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shire : All the site and ambit of the mansion- side of Dean's Yard (which appears to have been house and dwelling commonly called “Cheyny- called “ The Elms "); and the abbot's house, and gats" in Westminster, wherein William, late Abbot buildings belonging to it, occupied the space from of the late Abbey of Westminster, dwelt; to- Dean's Yard to the nave of the abbey church, and gether with all edifices, houses, land, anıl ground extended from the cloisters to the Broad Sancwithin the said site, with the gardens and orchards tuary. thereto adjoining; in which said site or ambit is a Thomas Thirleby was the first and only Bishop certain tower situate and being at the entrance of of Westminster. He filled the newly created see the said dwelling, which said tower contains in until the year 1550, when he was removed to Norlength on the east side abutting on the cloister of wich, and the See of Westminster was abolished. the said late monastery, and on the west side The bishop's house was afterwards given to Lord abutting on the “Elmes,” by estimation, 67 feet, Wentworth. and in breadth, at the west end, from north to Probably some of your correspondents may be south, by estimation, 24 feet 2 inches; and ano- able to refer me to a plan or survey of the monasther edifice and house, with a garden and ground tic buildings as they stood before or soon after the adjoining, containing, by estimation, from the afore- Dissolution, and to give some information as to said tower as far as the church of the said late the meanings of the names of the buildings menmonastery, in breadth, at the east end on the tioned, as - The Cheynygates,” “ The Calbege,” aforesaid cloister of the said late monastery, 124 " The Blackestole," and “The Oxehall.” feet, and in breadth at the west side, abutting

Geo. R. CORNER. against the house of the poor, called “ The Kyng's Almoshouse," 170 feet, and in length on the north part, abutting on the church of the said late

Minor Notes. monastery, and upon the king's highway, called

LEOMINSTER BURIALS IN 1587 and '97.- On “The Brode Sentwarye,” 258 feet; and on the south looking over my Parish Registers of Burial for the part, abutting on “The Elmes," 239 feet. And also the fourth part of all the Great Cloister of the years 1560-1598, I find the average of funerals

to be 60. But in the year 1587, the amount is said late monastery, with the buildings situate and 218; and in 1597, 180. The Query I wish to being on the same, which said fourth part is con

put is, -Can any of your numerous correspontiguous and adjacent to the same mansion-house dents give me the cause of this very large excess and dwelling in Westminster aforesaid; and also in these two years, 1587 and 1597 ?' Is there any all those edifices and houses called “The Calbege' and “The Blackestole" there, which contain in In the month of October, 1587, the number is 41 :

record of an extraordinary plague or sickness ? length, from the north end, abutting on the afore- as large a number as is reported in one or two of said tower, to the south end, abutting on the the years in the period named. If any of yours tower called “ The Blackestole Tower,” by esti, correspondents can explain the circumstance here mation, 88 feet; and all buildings, land and ground stated, I should be greatly obliged. being within the aforesaid editices, called “ The

THE VICAR OF LEOMINSTER. Calbege” and “The Blackestole on the west part, and the edifices and houses called “

“ The

THE MOTHER OF HORACE WALPOLE.- A writer Frayter misericorde,” and the great conventual of an article in the May number of the Cornhill kitchen, called the Great Convent Kitchen," on Magazine, entitled “Ups and Downs in the House the east part; and also all that other great stone

of Peers," has a fling at the parentage of Mrs. tower in Westminster aforesaid, situate and being Katherine Shorter after this fashion. Speaking in a certain place commonly called “ The Oxes of the pertinacity with which he says that Wal hall," and also a great barn, situate and being in pole disparaged the family of Bertie, Dukes of the said place called the Oxehall

, and the house Ancaster, the author of the article in question and buildings there, situate and being between the goes on as follows :great ditch " The Milldam," on the south part, “ With what a sncer he (Horace Walpole) alludes to and the aforesaid barn on the north part; and all the second wife of the fifth and last duke (of Ancaster)! other edifices, houses, gardens, land, and ground

* This person,' he says, with malicious circumstantiality, there situate, lying, and being between the said the duchess was neither. She was a daughter of the

• was some lady's woman or young lady's governess.' barn, and between the said houses and edifices on gallant Major Layard, and of better blood than either the west part, and the great tower called “ The Horace's mother or step-mother: for the property of the Long Granarye" on the east part; and between first, Catherine Shorter, was acquired by London trading; the buildings and houses called " The Bruehouse” and the family of the second, Maria Skerret, was of lower and “The Backehouse" of the said late monas

origin still.” tery on the north part, and the aforesaid great I cannot understand how blood can be deterditch called the Milldam on the south part. mined by the manner in which property has been

This description seems to comprise all the north acquired, nor do I know much of the pedigree of

the Shorter family ; but Elizabeth Shorter, the who outlived his mother. The elder brother died mother of Lady Walpole, was a daughter of Sir without issue. Erasmus Philipps, third baronet of Picton Castle, The Barneveldts came from Holland about the by his second wife Katherine, daughter and co- time of the revolution. So far as can be traced, heiress of Edward D'Arcy, Esq., of New Hall, in they recovered very little of the property which the county of Derby, by Lady Elizabeth Stan- had belonged to their great ancestor. Mrs. Barhope, daughter of Philip, Earl of Chesterfield. neveldt, or Warre, left a large fortune to her son. The Philipps family springs from a stock which

“ At Spittal, on the 13th April, aged seventy-eight, held princely rank before the period of the Nor- Richard Woolley, Esq., formerly of Whitehouse, near man Conquest ; and Norman D'Areci came to Edinburgh, and a J. P. for the county of Mid-Lothian. England with the Conqueror, who gave bim Noc

He was descended in the female line from John Olden ton, and thirty-two lordships in Lincolnshire. On Barneveldt, the celebrated Dutch patriot, who was beher mother's side, therefore, Katherine Shorter in 1619. Throughout his long life, Mr. Woolley bore the

headed at the instigation of Maurice, Prince of Orange, was of unquestionably “pur sang." Her mater- most exemplary character, and was in every respect a nal grandfather, Sir Erasmus Philipps, and John true Christian and a thorough gentleman, bearing with Dryden, were cousins german.

meekness the sad reverse of fortune brought on him


latter days by the exercise of a too generous disposition

in the earlier part of his life. He was, prior to his purHaverfordwest.

chasing the estate of Whitehouse, an officer in the StirANOTHER PORTRAIT OF SHAKSPEARE. The lingshire Militia, under the Colonelcy of the Duke of

Montrose. For twelve years previous to his death he interesting discoveries of the portrait of Shak. officiated as librarian to the Subscription Library here. speare at Stratford, and that in the possession of He is much and deservedly regretted by very many MR. LANCY (2nd S. xi. 306.), remind me that I friends in Berwick and its vicinity.” saw some ten years past a reputed portrait of

J. M. the great dramatist, said to be original. It is REALISATION OF A PROPHECY.-L'Abbé Millot, probably worth noting in the pages of “ N. & Q.;" | in his E'lémens de l'Histoire de France, depuis which will, I hope, be the means of eliciting the Clovis jusqu'à Louis XV., has, under Louis XIII., history, present whereabouts, and authenticity or the following observation on the very frequent otherwise of this possibly highly interesting pic occurrence of duels at that period in France : ture. At the time I refer to, it was the property

“ La séverité de Louis XIII., ou plutôt de Richeliou, of Mr. C. R. Coke, formerly an official of the semblait nécessaire pour extirper cet abus. Ils n'en puBritish Museum; but was in the custody of Messrs. rent cependant venir à bout; l'humanité et la raison ont Saunders and Otley, the publishers. It was, I think, plus de force que les lois contre un préjugé barbare; ce on panel (a small quarto), in a frame apparently n'est qu'en adoucissant les meurs, et en civilisant les contemporaneous ; and had, on a plain oblong point d'honneur, qui les rend injustes et meurtriers.” surface on the top of the frame, some verses ascribed to Ben Jonson.

S. T.

All this is very much to the purpose; but

under the reign of Louis XIV., he may be said to JOHN OLDEN BARNEVELDT. The following have foretold what has actually occurred, at least notice of the demise of a descendant of this il- in England ; and it is to be hoped will be univerlustrious person has been extracted from the sally followed in other countries. His words are Berwick Warder, an excellent and ably conducted so prophetic, as to be worthy quoting: provincial paper.

“ La séverité du Roi réprima en grande partie la The gentleman, whose death is thus chronicled fureur des duels ; la raison avec le temps achevera, peutwas the youngest son of the late Richard Woolley, être, de l'éteindre.” Esq., Sen., by his wife Rebecca Lane ,only surviving

Σ. Σ. daughter of Robert Barneveldt, Esq., an eminent

LAUD UPON THE DRESS OF THE CLERGY. – In London citizen ; and who when he died was, it is a report of proceedings in the Star Chamber* is said, the Father of the Common Council of Lon the following anecdote of Laud (then Bishop of don – being the oldest member at the time of his London): – demise.

“ Dr. Slater submitted himself by his petition to the Mr. Barneveldt's mother was a daughter of Court, and thereby professed he was heartily sorry for Dr. Anthony Horneck, a well known and popular his offence, and tendered his submission to this effect folpreacher of the time of William III. ; and who, as

lowing. Whereas I lately took upon me to translate

some of David's Psalms, and added thereunto a scauhis biographer, Bishop Kidder, tells us, refused a

dalous table to the disgrace of religion, and to the encou. seat on the Episcopal Bench. After the death of ragement of the contemners thereof, although I have her first husband, Mrs. Barneveldt married se- heretofore declared my intention in so doing, yet I am condly Capt. Warre of Isleworth, but had no heartily sorry for my offence herein, and do humbly ask family by him; she survived him many years. forgiveness for the same of Almighty God, and of the of the first marriage, there were three sons; of

* In the Court of High Commission, Thursday, 20 Ocwhom Robert, the youngest, was the only one tobris, 1631.

people of God the whole Church, promising never to of- cument belong to the former parish, it is probably fend again in the like for the tyme to come. To this he subscribed his name, William Slater. Hereupon he was

the only evidence now remaining as to the baptisms, dismissed and freed of his imprisonment. The Arch- marriages, and burials of the period to which it bishop (Abbot] giving him A VERY SHARP reproof for relates. The register-books now preserved in being ever busy about bables (sic). And the Bishop of that parish begin with the year

1671. GRIME. London called him back, and told him he must there give him admonition of that which from the King he was commissioned, in all his visitations, to make known to all ministers, that they be more careful in their habits; not

Queries. to go like rufflers, as if they were ashamed of their ministry. And this is so common a fault (he said) that

PURGATORY. ministers can hardly be known from other men by their I trust this heading will not startle the usually habit; and therefore, Doctor Slater, said the Bishop, that band is not fit for a minister, nor those cuffs, up to your

abstemious (from politics, religion, and sectary elbows almost.* Dr. S. excused himself, saying that he

matters) correspondents and readers of “N. & Q." was now in his riding clothes. The Bishop replied, that These “mixed questions” being properly excluded if he saw him in the like hereafter, he would look out from its instructive pages, I am not to infringe on some canon or other to take hold of him."

the seigneurial rights of the Editor, who so proDr. Slater, or Slatyer, as it is sometimes written perly exercises the power of exclusion. Although (of whom a memoir occurs in Chalmers's Biogra- perhaps approximating closely to the line of dephical Dictionary), was presented to the rectory of marcation, I think the following will come within Otterden, co. Kent, and died Feb. 14, 1646–7. I the pale of insertion; as I am of opinion its curihave seen three editions of these Psalms of David, osity will divest it of anything bearing on religious which is a very carefully got up performance, one tenets. On looking over some matters " Cuttlebearing date 1643, another 1652, the last without ised” some years since, I found the following: date, and entitled :

which I think possesses as much poetry-on such “Psalms or Songs of Sion, turned into the Language

a subject — as can well be imagined. The Angloand set to the Tunes of a Strange Land, by W. S. In- Norman race of people, who inhabit the baronies tended for Christmas Carols, and fitted to divers of the of Forth and Bargy, county Wexford, are a very most noted and common but solemne tunes every where peculiar class -- about whom much has been said in this land familiarly used and known. London, printed and written. The aborigines of the people. (I by Robert Young.” (No year, but in MS. is added the date of 1642.)

mean the Anglo-Normans) of these baronies, The typography of this work is very beautiful accompanied Strongbow, Raymond, &c., to Ireand curious, the Psalms being printed in four lan; Henry II. These were the immediate descend

land in 1170; and subsequently more came with guages, Hebrew, Greek, Latin, and English ; and what is still more curious, in each language the

ants of the Normans, who accompanied the Constanzas are adapted to rhyme, the English version queror to England over a hundred years before.

I may here mention a few interesting facts conbeing Sternhold “slightly touched.' As, how- nected with this people, for which I can partly ever, I can discover no “scandalous table," as noted in the above Star Chamber report, I am vouch myself. They still retain the Norman inclined to think that the original edition must patronymics (surnames) exactly as I found them have been suppressed, unless, indeed, the book

in Normandy at this day — spelled and pro

nounced the same in both countries. They speak therein alluded to were a totally different work. Can you afford

the original language amongst themselves. Selany better elucidation ?


dom intermarrying with other people, possess

peculiar features and complexions, and are geneBoughtON REGISTERS. Please permit me to rally superior in physical appearance to their make permanent record of the fact, that on Fri- neighbours. Their mode of cultivating the land, day, April 19, a portion of the parish register of too, is different from those about them; but very Boughton, Kent, was sold at Messrs. S. Leigh like the husbandry of Normandy of this day. Sotheby and John Wilkinson's sale rooms. I ap- Their farm-yards, carts, horses, barness (or tackpend a quotation from the Catalogue :

ling), are all so like the French province, that "570 Kent. Note of such Baptisms, Marriages, and when in a market-town in the latter, I for a Burials as have been in the Parish of Boughton, from the moment imagined I was transported by magic 25th March, 1641, to 25th March, 1642, in a hand of the

power into one of Forth, or Bargy, county Wexper iod, signed. Official Abstract of Expences for Ship: ford. On this people there was a highly interestwrights, &c., for a quarter of a, year at Chatham, Oct. ing and elaborate paper read at the last meeting ;

of the British Association in Dublin ; and Mr. E. There are two Boughtons in Kent-Boughton- Hore, the learned and able editor of that highly Malherbe and Boughton-Monchelsea. If this do- respectable newspaper

, the Wexford Independent, * In the margin is this note: “He had on a careless

has from time to time enriched its pages and deruff and deep sleeves."

lighted the public with important information on the subject. I once met a beautiful girl (of course a very copper-plate band. Though they are caall girls are beautiful) of this race of Anglo- viare to myself, they may interest some of your Hibernian Normans, and here commences my readers, and possibly obtain elucidation from some Note. In a conversation (she was highly edu- local antiquary. cated and accomplished by art and nature) on

The Singularities in Brackley. various subjects, at last religion came on inci

* At the sign of the Crown, dentally. She told me there was a tradition - if

An Inn in the Town, indeed I can call it such -amongst her people,

The Borough of Brackley displays that spirits doomed to purgatory were not con

A Church without steeple, demned to material fire, but ordered to wander

A Markett without people,

Two turnpikes, but wretched highways: about the world until they could pick up all the

A Mayor of high rate, hairs that were cut, or otherwise separated from

But no Magistrate, their heads, from the time of birth to death; and

A College without e'er a Fellow, that when this task was accomplished, the purga

A sweet flowing rill

Without e'er a Mill, tory ceased, and the spirit then entered into rest !

And a Crier so old he can't bellow."
I make no comment on this, but give it just as
I had it. I think I remember reading, but cannot

C. W. BINGHAM. tell where, something like this relative to a similar BRICKS IN THEIR PRESENT FORM. Can


of belief in India : or rather, that certain spirits your readers afford information as to the origin of were doomed to wander about before entering making bricks as at present ? Those manufacinto the Elysian fields. Will some correspon- tured in Roman times were in fact large tiles. It dent corroborate this, if anything of the like is is not likely the art was lost, especially as roofing known?

S. REDMOND. tiles seem to have been made in their present

form from very early times. Mr. Hudson Turner ANONYMOUS. - Who are the authors of the (Domestic Architecture, p. 125.), cites Little Wenfollowing works: 1. Essays on Various Subjects of ham Hall, in Suffolk, as the earliest example in Taste and Criticism (Poetical Composition, Pas- England. There is a tradition in Norfolk, that toral Poetry, and on Paradise Lost), 8vo., 'Lond. Caistor Castle is the first building erected with C. Dilly, 1780? The author's name is not given bricks in their modern shape, and that these bricks by Watt in his Bib. Brit. ; 2. Remarks on Mr.

were brought across from Holland. Any information would much oblige

A A. Mason's Elfrida, in Letters to a Friend, 8vo.,

Poets' Corner.
Lond. Tonson, 1752 ? Not mentioned in Watt's
Bib. Brit.

SENNOKE. CHESHIRE PEDIGREES.--Can any reader of “N. ANTS LAYING UP Corn.— I remember that in & Q.” so far oblige me, as to give me the pedigree an account of the famine in India, it was stated in of Filkin of Tattenhall; beginning with John one of the papers, either of March or April (pos- Filkin, æt. 15, anno 1580, and continuing it for

ExquiRO. sibly the Illustrated News), that in some places in the ensuing fifty years ? India the scarcity of food had been so great, that THE CONSTELLATION. the people had had recourse to robbing the nests

“A new invented vessel, named the Constellation, of the white ants, and had taken from them and

intended to sail against wind and tide, has arrived above eaten the corn which they had stored up. Can Blackfriars' Bridge from Bristol. The vessel is about one of your readers oblige me by giving the ac- fifty feet in length, with only one mast, made of iron, and count in full in “N. &®Q.," as I unfortunately 2ontar Sails, similar in shape to 'window-shutters, which

an upright windlass affixed to it; there are twelve horiforgot to note it down at the time ?

are extended or shortened in an instant; on any occaI should also be very glad of references to any sion, the mast, witli all its appendages, is also as quickly arguments or statements of facts by natural his- struck. She has neither blocks, nor any running rigging, torians, as to the fact of the ant storing up corn except a fore and aft stay and cable; her guns, which or provision of any kind. I believe it has been are of curious mechanism, will keep their own elevation." long a moot point among naturalists, and I am The above is a remarkably curious fact in the not aware if yet the question is satisfactorily history of ship building. It is extracted from decided.

The Repository of Arts, Literature, Commerce, 8c., If the account from India be correct, of course published by R. Ackermann, for Feb. 1812, vol. it must be decided in the affirmative—that certain vii. p. 104. Is there anything known of its suospecies of ants do lay by a store of provisions. cess, or its ultimate fate? It appears to give a But which species do, and which do not ?

very early instance of the use of an iron mast. WILLIAM FRASER, D.C.L.

Tarw. Alton Vicarage, Staffordshire.

Countess OF EXETER. — Many years since, I BRACKLEY.—The following doggrel verses were purchased whilst in London, amongst a lot of lately found, amongst some old papers, written in prints, a very interesting one of the second wife

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of the first Marquis of Exeter. This excellent landers upon the Spey, near the Laird of Grant's lady, whose romantic history is so well known, Castle? It may be well to add that the despatch died before her husband was raised to a Marqui- in question is not preserved in the State Paper sate. A pencil memorandum states, that it was Office.

S. T. L. an unfinished engraving from a private plate.

The Long PACK ; A NORTIUMBRIAN Tale.. Very recently I acquired a painting which was described in the Catalogue as "The Flower

of the This interesting Border tale has been inserted by Forest” ; but which was neither more nor less James Hogg, in a collection of fictions, apparently than the original of the before-mentioned en

as his own; but I doubt much if he were the augraving. There was this variation between the thor. His own assertion was worth little, for, in print and the painting, that in the latter the literary matters, he was utterly regardless of

truth. Countess has a cloak thrown over her shoulders, and the ribbon of her rustic bonnet tied round Long Pack

was printed in a popular form at New

Hogg was born in 1792, and died in 1835. The her neck : otherwise there is no difference.

It would be obliging if any information, either castle, in 1817, by Angus; who threw off some as to the engraving or painting, could be given and again been reprinted for popular use.

half-a-dozen copies on fine paper. It has again the latter, a very beautiful specimen of art. In the Catalogue of the paintings at Burleigh there seems no impossibility in his having been

As Hogg was twenty-five years old in 1817, House, there is one of her Ladyship by Lawrence; author of The Long Pack; but I question much and it would be interesting to know if she was painted in a peasant's dress, as occurs in the one

if, even at that age, he could have written an in my possession.

J. M. English tale so free from Scoticisms. From what

source did Angus print the story? Probably some John FRITH, THE MARTYR. -- I shall be ob- literary correspondent, connected with Newcastle, liged to any correspondent who would favour me could throw light on the subject.

J. M. with particulars of the early life of this martyr.

C. J. R.

MOTTOES OF THE STATIONERS' COMPANY.-The M. HARVEY. - Can any of your readers give

present motto of the Stationers is me any account of M. Harvey (Qy. Margaret

“ VERBUM DOMINI MANET IN ETERNUM": Harvey), author of The Lay of the Minstrel's in allusion to the three Bibles which form some of Daughter, a poem in six cantos, with notes, 8vo. the charges of their shield of arms, - for there is Newcastle, 1814? There was a Margaret Har- no doubt they were from the first intended for vey, author of Raymond di Percy, a tragedy, acted Bibles, with the diffusion of which the Company at Sunderland, 1822.

A. Z. have had so much to do; although in the grant PRESIDENT LINCOLN. — Possibly some of the made by the College of Arms, in 3 & 4 Philip and American readers of “N. & Q." can inform me

Mary (1557), they were blasoned only as “ jij whether the President of the United States is

bookes clasped gold.” descended from a family named Lincoln, long early as the year 1677, in the magnificent volume

I find this motto under the Stationers' arms as resident in Lincolnshire ?

, Yorkshire antiquary, married a lady of this race:

entitled London's Armory, published by Richard Elizabeth Lincolne, daughter and co-heiress of Wallis

, Citizen and Arms-painter : but on a cup, William Lincolne, D.D., of Bottesford.

given to the Company by the widow of Mr. AnBenjamin Lincoln, who became a Major-Gene- drew Crook, who died in 1674 (three years ral in the United States army in 1777, and died earlier), the arms of the Company are surmounted in 1816, was almost certainly not of this family. by this motto: His ancestors came from the neighbourhood of

“ PER BENE NATIS MALE VIVRE." Hingham, in Norfolk. (See “ N. & Q.” 1 st S. vi. This seems neither good Latin nor good French, 495.)

EDWARD PEACOCK. and I was disposed to regard it as the blundering Bottesford Manor.

of an ignorant engraver, and its occurrence perTHE OLDEST LIVERYMAN. Who is senior

haps only the temporary whim of the designer of liveryman of the City of London ? I know a

that particular cup; when I found the same motto, gentleman (a school-fellow of Lord Lyndhurst) tioners

" arms in the Harleian MS. 1464, which is

spelt in the same way, placed under the Stawho was admitted to the freedom and livery of the City in October, 1789. Is he the oldest livery fessional herald, and bound up with Cooke's Visi

a collection of London armory, made by a proman living ?


tation of Middlesex. My curiosity, therefore, is Sir THOMAS LIVINGTONE. - Where am I likely again excited to seek for an explanation of this to find a despatch from Sir Thomas Livingtone, enigmatical motto, and for its relation to the written during the rebellion in Scotland of 1689, functions of the Company. to William III., describing the defeat of the High

John Gough NICHOLS.

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