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The Bowles of Canada and their Roots in Ireland and England 

 

Depositions from the 1641/42 Irish Rebellion of Interest to Bowles Researchers

Thanks to the Trinity College Library Dublin, the depositions taken after the Rebellion of 1641/42 are now online at:  http://1641.tcd.ie/
 
The following depositions are of special interest to Bowles family research:  (some of the following are only partial transcriptions in order to show the Boles reference.  The full transcriptions can be found on the above site.)
 
See The Boles of Cork for more information on this Boles (sometimes Bowles) family
 

Reference:  MS 824, fols 191r-191v; Date: 27/5/1642; #1981

Deposition of Richard Boles of Kilgrogan, co. Cork

(note: see also Richard Boles deposition given in London in 1645)

Richard Bowle late of kilgrogan Ballin back in the parish of Brickey & barony of Orrary & within the County of Corke yeoman (a brittish protestant) duely sworne & examined &c. deposeth & saith. That on or aboute Candlemas Last & since the begining of this presente rebellion in Irland he lost & hath beene robbed & forceably dispoiled of his goods & Chattles to the seuerall values followeing vizt value of 424 li. sterling.
Of his cowes steeres & sheepe to the value of two hundred three score & eleaven pounds sterling. Of his hay & corne in the haggard to the value of forty pounds sterling. Of his houshould goods to the value of twe lue pounds. He further saith that he was dispossessed of his said farme wherin he had a lease of thirtie yeeres to come which was woorth ten pounds per annum aboue the rent which he valueth to be woorth one hundred pounds sterling. The totall of his losses amounts to foure hundred twenty & foure pounds sterling.
 He saith that his said goods aboute the time aboue mencioned was taken away by James fitz Nicholas Barry of Anagh in the said County Esquire & his servants whose names he knoweth not &c.
 
Richard Boles
Jurat coram nobis
27th Maij 1642
Tho: Bettesworth
Phil: Bisse

Detail from the deposition and Richard Boles signature

 

fol. 191v, # 1982

The examination
of Richard
Bowles
Cork
159 A
Re

Philip Bisse
Thomas Bettesworth

 

Reference:  MS 825, fols 253r-253v; Date: 24/5/1642; #1031

Deposition of John Strange of Downerayle (Doneraile), co. Cork

(note: there was some close relationship between the Boles, John Hodder and John Strange but we haven't found the connection yet.  William Boles mentions his "cousin Jeane Strange relict (widow) of John Strange", John Hodder mentions his "cousin Strange" in a letter to Sir Percival and John Hodder left money to Jeane Strange and to several members of the Boles family.)
 

John Strange of Downerayle in the parish of Do w nera y le barony of fformoy & within the County of Corke esayere (a brittish protestant) duely sworne & examined by vertue of his Maiesties &c deposeth & saith. That on or aboute the 9th of ffebruary last he was robbed & forceably dispoiled of his goods Chattles & debts to the seuerall values followeing vizt value of 400 li. part consisting of
Of his enterest in a lea s e in the parish of Kilshanen being dispossessed therof by mea nes of this rebellion woorth him a boue the landlords rent fifteen e pounds per annum which he valueth to be woorth three score & fifteene pounds sterling The deponent was likewise dispossessed by meanes of this rebellion of a farme which he held from Teige mc Curten wherin he had a lease of eight yeeres to come woorth to the deponent aboue the land lords rent 15 li. communibus annis which he valueth to be woorth three score & fifteene pounds. He likewise saith that he was di s possessed of another farme parte of Cnoghor Curtens land wherin he had a l e ase of eight yeeres to come woorth him communibus annis ten pounds per annum which he valueth to be woorth fiftie pounds sterling. In Cast l eton this deponent was further dispossessed of another lease farme woorth communibus annis fortie pounds per annum foure yeers which leasedid yeeld this deponent valueth to be woorth three score & ten pounds. Of debts which he accounted goode debtes before this rebellion due vpon the said Cnoghor Curten nowe in rebellion & Georg Bustocke an Impouerished protestant th e sume of one hundred & thirtie pounds sterling which & therefore he expects to gett no satisfaction from them, the totall of his losses amounts to 400 li. sterling besides the losse of an office of sarieant at armes of the province of Munster dureing life vnder the broade seale woorth communibus annis 150 li. per annum which he leaues to future consideration & further he cannot depose.


John Strange
Jurat 24o Maij 1642
Tho: Bettesworth
Phil: Bisse
Ric: Williamson

fol. 253v

1032
The examination of 
John Strange
Corke
128
Re

Philip Bisse
Richard Williamson
Thomas Bettesworth

 

Reference:  MS 828, fols 241r; Date: 4/4/1654

Deposition of John Bowles of Bandon, co. Cork

(note: this John Bowles appears to be a brother to the Thomas, Richard and William Boles documented in The Boles of Cork)

Bandon Aprill 4th 1654
Depositions taken concerning Walter Hussy liueing at Letrough 12 mile from trelee in the County of Kerry in the yeare 1641
Jo: Bowles of Bandon in the County of Corke aged about 27 yeares Saith
That hee knewe the said Walter Hussy in actuall armes against the State in the yeare 1642

The Cause of this deponent knowledge is that hee sawe the said Walter Hussy marching with a party of the Irish in the said yeare: 16412

the marke of
Jo: [mark] Bowles
Taken before
ff: Wheeller

Francis Wheeler 
 
 
Detail from the deposition
 and John Bowles' 'X' signature.
  
 
 
 

Reference:  MS 822, fols 150r-150v; Date: 13/2/1643; #1751

Deposition of Robert Hayle of Ballytobber, co. Cork (refers to Richard Bowles of BallyMcCoe, co. Cork who owed him 50 but who is "now utterly disenabled by means of this rebellion")

Robert Hayle late of Ballytobber in the parish of Castlemagner barony of Duhalla and within the County of Corke husbandman (a brittish protestant) duely sworne and examined before vs by vertu e of a Comission beareing date the 5th day of March 1641 touching the robberies and spoiles since this rebellion comitted vpon the Brittish and protestants within the Province of Munster &c. deposeth and saith. That vpon the first of ffebruary 1641 or theraboutes & since the begining of this presente rebellion in Ireland he lost was robbed and forceably dispoiled of his goods and Chattles to the seuerall values followeing vzt. value of 278 li.
Of Cowes one bull heiffers horses and swine to the value of one hundred fortie eight pounds ten shillinges. Of corne in groun d to the value of fortie pounds. The deponent s a i th that by meanes of this presente rebellion in Ireland he was dispossessed of the lands of Ballintobber aforesaid wherin he hath a lease of nyne yeeres to come his enterest in the said lease he accounts to be woorth forty pounds. Of debts amounting to the sume of fiftie pounds due from Richard Bowles of Ballymccoe in the said County husband nowe vtterly dissenabled by meanes of this rebellion therefore this deponent canot gett satisfaction from him them. The totall of his losses amounts to Two hundred three score & eighteene pounds. & further he deposeth not that aboute the time aboue mencioned [] Phillipp mc Cormackes Connell of lisobin in the said County gentleman in the day time forceably drove away ten of his deponents cowes. & further he deposeth not
Robert RH Hayles marke
Jurat coram nobis
13o ffebruary 1642
Phil: Bisse
Tho: Bettesworth

fol. 150v

1752
The examination of
Robert Hayle
Corke 586


Philip Bisse
Thomas Bettesworth

 
Detail from the Deposition
 
 
 
 
 

Reference:  MS 825, fols 316r-317v; Date: 16/2/1643; #1156

Deposition of John Morris late of the Garrans Rath, co. Cork (refers to Richard Bowles as one of four impoverished Protestants who together owed him 33 before the rebellion)

folio 316v
 
looseing the benefitt of the said lease. Of debts <B> amounting to the sume of three & thirtie pounds due from the vndernamed persons vzt William Ditty <symbol> Patricke Coyne deceased John Gnaue Richard Bowles Impouerished protestants Donogh o Callaghane of Clonmeene in the said County gentleman Patricke Newgent of Nosollas in the said County gentleman & John mc Curten of Bany in the said County gentleman & although he accounted the same goode debts before the begining of this rebellion yeett in regard the said protestants are vtterly dissenabled by meanes of this rebellion & the rest of the said parties nowe in open and actuall rebellion, therefore the deponent canot gett satisfaction from them. The totall of his losses amounts to fiue hundred forty eight pounds Aboute the time aboue mencioned one Donogh o Collane of Ballyheene in the said County yeoman sariaent to Cahir Modroe o Callaghane accompanyed with thirtie armed men late at night assaulted this deponents house & there hence tooke away fiue of this deponents horses & further he deposeth not

John [mark] Morris his marke

Jurat coram nobis
16o ffebr 1642
Phil: Bisse
Tho: Bettesworth
Detail from the deposition
 
 

Reference:  MS 825, fols 51r-52v; Date: 2/5/1642; #540-541

Deposition of William Kingsmill late of Ballybegg, parish of Buttevant, co. Cork (refers to Thomas Bowles late of Ballinebowll (Ballynaboul), John Hodder late of Ballymcowe and Frances Percival who with several others together owed him 677 before the rebellion but who are all now "so disenabled on their estates by reason of this rebellion the deponent hath expect no satisfaction from them")

folio 51v

Walter Hackett of Dually in the County of Tipperary gentleman the summe of one hundred & one pounds but nowe the deponent expectes neuer to receaue noe any satisfaction from the said parties being that nowe they are in actuall rebellion he further saith that John Wise late of Ballyowen (lately kiled by the rebells in the defence of the castle of Ballyowne aforesaid) John Hodder late of Ballymcowe in the s aid County esquire & ffrances Perciuall of Imogane in the said County gentleman, William Burnam of Crogh gentleman, William Dampier late of Breggoge gentleman, Hanniball Horsey in the parish of Carrigybricke gentleman, Thomas Bowlls late of Ballinebowll gentleman, ffrancis Beedle & Steephen Chiuerey of Malloe William Holyday of Ballytemple clerke Dau i d Reyne of Ballybeg Thomas Crogh of the same yeoman Cnoghor mc Donogh Donell mc Donoghine & Donogh R oe his sone of the same Teige o Keiffe of the same Dermod o Callaghan of the same John mc Walter all which parties Brittish & Irish are indebted to the deponent in the sume of six hundred seaventy seaven pounds twelue shillings and a pen n y & in regard the said parties are robbed & soe disenabled on their estates by reason of this rebellion the deponent hath expecte noe satisfaction from them He further deposeth that he is credibly informed that mc Donogh loghertie in the said County Esquire & Donogh o Callaghan of Duhalla in the said County gentleman & (reputed captaines among the rebells as he is informed) were they that robbed the deponent at Ballybegg aforesaid aboute the t ime aboue mencioned He further saith that he is informed that Welsh son & heire of Sir Nicholas Welsh & his company were they that robbed him at Piltowne aforesaid The d eponent further saith that he w as robbed at Ballyowne by rebells whose names he knoweth not further he cannot depose The totall of his losses amounts to seaven thousand two hundred fortie two pounds twelue shillings & one penny 


Wil Kingsmill
Jurat 2o die
May 1642
Detail from the deposition          
Ni: Philpot
Phil: Bisse
Richard ffrench

 

Reference:  MS 822, fols 74r-75v; Date: 2/5/1642; #1599-1600

Deposition of Giles Bustead late of Tullagh, parish of Breggoge, co. Cork (refers to Thomas Bowles of Ballynebowll (Ballynaboul), yeoman, Richard Bowles of Kilgrogan, yeoman, John Hodder of Ballymowe, esquire, amongst others who together owed him 1927 before the rebellion but who are all now "already robbed and disenabled by this rebellion")

folio 74v

pounds sterling some of which those parties are suspected to be out in rebellion as Tho: Barry Owen mc Carty John mc Cahir & Dermod ne varry & other some already out in actuall rebellion soe as the Hee further saith that hee is credibly informed that mc Donogh of Duhall & Donogh <B> deponent can expecte noe satisfaction from them, & the o Callaghan of Clonmine in the said Countie of Corke gentleman were the parties that robbed <this deponent of his stocke & Cattle> rest of them Englishmen already robbed & disenabled by this rebellion that as Joyn Hadder of Ballymowe in the said County esquire, William Dampier of Breggoge in the said County esquiregentleman Thomas Bowlls of Ballynebowll yeoman Richard Bowlls of Kilgrogan yeoman , William Burnham of Crogh gentleman , William End of Gortnefinny in the said County yeoman. And further he cannot depose. The totall amonts to one thousand nyne hundred & twenty seaven pounds sterling.
 

Giles Busted
Jurat coram nobis
2o die Maij 1642
Phil: Bisse
Richard ffrench

 

Reference:  MS 822, fols 130r-130v; Date: 30/9/1642; #1711

Deposition of John Sanadge of Ballyconim, co. Cork (refers to Walter Boweles of Ballingarry as one of a party of men who robbed him of all of his goods and chattels during the rebellion; I can't find any connection for this Walter, with the clerk's very approximate surname spellings this could be a Bowes or a Boyles etc.; note: the depositor was transcribed as Sanadge but I believe it should be John Savage)

John Sanadge late of Ballyconim in the parish of Kuovall barony of Kynelbee & within the County of Corke yeoman (a brittish protestant) duely sworne & examined before vs due by vertue of &c. deposeth & saith. That on or aboute shrouetide last & since the begining of this presente rebellion in Ireland he lost was robbed and forceably dispoiled of his goods & Chattles to the seuerall values followeing vzt worth 489 li. 15 by 
Of Cowes oxen yeerlings & horses to the value of eight & ffiftie pounds. O f houshould goods to the value of ffortie one pounds fifteene shillings. Of Corne in the haggard to the value of one hundred pounds. Of Corne left in ground which he conceaues to be lost to the value of one hundred pounds. The deponent saith that by meanes of this presente rebellion he is dispossessed of his said farme wherin he hath a lease of fifteene yeeres to come woorth Communibis annis fortie pounds per annum aboue the landlords rent wherin he is damnified one two hundred & fiftie pounds. The totall of his losses amounts to foure hundred foure score & nyne pounds fifteene shillings. He saith that aboute the time aboue mencioned he was forceably robbed of his goods & Chattles by James ffitz Gerratt of Ballyverrane in the said County gentleman Pierce Gogin of the same gentleman John Dacy of the same husbandman, Teige o Kisane of the same husbandman Cnogher o Kisane of the same yeoman & Mohone o Coslane of the same Walter Boweles of Ballingarry in the said County yeoman John mc Donell of the same & diuers others. & further deposeth not
 
the marke of
John [mark] Sanage
Jurat coram nobis 30o 7 bris 1642
Phil: Bisse Ro: southwell
 
Detail from the deposition
 

Not a Bowles deposition

 
MS 820, fols. 338r-339v, dated 30/11/1652,
 
the deposition of Christopher Croker, has been transcribed on the Trinity College site to include a reference to a Captain Joshua Boule which is a common early spelling for Bowles.  However, I believe that this is actually a reference to Capt. Joshua Boyle of Castle Lyons, MP for Mallow in 1641 and MP for Clonakilty in 1661. 
 
A transcription of this deposition in The Irish Massacres of 1641-42 also refers to Boyle:

See The Bowles of Canada

See  The Bowles of Ireland

See The Bowles of Great Britain

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