The historical antiquities of Hertfordshire (Google eBook)

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The historical antiquities of Hertfordshire By Henry Chauncy (sir.)
Researching the family of: Gravelai, Gravele, Graveley, Gravely
Page 108: About 1659 - Thomas Gravely is mentoned.
Page 116: Place Name and Surname spellings mentioned - "Gravelai" and "Graveley;"
Page 116: (about 1066-1096) "Graveley, cum Chivesfield: "When that memorable Record of Domesdei was made, William Earl of Elve, Son of Robert de Auco, one of the Chief Counsellours to William Duke of Normandy, before his Conquest of England, was possest of this Mannor of Graveley, for 'tis there recorded, under the Title of Terra Willielmi de Ow."
Page 158: Robert de Gravele is mentioned.
Page 182: 1241 - Ralph de Gravelee is mentioned.
Page 201: Sale to "George Gravely. who had one Daughter Littice his only Child and Heir." Lettice married Luke Norton. (This GRAVELY line ends with George GRAVELY who had no sons.)
Page 254: Walter de Gravely is mentioned in Hertfordshire, England (About 1097).
 

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Page 325 - This image of our frailty, painted glass, Shews where the life and death of Alban was. A knight beheads the Martyr; but so soon, His eyes dropt out to see what he had done . And leaving their own head, seem'd with a tear To wail the other head laid mangled there : Because, before, his eyes no tears would shed, His eyes themselves like tears fall from his head.
Page 473 - ... most exemplary, if not inimitable; witness (besides several other occasional meditations and prayers, ' full of the holy transports and raptures of a sanctified soul) her divine meditations upon every particular chapter in the Bible, written with her own hand, and never (till since her death) seen by any eye but her own, and her then dear, but now sorrowful husband, to the admiration both of her eminent piety in composing, and of her modesty in concealing.
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