Deposition of John Kairnes

Citation: TCD, 1641 Depositions Project, online transcript January 1970
[] accessed Monday 25th of September 2017 10:38 AM

Dublin Core

Date: 1642-04-14
Identifier: 839033r024


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Derry, Donegal & Tyrone
Deposition Type: Dublin Original
Nature of Deposition: Robbery, Lost In Debts
Commissioners: Henry Brereton, William Hitchcock
Deposition Transcription:

fol. 33

That John kairnes of personstoun in the barrony of Clogher and County of Tyron a Scottishman and a protestant, Aged 45 yeers or theerabouts, being duely sworne deposeth
<a> That he was Robbed and had stoolen from him by Shane oge o Neell Bryen mcShane oge o Neell Torlogh grome mccawell and many others Rebells since the Rebellion began vizt about the 29th of october 1641 as The true note of his goods and Chattells & expelled & deprived from his lands followeth viz the proffitts of his lands following
of oxen sixe scoor and tuelue
and other young Cattells worth ---------------------------------160 li.
of Cows & Calpaghes 24 ----------------------------------------030
of horses meares & Coltes 20----------------------------------- 40
of househould goods [ ] & furniture
of it & plate & Cloathes wort -----------------------------------200
of hydes & Tanned leather & barks
& his tanhouse worth-------------------------------------------- 90
of Rent of Lands per annum that
is wasted & distroyed & kept by the
Rebells worth aboue --------------------------------------------- [ ] 90 li.
besydes his duelling house of personstoun
being a faire stone house well [bvilded]
new over with shingles, and about
3 other stone houses of xiiij Couples &
other faire english houses of timber
to his loose abou all burned & distroyed
with the Rebells to his loose aboue ---------------------------250
of debts that he hath lost viz
on Robert Bath of Cookstreet ---------------------------------- 70
off debt on Iwane mcswyne of Roy in
the County of Dunegale esqr now in
Rebellion ---------------------------------------------------------- 10
<& the loose of my Cornes worth 200 li>
on [vinphrad?] polter that was killed &
robbed by the Rebells -------------------------------------------- 4
on Capt Torlogh o Neell a Rebell ------------------------------ 5 li.
on Donnoghy mcswyne of fauat esqr-------------------------- 2-10
on John Stewart of Ballilaien esqr ------------------------------ 10 li.
and in other small debts on severall persons
lost aboue ---------------------------------------------------------- 50
And off sheep worth --------------------------------------------- 20 li.
1222 10 s.

fol. 33v

The said John Kairnes further deposeth that about a short tyme before the said Irish Rebellion, he bought 1500 acr of Land from Richard Coop of blittoch esqr and from his sonne Nicholas elcok which Lands ar Lyeing in the said Barrony of Clogher & County of Tyron for which he payed in ready gould & mony 1230 li., All which Land is by the said Rebells Robbed wasted & by them Retayned the Land is Called the manor of Kilfadie <b> which was worth per annum 160 li. per annum one yeares profitt whereof <he hath already lost, and in danger to loose the future profitts thereof worth 160 li. per an n um as afore{said} vntill a peace be setled> The said John further lost 4 tounes of ffrehould in the said barrony of Clogher viz Clawmoor & Clonneblaagh in the manor of personstoun and the 2 tounes & [seshagh] of land Called Tulligluss and Clonroyess & sess of Syane that weer worth per annum 30 li.
The said John Kairnes hath further lost the benefit of his office as Clerk of the peace in the County of Dunegall, and his place of feodary of the Countyes of Antrim, and Dunegall which weer better worth then 30 li. per annum
He further deposeth that he knoweth ther ar still in open Rebellion of the Rebells that he did knowe that persued him & robbed him and severall of his majesties good subiects in the barrony of Clogher, these persons that he knoweth
<b> Torlogh grome mccawell of altnerne gen
& his sonnes donnell mccawell & Bryen mccawell
and alsoe Donnogh bane mcquire neer to blessingbane esqr
Bryen oNeell gent Henry o Neell gent both of Slate
Shane mccawell of fenaghdrome gent
Bryen mcsyane oge o Neell of the barrony of Clogher gent
Bryen mcArte mcRory o Neell of the brady gent
Doniell o daly of fernaghdrum yeoman
James buy o donnelly of keadagh gent
Patrik o hoane Late of Aughalen gent
Shane o Neell Late of brade gen
Patrik mcquire Late with the s ai d donnoghy bane mcquire gentleman
Richard mcgill Late of Aughor generall of the Coun{ty} of Tyron, yf they be not killed since lately
Jo: Kairnes
Jurat: Apr: 14o 1642
Hen: Brereton
William Hitchcocke

fol. 34


160 li. per annum

fol. 34v


Dun a gall
John Kairnes Jur 14o
Apr 1642
A Cert made
{Abbery }


Deponent Fullname: John kairnes
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Clark of the Peace
Deponent County of Residence: Tyrone
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Shane oge o Neell, Bryen mcShane oge o Neell, Torlogh grome mccawell, Torlogh o Neell, donnell mccawell, Bryen mccawell, Donnogh bane mcquire, Bryen oNeell, Henry o Neell, Shane mccawell, Bryen mcsyane oge o Neell, Bryen mcArte mcRory o Neell, Doniell o daly, James buy o donnelly, Patrik o hoane, Shane o Neell, Patrik mcquire, Richard mcgill, Robert Bath, Iwane mcswyne, Donnoghy mcswyne, John Stewart, Richard Coop, Nicholas elcok
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Debtor, Debtor, Debtor, Debtor, Mentioned, Mentioned