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1825. Excerpt: ... " Small, who died in 1778." Bcncombe, in the
same parish, was another pood house, where, we are informed by this
author, the Dorneys had long resided; it some time belonged to
Edward Dorney, who had a good estate there. John Dorney succeeded
William Guyse, as town clerk of Gloucester, in the mayoralty of
Thomas Hill--1640-1. S. A. MS. and continued in that office till
the year 166.', when he was removed by the commissioners appointed
in the reign of Charles II. for the regulation of corporations; and
this was in consequence of the very active part he had taken in the
cause of the parliament. But he was re-elected in 1667, and
continued town clerk till his death in i674. Fosbrooke, 400. 422.
Besides the " Briefe and Exact Relation," he published " Certain
Speeches " made upon the day of the yearly election of officers in
the city of Gloucester, " &c. London, 165a." These were
delivered in the several mayoralties of Dennis Wise, Oct. 2, 1643;
Nicholas Webb, 1641; Luke Nourse, Oct-6, 1645; Laurence Singleton,
Oct. 5, 1646; Jasper Clutterbooke, Oct. 4, 1647; John Madocks, Oct
2, 1648; Henry Cugley, Oct. 1, 1649; Jacob Stephens, 1650; Anthony
Edwards, 1651; ana William Singleton, 1652; and contain many
allusions to the war and to the existing state of their affairs. In
a table at the end are all the names of the city officers, &c.
for these several years. Dorney was evidently a man of education,
cites Latin, Greek and Hebrew in his orations; and employs in his
arguments the scriptures, the classics, the history and laws of the
land. He has also given proofs of a talent for versification by no
means contemptible, when balanced against some of his
contemporaries. He was probably the writer of most of the poetical
effusions during the siege. Tracts, pp. 224. 225....
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