Deposition of Samuell Wishlade

Collection: Bysse Depositions

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

Date: 1643-03-08
Identifier: 829142r084


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

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

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Samuell Wishlayed Wishlade late of the Towne & parish of Grang bridge barony of Connelloe & within the County of lymerick clerk (a brittish protestant) duely examined & sworne before vs by vertue of his Maiesties Comission (beareing date the 5th day of March Anno domini 1641) concerneing the losses robberies and spoiles since this rebellion comitted vpon the brittish and protestants within the Province of Munster &c deposeth and saith That vpon the 25th day of december 1641 or therabouts the deponent lost was robbed and forceably dispoiled of his goods and Chattles to the seuerall values followeing vzt worth 955 li.
Of cowes heifers steeres oxen horses & mares & swine to the value of Two hundred three score & ten two & thirtie pounds Of houshould stuffe lynnen weareing apparell plate ready mony & books to the value of fiue and fiftie pounds Of corne in stack to the value of fortie pounds The depon en t was expelled driuen away from his said farme of [ ] of Ballyha in the County of Kiery where he left in Corne in ground to the value of Twenty pounds The deponent further saith that by meanes of this presente rebellion in Ireland he was dispossessed of T wo seuerall farmes one of the said lands of Ballyha for three liues woorth to this deponent yeerly fortie pounds per annum aboue the landlords rent & thother farme of the lands of Killaftin in the said County of lymerick for ten yeeres to come woorth Coibus annis three pounds per annum aboue the land lords rent in both which lease this deponent conceaueth himselfe damnified foure hundred and Twenty pounds Of debts amounting to the sume of one hundred and fiftie pounds due from Thomas mc Gibbon of Moho u na in the said County of lymerick gentleman Walter Crosby

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of Gortnesketh in the said County of Kiery gentleman & from diuers other creditors papists & distressed protestants th ei r particulars names this deponent canot declare in regard his specialties & other bookes of accounts were taken from him by the rebells yeet he saith the said debts are become desperat by meanes of this rebellion, soe that the deponent is not likely to gett any satisfaction from them The totall of his losses amounts to nyne hundred & fiue and fiftie pounds besides the loss of the benefit of his Church liueing woorth Coibus annis three score pounds and and whic h he canot value but leaues the s ame to future consi<B> deration About Midsumer last the said Thomas mc Gibbon haueing possessed himself of the Castle of Mohowna in the said County which was kepte by an Englis<h> ward since the begining of the rebellion he then & there in a rebellious maner hanged or caused to be hanged fiue of the said ward namely Steven Dauis & his son both of Mohuona aforesaid yeomen a cooper and a miller & one other their names he knoweth not & they being only halfe hanged the said Gibbons comand<hand>ed them to be stripped & then halfe aliue dead to throwe them into a ditch where along time they pittifully grouned (a litle earth being cast vpon them) till at last they dyed, He alsoe saith aboute the later end of June John Wheeler of Ballynoe in the said County parchment maker being one of the warders of the Castle of Ballynoe aforesaid the same being deliuered vpon quarter for life to the hands of William Cullum of Lissevaly in the said County gentleman whoe kepte siedge to the same along time, yeet notwithstanding the said Culumes promisse & quarter then & there he hanged or caused to be hanged the said John Wheeler The deponent also deposeth

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and saith That vpon the 15th of August last the house of Newcastle in the said County of lymerick (where three <C> seaven or eight hundred parties men women & children English & protestants were blocked vpp since the begining of this rebellion) <the same> being was deliuered vpp to the hands of Patrick Purcell of Croe in the said County of lymerick Esquire lieutenant generall of the enemyes forces in the Province of Mun<hand>ster haueing then in company with him the lord Roch the lord of Muskry Oliuer Stevenson of Dunmoyline in the said County Esquire (since killed in open rebellion) with diuers other gentlemen of the said Province their forces consisting of fiue or six thousand men or therabouts which Purcell concluded to giue the besiedged quarter & to that purpose sent a Convey with the said parties to the English quarters yeet notwithstanding his said quarter & promiss the said Convey came noe further with this deponent & the rest then to a place called Kilbolane in the said County of Cork Sir where Sir William Power{s} grand child Dauid Power of the same gentleman sent his lieutenant ensigne Nicholas Hackett with a hundred armed men to convey this deponent & the rest to Miltowne Castle (wherin lay an English garrisson) whoe but in the way assaulted this deponent & the rest & forceably takeing away their goods stripping some & greevously woundeing other the goods taken violently then & there by the said Hackett & his company were woorth (by comon estimation) fiue or six thousand pounds
Sam: Whislade
Jurat coram nobis
viijo Marty 1642
Phil: Bisse
Ric: Williamson

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The deposition of
Samuell Wishlade
Lo: Muskery

Deponent Fullname: Samuell Wishlade
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Clerk
Deponent County of Residence: Limerick
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Thomas mc Gibbon, Walter Crosby, John Wheeler, William Cullum, Patrick Purcell, lord Roch, lord of Muskry, Oliuer Stevenson, Dauid Power, Nicholas Hackett, William Power
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Debtor, Debtor, Victim, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Mentioned