|Posted By:||Steve Light|
|Subject:||Re: Lytes Cary today|
|Post Date:||December 08, 1998 at 07:49:35|
|Forum:||Light Family Genealogy Forum|
Thanks, I am blessesd to live near several good libraries. I recently received photocopies of an article on the old Lyte house in Lytes Cary, Somerset England. I hope to put color pictures on the internet. There are wonderful fotos of the family hearth, the Great Hall, the Chapel (first built about 1286) by William le Lyt (pronounced like "little" in Norman language).
This article had a quote from a history of medieval life in Somerset about one of our ancestors, John Lyte in 1469. On April 9, 1469, John Lyte's wife was miraculously cured of a disease after praying to St. Joseph of Armthea. Read this, it is Middle English.
"The IX day of April, John lyght, gentylman,
-written at the Abbey of St Marys at Glastonberry about 1469.
Glastonberry in Somerset is the mythic site of the tomb of King Arthur, and the site of the first Christian Church in England in 67 A.D. by St. Joseph of Armathea. St. Joseph was the brave man who went before Pilate and asked to bury the body of Jesus. St Joseph is closely connected to the legend of the Holy Grail and the Shroud of Turin. The "secret" of the Shroud or Grail is that it symbolizes the unfolding mystery of the Word of Jesus Christ. It isn't a gold cup, it is the Bible.
I found it using the InfoSeek search engine, which is faster to Britain and back.