Examination of William Jackson

Citation: TCD, 1641 Depositions Project, online transcript January 1970
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Date: 1653-05-13
Identifier: 838244r291


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

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

fol. 244r


The Examinacion of William Jackson of the towne off Balliney Coy & County of Antrym aged forty yeares or thereabouts who beeinge duly sworne before vs this 13th of May 1653 saith:
That aboute Christmas Last hee this Examinant was aboute some occasions att Temple Pattrick, where hee staid one night dureinge which tyme hee heard that some souldiers were come into the Towne to apprehend one John White for Murther, That hee this Examinante quartered att the house of Teig O Money in Temple Pattricke aforesaid that night aboute which house hee found many of the Inhabitants of the Country; that hee asked some of them what they did there who answered that there was two souldiers come from Carrickfergus to apprehend John White & layd strang things to his Charge without any order, after which this Examinante went Into the house of the said Teigh O Money & the people followed him into the said house vnto whome this Examinate said fearr nothinge, if they haue an order they will doe noe wronge, & Inquiringe for the souldiers found them both in bed & John White sitting by the fire, but soone after the soldiers rose vp: & one of them namely John Stephens tould this Examinante that the said John White had murthered, some of his freinds & that hee was a good spade man, & that the said John Stephens said that hee would take away the said White vnto Carrickfergus, wherevpon this Examinate Caused the doores of the said house to bee shutt, & kept the said White & two souldiers together, and the next morninge John White aforesaid tooke this Examinante aside to the End of the said house where hee tould him this deponent that Itt was true hee had given a boy a Chop with a spade by his owne doore where where vpon this deponent asked him why hee did soe & whether there were not then souldiers in Towne, vnto which the said white answered that there was a regiment of foote in Towne, & being demanded by this Examinante whether hee were a souldier att that tyme, said that hee was not, but they had receiued orders from some officers, but Could not name them, that they should kill all the Irish, & further this Examinante saith that the said White then tould him that hee would giue them some money to forbeare & not to prosecute him for that fact, and for that end wished this Examinanante to offer them twenty shillings saying that whatsoeuer hee this Examinante Compounded with them for) hee would pay itt, that then this Examinate offered the said money to the said John Stephens but hee refuseinge to take it this Examinante Caused the said White & souldiers to bee sent together to Mr Shaw & Marshall Clarke Commissioners of applottment for those quarters by the Constables; there beinge a warrant Come from them for the said White & souldiers & further saith not

William Jackson his marke

Taken before vs
Phil: Pinchon
Sam: Bonnell

fol. 244v


The Examinacion of William Jackson Concerninge a murther Comitted By John White

Deponent Fullname: William Jackson
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent County of Residence: Antrim
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: John White, Teig O Money, John Stephens, Mr Shaw, Marshall Clarke
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Denounced, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned