Examination of Patricke Rush

Citation: TCD, 1641 Depositions Project, online transcript January 1970
[http://1641.tcd.ie/deposition.php?depID?=813208r144] accessed Monday 25th of September 2017 12:05 PM

Dublin Core

Date: 1653-02-17
Identifier: 813208r144


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 Patricke Rush aged thirty yeares or thereabouts beeing duely sworne and examjned dep taken the xvijth of ffebr 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 the examjnant and Richard Dignam beeing then on a high hill the Moate at Johnstowne did see three soldiers of the English soldiers partie (whose names hee knoweth not) comeing from to Cloncurry towards Dublin who were sett vppon by Richard Roertie now prisoner John Hevie and two others whose names hee knoweth not) and brought to a bogg side and there murdered, Hee saith that the said Richard Roertie with a boy in his company came to the place aforesaid where the examjnant was, that the said boy had a suite of Clothes a knappsacke and a sword which the said Roertie tould the examjnant did

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did belong to th one of the said soldiers that were soe killed by them, Hee saith that hee knoweth not whither or noe the said Roertie was vnder any comand at that tyme but beleiueth hee was not, but wer and that hee and the rest were ffoote=Tories Hee further saith that the said Richard Roertie about the tyme aforesaid did kill one Daniell Donegan of his one partie vppon suspicion that the said Daniell was to goe to Tecroghan then comanded by the English, as the examjnant heard generally reported, And further saith not,
Patricke [mark] Rushs
his marke
Ja Donelan
Tho: Dongan
Isaac Dobson

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The examjnacion of
Patricke Rush
The murther of three
English soldiers
by Richard Roertie

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