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Archaeologia Cantiana Vol. 14 -1882  page 17
                                            
THE FAMILY OF GUILDEFORD By the Rev. Canon R. C. Jenkins   Continued

too well remembered the last words of the author alike of their highest glories and of their deepest misfortunes, and had returned to the church to which he so vainly attempted to lure back his own descendants. Our great authority on genealogical matters, Sir Bernard Burke, appears to doubt whether the race is actually extinct; and we may well imagine that, like the Fogges, still grander in their earliest history, some distant scions of the house may yet be found in humbler life, illustrating in their lowlier fortunes those strange vicissitudes which attended it from the very beginning. However this may be, we may feel thankful that

one at least of the historic mansions it occupied, through so many eventful generations, is now possessed by a family which will leave its mark in the records of the county, and of the empire itself; and that the "libro d'oro" of our own century will still indicate Hempsted as the dwelling-place of statesmen, and men fitted, like the Guldefords of old, to serve their Queen and their country; and, I may add, to be also the faithful protectors of that Church to which in the days of Elizabeth, the Warwicks, the Leicesters, and the Sydneys so nobly and faithfully ministered.

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