Deposition of Thomas Chambers

Citation: TCD, 1641 Depositions Project, online transcript January 1970
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Date: 1642-06-02
Identifier: 836042r022


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Armagh
Deposition Type: Dublin Original
Nature of Deposition: Arson, Captivity, Desecration, Multiple Killing, Robbery, Words
Commissioners: [ ] pro[ ] Maxwell, Randall Adams, William Aldrich
Deposition Transcription:

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Thomas Chambers of the towne and Countie of Ardmagh Esquire sworne & examined deposeth and saith That since the begining of the present Rebellion vizt vpon or about the xxvjth of october last Hee this deponent res with his wife & children family then resideing in Ardmagh aforesaid, were surprised by Sir Phelim o Neale Lieutenant <a> generall of the Rebells Brian mc Hugh Buy o Neale of the f fews lately comen out {of} Spaine Lieutenant generall, Turlogh mc Brian ô Neile a Captain of the rebells of Tirroglish in the Cuntrie of Ardmagh gent: Neale oge o Neile late of Treduffie in the same County gentleman Art mc Hughe Buy ô Neale of the ffews aforesaid gent Captain amongst the Rebells & divers other Rebells their souldjers Complicees & in their company to the number of twoe thowsand persons whose names he cannott now expresse in rebellious & hostile manner came to Ardmaghe aforesaid and then & there surprised this deponent and his said wiffe & family & them comanded to stay in his this deponents howse: And then there were articles of agreement made & sealed betwixt the said Sir Phelim ô Neale on the one part & this deponent & the rest of the townsmen there, That he this deponent & the rest of the townsmen shold enioy their howses lands & goodes as formerly they did [ ] And then the said Sir Phelim tould the deponent and the rest That he and the rest did of his Company did take vpp armes by consent of the king & the Maior part of the parliament of Ireland And that hee the said Sir Phelim and his Company neither did nor wold doe any thing without the Consent of the king & said Parliament & that the cawse of their insurreccion was, to prevent those of the Puritant faction in England and Ireland for ryseing against them as they intended to have done within a little tyme after yf they hadd not beene prevented, And sayth that the said Sir Phelim & the rest of the said Rebells confyned and kept him this deponent and his wife & family: & the rest of their townsmen

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soe straitly in their howses That they for feare of their Lives durst not stirr away without a Convoy & Consent of the said Rebells: But continued in that plight vntill about the vjth of [ ] May last 1642 Att which time the whole towne & Church were burned by the Rebells after they had pillaged and killed many of the inhabitants And after this deponent with his wife & some others and such of the Rebells as this deponents servants as the Rebells hadd not formerly killed went away haveing formerly procured the said Sir Phelim o Neiles passe & a Convoy allowed them vntill they came within 2 myles of Dundalke or thereabouts: And further saith that dureing the time of this deponents confynement at Armagh and at the burning of the said towne Hee was deprived expelled dispoyled & lost by the Rebells his goods chattells debts Rents & proffits of lands of the values following vizt In howsehold goods armes & bookes C li. In beasts and Cattle 50 li. In horses geldinges and Mares yong & ould worth 100 li. In Corne xx li. In his howses burned vizt the Abbey of Ardmagh with all the howses belonging therevnto besides his howses at Blackwater to his damage of 500 li. In moneys due by bills & bonds vnto him some by rebells & the rest by others that the Rebellion hath disabled to make satisfaccion amounting to Cxl li. x s. In arreres of rents and duties due from one Thady Crawley of Ardmagh now in rebellion 90 li. In rents of his lands worth per annum CClxx li. All amounting to one thowsand twoe hundreth seventy pownds tenn shillinges ster. And saith that his debtors that are now in rebellion are theis that <b> follow vizt Patrick ô Mallan of Lissall in the County of Tirone gentleman John Woodward of kilmore in the Count y of Armagh yeoman Richard Ansle y of in the K inges County Kinsman to the lo: Mount Norres William kelly of whom Donnell o Hagan of or nere
<270 li. per a
1270 li.-10 s.>

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<c> Monymore in the County of londonderry gentleman Patrick o Donnelley of knock ô Cunny in the County of Armagh gent Shane ffyniun of Ballitradan in the same County yeoman & Patrick mcGill Murr of Armagh aforesaid yeoman And further saith that Michaell dun late of Charlemont aforesaid gent Art oge mc Turlogh mc Henry o Neile of the ffews aforesaid gent Captain Hugh Buy mcDonnell Col of Clancarny in the County of f fermanaghe Ardmagh aforesaid Captain Neile oge o Quin of Lyssan in the countie of Tyrone Capt. Patrick o Mallan of the same, Capt. Patr. o Mallan mc Toute Carragh of Mountioy in the foresaid county. Capt. Turlogh grome o Quin of the same: Capt. Patr. Moder o Donelly of Castle Caufeild of the same. Capt. Cormock o Hagan & capt. Shane o Hagan of Munnymore in the same County Capt. Turlogh o Neyle of in the same Capt Bryan mc Art oge late of Newton in the same. Capt. Fardorragh o Mallon of Grange of the same, Capt Randoll mc Donell neere Dongannon in the same. Capt. Euer o Neyle of Maghera in the same Capt. Phelimy grom o Beyle of Maghera in the same Capt Shane o Neyle of Killaman of the same.

<d> Capt. Rich. mc Haddon of Ardmagh in the county of Ardmagh. Capt Edm. Crawley of the same in the same
Capt. Bryan kelly of Charlemont in the same.
Capt. Toole mc Can late of port of Downe in the same
Capt. Hugh buy o Neyle of Tullogh wonegan in the same
Capt. Bryan o Donelly of the Phues in the same
Capt. Turlogh mc Art oge o Neyle of the same in the same
Capt. Turlogh mc Henry of the same & in the same
Capt shane o N

Deponent Fullname: Thomas Chambers
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Esquire
Deponent County of Residence: Armagh
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Phelim o Neale, Brian mc Hugh Buy o Neale, Turlogh mc Brian , Neale oge o Neile, Art mc Hughe Buy , Patrick , Donnell o Hagan, Patrick o Donnelley, Shane ffyniun, Patrick mcGill Murr, Michaell dun, Art oge mc Turlogh mc Henry o Neile, Hugh Buy mcDonnell, Neile oge o Quin, Patrick o Mallan, Patr. o Mallan mc Toute Carragh, Turlogh grome o Quin, Patr. Moder o Donelly, Cormock o Hagan, Shane o Hagan, Turlogh o Neyle, Bryan mc Art oge, Fardorragh o Mallon, Randoll mc Donell, Euer o Neyle, Phelimy grom o Beyle, Shane o Neyle, Rich. mc Haddon, Edm. Crawley, Bryan kelly, Toole mc Can, Hugh buy o Neyle, Bryan o Donelly, Turlogh mc Art oge o Neyle, Turlogh mc Henry, Bryan Mantagh mc Maghown, Neale Mac Kenarch, Patrick carragh o Cullen, James Maxwell, Henry Acline, Harry Conell, Thady Crawley, Robert Maxwell
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: 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, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Victim, Victim, Victim, Debtor, Mentioned