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The Weekly Journal : Or British Gazetteer Being the freshest Advices Foreign and Domestic


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The Weekly Journal : Or British Gazetteer Being the freshest Advices Foreign and Domestic

Date of Article: 17/11/1722
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British Gazetteer. Being the freshest Advices Foreign and Domestick. SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 1722'. gion. As Reason is common to all Mankind, the Dictates of it are the same through the whole species ; and since every Man's own Heart will tell him, that there can be no greater Affront to the Deity, whom he worships, than to appeal to him with an Intention to deceive, nor a greater Injustice to Men, than to be- tray them by false Assurances ; it is no wonder that Pagans and Christans, Infidels and Believers, should concur in a Point wherein the Honour of the supreme Being, and the Welfare of Society are so highly concern'd. For this Reason, Pythagoras to his first Precept of honouring the Im- mortal Gods, immediately subjoyns that of paying Ve- neration to an Oath. We may see the Reverence which the Heathens shew'd to these sacred and so- lemn Engagements from the Inconveniences which they often suffered, rather than break through them: We have frequent Instances of this kind in the Ro- man Commonwealth, which, as it has been observ'd by several eminent Pagan Writers, Very much excell'd all other Pagan Governments in the practice of Vir- tue. How far they exceeded our Jacobite Jurors in t1 is particular, may appear from their Abhorrence of every thing that look'd like a fraudulent or mental Evasion ; of this, the following Instance is a sufficient Evidence. Several Romans who had been taken Priso- ners by Hannibal Were releafed, upon obliging them- selves by an Oath which he imposed upon them, to return again at a certain Time to his Camp: Among these there was one, who thinking to elude the Oath, went the same Day back to the Camp, on Pretence of having forgot something , but this Prevarication was so shocking to the Roman Senate, that they sent him back to Hanibal, to receive the due Reward of his Perjury. The Heathens had so great an Abhorrence of this Crime, that among many of them it was punished with Death and, there were no civilized Nations among them, where it was made less than a capital Crime ; because as one of their Writers observes. an Offender of this kind, is guilty of those two Crimes ( wherein the malignity of Perjury truly consists,) a failing in his Respect to the divine Being, and in his Faith to- Wards Men. If Men, who had no other Guide but their Reason, Consider'd an Oath to be of such a tremenduous Na- ture, and the Violation of it to be so great a Crime, surely it ought to make a much deeper Impression upon Minds enlighten'd by reveal'd Religion, as they have there by more exalted Notions of the Divinity ? Price THree Half- Pence ) We, who are profess'd Christians, cannot be igno- rant that he, whom we appeal to is Truth itself, the great Searches of Hearts, who will not let Fraud and Falshood go unpunish'd, or hold him guiltless that taketh his Name in vain. And as with Regard to the Deity, so likewise with Regard to Man, the Obligati- on of an Oath is stronger upon Christians ( Protestants . especially; than upon any other Part of Mankind, asd that because Charity, Truth, mutual Confidence, and all other social Duties are carried to greater Heights, and enforc'd with stronger Motives by the Principles of our Religon. Perjury,, with Relation to the Oaths which we have taken, has in it all the aggravating Circumstances which can attend that Crime. We take them before the Magistrates of publick Juftice ; are reminded by the Ceremony, that it is a Part of thac Obedience which we learn from them ; we expresly disavow all Evasion and mental Reservations whatsoever ; appeal - to Almighty God for the Integrity of our Hearts, and only desire him to be our Helper, as We fulfill the Oath we there take in his Presence. I mention these Circumstances, to which many other might be added, because it is a receiv'd Doctrine among those who have treated of the Nature of an Oath, that the greater the Solemnities arc which attend it, the more they aggravate the Violation of it. And now, what Success can that Man hope who turns a Rebel to King GEORGE ? For he claims the divine Assistance upon no other Condition but that of being a faithful and loyal Subject to him ? He first of all desires that God may help him, as he shall keep his Oaths, and yet afterwards hopes to prosper in an accursed Enterprize, which is the direct Breach of it, I shall conclude this Subject in my next Letter. Nov. 12. Your most humble Servant, October Greenwood AS I promised in my last, I go on to shew that the Guilt of Perjury, is so self evident, that it was always reckoned among the greatest Crimes, by those who Were only go- Vern'd by the Light of Reason': The inviolable observing of an Oath, like the other practical Duties of Christianity, is a Part of natural Reli. The Continuation of the Life of HENRY the 7th. King of ENGLAND. It happened not long after, that fome Scottifh Gen. tlemen being at Norham, in the Bishoprick of Dur- ham, came divers times out of the Town to take a View of the Castle, which the Guards observing , challeng'd them as Spies. This occasion'd hard Words, and Words rose to Blows, wherein some of the Scotch Men were slain. The Scots that escap'd made their Complaint to their King, who resented it much, and sent an angry Message to King Henry. But Bishop Fox found Means to pacify; first, by a soft Mes- sage, and afterwards, at the Scottish King's Request. by a Visit. which he made him on the Frontiers, There he us'd such soft Words, and discreet Be- haviour, thac he gain'd the Scottish King's Heart, and he enter'd into Intimacies with him : Wherein, as his secret Desire, he demanded the King's Daugh- ter Margaret in Marriage, to be a Pledge of firm Peace. The Bishop promis'd to serve him in it, and the Alliance was accordingly made in due time to the King's Content. But to return ; one Article of the Truce with Scotland was, that Perkin should be no longer foster'd in Scotland : Whereupon, he withdraws into Ire- land, whither the Cornish Men sent to him, invi- ting him amongst them ; promising, that at his Ar- rival, they would venture their Lives and Fortunes for him, as hoping, that under his Government they should be cas'd of their Taxes, Perkin accepting their Invitation, landed at Whirsand- Bay in Corn- wall; after whose Arrival, some Thousands of Peo- ple resorted to him. When King Henry heard of his Landing, and ma- king Head against him, he smil'd ; saying, Loe, We are again provoked by this Prince of Rake- Hells; but left my People should, thro' Ignorance, be drawn into Destruction, let us seek to take this Perkin by the easiest Way we can. He therefore assembled his Forces, and sent out his Spies to observe the Track and Hopes of' Prince Perkin, who had now be- sieged the Loyal City of exeter, which would neither yield to his fine Promises, nor his Threats and Violence, but valiantly withstood him, till they were relieved by Edward Courtney Earl of Devonshire, and other good Subjects, that forc'd the Rebels away from before the City. Which Rebels now under- standing what great Preparations were made against them, began many of them to drop away from their new King, and Perkin himself secretly fled, and took Sanctuary at Beaulieu in New Forest, out of which SanCtuary, upon the King's Offer of Life to him, and Oblivion of his Crimes, he gladly came forth', and put himself into the King's Hands, by whose Order he was convey'd to London, where the King, by curious and often Examination of him, came to the full Knowledge of that his Heart de- sir'd. The chief Matter of which Confession, the King caus'd to be publish'd in Print. But the imaginary King Perkin endeavouring to make an Escape from such that had the Charge of him ( after undergoing of some publick Shame for that Attempt) was committed to the Tower, where he, by his insinuations and Promises, had corrupted his Keepers, to set himself and the Earl of Warwick, at large; ( to which Design of escaping, the poor Earl is said to have consented.) Perkin for this Con- spiracy had his Tryal at Westminster, and was con- demn'd, and being drawn to Tyburn, had she Sen. tence of Death executed upon him- At the Gallows Perkin did read his own Confession, therein owning himself to have been Born in the Town of Tournay in Flanders, of such Parents , whom he nam'd ; and . that being come into Ireland, to see the Coun- try, he was there wrought upon to Personate Richard Duke of York, & c. Thus died, ( if I be not deceiv'd) a Deceiver, A. D. 1499. The Earl of Warwick was publickly arraigned for minding to have escaped out of the Tower and conse- quently to deprive King Henry of his Crown and Dig. nity, and to usurp the Title and Sovereign Office; all which strained Charge the Earl, by false Friends (' tis said) was persuaded to confess : So lost his Head upon Tower Hill, and was buried at Bisham, by his Ancestors. Thus died the last Heir- Male of the Blood, and sir name of Plantaginet. It is said, that in the Eyes of the Castilian ( who had secretly agreed with King Henry to match their Princess Catharine with Prince Arthur) there could be no ground for Suc- cession, whilst the Earl Warwick lived. And the said Lady Catherine, when the Divorce was afterward pro. secuted against her, by her Husband, King Henry the Eighth, is reported to have said, That it was the the Hand of God, for that to clear the way to the Marriage, that innocent Earl Warwick was put to un- worthy Death- To be continu'd. The Continuation of the Tryal of William Ireland, for High- Treason. After we had been In London some Days, one Ash- by came from St. Omers, and brought Instructions from Whitebread, 1. That 10000 I. should be pro. pos'd to Sir George Wakeman to poison the King. 2. That the Bishop of Hereford should be murder'd; as also Dr. Stillingfleet : But that Pickering and Grove should go on with their Design of killing the King still. Sir George Wakeman refus'd the 10000 I. asking too little; and Whitebread wrote Woid, they fhcuid effer 5000 1. more, which was accepted by Sir George at which Whitehead express'd Abundance of Joy in a Letter I saw of his: And sc 1. of the Money was paid to Sir George Wakeman by Mr. Coleman, or his Order. . In August following there Consult between the jesuits and Benedictines at Wildhouse __ where was the Prisoner Fenwick, and one Harcourt And Fogarthy recommends four Ruffians to them to kill the King, and they accepted them, and eighty Pounds were sent after these Assassines the next day and Coleman gave the Messenger, who carried it, a Guinea for Expedition. In the same MOnth Whitebread sent other Instruc- tions to the said William Barcourt, Rector of Lon- don, to foment a Rebellion among the discontented Scots; and th: 6th of August Harcourt sent down Moor and Sanders into Scotland, and sent down some to preach among the Presbyterians, and to insi- nuate the Danger they were in from the Espicopal Tyranny. L. C. J. Are you sure Pickering and Grove accept- ed of the Terms proposed to them to kill the King. Oates. Yes, my Lord ; it was at Mr. Whitehead's Lodgings then : As for Grove he did indeed attend at that time on Fenwick at his Chamber, but after the Consult was over, he came to Mr. Whitehead's Lodings, and took the Sacrament, and the Oaths of Secrecy opon it, and did accept it, and agree to it. , Finch. What do you know of any Attempt to kill the King in St. James s Park ? Oates. I saw Pickering and Grove walking in the' Park several times with their screw'd Pistols, and they had Silver Bullets, and Grove would have had the Bullets champ'd, left they should not prove mor- tal; it was in the Months of May and June that I saw them. Whitebread. Then was Oates actually at St Omers.- Sir Ch. Levinz. Do you know any thing of Pick- ering's doing Penance ? Oates. In March last Pickering follow'd the King butc durst not fire, tho' he had a fair Opportunity, the: Flint of his Pistol being loose ; and he under went a Penance for his Negligence, and was chidden, andi had twenty or thirty Strokes by way of Discipline:: This I discover'd by some Letters I saw from Mr-- Whitebread. ' ' r. Mr: Serj. Baldwyn. Did you know how the Ruffi ans proceedtd at Windsor?,' Oates. No; for in the Beginning of September on Beddingfield wrote Whitehead Word, that I had dis- cover'd the thing to the King, ( and indeed another Gentleman bad been with the King from me) And when I went to the Provincial's Chamber, he up- braided me with discovering it ; and tho' I asserted my Innocency, he beat and revil'd me for it. an 1 commanded me to go beyond Sea again, and I was afraid of something worse, for they assaulted me in my Lodging fenwick. Are you fure I was by at Harcourt Chamber, when you say the Money was sent to the Ruffians at Windsor? Oater. Yes you were- I I L. C. J. How many sign'd the Resolve for Grove and Pickering to the King ? Oaces. There were Whitebread, Fenwick, and Ire- land, and at least forty sign'd it. L. C- J. Were Ireland and Fenwick present, w Mico drew it up. Oates. No: After it was drawn up and sign'd Mr. Whitebread and those of the Consult at his Cha- ber, I carried it to them the same Day to their seve- ral Consults: And it was sign'd also by Picker and Grove afterwards at the Provincial's Chamb just before Mass was said, and the Oath of Secre taken: Whitebread gave the Oath to me, and to the rest. Whitebread. I am in a very weak and doubtful Condition as to my Health, and therefore should be loth to say any thing that is not true: But I may boldly say in the sight of Almighty God, that there have not been three true Words spoken by this Wit- ness. To be continu'd ( 1 3 95 and Captain Dennis Kelly, may be in Court at his tryal, as being highly necessary for his Defence. The Commissioners for the Forfeited estates having nigh finished their Enquiry, have discharg'd several of their Officers and Clerks, and otherwise retrench'd a great deal of their Expences. Robert Tranter ( one of the Bailiffs lately Try'd at the King's Bench Bar, for the Murder of Captain Lutterel; and William May, another Officer, have been committed to Newgate, for arresting and de- taining a Person by a wrong Name, and causing a great Riot in the House where they arrested him ; but they are since admitted to Bail. His Majesty has been pleased to order Letters Pa- tents to pass the . Great- seal, for granting the Dignity of a Baronet of Great Britain, to Peter Vandeput of Twickenham, Esq; His Majesty having been pleased to appoint Wil- liam Duke ot Manchester Lord Lieutenant of the County of Huntingdon, his Grace Tuesday 7 Night ( His Majesty being then present in Council.) took the Oaths appointed to be taken, instead of the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy. Last Week died Mr. Watson, formerly an Up- holsterer in Cornhill, against whom Mrs Layer, Sister to Councilor Layer, had a Verdict some time ago given in her Favourr at the Court of King's Bench, Guild- Hall, for 1000 1. Damage, for his not performing a Promise of Marriage that he had made her. An humble Address of the Knights of the Shire, Deputy Lieutenant, Justices of the Peace, Gentlemen, and Freeholders, assembled at the General Quarter Sessions of the Peace held for the West Riding of the County of York the id Day of October 1722 has been presented to His Majesty by William Harvy and George Harman, Esq; introduced by the Right Ho- nourable the Earl of Burlington, Lord Lieutenant and Custos Rotulorum of the said Riding, accom- panied by several Members of Parliament and other Gentlemen of the said Riding. An humble Address of the Aldermen, Recorder Burgesses, Gentlemen, and Inhabitants of the Corpo- ration of Grantham, has been presented to His Ma . jesty by the Right Honourable John Lord Viscount Tyrconnell, one of their Representatives in Parlia- ment, introduced by his Grace the Duke of Rutland Recorder of that Town. An humble Address of the Protestant Dissenters in the Town of Taunton in the County of Somerset, has been presented to His Majesty by William Young, Efq; introduced by the Right Honourable Robert Walpole, Esq; Chancellour of the Exchequer and First Commissioner of the Treasury. Which Addresses His Majesty was pleased to re- ceive very graciously. The Rev. Dr. Andrew Snape, Provost of King's; College Cambridge, is chosen Vice- Chancellor of that University for the Year ensuing. The Rev. Mr. Wigan, Student of Christ- Church Oxon, and Rector of Old Swinford in Worcestershire, is preferred by the Bishop of Bath and Wells to the Sine Cure of Ashbury in Berks, worth 300 1. per Ann* Vacant by the Death of the Rev. Mr. Robinson. Thursday 7- Night, Sir Christopher Wren, Knight, the celebrated Architect, was unanimously elected Vice President of tbe Corporation of Clergymens Sons, in the room of Sir Gilbert Dolben, Bart, de- ceas'd, who left the said Corporation a Legacy of 500 l. Mr. Thomas Cooper, an Attorney at Dorchester, is made Collector of the Customs in the Port of Wey- mouth, in the room of Mr. Taylor deceas'd. Tbe Honourable Thomas Townshend, Esq; 2d Son to the Right Hon. the Lord Viscount Townshend, is not elected Member of Parliament for Leskard in Cornwall, as has been published in several Papers, but for the Town and Port of Winchelsea in the County of Sussex; in the room of George Dodding- ton, Esq; who hath made his Election to serve for the Borough of Bridgwater in the County of Somer- set. Monday next, the Election comes on for Westmin- ster the Candidates will appear at the Head of their respective hSIR. The same Reasons that Induced his MAjesty to create General Carpenter a Peer of Ireland, have determined me to maKe interest that he may be a member of the present Parliament of Great Britain. These Reasons are, most happily express'd in the Pre- amble to his Lordship's Patent, of which I desire you would print the following Extract. It being reasonable that military Virtue, which seems for several Years past to have been a principal Support of the Government, should be distinguish'd by due Rewards. We have therefore thought fit to advance our faithful and well beloved George Carpenter, esq. LiEUtenant General of our Armies, to the Peer. age of this Kingdom ; a Person, who having apply'd himself early to the Profession of Arms, has pass'd through all military Employs, to the Rank he now bears. by slow and gradual Promotions, his Services always preceeding his advancement When Britain was deliver'd from Arbitrary Power, he readily embrac'd the Interests of the Revolution, and serv'd under King Willi- am of Glorious Memory ; first in the Reduction of Ire- land, and afterwards in Flanders, behaving himself as a brave and industrious officer. After the short Inter- val| of an unsafe Pence, the War breaking out again with greater Violence, and spreading itself almost through all Europe, Spain was the Scene of his Ser. vices. Earl Stanhope, Chief Commander of the For- ces in that Kingdom, freely imparted to him his Designs, and in the Execution of them, successfully experienc'd his Courage and Conduct. When the General's Presence was required in England, he intrusted him with the Command of his Troops, as being fully assured that the Publick Cause would suffer no Disadvantage by his Management ; for his Diligence and Circumspection in performing the Duties of his Employment were not less remarkable, than his Constancy and Presence of Mind in the Time of Action and most imminent Dan- ger. By his Integrity, Prudence, and Evenness of Tem- per, he not only gain'd the Affections of his Country, men, but the Esteem and Regard of the General of the Allies, and even of his Imperial Majesty. WE have had a Proof of his Loyalty and abilities in an In- hance very beneficial to the Publick ; for when Sedition had taken Root in Northumberland, and there broke out in an open Rebellion, he, by our Command, hasten'd thither to extinguish this Flame of Civil War, though with unequal Numbers. He prevented the Rebels seizing Newcastle, intended by them for their Place of Arms, hinder'd their marching into York- shire : And, at last, having overtaken them at Preston, where they were invested by other of our Troops, block'd them up more closely, and obliged them to surrender. By which Success Peace was restored to England, which much conduced to subduing the Re- bels in Scotland. For these Reasons, that a Person so of Britainr and Ireland, and ally'd by C 2396 ) ) f • YMF' M respective Companies on Foot, in Covent Garden, where the High- Bailiff will declare the Majority upon View; and in Case a Poll is demanded, it will be taken under the Piazza of Covent Garden Church. Clutterbuck, Esq; is elected for the Borough of Leskard, in the room of Edward Eliot, esq; deceas'd. ' tis said several good Bills will be brought in this Session of Parliament, viz. Among others, One for better regulating the Night- ly Watches within the Weekly Bills of Mortality in the County of Middlesex. Another for the better assuring Servants Wages, and better regulating their Behaviour, & c. Another for the better cleaning and paving the Streets within the Cities of London, Westminster, and Borough of Southwark, & c. On Satuiday last the Rt. Hon. the Earl of West- moreland was sworn in Governor to the York- Build- ing Company : And we hear the said Company have a Scheme not only to provide for the Payment of the Warrants to be issued out for the four remaining Payments cf the present Call of 6 per Cent, but also to enable them to pay their Debts, and make a Divi- dend at Lady- Day next at the Rate of 3 per Cent. per Annum, and leave in their Hands an encreasing Fund for future Dividends. ' Tis said, Sir John Fryer, Bart; one of our Alder- men, will be made a Commissioner of the Excise, in the room of Sir Marmaduke Wyvil deceas'd. Last Saturday the Lord Mayor began Housekeeping at Goldsmith's Hall. Danvers, Esq; is elected a Representative of the Borough of Borough. Bridge in the County of York, in the room of Conyers Darcy, Esq; who hath made his election to serve for Richmond in the said County. The Lecture appointed by the Lord Bishop of Lon- don, and supported by the Lady Moyer, was begun to be preach'd in eight Monthly Discourses on the Doc- trine of the Holy Trinity,' in the Cathedral Church of St. Paul, London, on Thursday last, by Edmund Chishull, B. D. Prebendary of that Church, and Chap- lain in Ordinary to his Majesty. The Grand Jury, who met at Rumford, is adjourn'd to the 1st of December next. The Loss of the three English Ships lost at the Cape of Good Hope, amounts, by Computation, to about 500,000!. and that of the six Dutch Ships, cast away at the same time, to a far greater Sum. We hear that amongst the Papers which have been seized relating to the present horrid Conspiracy, an Account has been found of the several Sums remitted by the Papists and Jacobites of England, for the Pre. tender's Service, with a List of the Persons, but all under feigned Names, who contributed towards this villainous Work. Several of their real Names they say have been discovered; the Pretender himself ( for what reason no body knows) was distinguish'd by that of Standfast. We have Advice by Letters dated at Lisbon the 9th of November, N. S. That his Majesty's Ship Lynn, Capt. Elford, Commander, having on board his Excellency Henry Worsley, Esq; Governor of Bar- badoes, was arrived there from England- Ipswich, Nov. 5. This Day was ushered in with ringing of Bells, the Bailiffs went from Church to the Town Hall, where the King's Health, and Royal Family was drank, from thence to the House of john Cornelius Esq; where a sumptous Entertainment ' was provided, and a great Concourse of People of the better Sort resorted after Dinner, His Majesty's . Health, the Royal Family, and the Glorious Memo, ry of King William was drank, with all Demonstra- tions of Joy, also a Barrel of Ale given to all that came to drink the King's Health in the Evening, the whole Town was Illuminated, also Bonfires, and ringing of Bells, and ail general Expressions of Loy. alty, such as has not been known since the happy Revolution. We hear from Lancashire. That Lawrence Wall, Esq; Mayor of Preston, and a Justice of Peace for that County, on the Fifth of November, early in the Mor- ning, caused the Bells to ring, and the Town's Stan- dard to be display'd upon the Town Hall, ( a thing that has not been done on that Day since the last time he was Mayor, which was the Year before the Rebellion; He went to Church in the usual manner where the 16th Psalm was sung, and an exellent Sermon Preach'd by the Rev. Mr. Peploe, Minister there, on those Words' in the 16th Chapter of St. Matthew, Verse 18. The Gates of Hell shall not prevail against it. In the Evening Mr. Mayor invited all the Gentlemen of the Town, and the Officers of the Squadron of Sir Charles Hotham's Regiment, quar- ter'd there, to a large Bonefire in the Market Place the Standard being carried before them ; where all the Soldiers were drawn up, and fir'd after each Loyal Health, and gave a Glass of Wine and a Bottle of Ale to each Soldier, and two Barrels of Ale to the Populace, who drank the same Loyal Healths, and af- terwards invited the same Gentlemen to a splendid Entertainment, wheie His Majesty's and all other Loyal Healths were repeated, together with Prospe- rity to both Houses of Parliament, and His Majesty's Ministers of State, . The Evening concluded with se- veral Volleys from the Soldiers, Bonefires, Illumina- tion's, ringing of Bells, joyful Acclamations of all His Majesty's Friends, and their Satisfaction in His Majesty's happy Administration, to the great Regret of the numerous Papists and their Adherents in that Town and Neighbourhood. On Sunday Night a Messenger was dispatch'D EX- press to Cambray, with Letters to the Lord Whit- worth, his Majesty's Plenipotentiary sc the Congress there. The Honourable James Johnston, Esq; Who was Secretary of State for Scotland in the Reign of the late King William, had an unfortunate Accident by Fire on Thursday 7- Night at one in the Morning, which burnt down his Offices or Out- Houses at Tottenham, a Building of about Foot long, and three Stories high with the Furniture and other Things of VALUE. This Fire happen'd when the Family was at London, and no body lay in those Offices, nor had there been a Fire or Candle in them for three Weeks before; nor was there any Fire there that Night but in the Brew- house, which alone of all the Offices has escap'd. It is remarkble that the Fire began in the Roof of the House, and burnt from the South West to the North East, according to the Course of the Wind, and stop'd at the Brewhouse, so that it could not begin there. His noble Dwelling House however escap'd ; so that if the Fire was kindled out of Malice, his Enemies failed of their main Design, though the said Buildings were within 10 or 30 Foot of his House, Friday 7. Night, Mary, Countess Dowager of Stan- ford, died at her House in Great Russel Street. She was second Daughter and Coheir to Joseph Maynard, esq; late of Gunaldsbury, in the County of Middle- sex. am I wl : ourt loth Srov 1A1 litldb ( mi; ( thai
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