Deposition of Richard Taylor

Collection: Bysse Depositions

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

Date: 1642-09-29
Identifier: 828267r348


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Cork & Kerry
Deposition Type: Bysse
Nature of Deposition: Assault, Robbery, Stripping, Words
Commissioners: Philip Bisse, Robert Southwell, Tristram Whetcombe
Deposition Transcription:

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Richard Taylor of Gortroe in the parish of Aghadoe barony of Maguinhy & within the County of kiery gentleman (a brittish protestant) duely sworne & examined by vertue of &c. deposeth & saith. That on or aboute Christmas last & diuers times since the begining of this presente rebellion in Ireland he lost was robbed and fforceably dispoyled of his goods and Chattles to the seuerall values followeing vizt worth 690 li.
Of Cowes mares & horses to the value of one hundred & thirtie pounds. Of houshould stuffe & prouision to the value of twenty pounds Of Corne in the haggard to the value of one hundred pounds . This deponent further saith that by meanes of this rebellion he was dispossessed of two plowlands of Gortron aforesaid wherof he hath a lease of fortie fiue yeeres to come & bestowed much chardges in buylding & other necessary Improuements at least six score pounds vpon the same woorth to this deponent ouer & aboue t he landlords rent forty foure pounds per annum his lease he conceaues woorth to be brought & sould foure hundred & ffortie pounds. The totall of his losses amounts to six hundred foure score & ten pounds. He further saith that aboute the first riseing of the rebells in those partes this deponent being assaulted night & day by the enemy he had noe other refuge to saue his goods but to send them to my lady Browne to Rosse in the said County which she denied de yed excepte this deponent had giuen her [ ] a deede of

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gift of his said goods whereby she possessed thereof helf of this deponents said goods & after shee haueing bestowed taken the one halfe of this deponents cattle <B> for keepeing the rest & afterwards [ ] warned {him} this deponent out of her Castle & euer since detaineth theis deponents said goods. This deponent {he} lastly saith that he being in discourse at the (aboute Candlemas last) & in with one James Roch of Killar{ny} in the said County merchant this deponent then complaineing of the cruell disposition of the Irish in robbing & stripping the English then the said Roch there answered they did nothing but by Comission from his Maiesty vnder the broade seale, & likewise saith that he sawe a lettre sent from Edmond Hussey nere Mullahiffe in the said County Esquire desireing the said lady Browne to turne the poore English out of her said Castle & to convey them vnto the County of Corke, with a smale share of their goods with them. & further he deposeth not

Richard Tailler
Jurat coram nobis
29o 7bris 1642
Tristram WhetCombe
Phil: Bisse
Ro: Southwell

Richard Taylor examination

The examination of
Richard Taylor

Deponent Fullname: Richard Taylor
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Gentleman
Deponent County of Residence: Kerry
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: lady Browne, James Roch, Edmond Hussey
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Rebel, Mentioned, Mentioned