Deposition of Thomas Graves

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

Date: 1642-06-07
Identifier: 817031r044


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Longford & Westmeath
Deposition Type: Dublin Original
Nature of Deposition: Killing, Robbery, Stripping
Commissioners: John Sterne, William Hitchcock
Deposition Transcription:

fol. 31r

The deposicions of Thomas Graves clerk vic{ar} of Rathgarve in the countie of weastmeath deliuer { ed } tak{en} vpon his oath befor vs the 7th of July 1642.
And first the deponent sayeth that about the 24th d{ay} of October last that one captayn ffitc Symon{s} <A> & one Ricard deyse of ffowr whoe nowe is captayn with the rebells walter deyse of Ballacilmore with 3 s{core} or more rebells in their company with their naked weapons entered the deponents said house & then and ther felonious{ly} & rebelliously caried away & took with them 105 li. in ready money which the deponent then had vnder locks and keys with other parce{lls} of lynen & afterwards his neighbors from time to tim{e} robbed the this deponent of all other his goods cattells & chattells to the value of 100 li. & that the deponent hat{h} out in due dept amongest them which is lost the some of 178 li. & tha{t} that they expelled him from his Church liveing worth 80 li. per annum whereof one yeres proffitts is lost al{ready} soe that in the whole the deponents losse amounteth to the full some of 446 li. 10 s 4 d. besyds his church livings being 80 li. per annum
463 li.
446 10 s. 4 d.
80 li. per annum>
And this deponent further as of many murthers & bloodsheeding comitted by the rebells the deponent sayeth that about January last 3 poor englishe men being robbd by the rebells & strippd of their cloaths came to the earl of weast meath for releef whoe graciously had clothed them anew & su{plied} them with money for their passadg to Dublyn And being in their way some of {the} Rebells whose names [ ] or persons the deponent knowe{s} not, mett the sayd English men within 2 or mile to the said Earls house, whoe & maliciously & wicked ly murther{ed} twoe of the sayd English men & the third made a narow escape & came back to the sayd Earl, wher he with diver{s} other English wer mayntayned till of late the sayd Ea{rl} sent a convoy with them to tryme in which passadg ther was another englishmen murthered by the rebells ffurther as concerning what comanders & cheeftaynes th{e} said rebells hath And the deponent sayeth that one Robert nuge{nt} <B> of Carllanstown is their governour of the Rebells Captayn deyse of ffowr Andrewe boy boy Tuet esquire John hope & many o{thers} are whose names the deponent doth not knowe are cap{tayns} & leaders of the rebells And further deposeth not
Tho Graues
June 7to 1642.
John Sterne.
Will. Hitchcocke

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Deponent Fullname: Thomas Graves
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Clerk
Deponent County of Residence: Westmeath
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: ffitc Symon{s}, Ricard deyse, walter deyse, Robert nuge{nt}, Captayn deyse, Andrewe boy Tuet, John hope
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel