Deposition of Pierce Lacy

Collection: Bysse Depositions

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

Date: 1643-03-18
Identifier: 829170r102


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

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

fol. 170r

Pierce Lacy late of the Cittie of lymerick and within the County of the said Cittie gentleman an Irish protestant and nowe lieutenant in his Maiesties army duely sworne and examined before vs by vertue of his Maiesties Comission to vs and others directed (beareing date &c) concerneing the losses robberies and spoiles since this rebellion comitted vpon the brittish and protestants within the Province &c deposeth and saith That since the 22th day of October 1641 at diuers time he lost was robbed and forceably dispoiled of his goods and Chattles to the seuerall values following vzt worth 2620 li. & of other meanes worth 490 li. per annum
Of cowes heiffers steeres mares horses and sheepe to the value of foure hundred and ten pounds The deponent further saith that by meanes of this presente rebellion in Ireland he was dispossessed of seuerall farmes in the County of lymerick namely Of Ballyfrankin in the said County wherin he hath a lease of Two liues yeet vnexpired woorth Coibus annis before the begining of this rebellion one hundred and fiftie pounds per annum in this lease the deponent beleeues himself damnified six hundred pounds considering the greate chardges disbursed vpon the sume in buylding and other Improuements Of the lands of Ballymacky in the said County for eight yeeres to come woorth de clar o at least twenty pounds per annum wherin he is damnified by looseing the benefitt of the same the sume of foure score pounds He is likewise dispossessed of the lands of Knight streete in the said County woorth yeerly to this deponent thirty pounds per annum aboue the lands lords rent wherin he hath a lease of Twelue yeeres to come his enterest in the same before this rebellion was woorth to be bought and sould one hundred and Twenty pounds Alsoe of the Parsonadge of Ballingary in the said County for twelue yeeres yeett to come woorth aboue the landlords rent

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forty pounds per annum in yeerly profitt wherin he is damnified one hundred and three score pounds lastly part of the lands of Glanoragha in the said County woorth before this rebellion thirteene pounds per annum he saith that by looseing the benefitt of the same he is damnified foure score pounds The deponent further saith that aboute the third of October 1641 this deponent carried <B> one thousand one hundred pounds to the Cittie of lymerick in trust to be kepte by Patricke Casy of the Reylane in the said County cittie burgesse two hundred & sixtie pounds wherof he then & there deliuered to the said Patrick e himself Two hundred and sixtie eighty pounds likewise deliuered then to Walter Arthure of the same Burgesse to James Bourke of the same Alderman (in the presence of James White of the same Alderman the remainder of the said mony; All which monyes was (as this deponent is credibly informed) disposed of of towards the maintenance of the Irish army The totall of his losses amounts to Two thousand six hundred and Twenty pounds besides the losse of the benefitt of one hundred and fiftie pounds per annum pounds ionter due to his this deponents wife out of the lands of Dromolin in the said County of Clare as alsoe of the mortgadge of three foure hundred pounds or therabouts vpon the lands of Bally [ ] frankin in the said County & vpon the said lands of Ballymony frankin in he said County which mortgadge is become desperat in regards t he deponents deede of mortgadge is now in the hands of the rebells & Imbezilled as this deponent beleeueth & likewise of his free hould estate of the halfe plowe land of Downe neere Ballingary in the said County woorth forty pounds per annum all which he leaues to future consideration The deponent

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Hee further deposeth [that] That aboute the first of december 1641 This deponent marchinge with his company to Corke & comeing through Kilwoorth <C> in the said County (haueing a portent from the late lord President to march thither) he then & there mett the lord Roch accompanyed with eighteene horse whoe calleing to this deponent tould him Pierce (quoth he) I pray god yow doe not take a wrong course in hand or woords to that efecte to whom this deponent answered I pray god your lordshipp take not a worse meaneing thereby as this deponent conceaueth to discouradge him in the seruice wherin he nowe & then was Imployed & the rather because his lordshipp then appeared to this deponent as though he were discontented with this deponent for his said seruice
Pierce Lacy
Jurat coram nobis
18o Marty 1642
Phil: Bisse
Ric: Williamson

[Copy at fols 181r-v]

fol. 171v

Lieutenant Pierce
Lacyes examination


Deponent Fullname: Pierce Lacy
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Gentleman
Deponent County of Residence: Limerick
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Patricke Casy, Walter Arthure, James Bourke, James White, lord President, lord Roch
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Rebel