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Chepstow; now habitable; Lord marquis of Worcester owes it.

Ragland; idem; Marquis of W. lives in it.

Monmouth; idem owes it; habitable.

Uske; Philip Earle of Pembrooke owes it; habitable.

Carlien [Caerleon]; idem; ruined.

Newport; idem; ruined.

Abergaveny; Nevill, Baron thereof, owes it; ruined.

Arnold; Lord Abergaveny owes it; ruined.

Casgwyn, or white castle; Marquis of Worcester owes it; ruined.

Gresmond; idem owes it; ruined.

Skenfrith [Senffreth]; idem owes it; ruined.

These three last were belonging to the Dutchy of Lancaster.

Langebby [Langibby]; Sir Trevor Williams in it; strong and inhabited and fortified; sixty men in it.

Cast-roggy; Marquis of Worcester; ruined.

Pencoad [Pencoed]; Sir Edward Morgan lives in it; veery faire, now high sheriffe.

Pen Howe [Penhow]: Sir Edmund Morgan lives in it; very faire.

Beeston (Beetson neare Seaverne) [Bishton]; Bishop of Landaffe owes it, and habitable. Bishopstowne.

Callicot [Caldicot].

Trewilliam.

Grenefeild Castle, no ruines left.

Thursday, July 3, his majestie went to Ragland Castle and lay there.

Upon the pictures of the family of the Earles of Worcester in the gallery at Ragland Castle is upon the two antientest the armes and his name written: vizt. Description of drawing.

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                                    Ragland Church, com. Monmouth.

Against the north wall in a chappel a faire monument, the statue of one man in armour, and parliament robes, and knight of the garter: Description of drawing.

Another faire one, two statues of a man and woman, under an arch betweene the chancel and this chappel. he in parliament robes, garter, badge, sans glorie, an earles crowne, and the Privy Seale purse. Edward Somerset, died about 16 years since. Same quarterings; supporters, the black goat chayned or, greene dragon chayned or. Leopard upon a chapeu crest; Motto, "Mutare veltimere sperno." Description of drawing.

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This is an old proverbe in this shire:

   Pyn ddel y brenin i Taglan, yna bytt dnedd y Cymre.

   Woe be to the Welchmen when the King comes to Ragland.

These are old in the Hall windowes of this strong and princely castle: Description of drawing.

This is carved, old, on the wall on the outside: Description of drawing.

Herbert was the antient owner of this castle.

His Majestie stayd at Ragland till Wednesday, July 16, 1645.

About the 8 of July the two troopes were going to Black Rock, and the King intended to goe over, had not Goring's newes stopt.

Within a myle of Margham, where Sir Edward Seabright lives, in com. Glamorgan, upon the crosse in the street of this village, thus: Description of drawing.

Almost in every parish the crosse or sometime two or three crosses perfect in Brecknockshire, Glamorganshire, &c.

H.W. and R.S. Friday, 4 July, to Brecknock, where Colonel General Herbert Prise lives, and is Governour, Colonel Turbervil Morgan is Governour under him.

                      Brecknock Church, without the towne.

In a window, north yle church, old: Description of drawing.

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In the crosse yle, south side, is a large playne altar tombe of course stone, arched, and under the arch two statues; he in armes chayned; the shields about the sides are painted, and almost gone. Description of drawing

It looks old as Black Prince; under his head a helme and garbe upon it.

Another there, the body of a man cutt in wood crosse-legged, a shield on his left arm, very old and decayed.

In the chancel is a monument of three storyes one above another; each hath the statues of a man and woman; this coate: Description of drawing

Prise his ancestors.

In the body of the church a multitued of flat stones, the west end broader then the east, and a crosse flowry carved on them; the inscription is circumscribed, commonly in Latine, and in many the armes of his family. Description of drawing

And some has a Welch rhyme to ornifie them.

[July] 5. To Golden Grove, the sweet and plentiful seate of Vaughan, Earl of Carbery in Ireland. Description of drawing

Vaughan, Earl of Carbery in Ireland. Description of drawing

Golden Grove church, nil; but Sir John Vaughan built it, and his armes ut supra.

Wednesday, July 16. His Majestie, attended with the Duke of Richmond, Earles of Lindsey, Lichfield, Kernwagh [Carnwath], Lords Digby and Bellasis, his two troopes, went to Sir William

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Morgan's howse com. Monmouth, and dyned, and that night to Cardiffe; the castle is the ancient possession and barony of the Earle of Pembrooke.

To meet the commissioners to rayse men, and settle the towne.

Thursday night his majestie lay at Sir William Morgan's.

Friday to Ragland.

About Thursday, July 10, Sir Thomas Fairfax and Lord Goring had a touch about Ilchester com. Somerset; lost two great guns and not 200 men. Goring putt his ordnance into Bridgwater, and his cariages, and (blank) hundred foot; himselfe and the rest retreated to Teverton com. Devon.

An army of Scotts at this time at Droit Wiche com. Wigorn. Parl. Shipps tooke many of Swansey boates, and some from Cardiffe.

About the 16 of July, Prince Rupert beate Sir Robert Pye's quarters at Wells, with some horse out of Bristol.

Gridgwater beseiged by Fairfax from about the 11 of July.

July 17. Came a gent. to Cardiffe with newes to the King that Lord Montrose had beate the Scotts neare Endenburgh, killd Bayly their Leiftenant-Generall, rowted the rest. Montrose was about 8,000 foot, two troopes of horse.

Tuesday, July 22. His majestie went to Creeke, Mr. Moore's howse, attended with the Duke of Richmond, Earls of Lindsey and Lichfield, Lord Digby and Astley, his servants, and other gentlemen, and met Prince Rupert from Bristoll. The resolution was to send over the horse as soone as may be, and putt all the new raysed foot in that principality into garrisons. His Majestie returned that night to Ragland, his highnes the Prince to Bristoll.

Thursday, 24 July, came intellegence to Bristoll that Sir Thomas Fairfax had taken Bridgwater the day before. Propositions were sent into the towne, that the inhabitants and townesmen should have quarter. The townsmen sett it on fyre in divers places. In the meane time they stormed it the got it. Most of the towne was burnt, except some howses neare the castle.

The Scotts at this time, about Wednesday, 23 July, stormed a

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howse called Cannon Froome, a garrison of the King's in Herefordshire; Colonel Barnard, Governour: all were putt to the sword.

Thursday, 24 July, the King came to Black Rock, intending to gett over towards Bristoll; the gentlemen of Wales earnestly persuaded his stay, and ymediately raysed the hoop hoop.

The newes of Bridgwater's unexpected losse rather stayed him.

Colonel Taylor's regiment of foot in Bristoll, townesmen; six colours:

Drawings of two standards bearing,

1. Argent, in fess point a heart gules in bend, on a canton a cross. Motto, "Pro Deo et Rege."

2. The same, with the addition of another heart in bend.

The rebells are making a garrison of a howse three myle from Bathe, Bromham More.

            In the Colledge Church, upon the Greene in Bristoll.

Divers windowes; amongst other coates, cheifly and most frequent this of Berkley: Description of drawing

Under an arch south side of the quire, old, the cheveron and crosses embosse out: Description of drawing

A little below lyes another like the former, the charge as aforesaid, embossing and cutt upon the sheild; the cheveron stands in cheife: Description of drawing

Under an arch neare the north yle, body of the church, two statues of a man and woman upon an altar-tombe. The chevron and ten crosses carved upon his breast.

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Upon the portall or gatehowse of the monastery, two statues, one of a king, the other of a churchman. Under each these coates: Description of drawing

             St Markes Church, upon the Greene, ibidem, commonly called the Gaunts.

Against the north wall, chancel, the statue of a bishop, called Bishop Berkley; no mention of him by shield or inscription. Description of drawing

Sunday, July 27, 1645. His Majestie lay at Reperrie [Ruperra]. a faire seate of Mr. Morgan, com. Monmouth. The Castle of Abergeney burnt, viz. the habitable part. The garrison drawne out and quitted.

About this time the garrison of Kilpeck Castle, in Herefordshire, slighted.

Tuesday, July 29. His Majestie, attended by the Duke of Richmond; Earl of Lindsey, High Chamberlain; Earl of Lichfield; Lord Kernwagh; and his regiment of guards, went from Ruperrie to Cardiffe, there dyned, and in the afternoone went to a rendesvouz of the country men and inhabitants of Glamorganshire: there he mett the gentlemen of the county in a body on horsebak, and the rest drawne up in a battaile, winged with horse and reserve. His Majestie returned that night to Cardiffe.

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              Landaffe Cathedral, com. Glamorgan.

North window of the Ladies Chappel. Very old, twise, and very large. Description of drawing

A chappel where they have Welch prayers onely.

Under an arch, north side of this chappel, upon an altar tombe two statues in alablaster: he in armour and collar of S fairely guilt, his helme and creast under his head. About the verge this:- Description of drawing

Another upon an altar tombe against the north wall in a chappel, mantle, helme, and creast under his head. Dove his creast.

For great David Mathew, standard bearer to K. Description of drawing

In the east window of that chappel: Description of drawing

In the north yle of the quire a statue of a bishop. A naked body, with a miter on his head, going out of his mouth, and layd hold on by an angel, for his soule.

This coate, large, carved on the wall: Description of drawing

In the quire three statues of bishops lying on the ground cutt into the stone.

Six monuments of bishops in all in this church. Whereof [one] is a flat stone inlayed in brasse, the brasse gone.

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The oldest is cutt into a stone in blew marble lying on the ground; upon the steps of the altar.

In a chappel, east end of the south yle of the quire: Description of drawing

Against the wall the statue of a woman, old, for Cristian Maudlem, the first beginner of the family of Mathew.

East window aloft; over the altar, large and old: Description of drawing

Painted upon the bishop's seate the Virgin Mary carryed up by angels; the picture of a bishop praying neare, with a miter and crosier.

                           Virgo Scandens sis Marshall celica pandens.

Betweene two pillars in the north side of the quire, upon a faire altar-tombe, two statues in alablaster, fairely carved and gilt collar of S, and this [viz. a cross pattee] hanging on it. His helme and creast under his head. About the verge this: Description of drawing

About the sides, angels hold the shields, painted: Description of drawing

A dove the creast, upon a wreath.

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             St. Faggin's Church, com. Glamorgan, two myle from Landaffe.

East window of the church this, twice: Description of drawing

Neare the church stands a faire howse within the old walls of a castle, called St. Faggin's, the heire of Mr. Edward Lewis, Esq. owes it. Lewis his coate: Description of drawing

In the orchard of this howse, under an old ewe tree, is a spring or well within the rock called Saint Faggin's Well: many resort from all parts to drinke it for the falling sicknes, and cures them at all seasons. Many come a yeare after they have dranke of [it,] and relate there health ever since.

At this rendesvouz, in com. Glamorgan, some articles or propositions were tendered to his Majestie, which if he would please to grant, they would march and continue in a body for the defence of his Majestie and their countrey.

Propositions were [one only is given]:-

That the garrison of Cardiffe might be governed by a countrey gentleman of their owne.

Wednesday, 30, July. this body of the inhbatants of Glamorganshire had their rendesvouz within four myles of Cardiffe.

They lay in the field this night, and provision brought unto them.

Thursday, this body chose their officers of their owne countrey. Every hundred chose their owne captains, &c. Their rendesvouz was at kevenon, four myles from Cardiffe, the same place as the day afore. This day the King and they agreed upon their propositions. Friday the rendesvouz was Llantrissent. They first called themselves the Peaceable Army.

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                                Cheife Inhabitants of Glamorgansh.

David Evans, Esq. commissioner of aray, of Neath towards Caermarthenshire. 1,000l. per annum.

Bushie Maunsell, Esq. of Burton [Britton] Ferrie. 1,100l. per annum.

Sir..... Maunsell, Baronet of Margham. 4,000l. per annum. Infra etat. Sir Edward Seabright married his mother.

....Llougher, Esq. of [?....Esq. of Lloughor.] 400l. per annum.

Sir Edward Stradling, Bart. of St. Donat's Castle. 4,000l. per annum if out of lease.

......Turbervill, Esq. of the Skerr. Descended from one of the twelve knights that came in with Fitzhamond at the Conquest. 600l. per annum.

Edward Kerne [Carne], Esq. of Wenney [Ewenny]. 1,000l. per annum. fine seate, a priory.

.....Winne of Llansannor, Esq. 600l. per annum.

Sir Edward Thomas, Baronet, of Bettus. 1,600l. per annum.

Sir Richard Bassett, of the Beaupare [Beaupré], Knight. 1,000l. per annum.

John Van, Esq. of marcrosse. 500l. per annum.

Sir john Aubrey, Baronet, of Llantrithid. 1,000l. per annum.

William Powell, barister-at-law, of Bonvilstowne. 300l. per annum.

David jenkins, of hensoll, judge of three counties, Caermarthenshire, Cardigan, and Pembroke. 2,000l. was paid, 1,200l. per annum, raysd a nihilo.

Miles Button, Esq. of Cottrel, 400l. per annum, ancient in this place. Buttons of Wiltshire descended hence.

Robert Button, Esq. of Worlton. 400l. per annum.

Sir Thomas lewis, Kingit, of Penmarke. 800l. per annum.

Nicholas Lewis, Esq. his elder brother, of Carne Lloyd. 400l. per annum.

William thomas, Esq. of Wenfoe. 2,500l. per annum.

William Herbert, of Coggan Peele [Cogan Pill], Esq.' his father slayne at Edghill. 1,000l. per annum, near the sea.

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Edward Lewis, Esq. de Van and St. Faggin's [St. Fagan's], 5,000l. p.a. all improvable.

Humfrey Mathew, Esq. Colonel of the county, had his command from the King; of Castle Mennich [Mynach], or Monkes Castle. 800l. per annum.

.....Mathew, Esq. of Aberaman. 800l. per annum.

Edw. Prichard, Esq. of Llancayach. 800l. per annum.

Sir William Lewis, Kt. of Killachuargod. 400l. per annum.

Thomas Lewis, Esq. of Llanissent (? Llantrisaint). 500l. per annum.

William Herbert, Esq. of the Fryars, in Caerdiffe. 1,000l. per annum.

David mathew, Esq. of Landaffe. 600l. per annum.

Marmaduke Mathewes of Landaffe, Esq. a lease.

Sir Nicholad Kemys, Baronet, of Kaven Mabley [Cefn Mabley], a fine seate. 1800l. per annum

.....Morgan, Esq. of Ruperrie, a faire seate. 1000l. per annum.

George Lewis, Esq. of Llistalyfron. 400l. per annum.

Walter Thomas, Esq. of Swansey, was governour. 600l. per annum. His son high sheriffe.

Jenkin Morgan, Esq. 300l. per annum. Serjeant-at-arms to the King. Towards the mountaynes westward.

William Basset, Esq. of Bromisken. 600l. per annum, 20,000l. in (blank) p.

All aforesaid, and so generally against any that are against the King.

Men from 40l. per annum to 200l., above 100 men more in this county.

                   Garrisons in Glamorganshire.

K. Cardiffe; Sir T. Tyrell made governour by Generall Gerard.

Sir Anthony Mauncell was first governour; killed at Newbery: William Mathew of St. Faggin's [Fagan's].

Sir Nich. Kemys was governour when Gerard came, and put out himselfe, and then Tyrel putt in.

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K, Swansey; Walter Thomas first governour; putt in by the King before Gerard came. Then Colonel Richard Donnel was made by (blank).

This county never dealt with the militia. Never admitted.

Thursday, July 31, in the Castle of Cardiffe the King knighted his cornet, Sir John Walpoole.

                               Cardiffe Church, com. Glamorgan.

In the lower north window of the north yle, this very old and large, the lowere part of the bodyes and the glasse is gone, ut hic: description of drawing

In the north yle of the chancel is a large monument for one of the family of Herbert, Knight, not long since erected, and that is all worth observation there.

Some matches of the family of Herbert in the windowes of Cardiffe Castle, not old.

In the church of Abergaveny, com. Monmouth, are antient monuments, statues of this family of Herbert.

Munday, 4 Aug. King's guards marched toward Brecknock.
Tuesday 5. His Majestie left Cardiffe, and went that night over the mountaynes to Brecknock.

Wednesday to Radnor; by the way dynes at Sir [Henry] Williams, Baronet's, howse, and faire seate in Brecknock shire [Gwernyet].

Thursday to Ludlowe. In this march he was accompanied with these horse:
General Gerard's            Sir Marmaduke Langdale's

His life guards    300      Sir William Vaughan's.

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Sir thomas Glemham's foot, that came from Carlisle to Cardiffe, marched as the King's life-guard.

His horse in all 300.

Friday 8, to Bridgnorth, a pretty towne, one church beside that in the castle. Sir Lewis Kirke is governour.

In the hall windowes of Ludlow Castle: description of drawing

Satterday rested. Sunday to Lichfeild, 24 myles.

Munday rested. Tuesday to Tedbury.

Wednesday to Ashborne, com. Derb.

Three garrisons of the enemies lately erected in com. Salop. since Shrewsbury was lost:-
R. Stoke Castle.
R. Broncroft, the howse of Mr. John Lutley in Dilbury parish.
R. Benthall.

           Ashborne Church, com. Derb.:

East window, chancel. Description of drawing

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South window, crosse yle, old: Description of drawing

North window crosse yle, coming in, old: Description of drawing

In the south crosse yle, upon an altar tombe, two statues, he in armour; this and divers coates painted on the side, old: Description of drawing

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In the east window of the north crosse, yle, aloft: Description of drawing

A faire altar-tombe, two statues, under his head forth of a wreath a cock's head.

Another there, north yle, two statues of men, he on the right hand in armes of the fashion of Black Prince. Three cocks carved on his breast. One of the statues was serjeant-at-law, the other a soldjer. See the fashion of the serjeant's habit. Description of drawing

Another for Cockayne, with divers quarterings. Rather for one that married a Cockayne, this coate: Description of drawing

Two more, one whereof late, for Cockaine. (b)

Now Mrs. cockaine lives in a faire brick howse in this towne.

a. these coates are given in C. 34, f. 95, Coll. Arm., as also the preceding coats in glass, though with some variations. See also the pedigrees of Bradburne and Sacheverell, vincent 146.
b. All these tombs are described in C.34, Coll. Arm. See also the pedigree of Cockayne, same MS., and in vincent 146.

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                           Lichfeild Catherdral

In the body of the Church and yles few or no coates of armes.

Some of the royall family in the west window, and some in the north window, crosse yle.
Four or five matches of this family in the south window, south yle of the quire: Description of drawing

At the east end, in the crosse yle, beyond the altar, upon an altar-tombe, the statue of a knight in chayned armour, not unlike the fashion of the Black Prince, and a lady by him; many shields on the sides painted, much defaced and abused when the reells were there.Description of drawing

In the middle of the crosse yle was a faire and lofty monument, not long since erected for the memory of the family of Paget, but now pulld a peices and the statues throwne about. Description of drawing

Three or four monuments, statues for bishops, and two or three for deanes, is all worth observing besides in this pretty cathedrall.

Without the wall on the south side are two statues for deanes of this church.

Wednesday, August 13, in this march a body of 500 of the enemies horse fell upon our reare, neare Barton garrison, by Tedbury; were well received by us, twenty of ours hurt, three or four

a. Ralph Lord, Bassett of Drayton, K.G. ob. 1390. See a drawing of this monument, C.36,f.58,Coll.Arm.

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on both sides kill'd; wee toke twelve prisoners and lost some, and a captain. Generall Gerard's reere.

The Scotts beate up Prince Maurice's troope of Reformadoes, commanded by Lord Molineux, at their quarters at Bewdley; tooke them almost all.

When the King came from Lichfield he drew out thence-

Foot 100, which march now with him.

Sir Thomas Glemham's foot were made dragoons in Brecknockshire, and march too with us.

Thursday, August 14. His majestie marched over the peake to Chatsworth, com. Derb., a very faire howse of stone amongst the barren hills belonging to the Countesse of Devon.

                 [Chatsworth.]

In the gallery of this howse is a pedigree of the family of Cavendish written on the wall, and the coate depicted underneath on the wainscot. 1575 gallery.

A saltire engrailed azure, on a chief three roses [Hardwicke].
This coate is often about the howse.

The howse was built 1° Queen Mary.

              In the Gallery.

Sir William Cavendish, Treasurer of his Majesties chamber, second son to Thomas Cavendish, of Cavendish, in ye county of Suff. Esq. Description of drawing

Sir ThomasCavendish, knight of the Rodes, slayne in Hungaria against the Turkes. Description of drawing

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Sir William Cavendish, Treasurer of the King's Majesties chamber, married Elizabeth, daughter of John Hardwick, of Hardw,. Esq.

Cavendish, with a crescent for a difference; impaling Hardwick.

Friday to Wellbeck, a garrison, the howse of the Marquis of newcastle, where Colonel Fetesvil [Fretchville] is Governor.

King's guards at Warsop [Worksop], com. Notting.

Welbeck was surprised by Newarke horse under the command of Sir richard Willys, about three weekes since. In a wood neare the port stood his horse in ambush, and when the trevall was beate, and [they] lett downe their bridge for their scouts, our horse under the command of Major Jarnot, a Frenchman, rid hard, and, though they pulld up the bridge a foot high, yet they gott in and tooke it. They disputed every yard, and our men alighted, and with their pistolls scalld and gott in.

Satterday rested, 17 August.

Warsop manor, com. Derb.: is a faire stone howse belonging to the Earle of Arundell.

Here are three large noble howses, very neare, within (blank) myles of each:-

Warsop Manor.

Welbeck, the Marquis of Nescastle.

[Thoresby] the howse of Marquis Dorchester.

Scotts removed their seige of Hereford, and are advaunced towards Chester.

Fairfax is before Sherbourne Castle, where Sir Lewis Byve is Governour.

Sunday, after sermon at Welbeck, the King went into Yorkeshire, and lay at (blank).

General Gerard lay at Tickhill, com. Ebor.: where the enemy has a castle comanded by a high constable.

The King's guards to Doncaster, com. Ebor

Munday morning the King came to Doncaster.

The foot which were at Pontfract Castle when it was yeilded were putt into Welbeck under Colonel Fretesvill's command, and

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When his Majestie marched to Doncaster he drew them out, vizt. 250, four blew colours and one red:

A standard azure, on a conton a cross, issuant therefrom a pennon wavy argent.
Munday, August 19, 1645.

His Majesties army consisted of these:-

His lifeguard of horse commanded by Lord Bernard Stuart, Earl of Lichfield, consisted of the King's troope, Queenes troope, Lord Lichfield's troope, Sir Thomas Glemham's horse commanded by
Sir Henry Stradling. Toto effectually................................300
Generall Gerard (Lord Brandon) (a).................................800
Sir Marmaduke Langdales's brigade...............................700
Sir William Vaughan's brigade, with Prince Maurice's
regiment......................................................................400

Effectually fighting Horse toto.....................................2,200

            Foot.
Welbeck.....................................................................250
Lichfield, drawne out when the King came thence...........150
                                                                                  400


Some ammunition carried upon horses, three or four carts full of pikes, which the King had from Tedbury, which were Colonel Nevill's of Holt.

         A medicine for the Botts in horse.

Two spoonfull of honey in a good quantity of milke, given in a horne. This is sweet, and drawes the wormes out of the mawe, and fill their bellies, and drawes them on a heape.
Then a while after give him the  like quantity of sweet ale or beere, and in it a handfull of salt, and that will kill them all.

a. Not so created until Oct. 8, in that year.

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            For a blow in a horse's eye.

Burne salt, and blow it in.

Pro eod.-Ground ivy, salindane, goose dung, of equall proportion, the juice spouted into the eye, and a quarter of an howre after burnt salt.
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The following notes are at the beginning of the book:

Brackley, in Northamptonshire, bordering upon Buckingham, divers knights templars buried.

Stotterne [Stathern], in Leicestershire, two myles from Belvoyr Castle, where Dr. Dereham (a) lived, that received one Horner to be a schoole-mr. to some youthe in his howse. This Horner maintained many atheisticall opinions, dyed suddenly, and his grave is still to be seene in that churchyard bare and suncke, without any grasse ever that grew there since. Dr F.

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Here follow some "harbingers' papers" relative to the billeting of the troops, but which are too indistinct and uninteresting to admit of being printed. On another leaf is a drawing of a banner with the following regimental colours, viz. Per bend or and azure, on a bend the motto UT Rex sit Rex.

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a. Robert Derham was Fellow of Peter House, Cambridge, and incumbent of Stathern.

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                         Sunday, August 17, 1645.

His Majestie, after sermon at Welbeck, marched that night to ....Guards to Doncaster. Drew out Pontfract and Scarborough foot from Welbeck.

Monday, Tuesday, rested at Doncaster.

             Doncaster Church, com. Ebor.

North window, north yle, chancel. Description of drawing.

East window, north yle: Description of drawing.

Aloft, north windowes, middle yle, church: divers matches with both these: Description of drawing.

In the south yle of the chancel, an altar monument for Booth: Description of drawing.

Wednesday, August 20, to Retford, the King's quarter, com. Nottingham.

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Thursday 21, the King and court went to Newarke. The King's regiment of hoseguards to Suthwell. This is a faire cathedral church, peculiar to the Bishop of Yorke.

Friday, to Belvoir Castle, where one Lucas, sometime horsekeeper to the Earle of Roteland, is Governour.

Carved in stone over the dore of Belvoir Castle: Description of drawing.

The castle is part in Lincoln, part in Rotel', part in Nottingh.

[Bottesford] Church com. Nottingham, a myle short of Belvoir Castle, as you come from Newark.

Carved upon the church doore old, as also with the peacock for a creast upon the pillars of the church: Description of drawing.

North window, north yle, church: Description of drawing.

In a low window beneath the north dore, church, three pictures not very large, one of Roos, two of the blood royall, one Crouchback, I thinke. Description of drawing.

Against the south wall, at the east end of the chancel, upon an altar-tombe, lyes a statue cutt in alablaster, in the fashion of the Black Prince, his creast under his head, a peacock.

Another right over against the former, and not unlike the fashion, for another Roos.

Upon the sides is divers small statues holding escocheons with single coates.

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In the chancel, on the north side, upon an altar-tombe, lies the statue of a woman. Upon the side this coate is carved, old, and embosses on this forme [a heater shield]:

Roos.

To shew that anciently women did beare armes, and also of this forme.

Upon the same monument lies a small statue about a foot and halfe or two foot long cutt in blew marble. they say it was for him that built Belvoir Castle. Description of drawing.

In this chancel are six faire monuments of the family of Mannors, Earles of Rutland, successively. The first lyes in the middle in a rownd cap, Hen. VIII. beard, his robe for the garter, and under it a surcoate with his armes painted upon it. Upon her surcoate, who was the heire of Roos, are her armes depicted also. 1500 and od.

In the middle of this village is a crosse, and at the foot of it, above the gresses, are four shields cutt and these armes embossing, very old: Description of drawing.

North yle, church window, divers coates, especially the coates of leake, both with and without a border. Description of drawing.

South side, chancel, a monument of Markham, and the armes old in the window: Description of drawing.

In the south window, the crosse yle, church, in very old glasse, towards the botome, these following, and in this manner fairely depicted in six severall panes: the sheild of Deyncourt four times

a. For an account of these monuments, &c., see Nichols's Leicestershire.