Examination of Geiles Kellsoe

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

Date: 1653-02-28
Identifier: 838045v042


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

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

fol. 45v


The Examinacion of Geiles Kellsoe als Hill of Ballycastle in the County of Antrim Widdow taken before vs at Colerane the day & yeare first above said
<2:> Who being duely sworne & examined saith That about the 4th day of January 1641 being a day or two after the Masscre at Portnaw this Examinantes <A> husband Hugh Hill & her selfe Gilbert Gamill & Robert Gamill his sonne with others were goeing alongst the Coast about Ballycastle in the County of Antrim to seeke transportacion into Scotland for safety of their lives from the Irish rage heareing they were then killing all the Brittish And that Vggan McAwley & Dunkin McAwley of Gensesk, in Culfaghtrim Parish in the County of Antrim with seaven Irish men more whose names she knowes not came all together at the sea side neere Ballycastle aforesaid vpon this Examinante her said husband Hugh Hill


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Hugh Hill & the said Gilbert & Robert Gamill & the rest of the Company being woemen & Children & the said Dunkin McAwley (the said Vggan & the other seaven being present) with a long skeine stabbed & slashed the Examinants husband Hugh Hill soe grievously as he dyed within five daies & the said Gilbert Gamill soe grievously that he dyed within three daies & the said Robert Gamill his son dyed instantly of the wounds he then receaved with the said skeine from the hands of the said Dunkin McAwley And further she saith not:

Tho: Coote
Rich: Brasier Major

Deponent Fullname: Geiles Kellsoe
Deponent Gender: Female
Deponent Occupation: Widow
Deponent County of Residence: Antrim
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Hugh Hill, Gilbert Gamill, Robert Gamill, Dunkin McAwley, Vggan McAwley
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Victim, Victim, Victim, Rebel, Rebel