The peerage of Scotland: a genealogical and historical account of all the peers of that ancient kingdom ... (Google eBook)

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Printed for J. Almon, 1767 - Biography & Autobiography - 337 pages
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Page 311 - He was immediately defcended from Sir Richard Graham, of Netherby, and Plump, in Cumberland, Gentleman of the Horfe to King Charles I. who created him a Baronet, in 1629, March 29.
Page 33 - Jane, who died in her i2th year ; Lady Betty, married to the Right Hon. James Stewart Mackenzie, brother to the Earl of Bute : Lady Mary, married to Edward Vifcount Coke heir apparent of Thomas Earl of Leicefter, and to his mother Margaret, Baronefs Clifford, who left her a widow without iffuc.
Page 61 - In the year 980, when the Danes had invaded Scotland, and prevailed in the battle of Luncarty, near Perth, the Scots were worsted and gave way; and in their flight through a narrow pass were stopped by a countryman and his two sons, who encouraged them to rally and renew the fight ; telling them it was better and more honourable to die in the field fighting for their king and country, than to fly and be afterwards killed by the merciless Danes ; and upbraided those who would fly like cowards, when...
Page 175 - ... conceived the remotest suspicion that her influence was in danger. At length a particular circumstance served to enlighten her on the subject. Mrs. Masham, who, up to this period (1707), was merely regarded as plain Abigail Hill, one of the Queen's dressers, had formed an attachment for Mr. Masham, one of the gentlemen of the bedchamber to Prince George of Denmark. Masham, it seems, from motives of self-interest, rather than from any feeling of regard for the lady's person, was induced to make...
Page 134 - SUPPORTERS ; on the dexter fide an Indian man, with long hair, and a dart in his right hand, having a plain circle or rim of gold on his head, beautified with a plume of...
Page 8 - Britain, that, upon that account, they had denied him the right of voting in the election of the sixteen peers of Scotland. But in opposition to all this, it was said, that the prerogative could not operate when it was barred by an act of parliament ; the act of union had made all the peers of Scotland peers of Great Britain, as to all intents, except the voting in the house of lords, or sitting in judgment on a peer ; and as to their voting, that was vested in their representatives by whom they...
Page 100 - Anne, daughter of William Purvis, of that ilk; and dying in 1706, left Alexander, his heir; John, and George: and three daughters ; of whom, Jane was married to Patrick Home, Lord Pol war th, and died without iffue.
Page 31 - Murray, was acknowledged as EARL OF ARGYLL by the parliament before they took off...
Page 192 - In the reign of Robert II. Sir John Forbes of that Ilk, the fon of the aforefaid Alexander, acquiring from Thomas Earl of Mar, feveral lands in the county of Aberdeen, was therein confirmed by the charter of that King ; and in the fifth of Robert III.
Page 321 - James, the fecond lord, in 1705 ; and being engaged in the rebellion in 1715, he made his efcape, and was attainted by act of parliament ; after which he was taken at Hamburgh, brought to London, and committed prifoner to this Tower in 171-6 ; but the next year, being releafed by the aft' of grace, he withdrew into foreign parts.and ferved as a flag officer in the Mufcovite fleet.

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