Deposition of Henry Peisley

Collection: Bysse Depositions

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

Date: 1642-11-02
Identifier: 821044r024


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Tipperary
Deposition Type: Bysse
Nature of Deposition: Apostacy, Multiple Killing, Robbery, Stripping, Words, Lost By Debts
Commissioners: Philip Bisse, Richard French
Deposition Transcription:

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Henry Peirsly of Archerstowne in the parish of Thurls in the baroney of Ele ogerty & the county of Tipperary Esquire duly sworne & examined before vs by vertue etc . deposeth & sayth, that about the begining eighth of Nouemb: Jan: Anno Domini 1641 and since the beining of this present rebellion in Ireland, he lost was robbed & forceably despoyled of his goods & chattells to the seuerall values following vizt value of 3507 li. 3 s. Part consisting of a debt due by
Of sheepe Cowes Oxen bulls, & horses & swine to the value of seau’n hun dred thirteene pownds ten shillling Of ready mony to the summe o f six pounds thirteene shilling Of houshould-stuffe to the value of seau’n pownds Of Corne & hay in house & haggard to the value of threescore & ten pownds. Of Corne in ground to the value of threescore pownds. Also he sayth that he hath lost the benefit of his lease of Archerstowne aforesaid wh e are in he had a Lease of one & thirty years, worth Comunibus Annis fiffor ty pownds per annum aboue the landLords rent, wherin he conceiues himselfe damnifyed to the value of three hundred & fif threescore pownds. He also sayth that he hath also lost the benefit of anothr lease calld Liskeneene <in said county> wherein he had a tearme of thirty yeares yet to com e worth ere the beginning of th i s rebellion seau’n pownds per annum, wherein he conceuis hi mselfe damnifyed. seaunty pownds . Of debts to the also he sayth that by means of this rebellion he is dispossessed of anothr lease [ ] Ballecug, and TowerOdill in the county of Limrick wherein he had a tearme of about sixteene years yet to come, worth ere the beginning of this rebellion th se aunty f iue pownds per annum aboue the landLords rent, wherein he conceuis himselfe damnifyed in the value of four hundred & fifty pownds. also he hath lost in two houses whe reof one is in the citty of Lim rick, and the othr nerrat Raceele in county of Limerick worth ere the beginning of this rebellion nine pownds per annum declaro: hauing a tearme of six yeares ye t to come where in he is damnify ed in the value of twenty seaun p ownds. Also he sayth that he hat h lost in deb in the Kings County in the Prouince of Leinster the benefit of a Lease called Rothcumrorecumrow worth ere the beginning of this rebellion fourscore pownds per annum aboue the LandLords rent, hauing a tearme of fifty six years yet to come dam: herein seaun hundred pownds: also of anothr lease of belonging to Ballebritt worth thirty pownds per annum aboue the landLords rent, hauing a tearme of twenty years yet to come, damnif: heerin two hundred and ten pownds. also he sayth that he hath lost on the said farme in the Prouince of Leinster, in Cattle young & old & horses & sheepe to the value of six hundred and twelue pownds . also he hath lost at his farms there [&] in housholdstuffe worth sixty pownds in Corne & hey in house & haygard to the value of fifty pow nds <two hundred and nineteene powndes> Of Debts to the summe of eighty one one hundred fifty six pownds which ere thi s rebellion were esteemed, goode debts but now become desperate by one of the [debters] is an impouerisht Protestant, as Sir Arthur Blundell Knight, and the rest papists & rebells, as Peirce Curagh of the Citty of Limrick alderman: Leonerd Boyden of the citty of Cashill gen merchant, & th erefore this deponent cannot gett satusfaccion from them Donnough O Dowly and Loughlin o Dowly and Daniell Donnell O Dowly & Brien Kerry of Roscomrow, reb: yeoman: and and Tho John Tho: of Ballebrit aforesaid yeoman: and therefore this deponent cannot get any satisfaccion from them: the totall of his Losses amounts to the value of three thousand fiue hundred & seau’n pownde & three shilling He further sayth that he was robbed of his Liuing & dead goods in the county of Tipperary <B> by Theobald Pursell Baron of Loughma and James Archer of Gallabo[ ] gent: and his goods in Leinster were tak’n away by Teig O Magha han Dullaghany massepreist of Teng[ reish ] Kings county and Donnel o Dun Mullo y of the same gentleman with their followers; and the deponents owne

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<C> as Brien Kelly & Donna O Dowly of Roscumrow yeoman by name wi He also sayth that one John Nuttell of Tur{ } Thurl{ } shoomaker and Jeffery Nungkells yeoman skinner were killd at Archerstown aforesaid about the latter end of Aprill last were murderd by Baron Loughmas means the said John Nuttell had four & forty wounds, Tho: Pursall the Baron’s brother of Gortunahoe gentleman a reputed Capt: among the rebbells being then in company with the rest. also he sayth that one Mr Banister of Thurls Clerke about Christmas last twelfetyde last war murderd by Philip O Dwyre <also mr Banisters ter mayd seruant an Irish woman was murderd, by, as is credibly reported James Archer of Gallaboly gentleman & his followers who cut of her head and so that it was not to be found. the said Archer then lying in wayte for this deponent which Archer being rebukt by the Irish that he did not set vpon this deponent then, answered that he durst not, bec: he heard that the Peirslys were stoute fellows.> of nere Cashyll Esquire and his followers, having first robd him of forty pownds, and stript him starke naked, that don they killd him with with pikes & skeans at Cashell; at the same time and place were was killd Tho: Winsmore of Rahelagh yeoman hatter was murderd also: He also sayth that John Norton of Thurls yeoman and Euen Tedder of the same merchant & william Hall of the same shoomaker, and sinc e notwithst anding turnd papists and liued among them and James longe of the same Richard Luky of the same yeo dyer Richard Pinke smyth of the same and roger Sam that Richard Luky of Thurles Dyer, & his wife and his son, were stript, by the Lady Thrls Tenants and William Hall of Thurls shoomaker Richard Pinke Smyth of the same; Roger Sampson of Durraghda collyer; heretofore repuited protestants & since this rebellion turn’d papists. he also sayth that after he was tak’ n had yeilded his castle of Archerstowne after three quarters of a yeare seidge <by [ ] Baron Loughma and James Archer william Cantwill and others to the number of fourteen or fifteene hundred> bin forct to to e a Kill fourteene of them and to eate 7 or eight [ ] ten hids and two hundred wayght of Tallow, and being then at the Lady Thurls house about the beginning of the latter end march last he heard the Lord Muskry and Baron Loughma, & Mr Gifford of Thurls say in the hearing of the deponent say, that the King was of there side, and that his army <D> did consist of Protestants & papists against the Puritans. he also sayth that one Smyth a massepreist to the Lady Thurls then say vpon Discourse of the King and the Parliament, that the Londoners were a company of puirytan base fellowes, and wisht that the plaugue were as hot among them as euer it was.
Hen: Peisley
Jurat coram nob: 2o 9bris
Phil: Bisse:
Richard ffrench

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Henry Peiselys Exam


Deponent Fullname: Henry Peisley
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Esquire
Deponent County of Residence: Tipperary
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Peirce Curagh, Leonerd Boyden, Donnough O Dowly, Loughlin o Dowly, Donnell O Dowly, Brien Kerry, John Tho:, Theobald Pursell, James Archer, Teig O Dullaghany, Donnel o Dun, Brien Kelly, Donna O Dowly, Tho: Pursall, Philip O Dwyre, James Archer, william Cantwill, Lady Thurls, * Smyth, Lord Muskry, Mr Gifford, William Hall, Richard Pinke, Roger Sampson, John Nuttell, Jeffery Nungkells, Mr Banister, Tho: Winsmore
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Debtor, Debtor, Debtor, Debtor, Debtor, Debtor, Debtor, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Denounced, Denounced, Denounced, Denounced, Apostate, Apostate, Apostate, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim