Examination of Magdalen Guillyme

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

Date: 1653-05-08
Identifier: 838145r204


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Antrim
Deposition Type: Commonwealth
Nature of Deposition: Captivity, Multiple Killing, Robbery, Words
Commissioners: Edward Conway, George Rawdon
Deposition Transcription:

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The examinacion of Mrs Magdalen Guillyme wife to Capten Tho: Guillyme of Ballinderry in the County of Antrim taken 8 May 1653
<A> Who being duely sworne saith that the very ffriday nigh{t} that the Rebellion broke out 23 Oct: 1641 Mulmory McDonell & Euer his son now prisoner at Carrickfergus (who liued neer the Newry in Com: Ardmagh & within halfe a mile of this examinant then wife to Mr John Perry) came to their house in the night aforesaid & knockt, & being the seruants did not readily open the doore, as two of their seruants (who lay in an out house did informe her) named Hugh Neale & Patt: O Logheran who are yet liueing the said Mulmurry & Euer his sonne with the company which were with them broke open the doore with a great piece of timber & plundered all the house in the night & droue away all their Cattle & seised vpon the <B> Haggard & sett people to thresh it, & the said two seruants, especially Hugh O Neale) inquireing why they did soe & indeueuring to preserue their goods especially Mr Perryes Trunkes The said Mulmorry & Euer answered that the warr was begun & why should not they seize vpon the goods of their neihbours being Protestants & haue a share of them soe, well as others And the next Sabbath the said Euer his wife & his mother were two of this examinant good gowne s to Mass as Hugh & Patt: & a maid of hers called Sarah McDonnell informed her & further they related that the said Capten

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Mulmory Spoke, that all that that those goods was not worth a Rush except he had Mr Perryes head her husband who was then absent & her self from home & she <C> And she further saith that shortly after when the Brittish in Ogher had slaine some Irish thereabouts the soldiers belonging to the said Capten Mulmory & Euer as they said themselues came by into the house where this examinant was & killed one Scotchmen whose name she doth not know & left another for dead not far from the doore & came in & laid hands upon her husband, to take him away & did take him saying they had orders to carry him to their officers Mulmory & Euer McDonell which this examinant heard them say & saw them take him away but she knew none of them but one Kedagh McDonnell (who is since dead) & was vncle to this Euer, & her said husband desireing time to take leaue of this examinant who had sent for Mr Michael Harrison her brother in law, he came in, & it pleased God he preuayled soe much with them that after they had taken what meat & drink they pleased her said Husband was preserued was examined for the time & after went gott to Dundalk
And she further saith that she had a Child at nurse with one Jone o Conigan who brought home the child & told her that she could keep it not longer for Euer McDonell who had threatned to kill it because it was the child of an English Churle And farther saith not

Magdalen Gwyllym

Taken before vs
Edw: Conway
Geo: Rauden

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Mrs Guylynes examinacion versus Euer McDonnell

Deponent Fullname: Magdalen Guillyme
Deponent Gender: Female
Deponent Occupation: Wife
Deponent County of Residence: Antrim
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Mulmory McDonell, Euer McDonell, Tho: Guillyme, Hugh Neale, Patt: O Logheran, Sarah McDonnell, Michael Harrison, Jone o Conigan, John Perry, Kedagh McDonnell
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Rebel, Denounced, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Succour, Mentioned, Victim, Rebel