Deposition of Margarett Buttevant

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

Date: 1642-01-04
Identifier: 835088r147


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Fermanagh
Deposition Type: Dublin Original
Nature of Deposition: Death, Robbery, Stripping
Commissioners: Henry Brereton, Henry Jones, Randall Adams
Deposition Transcription:



Margarett Buttervant the Relict of Jeffrey Buttevant late of Blemish in the parish of Drummully, Barrony of Coole and County of ffermanagh gent deceased (being an English Protestant) Aged fforty Nyne yeares or thereabouts being duely sworne deposeth that her said husband was Robed and lost in leases worth fforty pounds, in cattle worth One hundreth pounds, in hay and Corne worth seaven pounds, in household goods, provition for the house, husbandry geare and other goods worth threescore and tenn pounds, in silver plate and jewills twenty pounds, in ready mony Eight pounds, in all Amounting to two hundreth forty five pounds. By the meanes of Captaine <a> Rory Magwire of hassett towne in the Barrony of Lurge & County aforesaid and other Irish Rebells that did Rise into rebellion with him the three and twentieth day of October last in the afternoone a litle before sunne setting And further deposeth that the said Rebells robed this deponents said husband of all his writeings some of them concerning his right and estate of certaine lands lying within the towneship of Kilbrough in the county of Stafford in England, And further deposeth that her said husband, herselfe & three children were all stript (in the county of Cavan by the Rebells there) of all there Cloathes And that her husband afterwards perished and dyed neare unto the Bull in the said county of Cavan in his jorney towards the Citty. And since shee and her children come to this citty one of them is dead, & the other two in great danger of death, all through the misery they have undergone & was put unto by the said rebells.

Margaret Buttervante marke [mark]

Deposed before vs Jan 4 1641

Hen: Jones
Randall: Adams
Hen: Brereton

She purposeth to go into England

fol. 88v


Margret Buttevant, Com ffermanagh 4 Jan: 1641
Intw Hand


Deponent Fullname: Margarett Buttervant
Deponent Gender: Female
Deponent Occupation: Widow
Deponent County of Residence: Fermanagh
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Jeffrey Buttevant, Rory Magwire
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Victim, Rebel