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[“To make the gift more proportionable,” the Patient (Susanna Mapletoft) offers a seventh child; seven being the number of perfection, and by the Pythagoreans more particularly attributed to virginity.”
“ Then the Cheerful arose, and taking her niece Anne, daughter of Joshua and Susanna Mapletoft, by the hand, presented her to the Chief, to bear the name of the Humble."
The Cheerful gave a bell inscribed The bell tolls to prayers and rings out for the dead.
The Affectionate gave a watchlight. Thus, as Peck remarks, blessing, instead of cursing, by bell, book, and candle.]
A few notes may be here added, which came to
hand too late for insertion in their proper places.
Valdesso (pp. 51, 330 seq.). I owe to Benj. B. Wiffen Esq. the following interesting particulars. In the Bodleian is the French translation of 1563, not published par Charles Pesnot as stated by [Du Verdier ap.] Bayle, but par Claude Seuneton. On a fly-leaf of this book is written. This Booke was The Right Reuerend Father in God. Austin Lord Bishop of Hereford. (i.e. Linsell's).
And below in a different hand
Given to the Publique Library in Oxford, by Mr. John Farrar of Huntingtonshire, September 8. 1642.
The Italian copy in the Bodleian was presented to it by John Duncomb, Rector of Swannington, in 1639.
Hill (p. 74). Clarke's Life is taken from The Life and Death of Dr. Hill printed with Tuckney's Oavatoktaola or Death disarmed, where we read (p. 41): “Thence he was ordered to be master of Emmanuel college in this university, which not being a sphere large enough for his activity, he was from thence removed to the mastership of Trinity college."
Groose (pp. 94, 96, 254 seq.) The Rev. F. Johnson, formerly vicar of Great Gidding, has kindly furnished me, through Mr. Hopkinson, with a notice of this friend of the Ferrars'. Luke Grosse's handwriting appears in the registers in 1619; in 1620 he signs himself vicar, and so without break to the year 1666. (On 26 Aug. 1621, his son John was baptized). In the vestry book his name appears from its commencement in 1654 to 19 Sept. 1666. His successor John Smith appears for the first time on Lady day 1667. Between these dates Grosse must have died, but the register has been mutilated at the place. He retained his living, it being too poor to sequester, during the times of confusion. In the parish chest Mr. Johnson some years ago discovered two parchment documents, one only of which was legible. This was dated 12 Feb. 1635-6, and signed by N. F. and J. F. as joint owners of Little Gidding. Some one had left or given £10, and some one else £5, and for this sum the Ferrars granted an annuity of £1 to be paid for ever to the poor on the patron saint's (St. Matthias”) day in the church porch. From the signature to this deed Mr. Johnson made a tracing, which is here reproduced. The crossing of the F may be a little uncertain.
Notes on the Pedigrees.
Authorities. The Gidding (G. R.) and Huntingdon (All Saints' and St. John's, H. R.) registers and inscriptions on brasses or tombstones at both places. (G. I. and H. I.). A FERRAR PEDIGREE.
unmarrie JOYCE, died unmarried.
10 SUSANNA = 11 JOAN COLLETT, of
Bourne, and of
RICHARD, only son
æt. 25. unmarried. 1684 (C).
1 NICHOLAS FERRAR. = 2 MARY WOODNOTH.
។ ... m.
5 JOAN. = 6 ANN SHEPHERD.
= 12 BATHSHEBA
13 JOHN = 14 ANN BROOKE.
16 MÁRY. 17 VIRGINIA.
18 BROOKE. 19 ANN. 21 THOMAS = 22 MARTHA 23 NICHOLAS. 24 BASIL = 25 MARY. 26 EDWARD = 27 MARTHA
35 Edw. = 36 LOVE 37 JOAN. 41 HUGH =...RUST.
BEVERLEY. 38 MARTHA.
GASPAR LARNE, = CHAMPANTIB ALICE.
43 MARTHA. = 44 Dr. PECKARD.
51 EDWARD. MARY FERRAR, = 52 HUGH.
45 ANNE. T. WOODS. = 50 BEVERLEY.
ROSETTA = EDWARD
| HUGHES. 53 R. A. IIUGRA.
54 HUMPHREY COLLETT, M.P. = JOAN, sister of Margaret, wife THOMAS.
youngest son. unmarried, eldest son.
SUSANNA FERRAR. = JOHN.
= MARTHA, dr.
66 JUDITH. = 67 SOLOMON
MAPLETOFT, co. Linc.
62 SUSANNA. = 63 JOSHUA MAPLETOFT, 64 HESTER, wife of
Edward Wallis of
of Middle Temple, only son.
only dr. circa 16.
godson to N. F.
pedigree (C.), chiefly of the Colletts, supplied to Mr. Hopkinson by Mr. Courthope, Somerset herald. The Gidding title deeds (T.). A pedigree (B.), lent me by Mr. Balfour, for the later branches of the Ferrars. Margaretting registers (M.) furnished by Mr. Hopkinson. It would be easy to trace the Mapletofts lower, as may be seen from the Grad. Cant. See also among the plates in the Royal Library, Brit. Mus., the tombs and monuments in Gidding Churchyard.
Abbreviations. b. born; ba. baptized; m. married ; d. died; bu. buried; dr. daughter.
The figures correspond to those in the pedigree.
1. Was 75 years of age when he made his will (above, 343) in 1620 : d. 1 Apr., bu. in St. Bennett Sherehog, 12 Apr. 1620. (Funeral certificate in Hearne’s Caii Vind. 683). “Had a grant of crest and confirmation of arms from Robert Cooke, Clarencieux king of arms, 29 Dec. 1588.” C. M. 1575 (above, 65).
Dr. of Lawrence W. of Shavinton, Cheshire. Her age in 1617 was 62 (above, 16, 299), i. e. 79 at her death in 1634. Yet she is said to have lived to be 83 (Peckard).
3, 4. Both mentioned, as also their sister Mrs. Wright, in the Collett Letters.
5. “Here lieth the Body of John Ferrar Esqe. Lord of this Mannour, who departed this life ye 28th of Septbr. 1657. Arms; 3 horse shoes on bend." G. I. on brass in church. “Flee from evil and do ye thing yt is right and dwell for evermore.”—On the reverse of do. Æt. 30, A.D. 1620 (Hearne, u. s.) Bu. Sept. 28 (?) 1657. (G. R.)
6. D. 12 Jul. 1613, æt. circa 21 (Monument in Strype's Stow, Bk. iii. p. 28; cf. Hearne, 684.)
7. D. before Apr. 1613 (above, 177). “Erasmus and William, both barristers of the common law, that died both without issue.” (Hearne, 684).
8. B. 22 Feb. 1592–3 (above, 3), not 1591–2 (above, 165): for he was 13 when a freshman (1606; B. A. 1609-10, M.A. 1613) ; 26 when he returned home in 1618 (Peckard, 87); 27 in Apr. 1620 (Hearne, 683); 42 (i.e. above 41) in