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1686/7. There was a letter from Sir John Reresby to
the authorities in London, acknowledging receipt of instructions from the
King relating to musters. Sir John also reported on troop movements and
courts martial in Yorkshire in the letter. Sir John at this time was still
acting in his capacity as Governor of York. It is noted that events in
Yorkshire at this time were the build up to the events that followed in
1688, so I perceive that Sir Johns reports were of great importance to the
"Not once suspecting that men of their high quality and great estate could intend anything prejudicial to the government or dangerous to themselves."
Despite advice from the Marquis of Halifax warning John that his position in Court during the current crisis was one of grave danger, John retorted . I have great obligations to the king and would serve him as well as I could, whilst he allowed it without prejudicing my religion'. I think we can safely hazard a guess here that the Marquis of Halifax was more than aware of what was to follow and that he was trying to save Sir John being destroyed by the action of his peers.
In October 1688 Lord Thomas Fairfax was in York and during a conversation with John Reresby remarked upon the frequent meetings of Lord Danbury, Sir Henry Goodricke, and Lord Devonshire at the home of Goodricke. Lord Fairfax was of the opinion that something was afoot.
When he heard what had happened and that the militia had joined Danbury's men Sir John tried to regain control but his orders went unheeded. He then tried to reach the regular soldiers, Reresby found himself surrounded by Danby and his men. Danby warned Sir John with the words 'that to resist was to no purpose' . Retaining what dignity he could Sir John allowed himself to be placed under House arrest. By the following day all the troops had joined Lord Danbury and Reresby was considered to have joined the new regime.
Sir John Reresby one of the most remarkable figures of his time died shortly after that meeting at the age of 55 on the 12th of May in 1689. So ended the life of a man who was a royalist, although a protestant he was quite prepared to serve a Catholic monarch as long as his religious beliefs were not interfered with. Although James was a much criticized Ruler, Sir John served him faithfully. Perhaps he was misguided, perhaps he was foolhardy to ignore the warnings, but he was a man of honour who stood by his beliefs.
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