Examination of George Hampton

Citation: TCD, 1641 Depositions Project, online transcript January 1970
[http://1641.tcd.ie/deposition.php?depID?=819205r244] accessed Monday 25th of September 2017 11:53 AM

Dublin Core

Date: 1654-01-26
Identifier: 819205r244


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

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

fol. 205r

The examinacion of George Hampton of wexford merchant aged about thirtie foure yeares taken vpon oath on the behalfe of the Comonwealth Concerning John Rooth of Wexford the younger merchant deceased
<To the 1st interr> The examinant deposeth that the said John dwelte in the County of wexford in the Irish quarters the whole time of the rebellyon & from thence did not remooue into the english quarters as the <z> protestants & english Inhabiting in & about wexford did his cause of knowledge is for that the deponent marryed the said Johns sister & soe knew his Residence
<To the 2d interr> Hee Cannot depose
<To the 3d & 4th inter> The deponent saith that the said John did contribute men & money to the carrying on of the rebellyon against the english & that the said John had a share & was parte owner of the <a> friggott called the Mary & John burthen about four score tuns & had aboard her between twelue & sixteen guns & about fiftie fighting men, which friggot went to sea & brought in seauerall of the english ships with their goods as prizes into Wexford & more especially this deponent doth remember that one of the said prizes was loaden with Mallagoe raisins & sacke being called which he Conceiueth to bee the William and Thomas of Dover, whereof and of other the prizes brought in by the said friggott the said John had his equall proporcion according to his Interest therein, & soe did ratably beare his share of the chardge thereof & of the men thereunto appertayning The deponents cause of knowledge is for that the deponent was frequently with the said John & did see the said prizes brought in & diuided between the said John & the rest of his Copartners And further saith That the deponent heard of some of the Company of the said friggot that the said William & Thomas of Dover being <b> in fight with the said friggott before she was taken lost some of her men by fight, how many the men were he Cannot depose, which friggot was soe Imployed & the prizes taken, in and about the yeares 1646: or 1647
<To the 5th interr> Hee deposeth that he hath see the said John Rooth at publicque meetings of the Irish in or about the said yeares
<To the 6th 7th & 8th> Hee Cannot depose
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fol. 205v

<To the 9th Inter> The deponent saith that the said John Rooth did officiate in the Capacity of Bayliffe in the towne of Wexford in the yeare 1648: His cause of knowledge is for that the deponent <c> was in brother in law to the said John & frequently with him during his acting in that Capacity
<To the 10th inter> The deponent saith that the said John Rooth had one Brother a by name Peter Rooth, which said Peter was in Armes in the towne of Wexford at the storming thereof <d> when and where he the said Peter was killed by the english Armie
<To the 11th inter> Hee Cannot depose
<To the 12th inter> The examinant cannot further depose then what hee hath deliuered in his answeare to the 4th interr, to which he therefore refferreth himselfe
<To the 13th> Hee Cannot depose And further saith not
George hampton
Sworne before vs the 26th of January 1653
T Dancer
Am Andrewes


Deponent Fullname: George Hampton
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Merchant
Deponent County of Residence: Wexford
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: John the younger Rooth, Peter Rooth
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Confederate, Confederate