Examination of Hugh McGee

Citation: TCD, 1641 Depositions Project, online transcript January 1970
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Date: 1653-04-21
Identifier: 838251r295


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Antrim
Deposition Type: Commonwealth
Nature of Deposition: Assault, Multiple Killing, Robbery, Succour
Commissioners: George Rawdon
Deposition Transcription:

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<symbol> The Examinacion of Hugh McGee of Bally mcCranen in Com: Antrim Husbandman aged 30 yeares or thereabouts Taken at Lisnegaruy Aprill 21 1653
Who saith that in January 164 3 1641 This Examinant Liuing in Bally dauy in the parish of Hollywood in the County of Downe, with his mother Mary Gilmore, one evening there came a number of Scotchmen of there neighbours (Canbry men) aboute Twenty men or vpwards with pitchforks & staues & went to Bryan boy O Gilmores howse who was chiefe Tennant vpon the towne vnder the Lord Claneboys who had beene wounded with 18 wounds by the Irish and was then absent at Bangor, and the said Scotchmen Rifled his howse & tooke all that was in his howse, and his Cowes and stock as I heard it and all the goods belonging to the rest of the Inhabitants of that Towne & shared them amongst them, and the same night the said Scotchmen killed aboute 60 persons of men women & Children & amongst the Rest Gildee O Gilmore & Turlough O Gilmore both abouethe 80 yeares ould & Donnell O Gilmore & James O Gilmore & Edm O Nessan Torle McGilgreene & Manus O Gilauy & seuerall others & diuers very young Children; and being demanded if any of them escaped saue himself saith his 2 sisters Katerine McGee now wife to Patt: Magarry & Mary the wife of Hugh CKane both of Glanauy, & Donnell O Gilmore & Jenkin O Gilmore & Katherine his sister (liuing in Kaurlearty) who were there, are all yet liuing, & saith he escaped by the meanes of Andrew Scott who was amongst them & bad this Examinant run away for his life & was saued and kept close for 3 dayes in a Scotchmans house A neighbour

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neighbour named Gilbert McIllwyne And being demanded what Scotch men wear there <B> that he knows to be liuing now, saith There was on James Johnson the elder and his sonne James Johnson now Liuing at Bally dauy afforesaid: John Watt of Carne bally hill in kilmakeuitt, William Bridges weauer, now aboute Drumore & on Abraham Adams of Late Lyle neare Temple Patt: & the said Constable and divers others whose names he now remembers not And he hard by diuers that noe murders was comitted till one Andrew Hamelton came to them that night & that he had a chiefe hand there in & now liues neare Bangere &c.

Exr Geo Rawdon

<And: Scott
James Johnson
James Johnson his sonne
John Watt
William Bridge
Abraham Adams>

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59 []
Hugh Magees examinacion

versus And: Scott
James Johnson elder
James Johnson younger
John Watt
William Bridge
Abraham Adams

Deponent Fullname: Hugh McGee
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Husbandman
Deponent County of Residence: Antrim
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Mary Gilmore, Bryan boy O Gilmore, Gildee O Gilmore, Turlough O Gilmore, Donnell O Gilmore, James O Gilmore, Edm O Nessan, Torle McGilgreene, Manus O Gilauy, Katerine McGee, Patt: Magarry, Mary Kane, Hugh Kane, Donnell O Gilmore, Jenkin O Gilmore, Katherine O Gilmore, Andrew Scott, Gilbert McIllwyne, James the elder Johnson, James the younger Johnson, John Watt, William Bridge, Abraham Adams, Andrew Hamelton
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Succour, Succour, Denounced, Denounced, Denounced, Denounced, Denounced, Denounced