Examination of Nicholas fitzsymons

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

Date: 1653-06-03
Identifier: 838191r237


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Antrim
Deposition Type: Commonwealth
Nature of Deposition: Assault, Multiple Killing
Commissioners: George Rawdon, Ja Traill, Roger Lyndon
Deposition Transcription:

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The examination of Nicholas fitz: symons of kilcleife taken before vs the 3d day of June 1653
<A> Whoe being duly sworne and examined saith that Allexander Adare of Ballemeanagh in the County of Antrim being somtyme. Captayne vnder the Commaund of Collonell John Hamilton had his whole company quartered vppon the said Nicholas and his tenants and vppon that score the said Captayne did much resort the house of the said Nicholas where very often he did vse to bragg at his feates att the begining of the rebellion, and howe he himself with divers others went vnto Iland McGee in the County of Antrim and there killed A number of the Irish nott spareing man woman nor child and spetially named one Ever McGee an aged man whome they had killed and who after they had killed him in his bed fired the house and soe consumed him in that fire <B> and farther the said Captayne tould this deponent and his wife that the first bloud he shed was was A litle Child, saying that he rid after an Irish woman to kill her, and shee having the Child on her back, he stricking att the woman he stroke the child on the neck and cutt

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cutt of the Childs head with that stroke soe that the head fell att his the said Captaynes feete like it bad, and many more things did the said Captayne say in this deponants heareing which he the this deponant now forgetteth, and farther sayth nott/


Taken by
Geo: Raudon
Ja: Traill
Roger Lyndon

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The examination of Liutenant Nicholas ffitzsymons
Capten Allexander Adayre
Adayre to bee enquired of whoo is fledd

Deponent Fullname: Nicholas fitz: symons
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Lieutenant
Deponent County of Residence: Antrim
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Allexander Adare, Ever McGee, John Hamilton
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Denounced, Victim, Mentioned