Examination of Humphry Sexton

Citation: TCD, 1641 Depositions Project, online transcript January 1970
[http://1641.tcd.ie/deposition.php?depID?=838290r322] accessed Monday 25th of September 2017 10:15 AM

Dublin Core

Date: 1653-05-05
Identifier: 838290r322


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

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

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The Examination of Humphrey Sextone aged about 50 yeeres taken at Carickfergus the 5th of May 1653
Being demanded where he was uppon the Lords day the 28th of November 1641: sayth he was at Mich Donnes house & deynieth that he was abroad with the party that slew the Scotch men at that day neere about the said Donnes house but was about the house when the Irish brought Capten Hamilton prisoner. & saythe that Donell O Pranty and other neighbours whose names he now remembers not were amongst those that brought the said Hamilton and that imediately after a party of Sir Phelim O Neyles horses seized uppon Michael Donne & himselfe & brought them prisoners to Brookhill & from thence to Sir Phelim O Neill that day who was then encamped before Lisnegaruy & alsoe Capten Hamilton was brought along with them and that was kept there two or three hours with the said Mr Donne & caryed backe the same night to Brookhill & from thence to the Lurgan at the time of the retreat of the Irish from Lisnegarvy, but what became of Capten Hamilton he sayth he doth not know nor saw he him after that day but heard he was hangd at Portadowne by that Party that tooke him & being demanded whether he saw his Brother George Sextone that day at Lisnegarvy answereth he remembers not the he saw him not there but when he came to Lurgan he met him thate night when the Irish retreated towards the County of Ardmagh & saith the reason why he saw him not was because being a prisoner he could not be permitted to see him him said Bother being an officer of w ith the Irish party and in the service vppon the assault of Lisnegarvy; And being demanded whether he tooke away any of the goods of John ffulton denyeth that he tooke any of them away.

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And being demanded where he liued afterwards sayth he liued in Hockly by order from Sir Phelim O Neill who assignd it to Mr Donne being his wiues land ; & he allowed him maintenance with him in the house of Andrew Hutchinson as he remembers but denyes he had any of the said Hutchensons houshold goods but that he liued about fower or ffiue moneths there vppon the corne that was left, Being demanded if he knew of any Murders comitted there denyeth that he knew or heard if any ffurther sayth not

Humph: Sexton

Taken before vs
Edw: Conway
Geo: Rawden

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ch. 47
The examinacion & confession of Humphry Sexton

Deponent Fullname: Humphrey Sextone
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent County of Residence: Antrim
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Mich Donne, Donell O Pranty, Phelim O Neyle, Capten Hamilton, John ffulton, George Sextone, Andrew Hutchinson
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Victim, Victim, Mentioned, Mentioned