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St. 37, 1. 6. else [do].

but he says not a word about his erer having been conSt. 38, 1. 6. Feele [try).

secrated. It is common with Anglicans to write as if St. 40, 1, 1, Colours s Couller).

the story of the Nag's Ilead had given rise to the popular St. 42, 1. 3. Nay eu're gets Nav't even gets).

and universal belief in the defect in the consecration of 5. When Nature had fixt Beauty, perfect | Parker and his colleagues. This is entirely untrue. made,

The story of the Nag's Ilead, if it arose from anything [When naturs Fire hath beuty perfect but a true tradition, arose out of the common belief, and made).

witnessed to it: and it was only put forward a few years St. 45, 1. 2. they make a Perfect Wife

before the production of the Lambeth register, which has [yt makes a perfect wife].

erery appearance of having been opportunely discovered St. 46, 1. 5. (if not Her) { if nought els].

- if not invented-in order to meet it. There are certain St. 47, 1. 2. That is, To will (Els tis to will).

cises in which the silence of contein poraries is very sigI have strictly confined myself to the MS. be

nificant, and thi: surely is such a case. We do not mean fore me. Many other emendations could be sug

to say that it disproves the alleged fact, but we do not

see how any man, endowed with common sense, can deny gested; other MSS. are, doubtless, to be found,

that it makes that fact very doubtful.” which would supply an authoritative key to some

To this exceedingly characteristic course of of the remaining obscurities in this interesting and unique composition; and, it ought to be added,

God argument, the following equally characteristic adthe punctuation of the old copies is often dis

mission is appended as a foot-note: astrously corrupt. A thorough collation of MR.

of MP 1 “Machyn's Diary, we believe, certainly mentions the

eremony in question, but we understand that some COLLIBR'MS. seems desirable, from the specimens

doubts exist as to the state of the manuscript." which he has afforded of its superior text. I do

Now, without entering further into the thanknot find fault with Dr. RIMBAULT; that gentle

less and fruitless attempt to convince those who man was, I presume, merely called upon to superintend a collective edition of the poet from the

“Being convinced against their will, common sources. He has used one of the two

Are of the same opinion still,” editions which appeared in 1616. I think The Wife | it is merely to the last disingenuous and jesuitiwould be found to be worth another essay in paper cal insinuation that I wish to give a direct conand print, if not the rest of the works; but the tradiction. The state of the original manuscript new edition ought to be conducted on somewhat of Machyn's Diary is perfectly well known; and different principles. W. CAREW HAZLITT. | may be every day examined in the library of the

British Museum. It was one of those volumes

which were seriously injured in the fire from ARCHIBISHOP PARKER'S CONSECRATION AS |

which the Cottonian Collection suffered, but it RECORDED IN MACHYN'S DIARY.

was carefully repaired, and again rendered accesMy attention has been directed by a friend to sible, by Sir Frederic Madden in the year 1829. an article entitled “ Anglican Sacerdotalism" | In 1848 its contents were printed verbatim et published in the Roman Catholic periodical called | literatim by.the Camden Society, showing all the

The Month for September, 1868. The object of imperfections resulting from the fire, but at the the writer is to show how utterly vain, in his same time supplying in brackets such of the lost opinion, are the claims of “the Anglicans" to be portions as had been formerly extracted by our legitimate priests of the Christian church; and industrious and conscientious ecclesiastical histhe great point in view is to break the chain of torian, John Strype. episcopal succession at the period of the English The passages which relate to Archbishop Parker Reformation. The writer endeavours, at consi- in the month of December, 1559, are altogether derable length, to suggest fresh doubts in favour three. The first, which perhaps mentioned his of the scandalous story known as the Nag's Head | election, is partly gone; but the second, which reConsecration; whilst, on the other hand, he is not cords his consecration, is perfect excepting the unprepared even to discredit the official record of single word Canterbury, and it distinctly states Archbishop Parker's consecration, which stands that the ceremony took place at Lambeth.The on the leaves of the archiepiscopal register at three stand as follows: Lambeth. Dr. Lingard, it seems, determined the question too impartially, "judging as an historical critic” (p. 261), and not as a polemical partisan.

Park jer electyd byshop of Canturbere. But it is necessary, it is argued, that even a

The xvij day of Desember was the nuw byshope of [ Canterbury] doctur Parker was mad(e) ther' at Lam

car record of such grave importance should be corro

beth. borated by other contemporary evidence ; and The xx day of Desember a-for non, was sant Thomas such, it is added, is either deficient or doubtful. evyn, my lord of Canturbere whent to Bow chyrche and The writer remarks that —

ther were v nuw byshopes mad(e). “Stowe, the chronicler, was the friend and protégé of L, Machyn's record of Pa

Machyn's record of Parker's consecration is Parker. He records the consecration of Cardinal Pole, therefore still perfect in preservation as well as he mentions Parker's death, and dwells upon his memory: distinction in assertion : and his date of the 17th

of December coincides with the process recorded

WILLIAM FRASER, in the register of the archiepiscopate.

UNDER-SECRETARY OF STATE, 1759-1789: AN AUTOIn regard to the original purport of Machyn's

BIOGRAPHICAL FRAGMENT. preceding paragraph, which is of less importance, “ 1751, May 3rd.-Set out from the Hague with Lord there may be some doubt; for Machyn had ac Holdernesse.

.- June 18th.-His Lordship received the seals of the tually recorded the election, or destination, of the

Southern Department. Came into office with his Lordnew bishops, including Parker, six months be

ship as one of the Clerks, and attended him as private fore:

Secretary until “The xxiiij day of June (1559) was elected vj nuw 1759, May ....., when on tbe resignation of Mr byshopes, com from beyond the see, master Parker bys Wallace I was appointed one of the joint undersecretaries, shope of Canturbere, master Gryndalle bysshope of Lon in which situation I continued, till the don, docthur Score bysshope of Harfford, Barlow (of) 1761, 25th March, when Lord Holdernesse resigned the Chechastur, doctur Bylle of Salysbere, doctur Cokes (of) seals and Lord Bute received them. In the month of Norwyche.”

May following an offer was made through Lord HolderWhere the name of Bylle is a mistake for

nesse of a Commission of Commissary with the Allied

Army, which I accepted, and served at the head-quarJewell.

ters of his late Serene Highness, the Duke Ferdinand of I shall not attempt to pursue the controversy Brunswick, during the campaign of that year. In the further, except by making the two following re- year following I was appointed Commissary-General to marks. First, as to Stowe, if “he records the the Army under the command of the Hereditary Prince,

rdinal Pole" he records it as now reigning Duke, and continued with that Army till consecration of Cardinal Pole,” he records it as

the cessation of hostilities; and after being employed at an event of extraordinary historical importance.

Munster (?) as Commissary till the middle of March, The ordinary consecrations of bishops will scarcely | 1763. returned to England

ops will scarcely | 1763, returned to England at the close of the month. be found elsewhere in his pages. Secondly, as to 1763, March 31st. - On my arrival, Lord Holdernesse inMachyn, I will merely retort upon the writer in formed me that the Earl of Northumberland, who was The Month, by again quoting one of his sentences,

appointed Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland, wished me to ac

company him as private secretary, which I did in the with the alteration of a single word : “There are

month of September ; remained in Ireland till Mar folcertain cases in which the testimony of contem lowing, and continued with the Earl of Northumberland poraries is very significant, and this surely is such as private secretary. His Lordship being Lord-Lieuå case." THE EDITOR OF MACHYN'S DIARY. tenant till the Duke of Grafton was appointed Secretary

of State for the Northern Department on the 12th of July, [The foolish and absurd story known as the Nag's Head 1765, made me an offer through my friend Mrfable was first told in 1604, forty years after Abp. Parker's 1765, July 26tb-Stoneheuer (?) then one of the underconsecration. In addition to the testimony to its validity

secretaries, to return to the office. The late Mr Lorel

Stanhope was then the other under-secretary, but he regiven in the register of the see of Canterbury, as well as

signed ihe week following. by Machyn, there is an Account of the Rites and Cere 1766, May 23rd,-General Conway succeeded the Dake monies which took place at his Consecration, carefully of Grafton in the Northern Department, in which I conpreserved among the manuscripts in the library of Corpus

tinued. Christi College, Cambridge, and called “Historiola.” It

1768, January ....-Lord Weymouth succeeded Ge

neral Conway in the Northern Department. was written by the archbishop's direction about the year

-- October 21st.-Went to the Southern Department 1569, and has here and there the archbishop's own direc with Lord Weymouth. tions. In 1811 it was printed by the Cambridge Anti 1770, Decr 194.-Lord Weymouth resigned and was quarian Society, with an Introductory Preface and Notes.

succeeded by Lord Rochford. Went to the Northern As to the official Register, Archbishop Abbot, in the year

Department, to which Lord Sandwich was appointed.

1771, January 22nd, --Lord Halifax appointed to the 1614 invited Colleton, the arch-priest, with two or three

arch-priest, with two or three | Northern Department. other Roman Catholic missionaries, to Lambeth, and sub

June 12tb.-On the death of Lord Halifax, Lord mitted the Register to their inspection, in presence of six Suffolk was appointed to the Northern Department. of his own episcopal colleagues. (Dodd, ii, 277; Godwin,

1779, March 5th.-Lord Suffolk died, Lord Weymouth,

then in the Southern Department, tcok the seals of both, p. 219.) It was also examined by so acute an historical

and I as sole under-secretary till the appointment of Lord critic as Dr. Lingard, who was convinced of its authen Stormont on the 27th October following. ticity, and pronounced that “the several objections 1782, March 27th.- Mr Fox was appointed against it are founded on misconception or ignorance:

of State for the Foreign Department, the third Departthat the register agrees in every particular with what we

ment being abolished as unnecessary.

1782, July 17th - Lord Grantham received the seals of know of the history of the times; and that there exists

the Foreign Department. not the semblance of a reason for pronouncing it a for 1783, April 2nd.-Mr Fox again receired the seals. gery.” Tide three letters on Protestant Ordinations by

December 19th.-Carried the seals to the King at Dr. Lingard, inserted in The Catholic Magazine and Re 12 o'clock at night (having been called out of my bed for view of 1834, vol. v. pp. 499, 704, 774, which as historical

the purpose), when His Majesty was pleased to make

several remarks on the various troublesome and disagree papers well merit republication in a separate form.- En.)

able scenes to which I had for so many years been witness, and ended the most gracious approbation of my conduct with this expression--that it had always afforded him great satisfaction during the various changes, that he had been able to preserve one honest man. Earl Tables very advantagious to the Reader; which addiTemple received the seals, and resigned them on the 23rd. ! tions aforesaid, contain three sheets at the beginning of

1783, Decr 23rd. - The Marquis of Carmarthen then re- || the Book, and five sheets at the end of the Book, viz. ceived the seals. From this time till

eight in all, and distinguisheth them from all other 1787, June 17th, I remained as sole under-secretary, when surreptitious and imperfect copies. I was seized with a violent fever, attended with circum “ The History of the World, the second part, being a stances that disabled me after 34 years of unremitting continuation of the famous History of Sir Walter Rawlabour in the most confidential situations, and nearly leigh, Kt. beginning where he left, and continued to the completing my 60th year, from continuing any longer in vear 1640. With a large Chronologie of those times by office.” *

Alexander Ross, once Chaplain in Ordinary to his late F. M. S. Majesty King Charls the first. The true Copy whereof

(by the Authour's appointment and approbation) is dis

tinguished by the Greyhound in the Front-spiece from "EUPHUES AND HIS EPHEBUS." — Professor

any other, however coloured by a pretended (though Edward Dowden, of Trinity College, Dublin, in

abusive) representation of the Reverend Authour in the forms me, under date October 16, 1868, that his Title page, or the delusive Vision of Birds, &c. of the friend, Professor Rushton of Queen's College, pretender thereto. Cork, had pointed out to him that Euphues and

“A new Primer, entituled, Mr Hoole's Primer; more

easie and delightsome for the learner than any yet extant, his Ephabus is almost entirely a literal translation

having 24 severall representations of Persons, Beasts, from Plutarch on “Education.” Mr. Dowden

Birds, &c, answering the severall letters of the Alphabet, adds: —

in a copperplate, laying also the surest foundation for “I did not compare Lyly with the Greek, but with true spelling; the defect whereof (in the ordinary teachPhilemon Holland's The Philosophie, commonly called | ing) is very much complained of. The Morals written by the learned Philosopher Plutarch! “Mr. Hool's Rudiments of Latine Grammar usually of Chæronea' London, 1603, fol.), pp. 2 and onwards. taught in all schools ; delivered in a very plain method Lyly and Holland read as different translations of the for young beginners. By help whereof (in want of an same original, Lyly omitting passages here and there,

able School-master) Gentlemen may teach their children and making a few additions."

themselves with much ease and delight.

“ At his shop also Gentlemen, Country booksellers, and I have added the above note in the re-impres Chapmen may be furnished or provided with all sorts of sion of Euphues now printing.

English and Latin Books, and of other forraign languages EDWARD ARBER.

as they please.” Civil Service Club, Oct. 21, 1868.

W. H. B.

“NINE TAILORS MAKE A MAN": NORFOLK OLD BOOK ANNOUNCEMENTS.-Is the following

HIOWARD. — In a series of interesting, but withal worth a corner in your paper? Its quaintness is

rather fanciful, papers entitled “Word Gossip," certainly very amusing. I extract it from an old work entitled The Practice of Quietness.f Who

contributed by the Rev. W. S. Blackley, M.A.,

to the third volume of the Churchman's Shilling was the author of this work ? —

Magazine, the saying “Nine tailors make a man” “ These Books Printed for John Saywell, are to be sold is traced from a source before unsuspected by me, at his shop at the signe of the Greyhourd in little Britain

and, I venture to think, by many others of your without Aldersgate; and at the Pile of Bibles in the Stocks Fishmarket, looking into Lumbard-street, over

readers also. After stating that “ to toll a bell is against the Post-house, London.

an inaccurate way of saving to tell a knell on a €“ That informing piece and Catechisticall Foundation | bell,the writer goes on to speak of the manner entituled, viz. Wollebius, his Abridgement of Christian in which the sex of a deceased person was (and in Divinity; Englished, cleared and enlarged, by Alexan

some places is) made known by the number of der Ross, Author of that Curious piece, entituled, viz.

strokes sounded after the execution of the knell HANS EBEIA or a View of all Religions, and ChurchGovernments in the world, with a discovery of Heresies

proper in all Ages and Places, &c, whereunto is also adjoyned, “ generally three for a child, šix for a woman, and nine for Apocalypsis, or the revelation of certain notorious ad | a man. These strokes of course were

of course were counted, and had vancers of Heresie; with an account of their lives, an arithmetical idea connected with them; and thus the actions and ends.

knell at its conclusion was said to be told or counted. “ That Practicall piece, entituled, viz. The Returning By degrees this idea became confused or lost, and the Backslider (and the Saint's Priviledge), &c, or a Com participle told was referred to a supposed infinitive to mentary on the whole 14th chapt. of Hosea the third time toll, instead of its natural infinitive to tell or count .... reprinted, being one of the legitimate pieces of that truly | By carrying the history of this error a little further we pious author Dr Richard Sibbs.

may arrive at the elucidation of an otherwise most ob“For the use of pious Families, there is lately reprinted scure proverb. The strokes told or counted at the end o Mr Henry Smith's Sermons, with God's arrow against a knell were called, from their office, tellers ; this term Atheists, &c. To which are now added the Life of Mr again was corrupted into tailors from their sounding at Henry Smith by Tho. Fuller, B.D., and Alphabeticall the end or tail of the knell, and nine of these being given

Ito announce the death of an adult male gave rise to * Some of Mr. Fraser's letters will be found in the cor the common saying •Nine tailors make a man'-a forrespondence of Sir A. Mitchell now in the British mula otherwise expressed by the very vulgar fraction, Museum. Any information respecting him will be wel. | tailor = man,-'a tailor is the ninth part of a man.'" __ come.

[† By George Webbe, Bishop of Limerick, ob. 1641.) | pp. 246, 247.

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“ N. & Q." has published several papers on the Magazine (Delhi) some years ago published “Inmuch-disputed point, whether a Mr. Josbua cidents in the Life of a Dreamer." The diction Bugg did change his name to Norfolk Howard, or is careless, but there is considerable interest in whether that eagerly-received story was a myth. | the psychological or preterphysical fact that these This is what Mr. Blackley has to tell us on the incidents," although purely original and the subject :

experience of veritable normal sleep, closely re"A few years ago a Welsh gentleman altered his name; semble those produced, according to De Quincey, the lieutenant of his county denying his right to do so, by the poppy juice, and to Bayard Taylor by refused to address him by his new style in official corre- hasheesh, the product of hemp-a plant of quite a spondence. Considerable debate arose on the subject, and

| distinct family.
distinot' fom;

There are certain peculiarities the question being brought before a court of law, it was

common to the three authors, and on the most held that there was nothing illegal in the cbange of name effected. The decision was given the day before the curious points not the least do the natural dreams Derby day. The Times, on the day after the Derby day, resemble those produced by the drugs in question. inserted a leading article on the right of changing names; The incidents are equally vivid. The author at the writer of that article went to the Derby, and doubt

the time had not read The Confessions of an Opium less knowing what the subject of his night's writing was to be, had it frequently present in his mind. In Epsom

Eater, and B. Taylor's book was of subsequent he noticed an innkeeper's name posted up as Joshua date. Bugg—truly an ominous epithet for one of his calling

JAMES BARRY.--At the back of a portrait of and The Times' writer in his article cited this extraor. dinary patronymic as an example both of a name need. | James Barry in my collection is the following ing change and of its owner's right to change it. The note by Charles Warren the engraver, which may article declared that, as far as legality was concerned, possibly be of interest to some of your readers: • Mr. Joshua Bugg might take the name of Norfolk Howard to-morrow. Mr. Joshua Bugg was a reader of

“This portrait of Barry the painter I purchased at the The Times, and followed the leader' implicitly. Not sale of his effects, which took place shortly after his death. only did he announce in the next day's Times his change It was a favorite candle-light study of his, but never inof name, but actually adopted the writer's chance sugges tended to be made public, as it was his intention that no tion, and took the siyle of Norfolk Howard' from that

portrait of him should be seen by the world past the metime."--p. 36.

ridian of life. He drew this a few years before his death St. SWITHIN.

with pen-and-ink, and in his usual painting-dress. From

my long acqnaintance with him, I can answer for its being ANCIENT SONGS, ETC. --A HINT!--Allow me a strong characteristic likeness of that eminent artist and to make an observation :- The circulation of most singular man." Signed “Chas. Wanken.” "N. & Q." is, I know, very great; but I question! Can you refer me to any other portrait of and if it goes amongst a class that could frequently by Barry representing him in the later years of his give the best replies to queries after lost or rare ?

Join J. BAGSHAWE. songs and ballads. I allude to old peasant yeo- | Sheffield. men, farmers' men, and venerable village dames and nurses. When a country ditty is wanted, I

Mr. BUCKLE'S MSS.—Mr. Glennie, in his letter would advise country squires and clergymen who to The Times, June 18, 1862, stated that “ great love such lore to make inquiry amongst the

parts of the special history of civilisation in tenantry and folk of their neighbourhoods. By

rhood. Be England were in MS. in a fit state for publiso doing, they will frequently obtain what is

cation, and that there existed outlines of essays" wanted, and often other equally valuable and on various interesting subjects. What has becurious relics that have not been asked for.

come of these MSS.? and why have they not V. S. G. been published ?

TEWARS. Of Gottenburg, Sweden (now at Vevey, Switzerland). “CROM A Boo.”—The motto of the house of

DOWLING MONEY. — In the IIuntingdonshire Leinster is “Crom a Boo,” which signifies “the village from whence I write, the poor who are in father's vineyards," and alludes to a most learned the receipt of parochial relief call it "the Dowling work of that title, of which only two copies are Money.” This I take to be the equivalent of in existence. Can you give me any information “dole-ing money,” the o and a being pronounced about this ?

OSPHAL. very broadly in this county. Thus, * the pony went through the gate” is pronounced “the

| ANECDOTE OF THE FRENCH REVOLUTION.-I powny went through the gaht.”

have read somewhere, as an instance of the effect CUTHBERT BEDE. of trifles ("What great events from little causes

spring !"), that, during one of the French revoQueries.

lutions, a statesman, engaged on an errand of great

moment to the revolution, was arrested in his ANONYMOUS. -- 1. Who was the author of a progress by the sight of a Indy's foot, and that poem called “ The Karamanian Exile," and the delay occasioned thereby exercised a rewhere is it to be found ?

markable influence on the revolution. Can you 2. An anonymous writer in Saunder's Monthly or any of your readers furnish me with or inform

me where I can find an account of the incident Halkett's MSS. in his possession, but there probreferred to ?

T. M. W. ably exists in some public or private collection a

complete copy of the Autobiography to which I JOHN GALT. - In completing a bibliogram on

have alluded, or some others of her numerous this most prolific of writers, I am unable to find MSS

MSS. I observe that, in Bohn's Lowndes, there

Lohsorve that in any reliable information upon the following works

is mention made of a copy of Lady Halkett's Life mentioned by him in his Literary Life:

(Edinb. 1701, 4to), “ with her portrait drawn on 1. Andrew of Padua, 1814?

vellum,” which was sold in Bindley's sale, and 2. The Bachelor's Wife.

again in Heber's. The present owner of this copy 3. The Crusade; a poem in three cautos, 1817?

would confer a favour upon me by permitting mo 4. Efforts of an Invalid. 5. Glenfell, 1817 ?

to see it. I also wish to learn who “ S. C.” was, 6. The Conquest of France; a dramatic poem.

who wrote her Life shortly after her decease, and 7. Historical Pictures of England and Scotland (?), prefixed it to that selection of her writings which 2 vols.

was published in 1701. 8. Gog and Magog.

Joun Gourn NICHOLS. 9. The Rocking Horse. [These last two are children's books.]

Haris 'CHANDRA. — There is the city Hur10. Cursory Remarks on the West India Trade (?). chundy on the Brahmaputra, 115 miles east by 11. The Speech not Spoken.

north from Raj Mahal,* and a stone vault, called [These two were published anonymously, as, indeed,

Horischondro Pat, at Dimla on the Tista.t Is were all the above, I believe.]

this city and tomb where the Pat, or chief, HorisWas he the author of the following ?

chondro is said to have been buried, recognised “A Description of Mr. West's Picture of Death on the by Hindus generally as relicts belonging to Haris Pale Horse,'" 1818.

'Chandra, son of Satya-Kata, styled Tri-Sanku, Galt's mention of his marriage is, I should | Suraj-panri from Oude ; and which are the chief think, unique. He says he was married on Tues- families in the district who pretend to claim day, nothing more. I should imagine from this should imagine from this descent from him ?

R. R. W. ELLIS. that, in his married life, he was not very happy. | Starcross, near Exeter. Moir, in his memoir, is silent on this point.

JORDAN'S “ PAROCHIAL HISTORY OF ENSTONE." I should feel obliged for any indication of any I shall feel greatly obliged to any of your readers of Galt's numerous contributions to periodical

who will refer me to any critical notice or review literature, besides those mentioned in his Life.

of this work, which was published in 1857. In Ralpi TIYAS.

it the author gives copies of several interesting 1, Powis Place, W.C.

| documents, but seems to have little acquaintance GODFREY FAMILY. - Will any readers of with the language in which they are written. At “ N. & Q." inform me of anything which may p. 82 we have the following: be known of the Godfrey family of St. James', "Item. De Willo Yongh de Leya, xijd. Bearing in Westminster, and of Risby in Suffolk? Who were mind the quaint and imperfect nature of the Latin of Francis Godfrey, one of the grooms of the bed

these documents, this entry is to be interpreted, rather

than construed, and will then be understood to mean chamber to Prince George of Denmark in 1707

William Ley the younger”! and 1708; Edward Godfrey, who was first clerk to

At p. 218 we have this: Thomas Earl of Scarborough, and treasurer to Frederick Prince of Wales in 1741 and 1743; Charles

" Johannes Sclatter] prædicto Willielmo cultivare sibi

annuatum unam dimidiam acruentem de terra sua proGodfrey, M.P. for Chippiny Wycomb, and mas pria videlicet unam apud Cudinston et aliam in parte ter of the Jewel House in 1707; Henry Godfrey, australi de le Grene Waye:”. gentleman usher, 1707; Edward Godfrey of St. which is thus translated :James', Westminster, who died 1764, and mar

“ Also he hath agreed with the aforesaid William to ried (1) Charlotte Hardcastle and (2) Lucy collect for him one half of his yearly receipts accruing Miles? Any information relative to the above and from his own land, viz. one at Kidington, and another in their ancestry will be thankfully acknowledged | the southern part of the Greenway”! by

II. A. BAINBRIDGE. Are the originals of this and the other deeds to 24, Russell Road, Kensington.

be found in any other work? From a circumAnn LADY HALKETT, 1622-1699.-Being en

stance mentioned with reference to one of them gaged in editing for the Camden Society an in

n a deed of manumission dated 13 Edw. III.--it is complete Autobiography of this lady, I should be

to be hoped that some one either has or soon will very much obliged to any of your readers who give them correctly. could give me information respecting any MSS.

"When discovered here some years since, while seeking of hers, especially if they were Memoirs or Diaries.

information respecting our Church estate, it was deemed The present head of the family of Halkett has

* Rennell's Bengal Atlas, Maps 5, 9, and 18. kindly communicated with me respecting Lady † Buchanan's Survey of Eustern India, vol. iii. p. 451.

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