Deposition of Phillipp Hopkins

Collection: Bysse Depositions

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

Date: 1643-03-17
Identifier: 829232r153


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Clare & Limerick
Deposition Type: Bysse
Nature of Deposition: Captivity, Multiple Killing, Robbery
Commissioners: Philip Bisse, Richard Williamson
Deposition Transcription:

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<symbol> Phillipp Hopkins late of the Towne & parish of Kilbolane in the Barony of and within <in> the County of lymerick yeoman duely sworne and examined before vs by vertue of a Comission vnder the broade seale of this kingdome (beareing date &c concerneing the losses robberies & Spoiles since this rebellion comitted vpon the brittish and protestants within the Province of Munster &c as alsoe diuers other particulars by the said Comission to be enquired after tending to the discouery of this present re bellion in Ireland deposeth and saith
That aboute the the 25th day of December 1641 or therabouts three score persons men women & children English & protestants or therabouts being expelled from their respectiue habitations betooke themselues for their safeguard vnto the Castle of Rathgogin in the said County who then & there were besiedged in the said Castle by Edy Lacy of Brury in the said County gentleman & John Supple of Creggane in the said County gentleman and their forces whoe kepte siedge to the same from time to time till aboute the first of Aprill followeing dureing which siedge (among other acts of hostility comitted by the said parties and their forces against the English and especially aboute the time last mencioned the vndernamed persons were cruelly murthered or caused to be murthered & hanged by the said parties in maner following vzt Aboute the begining of the siedge aforesaid Twenty persons men woemen and children liueing in a stone house neer the Castle of Rathgogin aforesaid was were at or neere the time aboue last mencioned assaulted by the said parties & their said forces aboute one a clock at night & whoe then & there first killed John Mertin & apprehended John Atkins of Ballyngary in the said County merchant John Hall of Newtowne in the County of Cork malster Hugh dare

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of Broghall in the said County yeoman & were all nexte day hanged neere Rathgogin aforesaid . likewise aboute the same time time Robert Pyercy of Rathgogin in the said County yeoman was murthered by the said Supples <B> forces and the mother of the said Robert Piercy called Mary Piercy was then & there cruelly murthered or caused to be murthered by the privity consent or direction of the said parties & further he deposeth not
phillip hopkins
Jurat coram nobis
17o Marty 1642
Phil: Bisse
Ric: Williamson

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Phillipp Hopkins
deposition Limrick


Deponent Fullname: Phillipp Hopkins
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Yeoman
Deponent County of Residence: Limerick
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Edy Lacy, John Supple, John Mertin, John Atkins, John Hall, Hugh dare, Robert Pyercy, Mary Piercy
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Rebel, Rebel, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim