Deposition of Richard Lacky

Collection: Bysse Depositions

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

Date: 1642-12-07
Identifier: 829136r080


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Clare & Limerick
Deposition Type: Bysse
Nature of Deposition: Apostacy, Robbery, Stripping
Commissioners: Philip Bisse, Richard Williamson
Deposition Transcription:

fol. 136r

Richard Lacky late of Newcastle parish of Church Towne barony of Connella & within within the County of Limerick the County of lymerick husbandman (a brittish protestant) duely sworne & examined before vs by vertue of &c deposeth and saith That on or aboute the 24th day of August last & since the begining & by meanes of his presente rebellion in Ireland he lost was robbed and forceably dispoyled of his goods and Chattles. to the value of 135 li seuerall values followeing vzt
Of Cowes one bull yeerlings & horses to the value of three score & fifteene pounds Of houshould stuff to the value of ten pounds Of hay & turffe to the value of ten pounds Of Corne in ground lost the last harvest to the val u e of Twenty pounds The deponent saith that by meanes of this presente rebellion in Ireland he was dispossessed of a parcell of land in or neere Newcastle aforesaid wherin he hath a lease of nynteene yeeres to come woorth ouer and aboue the landlords rent ten pounds per annum wherin he is damnified fiftie pounds per The totall of his losses amounts to one hundred three score & fiue pounds
The deponent saith further that aboute the time aboue mencioned Patrick <A> Purcell of Croe in the said County Esquire (titulary lieutenant generall of the Province of Munster) accompanyed with the lord Roch the lord of Muskry the lord of Castleconell Edmond ffitz Gerrald of Clenlis in the said County gentleman Edmond mc Shily of Ballyellynane in the said County gentleman Oliuer Stevenson of Dunmoylin in the said County Esquire (lately deceased in open & actuall rebellion) Dennis o Bryen of Ballyneberny in the said County Esquire & diuers others to the number number of seaven Thousand horse & foote in hostill maner maner with collors flyeing & other warlicke Engines as battering & field peeces, came to besiedge Newcastle aforesaid (whither this deponent & many other protestants betook themselues for their safeguard to the number of one Thousand persons men women and children) & {h}aueing continued sedge from Thuresd{ay} { }

fol. 136v

Aboute ten a clock till Saturday following to the said Castle dureing which that time Anthony Hawkins constable of the said Castle deliuered vp the same vpon quarter of <B> vzt to have their liues & the one moyty of their goods whoe noe sooner came out of the said Castle comeing towards the English quarters but this deponent & seuerall others of the besiedged with him were stripped and robbed by the way He lastly saith that the said Dennis o Bryen was formerly a protestant but since this rebellion turned papist & further he deposeth not
Jurat coram nobis
7o Dec: 1642
Phil: Bisse
Ric: Williamson


Richard Lackys examination concerneing
Newcastle { } of {things}

Lo: Muskery



Deponent Fullname: Richard Lacky
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Husbandman
Deponent County of Residence: Limerick
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Patrick Purcell, lord Roch, lord of Muskry, lord of Castleconell, Edmond ffitz Gerrald, Edmond mc Shily, Oliuer Stevenson, Dennis o Bryen, Anthony Hawkins
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Victim