Deposition of William Milnes

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

Date: 1642-02-23
Identifier: 815146r232


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Queen's Co
Deposition Type: Dublin Original
Nature of Deposition: Robbery
Commissioners: Henry Brereton, John Sterne
Deposition Transcription:

fol. 146r

William Milnes In July last 1641 of Dowlough in the parrish of Lea in the Queenes County gent sworne and examined saith That in the month of July last and in November 1641 of Moun tme lick in the parrish of Rossa nellis in the said County gent aged 34 yeres or thereabouts, being duely sworne saith, That vpon the second of July 1641 at Night the said said deponent was robbed and dispoyled at Dowlough aforesaid, by the dempsies, in Money 91 li., and in plate, Lynen, New stuffe, & cloth & other goods to the value of 159 li. all amounting to 250 li., for the which fact there are bound over to answere at the assizes at Mariborrough, in the said Countye, one Nicholas Dempsie, & Mortogh Dempsie, Edmund McTybbott Dempsie, John McBryen Dempsie, John Mcffrancis Dempsie, and Teig McLewes, all or most of the Barony of Clanmaleroe: Moreover this deponent payd vnto his landlord Mr R as a fine or Incombe at his entrance on his said farme of Dowlough about May 1641 the some of 20 li. & suddenly after or in ymprovements thereon 20 li. more, Soe this Deponents Losses sustained at Dowlough aforesaid amounts vnto 290 li. sterling which by reason of this late Insurreccion, is as yet not recouerable
Moreover this deponent Lost at Mountmelick abovesaid when the Insurrection was there, in Stock of Cattle (the most parte of which stock was taken away by the dempsies as they were driving out of Mountmelick aforesaid towards Dublin) the value of 75 li. sterling, in grasse and hay paid Mr Sterne for 12 li. sterling, in houshould goods lefte in my this deponents house at Mountmelick 25 li. sterling, And in bonds, bills & other specialltyes, 370 li. 6 s. sterling, This Robbery on my house at Mountmelick aforesaid, was comitted on Monday the 29th <A> of Nouember 1641 at Night, by one John McWilliam: of Ca ppagarragh & his brother , Laghlin oge and Teig McPatrick, & Patrick oge, the brothers of one Bryen mcPatrick a freeholder there by and a sonne of the said Bryen McPatrick vizt John McBryen all of the parish of Rossen all i s in with Many others in the said count y as by the deposicions of John Winsmore & Thomas Wilson glouer, who were there (this deponent being absent) will appeare: The whole sume Last aboue mencioned to be lost at Mountmelick amounts vnto the Summe of 482 li. 6 s. sterling
ffurther this deponent saith that he lefte in the hands of his good friend John Phillips of Mariborrough in trust 34 li. 12 s. sterling in redy money with some other goods, Allsoe put within the forte 3 Truncks & chests

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8. Queens County
William Mills 23 ffebr 1641

Deponent Fullname: William Milnes
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Gentleman
Deponent County of Residence: Queens County
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: the dempsies, Nicholas Dempsie, Mortogh Dempsie, Edmund McTybbott Dempsie, John McBryen Dempsie, John Mcffrancis Dempsie, Teig McLewes, John McWilliam, Laghlin oge, Teig McPatrick, Patrick oge, Bryen mcPatrick, John McBryen, John Phillips, Thomas Dade, John Winsmore, Thomas Wilson
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned