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Theological and Legal Quæres. "Mr. Stockfield” the Scottish prisoners for New England “be is probably an error for " Thomas Stockdale,” M.P. shipped away forthwith, as their ship is ready"; for Knaresborough, but " Alexander Pym” could and on Nov. 11 Sir Arthur Hesilrigge is authorized not represent Charles Pym, M.P. for Beeralston, to deliver 150 Scotch prisoners to Augustine who is included in the same list.

Walker, master of the Unity, to be transported to J. Walshe. — Named by Prynne in his 'Grand New England." Memorandum' among the Rumpers who returned The last entry is the most definite, as the name to Westminster in May, 1659.

of the vessel is given in which the prisoners were “Mr. Poynes.” – Named by Prynne, in his 'Se to be shipped. I should like to know if the cluded Members' Case,' among the Rumpers who names of these 150 men can be ascertained, as signified their dis-assent to the vote of the House, they may have been the Scots referred to in the Dec. 3, 1648.

Rev. John Cotton's letter to Cromwell, an extract Col. Henry Markham, Mr. John Lassell.—Both from which was given in ‘N. & Q.,' 7th S. v. 196. present at the second Restoration of the Rump,

John MACKAY. Dec. 24, 1659 (vide 'Commons Journals'). Col. Cambridge, Mass., U.S. Markham afterwards represented Linlithgow, &c.,

BLANCHE AMORY.—“Thackeray,” says Trollope in Cromwell's Parliaments, but I have no record of his return to the Long Parliament. Unless (p. 109), “ when he drew the portrait of Miss John Lassell be a mistake for Francis Lascelles, Amory must have had some special young lady in M.P. for Thirsk, both these members must have bis mind.” Who was that special young lady?

JAMES D. BUTLER. been returned at a very late date--possibly not

Madison, Wis., U.S. long before the final dissolution.

W. D. PINK. Swiss Saints.—Who was St. Jodocus ? Also Leigh, Lancashire.

information is asked about St. Idda (female saint), ABBA Hulle: LUDEE.—In a scrap-book, col- Switzerland. Who was St. Wivine, venerated at

St. Ursus, and St. Verena, all connected with lected for the most part in the first quarter of this Brussels? His emblems are a horse, with horsecentury, which belonged to the Rev. J. Wilson, shoes and hammers. W. HARDMAN, LL.D. D.D., President of Trinity College, Oxford, there are two heads, engraved in the stipple method,

DAMANT FAMILY.-Information is wanted as to apparently of natives of Australia or New Zealand, the family of Thomas Damant, of Lammas Old and having names written beneath, the male being Hall, Norfolk, who in 1711 married Alice SanAbba Hulle, the female Ludee. On the left

croft, sister of the Archbishop of Canterbury. shoulder of Abba Hulle is what may be a What was the relationship between him and the boomerang, and on the arms of Ludee are marks ancient family of the same name whose tombs are of tattooing. Are these beads taken from any book shown at Ghent and Antwerp? The tradition is of voyages to the Antipodes; or are they plates of that a branch of this house escaped into England natives brought to England to be exhibited or for

during Alva's persecution.

T. any other reason ?


OFFERTORY AND COLLECTION.-What is the Wild.—Jonathan Wild's house was in Ship difference between an offertory and a collection in Court, Old Bailey, but a view also exists (104, C. church? I know, of course, how the two terms 408) of a house in West Street, Holborn Bridge, are respectively used ; but why the distinction? that is called Jonathan Wild's, opposite the thieves'

C. C. B. resort called the “Red. Lion Inn." Is it possible that Ship Court at the back could have extended

BILBERRY WYS.- A few days ago, while staying to West Street; or are they two distinct houses ?

at the house of a relation at Upper Thong, on the

C. A. WARD. edge of the moor or moss between Meltham and Walthamstow.

Holm, I heard the flower of the heather spoken of

as " bilberry wys." What is the meaning of wys, Scots PRISONERS SHIPPED TO THE Colonies which I spell phonetically? I shall be grateful for - In the Calendar of State Papers, Domestic little information.

HERBERT HARDY. Series, there are many references to Scottish prisoners being sent to the colonies during the Gray Family.—Could any reader give informatime of the Commonwealth. Thus, in the year tion respecting an Edward Gray, who is supposed 1650, under date Sept. 12, there is a “proposition to have been born in Lincolnshire in 1673, and for 1,000 Scots prisoners to be sent to Bristol, went to Boston, America, in 1686 ? He afterwards whence they were to be shipped to New Eng. I visited England, and was imprisoned on board a land”; on Sept. 19 there is an order to ship “900 man-of-war, whence he was released through the inScotch prisoners to Virginia, and 150 men for Auence of the surgeon, who knew his family. He New England "; on Oct. 23 there is an order that was a rope-maker by trade, became an opulent


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merchant, and died in 1757. He married in 1699 ascertain the authorship of the poetical pieces and
Susannah Harrison, by whom he had issue Hon. the critiques on Tennyson and Browning.
Harrison Gray, and secondly, Hannah Ellis, a

W. F. P. niece of Dr. Coleman. A warrant was issued for

IRISH HOUSE OF COMMONS.-Can you inform the arrest of an Edward Gray for a misdemeanour at the White Horse, Windsor, September 4, 1685. Commons is to be seen ; or in whose possession it

me where the painting of the last Irish House of Was this the same Edward ? An Edward Gray, of Stepney, was married at St. Peter's, Cornbili, in now is ; or can a print of it be procured?

T. H. TYDD. 1664. Is this likely to be the father ? Replies direct to

J. F. GRAY. CAPT. LUKE FOXE.-I am anxious to ascertain 446, Strand, W.C.

the present whereabouts of the original journal

kept by Capt. Luke Foxe, of Hull (author of that CONCORDANCE TO DICKENS.—Mr. James Payn, rare and curious work "The North-West Fox,' in his ‘Literary Recollections,' p. 183, says, “There London, 1635, 4to.), whilst upon his well-known is now a concordance for the whole of Dickens.” expedition in search of a north-west passage through Is this correct? If so, I should be glad to have Hudson's Bay in the year 1631. It does not seem particulare. A. SMYTHE PALMER.

to be preserved at the British Museum, the Public Woodford.

Record Office, or the Admiralty. One would [There is, we believe, no concordance to Dickens, nor naturally suppose to be at one or other of these is there likely to be. A Dickens Dictionary' is, how- establishments, as Foxe sailed by order of the king ever, published by Messrs. Chapman & Hall.]

and in his Majesty's pinnace the Charles. That the ‘LIBRARY or Fiction.'-I have bound up at journal in question, however, exists somewhere (or the end of the Library of Fiction (2 vols., in recently did so), may be inferred from the fact which some of the earliest contributions of Charles that a copy, both of it and of a journal kept by the Dickens first appeared) two numbers of another sailing-master of Foxe's ship, is preserved among periodical, called The Family Magazine and the Mss. in the British Museum. This is on Library of Fiction, the plates by John Leech. paper water-marked 1813, and it appears to bave Can any one inform me if these are supposed

to be formed lot 1071/3, in the Arley Castle sale cataa continuation of the former, and whether these logue (1853). I have ascertained that the catatwo numbers are all that were published ?

logue throws no light on the present whereabouts J. B. MORRIS.

of the original MS., and that no information about Eastbourne.

it is in possession of the present owner of Arley

Castle. I shall be very glad of help from any of COLLECTION OF HORACE WALPOLE.—Would you your contributors.

MILLER CHRISTY. kindly inform where I am most likely to get a Chignal St. James, Chelmsford. modern catalogue of the works of art and vertu belonging to the collection of the late Horace Wal- notices of Sussex clergy, prefixed to printed funeral

Sussex CLERGY.–References to biographical pole, Strawberry Hill, sold by auction some years sermons, or any details of the parentage and

R. E. WAY.

career of the parochial clergy in that county will THE SWORD OF THE BLACK PRINCE. -I am in-be at all times thankfully received by formed by the verger of Canterbury Cathedral

E. H. W. DUNKIN. that the late Duke of Albany told him that the

Kidbrooke Park, Blackheath, sword of the Black Prince (presumably that which is said to have been taken by Oliver Cromwell out

“A HOLBORN WIG.”—Chambaud gives "Teignof the scabbard, which still remains as one of the asse, a rusty wig, a Holborn wig." Why Holborn relics over the tomb) is preserved at Windsor

wig ?


Preston on the Wild Moors. Castle. Is this mere tradition? It could easily be verified by applying the sword to the scabbard; Shaws of KENWARD, BARTS.-Will any conand perhaps this weapon and its case might again tributor kindly help me with the coat of arms be brought together after their long divorce. belonging to the Shaws of Kenward, Barts.? I

ALBERT HARTSHORNE. wish to know the quarters brought in by Drury, "THE OXFORD AND CAMBRIDGE MAGAZINE.'

Barnardiston, and Kenward, many of which I canMore than nine years ago (5th S. xii. 48) the in- not make out. Answers sent direct will greatly

oblige. quiry was made whether the various contributions

L. DRUCE. to this periodical, other than those since included

28, Clarendon Villas, West Brighton. by Mr. D. G. Rossetti in his poems, had been CHRISTIAN MAGAZINES. - The first volume acknowledged. With the Editor's permission I of the Christian's Magazine ; or, a Treasury of will repeat this query, in the hope that may Divine Knowledge, was published in 1760; that of find an answer. I am particularly anxious to the Gospel Magazine ; or, Treasury of Divine


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Knowledge, in 1774 ; that of the Arminian The Atheneum of Oct. 12, 1850, says :-
Magazine (see 5th S. x. 511) in 1778.

" On Wednesday last Miss Sarah Biffin, the celebrated these the earliest of the numerous religious maga- miniature painter, who was born without hands or arms, zines published in this country ?

died at her lodginge, in Duke Street, Liverpool-where J. F. MANSERGH.

for the last few years she has been residing-at the age Liverpool.

of sixty-six,”

EVERARD HOME COLEMAN. P.S.-I may mention that according to the 71, Brecknock Road, Gospel Magazine John Wesley was desperate character, plainly in league with the

In the year 1843 (I think), at an exhibition powers of darkness.

held in the Collegiate Institution, Shaw Street,

Liverpool, I purchased from Sarah Biffin a paintOLD SONG.–Where can I read the words of an ing of a group of roses, &c., to which I saw her old song, which I have not seen or heard since my affix her signature. She picked off the table a schooldays, now nearly half a century ago, which long-handled pen with her tongue, and putting commenced thus:

the end under a pin on the top of her right Oh! wonders sure will never cease,

shoulder, used it with her lips. She also used For works of art do so increase,

the brush in the same manner. She had neither No matter whether in war or peace,

arms nor legs.

H. S. H. For men can do whatever they please. The song, I fancy, recounted the then recent intro- My mother met Miss Biffin in Exeter, and was duction of railways, steam packets, and possibly to have sat to her for a miniature, but was unable the still more recent discovery of the electric tele- to do so. She received a note from the artist, graph; but, alas ! my memory grows no better as I which we have still. She had no legs or arms. grow older.

E. WALFORD, M.A. Her pens or brushes were slipped into loops on the 7, Hyde Park Mansions, N.W.

shoulder of her dress. We have a likeness of her

also a -a round, merry face, with curls. She wears FUFTY.—I should be glad to know whether this a low bodice and necklace.

M. M. M. word is known or was suggested by the following incident. A barrel of beer was ordered for a parish

I remember seeing her, about forty-three years festival, and the good woman who prepared the ago, in a sort of polytechnic exhibition held in feast told me she had tapped it and “the beer was

what was then the Mechanics' Institution at Livera bit fufty,adding that " it tasted of the barrel," pool. The impression on my mind is that she had which bad not been properly cleaned. I found the the brush fixed in some way to her shoulder ; but word exactly suited the flavour of the beer, but it she may have been using her mouth. I am conis not recognized by Halliwell, Brockett, or Hanter. fident she did not work with her feet, even if she Is it new ? ALFRED GATTY, D.D. had any. I have always understood she had not.

J. K. L.
I have seen Miss Biffin write with her toes, and,

if my memory is right, there were pictures on the

walls from drawings said to be done by her. SARAH BIFFIN, MINIATURE PAINTER.

Scott SURTEES. (7th S. vi. 145.)

[Other contributors are thanked for replies. ] In vol. vi. of 'Kirby's Wonderful and Eccentric Museum, published in 1820, a copy of Miss Biffin's handbill is given, in which her accom

MEANING OF NORE (7th S. vi. 44, 89, 198). — plishments are described to have been performed The letters of Canon Taylor and G. L. G., under principally with her mouth :

the above heading, have led me to reconsider the This young lady was born deficient of arms, hande, question of the etymology of Knockholt. In my and legs; she is of comely appearance, twenty-four years very earliest communication to ‘N. & Q.’ (6th s. of age, and only thirty-seven inches high. She displays ii. 316), I mentioned a fact which had come under a great genius, and is an admirer of the fine arts. But my own knowledge, that whereas, until about what renders her so worthy of public notice is the in half a century ago, the name of that place was dustrious and astonishing means she has invented and spelt Nockholt, an initial K was then prefixed by practised, in obtaining the use of the needle, scissors, Mr. Marter (a gentleman who was long resident pen, pencil, &c., wherein she is extremely adroit. She can cut out and make any part of her own clothes, sews in the village, and died there nearly thirty years extremely neat, and in a most wonderful manner, writes ago), with the concurrence and assistance of Dr. well, draws landscapes, paints miniatures, and many Fly, at that time incumbent of the parish. In more wonderful things, all of which she performs prin- Hasted's History of Kent,' vol. i. p. 126, it is cipally with ber mouth.

" The reader may easily think it impossible she should spelt Nockholt, and the derivation of the name be capable of doing what is stated in the bill, all of (probably only a guess) is stated to be “ from the which she performs principally with her mouth." old English words Noke, a corner, and holt, a


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wood.” In the next page, however (127), a quota- with Cousins that the word is of Saxon, therefore tion is given from a return of a commission of of Germanic origin, but am inclined to doubt the inquiry into the value of church livings, dated opinion of his friend, that it has ever been SkattleMarch 29, 1650, and in that the spelling appears thorpe.

WM. SHACKLETON. as Knockholt. This form of the word, therefore,

Leeds. must have been older than Nockholt, and Mr. Marter in all probability considered that he was

DR. GUILLOTIN (5th S. i. 426, 497).— I suppose restoring the original spelling. His idea was (I that nothing can be more certain than that the have the account from one of his daughters) that notorious physician, Dr. Joseph Ignatius Guillotin, the first syllable was a modification of knoll. whose name is inseparably associated with the French (This word, Prof. Skeat remarke, may be a con- national lethal machine, did not perish by that tracted form and "stand for knokel, a diminutive

instrument. Who, then, was the Dr. J. B. V. of a Celtic knok; the word being ultimately of Guillotine whose fate is referred to in the Annual Celtic origin.”)

If this be accepted, Knockholt Register for 1794, vol. xxxvi. “Chronicle," p. 7? I would signify hill-wood, or wood on a hill. The quote as follows, ipsissima verba :very early instances, however, quoted by G. L. G. “28 (February). J. B. V. Guillotine, M.D., formerly seem to prove that the original spelling was lately been executed there (apparently Lyons implied).

of Lyons, was among the multitude of persons who have Ocolte or Ockholt, which, of course, would mean

He was charged with having corresponded with persons oak-wood, like the village near Esher, also re- at Turin. It is an extraordinary thing that he should ferred to in the second volume of the Sixth Series die by an instrument of his own invention. He died of 'N. & Q.,' which, from an erroneous notion with great reluctance, and declared that when he pro. of its meaniog, is now often spelt in the neigh-duced his instrument to the world it was from motives bourhood Oaksbade, though more commonly Ox

of humanity alone.” shott, as the recent introduction of a railway I have carefully examined all your voluminous station has fixed it. It remains to be accounted references to this grim subject, but not one of for how the first syllable of Ockholt came to be your numerous correspondents appears to have altered into Knock; the subsequent omission of alluded to this contemporaneous record. Probably the K till restored by Mr. Marter and Dr. Fly is a (sur-) namesake of the notorious doctor, and a more simple, being doubtless due to its not being member of the same profession, perished in this sounded. Can any instance of the spelling Knock way at Lyons towards the close of the “ Reign of holt earlier than that of 1650, quoted by Hasted, Terror". But your almost exhaustive treatment be adduced? There is another village in Kent, of the history of the guillotine does not appear to near Greenhitbe, called Knockholt, the name of me to be complete without a notice of a contemwhich Mr. SPARVEL-BAYLY stated (6S. iv. 156) poraneous report which probably misled Mr. Thacwas also formerly spelt Nockholt. Was this, too, keray and is almost certainly responsible for the

NEMO. once Ockbolt ? Or may Hasted's derivation of popular error so frequently corrected. the other Knockbolt really apply to this ? Oaks

Temple. abound in the neighbourhood of both villages, though it is well known that the one near Seven- of Judæa in this list seems quite as strange as the

ACTS 11. 9-11 (7th S. vi. 149). —The presence oaks is now more famous for its remarkable clump absence of Syria, or any other part thereof, or, I of beech trees.

may add, of Cyprus, the nearest island. A parallel The letters respecting the meaning of Nore as a case would be if the event had occurred at a Welsh place-name appear to point to the conclusion that, Eisteddfod, and the narrator were to say Welshlike the suffix ness and the French nez, it usually men were present from all countries, proceeding to signifies a nose, i.e., a promontory or sharply rising name all those of the European continent, and piece of ground. Of course, the name of the river among them Wales, but not Britain, Ireland, EogNore, in Ireland, may have a totally different land, or Scotland." I suspect that Judæa must origin.

W. T. LYNN. have become substituted for some other name. Blackheath.

E. L. G. SKIKELTHORPE (5th S. iv. 450; v. 56).—I think

Is not the omission of Syria from the list of that the derivation of this as a personal name is places mentioned in these verses most probably most likely to be from the place-name of two

to be accounted for on the supposition that the villages, one in the West and one in the East inhabitants spoke the same language as that in Riding of Yorkshire. I refer to Scagglethorpe. Palestine proper ?

use in the district to the south of it-tbat is, in In Domesday Book they appear as Scachetorp,

W. S. B. H. Scachertorp, and Scarchetorp; in Kirkley's In- Asia is one of the places mentioned. Probably quest as Scakelthorp, Schakylthorp, Skakelthorp, inhabitants in Syria are here included. Asia was and Shakilthorp; and in the six-inch Ordnance then, and long after continued to be, a most inSurvey both appear as Scagglethorpe. I agree definite term.



LORD FANNY (7th S. vi. 69, 133).-I really must That is, “Llanllwch was, Caermarthen is, Aberprotest against such a reckless" guess” as that of gwili shall stand.” The other prediction is acMr. E. . MARSHALL. The Rev. Francis Hodg- credited to a Glamorganshire prophet :son has not been dead many years. He was Pro

Llandaf y sydd, vost of Eton and Archdeacon of (I think) Derby ;

Llandaf a fydd, he lived all his life among scholars and distin.

Llandaf a godir o gerig Caerdydd. guished men, and neither they, nor old Etonians, That is, “Llandaff now stands, Llandaff will always nor his surviving relatives (one of whom happens to stand ; with Cardiff stones will Llandaff be built." be a personal friend of my own) would willingly Some remarks on these prophesies appeared in the allow that there was anything effeminate about Red Dragon and also in Cymru Fu, the Cambrian him. E. WALFORD, M.A. Notes and Queries.

ARTHUR MEE. 7, Hyde Park Mansions, N.W.

Llanelly. “LINCOLN WAS, LONDON 18, AND YORKE SHALL plied by the Rev. Ed. MARSHALL.]

[MR. JULIUS STEGCALL repeats the information sup(7th S. vi. 108).—The old distich

LONG TENURE OF Lincoln was, London is, and York shall be

A VICARAGE BY FATHER The fairest city of the three,

AND Son (7th S. vi. 65).—The circumstance menis noticed in two articles on "Yorkshire Local tioned by CUTHBERT BEDE is very remarkable, Rbymes and Sayings' which appear in the Folk- but it is not unprecedented. I can cap” it by lore Record, vol. i. p. 160; vol. iii. p. 177. Fuller long odds. In 1861 I sent a note to N. & Q? is cited as remarking in his Wortbies':

(2nd S. xii. 141) entitled 'Parochialia, Blisland, ""That Lincoln was-namely a far fairer, greater,

Cornwall,' containing a list of institutions to the richer city than it now is—both plainly appears by the rectory of that parish from 1410 to 1834. On reruins thereof, being without controversies the greatest ferring to that communication it may be noticed city in the kingdom of Mercia, That London is we that the Rev. William Pye was instituted (Apri} know, but that York shall be God knows.' Those who 10) 1780. He died in January or February, 1834, hope that it may become the English metropolis, he adds, and in the last-named month his son, the Rev. *must wait until the river Thames runs under the great Francis Woolcock Pye, was instituted. This, per, arch of Ouse bridge.' Admitting that, however, a city may be exceeding baps, so far, is not very remarkable; but when I fair without having any claim to surpassing huge say that the last-named clerk is still living and ness or to political or commercial importance.

without assistance performs all the duties of his As yet York seems to be utterly regardless of office it becomes so, the father and son having already her destiny, and things are done in her midst held the benefice a hundred and eight years three

months and more. which apparently tend to retard rather than to

What, perhaps, is still more help on the fulfilment of the prophecy. Never- extraordinary, the present rector, after a long widowtheless the consequences of a battle of Dorking wife, who about a year after such marriage gave

hood, at the age of eighty-four married a second may bring it about much sooner than any one birth to a daughter. One other remarkable cirwould be willing to predict. St, SwitHiN.

cumstance in this vigorous old gentleman is that W. Perkins, in his 'Fruitful Dialogue concern- for many years he considered himself an invalid ing the End of the World,' instances as a “flying and lived most abstemiously. He has never used prophesie”. “Canterburie was, London is, and spectacles, and writes a hand which a writingYorke shall be," with a marginal note, “In the master might envy. north they say, Lincolne was” (* Collected Works,' This, however, is not all I have to say respecting folio, 1618, p. 468).

WALTER HAINES. the tenure of this benefice. The Rev. Stephen Faringdon, Berks.

Hickes, the predecessor of William Pye, was instiHazlitt, in 'English Proverbs,' 1882, has, “Lin- tuted October 13, 1718, and held the benefice coln was.' CL. (Clarke's 'Paroemiologia, 1639, but sixty-two years, so that it has been held by three without reference). There is an amplified version incumbents, one of whom is still living and active, of this proverb in Brome's ‘Travels,' 1700, 8vo. :

for the long period of 170 years, an average of upLincoln was, and London is,

wards of fifty-six years. John Dell, the predecessor And York shall be,

of Stephen Hickes, was unfortunate ; he died after The fairest city of the three."

a tenure of only nine years. But, one step further!

ED. MARSHALL. The predecessor of John Dell was instituted in Two popular sayings in Welsh of the same cha-1660, so that there have been only five incumbents racter as that quoted by Mr. Plomer have come

since the Restoration, and from 1529, when Thomas under my notice. The first is attributed to Mer: John was instituted, who held the benefice through lin :

the stormy period of the middle of the sixteenth Llanllwch fu,

century down to 1581. In fact from 1529 to the Caerfyrddin sydd,

present day, a period of nearly 360 years, the beneAbergwili saif.

fice bas been held by eleven rectors only, and from

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