Divine Justice when there was No Justice

This is from Richard Gough’s The History of Myddle:

[Nathaniell, the son of John Owen of Myddle,] the father was hang’d before the warrs, and the son deserved it in the warrrs, for hee was a Cataline to his owned country. His common practice was to come by night with a party of horse to some neighbour’s house and breake open the doors, take what they pleased, and if the man of the house was found, they caryed him to prison, from whence he could not be released without a ransome in money, so that no man here about was safe from him in his bed and meny did forsoke their own houses. This Nat. Owen was mortally wounded by some of his own party, in an alehouse quarrel , neare Bridgenorth, and was carryed in a cart to Bridgenorth to bee healed, but in the meane time the parliament party laid seidge to Bridgenorht, and the Garrison soldiers within the towne set the town on fire, and fleed into the Castle, in which fire, this Owen (being unable to help himself) was burnt to death.

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