Examination of Charles Roe

Citation: TCD, 1641 Depositions Project, online transcript January 1970
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Identifier: 817064r066a


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Longford & Westmeath
Deposition Type: Commonwealth
Nature of Deposition: Assault, Captivity, Killing, Robbery, Stripping
Deposition Transcription:

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The Examinatione of Charles Roe smith, taken in behalfe of the Commonwealth, concerning the Murder of William Burton, ane Englishman murthered in Athlone at the Begining of the rebellion by Thomas dillon of st Joenes.
This Examinate being duely Examined & sworne, sayth that about the Candlemas next after the rebellione broke out which was in the yeare 1641, hee was The sayd Examinate (being was in the Towne of Athlone, on weastmeath syde) at the tyme when Sir James dillon surprysed the towne, & that some two dayes after being in his owne house next which was next to the Church yard about the tyme that the about the midle of the day, hee looked out of his doore & saw a company of about halfe a doze{n} souldiers, of the Irish haling & leading the sayd Willia{m} Burton an Englishman who was stript and robbed in the County of Longford into the church yard, & when hee was brough{t} thither, a number of people flocked about him amongst, whom hee saw & knew = the sayd = Thomas Dillon now of st Johns & then a souldier of the Irish party who drew his skeane & (some of the sayd company, taking the sayd Burton by a [mounters] cappe that was on his head & pulling downe his head) hee this Examinate saw the sayd Dillon give him a stroake on the necke, & afterwards stabbe him with his sayd skeane, in or about his belly, (the sayd Burton crying & calling to the sayd dillon & the rest to save his lyfe for gods, sake) notwithstanding the sayd dillo{n} persisted in that inhumane cruelty, till the sayd Burton fell downe, & being [ ] of a strong bodyed man, rose vppe againe, neverthelesse the sayd dillon continued, in his villany till the sayd Burton hee fell, Downe againe upon the Grownd in his Gore almost without lyfe, wherewith the sayd dillon was not satisfyed <satisfyed but hee & some others most barbarously dragged him to the backe of the church (where they made ane end of him) At which In the meane tyme this Examinate, (being fearefull that they might deale in lyke manner with him & his wyfe) & children went into this house, & from thence went to Teige Connors house where they were safely protected, this Examinates cause of knowledge is that hee hath seene & heard what hee deposeth, & knoweth the same to bee true, & further he sayth doth not depose>

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The Examinatione of
Charles Roe, for the
murther of William Burton

Deponent Fullname: Charles Roe
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Smith
Deponent County of Residence: Westmeath
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Thomas Dillon, Teige Connor, William Burton
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Rebel, Rebel, Victim