Deposition of John Wright

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

Date: 1642-10-08
Identifier: 837018r012


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Down
Deposition Type: Dublin Original
Nature of Deposition: Apostacy, Robbery, Succour
Commissioners: John Watson, William Aldrich
Deposition Transcription:

fol. 18r

John Wright of Holywood in the Barony of Castle Reogh in the Countie of downe Merchant being duly sworne and examined deposeth & saith that he this deponent being resident att wexford where he received by sea Malt and other Merhandizes sent from his owne home and <a> there withall traffiqued. The Maior of Wexford Nicholas Cheevers and Peirs Dalton Edward Doyle and John Synnett all of wexford aforesaid did vpon the second day of January ffebruary 1641 robb and or otherwise dispoyle him this deponent of xxxiij li. x s. in ready money and of Malt and other merchandizes to the value of lxxiiij li. x s. and in debts owing by men in rebellion and by persons robbed by the rebells l xviij li. In all amounting to the some of Clxx li. ster being all the meanes he had And this deponent further saith that at the time of theire soe robbing him they said it was because he was a protestant And that this deponent peticioning the Preists for restauracion of his goods or at least so much thereof as might maynteyne him in his Journy homeward received for answere, that in case he would goe to Masse he should haue all restored, otherwise should receive nothing So as this deponent being resolved not to forsake his profession for love of the world was enforced to stay privatly in a seller among emptie Caskes, where a revolted protestant (that after escaped) hid him till with much difficultie he got thence into England
<And this deponent further saith that he hath lost in debts>
Jur 8o Sept October 1642 coram
Joh Watson
Will: Aldrich

fol. 18v

Downe wexford
Deposic Johns wright
Jur 8 oct 1642
Cert fact et
Intr hand

Deponent Fullname: John Wright
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Merchant
Deponent County of Residence: Down
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Nicholas Cheevers, Peirs Dalton, Edward Doyle, John Synnett
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel