Third Commission of Charles I

Collection: Other Depositions

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

Date: 1642-06-11
Identifier: 818006r006


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Wexford
Deposition Type: Commission
Nature of Deposition: Commission
Deposition Transcription:

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Charles by the grace of God king of England Scotland ffrance & Ireland defender of the faith &c. To our welbeloved Henry Jones Doctor of Divinitie Deane of Kilmore Edward Pigott william Hitchcock Randall Adams John Sterne william Aldrich Henry Brereton and John Watson Clerkes greeting Whereas divers wicked and disloyall people haue lately risen in Armes in seuerall partes of our kingdome of Ireland, and haue robbed and spoyled many of our good subiects brittish and protestants who haue beene separated from theire setled habitacions, and scattered in most lamentable manner And many others haue beene deprived of theire lands Rents goods and Chattells. And forasmuch as it is needfull to take due examinacion concerning the same We therefore reposing speciall trust and confidence in your care and wisdome doe hereby give vnto you or any two or more of you full power and auctoritie from time to time to call before you or any two or more of you, and to examine vpon oath on the holy Evangelists All such persons as haue beene so robbed spoyled or otherwise deprived of their lands Rents goods or Chattells, as all the witnesses that can give testemony therein what robberies and spoyles haue beene Committed on them or any other to theire knowledg since the 22th of October last or shall hereafter be committed on them or any of them, what lands Rents goods or Chattells any person or persons haue since that time been deprived

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deprived of by occasion of this rebellion, what the particulars were or are in lands Rents goods 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 theire names are and where they now or last dwelt that comitted theise spoyles or robberies, on what day or night the said robberies or spoyles comitted or to be committed were done; what traiterous or disloyall words speeches or Accions were then or at any other time vttered or committed by those rebells or any of them, and what vnfitting words or speeches concerning the present rebellion or by occasion thereof were spoken at any time by any person or persons whatsoever, what violence or other lewd Accions were then performed by the said Robbers or any of them, and how often, what number of persons haue beene murthered by the rebells or perished afterwards in the way to dublin or other places whither they fledd or retired for refuge either by way of defence or otherwise. what person or persons Clergiemen or others protestants haue become papists since the said 22th of October last, and all other Circumstances and things touching or concerning the said particulars and every of them either before the 23th of October last past or sithence And for the better performance of this service our will and pleasure is that all Incumbents Curats parish Clerkes and Sextons of Churches in our said kingdome of Ireland doe give in to you our said Comissioners to the best of theire knowledg the names and number of the poore soe spoyled who haue beene buried in theire respective parishes. And our further pleasure is that hereafter in or about our Cittie of Dublin they give in weekly bills vnder the hands of the ministers or Churchwardens of such parishes of such of the said persons as shalbe soe 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 our said Comissioners or any two or more of you shall take as aforesaid, and the same to returne to our Justices & Counsell of our said Realme of Ireland vnder the hands and seales of you or any two or more of you as aforesaid. Witnesses our right trustie and welbeloved Counsellors Sir william Parsons knight & Baronett and Sir John Burlase knight our Justices of our said Realme of Ireland at Dublin the eleaventh day of June in the eighteenth yeare of our Raigne.
Carleton et Exham.

The Execution [ ] of the seuerall Comissions above written appeare in the Examinations following
Hen: Clogher.
Will: Aldrich