Deposition of Roger Williams

Collection: Bysse Depositions

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

Date: 1643-03-30
Identifier: 829343r224


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. 343r

Roger Williams late of Collohowe in the parish of Cloncrave barony of Connelloe and within the County of lymericke Joiner (a brittish protestant) duely examined and sworne before vs by vertue of a comission vnder the broade seale of this kingdome (beareing date &c) concerneing the losses robberies and spoiles since this rebellion comitted vpon the brittish and protestants within the Province of Munster &c deposeth & saith That vpon the second of ffebruary 1641 or therabouts & diuers times since the deponent lost was robbed and forceably dispoiled of his goods and Chattles to the seuerall values followeing vzt worth 69 li. Part consisting
Of cowes and horses to the value of sixteene pounds Of houshould stuffe to the value of fiue pounds Of corne in stacke and in the house to the value of Twenty pounds Of corne in Ground there lost by meanes of this rebellion to the value of 3 li. The deponent saith that by meanes of this present rebellion in Ireland he is dispossessed of the land of Collehowe aforesaid to his losse and damadge of Twenty pounds haueing a lease therin for fiue <symbol> yeeres yeett to expire Of debts amounting to the summ of fiue pounds due from Morris mc Thomas of Collohowe aforesaid & others And although he accounted the same goode debts before the begining of this rebellion yeett in regard the said Morris mac Thomas is nowe in open and actuall rebellion & the rest of this deponents creditors are protestants vtterly dissenabled by meanes of this rebellion therefore this deponent is not likly to get any satisfaction from them. The totall of his losses amounts to three score and six nyne pounds The deponent alsoe saith That parte of his said Cattle aboute the time aboue mencioned was forceably taken away by James Harrold of the Cromanes in the said County gentleman & the rest droven & caryed away by Edmond fitz Thomas

fol. 343v

fitz Gerrald of Gortentubbred in the said County gentleman together with the rest of his goods (as houshould stuffe <B> & corne) were likewise forceably taken away by the said Edmond; The deponent beinge further examined deposeth That about Midsumer last the said Edmond fitz Gerrald layed close siedge to the Castle of Pallis in the said County (whether diuers men women and children fled for refuge) and continued the said <C> siedge till aboute St Peeters day followeing during which time or a litle before the said siedge Two of the warders of the said Castle namely Thomas fford and William Greene were murthered by the said fitz Gerralds forces & further he deposeth not
Roger [mark] Williams marke
Jurat coram nobis
30 Marty 1643
Phil: Bisse
Ric: Williamson

Roger Williams examination

Deponent Fullname: Roger Williams
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Joiner
Deponent County of Residence: Limerick
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Morris mc Thomas, James Harrold, Edmond fitz Thomas, Thomas fford, William Greene
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Debtor, Rebel, Rebel, Victim, Victim