Deposition of William Seames

Collection: Bysse Depositions

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

Date: 1642-09-29
Identifier: 828198r290


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Cork & Kerry
Deposition Type: Bysse
Nature of Deposition: Captivity, Killing, Robbery, Stripping, Words, Lost By Debts
Commissioners: Philip Bisse, Robert Southwell, Tristram Whetcombe
Deposition Transcription:

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William Seames late of Glanaroughty parish of Canmare & within the County of kiery yeoman (a brittish protestant) duely sworne & examined before vs by vertue &c. deposeth & saith That on or aboute the 12th of January last & since the begining of this presente rebellion in Ireland he lost was robbed & forceablye dispoiled of his goods and Chattles to the seuerall values following vyd worth 487 li. 10 s. part consisting of debts owing vnto him by
Of Cowes and horses to the value of seaventeene pounds ten shilling Of houshould stuffe & prouision to the value of fiftie pounds. He likewise saith that he is dispossessed of a lease at Glanor o ran aforesayd for one & twenty pounds yeeres to come woorth yeerly aboue the landlords rent ffiue pounds per annum wherein he is damnified twenty pounds Of debts amou n ting to foure hundred pounds due from Samuell Burrell & James Burrell of Glanoro rt e aforesaid ge ntleman Thomas Dight of the same merchant Henry C oply cerk & ffyn nen mcderm o d of the same gentleman donogh mcffynnen of Ardtulli hi s in the said County Esquire John Tiskall of the same ffounder J o hn Bartholomew e of the same husbandman But in regard the same ffynnen macdermod Carty gentleman & donogh mcffynnen of Ardtullihy Esquire whoe are out in actuall rebellion & the rest vtterly dissenabled by meanes of this rebellion therefore this deponent can gett noe satisfaction from them. The totall of his losses amounts to foure hundred four score & seaven pounds ten shillings. He further saith that he was robbed


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<B> by the meanes of the said mcffynnen & ffynnen mc dermod aforesaid he further saith that aboute the 15th of January last Katherin Burrell the wife of James Burrell aforesaid was shott throughe a windowe of her owne house & then there killd & that by Capt Mc Sugans meanes & his brother Donogh mc ffynnen He likewise saith aboute the same time this deponent his wife & children seaven score persons more young & ould English & protestants were stripped by the said parties: The deponent saith that he deponenmanding the reason of the said ffynnen mc dermod the reason why they vsed the English in that maner he answered that what they did they had the kings hand & seale for it, & further he deposeth [ ] that Arthur Bible Thomas Turshell & William Cole all of Glanororte did melt brasse before this deponent came away from thence intending thereof to make guns & pistolls & further he deposeth not

William Seames
Juram nobis coram
29o 7bris 1642
Tristram WhetCombe
Phil: Bisse
Ro: Southwell

He likewise saith aboute three weekes before Whitsuntide last this deponent was taken prisoner vpon the kinges highway comeing for refuge to Bandon by Charles McCarty of Castlemore in the said County gentleman & carried this deponent to kilkee where the said mc ffynnen & ffynnen mc dermod kepte their campe consisting of three hundred men & from thence caried <hand> this deponent to Rochffordston where the lord Muskry kepte his campe & threatening to hang this deponent because he would not then helpe to fflea some beasts they killed they tyed a rope aboute this deponents necke & halling & <pulling the same were like to take away this deponents life. he deposeth the same like wise to be true>

Deponent Fullname: William Seames
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Yeoman
Deponent County of Residence: Kerry
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Samuell Burrell, James Burrell, Thomas Dight, Henry Coply, ffynnen mcdermod, donogh mcffynnen, John Tiskall, John Bartholomewe, ffynnen macdermod Carty, donogh mcffynnen, Katherin Burrell, Capt Mc Sugan, Donogh mc ffynnen, ffynnen mc dermod, Arthur Bible, Thomas Turshell, William Cole, Charles McCarty, ffynnen mc dermod, lord Muskry
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Debtor, Debtor, Debtor, Debtor, Debtor, Debtor, Debtor, Debtor, Debtor, Debtor, Victim, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Rebel, Rebel, Mentioned