Deposition of James Ellwell

Collection: Bysse Depositions

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

Date: 1642-11-30
Identifier: 829291r189


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Clare & Limerick
Deposition Type: Bysse
Nature of Deposition: Apostacy, Robbery, Lost By Debts
Commissioners: Philip Bisse, Thomas Elwell
Deposition Transcription:

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James Ellwell late of Ballybrowne in the parish of Clonelly barony of Connelloe & within the County of lymericke Tanner (a brittish protestant) duely sworne & examined before vs by vertue of &c deposeth & saith That on or aboute Christmas last & diuers times since the begining of this presente rebellion in Ireland he lost was robbed & forceably dispoiled of his goods and Chattles to the seuerall values followeing vzt value of 347 li.
Of Cowes horses mares sheepe & swine to the value of three & fiftie pounds Of hou should stuffe to the value of t en pounds Of barque & leather to the value of fifteene pounds Of Corne in the haggard to the value of three score & nyne pounds Of Corne in the Ground nowe lost by meanes of this rebellion to the value of forty eight pounds The deponent saith that by meanes of this presente rebellion in Ireland he was dispossessd of Ballybrowne aforesaid wherin he hath a lease of Two liues for which this deponents wifes former husband Donnell Ely deceased payed a hundred pounds fine & in his life time & since his decease this deponent layed out foure score pounds in buylding & other Improuements vpon the same he conceaues himself damnified in this lease one hundred & foure score pounds Of debts amounting to the sume of Twelue pounds ten shillinges due from Edward Plank of Rathkeale in the said County weauer Henry Ranfford of the s a me gentleman Mrs Gough of the same English protestants John o Ready of Clonelly in the said County smith Dermod o Tracy of Rathkeale in the said County husbandman And although he accounted the same goode debts before the begining of this rebellion yeett in regard the said protestants are dis s enabled by meanes therof & the rest out in open & actuall rebellion therefore this deponent canot gett satisfaction from them The totall of his losses

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amounts to three hundred foure score & seaven pounds ten shillinges The deponent also saith that aboute the time aboue named he was robbed of his Cattle and <B> his other goods by the meanes of Edmond mc Shihy of Ballyellynane in the said County gentleman & by his brothers Roger mc Shihy & Rory mc Shihy of the same gentlemen, whoe after robbing of this deponent forceably entred into the possession of this deponents house & possessed themselues of the same. He lastly saith that since this rebellion Thomas Huntswell of Ballyellynan aforesayd husbandman ffrances Huntswell his son of the same husbandman & Thomas Huntswell the yonger husbandman James Steevens of the same glouer Thomas Morris of the same husbandman Edmond Gray of Knockederry in the said County yeoman Thomas Phillips of Newcastle in the said County gentleman William Sexten of the same mazon William Gword of the same Cooper were formerly protestants but since this rebellion are turned papists as he is credibly informed & further he deposeth not
James Elwell
Jurat coram vlto
No. 1642
Phil: Bisse
Thomas Ellwell

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The examination of
James Ellwell


Deponent Fullname: James Ellwell
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Tanner
Deponent County of Residence: Limerick
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Donnell Ely, Edward Plank, Henry Ranfford, Mrs Gough, John o Ready, Dermod o Tracy, Edmond mc Shihy, Roger mc Shihy, Rory mc Shihy, Thomas Huntswell, ffrances Huntswell, Thomas Huntswell, Edmond Gray, Thomas Phillips, William Sexten, William Gword
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Mentioned, Debtor, Debtor, Debtor, Debtor, Debtor, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Apostate, Apostate, Apostate, Apostate, Apostate, Apostate, Apostate