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making extracts from wills in Doctors' Commons, kindly furnish me with genealogical extracts from the wills below mentioned, to enable me to unravel the tangled threads of the descent of the houses named in 2nd S. vi. 4G5; with the view of assisting in the compilation of my history of the houses, the pedigree of families, and biographical notes of individuals? I shall be happy to reimburse any expenditure involved in the search. And as this is a matter of private, and not public interest, and the information if inserted in "N. & Q." would only needlessly occupy valuable space, I append my address. WiUu

Wm. Hewett, cloth worker, obiit June 1599; buried at St Paul's.

John, obiit 1602.

Sallomon, or Solomon, obiit 1603.

Francis, obiit 1567.

J. F. N. H. Velindor House, Trcvine, Haverfordwest.

Curious Sign Manual (3rd S. v. 436.) —In reply to H. C. I may state that, as a Land Commissioner in Turkey, I have seen the thumb dipped in ink, and applied as a signature to u conveyance or land-receipt by low-class Mussulmans, and by the rayah Greek landowners. This is a usual way; but there are few Mussulmans without a signet, such as are sold cheap in the market ready made (Mahomed, Ahmed, Mustafa, &c.); and the Greeks very often sign with a cross. It is only of late that any rayah Greek can write his name in Greek.

Hide Clarke.

196 A, Piccadilly.

Burton Family (3rd S. v. 140.) — May I be allowed to thank Mr. Stkes for his information respecting the Burtons of Weston-under-Wood, which was particularly interesting to me, as it tended to confirm and throw light on some points in the genealogy which I was anxious to have cleared up. I should be glad to know whether any mention of the family occurs in the heraldic Visitations for Derbyshire. E. H. A.

Glass (3rd S. v. 400.)—The following extract is taken from Strype's edition of Stow's Survey of London, fol., 1720, p. 8 : —

"These Saxons were likewise (as the Britons were) ignorant of the Architecture or Building with Stone, until the year of Christ Hclxxx. For there it is affirmed that Benet, Abbot ofWirral, master to the Reverend Bede, first brought Masons and Workmen in Stone into this Island among the Saxons."

This appears to give the date wanted, but the original authority is not stated, A.d. 674 is the date usually given. W. P.

Lord Clonmell's "diary" (3rd S. v. 477.) — In answer to your correspondent Abhba, relative to Lord Clonmel's Diary, I beg to say that I have

seen at least four, if not five copies of such a publication. I believe that it never was regularly sold as a publication; but was printed by Lord Clonmel for distribution solely amongst his own private friends. As an Irish judge and politician, his Lordship occupied a foremost, if not a very distinguished place. He was not a man of genius, aud hardly of talent; but he acted in stormy and perilous times, and his antagonistic feeling to his great rival Lord Clare (the Irish Chancellor), induced him to put forth all his powers. From a perusal of his Diary, I should say that he was a selfish man, whose maxim was "Apres moi le deluge." He was a wine-bibber and a gourmand to an extravagant extent; and a great deal of his Diary is occupied with abuse of Lord Clare, and in praise or dispraise of the dinner he ate the day before.

Some years ago (1857), Sotheby sold three copies of this unique but not very respectable production. I believe that Cambridge possesses a copy, that the Duke of Devonshire possesses another, and that, more recently, the Dublin University Library (or Dublin Society, I know not which,) has purchased another—at the enormous price of 56*. Ephbaim W. M'minimie. Sadholt Cottage, Clondalkin. Erroneous Monumental Inscriptions In Bristol (3rd S. v. 289, 368.) — Mr. Pryce seems to doubt the identity of Col. John Porter, the eldest brother of the .Misses Porter, with the " unfortunate officer," J. B. Porter, whose death in Castle Rushen prison is mentioned in the volume of the Gentleman's Magazine to which I before referred. I was always under the impression that John Porter, originally an officer in the army, having afterwards gone out as a merchant to Antigua, there fell a victim to its dangerous climate. The Bristol inscription, however, asserts that he died in the Isle of Man, though, as I have shown by an extract from one of Miss Porter's letters, the date is given incorrectly. I cannot help coming to the conclusion, that the " merchant in the West Indies," having probably been unfortunate in business, must have returned home, and was the "J. B. Porter" noticed in Mr. Urban's pages. The second initial probably stood for Blenkinsop, which was his mother's maiden name. Dr. Porter of Bristol is described on his first wife's tombstone at Durham, as simply William Porter, M.D., though it appears he also had a second name, viz., Ogilvie. Both John and William were early in life withdrawn from their mother's charge, which may account for the younger portion of the family not being aware perhaps of the embarrassed state of John's affairs. In referring to his decease in the above named letter, Miss Porter goes on to say, "He was not brought up with us like Robert, nevertheless we loved him as a brother, and mourn him as such." Dunelmensis.

John Hali, B.D. (3"> S. v. 496.) — John Hall, B.A., was elected a Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge, 1658, commenced M.A. in due course, and proceeded B.D. 1666. On July 11, 1664, he was collated to the prebend of Isledon, in the church of St. Paul, as he was, Feb. 20, 1665-6, to the rectory of S. Christopher le Stocks, London. On Oct. 5, 1666, he was collated to the rectory of Finchley, Middlesex. On March 21, 1666-7, he exchanged the prebend of Isledon for that of Holywell, alias Finsbury. He was president of Sion College, 1694, and died towards the close of 1707. Watt thus describes his work: — " Jacob's Ladder, or a Book of Salvations (!), 8vo, London, 1676." Mr. Hall contributed to the rebuilding of St. Paul's, and was also, to a small extent, a benefactor to Sion College, but we do not find his Jacob's Ladder in Beading's Catalogue of the library of that institution.

C. H. & Thompson Cooper.

Cambridge.

Raise's Marriage Portion Op £100 (3rd S. v. 475.)—This account reminds me of a similar portion which is given by the Quarterly Meeting of the Society of Friends in the south of Ireland, to young women, members of the Society, who have lived for three years either as family servants, or assistants in business to members of the Society, on their marriage with members of said Society. The portion given is also 100Z. L. J. F.

Richard Bentlby, D.D. (3rd S. v. 509.)—Your correspondent, who is struck by the little pains ordinary readers take to verify their statements, will not, we hope, be offended at our pointing out that Richard Bentley the critic never was librarian of Trinity College, Cambridge. He was master of that distinguished society for above forty years. Although for a long period Archdeacon of Ely, he was never Dean of Ely.

C. H. & Thompson Cooper.

Cambridge.

Inscription At Porchester (3,d S. v. 479.) — The lines copied from a monument in this church are taken from Dr. Young's Night Thoughts, Night v. line 600. Zeta.

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INDEX.

THIRD SERIES.—VOL. V.

[For classified aiticlo, see Anonymous Works, Books Recently Published, Epigrams, Epitaphs, Folk Lore,
Provrrds And Phrase*, Quotations, Shaksprriana, Ano Songs And Ballads.]

A. on Sir Charles Wogan, 421

A. (A.) on bells called skelets, 467

Beech trees never struck by lightning, 97

Cannon of France, 456

Chaperone, 44G

Churchwarden query, 34

Crancelin, in heraldry, 457

Cuckoo oats, &c, 450

Essex saying, 97

Expedient, its earliest use, 477

Frith, a wood, 43

Games of swans, &<•., 436

Greek custom as to horses, 153

Grumbold Hold, 115

Haydn queries, 467

Lasso, and similar weapons, 442

Lanterns of the dead, 116

Mark of Thor's hammer, 458

Modern Folk ballads, 209

Pews before the Reformation, 43

Prior's " Thief and Cordelier," 475

Salmagundi, 467

Salmon in the Thames, 479

Seals, Anglo-Saxon and mediaeval, 445

Shaksperian criticisms, 231, 232

"Spartam, quam nactus es, orna," 444

Tedded grass, 43

Tout, its derivation, 429

Verifying quotations, &c, 290

Whittled down, a provincialism, 435

Wooden and stone altars in England, 499
A. (A. S.) on Card. Beton and Abp. Gawin Dun-
bar, 402

Bishop George de Athequa, 352

Campbell (Sir Alexander and Sir Hugh), 367

D'Olbreusc (Eleanor), 348

Guernsey, governors of, 328

Knox (Andrew), Bishop of Raphoe, 371

Knox (Thomas), Bishop of the Isles, 411

Kohl, antimony, 349

Lamont (Rev. David), 367

Longevity of clergymen, 453

A. (A. S.) on Montalembert (Count de), 328
Abauzit (Firmin), "Discourse on the Apocalypse,'-

420
"Abel," an oratorio, author of the words, 297,

467
Abhba on Earl of Clonmell's Diary, 477

De Burgo's " Hibernia Dominicana," 457

Dobbs (Arthur), biography, 82

"Dublin University Magazine," 447

Downcs's Tour through Cork and Ross, 82

"Essay on Politeness," 437

Family burying ground, 377

Fellowships in Trinity College, Dublin, 345

Kennedy (Rev. James), 241

Life of Prince Eugene of Savoy, 615

Literary plagiarisms, 523

Meath electioneering bill, 493

Paradin's " Devises Heroiques," 528

Petrie Collection of ancient music, 498

Portlock (Major-General), 489

Portlock (Capt. Nathaniel), 425

Proverb wanted, 117

Rundell (Mrs. Maria Eliza), 419

Spottiswoode (Abp. John and Bp. James), 415

Ulick, a Christian name, 136
Abraham aben Hhaiim, his MSS., 435
Ache on'a quotation, 142
Acland (Rev. John), noticed, 320
Acrostic: Clirist, 355

Adair (John) of Kilternan, 404, 442, 501—504
Adair (Robin), Esq., subject of the song, 404, 442,

500
Adam (Thomas), alias Welhowse, epitaph, 239
Adams (Richard), minor poet, 42, 64
Adderley (Geo. Augustus), rank in the army, 297,

385
Addis (John) on Fingers of Hindoo gods, 123

"Hcrmippus Redivivus," 100

Pamphlet, its derivation, 290

Urbigerus (Baro), alchemical writer, 73

Vixen: Fixen, 62
Addison (Joseph), barrister, 6
Addison (Joseph), definition of wit, 30
Adei, a sect, 240

"Adcste Fideles," composer of the tune, 312

Admiralty Domesday Book, 146

Adolphus (Gustuvus), letter to Charles I., 294

Adolphus (John Leycester), " The Circuiteers," 6

A. (E. H.) on Samuel Burton, 73, 529

Hoods of Oxford and Cambridge, 517

Nicols (Rev. William), 356

Pholoys of Gambia, 12

Trevor (Sir Marcus), Vise. Dungannon, 55

Witty classical quotations, 310
.SJnigmatn, Latin, 93, 257
JEvum, words derived from, 100
African, South, chart of the discovery, 498
Agg (John), satirical writer, 346
Agincourt battle, picture at Guildhall, 171
Ainger (A.) on " Chough and Crow," a glee, 243

Natter, German for adder, 125

Psalm xc. 9, 83

Quotation, 261

Swallows and the spring, 83
Alabarches, or Arabarches, 294
Albert, Prince Consort, his arms, 457, 522; motto,

12, 64, 81
Albini Brito (Wm. de), 382, 505
Aldeburgh barony, 224
Alexander the Great's grant to the Selavonians,

345
Al-Gazel, Mohammedan doctor, his birth, 401
'AKifis on Collins, author of To-morrow, 20

Cumming (James), F.S.A., 308

Dobbs' Trade and Improvement of Ireland, 64

Mount Athos, 487
Almaek (Richard) on Mary, Queen of Scots, 321
Altars, early wooden and stone, 499
Altham (Ursula, Lady), death, 284
"Amateur's Magazine," 26, 64
Amen, a curious derivation of the word, 33
America, its first paper-mill, 222; Seneca's pro-
phecy of its discovery, 298, 368, 440
Americanisms: conjure and conjurations, 133
Anagram: Andreas Rivetus, 53
Ancestor worship, 212
Anderson's " Scottish Nation," 147
Andrewes (Bp. Lancelot), his will, 137
Andros (Sir Edmund), his arms, 346, 42.)
Aneroids, 297

Angelic vision of the dying, 448
Animals, the trials of, 165, 218

Anonymous Works: —

Art of Politicks, 164, 205

Arundincs Devie, 496

Autumn near the Rhine, 119

Bubble and Squeak, 323

Cabala, sive Scrinia Sacra, 514

Castle Builders, or History of Wm. Stephens,

514
Chronicle of the Kings of England, 300
Clam Chester, 204
Contest of the Twelve Nations, 618
Crambo Repctita, 323

Discourse, Historical, on the Revelations, 420
Edric, the Saxon, a play, 514
Education, especially of Young Gentlemen, 38

Anonymous Works: —

Essay on Politeness, 437

Eugene (Prince) of Savoy, his Life, 515

Fellowships in Trinity College, Dublin, 345

Friend of Australia, 614

Godolphin, a play, 614

Grand Impostor, 60

Hermippus Redivivus, 100

Honour of Christ Vindicated, 133

"Irish Tutor," 479

Land of Promise, or Impressions of Australia,
614

Letter Box, by Oliver Oldstaffe, 321

Leprosy of Naaman, 55

Living and the Dead, 106

Meditations on Life and Death, 400, 448, 506

Post Boy Robbed of his Mail, 448

Proud Shepherd's Tragedy, 355

Resurrection, not Death, the Hope of the Be-
liever, 33, 203

Revelation of St. John and the Jewish Tem-
ple, 417

Royal Stripes, or a Kick from Yarmouth, to
Wales, 346

Salmagundi, a Miscellany of Poetry, 322

Solomon's Song, poetical version, 1703, 322

Turkish Spy, 260

Antiphanes, passage in the Aphrodisian, 486

Ape leading in hell, 193, 289, 424

Apothecaries' Company's crest, 13

Appleton (W. S.) on Nicholas Bayley's family, 330

Archer (Master John), noticed, 55

Arden (Edward), related to Shakspeare, 352, 463,

492
Ardesoif (J. P.) inquired after, 435
Arland (Benedict), miniature painter, 336
Aristotle, in old Latin, 11
Aristotle's Politics, 475, 525
Arm, breaking the left, a punishment, 469
Arms, mottoes and coats of, 7 7
Arms of English royalty, 100
Arnold (Rev. Thomas Kerchever), death, 460
Arnulphus (Bishop), Life of Empress Maud, 116
Arundel Castle, its owlery, 612
Arundel Society's publications, 106
"Arundincs Devse," its author, 496
Ascot races forty years ago, 474
Aston (Joseph) of Manchester, 370
"Athenian Gazette," its contributors, 77
"Athenian Mercury," its contributors, 77
Athenry, or Athunry, its orthography, 499
Athequa (George de), Bishop of IAuidaff, 352
Athos, Mount, its monastic libraries, 437, 487
Aubery (Mons.) and Du Val, 133
Audley (P. A.) on Cambridge villages, 212

Digby motto, 153

Epitaph on Thomas Adam, alien Welhowse,
239
Austin Friars' church, 376
Austrian motto, the five vowels, 222, 309
Austrian peerages, 320
Averroes, birth and death, 401
Avon, the Vale of, its population, 367
Axholme, the Isle of, 434, 507

B

0 on the reduction of Rathlin in 1575, 89

Baal worship, works on, 196

Bacon (Francis), Baron Verulam, chambers at

Gray's Inn, 100; "Psalms," ib.
B. (A. F.) on Sir Edw. Gorges, Knt., 443, 489

Laurel water, 63
Bailey (the Unfortunate Miss), song in Latin, 76
Bailley (Charles), secretary to Mary Queen of

Scots, 284
Baillie (Joanna), "Chough and Crow," 243
Ball (Lord) of Bagshot, 151
Ballad literature, foreign, 372
Ballads. See Songs.
Ballard (Col.), his Christian name, 320
Balloons, their dimensions, 96, 200
Ballot, " three blue beans," 297, 386, 444
Bankes (Geo.), Vicar of Cherryhinton, 43
Baptismal names, objectionable, 22, 105, 184
Barb = to shave, 494
Barbauld (Anna Letitia), Prose Hymns, 33
Barberini vase, 22
Barcroft (John), Esq., 11
Barham (Francis), works, 36, 120
Barley, an exclamation, its derivation, 3-38
Barnes (Richard), Bishop of Nottingham, 196
Barons family of Watford, 376
Bartolozzi (Francesco), engraving, 377, 445
Barton (Bernard), Lord Jeffrey's letter to, 70
Basing House, notices of its sieges, 499
Basselin (Olivier), " Vaux de Vire," 25
Basset family of North Morton, Berks, 417
Bastard (John Pollexfen), M.P. for Devon, 198
Bastide's Ode to Louis XIV., 496
Batchelor (J. W.) on canine suicide, 515
Bates (Wm.)on Bezoar stones, 486

Blair's Grave, its frontispiece, 196

Chaldee MS. and Blackwood's Magazine, 314

Collier (Jeremy) on the Stage, &c, 38

Collins (John), author of " To-morrow," 17

Pamphlet, its etymology and meaning, 167
Battles in England, 398, 449, 488
Baxter (Thomas), "Circle Squared," 258, 348
Baxter (W. E.) on anonymous contributors, 238

Battles in England, 449

Callis (Robert), 204

Capell's Notes on Shakspeare, 77

Digby motto, 220

Martin family, 222

Preaching ministers suspended, 367

Quotation, 200

Bancroft family, 291

Sussex newspapers, 75

"To a Caged Skylark," a Poem, 615
Bayley (C. H.) on first book printed in Birming-
ham, 145
Bayley (Nicholas), family, 330
Bayly (T. H.), Latin version of his song, "I'd be a

Butterfly," 106
Baynbridge (H. A.) on Burnett families, 376
Becanceld councils, where holden, 216
Bocket (Capt.), inquired after, 134
Beckington (Bp.), letters, 26
Bede(Cuthbert) on the "Amateur's Magazine," 64

Bede (Cuthbert) on Collins, author of "To-mor-
row," 20
Huntingdonshire feast, 497
"Eimbolton Park," a poem, 479
Mother Goose, 384

Ornithological and agricultural folk-lore, 394
Pre-death coffins, 364
Whitmore family, 220
Bedford (Arthur) on the "Impieties in the Eng-
lish Playhouses," 39
Bedford (Lucy, Countess of), 523
Beech-droppings, its medicinal properties, 297, 369
Beech-trees never struck with lightning, 97, 201
Bee-hives in mourning, 393

Beisly (Sidney) on Robin Goodfellow and Puck, 340
Shakspeare and his commentators, 231
Tempest, passage in, 328
Bell, the passing, of St. Sepulchre's, 170, 331, 338,

429
Bell-founders, ancient, 172
Bells called skelets, 457
Bell (W. E.) on the longevity of Richard Purser,

170
Bell (Dr. Win.)on Morganatic marriages, 235, 441
Bellamy (John), Translation of the Bible, 14
Bellomont (Coote, Lord), his arms, 345, 627
Bent: "Top of his bent" explained, 137
Bentinek family, 284

Bentley (Nathaniel), alias Dirty Dick, 482
Bentley (Richard), D.D. 509, 630
Bentley (Thomas) of Chiswick, 376, 449, 509
Beresford (Sir William), portrait, 239
Berkholz's Memoirs, 616
Berlin literati, 116
Bermuda, its climate, 104, 122
Berwick (James Fitzjames, Duke of), his descen-
dants, 134, 202, 309
Besson (Thomas), bookseller, 435
Beton (Cardinal), noticed, 112, 200, 402
Beverley, library at St. Mary's, 51 ; lines on the

minster, 62
Bezoar stones, 398, 486
B. (F. C.) on Elma, a proper name, 308

Woman's will, 300
B. (F. G.) on a supposed picture of A. Pope, 137
B. (H.) on Alfred Bunn, 182
Comet of 1581, 114

Miscegenation, a new Yankee word, 278
Pre-death monument, 363
B. (H T. D.) on Cambridge Bible, 1837, 36
Walker (Obadiah), "Of Education," 38
Bible, Cambridge, of 1837, 36; French, 1638, 375
Bible, the translator's Preface, 283
Bibliothecar. Chetham. on consonants in Welsh,
364
Earth a living creature, 286
General Literary Index, 131
Greek and Roman games, 66, 104, 244
Seneca's prophecy of the discovery of Ame-
rica, 440
Talleyrand's maxim, 216
Bingham (C. W.) on the Rev. Dan. Campbell, 114
Comic songs translated, 223
Molly wash-dish, 356

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