Examination of John Bond

Citation: TCD, 1641 Depositions Project, online transcript January 1970
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Date: 1654-01-13
Identifier: 819022r025


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

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

fol. 22r

The Examinacion of John Bond of Wexford merchant aged about twenty eight yeares taken vpon oath vpon oa the behalfe of the Comonwealth Concerning Patricke Cheeuers of Wexford merchant de{ceased}
<To the 1st Inter> Hee deposeth and saith that he knew the said Patricke from the tyme that he was a childe & saith that he doth know that the said Patricke liued and continued in the <e> Irish quarters the whole time of the rebellyon during his life & did not remooue thence all the warre into the Irish <English> quarters as he might haue done with the english & protestants liuing in Wexford His cause of <f> knowledge is for that the deponent dwelte next doore but one to the said Patricke in the towne of Wexford
<To the 2d interr> Hee cannot depose
<To the 3d interr> Hee deposeth and saith that the said Patricke did contribute his share or proporcion of taxes Imposed on the towne for the mayntenance of <g> the Irish forces then in Armes As this deponents father & the Inhabitants of the towne generally & without exempcion did
<To the 4th inter> Hee cannot depose other then that the said Patrick{e} did weare a sword & other armes in the towne <h> of Wexford as others of the towne did for defen{ce} thereof against the english
<To the 5th & 6th inter> Hee deposeth that he beleiues the said Patricke w{as} present and Joyned in the meetings and elecions o{f} the Aldermen & townesmen in Wexford the cause of the deponents beleife is for that the said Patricke wa{s} an Aldermans sonne & the treasurer or receiuer of t{he} Irish Reuenues but the deponent cannot affirme the certainety thereof in regard he the deponent being A protestant was not Admitted to their meetings

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<To the 7th interr> Hee deposeth that he hath heard that there was an oath of associacion generally taken by the Irish & papists <k> which soe as the deponent is induced to beleiue that the said Patricke did take the said oath as others did & the deponent is rather induced to beleife the same in reguard of the said Patrickes office of trust as aforesaid
<To the 8th inter> Hee cannot depose
<To the 9th inter> Hee deposeth that the said Patricke did act as treasurer or receiuer of the publicques contribucion or Leuyes for the Irish in or about the sixth yeare of the warres & soe continued till he dyed The cause of the deponents <l> knowledge is for that the deponent being his neere Neighboure as aforesaid [ ] came to the knowledge of his the said Patrickes executing that place of trust
<To the 10th inter> The examinant deposeth and saith that the said Patricke had a brother by name ffrancis Cheeuers who dwelt in Wexford in the Irish quarters the whole time of <m> the rebellyon & as this deponent conceiues the said [Pat] ffrancis was in the towne of Wexford at the storming thereof for the certainty whereof the Examinant cannot depose in regard the deponents father himselfe and his brother were Comitted into the Dungeon by the Irish in the time of the seige
<To the 11th 12th & 13th inter> Hee cannot depose and further saith not
John Bond
Sworne before vs the
13th of January 1653
Edw Tomlins
Am Andrewes

Deponent Fullname: John Bond
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Merchant
Deponent County of Residence: Wexford
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Patricke Cheeuers, ffrancis Cheeuers
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Confederate, Confederate