Examination of Richard Dignam

Citation: TCD, 1641 Depositions Project, online transcript January 1970
[http://1641.tcd.ie/deposition.php?depID?=813206r143] accessed Monday 25th of September 2017 12:05 PM

Dublin Core

Date: 1653-02-17
Identifier: 813206r143


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Kildare
Deposition Type: Commonwealth
Nature of Deposition: Captivity, Killing, Multiple Killing, Robbery
Commissioners: Isaac Dobson, James Donelan, Thomas Dongan
Deposition Transcription:

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The examjnacion of Richard Dignam alias Dugenan aged twenty seauen yeares or thereabouts taken the xvijth of ffebruary 1652 before vs by order of the high Court of Justice
Who beeing duely sworne and examjned deposeth and saith That about a yeare of the last harvest three men soldiers of the English partie (who hee beleiues were Englishmen) but theire names hee knoweth not comeing from Cloncurry in the County of Kildare towards [ ] Dublin, were mett with by a partie of the Irish and carryed to a bogg side neere to Cloncurry aforesaid and there murdered by the said Irish partie, among ne whom of the said Irish partie were Richard Roertie now prisoner in Dublin, James Roertie his brother John Hevie and one Rochfort whose name hee knoweth not, Hee saith that the said Richard & James Roertie and the said John Hevie and Rochfort were ffoote=Tories and not at that tyme vnder any comand, and kept hee saith that they vsually kept about

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about Berminghams Country with an intencion to annoy such of the English partie as vsually <B> passed that way, Hee saith hee knoweth not where the said James Roerty John Hevy or Rochfort now are Hee saith that the said Richard Roertie about two yeares since killed one Daniell Donegan one of his own partie because (as hee examjnant heard) hee nea the said Daniell was to goe would haue gone the to Tecroghan then comanded by the English, Hee saith that his cause of knowledge is that hee and Patricke Rush beeing vppon a high=hill at Johnstowne did see the said three English soldiers brought prisoners to the boggside aforesaid by the said Richard Roertie and the rest of the Irish partie aforesaid, That the sa after the said murder was comitted the said Richard Roertie goeing to Dunsert came to the place aforesaid where this examjnant was, and tould the examjnant that hee and the rest an had killed the said soldiers, Hee saith that hee saw a suite of clothes and and a knappsacke and a sword which belonged to one of the soldiers carried by a boy which was in Company by with the said Richard Roertie, which hee said did

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did belong to one of the said soldiers, And further hee cannott depose
Richard [mark] Dignams
Ja Donelan
Tho: Dongan Isaac Dobson

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The examjnacion of
Richard Dignam
The murther of three
English soldiers by
Richard Roertie

Deponent Fullname: Richard Dignam
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent County of Residence: Unknown
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Richard Roertie, James Roertie, John Hevie, * Rochfort, Daniell Donegan, Patricke Rush
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Victim, Mentioned