The Ancestor, Issue 6 (Google eBook)

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Archibald Constable & Company, 1903 - Genealogy
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Page 215 - These Letters are the genuine correspondence of a family in Norfolk during the Wars of the Roses. As such, they are altogether unique in character ; yet the language is not so antiquated as to present any serious difficulty to the modern reader. The topics of the letters relate partly to the private affairs of the family, and partly to the stirring events of the time : and the correspondence includes State papers, love letters, bailiffs accounts, sentimental poems, jocular epistles, etc.
Page 215 - Day," and invites him to come and visit her family from the Thursday evening till the Monday, etc., etc.
Page 215 - The Paston Letters are an important testimony to the progressive condition of Society, and come in as a precious link in the chain of moral history of England, which they alone in this period supply. They stand, indeed, singly, as far as I know, in Europe ; for though it is highly probable that in the archives of Italian families, if not in France or Germany, a series of merely private letters equally ancient may be concealed ; I do not recollect that any have been published. They are all written...
Page 215 - ... LANCASTER ; we have the story of JOHN PASTON'S first introduction to his wife ; incidental notices of severe domestic discipline, in which his sister frequently had her head broken ; letters from Dame ELIZABETH BREWS, a match-making Mamma, who reminds the youngest JOHN PASTON that Friday is "Saint Valentine's Day," and invites him to come and visit her family from the Thursday evening till the Monday, etc.
Page 215 - Ultoraof the moral history of England, which they alone in this period supply. They stand indeed singly, as far as I know, in Europe ; for though it is highly probable that in the archives of Italian families, if not in France or Germany, a series of merely private letters equally ancient may be concealed, I do not recollect that any have been published. They are all written in the reigns of Henry VI. and Edward IV., except a few...
Page 36 - Alice his wife and the Heirs of their Bodies, Remainder to the Right Heirs of the said Thomas.
Page 215 - Europe ; for though it is highly probable that in the archives of Italian families, if not in France or Germany, a series of merely private letters equally ancient may be concealed, I do not recollect that any have been published. They are all written in the reigns of Henry VI. and Edward IV., except a few, that extend...
Page 101 - Georges' seat in the county of Meath, when the account came of this disaster, Mr. Hamilton Georges, brother of the gentleman of the house, said he heartily pitied his sister Lady Hoath who had lost so amiable a companion as Miss Burford, he knew not what she would do for company having nobody but that silly Miss Rice. St.
Page 73 - The place-names in this Index have in fact been subjected in turn to a three-fold scrutiny. In the first place the apparent form was ascertained by means of topographical indexes and maps. Secondly these selected forms were checked by reference to printed Records and County Histories. Finally they were subjected to a new and independent scrutiny by ascertaining whether the tenants or proprietors mentioned in the text agreed with those recorded in Domesday Book and in the various Charters, Feodaries,...
Page 193 - Letter to the Pope, 12 Peb. 1300/1, shows arms: "[azure] with a bend of [silver] and cotises of [gold] between six [golden) lioncels.

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