A genealogical and heraldic history of the extinct and dormant baronetcies of England, by J. and J.B. Burke (Google eBook)

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1838
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Page 52 - Protector) than either of her brothers," according to a saying that went of her, " That those who wore breeches, deserved petticoats better; but if those in petticoats had been in breeches, they would have held faster.
Page 101 - ... if captain Carteret had been suffered to have taken that charge, his interest and reputation in the navy was so great, and his diligence and dexterity in command so eminent, that it was generally believed,* he would, against whatsoever the earl of Warwick could have done, have preserved a major part of the fleet in their duty to the king.
Page 378 - ... the side-table in the dining-room was supplied with a large fountain, and the glasses stood under little streams of water. His coach had a moveable kitchen, with clockwork machinery, with which he could make soup, broil steaks, or roast a joint of meat.
Page 488 - ... December, 1659, he appeared at the head of a body of gentlemen, his friends and neighbours. His name and reputation induced the Irish brigade, of 1000 horse, to join him, which gave Monk a decided advantage. He took possession of York, on the 1st of January, 1660. On the 29th of March, he was elected one of the knights of the shire for the county of York, in the short healing Parliament he gave his glad consent to the restoration of the monarchy, which he had so great a hand in destroying, and...
Page 378 - Sir Samuel Morland's well, the use of which he freely gives to all persons, hoping that none who shall come after him, will adventure to incur God's displeasure, by denying a cup of cold water (provided at another's cost and not their own) to either neighbour, stranger, passenger, or poor thirsty beggar, July S, 1095.
Page 101 - He again, however, went back to his government in Jersey, and there, in the ruin of the royal cause, afforded an asylum to. the Prince of Wales, (who appointed him his vice-chamberlain,) Mr. Hyde, afterwards Lord Clarendon, and other refugees of distinction. After this he defended the Island of Jersey in the most gallant manner against the parliamentarians, and ultimately only surrendered upon receiving the command of King Charles II.
Page 233 - But he retained his old affections, and more remembered the cruel usage he had received, than that they had not proceeded as cruelly with him as they might have done. He had a great friendship with a young gentleman, Mr. Hales, who lived in Kent, and was married to a lady of a noble birth and fortune, he being heir to one of the greatest fortunes...
Page 347 - As for Sir John Markham, the king's displeasure fell so heavy on him, that he was outed of his place, and Sir Thomas Billing put in his room, though the one lost that office with more honour than the other got it, and gloried in this, that though the king could make him no judge, he could not make him no upright judge.
Page 52 - These marriages were celebrated at Whitehall with all imaginable pomp and lustre ; and it was observed, that though the marriages were performed in public view according to the rites and ceremonies then in use, they were presently afterwards in private married by ministers ordained by bishops, and according to the form in the Book of Common Prayer; and this with the privity of Cromwell; who pretended to yield to it in compliance with the importunity and folly of his daughters.
Page 52 - And the heir of that house, who had married his youngest daughter, died about the same time ; so that all his relation to, or confidence in, that family was at an end ; the other branches of it abhorring his alliance. His domestic delights were lessened every day; he plainly discovered that his son Falconbridge's heart was set upon an interest destructive to his, and grew to hate him perfectly.

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