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 =====Notable Officers===== =====Notable Officers=====
 ===Peter Stepkins==== ===Peter Stepkins====
-Of Seighford, Staffordshire. He was an early leader of the Parliamentarian party in Staffordshire. Governor of Leek in 1643. In 1646 he appears to have been in overall command of the Staffordshire forces at the siege of Lichfield. Despite his early prominance ​he appears never to have sat on the county committee.  ​+Of Seighford, Staffordshire. He was an early leader of the Parliamentarian party in Staffordshire. Governor of Leek in 1643. In 1646 he appears to have been in overall command of the Staffordshire forces at the siege of Lichfield. Despite his early prominence ​he appears never to have sat on the county committee.  ​ 
 +====Contemporary References==== 
 +===August 1648=== 
 +Col. Stepkins slain, in attempting to surprize Stafford Garison, by Capt. Stone Governour.(([[http://​www.british-history.ac.uk/​rushworth-papers/​vol7/​pp1212-1248|Rushworth Papers]])) 
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 +From Stafford Aug. 14. It is thus written: Colonel Stepkins, who formerly betrayed this Garison to the Parliament, hath long waited an Opportunity,​ to reingratiate himself in His Majesty'​s Favour, by surprizing the same for His Majesty'​s Service. The Design was laid very cunningly, but prevented by the Vigilancy of Captain Stone, (the present Governour, and a faithful Gentleman) and Stepkins slain
 =====Strength===== =====Strength=====
 A single troop A single troop