The Works of the Late Dr. Benjamin Franklin: Consisting of His Life Written by Himself; Together with Essays, Humorous, Moral and Literary, Chiefly in the Manner of the Spectator (Classic Reprint)

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In the refearches I made at Eaton, I found no account of their births, marriages, and deaths, ear lier than in the year 1555; the parifh regiiler not extending farther back than that period. This re giller informed me, that I was the youngefi fon of the youngel't branch of the family, counting fi've generations. My grandfather, Thomas, who was born in 1598, living at Eaton till he was too old to continue his trade, when he retired to Banbury in Oxfordfhire, where his fon John, who Was a dyer, refided, and with whom my father was ap prenticed. He died, and was buried there: we faw his monument in 1758. His eldefl: fon lived in the family houfe at Eaton, which he bequeath ed, with the land belonging to it, to' his only daugh ter; who, in concert with her hufband, Mr. Fifher of Wellingborough, afterwa1ds fold it to Mfr. Ell cd, the prefent proprietor.

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