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 =====Notable Officers===== =====Notable Officers=====
 ====Sir Edmund Fortescue==== ====Sir Edmund Fortescue====
-[[https://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Edmund_Fortescue|Sir Edmund Fortescue]] tried to raise the Devon Posse Comitatus at Modbury in 1642 but was captured when Ruthin dispersed the gathering. He was imprisoned at Windsor Castle until released in a prisoner exchange in 1643, then in December was commissioned by Prince Maurice to repair and garrison the fort at Salcombe. After surrendering Salcombe in May 1646, Fortescue moved to Holland where he died at Delft in 1647. +[[https://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Edmund_Fortescue|Sir Edmund Fortescue]], High Sheriff of Devon,  ​tried to raise the Devon Posse Comitatus at Modbury in 1642 but was captured when Ruthin dispersed the gathering. He was imprisoned at Windsor Castle until released in a prisoner exchange in 1643, then in December was commissioned by Prince Maurice to repair and garrison the fort at Salcombe. After surrendering Salcombe in May 1646, Fortescue moved to Holland where he died at Delft in 1647. 
 =====Strength===== =====Strength=====
   *Symonds noted that the regiment had been reduced from 800 men to just 80 by Second Newbury   *Symonds noted that the regiment had been reduced from 800 men to just 80 by Second Newbury