Dictionary of National Biography Volume 18

Dictionary of National Biography Volume 18

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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. 1909 edition. Excerpt: ...The murderer, who at once apprised his father of his crime, was taken to Maidstone next day and arraigned at Maidstone assize on 9 Aug. He pleaded guilty, was sentenced to death, and was hanged at Maidstone on 21 Aug., meeting his end with resignation. The fratricide proved a fruitful theme for thepulpit, and is still memorable on account of the curious pamphlet literature that it evoked. Robert Boreman q. v. at once issued 'A Mirrour of Mercy and Judgment, or au exact true narrative of the Life and Death of Freeman Sonds, Esq., ' 1655, 4to (Brit. Mus.) Other 'ministers and godly men'of the vicinity, less compassionate than Boreman, traced the 'visitation' to Sondes's own moral remissness. He had failed (it was said) to continue the endowment of Throwley free school as purposed by his father, had improperly executed the will of his father-in-law, Sir Ralph Freeman, and had generally mismanaged his sons' education. Sir George answered the charges with humility in a 'Plaine Narrative to the World, of all Passages upon the Death of his Two Sonnes' (London, 1655, fol.); this is scarcely less steeped in religious sentiment than Robert Boreman's avowedly edifying tract. There followed from other pens ' The Devils Reign upon Earth, being a Relation of several sad and bloudy Murthers lately committed, especially that of Sir George Sonds his son upon his own brother....' London, 1655, 12mo (hazlitt, Handbook); and 'A Funeral Elegie upon the Death of George Sonds, Esq.... Dy William Annand Junior of Throwllgh, whereunto is annexed a Prayer compiled by his sorrowful Father, ' 1655, s. sh. fol. (Brit. Mus.) On the Restoration Sondes was again appointed deputy lieutenant for Kent, and represented Asnburton in parliament from 1661 to 1676, when on 8.show more

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  • 9781236744067