Information of Robert Williams

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

Date: 1653-01-31
Identifier: 812273r223


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Carlow & Killkenny
Deposition Type: Commonwealth
Commissioners: Richard Stephens, William Heydon
Deposition Transcription:

fol. 273r

<3294> The Informaccion of Robert Williams Seriant to C{aptain}{ } higate against Edw: Butler sonne to the late Lord Mountg{arr}et
That the said Edw: Butler when he was apprehended laid hands on my Carabine. I asked him if his name was Butler he said it was not, he asked me why I laid hands on him he beinge in proteccion & had his proteccion in his pockett That the said Edw: Butler desired those Irish Officers then present to assist him sayinge will you leaue aid thus I asked him for armes he answered he had not any b{ut} a knife but being searched by one Jer: Weaver of Captain ffrancks Troope a Madoge was by him found about Mr Butler the heaft thereof in his hand & the blade in the sheath, That the said Edw: Butler desired me & the rest that apprehended him to shoote him for he said he knew if he were brought to Kilkenny he should be hanged & further he said he feared nothinge but false informacion.
the marke of
Robert Williams
Taken before vs vpon oath
this 31th of January 1652
Ri: Stephens
William Heydon

fol. 273v

The Examinacion of
Robert Williames
against Butler
Layd hands on his carbine
denyed his name
called to his followers to helpe him
denyed he had other armes then a
putt had a madoge haft in his hand
desired to be shott
sayd if he went to Kilkenny he should
be hanged

Deponent Fullname: Robert Williams
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Sergeant
Deponent County of Residence: Unknown
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: * { } higate, Edw: Butler, Lord Mountg{arr}et, Jer: Weaver
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Mentioned, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel