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He also describes the family arms, crest, and

motto. It would seem, therefore, that he was of CONTENT 8,-No 132.

ancient lineage and gentle birth. Berry states that NOTES :-J. Margetson, Archbishop of Armagh, 1-The the archbishop's eldest son, James, of Cherry Baillie - Thomson, 4 – "Jymiams” – A May Custom-Hinton, co. Cumberland, was buried Oct. 7, 1660. S. T. Coleridge-Members of Parliament, 5-Anachronism I find that Margetson had two sons named James, *** In Apple-pie Order" --Merks-Sterne's Plagiarisms and if Berry's statement is correct, both of them Triplets– Wise Women in Norfolk'- The Imitation of Christ,' 6.

were alive at the same time. QUERIÉS :-Sussex Court Rolls-Dictionaries-- Isabella of France - "Pin"- The Oath of Varges'- Haymarket

Mr. Bagwell, following the example of other * The King's Head” - Rolland-Morpbil”– Riding of writers, calls Major John Margetson the eldest Boclesiastics, 7-"To gride" - Translation Wanted

son of the primate-a mistake, beyond a doubt, as "N.C.P."-Prusias - Christmas Greetings—Macbeth Olympian Victors – Frank Farleigh' - Edinburgbean I shall presently show. Grammar-Desmond'-Descendants of Flora Macdonald, John and James, twin sons of the primate, 8--Prince of Wales, 1805–Domrémy-Battle of NasebySimon de Montfort-Montcalm—Matthew Paris–Early entered Trinity College, Dublin, on the same day,

May 27, 1672 (or more correctly 1673, as the REPLIES ---Lamb's Residence

at Palston 9_De Baiglas; college year began on July 9), aged sixteen their or "Boding"-Rev. Henry Stebbing, 11-Egg Service- next birthday, and were therefore born in 1656-7. Disestablishment - Lines in Cemetery-Colley Cibber. Both of them graduated B.A. in 1676, and James hath September" - Breaking on the Wheel-artificial became M.A. in 1679. There was a third son, Eyes --- Beans-St. Edmund Hall, 13-Parents of Baldwin Robert, who entered April 6, 1677 (1678), ætatis 11.-Sir J. Germaine-Dickens's Funeral,“ Canary Bird,” sixteen, and therefore born in 1661/2. 14-Folk-lore-"Niveling"-Kennedy - R. J. Thornton,

But there 15–Delescot-"Phrontistère"-Hairay: Barclay : Downie was an elder son then alive, in the person of Thomas -Swift and Stella-Robert Brough-Italian Anthology, Margetson, M.D., who in 1666 was elected M.P. Wellington and Waterloo Queen's English, 17 – The 15th for the city of Armagh, and in 1670 became Regius Hussars and Tailors–Battle-Axe Guards, 18-Burnet, 19. Professor of Physic in the Dublin University, NOTES ON BOOKS:-Addy's The Hall of Waltheof Lang's Scott's · Anne of Geierstein -Joyce's Old Celtic Le married on Aug. 31, 1667, Mary, second Romances '- Magazines.

daughter of Sir George Carr, Knt., of Southey

Hall, Yorkshire, Clerk of the Council of Munster Notes.

(she married, secondly, Dr. Michael Ward, Bishop

of Derry), and had issue one daughter, Mary, JAMES MARGETSON, ARCHBISHOP OF born Nov. 6, 1668, who married, in 1684, Maurice ARMAGH,

Keating, Esq., of Narraghmore, co. Kildare, and In the 'Dictionary of National Biography 'there their daughter Anne was second wife to Dr. is an account of this prelate by Mr. Richard Bag- Charles Carr, Bishop of Killaloe, grandson of Sir well, which I have read with interest. I should George Carr. Dr. Thomas Margotson died March 17, like to add some particulars of him and his family and was buried in St. Patrick's March 19, 1673; in the pages of N. & Q.'

and in 1676 bis widow had a grant of lands in co. In a courteous letter which I received in 1883 Clare. He was baptized (as hereinafter mentioned) from the Incumbent of Drigblington, Yorkshire, at Thornton Watlass, Bedale, Yorkshire, in 1631. the birthplace of the archbishop, ho mentioned in the Fun. Ent. Ulster Office his arms are given, a tradition existing there that Margetson was of identical with those of the primate, with a crescent humble birth, and began life as a gyp in Cam- for cadency, showing that he was a second son, bridge, but having attracted the attention of one and that he had an older brother then living or of the Fellows, he was educated, and afterwards who had left issue. The arms of the primate, conmatriculated in Peterhouse College.

firmed by Roberts, “ Ulster," in 1649, were Sa., Now, in his 'Surrey Pedigrees,' Berry gives an

a lion pass. arg., armed and langued guies ; a chief extensive account of his family, beginning with engrailed or almost the same as those described by John Margetson, of Wakefield (A.D. 1400), whose

Borry. son Richard, of Rotherham (1430), was father of Margetson had been rector of Thornton Watlass, Thomas, who was buried in January, 1540, aged and the present rector, the Rev. J. D. Anderson eighty-one. Thomas was father of John, of Wake- (like the great majority of incumbents to whom I field, buried at Birstall in October, 1580, whose bave had occasion to apply), most courteously and son Thomas (buried Feb. 1, 1589) married, in kindly took the trouble of searching the almost 1560, Mary Lowthor, and their son John, married illegible parish records, and informed me that James at Birstall

, Nov. 9, '1589, Mary Layton, and was Margetson's name, as rector, first appears in 1627; father of James, born 1600, the fature archbishop. in which year, on March 20, his wife Ann was Berry adds in a note :

buried, apparently immediately after the birth of " The family possessed lands in the county of York in twin sons, who were baptized on the 16th of the the latter end of the reign of Richard II. or beginning same month as James and Francis. The latter, of that of Henry IV. before 1400."

Francis, died young, and was buried on March 31,

1630, and as be died before be grew up his brother know so much of her daughter, the sainted Queen Thomas took his place as second son, heraldically. Margaret, who is revered so bighly there. I And soon afterwards the rector was married a accordingly wrote to the Rev. A. W. Cornelius second time, for his son Thomas (no doubt identical Hallen, the learned editor of the Scottish Antiwith Dr. Thomas, mentioned above) was baptized quary, on the subject, and received the following "in Bedall” in 1631, but the month and day are reply :omitted ; and on Nov. 17, 1633, another son John

“Reusner states that the parent of Agatha, the mother was baptized. In that same year Margetson re- of St. Margaret, was Canute the Dane, the son of Canute signed the rectory, and accompanied Lord Went- the Great by Emma of Normandy. No authority, howworth (afterwards the ill-fated Earl of Strafford) to ever, is given. Reusner published bis royal pedigrees Ireland as his chaplain.

A.D. 1592." Mr. Anderson could not find any entry of This is probably the oldest writer on the topic; Margetson's second marriage, nor is bis second but those who know the pedigree of Cout can lay wife's Christian name mentioned ; but from the no stress on Reusner's story; vide Freeman's ‘Nor. facts I have given it seems clear that he was man Conquest' and Keary's The Vikings in married no fewer than three times. His eldest son Western Christendom.' was, I presume, the James given by Berry. His

From the ‘ History of the Church of Scotland' second son, Thomas, was, doubtless, the M.D. and (Spottiswoode Society Publications, vol. i. p. 60): M.P., and the third son, Jobo, probably died

“ Tbis Edmund left two song, Edwin and Edward, young.

whom Canutus in the beginning entertained very kindly, Besides the seven sons named, the archbishop but afterwards, seeking to establish the crown in his own had a daughter Anne, married in 1678 to William, posterity, be sent them to Volgarur, the governor of Viscount Charlemont, and she died in 1729.

Swain (Sweden), to be murthered. The governor, pityMargetson's first wire, And, was buried March 20, ing the state of these innocent youths, conveyed 'them 1627 ; his second wife remains unknown; and bis Canutus that they were made away. Edward (surviving

secretly unto Solomon, King of Hungary, giving out to third wife, to whom he was probably married Edwin his brother) married Agatha, sister to the Queen during his life in London in poverty, under the of Hungary, and daughter to tho Emperor Henry II., Commonwealth, was Anne Bonnett, sister of by whom he had a son called Edgar, and two daughters, Thomas Bonnett.

Margaret and Christian." Of his sons by her, John and James were born From Buchanan's 'History of Scotland,' vol. i. in London, and Robert in Leicestershire. I have bk. vii. p. 346 : Volgar, governor of Sweden, pot ascertained what became of James, but very sent them to Hungary to King Solomon. After probably he entered the Church, and in the dio being there royally educated, Edward displayed so cese of Armagh, where, perhaps, some of your amiable a disposition that the king chose him, in readers might find his name in the diocesan preference to any of the young nobility, as a busrecords

band for his daughter Agatba.' A note added to The incumbent of Drighlington informed me this by a later compiler says : "The genealogy of that Birstall formerly included that parish, which the lady copied by Buchanan from the English was afterwards separated, and made a perpetual historians is doubtful" (see Hailes's “Annals,' vol. i. curacy.

The primate died Aug. 28, 1678, and was buried From Lord Hailes's ' Annals of Scotland,' 1797, on the 30th in Christ Church Cathedral. Mr. note, pp. 13, 14:Bagwell states that he was rector of Armagh, co. “This Margaret was the grand-niece of Edward the Cavan ; this is doubtless a misprint for Arvagb, Confessor. The English historians unanimously assert there being no such dame as Armagh amongst the that Edward, the father of Margaret, was educated at parishes in Cavan.

the court of Solomon, King of Hungary, and that SoloPossibly a search amongst the marriage bonds Emperor Henry 11.

, to him. But this account is incon

mon gave his sister-in-law Agatba, the daughter of the or licence books in the diocesan records of Ely or sistent with the truth of history. Edward, the son of York might disclose the names of Margetson's first Edmund Ironside, returned to England in 1057 ("Chron. and second wives, and also the date and particulars Sax., p. 169). At that time Solomon, born in 1051, was of his ordination. H. Loftus TOTTENHAM.

but six years old. He did not ascend the throne of

Hungary till 1062. Five years after the death of Ed. Guernsey.

ward, he married Sophin, daughter of the Emperor Henry

III. It follows that Solomon could not receive Edward THE ANCESTRY OF AGATHA.

at his court, and could not give his sister-in-law in mar(Concluded from p. 462.)

riage to him.

“Besides, Agatha, the wife of Edward, could not be the 3. THE SCOTCH SIDE OF THE STORY.

daughter of the Emperor Henry II. ; for Henry II. bad Did it ever occur to the investigators of the no children. We all know his unnatural crime, termed problem of Agatha to find out what the Scottisb sanctity by & euperstitious age, and the declaration chroniclers had to offer on the topic? It seems which he made to the parents of the virgin Cunegonda." to me that here would be a good field, since we Papebrock, 'Ad Vit. S. Margaretæ,' June 10,

p. 1).

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p. 325, has endeavoured to reconcile this genealogy sor his nephew Peter, son of the Doge Urseolus ; with historical truth. He says

but this prince made himself uppopular. After "that Solomon is an error of transcribers for Stephen, various changes a popular assembly declared in his and that Edward may have been received at the court stead for Andrew I., son of Ladislaw the Bald, of Stephen I., King of Hungary, who began to reign in in 1046. This Andrew was nearly related to 1001. Stephen married Gisela, the sister of the Em. Stephen, and by some said to be a cousin. I peror Henry II. Henry bad a brother Bruno, who should like to know if he was a cousin. rebelled against him in 2003. This Bruno may have forced to yield to his brother Bela in 1061, who, daughter Agatha, who may have been given in marriage however, died in 1063. Then came Solomon, son to Edward."

of Andrew J.

W. FARRAND FELCH. Aldred, 'De Genealogia Regum Anglorum,'

Hartford, Conn., U.S. p. 366, says : “Rex Hungarorum Edwardo filiam Germani, sui Henrici imperatoris, in matrimonium MRS. SOPHIA WILLIAMS.- This lady, whose junxit." Papebrock, by an ingenious conjectare, death, June 25, 1823, at the Dowager Viscountess instead of “Germani sui Henrici” reads "Germani Sidney's house in Chapel Street, Audley sancti Henrici.” There is another passage in the Street, is announced in the Gentleman's Magazine, same page of Aldred which cannot be cured by Supplement i., 1823, vol. xciii. pt. i. p. 651, was this critical application : "Imperator Edwardum tbe only daughter of the celebrated Mrs. Thersea cum uxore Agatha, generi sui" filia, ad Angliam Cornelye, a native of Germany, who once held a mittit." The hypothesis of Papebrock is, shortly, distinguished station in the regions of fashion. this, and without it we can have no genealogy of Her mansion was called Carlisle House, in Soho Agatha and her daughter Margaret : “That in: Square. The premises were very extensive, and stead of Agatha, tbe daughter of Henry II. and reached to what is now known as Crown Street. sister-in-law of Solomon, King of Hungary, we The rooms in this capacious mansion were numerought to read Agatha, daughter of Bruno, and ous, and were laid out with considerable taste. The niece of Gisela, the wife of Stephen of Hungary." fashionable world in general warmly patronized

It is not worth while to devote much attention Mrs. Cornelys, and the proceeds of concerts, balls, to Papebrock, as he has been effectually riddled and masquerades enabled her to live in luxurious by Prof. Freeman and others. Let us look into style. She kept carriages, and had a villa at Hungarian history a little further, for some dates. Hammersmith. At lengtb, however, the eminent

King Geisa (972–997) was the first pacific ruler architect, Mr. James Wyatt, erected that beautiful of pagan Hungary ; from 972, Duke of Hungary; and classical mansion the Pantheon, in Oxford baptized by Bruno, Bishop of Verdun, ambassador Street, and the tide of fashion turned in its favour. to Geisa, sent by Otho I. Geisa married a Christian Unluckily about this period (1771) Mrs. Cornelys princess as his second wife, a sister of the Duke of attempted to introduce the performance of Italian Poland, Mieczyslaw ; her name was Sarolta, and Operas at Carlisle House, and thus placed herself she was the daughter of Gyulas, one of two Hun- in an attitude of direct hostility to the Italian garian princes baptized at Constantinople 948; Opera House, then under the superintendence of the other prince, Bolasudes, however, relapsed into the Hon. George Hobart (1732-1804), afterwards barbarism. Geisa and Sarolta had a daughter who third Earl of Buckinghamshire. He applied to the married Boleslau the Brave, Duke of Poland ; a magistrates to prohibit the entertainments, and was daughter who married Urseolus, Doge of Venice ; so far successful that Sir John Fielding ordered and Waik, son and heir, who was baptized by the arrest of Guadagni, the chief singer at Carlisle Adalbert of Prague with the baptismal name of House, and fined Cornelys and the other organizers Stephed, when he was four years old, 983 or 984. of the "harmonic meetings.". An indictment of He succeeded his father Geisa in 997, and reigned Mrs. Cornelys for keeping a common disorderly forty-one years, and died Aug. 15, 1038 (just house" was brought before the grand jury on thirty-eight years after his coronation to the very Wednesday, Feb. 20, 1771. The elegance of the day, according to another authority ; this is ac- Pantheon, the institution of “The Coterie," by counted for by the fact that he really began bis certain of the “Society of Carlisle House," and the reign 1000 or 1001). Stephen married Gisela, influence of Mr. Hobart resenting the attempt to daughter of the Dake of Bavaria, while through injure bis interest in the Opera House successfully the alliances of his father's family Hungary ob- combined to withdraw the fashionable world from tained a recognition among European nations. Mrs. Cornelys, and her fall (in November, 1772) When Stephen came to the throne, Otho III. naturally followed. As late, however, as 1777, governed Germany; Boleslaw III., Bobemia ; we find Mrs. Cornelys still organizing masques at Boleslau the Brave, Poland ; Vladimir the Great, Carlisle House. In 1785 the property was in Russia ; and Basil II., Constantinople. Emmerich, Chancery, and the house sold under a decree of or Henry, son of Stephen and Gisela, died before the Court, and Mrs. Cordelys retired into private his father, in 1031. Stephen chose for his succes- life at Knightsbridge, “the world forgetting, by

the world forgot.” After remaining in great she must have reached her seventy-fourth year, when obscurity for many years, under the name of Mrs. fato put a period to her eventful and variegated life."

DANIEL HIPWELL. Smith, she was eventually compelled to seek refuge in the rules of the Fleet Prison, where she died on DR. BAILLIE. (See 'Wells on Dew,' gtb S. v. Aug. 19, 1797, aged seventy-four (Gent. Mag., 464.)—MR. NORGATE has called my attention to October, 1797, vol. lxvii. pt. ii. p. 890).

what he is so good as to name "a slight mistake" Her son and daughter, who had received all the of mine (ante, p. 464) in referring to Dr. Baillie accomplishments suitable to the fortune which as the father, instead of the brother, of Joanna. In their mother was expected to acquire, were com- my young days, when the century was yet in its pelled to resort for support to the exercise of their teens, anecdotes were afloat respecting the doctor talents. They both changed their names. The similar to those which were afterwards current in son—"le petit Aranda” of Casonova-an amiable the case of Abernethy. For example : a lady and accomplished man, assumed the name of entered the consulting-room in Grosvenor Street Altorf and became tutor to the Earl of Pomfret. and called the doctor's attention to a pimple on He died a few years before his mother, for whom her arm. He said, “I am glad you came here he had provided during his life. The daughter, this morning, madam.” “What, it is dangerous Sophia Wilhelmina, who had been educated at then?" “Not at all; but if you had waited the Roman Catholic nunnery at Hammersmith, until to-morrow, it would base gone away of itself, after her mother's fall, adopted the surname and I should bave lost a guinea ?” of Williams, which she retained till her death.

O. TOMLINSON. Under the name of Miss Williams, she was warmly

THOMSON.—Thomson in his 'Seasons' seems tocountenanced by the families of the Duke of Newcastle and the Earl of Harrington, and also by when he is in the mock heroic vein,

to Philips, the

me to be somewhat indebted for his style, especially the family of Mr. Charles Butler, well known author of "Cider' and 'The Splendid Shilling. He and esteemed in legal circles. She afterwards acted as governess in several noble families, among had read and admired him. I think that Cowper

mentions Philips in his ' Autumn,' showing that he whom were Lords Newhaven, Dormer, &c. At also owes something to this author or to Thomson. length she became companion to Lady Spencer Philips imitated and parodied Milton, but Thomat Richmond, who on her death bequeathed to her an annuity of 1001. In due time she obtained son and Cowper resemble Philips more than they

do Milton. the patronage of Queen Charlotte and of the Princess Augusta, to whom she acted as a private

In 'Spring 'Thomson has these lines :

Great Spring before almonress, pointing out fit objects for royal bene

Greened all the year, and fruits and blossoms blushed volence, and being the means of conveying it.

In social sweetness on the self-same bough. Sbe established the Adult Orphan Institution for

He may have been remembering Waller:the relief and education of those orphan daughters

For the kind Spring which but salutes us bere, of the clergy and of military and naval officers

Inhabits there, and courts them all the year. who should be left friendless and unprovided to Ripe fruits and blossoms on the same tree live : contend with the hardships and temptations to At once they promise what at once they give. which they might be exposed. On June 24, 1820, In 'Spring' also there are lines evidently taken the institution was actually opened in two houses, from Ovid. But Thomson ball acknowledges Nos. 32 and 33, Mornington Place, Hampstead whence they are derived. For in Ovid Pythagoras Road, but it was afterwards removed to St. An- | is the speaker of the lines ; and Thomson refers to drew's Place, Regent's Park.

the Samian sage :-Miss Cornelys, or Williams, of whom an account

But you, ye flocks ! appears in John Taylor's 'Records of my Life,' What have ye done? ye peaceful people! what 1832, vol. i. pp. 267-271, was also instrumental

To merit death? you who bave given us milk

In luscious streams, and lent us your own coat in the first institution (in 1806) of the Cheltenham

Against the winter's cold? And the plain ox, Female Orphan Asylum, originally established as That harmless, honest, guileless animal ! The Old School of Industry,” for the education In what has he offended ? of female under-servants, and acquired particular Quid meruistis, oves, placidum pecus, inque tuendos influence over her royal patronesses, especially the Natum homines, pleno quæ fortis in ubere nectar, Princess Augusta. She was formerly a rigid Roman Mollia quæ nobis vestras velamina lanas Catholic, but it is said that she eventually con

Præbetis, vitâque magis, quam morte iuvatis?

Quid meruere boves, animal sine fraude doloque, formed to the Established Church :

Innocuum, simplex, natum tolerare labores ? “Nobody understood the world better, or could better

Metamorphoses,' B. 15, lines 116-121. adapt themselves to its weaknesses, passions, and follies. Her manners were mild and submissive. . She possessed and in Liberty' some absolute translations of

He has also in 'Autumn'an imitation of Virgil, and accompanied herself skilfully on the harp. She was Horace. In 'Autumn' be bas this verse on a low in stature, and by no means beautiful in features. hunted deer :

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