Deposition of Ellenor Keys

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

Date: 1642-06-08
Identifier: 815230r303


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Queen's Co
Deposition Type: Dublin Original
Nature of Deposition: Assault, Killing, Robbery, Stripping
Commissioners: Henry Brereton, John Sterne
Deposition Transcription:

fol. 230r

Ellenor Keys the relict of Lieutennant Thomas Keys Late of Banoghery in the Queens Countie gent sworne and examjned saith: That about a doe since the begining of the presente rebellion vizt about the begining of December Last her said late husband & shee were first deprived robbed or otherwise dispoyled of his goodes and chattells of the values following vizt of beasts and Cattle worth lxviij li. sheepe worth lx li. xxx li., horses, Mares & naggs worth fowrscore and twoe powndes, swyne 5 li. 10 s. Corne worth and Malt worth CCxvj li. x s. Hay xj li. Corne in the grownd worth 100 li. One silver bowle gold rings Howseholdstuff provition & armes worth xviij li. v s. one bible worth xxij s . ster And is deprived of a stone howse which cost in building 200 li., which she verely beleeveth is or wilbe burned or spoyled & is expelled from the proffitts of her freehold Landes ever since the beginning of the presente rebellion which are worth 60 li. per annum and from the proffitts of a leas which of the lands of Lerogee and Creroe which before the rebellion was worth clerely xxx li. per annum the Leas haveing contynuance for 3 yeres in being Soe that his whole present e Losse by reason of the Rebellion cometh to s ix hundreth fifty one pownds ster nyne hundreth eighty fowre powndes ster beside s the future proffits <of his lands & farmes worth 90 li. per annum> And further saith that fflorence fitzpatrick of Castletowne Esquire Colonell of rebells <A> Andrew ffitzpatrick of Castle ffleming gentleman Dermod <A> ffitzpatrick the yonger of Clonebe gentleman Edm: fitzpatrick Morgan McBrian Cavenghe of Balliraghen gent Laughlin Roe fitzpatrick, & Kedagh McGeoghegan Cheefe rebells all of the barrony of Vpper Ossery and queens County and one of the sonns of Mr Welsh of the Graige in the County of Kilkenny which wicked rebbells did first most wickedly & att the tyme of the takeing away of the said goods most cruelly kill and murther Alexander Keyes sonn to the said Tho: Keys & to this deponent

fol. 230v

And about tenn dayes after the said Rebells rebelliouslie <A> seized on the person of her said husband lieutennant Tho: Keys, and him stript stark naked, and soe carried him on the bare back of a horse seven myles from the place where they first surprised him: pearceing & wounding him with darts and after both shooting him throughe and hanging him to death before and in the view of his Maiesties garrison of Burres which the Rebells hadd then beleaguered, & now is as she is verely perswaded either conquered & ouercomen by the Rebells or els at the best is by them miserably distressed
deposed Junij 8o 1642 before vs
Hen: Brereton
John Sterne


fol. 231r

We his Maies ti e s Commission appointed for her

then Jo

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fol. 231v


Queens county
Ellenor Keys Jur 8 Junij 1642
Cert fact
Intr hand 1 dec


Deponent Fullname: Ellenor Keys
Deponent Gender: Female
Deponent Occupation: Widow
Deponent County of Residence: Queens County
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Thomas Keys, fflorence fitzpatrick, Andrew ffitzpatrick, Dermod ffitzpatrick, Edm: fitzpatrick, Morgan McBrian Cavenghe, Laughlin Roe fitzpatrick, Kedagh McGeoghegan, Mr Welsh, Alexander Keyes
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Victim, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Mentioned, Victim