Deposition of Michaell Smith

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

Date: 1644-01-16
Identifier: 830143r110


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Galway & Roscommon
Deposition Type: Dublin Original
Nature of Deposition: Robbery
Commissioners: Henry Brereton, Henry Jones
Deposition Transcription:

fol. 143r

Michaell Smith Archdeacon of Clonfert in the County of Galway aged fiftie fiue yeres or thereabouts sworne and examined sayth That since the begining of the present Rebellion that is to say a little before Christmas 1641 One John Madden of <A> Longford in the said County of Galway Esquire & a great company of his Rebellious servants forceibly entered vpon the deponents farme at Sragh in the same County And then and there by force and armes seazed vpon this d One thowsand & threescore wethers & above of this deponents worth 500 li., & foure or five eight or tenn english Cowes and a bull of English breed and some horses Mares and Colts whose numbers he Knoweth not: And about the same tyme <B:> one MrButler nere Agheram in the same County gent And one Laughlin ô Kelly & Brian ô Kelly both of Aghram aforsaid gentlemen and divers other Rebellious persons forceibly robbed and despojled him of one thowsand ewes and above & three hundred wethers & vpwards & about sixscore or sevenscore english Cowes & some horses and Mares all worth One thowsand powndes & aboue And this deponent about the same tyme and afterwards was since hath bin by the Rebells in the said County forcibly expelled deprived & despojled of more of his sheepe Cattle horses Mares Colts Corne howsholdgoods provition benefite of horses tythes: And of the possession rents & proffits of his reall estate worth debts and other meanes goods & chattells of the value and to his losse of nyne thowsand twoe hundred pownds at the least: And this deponent is like to be deprived of the future proffitts of his lands tythes & temporall estate clerely worth seven hundred pownds per annum & 100 li. per annum in church liveings vntill a peace be setled and that they returne to their former value: And this deponent for safftie of his liff fled away to the fort of Galway which (as he hath credibly heard is since quite demolished wasted & spojled by the Rebells
Michaell Smyth
Jur 14o ffebr 16 ffebr Januarij 1643
Hen: Jones
Hen: Brereton

fol. 143v


Archdeacon Michaell Smith
Jur 16o ffeb Januarij 1643



Deponent Fullname: Michaell Smith
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Clergy
Deponent County of Residence: Galway
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: John Madden, Mr Butler, Laughlin , Brian
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel