Deposition of Thomas Holt

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

Date: 1643-07-08
Identifier: 815335r391


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

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

fol. 335r

<X> Thomas Holt of Derrineseery in the Queens Countie gent sworne and examined deposeth and saith That since the begining of the present Rebellion (and by meanes thereof) vizt about the first of November 1641 Hee this deponent at Derreneseery and Kilpursett in the Queens County was depriued robbed or otherwise disposed dispojled of his Cattle horses hay howsholdstuffe arreres of rents debts and other goodes of the value and to his present Losse of Six hundred pownds ster By and by the meanes of the Rebells Andreas ffitzpatrick of Castle fleming <A> in the Queens County Es gent, Anthony Cashen [ ] of Crosse in the same County gent Donnogh Costagan of Cuddooghe in the same County gent Daniel Dollentie of Derrineseery aforesaid Broagemaker John Costagin of Ri Mulloghmore in the same County gent Loghlin Degan of Derrineseery laborer & Donnell Roe of the same labourer & divers others whom he cannott name, And further sayth That the parties herein hereafter named were alsoe actors in the present Rebellion & robbed stripped & dispojled divers other protestants the kinges lojall subiects within the Queens County aforesaid & did carry armes and partake with the other Rebells <B> vizt fflorence fitzpatrick of Castletowne in the same Countie a Captain of Rebells a most notorious rebell that dispojled & deprived the honorable Sir Charles Coote Barronet of meanes goodes and Chattells worth 3000 li. <I> & above: And the said fflorence ffitzpatrick & his base souldjers surprised Tho: keys Esquire one of his Maiestie Justices of the peace being this deponents father in lawe and him most basely & cruelly inforced to run a foote along with them and when he would not goe soe fast as they Comanded then they prickt him forwards with their piks to make him goe faster: then they carried him on a horse to [Kea] a place nere Burrowes castle: Where in sight

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of that Castle they hanged him to death naked him the said Mr Keys & one Thomas Dubbleday another English protestant <A> & shott hi m as he was hanginge Hee the said Tho: Keys being then about 66 yeres of age: And further sayth: when the Rebellion was begun There was deliuered at Dublin vnto Thomas Ovenden <B> then highe sherriff of the Queens Countie, a Comission from the right ho : the Lords Justices of this kingdome By which Commission the said Tho: Keys was named appointed and made provost Martiall in the Barrony of Vpper Osserie which Comission the said Thomas Ovenden: should haue presently after his comeing home into the Queens county deliuered to the said Mr Keys: Howbeit the said Mr Ovenden kept and conceiled the said Comission from the said Mr Keys a fortnighte or three weekes vntill the Rebells in the Cuntrie were all vpp and had at length [ ] vizt about a day before the Rebells surprised and robbed him the said Tho: Keys the said Mr Ovenden sent him the Comission by a Loose Bum Bailiffe by name William Melane a Rebell: Whereas if the Comission had d e beene deliuered to the said Mr Keys in tyme: He might and would as this deponent is verely perswaded haue in some sort comanded and awed the Rebells thereabouts soe as they would hardlie haue risen vp armes gotten to that head they did.
Thomas: Holt
Jur viijo Julij 1643
Hen: Brereton
Will: Aldrich

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Tho: Holt Jur viijo Julij 1643
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Deponent Fullname: Thomas Holt
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Gentleman
Deponent County of Residence: Queens County
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Andreas ffitzpatrick, Anthony Cashen, Donnogh Costagan, Daniel Dollentie, John Costagin, Loghlin Degan, Donnell Roe, Charles Coote, Tho: keys, Thomas Dubbleday, Thomas Ovenden, William Melane
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Victim, Victim, Victim, Mentioned, Rebel