The Baronetage of England: Containing a Genealogical and Historical Account of All the English Baronets Now Existing; Illus. with Their Coats of Arms; to which is Added an Account of Such Nova-Scotia Baronets as are of English Families; and a Dictionary of Heraldry, Volume 1

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G. Woodfall [and 16 others], 1771 - Baronetage - 36 pages
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Vol. I Helpful comparative source. I've found that it has been reliable so far.

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The lineage of the Booth family of Dunham Cheshire has at least one major mistake. It states that Thomas Booth who came to America did not marry and left no heirs. He did marry to a dght of Mordecai Cooke in or near Gloucester Co VA and left heirs.

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Page 395 - MP late a member of the said house, serving as one of the knights of the shire for the county of...
Page 164 - ... his hereditary income was little more than a bare competency. " As his reading had been very extensive, so was he very happy in a memory, tenacious of every thing that he had read. He was not more possessed of knowledge, than he was communicative of it. But then his communication of it was by...
Page 164 - He was extreme ready and gentle in his correction of the errors of any writer, who thought fit to consult him...
Page 164 - He was not more possessed of knowledge, than he was communicative of it But then his communication of it was by no means pedantic, or...
Page 164 - Indeed, it is to be regretted, that he was rather blameable in the other extreme; for, by that means, he was personally less known, and, consequently, his character might become liable both to misapprehensions and misrepresentations.
Page 395 - Arms and Descents of the Ancient Knightly and Gentle Houses of England, arranged in their respective Counties, attempted by EVELYN PHILIP SHIRLEY, Esq., MA, FSA, one of the Knights of the Shire for the County of Warwick, 4to, HANDSOMELY PBINTED, pp.
Page 173 - Coke was again returned as one of the knights of the shire for the county of Norfolk, as he says in his note, without any canvassing or solicitation on his part.
Page 154 - WE, whose names are underwritten, being two members of the House of Commons, do hereby certify, that MP late a member of the said house, serving as one of the knights of...
Page 164 - He was of a nature exceedingly humane and compassionate ; easily forgiving injuries, and capable of a prompt and sincere reconciliation with them who had offended him. Such a temperament is the only solid foundation of all moral virtues and sociable endowments.
Page 164 - I may say, of very pleasing access ; but something slow, and, as it were, diffident in his advances to others. He had something in his nature, that abhorred intrusion into any society whatsoever.

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