Deposition of Stephen Towse

Collection: Bysse Depositions

Citation: TCD, 1641 Depositions Project, online transcript January 1970
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Identifier: 825045r038


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Cork
Deposition Type: Bysse
Nature of Deposition: Robbery, Lost By Debt
Commissioners: Philip Bisse, Richard Williamson
Deposition Transcription:

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Stephen Towse late of the towne & parish of Michellstowne alias Bridgowne barrony of Condon & Clangibbon & within the com o{f} Corke merchant (a brittish protestant duely sworne & examined before vs by vertue of a Comission etc: deposeth & sayth that about the 14th of March 164{2} he lost was robbed & forceably dispoyl{ed} of his goods & Chattles to the seuerall values followeinge vizt worth 289 li. 10 s. par{t} consisting of debts
Of Cowes horses Mares and swine to th{e} value of Thirty three pounds ten shillin{gs} Of houshould stuffe to the value of foure and twenty pounds Of Marchandry war e taken from him to the value of Thirty fiue pou{nds} Of hay in house to the value of foure pounds he likewise sayth that And aboute th{e} 14th day of ffebruary 1642 three of this d{e}ponents houses in the towne aboue mencion{ed } to his loss and damage were burnt by the rebells whose names he knoweth not, in one of the said hous{es} he had a lease of Eleaven yeares t{o} come worth coibus annis foure pounds per annum ouer and aboue the landlords rent wherein he conceaues himselfe damni{f y }ed to the value of twenty pounds O{f} another lease of two liues to come worth coibus annis three pounds per ann{um} ouer and aboue the Land lords rent w{her}ein he conceaues himself damnifyed t{o} the value of eightene pounds of

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Of the other lease he had a terme of sixtene yeares to come worth coibus annis fiftye shillings per annum ouer & aboue the landlords rent wherein he conceaues himselfe damnifyed to the value of fiftene pounds Of debts amounting to the sume of one hundred & forty pounds which ere this rebellion were estemed good debt but now become desperatt by reason the debtors are impouerished protestants vizt William ffei l d and many others which are disabled by this rebellion & the rest due by papists and who are out in open & actuall <B> rebellion as Dauid mc Garrald of Colane in the com of Limericke gent John mc Cragh of Lylbeheny in the said Com gentleman And Donnogh mc Cragh his brother of the same gent Edmond Condon of Cargane in the said com of Corke gentleman Thomas mc Cragh of Killcro in the com of Limericke gentl Ennis Oge nere vnto the same place gent Edmond Condon of Turbogh in Com of Cork gent Edmond Condon of Carganowure in the said com gent And John Condon his father of the same gen{t} and diuers others who now he cannott remember (and therefore this deponent canott gett any satisfactions from any of them The totall of his losses amounts to the sume of Two hundred eighty nyne pounds ten shillings And further he canott depose
Stephen Towse
{Jurat} coram
{no}bis 13o
{ } 1642
Phil: Bisse Ric: williamson

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Stephen Towse

Deponent Fullname: Stephen Towse
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Merchant
Deponent County of Residence: Cork
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: William ffeild, Dauid mc Garrald, John mc Cragh, Donnogh mc Cragh, Edmond Condon, Thomas mc Cragh, Ennis Oge, Edmond Condon, Edmond Condon, John Condon
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Debtor, Debtor, Debtor, Debtor, Debtor, Debtor, Debtor, Debtor, Debtor, Debtor