The Topographer and Genealogist, Volume 3 (Google eBook)

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John Gough Nichols
J. B. Nichols, 1858 - Registers of births, etc
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Page 540 - ... and receive and to examine and determine all complaints and appeals in all causes and matters, as well military as criminal and civil, and proceed in all things for the providing for and settling the peace and security of the said country, according to their good and sound discretion, and to such instructions as they or the survivors of them have, or shall from time to time receive...
Page 299 - He drew a map of Cheshire so exactly with his pen, that a judicious eye would mistake it for printing, and the graver's skill and industry could little improve it. This map I have seen ; and, reader, when my eye directs my hand, I may write with confidence. This hopeful gentleman went beyond the seas, out of design to render himself by his travels more useful for his country ; where he was barbarously assassinated by some Frenchmen, and honourably buried, with general lamentation of the English,...
Page 24 - ... for them, that the said free tenants were not able to wage law any longer, for one John Rosier, one of the free tenants, was thereby enforced to sell all his land (to the value of 500/.) with following the suits in law ; and many others were thereby impoverished, and were thereby...
Page 23 - ... feeding, and to the constable one cowes feeding, and to every inhabitant of the said borough one cowes feeding, and no more, as well the poor as the rich, and every one to make and maintaine a certain parallel of bound, set forth to every person...
Page 24 - Francis Englefield to run so violent out of the said ground, that at one time one of the beasts was killed therewith ; and it was so often that people that were not there in presence to see it, when it did thunder, would say that Sir Francis...
Page 127 - ... which were visitations and progresses made by the lord and his followers among his tenants, wherein he did eat them, as the English proverb is, out of house and home...
Page 59 - Wicham, whence some call him William of Wicham ; but many reasons present themselves to me for which I may not be of their opinion, and which make me think that Wicham was the right name of his ancestors. For so he calls himself in his will ; so in those statutes which he made for his colleges, and often in other places ie Wicham, and not de Wicham. So the .King's grants, whereby he gave him power to build colleges, and so the statutes of the realm, call him. Besides, the first warden of his...
Page 173 - In marriage settlements the estate may be limited to the first and other sons of the marriage in tail, and until the person to whom the last remainder is limited is of age the estate is unalienable. In conformity to that rule the courts have said so far we will allow executory devises to be good.
Page 170 - Eo quod expressa mentio de vero valore annuo, aut de certitudine praemissorum, sive eorum alicujus, aut de aliis donis sive concessionibus per nos...
Page 145 - As early as the Conquest, mention is made in domesday book *> . of fumage, or fuage, vulgarly called smoke farthings; which were paid by custom to the king for every chimney in the house.

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