Deposition of Marmaduke Batemanson

Citation: TCD, 1641 Depositions Project, online transcript January 1970
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Date: 1643-04-13
Identifier: 832080r061


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Cavan
Deposition Type: Waring Copy
Nature of Deposition: Assault, Robbery, Stripping, Words
Commissioners: John Sterne, Randall Adams
Deposition Transcription:

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NOTE: The original of this deposition is not extant

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Marmaduke Batemanson of Ballihayes in the County of Cavan gent sworne and examined sayth That since the begining of the present Rebellion That is to say on or about the 24th of October 1641 he this deponent at Ballyheys aforesaid was deprived & robbed or otherwise dispoyled of his meanes goodes and chattells vizt of Cowes hoggs bread beare provision howshold goods garden proffits a sword apparell the benefite of his Leas and divers debts amounting in all to fowerscore and tenn pounds ster worth 90 li. By and by the meanes of theis Rebells vizt Phillip oge ô Rely ofin the parrish of Kilwater and County aforesaid Esquire (a Capten of Rebells Hugh Roe ô Rely of the same parish another Capten of Rebells and by Rose ny Neile the wife of Phillip mc Hugh mc Shane ô Rely of Ballinecargy a Collonell of Rebells which said Rose (out of divellish and base spite and mallice to the English and Scottish) endeavoured much to haue them all putt to death And would haue effected it, had not her husband denyed to suffer it He saying the day will come when thou mayst be behoulding to the poorest amongst them further saying vnto her That she might putt all the English and Scotts there to death if shee would But if she did he would forsake and never come neere her: yet notwith=standing that bloudy viragoe (harbouring the Envy & traitors mynd of her ancestors and kinred) was the principall cawser & instigator of the drowning of fifty protestants men, women, and Children, all at one tyme, at the bridge of Belturbett: And she and the Rebells before named and Turlogh mc Cahir ô Rely of Ballinecarge aforesaid her steward (another notable Rebellious villaine) with Cahir oge o Rely of Ballinecarge aforesaid: Hugh mc Patrick Brady Cormuck Brady his brother ofin the parish of Balliheys aforesaid gent, Cormuck Duffe Brady of the parrish of Balliheys aforesaid gent Donnell mc Hugh Rely of the parrish of Kilwatt and James ô Rely of the same gent, and their confederates souldjers and Rebellious partakers, did robb stripp & deprive all the English and Scottish protestants thereabouts (that they possibly could) of all their goodes & meanes. Neither spareing sex nor age, And this deponent is verely perswaded, that if they had


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had not bin restrained by the said Phillip mc Hughe mc Shane o Rely the Colonell, this deponent and the rest of the protestants (that escaped) had bin murthered: And further saith that the said Rose (in further expression of her hatred vnto the English & Scotts sayd That she was never well that daie that she sawe any of either of those nations: And whenas she and her partakers by robbery and force had possessed her and themselves of this deponents bedding and goodes, and that she was desired by this deponent to lend him a bed to lye on, vntill he should goe from thence, shee vtterly and scornfully denied it: Saying he must Learne to Lye on straw, as he was sure to doe./
Jur xiijo Aprilis 1643 coram Johne Sterne et Ran Adams./

Deponent Fullname: Marmaduke Batemanson
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Gentleman
Deponent County of Residence: Cavan
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Phillip oge , Hugh Roe , Rose ny Neile, Phillip mc Hugh mc Shane , Turlogh mc Cahir , Cahir oge o Rely, Hugh mc Patrick Brady, Cormuck Brady, Cormuck Duffe Brady, Donnell mc Hugh Rely, James
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel