Examination of Patrick McLaughlin

Citation: TCD, 1641 Depositions Project, online transcript January 1970
[http://1641.tcd.ie/deposition.php?depID?=838229r277] accessed Monday 25th of September 2017 10:32 AM

Dublin Core

Date: 1653-05-09
Identifier: 838229r277


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Antrim
Deposition Type: Commonwealth
Nature of Deposition: Multiple Killing, Robbery, Succour
Deposition Transcription:

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<Symbol> The examinacion of Patt: McLaughlin of Ballinderry in Com: Antrim aged twenty fiue yeares or thereabouts taken at Lisnegaruy 9 May 1653
Who saith that he Liued at the begining of the Rebellion in Gallagh being below Castle Reagh in the seruice of Rich: Pearson & at that time there came at seuerall times one Capten Alex: Hamilton with some men vnder his <A> comand who at first disarmed & robbed such Irish as liued thereabouts & afterwards they came with an intention to kill them which this examinant did perceiue whenas the said Capten Hamilton drew neere vnto them againe & did begin w it h his as it were to compass the Irish in & to draw his men into small parties the be ther whereby they might more hardly escape & he saith there was slaine at that time Meue Mulhollan this examinants mother & Margett McLaughlin this examinants sister & Knogher oge Mcildowne & Patt: Moder McIldowne the said Knockers ffather James McLerenan Shane o Cane Neale o Cane Tho: McGabregan & his sonne Tho: Hugh Linader & others whose names he remembers not And being demanded if he knoweth or heard since of such Scotts as were there at that time saith he neither knew nor heard of the names of any that was there but saith he was kept vp all that day hid himself in a barne by one John Mohorly & in the euening he went towards Belfast where on his way he saw the bodyes of the afore mencioned persons Lyeing slaine but this examinant saith that there is one Mary Mulhollan which liueth towards Glenarme & had seuerall of her friends killed & her self wounded & after=wards tarried a while amongst them which if she

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were examined this examinant doth verely belieue she knoweth the most part of the Scotts that were there And further saith not

Patt: McLaughlin mark [mark]

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(18) B:
Patt: McLaughlins examinacion
concerning Irish kild below Castle Reagh by the Scotts
Capten Alexander Hamilton

Deponent Fullname: Patt: McLaughlin
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent County of Residence: Antrim
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Alex: Hamilton, Rich: Pearson, Meue Mulhollan, Margett McLaughlin, Knogher oge Mcildowne, Patt: Moder McIldowne, James McLerenan, Shane o Cane, Neale o Cane, Tho: McGabregan, Hugh Linader, Tho: the younger McGabregan, John Mohorly
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Denounced, Mentioned, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Succour