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  1. 10 de ene. de 2023 · Frances (fl. 1758), great granddaughter of Edward Strode and wife of Joseph Coombe, devised it to William Purlewent and Joseph Brown. Brown (d. 1790) left it to Purlewent and others in trust for sale and in 1825 Brown's representatives sold their alternate turn to Bartholomew Wake, M.D., although the purchase did not take effect until 1831, Purlewent holding the other turn.

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    • St. Chad's Shrine.
    • Side altars.
    • Buriala and Monuments.
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    The cathedral church ofSt. Mary and St. Chad, built of dark red sandstone, comprises a Lady Chapel of three bayswith a three-sided east end, an aisled choir ofeight bays, a central tower and spire, north andsouth transepts each of two bays, an aisled naveof eight bays, and two west towers with spires. (fn. 1)A two-storeyed building, formerly a chap...

    Bede described the saint'sshrine as a wooden coffin in the shape of a littlehouse, with an aperture in its side throughwhich pilgrims could put their hands to take outsome of the dust. (fn. 76) In the Norman cathedral theshrine probably stood behind the high altar, inthe apse of the presbytery. A light was maintained before it in the later 12th cen...

    St. Mary's altar was recorded inthe early 1220s. (fn. 84) Statutes of 1241 mention fivechaplains serving the cathedral's principal altars. (fn. 85) Those altars probably included the fourat the east end of the choir before the construction of the Lady Chapel; the fifth may have beenthe high altar, or else St. Chad's altar which isknown to have been...

    Bishop Geoffrey Muschamp (d. 1208) was the first post-Conquestbishop to be buried in the cathedral. (fn. 97) Thesite is unknown. Of his successors WilliamCornhill (d. 1223) was buried in the south choiraisle (fn. 98) and Hugh Pattishall (d. 1241) in the northtransept before the altar of St. Stephen. (fn. 99) BothRoger Weseham (d. 1257) and Roger Me...

    Inventories of 1345 and 1445 list thecathedral's plate, as well as vestments and otherliturgical artefacts, often with a note of theirdonors. (fn. 117) In 1549 the dean and chapter dividedsurplus plate among themselves, and what remained was mostly seized by the Crown in 1553.Replacements were acquired during Mary I'sreign and later, but their seiz...

    A scheme for ringing the cathedral bellswas included in Bishop Nonant's statutes of c.1190. It mentioned at least two great bells, aswell as a 'sweet bell' and its 'companion', presumably bells with a light timbre. A reference tothe smallest bell 'in the church' may suggest thatthe others were in an external bell tower. (fn. 119) There was a belfry...

    In 1482 Dean Heywood gave a 'greatorgan' to be placed on the choir screen. (fn. 129) In1639 Robert Dallam agreed to build an organ,which, if built, was presumably destroyed ordismantled during the Civil War. (fn. 130) At the Restoration Bishop Hacket commissioned a neworgan from Bernard Smith, evidently completedin 1669. It was known as 'the Ladies...

    There was a cathedralclock in 1401 when a keeper was appointed bythe chapter at 20s. a year. (fn. 134) A keeper was stillemployed in the late 16th century. (fn. 135) The clockmay then have been in the south-west tower,where it evidently was in the earlier 17th century. (fn. 136) There was a clock on the west front of thesouth-west tower in the late...

    A brick library was builtbeside the north transept in the late 15thcentury. (fn. 141) Its small manuscript collection wascatalogued in 1622. (fn. 142) When the Close was surrendered to parliamentarian forces in 1646, theterms of surrender stipulated that the library'scontents were to be preserved. (fn. 143) None the lessthey were dispersed, and in ...

  2. 16 de ene. de 2023 · Daughter of William Seymour, 2nd Duke of Somerset and Lady Frances Devereux, Duchess of Somerset Wife of Capt. Peter Ransone Mother of William Ransome; Capt. James Ransone and George Ransome Sister of Frances Darcy; William Seymour; John Seymour, 4th Duke of Somerset; Robert Seymour; Henry Seymour, Baron Beauchamp of Hache and 3 others; ;

  3. 18 de ene. de 2023 · Edward Seymour, 1st duke of Somerset, byname the Protector, also called (1523–36) Sir Edward Seymour, or (1536–37) Viscount Beauchamp of Hache, or (1537–47) earl of Hertford, (born c. 1500/06—died Jan. 22, 1552, London), the Protector of England during part of the minority of King Edward VI (reigned 1547–53).

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  4. 11 de ene. de 2023 · In 1560 Queen Elizabeth granted the manor for life to Anne Seymour, duchess of Somerset and widow of Protector Somerset, for £13 6s. 8d. a year and payment of the bailiffs and steward's wages. (fn. 51) In 1570 Anne and her second husband, Francis Newdigate, were successfully prosecuted for failing to pay any rent for 10 years.

  5. 20 de ene. de 2023 · A namesake living at Melchet Park (Hants) was owner until 1847 when he was succeeded by Francis Webb of Doughty Street, London. (fn. 62) Ten years later he sold it to G. D. Wingfield-Digby of Sherborne Castle (Dors.). The latter was succeeded in 1883 by his nephew John (d. 1888) and then by John's son J. K. D. Wingfield-Digby (d. 1904).

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