Examination of John ô Quouny

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

Date: 1654-01-23
Identifier: 819203r242


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Wexford
Deposition Type: Commonwealth
Nature of Deposition: Killing, Confederacy
Commissioners: Ambrose Andrews, Thomas Dancer
Deposition Transcription:

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The examinacion of Patricke ô Quouny of wexford Carpenter aged about fifty fiue yeares taken vpon oath on the behalfe of the Comonwealth Concerning John Rooth the younger of wexford merchant deceased
<To the 1st interr> The examinant deposeth that the said John Rooth dwelte in the towne of wexford the first yeare & the whole time of the rebellyon & was in the towne of wexford at the time the same was stormed: And that the said John did not remooue thence into the english quarters As hee <r> might haue done as well as the english quarters & protestants dwelling in wexford. His cause of knowledge is for that the examinant was an Inhabitant in & neere the said towne of wexford during the warre
<To the 2d & 3d inter> Hee Cannot depose
<To the 4th interr> The deponent saith that some three or foure yeares since before the Lord generall Cromwells accesse to wexford the examinant hath seen the said John to weare a sword & other Armes in the towne of wexford amongst the Irish Inhabitants thereof for defence of the said towne against the english in which towne the said John was in Armes <s> at the storming thereof as aforesaid: And further saith that the said John Rooth had a parte of a friggott called the Mary and John of Wexford which about the yeare 1646: & afterwardes till the storming of wexford went to sea & brought seauerall of the english barques loaden with goods into wexford but wh what parte of the said friggott the said John was owner of or how many many english vessells the said friggott brought in the deponent knoweth not but declareth his cause of knowledge to bee for that the deponent dwelte in wexford and did see what barques each man of warre brought in & for that the examinant was a ship carpenter & Imployed in building the said friggott called Mary & John by the said John Rooth & his Copartners & that the deponent did mend the said friggot when she wanted the same

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<To the 5: & 6:> Hee Cannot depose
<To the 7th interr> The deponent saith that he Confidently beleiues that the said John Rooth did take the oath of associacion it being <t> a generall thing soe that this deponent nor any other could avoyd the taking thereof
<To the 8th interr> Hee Cannot depose
<To the 9th interr> Hee deposeth that he hath seen and knowne the said John Rooth to officiat in the said towne for one yeare in the time of the warre as bailiffe thereof but the certaine yeare the deponent Cannot call to minde
<To the 10th interr> The deponent saith that Peter Rooth a brother to the said John who as the deponent verily beleiues dwelte with his said <u> brother) was in the towne of Wexford at the storming thereof where he the said Peter was killed by the english Armie, His cause of knowledge is for that the deponent was informed thereof by the said Peters sisters vizt Mary and Beale Rooth, now marryed to George Hanton & Thomas Codd & by diuers others of the towne Inhabitants
<To the 11th inter> Hee Cannot depose
<To the 12th inter> The deponent saith that he is very well assured that the said John being parte owner of the said Mary and John ffriggott did had & did receiue his share or equall proporcion of the english <w> vessells and goods brought in to wexford by the said friggott & further saith that he beleiues that said John Rooth did entertaine, harboure, & releiue in his howse the seamen & pyrates bellonging to the said friggott which robbed the english at sea as aforesaid
<To the 13th> Hee Cannot depose And further saith not &c
Patricke ô Quouny his [mark] marke
Sworne before vs the
23d of January 1653
T Dancer
Am Andrewes

Deponent Fullname: Patricke
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Carpenter
Deponent County of Residence: Wexford
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: John the younger Rooth, Peter Rooth, Mary Rooth, Beale Rooth, George Hanton, Thomas Codd, Lord generall Cromwell
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Confederate, Confederate, Witness, Witness, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned