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 [[http://​bcw-project.org/​biography/​sir-richard-willys|Sir Richard Willys]] Served in the King's Guard at Whitehall under Lunsford in 1642, then as a cavalry officer under Grandison and Capel during the English Civil War. Governor of Newark in 1645, but replaced by his rival Lord Belasyse for supporting the disgraced Prince Rupert after the surrender of Bristol. During Cromwell'​s Protectorate,​ Willys was a member of the Sealed Knot conspiracy ring. For unknown reasons, he made a pact with Thurloe to betray Royalist plots to the Protectorate government. He was pardoned after the Restoration,​ but forbidden from attending court or entering Charles II's presence. [[http://​bcw-project.org/​biography/​sir-richard-willys|Sir Richard Willys]] Served in the King's Guard at Whitehall under Lunsford in 1642, then as a cavalry officer under Grandison and Capel during the English Civil War. Governor of Newark in 1645, but replaced by his rival Lord Belasyse for supporting the disgraced Prince Rupert after the surrender of Bristol. During Cromwell'​s Protectorate,​ Willys was a member of the Sealed Knot conspiracy ring. For unknown reasons, he made a pact with Thurloe to betray Royalist plots to the Protectorate government. He was pardoned after the Restoration,​ but forbidden from attending court or entering Charles II's presence.
 ====Colonel James Cromwell==== ====Colonel James Cromwell====
-Captured ​at Rowton Heath+Son of Royalist Henry Cromwell of Huntingdon, he was captured ​at Rowton Heath
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