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and had a son and successor,

William Thursby, esq. of Witham, in the
county of Essex. This gentleman sold
Dorewards. He wedded Elizabeth, daugh-
ter of William Pert, esq. by whom (who a.
in 1665,) he left at his decease in 1636, a
son and successor,

Christopher Thursby, esq. of Castor, in
the county of Northampton, a justice of the



peace for that sliire, who having eminently
distinguished himself in the royal cause
during- the civil wars, and suffered severely
thereby, was chosen one of the intended
knights of the Royal Oak, his estate being-
then valued at £1000. 1 per annum. He es-
poused first, Jane, daughter of Sir Thomas
Nevit, of Holt, in the county of Leicester, by
whom (who d. in 1632,) he had two sons, viz.
William, his successor.
Nevil, who d. abroad s. p.
Mr. Thursby espoused secondly, Elizabeth,
daughter of Sir William Dove, of Upton,
and had with other issue, who d. s. p.

Thomas, of London, merchant, who
left at his decease an only daughter,
Mary, m. in 1699, to Robert Har-
vey, esq. of Stockton, in War-
wickshire, barrister-at-law, by
whom (who d. in 1725-6) she
left at her decease (with three
daughters) a son,

John Harvey, who inherited
the Thursby Estates in
Downhall, of Hanslope, in the county
of Buckingham, who left at his de-
cease in 1706 an only son,

Richard, successor to his cousin
John, of London, to. Jane, daughter and
heiress of Doctor Goad, and had with
four daughters, an only son,

William, successor and devisee of
his uncle by the half blood,
Elizabeth, m. first to Henry Robinson,
esq. of Longthrop, near Peterborough,
and of Whaplode, in Lincolnshire,
and had an only daughter and heiress,
Mary Robinson, to. to Sir William
Meredith, bart. of Henbury.
Mrs. Robinson wedded secondly John
Hake, esq. of Tangiers.
Frances, m. to Thomas Jackson, esq.
of Duddington.
Christopher Thursby was s. at his decease
by his eldest son,

William Thursby, esq. who purchased
the manors of Abington, Little Billing, and
Weston, for £13,750, from Sir John Ber-
nard.* Mr. Thursby adopting the profes-
sion of the law, became a bencher of the
Middle Temple, Custos Brevium of the
Common Pleas, and Chief Justice of Ely.
He to. first, Catherine, daughter of Thomas
Fleming, esq. of Fotheringhay Park, and
secondly, Audrey, third daughter of Sir
William Brownlow, bart. but dying issue-

* This Sir John Bernard m. for his second
wife, Elizabeth, daughter and heiress of John
Hall, M. D. by his wife Susanna, daughter of
William Shakspeare, the Bard of Avon.

less in 1700, he devised his estates to his
nephews, William and Richard Thursby,
successively, in tailmale, with remainder to
his niece, Mary Harvey. He was buried
in the church of Abington, where, upon a
monument erected to his memory, is the
following inscription in gilt letters :


" In the Vault underneath lies the body of
William Thursbv.late Lord of this Manor,
Barrister at Law, Bencher of the Middle Tem-
ple, London,
Sometime Judge of the Isle of Ely, and M. P.
For the town of Northampton ; in winch
High employments he distinguished himself
Bv his great abilities, and by a most judicious
And extensive knowledge of the laws
Of the kingdom,

He departed this life at his house in the Savoy,
Westminster, February 4th A. D. 1700.
In the 72nd year of his age.''
" Richard Thursby, his nephew and heir, erects

this monument, out of a grateful regard to

his memory."

lie was s. in pursuance of his will by his

William Thursby, esq. of Abington, who
served the office of sheriff for Northamp-
tonshire, in 1724. He d. s. p. in six years
afterwards, and was s. by his cousin,

Richard Thursby, esq. of Hanslope and
Abington, who m. in 1700, Elizabeth, se-
cond daughter of the Honourable Edward
Montagu, and sister of the Earl of Halifax,
but dying issueless in 1736, the estates de-
volved according to entail upon (the son of
Mary Thursby by her husband Robert Har-
vey) his kinsman,

John Harvey,* esq. of Abington, who
upon inheriting, assumed by act of parlia-
ment the surname and arms of Thursby.
He wedded Honor, daughter of Robert
Pigott, esq. of Chetwynd, in Shropshire, by
whom (who d. in 1781), he had issue,

1. John Harvey, his successor.

2. Walter of Shrewsbury, Captain in

• Harvey, esq. living about the middle of

the seventeenth century, wedded Sarah, sister of
Hugh Audley, esq. by whom, (who d. before 1656)
he had a son and heir,

Robert Harvey, esq. D. C. L. who inherited
the Audley estates in the counties of York, Not-
tingham, Lincoln, Warwick, Wilts, and North-
ampton, which had been settled upon him by his
uncle, Hugh Acdley, of the Inner Temple. He
d. in 1712, leaving three sons,

1. John, devisee of the Yorkshire, Notting-
ham, Lincoln, and Norfolk estates.

2. Hugh, devisee of the Wiltshire estates.

3. Robert, devisee of the estates in War-
wickshire and Northampton. This gen-
tleman wedded Barbara, daughter of Ed-
ward Pilkington, esq. and was father of

Robert' Harvey, esq. of Stockton, who
m. Mary Thursby.



the Blues, m. Dorothy, daughter of
William Piggot, esq. of Edgmont,
in Shropshire, and had three sons
and a daughter, viz.

George Augustus, in holy orders,
Rector of Abington, and Vicar of
Penn, married, and has issue.
Honor, m. to Ralph Leeke, esq. of
Longford, Salop.

3. Charles, in holy orders, Rector of
Abington, and of Grandborough,
Warwickshire, d. in 1783.

4. James, d. unmarried, in 1760.

5. Benjamin.

6. William Richard, d. young.

7. Honor, m. to John Burton, esq. an
officer in Conway's Dragoons.

8. Frances, d. unmarried.

Mr. Harvey Thursby represented Woot-

ton Basset in 1741, and Stamford in 1754.

He d. in 1764, and was s. by his eldest son,

John Harvey Thursby, esq. of Abing-

ton, a vendurer of Rockingham Forest, who
wedded Anne, daughter of William Han-
bury, esq. of Kelmarsh, by whom, who d.
in 1778, he had surviving issue,

John Harvey, present Lord of the

William Spencer, lieutenant-colonel in
the army, b. in 1769, m. Charlotte,
second daughter of the Rev. Euseby
Isham, and niece of Sir Justinian
Isham, bart. and has issue.
Anne, m. in 1790 to John, second son

of Sir George Armytage, bart.
Georgiana Tryphena,
Mr. Thursby d. in 1798, and was s. by his
eldest son.

Arms — Quarterly lst,and 4th. Or, a chev-
ron, between three leopards' heads gules,
for Harvey, 2nd and 3rd, arg. a chev. betw.
h ree lions rampant sa. for Thursby.

Crest — A lion rampant sa. holding a
battle axe erect or.

Estates — In Northamptonshire.
Seat — Abington Abbey.


GOWER-LEVESON, JOHN, esq. of Bill Hill, in the county of Berks, b. 5th
April, 1802, m. 18th April, 1825, Charlotte-Gertrude-Elizabeth, daughter of Colonel
and the Lady Harriet Mitchell, and has issue,

John-Edward, b. 20th March, 1826.

Mr. Leveson-Gower succeeded his father, 14th September, 1816.


This is a branch of the noble family of
Gower, springing from

John, First Earl Gower, who wedded,
first, in 1711, Lady Evelyn Pierrepont,

third daughter of Evelyn, Duke of Kings-
ton, by whom he had, with other issue,

Granville, who succeeded as second
Earl, and marrying Lady Louisa
Egerton, daughter of Scroope, first
Duke of Bridgewater, was father of
George-Granville Leveson
Gower, the present Marquis of
The Earl espoused, secondly, in 1733,
Penelope, daughter of Sir John Stonehouse,
bart. and relict of Sir Henry Atkyns, but
had no surviving issue. He m. thirdly, Mary,
widow of Anthony, Earl of Harold, and
daughter and co-heiress of Thomas, Earl of
Thanet, by whom he had a son,

The Hon. John Leveson-Gower, an ad-
miral in the royal navy, who m. in 1773,
Frances, daughter of Admiral Edward Bos-
cawen, and had issue,
John, his heir.
William, b. in 1779, m. in 1804, Cathe-



rine Maria, daughter and heiress of
the late Sir Thomas Gresham, bart.
and has issue,

1. William, b. in 1806.

2. Catherine.

3. Frances-Elizabeth.
Granville, in holy orders.

Frances, m. to John Ward, esq.
Elizabeth, m. to J. T. Coryton, esq. of
Pentillie Castle, in Cornwall, and has
Admiral Gower was s. at his decease by his
eldest son,

John Leveson-Gower, esq. a general
officer in the army, who m. in 1796, Isabella-
Mary, second daughter of the late Philip
Bowes Broke, esq. and had,
John, his heir.

Edward, a military officer, b. in 1807.


Isabella, m. to John Thomas Ibbetson

Selwyn, esq.
An astasia.
General Leveson Gower d. in 1816, and
was s. by his elder son, the present John
Leveson Gower, esq.

Arms — Quarterly: 1st and 4th, barry of
eight arg. and gu. over all a cross patonce
sa. for Gower ; 2nd and 3rd az. three laurel
leaves for Leveson.

Crest — A wolf passant, arg. collared and
lined, or.

Motto — Frangas non flectes.

Estates — In Berkshire, Wilts, and Nor-

Seat— Bill Hill, Berks.


MOSELEY, WALTER, esq. of Buildwas Park, in the county of Salop, b. 8th
February, 1801 ; m. 11th April, 1829, Elizabeth-Sarah, fourth daughter of S. E.
Stewart, esq. of Myton House, near Warwick, and has a son,

Walter, b. 11th February, 1832.
Mr. Moseley s. his father in 1827.

Edward Acton, first baronet of Aldenham,
and d. in 1712, leaving a son,

Acton Moseley, esq. of the Mere, high
sheriff for Staffordshire, in 1757, who m.
Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Herbert Croft,
bart. of Croft Castle, in the county of Here-
ford, and had issue,

Walter Acton, his successor.
James, whose son,

Walter Henry, possessed the Leaton
estate, in Staffordshire.
Mr. Moseley was s. at his decease by his
elder son,

Walter-Acton Moseley, esq. of the
Mere, and of Glashampton, in the county of
Worcester, who d. in 1793, leaving an only
son and successor,

Walter-Michael Moseley, esq. of the

Mere, who espoused Anne Elizabeth, dau.

of Richard Jockett, esq. of Worcester, by

whom (who d. in 1807) he had issue,

Walter, present proprietor.

Anne Elizabeth, m. to J. Taylor, esq.

of Moore Green, Worcestershire.
Mary, m. to Denis-Henry Kelly, esq

of Castle Kelly, county of Galway.
Harriet. Lucy.

Mr. Moseley, dying in 1827, was s. by his
only son,

The family of Moseley is descended from
Edwyn de Billeston, whose son,
Thomas de Billeston, m. Julian, dau.
and co-heiress of De Mollesley, and from
their son,

John de Billeston de Mollesley,
lineally descended,

Walter Moseley, esq. of the Mere,
who in the 9th of Queen Anne, served the
office of high sheriff for the county of Staf-
ford. He m. Jane, only daughter and heiress
of William Acton, esq. third son of Sir



\V \ltkr Moseley, esq. present repre-
sentative of the family.

Arms — Quarterly, first and fourth, sa. a
chevron between three mill picks, arg.
second and third, gu. two lions passant, arg.
between nine crosslets fitche, or, impaling
quarterly, per fess indented sa. and arg.
with first quarter a lion guardant, or.

Crest — An eagle displayed, ermine.

Estates— The mansion house, called the
Mere, and the lands attached to it, situated
in the parish of Enville, and the manor of
Ijutley, in the county of Stafford. In the
time of Edward I., this estate belonged
to Rogerus de la Mere, from whose de-
scendants it was purchased in 1512, by
Henry Longmore, and John Moseley of
V> ittington. The former, in 1514, gave the

Mere to Agnes, his sistt r. widow of John
Moseley, for her life, and then to Nicholas,
son of John and Agnes Moseley, and to his
heirs for ever. Michael Moseley bought
the manor of Lutley from Sir William
Wrottesley, in 1590, and from that period it
has continued to be possessed by the family.

The Buildwas estates, together with the
dissolved monastery of Buildwas, exchanged
by King Henry VII. in 1546, for the lands
u ith Edward Grey, Lord Powis. It was sub-
sequently possessed by John, earl of Bridge-
water, who sold it in 1648, to Sir William
Acton, bart. of London; by whom it was
devised to his nephew William Acton, esq.
whose only daughter and heiress Jane,
marrying Walter Moseley, esq. of the Mere,
conveyed the estate to the Moseleys.

Seat— Buildwas Park, near Wenlock.


INGE, WILLIAM PHILLIPS, esq. of Thorpe Constantine, in the county of
Stafford, b. "26th August, 1773, m. 5th January, 1798, Lady Elizabeth Euphemia
Stewart, fourth daughter of John, eighth Earl of Galloway, and has issue,

William, a captain in the army.

George, in holy orders, rector of Thorpe Constantine.

Charles, an officer in the 53rd regiment.

Harriet. Susan.

Mr. Inge succeeded his father in 1785,

and was high sheriff of Staffordshire in 1807.


The snrname of Inge is both ancient and
respectable, originally signifying a meadow,
or watering place. Several of its members
have enjoyed under the early Plantagenets,
offices of trust and rank. In 1315, we find
Sir William Inge appointed one of the
judges of the court of King's Bench; and
in 1521, Dr. Hugh Inge, an eminent di-
vine, translated to the archiepiscopal see of

Richard Inge, of Leicester, said to be

descended from the Knighton family of
Inge, m. Jane, daughter and co-heir of Wil-
liam Ives, Vintner and Alderman of Lei-
cester, (who purchased Thorpe in 1631,) and
was s. by his son,

William Inge, esq. of Thorpe, who was
appointed by parliament in 1654, one of the
judges of Leicestershire. He m. first Eli-
zabeth, daughter of George Ashby, esq. of
Quenby, but had no surviving issue. He
espoused secondly, Elizabeth, daughter of
Thomas, and sister of Richard Tunsted, esq.
of the county of Derby, and had

William, his successor.



Susan, m.


to the Rev. Nathaniel
leek, M.A. and d. in 1712.
He wedded thirdly Martha, daughter of
Walter Ruding, esq. of Westcotes, in Lei-
cestershire, and widow of Sir Henry Hun-
gate, knt. He d. in 1662, and was s. by bis
eldest son,

William Inge, esq. of Thorpe. This
gentleman was sheriff of Staffordshire, i;
1684. He vi. Frances, eldest daughter oi



Sir Thomas Gresley, bart. of Drakelow, in
the county of Derby, and had issue,
William, his heir.
Thomas, (/. *. p. in 1719.

Richard, in holy in orders, rector of
Netherseile, in the county of Leices-
ter, tit, Elizabeth Mugeston, of Pack-
ington, in the same shire, and left
Frances, m. to Richard Dyott, esq. of

Mr. Inge, d. in 1690, and was *. by his
eldest son,

William Inge, esq. This gentleman was
distinguished as a scholar, and an antiquary.
He m. Elizabeth, daughter and co-heir of
Robert Phillips, esq. of Newton, in the
county of Warwick, and had issue,

Theodore-William, his successor.
Frances, d. s. p. in 1753.
Elizabeth, m. in 1734 to James Fal-
coner, esq. of Chester, and had a

The Rev. James Falconer, L.L.D.

rector of Thorpe and Lulling-

ton, archdeacon of Derby, and

prebendary of Lichfield, m. Miss

Hall, daughter of Thomas Hall,

esq. of Hermitage, in the county

of Chester.

Mr. Inge, d. in 1731, and was s. by his son,

Theodore William Inge, esq. of Thorpe,

sheriff of Staffordshire, in the 12th of

George II. m. Henrietta, daughter Of Sir

John Wrottosley, of Wrottesley, in the
same county, and had one son and two
daughters, viz.

William, his heir.

Frances, m. to John Cave Brown, esq.

of Stretton, and d. s. p.
Henrietta, m. to Robert Bakewell, esq.
of Swenston, in the county of Leices-
ter, by whom she left an only daugh-
ter, — Bakewell, heir to her father,
Mr. Inge d. of the small pox, in 1763, and
was *. by his son,

William Inge, esq. of Thorpe. This
gentleman was sheriff of Staffordshire, in
the 7th George III. a justice of the peace
for that county, and chairman of the sessions
until his death in 1785. He m. Anne,
daughter of Thomas Hall, esq. of Hermit-
age, in the county of Chester, and had sur-
viving issue,

William-Phillips, his successor.

Anne, b. in 1771, d. in 1790.
Mr. Inge was s. at his decease by his only
son, the present William Phillips Inge,

Estates — At Thorpe-Constautine, in the
county of Stafford.

Newton-Regis,? in the county of War-
Birmingham, > wick.
Arms — Or, on a chevron vert, three leop-
ards heads, ar.

Crest — Two battle axes in saltier ppr. en-
filed with a ducal coronet or.

Seat — Thorpe-Constantine ; in the county
of Stafford.


GILBERT, DAVIES, esq. of Tredrea, in Cornwall, and of East-Bourn, in the county

of Sussex, M.A. F.R.S. F.S.A. and member of most of
the other literary and scientific institutions ; b. in March,
1767, m. 18th April, 1808, Mary-Anne, only daughter
and heiress of Thomas Gilbert, e6q. of East Bourn, by
whom he has issue,

John-Davies, b. in 1811.





This gentleman, who has established a very high reputa-
tion in Science and Antiquities, was originally of
Pembroke-College, Oxford, where he obtained the degree
of Master of Arts, in 1789. In three years afterwards
he became a member of the Royal Society, and about the
same period of the Linnaean Society, and of the Institution
I. Y



for cultivating the geology and mineralogy of Cornwall, of the latter he was chosen in
a short time president, and he subsequently succeeded Sir Humphrey Davy in the
chair of the Royal Society. In 1804 he was returned to parliament by the borough
of Helstone, in his native county, and in 1806, by that of Bodmin, which he has since
continued to represent. Upon most questions of a practical nature, and upon all con-
nected with practical and useful science Mr. Gilbert's judgment has had considerable
influence in the decisions of the House of Commons, and upon these topics he is es-
teemed by all parties an authority. Mr. Gilbert adopted that surname by sign
manual, in place of his own patronimic (Giddy), in consequence of his marriage with
the heiress of Gilbert.



The family of Gilbert held lands in
Monaton, before the Conquest, and it has
formed alliances with many of the most in-
fluential houses in the west of England ; the
Champernouns, the Chudleighs, the Agars,
the Pomeroys, &c.

John Gilbert, a cadet of the House of
Gilbert, of Compton Castle, in Cornwall,
settled at Bletchington in Sussex, about the
year 1604, and marrying Joan, daughter of
Wade of Wilmington, was s. at his decease
in 1627, by his son,

Nicholas Gilbert, esq. of Bletchington,
who wedded in 1628 Anne, daughter and
heiress of John Parker, esq. of Fokington,
in Sussex, and dying in 1677, was s. by his
eldest son,

Thomas Gilbert, esq. This gentleman
m. Mary, daughter of Thomas Foster, esq.
of Iden, (by his wife Susan, daughter and
co-heir of Francis Norman, esq. of Sale-
hurst), which Mary Foster was eventually
heiress of her brother, John Foster, esq.
Mr. Gilbert d. in 1704, and was s. by his

Nicholas Gilbert, esq. of East Bourn,
who wedded Mary, sister of Charles Evers-
field, esq.* M.P. for the county of Sussex,
and was s. at his decease in i713, by his


Nicholas Gilbert, esq. of East Bourn.
This gentleman m. Susannah, daughter and
heiress of John Acton, esq. of Ripe, in Sus-
sex, and dying in 1774, was s. by his son,

Thomas Gilbert, esq. of East Bourn,
who wedded Anne, daughter of John Cos-
sum, esq. of Hastings, and dying in 1782,
left an only daughter and heiress,

Mary-Anne, who espoused Davies
Giddy, esq. of Tredrea, which gen-
tleman assumed the surname of his
wife's family, and is the present
Davies Gilbert, esq.

* Lineally despended from Sir Wii.t iam Gor-
ing, of Burton Park, living temp. Edward VI.
through his grandson Edward Goring, of Oke-
hurst, who was great-great grandfather of the said
Charles Eversrield.


Humphrey Noye, a colonel in the royal
army, and son of William Noye, attorney-
general to King Charles I. wedded the
Hon. Hester Sandys, daughter of Henry,
fifth Lord Sandys, of the Vine, and sister
and co-heir of Edwin, eighth Lord Sandys,
and had an only child and heiress,

Catherine Noye,* who espoused in 1679
William Davies, esq. of St. Erth, and had,
with an elder son who died issueless,

John Davies, esq. who wedded Elizabeth
Phillipps of Tredrea, and dying in 1737, was
s. by his only son,

Henry Davies, esq. who eventually suc-
ceeded to the estates and representation of
the family, but dying s. p. in 1760, was *.
by his only sister,

Catherine Davies, who wedded in 1765
the Rev. Edward Giddy, M.A. and had a
son and daughter, viz.
Davies Giddy.

Mary Giddy, m. to J. Gullemard, esq. :
Mrs. Giddy, and her husband, the Rev. Ed-
ward Giddy, (the latter of whom d. in 1814)
were succeeded by their only son,

Davies Giddy, now Davies Gilbert,
esq. as already explained.

Arms — Arg. on a chevron gules, three
roses of the field, a canton of the second,
for difference.

Crest — A squirrel sejant gules, cracking
a nut, or, charged on the shoulder with a
cross crosslet, gold, for difference.

Note — The children of Mr. Gilbert bear
the same arms, without the mark of

Motto — Teg. Yw. Hedwch.


Giddy. Sandys of Ombersley.

Davies. Sandys of the Vine.

Estates— In Cornwall, acquired through
from the Gilberts, Eversfields, andGiLD-


Seats — Tredrea, Cornwall, and East
Bourn, Sussex.

* Through this lady, one of the co-heirs to the
Barony of Sandys of the Vine, Mr. Davils
Gilbert is now a co-heir to that peerage.




MAXWELL-CONSTABLE, WILLIAM, esq. of Everingham Park, in the county
of York, and Carlaverock Castle, in Dumfriesshire, b. 25th August, 1804. Mr.
Constable-Maxwell succeeded his father in 1819, and, but for the attainder of
William Maxwell, fifth Earl of Nithsdale, would have inherited the Barony of
Herries, of Terregles, in the peerage of Scotland.


This gentleman being the heir and repre-
sentative of two eminent families, it will be
necessary to detail lines of both, we shall
therefore begin with the


Sir John de Macuswell, (eldest son of
Herbert de Maccusville, who flourished
under Malcolm IV. and William I.) was
sheritf of the county of Roxburghe, in 1203,
and 1207. He was afterwards (15th June,
1220) one of the guarantees to the marriage
contract between Alexander II. and the
Princess Joan of England, and he assisted
at the royal nuptials. Sir John Macuswell
acquired the barony of Karlaverok, and was
constituted Great Chamberlain of Scot-
land, in 1231. His son and heir,

Eumerus de Mascuswell, of Karlave-
rok, was Great Chamberlain of Scot-
land, in 1258. He espoused Mary, daugh-
ter and heiress of Roland de Mearns, and
acquired thereby the barony and castle of
Mearns. By this lady he had two sons,
Herbert (Sir), his heir.
John (Sir), upon whom his father con-
ferred the barony of Nether-Pollock,
in the county of Refrew. From
this John have descended the Max-
wells of Pollock, the Maxwells of
Calderwood and of Cardness, baro-
nets ; the Maxwells, Earls of Farn-

ham, and the family of Maxwell, of
Park Hill, near Newark.
The elder son,

Sir Herbert de Maxeswell sate in the
parliament of Scone, (5th Feb. 1283-4),
when the nobles agreed to acknowledge the
" Maiden of Norway," as Queen of Scot-
land. He died before the year 1300, having
had three sons, namely Sir John, who pre-
deceased him, Sir Herbert, and Alex-
ander. His successor was his second son,

Sir Herbert Maxwell of Karlaverok,
who was s. by his son,

Sir Eustace Maxwell, the gallant de-
fender of Karlaverok against the power
of Edward I. Of this celebrated fortress
there is a minute and interesting descrip-
tion in an old heraldic French poem, which
recites the names and armorial ensigns of
the knights and barons who accompanied
the English monarch in 1300, in his expe-
dition to Scotland by the western marches,
then under the guardianship of Sir Eustace,
as Lord Warden. Karlaverock was at-
tacked, and at that time taken. The origi-
nal of the poem alluded to is preserved in
the British Museum, and the passage des-
cribing the situation and form of the castle

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