Calendar of Border Papers: Volume 1, 1560-95. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1894.
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2. News From Scotland. [Oct. 5. [1562.]]
"From the Marshal of Barwyk of the vth of October.—Fyrst, that ultimo Septembris last, three hundred men were embarqued with artyllery from Edinburgh and Donbar, to besiege the castle of Fyneletour kept by force by thErle of Huntleys second sonue, owner of that castle. That to the same ende of siege, iiijml men were sent by land, vytayled for xl dayes.
That thErle of Huntley and his eldest sonne ar supposed to be of counsayll with the seconde sonne, for that being the Quene of Skottes at Endernesse, they assembled a greate power moch to her offence.
The sayd second sonne and his company ar proclaymed traytors. Therle Bothwel vytayleth and fortefyeth his howse of thArmitage, meanyng to kepe it by force. In the beginneng of this October, capitayn Edmondston and vj other gentelmen of the Hamyltons embarqued at Lythe and Brent Island, with c horsemen and iijc fotemen, to be entreteigned in Fraunce; the brute is, agaynst the Quenes will and commandment.
Therle of Arren remayneth still in warde." No signature.
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