Examination of William Stafford

Citation: TCD, 1641 Depositions Project, online transcript January 1970
[http://1641.tcd.ie/deposition.php?depID?=819237r278] accessed Monday 25th of September 2017 01:41 PM

Dublin Core

Date: 1654-12-26
Identifier: 819237r278


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Wexford
Deposition Type: Commonwealth
Nature of Deposition: Killing, Robbery, Confederacy
Commissioners: John Walker, Mathew Stothard, Thomas Hart
Deposition Transcription:

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<4> The examinacion of William Stafford of Temon gentleman of age thirty nine yeares or thereabout being duely Sworne and examined by vertue of his oath vpon the seuerall interrogatoryes in the Comission of inquirie in behalfe of the Comonwealth Concerning Robert Haye deceased,
<To the first interro> Saith that the said Robert Haye liued in his owne estate in the County of wexford in the yeare 1641 and to the time of his death which was in the yeere (42) in the Irish quarters and might haue remoued himselfe into the English quarters as some of the <w> protestants his neighbours did and seuerall other English in the said County but not without Danger to lose his estate as he conceiueth
<To the 2nd interro> Hee Cannot depose
<To the third intero> Saith that the said Robert Haye did in the first yeere of the warr and before the 10th of Nouember 1642 Actually Contribute Subscribe to the <x> raising of Men money and other prouission for the Irish as he verily beleiueth
<To the 4th intero> Hee Cannot depose
<To the 5th interro> Hee saith that he beleiueth that the said Robert hay was in the yeare 1642 with the Irish Army at Ballabeg when the lord of Ormond had beseiged Ross and was imployed with prouision for the soldiers <y> of the County of wexford vnder the Comand of generall Presten where the said Robert was Killd his Cause of knowledge is because <he was> he informd his by the friends of the said Robert that loued him well that the said Robert was there slaine

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<To the 6th interro> Hee Cannot depose
<To the 7th interro> He saith that the said Robert did take the <z> oath of associtiation and Subscribed the same
<To the 8th interro> Hee Cannot depose
<To the 9th interro> Saith that the said Robert was of the County councell for the County of Wexford in the first yeare of the warr
<To the 10th interro> Hee Cannot depose
<To the 11th interro> Sayth that Mr Nicholas Codd & Nicholas Roe And Walter Stafford protestants liued neare the <a> said Robert Haye and fled shorte after the warr began.
<To the 12th intero> Saith that the said Robert Haye did in the first yeare of the warr take into his poscession and custodye some of the Corne or other goods of Nicholas Codds out of the poscession of William Codd <b> the Cause of this deponents knowledge is because the said William Complayned to the County councell against the said Robert for taking awaye the said Corne where this deponent was Clarke at the time of the said Complaint and saw & obserued what he hath to this and the former interrogatoryes Deposed.
<To the 13th interro> he Cannot Depose
William Stafford
Sworne and examend before vs this 26th of december 1653
Tho Hart
John Walker
Mathew Stothard

Deponent Fullname: William Stafford
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Gentleman
Deponent County of Residence: Wexford
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Robert Haye, lord of Ormond, generall Preston, Nicholas Codd, William Codd, Nicholas Roe, Walter Stafford
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Confederate, Mentioned, Confederate, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim