Deposition of William Lucas

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

Date: 1643-08-16
Identifier: 812220r179


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Carlow & Killkenny
Deposition Type: Dublin Original
Nature of Deposition: Captivity, Desecration, Multiple Killing, Robbery, Words
Commissioners: Edward Piggott, Henry Jones
Deposition Transcription:

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William Lucas of the Citty of Kilkenny Taylor sworne saith That since the begining of the present Rebellion vizt a little before Christmas 1641 This deponent at Kilkenny aforesaid was amongst the rest of the protestantes there forceibly deprived & robbed of his goodes chattells & meanes of the value of One hundred and five powndes ster
By Purcell of Clanfyly in the County of Kilkenny <A> gent & his souldjers & divers of the townsmen of Kilkenny (all papistes) which townsmen are thus named vizt Peirce mc Patrick Merchant, whoe brought a lanterne in the night and an ax & guided the other other Rebells to the howse of this deponent and to other howses & assisted them in their Robberies, Patrick รด ffillon broagemaker, Richard Laughlin Butcher William mc Shane Butcher Patrick Roe grey Merchant, Peirce White broagmaker: & divers others whome for the present he cannot name: And further saith that althoughe hee lived in the towne of Kilkenny vntill about 5 or 6 weeks since now last past Wherein he is assured by divers murthers & cruell actkens were comitted yet hee durst not goe abroad to see any of them
Howbeit he is confident for nothing there was more comonly reported & beleeved then that the Rebells there haveing brought from Balllinekill 7 protestantes heads (whereof one was the head of Mr Bingham a minister) They the Rebells then and there in scornfull and disgracefull manner and as trophies of their victorys placed & sett those heades vpon the Markett crosse there on the Markett day & there the Rebells slashed stabbed and mangled those heades: accounting themselues happie in that on could gett but a blow or stab at them And that the Rebells then and there putt a gagg & a carrot in the said Mr Binghams mowth & slitt vpp his cheeks to his eares and lay{} the leafe of a Bible before him bade him preach for his mowth was wyde enowghe open: & that after the Rebells had solaced & pleased themselues in that their triumphe then they threw those heades into a hole in Sct James greene being a place comon for a fare {&} vsed for all comon turns: And he was alsoe credibly [ ] { } < it was> too well knowne in Kilkenny that the Rebells haveing taken prison{er} one Captain Chambers vnto whom they promissed quarter and brought him into Kilkenny to the gibbett in {}
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Market place which was set vp for executeing one of their owne malefactors where they said they would not hang him becawse hee was an heretick & therefore was not worthy to die where one of their religion was putt to death But then and there they putt a roape about his neck & soe ledd him out of the towne in most scornfull and disgracefull manner & hanged him on a boughe without Sct Patrickes gate
Signum [mark] predicti William Lucas
Jur 16o Augusti 1643
Hen: Jones
Edw Pigott

William Lucas Jur 16o
Augusti 1643
Intw hand


Deponent Fullname: William Lucas
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Tailor
Deponent County of Residence: Kilkenny
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: * Purcell, Peirce mc Patrick, Patrick ffillon, Richard Laughlin, William mc Shane, Patrick Roe grey, Peirce White, Mr Bingham, Captain Chambers
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Victim, Victim