About a fortneth after the Sesation, two Irish troopers coming as convoye for Captain Wane capten for ye parliment to bring him safe to Caperqueene, intised [ three of Captn Croker's sons and] Ensigne Coale of Capt Crokers company & one James a butcher & Clement a miller, & one Richard Riley [ with divers others] to goe to meet them at Mountain Castle, nere Croghnesleddy [ att a day appointed] where they might boath sell some tobacco & buy some cattell, And staying there nere ye Castle to drink a bottell of beere, One of the aforesd Irish troopers, Phillip Newman, brought Capt ffennell (since Left Coll.) with his troupe to suroun them, who then and there killed the said Ensign Coole, James ye butcher, and Clement ye miller, and hanged ye aforesd Ryly. The cause of his knowledge is (Crossed Out Between *)*first ye a footboy escaped and tould this examt* that he heard his Capts sons & Hew Wyldes & George Gyles & John Shepard declayr & confirm the aforesd murthers soe to have been committed as abovesayd, they being taken prisoners & having quarter given at the same time by ye said ffennell.
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This exaicon was taken before me the day & year above written.
Author: Catherine and Liam Nugent