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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. 1800. Excerpt: ... house of peers, as the parliament was then sitting. This petition is left remaining among the evidences of the family, and contains much to the honor of the family of Tufton, now become heirs to the ancient family of Clifford and its alliances. It is here given at full length. "To the King's most excellent Majesty. The humble petition of Thomas earl of Thanet, cousin and next heir to George earl of Cumberland and lord Clifford, deceased. "Humbly sheweth, that Robert de Clifford your petitioner's ancestor, whose heir he is, was summoned to parliament by that title, in the 28th of Edward the First, as a baron, (the writ being directed Roberto de Clifford;) and also summoned in several ensuing parliaments in the said king's reign, and in the reign of Edward the Second, died seized of the said title and dignity, and to his heirs as of fee and right; and his heirs as barons Clifford were from time to time summoned to sit in parliament by that title, until the reign of Henry the Eighth; which title of lord Clifford, by divers descents, descended to Henry lord Clifford, who by the late king Henry the Eighth was created earl of Cumberland, to him and his male heirs of his body issuing and dying thereof seized. The said dignities and titles of earl of Cumberland Cumberland and lord Clifford descended afterwards to George lord Clifford, earl of Cumberland, grandson and next heir of the said Henry, by reason whereof he became of the said dignities seized, that is to say, of the said title of earl of Cumberland, to him and the heirs male of the body of the said Henry; and the said title of lord Clifford to him and his heirs, and thereof died seized, leaving one only daughter and heiress, the lady Anne Clifford, first married to Richard earl of Dorset, and after to Ph...
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