Examination of Nicholas Simson

Citation: TCD, 1641 Depositions Project, online transcript January 1970
[http://1641.tcd.ie/deposition.php?depID?=838096r170] accessed Monday 25th of September 2017 11:08 AM

Dublin Core

Date: 1653-09-08
Identifier: 838096r170


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Antrim
Deposition Type: Commonwealth
Nature of Deposition: Captivity, Multiple Killing, Robbery, Words
Commissioners: Thomas Richardson
Deposition Transcription:

fol. 96r


The Examinacion of Nicholas Simson of Drogheda Esquire taken before Thomas Richardson of Dublin Esquire by vertue of a Commission to him and others directed in that behalfe ) the eigth day of September 1653
The said Examinant being duely sworne sayth That about <A> six week after the begining of the Rebellion in the North parte of Ireland hee this Examinant saw two wagons (or waynes after the English fashion) with eight Oxen a peece, draweing them into the Towne of Armagh, and demanding whose they were answeare was made him that they were Mr Michaell Doynes, And the next day followeing the Examinant meeting the said Michaell Doyne asked him what was the reason hee forsooke his dwelling to come thither, who answeared him that some Scotts men living about him assaulted his Castle, or offered to drive away his Cattle, in defence whereof hee and his servants and Tennants had killed seaventeen or eighteene of them, and that hee durst stay no longer thereabouts, And further sayth that hee knoweth that <B> the said Michaell Doyne (now prisoner in Dublin) gave or sould two very faire and serviceable horses (or geldings) to Sir Phelomy ô Neyle, his cause of knowledge is, that hee saw the said horses in the said Sir Phelims custody and service, and was told by Michaell Harrison that the said Michaell Doyne had sold one of them to the said Sir Phelim, and given him the other, And further sayth that hee heard it then generally reported at Armagh amongst the English (then prisoner) that the said Michaell Doyne was one of the said Sir

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Phelims councell in all his Accions, And heard it also reported by the Irish themselues that the said Michaell Doyne finding one Brownelow Taylor giving some Oats to his horse at a ffarme or Castle (called Castle Dillon) which Thomas Taylor father of the said Brownelow held by lease from the said Michaell Doyne (who had seized vppon the said Oats and other Corne to of the said Thomas Taylors there, and deteined the same from him) hee the said Michaell Doyne or and his servants, then and there apprehended the said Brownelow Taylor, and sent him (being vppon a Saturday night) as a prisoner to Charlemount to Sir Phelim ô Neile, alleadging that hee was running to the enemy (as they then called the English) which said Brownelow Taylor was hanged the next <C> morneing at Charlemount, being the lords day in by fyve of the clocke, as this Examinant was told by fyve or six persons at least that saw him hanged, And further hee sayth not:/

Nicola Sympson
Sworne before mee the day and yeare first within written
Tho: Richardson


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Deponent Fullname: Nichas Simson
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Esquire
Deponent County of Residence: Louth
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Michaell Doyne, Phelomy , Michaell Harrison, Brownelow Taylor, Thomas Taylor
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Rebel, Rebel, Mentioned, Victim, Victim