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latter end of that year, viz. in IMichaelmas Term, Mr. Cherry took care to
enter me a Battelar of Edmund Hall, tho' I did not continue at Oxford,
but returned to Shottesbrooke again, where I continued till Easter Term
anno 1696. When I was entered, M^. White Kennett, then Rector of
Shottesbrooke, came with me. We lay in our way at his Brother in Law
Mr. Hind's, Vicar of Waterstoke, and the next day M^, Kennett saw me
entered of Edmund-Hall & took care of it at the Request of IM''. Cherry.
MJ". Cherry himself came along with M^*. Hearne in 1696 to Oxford and
settled him there, paying all the Expenses, as he afterwards maintained
him there 'till he was Master of Arts. M^". Kennett was likewise at that 40
time in Oxford with M^". Cherry, as was also INI^. Dodwell. Mr. Kennett
& Mr. Cherry dined with D^. Mill, the Principal, in the Publick Refectory^
but Mr. Dodwell could not be persuaded to dine there. M"^. Cherry used
to read to M^. Dodwell, and particularly on Sundays IM^. Cherry would
read to M^". Dodwell for two or three Hours some Latin ecclesiastical
Historian after evening Prayers. M^. Cherry was a great assistant to
I\lr. Dodwell in Mr. Dodwell's book de Cyclis. M^. CheiTy drew up
a Chronology to Herodotus, and began many other things in Learning
but left them imperfect. When I was with him, he used to instruct me in
Greek & Latin, & set me Exercise, & often (generally every day) heard 5°



me my lesson in the same manner, as if I had been at School. In the
mornings I used always to read a Chapter in the Old Test, to him, he
having all the time the Septuagint before him. When I was a young
Undergraduate, of very little standing, I walked over to Shottesbrooke,
and transcribed for M^". Cherry S^ Hen. Spelman's History of Sacrilege,
wch was soon after printed from my Transcript with a short Preface.
Mr. Cherry was afterwards blamed by D"". Mill & some others for pub-
lishing this Piece, being angry, it seems, because such as had lands that
belonged to Religious Houses were touched at it. In a book just pub-

10 lished by an anonymous Author (one, I am told, that had been Chaplain
to White Kennett) there is mention of the said History of Sacrilege. The
Book is an Account of the Life of Bp Kennett, and in it Kennett is made
to be the Publisher of the said History, and to have written the Preface,
whereas I always thought M^. Cherry had published it, and so indeed
I do still, notwithstanding he might hand it to the Press by M"". Kennett,
who happened to be at Shottesbrooke just as I had finished the Tran-
script, «fe he was by, smoking his Pipe in the Parlour, when M^". Cherry
& I compared it with the Copy I had followed, which Copy was of the
hand-writing of M^", Edmund Gibson, now Bp of London, I was also of

20 opinion that the little Preface to the said History was penned by M^.
Cherry, but this anonymous Writer tells us Kennett did it. My Tran-
script of the said History is now in the Bodleian Library, among the
MSS. Mr. Cherry had designed for, and indeed given to, me, but were
detained from me and bequeathed by his Widow to the said Library
with a Picture of M^. Cherry not like him, and at the best a very
indifferent one.

Mr, Cherry once designed to publish S'^ John Fortescue's MSS, pieces,
but he altered his mind, I suppose because S'" John was against the
King de Jure & wrote in behalf of de Facto Kings. M^. Cherry had like-

30 wise a design of publishing some pieces in our English History, in which
he was well versed ; but he was too much diverted by his other Studies
from a close pursuit of our History ; and 'twas those other Studies too
well hindered him from learning & applying himself to the Saxon
Tongue, which D^. Hickes, when he resided at Shottesbrooke, in my
hearing advised him to learn, wc^i I wish he had done. But that wcb
most of all hindered and obstructed his Studies was the fatal death of his
Father, Wm Cherry, Esq,, who was killed by the overthrow of his Coach,
the Horses running away in a Fright, Which W^ Cherry was an
Attorney and a shrewd cunning man, but of a very bad character for his

40 Virtue, Probity, and Honesty as any man in England, Mr, Cherry's
father, the said Wm Cherry, Esq., was the person that pulled down the
Doitour or Dormitory of Shottesbrooke College & committed other
sacrilege there. He owed a great deal of money at his death, having
abundance of other people's money in his hands. He had got other
people's Estates away in an odd manner. He died it seems intestate, but
he left his affairs to the management of M^. Austin & M^. Holden, the
former his brother Henry Cherry's dark, & the latter his the said W'»
Cherry, Esq,'s, own dark. Both these understood the Affairs full well,
& 'twas wisely done in him to committ all to them, the son being

50 perfectly unacquainted with the Business. And indeed the father kept

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the son on purpose in ignorance, because the Estate was so strangely
encumbered that he knew 'twould very much affect his son if he were let
into it. Had the IM^. Austin and M^". Holden been left to manage Affairs,
all things would have been easy, the debts would have been paid, and
every thing would have been so cleared and settled as to have a noble
Estate left to his son ; but the son, being willing to take all upon himself,
got them to relinquish their Trust, and then undertook to do every Thing
himself, w^li soon proved his Ruin. For every Thing was so intricate to
him (he having not been used to affairs of this nature) that he was soon
involved in trouble, and pardcularly by that ungratefull Wretch (the 10
Proteus of the Age) D^. White Kennett, who in the year 171 2 troubled
him and threw him into Reading Goal \_sic\ for a Debt (wcti was not very
great) contracted by his father, w°li had such an Effect that it brought
others upon him, involved him in Misery (tho' he was very chearfull) and
soon put an end to his Life. For he dyed on Sept. 23, 1713, and was
buried in Shottesbrooke church yard with this Epitaph ordered by him-
self, as may be learned from what I have said in my Preface to Leland's
Collectanea : hic . iacet . peccatorvm . jiaximvs.


Feb. 6 (Fri.). I find by a Memorandum of my Father's that Fran.
Cherry, Esq., and Elizabeth Finch were married the 2otliday of Jan., 1686, 20
in White- Waltham Church.

Also that Eliz. the daughter of Hen. Wilde of White Waltham was
bapdzed the iS^li day of November 1686.

Also that Joane the wife of William Manwood of White Waltham was
buried the 28*^ day of November, 1686.

Also that Thomas Hawes of White Waltham was buried the 19*^ day
of Jan., 1686.

I just remember the said Thomas Hawes. He was buried in the
Church. He was Father of M^, John Hawes, a jolly fat comely man, who
hath been dead some years, and of three Daughters, two of which were 3°
named Sarah & Rebecca, and the third, w^b was eldest (whose Xtian name
I forget), is now the Widow of one I\Ir. Lawrence of Holyport in the parish
of Bray, but he lives at White Waltham.

Feb. 7 (Sat.). Mr, Le Neve's Epitaph from Dr. Rawlinson, who
observes that 'tis neither Latin, sense, nor morality, and that even Modesty
is almost excluded :

Siste gradum, lector, et perlege.
Hic jacet, quern credas baud bene meruisse
de Trinitate,
Quia noluit unicum Deum omniscientem &c. in tres dividi personas ; 40

De Ecclesia Anglicana,
Quia omnes credebat religiones Dei permissione origines habuisse ;

De Rege Gulielmo,
Quia nihil sibi utrum ipse vel Jacobus gubernarent ;



De patria,

Quia nunquam intelligebat duke esse pro patria mod;

De superiori domo^ Parliamenti

Quia causae in ea non secundum justitiam, sed interesse, terminatae;

De inferiori dome,

Quia fosda omnium aliarum curiarum examinari curaverunt, non tamen

extortiones Prolocutoris domus, Clerici, servientis ad arma,

et aliorum servorum suorum ;

De Curiis municipalibus,

10 Quia eae ex vociferationibus causidicorum et nequitiis attornatorum

compositae ;

De Cancellaria,

Quia per futiles rationes communis legis, non secundum conscientiam

et leges gentium sicut olim gubernantur;

De collegio Heraldorum,

Quia inveniebat socios inter se divisos et sic reliquit;

De amicis,
Quia nunquam deflebat mortem alicujus ;
De Feminis,
20 Quia nuUam, nisi ipso momento, deamabat;

De uxore,

Quia leges matrimoniales baud una vice flectebat;

Nee de seipso,

Quia per nimiam parsimoniam negligebat curam fistulae, ex qua

correptus fuit.

Hie fuit, dum fuit,


Unus dudum e vicecamerariis curiae receptorum Scaccarii

et Prosecutor Armorum a rubeo Cruce, vulgo Rouge Croix nuncupatus,

30 Postea Richmondiae Heraldus,

et demum Norroy Rex Armorum.

Avus Firmianus le Neve de Roughland in Com. Norf. Gen.

Avia Maria filia Thomae Cony, Noruicensis,

Pater Franciscus, Civis Londinensis,

Mater Anna filia Petri Wright, mercatoris Londinensis,

Frater unicus junior et heres ex asse

Petri fratris sui Olivarius le Neve de Witchingham Magna in Norf.


Uxor Prudentia filia Johannis Hughes, Bristol,

40 filii Meredith Hughes de Clairwall agri Radnoisen.

Ex Prudentia uxore suscepit gemellas duas

Elizabetham et Annam, morluas in primo aetatis mense,

Quia dicas canis pessimi ne catulum esse relinquendum,

Obiit Petrus die — mensis — Anno Juliani Kalendarii MDCCXXIX.

Die nunc Lector
Quid sim, et eris mihi magnus Apollo.

Haec ipse Petrus inscribi curavit

Quia semper adulationem '^ odio habuit

et adulationibus odiosus fuit.

^ MS. : domus. ^ MS. : adulationis.

Feb. 7-9.] VOLUME CXXV, PAGES 2-6 24J

Feb. 8 (Sun.). ]\R Anstis, in his Letter from the Heralds' Office of
the 2 2°d of last month, tells me that the Chronicle of the Monk of
Gisburne, among the INISS. given by the Duke of Norfolk to that place,
in the proeme saith that it contains the History from the Conquest by
W™ the Bastard to the year 1300, He saith he just cast his eye upon it
& supposes it may, upon that transitory view, have been transcribed about
the Reign of Hen. VI. If I should desire it, he supposes their Officers
vould consent that it might be lent me. Though it ends by a fair
backside of a leaf and hath some not unusual verses at the end, yet it
seems not to have been finished, breaking off abrupdy. He savs he has 10
not Dr. Gale's Edition of that Author, & knowing not whether I desired
any more particular account, therefore he only transiently looked upon it.

Feb. 9 (Mon.). On Friday last, Feb. 6, was elected unanimously
Warden of New College, in the room of D''. Bigg, removed to the
Wardenship of Winchester, vacant by the death of D^. John Dobson, who
dyed in the 42nti year of his age, Mr. John Coxed, B.C.L. and Fellow of
New College, who is in the 32ii"i year of his age.

My Father, George Hearne, wrote me word from White Waltham,
Ap. 8, 1 7 18, that that day he was 69 years old.

He said he had endeavoured to get what knowledge he could of the 20
Family of the Weldons, and he sent me inclosed in his Letter an account
from Coz. Stephen Edwards, being all that at that time the said Stephen
Edwards knew of it. It seems somebody had got or borrowed some old
writings which he had. As for Coz. Charles Weldon (nephew of the said
Stephen) he was then (as he is now, 1729) ignorant of any thing and
doth not care to talk any thing of it, tho' no doubt if he were an ingenious
man he might find a title to a good Estate at Conkham was meerly
fooled away through his own temerity. My Father said he could
never learn that the Weldons ever lived at Blacklover, that the Powles
had it in Q. Eliz. reigne, and in that reign Smewins was called the IMote 3°

My Father told me at the same time that the man he called cozin
Commin told him that their family came from the Commins of Scotland.
My father said some lived at Mednam ' then, and some at Fawley and
Bicks', and had at that time (17 18) good estates, and that they were
«early related to us by mother's side.

He said iny uncle W™ had something to impart to me about Mednam.
My uncle afterwards sent it.

My Father said that at Smewins, since he remembered, in the Hall was
the Ostrich feather with ' Ich Dien ' in the Window. M^". Wilkinson, 40
vicar of Laurence Waltham, said it belonged to the Princes of Wales.

Yesterday morning, Feb. 8, M^s. Elizabeth Shepherd, the wife of
Mr. John Shepherd (whose maiden name was Saunders) was brought to
bed of a Daughter, being her sixth child. [It was immediately baptized by
the name of Sarah & dyed on Friday mornmg, Feb. 13 following, & was
buried in S*. Peter's churchyard Feb. 15, Sunday evening.]

' i.e. Medmenham, Bucks. ^ i.e. Bix, Oxon.




Feb. 10 (Tu.). M*". Samuel Meade told my late friend Thomas
Rawlinson, Esq., tliat the Letter in ^ w-ch Battely's Antiquitates Rutupinae
was printed he would have used for Neubrip^ensis, so as to make it
a curious Book. Accordingly I made use of it, and it mightily pleased
Mr. Mead and others.

My Father wrote me word on July 4*^, 171 4, being Sunday, that
Madam Cherry, the relict of M^. Francis Cherry, was then at the Hill-
house with Mr. Lamport, but she had been, and was then, in great
affliction; for the Monday preceding, being June 28*^ at night, M".
10 Sarah, her daughter, was buried in the Vault at Shottesbrooke. She died
of the small Pox. They came from London but the Saturday, June 19 ;
fell sick on the Monday and died on Friday, June 25, having been at
church twice on the Sunday.

Feb. 11 (Ashwednesday). Yesterday died Mr. — Hobson, head
Butler of Christ-Church, a man of a good fair Character.

My father told me in the said Letter of July 4, 17 14, that it was the
very hottest and driest summer that he ever knew but one, and that was
the same year that London was burnt, and then wheat was cheap.

He could not then tell who would be the purchaser of the estate at
20 Shottesbrooke, for w^t he was informed they asked a great deal.

Feb. 12 (Thur.). Yesterday, one old Allen (formerly a milkman &
Coachman), a man of more than fourscore years of age, who lived in
S*. Clement's near Oxford, was found drowned just by the Backside of
one of the houses there, and 'tis said he did it himself

To inquire about Rogerus Boidiis or Bowlus, author Neonatniettsis
histortae, a writer much set by by D^". Caius, but I believe without just

From the Northampton Mercury for Monday, Feb. 9, i7|f :

We hear that the Rev. D"". Croxal, who preached before the Hon. House of
30 Commons on the 30*11 past, being the Anniversary of the Martyrdom of King
Charles I, at S*. Margaret's, Westminster, was on Tuesday last struck out of
the list of the King's Chaplains.

hB. This did not prove true, being only Rumour. His Sermon shews
him to be ambidexter.

Feb. 13 (Fri.). M^. Bradley, Savilian Professor of Astronomy, hath
bought Mr. Whiteside's apparatus, for wcb M"". Taylor of Univ. Coll. told
me yesterday that he was assured by M"". Brooke of Brazennose College
that he gave only an hundred and seventy pounds, tho' I had been before
told that he gave above four hundred libs, for them. M"". Whiteside
40 several years agoe valued them at five hundred libs, and at last at eight
hundred libs.

Yesterday in the Forenoon, M"". Coxhead, the new Warden of New
College, came into Town from the Visitor, attended by near two hundred

From the Northampton Mercury for Monday, Feb, 9, i7§§:

D''. Grandorge of Magdalene College, Oxford, one of the Fellows of that
Society, and also one of the Prebendaries of the church of Canterbury, died

1 On, MS.

Feb. 10-16.] VOLUME CXXV, PAGES 6-19 243

lately. He was above 30 years chaplain to the late Earl of Thanet. In Acts
of Charity and Goodness he followed the Example of that great man and left
by his Will to the aforesaid College ;^5oo for buying perpetual advowsons and
also ^500 to the Church of Canterbury for Repairs and Ornaments of the
said Church. Likewise ^500 to the Corporation of the Sons of the Clergy,
to be distributed among the Daughters of the poor Clergymen; besides many
other charitable Legacies.

Feb. 14 (Sat.). D^. Croxall above-mentioned preached on Jan. 30**1
upon Prov. xxv. 5. Take away the wicked from before the king and his
throne shall be established in righteousness. 10

Yesterday, as I returned out of the Country from my walk, I met M"".
Carew Reynell, Fellow of Corpus X^i College, goina: up to Haddington
Hill, with whom I had a little Discourse about M"". Fran. Ayscough,
]M.A. of their College, who had been hindered by that Society from being
made actual Fellow, for being (as they say) of Bangorian Principles.
This Ayscough hath appealed to the Visitor, viz. the Bp of Winchester.

Mr. Reynell at the same time told me that they would print my
Letter about the Oath of Allegiance, on purpose out of Revenge for what
I have printed at the end of Vita Ricardi II, from S^ Simonds D'Ewes
about L<i Bacon & the Duke of Buckingham. I told him, if they would 20
print my excrements, I could not help it, and that it would be a grievous
Reflexion upon themselves. I observed that all they could pretend to
print it for, was only to show that I had been a child (it being a childish
performance) & to prove that I had formerly taken the Oath of Allegiance,
viz. 30 years ago. I told him there needed no proof of either, the first
being clear and the other also plain from my being a regular Graduate,
degrees taken regularly being not done without taking the Oath of
Allegiance at the same time. I told him I always acknowledged I had
formerly taken the Oath of Allegiance & that I kept it to the Prince to
whom I took it ; but then I never took the Oath of Abjuration, for 3°
wcb I have been a great Sufferer. Nor indeed have I taken any Oath
since I lost my Places.

Feb. 15 (Sun.). On the loth of Feb. 1729, M^. Francis Taylor, M.A.
and Fellow of Univ. Coll., lent me an original Diploma, the Copy of \i^^
follows :

[A diploma for the Degree of Doctor of both Laws granted by the
University of Sienna to Mathew Carew, archdeacon of Norfolk, son of S"^
Wimundus Carew, Jan. 6, i56|.]

Feb. 16 (Men.). Feb. 15, Sunday, at five Clock in the afternoon,
borrowed of Mr. Fysher, Fellow of Oriel Coll., a Paper written by the A°
hand (as he said) of the late M^. Davenant, Fellow of their College,
indorsed thus: De Domo Congregationis ; Copia C. ix 9/ de dome
Congregationis juxta ecclesiam B. Marie:

Feb. 14, 17§§. T. Ward to H. (Rawl. 27 c. 274). Desires H. to tran-
scribe a charter in the Monasticon about St. Catherine's Priory at Lincoln.
Feb. 16, 17|§. Thomas Allen to H. (Rawl. i. 19). Desires two copies

R 2


Memorandum quod circa annum Domini 1320 dominus Adam de Brom,
rector ecclesiae B. IMariae Oxonie, incepit aedificare unam domum in fundo
suo, viz. in coemiterio dictae ecclesiae, contiguam campaniliejusdem ecclesiae,
sumptibus Thomae de Cobham episcopi Wigornie'nsis; ac circa annum 1327
obiit idem episcopus, dicta domo nondum perfecta. Intentio vero dicti
domini episcopi fuit ista, quod fieret ibi una domus inferior cum camera
supra illam, ut in domo inferiori Universitas Oxonie teneret quando vellet sua
congregaciones & consilia, caeteris autem temporibus in usum cederet rectoris
& parochianorum ecclesiae praedictae. Ad cameram superiorem proposuit

10 emere certos reditus & eos dicto rectori & suis successoribus appropriare pro
pcrpetuo, pro quibus ipsi essent contenti invenire duos capelianos in perpetuum
singulis diebus divina celebraturos in dicta camera pro anima dicti domini
episcopi &c,, ac quod tunc certi libri debent cathenari in eadem camera, ad
quos scolares dictae Universitatis haberent accessum certis temporibus sub
certa forma, sicut patet infra ; et quod predictus Rector & successores sui
onerarent capelianos in sua conduccione ad divina ibidem celebranda pro
animabus predictis, & quod nuUus intraret dictam cameram ad librum ibidem
evolvendum nisi per alterum dictorum capellanorum, quorum alter singulis
diebus ante prandium per certum tempus & alter per certum tempus post

20 prandium ipsam cameram teneret apertam, ut scolares ingrederentur ad
studendum in libris predictis, & quod alter eorundem capellanorum singulos
ingredientes supervideret, quod nullus intraret cum pannis madidis nee cum
penna & incausto neque cum cultello, sed si quid vellet reportare de aliquo
libro tum tabulas cum stilo secum afferret ^ & sic scriberet. At intentione sua
nondum repleta obiit episcopus, ut predicitur, & in testamento suo legavit 350
marcas & iibros, ut per ejus executores ad finem deduceretur sua intentio. At
executores prae se ferebant Adae de Brom, urgenti ut pecunias praedictas
reciperet & impenderet in complenda intentione praedicta, se tantum solvisse
in funeralibus & debitis dicti episcopi ac aliis necessariis prout illos oportebat,

3° quod nihil remansit eis ultra de bonis illius, adeo ut coacti sint impignorare
dictos Iibros qui fuissent catenandi in dicta camera pro 50 libris quos, si vellet,
redimerent pro summa predicta in usum sui collegii ; quo sibi concesso, dictus
dominus Adam solvit pro eis 50 libras argenti & adduxiteos Oxoniam in dictum
collegium ; quibus gaudebant scolares ejusdem in pace per totam vitam ipsius
domini Adae & quatuor annis post mortem ejusdem, usquedum magister
lohannes de Reigham comissarius Cancellarii Universitatis Oxonie & magister
lohannes de Reigham^ procurator Universitatis cum alia multitudine magna
de Universitate circa annum domini 1337 insurrexerunt contra paucos socios
dicti collegii, qui fuerunt domi, & dictos Iibros abstulerunt a dicto collegio, non

40 audentibus illis tantae multitudini resistere,nec etiam tantam injuriam querelare,
& sic sine alio titulo Universitatis habuerunt Iibros predictos in duobus cistis
reclusis, & dictum collegium tam libris quam pecunia pro eis soluta nequiter
defraudatur. Cameram vero predictam, postquam ipsa fuerat aedificata, fecit
dictus dominus Adam praepositus & socii dicti collegii, rectores dictae ecclesiae,
firmiter serari cum duobus seris, quarum claves permanserunt penes dictum
collegium & sic ad dictam cameram praepositus, socii & eorum ministri & nulli
alii habuerunt ingressum & egressum liberum cum volebant ; unde magister
Willelmus de Daventre, nunc praepositus dicti collegii 28 annis jam elapsis,

of Trokelo'we ; sends a message to the Bursar of Univ. Col), that a bag of hops
was sent to him in November last.

* MS. : afiferet.

* The same man could not be proctor and commissary. There must be some
mistake. — Ed.

Feb. 16-18.] VOLUME CXXV, PAGES 19-25 245

quando fuit procurator redituum ipsius collegii emit multum meremium &
tabulas quamplures, quas tunc temporis posuit in camera praedicta quorum
aliqua fuerunt post assumpta per dictum collegium ad suos usus & aliqua
jacent adhuc in ipsa camera, quae valent 60 solidos ad minus, nisi fuerint
pejorata vel diminuta postquam Cancellarius Oxonie & regentes in Artibus
fregerant ostium camerae supradictae. Ex praemissis patet quod Universitas
Oxoniae nunquam habuit usum dictae camerae, nee fuit intentio dicti episcopi
quod Universitas unquam habuisset usum illius camerae, sed tamen rector &
dicti capellani sub eis habuissent custodiam tam camerae quam librorum
& scolares ingressum ad eosdem libros, si dicta cantaria fuisset perfecta, 10
& dicti libri fuissent ibidem cathenati, sicut est praedictum. En quam
injuste detinet Universitas, ut videtur, libros praedictos & quantam injuriam
Cancellarius Oxonie & regentes predicti intulerunt noviter dicto coUegio &
sociis ejusdem per fracturam ostii dictae camerae & ablationem serarum
ejusdem ac ingressum in dictam cameram, praeter & contra voluntatem
& assensum dicti collegii, praeter contumelias & opprobria, quae sociis dicti
collegii tam in judicio quam extra fecerunt & praeter alia gravamina multo
plura ut in aliis bullis & cedulis plane liquet.

Memorandum. I restored the said Paper to Mr. Fysher the very same
day, viz. at night, being Sunday, Feb. 15. .20

Feb. 17 (Tu.). JM^. James Sotheby wrote me word from London,
Dec. 27, 1 7 15, that he had consulted Robert of Gloucester in the Cott.
Library & returned what follows to my Enquiry. Where Anthony a Wood
had his fragment of the Conflict, he could not say ; in the Cotton it is

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