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Marquess has posted 34 annotations/comments since 15 June 2016.

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About Wednesday 21 September 1664

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The Skeffington family actually currently hold the Viscountcies of Massereene and Ferrard, the Massereene Viscountcy was created in 1660 and the Ferrard Viscounty in 1797, the latter title is the only title in the Peerage of Ireland that can go through the female line, and has been merged with the Skeffington Viscountcy since 1843.

About Sunday 28 August 1664

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What a load of nonsense about the Catholic Church being the Anti Christ, when it was Christ himself who handed the keys of the Chruch to St.Peter and the pope is the successor of St.Peter. Therefore to act contrary to this covenant, is to act against Christ.

About Friday 12 August 1664

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I couldn't agree with you more Mary K, I always lament that I wasn't on this site 10 years ago to exchange views with my fellow readers in the annotations; which give great insight to the diary. It is always nice to see recent postings.

About Thursday 4 August 1664

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Such a pity he was only made an earl, marquisates are so much more rarer than earldoms in the UK peerage.

About Saturday 23 July 1664

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Sam, Sam, never satisfied it seems, always wanting more, but fearful least he be undone by some wh*re.

About Wednesday 15 June 1664

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At the top of Greenwich hill playing cards on the grass on a June evening, how idyllic. I used to go to school in Blackheath and did often walk up to Greenwich hill which I believe is where the observatory is and not far from Rangers House, the area affords great views.

About Tuesday 31 May 1664

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Wind with an 'e' at the end and wind without it at the beginning. I wonder if there is any significance in the difference?