Deposition of William Bridgman

Collection: Bysse Depositions

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

Date: 1643-03-21
Identifier: 829027r021


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Clare & Limerick
Deposition Type: Bysse
Nature of Deposition: Robbery, Lost By Debts
Commissioners: George Courtney, Philip Bisse
Deposition Transcription:

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William Bridgman late of Cowgie parish of disard barony of Inchyquin & withi{n} the com of Clare gen deposeth (a brittish protestant duly sworne & examined before vs by vertue of a Comission etc deposeth & sayth that about the first of Jan: 1641, he lost was robbed & forceably dispoiled of his goods & Chattles to the seuerall values following vzt worth 270 li. 3 s.
Of Cowes heiffers yearlings horses mares & swine to the value of one hundred pounds Of hous e hould stuffe prouision & weareing apparell to the value of forty pounds, Of Corne & hey in haggard to the value of twenty pounds Of Corne in ground to the value of thirty pounds He likwise sayth that he was dispossessed of a lease of Owenkeigh wherein he had a tearme of fowr years to come worth coibus annis two pounds ten shill: per annum ouer & aboue the landLords rent wherein he conceaues himselfe damnifyed to the value of eight pounds Of another lease of Cowgey wherein he had a tearme of six yeares to come woorth coibus annis ten pounds per annum ouer & aboue the landLords rent, wherein he conceaues himselfe damnifyed to the value of three score pounds
Part whereof were Of debts amounting to the value of fiue pounds ten shill: due from Papists that are in open & actuall rebellion as Teig mc Dannell of Cowge{y} aforesaid husbandman Robert Meade of the same husbandman Turlagh mc Mortaugh of <A> Roylline in the com aforesaid husbandman Murtaugh O [Robert] of [Dridkenan] in the aforesaid com husbandman due from one George Burck of Tullodane in the said com husbandman thirty three shill: whoe is a papist & out in rebellion therefore this deponent cannot gett any satisfaction from any of them The totall of his losses amounts to the sume of two hundred thre score an{d} ten pounds three shill: This deponent beinge further examined deposeth & sayth that some of his goods & parte of his Cattle were taken away b{y} Dermod O Bryen of Drumore aforesaid Esquire who was accompanyed with some few armed men aboute the tyme aboue mencioned came & the{n} & there forceably tooke possession of this deponents house & goods and and thresht out his corne & carryed it away, And further he deposeth that his househould stuffe & one of his geldings was taken away by Turlagh O Bryen of Clonluane in the aforesaid com Esquire & his company to the number of a hundred armed men another parte of his Cattle were taken away by one John Linch of Disard in the said com gent {&} his company to the number of twenty armed men as he supposeth And likewise he sayth that the most parte of his househould stuffe was taken away by one Donough mc Cnoghor o Pooder O Bryen of Roylline aforesaid gent and further he deposeth not
William Bridgm{an}
Jurat coram nob:
21o Marty 1642
George Courtenay
Phil: Bisse

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William Bridgmans



Deponent Fullname: William Bridgman
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Gentleman
Deponent County of Residence: Clare
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Teig mc Dannell, Robert Meade, Turlagh mc Mortaugh, Murtaugh O [Robert], George Burck, Donough mc Cnoghor o Pooder O Bryen, Turlagh O Bryen, John Linch, Dermod O Bryen
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Debtor, Debtor, Debtor, Debtor, Debtor, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel