Men of Kent and Kentishmen/Mary, Princess

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Mary,

PRINCESS,

"Daughter of James I, and Anne of Denmark, was born at Greenwich" says Fuller, "April 8, 1605, about eleven o'clock at night, and baptized soon after with greater state than the memory of any then alive in England could recover. King James was wont pleasantly to say that he would not pray to the Virgin Mary, but he would pray for the Virgin Mary, meaning his daughter." But his prayers, were unavailing. The princess died in her infancy, and was buried at Westminster.

[See "Fuller's Worthies" and "Stow's Chronicle."]