Deposition of John Clerke

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

Date: 1647-09-30
Identifier: 834032r024


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Louth & Monaghan
Deposition Type: Dublin Original
Nature of Deposition: Captivity, Killing, Multiple Killing, Robbery, Words
Commissioners: Henry Brereton, Henry Jones
Deposition Transcription:

fol. 32r


John Clerke late of Dundalke in the County of Lowth shoemaker duely sworne and examined before vs by vertue of a Comission vnder the broade seale of this kingdome to vs and others directed beareing date &c. deposeth and saith That on or about the first of November 1641 this examinant was robbed and forceably dispoiled of his goodes & chatles to the value of fourscore pounds or thereabouts
This examinant further saith That soone after the Rebellion broke forth in this kingdome this examinant & seuerall other protestant men women & children were forced to stay at dundalke aforesaid where amonge many other vnmercyfull Actes the deponent observed theis particullars following vizt That seuerall protestants flying for their liues out of Vlster were at dundalke aforesaid cruelly handled by the Rebells thereabouts insoemuch that vppon a Sunday morneing this examinant tooke speciall notice that of men women & children there perished at the Riuer of dundalke being professed professed protestants the number of fiue & Thirtie all driuen by the Inhabitants therabouts where they were all drowned, this passage was seene acted by this examinants serveing maids himself being kepte close prisoner. The deponent further saith That about the same time he obserued that one Thomas Dee of Dundalke aforesaid took a subtill & malitious course to seduce & withdrawe the people giueing foorth that he pressed the Country souldiers to assist her Maiesty the Queene of England in this Rebellious Insurrection, thereby makeing her the author of this Rebellion. The deponent likewise saith that his brother Thomas Clerke yeoman being kepte prisoner at CarrickmcRosse in the County of Monghan was there cruelly murthered by the Rebells in the said County And further he cannot depose

John Clerke
Jurat coram nobis
Vltra 7bris 1647
Hen: Clogher
Hen: Brereton

fol. 32v

Deponent Fullname: John Clerke
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Shoemaker
Deponent County of Residence: Louth
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Thomas Dee, Queene of England, Thomas Clerke
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Rebel, Mentioned, Victim