Worcesteriana; Affording Historical, Biographical, and Other Notices Relating to Edward Somerset, Sixth Earl and Second Marquis of Worcester, Inventor of the Steam Engine; And His Immediate Family Connections

Worcesteriana; Affording Historical, Biographical, and Other Notices Relating to Edward Somerset, Sixth Earl and Second Marquis of Worcester, Inventor of the Steam Engine; And His Immediate Family Connections

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1866 edition. Excerpt: ...Great doubts exist, however, whether any Patent passed the Great Seal. Dugdale takes no notice of any such creation, whilst Beatson says the Patent was cancelled in 1660, and Dale in his Catalogue of Nobility, does not attribute these titles to the Duke of Beaufort, the descendant of the said Edward, in 1697. Charles I. directed several letters to Edward Somerset, above mentioned, by the title of Earl of Glamor Sir William is alluded to in the 56th Article of the " Century." 1-Say 1669. gan; and there is a Commission, no less remarkable than illegal, dated the same day, viz., 1 Apr. 1644, and addressed to " Edward Somerset, alias Plantagenet, Lord Herbert, Baron Beaufort of Caldecote, Grismond, Chepstow, Ragland, and Gower, Earl of Glamorgan; " giving him power to fill up certain blank Patents of creation to every dignity from a Marquess to a Baronet, with a promise of the Princess Elizabeth in marriage to his son Plantagenet, with a portion of 300,000, and the title of the Duke of Somerset to himself and his heirs male for ever." In consequence of a motion made in the House of Lords after the Restoration, to the effect that the Patent was deemed " in prejudice to the peers," the Marquess of Worcester stated, "that a Patent was made and left in his hands by the King to create him Duke of Somerset upon certain conditions that had not been performed, and that he was ready to deliver it up; " this statement was made on 23 Aug. 1660, and on 3 Sep. following, it was stated in the House, that it had been given up; this is probably the ground of the statement made by Beatson, that the Patent of creation to the dignites of Earl of Glamorgan and Baron Beaufort was cancelled in...show more

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  • Paperback | 102 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 195g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236759702
  • 9781236759702