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rently. Afterwards he turned Ingraver and practised Heraldry & Sur-
veying. He was a man of parts, but conceited. He might have proved
eminent, had not he been giddy-headed, so as altogether to follow no one
20 single profession. He published a map of Port Meadow, another of 20
miles round Cambridge. Some time ago he published Proposals for
printing a folio Book of Heraldry, w^h he hath shewed me in MS.
several times, being a Collection of Arms made by himself, to w^h would
have been prefixed A discourse about Heraldry, and other Things would
have been added. But I believe he met with little Encouragement, by
reason 'twas not thought he had learning enough to write anything well on
the Subject, notwithstanding his Collections might be good. He died in
the 631'd or grand Climacterial year of his age. He was of Nonjuring
Principles, particularly he was against the Abjuration Oath.

30 Dee. 1 (Men.). Having presented M^. Ward of Barford, near
Warwick, with a copy, in small Paper, of Dodwell De Parma, in return
he tells me in a Letter of Oct. 25 last, that he hath so great a desire for
a compleat set of all my works (he being not acquainted with my Books,
till Robert of Gloucester came out) that he accepts it on these Terms
only, viz. in exchange for Befnardus Afidreas's Hy?7vn Christ iani^ a most
rare book, printed iji Academia Parrhisiana in Chalcographia Asce?isiana ad
Nonas Jul. M.D.X VII, 8™, wcb he had before only lent me ; and shall
be glad to do the same by the best of his books or MSS. for any other
Duplicates of mine.

40 Dec. 2 (Tu.). At the same time M^". Ward told me that bold
Beauchamp's (he means Richard Beauchamp, Earl of Warwick's) tomb
being lately opened, when the Chappel was new paved with blue and
white Marble, some Friends had a Curiosity to see the Remains of this
once great man, where they only met with a few of the larger bones in

Dec. 2, 1729. James West to H. (Rawl. 11. 157) [see Diary, Dec. 4],
Dec. 2, 1729. Ric. Furney to H. (Rawl. 5. 159). Sends half a guinea
to H. by the hand of Mr. Greenaway of Hart Hall.

Nov. 29-Dec, 3.] VOLUME CXXII, PAGES 153-159 207

a shattered wooden Coffin, the bottom of wcli was 2 inches thick ; and
underneath his Scull lay all the Hair, just as it slipt off, with part of the
shrowd, being white-flowered satten. On the wall, writ with Chalk, ' 1681,
John Fish dark, John Dunkley mason ' ; perhaps the time when this
new Vault was made, being of freestone, neatly jointed, and but little
wider than the coffin. M^. Ward inclosed in his Letter a lock of the
Hair, as it was given him.^

Dec. 3 (Wed.). On Saturday night last came news to the Vice-
Chancellour, Dr. Butler, of the death of M^". Joseph Bowles, Chief Keeper
of the Bodleian Library and Fellow of Oriel College, who died, as 10
Powell the Beadle told me, at Shaftsbury in Dorsetshire, the place of his
nativity, and was buried there on Tuesday, Nov. 25 last, so that I suppose
he died either the Saturday or Sunday foregoing. Of this Gentleman
(a most vile, wicked Wretch) frequent mention hath been made in these
Memoirs. He took the Degree of M.A., Oct. 12, 17 19. 'Tis incredible
what damage he did to the Bodl. Library, by putting it into disorder &
confusion, w^h before, by the great pains I had taken in it, & by my
taking down every book & examining it & thereby making the Catalogue
compleat & reducing the Additions (after I had first written them in an
interleaved Catalogue) into two Volumes folio, (all written with my own 20
hand, wcb I intitled Appendix ad Catalogwn tmpressorum librorum in
Bibliotheca Bodleiana, w^b was designed to have been printed) was the
best-regulated Library in the World. Yesterday, at two Clock in the
afternoon, was a Convocation, for electing a Librarian. Candidates were
Mr. Wise, B. Div. & Fellow of Trin. Coll. & Custos Archivorum of the
University, who hath usurped my Place of second Librarian these ten
years, M'. Bilstone, chaplain of All Souls, Janitor of the Library, who hath
got the new keys made in opposition to the old ones I have by me (for
I never resigned, tho' they debarred me for not taking the Oaths), & Mr.
Rob. Fysher, B.M. & Fellow of Oriel College. Bilstone desisted, so the 30
struggle was between Wise and Fysher, and Fysher carried it by
a Majority of fifteen Votes, to the great mortification of Wise, Bilstone,
the Vice-Chancellour, & many others, who had taken strange methods to
get Wise (an half-strained, conceited man) in ; but their Tricks would
not do, to the great content of such as hate such undermining, wicked
doings. Wise seemed to be very sure of success & expressed a concern
that his antagonist was his Janitor, & vaunted much of his own service in
order to lessen M"". Fysher's interest ; but (maugre all these Methods) he
was, as he deserved, baffled. M"^. Fysher had 100, M^. Wise 85 votes.
The Whiggs were all, as it were, to a Man against Fysher, insomuch that 40
Merton, Wadham, Exeter, & Jesus were in a combination for Wise. As
far as I can understand, it was a party cause, & they rather contended on
that score than for merit. There were 24 votes in Magd. Coll., whereof
ten voted for Fysher. But tho' this was a push between Whig and Tory,
yet Fysher is by much the worthier man, as far as I can learn. All the

Dec. 3, 1729. B. Bridges to H. (Rawl. 3. 1 1 2). Sends subscriptions for
Trokelowe. Has never heard of him, and wishes to know who he was.

^ This lock of hair is now Rawl. Lett. 11. 70. The hair is dark brown and fine. — Ed.


Canons of X* Ch. were against Fysher. Di". Shippen, Principal of
Brasenose, was very zealous for Fysher.

Dec. 4 (Thur.). As to INR Le Neve's will, Mr. West tells me in
a Letter from the Inner Temple, Dec. 2, 1729, that 'tis not yet registered
or proved, so that his disposition of his MSS. and Charters is yet a secret ;
M"". West is however informed by M^ Anstis that he hath given his
Collections relating to Norfolk & Suffolk to the church of Norwich, and
those relating to Heraldry to the Office at Arms, with this particular
direction, not to be opened till M^". Anstis and one Green (a Herald, who

10 opposed him pretty much in the Office) are both dead. His whole
collection, it seems, consists of thousands of little scraps of Paper, on \y^^
he used to write, w^h was occasioned by his parcimony, a specimen of
wc^ scraps I have by me, being sent me since his Death by Mr. West,
being what M^. Le Neve wrote out of Parson Wilkinson's Collection for
me, relating to Shottesbrooke, Laurence Wallham & White Waltham.

M^. Anderson's Plates of the Charters, Seals, & Coins relating to
Scotland, consisting of 134 in folio, are to be sold to-day by Auction at

They have a Tradition among some at Magd. Coll. Oxon. that the

ao Founder, Wi^ of Waynflete, had a design once of annexing his Bene-
faction to New College, & to be reckoned a Co-Founder of that College.
They have a Tradition among some there & so I have often heard it
in the City of Oxford reported, that the Founder of Magd. Coll came once
after his Building was erected, & things setded, in disguise, & that they
denyed him even so much as a single Commons.

Dec. 5 (Fri.). On Wednesday Morning last M^, George Shepheard,
Bach, of Div. and Fellow of Trin. Coll., was chosen Keeper of the
Ashmolean Museum, in room of M^. Whiteside deceased. This Gentle-
man (whom I do not as yet know so much as by sight) was Senior

30 Proctor of the University in the year 17 19. The Electors to this post are,
the Vice-Chancellor for the time being, the Dean of X* Church, the
Principal of Brazennose Coll., and the Regius Professor of Physick.
Several at first appeared for this Place, among w^t was M^". James Fynes,
M.A. and Fellow of Magd. Coll. ; but the Vice-Chancellour himself was
against Fynes (tho' of his own College and superior in merit to Shepheard)
alledging that Trinity College having served their College in elecdng D^.
Jenner Margaret Professor, he could not but serve them again, a strange
reason for a Vice-Chancellour's not regarding merit, M^. Henry Edmunds
of Oriel Coll. likewise appeared, but the Dean of X* Church having also

40 declared for Shepheard, it was found at last (one of the Proctors being of
Trin. Coll.) that it could not be carried against Shepheard (as it might,
had the Vice-Chancellour been guided by Principles of Honesty and not
of Party) ; he was accordingly elected. For my own part I was always &
sdll am of opinion that a Layman & not a man in Orders, much less

Dee. 4, 1729. Anstis to H. (Rawl. 1, 1 1 1). Asks if there is a passage in
the Statutes of New College where the Founder permits better terms to his
own kinsmen than to others in the matter of the amotion of Fellows upon
reception of preferment. Asks if Dr. Tanner is at Oxford.

Dec.3-e.] VOL. CXXII, P. 159 — VOL. CXXIII, P. 1 209

a Priest & Batchelor of Div., ought to have this Place, wc^ depends so much
upon shewing Knick Knack or Gim-Cracks ; and tho' M^. Whiteside was
himself so useful! there, in carrying on experimental Philosophy, w^h
he did for himself, and not as Gustos INIusei, and might therefore
have done it elsewhere as well, if he had provided himself of a room, yet
I was ever of opinion, that for that very reason, because he was a Priest
& had a cure in the Country, it had been better if a proper Lay person
had been fixt upon, as had been done before, he being the first Glergyman
that had it, & perhaps now it may be made a constant practise.

Dec. 6 (Sat.). Martin Bucer, who was much consulted at the 10
beginning of the Reformation in Ed. Vl's time, was a moderate man &
far superior to Calvin or any of the other Puritans, with respect to the
retaining many laudable things, that they were very zealous for abolishing.
He died at Cambridge & is there buried. He was much respected by
both Universities, who honoured him with Verses at his Death.

' Item statuimus, ordinamus, & volumus quod nullus habens terras,
tenementa, possessiones vel annuos redditus spirituales aut temporales,
quorum redditus aut proventus 5 marcarum sterlingorum valorem annuum
excedunt in dictum collegium nostrum eligatur, vel etiam admittatur,
nostris consanguineis supradictis exceptis, quos in dictum nostrum 20
collegium Oxoniae recipi volumus & admitti in veros socios (ut prefertur)
etiamsi habeant possessiones spirituales, aut temporales, quorum red-
ditus & proventus viginti marcarum sterlingorum supportatis oneribus
valorem annuum non excedant.' Ruhr. 2, Statutorum Novi Collegii
\see Letter Dec. 4].^


[The first part of this volume contains transcripts made by Hearne in
1728 and 1729.]

Some Extracts from M^. Murray's MS. of the Wardrobe of Prince
Edward, afterwards K. Edw. IL

On the 15**1 of August, 1728, M^ John Murray, of London, sent 30
by M"". Godfrey's waggon a paper MS. in folio, being lent me by him to
peruse. M^". Anstis had looked it over and made use of it, and at the
beginning hath given it this Title : The account of the Wardrobe, or
of the Household of Edward Prince of Wales, in the xxxvtli or last year
of his Father, K. Edward L

It is a Transcript. I know not where the original is, perhaps in the
Exchequer. It contains the Expenses for Prince Edward's household in
the xxxvtli year of Ed. I. 'Tis the same book that M"", Murray formerly
by mistake mentioned to me as Ed. IV's Wardrobe, as may appear from
what I have said more than once in these Memoirs. 4°

I do not know what is become of the other parts. This part itself hath

^ At the end of this volume are the following notes : ' M'. Gibson, a Roman
Catholic at Paradise Hall, born Feb. 12, 1684. William Hearne married about the
latter end of Sept., or beginning of Oct., 1729 ; his wife safely delivered of two brave
boys July 28, 1730.'



no other Title than this : Prestita facta per Garder doniini principis
antio XXXV. I have read this booU all over, and that carefully, thinking at
first that it might have been fit to be published. But having considered
all things deliberately, I at last concluded otherwise, and therefore I only
think fit to transcribe from it the following particulars, wch are the only
ones that I see at present will be of use to me.

[Then follow nine pages of Extracts.]
From a IMS. of S'" Wm Dugdale's in Museo Ashmol' : —

[Then follows the account of the life of Richard Beauchamp, Earl of
lo Warwick, taken from a Cotton MS. ; it was printed by Hearne at the end
of rita Ricardi II]

On Saturday, May 3, 1729, I received from the Earl of Oxford a fair
vellom MS. of John Fordun's Scotichronicon, in a pot-folio. It is the
very same book I have accounted for in pag. 1387 of my Ed. of Fordun,
& I suppose might be procured by my L^ Oxford from M^. Anderson,
either while he (M''. Anderson) was living or from My. Anderson's son, or
some one else, since M^". Anderson's Death. It contains only the five first
books of Fordun, and the rest is Patrick Russell's continuation, wc^ con-
tinuadon (as I take it with M^. Ruddiman) is nothing but an abridgment

20 of Bower. This continuation contains 10 books, and ends ao 1436.
I am glad I have seen it, because it confirms me sufliciently in my opinion
that M^". Gale's MS. (from \\^^ I printed my edition) is the very best copy
of the genuine Fordun that we have in the world ; as I am also of opinion
that there is no better copy of the genuine Life of Sir Thomas More by
Roper than M"". Burton's, from w°h I printed my Edition of that Life, tho'
some Wicclevists or Calvinisls are displeased with it, as they are with other
things of this nature.

At the same time I received from my Lord (being also lent by him to
me) Caxton's Ed. in English of Tully de Senectute, Tally de Amicitia,

?>o and of a Declamation about honour.

At the beginning is wanting I. i. (the leafe being the very first) having
been cut out (as appeareth now by the vestigia of it). This was the
Title-page or what was equivalent to it. M^". Anstis (as he told me) takes
the Transladon of the piece De Senectute to be Wm Wyrcester's, tho'
Leland, Bale, and Pits make it to be Tipetot's, Earl of Worcester's. Nor
does W™ Wyrcester's name appear anywhere in the Book.

[Then follow the beginnings and the endings of the three works.]
It is most certain, according to Caxton, that the Earl of Worcester,
John Tiptoft or Tiptost, translated the two last of the pieces — Tully
40 de Amicitia and the anonymous Declamation in this Volume, but then
Caxton does not tell us who translated the first, viz. Tully de Senectute,
tho' he observes that 'twas done immediately from the French of Laurence
de primo facto, Duke of Burbon, and not from the original Latin, and that
he procured it with much labour and cost. I always thought that W"»
Wyrcester's Translation was done immediately from the Latin, and that
it had his name affixed to it with an Inscription to his Patron, Sir John
Fastolf. 'Twas customary with W°i Wyrcester to add his name to his
works. It seems probable that Caxton had not met with the genuine
Translation of Wyrcester, but with another, either of Tiptoft's or some-

Dec. 7.] VOLUME CXXIII, PAGES 1-133 21 r

body's else, and that this Translator, whoever he was, made use of
Wyrcester's, and for that reason would put no name to it, least he should
claim to himself what was not really his own.

From a Paper MS. in folio lent me by D"". Thomas Tanner. Itinerarium
at Windsor.

[It is now part of Tanner MS. 84.]

The following copy of a will I transcribed from a copy of the same
I received from Thomas Ward, of Barton near Warwick, Esq., Sept. 22,
1729, who tells me I am obliged to M^. Newesham, their Deputy Recorder
of Warwick, for it. 10

[Then follows the will of John Hill de Rowington, dated Sep. 23, 1502 ;
apparently he had been bailiff of Warwick.]

Testament of Anthony Widvill, from an old copy in Paper lent me
by Mr. Corsellis of Lincoln Coll., Oct. 11, 1729.

[The will of Anthony Widvill made in the Castle of Sherishoton, June 24,

On Oct. 20, 1729, Mr. Corsellis of Lincoln College lent me six sheets
of paper in folio containing as follows : —

[A charter dated at Mortlake, 11 Kal. Dec, 1295, by which Robert,
archbishop of Canterbury, giving an inspeximus of a charter of archbishop 20
Boniface (1245-1270), permitted R., archdeacon of Stafford, dean of Bocking,
to found a chapelry in Bocking.

A Licence in mortmain from Edw. Ill to William Doreward of Bocking,
to give lands and rents in Stisted & Bocking to a chantry in Bocking church.
Mar. 4, 28 Ed. III. 1

A charter of endowment by William Doreward ; Mar. 5, 38 {sic) Ed. III.

An extent of the lands.]

The following Perambulation of several Forrests I transcribed from
a Httle old Velum MS., lent me by Thomas Ward, of Barton near
Warwick, Esq., Sept. 22, 1729, who borrowed it for my use of M^. 30
Newesham, their Deputy Recorder. A modern hand hath written at the
beginning. Perambulation of severall of the Kings forests inter alia of
New Forest.

[An inspeximus, July s, 10 Hen. VI, of Perambulations of Forests in
Hampshire, made in 28 Ed. I : viz. Alsyesholt and Wolmer (p. 103), Bere
(p. 107), Bagshot (p. 108), Fynkleye (p. 109), Chuyt (p. no), Dicherley
(p. in), Bokeholte (p. 112), Porcestre (p. 113), New Forest (p. 115), Evereslye
(p. 119), Panberd (p. 120), Frumentell (p. 121).]

Dec. 7 (Sun.). My L<i Oxford is made L^ High Steward of the
Corporation of Cambridge. 40

My L<i Oxford calling very lately upon Mr. Baker at Cambridge told
him, the said M^". Baker, that he has none of S^^ Sim. D'Ewes's Medals,
nor any notes or observations concerning 'em.

My \A Oxford has purchast Jo. Bale's book with ]\ISS. notes, wch he
hath sent to M'. Baker, and Mr. Baker hath compared it again with his

^ Hearne writes ' 8 Ed.
P 2


own notes, and found some small omissions. All those notes I print in
Trokelowe's Annals of Edw. II.

My Lord's purchasing the said book confirms me in my opinion that
'twas resolved all along I should not have it under ten Guineas, the price
Wilmot all along resolutely fixt upon it, a method used on purpose that
I should not have it, it being not worth near that money on any account,
the book wanting the 5 last Centuries, & the notes being but few & of but
small consequence.

Quaere whether my L<i Oxford hath not purchased Sir W"! Glyn's
10 MSS.

Dec. 8 (Mon.). Cardanus came over into England anno 1552
to present his Book to Edw. VI, to whom he had dedicated it. The King
had much conversation with him, & Cardanus highly commended his
abilities both in Philosophy and other parts of Learning, & said he could
talk Latin as well as himself. Whatever the young King's parts might
be, I think he was strangely flattered, and that he had a sad pack of
villains about him, men that, under pretence of doing service for the
Church, engrossed a vast deal of ecclesiastical Revenues to themselves,
& were never content till they had ruined honest men.

so Clement IMarot, a Frenchman, one of the Grooms of the Bedchamber
to Francis the first, King of France, having translated David's Psalms into
French Meter, tho' but badly done, it gave example to others to do the
like, and thereupon a. d. 1552 Thomas Sternhold, one of the Grooms of
the Privy Chamber to Edw. VI, translated several of David's Psalms into
English meter, wcb work was so well approved of (as Marot's had been in
France) as to be allowed, tho' not approved of or authorized to be sung
in Churches, as was also the version of the rest (Sternhold having done
but 51) by John Hopkins and others. D^. Heylin, in his History of the
Reformation, speaks of this version, under the year 151^2, as sad barbarity

,30 and botching, & much worse than Marot's, and styles it a Puritanical
Performance ; but notwithstanding this, tho' I will allow that they were all
Puritans that did it, and that even the second Liturgy of Edw. VI was
likewise the work of Puritans, yet this version hath certainly its beauties,
as D**. Beveridsfe (a great Judge of the Hebrew and things of this nature)
well observed in a sermon, and is agreeable to the Vulgar Latin version
of S*. Hierome, & much preferable to what hath been done since by Tate
and Brady, whose botched work is called by the Name of Sternhold's,
Hopkins's, &c., tho' were those men now living, they would never own it,
but be much concerned that their names should be put to it, an observa-

40 tion I made lately in my Glossary to Robert of Gloucester, where I also
shewed the alteration for the worse, that hath been made in it, with respect
to some words purely Saxon, wch have been changed for such as do not
reach the signification of the original, as the English-Saxon ones did, and
yet as bad as this work of Tate's & Brady's is, 'tis printed & bound up with
the Bible as Sternhold's, Hopkins's, &c., and allowed as the authentick
work of those more ancient Translators.

Dec. 9 (Tu.). Mr. John Burton, Fellow of Corpus Xti Coll., hath
just published in 4*^0, two Sermons in Latin, preached before the Univ. of
Oxford and printed at the Theater. They are the same that I sometime

Dec. 7.-12] VOLUME CXXIIl, PAGES 133-139 213

agoe thought had been his Father-in-law, IMr. Bear's. These sermons
are dedicated by M^". Burton to D"". Godolphin, Provost of Eaton College.
Mr. Burton hath prefixed a Preface to each. They are about Discipline
in the University, & the last refers to some things done when M^. Burton
was Pro-Proctor of the Univ. and Master of the Schools, when he behaved
himself in most respects indiscreetly enough. 'Tis a hard matter to tell
what he drives at or what 'tis he would have. He is always zealous,
& yet cannot tell what scheme to fix upon, being an uneasy, conceited
man, and discontented.

Mr. Taylor of University College told me last night, that their Master, 10
Mr. Cockman, hath drawn up a body of Statutes for that College, and that
he had had the use of Balliol College statutes. JM^". Taylor said they were
the old statutes of Balliol College, w^^ I thought had been destroyed.
Quaere ?

Dec. 10 (Wed.). On Monday last Madam Hunt, natural daughter
of the late Duke of Buckingham, and relict of D^". Hunt, late Master
of Balliol College, by whom she had one child (a fine boy who is living),
was married at Stoken Church to one M^". Cole, an Apothecary of Oxford,
a man of good skill and business, but a clumsy, slovenly Man, to the great
amazement of all People, she being a beautifull Woman and of extra- 20
ordinary fine shapes & very genteel. She hath lived in Oxford ever since
Dr. Hunt's death, & being very desirous of a husband, there did not want
much courting. This M"". Cole was a Widdower, his first wife being the
Daughter of one Clark, a man that belonged to the Excise Office, a very
pritty [sic) woman, by whom he had two children that are living. This
Cole is at least 40 years old, as I hear, but M''^ Hunt is under 30.

Mr. Baker, in his Letter from Cambridge of the last of Nov. last, tells me
that in L.^ Oxford's Library is Chronicon Monarcharum Anglic MS.
pertitmi' ad coettobium Sancti Edmundi regis et martyris, ^r., possibly, he
says, the same I once enquired after. I cannot say it is, unless it comes 30
pretty low and was done (as the Historia Biiriensis I enquired after was)
by a monk of Bury at the command of Ric. IL One should think
it reached down to the age of Ric. IL Quaere .''

The said MS. in L<i Oxford's Library begins thus : ' Haec sunt nomina
Regum, qui totam monarchiam tenuerunt post passionem sancti Edmundi
regis et martyris, qui passus est anno ab Incarnatione domini d ccc lxx.'

Dec. 11 (Thur.). From the Northampton Mercury for Dec. 8, 1729: —

They write from Warwick that in September last the Tomb of the famous
champion, Bold Beauchamp, in St. Mary's Church there, falling in, his Corpse
was discovered very entire ; and what is more remarkable, his Hair was very 40
fresh and strong. He has been buried 293 years.

See in the preceding Volume. Richard Beauchamp, Earl of Warwick,
died the last of April, 1439, so that the last of April last he had been dead
290 years.

Dec. 12 (Fri.). Yesterday I called upon D^. Tanner at Xt Ch. and
talked with him particularly about Ant. a Wood's Life, wrote by himself,

Dec. 12, 1729. Ric. Furney at Chelsea to H. (Rawl. 5. 160). Sends


the original of w^li the D^. hath. It ends (as I formerly observed) anno

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