Deposition of Elias Nicholas

Collection: Bysse Depositions

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

Date: 1642-07-02
Identifier: 829223r146


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

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

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Elias Nicholas late of Clonbryen in the parish of Cloncore & barony of Conelloe & within the County of limericke a Joiner (an English protestant) duely sworne & examined before vs by vertue of his Maiesties Comission beareing date &c de deposeth and saith That on or aboute Christmas last & 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 following vzt worth 648 li. Part consisting of debts owing vnto him by
Of Cowes yong Cattle yeerlings mares one horse & swine at Clonbrien aforesaid to the value of one hundred foure score & eighteene pounds Of houshould stuffe and houshould prouision in this deponents house to the value of thirtie pounds Of his hay in stacke to the value of twenty pounds The deponent saith that by meanes of this rebellion he was dispossessed of his said farme of Clonbrien wherin he had a lease of nynteene yeeres to come or therabouts woorth Coibus annis to be sett thirtie pounds per annun aboue the lords rent haueing well Improued the same with building fenceing & ditchinge which lease this deponent togeather with his said Improuem e nt he valueth to be woorth one hundred and foure score pounds Of debts which this deponent accounted goode debts before the begining of this presente rebellion amounting to the sume of two hundred and twenty pounds due vpon the vndernamed persons v z t Robert Co x John Heynes Richard Dore Gilbert Cooper James Lock clerke Thomas Williams William Powell Thomas Bellingsly Marcus Spitman John Gore Thomas Eyres Arthure Dowley Impouerished protestants & by Connor mc Edmond of Garrane in the said County yeoman William o Reghery of the same yeoman Gerrald mc Ennery of Kilcushin in the said County gentleman Roger offlin of Clonbrien aforesaid husbandman Richard Dore & Gilbert Cooper of A[ ] in the said County yeoman & Gilbert Cooper of Ballneclogh in the said County yeoman But in regard the said parties protestants are vtterly dissenabled by meanes of this presente rebellion & the rest are out in actuall rebellion wherefore this deponent canot gett satisfaction for them

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The totall of this deponents losses amounts to the sume of six hundred & fortie eight pounds The deponent furt h er saith that he was robbed & dispoiled aboute the same time of most of his goods by night & that by the hands & meanes of Ed<B>mond Supple of Brury in the said County gentleman (a servant and retainer of Edy Lacy of Brury aforesaid gentleman) Conor mc Edmond of the Garran aforesaid yeoman Morris Supple of Ballincolly in the County of Corke gentleman & diuers others of the rebells in their Company whose names he doth not remember The deponent further saith that the said Edy Lacy besiedged John Supple of Craggane in the said County gentleman Morris <symbol> fitz Gerrald of Bally Teige in the said County gentleman Morris Supple of Ballincolly aforeasid gen William fitz Richard Gibbon of Kilhueg in the said County of Corke gentleman & diuers others of their forces besiedged the Castle of Rathgogan in the said County of Corke aboute the last day of march last & kepte siedg to the same for a matter of nyne dayes & in their attempte vpon the said Castle tooke a house neere the same said Castle where they hanged John Atkins late of Johnogoulding in the said County of limericke merchant John Hall late of Newtowne in the said County of Corke yeoman Hugh Dare late of Clonbrien aforesaid yeoman John Mertin all which whoe came thither for [ ] refuge from the rebells all beinge English protestants and likewise he lastly deposeth saith that John Mertin of Rathgogan aforesaid yeoman an English protestant was murthered by the said rebells at Rathgogan at that time but by by which of them he knoweth not & further he deposeth not
Elias [mark] Nicholas
his marke
Jurat coram nobis
2o die July 1642
Phil: Bisse
Thomas Ellwell

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The examination of Elias Nicholls yeoman


Deponent Fullname: Elias Nicholas
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Joiner
Deponent County of Residence: Limerick
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Robert Cox, John Heynes, James Lock, Thomas Williams, William Powell, Thomas Bellingsly, Marcus Spitman, John Gore, Thomas Eyres, Arthure Dowley, Connor mc Edmond, William o Reghery, Gerrald mc Ennery, Roger offlin, Gilbert Cooper, Richard D[ ], Edmond Supple, Edy Lacy, Morris Supple, John Supple, Morris fitz Gerrald, William fitz Richard Gibbon, John Hall, John Atkins, Hugh Dare, John Mertin
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Debtor, Debtor, Debtor, Debtor, Debtor, Debtor, Debtor, Debtor, Debtor, Debtor, Debtor, Debtor, Debtor, Debtor, Debtor, Debtor, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim