Deposition of John Massey

Collection: Bysse Depositions

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

Date: 1642-11-04
Identifier: 829200r127


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

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

fol. 200r

John Massey late of Aghavoolk in the parish of Mahowne barony of Conelloe & within the County of Limerick gentleman (a brittish protestant) duely sworne & examined before vs by vertue of &c deposeth & saith That on or aboute the 10th of January & diuers times since the begining of this presente rebellion in Ireland he lost was robbed and forceably dispoiled of his goods and Chattles to the seuerall values followeing vzt worth 1515 li. 10 s.
Of Cowes calues horses mares and swine to the value of three hundred fortie fiue pounds ten shill Of corne in the haggard to the value of fiue seaven score pounds Of Corne left in ground nowe lost by meanes of this rebellion to the value of foure eight score pounds Of houshould stuff to the value of one hundred pounds three score & ten pounds The deponent saith that by meanes of this presente rebellion he is dispossessed of the said farme of Corkmahege & Ballingary two Rectories in the said County A v oolk woorth Coibus annis one hundred & twenty pounds per annum aboue the landlords rent wherin he is damnified foure hundred pounds The totall of his losses amounting to Part consisting Of debts amounting to the sume of three hundred pounds due from diuers Irish & papists nowe in actuall rebellion namely John o Bryn of Knockeacrea in the said County tan n er Dauid Hanly of Dromcoloe in the said County gentleman Gerrald fitz Thomas of Clonlory in the said County gentleman with diuers others besides protestants vtterly dissenabled by meanes of this rebellion therefore this deponent canot gett satisfaction from them The totall of his losses amounts to one thousand fiue hundred & fifteene pounds ten shillings Aboute Christmas last this deponent & seuerall other English & protestants were closely besiedged at Newcastle by Thomas m{c}

fol. 200v

Tho: Mc Gibbon of Mohoony in the said County gentleman capteine of hundred <B> rebells, Edmound mc Shihy of Ballyallynan in the said County gentleman another capteine among the rebells John mc Shihy of the same gentleman Rory mc Shihy of the same gentleman whoe lay at garrisson at Grancy in the said County within a mile to Newcastle aforesaid & likewise the said Thomas Gibbon kepte the forte of Lisenayne within halfe a mile to the said Castle & Richard Stevenson & his sone Oliuer Stevenson both of Dunmoylen in the said County Esquires both deceased in open & actuall rebellion kepte another siedge with their forces to the said Castle whoe in a rebellious maner vpon Candlemas last killed one Edward Sauadge one of the warders of the said Castle & diuers others of them were killed comeing out for releeffe & especially capteine John Sowthwell of Castlemartresse in the said County Esquire aboute Easter last was killed by an ambush of the enemy at M o ho o ne Grancy aforesaid William Langford of Newcastle aforesaid gentleman Thomas was formerly a reputed protestant is since this rebellion turned papist & further he deposeth not
John Massey
Jurat coram nobis
4o 9bris 1642
Phil: Bisse
Richard ffrench

The examination
of John Mossey

The examination of
John Massey

Deponent Fullname: John Massey
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Gentleman
Deponent County of Residence: Limerick
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: John o Bryn, Dauid Hanly, Gerrald fitz Thomas, Thomas Mc Gibbon, Edmound mc Shihy, John mc Shihy, Rory mc Shihy, Richard Stevenson, Oliuer Stevenson, John Sowthwell, Edward Sauadge, William Langford
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Debtor, Debtor, Debtor, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Victim, Victim, Apostate