The Visitations of the County of Oxford Taken in the Years 1566, Volume 5

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Harleian Society, 1871 - Electronic books - 383 pages
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Page 211 - Street, in the parish of St. Giles in the Fields, in the county of Middlesex, spinster, all of his estate, after the payment of his debts and funeral expenses, and appointed her, executrix.
Page xi - Bysshe, Clarenceaux king of armes, was at the Crowne Inn near Carfax in Oxon. in order to visit part of the county of Oxon. being part of the province belonging to Clarenceux. AW was with him several times, eate and drank with him, and had several discourses with him concerning armes and armory which he understood well, but he found him nice and supercilious. Few gentlemen appeared, because at that time there was a horse race at Brackley.
Page xi - Edward having a coach and four horses with him, he went to Banbury. There were only with him old . . . Wither a herald painter of London and his clerk (Gregorie) the former of which trick'd the coates, the other entred them in the book of visitation. He the said Sr. Edw. Bysshe was in Oxon. againe in 1675, to make an end of his visitation but AW was then absent.
Page xi - ... was with him several times, eate and drank with him, and had several discourses with him concerning armes and armory which he understood well, but he found him nice and supercilious. Few gentlemen appeared, because at that time there was a horse race at Brackley. Such that came to him, he entred if they pleased. If they did not enter he was indifferent, so the visitation was a trite thing. Many look'd on this matter as a trick to get money.
Page ix - And to add authority to their commission, 'twas read in the open court before the judg, justices and country gentrie. This memoire I here set downe becaus Mr. Wood's father (of whom I shall make mention under the...

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