This Day in History: 1645-10-01
On 1st October (some sources say 3rd) 1645, Colonel Bonivant surrendered the Royalist garrison at Sandal at 10 am. The garrison consisted of ten officers and ninety men. They surrendered 100 muskets, 50 pikes, 20 halberds, 150 swords and 2 barrels of gunpowder. No artillery was mentioned in the inventory. The Royalist defenders marched to Welbeck House in north Nottinghamshire.