Deposition of Joseph Keanes

Collection: Bysse Depositions

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

Date: 1643-03-29
Identifier: 829314r204


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

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

fol. 314r

Joseph Keanes late of Doone=cranes parish of Tullybracke in the barony of t h e Cosmae and Lin within the County of lymericke husbandman (a brittish protestant) duely examined & sworne before vs by vertue of a Comission vnder the broade seale of this kingdome (beareing date the 5th day &c) concerning the losses robberies and spoiles since this rebellion comitted vpon the brittish and protestants within the Province of Munster &c deposeth and saith That aboute the 23th of december 1641 and diuers times since he lost was robbed and forceably dispoiled of his goods and Chattles to the seuerall values followeing vzt worth Cxx li.
Of cowes and horses to the value of one hundred pounds Of corne and hay to the value of Twelue pounds Of houshould stuffe to the value of eight pounds The totall of his losses amounts to one hundred and Twenty pounds The deponent being further examined deposeth That And aboute the foure and Twentyeth day of march 1641 foure or fiue hundred dred armed men wherof the lord of Castlconnell Pierce Welsh of Abbyowny in the said County Esquire doctor Higgins & dominicke ffaning late maior of lymericke were comanders in cheefe haue robbed & pilladged all this deponents of his said Cattle & other goods He further saith that aboute the time last aboue mencioned the said doctor Higgins (continually waiting and watching the English and protestants that fled into Loghger Castle in the said County) accidentally lighted vpon one of the warders of the said castle by name Anthony Rindersly late of sixmilebridge in the said County yeoman as the said Anthony was running to recouer the said Castle

fol. 314v

was by the said Higgins intercepted ted and in a most greevous maner was hacked & hewed by the said doctors owne hands first cutting of one of his armes & runing stabbing of him in seuerall places of his body and afterwards in a tormenting maner stripped him & kepte him starke naked for Two dayes & Two nights & soe the man dyed & further he deposeth not
Joseph Kains
Jurat coram nobis
29o Marty 1643
Phil: Bisse
Ric: Williamson

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fol. 315v

Joseph Kames deposition

Deponent Fullname: Joseph Keanes
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Husbandman
Deponent County of Residence: Limerick
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: lord of Castlconnell, Pierce Welsh, doctor Higgins, dominicke ffaning, Anthony Rindersly
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Rebel, Rebel, Denounced, Rebel, Victim