Deposition of Thomas Wilson

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

Date: 1642-01-15
Identifier: 815152r236


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Queen's Co
Deposition Type: Dublin Original
Nature of Deposition: Apostacy, Robbery
Commissioners: Henry Brereton, William Hitchcock
Deposition Transcription:

fol. 152r

Thomas Wilson of Mountmelick in the parrish of Rossanollis & Barrony of Tynehinch in the Queenes Countie Glover; duely sworne & examined saith, That on Monday night the 29th of Nouember 1641: This deponent & one William Swaine & William Holloway being neere the said Townsend of Mountmelicke & perceiuing a greate Company Marching towards the said Towne <A> they went to meet them, who appeared to be one John McWilliam & in his company one Laughlin oge; Patrick oge, Teig mc mcPatrick who had beene a serieant at knockfergus, and his Nephew John McBryan mcPatrick, and divers a brother of the said John McWilliams all of the parish of Rossan o llis with many others, besides many of the towne which did rise with them <in generall all the Irish of the said Towne Those speciall ones, Donnough Dowlan, Neal Dowlan, Richard di Ned alias Duff Edmond O Balla Davy McCarty Cormuck McCarty Will: Owen James Owen Dauy Owen Hugh Mathew a walsh man John McPhillip Richard Hues Murrice McPhillip Pierse Rowth Richard Butler Dermott o Conrath James McRowry Patrick Maloony> This deponent asked the said John mcWilliam what was the matter, he answered that he neede not feare, for that he came but to take possession before others did, & soe marcht thereon the towne & pluckt vp divers plancks of the bridge; & soe returnd & fell vpon rifling one goodwife Colestones house; & from thence to Mr Nicholas opies house then to an outhouse of Mr John Sternes house clarke wherein one Mr William Milnes had goods which they tooke and dispoyled, and then they fell vpon the Chiefe house of the said Mr Sterne and tooke there out goods of divers kinds with seuerall sorts of graine, they rifled all soe the house of William Holloway & one John fitzPatrick, And with all the said John McWilliam said that he must & wold have all their Armes as swords & muskets pikes or pieces &c. and that he wold not leave the towne vntill he had them, And further said that if any man did offer to shoote of any piece at them or any of them, or to stake any one of his Company, they the English should all dye the death,
The said John mcWilliam & his company tooke from this deponent as he was then going to the forte this deponents house being a little out of towne at the Ironworks first his sword worth 20 s. Eight dossen & od of Gloues whereof some were Cordivant, & some 6 dozen of purses, well worth 50 s. 2 pieces of broade cloth worth 30 s. more in lynen & bedding & other houshold goods worth at leaste 5 li., soe the whole lost that night <occasioned> by John McWilliam & his confederates was well worth Ten pounds sterling Then this deponent went to the said John McWilliam & Complayned <c> of his losses, who answered that if this deponent would doe as hee did & goe along with him & goe to Masse & be one of his Company he this deponent should have all his goods againe & for euerie penny worth should be wanting he wold giue this deponent a shilling

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Moreover the said John McWilliam told this deponent that if he wold not accept of his offer & goe along with him that there was noe staying for him there for that there wold another company of more potent force, come the next daye from whom he the said John McWilliam could not defend this deponent for that he the said John McWilliam should not be among them, Soe this deponent perceiving the same to be soe; & taking it into consideration came awaye together with his wife & 2 Children for the safeguard of their lives towards this cittye of Dublin, and lefte in his house a prentice boye & a Jorneymen one Richard Butler which Jorneyman as my said prentice informeth me is turned rebell. The goods this deponent lefte in & at his said house in the custodye of his apprentice little hugh wright, which was taken from the said aprentice as informeth me on Tuesday at night the <A> 30th of Nouember aforesaid, by the dempsies chiefely & parte by one Donnogh รด Meagher & Art McNeale, vizt woole well worth 10 li. sterling in sheepe skins & other skins puld & vnpuld leather dreste & in the Lymes to the value of at least 8 li. sterling in houshould goods Tooles perfumes &c. well worth 8 li. sterling, provision of hay meate & drinke worth 60 s. sixe head of beastes worth w 9 li. sterling, Soe the whole losses this deponent sustained the second night as aforesaid amounts to 38 li. sterling, And ther whereto the first 10 li. being added amounts in all to 48 li. sterling And further cannot depose
Thomas Wilsone
Jan: 15o 1641 before vs
Hen: Brereton
Will: Hitchcocke
<10 li.0000
4 80000

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fol. 153v


Deponent Fullname: Thomas Wilson
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Glover
Deponent County of Residence: Queens County
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: John McWilliam, Laughlin oge, Patrick oge, Teig mc mcPatrick, John McBryan mcPatrick, Donnough Dowlan, Neal Dowlan, Richard di Ned, Edmond O Balla, Davy McCarty, Cormuck McCarty, Will: Owen, James Owen, Dauy Owen, Hugh Mathew, John McPhillip, Richard Hues, Murrice McPhillip, Pierse Rowth, Richard Butler, Dermott o Conrath, James McRowry, Patrick Maloony, Richard Butler, Donnogh , Art McNeale, William Swaine, William Holloway, goodwife Colestones, Nicholas [opies], John Sternes, William Milnes, William Holloway, John fitzPatrick
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Mentioned, Mentioned, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim