Deposition of Juaine Pitch

Collection: Bysse Depositions

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

Date: 1643-01-08
Identifier: 829033r026


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Clare & Limerick
Deposition Type: Bysse
Nature of Deposition: Death, Robbery, Stripping
Commissioners: Henry Rugg, Thomas Elwell
Deposition Transcription:

fol. 33r

Juaine Pitch late of Annabegge in the parish of { } Barony of Bunratty and within the County of Clare widdow (a brittish protestant) duely sworne & examined before vs by vertue of &c deposeth and saith That on or about the 20th of December 1641 & diuers times since the begining of this presente rebellion in Ireland she lost was robbed and forceably dispoild of her goods and Chattles to the seuerall values followeing vzt worth 200 li.
Of Cowes heeffers yerlinges one mare and a coult to the value of one hundred and fourteene pounds Of houshould goods houshould provision and armes to the value of fiue ten pounds six foureteene shillinges Of hay & corne in the haggard & house to the value of fifteene pounds six shillinges Of Corne in ground the last harvest lost by meanes of this rebellion to the value of ten pounds The deponent likewise saith that by meanes of this presente rebellion in Ireland she was dispossessed of parte of the land of Anaghbegg aforesaid wherin she had a lease of six yeeres yeett to come, worth to this deponent before this rebellion ten pounds yeerly aboue the land lords rent which lease she beleeues is worth to be bought and before this rebellion considering the chardges layed out vpon the same in Improuement fiftie pounds The totall of her losses amounts to Two hundred pounds
She further deposeth and saith that about the time aboue menconed all her Cattle houshould stuffe & other goods were forceably taken away by night by the hands & meanes <of> John mc Nemara of Adanarra in the said County gentleman whoe came thither with force & armes & then assaulted this deponents house & stripped her husband William Pitch (then liueing) & her fiue children & soone afterwards hee dyed & this deponent beleeueth the said stripping

fol. 33v

was the cause of his death She lastly saith tha{t} John Norman husbandman Emanuell Cappell husbandman, ffrances Wilkinson husbandman Tho: Edwards weauer & John Meale husbandman all of Anaghbegg aforesaid English and protestants were <B> then & there stripped and robbed by the said mc Nemara & further she deposeth not
Juan [mark] Pitches mark
Jurat coram nobis
8o Jan: 1642
Hen: Rugge
Thomas Ellwell

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fol. 34v

The examination of
Juane Pitch

Deponent Fullname: Juaine Pitch
Deponent Gender: Female
Deponent Occupation: Widow
Deponent County of Residence: Clare
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: John mc Nemara, William Pitch, John Norman, Emanuell Cappell, ffrances Wilkinson, Tho: Edwards, John Meale
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Rebel, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim