Deposition of William Tynnes

Collection: Bysse Depositions

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

Identifier: 821035r019


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Tipperary
Deposition Type: Bysse
Nature of Deposition: Apostacy, Multiple Killing, Robbery, Words, Lost By Debts
Deposition Transcription:

fol. 35r

William Tynnes late of Belrayne parish of Kilnistalla Barony of Owny & within the County of Tipperary agent of his Maiesties mynes royall duely sworne & examined befor vs by vertue of &c deposeth and saith That vpon the 12th of december last & since the begining of this presente rebellion in Ireland he lost was robbed & forceably dispoyled of his goods and Chattles to the seuerall values followeing vizt worth 833 li. (besides Morgags) And Part consisting
Of Cowes heffers yeerlings bulls steeres horses mares coults & sheepe to the v alue of Two hundred & Twenty pounds Of houshouldstuffe plate ringes bookes and apparell to the value of one hundred pounds Of Corne in the haggard to the value of fiftie pounds Of Stock in lether & barque & the losse of his dwellinge house & Tan=house to the value of Two hundred thirtie seaven pounds. Of debts amounting to the sume of Two hundred twenty six pounds eight shillinges due from protestants & English namely Thomas Pilkinton Richard Netts John Rider Mary Wadly widdowe, & others, likewise the parties vndernamed are indebted to this deponent vizt Mortagh mc Donnell o Bryen of Anagh in the said County Esquire derby Mulryan of Belrayne in the said County gentleman William Hall of Cashell in the said County shoomaker with diuers others & although he accounted the same goode debt, yeett in regard the said protestants are vtterly disenabled by meanes of this rebellion & the rest out in open & actuall rebellion therefore this deponent canot gett satisfaction from them. The totall of his losses amounts to seaven eight hundred fourescore thirtie & three pounds besides the losse of the benefitt of seuerall mortgadges amountinge to one hundred foure score & Two pounds vpon the lands of Ballyarderton in the said County being the lands of derby & William O Reiding { } the same nowe in rebellion, vpon the lands of Go r tnemada{ } parte of the lands estate of Donnell oge o Brien of the same gentleman no{ } likewise in open & actuall rebellion vpon the { } [Ther]lagh & [ ] { }anes { } [ ] { }able { }

fol. 35v

This deponents Tan=house & his goods likewise Teig mc Owny Ryan of CapperName in the County of Tipperary <B> gentleman aboute Christmas last droue and caryed away this deponents cowes & parte of his houshouldstuffe & plate The deponent further declareth, That about the begining of this present e insurrection in the County of Tipperary seuerall persons men <whose names are these that follow ar John Brocke a worker of siluer oare, & his wife & one child. Tho: Ladle of Ballicane husb: and his wife, with diuers others which the deponent cannot now remember, William Langley of the siluer mines Labourer, & his wife Geo: Kelly of the siluer mines worker & his wife, one Christopher a labourer of the mines, ffrancis White of Ballicane labourer & his wife & son. Tho: Clarks wife of the same, & one child & the John [ ]milber of the siluer mines, Robert Watts of the siluer mines labourer his son & daughter.> women & children protestants to the number of Twenty persons betooke themselues for their better safeguard to the refineing house of the said siluer mines presumeing to be protected by John o Kennedy of the parish of Kilmore in the said County gentleman who assured them of their safty yeett notwithstanding Hugh Kennedy & Teige Kennedy brothers of the said John with two other armed men in company with them in the day time came to the said refined house, & the people within the house supposeing they came in a freindly maner sent for beere and Tobacco to welcome them & suddenly therevpon the said Kennedyes & the rest stabbed and killed murthered them in a most cruell & barbarous maner, The deponent saith that he heard Dominicke ffaning mayor of limericke & George the Recorder of
[ ] the { } same say that what they did was by direction from his Maiestie which they seuerall times promissed to shewe to the English in the Castle of limericke but did not. He lastly saith that Rardiffe Richardson <C> of Ballyanderton aforesaid yeoman, Robert Richardson of the same yeoman, heertofore protestants & Englishmen but since this rebellion turned papists, likewise their brother Richard Richardson a [ ] myner by his trade being assistant to this deponent in contermyneing in the said Castle of limericke against the enemy aboute the 17th of June last in a most treacherous way wrought contrary to his directions late at night & made way for the enemy to come in to the said Castle mynes, being therevpon apprehended & convicted purposeing to put him to death the Castle was presentely deliuered & he Imediatly when he came out turned rebell & papist, & further alsoe { }newell &{ } of Belrayne & Mathew { }[aine whoe we{ } for { } papist{t } [ ] { }

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The examination of
William Tynnes

Murthers & cruelties


Deponent Fullname: William Tynnes
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Mine Agent
Deponent County of Residence: Tipperary
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Thomas Pilkinton, Richard Netts, John Rider, Mary Wadly, Mortagh mc Donnell o Bryen, derby Mulryan, William Hall, derby O Reiding, William O Reiding, Donnell oge o Brien, [Ther]lagh *, Teig mc Owny Ryan, Hugh Kennedy, Teige Kennedy, Richard Richardson, John Brocke, Tho: Ladle, William Langley, Geo: Kelly, Christopher *, ffrancis White, John [ ]milber, Tho: Clark, John o Kennedy, Dominicke ffaning, Rardiffe Richardson, Robert Richardson
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Debtor, Debtor, Debtor, Debtor, Debtor, Debtor, Debtor, Landlord, Landlord, Landlord, Landlord, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Mentioned, Denounced, Denounced, Apostate, Apostate