Lists of Foreign Protestants, and Aliens, Resident in England 1618-1688: From Returns in the State Paper Office

Lists of Foreign Protestants, and Aliens, Resident in England 1618-1688: From Returns in the State Paper Office

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Lists of Foreign Protestants, and Aliens, Resident in England 1618-1688: From Returns in the State Paper Office

Lists of Foreign Protestants, and Aliens, Resident in England 1618-1688: From Returns in the State Paper Office

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The following pages contain lists, first, of the names of the French and other refugees who, in 1622, were resident in St. Martin'sle-Grand in London, or were engaged in the trades of cutlers (for which they made the metropolis famous, as it still remains), joiners, ceelers, carvers, and tallow-chandlers; and also of the foreigners who were then resident in the principal places of refuge in England, viz. Canterbury, Maidstone, the Cinque Ports, Norwich, and Colchester; and, secondly, of those refugees who came into this country between the years 1678 and 1688, during the troubles preceding and immediately following the revocation of the Edict of Nantes, and to whom free letters of denization were granted by Charles II. and James II.

It is a matter for regret that we have not in England any work giving the personal history and particulars of the refugees, similar to the work published between the years 1782-1799, in reference to those who settled in Prussia. Many circumstances have combined to cause the number in England to be less than in Holland and in Prussia; but there are sufficient in numbers and in importance to render such a volume very interesting. Indeed, as the proportion of the nobles, gentry, and other commoners, who can boast of a royal descent from our Edwards is very large, so also is the . . .

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