Second Commission of Charles I

Collection: Other Depositions

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

Identifier: 815001v003


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Queen's Co
Deposition Type: Commission
Nature of Deposition: Commission
Deposition Transcription:

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Charles by the grace of God Kinge of England Scotland ffrance and Ireland defender of the faith &c, To our welbeloved Henry Jones, Deane of Kilmore Roger Puttocke William Hitchcocke, Randall Adams, John Sterne, William Aldriche Henry Brereton and John Watson Clerkes Greetinge Whereas diverse wicked and disloyall people have lately risen in Armes in severall partes of this kingdome and have robbed and spoyled many of our good subiects Brittish and protestants, who have beine separated from theire setled habitacions and scattered in most lamentable manner and many others have been deprived of theire landes Rents goods and Chattells And forasmuch as it is needfull to take due examinacion concerninge the same Knowe yee that wee reposinge especiall trust and Confidence in your fidelities Care and provident circumspeccion haue nominated and appoynted you to be our Comissioners and doe hereby give vnto you or any two or more of you full power and

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and authoritie from tyme to tyme to call before you, and examine vpon oath (which wee hereby authorize you or any two or more of you to administer on the holy Evangelists) aswell all such persons as have beine so robbed and spoyled or deprived of theire landes Rentes goods and Chattells, as all the witnesses that can give testimonye therein what Robberies and spoyles have been committed on them or any other to theire knowledge since the xxijth of October last or shall hereafter be committed on them or any of them what landes Rents goods or Chattells any person or persons have since that tyme beine deprived of by occasion of this Rebellion, what the particulars were or are in landes Rents goodes or Chattells whereof any person or persons were or shalbe so robbed spoyled or deprived, to what value; by whome such robberies or spoyles were committed, what their names are and where they nowe or last dwelt that comitted those robberies or spoyles, on what day or night the said Robberies or spoyles committed or to be committed were done, what traiterous or disloyall wordes speeches or Accions were then or at any other tyme vttered or committed by those robbers or any of them, And what vnfittinge wordes or speeches concerninge the present Rebellion or by occasion thereof were spoken at any tyme by any person or persons whatsoever, what violence or other lewde Accions were then performed by the said Robbers or any of them, and how often what numbers of persons have been murdred by the Rebells or perished afterwards in the way to Dublin, or other places whither they fled or retired for refuge; either by way of defence or otherwise what person or persons Clergimen or other protestants haue become Papistes since the said xxijth of October last, and all other circumstances and

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and thinges touchinge or concerninge the said particulars and every of them either before the xxiijth of October last or sithence And for the better performance of this service all Incumbents Curats & parish Clerkes and Sextons of Churches in this kingdome are hereby required to give in to you our said Comissioners to the best of theire knowledge the names & numbers of the poore so spoyled who have beine buried in theire respective parishes And hereafter in and about Dublin they are to give in weekely bills vnder the hands of the Ministers or Churchwardens of such parishes of such of the said persons as shalbe so buried in the said parishes And you our said Comissioners or any two or more of you as aforesaid are to reduce to writinge all the examinacions which you or any two or more of you shall take as aforesaid And the same to returne vnto our Justices and Councell of this our Realme of Ireland vnder the handes and seales of you or any two or more of you as aforesaid.Witnes our right trustie and welbeloved Counsellors Sir William Parsons knighte and Baronett and Sir John Burlase knighte our Justices of our Realme of Ireland at Dublin the xviijth day of January in the seaventeenth yeare of our Raigne