Deposition of Judith Ratcliff

Collection: Bysse Depositions

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

Date: 1642-10-22
Identifier: 823079r075


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Cork
Deposition Type: Bysse
Nature of Deposition: Captivity, Death, Robbery, Stripping
Commissioners: Philip Bisse, Robert Southwell
Deposition Transcription:

fol. 79r

Judith Ratcliffe the late wife to Richard Ratcliffe & late wife to William Cobb
William Cobb late of Inishkien in the parish of Balymony barony of Carby & within the Countie of Corke yeoman lately deceased (a brittish protestant) duely sworne & examined before vs by vertue of &c deposeth and saith That on or aboute tweluetide last & since the begining of this presente rebellion in Ireland he lost was robbed and forceably dispoiled of his goods and Chattles to the seuerall values followeing vizt worth 113 li. 10 s. And
Of Cowes & one horses to the value of three & forty pounds ten shillings Of houshould stuffe & prouision to the value of fiue & twenty pounds Of monies to the sume of fiue pounds The deponent saith that by meanes of this presente rebellion in Ireland her said former husband was dispossessed of the land of derrygroe in the said County wherin he hath a lease of nyne foure & a half yeeres to come haueing layed out much chardges in building & Improueing the same wherin she is damnified in looseing the beneffitt of the said lease the sume of fortie pounds The totall of her losses amounts to one hundred & thirteene pounds ten shillings The deponent saith that the said William Cobb aboute Candlemas last was taken prisoner by mac Carty Reagh & Teige Downy Carties companyes & kept him in restrainte ten dayes being stripped of his apparell whoe afterwards makeing an escape from them & coming from for refuge to Bandonbridge through their extremity & ill vsadge dyed within eight weeks

fol. 79v

afterwards as this deponent beleeueth & further she deposeth not
Judaith [mark] Radcliffs
Jurat coram nobis
22o 8bris 1642
Phil: Bisse
Ro: southwell

Deponent Fullname: Judith Ratcliffe
Deponent Gender: Female
Deponent Occupation: Wife
Deponent County of Residence: Cork
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Richard Ratcliffe, William Cobb, mac Carty Reagh, Teige Downy Cartie
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Mentioned, Victim, Rebel, Rebel