Deposition of Mourish fiz Gerrald

Collection: Bysse Depositions

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

Date: 1642-11-08
Identifier: 829161r097


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

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

fol. 161r

Mourish fiz Gerrald & Anne his wife seuerally sworne late of Mahoonagh Barrony of Connella and within the Com of Limericke gent a brittish protestant duely sworne an Irish protestant duely sworne and <for & in the behalfe of John ffitz gerald Deane of Corke> examined before vs by vertue etc for & on the behalf of John ffitz gerald deane of Cork deposeth and sayth that on or about the tyme of Sroue Monday last and Synce the begininge of this present rebellion he the said John ffitz Gerald lost was Robbed and forceably dispoyled of his goods and Chattles to theire seuerall values followeth vizt 2922 li. part being
Of Cowes horses and one mare one hundred & fiftye pounds Of houshould stuff to the value of forty pounds Of debts com eing vnto fiue hundred eightye and six pounds which ere before this rebellion were estemed good debts but now becom desperratt by reason some of the debtors are impouerished protestants such as John Marye and John Tanor Josias Walker an Apostate and Tho: Cops & Teig Skanlon an Irish papist and the rest papists & out in actuall rebellion such as Thomas mc Gibbing Henry Grady & Coghoggory O Pohogye Carpenter as of Mahowny Thomas fiz Gerald Esquire of Rahanasore and soe that he the deponent Cannot gett any Satisfaction from any of them the deponent allsoe sayth that by meanes of this rebellion he is dispossessed of a lease of the lands of lyllmarry in the parish of Corkamahide haueing a tearme of sixteene yeares to Come worth Comunibs annis ouer and aboue the Landlords rent Twenty six pounds per annum wherin he Conceaues himsel fe damnifyed to the value of of a hundrd & thirty pounds allso of another lease wher The lands of Carra and Clundihin in the parish of Mahowna haueing a tearme of eighteene yeares to com worth Comunibs annis our & aboue the Landlords rent six & thirtye pounds per annum wherin he Conceaues himself damnifyed to the value of two hundred pounds Also of another lease of Mahuna afforsayd wherin he had a tearme of eight & thirty years to come worth ouer and aboue the Landlords rent a hundred & seaventy pounds Comunibs anis wherin he Conceaues himself Da m ified to the value of two thowsand pounds The totall of his sayde losses in good s & Chattles amounts to the sum e of two thowsand nyne hundred and twenty two six pounds besides the losse of the benefitt of his Church liueings worth Comunibs annis fiue hundred and Nyntye pounds per annum which he leaueth t o <B> Consideration he also sayeth that his Liueings goods and househould stuffe were taken away by Thomas mc Gibgn <stet> afforsayde with diuers others to the value number of threscore Rebells which said Gybbin possest himself of the sayde Castle of Mahuanagh whoe tooke the Castle vppon Sroue

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Munday last by the treachery of Robbert Casye of Mahoonagh husband: Whoe in the early in the <after he had giuen a whistle from the top of the castle> morneing Came downe from the vpper roomes in the Castle when all the people were a sleepe & C came to the porter & desired him to lett him goe forth pretending to go forth out and see whether the coasts therabouts weare Cleere off from the rebells <but> being tooo Stronge for the porter keept the doore open by mayne strenght and vppon the same gaue a watch word by his whistle to the rebells that were hard by in ambush who presently [ ] came and entred the Castle & pilladg it & turned out all the English & wounded the porter cald Tho: Euerard in seaun places. who kept the said English to the number of about a hundred threescore men women & children in a stable that belonged to the castle for the space of four dayes being kept their without any food after that the said Gibbon gaue them all a passe to go safely towards Corke, who as soone as they were gon a quarter of a mile from the Castle; they were all <there were stript alsoe Mrs Lattin wid: & her graund child Anne Lattin> stript by their conuoy; which were of Mr Gibbons followers the names of those that were stript were John Dauis gen and his wife and four children; John Estcot gen: his wife and sister & 3 children; Edmond Beare husb: his wife & fiue children, Daniell Jennings clerk with in the of Mahownagh his wife & one son; and one man & one mayd seruant and Tho: Euerard aforesaid: who also sayth that the day after the castle was takn four of the English were ledd away to the Graunge two miles off the castle to be hangd which was so don at the wind mill neer Mayne Castle ; the persons that were hangd, were Tho: More Cowper and Stephen Dauis theldere and Stephen Dauis the yonger Collyere Humphry Nash miller and also one Edward Greene cowper going to Sir William Poor’s at Kilbullane with Mc Gibbons passe was hangd by his followers He also sayth that the partyes <D> protestants in the Castle were He also sayth that Josias Walker Constable of the said Castle with his wife & two children, heertofore reputed protestants and since this rebellion turnd papists and liue among the rebbells <and John Butler of the said Castle husb: & Elizabeth ffurz wife to John ffurz of Oronir Castle gen: and Daniell Jennings the yonger before protestante & since gon to masse> also Nich: Bayly of the sayd Castle dyer & Tho: Cops of the same husb: with his wife & fiue childen heretofore reputed protestants & since this rebellion turnd papists
memod: t hat Mor: ffitz Gerald swears to the losse of his leases
Mor: fitz Gerlad
memord: that Anne ffitz Geral d his wife swear e s to the taking away of the mou e abls an d the betraying of the Castle an d to the hanging stripping: and Apostatizing
[mark] ffitz Geralds marke

Jurat coram nob: 8 9bris
Phil: Bisse
Richard ffrench

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fol. 162v

Morrice ffitz Gerralds
Examination for Deane ffitz
wherein is also comprehended the
narracion of the betraying of the
Castle of Mahoonagh


Deponent Fullname: John ffitz gerald
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Dean
Deponent County of Residence: Cork
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Mourish fiz Gerrald, Anne fiz Gerrald, John Marye, John Tanor, Josias Walker, Tho: Cops, Teig Skanlon, Thomas mc Gibbing, Henry Grady, Coghoggory O Pohogye, Thomas fiz Gerald, Robbert Casye, Tho: Euerard, Mrs Lattin, John Dauis, John Estcot, Edmond Beare, Tho: More, Stephen the elder Dauis, Stephen the younger Dauis, Humphry Nash, Edward Greene, William Poor, John Butler, Elizabeth ffurz, Daniell Jennings, Nich: Bayly, John ffurz
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Proxy, Proxy, Debtor, Debtor, Debtor, Debtor, Debtor, Debtor, Debtor, Debtor, Debtor, Rebel, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Mentioned, Apostate, Apostate, Apostate, Apostate, Mentioned