Deposition of Thomas Richardson

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

Date: 1642-06-13
Identifier: 837012r010


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Down
Deposition Type: Dublin Original
Nature of Deposition: Death, Robbery, Stripping, Words
Commissioners: John Sterne, William Hitchcock
Deposition Transcription:

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Thomas Richardson late of Newry in the Countie of Downe Saylor & an English protestant sworn & examined sayth That since the begining of the present rebellion and by me vizt about the xxvjth of October September Last in the yere 1641 this deponent by the rebells hereafter mencioned was expelled from & dispoyled of his howses and farmes in Newry aforesaid to his damage of xxx li., and was by the same Rebells then robbd of x li. in ready mony of beastes and cattle worth xvij li. x s. Of a fishing boate and nettes worth xxxj li. In howshold goodes & barreld fish worth lxiij li. In all one hundreth fiftie one powndes x s. And further saith that the parties that soe expelled robbd and dispoyled him and that otherwise either are or were in actuall Rebellion actors <a> in the present Rebellion are theis vizt Sir Con Magenis of Newcastle in the County of downe Colonell Daniell oge Magenis Esquire of Glascoe in the said County his brother Lieutenant Collonell Edmund mc Brian oge Magennis of Ivagh gent & Captain Patrick mc Owney of Killowin gen Michaell Garvie of the Newry gent subsherriff of the County aforesaid and since by the rebells made provost of the Newrie (whoe promissed the Irish in that towne that none should rule trouble or comand them but Sir Con Magenis) A James Velden of the Newry gent Captain of the Rebells whoe said that the Protestantes

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were all blynd ffor that for thowsandes of yeres the papistes religion (which was a true [ ] hadd contynued And that it was then in their (the papistes) power to bring the protestantes to god, but they meaneing the papistes) durst not trust them: and that the papistes wold take Tredarth and Dublin and then establish a Lawe) & that theis parties following <b> were alsoe in the presente Rebellion vizt Andrew White of the Newry aforesaid gent John Bath of the Newry Whoe was purveyor for the rebells & the man that rebelliously tooke and carried away Sir Arthur Hills cowes) Rowland White of the Newry aforesaid gent Patrick Derry of the Newry gent Charles dowdall of Newtowne in the parrish of Carlingford gent Patrick dardishe of Bollagan gen Christopher White of Mulloghtan gent Raph Booth of the towne of Carlingford Merchant Patrick Merriman of Carlingford <c> aforesaid gent a rich freeholder John White fitz Nicholas of Carlingford a Searcher for the Customes there Phelemy mc Hugh Baldie In the the parrishe of Kilkeele gen Patrick Mother ô Hogan in the same parrishe somtyme Bajliff to that valiant & loyall subiect Sir Arthur Terringham knighte slaine in his Maiesties service Robert Crely of the Newry Chapman Turlogh Hanlon of the Newry aforesaid a Captain of the rebells: Henry oge ô Murphy of [ Cor nomuck ba ne] in the parrish of Carlingford gen George Murphy of Carrickbane gen Henry oge ô Murphy of the Grange gent Henry oge Atheggan of the grange aforesaid gent Thomas White of the Newry gen Nicholas White of the Newrie his brother (brought vp by the said

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Arthur Tirringham but proveing a most perfidious and false man to that his good Maister & the the protestantes <d> in the tyme of this wicked rebellion) Henry mc ô Nalin of the Newry chapman James Clenton chapman Henry Clenton his brother Greogory Clenton chapman all of the Newry: Peter St Lawrence heretofore trooper to that true & valiant Captain St John of Baltimore but now a most notorious and wicked traytor Thomas drumgoole of the Newry by whose mischeivous intelligence the many of the protestantes had like to have beene slaine but & the lord Cromwells howse had lik to haue beene betrayd: Patrick ffleming of the Newry aforesaid gen Christopher Garvy of the same Chapman Walter Ch Crely of the same Chapman & divers others whose names this deponent will as soone as he can discover And <e> further sayth that after this deponent was pillaged and robbd of his goodes and after that t his depo nent he & his wife & had gathered or [ ] regained some poore clothes (as other poore English had done,) the rebells made a proclamacion for all English to depart or be suffer perpetuall imprisonment or death Wherevpon the deponent and his wife & 5 smalle children goeing away were stript of all their clothes and left the meanes left and flying away for safftie naked in the frost one poore daughter of his seeing him & his mother greeve for their generall misery s In way of comforting said she was not cold nor would crye although presently after as this deponent is verely perswaded she died by that Cold & wante: & the first night this deponent & his wife creepeing for shelter into a poore crate were glad gladd to glad to ly vpon their children to keepe in them heate and save them alive
signum predici Tho: Richardson
Jur 13o Juny 1642
John Sterne
Will: Hitckcocke

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Tho: Richardson Jur 13o
Juny 1642
Cert fact non solidus
Intr hand w

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Deponent Fullname: Thomas Richardson
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Seaman
Deponent County of Residence: Down
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Con Magenis, Daniell oge Magenis, Edmund mc Brian oge Magennis, Patrick mc Owney, Michaell Garvie, James Velden, Andrew White, John Bath, Rowland White, Patrick Derry, Charles dowdall, Patrick dardishe, Christopher White, Raph Booth, Patrick Merriman, John White fitz Nicholas, Phelemy mc Hugh Baldie, Patrick Mother , Robert Crely, Turlogh Hanlon, Henry oge , George Murphy, Henry oge , Henry oge Atheggan, Thomas White, Nicholas White, Henry mc , James Clenton, Henry Clenton, Greogory Clenton, Peter St Lawrence, Patrick ffleming, Christopher Garvy, Walter Crely, Captain St John, lord Cromwell, Arthur Hill, Arthur Tirringham
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Mentioned, Mentioned, Victim, Mentioned