“My Mother’s name was Elianor, sole daughter and heyresse of John Standsfield Esq. ; of an ancient and honour-able family (though now extinct) in Shropshire, by his wife
Elianor Comber of a good and well knowne house in Sussex. She was of proper personage ; of a browne complexion ; her eyes and haire of a lovely black ; of constitution inclyned to a religious melancholy, or pious sadness ; of a rare memory and most exemplary life; for oeconomie and prudence esteemed one of the most conspicuous in her County.”

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