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FRANCIS LANCELOTT, ESQ. Queens of England. Vol.1.


Sir John Froissart's Chronicles of England, France, Spain and the Ajoining Countries from the latter part of the reign of Edward II to the coronation of Henry IV in 12 volumes 

Chronicles of Enguerrand De Monstrelet (Sir John Froissart's Chronicles continuation) in 13 volumes 

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Queens of England. Vol.1.
page 481

inherited by Act of Parliament, but on ιance of certainty ; and which, withal, the twenty-first of January, 1549, anois strengthened by the fact that tbe heir ther act was passed for her restitution. Iof the liev. Johnson Lawson has in his How much of the property to which she Ipossession, we believe, to this day, the was heiress was restored to her cannot jfollowing relics, said to have remained at this distant period he ascertained ; ; in the family ever since Silas Johnson's certain, however, it is that her avari- , marriage with the grand-daughter of cious uncle, Somerset, continued to re-JKatherine Parr. tain possession of Sudeley, which he ! had appropriated on the execution of his brother, the Admiral. Prom July, 1550, we have no authentic record of the career of Katherine Parr's only child. Lodge says she died in her thirteenth year, hut without giving his authority. Hy the more probable account she lived to womanhood, married Sir Edward Bushel, and bore him a daughter, who became the wife of Silas Johnson, and from their issue the late Lev. Johnson Lawson, dean of Battle, in Sussex, vicar of Throwley, and rector of Cranbrook, in Kent, believed himself to be the direct descendant. Tbe tradition, although the writings detailing the early part of the pedigree have been destroyed, has all the appear " A fine damask napkin, which evidently was made for and brought from Spain by Katherine of Arragon, the first Queen of Henry the Eighth. The beautiful pattern thereon exhibits the spread eagle, with the motto 'Plus Oultre' four times, and on the dress of four men blowing trumpets, in the Spanish garb as matadors, are the letters KIP : and this napkin, in the palace of Henry the Eighth, must have passed through the hands of six Queens down to the daughter of Queen Katherine Parr. Tbe second relic is the royal arms of Henry the Eighth engraved on copper in cameo, which were set in the centre of a large pewter dish ; pewter being the material of which the table service was in those times usually made."

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