Examination of Richard Grave

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

Date: 1641-10-25
Identifier: 834092r080


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Louth & Monaghan
Deposition Type: Dublin Original
Nature of Deposition: Arson, Robbery, Words
Commissioners: Robert Meredith
Deposition Transcription:

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The Examination of Richard Graue of Drumbote in the Countie of Monaghan yeomen taken the 25th of October 1641. before mee Sir Robert Meredith knight &c & one of his Maiesties Justices of the Peace for the Countie of Dublin
Who saith that on ffrydaie last, the xxijth of this Month a litle before night a sonne of Art oge รด Neale of the ffues, whose name hee knoweth not accompanied with about a hundred of the said Art Oges Tennants, armed with swordes Pitchforkes and some Musketts came to Drumbote aforesaid to the house of William Graue, brother to the said Richard and haueing broken downe the doores & windowes of the said house they rifled itt, and robbed him of all the mony they could finde there and of sundrie other Goodes which they were able to carry awaie and when they had soe done, they came to the house of William Graue the elder ffather vnto this Examinant and haueing broke downe the doores of the said house they robbed him of all his mony Linnen and cloathes and sundrie other Goodes Hee saith alsoe that the same night they broke into & robbed Sir Henrie Spottiswoodes house in the same Towne, and tooke from thence all the mony & Plate which they found there and alsoe diuerse householdgoodes & a faire stone horse/
Hee alsoe saith that about 12 a clock the next daie the same persons came againe to the said Towne, accompanied with two or three hundred more and then

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robbed itt and spoiled itt of all the rest of the Goodes and Chattells which they found. And presentlie after they sett fire vpon all the houses there and burnt the to the Ground
Hee alsoe saith that the Goodes which his ffather himselfe and his brother did loose thereby, were worth ffiue hundred poundes, And that hee verelie beleiueth that the goodes which Sir Henrie Spottiswood lost thereby were worth one thousand poundes att Least; Hee further saith that on ffrydaie aforesaid, while the said Art Oges sonnes was in this Examinants ffathers house hee heard him the said Art oge his sonne, and one Patrick mc Cardow of Drombee who was one of them who were then in his Companie, saie, that this was but the begining: But before they had done they would not leaue one aliue neyther rich nor poore who went to Church And saith alsoe that the said Art Oges sonne and Patrick mc Cardow said there, that by the next night Dublin would bee too hott for any of the English Doggs to liue in.

Rob Meredith

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The Examination of
Richard Graue


Deponent Fullname: Richard Graue
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Yeoman
Deponent County of Residence: Monaghan
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Art oge , Patrick mc Cardow, William Graue, William Graue, Henrie Spottiswoode
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Rebel, Rebel, Victim, Victim, Victim