Shropshire Parish Registers: Diocese of Lichfield, Volume 4

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Page 1 - Ball by Virtue of the Power and Authority granted to Me, by His Majesty's Commissioners appointed to manage the Duties charged on stamped Vellum, Parchment, and Paper, do hereby give and signify unto the...
Page iii - Tong Castle. First the King had it; then the rebells gott it; then Prince Rupert tooke it and putt in a garrison, who afterward burnt it when he drew them out to the battaile of York. K. Longford Howse, the Earle of Shrewsbury. First the rebells made a garrison 1644, and held it till Prince Rupert tooke it at the same time he did Tong Castle. Colonel Young is Governour. Young's estate 3001, per annum, his wife a clothier's daughter.
Page ii - Pembrugges, whose rapid succession tells of youth and hope and the early grave ; then the open-handed and magnificent Vernons ; lastly Stanley, a name truly English, and ever honourable in English ears, yet for one of whom it was fated to add a last flower to the chaplet of ancestral memories—to cut short the associations which five centuries had grouped around his fair inheritance.
Page ii - The history of the lords of the manor is in fact the biography of princes and prelates, earls and barons, statesmen, generals, and jurists. These are the great names and reminiscences with which the place is associated — the Saxon Earls of Mercia, brave, patient, and most unfortunate ; victims of inexorable progress : then their three Norman successors, one wise and politic, another chivalrous and benevolent, the last madly ambitious and monstrously cruel : then the majesty of England, represented...
Page ii - Chamber of Princes, between the Battlefield, the Dungeon, and the Grave. The history of the Lords of the Manor is in part the biography of Princes, and Prelates, Earls and Barons, Statesmen, Generals and Jurists.
Page viii - The other ceremonies of the Church to which Mr. Cotton took exception, were the use of the sign of the cross in baptism, and the use of the ring in marriage.
Page ii - ... prosperity or their misfortune. The retrospect of their annals alternates between the Palace and the Feudal Castle, between the Halls of Westminster and the Council Chamber of Princes, between the Battlefield, the Dungeon, and the Grave. The history of the Lords of the Manor is in part the biography of Princes and Prelates, Earls and Barons, Statesmen, Generals, and Jurists. These are the great names and reminiscences with which the place is associated : The Saxon Earls of Mercia, —brave, patient,...
Page 20 - Alee daughter of Richard Ferrington was the first that ever was baptized in Fittz Church without the signe of the Crosse — at the instance and earnest desyer of him, that is of Richard, was the signe of the Crosse omitted.
Page 105 - Thy manifold gifts of grace," has not the ring of certitude of the old phrase, " Send upon them * An exception must perhaps be made of one expression in the form of " Ministration of Baptism to such as are of Riper Years.

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