Examination of Robert Brown

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

Date: 1653-05-27
Identifier: 838310r336


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Antrim
Deposition Type: Commonwealth
Nature of Deposition: Multiple Killing
Commissioners: George Rawdon, Owen Wynn, Roger Lyndon
Deposition Transcription:

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The examinacion of Rob: Brown of Isle Magee Gent: taken before vs 27 May 1653
Who being demanded where he was that night when Donell McArt Magee & his family & then rest of the families were kild in Isle Magee saith he was in his house all that night & his wife & children & his seruants Rob: Orr John Hunter & Agnes Woodside & Marren Carr & saith that his eldest sonne Hugh Browne was Lieut: to Capten McCulloghes company in Carrickfergus & saith <A> that the morning before in the Sabbath day he had sent his sonne Hugh James to his brother James Hugh to see how he did & that he did not returne home till about between eleuen or twelue a clock that night at which time this examinant & his said family were in bed & that his said sonne James came to his bed syde & told him that his brother Hugh was well And being demanded whether his said sone James told him of any stirr that was in or about the way as he came home saith he did not relate any such thing to him that night And further saith that he understood from him the next morning that the reason of his staying out soe long out that night was because he had mett some company & fell to drink with them in one John McGeughes house in the Scotch quarter without the gate of Carrickfergus And further saith that when he was told in the morning of the killing of those persons he did not inquire who did it nor did he then heare though the said Donell McArts Magees house was very neare this examinants house & within less then a Muskett shott And further saith not

Taken in presence
Geo Raudon
Owen Wynn
Roger Lyndon

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27o May 1653
The Examinacion of Robert Browne touchinge the Murders at Ileland Magee ./.

Deponent Fullname: Rob: Brown
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Gentleman
Deponent County of Residence: Antrim
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Donell McArt Magee, Rob: Orr, John Hunter, Agnes Woodside, Marren Carr, James Brown, Hugh Browne, John McGeughe, Capten McCulloghe
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Victim, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned