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Richard Rely

The Civil War (1641-1653), Contemporary Accounts

8. Richard Rely
Richard Rely of Cappoquin, yeoman,......
(Losses, about 1 March & after, 21li )

The deponent further saith that about the time aforesd, he was taken prisoner by [ye under named persons, vizt] Richard Butler of Kilcash in the county if Tipperary, Esquire, Captaine Edmond ffennell, Pierce Butler of Bansagh in the County of Waterford (sic), gent, Patrick Gough of Kilmanihan, gent, Clement Gough of the same, gent, and divers others in the company of them, to the number of a thousand men, or thereabouts, Whoe came to the castle of Dromanny in ye said county, purposeing to goe over the Blackwater, & notwithstanding that the enemy stood in a full body within distance to the said Castle, yett one Miles Magrath comander of the said Castle, & Mabell fitx Gearld, wife to Gerrald fitz Gerrald of the same, Esquire, would not permitt any of the warders of the sd Castle to make shott at them; besides, they suffered the sd rebells to make use of a boate under the comand of the sd Castle, therby to carry their men over the sd river to robb and pilladge the kinges subjects.
Jurat &c Dec. 1642
Phil Bisse
Ric. Williamson

Author: Catherine and Liam Nugent

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