Deposition of Walter Holmes

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

Date: 1647-06-02
Identifier: 833284r196


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Cavan
Deposition Type: Dublin Original
Nature of Deposition: Assault, Captivity, Robbery, Stripping, Lost By Debts
Commissioners: Henry Brereton, Henry Jones
Deposition Transcription:

fol. 284r

Walter Holmes late of Dredagh in the County of Cavan yeoman being duely sworne & examined before vs by vertue of a Comission vnder the broade seale of this Kingdome to vs and others directed beareing date at Dublin &c. deposeth & saith. That aboute the later end of October 1641 he was robbed and forceably dispoiled of his goodes & chatles vizt housshould stuffe, Corne, Catle Leases debtes & ready mony to the value of three hundred forty three pounds Ten shillinges or thereabouts
The deponent further saith. That aboute the time aboue mencioned Phillipp <a> o Rely of Ballinecarge in the said County Esquire Hugh o Rely gent & their followers in a forceable & hostill manner came vppon the landes of Dredagh aforesaid & from thence droue away the deponents Catle & seized vppon the rest of this examinants estate, & afterwards very cruelly vsed the deponent his wife & fiue smale children, & stripped this deponent & his said wife naked, & being not therewith contented this Examinat was wounded & greevously beaten in seuerall partes of his body; Besides he was kepte prisoner for a certaine time at Ballinecarge aforesaid, & there closely chained in fetters & horslockes. And further he cannot depose.
Walter [mark] Holmes
Jurat coram nobis
2o: Junij 1647
Hen: Clogher
Hen: Brereton

fol. 284v

Walter Holmes examinacion
taken 2o: Junij 1647
C: Cavan

Deponent Fullname: Walter Holmes
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Yeoman
Deponent County of Residence: Cavan
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Phillipp o Rely, Hugh o Rely
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Rebel, Rebel