Examination of Thomas Clarke

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

Date: 1652-10-20
Identifier: 818197r167


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Wexford
Deposition Type: Commonwealth
Nature of Deposition: Captivity, Killing, Words
Commissioners: Henry Jones, Thomas Herbert
Deposition Transcription:

fol. 197r

The examination of Thomas Clarke late of Rosse and now of dublin merchant aged ffortyfiue yeeres or thereabouts taken before vs 20 of octob: 1652
The said examinant being duely sworne sayth that in summer 1643 fforty three, being prisoner in this citty in the comon marshallsy he was told by seuerall that captain walter chambre was taken prisoner and should soone be brought to towne And the said Captain being this examinedants loueing ffrend he This examinant enquired ernestly whether he had quarter giuen him or not; and was told by seuerall That he had quarter, And that soone after he saw the said captain Chambre brought to there by a gaurd of horse carrying him to Generall preston or or the grand Assembly which then sate there as {he} conceiued, And that very suddainly <A> after he this examinant saw the said captain Chambre brought backe ffollowed with an outragious multitude hurrying him along with great violence in the head of which Rabble ware Robert Harpoole and Thomas Davills of whom the examinant tooke speciall notice; wherevpon this examinant sent his then saruant James Wall after them to see what would become of the said captain Chambre; who suddenly returned bringing this examinant word That they had tyed a Rope about the said Chambre his necke and drawen him vp ouer a gate and imediatly after his being drawen vp The said Davills called to a ffoster brother of one of the Harpooles commanding him with his skeine to cutt the said Chambre his necke which was accordingly done wherby the head and the body ware soone suddainly seperated.
About three dayes after the said L Cruelty was committed, The said Harpoole and Davills came to visite this examinant ranting how they ware auenged of the said Chambre that Roundheaded Rogue or words to that effect, and this examined alleadging that he had quarter. Answere was returned that soe <B> had Captain Harpoole who was notwithstanding hanged; by the said Chambre And he ffurther sayth that not long after the said discourse he being remoued ffrom the comon Jayle to the house of Andrew Cooly then sheriffe of this citty, The said Harpoole and Davills came againe to vissitte This examinant and suddainely after them came into the chamber the said ffoster brother who executed the aboue Cruelty one the said captain Chambre, whom when the said Davills saw with indignation said yow villaine why doe yow say that yow neuer had your health since I bade yow cutt of Chambre his head, to which the said ffoster brother replyed That he said not That that was the cause of his pininge and said That Thomas (meaning this examinant) knew that This was not my complexion fformerly whereupon he voyded the Roome of which this examinant was very glad for that he looked soe ffrightfully and that since to his remembrance he saw none of them. and further sayth not.
Tho Clarke.
Deposed before vs the day
and yeere abouewritten.

Tho Herbert Hen: Jones

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The Examination
of mr Thomas Cleark
oct: 20 1652
Tho: Davells for the
murther of Captain Walter

Deponent Fullname: Thomas Clarke
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Merchant
Deponent County of Residence: Wexford
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: walter chambre, Captain Harpoole, Generall preston, Robert Harpoole, Thomas Danills, * Harpoole, James Wall, Andrew Cooly
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Victim, Victim, Confederate, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Mentioned, Mentioned