Examination of Hugh Porter

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

Date: 1653-05-05
Identifier: 838309r335


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Antrim
Deposition Type: Commonwealth
Nature of Deposition: Multiple Killing
Deposition Transcription:

fol. 309r


The Examinacion and Confession of Hugh Porter prissoner in the Goale of Carrickfergus May 5th 1653
<A> Who saith beinge demanded where hee Liued in the begininge of the Rebellion, saith that he dwelt in Loarne, & that hee neuer was a souldier vnder any Comand, & beinge asked whether hee had not Liued in Iland Magee, or beene often or some tymes there in the Company of Robert Boyd: James Browne & Hugh P William Gillis saith that hee neuer was in their <A> Company: sauinge that sometimes hee had bin att the house of James Browne, hauinge sold Comodities to him & bought some from him, and beinge further asked whether, hee knew where Turlogh Magee Liued in the begininge of the Rebellion saith that hee did not neither did he knowe the ffather & mother of the said Turlogh, neither did he knowe Phellim Magee: Hugh Magee, Henry Magee, Bryan Magee, Meave Magee or any of her Children, & beinge then demanded whether hee had euer beene in the house where the said persons Liued, saith that hee was not, And beinge afterwards asked whether he euer heard of their beinge kild answereth that hee neuer did, for hee went into Scotland that night or the night before, the spoyle was done in the Iland as he further replied, And beinge then demanded whether hee were not in the Iland that night & present in the place when & where Phelim Magee: his ffather & Mother, Hugh Magee <B> Henry Magee, Bryan Magee, Meave Magee & her fiue Children were killed, answerth in these words that if hee were, if it Cold bee persued against him by reall wittnesses hee was willinge to suffer for it, but further replyinge saith he knoweth not who was kild that night for hee was then in Scotland yet afterwards Confesseth that he was att sea that night & went aboard about twelue of the Clocke in the night to goe for Scotland

Hugh Porter marke [mark]

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The examinacion and The Confession of Hugh Porter prisoner

Deponent Fullname: Hugh Porter
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent County of Residence: Antrim
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Robert Boyd, James Browne, William Gillis, Turlogh Magee, Phellim Magee, Hugh Magee, Henry Magee, Bryan Magee, Meave Magee
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim