Deposition of Thomas Barington

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

Date: 1642-04-11
Identifier: 815244v319


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

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

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<108 Exr> Thomas Barington of the Parke in the parish of Disert gent duly sworne sayth
that Robert Holtt now of Disert gent told this deponent that Arthur Piggott that since Christmas last Thomas Pyggott <D> esquire Thomasin Hull widdow and all of disert wer not only in Company with Collonell ffergus Donnell of Konoher & Capten Owgen {at} Balladam <Intr> drinking & stalking ther, & that the said Mris Hull was in private conference with James

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ffergus at least an houre [ in the windowe? ] but that att ther departure they saluted & congratulated each other att ther farewell and depart ure
He deposeth that James O Conran sayd that most of the tenants of the said Sir Robert <A> Piggitts att Colecree in disert parish wer rebbells and robbers of the english and we are now protected by the mediation of Barnaby Dun esquire Thomas Piggitt Arthur Piggott, and this beleveth Richard Smith can informe so much
This deponent sayth that he hath at sundry tymes pursued the rebells that toke cattle from the Lands of disert, with some of Sir Robert Piggotts tenants who wold not suffer this deponent to shoote the sayd rebells when it was in his power to haue killd them. And that one ffrida y before Christmas or thereabouts a tyme he went forth with Arthur Piggott to rescue certen cattle taken away by the Rebells which cattle they having regayned of women of his f f athers tenants asked why he attempted to rescue the same, saying it wold be the worse for hym, he therevpon asked <B> her whither she or they wold mantayne hym when his cattle wer lost, & sayd that he wold rescue his owne cattle, but for the English churles he wold see them hanged or damned first, & they shold goe with them. this deponent heard by [one] that was in Company

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that six rebells came to the Grange in disert parish wher they comonly frequent purposing to cutt of & murther [ some ] this deponents father in lawe & his vnkells and entring an alehouse ther they found insteed of the english they looked for Edmund <A> Savage esquire & Mrs Holt & William Parkes drinkeing with whom as this deponent heard they had free commerce, & did noe hurt but drunke cherefully att which place a servant of the deponents fathers by a knott of rebells there, was taken prisoner & in danger of hanging, had he not escaped.
He deposeth that about the first first eight of Aprill 1642 he was taken a fellow haveing somt yme liued with Goodman Walker at Disert cald Rory a smiths boy att disert whose master was in rebellion, & brought hym with an Irish souldier of Sir Symon Harcorts knight Rogues to Mary Barro, whoe was and gone before to [ mary borow himself ] some other places leaving the said boy with the soldier who in his absence delivered vp the prisoner & this deponent once missing the soldier, he retorned backe to looke for the soldier & prisoner & vpon his retorne met the souldier but <B> found the prisoner missing, wherof demanding the cawse the soldier sayd [ ] [ ] one [ acien ] Ensigne Wall whose captayne a brother in lawe to ffrancis Cosby had taken the prisoner & strucke hym ouer the head & this deponent demanding the reason therof from the said Wall why he should [ have ] rescue the boy before he had a [ ] he answered this deponent that francis c r osby sundry gentle man likness att ffrancis Cosby s informed him that he the said Rory was a true subiect sworne before and that he was so & with all his servants in that tyme
Thomas Barrington
Jurat 11th Aprill
Jo Sterne
Randall Adams

Goodman Walker to proue [loyle] rebell & William Swayne of Mary borowe

Deponent Fullname: Thomas Barington
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Gentleman
Deponent County of Residence: Queens County
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Robert Holtt, Arthur Piggott, Thomas Pyggott, Thomasin Hull, ffergus Donnell, Capten Owgen, James ffergus, James O Conran, Richard Smith, Edmund Savage, Mrs Holt, William Parkes, Goodman Walker, Rory *, Symon Harcorts, Ensigne Wall, ffrancis Cosby, William Swayne
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Mentioned, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned