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in every pane. The man supports one, the woman another, and two saints or angells two more. neare the picture of the woman is an escocheon single, most probable 'twas the sheild of her family. For in that age impaleing of coates was not used. The men differ in sheilds below, but the four above in every pane were all alike. Description of drawing.

Satterday August 23, to Stamford, com. Lincoln. four parish churches in it.

In the hill before ye come into the towne, stands a lofty large crosse built by Edward III., in memory of Elianor his queene, whose corps rested there coming from the North. Upon the top of this crosse these three shields are often carved: Description of drawing.

Sunday, 24, to Huntingdon. In this march, before wee came to Stilton, wee mett with a body of horse lately raysed out of Suffolk and Essex, about 400, commanded by Colonel .....Leiftenant-

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Colonel Lehunt, Major ....., Scotus, and Captain Loe. The Major and about 100 were taken that night. Gosnal, Minor, Wroth, Sym. et al' ceperunt. They a little disputed Huntingdon, but wee entered, notwithstanding a large ditch encompassed it, lately scowred and cast up, and a breast worke and gate in the roade.

Theise rebells ran away to Cambridge; all of them back and breast, headpeice, brace of pistoll, officers more. Every troope consisted of 100.

Sunday, 25, rested at Huntingdon.

Four churches in Huntingdon.

Upon the east end of Alhallowes church, cutt upon a stone, T. Nowell.

Sir William Vaughan's brigade consists of these regiments:

Queenes regiment, Prince Maurice, Sir William Vaughan's, Colonel Samuel Sandys.

Leiftenant-Colonel Slaughter is major-Generall of the  brigade.

Tuesday, August 26, to Uborne [Woburn] com. Bedford, and the King lay at the Earle of Bedford's howse there.

Wednesday, 27, to Wing. The King lay in the Earle of Carnarvon's howse, the army in the adjoyning closes.

Thursday. This morning one of our soldjers was hangd on the tree in Wing towne, for stealing the communion plate there.

This day we marchd by Bostoll [Borstall] Howse, com. Bucks, belonging to the Lady Denham. Sir William Campion is governour. A pallazado or rather a stockado without the graffe; a deepe graffe and wide, full of water; a palizado above the false bray, and another six or seven foot above that, neare the top of the curten.

Some of this fashioned palizadoes at Woodstock stand upon the top of the curten as here, and the like at the foot of the false bray. Description of sketch of fortifications.

At Worcester Prince Maurice has made without the ditch (that is dry on that side that goes to Droitwiche) a low breastwork, and a

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stockado without: the top of the breast work is not a foot about the ground on the otside. Very necessary to safeguard a dry ditch and wall.

The head quarters of our horse was at Burcester [Bicester] - His Majestie this Thursday, 28 of August, went to Oxford, his guards to islip, &c.

Friday rested.

Satterday, 30, to Shipton-upon-Stowre.

Sunday to Worcester, guards at Claynche [Claynes].

Munday, September 1°, rested.

Tuesday rested.

Wednesday, 3, to Bramiets [Bromyard], com. Hereford; there his Majestie and the court lay; the army lay in the feild.

Thursday the King with his own regiment went to Hereford; the Scotts, hearing of his Majesties coming, had removed their seige from Hereford on Tuesday before, being the second of September, and marchd towards Gloucester.

Davie Lesley is their Leiftenant-Generall of the horse.

Craford was Major-Generall; he was slayne at a salley before the towne; they weare gott neare the towne, and had made two breaches, but were repulsed. Two mynes, and drayned the ditch; 3 of 4,000 and 1,500 horse of the Scotts.

The King's army rested this day. Wee quartered at Madley, five myles beyond Hereford.

                                      Madley Church, com. Hereford.

North window, church: Description of drawing.

Some of this family of Delafield built part of this faire churche, and a howse is so called now.

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In the next window, same side: Description of drawing.

A woman holding this coate in the next pane: Description of drawing.

Chancel, old: Description of drawing.

This Thursday came newes that the Scotts horse were returned out of the North and come back neare Worcester.

The King knighted the Leift. Governour of Hereford, Sir Nicholas Throckmorton, and Sir William Layton the Leift.-Colonel of the King's Lifeguards of foot.

Friday the King went to Lemster [Leominster], co. Hereford, and lay that night at Webley; his guards reurned to their old quarters.

Satterday the king determined to goe to Aburgeny, but 'twas altered: the guards to Letton, His Majestie to Hereford.

Sunday to Ragland, guards to Treargaire, &c.

Thursday, Septemb. 11th. The King, attended with his guards, went to Aburgaveny; returned at night to Ragland. His buisines was to committ five cheife hinderers from releving Hereford.

                                 Abergaveny Church, St. Maries.

East window, large and faire shield: Description of drawing.

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East window, north yle: Description of drawing.

North window, old: the borders are: Gules, three fleurs-de-lis or; a maunch gules; and Valance his coate; and Azure, six linos rampant argent. Description of drawing.

At the bottome of the window lies a statue in wood; two cushions under his head, crosse-legd, a loose coate and belt. They call him the builder of the church.

Betweene the north yle and quire, upon two altar tombes, lyes two statues of women. Escocheons on the sides of this form [the ordinary shield of the latter part of the 14th century].

One was killed with a fall following a squirrel from the top of the castle wall. One of the family of Nevill. The other lyes with a peare betweene her hands and a shield very large upon her breast; they say she was choaked with a peare. (a) A Nevill; a hownd at her feet. Description of drawing.

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In old glasse, south yle, chancel. First window: Description of drawing

Second window: Description of drawing.

East window of this chappel, very faire: Description of drawing.

In the south window of the same chappel a statue crosse-legd. This stands upright at his head.Description of drawing.

A greyhound at his feet. Dyed because he killed his greyhound, say they.

Another betweene the pillars of this chappel and the quire. Not much unlike the former staatue. Upon an altar tombe. A sword and long dagger. Not crosse-legged. On his left arme a large shield. Under his head a wiverne: Description of drawing.

A Nevill, say they. [The crest is that of Herbert.]

In the middle of this chappel a stately altar tombe; divers faire statues round about the sides.

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Upon the surface lyes two statues, a man and woman; the man on the left hand.

Under his head a helme, and forth of a wreath a maiden's head, a collar of S about his neck. At his head two angels support this shield [viz. a shield with the coat of herbert].

Behind her head this: Description of drawing.

Bodyes in alablaster.

They call this forementioned monument Sir William Thomas, who was ancestor of the Herberts of Colbroke, Ragland, and Werndee.

1, Werndee; 2, Colbroke and Ragland.

Between the pillars of the quire and this chappel, another very faire altar tombe and two statues, not unlike the last mentioned. These shields are supported by angells round about the sides: Description of drawing.

He is in long black haire. Under his head. Description of drawing.

This they call Sir Richard herbert of Colbroke, in this parish.

Against the south wall of the same chappel, upon an altar tombe, arched and fairely painted, lyes a statue of a man in alablaster, a collar of S about his neck. (a)

These coates upon it: Description of drawing.

a. This is the monument of Sir Richard Herbert of Ewyas, ancestor of the Earls of Pembroke and Cararvon.

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In the middle, under the arch, Description of drawing.

On each side the Virgin Mary the pictures of three sons and a daughter, and their names written over their heads, those on the right hand Margaret Herbert, Mathew Herbert, William Herbert, George Herbert and his wife. On the left hand, John Herbert, Water Herbert, William Herbert, Jane Herbert. (a) Upon the verge this inscription, guilt fairely: Description of drawing.

A faire monument in the same chappel for Judge Powel: Description of drawing.

Another altar tomb in the north chappel for Doctor Lewis, Admiral of the sea in Qu. Eliz. time. (b)

North window, crosse yle, these old: Description of drawing.

Middle south window of the body of the church:


a. These are the eight children of Sir Richard Herbert of Ewyas; William was created Earl of Pembroke, 1551.

b. David Lewis, Judge of the Admirality.

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Description of drawing.

A very faire guilt roode left, and old organs. At the east end of the north yle church lyes a large statue for Jesse, and a branch did spring from him, and on the boughs divers statues, but spoyld.

                             Ewyas Herald [Harold] Church, com. Hereford.

Under an arch against the north wall, chancel, lyes a statue of a woman, very old, holding betweene her hands either a peare or heart [no doubt the latter].

Upon an altar tombe in the church yard, very faire, an inscription and this coate. For Thomas Cardiff, gentleman, buried 1638. Description of drawing.

Upon a high hill neare this church was a castle, but now ruined and gone.

                   Mannington [Monington] Church, com. Hereford.

In this church this coate severally, and some matches of either family are painted on a wall: Description of drawing.

Tompkins married into this family, by whome as I conceive he had this manour and pretty seate. (a).

Thursday, September 11. His Majestie at Aburgaveny comitted Sir Trevor Williams, but he was bayled. Mr. Morgan of T. [?Tredegar.] Mr. Herbert, of Colbroke. Mr. Baker. Mr. (blank), cheife hinderers of the counties of Monmouth and Glamorgan to releve Hereford.

During the time of the King's being at Ragland, when he first came he sent Sir Marmaduke Langdale with his horse to Cardiffe,

a. Not so. His grandfather was of Monington, and married a coheiress of Baskerville. C.25.f.26.Coll.Arms.

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with Lord Astley and 100 foot out of Monmouth, (blank) foot out of Ragland, Chepstow, &c., to parley with the Glamorganshire peace army, who were agane reson. Both armyes mett eight myle off Cardiffe in Glamorganshire. The peace army seing Lord Astleyes resolution to fight, though not considerable in number, agreed to lay downe their armes and provide 1,000 men and armes within a moneth for the King, money, &c.

The next day or two after the enemy sent them ammunition and armes by sea, landed in Pembrokeshire. Then these rogues, hearing of the losse of Bristoll, joyned with the Pembrokeshire forces. Sir Marmaduke Langdale marched toward Brecknock.

Friday, September 12th. In the afternoone his Majestie, attended with his guards, left Ragland and marched some miles towards Hereford, but returned. The guards to Aburgaveny. Satterday the King rested at Ragland. Gerard's horse at this time the King was at Ragland were about Ludlowe: 2,000 of the enemyes horse about Lemster.

Sunday, 14. About noone his Majestie in the morning, attended by his guards, marched some miles towards Bromyat [Bromyard]; but by reason Gerard's horse had not orders soone enough to appear at the rendesvouz, &c., his Majestie returned to Hereford, accompanied with Prince Maurice and Generall Gerard, &c. His Majestie read a coppy of a letter from montros, of his thorough victory in Scotland. Guards to Madley.

Tuesday Sir Marmaduke Langdale's horse came to quarter about Biford, &c.

Generall Gerard's horse at......

Pointz his horse, above 2000, was come to Lemster.

This morning wee received orders to move, but remanded, so rested.

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Tuesday, September 16. His majestie dispatched letters of  buisiness to Oxford, and sent them by Sir Henry Wrothe, whome he now knighted in the bishop's pallace in Hereford.

Wendesday, Sept. 17. The whole army mett at a rendesvouz upon Arthurstone Heath, neare Durston [Dorston] Castle, com. Hereford; and from thence his Majestie marched to Ham [Holm] Lacy, the seat of the Ld Viscount Scudamore.

This day, the nearest enemy ( and whose buisines it was to attend the King's motion), vizt. Points and Rosseter's horse, were about Lemster, com. Hereford.

Guards to Rolston.

Thursday, 18th. The rendesvouz was over Wye, at Stokedye in Herefordshire. marched thence over the river Aroe [Arrow], betwixt Morden [marden] and Wellin [g] ton, eod. com.

Inteligence this morning at the rendesvouz that the said enemy had marched all night, and were about betweene us and Worcester.

This night to Prestayne com. Radnor.

                        Prestayne [Presteign] Church, com. Radnor.

West window, old: Description of drawing.

North window chancel, old: Description of drawing.

This in the north window chancel, very faire: Description of drawing.

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East window: Description of drawing.

Friday, Sept. 19th. This day wee marched from Prestayne [Presteign], and, except in the first three myle, wee saw never a house or church, over the mountaynes. They call it ten myle, but twenty till wee come to Newtowne, com. Montgomery. Satterday rested.

Sunday, 21 Sept. Over the mountaynes. lesse barren then the day before, by       , Sir Arthur Blanyes howse, to Llan Vutlyn [Llanfyllin], a borough towne in Montgomeryshire:

Munday 22. Over such mountaynes to Chirke Castle, com. Salop; there the King lay;.....Watts is governour. The Guards to Llangothlyn [Llangollen], a market towne com. Denbigh, three myle from Chirke. Newes this day that Colonel William Legg the governour of Oxon was committed. That Prince Rupert's commission was declared null.

That part of the out workes at Chester were betrayed to the enemy by a Captain and Leiftenant, both apprehended.

The King sent to Watts to send to Lord Byron to Chester to hold out twenty-four howres.

                       Llangothlyn Church, com. Denbigh.

Towards the west end of the church, north side, is an altar tombe and the statue of a bishop fairly cutt, old; they call him bishop Cathlyn.

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Tuesday his Majestie marched towards Chester attended with Mountague Earl of Lindsey, Earle of Corke, Earl of Lichfield, Lord Digbie, Lord Astley, Lord Gerard. His force with him were his owne regiment of Life Guards, consisting of these troopes: The King's, The Queenes, commanded by Sir Edward Brett, the major of the regiment, Earle of Lichfeild's, Leiftenant-Colonel Gourden Scotus commanded it. (They were most Scotts officers.) Sir Henry Stradling's troope, which came from Carlisle with Sir Thomas Glemham: toto about 200. Lord General Charles Gerard was also then with the King with his gallant troope of Life Guard, 140 men.

Gerard's cornet-

   Here is drawn a standard bearing a sphere, and the motto "At all that's round" below.

Colonel Herbert Price his horse.

Sir Marmaduke Langdale's brigade, Sir Thomas Blakeston's brigade, and Sir Wm. Vaughan's bigade, and Generall Gerard's horse marched before all night toward Holt Castle, com. [Denbigh:] a garrison of the King's, comanded by Sir Richard Lloyd, where wee have a passe of boates over the river. Their buisines was to fall upon those horse and foot that lay before Chester. The King went into Chester, and lay at Sir Fr. Gamul's howse; his guards watched in the street. The enemy who were gotten into the out workes, which secured the suburbs. had made a breach the day before, and had entered had it not bin most gallantly defended.

Wednesday, 24 September. Contrary to expectation, Pointz his horse were come betweene Nantwiche and Chester to releive those forces of their party who were afore Chester, and to fight the King, as appears by his letters, intercepted by Sir Richard Lloyd, to this purpose, directed to Jones, who sometimes was student in Lincoln's Inn, and commanded the horse that beseiged Chester, thanking them for keepoing thir ground notwithstanding the King's approach, and tells them a neare relacion of accompt of the king's strength, of his tired over-marcht horse, of his number of dragoons, of his resolucion to engage them if possible, &c.

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This morning Sir Marmaduke Langdale on Chester side of the river Dee, and not farr from Beeston Castle, charged Pointz his horse, beate them and toke some cornetts. But they beate us agen for't.

About twelve of the clock, those horse which came with the King and 200 foot were drawne out of Chester.

Nine hundred prisoners of ours taken and carried to Nantwiche, whereof about twenty gentlemen of the King's owne troope.

Beeston Castle was beseiged at this time.

Thursday 25. This night I saw a rainbow within a myle of Denbigh at five in the morning, and the moone shined bright; t'was just against the moone. About nine and ten in the morning the King left Chester and went to Harding [Hawarden] Castle, governed by Sir William Neale, stayed three howres, and went that night to Denbigh Castle. Sir Marmaduke Langdale's rendesvouz was early this morning within two myles of Holt Castle.

Denbigh Castle is governed by Mr Salisbury, rapaird by him and his kinred at their owne cost. had his commission from the King two years since.

Upon the top of the tower, this olde:


Lower, over the same gate:

    Mortimer. Description of drawing.

In the Church, within the out wall of the castle at Denbigh, called the Chappel of St. Tillilo [Hilary], round about the borders of the east window, this single feather in a black feild: Description of drawing.

These two, very large, same window: Description of drawing.

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South window: Description of drawing.

The parish church where they bury is a myle off.

Friday, 26 Sept. rested.

Satterday, 27, was a generall rendesvouz three myles from Denbigh.

Newes againe that Montrose had routed David Leshly about Kelso on the borders; that Prince Maurice was coming with 1000 horse to us, and was at Chirke.

All ours reanimated, and expected to follow Pointz to the North.

Sunday, 28. After sermon about noone came intelligence that the enemyes horse were over the river; a little afore we heard that they were gone toward Scarborough (so ill intelligence has the King); but they went butt into fresh quarters about Nantwich to refresh.

About one of the clock afternoone the King marched thorough Ruthyn, where there is a large castle and fortified, to Chirke Castle com. Denbigh. Watts knighted. here Prince Maurice mett us with his troope and those of Prince Rupert's horse that came from Bristoll, Lucas his horse, &c.: toto 6 or 700.

Munday, 29. Leaving Oswestree (a garrison of the rebells) on the left hand, to Llandisilio and Llandrenio, com. Montgomery, where the army lay in the feild; some cheife in some howses.

Tuesday, from thence early at day breake, marched, leaving Shrewsbury three myle on the left hand; that night late and teadiously to Bridgnorth; the rere guard gott to Wenlock Magna, com. Salop. In this march three or four alarmes by Shewsbury horse, and five or six of them crosst the way and Killd and took some.

Wednesday rested. 1° October. Intelligence that the Devizes and Berkley Castle were both taken by Fairfax.

Thursday 2. The King marched to Lichfeild. Upon the ren-

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desvouz going to Lichfeild the King knighted Sir     Horwood, (a) of com. Salop, no soldjer nor in armes. This day Generall Gerard's regiment returned from the rendesvouz quia tired, to have refreshment under Bridgnorth garrison. Ego etiam. This day, by reason of the long and tedious marches, divers fell off, some, as six went into Bentall howse. Prince Maurice this morning with his owne troope (partly comanded by Lord Mol[ineux], and partly by Sir Thomas Sandys) went toward Worcester.

Sir Thomas Glemham went to be Governour of Oxford.

After the battaile at Rowton Moore, com. Cestr. upon the rendesvouz neare Denbigh divers complaints came to the King and Generall about horses taken that were agen found; some tooke away their horses where they found them. It was thus ordered by the King, according to the opinion of Lord Astley in this case. One of Sir Marmaduke Langdale's soldjers was killed, his horse the enemy tooke, and anon one of Generall Gerard's soldjers tooke the horse away from the enemy; this horse was challenged at the rendesvouz, and 'twas adjudged to the first owner, Sir Marmaduke Langdale's man. The reason was given, that, unlesse the enemy had had so much possission of the horse as to cary him to his quarters, it was nothing of validity to say that he was taken from the enemy. So that, if the enemy had kept the horse twelve or twenty-four houres at his owne quarters, he had had a property in him, and he that then had taken the horse might have owned him by this old law of warr.

This is like a law of goods taken from shipps cast away.

Satterday 4th October. The remainder of Sir Charles Lloyd's regiment came from the Devizes, about 60.

              Envill, or Enfeild, Church, com. Stafford.

These coates, and more, are very old in the windowes of this church:

a. Not mentioned in the list of Knights, Coll. Arm,, nor is his pedigree in the Visitation of Shropshire.

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South window chancel: Description of drawing.

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

North window, church: Description of drawing.

West window, north yle: Description of drawing.

Against the north wall, in the chancel, upon an altar tombe, two statues, he in armour; this coate carved: Description of drawing.

The rest not given.

Now Mr. Henry Grey lives at the manor house.

              Garrisons com. Denbigh.

K. Denbigh Castle. Mr. Salisbury  of that county is governour; King made him Governour.

K. Ruthyn Castle. Captain Sword, made by Prince Rupert, is Depuuty-Governour under Colonel Marke Trevor. Sir Thomas Middleton did owe it.

K. Chirke Castle. Captain Watts (a) Governor; Lord Capell made him Governour.

K. Holt Castle. Sir Richard Lloyd is Governour; King made him Governour.

                   Garrisons in Flintshire.

K. Harding [Hawarden] Castle. Sir William Neale is Governour; made by Prince Rupert. The Earle of Derbyes howse, and lived there sometimes.

a. Sir John Watts, knighted Sept. 23, 1645. List of Knights, Coll. Arms.

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K. Rudland [Rhuddlan] Castle, two myles from St. Asaph. Gilbert Byron, (brother to the Lord Byron,) is Governour, made by Lord Byron. The king's Castle.

K. Flint Castle. Colonel Mostyn is Governour. The King's owne castle.

                  Garrisons in Anglesey.

K. Beaumaris. Lord Bulkeley is Governour, Irish Baron. The King's castle.

                   Garrisons in Mountgomerysired.

R. Mountgomery Castle. This castle was built by H.3 to prevent the rising of the Welchmen. (Holinshed, 6 H.3,p.203 a.)

R. Red Castle. Hugh Price is Governour.

R. Welchpole. Sir Thomas Middleton is Governour; Mason is, in his absence. Tho. Farrer horse [house?]. Red Castle and Welchpole are within halfe a myle.

R. Abermarghnant, a garrison made about the time the King marched from Hereford to Chester; 'tis Lewis Vaughan's howse, four myle fro Llan Vutlyn [Llanfyllin].

                       Garrisons in Merionethshire.

R. Harley [Harlech] Castle. William Owen is now Governour, and is constable during life, and now sheriffe.

                       Garrisons in Caernarvonshire.

K. Conway Castle. Archbishop of Yorke was Governour, and Sir John Owen.

K. Caernarvon Castle. John Bodwell is Governour.

             Alveley Church, com. Salop, five myle from Bridgnorth.

In the south window, next the south dore of the church, three

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times this escocheon, and underneath coat, helme, mantle, and creast: Description of drawing.

In the chancel, an altar tombe for Grove, a mercer of London, (Grocer added): Description of drawing.

Now Mr. Grove lives here.

            Quatford Church, com. Salop, a myle from Bridgnorth.

South window and north window of this church, this is old and small:


Description of drawing.

An altar tombe against the north wall chancel; inscriptioon in brasse circumscribed.

Quatt is the next parish, wher Sir Thomas Wolrich has an old seate.

                  Garrisons in com. Salop, 15 October, 1645

K. Ludlow. Sir Michael Woodhowse Governour; quond. pag o' Marq. Hamilton.

K. Bridgnorth. Sir Lewis Kirke, Governour. Sir Thomas Woolrich was first Governour three years since; then Sir Lewis Kirke. 200 in the Castle.

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Leift.-Governour Thomas Wyne, Sir Robert W. [Wynne's] son. Major Fr. Billingsley, jun., com. Salop.

K. High Arcall, the howse of Sir Richard Newport, now Lord Newport. Armorer is Governour.

R. Shrewsbury governed by a Committee.

R. Oswestree.

R. Wemm. Major Bryan is Governour.

R. Lindshall [Lilleshull] Abbey. Sir Richard Leveson owes it; Major Duckenfeild lost it.

R. Dawley Castle, seven myle from Bridgnorth, four myle from Wellington. Fouke is Governour; Duckenfeild was, and lost it.

R. Bromcroft Castle. Mr. Lutley owes it, the Lord Calvyn Scotus is Governour.

R. Benthall, Mr. B. howse, five myle from Bridgnorth. Thomas Brereton is Governour.

R. Stokesay, a howse of the Lord Craven's, four myle from Ludlow.


At this time the King rested, and had his court at newarke; his army was thus desposed of-

The court, horseguards, and Sir Marmaduke Langdale's horse at Newarke, and Newarke, and Newarke horse, now about 300, there too.

Generall Gerard's horseguards at Belvoir, his regiment gone into Wales.

Earle of Northampton's regiment at Wirton, a garrison of ours commanded by Major Honywood.

Sir William Blakeston's, Prince Rupert's remainder, Lucas 50, &c. at Welbeck. Toto 120

Queenes regiment at Shelford, taken by the enemy and all putt to the sword, refusing quarter when the King was at Newarke.

Munday, 13 October, Prince Rupert at Lichfield goeing to the King.

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Captain Gattacre, of the county of Salop, killed in Bridgenorth by a quartermaster, the quartermaster killed too by him. One endeavoured to hand himselfe the next day here.

                        Bridgenorth Church.

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

North window, north yle, toward the west end: Description of drawing.

Against the north wall, same yle, upon an altar tombe, lyes the statue of a man in armour and a woman. Many escocheons painted on the side: Description of drawing.

The Hoordes lived in this parish. Hoord's parke still.

Neare the former monument, and against the north wall, upon an altar tombe, lyes the statue of a woman fairely guilt in alablaster. This inscription is circumscribed and coate of armes: Description of drawing.

a. For the coat of Palmer. See this, and six other coates not here given, in Vincent's Salop., Coll. Arm.

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In the north window, neare the former monument, very small: Description of drawing.

In the same north window this picture of a saint: Description of drawing.

In the middle yle of the church a flat stone, and these fashioned and numberless shields are embossed upon it, and worne: Description of drawing.

This coate in the west window, church: Description of drawing.

In the church within the Castle of Bridgenorth is nothing of observation.

Medeley. Upon this river of Seaverne they use here a little boate for one to sitt in; they call them corricles, laths within and leather without, from corium.

Friday, October 17, came intelligence to Bridgenorth the King had left Newarke, and gone towards Scotland to Montros the Sunday before.

That Sir Thomas Fairfax had taken Winchester from Ogle.

A provost martiall has power to hang two or three or all that he takes in actuall fault, but no power to make any cast dice; that is, as much or more than a generall can doe, without a concell of war, unles a proclamation be made a little before.

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A parson may be tryed at a consill of warr, and was so at Bridgenorth.

A Scott was tryed at a councel of warre there, and he putt on his hatt before them, and, being reprehended for it by the Governour, he told them he was equall to all except the Governour, and they committed him for it.

     20 October, Severall colonels whose regiments were in Bridgenorth.


Sir Lewis Kirkes, Governour; Colonel John Corbett's; Colonel Billingsley's, the trained band, - this regiment watches in the towne; Sir Mich. Earnley's, one company of them; Sir Charles Lloyd's, came thither from the Devizes, 60.

Foot about in all, of all these, 260.


Sir Francis Ottley the high sheriffe, Sir Edward Acton 10, Governour's troope 60; - Horse not 100.

Wednesday, October 22. Leift.-Colonel Slaughter marched out of Bridgnorth about two of the clock afternoone. Governour's troope commanded by Captain Singe 40, Sir Francis Otteleyes, &c. That night by eight to High Arcall. Thence marched thirty horse and twenty dragoons with us about twelve of the clock that night. By nine next day to Chirke.

Selden's Titles of Hono, p. 838, "Teste Rogero de Mortuomari de Chirk," in a patent Rot. Cart. 9 Edw. 2, n. 12.

                      Chirke Church, com. Denbigh.

South window, chancel: Description of drawing.

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East window, north yle: Description of drawing.

This in the north window, same yle: Description of drawing.

Under written thus: Description of drawing.

The Castle of Chirke; Sir Thomas Middleton owes it, and formerly lived there; as also Denbigh and Ruthyn, in the same county. Colonel Marke Trevor has the command of Ruthyn Castle. A Leift. there under him. Prince Rupert putt him in. Captain Sword is governor.

Coates of armes sett up by Sir Thomas Middleton in Chirke Castle: (a) Description of drawing.

                               Salisbury- Middleton.

a. See Vincent's Wales, and Le Neve's Baronets, Coll. Arm. Sir Henry Salisbury married the daughter of Sir Thomas Middleton.

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The 8th,9th,10th and 11th in the Baron are the same with the 1st,2nd,3rd and 4th in the Femme.

                  Officers in the warrs of Ireland.

Went out of England about March, anno dom. 1641.

Earle of Leicester was made Lord Leiftenant of Ireland and Generall, but he never went out of England.

A regiment of foot called the Earl of Leicester's regiment, commanded by Leiftenant-Colonell George Monke, Angl. A troope of horse also which was the generall's commanded by Captain Abraham Yardner, Anglus, Phisitian.

                          Regiments of foot raised in England.

Colonel Sir Simon Harcourt, Angl, killed in Ireland, first regiment that went over.

Leiftenant Colonel G. Gibson;

Thomas Pagett, Major, brother to the Lord Pagett;

Colonel Sir Fulke Hunkes;

Leiftenant Colonel Tilyard, now Colonel in this warr in England 1645.


These were about Dublin and the Nase [Naas].

These two, with the Earl of Leicester's which was commanded by Warren, came over into England, first eiege of Chester. After these, three were ruined at the battaile of Nantwiche.

Sir Michael Earnleyes regiment: Kirke, Leiftenant-Colonel, killed.

Lord Jones, Irish, was president of Connaght: had a regiment raysd in England. These two Earnleyes and Jones went into Connaght at first and there stayd.

                            Regiments of foot raysd in Ireland.

Colonel Sir Charles Coote, Angl., estate there.

Colonel Sir Henry Tichborne, Angl., estate there.