Examination of Bryan McGee

Citation: TCD, 1641 Depositions Project, online transcript January 1970
[http://1641.tcd.ie/deposition.php?depID?=838198r247] accessed Monday 25th of September 2017 10:25 AM

Dublin Core

Date: 1653-04-21
Identifier: 838198r247


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Antrim
Deposition Type: Commonwealth
Nature of Deposition: Arson, Assault
Commissioners: George Rawdon
Deposition Transcription:

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The Examinacion of Bryan McGee Aged 28 or there abouts husbandman of Leacowran in the County of Downe Taken at Lisnegarvy the 21 of Aprill 1653
<A> Who saith that about the 8th of January 1641 this Examinant then liuing in the Isle McGee in his ffathers howse Owen McGee in the nighte aboute bed time some knockt at the dore and this examinants mother opened the dore and there came in Robert Browne now liuing in the Isle McGee and his sonne James with there swords drawne and seuerall others of the Neighbours to the number of [twent?] and vpwards with pitch forks staves and other weapons, which said persons that are still liuing are named as followeth William Gillis of the Isle McGee William Boyd & James Boyd of the same Alexander McAlester John McMasters Elder and younger and John Nelson the sonne of James Nelson, and they killed at that time Jane Mother of this Examinant and Margaret O Carrell and Euer Mc and Doltagh McGee a sucking Child brothers to this examinant and Margaret Mary and Mena sisters to this Examinant but this Examinant ffather and himselfe and his two Brothers Henry mcGee and Turlough McGee escaped out at the back dore, and lay close vpon the ground vpon ther bellyes for aboute the space of an owre, Till the said Scotch men were gone away out of the howse, and then they went in and lighted some straw to see what was become of the said women and Children and found their all killed and weltring in there blood and wounded in seuerall places and all the housold goods taken away soe this Examinants father with his said two Brothers and Bryan boy McGee who came wounded to them out of the nex howre which was Donnell McGees and

<William Gillis
William Boid
James Boid
Alex: McAlester
John McMaster
John Nelson
John McMaster younger>

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where the said Scotch men had killd the said Donnells in and about ten persons more the same euening as the said Bryan boy related to him and they went all in the night to knockvergus, and Collonell Hill not beeing in the Guarrison some Scotch men tooke them out at the gate and killed the said father and his two Brothers and Bryan boy McGee that was wounded at the Isle McGee the night before, but it pleased god that thes Examinant out ran them and soe escaped and being demanded if any be yet living that escaped liuing out of Donnell McGee howse saith that his sonne Turlough who was wounded that Euening is now liuing in the Braid neare Scerris

Bryan McGhee his marke [mark]

Geo Rawdon

Deponent Fullname: Bryan McGee
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Husbandman
Deponent County of Residence: Down
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Owen McGee, Jane McGee, Margaret O Carrell, Euer McGee, Doltagh McGee, Margaret McGee, Mary McGee, Mena McGee, Henry mcGee, Turlough McGee, Bryan boy McGee, Robert Browne, James Browne, William Gillis, William Boyd, James Boyd, Alexander McAlester, John McMaster, John Nelson, Collonell Hill, James Nelson, John the younger McMaster
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Denounced, Denounced, Denounced, Denounced, Denounced, Denounced, Denounced, Denounced, Mentioned, Mentioned, Denounced