Deposition of Thomas Collins

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

Date: 1642-04-09
Identifier: 815241r313


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Queen's Co
Deposition Type: Dublin Original
Nature of Deposition: Apostacy, Assault, Death, Robbery, Stripping, Words
Commissioners: John Sterne, Randall Adams
Deposition Transcription:

fol. 241r

Queens Com: Jurat 9th Aprill 1642
<102 Exr> Thomas Collins of Trumragh in the parish of Mulragh Tymberman despoyled robbed of by rebells [ ]
Cowes & horses xxx li. Corne vj li. garden 5 li. household stuffe x li. & apparrell x li. Tooles 40 s. lease & housing x li.
7 of the Cowes lost as a foresaid, wer att the first being some fortnight before Christmas last taken away by the 2 of & by the sonnes of John O Horraghan of the Downe in the & his tenants & his sonne in <A> Lawe Teige ffullaghan of Roskeltan in the County aforesaid husbandmen some of those such Cattle the daye & {the} day following wer taken away from the {deponent} by Captain Crosbey of Clonragh & no other Cattle but such as wer the English mens goods though mingled with other Cattle of the said Rebbells which the Cattle the said Captain refused to deliuer this deponents servants vpon request but deliuered the rebells theirs Donagh Duggin of Cappe Laghlyn, his 2 <B> sonnes robbed this deponent a mare & colte of the said goods & the rest of his goods wer taken away by the rebell Terrenc ffitzpatricke & his of Castletowne in Com predicti: & his armye some few dayes before Christmas Last this deponent was forced for preservation of his life to flye from his house & to leave his [ ] other good s there being threatned by a Company of rebells tenants of John Horan of & his sonnes, that entred his house & threatened to hang him vnles he departed John Horraghans sonns att that tyme frequented & Continued in their fathers house att the tyme of thos actions committed. rebells by the way stripped hym naked. wounded him with a skeane 2 inches deepe in the sholder 3 of his children & mother died by means of this Cruell usage & through wants & greife by report [ ] <C> Nicalls of Mulragh & his wife cruelly murthered Thomas Whetton of Mulragh murdred att Castletown [ ] 5 english men hanged by fflorenc fitzpaterick att Knockenemay. woman shott { }

fol. 241v

that before the rebellion ther was Solem fasting 3 dayes a weeke constantly observed by the papists <1364> in this parte. the alleadged authority for their action s from the Queen & that they were her soldiers That Ireland wold not be conquered againe these 1000 yeares. heard that they burne & tore two Bibles
Richard Grace Burgomaster of Maryborowgh <A> about candlemas last departed the towne of Mary borough & tooke provisions of Corne out of the said towne. And some few dayes before the Comeing in of the English armye before being the 8th of Aprill last the said Grace retorned to the towne he haueing Lived at Raherye a mile & halfe from the towne & by generall reporte went to mass: William Skelton was reported to be frequent & conversant with the <B> rebells & often abused the towne, & went to mass: mortagh doran revolted his religion & gone to mass & turnd rebell
Thomas Collins [mark] his marke
John Sterne
Randall: Adams

Deponent Fullname: Thomas Collins
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Timberman
Deponent County of Residence: Queens County
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: John O Horraghan, Teige ffullaghan, Captain Crosbey, Donagh Duggin, Terrenc ffitzpatricke, John Horan, * Nicalls, Thomas Whetton, fflorenc fitzpaterick, the Queen, Richard Grace, William Skelton
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Mentioned, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Victim, Victim, Rebel, Mentioned, Apostate, Apostate