Archaeologia Aeliana, Or, Miscellaneous Tracts Relating to Antiquity Volume 13

Archaeologia Aeliana, Or, Miscellaneous Tracts Relating to Antiquity Volume 13

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1889 edition. Excerpt: ... parties present at the ball, Sir M. Ridley of Blagdon, and his family; Charles John Brandling, then one of the members of Parliament for the town, and afterwards member of Parliament for Northumberland, who married Miss Fawkes of Farnley, county York; the Ellisons of Hebburn, who would consist of Mr. Cuthbert Ellison, the head of the race, afterwards, for nearly twenty years, one of the M.P.'s for the town; his newly-married wife, Miss Ibbetson, with her beautiful sister, who married Mr. Smith of Heath in Yorkshire, and died in a year; Mrs. Lisle of Acton and her young ladies; her ladyship afterward mentions Mrs. Smith as affording some amusement. Mrs. Smith was the wife of Alderman Thomas Smith, who was accustomed to give utterance to her sentiments whatever they might happen to be; but she had a high character as the manager of a house hold, and was remarkable for giving good dinners. Her husband, Mr. Thomas Smith, is afterwards mentioned as having travelled from London in his own carriage, probably the first equipage which he had possessed. He was a younger son of Mr. Smith of Togstone, an ancient landowner in Northumberland, and had come to Newcastle in the latter part of the last century to make his fortune, in which, with the assistance of his two sons, Thomas and William, he succeeded to a large extent. Mr. Eustace Smith, late M.P. for the Borough of Tynemouth, is the sole representative of this family in the male line. She also mentions the three partners of Miss Brown; the first Mr. Christopher Blackett of Wylam, the second Mr. Dixon Brown, who is now represented by his nephew, the Rev. Dixon Brown of Unthank, a member of this Society, and the third, Mr. John Lambton Loraine, who is now represented by a distinguished naval...show more

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  • Paperback | 146 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 272g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236984048
  • 9781236984043