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The said rector was presented by the then patron, Lord William Dacre, Baron of Gillsland, Greystoke and Wemme. Five years later, 1566/7, Lord William being dead, his widow, Lady Elizabeth Dacre, sold the rectory subject to the said Henry Dacre being allowed to be parson there so long as he shall live." The rector continued there until the year of his death, 1597. In his will he refers to his nephews Thomas, John, William and Henry; also to "his sister-inlaw their mother,' Janet by name. The rector's brother, John, the husband of the said Janet, was evidently the elder of the two, as he died in 1588, leaving one of his children of marriageable age. The father died in 1588 also, and he (as his widow Janet did likewise) in his will, mentions the same names, viz., Thomas, John, Henry, and William, and Annas, a daughter. Should I be justified in assuming that the rector was in some way related to the Lord William?

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I may add that John Dacre was UnderSheriff of Berwick, 1564, and a border leader, at which time one Richard Dacre, known as "kinsman to Lord William (Lord William's letter to Cromwell, State Papers,' 1536) acted as Constable of the Castle of Morpeth.

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The difficulty of ascertaining the exact relationship is probably due to the Dacres, like so many other of the northern nobles, being outlawed for their adherence to the cause of the Stewarts, and to the fact that historians 'drew the line" at the younger

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Ivy Lodge," 8, Prospect Vale,

Wallasey, Cheshire.

THOS. LEE.

[In the account given in Venn's Alumni Cantabrigienses Henry Dacre (Daker), is said to have matriculated sizar from Christ's, in November, 1554, and to have resigned Skelton in 1597. The date of his death is not given.]

DU ROCHER-PARGAT. Any information regarding Jeanne Du Rocher-Pargat, b. in France, 1686, d. probably about 1749, will be gratefully received. She came to England after the revocation of the Edict of Nantes and stayed with Lord Ferrers of Chartley. She is believed to have married into her host's family (Shirley) about the year 1718 or later.

G. G.

MR. JAMES SETON-ANDERSON, at 12 S. x. 445, this third son, himself a minister, went to Ireland, where he was killed by rebels, his widow getting relief from the Presbytery of Linlithgow, July 5, 1643. His two older brothers were the Rev. Adam (father of the Rev. Patrick of Renfrew) and the Rev. James. Any information regarding him or his children, if any, or regarding where such information might possibly be obtained, would greatly appreciated, since he might prove to be the "Rev. Patrick Simson, Presbyterian, Martyr (?) " from whom, so tradition has it, the branch of the Simpson family to which the writer belongs, is descended.

(Rev.) M. J. SIMPSON.

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INCENSE: KUPHI.-Plutarch, ‘De_Isid. et Osir.' 5 S. i. states: The Incense Kuphi is a mixture composed of the following ingredients: (1) honey, (2) wine, (3) cypress, (4) resin, (5) myrrh, (6) aspalathus, (7) seselis, (8) sthoenanthus, (9) asphaltus, (10) saffron, (11) dock, (12) greater and lesser juniper, (13) cardamums, (14) aromatic reed (15) raisins.

Would readers of N. & Q.' kindly inform aspalathus; and the exact kind of cypress, me as to the nature of seselis, sthoenanthus, wine, resin, honey (+ or -), dock, aromatic

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EFERENCES WANTED. 1. Under what

REFERENCES been published Hilaire

Belloc's recent ironical verses on Nordic,
Alpine, and Mediterranean Man, commencing
somewhat as follows:
"This is the perfect
Nordic man and be as like him as you can?"
EDWARD FRANKLAND.

2. "Hon. Eva Fox-Strangways." Can any reader tell me of any newspaper reference to an adventuress who assumed this name, and, as such, committed various frauds, in EngApproximate dates are probably 1895-1900.

SIMSON OF STIRLING.-Can any reader land, Canada, and America.
give the Christian name of the third son
of the Rev. Patrick Simson (1556-1618), min-
ister of Stirling? According to an article by

Authors' Club,

HORACE WYNDHAM.

2, Whitehall Court, S.W.

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Replies.

THE KING'S SHIPS: 7. BUILT AT PORTSMOUTH.

(cliv. 402, 420, 447; clv. 15).

IN reply to COMMANDER RUPERT-JONES, I fear I cannot grant that the GALATEA was handed over in a different state from that of the other twenty-one men-of-war built by my ancestor, George Parsons. But possibly this is no longer suggested.

As to the request for information about some, at least, of the ships built on the Hamble River by John Tyson and by Messrs. Black and Scott, I have much pleasure in supplying N. & Q.' readers with the full list. But it needs a line or two of explana

tion.

At the beginning of 1807 George Parsons was building the HORATIO at his yard adjoining the public landing-stage close to Bursle

don Point. He held contracts for the HorSPUR and the PERUVIAN, not started upon. The foreman of Woolwich Dockyard arranged to take over the Parsons yard after the launch of the HORATIO. George Parsons took Warsash Hard for a new yard.

The Woolwich Dockyard foreman's name was Richard Blake. A Mr. Scott, probably the London timber-merchant, was his first partner; and no doubt remained a partner, as regards the 74 they started upon, till its launch in 1812. But by October, 1808, John Tyson, who had till then held a higher Wool

wich Dockyard post than Blake-who left his Woolwich post at the end of 1807-had joined Blake in partnership, and had taken a house at Bursledon close to the yard; and from then onwards the yard was called Tyson and Blake's." Tyson had not been a shipbuilder, and was only one through his partnership with Blake.

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The men-of-war built at the Parsons yard after Blake took it over, were as follows:

DOTEREL, 18, 1808, Blake and Scott. TRINCULO, 18, 1809, Tyson and Blake. BOLD, 12, 1812, Tyson and Blake. BORER, 12, 1812, Tyson and Blake. RIPPON, 74, 1812, Blake and Scott. SIRIUS, 38, 1813, Tyson and Blake. The SIRIUS was the last man-of-war built at Bursledon. Those built at Warsash Hard were named by me at cliii. 190.

J. DENHAM PARSONS.

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S PLAIN AS A PIKE STAFF " 406, 444, 464). I bought I bought a pedlar's packstaff a few months ago. It was lying in a box of miscellanea on the counter of a local pawnbroker. Struck with its appearance, I asked what it was and was told all about it. It is in shape like the old long s of eighteenth century printing, with a bold curve. At the end is a small hook carved out

of the wood, which is of holly. It is remarkably plain or smooth, fits on the shoulder comfortably, and from the well-worn handle has evidently done much work. I showed it to several old people in this village, who all recognized it. They said it was in common use by all who had to travel distances with a bundle, up to about forty or fifty years ago. I remember men who came into this district for the harvest carrying their bundles on a straight shoulder-stick, but this shaped specimen is the only one I have come of the military weapon, 16 feet long, and shod Might not the pikestaff also refer to the shaft with an iron point to stick into the ground when resisting cavalry? A object.

Appledore, Kent.

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F. WILLIAM COCK.

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was originally diphthongal (Welsh ei, half-way between English lay and lie), but by about 480 B.C. it had become simply equivalent to a long ("long. close e ") English a in day, pronounced Pronunciation of Greek and Latin,' by E. V. without the final y sound."- The Restored Arnold and R. S. Conway, 4th edition, 1900.

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In the modern language the variety of vocalic sounds is not as great as in the ancient.

I cannot at this moment quote a source for the story about the pronunciation of Alexandria. In my recollection it ran something like this: A man who was aware that Alexandria in Latin has the penultimate i long, asked Dr. Parr (let us say) whether it was not correct to give it that quantity in speaking English. The reply was, Mr. Porson and I may say Alexandria, but you, I think, had better say Alexandria." How did Parr, or whoever it was, pronounce the long vowel? I suspect, considering how Latin was treated

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Latin Classical MSS., by the way, give Alexandrea and Alexandria promiscuously; the oldest Latin inscriptions have the former. EDWARD BENSLY.

THE REGICIDES (cliv. 298, 410; clv. 16). -The three judges who condemned King Charles to death and who fled to America, were Major-General Edward Whalley, own cousin to Oliver Cromwell, Major-Gen. William Goffe, son-in-law of Whalley, and Colonel John Dixwell. The Davenport Genealogy states that four, at least, of the court that condemned the King to the scafWhalley fold, escaped to America." and Goffe went to New Haven (Connecticut), where, at one time, the judges received shelter from the Rev. Mr. John Davenport, and later, May 15, 1661, sought shelter natural cave on West Rock, near that city, since called the Judges Cave." Afterwards they retired to Hadley, Mass. Above reference calls Dixwell Col. James Dixwell who went by the name of James Davis, Esq.' He died in 1689, and is buried at New Haven. Goffe and Whalley are also said to have been buried, secretly, in the same place.

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A Court Feb. 19, 1673, New Haven, has the following: Received of James Davids [Col. John Dixwell] of New Haven, £5, the which was given me by my uncle Mr. Benjamin Ling as a legacy by his last will and testament. Also four barrels of pork which my Aunt Davids delivered unto him to give me, Samuel Cooper. Wit. Thomas Munson,

Thomas Mix, Ellis Mew." A note in The

Tuttle Family' states that "Sarah Cooper was sister of James and Ellis Mew. In 1706, Mr. Blinn, mariner of Boston, and Joseph Tuttle, claimed the estate of Ellis Mew, tin worker of London, from whom Blinn showed power of attorney. James and Samuel Cooper were also akin to the Mews. James Mew lived in South Wood Street, London.' Is anything of the family of John Alured known? I have a copy of a Chancery Proceed., Maltby v. Alured,' 22 Nov., 1672. John' Alured claims to be one of the next of kin of Ann Maltby. (She was probably Ann Cotton).

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Indian attack, he put himself at their head and drove off the red-skins, then disappeared as suddenly as he had come. An illustration showing Goffe repulsing the Indians at Hadley' appears in Hutchinson's Story of the British Nation,' vol. iii. p. 1073. G. H. W.

The three regicides who escaped to New England were Edward Whalley (Whaley), William Goffe, and John Dixwell. There was no regicide named Dickenson, or any person of that name connected with them in any way.

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Lives of all three are in the D. N. B.' and have been written by Sir Charles H. Firth. J. G. MUDDIMAN. DOMESTICUS ' (cliv.

MERCURIUS

333. 408; clv. 12).-It would be very interesting if MR. J. G. MUDDIMAN would ancient publish a list of the imitation newspapers.

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A LINGUISTIC PRODIGY (cliv. 460). The D. N. B.' has a notice of Richard Roberts Jones (1780-1043) known as "Dick of Aberdaron.' There is an anonymous Memoir of him by William Roscoe (London, 1822) republished, with additions, at Llanidloes, Montgomery, after Jones's death. A copy of each edition is in the British Museum Library. The Memoir was first issued to invite subscriptions for the assistance of its destitute subject. An advertisement to this effect at the beginning of the paragraph is signed by seven Liverpool. Dick was self-taught and wildly eccentric. Under the circumstances his know

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ledge of the many languages with which he had some acquaintance could hardly be expected to be of a scholarly character. Dr. D. Lleufer Thomas in his life of Jones in the 'D.N.B.' writes of his having acquired a practical knowledge of English, in which he was never very proficient. Some manuscript translations from Homer and Apuleius, in the National Library of Wales, which I have examined, give evidence of his want of proficiency in Greek and Latin as well as English, and of the curiously mechanical way in which he dealt with languages. He was unable to turn his acquirements to any use. Roscoe, writing in his lifetime, mentions the "total neglect of cleanliness in his person and dress, "and infers that

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interested bounty of well-disposed individuals, and not by the aid of any support which he is likely to obtain for himself. EDWARD BENSLY.

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For a life of Richard Roberts Jones see the Dictionary of National Biography,' The Memoir' referred to in the query was written by William Roscoe, but his name does not appear on the title-page which reads as follows: "Memoir of Richard Roberts Jones, of Aberdaron, in the County of CarNorth Wales; exhibiting a remarkable instance of a partial power of cultivation of intellect. Povera e nuda va Filosofia. Petr. London: Printed for J. Cadell, Strand; and J. and A. Arch, Cornhill. 1822." The frontispiece is an etched portrait (head) of "Richard Roberts" (sic), stated in the D.N.B.' to be by Mrs. Dawson Turner of Norwich; and preceding it is the following advertisement: Any profits that may arise from this Publication will be applied to make provision for the person who is the subject of it, and whose destitute situation requires the benevolent aid of those who may be disposed to afford him their assistance." Jones died at St. Asaph on Dec. 18, 1843.

Erdington.

BENJAMIN WALKER.

[MR. THOS. WHITE writes that the Corporation of Liverpool Reference Library possesses five portraits of Jones, and a copy of the Memoir, which might all be examined by MR. MCGOVERN if he would call at the Picton Reading Room. MR. A. J. HAWKES points out that the Memoir may be seen at the London Library, and also, with other brief notices of him, at Aberystwyth, in the National Library of Wales.]

BEATY: DADE (cliv. 369). Suggestion :

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has your correspondent tried Lincolnshire for the Beaty ancestry? In Lincolnshire Notes and Queries, July, 1926, there are abstracts of the wills of Charles Beatie of Gayton in the Marsh, 1653, and James Beatie of same, 1653, both proved at Westminster, Brent, 88 and 306. The will of Charles Beatie mentions my uncle Richard Beatie of Maltby," while in 1602 "Anne Battie married William Maultbie at St. Mary in Wigford, Lincoln." Has the BeatyAsfordby Genealogy been consulted? It is said to contain, a long pedigree of Beaty, with arms, and the ancestry of a John Beatty who married (probably in the early part of the seventeenth century) Susanna Asfordby, eldest surviving daughter of William Asfordby of Stayne-in-the-Marsh, co. Lincoln."

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rather famous There is an entertaining account of this "" eccentric," whose full name

is Ephraim Lopes Pereira d' Aguilar, in Henry Wilson's Wonderful Characters (1821), vol. ii., p. 92. He was a Sephardic Jew, born about 1840, at Vienna. He died in London, in March, 1802. Wilson's account is reproduced verbatim in the easilyaccessible Wonderful Characters,' p. 64, issued by John Camden Hotten in the 'sixties. The Baron's portrait, surrounded by his underfed "stock," may be found in both books.

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An account of Ephraim Lopez Pereira D'Aguilar is given in The New Wonderful Museum . by William Granger (1802-8), vol. i. pp. 141-155. D'Aguilar was exceedingly wealthy, and at times charitable. He possessed property in Twickenham, Sydenham, Bethnal Green, Islington, and in America; but serious losses affected his brain, and he became an uncleanly miser. In the compilation cited (to be seen at the British Museum), there is an engraved portrait of the Baron, with his arms beneath; and & second engraving shows the "Starvation Dirty Farm," which was at Islington. The view depicts D'Aguilar, accompanied by a farm-helper, together with a number of horses and other animals, characterised by ribs of most unpleasant visibility. Several years ago, having tried to discover the site of this place, I satisfied myself that it was where there is now, I think, a garage, adja

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cent to Camden Street. A house numbered 21 in that street was D'Aguilar's place of residence, when he was not at Shaftesbury Place, Aldersgate (where he died in 1802). A mouldering old state-coach, preserved by him at the farm, was sold after his death for seven pounds. D'Aguilar (born in Vienna in 1740) was of a Jewish family. His father, the Baron Diego D'Aguilar, of Lisbon, died in England in 1759. Ephraim was twice married. Both his wives were named Da Costa.

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account of the destruction of the gates at Hardres Court is contained in an article

in Archæologia Cantiana, vol. iv., On the Gates of Boulogne at Hardres Court,' by Rev. R. C. Jenkins, Rector of Lyminge.

There is no Bull and Gate Inn in Kelly's 'Directory' for Kent.

Littlehampton.

A. H. W. FYNMORE.

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Temple Bar, and J. Graves in St. James's
Street, 1722.
On the second page,
A Journal of the
Plague year or memorials of the Great Pesti-
lence in London in 1665 by DANIEL DE FOE
revised and illustrated with historical notes
by Edward Wedlake Brayley, F.S.A.,
M.R.S.L., &c., illustrated by G. Cruikshank
with engravings on steel. London William
Tegg 1861."

It has a long introduction by Edward Wedlake Brayley, Russell Institute, July 1, 1835, and a verse:

A dreadful plague in London was
In the year sixty-five

Which swept an hundred thousands souls
Away
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address to the Students of Glasgow University

on Nov. 19, 1873, of which I believe, the following is а fair translation :-" I would assuredly say that these, and all things which happen to man are the work of a Divine power. But if anyone is of another way of INSCRIP-thinking, he may have his opinion and I will TIONS' ROFFE (cliv. 318, 356, 390, have mine. : 446). All the Year Round, vol. xvi., p. 372, contains an article Engraved on Steel, by RW. H. J. may find the phrase DEFERENCE WANTED (cliv. 461).

BRITISH MONUMENTAL

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THOS. WHITE.

R. P. BONINGTON (cliv. 460).-There is a

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THOS. WHITE. portrait of Richard Parkes Bonington, 'Percy: a painted by Mrs. Margaret Sarah Carpenter, AUTHOR WANTED (cliv. 442). Tragedy,' in five acts and in verse, by in the National Portrait Gallery, No. 444. Hannah More, with a prologue and epilogue David The National Portrait by It is reproduced in Garrick, was first produced Gallery, edited by Lionel Cust, the Director, at the Covent Garden Theatre on Dec. 10, 1777. The cast was as follows: Percy, Earl of vol. ii. p. 135. Northumberland Lewis; Earl Douglas Wroughton; Earl Raby Aikin; Sir Hubert Hull; Elwina, daughter of Raby Mrs. Barry; Bertha Mrs. Jackson. The story is that Percy and Elwina were to have been married, but Earl Raby took offence at Percy and opposed their union, making his daughter marry Douglas. Percy goes to the Holy Wars, as does Sir Hubert, and the latter on his return from Palestine informs Earl Raby that Percy had been killed. This was not so, for Percy returns and meets Elwina, who tells him that she is married to Douglas. Percy and Douglas, who are inveterate foes, fight, and Percy is killed. Elwina goes mad and dies, and Douglas thereupon stabs himself.

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