Petition of Hugh Ferrall

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

Date: 1654-02-09
Identifier: 817287r204


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Longford & Westmeath
Deposition Type: Commonwealth
Nature of Deposition: Captivity, Death, Multiple Killing, Robbery, Petition
Deposition Transcription:

fol. 287r

The humble peticion of Hugh fferrall prisoner
To the Right honorable the Comissioners of the heigh Courte of Justice at Dublin

Most pitifully complaineinge shewethe That wheras your miserable poore Suplicant is comitted theise 13 monethes last past vpon the malicious persecucion of euill willers without any Just cause, for the masacre of Longford, wherin your Suplicant had noe hand other then chauncing to be in that towne (on the day wherin the same was comitted) following certaine catle from him wrongfully taken by the Rebels that then beseedged the said Castle, your suplicant was forced by the intreaty of the said townsmen to the officers then in comaund ther, was forced by them to enter into the said castle to keepe the said townsmens goods therin kept from the Rapine of the soldiers which he effected to the vttermost of his ability and both befor & after he liued by his husbandandry & honest indeauors, rather affecting ciuility then any way affecting the like disorders & in demonstracion therof he was one of the first that tooke protection within that County & yearly paid 50 li. contribucion to the stats forces, yet by means of his long imprisonment his goods weare seised vpon & taken by such his Euill willers or by their setting on without any warrant, all which your suplicant is ready to proue, by good witnesses
Nowe soe its that your suplicant obtained 3 seuerall orders from your honors to the Comittees that if nothing else weare laid to your suplicants charge but that of Longford, that he should be inlarged or bailed, whereof he could not gett the benefitt, but is still is continued in prison, fettered, haueing noe kind of substistance rather like a dead gost then a liueing man, & his poore Children famished & dead in the Contry, In tender Comisseracon whereof
May it therfor please your honors (consideracion had of soe greate afliction) that your suplicant may be called to his present triall if any thing matteriall may be laid to his charge, otherwise that he may be enlarged or bailed as to your honors shalbe thought meete
And he shall pray
Hugh ferrall

fol. 287v


fol. 288r


fol. 288v


The humble peticion of
Hugh fferrall a poore

9 ffebr 1653
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Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Hugh fferrall
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Petitioner