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lis or. The main line was of Llapartb, Mon- payment of a small fee, and certified copies are mouthshire, until 1400. The Greysappor branch furnished at a further charge, as specified in the was there in the great-grandfather of Francis of schedule of fees appearing at the latter reference. 1623. An earlier offshoot took the name of Lewis | There is no collection in the India Office of wills and settled at Llanthewy, co. Mon.

executed at St. Helena, but in many cases tran

Thos. WILLIAMS. scripts of such documents are recorded on tbe Aston Clinton.

official " consultations" in the custody of the

| Registrar and Superintendent of Records. “ PHILAZER(8th S. iii. 28, 97, 154).-If your

DANIEL HIPWELL. correspondent requires any further reference be 17. Hilldrov Crescent. N. may consult Cowel's Interpreter of Law Terms,' 1701, sub “ Filacer." The following quotations

AUTHORS OF QUOTATIONS WANTED (8th S. iii. are from the Rev. T. L. 0. Davies's most useful | 189). —

Indocti discant, et ament meminisse periti. ‘Supplementary English Glossary':

This is the translation of lines 741-2 of Pope's Essay on “The cursitors are by counties; these are the Lord | Criticism

ra Criticism,' which was taken as a motto for Hénault's

whic Chancellor's. The philizers and exigenters are by | Abregé Chronoloo

by Abrégé Chronologique de l'Histoire de France,' in 1744, counties also, and are of the Common Pleas."- North,

and acknowledged as such in the preface to the third Life of Lord Guildford,' i. 186.

edition of that work, in 1749. This appears, in reference - Thomas Winford......had formerly been philazer of

to it, as a new quotation in the eleventh issue, in 1879. of Surrey, &c., and bad surrendered that office into my Büchmann's Geflügelte Worte,' with a special mark' as bands."-Ibid., ii. 47.

such. I am uot aware of any work with an earlier year F. C. BIRKBECK TERRY. in which the history of the line is to be seen. It is “SQUIN” (8th S. iii. 166). - A lady, a native of

common now. Pope's couplet is :

Content, if hence th' unlearn'd their wants may view, Portslade-by-Sea, Sussex, to whom I have com

The learn'd reflect on what before they knew. municated the substance of your correspondent's

There is a note in `N. & Q.,' let 8. xii. 204: “This is the note, asking ber if the local name for the scallop

motto to Laharpe's Cours de Littérature.'” is “ equin" or "quid," is ignorant of such a name

ED. MARSHALL. applied to the “ escallop," i. e., the creature“ with one flat shell and the other oval [=convex, ac

Miscellaneous. cording to her outside view), a pretty crinkled shell." She says, however, there is a much

NOTES ON BOOKS, &c. smaller shell-6sh,

Notes on the Middleton Family of Denbighshire. By W. “ like the escallop, but the shells are both oval. We

Duncombe Pink. (Printed for Private Circulation.)

In this interesting monograph on the Middleton family, call them quenes,' and I have never beard tbem called otherwise. I wish I could get a few to send to

of New River celebrity, Mr. Pink has brought together

a mass of material in a handy form for tbe genealogist. you, but I have not seen any yet this year. They are

It is a remarkable circumstance that considerable diffi. generally caught with the escallopg. My brother is very fond of them, eating them just as he does oysters."

| culty attends the compilation of anything like a satis

factory account of several of the at one time best-known This seems to be what is figured in the ‘Penny branches of this widely spread family, and one of Mr. Cyclopædia 'as Pecten gibbosus. The cyclopædist | Pink's ohjects in reprinting the present pamphlet from says :

the pages of the Chester Courant is the eliciting of new

facts. "Over our own southern coasts, where the sea is

Not the least curious point about the Denbighshire prodigal of its contributions to the table, pectens are

stock which has made the name of Myddelton, or considered a delicacy, and wben well treated by a good

Middleton, so historical is that the name itself is not cook make a rich and gapid dish, as might he expected

the beritage of tbe family by male descent, but was from the name of them when do prepared, Quins."”.

assumed by it on marriage with the heiress of the A very obscure allusion, I must confess.

original line of Middleton on tbe Welsh borders, itself F. AVAMB.

descended from Middleton of Middleton, in Shropshire, 105, Albany Road, Camberwell, S.E.

if this filiation can be substantiated. Mr. Pink, bowever,

speaks but hesitatingly of the original line and its conThe plural here of this fish is "squinces "; they nexions, not venturing beyond the allegation that the are somewhat smaller, and much less toothsome, first undoubted ancestor, Sir Alexander de Middleton.

living 1282, is “thought, but upon very doubtful authothan the escallop.

rity, to have been related to Sir Richard de Middleton, EDWARD H. MARSHALL, M.A.

Chancellor to Henry III., and to William de Middleton. Hastings.

consecrated Bishop of Norwich in 1272."

After these dubieties we may seem bold in offering East India COMPANY'S REGISTER (8th S. ii.

Mr. Pink, from the Genealogist, iv., 1880, p. 171, a 168. jj. 157).-It may be added that copies of possible member of the original mule line in the person wils and administrations received from Bengal of a Roger de Midleton, who occurs as witness on a (from 1728), Madras (from 1736), and Bombay

| couple of undated charters of lands in the parish of

Rochdale, but whose floruit may fairly be assigned, (from 1723), are preserved in the India Office

by means of a dated charter associated with the same under the charge of the Director of Funds. In

lands and parties, to circa 26 Edw, J. This would make gnirers are allowed to inspect these documents on Roger de Midleton of Rochdale a contemporary of Sir

Alexander, and the district in which he is found is at any rate a neighbour land to the Welsh border. It is, perhaps, a somewhat curious coincidence that we should find a John, son of Richard Midleton, of Manchester, baptized at Rochdale in 1598.

Again, in the Lambeth Wills (Genealogist, vi., 1882) we find the will of a fourteenth century parish priest, Thomas Middleton, Rector of Multon, who might possibly have belonged to the line which took its name from Cecilia, heiress of Philip de Middleton, after her marriage with Ririd ap David ap Flaidd, chief of one of the fifteen noble tribes of North Wales. In Misc. Gen. et Her., Second Ser., ii. 250, we find it noted that Isabel, daughter of David o ap Jevan ap Ririd Middleton, married Owen ap Griffith, and was by him ancestress of the family of Mostyn-Owen, heirs of line of Owen of Woodhouse. This is possibly David, elder son of Robert, son of Ririd ap David and Cecilia de Middleton. In a list of the principal inhabitants of London, 1640, printed in the same volume of Misc. Gen. et Her., but not, so far as we can see, referred to by Mr. Pink, we find the following Middletons: p. 52, Broad Street Ward, William Middleton, a “Silkeman”; p. 69, Castle Baynard Ward, Edward Middleton; p. 109, Lime Street Ward, Richard Middleton, merchant. Of these we do not see any clue to the affiliation of Edward, of Castle Baynard Ward, on the stock, whose history Mr. Pink is tracing. William, the “silkeman,” of Broad Street Ward, cannot be identical with the goldsmith, but might possibly, though we doubt it, be the draper of the New River &jo, or both he and Richard, the merchant of Lime Street Ward, might be the Richard and William, sons of Robert Middleton, merchant and skinner, whose son Richard is stated by Mr. Pink, in his “Miscellaneous Notes,” p. 59, to have been “living in 1623, and then about twenty years of age.” It is doubtful, however, seeing that the William of that family was the ninth son of Robert, Richard being the fifth, whether he could well have been so established in business by 1640 as to be reckoned among the “able men” for the City contributions of that year towards the king's needs. The history of the latest surviving baronetcy in the Middleton family, that conferred upon Sir Hugh, of New River fame, is quite a striking chapter among those vicissitudes of families to which the late Sir Bernard Burke devoted some of his most interesting writing.

Boke off Recorde, or Register of Kirkbiekendall. “E: {{ R. S. Ferguson, LL.M. F.S.A. (Kendal, Wilson; Carlisle, Thurnam). WE have abridged the very long title-page which the Elizabethan compiler of this interesting old manuscript thought it well to frame. There are not many things in which we are more like the men of the earliest days of the printing-press and less like those of the latter part of the sixteenth and of the whole of the seventeenth century than in the way in which we make the titles of our books. The title of a volume issued when rinting was in its infancy, often consists of a single ine only; later authors delighted in making their titles a kind of table of contents. It is well that, with some divergency in arrangement, we have fallen back on the earlier practice. The volume before us seems carefully edited, but we are sorry to find, from Mr. Ferguson's preface, that a part of the text is made from a modernized transcript. The reasons for this are given in the preface, but we cannot regard them as other than unsatisfactory. It is impossible, without occupying far more space than we have at our command, to give an idea of the centents of this remarkable volume. It will be of great

interest to all who wish to realize what the municipal lise of our forefathers was like. It shows, as but few other documents do, how very free, from one point of view, the Kendal townsmen were, and how much shackled from others. They were spared the outside thraldom from which the indwellers of many of the continental towns suffered, while, on the other hand, they were fast bound by their own native authorities. We could not live under such restrictions now; but boroughs such as Kendal were excellent schools for our growing liberty.

Though Kendal can never have been a very populous place, the number of trades of which the town authorities took cognizance was very considerable. Among them were shearmen, whilters, cardmakers, armourers, and several others which we should hardly have expected to find there,

Some of our friends have an idea that the wish to restrict the numbers of places where strong drinks are sold is one of the moral improvements of our own century. The idea had occurred to the authorities of Kendal at least so early as the month of January, 1603. It is not easy to make out how many inns and alehouses were considered needful for the population. The list of them given on p. 75 contains the names of thirty-six proprietors, four of them being women, but it is certain from the dates given in the margin that the whole of these were not keeping open house at the same time. The editor tells his readers, in a note, that All Hallows Eve was here called “nutcrack night,” because it was on that day the custom to crack large quantities of nuts and in some way or other to tell fortunes by them. This piece of folk-lore was noticed long ago by Hone in the “Every Day Book.’

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