Deposition of Elinor McGuire

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

Date: 1642-06-02
Identifier: 813335r250


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Kildare
Deposition Type: Dublin Original
Nature of Deposition: Apostacy, Arson, Killing, Robbery, Confederacy
Commissioners: Henry Brereton, John Watson, William Hitchcock
Deposition Transcription:

fol. 335r

Elinor mcGuire late of Lexlip in the Barony of Salt in the County of Kildare Widdow beeing duly deposed before vs the first day of June sayth that on the fifth day of January & since she hath sustayned these losses by the Rebells as follow viz in one house burned & wasted 3 li., in 2 hogs 18 s. in hay 7 li. in fewell 5 li. 19 s. 6 d., in howshold stuffe 15 li. 14 s., in leases 36 li. in debts 53 li. 10 s. 7 d. the whole summe amounting to an <122 li. 2 s.- 8 d.> hundreth twenty forty two pounds two shillings and eight pence: The deponent further sayth that when the Company of Coronell Plunkett the Earle of Fingalls brother spoyled her of diuers goods whose but their names for the present she knowes not: Henry o Neale of the County of Tyrone tooke away a horse from her, who is now out in rebellion: Captayne Nicholas Whites company whereof Garret ffitzgarret was Lieutenant tooke away her howshold stuffe, who is now in Rebellion. Robert Tirrell of Leslip tooke away her fewell & hay who & he alsoe is in rebellion: The debts are all due vpon specialty which she is ready to produce, & the debtors names are Hugh mc Mahon one of her debtors whoe is now in the Castle of Dublin & taxed for Rebellion Hugh mc Cowell a fryer of Cloghar in the County of Dungannon Tyrone late of the Naas another of her debtors whoe is also in Rebellion, & Patrick Mc Kilboy of the County of downe a ffryer is another of her debtors whoch is now alsoe in Rebellion: She further sayth that Garret ffitzgarrett Captayne Nicholas Whites Lieutenant went the Euening before he lost his Company, vnto Kilcroch, & drunke with Captayne Dungan & one Welsh a Fryar, Welsh of Mortons son, & stayd there almost till night, which very night the said Captayne Dungan & the Fryar came to the said Fitzgarrets garrison at Lexlip & carryed away with them his Company & their armes.
Also Cahir mc Ternaine of Loghrody in the County of Letrim one of her debtors is in rebellion
& the deponent further saith that the enimies & Irish rebels kild an English woman after they had diuerted her to forsake her religion & turne ioyne to them in there religion & shee further saith that one Henryof leslip and who liues at St Katrins a seruant of Sir Nicholas White a carpenter the preist diuerted him from his religion being of a protestant
Elnors [mark] mcQuires
deposed June 2 1642
Will: Hitchcocke
Hen: Brereton

<The sayd Ellinor mc Gwire further deposeth that the last time she was robbed, vizt about 2 or 3 days after before Christmas last past, Sir <B> Nicholas White of Leixlip was vpon the top of his sayd Castle at lexlip, and did see this deponent robbed and one Patrick mc Caffry, And did not offer to [rescue?], restraine or [ ] the rogues committing such outrages, notwithstanding he the sayd Sir Nicholas White had muskets and strength to subdue them, And that when the sayd Patrick mc Caffry would have shott at the rebels, the sayd Sir Nicholas White hindered him, as the sayd Patr: mc Caffery informed this deponent
signum [mark] predict
Jurat Junij 6o 1642 {before Hen Brereton} {Joh} Watson:>


fol. 335v

Deponent Fullname: Elinor mcGuire
Deponent Gender: Female
Deponent Occupation: Widow
Deponent County of Residence: Kildare
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Coronell Plunkett, Henry o Neale, Nicholas White, Garret ffitzgarret, Robert Tirrell, Hugh mc Mahon, Hugh mc Cowell, Patrick Mc Kilboy, Captayne Dungan, * Welsh, Cahir mc Ternaine, Earle of Fingall, * Welsh, Henry *, Patrick mc Caffry
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Mentioned, Mentioned, Apostate, Victim