Deposition of Dauid Counagh

Collection: Bysse Depositions

Citation: TCD, 1641 Depositions Project, online transcript January 1970
[] accessed Monday 25th of September 2017 01:06 PM

Dublin Core

Date: 1643-02-23
Identifier: 829173r104


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

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

fol. 173r

Dermod Counagh late of Ballyallinan in the County of Limrick seruant to Edmund <and now come as an attendant to Roger mc Shee Capt: his Masters brother> Mc Shee, but heretofore a seruant an Irish papist to George Courtney of Newcastle in the said Com Esquire being takn prisoner this day in the morning about 7 a clock, by Capt: Bridges, at Downe rayle when the Rebbells came and fired the most part of the Towne duly sworne & examined before vs etc deposeth & sayth
<A> That he knew not of this designe of coming into this towne to dispoyle it before th{e} last night about 7 a clock being then at Sir Edwards ffizt Harris his house at Cleonorfa whither came late in the euening from Kilmallock the Lord of Castle Conell, Leiutenant Generall Purcell Sir Colonell Richard Butler eldest son the Lord of Inkerrin Patrick Walsh and Mareg B o gget of B o ggetstowne a Le i utenant of the Abbey of Owney in Com Limrick Seriant Mayor: and one Colonell O Suilliuon More of the [ ] of the Com of Limrick lately come from Spayne Tho Butler son to the Lord of Dunboyne Capt Morrice Herbert & John Walsh of [ ] of Raceele Capt Roger mc Shee Late of Balliallinan aforeasid the said Edmunds Brother Capt Walter Walsh of the Abbey of Owney the said Patrick Walsh his brother Capt [ ] Nich Bogget of Boggetstowne with diuers other Capt out of the Com of Kerry vnknowne to this deponent saue Capt Ha ss ett [ ] besids these there came John Oge ffz Gerrald eldest son to John Mc Ruddery of about Lisnemucky in Com Limrick together with Oliuer ffz Harris vnckle to Sir Edw ffz Harris with Marig ffz Harris brother to the said Sir Edw ffz Harris with diuers others vnknowne within halfe an houre after these prime gentlemen & Comaunders Came in to Cleonorfa, one Roger mc Shee of Balliallinan aforesaid Brother to Edmund Mc Shee aforesaid and Leiutenant to his brothers company came to this deponent and told him that these forces were forthwith to march to Downerayle to which accordingly they came by the breacke of this day patrick purcell comaunding in cheife; [ ] their designe some of euery Company there were chosn out two hundred muskettyers to fall on vpon the towne comaunded by Morrice Herbert as Capt and Leiutenant Harrald mc Shee Leuitenant the rest horse & foot stood about a halfe mile of on the to north p{}side of the Towne & further he canot depose
<Capt Peirce Powr of the Com of Waterford>
<& Capt William Barry of [ ] of the barony of Ibaour one who brought along with them about 1400 foot at least besids a troope of horse comaunded by Capt: Edmund ffennell and another troope of Garret Edmund mc Thomas of Clenlis comaunded then by his Leiutenant Garret ffz Gerrald a kinsman of his capt: with four horse vnder the Lord of Castleconnells comaund to the number of 8ty horse>
Dermod [mark] Connaghs marke
Jurat coram nob: 23 ffebr
[apud] Castle Downerayle
Phil: Bisse
Ric Williamson

Deponent Fullname: Dermod Counagh
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Servant
Deponent County of Residence: Limerick
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: George Courtney, Capt: Bridges, Edmund Mc Shee, Roger mc Shee, Edwards ffizt Harris, Lord of Castle Conell, Leuitenant Generall Purcell, Richard Butler, Lord of Inkerrin, Patrick Walsh, Ma[ ] Bogget, Colonell O Suilliuon More, Tho Butler, Lord of Dunboyne, Morrice Herbert, John Walsh, Walter Walsh, Patrick Walsh, Nich Bogget, John Oge ffz Gerrald, John Mc Ruddery, Oliuer ffz Harris, Marig ffz Harris, Edw ffz Harris, Morrice Herbert, Harrald mc Shee, William Barry, Edmund ffennell, Edmund mc Thomas
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Mentioned, Mentioned, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel