Deposition of John Robinson

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

Date: 1643-06-27
Identifier: 814189r120


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: King's Co
Deposition Type: Dublin Original
Nature of Deposition: Assault, Killing, Robbery, Stripping, Words
Commissioners: John Sterne, John Watson
Deposition Transcription:

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John Robinson of Bonaterren in the Parrish of Lynally in the territory of ffercall and kinges County yeoman a Brittish protestant sworne & examined sayth That about the later end of November in the yere 1641 the deponent being quietly possessed (as of his owne proper goodes, vizt of xviij Cowes of English breed worth xxxvj li. ster & seven twoe yere olds & five yere old cattle worth in all x li. or thereabouts fforty five english sheepe worth xiij li. or thereabouts three horses worth ix li. or thereabouts alsoe of wheat Malt oats & barly worth x li. ster & of howsholdstuff worth x li. or thereabouts in all amounting to fowrscore and ten powndes or thereabouts was robbed dispoyled & forcibly deprived in this late Rebellion by the vndernamed persons Rebells and their adherents of all the foresaid goodes cattle and corne at or about <A> the Last of November aforesaid by Hughe Mc Art Malloy of Pallis somtyme subsherriff to Art Molloy Esquire Rory ô Colloghan of the great wood dermott duggen of Rathrobbin gentleman Hugh Mulloy of the Pallis and John Coffy of the same and sundry other persons vnknowne to this deponent in regard they surprised and robbed him in the night time and with such a multitude of men women and children aiding and assisting the said rebells as this deponent being in great danger and feare cold not well observe & discover. And further sayth that Bartholemew Moloy sonn of Cosny Moloy of the Culley gentleman and the said Cosny Moloy, Neile Moloy of the Pallis, and his bretheren, Christofer Darcie, Christopher Griffin sonn to James Griffin of the Park gentlemen, Art Moloy sonn to Charles Moloy of Rathleine and the said Charles Moloy Esquires John Leicester sonne of Robert Leicester of kilcormock Esquire John Briscoe nere Tullaghmore and his sonn, Andrew gent ould Captain Tirrell of Cappicarren and his sonns, all theis are in rebellion And sayth that Sir George Harbert and Sir Jasper Harbert did giue vp their armes and munition to the rebells, and that their sonns their servants and tennants and of all the Moloys are in open rebellion from the greatest to the least from 8 & tenn yeres of age both men and women all parts: practising all cruelties to their powers and vsing all vyolence and expressions of hatred to the english nation and the religion by the protestants professed. And that the women of the jrish in all those parts (where this deponent hath beene sheltering himself <for> this half yere by past vp and Downe in the kinges County & Westmeath were as feirce and violent in robbing striping and malicious handling of the English or rather worse then any of the men rebells to their power And he further saith that Owny Maloy of Ballioran gent and his sonns Greeny Maloy neere Balljoran gentleman Alexander Maloy parrish Clark of Balliboy Daniell Moloy sonn to Daniell Maloy late of deryalny Conell oge Molloy of Bonnyterren Cahir Moloy somtyme servant to Sir Georg Harbert gent Garrett McShane Moloy of Ballifarrall and Garret mcCane of Ballinvore are all notorious rebells And s a ith that he heard as Philip Bigoe of Glas [ ] the County of
I desire the clawse concerning Mr Phillip Bigoe & his company to be blotted out Becawse it is not true
Signum predicti [mark] Johannis Robinson

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< [ ] John Sterne> Garnay gent and Master of the Glasswork with such [ french ] of h is followe rs nere [ ] by Charles ô M o loy cheefe rebell and furni shed by him w it h [ ] collected of the Cuntrie { } as of [ ] the Rebells at Galway and the said Bryan did send both [ ] Malte butter and victualls to the rebells campe And sajing that Roberte <TB> Ardaghe of the Citty of Dublin one of the Exchequer Clarks was in the company of the said Art ô Moloy comander of the Rebells about half yer{e} since in the Rebellion and rode vpp and downe the Cuntrie with the said rebell and rebells: and contynued there till his now comeing vpp with the army about Midsomer Last And that Anthony Wasberry and William Ewrin of Tullaghmore are in rebellion And James Robert Morehead sonn of Mr Morehead Clark parish Cler Clark confessed that he did kill his owne brother in lawe And that oneffox sonn & heire of Brasill ffox of kilcoursie is an arch Rebell and he with some sixty Rebells more did burne the howse of the lord Lambert att kilbeggan, & the towne and church of kilbeggan a short space before the comeing of the kinges army thither And that Hughe Geoghagan sonn to Laughlin Geoghagan of the Pallis nere kilbeggan and kedaghe Geoghegan & his other brother are in open rebelljon And saith that Art fferdoragh of kilmonin promissing to protect and convoy this deponent and some other englishe to Croghan: did cawse the deponent and all his company (haveing conveyed them part of the way) to bee pursued and robbed by the rebells his servants being the same persons that were in his company to convoy them to Croghan aforesaid And one Honora Dixon <C> alias [ ] Rawley of kilbeggan haveing a sonn in rebellion (which was hanged by Sir Charles Coote and the army at Phillipstowne) (being there apprehended for Rebellion) she said that her said sonns death should coste many an Englishmans Liffe And demanded of the rebells why the English were suffered to remaine in kilbeggan And that she procured her sonn a serieants place vnder the rebell Edward McLisagh Connor and her husband Art McRawley harbored and received rebells And that his howse was the only Rendevous of the Rebells, and that he the said Art went vp and downe with the said Rebells when they went to do mischeefe and received of the same Rebells stollen cowes horses and sheepe And that Callogh Geoghagan of Dunore Esquire doth supply the irish army of rebells with one hundreth men in armes vnder the comand of Brian oge his nephew with whom is the Lord Lamberts Coullours drum & armes in the said service And saith that men women and children in those parts of the Counties of Meath & the kinges Countie are all equally

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Ingaged in this Rebelljon and exercise (to the vtmost of their power) all vyolence and cruelty and bitternes in speeches and actions towards the Englishe And that all thenglish of those parts were robbed ryfled and miserably tortured & some hanged, as Mris Wasberry in goeing to the Berr and Suzan Baily and many murthered most barbarously: The rebells alledging that what they did was by the kinges leave and lycense And <ff> Cosny Moloy of Culley tould said to this deponent thinck you that wee would attempt this without the kings Comission: And the Rebells rayled at the <*> parliament in England and tearming them and the protestants here rebells traytors puritants saying that they the irish fight for the kinge And the Least child that could speake if he espied an Englishman would crye out and rayle at him and say Ah traitor how darest thou stand here And saith that Henry Ayloff this deponents neighbour at the time of this deponents said robbing was robbed and dispoyled by the Rebells of goods of seuerall sortes to the value of 100 li. or thereabouts as he beleeveth <A> And further saith That as he hath heard one Cutting dick an English protestant being <*> a Turner by trade being destitute of all Livelihood and robbed by the rebells repaired into the woodes of ffercall to one Cosny mcdonnell of the Cully gentleman aforenamed hopeing to be suffered to work with him hee <g> being his old Landlord where he was most cruelly murthered his head slitt, and many woundes in his bodie as he hath heard And the said Cosny being desired that he might be buried denyed it saying he shold never be buried and soe the poore mans corps rotted above ground as he hath heard And Lastly saith that he heard Rosse Geoghagan of Moycashell Esquire say: That the broad seale produced for the Rebelljon of the Irish was counterfeited <hand> by the ffryers
Signum predicti Johannis Robinson [mark]
Jur 27o Junij 1642
John Sterne
Joh Watson

(endorsement on

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Deponent Fullname: John Robinson
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Yeoman
Deponent County of Residence: Kings County
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Hughe Mc Art Malloy, Rory Colloghan, dermott duggen, Hugh Mulloy, John Coffy, Bartholemew Moloy, Cosny Moloy, Neile Moloy, Christofer Darcie, Christopher Griffin, Art Moloy, Charles Moloy, John Leicester, John Briscoe, Andrew *, Capten Tirrell, Owny Maloy, Greeny Maloy, Alexander Maloy, Daniell Moloy, Conell oge Molloy, Cahir Moloy, Garrett McShane Moloy, Garret mcCane, Phillip Bigoe, Charles Maloy, Robert Ardaghe, Anthony Wasberry, William Ewrin, Robert Morehead, * ffox, Hughe Geoghagan, kedaghe Geoghegan, Art fferdoragh, Edward McLisagh Connor, Art McRawley, Callogh Geoghagan, Brian oge *, Cosny mcdonnell, Rosse Geoghagan, Art Molloy, James Griffin, Robert Leicester, George Harbert, Jasper Harbert, Daniell Maloy, Mr Morehead, Brasill ffox, lord Lambert, Laughlin Geoghagan, Honora Dixon, Charles Coote, Mris Wasberry, Suzan Baily, Henry Ayloff, Cutting dick
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim