Examination of Margaret McNeill

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

Date: 1653-04-21
Identifier: 838253r296


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Antrim
Deposition Type: Commonwealth
Nature of Deposition: Multiple Killing, Words
Commissioners: George Rawdon
Deposition Transcription:

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The examinacion of Margarett ni Neill wife to Hugh Magee taken at Lisnegaruy 21 Aprill 1653
Saith that about a fortnight before Candlemas James Johnson of Ballydauy came to this Examinants house in the parish said Towne of Ballidauy & took this Examinant her husband & a nephew <A> of her husbands to Bangor pretending to send her husband with some direccions to the Ards And there left them in the Constables house & departed from thence suddenly & that the same night as she was credibly informed there was threescore persons killed, & the next morning after the said murder was comitted one Andrew Hamilton came next morneing rideing oner the horse of your Petitioners husband, this examinants cause of knowledge is that her husband being then in the hands of the said Constable saw the said Hamilton rideing on his horse into Bangor & told this Examinant he saw the said Andrew rideing on his horse, this Andrew Liued then at Brians Burne And she heard that there were murdered at that time Donell O Gilmore & his sonne his wife & his sonnes wife wife Gilduffe O Gilmore Turlagh O Gilmore & many <B> more And she heard there was present at the murder the said James Johnson & his sonne James of Ballidauy John Crawford of Crawfords Burne Abraham Adam of Drumgall Andrew Hamilton McErullGilla & others & she farther saith that there was none killed vntill And: Hamilton came & that vntill he came there was onely a gathering of the people togeather & that as soon as the said Andrew came to the said Ballidauy he discharged a shott & presently after the said shott was discharged the said murders was were presently comitted &

<James Johnson & his son James John Crawford Abraham Adams And: Hamilton McErull>

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more saith not A All this relation she had from one Murtagh Gilmore now departed since deceased <C> And she further saith the Late Lord Claneboy was very much offended with all those that had a hand in this murder & when she peticioned to him he gaue orders to And: Scott Constable to giue a note how their goods were deuided which he did & did indeuour to saue as many of their liues as he could as she heard & was very desirous to gett this examinant some of her goods againe

Geo Rawdon

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The examinacion of Margaret the wife of Hugh Magee concerning people kild neer Holy wood
James Johnson & his son James
John Crawford
Abram Adam
And: Hamilton

Deponent Fullname: Margarett ni Neill
Deponent Gender: Female
Deponent Occupation: Wife
Deponent County of Residence: Antrim
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: James the elder Johnson, Andrew Mc Erull Hamilton, James the younger Johnson, John Crawford, Abraham Adam, Donell O Gilmore, Gilduffe O Gilmore, Turlagh O Gilmore, Murtagh Gilmore, Lord Claneboy, And: Scott
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Denounced, Denounced, Denounced, Denounced, Denounced, Victim, Victim, Victim, Witness, Mentioned, Mentioned