Deposition of ffaieth Grady

Collection: Bysse Depositions

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

Date: 1643-02-02
Identifier: 829209r134


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Clare & Limerick
Deposition Type: Bysse
Nature of Deposition: Apostacy, Captivity, Robbery, Stripping, Words
Commissioners: Philip Bisse, Thomas Elwell
Deposition Transcription:

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<symbol> ffaieth Stand i sh alias Grady the wife to Derby Gradye late of Ballinscully in the parish of Ballymonymore Barony of the Smale Countie of in the County of Limericke (nowe Ensigne in his Maiesties Army) being duely sworne & examined before vs by vertue of a Comission beareing e date att Dublin the fifth day of March 1641 concerneing the Robberies and spoiles since this Re bbellion comitted vppon the Eng lish and protestants within the province of Munster & as also e diuers other particulers to be enquired after touchinge the discouery of this present Reb b ellion in Ireland shee deposeth and saieth Deposeth
<That> Aboute the first of ffebruary 1641 Maurice Baggott of Baggottstowne in the saide Countie gentleman in the absence of this deponents said husband sent sixteene armed men of his followers and servants aboute elleuen of the clocke att night to the Castle of Cnockmoinly (where this deponent then liued) And one of this deponents seruants Edmond ô Kelly beinge their guide and Conductor entred this deponent saide Castle and then & there with force & armes did dispossesse & putt this deponent out of the said Castle and likewise possessed themselues of this deponents goods to the value of one hundred pounds or thereabouts The deponent further saieth that shee then obserued the vndernamed persons to bee then and there in company with them vizt Pierce Lacy of Baggottstowne aforesaid gentleman Edmond ô Many of the same gent yeoman John Lacy of the same gentleman Garrott Baggott of Ballynamonymore in the said County gent Teige ô Cahill of the same yeoman Donnogh Bane yeoman of Baggottstowne aforesaid yeoman Donnogh mc Mahowey yeo of the same yeoman James Newgent of Ballynemonybegg in the said County yeoman Thomas Newgent of the same yeoman John Newgent of the same yeoman with seuerall others whose names this deponent knoweth nott, shee likewise saieth that Teige o Grady of Kikoallane in the aforesaide Countie Chancellor of Emly and Justice of Peace and [ ] quorum turned papist since the begininge of this Rebbellion; the Deponents cause of Knowledge is that shee hath seene the people at seuerall times come from masse out of his howse and that this Deponents father mother in lawe Mary ny Shihy and seuerall others tould this deponent that they had seene him at Masse in his owne house As alsoe [ ] [ ] of [ ] in the saide County Esquire [ turned ] to masse since the begininge of

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Rebbellion her cause of knowledge to this particuler is that shee sawe the said [ ] comeing out of [ a howse ] where masse was solelmnly celebrated This Deponent further saith that about the Purrification of the [ ] Virgin Mary beinge the fiue and twentith of March 1642 the vndernamed persons <B> Layd in siege to the Castle of Loghgurr (the right honorable the Earle of bathes howse) and continued the saide siege till the begininge of August followinge or thereabouts vizt William Lord Barron of Castle Connell Pierse Welsh of Abbey Vny in the saide Countie Esquire Donell Higgins Doctor of Phisicke Richard Bourke and Walter Bourke of Ballyvarry in the saide Countye gentlemen Richard Bourke of Cahirkinlesse in the saide Countye gent Maurice Baggott of Baggottstowne in the saide Countie gent Edmond ffox of Bulligidine in the saide Countie gent Teige Grady of the same late Chancellor of Emly Edmond Rawly of Ballynimonymore in the said <X> Countye gent Garrett Marshall and William Marshall of his sonne of Cloghevellur in the said Countie gent Robert ffreeman of Any in the saide Countie gent (reputed quarter master to the saide Lord of Castle Connell) James Grady of Knockinuregare in the said Countie gent John Lacye nowe of Broffe in the saide Countie gent William [ ] aforesaide Esquire This Deponent saieth that the aboue named persons and euery of them after the deliuery of the said Castle possessed themselues respectiuely of seuerall goods of this deponents said husband as alsoe diuers writeings and escripts concearneinge the Estate of this deponents husband and deuided the same amongst them her cause of Knowledge is that about the time aboue mencioned one John fitz Gerald of the Knee in the Countie of Tipperary gent being at the said siedge came to this deponents father in lawes house Donogh o Grady of Kilballyone in aforesaide Countie of Limerick gent and then and there offered the said Donnogh Grady parte of this deponent husbands writings vppon Condiccion that the said Donnogh Grady would helpe the saide John fitz Gerald to twentie shillings; This Examinant further saieth that the aboue named John Lacy of Broffe aforesaide and Connor Clancy

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<C> of Ballyvornyne in the saide Countie gent and by their directions & procurement this deponent about the begininge of 8ber Last this Deponent was apprehended and sent prisoner to Kilmallocke where she continued prisoner for fiue weeks haueinge six souldiers comannded as a guard to keepe her in the interim the Deponent haueinge had a conference with one John ffox then soueraigne of Kilmallocke desireinge that shee may bee released of the saide garde hee then made answeare that hee owed her husbands wife noe Respect or curtesie in Regard that hee was a Traytor to the Kinge & Country meaneinge thereby as this deponent beeleeues tha because that hee was a protestant & tooke parte with the English And further shee deposeth nott The deponent lastly saith that Thomas Grady and Standish Grady Two of this deponents children both of tender adge were stripped aboute the begining of 7ber last but by whome she knoweth not & then were carried away to the rebells campe at Adare in the said County & there kepte fasting three dayes and three nights & then & there adiudged by the lord of Castleconell to be hanged, which was like to be effected were had it not beene for the intercession of others & further she deposeth not
faith grady
Jurat coram nobis 8o ffebruary 1642
Phil: Bisse
Thomas Ellwell

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The examination
of ffaith Standish
alias Grady


Deponent Fullname: ffaieth Standish
Deponent Gender: Female
Deponent Occupation: Wife
Deponent County of Residence: Limerick
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Derby Gradye, Maurice Baggott, Edmond , Pierce Lacy, Edmond , John Lacy, Garrott Baggott, Teige , Donnogh Bane, Donnogh mc Mahowey, James Newgent, Thomas Newgent, John Newgent, William Lord Barron of Castle Connell, Pierse Welsh, Donell Higgins, Richard Bourke, Walter Bourke, Richard Bourke, Maurice Baggott, Edmond ffox, Teige o Grady, Edmond Rawly, Garrett Marshall, William Marshall, Robert ffreeman, James Grady, John fitz Gerald, John ffox, Thomas Grady, Standish Grady, Donogh o Grady, the Kinge, Virgin Mary
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Victim, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Apostate, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Victim, Victim, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned