Deposition of Bushopp Planke and Ann Reynes

Collection: Bysse Depositions

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

Date: 1643-02-21
Identifier: 829190r119


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

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

fol. 190r

Bushopp Planke late of Deniscoofe in the parish of Rathkeale barony of Connelloe and within the County of lymericke gardner (a brittish protestant) duely sworne & examined before vs by vertue of a Comission vnder the broade seale of this kingdome (beareing date the 5th day of March 1641) concerneing the robberies & spoiles since this rebellion Comitted vpon the brittish & protestants within the Province of Mu n ster &c deposeth & saith That vpon the first day of december 1641 or therabouts & since this rebellion he lost was robbed and forceably dispoiled of his goods & Chattles to the seuerall values followeing vzt worth 30 li.
Of houshould stufe & garden fruit e s to the value of Twenty pounds The deponent further saith that by meanes of this presente rebellion in Ireland he was dispossessd of a Tenement at Deniscoo f e aforesaid wherin he hath a lease of eleven yeeres to come being woort h three pounds per annum vltra reprise s wherin he is damnified ten pounds The totall of his losses amounts <A> to thirtie pounds The deponent alsoe saith And that aboute Candlemas last was Twelue month his goods were taken away by the meanes of Morris Harbert of Rathkeale in the said County Esquire & his followers Richard Bourke of the same yeoman & others his cause of knowledge is that he sawe some of his goods in the possession of the said Richard Bourke & that Teige mc Cormac of the same yeoman & Dermod mc Cormac Two of the said Harberts servants forceably tooke away parte of this deponents houshould stuffe

fol. 190v

Aboute the 12th of January 1641 this deponent among others to the number of a hundred persons men women & children all protestants or therabouts (obserueing all the said County of lymericke goeing out into actuall rebellion) conveyed themselues & their goods to the Castle Mertrish in the said County (belonging to Edmond Southwell of the same Esquire) & being entred into the said Castle aboute <B> the begining of Aprill followeing Oliuer Stevenson of Dunmoyline in the said County Esquire (since killed in open rebellion) & Morris Harbretts aforesaid Edmond mc Shihy of Ballyellylane in the said County Es gentlem and Patrick Purcell of Croe in the said County Esquire William Collium of Ballyvoly in the said County Esquire Richard Hunt of Manihane in the said County Esquire Edmond Bourke of Nekely in the said County gentleman Rory mc Shihy of Ballyneety in the said County gentleman Edmond Nash of Ballycloshane in the said County gentleman the said parties about the time last mencioned haueing mett together with their forces consisting of foure hundred <armed> men or therabouts in a warlicke & hostill maner besiedged the said Castle of Castle of Matrih & haueing buylt Two bulwarkes or fortes to the said Castle they kepte siedge to the same till the begining of August followeing or therabouts dureing which siedge the vnder named persons English & protestants were shot & murthered at seuerall times by the said parties or their forces namely John Sowthwell capteine of the said Castle John Stevens of Rathkeile aforesaid husbandman Paule Augustine of the same husbandman William Pallat Pauly Prichard of the same shoomaker James Booreman of the same weauer Edward Planke of the same weauer likewise dureing the said siedge among other rebellious actions they hanged or caused to be hanged Christopher

fol. 191r

Handy of Rathkeale in the said County taylor & Thomas Whitby of the same shepheard two protestants The deponent further saith that aboute Whitsuntide last one Cuthbert Smith of Rathkeele aforesaid glouer John Ely of the same glasier were murthered at a place called Court Matrish neere the said Castle by Morris Harbert aforesaid Cnogher Duffe & Brien mc Shane two servants to the said Morris; He alsoe saith that when the said Castle was deliuered vpp the said Harbert Oliuer Stevenson & Purcell entred the said castle & graunted this deponent & the rest quarter for their liues and goods & to that purpose sent a convey of three score musketiers along with them where of Teig o Conlane a mass priest was then appointed comander in cheefe notwithstanding which quarter & their promisses at a place called the Magewater this deponent & the rest that came out of the said Castle were all of them then & there stripped of their weareing cloathes & robbed of what goods was left them in the presence of the said mass priest, The deponent lastly saith that he heard the parties aboue named at their first entreing the said Castle & especially the said Oliuer Stevenson say that whatsoeuer they did in that kind to the English was by directions from his Maiestie & further Ann Reynes the wife of George Reynes late of Rathkeele aforesaid this day was produced before us as a witnes & being duely sworne & examined vpon the holy Evangelist <C> she deposeth that the contents of his bill not onely concerneing the losses of the said Bushopp Planke but alsoe touching the rebellious actions of the aboue parties in all particulars is true [ ] deponents servant her cause of knowledge

fol. 191v

Is that she liued in Rathkeale & knewe the estate of the said Bushopp Planke and likewise was in the said Castle dureing the said siedge & obserued all the particulars formerly desposed by the said Bushopp Planke & further they canot depose
Bushopp [mark] Plankes marke
Ann [mark] Reynes marke
Jurat [fuerunt] coram nobis
21o feb 1642
Phil: Bisse
Ric: Williamson

The examinations of
Bushopp Planke & Ann


Deponent Fullname: Bushopp Planke, Ann Reynes
Deponent Gender: Male, Female
Deponent Occupation: Gardener, Wife
Deponent County of Residence: Limerick,
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: George Reynes, Morris Harbert, Richard Bourke, Teige mc Cormac, Dermod mc Cormac, Oliuer Stevenson, Edmond mc Shihy, Patrick Purcell, William Collium, Richard Hunt, Edmond Bourke, Rory mc Shihy, Edmond Nash, Cnogher Duffe, Brien mc Shane, Edmond Southwell, John Sowthwell, John Stevens, Paule Augustine, Pauly Prichard, James Booreman, Edward Planke, Christopher Handy, Thomas Whitby, Cuthbert Smith, John Ely, Teig o Conlane
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Mentioned, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Rebel