Examination of William Vinson

Citation: TCD, 1641 Depositions Project, online transcript January 1970
[http://1641.tcd.ie/deposition.php?depID?=827022r025] accessed Monday 25th of September 2017 02:38 PM

Dublin Core

Date: 1654-02-17
Identifier: 827022r025


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Cork
Deposition Type: Commonwealth
Nature of Deposition: Death, Robbery, Words, Confederacy
Commissioners: Francis Wheeler
Deposition Transcription:

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<Kinsale ffebruary 17th 1653> Depositions taken Concerninge Dauid Mallifant of KnockRobine of the Libertyes of Kinsale in the yeare 1641
William Vinson of WatersLand of the Libertye of Kinsale Aged about 35 yeares beinge sworne and Examined saith that hee Liuinge as afforesaid Knew the said Mallifant afforesaid
<1)> That the said Dauid Mallifant Liued as afforsaid in the yeare 41 and did not Remoue into the English Garrisons though hee had opertunity so to doe as well as the English
<2)> That hee did Remoued and went with the Irish partie
<3)> That hee did Contribute Assistants of Victualls to the Eneimy the same yeare
<5)> That hee was att publiqe and priuate meetings with them
<10)> That hee had three Brothers out Viz Sir Phillip William and James which James had Likewise sonnes out Viz James his Eldest sonne since dead William now Liuinge and Garratt
<12)> That the sayd Dauid Mallifant did take or helpe driue away the Cattle of the English Vitz of Mr John Martines Mr Thomas Tho August and John Cookes Leinerd Martine & Tho Martine
The Cause of this deponents knowledge is that when the Rebellion begun hee Liued one the Land of WatersTowne and was there seruant and ouerseer of to Mr William Thomas of his stock there and sent by his said Master to the said Dauid Mallifant to tell him that if hee pleased to Come to Kinsale hee should haue his said Master house to Liue in whereunto the said Mallifant Answered that if hee should leaue his house and Remoue to Kinsale hee must bee forced often to

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Come into the Country to Vissitte his farme and stock which would bringe him into Suspectt that hee Came forth as a spie and soe should haue his throat Cutt and therefore hee thought itt fitt to stay amongst his <Countrimen> and this deponent att that time saw one Captain Sougane A Comander of the Rebells <and also> one Andrew Roch of Kinsale in the said Mallifants house and also obserued greate store of prouisions to bee made for the Entertainments of the Irish partie Sum of which hee saw neere unto th about halfe a Mile from the said Mallifants house att a place Called within the Libertyes of Kinsale SkartAbehoona where the upon this deponent inquiryd of Mallifants what those men were hee Answered they were men Inployed by Barry oge for the safety of the Country and farther saith Not
William [mark] Vinson
Taken before us
ff: Wheeller

(endorsement on

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Deponent Fullname: William Vinson
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Servant
Deponent County of Residence: Cork
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Dauid Mallifant, John Martines, Mr Thomas, Tho August, John Cookes, Leinerd Martine, Tho Martine, Phillip Mallifant, William Thomas, James Mallifant, William Mallifant, Garratt Mallifant, Captain Sougane, Andrew Roch, Barry oge
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Rebel, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel