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From: "D. Spencer Hines" <>
Subject: Re: Coats of Arm
Date: Mon, 21 May 2001 17:42:05 +0100
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Horatio Gates Somerby, Esq. (1805-1872) lives on in perpetual fraud ----
respected and reverently treated by the poguenoscenti.
"There's a sucker born every minute." Phineas Taylor Barnum [1810-1891]
More often, among those entranced by genealogy.
D. Spencer Hines
Lux et Veritas et Libertas
"Forsan et haec olim meminisse juvabit." Publius Virgilius Maro
(Virgil) [70-19 B.C.] [Aeneid I, 203] Aeneas, seeking to comfort his
men as they contemplate an arduous journey to Italy, reassures them
that, "Someday, perhaps, it will be pleasant to remember all this."
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"Reedpcgen" <> wrote in message
| I was disappointed in checking the website referred to
| There are few references to sources, and I did not see any mention of
| research of Myrtle Stevens Hyde. I, myself, have also done detailed
| into the ancestry of Peter Montague of Virginia. What I did find on
| was the following statement:
| 3 While that portion of the Pedigree from Drogo down to the first Earl
| Salisbury was obtained through the researches of the writer, the other
| from William Montague, whose will was proved A. D. 1550, down to
| Peter who went to America, was obtained by Mr. William H. Montague of
| one of the founders, and for many years Secretary of the New England
| and Genealogical Society, to whose early labors, in behalf of this
| date back as far as 1847, the American family must ever be indebted.
| employed at considerable expense H. G. Somerby, Esq., an eminent
| and an American resident in London, who made verbatim copy of the
| this family from 1550 from the Records in the Herald's College,
| also went to Boveney, Buckinghamshire, and compared and copied the
| Records, thus bringing the pedigree down to the year 1634."