Some Professional Recollections

Paperback | February 3, 2012

byCharles Reynolds Williams

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1883. Excerpt: ... If the reader were to turn over the pages of his Shakespeare he would be rewarded by finding embalmed, in one of the plays, an ancestor of the peer who is here called Wilfred Aubrey, thirteenth Baron Tudor. The title is one of the most ancient and honourable in the long roll of our nobles. It holds a place in Magna Charta, in the troublous times of Henry VI., in the history of the Commonwealth, and has been transmitted without taint in unbroken descent to the present period, with every prospect, happily, of being perpetuated in favour of generations to follow. It is sufficient for the present purpose, however, if, passing over the historical traditions connected with the family, the narrative commence with the two sons of the tenth Baron, namely, Eardley and Thomas. Eardley succeeded to the title and became eleventh Baron Tudor. He lived to a very advanced age, and died in 1844, leaving one only son, Geoffrey, surviving him. Geoffrey Aubrey, twelfth Baron Tudor, died unmarried not many years ago. He himself inherited the title when in middle life, and enjoyed it after his father's death for some years, disappointing his friends by never marrying. Consequently, on his death without issue, the lineal descent failed, and the title had to be traced back, through a period of upwards of fifty years, to the collateral branch, namely, to Thomas Aubrey, the younger brother of Eardley. We have, therefore, to follow the fortunes of this younger brother, the Honourable Thomas Aubrey. Like most younger sons of old families under our system of primogeniture, he had to seek a profession for his livelihood. He graduated as a Bachelor of Arts at Oxford, and took holy orders, beginning life by accepting a curacy in the west of England. Marriage appears to be almost the ine...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1883. Excerpt: ... If the reader were to turn over the pages of his Shakespeare he would be rewarded by finding embalmed, in one of the plays, an...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:50 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217875610

ISBN - 13:9780217875615

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