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have designated in France and in Eogland (or in cumstances at Granada, near Lake Nicaragua, England only) a vehicle constructed on a principle when Walker the Filibuster had control of that similar to that of the ship chair, and intended to region. He tells me, “Walker was a slim man, counteract the jolting and shaking on roads. not tall, perhaps five feet six, his slenderness

There is also the French word chasse-marée, used made him appear taller than he really was ; a wiry both of a boat and of a vehicle for the transport little fellow, with blue-grey eyes, light hair and fish. This could, of course, scarcely be corrupted moustache, plain in dress, and usually wearing no into chaise-marine in English, but it may possibly distinguishing mark of rank. He was a perfect have been confounded with it. F. Chance, devil; a nice-looking chap, though, and even effeSydenham Hill.

mipate in appearance. Joaquin Miller is near the P.S.-Since writing the above, I have found in truth in his description." John E. NORCROSS. Riddle and Arnold's Eng.-Lat. Lexicon' (1847) Brooklyn, U.S. chaise-longue given as an English word, and lounge

PARCHMENT Wills (6th S. v. 110, 237, 378).chair.

Under the first reference Mr. F. E. SAWYER In old French dictionaries chaise - marine is asks why novelists almost invariably describe wills written both chaise-marine and chaise-de-marine. as being written on parchment, and goes on to say The term denoted a machine on board a vessel for that he has never seen a will written on parchment, holding an observer of the heavens, which machine, por come across any one who has. My experience being supported on two axes, lessened the effect of is the reverse ; for, having lately searched several the rolling of the boat, and thus rendered the task bundles of original wills at the District Registry of observation less difficult. From this sense the Office, Northampton, principally of the first half word may have been applied to a land carriage, of the seventeenth century, I have come across which may have been supported by an axis at each several on parchment, and the registrar showed me end or by a bar lengthwise, and thus have been a whole bundle of Northampton wills on parchment able to sway from side to side, and afford thereby of the same period. I did not see the originals of a pleasurable movement. Julius STEGGALL. the sixteenth century, 80 cannot say if parchment

was used during that period. Writing of wills, LOVE-LIES-BLEEDING (76 S. vi. 88).— It would can any one tell me when the custom first arose of not follow that Mrs. Hemaps thought the flower reading them after the funeral has taken place ? was ever employed to plant graves with. Certainly A study of pre-Reformation wills, containing, as love lies bleeding nowhere on earth so frequently they usually do, minute directions as to place of as at the new-made grave. The plant is the interment, instructions for carrying out funeral Amaranthus caudatus. The crimson flower spike obsequies, and particulars as to requiem passes, is like a dagger imbrued in blood, and fancy may &c., leads one to the conclusion that early wills do all the rest. The never-dying amaranth might were opened and read prior to the interment of well be used for graves, though then, as a symbol, the testator.

F. A. BLAYDES, it might lessen the term that love lay bleeding.

Bedford, Some have said that the English name arose out of the confusion of amar in the Latin name with

Bishops JACKSON AND LLOYD (7th S. vi. 8, 135). A pretty fancy, but of small likelihood.

-While thanking those who have replied to my C. A. WARD.

query and directed me to the information I wished Walthamstow,

for, let me assure THE WRITER OF 'Ox. Dioc. Amaranthus (love - lies - bleeding or prince's any slight upon his valuable and interesting work

Hist.' that it was far from my intention to cast feather) was employed by the Greeks for strewing by applying the term “casual” to his notice of upon and planting by graves. I have never seen Bishop Lloyd. It is a very full account for a book this flower used to adorn graves, so far as I can of limited size, and I must own that the charge of remember, either at home or abroad.

“scant justice” is true, and I tender him an EDWARD DAKIN.

apology. At the same time, being nearly conTHE FIRST PUMPING-ENGINE COMPANY (7th S. nected with one of the promoters of the Oxford 6,225, 357; vi. 72).—Mr. Hodgkin overlooks my movement, and possessing a number of letters "if,” and “fire insurance” in his own communica- relating to it, my eagerness to glean all particulars tion, which seemed to justify my "if.” However, I can may perhaps be excused; it was in the I did read his article, and with much interest, as i sense tivi, and not at lês, that I somewhat gladly do all he is pleased to write.

hastily used the expression. WILLIAM RENDLE.

It may be “a mistake,” technically speaking, to

call Lloyd the tutor of Keble and Newman, but I WALKER TAE FILIBUSTER (716 S. v. 388; vi. think MR. E. 3. MARSHALL might have given an 31, 156).—There is a man in business in London Oxford man credit for knowing that they“ were not who, about 1854, was detained by force of cir. Christ Church men," and that a college tutor is

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not the same as a professor of the university. The Keltic place-names (except in the names of rivers), term was employed in its ordinary, not its aca- and it would be very unusual to find a Keltic predemical meaning; and so I think most people fix with a Saxon suffix like holt. Is it not prob. would have understood it.

able that the earliest and correct form of the word I notice a discrepancy in two of the replies is Ockholt? Hussey ('Notes on Churches of Kent, about Bishop W. Jackson, one stating that an Sussex, and Surrey,' p. 119) cites a chronicle of account is given of him in the Gentlemen's Maga- Stephen de Birchington, which relates how one zine for 1815, the other saying that he is not med- Ralph Scott, in the reign of Henry III., settled at tioned. There is a fairly full account of him. “Ocolte.” In the tax roll for Rokesley Hundred, Does anybody know where he is buried ?

30 Edward I., Thomas atte Halle is taxed at E. L. H. TEw, M.A. “Ocolte." Nicholas, rector of Orpington, by will Hornsea Vicarage, E. Yorks,

dated August 1, 1370, left a vestment to the There is an interesting account of William chapel of “Ocholte," and Philpott ("Villare Jackson, Bishop of Oxford (1811-1815), in the Cantianum,' pp. 251-2) speaks of Shelley's court Manchester School Register, vol. i. p. 98, at at “Ockholt.” Of the word Nore the following which school he received a portion of his early are other instances I have met with. One is in education before going to Westminster. He seems the parish of Titsey on the high ground. “Jobes to have owed his elevation to the Bench entirely Lovestede tenet ad firmam medietatem de la to the influence of his brother, Cyril Jackson, Dean Nowre' per redditum 68. 8d.” (Court Roll of Titsey of Christ Church, who also received a portion of Manor, 15 Richard II.). Io Hedley parish, Surrey, his early education at Manchester, and of whom is a wood called "La Ore,” or “Nore," and another there is a memoir at p. 98 of the same work. called “The Lord's Nore” (see Manning and Bray, Bishop Jackson is buried at Caddesdon, and his History of Surrey,' vol. ii. p. 637). In Bramley, epitaph is thus recorded :

Surrey, is a farm with a high bill on it called "The
Nore."

Of it the late Mr. Godwin Austen, in a
Gulielmus Jackson
S.T.P.

paper on 'Surrey Etymologies' ("Surrey Arch. Episcopus Oxoniensis

Coll.,' vol. v. p. 7), says, “Nore or Nower, a proObiit die Decembris ix.

jecting headland generally.” It is not certain

what the derivation of the word is, but there is a Anno ætatis suæ Lxyto Tantum non exacto.

general likeness in the character of the hill to In 'Alumni Westmonasterienses ? (1852) may also steep escarpment, standing out prominently. The

which the name is given, viz., a bluff headland, or be found some little account of him. John PICKFORD, M.A.

local pronunciation is now'r, and it is always preNewbourne Rectory, Woodbridge.

fixed by the definite article" the," or, in the old

Court Rolls, “la," as in the instance given above. If I am not mistaken, Cardinal Newman, in his

G. L. G. Apologia, mentions Dr. C. Lloyd's lectures at Oxford as having first drawn the attention of him- indicate a promontory, as in Rock-a-nore, the

The word nore is certainly sometimes used to self and his contemporaries to the treasures that name of the point east of the fishing town of lay hid in the liturgical and other offices of the Hastings, Sussex.

E. T. Evans. Catholic Church.

E. WALFORD, M.A. 7, Hyde Park Mansions, N.W.

CANON TAYLOR seems to overlook the fact that A very interesting notice of Bishop Jackson is so early as the time of the Conqueror the Nore of contained in the Manchester School Register, the Medway is “the New Weir." vol. i. pp. 98, 99, from the pen of the Rev. J. Finch

W. J. LOFTIE. Smith, who edited the 'Register' for the Chetham Danby Harcourt (7th S. i. 160, 458).—Miss Society in 1866. Also in Public Characters of Danby is referred to the Western Antiquary, 1805,' in the account of his brother Cyril, Dean of vol. iv. pp. 103-4, 128, for full and original inChrist Church, it is stated of him that, like the formation re Gaters and Mrs. Danby Harcourt, dean, he was one of the most accomplished botanists not to be found elsewhere. of the day (p. 274). W. E. BUCKLEY.

WM. H. KELLARD. MEANING OF NORE (7th S. vi. 44, 89).-In spite LARBOARD (7th S. vi. 82).—DR. CHANCE is not of the high authority of the Rev. Isaac TAYLOR, quite correct when he says (p. 83 note) that I I venture to say that there is no evidence of “a give to the Dutch laag, low, the meaning of left mute k” having dropped out in the Nore near also. What I really say is that laager-hand is Knockholt, in the parish of Brasted, Kent, and used to signify the left hand, from laager, lower, this I can prove by citing other instances of the as nooger-hand the right hand, from noog, high. same name. As to Knockholt, I do not believe My authorities are the Dutch and French dicthat in this purely Saxon district we have any tionaries of Halma and P. Marin, the latter of

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whom gives an instance of this use of the term : through the streets is wonderfully naïve, and is a great “Aan de laagerhand van zyn vrouw gacen; aller improvement upon the Manteau mal taillé' of the à la gauche de sa femme." H. WEDGWOOD.

fabliaux and 'La Coupe Enchantée ' of La Fontaine, the

source of which is in Ariosto. Among other illustraI have a note that the terms larboard and star. tions of points raised in N. & Q.,' more than one of the board were derived from the Italian guella borda stories deals with the cunning of the fox. (larboard)=this side, and questa borda (starboard) An Encyclopædia of Architecture, Historical, Theoretical, =that side. The abbreviation is easy to recog- and Praclical. By Joseph Gwilt, F.S.A. F.R.S.A. nize. The two terms were apt to be confused or New Edition. By Wyatt Papworth. (Longmans & wrongly heard in windy weather, and so larboard SixOg its first production in 1842 Gwilt's 'Encyclopædia

Co.) got changed into port. But when; and why port? of Architecture has passed through eight editions,

two HIC ET UBIQUE.

of which previous to the present had received exAUTHORS OF QUOTATIONS Wanted (7th S. vi. tensive revision and large additions from Mr. Wyatt

Papworth. Proof of the utility of a work which 69).

from the first has ranked as standard is furnished in the It was my duty to have loved the highest, &c. fact that a new impression is required. In this further These verses occur in Tennyson’s Guinevere' ('Idylls additions and emendations bave been made. The lives of the King'), in the queen's last speech, near the close of architects have been continued to date, architectural of the poem,

C. C, B, publications have been partially rearranged in additional (7th S. vi. 89.)

classes, and the index has been revised so as to include His father allows him, &c.

all additions. In certain chapters more specific change G. Whyte Melville. has been made. The chapters entitled “ Materials used HAROLD MALET, Colonel, in Building" and " Use of Materials,” which constitute

a large portion of the work, have been revised and in (7th S. vi. 129.)

part rewritten. The section “Specifications" has been Coleridge's lines—

enlarged, and in such matters as fireproof and sanitary The foxglove tall

construction, in which great advance has recently been Sheds its loose purple bells, or in the gust, Or when it bends beneath the up-springing lark,

made, a full record of discovery is supplied. Thus

accoutred, the book, which is effectively illustrated, and Or mountain-finch alighting

now extends to close upon fifteen hundred pages, will will be found at the commencement of his love poem, maintain its position both as a work of reference and a • The Keepsake.'

W. J. BUCKLEY.

practical guide.

The novels of Mr. Rider Haggard are vigorously iscellaneous.

attacked in the Fortnightly in an unsigned paper entitled

• The Fall of Fiction.' A chief subject of arraignment is NOTES ON BOOKS, &c.

the “physically revolting" aspects of some portions of Count Lucanor; or, the Fifty Pleasant Stories of the tales, “the reek of blood ihat rises like an exhalaPatronio. Written by the Prince Don Juan Manuel, tion," An Eighteenth Century Abbé' is the title Mrs. and first done into English by James York, M.D. Lynn Linton gives to a gossip concerning the famous (Pickering & Chatto.)

Ferdinand Galiani and bis correspondenco with Madame Tur editions of 1575 and 1642 of 'El Conde Lucanor' d'Epinay, first published in 1818. Contemporary writers are, according to Tickoor, among the rarest books in the are also noticed, and there are many French anecdotes, world. A copy of the former was in the Heber sale, in including one or two slips. Shakespeare's Wisdom of which it fetched, according to Brunet, a high, but not Life' is a valuable article by Prof. Dowden.—Some very an extravagant price, and one of the second was sold for terrible and apparently truthful revelations are given in 64 francs in Paris in 1822. Without attaining the same the Nineteenth Century in Pages from a Work-Girl's degree of rarity, an English translation published by Diary.' Lord Lorne's 'An Armada Relic' bears on subMr. Basil Montagu Pickering has long been scarce. jects recently discussed in N. & Q.' Writing on. Belief Messrs. Pickering & Chatto have accordingly been and Conduct,' Mr. Leslie Stephen maintains that of all judicious in reprinting a book which is in request. illusions patronized by philosophers there is none more In so doing they have added to it numerous illustra- baseless than the notion "that morality is dependent tions by Mr. S. L. Wood. Bouterwek declares these upon speculative opinion." Jean François Millet,' by forty-five apologues (there are fifty in the transla. Mrs, Ady, and 'Chaucer and the Italian Renaissance tion) with their moral to constitute the finest monu- may also be commended to the reader.-An account of ment of Spanish literature of the fourteenth century, Uppingham' in the Century is accompanied by a porand Ticknor gives ample and interesting information trait of Edward Thring, its late head master, and other concerning the book and its author. Some portions of illustrations. 'Exile by Administrative Process' is a very this might with advantage be included in the prefatory suggestive paper, giving a sad idea of the condition of matter, which barely repeats what was said in the affairs in Russia. A second part is given of A Mexican original translation. The stories which Don Juan tells Campaign.' Both as regards letterpress and illustration bave in some cases reached him from the old fabulists. the high level of the magazine is maintained.--In 'Some Others have a flavour of the romancer, and the most Recent Criticisms of America,' contributed by Theodore interesting are those of Eastern origin, telling of the Roosevelt to Murray's Magazine, recent utterances of Moorish occupation of Spain, and written not seldom in Lord Wolseley and Sir Lepel Griffin are treated with praise of Saladin. Two of the storios contain a curious scant respect. Matthew Arnold's opinions are, however, anticipation of the Taming of the Shrew,' and so come accepted as well meant and containing a certain measure into the list of Shakspeariana. The influence of others of truth. • Village Opinion 'shows a considerable knowis traceable in modern stories. As a rule the narratives ledge of rustic life and modes of thought. In · Foundahave most in common with the fabliaux, without, how. tion Stones of English Music' national melodies are ever, their coarseness. One story of a king riding naked treated.-Mr. Saintsbury contributes to Macmillan an

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appreciative criticism of Winthrop Mackworth Praed, Prof. Holland writes on. The Centenary of Bologna Uni.

fotices to correspondents. versity,' Mr. Minto upon · Popo and the Poetry of the We must call special attention to the following notices : Eighteenth Century,' and Mr. Wheeler on. The Indian

On all communications must be written the name and Native Press. The entire contents are readable.- A new address of the sender, not necessarily for publication, but volume of the English Illustrated begins this month, as a guarantee of good faith, 'London Street Studies,' by Mr. Ashby-Sterry, is the

We cannot undertake to answer queries privately. principal novelty. It is pleasantly written and well illustrated, and reproduces some well-known characters.

To secure insertion of communications correspondents Hampton Court,' by Barbara Clay Fincb, and In the must observe the following rule. Let each note, query, Polish Carpathians' are also agreeable features.—' A

or reply be written on a separate slip of paper, with the Great Yorkshire Vicar' in Temple Bar gives a good signature of the writer and such address as he wishes to account of Dean Hook, the social aspects of whose life appear. Correspondents who repeat queries are requested have not hitherto received full recognition. "Disraeli's to head the second communication “Duplicate." Womankind' is a pleasant paper, There is also an PORCOPHILE.—The Pugna Porcorum per P. Porcium appreciative notice of Matthew Arnold's Poetry.'– Mr. Poetam' is a short poem, every word of which begins G. Barnett Smith reviews very favourably in the Gentle with p. It was first printed in 1530, assumedly in man's "Mr. Buchanan's "City of Dream," ' and Mr. Cologne or Belgium. It is reprinted in. Nuga Venales.' Dominic Daly deals with The Mexican Messiah.'—' An Another collection, published under the title of ' AcrosOriginal Edition in the Cornhill is a quaintly comic tichia,' contains the Laus Calvorum,' or 'De Laudibus sketch of an eighteenth century book. Notes by a Calvitii,' of Hergbaldus, the 'Lusus Venatorius,' and Naturalist' also appears.- Archdeacon Farrar writes at other works similar in nature. The Pugna Porcorum' some length in Longman's in praise of "John Ward, is described in a little volume on Macaronic literature Preacher. Mr. Lang is still responsible for the gossip published in 1830, but does not belong to that order of 'At the Sign of the Ship.'--Al the Year Round has literature. In the Certamen Catholicum cum Cal. papers on Hatfield House,' 'St. Albans,' and 'Degene- pinistis' of Hamconius all the letters begin with c, and rate Words.'

in the 'Materia more Magistralis' all begin with m. With Part XII. of the Old and New London of J. J. FADIE, Teheran (“ Name of Author Wanted "). Messrs. Cassell & Co. an extra sheet is given. The first |--The Histoire Critique des Mystères de l'Antiquité, volume is completed and the second begins. In the &c., is by Louis Guillemain de Saint-Victor. For * Histransition from volume to volume we pass from the paban, 1788," read “ Paris, Moutardier, an VII. (1799).” Monument to Fish Street Hill and on to London Bridge. The publication of the work was retarded for seven years, A view of old London Bridge with the houses on it has the publisher accusing the author, under the pseudonym much interest.- Part XXXII. of Cassell's Shakespeare of Guillemin de Gaminville, of various acts of turpitude, concludes the first part of King Henry VI.'

and begins including selling the MS. twice over. The book is valuethe second. All unlike ordinary illustrations to shak- less in reasoning and in style. For further information speare is one showing the Pucelle's appeal to the powers consult Quérard, Les Supercheries Littéraires Dévoiof hell. A second full-page illustration shows Boling-lées,' last edition, ii. 131, under “Gaminville." broke in communication with a spirit.-Part LVI. of the

M. M, M.-" Richard's himself again.') The full Encyclopædic Dictionary, "Percnopterus" to " Pierc- line is ing," deals largely with words of classical derivation in

Conscience, avaunt ! Richard 's himself again. “ Phil” and Phlo." Personal," Pharisee,” and It is from Cibber's alteration of Shakspeare's 'King

Phosphate," &c., are words of which ample interpreta: Richard III.-("Welcome the coming, speed the going
tion is given.-Our Own Country, Part XLIV., depicts guest.") Pope, Imitations of Horace,' Book ii. Sat. ii.
Leicester, Wicklow, and the Isle of Man, Thé Vale of
Avoca is the subject of a full-page engraving. Bray

JOHN COLEBROOK ("Merry as a sand boy ').-Mora Head, Enniskerry, the famous Powerscourt Waterfall, commonly "Jolly as a sand boy." This question has and Glendalough are also depicted. The History of been twice asked'in ‘N. & Q.' without eliciting a satisMusic, Part VI., has an engraving of the picture in the factory answer. See 3rd S. ix. 278, 331; 4ib 8. v. 257. Louvre by Domenichino of St. Cecilia, and a second of a FRED. WILDBORE (* Lines on Letter h").--These lines mural painting at Pompeii of a female dancer, “The

are by Miss Catherine Fanshawe, wera written in 1816, Development of Music in the Middle Ages” is dealt with

and appeared in a collection of miscellaneous poems pubin an excellent chapter.-The Dictionary of Cookery, lished near that date by Joanna Baillie. Part IX., gives a very large number of receipts for rabbits.-The Woman's World gives a striking picture of

F. B. (“St. Elmo").-See 6tl

. S. iii. 228, 451 ; iv. 297, child players in the sixteenth century, 'Tapestry Weav.

314; vi, 115. ing' is also the subject of an excellent paper.

PUZZLED ONE seeks to know the correct spelling of The Bookvorm, No. X. (Stock), contain: • The Printers greenheys, or greenhays, whether in one word or two. of the Wicked Bible in Court' and 'Bookbinding in the

He also seeks the derivation. British Museum.'

E, RANDOLPH (“ Spiflicate "). — Anticipated. See PART VIII, of the Cyclopædia of Education (Sonnen. schein & Co.) is principally occupied with “ School” A. B. R. (“ Fees on receiving Knighthood or Baronetand its important compounds,

age").-Apply to Heralds' College. Parr LVIII. of Mr. Hamilton's Parodies deals largely with travesties of American poems.

Editorial Communications should be addressed to "The Editor of Notes and Queries'"- Advertisements and

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We beg leave to state that we decline

to return comin literary circles, was an occasional contributor to munications which, for any reason, we do not print; and • N. & Qi'

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NOTICE.

LONDON, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 1888. of London. But it is more probable that the Coroner

was the intermediate link between the two, father CONTENTS,-No 142.

to Sir John and son of John Gisors. This concluNOTES :-Family of Gisors, 201– The Country of the Boleyns; sion is partly arrived at by the comparison of con202-Dam or Damme Family-Cromwelliana, 204 - Blunder -Herrington Churchyard" Lining of the pocket "-odo temporary deeds, wherein the elder is designated, scalchi Arms, 205–Alinements – Cuteness - Big Books- under his own hand, as John Gisors, and, simiSt. Dunstan's Tongs-Punch with Two Left Legs, 206.

larly, the latter as Sir John de Gisors; whilst & QUERIES :- Death of Clive-Bust of Duke of York - Madame John de Gysors is witness, as Alderman of Vintry Mophein - St. Cecilia -'Underground Jottings' - 'Cock Robin's Wedding Day -The Rose, Thistle, and Shamrock | Ward, to a deed of 1267.' These variations seem Lord William Russell-Memorial Cross - Names of Car

to be designedly distinctive, and tend to elucidate dinals, 207-General James Stuart -- Division of Seres in their respective relationship. Upon this supposiChurch-Chap-book – Cape Shackleton - LatimerRobert Sanders - Weston-super-Mare - Crest - Colours as tion we may conclude John de Gisors had superSurnames, 208 – The Turin Papyrus – Peebles Family - seded his father in his aldermapry in 1267, and

Continental-Authors Wanted, 209.
REPLIES :-Clarendon Press, 209 - Calasirian – Mr. Glad

subsequently became King's Coroner 10 Edw. I. stono's Accent, 210—"Sud

ol Austerlitz"-Dame Dorothy (“Liber Custumarum ). Hall-Margaret's Knights, 211-Notes to Skeat's ‘Diction- Where John Gisors was buried is not with cerary'-England reproduced in America-Spark-Year-Books -Jas. Hackman, 212–Clergy and Religion – Saint's Torment tainty known. Sir John de Gisors,

according to Stow, Hill- Arundell Family A Novelist's Arithmetic, 213-War, monopolizes a burial-place in St. Martin's, Vintry, spite-Lease for 999 Years -Judge Jeffreys—Bibliography of Bchool Magazines-Device Wanted, 214-Author of Lines

as well as a monument in the Greyfriars' Church. London including Westminster— Rubbing-Lord Howard of There seems only the bare record in St. James's, Effingham-Education in the Seventeenth Century - Maund, Garlickhithe, to allot to the former. 215– King James's Lords - Impediments to Marriage-Newell -Celtic River-Names" Familiarity breeds contempt," 216

Peter Gisors, a contemporary of John, is also - Royalist and Cromwellian Colours – Diddle – From Ox- mentioned in a deed as one of the payers for ford to Rome -Salt Family-Century: Centenary: 217— certain tenements in the parish of St. John, WalCharger-Penny-"Mad as å hatter "-Scarpines, 218. NOTES ON BOOKS :-Fishwick's ' Registers of the Parish of brook, being

named between Mary Doket (the Rochdale' –Gibbons's · Lincoln Marriage Licences '--Legge's relict [?] of Nicholas Doket, the Sheriff of 1192) Ancient Register of North Elmham'-Cowper's Memorial and Richard de Wilehale, which Richard granted Inscriptions of Holy Cross, Canterbury.'

the said tenement to Roger Drayton, by charter Notices to Correspondents, &c.

enrolled 16 Edw. I. Reference will again be made

to this Peter. Potes.

Another deed introduces Anketin de Gisors as

Alderman of Aldgate Ward in the time of Ralph, THE FAMILY OF GISORS.

Prior of Holy Trinity, Aldgate (1302-14). The The connexion of this important Norman family custom of such conveyances being witnessed by with the City of London can be traced for some the alderman of the ward wherein the property two hundred years, but the relationship of the was situate greatly facilitates the identification of earlier-mentioned members is seemingly hopelessly the early aldermen with their respective wards. confused.

Sir John de Gisors, vintner and Alderman (posJohn Gysors, pepperer and Alderman of Vintry, sibly) of Vintry, like his grandfather was also was successively Sheriff in 1240 and thrice Mayor, thrice Mayor, in 1311, 1312, and 1314, in which in 1245, 1246, and 1259. Orridge, following some of last year he was chosen to represent the City in the early chroniclers, assigns the mayoralty to him Parliament. In 1327 the custody of the Tower in 1250 beside. But, unless by John Norman we was entrusted to him as Constable; and his death understand John the Norman, this is very doubt is recorded two years later, in 1329. As before ful. The signatures to existing copies of deeds stated he was buried, according to Stow, in St. support the idea that they were different men, and Martin's, Vintry, a monument to his memory being confirm the fact that John Norman was Mayor in noted in the Greyfriars' Church. 1250. In addition to these offices John Gysors Sir John de Gisors left two sons, viz., (1)

Henry, appears on the Patent Rolls, 37 Hen. III., as the who died 1343 ; and (2) John, died 1350. Thomas, King's Chamberlain of London, empowered to regu- the son of this John, inherited the great mansion late the price of wines, which office be held until of Gisors' Hall, in the parish of St. Mildred, Bread 4 Edw. I.

Street. On his daughter's monument he is termed Much confusion bas arisen between this John Sir Thomas. He left two sons and one daughter, Gisors and Sir John Gigors, and the former is stated viz., John, who made a feoffment of the hall about to have lived until 14 Edw. II. (1320). This state- 1386; Thomas, deceased 1396; and Felix (married ment is too extraordinary to be received without to Thomas Travers), whose monument is in St. some proof, as it would make him one hundred or Giles's, Cripplegate (Munday's ‘Stow,' pp. 450, 453, upwards at his death, and seems based on the 541, 599, 667). record that Sir John Gisors was in 1320 called There here intervenes William Gisors, Sheriff upon to answer for his father as King's Coroner in 1329. Lysons refers to a William Gisors (pro

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