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LAMENTABLE AND SAD NEVVES FROM THE NORTH viz. Yorke; Lancaſter, Darby, and Newcaſtle, Sent in a Letter from a Gentleman reſident in Yorke, to his friend living in Lumbard ſtreet.

ALSO Strange Newes from Leiceſter, how Colonell Lunsford, Captain Legg, and Mr Haſtings have appeared in a warlike Manner, with a true diſco­very of their intention, and the manner of the oppoſition by the Earle of Stanfoord Lord Lieutenant of that County.

London, Printed for G. Thomlinſon, and T. Watſon. 1642.




ACcording to my engage­ments when I was at Lon­don, I can do no leſſe then advertiſe you of our neweſt newes at Yorke, which in­deed at this time is ſo terri­ble, that it would melt an adamantine heart into tears to Relate.

The Rebellious inſurec­tion and wicked polices and ſtratagems of theſe moſt Helliſh Papiſts and malignant party are growne to ſuch an head, that tis feared without the great mercy of God, we are like to undergo the hardeſt cenſure and bloody­eſt devices they poſſibly can inflict upon this our flou­riſhing Kingdom, the whole City and County of Yorke, is ſo grievioufly perplexed with the fear of a civill war, which ſtill theſe Cavaliers with oathes and threats doe dayly inſiſt to the terrour of all good Chriſtians they are now grown to ſo inſolent and turbulent ſpirits being countenanced with the ſmiles of many noble-men that4 men cannot diſpoſe of their own goods themſelves nor families, nor indeed being in poſſeſſion of them over night, know not whether they may lay claime to them as their owne the next morning or no, for their will is a Law, and what other men have is theirs contrary to Law, nolens volens.

For their own parts, they are wickedly grown deſpe­rate, through the favours of ſo many men of note in Yorke, Noblemen, that they care not for the ruination of a whole Kingdome, ſo themſelves may imbrue their hands in innocent blood, which the Lord bee mercifull to us, if we come to ſtand to their mercy, for then ſhall we ſee our Wives raviſhed before our faces, our chil­drens braines daſhed out againſt the walles, and our ſelves expoſed with ſo great loſſe to the adventure upon any oppoſition of far more tyrannie if poſſibly infllicted on us: therefore had we need in time to call and cry unto the Lord to be mercifull unto us, and to this our finfull Nation and unanimiouſly joyne againſt viper­ous brood of Sathan, and locuſts of the bot tomleſſepit.

They have ſhewed themſelves ſo inſolent; and ſo aſſu­red of poſſeſſion of the city of London, that for a wanton kiſſe of their Ladies, they have undertaken to ſell any mans goods or Iewells, or what elſehey require, which is the propriety of any mans in the Kingdome, and ſo careleſſe have they bin here to pay for any thing which they have a mind to, that they take it with a let's ſee who dares ſay, let it belong to who it will.

They will as familiarly come into a Taverne or ale­houſe cellar, and knock out the bottome of the veſſels, and make nothing of it to drinke ſo long as they thinke good, ſo is it likewiſe if they have occaſion for cloathes, boots, or any other commodities in the City, take them5 without demanding what's to pay, promiſing when they receives pay or pillage to pay them, which upon the leaſt oppoſition, they undergoe the right of their cane, and upon any further reſiſtance, ſlaſh them with their ſwords.

And in the like nature hath the whole County of York undergone the puniſhment theſe caviliers thought fit to inflect upon them, by riding, 20. 30. 40. in a troop 10. or 12. miles fom the City a purving where with them, all is fiſh which come to the net, be they poore or rich that are looſers, 'tis all one to them.

Likewiſe, in contempt of all Iuſtice, they have abuſed many honourable perſonages, imploye by the Parlia­ment in Yorke, and other places adjacent, ſwearing bit­terly, Damne and ſinke them, they will be revenged on the Puritan Parliament, and all other adherents the Citizens of London. So that with their bloody oathes, and moſt damnable actions, terible to relate, the whole City and County of Yorke is fruſtrate of that happines and fruition, which we might by the providence of God enjoy.

But now to the terror and amazement of all true har­ted proteſtants, other neighbouring Counties are like (without the aboundant mercy of God) to bee ſharers of this dolefull tragedy now acting in the North, for they have already begun their deſperate intentions in Lancaſter, as may appeare by the Lord Strange his Car­riadge there, where, with a company of about 700 men hath by vertue of the Commiſſion of Array, diſpoſed of ſome part of the Magazine there, and hath oppoſed the Deputy Lieftenant, appointed by the ordinance for the Militia, for putting the ſame in execution, and like­wiſe it plainly appears by his Majeſties letter to Sir Iohn6 Gerlington the high Sheriffe of that County to ſum up all the proteſtant Subjects with all ſpeed at Preſton, to heare his Maieſties two laſt declarations, and the Lan­caſhire petition to the King, and his Majeſties anſwer thereunto, ſome of the Committees for Lancaſter deſi­red the forbearance of them to be read, but hee in con­tempt of their order from the Parliament departed with ſome of his friends, and cryed out, all that are for the King go with us, crying, for the King, for the King, and ſo about 400 perſons, wherof the moſt part of them were popiſh Recuſants went with him and ridde up and downe the moore, and cryed, for the King, for the King, but far more in number ſtayed with the Committee and prayed for the uniting of the King and Parliament with a generall acclamation, ſo that ti's thought ſince the Committees going there, it hath wonderfully wrought upon the hearts of the people; but upon contempt of the Committee Sir Iohn Gerlington, Sir George Middleton and Sir Edward Fitton are ſent for to the Houſe as delin­quents and for Manchester, they all ſtand upon their own guard, with their ſhops ſhut up, well affected to the Kings Majeſty and both his Houſes of Parliament, in oppoſition of any that ſhall oppoſe them, and the coun­try round adjoyning, are very obſervant to any com­mand, to be in readineſſe to attend there or elſe where for the defence of their Countrey, lives, liberties, and eſtates, and the defence of the true proteſtant Religion with their lives and all that is theirs, ſo that it is now probable that the Lord Strange hath diſmiſſed the moſt part of his men, and is weary of what hee hath begun, ſeeing no more ſupply come to his Lordſhip, and heare­ing of the ſtay of foure of his engines of warre to bee ſent to him ſtayed at the b•••l ſavagene••••••eet bridge according to his expectation.

7We alſo credibly heare, that Colonel Lansford and Captain Legge have appeared at Leiceſter with about 500 men, horſe and foote, and great ſtore of powder, match, and ammunition, where aboue a hundred more Cavi­leers are gone to tender their ſervice, alſo one Mr. Hast­ings came out of Darby-ſhire, with about 300 men, ſome 100. Colyers and 32. miniſters ſuch as they were, to a­nimate their cauſe, and Mr. Haſtings muſtered about 100 horſe, 120. musketteirs, and 80 pikes, by vertue of the Commiſſion of Array, who (as it is thought) came on purpoſe, to ioyne with Colonell Lunsford and Captain Legge, but being diſappointed, Mr. Haſtings for feare ſtole away in the night, and left his prieſts and Colliers to contend with each other, who was the cauſe of their following ſo light a heeld gentleman, ſo the men were diſmiſſed, & their arms taken away, and ſent them every one into his owne Countrey, but ſince we hear that Mr. Haſtings is ioyned with Colonell Lunsford and Captain Legge, we heare that the Earle of Stamford, Lord Lieute­nant of that County, ſeeks by all meanes to ſuppreſſe with his wiſedome and gravity theſe, and all other the like inſurrections and rebellions, but what the event will be the Lord knowes.

We alſo heare from Newcaſtle, that the Earle of Newcaſtle hath placed about 500 men in garriſon, is raiſing a troope of Horſe; and beats the Drum for Vo­luntiers, but the trained bands in moſt places Refuſe to come in, alſo 4 peeces of Ordnancis carryed down to South Tixmonth, and there are 300 men in worke ma­king a Sconce to command all ſhips that come in, and go out, the towne is in greater perplexity already, then they were all the time the Scots were there, and Ship maſters refuſe to go in, leaſt their ſhips be ſtayed,8 ſeeing ſuch ſtrange combuſtion beginning to ariſe.

Thus having certified you of the trueſt newes that is now amongſt us, which I pray God in his good time to ceaſe all ſuch Turbulent and malicious diſturbers of this Common wealth, with my beſt reſpects to your ſelfe, and love to all my friends, with the next conve­nience you ſhall heare from me. In the meane time I take my leave, and reſt.

Your aſſured Loving Friend, Will. Ienkinſon.

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TextLamentable and sad nevves from the north. Viz. Yorke; Lancaster, Darby, and Newcastle, sent in a letter from a gentleman resident in Yorke, to his friend living in Lumbard Street. Also strange newes from Leicester, how Colonell Lunsford, Captain Legg, and Mr Hastings have appeared in a warlike manner, with a true discovery of their intention, and the manner of the opposition by the Earle of Stanfoord lord lieutenant of that county.
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Bibliographic informationLamentable and sad nevves from the north. Viz. Yorke; Lancaster, Darby, and Newcastle, sent in a letter from a gentleman resident in Yorke, to his friend living in Lumbard Street. Also strange newes from Leicester, how Colonell Lunsford, Captain Legg, and Mr Hastings have appeared in a warlike manner, with a true discovery of their intention, and the manner of the opposition by the Earle of Stanfoord lord lieutenant of that county. Jenkinson, William.. 8 p. Printed for G. Thomlinson, and T. Watson,London :1642.. (Signed: Will. Ienkinson.) (Author is William Jenkinson. Cf. Halkett and Laing.) (Reproduction of the original in the British Library.)
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