Deposition of James Pennicouk

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

Date: 1643-05-09
Identifier: 816230r144


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Meath
Deposition Type: Dublin Original
Nature of Deposition: Multiple Killing, Robbery, Words
Commissioners: Henry Brereton, John Watson, William Aldrich
Deposition Transcription:

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James Pennicouk of Downapatrick in the County of Meath gent sworne and examined deposeth and saith That since the begining of the present Rebellion, and by meanes thereof vizt about the viijth day of November 1641 Hee was at Downapatrick aforesaid deprived, robbed, or otherwise dispojled of his meanes goods & chattells consisting of Cattle Corne howsholdstuff ready monies due debts proffitts & benefits of Leases and other thinges In all of the value & to his present losse of twoe hundreth and fifty pownds ster By the Rebell souldjers or followers of Tho: Fleemeing of Carbroughe in the Countie of Cavan father in law to the Lord Maguire: vizt
<a> Patrick Com ffleeming of Carbrough aforesaid servant and souldier to the said Tho: Fleemeing & divers others whose names he cannott expresse: And further saith That many of the Rebells (after this deponent was robbed) tould him, that if hee offered to escape from the place where hee was, they would kill him which putt him into such feare: That the apprehension thereof & his remote & dangerous habitacion Cawsed him this Deponent to stay amongst them above 6 months & in deed vntill the tyme that Sir Richard Greenfeild knighte & his souldjers brought him away: But during before the time that this deponent (soe vnwillingly stayd amongst them sai d Rebells) hee observed and sawe Captaine Edward Betagh <B> sonn to Mr Beataghe of Menaltie in the Countie of Meath when he brought his Rebellious souldjers that Robbed & deprived one Mr William Richard Ball of Skellistonn in the said County of Meath, this deponents neere neighbour of all his goods at Skelliston which Robbery was comitted about the xxvth of October 1641 And the said Captain Beataghess souldjers <c> in his the said Captaine Beataghes presence alsoe att that tyme robbed one Mr Palmes of ffianstowne in the

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said Countie of Meath Esquire, a Protestant Justice of the Peace, of his goodes: & Mr Aldersey of Mawdlins Esq gent: Mr Alexander the Lawyere & divers other Protestants thereabouts which Rebells Captaine Beatagh was were accompanied and assisted by Captaine John <B> Dowdall ofnere Crossekill & many of the McBrjans & others whose names the deponent knoweth not: And further saith there went with, amongst, & as assistants to other Rebells to the seidge of Tredarth theis Rebells following Alexander Plunckett of Gibstowne in the County of Meath gent Art McSherry of this same yeoman (whoe killd twoe protestants as they came to look for provition out of Tredarth depending the said seidge) Nichalas fflouddy of Downapatrick aforesaid gent (whoe said an Englishmans skinn was soe hard, that a lance would scarsly pearce <E> it: Hugh fflouddy brother to the said Nicholas Captaine Mabb of Mabstowne in the County of Meath a notorious Rebell Captain Walter Cruse late servant to Mr Cruse Cusake whoe was imployed at Dublin in the Comission for defective titles) And twoe of the sonns of the said Captain Tho: ffleeming of Carbrough whose Christen names this deponent cannott call to mynd, and one of the sonns of Mr Plunckett of Castlekerrin: And further saith that theis persons hereafter named sent troopers to assist the Rebells vpp & downe the Cuntrie vizt James White of Clankill in the said County of Meath Esquire sent out one Stephen White his Servant <ff> Oliver Luttrell of Tankardstowne Esquire sent out Tho: Plunkett his servant Mr Edwards of Randleston in the same County sent out one of his sonns to be a trooper Chr ist ofer Pl unckett of Ratoth gentleman sent out one trooper & Michaell Plunckett of Tilton in the said County of Meath, sent out his man John Herris as a trooper: And further saith that one Mris Heglin & her daughter whoe was married to one Mr West: were both together with twoe young children of the said Mris Wests most barbarously murthered in the towne of Wilkinstowne in the said County of Meath by an ould irish Rebell in the presence of 2 yong villanous Rebells whoe were sent thither to doe the deed (but fayled in power) by And that those wicked Rebells were sent to doe that deed bloudie act by one Edward Tallon of Wilkinstowne aforesaid her late husbands father, And further saith That the wiffe of one

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Robert Robin (an English protestant) was nere Sir William Hills howse, murthered by one of the Rebell souldjers of Captaine Plunkett about the first of May 1642 when she was great with child: The Rebell most barbarously slitteing her belly with a skeane In revendg that her husband: (whom hee came to murther; had wounded one of his fellowes: & yet escaped from them: And this deponent further saith. That theis parties hereafter named doe now or lately of this deponents knowledge did carry armes partake with & assist the other Rebells in this present Rebellion in the spojleing and distroying of the protestants which Rebells are thus named vizt James Cusack sonn to Mr Cusack <G> of Rahallin in the County of Meath: ffrancis Hill sonn to Sir William Hill knight Captaine William Drake of Drakes=towne MrCusack of Gerristowne provost Marshall to the Rebells: Sir Richard Barnwell of Crickstown knighte & Barronet: Captain Gellis & Nicholas Ash 2 notorious Rebells: & three of the sonns of Robert Nangle ofnere the Skreene all of the County of Meath: And Captain Edwards the eldest sonn of Mr Edwards of Randlestowne Captain Brinigham [ ] Mr Betagh of Menalty the father & Patrick Betagh his eldest sonn both of the County of Meath John Be tagh of Walterstown John Betagh of Cnoglasse a purveyor for the Rebells Tho: Teelen of Mulloghaghe gent. The eldest sonn of the said Oliver Luttrell Tho: Plunkett of Wilkinstonn John Tallen of ffleshistonn: Mr Begg of ffleshistowne, ould <g> Mabb of Mabbsenntry Es gent, Mr Dowdall of Bellumby nere the Navan Esquire [ ] Captain James Jans sonn of Alderman Jans of the Cittie of Dublin: Nicholas White of Clinkell brother to the said James White And that John Hamilton servant to James ffleemeing of Stackellin robbed the Lord Bishop of Meath of his Cowes & sheepe
<{Mr} W: Mr {Ald} Mr {B}>
James Penycouike
Jur 9o Maij 1643
Joh Watson
Will: Aldrich
Hen: Brereton

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Meath James P{ennicouk}
Jur 9o May 1643
Int w
hand w Meath
8: no


Deponent Fullname: James Pennicouk
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Gentleman
Deponent County of Residence: Meath
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Tho: Fleemeing, Lord Maguire, Patrick Com ffleeming, Edward Betagh, Richard Greenfeild, Richard Ball, Mr Palmes, Mr Aldersey, Mr Alexander, John Dowdall, * McBrjans, Alexander Plunckett, Art McSherry, Nichalas fflouddy, Hugh fflouddy, Captaine Mabb, Walter Cruse, James White, Stephen White, Oliver Luttrell, Tho: Plunkett, Mr Edwards, Christofer Plunckett, Michaell Plunckett, John Herris, Edward Tallon, Mr Cusake, Mr Plunckett, Tho: ffleeming, Mris Heglin, Mr West, Mris West, Robert Robin, James Cusack, ffrancis Hill, William Drake, Mr Cusack, Richard Barnwell, Captain Gellis, Nicholas Ash, Capten Edwards, Captain Brinigham, Mr Betagh, Patrick Betagh, John *, John Betagh, Tho: Teelen, Tho: Plunkett, John Tallen, Mr Begg, * Mabb, Mr Dowdall, James Jans, Nicholas White, John Hamilton, William Hill, Robert Nangle, Mr Edwards, Oliver Luttrell, Alderman Jans, James White, James ffleemeing, Lord Bishop of Meath
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Mentioned, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Victim