Deposition of Ambrose Martin

Collection: Bysse Depositions

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

Date: 1642-11-26
Identifier: 829239r159


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

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

fol. 239r

Ambrose Martin late of Ballymcranell in the parish of Monegihy barony of Connelloe & within the County of lymericke yeoman (a brittish protestant) duely sworne & examined before vs by vertue of &c deposeth & saith That on or aboute Christmas last & since the begining of this presente rebellion in Ireland he lost was robbed and forceably dispoyled of his goods and Chattles to the seuerall values followeing vzt worth 725 li. Part Consisting of debts due from
Of Cowes heiffers steeres horses mares & swine to the value of Two hundred & eleven pounds Of houshould stuffe & apparell to the value of Twenty pounds Of hay & corne in the haggard to the value of fiftie pounds Of Corne in ground lost by this rebellion to the value of one hundred & forty pounds or therabouts Of ready mony & two gould Rin g es to the value of forty foure pounds eight shillinges The deponent saith that by meanes of this presente rebellion in Ireland he was d i spossessed of the lands of Ballymcranell aforesaid woorth Coibus a n nis sixteene pounds per annum cleere haueing a lease therin for two liues y e ett vnexpired & layed out much chardges in buylding ditchinge & other necessary Improuements vpon the same in his lease he conceaues himself damnified one hundred pounds likewise he is dispossessed of another parcell of land of C lo n escrahane in the said County wherin he hath a tearme of life woorth yerly aboue the land lords rent seaven & Twenty pounds he is damnified by

fol. 239v

looseing the benefitt of the said lease one hundred pounds Of debts amounting to the sume of one hundred pounds due from the vndernamed persons English & protestants vzt Michell vsly late of Newcastle in the said County gentleman Christopher Martiall late of Ballyhowe in the said County husbandma n William Hatkins late of Bally morroo e in the said County Smith Humfry Barnard of the same tanner & others likew i se parte of the said debte is due from William mc Shane of Ballyowen in the said <A> County husbandman John mc Karmucke the elder John mc Karmucke the yonger of Camisse in the said County husbandman Donnell John o Bary of the same husbandman, James ffitz Gerrald of Ballykenny in the said County gentleman & others whose names he doth not nowe remember And although he accounted the same goode debts before the begining of this rebellion yeett in regard the said protestants are vtterly dissenabled by meanes of this rebellion & the rest of thaboue parties who e are all out in open & actuall rebellion therefore this deponent canot gett satisfaction from them The totall of his losses amounts to seaven hundred & Twenty fiue pounds He was robbed of his Chattlle & horses by the meanes of Garrett mc Phillipp of Monelenae in the said County gentleman whoe about the time aboue mencioned came with force & armes vpon this deponents land of Ballymcranell aforesaid at night & in a rebellious maner broke open the doores of this deponents houses whe{re} his said Cattle was kepte for feare of the rebells

fol. 240r

& then & there hence caryed away thirty heads of this deponent cowes & horses he likewise saith that aboute the same time Dauid mc Gerrald nere Newcastle capteine <B> among the rebells came with like force & armes vpon this deponents said land & tooke away parte of this deponents Cattle as alsoe Nicholas Bary Nicholas Garrett Liston of Ballyquirke in the said County gentleman in a rebellious maner tooke away another parte of this deponents said Cattle. He further saith that Robert Muder & William Muder his son both of Tullybanicke in the said County shoomakers were murthered aboute midsumer last at a placed called the Ruske monteine in the said County likewise Symon Lane late of Dro m en in the said County Carpenter & William Burges late of Shangarry in the said County husbandman John Slone of Ballybegane in the said County husbandman Edward Savadge late of Churchtowne in the said County yeoman all English protestants were then & there cruelly murthered but by whome this deponent canot tell & further he deposeth not
Ambrose Martin
Jurat coram nobis
26o No: 1642
Phil: Bisse
Hen: Rugge

fol. 240v

The examination
of Ambrose Martin


Deponent Fullname: Ambrose Martin
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Yeoman
Deponent County of Residence: Limerick
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Michell vsly, Christopher Martiall, William Hatkins, Humfry Barnard, William mc Shane, John mc Karmucke, John mc Karmucke, John o Bary, James ffitz Gerrald, Garrett mc Phillipp, Dauid mc Gerrald, Garrett Liston, Robert Muder, William Muder, Symon Lane, William Burges, John Slone, Edward Savadge
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Debtor, Debtor, Debtor, Debtor, Debtor, Debtor, Debtor, Debtor, Debtor, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim