Deposition of Alexander Sharpe

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

Date: 1642-03-15
Identifier: 816138r074


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Meath
Deposition Type: Dublin Original
Nature of Deposition: Multiple Killing, Robbery, Words, Lost By Debts
Commissioners: John Sterne, John Watson
Deposition Transcription:

fol. 138r

Alexander Sharpe of Trablie Clerk in the Barony of Dyce in the Countie of Meath being dulie sworne saith that on or about the fourth of december last, hee was at his house aforsaid, robbed and despoyled of his goods by Captaine Relie and his followers, and forced to flie, having Lost his goods to the value as followeth viz
In Corne standing in his haggard to thee value of threescore and four pounds.
In hay turffe ffirres and Poultrie about his haggard to the value of fourteen pounds.
In houshold goods to the value of fyftie six pounds
In books burned and torne to peaces thirtie two pounds
In debts to thee value of threescore and fyve pounds.
And my church means being worth fourscore pounds and for Communibus annis I doo Conceave and fear that I shall Loose three years value being 270 li.
In all 441 pounds
More the said Alexander Sharpe deposeth that being forced to flee for his Lyfe, from thee foresaid Captain Relie and his men who went thorow Meath, toward drogheda and had threatned if they Could Catch him they wold pull his skin from his flesh, and his flesh from his bones till they made him Confesse Moneys vnto them for they wold vse him worse, then thesse whom they <A> hanged and butchered at Tryme. Wherevpon hee repayred to Dublin with four of his Children who were only able to travaile along with him but was Compelled to Leave his wyfe, and fyve young children vnder thee hands of thee rebells and knoweth not what is become of them as yet.
Alexander Sharpe
Jur 15 Martij 1641 coram nobis
Joh Watson
John Sterne

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Deponent Fullname: Alexander Sharpe
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Clergy
Deponent County of Residence: Meath
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Captaine Relie
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Rebel