Deposition of Isaak Graneere

Collection: Bysse Depositions

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

Date: 1642-11-25
Identifier: 829020r016


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Clare & Limerick
Deposition Type: Bysse
Nature of Deposition: Captivity, Robbery, Words, Lost By Debts
Commissioners: Henry Rugg, Philip Bisse
Deposition Transcription:

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Isaak Graneere late of the Towne & parish of Kilrush barony of moyfarta and within the County & Count y of Clare gentleman (an Irish protestant ) deposeth duely sworne and examined before vs by vertue of &c deposeth and saith That on or about Christmas last & since the begining of this presente rebellion in Ireland he lost was robbed & forceably dispoiled of his goods and Chattles to the value of seuerall values followeing vz t 185 li. 6s.
Of horses to the value of Twelue pounds Of armes & weareing apparell to the value of three pounds Of debts amounting to the sume of one hundred three score & ten pounds six shillinges, due from the vndernamed persons vzd Jaques Graneere late of Kilrush aforesaid Thomas Serley of lymerick Esquire & John Scuse of Kilrush aforesaid husbandman and although he accounted the same goode debts before the begining of this rebellion yeett in regard the said parties are protestants vtterly disenabled by meanes of this rebellion therefore this deponent canot gett satisfaction from them The deponent totall of his losses amounts to one hundred foure score and fiue pounds six shillinges The deponent saith that abou{t} the last of ffebruary last Sir Donnell o Bryen of Ballykett in the said County knight sent a letter to Dunegory castle to the said Jacques Graneere, where he & diuers English & protestants betook themselues for their safguard desireing that he would send to Kilrush aforesaid to thresh out his corne & cary it to the said Castle for his rel{iefe} wherevpon the said Jaques litle mistrusting any treach{ery}

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sent this deponent & his brothers Maximillian Graneere, Jacob Graneere & William Chambres to Kilrush aforesaid aboute the threshing of the said Corne whoe noe sooner came thither but were besett by three score rebells parte of Sir Connor O Briens company eldest son to the said Sir Donnell & after <B> dissarmeing of this deponent & the rest apprehended them & kepte them prisoners eight dayes or therabouts & vpon the eight day being brought before the said Sir Donnell to be examined he then heard the said Sir Donnell Interogat with one of his tenants Dermod รด Karmoody then present sayeing Sarra wherefore didst thou take away Graneere the Ductchmans cowes the fellow answered Sir It was by your woorshipps directions, the said Sir Donnell Replyeing that I directed you soe to doe, my comand was not to sell them or to make them away & adding further quoth he Saira if euer the Kinge of England Recouer the kingdom of Ireland the Englishman will haue his cowes againe by lawe but if the king of Ireland & the gentry of this same kingdome mainteine the same keepe the kingdome be sure you wilbe answerable for the said Cowes towards the maintenance of the Irish our army & further he deposeth not And lastly deposeth & saith That vpon the [ ] of January last one Cahir mc G [ arnan] o f d[ ] in the said County gent leman came to Ki lrush aforesaid and aboute twelue a clocke in the day time assaul t ed the son of Thomas Mayden of the same Inkeper & in a riotous maner broke open his doore & tooke away a pott of [ ] & being pursued & apprehended & brought before the said Sir Donell he [ ] [ ] comitting such burglary in that [any] [ ]
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Isaack Grannye
Jurat coram nobis
25o Nov: 1642
Phil: Bisse
Hen: Rugge

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The examination of
Isaake Graneere
Clare 227

Deponent Fullname: Isaak Graneere
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Gentleman
Deponent County of Residence: Clare
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Jaques Graneere, Thomas Serley, John Scuse, Donnell o Bryen, Connor O Brien, Dermod , Maximillian Graneere, Jacob Graneere, William Chambres
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Debtor, Debtor, Debtor, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Victim, Victim, Victim