Testamenta Vetusta: Being Illustrations from Wills, of Manners, Customs, &c. as Well as of the Descents and Possessions of Many Distinguished Families. From the Reign of Henry the Second to the Accession of Queen Elizabeth, Volume 1

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Nichols & son, 1826 - 874 pages

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Page 37 - In the name of God amen. The 1 st day of September in the 36th year of the reign of our sovereign lord Henry VIII by the grace of God King of England, France and Ireland, defender of the faith and of the church of England and also of Ireland, in earth the supreme head, and in the year of our Lord God 1544.
Page 17 - Richard by the grace of God king of England and of France, and lord of Ireland...
Page xli - To my dear son the King, my new bed of red velvet, embroidered with ostrich feathers of silver, and heads of leopards of gold with boughs and leaves issuing out of their mouths.
Page 352 - Lady, where the sepulture of our Lord standeth, whereupon I will that there be made a plain tomb of marble of a competent height, to the intent that it may bear the blessed body of our Lord and the sepulture at the time of Easter to stand upon the same, &c.
Page 41 - Elizabeth, the said imperial crown, and other the premises, after our decease, shall wholly remain and come to the heirs of the body of the lady Frances, our niece, eldest daughter to our ' late sister the French queen, lawfully begotten, and for default of such issue of the body of the said lady Frances, we will that the said imperial crown, and other the premises, after our decease, and for default of issue of the several bodies of us, and...
Page 274 - I say, securities for debts acknowledged to be due; and originally permitted only among traders, for the benefit of commerce; whereby not only the body of the debtor may be imprisoned, and his goods seized in satisfaction of the debt, but also his lands may be delivered to the creditor, till out of the rents and profits of them the debt may...
Page 32 - ... of fine gold, in manner of an armed man ; and upon the same armour a coat-armour of our arms of England and France, enamelled, with a sword and spurs accordingly ; and the said image to kneel upon a table of silver and gilt, and holding betwixt his hands the crown which it pleased God to give us, with the victory of our enemy at our first field.
Page 360 - In the name of God, Amen. I, Thomas Lyttelton, knight, oon of king's justice of the Common Place, make my testament, and notifie my wille, in the manner and forme that followeth. First, I bequeth my...
Page 42 - Sir Anthony Browne, Knight, Master of Our Horse ; Sir Edward Montague, Knight, Chief Judge of the Common Pleas ; Justice Bromley ; Sir Edward North, Knight, Chancellor of the Augmentations ; Sir William Paget, Knight, our Chief Secretary ; Sir Anthony Denny, Sir William Herbert, Knights, Chief Gentlemen' of our Privy Chamber ; Sir Edward Wotton, Knight, and Mr Dr Wotton his brother.
Page 81 - Joan De Cobham, of Starburghe. August 13, 1369. My body to be buried in the church-yard of St. Mary Overhere, in Southwark, before the church door, where the image of the blessed Virgin sitteth on high over that door : and I Will that a plain marble stone be laid over my body.

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