Deposition of John Grissell

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

Date: 1642-08-21
Identifier: 815202r278


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Queen's Co
Deposition Type: Dublin Original
Nature of Deposition: Robbery, Stripping
Commissioners: John Sterne, William Aldrich
Deposition Transcription:

fol. 202r

John Grissell late of Gurtnelaharty in the Queens County Blacksmyth sworne and examjned sayth That on or about the xxviijth day of November last past he was forceibly expelled from deprived and robbed or otherwise dispoyled of his 3 farmes in the queens which he held for seuerall yeres in being worth (for his interest therein) of which he was and is dispoyled ffowrscore and tenn pownds of Cattle worth x li. of tooles and Iron x li. In lynen wollen cloth apparell pewter brasse & other howshold goodes worth xl li., three Iron bound <235 li.> Carrs worth vj li. In debts owing by robbed men lxxix li. j s. In all worth two hundreth thirtye five fiftie six powndes And further saith that the parties that soe Robbed deprived and dispoyled him this deponent of his goodes and Chattells are theis that follow vizt and that are in open hostility & carrying armes with for and amongst the other Rebells against his Maiesty & his protestant and Lojall subiects are theis that follow vizt Daniell Dun of Tynnehinch in the queens County gent: The 2 <A> elder sonns of John McMurtagh of Ballyknee gentleman James [ keat] sonn to Reymo Keating sonne to Reymond Keating of the parrish of Kilmamull in the same Countie. Garrott Keating of the same parish Laborer Knogher ô Linaghe of the same parish Laborer and divers others in their Companye whose names he cannott expresse amongst whom there were many women as cruell and children as cruell & forward as the men Rebells The children though yong being very bould in theare Roberries bidding the deponent and the rest of the English be gone out of the Cuntry & if they wold not be gone within a short tyme they shold be hanged And further sayth that theis parties here after mencioned are or lately were in actuall and absolute Rebellion vizt & have carryed armes with & for and amongst the presente Rebells against his Maiesty & Loyall subiects & that have done in their Rebellion very many cruelties and outrages are hereafter named vizt, Mortogh Dun of Dromyne <B> in the said County gentleman John McMurtoe of Balliknee gentleman Mortogh McShane of Mellick yeoman Rory Dun of Cappnelugg gent Rory oge ô Dun in the parrish of Kilnamull gent y all of the C Queens County Phelim Dun of Castlebracken gent Edmund Dun of the Park gent Captain of Rebells Art Mc

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McCormock of the parish aforesaid gentleman, Terrence Dun of <A> Kilcavan gent late a protestant and one of the Clarks of his Maiesties Corte of Exchequer at Dublin Donnoghe McArte of Gurtin gent Charles Dun of Brittas sonn and heire of Barnaby Dun of Brittas Esquire & Redmond Keatinge <hand> of the parish of Kilmanman Laborer and divers others their servants and tennants and tennants whose names he knows not or at least cannott Remember. And further saith that about or in January last the titulary popish Bishop of Kildare came to the howse of the said Barnaby Dun together with another man whose: & then and there by his perswasion or otherwise tooke out with him into Rebellion the said Charles Dun: whoe ever after (while this deponent was in that Cuntry vizt in one of the Castles of the said Barnaby Dun) contynued in Rebellion. And further sayth that at length after the said Barnaby Dun had kept themselfe from the Rebells <B> a good space: He the said Barnaby Dunn suffered the Rebells to have free Recourse vnto him & from tyme to tyme he and they were Conversant together before the deponent came out of that Cuntry: And further sayth that some of the Rebells aforesaid sayd publiquely that they were the Queens souldjers: & haveing Rebells stripped this deponent and his wiffe and children of their clothes exposeing them to want & the cold tyme and want of the yere: Soe that they had Like to haue perished
<Mr Stern Mr Aldrich>
John Grisselle
Jur 22o Augusti 1642
Will: Aldrich
John Sterne

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Queens County {181}
John Grissell Jur 22o Augusti 1642
Cert fact
Intr hand 28 no

Deponent Fullname: John Grissell
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Blacksmith
Deponent County of Residence: Queens County
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Daniell Dun, James Keating, Garrott Keating, Knogher , Mortogh Dun, John McMurtoe, Mortogh McShane, Rory Dun, Rory oge , Phelim Dun, Edmund Dun, Art McCormock, Terrence Dun, Donnoghe McArte, Barnaby Dun, Redmond Keatinge, Charles Dun, the Queen, Bishop of Kildare, Reymond Keating
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned