Deposition of William Andrewes

Collection: Bysse Depositions

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

Date: 1643-03-29
Identifier: 829347r227


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

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

fol. 347r

William Andrewes of Ballymoroghoe in the parish of Monegihy barrony of Conneloe and with in the Com of Limericke gent (a brittish protestant) duly sworne and examined before vs by vertue of his maiesties Comission to vs & others directed (bearing date &c deposeth and saith deposeth that vppon the 2d day of ffebruarie 1642 or thearabouts the deponents lost was robbed & forcreably dispoyled of his goods and Chattles to the seuull values following vizt worth 993 li.
Of Cowes mares horses sheepe & swine to the value of two hundred forty five pounds Of houshould stuffe & plate to the value of fourty pounds Of Corne in stake & i n the ground worth two hundred pounds The deponent likewise saith that by meanes of this present rebellion in Ireland he was dispossessed of his farme of Ballimorroghoe afforsaid his interest in the same he valueth to bee worth five hundred pounds before this rebellion hauing layed out in building three score pounds part consisting Of debts amounting to eight pounds due from John Rullidge of Rathcahill in the said County gent Morris mc Edmond Harbert of Connesse in the said County gent But in reguard the said parties are nowe in open & actuall rebellion therfore this deponent is not like to gett any satisfaction from them The Totall of his losses amounts to nyne hundred fourscore & thi r teene pounds <A> Aboute the time aboue mencioned Bryen mc Murrogh Sihy of Garriduffe in the said County gent from Ballimoghoe afforesaid forceably caryed away this deponents said Corne & part of his houshould stuffe The deponent alsoe being further examined deposeth That about the latter end of may last five English protestants & warders of Newcastle in the said County sallying comeing forth of the said Castle were mett then & there by Bryen mc Morrogh mc Sihy of Garriduff in the said County gent & his forces & hauing shott & killed the said parties cutt of theire heads & hanged them by the high way side vppon posts <B> Aboute the 6th of August last Newcastle afforsaid being beleaguard by Patrick Purcell of Croe tittularie Liutenant generall of the <hand> Prouince of Munster the Lo: Roach, the Lo: of Muskery, the Lo: of Castle Connell the Barron of Imaile Ardmayle Theobald Purcell late Baron of Loghmagh Oliuer Steevenson of Dunmoyline in the said County Esquire lately killed in open rebellion Dominicke fanning late Maior of Limericke and diuers others & haueing planted a peece of Ordenance against the said Castle the beseiged within the same yeelded the said Castle vppon quarter when & where the deponent obserued the particulars following that is to say this deponent among others of the beseiged came forth to parlye with the said parties, to whome the said Lo: Roch spake these words or others like them in effecte I am ashamed (quoth hee) to see such graue ould men (meaning this deponent & one Tho: ffreeman being two aged people) in your ould dayes to turne Rebells to your Kin{g} but his Lordship being therin contradicted by this deponent & others in Co{mpa}nie with him Justifying themselues to be his Maiesties loyall Subiects

fol. 347v

he then openly affirmed that they had the kings Comission for what they did This deponent likewise then & there obserued that John Mazy on of the warders of the said Castle stood with his hatt one talking with the said purcell whoe then & there peramtorily tould said to the said Mazy Sir I would haue you vnderstand before whome you stand & to learne better manners, for (quoth he) you must conceaue that I am his Maiesties leuftennant Generall for Munster & further hee deposeth not
William Andrews
Jurat coram nobis
29o Marty 1643
Phil: Bisse
Ric: Williamson

William Andrewes deposition
Lo: Muskery

Deponent Fullname: William Andrewes
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Gentleman
Deponent County of Residence: Limerick
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Morris mc Edmond Harbert, John Rullidge, Bryen mc Murrogh Sihy, Patrick Purcell, Lo: Roach, Lo: of Muskery, Lo: of Castle Connell, Barron of Ardmayle, Theobald Purcell, Oliuer Steevenson, Dominicke fanning, Tho: ffreeman, the king, John Mazy
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Debtor, Debtor, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Victim, Mentioned, Mentioned