Deposition of James Dowdall

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

Date: 1644-03-09
Identifier: 814228r140


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: King's Co
Deposition Type: Dublin Original
Nature of Deposition: Assault, Robbery, Stripping
Deposition Transcription:

fol. 228r

(Note: Lacunae in this text have been made good from the copy at fols 115v-116r.)
<And as concerning> Some passadges discoueringe the continuation of the same cruell disposition in the Irish since the cessation where with they began at the first of this Rebellion. This Deponent saith That James Dowdall thereunto further saith That
John Huetson minister about the first of January Last 1643 comm{inge from the} Naase to Rathcoole mett with [ ] Captaine Scurlocke {whoe saluted} him kindely & rade with him vntill hee brought him wi{thin his ambush} <L> where he Layd hould of him & tooke away 3 Cowes from h{im, his sword and} pistols & Carried himselfe alonge prisoner, where they g{aue him spite}full bloudy Languages, whereby hee belieued they meane{ing to kill him} but findinge a litle opertunitie hee out slipt them with that his horse & they chased him to Rathcoole castle.
<And further saith that> Mr Baall of Duramstowne went to Cusacke of Garretstowne within the English one Quarters & agreed with him for 30 English Cowes to buy at the rate of abou{t} 80 li. Mr Baall came with his money at this tyme to Garretstowne <M> to Cusacke whoe promised to meete him there. when hee came thether he went to the house but cusackes men Refused to Le{t him} in, hee desired them to take his money, they refused, but bad {him} goe to the alehouse & Mr Cusacke would bee at home that nig{ht} hee did soe, but about midnight there came vpon him a dossen {men} and as I am Credibly informed cusackes brother was one of the{m} & they Robbed of his money & abused him much This was about the {first of January} Last
Mr Niccols a minister at screene castle about the fir{st of February} Last 1643 was robbed & stripped by the said Cusackes people & {threatened if he} went not to [Cath] Masse hee nor any of his count{ry shold Liue} amongst them.
<He further saith that> Walter Stanely of Dublin Merchant a papist had int{erest in some} Land in the Countie of Wexford & beinge a papist {went thither} to Liue with his wife & family about december Last, And about the 3d of february last 1643 the Irish broke into his house & be robbed & stripped both him & his family of th all theyre goodes & apparell
Ja: Dowdall
Jur 9o Marcii 1643 vt Supra

Let this be added to Mr Dowdalls examination.

fol. 228v

An addition to Mr Dowdalls examination

Kinges County
Mr. James Dowdall
Jur 9o Marcij 1643

George Hussy deposed martij 16o

Deponent Fullname: James Dowdall
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent County of Residence: Unknown
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: John Huetson, * Scurlocke, Mr Baall, * Cusack, Walter Stanely, * Niccols
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Victim, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Mentioned, Victim