Records of Rushall, County Stafford: With a Transcript of the Old Parish Register and Extracts from the Churchwardens' Accounts

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Page 64 - There was therein Colonell Lane and divers other commanders. They took in the house above ten thousand pounds worth of goods and wares that had been plundered from the Carriers, coming from London and other parts going towards Lancashire, that being observed to have been one of the most thieving garrisons of the Cavaliers in all that County, in that they have sometimes taken seven score packs at a time from the Carriers, so that this service will much advantage the Country, both in regard they may...
Page 79 - Presbyterian majority voted that " the concessions of the king to the propositions of the Parliament were sufficient grounds for settling the peace of the kingdom." But this was the last straw, for 20,000 men had vowed that they would purge the Assembly, and on the following day Colonels Rich and Pride, the one with a regiment of horse, the other with one of foot, surrounded the House. Colonel Pride stood in the Lobby, with a list of names in his hand, and as the obnoxious members passed out of the...
Page 79 - That he was sincere in all this, or in some of his former professions respecting peace, seems very doubtful, for on Feb. 1 following, he declared in the House ,of Commons his disapprobation of the vote of Dec. 5, namely, " That his majesty's concessions to the propositions of the parliament, were sufficient grounds for settling the peace of the kingdom.
Page 51 - ... infused, that, if his majesty prevailed by force, he would, with the same power, abolish all those good laws, which had been made this parliament; so that they looked upon this protestation, as a more ample security for their enjoying the benefit of those acts, than the royal assent he had before given. And a more general and passionate expression of affections cannot be imagined, than he received by the people of those counties of Derby, Stafford, and Shropshire, as he passed...
Page 104 - To the Glory of God and in loving memory of Richard Robinson of Garstange.
Page 75 - ... Tuthill Governor of Rushall Garison doth informe that the weekely paye assigned to his garison is not suffitient to mayntayne the forces there It is ordered that for the speedy supply it shall be lawfull to and for the said Captaine to collect and gather of the persons subscribed the severall summs there mentioned for which they shall have the publique faith of the kingdome provided that the said summs exceede not the monie required [379] by ordinance of Parliament viz. the xxth part of theyr...
Page 116 - ... the colour of a magpie), gray measure, mush, and white measure. The two first are seldom made use of, they are so very poor; the two middle sorts are but indifferent; the two last, the principal; but mush, the best of all, being filled with a brisk, sweet liquor, which the workmen drink greedily, and so very rich an ore that they say it may be made into iron in a common forge.
Page 72 - London's Intelligencer, or Truth impartially related from thence to the whole Kingdome to prevent mis-information...
Page 59 - Wero and Nantwich that Prince Rupert's forces and the Marquis of Newcastle's were not far from their appointed rendezvous, where they went to unite, and that they were 7,000 in all, some reported more, but the relation from their own soldiers that left them the day before, and came voluntarily to us, confirmed the report of Wem and Nantwich.

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