Deposition of Worsley Batten

Citation: TCD, 1641 Depositions Project, online transcript January 1970
[] accessed Monday 25th of September 2017 10:39 AM

Dublin Core

Date: 1645-09-23
Identifier: 834031r023


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Louth & Monaghan
Deposition Type: Dublin Original
Nature of Deposition: Arson, Killing, Robbery, Lost By Debts
Commissioners: Henry Jones, William Aldrich
Deposition Transcription:

fol. 31r


Worsley Batten of the Citty towne of Droghedah & the County of Lo{wth} Es{quire} sworne & examined deposeth and saith That about the last daie o{f} October 1641 Hee this deponent was forceibly deprived & dri{ven} from his farme of Ballintragh alias Baltrae in the County {of} Lowth worth at least xx li. per annum, And that his howses thereof {} afterwards burned & spoiled which had cost him 120 li. sterling {On} about the said last daie of October 1641 he this deponent at t{he} farme aforesaid was alsoe forceibly deprived robbed & dispoiled o{f} Corne worth 1000 li. Cowes and oxen worth Lxvj li., horses Mares geld{ings} Colts worth 100 li., howsholdstuff & provision worth 60 li., Cart plowes Waynes Carrs & vtensells worth 40 li. hay worth 24{li.} [] worth 40 li. Of all which this depon e nt was deprived robbed and dispo{iled} by Christopher Plunkett ( Brother of James Plun ckett of Carristowne County of Lowth Esquire ) an absolute Rebel and his servants and partakers whose names he know e th not And that he was robbed of his said Corne Cattle & horses <A> by Patrick Barnwell of Ratheskar in the County of Lowth Esquire a Colonell of Reb ells a s he was informed by his servant s which Patrick Barnwell gave the same Corne to William Plunckett of Bewley { } of Lowth Esquire And his Cowes & other cattle were taken from him by the said William Plunkett <deliuered in trust> And at the same tyme vizt about the said {last} day of October 1641 hee this deponent was forceibly expelled & {} from another farme called Ballygaddren, & from another farme there adjoineing both in the County of Lowth & within about 3 or 4 myles off {} which before the Rebellion began was worth to him 100 li. per annum {} buildinges there since wasted & demolished by the Rebells) which cost him 200 {li.} And this deponent about the later end of the November 1641 had a {} pulled downe without the walls of Tredart Droghedah aforesaid for {} the Rebells to make vse thereof worth 20 li., And euer since the begin{ing} of the present Rebellion (which is nere 4 yeres past) this deponent by {meanes} of the same Rebellion hath been deprived of and lost the proffitts {} of his places of fearcher gager & packer in Droghedah Dunda{lk and} Carlingford worth per Annum 120 li., & of the Towne Clearks {} of Droghedah worth alsoe 40 li. per annum: And this deponent f{urther} saith that about the middle of december 1641 this divers {} & specialities of his this Deponents & for debts due vnto him amounting to about being brought by sea to {the} {} Du {blin} {} there foirceably surprized and taken {} the deponents servant John Elliott, by {}

fol. 31v


Melone and his Complicees (as this deponent by his said servant, whoe was the{n} and there Robbed & threatened to bee hanged) was credibly informed) soe as those debts are desp erate or lost & the deponent lost a debt due vnto him by one Edward Con ley of Saint Nicholas street du{ndalk} the sume of 300 li. And this deponent hath been credibly told & is confident that the report is true) that oneHargreave son of Christopher Hargre{ave} whoe liveth at Dardistowne nere Droghedah) was hanged at Tarmonfecken in the County of Lowth in or about the month of December or January 1641 as this deponent remembreth) by some of the Rebells whose names the Deponent cannott expresse: but thincketh that the said Christopher can particulerly name some of theme. And this Deponent further saith that his howsholdstuff at Ballintrah were taken away by the said William Plunkett of Bewley & his horses Mares & Colts by one Christopher Dowding late of Droghedah Marchant, & one John Mortimer of Dundalk merchant And this deponent by meanes of the Rebellion hath bin deprived of and lost the rents values perquisties 25o September 1641 & proffitts of his farmes & offices & placs worth 280 li. per annum for about 4r yeres now last past amounting in all to one thowsand one hundred & twenty Powndes sterling & is like to loose the future proffitts thereof vntill a peace be setled, which losses already susteined amount in all to the summ of fowre thowsand fyve hundred & nynty pownds before 280 li. per annum in future

Worsley Batten
Jur 23o Sept 1645 coram
Hen: Jones
Will: Aldrich

Jur 23 {Sept}
Intw vlt oct

<Dr. J. Mr A>

Deponent Fullname: Worsley Batten
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Esquire
Deponent County of Residence: Louth
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Patrick Barnwell, William Plunckett, John Elliott, Edward Conley, * Hargreave, Christopher Hargreave, Christopher Dowding, John Mortimer
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Rebel, Rebel, Victim, Debtor, Victim, Mentioned, Rebel, Rebel