Deposition of Ann Dutton

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

Date: 1642-11-02
Identifier: 839129r089


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Derry, Donegal & Tyrone
Deposition Type: Dublin Original
Nature of Deposition: Arson, Multiple Killing, Robbery
Commissioners: John Watson, William Aldrich
Deposition Transcription:

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Ann the wiffe of Captain Thomas Dutton of Dryme in the County of Donnegall, And Robert Dutton gent his sonne sworne & examined depose and saith say That since the begining of the present Rebellion vi z t about the 9 th of December 1641 and by meanes thereof They theis deponents have beene & yet are deprived robbed or otherwise dispoyled by the irish Rebells of their possession Rente & proffits of eight quarters of Land within the Barronie of Killmc Crennan in the Countie of Donnegall worth <300 li. per annum> three hundreth Powndes per annum, whereof one yeris proffitt is already lost, and they are like to loose the future proffits from henceforth of the value aforesaid vntill a peace be established Besides the losse of a faire mansion howse, which the Rebells burned, at dryme in the County of donnegall the benefite of divers leases horses Mares beasts Cattle sheepe Corne Swyne, howsholdstuffe provition debts & other goodes & chattells amounting in all to the sume <4500 li. 4800 li . ster 300 per ann um [ xli s . posten? ] > of ffowre thowsand fiue hundreth Powndes sterl, And what part of the howsehold stuff & goodes the said Rebe Irish Rebells did not distroy of or dispoile them of, some of the Scottish Companies vnder the Command of Captain James <a> Cuningham Captain John Stewart and Captain Johnnes Cuningham tooke and carried with them quite away <240> to theis deponents damage CCxl li. more, and vpwardes more, by the direcions or consent of the said Captains They being then and there presente And further say That the parties hereafter irish Rebells that they know are or Lately were in actuall Rebellion: and carry armes with for and amongst the other Rebells against his Maiesties Lojall subjects are & Comitt divers outrages: & some wherof hadd & forceibly tooke away theis deponents said goods first mencioned are theis that follow vizt, Mulmury <b> Mc Swyne of Maughrimanaghe in the Countie of Donnegall gent whoe burnt the said howse att Dryme Mannus Mc Knogher of his { } whoe is imployed to

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murther & accordingly hath hanged & or mu r thered divers the kinges Lojall subjects of the Brittish subject s nation in those parts, and amongst others one Robert Atkin Clarke, beca w se he would not confesse more mony then hee had Edward Evans John Atkin & Mark Atkin & and Edward Evans John Adames and divers others) whose nam es she remembere th not James McIlbridy of Maughrilosky in the said County yeoman a notorious Rebell whoe killd one William McKenny & his mother in law and his wiffe and ript vpp her belly (shee being greate <d> with child, & tooke & cutt the child out of her wambe, and cutt Tirloghe Roe o donnell (a Captain and great Rebell of Gorttenottera gent: Captain Donnell mc Neale Mc Swyne of Castledoe gentleman another great Rebell Donnell mc Brian Mc Swyne of Largebrack gent a Lieutenant, Dwaltagh ô Gallagher of Cashell mc Kenna gent Toole ô Gallagher of Magheryrerty gent ffargell ô Gallagher of Ballyconnell gent, Teige ô Gallagher of the same gent: Richard Thomas of Caricke <d> yeoman Gillaspick Mc Adeora of Magheryclogher yeoman Hughe oge Mc Swyne of Ards gent Neale Merga Mc Swyne of Killmckillow gent: Ervan mc Swyne of Ray Esquire, Neale Mc ffaddin of Killdorraghe gent Owin Mc Faddin of Dryme yeoman, Tirlagh Mc Caffir ô Donnell of Tullifarney gent a Captain: Hugh Boy mc Swyne of ffarker gent T i rlaghe, Tirlaghe O Rowerty of Killultagh gent Donnoghe oge Mc Swyne of Downy gent ffargell McBrian ôf Gallagher of Ardmore gent Dermott ô Cannon of Clonmasse yeoman: Shane Ballaghe ô Gallagher of fforagh yeoman, Tirloghe Roe ô Boyle of Killdurris Esquire, Tirloghe oge ô Boyle his sonne all of the Countie of Donnegall, And further sayth that the said [ ] Reb ell s aforesaid came in one night into th e howse of the said Mr Robert At kin the minister ( as they had often done before & pressed And further sayth that the Rebells alsoe about the said 7th of december 1641 forceibly expelled them of the & deprived of them of their 2 free fishings in the Rivers of Dowe and Clouady in the said County and of the benefite thereof and of their mylls worth in all 130 li. per annum And <8 li. presente {los}se & { } much { }> of the proffitts of their orchard worth viij li. per annum And they are

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are like to loose the future proffits thereof vntill from henceforth vntill a peace be established: & the Rebells alsoe burned with the mansion howse of Drimme the village of Drymm concisting of thirteene good English howses: & plowd vp and sowed the very howstedds vpon ther expresse confidence that noe more English shold ever dwell there.
Anne Dutto{n}
Ralph Dutton
Jur 2o November 1642
Joh Watson:
Will: Aldrich



Ann Dutton & Raph
Dutton Jur 2o Nov: 1642
Intw Cert fact
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Deponent Fullname: Ann Dutton, Ralph Dutton
Deponent Gender: Female, Male
Deponent Occupation: Wife, Gentleman
Deponent County of Residence: Donegal,
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Thomas Dutton, James Cuningham, John Stewart, John Cuningham, Mulmury Mc Swyne, Mannus Mc Knogher, James McIlbridy, Tirloghe Roe o donnell, Donnell mc Neale Mc Swyne, Donnell mc Brian Mc Swyne, Dwaltagh , Toole , ffargell , Teige , Richard Thomas, Gillaspick Mc Adeora, Hughe oge Mc Swyne, Neale Merga Mc Swyne, Ervan mc Swyne, Neale Mc ffaddin, Owin Mc Faddin, Tirlagh Mc Caffir , Hugh Boy mc Swyne, Tirlaghe O Rowerty, Donnoghe oge Mc Swyne, ffargell McBrian , Dermott , Shane Ballaghe , Tirloghe Roe , Tirloghe oge , Robert Atkin, John Atkin, Mark Atkin, Edward Evans, John Adames, William McKenny
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Mentioned, 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, Victim, Victim, Victim