A Treatise on the Evidence of Succession to Real and Personal Property and Peerages

A Treatise on the Evidence of Succession to Real and Personal Property and Peerages

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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. 1845 edition. Excerpt: ...and her husband did never meet together for above a year before her delivery, (thereby contrary to law, to blemish and asperse her issue, and contrary to the truth, as appeared by many affirmative proofs) and although your petitioner desired therein to be tried by her own husband, who best knew the truth thereof, yet would not that be granted her." To this statement of Lady Purbeck's wrongs must be opposed the testimony of contemporary writers tending to show that the imputation of adultery with Sir Robert Howard was not, at least after the birth of the child, wholly unfounded.(7) The House of Lords took several proceedings upon the petition, the prayer of which was directed towards the security of her property, and the punishment of her adversaries, but the result does not appear. Lady Purbeck died in 1645, and her husband in 1657. Robert Wright, the child, was afterwards, according to Dugdale, (wi) called "Villiers alias Wright," and having married Elizabeth, the daughter and heiress of Sir John Danvers, one of the regicides, obtained a patent fromOliver Cromwell, authorising him to abandon the name of Villiers, to assume that of Danvers, upon his allegation of hatred to the former in consequence of the injuries which the Villiers family had done to (i) See Nicolas Adult. Bast. 91, citing Strafford Papers, vol. 1, pp. 390.426. 434. tm) Baronage, vol. 2, p. 432. r 389 1 e Commonwealth. In tne Convention Parliament, V;. Robert Danvers was a member of the House of Com mons, but in June, 1660, a charge being preferred against him in the House of Lords of having spoken certain treasonable words, that House, considering him tobe a peer, as son and heir of Viscount Purbeck, ordered that he should be brought before them. He refused to...show more

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  • Paperback | 274 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 15mm | 494g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236576217
  • 9781236576217