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been several times engraved. A very fine one, a ton, near Lancaster, in 1850. Simpson died at three-quarter length, in oils, depicting the bishop Skerton on 6 May, 1855. He was author of: in his episcopal habit, used to hang in the dining- (1) 'A Collection of Fragments, illastrative of the room at Balnaboth, in Forfarsbire, the seat of the History and Antiquities of Derby,' 2 vols. 870., Hon. Ool. Donald Ogilvy, of Clova, who had Derby, 1826; (2) State of the Church in the married Maria, fourth daughter of James Morley, County of Nottingham and Diocese of York,' 8vo., Esq., a lineal descendant of the bishop. No doubt London, 1836; (3) The History and Antiquities there is an additional one in the collection at Farn- of the Town of Lancaster,' 8vo., Lancaster, 1852. ham Castle. An old friend of mine, who died in According to Glover ('Hist. of Derbyshire,' ed. 1864--the Rev. George Morley, vicar of Newport Noble, vol. i. pt. i. p. 109, and vol. ii. pt. i. Pagnell, Bucks—was also lineally descended from p. 616) Simpson made large collections towards his namesake.
a history of Derbyshire. He was F.S.A. and Charles II., who seems to have admired good M.R.S.L.
GORDON GOODWIN. men, and often to have preferred them to high
ENTRIES IN PARISH REGISTERS.—The following ecclesiastical appointments, is reported to have said, on nominating him to the valuable see of entries in the registers of St. Danstan, Stepney, Winchester, knowing the prelate's munificent may be thought worth bringing to light historically: nature, " Morley never would be the richer for it." “9 April, 1641. Baptism of William, son of Frances For in those days, in reference to its valge, it was she affirmeth by William Davis, of St. Mary Overies, in
Cleere, of Ratcliffe Highway, single woman, begotten as said, “ Canterbury was the higher rack, but Win Southwerke, Keeper the Counter in Southwerke, chester was the better manager.' “Non deficit delivered in the Cage in Ratcliffe Highway.” alter," the recently deceased prelate, the eighty- “4 August, 1641. Baptism of Gabriell, sonne of Anstis, fourth bishop, has bequeathed to his successor the wife of Thomas Preston, of Ratcliffe Highway Farnham Castle, beautifully furnished, and a col- husband, who is yet reported to have been forth at sea
Maryner, whom she affirmeth to be begotten by her said lection of full-length portraits in oil ranging from ever since Midsomer, A.D. 1640–4 days olde." William of Wykeham to himself.
“9 September, 1647. Marriage of Peeter Pyper, of JOAN PICKFORD, M.A. Shadwell, Maryner, and Elizabeth Curwin, of the same, Newbourne Rectory, Woodbridge.
"4 January, 1649. Baptism of Contrition, son of A COUNTRY FARMER'S LIBRARY ONE HUNDRED Contrition Sparrow, of Ratcliffe, Shipwright, and Re
becca, bis wife." AND FIFTY YEARS AGO.-Perhaps this clipping
O. J. F. from a recent second-hand bookseller's catalogue is worth noting :
CUSTOMS OF THE MANOR OF WALES. -An old "Boveridge (Bp.), Private Thoughts on Religion, &c., paper document, of which the following is a copy, tenth edition, thick 12mo., calf, M.T., 1720. The late has been lent to me :owner has written on fly-leaf, “This Book 100 years ago
Wales Oort. (pote written in 1845) was the most prominent Book in The xxiii of October 1593 woe doe find certayne custhe Country Farmer's Library. A farmer at that time tomes amongst others for coppyholders. had seldom more than half a dozen books, and this was 1. We may let our lands for three yeares or less with. the most prominent. My Grandfather's Library con. out fyne to the lord, by our custome. sisted of the following: 1. The Bible, Testament, and 2. We may take all kind of wood for our own useges ao Prayer Book; 2. Beveridge's Private Thoughts; 3. The bay boute, geire boute, plow boute, wayne boute, and all Practice of Piety; 4. Robinson Crusoe ; 5. The Roady kind of nessebary useges by our customes, 80 we doe not Reckoner; 6. Diotionary; 7. Robin Hood.' I give this sell it or give it. note as I think it worth preserving."
3. An heir of copiebold land ought by our costomes Soven volames in all: three religious ; poetry and half years after the death of his annsessors; if the lord
to come in and crave to be admitted tennant within three fiction, two; history of language, one; commercial, do keep his court costamly or els the lord may sease of
It would have been very easy to make a worse his lands. selection. W. SPARROW SIMPSON. 4. We ought to keep our houses in ropare with thack
and morter or [be] presented according to trespas. Rev. ROBERT SIMPSON.—Born in 1796, the
5. We ought to have marle for ouro own land byour
costomes. eldest son of Robert Simpson, jeweller, of Osmas
6. We may have turfes wbinnes and brakin and stone ton Street, Derby. Of Queen's College, Cambridge for our buildings and repareing our houses upon the com(B.A. 1819, M.A. 1822). Having taken orders he mon or wasto by our custom. became curate of St. Peter's, and subsequently
These instans wear found by homage of the court of minister of St. George's, Derby. He then removed Wales upon their othes the day and year abovesaid to Newark, Notts, as curate of St. Mary Magdalen. before mee John Milner steward of the said court. In 1837 he was appointed perpetual curate of the
The paper document is in a contemporary hand. powly formed parish of Christ Church, Newark, Wales is about eight miles from Rotherham. but was compelled to resign the living in February,
S. 0. ADDY. 1844, on account of declining hoalth. He, however, Rouge LEE HALL. -While on a visit recently accepted the perpetual curacy of St. Luke's, Sker to the district rendered famous by Ainsworth's
'Lancashire Witches,' myrambles took me to Rough have something in common with that of a way Lee, near Barrrowford, where Alice Natter's quaint which once existed in Fulham, called Raton Rowe? gabled mansion still stands picturesquely on the This spelling occurs in the minutes of a Court banks of Pendle Water. The old trees, encircling Baron held 28 April, 1455. Possibly some of the wall and terrace, have long since disappeared, but learned philological readers of 'N. & Qi' will the outward framework of the old hall " mansion," favour us with their opinions. the novelist calls it) is in fairly good condition,
CHAS. Jas. FÈRET, though two-thirds of the interior are sadly in need [See 1st S, i. 441; ii, 235; v. 40, 160; 2nd S. iv. 385; of repair, albeit the good woman of the inhabited 3rd S. ix. 213, 361, 443; xii. 423, 509.] portion informed me that the rest of the building
SCOTLAND AND RUSHBROOKE : SURNAMES.800n going to be fettled." The sooner the better, otherwise this interesting relic of bygone Possibly the following inscription, from the little days will soon have joined the things that were, church of All Saints, at Honington, Saffolk, may the little chamber which was the scene of Mistress
be of interest :Nutter's nocturnal interviews with the arch-fiend
" In memory of Robert Rushbrooke of this parish, being particularly rickety. Adjoining the disused gent: descended from the antient Family of Scotland of
Scotland Hall in Polstead, Suffolk. But about the year part of the edifice is a low wall, in which an oblong MOL Rushbrooke near St. Edmund's Bury becoming their stone lies embedded, about one and a half by two chief Seat they acquired by the Usage of those Times A feet, bearing an inscription, now too weather-worn Surname from the Place, and were called Rushbrooke of to be deciphered. Local tradition says it came
Rushbrooke. He lived an animating Example of all from the celebrated Malkin Tower, hard by; but I eminent. He died Nov. the XXI. MDOOLIII. Æt. LXXXI.
those Virtues wbich render even a private Station question very much whether that tower existed Susauna Rushbrooke his wife (the daughter of George otherwise than in Ainsworth's brain. The Borham, Gent.) after lamenting him Ten Years, died stone evidently did come from some tower in the Nov. thé VIII. MDCCLXIII. Æt. Lxxv." neighbourhood, for the only traceable lettering is Hard by Honington Church is the cottage in the first line, which sets forth that “this Tower which Robert Bloomfield was born in 1766. It was built"_but where ? The inscription ends with has been very considerably restored, but the main a date, of which only the first two figures remain, structure is said to be as it was when the author
Can any one say where this stone hails of the 'Farmer's Boy' was born there. from ; and does any one possess a tracing of the
JAMES HOOPER. inscription ? Mr. James Carr makes no allasion
EPISCOPAL CHAPELS IN LONDON. (See gth S. to it in his 'Annals of Colne.' Does Whittaker
ix. 221.) I have before me a copy of the Works of give it in his_' History of Whalley'? It seems a the Rev. Richard Cecil,' in four volumes, arranged far cry from Rough Lee to London ; but I have by Josiah Pratt, 1811, from which some particulars inquired in local journals unsuccessfully, and hope may be gathered as to Episcopal chapels in London to bave better luck in 'N. & Q.' J. B. S. Manchester.
at the beginning of the present century. From
Memoir of Cecil,' vol. i. p. xvi, I make the QUOTATION FROM Scott.—In a remarkably following extract : "For some years ho [Cecil] exhaustive and lucid article on Lyly, a writer in preached a lecture at Lothbury at 6 o'clock on the the Quarterly Review for January, p. 135, speaks Sunday morning [this was not at a chapel but, I thus of the dramatist's presentation of women :
believe, at the church at which afterwards the Rev. " As to women, Lyly gives us only their outward husk Mr. Wilkinson officiated]. He found the walk at of wit, raillery, and flirtation. It is
that early hoar in winter very dangerous, as most Woman in her hours of ease,
of the lamps were gone out and few persons stirring Uncertain, coy, and hard to please,
except those who wander for prey. At this time that he paints : the lepida et dicacula puella-woman on he had the whole duty of St. John's [i. e., St. John's her social and superficial side."
Chapel, Bedford Row]; and also an evening leotare Now Scott's apostrophe to woman in 'Marmion,' at a chapel in Orange Street, Leicester Fields, at vi. 30, is broader than this quotation indicates, that period a regular chapel in the establishment. for it points to the female attitude in the ordinary
...... The chapel at Orange Street where he preached and even tepor of life—the exact words are on Sunday evenings and on Wednesday evenings hours of ease"—the circumstances pot demanding, for many years being about to be repaired, it was and therefore not eliciting, the depth of her relinquished, and the chapel in Long Acre was nature and her manifold resources.
engaged in conjunction with his friend the Rev. THOMAS BAYNE.
Henry Foster, who had the morning duty: here Helensburgh, N.B.
the same congregation attended." I may add that
the chapel in Orange Street, Leicester Fields, still ROTTEN Row. I am not aware whether a remains, but is now in the hands of a Dissenting satisfactory explanation of this name has ever been body. St. John's Chapel, Bedford Row, has disoffered. If not, may I suggest that its origin may appeared ; it was “Mr. Cecil's most important
sphere of duty," and further particulars of his sitting on the statue, its head on a line with the ministry there are given in the memoir.
fingers. As the sparrow turned its head from side While we have Vecil's works before us it may be to side, the bird being much of the same colour as well to take an opportunity of noticing his funeral the stone, the effect was just as if the motion were sermon, “preached Jan. 8, 1808, at the Church of in the hand-when seen from a few yards off. the United Parishes of St. Mary Woolnoth and St.
EDWARD H. MARSHALL, M.A. Mary Woolchurch Haw, Lombard Street, on the Hastings. death of their late Rector, the Rev. Jobo Newton, who departed Dec. 21, 1807, in the 83rd year of
CHURCI BRIEFS. (See gth S. ix. 421.)-The He is described as the faithful and wise ancient church collections upon briefs are often steward (Luke xii.). Newton had just been baried valuable in bringing light upon past events. Even at the east end of the church, as appears from the where in themselves they are ambiguous or wantfollowing passage in the sermon : « The worne-outing, yet by comparison one with another they body of him who long intreated you to be mindful may help in elucidating and perpetuating events. of the day of your visitation is now a mass of in. The process of “putting two and two together" animate clay under that communion table, bis lamp often converts doubt into tolerable certainty. I broken, bis tongue silent" (vol. ii. p. 436).
have a case in point. S. ARNOTT.
The following entries occur respectively in the Ealing.
parish books of East Wellow and Stanton St.
John :THE NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY.—It may 1671, May ye 14. Collected for ye towne of Mere in appear invidious to point out deficiences in the ye County of Wilts, 2s. ld. arrangement of the pictures at the National Por- 1671, Collected for Meere in Wilte, 3s. 2d, trait Gallery, looking to the hasty manner in which In neither entry is the object of the collection the collection was put together ; but it is not too given. But in the church books of St. Margaret, much to expect that the inscriptions on the por- Westminster, is this entry :traits should be consistent, instead of being in some 1671, Jan. 18. Towards the great loss by fyre in the instances contradictory; and the authorities will towne of in our County of Wilts, 21. 12s. perhaps not object to have their attention Putting these three entries together, they seem called to a few cases in point. A portrait of Sir fairly to evidence the fact that a fire took place William Erle is described as being by a painter here in 1670. We have no local record of such a unknown, but at the left-hand corner is the name fire, and even tradition is silent; though indirect “F. A. Tilt, 1868," which appears to be the name evidence points to the probability of a fire having of the artist and the date of the drawing. Another taken place. portrait, of Lord Hardwick, copied from a picture, is It is probable that some of the readers of N. & Q.' said to be by an unknown artist, but the words may know of notices of briefs in church books where “Gardiner délin." are clearly discernible at the right the "fgre" at Mere is distinctly stated. If so, hand corner of the drawing. An inscription on the and they will kindly send them to me, I sbali frame of a portrait of the Countess of Grammont feel much obliged. J. FARLEY RUTTER. (La belle Hamilton), “ L'anglaise insupportable de Mere, Wilts, Me. de Caylus," by Lely, sets out that “the popular memoirs bearing her husband's name were
GOVERNOR OR GOVERNESS.— Last month Her written by her brother, Antony Hamilton, who Majesty appointed the Princess Henry of Battenfought in the army of James II.," while on another berg “Governor of the Isle of Wight"; but the Isle portrait of the same lady, copied from Lely by J. G. of Wight Express, either facetiously or ignorantly, Eocardt, the countess is described as “married to styles the Princess “Governo88 " of this island. Philibert, Comte de Grammont, author of the To what cause should this blander be ascribed ? Mémoires.' One of these inscriptions is clearly
E. WALFORD. wrong. The first is the right version.
Ventnor, Isle of Wight.
“Whoa !"- The word whoa! -used in calling on How MIRACLES CAN BE MADE.-The porch of a borse to stop-is merely a variant and emphatic the recently erected Roman Catholic church of Sr. form of ho! formerly used in the same sense. This Thomas of Canterbury, at St. Leonard's-on-Sea, is easily proved; for Chaucer has ho! in the sense contains a figure of St. Thomas, over the door, of "halt" ( Cant. Talos,' B 3957). When King with the band stretched out in the act of blessi Edward IÙ. had to use this exclamation, he Coming up the road on the morning of 14 June, actually turned it into whoo!
" Then the kyog, I saw the fingers move several times, slowly from perceyvyng the cruell assaile [onset], cast his staff, side to side, as if bestowing a benediction. Had and with high voice cried whoo !" (Excerpta HisI been purblind I might have gone away thinking torica,' p. 211). Which stopped the tournament; of miracles. But looking closely, I saw a sparrow and no wonder.
WALTER W. SKEAT.
Songs," which Mr. Chappell quotes, can any of Queries.
your readers give me, and others like me, the We must request correspondents desiring information correct date of that publication ? Chappell states on family matters of only private interest to affix their it was not entered at Stationers' Hall, as the names and addre8808 to their queries, in order that the collection consisted exclusively of "old songs, answers may be addressed to them direct.
while Glen maintains that “Dale's Scotch Songs," JOHN MALCOLM.-Can any one give me in. in the one case and not in the other? Chappell
though all old, are entered there, and asks, Why formation as to the family of John Malcolm ? informs us that Dale began printing in 1780; but Born probably in 1713; he appears first in that has nothing whatever to do with this question. America in 1749, at which date he bad a child in the Popular Music of the Olden Time' there born to him by Margaretta Ward, his first wife. is the following garbled quotation from Sir John He owned a large plantation in the State of Dela- Hawkins's History of Music': ware, which was named Monkton Park-Monkton appearing also in the names of his children. It is of Purcell, who accompanied them on the harpsichord;
"Mr. Gosling and Mrs. Hunt sung several compositions known that he bad considerable interests in the at length'the Queen, beginning to grow tired, asked West Indies, was a man of some importance in his Mrs. Hunt if she could not sing the old Scots ballad of own neighbourhood, and had a coat of arms, since Cold and Raw.' Mrs. Hunt answered Yes,' and sung lost. He is said to have been at one time an officer it to her lute." in the British navy. Died 1803, aged ninety Mr. Chappell leaves out the words “old Scots." years. The name Neill occurs in the names of Still, in a foot-note he gives apparently his reason some of his children. Was he any relation to for doing so, and, referring to Hilton, does not Neill Malcolm, of Poltalloch, mentioned in Burko's mention that he terms his catch a Northern catcb, 'History of the Landed Gentry,' who succeeded to either there or elsewhere. that estate through his cousin in 1785? This If any of your readers can throw additional Neill Malcolm married Mary, daughter of Philip light on these questions, or on the history of the Houghton, of Jamaica. It is known that either music of our country, it would be greatly valued he or some other member of the Malcolm family of by those who, like myself, take an interest in this Poltalloch had large interests in the West Indies subject. I like the truth, whatever it may be. about this time. M. L.
SCOTIA. TANNACHIE.— What is the meaning of Tannacbie,
CHURCH BRIEF FOR A LONDON THEATRE.-In or, as the old spelling bas it, Tannachy? This is a mang lists of church briefs contained in parish Scotch name. It occurs in Sutherlandshire, Bapff registers, &c., will be found recorded collections to shire, and, till within one hundred and fifty years about the year 1762. The following are cited as
aid the rebuilding of a theatre that was burnt or so, also in Elginshire. Hy. B. TULLOCH. Glencairn, Torquay.
Loughborough. "1673, Brief for rebuilding INSCRIPTION AT PERPIGNAN.-It is stated in 'A the Theatre Royal in London " (Burn, 'Parish Summer in the Pyrenees,' by the Hon. James Registers,' 178). Erskine (Murray, 1837), that in the cathedral Chapel-en-le-Frith. "1673, May 18th, Collecchurch of Perpignan there is a "Gothic inscription tion made for Royal Theatre, nr. Brussel (Russell] upon two pillars (whicb] states that in the year Street, St. Martin-in-the-Field, London, 38. 8d." 1324, the epoch of its foundation, the first stone (Reliquary, vi. 67). was laid by Sanchez, King of Aragon, and the Other notices in 'N. & Q.,' 566 S. iii. 385 ; iv. second by Edward, Prince of England” (vo'. i. 448. p. 32). The author suggests that the stone was I have been unable to find any mention of this laid by the Black Prince when on a visit to the theatre, its site, or account of the fire in any of King of Aragon. Has the original text of this the ordinary works on London. I have a note that inscription been printed ? If so, where is it to be it occurred in January, 1672, and that at the same Been ?
ASTARTE. time sixty houses were burnt; but the authority SCOTTISA NATIONAL Music. This subject has to works or particulars will be of especial value.
for the information is wanting. Any references attracted my attention from my observing in a book published by Mr. John Glen, of Edinburgh, the
T. N. BRUSHFIELD, M.D.
Salterton, Devon. following, referring to the song "Lost, lost is my quiet." Mr. Obappell, in his Popular Music of SIR GEORGE NARES.---An old friend of mine, the Olden Time,' contends that it is an English Capt. W. H. Nares, R.N., bad a fine engraving of tune, although Burns, who wrote to it "Ye banks chis judge, a Justice of the Common Pleas, who and braes obonny Dood," considered it the com- was his grandfather, wearing bis robes, and often position of an amateur. Being anxious to ascertain used to inquire where the original portrait was. the real date of “Dale's Collection of English On the authority of Foss, in his 'Dictionary of
Eoglish Jadgos,' Sir George was born in 1716 and place of his birth and death, and the names of his educated at Magdalen College School and at New parents ? What were the names of the Stewarts College, Oxford, married a daughter of Sir John of Appin who crossed with King James's army Strange, and died in 1786. The same aathority and fought in the Battle of the Boyne, 1690; and gives Eversley, in Hampshire, as his burial-place, the names of the Stewarts who, after an amnesty where Charles Kingsley, the well-known writer, was proclaimed, accepted it and took the oath of who was for so many years the respected rector allegiance? Where were their lands situated ; and of that parish, is buried. Did he possess an estate were the same lands returned to them, or did they in that parish ; or was he in any way connected receive grants in other parts of the country; if so, with it? One of his sons was Dr. Edward Nares, where ? In what Irish county is Dore Glore Professor of Modern History at Oxford, and at situated; and are the present occupiers members one time vicar of St. Peter in the East in Oxford, of the Murphy family? MORO DE MORO. a benefice in the gift of Merton College, of which Chichester. he was formerly fellow. He married Lady Charlotte Churchill, daughter of the Duke of Marl- tion of any books, portraits
, or other relics of the
FERRAR-COLLETT RELICS. - Wanted a descripborough, and died in 1848. JOHN PICKFORD, M.A.
Ferrar or Collett families who were living at Little Newbourne Rectory, Woodbridge.
Gidding, in Huntingdonsbire, in the reign of
Charles I. I have already a goodly list of interestDIALECT.-A native of Lincolnshire said to me, ing things which are now in the possession of the not long ago, “That raw of radishes has been Trustees of the British Museum and of descendweäled all ower sin' I gow it"; by which he meant ants of the two families. I shall, therefore, be that various accidents had happened to the young grateful for any further additions to the list. plants, so that in many parts of the row empty
E. CROWYS SHARLAND. gaps occurred, the earth in some places being dis
Beacon Lights, Westward Ho. turbed and raised in mounds. By “wealed AUTHOR WANTED.-Macaulay, in his essay on he probably intended wealed or waled, which Lord Chatham, quotes six lines from a “lively usually signifies marked with blows or stripes. Is contemporary satire”:not his application of the word unusual ?
No more they make a Fiddle-Faddle A girl who was also born and brought up in About an Hessian Horse, or Saddle; Lincolnshire remarked, a few days since, “She No more of Continental Measures, does make a dole after him "_"dole" being the No more of wasting British Treasures ; equivalent of lamentation.
Ten millions, and a Vote of Credit,
'Tis right-He can't be wrong who did it. PHILIPPINE WELLSER. -Is anything known of The quotation is taken from 'A Simile,' a poem, the painter of the portrait of Philippine Wellser printed for M. Cooper, in Paternoster Row, 1759 at Innspruck (8th S. ix. 355), said to be the only folio. Can any of your readers tell me who was authentic portrait of her ?
F. G. PATE STUART, EARL OF ORKNEY,--Can any
ST. PAUL'S CAURCHYARD.-The following verse reader of 'N. & Q.' help me respecting the fol. from Pope's “ Essay on Criticism' (1. 623) — lowing? Where can an account be found of Pate Nor is Paul's church more safe than Paul's churchyardStuart, Earl of Orkney (a natural son of one of the suggests two queries. How comes it that the kings of Scotland), bis pedigree and descendants ? "St." in "St. Paul's Churchyard” is now always )
” Is the present Earl of Orkney descended from him ? prefixed, while in Pope's time, and
long before, it Are the Stewarts of Appin related to Pate Stewart; was omitted ? The translation by George Colville and was Alan Peck Stewart (see Robert Louis (alias Coldewell) of the 'De Consolatione' of Stevenson's 'Kidnapped') a real person? Can Boethius, dated “ Anno 1556,” was "Imprynted an account be found anywhere of the Rev. William at London in Paules Churche Yarde at the Sygno Stewart, late Vicar of Swords (eight miles from of the Holy Ghost by John Cawoode, Prynter to Dublin), a Church of Ireland beneficed clergyman, the Kynge and Queenes Majesties." No doubt who was waylaid and murdered after having much earlier mention of “ Paul's Churchyard' recited a “Satyre on Priestly Indulgences in the (without the "St.") exists than the above, the Oburch of Rome"? What were the date and earliest I can find.' When did the full term, St. place of his birth and date of his murder; and Paul's Churchyard,come (again ?) into common use ? are any of his descendants alive; and where are Further, How is it that the emphasis is upon the thoy? Was it Samuel Stewart, brother of the second syllable of "Churchyard" in this case ? !
" reverend Vicar of Swords, who, wandering to think that in the majority of analogous two-worded London, heard John Wesley, being indoctrinated, compounds the first word takes, like churchbecame a son spiritual, and lastly & Primitive yard," the stress : bee-hive, grave-stone, bird's-nest, Methodist preacher? What were the date and boot.jack, lich-gate, &c. Still, we say barn-door,