Page 391, 392, from "Chronicles of the Frasers" The Wardlaw Manuscrit, or "The True Genealogy of the Frasers", by Master James Fraser, Minister of the Parish of Wardlaw ( now Kikkhill ), Inverness. Edited from the Original Manuscript with notes and introduction by William MacKay, Edinburgh. Printed at the University Press by T. and A. Constable for the Scottish History Society. The book taken from a manuscript of Master James Fraser who died in Nov of 1659. It is a Google book who apparently got it from the Library of the University of Michigan. James Fraser wrote this paper before the year 1659 and was an eyewitness to some of it. Very good book and very interesting.
"p. 391, 392. In the beginning of October (1651) David Lessly and Lieutenant-General Midleton Were taken in Lancashire and carried prisoners to Chester. The Earls of Lauderdale, Kelly, Rothes, Carnwath, Crawford, Lindsay. Lord Spiny, Saintclar, were committed to the Tower, and after sent to Windsor Castle, where they continued till the Restauration. Cromuel came to London, where he was met by the Speaker and the members, with the Lord Mayor and Recorder Steel, who in a Psalm . . . speech congratulated his great successe, and by his rethorick as an orator, but a false prophet, by a mistaken prolepsis applied these words of the Psalmist, To bind their Kings in chaines and their Nobles in fetters of iron, in an arrogant exultation of his atchievements. Next day the prisoners like a flock of sheep carried through Westminster, and sold to severall marchants, and sent to Barbadose. The colloures taken were hangd up in the hall with those of Preston and Dunbar, where I myselfe saw them to my great greefe, being nt London 1657."
After the Battle of Worcester the Armies of David Leslie (Clan Leslie) and Lt General Middleton (army of horse from earlier post) were taken prisoner at Lancashire and marched to Chester, England. Cromuel (Cromwell) came for the celebration at Westminster where the prisoners were paraded and the next day sold to several merchants and sent to Barbados. Did Robert West pick up Robert Abernathy 1 in Barbados or London? Robert Tilghman and his wife Susannah (from earlier post message #2983) were interrogated in London about the selling of some soldiers in the "Islands of Virginia and Bardadoes" 1652 - 1655. Could be the Virginians of 1651-1652 who were on the side of Charles 2 (Covenanters) were trying to come to the aid of Cromwell's prisoners.