Deposition of Edward Chayny
Reference: MS 821, fols 040r-041v
Nature of Deposition: Captivity, Death, Desecration, Killing, Military Action, Multiple Killing, Robbery, Stripping
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Edward Chayny late of Ballinemony in the parish of St Patricks Cashell and within the County of Tipperary miller (a brittish protestant) duely examined and sworne before vs by vertue of a Comission vnder the broade seale of this kingdome (beareing date &c.) concerning the losses robberies and spoiles since this rebellion comitted vpon the brittish and protestants [
Of cowes horses and swine to the value of foureteene pounds Of houshouldstuffe to the value of three pounds. Of mault and wheate to the value of foure pounds. The deponent alsoe saith, that by meanes of this present rebellion in Ireland he was dispossessed of Two grist=mills one of Ballinemony aforesaid and thother at Ballyharsny in the said County to his losse and damadge of eleven pounds, he saith that soe much he was offered for the said lease before this rebellion. The totall of his losses amounts to Two and thirty pounds The deponent being further examined, deposeth saith And That <A> aboute the first of January 1641 Phillipp o Dwyre of Dondrum in the said County gentleman then goeing to Cashell to take the same & to robb & stripp the English therabouts (this deponents house layeing in the way) he was then and there robbed & his said house pilladged by the said Phillipps forces.
Aboute the 14th of January 1641 the vndernamed persons English and protestants, namely James Hooker of Gouldenbridge in the said County Tanner his wife and children, George Crafford of Cashell in the said County gentleman his wife and children, Richard Walker of the same merchant & his family John Carver late of Doone=ognonagh in the said County Joiner his wife and children, ffortune Ellyot late of Kilefeakill in the said County shepheard his wife and children, John Blak of the same shepheardfol. 40v
his wife and children, John Thomby of Gouldenbridge aforesaid Inkeeper his wife and children, ffrances Brookes of the same his wife and children, Robert the miller of the same his wife and children, William Barry late of Dunesketh in the said County shepheard his wife and children, Dauid the shoomaker of Gouldenbridge aforesaid his wife & Two children William Williamson of the same Carpenter his wife & children Anthony the Miller late of Ballygriffin in the said County his wif and children, John Bray neere Holy=crosse in the said County yeoman his wife and children, this deponent & his wife and children, besides diuers other families men women & children at least a hundred soules, whoe aboute the time aboue mencioned for the safeguard of their liues betook themselues to the Castle of gouldenbridge aforesaid, and presently after were <B> closely besiedged by Pierce Butler of Shanbally=duffe in the said County gentleman John Butler of Clogh=bridy in the said County gentleman & Pierce Butler of Bansagh in the said County gentleman and their forces whoe kept siedge to the said Castle for ten weeckes together, dureing which siedge & after, this deponent obserued the particulars ensueing vizt.
ffirst he sawe and obserued a letter sent by the said Pierce Butler being [fol. 41r
downe staires by the legg vntill her braynes were knockd out & then threwe her corps into the Riuer of Shure neere the said Castle, besides, that thirty persons men women and children whoe dyed dureing that siedge and were buryed vnder the Castle walls (seaven wherof were warders in the same & shott & killed at seuerall times in the defence <C> of themselues & the said Castle) were then in a most inhuman maner digged out of their graues by the said parties and their forces and their corps throwen into the said Riuer. Likewise this deponent saith, that the said besiedged that night goeing away (thinking to recouer some of the English quarters in the County of Cork) were descryed [
Jurat coram nobis 17o
Phil: Bisse Ric: williamsonfol. 41v
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