Deposition of Anthony Wright

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

Date: 1643-08-18
Identifier: 815369r421


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Queen's Co
Deposition Type: Dublin Original
Nature of Deposition: Robbery, Stripping
Commissioners: Edward Piggott, Henry Jones
Deposition Transcription:

fol. 369r

Anthony Wright of Boelytowne in the Queens County yeoman sworne and examined saith That since the begining of the present Rebellion This deponent & Ann Wa rre his wiffe were & have beene deprived, robbed, or otherwise dispojled of their goodes & chattells consisting of Corne, Cattle, mony howsehold stuffe the proffitts and benefite of their farmes specialities apparrell & other thinges worth five hundred and twenty powndes by & by the meanes of Brian Dempsie of Knockarda Curragh in the Queens County aforesaid Sir Morgan Cavenagh knight & the Erle of Castlehavan, the grand Rebells and their Complicees souldjers and partakers which were very many & the deponent not able to expresse their names And sayth alsoe that the Erle of Castlehaven and his souldjers on Munday was sevenight last (after a sharpe seidge by them manteined against the Castle of Ballylynan) inforced the beseidged to surrender vpp the said Castle into their handes: & yet not vntill that those Rebells hadd discharged their greate ordinance against it about threescore and three tymes, and hadd shott the walls through and throughe, & yet (which was most miraculous, none of the beseeged were shott nor at all nor hurt that he knoweth of saveing one man that was shott, and a boy which was a little hurt by the falle of a slatestone: A But this deponent and the rest which had defended the Castle: which consisted of about 100 men and about 400 women and children: were first brought to that extremity that they hadd spent all their drinck & all the water in the well & then squeezed the Clay and mudd to presse out puddle water, which they meere thirst inforced them to drinck But whenas they could endure noe longer their extreame thirst they were forced to stoope to that want, & soe vpon surrendred the Castle & left it to the Rebells When and where all those that were beseiged were stripped of their clothes and armes & of all the goodes they hadd saveing some poore clothes vpon their backs: And then this deponent and his wiffe had taken from them, by the Rebells, (amongst the rest of their owne goodes) one silver bowle or challice & a surplesse belonging to the Church of Rathaspick : which then they had in custody
Signum predicti [mark] Anthonij Wright
<Jur 18o Augustj 1643
Hen: Jones
Edw: Piggott>

fol. 369v


Queens County
Anthony Wrighte Jur
18o Augusti 1643
Intw hand


Deponent Fullname: Anthony Wright
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Yeoman
Deponent County of Residence: Queens County
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Ann Wright, Morgan Cavenagh, Erle of Castlehavan, Brian Dempsie
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Victim, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel