Deposition of John Whitson

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

Date: 1642-02-22
Identifier: 833207r152


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Cavan
Deposition Type: Dublin Original
Nature of Deposition: Captivity, Multiple Killing, Robbery
Commissioners: Henry Brereton, William Aldrich
Deposition Transcription:

fol. 207r

John Whitson late of Drumgoley in the County of Cavan yeoman sworne & examined saith That since in the begining of the present Rebellion & since this deponent was & hath bin deprived, robbed, or otherwise dispojled of their his meanes goods & chattells consisting of beasts Cattle horses sheepe swyne Corne hay howsholdstuffe Provition apparell & other goods worth CCxx li. ster By the Rebells in the County of Cavan but whoe they were he cannott Certenly tell only he saith That the Rebell Thomas oge Brady whoe now dwelleth at the Lady ffishes howse hadd & kept from <a> him this deponent some part of his Cowes & James Booy Brady had of Stradone in the said County hadd another part of his Cattle & by report one Knogher ô Rely nere Ballihays hadd the rest And that one Phillip Brady this deponents late servant hadd some of this deponents howsholdgoods provition gloves implements of husbandrie & other goodes: And further saith that the parties hereafter mencioned are in open Rebellion & carry armes and partake with the other Rebells Against his Maiesty & his lojall subjects vizt <b> Edmund o Rely gent, whoe dwelleth now at Mr Moines Castle Mullmore ô Rely his sonne now or late sherriff of that Countie Colonell Phillip mc Hugh mc Shane ô Rely of Ballimacargy Robert Brady of Cavan late suffren of the towne Shane mc jlbane of Cavan aforesaid gent Owin o Rely keeper of the Prison of Clowater: Donnell ô Rely of Belturbett labourer heretofore a Common Cheater: ffarrell ô Rely of Belturbett Merchante Charles Bradie gent a Cheefe counsellor amongst the Rebells & divers others whose names he knoweth not And this deponent further sajth That the Rebells (becawse of his this deponents trade) kept him this deponent amongst them: & protected him to goe vp and downe & work for them vpon protection for a yere together or thereabouts & he could not get from them vntill about 3 months since that he privily <A> escaped away from them & escaped to Dublin And saith That in the time that he was soe kept amongst the Rebells he observed & sawe Charles Bradie aforenamed & a great number of other Rebells whe n the y forced about 3 above 30 Protestants to goe to the bridge of Belturbett ffrom whence they were cast into the water & there drowned & those whoe could swym or were carried vpp by their clothes, the Rebells threw stones att them & soe drowned them by beating them vnder water
John whitsons mark
Jur xxij ffebr 1642
Will: Aldrich
Hen: Brereton

fol. 207v

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[Copy at MS 832, fols. 82v]

Deponent Fullname: John Whitson
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Yeoman
Deponent County of Residence: Cavan
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Thomas oge Brady, James Booy Brady, Phillip Brady, Edmund o Rely, Mullmore , Phillip mc Hugh mc Shane , Robert Brady, Shane mc jlbane, Owin o Rely, Donnell , ffarrell , Charles Bradie, Mr Moines
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Mentioned