Deposition of Christopher Hewetson

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

Date: 1642-03-05
Identifier: 809280r169


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Dublin
Deposition Type: Dublin Original
Nature of Deposition: Arson, Robbery
Commissioners: Henry Brereton, William Hitchcock
Deposition Transcription:

fol. 280r

Christopher Hewetson late of Swords in the County of Dublin gent sworne and examined deposeth and sayth. That since the insurreccion of the rebellion in this Kingdome of Ireland (vzt) On & Betweene the first day of November and the first day of January last past, hee this deponent (at Swords and in the parish thereof) in County of Dublin, and at Newcastle and other lands in the County of Wexford. was Robbed expelled and depriued by the rebbells of his goods and Chattells and of the seuerall vallues hereafter expressed (vzt) of Cowes and horses forty pounds ster of hey tenn pounds housouldstuffe Eight pounds houses destroyed by the rebbells; and by fier, by his maiestie army, when the rebells incamped there that went vnto Swords forty pounds at the least And this deponent for this yeare one thousand sixe hundred forty and one hath beene alsoe by the said Rebbells dispoyled expelled & stripped of rents and proffitts of seuerall lands letten vnto tennants and in his owne custody within the seuerall Countys of Dublin and Wexford aforesaid amounting to the sume and his present loss of 50 li. and this deponent further sayeth that hee had at the the tyme of the beginning of the rebellion aforesaid, in the County of dublin and Wexford the sume of 210 li. in morgage vpon certayne lands in the sayd Countys which sume of mony by reason of the aforesaid rebellion this deponent is depriued thereof, and the present benefitts of the land wherevpon the said 210 li. was disbursed, Alsoe at the tyme of the begining of the rebellion aforesaid this deponent had in debts due vnto him vpon specialty satutestaple and otherwise in the Countys aforesaid the Sume of 250 li. which by reason of the said rebellion this deponent verily beleeueth that he is vtterly depriued of them, And this deponent sayth further that at the tyme begining of the aforesaid rebellion he had seuerall leases in the Countys aforesaid at easy rents whereout he receiued declaro all his landlords rents dischardged the sume of 60 li. per annum which from henceforth he is likly to be depriued of: And this deponent for his future loss and damage can giue noe estimate of the same And he further sayth that so many of the rebells that soe robbed <A> and spoyled him that he can name as he was informed by his seruants are Lawrence Rowen preests Barnaby [ ] Breahowne and Tho: Lynnan, of swords in the County of Dublin.
Summa tot: 608 li. 0 li.
Christopher Hewetson
Jurat: martij 5o 1641
Hen: Brereton
William Hitchcocke
summa – 608 li.- 0 s.

fol. 280v


Deponent Fullname: Christopher Hewetson
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Gentleman
Deponent County of Residence: Dublin
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Lawrence Rowen, Barnaby Breahowne, Tho: Lynnan
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Rebel, Rebel, Rebel