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CONTENTS. - N° 28.
NOTES:-Archer Family of Worcestershire, 21-A Picture
Sale in 1758, 22-"British and Continental Titles of Honor.'
Traveller, 23-Lord Wellesley and Lord CornwallisPurgation by Fire, 24-Parallel Passages-The Latest Irish Bull-A Strange Epitaph-Lines on a Sun-Dial, 25-The O'Malconry-A Conjecture, 26.
QUERIES:-Family of Alexander, or Zinzan, 26-Gipsy
Names-Christy Collections-The Judges on Circuit-Queen Anne and the Duchess of Marlborough, 27"Yange Monday"-"The Bonny House of Airlie" French Dictionaries-Tintern Abbey-Mrs. Elizabeth Montagu Kirkstall Abbey, Yorks.-A Canterbury Foundling-Henry James Bellars-The Brig "Temple," of Lordon-Mrs. J. A. Sargent, 28" Master"-Jonathan Edwards, of America, 29. REPLIES:-Spelling Reforms, 29-Ralph de Cobham: Mary de Roos, 30-Byron: Wycherley-"Twas at the Birthnight Ball," &c., 31" Prester John" and the Arms of the See of Chichester-John Luson, 32-Cerevisia-"The Glory of their Times," &c.-"The Lighthouse"-The Swift Family, 33St Verdiana-Sheridan and "The School for Scandal"
"Had be"-The "Vengeur," 34" Yale College Magazine" -David Lloyd-" Hudibras"-Register of Jews-Heraldic Sprinkling Rivers with Flowers-The "Jacobus"-La Vienville-"The Private House in Drury Lane," 35-Buda-The Emperor Alexander II.-"Sele"-Arithmetic: Casting out Nines, 36 Mortimer of Wigmore-" Whele"-Princes of the Blood Royal-The Use of Inverted Commas-Isaac (and John Fransham-The Population Two Hundred Years Ago -Marmion Herbert in "Venetia," 37-"Desier"— Rigby, Paymaster of the Forces in 1768-Poets and Proper NamesA Jew's Will-Rancke Riders, 38-Duns Scotus-Heraldic
Pedigree Tracing, 39. Notes on Books, &c.
ARCHER FAMILY OF WORCESTERSHIRE. My attention bas lately been drawn to the question of the origin of the Archer family of Barbadoes in the seventeenth century from having seen a work on this surname, which, although a useful guide to inquirers, is, nevertheless, embarrassing from the recurrence of misprint or typical errors, which might have been obviated by the slightest effort in the correction of the proof sheets. In this work, although frequent suggestions are thrown out in favour of the Worcestershire origin of this family, it is evident that the author had a preference for Suffolk. A careful analysis of the contents, however, and collation with other sources of information, will, I think, show that there were Archers in Barbadoes from London, Suffolk, and Lincoln, but that Edward Archer, who died there in 1693, was none of these, but was of a distinct and Worcestershire origin. I am well aware how little reliance can be placed on family traditions, yet, to a certain extent, they possess some value as clues. The descendants of this Edward Archer are still to be found, not only in Barbadoes, but in Jamaica, where two of his grandsons settled about 1753. In both branches of the family, notwithstanding the lapse of time since their separation, the tradition still exists
that their English progenitors were Royalists, and of Umberslade descent; and this, too, in face of the facts that Sir John Archer of the De Boys, or Essex, family was himself in Barbadoes, and that he had relatives in Jamaica in the seventeenth century, and they still treasure an heirloom transmitted from generation to generation, which would seem to strengthen the first part of the tradition, viz., a locket set in gold of the period, containing a portrait of Charles I. reading!
That the Worcestershire Archers were Royalists there can be no doubt; the children of Edward Archer of Hanley Castle, eldest son of John Archer, of Welland, by his wife Eleanor, daughter of Richard Frewen of Hanley Castle, were dispossessed of their estates by Cromwell. We find, about 1652, "William Archer and William Walter petitioning on behalf of the children, being minors, Thomas, George, and Anne, of the late Edward Archer of Hanley Castle." There is no mention of his elder children in this petition; they, no doubt, had equally incurred the Protector's displeasure. Thomas, George, and Anne, being minors, might be presumed to be guiltless of political sympathies. These Welland Archers appear to have broken up entirely about 1649, and to have dispersed in all directions, their large possessions passing into the hands of their Cromwellite neighbours-the Lechmeres and others. Presumably, the Frewens-maternal ancestors of Edward of Hanley-were also Royalists, for we find them settled in Barbadoes at the same period as Edward Archer of 1693, as well as the Thornes, Moores, and other families, with whom the Welland Archers had intermarried. It is a curious and suggestive fact that the first Barbadian ancestor of Edward Archer of 1693 called his estates Cleobury," "Oldbury," and "Gretton." Now, if we refer to Dugdale's "Pedigrees of Archers of Umberslade," we find that Thomas le ArcherEdward III.-married Margarita, daughter of Cleburie, and Rowland Archer of Umberslade quartered the arms of the Mortimer-Cleburie family. Again, Oldbury is a town in Worcestershire. I cannot but think that a deep significance lies in the names chosen by this branch of Barbadian Archers for the first properties held by them in the land of their exile. They would serve, not only to keep alive the cherished memory of the mother country, but act as landmarks to their posterity, showing the line of Umberslade from which they derived, as in the case of Cleoburie, and their Worcester origin from Oldbury. Taking all these circumstances together, I think I am justified in my preference for a Worcester instead of a Suffolk descent for Edward Archer of Barbadoes.
The earliest Archers mentioned in the Parish Registers of Barbadoes are Richard, Leonard, and Nicholas. They were undoubtedly sons of
Nicholas Archer of Hustropp, co. Lincoln, and of "foreign pts." His will is recorded in London. Sons, Richard Leon (qy. cont. Leonard), Nicholas, and Christopher. That they were also Cromwellites and Puritans, I think we may infer from the baptismal names of their children, when we consider the mania, at that period, for Biblical appellations among the followers of the Protector. Nathaniel, Joseph, Joshua, and Peter, are the Christian names we find bestowed on the offspring of these early Archers, and they were perpetuated in their descendants. The name of Edward appears but once amongst them; one Peter Archer, grandson of Leonard, called his son by this name, but he was born in 1703, ten years after the death of Edward Archer of 1693.
It is morally impossible that the latter could be descended from either of the three brothers, Richard, Leonard, or Nicholas, since the only member of their respective families who bore the name of Edward was born after his demise.
reason for believing that this younger Robert was
Robert Archer, son of Anne
The Rev. Robert Ar--*Hannah, daugh, of
Edward Archer of tElizabeth.
At the present time, baptismal designations have no signification; it was not thus, however, in the days of our forefathers. Let us, then, turn from these Lincoln Archers to Edward Archer, of 1693, and his descendants. In no single instance do we find a Scriptural name amongst them, but in their stead we do find the baptismal names borne for centuries by the Umberslade Archers— Thomas, Edward, Robert, John, and Williamnames, moreover, borne by the sons of John Archer of Welland, from whom I claim descent for Edward Archer, who died in Barbadoes in 1693, either through his eldest son, Edward, of Hanley Castle, or through Robert, a younger son, born 1616. We know that the former's eldest son, John, was in "foreign pts" (see Nash); it is Robert, Edward possible, nay, probable, that his other "dispos- herited. sessed" elder sons were also emigrants. Edward, of Hanley Castle, was born June, 1600. Allowing thirty years for a generation, Edward Archer, of Barbadoes, might clearly have been his son; were he born about 1630, he would only have been sixty-three at the time of his death in 1693. That some members of the Worcestershire Archers did emigrate is an undoubted fact; for among the wills of Archers in "foreign pts" we find those of "John of Worcester," Humphrey Archer, &c. The former, I presume, was the son of Edward of Hanley. I am more disposed, however, to think that Edward Archer of Barbadoes was the son of the younger brother, Robert, son of John Archer of Welland and Eleanor Frewen of Hanley.
Robert Archer was baptized at Hanley, April, 1616. He married Anne Skinner of Ledbury, and was the father of many children. His son Robert was "Parson of Castle-Morton": he married, 1677, Hannah Moore, daughter of Edward Moore of Suckley Court. Two short tabulations will show more clearly than I can do by words my
Tho- Eliza- *Hannah,—— Ashby mas. beth.
A PICTURE SALE IN 1758.
It may be interesting to compare with some recent picture sales the results of a sale by auction of the collection of Sir Luke Schaub, which took place on 26th, 27th, and 28th April, 1758. The three days' sale comprised 118 lots, and the sum realized was 7,7841. 5s. Out of the 118 lots, as recorded in the Gentleman's Magazine, vol. xxviii. p. 225, &c. (1758), I shall select the names of about forty works of the most celebrated masters, with the prices and purchasers :—
First Day's Sale.
Lot 9. W. Vandevelde-A calm, 5l. 15s. 6d. Pur chaser, Governor Saunders. Lot 10. Kuyp-A landscape with rocks, 91. 9s. Pur chaser, Fitzwilliams.
Lot 20. Sal. Rosa-Soldiers, &c., 171. 17s. Purchaser, Mr. Townsend.
Lot 22. P. Veronese-A woman's head, 127. 12s. Purchaser, Mr. Vernon.
Lot 25. Domenico-St. Barba, 587. 168. Purchaser, Richard Grosvenor.
Lot 38. Fr. Mieris-Boy with a jug, small oval, 67. 10s. Purchaser, Mr. Steward.
Lot 39. P. Potter-A landscape and figures, 117. Os. 6d. Purchaser, Mr. Reynolds.
Lot 43. Albano St. Catherine, 421. Purchaser, -Thompson, Esq.
Lot 44. Titian-A sleeping Venus, 181. 7s. 6d. Purchaser, Mr. Masterson.
Lot 52. Guercino-St. Sebastian, 54l. 12s. Purchaser, Lord Cooper. Lot 54. Giordano-A sleeping Venus with Cupids
attending, 117. 11s. Purchaser, Mr. Holditch
Lot 55. Rubens-A landscape with Our Saviour healing the lame, 797. 16s. Purchaser, Duchess of Portland. Lot 59. Correggio-Sigismunda weeping over the heart of Tancred, 4041. 5s. Purchaser, Sir T. Seabright.
Purchaser, H. Fox, Esq.
Lot 12. M. A. Caravaggio-A man playing on a flute, 7. 78. Purchaser, Mrs. Child.
Lot 25. Albert Dürer-A crucifixion, 15l. 15s. Purchaser, Governor Saunders.
Lot 31. Metzu-A Dutch lady at her toilet, 221. 11s. 6d. Purchaser, Mr. Gould.
Lot 38. P. Brill-Sea view, figures by Caracci, 651. 28. Purchaser, Duchess of Portland.
Lot 39. Rembrandt-Admiral Ruyter, 167. 58. 6d. Purchaser, Mr. Steward.
Lot 50. Ann. Caracci-Venus at her toilet, 631. Purchaser, Lord Cowper.
Lot 51. Guido-Our Saviour asleep and the Virgin watching over him, 3281. 13s. Purchaser, Richard Gros
Lot 44. Rigaud-Cardinal Dubois, half-length, 337. 12s. Purchaser, Mr. Thompson.
Lot 46. Murillo-Beggars, 321. 11s. Purchaser, Richard Grosvenor.
Lot 52. Carlo Maratti-A Holy Family, 331. 1s. 6d. Purchaser, Vandergutch.
Lot 60. Raphael-A large and capital picture of a Holy Family, 7031. 10s. Purchaser, Duchess of Portland. The largest purchasers at the sale were (1) the Duchess of Portland, who secured fourteen pictures, as follows:-Cl. Lorain, 105l.; Rembrandt, 321. 11s.; Bamboccio, 211.; Elsheimer, 171. 17s.; Guido, 1577. 10s.; Rubens, 797. 16s.; Vandyke, 126l.; P. Brill, 65l. 28.; Vandyke, 2117. 18.; View of Antwerp by P. Brill, Rubens, Gillis, and Brueghel, 5511. 5s.; Titian, 431. 1s.; Eliz. Sirani, 231. 2s.; Tintoret, 661. 3s.; Raphael, 7031. 10s.-Total, 2,2021. 18s. (2) Richard (first Earl) Grosvenor, seventeen pictures, &c. :-Crescentia, 10l. 10s.; Domenico, 581. 16s.; Jordaens, 161. 5s. 6d.; F. Laura, 361. 15s.; an antique bronze, 42l.; Guido, 3281. 13s.; Sir P. Lely, 4l. 7s. 6d.; P. Veronese, 791. 16s.; Holbein, 31. 38.; Do., 31. 13s. 6d. ; Polydore, 36l. 15s.; Rubens, 25l. 4s.; Borgognone, 231. 2s.; F. Bassano, 115. 10s.; Murillo, 321. 11s.; Teniers, 1571. 10s.; Le Brun, 1277.-Total, 1,1017. 11s. 6d. (3) Sir J. Seabright, A. Correggio, 4041. 5s. (4) Governor Saunders, fourteen pictures :--Antolini, 7. 15s.; Vandevelde, 5l. 15s. 6d.; Baddalocio, 15l. 15s.; Gentileschi, 441. 28.; Albert Dürer, 15 15s.; A. Kuyp, 26l. 15s. 6d.; Rubens, 281. 178. 6d.; Do., 15l. 15s.; Gofredy, 61. 68.; Watteau, 87. 188. 6d.; Do., 91. 9s.; Sal. Rosa, 71. 78.; Do., 4l. 4s.; Rottenhamer, 167. 5s. 6d. Total, 2131. Os. 6d.
St. John's Wood.
S. H. HARLOWE.
"BRITISH AND CONTINENTAL TITLES OF HONOR." BY A TRAVELLER, 1842. This interesting work was written to show the real value of foreign titles of nobility (some of which were purchasable at the moderate figure of class of travelling Britons of the idea that Con301.!), and to disabuse the minds of the ordinary tinental Counts and Barons are on a par with our Earls and Barons, and therefore superior to Baronets and the nobiles minores of Great Britain, the fact being that the majority of these titled gentlemen can scarcely be considered equal in rank to our Esquires. The following conclusions, drawn by the author from his arguments and facts, are worthy of a place in the Peerages, Baronetages, and other works of a similar character:
"I. That, notwithstanding the popular distinction between Nobility and Gentry, no one who goes abroad, and who really belongs to the nobiles minores of England, should deny that he is Noble.
"II. That it is a vulgar error* to suppose that a Commoner may not be Noble.
* Conclusively proved by the fact that all the sons of Peers (in their fathers' lifetime), though by courtesy