Deposition of Elizabeth Smith

Collection: Bysse Depositions

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

Date: 1643-07-03
Identifier: 829308r199


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

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

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<symbol> Elizabeth Smith widdowe (the relict of Robert Smith) late of the Towne & parish of Cullin in the Barony of C o onogh within the Com of Limerick duely sworne & examined besides vs by vertue of etc deposeth & saith that aboute the first of December 1641 shee lost was robbed & forceably dispoiled of her goods & Chattles by the meanes of this present Rebellion in Ireland to the seuerall values following vzt worth 277 li.
Of Cowes Heffers yerelings Horses Mares coults & swine to the valu{e} of three score & three pounds Of Corne in house & haggard to the value of one hundred pounds Of houshould stuffe to the value of ten pounds Of implements of husbandry to the value of forty shill Shee likewise saith that she was dispossessed of a farme called the Stangs in the parish of Owly within the County of Limericke wherein shee had of Corne in grounde to the value of twenty seauen pounds She likewise saith that by meanes of this rebellion shee was dispossessed of the Stangs aforesaid wherin shee had a terme of nyne yeares to come worth coibus annis fiftie shill ouer and aboue the Land Lords rent which she valueth to be worth ten pounds ster She lastly saieth that shee lost of debts which this deponent accounted good debts before this rebellion due vpon the vndernamed personsties the sume of forty one pounds namely Edm: Euered gent ffrancis Hasisle Hasisly John Thorneby John Treuor John Carver all of C u llon aforesaid disabled protestants by meanes of this rebellion as also ow ing by Garrett English & Evstace English of Garehiochy in the said com of Limericke gent James mc Peirce of Galbally in the Com of Tipperary yeoman together with seuerall others whose names this deponent remembreth not now in actuall rebellion & by others shee also saith that shee was dispossessed of seuerall houses in Callin aforesaid wherein she had a term{e} of Nyne yeares to come worth coibus annis eight pounds ster ouer & aboue the Land Lords rent which she valueth to be worth twenty fouer pounds ster The totall of her losses amounts to two hundred & seaventy seaven pounds ster The deponent being further examined And further saith that about the aforesaid time shee deliuered the aforesaid Cattle to Garrett & Eustace English aforesaid now in actua{ll} rebbellion he r cause of knowledge is that shee whom shee sawe them to bee of the convoy that Conveyed this deponent & others after the takeing the Castle of Cullon, shee also saith that she intrusted Mortogh mc Connor Brien of Cloghadalatane in the parish of Owly in the Com of Limerick gen: with Corne Cattle & a Gould ringe of the aforesaid goods which she lost in regarde that he is in actuall rebbellion her cause of knowledge is that & and he was one of the fiue cheife men is in actuall rebellion that besiedged the Castle of Cullin & that this deponent sawe him there & further shee deposeth not
Elizabeth [mark] Smyths marke
Jurat coram no: 16o May 1643
Phil: Bisse {Thomas Elwell}

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Elizabeth Smith her Exam

Deponent Fullname: Elizabeth Smith
Deponent Gender: Female
Deponent Occupation: Widow
Deponent County of Residence: Limerick
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Robert Smith, Edm: Euered, ffrancis Hasisly, John Thorneby, John Treuor, John Carver, Garrett English, Evstace English, James mc Peirce, Mortogh mc Connor Brien
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Mentioned, Debtor, Debtor, Debtor, Debtor, Debtor, Debtor, Debtor, Debtor, Rebel