The History and Antiquities of the Town and Minster of Beverley, in the County of York, from the Most Early Period; With Historical and Descriptive Sketches of the Abbeys of Watton and Meaux, the Convent of Haltemprise, the Villages of

The History and Antiquities of the Town and Minster of Beverley, in the County of York, from the Most Early Period; With Historical and Descriptive Sketches of the Abbeys of Watton and Meaux, the Convent of Haltemprise, the Villages of

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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. 1829 edition. Excerpt: ...from the rites and ceremonies practised by the primitive occupiers of the soil. The memory of these observances is lost and swept away by the overwhelming stream of time; but the names survive to direct posterity in their search after the situations which have been distinguished by British residence. These rites were periodically performed in honour of Ked, Ket or Ceridwen, the ancient magna mater of this island, or her emblem the ark of Noah. Now Catfos would be derived either from Ket-f6s, the ditch of Ceridwen; Ket-fou, the cave, or Ket-voe, the lake of the same female divinity; in each case the reference is equally direct and satisfactory. And it may be further observed, that the Celtic f6s, the Cornish v6s, the Roman fossa, and the French fosse, are synonymous. 37 The street called Newbigging was in ancient times occupied by the principal inhabitants of Beverley. It is repeatedly named in the Registers of the Provostry, so early as the reign of Thomas Duesbery, John Hall, Robert Bower, jun. Henry William Hutton, and James Hall. They draw on Curries, Raikes, and Co. Cornhill, London. Here also are situate the buildings called MAISON-DE-DIEU, which accommodate twenty-two poor families and individuals, who are permitted by the corporation to occupy these tenements rent-free. They have no regular allowance or stipend, but are casually assisted out of the numerous funds of benevolence which have been bequeathed and appropriated by charitable individuals for the benefit of honest indigence in the town of Beverley. Henry III.; and we possess the following information respecting transfers of property, &c. in it, which may possess sufficient interest to merit insertion here. It is extracted from the Lansdowne Collection in the British Museum, 896...show more

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  • English
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  • 1236524489
  • 9781236524485