The Dormant and Extinct Baronage of England, Volume 4 (Google eBook)

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T. Bensley, Bolt Court, 1837 - Nobility
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Page 448 - Westminster, do resolve, that William and Mary, Prince and Princess of Orange, be, and be declared, King and Queen of England, France, and Ireland, and the dominions thereunto belonging, to hold the Crown and royal dignity of the said Kingdoms and dominions to them the said Prince and Princess during their lives, and the life of the survivor of them ; and that the sole and full exercise of the regal power be only in, and executed by, the said Prince of Orange...
Page 12 - ALL OTHERS WHO HOLD OF US IN CHIEF, FOR A CERTAIN DAY, THAT IS TO SAY...
Page 447 - That king James the Second, having endeavoured to subvert the Constitution of the Kingdom, by breaking the original Contract between king and people, and, by the advice of Jesuits, and other wicked persons, having violated the fundamental Laws, and having withdrawn himself out of the Kingdom, has abdicated the Government, and that the Throne is thereby become vacant.
Page 25 - He was one of those men of careless wit and negligent grace, who scatter a thousand bon-mots and idle verses, which we painful compilers gather and hoard, till the authors stare to find themselves authors. Such was this lord, of an advantageous figure and enterprising spirit ; as gallant as Amadis and as brave ; but a little more expeditious in his journeys : for he is said to have seen more kings and more postilions than any man in Europe. . . . He was a man, as his friend said, who would neither...
Page 448 - ... the said prince and princess during their lives, and the life of the survivor of them ; and that the sole and full exercise of the regal power be only in, and executed by the said prince of Orange...
Page 448 - Whereas the late King James the Second, by the assistance of divers evil counsellors, judges, and ministers employed by him, did endeavour to subvert and extirpate the Protestant religion and the laws and liberties of this kingdom; 1.
Page 21 - Committees, appointed to search the journals of the House, rolls of parliament, and other records and documents for all matters touching the dignity of a peer of the realm.
Page 115 - ... that upon the trial of any peer or peeress either for treason or misprision all the peers who have a right to sit and vote in Parliament...
Page 448 - Crown and royal dignity of the said kingdoms and dominions to be to the heirs of the body of the said Princess; and for default of such issue to the Princess Anne of Denmark, and the heirs of her body; and for default of such issue to the heirs of the body of the said Prince of Orange.
Page 33 - Surrey, and the heirs male of his body ; and for default of such issue...