Examination of William Stafford re Nicholas and George Dormer

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

Date: 1654-01-18
Identifier: 818279r261


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Wexford
Deposition Type: Commonwealth
Nature of Deposition: Confederacy
Commissioners: B Hussey, John Walker, William Woodward
Deposition Transcription:

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The examinacion of william Stafford gent aged about thirtie nyne yeares taken vpon oath on the behalfe of the Comonwealth Concerning Nicholas Dormer of Camlinne esquire & George Dormer his sonne & heyre deceased
<To the 1st Interr> The examinant deposeth and saith that the said Nicholas liued at In the towne of Rosse in the Countie of wexford in the Irish quarters in the first yeare of the warre, where he the said Nicholas dyed about the end of the first, or the beginning of the seacond yeare thereof, the & that the said George liued in <i> the Irish quarters the whole time of the rebellion & that neyther father nor sonne did remooue into the english quarters as he deponent conceiues they might haue done but not without losse of [ ] their estates or hazarding the said Nicholas his life being a weake man as the deponent Conceiueth the deponents cause of <To> of Knowledge is for that the deponent was is for that the deponent was seruant to the said Nicholas for many preceding yeares, & parte of the first yeare of the said warre
<To the 2d Inter> The deponent saith that the said Nicholas in the first yeare of the warre did remooue from his howse <k> of Camlinne where his residence was, into the towne of Rosse to decline the incursion of the Cavanaghs as he Conceiues, his cause of knowledge apperes in the preceding answeare to the 1st interrogatory
<To the rest of> the Interrogatoryes hee cannot depose & further saith not As touching the said Nicholas
<To the 3d Inter> Hee saith concerning the said George Dormer that he beleiues the said George did contribute his proporcion <l> of publicque leuyes reflecting on the Countrey for payment of the Irish forces in Armes against Duncannon forte in the first yeare of the warre & since the cause of the deponents beleife is for that the said Leuyes were soe genereall that the & vniuersal that the deponent conceiues none could avoyd the payment thereof

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<To the 4th Inter> Hee cannot deposeth and saith
<To the 5th inter> Hee deposeth & saith that in or about the yeare 1645: the deponent did see the said George at Kilkenny at the <m> meetings of the Irish, & that the deponent hath Likewise seen the said George at seauerall meetings of the said Irish in the towne of wexford at assizes & other times
<To the 6th Interr> Hee cannot depose.
<To the 7th inter> The deponent saith that he beleiues the said George did take the oath of associacion being a gent of good note <n> & [ ] soe as the deponent conceiues he could not decline the taking thereof
<To the 8th inter> Hee cannot depose
<To the 9th interr> The deponent saith that the said George Dormer was A Justice of peace in the time of the Irish gouerment in or about the yeare 1645: & soe continued in <o> till the accesse of the Lord generall Cromwell to theese partes – his cause of knowledge is for that the deponent hath being clearke of the assizes & cessions for & during the time aforesaid did see the said & know the said George to act as aforesaid by vertue of a Comission from the supream Councell to him & others directed.
<To the 10th> & the rest of the Interrogatoryes he Cannot depose & further saith not &c
Wm Stafford
Sworne before vs the
18th of January 1653
Will woodwards
B Hussey
John Walker

Deponent Fullname: william Stafford
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Gentleman
Deponent County of Residence: Wexford
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Nicholas Dormer, George Dormer, Lord Cromwell
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Confederate, Confederate, Mentioned