Deposition of Thomas Wakefeild

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

Date: 1642-01-12
Identifier: 809336r218


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Dublin
Deposition Type: Dublin Original
Nature of Deposition: Robbery, Lost By Debts
Commissioners: John Watson, Roger Puttock
Deposition Transcription:

fol. 336r

Thomas Wakefeild Merchant now Maior of the Citty of dublin sworne and examined deposeth and saith
That on or about the 16th day of nouember now Last past he this deponent was robbed and dispoyled of his goodes & chattells, at Killebegs in the County of Wexford of the values hereafter expressed vizt threescore and twelve english Cowes, oxen and heffers worth 230 li. sheepe 23 li. Eight horses & Mares worth 58 li., bes ides hay and Corne worth 50 li. By William <A> Doyle of ffortchechester in the said County gent, whoe is called Captaine of a Company of Rebells there & by the said William Doyle John Dale & donnell dale of Killebegs aforesaid gentleman Morrice Cavanagh servant to the said William doyle ---- and divers others vnder the Comaund of the said William Doyle & ---- whose names he knoweth not, And further saith that when the said William doyle and the other Rebells soe robbed him of his goods he this deponent hadd and held by Leas from him the said William Doyle for the terme of ffifty eighte yeres yet in being a certeine farme at Killebeggs aforesaid in the said County of Wexford whereon his said goodes were: ffor the fine of which farme this deponent, had formerly paid vnto him the said William Doyle, the some of 210 li. besides 15 li. more for rent & money paid to the said doyle when the deponent cold not enioy the sa me lands And this deponent had & hath disbursed and beene at the charge in building of a new howse vpon the same farme & other Charge Laid out ther eby the some of CCl li.-16 s.- and was by ys

fol. 336v

deprived of the soe much rent of the same farme, as comes to seventie fyve Pownds more & above, And this deponent further saith that divers great somes of money, amounting in all to twoe thowsand one hundreth Powndes before this presente rebellion began was were & yet is are due & owing vnto him this deponent, whereof the greatest part thereof is owing vnto s him by such as are in open rebellion: & the rest of the debtors are by the same rebellion soe robbed or disabled to give satisfaccion that he this deponent is like soe to loose the moneys they owe him or the most parte thereof And this he deponent further saith that the said William Doyle and the other Rebells haveing soe as aforesaid robbed and deprived him of his said Cowes sheepe and horses did then alsoe enter and take possession of this deponents said howse and farme, And the said William doyle or some other by his direccion hath or have ever since held the same and taken the proffitts thereof And saith that his this deponents whole losses and damages occasioned by the said William doyle & the other Rebells, and the presente warrs and Rebellion in this Kingdom of Ireland <2850 li.> doe & will amount to the some of 2850 li. ster as as he is verely perswaded sterling And that his [ ] service care and paines in his present government as Maior of the Citty of dublin in the as preservacion of his maiesties peace & examyning & repressing of rebells & other lewd persons within the said Citty of dublin: being is [ extreame great and almost intollerable] is very chargeable vnto him haueinge littell or nothinge lefte by reason afores a i d for the supportation therof desire s a certificatt accordinge the tennure of his Maiesties gratious Comission etc.
Tho: Wakefield
Deposed before vs
12 January 1641
Roger Puttocke
Joh Watson:

fol. 337r

Mr wakefeilds debts are by him deposed to be worth 2100 li.
His other goods are by Pudsey & Harrison deposed to bee worth -- 1600 li.
In all 3700 li.


fol. 337v

45 Dublin Wexford 125 152
Tho: Wakefeild
Maior of Dubljn
his examinacion
Jur 12o Jan: 1641
Intw wexford. 16. no



Deponent Fullname: Thomas Wakefeild
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Merchant
Deponent County of Residence: Dublin
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: William Doyle, John Dale, donnell dale, Morrice Cavanagh
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel