Examination of William Clark

Citation: TCD, 1641 Depositions Project, online transcript January 1970
[http://1641.tcd.ie/deposition.php?depID?=838174r225] accessed Monday 25th of September 2017 10:23 AM

Dublin Core

Date: 1654-02-28
Identifier: 838174r225


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

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

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The examinacion of William Clark of Killulta Tanner aged fourty fiue yeares or thereabouts 28 ffeb: 1653
Who saith that at the begining of the Rebellion he Liued in Lough gall & there was one Manus roe o Cane who with seuerall others of his followers took him this examinant with seuerall others of his ffollowers Englishmen soe many as they could find to the number of three score persons which belonged to the said Parish of Loughgall & putt them all in to the Church there & did sett a Guard ouer them & from thence took them to Port of Downe <A> And vpon the way they kild Mr William ffullerton the minister of the said Parish & another Gent: called Mr. Rich: Gladwich & that such English as they mett they did take them alongst with the rest which were in all their comeing to Port of Downe about an hundred persons where they were all drowned at the time except this examinant & William Tailor & George Morrice And seuerall of them were striueing to swim out which when they came neer the land they did ether shott or knocke them downe with the Oares of their Boats And also he farther saith that he purchased his life by giueing vnto them fifteen poundes & the night approaching they kept him with them all night & put him into an hen roast in an English mans house in Port of Downe & the next morning he came downe & stood at the doore of the said house where he mett with one that he had prosecuted at the Assises who swore he would hang this examinant but remembers not his name And being demanded who they were of the Irish party that acted these Cruelties saith he did not remember any <B> of them now Liueing except one Rory McVaugh now resideing about Clanbrassell as he is informed & was one of them that guarded those poore people to their deathes And he saith that the Irish gaue out that this was done by Sir Phill: O Neilles comand but being kept prisoner & much affrighted he doth not remember what was acted more particularly or by whome &c.

Geo: Rawdon

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William Clarkes examinacion
Manus roe o Cane
Rory Dauid Rory McVaugh

Deponent Fullname: William Clark
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Tanner
Deponent County of Residence: Antrim
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Manus roe o Cane, Rory McVaugh, Phill: O Neille, Rich: Gladwich, William ffullerton, William Tailor, George Morrice
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim