History of New England During the Stuart Dynasty Volume 1

History of New England During the Stuart Dynasty 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. 1859 edition. Excerpt: ...3.) Of the rest, Winthrop Wright, the last of whom opposed the and Dudley first appeared at a court transfer of the charter. Cradock, Goffe, of the Company, October 15, 1629, and and Wright were three of the five perThomas Sharpe, October 20. sons in England intrusted soon after 3 "We will so really endeavor the (December 1st) with the care of the execution of this work as, by God's as-joint stock, of which Aldersey was also sistance, we will be ready in our per-Treasurer; and this may have been the sons, and with such of our several fain-reason for choosing them to be Assistants. Winthrop, then forty-two years old, was descended from a family of good condition, long seated at Groton in Suffolk, where he had a property of six or seven, Now o/flcera hundred pounds a year, the equivalent of at least ofthecomtwo thousand pounds at the present day. His P-"y father and grandfather were lawyers. Commanding uncommon respect and confidence from an early age,1 he had moved in the circles where the highest matters of English policy were discussed, by men who had been associates of Whitgift, Bacon, Essex, and Cecil. Humphrey was "a gentleman of special parts, of learning and activity, and a godly man ";2 in the home of his father-in-law, Thomas, third Earl of Lincoln, the head, in that day, of the now ducal house of Newcastle, he had been the familiar companion of the patriotic nobles. Of the Assistants, Isaac Johnson, esteemed the richest of the emigrants, was another son-in-law of Lord Lincoln, and a landholder in three counties. Sir Richard Saltonstall, of Halifax, in the West Riding of Yorkshire, was a bountiful contributor to the Company's operations.3 Thomas Dudley, with a company of volunteers which he had raised, had served, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 238 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 431g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236500709
  • 9781236500700