Deposition of William Blake

Collection: Bysse Depositions

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

Date: 1643-03-18
Identifier: 829332r216


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Clare & Limerick
Deposition Type: Bysse
Nature of Deposition: Robbery, Lost By Debts
Commissioners: Philip Bisse, Richard Williamson
Deposition Transcription:

fol. 332r

William Blake late of Cullen parish of Emly barrony of Clinwilliam and within the com of Limerke Taner (a brittish protestant) duely sworne & examined before vs) by vertue of a Comission &c deposeth & sayth that aboute the later end of december 1641 he lost was robbed and forceably dispoyled of his goods and Chattles to the seuerall values following vzt worth 353 li., Part consisting of debts owing by
Of Cowess yearelings hor ses and Mares to the value of Thirty three pounds Of houshould and weareing appar a ll to the value of sixtene pounds Of ready moneyes to the sume of eightene pounds two shill ings Of Leather and barke to the value of two hundred & thirty pounds Of tooles belonging to his trade to the value of fiftene pounds shillings Of debts to the sume of Twenty six pounds which ere this rebellion were estemed good debts but now become desperat by rea s on the debtors are papists and out in open & actuall rebellion as Loghlen o Mullrean of Cullen and within the said com Brogmaker Rogger mc Shane of the same brogmaker and Donnogh O Mullreny of the same brogmaker which are now all in Rebellion The totall of his losses amounts to the value of Three hundred three & fifty pounds The deponent being further examined deposeth that about the tim aboue mencioned his Cattle was taken away by Dermod O Bryen of Clodolatowne in the com of Limericke gentleman and his company but how many he knoweth not alsoe hee sayth that aboute the first of august 1642 all his houshould stuff was taken away by William Poore of Pollerdstowne in the com of Tipperary gentleman Dermond O Murrane of Clanbricke in the said com of gentleman mc Bryen of Conagh in the com of Limericke gentleman and there

fol. 332v

Company Concisting of three hundred armed men lay & beseiged the Castle of Cullen aforsaid from the first of march till then tenth of 7ber who were Closly beseedged by the partyes aboue menconed The depon e nt being further examined deposeth not And further he deposeth not
William [mark] Blakes marke
Jurat coram nobis
18o Marty 1642
Phil: Bisse
Ric: Williamson

fol. 333r


fol. 339v

William Blakes examination

Deponent Fullname: William Blake
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Tanner
Deponent County of Residence: Limerick
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Loghlen o Mullrean, Rogger mc Shane, Donnogh O Mullreny, Dermod O Bryen, William Poore, Dermond O Murrane, * mc Bryen
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Debtor, Debtor, Debtor, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel