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208 Bp. Berkeley's Family.-Sir Thos. Hunt, of Norfolk. [March, from the rest as younger son's por at Folsham (not Folkham) in Norfolk, tion, for the paper relates only to two where a monument to his memory on mibts of Shenston. I dont know what the north side of the chancel, still rethe word “ mibts" means.

mains, but much defaced by a fire I am anxious also for some informa- which happened there in 1770, by tion on another subject, which I think which several houses were consumed, must be generally interesting, namely, and when the Church also took fire, the descent of the very celebrated Dr. and was burnt in such a manner that Berkeley, Bishop of Cloyne. In the nothing but the walls were left. first account of his life, which may be Sir Thomas Hunt was lord and paseen in the Encyclopedia Britannica, tron of the parish of Folsham, which he is stated to be the son of William he purchased in 1582, of Edward Berkeley, Esq. of Thomastown, a cadet Parker, Lord Morley, and was a beof the family of Earl Berkeley, of nefactor to the poor of the adjoining Berkeley Castle. In his life, written parish of Hilderston, where his anby his brother (who must have known cestors resided, as appears by how the fact stood), he is merely stated nument originally placed at the east to be the son of William Berkeley, end of the south aisle of that parish Esq. whose father came to Ireland church, but removed, when the Church soon after the Restoration, and ob was repaired about twenty years since, tained the collectorship of Belfast, the into the nave; it is probably in mefamily having greatly suffered for their mory of the father and mother of the loyalty to Charles the First. Now it is above Sir Thomas Hunt, and, if so, was well known that Sir John Berkeley, of erected by him. a very distant branch of the Earl of It is a small arched monument of Berkeley's family, suffered greatly for Sussex marble, inlaid with the figures his adherence to Charles the First, of a man, his wife, and their children, but on the restoration was created in brass, above a shield with the arms Lord Berkeley of Stratton, and became and crest of Hunt; and beneath the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland. His title following inscription in old English however became soon extinct, and it characters : seems very probable that the Collector

“ Enter'd a couple heare dothely, that hateof Belfast was a natural son of his,

full deathe did kill, and obtained the Collectorship from Whiche lyvinge loved as man and wife, and his father the Lord Lieutenant, it bent to God there will, being a very natural post for the latter Whose names to tell, thus weare they called to confer in such a case.

that death hathe refte of life, tension contained in the original me

Edmon Hunt the gentilinan, and Margret moir shows that there must have been

hight his wife ;

Children these had fourtene in all, daughters some sort of ground for such a claim,

four, and sonnes tene; while the silence of the Bishop's bro

Two infantes dyed, thre marchants weare, ther on the point, seems to show that

lawiers foure, and one devine ; there was something in it too delicate These Huntes huntinge abrode the chase to allow him to insist on it. This,

one Hunt oute-hunted the rest, coupled with his assertion that the

Who made this stone in memory how God family suffered for their loyalty to his huntinge blest, Charles the First, and our knowledge Who hopes by fayth heaven for his haven that Sir John Berkeley did so suffer,

in Christ that he shall finde, and was afterwards sent to Ireland as Where welcom once no farewell is; suche Lord Lieutenant, seems almost to de

welcome God us sende ! cide the point. The title of Lord

Obiit ille anno Domini 1558, Octobris 11, Berkeley of Stratton died, I believe,

Obiit illa anno Domini 1568, Decembris 3." with his son.

A. S. As the above is not noticed by Par

kin the Norfolk historian, nor has Mr. URBAN,

Ampton, near Bury St. to my knowledge ever appeared in

Edmund's, Feb. 9. print, you will perhaps think it worth IN

your interesting Miscellany, vol. preserving in your columns, and by so xcv. ii. p. 518, you gave a description doing will oblige a constant reader, of a monument in the Church of Cam and one who has venerated this anberwell, Surrey, erected to the me cient monument ever since his boyish mory of Jane, the wife of Thomas days, when taught to read it by the Grimes, esq. (not Sir Thomas), and old parish clerk, then almost the only afterwards of Sir Thomas Hunt, of person in the village who was able to Lambeth Dene, knt. who was buried instruct him.

A. P.

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Ancient Coins, Ring, &c. ,

209 MR. URBAN,

Claremont, near ter Church in Thanet. I send for

Dublin, Jan. 2. your inspection a similar article of I ENCLOSE drawings of two coins, much finer workmanship (Fig. 4). It both, I believe, unpublished, and the is of silver, gilt, and in length, includlatter unique.

ing the moveable ring, 24 inches, the The first (Plate II. Fig. 1), is a breadth across the legend is dths of penny of King John, the obverse bear an inch, and the thickness one-eighth ing the usual legend, JOHANNES REX; of an inch; the weight not quite one the reverse is remarkable by having WILELM. P. ON. DIV., which I am not The two pins, which are supposed aware occurs on any published coin to have confined the end of a leathern until the time of Edward I. when the thong, remain firmly riveted near the name of Robertus de Hadlee appears extremity; the round hole underneath on some of the pennies. I have seen the quatrefoil is very distinct, and I but one other penny of John bearing suppose might be made for the pura similar inscription, which is in the pose of receiving a small hook, by collection of my friend George Petrie, which the article in question and the esq. to whom I am indebted for the scabbard supposed to have been ansubject of the present drawing. nexed to it were more securely sus

The second (Fig. 2) bears on the pended from the belt; the two pins obverse three crowns in a shield, with being scarcely sufficient for supporting a small figure of 1 over it—the legend so heavy an appendage as a sword. obliterated, partly by the coin having The ring proceeds from the mouth of a lost somewhat of its circumference; wolf or some other animal; this is the reverse has a star of 12 points, di also the case with the specimen (which vided by a long cross running out to is now in my possession) engraved in the edge of the coin, the centre of the your volume for 1818; but in that éncross forming a rose. The letters DVBL graving the head of the animal does only remain of what was probably the not appear, original inscription, civiTAS DVBLINIE. I consider that the ring was fasThis coin is copper, and weighs above tened to the belt, and that the legend 7 and nearly 73 grains, which is the was at the end near the hilt of the weight assigned by Simon in his Essay sword ; this idea is confirmed by the on Irish coins (ed. 1810) p. 21, to a appearance of the metal near the top coinage of brass money of Henry VI. of the hole, on the under part, which A.D. 1459; the penny of which was is worn or become thin rather on one to weigh 60 grains, and the eighth part side, and I have no doubt by the fricof the penny 74 grs. Whether this tion of the hook which assisted in should be referred to Henry VI. or, as confining it to the belt. the type would rather lead us to ima Allow me to add a suggestion relative gine, to his rival and successor Edw. to one of the seals engraved in your IV., and to whom I am disposed to number for November 1829; which place it, I leave to more learned an represents a squirrel, and is inscribed tiquaries.

CRECZCECEL. I think it probable that This coin was turned up singly in this belonged to one of the family of the garden of the National Institution Creswell, who bore three squirrels for for the Deaf and Dumb at Claremont their arms, and a squirrel for their crest. near Dublin, and is now (together with Yours, &c. R. ALMACK. the penny of John, already described), in my possession.

J. H.
Mr. Urban,

Stoke Cottage, Gos

port, Nov. 4. THE Ring (Fig. 3) was found within IN your number for July, (p. 17) the last year at Burgh in Norfolk, the your correspondent T. A. presented Garianonum of the antiquary Ives, and you with what I was preparing to ofis now in the possession of John Bruce, esq. F.S.A.

The use of these brass ornaments not

being precisely ascertained, we will not exMR. URBAN, Long Melford, Suf

press a decided opinion; but we must confolk, June 2.

fess that we rather lean to the idea of that IN your number for April last ap correspondent who suggested that they were peared an engraving of a brass relic made to fasten books : see a note to the list found beneath the pavement of Mins of plates at the back of the title-page to our Gent. Mag. March, 1831.

vol. c. part i.-Edit.

210 Roman Antiquities found at Lancing Down. (March, fer-an'account of the Roman Remains in a straight line, from this temple to on Lancing Down, Sussex. He has the great camp called Cissbury, (the therefore saved me the trouble of send. station or camp of Cissa), about a ing drawings of several of the articles mile to the north-west. found, as described by him, to the The room in the centre mentioned correctness of which I am happy to by T. A. was undoubtedly the Sancbear testimony.

tum Sanctorum, into which the priest I visited these interesting remains was accustomed to retreat from the several months ago, and found they worshippers, to hold (as he wished corresponded with the description them to believe) more intimate comgiven, to which I beg to offer a few munion with the Deity. The stucco additional observations.

on the exterior has evidently been That the building, whose foundation sprinkled with some red liquid. Is it alone remains, was a temple, or one too much to suppose it to be the dedicated to religious purposes, there blood of the animals sacrificed ? Boars' can be but little doubt. Its size and tusks and other bones were found. form prove that it was neither a villa The most interesting of the surnor a common residence ; and the un

rounding excavations is the small circommon circumstance of its being sur cular bath, the dimensions of which rounded by graves shows that it was prove that it was used not for comconsidered a sacred spot, and set apart mon purposes, but for sacred ablufor sacred purposes.

tion, connected with the rites of the That it was exclusively British, temple. The narrow bronze spoon Saxon, or Roman, is not probable, represented among the other relics in since remains of all these people have the number for July, was undoubtedly been found in and about it. Several used for the service of religion. of the brooches and bone combs are The small urns found at the bottom exceedingly rude, and are most proba- of the narrow graves (some of which bly British. But there are indubitable are not above a foot in diameter) proevidences of its being chiefly of Roman bably contained the ashes of the workmanship. The tesseræ are such as heart. That which I have in my posare generally found in common pave- session is three inches wide, and two ments of their villas, being formed of deep; a sketch of which (Fig. 5) I pieces of dark grey limestone, about send you. In the grave No. 10, as an inch square. There were also frag, represented by T. A., were the bones ments of common black pottery, and I of a fowl, and a fibula in the shape of have in my possession a few pieces of a cock. The bones were most likely the fine Samian ware made only by those of that bird ; as they have not them. The coins also prove the same. unfrequently been found with the re

It is well known that the Belgæ had mains of the dead. At the bottom of very numerous settlements on the ex an urn discovered in the castle bank tensive downs that are on the southern at Lewes, formerly a Roman station, coast, and at no place are their re almost in a line with those near Lanmains more frequently found than cing, the skeleton of a cock was found, along the range of which Lancing which I saw in the splendid cabinet of Down forms a part. It is therefore G. Mantell, esq. of that place. probable there was a colony on this Mr. Medhurst has made several spot or in the neighbourhood (in sup other interesting discoveries in the port of which I shall presently bring neighbourhood. About a mile from another proof), and that here was the the pavement towards Cissbury, he edifice where their religious rites were opened a tumulus which contained a performed. When the Romans be

skeleton, with the right arm extended, came masters of this part of the coun and in the hand a curious but rudely try, and established themselves in the formed small urn (Fig. 6) about three different camps on the heights, they inches deep, and five wide at the proimproved upon the rude structure of jecting rim that forms the termina-the Britons, and formed a temple ac tion of the bars. This also, which is cording to their own plan that would of an uncommon form, probably conserve for the use of the neighbouring tained the ashes of the heart. stations, which are to be seen on the Being informed by him that several west, north, and east: indeed there is skeletons had been found in digging evidently a narrow raised way, almost for chalk in a large pit, a quarter of a

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