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2, 1845.  4Mary Adelaide, b. Feb. 11, 1849.  5Moses Edwards, b. Mar. 5, 1855. Sir Robert Lawrence, of Ashton Hall, was a descendant of Sir Robert Lawrence, knighted about 1190. This Sir Robert, of Ashton, had a third son, Nicholas Lawrence, of Agercroft, whose fourth son was John, who d. 1461, leaving a son, Thomas L., of Ramburgh, in Suffolk. This Thomas d. 1471, leaving John Lawrence, oldest son, whose will is dated 1504. John had an only son, Robert, whose son, John (will dated 1556), was the father of Henry, John, William, and Richard. Of these, John d. May, 1590: his oldest son, John, settled at Wisset (will dated 1607), and had son, Henry Lawrence, of Wisset. This Henry was father of John and Robert; and with this John, who emigrated to America, our record commences.  1Lawrence, John, of St. Alban's, came to Watertown in 1635. He m., 1st, Elizabeth----, who d. Aug. 29, 1663; and 2d, Nov. 2, 1664, Susanna Batchelder. He d. at Groton, July 11, 1667. His seventh
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Verrazzano, Giovanni da 1508- (search)
tured the treasure-ship sent by Cortez to Charles V. with the spoils of Mexico, valued at $1,500,000. Verrazzano, according to a letter from the navigator to Francis I., dated July 8, 1524, and published in the collection of voyages by Ramusio in 1556, sailed from France late Giovanni da Verrazzano. in 1523 in the ship Dauphine, under a commission from the King, and touched America first, at the mouth of the Cape Fear River, in March, 1524. In that letter he gives an account of his explorati is the earliest description known to exist of the shores of the United States. There are two copies of Verrazzano's letter, both of them, however, Italian translations, the original letter not being in existence. One was printed by Ramusio in 1556, and this was translated into English by Hakluyt for his Divers voyages, which appeared in 1582. The other was found many years later in the Strozzi Library at Florence, and was first published in 1841 by the New York Historical Society, with a t
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Waldenses (search)
ccording to some authors, from Peter de Waldo, of Lyons (1170). They were known, however, as early as 1100, their confession of faith published 1120. Their doctrine condemned by the council of Lateran, 1179. They had a translation of the Bible, and allied themselves to the Albigenses, whose persecution led to the establishment of the holy office or inquisition. The Waldenses settled in the valleys of Piedmont about 1375, but were frequently dreadfully persecuted, notably 1545-46, 1560, 1655-56, when Oliver Cromwell, by threats, obtained some degree of toleration for them; again in 1663-64 and 1686. They were permitted to have a church at Turin, December, 1853. In March, 1868, it was stated that there were in Italy twenty-eight ordained Waldensian ministers and thirty other teachers. Early in 1893 a delegation was sent to the United States to investigate the advantages of forming a settlement in some favorable locality. It resulted in their purchasing several thousand acres of la
e command of the Khalif Al Maimoun, between 813 and 833 A. D. Charts were introduced into the marine service by Henry, son of John I. of Portugal, about A. D. 1400; brought to England by Bartholomew Colon in 1489. Mercator's chart is a projection of the surface of the earth in the plane, with the meridians parallel to each other, the degrees of longitude all equal, and the degrees of latitude increasing in a corresponding ratio towards the poles. It was introduced by Gerald Mercator in 1556. The principle of its construction had, however, been previously explained by Edward Wright. The first computation of longitude from the meridian of Greenwich Observatory was in 1679. The first magnetic chart was constructed by Dr. Halley, in 1701. It was limited to the Atlantic and Indian Oceans. Char-tom′e-ter. An instrument for measuring maps and charts. Chase. 1. (Printing.) A rectangular iron frame (a, Fig. 1255) which receives the matter from a galley, and in whi
der husband laments that he could not celebrate the day of his wife's death by a sanguinary gladiatorial fight at Verona, because contrary winds detained in port the panthers which had been bought in Africa. To come down to a later date, ivory chairs and furniture were among the spoils of Seringapatam when Tippoo yielded up the ghost, and the government of Mysore. The Elephant's tower at Futtehpoor Sikra, a favorite residence of Akbar, the most illustrious Asiatic ruler of modern times (1556-1605), is ninety feet high, and is studded with elephants' tusks from top to bottom. It is conjectured to have been erected over the remains of a favorite elephant. This Akbar (very great), properly Jelal-ed-din Mohammed, was truly royal, and kept house on a very extended scale. Bayard Taylor gives a good account of Futtehpoor, a red sandstone city, deserted but not destroyed. Akbar had a fancy for chess-playing within a checkered court-yard of his palace, with beardless epicenes and troo
olumbus, and yet the Queen of the Antilles, lies north and south, parallel with the coveted island of Zipango (Japan), which so persistently eluded the search of the man of Genoa, who tried to push his caravel through a continent. Sea-charts were brought to England, 1489, by Bartholomew Columbus, to illustrate his brother's views respecting a western continent. The first tolerably accurate map of England was made by George Lilly, who died 1559. Gerard Mercator published his Atlas in 1556. In this, as in the modern maps on the Mercator projection, the meridians and parallels are straight lines and cut each other at right angles. The distance between the parallels is increased with the latitude, so as to be proportionate to the actual distance of the meridians apart. The principles on which this projection is founded were first explained by Edward Wright, an Englishman. It is universally employed in nautical charts. My Lord Barkeley wanting some maps, and Sir W. Co
ly as the fourth century in Germany, on the river Roer. Stone, marble, and grain mills had been used many centuries previously in Pontus, Caria, and in Rome. Sawing-table. Saw-mills were driven by water at Augsburg in 1322. Indeed, a saw-mill with a complete selfaction and driven by a water-wheel is found in a Ms. of the thirteenth century, now in Paris. Saw-mills were erected by the Spaniards in the island of Madeira in 1420. Erected in Breslau, 1427; in Norway, 1520; in Rome, 1556. Saw-mills driven by water afterward became common in Europe. In the year 1555, the Bishop of Ely, ambassador from Mary Queen of England to the court of Rome, visited a saw-mill in the vicinity of Lyons, which he thus describes: — The saw-mill is driven with an upright wheel, and the water that maketh it go is gathered whole into a narrow trough, which delivereth the same water to the wheels. This wheel bath a piece of timber put to the axle-tree end, like the handle of a broch, an
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 30. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Graduates of the United States Military Academy at West Point, N. Y., [from the Richmond, Va., Dispatch, March 30, April 6, 27, and May 12, 1902.] (search)
ajor-General Loring, First Corps, Army of Mississippi. George B. Cosby.* 1552. Born Kentucky. Appointed Kentucky. 17. Brigadier-General, January 20, 1863. Commanding brigade of cavalry, Stephen D. Lee's Division, Department of Alabama, Mississippi, and Eastern Louisiana. Robert B. Thomas. 1553. Born Kentucky. Appointed Mississippi. 18. Major, February, 1862, Assistant Adjutant-General to Brigadier-General Finnegan, commanding District of Florida. Matthew L. Davis. 1556. Born North Carolina. Appointed North Carolina. 21. John H. Forney. 1557. Born North Carolina. Appointed Alabama. 22. Major-General, October 27, 1862. (1st) Commanding brigade in Army of Northern Virginia; (2d) commanding District of Gulf in 1862; (3d) commanding District in Trans-Mississippi Department, 1863-‘65. Marshall T. Polk. 1558. Born North Carolina Appointed at Large. 23. Lieutenant-Colonel, February, 1863. Chief of artillery, Polk's Corps (Army of Mississip
The comet. --This celestial visitor is still visible. It was first observed at Washington on the 30th of June, when it was regarded "as an auroral beam. " On the 2nd of July its tail extended to a distance of 80 or 85 degrees. Prof. Bond, of the Cambridge University, pronounces this comet to be different from that of 1264 and 1556, or any other whose return has been anticipated. Its triac, he says, extends over 106 degrees. Its name is, therefore, yet to be given. Meanwhile, his cometship moving tail foremost between the Great and Little Bear constellations, with prodigious velocity.
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