Deposition of William Hill

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

Date: 1642-07-05
Identifier: 815210r285


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Queen's Co
Deposition Type: Dublin Original
Nature of Deposition: Robbery
Commissioners: Henry Brereton, John Watson, William Aldrich
Deposition Transcription:

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The xxxth daye of June 1642
The informacion of William Hill of Rathlishe in the Queenes County gent concerninge the Rebells in Action in the said County taken and duelie sworne vppon the hol y Evangelist before vs this day
eth sayeth And this deponent further sa i th That aboute the last of November or the begininge of December last past, hee this deponent (with the assistance of his fathers and brothers seruants) did driue parte of their Cattle into Ossorie, thinkinge thereby to shelter them from daunger; Butt one <A> fflorence ffitz Patrick esquire, and his twoo brothers John fitz Pattrick of Bordwell, and James fitz Pattrick of Grantstowne, Heugh Cashin of Kilbreede, Jeffrie fitz Pattrick of Ballihanry, Andreas fitz Pattrick of Castlefleminge all of the queens c ount y togeather with diuers others alsoe whose names this deponents knoweth nott came and tooke awaye from this deponent and those that were with him all the said Cattle And further deposeth that aboute the daye and time aforesaid a great number of the Brenans and Butlers of Idough in the County of Kilkennie came to Robb and spoyle the English tenants and inhabitants in the Abbey of Leix, which Rebells as they did passe alonge did call att WaterCastle and were entertained by the Lady Dowager of Vpper Ossorie, who <B> did send her owne seruants (namelie William Skiddie of Water Castle beinge cheife) alonge with the forsaid Rebells to Robb and Pilladge the Abbey of Leix, which said Ladie and her seruants had the greatest parte of the pilladged goods there taken And further this deponent enformeth That the said Ladie did place one Paull Cashen a Preist, in the said Abbey of Leix to ouersee the thrashinge of the Corne, whoe had halfe the Corne for his labour and her Ladishipp had the rest, And this deponent cominge out of Ossorie towards Ballinakell the next daye after the Robbinge of the foresaid towne of Abbey of Leix and the English thereabouts) hee did see in the Parke of the aforesaid Lady sundrie Cowes and horses that hee well knew and tolde some of his neighbours of them, wherevppon one John Samon of Cloghoge cowper, repaired to the said Ladie demanded from her his oxen, cowes and garrans, and alsoe a reason whie or wherefore shee had taken them. The said Lady tould the said John Samon that shee had sent her warrant for <C> them in regard that hee was to make her a Cowple of beare=barrells, and had nott performed, The said John Samon told her Ladishipp againe that hee would nott haue beleeued itt from another, if her Ladishipp had not tould him her selfe and soe came back without to Ballinakell without any of his goods
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And ffurther this deponent William Hill informeth vpon oath that all these vndernamed persons are in open Rebellion (vidzt) And this deponent ha t h often seen them beare armes & g oe in action with the rebells
Donnell fitz Pattrick of Tentowne gent
<A> + John fitz Pattrick of Balliawly esquire
+ Walter Baskervile of the same esquire
+ William Hetherington of Ballieaghe esquire
+ Walter Hetherington of Rathenebroge gent
+ Peirce fitz Garrald of Ballirone, Lieftennant Collonell to dempsie
+ Barnabie Dempsie of Knockardiguragh esquire
+ Charles Dempsie his sonne
+ Thomas Evans of Kilrushe yeoman and his sonne Tho: Evans
+ William Butler of Scotsrath gent
+ William Dowgan of Capanaclogh with his sonnes
+ Heugh Kennagh, Murtagh Kennagh and Donnagh o Kennagh all of Tomduffe &c.
+ Nicholas Jacob of Ballirone gent
<B> + Robert Beard of Colte Captaine
- Edmund fitz Pattrick of Balibane gent
- Teige fitz Pattrick of Balibodane gent
- Edmund fitz Pattrick of Tentowne gent
+ Peirs fforstall of Cloghoge gent
+ Teige o Dowgan of Derakeadin gent
+ John Hore of Downe gent
<C> + Donnell McShane fitz Pattrick now in the possession of the Castle of ffarmoyle beinge the propper dwellinge house belonginge to Lieftennant William Gilbert
+ James Langton of Grenagh gent
All the aboue mencioned persons and dwellinge places are within the Queenes County. And sayth that the women within the said Countie were as forward and feirse in the Rebellion as the men rebells
Will: Hill
Jur 5to July 1642
John Sterne
Joh Watson
Will: Aldrich
Hen: Brereton

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Queens Countie
Mr William Hill Jur
5o Julij 1642
vlt Nov: fo. tertio


Deponent Fullname: William Hill
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Gentleman
Deponent County of Residence: Queens County
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: fflorence ffitz Patrick, John fitz Pattrick, James fitz Pattrick, Heugh Cashin, Andreas fitz Pattrick, the Brenans, * Butlers, Donnell fitz Pattrick, Jeffrie fitz Pattrick, Walter Baskervile, William Hetherington, Walter Hetherington, Peirce fitz Garrald, Barnabie Dempsie, Charles Dempsie, Thomas Evans, Tho: Evans, William Butler, William Dowgan, Heugh Kennagh, Murtagh Kennagh, Donnagh o Kennagh, Nicholas Jacob, Robert Beard, Edmund fitz Pattrick, Teige fitz Pattrick, Edmund fitz Pattrick, Peirs fforstall, Teige o Dowgan, John Hore, Donnell McShane fitz Pattrick, James Langton, William Gilbert, Lady Dowager of Vpper Ossorie, William Skiddie, Paull Cashen, John Samon
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, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned