Examination of Donnell Maginis

Citation: TCD, 1641 Depositions Project, online transcript January 1970
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Date: 1653-06-09
Identifier: 837186r144


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Down
Deposition Type: Commonwealth
Nature of Deposition: Arson, Captivity, Multiple Killing, Words
Commissioners: John Reding, Roger Lyndon
Deposition Transcription:

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The Examination of Collonnell Donnell Maginis <A> Adged 36 yeares or thereabouts taken before vs the 9th day of June 1653
Who sayth that hee was neuer Gouernor nor deputy Gouernor of the Newry, but sayth that hee was in the Newry when Hugh mc Daniell Og Maginis was de p uty Gouernor of that towne vnder Sir Conn Maginis This Examinents brother and with him then there were Turlogh Ree o Neile, brother <A> to Sir Phellemy and Turlogh mc Bryan mc Henery og o Neile with Collonnell Plunckett and Euer Maginis, at this time (as he remembers long before Christmas next after the Rebellion began in Anno 1641) there coming a messenger called Bryan O Rowny with letters from Captain Patrick Treavor and Sir Henry Touchbuorne, to Sir Edward Treavor and to Marcus Trevor. In which letters it was desired by them that the English foorces in Vlster should bee of good Courradge, and march away to Droghed{a} where Sir Henry Tuchburne was Gouernor & that they and this party should Joyne together to suppress and not Roote out the Irish Rebells, which letters being taken from the sayd Rowny, after perusall at a Counsell of Warr, held there by the said Hugh mc Daniell og Maginis Deputy Gouernor, and the sayd Turlogh Ree O Neile, then called Gouernor of Vlster, and the rest of the company before set downe The said Euer and this Examinet were sent with those letters to Sir Edward Treavor to reade them who after reading of them, hee sayd that those letters were sent for his the said Sir Edwards and his sonn Marcus theire destruction or to breake their necks; wherevpon this Examinent tould the said Sir Edward beleeue [ ] that this shall not doe yow hurt till wee heare further of the matters, for as long as I liue you shall not suffer by reason of these letters, And sayth that the next day after by the sayd Councell of warr, the sayd Bryan O Rowny was derected to bee hanged, and was accordingly executed, Albeit that this Examinant did sollicit earnestly for his life, And sayth, that one Patterick King of the Newry was questioned for & about the said matter, but how hee came of, hee this Examinant doth not remember And sayth that Leutenant Hugh Treavor and others then Prissoners at the <B> Newry were sent from the Newry to Carlingfort by Michaell Cauly as their Conductor and there deliuered them safe to one John Babe to bee shipt from thence into England, but what became of them after their being in Carlingfort, this Examinant knowes not. onely heard that Leutenant Treavor was murdered, but by whom or how soone after, hee knowes not. The sayd examinant being demaunded whether

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Whether hee was at the burning of Downpatterick, or whe{n} hee was there, hee sayth hee was there a weeke before it was burnt in Company of his brother in law Leutenant Generall <C> Bryan O Neile who that yeare came from beyond seas with Coll Pluncket, Hugh mc Phellemy Byrne, Con og o Neile and others whom hee remembers not, And sayth that the said Con o Neile sent to the now Lord Maginis this Examinants Nephew to meete him the sayd Con oge at a certaine place nere Downepatterick with what forces hee could make to take the towne, but before the sayd Con Maginis came, and befor{e} the tyme prefixed for the meeting, The sayd Con og with what forces hee had, attemted the takeing of the said towne of Downe and got it, except my Lord Crumwells house And sayth that within a weeke after the towne was taken, the said Leutenant Generall Bryan o Neile, and this Examinant came to Downepatterick, they found the said Leutenant Maginis, and <D> Con oge o Neile, with Phellemy mc Toole, and other commanders vnder Con og o Neile, and being there two or three dayes, faceing the said Lord Crumwells house, and endeauering the gaining thereof from Leutenant Coll Hamilton, and Leutenant Thomas Abraham, & having laid seidg soe close against that house and parlying with the sayd Liutenant Coll Hamillton, The said Hamilton writt to my Lord Claneboyes that hee would not deliuer vp the house on any tearmes vnless that this Examinant (whom hee heard was then in towne) would bee sent in as pledg, for the performance of the Conditions that should bee agreed vpon, where vpon this Examinant was sent to Killyleagh as pledg till the condicion{s} were performed and house deliuered vp to Con og and to the rest, which done this Examinant sayth hee was released from Killyleagh And further sayth not
taken by vs
Roger Lyndon
John Reding

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9o Juny 1653
Donnell Og Maginis
his Examinacion

Deponent Fullname: Donnell Maginis
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Colonel
Deponent County of Residence: Unknown
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Hugh mc Daniell Og Maginis, Conn Maginis, Turlogh Ree o Neile, Phellemy o Neile, Turlogh mc Bryan mc Henery og o Neile, Collonnell Plunckett, Euer Maginis, Michaell Cauly, John Babe, Hugh mc Phellemy Byrne, Bryan O Neile, Con og o Neile, Lord Maginis, Phellemy mc Toole, Bryan O Rowny, Patrick Treavor, Henry Touchbuorne, Edward Treavor, Marcus Trevor, Patterick King, Lord Crumwell, Coll Hamilton, Thomas Abraham, Lord Claneboyes
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Victim, Victim, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned