Memorials of the Savoy, the Palace, the Hospital, the Chapel

Memorials of the Savoy, the Palace, the Hospital, the Chapel

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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: ...and the master, in default of more regular sources of income, used to let chambers to such noblemen and gentlemen as could afford high rents for the sake of lodging there. This is the "accompt" for one whole year, so far as it relates to "Tenements within the Savoy gates " --"The innermost tower near the chapel door with other rooms, Sir David Murrye's lodgings by lease for yeares, rent a year, 4. The great Tower or Gatehouse, Lord Carowe's lodgings by lease, rent 6. Sir Robert Dormer's lodging, rent 4. Lord Compton's lodging, 4. Lord Mordaunt's lodging, 9. Countess of Exeter's lodging, now in possession of Mr. John Dackomb, 2. Sir George Manner's lodging, by the Common Water Gate, 1. Mr. Brigham's lodging, 4s. Mr. Roger Manner's lodging, now Sir Francis Fane's, over the Poor Gate, 1. Mr. Warewood's lodging, now Lord Carowe's, 1. Total 32: 4:8." This practice was carried on for many years, in fact until the troubles in the reign of King Charles I. We find letters dated from the Savoy by the Earl of Huntingdon, the Earl of The Hospital under the Stewarts. Lord Carew. Lord Northampton. Cumberland, the Earl of Northampton, the Earl of Rutland, and the other executors of the Duke of Buckingham; but more especially by George Lord Carew, who seems to have continued to live here while he was Master General of the Ordnance and after he was elevated to the earldom of Totness in 16 2 6. His last letter from the Savoy was written in the year of his death, 1629. The Earl of Northampton is the Lord Compton mentioned in Dr. Montaigne's list. He was elevated to the higher title in 1618, and appears to have continued his residence here until his death in 1630. Two of his infant...
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  • Paperback | 58 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 122g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236596439
  • 9781236596437