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The Right Hon. the Earl of Aberdeen,
K.T. Pres. S.A.

Rev. James Adcock, Lincoln.

Rev. Francis B. Astley, Maaningford
Abbots rectory, Wilts.

The Rt. Hon. Lord Bagot, F.S.A.

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Ven. H. Kaye Bonney, D.D. Archdea-
con of Bedford.

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Henry Bower, esq. F.S.A. Dbncaster.

Rev. Wm. Lisle Bowles, M.R.S.L.

G. W. Braikenridge, esq. F.S.A. &

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T. Close, esq. Nottingham.

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college, Oxford.

Pitt Cobbett, esq.

George R. Corner, esq. F.S.A.

Bolton Corney, esq.

S. P. Cox, esq.

Miss Currer, Eshton Hall.

John Dallinger, esq. Hertford.

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Arthur Davis, esq. Deptford.

Matthew Dawes, esq. Bolton le Moors.

S. Deacon, esq. Towcester.

The Rt. Hon. Lady Dover.

John Edmund Dowdeswell, esq. Pull
Court, Worcestershire.

The late Rev. Sir Henry Dryden, Bart.

Thos. Farmer Dukes, esq. F.S.A.

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G. SavileFoljambe,esq. Osberton, Notts.

Henry Savile Foljambe, esq.

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Robert Fox, esq. F.S.A. Godmanchester.

Lady Harriet Frampton, Moreton
House, Dorset.

Charles Frost, esq. F.S.A.

John Gage, esq. F.R.S. Director S.A.

Thomas Garrard, esq.

Rt. Rev. the Bishop of Gloucester.

Ambrose Glover, esq. F.S.A.

Ormsby Gore, esq. Porkington, Salop.

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William Greenwood, esq. Burnley.

Rt. Hon. Thomas Grenville, F.S.A.

Stacey Grimaldi, esq. F.S.A. (Marquess
Grimaldi of Genoa.)

Hudson Gurney, esq. F.R.S. V.P.S.A.

Daniel Gurney, esq. Runcton, Norfolk.

Mr. Henry Gwyn, Lower Southampton

J. Wilson Hall, esq.

Joseph Thomas Hand, esq.

J. Stockdale Hardy, esq. F.S.A.

Edward Harman, esq. F.S.A.

Henry Montonnier Hawkins, esq.

John Benjamin Heath, esq. F.S.A

Mr. Heath, Yardley.

John Hewlett, esq.

Mr. John Hicklin, Journal Office, Not-

SirRichardC.Hoare, Bt. F.R.S.&S.A.

Frederick Holbrooke, esq. F.S.A.

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Rev. Joseph Hunter, F.S.A.

Rev. R. W. Huntley, Alberbury, Salop.

J. Hutton, esq. Marske-hall, Yorkshire.

Rev. James Ingram, D.D F.S.A. Presi-
dent of Trinity coll. Oxford.

Rev. Stephen Isaacson, M.A.

R. C. Jenkins, esq.

Michael Jones, esq. F.S.A.

John Knowles, esq.

JohnNewton Lane, esq. King'sBromley.

Henry Langley, esq.

Rev. L. B. Larkin, Ryarsh, Kent.

George Lawton, esq. York.

The late Philip Hammersley Leathes,
esq. F.S.A. Peckham.

W. A. Leighton, esq. B A. Shrewsbury.

Rt.Rev. the Bishop of Lichfield, F.S.A.



Samuel Isaac Lilley, esq.

Rev. Dr. Lisle, St. Pagan's, Cardiff.

William Horton Lloyd, esq. F.S.A.. &

The Rt. Hon. and Rt. Rev. the Bishop

of London.
The London Institution.
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C. W. Loscombe, esq. Clifton.
George Lucy, esq. Charlecote.
Harry Lupton, esq. Thame.
John Whitefoord Mackenzie, esq. W.S.

Sir Frederic Madden, K.H. F.R.S.

William W. Mansell, esq. F.S.A. Two

George Matcham, esq. LL.D.
John Matravers, esq. F.S.A.
Samuel Merriman, M.D.
William Monson, esq. F.S.A.
Mr. Morgan, bookseller, Abergavenny.
John Morice, esq. F.S.A.
Thomas Moule, esq.
John Mullins, esq. Chelsea.
Rev. J. Neville.

Rev. John Newling, B.D. Canon Resi-
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Alexander Nicholson, esq. F.S.A.Lond.

and Edinb.
Thomas Westley Oldham, esq. Leicester

Frith House.
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& S.A.
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J. A. Partridge, esq. Breakspears, Hare-

Messrs. Payne and Foss, 81, Pall Mall.
Henry Peckitt, esq. Carlton Hustwaite,

near Thirsk.
H. Percy, esq. Nottingham.
Louis Hayes Petit, esq. F.R.S. & S.A.
Henry Petrie, esq. F.S A.
Rev. William Phelps, F.S.A. Meare,

near Glastonbury.
Mr. Pickering, Chancery-lane.
Charles Innes Pocock,'esq. Bristol.
Rev. T. B. Pooley, M.A. Vicar of Thorn-
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Peter Prattinton, esq. Bewdley.
James Pulman, esq. F.S.A. Richmond

Rev. T. Rackett, M.A. F.R.S. & S.A.
Rev. James Raine, M.A. Durham.
Rev. J. Revel.
Rev. Henry Richards.
John Richards, esq. F.S.A. Reading.
J. Rimington, esq. Newstead Hall,


Rev. W. G. Rowland, M.A. Shrews-
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Thomas Saunders, esq. F.S A.
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Evelyn Philip Shirley, esq. Eatington

Park, Warwickshire.
Alexander Sinclair, esq. Edinburgh.
Rev. William Boultbee Sleath, D.D.
Mr. Charles Somerscales, HuU.
Thomas Stapleton, esq. F.S.A.
William Staunton, esq. Longbridge

Hall, near Warwick.
Geo, Steinman Steinman, esq, F.S, A.

F.L.S. Priory Cottage, Peckham.
Right Hon. Lord Viscount Strangford,

G.C.B. F.R.S. and S.A.
Rev. Thomas Streatfeild, F.S.A. Chart's

Edge, Westerham. Two copies,
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Mr. Thorpe, 38, Bedford-street.
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Rev. John Montgomery Traherne, M.A.

F.R.S. & S.A.
Walter Calverley Trevelyan, esq. Wal-

Martin Farquhar Tupper, esq.
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Thomas Urch, esq. jun. Bristol.
William Vines, esq. Leathersellers'

Alexander Walker, esq. Gloucester,
Charles Baring Wall, esq. M.P. F.R.S,

William Wallen, esq. F.S.A. Spital-sq.
Sir Wathen Waller, Bart. G.C.H.
Henry Walter, esq. the Willows, near

Rev. John Ward, Vicarage, Great

Rev. Charles Wellbeloved, Manchester

College, York.
James Wheble, esq. Woodley Lodge.
W. L. White, esq. Yeovil.
Rev. Robert Meadows White, M.A.

Magdalen College, Oxford.
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cote House, near Warwick.
Sir WiUiam Woods, K.H. F.S.A. Gar-
ter King of Arms.
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Thomas Eyre Wyche, esq.
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( Continued from Vol. IV. p. 370.^
Earls OF Huntingdon. — Vol. I. 57.

Page 58 ^ line 11. After "expressed," add, anno 1127.
1. 15. Jfter " and," leave out " died in France leav-

iserty left.

1. 49. After "who," add, when his father had suc-

ceeded to the throne of Scotland (which he enjoyed upwards of
29 years) was permitted to do homage for this Earldom to King
Stephen at York, and obtained not only livery thereof, but a
grant of the Borough of Doncaster, &c.

P. 59, at 1. 32, make this N.B.—

I am of opinion that this was a brother of Simon the 3rd
Earl, and not of Simon the 2nd Earl, because among the wit-
nesses to the grant referred to in the Monasticon, the Countess
Adeliza de Gaunt stands foremost, and it is certain that this Lady
was the wife of the 3rd Earl, not of the second.

P. 59 b, 1. 37, Leave out the 4th paragraph entirely, and
then after the 5th paragraph, begin thus, viz.

But the Earldom of Huntingdon upon the death of this Earl
Simon without issue, was given by the King to William King
of Scotland, who immediately delivered it to David Earl of Car-
rick his brother. This David appears to have enjoyed the Earl-
dom of Cambridge also.^ He married in 1190 Maud the eldest

■' Vide Claus. 7 Joh. in. 2G,
VOL. V li


daughter of Hugh Kevelioc, Earl of Chester, and sister and
coheir of Ralph Blundeville, the sixth Earl of Chester and Lin-
coln, by whom he had issue John surnamed le Scot, who suc-
ceeded him, and who also in right of his mother became Earl of
Chester, under which latter title his history will be found.

Earls of Buckingham. — Vol. I. 59.

P. 59b, line 16 from bottom. After "son," add., or rather

P. 60^, lines 9, 10, 11. Alter the references of 1, m, and n,
to Cart. Antiq. S. not 8.

1. 9. Leave out, " in right of," and insert instead,


VESCY.— Vol. I. 89.

Page 90'', reference *! should be n. 65, instead of " 60."

1. 6. After "second," add, calls John.

1. 9. After " heir," leave out ivhat follows in that

paragraph, and insert bestead, which William, because his mother
was so great an inheritrix, assumed the surname of her family,
and was called William de Vescy.

P. 91 b, reference 1' should be 163 a „. 10, instead of 162.

P. 92, 1. 42. For "sister," read daughter.

1. 47. After " Scotland," note. I have not seen

any authority for this second marriage ; but it appears that he
had three sons, viz. Eustace, his heir, William, and Warin, the
latter of whom left an only daughter married to Gilbert de Aton,
as will appear under that tide.

P. 93 b, ]. 11. After " Derby," add, and coheir of her mother
Sibill, who was one of the sisters and heirs of Anselm Marshal
Earl of Pembroke.

94, 1. 3. After " Engoulesme," note, Some Pedi-
grees I have seen of this family call his first wife Agnes de Sales,
dan. of Manfred de Sales of Lombardy ; but they all agree that
he had no issue, and therefore the question is not important.

94 ^ 1. 16. In the 20th Edw. L he was one of the

competitors for the Crown of Scotland, claiming by descent from
his grandmother Marjory, wife of Eustace de Vescy, and sister
of Alexander King of Scotland.

95,1. 22 from bottom. After "descended," note.


This curious grant from the Bishop was of the Barony, castle,
manor, and town of Ahiewick, with all appurtenances, together
with all such lands, tenements, &c. as were then held in dower
by Isabel, the widow of John de Vescy, and Isabel, widow of
William de Vescy, both then living, and which at their deaths
were, by virtue of the conveyance made by William de Vescy, to
come to the Bishop, to hold to him the said Henry de Percy,
his heirs and assigns, of the King and his heirs for ever, by the
usual and customary services.

Ferrers of Chartley, Groby, and Wemme. — Vol. I.


Note concerning these Baronies.

The distinction of branches begins first, anno 29 Edw. I. in
the famous Baron's letter to the Pope, where William de Fer-
rarijs styles himself " Dominus de Groby." John (of Chartley)
is not amongst the writers, and both John and William con-
tinued to be summoned to the end of their lives widiout any
such distinction in the Writs ; nor was Robert who succeeded
John and was the last of the Chartley line summoned, called by
any but his Christian and surname ; the first use of any such
distinction in the writs themselves, appears to be in 1 Ric. II.
when Groby and Wemme are so distinguished, and continue to be
so. — Writs to the Chardey line ceased after 16 Edw. III. 1342.

During an interval of 120 years from 1342 to 1461, Ferrers of
Chartley had no writs. In 28 Hen. VI. the male line failed, and
the sole daughter and heir having married Walter Devereux he was
summoned to Parliament as Lord Ferrers, anno 1 Edw. IV. and
the tide continued regularly in that line till the time of Chas. I.
when it fell into abeyance amongst the coheirs of the Earls of
Essex ; but the abeyance being terminated by King Chas. II.
anno 1677, in favour of the issue of Lady Dorothy Shirley, the
Barony has continued to be enjoyed by her descendants, and is
now vested in the Marquis Townshend.

Ferrers of Groby continued without intermission from 25
Edw. I. to 20 Hen. VI. when that line ended in a sole heiress,
and Grey her husband was summoned 25 Hen. VI. &c. [See
Grey of Groby.]

Robert Ferrers of Wemme, who married the sole heir of Bo-
teler of Wemme, was summoned from 49 Edw. III. to 2 Ric. II.

B 2


died 4 Ric. IL leaving his son Robert an infant four years of
age, who died sometime between 18 Ric. II. (the date of the
birth of his youngest child) and tlie 12 Hen. IV. when his mo-
ther died — for the Inquisition after her death shews that he was
dead and had left two daughters, Elizabeth, wife of John son of
Ralph Baron of Greystock, aged 18 years, and Mary, wife of Ralph
second son of Ralph Nevill, Earl of Westmerland, aged 17. The
Barony of Wemme fell into abeyance between these two ladies.
The portion of Elizabeth has followed the descent of the Barony
of Greystoke. That of Mary passed by the marriage of her
grand-daughter and sole heir Joan into the family of Gascoigne,
where it remaineil until by failure of male issue in the fifth gene-
ration Margaret, the sole surviving heir, carried it in like man-
ner by marriage into the family of Wentworth, from whence it
passed to Watson Lord Rockingham, and is now in De Clifford,

D'EiNcouRT — Vol. I. 385.

P. 388^>, line 25, after " before," note. It appears by Inq. p.
m. taken at Lincoln, that he died 2 June ao. 38 Edw. III. hold-
ing in demesne as of fee, the manors of Blankeney and Braun-
ceston in that county, of the King in capite by Barony, and two
messuages with appurtenances in the city of Lincoln, of the King
in chief, as parcel of the said city by the service of two pence,
called Land-toll-penys, to be paid to the King's farmer of the
said city — that there belonged to the said Barony in that county
nine fees and half a fee, and that William D'Eincourt son of
William, was his grandson and heir, seven years of age.l* He
made proof of his coming of age 2 Ric. 11.^ Miliscent, the
widow of his grandfather, died the following year, and he inhe-
rited the lands of her dower, being then 22 years old.^^

1. 44i, after " widow," add, who was a daughter of

John Lord Nevill of Raby, and sister of Ralph the first Earl of

1. 50, after " county," add, she died on Saturday

before the feast of Nativity of St. John, 1 1 Hen. VI. and the
lands of her dower devolved upon Alice Lovell and Margaret
Cromwell hereafter named.

1. 51, after " issue," add, on Monday before the

b Esc. 38 Edw. III. no. 11. ' -^ Esc. 2 Ric, II. '' Esc. 3 Ric. II.


feast of St. Martin, in the winter a". 8 Ric. II. in minority and
in ward to John Lord Nevill of Ilaby, who had also the ward-
ship of John his brother and next heir.

1. 56, afUr " age," add^ in 4 Hen. IV. had livery,&c.

P. 389, line 20, for " John Lord D'Eincourt, fluher," read
William Lord D'Eincourt, grandfather,

Le Despenser.— Vol. I. 389.
Note concerning the early descent of the Le Despensei*s.

Dugdale commences his account of this family with Robert
Despenser, so called from his office, being Steward to King
William the Conqueror, and enumerates the lordships which he
held in several counties, but does not speak of his issue, nor does
he call William Despenser, whom he mentions next, the son of
Robert, or describe Thurstan as the son or descendant of either.
But Edmondson, and other writers since Dugdale, have made
Thurstan the son of William, and William the son of Robert.
I have considered this matter with much attention, and do not
find any reason for believing that Robert was the progenitor of
Thurstan. If he had any issue at all, which I rather doubt, I
should be inclined to conjecture that the Marmions were his
descendants, for it is certain that they were afterwards possessed
of many of the lands which in Domesday Book are ascribed to
him. The office which Robert held under King William the
Conqueror was in the time of King Henry the first held by one
Hugh, which Hugh was the son of Thurstan. This is proved
from the Records of the Abbey of Abingdon, wherein it appears
that the said King in the fifth year of his reign (ao 1105) gave to
the said abbey 10 hides of land in Sparsholt, then in the pos-
session of Hugh (son of Thurstan) Dispensator Curiae Regis;
that the same year the said Hugo Dispensator came to Abingdon
and did homage to Faricius then Abbat, promising to perform
all those services which Thurstan de Turbeville had formerly
done, and that in the second year after the death of Abbat Fari-
cius, the said " Hugo Dispensator Regis Henrici primi " did,
with the consent of Helewisa his wife, give to the said Abbey the
tithes of all the profits (de omni pecunia) of the manor of Spers-
holt which he held of the said church. In this Hugh and
Thurstan I trace the father and grandfather of that Thurstan
with whom the pedigree begins, and my opinion is confirmed by
a circumstance which seems to place it beyond a d(nibt, viz. that


Geffrey le Despenser, who was father of the Chief Justice/ held
this very land in the time of Henry the Third.

Even from Thurstan the descent can only be traced with cer-
tainty by public records for two or three generations. Thurstan
had issue Walter and Almaric. Walter died without issue, as
appears by a grant to his nephew Thurstan in a" 13 Hen. III.
who is therein styled son of Almaric Le Despenser, brother and
heir of Walter Le Despenser son of Thurstan, being a confirma-
tion of the lands of Wordy and Stanley, which the King's grand-
father (King Henry the Second) had formerly given to the said

Thurstan le Despenser.=f=

I 1 '

Walter, to whom Henry the Second Almaric Despenser, brother and^
gave Wordy and Stanlegh, co. Glouc. heir of Walter ; obtained a confir-
as did King Ric. I. mation of Wordy and Stanley

from King Ric. I.

Thurstan le Despenser, son and heir of Almaric-
Le Despenser, brother and heir of Walter, son of
Thurstan ; by this description King Hen. III.
in anno 13, confirms to him the grant of Wordy
and Stanley, which King Hen. II. (avus noster)
gave to Walter his uncle ; and the Fine Roll of
that year shows that he paid 10 marks for this

a dau. Hugh Le

wife of Peter Despen-
de Stoks, to ann. 13
whom K. Hen. III.

John, ann.
6, gave the ma-
nor of Ospring.
Cart. 6 Joh. no. 13.

Adam,g son of Thurstan Le Despenser.
Esc. anno 23 Edw. I. Free Warren and
Markets anno 53 Hen. III.

Almaric son and heir, aet. 40 annor.
anno 23 Edw. I,

' The direct descent of Hugh Le Despenser seems involved in genealogical ob-
scurity. A view of some of the conflicting statements and authorities may be seen
in Baker's History of Northamptonshire, vol. i. 108.

The asserted connexion of the house of Wormleighton with the Chief Justice, is
not supported by that proof which renders pedigree valuable.

Upon this subject Mr. Townsend makes the following note :

" The family of Spencer of Wormleighton and Althorpe recorded its pedigree at
the Heralds' Visitation of the county of Northampton in 1564 (H. IV. in Coll.
Arms) beginning with Sir John Spencer of Hodnell, in the county of Warwick, Knt.
who died in 1521. At that time no pretension was made to a descent from the
Despensers or of any relationship to the Earls of Winchester and Gloucester, nor
was there the least similitude in the arms.

" Clarenceux Lee in 1595 made a pedigree for the then Sir John Spencer of
Wormleighton and Althorpe, in which he drew the descent nearly in the manner
in which Dugdale has given it ; he professes to have compiled it from divers re-
cords, registers, wills, and other good and sufficient proofs which he had diligently
and carefully perused, and in his character of Clarenceux King of Arms he con-
firms and allows it officially. Whatever the proofs were which he saw and examined,
I confess that I cannot give implicit credit to his work."

s Joan, widow of Adam ; Assignatio dotis in Oxon, an. 34 Edw. I. Esc. 34 Edw, I.


P. 389'', 1. 16. The wife of Almaric, to whom the charter of
King John was granted, was Alda Bluet,i by whom he had two
sons, Thurstan and Ralph, as appears by the following : " Ego
Thurstanus Dispensator Dni Regis Anglie consensu Radulphi
Dispensatoris fratris mei Rectoris Ecctie de Rollendrith et volun-
tate Diie matris mee Aide Bluet et Lucie uxoris mee dedi moni-
alibus de Godestowe jus patronatus Ecctie de Uleberne. Dat-
ap<i Godestowe 1234. Testib3 Dfiis Rado Dispensatore persona,
Ada Dispensatore militeJ*

Glover, from whose invaluable stores the above is taken, has
also preserved a few other memoranda i relative to the early part
of this pedigree, which I transcribe as I find them : " Carta Re-
gis Henrici primi dat. a" 1105, dans in eadem (Abbatie de Aben-
don) 10 hidas terre in Esperesholt quas tenet in presentiaruni
Hugo filius Turstini Curie mee Dispensator tenet.

" Eodem anno, prefatus Hugo Dispensator Abendoniam venit
et Abbati Faricio homagium fecit secundum hunc tenorem ut
ipse omne servicium faceret q'' Turstinus de Turbevilla et post
eum Anskillus sub Abbate Adelelmo fecerunt.

" Item 2o anno post obitum Faricij Abbatis Hugo Dispensator
Regis Henrici primi in Capitulo Abendonense concessit decima-
tionem de omni pecunia de Manerio de Speresholt quod de
Ecctia tenebat, sua conjuge Helewisa favente."

The Hugh here mentioned is considered by Glover as the fa-
ther of Thurstan and grandfather of Walter and Almaric.

BARONY OF SUDELEY. Vol. I. 428 — 596.

It appears to have fallen into abeyance upon the death of
John, the last Lord, in ao 41 Edw. HI. between Thomas le Bo-
teler, son of Joan his eldest sister, and Margery his younger
sister, which Margery was then unmarried and upwards of 30
years of age.k It seems she afterwards married one Sir Robert
Massy, and was dead without issue in a^ 3 Ric. II.; so that from
that time the entire Barony was vested in Tho^ Boteler ; yet
there is no writ of summons to be found for him aliho' he lived
till the 22d year of that reign ; nor do I find any traces of a claim.
His son Ralph Butlei", however, was advanced to the Peerage

s See the charter in the present Collectanea, iv. 240. — Edit.

h R. Glover Som. Ph. Pb. 29-227 b. in Coll. Arm.

■ lb. [See also Reg. Abbend. MS. Cott. Claud. C. ix. p. 55.— Edit.]

^ B. 2. 100. ib. 112. Dug. War. 2. 1073.


by King Henry VI. and with reference to this descent created
Baron Butler of Sudeley, to him and die heirs male of his body.

Here is the case of a person who, according to the present
notion of descent of Baronies by Writ, was the sole and un-
doubted heir of the ancient Barony of Sudeley, created by Writ
of Summons as early as the 28*'' of Edward the First, accepting
of a peerage inferior in rank to that which belonged to him by
right of inheritance, and restricted in the limitation of its descent
to the heirs male of his body only.

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