Examination of Michaell Doyne

Citation: TCD, 1641 Depositions Project, online transcript January 1970
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Identifier: 838113r180


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Antrim
Deposition Type: Commonwealth
Nature of Deposition: Arson, Multiple Killing, Words, Succour
Commissioners: Henry Jones
Deposition Transcription:

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The examjnation of Micheall Doyne taken vppon oathe
That Sir ffellymye O Neale and his brother <A> Terlighe O Neall as was relatted to me by one Corre and one of the magires with others whose names I remember not gaue speciall order to them the said partiee to burne the house of Castle Dillon whear I then Dwelt, of whome I desired of the wheate and Corne then in the Castle to haue some for Releef for my wife and children and some poore English women wee kept for to succor which they refused to giue at which tyme, as I remember, Ardmaghe was burnt for which they gaue order as the parties avered vnto me And that then I suposinge the English Armye would come in to the Contrye: <B> I left my wife and Children and what shee had and those women aforsaid with a letter with my wife to giue to my son Micheall if the Englishe Army came thither: suposing that my son Micheall was in the said Armye and then went my selfe to Charlemont Then after that I Came backe from Charlemont findinge my wife in an old kilne and those poore women and went to goodmann Stubbes house Whoe

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Whoe I preserued till he and one of the Dillons sons of Castle Dillon was by meanes of Mr Henry O Neall of the fewes sent to Dundalk I was then Constrained vnder Sir ffellymyes power for preservaton of me and my family and neuer had or receaued any Comand vnder him nor was anyway of his Cowncell nor <C> knew I of any of his euill Intentions Contrivances vntill they weare acted openly.
Some tymes I was Constrained to goe to Sir ffellmym theareby to get and recower some Cowes stolen from me some I got folowing the Tracke of them, but noe right could be had nor any of my Cowes restored by reasonn my wife was a protestant, and thearfore did vse all meanes with Sir fflellym and his brother Terloe to put me and my famyly out of the Lands of Castle Dillon
That when he assumed the name of Tirrane att a generall Meetinge at Tulughoge Mr Harison and my selfe weare theare but neither I nor the said Harrison for ought knowne to me to what end the said meetinge {was } was vntill it was declared at the tyme of the said generall Meetinge I had often Conference with Sir ffellymy about savinge my wifes brothers in lawe & other poore English people of Castle Dillon who weare preserved In

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In saftie Till vnder the Cooler of sendinge them with safe Conuoies they weare Murthered or the Rebells would drowne them all I hard by generall reporte, I neuer sawe nor was I present when any weare killed or drowned
Then hauinge Two yonge horses Sir ffelymy O Neall told me he must haue the horses beinge the greatest Riches I had then left to supporte <D> my selfe & ffamily Intendinge to make mony of them which I sold him for fforty pounds which he appointed Mr Harrison to pay which he did and knew thearof as aforesaid.
I was present amonge many others & hard Sir ffelmyes say that he had Comision from the kinge for what he did in raisinge this warr, but neuer did I see any Comission
The Land I had at Castle Dillon in right of my wife & hir children, Owne Roe O Neall In regard it was his fathers as he said before the plantation he tooke most of it & gaue the same to the guynes <E> the Donellyes and the [Prices?] his ffosterers and for that my wife was a prottestant his ffosterers vrged and wought dayely with Owne Roe to put me quit out as they did formerly worcke with Sir ffellymy O Neale soe to doe which was accordingely done at last. I hard Owne Roe say in presence of many standers bye god will neuer prosper this Nation wheare soe many murthers

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Murthers haue beene Comitted with a protestation that had he knowne that it was soe tainted he would neuer haue Come to Ierland to fight for either Religion or other end and wished him selfe in Turkye before euer he came, And Many tymes would expresse adestation and dislike of the Murthers Comited by Sir ffelymy and his party

M Doynne
Taken before me
Hen: Jones

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The examynacion of Michaell Doyne

Deponent Fullname: Micheall Doyne
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent County of Residence: Antrim
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: ffellymye O Neale, Terlighe O Neall, Owne Roe O Neall, Micheall *, goodmann Stubbes, Tulugh oge McHarison, Henry O Neall, Mr Harrison, the guynes, the Donellyes, the Prices, Michael Doyne
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned