Deposition of Dauid Buck

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

Date: 1642-04-12
Identifier: 815217r291


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Queen's Co
Deposition Type: Dublin Original
Nature of Deposition: Desecration, Robbery, Words
Commissioners: John Sterne, Randall Adams
Deposition Transcription:

fol. 217r

<26> Dauid Buck of Clancos in the lordship of Mountrath sworne saith That he was robed about the 1 of November 1641 betwixt his son & him to the number of 52 head of Cattel to the valew of aboue 50 li. & was robed likewise of 16 head of horses to the valew of 16 li. by florence ffitzpaterick who had 12 of them & 4 of the Cows & a heifer, And that Robert Byerd had 2 of the said horses, And saith that Thadie O ffullan of Roscelton which robed the deponent of his sadalle nagge as he was vewing his ffarme) had layd 3 ambushes for him some of which haueing light of him puld him of his horse and most cruelly beate him, punching him with their pikes and setting a gunn to his breast bid him presently be gon Eng{lish dogg}e as he was or else he would shoot a brace of bullets into his {breast and} tould him when he desired but his nagge to carrie him away after they had robbed him of all that they would rather a great deale cut his throate & thrust him into a bogge then h{e w}ould doe him or any English dogge as they all weare any such kindnesse and that they would not leaue an English dogge as they called them in the Kingdome for they were the Queenes soldiers and had a commission ffrom her for what they did: the deponent further saith that they digg’d vp a number of the English graues & left the corps aboue ground to be abused by dogges or Hogges or any other rauenous creatures, in the Church of Clonenaugh in <symbol> the parish of Mountrath; and expressed exceedeing much malice against Mr Houlmstead their zealous & godly minister of that place; & further the deponent saith that they burned the fairest bible they euer he saw; & The deponent & his son were then further robed of 4 stacks of corne to the valew of 40 li. O f & deprived of Corne in ground in danger to be lost to the valew of 10 li. he t he party that threashed & carrid away the said stacks of corne was Laughlin MacKennye of Mountrath he the deponent was likewise robed of his househould goods to the valew of 5 li. of heay likewise to the valew of 10 li. the fruits of his garden to the losse of 3 li. 3 li. and alsoe for some 33 yeares to come to the valew of 100 & 40 li. for so much he was bidden for by Mr John Norrice
Dauid [mark] Buck his marke
Randall Adams
J: Sterne

Deponent Fullname: Dauid Buck
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent County of Residence: Queens County
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Thadie O ffullan, Laughlin MacKennye, Mr Houlmstead, the Queene, John Norrice
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Rebel, Rebel, Victim, Mentioned, Mentioned