GENERAL GEORGE MONCK
When Gen. Monck marched south with some of his army from Edinburgh, to assist in the restoration of King Charles ll to the throne, he stayed overnight, as a guest of Sir Thomas Horsley, at Longhorsley Tower. His men included his recently raised regiment. After Gen Monck died his regiment was renamed Coldstream Guards and have been so named and remain un-amalgamated to this day.
It was in January 1660, delayed, because of heavy snow, and unable to reach Morpeth as planned, Longhorsley became his stop for the night.
In 2008 a cannonball was found in a garden in Church View by Mr. Peter Jewell. Research determined it to be for a Falcon cannon of the civil war period. Is it possible that it was dropped in the heavy snow by one of his men?