Deposition of Margery Bellingham

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

Date: 1642-05-11
Identifier: 812063r087


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Carlow & Killkenny
Deposition Type: Dublin Original
Nature of Deposition: Robbery, Stripping, Words
Commissioners: John Watson, William Aldrich
Deposition Transcription:

fol. 63r

Margery Bellingham of Phillipstowne in the barony of Rathvilla and County of Catherl{agh} widdow the relict of Robert Bellingham late of the Citty of Dublin gent deceased beinge duely sworne and examined deposeth and sayth That since the begininge of this present Rebellion, vizt about a moneth before Christmas last past Allexander <A> W Wickombe brother to Peter Wickom of Talbotstowne in the County of Wickloe Esquire Tirlagh Birne of Killnecart in the said County yeoman of Catherlagh yeoman, Peirce Grace of Barchillmore in the County of Wickloe yeoman with seuerall other Rebells in their company to the number of about one hundred came to the house of the within deponent Henry Bellingham gent (beinge sonne vnto this deponent) at Phillipstowne in the County of Catherlagh, and from thence forceably rob tooke away and carried away a great parte of her said sonnes househould goodes and Chattles And that about a fortnight after an vnckle to Cahir Birne of Rathdonnell in the said County of Catherlagh (whose name this deponent knoweth not) also came to her said sonnes house aforesaid and then and there forceably entred the said house and tooke possession of the same with the keys thereof for the vse and on the behalfe of Katherin <B> Birne wife to the said Cahir; which said Katherin about a weeke after came to the said house and forceably pu{t} this deponent out forth of the said house same, And the{n} possessed herselfe of all the said house landes Corn{e} in haggard and in ground and such of other of he{r} said sonnes goodes and Chattles as the said former Reb{ells} left behinde them, And that (as this deponent w{as} credibly informed by her servantes) That the said Cahir <hand> Birne was seuerall tymes since seene if the said hou{se} And shee further deposeth that the said Katherin Birn{e} wife vnto the said Cahir and sister and [ ] daughter {to} Redmond mc ffeagh mc Hugh Birne a grand Rebell an{d} sister to Luke Birne an other grand rebell vpon some conference had with this deponent sayed, vnto her that they (meaninge the Rebells of this kingdome) would drive all the English protestantes that would n{o}t leave this <13> kingdome into the {sea : wherevpon this deponent replyed}

fol. 63v

That shee (this deponent) hoped that although they should driue them all into the sea, yett the Kinge would not loose his kingdome to which the said Katherin replyed answered that the kinge should never more governe this kingdome for they had one one in the Army (meaninge the Rebells Army) that they would crowne kinge of this kingdome, And therevpon this deponent demandinge of her where they would haue a Crowne to Crowne him with in regard the Crowne is in England to which shee the said Katherin then answered that it was noe matter for that for they had a Crowne of their owne here in Ireland which came was brought out of Spaine And further sayth that this shee this deponent comeinge <C> to Jane Cheevers wife to John Patrick Cheevers of Rathcoole in the County of Dublin for relei fe after shee and sister unto this deponent for releife after she had benne stripped by the Rebells, the said Jane tooke vp stones and threatned this deponent if shee departed not from her doore shee the said Jane would brane her And that Patrick White brother vnto this deponent formerly a protestant and now revolted p<apist> then drew parte of his sword and sayed this shall be the sword that shall cutt of your two sonnes heades; if ever I meete them the said Patrick before this Rebellion beinge maintained by this deponentes said sonne Henry Bellingham
Margery [mark] Bellingham
Jurat xi May 1642
Joh Watson
William Aldrich

Henry Bellingham and
Margery Bellingham Jur
11o May 1642
Cert fact


Deponent Fullname: Margery Bellingham, Henry Bellingham
Deponent Gender: Female, Male
Deponent Occupation: Gentleman
Deponent County of Residence: Carlow,
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Allexander Wickombe, Tirlagh Birne, Peirce Grace, Cahir Birne, Katherin Birne, Redmond mc ffeagh mc Hugh Birne, Jane Cheevers, Peter Wickom, Patrick Cheevers, Patrick White
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Mentioned, Mentioned, Apostate