Examination of John McGeugh

Citation: TCD, 1641 Depositions Project, online transcript January 1970
[http://1641.tcd.ie/deposition.php?depID?=838312r337] accessed Monday 25th of September 2017 10:15 AM

Dublin Core

Date: 1653-05-27
Identifier: 838312r337


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

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

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The examinacion of John McGeugh of Carrickfergus Tann er aged fiue & thirty yeares or thereabouts taken 27 May 1653
Who being duely sworn & examined saith that he remembreth very well the night of the Massacre of the Magees & other Irish in Isle Magee in the begining of the Rebellion & saith that a Little before the shutting of the gates that Sunday night James Brown now prisoner which & his brother Hugh (Lieutenant to Capten McCullogh in Carrickfergus) with others of the Island came to this examinants house a little before daylight was gone without the gate & drunk two or three quarts of Beere & taryed there an houre or vpwards & afterwards about six or seuen a clocke the said James <A> Brown (who had left his horse at this examinants company house) rode away bewith two or three other Inhabitants of the Island towards the Island it being a faire moone shony shyne night & the said Lieutenant returned into the towne, & the next morning early this examinant being in the street he saw Owen Magee & two other men with him (one whereof was wounded in the face) & had a broken forck in his hand & to the best of his remembrance it was Bryan boy Magee & this examinant demanding of him who had hurt him & why they came in that manner without part of their clothes they told him that all their people was murderinged that night in the Island & that they were comeing to the Gouernor to complaine & demanded of this examinant whether their master Coll: Hill was in towne but this examinant told them that he was not in towne but would haue had them to tarry in his this examinants house till he did come & not to venture into the towne because this examinant understoodd there was a proclamacion

I say my Aimes

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that all Papists which had gone into Rebellion should be Kild which Proclamacion was made by the Town Clark the day before & being demanded whither they did tell him who had comitted that massacre in the Island saith he doth not remember that they told him nor doth he know who was it which kild those said persons without the Gate of the quarter for that they were kild in the Irish quarter & he liued in the Scotch quarter but heard that Owen Moder was kild by one John Bredford (who is now dead) & others And further saith note

John McGuagh his mark [mark]

Taken in the presence of
Owen Wynn
Geo Raudon

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27o: May 1653
John Mageaghs Examiancion against the Murders in Ileland Magee

Deponent Fullname: John McGeugh
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Tanner
Deponent County of Residence: Antrim
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: * Magees, Owen Magee, Bryan boy Magee, Owen Moder, James Brown, Hugh Brown, Capten McCullogh, Coll: Hill, John Bredford
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Denounced