Deposition of Jane Wright, Mary Washbrooke and Eriphena Seares

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

Date: 1642-05-18
Identifier: 820005r004


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Waterford
Deposition Type: Dublin Original
Nature of Deposition: Killing, Robbery, Words, Lost By Debts
Commissioners: Randall Adams, William Hitchcock
Deposition Transcription:

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The Examinacion of Jane wright alias Pearse late of the Cittie of Waterford taken before vs his Maiesties Com m issioners assigned the xvijth daye of May Anno domini 1624 sworne & examined deposeth and saith That
Imprimis she deposeth vpon the holye Evangelist s that at the begining of this Rebellion viz at the 23 of October last she was possessed of the seuerall goods & Chattailes vnder mnetioned viz
A lease of A howse with Certaine Parkes & medowe grounde aidioyning to the Cittie of Waterford with twenty and five English Cowes for xiiij en yeares to com which yealded her & her Children Mary & Dudley Champines the yearly rent of twenty & fower pounds which was valued at _____ 150 li.
besids the said Cowes which she values at _____ lx li.
It the Lease of A howse which she built in Passadge within five myles of Waterford for xxv years to com out of which she did receave per annum vj li. valued at _____ lx li.
It in Bedding, Linnen Brasse & Pewter ____ xx li.
It there is owing vnto her of Rents & iust debts in the Cittie & Countie of Waterford by Peeter fflaben x li., William Prideaux iij li., which with his wife & familie at the begining of this rebellion fledd into England <A> and one Shane mc Donnell who is in action of rebellion iij li. & in that regarde she accounts the said debts desperat the som of being _____ xvij li.
Off all which goods and Chattailes aboue mentioned she & her said Children Marye <verte fol> and Dudley Champines are vtterly deprived to their vndoeinge
And she further saith declareth vpon oath that about the last of November 1641 last shee being in the <B> howse of one Robert {ff}latisbury of Palmerston in the County of Kildare gen she did heare the said fflatisbury say that they weare neither good Christians nor good Subiects that would not take the oath wch the Papists & Priests had made for the banishing & destroying all the English & Protestants out of Ireland
<And> It the deponents Mary Washbrooke and Eriphena Seares now of this Cittie being alsoe sworne & examined say doe further declare that Peeter fflabin a protestant abouesaid was hanged vpon a signe in Waterforde by one Ganle <C> of Ganlston in the Com of waterford and others of that name & familie and further the said Mary washbrooke deposeth that she sawe the rebells drive awaie the said xxv Cowes from the said fflaben who went to the M{ai}or of Waterford vpon his ffrancis Briver & desired vpon his knees to haue forty musketteers and he would recover them but the Maior w ho refused him
< Waterford Jane Wright alias { }>

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It the said Jane wright further also deposeth that one Henry Sutton <A> of hoggeston in the County of Kildare owes her iiij li. xiij s.
and that William and Patricke Enoes of Straffan in the said County owes her fower pounds ster and that Patrick Heeland and Thomas Kena of Kapock in the said Com of Kildare owes <9__6__0> her the som of xiij s. who all are accompted Rebells in which <In toto 316 li.__ 6 s.__0> respect she acounts the said debts desperate all which amounts vnto the som of ix li. vj s. ster And all the deponentes further <B> say that ffrancys wise of newtown marched with 200 Rebells against the lo: president and was a Cheefe instrument in stirring vp the Cittie of waterford to Rebellion
And that one John lea Town clerke of waterford with one John Ilard of waterford sett open the Cittie Gates to the Rebbells to com in
And that one Pooer the lord Pooers eldest son was then a Captaine of 100 Rebells And that one Jasper White of waterford did Robb & spoyle one Thomas Hoare & his sister both English & turned them out of their howse so that ther losses and hinder{anc}es doe amounte vnto the sum of ____ 256 {li.}vj s. ster
Jane wright
Mary [mark] Washbroks
Jur 18 May 1642
Randall: Adams
Will: Hitchcocke


Deponent Fullname: Jane alias Pearse wright, Mary alias Pearse Washbrooke, Eriphena alias Pearse Seares
Deponent Gender: Female, Female, Neutral
Deponent County of Residence: Waterford,
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Peeter fflaben, William Prideaux, Shane mc Donnell, Henry Sutton, William Enoes, Patricke Enoes, Patrick Heeland, Thomas Kena, Mary Champines, Dudley Champines, Thomas Hoare, Robert fflatisbury, ffrancis Briver, John lea, John Ilard, lord Pooer, * Pooer, Jasper White
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Debtor, Debtor, Debtor, Debtor, Debtor, Debtor, Debtor, Debtor, Victim, Victim, Victim, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Rebel, Rebel