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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Agreement of the people, (search)
nd Liberties thereof, 1. Southampton County, with the Boroughs, Towns, and Parishes therein, except such as are hereunder named, 8 ; Winchester, with the Suburbs and Liberties thereof, 1; Southampton Town and the County thereof, 1. Dorsetshire, with the Boroughs. Towns, and Parishes therein, except Dorchester, 7; Dorchester, 1. Devonshire, with the Boroughs. Towns, and Parishes therein, except such as are hereunder particularly named, 12; Exeter, 2; Plymouth, 2; Barnstaple, 1. Cornwall, with the Boroughs, Towns, and Parishes therein. 8. Somersetshire, with the Boroughs, Towns, and Parishes therein, except such as are hereunder named, 8; Bristol, 3; Taunton-Dean. 1. Wiltshire, with the Boroughs, Towns, and Parishes therein, except Salisbury, 7 ; Salisbury, 1. Berkshire, with the Boroughs, Towns, and Parishes therein, except Reading, 5; Reading. 1. Surrey. with the Boroughs, Towns, and Parishes therein, except Southwark, 5; Southwark, 2. Middlesex, with the Bo
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Baltimore, Lords. (search)
his father's title. In July, 1730, he married the widow Mary Janssen, youngest daughter of Gen. Theodore Janssen. His life was spent chiefly in England. In 1731 he was appointed gentleman of the bedchamber to the Prince of Wales, and soon afterwards was elected Fellow of the Royal Society. He was in Parliament in 1734, and in 1741 was appointed Junior Lord of the Admiralty. In the spring of 1741 he was appointed cofferer to the Prince of Wales and surveyor-general of the Duchy lands in Cornwall. After having ruled Maryland in person and by deputy more than thirty years, he died April 24, 1751, at his home in London. Vi. Frederick Calvert, sixth and last Lord Baltimore, Was born in 1731, and succeeded to the title of his father, Charles Calvert II., in 1751. He married Lady Diiana Egerton, youngest daughter of the Duke of Bridgewater, in 1753. He led a disreputable life, and died at the age of forty, at Naples, Sept. 14, 1771. Yet he was a patron of literature and a frie
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Boscawen, Edward, 1711- (search)
Boscawen, Edward, 1711- Naval officer; born in Cornwall, England, Aug. 19, 1711; son of Viscount Falmouth; was made a captain in the royal navy in March, 1737. Distinguished at Porto Bello and Carthagena, he was promoted to the command of a 60-gun ship in 1744, in which he took the Media. He signalized himself under Anson in the battle off Cape Finisterre in 1747, and against the French in the East Indies as rear-admiral the next year. He made himself master of Madras, and returned to England in 1751. Admiral of the Blue, he commanded an expedition against Louisburg, Cape Breton, in 1758, with General Amherst. In 1759 he defeated the French fleet in the Mediterranean, capturing 2,000 prisoners. For these services he was made general of the marines and member of the privy council. Parliament also granted him a pension of $15,000 a year. He died Jan. 10, 1761.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Government, instrument of. (search)
ime, for the several counties of England, Wales, the Isles of Jersey and Guernsey, and the town of Berwick-upon-Tweed, and all places within the same respectively, shall be according to the proportions and numbers hereafter expressed: that is to say, Bedfordshire, 5; Bedford Town, 1; Berkshire, 5; Abingdon, 1; Reading, 1; Buckinghamshire, 5; Buckingham Town, 1; Aylesbury, 1; Wycomb, 1; Cambridgeshire, 4; Cambridge Town, 1; Cambridge University, 1; Isle of Ely, 2; Cheshire, 4; Chester, 1; Cornwall, 8; Launceston, 1; Truro, 1; Penryn, 1; East Looe and West Looe, 1 Cumberland, 2; Carlisle, 1; Derbyshire, 4 Derby Town, 1; Devonshire, 11; Exeter, 2; Plymouth, 2; Clifton, Dartmouth, Hardness, 1; Totnes, 1; Barnstable, 1; Tiverton, 1; Honiton, 1; Dorsetshire, 6; Dorchester, 1; Weymouth and Melcomb-Regis, 1; Lyme-Regis, 1; Poole, 1; Durham, 2; City of Durham, 1; Essex, 13; Malden, 1; Colchester, 2; Gloucestershire, 5; Gloucester, 2; Tewkesbury, 1; Cirencester, 1; Herefordshire, 4; Hereford
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Laurance, John 1750-1810 (search)
Laurance, John 1750-1810 Jurist; born in Cornwall, England, in 1750; came to New York in 1767, where he was admitted to the bar in 1772, and married the daughter of General McDougall, on whose staff he served. He was also in Washington s military family. He was judge-advocate at the court of inquiry in Major Andreas case; was a member of Congress in 1785-86; State Senator in 1789; and member of the Congress from 1789 to 1793. He was also judge of the United States district court of New York from 1794 to 1796, and of the United States Supreme Court from 1796 to 1800. He died in New York in November, 1810.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), New York, colony of (search)
Five Nations retaliated by invading Canada. The retribution was terrible. More than 1,000 French settlers were slain, and the whole province was threatened with destruction. The French then attacked the English. A party of Canadians and Indians burned Schenectady in 1690, and murdered nearly all of the inhabitants. In 1691 the province of New York was redivided into ten counties—namely, New York, Westchester, Ulster, Albany, Dutchess, Orange. Richmond, Kings, Queens, and Suffolk. Cornwall county, in Maine, and Dukes county, in Massachusetts, forming a part of the domain of New York, were transferred to those colonies under its new charter. The French invaded the Mohawk country in 1693, but the greater part of them perished before they reached Canada. Count Frontenac, governor of Canada, prepared to attack the Five Nations with all his power, when the governor of New York (Earl of Bellomont) declared that the English would make common cause with the Iroquois Confederacy.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Raleigh, Sir Walter 1552- (search)
ay, with John White as governor. He gave them a charter and a municipal government to found the City of Raleigh. White landed on Roanoke Island and went back to England for reinforcements and supplies. Two of Raleigh's supply ships were captured by French cruisers. His funds were exhausted, having spent $200,000 in his colonization schemes, and the colonists were left to perish or become incorporated with the Indian tribes. Raleigh was a lieutenant-general in command of the forces in Cornwall in 1588, and behaved gallantly in fighting the Spanish Armada. The next year he formed under his patents a company of Merchants and adventurers to carry on his colonization schemes in America, but it was a failure. With Drake he went to restore Dom Antonio to the throne of Portugal in 1589; brought the poet Edmund Spenser from Ireland to the British Court; lost favor there himself by bad conduct; planned an expedition to Guiana, South America, and went there with five ships in 1595, and
58 Quakers hold their first meeting in Maine, at Newichawannock, or Piscataqua......December, 1662 Ferdinando Gorges, grandson of the original proprietor, obtains from the King an order to the governor and council of Massachusetts to restore his province in Maine......Jan. 11, 1664 A part of the grant of the King of England to the Duke of York includes the territory between the St. Croix and Pemaquid and northward, variously called the Sagadahoc Territory, New Castle, and the County of Cornwall ......March 12, 1664 King's commissioners establish a form of provisional government in the province of Maine......June 23, 1665 By the treaty of Breda the English surrender Nova Scotia to France, which also claims the province east of the Penobscot......July 31, 1667 Four commissioners from Massachusetts hold a convention in York, commanding the people of the province of Maine in his Majesty's name to yield again all obedience to the colony, doing this at the request of promi
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Wrecks. (search)
do and conveyed to Havre)......Dec. 24, 1852 British steamer City of Glasgow sails from Liverpool for Philadelphia with 450 passengers and is never heard from......March, 1854 Steam emigrant ship Austria, from Hamburg to New York, burns in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean; of 538 persons on board only sixty-seven are saved......Sept. 13, 1858 British steamship City of Boston sails from New York for Liverpool, Jan. 28, 1870; never since seen; a board, stating that she was sinking, found in Cornwall......Feb. 11, 1870 Atlantic steamer Deutschland, from Bremen to New York, during a gale, wrecked on sand-bank, the Kentish Knock, at mouth of the Thames; 157 lives lost (many emigrants)......Dec. 6, 1875 Bark Ponema collides with the steamship State of Florida about 1,200 miles from coast of Ireland; both vessels sink; only thirty-five out of 180 persons saved......April 18, 1884 For the list of vessels sailing from port and never afterwards heard of, see steam navigation.