Deposition of Henry Spotswood

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

Date: 1642-01-15
Identifier: 834141r116


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Louth & Monaghan
Deposition Type: Dublin Original
Nature of Deposition: Assault, Captivity, Robbery, Stripping, Words
Commissioners: Randall Adams, Roger Puttock
Deposition Transcription:

fol. 141r


Sir Henry Spotswood Late of Drumboate in the County of Monaghan knighte sworne & examined saith
That on ffryday the about 6 or 7 a clock in the night of the xxijth of october Last past, he this deponent was robbed strippd and dispoiled of all the goodes chattells ready mony and other goodes that ever he had in the seuerall Counties of Monaghan and Armaghe, And quickly after he was alsoe robbed stripped and dispoyled of all the goods and chattles that he hadd within the Counties of ffermanagh, and Tyrone by the Rebells now <a> vpp in armes in those Counties: vizt by Tirlogh o Neale of lang=Rosse in the barony of [ ] Glastrum in the County of Monoghan Armagh Esquire Sir Phelim o Neale Knight of Kinnard in the Countie of Armaghe knighte Coll mc Brien mcMaghan of the Barony of Dunemain e in the County of Monoghan Esquire, and Rory Mc Guire the lord Mc Guires brother, and divers other Rebells vnder their comand, whose names this deponent knows not Which said goods concisting of corne cattle, howseholdstuffe ready money in his interest of leases and debts doe amount in all to the some five thowsand five hundreth and fowrscore pounds ster. or thereabouts And this deponent further saith that they th e said Rebells about the same ty me did most cruelly & bar b arouslie murther one that the said Rebells did greivously wound Patrick รด Donnelle this deponents servant, And tooke & yet hold detaine as putt in prisoners Jane this deponent daughters and three of his servants by name John Morris Richard Lee and Anne Leighe whoe still as he conceiveth remaine in prison with the said Coll mc Maghan in Carrickmccrosse, besides the same Rebells keepe in prison restraint one Mr Robert Boyle Clerk and his wife, one Mr Magill another minister Mr James Mongomery another minister & one Raph Seacome gent: And this deponent hath not only suffered the losses owtrages & wrongs aforesaid, but many more in other places whereof as yet he can give noe particuler nor estimate, And further saith: he hath credibly heard that the the Rebells aforesaid or some of them did often wish that they had in Custody this deponents person, that they might cutt him in peeces or words to that effect & I am this deponent is certainly informed that the sonn of Robert whitehead Esquire deceased {named Roger} whithead is {in Rebellion & was at the taking of terp [ ] Mack brien Mac [ ] Dundalke}

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of the towne of Dundalk in the County of Lowth

Hen: Spotswoode
Jur 15o Jan. 1641
Roger Putticke
Randall: Adams:

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Sir Henry Spotswoodd Knight
Com Monoghan Jur 15o Jan:
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Deponent Fullname: Henry Spotswood
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Knight
Deponent County of Residence: Monaghan
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Tirlogh o Neale, Phelim o Neale, Coll mc Brien mcMaghan, Rory Mc Guire, lord Mc Guires, Patrick , Jane *, John Morris, Richard Lee, Anne Leighe, Coll mc Maghan, Robert Boyle, Mr Magill, James Mongomery, Raph Seacome, Robert whitehead, Robert whitehead
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Mentioned, Rebel