Encyclopedia of Virginia Biography, Under the Editorial Supervision of Lyon Gardiner Tyler, Volume 1 (Google eBook)

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Lyon Gardiner Tyler
Lewis historical publishing Company, 1915 - Virginia
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Page 134 - Richard spent almost his whole life in study, and usually wrote his notes in Greek, Hebrew, or Latin ... so that he neither diminished nor improved his paternal estate. ... He was of the Council in Virginia and also other offices of honor and profit, though they yielded little to him.
Page 226 - we must expect a greater power from England, that would certainly be our ruin.
Page 84 - A Geographical Historic of Africa, WRITTEN IN ARABICKE AND ITALIAN, BY JOHN LEO, A MORE.
Page 56 - Aneurin ANDROS, SIK EDMUND (1637-1714), colonial governor, was the second son of a Guernsey gentleman belonging to Charles I's household. He was appointed gentleman in ordinary to the Queen of Bohemia in 1660, served in the regiment of foot sent to America in 1666, was major in Rupert's dragoons in 1672, and succeeded his father as bailiff of Guernsey in 1674. The same year he was appointed by James, duke of York, to be governor of the province of New York, which had been granted to the duke by Charles...
Page 24 - Virginia to be paid when there shall be ten of the infidels' children placed in it, and in the meantime twenty-four pounds by the yeare to be disbursed unto three discreete and godly men in the colonie, which shall honestly bring up three of the infidels...
Page 212 - He was an eminent botanist; member of some of the most learned societies of Europe; president of the Virginia Society for Promoting Useful Knowledge, 1773; and author of Flora Virginica. He was for fifty years clerk of Gloucester County, and had a botanical garden at his estate, Windsor.
Page 62 - The year after he was made groom of the stole and a privy councillor, and in 1752 was one of the lords justices during the king's absence in Hanover. In 1754 he was sent back to Paris to demand the liberation of some British subjects detained by the French in America, and died in Paris suddenly on 22 Dec. 1754. His remains were brought over and buried in the chapel in South Audley Street, London. Albemarle married in 1723 Lady Anne Lennox, daughter of Charles, first duke of Richmond, and by her had...
Page 302 - The name of his first wife is not known ; his second wife was Mary Butterfield, widow of John French.
Page 158 - Cornwallis made his headquarters in this house, which stood near the defensive works. It soon attracted the attention of the French artillery, and was almost entirely demolished. Secretary Nelson was in it when the first shot killed one of his negroes at a little distance from him. What increased his solicitude was that he had two sons in the American army ; so that every shot, whether fired from the town 748 HISTORY OF THE COLONY AND or from the trenches, might prove equally fatal to him.
Page 90 - Ogilby's assistance he never repaid with any praise ; but of Sandys he declared, in his notes to the " Iliad," that English poetry owed much of its present beauty to his translations. Sandys very rarely attempted original composition. From the care of Taverner, under whom his proficiency was considerable, he was removed to a school...

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