Deposition of Alice Beech

Collection: Bysse Depositions

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

Date: 1642-10-10
Identifier: 829266r176


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

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

fol. 266r

Alsice Beech late wife to John Beech late Masterr Gunner of his Maiesties Castle of Limericke widdowe duely sworne and examined by vertue of his Maiesties Comission beareing date &c deposeth and saith That on or aboute Candlemas 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 344 li. 5 s.
Of Cowes horses & mares to the value of one hundred and three pounds fifteene shillinges Of houshould goods to the value of seaven pounds ten shillinges O ne Of one box where she had twenty pounds ready mony & three gould both amounting to thirtie pounds Of hay to the value of ten pounds Of deale boords in the said Castle of limericke which cost this deponents said husband seaven pounds Likewise the kings Iland in Limericke aforesaid the trenching of the same cost her said hus band fortie shillings Of debts amounting to the sume of foure score & six pounds due from diuers English and protestants vtterly dissenabled by this rebellion & seuerall of the Irish nowe in actuall rebellion & in regard this deponent lost all her bills bonds writeings taken away by the rebells therefore she canot directly knowe the names of the parties The totall of her losses amounts to three hundred foure & ffortie pounds fiue shillinges She saith that aboute Candlemas last seaven & Twenty pounds Cowes six horses & mares of this deponents goods were taken away together with some houshould goods out of the kinges Iland of Limericke aforesaid by William Bourke of limericke aforesaid gen Likewise her said box and

fol. 266v

Gould rings were taken away by the rebells out of William Mansfields house at Limericke aforesaid merchant but by whome she knoweth not She saith that aboute midsumer last William Holbin of limericke labourer Weenyffred Eagle of the same widdowe & the number of twenty more English & protestants were driuen by the rebells into the riuer & there all choked & drowned in the water likewise Ann Chade of limericke aforesaid was murthered by the rebells at the water gate of Limericke aforesaid she <B> saith that William Lodge of Castle banke in the County of Clare Tanner & his wife are likewise since this rebellion turned papist & further she deposeth not
Alse [mark] Beeches marke
Jurat coram nobis 10
Octobris 1642
Phil: Bisse
Tristram WhetCombe

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fol. 267v

Allice Beech her Exam


his Maiesties Comiss

Deponent Fullname: Alice Beech
Deponent Gender: Female
Deponent Occupation: Wife
Deponent County of Residence: Limerick
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: John Beech, William Bourke, William Lodge, William Mansfield, William Holbin, Weenyffred Eagle, Ann Chade
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Victim, Rebel, Apostate, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim