History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Northamptonshire; Comprising a General Survey of the County, and a History of the Diocese of Peterborough, by William Whellan and Co

History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Northamptonshire; Comprising a General Survey of the County, and a History of the Diocese of Peterborough, by William Whellan and Co

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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. 1849 edition. Excerpt: ...which, the rector has 93a. 2r. 19p. of glebe land, and two several annuities of 55. 16s. 8d., and 5. 11s. 8d., allotted under the Nether Heyford inclosure act, in 1749. The church contains very handsome monuments to Dr. Turner and Lady Elizabeth, daughter of John, Lord Latimer; and upon a plain altar tomb with the arms of Lisle on the front, is exhibited the effigy of a cross-legged knight. That of Lady Elizabeth is perhaps the most elegant tomb in the kingdom, and was the chef cTautre of that great statuary Nicholas Stone. Her figure is of white marble, lying recumbent on a slab of black. The attitude is the most easy possible, that of one asleep; her head, covered with a loose hood, reclines on a rich cushion. One hand is placed on her breast, the other lies on one side. Hound her neck is a quilled ruff. The fashionable stiffness of her embroidered stays is a disadvantage to this elegant sculpture. Her gown flows to her feet in easy folds, and covers them. She lies on a long cloak, lined with ermine, fastened at her neck with rich jewels. At her feet is a griffin holding a shield of the family arms. The whole rests on a white marble altar-tomb, with' inscriptions and arms on the sides. Capell Edward, butcher and baker Collins Prudence, dressmaker Collins Robert, blacksmith Collins William, Blacksmith Gibbins James, in., Bird in Hand. Gibbins John, wheelwright Gibbins Thomas, wheelwright Tolliugtuii Emma, schoolmistress Farmers and Graziers. Foil John Judkins Edward I.iniii-lI Abraham Linuell Richard (yeoman) Manning Thomas Pottertou John, Manor-home, Letters are received through the Weedon Post-office. Carrier--to Northampton, John Warwick, on Saturdays. WEEDON BECK PARISH. Weedon Beck, or Weedon-on-the-Street, is bounded by Nether...show more

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  • Paperback | 474 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 24mm | 839g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236651065
  • 9781236651068