A History of the Castles, Mansions, and Manors of Western Sussex

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Longmans & Company, 1876 - Castles - 285 pages
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Page xii - Dr. Juxon—-" There is but one stage more. This stage is turbulent and troublesome. It is a short one ; but you may consider it will soon carry you a very great way. It will carry you from earth to heaven, and there you shall find a great deal of cordial joy and comfort."
Page 7 - part of the extensive possessions of Earl Roger, was granted by his son, Hugh de Montgomeri, to the Abbey of Fecamp, in Normandy, and, after the suppression of alien priories, was transferred to the Monastery of Syon, in Middlesex. At the dissolution of religious houses, in the reign of Henry VIII., the
Page 75 - As pedigrees of the Viscounts Montague are readily accessible, and the descent of the Poyntz family is subjoined, in which the fullest particulars are inserted, it is unnecessary to give any details in the text. The sad incidents by which the tenure of Cowdray was marked at the close of the last and beginning of the present century, will be noticed hereafter. Regist. Episc.
Page 51 - bequeaths his mantle of blue velvet of the Garter and his gown of crimson velvet to the church of Broadwater, to make two altar cloths, and mentions " the altar cloths of white satin embroidered with the Garter," with which the chapel at Offington was adorned. t Rot. Pari. ann. 2 Edw. VI. He was allowed 350 per
Page 55 - and appointed toorganize and discipline the new levies. He hesitated to accept the commission, and pleaded in excuse of his delay the necessity of superintending the construction of some new fortifications ; but a peremptory order to join the army extorted from him an answer that he could not
Page 17 - 6 Jan., 1643, states the numbers to have been " looo prisoners, one with another, besides 160 which we took at the first entering of the town, and such as came from the enemy to us during the siege
Page 166 - Duke, there is even less to be said. The Petworth estates passed to him under his mother's settlement, and in 1740 he was created^ Baron Warkworth and Earl of Northumberland, with remainder (in default of heirs male) to Sir Hugh Smithson, Bart., the husband of his only daughter, Elizabeth. * Henry
Page 55 - quit his command without the royal permission. Aware of the consequences, he administered an oath of allegiance to the soldiers and inhabitants, and in a few days was besieged by a strong force under the parliamentary general, the Earl of Essex.
Page 137 - had dealt with the place in a very high-handed way, pulling down the chapel and refectory and appropriating some of the goods to his own uses. t The Empress Maude is said to have landed here in 1139, on a visit to Queen Adeliza, at Arundel, after which she was besieged there by K. Stephen. CLower.J
Page 194 - to be held of the Queen as of her manor of East Greenwich by fealty only, in free and common socage, and not in

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