Robert Soden , 1591 -
ROBERT SODEN (1591-1643??)
Robert Soden (Sodden) was born in Bourton-on-Dunsmore,Warwickshire in 1591,the son of ? Soden. He is first recorded in Ireland in the company of Lt.Col.Henry Smithwicke in 1651 as a private soldier and later mentioned in the Decree of Innocents ,the Claims of Adventurers and the 1689 Will of his brother,Thomas Soden.
According to the pedigree of Rosemary Ffolliott, Robert through his son ,James ,is the progenitor of the Soden family ,though at this time there is a Thomas Soden Junior recorded in the Hearth Money Rolls of 1665 for Sligo. On the other hand,Ronald Soden in his work believes Robert died in Warwickshire in 1643, though he says little is known about the movements of the Sodens of Bourton at this time as a result of the Civil War.
There is no recorded burial for Robert in Ireland. However in the the year 1691,Elizabeth Soden is born to Robert and Jeane in Templemore ,Derry City. The presence of a Robert may well indicate the grandson or grandnephew of Robert Senior,especially as this name occurs in Enniskillen,Co.Fermanagh later in 1732.
[The Church at Bourton-on-Dunsmore, Warwickshire, England]