Deposition of Thomas Bird

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

Date: 1643-03-23
Identifier: 810116r173


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Dublin
Deposition Type: Dublin Original
Nature of Deposition: Robbery
Commissioners: Henry Brereton, William Aldrich
Deposition Transcription:

fol. 116r

Thomas Bird of Christchurch yard within the Citty of Dublin merchant, sworne and Examined deposeth and sayth that euer since the begininge of this present Rebellion and by meanes thereof he is and hath beine forceably robbed expelled and otherwise dispoyled of his goods at Dunneny in the County of Kilkenny to the value followinge (vizt) in Sheepe CClx li. worth one hundred and sixtie poundes, of hogges and Calves three pounds And in his interest in the lease of the said lands of Dunneny aforesaid which before the Rebellion was worth fyve hundred poundes and was then offered soe much for it, and refused to take the same but now since this Rebellion is is esteemed worth nothinge, And that he this deponent was soe expelled out of the said same, and dispoyled of the said goods (as he this Examinant is informed) by Artt McBrian <A> Cavenagh of Ballylahan in the County of Catherlagh Robert oge Everson of Sleaguffe in the aforesaid County Walter Butler of Poulestowne and Peirce Butler of Oldmonetowne both in the said County of Kilkenny with diverse others, whoe are now out in Rebellion, all of them beinge neighbours inhabitinge neere next vnto Dunneny aforesaid (as he is likewise informed) And alsoe that on or about the first of December last he was expelled and dispoyled of his possession interest and estate in some parte of the landes of Old Laughlin and Laughlin Bridge in the County of Catherlagh and of some tythes in the County of Wicklo e to his damage of one hundred and sixty poundes And that he is likewise by meanes of the present Rebellion dampnified in his seuerall estates at Dunmucky and Templeoge in the County of Dublin CCxx li. And he further deposeth that there is are seuerall debts amountinge to one hundred & seventeene poundes & fowerteene shillings iustly due vnto this Examinate from seuerall persons within this kingdome of Ireland which hee giveth for lost, by reason that some of the said debtors are now in actuall Rebellion as he is informed, and the rest soe robbed and dispoyled by the rebells that they are altogeather disabled to sattisfie him Soe that all the deponents losses by meanes of this present rebellion amounteth

fol. 116v

vnto the sume of Nyne hundred and fortie poundes fowerteene shillinges ster one thousand one hundred and sixtie poundes fowerteene shillinges ster.
Signum predicti Thomas [mark] Bird
Jurat 23o marcij 1642
Hen: Brereton
William Aldrich


fol. 117r


fol. 117v

6 7
Com Kilkenny
Thomas Bird of Christchurch yard Dublin merchant
Jur 23o Apr 1642
Intw Cert fact


Deponent Fullname: Thomas Bird
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Merchant
Deponent County of Residence: Dublin
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Artt McBrian Cavenagh, Robert oge Everson, Walter Butler, Peirce Butler
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel