720 XTF Search Results (subject=historical sketches;subject-join=exact;smode=simple;brand=default;f1-date=1811);subject-join%3Dexact;smode%3Dsimple;brand%3Ddefault;f1-date%3D1811 Results for your query: subject=historical sketches;subject-join=exact;smode=simple;brand=default;f1-date=1811 Wed, 14 Mar 2012 12:00:00 GMT The abbey at Holioke has…. Brown, Charles Brockden The abbey at Holioke has, properly speaking, never been dissolved. When Henry VIII. granted it to the earls of Walney, he took no further notice of it. The earl, though he followed the temporising fashion, then prevalent, was a good catholic at bottom, and enjoying in his own domain very considerable power, he suffered the abbey to continue unim- paired. They recruited their numbers by tuition, and continu- ed with little visible change in their condition, till the opening of the seventeenth century. At that period, the number of members was much diminished, and the spirit and zeal of those that remained, had from various causes greatly declined. It now became the principal family mansion of the lord, when he remained at Orme. Tue, 01 Jan 1811 12:00:00 GMT Arthur, earl of Orme.... Brown, Charles Brockden ARTHUR, earl of Orme, eldest son of earl Vincent, and Miss Tenbrook, was born in 1702. At 18 years of age (1720) his father gave up to him the revenue and government of all his Palatine estates. Athelny and the Na Isles, in which the political rights of the family were more extensive, and their landed property more circumscribed than in Orme or Rut- land, and had been almost entirely neglected by his ancestors, became the peculiar objects of Arthur's affection and cares. By a wise, stedfast, and fortunate exertion of his power and re- sources in the improvement of these territories, during the greater part of a long life, he raised them to a degree of riches and population of which no one had thought them capable. Tue, 01 Jan 1811 12:00:00 GMT The lordships of Orme and Walney…. Brown, Charles Brockden THE lordships of Orme and Walney, came into the king's wardship by the death of the tenth earl of Orme and Walney, with no other issue than a daughter under age, in the year 1195, shortly after the return of Richard the First, from Pales- tine. This prince had been extricated from a perilous situa- tion, near Acre, by the courage of a military friar of the hos- pital. The king was anxious to reward this service, but his preserver merely demanded, that on the king's return to his own country, he would show his devotion to Heaven, by founding a monastery, and calling his adviser to the head of it. Tue, 01 Jan 1811 12:00:00 GMT Sketches of Carsol. Brown, Charles Brockden “THE funds of Carsol amount to an annual payment of two and an half million of ducats, or 612,500l. sterling. They con- sist of shares of 100 ducats each; the number of shares is, con- sequently, 25,000. Cards of the shape and size of a ducat, the edges hardened by a species of glue, represent this property, and are transferable like pieces of money. The production of the card, at the proper office in the capital, entitles it to payment five times in the year, or twenty dollars at a time, on each share. As all payments are recorded, the numbers being creditors, pay- ments may be declined, and the money left to accumulate. This may happen in consequence of the loss or destruction of a card; of the absence of the holder, or his voluntary reservation of the claim. In case of loss or destruction, due proof will be received by the office, and new cards issued. Old, defaced or torn cards may be renewed at pleasure. Tue, 01 Jan 1811 12:00:00 GMT St. Arthur Carril was buried…. Brown, Charles Brockden St. Arthur Carril was buried, 1711, in the abbey of St. Elmer, in pursuance of his own solemn request. The monks of Can- terbury were extremely loath to give up the honour and advan- tage of possessing his tomb. They even for a short time, en- tertained the resolution of burying him in their church, but hav- ing assembled to fix upon the time and manner of his interment, he is said to have suddenly appeared among them, and repeat- ed the injunctions he had given them while living. They no longer hesitated to obey. An instrument, averring this preter- natural appearance, and signed by all the members of the con- vent who were present, is still preserved in the treasury at Belminster. Tue, 01 Jan 1811 12:00:00 GMT