Examination of James Peirce

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

Date: 1654-01-25
Identifier: 819225r266


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

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

fol. 225r

The examinacion of James Peirce of Ballell gent aged about fortie yeares taken vpon oath on the behalfe of the Comonwealth Concerning James Hay of the [ ] sladd in the County of wexford gent deceased
<To the 1st inter> The examinant deposeth and saith that the said James Hay dwelt at sladd in the said County in the Irish quarters the first yeare & of the rebellyon & thence forward till he dyed and did not thence remooue into the english quarters as <n> he might haue done as well as the english & protestan{ts} dwelling neere him the said James Hay, the deponents cause of knowledge is for that the deponent was acquainted with the said James Hay & dwelt neere him
<To the 2d inter> Hee cannot depose
<To the 3d inter> The deponent saith that deponent being a collector of the publicq{ue} leuyes in the peere of Kilscowran for maintenanc{e} of the Irish armie, the deponent receiued of the said Jame{s} <o> Hay his the said Hayes proporcion of the said Leuyes in the first or seacond yeare of the rebellyon, but whether first or seacond yeare he Cannot rememb{er}
<To the 4th interr> The deponent saith that the said James was in actuall Armes amongst the Irish at the fight of Ballibeg{g} neere Rosse, where many of the english vnder {the} <p> Comand of the Lord of Ormond were slayne the deponents Cause of knowledge is for that the deponent was at B a Ballibegg at the time aforesaid and did then & there s{ee} the said James Haie in Armes the said James hauing noe Coman{d}
<To the 5th interr> The examinant deposeth that he hath seen the sai{d} James Hay in Armes among the people of the Countrey congregated on the bankes of Kilrane <q> in order to obstruct the english landing out of their ships in Greenore bay, which the deponent concei{ueth} to bee about the seacond or third yeare of the wa{rr} & the deponent saith that he did see the said James Hay at seauerall publicque meetings of the Irish at the crosse of Killinicke as well the first yeare {as} since
<To the 6th> Hee Cannot depose
<{James Hay of Slade}>

fol. 225v

<To the 7th inter> The deponent saith that he is Confident that the said James Hay did take the oath of associacion & to the best <r> of the deponents remembrance he the deponent was present when the said James did take the said oath
<To the 8th inter> Hee Cannot depose &c
<To 9th interr> The deponent saith that the said James Hay was a Collector of the Irish leuyes in the peere of Kilscowran but the yeare the deponent cannot remember, the deponents <s> cause of knowledge is for that the said James Hay in the time that he was Collector receiued money from this examinant
<To the 10th inter> The deponent saith that the said James Hay had a brother by name Adam Hay a preist, which said Adam had <t> recourse vnto & releife from his said brother to which this deponent was a witnes
<To the 11: 12: & 13> Hee Cannot depose and further saith not &c
James Pres
Sworne before vs the 25th of January 1653
T Dancer
Am: Andrewes


Deponent Fullname: James Peirce
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Gentleman
Deponent County of Residence: Wexford
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: James Hay, Adam Hay, Lord of Ormond
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Confederate, Confederate, Mentioned