Examination of Henry Bennett

Collection: Bysse Depositions

Citation: TCD, 1641 Depositions Project, online transcript January 1970
[http://1641.tcd.ie/deposition.php?depID?=812140r138] accessed Monday 25th of September 2017 01:00 PM

Dublin Core

Date: 1643-05-24
Identifier: 812140r138


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Carlow & Killkenny
Deposition Type: Bysse
Nature of Deposition: Apostacy, Robbery, Words
Commissioners: James Wallis, Philip Bisse
Deposition Transcription:

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Henry Bennett late of the Towne and parish of Mynhead within the Realme of England merchant (a brittish protestant) duely examined and sworne before vs by vertue of his Maiesties Comission to vs and others directed (beareing date the 5 th day of March &c) concerneing the losses robberies and spoiles since this rebellion comitted vpon the brittish & protestants within the Province of Munster &c deposeth and saith That on or about the last of October 1641 this examinant, and Robert Bath of Mynhead aforesaid merchant (to whome this examinant formerly was a factor in this kingdome) seuerally lost, were robbed and forceably dispoiled of their goods and Chattles in [ ] following the said Robert Baths being that is to say worth CCClxxxij li & the said Henry Bennetts worth xxxiiij li
ffirst this deponent was robbed of Two horses one mare and oxen to the value of foure and thirtie pounds. The deponent further deposeth that the said Robert Wall Bate lost in wooll baggs and Talloe to the value of three hundred [ ] foure score & foure pounds ten shillinges. Of debts amounting to thirteene pounds eight shilli nges due to the said Robert Bat from Rich Gibson Mr M osle y clerk & Mr Nichol as Loftus [ ] & allthough the sa me was accounted good debts before the begining of this rebellion, ye e t in regard the same parties are protestants vtterly dissenabled by meanes of the said rebellion therefore this deponent canot get sat i sfaction from them . The totall of the sai d Robert Bates losses amounts to thr ee hundred foure [ ] score & Two pounds eighteen shillinges and the totall of this deponents losses amounts to foure and thirtie pounds This examinant being further examined He further deposeth That aboute the time aboue mencioned the said Robert Bates wooll and Talloe aforesaid were forceably taken & carryed away by Waltr Bagnall [Henry] [ ] Bagnall of doonleckny in the County of Catherlagh Esquire, Henry Bagnall of the [ ] same gent Ambrose Plunkett of in the said County gent & Bryan Byrne of Ould Towne in the said County gentleman, Tibbot Butler of Cooleree in the said County gentleman and diuers others The deponent being further examined And also saith That about Christmas 1641, this examinant comeing from the Cittie of Dublin to Waterford, was in the way stripped at Loghlin Bridge by some of the said Walter Bagnalls company & that in the day time, his cause of knowledge is (concerning them that stripped him to be of the said Bagnalls company then in garrisson at Loghlin bridge aforesaid ) is that this examinant after he was stripped, & robbed of some of his goods likewise, he then presently repaired to the said Walter Bagnall then at Loghlin bridge to complaine of his ill vsadge, the said Bagnall answered you are well serued ( [ ] he ) & all others of your profession meaneing the English and protestants, he saith that from thence he went to Waterford & from thence into the kingdome of

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England but soone after returneing into the said Cittie of Waterford to fetch of some goods which he left there, this examinant finding the said cittie in open rebellion he was presently after stayed by directions from the lord of Mountgarrett, whoe sent his order to ffrances Bryver then maior of the Cittie comanding him not to suffer any Englishmans goods to be transported away, but to seize on them to the vse of their army & therevpon this examinant lost what goods he had in the said Cittie He further Informeth that dureing his abode at Waterford aforesaid (being there vnto restrained) he sawe and obserued these particulars following. ffirst he was credibly informed that the pope of Rome sent an Engenier into this kingdome, of purpose to helpe to tak the ffort of Duncanon and is allowed for his paines by the Country fifteene shillinges per diem, secondly he sawe Two peeces of Iron (demy canons) lately brought to the said Cittie from the Towne of Dungarvan, where a spanyard lately landed [T w] foure peeces of ordinance for battery, Two wherof were sent (as aforesaid) to Waterford, & thother Two are still kept at Dungarvan, as this Examinant beleeueth. Thirdly he heard it diuers times reported at Waterford aforesaid, that they were and stood for his Maiestie, allthough he knewe not their Intent in regard they could not send to him; but their letters were intercepted He lastly saith and informeth That ffrances Powell [saith] formerly a professed protestant is since this rebellion turned papist and is Imployed by the the Citizens of the said Cittie & others, to make armes for them in the defence of their rebellion, likwise one Williams the organist, John Hudson the elder a joiner, Johne Hudson the yonger cooper, Mr Ward the Inkeeper, Richard Stryvet cooper, Joseph the hatter, William Jones & others whoe were formerly <English> protestants are since this rebellion turned papists & further he deposeth not
Henry Bennett
Jurat coram nobis
24o May 1643
Phil: Bisse
Jam: Wallis

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Henry Bennetts Examinacion


Deponent Fullname: Henry Bennett
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Merchant
Deponent County of Residence: Unknown
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Robert Bath, Rich Gibson, Mr Mosley, Nicholas Loftus, Waltr Bagnall, Henry Bagnall, Ambrose Plunkett, Bryan Byrne, Tibbot Butler, lord of Mountgarrett, ffrances Bryver, ffrances Powell, * Williams, John Hudson, Johne Hudson, Mr Ward, Richard Stryvet, Joseph the hatter, William Jones
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel