Deposition of Rebecca Collys

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

Date: 1642-02-23
Identifier: 813385v322


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Kildare
Deposition Type: Dublin Original
Nature of Deposition: Desecration, Robbery, Words
Commissioners: John Sterne, William Aldrich
Deposition Transcription:

fol. 385v

<all this ex[amined?}> Rebecca Collys wife of William Collys late of Kildare in the Countie of Kildare deposed sworne and examined deposeth That since the begining of this rebellion shee and her husband have beene robbed and dispoiled of theire goods to a great value the certainty whereof shee cannot sett downe, by the rebells in the said County of Kildare And alsoe saith that about Christmas last, the <B> Titular Bishopp of Kildare the Guardian and other ffryars and Preists did take away the Chapter Chist belonging to the Cathedrall Church there and did carry the same to the house of Peter Sarsfeild of Tully Esquire, And also saith That after a Consultation then held by the said Peter Sarsfeild and others vizt James fflatisbury of Drynanstowne in the said County Esquire Thomas fitzGerald of Clonbulge in the King{s} County Esquire John Leigh of Rathbride in the said County of Kildare Esquire & James Dempsie viccar generall to the said Titular Bishopp, the Protestants of that place were not permitted to bee buryed in the Churchyard yard there, but they caused the Corpes of many dead protestants to bee diggd from out of the said Churchyard and to bee throwne into a filthie backside to bee devoured of dogges and other beasts, And then the said Peter Sarsfeild protested that if the Irish should receive an overthrowe when Sir Charles Coote went with the Army to the Naas that then they would not Leave any f of the English alive in that Countrey
Rebecca Collis
Jur 23o ffebr 1641 coram nobis
John Sterne
William Aldrich


fol. 386r

Com Kildare
Mary Woods & Rebecca Collis
theire Deposicions
Rebecca Collice
feb. 23.


fol. 386v

Deponent Fullname: Rebecca Collys
Deponent Gender: Female
Deponent Occupation: Wife
Deponent County of Residence: Kildare
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: William Collys, Titular Bishopp of Kildare, Peter Sarsfeild, James fflatisbury, Thomas fitzGerald, John Leigh, James Dempsie, Charles Coote
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Victim, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Mentioned