Deposition of Francis Louett

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

Identifier: 832165v161


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Cavan
Deposition Type: Dublin Original
Nature of Deposition: Arson, Assault, Captivity, Multiple Killing, Robbery, Stripping
Deposition Transcription:

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ffrancis Louett late of Cloneneny in the parish of < C > Dromlane & County of Cauan ffarmer aged 46: yeares or therabouts duly sworne vpon the holy Evangelists & examined by vertue of his oath saith
That one Oliuer Smith told this deponent that he saw about 23o October < 1641 > one Thomas Burrowes of Stradone gent driving and carriing away of divers of the poore English Cattle of their Lands & that the said Olliuer did endeauor to rescue his Cattle from the said Burrowes & his Company but could not.
This Examinant further deposeth that vpon Sonday after the first insurrection one Roory Maguire of Maguires Bridge Com ffermanagh gent brother to the late lord Maguire and one lieftenant Graham of neer Newton with fouer of of his the said Grahams sonnes & divers others of the Irish Rebels to the number of 400 came to Newtowne & then & there forced < Com ffermanagh> the inhabitants therin by them besiedged to yeild vnto them & therupon entred the said towne & stript & murthered one Mr Lane & his wife there being & divers others & after they had plundered the said towne & done their willes they burned the said towne, this deponent then being a prisoner amongst them, And two of the Rebells being appointed to Kill him this deponent he by god providence & assistance escaped away from them and came neer to his owne house at Cloneny aforesaid where one Donell < D > o Leeragh told him that Thomas mc Donell boy mc Patrick of Dirrivoley and Cohonaght mc Donell boy of the same & Tirlogh mc Donell boy of the same with many others were then robbing & plundering this deponents house, this deponent also then did see the said Thomas mc Donell boy Cutting & ripping up of one of this deponents ffeather beds.
Also this deponent saith that Jacob o Leeragh tooke this deponents troop horse saddle bridle & case of pistolls (he

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this deponent being then a Trooper vnder the Comand of Sir John Borlase knight) and caried them to Phillip mc Hugh mc Shane o Rely to his Campe
This deponent further saith that about a weeke after the < E > first insurrection one William Moore of Tullevinne Com Cauan gent riding vpon a great bay horse of one Mr Philpott that maried the Lady Buttler did overtake this deponents brother William Louett then in Company with this deponent by the way from Belterbert towards Dublin & there assalted the said William and robbed him & tooke from him a bundle of goods wherin were scarfes & other goods value 4 or 5 li. and the said Moore did also then seaze on the said William & tooke him prisoner & sent him back to Belterbert with by two Rebels by the said Moore purposely brought and after the said William Louet was brought to Belterbert he was there questioned & thrice upon the ladder to be hanged for making away of some powder which his master Capten Cressy sent him to make away.
< f > he further deposeth that Phillip mc Hugh o Rely did giue order to one ffarrell o Rely a Tobacco marchant to be the cheife Conductor to convoy the poore stript English from Belterbert to the English pale who by the way tooke money at 2 seueralle tymes from the said English (this deponent then being one of them) and afterwards being mett and sett upon by another party of Rogues the said ffarrell o Rely did ioyne with them & did help to strippe this deponent & the rest of the English being then in number about seauenteen hundred persons, this was about 10 daies after the first insurrection
And further this Examinant cannot depose
the marke of
ffrancis Louett

Deponent Fullname: ffrancis Louett
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Farmer
Deponent County of Residence: Cavan
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Thomas Burrowes, Roory Maguire, lieftenant Graham, Thomas mc Donell boy mc Patrick, Cohonaght mc Donell boy, Jacob o Leeragh, Phillip mc Hugh mc Shane o Rely, William Moore, ffarrell o Rely, John Borlase, Mr Philpott, Lady Buttler, Capten Cressy, lord Maguire, William Louett
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Victim