1641 Depositions Vol. VII Wexford

The Irish Manuscripts Commission is delighted to announce the publication of the seventh volume in the twelve-volume 1641 Depositions series.

Volume VII covers documents relating to the county of Wexford and it is available to purchase here.

While there are c. 140 depositions in this volume, the vast majority of documents for Wexford are rare survivors of the work of one of the ‘Commissions of Delinquency’, appointed in all precincts in Nov. 1653 to prepare for the implementation of the 1652 Act of Settlement. As such they are vital to understanding land ownership in 17th-century Ireland.

More so than for other counties, the Wexford examinations record in detail how people mobilised for war, raising and supporting fighting men, but also the exertion of wider political controls in the county.

Other published volumes in the 1641 series can viewed here.