Deposition of John Howell

Collection: Bysse Depositions

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

Date: 1643-01-16
Identifier: 829153r091


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Clare & Limerick
Deposition Type: Bysse
Nature of Deposition: Apostacy, Robbery, Words, Lost By Debts
Commissioners: Philip Bisse, Thomas Elwell
Deposition Transcription:

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John Howell late of the Towne and parish of Croome Barony of Cosemae and within the County of lymerick clothier (a brittish protestant) duely sworne and examined before vs by vertue of &c deposeth and saith That in or aboute the first of ffebruary 1641 and since the begining of this presente rebellion in Ireland he lost was robbed and forceably dispoiled of his goods and Chattles to the seuerall values followeing vzt worth one hundred powndes
Of Cowes one heiffer horses one mare and a coult to the value of nynteene pounds Of houshould stuffe to the value of Twenty pounds Of weareing apparell and Implements belonging to his trade to the value of Two and Twenty pounds ten shillinges The deponent further saith that by meanes of this presente rebellion in Ireland he was dispossessed of Two seuerall mills in the said County wherin he hath a lease of Two one and Twenty yeeres to come woorth yeerly to this deponent vltra repris as seaven pounds per annum wherin he is damnified Twenty pounds Part consisting Of debts amounting to the sume of Twenty pounds due from James White of Abby Owny in the said County merchant Connor o Mulryan of Cahirkenlis in the said County yeoman both in Rebellion & diuers others whose names he canot remember his booke of accompts being taken away by the rebells And although this deponent accounted the same goode debts before the begining of this rebellion yeett in regard the said James White & Connor o Mulcyan are nowe in open & actuall rebellion Therefore this deponent canot gett satisfaction from them The totall of his losses amounts to

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One hundred pounds He further deposeth & saith that the Castle of Croome in the said County (where into this deponent and aboute a hundred other persons <B> English and protestants betooke themselues for their safeguard) aboute the first of August last was closely besiedged by the vndernamed persosn vzt Garrett Barry generall of their forces in the province of Munster Patrick Purcell of Croe in the said County Esquire lieutenant generall Morris lord Roch, William lord Baron of Castle connell, Theobald Purcell Baron Loghma, O Sullyvane more, O Sullyvane Beare Sir Jeffrey Galway of lymerick knight barronett William Colme of Ardagh in the said County gentleman, Dominick ffanning the mayor of lymerick, Gerrald fitz Gerrald of Careassy in the said County gentleman, Edmond Hiky of Tuorine in the said County gentleman, Dauid Lacy of Alaky in the said County gentleman, Thomas Hurly of Knocklong in the said County gentleman, Teige o Bryen of Tuoth in the said County Esquire Edy Lacy of Brury in the said County gentleman, John Burgett of in the said County Esquire all seuerall officers among the rebells & haueing then in company with them six or seaven thousand armed men well prouided with ordinance and other warlicke Engines they pitched their campe to the said Castle and then the besiedged (conceaueing noe remedy for them other wise to escape) deliuered vpp the said Castle which was <then> giuen in to the Custody of the said Burgett and of all the goods that this deponent and the

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rest had in the said Castle they neuer enioyed any parte therof, but onely eighteene pence a peece in courtesie giuen them by the said generall when (as this deponent verily beleeueth) the Castle or the goods in the same was really woorth foure thousand pounds This deponent lastly saith that vpon deliuery vpp of the said Castle he this deponent had heard it credibly affrimed by the said Sir Jeffrey and the said Dominick ffanning among diuers others that they had the kinges Comission for what <C> they did and that likewise they tooke vpp armes in the behalf of his Maiestie & in his defence and then and there both the said parties in this deponents heering did averr openly that his Maiestie did turne papist & further he deposeth not
John Howell
Jurat coram nobis
16o January 1642
Phil: Bisse
Thomas Ellwell

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The examination of
John Howell


Deponent Fullname: John Howell
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Clothier
Deponent County of Residence: Limerick
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: James White, Connor o Mulryan, Garrett Barry, Patrick Purcell, Morris lord Roch, William lord Baron of Castle connell, Theobald Purcell, O Sullyvane more, O Sullyvane Beare, Jeffrey Galway, William Colme, Dominick ffanning, Gerrald fitz Gerrald, Edmond Hiky, Dauid Lacy, Thomas Hurly, Teige o Bryen, Edy Lacy, John Burgett, the king
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Debtor, Debtor, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Apostate