Examination of John Stewart

Citation: TCD, 1641 Depositions Project, online transcript January 1970
[http://1641.tcd.ie/deposition.php?depID?=838102r174] accessed Monday 25th of September 2017 10:22 AM

Dublin Core

Date: 1653-03-17
Identifier: 838102r174


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Antrim
Deposition Type: Commonwealth
Nature of Deposition: Assault, Death, Multiple Killing, Robbery
Deposition Transcription:

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The examinacion of John Stewart of Temple Pattrick aged fifty yeares or thereabouts taken at Belfast 17 March 1652
Who saith that he liueing at Ballimether within a mile of Temple Pattrick at the begining of the Rebellion one Mr James Hamilton who Liued within a halfe mile of this examinant & about fifty more in his company of Engl Scotts & Irish whereof this examinant was one went towards Michaell Doines to see if they could recouer back Mr one ffulton his Cowes back from the Irish according to his desire of them which they had taken away violently & vpon their way & within a mile of the said Michaell Doines they apprehended an Irish man whose name he knowes not & demanded of him if he could tell where Mr the said ffultons Cowes were was who answered that he could tell & would also bring them where the said Mr ffultons Cowes were & when <A> the said Mr James Hamilton & those in his company had come within a muskett shott & more of the said Michaell Doines as they were directed by the said man whome they had apprehended who told them that the said Cowes were in a Park adioning to the said Michaells house There came out from about the said house aboue a hundred of Irishmen & woemen whereof the said Michaell Doines Groome was one whose name he knowes not according as it was reported to him by one Dauid ffurbatt who was then present in the said James Hamiltons Company who died presently after he came home by t he seaurall wo un ds which he had received & from the said Irish And the said Irish drew neerer vnto them vntill that they were within speach of one another & there came from them a man who talked priuately with the said James Hamilton & whome he heard was Michaell Donnes Groome & after they had done talkeing the said Irish comanded the said James Hamilton with such others who were in his company to lay downe their Armes vpon which they some of them obeyed

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But one James Ross de n i ed to lay downe his Armes saying that he would sooner dye then doe soe vpon which the vpon which [ ] And the said Irish imediatly compassed them in & fell vpon them & killed the said one James Ross & Sanders Ross James Hunter & Dauid ffu rbatt John Key William Harper & William Garner & seuerall others whose name he remembers not There being killed in all about the number of eighteen or nineteen & the rest escaped home all exscept the said Mr James Hamilton whome they took prisoner & killed afterward but by whome he knoweth not And being demanded if he knew any of those Irish or where the said Michaell Doine was at that time when this murder was comitted saith that he heard by some in his company that went along the said time to recouer the said Mr Harbart ffultons Cowes that he the said Michaell Doine was in his house at that time & whether he was in <C> their Company or not he this examinant knew{eth} not & further saith that he did not know any one of the said Irish that were then present but that it was reported vnto him by one Dauid ffurbutt that the said Michael who after his escape from amongst them came home & died presently after by the seuerall wourds which he had received from them that the said Michaell Doines Groome was amongst them And being demanded o f this examinate further saith that there is one James Harper which Liues in Shanes Oges towne within a mile & a halfe of the old store & Robert ffurbatt & his sonne Rob: ffurbutt who Liues beyond the Maine water & James Derum p le of the Roug h f ort which were present when the said murder was comitted
And he further saith that there was one owe O Cane who was present at that time also And for ther saith not

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John Stewarte Examinaction of Templepatrick
March 1652
Mich Doyn

Deponent Fullname: John Stewart
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent County of Residence: Antrim
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: James Hamilton, * ffulton, James Ross, Sanders Ross, James Hunter, John Key, William Harper, William Garner, Dauid ffurbutt, Michaell Doines, James Derump, owe O Cane, Rob: ffurbutt, Robert ffurbatt, Shanes Oges, James Harper, James Ross
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Rebel, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned