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  1. Hi Struan - I noticed you don't appear to have the siege of Plymouth on your maps. My distant cousin Sir Thomas Hele, Bt.(c.1595-1670), was one of the chief Royalist commanders who took part. There's some simple biography on him on the Parliament Online website if you're interested:

  2. Hi Pete - I've added it in now. I think I left it off as Plymouth experienced fighting an number of times in the 1640s and I wasn't sure of the best way to label it. I'll try and add in some more detail at a later date. Thanks for bringing it to my attention!

    Also hadn't heard of Thomas Hele - interesting stuff!

  3. My forebears were from Newton Kyme, Yorkshire, where they were tenants of the Fairfax family in the 17th century. At that time the name was spelt Hewes. Newton Kyme is only about 5 miles from the site of the Battle of Marston Moor. I have wondered if perhaps any of my family fought at the battle, and if there are any contemporary descriptions of events at Newton Kyme over the Battle period. Are there any muster rolls or tenant records that I could search? Any help or information would be appreciated!

  4. Hi Gordon - I'll put this on the Forum proper so more people see it. Cheers.