Deposition of Elizabeth Jay

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

Date: 1643-09-29
Identifier: 815338r394


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Queen's Co
Deposition Type: Dublin Original
Nature of Deposition: Captivity, Death, Robbery, Words
Commissioners: Henry Brereton, Henry Jones
Deposition Transcription:

fol. 338r

Elizabeth the Relict of Anthony Jay late of Loggocorrin in the Queens County gent sworne & examined saith That since the begining of the present Rebellion vizt in December 1641 The deponents husband & shee were at Loggocorrin aforesaid & Timoge a f and at Corbally aforesaid deprived, robbed, and dispojled, of their Cattle horses sheepe Corne hay money debts howshold goods & other provision wollen Cloth yarne implements of husbandry & other goods and Chattells of the value & to their losse of five hundred and fforty pownd ster Whereof divers goodes and Chattells worth fowre hundred sixty eight powndes of the value of or thereabouts were deliuered vnto or othe r Garrett ffitzgarrett of Timoge in the same County Esquire in trust to be saffly kept for them and <A> to be accompted for, & redeliuered vnto them: and another part the said Garrett ffitzgarrett tooke for rent as he said due vnto him, which goods as shee is verely perswaded amounted to One hundred & fowrscore pownds or thereabouts: soe as all the goods which he the said Garrett fitzgarrett tooke and received from this deponent & her husband over and besids soe much as would amount to pay his rent came to CClxxx li. or thereaboutes
And the rest of their goods which they were deprived of att Corbally were taken away from them by those Rebells whome shee cannott name, Soe that her goods be & chattells which they absolutely Lost and were deprived of by meanes of the Rebellion otherwise then those of the value of 180 li. which might satisfy the said rent amounted to CCCLx li. sterlinge
And further saith that after their said goods were soe taken away <B> from them the Rebell Barnaby Dempsy of Knockardegurraghe Esquire surprised & imprisoned the said Anthony Jay & this deponent & their 7 children & her mother in lawe, & kept them without victualls & in great misery for 2 days & then turned them all out a begging (her mother in law being blynd) a begging into the Cuntry amongst the Rebells) saveing her husband, whom they kept nere 3 weeks in extreame misery threatening him daily with death, and at length they turned him away yet in such poore and miserable case, That he languished, and dyed within [ ] 3 months after or thereabouts And about that tyme this deponents said mother in law & 4 of the children being vpon the matter perished by could and want died also e And this deponent with her

fol. 338v

other children being fled to Ballilenan Castle there stayd in great want vntill about 2 months since when the Castle aforesaid was by the Erle of Castlehaven: Mr <A> ffitzgarrett of Ballishannon and Robert Harpoole of Shrewle, & Thomas Ovington of Ballyletheys & other Rebells besieged and and subdewed the same And further saith that after they this deponent and her husband had Lost and were deprived of their goods as aforesaid and <B> were gone from their habitacions, the said Garret ffitzg{arr}ett Conceiveing (as she thincketh) That if they escape{d ou}t of the Cuntry with their Liues They would complaine against him for his treacherous cruelty in takeing a{nd} keepeing from them their goods Then the said Garr{et} ffitzgarrett to Cullor his wickednes sayd if they would returne againe to their farmes & become his tenants againe: he would restore some of their goods and would warrant and defend them against all the irish
<Mr Dr J. Mr P Mr B>
Elizabeth [mark] Jay mark
Jur 29o Sept 1643
Hen: Jones
Hen: Brereton

Deponent Fullname: Elizabeth Jay
Deponent Gender: Female
Deponent Occupation: Widow
Deponent County of Residence: Queens County
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Anthony Jay, Garrett ffitzgarrett, Barnaby Dempsy, Erle of Castlehaven, Mr ffitzgarrett, Robert Harpoole, Thomas Ovington
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Victim, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel