Notes on the Ancestry of the Children of Joseph Smith Harris and Delia Silliman Brodhead

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Allen, Lane & Scott, 1898 - 69 pages
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Page 6 - ... objected to the Act: it took away from. him the power of pardoning the Irish, and he suggested that it must only render them desperate, which in truth was the very purpose of the Parliament, but he dared not refuse his assent.* The measure was received in England as a triumph over the king and the Irish. The subscribers, or adventurers as they were called, were to have estates and manors of 1000 acres given to them in Ireland at the following low rates : — In Ulster for 200, in Connaught...
Page 7 - Scarborough and other purchasers of lands within the said tract or Province of the other part are agreed limited and appointed or hereafter to be signed sealed and executed by and between the same parties shall be agreed...
Page 29 - Macdonald, in whose neighborhood the accident occurred, and who, like many other farmers in thinly peopled districts, volunteered to repair the injury, shod the horse, and so enabled the King to proceed. His neighbors, who, like himself, were in sympathy with the cause of which William was the champion, dubbed Macdonald 'the Smith.
Page 30 - ... gave him, with the rank of colonel, the charge of raising, arming, and provisioning the military contingent of his district, and in every way preparing the troops to take the field. They remained under his command till they were called into active service.
Page 55 - ... those towns were preserved from running the same fate with the rest, wholly or in part so lately turned into ashes.
Page 51 - gallant and meritorious conduct" at the battles of Contreras and Cherubusco...
Page 12 - ... his coadjutors or subordinates much more competent. Their pupil accordingly cannot be said to have ever to the end of his life mastered more than the details and conventional forms of political science. In 1759, when he had attained his majority, the prince took his seat in the house of peers ; but there is no record of his having taken any part in the business of the house. George 111.
Page 46 - This man, Romeyn Brodhead conjectures, was the founder of the Brodhead family in England. However that may be, the English family were settled in Yorkshire in the sixteenth century, and the records of the parish church of Royston contain frequent mention of them. The name was spelled Brodhead till about 1640, since which time the English spelling has been Broadhead.
Page 48 - King's Bridge, and so far succeeded as to get to the outer guard, where he was suspected, apprehended, carried back and tried, and yet would have been acquitted had not his affectionate and grateful cousin Samuel appeared and made oath, that he was a captain in the Continental army, and that he was in there as a spy; in consequence of which he was immediately hung up. However, at the gallows he made a sensible and spirited speech, among other things told them they were shedding the blood of the innocent,...
Page 45 - Our data for the early history of the Brodhead family is furnished mainly by the researches of Mr. John Romeyn Brodhead, whose studies abroad in preparing to execute the commission given him to write the history of the State of New York gave him exceptional opportunities to inquire into the history of his own ancestors. He thinks that they came originally from Germany. There is on record in...

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