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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. 1891 Excerpt: ... On the tomb is his effigy in full armour; he is bare-headed, the right hand holding a truncheon, the left hand extended by his side, and resting on his sword. The head is placed on a large cushion. In the rear the monument was raised to a great height, two twisted columns of black marble, with Corinthian capitals, supporting an architrave, above which is a shield of arms: Argent on a chevron azure three garbs or; impaling party per pale or and gules, an eagle displayed azure, for Stone. On the other side of the shield are two female figures, in the place of supporters; and, crowning the whole, is the crest of the kneeling Moorish king, as on other monuments of the family. It appears that the inscriptions became defaced, but Barrett, in his History of Bristol, has preserved a copy of them:--"Here lyeth the body of Sir J no. Newton, Bart, son of Sir Theodore Newton, Kt. and his Lady Grace, daughter of Stone, esq. who died without issue, 1661." On a second Tablet: "He was a man of great courage, and the greatest loyalty to his Prince, an honour to his country, a credit and noble ornament to name and family." Arms: "Party per pale or and gules, an eagle with two heads displayed counterchanged azure and or, for Stone." This worthy baronet having no heir natural, adopted for the same a gentleman in Hadon, of Lincolnshire, having the same name as himself--Newton; but of no relationship whatever. Barr's Court and West Hanham, therefore, henceforth were owned by a family of Newtons entirely distinct from the family of Newtons who held them heretofore. To accomplish this, the new heir, Sir John Newton, had to get letters patent, copies of which are extant, and which were granted 12th Charles II. The first baronet died 1661, and the new ...
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