Examination of Robert Lowther

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

Date: 1653-05-07
Identifier: 838202r250


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Antrim
Deposition Type: Commonwealth
Nature of Deposition: Assault, Death, Multiple Killing
Commissioners: George Rawdon, Griffin Haward, Richard Price, Roger Lyndon
Deposition Transcription:

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The examinacion of Robert Lowther of Isle Magee aged twenty three or thereabouts 7 May 1653
Who saith That at the begining of the Rebellion he being in his ffathers house (John Lowther) who heareing that some Scotchmen were come into the Island from about Ballimana & had kild some persons his said ffather fearing Tiege o Shiell <A> Collonell Hills officer would be in danger his ffather & he went to the said Teiges house at night fall to fetch him away & secure him & the said Collonells papers then in his charge & his said ffather sent him with William Weere & John Camell towards his own house & in the way they went into John Marshalls whether the said Ballimana men came presently & wounded the said Tieg O Sheale & left him for dead & threatned to kill this examinants ffather who came thither also in the meane time And the said Were & Camell for indeaouring to preserue the said Shiel And this examinant also saith he was at that night in Euer Magee his house being in the way betwixt his said ffathers house & the said Teige o Sheills, and a little after his comeing to the said house, a number of the said strangers entred the house and one of them killed the aforesaid Ever McGee with all that were in his house of men & women, And this defendent also sayth that when the said Ever was slayne within his said house one that was without the house enquired of them that were within who it was that did shoote & make such disturbance another answered (Thomas <B> Russell) but whether it was hee that killd him or not this examinant is not Certain nor did know any of that company but one Banner who dyed at 6 mile water as this examinante heard of a loathsome disease, and further saith not./.

Juratur 12o May 1653

Robert Lowther

Geo: Rawdon
Rich: Price
Roger Lyndon
Griffin Haward

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(18) 12o May 1653
Robert Lowthers examined
touching the Murthers of
Teage o Sheale & Ever MacGees and others In Ileland Magee
The Strangers from Ballimagh & Thomas Russell
A 18
Campbell sent for
Thomas Russell

Deponent Fullname: Robert Lowther
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent County of Residence: Antrim
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: John Lowther, Tiege o Shiell, Collonell Hill, William Weere, John Camell, John Marshall, Thomas Russell, Ever McGee
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Victim