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schools at Oakham and Uppingham; for

Queries. him see 'D.N.B.,'

26. Isaac was

We must request correspondents desiring inbaptized at St. John's, Stamford, in 1601, formation on family matters of only private interest and Mr. Gibbons has given further particu-to affix their names and addresses to their queries, lars in his · Visitation of Lincolnshire,' 1898, in order that answers may be sent to them directo

W. C. B.

"THE BATTEL OF THE CATTS. '-InformaTHE FIRST EARRING.'-Some time in 1903, tion is sought as to the references in the I think (my numbers of :N. & Q.' for that following pamphlet. Likely authorities in year are now bound and in England, so that Ulster have been tried without success :I cannot verify this), I made a small con

“The Famous Battel of the Catts, in the Protribution relating to the French phrase or vince of Ulster. June 25. 1668. In the Savoy, proverb “ Il faut souffrir pour être belle,” in Printed by T. Newcomb in the Year, 1668." 4to, which I referred to an engraving bearing the pp. 11 (in

verse). title of The First Earring' as being, I be- We learn that lieved, from a painting by Sir Edwin Landseer.

It was the Egyptian God, the Ratt During a recent visit to England I came Trapan'd the poor Ultonian Catt. across this very engraving, and discovered The number of the latter was that it was not from Landseer, but from Sir

Three hundred Catts on Ulsters shore. David Wilkie, R.A., and that it was engraved by W. Chevalier, and dedicated to John, Apparently, but not quite clearly, their

leader was Duke of Bedford.

the Tibert.” Of the Ratts, the In the firm assurance that •N. & Q.' is

a biggest” was named Rattamountain; "their nothing if not accurate, I venture, in sincere agitator” was Mac-Ratt. They agreed penitence, to offer this correction.

That with the Mice we are content
J. S. UDAL, F.S.A.

To share the Spoil and Government.
Antigua, W.I.

Ireland, with Highland aid, was to become [The year is right. The article appeared at 9th S.

“ The Isle of Ratts," under Rattamountain, xii. 352.]

at Rattibone, otherwise Bonratty.

It is

remarked that CYPRIPEDIUM. · That the name of this

If from the English Catts you'll win genus of orchids is derived from Kúrpus= Trophies, with Ireland first begin. Venus and mostov, dim. of tous, a foot, used The concluding couplet, which does not for a covering to the foot, i.e., slipper, there seem to fit on to anything that precedes, is no sufficient reason to doubt. In the

runs thus :'Encyclopædic Dictionary,' however, the

For now or never we must stickle suggestion is made that the second part of When Playhouse turns to Conventicle. the word is “more probably from mediov, a The precise date in the title-page appears plain.” There does not seem much sense in to point to some definite occurrence, which this, and Dr. Murray in the .N.E.D.' thinks the present writer has not been able to that the word is a corruption of Cypripodium. identify. The lampoon seems to be politicoThe labellum of the flower has a resemblance religious ; but, in the absence of further to a shoe or slipper ; hence it is called the information, conjectural assignment of the lady's slipper, in French “sabot do Notre- designations Catts, Ratts, and Mice is rather Dame," and in German" Frauenschuh."

blind work.



I following from The Times of 14 August :

of the readers of N. & Q.' give me inforThe Estates Gazette says:

mation as to the place of manufacture and Castle, built of brick in the time of Henry VI, by glazed plates which are apparently French,

· Hurstmonceaux the purpose of some rough earthenware Sir Roger de Fiennes, the largest

and oldest baronial mansion of the kind in England, together with 182 but were lately purchased at Torquay ? acres of the surrounding beautifully timbered park,

The earliest date is 1783; the design, a has come into the market, and is now being offered man with a scythe, and lying on the ground by private treaty by Messrs. Debenham, Tewson, a cannon, bayonet, and banner. The motto Farmer & Bridgewater. The castle fell into decay is “Paix et Travail.” about 1777, but it remains a most interesting speci. men of the fortified mansion of the later feudal

A second is dated 1790, and has a V (pertimes, with its great flavking towers, watch turrets, haps a mason's square) with a sword, point and courtyards.'

downwards, rising from it. Above, crossed F. E. R. POLLARD-URQUHART. branches, with the letter G in the middle. Craigston Castle, Turriff, N.B.

At the top a half sun.


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Another is dated 1789. Design, a pike and and fro as we sped down the hill” (Daily bayonet, with a pole surmounted with a cap Telegraph, p. 8, Aug. 28). of liberty. The motto “VV la liberté." The face, or head, and its purpose need

One, with the date 1791, has a design of a further explanation. But I would ask if any man holding a cloth in both hands, raised veritable gibbets of the olden time are yet archwise over his head. The motto '"Vivre known to exist on high roads. libre ou mourir."

W. L. RUTTON. Two others are dated 1792. One has an oval shield containing a scythe; from behind 70 S. xii. 489 ; gth S. i. 99, 219.)

“O! FOR A BOOKE.” (See 3rd S. iv. 288; the shield on both sides appear cannons. At the top of the shield “II,” and below

O! for a booke and a shadie nooke

Eyther in-a-doore or out, (apparently) C.D. The other has a figure of

With the groene leaves whisp'ring overhede a man, seated, and holding a scroll inscribed

Or the streete cryes all about. a ca ira"; above is the motto “ Le patriote

The non-success attending two previous satisfait.” Two others dated 1793, one with a tree to the extreme obscurity surrounding the

inquiries on this subject may be partly due surmounted with a cap of liberty and a printed source. tricolour banner. " Liberte ou la mort” is

A generation ago a volume of early Engthe motto. The other has a cannon on its lish poerns and ballads passed through my carriage, with tricolour banner and cap of hands, of which; unfortunately, I retained liberty, and the motto “a ca ira."

no record, save that it contained the above There are two undated-one with a female lines, which I transcribed at the time with figure holding a pole surmounted with a cap others. I should now be grateful to any one of liberty, and below “VV la liberté.”. On who can recall the title or author of the the other the design is a house exhibiting a volume in question. sign inscribed “Hôtel de la paix," and a man

The poem is referred to as an old English pointing to it, and with the motto

song." by Lord Avebury in 'Pleasures of desire y arriver.”

J. F. R.

Life,' and by Ireland, to whom I sent the Godalming.

lines for inclusion in his 'Enchiridion.'


139, Canning Street, Liverpool. obliged if any reader will tell me whether there are any books relating to the history SPANISH VERSE. Where can I obtain a of Brougham Castle, on the junction of the volume of translations from the Spanish rivers Eamont and' Lowther. Who is the by Archdeacon Churton, from which Mr. present owner of this ruin?

Fitzmaurice - Kelly so often quotes in his S. BIRNBAUM.

"Spanish Literature'? At Mr. Heinemann's ICELANDIC DICTIONARY.-I cannot find that suggestion, I wrote to Mr. Kelly many moons there is a compendious dictionary of Icelandic ago, but up to the present have received no to be got in London. We sadly want an


S. J. A. F. epitome of Cleasby - Vigfusson, which no doubt will come in due time. Perhaps some of Cumbermere Abbey, Cheshire, in existence

CUMBERMERE ABBEY.—Is there a cartulary correspondent can let me know if there is in separate form, Ms. or otherwise? If so, any prospect of it. EDWARD SMITH.


S. B. BERESFORD. GIBBETS.-It is rather curious nowadays to

76, Cambridge Road, Ilford. hear of a gibbet yet existing along a high LODGE, ULSTER KING OF ARMS.-In the road. I write this at Hindhead, Surrey, British Museum MS. Department are several where there is a “Gibbet Hill,” now distin- volumes of Lodge's manuscripts (Add. MSS. guished by a tall and handsome Iona cross, 23693-23702), which, being for the most part reared in 1851, on the site of the gibbet written in shorthand, are unreadable by the which formerly awed travellers passing it ordinary student. Can any reader tell me on the Portsmouth Road.

whose system it is, and if a key to it is But we read to-day that somewhere among obtainable ?

FITZGERALD. the Cheviot Hills General Booth and his motoring party passed "a gibbet, on a hill a AMERICAN CIVIL WAR VERSES.-Can you few yards from the road, from the arm of or one of your numerous readers furnish me which was suspended a block of wood, carved with the words of a poem which appeared into the shape of a face with a horrible leer- during the progress of the American Civil ing smile. In the wind the head swung to War? It related to a period when the feel.

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ings of the combatants had become par- anything produced by its secretary, "Rycroft ticularly embittered—80 much so that in Roove, Esq. some cases the ordinary usages of "civilized” “No profit,” says Sims, “is made by the warfare were departed from, sentries being Society in any of its transactions, except by shot by one side or the other.

the sale of its publications to non-subThe poem referred to was found on the scribers." This must have been the secret of body of a sentry or picket who had been its early demise. We learn further that the shot in the circumstances described. It com-Committee of Research met every Monday menced thus :

at 18, Charles Street, St. James's Square, its All quiet along the Potomac to-night, duties being “to make researches relating to Except now and then a stray picket

Genealogy and Family History from Public Is shot as he walks to and fro on his beat, and Private Records and MSS.; to collect By a rifleman hid in the thicket.

evidences of family descent and antiquity; J. E. H.

and to form MS. compilations for the SIR FRANCIS DRAKE AND CHIGWELL Row. Society.' Is anything known about it -There is a local tradition that Sir Francis whether any compilations Drake resided in Chigwell Row, Essex. The made; and, if so, where they are now? residence, or a part of it, remains, and is

GEORGE F. T. SHERWOOD. called Grove House, formerly the Great 50, Beecroft Road, Brockley, S.E. White House. Not far from this is a house called Bowls, erected upon a piece of ground melodrama was produced at “ Davidge's

• Tom MOORE OF FLEET STREET.' This used for a bowling - green. With this Sir Royal Surrey Theatre” on Easter Monday, Francis Drake's name is associated. Can any 12 April, 1841. It is described as of your correspondents establish this tradi- new, original, historical, legendary dramus

an entirely tion ?

G. H. H.

founded on the well-known facetious Local DUDLEY ARMS.- What were the arms borne Story and called Tom Moore of Fleet Street, by Sir Robert Dudley (1573-1649), who and the Starling of the Saloup House." In assumed the titles of Duke of Northumber. the first act, scene i. represented “Fleet land and Earl of Warwick ? A. T. M. Street in 1760 by moonlight"; scene iv.,

"Lockyer's Old Saloup House, Fleet Street, NAPPER TANDY. I want information about the career of James Napper Tandy, brated for its various changes of High and

an attempt will be made in this scene (so celewho took part in the French expedition to Low Life) to depict the current events of one Ireland in 1798. was delivered up to the epoch of its dissoluteness, namely, Life in : English by the Hamburgers in 1799, and was 'Finish' of 1670-Time, Four in the morning." liberated in 1802. What was his history The confusion of dates is amusing: Pitts, of previous to 1798 ? W. D. SPRINGETT. Seven Dials, in one of the numbers of his St. Matthew's Vicarage, 67, Brixton Hill, S.W.

*Droll Story-Teller,' gave the story, at some [Have you consulted the life in ‘D.N.B.'!)

length ; but are there no other particulars of SHAKESPEARE PROFESSION OF FAITH.'.

this local story? and was the melodraına ever Where is the manuscript of the Profession published ? Any information will be ap

ALECK ABRAHAMS. of Faith' of John

Shakspere, first printed by preciated. Edmond Malone in his 1790 edition ? I have

39, Hillmarton Road, N. been told that it is now in the Shakspere DUMMER FAMILY.- Is anything known of Library at Weimar, but have been unable to sixteenth, seventeenth, and eighteenth cenconfirm the statement. JOHN MALONE. tury members of this family? Have any Players' Club, New York.

persons bearing the name of Dummer ever THE GENEALOGICAL AND


claimed a peerage (now extinct) or the estates SOCIETY OF GREAT BRITAIN.-Sims, in his pertaining to the title?, I shall be glad of

Manual for the Genealogist,' refers to the information through the medium of the above, founded, as he says, in 1863," for valuable columns of . N. & Q. the elucidation and compilation of Family

HARDINGCOURT. History, Lineage, and Biography, and for FEMALE CRUCIFIXES.—The patron saint of authenticating and illustrating the same." Bayona (a lovely place on the coast of Galicia, In the course of a fairly long and wide between Vigo and the mouth of the river acquaintance with genealogical literature Minho) is Santa Librada, whose festival and the collections of genealogicalantiquaries, occurs on 20 July, and whose images inside I cannot say that I have ever met with any and outside her church represent her as other references to this Society, or with I crucified. Below the image on the façade of

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her church at Bayona there is this not very Westmoreland.-Shapp or Hepp, abb. clearly expressed dedication in roman Worcester.-Hales Owen, abb. Dodford (cell capitals, with points over the i's :

of ditto). D.O.M.

Yorks.-St. Agatha's or Easby, abb. CoverB. LIBERATÆ GEMELİSQVE svis

ham, abb. Egleston (abb. in catalogue, BAYONENSIBVS NOSTRIS AC

priory in map). Swainby (trans. to silaPiÆ NVTRici


A. R. BAYLEY. ANNO DMNi. 1701.

A list of establishments of the PremonstraIs she the only female martyr who is com tensians, or White Canons, is given by Mr. memorated in this way by the Catholic Blaauw in Suss. Arch. Coll. (viii. 42-44), along Church ?


with some interesting remarks on the order, based apparently

Sloane MS. 4934 Beplies.

(pp. 10, 5-11). The following more complete

list is taken from Godwin's English ArchæoPREMONSTRATENSIAN ABBEYS. logist's Handbook'- the additions within (10th S. iv. 169.)

parentheses being respectively the date of The following list is extracted from the foundation, the name of the founder, and the catalogue of religious houses given in Abbot

estimated revenue at the Dissolution. Gasquet's English Monastic Life,' 1904, Alnwick Abbey, Northumberland. (1147, pp. 251-317. I have arranged the Premon- Eustace Fitz John, 1941. 7s.) stratensian houses under the names of the Barlings Abbey, Lincolnshire. (1154, Ralph counties in which their remains are to be de Haya, 3071. 16s. 6d.) found.

Beauchef Abbey, Derbyshire. (1183, Robert Bucks.- Lavenden, abb.

Fitz Ranulph, 1571. 10. 2d.) Carmarthen.-Talley or Tallagh, abb. Beigham or Bayham Abbey, Sussex. (About Derby.-Beauchief, abb. Dale, or Stanley 1200, Robert de Turneham or Thornham, Park, abb.

1521. 198. 4d.) Devon.-Torre, abb.

Bileigh Abbey (near Maldon), Essex. (1180, Essex.–Bileigh-by-Maldon, abb.

Robert de Mantell, 1961. 6s. 5d.) Hants.-Titchfield, abb.

Blanchland Abbey, Northumberland. (1175, Kent.--Blackwase or Blackhouse (cell of Walter de Bolbec, 441. 9s. 1d.)

Lavenden and Bradsole). Brockley or Brodholm Nunnery, Notts. (Temp. Stephen, Brocle, West Greenwich (removed to

Agnes de Camville, 161. 58. 2d.) Bayham). Langdon, abb. St. Rade-Cokersand Abbey, Lancashire. (1196, Ralph gund's, or Bradsole, abb. (given in map as an abbey, but abbreviation “abb."

de Meschines, 2821. 7s. 7d. or, according omitted in catalogue).

to Speed, 2281. 58. 4d.) Lancaster.—Cokersande, abb. Hornby (cell

Coverhamn Abbey, Yorkshire. (Temp. of Croxton).

Henry II., Hellewise, daughter of Leicester.-Croxton, abb.

Ranulph de Glanville, 2071. 14s. 8d.) Lincoln.-Barlings, abb. Hagneby, abb. Croxton Abbey, Leicestershire. (1162, WilNewhouse, abb. Tupholm, abb.

liam Porcarius de Linus, 4581. 198. 11d.) Norfolk.-Langley, abb. Wendling, abb. Dereham (West) Abbey, Norfolk. (1188,

West Dereham, abb. (where catalogue Hubert Walter, Dean of York, afterstates there are sufficient remains to wards Archbishop of Canterbury, interest an archæologist; but under 2521. 12s. 11d.) Dereham, West—without abbreviation Dodford Cell, Worcestershire. (A cell to “abb." after it-it is signified that there Hales Owen.) are considerable remains extant. Were Dureford Abbey, Sussex. (1165, Henry de there two Premonstratensian houses Hoese, 1081. 13s. 9d.) there ?).

Egleston Abbey, Yorkshire. (1189, Ralph de Northants. --Sulby or Welford, abb.

Multon, 361. 83. 3d.) Northumberland.-Alnwick, abb. Blanch- Hagneby Abbey, Lincolnshire. (1175, Herland, abb.

bert de Orreby, 98l. 78. 4d.) Notts.-Brodholm, nunnery. Welbeck, abb. Hales Owen Abbey, Shropshire. (1215, Peter Suffolk.-Leystone, abb.

de Rupibus, Bishop of Winchester, Sussex.- Begham or Bayham, abb. Dure- 3371. 158. 6d.)

ford, abb. Otteham-in-Hailsham (trans. Home Lacy or Hamm Abbey, Herefordshire to Bayham).

(Temp. Henry III., Wm. Fitz Wain.)




Horneby Abbey, Lancashire. (Subordinate Northumberland ; Leiston, Suffolk ; Crowle,

to Croxton, founded before 1200 by an Lincolnshire, making in all forty-five. ancestor of the Lords of Monteagle.)

EVERARD HOME COLEMAN. Irford Nunnery, Lincolnshire. (......Ralph

The following list is given in Mackenzie de Albany, 141.) Kalenda or Kaylend Abbey, Northants. (? A United Kingdom (1860): William II., 2;

Walcott's “Minsters and Abbey Ruins of the cell in parish of Cottesbrook.)

Stephen, 5; Henry II., 16; Richard L, 8; Langdon Abbey, Kent. (1212, William John, 3 ; Henry III., 3; total, 37. D'Auberville, 561. 6s. 9d.)

W. B. H. Langley Abbey, Norfolk. (1198, Robert Fitz Roger Helke, 1281. 198. 9d.)

By the kindness of my friend and fellowLavendon Abbey, Bucks. (Temp. Henry II., contributor Mr. R. C. BoSTOCK, of Ramsgate, John de Bidun, 791. 138. 8d. ; Speed gives | booklet, which is most helpful : “ A Sketch


I have been enabled to see the following 911. 8s. 3 d.) Le Dale or

De Parco Stanley Abbey, of the Premonstratensian Order and their Derbyshire. (1204, William Fitz Ralph Houses in Great Britain and Ireland.

, 1441. 12s.)

London, Burns & Oates, Portman_Street, Leystone Abbey, Suffolk. (1183, Ranulph de 1878.” T. CANN HUGHES, M.A., F.S.A.

Glanville, 1811. 178. 1d.)
Newbowe Abbey, Lincolnshire. (......Richard

(Our readers will, we think, be grateful for the

double alphabetical arrangement. MR. ROLAND Malbyse, 115l. 11s. 8d.)

AUSTIN, MR. W. E. A. Axon, MR. J. HOLDEN Newhouse or Newsham Abbey, Lincolnshire. MACMICHAEL, MR. J. A. RANDOLPH, ST. SWITHIN,

(1143, Peter de Gousel or Gousla, and the Rev. C. S. WARD are also thanked for 991. 2s. 10d.; Speed, 114l. 1s. 4d.)

replies.] St. Agatha Easby Abbey, Yorkshire. (1152, Roald "le Ennasse," Constable of Rich

“ JIGGERY - POKERY (10th S. iv. 166).mond Castle, 111l. 17s. 11d.).

Jigger” was formerly used in Scotland to St. Radegund or Bradsole Abbey, Kent. denote a secret still, and “poke" a bag or

(1191, King Richard I., 1421. 8s. 96.) sack (“To buy a pig in a poke"). I can Shapp or Hipp Abbey, Westmoreland. (1150, remember an old Scotch lady who constantly Thomas Fitz Gospatrick, 1661. 108. 6d.)

used a somewhat similar word to express & Sulby Abbey, Northants. (1155, Robert de sly or underhand proceeding; but she called

Querceto or de Chesney, Bishop of Lin- it“jewkery-pawkery." coln, 3051. 8s. 5d.)

CONSTANCE RUSSELL Titchfield Abbey, Hants. (1231, Peter

Swallow field. de Rupibus, Bishop of Winchester, “HICKERY - PUCKERY (10th S. iv. 87).2801. 195. 10d.)


'Puckery-hickery" and "bickery-puckery" Torr_Abbey, Devonshire. (1196, William de are merely local or personal variations of the Briwere, 3961. Os. 11d.)

slang term " hokery-pokery," which is a Tupholme 'Abbey, Lincolnshire.

(Temp: descriptive form of the conjurer's "hocus Henry II., Gilbert de Nevill, 1191. 28. 8d.) | pocus," whose derivation is doubtless known Welbeck Abbey, Notts. (1153, Thomas to your correspondents.

FRANK PENNY. de Cokeney or Thomas le Flemangh, 2981. 43. 8d.)

GYTHA, MOTHER OF HAROLD II. (10th S. iv. Wendling Abbey, Norfolk. (Before 1267, 168):—She was sister to Earl Ulf (son-in-law William de Wendling, 55l. 18s. 4d.)

to Caut), and was married to God wine about ALFRED T. EVERITT.

1019. He died in 1053. When Harold fell at High Street, Portsmouth.

Senlac she was denied his body, though she

offered its weight in gold. She then retired Abbot Gasquet gives a chronological list to Exeter, which the Conqueror took the of ancient English Premonstratensian founda- next year. For a time she found refuge on tions op pp. vii and viii of his 'Collectanea the Steep Holm in the Bristol Channel, and Anglo-Premonstratensia, vol. i., published by afterwards went thence over sea to St. Omer's the Royal Historical Society in 1904.

(A.-S. Chron.,' 1067). The date of her death JOHN B. WAINEWRIGHT. is unknown.

C. S. WARD. There are thirty-two named in 5th S. vii. I do not think the date of her death is 390, and six in a supplemental list (p. 516). known. Freeman's Norman Conquest To these may be added Coverham, Yorkshire; would, I suppose, give all that is known and Halesowen, Worcestershire ; Great Parndon, I would refer to the sources of inspiration for Essex ; Dryburgh, Berwick; Blanchland, any statement made concerning her. She

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