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near Mottram Cross, the other “Failworth pow” nostre Reine d'heureuse mémoire, douée de Vertus (pole, of course), singular objects among tall fac- l heroïques, d'une prudence et grandeur de courage partory chimneys.
dessus son sexe, et y repose en un tombeau magnifique que luy dressa Le Roy JAQUES ";
and the inscription from the tomb in Westminster Queries.
Abbey follows. Also the last marginal date in
the history of Middlesex is 1567. There are [We must request correspondents desiring information
380 pp. of letter-press, coloured maps of all the
200 nn on family matters of only private interest, to affix their names and addresses to their queries, in order that the
counties in England and Wales, with the arms of answers may be addressed to them direct.
each county family illuminated. The first part is
headed, “ La Grande Bretagne.” Any information “THE LAWYER'S FORTUNE,” 1705. — This will be gratefully received by E. G. M. amusing comedy, which was written by Lord Grimston, at the age of thirteen, whilst at school,
THE OLD TESTAMENT.-Is there any commenand published in 4to. in 1705, was, it is stated,
tary on the Old Testament or Psalms written by a bought up by him subsequently. 'After this it | Jew, and, if so, where procurable ? Cappears to have been reprinted four times at least :
| The ELIZABETHAN ADMIRALS.-Can you inform once in 4to., s. a.; 1728, Rotterdam, 12mo.; 1736, | London, 8vo.; and 1736, London, 12mo. It is
me where portraits of any of the English admirals commonly stated that the 12mo. edition of 1736
who defeated the Spanish Armada can be seen ?
C. E. P. was published by the Duchess of Marlborough as an election squib against Lord Grimston ; and in
(We are indebted to the very highest authority on the
subject for the following :-“The borders to the celethe Biog. Dram, she is distinctly charged with ill- |
brated Armada Tapestries, which decorated the old House naturedly bringing it to light. This would hardly of Lords, and were burned in 1834, contained medallions be correct if there had already been two new with portraits of twenty-seven of the English comeditions of it; but presuming that she did publish | manders who defeated the Armada. They were engraved the 12mo. edition of 1736, with the figure of the
in a series of plates by John Pine in 1739. The heads
are small and wanting in character ; but, unfortunately, author as a red elephant on the title-page, who
no larger transcript is known to exist of them. Copley's was it who brought out the 8vo. edition of the picture of the death of Chatham exhibits some of these same year, with ill-natured notes and a dedication | borders hidden in deep shade, and does little more than to Samuel Johnson (the Cheshire dancing master)
confirm Pine's engravings. Granger's Biographical under the title of Lord Flame? Had the duchess |
History, vol. i. p. 290 (ed. 1824), gives a list of the
persons represented. The same work indicates what anything to do with this? Did she cause both
other engravings of these distinguished commanders editions of the comedy to be published in 1736 ? exist. By comparing them with Pine (plate iv.), many
EDWARD SOLLY. may be identified as taken from the same sources as the
portraits in the tapestry. “TAE CRIMES OF THE CLERGY.” 8vo. Pub- "A full-length portrait of Charles Howard, Earl of lished in numbers about 1820.-At the end of Nottingham, is now on view among the old masters at each number we read • Benbow Printer o Castle Burlington House; superior pictures being at GreenStreet, Leicester Square, London.”
| wich Hospital (from the royal collection) and at Arundel
The copy Castle and Gorhambury. These are by Daniel Mytens, which I possess is without title-page (half title and represent him as a very old man. The tempest-tossed only as above noted), and terminates, although Armada in the background is only emblematic, for the the “tale" in hand is not finished, at the 216th Admiral was not more than fifty-two years of age in pige. A former owner has written at the foot of 1558. He died in 1024." this page, “ This was the last of the publication.” Can I learn-1. Whether any more than 216 pages be glad to know if there is a chartulary of
CHARTULARY OF TRENTHAM PRIORY.-I should were ever published ? 2. Was a title-page ever
Trentham Priory, Staffordshire, still extant, and, issued ? and, if so, what is the exact wording of
if so, in whose possession it now lies. it? 3. Were there any illustrations? My copy
J. CHARLES Cox. has a frontispiece subscribed “ Pluralist,” which I
Belper. take to be inserted, although it bears the name “ Benbow, Publisher.”
Shaw of MOSSHEAD, CO. AYR.- Where can I
obtain a pedigree of this family? Did any of them A FRENCH HISTORY OF ENGLAND.-Can you settle in 'Ulster during the seventeenth century ? give me any information concerning a history of
GENEALOGIST. England, folio edition, printed in French, of which I have a copy, but without a title-page?' I think Rev. THOMAS WARING, M.A., son of John it must have been published in the reign of Waring, of Liverpool, Gentleman, matriculated at James I., from the following paragraph :
Oxford in 1681, and was for some years Vicar of "Et celle que nous ne pouvons nommer sans louianges Garstang, in Lancashire, where he died in 1722. et sans larmes, l'amour d'Angleterre, Elizabeth nagueres He left a widow (Katherine). A seal, presumed to have been his, bears a bull's head issuant from SEA POLICY OFFICE, LONDON.- What was the a crown. Further particulars about him re- precise purpose of this office ? For instance, had quested.
H. FISHWICK, F.S.A. it any function beyond that of selling stamped Carr Hill, Rochdale.
policies for marine insurance ? or did it inherit any
of the functions of registering contracts of marine HERALDIC BOOK-PLATE.—On removing from a
insurance, like, or similar to, the Policies of Inbook, formerly in the collection of the late Lord |
surance Court, founded in the reign of Elizabeth Farnham, his lordship’s book-plate, I found another
or before? And was Mr. Robert Moon the last underneath, with the armorial shield subjoined
incumbent of the office, and when did he retire ? I send the description in the hope that some one
CORNELIUS WALFORD. amongst your readers may be able to name the
Belsize Park Gardens. families to whom the coats appertain :-Az., fourteen pears (3, 4, 3, 4) pendent or ; impaling, GERMAN-ENGLISH ETYMOLOGICAL DICTIONARY. quarterly, 1 and 4, Az., a chevron or, between in -I am unable to meet with a really good Germanchief three mullets arg., and in base a bull's head English dictionary, giving the derivation of words, caboshed of the second ; 2 and 3, Az., three clubs and should be glad if some German scholar would erect, the first surmounted by the second in saltire, name one.
H. D. and both by the third in pale, or. Crest : Out of a viscount's coronet of sixteen pearls (nine being “THE BOROUGH Boy."—What is the meaning visible) an eagle, the wings elevated, over the head of this sign? It occurs on an old public-house an antique crown. Supporters : Two eagles with near Merton Hall, Cambridge.
CYRIL. wings elevated addorsed, the dexter regardant, over the head of each an antique crown, as in the crest. CLERICAL J.P.s.—How can I ascertain how Motto : “Ubique fecundat imber." SHEM. many clergymen of the Church of England were
| acting as magistrates in any given year during the HERALDIC. — The following arms are over a last century-in 1760, for example, or in 1790? chimney-piece in a house at Wantage. Nothing
'J. C. Rust. is known of them. I should be glad to find out The Vicarage, Sobam, Cambridgeshire. whose they are :1 and 4, Ermine, on a fess sable, three crosses patée or ; 2 and 3, Sable, a lion ram
BILLERICAY.-A little town near Brentwood, pant or: impaling Gules, an eagle displaved or, in Essex, bears this name. Can any reader of on a chief argent three tuns sable. Č. J. E.
“N. & Q.” give me a clue to the origin of the
name? Traces of Roman occupation have been ARMS, BUT NO CREST.-Some few years since, found near the town.
J. A. when making search at the Heralds' College for my family crest, which I was unsuccessful in ORIENTAL CUSTOMS.-In Cunningham's Life of obtaining any trace of (I repeatedly found the Wilkie, vol. iii., that eminent painter proposes family arms, but always without a crest or motto), 1 (p. 391) a question which by its frequent repetition I was informed by “Richmond” (the late Mr. seems to have deeply interested him :Matthew Gibbon) that “many old West-country “A curious question bas arisen with the learned how
s had nó crest. » Can any reader of the ancient Jews lived, whether like the Persians and “N. & Q.” authenticate this statement, and, if so,
Turks of our times, or like the Egyptians and Greeks in
ancient times; whether they sat on the floor, or upon give the reason, and supply examples ?
seats and chairs? This question involves many others :
D. K. T. whether they slept on mats or bedsteads,” &c. THE PEACOCK OF CHIVALRY.- Can this have
Has any light been thrown on these points ? The been introduced by the Templars, who seem to
great painters, as Rafael, Leonardo da Vinci, Paul have been learned in Hindu mythology, and have | Veronese, &c., certainly represented Christ and his been adopted from the story of Kartikeva, the apostles seated as in modern fashion, but I think Hindu warrior deity, whose Vahan was a peacock ?
it has become the practice of recent artists to Sp.
depict sacred scenes according to the Oriental customs.
W. M. M. PARENTAGE OF THOMAS À BECKET.—Under notes on Christmas as observed in the fifteenth W AND V.- When did the habit of confusing century (5th S. vi. 502), the pious visit of the the w and the v cease to be a mark of the Cockney? London municipality to the grave of the parents In Pickwick and Jorrocks's Jaunts and Jollities, of Thomas à Becket has been recently recorded. both published about 1834 I think, this practice It were a pity, perhaps, to find so “pretty" a prevails, but I fancy it had really died out before story as that of Gilbert and Matilda discredited. that date. I have been a Londoner all my life, Still, what authority is there for the tradition that “ nearly fifty years, alas !” and I have never heard the mother of this great prelate was a Saracen a man use v for w. Essex boatmen I have heard emir's daughter ?
H. W. use w for v_-“Wery wexatious it are, sir, to be
run to sea." The old order from the City magis- Pilgrim, signed “ Jno. Hooley," which struck me trate—“Villiam, my vite vig.” “Vich vite vig, as being of great merit, full of pretty fancies, and your vorship?” “Vy, the vite vig I vore at of the true ring. Can any of your readers tell me Vindsor last Vitsuntide vos a veek”is, I fancy, who " Jno. Hooley” is, or when he lived, or if he of the last century. In Foote's Mayor of Garrett, lives, or if the poem is one of many—in fact, anyJerry Sneak talks of making his Molly “veep," thing about Love's Pilgrim or its author ? and otherwise confuses his v's and w's; but Bruin
· W. H. R. and Major Sturgeon, who are also Cockneys, are quite free from this error. It can have been a hit
THURSTON THE ACTOR.-In the present exhi
bition of the works of the old masters, there is a London practice for but a short time, I think.
portrait by Zoffany of “the actor Thurston in The A. H. CHRISTIE
Merry Beggars of Sherwood.” Can any one tell E BEFORE S.-Natives of India, as a rule, in me anything of this actor, of the play, or of the pronouncing any word commencing with s, pro- | author?
E. D. nounce e before it ; for example, "e street,"
AUTHORS AND QUOTATIONS WANTED.“e shop," “ The Hon. Mr. e Stanley,” “A nation
“ When death puts out our flame, the snuff will tell of e shopkeepers," and so on. How can this be
If we were wax or tallow by the smell." accounted for? I know of a guide in Strasburg
"R. W. H. Nasa, B.A. who shows to tourists “e storkee's nest "; and
“If I should die to-night." foreigners generally—those with whom, at any
A. B. rate, I have entered into conversation in my own tongue-have given me the benefit of e before s.
CURIOUS WILLS: MONTH'S MIND. :“CAIMÉ.”—The Daily Telegraph, in a telegram
(5th S. vi. 63, 232, 338.) published Jan. 2, 1877, announced the issue in The character of the religious ceremony called a Constantinople of “three million pounds Turkish month's mind is well illustrated by the following in caimés." What is the meaning of this last examples :word ?
John Tyrell, of Beeches, in Rawreth, Essex, in "KEENING," TO KEEN.—“The keening begins his will, proved Nov. 23, 1494, says :immediately after a death, and breaks out afresh “I will ther be kept no monthes mynde for me, but I at certain intervals” (Ralston, Songs of Russia, wil that ev'y day within the said month be said by som 316). Keening here -- loud wailing. What autho- | honest prest within the chirch wher I am buryed a rity is there for the use of the word in this sense ?
dirige & masse of requiem for my soule & xpen soules,
vid. I will that w'in the said monthes mynd be delivryd A. L. MAYHEW, M.A.
to ev'y hous of freres with (sic) w'in the shere of Essex Oxford.
X', to my dirige & mass of requiem for my soule & all “SPURROW."—How does spurrow come to mean
xpen soules." "ask” in Westmorland and elsewhere?
John, Lord Marney, of Layer Marney, Essex, in H. B. PURTON.
his will, dated March 10, 1525, directs :
“Also I will that myn executors kepe my monethes [See pp. 30, 31.]
mynde in leyer morny, at which tyme I will have said a KNOSTROPE, OR KNOWSTHORP. — About two
Trentall of masses & dirige, other there or ells where,
but as many as may be said there, I will shalbe doon & miles east of Leeds, in the valley of the Aire, lies
saide there : and every preest & Clarke to have for their the ancien cad secluded village of Knostrope, or labour as is appointed at my burying. Also that the Knowsthols. The “old hall” is of great antiquity, said xxiiij pour men be at the monethes mynde & doo said to have been a princely residence during tħé holde the said torches at dirige & masse, & to have for Heptarchy. Any information respecting the date
their labour xija a pece as is before to them appoynted,
& the Ringers in like manner as at my buriall. Also I of its erection, or the family who resided in it, will
will that there be delte at my said monethes mynde xli oblige.
E. J. MORONY. in penny dole, & after my said monethes mynde doon,
I woll the said xxiiij torches be gevyn to pour churches, ST. ANDREW'S DAY.-At Bozeat. Northants, where moost nede is to have moost & the other to have where the church is dedicated to St. Mary, a bell
lesse upon the discrecion of myn executours. Also I is rung at noon on St. Andrew's Day, which the
will that myn executours kepe my yeres mynd at Leyer
Marny, there to be doon in every thing as is appoynted villagers call “ T Andrew Bell.” They make and at my monethes mynde" (Trans. Essex Arch. Soc., eat a kind of sweet toffee on that day. Whence vol. iv. p. 156). the origin of the custom ? and is it observed else- In the will of Sir John Tyrell, of Little Warley, where?
THOMAS NORTH. Kt., ob. 1541, I find the following passage : “Love's PILGRIM.”—Turning over the pages of
“Item, I remit the charge of my burying to the disa Calcutta paper published Christmas Day, 1875, I grete coste. Item, I will that my monthes mynd be kept
crecyon of myn Executors wout pomp, wayne glorie, or I came across a little poem with the title of Love's in all the pysh churches followeth, Esthorneden, Chel
nd those masses following as. '
nds of any
ince he could not me
derdich, grete Warley, Orsett, Hornedon, Langdon, people that resorte to my burial vili xiijiiija, & also Donton, Holton, Chauldwell, ffobing, Gyngrave, & those at my month's day vi" xiij. iiijd.” graysthorrok, & the church wardens of ev'y of the sayd | Mr. H. W. King (who has done so much to make pyeshes shall have vis viijd ; to bestow to every prest of the said pysshes to say dirige & masse for my soule & known the Essex wills, treasuries of archæological all xpen soules viij, & in brede, drinke, & chese enough and genealogical information) says, in
on for the p'ysshen's vjø ; yf any be left of the sayd vi' to be this passage,for the repa'cions of the church.”
“It is noteworthy that the observance of the month's Edward Brooke, of Bobbingworth, Essex, deter- mind' still lingered. It may be doubtful how it was mined that there should be no mistake respect
observed. Probably by an Eucharistic celebration as
prescribed in the Latin Prayer Book of Queen Elizabeth, ing his month's mind. His will, dated 1545,
Celebratio Cænæ Domini in Funebribus' (si amici et orders
| vicini defuncti communicare velint)” (Trans. Essex “ First I will that four torches & four tapers be bought, Arch. Soc., vol. iii. p. 195). & the same & none other to be spent & occupied at my Respecting Hartley Coleridge's remark on the burial and month's mind. Also, I will four poor house.
proverbial expression, “to have a month's mind to holders & four children hold the torches & tapers, every man taking for their labour 4d and every child 20' And a thing,” I have found a curious use of the phrase after my month's mind past, I will two of the said torches in that remarkable book The English Rogue, 1674 & two of the tapers to Bobbingworth Church ; & I will (pt. iii. p. 174, reprint):the other two torches, one to Magdalen Church & the
| “She being kept so strictly had few Suiters, only one other to Shelley Church ; & I will the other two tapers
in the Town, who was a Farmers Son, bad a moneths mind be burnt in Bobbingworth Church on the holy days at
to her, & having read the famous History of Tom high mass, & at none other time. Item, I will four priests of my near neighbours, of my wife's election, &
Thumb, & from thence proceeding to Fortunatus, &
thence to the most admirable History of Dorastus & no more, but my Curate, & Sir Thomas, my son, & my cousin Maurice Chauncy, if he come ; every of the four
| Faunia, was infected with Poetry & Love both at once, priests to sing those masses following as they shall be
& absolutely believing that all he read was really true appointed, that is to say, a mass of the Five Wounds of
| did wish himself to be as fortunate as Fortunatus him
self, & since he could not meet with that blind Lady our Lord,-& the Name of Jesu,-of the Trinity with a memory of the Resurrection of our Lord,-& of the
Fortune to present him with such a Purse, he did how
ever resolve to be as absolute a lover as Dorastus.” Birth of our Lord, with a memory of our Blessed Lady, Virgin Mother to our Lord; with a collect for my soul
John Piggot, F.S.A. & all Christian souls. Every of them having for his
The Elms, near Maldon. labour 84 without meat & drink; & else 6d with meat & drink, at my wife's election. My son, Sir Thomas, to sing a mass of the Ascension of our Lord, with a “SPURRING” (5th S. vi. 428.)— The common memory of the Holy Ghost, with a collect for my soul people in many parts of the country call the pub& all Christian souls. My cousin, Maurice Chauncy, to Ilication of the banns of marriage the askings." sing a mass at his election : making him purveyor of the residue of the masses. The Curate's Mass of Re
Red from the concluding phrase, “ This is the first, quiem for my soul & all Christian souls. Every one of second, or third time of asking.” In the northern them having for his labour 12d. Also I think it neces-counties the equivalent term is sperring (not spursary to prepare meat & drink, as well for the poor people, ring). This is a good old English word, derived because they have no money, as for honest neighbours. | from A.-S. spirian or sperian, to ask, to inquire. And the poor people to have warning that they come not to my month's mind, for there shall be nothing prepared
In the Promptorium Parvulorum (fifteenth cen; nevertheless I will meat & drink be prepared tury) we find it thus explained : “ Speryn or aske for my neighbours that cometh thither. And as for the after a thynge, scissitor, percunctor,' inquiro." In poor householders not to be at dinner at my month's Collier's South Lancashire Glossary, A.D. 1740, he mind, for my will is that 20« in money be bestowed at
at says, “To be sperr'd is to be published in the my month's mind on this manner following, that is to
church.” Mr. CORDEAUX will find many illustrasay, every poor householder of the parish is to have 4', | the man 24 and the wife 24. in recompence of their din? tions of the word in Dr. Jamieson's Scottish Dicners; & the rest of the said 20%, if any be, to be given tionary, sub roc.
J. A. Picton. accordingly to my poor neighbours householders nigh | Sandyk nowe, Wavertree. unto, at the discretion of my wife. Also at my month's mind. I will have no more priests, but my son Sir It
It is the A.-S. spyrian ; 0.N. spyria, investigare, Thomas, & my Curate, & I would that they should be quærere ; prim. to track an animal by its spur Warned at my burial.”
(Dn. spoor) or trace, as the Germ. spüren. The It is very rarely that such elaborate directions for more common form is speer, and thus it appears in the celebration of the month's mind are given. Palsgrave as a Northern word : “ This term (spere)
The will of Bartholomew Averell, of South- is far Northerne, and nat usyd in commyn speche.” minster, Essex, dated May 1, 1562, contains this It is not, however, a very uncommon word in passage :
literature that cannot be considered exclusively “I will to be buried in the church of Southminster Northern : aforesaid, before my pue, betwene it & the chauncel, &
“And ever he sperred privilicke, one marble stone to be laied upon me, with the pictures
How they ffared att Warwicke, & names of my wives & children to be graven upon the
And how they lived there." same. Item, I give & bequeath unto the poore walking
Guy and Colbrande (Percy MS.).
Lily uses it, too, in his Mother Bombie, “ I'll be so the Addisons of Westmorland were originally from bold as spur her what might a body call her name” Cumberland; but the supposed period of the sepa(Hunter, $. v.).
J. D. ration is very recent, compared with the proofs Belsize Square.
| that the Addison family belonged to the parish of Spurrings, as applied to the publication of the
Crosby Ravensworth, Westmorland, at a very
early period. No doubt the two families were banns of marriage, literally means “askings.” A.-S. spyrines, an inquiry, from spirian or spyrian,
related, but very possibly the Cumberland branch
was originally from Westmorland. The Cumberto trace, track, or investigate ; provincial and old English to spur=to ask ; Scot. spere, and speirins,
land readers of “N. & Q.” may perhaps kindly
tell us at what date the Addisons first made their inquiry. Cognate words are spoor; A.-S. spór; Dan. spor, a track or footprint ; Ger. spüren ; Dan.
appearance in the parish of Torpenhow, Cumber
land. They were at Crosby Ravensworth in 1564. spore; Swed. spörja; Icel. spyrja, to track, to inquire. The form to spur, meaning to ask, is also
Were they at Torpenhow earlier than that? At found in old English, vide Percy Folio MS., vol. i.
Meaburn Town Mead, Crosby Ravensworth, a p. 394. A. SMYTHE PALMER.
monument was erected some years since at the Lower Norwood, S. E.
cost, if I remember rightly, of Mr. Dent of that
parish. It bears the inscription :This is merely the form in which the first “On this spot dwelt the paternal ancestors of the English spyrignes, a searching out, an inquiry, has celebrated Joseph Addison. His father, Lancelot adcome down to us. Banns are published with a | dison, was born here A.D. 1632.” view of searching out or inquiring about any cause It has also the same coat of arms I have seen over or just impediment why the contemplated joining a doorway of Lichfield Cathedral, which was together should not be permitted. Speer, or spere, restored by Dean Addison, and on the seal of to ask, inquire, &c., is still used in the north of Miss Addison's letters in the Egerton Collection. England, and Lincolnshire is not the only county The arms given by A. S. A. do not correspond. where the “ putting up ” of the banns is called Dean Addison's widow was buried in the chancel spurring.
St. SWITHIN of Shakerston Church, Leicestershire. A flat
stone, with the following inscription, was placed I have heard the following explanation of the over her grave :terin spurrings. Some time ago—in the fifteenth “Here lies interred the body of Mrs. Dorothy Addison, or sixteenth century, I think, but will not be sure widow and relict of Dr. Lancelot Addison, late Dean of -It was customary for a lover, if he had his sweet- Lichfield. She was formerly widow and relict of Philip heart's consent for marriage, and sometimes even
Hacket, Esq., and the youngest daughter of John without it, to go unknown to her and have the
Danvers, of Shakerston, Esq. She was buried June 30,
1719, aged 84." banns published to “spur her on” to name the happy day; and vice versa. A. B. BROWNE.
Four days after the burial of Joseph Addison, Cambridge.
June 26, 1719.
The parish of Crosby Ravensworth has also the The English spurring is equivalent to the name of Washington in its registers. That name Scotch "speering,” both words signifying “asking." | first appears in 1606.
F. B. An intending bridegroom “puts in the spurrings” when he hands the banns to the clergyman and Rev. W. BLAXTON (5th S. v. 107, 216, 521 ; vi. pave the fee with a view to their publication ; and 57, 118, 198.)-From further information received when the banns are published he is said to be from a member of the Blakiston family I beg to “asked in church.” În some parts of Scotland / make a few corrections and additions to my last the term employed is “cried in church.”
note (5th S. vi. 198). Robert Blakiston, Esq., of ALEXANDER PATERSON Bishopwearmouth, Durham, died in August, 1822, Barnsley.
and was buried at St. John's, Newcastle-on-Tyne. Similar answers from W. B. A., T. L. O. D.. H. F. / His grandson, Thomas Gray, Esq., of Sunderland, and others. See “ N. & Q.,” 41h S. xii. 44, 295, 398.] | informis me that he believes his mother (Harriet
Tempest Gray) and aunt (Margaret Tempest ADDISON : DENT (5th S. vi, 29, 173, 236, 349, Dunn) were the only members of the family who 376.)-Lancelot Addison, the father of Dean married. The late Mr. Thomas Gray was not of Addison, was son of William. Addison, of Crab- Sunderland, but of Montrose, N.B., and belonged stack, in the parish of Crosby Ravensworth, co. to a branch of a well-known Forfarshire family of
estmorland. The name appears very frequently that name. Mr. Gray died shortly before 1843, in the parish registers there, and as early as 1570. when his widow removed to Sunderland. She died At Carlisle, where the wills of that part of West- in August, 1858, and was buried at Douglas in the morland are kept, I found that of William Addison, Isle of Man. Mr. Gray's family consisted of :--John of Crosby parish, 1564. In Hutchinson's Hist. of William Gray, mar. Ann Harriett Locke, has no Cumberland, vol. ii. pp. 357-9, it is suggested that issue ; Thomas Gray, mar. Joanna Maria, dau, of