Deposition of Mary Ward

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

Date: 1642-04-02
Identifier: 834176r141


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Louth & Monaghan
Deposition Type: Dublin Original
Nature of Deposition: Killing, Robbery
Commissioners: Henry Brereton, Henry Jones
Deposition Transcription:

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[Copy at

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Mary Ward late wife of Bartholomew Ward of Ahareeagh in the parish of Galoone in the County of Monahon an English protestant duly sworne and examined deposeth and sayth <a> That upon Sunday morning being the 24th day of October last Rory oge mc Mahon gent, Henry Dalton gent Brian o Donoghan, bastard sonne to John O Donoghan the popish priest for the parish abovesaid Cahire mc Phillip her next neighbour & Farall o Brady all of the County of Monahan and her neare neighbours with about an hundred persons young and ould in their company came to the house of this deponent at Ahareeagh abovesaid and forceably and rebelliously tooke away household goods and househould provision and weareing apparrell worth 39 li. and weavers loomes and Instruments worth 6 li. and forceably turned this deponent her husband and children out of their house and dispossessed them of corne and hay in Haggard worth 26 li. This deponent further sayth that Owen mc Quin of __ __ ___ in the said County the same 24th day of October last violently tooke off the land of Ahareeagh aforesaid of her husbands Cattle worthe 631 li. This deponent further sayth that her said husband had an estate from Thomas Fleming of Cabbroh Esquire Father in law to the Lord Mc Guire in the Tate or parcell of Land called Ahareeah abovesaid for 49 yeares yet to come at the yearly rent of 12 li. per Annum from which by the aforesaid Rebells against our soveraigne Lord the king her said Husband was expelled and her said husbands estate therein by reason of his buildings fenceing and improvements being then worth 60 li. And This deponents further sayth that her said Husband was by the said Rebells expelled from Corne in the ground worth 12 li. and hath Lost in debts due from English men whoe are robbed and dispoyled by this rebellion and disinabled to make any satisfaction 68 li. Soe that her said husband and now this deponent hath lost in all by the said Rebellion 274 li. She further deposeth that her said Husband was being employed in that late unfortunat service to Droghedah, And that was as she is credibly informed, he was their murthered and slaine by the rebels Etc:

Mary [mark] Ward
her marke
Jurat Apr 2o 1642
Hen: Brereton
Hen: Jones

<County of Monahan
Mary Ward>

631[ ]
.00.0268 li. : 0 s. 0 d.
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38 Com Monaghan
Mary Ward
Jurat Apr: 2o 1642
Cert fact
Intw Hand
Cert from the 2d to the
9th of Aprill

Deponent Fullname: Mary Ward
Deponent Gender: Female
Deponent Occupation: Wife
Deponent County of Residence: Monaghan
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Bartholomew Ward, Rory oge mc Mahon, Henry Dalton, Brian o Donoghan, Cahire mc Phillip, Farall o Brady, Owen mc Quin, Lord Mc Guire, Thomas Fleming, John O Donoghan
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Victim, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Mentioned, Mentioned