Examination of William ô Sheile

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

Date: 1653-03-16
Identifier: 838036r030


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Antrim
Deposition Type: Commonwealth
Nature of Deposition: Multiple Killing, Words
Commissioners: Richard Brasier, Thomas Coote
Deposition Transcription:

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The Examinacion of William ô Sheile of Ballymoney Parish in the County of Antrim Gent taken before vs the said 16th day of March 1652
<B> Who being duely examined saith That he haveing marryed one of the O Neile & being fearefull of the Scotts that they should hurt or apprehend him he with his wife & two servants fled over the Bann about fower or five daies before the Murder at Portnaw & that likewise before he with his wife & two servants did fly over Henry ô Haggan was fled over unto the Irish on the Westside the Bann And being demanded why he feared the Scotts would hurt or apprehend him he saith his brother Manus O Sheile now dead told him he heard in Mr Stewarts Campe at Portnaw that he this Examinant would be apprehended And this Examinant further saith that about six daies after the Murder at Portnaw he returned over the Bann & lived in an Irish Tennants house of his neere or in the Lainy & that after his returne over the Bann he never marched with the Irish or came neere their Campes in any place neither was at any of their fights or victories or seige of or over the Brittish, neither did he


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he see any houses fiyred or any of the English or Scotch any where killd neither did he see any dead bodies of men woemen of Children save of a few brittish who were killed about three myles from this Examinants house <B> in the Lainy vpon the 11th of ffebrurary 1641 since by the Brittish called Blackfriday but who kill’d them he knowes not further then he hath heard that Allester McColl commanded the Irish party who fought them that day & routed them And further he saith not

Tho: Coote
Rich: Brasier Major

Deponent Fullname: William
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Gentleman
Deponent County of Residence: Antrim
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: * O Neile, Henry , Manus O Sheile, Mr Stewart, Allester McColl
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Rebel