Deposition of Robert Kennedy

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

Date: 1644-02-19
Identifier: 811169r123


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Wicklow
Deposition Type: Dublin Original
Nature of Deposition: Arson
Commissioners: Henry Brereton, Henry Jones
Deposition Transcription:

fol. 169r

Mr [ William ] Robert Kennedy of ballygarny in the County of wicklo Esquire being sworne vpon the holy evangelist and examined saith that at the time of his driving owt out of his house and County of wickloe by the Irish then in Armes against his Maiestie and his authority, which was about the ffirst of November 1641 the seuerall Castles and howses following vizt the castle of Powerscourte in the said County of wickloe being the possession of Richard Wingefild Esquire the howse and churche of dunganstowne in the said County of wicklo being the possession of Sir John Hoey knight, the howse stable barne and houses of office all of lyme and stoane in of ballygarny in the said County of wicklo being the possession of him this deponent Robert Kennedy Esquire; the house of Killruddery in the said County of Wicklo being the possession of the Earle of Meath the house of Miltowne in the said County of wicklo being the possession of Sir William Parsons knight & barrone{t} The house and castle of Newragh in the said County of wickloe being the possession of John Pue Esquire were all of them standing and vndefaced And the said Robert Kennedy saith further vpon his oath that abowt the moneth of June following he went with Colonell Crafford being then sent owt with a partie of soldiers into the said Countie at which time he sawe the foresaid seuerall castles howses and churche all demolished burnt and fallen downe to the ground and as he verily beleeueth it was don by the Irish Rebells aforesaid vizt the Tooles birnes and other the Irish in that County; And he further saith that the house of ballygarny aforesaid was vndermyned and soe brought downe & demolished by them And that the foresaid seuerall houses and castles were all of them built with lyme and stoanne and cost the owners thereof [ ] many thowsand poundes and were places of defence
Robert Kennedy
<Jurat 19 Febr 1643
Hen: Jones
Hen: Brereton>

fol. 169v


Robert Kenedy Esquire Jur
19o febr 1643
copied Intw
1 Nov


Deponent Fullname: Robert Kennedy
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Esquire
Deponent County of Residence: Wicklow
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Richard Wingefild, Sir John Hoey, Earle of Meath, Sir William Parsons, John Pue, Colonell Crafford, The Tooles, The birnes
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Mentioned, Rebel, Rebel