Collectanea topographica et genealogica, Volume 4

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Page 281 - Underneath this stone doth lie As much virtue as could die ; Which when alive did vigour give To as much beauty as could live.
Page 325 - ... to their clothes; and so much were they bent on destruction, that a large quantity of meal happening to be in certain lofts, under which was some salt for curing fish, they scuttled the floor; and so, by mixing the meal and salt together, spoiled both. Thus satiated with plunder and mischief, they threw the guns over the cliffs, and left the Island in a most destitute and disconsolate condition.
Page 53 - Scotland had by one woman 62 children, all living till they were baptised, of wch therwer but fower daughters onely who lived till they were women, and 46 sonns, all attaining to man's estate. During the time of this fruitfullnes in the woman, the husband, at her importunity, absented himself from her for the space of 5 years together, serving as a soldier under the command of Captaine Selby in the Low Countries. After his return home his wife was againe delivered of three children at a birth, and...
Page 319 - ... year destroyed in part by the Scots. Also eight tenants who hold their land and tenements by a certain charter of Herbert de Mareis, granted to them for the term of their lives, who pay 15s. yearly. Also one tenant who should keep the said gannets during the whole season of their breeding (aereadonis) thereon, for which service he will be quit of his rent of 2s.
Page 314 - In these days (says Matthew Paris) William de Marisco, son of Geoffrey de Marisco, taking refuge in an island not far distant from Bristol, called Lundy, impregnable from the nature of the place, and having attached to himself many outlaws and malefactors, subsisted by a piracy of goods, more especially of wine and provisions, making frequent sudden irruptions on the adjacent lands, spoiling and injuring the realm by land and by sea, and native as well as foreign merchants in various ways.
Page 329 - In the South division are St. Helen's, St. John's, and Parson's Wells ; from the two first of which flow rivulets, discharging themselves down two vallies on the east side of the Island. In the Middle division there is a spring called Golden Well, and two rivulets towards the north end of this division ; one discharging on the east side, and the other on the west down Punch-bowl Valley. The North island [or division] has no springs, but is very dry and barren.
Page 315 - In a subsequent passage the same historian adds ; " About the same time," (that the King was in Poictou and Gascony in 1242) " William de Marisco, Knight, while he abode in the island pursuing a course of rapine and treachery, was surprised by the King's lieges, taken, thrown in chains, brought to London, and confined in the Tower. " On the eve of St. James however, on receipt of the royal warrant, the said William and sixteen accomplices taken with him was legally convicted and sentenced to death...
Page 396 - Gotheridge into the hands of Jonathan Dryden, minister, until the Christmas following. This Mr Dryden was to see the cure duly officiated ; and to receive, gather, and dispose of the dues of the living. ' " When his other living of Bridstow was put under sequestration, I know not. But...
Page 350 - I. hm Quarterly ; 1 and 4, Or, on a fess sable between three lion's heads erased [gules] three anchors erect [of the first, FARMER] ; 2 and 3, A chevron between three escallops; impaling, 1, HOORD; 2, An inescocheon charged with three roundles or within a bordure.
Page 116 - Jones, clockniaker, son of William Jones, Vicar of Bolder, co. Southampton, died Nov. 20, 1697, ael. 63 ; and others of his family. Az. on a bend Gu. three spread eagles Ar. in chief a mullet Or.m Thomas Valens [as in p. 107.] Edward Marshall, Esq Master Mason of England, ob. Dec. 10, 1675, aet. 77; his son Joshua Marshall, Esq. Master Mason to King Charles II. ob. Apr. 16, 1678, aet. 49 [see the epitaph, with other names of the family, in Denham, p. 27 ; also his last Plate.] Barry Ar.n and Sa....

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