I looked around a bit on the web and found nothing definitive. On Fantastic Fiction it looks like the Martin Ainsworth series are spy novels? The Ainsworth books definitely look like spy novels. At only four books, it doesn't look like he particularly enjoyed spy novels. The Rosa Epton series seems to have been his main series from the 80s onwards. I had assumed that perhaps he was following the trend towards female investigators that really took off in that decade, but not only did he created her back in the early 70s, but when the series took off in earnest in , he actually anticipated Anna Lee, Kinsey Mulhone and V I Warshawski although Epton is a solictor rather than a private eye.
Hi all, I think his spy novels were confined to the s and s. Some of his standalones are good too, like Hand of Fate. But I have yet to read all his books myself! Jacques Barzun was very high on Trout. Anonymous February 1, at AM. Other evidence is also forthcoming, all tending to the same conclusion of the existence of ancient remains to the eastward of The Spurn.
The exact site of Ravenser and Ravenserodd has been matter of dispute, there can, however, be little doubt it was in the bay to the north-west of the Point, and is now marked by the bank called the Old Den. This, of mud and shingle mixed with fragments of brick, runs parallel with the new chalk embankment and curves gradually inward towards the shore, nearly opposite to the "Highhlents. From what we know of the loss of lands on the coast of Holderness in historic times, this harbour, if it existed, would be completely protected to the north by a low range of hills, of whose western slopes the high lands of Dimlington and Kilnsea are the last relics.
There are sound reasons for supposing the Romans had a port in the Humber between the mouth of the river and Brough, all traces of which may have been swept away at an early period by encroachments of the sea, and slight deviations in the river course, and these immense flat stones may possibly have some connexion with the same.
I hope in the course of next summer to be able to ascertain by sounding, the txzSt position and extent of the Ridge, and its probable constructors. Eaton Hallj Ritford. John Cordeaux. Edward Parker of Glandford Brigg. By will he left a small estate at Ashbourne, Derbyshire, to Rev. John Charlesworth, of Ossington, Notts. Charlesworth went to his son. Edward Parker Charlesworth, of Lincoln. I have a portrait of Edward Parker, three-quarter length by Wright, of Derby.
Can any information be given as to family, date of birth, date of death, and place of burial. I believe Mr. Parker resided in a large old house at or near Brigg now pulled down. Crest — a stag's head, motto not known. Family of Lord Coningsby. Lord Coningsby left two younger sons, viz. Did either of these leave any family ; and, if so, where?
There was a Coningsby of King's Lynn, who had a daughter, married, and lived at Bottisham, Cambridgeshire, and was buried there. Would the Edward of Meldreth be one of his Roger's? Can any- one give me any information of his descendants? Were the Coningsbies of Coningsby, Lincolnshire, any relation to Edward Coningsby, of Meldreth, Cambridgeshire, or to those of Hertfordshire, and in what way? If any reader can give me information on one or all of these points 1 shall feel much indebted. Kettle, Dymoke Brass.
This brass appears now to be at Scrivelsby. Was it ever at Haltham, or is Banks' book wrong? Welby Family. I am now editing an account of the Welby family for "Notes on the Heralds' Visitation of Lincolnshire in ," and I should be extremely obliged if any of your readers could tell me whether any connection between the two families can be proved or not.
Funeral Custom. Therein I have found the following passage which deserves embalming in your pages. Is the custom here mentioned kept up at the present jday? This custom has prevailed for so long a period that the poorer inhabitants look upon it as a right. It is the relic of the old custom of giving charities on the anniversaries of the departure from this world of friends, and a solicitation of prayers for the deceased.
A Louth Duel Vol. The following fa6h may help: — "Richard BoUe, of Boston and Haugh, near Alford, who in , built Thorpe Hall, Louth, which he eave to his second son, Richard, from whom it appears his grandson. A pedigree which was shown to me by the late Mr. The will of Richard Mussendin, of Beasby, Gent. So the other son of John was either born between and , or he was the eldest son, and by John BoUe's first wife Katherine Metham. Most likely each of the two younger sons of Richard Bolle, Senr. George iiowLES.
Armorial Carving at Coleby Vol. Forset de Billesby, com. The arms of Forset are : " Argent, on a bend Sable three bucks' heads cabossed of the field. Lincoln, and indicate that the bearer claimed a common ancestry with that line. The charges on the other shield— on a bend three bucks' heads cabossed, are, no doubt, those of Forset. George Morton, of Harworth, co. Mary Magdalen, near Bawtry. Morton, A Lost Lamb Vol. The skin of a lamb which has died soon after being yeaned is often fastened over another lamb in Lincolnshire, with the obiedl of persuading the ewe that the stranger is her own offspring.
Shepherds say that the scent of the skin convinces the mother that the claimant on her afFedions is no pretender, in spite of appearances, for with sheep, smelling — not seeing — is believing. Louth Old Corporation Records. Compiled by R. Louth : J. Goulding, , royal 8vo. Gibson, and Mrs. The task was attempted in in the Notitta Luda — intended to be Latin for "Notices of Louth" — a book written by a Mr.
Bayley, a Congregational Minister at Louth, but his education was quite insufficient for a work requiring a good deal of learning and literary skill, and moreover, according to the Preface to Mr. Goulding's book , he had only resided three years in the town when he wrote his book. Goulding modestly disclaims any such attempt; he only "hopes that some or all of these extradls may prove useful to the future historian of Louth, as well as interesting to those who care to know something of the extant memorials of their town.
Goulding's is excellent in intention, and fairly commendable in execution. It has clearly involved a great deal of pains- taking search and sifting, it is well and carefully got up and printed, and the Index, a cardinal point in all books of this nature, seems to be exhaustive, so far as hasty tests will decide. The main defedl of it is its indecision of purpose. And if it is not a history of Louth, while the sketch of the Old Grammar School, and the old print of Captain John Smith, of Virginia, and possibly, though more dubiously, the sketches of "William Wakelin," and " John JefFeries the Water-Carrier," may illustrate its subjeft, what is to be said of the portraits of some of Louth's many worthy citizens?
The collection therefore is extremely miscellaneous, and yet in no way a general history of Louth. But at least it puts together a great deal of interesting material, some of which may prove hereafter of value, and we hope that Mr. Goulding will proceed in a study in which he evidently takes intelligent delight. The book begins with the five charters, from Edward VI. The book is interspersed with several illustrations, very various both in execution and appropriateness.
We hope, however, that it will be successful enough to encourage Mr. Prebendary Harvey, F. Lincoln : James Williamson. Demy 8vo. The remainder of the volume is nearly equally divided between the Northampton Society, in behalf of which two papers are contributed by the veteran Sir Henry Dryden, and the Worcester Diocesan Society, which contributes four papers of more than average value.
On the other hand, as many as eight papers are contributed by the Lincolnshire and Notts. The first of these, on the Roodscreens and Roodlofts of Lincoln- shire, by Dr. In an Appendix, the author enumerates as many as 89 Lincolnshire Churches, in which at least some fragments of Roodscreens remain, whilst illustrations are given in photozincography of the more perfeft screens remaining at Coates by Stow , East Kirkby, Sleaford, Theddlethorpe, Tattershall, Saxilby, and Wickenby.
IL, pp. In one of these the Rev. Macdonald, the historian of Holbeach, treats appropriately of the Chantry Chapels at Holbeach, suppressed a. Foster, F. Four engravings, representing respeftively the exterior as it was seen by the members of the Society last June, its interior as it was before the restoration, , its pier capitals of stiff transitional work, and the coats of arms, noted by Holies, in its windows, but of which not one is at present there, are a welcome and valuable addition to the description.
Coming to Lincoln itself, the Rev. Maddison con- tinues his annals of the Lincobi Cathedral Choir from a. Naturally, in that quieter and more prosaic period, he has not so interesting a story to relate as in the more eventful time of the 17th century, but his narrative brings before us a state of afiairs in matters ecclesiastical, which we can scarcely realize now, — when benefices were so miserably small that plurality and non-residence were of necessity the rule, and when many parishes within a radius of many miles from Lincoln had to be served as they could by the priest vicars and other clergy living at Lincoln.
Yet, even within the last 30 years, the writer of this notice has seen. Williamson, Lincoln, and Mr. Porter, Spalding. In the last half-volume, Prebendary Chr. Fitly, therefore, has the Precentor of Lincoln taken this opportunity of tracing from the earliest times the chequered history of the Hospital, which was founded and had its present name and position on the lonely Roman Road II miles north of Lincoln long before the augmentation of its endowment by Thomas de Aston, Canon of Lincoln, The greater part of these revenues are derived from the Reftory of Skellingthorpe, a parish singularly connefled with such institutions ; for while its Reftorial Tithes and Glebe Farm belong to the Spital Charity, and through it to the Market Rasen School, nearly all the rest of its 6, acres are the property of the greater School of Christ's Hospital, London.
It is a connexion that has been by no means to the benefit of the parish. We can scarcely be surprised to read in the Archdeacon's Visitation of the following presentation against, "Ro: Vaughan, curate of Skellingthorp. He serveth ye cure, but not knowen by what authority ; he is gardener to one Mr. It was probably built by a member of the Welby family, from Moulton, Lincolnshire since Halstead is mentioned in a will of Richard Welby, of Moulton, as part of his property in He left it to his son Morys, from whom it passed to his brother Roger, and from one of his sons the Wdbys of Halstead descend.
Perhaps this son was the Thomas Welby, Esqr. The windows throughout the house are especially fine, with their massive muUions and framework of Ancaster stone, some of them being of dimensions suited to a much larger structure. The prospeft from the upper windows is unusually extensive, embracing probably no less a distance than from 30 to 40 miles.
The noble Minster of Lincoln stands out conspicuous in a north-westerly direSion, the Lantern Tower of Boston, and the graceful spire of Heckington to the south and south-west respectively, while the distant Wolds stretch fer away to the north-east. In 1 56 1, March 21, Richard Welby, of Halstead, County Lincoln, was granted the crest of "an armed arm, the hand charnell flesh colour or proper yssvinge out of a cloud azure in a flame of fire"; and the arms with the crest, depicted in the margin, are sable, a fess between three fleurs-de-lis Argent, with six quartcringsj in this year, , Richard Welby was sheriff of Lincolnshire.
I believe this coat of arms was formerly to be seen on a mantelpiece in Halstead Hall, and is now, or was formerly, to be seen at Denton Hall, as many years ago it was taken from Halstead, and given to the owners of Denton Hall. In 21 Elizabeth , Thomas Richardson and other inhabitants of Stixwbuld were plaintiffs, and Vincent Welby, in right of the late Prioress of Stixwould, defendant, for common of pasture and right of way in Crown Close and Sheep Cote, at Stixwould Monastery and Hawstead. Also in the list of subscribers to a loan in Lincolnshire to provide against the Spanish invasion, for the year , the name Vincent Welby e, of Hawstead, occurs.
The good it oft interred with their bones. Maurice Evington buried 20 of February, Richard Evington buried 10 of March, George Townshend Esq' died att Halstead and was buryed att Waddingworth on Wensdaie nighte the 13th of Februarie Kirkland Snawden and Mrs. Francis Townshend married the 25th of December beinge Christmas daie Among other owners of Halstead and Stixwould were Sir John Coventry, who was assaulted by several persons for having offended Charles H.
Sir William Kyte, Bart. The chief thing for which Halstead Hall is considered remarkable in the neighbourhood is for a robbery committed there on February 2nd, , for which three men were hanged, and three transported ; but the man who planned the robbery, and hid the men in his house until it was time to secure the men servants in the stable of the old barn, was never even suspedted; though two people, besides his own family, knew about it, and where he hid his share of the plunder.
After tying the men with halters and locking the door, the robbers crossed the moat, and were let in at the back door of Halstead Hall by the maid servants, thinking they were the men servants ftom the stable ; finding resistance would be useless, Mr. Elsey put down the poker he had seized to defend himself, and with his wife and two maid servants was locked up in a store closet opposite the front door, which opens into the room having the original muUions in half the window, to the right of the front door.
Elsey was eating porridge, and hid in her dress, which is still preserved by a member of Mr. Elsey's family. After being shut up in the store closet all night, early in the morning Mr. One of them, Timothy Brammer, kicked off his shoes to avoid fulfilling his mother's prediction that he would die in them, and is celebrated in a ballad. Elsey, and ill-treating the servants. I believe the only thing recovered, which the robbers had stolen, was a silver-plated cofiee pot, which was found in Halstead Wood, having been dropped or left by the robbers, which Mrs.
Myddelton, of Boston, the niece of Mr. Elsey, still has; whose daughter, Mrs. Stixwmld Vicarage. Extinction of Bull-running at Stamford. In the most civilised countries nearly all the old sports and pastimes are put down by the strong hand of the law. From our school-boy feelings and from the known efieos of the con tad of civilized man with savage races, we know this is so, though few are found to acknowledge it openly — another result of education, for it is no doubt very shocking to name a cock-fight, but the feeling that they would like to see one is in most manly hearts.
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The Magistrates had not been unmindful of the matter, but resented the indiscreet interference of the "Cruelty Society," thinking to let the sport die out for want of funds, but direftly the Society moved in the matter the "Bullards" started the annual subscription, and soon raised enough to buy a bull for their sport. Hundreds of the athletes if not of the elite from miles around Stamford visited the Town at this time to witness the bull-running, and it was obviously impossible for the police force of the Borough, alone and unaided, to cope with the rough element then added to the lovers of the sport who were natives of the place and to the manner born, and as the Mercury points out, if special constables were sworn in, they would have been drafted from the very class who loved the sport and could hardly be trusted to do their duty.
This year the Magistrates warned the leaders of the Bullards of the consequences of assisting in a breach of the Peace, but a bull was obtained, and was both run and baited. Counsel for the defence condemned the interference of the Society for the prevention of Cruelty to Animals, and advised them to restrain their mistaken out well-intentioned zeal, and to trust to the labours of the pulpit and the press to accomplish the abolition of that, which but for their opposition would have gradually fallen into disuse. The Judge remarked on the disregard for truth evinced by the Officers of the Society the chief man had denied his office to the bullards, and said he had come down about the Railway, and he subscribed towards the Bull and left it to the jury to decide whether they would throw overboard the remainder of their evidence on account of that equivocation.
In the result three of the defendants were found guilty of riot, and the rest were acquitted. The parties found guilty were to come up for judgment when called upon, but it was understood that if no attempt was made to continue the pradice of bull- running they would not be brought up for sentence, and it does not appear that they ever were called up. Government have called upon the magistrates and informed them that they will not again be allowed with impunity to connive at such an interruption of the public peace.
The magistrates had sworn in between two and three hundred special constables, and unanimously admitted that the stoppage of the streets with waggons as usual on the bull-running day was illegal, though several of them professed to doubt the illegality of running a bull through the streets any more than fox-hunting, and pleaded the antiquity of the practice in vindication of the popular partiality for it. The streets were not stopped up this year, but the bull was run in the town for a considerable part of the day.
At this time, two gentlemen resigned their appointments as magistrates for Stamford, the remaining four held a Petty Sessions on the 25th November, , at the Town Hall, to hear several informations on the exciting subjed of the late bull-running. The court was extremely crowded and the greatest disorder prevailed amongst the audience throughout the day.
A troop of draeoons from Nottingham, police fi'om London, and a number of special constables were all prepared to keep the peace, and 'bate the buUward's courage. No further riot occurred at this time. In , similar precautionary measures were taken under the directions of the Secretary of State ; forty-three of the 5th Dragoon Guards from Nottingham, and twenty of the London Police, arrived in Stamford a few days before the 1 3th November, ninety special constables were sworn in, and the two bulls kept in the town were locked up.
All was quiet until after one o'clock p. Here, the mob, some 4, strong, threatened the police, and the military were called out and conducted the animal to the hotel, only just in time to prevent the bulls there locked up from being let out into the streets. No arrests were made, but it was shrewdly suspeded that some of the special constables had slept at their posts and allowed the bull to pass them into the town.
Brice, two horns of Saul's stingo would have brought out a bull on the morrow! This note deals only with the last dying days of the diversion. Glossary of North Lincolnshire Words con- tinued from Vol. Etymological guessers have asserted that this plant takes its name from the followers of George Foxe. II,, p. Raw Head. Todd, a sharper at the Britannia Iron Works. Skrbbd Lincolnshire Motes 6f Queries.
Somervile speaks thus of the hare: — "When autumnal torrents and fierce rains Deluge the vale, in the dry crumbling; bank Their forms they delve, and cautiously avoid The dripping covert: Yet when winter cold Their limbs benumbs, thither with speed returned In the long grass they skulk, or shrinking creep Among the wither'd leaves.
Stang 2. Legal proceedings are said to have been instituted against him for the offence. Ibbetson to see the statutes, now nrst time kept at Leeds, wherein servants stand to be hired in the open market-place, in great numbers of both sexes. Climbing plants such as ivy and woodbine, are often trained on their posts. Pendleton in Bishop Bonner's HomelieSj , p. Canon Raine, , p.
Talk Fine, To. Common Place Booij Vol. IIL, Throng, — This word used both as a verb and a substantive may be regarded as current English. Though common in the seventeenth century it seems to have, like so many other good words, gone out of use in the years that followed. For this, the editor, the late Mr. Joseph Hunter, writing in , thought an apology needed; he adds a note to the word that "Thoresby aiFedled to use the uncouth but forcible expressions of his native tongue.
Tod 3. Herrick in the Hesperides. With which the air is fiill. To spend. Burton, ed. The Will of Robert Barret, of Wainfleet. Ganokland, however, probably derives its name from the Gannock family, who were important people at Boston in the 15th and i6th centuries, and branches of which Were settled at Sibsey and at Leake.
An abstract of Nicholas Upton's will has been published by Mr. Maddison in his ist Series of Wills.
It is dated Jan. He further mentions his brother Adrian Upton, whom Mr. Maddison has kindly identified for me as the uncle Upton named in this will of Robert Barret. John Cracroft lived at Burgh, and the Cracrofts had some land at Stickney at this time. John Long was a Croft man, and died about his will is No. Thomas Hygge's signature frequently appears in other deeds of this date as a witness, and he is there described as of Waynflete, as is also Thomas Kytlork.
It was perhaps this h8i that brought it under the fevourable notice of Robert Barret. Was it at Rogation-tide, when the coming crops were prayed for, or was it on what we still call Plough Monday? But perhaps the most interesting point in the whole will is the mention of S.
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Edmonde's Chappell. One had always known that the inhabitants of Wainfleet All Saints, being for the most part nearly two miles away from their parish church, which stood till tne beginning of this century within three fields of S. Mary's, were accustomed to make free use of the chapel of S. Mary Magdalene which occupied the eastern half of the present Magdalen College Schoolroom. But there is no tradition remaining of there ever having been a second chapel in S. Mary's parish, although it is hi more widely scattered than that of All Saints.
Now, however, I believe I am able to identify its probable site with a fair approach to accuracy. Oldfield mentions in his History of Wainfleet that in the Abbey of S. The field in question shows evident signs of having had buildings with solid foundations upon it in past times, not only in its northern part, where it has always been thought the old Manorhouse stood, but towards its south-eastern side also. Michael, that part of his parish Deing now as then nearly two miles distant from S.
Mary's church. I Robert Barret of Waynflete and Guard of the Castel of Cales of hole mynde and parfitte remembrance make my Testament in forme following. Ffyrst I bequeathe niy soule to God Almightie and to oure lady Seint Mary and all the Seints in hevyn and my Bodie ;o be buried in the churche of oure lady in Waynflete if I fortune to dye at Waynflete or else my bodie to be buried in the churche or churche yarde where it shall please God that I shall depart out of this worlde according as the law wyll in the manner of my mortuary.
Item to the ornamente of the high aulter in the said churche virf. Item to the chappell of Seint Edmonde in Waynflete xs. Item to my Ladye and her Sisters to be made Jorother of their Chapterhouse xj. Item I bequeathe to my sister Elyanor Barret xxj of mine owne bequeste. Itm the seconde part to my wiffe the thyrde part to my three children the fourthe part to John Barret and his children ' The Resydue of my goodes my bodie buried my detts paid and John Barrets will performed and mine uncle Uptons and mine uncle Robert Barrets testa- ments performed I wyll be at the disposition of Dorathy my wife Thomas Hygge and John Attewell whom I ordeyn and make my executors and Master Nicholas Upton supervysor Witnesses hereof Sir George Hawkyns Thomas Kytlork and Robert Christopher with other moo.
This is the last Will of me Robert Barret of Waynflete made the xxviiith daye of Aprill the yere of oure lorde God MDXXVIL Ffyrst I wyll that all my landes and tente in Waynflete I wyll that my wife have them during her life except Backlande and Redetoft and Ganoklande I will my wife have all my other lande and tente in Waynflete during her life and to bring up my children and hers And after her decease I give it to my children to them and to their heirs except Ganoklande Redetoft and Backlande.
I will that every one of the children be afterwardes heirs And if my children die all without issue then I will that all my owne lande goo to fFynde twoo preests to Vol. Proved in London November 7th This MS. Marten Perry, has kindly allowed me to have up in London, to show to Mr. I have myself browsed in the MS. Edmund Bishop, who has greatly honoured the Spalding Society by becoming an honorary member of it. The MS. The Troper of Saints is, however, complete, and from this, the MS.
Hugh, Bishop of Lincoln. In this last the sequence is unknown, even to Mr. Weale, and so adds to his world-famed collection of sequences, which are being slowly printed in his superb Analecta Liturgica. The winter and summer Feasts of S. Thomas of Canterbury, and those of the Popes, S. Linus, and S. These, however, are few in number, and no word lost, and may have been done by a friend to save the book. The date of the MS. Etheldreda, and of S. Frideswide, are also absent.
The Feasts of S. Chad and of S. David, however, do occur. Mass book is the Feast of Translation of S. This should certainly be printed. The River Witham. But may not the village itself have taken its name originally from the river? The present writer's opinion, as expressed in the remarks which follow, is that we have, and have had all along beneath a Saxon or English garb its ancient British name, and by which it was not known in pre-historic times.
Canon Jones, F. Another and a stronger argument in favour of this alleged derivation is that, after a long night of Cymmerian darkness in the very earliest and most ancient written document we possess of our towns and villages, we find the village from whence this river derives its name commencing with the syllable ivy. In Domesday Book, the venerable record here referred to, "Wyme, and "Widme," stand for North and South Witham [Smith's translation of Domesday], and if the following rendering be correS — for the Norman scribes in everything appertaining to place-names were notoriously ignorant, if not remiss — " wyme" is equivalent to Wye-om or Wy-ham, that is, the ham or holme on the Wye.
In the case of " Widme," by a common interchange of the letters th and d, as thorpe for dorp, we get at once Wi-thom or Witham. These remarks, which might be extended, are not by any means put forward as conclusive, or as a complete solution of the problem under discussion. Norton Disney. An Old Lincolnshire Will and rrs Maker. Maddison's, or Mr. The will in question is that of John Tempest, of Gosber- kirke. Esquire, and is dated the i6th December, a.
An abstrad of the testament of Agnes Tempest, the widow of this John, is given in Mr. York, and Bealraper in Gosberkirke, co. Lincoln, who, in his will 29th November, , left to this favourite younger son, a rent charge of six marks out of his lands in " Lynecolnshyre. John was executor to the will of his brother. Amongst his sureties were, John Tempest, of Gosberkirke? This John must have died without male issue, or his sons would have inherited their mother's estates.
Agnes, the wife named by the testator of , was probably a second wife, she was evidently the widow of a gentleman of the name of Humpe, by whom she had two children, Robert and Margaret, on whom John Tempest entailed his land. Perhaps some reader of Lines. B Tempest. Marrying in a Sheet. In this particular case it appears that the sheet was sewn up, something like a bag, holes being left at the sides for her bare arms, and in that condition she came to church and was married, standing with bare feet at the altar.
The registers contain no minutes of this strange circumstance, merely recording the names, "Dec. Examples of this singular custom seem by no means local, for I have notes of similar cases at Chiltern, Wilts. Bentley Wood. Field Names. Is it used, as Dr. Johnson says, for " sucked " or " drained," in the sense that the moisture is not evaporated? Family of Curtois. Is anything known as to the family referred to, where they lived, or from whom descended, and had they any representatives after the Civil War?
Fraunton Manor. I believe it to nave been a hamlet of Barkstone, but cannot find any tradition of it, in the name of field, of wood, or of farm. This Inquisition was probably made about Paved Church Ways in the Marsh. Is there any known superstition connedied with the peculiar long oval snape of the stones used? This form is evidently not accidental as it occurs too frequently, a large proportion of the stones being of that shape, which approximates to that of the ordinary stone "celt," or the "celt " shaped monoliths of Stonehenge, or to seek a nearer comparison, more or less to "coffin shape.
I quote the following; paragraph from Mrs. I think, but am by no means sure, that this place is mentioned in one of the contemporary accounts of the siege and storm of Leicester, which took place a short time before the Battle of Naseby. I am anxious to know how this place got its name, and to what date its history can be traced. Sir Anthony Irby. Sir Anthony, the father, received knighthood at Whitehall on the 23rd July, Collins Peerage states that he served in Parliament for Boston in the 3rd, 15th. Collins assigns the year for the date of his death, but as he was baptized Januaiy 9, , and died at the age of 55, this date should probably be read The Sheriffdom of , must therefore apply to his son.
Sir Anthony, the son, the well-known Parliamentary Officer and Commissioner, was knighted at Theobalds on the 2nd June, His Parliamentary career was a somewhat lengthy one. The year , which is assigned by Collins and Burke as the date of his death, is thus obviouslv wrong. I am inclined to think that he survived until i6o2. Either the father or the son held the office of Recorder of Boston. Pink, Reid Family of Lincoln. John's College, Cambridge, has the following entry kindly supplied me by the Bursar, R.
Scott, Esq. Goodall, Admissus subsizator Julii 3, Alios natus George's, Stamford. Farinden Read, M. John Chevalier, 29th Master of St. John's College, Cambridge. Any notes anent the Reid family of Lincoln, or Mr. John Goodhall, of St. John's College, who kept a private school at Lincoln, a candidate for the mastership of our school from which he retired, as he had a good private school after the dismissal of Wm.
Haines, clerk, will be greatly esteemed by Stamford. Justin Simpson. Goitre Vol. A man, in this neighbourhood, was suflering from a swelling behind the ear, and it was suggested to his wife that medical advice should be sought. She replied that they had been much to blame, for they had been told that the touch of a dead hand would have eScAtd a cure; there had recently been a death in the village, and they had negleded to try the supposed remedy. From what I can learn, I should say tnat a belief in the efficacy of a touch from a dead hand still exists, and not long ago was widely prevalent.
Robert de Somercote Vol. An incident, not hitherto noticed by his biographers, would seem to conned him with Lincolnshire. The letters patent, conferring the pardon, were renewed on Alay loth, , because the royal seal, previously used, had been changed. A record of the donations to the Gilbertine Priory of St. Mary of Alvingham, co. Lincoln, contains references to the family names mentioned in this deed of clemency. William, the son of Robert de Summercots, gave unto God and the blessed Virgin Mary, and the Convent of Alvingham, 13 acres of meadow in the lordship of Cockerington ; with a meadow in Wythdales, lying between the barony of Scotney and the meadow of Roger de Nevill, in the same lordship.
Thomas de Scotney, who died c. On Monday, the morrow after the Translation of St. At Lincoln, on the day of St. Register of Alvingham Priory. Marriage of Martin Lluellyn Vol. Their mother was not daughter and co-heiress of Thomas Mitchel, as described on the monu- ment of his other daughter, Ann, in South Witham Church, but Thomas Michell, of South Witham, as shown at p. IL, referring to Visitation of Lincoln, I cannot say what the daughters of Charles and Elizabeth Halford may have inherited. But their brother Richard Halford survived till , when he died unmarried, leaving all the South Witham propertv in his control to his nephew Richard Lluellyn, son of Alartm Lluellyn.
Martin Lluellyn's marriage must have taken place about He had children born to him at Edith Weston in September, ; February, ; and March, ; at South Witham in , at Timwell in , and others. He died in The Family of Earle Vol. IIL, No. He served the office of Sheriff of the County in Sir Richard died late in the 17th century.
The family soon became extind in the male line. The Welbys of Denton acquired the Stragglethorpe estates by marriage, which they still possess. Stragglethorpe is a little over two miles from Leadenham Station on the G. Early Lincolnshire Imprints Vol.
George and St. The Municipal Books record the admission of Fras. Caldecott, station to the freedom of the Borough, 18 Mch. Michael's register has the three following entries burials — Daniel Caldecote, Re6lor, Feb. Bygone Lincolnshire. Edited by Wm. Andrews, F.
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Two vols. Hull : A. Brown and Sons. It would scarcely be possible to put together any sort of volume about these that would not be interesting for the most part ; and, in addition to this, the type and paper are good, the volumes are handsomely bound, there are several good illustrations, and the volumes are remarkably cheap at their price of 5s. But beyond this we cannot go, much as we wish to encourage all antiquarian studies about the county.
About half the contributions are absolutely worthless, and at least half the rest needed competent editing, of which it is clear that they have received nothing at all. Is it possible that anyone believes the Minster to be bygone? There is not a hB. And the same criticism applies, though not so glaringlv, to other papers which deal with existing buildings.
Agam, in the second volume, the story of the Witches of Bottesford Belvoir is told twice over pp. Barker ought to include this in his Curiosities of School -boy Essays ; "he was torn by remorse and by anxietv for his children " ; and, finally, the author does not see why he should not have been poisoned by a monk, and the secret kept for fifty years.
Then, again, the continual blunders in spelling and grammar would exasperate the most lenient critic. Turning, however, to the more pleasant task of seledling merit out of the "miscellaneous eating," there are some really valuable as well as interesting papers on the forgotten by-ways of the Lincolnshire past.
Tyack, who has also contributed a carefiil paper on the very interesting stone over the west door of Crowle Church. Edward Peacock's paper on "The Pirates in the H umber" should be carefully read, like everything that he gives us, only too rarely; and his accomplished daughter, the author of " Tales in the Lindsey Folk-Speech," writes a most interesting account of the legends about Havlok the Dane. A full account of the Gentlemen's Society at Spalding by Dr.
W, Stevenson, would have made, with these, a permanently valuable as well as interesting volume. A Colledlion of Old Records and Deeds on parchment, with seals; and a few Transcripts on paper, a bundle. Any public Instrument of gift or conveyance, attested by the subscription, and crosses of witnesses, was in the time of the Saxons called Chirographum,but becoming somewhat changed in form and manner by the Normans, it was by them called Charta.
Unfortunately this obituary, though very particular as to the month and day, does not give the year, but as Haverholme Priory was founded by Alexander, third Bishop of Lincoln, about 11 39, it follows that Humfrey the sub-dean witnessed this deed sometime between 11 39 and The second witness is Gilbert, son of the Archdeacon ; the same obituary, under date 19 Sept.
The only "de Calz" mentioned in the obituary is Galfridus de Calz, who gave a silver gilt chalice weighing XL sol. The name of the last witness, but one, in the chirograph, Thori the prepositus, carries one back to the Thor, and Tor, tenants in this County previous to Domesday survey, the possible ancestors of the Torre family of the present day.
Also of the tillage of Ruchil five acres, and Southwood Croft and North- wood Croft at the eastern side of the said wood and all my domain of Choteland in arable land meadows and pastures, and a house in the Moor of Ruskington, and common of pasture of the same town for five hundred sheep and forty cattle. Also two bovates with a house which Ulmar de la hule [? Hale] held in Ruskington. This the above-said gift, I have given and granted in perpetual alms to the above-said nuns of Haverholm, free and discharged ftom all secular exadion, and the souls of my father and my ancestors, for my soul, and for the good estate of me and mine.
Also common right in ways and exits. Smith, Major-General. Baron Welles and Sir Robert Waterton, a. In wittenesse whereof to thes Indenture the said pties int' chauneeable. He was killed at the battle of Towton, on the 29th March, 1 Richard Welles, the seventh lord, married Joan, only daughter and heiress of Robert, sixth Lord Willoughby. He was summoned to Parliament in right of his wife, after the death of her father, which occurred in His only son and heir. He married Margaret daughter of Lion, sixth Lord Welles.
He was beheaded at the same time with Richard the seventh Lord Welles. Sir Robert Waterton, knight, I have not been able certainly to identify. If it be Robert Waterton, of Walton, near Wakefield, who was living at that period, there is a mistake in such pedigrees as I have seen, wherein he is called Esquire.
Robert Fleming, Dean of Lincoln from 2ist Jan. He was buried in the Fleming Chantry in Lincoln Minster. Revesby Abbey vaccary-farm was close by. I recoiled the socket, 12 or 14 in. The crucifix was sent to Lincoln, to Mr. Padley, the surveyor. I have seen it and have a very rough sketch of it, which, I believe, was engraved. I think Mr. Nicholson wrote a good account of it. Stone Crucifix. In course of their investigation the workmen found several stones of a peculiar shape, which appeared to have been formerly used in some Gothic arches.
Below these they found a brick with the figures 1 1 1 1 [in another part of the paper these figures are printed 11 01], and still deeper they discovered an extremely valuable curiosity — an ancient stone crucifix in a fine state of preservation. The stone itself is similar to that of which Boston Church is constru6ted, the figure is one foot seven inches in length, and the cross three fast six inches.
The crown of thorns, the wound in the side, and the marks of the nails in the hands are perfedtiy distinguishable, the face of the figure is a fine specimen of sculptiu'e, and the anatomy is beautiful. The cross sinks into a shield, upon which some feint sketches of armorial bearings may be traced, and below this shield is the Oak-leaf capital of an octagon pillar, upon which it is very evident the figure was originally ereded.
It is evident that the figure is very ancient, for it had been repaired prior to its felling into this decayed arch; it may, however, be even now nearly perfedly restored, at a trifling expense. Several claimants, we understand have already applied for this curious relic, and various conjectures have been formed as to its antiquity, and how it came in such a place. Can any of our readers say what became of this interesting relic, and where it can now be seen?
Her father is a man not more that five feet six inches in height, and her mother only of middling stature. The coffin measured seven feet and a half in length, and two feet seven inches across the shoulders. Gothic Housfj Stamford. Leonard Mawe, Bishop of Bath and Wells. Leonard Mawe, of whom we propose to give a short account, was the fourth son of Symon Mawe, who was the eldest son of John Mawe, of Epworth, gent. Leonard Mawe passed through a very successful career, and eventually rose to the dignity of Bishop of Bath and Wells. He was a contemporary and friend of Richard Bernard.
Bernard in his day wrote many books, one of which has for Its title, " Christian see to thy Conscience. In the dedicatory epistle which is in Latin, Bernard makes the following reference to his friend Bishop Mawe: — "Leonardos erat mihi a pueritia notus. Qui sicut etiam maiores eius ex eodem erant oppido, quo ipsemet, oriundi; cuius etiam avia in sacro Baptism!
He as well as his forefathers derived their origin from the same town [Epworth], from which I myself derived my origin. Moreover, his grandmother was one of the Sponsors at my baptism. This extract is taken from the Bibliography of Bernard's Writings, by the Rev. Ingle Dredge p. The passage is interesting and makes one wish that Bernard had given us a few more such glimpses into life in Epworth in the olden times.
Symon Mawe, the father of the Bishop, left Epworth and settled at Rendlesham, in the County of Suffolk, where it is supposed the future Bishop was born. For the following hOs and dates, I am indebted to Mr. It would appear that nothing is known of the early period of Leonard Mawe's career. The earliest notice we have of him is that he was admitted Fellow of Peter House, Cambridge, in He afterwards proceeded M. Of his government of Trinity College, Fuller in his Worthies speaks highly, observing that he deserved well of that society, showing what might be done in five years by good husbandry to disengage that foundation from a great dent.
In , he became Bishop of Bath and Wells. He was eleded 24th July, and was consecrated at Croydon. Prelacy, however, he enjoyed barely one year, dying the 2nd September, , at Chiswick, where he was buried. They were honourable men in their generations, and their names are worthy of being held in lasting remembrance. A Museum for Lincoln: A Want. Meetings of the Royal Archaeological institute have been held at Lmcoln in and Probably on the first occasion, and certainly on the second, the absence of a Museum evoked much unfavourable comment, as indeed was the case when the British Archaeological Association visited the City in After the great success of the Lincolnshire Exhibition in , an attempt was made by the Lincoln Science Club to induce the County Magistrates to approve of a scheme for converting a portion of the unused County Gaol into a Museum; and after the Church House and Institute Exhibition in , there was a widely expressed desire for the formation of a Museum.
It is a great disgrace that no Lincolnshire Museum exists, and there can be no doubt whatever that its proper place is in Lincoln, the county town. In the hope that a short note on the subjed may stir up some interest among our readers, and pave the way for some really definite plan, the following remarks are inserted : First, then we may consider the existing accumulations of interest. And in private collections there are many antiquities of varied interest and value, which might very possibly find their way in time into a Public Museum.
Next comes the question of Sites. It has been proposed, and with a good deal of reason that in the case of a building being erected for a Free Library, one story could be reserved to be used as a Musuem. Thus, supposing the Library building were of three stories, the ground floor might be taken up with the reading-rooms and offices, the first-floor might serve for the Library proper, and the second floor for a Museum. And, if a Free Library is to come into existence either on the vacant piece of land at the corner of Broadgate and Silver Street, or at the late Central National Schools, either would be an exceedingly good place for a Museum.
But it seems quite indefinite how long the City may have to wait for its Free Library, and probably the two movements, that for a Library, and that for a Museum had better go on side by side, but not linked together.
Another projeft of equal mdefiniteness, would reserve a place for a Museum in the New Civic Buildings, the Town Hall, Mansion House, or whatever else may emerge into the light of day, either in Silver Street or on the City Sessions House site. This has the great advantage of being an adlual building in existence. Also, if leave were obtained from the County Council, there would not be much structural alteration to be made to fit it for the purpose of a Museum. And, granted that this part of the programme were carried out, there is no doubt whatever that a Museum in this place would attract numbers of visitors, already they generally go over the castle, and if there was any other thing to be seen inside its walk, multitudes would come, not only of strangers but of our own citizens.
The ideal Museum may be summed up as follows : — It should contain sufficient Archaeological and Antiquarian exhibits to make the history of the City and County evident at least in salient points, Maps showing the Roman City, the Norman City, and the City at later dates, the County under the Romans, Saxons, and Normans, would help to give interest and precision to the historical studies of the youth of the city. There should be no great difficulty in making this part of the exhibition very complete in Lincoln.
Then there ought to be a good geological collection, local and general, good Botanical, Entomological, Bird and Beast departments, to illustrate the wild life of the neighbourhood. No difficulty would arise on these heads, for we know that excellent local colle6Hons do exist, and other are coming into existence. An iron-working city and distri6l such as Lincoln, demand that in any local Museum, the various forms of iron ore and of other metals , of the metals when worked especially of beautiful wrought iron work , such as cast, wrought, or steel, and the machinery of making various forms of engines, etc.
The artistic side of the Museum must not be neglected, a good supply of articles from South Kensington, probably occasional loans from the County families, with an exhibition once in a year or two of local work could all be managed. Editors of Lines. Boston Corporation Plate. Abuses had grown up in many of the old corporations, old EngUsh hospitality had in many cases over-stepped the bounds of moderation, but it is a matter of great regret that in Boston a more gentle remedy was not found than the sacrifice of the the fine coUeflion of old English Silver Plate, which by purchase and donation had been got together by the ancient corporation.
There is no remedy for this error, and it is onlv to be hoped that all parties may have the grace to regret this one step towards the liquidation of the liabilities of the borough. Upwards of Ounces of Silver Plate, comprising 2 Silver Maces, weighing ounces each; Silver Oar; superb Punchbowl, ounces; modern Salver, 85 ounces; elegant Cake Stand; curious antique Salt Stand, in three pieces; several Tankards, Goblets, Beakers, six pairs of Salts, six dozen of Table Spoons ; massive set of Castors, 65 ounces ; one dozen of Taper Stands and various other curious antique and useful Articles, will be Sold by Auction, by Mr.
Catalogues will be ready for delivery on the 24th inst. The Plate may be viewed from 11 to 3 o'clock on the Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday previous to the sale, by Tickets, to be had at the Town Clerk's office. By order, B. Kenrick, Town Clerk. The sale caused ereat heart-burning, and the Conservatives of the day then called Tories made strong protests against the sacrifice; on the day of Sale a riot was prepared for, but strong.
The prices which some of the articles made were considered "enormous," lbs. These are the weights and prices of the more valuable and choice pieces, viz. Much of the Plate still remains in Boston, and has oeen exhibited on various occasions. County News-room, Lincoln, Original Members, Robert Vyner Mr. Boucherett Mr. DottglMS Mr. Tomlyne Mr. Ellison Mr. WiUit Dr. Town Gintlxmsn. Craster T. Obbinson T. Calcroft J. Foster Thos. Mainwaring Many descendants of the original members are members at the present time. Fifty years ago, when Sir Richard Sutton hunted the Burton Country, he was a member, together with a large proportion of his followers in the hunting field.
Dean Gordon at that time was a member and regular attendant. Some of the fox hunters during a severe frost were discussing the value of the Deanery. The Dean walked in as the con- versation was eoing on, one of the youngest of the party said to the Dean, "Mr, Dean what is the Deanery worth? In those days news- papers were scarce, conversation and anecdotes were plentiful, and Parson King delighted in a game of backgammon with Lawyer Williams. Death has just removed one of the oldest members Sir Charles Anderson, of Lea who had an in- exhaustible fund of anecdote and information, his name is gone from the Roll, but not the recoUeSion of his many contributions of stories and information to past friends and fellow members.
ChapUn Mr, Vyner Board'. Bromhead Joha. Field Wm. Bromhead Rich'. Disney Mr. Illingworth Mr. Brown Col. Caldicot Sir Cecil Wray Mr. Tomer Col. Sibthorpe Mr. Gordon A. Cookson Cecil WiUis T. Reynolds —. A Waddington Bailiff's Account. Redditus Idem respondet de xviij li. De molendino ventritico nuper ibidem nichil quia omnino prostratur. Et de viij s, iiij d, de xi acris j roda prati unde de feodo Darelle ii acre j roda dimissis Radulpho Thrusshe termino Michaelis pro toto anno.
Et de XX X. Et de iiij x. Account of John More, Reeve there, from the feast of Saint Michael in the 13th year of the reign of King Henry the Fourth up to the same feast of Saint Michael then next ensuing in the first year of the reign of King Henry the Fifth, for one entire year.
And for 4X. From the windmill lately there nothing, because it is altogether thrown down. And for 8x. And for 20x. And for And for a penny from rent of a certain plot annexed to a certain tenement of Robert Marchall, containing in length 12 feet and in width 6 feet, lately taken and inclosed from the waste of the common soil of the town there, newly so rented by Thomas Hungerforde knight, late chief steward ; as appears by estreat of the same of the sixth year of the reign of King Richard the Second. From other rents nothing, because in the Account of the Bailiff of the Liberty of the Honour of Lancaster.
Perquisites And for 1 3 J.