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1672. I asked the Dr. what was become of the second part of Anthony's
Diary, telling him that the Diary and Life were distinct Things, as I found
by the first part of the Diary under M^. Wood's own hand, in the hands
of my Ld Oxford, to whom 'twas given by Mr. Anstis. The D^. said he
never heard of any Diary of Anthony's (besides the Life he had), wondered
how Mr. Anstis should come by it, & could not think that Anthony had
done any thing that way besides little notes in Almanacks. I told him
the first part was a 4^0 book, & I did not at all doubt but the second part
10 (as I have been formerly told) was brought to near the time of his Death.
The Di". pretended great Ignorance, wch I could not but very much note,
because I have been well informed that he advised M^. Anstis to burn the
first part, & I have been told more than once, that the D^. had the second
part, & hath burnt it.

Dec. 13 (Sat.). The Lady Jane Grey, who was but a few months
older than Ed. VI, was so beautifull, so good-natured, & of so winning
a Carriage, that she attracted the Love of all, & nothing was wanting to
render her an unexceptionable Queen but a just Title. Her Father-in-law,
Dudley, Duke of Northumberland, was a most ambitious man, & by aim-

ao ing at placing her on the Throne by that means plainly contrived her
Ruin, her own Father, Henry Grey, Duke of Suffolk, a soft, easy man,
being without much difficulty drawn & persuaded to consent to the Duke
of Northumberland's contrivances, for w^^ tho' Duke Henry was at
present pardoned, yet afcerwards for being in another rebellion in Q.
Mary's reign he was beheaded. This Lady Jane was adorned with
incomparable parts, & is said to have [had] such a genius and forwardness
to Learning, as to understand Greek & Latin as well as her own mother
Tongue. Instead of those Exercises other young ladies used to follow,
she followed her book. They say she read Greek with great pleasure

30 without any Translation. When once at her Father's Park there was
a great Hunting, with other sports, whilst others were diverting themselves
at it, she was in her Room all the time, reading of Plato's Phaedon in the
original Greek. Other stories of like nature are told of her, w^h tho'
partly true, yet a great deal must be supposed to be owing to Flattery.
i have two of her Letters among my collections written in Latin, but
those I transcribed from a printed book. Quaere what MSS. letters
there are of hers, without any regard to M^. Strype or any other late

Dec. 14 (Sun.). S^" James Hales (as Heylin observed), one of the
40 Justices of the Common Pleas in K, Ed. VI's time, was the only person
of the Council that most resolutely refused to subscribe the Instrument for
disinheriting the Lady Mary & settling the Crown upon the Lady Jane
Grey, w'^^ as it was a most laudable Act, so he was, when Q. Mary came
to the Crown, most deservedly rewarded for it. Dugdale makes this S''
James Hales not only one of the Justices of the Common Pleas but one
of the Justices of the King's Bench ; and this I think is true. Quaere

information about the Cistercian Nunnery of Hartley Wintney. In 1497 there
were only five nuns there.

Dec. 12-16.] VOLUME CXXIII, PAGES 139-145 215

about him, & whether the present Family of the Hales's be not descended
from him. Also, whether he was not a Cambridge man and a writer.

Yesterday D^. Tanner called upon me, & told me that he never saw so
much as one sheet of the second Edition of the Athenae Oxon. till after
the Book was printed, at wc'i I could not but admire, when I have been
assured from several, & particularly more than once from his servant or
secretary Jackson, that the sheets constantly came from the Press to the
D"*., from whence may be gathered, how willing the D^. is to excuse him-
self about having a hand in the managing of that spurious Edition, in wch
such strange work was made by omissions and Alterations, & yet he never lo
will be able to get it over, the Ed. being most certainly to be ascribed to
him, and 'twas he that communicated the Copy.

Dec. 15 (Men.). Last Friday I wrote to my \.^ Oxford, desiring
to know whether he had any Historical Piece of Walter Hemyngford alias
Walter Gisbourne, particularly whether he had any MS. of him relating
to the reigns of Ed. I, II, & III.

Last night I had a letter from M^. Richard Furney, Archdeacon of
Surrey, dated at Chelsea Dec. 12, 1729, in w^^ he gives me the list
of some of the Prioresses of Wynteney Nunnery in Hampshire, \^^^
he observes to have been of the Cistercian order, from an Election 20
of a Prioress on Feb. 22, 1497, & to be dedicated to St. Mary Magdalen
& S*. John Baptist. But the particulars of his Letter I shall insert at ttie
end of the Annals of John Trokelowe now almost finished at the Press.

Dec. 16 (Tu.). Sr William Cordell in the time of Q. Eliz. was
an eminent man and a great Patron of Learning, & he was in particular
a great Encourager of Saxton in his work of the maps of England,
I think this Saxton was a great Surveyer and Drawer, but (as I take it at
present) he could not engrave himself.

The said S'" William was of Long Melford in Suffolk. D^. Tanner on
the 11*^ inst, gave me some hopes that he could give me some account 30
of him.

Bursar's Coppice and Lowsy Bush Coppice by Brill in Bucks, both
belong lo Lincoln College.

It appeared, when the Women were laying M' . Whiteside out, that he
had a Mortification in his Scrotum, w'^^ without doubt was the immediate
cause of his death and occasioned the Jaundice. He kept it secret, only
did tell somebody, viz. M"". Gore, a young student of X^ Church, that in
his last Journey into Hartfordshire he had a fall from his horse, & feared
that something was broke within him, because he said (& others observed
it too) that his urine was all bloud. 40

Yesterday M"". Oliver Battely told me that they are going to reprint his
late Uncle D^. John Battely's Antiqiiitates Rutiipinae, & that his Antiqui-
ties of Bury, tho' left unfinished, will be annexed to it, and that Knaplock

Dec. 16, 1729. James Gibson to H. (Raw]. 6. 76). Wishes that some
Gent, would peruse the Grammatical Observations which he has sent to
Mr. Clements at Oxford, and give advice about printing them. * I am in a low
condition, but I thank God make a shift to supply my church once a day.'

Dec. 16, 1729. James West to H. (Rawl. 11. 158) [see Diary, Dec. 18


the Bookseller is to do it. I told him his Uncle Charles Battely told me
at Islip, \vc5i was the last time I saw him, that he had 200 copies of the
first Ed. o^ Antiq. Rutup. left, a particular Mr. Oliver Battely said he knew
nothing of before.

The Hisioria Regia, according to Thomas Key in his Vindiciae Acad.
Oxofi., p. 527, mentions 7nagnus el crimiius ilk conflicius qui Amio
Domini ijjo inter scholasticos et oppidmios Oxonie fuerat, ^-c.

Dec. 17 (Wed.). Last night Mr. Taylour of Univ. Coll. shewed me
his MS. copy, a fair paper 40 Book, of the Statutes of the Cathedral
10 Church of Durham, made anno !» & 20 Philippi & Marie. I just run it
over, but remember no particular in it relating to Episcopus Puerorum.

Mr. Taylour told me that Browne Willis (who came to Oxford last
Friday & w-ent out of Town yesterday, but I did not see him) told him
that his Estate brought him in last year nine hundred thirty five pounds,
whereas it used to be looked upon as worth per an. fifteen hundred libs.
M^. Willis came to Town, partly upon account of begging (for he goes
on, as he always will do, to beg) for the Chappell of Fenny-Stratford, it
being not as yet endowed, & money (as he says) being still due for
building it.
20 M"". Willis's new 4*0 Book is (I hear) sadly scouted, I mean that now
almost printed, in wcb he hath Things relating to Oxford. D^. Tanner
shakes his head at it.

S"^ Thomas Sebright hath a large Painting, very finely done, hanging
over the Chimney Piece in his Library, that cost him 300 Guineas, but 'lis
obscene & improper for the Place.

Sr Thomas hath a fine Paper Copy of the Folio Edition (I hear) of
L<i Clarendon's History with Draughts, finely done, of all the great
Persons mentioned in the History. I know not who drew them, but I am
told they were taken from the Originals. S"" Thomas gave sixty Guineas,
30 I hear, for this copy, & the Duke of Chandois ('tis said), when he afterwards
saw it, declared he would have given ten more Guineas for it.

Dec. 18 (Thur.). The only part of Mr. Le Neve's Collection that is
likely to be well preserved, are his collections [relating] to Norfolk and
Suffolk. I am told he died a profest Deist.

Mr. Anderson's Plates were sold for 530 libs. ; but 'tis a secret who
bought them, so that whether they will be published or not is as yet

Mr. West had an offer made him of S^ W. Glynn's MSS. but with an
exorbitant Price fixed on them, so that he refused them, & does not know
40 to whose hands they came.

and Dec. 24]. * I know nothing of M"". Fisher. I wish your Univ. Elections
do not grow worse and worse.'

Dec. 17, 1729. T. Ward to H. (Raw). 1 1. 71). Sends a MS. for inspec-
tion. \See Diary, May i, 1730.]

Dec. 18, 1729. T. Baker to H. (Rawl. 23. 54) \see Diary, Dec. 28, 29, 30].

Dec. 18, 1729. H. to Eawlinson (Rawl. 32. 25). Thanks for the
epitaph of Dr. Radcliife. Explains why he was absent from Mr. Whiteside's
funeral. Mentions that Mr. Fysher is elected Chief Keeper of the Bodl.
Library. * I am glad to hear that your books go at great rates.'

Dec. 16-22.] VOLUME CXXIU, PAGES 145-150 217

The like exorbitant Price was insisted on for them, when I asked
]\Ir. Wilmot about them more than once, who told me, they would not be
sold under a thousand libs, and yet afterwards he told me they might be
had at 500 libs.

Dec. 19 (Fri.). Notwithstanding I\Ir. Weeksey was restored by the
Chancellour of England, S' Peter King, to his Fellowship of Oriel
College, after he had been ejected by the Provost and Fellows, yet on
WensdayMast, Dec. 16, the Provost and Fellows ejected him again,
because he hath uberius beneficium, viz. a Sine Cure, w^li is of more value
than is consistent with their Statutes. 10

Dec. 20 (Sat.). Some time last week died at the Bathe M^. Robert
Bourde, M.A. of X* Church, a very ingenious young Gent, newly gone
into orders, & one of the best Mimicks that have been known. He was
very good-natured, and his Conversation coveted by all sorts of People, so
that he took to excessive drinking, w^b proved his death.

Dec. 21 (Sun.). John Proctor's Historic of Wyates Rebellion, printed
1554, ?old at London the i6tli inst. in Rawlinson's Auction for £1 i. 6.
It is a little %'^^ book. I have it, and I used to value it at the most at 3s.,
tho' it is certainly very scarce.

Anthologia Graeca at the same time sold for £4 11. 6, viz. H. Steph. 20
Epigram. Graece selecta ad verbum interp. H. S. iS^o, S".

Dec. 22 (Mon.). On Sunday, Dec. 7, this month anno 1729, died at
Reading in Berks., where he hath lived with his Wife many years,
Mr. Benjamin Shirley, bookseller, who lived formerly in Oxford, and was
a great Auctioneer there, and much noted on that account, tho' nothing
near so eminent that way as M^". Edmund INIillington, a London book-
seller, whom he imitated, & who was certainly the most eminent Auctioneer
that ever was or ever will be in England. He, the said Shirley, died in an
advanced age, being near fourscore.

About three weeks since dyed the Rev. Mr. John Cudworth, Bach, of 30
Div,, formerly of Trin. Coll., Oxford, afterwards Rector of one or two
Places, & Schoolmaster of Warwick ; but I hear he hath lived privately
for some years in a sort of retired condition & never frequented the pub-
lick Churches, or at least very rarely, tho' he had taken the Oaths, being
it seems satisfyed that the Oaths were unjust, & that Prayers for Usurpers
ought not to be used.

Yesterday, after dinner, called upon me, with the same young Gent,
mentioned above under Nov. 20, Mr. W^ Dodwell of Trin. Coll., who is
now Bach, of Arts, his business with me being somewhat relating to
Mr. Vansittart. I entered into no manner of discourse with him about 40
Principles, tho' I cannot but be much concerned that so great a man as
his Father was should leave two sons that act quite contrary to the
Principles of the true Non-Jurors.

'I Hearne altered Tuesday to Wensday, but forgot to alter Dec. 16 to Dec. 17.


Dec. 23 (Tu.). Last night Mr. Taylor of Univ. Coll. shewed me, and
I just run it over, a little 4*^* Paper MS., being an Oration at the Interment
of Elizabeth the Countess Dowager of Robert, Earl of Essex. Mr. Wood
(in Aihenae Oxon., vol. ii, col. 881, Ed. spur.) mentions this Thing, but
says he had not as yet seen it. He speaks of it under S^ Thomas
Higgons, Kt., who was the Author of it, and spoke it at her death, tho'
(he being then M^. Higgons) he spoke it himself, notwithstanding he was
her husband. This Elizabeth was the second Lady of the Earl of Essex,
and was the daughter of S"" Will. Pawlet of Edington in Wilts., one of the

10 natural sons of W'", the third Marquess of Winchester of that Family.
He died anno 1655, as I remember this Oration tells us, and was buried
at Winchester. She was a beautifull Woman & seemed pious, but my
L<^ Essex did not much like her some time after he was married to her,
but was very jealous of her. She had a son during that marriage, but
it died. My L^, it seems, owned this son at last, tho' at first he did
not believe it to be his own. The Circumstances upon his consideration
of its Birth made him to beheve it was of his own begetting. After
the child's death, he grew more averse from his wife than ever. For
whilst it Hved there seemed to be a pretty good agreement; and then she

20 lived quite separate & was at Oxford, where she lived in a College & not-
withstanding what is said of her in this Speech, might perhaps be wanton.

Dec. 24 (Wed.). Mr. West hath lately met with The Just 6^ Necessary
Apologie of Henry Air ay, the late Rev. Provost of Qiieene s College in
Oxford, touching his suit in Law for the Rectorie of Charlton, Lond.
8^0, printed mdcxxi. 'Tis wrote by himself and is a Rarity. A:t the end
of it is an attestation of J. W. Quaere who.

Mr. Le Neve's books & MSS., except his Collections relating to Suffolk
and Norfolk above mentioned, are designed to be sold by Auction. So
Mr. West hath been informed by one of his Executors, M"". Martin of
30 Disse, who hath been sometime collecting the Antiquities of Thetford.

To inquire what the name of the Antiquary of Cambridge was, that
writ to the Orator of that University and was the first occasion of the
Dispute that ensued about the Antiquity of both Universities.

To inquire also, what the name of the Orator was that enlarged upon
what the Antiquary told him, and so put Mr. Thomas Key of Oxford
upon writing his Assertio.

Dec. 23, 1729. John Anstis to H. (Rawl. i. 112). Hopes to go to the
Heralds' Office before the Session of Parliament ; he will then give an account
of the manuscript inquired after.

Dec. 23, 1729. William Thomas at Marybone to H. (Rawl. 27 c. 238).
Would have sent the subscription money sooner, but that he had been at
Wimpole for two months. Had lately made the acquaintance of Mr. Baker,
in whom he found ' much Learning to be joyned with an uncommon degree of
Modesty and Politeness'.

Dec. 23-24.] VOL. CXXIII, P. 151 — VOL. CXXIV, p. 86 219


[The first part of this volume, pp. 1-86, contains transcripts, 21 in
number, made by Hearne in 1727 from a volume of Sir William Twysden.]

From a 4*® MS. intilled Remembrances^ collected (& written for the
most part with his own hand) by the eminent S"^ Roger Twysden, Bart.,
& lent to my friend D"". John Thorpe of Rochester by his Grandson, the
present S^ William Twysden of East Peckham in Kent, Ban., with leave
to make what use he pleased of any thing in it, excepting what imme-
diately concerned his own family, as epitaphs, &c. It was lent to me by
Dr. Thorpe, Ap. 18, 1727.

[i. An account of the taxes in the Netherlands in or about 1585, and 10
of the sum of money that they produce.

2. ibid. p. 74. A terrier of the lands of the Impropriate Parsonage and
Vicarage of East Peckham, Kent, made June 9, 1634.

3. ibid. p. 171. The accusation of Elizabeth Bywell against Thomas
Newland, Prior of S*. Alban's, in 1480 'copied out of a book of reports
[which] had been my uncle Heneage Finch's, is now my brother Thorn's,
fol. 321 '.

4. ibid. p. 237. A speech in Parliament by S^ Simonds D'Ewes,
July 27, 1644 ; and part of another speech made Aug. 5, 1643.

5. ibid. p. 245. A letter from S^" Simonds D-'Ewes to S' Martin 20
Stuteville, Feb. 4, i62|, describing the coronation of Charles I.

6. ibid. p. 249. The pedigree of the Earl of Arran.

7. ibid. p. 253. A letter from ' Frier Paule' at Venice to the Abbot
of S*. Medard, July 2^2, 1608, giving advice on the study of Divinity.

8. ibid. p. 260. Annals of the life of S^" George Carye 1555-16 29.

9. ibid. p. 267. An Inventory of the Plate and other things taken
from the Chappell and Shrine of Thomas Becket in Canterbury ; also
from Warham's Chappell, Arundel's Chappell, and Buckingham's

10. ibid. p. 292. A tale narrated to S'^ Roger Twysden that Ric. Ill 30
slept at the Blue Boar in Leicester the night before the battle of Bos-
worth, and that subsequently many gold coins were found hidden in the

11. ibid. p. 297. A letter from Isaac Worrall of S*. John's College
[Cambridge], Aug. 9, 1652, giving an account of the books of Bishop
Williams which had recently been sold.

12. ibid. p. 299. The story of the Pedler of Swafham Market, which
was given to S' Roger Twysden by M^, W™ Dugdale, Jan. 29, 165I.

13. ibid. p. 307. A Latin letter from Nicholas Heinsius to Francis
Junius, Sept. 20, 1658, and given by Junius to Twysden at East Peckham, 40
Nov. 4, 1658.

14. ibid. p. 308. An account of the Revenue and Expense of the
Crown in 1687.

15. ibid. p. 321. A Terrier of the Parsonage of Mere worth made
July 22, 1634.

^ This volume is not among the Twysden volumes at the British Museum Add.
MSS. 34147-341 7S. — Ed.


16. ibid. p. 323. Certain doubts wherein the Freeholders of the
County of Duram desire to bee resolved by his Majesty's Justice of
Assize, i. e. whether the possessions of the clergy should pay the same
rates as the laity; date 1628.

17. ibid. p. 326. A composition for the Vicar of Wrotham, Jan. 7,
1402, copied from the register of Archbishop Arundel, fol. 357.

18. ibid. p. 353, An account of the divorce of the King and Queen
of Portugal, 1667.

19. ibid. p. 361. A composition between the Parson and Vicar
10 of Croydon, June 12, 1348.

20. ibid. p. 365. A note drawn by John Starkey, vicar of Hadlow,
Mar. 13, 1626, describing what were the customary payments for tithe in
the parish.

21. ibid. p. 371. A letter sent by the Earl of Northumberland lo
Sf Francis Vere, April 14, 1602 ; and an account of the preliminaries
to a duel between them.]

Dec. 25 (Thur.), M"". Samuel Parker hath wrote and printed a Letter

in Num. 57 (Sat., Oct. 25) for 1729 of Fog's Weekly Journal, in defence

of his father, Bp Parker, who had been charged with the Character

20 of being a time-server. But this Letter of Mr. Parker's is not much

approved of even by M"". Parker's own Friends.

Dr. Berryman is Rector of S*. Andrew's Undershaft and Fellow of
Eaton College. He was a studious man when of Oriel Coll., but is
a great Whig, and by being a party man aims at Preferment.

In Mr. Baker of Cambridge is a great deal of Learning, joyned with an
uncommon degree of modesty and politeness.

Nath. Wanley, M.A., and Vicar of Trinity parish in the City of
Coventry, was Author of the Wonders of the little World or gerieral History
of Man, London, printed 1678, fol., and some other things, one of w^t
30 (as I remember) is an English Translation of Lipsius de Constantia.
I think he was a Cambridge man but am not sure. I have heard he was
a great Puritan, if not a Presbyterian. Mr. Wood, I am apt to think, had
some account of him, however, dropt by D^". Tanner in the late spurious
Ed. out of respect to Humph. Wanley, son of this Nathaniel & a great
acquaintance of Tanner's.

Dec. 26 (Fri.). To the Rev. M"". Henry Frinsham, vicar of White-
Waltham, near Maidenhead, in Berks.

RevJ Sir,

A Gentleman told me yesterday, that he had heard accidentally, that
40 a Parcel of MSS. wct had belonged to a Friend of mine, together with his
Picture, was either given, or about to be given, to the Bodleian Library
(from wc^ 1 have been debarred many years) and that a MS. of mine is
among them. I desired to know who this Friend was, upon wch he told
me his name was one Cherry, a person he had never heard of before.
I was much surprized at this, and soon resolved to write to you about it.

Dec. 25, 1729. W. Lewis to H. (Rawl. 27 c. 31). Asks that Mr. Van-
sittart may be put down as a subscriber for anything Hearne publishes.

Dec. 25-27.] VOLUME CXXIV, PAGES 86-91 221

As no one hath a greater regard for the posthumous fame and reputation
of my best Friend M"*. Cherry, so I shall be very sorry, if any thing
should be done contrary to what he intended ; particularly, I shall be
much concerned, if any MS. of mine should be so disposed of, as any way
to be to my disadvantage. If you can, pray be so kind & just to me, as
to let me know the truth of this Affair, & what that MS. is of mine. In
doing w°b you will oblige,

Sir, your most humble servant,

Tho: Hearne.
Edmund Hall, 10

Oxford, Dec. 26,

Dec. 27 (Sat.). The Gentleman that told me what is said in the
Letter above inserted was ]\K Owen of All Souls College. Memorand.
that there was no good picture of M^". Cherry.

Mr. Cherry gave me what MSS. he designed to dispose of before
he died, & I wrote down a note of them & left it with M^. Cherry,
but I kept no copy of the note, never went over for the MSS. (but desired
M^". Cherry to send them, wch however he did not, being hindered) & so
I never had them, INI'". Cherry dying pretty suddenly. 20

Among those MSS. I remember was S^ John Fortescue's Declaration,
many Greek Transcripts from MSS. in the Bodleian Libr., but these
Transcripts were taken (chiefly by myself) from Mr. Dodwell's Tran-
scripts, a MS. of Brute of England, a 4^0 MS. containing copies of
Letters between M^. Dodwell «& others about the schism, with some other
MSS., the subject of w^^ I quite forget, only one I well remember was
a 4*0 MS. in French, adorned with Pictures, being an account of the
deposition of Ric, II., transcribed by ]\Ir. Cherry himself from an old
]\IS. (wcb I saw, when I was a boy, several times) that D^. Hickes had
communicated to M^. Cherry. This is the same MS. I have mentioned 30
in my Preface to Vita Ricardi II.

The Chronicon Monarchariim Anglie, &c.'in the Harley Library reacheth
no further than King John, containing chiefly a short account of our
Kings, & Benefactors to Bury Abbey, & indeed is rather a Register than
a Chronicle. And so is the Consuetudinary of that House, wch might be
of good use to any one that publisheth a IMonasticon, but of little use to
an Historian. D^, Tanner has seen it, can give the best account of it, «fe,
no doubt, will make good use of it. iJy. Baker s Letter to me, Dec. iS,

I remember also that one of M^". Cherry's MSS. I was to have, was an 40
Account of the annual pensions granted anno 1555 to certain persons
that had belonged to Abbies, being the same MS. mentioned by me
in pag. 190 of vol. ix of Leland's Collectanea, wch l\is. I myself copied
for Mr. Cherry from the Transcript Dr. White Kennet had taken from
a MS. in the hands of Peter Le Neve, Esq.

Dec. 27, 1729. Samuel Mead to H. (Rawl. 8. no). Has asked
Mr. Rowney to pay H. seven guineas, which will be repaid him when Parlia-
ment meets. The debt is six and a half guineas, the remaining half guinea
being in compensation for the delay of payment.


One Glover, B.A., of New College, is made Chaplain of X* Ch. in
room of Mr. Whiteside deceased. This Glover is also curate for
Mr. Meadowcourt of S*. Peter's in the East.

Dec. 28 (Sun.). Mr. Baker hath not seen D^. Caius's Papers about
the Foundation of Caius College, that D^". Tanner told me of. What is
material, he presumes, is contained in his Annals, where there is a pretty

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