The Stirling peerage, trial of A.Humphrys or Alexander, styling himself earl of Stirling ... for forgery, 29th April, 1839, ed. by W.Turnbull
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action addressed Advocate agent Alexander appears Banks bearing believe brought called cause charter circumstances claim Clerk colour contained copy Court crown December Depones document Earl of Stirling Edinburgh entitled evidence examined existence extract fabricated fact farther favour forged forgery France genuine Geographe give given granted hands heard heirs honour House Humphrys Interrogated Inventory James John John Alexander L'Isle lands lately leaves letter London Look Lord Mademoiselle marking matter means mentioned month never Normand objection observe opinion original packet Paris party person possession present prisoner produced proved question received record reference regard Register residing respective Robertson Scotland seal seen signature signed signet street taken tell thing Translation volume whole witness writing written
Page 31 - York, his heirs and assigns, all that part of the main land of New England, beginning at a certain place called or known by the name of St. Croix, next adjoining to New Scotland in America...
Page lxxvii - His family, being now certain that the son of Mr Humphreys is the Lord Stirling who has lately published a narrative of his case, they have requested a lady going to London to leave the packet at his lordship's publishers, a channel for its conveyance pointed out by the book itself, and which they hope is quite safe. His lordship will perceive that the seals have never been broken. The family of the deceased, for obvious reasons, must remain unknown. They make this reparation; but cannot be expected...
Page 7 - Duke of Norfolk to whom the cognizance of matters of this nature doth properly belong do require and command that this our Concession and Declaration be recorded in our College of Arms to the end that our Officers of Arms and all others upon occasion may take full notice and have knowledge thereof.
Page xliii - Consenting to the registration hereof in the books of Council and Session, or any other Judges books competent, therein to remain for preservation, and constitute.
Page 24 - Stuart, ought to be punished with the pains of law, to deter others from committing the like crimes in all time coming.
Page 15 - LEAVING THREE CHILDREN. HE WAS A MAN OF SUCH ENDOWMENTS AS ADDED LUSTRE TO HIS NOBLE DESCENT, AND WAS UNIVERSALLY RESPECTED FOR HIS PIETY AND BENEVOLENCE. HE WAS THE BEST OF HUSBANDS : AS A FATHER MOST INDULGENT : AS A FRIEND WARM, SINCERE, AND FAITHFUL. HE DEPARTED THIS LIFE AT TEMPLE PATRICK, IN THE COUNTY OF ANTRIM. ON THE 19TH DAY OF APRIL 1712.
Page 5 - His corpse was deposited in a leaden coffin, in the family aisle, in the church of Stirling, above ground, and remained entire till within these thirty years. Being much involved in debt at his death, and his descendants very poor, they never thought of making good their title to that dignity, till a very considerable time thereafter; but the mansion-house, or church, which stood upon the banks of the river Devon, near Stirling, in which the records of the family descent were deposited, being swept...
Page 23 - I regret, however, that the duties of an office which I at present hold do not permit me to make myself known in this affair of Lord Stirling's. You, who know a great deal about it, will feel no surprise that a man in office (qu'un homme en place) should not dare to interfere in it openly.