Deposition of Christopher Jesson

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

Date: 1642-02-25
Identifier: 837002r003


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Down
Deposition Type: Dublin Original
Nature of Deposition: Robbery
Commissioners: Roger Puttock, William Hitchcock
Deposition Transcription:

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Christopher Jesson late of Newry in the County of Downe Ropemaker being sworne vpon the holy evangelists saith vpon his oathe that being he was in the Citty of Dublin in October last & he returned homeward on the 22th of the same month & by on the 23th of the same month he met on his way neere Dondalke he met Mr Thomas Croke Ensigne to Sir Arthure Tiringham who tould him that the Newry was the night before taken by Sir Conn Magenis & other the rebells of his company & that all the protestants houses were ransacked & theire goods taken away & possessed by the said rebells And this deponent coming to Dundalke sent imediatly one Thomas Smith a boy of about xj yeares of age to his this deponents wife to knowe whether this deponent might safely venture to his house in the Newry aforesaid, which boy ret brought this answer to the deponent that the deponents house was ransacked by the said rebells & all his goods taken away & that the deponent might not returne home without perill of his life And this deponent further saith that at the th en time of his goeing from Newry to Dublin he which was posse about the middle of the said month of October the deponent was possessed of the goods vnder mencioned to the value vnder mencioned all which goods he left in & about his said house vizt beasts & cattle worth ix li. one hou se househould stuffe provision apparell & ware belonging to his ropers trade worth at least one hundred & one pounds ten shillings timber worth ix li. xiij s. vj d. in ready money xxiiij li. one lease of a house in Newry & backside for 14 yeares to come worth 46 s. 8 d. a yeare one house lease of a nother house for 14 yeares to come or thereabout worth 12 s. a yeare one other lease of a house & two parkes of land in Newry for some ten yeares to come worth besides the cheife rent clearely 5 li. per annum the profitt of all which leases the deponent is like to loose by occasion of this present rebellion and this deponent hath alsoe bestowed in building & repaireing of the said houses Lx li. And this deponent further saithe that there were seuerall debts due to the deponent by seuerall persons whereof some are now as the deponent is informed & beleiveth in rebellion & othe rest

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by reason of this rebellion disabled to make satisfaction amounting to the sume of forty pounds ster This deponent alsoe left at the house of Mr Vesey of Dondalke one horse worth foure pounds which horse this deponent is informed was taken away by the rebells but by whom in certanie this deponent cannot tell; Soe that this Deponentes whole losses by the present Rebellion doe amount to the some of CCxlviij li. ix s. viij d. ster at the least
The mark of the said [mark]
Christopher Jesson
Jur 25o ffebr 1641
William Hitchcocke
Roger Puttocke

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1 Com Downe
Christopher Jesson
Jur 24o ffebr 1641



Deponent Fullname: Christopher Jesson
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Ropemaker
Deponent County of Residence: Down
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Thomas Croke, Arthure Tiringham, Thomas Smith, Conn Magenis
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Rebel