A Full and True ACCOUNT OF THE Tryal, Conviction, & Condemnation OF THE SCOTCH REBELS, OFFICERS in the L. Dunbarton's Regiment; At Bury St. Edmunds in SƲFFOLK, (On Wednesday, July 31st, 1689.) For High-Treason. Licens'd, according to Order, 1689.

THERE having been in March last, a Notorious Defection a­mongst the Scotch Regiment, commanded by the Lord Dum­barton, at Ipswich in the Coun­ty of Suffolk; whence, in a Hostile and Rebel­lious Manner, they marched from place to place, until at Spalding in Lincolnshire, his Ma­jesty's Forces encompassing them, they threw down their Arms, and submitted to Mercy; were made Prisoners of War, and afterwards brought up to London, where about Forty of the most notorious Criminals were commit­ted to Newgate and the Gatehouse.

For Tryal of whom, the Judges at their last Assizes at Bury St. Edmonds in Suffolk, made an Ajournment, since which, Orders being given for Tryal of Eight of them at Bury the Thirtieth of July.

  • Captain—Sutherland,
  • Cp. John Auchmonty,
  • Cp. Wiliiam Deanes,
  • Cp. John Levingston,
  • Alexander Gawne, Adj.
  • Patrick Cunningham,
  • James Inuas, and
  • Robert Johnson.

But it being prov'd that Captain Sutherland was so indisposed as that he could not be remov'd without Hazard of his Life, the other Seven only were sent down under a Guard and secured in Bury Goal.

And Indicted before Sr. William Dolbin, an [...] Mr. Baron Turton,

For High Treason, in Rebelling and Levying War against their Majesties, their Crow and Dignity, &c.

Which being found by the Grand Jury against all of them, they were Arraigned, the first Four in one Indictment, and the Three latter in another; to which they severall [...] pleaded not Guilty; and pray'd a Copy o [...] the Jury return'd, and Council, as to matter of Law; both which was granted.

Next Day, viz. July the Thirty first, the Court being sate, and a mighty Confluence [...] People from all parts of the Country came [...] to hear the Tryal, the Jury were called ove [...] being 168 Persons, of divers Ranks and Qualities, but not one who had less than For [...] Pounds a Year in Land.

The King's Sollicitor excepted against To [...] and no more; but the Prisoners against m [...] ny.

[Page] [...]n fine, the Jury being agreed on and [...]orn, the Tryal was adjourn'd to the next day, August 1st.

And then Capt. John Auchmonty was brought [...]on his Tryal. The King's Witnesses were [...]. Rob [...]t Irvin Agent to the said Regiment, Lieutenant Patric Br [...]kley, and Lieutenant Ro­ [...]t Bruce, and Sixteen of the Countrey, [...]m Ipswich, from Stow-Market, Turnham, [...]ilden-Hall, &c. Who gave a mighty full [...]idence; against the Three first, as to the Rebellion and Levying of War at Ipswitch, and proceedings to Spalding, which the Coun­try also proved from place to place, and their Carriage and Actions, their Pressing their Men, Horses, Carts, &c.

The Captain alledged the Souldiers mu­tinied, and made him and other Officers Pri­soners, and what he did was a force upon [...]m, and many other Insignificant Excuses, that their Majesties were not Crowned, to which it was Answered they were King and [...]een by Act of Parliament, and that Levy­ing War against them, was Rebellion, High­Treason, &c.

The Concerting the Rebellion, and the continued and repeated Acts of Rebellion and [...]ving War being fully proved, the Jury found him Guilty of High-Treason.

Upon which the other Three, viz. Cap­tain Deanes, Captain Levingston, and Adju­ [...] Gawne, Petitioned the Court, That they might be permitted to with-draw their Plea, they would plead Guilty, and throw them­selves at their Majesties Mercy, which the Court Granted.

Which also did Cunningham, Inuas, and Johnson, who were in the other Indictment, and the Court also Granted it.

Then being Called to know what they had to say, Why Judgment of Death should not pass upon them to Die according to the Law, said, They all threw themselves at their Ma­jesties Royal Feet for Mercy, and humbly be­sought the Judges to Intercede with their Ma­jesties for them, and that they would spend the Remainder of their Lives in his Majesties faithful Service, wherever he should please to Command them. That it was great Mortifi­cation to them to be so unfortunate as to fall under these Crimes, and the disfavour of the King, whom some of them had long served in Holland, &c.

Mr. Gawne (being a Romanist) said, He would serve his Majesty wherever he should Command him, and as far in any thing as he was Capable, and wherein he could not do as others, to assure his Fidelity, would give Security.

They indeed did all of them behave them­selves with great Modesty and Prudence as Gentlemen and Souldiers, and seemed really inclined to give all Demonstrations that Men could of their future Intentions of Loyalty, &c.

In Conclusion, Sentence of Death was pas­sed on them all as in Cases of High-Treason.

LONDON, Printed for J. Pardo in St. James's-street, 1689.

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