Deposition of Elizabeth Walcott

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

Date: 1643-05-26
Identifier: 815365r418


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

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

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Elizabeth Walcott the wiffe of Samuell Walcott Late souldier in the ffort of Leix in the Queens County: (& killd nere the same) sworne and examined deposeth and saith: That shee this deponnent Liveing att the said ffort of Leix with her said husband Did there observe and see (quickly after the Saint Patricks day 1641) when some of the souldjers of the said ffort sallying out thence, apprehended and tooke one Patrick Mulhally a noteable Rebell and brought him before Sir William Gilbert knight being one of his Maiesties Justics of peace of the queenes County Before whom the said Patrick <A> Mallhalley being examined: confessed the tak forceible takeing of goodes & robbing of one Tho: Taylor, & Mr Joseph Olmistedd at the howse of Ann Mosley tennant to Sir William Gilbert aforenamed (some of those goods being in deed fownd vpon him the said Mulhally when he was soe apprehended): And the said Mulhalley: di d afterwards (as this deponents said husband and other souldjers there credibly tould her this Deponent) offered & promissed to make satisfaccion for those goods, which hee hadd soe taken: & promissed to give vnto three hundreth powndes for saffety of his Liffe And saith that the said Sir William Gilbert comitted the said Mulhally prisoner to the ffort, where hee was bolted at first to prevent his escape: & was after brought to the gallowes to bee hanged: But vpon offer of the said 300 li. he was brought back: but we to the fort, by the direccion and <B> Comand of the said Sir William Gilbert: & hadd his Liffe: but another poore fellow (whoe was taken in his Company) was then and there hanged: And the said Mulhally from that time was kept in the said ffort vntill about Easter 1642 that the honorable Sir Charles Coote: deceased came with an army to the ffort aforesaid: & the said Mulhally was then clapt into the dun { } dungeon in the fort there, but formerly before he had Liberty to goe [ ] bolted vp and downe the fort: and his wiffe was suffered by the <C> said Sir William Gilbert to ly with him in the fort & to come and goe in and out at their her pleasure: But when the said Sir Charles was gone away: he was brought out of the dungeon againe and had Liberty for him and his wiffe as before: & in that state & condicion he soe continued there vntill it was knowne

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that the said Sir Charles Coote was dead And then his boults were taken off him: & soe he walked vpp and downe among the souldjers in the fort for about a weeke together, And then the said Sir William Gilbert tooke a bond or Recognizance from one Stephen Powell & Periman Gosling of the penaltie of xx li. or xxx li. (as the said Sir William himself reported) for his the said Mulhallys apparance before him the said Sir William Gilbert: vpon his the sa id Sir Williams demand of him or within an hower after such demand: & soe the said Sir William suffered him the said Patrick Mulhally to goe at liberty into the Cuntrie, which hee did: But gave nothing either to the robbed parties aforesaid, or to any of the other souldiers of the fort, (as this deponent is verely perswaded) thoughe he formerly offered & promissed to giue 300 li. as aforesaid And further saith that shee hath credibly heard by Mris Ester Gilbert one of the daughters of the said Sir William Gilberte that her mother the Lady Gilbert had sent twoe of her grandchildren, and one of her owne to one Mr Moore (whoe lived and doth or did Lately dwell amongst the Rebells) to bee kept: And that other Rebells afterwards tooke those children from thence and brought them before the gates of kilminshaw the said Sir William Gilberts Minshaws howse, and there houlding them vpp: said to Mr Henry Gilbert (one of the said Sir Williams sonns) and his mother: That if they would not deliver vpp that howse, they would presently kill those children And that althoughe the said howse was not deliuered vpp (as the Rebells required) yet they carried away the Children saffe and sound: which were afterwards deliuered (together with a great parcell of plate which (as was said) the said Lady Gilbert sent amongst the Rebells to be kept) deliuered vizt the Children to him the said Sir William Gilbert, at the ffort & the plate to the Lady Gilbert: as the said Ester Gilbert, publiquely reported it to & amongst the deponent and others
<Mr: W: Mr A: Mr Brereton>
The mark of the said [mark] Elizabeth Walcott
Jur 26o Aprilis 1643
Joh Watson
Randall Adams:
Hen: Brereton

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Queens County
Elizabeth Walcott Jur
26 Apr 1643
Margrett Clarke Jur 21 Apr

Deponent Fullname: Elizabeth Walcott
Deponent Gender: Female
Deponent Occupation: Wife
Deponent County of Residence: Queens County
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Samuell Walcott, Tho: Taylor, Joseph Olmistedd, Patrick Mulhally, Ester Gilbert, William Gilbert, Charles Coote, Stephen Powell, Periman Gosling, Lady Gilbert, Henry Gilbert
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Victim, Victim, Victim, Rebel, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned