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Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 1: ancestry. (search)
ery considerable estates in that colony. After remaining some time in England he again visited Virginia with a fresh band of followers whom he also established there. He first settled in York County in 1641, where he was burgess and justice in 1647, and when later he removed to the Northern neck, between the Potomac and Rappahannock Rivers, he filled the offices of Secretary of State and Member of the Privy Council. Of his loyalty to the house of Stuart we have already spoken, and of his vat Oxford in law, and was distinguished for his learning, spending almost his whole life in study. On October 15, 1667, as Major Richard Lee, a loyal, discreet person and worthy of the place, he was appointed member of the council. He was born in 1647, married Letitia Corbin, and died in 1714, leaving five sons and one daughter. His eldest son, Richard, the third of the name, married and settled in London, though his children eventually returned to Virginia. Philip removed to Maryland in 1700
H. Wager Halleck , A. M. , Lieut. of Engineers, U. S. Army ., Elements of Military Art and Science; or, Course of Instruction in Strategy, Fortification, Tactis of Battles &c., Embracing the Duties of Staff, Infantry, Cavalry, Artillery and Engineers. Adapted to the Use of Volunteers and Militia., Chapter 3: Fortifications.Their importance in the defence of States proved by numerous historical examples (search)
cessarily fall after so many days. Such is far from being the case. The besieged have usually great advantages over the besiegers; and unless the latter are vastly superior in number, or the work is of a very inferior character, or the garrison is destitute of the requisite means and energy to resist an attack, they will not be taken. Mezieres was not taken in 1520; nor Marseilles in 1524; nor Peronne in 1536; nor Landrecies in 1543; nor Metz in 1552; nor Montauban in 1621; nor Lerida in 1647; nor Maestricht in 1676; nor Vienna in 1529, and again in 1683; nor Turin in 1706; nor Conde in 1744; nor Lille in 1792; nor Landau in 1793; nor Ulm in 1800; nor Saragossa in 1808; nor Burgos in 1812. This list might be extended almost indefinitely with the names of places that could be reduced neither by force nor by starvation. But, as has already been noticed, some have asserted that fortifications have become of little comparative importance, under the new system of warfare introduced
lay in different parts of their plantation, where cellars and wells were dug; and they concluded that drought could not extensively injure a soil which had a deep substratum of this water-proof material. It may be interesting to see the progress of vegetation in this locality. It is as follows:-- 1646, Aug. 1.The great pears ripe. Aug. 3.The long apples ripe. Aug. 12.Blackstone's apples gathered. Aug. 15.Tankerd apples gathered. Aug. 18.Kreton pippins and long red apples gathered. 1647, July 5.We began to cut the peas in the field. July 14.We began to shear rye. Aug. 2.We mowed barley. Aug.Same week we shear summer wheat. Aug. 7.The great pears gathered. Sept. 15.The russetins gathered, and pearmaines. 1648, May 26.Sown one peck of peas, the moon in the full. Observe how they prove. July 28.Summer apples gathered. 1649, July 20.Apricoks ripe. Oct. 2, 1689.--A tax was to be paid; and the valuations were as follow: Each ox, £ 2. 10s.; each cow, £ 1. 10s.; each h
. To show the extremest care of our first settlers on this very point, we need quote only the following order:-- May 14, 1645: Ordered that all children within this jurisdiction, from-ten to sixteen years of age, shall be instructed by some one of the officers of the band, or some other experienced soldier whom the chief officer shall appoint upon the usual training-days, in the exercise of arms, as small guns, half-pikes, bows and arrows, according to the discretion of said officer. 1647: Persons unable to provide arms and equipments for militia duty, on account of poverty, if he be single, and under thirty years of age, shall be put to service, and earn them. Musqueteers, among their articles of equipment, are to have two fathoms of match. Whoever refuses to do duty, when commanded, shall be fined five shillings. May 2, 1649: The General Court issue the following:-- It is ordered that the Selectmen of every town within this jurisdiction shall, before the 24th of J
corn, carries it on his back to mill, and thence home. May 6, 1646.--The General Court forbid all persons taking any tobacco within five miles of any house. 1647.--The sum of fifty pounds, and, in 1649, the additional sum of fifty pounds, given, by the will of Mathew Cradock, Esq., to the poor of St. Swithen's, are acknowledged as having been received, and entered in the Vellum Book, Oct. 17, 1651. These sum, were laid out in building shops against the church-wall. 1647.--Charlestown's part of Mistick Wear was granted as an alowance for the town school for ever. 1647.--The General Court invite the Synod to draw up a confession of faith. No1647.--The General Court invite the Synod to draw up a confession of faith. Nov. 11, 1647.--Medford was under the following law: Ordered that no lover shall seek the hand of his chosen one till he has asked permission of her parents. Penalty for the first offence, £ 5; for the second, £ 10; and for the third, imprisonment. According to this, courting, in those days, must have been a very dangerous busines
1711; d. Apr. 15, 1773.  13Joseph, minister at Kingston, N. H.; d. 1760.  14Willis, b. Apr. 30, 1704; d. Apr. 15, 1725.   Joseph Seccomb (13) m. Ruth Brooks, Nov. 20, 1760.    Rebecca, Seccombd. Mar. 13, 1781, aged 77. She m. Thomas (No. 12), above.   Anna, Seccomb m. William Patten, Nov. 17, 1727.   Anne, Seccomb m. Nathaniel Lawrence, Nov. 13, 1725.   note.--Seccombe is the name of a place in the Isle of Purbeck, on the coast of Dorsetshire, Eng.  1Shed, Daniel, of Braintree, 1647, from whom probably descended Ebenezer Shed (1), of Charlestown, who d. Apr. 17, 1770, aged 75; and m. Abigail Ireland, who d. Oct. 8, 1783, aged 83. He had, inter alios,-- 1-2Zechariah, b. Feb. 7, 1745; m. Lydia Spring, who was b. Jan. 11, 1748, and d. Oct. 7, 1821. She was the dau. of Henry Spring, jun., and Sarah Swan, his wife (who was a dau. of old Lady Winship, who d. Dec. 2, 1807, aged 100). Zechariah Shed d. Jan. 15, 1813, leaving--  2-3Francis, b. July 5, 1772.  4Thomas,
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Agreement of the people, (search)
elected to be of the Representative, who, by the rule aforesaid, are to have voice in elections in one place or other. Provided, that of those none shall be eligible for the first or second Representative, who have not voluntarily assisted the Parliament against the King, either in person before the 14th of June, 1645, or else in money, plate, horse, or arms, lent upon the Propositions, before the end of May, 1643; or who have joined in, or abbetted, the treasonable engagement in London, in 1647: or who declared or engaged themselves for a cessation of arms with the Scots that invaded this nation the last summer; or for compliance with the actors in any insurrections of the same summer; or with the Prince of Wales, or his accomplices, in the revolted fleet. Provided also, that such persons as, by the rules in the preceding Article, are not capable of electing until the end of seven years, shall not be capable to be elected until the end of fourteen years next ensuing. And we desire
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Bayard, Nicholas, 1644-1707 (search)
Bayard, Nicholas, 1644-1707 Colonial executive; born in Alphen, Holland, in 1644. His mother was a sister of Governor Stuyvesant, the last Dutch governor of New Netherland, whom she accompanied to America in 1647, with her three sons and a daughter. The old Bayard mansion in New York City, on the Bowery, was converted into a pleasure garden in 1798. The Astor Library is built on a part of the estate. Under the second English regime, in 1685, Bayard was mayor of New York, and a member of Governor Dongan's council. In 1698 Col. Bayard went to England to clear himself of the imputation of complicity in the piracy of Captain Kidd, having been accused by the Leisler faction of both piracy and a scheme to introduce slavery. He was tried before Chief-Justice Atwood and sentenced to death. The proceedings, however, were annulled by an order-in-council, and he was reinstated in his property and honors. He died in New York City, in 1707.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Bogardus, Everardus, 1633- (search)
Kieft and some of the provincial officers absented themselves from church to avoid further clerical lashings. Kieft encouraged unruly fellows to keep up a noise around the church during the preaching. On one occasion a drum was beaten, a cannon was fired several times during the service, and the communicants were insulted. The plucky dominie denounced the authorities more fiercely than ever, and the governor brought the contumacious clergyman to trial. The excitement ran high, but mutual friends finally brought about a cessation of hostilities, if not peace. There were then two other clergymen in the province — Samuel Megapolensis and Francis Doughty — the latter preaching to the English residents there. The conduct of Bogardus had become a subject of remark in the Classis of Amsterdam, and after the arrival of Stuyvesant (1647) he resigned, and sailed for holland in the same vessel with Kieft. He, too, was drowned when the vessel was wrecked in Bristol Channel, Sept. 27, 1
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Bradford, William, 1588-1657 (search)
Mr. Robinson's congregation at Leyden, he accompanied the Pilgrims to America, and was one of the foremost in selecting a site for the colony. Before the Pilgrims landed, his wife fell into the sea from the Mayflower, and was drowned. He succeeded John Carver (April 5, 1621) as governor of Plymouth colony. He cultivated friendly relations with the Indians; and he was annually rechosen governor as long as he lived, excepting in five years. He wrote a history of Plymouth colony from 1620 to 1647, which was published by the Massachusetts Historical Society in 1856. He died in Plymouth, Mass., May 9, 1657. printer; born in Leicester, England, in 1658. A Friend, or Quaker, he came to America with Penn's early colonists in 1682. and landed near the spot where Philadelphia was afterwards built. He had learned the printer's trade in London, and, in 1686, he printed an almanac in Philadelphia. Mixed up in a political and social dispute in Pennsylvania, and suffering thereby, he re
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