A LETTER FROM HIS EXCELLENCIES QVARTERS, OF A DISCOVERY in Sir THOMAS FAIRFAX His Army, the Enemies thereof; and a further resolution of the Officers and Souldiers for the better peace and safety of the King­dome. With a Conference between His Excellency, and the Marquesse of Ʋ Ʋorcester.

Also, a full Relation of all the whole Proceedings at Ragland Castle; And a perfect List of the Names of the Colonels, Majors, Captains, Lieutenants, and other Officers therein, viz.

  • The Marquesse of Worcester,
  • The Lord Charles,
  • The Countesse of Glamorgan,
  • The Lady Iones,
  • Sir Philip Iones,
  • Doctor Bayley,
  • Commissary Gwillam,
  • 4 Colonels, 4 Majors.
  • 2 Lieutenant-Colonels,
  • 22 Captains,
  • 16 Lieutenants,
  • 6 Cornets, 4 Ensignes,
  • 4 Quarter-masters,
  • 52 Esquires & Gentlemen.

Printed by the Originall Copies, and Published according to Order of PARLIAMENT.

London, Printed by Barnard Alsop, August 27. 1646.

A Letter from his Excellencies Quarters of a Discovery in Sir Thomas Fairfax his Army, the Enemies thereof.

SIR,

RAgland Castle being so happily surren­dred, this I believe will be the last opportu­nity, that I shall have to present you with the Affaires of this unconquered, and untained Army in relation to the VVats of this Kingdome, which (through Gods Blessing) they have brought so neere unto a period.

But to our Intelligence, On VVednesday last, Aug. 19. The Castle was surrendred to his Excel­lencie Sir Thomas Fairfax: The Enemy were no sooner marched forth, but his Excellency entred the Castle, took a view of it, and had some conference with the Marquesse, and afterwards went that night [Page 2]to Chepstow, where hee was liberally entertained by the Committee, and came from thence yesterday to Bath.

The Castle of Ragland was as strong a Piece (as I have seen) encompassed with a deepe Moat, besides the River. There were in it neer five hundied Offi­cers, Gentlemen and Souldiers (a List of the chiefe of which I have inclosed.) Divers of the Officers and Souldiers refused Passes, saying, That they could goe any where without Passes; so that many of them are not comprised in the List. Twenty Pieces of Ord­nance, not above three Barrels of Powder; but they had a Mill with which they could make a Barrel a day, which would supply them sufficiently. There was in it, great store of Corn and Malt in severall Roomes; the true quantity wherof, I cannot give yon, and ther­fore will not trouble you with conjectures. There was also store of VVine of all sorts, and Beer; The Hor­ses they had leftwere inconsiderable, and those almost starved for want of Hay, of which they had none, and not many Oates; so that the Horses eat their halters for want of meat, and were tyed with chaines. Those that marched forth had not the least incivility offe­red to them by our Souldiers, who (as formerly du­ring this VVar) were very punctuall in observing the Articles. And now, let all the Enemies of this Army (for It hath many) produce any unworthy Action of­fered by It, since his Excellencies first taking the field: Nay, let them search Histories of precedent Ages, and produce an Army who have behaved them­selves with so much civility and fidelity as this hath done: And I am perswaded, thar although some be­ing [Page 3]swoln with Envie and Malice seek to blast Its re­putation, and to cast a colour over Its Actions; yet they shall appeare as so many ungratefull Cataliues, when the fame and glory of this Army shall be preci­ous and illustrious in the esteem of Posterity, as these who have freed their Countrey from that Bondage and Slavery, which otherwise would have inevitably faln upon them. Then will the Parents tell their chil­dren the memorable Stories of this Army, and the wonderfull workings of God by this Arme of Flesh, and how freely these their Noble Ancestors hazar­ded themselves for their Countries Peace and Free­dome. But I have held you too long with these undi­gested Notions, And therefore crave leave to breake off, and subscribe my self

Your reall Friend, and Servant, VV. C.
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I had before forgotten to acquaint you with the great store of Goods and rich Furniture, which we found in Rag­land Castle, which the Generall ordered, that faithfull and discreet Gentleman Mr. Herbert, Commissioner of the Army, Mr. Roger Ʋ Ʋilliams, and Major Teulidale, to Inven­trize, and in case any of the well-affected of the Countrey could lay just claime to any of them, either as plundered from them, or were forced to bring them in thither, they should be restored unto them: Also Capt. Robert Blethen is appointed Governour.

A perfect List of the Names of the Colonels, Majors, Captains, Lieutenants, and other Officers therein, viz.

  • THe Marq. of Worcester.
  • Lord Charley, Son to the said Marquesse.
  • Countesse of Glamorgan, Daughter in Law to the Marquesse.
  • Lady Iones.
  • Col. Radcliffe Gerard.
  • Col. Price:
  • Col. Morgan.
  • Col. Ralph Neile.
  • Doctor Rayley.
  • Major Morgan Price.
  • Major Charles Pritchard.
  • Major Lewis Thomas.
  • Lieut. col. Henry Somerset.
  • Lieut. col. Charls Somerset
  • Captain William Pue.
  • Captain William Bret.
  • Capt. Wil. Ingoldby.
  • Copt. John Morgan, junior.
  • Capt. John Middlemore.
  • Capt. Valentine Progers.
  • Capt. Rob. Tipper.
  • Capt. John Morgan, senior.
  • Capt. Wil. Pulton.
  • Capt. Anth. Garuam.
  • Capt. Dennis Carwen.
  • Capt. Wil. Andrew.
  • Capt. John Poyntz.
  • Capt. John Fant.
  • Capt. James Scudamore.
  • Capt. Hugh Connor.
  • Capt. Silvestar Halsall.
  • Capt. Thomas Cowley.
  • Capt. John Jones.
  • [Page 5]Capt. John Fitz-James.
  • Capt. Richard Yeoman.
  • Capt. John Lukar.
  • Lieutenant Progers.
  • Lieut. Wil. Prichard.
  • Lieut. John Peirson.
  • Lieut. Rowland Jones.
  • Lieut. Swinglehurst.
  • Lieut. Tho. Cole.
  • Lieut. Blunt.
  • Lieut. Wright.
  • Lieut. Bryan.
  • Lieut. Collins.
  • Lieut. Williams.
  • Lieut. Cory.
  • Lieut. Powel.
  • Lieut. Lewis.
  • Lieut. Rudson.
  • Lieut. Ambrose.
  • Cornet Henry Maddack.
  • cornet Edward Stanley.
  • cornet John Ailworth.
  • cornet Wil. Water.
  • cornet John Conwel.
  • cornet John Goulin.
  • Ensign George Elliot.
  • Ensign Halsall.
  • Ensign Price.
  • Ensign Read.
  • Quarterm. Pritchard.
  • Quarterm. Hore.
  • Quarterm. Hugle.
  • Quarterm. Hangston.
  • Quarterm. Artler.
  • Commissary Wil. Gwillin
  • Mr. Lewis Scabard, Chyr.
  • Mr. John Powel. Chyr.
  • Wil. Moor Esquire.
  • Mr. Wil. Poiskin.
  • Mr. Io: Thomas, alias Powel.
  • Mr. Thomas Powel.
  • Mr. Robert White.
  • Mr. Iohn Glascock.
  • Mr. Iohn Pershall.
  • Mr. Henry Wall.
  • Mr. Iohn Smith.
  • Mr. Wil. Dandy.
  • Mr. Christopher Mercalf.
  • Mr. Matth. Aynworth.
  • Mr. Thomas Philips.
  • Mr. Bened. Seaborn.
  • Mr. George Seaborn.
  • Mr. Henry Fenwick.
  • Mr. John Fenwick.
  • Mr. Wil. Jones.
  • Mr. Thomas Chanock.
  • Mr. James Powel.
  • Mr. Iohn Allanford.
  • Mr. Valentine Smith,
  • Mr. Thomas Owen.
  • Mr. Charles Gwyn.
  • Mr. Humphry Evans.
  • Mr. Richard Watkins.
  • Mr. Edw: Watkins.
  • Mr. Tho: Powel,
  • Mr. Richard Crump.
  • Mr. Tho: Davis.
  • Mr. Richard Davis.
  • Mr. Iohn Andrewes.
  • Mr. Wil. Morgan
  • Mr. Charles Clark.
  • Mr. Iohn Hedley.
  • Mr. Tho: Watkins.
  • Mr. Henry Williams.
  • [Page 6]Mr. Richard Blunt.
  • Mr. Anthony Albot.
  • Mr. Tho: Bladwyn.
  • Mr. Holland.
  • Mr. Tho: Price.
  • Mr. Robert Thomas.
  • Mr. George Harding.
  • Mr. Humphrey Price.
  • Mr. William Gwyn.
  • Mr. Francis Crathorn.
  • Mr. David Matthewes.
  • Mr. Luke Mill.
  • Mr. Henry Harris.
  • Mr. Richard Williams.
  • Mr. Robert Frampton.
  • Mr. William Iames.
  • Mr. George Watkins.
  • William Watkins, Esquire.
  • Mr. Iohn Wharton.
  • Mr. William Hill.
  • Mr. Thomas Lee.
  • Mr. Thomas Arick.
  • Mr. Iames Iones.
  • Mr. Richard Williams.
  • Mr. Philip Williams.
  • Mr. William Moor.
  • Mr. Iohn Robinson.
  • Iohn Iones Esquire.
  • Mr. Iohn Risdon.
  • Corporall Peter Bryan.
  • Corporal Iames Lewis.
  • Corporal Iames Progers.
FINIS.

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