The Parliamentary History of the County of Worcester: Including the City of Worcester, and the Boroughs of Bewdly, Droitwich, Dudley, Evesham, Kidderminster, Bromsgrove and Pershore, from the Earliest Times to the Present Day, 1213-1897 ; with Biographical and Genealogical Notices of the Members

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Jakeman and Carver, 1897 - Worcestershire (England) - 202 pages
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Page 125 - Langdale. There was not an officer in the army whom Cromwell would not as willingly have lost as this man ; who was bold and barbarous to his wish, and fit to be intrusted in the most desperate interest, and was the man whom that party always intended to commit the maritime affairs to, when it should be time to dismiss the earl of Warwick ; he having been bred in that element, and .knowing the.
Page 50 - ... Arthur. And when the army was melted to nothing, and the king ready to come in, the council of state imprisoned him, because he would not promise to live peaceably; and afterwards he (being one of the four whom General Monk had the worst thoughts of) was closely confined in Scarborough Castle ; but, being released, he became a gardener, and lived in a safer state than in all his greatness...
Page 166 - College in Oxford. Henry was the sixth, who became a menial servant to the crown in the days of King James, and hath continued to be so for fifty years ; during all which time he hath been Master of the Revels; a place that requires a diligent wisdom, with which God hath blessed him.
Page 103 - Feb. 1693; in the citizens not receiving alms, and admitted to their freedom by birth or servitude, or by redemption, in order to trade within the city, llth Feb.
Page 151 - ... died in 1770, at a very advanced age. (-) Sir John Rushout. He sat in ten parliaments, and particularly distinguished himself as an opponent of Sir Robert Walpole's excise scheme. He died in 1775, at the great age of ninety-one. Nash, in his History of Worcestershire, says, "his memory, good-humour, and politeness were then in their full bloom ; old age, which in general is not to be wished for, seemed in him rather an ornament than a burden.
Page 44 - Prentice, and their Spokesman in one of their tumultuous hurries to the Long Parliament, and ever since was taken notice of for a great talker. He was a main man in the Committee of Safety ; for which the Rump, whe:1 they sat again, rebuked him gently, as one that had gone Astray from the Good Old Cause ; a major in the army, and a great purchaser.
Page 123 - John, first Lord Butler of Bramfield, by whom he had five sons. He died in 1649, aged sixty-five. His will is dated March 26, 1639, appointing as his executors his wife Olive and the Earls of Worcester and Newcastle. There exist several portraits of him by Van Dyck, but especially a family piece of himself, his wife, and three of his sons, which is esteemed one of that painter's finest productions. It will be found in the printed Catalogue of Sir Peter Lely's Collection, and was sold to Sheffield,...
Page 41 - His /eal in the loyal cause never swerved, for notwithstanding ihe had suffered so much for his loyalty, he had the courage to join King CHARLES II. with a troop of horse, at the battle of Worcester...
Page 43 - An Assembly, nominated by Oliver Cromwell, and a Council of Officers, was summoned to meet at Westminster 4 July 1653 by Letters under the hand of the Lord General Cromwell. This Assembly declared itself a Parliament 6 July, and resigned its powers to the Lord General 12 December 1653.
Page 143 - Hereford ; who had a grant of the offices of master and worker of monies to be coined in the tower of London during his life, with a salary of 4000 a year; but after the murder of the King, refusing to coin with any other than the die of the deceased monarch, he was removed by parliament. Sir Robert...

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