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Royalist supply ships captured

In Kent on November 26 at 1:29 pm

26 Nov 1642 (Sat) || Certainly it was affirmed, that some ships laden with ammunition were taken in the narrow seas, and are at Margate to come up the River. || John Johnson – The English Intelligencer

|| There was a ship belonging to Newcastle going with provision to the Queene, which was staid at Graves-End, and 100. quarters of Wheate that was in her, the Parliament hath Ordered the Wheate to be forthwith sent to the Province of Munster in Ireland, for reliefe of the Protestants there, and the waxe Candles that were for her Majesties use, to be burnt in saying of Masse at Newcastle, the Parliament hath Ordered to be burnt in the Parliament House: It is hoped to give light this Winter time, to passe a Law that no Masse shall be said or heard by any whom soever in this Kingdome heareafter; and the Beere and Wine that were therein to be redelivered to the owners thereof, the Parliament holding it unfit to send reliefe to her that sends over Armes and Ammunition to ruine them. || Humphrey Blunden – Speciall Passages and Certain Informations

Pirates repelled off the English east coast

In Military News, Norfolk on November 20 at 6:05 pm

Sunday 20 Nov 1642 || The Dunkirke Frigotes thinking to surprize divers of the Hollanders Herring busses comming from [Great] Yarmouth, were by their convoy of men of war, shrewdly beaten, so that they will hardly come abroad any more this Winter into these seas. From Yarmouth it is certified that the Mary Rose, a good stout Ship of theirs at Sea, bound from France homeward, was set upon by two Pyrats men of War, with whom after a long and desperate cruel fight, Mary Rose sunke one of them and layd the other aboard, which was found to be when they had taken her an ArgierVessell¹ laden with Ammunition, most of her men being Irish, and bound for Berehaven.² ||

Out of Norfolke Letters testifie, that the Yarmouth men have had a fight at Sea with some Dunkirk Frigotes that would not come in to them, nor strike their tops, they had a conflict for very neere two houres, and at last, two of them being very nimble vessels, tack’d about, and got away before the wind, the other being shot thorow and thorow, they boarded and tooke, and found in her much ammunition bound for Ireland to assist the Rebels about Wexford. || reports collated by John Johnson – The English Intelligencer

¹ “Argier” was Algiers. Like Dunkirk, it was at that time a centre of piracy.
Berehaven harbour, on the west coast of Ireland, in Co. Cork.

Chester: Earl of Derby seeks recruits & money; prisoners arrive from Ireland

In Cheshire, Military News on November 12 at 1:34 pm

12 Nov 1642 (Sat) || This day in the City of Chester Drums beat for Voluntiers to serve His Majesty under the Command of James Earle of Darby; but it was to small effect, but very few resorting to his Colours but some scattering Welsh-men. This day also in this City was a Speech made by a Gentleman of my Lord of Darbies in the Towne-house, requesting the loane of ten thousand to the said Earle for His Majesties use; but answer was made him, that the Citizens were so impoverished for want of trade since the wars in Ireland, and the combustions here, that it were enough to breed an insurrection to demand such a summe. Towards Evening a Barke arrived at Hilbree, 14 miles beneath Chester,¹ bringing in here many prisoners of quality out of Ireland, which are a comming up to London with all expedition. || John Johnson – The English Intelligencer

¹ Hilbre is an island at the mouth of the Dee Estuary.

Earl of Leicester to go to Ireland; Rupert plunders at Henley

In Berkshire, Oxfordshire on November 4 at 6:14 pm

4 Nov 1642 || There was a Conference of the houses, at which the Lords moved in the behalfe of the Earl of Leicester Lord Lieutenant for Ireland, that he was ready to set forwards for that service, and if the houses so thought fit he would go from hence the next day, and that with so much ardency of affection to the service, that whether the houses would send any moneys along with him to advance the service, or appoint any to bee sent after him, he would venture his life and fortunes in that cause: Whereupon after some consultation both houses agreed to his going.

It was informed the houses, that Prince Robert had plundered Mr [Bulstrode] Whitlocks house at Henly, broke down his park, and pillaged all his Tenants, and for no cause but that Mr Whitlock is a Parliament man. That they have also been at Redding in which Town there was such a party of Malignants that the Townsmen plundered one another. || Samuel Pecke – A Perfect Diurnall of the Passages in Parliament

Queen to stay in Holland; Dutch declare neutrality; Flanders aids Irish

In Foreign News on October 29 at 11:14 pm

29 Oct 1642 – late || By Letters from Holland it was informed, that the Queene intends to stay there all this winter, and that Colonell Goring is come to the Queene. That the States of Holland doe declare to hold a faire correspondency with the Parliament, and that upon a late Assembly there, The States in generall have concluded for the more better preservation of the union and peace between England and them, to stand as neuters, and that no aid shall be sent from thence to assist neither partie. By order of a Parliament, a member of the House of Commons is to bee sent into Flanders with a Declaration against their sending of aid to the Rebels in Ireland, as being a breach of their treaty of peace with this kingdome. The like thing is in agitation for the sending of a member of Parliament into France for the same businesse.  || A Collection of Speciall Passages and Certaine Informations