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 +===Skirmish at Helmsley===
 E.50.5 The true informer 25th May - 1st June 1644 E.50.5 The true informer 25th May - 1st June 1644
 'Out of the North it is further certified, that the Earl of Eglinton with a party of about 100 horse, went towards Holmensley (Helmesley) Castle, possessed by the Marquis of Newcastles forces, and came near the place where there horse quartered, before the enemy had any notice of it, where they killed six of the enemy, and took 60 horse and a Standard with this Motto, REX, LEX, GREX, that is, the King, the Law, the People, the rest fled into the Castle which the said Earl is now in great expectations to be possessed of'. 'Out of the North it is further certified, that the Earl of Eglinton with a party of about 100 horse, went towards Holmensley (Helmesley) Castle, possessed by the Marquis of Newcastles forces, and came near the place where there horse quartered, before the enemy had any notice of it, where they killed six of the enemy, and took 60 horse and a Standard with this Motto, REX, LEX, GREX, that is, the King, the Law, the People, the rest fled into the Castle which the said Earl is now in great expectations to be possessed of'.