Chronicles of the Devizes: being a history of the castle, parks and borough of that name; with notices statistical, parliamentary, ecclesiastic, and biographical (Google eBook)

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Printed for the Author, and sold by Longman and Co., 1839 - Devizes (England) - 384 pages
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Page 317 - On Thursday, the 25th of January, 1753, Ruth Pierce, of Potterne, in this county, agreed with three other women to buy a sack of wheat in the market, each paying her due proportion towards the same ; one of these women, in collecting the several quotas of money, discovered a deficiency, and demanded of Ruth Pierce the sum which was wanting to make good the amount ; Ruth Pierce protested that she had paid her share, and said, She wished she might drop down dead, if she had not. She rashly repeated...
Page 177 - That every Male Person of full Age who on the last Day of August in any Year shall have occupied any House, Warehouse, Counting-house or Shop within any Borough during that Year and the whole of each of the Two preceding Years...
Page 357 - ... 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 52 - Thou mightest go a whole day's journey and not find a man sitting in a town, nor an acre of land tilled. The poor died of hunger, and those who had been men well to do, begged for bread. Never was more mischief done by heathen invaders. To till the ground was to plough the sands of the sea. This lasted the nineteen years that Stephen was king, and it grew continually worse and worse.
Page 317 - ... paying her due proportion towards the same. One of these women, in collecting the several quotas of money, discovered a deficiency, and demanded of Ruth Pierce the sum which was wanting to make good the amount. Ruth Pierce protested that she had paid her share, and said, 'She wished she might drop down dead if she had not.' She rashly repeated this awful wish ; when, to the consternation and terror of the surrounding multitude, she instantly fell down and expired, having the money concealed in...
Page 270 - The royal assent was given to an act for enabling the South Sea company to increase their present capital stock and fund, by redeeming such public debts and incumbrances as are therein mentioned...
Page 317 - The mayor and corporation of Devizes avail themselves of the stability of this building to transmit to future times the record of an awful event, which occurred in this...
Page 177 - Every male person of full age, who on the last day of August in any year shall have occupied any house, warehouse, counting-house or shop within the Borough during that year and the whole of...
Page 258 - ... parts of England of the injustice and violence used in elections, beyond what had ever been practised in former times. And this was so universal over the whole nation, that no corner of it was neglected. In the new charters that had been granted, the election of the members was taken out...
Page 82 - Henry lamented his want of money, he was told that he might easily extort it from Hubert and his relatives, who for years had been accumulating wealth at the expense of the crown. The advice was adopted ; the inferior officers of government were called to account ; Hubert received an order to answer for all the wardships which he had held, all the rents of the royal demesnes which he had received, and all the aids and fines which had been paid into the exchequer, from the day of his appointment to...

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