Sentence Examples with the word grandfather

According to the tradition of the schools of Palestine Gamaliel succeeded his grandfather and his father (of the latter nothing is known but his name, Simeon) as Nasi, or president of the Sanhedrin.

His paternal grandfather was Sir Henry Cromwell of Hinchinbrook, a leading personage in Huntingdonshire, and grandson of Richard Williams, knighted by Henry VIII., nephew of Thomas Cromwell, earl of Essex, Henry VIII.'s minister, whose name he adopted.

JEREMY BENTHAM (1748-1832), English philosopher and jurist, was born on the 15th of February 17 4 8 in Red Lion Street, Houndsditch, London, in which neighbourhood his grandfather and father successively carried on business as attorneys.

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His grandfather introduced the use of ipecacuanha; his father was first physician to Queen Marie Leczinska of France.

The manor was silent, except for the ticking of the grandfather clock in the foyer.

I guess my grandfather was at one time a friend of Mr. Tim's.

He was the dearly loved husband of Dorothy, much loved father of Clifford, father-in-law of Jane, and the dearest grandfather of Martin and Samantha.

Henryn, mate of Maryn, father of Patin and Ellabe, grandfather of Ton.

His paternal grandfather was a rich clothier of Wotton-under-Edge; on his mother's side he was connected with the noble family of the Poyntzes of Acton.

His grandfather was Colonel William Prescott (1726-1795), who commanded at the battle of Bunker Hill; and his father was a well-known lawyer.