Examination of ffrancis Cheuers

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

Date: 1654-01-23
Identifier: 819204r243


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

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

fol. 204r

ffrancis Cheeuers of Wexford merchant aged about twenty seauen yeares taken vpon oath on the behalfe of the Comonwealth Concerning the said John Rooth
<vpon the whole> Matter of the Interrogatoryes the examinant deposeth & saith that he well knew the said John Rooth & that the said John dwelte in Wexford for seauerall yeares of the warres & was in person & in actuall Armes therein at the storming thereof in opposicion of the english & saith that the said John was parte owner of the friggott called the Mary and John which consisted of about four score tuns & had aboard her about sixty fighting men & sixteen peices of ordinance which friggot went to sea & brought in seauerall prizes of the english whereof one barque brought in by the said frigott was called the william <x> whose name the examinant knoweth not was Loaden with sacke & raysins of which & of other the prizes soe brought in the said John had & receiued his equall share & proporcion & was parte pursedore thereof The deponents cause of knowledge is that he hath been frequently in the Company of the said John Rooth & his Copartners William Keating Captains John Rosceter Thomas Rosceter & John Wadding & by his & their relacion & Conference came to the knowledge thereof & for that the deponent did see the said seauerall prizes brought in by the said friggott being an Inhabitant & a merchant in the said towne: And further saith that Peter Rooth brother to the said John was in wexford & in Armes at the d time the same was stormed his cause of knowledge is for that the deponent was in the said towne at that time, where the said Peter was killed by the english Armie as this deponent hath heard but to the <y> examinants sure knowledge he did see the said John Peter Rooth to carry a musquet in the towne at the storming thereof as aforesaid And further saith not &c
ffrances Cheuers
Sworne before vs the 23d of January 1653
T Dancer
Am Andrewes

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John Rooth younger

Deponent Fullname: ffrancis Cheeuers
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Merchant
Deponent County of Residence: Wexford
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: John Rooth, William Keating, Captains John Rosceter, Thomas Rosceter, John Wadding, Peter Rooth
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Confederate, Confederate, Confederate, Confederate, Confederate, Confederate