Deposition of Lieutenant Anthony Stratford

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

Date: 1643-02-07
Identifier: 839036r026


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Derry, Donegal & Tyrone
Deposition Type: Dublin Original
Nature of Deposition: Arson, Captivity, Robbery, Succour
Commissioners: Randall Adams, William Aldrich
Deposition Transcription:

fol. 36r

Lieuetenant Anthony Stratford of Castle Caulfeild within the parish of Donoghmore in the County of Tyrone Esquire made faith before us that upon the three and twentieth day of October, 1641. early in the morning he with his wife children and family were taken prisoners in his owne house at Castle Caulfeild by Patrick Donelly his neare neighbour [ ] who was Captaine of a hundred men or therabouts <a> under Sir Phelimy รด Neale, then in R ebellion & was att the same time spoyled of all his estate, to the vallue hereafter following; & kept prisoner there [ ] under a strong guard, by Sir ffelimys directions for the space of nyne monethes, after which tyme upon the Newes of the Scotch Army coming thitherwards, the said Donelly, with the rest being affrighted fired the Castle & towne, & so he this deponent with threescore & fifteene soules tooke the woods for their shelter, being guided by a gentlewoman of the donellyes who forsooke all to go with us, & after three or fower dayes skulking where she ledd us, she brought us safe to the Lord Viscount of the Ardes his forces. The particulars of his losses ensue vizt.
In primis in lynnen, pewter, brasse, bedding, housholdstuffe li. s. d.
& utensills to the vallue of ---------------------------------------------- 60-0-0.
Item in wearing apparell of his owne, his wifes, and five
children, worth ------------------------------------------------------------ 60-0-0.
Item xvijeen milch cowes of the Largest English breede ----------- 51-0-0.
Item eight heyfers incalfe ----------------------------------------------- 16-0-0.
Item twelve young almost 2. years old a peece ----------------------- 12-0-0.
Item Eight plow horses --------------------------------------------------- 16-0-0.
Item fower saddle horses ------------------------------------------------- 20-0-0.
Item nyne oxen & a bull, all of English breede ----------------------- 30-0-0.
Item my dwelling house, & other outhowses, which were
burnt by them, & Lately built by his meanes cost -------------------- 60-0-0.
Item two hundred barrells of wheate, rye & barley
besides oates ---------------------------------------------------------------120 li.-0-0.
445 li.-0s.-0d.

fol. 36v

Item in muttons for slaughter, worth ----------------------------------- 07 li.-10 s.-0 d.
Item in swyne old & young xxxiijty worth --------------------------- 10 li.-0-0
Item in hay, worth -------------------------------------------------------- 20 li.-0 s.-0 d.
Item in waynes, Carts, & all other materialls
for husbandry ------------------------------------------------------------- 15-0-0.
Item in bookes, worth---------------------------------------------------- 20-0-0.
In money ------------------------------------------------------------------- 80 li.-15 s.-0.
In plate to the value of --------------------------------------------------- 13-14 s.-0.
In rings & jewells worth ------------------------------------------------- 12-0-0.
A lease for nineteene years to come, worth
xx li. per annum, valu ed at of which hee
hath lost a years proffitt -------------------------------------------------- 20 li.-0-0.
<198 li.-19 s.-0 d.
445-0-0> And this deponent is like to be deprived of and loose the future proffitts of his farme worth xx li. per annum vntill a peace bee established
Totall ---------------------------------------------643 li.-19 s.-0 d. ster.
Anth stratforde
Jur 7o ffebr: 1642
Randall: Adams:
Will Aldrich

Deponent Fullname: Anthony Stratford
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Lieutenant
Deponent County of Residence: Tyrone
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Patrick Donelly, Sir Phelimy
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Rebel, Rebel