Deposition of Richard Ridgis

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

Date: 1642-01-17
Identifier: 817056r061


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Longford & Westmeath
Deposition Type: Dublin Original
Nature of Deposition: Robbery, Words
Commissioners: John Watson, William Hitchcock
Deposition Transcription:

fol. 56r

Richard Ridgis of the land Named By the name of the land of the tonagh in the paroch of Killickan in the Barrony of Fobilagh within the Cowntie of west Meath Sworne and examined deposeth that one or abouts the Feast Day of St Simon & Jude last he wase Forceably Robbed and Dispoyled at tonagh in the Cowntie Before Said of his goods and Chatles to the value Followinge vidz in Milch Catle Steres and heyfers Mares and Cowlts and Swine of two hundreth Sixtene pownds and tene Shillings of Corne to the value of twentie pownds of howseholdgoods & appa r rell to the value of twelfe pownds Redie Money layd out in Improuinge of the beforesaid land Fortie <295-10-00> pownds in hay 7 li. All amountinge to two hundreth Fower Score and 15 li. Eight pownds and tene Shillings Star Moreouer the Said Richard Ridgis deposeth that about 3 weeks after the Same time he wase Foreceably Robbed and Dispoyled at a vilage Called and Knowne By the Name of Knockbrue in the parish of CastleJordon in the Cowntie of east Meath of his goods and Chatles {to the values} Followinge vidz in Milch Catle to the value of threscore and Fiue pownds and tene Shillings in Steares and hayfers and [ ] twentie pownds in Mares and Cowlts Six pownds in rents Redy Money fifteene twenty pownds in Corne Seauen pownds in hay vij li. By his Improuemente the Interest of his Farme worth threscore fowre Score pownds in Bacon worth thre pownds all amountinge in that Farme of Knockabrue to a hundreth nintie and thre pownds and tene Shillings Star all amountinge in Boeth Farmes to fower hundreth sixty nyne Fower Score and tene pownds sixtie six fiftie seaven or thereabouts By the hands and Meanes of {} <A> John Dowdall Captaine whose Dwellinge is neare Kelles and his Companie beinge in Number twentie fiue or thereabout{s} < { } this deponent knoweth not but the names by the Informacion of other his Rebble neighbors { } { } vizt one { } Fordham sonne { } F ordham { }gent an appren ={ tice }w i t h on e nugent a vintner { } whoe said { } were Traytors> And thes traiters Reported themselues to be the Quenes Sou{ldiers} and they also thretened to birne the howsinge vpon the land if any Resis{tance} Should be made against them and thes traiterous w{ } Spoken and leude actions Comitted by the parson b{ } about the tim{e} beforeSaid { } the Said { }
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fol. 56v

and Circumstancis Conserninge this presente Rebelion and the outragis aforeSaid I Knowe to be true But the Said Robbery and Dispoyle Donn and Comitted vpon the good and Chatils of the Said Richard Ridgis vpon his Farme of Knockabrue in the parish of Castle Jordon in the Cowntie of east Meath as it is Reported by the tenants of the land and Negbors there vnto adioyninge wase by the Rebells Donn and Committed By the Griffines of Griffines towne in the <A> Cowntie of west Meath and Seuerall of the sonns of Darsies Sonnes of Rattin in the Same Cowntie and one James Delamar{ } of Griffines towne beforesaid and Seuerall other of the next Negbors Beinge tenants to Sir Luke ffitz Garritt Knight
and this deponent his crediblie informed that many whoe were protestants haue revolted as one John Titley in the Parish of Killickan Edward Mosley neere Clanard in Com Eastmeath
Also the deponent saith That he cannot relate the names of all the parties actors in the foresaid rebellious actions ictions but by the informacion of his Credible neighbors Thomas Elkes some of theire names are as followeth viz one Ffordham sonne to Parson Ffordham oneNuge{nt} <B.> apprentice toNugent a vintner of Dublin. Hugh o Rely whoe said as this deponent is informed that all the English were Traytors and that the Palsgrave was Kinge of England and that the King was gone into Scotland an{d} that if any English did resist or complayne the Rebells had power to put them to death and sayd that they had had the Kings broad seale for what they did
the marke of {mark} Richard
Alsoe the substance this Last Clause is deposed by the said Thomas Elkes deposed & examined alsoe
Tho: [mark] Elkes his marke
[ ] Jur: 17o. Jan. 1641.
Joh Watson:
Will: Hitchcock

Deponent Fullname: Richard Ridgis, Thomas Elkes
Deponent Gender: Male, Male
Deponent County of Residence: Westmeath,
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: John Dowdall, * Fordham, * Fordham, * Griffines, * Darsies, James Delamar, John Titley, Thomas Elkes, * Nuge{nt}, Luke ffitz Garritt
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Mentioned