Deposition of John Keary

Collection: Bysse Depositions

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

Date: 1642-06-30
Identifier: 812237r204


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

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

fol. 237r

John Kearny late of Rosbaracon in the barony of Obeocon & with in the Countie of Kilkeny clerke (an Irish protestant) being duely sworne and examined by vertue of his Maiesties Comission beareing date &c deposeth and saith That about of first of december last & diuers times since the beginning of this presente rebellion in Ireland he lost and hath bene robbed & forceably dispoiled of his goods and Chattles to the seuerall values followeing vizt worth 401 li. 5 s. 6 d.
Of Cowes oxen mares garrans sheepe and swine to the value of fourtie foure pounds ten shillings. Of bookes linen woollen weareing apparell and houshould stuffe to the value of three score pounds
Of Implements of husbandry to the value of one pounds ten shill ings. Of hay & Corne in the haggard & houses to the value of one hundred one & twenty pounds Hee further saith that he was expelled and driuen away from his farme & house wher he left in Corne in ground which he conceaues to be lost to the value of thirtie pounds. The deponent likewise saith that by meanes of this rebellion he was dispossessed of his said farmes in
of Rosbaracon wherin he had a severall leases one lease of thirteene yeeres & the other leases of fewer yeeres t o come woorth Coibus annus aboue the rent this deponent payed for the same sixteene pounds per annum haueing well Improued the said farme with buildinge fenceing & repaireing which lease together with his said Improuement the deponent valueth to be woorth one hundred pounds three score pounds . This deponent further saith that by meanes of this rebellion his wife Judith Kearny he lost ( which was left his wife Judith Kearny by will by her father Captenne Dauid [Serant] deceased) fiftie pounds vpon the fourth parte of the Towne called Har ri stowne in the said County together with fiue pounds which Richard [Sermenty] of Lismateige heire vnto her said fathers lands ought to have payd per Annum due for 16 yeeres to come out of the said land of [ ] out in actuall rebellion as he is informed

fol. 238r

& that the said ffreny was resolued footh with to goe out in rebellion & this deponent therevpon expostaling the reason <C> why the said ffreny would doe soe the said Thomas G aynan Gaynan replyed & said that he wished all the whole kingdome had beene out in rebellion & why (quoth he) if all were out in armes they should suddenly haue their desire in regard of their multitude & generalty in the cause & that but some were in action & others loyall they should neuer obtaine their desire & withall they shoulde be slaues & in contempte & the said Gaynan Gaynan further said that good reason they had: meaning the Irish to make such Insurrection, in as much as the Catholoques ( as he tearmed themselues) neuer attained to any height of dignity or office woorth speaking of in this kingdome when as euery pedler & others (as he tearmeed them) that came out of England were Imediatly masters and raised to beare a greate sway in this kingdome & curbed the natiues, this Gayman Hayman (as this deponent is since informed) in whose custody some parte of this deponents bookes were kepte together with the foresaid ffreny burnt such of them as they disliked This deponent saith that he was & his wife were stripped & his wife was likewise stripped in her way from Ross <to Waterford by the the meanes & direction of Katherin wife to Redmond fforstall of Kilbride in the said County gent> And [as they were coming from Rosse] to Waterford & likewise Thomas Smith of Johnstowne in the Queenes County clerke & his wife & his daughter were alsoe stripped / the deponent saith that John Sharpe ministor of Kilkeny aforesaid clerke Patrick Kelly of the same clerke Joseph Wheeler of Stomcarty in the said County Esquire [ ] this rebellion John Partridge of the same clerke John Loghnan of the same clerke one ffoorth of ffarmoyle in the dioces of Ossery clerke James Kevan of the same clerke William Kevan clerke of the same clerke Robert Kevan of the same clerke Gabriel Borrall of Kilcolme in the said Countie clerke John Litler of Rosse in the County of Wexford clerke Thomas Clerke of the same Soueraigne of Rosse aforesaid Michell Boyle of the same baker, Henry Baron of the same miller one Haton one of the waiters of Rosse aforesaid, John Daniell of Ballyneale in the said Countie of Kilkeny yeoman are all of them (being formerly protestants) since this rebellion turned papists (as he is credibly informed{)} and further hee canot depose
John Kearny
Jurat coram
nobis 30 Junij 1642
{Tho} Badnedge Phil: Bisse

fol. 238v

John Keary his
C 364

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Deponent Fullname: John Kearny
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Clerk
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Judith Kearny, Captenne Dauid [Serant], Thomas Smith, John Sharpe, John Sharpe, Patrick Kelly, Joseph Wheeler, John Partridge, John Loghnan, James Kevan, William Kevan, Robert Kevan, Gabriel Borrall, John Litler, Thomas Clerke, Michell Boyle, Henry Baron, * Haton, * waiters, John Daniell, Richard [Sermenty], Walter Daton, Nich: Barrick, John Welshe, Edward Sweetman, Thomas Gaynan, Redmond fforstall, Edmond fitz Gerrald, John Roth ffitz Peeter, Thomas Haynan, Robert ffreny
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Apostate, Apostate, Apostate, Apostate, Apostate, Apostate, Apostate, Apostate, Apostate, Apostate, Apostate, Apostate, Apostate, Apostate, Apostate, Apostate, Debtor, Debtor, Debtor, Debtor, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel