Information of Margarett Rolricke

Citation: TCD, 1641 Depositions Project, online transcript January 1970
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Date: 1644-03-12
Identifier: 830166r125


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Galway & Roscommon
Deposition Type: Information
Nature of Deposition: Assault, Killing, Multiple Killing, Robbery, Words
Commissioners: William Ryves
Deposition Transcription:

fol. 166r

The examinacion of Margarett Rolricke late of the towne of Galway widowe taken, vpon oath before me Sir William Ryves Knight one of his Maiesties Justices of his highnes Court of Kinges Bench in Ireland this twelfe day of March 1643
This examinante vpon her oath saieth that for fowerteene yeeres before the begynnynge of the Rebellion she lived within the towne of Galway that And that about the seaventeenth day of March in the yeere of our Lord God 1641 there was A shipp of one Captaine Clarkes which was within the harbour of Galway which was surprised & taken by Dominicke <A> Keaghran factor to Thomas Linch fitz Andrewe A Marchant of Galway & seuerall other Marchants Inhabitants of the said Towne & further saieth that the said Keaghran & the rest with hym did barbarously three of the men murther three of the men which belonged to the said Shipp which she saw e brought dead to towne & wounded others of the said Shipp one more whereof beinge A shipp s Carpenter of the said Shipp presently after died of the said woundes And this examinante further saieth that one Walter Linch was then Maior of Galway & he & the Rest of the Aldermen of the said towne had & tooke notice of the said Murther yett neuer punished the said offenders but rather cherished & abetted them And further this examinante saieth that vpon the Sonday after Easter then next folowinge The Irish within the said towne did disarme disarme all the English Inhabitants there & after the doinge thereof they did robb this examinante of all her substance & estate & in this examinante house did cruelly murther one mrs Collins as she was kneelinge att her praiers in this examinantes h ouse And further saieth that this Examinante & the rest of the English were not intervpted in their <B> estates vntill such tyme as mr Patricke Darcy & mr Richard Martin did come to the said towne (after whose commynge) the Irish people of Err Connagh were sent for into the said towne & by dayly did Robb & spoile the English And further saieth that she did seuerall tymes heare [ ] Murtagh O fflartye & others of the Irish men say that the townsmen of Galway did send for them to come to the said towne & promised them 300 li. & the pillage of all the English goodes
the marke of
Margarett [mark] Rolricke
William Ryves

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The examinacion of
Margarett Rolricke
of Galway
rec 15 Marcij 1643

Deponent Fullname: Margarett Rolricke
Deponent Gender: Female
Deponent Occupation: Widow
Deponent County of Residence: Galway
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Captaine Clarke, mrs Collins, Dominicke Keaghran, Thomas Linch fitz Andrewe, Patricke Darcy, Richard Martin, Murtagh O fflartye, Walter Linch
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Victim, Victim, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Rebel, Denounced