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Barnwell Castle, Cambridgeshire
On 22 Dec 1678 William North 6th Baron North 1678-1734 was born to Charles North 1st Baron Grey Rolleston, 5th Baron North 1636-1691 (42) and Catherine Grey Baroness North, Baroness Grey Rolleston 1631-1694 (47) in Caldecote, Cambridgeshire .
Linton, Chilford, Cambridgeshire
Samuel Pepy's Diary 1669 May . Wednesday 12 May 1669 . Up, and to Westminster Hall , where the term is, and this the first day of my being there, and here by chance met Roger Pepys (52) , come to town the last night: I was glad to see him. After some talk with him and others, and among others Sir Charles Harbord (29) and Sidney Montagu (18) , the latter of whom is to set out tomorrow towards Flanders and Italy, I invited them to dine with me to-morrow, and so to Mrs. Martin’s lodging, who come to town last night, and there je did hazer her, she having been a month, I think, at Portsmouth with her husband , newly come home from the Streights. But, Lord! how silly the woman talks of her great entertainment there, and how all the gentry come to visit her, and that she believes her husband is worth 6 or 700l., which nevertheless I am glad of, but I doubt they will spend it a fast. Thence home, and after dinner my wife (28) and I to the Duke of York’s playhouse , and there, in the side balcony, over against the musick, did hear, but not see, a new play, the first day acted, “The Roman Virgin ,” an old play, and but ordinary, I thought; but the trouble of my eyes with the light of the candles did almost kill me. Thence to my Lord Sandwich’s (43) , and there had a promise from Sidney (18) to come and dine with me to-morrow; and so my wife and I home in our coach, and there find my brother John , as I looked for, come to town from Ellington , where, among other things, he tell me the first news that my sister Jackson (28) is with child, and far gone, which I know not whether it did more trouble or please me, having no great care for my friends to have children; though I love other people’s. So, glad to see him, we to supper, and so to bed.
On 08 May 1427 John "Butcher of England" Tiptoft 1st Earl Worcester 1427-1470 was born to John Tiptoft 1st Baron Tiptoft -1443 and Joyce Charleton Baroness Tiptoft 1404-1446 (23) at Eversden, Cambridgeshire .
Fen Ditton, Cambridgeshire
Great Shelford, Cambridgeshire
Little Abington, Cambridgeshire
On 16 Apr 1981 George Cambridge 2nd Marquess Cambridge 1895-1981 (85) died at Little Abington, Cambridgeshire . He was buried at Royal Burial Ground, Frogmore Estate, Home Park, Windsor, Berkshire .
of the reign of
, who had for some time nobly governed the kingdom of the Mercians, much more nobly quitted the sceptre of his kingdom. For he went to Rome
, and there receiving the tonsure and becoming a monk, when Constantine (45)
was pope, he continued to his last hour in prayer and fasting and alms-deeds at the threshold of the Apostles. He was succeeded in the throne by
, the son of
, who had governed the kingdom before
. With him went the son of Sighere
king of the East Saxons
whom we mentioned before, by name Offa
, a youth of a most pleasing age and comeliness, and greatly desired by all his nation to have and to hold the sceptre of the kingdom. He, with like devotion, quitted wife, and lands, and kindred and country, for Christ and for the Gospel, that he might “receive an hundred-fold in this life, and in the world to come life everlasting.” He also, when they came to the holy places at Rome, received the tonsure, and ending his life in the monastic habit, attained to the vision of the blessed Apostles in Heaven, as he had long desired.
The same year that they departed from Britain, the great bishop, Wilfrid , ended his days in the province called Inundalum , after he had been bishop forty-five years. His body, being laid in a coffin, was carried to his monastery, which is called Inhrypum , and buried in the church of the blessed Apostle Peter, with the honour due to so great a prelate. Concerning whose manner of life, let us now turn back, and briefly make mention of the things which were done. Being a boy of a good disposition, and virtuous beyond his years, he conducted himself so modestly and discreetly in all points, that he was deservedly beloved, respected, and cherished by his elders as one of themselves. At fourteen years of age he chose rather the monastic than the secular life; which, when he had signified to his father, for his mother was dead, he readily consented to his godly wishes and desires, and advised him to persist in that wholesome purpose. Wherefore he came to the isle of Lindisfarne , and there giving himself to the service of the monks, he strove diligently to learn and to practise those things which belong to monastic purity and piety; and being of a ready wit, he speedily learned the psalms and some other books, having not yet received the tonsure, but being in no small measure marked by those virtues of humility and obedience which are more important than the tonsure; for which reason he was justly loved by his elders and his equals. Having served God some years in that monastery, and being a youth of a good understanding, he perceived that the way of virtue delivered by the Scots was in no wise perfect, and he resolved to go to Rome, to see what ecclesiastical or monastic rites were in use at the Apostolic see. When he told the brethren, they commended his design, and advised him to carry out that which he purposed. He forthwith went to Queen Eanfled , for he was known to her, and it was by her counsel and support that he had been admitted into the aforesaid monastery, and he told her of his desire to visit the threshold of the blessed Apostles. She , being pleased with the youth's good purpose, sent him into Kent, to King Earconbert ,8 who was her uncle's son, requesting that he would send him to Rome in an honourable manner. At that time, Honorius , one of the disciples of the blessed Pope Gregory , a man very highly instructed in ecclesiastical learning, was archbishop there. When he had tarried there for a space, and, being a youth of an active spirit, was diligently applying himself to learn those things which came under his notice, another youth, called Biscop, surnamed Benedict , of the English nobility, arrived there, being likewise desirous to go to Rome, of whom we have before made mention.
John Creed -1701 was born in Oundle, Cambridgeshire .
30 Aug 1654
John Evelyn's Diary 1654 Aug
. Taking leave of my friends, who had now feasted me more than a month, I, with my wife, etc., set our faces toward home, and got this evening to
, passing by a stately palace (Thorpe) of St. John's (one deep in the blood of our good king), built out of the ruins of the Bishop's palace and cloister. The church is exceeding fair, full of monuments of great antiquity. Here lies Queen Catherine
, the unhappy wife of
, and the no less unfortunate
Mary, Queen of Scots
. On the steeple, we viewed the fens of Lincolnshire, now much inclosed and drained with infinite expense, and by many sluices, cuts, mounds, and ingenious mills, and the like inventions; at which the city and country about it consisting of a poor and very lazy sort of people, were much displeased.
Peterborough is a handsome town, and hath another well-built church.
Orton Longueville, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
On 04 Jan 1792 Charles Gordon 10th Marquess Huntly 1792-1863 was born to George Gordon 9th Marquess Huntly 1761-1853 (30) and Charlotte Anne Cope Marchioness Huntly in Orton Longueville, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Peterborough Castle, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
In 1392 Blanche Lancaster Elector Palatinate 1392-1409 was born to Henry IV King England 1367-1413 (24) and Mary Bohun Duchess Lancaster 1368-1394 (24) at Peterborough Castle, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
On 04 Jun 1394 Philippa Lancaster Queen Consort Denmark 1394-1430 was born to Henry IV King England 1367-1413 (27) and Mary Bohun Duchess Lancaster 1368-1394 (26) at Peterborough Castle, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
On 04 Jun 1394 Mary Bohun Duchess Lancaster 1368-1394 (26) died in childbirth at Peterborough Castle, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire .She was buried at Church of the Annunciation of our Lady of the Newarke, Leicester, Leicestershire
Lucy Huddlestone was born to Richard Huddlestone 1481-1557 and Margery Smythe at Sawston, Cambridgeshire .
Elizabeth Huddlestone was born to Richard Huddlestone 1481-1557 at Sawston, Cambridgeshire .
On 30 Jun 1577 Frances Vere 1517-1577 (60) died at Soham, Cambridgeshire . He was buried at St Mary and All Saints, Fotheringhay, Northamptonshire .
Bottisham, Staine, Cambridgeshire
In 1460 John Middleton Merchant of Calais 1460-1509 was born in Bottisham, Staine, Cambridgeshire .
Stoneley Priory, Stoneley, Cambridgeshire
St Andrew's Church, Wimpole, Cambridgeshire
On 18 Nov 1834 Philip Yorke 3rd Earl Hardwicke 1757-1834 (77) died . He was buried in St Andrew's Church, Wimpole, Cambridgeshire . His nephew Charles Yorke 4th Earl Hardwicke 1799-1873 (35) succeeded as 4th Earl Hardwicke . Susan Liddell Countess Hardwicke 1810-1886 (24) by marriage Countess Hardwicke .
Wimpole Hall, Wimpole, Cambridgeshire
Wisbech Castle, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire