Deposition of Mabelle Byrne

Collection: Bysse Depositions

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

Date: 1643-05-16
Identifier: 831209r150


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Leitrim, Sligo & Mayo
Deposition Type: Bysse
Nature of Deposition: Multiple Killing, Robbery, Lost By Debts
Commissioners: Philip Bisse, Thomas Elwell
Deposition Transcription:

fol. 209r

Mabelle Mabl e Byrne late of Castle=barr in the barony of Carrath and within the Countie of Mayoe spynster (an Irish protestant duely examined and sworne before v s by vertue of his Maiesties Co mission to vs and other s directed (beare ing date &c . ) concern e ing the los ses robberies & spoiles since this rebellion comitted vpon the brittish and protestants within the Province of Munster &c. deposeth and saith. That about the later end of December 1641 last and since the begining of this present rebellion in Ireland shee lost was robbed and forceably dispoiled of her goods and Chattles to the seuerall values followeing v i zt worth 220 li. 13 s.
Of c owes he i ffers yong Cattle and horses to the value of one hundred pounds . Of houshold stuffe to the value of ten pounds Of debts amounting to the sume of foure score one hundred and eleven & ten pounds thirteene shillinges due from Sir Henry Bingham K night and others. And although she acc ounted the same good e debts before the begining of this present rebellion ye e tt in regard the said Sir Henry is vtterly dissenabled by meanes of the said rebellion and the rest of his creditors nowe in open and actuall rebelli on therefore this deponent is not likly to gett any satisfaction from them. Of wear e ing apparell she saith that she lost the woorth of Twenty pounds . The totall of this exa mina ts losses amounts to Two hundred & Twenty pounds thirteene shillinges . The deponent being further examined deposeth And saith That aboute the time aboue mencioned Edmond Vaghery Jordane of Gallon in the said County gentleman forceably carryed away parte of this examinats said Cattle, & another parte then & there were forceably driuen & taken away by John Duff Castelloe (a capteine of the enemy in those partes) This deponent further declareth That And aboute the same time, Mr Barnet minister of the Owles in the said County, mr

fol. 209v

Curbet and mr Bucanan clerkes together with the number of fiftie other men women & children (or therabouts) were cruelly murthered at the bridge of Shrowle vpon the confines of the County of Galway, as they purposed to come to the forte of Galway, and that by the hands & meanes of Edmond Bourk liueing hard by Shrowle aforesaid gentleman, whoe then & there was a capteine of a foote company at or neere the said bridge. & further she deposeth not
Mable [mark] Byrnes marke
Jurat coram nobis
vlt imo
[ ] May die Auguste 1643 1642
Jurat coram nobis
8 16 die May 1643
Phil: Bisse
Thomas Ellwell

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fol. 210v


Mable Byrnes deposition


Deponent Fullname: Mabel Byrne
Deponent Gender: Female
Deponent Occupation: Spinster
Deponent County of Residence: Mayo
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Henry Bingham, Edmond Vaghery Jordane, by John duff Castelloe, Edmond Bourk, Mr Barnet, Mr Curbet, Mr Bucanan
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Debtor, Rebel, Rebel, Denounced, Victim, Victim, Victim