Deposition of Thomas Walker

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

Date: 1642-06-02
Identifier: 835228r257


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Fermanagh
Deposition Type: Dublin Original
Nature of Deposition: Captivity, Multiple Killing, Robbery, Stripping, Words
Commissioners: Henry Brereton, Randall Adams
Deposition Transcription:

fol. 228r

Thomas Walker of Bunn in the parish of Drummully Barrony of Coole and County of ffermanagh yeoman: Aged fforty six yeares or thereabouts being duely sworne deposeth that he was Robed & dispoyled of all his goods att Bunn aforesaid the three & twentieth day of October last about two houres within night being of the seuerall vallues followeing, in Corne worth sixteene pounds, in hay worth fforty shilings in Cattle worth twenty six pounds, in household goods, provition for the house and other goods worth tenn pounds, one lease of halfe the tate of land [ ] of Bunn aforesaid being part & parsell of the Mannor of Castle Br insley al ias Castlecoole for twenty Eight yeares from the first day of May last att & vnder the Annuall or yearely rent of ffifty seaven shilings, worth ffifty pounds x li per annum w h ereof one yeres proffitt is already lost in all Amounting to the somme of One hundreth and ffower pounds threescore & ffowre poundes besides the future proffittes from hence forth untill a peace be setled <a> By Thomas Magwire of Killelahard in the said parish gent: Nicholas Brady of the same yeoman: & diuerse other Irish Rebells to the Number of threescore or thereabouts being of the Company of Captaine Rory Magwire, And further deposeth that he heard by Patrick mc Donaghue late servant to Robert Walker this deponents brother, that one Patrick mc Donaghue of Cornebrean in the said parish & Cozen to the said late servant of Robert Walker did with a Rapier Murther Richard Walker Butler & a Child that he carryed vpon his back the said Butler being Milner to Charles Waterhouse of Castlewaterhouse Esquire att his Mylne within the proporcion of Deriana, And that he this deponent his wife and ffower Children were all stript in the way betwixt the Bull and Virginia in the County of Cavan the third day of November last past & left naked By some of the Rebells of the Company of Phillip mc Hugh mc Shane รด Rely Esquire there names he knoweth not And this deponent desireing them rather to take away his life then vse him soe, they said they they would not medle with his life But there were tenn thousand vpon Dublin Greene that wold doe it And further saith that
<some after som Rebells publiquely sayd they hoped to make the lord maguire their king & that they were sure he had taken Dublin Castle or els their case were worse then the English. And when this deponent & the rest of the English prisoners desired the Rebells rather to kill them as they did others then to keepe them in that misey they answered that the lord Maguire had tenn thowsand men on Dublin greene, hee wold either kill the deponent & the rest of the English protestantes or drive them into the sea or to that effect]>
The marke of [mark] Tho: Walker
Jurat Juny 2o 1642 coram
Hen: Brereton
Randall Adams

fol. 228v

Tho: Walker Jur 2o Juny
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Deponent Fullname: Thomas Walker
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Yeoman
Deponent County of Residence: Fermanagh
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Thomas Magwire, Nicholas Brady, Rory Magwire, Patrick mc Donaghue, Phillip mc Hugh mc Shane , lord Maguire, Robert Walker, Charles Waterhouse, Richard Butler
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Mentioned, Mentioned, Victim