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The Earle of Carberyes PEDEGREE: WITH Their Titles, and honourable Endowments.

ALSO, A copie of a Letter, with the Charge and Articles, ſent from the Committee of Pembroke, to the Committee for Compoſitions at Gold-Smiths Hall, againſt the ſaid Earl, and other grand Delinquents of the County of Carmarthen.

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Octob: 3 London.Printed in the Yeer 1646.


The Earl of Carberery his Pedigree.

THe ſaid Earle was created Baron of Em­lim at Oxford, and ſate there in the Junto (the better to diſtinguiſh him, becauſe hee hath beene by many taken for the Earl of Cherbery) he is nephew to the late Walter Vaughan, (Plod-all) brother to Sir Henry (Act-all, now priſoner in the Tower for all) brother to the late Sir John (Counte­nance-all) father to the ſaid Carbery, and brother to honeſt Richard (Tell-all) who hath beene grievouſly perſecuted, impriſoned and plundered by them all, for his affection to the Parliament.

And yet for all theſe alls, the ſaid Earle is about London, making all the friends he can to get him off of theſe alls; it ſeemes they are ſo ſharp, and prick ſo ſore, that hee cannot reſt long in one place; yet hee keeps his brazen face, and brags that hee hath got a pardon for all, and like to bee in as great command as ever he was: which if it ſhould be true (as God for­bid it ſhould) then woe be to poore Carmarthenſhire, eſpecially thoſe who exhibited theſe Articles to the Committee there; for they are like to pay for all: but I hope the Parliament will be better adviſed, and pre­vent that, by diſabling him and all his compliances for bearing any office or authority in the Countrey; hee may very well pay a large Compoſition, for hee hah2 extorted large ſummes of money of the Country ſince theſe Wars began, beſides two or 3000. l. of Ship­money, and other moneyes which he had of the Countreys in his hands before.

The copie of a Letter from the Committee of Pembroke, to the Committee for Compoſitions at Goldſmiths Hall.


SInce our acceſſes into this County of Carmarthen, we finde here an inſolent tyrannicall Gentry, con­ſiſting of one intolerable trunk, the branches diſper­ſing over the face of the Countrey, and a ſervile op­preſſed Commons, holding their fortunes (yea their lives) at will of their Grand Seigniour. Eaſe and li­berty they would gladly enjoy, but think it capitall to open their mouths, and profeſſe ſo much. Authority we have to miniſter ſome remedy, and fidelity, incli­nation, and ſpirit enough, to put it in execution. But the brave deſignes and joyfull ſucceſſe of our Major-Generall requiring his whole power in the bordering Counties, leaves us unable to encounter with theſe ſons of Anak, their very countenance proclaiming no­thing but Malignancie and oppoſition. The happy Iſſue of our Major Generals endeavours, the totall reduce­ment of Cardigan, Radnor and Brecknock ſhieres to King and Parliaments obedience, rounding this Coun­try with our friends truſty and faithfull, is become the ſecurity to hold us together without danger of life ſo long in this place, though we dare onley receive char­ges and examine witneſſes againſt principall Malig­nants,3 and not offer to make aſſay of ſequeſtrations without a ſtrong power to ſecond us. We ſend herein the copy of a Charge brought into us againſt ſome few of them which though it be ſhort & much vented in generals, yet the witneſſes & Records teſtifie parti­culars ſo horrid as we never imagined could be practi­ſed by Chriſtians, hence flowed the violent ſtreams of miſery that overwhelmed Pembrokeſhiere, and all the Parliaments friends in this part of Wales, there is no­thing but abhorring the Nationall Covenant, and a generall deſire of power to revolt.

We humbly offer theſe intimations to prevent mi­ſtakes if any of them ſew for compoſition, and if the deſtroyed County of Pembroke ſhould be deſigned to receive any recovery for ſpoiles, the chiefe agents in the ruine might be deſcried, and be made proportio­nably ſharers in the repaire, we crave pardon for this our boldneſſe, and devote our ſelves

Your humble ſervants
  • Tho: Powell.
  • Sam. Lort.
  • John Lloyd.
  • Griff. White.
  • T. Rowen.
  • Iohn Lort.
  • Georg. Will. Griffith.
  • Iohn Mathins.

Articles exhibited the 10. day of November 1645. to the right Worſhipful the Committee eſtabliſhed for the King and Parliament within the three Aſſociated Counties of Pembroke, Carmarthen, and Cardigan, for diſcovery of the malignancy (againſt the authority of Parliament) of Rich: Earl of Carbery, Rice Rudd Baronet, Sir Henry Vaughan, Sir Edward Vaughan, Knights, John Vaughan of Llanely, Lodowicke Lewis, Hen­ry Middleton, Tho. Philips, Eſquires, and Edward Lloyd Gent.

1. THe ſaid Earle of Carbery was in time of peace a mercileſſe oppreſſor of the Commons with­in the ſaid Counties, made advantage of the beginning of theſe preſent Wars cheriſhed the troubles to make commoditie thereof, undertook the illegall Commiſ­ſion of Array, in oppoſition to the Parliament, and ſuppreſſing their friends and adherents, uſurped the command in chiefe and ſole power of thoſe Counties to his own hands, introduced additionall forces out of other parts of the Kingdom to his aſſiſtance, made theſe Counties the conſtant ſeat of war for 3 years paſt, to the utter undoing of the well-affected Inhabitants, and dammage of the Country of 500000. l. at the leaſt, and all the other Delinquents in times both of peace and war have been the principall and conſtant inſtruments for acting the ſaid Earles deſign, diligently ſubſervient to his ambition, and avarice, his abettors in ruining the Country, and proportionable ſharers in the ſpoiles.

2. The Delinquents and their faction to diſinable the Country of oppoſition to their purpoſes, did in the5 months of October and November, 1642. diſarme all the Trained Bands of the County of Carmarthen, and poſſeſſed themſelves of all the Arms there in the com­mon ſtore, with the Trained Bands Arms, amounting in al to 3000. Arms, and raiſed a Regiment of foot ſol­diers to ſerve in them againſt the Parliament, and in pretence of the Souldiers preſent maintenance, extor­ted xl. s. a peece at leaſt, of every the Trained Band men, of ſome more, when they were ſtripped of their Armes, amounting to 2000. and above, the like courſe they held as far as they could prevaile in the other two Counties.

3. For further exhauſting the wealth of the Coun­try to convert to their own private commodity, the Delinquents in January following, pact a Grand Jury of men, obſervant of their countenances, and of ſpeci­all relation and dependancy upon the ſaid Earle and Baronet Rudd, to ſerve in the quarter Seſſions then hol­den in Carmarthen ſhiere, and prepared a preſentment and had it ingroſſed before hand, to ſerve their turne for raiſing money and ſuppreſſing the Parliaments friends, and overawed the Jury to deliver the ſame to the Court without oath or any examination or evi­dence, as the act of the Jurors upon their oathes that preſentment, deſigned 2600. I. of the Countries mo­ny to be ſequeſtred to the Earle of Carbery.

4. In levying that unjuſt impoſition by the Earle and ſome others of the Delinquents warrants upon pretence that Walter Grundy, perſons known to affect the Parliament, and thereby come to be the object of the Delinquents fury, withſtood the paiment of about 9. ſh. impoſed upon Hugh Grundy their father; the ſaid6 Thomas Philips, Edward Lloyd, with one hundred other perſons in their company the 25. of June, 1643. be­ing the Lords day in the morning, forced an entrance into the houſe, murthered Walter, dangerouſly woun­ded Ralph, carried him priſoner to Carmarthen, indi­cted, arraigned and condemned him of high Treaſon at the great Seſſions in Auguſt following, the houſe plundered to the value of 200. I. and Mary Grundy their ſiſter in houſe with them impriſoned, and Thomas Phi­lips by warrant of the Delinquents immediate after the preſentment, and by colour thereof ſeized the reall e­ſtate of 100. l. value per annum, and perſonall eſtate of 500. l. of Evan Thomas mentioned by the preſentment to be ill-affected to the then government of the Coun­try, and made ſtrict ſearch for his body to have murde­red or proceeded againſt him as a Traitor, but that hee eſcaped by flight to the Parliaments forces in Pem­brookeſhire.

The ſaid Earle by the advice of the other Delinquents conſtantly ſince the increaſe of the troubles, procures perſons ſervilly obſequious to his commands, be they never ſo inhumane, to authorize Sheriffs and other of­ficers in Carmarthenſhiere, for better eſtabliſhing and ſupport of his tyrannie and ſupplement of meanes to feed the profuſeneſſe and luxury of all the Delin­quents, by undoing of ſome, and expoſing of many hundreds of innocent perſons to periſh for want of food.

Praying the perſons of the Delinquents may be ſecured to receive their triall by Parliament, the injuried by them re­compenſed out of their eſtates, and the reſidue ſequeſte­red according to Ordinance of Parliament.


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TextThe Earle of Carberyes pedegree: with their titles, and honourable endowments. Also, a copie of a letter, with the charge and article, sent from the Committee of Pembroke, to the Committee for Compositions at Gold-Smiths hall, against the said Earl, and other grand delinquents of the county of Carmarthen.
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Bibliographic informationThe Earle of Carberyes pedegree: with their titles, and honourable endowments. Also, a copie of a letter, with the charge and article, sent from the Committee of Pembroke, to the Committee for Compositions at Gold-Smiths hall, against the said Earl, and other grand delinquents of the county of Carmarthen. [2], 6 p. s.n.],[London :Printed in the yeer 1646.. (Place of publication from Wing.) (Annotation on Thomason copy: "Octob: 3 London".) (Reproduction of the original in the British Library.)
  • Carbery, Richard Vaughan, -- Earl of, 1600?-1686 -- Early works to 1800.
  • Scotland. -- Army -- History -- Early works to 1800.
  • Attachment and garnishment -- England -- Early works to 1800.
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  • Great Britain -- Confiscations and contributions -- Early works to 1800.

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