Deposition of John and Mary Slade

Collection: Bysse Depositions

Citation: TCD, 1641 Depositions Project, online transcript January 1970
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Date: 1643-03-02
Identifier: 822116r101


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Cork
Deposition Type: Bysse
Nature of Deposition: Assault, Captivity, Death, Robbery, Stripping, Words
Commissioners: Philip Bisse, Thomas Bettesworth
Deposition Transcription:

fol. 116r

<symbol> John Slade late of Ballyryshin, in the parish of Kilbrin in the barony of Dowhalla & within the Com of Corke sheepeheard, a b rittish protestant duly sworne & examined before vs by vertue etc: deposeth & sayth, that about shrouetide 1641; and as he was <A> going home from Moyallo towards Ballyrushin, one Tho: Duffe of Ballyclogh and being one of John Barry alias mc Robinson’s seriants lay in the way for him and when he came within halfe muskett shott cockt his peice at him, to haue killd him, but it went not off: after that he recouered to his owne house, where as soone as he came in, Teig McCarthy of Killyvarrick, in the parish of Kilbrin gentleman, and his brothr Donell Oge Carthy of the same Killyvarrick gentleman and a third, one of Teig Mc Carthys men, these 3 came behind the deponent, and tooke the deponent by the throate, and withall lookt about for a rope for to hang him, but he escapt from them in the darke from thence. he escapt to Ballybeg, where he thought was an English garrison, but there was then the Lord Mountgarretts army, where he came into their court of guard, and saw there none that he knew save one among them called Cahill Mc Kaly of Killone in the Com of Clare surgeon, where he was stript of his cloths, to his shirte.
At length about St Andrews tide last, vpon suspition of Mc Robinsons loyalty the deponent was sent as a warder with 2 or 3 & 20 more to Ballyclogh at Mc Robinsons Castle, where he saw the wife of Conner Knogher O Curranerane of the garriduffe nere Ballyclogh husb: <& one of Mc Robinsons tenants> who was among the rest at the seidge of Moyallo, & the short Castle therein, this deponents daughter Mary being then a prisoner, & her <B> mother, with her other daughter calld Elizabeth, who saw him there among the rest of the rebbells after this seidge the said Knogher O Curranerane came to Ballyclogh, and liu’d in the said John Barryes Castle for the space of 3 months, vntill he dyed there the said Knoghers wife liuing in the said Mc Robinsons Castle to this day he also sayth that one John O Slyne of Polysallagh in the Parish of Kilbrin husb: was with the said Knogher at the said seidge of Moyallo, whome the deponents daughter Mary saw with her owne eyes; who from that time to this is opnly knowne to be out in action among the Rebbells, and yet while the deponent was a warder there at the Castle afore’said the goods of the said John O Slyne as Corne & other prouision, are kept within the said Castle, whither his wife comes frequently to fetch out of the same, vpon all occasions, as her need require coming in and out without the least let or interruption, of John <D> Barry & his people
The deponent also sayth, that as he was going from Moyallo to Ballyrushin aforesaid he saw, a seruant of the said Knoghers, but his name he cannot remember, driuing away from off the lands of Ballynolto a number party of sheepe to the number of halfe a hundred at least, which were of his Masters Jonas Smith’s owne proper goods, carrying them to Knoghers O Curran’s house, which said seruant, of the said Knoghers, is entertaynd in McRobinsons Castle as his seruant vnto this day.
<he also sayth, during he was in the said Castle, he saw one Teig O Connell of Killiuarrick labourer, come to the gate of the said Castle by day, who as soone as he had espyed the deponent, betooke him to his heils & ran away, he being one of Mc Robinsons tenants, and one of them that robbd the deponent of part of his houshould stuffe.>
the marke of John [mark] Slade
Jurat coram nob: 22
febr: 1642
Phil: Bisse.

at the same time came bef o re vs the deponents said daughter Mary Slade and being duly examined tooke her oath, that she saw the said Knogher O Currane, and John O Slyne, among other rebbells at the seidge of Moyallo being then tak’n <E> prisoner whome she saw assisting the rebbells at the taking of the short castle: she also saw then & there Teig mc Carthy aforesaid, and James Nash of Ballynolto gentleman; Donogh o Royrke seriant to Mc Donough Carthy, Marco O Royrke, another seruant of Mc Donough, and Dominick Turehy of Clanturke gentleman merchant <actours among the Rebbells,> she also sayth that when her mother & her selfe, were brought as prisoners to Moyallo and there kept for the space of 5 dayes, diuers of the Rebbells then would come into the Room where they were kept; and vpbrayd them saying, where is your Earterly god gon now, he is not yet come to helpe you.
the Marke of Mary [mark] Slade
The said John Slade being further examined he deposeth that Dermod o Scanlane of Kille=varrig in the said County

fol. 116v

<ff> yeoman & Dermod Avarry of Garrydoose in the said County yeoman aboute the begining of August last or therabouts sent parte of their goods and houshould stuffe to be kepte at Mr Robinsons Castle of Ballyclogh aforesaid (which Dermod o scanlane & Dermod Avarry haue liued among the rebells diuers times since this rebellion) & & knowne to be out in open & actuall rebellion) so e that their wiues & servants at seuerall times came to the said castle to fetch away their goods and prouision & haue beene conversant with the said mc Robinsons his wife & servants without contradiction. The deponents cause of knowledge is, that he being one of the warders of the said Castle he obserued & sawe Mary Ellen ny scanlane alias Kelly the wife of the said Dermod o Scanlane & her [ ] servants & likewise many times to come to the said Castle to carry away some goods And likewise he sawe & obserued aboute Christmas last the wife of of John o Sline aboue mencioned to come to the said Castle & carryeing away some of her corne out of the said Castle, this deponent then demanded the reason why she carryed her said corne out of the said Castle in regard her said husband was out in rebellion she then made answeare that he husband was not in rebellion onely stood vpon his owne guard & kepte his Catle vpon the [mounteines] or woords to that efecte & further he deposeth not.
<John & Mary Slade their Examinacion>
John [mark] Slades marke
Jurat coram nobis
2o Martij 1642
Phil: Bisse Tho: Bettesworth

The examination of
John Slade and
Mary Slade his


Deponent Fullname: John Slade, Mary Slade
Deponent Gender: Male, Female
Deponent Occupation: Sheepherd, Daughter
Deponent County of Residence: Cork,
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Tho: Duffe, Teig McCarthy, Donell Oge Carthy, Teig Mc Carthy, Lord Mountgarrett, Cahill Mc Kaly, Knogher O Currane, John O Slyne, Teig O Connell, James Nash, Donogh o Royrke, * Mc Donough Carthy, Marco O Royrke, Dominick Turehy, Dermod o Scanlane, Dermod Avarry, John alias mc Robinson Barry, Elizabeth *, Jonas Smith, Ellen ny scanlane
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Denounced, Victim, Victim, Denounced