Deposition of William Davis

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

Date: 1646-08-07
Identifier: 830175r130


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Galway & Roscommon
Deposition Type: Dublin Original
Nature of Deposition: Assault, Death, Robbery, Stripping
Commissioners: Henry Jones, William Aldrich
Deposition Transcription:

fol. 175r

<symbol> William Davis of the Towne of Tuam in the Countie of Galway gent sworne and examined saith That about the first of November 1641 the Rebellion of the Irish began in the towne aforesaid & generally in all other placs within the same County & then this deponent intending to goe away his wife fell sick soe as he was inforced to stay there with her. And then the honorable Erle of Clanrickard sending souldjers thither to defend the towne (as was pretended) those souldiers at first promissed to defend the English & their estates. Wherevpon the English that were there kept and entertained those souldjers at their owne charges a good space, But att length soe perfidious malicious & Covetous were those Irish souldjers that they robbed dispoiled & stript all the English thereabouts of all their goodes & meanes whatsoeuer & stript the most of them naked, And in particuler divers of those Souldiers <a> (whoe were Comanded by one Redmond Bourke of kilkonnell nere Cozen Jermane to the said Erle) their Captaine, robbed & deprived this deponent of howsholdgoods horses Cattle sheepe readie money Corne hay bonds & specialties & other his goods and Chattells of the value, & to his losse & damage of CCC li. or thereabouts. Besides this deponent was deprived of his imployment & Course of liveing which had formerly beene worth vnto him the summe of xv li. per Annum, the which for five <75 li.> yeres amounteth to lxxv li. ster And he is like to loose the future proffitts thereof vntill a peace be settled And further saith that Mary this deponents said wife partly recouering her former sicknes & being great with child, was soe cruelly beaten <b:> & bruised by one Mabell Atrea of the said Towne & wife to Louglen รด Connor, That she miscarried of her child and therevpon died. And then the other Rebells threatening to kill him this deponent, & having often stript him of his clothes hee at length escaped & gott away with his liffe
signum predicti willelmi
Jur vijo Augusti 1646
Hen: Clogher
Will: Aldrich

fol. 175v


William Davis Jur 7o
Augustj 1646


Deponent Fullname: William Davis
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Gentleman
Deponent County of Residence: Galway
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Erle of Clanrickard, Louglen , Redmond Bourke, Mabell Atrea, Mary *
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Mentioned, Mentioned, Rebel, Rebel, Victim