Examination of Elizabeth O’Gormelly

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

Date: 1653-05-31
Identifier: 838214r263


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Antrim
Deposition Type: Commonwealth
Nature of Deposition: Assault, Captivity, Death, Multiple Killing
Commissioners: George Talbott, John Reding, Roger Lyndon, Samuel Bonnell
Deposition Transcription:

fol. 214r


The Examinacion Elizabeth O Gormelly widow in Carrickfergus adged 34 yeares taken before vs 31th of May 1653
Who being sworne and examined, sayth that next day in the forenoone beinge Monenday after the greate Murders Committed in the Ileland Magee, aboute the end of December next after the begining of the Rebelion, shee sawe, Bryane Boy Magee sonne to one of the Magees of the sayd Ileland, called (as shee remembers) Donell MacArt Magee, passing nighest by her house, & then followed by a youth one of the Dromors of the Garrison of Carrickfergus sonne to Petty Slowen, who haueing overtaken the sayd Bryan Boy & haueing in his hand a Scotts dagger, wherewith hee stobd the sayd Bryan, vnder the right brest, and presently after gaue him another stobb with that dagger, into the right shouldier; and after that a third stobb, vnder the left brest and the sayd Bryan still runinge away towards the west mill in the Irish quarters or subiects of the sayd towne, was mett with, by John MacKeaone now in prison in Carrickfergus; who with a knotted Cudgell or staffe struck the sayd Bryan Boy Magee, on the head three severall tymes blowes, whereby the sayd Bryan ffell to the grownd and rored Exceedingly till hee there dyed; who was suddenly stript of his Cloath, And sayth that presently after, one John Nelson coming by, droue his sword, and run it throwe his neck & cutt the sayd Bryan throate, and haueing soe donn wiped his sword with the sayd Bryans shuirte, & treading in his blood, sayd I haue once trod Irish blood vnder my ffeete, And further sayth not

Elizabeth Gormely her mark [mark]

Taken by vs
Sam: Bonnell
John Reding
Roger Lyndon
Geo: Talbott

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(74) B
31o: May 1653
Elizabeth O Gormly
John Nelson
John McKearn
& Petty Slowans for what name she knoweth not

against one Keane

Deponent Fullname: Elizabeth O Gormelly
Deponent Gender: Female
Deponent Occupation: Widow
Deponent County of Residence: Antrim
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Bryane Boy Magee, Donell MacArt Magee, Petty Slowen, John MacKeaone, John Nelson
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Victim, Mentioned, Mentioned, Denounced, Denounced