Deposition of Francis Wilson

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

Date: 1642-07-20
Identifier: 833188r137


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Cavan
Deposition Type: Dublin Original
Nature of Deposition: Robbery
Commissioners: William Aldrich, William Hitchcock
Deposition Transcription:

fol. 188r

(directly follows the deposition of William Ragg on the same page)
ffrancis Wilson of Belturbett in the County of Cavan yeoman sworne and examined saith That when the Rebellion began: Oliver Smith of Crahard in the Countie of Cavan gent had a leas grant or conveyance in fee farme vnder the rent of xx s. per annum of a parcell of land Called Crahard Etra & was in possession thereof vntill the Rebells expulced him: And this deponent is verely perswaded that the Rebells forceibly tooke away within them the said grant or Conveyance from the said Mr Smith And the said Mr Smith when the Rebellion began had a leas for about xxty yeres then in being of 3 pottles of land att Butlers bridge being three parts of the Pole of ffarnegarraghe: the Rent of the whole Pole being viij li. x s. per annum & was in possession thereof when the Rebellion began: And then as this deponent is verely perswaded the Rebells forceibly tooke from the said Mr Smith (amongst other thinges:) his said leas of the said three pottles of Land And the together with another leas which the said Mr Smith had of a tate and a half of land in the County of ffermanagh called killiclonah and drumreartah by Sir Stephen Butler knighte & a note vnder the said Sir Stephens hand whereby he promissed to make vp the said
<Jur mr Brereton
mr Hitchcock>

fol. 188v

Mr Smithes estate in the same lands fifty yeres or thereabouts vnder or about the yerely Rent of ix li. x s. per annum: of which 50 yeres fowre or 5 yeres are expired already
ffrancis wilson
Jur xxo Julij 1642
Will: Hitchcocke
Hen: Brereton
Will: Aldrich

[Copy at Ms 832, fols 112r-112v]

Deponent Fullname: ffrancis Wilson
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Yeoman
Deponent County of Residence: Cavan
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Oliver Smith, Stephen Butler
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Victim, Mentioned