Dutton, Allen, & co.'s directory & gazetteer of the counties of Oxon, Berks & Bucks

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I was borne in this ltttle village Wraysbury in Bucks before the 2nd World War ll. The Magna Charta was signed by King John on Magna Charta Island in 1215. There is a lane leading off the main road called Magna Carta lane which leads to the island which is just off the River Thames. This charta was not signed on Runneymede, Surrey which most historians believe. The Americans had ideas to say it was signed on Runnymead and a plaque was raised by their help with our government.This was an idea to make more money in car parking next to the R.A.F. memorial .I have a full history of events regarding the signing of the Magna Charta.
Owen R.O'Neill.

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Page 201 - Lie heavy on him, earth, for he Laid many a heavy load on thee.
Page 533 - In the same pious confidence, beside her friend and sister, here sleep the remains of Dorothy Gray, widow, the careful, tender mother of many children, one of whom alone had the misfortune to survive her.
Page 288 - I am weary of the times, and foresee much misery to my country, but I believe I shall be out of it ere night.
Page 201 - That on the same day of every year for ever, the inheritors of his Grace's honours and titles should render at WINDSOR to her Majesty, her heirs and successors, one standard or colours, with three fleursde-lis painted thereon, as an acquittance for all manner of rents, suits, and services due to the Crown.
Page 287 - Western extremity of the church, is the following inscription : -'This church was enlarged in the year 1830, by which means 487 additional sittings were obtained; and, in consequence of a grant from the 'Incorporated Society for promoting the Enlargement, Building, and Repairing of Churches and Chapels, 287 of that number are hereby declared to be free and unappropriated for ever, in addition to 70 formerly provided.
Page 497 - Underneath this stone doth lie As much virtue as could die ; Which, when alive, did vigor give To as much beauty as could live.
Page 265 - ... one of the places which may be given for the purpose of vacating a seat in the house of commons.
Page 437 - The bottom of this chasm is a series of weed-choked pools, fed by the chalk-springs ; great ivy-covered trees hang over it in all directions. It looks beautifully cool on a sultry summer day. Merlin, or Mother Shipton, or somebody, prophesies thus about it : " They who live, and do abide, Shall see Bledlow Church fall into the Glyde; And they who live, and do remain, Shall see the church built up again.
Page 92 - This Church was erected in the year 1835, containing 323 sittings; and, in consequence of a grant from the Incorporated Society for promoting the enlargement, building, and repairing of churches and chapels, 193 of that number are hereby declared to be free and unappropriated for ever.
Page 273 - Ilsley, remote amidst the Berkshire downs, Claims these distinctions o'er her sister towns — Far-famed for sheep and wool, though not for spinners, For sportsmen, doctors, publicans and sinners.

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