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A LIST OF THE Priſoners taken, and thoſe that were ſlain by Collonell Horton in South-Wales. AND An Ordinance of the Lords and Com­mons in Parliament Aſſembled.

For ſetling the Militia, and raiſing of Forces for ſuppreſſing all Rebellions and Inſurrections in the Counties of Glouceſter, Monmouth, Brecon, and Glamorgan. AND For the better ſecuring, and ſafety of the Parliament, and the ſaid Counties.

Die Veneris 12. May. 1648.

REſolved by the Lords and Commons in Parliament Aſſembl­ed, That Wedneſday next be appointed for a day of publique thankeſgiving to Almighty God, for h••great mercy and bleſsing in giv­ing ſo great and ſeaſonable a Victory to the Parliaments Forces; under the Command of Colonell Horton, over all the Forces of the Enemy in South-Wales, on Munday the 8 of this inſtant May 1648 To bee obſerved within the City of London and Liberties thereof late lines of Communication, and weekely Bills of, Mortality; And that the Lord Mayor be deſired to give timely notice hereof, to all the Miniſters with­in the places aforeſaid.

Joh Brown Cler. Parliamentorum

Printed at London by Robert Ibbitſon in Smithfield, neere the Queens-head Tavern. 1648.


Die Veneris 12 May 1648.

BE it Ordained, and it is ordained by the Lords & Commons Aſſembled in Par­liament, That theſe perſons following, (viz) For the County of Glouceſter, William Lord Viſcount Say and Seal, James Fienes Eſquire, Sir John Seymor Knight, Nathaniell Stephens, Edward Stephens, John Stephens, Thomas Hod­ges, Thomas Pury Eſquires; Sir Giles Overbury Knight, William Leigh, Richard Aylworth, Job Deighton, John Barnard Eſquires, Robert Wa­terworth Gent. Silvanus Wood, John Fetti­place, Robert Oldeſworth Eſquires, Richard Ste­phens, Stephen Fowler Gent. Thomas Eſcourt, William Shephard, John Codrington, Samuel Cod­rington, Thomas Stephens, William Stafford, Mat­thew Huntley, Anthony Kingſcote, Richard Yate William Cooke, Thomas Iames Eſquires; Iames Hawkins Gent. William Browne Eſq Col. Iohn Barrow, Col. Robert Kyrle, Lieutenant Collonell Daniel Dobbins, and George Ken, Eſquire, For the City and County of the Ci­ty of Glouceſter, the Major, Recorder and Sheriffes of the City of Glouceſter, for the3 time being, John Brewſter, William Singleton, William Capell, Thomas Hill, Thomas Pury, Den­nis Wife, Luke Nurſe, John Maddox, Henry Cugley, James Stephens, Aldermen; Iohn Len­thall, Iohn Dorney, Robert Kirle, Iohn Hanbury, Silvanus VVood, VVilliam Sheppard, Evan Soize Eſquires, and Thomas Pury jun: Gent: For the County of Monmouth, Philip Earle of Pembrooke and Mountgomery, Iohn Herbert E­ſquire, Sir Trevor Williams Barronet, Tho­mas Morgan, Collonell VVilliam Herbert, Hen­ry Herbert, VVilliam Morgan, Edward Morgan, Collonell Thomas Herbert, Collonell Thomas Hughes, Thomas Pury jun. William Iones, Wil­liam Baker, Henry Baker, Iohn Parry, Iohn Walter, Chriſtopher Katchmey, VVilliam Bleth­ing, Iohn Hanbury, Roger Williams, William Packer, and Rice Williams Eſquires: For the County of Brecon, Howel Guin of Lan­braine, Iohn Walbief, Edward Ramſey, Edmond Ganies, Thomas Lewes, Thomas Williams, Tho­mas Price, William Watkins, and Lewis Iones Eſquires: For the County of Glamorgan, Philip Earl of Pentbrook and Mountgomery, Phi­lip Lord Herbert, Algernon Sidney, Walter Stoickland, Buſſey Manſel, Edward Brichard; Michael Oldeſworth, Evan Soyſe, Humphrey2 Windham, Thomas Carne, Collonell VVilliam Herbert, Edward Stradling, Collonell Philip Iones, Iohn Herbert, Thomas Spencer, Richard Iones, Iohn Price, and Rowland Dawkins Eſquires ſhall be Committees for the Militia reſpe­ctively in the ſeverall and reſpective Counties oGlouceſter and Monmouth, The City, and County of the City of Glouceſter Brecon & Gla­morgan, for the better ſecuring, and ſafety of the Parliament, and the ſaid Counties.

And ſhall have power and authority, and are hereby authorized by themſelves, or any three of them in the ſaid ſeverall Counties, and places reſpectively to put the ſaid Coun­ties & places, into a poſture of defence, and to raiſe Forces, Horſe and Foot, and them to liſt, arme and exerciſe, and to forme them into Regiaments, Troops and Companies, and them to muſter, array and weapon from time to time in places fit for that purpoſe, and to appoint over them Colonels, Cap­tains and other Officers from time to time, by Commiſſions under the Hands and Seals of the ſaid ſeverall and reſpective Commit­tees, or any ſeaven of them, in the reſpective Counties aforeſaid, as often as there ſhalbe3 occaſion in that behalfe, And ſhal have pow­er, and are hereby authorized by themſelves, or their ſaid Commanders, and Officers to lead, conduct, and imploy the ſaid Perſons arrayed, and weaponed for the ſuppreſſion of all Rebellions and Inſurrections that ſhal or may happen within the Counties and Pla­ces aforeſaid, according as the ſaid Com­mittees reſpectively ſhall from time to time give directions, or ſhall be otherwiſe direct­ed from time to time by the Lords and Com­mons in Parliament Aſſembled, Or the Committee ſitting at Darby houſe, Any for­mer Order, Declaration, or other matter to the contrary hereof in any wiſe notwith­ſtanding, And for all, and every their doing herein, the ſaid reſpective Committees, and all and every the ſaid Perſon and Per­ſons ſhall be ſaved harmeleſſe, and indemp­nified by the authority of Parliament. Pro­vided that this Ordinance, and every thing therein contained ſhall continue for the ſpace of ſix Monthes, and no longer.

Hen. Elſynge Cler. Par. Dom. Com.

To the Right Honourable the Earle of Mancheſter, Speaker of the Houſe of Peers, pro tempore.

My Lord,

GOd hath this day rewarded our weari­ſome Marches with a full and glorious Victory over and Enemy who had uſed much ſubtilty and diligence to engage the King­dome in a new War; they had increaſed to a great number by the addition of divers diſ­banded men from England, and a generall conjunction of moſt of able bodied Inha­bitants of the Counties of Pembrook, Cvr­marthen, and Cardigan, and many of Glamor­gan. This day about nine of the Clocke it pleaſed God that wee ingaged with them at a place called Saint Fagons, three miles diſtant from Cardiffe, and for neare two hours had a very hot diſpute, but at length by Gods mercy they were put to a totall rout, many ſlaine upon the place, and about three thou­ſand Priſoners, great ſtore of Armes and Ammunition, and many Coulours; The Enemy accounted themſelves eight thou­ſand Horſe and Foot, which makes the mercy more remarkable.

My Lord, The Almighty was pleaſed5 greatly to ſtrengthen both our Officers and Souldiers, in the diſcharge of their duties with much reſolution and cheerfulneſſe, but with one heart they deſire, that the honour of this worke may bee wholly given to God. This account I held my ſelf bound to preſent your Lordſhips with, to bee communicat­ed to the Right Honourable the Houſe of Peeres, being

My Lord: Your moſt humble and faithful Servant Tho. Horton.
Taken Priſoners by Colonell Horton.
  • Major Gen. John Stradling.
  • Laughorns Quartermaſter gen.
  • Laughorns Commiſſary gen.
  • 12 Gentlemen that were to have had Commiſſions to at­tend at the head-Quarters.
  • Collonell Harris,
  • Col. Phillip Sammage, of New­caſtle.
  • Col. Rith. Grime.
  • Col. Howel Gamis.
  • Severall other Collonels, that had not received their Com­miſſions.
  • Lieut. Col. Wogan of Pembrook.
  • Lieut. Col. Lewis of Redla.
  • Lieu Col Hodskin of the Foreſt
  • Major Phillips,
  • Major Dawkins,
  • Major Stedman,
  • Major Chriſtopher Matthews of St. Anall.
  • Capt. Matthew.
  • Capt. Will: Batton,
  • Capt. Rich: Cradack.

Beſides divers others, whoſe names are not yet brought in. (viz.)

  • 80 Collonels, Lieutenant Co­lonels, Majors, Captaines, and Lieutenants.
  • 70 Inſeriour Officers.
  • Doctor Lloyd,
  • Severall other Malignant Min.
  • Mr. Marmaduke Lloyd, Sir Mar­maduke Lloyds Son.
  • Mr. Hugh Lloyd,
  • Mr. James Walcot,
  • Mr. Walter Lloyd.
  • Mr. George Anderſon,
  • Mr. Roger Gamis,
  • Mr. VValter Powel,
  • Mr. Edward Gamis,
  • Mr. Roger VVilliams,
  • Mr. Deavoreux Grafton.
  • 250 Gentlemen and Refor­mado Officers.
  • 2600 Common Souldiers,
  • 4000 Clubmen diſperſed to their ſeverall habitations.
  • 350 Armes broken & whole.
  • 50 Coullours, and ſtandards.
  • 360 Horſe,
  • All their Ammunition, bagge and baggage.
Slain of the Welch.
  • Lieut. Col. Thomas Laughorne,
  • Lieut. Col. Howel.
  • Major Buſſey.
  • Major Evan Thomas,
  • Major Smith.
  • Captain Turburvill a Papiſt.
  • Capt. Powel of Lantrade,
  • 40 Officers more,
  • 150 Common Souldiers,
  • Gen. Laughorn wounded & fled
  • Col Powel fled with 100 horſe
  • Col. Poyer keeps Pembrook ca­ſtle with 100 men.

Die Veneris May 12. 1648.

REſolved by the Lords and Commons in Parliament Aſſembled, That Wedneſday next be appointed for a day of publique thankſgiving to Almighty God, for his great mercy and bleſſing, in giving ſo great and ſeaſonable a Victory to the Parliaments Forces under the Command of Colonel Horton, over al the Forces of the Enemy in South-Wales on Munday the 8 of this inſtant May 1648 to be obſer­ved within the City of London and Liberties, thereof, late Lines of Communication and weekly Bills of Mortality. And that the Lord Mayor be deſired to give timely notice hereof to all the Miniſters within the places afreſaid.

John Browne Cler. Parliamentorum

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TextA list of the prisoners taken, and those that were slain by Collonell Horton in South-Wales. And an ordinance of the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled. For setling the militia, and raising of forces for suppressing all rebellions and insurrections in the counties of Gloucester, Monmouth, Brecon, and Glamorgan. And for the better securing, and safety of the Parliament, and the said counties.
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Bibliographic informationA list of the prisoners taken, and those that were slain by Collonell Horton in South-Wales. And an ordinance of the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled. For setling the militia, and raising of forces for suppressing all rebellions and insurrections in the counties of Gloucester, Monmouth, Brecon, and Glamorgan. And for the better securing, and safety of the Parliament, and the said counties. England and Wales. Parliament.. 3, 2-5, 8 p. by Robert Ibbitson in Smithfield, neere the Queens-head Tavern,Printed at London :1648.. (Includes a letter dated and signed on p.5: 8 May, 1648. Tho. Horton.) (Reproduction of the original in the British Library.)
  • Horton, Thomas, d. 1649 -- Early works to 1800.
  • St. Fagans (Wales), Battle of, 1648 -- Early works to 1800.
  • Prisoners of war -- Great Britain -- Early works to 1800.
  • Great Britain -- History -- Civil War, 1642-1649 -- Early works to 1800.
  • Great Britain -- Militia -- Early works to 1800.
  • Wales -- History -- 1536-1700 -- Early works to 1800.

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