Deposition of Henrie Perkins

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

Date: 1645-07-17
Identifier: 816237r149


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Meath
Deposition Type: Dublin Original
Nature of Deposition: Arson, Death, Robbery, Words, Succour
Commissioners: Henry Brereton, Henry Jones
Deposition Transcription:

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Henrie Perkins late of Athboy in the Countie of Meath gentleman sworne and examined said deposeth and saith That on or about the xxvijth day of October 1641 C aptain Betaghe second sonn to Mr Beataghe of Menaltie, in the same <a> County Esquire & Thomas Plunckett of Girley in the same County gent, then twoe Captains of Rebells & risen vpp in Armes, came in hostile and Rebellious manner with their rehe souldjers in number about 100 loose wandering Roagues, to the towne of Athboy aforesaid And then and there by force and vyolence tooke from and robbed this deponent of a pistoll a Rapier and a birding peece worth iiij li. and from this deponents kynsman Mr Charles Perkins they then and there in the same towne forceibly alsoe tooke away from him one great muskett one Long fowling peece three pistolls twoe halberts & 6 spanish pykes being all the Armes they had And they then and there alsoe forceiby tooke from this deponent and his said kinsman some other of their goods the particulers whereof he hath forgotten: And further saith that at seuerall tymes within a month then next following the Rebellious Captains aforenamed & their lewd souldjers whose names the deponent knoweth not, & <B> alsoe one Christopher Cusack of Warrtowne in the same County gent an other Rebellious Captain Jozelin Nangle of Kildokie in the same County gent another Rebellious Captain, Edward Scurlock of the ffraine in the same County Esquire another Rebellious Captain, & a great number of their souldiers whose names this deponent cannott expresse forceibly robbed and deprived this deponent of all his howsholdgoods Corne Cattle & other thinges at Athboy aforesaid worth 40 li. sterling, And within the time aforesaid this deponent was deprived & robbed of cattle Corne & other thinges at Lyzard in the County of Longford worth x li. more And saith that within a month or six weeks after the Rebellion first began the Captains before named & others whose names he hath now forgotten with their souldjers & wicked partakers did

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forceibly robb and dispoile of all their goods that they could light on within the seuerall said Countyes of Meath and Longford theis protestants following vizt Sir Thomas Carey of Portleister knighte the said Charles Perkins this deponents kinsman before named Mr William Smith of Athboy minister, Captain William Cadogan the and divers others, which Robberies were Comitted a good while before the northeren Rebells came into that County. And further saith that after that this deponent and the rest of the protestants were soe robbed of their goods this deponent and his said kinsman & their familyes were soe restrained of liberty that they durst not bee seene to goe abroad, And (as was afterwards confessed) a plott was Layd amongst one James Talbott of Athboy since deceased (a malicious papist) Richard Newgent of Athboy aforesaid merchant <C> Robert Lalor of the same merchant Edmund ffitzsimmons of the same merchant John Barnwell of the same gentleman & others whose names he hath now forgott to the number of xvjn persons in all of that towne for the suddeine takeing away of the lives of this deponent & his said kinsman and their families And the same without doubt as this deponent is verely perswaded) had been putt in execucion but that it was not only prevented but discouered by one Peter Tirrell & Valentyne Browne merchants, which twoe men not only then by the mercy & providence of god saved their Liues but often releeved them secretly: for seuerall months vntill it pleased god to send thi ther the honorable Colonell Sir Charles Coote knight deceased & Sir Richard Greenfeild knight & Colonell Gibson to Trim: Whoe repelling the Rebells there this deponent and his kinsman escaped & fled to them in the night Leaving their familyes to the mercy of the Rebells, whoe the very next day burned all the howses in that towne of Athboy saving one or twoe, & soe fled away: And then the said Sir Richard Greenfeild & Colonell Gibson & their Regiments comeing thither brought off the said familyes of this deponent and his said kinsman soe as they alsoe escaped with their Liues
[ Hen: ] Perkins
Jur 17o Julij 1645
Hen: Jones
Hen: Brereton

Deponent Fullname: Henrie Perkins
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Gentleman
Deponent County of Residence: Meath
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: * Betaghe, Thomas Plunckett, Christopher Cusack, Jozelin Nangle, Edward Scurlock, James Talbott, Richard Newgent, Robert Lalor, Edmund ffitzsimmons, John Barnwell, Charles Perkins, Thomas Carey, William Smith, William Cadogan, Peter Tirrell, Valentyne Browne, Charles Coote, Richard Greenfeild, Colonell Gibson
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Succour, Succour, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned