Examination of George Sexton

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

Date: 1653-06-10
Identifier: 838292r323


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Antrim
Deposition Type: Commonwealth
Nature of Deposition: Arson, Captivity, Death
Commissioners: George Talbott, Samuel Bonnell
Deposition Transcription:

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The Examinacion of George Sexton prissoner in Carrickfergus, taken before vs this 10th of June 1653 who saith
That in the yeare 1641 hee was att Dublin, and about a ffortnight after the Rebellion broke forth, hee this Examinate came downe into the County of Lowth to the howse of Stephen Clynton Brother in Lawe to this Examinate and comeing from thence towards Dundalk in the Company of one Darby Doyne; a party of horse belonging to Sir Phelim O Neiles Army then Comanded by one McMahon, mett with this Examinate vpon the Lurgan, and brought him & the said Darby Doyne to Dundalke, where they stayed that night, and the next day they were carried to the Newry, where Sir Phelim O Neile then was before whom they were brought who kept this Examinate with him and tould him that hee must goe alonge with him, which hee this Examinate refuseinge Sir Phellimy replied that hee should whether hee would or not and suddenly they marched away to Macherelyin where there was a generall Randevous of the Irish whom Sir Phellimy Comanded in Cheife and there they quartered one night which as this Examinate remembreth was Satturday night, and the next morninge marched towards Lisnegarvey, and when they were come thither they begirt a great part of the Towne & made assaults in seuerall quarters and burned some part of the said Towne but were beaten of againe, and beinge demanded what apparrell hee this Examinate did weare that day saith that hee had a paire of scarlett breeches & a great paire of newe ridinge bootes which hee had puld vp, and beinge further demanded what Comand hee this Examinate had that Day, saith that hee had none, but that he was Comanded by Sir Phelim O Neile to goe on with that parly that stormed betwixt the Towne & the wood Parke which hee accordingly did, and that hee, had a sword Drawne in his hand, and beinge beaten backe by a party that was in the Towne, they appeared no more against the Towne, but marched away that night & quartered neare vnto Maior Rawdens house Called Brookehill, & the next Day to Lurgan, And beinge demanded what spoyle was Comitted in their march saith that hee knowe not of any, savinge that the said house was then burned

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And beinge further demanded whether hee sawe Michaell Doine or his Brother Humphrey Sexton there that day saith that hee did not, but that hee sawe them the next day att Lurgan and then Sir Phellimy continued dispersed his Army into the County of Armagh whither this Examinate alsoe went with them, and there departed with Sir Phellimy and afterwards Liued amongst some of the McCans & ffitz Garrett , a minister, & some hands at Armagh who were his freinds vntill Cristmas next after (when Sir Phellimy sent for this Examinate to Charleymount to whom hee went, and the said Sir Phellimy Goinge to Dungannon, tooke this Examinate with him but this Examinate saith that hee neuer had any Comand vntill Owen Ro: O Neile came over, and that then the Counsell att Kilkenny made this Examinate Quarter Master Generall to his Army; with whom hee Continued vntill his Death, and afterwards this Examinate was sent for by the Lord of Ormond: & made Quarter Master Generall to his Army: in which a place hee Continued vntill the 21th of June 1650: at which tyme this Examinate was taken prisoner att Letterkenny: and further saith not

George Sexten

Sam: Bonnell
Geo: Talbott

Deponent Fullname: George Sexton
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Quarter Master General
Deponent County of Residence: Antrim
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Phelim O Neile, * McMahon, * McCans, * ffitz Garrett, Stephen Clynton, Darby Doyne, Maior Rawden, Michaell Doine, Humphrey Sexton, Owen Ro: O Neile, Lord of Ormond
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned