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

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

INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.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.”

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The Word of God to
The Citie of London:

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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.
INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.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:
(INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Luke the 19.) witnesses the same, concerning
“when our Saviours returne not
fare off. As when thought then the Kingdomedome A2v 3
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, omitted4-5 wordsp:jmurel.tyw
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
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,”
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 INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.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 6 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

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
pardond, (INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Luke 19,) 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

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
(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

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
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 clm­ bedclim
that tree at Tower-Hill, when
as a like no little throng or presse: A
Peere of two Kingdomes a Noble man
, 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

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

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

I a2v 6

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.
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.


B1r 6

And for more manifestation of
what nature this unnaturall strange
trespasse. Whereof this man Mer: Lord
was accusd, his undeserv’d death is
referd to INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.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,

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
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.
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
what end he came to, That
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
, 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,
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
, (INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.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 INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.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
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,”
INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Luk. 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 INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Luke the 19. and INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Mat. 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.
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.