Examination of John Curteis

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

Date: 1654-01-26
Identifier: 819246r286


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

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

fol. 246r

The examinacion of John Curteis of Kilmallogg in the Countie of Wexford gent aged about thyrty yeares taken vpon oath on the behalfe of the Comonwea{lth} Concerning James Rochford of Taylerstowne in the said County gent vpon the Interrogatoryes annexed to the Comission of enquiry
<To the 1st Inter> The examinant deposeth & saith that he knoweth the said James & that the said James Rochford dwelt at Taylerstowne aforesaid in the County of Wexford in the Irish quarters and did not thence remooue <z> into the forte of Duncannon being within three miles of the said James his habitacion nor into any other of the english quarters As Nicholas Loftus esquire & other protestants liuing in the barrony of shelbyrne did
<To the 2d inter> Hee Cannot depose
<To the 3d & 4th> Hee deposeth and saith that the haruest before the cessacion of Armes was Concluded betwee{n} the Lord of Ormond and the Irish, this deponent & others of the forte of Duncannon vnder the Comand <a> of the Lord Esmond sallyed went to the Landes of Corroghmore about a mile from the said forte to get corne for their releife where this deponent & the rest were met & enCountred & fought by a partie of the Irish of which party the said James was one, & his sone John Rochford being Comander of that partie, As this deponent was informed by some of the partie with him who well knew & tooke better notice of the said James & John Rochford then the deponent did: & that the said partie of the Irish made seauerall shots against the english & wounded one Peirce Prendergast & his horse a troper of the said english partie
<To the 5: 6: 7 8: & 9th> Hee Cannot depose

fol. 246v

<To the 10th inter> The deponent saith that John Rochford sonne to the said James was in Armes & a Captaine of the trayne band for the Irish against the english & was Comander of that partie that fought with the english party as aforesaid: And further saith <b> that the said John Rochford did about the third yeare of the rebellyon cease and take from this deponents mother the Number of twenty cowes of her proper goods rendering her this reason for his taking the same vizt for that this deponent and his brother Mathew were in Armes & in Duncannon forte against the Irish, This deponents cause of knowledge is for that he did see the about sixteen of the said number of cattle restored to this examinants mother by order of the Supreame Councell And further saith that Mathew Rochford another sonne to the said James was in Duncannon forte when the same was defended by the Irish against the english about the yeare 1649: His cause of knowledge is for that the deponent was taken prissoner by Captain Roch then gouernor of the said forte & did then & there see the said Mathew as aforesaid
<To the 11: 12: & 13 inter> Hee Cannot depose and further saith not &c
John Curtes
Sworne before vs of
the 26th of January 1653
T Dancer
Am: Andrewes

Deponent Fullname: John Curteis
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Gentleman
Deponent County of Residence: Wexford
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: James Rochford, John Rochford, Mathew Rochford, Captain Roch, Mathew Curteis, Peirce Prendergast, Lord of Ormond, Lord Esmond, Nicholas Loftus
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Confederate, Confederate, Confederate, Confederate, Mentioned, Victim, Mentioned, Mentioned, Victim