Deposition of James Grear

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

Date: 1642-04-06
Identifier: 834158r126


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Louth & Monaghan
Deposition Type: Dublin Original
Nature of Deposition: Multiple Killing, Robbery, Stripping, Words
Commissioners: John Sterne, Randall Adams
Deposition Transcription:

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[Copy at fols 58v-59v]


James Grear of Tollelampell in the County of Monoghan yeoman sworne & examined deposeth and sayth That not long after the begining of the presente Rebellion that is to say about the 10th day of November 1641 Hee this deponent and Isabell Grear his husband his mother at Tollelampell aforesaid were forceibly deprived Robbed and dispojled of their goodes chattells & meanes of the value & to their losse of three ffowre hundreth nyntie and < 420 li. ster a > five
[ ] twentie Powndes ster By and by the meanes of the Rebells Rory oge mc Patrick mc Maghan of the Barrony of Dartry gentleman & Rory oge mc Rosse mc Maghan of the same Barrony gent Redmond mc Maghan of the same gent Rosse mc Maghan of the same gent Conn oge mc Maghan of the same gent Owen mc Conn mc Maghan his brother & Toole Boy mc Conn mc Maghan another brother gent Ardell mc Euer mc Maghan all of the Barrony aforesaid gent Conn Re mc Maghan whoe seised on & entered this deponents howse & grounds) Rosse mc Conn mc Maghan Henry Dalton late Bailiff to Sir Robert fford knighte all of the said barrony yeomen Turlogh ô Conneley Patrick mc Phillip Brian Owen mc Phillip Cahir ô Rely Patrick ô Connelly Brian ô Gowen ffarrell Brady this deponentes late servant Rory mc Cloghy: Owin mc Cally Patrick mc Cally thelder Patrick mc Cally the yonger Art mc Ma ghan & Edmund Bourk all of the Barrony of Dartrie aforesaid yeomen with divers others whose names he cannott now call to mynd And further saith that about the xxvijth of November 1641 The Rebells at Clownis made an outcry or proclamacion that all the Brittish whatsoevr should come together at to the high Crosse att Clownis within twoe howres they next after vpon paine of death: wherevpon all the brittish men women and Children that could here of it comeing thither The
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The Rebells then and there robbed & stripped them of all their apparell and of what els they hadd and turned them out naked Their popish sayd preistes then saying that the lawe was soe in their handes That [ ] they might putt all those to death that would not bee of their Religion: And about that tyme the Rebells at Clownis murthered one James Netterfeild Proctor to the minister of Clownis: whoe although he was mortally stabbed and cutt in divers partes of his body yett he did and that his intrayles were lett out and layd above a yard from him: yet he bled not att all vntill they lifted him vpp and carried him away: [ ] Att which this deponent (being an eywitnesse thereof) did much wonder: And saith that the Rebells had first drawne the said Netterfeild to goe to Masse with them yet not withstanding vsed him soe barbarously as aforesaid. And the Rebells within the Barrony of Dartry hanged one James a Scottishman that was turned to masse: & after hanged his wiffe (as they the Rebells themselues confessed) whoe left a yong child behynd them not above 2 yeres ould: And the Rebells alsoe <A> by the Comand of Donogh ô Bane Maguire vncle to the Lord Maguire (more Cruell then any other Rebell ) there) hanged 16 Protestantes at the Church style att Clownis: & after threw them into the hole of a lyme kill: And the Rebells nere vnto Clownis drowned 17 women and Children Protestants in a turfe hole & 9 more were drowned at Clankee in the County of Cavan And they killed 3 Scottish protestantes as they were goeing towards Eniskilling to save their lives: And the Rebells at Belturbett drowned in the River there 48 Protestantes of men women and children all which they threw from off the bridg of Belturbett aforesaid: And the Rebells often sayd That the English and or Scottish shold have noe more goverment nor liveing in Ireland

signum Jacobi Grear [mark]
Jur 6o Apr 1642
Randall Adams
John Sterne
To the right honorale the Lordes Justices & Councill

Deponent Fullname: James Grear
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Yeoman
Deponent County of Residence: Monaghan
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Isabell Grear, Rory oge mc Patrick mc Maghan, Rory oge mc Rosse mc Maghan, Redmond mc Maghan, Rosse mc Maghan, Conn oge mc Maghan, Owen mc Conn mc Maghan, Toole Boy mc Conn mc Maghan, Ardell mc Euer mc Maghan, Conn Re mc Maghan, Rosse mc Conn mc Maghan, Henry Dalton, Turlogh , Patrick mc Phillip, Brian *, Owen mc Phillip, Cahir , Patrick , Brian , ffarrell Brady, Rory mc Cloghy, Owin mc Cally, Patrick mc Cally, Patrick mc Cally, Art mc Maghan, Edmund Bourk, James Netterfeild, James *, Donogh Maguire, Robert fford
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Victim, 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, Victim, Victim, Rebel, Mentioned