Deposition of William Chambers

Collection: Bysse Depositions

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

Date: 1642-10-13
Identifier: 829013r011


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

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

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William Chambers late of Cappah in the parish of Kilrush barony of Moyfarta & within the County of Clare gentleman (a brittish protestant) duely sworne and examined by vertue of &c deposeth & saith That on or about Christmas last & since the begining of this presente rebellion in Ireland he lost was robbed and forceably dispoyled of his goods and Chattles to the seuerall values followeing vz t worth 1519 li.
Of Cowes heffers steeres mares horses geldinges sheepe and swine to the value of six hundred foure & thirtie pounds Of houshould stuffe to the value of fiftie pounds Of one boate with the tackling to the value of fi ue pounds Of hay & Corne in the haggard or house to the value of one hundred and fifteene pounds Of turfe for fireinge to the value of of fifteene pounds Of Corne left in ground nowe lost by meanes of this rebellion to the value of three hundred pounds The deponent saith that by meanes of this presente rebellion in Ireland he was dispossessed of his said farme of Cappagh wherin he hath a lease of eleven yeeres yeett to come woorth fourtie foure score pounds per annum aboue the landlords rent this deponent haueing layd out at least two hundred pounds in buyldings & other Improuements vpon the same wherin he is damnified foure hundred pounds The totall of his losses amounts to one thousand fiue hundred & nynteen e pounds This deponent saith that the same time (this deponent belieues) that he was robbed by Sir daniell o Brienes tenants & servants by nigh{t}

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his cause of knowledge is that donnell o Daly one of this deponents servants sawe parte of this deponents sheepe vpon the said Sir Daniells land & likewise this deponents swine, & one of his geldings <B> Teige o Brien one of the said Sir daniells sons took to his owne possession & ridd dayly of the same Alsoe this deponent saith that his said Corne hay & turffe were taken away aboute the time by the said Sir daniells servants & caried the same in a warlike manner into Ballykett one of the said Sir Daniells houses: This deponent saith that after this deponents said Cattle & goods were taken away one M o hon e mc Encroe Ensigne to Connor o Brien of Bally mc Coody in the said County Esquire one of the said Sir daniells sons was sent by the said Sir daniell to the said Towne of Kilrush & then & there apprehended this deponent together with Maximilliam Graneere, Jacob Graneere & John Graneere protestants & in the nature of malefactors or Traytors (being euer his Maiesties true subiects) tooke these deponents prisoners & caryed <C> them to Ballykett aforesaid & afterwards caryed them to Kilrush againe & gott them kepte them prisoners eight dayes, dureing which time the said Teige o Brien tould this deponent that they (meaneing the rebells) had the kinges broade seale for what they did, He likewise saith that the said Sir daniell took away all the Cattle of William Moore of Kilcarrull in the said County yeoman & afterwards

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gaue the said Moore a protection whoe notwithstanding aboute May <D> last was murthered by dermod o Neile of the same yeoman & one of the said Sir daniells tenants (as it is credibly supposed) He likewise saith that Robert Hill of Carrundoly & his wife & family Judith Clancy of Ballinoly in the said County widdowe William Newland of Kilmurry in the said County gentleman & his wife Grace Mayden wife to Thomas Mayden of Kilrush aforesaid yeoman & Joane Kent of BallymcKrenan in the said County wife to John Kent of the same yeoman her children & family John Vsher of G arran in the said County gentleman Ann Meverell of Ballynote in the said County spenster all English protestants were stripped by the rebells their names he knoweth not Hee lastly saith that Murtagh Considen of Lisenene in the same clerke, donogh o daly & Charles ffoord of Dunbegg in the said County yeoman are all of them since this rebellion turned papists
William Chambers
Jurat coram nobis
13o Octobris 1642
Phil: Bisse
Tristram WhetCombe
Ro: Southwell

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The examination of
William Chambers


Deponent Fullname: William Chambers
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Gentleman
Deponent County of Residence: Clare
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: daniell o Briene, Teige o Brien, Mohon mc Encroe, Connor o Brien, dermod o Neile, Murtagh Considen, donogh o daly, Charles ffoord, Robert Hill, William Moore, Judith Clancy, William Newland, Grace Mayden, Thomas Mayden, Joane Kent, John Kent, John Vsher, Ann Meverell, Maximilliam Graneere, Jacob Graneere, John Graneere, donnell o Daly
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Apostate, Apostate, Apostate, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Witness