Examinacion of James Widderoe

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

Date: 1653-03-02
Identifier: 838058v092


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

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

fol. 58v


The Examinacion of James Widderoe of Dunluce Backer, taken before vs at Colerane the second day of March 1652
<28> Who being duely sworne & examined saith That Gilduffe ô Cahan with others whose names he knowes not were, drinking <A> in Dunluce vppon Sunday the 24th of October 1641 in James Stewarts house vntill about ten of the clocke in the forenoone That about that houre (there being none in Dunluce Castle but one Anthony Capten Digbies man) he the said Gilduffe ô Cahan with some followers entred the Castle, wherevpon the said Anthony came foorth of the Castle & went & told Capten Digbie who dwelt about a mile from the Castle how Gilduffe ô Cahan with others had taken vp the Castle of Dunluce Wherevpon Capten Digby came vnto Dunluce & alsoe the same Sunday at night Mr Alexander McDonnell the Earle of Antrims Brother & Archibald Stewart Esquire came vnto Dunluce & together with Capten Digby went downe vnto the Castle, & the next day by some agreement betweene them which he this Examinante doth not know, Capten Digby & some Scotchmen were put in the Castle & the said Gilduffe & his followers came foorth After which time the Inhabitants of the Towne & Castle of Dunluce lived peaceably vntill after the Murder at Portnaw which was committed about the second day of January 1641 And that about 4 or 5 daies after the Murder the Irish forces vnder the Command of

fol. 59r


<B> of James McColl McDonnell Gilduffe ô Cahan John Mortimer <C>& some others who now are dead came vnto Dunluce & summoned the Castle but Capten Digby refuseing to yeild it, the said Comanders, or their men, sett the towne of Dunluce on fyre & burnt it & murdred one William Gault & some fower men more in & about the Towne & rocks of Dunluce And further he saith not

Tho: Coote
Rich: Brasier Major

Deponent Fullname: James Widderoe
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Baker
Deponent County of Residence: Antrim
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Gilduffe , Alexander McDonnell, Archibald Stewart, James McColl McDonnell, John Mortimer, Capten Digbie, William Gault
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Rebel, Mentioned, Mentioned, Rebel, Rebel, Mentioned, Victim