Deposition of William Myles ex parte William Bulkeley

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

Date: 1642-02-22
Identifier: 809254r144


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Dublin
Deposition Type: Dublin Original
Nature of Deposition: Arson, Death, Robbery, Stripping
Commissioners: Henry Jones, Roger Puttock
Deposition Transcription:

fol. 254r

William Myles of the towne & parish of Donlavan & Barony of the vpper=Crosse in the County of Dublin & Servant & Steward to mr William Bulkeley Archdeacon of Dublin, being duely Sworne & examined, deposeth,
<A> That about the third day of December Last 1641, James Woluerston of Rathbran gentleman, Sent a greate multitude of people forcibly to take the Said Mr Bulkeleys house in Milltowne, Donlauan, where he this deponent & diuers others weare, & the next morning came himselfe, & tooke the house, & all the goods within & without doores, & carried most parte of them away vpon his Said Masters owne Carts, & Suffred his people to take away parte, & to destroy much, Soe as that his Said Master Mr William Bulkeley by the Said Woluerstons meanes & the Rest, Lost (to the best of this deponents Remembrance, [ Soe ] [ & ] for the Rebells tooke & troade vnder foote & burned his bookes & noates of accompt as followeth, vizet. In Corne & hay at least – 290 li. In cattle greate & Small – 400 li. In greate iron bownd Carts, newe Cartwheeles, plowes, carts & greate store of timber for carts, wheeles, & plowes at least – 43 li. In housholdstuffe & provision of diett. 113 li. One bell bought by his Said Master to bestowe on the Church of Donlauan. at least. 5 li. In boardes & timber at home bought for buildings & other necessaries, 98 li. In iron, nailes, Smiths tooles & Carpenters tools, 20 li. In lime ready burned, bricke, Slates & other Such materialls for building. 86 li. In Rents & debts amongst his tenants, beside others whome he cannot punctually remember, his bookes being lost, 100 li. In parkes railed & now spoiled, aboue – 40 li. In the profitt of a Mill at Least 8 li. The Losse of all his Lands worth. aboue 400 li. per annum. A newe house which he built about Summer 1640. which cost 700 li. A lease of a tieth which his Said Master held from the deane & Chapter of St Patricks Dublin, which was worth, besides all chardges paid, aboue 220 li. Besides the Spoile of his gardens, orchyard, house, Mill, quickesett hedges, & other husbandry, lamentable to behold, & Besides this deponent said Myl es & his wife & diuers others stripped, of whiche his Said wife & another by reason of the cold & fright then taken, as he verily belieueth, are deade; The value of which Losses amounts in all to the Summe of – 2523 li. sterling

400 per annum>
William Mills
deposed before vs febr. 22 1641
Hen: Jones
Roger Puttocke

Deponent Fullname: William Bulkeley
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Archdeacon
Deponent County of Residence: Dublin
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: William Myles, James Woluerston
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Proxy, Rebel