The Vestry Book of Henrico Parish, Virginia, 1730-'73: Comprising a History of the Erection Of, and Other Interesting Facts Connected with the Venerable St. John's Church, Richmond, Virginia

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Robert Alonzo Brock
publisher not identified, 1874 - Henrico County (Va.) - 222 pages
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Page 201 - Green be the turf above thee, Friend of my better days ; None knew thee but to love thee, None named thee but to praise.
Page 157 - I, AB, do swear that I do from my heart abhor, detest, and abjure as impious and heretical, that damnable doctrine and position that princes excommunicated or deprived by the pope, or any authority of the see of Rome, may be deposed or murdered by their subjects, or any other whatsoever.
Page 165 - Provided always, and be it further enacted, that no person shall be compelled nor any surveyor permitted to cut or prune any hedge at any other time than between the last day of September and the last day of March...
Page 164 - Isles, about it many of their cornefields, the place is very pleasant, and strong by nature, of this place the Prince is called Powhatan...
Page 174 - Let us march on; lead us against the enemy!' and they were now willing, nay, anxious to encounter all those difficulties and dangers which, but a few moments before, had almost produced a mutiny.
Page 144 - The vestry appointed collectors of the levy, who gave bond and received a fee of ten per cent. The church-wardens usually served in this capacity, but frequently the sheriff or a special collector. Once in every four years the vestry, by order of the county court, divided the parish into precincts...
Page 164 - ... the place is very pleasant, and strong by nature, of this place the Prince is called Powhatan, and his people Powhatans. To this place the river is navigable: but higher within a mile, by reason of the rocks and isles, there is not passage for a small boat, this they call the falls. The people in all parts kindly entreated...
Page 61 - Thereupon the Question is put whether the said Church should be Built on the Hill called Indian Town at Richmond, or at Thomas Williamson's plantation on the Brook Road, and- is caryed by a Majority of Voices for the former. It is thereupon Ordered that the Church, formerly agreed on to be Built by Richard Randolph, Gen : on the South side of Bacon's Branch, be Built on Indian Town at Richmond after the Same Manner as in the said Former Agreement was mentioned.
Page 166 - Northamptonshire ; having been easily introduced into business, and passed through inferior Offices of Government, with great reputation and eminent capacity. He was at last, by his majesty's happy choice and the universal approbation of his country, advanced to the Council.
Page 189 - Of Thomas Watkins, of Chickahominy, I have heard very full accounts from my mother, (his father was the Rev. William Leigh, of Chesterfield County,) and from my uncle Thomas, both of whom knew him well. He was a man of the highest respectability, in every point of view, and in particular, a man of indefatigable industry.

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