Excerpt from Memorials of the Sea, My Father: Being Records of the Adventurous Life of the Late William Scoresby, Esq. Of Whitby
My Father's more immediate ancestors, as a Short biographical account of him by a friend, states,* occupied respectable stations in the middle walks of life, supporting, in each case, unblemished charac ter, and possessing, at times, considerable property, and, in periods rather remote, holding conspicuous stations.
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