Deposition of John Johnson

Collection: Bysse Depositions

Citation: TCD, 1641 Depositions Project, online transcript January 1970
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Identifier: 828286r364


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

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

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John Johnson late of Kilgurtry in the parish of kiluar barony of Glanororte and within the County of kiery chandler (a brittish protestant) duely sworne and examined before vs by vertue of a Comission (beareing date the 5th day of March 1641) concern e ing the losses robberies & spoiles since this rebellion comitted vpon the brittish & protestants within the Province of Munster &c. deposeth and saith That vpon the first of January 1641 or therabouts & diuers times since the deponent lost was robbed and forceably dispoiled of his goods and Chattles to the seuerall values followeing v zt worth 288 li. 10 s.
Of cowes heiffers and one bull & horses to the value of one hundred three eight and Twenty thirtie pounds ten shillinges Of houshould=stuffe & Tallow to the value of Twenty thirtie pounds ten shillinges Of houshould=stuffe & Tallow to the value of fiftie Twenty pounds. Of hey price eight pounds. Of weareing apparell to the value of eight pounds. Of ready mony the sume of eighteene pounds. Of debts amounting to the sume of one hundred six and fiftie pounds due from Samuell James & Lancellot Burrell & Thomas Se xbee. And although he accounted the same good debts before the beginning of this his rebellion yeet in regard the said parties are protestants vtterly dissenabled by meanes of this rebellion therefore this deponent is not likely to gett satisfaction from them. The deponent saith that by meanes of this presente rebellion in Ireland the deponent was dispossessed of a quarter of the halfe a plow=land in the said County & of a house buylt by this deponent vpon the same with a garden ther e vnto belonging for seav en yeeres lease yeet vnexpired his enterest in the said lease was woorth before this rebellion ten pounds. The totall of his losses amounts to two hundred foure score and eight pounds ten shillinges. The deponent

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The deponent being further examined deposeth That aboute the day and yeere aboue written ffynnen mac <B> dermod of Creggine in the said County gentleman haueing three or foure armed men in Company with him & in the day time forceably droue & carryed away from of this deponents said land of kilgurtry aforesaid the deponents said Cowes & heifers likewise Teige mc ffynen of Ardtullihy in the said County gentleman vpon the second of January 1641 in the day time forceably tooke away this deponents said Cattle & horses he alsoe saith that all his neighbours round about him made havocke of the rest of this deponents goods. This deponent further saith That vpon the 24th day of June last or therabouts this deponent being then at the Iron=woorks of Glanororte aforesaid he there mett Owen o Sullyvane alias o Sullyvane more of dunkerane in the said County gentleman & this deponent being well acquainted with him before, made bould to ask him a question to this efecte, Sir I am sorry of what I heer that his Maiestie Should giue allowance or tolleration for the robbing & stripping of the English in this kingdome, freind quoth he it is true Inough for I assure you if I had not seene a Comission vnder the bloude his Maiesties hand my selfe, I would neuer haue gon out in this action myself , the like same woords or the like in effecte did this deponent heere spoken diuers times by daniell donogh mc ffynen of Ardtullihy in the said County gentleman Esquire & others. The deponent being further examined he saith That the vndernamed persons English and protestants did stay at the Iron mills of Glanororte aforesaid & there doe woorke for the said mc ffynen & doe cast weekly diuers pistolls and musketts the certeine number he canot

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Tell) the names of the said parties are these, George Cole of Glanororte aforesaid potter, Arthure Bible of the same myner Richard Lippell of the same smith & John Reyiner of the same smith; & further he lastly deposeth not that he was presente at Glanororte aforesaid when he heard the said donnell mc ffynen of Ardtullihy aforesaid say to some of his tenants therabouts whoe denyed to woorke at the Iron mills there without they were payed for their paynes he then answered haue I giuen order to yow, should to stripp and robb the English heer abouts of all they had & will you not nowe woorke for me or woords to that effecte & further he deposeth not

Jurat coram nobis
{ } Marty 1642
Phil: Bisse
Ric: williamson

John [mark] Johnson marke

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Deponent Fullname: John Johnson
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Chandler
Deponent County of Residence: Kerry
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Samuell James, Lancellot Burrell, Thomas Sexbee, ffynnen mac dermod, Teige mc ffynen, Owen o Sullyvane, George Cole, Richard Lippell, Arthure Bible, John Reyiner
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Debtor, Debtor, Debtor, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim