Curious historical fact.
--During the troubles in the reign of Charles I. a country girl came to London
in search of a place as a servant maid, but not succeeding, she hired herself to carry out beer from a warehouse, and was one of those called tub women.
The brewer observing a good-looking girl in this low occupation, took her in his family as a servant, and after a short time married her. He died while she was a young woman, and left her the bulk of his fortune.
The business of brewing dropped, and Mr. Hyde
was recommended to the young woman as a skillful lawyer to arrange her husband's affairs.
, who was afterwards Earl
, finding the widow's fortune considerable, married her. By this marriage there was no other issue than a daughter, who was afterwards the wife of James H. and mother of Mary and Anna