Examination of Joseph Hampton

Citation: TCD, 1641 Depositions Project, online transcript January 1970
[http://1641.tcd.ie/deposition.php?depID?=830259r178] accessed Monday 25th of September 2017 10:48 AM

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Date: 1653-10-31
Identifier: 830259r178


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Galway & Roscommon
Deposition Type: Commonwealth
Nature of Deposition: Apostacy, Words
Commissioners: Thomas Richardson
Deposition Transcription:

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In december 1641 Sir Robucke lynch of galwaye Knight and Barronet sent for me from Clonnbow vnto his Castle of Dumgriffith <A> whoe was then and there present with him the titulare Archbishoppe of Tuame Keely and Sir Valentine Blake, who striued to induse me to doe as they did and they would enter 3000 li. bonds that I should liue quietlie in my Castle of Clonnbowe and loose none of my goods but for euerie groats worth I lost they would make good three grots in lewe thereof which I vtterlie refuseinge them after dinner Sir Robucke told me that they were to goe to Curffin to a meeteinge there that noe En English mans goods should be taken awaye which I heareing desired to wayte vppon them hither but by the waye Sir Robucke lynch falling into some conferrence with me and told me that most of there trafficke for 2 or 3 yeares was to gett Arms and Ammunition and there was none come at that time but they looked for it dayelie, and comeinge to Curffin all there busienes was priuate betweene themselues and the Countrie but after that meeteing it proued Contrarie to there speeches for they tooke all the English mens goods they could finde a weeke after they invited me agayne to dinner to the Castle of <B> Dumgriffith where was Sir Robucke Lynch Sir Valentine Blake and the titulare Archbishop of Tuame, who vsed manie perswations, to doe as they did: promiseinge me 3000 li. bonds to assure my goods and that I should enioye my goods Castle & lands which I refuseinge tooke my leaue the weeke followeinge they sent for me agayne to dynner where the same Companie were mett together. vrgeinge me with all the perswations they could to doe as they did, I answered I must goe to Masse with you then I wherevnto aunswered the Archbishop your Kinge and all England will goe to Masse and soe must you if you goe to England itself indeed Mr Hampton it is my loue to you because you haue the loue of the whole Countrie I had rather winne you then your Archbishoppe himself wherevppon I replied I Humblie thanke your Lordship for your loue but my lord I haue eight children

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and before anie Child I Haue shall saye there father renounnced the fayth and religion he brought vp them in I will dye a thousand deathes and therefore I Humblie intreate your Lordshippe nether to trouble your selfe nor me anie more for that is my constant resolution vppon which they all departed <C> towards galwaye and I wayteinge on them as farr as Clare bridge before I came home they r followers had Carried away a great part of my Cowes and the sommer before he the said Sir Robucke had a Smyth which he brought out of High waye betwixt shrowle & Clare to make skeins pike heads and the like murderinge weapons at his Castle of Dumgriffith where he kept the said smyth a longe time soe imployed <Captain> Higate Lone can testifie that which was there and see him and liueth nowe in Corke
Joseph Hampton
living with his sonne in law
mr Scott in Patrickstreet
vltimo Oct 1653
Sworne before mee
Tho: Richardson

John Allin now living at Cloonbow with Sir Robucke linch, william mc Cane (or mr Owen) was the Smith himselfe and now lyves in Galway. Edm: mc william Burke living at Castle <D> Crevin neere Clonbow in the said County can proove Sir Robucke his keeping the said Smith at worke as in the within Informacion.

vide mr Hampton his lease of Clonbow, the Covenant that if any warre shold be in Ireland, during his terme hee was to surrender his possession to Sir Robucke who is the lesser, & soe be discharged of Rent during the warre dated January 27 1633

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Mr Joseph Hampton his

Deponent Fullname: Joseph Hampton
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent County of Residence: Galway
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Robucke lynch, titulare Archbishoppe of Tuame Keely, Valentine Blake, Higate Lone, Edm: mc william Burke, mr Scott, John Allin, william mc Cane, mr Owen
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Witness, Witness, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned