Deposition of Thomas Weldon

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

Date: 1642-02-26
Identifier: 813229r156


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Kildare
Deposition Type: Dublin Original
Nature of Deposition: Captivity, Robbery, Words
Commissioners: Henry Brereton, John Sterne
Deposition Transcription:

fol. 229r

Thomas Weldon Esquire late of Breaghe neare Athie in the Countie of Kildare being duely sworne before vs deposeth that he hath lost since the xxiijth of October by reason of this present rebellion 1641 the seuerall parcells followings vizt.
In lands of inheritance and leases of lands in the
Kings Countie, Queenes Countie, and Countie
of Kildare to the vallue of ----------------------------------------744 li.-00 s.-00 d.
Moreouer this deponente saith as he is crediblie informed by his seruants and others that weare theare presente, that since the tenth of December att which time he must of necessitie for the preseruation of his owne life repaire hither to Dublin hath lost by meanes of his owne Landlord Pierce fitzGerrald and his Assignes att the sayd Breagh the sayd deponents dwellinge house wherein his sayd Landlord Peirce fitzGarrald, the place being his owne inheritance tooke possession, and kepte therein a garrison, and in his absence his assignes doth continue the same to this day, hath lost He sayth these severall parcells of his goods as followeth, which by theire continuall residence there was taken away consumed, spente, and deuoured.
In Brass and other houshold stuffe to the vallue of -----------040-00-00
In Cowes and Oxen to the vallue of ----------------------------200-00-00
In Sheepe and [ ] to the vallue of -------------------------------420-00-00
In Swine to the vallue of -----------------------------------------020-00-00
In rideing horses, plow=garrans, Stood Mares and
Coultes to the vallue of -------------------------------------------150-00-00
In Corne both in haggard and garner to the vallue of --------400-00-00
In hay and fireing to the vallue of ------------------------------040-00-00
In corne in ground to the vallue of -----------------------------200-00-00
In debts due -------------------------------------------------------700-00-00
And lastlie the sayd deponente att the begining of these rebellious and insureccions hath beene att 100 li. cost which he of his owne prope{r} goods disbursed to a certaine number of men whom hee suddainlie rayse{d} for the defence and safegard of the towne and castle of Athie aforesayd, parte whereof continues in the Castle as yett and doth loyallie persist, and manfullie resist the Enemies notwithstanding thei{r} sundrie attempts
All which amounte to the Sume of 3494 li. 3014 li.

fol. 229v

And further the sayd deponente sayth that being taken prisoner by his the sayd Pierce fitz Gerrald the 10th of december demaunded of him what could <[ ]> he answeare for the Kings Armes which weare committed to his Charge for the defence of the contrie, he answeared that what he did was by commission from his Maiestie and that he was goeing to Tredath for a further commission from the generall of the Irish Army
Tho: Weldon
Jurat 26 ffeb 1641
John Sterne
Hen: Brereton


fol. 230r


fol. 230v

44 Com Kildare
Thomas Weldon Esquire
26th of ffebruary 1641

An Inventorie of the { }
that Thomas Weld{ }
Esquire late of Brea{ }
neare Athie hat{h}
Sustained by t{ }

Deponent Fullname: Thomas Weldon
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Esquire
Deponent County of Residence: Kildare
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Pierce fitzGerrald
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Rebel