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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1871 edition. Excerpt: ... INTBODUCTION. The following account is taken from an old MS., formerly in the possession of Stevenson of Balladoole, in the Isle of Man, and was probably written by one of that family, mentioned in the manuscript, giving a detailed narrative of James, Duke of Atholl, and his suite's embarking at Liverpool on board the ship "Prince William," commanded by Captain Richmond, on the 9th June 1736, to take possession of His Grace's newly acquired territories of the Isle of Man, and his reception by the inhabitants. It may be as well here to state in what way the Atholl family came to be Lords of Man in place of that of Stanley, who had for so long a time been Kings and Lords thereof. This is best done in the words of James Gell, Esq., Her Majesty's Attorney-General of the Isle of Man, as given in Parr's Abstract of tlie Laws, vol. i. 95-96. Manx Society, 1867. "Earl James II., the tenth Earl of Derby, died on the 1st February 1736, in the 34th year of his reign as Lord of Man, leaving no issue surviving him. He was the last Lord of the House of Stanley. James, the second Duke of Atholl, and first Lord of Man of the House of Murray, succeeded his first H cousin ouce removed (the relationship styled in the Isle of Man 'first and second cousin'), James II., the tenth Earl of Derby, and thirteenth Lord of Man of the House of Stanley, on the 1st February 1736. He was the third son of John, first Duke of Atholl (the two elder sons had died without issue), which John was the eldest son of Amelia Anna Sophia, wife of John, first Marquis of Atholl, and third daughter of James I., the seventh Earl of Derby, and tenth Lord of the House of Stanley (her two elder sisters had left no issue). Duke James was therefore the great-grandson of Earl James I., ...
  • ISBN13: 9781230207483
  • Publisher: Theclassics.Us
  • Pubilcation Year: 2013
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 00044
Dimensions7.4 x 0.1 x 9.7 inches
Publication Date20130912

Publications Volume 19

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