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of Hen. Ill, where D^. Gale broke of, to an. 1300, copied by some young
man, but it seems it was never compared. The D^. knows nothing of
Hemyngford's Vita Edwardi II.

He knows nothing more (he said) of Nicholas Ferrar than what is in 20
Walton's Life of Herbert.

April 27 (Mon.). I never heard D^. Stratford of X* Church say any
Thing about Prince Charles, tho' he used to speak very freely of his
Grandmother, Mary Queen of Scotland, as a very lewd Woman, whereas
I believe (and so I used to tell him) the quite contrary. But tho' the D^.
never discoursed me about the Prince, yet D^". Tanner did tell me on
Saturday last that he had had a Discourse with D^". Stratford upon the
Subject, of wcb the letter of Prince Charles's to the Duke of Buckingham
that I printed treats, but whether D^". Tanner ever mentioned that Letter
to Dr. Stratford, I know not. Neither can I tell what D"". Stratford's 30
opinion in that point was. This however I am apt to think, that
D^". Tanner inclined in his discourse with the Dr. to that opinion wch will
make the Prince's visit of the Lady to have been with a design to lye with
her, because the D^". told me that his design of bringing the letter to
Oxford was for no other end but to shew it to D^. Stratford & to convince
him of the Truth of what he had been telling him ; but it seems he never did
shew it him, having not had an opportunity. But after he brought it to
Oxford, he let M^. Willis have it to see what he thought of it, and indeed
Browne Willis did think it was an amorous Intriegue contrived by the
Duke of Buckingham, & so he told me when he shewed it me, whereas I 40
presently said that I was of quite another mind and did not believe that
the Prince's Virtue was at all sullyed in this Affair, whatever the Duke
designed in it. The King indeed was displeased with the Prince, and the
Prince desired his Letter might have been concealed, but then it was not
because the Prince had been any way debauched, but because the Lady
was one that had some way or other disobliged the King, and he therefore
did not care that the Prince should have any Conversation with her. It
must indeed be granted that the Lady, being very beautifull, did perhaps
endeavour to tempt and allure the Prince, but notwithstanding all her


Charms, he resisted her, just as Joseph did his mistress, and came off
unspotted, as I have insinuated at the end of Trokelowe.

April 28 (Tu.). M^ West hath told M^. Thomas Rawlins of
Pophills in Warwickshire that he hath lately met with a large folio
Volume of the Antiquities of Yorkshire by L^ Fairfax. So M^. Rawlins,
in a Letter to me from Stratford upon Avon, April i6, 1730. Inquire
what it should be, for M^. West never yet said anything to me
about it.

]Mr. Driffyn, a young Gentleman of X* Church, told me last night of
10 a Gentleman of Yorkshire that hath three large folio MSS. volumes
relating to Fountains Abbey. But he said he did not care to let them go
out of his hands because his Estate was included in them. I take them to
be Leiger Books extracted from Registers. M^". Driffyn did not tell me
the Gentleman's name.

April 29 (Wed.). Roger Gale, Esq., in his Letter from London of
the 14*^ of last Month, told me that immediately upon Receipt of
a Letter I had wrote to him about Hemyngford, being desirous to give
me a positive answer, he consulted his Catalogue of MSS. that he hath in
Town, but not finding this Historian there, he wrote to his brother in
30 Yorkshire to consult his other Catalogue that lyes with his books, least
this omission of him in that which he had perused might be only an
oversight in transcribing it ; but he assured him by a letter that came to
him the night before the date of his letter that it is wanting both in the
Catalogue and among the MSS. in the country, w^li makes him conclude
it was, one among others, that had been lent out to somebody, who had
not the honesty to return it before his father's death. Had it been in his
possession (he says) I should have most freely commanded it.

April 30 (Thur.). Nicholas Corsellis, Esq., late of Line. Coll. Oxon.,
where he took the Degree of Bach, of Law (having been before Gentleman
30 Commoner) tells me from Layer Marney near Kelvedon in Essex, in his
Letter of Feb. 3, 1729, that I should very much oblige him if when
I meet with any Authorities for Corsellis's bringing Printing into England,
I would communicate them to him. I told him of Mr, Bagford's papers
in my Lord Oxford's hands.

May 1 (Fri.). Lent me by Thomas Ward, of Barford near Warwick,
Esq., Dec. 22, 1729, a rental folio MS. of Paper : —

Warrewick. Rentale ibidem renovatum mense Februarii anno regis Henrici
Octavi tercio.

Castell strete ; burgagium. De uno mesuagio quondam lohannis Brome et

April 29, 1730. James West to H. (Rawl, 11. 161) [see Diary, May 10].
' My Correspondence with M''. Burton of Corpus is but slender. I once
desired him to send mo a Copy of a Letter said to be from you to M"^. Cherry,
now in Bodley, that I might be able to silence the Cavils of Unreasonable
Men who are willing to catch at any Circumstance to blast the Characters of
those whose seeming friends they pretend to be. But D'. Richardson hath
satisfied them, I hope.'


Apr. 27-May 1.] VOLUME CXXV, PAGES 106-113 271

postea Galfridi Rous, situate ibidem ex parte occidentali dicti vici quod
solebat reddere per annum xj., modo nichil quia conceditur heredibus
Roberti Brome in excambium pro manerio de Faryngdon absque aliquo inde
reddendo xj.

• Altum paviamentum; burgagium ibidem. De magistro lohanne Rous
capellano de redditu unius burgagii ibidem nuper Galfridi Rous patris sui,
situati ex parte australi dicti vici inter mesuagium domini nuper in tenura
Henrici Landesdale ex parte occidentali et burgagium heredum Willelmi
Payneswyke ex parte orientali, et reddit per annum y\\d. qua., solvendos ad
eundem diem vii<^. qua. 10

Altum paviamentum ; burgagium ibidem. De lohanne Grey pro firma
unius mesuagii domini nuper in tenura Henrici Landesdale & antea Simonis
Grove, situati ex parte australi dicti vici inter dictum burgagium lohannis
Smyth ex parte occidentali et burgagium magistri lohannis Rous supradicti
ex parte orientali, et solebat reddere per annum xxvij. viii^. et modo con-
ceditur predicto lohanni Grey per litteras domini regis durante minori aetate
G. nunc Comitis Warr' xxvij, \md

Streets and Lanes in Warwick according to the said Rental : (i) Castell
Street, (2) Bretayn, (3) Altum Paviamentum, (4) Juery, (5) Northegate
Street, (6) Waldychestrete, (7) Circa altum forum, (8) Horsecheping, 20
(9) Westrete, (10) Walkerslane, (11) Quenewelstrete, (12) Lethenhull,
(13) Hoggesford, (14) Saltesford, (15) Smythestrete, (16) Vicus sancti
Nicholai, (17) Coton, (18) Ultra pontem Millestrete, (19) Warytrestrete,
(20) Crossestrete, (21) Muyton, (22) Bereford, (23) Woddecote, (24) Wode-
lowe, (25) Forum, (26) Mustoote, (27) Firm'.

At the same time M'". Ward lent me a Vewe of Wes/on park in Hart-
fordshire, as follows: —

Thys is the vewe taken within the parke of Weston by Baldok in the
Coonte of Hertford, now in the kynges handes owr souerayn lord, the iii day
of Januarii in the xxii''^ yere of kyng Herre the vii*^, by Rawff Farclow 3^
gentylman, Thomas Devynysche, Rechard Isod, John Harmer, John Bamford,
Thomas Underwod yomen, Wyllyam Isod, Wyllyam Warant,Wyllyam Rombold,
Thomas Isod, John Irlond, & Robert Wurant, sayth that at the day of the
makyng herof that ther wer within the sayd park uppon ther' onesty by ther'
parfyt syght of all maner dere receuyd & acampyd viii^^ dere and as for the
lodyche ^ within the said parke the forsayd Rawff & hys Company saythe that
yt ys in decay of alle thynges touchyng reparacyons of the sayd hows and
abovvt the lodyche to the some of xl mark. Farthermer the sayd Rawff & hys
Company saythe that the heddysche "^ of the sayd park ys in decay of heddy-
schyng whych most nedes be mad xx score polle whyche wylle cost every 40
polle \\\d. & the old wod. In wyttnes to thys they, [e]ven the sayd Rawff &
hys company, hath set to ther seles the day & yere above wrytten.

May 1, 1730. Rev. Edward Acton to H. (Rawl. i. i). Writes that
Thomas Hinton died on April 3, aged 72, and that E. A. has bought 'since
his decease that valuable collection of books publisht by you '. He desires to
be a subscriber for the future and to be entered in the list as ' Edward
Acton, LL.B., Rector of Bentworth in Hampshire and Chaplain to the Right
Hon^i® Talbot, Earl of Sussex'.

^ i. e. lodge. ^ i. e. hedge.


Also at the same time he lent me the following grant, written on
vellum :

[Then follows (i) a grant by John Seyntalbones chaplain, John Boteler
de Wereslee & John Clerk de Erdelee to Mathew Rede and Henry Rede
• civibus & arinariis London ' & to Thomas Blount of all their lands and
tenements in the town & fields of Clothale in Herts., together with a mediety
of the advowson of the hospital of Clothale, which the said John Seyntalbones,
John Boteler and John Clerk, together with Robert Broy of Waliyngton, now
dead, lately had of the gift and feoffment of Henry Bottele of Clothale.
10 Witnesses, William Vyntner, John Edeham, John Walsh, Hugh Dim, Richard
Clyfton, William Brid, Thomas Everard, William Walkerne, Thomas
Walkerne. Dated at Clothale, Dec. 28, 9 Hen. IV.

(2) A release and quitclaim by Robert Bottele of Great Stokton to Henry
his father, and Walter his son and the heirs and assigns of the said Walter of
all his right in the lands in Clotehale and Baldok, held by the said Henry and
Walter. Dated at Stockton, Wednesday after the feast of St. Denys,
14 Ric. H.

(3) A grant by William Vale of Clohale to the house of the hospital of
St. INIary Magdalene in Clohale, and the brethren and Chaplains there, of two

20 acres in Clohale ; one being by the road which leads towards Eswell, one head
abutting on the land of magister Robert de Melkleye, and the other head upon
the land which was of Robert Budell ; the other acre lying between the land
of Magister Robert de Melkleye and the land which was of Robert Goling,
one head abutting on Rugweye, and the other head upon the road which leads
towards Eswell. Witnesses, Laurence de Ypegrave, Ralf de Choberlowe,
Hugh Pilat, John ' filius persone ', William Haliday, Humfrey Scot, Geoffrey

(4) A grant by John Pylat to the house of St. Mary Magdalene and the
brethren there of i\d. of rent, payable at Easter from an acre of land, which

30 Matilda daughter of Thomas son of Gilbert held in the fields of Clahale, viz.
between the land of Laurence son of Roger & the land of Laurence son of
Geoffrey, abutting against Bradestreet. Witnesses, Rob. de Ordeyswyk,
Rob. son of Laurence, Laurence son of Roger, Laurence son of Geoffrey,
Hugh Clericus, William Paschet, Walter Clericus.

(5) A grant by John Pilate of Clahalle to God and St. Mary Magdalene of
the hospital by Baldac, and the brethren there, of a rent of 6d., paid by Simon
de Brada for three acres of land in the fields of Clahall, of which one abuts
upon the cross of Hacun, and another abuts on the land of Hugh Faber, and
the other acre lies above Holecumbe by the land of Laurence son of Reginald

40 and abuts on the land of the said Simon. This rent is purchased by the
brethren, who have assigned this rent to maintain a light before the image of
St. Mary in their chapel. Witnesses, Herbert de Clahall, Robert de Ordais-
wike, Robert son of Laurence, Hugh Clericus, Adam son of Bartholomew.

(6) A grant by William Wale of Clohale to the hospital of St. Mary
Magdalene of Clohale, and the brethren and chaplains there, of half an acre of
land in the fields of Clohale, viz. that which lies between the land of William
Pascat and the land of Roger de Scalariis & abuts at one head upon Rugweye
and at the other head upon the field of Wanlington, rendering yearly \d. at
Lady Day. Witnesses, Geoffrey de Hamul ', Laurence de Ypegrave, Hugh

50 Pilat, John 'filius persone', William Haliday, Humphrey Scot, Geoffrey

(7) A grant by William Vale of Clohaulle to the house of the hospital of
St, Mary Magdalene of Clohaulle, and the brethren there, of an acre of land
in the fields of Clohaulle, one half in Esthey (with one head abutting on Lewey
and the other head on a cultura of the lord) the other half in the field towards
Ordeysuic by the land of the church of Clohaulle, the south head abutting on
Lewey. Witnesses, Adam de Ypegrave, Robert son of Laurence, Alan de

May 1-2.] VOLUME CXXV, PAGES 113-130 273

Wenlington, William Basset, Robert de Ordneyswic, Laurence son of Roger,
William Pasket, Laurence son of Geoffrey, Hugh Clericus.]

Mr. Ward at the same time lent me a MS. paper thus :

The hospytall lande

Inprimis. A capitall Measuage called the hospitall with three acres of
pasture therunto adjoininge.

A Close arrable in severall, conteininge fower acres called the Spittell Close,

Also one wood containinge twentie acres called Spittell wood.

Also fourtene acres of Meadow lienge in severall beinge in a Close called
Spittell nieade. lo

Also eight acres of arrable Land lienge in Bigrave field.

Also eight acres of arrable Land lienge in Wallington field.

There is also lienge dispersed diversly in the parishe of Clothall twentie
acres or therabouts.

Some lie in Rushden field, but the number is unknowne.

Endorsed The Hospitall land at Clothall, Sfc.

Copies of another MS. Paper I received at the same time, indorsed
Charge of Clothall :

There is a free Chappie, called The Free Chappie of Clothall in the Countie
of Hertford, to w^h doth belonge CC acres of medow, wood, pasture and 20
arrable lande lyeng in Clothall, Weston, Qiiixwood and Buckland in the
County aforesaid, now possessed by Georg Burgoyn gent and Thomas
Burgoyn gent., w^h chappie and landes are graunted in Fee to be held in socag
by Her INIajestie's Letters Patentes.

To prove that the same was such a free Chappie as ought to come to hir
Majestic by the statute of i Ed. VI, yt is certified in anno xxvi Hen. VIII to
be contributory to the payment of Firstfruites and tenths. Afterwards upon
the generall certificat of All free chappies and Chauntryes made in Anno
xxxvii Hen. VIII, it is agayn there certified by comission out of the Court of
Chauncery & returned into the Eschequir that yt was a free Chappie founded 30
for the maynetenance of a priest, of w*"^ free chappie & Landes neither of the
said M"". Burgoynes have any estate from hir Highnes or any hir progenitors :
both the said Certificates and Inquisitions are remayning of record in the

Likewise the following Paper, indorsed Chartre foi- Bridewell . &(
St. Thomas Hospitall in Southwarke :

[Letters Patent of June 26, 7 Ed. VI, by which the King grants to the
Mayor and Comminalty of London the mesuage or manor of Bridewell and
other lands of the Savoy Hospital to the value of ^450 per annum.

Letters Patent of Aug. 12, 5 Ed. VI, about the hospital of St. Thomas in 40

Also the following papers, indorsed Grant for fishe at Rye:

[Grant by Edward III, to John, Abbot of Stanley in Wilts. & the monks
there, of the King's profit of the fishing vessels of Rye, called Kingeshares.
Westminster, Apr. 28, 37 Ed. III.

Grant by Edward III to the same Abbot and monks of the advowson of
the church of Rye, and the tithe of fish there, called Christes-shares. West-
minster, Apr. 28, 37 Ed. III.]

May 2 (Sat.). S*. Augustin was the first Interpreter and Expounder
of Aristotle, as was long since observed by Roger Bacon, as we are 50
informed by Br. Twyne, Apol, p. 355.



Co7npuUim Evangelii & Dionysii differed 22 years, viz. Dionysius's
Computation was 2 2 years before that of Evangelium., and the Compntiwi
Evangeliihtg'iXi the year at the Nativity or, as others, at the Circumcision,
but that of Dionysius at the Conception of our Saviour. Of this you may
see a valuable note of Br. Twyne's in p. 208 of his Apologia, M^. Twyne
being a great Philosopher & Mathematician, as well as Antiquary, as
I have seen from some of his MSS. Collections, tho' (it may be) he had
some of his mathematical Learning from the famous M^". Thomas Allen,
of Gloucester Hall, now called Worcester College, who was most certainly
10 a very great man in Mathematicks, Philosophy, History, and Antiquities,
and 'tis very much to be lamented that he did not publish Books, since
he was every way so highly capable. He is talked of at Worcester
College to this day, and D^. Mill (Principal of Edmund Hall) would
sometimes go to Gloucester Hall, as would others also, to see his Room,
& Dr. Benj. Woodroffe (late Principal of Gloucester Hall) would always
talk of this great man to such Scholars as visited him, & he would either
shew them his Chamber or at least point towards it.

May 3 (Sun.). Roger Hoveden, the famous Historian, was an
Oxford man. He flourished (according to Bale) anno 1204. And even

20 Robert Parsons observes, in his book against Sir Francis Hastinge, that
he was a Doctor of Div. & Principal Reader of Divinity at Oxford in the
time of Richard I, and that then he wrote at large the Life of S^. Thomas
as it is exstant in his History. See Twyne, p. 227.

As for the said History of Hoveden, it was published by Sir Henry
Savile. Walter of Coventry was only a Transcriber (at least for the
greatest part) of Hoveden, and therefore there is no reason to publish
him, since there is nothing material in him but what we have already in
Hoveden. But then, whereas this Walter continued Hoveden, it might be
very proper to set out that Continuation, of wct I have a Copy from

30 a MS. in the hands of the Earl of Oxford, and indeed I intend (when
a proper opportunity offers) to print it. John Bale (in his Additions to
and Corrections of his Book, w<^li I have printed in Trokelowe) calls it
Hoveden's own, but this is a mistake, as I shall hint in my notes to Cains
de Antiq. Univ. Acad. Cant.

May 4 (Men.). D^. George Abbat, Master of University College, in
the 3rd year of his Vice-Chancellourship did this piece of service for the
University of Oxford, as to retrieve a Book of Epistles written to & by
the University, w^h had been long lost, & being found by the D"*. at
Winchester (of wet Place he was Dean) he restored it to the University,
40 and took care to have it lodged in the University Archives, as M'". Twyne
informs us in pag. 264 of his Apologia. M^". Twyne mentions this upon
account of a matter of Fact, that fell out about the year 1465.

The said Vol. of Letters is now among the University Muniments in
the School Tower. There is another Vol. of the Univ. Letters (being
a Continuation of the other volume) in Bodley's Archives A. 166, ab anno
IJ08 ad anniwi IJ97.

In old time the poorer sort of Scholars at Oxford were stiled Cham-
berdkyns or Chamberdekyns, as is observed by M"". Twyne in p. 293 of
his Apology, where he tells us that one of them was severely punished for

May 2-7.] VOLUME CXXV, PAGES 130-136 275

being kind to the Black Fryers after they had been excommunicated by
Walter Reynoldes, Archbishop of Canterbury, for their behaviour to the
University, they being indeed some of the most malicious Enemies the
University had in those days, acting as much as possibly they could
against the University Laws and Statutes, in w"^ without doubt they
mightily pleased the Townsmen, who are always against the Interest of
the University, notwithstanding they depend upon it for their Support,
These Chamberdekyns were (as I take it) of the nature of our modern
Servitours, and waited upon Gentlemen of a better Quality and Distinction
in their Chambers and other places, tho' I believe in those Times they 10
were more obedient and humble than our Servitours are now, who are
generally very haughty, and scorn to wear their proper habits, their
Gowns being not what properly belong to Servitours but to Battelars,
and their Caps (w^^ should be Thrum ^ Capps or Bonnetts) being what
(when I came first to Oxford) the Commoners wore. The said Walter
Reynolds became Archbishop a. d. 1313, and died a. d. 1327.

May 5 (Tu.). In the 2^1 Tome but 3^ vol. (p. 314) of Leland's
Collectanea are many Extracts out of Hemynford's Chronicle. His MS.
reached to 1297 and was divided almost into 300 chapters.

In Magd. Coll. Lib., Oxon., is Gualterus Gisburne de gestis Edwardi III. 20
It is 2194. 53 in the printed Catalogue. I have a Transcript of it.

In Trin. Coll. Cambr., 291. 36 Chronica Gualteri Hemingford; also
ibid. 547, 22.

In Bennet Coll. Libr. 1408. 131 Chronica Walteri Hemyngford.

Among the Duke of Norfolk's Books, vol. ii of the Catalogue of MSB.,
p. 177, is 5526. 1 01 Chronicon Gualteri Hemingford.

Also p. 217 among Hen. Jones's MSS. 7012. 9 Chronica Walteri de

In the Cotton Library, Tib. iv. 4 Chronica Walteri de Gysburne.

Also in the Cott. Library, Nero D. 11. 22 Walterus monachus 3°

Mr. Twyne, in p. 211 of his Apologia, hath several good notes about
the founding of Oxford Castle and S*. George's Church there, from the
Book of Osney, compiled (as he saith) with very great diligence by
William de Quittona,^ the Abbot. The said Castle was built by Rob.
Doyly the first (so 'tis supposed, tho' the said book does not say so) in
the year 107 1. He & Roger Iverey founded S*. George's Church anno
1074 and placed Secular Canons in it.

May 6 (Wed.).

[Extracts from Twyne's Apologia, concerning Oseney Abbey.] 4°

May 7 (Thur.). M^. Anstis, in his Letter to me of the 2ist of April,
1730, tells me (as he had done formerly) that he had the Book of Ant.

May 7, 1730. J. Worthington to H. (Rawl. 18. 48). Transcribes the

^ Thrum means ' made of yarn '. — Ed.
2 Hearne adds in the margin : ' It should be Stittona.'

T 2


Wood's Diary (wc^ is now in my Lord Oxford's Library, Mr. Anstis
having given it to him) from Mr. Dale, the Herald, many years since, in
exchange for several original letters of Wood's to D^". Pett, the King's
Advocate general for the Kingdome of Ireland, which he bought at the
Sale of his Books. The letters were mostly about his method of defending
himself against the prosecution in the Vicechancellor's Court, & desiring
his advice, and he is very sorry that he did not take copies of them. He
hath told ISl^. INIurray, who promised to make enquiry after them from
Dale's widdow. When M'. Anstis shewed that Diary to D"". Tanner

10 many years since, he wondered how it came into Dale's possession,
neither did Mr. Dale ever inform M^. Anstis of the means whereby he
obtained it. But certainly (saith ]\Ir. Anstis) Z)''. Tanner hath a continua-
tion of it. But that is only to yoiwself. He adds: I have been told that
book of mine was printed privately ; surely I am entituled to have a copy of
it to be give?i me.

I do not know that the said Diary was ever printed, but I believe M^^.
Anstis means a little book printed at Oxford by Leonard Lichfield in S'^^
many years ago, written by D^". Richard Rawlinson, who extracted it
chiefly from the Diary lent him by IM^. Anstis, & dedicated it to Dr.

20 Charlet, as I have found by one Copy, tho' the Copy I have is without
the Dedication. The D^". is now so far from being proud of this per-
formance that (as he hath told me) he gets up all the Copies he can
& committs them to the Flames.

May 8 (Fri.). M^. Twyne, p. 262 of his Apol., mentions a Letter of
Ric. II in the Book of S*. John's Hospital without East Gate, Oxon., in
the Archives of Magd. Coll, at that time in the Custody of M^. Summers.
This Letter was to prohibit the Bp of Lincoln, John Synwall's/ designed
visitation of that Hospital, because not only that Hospital, but the other
Religious Houses of Oxford, were subject to the Jurisdiction of the
30 Chancellour of Oxford.^

That book must be a very considerable thing, and I wish I had the
use of it.

The said ]\Ir. Summers was a very diligent man and I believe versed in
Antiquities, being an Acquaintance of M"". Twyne's.

May 9 (Sat.). Mr. West is apt to think M^. Anderson's Plates were
bought back by the Proprietor, M^. Paterson.

Mr. West latel}' met with fohn Elder s Letter to Robert Stuarde, bishop
of Cathenes, about the maryage of Philippe, Prynce of Spaifie, to the rnost

account of Nicholas Ferrar in the Life of George Herbert ; more might be found
in Fuller's M^orthies or Abel Redivi'vits.

May 9, 1730. T. Ward to H. (Rawl. 27 c. 276). Sends a volume for

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