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GLOUCESTERSHIRE

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTES.

BY

JOSEPH STRATFORD,

Author of Good and Great Men of Gloucestershire," "Wiltshire

and Its Worthies,&c., &c.

Live well; how long or short, permit to heaven.”—Milton.
“For live we how we can, yet die we must.”Shakespeare.
“But life shall live for evermore."--Tennyson.

GLOUCESTER :

PRINTED AND PUBLISHED AT THE

“ JOURNAL" OFFICE,

1887.

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PREFACE.

THE “ Notes contained in this Volume consist of a series of papers which appeared in the Gloucester Journal during 1886, and also of several others which have been written since. The materials of which they are composed have been obtained from many sources, some of which are acknowledged in the body of the work. To enumerate all would be tedious and unnecessary; but I would gratefully acknowledge my obligations to J. P. Wilton, Esq., whose large and valuable collection of local works has been of great help. Mr. C. H. Dancey, Senr., also an enthusiastic collector of Gloucestershire books, has likewise kindly afforded me similar assistance. It is difficult to describe my indebtedness to Mr. H. Y. J. Taylor, who by the loan of books, the contribution of original facts, and the collection of information, has much facilitated my labours.

Many of the clergy, both in the County and outside, of whom I have had to make enquiries, have most promptly and courteously replied, often furnishing particulars which could have been got from no other quarter. To these, and also to other gentlemen without whose aid and approval some of the sketches would not have been written, I beg to offer my best thanks.

Long as is the goodly array of names contained in this and the previous volume, I have still to say that “it is not presented as a full roll of our County Worthies ; it could be

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