Deposition of William fforth

Collection: Bysse Depositions

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

Date: 1643-01-24
Identifier: 829293r190


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

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

fol. 293r

William fforth the younger late of Ballingarran in the parish of Nantenan in the barony of Connelloe and with in the County of lymericke gentleman sonn and administrator to William fforth the elder late of the same gentleman, lately murthered by the rebells in the said County duely sworne and examined before vs vpon oath by vertue of a Comission vnder the broade seale of this kingdome beareing date the 5th day of march 1641 concerneing the robberies and spoiles comitted by the rebells vpon the brittish and protestants in the Province of Munster since this rebellion &c deposeth and saith That vpon the 12th of January 1641 or therabouts the said William fforth the elder lost was robbed & forceably dispoiled of his goods & Chattles to the seuerall values followeing vzt worth 3050 li.
Of cowes steeres heiffers yeerlinges mares horses sheepe and swine to the value of one thousand seaven nyne hundred and fiftie pounds Of hay & corne in the haggard and in Ground to the value of one hundred pounds The deponent further saith that by meanes of this presente rebellion in Ireland the said William fforth was dispossessed of the seuerall farmes followeing namely Of the said the Towne and lands of Ball ing arran where he had a lease of ten yeeres to come woorth cleere in yeerly profitt to the said ffoorth forty pounds per annum which lease before this rebellion was woorth to be bought & sould two hundred pounds Alsoe he was dispossessed of the Towne and lands of Kilcol m an in the said County wherin he had a lease of three liues woorth de Claro one hundred pounds per annum, his enterest in the said lease (considering his chardges in Improueing the same) was woorth seaven hundred pounds The

fol. 293v

deponent further saith that there are seuerall debts due to the said William fforth especially John Trenchard of f inglan in the said County Esquire was indebted to him in the sume of one hundred pounds And although the same was accounted goode debts before the begining of this rebellion yeett in regard that the said Trenchard himself is dissenabled by meanes of the rebellion therefore the deponent is not likely to gett any satisfaction from him The totall of his losses amounts to Two three thousand eight hundred and fiftie pounds John Mayes late of Rathkeil e in the said County carrier thi s day came before vs (being duely sworne vpon the holy Evangelist) deposed the contents of this bill to be true
William fforth
John [mark] Mayes marke
Jurat coram nobis
24o Jan 1642
Phil: Bisse
Thomas Ellwell

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fol. 294v

The examination
of William ffoorth


Deponent Fullname: William the elder fforth
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Gentleman
Deponent County of Residence: Limerick
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: William the younger fforth, John Mayes, John Trenchard
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Proxy, Witness, Debtor