Deposition of Dorothy Ward

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

Date: 1642-01-18
Identifier: 834146r119


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Louth & Monaghan
Deposition Type: Dublin Original
Nature of Deposition: Assault, Death, Robbery, Stripping, Words
Commissioners: Henry Brereton, Roger Puttock
Deposition Transcription:

fol. 146r


Dorothy Ward the wife of ffrancis Ward of the Parish of Ellistafery neere the Drumme in the Countie of Monaghan blackSmith nowe a soldier in Tredagh swor duely sworne saith That at within the Parish aforesaid on or a vpon of about 3 moneths agoe shee this deponent and her said husband were by the Irish Rebells robbed and dispoyled of theire goods Cattle housholdstuffe & money to the values hereafter mencioned vizt. Of the third part of a Tate of land called Agharey into the wherein they had 61. yeares tyme to come worth at least 100 li. 30 li. In housholdstuffe & goods & apparrell to the value of 25 li. his tooles worth 5 li. [ ] In Corne & hay to the value of 15 li. at least the increase of this one yeare in theire garden worth 5 li. at least 2 Mares and a 2 Colts wer & a foale worth 12 li. sixteene milch Cows and a bull worth: 32 li. sixteene sheepe worth about 40 s. tenne yearelings worth 8 li., a hogge worth 20 s. in debts 20 li. besids 4 li. in ready money. All amounting to the summe of Corne vpon the ground worth at least 40 s. in butter and Cheese 4 li. in all amountinge to the summe of 168 li. or thereabouts All which losses this deponent and her husband susteyned by or by the meanes <a> of Rosse Oge of the same Parish gent; & [ ] & sh ane doge donnahoe of the same Parish a popish Preist whoe after the Rebels had stripped this deponent and her husband & Children – starke naked tooke this deponents husband and her father by the hayre of theire head and pulled them out of their house & pricked the deponents husb: with a sword threatninge to cutt of theire heads or hange them if they would not deliuer theire money. Alsoe Rory Oge of gent: Owen O Quyn gentleman Bryan mc Mahowne gentleman: Cahir mc Phillip gentleman all this deponents neighbours of the same Parish besides a great number of Rebells which this deponent cannot call to my remember and 2 of this deponents Children are nowe starved to death by meanes of this Crewelty
the marke of

The mark of Dorothy [mark] ward
Jur: 18. Jan: 1641.
Roger Puttocke
Hen: Brereton

fol. 146v


Dorothy ward Com
Jur: 18. Jan: 1641
2 Children starved to death by
occasion of this Crewelty
Cert fact


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Deponent Fullname: Dorothy Ward
Deponent Gender: Female
Deponent Occupation: Wife
Deponent County of Residence: Monaghan
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: ffrancis Ward, Rosse Oge, Rory Oge, Owen O Quyn, Bryan mc Mahowne, Cahir mc Phillip
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Mentioned, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel