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1717 Charles, Duke of Somerset. WILLIAM GREGG. 1726 The same.
1832 The same.
1730 The same.
1741 The same.
1763 Marquis of Granby and CHARLES COOPER ; resigned 1774.
1774 The same.
1841 The same.
MATTHEW HUTTON, Bishop of
1809 Heneage, Earl of Aylesford GILBERT BERESFORD; afterwards for this turn. Rector of St. Andrew, Holborn. GEORGE CRABBE; "the Poet," author of "Tales of the Hall” and other poems. FRANCIS
1814 Duke of Rutland.
JOHN EKINS; Rector of Newton
afterwards Bishop of Montreal, and Metropolitan of Canada.
JOHN DAVID HASTINGS; Prebendary of North Grantham, in the cathedral of Salisbury.
1869 Church Patronage Society. HORACE MEYER; previously Rector of East Tisted, Hants.
I will only add that a chapel at the east end of the south aisle in the parish church of Trowbridge, now commonly called the Duke's Chapel, is held to be appurtenant to the lordship of the manor by prescriptive right. The present Lord of the Manor, William Stancomb, Esq., of Blount's Court, Potterne, has within the last few days whilst in fact these sheets are passing through the press -generously offered to surrender all his interest, either real or presumed, in this chapel, and to give it to the Rector and Churchwardens to be held by them for the general benefit of the parishioners.
Records of the Rising in the West.
Some Notes and Corrections of the "Records of the Rising in the West, A.D. 1655," by W. W. RAVENHILL, Esq. :
In the twelfth line of p. 120, vol. xiii., for "postscript" read "preface." In the eighteenth line of p. 123, vol. xiii., after £1500, add a Note: "In the Catalogue of Nobles, &c., who have compounded for their estates, published London, 1655, and reprinted 1733, mention is made of Sir John Penruddock, of Compton Chamberlayne, having compounded for £490, and John Penruddock, of the same place, Esq., for £66 10s."
In the first line of p. 124, the parenthesis should contain "September 3rd," only. The anniversary of the battle of Worcester, 1651, and afterwards of His Highness's death.
In Note 1, "No mention is made of written articles." Compare the petition given vol. xiv., p. 89, which had not then come into my hands. However, Crook had no power to grant articles.
In the twenty-ninth line of p. 132, "Lady Nicholas." On re-perusal of MS. I think this should be "Judg Nicholas." Fellow-Wiltshiremen !
In the Note, p. 149, Sir John Awdry suggests "Barum," the old name for Barnstaple-and this is the probable reading.
In the last line of p. 161, place a Note after Oxford: "Hart Hall was, I am assured, never part of New College, but of Magdalen Hall, now (1874) Hertford College, Oxford. If so, Anthony Wood (the authority for the text) is incorrect on this point."
In the first line, p. 168, after "consultation," add a Note. "This, to say the least of it, was a most unusual proceeding."
At the end of Note which concludes on p. 169, after &c., add "The latter part of the Indictment is in a different handwriting (Prideaux's ?), and is on a separate sheet. See original MS., at Bodleian Library, Oxford."
At the end of Note, p. 172, add "the name Thomas Mompesson appears in the Commission of Assize, A.D. 1659. See Western Circuit Records."
In the twenty-third line of p. 254, after "used," insert "for some years," and add a Note: "Some years before there had been a court in the Castle. See Western Circuit Order Book."
In the fifteenth line of p. 268, after "" son," add a Note: "The body of this was written by Mr. Seymour Bowman, a cousin of Colonel Penruddock's, who probably was present at the trial. The endorsement is George Penruddock's."
In the ninth line from the bottom of p. 272, for "of that ilk," read" of the same place."
In the fourth line of Note 1, p. 44, vol. xiv., for "West Monesterienses," read "Westmonasterienses."
In the last line but one of same note, after "father," add "who was Gilbert Budgell, D.D."
In Note 1, p. 48, add "Perhaps it was the 'Luck' of the family. In some parts of the country glasses are handed down through generations, and are supposed to hold the fortune of the house. The most famous perhaps of all is the Luck of Muncaster-a curiously-wrought glass cup studded with gold and white enamel spots. This is said to have been given by King Henry VI. to Sir John Pennington, of Muncaster Castle, in 1461. The King had found shelter there from his enemies, and as he left he presented the cup saying, your family shall prosper so long as they preserve this unbroken.' (See Roby's Traditions of Lancashire for the ballad upon it and notes.) Then there is the Luck of Edenhall :
This glass of flashing crystal tall,
Longfellow's translation of Uhland's poem.
Edenhall, the seat of the Musgave family, is a few miles from Penrith, Cumberland."
At line 21, et sequentia, p. 22, vol, xv., omit the whole passage commencing "There is the following record," down to "felony," and the note. This was inserted by inadvertence.
At line 8, p. 23, add Note: "This plate, which had fallen into decay, was re-engraved and replaced 16th May, 1788 (Sir R. Hoare's Mod. Wilts), and was further renovated on the restoration of St. Sidwell's Church, a few years since, and is still to be seen (1872)."
The "Thurloe letters" given in these papers (except those taken from the State Papers in the Record Office, a fact which is I believe, mentioned in the context or notes), are transcripts from Mr. Thomas Birch's Thurloe's State Papers, published in London, A.D. 1742. I have only been able to examine a few of the originals, which are at the Bodleian Library, Oxford, e.g., the Indictment, and the Plea for the Prisoners at Exeter.
The Western Circuit Records are in the custody of W. C. Bovill, Esq., Clerk of Assize for that Circuit, to whose kindness I am indebted for a view of them.
The King's Pamphlets, in the British Museum, a mine of historic wealth of those times, but of various value, I have also examined for these pages.
Donations to the Museum and Library.
The Council have much pleasure in acknowledging, with thanks, the following donations to the Museum and Library :
By Rev. A. C. SMITH:-"Tour in Portugal," one vol., by the donor. "Attractions of the Nile," two vols., by the donor. "Narrative of a Pilgrimage through Palestine," one vol., by the donor.
By C. ROACH SMITH, Esq. :-" The Rural Life of Shakespeare," one vol., by the donor.
By R. C. ALEXANDER PRIOR, Esq., M.D. :-"Popular Names of British Plants," one vol., by the donor. "Glossary of Provincial Words and Phrases used in Somerset," one vol., by the donor. "Notes on Croquet," one vol., by the donor.
By H. A. MEREWETHER, Esq., Q.C.:-" By Sea and Land," one vol., by the donor.
By Rev. GEORGE L. OTLEY, Luckington Rectory:-Two ancient stone corbels;
a smaller corbel with head covered with peaked cap; three ancient stone slabs with crosses carved on front and back; found in Luckington Church.
By T. BRUGES FLOWER, Esq. :-" Pugin's Works on the Architecture of the
By Mr. CUNNINGTON:-Copies of Devizes Charters and Grants, used in the
By R. MULLINGS, Esq.:-Sermon on the general nature of the Christian Religion,
By Rev. BRYAN KING:-A "Pax" found in the Vicarage Garden, Avebury,
By T. B. Fox, Esq., J.P. :-Specimen of Fossil Wood, from the Portland Beds,
Sent anonymously :-Engraving of South East view of Tollard Royal Church,
By Mr. CUNNINGTON, Brixton :-Specimen of the original turf from the base of Silbury Hill; taken from the centre of the hill when opened by the Archæological Institute in 1849. Large polished slab of Septarium, from the Oxford Clay, Trowbridge. Slab of Forest Marble with ripple marks, Malmesbury. Two Masses of fossil Coral, from the Coral-rag of Steeple Ashton. Ammonites rostratus, from Upper Green Sand, Devizes. Polished slab, 2 ft. in diameter, of Calamophyllia radiata, a coral, from the Great Oolite, Bradford-on-Avon. Portion of fossil fish-Lepidotus-from the Drift at Melksham. Perforated spout of Roman Vessel found near Wans House. The following articles found in digging on Oldbury Hill:-a bronze ring-dial; a bronze penannular brooch; bronze armille; bone implements; two bronze celts; bronze gouge; fragments of ancient British pottery; whetstones; iron arrowhead; spear-head and other iron implements; circular pig of iron; horns and bones of Roebuck; horns of Bos longifrons; tusk of Boar, &c. Roman loom-weight, found at Westbury Iron Works. Spear, ploughed up on Roundway Hill. Tappa-beater, from the Society Islands. Iron wedge used for breaking up sarsen stones, found at Avebury.
By E. T. STEVENS, Esq. :-Model, to scale, of some of the ancient pit-dwellings at Fisherton, Salisbury.
The following have also been received:-Proceedings of Society of Antiquaries, Lond., Vol. v., Nos. 2 and 3. Journal of the Belfast Naturalists' Field Club, 1867-1868, six parts. Archæologia Cantiana, Vols. 8 and 9. Transactions of the Essex Archæological Society, Vol. 1. Part 1. The Reliquary, No. 58. Journal of the Royal Historical and Archæological Association of Ireland, Nos. 17 to 20. Smithsonian Report for 1872.
H. F. & E. BULL, Printers and Publishers, Devizes.