Deposition of Thomas Ragg, Robert Ragg and Henry Briggs

Collection: Bysse Depositions

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

Date: 1643-01-04
Identifier: 829254r169


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

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

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Thomas Ragg son to Robert Ragg late of Ballynegould parish of Croe in the barony of and within the County of lymericke Carpenter (a brittish protestant duely sworne & examined by an oath in the behalfe of his said father (nowe bed ridden) before vs by vertue of a Comission beareing date &c deposeth and saith That on or aboute the 14th day of December 1641 & since the begining of this presente rebellion in Ireland the said Robert lost was robbed and forceably dispoiled of his goods and Chattles to the seuerall values followeing vzt worth Cvj li.
Of Cowes steeres heiffers yeerleings one bull horses and sheepe to the value of one and fiftie one pounds Of houshould stuffe to the value of fifteene pounds Of hay and Corne in the haggard and house to the value of three pounds Of tooles or Implements belonging to his trade to the value of ten pounds Of corne in ground lost by meanes of this rebellion the sume of ten pounds Of debts amounting to the sume of seaven pounds due from John Hill late of Ballinegould aforesaid Taylor an English protestant vtterly dissenabled by meanes of this rebellion therefore this deponent s said father canot gett satisfaction from him The totall of the said Roberts losses amounts to one hundred and six pounds This deponent alsoe saith that the 14th of December as aforesaid Two of the said Roberts cowes price fiue pounds were taken away by James oge Purcell of Curragh in the said County gentleman He further saith that And aboute the first of August last the Castle of Croome in the said County where this deponent and aboute a hundred other persons English and protestants yong and ould were kepte vp for three quarters of a yee{re}

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before, was then closely besiedged by the vnder named persons (with six or seaven thousand men then in their company or therabouts vzt by Garrett <B> Barry the enemyes generall for the Province of Munster, Patricke Purcell of Croe in the said County Esquire (lieutenant generall) Theobald Purcell alias Baron of Loghma the lord Roch the lord of Castleconell O Sullyvane more O Sullyvane Beare, Dominicke ffanning then mayor of lymericke Gerrald fitz Gerrald of Careassy in the said County gentleman Edmond Hicky of Tuorine in the said County gentleman Dauid Lacy of Alahy in the said County gentleman Edy Lacy of Brury in the said County gentleman, Bryen oge mc Mahowne of Clonshiere in the said County gentleman all then Morris Harbret formerly a minister all in armes & the castle being deliuered vp the said parties allowed thise deponent and the rest but victualls for their Journy towards the English quarters and eighteene pence a peece in mony of all their goods, which was taken away from them in the way by the convey sent with them by the said parties He lastly saith that he heard seuerall persons affirme amongst them that they had the kinges Comission to warrant their proceedinges: likewise this examinant deposeth that since this rebellion Thomas Adams of Clonshiere aforesaid yeoman John Wells of neere Adare in the said County husbandman & Hester his wife being formerly protestants are since this rebellion turned papists Henry Briggs late of Ballenuske in the said County Turnor this day came before vs & vpon the holy Evangelist deposed the contents of this examination to be true &c
Thomas [mark] Ragges marke
Henry [mark] Briggs marke
Jurat coram nobis 4o Jan: 1642
Phil: Bisse Thomas Ellwell

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The examination of
Thomas Ragg


Deponent Fullname: Robert Ragg, Henry Briggs
Deponent Gender: Male, Neutral
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Thomas Ragg, John Hill, James oge Purcell, Garrett Barry, Patricke Purcell, Theobald Purcell, lord Roch, lord of Castleconell, O Sullyvane more, O Sullyvane Beare, Dominicke ffanning, Gerrald fitz Gerrald, Edmond Hicky, Dauid Lacy, Edy Lacy, Bryen oge mc Mahowne, Morris Harbret, the kinge, Thomas Adams, John Wells, Hester Wells
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Proxy, Debtor, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Mentioned, Apostate, Apostate, Apostate