Deposition of John Mountfort

Citation: TCD, 1641 Depositions Project, online transcript January 1970
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Date: 1642-08-28
Identifier: 811160r116


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Wicklow
Deposition Type: Dublin Original
Nature of Deposition: Apostacy, Arson, Killing, Robbery
Commissioners: Henry Brereton, John Sterne, John Watson, William Aldrich
Deposition Transcription:

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John Mountfort late of Rossahane in the Cownty of Wicklow gent sworne and examined, deposeth and sayth That since the begininge of the present Rebellion and by meanes thereof, hee hath been and still is expelled deprived robbed or otherwise fforceblely dispoyled of his meanes goods and Chattles hereafter mencioned vizt li. s. d.
In primis Att Rossahane of beasts & Catle worth ____________________ 86_0_0
Item Corne in the Barne and thrashed worth _______________________ 60_0_0
Item Corne in the ground worth _________________________________ 40_0_0
Item Horses and Mares worth ___________________________________100 li._0_0
Item Sheepe ________________________________________________ 60_0_0
Item Plate apparell & houshould stuffe worth ______________________ 90_0_0
The farme of Rossahane now esteemed worth nothinge and when the
Rebellion began ffor his Interest therein worth _____________________100 li._0_0
Item Att Holliwoord of Corne worth ____________________________100 li._0_0
Item Horses three worth att the least _____________________________ viij_0_0
Item Cowes worth ___________________________________________ viij_0_0
Item Att the Naas Cowes worth _________________________________ ix_0_0
Item plow harneses & other necessaries for the plow ________________ 5_0_0
Item In wooll _______________________________________________ 15_0_0
Item Powltrie Hens geese and tur kies worth _______________________ 22_0_0
Item in Hay worth att the least __________________________________ 20_0_0
Item Att Lisnegowne in the Cowntie of Cauan horses worth att the least _ 16_0_0
The above summe is ________________________729 li._019 s. _ 0
And this deponent further saith that att the time of the begininge of the present Rebellion there were and yett are iustly & duely owinge to him this de p deponent seuerall debts and somes of money <{19}90 li.> amountinge in all to the some of one thousand two hundreth three score & one pounds ix s.: All which this deponent is like to loose for that the most of the parties that owe him monyes are in actuall Rebellion and the rest are robbed & dispoyled by the Rebles soe as they are disable to giue satisfaction

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And further sayth that the names of the parties that are soe indebted vnto him, & that partake with, adhere vnto and Carry armes with for and amoungs{t} the Rebles are theise persons ffollowing vizt
<Inprimis> Phillip Cood of Bounsinghill in the Cowntie of <A> Killdare late vndersherriffe of that Cownty
Allexander Archpoole of Holliwood Com wickloe gentleman
Thomas mc Dirmott de Killenene Com Killdare
Samuell East de Ballimanus alias Laurencstown Com Wicklow Esquire
Thomas Baggott de Castlemartin Com Kildare gentleman
John Woodfin de Holliwoode Com wickloe gentleman
<B> William Birne of Holliwood aforesaid gentleman
Donniell oh Heiland of Callnestowne Killdare
George Walker of Stradbell Com Regina
Richard ff[or]d of Killgoane Com Kildare
Daniell mc o Neile of Ballisonane Com Kildare
ffarrell oge of Holliwood Com wickloe gentleman
<C> Morrish Conran of Holliwood afforesaid Clerke
William Litle of Racoole Com Dublin husb:
William Andrews late of Racoole afforesaid husb:
Darby Heidon of Gallmorestowne Com Killdare husb:
William mc Doniell of Killeneene Com Killdare husb:
Darby Birne of Killgoane Com Killdare husb:
Donnogh o Lawlis late of Holliwood afforesaid husb:
John Dungan of Blackwood Com Killdare gent
<D> Doniel mc Edmond of Rossahane in Com wickloe husb:
Garrett Leagh of the same husb:
Garrett mc Richard of the same husb:
Mourice mc Morrough of the same husb:
Teige o Maly of the same husb:
Teige Reagh of the same husb:
<E> Edmond Duffe of the same husb:
Patricke mc Doniel of the same husb:
Terlaugh mc Gerrott Birne de eadem husb
John mc Brian husb: All of Rossahane afforesaid

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Phelem Murfie of Holliwood afforesaid husb:
John Murfie of Holliwood afforesaid husb:
<f> Hugh oh Rush of Holliwood afforesaid husb:
Donnough oh Connolane of the same husb:
Donnough oh fflonaghan of the same husb:
Brian o Sherridane of the same husb:
Hugh oh Toole of Donnboick of [ He ] gentleman Com wickloe
Brian [Baicho] of the same husb:
Donnough oh Cullin of Rossahane Com wickloe
<G> Donnough oh Hein of Cooleballinteggerd Com wickloe
And ffurther saith that the parties Rebles that forcibly Robbed and dispoyled the Deponent of his meanes goodes and Chattles and starved twoe of his Children by keepinge them in a by house not sufferinge any to releiue them vppon payne of death were these as follow vizt
Teige mc Gerralt Birne of Coleballinlegge [ ] rd and his mother
<H> Turlogh mc Gerralt Birne of Rossahane husb:
Patrick mc Donnill of the same husb
Garrolt mc Richard of the same husb
Doniel mc Edmond of the same husb
Luke Birne of Ranalagh in the Cownty of wicklow Collonell of the Rebles And whoe lately Burned the said house of Rossahane as I was this deponent is Creddiblely informed which Cost buildinge about three hundreth pounds [build]
And further saith that on or about the third day of Aprill last 1642: This deponent comeing with the English army to the Naas where his daughter being married did live His said <I> Daughter by name Jane the wiffe of Phillip lloyd Inkeeper there sayd tould this deponent that he was comen too late ffor if thenglish army & he had but come the night before they might have fownd att her hose divers of the Rebells whoe had brought thither with them divers three barrells of Powder & Match amongst hopps in hopp bagges the C hopps Coveringe both the powder & Match: And further tould this deponent that her husband whoe is this deponentes son in law & in Rebellion tould her that the Rebells hadd that powder & Match from Alderman Begg of <K> dublin: And she further said to this deponent: That if hee & the rest and had beene there in the morning they might have fownd those Rebells & the said [ ] powder & match in the hopps and hop baggs att

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her howse at Naas aforesaid: they being but removed and gone from thence the very next morning before And further saith that within 2 or 3 dayes after that the [ ] English army and this deponent was gone from Naas aforesaid The said Jane this deponentes daughter being gone goeing from Naas to the Holliwood within the Countie of Wickloe to fetch from thence some of her this deponentes children was there was <A> mett withall with by Hugh mc Phelim mc ffewghe Birne a principall rebell and Comander: whoe haveing heard by some of the Irish that your this deponentes daughter hadd discouered somthing against the Rebells he then and there he [got] her cawsed her to be hanged, And further saith That one Kinbrough Pyfoe widow of Saint Mary Abbey dublin since the presente Rebellion <B> began hadd often from tyme to tyme her servantes goeing from or amongst the Rebells in the County of wickloe to her at Saint Mary Abbey aforesaid & from her to and amongst them against: & that she imployed & releeved them in all those tymes: And that John Murphy and Mary Great alias Leaper (being [ ] of both her servantes were 2 of them that she soe releeved & imployed to & from amongst the Rebells & that both those 2 persons are now with were within these twoe dayes last past att Hollywood aforesaid amongst the Rebells And this deponent alsoe further <C> saith That Morrice MulConrey alias Conron whoe married the daughter of the said Mrs Paphoe & was late Parson of Hollywood within the County of Wickloe: is now turned Rebell: & as this deponent hath beene credibly tould by divers witnesses gooth to Masse with the Rebells & is become a popist Preist amongst them: And saith that the said Morrice mulConry alias Conron was one of the Rebells that forceibly tooke away some of this deponentes Cattle from Cannycourt in the County of Kildare
John Mountfort
Jur 28o Augusti 1642
Joh Watson
Will: Aldrich
John Sterne
Hen: Brereton

Deponent Fullname: John Mountfort
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Gentleman
Deponent County of Residence: Wicklow
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Jane lloyd, Morrice MulConrey, Mrs Paphoe, Alderman Begg, Kinbrough Pyfoe, John Murphy, Mary Great, Hugh mc Phelim mc ffewghe Birne, Phillip lloyd, Luke Birne, Doniel mc Edmond, Garrolt mc Richard, Patrick mc Donnill, Turlogh mc Gerralt Birne, Teige mc Gerralt Birne, Donnough oh Hein, Donnough oh Cullin, Brian [Baicho], Hugh oh Toole, Brian o Sherridane, Donnough oh fflonaghan, Donnough oh Connolane, Hugh oh Rush, John Murfie, Phelem Murfie, John mc Brian, Terlaugh mc Gerrott Birne, Patricke mc Doniel, Edmond Duffe, Teige Reagh, Teige o Maly, Mourice mc Morrough, Garrett mc Richard, Garrett Leagh, Doniel mc Edmond, John Dungan, Donnogh o Lawlis, Darby Birne, William mc Doniell, Darby Heidon, William Andrews, William Litle, Morrish Conran, ffarrell oge, Daniell mc o Neile, Richard ff[or]d, George Walker, Donniell oh Heiland, William Birne, John Woodfin, Thomas Baggott, Samuell East, Thomas mc Dirmott, Allexander Archpoole, Phillip Cood
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Victim, Apostate, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel