Examination of Robert Dale

Citation: TCD, 1641 Depositions Project, online transcript January 1970
[http://1641.tcd.ie/deposition.php?depID?=839082r053] accessed Monday 25th of September 2017 10:14 AM

Dublin Core

Date: 1653-05-21
Identifier: 839082r053


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Derry, Donegal & Tyrone
Deposition Type: Commonwealth
Nature of Deposition: Captivity, Killing
Commissioners: George Rawdon
Deposition Transcription:

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The examinacion of Rob. Dale aged fourty yeares or thereabouts now a soldier in the troop vnder the comand of Collonel Rob: Venables taken vpon oath 21 May 1653
Who saith that at the begining of Rebellion he was a prisoner with the Irish vnder Patt: Moder o Donnelly at Castle Caulfield in the County of <A> Tirone where he taried till about Midsomer 1642 then he & fourteen others were caried prisoners to Charlemount by the said Captain o Donnellyes Ensigne named Tho: Samford & there they remained about fourteen dayes & from thence they were remoued to the Brenty woods & neere Monaghan he this examinant escaped & came to the Guarrison of Dungannon & being demanded if he knew of any murders, about Castle Caulfield saith he heard mr Hugh Allen was sent by the said Patt: moder o Donnelly away from Castle Caulfield in Dec: 1641 by an Irish man whose name he knowes not & that he was murdered within halfe a mile of the said Castle Caulfield & he further heard that the said Patt: o Donelly desired the said mr Allen to goe out with him vpon some designe which he refused & said it was against his Conscience & within an houre after the said Patt sent him away as aforesaid as he was informed by diuers English there & he further <Robert Bridge of Temple Patricke Robert Rannell in the Lord Caulfields troope> saith there was one Roberte Bridge now of Temple Pattrick & one Rob: Rannell in the Lord Caulfields troop that he belieues can relate more of the said matter being dwellers then at Castle Caulfield & further saith not
Taken by
Geo: Rawdon

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(101) B
Rob: Dales examinacion

Patt: moder O Donelly

Deponent Fullname: Robert Dale
Deponent Gender: Male
Deponent Occupation: Soldier
Deponent County of Residence: Tyrone
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: Rob: Venables, Lord Caulfield, Patt: Moder o Donnelly, Tho: Samford, Hugh Allen, Roberte Bridge, Rob: Rannell
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Mentioned, Mentioned, Rebel, Rebel, Victim, Witness, Witness