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by Mr. Ainsworth [see Diary, Oct. 7]. ' Last Wednesday died Peter Le
Neve, Esq.'

Sept. 27-Oct. 3.] VOLUME CXXII, PAGES 76-82 183

there was such a Writer, who seemed to have been a monk of S*. Alban's
and thathis ^«?zfl'/j-from A.D. 1307 to a. d. 1323 are in the Cotton Library,
Claud. D. vi. 8, with some of the beginning and ending of the same (as
his way was). But he is mentioned, as he takes it, by Jo. Pits under the
name o^ Joannes Triclous historiographus Anglus, but that Author seems
to have known nothing more of him or his works, what he was, or the
time when he Hved.

' Dont be too hasty ', saith the D^., ' in printing A. Wood's Diary ; let
me once more peruse it and talk with you first. I am in some hopes of
recovering a little more yet.' KB. "lis not the Diary (but his Life 10
extracted from the Diary by himself) that I intend to print.

Dr. Halley hath often said that L^ Bacon was a sodomite ; I know not
whence he had it. For to be sure, he had never seen S^ Simonds D'Ewes's
account. Wilson and others have observed the same. L^ Clarendon
saith nothing of him. There is not the least word of his Virtues in his
Epitaph made by S"" Henry Wotton at S*. Alban's.

Fletcher Gyles told me t'other day that D^. Mead is very angry with
what I printed from S^ Simonds D'Ewes about L^^ Bacon, purely upon
this account, because the D^. communicated the Copy with Archbishop
Bancroft's remarks of L<^ Bacon's works to Mr. Blackbourne, &c., for the 20
new Ed., wc^i new Ed. is very much promoted by the D^. Be this as it
will, I am not concerned ; let truth take place maugre all Friendship.

Oct. 2 (Thur.). I have heard Browne Willis exclaim mightily against^
the Duke of Buckingham, that was assassinated in K. Ch. I['s] time, to
whom Whaddon Chace belonged, as a most lewd, vicious Man.

Dr. Rawlinson writes me word thus, in a Letter from Lond., Sept. 27,
1729: 'I had a line from Mr, Geo. Smith of Durham, in which was
the following Paragraph relating to you : In a little time with your leave
I will send up to you for M^. Hearne a little thing entitled de injusta
vexatione Williehni episcopi primi per Williehmivi regem filiiim Williehni 3°
Regis. This Bp was W'" de Karilepho, who sided with Duke Robert,
the Bastard's eldest son, against his Brother of England, and this is
a large account of his troubles upon that account, never yet printed.
If you think it will be acceptable to Mr. Hearne, let me know and I will
send it forthwith. It will, in my humble opinion, make a pretty and
curious addition to one of his books sometime or other.'

The Dr. says of the Catalogue of Magdalen Hall [see Letter Sept. 24]
Library, he knows he hath one copy, as also another he thinks among his
late Brothers's books ; if it will be of any service he will search for it.
[>B. that he hath is (as I take it) the Copy I lent him many years ago.] 4°

Oct. 3 (Pri.). Mr. Taylour of Univ. College told me last night that
Mr. Denison, Mr. George Ward, & M'. Rogers of their College do what
they can to prejudice their College by insinuating still that K. Alfred was
not their Founder.

He said, they and others are extremely nettled at what I have said of
Guil. Faber ^ in my Preface to Vita Ricardi II, and that they speak of the

1. e.

William Smith of Univ. Coll.— Ed.


Letter of Prince Charles at the end of that Book with a Design to sully
the reputation of that Prince, & quote me as if I were of their opinion,
whereas on the contrary 1 only call it a Mystery & an Intriegue or res
mtrodticta, tho' I blame (as he certainly ought to be blamed) the Duke of
Buckingham, as Author of the Intriegue, whatever it was. In short, my
opinion is the Prince came from that Lady perfectly chast and pure.

He said they quote me as if I were of opinion that Alfred was not

Founder of their College. This is as false as can be. I have asserted

the contrary, as any one may see that reads my Books, where I have shewed

10 that he founded (among other Halls) Great University Hall or the

College of Great Univ. Hall.

Many are nettled at what is said in that book of Vtia Ri'cardz II zhouX
L<1 Bacon, w^b however is most certainly true. Such as are for the present
Earl of Macclesfield are therefore angry, because they pretend to make
Macclesfield a second Bacon ; so indeed he is, as being guilty of corrupt
Practices, when he was Chancellour (as was plainly and publickly proved),
tho' not for Learning.

There are some other Things at w^h several are displeased, not-
withstanding their being true.

20 Oct. 4 (Sat.). I am told Mr. Graves died of a most violent Feaver,
having been ill about a week, the same Feaver that hath raged so long ;
he had it several times before, but the bark would not stop it now. His
estate is worth (I am told) about eight hundred libs, per an. I am told
he died intestate.

I returned M^. Graves his old anonymous MS. life on Vellum before
Xmas last, having wrote nothing out of it. He desired it back, to consult
something at the end, being a Fragment (different from the said Life)
of some Legend. In his Letter of Friday, Jan. 31, 1728, he told me
I might have kept this MS. longer, if I pleased; or whenever I am

30 desirous of having it again, he said he should very willingly send it me.

Oct. 5 (Sun.). From Fog's Journal for Sat., Oct. 4, 1729 : —

Last Thursday s'nnight [Sept. 25] a Thunder-Clap shook the whole Town
[i.e. London] breaking vast numbers of windows ; and in particular did a great
deal of Damage to the Dutchess of Ormond's House in Marybone-Street near
Golden Square, w^^ she was about leaving; and which she is now obliged
to repair,

NB. We had abundance of rain at that time at Oxford & we heard
Thunder at a distance, particularly one very great long Clap at one Clock,
Friday morn, Sept. 26, wch I was afterwards told at Horspath near Oxford
40 frightened them very much there.^

^ A piece of paper is here inserted in the Diary, containing a vague account of the
sculptured monuments in Sparsholt Church. Hearne says ' Young M"". Ives, an
apothecary in Oxford, whose Father is also an apothecary, tho' the Father is nothing
near so goodnatured nor ingenious as the son, notwithstanding he be very rich, com-
municated to me the following notes, as he had writ them down himself upon viewing
Spersholt Church, to which place of Sparsholt he goes very often '.

Oct. 3-8.] VOLUME CXXII, PAGES 83-88 185

Oct. 6 (Mon.). From Fogg's Journal, Oct. 4, 1729 : —

On Wednesday, Sept. 24, 1729, dyed at his seat in the county of Norfolk,
Peter Le Neve, Esq., Norroy King at Arms. By his last Will he bequeathes
his soul to the One God, and his putrifyed Body (as he expresses it) to be
buryed wherever he dyed, and to be conveyed to the Parish Church in a Hearse,
attended by his own Coach, one other and no more. He further directs that
no Undertaker, alias Cold Cook, or Upholder, shall have the management
thereof. He has left his valuable collection of Books, both Printed and
IManuscript, for the general use of the Learned, to be reposited in some
publick Library for that Purpose. '°

On Friday, Sept. 26, died at his Lodgings in Bride Lane, London, M''. W^^
Bromfeld, who made a considerable Figure in the Courts of King James H in
England and at S''. Germains, as also in Ireland before its Reduction. He
was suspended abroad ; and for some years was imprisoned in the Bastile,
from whence he was released, and procured Leave to return, and had under
his Consideration a History of the Revolution, for which Proposals were
dispersed. His Body was interred in the Quakers' Burial-Place near Bunhill
Fields, on Monday night, Sept. 29, being attended by very few of his own
Communion, whom he had disobliged by his Writings against their growing
Luxury. In his Will he recommends his soul to the one God and Jesus Christ 20
his eternal Spirit.

KB. Make some inquiry of D^. Rawlinson or some body else, about
the said Bromfeld, and get a clear account of him.

Oct. 7 (Tu.). On Saturday last died, pretty suddenly, M'". Edward
Brookland of S*. Peter's in the East, Oxford, and was buried on Sunday
night in the said S*. Peter's churchyard, aged about sixty. His Father
died many years ago in the 86 year of his age, a man of good sense, and
had been stout, as his three brothers had also been, who also lived to
a great age. They were all four born at Sunningwell near Abbington in
Berks., & were soldiers in the Civil Wars, two at least of them having been 30
for the King.

M"". R, Ainsworth hath writ & printed in 4^0 a little Dissertation, w^^
he calls '"lo-ctov, sive ex veteris monumenti Isiaci descriptione Isidis
delubrum reseratum ; cum notis ad rerum lucem fidemque pertinentibus '.
He hath dedicated it to my friend James West, Esq., to whom the Figure
belongs, it being purchased by him out of D'. Woodward's collection.
There is very little in Ainsworth's dissertation, being nothing but
a description of Isis, wcb had been given us much better by others. But
'tis observable that M^. Ainsworth is quite out in making it an Egyptian
monument & to be Isis, when 'tis really an Indian Pagod, as is also that 40
in the Ashmolean Museum w^h he mentions from D^. Richard INIiddleton
IMassey, where there are others.

Oct. 8 (Wed.). Yesterday, in a Convocation at two Clock, D^ Butler
was admitted Vice-Chancellour for the year 1730, being his second year.

Oct. 6, 1729. Sir Clement Cottrell at Shotover to H. (Rawl. 4. 98).
The copies for himself and Major-General Dormer may be sent ' hither ' ; both
are exceedingly impatient after any publication of H.

Oct. 8, 1729. H. to Rawlinson (Rawl. 32. 36 ; Diaries, 122. 89). Would
like information about Mr. Wm. Bromfeld, who is lately dead. Many years


Such Historians as mention Hen. I to have been educated at Cambridge,
are to be understood only of his being taught Grammar there in some
Grammar School, and not of University Learning, there being at that
time no University there. So I think with Thomas Key in his MS.
Defence of the Antiquity of the Univ. of Oxford.

Thomas Key, in his MS. Strictures upon John Cay, p. 307, tells us
expressly that 'twas an ancient custom in Univ. Coll. of praying every
Sunday for Alfred, as the first Founder of the College.

Thomas Key there (p. 307 & p. 313) mentions Roger of Chester &
others, that before Ranulph Higden spoke of K. Alfred's first founding
10 schools of various Arts at Oxford.

Oct. 9 (Thur.). From a Paper given me by M^". Richard Clements
of Oxford, bookseller, who told me 'twas pasted at the end of a copy of
Antiq. Oxon. by Wood. Tho' this Epitaph gives a great Character of
D^ Jeames, Warden of All Souls College, yet I cannot but observe here,
that I fear 'tis not altogether true, the D^. having a bastard now living in
S*. Gyles's in Oxford, one Jeames, a married man, that he had by his
Bedmaker, one M". Stonehill, who lately died, being named Smith when
she died, the name of her second husband.

20 [Latin Epitaph of D'". Thomas Jeames, apparently from All Souls College.]

Captain Pudsey, of Kidlington near Oxford, died at 2 Clock last Sunday
morning and was buried at Kidlington last night, leaving a young wife big
with child, by whom he had one child living before, who had had an
husband, M^. Almond, by whom she had no Child before.

Mr. Payn of Kidlington, victualler, was born the beginning of June,
1654, "^ hearty man, who will walk a great many miles a day.

To enquire of '■ historia Bw'ieiisis quam Regiam appellat Thomas
Caius Oxoniensis ; ea vero historia ideo regia dicta est quod a Buriensi
monacho, Ricardi secundi mandato, conscripta fuerit.' Thomas Caius in
30 vindiciis Antiq. Univ. Oxon. MS. p. 322, penes me.

Oct. 10 (Fri.). In M^. Petyt's MSS. Collections are several copies from
the Patent Rolls of Judicial Affairs in Edw. II's reign, among w^li 'tis
probable may be something about the death of Edw. IL

In the Tower is an extraordinary Roll intitled thus : Ordinationes
tangenies custody Garderobe Hospi/n regis, de anno 77 Ed. IL

Oct. 11 (Sat.). Mr. Wm Tindale, who took the Degree of INI.A. as
a Member of Edm. Hall, Dec. 15, 1708, is Rector of Coates near
Cirencester in Gloucestershire. He called upon me on Thursday night

ago H. lent to R. a copy of the Catalogue of Magd. Hall Library; he would
be glad to have it again, if it can be easily come at. ' I am very glad to hear
M'. George Smith (to whom my humble service) hath got what you mention
concerning the Troubles of William Karilepho for his honest Principles, It
will be very acceptable.'

[Endorsed by Hearne, Oct. 9, 1729.] T. Baker to H. (Rawl. 23. 52) \see
Diary, Oct. 14 and 15].

Oct. 8-13.] VOLUME CXXII, PAGES 88-97 187

last, and told me of a very fine Roman camp at Trewsbury, within the
said parish of Coates. He said the Isis rises at HuUacy in that parish.

[Inscriptions from Avebury Church, Wilts., on John Truslowe, who died
April, 1593 ; set up by Richard Truslowe.]

The Clark told Mr. Loveday that one of the Truslowes, wch family is
now exstinct with regard to legitimate Issue, the said John Truslowe
leaving only bastards behind him, about 20 years since sold the Estate to
Esq. Holford.

From Fogg's Journal for Oct. 11: —

Several brass Images of great Antiquity have been discovered in the Abby 10
Orchard at S* Alban's, by some Workmen digging the foundation of an House.

Oct. 12 (Sun.). In Avebury Church, Wilts., against the East Wall on
the right side of the Altar, is a marble monument for Dame Susanna
Holford, daughter of Samuel Trotman of Bucknell, Oxon., Esq., &
widow of Si" Richard Holford, one of the Masters in Chancery. She dyed
March 20, 1722, aet. 65. Her son Samuel Holford erected the monu-

Against the wall, within the Altar-Rayls, is an English Epitaph on
Nicholas Power, only son of Nathaniel Power, Minister of Avebury.
He dyed Ap. 27, 1660. 20

Upon a stone on the Chancel Floor is an Epitaph for John White, the
immediate Predecessor of M^. Mayo, the present Vicar. He dyed Oct. 1 7,
1712, aet. 70.

On the Floor in the Isles are stones over several of the Greens and
Smiths of West-Kennet, wch is one of the 3 villages in Avebury parish, of
^•ch Avebury itself is the second and Beckhampton a third.

Oct. 13 (Men.). At the same time M^". Loveday informed me that
Presbyterians gain footing at Avebury daily. They have a meeting and
a Pastor resident there. This is partly attributed to Mayo the vicar's
not living in the Place. They have sometimes no service there for 30
a fortnight running, Mayo being often ill and living as far off as Calne in

D''. Stukeley calls the present clarke's father a7t Antiquarian in a picture
of his (Dr. Stukeley's) delineating, wcb represents the clarke's bust in an
oval with this Legend : Ruben Horsall, dark of Abury and Antiquarian,
July 2g, IJ22. Without the oval are urns, &c. This Horsall was a shoe-
maker and dyed in Jan. 1727-28 aged 77, as his son informed M^.
Loveday, wct son is of the same trade and succeeded his Father as clarke.
The above-mentioned picture Stukeley gave to the Catharine Wheel at
Abury, in a ground room of wch house it hangs with some more of 40
Stukeley's delineating, two of w^^ are A view of the Cell of the Celtic
Temple at Abury, Aug. 16, I'] 21. A view at the South Entrance into the
Temple at Abury, Aug. 1^22. [So, it seems, Stukeley calls this Andquity,
I know not whether from M'. Aubrey's papers; but I take it to have
been rather Roman.] 1

Last night, about 7 Clock, died old M^^ Whistler, of S*. Peter's parish
in the East, Oxford, mother of M^. Whistler the Beadle. Her husband,


a bookbinder, died above 20 years ago. [She was buried in S^. Peter's
Churchyard, Wed. night, Oct. 15.]

Oct. 14 (Tu.). From what Mr. Baker of Cambridge hath seen of
Gascoigne, he thinks an Extract of his Diet. Theol. might be very usefull,
and he wishes some of my friends of Lincoln Colh would make such an
Extract, and that I would print it. J/*'. Baker's Letter froin Catnb.
without Date, ixf^'' I received Thur. Oct. 9.

By Bale's being ??iortbus dissimilis [see Diary, Sept. 7] M''. Baker
supposes he (M"". Baker) might meane that Cranmer was Master of good
10 temper, w^^ (as is well known) was much wanting in Bale, who by
writing like a Fury has spoyled a good & usefull book. Ibid.

M>'. Lewis is now preparing an edition of Wickliff' s New Testament in
English & Dr. Waterland assisting him. M^. Baker's correspondence, he
thinks, is dropt. In the Preface, giving an account of all the various
copies or editions, printed or MSS., of the Bible in EngUsh, Lewis
had said somewhat of me, w^t the D^". has advised him to leave out.
M^, Baker hopes he will take good advice, tho' (says he) / dare say you
will not be cojtcemed at what he may say. Ibid.

Oct. 15 (Wed.). Mr. Baker at the same time told me that by his
20 next he may possibly send me a copy of an Original Letter of K. Ch. II,
but it is barely a Curiosity and of no manner of use.

You will shortly (says M'. Baker) see in Print an Account of that
King's Escape from Worcester, as it was dictated by the King himself to
Mr. Pepys, amongst whose Books & MSS. it is now lodged at Magdalen
College. I had the reading of it by D^. Waterland's favor. It is a very
entertaining Piece & will correct all the Accounts we have yet had. Ibid.

Oct. 16 (Thur.). Last Thursday, Oct. 9, I delivered to M'. Loveday
of Magd. Coll., Walter Hemyngford's Chronicon Edwardi III, a transcript
1 had received of D^". Tanner, to be compared with the original from
30 whence it was taken in that College Library. This Transcript was done
by one Jon, formerly of Queen's Coll., Oxon., when young, but there are
abundance of faults in it. [M"". Loveday hath since returned it me, with
his Collations.]

Oct. 17 (Fri.). Yesterday died M^". Crastor, fellow of Oriel College.

Yesterday I saw in Magd. Coll. Library a vellom fragment (p. 2 of
MS. LIII) of good note relating to the Priory of Wymondham in Norfolk,
"wcli Mr. Loveday (who shewed it me) promised in time to transcribe for
me. [This he hath since done.]

Oct. 18 (Sat.). Dr. Rawhnson tells me he can say little to Wi^

40 Bromfeld's death. His character is one of the most obscure parts of

History, and could only be cleared by himself, if to be believed. That he

Oct. 17, 1729. H. to Dr. Mead (Diaries 122. 100). Desires to know how
Cott. MS. Nero D. II. 22 (Walter Hemyngford's Chronicon) begins, of what
age it is, whether it contains a chapter de hello apud Cressy commisso, and
whether it is continued lower than the battle of Cressy.

Oct. 18, 1729. J. West to H. (Rawl. 11. 152) {see Diary, Oct. 20].
'M'". Jett, Mr. Granger, Murray, Bateman & self now drink your health.'

Oct. 13-20.] VOLUME CXXII, PAGES 97-103 189

bore eminent posts in Ireland after 1688, as IMint-Master general, and
paymaster general to the loyal but unfortunate Army, is well known ; but
then how justly he acquitted himself is not so evident, nor the advantages
the King or party received from his base Coinage. All was to have been
made out by a piece, for w^^ he had published double proposals of two
colours, flags agreeable to either party, whom he studied to please,
thereby making his sincerity suspected. His treatment in the Bastile at
Paris, and the reasons of his imprisonment are too mysterious to pry into.
The Q.-Mother was generally judged the cause, tho' in her affairs she was
frequently as innocent as unfortunate. His gaol delivery, good and bad to
usage abroad & at home, leave room for speculations. He did service to
one or two honest men, who for that reason out of Gratitude have spoke
well of him publickly. But notwithstanding this, Bromfeld is said to have
been omnium horanan homo, often at Jacobite cabals, and almost as
frequent at the Cockpit, practized Physick, particularly, if I remember
right, he published some pills, wrote against his brethren, and (as I am
told) with some difficulty was permitted a burial in their ground near
Bunhill Fields, unattended by any of his own persuasion, and uncelebrated
over his grave, an indignity most unusual, and it seemed to some, before
the ground was thrown up, the Friends had some remorse, as two came 20
with an intent to speak, but finding no auditory, retired. He has left
a will in w^li he constitutes his daughter his heiress, to whom he gives
a real or pretended large debt, due (as he says) from S*. Germain's.

Oct. 19 (Sun.). But tho' Bromfeld left a Will, yet a copy of it cannot
be procured by D^. Rawlinson, by reason in these times it cannot be proved;
it being, it seems, the way to deny the proving of Wills of persons that
are Non- Jurors (tho' Bromfeld was a Quaker), witness those of Bancroft
and Bridgeman unproved, tho' the effects have been disposed of according
to their minds by their next Heirs at Law.

Old Peter le Neve (who is lately dead) was a good-natured, communi- 30
cative man, and hurtfuU to none but himself, in a late and imprudent
marriage, a rock on which many have split. He was capricious and odd
in his life, as probably in his death.

The author of the Appendix to Bp Ward's life, against Dr. Pope, I take
to have been D^. Thomas Wood, at least old Dr. Hugh Wynne and some
others used to tell me so.

They expect at London a sale of D^. Grey's library, curious in English
and Scotch History, in which it abounds.

Some say D^. White Kennett's books are designed for the world. The
numerous additions, corrections, glosses, &c. in his own hand will (I am 40
told) much enhance their Price (tho' not their Worth), if disposed of
before his character be forgot. I hear that among them there is a copy
oi Athenae Oxon., almost equal in MS. additions to the printed book,
and this D"". Rawlinson tells me he hath from one who has seen it.

Oct. 20 (Mon.). The several pieces in Bibl. Cott. of Bernardi
Andreae Tholosatis have been perused by iNI"". West, who finds them
rather fulsome orations, inscribed to Hen. VII, [a^] running over facts

1 Not in MS.


at different times transacted [rather^], than any succinct Account of them.
That of Julius A. IV is an Oration on some Transactions from Aug.
1507 to Aug. 1508. 3f. West's Letter from Lotidon, Oct. 18, IJ2^.

Peter Le Neve, Esq., some time since gave M^. West some extracts he
had made from those collections M^". West formerly mentioned to me,
relating to White- Waltham, Billingbear, and Shottesbrooke, but at the
same time desired him not to send them to me, 'till he had made some
additions to them. His Death hath prevented that, so M^. West will send
them to me the first opportunity. Ibid.
10 In a litde MS. CoUecdon of things, M"". West met with some time
since, is a particular Account of the manner of the Christening of the
Prince's Highness in the Chappel of S*. James, June 27, 1630. If
I approve of it, M^". West will transcribe & send it.

I shall be very glad of it. But quaere whether M'". Carte hath not
published some such thing.

Oct. 21 (Tu.). I do not find that Lewis's History of Great Britain
(well I have not yet seen) bears any great character. The Author says
' that he had the original of the British History in Parchment, written in
the British Tongue before Jeffery of Monmouth's Time, as he concludes
20 from this Circumstance that in his Book Jeffrey's Preface was wanting,
and the Preface to his Book was the second Chapter of that published by
Jeffrey '. He likewise says he had an ancient copy of Taliessin, chief
Poet and Prophet of the Britons, who lived above 1,160 years past, in the
time of Mailgwn Gwyned, of which he there gives a specimen, and calls
William of Newbury Gwyllym Bagh, that is, Little Will.

Oct. 22 (Wed.). To enquire whether Otho Nicholson, who fojnded

the Conduit at Cairfax, was of any College or Hall in Oxford, and when

'twas he died. 'Tis probable he might have been (for some little time at

least) of X* Ch. and that might be the reason of his Expense about

30 turning the old Chappell there of S*. Lucy into a Library.

To ask M^'. Thomas Allen, Rector of Murston near Sitdngbourne in
Kent, what 'tis that he hath printed, and whether his nam^ be to any of
his Thino-s.

'0 -

Oct. 23 (Thur.). On the 9*^ of this month, being Thursday, M"".
John Whiteside, Keeper of the Ashm. Museum, chaplain of X* Ch. and
minister of King's Walden in Hartfordshire, went out of Town to the
said King's Walden in the afternoon, and lay that night at Tring.
I knew nothing of his Journey till the next night, tho' he used always

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