Examination of Michaell Doyne

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

Date: 1653-08-24
Identifier: 838115r181


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

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

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The further Examinacion of Michaell Doyne Esquire taken before Roberte Doyley and Thomas Richardson Esquire Members of the High Court of Justice sitting at Dublin the 24th day of August 1653
The said Examinant being demanded sayth and confesseth that hee hath heard that there was about eighteene Scotts killed on a Saboath day morneing being the same day Sir Phelim roe ô Neile came to Lisnegarvye being before Christmas in the yeare 1641 to the best of his remembrance and that hee heard of the said murther or killing about three or foure howers after it was committed, and that it was acted on the lord Conways land about a mile and a halfe distant from the Examinants house at Knockerne in the County of Antrim, And saith that hee knoweth not who were Actors in the said murther nor who comanded the partye, nor hath credibly bin informed, but sayth that (by the speech of the Countrey since) they were some of the tennants of the lord Coneways land some of the Quinns and others whose name hee knoweth not, other then one Shane McEdm: <A> Groome ô Quin and that one Tirlagh ô Bengley who was then the Examinants servant was there And further sayth that the same morneing Saboath day morneing hee this Examinant was taken prisoner by a partye at aboute halfe a mile from his owne house (whether hee was then comming)

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on horseback from Glinaveye) by a partye of Sir Phelim roe ô Neiles who <B> tooke this Examinants sword from him and suffered him to ride with them toward this Examinants owne house neere wherevnto the said partye meeting with some Creaghts and who were bringing one Captaine Hamilton prisoner towards this Examinants house (as hee beleiveth) the said party of Sir Phelim ô Neiles tooke the said Hamilton from the said Creaghts in this Examinants presente and carried him with this Examinant (and one Mr Stotesbury & Humfrey Sexton whom they tooke prisoners with this Examinant) to his this Examinant) to his this Examinants said house where they dined and afterwards carried the said Stotesbury, Sexton, Hamilton, and this Examinant prisoner to Sir Phelim ô Neile then neere Lisnegarvey but this examinant being demanded the question denieth that the said Hamilton after hee was apprehended by the said party did at all run by this his the Examinants horse side begging his life, nor was it in the examinants power to releiue him beeing himselfe also a prisoner and denieth that the said Captaine Hamilton was murthered at his house but carried to Lisnegarvey as aforesaid, and thence carried away by Sir Phelim his command and hanged as this Examinant hath since heard And being demanded whether there were not in or about ffebruary 1641 a prey of Cattle brought to him by the Irish being the goods of John ffulton & others hee denieth that any such were brought to him but sayth hee remembers John ffulton

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came or sent to him with complaint that [his] Cattle were taken by Humphrey Sexton or Shane McEdmond groome ô Quin wherevppon hee this Examinant did send (to his best remembrance) and desire resticion might be made, and beleiveth restitucion was made accordingly And the Examinant denieth that hee or any of his men to his knowledge did carry Bromley Tailor from Armagh to Charlemount but hath heard that the said Tailor was hanged at Charlemount And denieth that ever hee gaue out in Armagh or any other place that hee and his men had killed twenty seaven or any other number of English or Scotts And being demanded whether hee know one an Englishman called great Ned denieth that hee ever knew any such man or that he was ever his plowman to the best of his knowledge nor ever gaue order to his servants to murther him or any other person And the defen Examinant being demanded whether hee knew one William Apleby, and John Harding late of Clonavey in the County of Tyrone denieth that hee knew them or either of them or at that they were murthered or when or where or by whose order onely he heard there were such men liveing at Clonafeye and confesseth that his owne house at Kno ckerne was sett on fire, and that hee hath heard it was by one of the Oneiles but which hee knoweth not, And sayth that it was burned after hee this Examinant was taken prisoner by a weeke or thereabouts to his best remembrance and further sayth not./

M Doyne

<Taken before vs Tho: Richardson R. Doyly>

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Deponent Fullname: Michaell Doyne
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Esquire
Deponent County of Residence: Antrim
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Phelim roe , the Quinns, Tirlagh , Shane McEdm: Groome , the Oneiles, lord Coneway, Mr Stotesbury, Humfrey Sexton, Captaine Hamilton, John ffulton, Bromley Tailor, William Apleby, John Harding, great Ned *
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Mentioned, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Mentioned