Confession of John McOwen

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

Date: 1653-04-03
Identifier: 838215r264


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Antrim
Deposition Type: Commonwealth
Nature of Deposition: Killing
Commissioners: Philip Pinchon, Samuel Bonnell
Deposition Transcription:

fol. 215r


The Confession of John mcOwen Concerninge the Death of Bryan Boy Magee, before vs this 3d of Aprill 1653
Who being demanded whether hee knewe Bryan boy Magee, saith that hee did, not neither did hee see him the said Bryan killed but heard that there was three men killed in the Irish quarter and being then a Souldier in Capten McCulloughs Company was that day vpon the Guard att the west port of Carrickfergus, & beinge afterwards demanded whether hee sawe him the said Bryan or any of those three that were kild run vp towards the house of Thomas Gormally: saith that hee did not, & being further asked whether hee saw the said Bryan Magee after hee was slaine, answered that hee did, about eleuen or twelue dayes after afterwards beinge demanded whether he sawe him after hee was slaine saith that hee did aboute two or three dayes after, & afterwards saith that hee saw his Corps the same night after he was releiued of the Guard: & being alsoe demanded whether hee the said John McOwen mett the said Bryan Magee when hee was flyinge & strike him with a Crabtree Cudgell, as is sworne against him, saith hee did not, yett notwithstanding: afterwards Confesseth that hee did strike the said Bryan Magee ouer the shoulders with a Gunstick as hee passed by the Guard,

John McOwen his marke [mark]

Taken before vs
Phil: Pinchon
Sam: Bonnell

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(75) B

The Examination & Confession of John mcCowen Concerning the Death of Bryan boy Magee

The Examinacion and Confession of John McKeonan

Deponent Fullname: John mcOwen
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent County of Residence: Antrim
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Bryan boy Magee, Capten McCullough, Thomas Gormally
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Victim, Mentioned, Mentioned