Examination of James Peirce

Citation: TCD, 1641 Depositions Project, online transcript January 1970
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Date: 1654-01-25
Identifier: 819224r265


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Wexford
Deposition Type: Commonwealth
Nature of Deposition: Multiple Killing, Confederacy
Commissioners: Ambrose Andrews, Thomas Dancer
Deposition Transcription:

fol. 224r

The examinacion of James Peirce of Ballell gent aged about forty yeares taken vpon oath on the behalfe of the Comonwealth Concerning Mathew Hay of the Hill in the County of wexford gent deceased vpon the Interrogatoryes annexed to the Comission of enquiry
<To the 1st inter> The examinant deposeth and sa{ith} that the said Mathew Hay dwelte at Hill aforesaid in the County of Wexford in the Irish quarters the first yeare of the rebellion & thence forward till he dyed, and did not remooue into the <f> english quarters as his neighbours Walter Stafford Edmond Burdeaux & others nigh inhabitants to the said Mathew did the deponents cause of knowledge is for that the deponent dwelt in the said parish with the said Mathew
<To the 2d interr> Hee cannot depose
<To the 3d interr> Hee deposeth and saith that the deponent being a collector of the Irish leuyes in the first or seacond yeare of the rebellyon (but whether he doth not remember) <g> did receiue the said Mathews porporcion of the said leuyes (amongst others) but what the sumes were the deponent cannot at present remember
<To the 4th interr> The deponent saith that the deponent did see the said Mathew Hay in actuall Armes & his sonne & heyre William Hay amongst the Irish in Armes at the fight of <h> Ballibegg neere Rosse in the seacond yeare of the warre, where many of the english armie vnder the Comand of the Lord of Ormond were slayne
<To the 5th inter> The deponent saith that he hath seen the said Mathew in actuall armes among the Irish at the fight their meetings on the bankes of Kilrane, in the seacond or third yeare of the warre, in order to oppose the <I> english landing out of their shipp then riding at an Anchor in Greenore bay & that the deponent hath likewise seen the said Mathew at seauerall publicque meetings [o] of the Countrey as well the first yeare as since since at the Crosse of Killinicke
<To the 6th 7th & 8th Interr> Hee Cannot depose
<Mathew Hay of Hill>

fol. 224v

<To the 9th inter> The deponent saith that the said Mathew was a collector of some of the Irish cesses in the time of the rebellion <k> the time certaine he Cannot remember but Conceiueth it to be in the first or seacond yeare of the said rebellion, His cause of knowledge is for that the deponent being an Inhabitant in the peere of Kilscowran did paye his proporcion of the said leuy to the said Mathew
<To the 10th inter> The deponent saith that the said Mathew his eldest sonne & heire william Hay was in actuall armes with and among the Irish at the said fight of Ballibegg <l> against the english, at which time the said William was killed the deponents cause of knowledge is for that he was present at the said fight and did see the said Mathew william then & there present & in armes at which fight the said Mathew was in armes as aforesaid
<To the 11th inter> Hee Cannot depose
<To the 12th & 13th> The examinant cannot further depose other then what he hath deliuered In his pre in his deposicion vpon the <m> fourth interrogatory and further saith not &c
James Pres
Sworne before vs the 25th of January 1653
T Dancer
Ambrose Andrewes

Deponent Fullname: James Peirce
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Gentleman
Deponent County of Residence: Wexford
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Mathew Hay, William Hay, Lord of Ormond, Walter Stafford, Edmond Burdeaux
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Confederate, Confederate, Mentioned, Victim, Victim