Examination of William Sterlin

Citation: TCD, 1641 Depositions Project, online transcript January 1970
[http://1641.tcd.ie/deposition.php?depID?=838060v096] accessed Monday 25th of September 2017 10:27 AM

Dublin Core

Date: 1653-03-02
Identifier: 838060v096


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

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

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The Examinacion of William Sterling of Ballymoney Parish Gent taken before vs the second day of March 1652
<Quare Qu> <symbol> <30:> Who being duely sworne & examined saith That about the 20th of ffebruary 1641 William Loggan & George Tomson were taken in the Parish of Ballyreshane by some of the Irish who then quartered there to keepe in the Garrison of Colerane, that after their being taken they were carryed before James McColl McDonnell & Donnell gorme McDonnell & other the Irish Officers there who condemned the said William Loggan & George Tompson to be hanged, & that accordingly William Loggan was hanged at the end of Peter Lowries Kill & Donnell gorme McDonnell saved the said George Tomson from being executed as the said George told this examinante after he escaped out of their hands And this Examinante further saith That about the begining of March March 1641 some of the Companies of Colerane went out to secure some poore people who were like to starue to fetch in some come for their lively hood about a Mile from the Towne where he see one Patricke ô Hara of Killaggan running & leading on men against the poore people maney whereof were at that time with their burdens of sheaues vpon their Backes knocked downe & murdred & that he the said Patrick ô Hara shott often with a short piece he had in his hand amongst the midst of them And this Examinante further saith That about the fifth of January 1641 one John Hunter escaped from Carnkirin in Dirrickighan parish & came vnto Colerane stript naked & grievously wounded that for Cure of his wounds he came vnto this Examinante who professed Chirurgery And this Examinante saith that the said John Hunter had received fifteene or sixteene stabbs with


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<C> with a pike in his backe & being asked where he received those wounds he told this Examinante that he & his father & many more after the Murder at Portnaw were flying vnto Ballentoy & that at Carnkirrin aforesaid his father John Hunter was murdred before his eyes by <Quare> Toole McAllester Coll McAllester Donnell ô Cahan & theyr Associats & followers & that himselfe was alsoe stript & wounded by them & left for dead And further this Examinante saith there was on & about the same tyme above one hundred brittish of men woemen & Children murdred at Carnkirrin & Ballylusk by the said Toole McAllester Coll McAllester Donnell ô Cahan & their followers as aforesaid as the said John Hunter who escaped wounded as aforesaid told him this Examinante, which John Hunter was cured by this Examinante of his wounds but is since dead And further he saith not

Tho: Coote
Rich: Brasier Major

Deponent Fullname: William Sterlin
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Gentleman
Deponent County of Residence: Antrim
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: William Loggan, George Tomson, John Hunter, James McColl McDonnell, Donnell gorme McDonnell, Peter Lowries Kill, Patricke , Toole McAllester, Coll McAllester, Donnell
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Victim, Victim, Victim, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel