Deposition of John Smith

Collection: Bysse Depositions

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

Date: 1642-10-11
Identifier: 829011r010


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Clare & Limerick
Deposition Type: Bysse
Nature of Deposition: Apostacy, Robbery, Words
Commissioners: Philip Bisse, Robert Southwell
Deposition Transcription:

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John Smith of Lattonne in the parish of Killina seely & barony of Bunratty & within the County of Clare yeoman gentleman by his (a brittish protestant) duely sworne & ex amined before vs by vertue of &c deposeth & saith That on or aboute the 15th of January last and since the begining of this presente rebellion in Ireland he lost was robbed & forceably dispoyled of his goods and Chattles to the seuerall values followeing vyd worth 1354 li. 13 s. 8 d.
Of Cowes yeer l ings heffers horses mares sheepe & swine to the value of seaven hundred foure score & fifteene pounds Of houshould stuffe to the value of thirteene pounds thirteene shill & eight pe n ce Of hay & Corne in the haggard house to the value of one hundred and fiftie three score & ten pounds Of Corne & rape seede in ground nowe lost by meanes of this rebellion to the value of two hundred & fiftie pounds Of Impleme n ts of husbandry six te ene pounds The deponent saith that by meanes of this presente rebellion in Ireland he is dispossessed of the said land Latonne wherin he hath a lease for life woorth to this deponent aboue the landlords rent one hundred pounds per annum haueing layed out in building fenceing & bankeing the same from the sea at least one hundred & ten pounds & conceaues himselfe damnified soe much in looseing the beneffitt of the same Of wood & fireing to the value of fortie shill The totall of his losses amounts to one thousand three hundred fiftie foure pounds thirteene shillings & eight pen{ce}

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<symbol> And that by the hand and meanes of the vnder <B> named persons vyd Oliuer delahoide of [ffonerloe] in the said County Esquire accompanyed with fortie or fiftie men armed with pikes swords & guns aboute the 15th of January as aforesaid came of night vpon this deponents said land & with force & armes caryed away nyne & thirty cowes & one bull of this deponents proper goods Likewise Mahowne Kilreely one of the servants of John mc Nemara of Buyreske in the said County gentleman being then one of the warders of the said John at the castle of Claghamebry aboute the first of ffebruary with like force & armes in a rebellious maner droue & caryed away in the day time two geldings one mare fourteene cowes & seaven score & all sheepe Allsoe the very same day donogh mc Nemara of Ballyheny in the said County gentleman & Teige mc Nemara of the same gentleman with force & armes conveyed & caryed away twenty cowes three score sheepe skins & three barrells of mault & a haire cloth Vpon the same day came vpon this deponents said land donogh <C> mc Nemara the elder of Ballyheny aforesaid gentlemen & forceablely tooke away nynteene horses mares & geldinges & two Cowes Vpon the same day Teige mc donell Reagh mc Nemara of duharta in the said County gentleman & donnell mc Nemara alias mc Nemara ffyn of Knoppoge in the said County gentleman <{ }of > their Tenants & followers whose names this deponent doth not remember with like force & armes tooke away from of this deponents said land eight hundred & all sheepe The deponent further saith

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<D> That Rowland Bourke of Insh in the said County merchant aboute Candlemas last in the day time came vpon this deponents land accompanyed with twenty or thirty men armed with swords & staves & drove & carryed away 29 cowes fiue & twenty ewes of this deponents flocke lastly likewise Cornelius Keating neere ffonerloe in the said County gentleman tooke away aboute the same time one mare & a coult of this deponents goods And Loghlin mc Henry of Ballykelly tooke away one of this deponents cowes And lastly this deponent saith that aboute the time above specified he left eight reeks of corne in the custody & protection of John mc Teige mc Nemara of Moyreske in the said County whoe deteined the same from this deponent & converted the same to his owne vse He further saith that aboute the Two & twentieth of 7ber last after the Castle of Clare in the said County was deliuered vp vpon quarter this deponent was presente at Bunratty where the right honourbale the Earle of Thomond demanding the reason why they did comitt such or words to that effect rebellious & outrageous actions against the kings subiects or wordes to that effecte dermod o Brien of [Bunhele] in the the said County Esquire Christopher Brien the lord of Inshquins brother Connor o Brien of Lemy within the said County gentleman & donogh mc Nemara all capteines amongst the rebells likewise then presente who were among others at the siedge the said Castle the said dermod รด Brien answered & sayd that they made noe question to Justifie what they did & that it was for the king & that they had direccions for it
John Smith
Jurat coram nobis 11o 8bris 1642
Phil: Bisse Ro: Southwell
<William Costelloe of lissiffin in the said County gentleman John Geo: Bonfield of Quin in the said County glouer Ann Bayly of the same widdow Cornelius Keating of lateen in the said County gentleman Richard Mills of R[inyne] smith were formerly protestants & since this rebellion turned papists as this deponent is credibly informed>

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John Smiths examination

Deponent Fullname: John Smith
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Gentleman
Deponent County of Residence: Clare
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: donogh mc Nemara, Mahowne Kilreely, donogh mc Nemara, Teige mc Nemara, Oliuer delahoide, Teige mc donell Reagh mc Nemara, donnell mc Nemara, Rowland Bourke, Cornelius Keating, Loghlin mc Henry, John mc Teige mc Nemara, dermod o Brien, Christopher Brien, Connor o Brien, John mc Nemara, Earle of Thomond, William Costelloe, Geo: Bonfield, Ann Bayly, Cornelius Keating, Richard Mills
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Mentioned, Mentioned, Apostate, Apostate, Apostate, Apostate, Apostate