Deposition of John Welsh

Collection: Bysse Depositions

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

Date: 1643-05-31
Identifier: 829350r229


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Clare & Limerick
Deposition Type: Bysse
Commissioners: James Wallis, Thomas Elwell
Deposition Transcription:

fol. 350r

John Welsh late of the Towne and parish of Kilmallock in the barony of and within the County of lymericke gen duely examined and sworne before vs vpon oath by vertue of his Maiesties Comission vnder the broade seale of this kingdome to vs and others directed (beareing date the 5th day of March in the 17th yeere of his Maiesties raigne that nowe is) concerneing the losses robberies and spoiles since this rebellion comitted vpon the Brittish and protestants in the Province of Munster &c as alsoe diuers other particulars to be e nquired after by vertue of the said Comission tending to the discouery of this present rebellion in Ireland deposeth and saith
That hee this examinat serueing the late lord President of Munster Sir William St leiger Knight deceased some two one yeeres & a half or therabouts before this rebellion Hee aboute the 15th of devember 1641 procured his lordshippes passe to parte from his lordshippes seruice for his future preferment which was by his lordshippes permission to be Lieutenant of Sir William Powers foote company then newely raised by his lordshipps allowance, but soone after and especially aboute Easter 1642 this examinat haueing had some conference with Dauid Power (heire apparant to the said William Power) and Andrewe Shenan of Kilbolane in the County of Corke gentleman the the said Dauid and Andrewe then and there tould this examinat that the lord of Muskry; the lord of Mountgarrett and others <A> then in armes in this province, were intended to fight for his Maiestie and therefore ha d a Comission vnder the Kinges [ ] broade seale [ ] and therevpon misguided and seduced this examinat to adhere and Joine with them (though he did much abh{ } minate the same) and perswaded this deponent to march with his company <hand> to Richardstowne neere Corke, where the lord of Muskry then encamped himselfe with his forces consisting of three or foure thousand men, & then and at other times this examinant obserued among the enemy these particulars followeing, that is to say That at the tim{e} aboue mencioned he sawe the vndernamed persons then in armes ayding assisting and Comanding diuers Companyes of horse & foote n{ame}ly Garrett Barry titulary generall of Munster, Charles Hennesy mair generall of the same, mac donnogh of duhally in the said Coun{ty} Esquire, donnogh ô Callaghane of Clonmyne in the said Count Esqui{re} alias o Keeffe of Dromtarris in the said County gen, Da{uid} Power aforesaid gen, Cornelius Cronyne of Blacin in the County gen Christop{her o} Bryen of Inshiquin in the said County of Clare gentleman and diuers o{thers}

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wh whose names this deponent doth not remember This examinat further informeth that about St Peeters day last, being the 29th day of June last he sawe and obserued at Newtowne in the County Corke diuers gentlemen and freehoulders of this province in open action of rebellion with collors displayed opposeing his Maiesties forces Comanded by the lord of Inshiquin to wit Richard Butler Collonell <B> (second son to the lord of Ikerin) Charles Hennesy aforesaid, Cornelius Cronyne aforesaid, Capteine Edmond ffennell, Baron of Armaly in the County of Tipperary Esquire, James Butler of Grallagh in the said County gentleman, Dauid Power aforesaid, O keeffe aforesaid James Browne of Rosse in the County in the County of Kiery gen, & Capteine James Barrett Aboute the second of 7ber this examinat was present at Liscarrull in the County of Corke, where he sawe an army of fiue thousand men horse and foote or therabouts comanded by diuers gentleman and freehoulders of this province whoe with collors flyeing in a hostill & warlike maner assaulted his Maiesties army then in the feeld namely Garrett Barry afore named, Patricke Purcell of Croe lieutenant <hand> generall of Munster aforesaid, Charles Hennesy aforesaid, the lord Muskry, the lord Roch, the lord of Ikerine, the lord of Castleconnell the lord of Dunboyne Theobald Purcell alias Baron Loghma <C D> Collonell Richard Butler aboue mencioned Cornelius Cronyne Phillipp o dwire of in the County of Tipperary gen Capteine Edmond ffennell aforesaid ffrances Morres of of Burres in the County of Tipperary gen, Donogh ô Callaghane of Clonmeene aforesaid Esquire O Keefe aforesaid, Edmond fitz Thom: fitz Gerrald of Clenlis in the County of lymericke gen Oliuer Stevenson of Dunmoylin Esquire Edy Lacy of Brury in the said County gen Patricke Purcell of Ballinecarrigg in the said County gen Pierce Welsh of Abbyowny in the said County gen, Garrat fitz Patricke Morris fitz Edmond fitz Gerrald of Castlelishin in the County of Corke aforesaid gen Symon Dominicke ffanning late maior of lymericke & diuers others whose names this examinant doth not remember This deponent being further examined saith That aboute 18th of march last this examinat was present at Rosse in the County of Wexford & then

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And there he tooke speciall notice of diuers Peeres gen and freehoulders of this kingdome which this examinat then <D> sawe at Rosse aforesaid in armes vseing diuers acts of hostility & especially opposeing his Maiesties army in the field then comanded by the Marques of Ormond leif that is to say Generall Preston, lieutenant generall Cullen, the lord of Mountgarret (his son and heire Edmond Butler) John Butler brother to the said Mountgarrett, the lord of Ikerine Collonell Richard Butler his son, the lord of Castleconnell, the lord of Castlehaven, Capteine Dauis, the lord of Gormanstowne, James Butler of Grallagh aforesaid, Thomas Butler of Bansagh in the said County of Tipperary gen, Patricke Purcell of Croe aforesaid, Donnogh mc Nemara of Castleconell gen, William Butler of the same gen, Teig Roe o Bryen Sir Donnell o Bryens sonn, Capteine Syda mc Nemara Capteine John Grady of ffossagh in the said County of Clare gen Rory mc Sihy of Ballyellinane in the County of lymericke gen, Morris oge Harberte of Rathkeale in the said County gen, Capteine Edmond ffennell Tibbott Butler of or neere loghlin bridge in the County of Catherlagh gentleman & diuers others whose names he doth not remember
John [mark] Welshes marke
Jurat coram nobis
vltimo May 1643
Jam Wallis
Thomas Ellwell

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The examination of
John Welsh
Lo: Muskery


Deponent Fullname: John Welsh
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Gentleman
Deponent County of Residence: Limerick
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: William St leiger, William Power, the Kinge, Marques of Ormond, Dauid Power, Andrewe Shenan, lord of Muskry, lord of Mountgarrett, Garrett Barry, Charles Hennesy, * mac donnogh, donnogh , Cornelius Cronyne, Christop{her o} Bryen, Richard Butler, lord of Ikerin, Edmond ffennell, Baron of Armaly, James Butler, James Browne, James Barrett, Patricke Purcell, lord of Castleconnell, Theobald Purcell, Phillipp o dwire, ffrances Morres, Edmond fitz Thom: fitz Gerrald, Oliuer Stevenson, Edy Lacy, Patricke Purcell, Pierce Welsh, Garrat fitz Patricke, Morris fitz Edmond fitz Gerrald, Dominicke ffanning, Generall Preston, lieutenant generall Cullen, Edmond Butler, John Butler, lord of Castlehaven, Capteine Dauis, lord of Gormanstowne, Thomas Butler, Donnogh mc Nemara, William Butler, Teig Roe o Bryen, Donnell o Bryen, Syda mc Nemara, John Grady, Morris oge Harberte, Tibbott Butler, Rory mc Sihy, lord of Inshiquin
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Mentioned