Deposition of John Potter

Collection: Bysse Depositions

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

Date: 1643-03-17
Identifier: 829194r122


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

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

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<symbol> John Potter late of Abihine in the parish of Clo ncree barony of Connelloe and within the County of lymericke yeoman husbandman (a brittish protestant) duely sworne and examined before vs by vertue of his Maiesties Comission vnder the broade seale of this kingdome beareing dat e &c concerneing the losses robberies and spoiles since this rebellion committed vpon the brittish and protestants within the Provi n ce of Munster &c deposeth & saith That vpon the 14th day of January Anno domini 1641 or therabouts the deponent lost was robbed and forceably dispoiled of his goods and Chattles to the seuerall values followeing vzt worth CCviij li.
Of cowes heiffers steeres horses one mare one nagg shepe and swine to the value of one hundred & eighteene pounds ten shillinges Of houshould stufe lynnen woollen & weareing apparell to the value of three and Twenty three pounds Of corne and hay in stacke to the value of seaven & Twenty pounds The deponent saith that he was expelled & driuen away from his farme & house where he left of Corne in ground woorth eighteene pounds Part consisting Of debts amounting to the sume of Two and Twenty pounds due from Dermod รด Kelly of Mhadagh in the said County husbandman John o Collane of the same husbandman both in Rebellion & from diuers protestants vtterly dissenabled by meanes of this rebellion he saith that the said Dermod & John are nowe in open & actuall rebellion therfore this deponent is not likly to get satisfaction from them The totall of his losses amounts to Two hundred & eight pounds The deponent being further ex

fol. 194v

{}amined deposeth That aboute the begining of March 1641 Donnell o Collane of Clonceny in the <B> said County gentleman in this deponents absence (haueing fled into the Castle of Pallis in the said County) forceably entered into this deponents house at Abihine aforesaid & possessed himself of this deponents corne treshinge the same & converteing it to his owne vse his cause of knowledge heerin is that this deponent afterwards had conference with the said Donell who confessed the takeing away of the said Corne He alsoe saith That aboute the day & yeere first aboue written Edmond fitz Gerrald of Clenlis Gortentubrid alias fitz Gerrald of Clenlis in the said County gentleman with force and armes tooke away all the deponents Cattle aboue mencioned. likewise aboute the same time the said Castle of Pallis (wherevnto diuers English and protestants men women & children fled for refuge) was besiedged by the said fitz Gerald & continued siedge to the same of a long time, comitting diuers acts of hostility & especially the said fitz Gerralds forces or some of them then & there murthered William Greene & Thomas ffoord two protestants & warders of the said Castle The deponent lastly deposeth that aboute the begining of August last the said Edmond fitz Gerrald parlyeling with this deponent and others of the besiedged being demanded why thee enimy did soe persecute & oppresse the English in that creull maner as they did, he then made answeare because the English and protestants (quoth he) are rebells to the kinge & we his true subiects

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for we haue the kinges Comission for what wee doe or words to that effecte & further he deposeth not
John Potter
Jurat coram nobis
17o Marty 1642
Phil: Bisse
Ric: Williamson

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John Potters examination


Deponent Fullname: John Potter
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Yeoman
Deponent County of Residence: Limerick
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Dermod , John o Collane, Donnell o Collane, Edmond fitz Gerrald, William Greene, Thomas ffoord, the kinge
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Debtor, Debtor, Rebel, Rebel, Victim, Victim, Mentioned