Exceeding good Newes From the NEWERIES in IRELAND.

BEING, The true Copie of a Letter sent from Dublin the 20. of Aprill, 1642. To Sir William Adderton, now re­sident in London, from Mr. Stephen Ioh [...]son Merchant.

Wherein is declared the Victorious Proceedings of the Pro­testant Army in the Neweries.

Likewise the true Discription of a famous Victory obtained against 5000 of the Rebels, by Sir Christopher Loftus on the 16. day of Aprill, where he slew almost 4000 of them, putting the rest to flight.

Also a true Relation, how and by what meanes Sir Charles Coote, Captaine Daniel Bartlet, and Sir Christopher Loftus. on the 18. day of Aprill, tooke a great Castle where Philo­my Oneale was quartered, and where great store of Victuall and Ammunition was found, to the great reliefe of our En­glish Army, With a true intelligence that there was that day 3000 more of the Rebels slaine.

Sent over by the last Post, And now by intreaty printed for the comfort and consolation of all true hear­ted Protestants, that are Well-willers to their Brethren in JRELAND.

London, Printed by T. F. for I. H. 1642.

THE True Copie of a Let­ter sent from DVBLIN. the 20. of Aprill, 1642. directed to Sir William Adderton resi­dent in London, from a Mer­chant in Dublin.


AFter my service remembred unto you, These are to give you a true and Reall Relation of all the Victorious proceedings of the Protestant party, who are now in the Neweries, under the Command of Sir Christopher Loftus and Sir Charles Coote, like­wise 1. Regiment of Scotch, under the Com­mand of Captain Daniel Bartlet, a Noble and forward Gentleman, all which forces by the Assistance of God, have obtained divers glori­ous [Page] Victories against the Rebels, the first of which was obtained in the Neweries on the 16. day of this present moneth, where Sir Christopher Loftus gave battle to 5000 Rebels, he having in his whole command, but 1500 men, the rest of his forces being left at Water­foord in Garrison, which 1500. he devided into foure divisions, charging the Rebels on all sides at once, which unexpected assault did so confuse their Order, that they knew not how to make resistance, but tooke them to their Heeles, but our Bullets was nimbler then they, and soone ended their Journeys, for of 5000. Rebels there escaped not above one thousand, as we might guesse by the dead Bodies which they left behind to intombe the ground, which should have beene their graves, which being done Sr. Christopher re­treated to his Quarters.

On the 18. day, He joyned with Sr. Charles Coote, and Captaine Daniell Bartlet, who mar­ched abroad with intent to take a Castle, which was the Quarters of Philomy Oneale, Generall of the Rebels, most of their Victuall and ammunition was stored there, wherefore [Page] they joyned all their forces, it being a designe of great difficulty, most of the Rebels Forces being intrenctht about the Castle to secure it, that being their greatest & chiefest Magazine, which intent was put in execution, for with a generall consent they drew their Forces to a head, and marcht unto the Castle, carrying with them eight great field Pieces, which was planted upon a Hill on the North side of the Castle, both to command the Trenches and the Castle.

Likewise they devided their Forces into two parts, out of which they chose, three hundred able men for Pioners, to undermine the ground toward the Castle, which was done with as much secrecy as expedition. Likewise Captaine Daniell Bartlet drew out two hundred, and gave a false alarum, which the Rebels seeing, bent all their force to make resistance, in the meane time Sir Charles Coote entred the Trenches on the other side, and got unto a Canon that was mounted upon a running Carriage, and turned it full upon them, being charged with slugs of Lead, which made them fall like so many rotten Sheep.

[Page] Likewise the Castle let flye their Ordnance upon us, but as it hapned they killed more of their owne men, then Ours, in this time Our Pioners had undermined the ground quite through the Castle walls, so that foure men might march on a breast, which being done without the least suspect, our men seem'd to retreat, as fearing of their Ordnance which caused the Rebels to draw to a new head, some 500. Rebels marching out of the Castle, to strengthen those that had before been worsted, likewise Philomy Oneale with 200. Horse marched out upon us, leaving not above a hundred men to guard the Castle, which being done, Sir Charles Coote with a soft Countermarch, charg'd and retreated, by that meanes endeavouring to draw the Re­bels further from the Castle, which quickly tooke effect, for the Rebels seeing him charge so faintly, and retreate, fell on most fiercely, leaving of the Trenches and followed on pursuite of a supposed victory, for so it was to them, for all their hopes were frustrate and their Victory was turned to an over­throw.

[Page] In the meane time, Captaine Bartlet with his two hundred men entred the Castle and ceaz'd upon the Ordnance, putting both man woman, and child to death, which being done, Captain Bartlet went up to the highest Turret and hung up an English Ensigne, withall discharging all the Ordnance at once up­on the Rebels, making such a slaughter as hath not beene since the Rebellion, Sir Charles Coote and Sir Christopher Loftus seeing the Ensigne knew what good successe their plot had taken, then they charged them fiercely, so that had not Philimy Oneales horse beene nimbler then his hands he had been higher by the head then he is, part of their horse e­scapt, and some small number of foote, one­ly there was slaine about 3000 Rebels, and of the English some 800 and 100 maimed, thus was this Castle surprised by the valour and Policy of these Valiant and Judicious Commanders, being stored with all sorts of Victuall and Ammunition to the great en­couragement of our men. God bee thanked we are gotten almost forty Jrish myles into the Neweries, God send us some more ayd, [Page] and then we make no question but that we shall soone tame these Rebels, and bring them to obedience unto our Royall Sove­raigne, many other skirmishes we have [...]ad, which time will not permit me to write, but the next opportunity that I have, I will give you further intelligence, till which time I rest,

Your friend to be commanded, Stephen Johnson.

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