Deposition of John Wilkinson

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

Date: 1643-04-21
Identifier: 815368r420


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Queen's Co
Deposition Type: Dublin Original
Nature of Deposition: Robbery, Stripping
Commissioners: Henry Brereton, Randall Adams
Deposition Transcription:

fol. 368r

John Wilkinson of Skehene in the parrish of Killebane & Queens Countie merchant sworne and examined saith That since the Rebellion began vizt a Little before Christmas 1641, Hee this deponent at Skehene aforesaid was forceibly deprived & robbed of his goodes & Chattells consisting of Merchandize wares howshold goodes and provition Corne hay beasts Cattle debts & other goodes & chattells worth in all twoe hundreth pownds at least By theis persons that are absolute Rebells herein hereafter <A> mencioned vizt by James Harpoole of Clonybrackan in the parrish & County aforesaid Esquire gent John Hovington of the Ballilehenie in the same parrish and County gent eldest sonn and heir of Tho: Hovington Esquire then high Sherriffe of the Queens County aforesaid who i s also e a Rebell John Baskervile of the same parish gentleman the son of Walter Basker v ile Esquire County gent: And further saith that this deponent and divers others (vpon the said Tho: Hovingtons offer & promisse to keepe & restore his & their goodes in safftie) bringing many of his & their goods to the said Tho: <B> Hovingtons howse: he had many of them then and there taken from him by the wiffe of the said Tho: Hovington & the deponent complaining vnto him for the same: he gave him noe releef but said he could not help it, but & in a scornfull manner said he would giue him a tickett for payment the same And afterwards this deponent & his 4 children were all stript naked by the Rebells: & in that state were turned out into the frost & snowe of winter & with much difficulty escapeing with their Lives to Athy): Lay there Long sick of the cold they had taken, & ever since ev have endured great want & misery And <C> further saith that one John ffoardham one of the sonns of Gilbert ffoardham of Orchard in the Queens Countie gent stayd still among the Rebells: & carried himself & his designes soe cuningly and closse that somtymes that he would come & bring th James and Alexander Harpoole Rebells to the said howse of the said Tho: Hovington & there would sollace & feast himselfe with them: and att other tymes would bring the same Harpooles to Bu t t to his owne howse, & then & there would feast harbour and releeve them Hee then welknowing them the said Harpooles to be rebells And himself being

fol. 368v

none other in hart then an absolute Rebell (as this deponent is verely perswaded in his Conscience)
John Wilkinson
Jur 21o Aprilis 1643
Randall: Adams
Hen: Brereton

Queens County
John Wikinson Jur:
21 Apr 1643
Cert fact


Deponent Fullname: John Wilkinson
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Merchant
Deponent County of Residence: Queens County
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: James Harpoole, John Hovington, John Baskervile, Tho: Hovington, Alexander Harpoole, John ffoardham, Gilbert ffoardham, Walter Baskervile
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Mentioned, Mentioned