Examination of John White

Citation: TCD, 1641 Depositions Project, online transcript January 1970
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Date: 1653-04-15
Identifier: 838245r292


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Antrim
Deposition Type: Commonwealth
Nature of Deposition: Arson, Multiple Killing, Words
Commissioners: Philip Pinchon
Deposition Transcription:

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The Examinacion of John White prisoner in Carrickfergus taken this 15th of Aprill 1653
Who saith that in the begininge of the Rebellion hee Liued in Temple pattricke in the County of Antrym & was a souldier under the Comand of Captaine Henry Vpton from the begininge of the Rebellion vntill about one yeare and a halfe afterwards, and was then disbanded and saith that about two yeares after the warr began, Collonell: Cammell was <A> quartered with a Regiment of ffoote in Temple pattricke aforesaid, and the house of Bruseley beinge sett on fire & burned by the Irish the aforesaid Collonell Cammell Comanded a party of horse to march forth & bringe in Turlogh Magee who Liued about 8 miles from Temple pattrick abouesaid, hee beinge present when the house of Bruseley aforesaid, which was burned, and this examinate saith that the saide Turlogh Magee & his so ne was brought in by Andrewe McIlwyan & the said party: & Comitted to the Guard where they Continued three dayes, and afterwards were brought out of the towne by a party of souldiers belonginge to Collonell Cammell & about halfe a mile from the said Towne were both killed by the said souldiers in the way that goeth towards Carrickfergus And this Examinate saith that about Christmas last John Stephens, sone in Lawe to the aforesaid Turlogh Magee, & came to Temple Pattrick & accused him this examinate for the murther of Turlogh Magee came to temple Pattricke & his sone in the hearinge of Gilbert McIlwyan & William Jackson, & the said Stephens tould this Examinate that hee would not acquitt him for murtheringe his parents & then drewe his sword & Cutt this Examinate in the head and this Examinate further saith that hee with the said Stephens, William Jackson: & James Paine drummaior were together in the house of Tege: O Money all that night hee this Examinate beinge kept prisoner by the said John Stephens, and beinge demanded what discourse past, betwixt him & the aforesaid Stephens: & William Jackson: saith that William Jackson the next morninge called this examinate aside and perswaded him this this

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this Examinate to giue the said John Stephens some money, tellinge him that hee thought about twenty shillings would Content him, & free him this examinate from any further trouble with him, & that it would bee at much more Charges If hee were brought to Carrickfergus unto which this Examinate answered that hee would not giue the said Stephens a groate although he should suffer death for it & saith that hee neuer tould William Jackson that hee had giuen a boy a Chop with a spade neither did hee offer any money to the said Stephens to putt vp the matter nor desire William Jackson or any other to take it vp for him or to Compownd with Stephens & further saith not

John White his marke [mark]

Taken before vs
Phil: Pinchon

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The Examinaction of John White prisoner

Deponent Fullname: John White
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent County of Residence: Antrim
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Henry Vpton, Collonell: Cammell, Andrewe McIlwyan, William Jackson, Tege: O Money, John Stephens, Gilbert McIlwyan, James Paine
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Mentioned, Denounced, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned