Staffordshire - Warwickshire

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sold, 1738 - Great Britain
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Page 643 - ... continued to solicit him ; insomuch that he told her, if she would ride on horseback, naked, from one end of the town to the other, in the sight of all the people, he would grant her request. Whereunto she answered, But will you give me leave so to do ? And he replying yes...
Page 259 - Henry the Eighth, by the grace of God King of England, France, and Ireland, Defender of the Faith, and of the Church of England, and also of Ireland, in earth the supreme head...
Page 532 - He was made a Knight of the Bath at the coronation of queen Anne...
Page 489 - ... to the dignity of a Baron of this Realm, by the title of Lord Ossulston, Baron of Ossulston.
Page 388 - he knew no difference between Gentlemen and Yeomen, but that the latter were the better Men ; and that they were really Gentlemen only, who had longest preserved their Estates and Patrimonies in the same Place, without Waste or Dissipation,
Page 33 - Wolverhampton, sold for 20 that had a set of chimes in it that would go at any hour the owner should think fit. And these Locks they make either with brass or iron boxes so curiously polish't, and the keys so finely wrought, that 'tis not reasonable to think that they were ever exceeded, unless by Tubal Cain, the inspired artificer in brass and iron.
Page 494 - This manor, upon this revolution, was given by the conqueror to William Fitz-Aucher and his heirs in feefarm, paying out of it yearly into the exchequer 40 pounds of silver, try'd and weigh'd. After him it was the inheritance of William Marshall, and from him it passed to the family of Berkleys, for Maurice Lord Berkley having recovered it from those to whom his brother William had given it, died possessed of it and other estates, 22 Henry VII.
Page 58 - ... itself in a constant blast, so strongly that it is very audible, and blows the fire fiercely. When the lord of Essington has done his duty, and the other things are performed, he carries his goose into the kitchen of Hilton Hall, and delivers it to the cook, who having dressed it, the lord of Essington, or his deputy, by way of further service, is to carry it to the table of the lord paramount of Hilton and Essington, and receives a dish of meat from the lord of Hilton's table for his own mess,...
Page 374 - It is said to have consisted wholly of oaks, and among them was one that bore mistletoe, which some persons were so hardy as to cut for the gain of selling it to the apothecaries of London, leaving a branch of it to sprout out ; but they proved unfortunate after it, for one of them fell lame, and others lost an eye.
Page 78 - God, enable me worthily, unswervingly to fulfil towards this poor child the awful responsibilities which I have taken upon myself, and enable me to strengthen her. What unutterable miseries flow from an unworthy, an unconscientious marriage, Thou alone knowest, for Thou ' visitest the sins of the parents upon the children to the third and fourth generation.

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