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in any relation of service to the Prince, had ventured to obtrude his company too boldly upon his notice. But it was not long before Charles found a worthier object of attention in the very serious state of affairs in the south and west, which necessitated his removal to Jersey in the following April, and his eventual arrival in France, thus furnishing a tfery fitting prelude to what happened some five and a half years later.

J. S. UDAL, F.S.A.

Before his visit to Appledore, Devon, on July 10, 1645, Prince Charles (who was then about 14 years old) was with the Royalist forces in Somerset and Devon. He appears to have visited Bath, Dunster Castle, and Barnstaple, and no doubt went from the latter place to Appledore. His movements may be gathered from letters in the Portland MSS. (Hist. MSS. Comn. Repts.). On May 29, 1645, the Prince wrote a letter from Bath to George, Lord Goring, desiring him to exchange 500 muskets lately sent from Bristol to his army (p. 226). On June 15, 1645 the day following King Charles's defeat at Naseby the Prince of Wales wrote to Goring from Barnstaple :

" During our late stay at Dunster Castle we received many great complaints from the in- habitants of those parts of the insolencies and injuries they undergo by officers and soldiers who pretend to be under your Lordship's command, &c." P. 227.

On June 23, 1645, the Prince again wrote to Goring from Barnstaple :

" We send herewith Sir Richard Greenvile, that by his presence the soldiers under his command may be more easily gathered up and kept to- gether. We have directed him to receive orders from you, &c." P. 230.

The Prince appears to have held a council of war at Barnstaple. Reference to this is made in a letter from Lord Digby to Lord Goring, dated July 4, 1645, written partly in cipher :

" His Highness will also have acquainted you with the resolutions taken at Barnstaple by the unanimous opinion of the Prince's Coi ncil there, in pursuance of which, that no time n ight be lost, orders were sent over to be instantly dispersed, &c." P. 231.

On July 10, 1645 the day on which Prince Charles was at Appledore Fairfax defeated Goring at Langport in Somerset, and on July 23 captured Bridgwater after a short siege. These events upset all the plans of King Charles and ruined the Royalist pro- jects in the West of England. The King wrote to the Prince of Wales from Brecknock on Aug. 5, 1645, that : " Whensoever you find yourself in apparent danger of falling


into the rebels' hands that you convey yourself into France " (' Clarendon,' iv. 83 p Phillip's ' Civil War in Wales,' i. 315).

G. H. W-

A full account of Prince Charles's movements is given in R. W. Cotton's ' Barnstaple during the Civil War,' and details of his stay at Barnstaple in a paper by the Rev. J. F. Chanter in the Trans- actions of the Devonshire Association, 1917. R. PEARSE CHOPE.


HALHED FAMILY (12 S. iii.255). Daltpn's ' George I.'s Army,' vol. i., p. 331, mentions one of this family, namely, Nathaniel Halhed (sic), who was commissioned cornet to the Colonel's Own Troop in Major-General William Evans's (4th) Regiment of Dragoons April 6, 1715, and lieutenant in the same May 8, 1722. Dalton, however, was wrong in saying (ibid., vol. ii., p. 212) that he went on half -pay in 1729, as it was not until Mar. 25, 1731, that he exchanged to half-pay of 3s. per diem of lieutenant of the Hon_ William Kerr's (7th) Dragoons, which he was still drawing in 1740, according to the Half- pay List dated Jan. 31, 1740, when his age was given as 47, and his name was spelt Halhead.

Other minor notices are, from The Gent. Mag. :

Died Jan. 17, 1731, Nathaniel Halhead,. Esq., a pattern-drawer in Cornhill and Exchange-broker.

Married, Feb. 15, 1748, Wm. Ivat, Esq., to Miss Halhed of Petersham, Surrey.

Died Feb. 14, 1778, Robert Halhead, Esq., in Abingdon Buildings, Westminster.

Died "lately" (before October, 1783), at Hampstead, Mrs. Halhed, wife of Wm. Hal- hed, Esq., of Great George Street.

Married, Feb. 7, 1785, at Bath, William Halhead, Esq., of Great George Street, Westminster, to Mrs. Maskeline of Bath.

Died, Sept. 30, 1786, William Halhed,. Esq., a Director of the Bank of England.

Died, May 29, 1792, Belinda Halhed at Twickenham. W. R. WILLIAMS.

JOHN CARPENTER (12 S. ii. 370). This man became cornet in the 1st Dragoon Guards Feb. 11, 1802, and lieutenant Feb. 18, 1804, but left the next year. He married in March, 1797, Teresa, second daughter of G. F. Heneage, whose eldest daughter Mary Anne Winifred was married the same month to Francis Aicken, who was made cornet April 3, 1801, and lieutenant Feb. 14, 1805,. in the same regiment. W. R WILLIAMS.