Deposition of Henry Robinson

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

Date: 1643-07-03
Identifier: 812223r182


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Carlow & Killkenny
Deposition Type: Dublin Original
Nature of Deposition: Captivity, Killing, Robbery, Stripping, Words
Commissioners: Edward Piggott, William Aldrich
Deposition Transcription:

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Henry Robinson of Kill Castell Comer in the County of Kilkenny gent duly sworne and examined before vs deposed that since the begining of the present Rebellion & by means therof Hee hath beene robed and depriue of his mony goods chattells, and the benefitt of is farme to his present losse of fyue hundered pounds ster. and saith that the partyes that soe robed and despoyled him of his sayd goods &c weare Robertt Murphy and his sonne John Murphy both of Killkeny; and alsoe <A> one Nicolas ffanine [ ] in the barrony of Idoug{h} a farmer [ ] who confessed that he had 3 or 4 horses of this deponentes; and the Brinans of Idough entered his house and possessed his goods after he escaped for refuge to Kilkeny
And further saith that the common people of that toune at Kilkenny did often in a ioyfull manner comm vnto this deponents place of residence and would tell them him that without doubt they meaning the English should rece a ue bee executed the next morning for the tounsmen of Kilkeny did petition the Councell of Kilkenny that all English protestants in the said toune might bee speedily executed which <B> petition was vrged and earnestly sollicited by the popish Arch Bushop of Cashell and turlogh oge o neale as they reported butt they weare diuerted from this blood bloody desine by one Richard Lalesse an Alderman <hand> of Kilkenny: and asl alsoe saith that when he this deponent with other English would goe along the streets of Kilkenny hee did heere the tounse people in most enuious manner [ ] say that they did wonder how they should subsist as they did being robed and stript of all; but they said English protestantes they weare heretikes and deuills; and that the Diuell did helpe & feed them: and further saith that he did heere one Evstace a trouper vnder Collonell Cullen <say> that vnless the King of England would be favourable vnto them they would depose him and mak{e} a nue Kinge of their one bring in a forr Kinge vpon themselues And this deponent heard it credibly reported by John Mayers (whoe said he was an eye witnesse) That Captaine Chambers being brought to Kilkenny a prisoner was one Captain Robert Harpoole of Shrowle in the Queens County beggd that he
<John Meyres a souldier vnder Captain Loftus of Rathfarnam can relate the cruell butchery of Captain Chambers.>

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might he haue thexecucion of them him. And that being granted vnto him The said Harpoole carried the said Captain Chambers throughe the streets of Kilkenny to & out of Sct Patricks gate there where the said Harpooles one man hanged him on a gate refuseing to hang him at the ordinary place becawse (as they said) he was an heretique & a divell And that the said Mr Chambers was noe sooner turned off the ladder but that some of the Rebells the same executioner with a sharpe skeine cutt or cawsed to be cutt of his head & lett the body fall to the grownd And that then they cutt of his privy members And then haveing stript his bodie they with a rope dragged him to & into a ditch where they threw him casting his head & members betwixt his leggs and that soe they then and there buried [ ] him And he further tould this deponent, that the said Captain Chambers when hee sawe he must be hanged: sayd publiquely to the Rebells: you said I should haue faire quarter but if I had thought you wold have vsed mee thus I would have beene quartered in the feild & never trusted you or to that effect
Henry Robinson
Jur iijtio July 1643
Will Aldrich
Edw: Pigott

Deponent Fullname: Henry Robinson
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Gentleman
Deponent County of Residence: Kilkenny
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Robert Murphy, John Murphy, Nicolas ffanine, Arch Bushop of Cashell, turlogh oge o neale, Richard Lalesse, * Evstace, Collonell Cullen, Captaine Chambers, Robert Harpoole, John Meyres, Captain Loftus, John Mayers
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Witness