Examination of James Harper

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

Date: 1653-03-25
Identifier: 838085r163


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Antrim
Deposition Type: Commonwealth
Commissioners: Richard Bickerstaff, Tobias Houvier
Deposition Transcription:

fol. 85r


The examination of James Harper taken the day abouesaid &c. who saith all the former relation & addeth that as the aforesaid Hamilton was goeinge towards the foresaid Saxtons house they mett betwixt two <B> & three hundred of the Irish, well armed with pikes & swords, & at meetinge the Irish cryed for god & the Kings peace, the which beinge graunted the two parties drew nere frendly together till the Irish had incompassed the brittish, & then the Irish fell on & shew about nynteene or twenty of the Brittish, & beinge asked if he knew any of the said Irish, he sayth he knew one Rich McSulkey that was Mr Duns Cooke & one John Whyte a seruant to Mr Dun, & one Walter Bethell as the examinante supposeth was Mr Duns Groome, & one Turlagh o Beaglan & the plowman to Mr Dun & one Murtogh [o Suiliuan]

fol. 85v


& one Cormacke o ffery & being asked if he knew any now liueing that escaped at that time, he sayeth that he knowes not but who hath beene afore named & examined saueinge one John Rosse that he thinks liues about Malone

Deposed before vs

Tobias Houvier
Rich Bickerstaffe

fol. 86r


fol. 86v


The examination of John Dermople & Jam: Harper about the murder at Mich: Duns



Deponent Fullname: James Harper
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent County of Residence: Antrim
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Rich McSulkey, John Whyte, Walter Bethell, Turlagh o Beaglan, Murtogh o Suiliuan, Cormacke o ffery, * Hamilton
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Mentioned