Genealogical and Heraldic Dictionary of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 1

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H. Colburn, 1847

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Page 289 - Bui-net, •who styles her a wise and worthy woman, says, that " She was more likely to have maintained the post (of protector) than either of her brothers," according to a saying that went of her, " That those who wore breeches, deserved petticoats better ; but if those in petticoats had been in breeches, they would have held faster.
Page 217 - Inchaffray, for the safety of his own soul, and the souls of his ancestors...
Page 103 - ... all the Blairs in the south and west country ; but another family of the same name, who settled in the north, in the counties of Fife, Perth, and Angus, namely, Blair of Balthyock, always competed for the chiefship, till at last James VI., than whom none more fit to decide a question of this kind, determined " that the oldest man for the time being, of either family, should have the precedency.
Page 23 - Fairbairn took the king by the thigh, and set him on the saddle), his royal master gave him the appellation of Armstrong, and assigned him for crest " an armed hand and arm, in the hand a leg and foot in armour, couped at the thigh, all ppr.
Page 135 - Trevor, and who was made a Knight of the Bath at the coronation of Charles II.
Page 194 - Aragon, having passed through divers countries and performed many feats of arms, to his high commendation, arrived here in England, where he challenged any man of his rank and quality to make trial of his valor and skill in arms.
Page 178 - No oath was required of Lochiel to Cromwell, but his word of honour to live in peace. He and his clan were allowed to keep their arms as before the war broke out, they behaving peaceably. Reparation was to be made to Lochiel for the wood cut by the garrison of Inverlochy. A full indemnity was granted for all acts of depredation, and crimes committed by his men. Reparation was to be made to his tenants for all the losses they had sustained from the troops All tithes, cess, and public burdens which...
Page 267 - ... chief of his line to avenge the death of his father and brother, dared the O'Moores to a pitched battle and the challenge being accepted, the contending clans met once more (AD 1606) in...
Page 343 - ... so much taste. The house is old, and was bad ; he has improved it, stuck as close as he could to Gothic, has made a delightful library, and the whole is comfortable. The garden is Daphne in little ; the sweetest little groves, streams, glades, porticoes, cascades, and river, imaginable; all the scenes are perfectly classic. Well, if I had such a house, such a library, so pretty a place, and so pretty a wife, I think I should let King George send to Herenhausen for a master of the ceremonies.
Page 152 - Graham, Esq. of Airth, dean of the Faculty of Advocates, and judge of the High Court of Admiralty in Scotland — a man distinguished by his abilities and respected for his public and private virtues.

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