Deposition of Robert French

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

Date: 1642-03-12
Identifier: 835109r166


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Fermanagh
Deposition Type: Dublin Original
Nature of Deposition: Desecration, Multiple Killing, Robbery, Stripping
Commissioners: Randall Adams, William Hitchcock
Deposition Transcription:

fol. 109r


Robert ffrench late of Newtowne in the parish of Drummully Baronie of Coole and Countie of ffermanagh merchant duly sworne and examined Deposeth That about the foure & twentieth day of October last past hee was robbed dispoiled & expelled of and from his goods and chattles at Newtowne aforesaid to the values following vizt in ready money twentie and fower pounds in plate, fiftie shillings of barrell Barley worth fiftie pounds and two shillings pounds of one house which the Rebells burnt of the deponents to his losse of Thirtie pounds of Cattle worth twentie pounds, of a horse, a mare and a Colt worth eight pounds ster, of one hogg one sow and other swine worth fortie shillings, of six barrels of mault worth eight pounds of hay worth ffortie pounds ffifftie shillings, of tallow and candles household stuffe and wearing apparrell worth eight pounds, of firing and other househould provision worth five poundes of debts due to him, which hee never expecteth to receive, in all amounting to the value of two hundred and seaven pounds and nyne shillings, All which <A> damage the Deponent hath sustained by the meanes of Capten Rory <a> Magwire & other rebells of his Companie to a great nomber whose names the Deponent knoweth not, and also were accompanyed with one Capten Nugent who marryed the Lord Magwires mother, and Capten Nettervill sonn to a Justice of Peace in the County of ffermanagh and there and one Lewtennant Grymes Late Muster Maister in those partes and one Arthure Grimes his kinsman and also about 15 or 16 Scotts [ & the said Magwyre & Neugent who came to the Church at Newtowne and there tore & rent the Bible & threw the Leaves of it about, and at the same time they putt to death there, one John Maynes George Dixon Stephen Rickson Christopher Bowser Richard Lewis Thomas Bulman & the said Bowsers sonn & daughter & one Christopher Coates & three or foure more English Protestants whose names the Deponent cannot certainly relate, ] And also the said rebells stripped [ ] this deponent & his wife naked, and in the waie towards Dublin, after the Deponent & his wife were againe supplyed with cloathes they were afterwardes againe stript & came to Dublin naked

Jur 12 Martii 1641Robert ffrench
Randall Adams
William Hitchcocke

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fol. 110r


Tho: Leason Cert Dublin
John Crooke Dublin

fol. 110v


Robert French
Int w
12° March 1641
Cert f

21 91 77

Deponent Fullname: Robert ffrench
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Merchant
Deponent County of Residence: Fermanagh
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Rory Magwire, Capten Nugent, Capten Nettervill, Lewtennant Grymes, Arthure Grimes, John Maynes, George Dixon, Stephen Rickson, Christopher Bowser, Richard Lewis, Thomas Bulman, Christopher Coates, Tho: Leason, John Crooke
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Victim, Mentioned, Mentioned