Deposition of James Stewart

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

Date: 1642-11-12
Identifier: 833196r144


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Cavan
Deposition Type: Dublin Original
Nature of Deposition: Killing, Robbery, Words, Lost By Debts
Commissioners: John Watson, William Aldrich
Deposition Transcription:

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James Stewart of Killalisse in the Countie of Cavan gent being dweliue sworne and examyned sayeth That since the begining of this Rebellion he hes beine Robbed & spoiled of eight poundes ster: per annum vltra repr out of a pole of land he houldes in fee farme forever from Sir Henrie Pearse knight and barronett for the seavin Cowes & oxen young and ould value thrie score and fyve poundes ster:, one hundreth sheip young and ould valve twentie shillinges poundes ster: four horses and Mares value ten poundes ster:, Corne value fyfteine poundes ster:, houshould stuffe value fyfteine poundes ster hay and turffe value fyve poundes ster:, In all one hundreth and thirtie poundes ster:, besydes the eight poundes per annum of the land before mentioned and ten <152 li.> poundes ster of debtes dwe to this deponent by the Rebelles <And the names of the Rebells that owe hom the said mony of x li. one Coll mc Auglie Patrick mc Clery Coll mc Clery shane mc Guin Edmond mc Lurkan Brian รด Lemshy & donnell mc Clery all of the parish of Knockbride> and twelue pound dwe to him by Pilladged people And further this deponent sayeth That the goodes Cattle houshould stuffe and clothes Corne and hay aforesaid were <a> taken and detayned by Tirlo: Barnagh o Duffie of Corvackane in the Countie of Monaghan Patrik Grome mc Clawe and Neale o Duffie with seuerall other Rebelles of the Countie of Monaghan that this deponent cannot Nominate, Brian mc Owen o Rellie of Killalisse in the Co untie of Cavan, Shane o Rellie of the same donell Rellie of the same, did enter and dispossessed this deponent of his houses and land alleadgeing it is was there owen Inheritance, and Hugh oge mc Tirlo Rellie of Skea Hugh oige mc Brian Rellie of Kilca, Aghee mc Mahowne of Cornargane, and seuerall other Rebeles which this deponent cannot nominate being all vnder the Comand of one Captane Hugh Rellie one of the Rebellious Captanes did forceablie take away f our and twentie cowes & a horse from him And further this deponent sayeth That <hand> about the 23th of oct 1641 all the Irishes within the said Countie of Cavan rose vpp in Armes, and Robbed and spoiled all the British that dwelt in the said Countie, and that they made Colloneles Captanes and livetennantes the most pairt
<Cavan handw>

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pairt whereof this deponent cannot welle Nominate and hearde them generallie say that they would be no longer vnder the English Government, and that his Maiestie should not receaue any more rentes within this kingdome of Ireland, And further this deponent sayeth that he Crediblie hearde, that one ferrall <b> Rellie of Lare in the said Countie of Cavan, Conor Rellie of Kilcollie, Conor Roge mc Clerie of Maghrinewre, donell mc Clerie of Kilcollie, Mahown duff mc Clerie, Patr mc eneny, Patr: o Duffie with seuerall other Traiterouse Villanes did Murder and kill in the night tyme, Adam bailie of Lare, John bailie of the same John waiker of the same Robert Cuthbertsone of Lisnalske John Mitchell of Corwhowrin being 80 yeare ould and vpwardes, and his wiffe neare the same age Patrik Jacksone of the same John bailie of downenie and James Bailie of Kilcally with seuerall othir British protestant Inhabitantes within the barronie of Claughie, and would haue killed all the british within that barronie, but that the most pairt of them fledd for there lyves And that the Rebelles (vnchristian like would not suffer them to be buryed in Church or Churchyairde <hand hand And this deponent being at divine service performed by Mr Mr George Hamilton the Rebells sayd they were at the devills service, & it were a good deed to burne the howse over their heads. & after that the said Mr Hamilton durst not be seene in that towne becawse he was threatened with death> And further this deponent sayeth That he heard one Donell Rellie of Killalisse dromconragh say that the king would never haue the authoritie in Ireland he had before And that his lawes would never haue be [noe] heare as they was any more vsed And sajth That Patrick mc Groome mc Lawghes divulge That the cawse of their insurreccion was the cutting off of the late lo: lieuetenant & you that are Brittans will shall pay for it or to that effect
James Stewart
Jurat 12 9ber 1642
Will: Aldrich
Joh Watson:

[Copy at MS 832, fols 71r-72r]

Deponent Fullname: James Stewart
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Gentleman
Deponent County of Residence: Cavan
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Henrie Pearse, Coll mc Auglie Patrick mc Clery, Coll mc Clery shane mc Guin, Edmond mc Lurkan, Brian , donnell mc Clery, Tirlo: Barnagh o Duffie, Patrik Grome mc Clawe, Neale o Duffie, Brian mc Owen o Rellie, Shane o Rellie, donell Rellie, Hugh oge mc Tirlo Rellie, Hugh oige mc Brian Rellie, Aghee mc Mahowne, Hugh Rellie, ferrall Rellie, Conor Rellie, Conor Roge mc Clerie, donell mc Clerie, Mahown duff mc Clerie, Patr mc eneny, Patr: o Duffie, Donell Rellie, Patrick Groome mc Lawghes, Adam bailie, John bailie, John waiker, Robert Cuthbertsone, John Mitchell, Patrik Jacksone, John bailie, James Bailie
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Creditor, Debtor, Debtor, Debtor, Debtor, Debtor, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim