Examination of Margrett Erwin

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

Date: 1653-05-03
Identifier: 838273r310


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

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

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The examinacion of Margett Erwin liueing at Brookhill in Com: Antrim aged thirty yeares or thereabouts taken at Lisnegaruy 3 May 1653
Who being duely examined & sworne vpon oath saith that at the begining of the Rebellion she liued at Aghadauy in the County of Antrim with one Mr Haughton & her master being fearefull of the Enemy left her with his Children & went { } to Lisnegaruy <A> & most of his feare was of Cullo McKnogher because there was some falling out between them formerly This examinant saith there came to the house where she Liued Cullo McKnogher who made his braggs & boasted that he had ben at Lisnegaruy Lurgan & that he had kild an English Churle a minister who stroke at him againe but he had run his sword through him & had gott his hatt from him which he had on, being a handsome hatt well lined, & swore that if he had Mr Haughton there he would doe the like to him & that he did not care for the killing of any Englishmen or children more then whelpes & said that he had ben at Lisnegaruy with Sir Phill: & that he mist his brother but if his brother was lost he would kill Mr Haughtons children & dash their heads against the stones, but one James McGilmurry answered him & said he should not kill the poore inocent children, but he said he would, for they were of the English blood. This examinant further saith that a little after the defeate the Enemy gott at Lisnegaruy that, there came to the house the said Cullo McKnogher Edm: McGilmurry & others & the said Edmund took this examinant out of doores & told her that they had ben killing fiue woemen & two boyes between Ballinderry & Glinauy by their owne houses who said he was sorry for a pritty youth which was then kild with fflaxen haire he made such a pittifull cry & the youth ran away but they followed him & knockt him downe kild him & hangd the woemen, one being Jane Corrudders, & Edm: Hoggs wife Margrett Cassan (Edm: Hoggs wiues sister) & Jennett Bell and further saith not

Margett Erwin wife of Gabriell Oliuer

Taken before vs
Edw: Conway
Geo: Rawdon

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Gabriell Oliver his wife her examinacion versus Cullo Knogher
Margarett Erwins examinacion

Deponent Fullname: Margett Erwin
Deponent Gender: Female
Deponent Occupation: Wife
Deponent County of Residence: Antrim
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Mr Haughton, Cullo McKnogher, Phill *, James McGilmurry, Edm: McGilmurry, Jane Corrudders, Margrett Cassan, Jennett Bell, Edm: Hogg
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Mentioned, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Victim, Victim, Victim, Mentioned