Deposition of Myles Jenkinson

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

Date: 1644-01-10
Identifier: 815340r396


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

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

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Myles Jenkinson of Logacorry in the Queens county gent sworne and examined deposeth and sayth That since the begining of the present Rebellion and by meanes thereof he he was vizt about the xxvjth of November 1641 and since this deponent was robbed & dispojled by the Rebells at Logacorry and in other placs of his Cattle horses sheepe howshold goods Corne hay sheepe debts benefite of farmes and other thinges worth five hundred pownds or thereabouts And this deponent for feare of his liffe fled with his wife and children to the Castle of Ballyadams where he staid for about a yere and a half & there being a trooper vnder Capten Georg Grymes and about Midsomer 1643 did rydeing out vpon a party with other troopers towards Idoughe was where Hee with the rest were sett vpon by an Ambuscadoe of souldjers where & this deponent was shott with a brase of bulletts <fuit ille [bonus]> into the back but not mortally (one of which bulletts lyeth still in his flesh, and he was Likewise run through his Right Arme: with a pyke and then and there taken prisoner and 2 or 3 of the foote souldjers in his company were then and there slayne and himself was surprised and carried away prisoner to Timohoe & there (for all his wounds) stript of all his clothes to his uery stockings & shooes & they left him nothing but his wastcoate and shirt In which state he sate all night vntill the next day in the cold with his wounds vndrest; howbeit then he prevailed soe with Lishagh More (brother to the gran Rebell Rory o More) whoe kept that Castle, that a Chirurgion dressed him: And the deponent stayd there in great paine wante & misery for 3 weeks together: And then this deponents wife & her sister gave vnto Sir William Gilbert twoe silver bowles worth six pownds or thereabouts to exchang & redeeme a Rebell called James Knowde which he he some of the souldjers of the fort of Leix had taken prisoner for him this deponent, And vpon redempcion and exchang of that Rebell this deponent was sett at Liberty haveing at his surprisall lost his horse Armes & clothes: And further saith that his brother William Jenkinson about Ester 1642 being necessitated to adventure towards Athy were in theire returne surprised where the deponents wife was stript of all her Clothes & of about 20 s. in money: & yet escaped but this deponents brother was

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then and from thence forceibly carried away with the Rebells that surprized him and by hanged that night at Castlebrock (a place kept by the <B> Rebell Hugh McDavyes a Captain of Rebells & his souldjers where at his wife tooke great greef & di e d leaving 4 or 5 children And further saith that although the said Sir William Gilbert knew of the deponents losses miserable imprisonment and wounds and that he had a charge of wife and children yet would he not part with nor consent to thexchang betwixt the Rebell & the deponent without 5 li. in money or the 2 silver bowles aforesaid which bowles for want of the bowles aforesaid fiue pownds ready money: were given him before he would part with the Rebell; though as this deponent is perswaded) hee tooke not the Rebell himself) nor gaue them any thing that tooke him; And further saith That the Rebells that robbed him and that alsoe robbed all his Brittish neighbors were those of the names and Septs of the dempsies of Clammalero and the dempsies of Knockardnegurr <A> Mr ffitzgarrett of Balliroan: Mr Hetherington of Ballyeagle his father in law James Harpoole of Clonibr a ckin and Alexander Harpoole of the Shrewle gent and their souldjers Complicees and partakers, whoe burned the howses of most of the brittish & murthered the most of the brittish that they could meete with all amongst amounting to great numbers and amongst the rest they murthered Roger Rawson of Ballyfynnin yeoman & Robert Sandford the deponents nere neighbours & good protestants: Soe as that part of the Cuntry (being well planted with honest Religious protestants) is destroyed and depopulated and their goods farmes lands & estats shared & left amongst most barbarous bloudy Rebells
Miles Jenkinson
Jur xo Jan: 1643
Hen: Jones
Hen: Brereton

Q County o
Myles Jenkinson Jur
10 Jan: 1643
hand 26. no.


Deponent Fullname: Myles Jenkinson
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Gentleman
Deponent County of Residence: Queens County
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Georg Grymes, William Gilbert, William Jenkinson, Rory o More, James Knowde, Hugh McDavyes, the dempsies, Mr ffitzgarrett, Mr Hetherington, James Harpoole, Alexander Harpoole, Lishagh More, Roger Rawson, Robert Sandford
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Mentioned, Mentioned, Victim, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Victim, Victim