Examination of Alaster Macklehenney

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

Date: 1653-05-16
Identifier: 838228r276


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Antrim
Deposition Type: Commonwealth
Nature of Deposition: Multiple Killing
Deposition Transcription:

fol. 228r


The Examination of Alaster Mackelhenney being aged about sixty yeeres taken the 16: May: 1653
Who being sworne sayeth that he dwelt in the first yeere of the Rebellion in Redbay, that he heard of a Murther committed upon Certayne persons neere to the land on which he this examinant dwelt; And that he was went upon the place where the corps lay, not that then altogether cold; That he this examinant went with Neil McCreinte to the place, the which Neil McCreinte, came to this examinant after the murther was committed, and they two went out together (after they had layd up this Examinants corne which som Irish had scattered in searching for one Robbins) and comming to the place where the corps were, and he this examinant buryed the said corps, which he sayth that McGunstenan and Alaster Makillip did murther as he this examinant beleeueth because, that the say d two persons being standing there by the corps when he examinant asked the sayd McGunnstenan and Makillip why they had killed these woemen ( which were three) the sayd McGunstenan and Mackillipp answered (presenting pykes to this examinants breast) hold your peace churle wee will serue yourself soe

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(52) B.

The examinacion of Alester McKelhenny
McGunshenan & McKillip & Neile McKreinke

Deponent Fullname: Alaster Mackelhenney
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent County of Residence: Antrim
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Neil McCreinte, * McGunstenan, Alaster Makillip
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Mentioned, Denounced, Denounced