Deposition of Grace Lovett

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

Date: 1642-01-05
Identifier: 835133r182


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Fermanagh
Deposition Type: Dublin Original
Nature of Deposition: Killing, Robbery, Stripping, Words
Commissioners: Henry Brereton, Henry Jones
Deposition Transcription:



Grace Lovett wife to ffrancis Lovett of Ballewhillan in the parish of Drummully Barrony of Clankelly & w County of ffermanagh the late Relict of John Presley of Ballewhillan aforesaid deceased of thage of fforty nyne yeares or thereabouts being duely sworne deposeth that she was Robed & Lost of her owne Estate one lease of the tate and quarter of a tate of land caled Ballewhillan bequeathed unto her by the last will and testament of her said late husband John Presley being parte and parcel of the proportion of Mannor Heygate for & dureing her life nature all worth thirteene pounds sixteene pounds per Annum vltra repris in Cattle worth thirty six pounds in Corne worth ffortye pounds, in household goods & provition worth sixteene pounds In all or Amounting to the sume {of} ffowerscore and twelve pounds, besides the said lease being of the yearely vallue aforesaid: By the meanes of Patrick McCollo McDonnell of the Colledg lands in the said Barrony of Clankelly & County aforesaid gent Edmond McDonell of the same gent: with diverse other Irish Rebells to the number of One hundreth or thereabouts with them assembled together in Armes the five & twentieth day of October last past or thereabouts, about seaven of the Clock in the Morneing, And further deposeth that her said late husband by his said last will and testament: bequeathed the rents and profitts of one tate of land caled Kilmore (being parte and parcell of the said Mannor of Mannor Heygate of the yearely rent of Nyne pounds tenn shilings besides the rent dewe there to the lord of the said Mannor, vnto Grace Presly this deponents daughter for ffower yeares unto Suzan Presly another of this deponents daughters, for ffower yeares after the end of the said first ffower yeares unto Suzan Anne Presely another of this deponents daughters for fower yeares after thexpiracion of the said Eight yeares, And afterwards bequeathed the said tate of land after the expiration of the said twelue yeares unto James Presly this deponents yonger sonne, And further by his



will bequeathed the tate of land caled Cawnelebulke unto this deponents said daughters, Grace Suzan, & Anne to be Equally devided amongst them if it shold please god to take away Symon Presly another of this deponents sonnes out of this world world without issue of his body lawfully begotten, As alsoe the said tate and quarter of a tate of land called Ballewhillan vnto the said James after the decease of this deponent and her said sonne Symon if he dyed without issue And as this deponent hath heard her said sonne Symon is Murthered and slaine by somme of the Rebells in the North, Att or neare Blessingborne in the County of Tyrone: The said severall parcells of lande being parte and parcell of the said proportion of Mannor Heygate being houlden in lease for thirty fower yeares or thereabouts from the feast day of All Saints feast day of [ ] last att & vnder the Annuall or yearely rent of three pounds tenn pence And further deposeth that ,to the end of the examination> the said Patrick McCollo McDonell Edmund McDonell & the rest of there Company the said five & twentieth day of October last Entered upon the said severall parcells of land & outed this deponent: and her said Children, As alsoe tooke away the lease writeings, will & escripts that this deponent had that concerned the Estate of the said severall parcells of land, And further deposeth that shee heard one of the Company of Captaine Rory Magwire (who as this deponent heard was a ffryer) say that it was well that this deponent was comen into there company to save her life, for if she should goe for Dublin it wold be as badd And if she went for England it wold be worse (for said hee) wee have the kings broad seale for what we doe And for the reason of our Riseing it is because the Puritans prefered a petition against us & not lett vs Enioy our Religion quietly, for wee stand for our lives And if wee shold not have done this wee had all lost our lives vpon one day, or words to that effect And further this deponent

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deposeth that she this deponent her husband & ffower Children were all stript naked by the said Rebells belongeing to the said Captaine Rory the said five & twentieth day of October last att Newtowne alias Castlecoole.

Grace Lovetts marke [mark]

Deposed before vs Jan: 5 1641
Hen: Jones
Hen: Brereton

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Comm. Cavan
Grace Lovett
Jan: 5 1641

Com Fermanagh
Hand 1

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Deponent Fullname: Grace Lovett
Deponent Gender: Female
Deponent Occupation: Wife
Deponent County of Residence: Fermanagh
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: ffrancis Lovett, John Presley, Suzan Presly, Anne Presely, James Presly, Patrick McCollo McDonnell, Edmond McDonell, Rory Magwire, Symon Presly
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Victim