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 Thomas Steele was before the war a cheese-factor in Nantwich. Nathanial Lancaster the Chaplain of Brereton'​s army decribed him as "a rough-hewn man; no soldier",​ and that his charge at Beeston was "more to see it repaired, victualled and live quietly there, than the safe custody of it". Following his death sentance he confessed to a long term illicit relationship with a maid at an inn he frequented on his business trips. Thomas Steele was before the war a cheese-factor in Nantwich. Nathanial Lancaster the Chaplain of Brereton'​s army decribed him as "a rough-hewn man; no soldier",​ and that his charge at Beeston was "more to see it repaired, victualled and live quietly there, than the safe custody of it". Following his death sentance he confessed to a long term illicit relationship with a maid at an inn he frequented on his business trips.
 His nephew [[http://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​William_Steele_%28Lord_Chancellor_of_Ireland%29|William Steele]] was a leading lawyer during the Commonwealth and Protectorate. ​ His nephew [[http://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​William_Steele_%28Lord_Chancellor_of_Ireland%29|William Steele]] was a leading lawyer during the Commonwealth and Protectorate. ​
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 +====Officer List====
 +Lieutenant Slade was with the company at Derby
 =====Strength===== =====Strength=====
-A single company of around 60 men. The only known member was one Thomas Gravner who was wounded at the taking of Beeston and died of his injuries sometime later. ​+A single company of around 60 men. One member ​of the company ​was Thomas Gravner who was wounded at the taking of Beeston and died of his injuries sometime later. While another John Gravner was paid part of his arrears in 1645.
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