Examination of Jonas Rushworth

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

Date: 1654-01-05
Identifier: 818314r302


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Wexford
Deposition Type: Commonwealth
Nature of Deposition: Arson, Assault, Death, Robbery
Commissioners: B Hussey, Edward Withey
Deposition Transcription:

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Jonas Rushworth of Eniscorthy in the County of Wexford aged 51 yeeres or Thereabouts beinge duely sworne and examined saith, that he Lived in Eniscorthy aforesaid in the yeere 41 in the begininge of the Rebellion in Ireland where diuerse English likewise resided beinge Tennants to Sir Hen: Wallopp Knight and knoweth that about the eight of January in the same yeare one Mr Piers Butler late of Clogh deceased came in Armes in an hostile manner with diverse men in Armes in his company from whence the said Butler banished the said English to the number of thirty or forty persons amongst whom there was one Mr William Swanton Agent who was to Sir Henry Wallopp who after they came to wexford who was drowned with his whole family att the Barr goeinge forth to sea in sight of the said towne This Examinate further saith that the very instant of tyme (the first or second yeere of the warr or Rebellion) that the Earle of Ormond marched by Eniscorthy to beseige Ross the said Butler and mr William Browne of Malranchan with two, or three companies of armed men vnder their commaund burnt the Castell of St Johns neere Eniscorthy beinge <f> the inheritance of the Lo: Lowther: This Examinats cause of knowledge is that he beinge in his owne house in Eniscorthy aforesaid saw the said Companies march through the towne to St Johnes and likewise saw the said Castle on fire. This Examinate further saith that about the 6th of June next ensueinge The said mr Butler came to Eniscorthy with seauen or eight men in Armes of his tennants and servants who vnder pretence to give mr Lacie (who was in great familiarity with him) a visitt, who kept the said Castle for Sir Henry Wallopp, (as then was generally thought) Entered the same with his men, surprised the said Lacie, wounded the man att the grate, and turned them all out, and afterwards possest the same for the Irish: and likewise sath that the said mr Butler was for seuerall yeeres in the begininge of the Rebellion a member of the supreame Councell held for the Irish in Kilkenny; and acted in chiefe as Commander of the County of wexford in the begininge of the Rebellion for seuerall yeeres
{Jonas Rushworth}
Sworne before vs the
5th of January 1653
{Edward} withey B Hussey

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fol. 315v

Jonnas Rusworth
deposiscion in the
behalfe of the Common
wealth against pearce
Butler of Clough

Peirce Buttler of Clough

Deponent Fullname: Jonas Rushworth
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent County of Residence: Wexford
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Hen: Wallopp, Earle of Ormond, Lo: Lowther, Piers Butler, William Browne, William Swanton, mr Lacie
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Rebel, Rebel, Victim, Victim