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- n. The father of one's mother.
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+ The maternal grandfather of Jehoiachin, (2 Kings 24: 8) the same with Elnathan the son of Achbor.
His maternal grandfather was the late G.W. Parke Custis, of Arlington, the stepson of Gen. W.shington, and familiarly called in his day the child of Mount Vernon.
+ King Hugh II of Lusignan had died in 1267, and his succession was disputed by his nephew, Hugh III, already King of Cyprus, and Mary of Antioch whose maternal grandfather was Amaury of Lusignan.
There was something, too, in my maternal grandfather that probably foreshadowed the nature-lover and nature-writer.
Our maternal grandfather was Rev. Richard Bryan, a Methodist preacher.