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" Morse appends in a foot-note the tradition that a "page by the name of Rockwood, at the court of Henry VIII, in a game of chess with his king won a manor belonging to one of the monasteries distributed in his reign, and that in commemoration of the victory,... "
The Descendants of Benjamin Rockwood, Sr., of Grafton, Mass: With Some ... - Page 21
by Charles Allcott Flagg - 1905 - 36 pages
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American Ancestry: Giving Name and Descent, in the Male Line, of ..., Volume 6

Thomas Patrick Hughes, Frank Munsell - Albany (N.Y.) - 1891
...Silence , d. Nov. 9, 1677); son of Richard of Dorchester, Mass. , 1636, came from Eng. ; a page by name of Rockwood, at the court of Henry VIII, in a...one of the monasteries distributed in his reign and in commemoration of the victory, he received from the king for his arms six chess rooks, the estate...
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The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography

United States - 1893
...that a page by the name of Kockwood. at the court of Henry VHI., in a game of chess with his kiuc, won a manor belonging to one of the monasteries distributed in his reign, and that in commemoration of ibis victory he received from the king six chess rooks for his coat of arms. Ebenezer Rorkwood descends,...
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Biographical and Genealogical Record of La Salle County, Illinois, Volume 1

La Salle County (Ill.) - 1900 - 798 pages
...of their Puritan sire among the Rockwoods of England, in Dorset and Suffolk counties. Tradition says that a page by the name of Rockwood at the court of...to one of the monasteries distributed in his reign. In commemoration of the victory he received from his king six chess rooks for his arms. The above estate...
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