Deposition of Richard Mason

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

Date: 1645-05-29
Identifier: 810022v035


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Dublin
Deposition Type: Waring Copy
Nature of Deposition: Assault, Robbery
Commissioners: Henry Jones, William Aldrich
Deposition Transcription:

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<Exr 33> Richard Mason of the Cittie of Dublin yeoman sworne and examined deposeth & sayth: That since the begining of the present rebellion that is to say about Christmas 1641 this deponent was forceibly deprived, robbed & dispoiled of three cowes & other his goodes & meanes three Cowes, English breed, worth x li. x s. & above, by and by the meanes of Henry Seagrave of the Cabrough nere Dublin gentleman, and his servants, whose names he knoweth not Wherevpon one Richard then servant to Mr John Birch & Margarett Browne the deponents servant pursued the beasts to Cabrough: And the said Richard demanded them of the said Mr Seagrave, Whoe answered that he should this deponent should

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should have none of the Cowes. But this the said Seagraves servants then assaulted and struck the said Richard and forced him to goe away without them: And further saith that this deponent was afterwards at seuerall times robbed, and dispoiled of 39 Cowes more worth about one hundred & seventeene powndes, But by whome he cannott tell, only he sayth That one Clarke of the Bay in or nere the parrish of Mallahedre, either stole or received five of those Cowes: And he (vpon demand of them) could not deny the having of them: but said he would give satisfaction for them if others had satisfaction in the like kinde or to that effect, And sayth that by meanes of the Rebellion he this deponent was expelled & driven from his farme at Shalcocks wood, and hath quite Lost his interest and benefite thereof, For which before the rebellion he could have had 100 li. And this deponent alsoe was deprived & robbed of 9 horses worth xxvij li. by the Rebells, but by whome by name he knoweth not And alsoe was robbed of some howsholdgoods worth about 3 li., & of a rick of hay worth vij li. Soe that the deponents losses by meanes of the present rebellion, amount vnto the summ of CClxiiij li. x s., And sayth That one John Smith a Carman dwelling in the parrish of Saint Mickans, did receive & forceibly take away some of the said hay: And the rest was taken away by John Canton of Stonibater Inkeeper (both irish papists) and by one William Draiton of the same parrish Baker: Jur 29o Maij 1645 coram Hen: Jones et Willelmo Aldrich Henr Brereton

Deponent Fullname: Richard Mason
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Yeoman
Deponent County of Residence: Dublin
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Henry Seagrave, John Smith, John Canton, William Draiton, John Birch, Margarett Browne
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Mentioned, Mentioned