Examination of Thomas Boyd

Citation: TCD, 1641 Depositions Project, online transcript January 1970
[http://1641.tcd.ie/deposition.php?depID?=838284r317] accessed Monday 25th of September 2017 10:15 AM

Dublin Core

Date: 1653-04-16
Identifier: 838284r317


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

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

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The Examinacion of Thomas Boyd of Balleyrudder now prissoner in Carrickfergus taken before vs this 16 Aprill 1653
Who saith that in the begininge of the Rebellion in Ireland hee was Tennant to Mr James Shawe of Balleygelley: and <A> was by him the said Mr Shawe about a fortnight after Cristmas in the first yeare of the warr, put into the Castle of Balleygelly amongst other of the Inhabitants of the Countrey that were Tennants to Mr Shawe aforesaid for the Defence thereof vnder the Comand of James Crummey whom the said Mr Shawe Left in charge, with his house or Castle as aforesaid when hee went for Scotland there beinge a Guarrison of the Irish vnder the Comand of Allester McColl att that tyme in Glenarme by whom much spoyle was done in those quarters & many houses burned: And this Examinante saith that hee & those with him that Lay in the house or Castle of Balleygalley had horses which they allwaies rid vpon when they went out and beinge then Demanded whether hee was euer Comanded by the said Mr Crummey or any other to march into the Countrey to doe Seruice vpon the Irish: saith that hee was not, savinge that aboute Candlemas or a month after hee with two or three more were Comanded forth: & Joyned with a party that Came from Larne vnder the Comand of Maior Greg & Maior Taylour, to fetch in victualls out of the Countrey: & that att that tyme two of the said party were slaine by the Enemy: And beinge demanded what Armes hee this Examinate had that day: saith that hee had no other Armes besides a sword and that hee sawe <B> many of the Irish that Day: and marching over the scawd Hill he sawe an Irish woman cominge down the hill and a party of the Irish vnder the Hill: and this examinate saith that att that tyme there was sixe or seaven horsemen with him, and the wooman aforesaid makinge a Cry hee this Examinate rid to her: & drew his sword and Cutt the said woman, with a backe blow blow

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vpon the head or thereabouts as hee supposeth & soe away hee rode, and beinge demanded whether hee did not take away her Brackines saith that hee did not neither did hee see any other meddle with her and further saith not./

Thomas Boyd his marke

Taken before vs
Phil Pinchon
Sam: Bonnell

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The Examinacion and Confession of Tho: Boyd prissoner

Deponent Fullname: Thomas Boyd
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent County of Residence: Antrim
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: James Shawe, James Crummey, Maior Greg, Maior Taylour, Allester McColl
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Rebel