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 From original research by Victor Judge aka BCW user '​1642'​ From original research by Victor Judge aka BCW user '​1642'​
  
-At Newark, the Regiment lay at Muskham bridge and on the 7th March were attacked by Colonel Middleton and other forces.The relation of the event is as follows:​- ​(1) +At Newark, the Regiment lay at Muskham bridge and on the 7th March were attacked by Colonel Middleton and other forces.The relation of the event is as follows:​- ​
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-Holles relates that his Regiment, not above 250 strong under Lieutenant Colonel Clement Benson (Holles himself being away at Oxford) were divided into two squadrons and Captain Benson, the Lieutenant Colonels son was shot through the body and carried off. Lieutenants Maxwell and Baroughby retreated to the rear of their soldiers and Captain William Holles leaving his own squadron to Captain Gardiner, went and cudgelled Lieutenant Maxwell for his cowardice, then encouraged and led the men. He was hit by a great bullet-canon ball or piece- which shattered his thigh in pieces. It was not possible for him to be carried off and he died two hours after in the enemies hands and was buried at Winthorp Church.(4) ​+
  
 +(1) Holles relates that his Regiment, not above 250 strong under Lieutenant Colonel Clement Benson (Holles himself being away at Oxford) were divided into two squadrons and Captain Benson, the Lieutenant Colonels son was shot through the body and carried off. Lieutenants Maxwell and Baroughby retreated to the rear of their soldiers and Captain William Holles leaving his own squadron to Captain Gardiner, went and cudgelled Lieutenant Maxwell for his cowardice, then encouraged and led the men. He was hit by a great bullet-canon ball or piece- which shattered his thigh in pieces. It was not possible for him to be carried off and he died two hours after in the enemies hands and was buried at Winthorp Church.
  
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 Gentlemen, Gentlemen,
 In pursuance of your order of the fourth of July instant wee certifie In pursuance of your order of the fourth of July instant wee certifie