– Home of the Rudden Name

The 1641 Depositions and their historical backdrop (video content)

The 1641 Depositions are witness testimonies mainly by Protestants, but also by some Catholics, from all social backgrounds, concerning their experiences of the 1641 Irish rebellion.

It is interesting to find in a testimony by an Arthur Culme the perhaps unsurprising news that ” Henry Ashe of Cavan & Patrick Ruddin* of Cavan whom I have seene to beare Armes with the Rebells And is Crediblie informed that they are rebelles”

Is this the earliest mention of a ‘Rudden’ in Ireland…?

*The spelling in this document is often Phonetic.

Visit theTrinity College website for more information :

The following videos are of an RTE documentary telling the story of the Cromwellian Invasion.
(Please note they have been uploaded in 10 minute segments).

Cromwell in Ireland

The following programmes in Irish document the Ulster Plantation (with English Subtitles).

Barbado’ed  – Scotlands Sugar Slaves

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