Examination of James Dalton

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

Date: 1654-01-18
Identifier: 819200r240


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Wexford
Deposition Type: Commonwealth
Nature of Deposition: Killing, Confederacy
Commissioners: John Walker, William Woodward
Deposition Transcription:

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The Examinacion of James Dalton of Wexford merchant taken vpon oath on the behalfe of the Comonwealth Concerning John Rooth the younger of Wexford merchant deceased vpon the Interrogatoryes annexed to the Comission of enquiry
<To the 1st interr> The Examinant Deposeth that the said John Rooth lived in the towne of Wexford in the first yeare & the whole time of the rebellyon and did not thence remooue as the deponent beleiues he might haue done into <b> the english quarters as well as s ir the english & protestants dwelling in Wexford did: His cause of knowledge is for that the deponent was an Inhabitant in the towne in the time of the said rebellion
<To the 2d interr> Hee cannot depose
<To the 3d inter> The Examinant Deposeth that he beleiues that the said John did contribute his proporcion of publicque leuyes as the deponent & other Inhabitants of the towne <c> generally did for maintenance of the Irish in Armes against the english.
<To the 4th inter> Hee deposeth that the said John examinant hath seen the said Johnes Rooth in Armes [ ] weare a sword in or about the third yeare of the warre & soe forward And saith that the said John was in t{he} towne of Wexford at the storming & taking <d> thereof by the Lord generall Cromwells Armie As this deponent was informed by Ellizabeth Stafford sister in law to the said John & diuers others of the towne inhabitants
<To the 5th 6: 7 & 8th> Hee cannot depose
<To the 9th inter> Hee deposeth & saith that the said John was in o{r} <e> about the yeare 1648 bayliffe in & of the towne of Wexford which office the deponent hath

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seen and knowne the said John Rooth to execute for one yeare
<To the 10th inter> saith That the said John had a brother by name Patrick which said Patricke serued in a frigot or man of <f> warre at sea about six yeares since, as the deponent credibly heard, the frigots name the deponent Cannot call to minde
<To the 11th inter> Hee cannot depose
<To the 12th inter> The deponent saith that the said John Rooth was owner of parte of the ffrigot or man of warre called the Mary and John of Wexford, whereof was Comander Captaine & master Captaine John Rosceter soe called <g> [ ] the certainity whereof the deponent was informed as well by the said John Rooth & As the other parte owners of the said frigott, which said frigott about seaven yeares since brought in three prizes one whereof was a Scoth Scotch barque the Lading whereof the deponent doth not remember & the other two were english barques the Name of the one being the William & Thomas of Douer & the Name of the other the deponent knoweth not, the Lading of which vessell called the William & Thomas was sacke & the Lading of the other parte coales The deponents cause of knowledge is for that the deponent did see the said Mary & John ffriggott bring into Wexford the said prizes respectiuelie whereof the said John had an equall share & proporcion according his interest in the said man of warre As this deponent is very well assured
<To the 13 inter> Hee cannot depose And further saith not &c
<Sworne before vs the 17th> onely that the deponent was informed by some of the Company of the Mary & John ffrigott that the

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Master or mate of the barque called the William & Thomas was Killed in fight in defending his barque <h> against the said man of warre & further saith not &c
James Dalton
Sworne before vs the
18th of January 1653
William Woodwarde
John Walker


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John Rooth younger

Deponent Fullname: James Dalton
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Merchant
Deponent County of Residence: Wexford
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: John the younger Rooth, Patrick Rooth, Captaine John Rosceter, Ellizabeth Stafford, Lord generall Cromwell
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Confederate, Confederate, Confederate, Witness, Mentioned