Deposition of John Collins & Elizabeth Collins

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

Date: 1642-06-01
Identifier: 820011r009


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Waterford
Deposition Type: Dublin Original
Nature of Deposition: Arson, Captivity, Killing, Robbery, Stripping, Words
Commissioners: John Sterne, William Aldrich
Deposition Transcription:

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John Collins of Ballyrobert in the parrish of Killcullyheene in the Cittye Coun{ty} of waterford yeaman and Elizabeth his wife duelie sworne & examined sayth That aboute the tenth day of december 1641: (in the absence of the said John Collyns who had beene a soldyer some foureteene yeres in the Garrison of waterford, & was { } att the tyme drawne vp by his Captaine Captaine Games to this Cittye of Dublin) Came the servants of one Redmond fitz Nicholas of waterford <A> merchant, together with the servants of one Robert Hall of Balliestob in the County of Killkenny gent & their confederates to the house of the said John Collins aforesaid and there did rob & dispoile the said Elizabeth this de of all the goods Corne & Cattle that they then could Meete with and presently afterwards that the said Elizabeth tooke the remainder of her goods and Cattle, that shee could well remoue & brought them into the said Citty of waterford, wh i ch where shee was againe dispoiled robd, by the Rebells vizt by the servants of Peirce Dobbin of waterford Allderman, James Walsh <B> of the same Allderman, John Walsh Lombard of the same gent, of all that shee had left, which was done aboute Shrouetide 1641: which said servants; Rebells, allwayes Caryed & droue away the same as farr as this deponent could euer learne) to their said Masters { }vses, The particulars of which goods lost & taken by the said Rebells, are as followeth viztli. s. d.
Imprimis 10 head beasts well worth ______20=00=00
Eight sheepe worth____02=00=00
Nine swyne worth _____05=00=00
Bees worth_____07=00=00
Corne worth ______10=00=00
Garden stuffe worth ______05=00=00
hay worth ______03=00=00
Turfe & firze for the fire worth _____02=10=00
In all manner of houshold stuffe and apparrell very well worth _____ 20=00=00
The whole sume is In all Three score & foureteene pound & ten shillings ster __ 74=10=00
The said Rebells together with one Paule Waddin of waterford gent & one <A> frances wise of St Johns parrish in waterford a Captain of the Rebells did often threaten this deponent El{iz}abeth at [ ] (her said husband being in dublin) to hang, kill burne or drowne her & her Children, or {p}utt them into a house & blow them vp with Gunpowder, as allsoe this deponents mother in law Jone llewellin & her family, and at last sent them to passage 5 miles out of waterford where this deponent was stript & one of her Children kild, & were kept prisoners 3 weeks vntill relieued by a ship sent by the Earle of Corke which carryed away [ ] about 500 men women & Children to yoghall & from thence into England, from whence this deponent came to her said husband to this City of dublin, shee further deposeth that the said Rebell{s} said that they were the Queens soldyers & that they had the kings hand & broad seale for what they did, And further doth not depose Saving that the whole citty of waterford was in open armes & rebellion att the tyme of this deponents departure thence
<Elizabeth [mark] Collins her marke John Collins Jurat June 1o 1642 [ ] [ ] Willaim Aldrich {John Sterne}>

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John Collins &
Eliz his wiffe Jur
1o Juny 1642
Cert fact
hand w
19 10 dec



Deponent Fullname: John Collins, Elizabeth Collins
Deponent Gender: Male, Female
Deponent Occupation: Yeoman, Wife
Deponent County of Residence: Waterford,
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Captaine Games, Earle of Corke, the Queen, the king, Jone llewellin, Paule Waddin, frances wise, Redmond fitz Nicholas, Peirce Dobbin, James Walsh, John Lombard, Robert Gall
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Victim, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Mentioned