Genealogical History of the Family Semple from 1214 to 1888 (Google eBook)

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Case, Lockwood & Brainard Company, 1888 - Elsah (Ill.) - 60 pages
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Page 52 - IT*?,. 7 pl, 93 p. 12. CBA p. box 2 Blaikie (Walter B.) The Stuart descendants. I chart. (Geneal. Maga. v. 4, pp. 1-13. London, 1900.) Crawfurd (George). The history of the Shire of Renfrew. Containing a genealogical history of the Royal House of Stewart, with a genealogical account of the Illustrious House of Hanover. . . also a genealogical history of the nobility and gentry of the county of Renfrew... Collected from the public records. . .by George Crawfurd and continued to the present period...
Page 43 - Cousin." When King James visited Scotland in 1617, an oration in the form of an allegory, welcoming his majesty, was pronounced in the great hall of the earl of Abercorn, by a very pretty boy, nine years old, William, the youngest son of the sheriff of Renfrewshire, Sir James Sempill of Beltrees.
Page 43 - Appendix, answering some objections." (London, 1619, 4to); " Cassander Scotiua to Cassander Anglicanus" (1616); and " Sacrilege Saved by Cassander" (1619). He likewise wrote "The Packman and the Priest," a satirical poem against the Church of Rome. In a letter, quoted in Calderwood (vol. vii, p. 183) to Sir James...
Page 19 - Lord Sempill commanded in the town of Aeth, when it was besieged by the French, and made a gallant defence. He was appointed colonel of the 25th foot, 25th April 1745. At the battle of Culloden, 16th April 1746, he acted as a brigadier-general.
Page 19 - Peerage, because, not being sure of being always chosen to every Parliament of Great Britain, they consequently must lose, when left out, the benefit of sitting in Parliament, which was ever deemed an inseparable right of the Peerage. He was appointed captain in Lord Oarmichael's Regiment of Dragoons 16 April 1711.
Page 12 - ... valuable services to the King and government, obtained from him a charter of the abbey of Paisley in 1569, upon the forfeiture of Lord Claud Hamilton. He engaged in the great feuds between the houses of Eglinton and Glencairn, or the Montgomeries and Cuninghames, with the former of which the Sempills had formed various marriage connections. These feuds lasted from 1488 till 1586. There were so many families involved in them, and so many lives lost, that it was more like a civil war, than a family...
Page 7 - Steward of the Barony of Renfrew, and witnessed a charter of Malcolm, Earl of Lennox, about 1280; also a grant of James, High Steward of Scotland.
Page 45 - She rose and let me in,' in his ' Wit and Mirth,' (vol. i. printed at London in 1698). Gay introduced the air of Maggie Lauder in his musical opera of Achilles, printed in 1733.
Page 45 - England, in the reigu of Charles II., the words and music being engraved by Thomas Cross. Henry Playford afterwards introduced the song of 'She rose and let me in,' in his ' Wit and Mirth,
Page 47 - Ceylon. 247. 6. ANNABELLA, born in 1729, was married to Ebenezer Campbell, son of a clergyman in Ayrshire, in 1752. He studied for the Church. He went to the West Indies, leaving his family at Kilbarchan. He died in Jamaica. Annabella Semple, or Mrs.

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