Deposition of Michaell Blake

Collection: Bysse Depositions

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

Date: 1643-03-28
Identifier: 829312r202


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Clare & Limerick
Deposition Type: Bysse
Nature of Deposition: Apostacy, Multiple Killing, Robbery
Commissioners: Philip Bisse, Richard Williamson
Deposition Transcription:

fol. 312r

Michaell Blake late of Ballingarry in the barony of Conneloe and within the the County of Limericke husb: a brittish protestant duly sworne and examined before us by vertue of etc: deposeth & saith that about Shrouetid last was twelue moneth he entered himself as one of the souldiers of Dauid Power of Kilbullane in the barrony of Killmore & within the said County gent & grand child to Sir William Power Knight but afterwards vnderstanding that the said Dauid intended to goe out in to rebellion & bending his forces against the kings Army about midsomer last the deponent came away privately from the said Cap: Poore & came to Miltowne Castle where now hee remaines during which time he deposeth to his owne knowledg that the said Dauid to vppon midsomer whitsun m u n day last sent abroad about one hundred men and tooke away from of the lands of Rathgoggan the number of threescore cowes which were in the possession of Tho: & Rob: Meade of Rathgoggan afforsaid of which hundred men these are namly; John Wailsh of Kilbullane Leiutennant to the said Dauid Nicholas Hackett of Drumcallo in the said County Ensigne, Morice ô Helihie of Ardmacrow in the said County Corporall, Dermod oge ô Downane of Kilbullane serieant, ffrancis Downes of the same, Andrew Shenane of the same Richard mack william of the same Tho: ô fforane souldiers of the same Companie during the said time of his being att Kilbullane afforsaid he saith that about whit sun tide fforsaid, the said Company going neere the Castle of Liscarrell to take away the prey there of which they were defeated. they did then & there most cruelly murther Robert wallis of Ballynora husb: & his sonne Rob: of the same both of the ward of Lyscarrell whome notwithstanding they knew, were killed, yett they hacked and mangled them & stabd them in at least twenty places, Hee alsoe saith that Donnough oge Malownagh of Newtowne in the parish of Shandrum husb: & his wife and her sonne, John Indgner of Newtowne afforsaid husb: together with Donnogh oge’s sister Margerett Lockett of the same widdowe & her sonne John Lockett of the same husb: hertofore reputed protestants & since this rebellion turned Papists, & further he deposeth not
Michaell [mark] Blakes marke
Jurat coram nobis 28o Marty 1643
Phil: Bisse
Ric: Willliamson

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Michaells Blakes Exam
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Deponent Fullname: Michaell Blake
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Husbandman
Deponent County of Residence: Limerick
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Dauid Power, John Wailsh, Nicholas Hackett, Morice , Dermod oge , ffrancis Downes, Andrew Shenane, Richard mack william, William Power, Tho Meade, Rob: Meade, Robert wallis, Rob: wallis, Donnough oge Malownagh, John Indgner, Margerett Lockett, John Lockett
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Mentioned, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Apostate, Apostate, Apostate, Apostate