Genealogical Memoirs of the Families of Chester of Bristol, Barton Regis, London, and Almondsbury: Descended from Henry Chester, Sheriff of Bristol 1470. And Also of the Families of Astry of London, Kent, Beds, Hunts, Oxon, and Gloucestershire, Descended from Sir Ralph Astry, Kt., Lord Mayor of London, 1493

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Reeves and Turner, 1881 - 122 pages
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Page 6 - ... profit out of the lands of the suppressed monasteries, but had no liking for the new Protestant doctrines. He was accordingly denounced in 1539 by one of the fanatical Reformers as ' that double knave William Chester — for sometimes he is icith us and sometimes with the knaves . but he shall be a long knave for it, and his wife a foolish drab, for she is the enemy of God's word.
Page 50 - Barry wavy of six argent and azure : on a chief gules three bezants, with a crescent for difference.
Page 20 - He orders his body to be buried in the chancel of the parish church of St. Michael of Brokesby, if it should fortune him to die in Leicestershire, or else to be buried where it shall please God. And that his executors cause a great stone, then lying in the chancel of Brokesby church, to be laid on...
Page 53 - Chaplains in a chapel which he shall have builded, who shall say three masses each day, one to the honour of the Holy Trinity, another to the Conception of our Lady, and the other for the souls of all the faithful dead, and for my soul and the souls of my father and mother and wife. And if his fortune is sufficient he may make the said chapel honourable, and increase the orisons and prayers for the Honour of the Holy Trinity, and if this can be in the island of...
Page 32 - The aforesaid lands, tenements and hereditaments in the tenure of the churchwardens aforesaid are held of the King as of his manor of East Greenwich in free socage and not in chief, and are worth per annum, clear, 6</.
Page 43 - Lucy 1000, for her sole and separate use, free from the control of her husband.
Page 40 - Feb. yo, 1686. Thomas Chester, Esq. Feb. 26, 1703. The succession of this lineage was closed with the death of THOMAS CHESTER, Esq., late of Knole, Son of the last recorded of this name. He was by unanimous suffrage of his county called up to be Knight of the shire in five successive Parliaments ; and on his own part did the honour that became him to their choice by the most inflexible attachment to what he thought the true interests of his country. From these he could never be prevailed on to swerve,...
Page 5 - BIHSTOLLLE, compos mentis et sanse memorise, condo testamentum meum in hunc modum. In primis, do et lego animam meam deo...

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