Deposition of Oliver Smith

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

Date: 1642-01-13
Identifier: 833287r200


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Cavan
Deposition Type: Dublin Original
Nature of Deposition: Killing, Robbery, Stripping, Words, Lost By Debts
Commissioners: John Watson, Roger Puttock
Deposition Transcription:

fol. 287r

<Com Cavan>
Olipher Smith of Crahard in the parish of Anna in the Barrony of Loughtee in the County of Cavan gent aged fforty sixe yeares or theireabouts being Duely sworne & examyned saith That on the twentieth Nynth day of october Last hee was Robbed striped & had Taken from him all these seuerall goods & Lands ffolloweing by the Ireish Rebells of the County aforesaid
Inprimis the said olipher was seized as in ster
of halfe a pole of Land Called Crahard
Lieing & being in the Barrony parish &
County aforesaid worth two hundred pownds & soe
seuerall tymes hee was preffered for the
same the possession of which land he hath lost together with
the present benefit wherof by reason of this rebellion
200 li.
Itt the said olipher was seized of the
Pole of Land Called derrygarry in the parish
of Castle Terra in the Barrony & Com
predictus which said pole was Mortgaged vnto the
said olipher for one hundre & John Smith
the said Smith his younger Brother for a hundred
& ffyfty pounds sterling of which said summe this deponent paid
halfe with condicion that the survivor should injoy the whole estate
and he heareth his said Brother to be dead, of which estate he is
disseised by the o Relys
075 li.
Itt the said olipher held three pottles of
the pole of ffarrangarrow being parte
of the proportion of Duringlush which hee
held from Sir Stephen Butler by Lease for twenty two yeares from may
Last the Rent being vltr Repr per annum
thirty pounds sterling worth to bee sold200 li.
Itt the said olipher And this deponent held parte of a
pole of land Caled the Enis being
parte of Drvmkillagh proportion being
in the Barrony & Com predictus for ten yeares
from may last worth to bee sold twenty pounds 20 li.

fol. 287v

Itt the said olipher And further deposeth deposeth that
hee this deponent held ffishing weures for eiles in
the Barrony of Loughtee & Com predictus
which hee held from Sir Stephen Buttler
knight deceased & Edw: phillippott esquire
worth per annum vltr Repr thirty pounds 30 li.
The worth of them to be sold is two
hundred pounds ster200 li.
Itt the said olipher And the deponent held one tate
& a halfe of Land being in the parish
of drvmmully & County of ffermanagh Called [ drvmlearghtagh ] kilclowney
being parte of Castle Coole proportion
which held for fforty five yeares from may
Last being vltr Repr per annum eight pounds 8 li.
The value thereof to bee sold was worth
threescore pounds sterling 60 li.
Itt the said olipher And the deponent had taken forceibly
from him the Number of ffyfty Forty Cowes
tenn sheep one two horses three mares
worth one hundred & twenty pounds ster [ 095 ] li.
Itt the said olipher And he lost in houshold
stuffe & ffresh & salt eiles to the value
of ffyfty pounds ster 50 li.
Itt the said olipher lost in hay &
Corne to the value of ffyfteene pounds 15 li.
Itt the said olipher lost in debts
to the value of one hundred & five pounds105 li.

fol. 288r

Itt the said olipher had stolne from him
from of the halfe Tate of Drvmreartragh in the
County of ffermanagh the Number of of
Nynteen Cowes & steeres the value being
being worth ffyfty pounds ster 50 li.
Itt the said olipher lost in hay in the
County of ffermanagh worth xxtie shillings 1 li.
And ffurther the said olipher deposeth that <a> hee was Robbed of his fornamed Cattle in the county of Cavan by Owen o Rely of Cloghwester in the parish of Killmore Bryan o Rely of the same & divers others thei r followers belonging to the high sher if of the County of Cavan. and of what hee had lost as aforesaid in the County of Ferma n nagh by the followers of Cap t Rory Mcquire as he is credibly [ ] told and hee was Credibly Enformed That Tho: Burrowes of Stradone had parte of his goods, an d this deponent fu rther saith that the aforesaid Relys did Alleage that they did nothing butt what they had warrant from the high sherife of the County of Cavan for and that hee had his warrant from the Kinge for what hee did as they alleaded And this deponent hadd taken from him by the Rebells the lease to him made for 20 yeres then in being of a fishing in the weare called Carrafin: [ ] which was made by Edward Philpott Esquire
The seuerall somes of losses amounteth 1071 li.
in the whole vnto one thousand two hundred & seaventy one pounds 12[ ]
sixteene pounds ster -------------------------------------------------------- 1216 li. ster
Oliver [mark] Smith
his marke
Jurat Jan: 13tio 1641 Coram nobis
Joh Watson:
Roger Puttocke

[Copy at MS 832, fosl 112v-113v]

Deponent Fullname: Olipher Smith
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Gentleman
Deponent County of Residence: Cavan
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: John Smith, Stephen Butler, Owen o Rely, Bryan o Rely, Rory Mcquire, Tho: Burrowes, the Kinge, Edward Philpott
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Victim, Creditor, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Mentioned, Mentioned