A history of Whitby, and Streoneshalh abbey; with a statistical survey of the vicinity (Google eBook)

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1817
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I am researching my BURTON family from Staithes, and this is a remarkable find! I have only read the part about the Boulby Alum manufacture, but there is more than anyone would ever want to know about English alum mining, history and economics, including a review of the protectionism, buy-outs and other financial hanky panky. Will write more when I get around to other aspects. 

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Page 625 - An Act to amend an Act of the Twentieth Year of his Majesty King George the Second, for the Relief and Support of sick, maimed, and disabled Seamen, and the Widows and Children of such as shall be killed, slain, or drowned in the Merchant Service, and for other Purposes.
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Page 866 - ... which he sailed from the coast of Norfolk for the Hague, June 1, 1744, in company with three smaller vessels recommended to his care. Next day they made...
Page 826 - London, in 1584, in 4to, a treatise on the virtue of nitre, wherein is declared the sundry cures by the same effected; and about the end of Queen Elizabeth's reign first discovered an alum-mine near Gisburgh in Yorkshire, where he had an estate: but, it being adjudged to be a mine-royal, little benefit arose from it to him or his family, till the Parliament of 164O voting it a monopoly, it was restored to the proprietors.
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Page 867 - Isabella, that the captain found it prudent to order his brave fellows into close quarters. While he lay thus sheltered, the enemy twice attempted to board him on the larboard quarter; but by a dexterous turn of the helm he frustrated both attempts, though the Frenchmen kept firing upon him both with guns and small arms. At two...
Page 869 - Ministry; but, his studies being interrupted, he betook himself to teaching; and, about the year 1748, he settled in Whitby as a teacher and landsurveyor. In addition to a thorough knowledge of mathematics, and of the Latin language, he had some acquaintance with the French ; and his school, which, by favour of Mr. Cholmley, he kept in the Toll-booth, or town-house, was for many years the principal school in Whitby, and produced a number of excellent scholars. It was towards the close of his life,...

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