Examination of Thomas Rosceter

Citation: TCD, 1641 Depositions Project, online transcript January 1970
[http://1641.tcd.ie/deposition.php?depID?=819268r312] accessed Monday 25th of September 2017 01:58 PM

Dublin Core

Date: 1654-01-20
Identifier: 819268r312


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Wexford
Deposition Type: Commonwealth
Nature of Deposition: Multiple Killing
Commissioners: John Walker, Thomas Hart
Deposition Transcription:

fol. 268r

The examinacion of Thomas Rosceter of Hobbinstowne yeoman taken Aged about twenty eight yeares taken vpon oath Concerning the said Tho: Rosceter of Rathmacknee esquire
who being duely sworne saith that the foresaid Thomas Rosceter about Christmas 1641: tooke vpon him the stile of a Captaine & told the examinant & seauerall others whom he inlisted in his Company that except they would goe Against Duncannon they should <r> be hanged; whereuppon the said Rosceter of Rathmacknee Armed the deponent & about twenty more in the parish of Rathmacknee with Armes out of his the said Mr Rosceters Owne howse which men with others made vp his Company about threescore And saith that the said Rosceters Company were at the killing of seauerall english bellonging to the forte of Duncannon And that Phillip Raucether was Leiutenant to the said Tho of Rathmacknee & was at the seruice of the Hooke when the english were there killed to the Number of about one hundred And that the said Phillip was maintayned by and Liued with the said Thomas of Rathmackee during the rebellyon And further saith that when the Lord Generall Cro{mwell}

fol. 268v

approached toward wexford with his Army the said Thomas of Rathmacknee deserted his howse and fled into the Irish quarters, more distant from the english Army His cause of knowledge is for that the deponent was a souldyer & servant as aforesaid & afterwardes dwelt vnder the said Thomas of Rathmacknee vpon his the said Thomas his land & that the deponent was at Duncannon in the said Thomas his Company & was Likewise at the Hooke when the english was were killed as aforesaid and further saith not &c
Tho: [mark] Rossitir his marke
Sworne before vs 20o January 1653
Tho Hart
John Walker

Deponent Fullname: Thomas Rosceter
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Yeoman
Deponent County of Residence: Wexford
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Tho: Rosceter, Phillip Raucether, Lord Generall Cromwell
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Confederate, Confederate, Mentioned