Deposition of Robert Browne

Citation: TCD, 1641 Depositions Project, online transcript January 1970
[] accessed Monday 25th of September 2017 05:29 PM

Dublin Core

Date: 1642-11-10
Identifier: 813341r255


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Kildare
Deposition Type: Dublin Original
Nature of Deposition: Apostacy, Multiple Killing, Robbery, Words
Commissioners: Henry Brereton, John Watson, Randall Adams, William Aldrich
Deposition Transcription:

fol. 341r

Robert Browne Clerke Vicar of Tymeho in the Countie of Kilda{re } and Margre{t } duly sworne and examined deposeth and sayth that he theis deponents fr{om the} begining of the present rebellion and by meanes thereof hath hav{ } {been} deprived robbed and or otherwise dispoyled of his their goods and cha{ttels of} the value of two hundred pounds, and by meanes of the said re{bels } [Age ? ] this deponent Robert Brown e is also deprived of and hath lost two yeares profitt of his vic{aridge} aforesaid worth xl li. per Annum and is like to loose the future pro{ffits} thereof worth xl li. per Annum as aforersaid vntill a peace be setle{d in} this kingdome Soe as the deponents present losse by meanes of the r{ebels} amounteth to the summe of CCiiijxx li. besides the future profitt {of the} vicaridge which he is lik e to losse till a peace be setl ed as aforesaid { } this deponent further saith that the persons that so robbed and dispoy{led } are as followeth vizt. Laurence Brymigham of Parsonstowne neer { } in the County of Kildare gent and one C apt Luke Brimigham of the same ge {nt} and divers others th their complises a{nd confede}rates whose names and places of abode this deponent knoweth not){ } <A> further saith that one Garratt fitz Garrald late of Kil alias Garratt { } late of Kildare in the said County gent is in rebellion bearing arm{s } for and amongst the rebells against the king and his loyall subiects & { } said Garratt fitz Garrald most cruelly murthered a we one John { }cer and his wife and 4 five children as also one John Plyvye all living vpon the bogg of [ ] { } of { } had revolted and gone from church to masse. And further sayt{ } they theis deponents hath have often heard the rebells say that the preis{ts } were the first causers of this insurreccon and sturr And this { } Margrett Browne further sayth that she this deponent a litt{le before?} Christmas last demanding of Lawrence Brimigham aforesai{d } { } what warrant they delt soe with the English He answere{d } answered he had ô Mores warrant for it, (meaning Roger {ô Mores} Warrant, their great Comander And the first averment of the Rebel{s was?} that they hadd the queens warrant for what they did: & that she sent { } over, and that alsoe they they hadd the Kings Maiestie s Commission f { } & that they ment to regaine gett vnto him his Royall prerogati{ve } {from?}

fol. 341v

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fol. 343r

(the list of medical books appears in between these two sections of the deposition on fols 342r-v)
Protestants & parliament and that they would have none to rule over them but those of their owne nation meaning the irishe, & that they would giue the King penny for penny & twoe shillings more in the acre to have the English rooted out and their owne Laws to be established: And it is was generally resolved & divulged amongst the Rebells theyr neighbours that if it were not that they might bee acompted traytors and villaines to their Religion they would have comen in and submitted long since: but since they had taken parts soe long with their cuntrymen for their Religion they would Goe on and adventure their blowde for the same against the English. And this deponent further sayth that it was alsoe comonly spoken & given out by, and amongst the Rebells, that after they with their forces hadd overcomen this kingdome the English and protestants in this Kingdome They would remove their forces into England where the papists with the holy of the holy the french and spanish by meanes of the queene would ioyne with them to subdue and overcome the protestants & puritants in England there: & soe settle & establish the Romane Religion in England & to roote out & distroy the Religion which the protestants and puritants professe and to settle his Maiesty in his prerogative a gainst the Rebell parliament And she further sayth that whenas the Rebells were Robbing her and her husband. shee asked them what she had done against them that they vsed her soe: and her neighbors with teares confessed sayd shee had done noe hurt to them: But the Rebell souldjers sayd replyed what doe you prate it is your Religion & nation that that cawseth you to be thus vsed or to that effect And both theis deponents say That Edward ffitzgarrett of Timoe aforesaid [ ] and his mother haveing kept theis deponents in secrett from the danger of the Rebells at length were affrayd to keepe them any longer becawse their primate or Bishop & Rel y & others of the heads of their Church had made a lawe that if any of the jrish should harbour any english or protestants or their goodes The goodes of such harbourers should be forfeited & should be taken from them aswell as from the English: & the said habourers be excomunicated: But that lawe was only opposed by the Titulary [ ] Archbishop of Dublin vncle to the lord of Slayne Slane & Rosse Magaghagan [ ] titulary Bishop of Kildare
Robert Browne signum predicte Margarete Browne
<Jur xo November 1642 Joh Watson Randall: Adams:
Will: Aldrich Hen: Brereton>

fol. 343v

Robert Browne vicar
of Tymhoe
Novemb 10. 1642.
hand w Intw
Cert fact

Deponent Fullname: Robert Browne, Margrett Browne
Deponent Gender: Male, Female
Deponent Occupation: Clergy,
Deponent County of Residence: Kildare,
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Laurence Brymigham, Luke Brimigham, Garratt fitz Garrald, Roger , John Plyvye, John { }, Titulary Archbishop of Dublin, Rosse Magaghagan, lord of Slane
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Victim, Victim, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned