Deposition of Thomas Leason

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

Date: 1642-03-09
Identifier: 811110r081


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Wicklow
Deposition Type: Dublin Original
Nature of Deposition: Robbery, Stripping, Words
Commissioners: Roger Puttock, William Hitchcock
Deposition Transcription:

fol. 110r

Thomas Leason late of the Sandyford in the Barony of Ballynacorr and in the County of Wicklow Mason duly sworne & examined deposeth That since the beginninge of this Insurrection & present rebellion this deponent hath beene robbed and dispoiled of his goods to the values following vizt of houshould goods and other things about his house to the value of twentie pounds ster, of Cattle of severall sorts to the value of Three score pounds ster, and this deponent at the same time lost by the rebells severall Bills and Bondes by which at severall persons were indebted vnto this Deponent in the some of three score pounds ster And this deponent further saith That the parties that robbed his house and tooke away his said houshold goods were Morris mc Brian Birne of Askykeogh in the said <A> County of Wicklow gent who held land vnder the late Earle of Strafford there, Owny mc Lysah Birne of the same towne, Edmond Dowling Birne who was lately high Constable of the said Barony of Ballynacorr and many other rebells to the nomber of an hundred or thereabouts whose names the Deponent knoweth not, and this Deponent further saith That his said Cattle were taken away by Edmond Birne of Portrushin in the County aforesaid and his followers to a great nomber whose names hee could not learn And the said Bills and Bonds were taken away by the rebells aforesaid who followed the Deponent to Hacketstowne in the Countie of Catherlogh and there rifeled him, And as this deponent & his wife were flying towards Dublin for refuge & succour they had not passed above three miles <B> on theire way till the foresaid Morris Birne, Edmond o Dowling and Owny Birne overtooke them and there rifeled and stripped them to theire naked skinns and drew theire skeanes and other weapons threatning to kill the Deponent and his said wife, And the deponent also saith That some of the foresaid rebells hadve robbed this deponent in all of the somme of an hundred and forty pounds, besides other sommes of money which some of the foresaid rebells owe vnto him which hee never expecteth to receive.
Thomas Leason
Jur 9o Martij 1641 coram nobis
William Hitchcocke
Roger Puttocke

fol. 110v


[See MS 812, fols 6r-6v]
Thomas Poole late of in the Countie of Catherlogh being duly sworne deposeth That on or about the eight and twentieth of October last past hee was robbed and forcibly dispoiled of his goods and chattles to the values following vizt of Cattle to the value of twenty pounds of houshold stuff e and apparell to the value of {Three } pounds, of debts due to him from {severall
} now reported to bee in rebellio n vizt due to { } Esquire three score pounds from Patrick { } three pounds for rent, from James Birne fo we r pounds and also due to the Deponent from others { } robbed and vndone by the rebells and therefore disenabled to give him any satisfacion

fol. 111r


fol. 111v


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Com Wicklow
Tho: Leason 9 marcij 1641
Cert fact


Deponent Fullname: Thomas Leason
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Mason
Deponent County of Residence: Wicklow
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Morris mc Brian Birne, Owny mc Lysah Birne, Edmond Dowling Birne, Edmond Birne, Earle of Strafford
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Mentioned