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all that Mr. Baker knows of him or S^ W^^ Cordell.

Jan. 17, 17g§. James West to H. (Raw!. 11. 159). ' I am just returned
from Hartfordshire where I went to spend my Christmas. An anonymous
hath printed the Life of White Kennet, extolling his Revolutional Principles
and reflecting on Dr. Hickes' \jee Diary, Jan. 2 3 J.


Yesterday, about twelve Clock in the morning, died of the dead Palsy
D^. John Grandorge, Prebendary of Canterbury & Fellow of Magd. Coll.,
Oxford. He had also other Preferment & died rich, & hath left a good
Character. He was originally of Edmund Hall, where he had been
Servitour to D^. ]\Iill, and as a IMember thereof took the Degree of M.A.
Jan. 23, 1693; after w^b^ upon a difference between D^". Mill & M^.
Kennett, he went to Lincoln College, was elected into a Yorkshire
Fellowship of IMagd. Coll. & took the Degree of B.D. Apr, 30, 1706, and
that of D.D. July i, 1708.
10 'Joannes Herrisonus etiam constanter affirmat floruisse eum [i.e. Be-
dam] Cantabrigiae.' Caius de Antiq. Cant., p. 141, 8"^°, upon wcli Thomas
Key, in his Vindiciae, ' Huic [i. e. Herrisono] turn fidem adhibendam
suadeo, quando authoritati nisus quicquam affirmat.'

Jan. 21 (Wed.). IM^". Francis Drake, who (I am told) is an eminent
Chirurgeon of York, hath undertaken to compile and publish The History
and Antiquities of the City of York. He hath sent me a Letter, dated
from York Oct. 2*]^^ last, with a Plan of his Design. M^. IVIarmaduke
Fothergill married his Aunt. He w^ants my Advice and Assistance.
The best Advice I can give is, to bring it into as short a compass as he
20 can, & to consult the MSS. of Dr. Nathaniel Johnson, who had copied
all that relates to Yorkshire from Dodsworth, & had made vast Additions
of his own.

Jan. 22 (Thur.). From the Northampton Mercury for Mon.,
Jan. 19:

Richard Whitfield, of Maidenhead in Berks., Esq., is dead very lately. By
his Will he hath left to his nephew, Penyston Powney, of the Inner Temple,
Esq., the sum of ^10,000.

The said Penyston Powney was some years since Gentleman Commoner
of Queen's Coll., Oxford.

30 Jan, 23 (Fri.). M^. James West lately saw the finest copy of Saxton's
Mapps, most curiously coloured and illuminated, that he believes is in
being, all which he turned over, but could not meet with any Inscription
to Sr William Cordell.

INIr. West is apt to think Mr, Anderson's Plates were bought back by the
Proprietor, ]\Ir, Paterson.

Jan. 24 (Sat,). Mr. Whiteside's Relations, viz,, the two Coopers,
were lately in Oxford, & taking M'. Whiteside's will (the same I wrote

Jan. 22, 17p. John Anstis to H. (Rawl. i. 113). The Chronicle of
the Monk of Gisburne, among the MSS. given by the Duke of Norfolk, is in
a hand of the time of Hen. VI ; it runs from 1066 to 1300, and seems to be

Jan. 23, Vll%. H. to John Murray (Rawl. 112. 266). Trokeloive is
finished. Mr, W hiteside's instruments are sold. Mr. Fletcher Gyles had his

Jan. 24, 17ig. WiUiam Thomas to H. (Rawl. 10. 35). Sends by
Mr. Robert Hay the subscription for Annates Edwardi II.

Jan. 20-26.] VOLUME CXXIV, PAGES 119-124 231

above 7 years ago) of M^. Brooks, of Brazennose, they went up to
London, proved it, took out Letters of Administration, returned to
Oxford, and dispatched all things, finding a great deal of money of his
(besides a thousand libs, at Interest at Brazennose Coll. and an hundred
libs, at Interest elsewhere, &€.) & having sold his apparatus, the best that
is known, for more than four hundred libs, to ^Ir. Bradley, Savilian
Professor of Astronomy, returned into their native Country of Lancashire
^^'ednesday last, they having agreed beforehand that M^. Whiteside's
father should have the fifth part. Before they went they had the following
Inscription put upon a little stone, to be laid over his Grave at X* Church : 10
31. S. Johanjiis Whiteside, A .J/., hujus ecclesie capellani. Obiil Oct. xxii,
A.D. MDccxxix. jEtat. ^4. Perhaps made by Mr. Brooks or Mr.
CoUey. M^. Whiteside hath often told me that he was entered of
Brazennose Coll., where he was servitour to his Tutor, ]\Ir. Hamar (who
left to him & another Pupil, when he died, all his Books, in the year
1696) & last summer he told me and i\R Murray that he was under fifty
years of age, being by his Discourse then in the 49*^ year. At first it
was put in the Inscription 55, but 'twas altered to 54, w*^^ ]\I''. Colley was
resolute was right, notwithstanding he had been told it should be only 49.

Jan. 25 (Sun.). D^. Grandorge, who died in the 60*^ year of his age, 30
was buried yesterday in the afternoon at four Clock Prayers in ]\Iagd.
Coll. Chappell.

One Mr. Lamport, son-in-law to old M''. Hayes, of Holyport, in the
Parish of Bray, in Berks., resided & dwelt for some time at the Hill
House, in the parish of White Waltham in Berks., viz., anno 17 14, <S:c.

May 10, 1 714, my father George Hearne wrote me word that the old
house at Hepvood, in the parish of White-Wakham, was then taken
almost quite down, & that there was a new foundation laid. He could
no: learn that any antique things worth takeing notice of were found
there, only 2 or 3 Q. Eliz. sixpences. 3°

At the same time he told me he did not as yet know whether Madam
Cherry had any of the MSS. of her husband restored.

He said M^ Richard Jenkinson took possession of Binfield Rectory on
Sunday, !May 9, 1714.

He said Harry Wild (who was one of my School Fellows), a Bricklayer,
of Reading, but born at White Waltham, died that year at Reading of
a feaver & dropsie.

He said a fine stone was erected on Tom Newman, dark of Shottes-
brook's grave by his son John, and knew not but it might cost 4 pounds.
This John Ne^Muan is now Husband to a daughter of D^. White 40

To endeavour to get the private Act of Parliament (for I hear there
was one) graunted to Madam Cherry, to enable her to sell her estate.

Jan. 26 (^Mon.). I\Iy Father told me in a Letter from \Miite
Waltham, Feb. 16, 17 if, that as to the Dortaire at Shottesbrook, on

Jan. 26, 17§^. Rev. T. Peck to H. (Rawl. 9. 9. Endorsed by Hearne,
' Received Jan. 31. It cost me -jd.'). On Feb. 18, 1725, Mr. Stephen Fletcher,
of Oxford, received five copies of the History of Stamford by ]\Ir. Peck lor


second thoughts he did suppose that it was only the passage from that
which really was the Monks' lodgings into the cross Isle (for it was very
narrow & but short) from the house, viz., but cross the way, & two small
windows in it, on each side one. [But I believe it was the true Dormitory
for them, a large Room being not necessary for so small a number as
they \\ere.]

He said the Vineyard there so-called was doubtlessly formerly one.
As to the Chappell at Feens, in White Waliham parish, he said he thought
'twas still intire, unless it be at the West End, w°li is made a stable
lo & lodgings over it, and the other is turned into a Barn. The Windows
(says he) remaine still, and very thick stone Walls, only the Windows are
not very broad but on the South side. He said he thought under the
Porch or entrance there was sull a large Vault or Cellar under part of
the Chappell, embowed very artificially. What that was made for he
could never understand; perhaps (says he) when you can see it, you ?nay
guess at it. I ain mighty wilhng that you should in my time have a view
of Shottesbrook College and Feens too. [Not a great while after, I walked
over to Waltham, but his lameness prevented him from being able to go
along with me to see either, so I returned without viewing them.]

20 Jan. 27 (Tu.). In p. 241 of the 8^0 Ed. (p. 178 of the 4*°) Dr. Caius
mentions a MS. de controversia de prima ^* capitali Domino regni Scotiae.
He says of it liber cedro certe digitus, quern aliquando per otium forsan
dabimus. Quaere what 'tis & whether the D^. did any thing towards its

Immo si Jo. Herrisono author i gravi atque doc to credendum sit, Anaxa-
goras Cantabrigiae sepultus est, Sfc. Dr. Caius, p. 247, ed. S'fo ; upon w^^^
Mr. Thomas Key his MS. Vindiciae : Diog. Laert. lib. 2, Lampsaci sepultum
scribit. Hunc ego centum Herrisonis antepono.

My Father, George Hearne, wrote me word by Letter on Mar. 4, 17^2,
30 from White Waltham, that a tragical thing had happened of late. A
farmer in Bray Parish, whose name was Beard, a miserable Fellow that
had no Religion nor goodness in him, & was almost ready to starve him-
self, absconded himself from his house on Monday, Feb. 25 that year,
with one of his horses, and was found hanged by Crambourn woodside,
near Winkfield, on a tree with the Bridle of his horse, on Tuesday next,
having above twenty Pounds in money and a wedding Ring worth
30 shillings, all in his Pockett. My Father wrote this to me of a certain
truth, and as a strange thing.

At the same time he told me he doubted Stephen Edwards was under
40 very mean circumstances. For he was afraid he had traded so much
with other people's money that 'twould undo him.

The said Stephen Edwards dyed but poor, tho' a single man, and once
esteemed very rich. What was the occasion of his decay I know not,

sale. ]\Ir. Peck would like to know who Mr. Fletcher's Executor is, and
suggests that H. should keep the money for these books, and Mr. Peck 'will
take it out in any Thing you publish.* \Ste also Diary, Feb. 2.]

Jan. 27, 17*g. H. to Rawlinson (Rawl. 32. 39). Thanks for the return
of the Catalogue of Magd. Hall Library.

Jan. 26-29.] VOLUME CXXIV, PAGES 124-129 233

tho' perhaps my Father hath hit upon one part of the cause. This
Stephen Edwards was an ingenious man, & one whom I ahvays looked
upon as very honest.

Jan. 28 (Wed.). 'De discordia etiam anno a Christo nato 1264,
regnante Hen. Ill, exorta (non dicam contra regem) ob quam Northam-
ptoniae exsulastis, ut Ranulphus, lib. viii, cap. xxxvii, & Chron. Abendo-
nense, quod Gualterus Hemingfordus Gisburn. scripsit, testes sunt.'
Cams de Ajitiq. Cant., p. 26c), ed. S''°, S,- p. ig6, ed. ^"'. Quaere how
Hemingforde's Hist. (\\^^ is printed to the death of Hen. Ill) came to be
stiled Chro7i. Abettdottense. 10

Old mother Tooley, of Shottesbrooke, in Berks., dyed anno 1713 (after
Mr. Francis Cherry), aged about 100. So my Father, in a Letter to me
from White Waltham in December, 17 13.

My Father at the same time told me that cosin Tho. Newman, the
parish dark of Shottesbrooke, dyed the week before the date of his
Letter, and that he was buryed the Sunday following by his son John,
who made a great Burial. There was a Sermon, and my Father believed
the charge was 5 pounds. This John afterwards married a daughter of
Bp Kennett's.

From the Northampton iNIercury for Monday, Jan. 26, i7f§: 20

There is lately dead the Rev. j\P. George Lewis, very much lamented by
the Poor and Rich, being a Person of singular Gravity and Charity. He was
long in the Service of tiie East India Company, as Chaplain at Fort St. George,
where he acquired an universal knowledge in the Persian, Arabian, and Chinese
Languages. Some time alter his Return, he made a Present of these [j/c]
Collections to the University Library of Cambridge, which are there much
esteemed. He was made by Bp Evans archdeacon of INIeath in Ireland,
worth ^700 per annum and was Chaplain to her Majesty when Princess, and
Rector of in Northamptonshire worth ^^300 per annum.

Jan. 29 (Thur.). ]\Iy Father wrote me word from White-Waltham, 30
Mar. II, 171!^, that the Gentleman that had some MSS. relating to S^^
Walter Rawleigh lived then at Binfield. My Father gave me hopes of
getting some account of them by the help of Mr. Griffyth, but never
did it.

He told me the name of my coz., Charles Weldon, of Shottesbrooke's
father was Charles Weldon or Welden, & that his Uncle that sold the
estate at Cookham and whom my Father remembers was Geo. Weldon,
Esq. ; that there were of the family at Cookham, and that coz. Charles
lost that estate through fearfulness and carelessness, having out of it but
£15 per an. during life. 40

He gave me hopes of making a particular Enquiry about Brumhal
Nunnery, if he could get some ease from his Lameness (having the
Sciatica) to ride to Wingfield or Sunning-hill.

Jan. 28, 17|g. Thomas Bedford to H. (Rawl. 28. 19). The advertise-
ment arrived too late on Friday to be put into any of Saturday's Papers. It
will be inserted in Tuesday's Daily Post Boy, because that being Post-day to
all parts of England, it will spread farther than any of Monday's papers.


He likewise then told me he had received by Tradition from one of the
family of the Weldons, that W™ Welden, of Shottesbrook, Esq., who
I told him was living in 1623, kept such Hospitality in his time, that there
was a fat Ox killed every one of the 1 2 dales after Xmas and kept open
house to all comers.

Also that Smewins went in Q. Eliz. time by the name of the Mote-
Place, but by what reason the name was altered he knew not.

Last night, about eleven Clock, died of the Black Jaundice, M^. Plastin,
a taylour, of S*. Peter's in the East, Oxford, who hath a Son a Clergyman,
10 & one of his Daughters is the Wife of one Colmer, lately of Magd. Coll.
Oxon. [He was buried in S*. Peter's Churchyard, Saturday, Jan. 31.]

Jan. 30 (Fri.). My Father wrote me word on Jan. 31, lYxf' ^^^'•
Stephen Edwards had sold his houses and land to M"". John Bacon, the
Gardiner, only reserving 2 Rooms during life, and he doubted 'twas hard
with him.

At the same time he told me he had received the good news from M^.
Griflfyth of my being chosen squire Beadle, and that they should ring
a Peal at their Church of White Waltham that evening for joy thereof,
and that he should give the Ringers somewhat to drink my health.
20 [I sent him money soon afterwards on that account, viz., a crown, but
added that the ringing was a needless thing, since I was apprehensive
I should not hold the place long, as it really happened on account of
the Oaths.]

'Ut Historia Brutus, quem tu Historiam Regiam nominas (cujus initium
est de patre istius Briiti historiae vtdeniur dissonare), quae propemodum
nihil aliud est quam Ranulphi simia,' Caius de Antiq. Cant., p. 313, Ed.
8^0, So that the Historia Regia is Brute of England. But of this I must
consider particularly.

' Ea historia [Buriensis] ideo regia dicta est, quod a Buriensi monacho,
30 Ricardi secundi mandato, conscripta fuit.' Thom. Key Vindiciae, p. 322.

Jan. 31 (Sat.). M"". Taylor, of Univ. College, told me last night,
what I had not heard before, that some years agoe, when old M^.
Bouchier's son was made, in his father's room, Regius Professor of Law,
they endeavoured to out him of his Fellowship of AH Souls College,
pretending that the Professorship was inconsistent with his Fellowship by
the College Statutes, w^li prohibit any from being Fellow that hath
a pension of such a value. I know not the words of the Statute, but
Bouchier evaded all by a speech he made, wct I suppose (& so do others)
was his Father's doing, it being handsome enough, in wdi he shewed the
40 difference between /^«j?b annualis &c peitsio annua, a distinction they were
not aware of. Inquire more about this, for 'tis dark.

He likewise told me, what I had not heard before, that some time ago
the present Bp of London, Edmund Gibson, asked D"*. Felton, Principal
of Edmund Hall, what Conventicles there were in Oxford (meaning Non-
juring places of worship) and whether I went to any one of them, or
whether I went to the Hall Chappell to Prayers. I know not well what
answer Felton made, unless it be, that he said he knew of no Conventicles
in Oxford, and that I went to no Conventicle. As for my own part,
there being no nonjuring place for worship in Oxford, I continue in my

Jan. 29-Feb. 3.] VOLUME CXXIV, PAGES 130-135 235

own Room and pray by myself, using the Common Prayer, and that with
greater consistence than go to the publick Churches & joyn with them
but partly.

Feb. 1 (Sun.). Yesterday my Lord Brudenell, of Queen's Coll., son
to the Earl of Cardigan, was created Master of Arts.

Monday last, being Jan. 26, died one Dr. John Birch or Bearch, of
London, M.D,, as M'. John Clarke, a London Bookseller, informed me
by Letter on Jan. 29. I know not the character of this Birch, but must
inquire, Mr. Clarke seeming to insinuate as if he were a very worthy
honest man. 10

Feb. 2 (Men.). In Queen Eliz. Civil List, MS. penes Franc. Peck of
Godeby, near Melton in Leicestershire (the same that published the
Antiquities of Stanford), as he tells me in a Letter from Godeby, Jan. 26, '

i7ff, cap. 64, lib. 5:

Woodstock, com. Oxon.

Keeper of the Park ; Fee




Keeper of the Great Park ; Fee


with Herbage and Pannage


Paler of the Park ; Fee




Keeper of the Little Park


Herbage and Pannage



Feb. 3 (Tu.). My father wrote me word from White Waltham on
Jan. 2, 171^1, that Shottesbrooke great house and lordship and White-
Waltham were at last all sold to a Dutch Gentleman (as he thought him)
named Vansittart.

Some years ago M^., now Dr., Richard Rawlinson told me (in a written
Paper he sent me) that his brother Thomas had a folio MS. paper very
old, and that there was a note in it of a modern hand thus, A very ancient
Chronicle, beginning with Brutus and ending with Hen. V, and another on
a spare leaf at the beginning thus, the same with this book in Bennet 30
College, vide Catalogue MSS, no. il}<). 6}.

Feb. 1, 17|g. T, Baker to H. (Rawl. 22. 24), The orator mentioned by
Dr. Caius in 1564 was William Masters, who was educated at Eton. Nathaniel
Wan ley was of Trinity College, and was B.A. in 1653-4. He was the author
of The Wonders of the Little World.

Feb. 3, 17|§. R. Mead to H. (Rawl. 8. 81). Has asked his nephew,
Mr. Sam. Rolleston, to pay H. ten guineas, partly for copies of Vita Ricardi 11
received, and partly for Trokelo^we^ s Annals soon to appear,

Feb. 3, 17§§. Nich. Corsellis to H. (Rawl. 4. 99). Mr. Fysher of Oriel,
on the sight of this letter, will pay N. C.'s subscription for the next volume.
'You may direct for me at Layer Marney, to be left at the Angel in Kelvedon,
Essex ' [Endorsed, rec'^ Feb. 5).

Feb. 4, 17|§. H. to his brother Edmund Hearne, at Esq. Player's
at Maugotsfield near Bristol (Diaries 124. 136). On Nov. 4 last, H. had
sent to White Waltham a box for him, containing books and a new Bible.
Asks if there are any remains of a Nunnery at Maugotsfield.

Feb. 4, Ylll. J, Worthington at London to H. (Rawl. 1 8. 45). Wishes
to subscribe for H.'s next issue because it is to contain the papers about
Mr. Ferrar's Religious Family, formerly communicated by J. W.



Feb. 5 (Thiir.). My best friend, M^. Francis Cherry, was a very
handsome man, particularly when young. His hands were delicately
white. He was a man of great parts and one of the finest Gentlemen in
England. King James II, seeing him on horseback in Windsor Forest,
when his Majesty was hunting, asked who it was ; being told, the King
said he never saw any one sit a horse better in his life. M'. Cherry was
educated in the Free School at Bray, under M"". (now D^.) King. He
was Gentleman Commoner of Edmund Hall, anno 1682, M^. Penton, the
Principal, having the chief care of him. The Hall was then very full,

10 particularly there were then a great many Gentlemen Commoners there.
]\Ir. Cherry chumered with two more. They call Chamberfellows by the
name of Chums. He behaved himself very genteely in the Hall & very
innocently. He used to allow himself for battelling just nine shillings
a week. He used to complain that he was not so studious in the Hall
as he afterwards wished he had been. He married M^s. Eliz. Finch,
daughter of John Finch, of Feens in the parish of White Waltham,
Berks., in the year 1686, Jan. 20*^. I think they were married by M^.
John Gryfiith, vicar of White Waltham, in the said White Waltham
church. He said Mrs. Finch was ten years older than M^". Cherry.

20 Mr. Cherry's mother was then afraid her son was not quite 21 years old.
Mr. Cherry was mighty desirous of having a son. Accordingly his two first
children were sons, but they died very young. His other children were
daughters, two of wch are now living. The famous M^. Dodwell, being
deprived of his Professorship of History at Oxford, at the time of the
wicked Revolution (because he would not take the Oaths to the Prince
and Princess of Orange), redred to Cookham, near Maidenhead, in Berks.,
a place to w<^^ he had used formerly sometimes to retire. Hence he
used frequently to walk to Maidenhead to the Coffee House, where,
meeting with M"*. Cherry, they became acquainted, M^". Cherry being

30 likewise a Non-Juror. M"". Cherry used to go twice a Week to
Maidenhead to meet M^. Dodwell, and he was very quick at his Dinner
at Shottesbrook, on purpose that he might have the more time with him
at Maidenhead. After some time M^. Dodwell removed to an old
manour House, called Smewins, in the parish of White Waltham, where

Peb. 5, 17§o. Eawlinson to H. (Rawl. 9. 22). *I am preparing for my
last Auction of printed books. If you have any inclination to undeceive
yourself as to the last sale, all the Catalogues in Mr. Cryne's hands are on
demand for your view ; so far are the prices from being high, that I know of
commissions from Oxford four times larger than the books fetched. . . .
Ml". Le Neve's Epitaph is on the other side. . . . M"", A[nstis] tells me he was
a mere mechanical officer and had little of the scholar, though bred at Trinity
Hall, Cambridge. . . . Your proposal as to the Life of Ant. ^ Wood much
surprizes here ; of it there are more than 10 copies, which are very little valued,
and the Cantabrigians begin to triumph on the vision they have of our Oxford
Antiquarie's being so publickly exposed. . . . The original MS. comes down to
very near M"", Wood's death and is in Dr. Tanner's hands, as they say here,
and I am commissioned from several well-wishers to you and your labours to
desire you to weigh this matter, in which I pretend not to dictate, especially
as my reputation will no ways suffer. . . . Dean Gilbert's affair is differently
reported here ; I would be glad of some account from you, who are able to
give me the truth What is the affair of D^. Felton of your College.'

Feb. 5.] VOLUME ex XIV, PAGES 137-141 237

he lodged with one Farmer Goodchild. This house belonged to the
Cherrys, and IM^. Cherry contrived it on purpose that M^. Dodwell might
be nearer to him, it being something above a quarter of a mile south-
south-east from Mr. Cherry's habitation. Mr. Dodwell afterwards
marrying a young Woman, his former landlord of Cookham's daughter,
Mr. Cherry had a house fitted up for them just by Shottesbrooke Church.
]Mr. Dodwell being so near M^. Cherry's, they conversed and studied
together every day, and in the forenoons INI'". Dodwell used to be at the
Common Prayer in M^. Cherry's house, and in the afternoons M"". Cherry
used to be at M^. Dodwell's, when the same Common Prayer was also 10
read. They used to walk once a day together (Sundays only excepted)
for at least an hour on a fine Terrace Walk in INI"". Cherry's Garden.
A great many Non-Jurors and other learned men used at those times to
resort to Shottesbrooke, so that I\Ir. Cherry's house would be sometimes •
like a College. In the year 1695 D"". George Hickes was at Shottes-
brooke with his Wife in the summertime for about three months. The
D''. at that time went under the name of Dr. Smith, & his Cloaths were
ordinary, he being forced to abscond & disguise himself upon account of
a Declaration he had published against D^ Talbot, the intruding Dean of
Worcester. It being at length understood that the D^. was at M^. Cherry's, 20
the house was one night (about twelve a Clock I think) beset, on purpose
to apprehend him, but he got out at a back door, passed through the
Gardens into the Church Yard & escaped safe to Bagshot to Collonel
Grymes's, & his wife followed. Dr. Hickes used to take great delight in
walking upon M"". Cherry's Terras, and meditating there by himself.
Mr. Cherry in those days was so intent upon his studies that sometimes
he would sit at them almost all night. This I observed in the year 1695,
when he took me into his Family. After I was taken into M^. Cherry's
Family, among other things that I did for him, I transcribed many MSS.
that he had, partly from M"". Dodwell and partly from others. In the 30

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