A History of Nottinghamshire Cornelius Brown

ISBN: 9781230338545

Published: September 12th 2013

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92 pages


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A History of Nottinghamshire  by  Cornelius Brown

A History of Nottinghamshire by Cornelius Brown
September 12th 2013 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 92 pages | ISBN: 9781230338545 | 10.20 Mb

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1891 edition. Excerpt: ...and the Suttons Lords of Dudley sprang from the same stock. Sir William Sutton was a courtier in Queen Elizabeths time, and his eldest son, Robert, was the owner of Kelham and Averham when the Civil War broke out.

There is a curious entry in the parish register of Averham which marks the untimely death of one of Mr. Suttons retainers: A.D. 1618, Richard Linley, clerk to Mr. Robert Sutton, Esq., and Matthew Broumely, servant to Sir George Manners, of Haddon, Knight, each of the other in single combat slaine, were buried the twentieth day of June. The feud between the servants did not extend to the masters, or was speedily adjusted, for Mr. Sutton shortly afterwards married Elizabeth, daughter of this Sir George Manners. In consequence of his adhesion to the cause of the King his estates were sequestered by Parliament, and his house at Averham burnt by the troops.

He had been created Lord Lexington by Charles I., and recovered his estates on payment of a heavy fine. His son Robert was a distinguished diplomatist, and had an only son, who died at Madrid while his father was Ambassador there, and whose body, concealed in a bale of cloth, was conveyed to England and interred at Kelham. Lord Lexington died at Averham Park in 1723, and the title became extinct.

His lordship devised his estates to his only daughter Bridget, Duchess of Rutland, for her life, and afterwards to her second son, Lord Robert Manners, on condition of his assuming the name and arms of Sutton. In the mortuary chapel, on the south side of the chancel at Kelham, there is a fine marble monument with the effigies of Lord Lexington and his wife, classically treated and reclining back to back.

There is a lengthy inscription which mentions that the house of Sutton had given...



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