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392 Mining temp. Henry VIII.- Parliamentary Surveys. (May, a debt upon the Hospital,) was ex- of the Kinges mynde in Suff by the Kinges pended on repairs.

commaundement certefyed, &c. for their The two other papers are of less in- costes and charges, and also for their wagis, terest ; the first being an acknowledg- werkinge, and laboringe there in the sayde ment from the ten Beads women of the mynde or myndes, for their finall dispatch receipt of their quarter salary, dated hether, vjli. xiijs. iiijd. 26 Dec. 1699, signed with their names, The above excerpts are made from and the other a petition of the upper

a Household Book of Henry in the overseers and ancient inhabitants of library of the Royal Society, M$. the Hospital and precinct thereof, to Norf. 97, ff. 38, b. 39, b. and 35, and the Earl of Feversham, Master, de- they serve to illustrate a passage in a siring him to cause the fees of burial letter from the Bishop of Bayonne, in the church, choir, or church-yard, the French Embassador then resident to be made out and affixed in some in England, to M. de Montmorency, convenient place, so that for the fu- dated London, 25 Jan. 1529, in which ture no one might be "vexatiously he writes : “Je ne veulx, Monsieur, burdned.”

K.N. oublier à vous dire que l'Ambassa

deur de Hongrye a persuadé ung OsMr. URBAN,

May 10.

sestre, qui estoit icy pour les Mines IN the “ Privy Purse Expenses of chercher, de s'en retourner en Alle

d'or que le Roy d'Angleterre faisoit Henry the Eighth,” p. 69, is an en

maigne,” &c. See Le Grand's Hist. try of money paid towards the work

du Divorce de Henry VIII. tom. iii. ing of a mine belonging to the King at Lantrissen, in Glamorganshire. In the notes it is presumed by the Editor light might be thrown on the subject

But the source whence the greatest to be a new fact, in Henry's charac, of mining in this

and preceding reigns, ter, that he should have interested is the Chapter House, where, accordhimself in mining. This is very true, ing to the Report published by the possibly, so far as our historians are

Commissioners of Records in 1800, concerned in their view of the King's reign and pursuits, but it is incorrect, of gold and silver in Gloucestershire

p. 41, are preserved Leases of Mines if supposed to rest on the sole autho- and Somersetshire, from the time of rity of the above passage. That Henry Richard the Second, and several Bunspeculated also in the same way in dles of Letters relative to the same, Suffolk (and probably elsewhere), but the following extracts will prove his with Instructions and Contracts, temp. plans, like the El Dorado of adven

Henry VIII.

Ω.

Yours, &c. turers of a subsequent reign, seem to have ended in disappointment :

In reply to the inquiry of ANTIQUARIUS, “ July, ao xxx°[1538.] Item, payde to

respectiog a copy of the Parliamentary SurRichard Candishe by the Kinges commaunde- vey in 1650, besides the one at Lambeth, it ment, certefyed by my Lord Privy Sealis

may be assumed, from the present defective l're, and other the Kingis Commissioners state of our knowledge as to what really exjoyned we him, to have the ouersight of the ists in Record Offices, that there is no other Kingis myndes of golde in Suffolke, and to

complete copy in being. In the Official Reconvey certeyoe fyners and other artifficers turn from the Land Revenue Office, is menthere, for the tryall of the vre there, the tioned « Parliamentary Surveys," temp. somme of xx li.

Cromwell, in 14 vols. but these would appear -« Item, paide to Will'm Wade, seruaunte not to be the Ecclesiastical Survey. Tranto Si Piers Edgecombe, Knight, lxs. for scripts or duplicates of the possessions of his costes and expences bryngioge vp' he- the several Cathedrals of Bristol, Chichester, ther from Cornewalle, at his owne charge, Ely, Lichfield, St. Paul's, Salisbury, Wells, Mavuel George and Will'm Wynget, myn- Winchester, and Worcester, are also preers, to be sent at this tyme into Suff', to

served in the respective libraries of the trye and werke at the newe myne, to the Deans and Chapters, and probably more, saide George Manuel and Will'm for yir not specified in the slovenly Reports sent in charges, goynge downe to Suff, vpon a to the Commissioners of Records. To these reconnynge of their wagis, by the Kingis may be added that a complete and accurate commaundement, certefyed, &c. vili. transcript of that part of Oliver's Survey,

“September, a'. xxx°. Item, payde to relating to Dorsetshire, has lately been purWill'm Wyndet, mynder, and 'Manuell chased by the Trustees of the British MuGeorge, fyner, at this time depeched vute seum, for the use of the public.

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393 Mr. URBAN, Shrewsbury, May 10. had seen and knowu the world, left it Oct. AS a further illustration of Shrop. 22, 1701, in the 34th year of his age.

He shire Topography, you will receive was son and heir to the most excellent Sir inclosed a view and description of the

Richard Corbett, by the Lady Victoria, his Church of Leebotwood ; and of the

wife, who was daughter and co-beiress to

Sir William Uvedale of Wickham, in the neighbouring Chapel of Longnor, which makes a pleasing feature in Right Honble the Lady Mildred Cecil, *

county of Southampton. He married the Longnor park, the residence of the

youngest daughter of the Right Honble Ven. Archdeacon Corbett.

James Earl of Salisbury, by whom he had Leebotwood is a parish in the Hun- issue four sons, Richard, Edward, Thomas, dred of Condover, the diocese of Lich- Francis, and one only daughter Elizabeth. field and Coventry, and deanry and “ Relictæ Honorabili revera Dominæ, archdeaconry of Salop. The Church, necnon ramusculis bonæ spei singulis, omnia dedicated to St. Mary, is an unadorná det Deus, 'nunquam non prosperė. ed structure of considerable antiquity,

“Stemmate quam celebris fuitingenioque paterno,

Proh dolor! hic pulvis spurcus utrumq. tegit; It is of one pace; the ceiling is coved ;

Quis generis famam, quis ineptis jacet acumen, there is a gallery at the west end';

the Nate Dei, fælix, si sapis ac animæ." chancel rises one step from the body Arms. Quarterly, 1 and 4, Or; two of the Church. The tower contain's Ravens in pale, within a bordure Gules, three bells. The whole length of the Bezantée, Coryell of Longnor ; 2 and 3, Church is 594 feet, the breadth 21 Argent, a cross moliné Gules, Uvedąle; feet. From the Church-yard is a beau- impaling, Barry of ten, Argent and Azure, tiful and extensive view, including the

six escutcheons Sable, each charged with a celebrated Caer Caradoc hill. As this

lión rampant of the First; Cecil. Crest.

A raven Proper, in his break an olive branch Church may be considered the mauso

Vert, fructed Gules. leum, or at least the burying place of the Corbetts of Longnor, I have sub

On a monument against the east

wall of the chancel : joined the several inscriptions belong. ing thereto.

“ la memory of Sir RICHARD CORBÉTT, On a brass plate in the floor, within

Bart. sop of S UVEDALE and Lady MILDRED

CORBETT, a friend to the Constitution, to the communion-rails :

liberty, and toleration. He served his county “ Here lyeth the body of Thomas-COR

'as a true patriot in many Parliaments; in his BETT, of Longoor, Esq. who took to wife

retreat as an useful Magistrate, and a zealous Jane, one of the daughters and co-heirs of patron of all such designs as promised ornaRobert Morton of Haughton, in ye county ment or utility to the public. In his manof Salop, Esq. and had issue by her 7

ders he was gentle, kind, and condescending, sonnes, and 3 daughters, and departed this

engaging the love, as well as the esteem of life the 23d of December, An° D'ni 1645, all who knew him. He died the 25th of ætatis suze 83."

Sept. 1774, in the 75th year of his age, i On plain stones, in the chancel foor: having survived his younger brother

Edward “ Here lyeth the body of George Cor

ten years, with whom through life he had BETT, fifth son of Thomas Corbett, of Long- been most intimately united in all the offices

of the most tender and unreserved friendnor, who was buried ye 18th of July, Anno D'ni 1665."

ship, and with whom he desired to be joined “ Here lyeth ye body of Humphrey the in this last memorial of his fraternal regard seventh son of Thomas Corbett, of Longoor,

and affection." Esq. who was buried the 19th day of Sep

ARMs. Or, two Ravens in pale, within a tember, Anno Dom. 1663."

bordure Gules, Bezantée, with the badge of * Here lyeth the body of ELEANOR COR

Ulster. Crest, as before. BETT, of Longnor, who dyed ye 1st of De- On a monument against the east ceinber, 165...

wall of the chancel : "Here lyes Si UVEDALE CORBETT, Bart. « la á vault beneath this chancel, are Near this place lyes also the remains of Ep. deposited the remains of ANNE, wife of RoWARD CORBETT, Esq: second son of the

BERT Corbett, Esq. who in testimony, of abovepamed Sir Uvedale, who departed this his sincere and affectionate regard to her life July ye 13th, 1764, aged 66.". On a handsome monument against Charles Hutham, Bart. Her epitaph, and

* Her Ladyslip was remarried to Sir the north wall of the chancel :

those of her daughter Elizabeth and of Sir “ Beneath this marble is deposited what Richard Corbett, from St. Margaret's, Westremains of the most worthy and ingenious minster, will be found in Wotton's BaS UVEDALE CORBETT, Bart, who after he couetage, 1741, vol. ii. Gent. Mag. May, 1831.

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Leebotwood Church, and Longnor Chapel. [May, memory, hath erected this monument. She of her person, when by a short illoess she departed this life April 4th, 1791, aged 60 was lost to this world January the 5th, years. She was daughter of Thomas Rus- 1812, aged 40 years." sell, of Lydley Hayes, in this county, Esq. LONGNOR Chapel is in the same and her remains, together with this monu

hundred, deanry, and archdeaconry ment, were removed from Loogoor Chapel to this chancel, pursuant to the will of the dover, and a chapel thereto, but a

as Leebotwood, in the parish of Consaid Robert Corbett, Esq. Oct. 31, 1804, whose body was then here deposited. He parish, and patronage distinct. Parts was the 3d son of John Flint, by Jane, of the chapel appear of an early pedaughter of Watess Corbett, Esq. and de- riod of architecture, particularly the parted this life at Longoor Hall, Oct 25th, windows of the north and south sides; 1804, aged 78. He married to his second the east and west windows are of later wife Anne, daughter of Ambrose Isted, of date. The inside is neat and plain ; Ecton, in the county of Northampton, Esq." the altar-piece, representing Peter de

Arms. Corbett as before. Impaliug, on nying Christ, seems a copy from a the dexter side, Argent, on a chevron between

fine picture in Longnor Hall, by Ghethree cross-crosleis fitchée Sable, an escal- rard Honthurst. The length of the lop shell Argent, Russell ; Sinister, Gules, Chapel is 75 feet, the breadth 214 feet. a chevron Vairè, between three talbots'

The Rev. Samuel Lee, M.A. Profesheads erased Or, Isted.

sor of Arabic in the University of On an ornamented tablet, against Cambridge, was born in the village of the south wall of the chancel :

Longnor. “ Underneath are deposited the remains The following are the lines written of JosEPH PLYMLEY, Esq. He closed a on a sun-dial, near the tomb of Edlong life of usefulness to others, and of ward Burton, Esq. (who died of excredit to himself, at Longnor in this county, cessive joy at the accession of Queen May 29th, 1802, in the 86th year of his Elizabeth, 1558) in the grounds of age. He married to his first wife, Diana, Longnor Hall, Shropshire. daughter of John Flint, by Jane, daughter of Waties CORBETT, Esq. This monu

“ Well need we a Diul in gardens so sweet, ment records the esteem in which the mo

Where Time unperceived passes silent and iber and daughter were holdep whilst living, And Death in the veil of the gay rosy hours,

fleet; and their sepulture in this chancel. Diana PLYMLEY departed this life Nov.

Is lost like yon tomb in the shade of the

bowers. 2, 1779, aged 54.

“ Near this spot also was buried, June Though the lovely in nature, the tasteful in 30th, 1793, aged 61, Hannah, the second

art,

[the heart; wife of the said Joseph Plymley, and daugh- Conspire to entwine their blest chain round ter of Thomas Russell, of Lydley Hayes, in Yet evening will come o'er the scenes we this county, Esq."

admire, On a neat marble tablet, against the

As years bid the buoyance of pleasure retire. north wall of the chancel :

But, oh! lovely the sunset that smiles on

(serene, “ In the Church-yard near this wall, are deposited the remains of JANE, 2d daughter And the soul when the dawn of its heaven

May the eve of our life be as bright and of Joseph Corbett, of Longnor Hall,

shall break Clerk, by his first wife JANE Josepha.

To regions as blissful and beautiful wake! Amidst the discouragement of ill-health, her

C. A. HULBERT, 1824." mind had attained uncommon excellence, and when qualified in every thing but bodily

Yours, &c. D. PARKES. strength, for whatsoever is useful or elegant in this life, she was removed to one more

Mr. URBAN, suitable to her views and aspirations, March YOUR pages bear testimony to the 10th, 1807, aged 19 years.

value and importance of accurately “ Near the same spot are the re nains of preserving family pedigrees. I will Matty, second wife of the said Joseph Cor

therefore make no apology for submitBETT, and third daughter of Dansey DAN- ting to your readers two very glaring sey, of Brinsop, in the county of Hereford, discrepancies in two books of very Esq. Disinterested and uvaffected in every

usual reference amongst genealogists, situation, she was exemplary as a faithful wife, an affectionate mother, and a liberal

in hopes that some person possessed benefactor to the poor. She had passed of the means of reconciling them, may through many years of bodily pain, which contribute to remove all doubts reas it did not diminish the patience of her specting the truth of a descent which mind, so neither had it injured the beauty may be of great value to some future

this scene,

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