Examination of Edward Sanders

Citation: TCD, 1641 Depositions Project, online transcript January 1970
[http://1641.tcd.ie/deposition.php?depID?=837173r132] accessed Monday 25th of September 2017 01:32 PM

Dublin Core

Date: 1653-06-09
Identifier: 837173r132


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Down
Deposition Type: Commonwealth
Nature of Deposition: Arson, Captivity, Multiple Killing
Deposition Transcription:

fol. 173r

The examinacion of Edw: Sanders of the Maze in Com: Downe gent aged thirty fiue yeares or thereabouts taken vpon oath 9 June 1653
Who being duely sworne saith that he being in the Newry when the Rebellion broke out & one of Sir Arthur Tyringhams Company was apprehended & imprisoned there by the Irish till the time of their march towards Lisnegaruy which was in the latter end of Nou: 1641 <A> & then he was caryed prisoner along with the whole Irish Army to Brookhill to Maior Rawdens house being on a Saterday night where Sir Phill: O Neilles men with Sir Con Maginis & the whole Country did Randezuous consisting of seuen thousand men or more (as this examinant verely belieueth) & that same night was sent a party of the Irish horse to fetch Mr Michaell Doine & Mr Stotesbury from their houses & such Armes as was in their houses which was done & this examinant saw the said Mr Doine & Mr Stotisbury there late that night & were kept there prisoners that night & caried as prisoners next day to Lisnegaruy
And he saith that George Sexten (now in prison) marched the next day being Sunday in the head of a party of the Irish with his sword in his hand against Lisnegaruy & assaulted at & entred the Towne at a place called Louzy Barne where they were beaten of with much loss & he hardly escaped haueing a great paire of rideing Boots on, drawne vp soe that he could not run fast but at last escaped by getting ouer a ditch when some Horsemen pursued him, & as hee came back was soe out of Breath that he could not speake for the present & was very <B> hoarse all day after; And being demanded what other persons he obserued to be chiefe men in leading on that Root against Lisnegaruy, saith that Donell Oge mc Terne Maginis (now in prison) was a Colonell or Lieutenant Collonell there then & had his men there & doth belieue Confidently Humphry Sexton brother to the said

fol. 173v

George was there also at that time And being demanded what <C> men of the English was kild there saith he saw the bodys of two Englishmen the said Irish party had taken & hanged Also he heard there was aboue of thirty of the English kild that time in Lisnegaruy
And he further saith that he was also forced to goe along with the Lord Maginis & the said Donell mc Terne Maginis before Downe Patrick about two monthes after the Irish were beaten at Lisnegaruy & saith that the said Maginis Donell Terne Maginis & the two mc Cartans (now in prison) were also there & had comand of men when the said Towne was burnt & taken & Lord Cromwells house & Mr Russell of Rathmullan was very actiue & gaue & sent Intelligence & this examinant did see the said Russell & his sonne who were often at New Castle with Sir Con Maginis before the takeing of Downe but afterwards knoweth not what passed for that he made an escape from Downe to Saul Castle to Mr Kinnason

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fol. 174v

Edw: Sanders examinacion
Sir Con Maginis
Geo: Sexten
Donell oge mc Terne Maginis
Humphry Sexten
the Lord Maginis
Patt: mc Cartan
Owen mc Cartan
Mr Russell of Rathmullan
& his sonne

Deponent Fullname: Edw: Sanders
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Gentleman
Deponent County of Residence: Down
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Arthur Tyringham, Maior Rawden, Phill: O Neille, Mr Kinnason, Michaell Doine, Mr Stotesbury, Donell Oge mc Terne Maginis, Con Maginis, George Sexten, Humphry Sexten, Mr Russell, Lord Maginis, Patt: mc Cartan, Owen mc Cartan
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel