Examination of Robert Cusacke

Citation: TCD, 1641 Depositions Project, online transcript January 1970
[http://1641.tcd.ie/deposition.php?depID?=816306r190] accessed Monday 25th of September 2017 12:02 PM

Dublin Core

Date: 1654-01-04
Identifier: 816306r190


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Meath
Deposition Type: Commonwealth
Nature of Deposition: Killing, Words, Recognizance
Commissioners: Thomas Richardson, William Edwards
Deposition Transcription:

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The examjnacion of Robert Cusacke of Dingen in the County of Meath yeoman aged twenty nine yeares or thereabouts taken the fowrth of January 1653 before Collonell William Edwards and Thomas Richardson esquire members of the high Court of Justice appointed for takeing examjnacions &c.
Who beeing duely sworne and examjned deposeth and saith that on the xvijth of March 1644 or thereabouts the examjnant beeing then in the house of Richard McGowen in the Dengen in <A> the County of Meath in Company with Gerrald Wesley Robert Tath, Walter Cusacke and Roger McNemarra and others whose names the examjnant remembreth not, about eleuen of the clocke of the night of the day aforesaid, Edward Wesley now prisoner in Dublin and Teige fflanegan both seruants to the said Gerrald Wesley came into the said Richard Gowens house, and vppon theire comeing in as aforesaid the said Gerrald Wesley asked them where they had beene and the said Edward Wesley answeareing him in the Irish Language said hee had been abroad prouided something to buy a skeane, to which and that hee should not bee angry with him, and therevppon hee <B> the said Edward Wesley shewed to the said Garrald Wesley a Coate which hee the said Edward Wesley then said hee had taken from a

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a soldier neere Longwood and that hee had <C> knockt the said soldier in the head soe as hee would complaine noe more for that hee the said Edward Wesley had killed him, The examjnant further saith that hee often heard the said Gerrald Wesl Edward Wesley bragg and boast of his murdering of the said English soldier, The examjnant further saith that the said Edward Wesley did sell his share of the said Coate vnto the said Teige fflanegan for three shillings six pence, And further saith not.
Robert [mark] Cusackes marke
Deposed before vs the day & yeare aforesaid by the interpretacion of Cornett Bellingham vppon oath
Will: Edwards
Tho: Richardson

ackowledged recognisance of 50 li. to appere vppon reasonable notice &c.

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The examjnacion of Robert Cusacke
against Edward Wesley

Deponent Fullname: Robert Cusacke
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Yeoman
Deponent County of Residence: Meath
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Richard McGowen, Gerrald Wesley, Robert Tath, Walter Cusacke, Roger McNemarra, Edward Wesley, Cornett Bellingham, Teige fflanegan
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Witness, Witness, Witness, Witness, Witness, Denounced, Interpreter, Mentioned