Deposition of John Williams

Collection: Bysse Depositions

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

Date: 1642-12-09
Identifier: 829177r108


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Clare & Limerick
Deposition Type: Bysse
Nature of Deposition: Multiple Killing, Robbery, Lost By Debts
Commissioners: Philip Bisse, Richard Williamson
Deposition Transcription:

fol. 177r

John Williams late of the Towne & parish of Newcastle in the Barrony of Conelloe within in the Count of Limericke gardener a brittish protestant duly sworne & examined before us by vertue of &c deposeth & saith That about Candlemasse last & since the beginning of this present rebellion in Ireland he lost was robbed & forceably dispoyled of his goods & Chattles to the seuerall values following vizt worth 41 li.
Of Cowes heiffe r s & horses to the value of nynteene pounds Of houshould stuffe to the value of foure pounds Part consisting Of debts amounting to the summe of eight sixteene pounds which ere this rebellion weere accounted goods debts but now becom desperate in regard all the debtors are papists & in rebellion soe that he cannot gett satisfaccion from namely John mc Dauid Carpenter of ra n a in the said Com Lymerick Teig mc Shane husb: of ballyshan e in the county John mc David Carpenter of Rana in the said County [ ] Teig Mc Shane husb: of Ballyshane in the { } Murtough mc Shane Ballykenny the said County Cottener, John oige of Ballykeny in the said Com husb: Cnougher mc Geffery of Racaghae in the said County blacksmith John mc Teige & Murtogh Teige of Bally Quick in the said County husbandme n Donnogh mc Thomas of Balli[ quenke ] in the same said Count husb: Nicholas Meagh of Killeedy in the said Com merchant, William Hartnett of the same husb: with diuers others & therfore he cannott gett satisfaction from them also he lost a sword & a sword & a peece to the value of thirty shill The totall amounts to fourty one pounds & further he further deposeth not that aboute the 15th of August last that one Jane an English woman was murthered neere Newcastle aforesaid & three boyes namely James Ridle of the same & two other boyes whose names he doth not remember were likewise murthered fetching woode to the said Castle likewise Juan Losly & Thomasie Simkins both of Newcastle aforesaid were cruelly murthered but by whome he knoweth not & further he depo
John Williams
{Jur}at coram nobis
9o December 1642
Phil: Bisse Ric: Williamson

fol. 177v

The examination of
John Williams

Deponent Fullname: John Williams
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Gardener
Deponent County of Residence: Limerick
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: John mc Dauid, Teig mc Shane, Murtough mc Shane, John oige, Cnougher mc Geffery, John mc Teige, Murtogh Teige, Donnogh mc Thomas, Nicholas Meagh, William Hartnett, Jane *, James Ridle, Juan Losly, Thomasie Simkins
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Debtor, Debtor, Debtor, Debtor, Debtor, Debtor, Debtor, Debtor, Debtor, Debtor, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim