Books, Prehistory, Archaeologia Cambrensis 1820

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Some Memoranda of the Civil War in North Wales, written at the time, by Mr. Wm. Maurice, of Llan-Silin, extracted from the Wynnstay Manuscripts.


Nov. 29. "The Parlm burnt Mathavarn, in Mountg, and made that part of the country conformable to the rest.


Aug. 2,—"The Montgomeryshire forces invaded Meirionyddshyre, and lay for a time at Dolgelle. The same day the King's forces burnt Ynys y Maengwyn lest the Parlm should find any harbour there.

"The same day E. V. fortified a new garrison1 at Aber Marchand.

Note 1. The house, then fortified, is still called by the name of Y Garris; it is in the parish of Llanwdddyn, opposite Cynon isa.

Aug. 21. "The Montgom forces invaded again Meirionyddshyre, and lay for a week at Bala, until they were driven out of the country by Sir John Owen and the North Wales men.

"In this voyage the Parlm burnt Caer Gai1.

Note 1. Caer Gai, supposed to have been a Roman station, was at this time the seat of Rowland Vychan, Esq. a staunch loyalist, who suffered much in the royal cause.—See Camero-Briton, No. 6, p. 231, Note.—Ed.

Sept. 21. "The King (age 44) passed through Mountgomeryshyre, and lay that night at Llan Fyllin. The next day, the 22d Sept., the King (age 44) marched from Llan Fyllin by Brithdir, where he dined? and gave proclamation among his souldiers, that they should not plunder any thing in Denbyshire, and thence through Mochnant to Cevn hir Fynydd, and so along the tops of the mountains to Chirk Castle [Map]. The rest of the forces marched to Llan-Silin. The next day after, being Tuesday, the King advanced towards Chester.

Sept. 24. "Being Wednesday, the King's forces were routed by the Parlm army in a place called Rowton Moor.

"From Chester the King retreated to Denbigh Castle, and, having layed there two or three nights, retourned to Chirk Castle [Map]. The next morning, viz. 29th, he advanced from thence with his army through Llan-Silin, and quartered that night in Halchdyn1 and so passed through Mountgomeryshyre towards Ludlow.

Note 1. Halchdyn is in Deuddwr, between the rivers Havren and Vyrnwy, aad near Llandrinio. The name of the place has been anglicised into Haughton.