Deposition of Neptune Blood

Collection: Bysse Depositions

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

Date: 1642-11-11
Identifier: 829026r020


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Clare & Limerick
Deposition Type: Bysse
Nature of Deposition: Multiple Killing, Robbery, Lost By Debts
Commissioners: Philip Bisse, Richard French
Deposition Transcription:

fol. 26r

Neptune Blood late of Craggane in the parish of Rath b{arony} of Inshiquin & within the County of Clare (a brittish p{ro}testant) duely sworne & examined before vs by vertue of &c deposeth and saith That vpon the 26th of December last & since the begining of this presente rebellion in Irela{nd} he lost was robbed and forceably dispoyled of his goo{ds} and Chattles to the seuerall values followeing vz t worth 180 li. besides his spirituall liveinges worth 140 li. yerely
Of Cowes one bull heffers yerlinges mares horses g { arrans? } and sheepe to the value of one hundred & forty poun{ds} Of houshould stuffe, prouision, & bookes to the value of three s{core} pounds Of hay turffe & corne in stack to the valu{e of} thirtie pounds The deponent saith that by meanes {of} this presente rebellion in Ireland he was dispossessed of {his} farme of Cragane aforesaid wherin he hath a lease { yett? } of one & Twenty yeeres to come woorth to be se tt { } pounds per annum aboue the landlords rent, wherin he co{n}ceaues himselfe damnified forty pounds Like{wise} he was dispossessed of a parcell of land parte of the { } of Killy n aboy in the said County wherin he hath a lea{se} {of} one & Twenty yeeres to come woorth Coibus annis {aboue} the landlords rent ten pounds per annum wherin he is d{amni}fied three score & ten pounds Alsoe he saith that th{e} house at Killinaboy aforesaid is destroyed & pulled dow{ne} since this rebellion to his losse & damadge of forty { pounds }
The totall of his losses amounts to
Part consisting [ ] Of debts amount{ing}to the sume of one hundred pounds due from the vnde{r} named persons vzd Pierce Comyn of the parish of Kilm{ } in the said County merchant Mohowne o Loghlin of { } in the said County gentleman [ ] Morogh o Bryen of Tullog{h} {in} the said County gentleman Donogh Bryen of Rathone in the said {County} gentleman Ross o Loghlin of the ffahabegg in the said Cou{nty}
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fol. 26v

before the begining of this rebellion, yeett in regard the said parties are nowe in open & actuall rebellion therefore this deponent canot gett satisfaction from them The totall of his losses in goods & Chattles amounts to foure hundred & foure score pounds besides the losse of the benefitt of his spirituall liueings woorth Coibus annis one hundred & fortie pounds per annum which he leaues to consideration The deponent saith that aboute the time aboue specified Hugh o Hogane of Ballyseghane in the said County Esquire Teige o Bryen of Cahirmenan in the said County gentleman & their companyes in a rebellious manner & with force and armes came vpon this deponents land & there hence droue & caryed away his said Cattle together with some of his goods He alsoe saith that aboute the 24th of March last Robert Steele & Josua Steele his brother & the said Josua his wife Thomasia Steele, were in a most cruell & barbarous maner murthered by James oge Cashy of Ballyganer in the said County gentleman & by William oge Nellane son to Teige oge Nellane of Munanaline in the said County gentleman likewise Margery Owens the wife of John Owens of Kilenura in the said County yeoman, was murthered by Teige mc Gilla patrick of Ballyhany whoe gaue her seuerall deadly wounds in the said County yeoman aboute our lords day in lent last & further he deposeth not that Michell Hunt of Meogh in the said County yeoman was murthered by Symon mc Gillapatrick whoe gaue him seventeene wounds this was aboute the first of ffebruary last & further he deposeth not
Nept: Blood
Jurat coram nob: 11 Nouemb:
Phil: Bisse
{Richard} French

Neptune Bloods Ex{amination}


Deponent Fullname: Neptune Blood
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Clergy
Deponent County of Residence: Clare
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Pierce Comyn, Mohowne o Loghlin, Morogh o Bryen, Donogh Bryen, Ross o Loghlin, James oge Cashy, Teige o Bryen, William oge Nellane, Symon mc Gillapatrick, Teige mc Gilla patrick, Teige oge Nellane, John Owens, Hugh o Hogane, Robert Steele, Josua Steele, Thomasia Steele, Margery Owens, Michell Hunt
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Debtor, Debtor, Debtor, Debtor, Debtor, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Mentioned, Mentioned, Rebel, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim