Examination of Margarett Yong

Citation: TCD, 1641 Depositions Project, online transcript January 1970
[http://1641.tcd.ie/deposition.php?depID?=839070r047] accessed Monday 25th of September 2017 10:14 AM

Dublin Core

Date: 1653-04-13
Identifier: 839070r047


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Derry, Donegal & Tyrone
Deposition Type: Commonwealth
Nature of Deposition: Captivity, Multiple Killing
Commissioners: John Reeve, Owen Wynn, Thomas Newburgh
Deposition Transcription:

fol. 70r

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The Examinacion of Margarett Yonge of Londonderry widdow taken vppon Oath the 13th day of Aprill 1653
Whoe being duely sworne, and examined whether shee knowes of any Murthers Massacres or Robberyes comitted by Neill oge o Quin & James mc Vagh; Sayth that her husband James Yonge liveing att Lissen a tennant vnder Sir Thomas Staples <A> & one John Armstronge of the same place were taken prisoners by some of the Irish Rebells then serveing vnder the Comaund of Neill oge o Quinn at Lissen aforesaid, and vpon the thirteenth day after they were soe taken prisoners both of them being taken out of their howses where they were till then kept and were Murthered in this examinants presence by the Souldiers of the said Neill oge o Quin, in which accion I the saide James mc Vagh whos who is the onely Man whose Name shee can remember that was most forward, & did with his owne hands (after <B> the said James Yonge was fallen to the ground with severall strokes) cutt off his head from his boddy haveing first kickt him, saying, this Rogue is not yet dead, And this examinant sayth, that at the same tyme they likewise Murthered one John Yonge who was then also a prisoner with the Rebells, and being asked whether shee knowes that those Murthers were comitted by the direccions or order of Neill oge o Quinn, sayth, that shee doth not know, but hath iust cause to beleeue that they would not otherwise have comitted those Murthers they being then vnder the imediate comaund of the said Neill oge o Quinn; who was the principall Actor in the Rebellion in that place, And being asked if shee doth (know

fol. 70v

know of any other Murthers comitted by the saide Neill oge o Quin & James mc Vagh, or any other of the Rebells sayth, that shee was not eye wittnes vnto any more, But shee saith, that shee heard that the saide James mc Vagh was the Man that did murther this Andrew Yonge this examinants husbands brother, And that divers others of the Brittish then liveing vpon the Lands of Sir Thomas Staples were Murthered about that tyme, by those Rebells which served vnder Neill oge o Quin as aforesaide, which shee beleeueth would not bee don vnknowne to the saide Neill oge o Quin. And further shee cannot say
Margarett [mark] Yonge

This examinacion was taken
vppon oath before vs the
day aforesaide.
Tho: Newburgh
John Reeue
Owen Wynne

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fol. 71v


The examinacion of
Margarett Yonge widdow
conc: Neill oge o Quinn
James mc Vagh
A 7

Deponent Fullname: Margarett Yonge
Deponent Gender: Female
Deponent County of Residence: Unknown
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Neill oge o Quin, James mc Vagh, James Yonge, John Armstronge, John Yonge, Andrew Yonge, Sir Thomas Staples
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Rebel, Rebel, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim