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speaker of the House of Commons, resided many years in this mansion; and his son, lord Cranley, afterwards possessed it. This commodious building is composed principally of brick, but the front has lately been covered with plaister to give it the appearance of stone. The park has been extended and improved by the addition of several fields. The lawn before the house was so full of trees towards the centre as to resemble a wood, but the number of them is now considerably lessened. The house is elegantly furnished, and has a very handsome library. To the honour of this nation, a pension of three thousand pounds was granted by the unanimous concurrence of both houses of parliament, to the right honourable Arthur Onslow, as a reward for his eminent services; and after his death, the same annuity was continued to his son, George Onslow, Esq. afterward lord Cranley. Lord Cranley married Harriet, daughter of Sir John Shelly, of Michel Grove, in Sussex,bart. by his wife Margaret, youngest sister of Thomas Pelham Holles, duke of Newcastle. Ember Court was afterwards inhabited by Sir Francis Ford, bart, and now by colonel Taylor.
KINGSTON UPON THAMES, is a market town, eleven miles' and a half from the motropolis; and was either a royal residence, or a royal demesne, at the union of the Saxon heptarchy. In a record of a council held here in 838, at which Egbert, king of all England, and bis son Atbelwolf, were present; it is styled Kyningestun, famosa illa locus. Some of the Saxon kings were also crowned here; and close to the north side of the church is a large stone, on which, according to tradition, they were placed during the ceremony. Adjoining, was formerly a chapel, dedicated to St. Mary, in wbich were the figures of some of these kings. Mr. Lysons gives the following list, on the authority of our an. tient historiaus. Edward the Elder, crowned A. D. 900; his son Athelstan, in 925; Edinund, in 940; Eldred, or Edred, in 946; Edwy, or Edwin, in 955; Edward the 2