Deposition of Nehemiah Richardson

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

Date: 1642-04-20
Identifier: 836067r036


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Armagh
Deposition Type: Dublin Original
Nature of Deposition: Assault, Captivity, Multiple Killing, Robbery, Stripping, Words
Commissioners: Henry Brereton, William Aldrich
Deposition Transcription:

fol. 67r

This 19th of Aprill Anno dominj 1642
Nehemiah Richardson of the Parrich and County of Ardmath Tallow Chandlor sworne & examined deposeth and saith that he was Robde by the Rebbles About the 27th of October last: and one of the Rebles whose name was Captin <a> Manose Ô Cane gent did take frome me this deponent in Corne to the valew of fifty pounds sterling: the said Cane liuing vpon A toune la{nd} Called the Grange neare Ardmach:
and on James o danly Robde me the deponent of 24 head of Cattell yeoung {and} old to the vallew of forty foure pounds serling: the said dan{ly} liuinge vpon the Toune land of killmore in the parrich and County of Ardmach: and ffurther I this deponent had Taken from him me by one Art o neall of mullah more in the parrich of loughgall and County of Ardmath beinge one Phillimy o nealles Capt{ins} and his Company and some of sir Phillimy onealles own Company of tropers which Cam e from the Garrison of Charlimount forceibly Toke ffrom me him this deponent in butter and Tallow and Housald goods and in horses and Maires to the vallew of on hundred fifty on pounds 16 s. 8 d. and those Rebelles did by violence pute of the Clothes of my the deponents wife and seruant{s} and left them naked and my him self did wound & beate with swords and skeanes that I he was not Able to lift my his ha{nd} ho to my his head for many dayes affer: and affere toke {me him?} and keepte himee prisoner in the Church of loghgall wi{th} on hundred more Englich men which they drounded at porterd{owne} within 3 or 4 dayes affer: and mee they preserued him this depon{ent} to worke f{or} them on my his trad but I he fled from them in the night A bout sixteene miles from them in to the mountain{es} neare Dondalke wheere I he was stript from the Croune of the hea{d} to the sole of the foote by Rebeles that liued in the mountai{ns} and two of his my brothers killed by them and my him selfe b{eaten} and Cut with A skaine & affer I he Escaped to Ardee wheare I he was put in prison and beatten by the souldars and Cald Englich dogg and thrattned to bee hanged: and from thence Escaped to dublin vpon my on his bare feete and all most stark nake{d} only hauing A peece of A sacke and some other poore Rages to C{over} my his naked nes: and my his ffeete were soe Cut with the ffros{t} and Ise that I he lay A fortnight affer I he Came to Toun befor he was Able to stu[nd]
lost in Corne ---------------------------050 li.-00-00
lost in Cattell --------------------------044 -00-00
lost in horses and Maires ------------021-16-08
lost in butter & Tallow & house
old stufe -------------------------------130-00-00
in depts by the Rebbles -------------110-00-00
355 { }
lost in all ------------------------------355 li.-16 s.-8 d.
Nehemiah Richardson
<Jur 20o Apr 1642 William Aldrich
Hen: Bre{reton }>

fol. 67v


Deponent Fullname: Nehemiah Richardson
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Chandler
Deponent County of Residence: Armagh
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Manose ԠCane, James o danly, Phillimy onealle
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Rebel, Rebel, Rebel