Deposition of Adam Glouer

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

Date: 1642-01-04
Identifier: 833001r002


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Cavan
Deposition Type: Dublin Original
Nature of Deposition: Assault, Death, Desecration, Multiple Killing, Robbery, Stripping, Words
Commissioners: Henry Jones, Randall Adams
Deposition Transcription:

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Adam Glouer of Clonosy in the parish of Hannah in the county of Cauan a British protestant being duly sworne deposeth
That on or about the 26th of October last past 1641 about 12 of the clock of the day he was robd att Clonosy aforesaid & lost in corne & hey to the value of 20 pounds
In cattell to the value of two hundreths twenty & ten pounds
In housolgoods to the value of fourty pounds ster
In ready monie lxx li.
In lease of lands & houses to the value of fourty pounds
Inal amounting to the summe of three hundreths & twenty & ten pounds ster ffower hundred pownds str.
<a> he also deposeth That Phillip o Rely of Clonaura in the County of Cavan Esquire & [it] the said <Myles o Rely: high sherriff of the same County: Phillip mc Mulmore ô Rely: Shane o Rely a Captaine of the same County gent & at least 500 more rebellious persons in their company robbed him of the same goods & did when> that Phil i p O Rely of Clonaura of the same parish Esquire who by force stole and by force robbd him of those his goods did whe n they first seased on them being demanded by the deponented by whose authority they did those things the said Phillip Rely spake & vttered these traiterous words that he had the kings broade seale for doing the same & shewed a writing by which he said he had authority from the king
& also the said Philip o Rely & the rest did strip him this deponent his wife & children & left them altogeather naked & threateneding to kill them
And also the said Philip & the rest did the sam e lyke to John Hardy the deposednents tenant fro for they robd him of his cattell to the value of fourty & ten pounds ster & of in a lease of lands & houses to the value of fiue poundes
And saith that this deponent and his company that were robbed observed that 30 persons or thereabouts were they most barbarously slaine murthered and slaine outright: & about 150 more persons cruelly wounded soe that traces of bloud issueing from their wounds lay vpon the high way for 12 myles together: and many very yong children were left and perished by the way to the number of 60 or thereabouts because of the cruell pursuite of the Rebells, was such that their parents & frends could not carry them further,: And further saith that some of the Rebells vowed that if any digged graves wherein to bury the dead children they should be buryed there in themselves: soe as the poore people, left the most of them vnburied exposed to ravenous beasts & fowle, & some few: their poore parents carried a great way to bury them after they were dead: & some were hidd in bushes that the Rebells should not fynd them <This deponent further saith that he saw upon the high way a woeman left by the Rebells stripped to her smock, sett upon {by} 3 woemen and some children being Irish whoe miserably tore and rent the said poore English woeman and stripped her of her smock in bitter frost and snow soe that she fell in labour in their hands and presence and both she and her child there miserably died> And further saith that deposeth that the same Rebell Phillip o Rely and Myles ô Rely and others said that they had the kings seale and warrant for what they did And that becawse Phillip mc Mulmore ô Rely did refuse or give over his rebellion, it (as distrusting their pretended authority and <B> dislikeing the cruelty of the other Rebells) his owne sonn John ô Rely said in this deponents presence that of to his said father: If you revolt from that authority we have, you ought to dy for it, and shall surely be hanged, And

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further saith that James o Rely of or nere vnto the parish of Ballyheyes yeoman and Hugh Brady of or nere the parish of Vrnagh and divers others of the Rebells, did then often take into their hands the protestant bybles & wetting them on the durty water did 5 or 6 seuerall tymes dash the same on the face of the deponent & other protestants saying come I know you love a good lesson. Here is a most excelent one for you & come to morrow & you shall have as good a sermon as this: & used other scornfull and disgracefull words vnto them
And further saith that Phillip mc Hugh m c Shane o Rely did sweare that he himselfe was lord governour of Ireland, & that he would iustify the same, by the authority he had from the king
And saith alsoe that one Owen Brady of the parish of Annagh gent being one of the principall guard to the said Phillip mc Hugh m c Shane o Rely: did take divers protestants as they went by their court of guard to the church by the haire of the heade and in other cruell manner & dragging them into the church there stript & robbed, & whipped and most cruelly vsed him: saying if you come tomorrow you shall heare the like sermon or to that effect, which other scornfull & opprobrious words
The mark of [mark] Adam Glover
Deposed before vs Jan. 4. 1641
Hen: Jones
Randall Adams
This examinant is entred a soldier in Captain Hassets company in the Colledge. He desireth that his wife and 5 children may have liberty to pass into England

Adam Glover Com. Cavan
Jan. 4. 1641
Hand Intw
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[Copy at MS 832, fols 99r-v]

Deponent Fullname: Adam Glouer
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent County of Residence: Cavan
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Phillip o Rely, Myles o Rely, Phillip mc Mulmore , Shane o Rely, Hugh Brady, Phillip mc Hugh mc Shane o Rely, Owen Brady, James o Rely, John , John Hardy
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Mentioned, Victim