The English Baronetage; Containing a Genealogical and Historical Account of All the English Baronets, Now Existing Their Descents, Marriages, and Issues Memorable Actions, Both in War, and Peace Religious and Charitable Volume 4

The English Baronetage; Containing a Genealogical and Historical Account of All the English Baronets, Now Existing Their Descents, Marriages, and Issues Memorable Actions, Both in War, and Peace Religious and Charitable Volume 4

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1741 edition. Excerpt: ... he daily saw, of ruin, misery, and death, wrought by popish ze&tets, upon persons of all ages, ranks, and professions, convicted of no other crime than the keeping of a good conscience, in the worship of God, and from the observations he had frequent occasions to make, upon the abject slavery, and wretched poverty to which the arbitrary power of the Grand Monarch, had reduced his other subjects, he contracted so just a fense of true religion and liberty, as created an equal abhorrence of all the principles of popery and tyranny, and determin'd him, in every station, and in every season, to oppose with vigour, all the subtil schemes, set on foot for the introduction of both into these kingdoms: but as his manner was, to resist the attempts of craft and malice, without any returns of rude affronts, or cruel revenge, so, his uncommon civility, and generous behaviour, to men of all parties and conditions, was found to extort, if not love, yet respect, even from those who affected to stand in opposition to him. He was a commissioner of trade, and one of the lords ot the admiralty, in the reign of Queen Anne, and in the reigns of King George I. and King George II. a commissioner of the treasury, and in the latter reign, one of the tellers of the exchequer. In the 13th of King George I. he was advanced to the dignity of a baronet, and to the heirs male of his body, lawfully begotten; and for want of such issue, to (his brother, ) William Turner, of Crostwight, in the county of Norfolk, Esq; and the heirs male of his body, lawfullybegotten; and for want of such issue, to (another brother, ) John Turner, of Lynn-Regis, in the said county, Esq; and the heirs male of his body, lawfully begotten. Sir Charles, was twice married; first, (in 1689, ) to Mary, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 354g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236644328
  • 9781236644329