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The Suburbs taken by the Lord Gene­rall, part of it Fired.

Sir THOMAS HONYVVOOD taken Priſoner, and 20 killed.

Killed of the Enemy 100. and taken 500 Priſoners.

With the particulars of the ſaid FIGHT.

ALSO A Declaration from the Gentlemen of SOVTH-WALES.

And the Proceedings of Lieutenant Generall Crumwell.

London Printed for Richard Smithurſt, and are to be ſold neer Hoſier-Lane, 1648.


A Letter from the ARMIE NEERE COULCHESTER in ESSEX, WHERE The Lord Generall entred the Suburbs.

Noble Sir,

THe Lord Generall marched out this day to view Coulcheſter, with ſome Inhabi­tants that could deſcry the Towne, for the better ordering of the advance of the Army thither.

His Excellency had with him onely two Regiaments of horſe, and one Regiament of foot, with whom he marched for this De­ſigne.


The Lord Goring, Sir Charles Lucas, and their body of Horſe and Foot, being quartered in and a­bout the Town.

But the Cavaliers were ſecure, not dreaming of ſo ſuddain an approach of his Excellency, and the ra­ther becauſe our Artillery (they knew) could not bee yet come.

Upon his Excellencies approach, the Enemy in Coulcheſter took an Alarm, and all (ſo farre as they had ſupplies) riſe in Armes, and ſome got upon the Walls, others upon the Steeple, and other places to view our Forces.

But the reſolute party of Cavaliers, made a ſally out of the Town, and faced our Regiaments.

Our Forces (hereupon) put themſelves into a po­ſture to receive them, which they did with much gal­lantry,

There was a hot diſpute but ſhort, ſome killed and taken on both ſides.

But (at laſt) the Enemy was put to a retreat, into the Town, the Lord Generall purſuing them to the very Suburbs, doing execution.

His Excellency hath already entred the Suburbs, where ſome Houſes neer the gate, are at this inſtant on fire.

Sir Thomm Honywood is with the Eſſex Forces, and a party from the Army, gone towards Suffolk bor­ders, to prevent the Cavaliers from flying that way, and care is taken to prevent their marching North­ward.

The Diſpute doth ſtill continue, for the Town. which is probable will ere long be ours, as ſecure3 as Maydſtone, Rocheſter, or Canterbury in Kent.

But his Excellency had no intent at this time to engage, only to have viewed the Town, and ground. And to have marched up when the Artillery, and body of the Army were come up, then to have falne to the buſineſſe.

Sir Alexander Ratcliffe is taken priſoner at Rum­ford, with ſome others, by ſome of the Country.

There are few that continue in Armes againſt us here, ſave ſuch as were formerly in Armes againſt the Parliament. And ſome others of deſperate fortunes, and diſcontented perſons.

There are divers Inhabitants of this County, that ſpoke formerly well of them, that now none are more againſt them. The reaſon is, as they ſaid, becauſe they had aſſurance upon the faith and honour of di­vers of them, that they ſhould be protected from all harme or dammage. And yet they are plundered by them as well as any others.

The civill Women and Mayds, where theſe men come are afraid to goe out of their Houſes, by reaſon of ſome incivillitie offered to ſome of their Neigh­bours.

This County hath been already damnifi­ed by the riſing of the Cavaliers (as is gueſt) at laſt 10000 li. already. Beſides the ſuffe­rings of the Inhabitants for lack of Trade, The poore being ready to ſtarve for want of imployment.


A Declaration by the well-affected Gentlemen of SOVTHWALES.

WHereas it was in the laſt weeks Diur­nall, Viz. That Poyer holds to his firſt reſolution of ſuch and ſuch things as he demanded, not at all having aſsiſted the party that was com­manded by Major Generall Laughorn, nor per­mitting any of thoſe that fled from the Battaile, to come in to him.

Which particulars are very untrue, and purpoſely given in by ſome of Poyers agents here, to extenuate the fouleneſſe of his Rebel­lion, and that he may be received in upon ad­vantagious conditions: But the truth is, and it is moſt certainly known, that Poyer ſent up from Pembrookſhire to Powel, then muſtering of the County of Carmarthen, and before the Rout in Clamorganſhire 400 Foot and Horſe, and ſince their defeat in Glamorganſhire, Poyer hath received Laughorn, with the remainder of the fugitives from Glamorganſhire into the Town of Pembrook, and Poyer hath ſince de­clared to live and die with them, and ſpared5 them the proviſions he had plundered from the well-affected of that County, and doth joyn with Laughorn, in oppoſing the Lieute­nant Generalls Forces, now beſieging the Town and Caſtle of Pembrook. And to am­muſe the people of the Counties of Pembrook, Carmarthen, and Glamorgan, as inſtruments to raiſe an Army for Laughorn, againſt his going down from hence, they made ſeverall Decla­rations to the ſaid Counties.

In the County of Pembrook they declared for King, Parliament, Covenant, and againſt the Lord Generals Army.

In the County of Carmarthen, for King, Par­liament, and againſt the Army.

In the County of Glamorgan, for the King, & againſt the Army. This their juggling with God and man, thrived accordingly.

Its hoped that Poyer having firſt appeared in Rebellion of any in the Kingdom, and ha­ving rejected thoſe ſeverall faire offers made him by the Lord Generall, touching pay­ment of his Arrears, and Indempnity upon his ſurrendring the ſaid Caſtle, and having plundered and ruined the well-affected Gen­try6 of that County, who were forced by him to leave their Country, and to repair to Coll. Horton for ſafety, ſhall not receive conditions of Indempnity, or more mercy then a Coun­cell of warre in Juſtice ſhall doe him.

Honoured Sir,

WE had laſt night a very hot diſpute at our en­tring of theſe ſuburbs, the Enemy ſallyed out of this Towne of Coulcheſter upon three Regiaments that came to view the place: wee fought them, and, through Gods mercy to us, are entred the Suburbs. They have two Drakes within, and have made many ſhot at us. There are all the grand Cavaliers within: the Lord Goring, the Lord Culpepper, Sir Charles Lu­cas, and their Cavalry, & wee hope can hardly eſcape us. In the fight laſt night we loſt ſome 20 men, and have many wounded. We killed 100 of them, and wounded abundance as we heare. And we have taken 500 Priſoners, 400 of whom they kept out. And hope to give (God ſtrengthening us) a ſpeedy account of reducing all the reſt, to which the Country comes in freely (by reaſon of the Cavalliers ill uſage to­wards them) to give us aſſiſtance.


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TextA fight the Lord Goring beaten at Coulchester in Essex. The suburbs taken by the Lord Generall, part of it fired. Sir Thomas Honyvvood taken prisoner, and 20 killed. Killed of the enemy 100. and taken 500 prisoners. With the particulars of the said fight. Also a declaration from the gentlemen of South-Wales. And the proceedings of Lieutenant Generall Crumwell.
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Bibliographic informationA fight the Lord Goring beaten at Coulchester in Essex. The suburbs taken by the Lord Generall, part of it fired. Sir Thomas Honyvvood taken prisoner, and 20 killed. Killed of the enemy 100. and taken 500 prisoners. With the particulars of the said fight. Also a declaration from the gentlemen of South-Wales. And the proceedings of Lieutenant Generall Crumwell. [2], 6 p. Printed for Richard Smithurst, and are to be sold neer Hosier-Lane,London :1648.. (Annotation on Thomason copy: "June 15".) (Reproduction of the original in the British Library.)
  • Norwich, George Goring, -- Earl of, 1583?-1663 -- Early works to 1800.
  • Great Britain -- History -- Civil War, 1642-1649 -- Early works to 1800.
  • Colchester (England) -- History -- Siege, 1648 -- Early works to 1800.

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