Deposition of Willyam Dynes

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

Date: 1642-06-01
Identifier: 813360r271


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Kildare
Deposition Type: Dublin Original
Nature of Deposition: Apostacy, Killing, Rape, Robbery, Stripping, Succour
Commissioners: John Sterne, Randall Adams, William Hitchcock
Deposition Transcription:

fol. 360r

Willyam Dynes late of Kildare, in the town & Countye of the same Kildare Carpenter, aiged 28 yeres or thereabouts duelye sworne & examined deposeth & saith, That aboute the 5th day of december 1641: he this deponent: was robbed & dispoyled of the goods herevnder herevnder Mencioned or the Moste parte thereof by Henry fitzGerrald gentleman (& Made Knight Marshall by the rebells,) who keepes the Castle of Kildare & said vnto this deponent that he tooke vp all that he could gett of the Englishmens goods for the Earle of Kildares rents who had put him the said henry fitzGerrald in trust, & had put him therein to his oath, Gerrald <A> Birne of kildare victualler, william May of the same butcher, Robert Wezeley of the same [freezeing] Merchant, and Maurice Walsh suffraign{e} of Kildare, in all whose houses this deponent did see some of his owne goods except the said suffragnes house, but this deponent was credibly informe{d} that the said suffragne had two of this deponents beds, these were the chiefe rebells that made spoyle of the Englishmens goods in Kildare together assisted with the rest of the rest of the Rabling rebells of the whole towne & other their confederates out of the Countrye, The cause that drew this deponent back to Kildare was that he having beene at dublin (a little before the said towne of Kildare did rise in rebellyon) with his wife & children & some such parte of his this deponents goods as he might well at that tyme carrye, & hopeing to returne for the residue in seasonable tyme, having lefte his cattle on his land there at Kildare, and his goods in his this deponents house being lockt vp praying & the suffragne being Magistrate of the said towne of Kildare desired to have a speciall care of them who promised soe to doe, But at this deponents said returne as aforesaid, vnto Kildare, he this deponent found them all in rebellyon, The goods which this deponent lost in Manner as abouesaid were as ffolloweth, vizt: li. s. d.
Imprimis in 6. head of English Cattle valued at -------------11=00=00
a Mare lost at dublin well worth -------------------------------04=00=00
in houshold stuffe ------------------------------------------------20=00=00
in haye -------------------------------------------------------------03=00=00
in fireing ----------------------------------------------------------02=00=00
in garden stuffe --------------------------------------------------01=00=00
in good debts had peace continued ---------------------------08=00=00
More this deponents lease for which he was offred by
one francis Hillgroue 20 li. and this deponent
presently after laid forth there on 5 li. soe
that the said lease was well worth which --------------------25=00=00
is now made worth nothing to him
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his howses being burned there His whole losse being
This Threescore & fourteene poun ds this deponent lost at killdare except the abo uesaid Mare lost at dublin rated at 4 li. in Manner as aforesaid, and further deposeth that one John Bird & Elizabeth h{is} wife (whoe f a little before this in insurrection d w elt with this deponent) turned to Masse; & were afterwards stript by the rebels & whoe would have ravished the woman but tha{t} some of their company wold not consent, and and but wold have kild them but but that the Earle of Antrym & the Earle of Castlehaven saved them a{nd} enterteyned them, Allsoe this deponent saith that the rebells kild on{e} Robert wood an Englishman, and further deposeth not

fol. 360v

(writing is upside down)
And further saith that as he hath beene credibly told all the english that stayd at Maddenstowne where the Erles of Antrim and CastleHaven dwelt, went to Masse there since the rebellion: At s that were protestants before the rebellion began: and some of them vizt John Bird and his wife William Collins & his wife & his wif{es} sister being some of that them that soe went to Masse confessed the same to this deponent
The mark of [mark] william dy{nes}
Jur 1o Junij 1642
Randall: Adams: Will: Hitchcocke
John Sterne

Kildare 0
William Dynes Jur 1o
Junij 1642
Intw hand w 5 Dec


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Deponent Fullname: Willyam Dynes
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Carpenter
Deponent County of Residence: Kildare
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Henry fitzGerrald, Gerrald Birne, william May, Robert Wezeley, Maurice Walsh, francis Hillgroue, John Bird, Elizabeth Bird, William Collins, Earle of Antrym, Earle of Castlehaven, Robert wood
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Mentioned, Apostate, Apostate, Apostate, Succour, Succour, Victim