Examination of Art McCormacke

Citation: TCD, 1641 Depositions Project, online transcript January 1970
[http://1641.tcd.ie/deposition.php?depID?=838041r036] accessed Monday 25th of September 2017 02:26 PM

Dublin Core

Date: 1653-03-23
Identifier: 838041r036


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

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

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The examinacion of Art McCormacke of Agidow{y} parish in the County of Londonderry yeoman taken Before vs at Colerane the 23d day of March 1652
Who being duely examined saith That he dwelt in the said parish of Aghidowy when the Irish Rebellion broke out & that when the fight at Garvagh between the Brittish & Irish in december 1641 was fought where the Brittish were killed he this Examinante was Lying sick in his bed & <A> continued sicke for above one Moneth after And that after he recov{ered} his health he staid at his owne house, & did not stirr abroad, A{nd} being demaunded where his brother Rory Duffe McCormacke {&} one Edmund McCormacke dwelt he saith they dwelt in A{} parish adiacent to Aghidowy & that after the said fight at Garv{agh} they became soldiers in Eweney oge ô Cahan of Magillegan {} which quartered about Colerane & in the parish of Dunboe An{d being} demaunded if he were with his brother Rory Duffe & the so{ldiers} when John Hilhouse & William Tannohill were murdered he sa{ith} he did not heare of any such persons murdred, But he heard some Brittish were killed in severall parts of the Countrey but by whom he doth not know he allwaies staying at his owne house being sickly & weake & that he did not see any Townes or houses sett on fyre or burnt by the Irish, & being demaunded who burnt Aghidowy where himselfe dwelt he saith he doth not know vnless it were the Irish Army which came out of Tirone & <B> kill’d the Brittish at the said fight at Garvagh And further he saith that he did not remove from his dwelling at Aghidowy vntill all the Irish by order from Sir Phelomy roe ô Neale vpon the Scotch goeing over the Bann in or about July 1642 marched further into the Countrey. And that afterwards he this Examinante was one Of Capten James Mullan soldiers who was afterwards as he hath heard kill’d at the battell of Scorfollis this Examinant being then vnder proteccion And further he saith not

Tho: Coote
Rich: Brasier Major


Deponent Fullname: Art McCormacke
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Yeoman
Deponent County of Residence: Derry
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Rory Duffe McCormacke, Edmund McCormacke, Eweney oge , Phelomy roe , James Mullan, John Hilhouse, William Tannohill
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Mentioned, Victim, Victim