CHARLES I and THE CIVIL WAR."The humble petition of George Druell, Lieutenant", addressed to King Charles I", undated
Lot 33
CHARLES I and THE CIVIL WAR."The humble petition of George Druell, Lieutenant", addressed to King Charles I", undated
Sold for £312 (US$ 518) inc. premium
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CHARLES I and THE CIVIL WAR
"The humble petition of George Druell, Lieutenant", addressed to King Charles I, recording Lieutenant Druell's service in the royalist cause "from the very first beginning thereof" and at Berwick, York, Lincoln, Beverley, Nottingham, and finally Oxford, under Colonel Hollyland – "in which service returning back to Nottingham he was unhappily taken Prisoner on the 10th of September [1644] and sent to London, where he was committed to the Marshallseas remayning in durance 20 weekes, & from thence removed to The Lord Peters house in London where he remayned for the space of 10 weekes & now hath happily (but with great dainger) made his escape"; aksing therefore that the King be pleased "to dispose him to such Imployment as to your Princely wisdome shall seeme fittest. or in the meane time to afford him some Meanes to subsist & attend your Majesties occasions", one page, integral leaf, docketed, minor wear, small 4to, undated

Footnotes

  • Druell (or Dewell) is recorded in Edward Peacock, Army Lists of the Roundheads and Cavaliers (1874), p. 83, as an Ensign in the regiment of Colonel William Vavasour in 1640 (during the Second Bishops' War) as well as an Ensign in Northumberland's army 'after the Armies Retreat from Newcastle into York' that year (Rushworth, Historical Collections, iii, 1639-40); while an order of the House of Commons of 20 September 1642, lists him among those to 'be committed to several prisons at the discretion of the Sheriff of Middlesex'.
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