Examination of Patrick McCawell

Citation: TCD, 1641 Depositions Project, online transcript January 1970
[http://1641.tcd.ie/deposition.php?depID?=838300r330] accessed Monday 25th of September 2017 10:15 AM

Dublin Core

Date: 1653-06-06
Identifier: 838300r330


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Antrim
Deposition Type: Commonwealth
Nature of Deposition: Captivity, Multiple Killing, Words
Commissioners: Owen Wynn, Solomon Harth
Deposition Transcription:

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The examinacion of Patrick McCawell aged 40 yeares or thereabouts sayth taken the 9th day of June 1653
Who sayth that about Christmas next after the breaking out of the Rebellion Capten John Morris and his brother Thomas Morris came to this examinant and desired him to gett a boate to carry them into a place called Coney Island in Logh Neagh which this examinant promised to doe and accordingly on a certayne tyme agreed vpon <A> betweene the sayd Morrises and this examinant he & the came along with them to where the sayd Boate was; nere to which place there was some other company (all strangers to this examinant) which went along with the sayd Morrises into the Boate; and haueing gone about 2 myles by water, this examinant hauing some apprehensions and feares that the souldiers of the Garrison of Mountioy would destroy this examinants wife and children for his carrying away the sayd Morrises, and that he did the rather beleeve this; for that a while before; Thyrlagh Groome O Quyn had put this this examinant upon bonds to appeare before Sir Phelym O Neale when he should be soe required; because for the Lieutenant Smith had taken a boate that was in this examinants custody to carry him to Antrym. he this examinant did entreat them all that were in the boate

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for the reasons before expressed to sett this examinant on shoare; which was accordingly done; and goeing towards his house this examinant mett with a party of the Souldiers belonging to the Garrison at Mountioy and his brother with them bound; which sayd souldiers seised vpon this examinant’ and bound him together with his brother vsing Threatning language for his carying the sayd Morrises away and tooke him and his brother to into a boate with which they pursued the sayd Morrises; but the water being rough they could not overtake them; But a party of the sayd Souldiers which went along the shoare met with the sayd Morrises and his company being land ed being (as Capten Morris afterward told this examinant) and this examinant being demannded if he was present at the takeing of the sayd Morrises or at the murthering of any of the persons then with them, he sayth he was not; but was told By Capten Morris and his brother that there were then 3 or 4 men murthered whom this examinant knew not; and further sayth not and being asked if he did not tell the sayd Morrises or some of the company that there was never another Boate in the River he sayth he told them there was never a boate nerer then Mountioy and further sayth not The marke [mark] of Patrick McCawell

Taken by vs
Owen Wynn
Solo: Harth

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The examinacion of Patrick McCawell

Deponent Fullname: Patrick McCawell
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent County of Residence: Antrim
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: John Morris, Thomas Morris, Thyrlagh Groome O Quyn, Phelym O Neale, Lieutenant Smith
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Victim, Victim, Rebel, Rebel, Mentioned