To the Citie of
from the Lady Eleanor:
Of the
Earle of

Condemn’d, and Beheaded:
1631-04-25Aprill 25. 1631 &c.

Luke, 21. And some of you shall They cause to be put to death, &c But there shall not a haire of your head perish.

Printed in the yeare 16441644.

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The Word of God to The Citie of London:

Luke Evangelist the 19. From The Lady Eleanor: 16441644.

To confirme it out of the mouth of two witnesses: The time of your visitation, as formerly out of the Old Testament. (2 of Kings 20. &c.) A signe given of the Resurrection at what time it is revealed by the times paraleld. So here is one out of the New from a Parable: (Luke the 19.) witnesses the same, concerning when our Saviours returne not fare off. As when thought then the Kingdomedome A2v 3 dome of God was neere: or immediately should appeare.

Wherefore of the very year of God 1631-04-251631 April 25. thus what then came to passe no inferior token or signe of it, as witnesse such a one, &c. And he said therefore a certain Nobleman went into a far Country to receive a Kingdome, and to returne. And cald his ten servants and gave them ten pounds, &c. As moreover in what reign followed that, needs no more date but this. But his Citizens hated him, and sent a Message after him saying. We will not have this man to reigne over us.

And thus proceeding on, as it were with the ten Commandements, obscuredanting to citties in Number then came the first saying, Lord thy pound hath gaind ten: and said have authority over ten Cities: And the second came saying, Lord thy pound hath gaind five: and he said also be thou Ruler over five Cities. And anothernother A3r 4 nother came saying, Lord behold here is thy one pound, that wrapt up in the heavie Handcherchife or Napkin, which amounts to Anno Dom.Domine 1631-04-251631. Aprill 25. And so three of them come to their Last account too, the Earl of Castle-Haven first: One as evill requited by his family, As reputed free to his followers, and accounted just to all and charitable, &c.

So farther for explanation of this peice of Subtraction and Addition, saying Lord he hath ten, whose reply was: That unto every one that hath shall be given and from him that hath not, shall be taken away that he hath. When he said or gave command, take from Him the pound and give it to him that hath ten, where besides the aforesaid yeare of God the mistery there of as manifested, also refers to a certaine principle so distastfull to A3v 5 to his Majestie, the Parliament saying he can receive no losse: That hath nothing of his owne, or to that purpose.

And so much added concerning these words, how he shall be recompencd so evill a steward of his Lords money: That from him that hath not; (Notwithstanding) shall be taken away that which he hath. Accompanied with that voice of the present reigne: Bring them forth and slay them before me mine enemies.

And farther more to bring this home to the time: though in no small hast passing on with great Brittains progresse or story in this of the 19. of Luke &c. When he wept over that hard harted Citie vissited in that manner, comming neigh Bethphage and Bethania, &c. which also drawes neare great Brittain, as shewes the things belonging to their peace hiddenden A4r 6den from their eyes, saying withall . If these should hold their peace when peace in Heaven proclaim’d and his comming, very stones would not be silent, but liken’d to a womans travell, would immediatly cry out.

And thus having denounced their heavie sentence vissits the temple, to purifie it, casting out those making their markets there, as no newes is refullfild with us.

And as this cleare and out of question this parable or portion of Scripture, directed to our dayes where to the faithfull rewarded with so many Cities; and the like, so evident likewise:where that Publican pardond, (Luke19,) Saying salvation was come to his house, bidden to make hast, &c. The very true: Portrature of him, his hastie departure or death. The sonne of old ancient Abraham also: The house of Audeley no obscure one, though one much envied, A4v 7 envied, and such a one then come of no Sodome seed, but like Isaack rather sacrificd, who as he sufferd for the misdemenors of an unrulie houshold sufferd by him, laying on him their faults, so had the honour to have this added.

To suffer between those two the one cleering him at that houre, affirming for that fact whereof the Earle of Castle-Haven was accusd by his wife (such a wicked woman) He was as innocent as the child new borne. Though by the other an Impudent Idolater not cleered, calling out upon Saint Bennet, but cursing the said Earle, wishing him and all his Generation except his sonne hangd and damnd.

And now Sirs you of this Honourable Citie as you have heard these: Shall adde a word of His Majesties Atturney generall that day after they had heard the examina tion a1r 8 examination (falnefalen to a low ebb of what was expected () saying my Lord. You see this odious crime, and therefore you must be curious you admit of no Mittigation, who came short of this first promise. That His Majesties intent was like God to shew mercy, who from fifty did come down to ten when he interceeded for Sodom.

And so what the prisoner answered to them: when his Majesties Chaplins came and told him the King had a gracious purpose to alter the manner of his death. And that he should be beheaded like a Noble man: Replyed he should esteeme that Haulter which should draw Him to Heaven before a collor of pearle or the like. And for the Gallowes likewise that should bring him to his Saviour and Redeemer that dispised not the crosse for him; and so much for him a man a a1v 9 man of a meane stature too, who clmbed bedclim bed that tree at Tower-Hill, when as a like no little throng or presse: A Peere of two Kingdomes a Noble man here, a Prince or Earle in Ireland, whose estate sometime inferior to none. And thus stands forth like that Noble Zacheus cal’d by his name to come downe.


The Earle of Castle-Havens Confession.

In the name of God Amen.

I Mervin, Earl of Castle-haven being in my full strength and memory thankes be given unto my maker, having been branded and openly accused for chang, alteration, and doubtfullnes of my Faith and Religion. I thought fitt like a Christian man to give satisfaction upon what grounds I stand for my beleife, and to expresse it under my hand for the satisfaction of all charitable people and Christians.

First, I doe believe in the blessed and glorious Trinity, three persons, one eternall and everliving God, God the Father, God my Redeemer, and God my Sanctifier.

I doe relie upon the merit, death, and passion of our blessed Saviour Christ Jesus, and upon his Mediation for the remission of my sins.

I doe believe and use with most humble reverence our Lords prayer, the Creed of the Apostles and the tenn Commandements, as they are set downe and allowed in the Church of England.

I doe believe the Canonicall Scriptures and that they are written by the inspiration of the holy spirit.

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I doe believe the Booke of Common Prayer, as it is allowed in the Church of England, to be a good for me in those dayes for the service of God and to use the same, and for the rest of my beleife I doe referre it to the true Orthodox faith of our Church of England. And from the Articles received at this present in the Church of England, and confirmed by authority of Parliament, I doe not differ in any point, renouncing all the superstitions and errors taught or beleived in the Church of Rome or any other Church, in which faith I will, God willing continue to my lives end in Testimony whereof I have hereunto subscribed my hand this 1631-05-01first of May 1631.


Likewise of whose Letter, makeing bold to shew the beginning thereof: When without mercy Castaway: how well resolv’d He was, who had such ill luck at one and Thirty.

Reveale O Daniel, Anagram. Eleanor Audeley I send thee 1631. farewells with thankes for thy letter and advice. But I am bound for Ninevah: And having bidden Tarshish farewell. Not fearing death, I doe not desire life.


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And for more manifestation of what nature this unnaturall strange trespasse. Whereof this man Mer: Lord Audeley was accusd, his undeserv’d death is referd to Geneses 38. Judahs sonnes Er: his eldest , and O Nan his trespasse: And how the Lord slew them both: with her disguising: putting off her widowes garment, with child by whoredome, Tamer travaling with twinns those sonns: with that ominous Scarlet, or Red thread bound, &c.

And therefore shall but name them, the contrivers of it. Ann his wife, and his brother Ferdinando: the one for envie, she being an Heire , and such a notorious one, (O B B1v 12 (O Ann) The other a perverted Papist wanting no malice: wherefore to cut him off, some time gone that way astray too: but recald himself, no aspertion was held too foule for him. And for saving her honour an adultresse by promisd preferment, a Page and a footman was brought forth: Those Witnesses rewarded in their kind, condemned out of their owne mouths, like sillie Sheep for their labour: Who came against a Peere of two Kingdomes, as Broadway by name, charged with that breach made on her:

The other one Fitz Patricke or O Donel a very Vagarant: Accusing himselfe of O Nans uncleannesse or trespasse with his Lord. Upon his Oath beleev’d, which had never received the Sacrament, or at least but one kind before him; that thrice tooke it upon his death And B2r 9 And one never heard to have an Oath come out of his mouth, That in that kind he was not guilty, never intending to reserve oathes to that purpose to make himselfe forsworne before his death.

And so much for those twinns or fellow-servants. Themselves falling into the pit dig’d for another, though guilty of that: as much as those Babes Then born; Yet worthy of no other, witnes out of their owne mouths. INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that surplus is unmatched.Therefore withINTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that substJoin is unmatched. the Executioner, or Man-midwif, as the one helps them into the world, he others out of it: This work though sooner dispatched, where Irelands heavie blow at hand inclusive in these. And after came his Brother with the Red thred, &c.

Also farther for the time of yeare, about sheep-shering time or S. Georges feast: as B2 B2v 9 as Times circumstance requisit, when it came to passe of the Lord Keepers giving sentence; Keeper of the great Seale, made Lord high Steward. That judge, Judah like in this , though not acknowledged, condemned one, more righteous then himselfe. Yet discerne I pray you whose are these, the Signit or Seale, the Staffe, or white Rod, and Bracelets or Color, or what office these are the Ensignes.

And more over how it came to passe with him, behold his own brother Sir Ferdinando Touchet what end he came to, That day twelve moneth in the morning at the same houre his brother was condemn’d, how he dyed suddainly, which had polluted his owne Nest or House, the just hand of God displeased: This unnaturall brother , in a House of Office or the like, stroken dead B3r 10 dead coming but from the Tennis on Holborn Hill, without any servent with him. This O Nan ready to be torn in peices before the breath out of his body: some their hands in his pockets; Others for his Clothes, was found thus by His Servants which came to aske for Him. Thus rewarded as They no other deserved: Judas-like, rather then of Judahs Race or Kind, (Luke 21.) in betraying him betrayed by Friends and Bretheren so openly: Mervin Lord Audeley, of the Manor of Straw-bridge, which never suspected or did know that the Word to be of his house, or appertaining to Parsonages and Tithes, that Mat.Matthew 25. Thou knewest I reap where I sowed not, and gather where I have not strawed. Where although the Arch B. of Canterburies burying his Lords money (as it may well be no B3v 11 no little or hidden of that kind in the earth) with the loosing of his head also tyed up with that Napkin or Kircheife: the one gone to his owne place, Little-Ease or Esaus Rest. The other a cheife Peere, though his hard hap to loose his Head first, yet neverthelesse in Abrahams bosome or Paradice, as his Saviour saying I come to save that which is lost, Luk.Luke 19. As when the ancient of dayes his returne shewed there, so referd to Malachi, shall come as a swift witnesse in judgement, against adulterers, & adultresses and false swearers, and for Tithes that robery and the like. For yee have Rob’d me, &c.

So come Lord, and cut off such an evill time, deferre us not.



As these farther the summe and substance of the matter, shew’d in Luke the 19. and Mat.Matthew 25. When the day of judgement immediately followes, like as those servants three of them, no obscure ones doubtlesse to their account called then. So lastly with the Earle of Castle Haven betrayed, and his sentence: follows theirs as slow. The Earle of Strafford Deputy, &c. And the Arch BB. Which could plead no Ignorance, as referd to his own mouth. those Traytors, for evidence of the end so long waited for.