Genealogical Memoirs of the Extinct Family of Chester of Chicheley; Their Ancestors and Descendants Volume 1

Genealogical Memoirs of the Extinct Family of Chester of Chicheley; Their Ancestors and Descendants Volume 1

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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. 1878 edition. Excerpt: ...their late General, the Earl of Essex, should be buried in state in Westminster Abbey at the expense of the nation; and in order that the ceremony should be marshalled with due pomp and solemnity, three Kingsat-Arms were created, of whom Ryley was Norroy. His patent of creation is dated 20th Oct. 1646, two days before the funeral, which he officially attended. Ryley's employments, however, were (to use his own words) 'places of quality rathtr than of profit, ' for in 1648 he was compelled to present a petition to Parliament to settle on him a competency, on the ground that he had attended them in the Records for the last seven years without any remuneration. (3i) This petition was read on 11th Aug. 1648, and it was ordered that 200/. be advanced for his present subsistence. (32) The salary of the Clerk of the Records was fixed at 1001. per annum by Cromwell, and Ryley became one of his cordial adherents. When the committee was appointed for the sale of the royal forests, Ryley was agent to the commission, and we find him writing to Secretary Thurloe on 19th April 1654 to solicit that his appointment might be changed from agent to commissioner, on the ground that he ' had cordially served his Highness the Lord Protector and the State in all trusts reposed in him, and that he was most willing to serve icith the best of his skill his Highness to whose service he was devoted.' (33) He assisted as Norroy at the pageants of Oliver the Protector's funeral and of Richard's installation, and was created Clarencieux by Richard Cromwell, by patent dated 25th Feb. 1658-9. (34) When the King's return became imminent, Ryley's loyalty revived, and he was one of the three Heralds who proclaimed Charles H. at Westminster Hall gate on 8th May 1660, in obedience more

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  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 381g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236648056
  • 9781236648051