Deposition of Nicholas Ratcliffe

Collection: Bysse Depositions

Citation: TCD, 1641 Depositions Project, online transcript January 1970
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Date: 1642-04-25
Identifier: 828264r346b


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Cork & Kerry
Deposition Type: Bysse
Nature of Deposition: Robbery, Stripping, Lost By Debts
Commissioners: Nicholas Bagbere, Philip Bisse, Richard French
Deposition Transcription:

fol. 264r


Nicholas Ratcliffe of Gortegasse in the parish of kenma rra Barony of Glanororte within the County of kiery (a Brittish protestant) beinge duely swo rne & examined before vs by virtue of his Maiesties Comission to vs & oth ers directed (beareing date the 5th day of March the 17th yeare of his Maiesties raigne that nowe is) touching the Losses susteined by the English & Brittish nation within the province of Munster deposeth and saith. That on or aboute the 15th of January last & since the begining of this present rebellion he was robbed & forceably dispoyled of his goods Chattles & debts to the values following vizt of 508 li. 16 s. part consisting of
Of his cowes mares horses & swine to the value of a hundred pounds of his corne in the haggard or withi n his house, one hundred and ten pounds . of his In terest in the farme of Gortgl asse aforesaid fiftie pounds st er l ing of his linnen wool len & other hous houldstuffe wo o rth twentie two & thirtie pounds of his hay ten pounds And the deponent further saith that he was expelled & driuen away from his said farme & house where he left corne in ground woorth twentie pounds , by which he expectes to reape noe benefitt the nexte haruest without there be quietnes & peace in those partes In other goods & tanned hides, one hundred & foure score & ten pounds sterling In debts due vpon donnell mac Cnogher Reagh, donogh mc Shane of kenmarra aforesaid & dermod mc Shane roe of the same nowe in rebellion six pounds sixteene shillings, & although he esteemed the same as goode debts, yett he doth expecte neuer to receaue any part thereof dureing this rebellion, This deponent further saith that he was presente when the matter of three score persons yonge & ould were of English & protestants were stripped of their clothes & all they had by some of the servants & tenants of donogh mc ffynnen Cartie & his brothers And further he cannot depose. The totall of his losses amounts to foure fiue hundred nynty & eight pounds sixteene shillings

Nicholas [mark] Ratcliffes marke
Jurat coram nobis 25 April 1642
Nic: Philpot
Phil: Bisse
Richard ffrench

fol. 264v


The Examination of Nicholas
Ratcliffe 284


Deponent Fullname: Nicholas Ratcliffe
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent County of Residence: Kerry
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: donnell mac Cnogher Reagh, donogh mc Shane, dermod mc Shane roe, donogh mc ffynnen Cartie
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Debtor, Debtor, Debtor, Mentioned