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10. The Van Courtlandts were descended

1. EDWARD CAVE AS CLERK OF THE FRANKS.from the Dukes of Courland in Russia. Edward Cave, nat. Feb. 29, 1692, at Rugby, ap

prenticed to a printer and before he had served Stephen Van Courtlandt was Mayor of New his time married a young widow and lived at York in 1677.

Bow. By her interest he had his appointment 11. Lewis Morris, Governor of New to G.P.O.' Qu. abt. 1713, Sir Thos. Frankland and Jersey in 1638, was a descendant of William Jo. Evelyn, P.M.G.; in 1715, Lord Cornwallis and Morris, gentleman, of Tintern, Monmouth- Jas. Craggs, P.M.G. He got country newspapers

and sold the intelligence for 218. a week. Aftershire, and bore, 1st and 4th, gules, a lion wards as clerk of the franks he furnished debates rampant, regardant or; 2nd and 3rd, argent, to country papers. In 1728 he was in custody of three torteux in fesse. Crest, a castle in the Serjeant at Arms for supplying the minutes of flames. His son Lewis, born 1638, was a the House of Commons to The Gloucester Journal : Judge in Admiralty, as was his son Richard. again, in 1729, Raikes of Gloucester was censured

but Cave escaped. 12. Col. Caleb Heathcote, son of Gilbert

A frank of Walter Plummer given to the Duchess of Chesterfield, Derbyshire, and brother of of Marlborough was stopped by Cave as a breach Sir Gilbert Heathcote, Lord Mayor of of privilege. He was accused of opening letters London, had property-Scarsdale Manor. to detect frauds in franks so sent and was dis

missed. He married a daughter of Col. Smith of Long Island, and his daughter married

In 1731 Cave established The Gentleman's Maga

zine. In 1738 he was threatened for printing James de Lancey.

debates in the House of Commons and then called 13. Thomas Pell had Pelham Manor, it Empire of Liliput. In 1738 Lord Monson's 9,166 acres, in 1666. He was grandson name was counterfeited to a frank, and P. S. of John Pell (m. Margaret Overand), who Monson committed to Newgate. was son of the Rev. John Pell, rector of

In 1747 Cave was in custody of Black Rod for Southwick, Sussex, in 1590.

printing the trial of Lord Lovat and was censured

for printing the debates. In 1752 he gave brief 14. Robert Livingston possessed Living reports regularly with initials, but from 1782 ston Manor in 1686. He was a descendant debates have been printed without disguise. E. of the Rev. Alexander Livingston of Stirling, | Cave died in 1754 at 63. Scotland.

In 1762 the Bishop of Ely's name counterfeited 15. Frederic Philippse, who possessed to a frank.

In 1788 the whole superscription required by Philipsburg Manor, 1,500 square miles, was the member. born in 1626 at Bolsward, in Friesland. Lord Dacre's name having been used for 4.2 His arms were, Azure a demi-lion rampant, covers.

The Franking Act commenced in 1765. issuing from a ducal coronet argent, crowned

A limitation of number by Act, 1784.
Crest, the same. His son Frederic

In 1795 Sir Benj. Hammet was reprimanded married Joanna, daughter of Gov. Anthony by the House of Commons, April 10, for deputing Rockholer of New York, whose children his son to frank for him. were (1) Col. Frederic, leaving 10 children ; In Queen Anne's time the office was in Lombard (2) Philip ; (3) Susan, married Col. Beverley William Frankland, comptroller, six clerks of the

Street. The Inland Department consisted of Robinson ; (4) Mary, married Col. Morris.

road, a window-man, and sixteen sorters. I trust that the foregoing brief notes may 2. MISOGYNISTS. Colonel Thomas Talbot, enable descendants of early settlers in son of the first Baroness Talbot de Malahide, America to establish connexion with families who served with

distinction in the in this country. JAMES SETON-ANDERSON.

Guards, in early life had been crossed in love.

This wounded his pride, and he took into 39, Carlisle Road, Hove, Sussex.

his head a dislike of the whole female

After retiring from the Army, he obtained an exJOTTINGS FROM A NOTEBOOK. tensive grant of land in Canada, near Lakes Erie

and Ontario, where he employed his time in reThe following items are from among a claiming the forest by felling timber, cutting collection of notes, which contains many roads, and drainage, at the same time offering others equally quaint, made by Mr. Edward every encouragement to workmen and their Walford, for a Book of Eccentric Characters in extent, and thus gave a home to several thousand

families to settle on his property, which was miles which, I fancy, was never put together souls. He also founded a flourishing town which he for publication. Possibly it was the last called Port Talbot, which increased the value of literary work begun, being cut short by his lands. But for all this, he never would the writer's illness. The papers were given allow a female to enter his park gates. He kept to Miss Caulfield, the authoress, and by her died, he forgot all his nieces, and left his lands

only male servants about him ; and when he given to me. For the purposes of this to a faithful friend who had been his “ orderly book Mr. Walford collected some curious servant when in the Guards. pamphlets as well as MS. notes.

CLARIORES E TENEBRIS.

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some

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proceedings it is clear that the same John his wife and 10 children and 28 other Minge was a citizen and cordwainer of persons—servants, retainers and colonists. London, 1626 to 1640, after which date I His eldest son wa's Baker Brooke. have no further notes regarding him.

4. Hon. Thomas Cornwaleys had Cross It seems more than probable that this Manor, on St. Inigoes Creek, in 1639. The John Minge, shoemaker in 1622 in St. Cornwaleys, or Cornwallis, family, were reKatherine's, is identical with the John presented in Nova Scotia, and hailed from Mings married in 1623 at Salthouse, Nor- North Wales. folk, as of “St. Katherine's in the City of 5. Col. William Digges possessed WarLondon." If this is so, then Sir Christopher burton Manor, in Prince George's County, in Mings was of Kentish and not Norfolk 1690. He was a son of Governor Digges descent.

of Virginia, whose father was Sir Dudley As to the spelling of the name, it may be Digges, Master of the Rolls to King Charles I. observed that in the body of the registered He married Jane Sewall, daughter of Lady copy of Sir Christopher's will (167 Mico) Baltimore by her former marriage with the it is spelled “ Minge.' In Shaw's ' Knights Hon. Henry Sewall of London. Some of of England,' vol. ii., p. 241, it appears as the Digges settled in Ontario. follows: “27 June, 1665, Christopher Minnes 6. The Snowden family, owners of Re. (Mynns, Mings)”; and in the will, proved surrection Manor, between Tower and Cuck1723 in Commissary Court of London, of old Creeks, in 1655, belonged to Wales. They Thomas Minge, writing master, of St. left many descendants. A leading member Paul's, Shadwell (probably a relative) is a of this family, Randolph Snowden, was a bequest to “my son Christopher ” of " the loyalist grantee of St. John, New Brunswick. funeral ring of Sr Christopher Minge." Judith Mynge, whose will, proved in 1616, Manor, in Cecil County, was conceded by

7. Augustine Herman, to whom Bohemia has been already referred to, was a daughter Lord Baltimore, as a reward to him for of William Hamon of Acrise, Kent, and she making the first map of Maryland, came mentions in the will her brother Sir Thomas of a respectable family in Bohemia. In Hamon and several of her sisters, who are 1651 he married Jane Vårlett. The families recorded in the Visitation of Kent for 1619.

of Thomson, Foreman,

Chambers and GEORGE S. FRY.

Spencer claim descent from the Lords of 15, Walsingham Road, Hove.

Bohemia Manor and
loyalists who left Maryland when the

ancient régime was overthrown. BRITISH SETTLERS IN AMERICA.

8. The Tildens, or Tyldens, had Great MR. M. RAY SANBORN, at 12 S. viii. 375 Oak Manor, in Kent County. Their an(s.v. • Lancashire Settlers in America'), states cestors were Lords of Great Tyldens, near that there is a strong desire on the part of Marden, Kent. Marmaduke Tylden was most New England families to locate the cousin of Sir Richard Tylden of Milsted. district which was the early home of their The family had possessed lands in the ancestors in England, &c. I therefore have parishes of Brenchley, Otterden, Kenningpleasure in submitting the following in-ton and Tilmanstone in the reign of King formation.

Edward III., and Sir William Tylden paid 1. Dr. Thomas Gerrard, who was granted for lands in Kent when the Black Prince Bashford Manor, on the Wicomico, in 1650, was knighted. belonged to the family of Gerard of Lanca- 9. Giles Brent had Fort Kent Manor, shire. Samuel Gerrard, first President of the on Kent Island. The Brents were related Bank of Montreal, was probably of this family. to the Calverts, Lords of Baltimore. They

2. George Talbot, Lord of Susquehanna consisted of two brothers, Giles and Foulk, Manor in Cecil County_in 1680, was cousin and two sisters, Margaret and Mary. They of Richard Talbot, Earl of Tyrconnell. also went out from Kent in 1638. Of their Some of the Talbots settled in Nova Scotia descendants Robert Brent married Anna in 1783.

M. Parnham, of the family of the Hon. John 3. Gov. Robert Brooke, of Brooke Place Pole, of the Privy Council ; James Fenwick Manor, in 1654 was President of Lord Brent married Laura, daughter of Gen. Baltimore's Council. I do not appear to Walter H. Overton, of Louisiana ; and Gen. have a note of the county to which he Joseph L. Brent married Frances R. Kenner, belonged, but he went from England with daughter of Duncan Kenner, of Louisiana.

were

among the 10. The Van Courtlandts were descended 1. EDWARD CAVE AS CLERK OF THE FRANKS. from the Dukes of Courland in Russia. Edward Cave, nat. Feb. 29, 1692, at Rugby, apStephen Van Courtlandt was Mayor of New his time married a young widow and lived at

prenticed to a printer and before he had served York in 1677.

Bow. By her interest he had his appointment 11. Lewis Morris, Governor of New to G.P.O. Qu. abt. 1713, Sir Thos. Frankland and Jersey in 1638, was a descendant of William Jo. Evelyn, P.M.G.; in 1715, Lord Cornwallis and

He got country newspapers Morris, gentleman, of Tintern, Monmouth- Jas. Craggs, P.M.G.

and sold the intelligence for 21s. a week. Aftershire, and bore, 1st and 4th, gules, a lion wards as clerk of the franks he furnished debates rampant, regardant or ; 2nd and 3rd, argent, to country papers. In 1728 he was in custody of three torteux in fesse. Crest, a castle in the Serjeant at Arms for supplying the minutes of flames. His son Lewis, born 1638, was a the House of Commons to The Gloucester Journal ; Judge in Admiralty, as was his son Richard. again, in 1729, Raikes of Gloucester was censured

but Cave escaped. 12. Col. Caleb Heathcote, son of Gilbert

A frank of Walter Plummer given to the Duchess of Chesterfield, Derbyshire, and brother of of Marlborough was stopped by Cave as a breach Sir Gilbert Heathcote, Lord Mayor of of privilege. He was accused of opening letters London, had property-Scarsdale Manor. to detect frauds in franks so sent and was disHe married a daughter of Col. Smith of missed. Long Island, and his daughter married

In 1731 Cave established The Gentleman's Maga

zine. In 1738 he was threatened for printing James de Lancey.

debates in the House of Commons and then called 13. Thomas Pell had Pelham Manor, it Empire of Liliput. In 1738 Lord Monson's 9,166 acres, in 1666. He was grandson name was counterfeited to a frank, and P. S. of John Pell (m. Margaret Overand), who Monson committed to Newgate. was son of the Rev. John Pell, rector of

In 1747 Cave was in custody of Black Rod for Southwick, Sussex, in 1590.

printing the trial of Lord Lovat and was censured

for printing the debates. In 1752 he gave brief 14. Robert Livingston possessed Living reports regularly with initials, but from 1782 ston Manor in 1686. He was a descendant debates have been printed without disguise. E. of the Rev. Alexander Livingston of Stirling, Cave died in 1754 at 63. Scotland.

In 1762 the Bishop of Ely's name counterfeited

to a frank. 15. Frederic Philippse, who possessed

In 1788 the whole superscription required by Philipsburg Manor, 1,500 square miles, was the member. born in 1626 at Bolsward, in Friesland. Lord Dacre's name having been used for 4.2 His arms were, Azure a demi-lion rampant, covers. issuing from a ducal coronet argent, crowned

The Franking Act commenced in 1765.

A limitation of number by Act, 1784.
Crest, the same. His

son Frederic

In 1795 Sir Benj. Hammet was reprimanded married Joanna, daughter of Gov. Anthony by the House of Commons, April 10, for deputing Rockholer of New York, whose children his son to frank for him. were (1) Col. Frederic, leaving 10 children ; In Queen Anne's time the office was in Lombard (2) Philip; (3) Susan, married Col. Beverley William Frankland, comptroller, six clerks of the

The Inland Department consisted of Robinson ; (4) Mary, married Col. Morris.

road, a window-man, and sixteen sorters. I trust that the foregoing brief notes may 2. MISOGYNISTS. Colonel Thomas Talbot, enable descendants of early settlers in son of the first Baroness Talbot de Malahide, America to establish connexion with families who served with

distinction in the in this country. JAMES SETON-ANDERSON.

Guards, in early life had been crossed in love.

This wounded his pride, and he took into 39, Carlisle Road, Hove, Sussex.

his head a dislike of the whole female

After retiring from the Army, he obtained an exJOTTINGS FROM A NOTEBOOK. tensive grant of land in Canada, near Lakes Erie

and Ontario, where he employed his time in reThe following items are from among a claiming the forest by felling timber, cutting collection of notes, which contains many roads, and drainage, at the same time offering others equally quaint, made by Mr. Edward every encouragement to workmen and their Walford, for a Book of Eccentric Characters in extent, and thus gave a home to several thousand

families to settle on his property, which was miles which, I fancy, was never put together souls. He also founded a flourishing town which he for publication. Possibly it was the last called Port Talbot, which increased the value of literary work begun, being cut short by his lands. But for all this, he never would the writer's illness. The papers were given allow a female to enter his park gates. He kept to Miss Caulfield, the authoress, and by her died, he forgot all his nieces, and left his lands

only male servants about him ; and when he given to me. For the purposes of this to a faithful friend who had been his “ orderly book Mr. Walford collected some curious servant when in the Guards. pamphlets as well as MS. notes.

C'LARIORES E TENEBRIS.

or.

Street.

some

sex.

NELSON'S SIGNAL AND THE MAN However, according to the Greenwich WHO HOISTED IT.

Hospital Register 69, the time of his ad

mission to the hospital was July 3, 1847, (See ante, pp. 301, 356.)

aged 76; height 5ft. 4in. ; was wounded SINCE the account of John Roome appeared in the right side in the Victory ; his wife's in ‘N. & Q.’ the following additional in- name was Susan [but then dead); and he formation has been found, which seems was born in Lambeth, Surrey, by which to establish the above spelling of his name last statement he gave the Admiralty an to be the correct one,

opportunity of ascertaining his real name, But as MR. PONDER stated that it should had they had reason to doubt his word. be Roon (by which name he was apparently Although Dr. Newman Chevers did not known only to his medical officer in Green- mention that an earlier application had wich Hospital), it seems strange that Roome been made for the relief of his protégé should have entered there, under another prior to 1847, it will be seen by the first false name, after owning to having done so on of the two subjoined certificates that such first entering the Victory as John Rome, when had been the case, but it was refused in he also gave Battersea as his birthplace. 1843. Greenwich Hospital. Register 25.

H.M. Ship Victory, June 22nd, 47. My dear Sir,

I rejoice to tell you I have succeeded for poor John Roome, send him to the Admiralty, and let him report himself to Lord John Hay and it is done.

I remain, my dear Sir, yours in haste, Newman Chevers, Esq., M.D., &c.

JOHN Pasco.

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B. MOORE. This Certificate given on Admiralty Letter, dated 18 inst, No. 30. 20 July 43.

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Admiralty, 26 June 1847. These are to certify that John Roome, alias Rome (Candidate for Pensioner to Greenwich Hospital) is borne on the Books of Her Majesty's Ships above mentioned, the Age, Qualities, Entry, Discharge, and Cause thereof, and Time, as there expressed ; the above Ships being all mentioned in his List.

B. MOORE. This Certificate given on Admiralty Letter, dated 1 July 1847. (Endorsed] Remove R. No claim to back Pay. No Prize money. J. H. H, 25 June, W. J. M. Send it afterwards to me. J. H. HAY.

E. H. FAIRBROTHER.

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ENGLISH ARMY SLANG AS USED IN | A fair number of words has already been
THE GREAT WAR.

collected, but additions would be welcome.
(See 12 S. ix. 341, 378, 383, 415, 423, 455.) A. NICKNAMES AND PERSONAL APPELLATIONS.
THE following list has been compiled from BELGIQUES (BELGEES). Belgians.
words kindly sent in to us by CAPT. E. BLIND HALF-HUNDRED. Anti-aircraft batteries.

BUFF-STICK. COHEN, MR. D. A. DENNIS, JR., MR. L. H.

Orderly man." (Barrack-room.)

CANARIES. Instructors at central training schools
F. DREW, MR. ROBERT HUTTON, MR. C. J.

in France (from yellow arm-bands worn by
MAGRATH, MR. H. A. PIEHLER, MR. ANDREW instructors).
SOUTTAR, MAJOR WERNHER, MR. J. W. CLIENT. One who clicks " for (i.e., is detailed
WOLLEY, J. M. O., B. S., and Ll. W.

for) fatigues.

CLOB. Lout. The next list—which will appear on Dec.

CLUTCHING HAND (THE). Quartermaster-Ser24—will be composed of Air Force slang. geant. (Kitchener's Army.)

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