Examination of Donnoghy ô Cahan

Citation: TCD, 1641 Depositions Project, online transcript January 1970
[http://1641.tcd.ie/deposition.php?depID?=838070v125] accessed Monday 25th of September 2017 10:41 AM

Dublin Core

Date: 1653-03-08
Identifier: 838070v125


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

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

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The Examinacion of Donnoghy ô Cahan of Killowen parish in the County of Londonderry yeoman taken before vs at Colerane 8o March 1652 aforesaid

<45:> Who being duely sworne & examined saith That he this Examinante & three soldiers more of Sir John Borlases Companey garrisoning at Colerane on St Patricks day being as he remembers the 17th of March 1641 went over vnto the Westside the River of Bann to gett some Corne (Mr Cossens Company being gon over before them for the like purpose) that the Irish Rebells on that side the Bann seeing the Brittish provideing themselves of Corne to carry into Colerane gathered together & came vpon those of Mr Cossens Company who were getting Corne out of William Hanna’s Stackyard & made them retreat to the Bannside That some of Eveney oge ô Cahans men who then had Command of a Companey of the Irish Rebells gott betweene this Examinante & the said River of Bann & tooke <A> him & the three soldiers prisoners & carryed them prisoners vnto the said Eveney oges quarters at Thomas Hasletts house in Dunboe parish & delivered them vnto his leiutenant Rory Duffe McCormacke & his Ensigne Edmund McCormacke who kepr him this Examinant three nights vntill fferdoragh ô Cahan sent for him who then kept &


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& dwelt in Aghgeavy Castle & was called Lieutenant Colonell vnto <B> Manus roe ô Cahan with whom he abode as alsoe John Brookes & Thomas Porter of Castle derrig neere Strabane vntill Sir Robert Stewart & Colonell Mervin with the Brittish forces came vnto Ardicleave, at which time (being about the latter end of April 1642) the Irish burnt the Castles of Mevannogher & Aghgeavy & thence this Examinante went into the woods with Donnell ô Cahan & others of the said fferdoragh ô Cahans Creaghts That he hath credibly heard from diverse of the Irish that the said Eveney oge ô Cahan of Magillegan did at the begining of the Irish Rebellion murder Augheltry McClery in or neere Magillegan and that the said Rory Duffe McCormacke his Lieutenant the night that the Brittish were routed & killed at Garvagh did burne John Hilhouse house neere Sundaies well in the Marches of the Parishes betweene Dunboe & Macosquin & that the same time he the said Rory Duffe murdred the said John Hilhouse himselfe And further he Saith not

Tho: Coote
Rich: Brasier Major

Deponent Fullname: Donnoghy
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Yeoman
Deponent County of Residence: Derry
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: John Borlase, Mr Cossens, William Hanna, Thomas Haslett, John Brookes, Robert Stewart, Colonell Mervin, Eveney oge , Rory Duffe McCormacke, Edmund McCormacke, fferdoragh , Donnell , John Hilhouse, Augheltry McClery, Thomas Porter
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Victim, Victim, Mentioned