Deposition of William Harrish

Collection: Bysse Depositions

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

Date: 1642-12-16
Identifier: 829272r181


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

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

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William Harrish late of Barnakill in the parish of Mo ngredge barony of Pobulbryen and within the County of lymericke yeoman (a brittish protestant) duely sworne and examined before vs by vertue &c deposeth and saith That on or aboute the 12th of December 1641 & since the begining of this presente rebellion in Ireland he lost was robbed and forceably dispoiled of his goods and Chattles to the seuerall values followeing vzt the value of 203 li.
Of Cowes mares and coults to the value of one hundred and three pounds Of houshould stuffe to the value of Twenty pounds Of hay and Corne to the value of forty pounds The deponent saith that by meanes of this pres ente rebellion he is dispossessed of parte of the lands of Barnakill aforesaid wherin he hat h a lease of elevaen yeeres to come woorth ten pounds per annum aboue the land lords rent haueing layed out much chardges in buylding & other Improuements vpon the same he saith that he is damnified in his lease fifty pounds Part consisting Of debts amounting to the sume of thirty pounds due from John mc Anna of Ballinbealy in the said County gentleman Morrogh o Bryen of lackinemantaine in the said County gentleman Donogh o Bryen of Carrigoginoll in the said County gentleman John fitz Nicholas lyssaght of ffanyston in the said County gentleman Dauid Haiyn of Carigoginell aforesaid gentleman James Herbrett neere Rathkeale in the said County gentleman & diuers others whose names he doth not remember his bookes and papers being taken away by the rebells But in regard the said parties are nowe in open and actuall rebellion therefore this deponent canot gett satisfaction from them The totall of his losses amounts to Two hundred & three pounds The deponent saith further that parte of his said Cattle were then & there taken away by Dermod o Bryen of Kiltemplenane in the said County gentleman & another parte of

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of his said Cattle & his houshould stuffe were likewise then and there taken away by Edmond Bourke <B> of Ballylymon in the said County gentleman likewise a mare price ten pounds of this deponents goods was then & there taken away by William Bourke lord Baron of Castle Connell And that William Hawkins of Barnakile aforesaid husbandman an English protestant aboute Easter last was killed by the meanes of Thomas Arthure of lymericle Esquire & further he deposeth not
William [mark] Harris his
Jurat coram nobis
16o Decembris 1642
Phil: Bisse
Hen: Rugge

The examination of
William Harris



Deponent Fullname: William Harrish
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Yeoman
Deponent County of Residence: Limerick
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: John mc Anna, Morrogh o Bryen, Donogh o Bryen, John fitz Nicholas lyssaght, Dauid Haiyn, James Herbrett, Dermod o Bryen, Edmond Bourke, William Bourke, Thomas Arthure, William Hawkins
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Debtor, Debtor, Debtor, Debtor, Debtor, Debtor, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Victim