Deposition of John Sweete

Collection: Bysse Depositions

Citation: TCD, 1641 Depositions Project, online transcript January 1970
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Date: 1642-09-17
Identifier: 825256r237


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Cork
Deposition Type: Bysse
Nature of Deposition: Killing, Robbery, Stripping, Words
Commissioners: Philip Bisse, Thomas Graye
Deposition Transcription:

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John sweete late of Ballydownis in the parish of Tem ple Trayne & barony of Carbry & within the County of Corke gentleman (a brittish protestant) duely sworne & examined by vertue of his Maiesties &c. deposeth & saith. That on or aboute the later end of January last & since the begining of this presente rebellion in Ireland he lost was robbed and forceably dispoiled of his goods and Chattles to the seuerall values followeing vzt value of 310 li.
Of Cowes heiffers oxen horses mares & sheepe at Ballydownis aforesaid to the value of one hundred & thirteene pounds. Of houshould stuffe & Implements of husbandry to the value of ten pounds. Of Corne in the haggard to the value of three score pounds. The deponent saith that by meanes of this presente rebellion in Ireland he is dispossessed of the ffarme of Ball y downis aforesaid wherin he hath a lease of two & twenty yeeres yeett to come whervpon he bestowed suc h chardges in buylding and Impro ueing wherin he is damnified one hundred pounds. Of another farme of the land of Knockanroe in the said County wherin he hath a lease of one and thirtie yeeres yeett to come haueing giuen twenty pounds ffiue for the same a litle before this rebellion & layed out seaven pounds in fenceing therevpon, not enioyeing the said ffarme one fful l yeere before this rebellion wherin he is damnified the sume of seaven & Twenty pounds. The totall of his losses amoun t s to three hundred & ten pounds. The deponent saith that his Cattle & Corne were taken away by donogh mc Donnell Corty of Ballingarraffe in the said County gentleman his horses and sheepe were taken away by night as he is credibly informed by Donogh mc ffynnen Carty of Knoc Gortnahornoe in the said County gentleman. He lastly saith that aboute the 6th or 7th day of January last this deponent had a

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Conference with one ffynen mc Cormack Carty of <D> Cloneverane in the said County gentleman tould this deponent that the he was confident that the kinge of England was of their side his reason was that otherwise saith he haueing two neighboureing kingdomes (meaneing England and Scotland) his Maiestie would send ouer some forces presse souldiers by this time & further he deposeth not that Thomas Plunby late of Courtmcsery in the said County gentleman John Stepny of Garrylucas in the said County gentleman Thomas Halfe & his wife & diuers others to the number ffortie English & protestants were stripped by the rebells their names he knoweth not, & likewise he deposeth that the said John Stepny was cruelly murthered by the rebells. His cause of knowledge is that the parties soe stripped did acknowledge the same to this deponent & further he deposeth not.
John Sweete
Jurat coram nobis
17o 7bris 1642
Tho: Graye Dec
Phil: Bisse

The examination
of John sweete


Deponent Fullname: John sweete
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Gentleman
Deponent County of Residence: Cork
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: donogh mc Donnell Corty, Donogh mc ffynnen Carty, ffynen mc Cormack Carty, Thomas Plunby, John Stepny, Thomas Halfe
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Victim, Victim, Victim