Examination of Ann Roch

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

Date: 1652-12-31
Identifier: 811225r155


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Wicklow
Deposition Type: Commonwealth
Nature of Deposition: Multiple Killing
Commissioners: Gerard Lowther, Thomas Dongan
Deposition Transcription:

fol. 225r

The examinacion of Ann Roch of Shanganagh in the County of Dublin widdow taken before vs Sir Gerrard Lowther knight and Thomas Dongan Esquire the last day of December in the yeare of our lord God 1652 by vertue of the Commission of the right honourable the Commissioners for the Parliament of England for the affayres of Ireland bearing date at Dublin the xxvijth of November in the yeare aforesayd authorising vs and others or any one or more of vs (amongst other thinges) to take examinacions of the Massacres, murthers and Robberies which have been Committed vpon the English and Protestantes in Ireland &c
The sayd Examinant being of the age of thirty yeares or neere thereabouts and being duely sworn vpon the holy evangelistes and examined deposeth and sayth vpon her oath that at the very begining and breaking out of the Rebellion she dwelt <A> at Ballygarny in the County of Wickloe vnder Robert Kennedy of the same Esquire And that about the tyme that Luke Toole then called them Collonell Luke Toole tooke possession of the sayd Mr Kennedies howse of Ballygarney, ther hapned that one Nathaniell Snapp servant vnto Mr Silvester Kennedy sonn of the sayd Robert and one John Lissen sometymes Shepheard vnto the Earle of Meath both English men and Protestantes being driving of Cattell from that part of the County of Wickloe, which belonged vnto the sayd Silvester Kennedy with intent to bring them to Dublin werre taken and apprehended <B> by the sayd Luke Tooles souldiers and brough vnto the sayd Luke into the Hall of Ballygarney aforesayd, whoe (as this examinant heard) comaunded his souldiers to take them forth and hange them And this examinant sayth that according accordingly the sayd souldiers hanged the sayd Nathaniell and John vpon a tree in the same Towne of Ballygarny vntill

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vntill they were both dead And this examinant came to the place where they were soe hanged presently after and fynding them both dead she with others did bury them And this examinant further sayth not
Ann [mark] Roch her marke
Gerrard Lowther
Tho: Dongan

The sayd Ann Roch is bound in a C li. to give evidence against Luke Toole for the murder aforesayd in the high Court of Justice at Dublin the first day of the sitting of that Court And not to depart thence without the licence of that Court &c
Examined by Nic: Browne

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fol. 226v


The examinacion of Ann Roch
against Luke Toole for
the murder of Nathaniell
Snapp and John Lissen


Deponent Fullname: Ann Roch
Deponent Gender: Female
Deponent Occupation: Widow
Deponent County of Residence: Dublin
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Luke Toole, Nathaniell Snapp, John Lissen, Robert Kennedy, Silvester Kennedy, Earle of Meath, Nic Browne
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Rebel, Victim, Victim, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Examiner