Studies in Peerage and Family History

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A. Constable, Limited, 1901 - Genealogy - 496 pages
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Page 15 - picture of human manners, will outlive the 'Palace of the Escurial, and the imperial ' eagle of the House of Austria.
Page 459 - ... liege lord and lady, King and Queen of England, France and Ireland, and the dominions thereunto belonging, in and to whose princely...
Page 459 - ... during their lives and the life of the survivor of them; and that the sole and full exercise of the regal power be only in and executed by the said prince of Orange...
Page 315 - The marshalling of coat-armour, which was formerly the pride and study of all the best families in the kingdom, is now greatly disregarded ; and has fallen into the hands of certain officers and attendants upon this court, culled heralds, who consider it only as a matter of lucre, and not of justice...
Page 283 - ... and invented ways and means how they might accumulate and gather together into few hands, as well great multitude of farms as great plenty of cattle, and in especial, sheep...
Page 463 - Surrey, and the heirs male of his body ; and for default of such issue...
Page 32 - proceed with none, except it shall appear unto you upon good proof, that they are men of quality, state of living, and good reputation worthy of the same; and that they are at the least descended of a Grandfather by the Fathers side that bare Armes, And have also of certain yearly revenue in Lands of inheritance in possession. One Thousand pounds per Annum de claro,
Page 429 - If you can raise a large sum of money by pawning my kingdoms for that purpose, I am content you should do it; and if I recover them, I will fully repay that money. And tell the nuncio, that if once I can come into his and your hands, which ought to be extremely wished for by you both, as well tor the sake of England as Ireland, since all the rest, as I see, despise me, I will do it.
Page 460 - This principle was well maintained, even though some of the things comprised in the inheritance were not such as could be easily divided, or were likely to become of less value in the process of division. For example, if there was but one house, the eldest daughter had no right to insist that this should fall to her share, even though she was willing to bring its value into account.

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