Deposition of Larence Wilkinson

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

Date: 1642-04-09
Identifier: 815293r361


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

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

fol. 293r

Larence Wilkinson preacher of Gods word, Late of Mountmelicke in the Queens County duly sworne the 11th of Aprill 1642 deposeth That he travailing towards the north he was taken prisoner by Phellip O Rely Esquire with in 3 miles of the Cavan which { was} about the 29th of October 1641 and was will e d by hym wished to attempt no further saying that [ ] the [ ] on his jorny for that his life wold be in danger, and t his deponent departing from hym was robbed o f by his soldiers of apparrell & mony to the valew of 4 li. or 5 li. and so att this tyme with out much obstrucion going away & having recouered Mount Melicke the place of his residency he was ther robbed dispoyled <vlt Nov> about the Latter end of November of all his estate viz of apparrell household stuffe bookes bookes, & allso dispossessed of his spirituall promotions by which he only subsisted, & was compelled to disert his habitation for preservation of his wife and hath euer since with his wife & Children continued att Athy suffering great misery by which means he is damnified and hath susteyned losses to the valew of 100 li.
And he further deposeth that on Thursday the 9th of Aprill 1642 this deponent comming to the dwelling house of Sir Roberte Piggott at Disert in the Queens County, was & acquainting some of the [ Eng ] Brittish protestants there, that some commissioners wer come along with the Armye to make enquiry of the Losses of the subjects by this rebellion, & and this deponent was required by one William Connye to made ready, and drawne out a deposition to be presented & sworne by hym before the sayd Commissioners att Maryborowgh, which he the rather vndertooke because he had seene the forme thereof att Athy. in which deposition or information the sayd Conny did reflecte vpon the wife of John More of Bally=dauies in some materiall passages the which this deponent havinge begun to drawe it vp, one Mr Edmond Savage sonne in lawe to Sir Robert Piggott being in the Room, did seeing some notice of the intention of the sayd Conny bad not snatch & teare the paper <in the pretenc of Richard Haslam of Disert [ ] > & writing out of this deponent hand but did most violently & fowly abuse & miscall this deponent for taking offring to take notice of such matters and called the said Conny sawcy filly and asking what must you be pratinge
Law: Wilkinson
Jurat John Sterne
Randall Adams

fol. 293v



{Queens County o}
Edmond Savage fr. Cosby
11 Aprilis 1642
Lawrence Wilkinson Clerk
vlt nov


69 Q 91

Deponent Fullname: Larence Wilkinson
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Clergy
Deponent County of Residence: Queens County
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Phellip O Rely, Sir Roberte Piggott, William Connye, John More, Mrs More, Edmond Savage
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Rebel, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned