Deposition of Edmond Pierce

Collection: Bysse Depositions

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

Date: 1643-03-20
Identifier: 829158r094


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Clare & Limerick
Deposition Type: Bysse
Nature of Deposition: Multiple Killing, Robbery, Words
Commissioners: Philip Bisse, Richard Williamson
Deposition Transcription:

fol. 158r

Edmond Pierce late of Pallis Abihine in the parish of of Cloncrere in the barony of Connelloe and within the County of lymerick husbandman (an Irish protestant duely examined and sworne vpon the holy Evangelis t before vs by vertue of a Comission to vs & others directed (beareing date &c 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 first of January or therabouts the deponent lost was robbed and forceably dispoiled of his goods & Chattles to the seuerall values followeing vzt worth 55 li.
Of cowes calues horses & mares to the value of nyne & Twenty pounds Of houshould stuffe & houshould prouision to the value of six pounds Of corne in stack e woorth e ten pounds He saith that he was expelled & driuen away from his farme & house where he left of corne in ground to the value of ten pounds The totall of his losses amounts to fiue and fiftie pounds The depon e nt being further examined deposeth And That at or aboute the time aboue mencioned three of this deponents horses were forceably taken away by Dauid mc Phillipp Shurdy of Killidy in the said County bag piper likewise the deponents said Corne in stacke was threshed & carryed away aboute the same time by Donnell Callane of Clomeenagh in the said County gentleman & Tiege o Collane of Cucrhngarra in the said County gentleman
This deponent lastly saith that the Castle of Pallis where this depon e nt & other protestants fled for their safeguard was besiedged a longe time by Edmond fitz Gerrald of Gortentubrid alias fitz Gerrald of Clenlis in the said County gentleman & his forces comitting diuers acts of hostility against the b{e}siedged dureing the said siedge & especially about the { }

fol. 158v

of August last Two of the warders of of the said Castle namely William Greene & Thomas ffoord English pro<B>testants were then and there murthered by the said ffitz Gerralds meanes He likewise deposeth that neere aboute the time last mencioned the said ffitz Gerrald comeing to parly with the besiedged was demanded why or wherefore the enemy did soe persecut and oppose the English as they did (or a question to that effecte) he then & there made answere because the English and protestants (quoth he) are rebells to the kinge and we his true subiects for we haue the kinges Comission for what we doe or woords to that effecte & further he deposeth not
Edmond [mark] Pierces marke
Jurat coram nobis
20 Marty 1642
Phil: Bisse
Ric: Williamson

Edmond Pierces deposition

Deponent Fullname: Edmond Pierce
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Husbandman
Deponent County of Residence: Limerick
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Dauid mc Phillipp Shurdy, Donnell Callane, Tiege o Collane, Edmond fitz Gerrald, William Greene, Thomas ffoord, the kinge
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Victim, Victim, Mentioned