Deposition of Edward Bishop

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

Date: 1643-08-16
Identifier: 812217r176


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Carlow & Killkenny
Deposition Type: Dublin Original
Nature of Deposition: Multiple Killing, Robbery
Commissioners: Edward Piggott, Henry Jones
Deposition Transcription:

fol. 217r

Edward Bishop Parson of Rathbeaghe in the diocs of ossery & County of Kilkenny sworne and examined sayth That since the begining of the presente Rebelljon That is to say about the xxth of december 1641 Hee this deponent at Rathbeaghe aforesaid was forceibly deprived robbed or otherwise dispojled of the possession Rentes and proffitts of his Church liveing and other his goodes chattells & meanes of the value and to his Losse & by which hee is now dampnified the sume of ffowre hundred & eighteene powndes xij s. ster being all the releefe he had for himself his wiff tenn of his owne & 8 7 gran children: And this deponent is like to be deprived of and loose the future proffitts of his meanes and liveings worth C li. per annum vntill a peace be established And further saith that the Rebells that soe robbed & dispojled them were theis vizt James <A> Purcell of Cloin in the County of Kilkenny a farmer to the Marquesse of Ormond whoe vsurping & seising on the deponents howse said the deponent should not come there againe for all the lordes in Ireland Dobbin of Dobbinswood in the County of Kilkenny aforesaid & his eldest sonne Peirce Denn of Muckully in Purcells Cuntry in the same County gent William mc Codie of Monanamuck in the same County farmer and his brother whose name (hee thincketh is Edmond & formerly a bum Bailiffe, William Purcell fitz Geffrey of Bainianogh in the same County now servant vnto Mr Edmond fitzpatrick whoe is brother to the Lord of vpper ossery Thomas Mawgher sonn [ ] or granson n vnto Thomas Magher whose mother is sister to John Rochford of Killarey in the County of Kilkenny & Edmund Shortall of Killary aforesaid gent : And this deponent hath heard it credibly reported both by divers of the English and Irish thereaboutes That betwixt 20 or 30 men women and children English protestants were forced and taken out of & about Goran in the said County of Kilkenny & most barbarously murthered by the Rebells of that County in the way towardes Wexford whither the Rebells promissed to carry them: some of the mothers being hanged & their children hanging at or nere their brestes And by credible report one child there fell or dropt out <B> of the wombe of the mother, whilest she was in hanging verte
Edward Bushopp
16o August 1643
Hen Jones
Edw Pigott


fol. 217v

wheras I the And further saith That whereas this deponent left some of them his my goods within mencioned with one Mr Edmond Rian of in the Castle of Gaurane to be kept for him me and comminge vnto him about Candlmas Last was twelu month to get som of those goods for his my <B> releef ther was one Lenord Blanchfeeld of the county of Kilkenny gentelman, being a warder Put in [ ] the said Edmond Riane by wh om I kno w not refused to suffer the said Edmond to giue mee him any thinge, but forced mee him to giue him the keys of a great chest and of a trunck to search what was in them wherin was linine peuter clothes and much other houshould stufe, and after hee had vueed all hee would haue thrust m mee him and my his wife doune the stairs , but that Mr Rian with much adoe intreated him that they myght lye ther that night to which hee did yeld and tould vs them that if hee found them ther any more that it should not goe well with vs them but what hee did with the chest and trunck & with the rest of my his goods I hee had ther I hee knoweth not but that hee said that hee must giue my Lord Mountgarret account of them
Edward Bushopp
Jur vt supra 16 Augusti 1643
Hen Brereton
Edw Pigott

Edward Bishop Jur
16o Augusti 1643


Deponent Fullname: Edward Bishop
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Parson
Deponent County of Residence: Kilkenny
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: James Purcell, * Dobbin, Peirce Denn, William mc Codie, Edmond *, William Purcell fitz Geffrey, Marquesse of Ormond, Edmond fitzpatrick, Thomas Mawgher, John Rochford, Edmund Shortall
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned