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John Darby, and bad several children. His the rose-tinted glasses of Charles Reade, should find portrait, by Dance, is in the possession of his great- peace in the faith which brought little save disgrandson, the Rov. George Alexander Blair. quietude to the illustrious Irishwoman of the

A, T, M. eighteenth century. W. J. LAWRENCE.

Comber. PEG WOFFINGTON'S RECANTATION.-Ope picturesque episode in the life of Mrs. Woffington BUNYAN : STERNE. - In chapter iv, of vol. i. of bas not, I think, been treated by any of her various | Tristram Shandy,' the author says

“As my life biographers, from the anonymous hack who wrote and opinions.......if I conjecture right, will......be the scurrilous "Memoirs, published by Swan no less read than the 'Pilgrim's Progress' itself." during the actress's lifetime, down to Mr. Fitz- In a French translation, "par M. Frénais (Londres, gerald Molloy and Dr. Augustin Daly.

1784),” to the rendering "Mon Livre sera au moins Burke, in writing to his old schoolfellow Mat- aussi couru que les ' Progrès du Pélerin,'” the folthew Smith, shortly afrer bis arrival in London, lowing note is appended : "Maavais Livre Anglois in 1750, says :

dont un Ministro Presbytérien est auteur. C'est

R. R. DEES. "I expect in a day or two to be introduced to Miss uno de nos capucinades."

Wallsend. Woffington, our countrywoman. She is rapidly rising into theatrical fame; I could wish to publish a few anecdotes of her. She is of low origin, it is true, but

Ghost MINERS. —Sinistrarius, in his quaint talents and nature often avenge themselves on fortune in book on demoniality and incubi and succabi, of this respect. The roses of Florida spring out of the which a French translation, "publié d'après le finest soil : they are the fairest in the universe, but they manuscrit original découvert à Londres en 1872," emit no fragance. I recollect that she read her recanta appeared in 1876 under the title tion in a little country church somewhere in the

“ De la Démonialite et des animaux incubes et succubes county of Cavan, Mr. Fleming, of Stabalmuck, wrote some verses on that occasion. I wish you could procure où l'on prouve qu'il existe sur terre des créatures raisona copy of them for me as soon as possible."

ables autres que l'homme, ayant comme lui un corps et

une âme, naissant et mourant comme lui, rachetés par To this portion of Burke's letter his friend N. 8. Jésus-Christ et capables de salut ou de damnation," replied as follows:

and who wrote in the seventeenth century “de “As to Miss Woffington, I can recollect very little l'Ordre des Mineurs Réformés de l'étroite Obof her. She was born in Dublin, read her recantation in servance de Saint-François," quotes with approval the parish church of Lurgan, near Virginy, in the county from Georgius Agricola as to mysterious figures of Cavan, before the Rev. Mr. Sterling, who was a great in pits, whom he supposes to be incubi. He says : musician. Mr. Fleming did write some verses on that occasion, but it is not easy to procure them; for you L'apparition de petits hommes de cette sort est fréknow he's great man-a Justice of the Peace, and one quente dans les mines métalliques, comme l'enseigne of the Grand Jury. They began thus, I think:- Gregorius (sic) Agricola, dans son livre • De Animal, subAnd now the sun, revolving to the west,

terran. Ils se font voir aux mineurs vêtus des mêmes Bequeath'd tho weary'd bemisphere to rest;

habits qu'eux ; ils jouent et badivent ensemble, rient, And now the moon, in milder glories dight, plaisantent, jettent aux mineurs de petites pierres en Resum'd the peaceful empire of the night.

manière de jeu; et c'est alors bon signe, dit l'auteur préI can recollect no more, and I don't know that these cité : on est sûr de découvrir quelque riche rameau ou

même un tronc d'arbre minéral” traduit du Latin, par are correct,"

Isidore Liseux. Seconde édition. Paris, Isidore Liseux, In all probability the Woffington renounced her 1876. allegiance to the Church of Rome during the period Grimm (Deutsche Mythologie,' iii. 129) quotes of her visit to Dublin with Garrick in 1742. But from the most famous of Agricola's books, De re what induced her to stray from the faith of her metallica,' briefly to the same effect,fathers and to visit this out-of-the-way church to “Daemon subterraneus truculentus bergleufel, mitis declare her apostasy are points not readily deter- bergmenlein, kobel, gultel, oder daemon metallicus bergminable. Under the hope that some information menlein, wegen dessen man eine ‘fundige zech' liegen would be unearthed throwing light on the mystery, lässt." --- Georg. Agricola de re metallica,' libri xii. I set about making careful and patient inquiry

Basileæ, 1657, s. 704.* when in the neighbourhood of Virginia, some few

Wirt Sykes says the Welsh coblynau keep up months ago. Unfortunately, I only succeeded in exactly the same practices to the present day:discovering that the parish church in question

“ The coblynau are described as being about half a (which, from all accounts, remained to the last a yard in height and very ugly to look upon, but extremely favourite place for the reading of recantations) was dress is a grotesque imitation of the miner's garb, and

good natured, and warm friends of the miner. Their destroyed by fire early in the present century, and they carry tiny hammers, picks, and lamps. They work with it whatever scanty registers may have been busily, loading ore in buckets, fitting about the shafts, preserved there. Perhaps it is somewhat in keeping with the is from Agricola's ' De Animantibus subterraneis liber,'

* Prof. Ferguson informs me that Grimm's quotation eternal fitness of things that the most popular first printed by Froben at Basel in 1854, in small 8v0 representative of Peg Woffington, as seen through signature f 5 recto.

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turning tiny windlasses, and pounding away like mad. punctuation and spelling, and in one case the word men, but really accomplisbing nothing whatever. They cones is altered to "peaks," which proves to me have been known to throw stones at the miners when that R. H. S. in writing his statement bad not enraged at being lightly spoken of; but the stones are harmless. Nevertheless all miners of a proper spirit carefully collated the text. The variations I now refrain from provoking them, because their presence point out are, so far as I am aware, entirely hrings pood luck."— British Goblios' (1880), p. 24; see unknown.

G. J. GRAY, also p. 29.

Cambridge.
WILLIAM GEORGE BLACK.
Glasgow.

A VICAR OF BRAY.—The famous song which [An English translation of the work of Sinistrarius describes the accommondating conscience of a appeared in 1879 (Ligeux, Paris).]

certain Vicar of Bray renders interesting the “TAE ALLEGED DECLINE OF SCIENCE.'- A

allusions in the following letter, dated in 1715, to pamphlet was published in 1831 entitled “On the had lately been,

Vicar of Bray. The generally

an apparently real individual, who was then, or Alleged Decline of Science in England. By a Foreigner," with an introduction by Faraday. It accepted theory is, I believe, that the hero of is written in answer to Babbage. Halkett and the song was Vicar of Bray from 1540 to 1588. Laing give no help to the author's name, but I The letter which I now print certainly suggests think it may confidently be ascribed to Prof. that the conduct of a much later Vicar of Bray Gerard Moll, of Utrecht. In Vincent's Catalogue sideration of those who know more about the true

was in 1715 being talked about. For the conof the Library of the Royal Institution it is said to be by Prof. Moll (index and p. 310); and a copy writer of this note, here is the letter :

history and incidents of the song than does the in my possession, bought in the year of publication by a purchaser of great precision, a member of the

London, Octobr ye — 1715. Royal Institution, is endorsed "Prof. Mohl of 80 correspondent to ye case & security of yo prt Governm

My Lord,-The late prudent & necessary purgations Utrecht.” Now, in Bence Jones's “Life and Letters & lovers of our happy settlement inspires me to offer my of Faraday,' vol. ii. p. 52, is a letter to Faraday, feeble but well meant aids for rooting out ye reliques by purporting to be from Prof. Mohl, and dated acquainting for Lordship, of there was a scrutiny made Utrecht, Nov. 15, 1833. I can see no other men

into the demeanour & conduct of ye Vicar of Bray, & his tion of him in the book; but on turning to 'Series progeny doubtless his lofty & peevish strain merits extra

ordinary cognizance ye vein by proximity of blood Professorum qui......publice docuerunt aut etiam descends to his eldest & second son they being deeply num docent,' Traject, ad Rhenum, 1861, 8vo. (Brit. tainted with y Poison his eldest enjoying a post without Mus. Catal., 8.V. Academies, Utrecht"), I find acting tho'. I presume bo must of luto have taken ye Gerard Moll, Professor of Mathematics and Astro Oaths yet it is plainly evident his bebaviour savours of nomy at Utrecht, Sept. 11, 1812, and he was of ye now best Constitution yo second being unduly

undecency being diametrically opposite to ye Supporters entered in the "order of Teachers of Mathematics shufied into a good place over other peoples heads by ye and Natural Pbilosopby" on the rearrangement of awfull sway of his good Dada could not, notwithstand. the University in 1815. He was born at Amster-ing his irregular promotion contain himself within ye dam, Jan. 18, 1785, and died Jan. 17, 1838. No limits of modesty but belch'd out contumelious lanother Moll or Mobl appears in the list of professors, bouring Justice told me of it) and yet these to be nour

guage in derogation of yo honor of our Supream (a neighat any rate at all near this period.

ished & kept as darlings under ye patronage of a non J. POWER HICKS. Pareil for I am bold to say he has been yo Instrument

of bringing more wbimsical & cbimerical notions into UNSTAMPED NEWSPAPERS, 1744.—

acts; than all bis predecessors on yt Station could ever Wednesday (March 14, 1744), Maybella Smith and pretend to pay yo wretch is elevated and proud of ym Frances Bowles were committed to Clerkenwell Bridewell to generally assuming others projects as his own and then by Sir Thomas De Veil, for selling and exposing to sale misses them for wch he is hated & not without cause, & unstamp'd News Papers contrary to the form of the when it was more in bis power an Observation worth Statute in that case made and provided."- Penny London notice to be sure he preferred ye high pinnacle men of Morning Advertiser, No. 138, March 14-16, 1744. wch some lately have been justly dismiss'd & if be had

H. H. S. been in ye Number he had been unlamented unless per

haps one Gen'man who some years ago for some grand "TENNYSONIANA.'-In Tennysoniana' (second matter yt he had obliged him ovt bis Office made him & edition, 1879), p. 172, referring to Tennyson's 'Tim- Noble prt of ye bost of wines & yo quantity being too buctoo,” is this statement: "Reprinted several times large to sneek into his own house he was put to his neck in the successive collections of Cambridge Prize stairs was ye storehouse pitch'd upon and 'yo being come

verse where to stow it; the Cellar under ye Parliam Poems.'” This statement is wrong. "Timbuctoo' to make yo usual search for Gunpowder the merry has only been reprinted once, in a collection of Brittons to their wonderful amzemt found Bacchus in

Cambridge Prize Pooms' issued in 1859. No lieu thereof they began to carouse freely & haveing other collection of these prize poems has been issued, great plenty before ym like good natured fellows called deither has the 1859 volume been reprinted. In & then conveyed away wi was possible but unhappily in

in their Comrades y posse to their assistance who quaff'd addition to the misprint which is mentioned in ye interim yo Son in law ye Wyer Drawer (who also enjoys • Tennysoniana,' there are various alterations in a good post) seasonably interposing laid claim to je residue

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& so stoped their carreer & so with what he reserved & y during Stephen's reign, and that the events rabble had squandred very few hogsheads came to ye old recorded in the ballad took [lace in the Gentleman's share; A very true bill from your Lordships days of Henry II. Others tell us that both most Obliged & Ever Obedient Humble Servt.

D. A., 1715. belong to the same period—the reign of Henry II. me La Pritz Turn Over.

The ballad, I suspect, first saw the light during For a Gen'man to subscrible bis name to acquire yo the eighteenth century; the lines which I have Noble Title of an Informer is no desirable thing ; Yet quoted are certainly nearly 300 years old. I want good will and truth still remains ye same.

to know the earliest mention (1) of these three Endorsed :

lines, (2) of the whole ballad. If the former are Oct. 1715, D. A. Abt Sons of yo Vicar of Bray. to be found in Holinshed's 'Cbronicles,' I shall be To the Right Honoble y® Lord Townsend Secretary of obliged if some reader will refer me to the edition State at bis Office at Whitehall. These.

and page. It is, perhaps, hardly necessary to say From State Papers, Dom., Geo. I., Bundle 4, that Bungay is in Suffolk. The ballad appears in No. 16.

H. Ford's 'Suffolk Garland,' in Suckling's History

of Suffolk,' and in Glyde’s ‘ New Suffolk Garland.' GEORGE KIRBYE AND THE TRIUMPAS OF

CHARLES S. PARTRIDGE. Oriana.'-In my edition of George Kirbye's ‘Madrigals' (1597) I drew attention to the fact

'From OXFORD TO ROME.'—This book, which that there were two editions of the Triumphs of excited a good deal of attention and interest, was Oriana' (1601). In some copies (e. g., that published anonymously in 1847, at the time of belonging to the Music School, Oxford) Kirbye's the famous Oxford tracts. The author was a young contribution is a six-part madrigal,“ With Angel's lady, and a first cousin of mine. I am told by ber face and brightness ” ; in others this is replaced by brother, who is still living, in his eighty-fifth year, “Bright Phæbus greets most clearly." I had not that she was so worked upon by the Roman noticed that the music to these two sets of words Catholic party that she made a recantation, and is precisely the same. Consequently in my notice confessed to having committed a great sin in of Kirbye in the ‘Dict. Nat. Biog.' I spoke of writing this book, which told against the Roman them as two separate compositions. This is

Church, and that this was published in the newsmistake. It may be conjectured that Kirbye papers of the day. Can you verify or contradict wrote his music to the words “ With Angel's face this ?

Geo. REDFORD. and brightness,” to which it is better suited; but as WALTER LONG.-Can any of your these were also set by Daniel Norcome, the editor spondents inform me whether the Walter Long, of the Triumphs'apparently thought it advisable Esq., of South Wraxhall, near Batb, who died in to supply new words to Kirbye's composition.

1807, left any issue ; also whether bis four sisters G. E. P. ARKWRIGAT. Adbury House, Newbury.

were ever married ?

G. DEEKS. OLDEST TREE IN THE WORLD.-The Rev. W. Queries.

Tuckwell, in ‘Tongues in Trees and Sermons in

Stones' (George Allen, 1891), says, p. 85: “The We must request correspondente desiring information oldest living tree in the world is said to be the on family matters of only privato interest to affix their Soma cypress of Lombardy. It was a tree forty names and addresses to their queries, in order that the answers may be addressed to them direct.

years before the birth of Christ." But Alphonse

Karr, in his “Voyage autour mon Jardin' • THE PLEASANT HISTORY OF THE KING AND Waroe & Co., translation edited by Rev. J. G. LORD Bigod of BUNGAY.'—This ballad has been Wood), says, p. 39, of the baobab (Adansonia several times printed. I cannot trace it further digitata), “ It is asserted that some exist in back than to Ford's 'Suffolk Garland," which was Senegal that are five thousand years old.” I sball published in 1818. Can any reader tell me who be glad of any information as to the extreme was the author ? Several writers have asserted longevity of trees, and as to which is the longest

lived

M. J. T. that the three lines which occur, with slight altera

genus. tion, at tbe end of every verse are to be found in Holidshed's 'Chronicles.' I bave searched several in the parish of Marylebone, was desigped by the

CHURCH DESIGNED BY LINDSEY.—What church, editions in vain. These lines are printed in late Mr. W. H. Lindsey ?' It must have been Camden’s ‘Britannia,' edition of 1607, but not in between 1830 and 1840, when there were not many that of 1600. I quote them from the edition of churches in the parish. FRANK R. CANA. 1607 :

40, St. Lawrence Road, Notting Hill, w, Were I in my Castle of Bungey Vpon the river of Waueney,

THEATRICAL ENGRAVING BY KENT.- In the I would ne care for the king of Cockney.-P. 340. Print Room of the British Museum there is preSome writers say that this boast was made served a small engraving, without title, ascribed to

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William Kent, Hogarth's contemporary, depicting whence) and laid by his side. Formerly the a dungeon keep with a flight of steps in the back- monument was crowned by a shield, on which ground. A curiously theatrical smack is given to these arms were painted, Quarterly of four, 1 and the whole by the presence of a male prisoner, 4, Sable, a fess arg., in chief three battleaxes palechained to a post and listening to the appeals of a wise of the second, with a label ; 2 and 3, Arg., a lady standing by. Can any reader of N. & Q.' lion ramp. and semée of crosslets fitchy gules. Crest, say what contemporary play (c. 1730) this scene a dog sejant arg., spotted with blood, hoofed or. was taken from ?

SCARAMOCCIO.

For these arms see Gent. Mag., xiii., under

the head of “Honiton." Now, who was this Sir HEREFORD CATHEDRAL. Will some reader James Sheppard ; and was his wife's name Fowler? kindly inform me in what year the tower of this

R. A. F. cathedral was lifted, and supported on each of its Reading four sides on beavy baulks of timber, tied with iron bolts, and ground pioned ? The money was

GOSTLING FAMILY.-Can any of your readers give found by the House of Commons, and repaid by me some information about the family of the Rev. the Ecclesiastical Commissioners. A gentleman William Gostling, author of ' A Walk in and about who saw it, thinks it was either in 1843 or 1848. the City of Canterbury,' who died in 1777 ? Was Any information on this subject will be much be in any way connected with the Le Grand family, appreciated.

H. HUMPHRIES. which resided in Canterbury and must have been

contemporary with him? I have an idea that the BACHELORS' DOOR OR PORCA.-In 'Notes on Gostlings and Le Grands were related to each All Saints' Church, Winterton, Lincolnshire, con other—but how? One member of the Gostling tributed by me to the Associated Societies' Reports family was an officer in the Royal Artillery about after the Lincolnshire Society's visit in June, 1888, that period. What relation was he to Rev. William I wrote:

Gostling? In the notice of the latter in ‘Dict. “I believe this (the north porch) used to be called

Nat. Biog.' it says his family were all comThe Bachelors' Porch'; certainly the men-servants and memorated on an oval marble tablet on the west other poor men, previous to the reseating of the church, side of the cloisters at Canterbury." Will any one ueed to sit in a long pew or stall on the north side of the kindly furnish me with a copy of the inscription on church, and the maid-servants in one on the south side." it? Can the.Walk in and about Canterbury be I now see that at Kidlington, Oxfordshire, the got now?

E. JACOB. north door_was, c. 1825, “usually called the 5, Courtenay Place, Teignmouth, 8. Devon, Batchelors' Door” (* Three Oxfordshire Parishes,' Oxf. Hist. Soc., 1893, p. 361). Other instances QUEEN'S PLAYERS.- I should be glad if any would be interesting, as showing a survival of one would tell me who were the “Queen's Players" division of the sexes in church existing long after before 1576. (I am generally referred to F. G. married people "sat" together. J. T. F. Fleay's 'Shakespeare Manual, but this does not Bp. Hatfield's Hall, Durham,

touch my question.)

C. C. STOPES. SIR JAMES SHEPPARD, KNT., SERJEANT-AT-Law. “SHALL" OR " Will. '- In that stirring poem, -At the east end of the south chancel aisle of "The Armada, a Fragment,' by Macaulay, occur St. Michael's, Honiton, Devonshire, is a marble the lines :monument to Jas. Sheppard, eques auratus and Night sank upon the dusky beach, and on the purple sea, serjeant-at-law, of Lawell, Chudleigh, Devon, Such night in England ne'er had been, nor e'er again who died 1730, aged forty-nine. At this time he

shall be, was M.P. for Honiton. The treasurers of Lincoln's Ought not Macaulay to have used will ? Will and Gray's Inns and the Inner Temple tell me would denote a prediction on his part, and we all they can find no trace of bim in their registers. I may predict; but shall indicates a promise with therefore assign bim to the Middle Temple. He regard to England's future, which neither Macaulay had a residence in Honiton, and first contested the nor any one of us is able to make. borough in 1710. The Rector of Chudleigh writes

F. C. BIRKBECK TERRY. me there is no trace of him in his parish registers, and Mr. Sheppard, of Irongates, Frome, whose

THE CATALOGUE OF BOOKSELLERS' CATALOGUES. pedigree has been published, says Sir James is not

-What library possesses on its catalogue the of his family. Sheppard was created serjeant in longest list of those valuable historical and biblio1725 ; when he was knighted I know not, but a

graphical documents, booksellers' catalogues ? deed dated 1729, to which he was a party, calls

PALAMEDES. him “esquire."

Paris. His will gives no clue to his parentage, but he directs that he should be buried HOBBY-HORSE.—Will some one who is acquainted in the family vault, Honiton, and that his with the early bistory and the pedigrees of our wife's body should be brought (he does not say ancient folk-customs give me information concern

ing the ancestry of the hobby-horse, now or till to which his grandmother belonged. I already lately a character in Yule-tide mummeries? What know all that is stated respecting this branch of Was his parentage-beathen or Christian-and what the Rutters in vol. xii. of the Reliquary. part did he play in the popular amusements of our

F. HUSKISSON. fore-elders ? Where, may I also inquire, is he still Hill Brow, Warlingham, to be met with ? Not many years ago be was to be seen among every troupe of Lincolnshire this saying common now? It used to be very

“LOOKING FROM UNDER BRENT HILL.”—Is “plough.jacks.” Does be ever accompany them on their circuit at the present time; and is he still popular in Devonshire fifty or sixty years ago.it flourishing in the Midlands and north of the is said of a sullen, frowning person in an ill Humber? Is it supposed that the hobby-horse humour, Brent Hill indicating the eyebrows. bas any connexion with the goblio steed of rural

S. J. A. F. districts, who is none other than Puck in one of MISTAKE IN READING PRAYERS.-From Wiltbis numerous disguises ? T. R. E. N. T. shire I hear that a notion exists that if a clergy[See l* 8. i. 245; 61b 8. ii. 363, 397, 418.] man makes a mistake in reading prayers there

will be a death during the week. Is this a local ROUSSEAU AND TAEODORE PARKER.— I have been belief, or not?

PAUL BORLEY, told that the great American, in one of his lectures

FEAST OF ST. MICHAEL. - Did this feast in or sermoos, denounced the great Swiss as the most unmitigated blackguard that ever made a the old calendar fall at the same time of year as Dame in literature. I do not know that I am our present Michaelmas ? I am desirous of asverbally correct, but the above is the sense as it certaining the day of the week and of the month was reported to me. Parker was a man given to on, which it fell in 1396. Can any reader of

A. M. S. righteous anger and strong language, so the above ‘N. & Q.' help me ? is by no means impossible; but before accepting it “ HOSPITALE CONVERSORUM ET PUERORUM."I must have an exact reference. Can any of your These words are spoken by Dngdale on the foundareaders help me thereto ?

AXON.

tion of St. Thomas's Hospital. The word “ConJOHN James Halls, or COLCHESTER, PORTRAIT

versorum " rather puzzled me, but I arrived at the PaintER.–Can any information be obtained of the conclusion that it must mean converts, and I find

But converts from descendants of this eminent artist, who was born Mr. Walford so interprets it. at Colchester 1791, and died 1834 ? He is said what? Evidently it was, I suppose, a home for to have been named after Jean Jacques Rousseau. cast out by their own community. But who were

those who had adopted the Christian faith, and were His mother, who died in 1813, was Amelia, they? Jows, or who? I should be glad of any younger pister of John Garnett, Dean of Exeter, information or suggestion on this point, and as soon who died March 12, 1813, and was buried at Farleigh Wallop, Hants. The dean's portrait was

as possible.

CAARLOTTE G. BOGER.

St. Saviour's, Southwark. painted by J.J. Halls, and engraved by C. Turner. Is it known wbat has become of the original HERALDIC.-Can any of your readers tell mo picture ? Tbomas Halls, a son of J. J. Halls, how and when the Waldegraves, of Essex, first is stated to have become a police magistrate in quartered in their arms three beebives ? London. The elder sister of the dean was married

C. C. STOPES. to General Humphry Evans Lloyd, whose son, Hannibal Evans Lloyd, held some appointment in information concerning a bit of metal, which looks

OLD COIN OR TOKEN. I should be glad of the Post-Office, until bis death in 1847. F. BROOKSBANK GARNETT.

outside like copper, but where worn like brass. It

is an inch and one-fifth in diameter, and weighs John Hughes, OF STRETTUN-ON-THE-Foss, co. more than a halfpenny. On the lower half it has WARWICK.—This eccentric antiquary, of whom inscribed round it " 13 Conduit St. London," there is a long account in the Gentleman's Magazine while round the top-in the same circle, but in for 1797, vol. ii. p. 827, loft various genealogical larger letters, which are placed so as to be read manuscripts. The pedigree of his family, written without turning the coin—is an inscription, the on vellum, he bequeathed (Will P.C.C., 1796) to first portion effaced, the rest reading "......min & Edward Oakeley Gray, Esq., of Buckingham, and Sons." Nothing can be distinguished in the be seems also to have left a MS. family register. centre. On the reverse is the side figure of Some notes from the latter relating to the Free a bird with an inscription over it. Both are much maps (his mother's family) were communicated to worn, but seem to be somebody's crest and motto. che Genealogist, vol. iii., by Mr. F. Scarlett Potter From the inscription I take it to be some kind of in 1879. I should be glad to ascertain where these token; but of the probable date and ase of the documents now are, and wbether the family register same I am anxious to be enlightened. referred to contains also notes of the Rutter family,

J. L. B.

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