Examination of Sir Phelim O’Neill

Citation: TCD, 1641 Depositions Project, online transcript January 1970
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Dublin Core

Date: 1653-02-23
Identifier: 836167r080


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Armagh
Deposition Type: Commonwealth
Nature of Deposition: Words
Commissioners: Anthony Morgan, Charles Coote, Henry Jones, Henry Sankey, Robert Meredith, W Allen
Deposition Transcription:

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<A> The examjnacion of Sir Phelym ô Neile taken the xxiijth of ffebruary 1652 before
Who beeing examjned saith That about a quarter or halfe a yeare before the begining of the Rebellion in Ireland the plott of the said Rebellion was discouered to him by R the Lord of Eniskill i n Magwyre and Roger Moore and they two and Phillipp ô Rely and the examjnant haue seuerall tymes in Dublin mett and discoursed of the said Plott, Hee saith that <B> at the some of the said meettings Collonel John Barry Sir James Dillon and Anthony Preston & Hugh m c Phillipp ô Re Phelym were present, Hee saith that wa there was an oath of secrecie administred to such persons as were priuy to the said plott that the said oath was giuen to the examjnant, at his Chamber in Nellsons house in Castlestreete by the Lord Maguyre and the said Roger Moore Hee saith that at theire meeteings it was agreed that the seuerall ffortes in Irland [ ] should bee taken and that the exam j nant we to that purpose the exam j nant was appointed to take Charlemount, the Lord {Magwyre}

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to take Eniskillyn Collonel Barry Anthony Preston <C> Roger Moore and Collonel Plunkett to take the Castle of Dublin Sir James Dillon to take the fforte of Gallway Sir Morgan Cauenagh and Hugh mc Phelym to take the fforte of Duncanon, That when the ffortes and had beene taken then the Gouernement to bee altered and new Lords Justices to bee made and addresses to bee then sent to the King, Hee saith that after the Rebellion whe re at the tyme of the seidge of Drogheda, The examjnant were with <D> his fforces in Vlster were invited to come to the said seidge by [ ] seuerall of the Lords and Gentlemen of the Pale both by message in writeing and otherwise, the hee saith that the lettre for his invitacion was subscribed by the Earle of ffingall the Lords of Gormanstowne, Slane and Lowth, and by Nicholas Darcy and most of the Gentlemen of the Pale and Comanders then at the seidge That when hee and his fforces came thither the said Lords and Gentlemen of the Pale made at a meeteing at Bewly gaue a Comission was given to the examjnant signed by the persons aforesaid appointing the examjnant Gener Comander in Cheife of all the fforces then at the said seidge

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<E> Hee saith that soone after the xxijth of oct 1641 at a meeteing at Monoghan the examjnant was <symbol> chosen Comander in Cheife of Vlster by Phillipp mc Hugh ô Rely Collonel mc Mahon and Magwyres and seuerall of the Ô Neales and mc Mahons Magenisses and others and a Comission for that purpose giuen to him by them, That afterwardes by order of the Supreame Councell at Kilkenny the examjnant was made Lord President of Vlster Hee denieth that [ ] hee was Chosen Earle of Tyrone at the hill of Tulloghoge or that euer hee assumed that title or subscribed any lettre or writeing at Earle of Tyrone, H ee saith that Hee saith that the said Collonell John Barry beeing very intimate with the Lord of Ormond they it was conceiued that the said Collonell Barry was at the said meeteings by the priuitie and appointment of the said Lord of ormond, Hee saith that it was resolued at some of the said meeteings that <f> vppon the Change of the Gouernement the said Lord of Ormond and the Lord of Gormanstowne were to bee appointed Lords Justices of Ireland, and that the sword should bee appointed giuen to them
Phe: O’Neill
Cha: Coote: Rob: Meredith Ant. Morgan
He: Sankey Hen: Jones W. Allen

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The Examination
of Sir Phelim ô
Neile Febr. 23. 1652.

Deponent Fullname: Phelym
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Knight
Deponent County of Residence: Unknown
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Lord Magwyre, Roger Moore, Phillipp , John Barry, James Dillon, Anthony Preston, Hugh mc Phelym, Morgan Cauenagh, Earle of ffingall, Lord of Gormanstowne, Lord of Slane, Lord of Lowth, Phillipp mc Hugh , Collonel mc Mahon, Lord of Ormond, * Nellson
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Mentioned, Mentioned