The Autobiography of Sir John Bramston: K.B., of Skreens, in the Hundred of Chelmsford; Now First Printed from the Original Ms. in the Possession of His Lineal Descendant Thomas William Bramston, Esq. ...

Camden society, 1845 - 443 pages
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Page 191 - I declare that the title of king was forced upon me, and that it was very much contrary to my opinion when I was proclaimed. For the satisfaction of the world, I do declare that the late king told me he was never married to my mother. Having declared this, I hope the king who is now will not let my children suffer on this account. And to this I put my hand this fifteenth day of July, 1685.
Page 348 - ... next prorogation after the said thirteenth of February shall be understood, taken and adjudged in law to begin and commence upon the said thirteenth of February, on which day their said Majesties, at the request and by the advice of the Lords and Commons, did accept the crown and royal dignity of king and queen of England, France and Ireland, and the dominions and territories thereto belonging.
Page 49 - Every law after it is made, hath its exposition, and so this petition and answer must have an exposition, as the case in the nature thereof shall require to stand with justice ; which is to be left to the courts of justice to determine, which cannot particularly be discovered until such case shall happen. And although the petition be granted, there is no fear of conclusion as is intimated in the question.
Page iv - THE COUNCIL of the NAVY RECORDS SOCIETY wish it to be distinctly understood that they are not answerable for any opinions or observations that may appear in the Society's publications. For these the responsibility rests entirely with the Editors of the several works.
Page 165 - I shall make it my endeavour to preserve this government, both in church and state, as it is now by law established.
Page 36 - Gary went alonge with vs, and passinge ouer the mountains Pen Men Maure, in the narrow passage wee met a gentleman, of whome Mr. Fountain and Sir Thomas inquired how the tyde was, whoe told them we might pass well if wee made hast, soe they putt on, wee followinge, not knowinge what had passed.
Page 38 - ... new step-mother, there is an account of the latter dropping her wedding-ring into the sea, near the shore, as they were riding on horseback along the beach. The writer says : " As shee (his step-mother) rode over the sands behind me, and pulling off her glove, her wedding-ringe fell off, and sunck instantly. She caused her man to alight ; she sate still behind me. and kept her eye on the place. Directed her man, but he not guessing well, she leaped off, saying she would not stirr without her...
Page 6 - Serjeants, there was not tyme for readings, that manie fitt had binn on the King's side in the warr, and either wanted monie or were to be indulged, etc. ; yet readings were inioyned, and some read that found noe advantage. Formerly, they read constantly a fortnight, since but a week, and at this tyme readings are totally in all the Inns of Court layd aside ; and to speake truth, with great reason, for it was a step once to the dignitie of a serjeant, but not soe now...
Page 186 - of me, that I would rather dy a thousand deaths then to excuse any thing I have don, if I did not realy think myself the most in the rong that ever any man was, and had not from the bottom of my hart an obhorance for those that put me upon it, and for the action it self. I hope. Sr- God Almighty will...