Deposition of Dorothy Holt

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

Date: 1645-08-19
Identifier: 815372r424


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Queen's Co
Deposition Type: Dublin Original
Nature of Deposition: Death, Killing, Robbery
Commissioners: Henry Brereton, Henry Jones
Deposition Transcription:

fol. 372r

Dorothy the Relict of Michaell Holt Late of Agheneheley in the Queens Countie gentleman sworne and examined deposeth and saith That since the begining of the present Rebellion That is to say about the second day of December 1641 she this deponent att Aghenehel{y} aforesaid was forceibly robbed & dispoiled of her beasts Cattle horses sheepe corne & other goods, & att other tymes afterwards she was & her children were att Greigenegeigh in Ossery & at Burrowes in the Queens County robbed & deprived of other Cattle horses Corne oxen implements of husbandry & other goodes, & she was alsoe expelled & driven from her howses farmes and freeholdes, Whereby in all she conceiveth that she & they have hath lost and hath bin dampnified the summ of 725 li. ster : And besides the futures proffitts of her farmes & freehold and Tann howse worth formerly 70 li. per annum which she is like to be deprived of and loose hereafter vntill a peace be established, And further saith that the parties Rebells that soe depriv{ed} her of her goodes were some of the Dempsies and others of Clenma{leroe} & the great wood whose names she cannott tell Howbeit shee <A> is confident that one John McWilliam somtyme a Reteyner to the {Lord} of Ely deceased, and one Teige Mcffarr his neighbour tooke & deprived her of some of her said goodes; And further saith That Edward Holt this deponents eldest sonn goeing amongst other Engli{sh} souldjers to releeve the Castle of Burrowes against the Rebells was in that servic{e} shott through the head & soe slaine, for greef whereof her eldest daughter alsoe died, her second sonn for want of meanes given was forced to goe into England: & now she & her yongest sonns are here in Dublin in great distresse
Signum predicte Doroth{y} [mark]
Jur 19o Augusti 1645
Hen: Jones
Hen: Brereton

fol. 372v


Queens County o
Dorothy Holt Jur 19o
Augustj 1645
Intw C.f.
2. dec


Deponent Fullname: Dorothy Holt
Deponent Gender: Female
Deponent Occupation: Widow
Deponent County of Residence: Queens County
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Michaell Holt, the Dempsies, John McWilliam, Teige Mcffarr, Lord of Ely, Edward Holt
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Mentioned, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Mentioned, Victim