Deposition of John ffletcher

Collection: Bysse Depositions

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

Date: 1642-09-19
Identifier: 823068r066


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Cork
Deposition Type: Bysse
Nature of Deposition: Captivity, Words
Commissioners: Philip Bisse, Thomas Graye
Deposition Transcription:

fol. 68r

This examinat being Caryed to M c Donnaghs Castle One night
<John ffletcher of London Merchant duly sworne & Examined before vs by vertue etc deposeth & sayth that>
This deponent, vpon the 20th of June he was Caryed to Mc Donnoghs Cast{le} wher, being at Supper, in the pres Company the hearing of Mc Donnogh himself, Osulauan Bear, Captaine Barry, and Diuerse other Gentlem{en} of best quality in thos parts, was discoursing with Donnell Osulauans E{squire} of Desmon{d} brother to Osulauan Moor touching the present wars in Ireland, the said Donnell auowed to him this deponent, that they pretended the Kings Authority for ther being so in Armes, & that they had Commission vnder his Majestyes hand for what they did, but for his part he had yet neuer seen any thing to that purpose vnder his Majestys hand, b{ut} that he had seen vnder his hand a Command for the laying downe of Armes, wherat, the rest at the table, gnashed ther teeth, & wer{e} very angry with the sayd Donnell for being so free in his discou{rse} with the sayd deponent, the sayd Donnell continuing in Rebellion Notwithstanding with the rest aforesayd,
This Deponent, being likewise the 30th of June, at Macrome, a Castl{e} of the lord Muskerrys, haueing discours with one Charls Mc Carty <of Castlemoory in Muskerry> Esquire a near Kinsman, to the Lord Muskerry, the said Charles sware to the sayd Deponent, that though the Kings Authority was pretended that for his part, he neuer saw any least encoragment vnder the kings hand, wherby they should be inuited to take vp Armes, yet the sayd Charls likewise continues in Rebellion
This Deponent being the 12 of July at Killerra, A Castle in Muskerry whether he was likewise Caryed by them [ ] rebells, had discours with one Captaine Donnell O leary, A Captaine vnder the lord Muskerr{y} the sayd Donnell sayd, he hoped for relief out of spaine or France, wherupon this Deponent demanded if they expected any forraine Protection, (haueing told him before, that they wear all for the king) the sayd Donnell answered reply’d, they care’d not vnder whos protection they wear, so they had but Power to beat out thes English Puritans, out of Ireland, if it wear from the Turk himself
John ffletcher
Jurat coram nobis 19 September
Tho: Graye Dec
Phil: Bisse

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fol. 69v

John ffletchers Exam:

Deponent Fullname: John ffletcher
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Merchant
Deponent County of Residence: Unknown
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: * Mc Donnoghs, Osulauan Bear, Captaine Barry, Donnell Osulauan, Osulauan Moor, lord Muskerry, Charls Mc Carty, Donnell O leary
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel