History of the county buildings of Northamptonshire

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Taylor & son, 1885 - Public buildings - 56 pages
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Page 6 - December in the ffowerteenth yeare of the Raigne of our Soveraigne Lord Charles the second by the grace of God of England Scotland ffrance and Ireland king Defender of the faith etc.
Page 2 - Country, they were found guilty and deserved death by the verdit4:> of a credible Jury returned. So without any confession or contrition, like birds of a feather, they all held and hanged together for company, at Abington gallowes hard by Northampton...
Page 3 - A brief Account of some of the late and present Sufferings of the...
Page 30 - To amend an act of the seventh and eighth of King George IV., for building a new Gaol for the town of Cambridge, and for making further provision for payment of creditors under the said act. For. building a new gaol for the liberty or soke of Peterborough and hundred of Nassaburgh, in the county of Northampton, and for other purposes connected therewith. For amending and enlarging the powers of acts for establishing a floating bridge over the river Itchen, near the town of Southampton. For...
Page 12 - If.; x, 242 f.; aav, 173 ff.; xxvn, 320 f. For a noteworthy early instance of wholesale death of human beings and cattle by witchcraft, see The Northamptonshire Witches, Being a true and faithful Account of the Births, Educations, Lives, and Conversations of Elinor Shaw and Mary Phillips, London, 1705, p. 6. The defendants were shown to have killed fifteen children, eight men, and six women, besides sundry cattle. See further Scot, op. tit., passim; the "Choice Collection of Modern Relations...
Page 21 - A juvenile court constituted and sitting in accordance with a determination of the Court of the Lord Mayor and Aldermen of the City of London...
Page 9 - ... now sovereign lord : These are, therefore, in his Majesty's name, to require you to take the body of the said William Vaughan and carry him to the prison of Great Island ; and you, the said prison-keeper, are hereby required to receive the said Will. Vaughan into the said prison, and keep him till the next Quarter Sessions of the peace, to be held for this said Province, then to be prosecuted as the law directs. And for so doing this shall be your sufficient warrant. Given under our hands and...
Page 12 - ... Time 40 Hoggs of several poor People, besides 100 Sheep, 18 Horses, and 30 Cows, even to the utter Ruin of several Families : As to their particular Intreagues and waggish tricks I have not Room to enumerate, they are so many ; only some remarkable Feats they did in Prison which was thus, viz :— one Day Mr. Laxon and his wife coming by the Prison had the Curiosity to look through the Grates and seeing of Ellinor Shaw told her that now the Devil had left her in the Lurch, as he had done the...
Page 43 - Reigne of our Soveraigne Lord and Lady William and Mary King and Queen of England &c". TANY / Signed Sealed & DeliOd John jú VS/ Wallington in p'sence of us , . • Tho: Walker hl8 marke Sam

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