Examination of James McIveagh

Citation: TCD, 1641 Depositions Project, online transcript January 1970
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Date: 1653-03-17
Identifier: 838040r035


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

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

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<symbol> The examinacion of James McIveagh of Tobbrann in the parish of Lissan & County of Londonderry Gent taken before vs at Colerane the said 17th day of March 1652
Who being duely examined saith That vpon Saturday the 23d of October 1641: he came home to his owne house at Tobbran about 3 miles from Moneymore & about one mile & an halfe from Lissan, (haveing th{e} weeke beene keepeing the sheriffs Turne Court as deputy sheriff vnto Edward Maxwell Esquire Highsheriffe of the County of Tirone at T{}leggan for the Barony of Dungannon) that vpon the said Saturd{ay}{} heard noe newes of the takeing of Moneymore or of any riseing {} Irish That vpon Sunday the 24th of October 1641 in the after{noone}{} was told & see by a generall riseing of the Countrey that some {} was raised in the Countrey but noe man (though he much en{ } could tell him positively wherefore it was But vpon the Mun{day} following this Examinant was sent for by one Mr John Allen a{} =man Register of the Lord Primates eclesiasticall Courts in {the} diocess of Armagh to preserve him he then dwelling in Dungan{non} vpon which Lissan being in his way he went thither to see the Lady Staples & to acquaint her with her his innocence, & that he did not know of the riseing of the Irish & that when he came there he found <A> that Neile oge ô Quin & his men had possessed themselues of Sir Thomas Staples house & of the rest of the Inhabitants houses in Lissan, & that he gave leave to the Tradesmen to stay in their houses (soe far as he see & heard) to enioy their owne, but whether he performed it or noe he doth not know because after about 2: houres stay in Lissan he went towards Dungannon to save the foresaid Mr Allen And being demaunded what the Lady Staples said to him or he to her vpon his said visitt he saith she told him with moanes of her owne & her sonn Baptist Captivities by the said Neile oge ô Quin, & that while he staid in Lissan he heard by vulgar report that all the goods of the Brittish in Lissan were possessed by the said Neile oge ô Quin & his men but to what <B> end he knowes not That from thence he went vnto Dungannon to save the said Mr Allen (who lately before gave this Examinant 20 li. yearely & his dyett to keepe the Registers Court under him in the said diocess)


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That when he this Examinant came thither he found the said Mr Allen & his wife & family stript & robbed of all he & they had either a broad or at home by Tirlagh ô Neile McShane Oge & Neile O Neile (as report present went) who are now protected & live in the Barony of Omey. That <C> he this examinante for former favours received from the said Mr Allen clothed him severall times & that he heareing the Scotts had kill’d about 25 Irish Gentlemen at Agher in the County of Tyrone he remoued his family & all his goods from his former habitacion neere Lissan to a place within a mile of Dungannon for feare of the Scotts & the better to preserue the said Mr Allen And this Examinante being demaunded if he were not at Lissan when Andrew Young was kill’d he saith he was drinkeing at Andrew Youngs house together with Henry O Haggan some day in December 1641 which Henry O Haggan had command of some men, & that after they had beene a while merry there, he this Examinante went to his said house at Tobbran & that That night as he heard the said Andrew Younge was killed by the said Henry O Haggan (since dead) in his the said Andrews owne house in Lissan And this Examinante further saith That he did not heare of any body whatsoever Killed in or about Lissan except the said Andrew Young & that he did not know or heare of any one Brittish <D> man or woman kill’d any where else. And further this Examinante saith that the Cheife Irish had every one a precinct, & that the said Henry O Haggan haveing some horses taken out of his precinct into the said Neile oge ô Quins precinct by some of his, or his sonnes men, he came to Lissan to recover his horses & fell vpon Andrew Young for the said horses as he this Examinant supposeth And further he saith not

Tho: Coote
Rich: Brasier Maior


Deponent Fullname: James McIveagh
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Gentleman
Deponent County of Residence: Derry
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Edward Maxwell, John Allen, Neile oge , Tirlagh , Neile O Neile, Henry O Haggan, Thomas Staples, Mr Allen, Lady Staples, Baptist Staples, Andrew Young
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Mentioned, Mentioned, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim