Deposition of Henry Bolton

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

Date: 1643-02-21
Identifier: 814161r096


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: King's Co
Deposition Type: Dublin Original
Nature of Deposition: Death, Desecration, Robbery, Imprisonment
Commissioners: Henry Brereton, Randall Adams
Deposition Transcription:

fol. 161r

<84> Henry Bolton Late of Cullfinn in the Kings County Clerke beinge sworne & examined saythe that at the tyme when the rebellion began in ffercalll vizt about the 20th of November 1641 That hee was robbed & dispoyled of his goods & meanes by the rebells Barnaby Molloy <A> of Balliboy in the kings County and his souldiers, of his meanes goods & chattells following e vizt,
<Inprimis> In of tythe & glebe Land belonginge to the vicaradge of Tinecross sett at the yeerely rent of 140 li., whereof 2 whole yeeres past & lost & the third Lyke to bee unprofitable because the countrey & parish is wholy wasted ____________________________ 420 li._ 00 s._ 0 d.
<It.> In Cattell, Cowes, heifers, mare & coults & sheepe ______________036 li._10_0
<It.> In houshould stuff, & in wooll & yarne, in brass
& pewter truely valued at ______________________________________037 li._19_6
<It.> In bookes Trunkes, stooles & chayres taken
by Generall Preston at Birr _____________________________________ 027 li._00_0
In all Lost in the Kings County by Rebells __________________________521_9_ 6
<B> In the County of Meathe the said Henry Bolton was robbed & dispoyled of his meanes & goods as neere as hee could learne by information by Sir Rich: Barnewall of Krickstowne, Christopher Barnewall of Crackanstowne, Christo: kerdiffe of Ratowthe, Patt: ffulshaghe Rich: Reade, James eeffe & others of Ratowthe vizt.
<Inprimis> In of household goods, which I left there in my house______012 li._04_8
<It.> Towe Cropps of Corne uppon farme lands valued______________030 li._00_0
<It.> A Lease of farme for which I was offered before the
rebellion by James & Christopher Hollywood of Doughtor___________070 li._00_0
<It.> In tythes belonginge to the vicaradge of Ratowthe at the yeerely rent of 76 li. soe Lett before the rebellion whereof 2 yeeres quiet Lost & the third Lyke to bee
Lost at the value of three yeares rent_____________________________228 li._00_0
<It.> my dwellinge house in Ratowthe & other houses which I built there burnt by the English armie to prevent the rebells for makeing use of them________________060 li._00_0
Soe Lost in the County of Meathe_______________________________400 li.
Summ tot: soe taken by the rebells in both Counties_________________921 li._14 s._2 d.
<C> And this deponent was credibly tould by Mr Redmond Boorke papist that hee sawe when 140 protestant bibles burnt by the rebells at Castle Connell to this deponent best remembrance. ffurther this deponent was tould by James Blundell that Barnaby Moloy would have killed the sayd Henry Bolton & 40 more protestants when he was prechinge in the church of Balliboy had hee not beene hindred by William Moloy the father of the said Barnaby demandinge how I durst bee soe bould to come to preach in that church ffurther I am he was credibly tould by Andrew Grimley and others that Ann Berford wyfe & Chrisopher kerdiff burned the church bible & common prayer booke of Rathowthe

fol. 161v

<D I> ffurther this deponent sayth that whereas hee was kept & beleagurred in the towne of Birr in the kings County for the space of fourteene monethes by foure severall companyes of the Rebells, Moloyes O Carolls O Couglans o kenedies & Graces, soe longe till the most of the poore protestant christian, were soe miserably distressed for want of foode that many of them dyed for want & others eatinge Catts & doggs, and many of good fashion formerly gave 20 s. for a sucking coult, & 2 s. for the blood & intralls of an horse at that tyme there beinge 900 soules men women and children in the castle & towne of Birr soe beset with rebells.
Henry Bolton
Jurat febr. 21o. 1642 coram
Randall Adams
Hen: Brereton


Deponent Fullname: Henry Bolton
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Clerk
Deponent County of Residence: Kings County
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Barnaby Molloy, Rich: Barnewall, Christopher Barnewall, Christo: kerdiffe, Pattrick ffulshager, Rich: Reade, James eeffe, * Moloyes, * O Carolls, * O Couglan, * o kenedies, * Graces, Redmond Boorke, James Blundell, Andrew Grimley, Ann Berford, Chrisopher kerdiff, William Moloy
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Witness, Witness, Witness, Denounced, Denounced, Mentioned