Deposition of Richard Cook
- Reference: MS 821, fols 060r-061v
- County: Tipperary
- Date: 15/3/1643
- Type: Bisse
- Nature of Deposition: Captivity, Robbery
- How to Cite
Richard Cook late of Closhine in the parish of shar aughane in the barony of Effa and within the County of Tipperary shoomaker (a brittish protestant) duely sworne and examined before vs by vertue of a Comission vnder the broade seale of this Kingdome beareing date &c. Concerneing the losses robberies and spoiles since this rebellion comitted vpon the brittish and protestants within the Province of Munster &c. deposeth & saith That vpon the 20th of december Anno domini 1641 or therabouts diuers times since the deponent lost was robbed & forceably dispoiled of his to the goods & Chattles to the seuerall values followeing vzt worth 40 li.
Of cowes heiffers yeerlinges & one mare to the val ue of three and Twenty pounds. O f houshould stuffe prouision weareing apparell and tooles to the value of foure nyne pounds. Of hay in stack to the value of forty shillinges. The deponent saith that he was dispossessed by meanes of this rebellion in Ireland of a house & a parcell of land therevnto belonging at Closhine aforesaid to his losse and damadge of six pounds & soe much this deponent was offered for his enterest in the same before this rebellion. The totall of his losses amounts to fiue and fo rty thirty pounds The deponent being further examined deposeth that And aboute the time aboue mencioned <A> Sir Richard Everard of EverardsCastle in the County of Tipperary gentleman knight & baronet without any collor of night pretending onely rent to be payed at our lady day in lenght Lent followeing by this deponent, sent
his sarvants and seized vpon this deponents Cattle and euer since detained them from this de= <B> ponent. He likewise saith that this deponent was credibly informed by Anthony Hodgskins [
Cattle that were his tenants, are grounds to convince the said Sir Richard of rebellion as this deponent beleeues & further he deposeth not.
Jurat coram nobis
15o Martij 1642
Rich: Cookes examination