Examination of Peter Fletcher

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

Date: 1641-12-11
Identifier: 809210r111


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Dublin
Deposition Type: Examination
Nature of Deposition: Words, Investigative
Commissioners: James Ware
Deposition Transcription:

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The examination of Peter Fletcher of Dublin Glover taken the eleventh day of December 1641. deliuered in upon oath taken before the clerke of the Councell
<T> Who saith that upon thursday wednesday at night Last this examinant being to buy some sheepe skins of one Patrick Bee of Dublin Butcher, the said Patrick desired this examinant to goe and drink with him a cup of wine, which he consented unto, and while they were drinking <V> in the Taverne the said Patrick professed great Kindnes to the examinate, and tould him that although he were a protestant yet if he would be ruled by him he should be saved. For that there would shortly be a time when there should be a word given which if the <W> examinate should have he might be saved otherwise not. whereupon the examinate tould desired the said Patrick to tell him the word, But he would not, except the examinate she wold sweare unto him to be true unto him. yet he advised the examinate not to goe to

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<X> church upon sunday next in the afternoone about 2 or 3 a clock, For that there was something intended to be done about that time against
He saith also that he asked of <Y> the said Patrick what he should doe with his goods, To which the said Patrick answered that it was the safest way to convey them out of the Towne. Then the examinate said that he had worth 400 li. in wooll & that he knew not how to convey them away, whereupon the said Patrick tould him that he had a good neighbour <Z> neere him called william Eustace who wished him well & that he might sa safely lay them with him. He saith also that the said Patrick tould this examinate that although he had the word yet he should not be safe without he would turne & goe to mass and that untill he went to Mass he should be fed with water & Graines.
Peeter ffletcher
Ja: Ware

Deponent Fullname: Peter Fletcher
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Glover
Deponent County of Residence: Dublin
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Patrick Bee, william Eustace
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Denounced, Mentioned