Deposition of Edward Clare

Collection: Bysse Depositions

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

Date: 1642-08-26
Identifier: 829221r144


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

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

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Edward Clare of Shanavoly in the parish of St Monsion in the county of the citty of Limrick Clerk, a Brittish protestant, duly sworne & examined before vs by vertue of his Maiesties Commission etc deposeth & sayth that on or about the second of Jan: last past & since the beginning of the present rebellion in Ireland, he lost was robbed & forceably dispoyled of his goods & chattells to the seuerall values following vizt: worth 685 li. Part consisting of debts
Of his cowes, horses, mares, sheepe & swine to the value of one hundred and thirteene pownds Of houshould goods to the value of one hundred pownds Of Implements of husb a ndry to the value of forty shill :
Of hay & Corne in house & haggard to the value of thirty fiue pownds Of Linen woollen & wearing apparrell to the value of one hundred pownds Of plate to the value of fifty pownds He also sayth that he was expelled & driuen away from this said farme of Shanauoly, where he left in Corne in ground to the value of forty pounds, which he conceiueth to be lost This d e ponent further sayth that by meanes of this rebellion, he was dispossed of his said farme wherein he had a lease of seaun years in which he conce i us himselfe damnifyed the summe of forty fiue pownds
Of debts to the summe of two hundred pownds which before this rebellion were esteemed good debts, but now become desperate by reason some of the debtours are impouerisht protestants by meanes of this rebellion, as William Hobson, William Gibbord, Cyprian Eames of the citty of Limrick & the rest now out in actuall rebellion, as Owen รด Suilliuan of the parish of Chara in the County of Corke husb: Robert Lewis of Kilmallock in the County of Limerick merchant Knogher Clonan of the Towne of Kilmallock in said county mer husb: therefore this deponent cannot gett any satisfaccion from any of them: The totall of his losses in goods & chattells amounts to the value of six hundred eighty fiue pownds besids the losse of the benefit of his Church liueings of Drumin, Athleuagh, Derrgauan in the county of Limrick, and of Charagh in the county of Corke worth coibus annis one hundred thirty one pownds per annum which he leaueth to consideracion, : He also sayth that he was robd of his horses & cowes by James Whites seruants of Limrick merchant; his plate was takn away by James White aforesaid and he also sayth that all other his goods aforesaid were takn away by the said James and his seruants He further sayth that Tho: Yong of Coonagh gen, John Skigg of Limrick blacksmith William Manwaring seruant to the Lady Sowthwell of Singland all these were killd by the rebbells in their defence of the Castle of Limrick He lastly sayth that Samuell Poe of Kilmallock clerk, Richard ffuller of Limrick one of the vicars Chorall there & organist & his wife & daughter formerly reputed protestants & since this rebellion turnd pap ist and Morr ogh Harbard of D rumin aforesaid clerke was hang d by the Lord Mount Garrett & further he cannot depose He lastly sayth that John Mayne of Kilmallock Clerke [ ] & Christopher Frothringham of Kilmallock Clerke was imprisond in a Church in Kilmallock & there starud by the means and directions of the Lord of Castle conell then gouernour of Kilmallock
Edward Clare
Jurat coram nobis 26th of Aug
Phil: Bisse
Hen: Rugge

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Edward Clares


Deponent Fullname: Edward Clare
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Clergy
Deponent County of Residence: Limerick
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: William Hobson, William Gibbord, Cyprian Eames, Owen , Robert Lewis, Knogher Clonan, James White, Lord of Castle conell, John Mayne, Christopher Frothringham, Tho: Yong, John Skigg, William Manwaring, Lady Sowthwell, Samuell Poe, Morreogh Harbard, Lord Mount Garrett, Richard Fuller
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Debtor, Debtor, Debtor, Debtor, Debtor, Debtor, Rebel, Rebel, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Mentioned, Apostate, Mentioned, Mentioned, Apostate