Examination of Arthur Manwairing

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

Date: 1654-02-16
Identifier: 819096r123


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Wexford
Deposition Type: Commonwealth
Nature of Deposition: Robbery, Confederacy
Commissioners: Edward Withey, R Hussey
Deposition Transcription:

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The examinacion of Arthur Manwairing of Eniscorthy gent aged fortie & six yeares or thereabouts taken vpon oath on the behalfe of the Comonwealth Concerning the said Edward Synnot of Tomemacterey gent
<To the 1st Inter> The examinant Deposeth & saith that he well knew the said Edward & that he the said Edward dwelt at Tomemacterey in the Irish quarters the first yeare of the Rebellyon and did not thence remooue into the english quarters as <n> this deponent & other protestants did though the said Edw: has as free libertie as any other protestant or other had His the deponents cause of knowledge is in that the deponents habitacion at the beginning of the rebellyon was within halfe a mile to the said Edwards then Residence
<To the 2d inter> Hee Cannot depose
<To the 3d & 4th inter> The deponent saith that the said Edward did in the first beginning of the Rebellyon Contribute his person in Armes and raysed men, assumed to himselfe the title and Comand of a Captayne in that Capacity acting & promoting <o> the said Rebellyon to his vtmost: His cause of knowledge is for that the said Edward [ ] was at that time called Captaine which title he owned to this deponent And this deponent further saith that he he heard by generall and credible Reporte in the first raysing of the said Rebellion that the said Edward Joyned with Collonell Luke Byrne (to whom the said Edward was allied) in beseiging the castle of Carnow which was at that time guarrissoned & kept by the english in opposicion to the Rebells: And the deponent further saith that this examinant & sundry others english & protestants hauing Repayred to the castle of Eniscorthy & the great howse there to shelter themselues from the fury & insolence of the Rebells the said Edward Came in Armes in Company with Peirce Buttler & others & beseiged the said castle and howse all & tooke the same from the possession of this deponent & the Rest therein & further saith that the said Edward was one of them that did Article and agree with this deponent & the english with him to treat for the & gaine the said Castle & howse which was accordingly surrendered vp to them in January 1641

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<To the 5th Inter> The Deponent saith that the said Edward was frequently at & with the Irish assembled togeather at the towne of Eniscorthy in December & January 1641: for the space of three weekes At their dayly and publicque meetings during the [ ] time that the seige <p> was layd to the said Castle and howse of Eniscorthy in which time the deponent came out of the castle to treat with the said Edward & others to make condicions for him this deponent & the Rest with him
<To the 6th 7 & 8th interr> Hee Cannot depose
<To the 9th inter> The deponent saith that the said Edward was a Captaine for the Irish against the english in the first beginning of <q> the said Rebellyon, As this deponent hath declared in his deposicion vpon the 3d & 4th interrogatoryes, to which he Refferreth himselfe
<To the 10th inter> The Deponent saith that he the said Edward had two three sons Namely John, Dominicke and Charles who (as this deponent was Credibly informed) was were in Armes with their father <r> at the seige of Carnow aforesaid & that afterwardes the said John, Dominicke & Charles were releiued Countenanced & cherished by their said father as children
<To the 11th> The examinant deposeth that this deponents [ ] dwelling being within halfe a mile to the said Edwardes habitacion the deponent was Constrayned to departe thence for feare of the said <s> Edwards and others cruelty & th & came to the Castle of Eniscorthy as aforesaid, where the deponent made Conditions with the said Edward & other Irish for & in behalfe of him this deponent & other english therein
<To the 12th inter> The deponent saith that the said Edward did within or about a weeke after the rebellyon began cease & take into his Custody this deponents corne & other goods and Chattles of this deponents property & the same converted to his owne vse hauing noe power for the same but onely what hee

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the said Edward vsurped & did by strong hand: This deponents cause of knowledge is for that the deponent was Informed thereof by James Buy seruant & bailiffe to the said Edward at that time & who was Imployed to oversee the threshing & disposing of the deponents Corne to his the said Edwards vse for the clearing of which the deponent desires the deposicion of the said James Boy may be taken
<To the 13th> Hee Cannot depose and further saith not
Arthure Maynwaring
Sworne before vs the
the 16th of ffebruary 1653
R: Hussey
Edward Withey

Deponent Fullname: Arthur Manwairing
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Gentleman
Deponent County of Residence: Wexford
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Edward Synnot, Collonell Luke Byrne, Peirce Buttler, John Synnot, Dominicke Synnot, Charles Synnot, James Buy
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Confederate, Confederate, Confederate, Confederate, Confederate, Confederate, Confederate