Examination of Aney Nygill

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

Date: 1653-04-09
Identifier: 838236r284


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

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

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<(1)> The Examination of Aney Ny Gill: of Redbay in the County of Antrym Spincer taken before vs at Carrickfergus the 9th of Aprill 1653
Who being sworne and Examined before vs vpon her Oath, sayth that in or aboute the first Sunday of January 1641, she with many others to the number of tenn persons bigg & Litle were in the house of Euer Magee in the towne of Garrey Spinell in the Island Magee, when as a greate number of people Came into the said house, with swords & picks &c., & one Gunn aboute supper tyme in the night, & did not onely, slash, wound & hurte the said Euer Magee, but with the said Gun discharging the shott did shute the said Euer Magee through the Neck, soe that he died and afterward they kild the said, Euer Magees wiff, & other seaven in the said house that night, and plundered all the goods, and other vttillities that was therein, and left none in the said house a life but this Examinante to her knowledge and the Cause of this Examinantes knowledg hereof, is that when the persons aforesaid Came in with weapons as aforesaid she knew not any of them being in a fright, & amasement behind the said Euer Magee, when <John Marshal Rob: Ladder younger> he was soe slasht, Cutt Magled, & shott; but one John: Marshall and Younge, Robt: Lader then a youth) & she further deposeth that the bollett that was shott into the said Euer Magee his Neck went thorow her neck allsoe the signe whereof is to be seene as yett, soe that she was alsoe left for dead. And by the locks of her head pulled or trayeld from the said Euer his bed towards the doore by the said John Marshall, who Cutt away her Girdle from aboute her & tooke it with him, And this being done, the said persons wente forth, att one doore and this Examinante att the other doore, And she escaped with her life into the Rocks and Clifts of the said Ile Magee by the shore syd, And there Continued that night, the day following and the second night wente away from thence and more sayth nott:

Aney: Nygill her marke [mark]

John Marshall of Island Magee
Robert: Lader of the same

This Examinacion was Sworne to by the Examinant as it was Interperyted by Rich: O Cohane & Phelymey Magee to bee the truth

Taken before vs
Phil: Pinchon
Sam: Bonnell

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The Examinacion of Aney NyGill concerning the death of of Ever Magee & his wife &c.
John Marshall
Rob: Ladder younger

Deponent Fullname: Aney Ny Gill
Deponent Gender: Female
Deponent Occupation: Spinster
Deponent County of Residence: Antrim
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Euer Magee, John: Marshall, Rob: Ladder, Rich: O Cohane, Phelymey Magee
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Victim, Denounced, Denounced, Interpreter, Interpreter