Examination of John Boland

Citation: TCD, 1641 Depositions Project, online transcript January 1970
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Date: 1653-12-28
Identifier: 819020r023


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Wexford
Deposition Type: Commonwealth
Nature of Deposition: Confederacy
Commissioners: Ambrose Andrews, Edward Tomline
Deposition Transcription:

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The examinacion of John Boland of Wexford seaman merchant aged about threescore yeares taken vpon oath on the behalfe of the Comonwealth Concerning [ ] Patricke Cheeuers of Wexford gent deceased
<To the 1st Interr> The Examinant Deposeth and saith that for many yeares past knew the said Patricke being a neighboure Living in towne neere him the said Patricke And knoweth that the said Patricke Lived & Continued in the towne of Wexford in the Irish quarters the first yeare & the other yeares of the rebellyon till he dyed which he conceiveth <x> to bee in or about the yeare 1646: And that the said Patricke did not remooue thence into the English quarters As he might haue done with the english and protestants liuing in wexford The deponents cause of knowledge is for that he liued in the said towne
<To the 2d inter> Hee cannot depose
<To the 3d Interr> Hee deposeth and saith that in the first yeare of the warre and afterward there was cesses imposed on the towne for maintenance of the Irish forces <y> then in Armes against the english whereof the deponent beleiueth the said Patricke did beare his ratable proporcion, as this deponent and the Inhabitants generally did The cause of this deponents beleife is for that the said cesses were soe vniversall that none were exempted from the payment thereof
<To the 4th Inter> Hee cannot depose
<To the 5th inter> Hee deposeth and saith that in the first yeare of the rebellyon & afterwardes the townesmen as well Aldermen as others generally met & as this deponent <z> remembers he hath seen the said Patricke at some of the said meetings, but is confident the said Patr was vsually at the said meetings as a member of the towne in order to the Laying the tax & regulating the other affayres of the towne

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<To the 6th Interr> Hee deposeth and saith that the townesmen met in election of a burghesse for the generall nationall <a> assemblies where the deponent beleiues the said Patricke was, & voted in the election of the said burgesse as others of the towne were & did
<To the 7th interr> The examinant deposeth and saith that there was an oath of associacion generall tendered to the Inhabitants of the <b> whole towne wherein none were exempted from taking thereof, soe as the deponent is assured the said Patr did amongst the rest take the said oath
<To the 8th Inter> Hee cannot depose
<To the 9th inter> The examinant deposeth and saith that as he well remembers the said Patricke was bayliffe in the towne of Wexford <c> in the time of the Irish gouerment the yeare the examinant cannot perfectely call to minde at present
<To the 10th interr> Hee deposeth and saith that the said Patricke had a brother by name ffrancis Cheeuers who liued in the Irish quarters the whole time of the rebellyon, & as to the best <d> of the deponents remembrance the said ffrancis was in Armes in the towne of Wexford at the time the same was stormed by the Lord generall Cromwells Army
<To the 10: 11: 12 & 13 Inter> Hee cannot depose
Joh: Bolan:
Sworne before vs the 13th of January 1653
Edw Tomlins
Am Andrewes

Deponent Fullname: John Boland
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Seaman
Deponent County of Residence: Wexford
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Patricke Cheeuers, ffrancis Cheeuers, Lord generall Cromwell
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Confederate, Confederate, Mentioned