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Historical, Entertaining & emmercial z
By Thomas Dugdale: Intiquarian,
ASSISTED BY WILLIAM BURNETT, CIVIL ENGINEER.
CURIOSITIES OF GREAT BRITAIN.
ENGLAND AND WALES DELINEATED:
HISTORICAL, ENTERTAINING, AND COMMERCIAL.
EXPLANATION OF THE LETTERS SUBJOINED TO THE NAMES OF PLACES.
ext.p.. extra parochial
S. E... South-East
E. R. York.-N. R. York.-or W. R. York......East, North, or West Riding of Yorkshire.
the reigns of and queens. ten kings
* ABBERBURY, or Alberbury, a parish and township, partly in the hundreds of Cawrse and Deythur, in the county of Montgomery, and partly in that of Ford, in the county of Salop. Warine, sheriff of this county in the reign of Henry I., founded an abbey for black monks, a cell to Guardmont, in Limosin, which, at the suppression of alien priories was bestowed by Henry VI. upon the college founded by Archbishop Chiechley. Benthall, Eyton, Rowton, Amaston, and Wollaston, are all townships of this parish. At Glyn, in this parish, is the celebrated Old Parr's Old Parr's cottage, which has undergone but little alteration since his cottage and time; it is timber-framed, rare, and picturesque, within view of Rodney's who lived in Pillar on Bredden Hill, in Montgomeryshire. In Wollaston Chapel is a brass plate, with his portrait thus inscribed: "The old, old, very old man, Thomas Parr, was born at the Glyn, in the township of Wennington, within the chapelry of Great Wollaston, and parish of Alberbury, in the county of Salop, in 1483. He lived in the reigns of ten kings and queens of England, viz. King Edward IV., King Edward V., King Richard III., King Henry VII., King Henry VIII., King Edward VI., Queen Mary, Queen Elizabeth, King James I., and Charles I.; he died in London, (sixteen years after his presentation to King Charles,) on the 13th of November, 1635, and was buried in Westminster Abbey, on the 15th of the same month, aged one hundred and fifty-two years and nine months. At the age of one hundred and five, Did pehe did penance in the church of Alberbury, for criminal connexion with Catherine Milton, by whom he had offspring."
+ ABBEY-HOLM is a small town in the ward of Allerdale. The original consequence of this little town was derived from an abbey of Cistercian monks, founded here, about the twelfth century, by Henry I. of England, as the crown rolls imply. Its benefactors were many in number, and by the magnificent grants and privileges with which it was endowed, it acquired so much importance, that during the reigns of
nance at the age of 105.