THE History and Antiquities of BOSTON

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Contents

Augustine Friary 111 Franciscan Friars 112 Guilds 113 St Botolphs Guild
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Seal of Corpus Christi Guild Thompson Thompson
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Corpus Christi Guild 115 Extracts from the Register 116 Obits celebrated 123 Rent
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Inventory of property at the dissolution 141 Guild of St Peter and St Paul
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Seal of the Guild of St George
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St Botolphs Church Probable mode of raising the money by which it was erected
160
A church dedicated to St Botolph mentioned in 1090161 Notices of this church
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Cemetery Chapel W H Prior Bolton
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St Botolphs Church S E J S Prout
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The Font St Botolphs V
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AltarTomb of a Knight
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Ancient OakChest J W Archer
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Description of the exterior 175 Description of the interior 180 Library 187 Holies
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Portrait of Thomas Lawe J Palmer ?j
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Boundaries of the parish of Boston 199 The Scirebeck 199 Maud Foster
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Burton Corner House W G Miller Bolton
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Heronshaw Hall 201 Fishtoft Hundred 202 Burton Corner 203 Wide Bargate
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Congregational Church ??
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Ancient House Archer Lane W H Prior Bolton
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Wesleyan Centenary Chapel 208 Congregational Church 209 History of theatrical
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The Athengeum W G Miller 33 122
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House of Correction 230 Remains of Dominican Friary and National Schools
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Grammar School J W Archer Bolton
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Union Workhouse i
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Hall of the Guild of St Mary now the Town Hall 235 Gysors Hall 236 Duckfield
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The Old Bridge G F Sargent
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Irby Hall 255 High Street Furthend Lane or West Street 256 Railway station
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Old WhiteHorse Inn G F Sargent Bolton
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General Baptist Chapel 1764 Jewitt Jewitt 221
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Heslam Alley and Chapel 259 Chapel of Ease 260 General Baptists Chapel and Con
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Erection Lands and list of them in 1553 272 Beadsmen 277 Bridge 278 Henry
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relinquished and suspended charities 283 Grammar School list of masters and ushers
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Corporation Arms H B Manly j
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Roman Earthen Jug H B Manly J
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charity funds 288 Laughtons Charity School 290 Blue Coat School 291 Boston
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Grand Sluice erected 1766 361 Improvements in 1788 and 1812 362 Gradual diminu
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family eminent ladies connected with the family Pedigree c 373 Hollands
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Anne Ayscough 385 and 387 Kymes of Lincoln 388 John De Kirketon Richard
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Pilgrim Fathers 424 Early emigrants to New England from Boston and its neighbour
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family of Rich Earls of Holland and of Nassau Viscount Boston 435 Rev Thomas
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The manor of Skirbeck from 1334 464 Hospital of St John of Jerusalem from about
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Extensive repairs in 1854 485 Holies Church Notes 486 List of rectors
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Testa de Nevill c 497 An annual fair held in 1263 curious description of the parish
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Peachey or Peche Hall manor and family 503 Poynton and Farceux families 504
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population c 520 School charities c
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vicars c 528 Extent population c Pinchbeck family 529 School charities
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market held here in 1281 534 History of the manor 537 The church 538 Holies
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Historical notices from the Conquest 550 Manor of Leverton 554 Church
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Ancient stalls 556 The two rectories and list of rectors from 1333 557 Curious
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commencing 1493 561 Overseers accounts from 1563 571 Constables accounts from
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Chantry of St Lawrence 585 Darby family 586 Bell Hunston Leeke
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market established in 1282594 Descent of the Manor from 1200598 Church monuments
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Goodrick family 606 Gilbert family and memoir of the Rev Joseph Gilbert
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Frith Bane Historical notices from 1236 614 Church Schoolhouse c
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pediments to their inclosure 623 Correspondence between Sir William Dugdale and
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The Commoners petition 630 The Earl of Lindseys partial inclosure of Holland
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Grant of Henry Heron of Cressy Hall to the Commoners in 1713 636 Inclosure of
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causes thereof and probable
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Geology
661
Strata passed through in boring for water at Boston 1746 and 1783 666 Mr Fareys
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Freshwater and shellfish 679 Herringfishery 681 Solens or razorshells
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shrimps saltwater fish sturgeons c whales cast ashore 682 Botany Rare plants
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Provincialisms c 698 Proverbs phrases comparisons superstitions omens
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Appendix
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Members of the Corpus Christi Guild at Boston who were officially connected with
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other places 749 Monastic libraries in Lincolnshire 754 Extracts from the Parish
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Hussey Hall 772 Lincolnshire persons charged with high treason 1642 773 Guild
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Rev John Cotton 784 Rev Samuel Whiting 784 Samuel Leigh
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Index of Names a
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List of Subscribers
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Page 272 - Philip and Mary, by the grace of God, king and queen of England, France. Naples, Jerusalem, and Ireland ; defenders of the faith ; princes of Spain and Sicily ; archdukes of Austria ; dukes of Milan, Burgundy, and Brabant; counts of Hapsburg, Flanders, and Tyrol.
Page 425 - Faith, etc., having undertaken, for the glory of God and advancement of the Christian faith and honor of our king and country, a voyage to plant the first colony in the northern parts of Virginia, do by these presents solemnly and mutually, in the presence of God and one of another, covenant and combine ourselves together into a civil body politic, for our better ordering and preservation and furtherance of the ends aforesaid...
Page 400 - Merry Margaret As midsummer flower, Gentle as falcon Or hawk of the tower: With solace and gladness, Much mirth and no madness, All good and no badness; So joyously, So maidenly, So womanly Her demeaning In every thing. Far, far passing That I can indite, Or suffice to write Of Merry Margaret As midsummer flower, Gentle as falcon Or hawk of the tower.
Page 425 - God, and one of another, covenant and combine ourselves together into a civil body politic, for our better ordering and preservation and furtherance of the ends aforesaid; and by virtue hereof to enact, constitute, and frame such just and equal laws, ordinances, acts, constitutions, and offices, from time to time, as shall be thought most meet and convenient and the general good of the Colony, unto which we promise all due submission and obedience.
Page 423 - ... years, as we do our own. And he that bought the most of them, I hear, buildeth Houses for them, for every Four a House ; and layeth some acres of ground thereto, which he giveth them as their own, requiring them...
Page 425 - In the name of God, amen ; we, whose names are underwritten, the loyal subjects of our dread sovereign King James, having undertaken, for the glory of God, and advancement of the Christian faith, and honor of our king and country, a voyage to plant the first colony in the northern parts of Virginia...
Page 421 - If it do make men hypocrites, yet better be hypocrites than profane persons. Hypocrites give God part of his due, the outward man, but the profane person giveth God neither outward nor inward man. You know not, if you think we came into this wilderness to practise those courses here which we fled from in England.
Page 421 - I hope you do not assume to yourselves infallibility of judgment when the most learned of the Apostles confesseth he knew but in part and saw but darkly as through a glass.
Page 415 - Of all men in the world, I envy Mr. Cotton of Boston most, for he doth nothing in way of conformity, and yet hath his liberty; and I do everything that way, and cannot enjoy mine.
Page 4 - The forests of the Britons are their cities ; for, when they have enclosed a very large circuit with felled trees, they build within it houses for themselves and hovels for their cattle.

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