Examination of Thomas Harpur

Citation: TCD, 1641 Depositions Project, online transcript January 1970
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Date: 1653-05-26
Identifier: 838092r167


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Antrim
Deposition Type: Commonwealth
Nature of Deposition: Arson, Captivity, Killing
Commissioners: Phil: P[], Samuel Bonnell
Deposition Transcription:

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The Examinacion of Thomas Harpur of Legmore in the County of Antrym yeoman: aged 41: yeares or thereabouts taken before vs this 26th of May 1653
Who beinge duly sworne saith That in the begininge of this Rebellion hee Liued in the Towne of Clanauy in the County of Antrym, and after his house was burned he liued in the house of one Mr Stotusbury for certaine weekes, but so it was that vpon the first day Comonly called Sunday in the first yeare of the Rebellion, beinge the same day that Sir Phellimy O Neile came against to Lisnegaruey, early in the Morninge early in the morninge Mrs Stotusbury wife to Mr Stotusbury aforesaid told this Examinante that one Mr Michaell Dunne had sent for her husband and Hee was verry much troubled, yet the said shee heard it was to goe to masse att Michaell Dunns house <A> Notwithstandinge beinge much troubled as aforesaid, she the said Mrs Stotusbury desired this Examinante to goe towards the house of Michaell Dunne, and looke what hee could see or heare, wherevpon this Examinante went about halfe a Mile, towards the said house, and this Examinante being vpon the Mount about halfe way betwixt Clanavy aforesaid and the house of Michaell Dunne, sawe Certaine horse and foote ridinge and goinge to & from betwixt the said house of Michaell Dunne and a hill called Phellimy Pitmeaw, And this Examinante saith that amongst the said horse & foote hee knewe Michaell Dunne, Mr Stotusbury & Humphry Sexton, who beinge well knowne to this Examinante hee tooke the baddnes to goe downe to them, and then sawe runninge att the side of the horse vpon which the said Michaell Dunne did ride a verry proper man, who was called Captaine Hammilton desiringe to haue his life saved, beinge pursued and followed Close by one of Dunne his servants, who had a Pistoll in one hand and a drawne skeane in the other and as they were thus passinge to and ffro, there appeared a Party of horse vpon the hill called Pitmeaw, which some said were Lisnegaruey Troope

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Troope, and Rode vp towards to them vntill they Came within Pistoll shott one of another, and that then the horsemen that appeared vpon the hill as aforesaid, beinge a party of Sir Phellimy O Neile his horse, Rode in vpon that Party amongst whom Michaell Dunne was and seemingly tooke them prisoners, but went altogether Downe to the house of Michaell Dunne and this Examinante went backe to Clanavy, And this Examinante further saith that when Mr Stotusbury came backe to his house, ( who was then of the Party with Dunne as aforesaid) that hee askinge the said Mr Stotusbury what was become of Capten Hamilton who was pursude by one of Dunne’s servants hee Mr Stotusbury answared that hee was killed and further saith not

Tho: Harpur

Taken before vs
Phil: P[inchon?]
Sam Bonnell

[Endorsement on

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Deponent Fullname: Thomas Harpur
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Yeoman
Deponent County of Residence: Antrim
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Mr Stotusbury, Mrs Stotusbury, Humphry Sexton, Captaine Hammilton, Phellimy O Neile, Michaell Dunne
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Mentioned, Mentioned, Rebel, Victim, Rebel, Rebel