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called Holderness, and he there calls them Constables of Burton-Con-
stable. Some call him barely Cuthbert Constable, Esq., but others,
because he now enjoys the Seigniory of all Holderness, or the Honour 30
of Albemarl (which formerly belonged to the Earls of Albemarl, and after
to Stafford D. of Buckingham, who was attainted 13 Hen. VIII) give him
the name of Honourable.

Ml", Constable begs that I would make what inquiry I can about
Mr. Abraham Woodhead at Oxford and elsewhere. He says there is one
Dean at London, but he is very old and superannuated, and so cannot
be depended upon ; he was one of M^, Woodhead's executors, and might,
if he was still of sound memory, be able to give one several particulars of
his life.

Sept. 15 (Tu.). Yesterday, Alderman Wise was elected Mayor of the 40
City of Oxford for 1731, and M^ Law, a mercer, and M'. Carter, a cutler,

Sept. 15, 1730. H, to Dr. Richard Richardson (Diaries 127. 58),^ As
Mr. Abraham Woodhead, formerly Fellow of University College, was born at
Maltham in the parish of Ambury in Yorkshire, being the son of John Wood-
head of Thornhill, R. R. being a Yorkshire Man may be able to supply some
details additional to the account of Mr. Woodhead in Athenae Oxon.

* Usually spelt Lacy. — Ed.


Sept. 16 (Wed.). Mr. Constable tells me in his Letter from Queen
Square of the i^t of this month, that he cannot yet find out who D^. Con-
stable (whom I mentioned to him with so much esteem) was. He knows
very well that there are none of any note or estate in the north, except
those of Holderness and Everingham in the East Riding of Yorkshire ;
of the former he (Mr. Cuthbert Constable) is; of the latter Sir Marmaduke
Constable, an unmarried Gentleman, much of the same age as he is, and
who has no brothers ; he went, about three months before his Letter from
London, into France. He cannot but fancy that it was some other
lo person who took the name of Constable ; for if it was any of the North,
he should certainly know him. And, indeed, I myself have thought, and
do now think, that 'twas an assumed name, hut how to be satisfyed now,
I know not, my friend M^. Thomas Kimber (where D^. Constable lodged)
being now dead, and I having no (or but very little) acquaintance with
M''. Kimber's son, who rarely comes to Oxford, his Business lying abroad,
he being a Man of Note, having had his education at Doway.

Sept. 17 (Thur.). Mr. Morris, when he was with me t'other day,
told me that Bp Thomas of Worcester told him that he believed Bp Fell
knew who was the Author of The ivhole Duty of Alan, but the best
20 Information he (Bp Thomas) could get, was that 'twas written by
a sequestred Irish Divine, tho' perhaps an English man, it being usual for
English men to be preferred in Ireland.

Dr. Wall, who wrote of Infant Baptism, is lately dead. I am well
assured that this great man's Study is not worth in all above twenty
pounds. He read what he had, but had not money to purchase, and 'tis
a shame that he was not preferred.

Madam Reading of Sion College is lately dead. She was the second
wife of Mr. Wm Reading, Keeper of Sion College Library. The said
Mr. Reading hath lately published two volumes of Sermons (a Course
go for the whole year) and dedicated them in a long dedication to Di". Wake,
archbishop of Canterbury, who sent him for it a bank-note of twenty libs.,
the archbishop's letter relating to wct Mr. Reading hath printed.'

Mr. Reading means well, but his Sermons are heavy, and he wants
judgment much, notwithstanding M^. Sam. Parker (who likewise wanted
Judgment) hath cryed him up for a very judicious man in his Epitome of
the Ecclesiastical Historians.

To speak the truth, M"". Parker was proud, conceited, & guilty of
things very unwarrantable & not agreeable to the Principles of the most
consistent Non-jurors, nor if he had been fixt, would he have fawned,
40 cringed & flattered as he did lucri causa.

Ml'. Parker's eldest son, Samuel, is a leather-gilder by Trade, & served
his whole time in London, but he is now Clarke of Magd. Coll., being
made so by D"". Buder about Easter Term last, by the obsequious flattery

Sept. 16, 1730. William Brome to H. (Rawl. 3, 146). Asks that letters
to him should be superscribed by the Abbington Bag ; otherwise they are carried
round by London, and every letter costs seven pence. [See also Diary, Oct. 4].

^ Hearne means ' twenty libs, with a letter relating thereto, which M' Reading, &c.'

Sept. 16-19.] VOLUME ex XVI I, PAGES 59-65 333

& cringing of his Father, Samuel Parker, so that he hath taken the Oaths
to qualify himself, & hath left off his Trade, at the same time that
a younger brother, Richard Parker, hath left a Scholarship at Lincoln
College & thrown off his Gown, that (as I am told) he may avoid the
Oaths. The father is much blamed for perswading. at least permitting,
one to take the Oaths, & hindering the other from taking them ; for the'
he did well in not letting the younger take them, yet he was very weak in
making Interest for him to be Scholar of Lincoln College, and afterwards
in pulling off his Gown, while he is as yet a boy, as it were, and unpro-
vided for otherwise, when it would have been far better to have put him lo
to a Trade.

Sept. 18 (Fri.). What is said above about Mr. Samuel Parker, the
father, is not so much my own opinion as that of others. As he used to
speak much against D"". Hickes, M*". Collier, &c., so such particular notice
was taken thereof, that he was severely animadverted upon for it, at least
he found the Effects of it, viz. a sort of contempt, especially after his
warping upon the Death of D"". Lloyd, Bp of Norwich, and his singular
behaviour at the publick Churches, where he continually rose up and
made odd Motions at the immoral Petitions, by wcl^ he not only disturbed
the Congregations, who used to make complaints thereof, but gave much 20
Offence to honest Men. 'Tis true, he never took the Oaths, but then
those that were both Non-Jurors & abstained from the publick Churches,
looked upon him as only half a Non-Juror and a Schismatick, and this
he knew full well, to his great uneasiness ; as he was likewise uneasy at
other Things, particularly that he should give such weak advice to
Madam Cherry about disposing her Husband's MSS., quite contrary
to his Will and Design. When he was upon his Death Bed, he said he
had a heavy load upon him, as I have heard, for I knew nothing of his
Illness till after his death ; & it seems his son Richard's case particularly
affected him. 3°

He taught his son Richard to rise up also & make odd Motions at
Church, tho' (I think) he did not so when he wore a gown, and was
Scholar of Lincoln College.

Sept. 19 (Sat.). Richard Topham, Esq., Keeper of the Records in
the Tower of London, is dead. He was a man very curious in Classical
Learning, and being a Batchelour & very rich, he made a very fine
Collection of Books and Prints, but was very little versed in our Records.
When I was printing Livy, he happened to be in Oxford, a little before
Dr. Mill died, with D^. Cave, and being at the publick Library, D"". Cave
was pleased to talk much to me, and parting from me, says he, * I came 4°
purposely to Oxford to see that young Man,' pointing to me, and added
that if he had had me with him, he could have done much greater matters
than he did ; in reference to wct it must be known that when I was Bach,
of Arts, Di". Cave endeavoured to get me to be his Amanuensis, & wrote

Sept. 19, 1730. Baker to H. (Raw!. 23. 55). {See Diary, Sept. 27 and
28.] ' I doubt our friend D"^. Tanner is in a bad state of health. M''. Harbin
(now with me) presents his service.'


to D"". Mill on that account, but the D^". would not let me go, being un-
willing to part with me, nor indeed had I any inclination ; so he sent to
him one I. Odyll, M.A. of Edmund Hall.

Sept. 20 (Sun.). M^. Lawrence Echard, Archdeacon of Stow, Pre-
bendary of Lowth in the Church of Lincoln, and Rector of Rendlesham
and Sudborne in Suffolk, is lately dead. He was an ingenious as well
as laborious Author, having published the Roman History in five
Volumes Z"^^, an Ecclesiastical History in Folio, the History of England
in Folio, the Gazetteer in 8^"^ with many others. His History of
lo England is but mean, the first parts being taken from common books
that are in everyone's hands, and the latter part from News Papers.
Had he been versed in MSS. & curious that way, & consulted such Books
as have been published exactly from them, his Performance might have
been exquisite. He could not write Latin in any tolerable manner.

Sept. 21 (Mon.). M'". West coming to Oxford last night, he sent me
a very rare thing (which I do not remember to have ever seen before) all
printed in a red letter in 2 sheets, 4*", intituled : ' The Bloody Court or
the Fatall Tribunall; being a brief History and true Narrative of the
strange Designs, wicked Plots, and Bloody Conspiracies, carryed on by
20 the most sordidest, vile, and Usurping Tyrants, in these late Years of
Oppressions, Tyranny, Martyrdome and Persecutions; Discovering the
poisonous Asps, King-killing Basilisks, weeping Hypocrites and devouring
Caterpillars, who in their Damnable Treasons have far surpassed the
Powder-Conspiracy, secretly contriving but openly acting the Murther
of our late Gracious King Charles, the mine of all the Royal Issue, the
overthrow of all our Laws, the blowing up of all Parliaments, the sub-
verting of the whole State of Government ; and the setting up of a confused
Babel, watered with the blood of the KING and his People, &c.'

Neither Author nor year nor place of printing.
30 The Author, without doubt a Presbyterian. He casts all upon Papists
& Independents, & excuses the Presbyterians altogether.

Page 6. It should seem some of them [his Enemies in the Court] had
been enquiring of Lilly the Sorcerer, whether they should take away his
life, to whom he replyed That if the Head of his staff fell off. His Head
would fall off also. And the very first day the King was brought before
them, they had bewitched the Head of his staff to fall off, which made
them that were his Judges confident of success in their Treason.

M»". West at the same time lent me a thin 4*0 Vellum MS. containing
part of the Officium pitanciariae ecclesiae Elyensis ; written temp. Edw. I.

40 Sept 22 (Tu.). An extract from the said Pitanciaria :

Haec sunt festa in quibus conventus debet habere pitanciam magnam :

In die Translacionis beatae Etheldredae, de sacrista xIj. & de Tripelawe vj.
In festo Omnium Sanctorum xj. de lohanne Amisys de Berwham.
In die sanctae Katerinae xxj. iii^. de Tripelawe.
In die sancti Andreae apostoli vij. \\\d. de Tripelawe.
In die sancti Nicholay xj. de Trippelawe.

In die Concepcionis sanctae Mariae vij. y'\\\d. de Camerario & de Trippe-
lawe VJ.

Sept. 19-22.] VOLUME CXXVU, PAGES 65-72 335

In die sancti Thomae Gantuariensis archiepiscopi xj. de Camerario.
In die Epiphaniae domini \\s. \'\\\d. de Trippelawe.
In die Cathedracionis sancti Petri vs. de ecclesia de Melton.
In dominica Palmarum xj. de tr . . bus le .... in parochia Omnium Sanc-
In die sancti Albani \\s, \'\\\d. de Trippelawe.
In die Ascensionis Domini \\s. \md. [de] Beckedale in Swafham.
In die Deposicionis beatae Etheldredae xij. de sacrista.
In Passione apostolorum Petri & Pauli \s. de ecclesia de Meltone.
In die sanctae Sexburgae xj. de Sutfollie, sed modo de Trippelawe. lo

In die sanctae Wythburgae viiij. de Trippelawe.
In die sancti Petri ad vincula \s. de ecclesia de Sutburne.
In die sancti Laurencii xiiij. iiii^. de Trippelawe.
In die Assumpcionis beatae iNIariae xxvij. y'md. de sacrista.
In die Nativitatis beatae Mariae \s. de ecclesia de Sutburne.

Haec sunt anniversaria in quibus dantur pitanciae :

In anniversario lohannis de Hemmygston xiiij. iiii^f. de Lakyngh'.

In anniversario Ysabellae Cresy xij. ii^. de parte redditus villae & de quodam
in Wythforde xii^.

In anniversario Galfridi de Burgo episcopi xxvij. viii^. de assartis de 20
Somerysham & habebit conventus eodem die bonam pitanciam & potagium de
Rys & bonam servisiam per duos dies.

In anniversario Willelmi episcopi post Natale xxvij. viii^. de assartis
de Somerysham prioris & habebit conventus omnia sicut in anniversario
Galfridi predicti.

In anniversario Eustachii episcopi xiiij. iiii^. de sacrista de Berkynge &
habebit conventus pitanciam & servisiam per unum diem.

In anniversario Ricardi regis liiij. \\\\d. de maneriis quondam Oseberti de
Longocampo in Leueringtone & Ricardi Lovedai in Elm. & habebit conventus
omnia sicut in anniversario Galfridi episcopi. 30

In anniversario Hugonis prioris xj. de Trippelawe.

In anniversario Walteri prioris xxj. de terra de Kenteforde.

In anniversario lohannis de Funteys episcopi, et in anniversario Hugonis de
Norwalde episcopi v marcas de Parva Haddon.

Festa sunt haec & dies in quibus conventus debet habere cervisiam
caritatis :

Dies sanctae Fidis virginis

Sanctorum Dyonisii Rustici & Eluf^'

Apostolorum Symonis & ludae

Dominica prima Adventus 40

Dominica secunda Adventus

Item .0. Emanuel ^

In die sancti Vincencii martiris

In die Conversionis Pauli apostoli

Dominica prima Quadragesimae

Dominica Mediae Quadragesimae

In festo sancti Gregorii

In die sancti Benedicti abbatis

Dominica in ramis palmarum

In vigilia Paschae 50

In die apostolorum Philippi & lacobi

In vigilia Pentecostes

In die sancti Augustini episcopi

In die sancti Botolphi

' Hearne writes ' .0. & ella.*


In Commemoracione sancti Pauli

In die sanctae Margaretae

In die sancti lacobi apostoli

In die sancti Bartholomei

In decollacione sancti lohannis Baptistae

In die sancti Ethelwaldi

In die sancti Mathei apostoli

In die sancti leronimi presbiteri.

In this Book was ' Copia cartarum & instrumenlorum de omnibus

10 redditibus et proventibus ad istud officium pitanciariae pertinencium '.

But there is now only part of it, tho' that is pretty large. In this Book in

the said Copia are some remarkable particulars relating to the Tithes of

Little Hadham.

[Returned it back to M^. West on Wed. morning, Sept. 23, 1730,
he being then at my Room.]

Sept. 24 (Thur.). From the Northampton Mercury for Mond.,
Sept. 21 : —

We hear from Cambridge that they have not thought fit at Clare Hall to
comply with the will of the late D'. Green, so far as directed the anatomizing
20 his Body and setting his Skeleton in the Library, for Decency's sake ; but
have on the contrary caused his Body to be interred.

Sept. 26 (Sat.). . M'". West went out of town into Northamptonshire
yesterday, after 3 Clock in the Afternoon. Before he went he told me that
Mr. Hoblin, a Gentleman Commoner of Corpus Xti College, had given
or rather sold him a MS. Copy of the Statutes of the University of Cam-
bridge. The said Copy is (it seems) an Abridgment only, but much
larger than the printed Abstract.

MJ. West also told me a Gentleman of Merton College had given him
a Copy of Merton College Statutes.
30 Mr. West likewise told me that he had got from M^". Rawlins of Pop-
hills the MSS. Papers of M^". Wood that he, the said M^, Rawlins, shewed
me about a year since, at wch time however M'. Rawlins told me he would
not part with them, & since he told me by Letter he would serve me to the
utmost of his Power, insinuating that he would lend me any Papers
he had.

The before-mentioned M''. Hoblin hath purchased D^, Sleech, lately
Fellow of Eaton's Books for 150 libs., most of w^b are Divinity, & 'tis no
choice Collection. It is supposed it was by the advice of his Tutor
M'". Burton, Fellow of Corpus X^i College, a man that sets up for
40 a reformer of Discipline in the University, but in such indiscreet a manner
that he is looked upon as little better than crazed. M''. Hoblin (it seems)
is rich & lays much money out in books.

Mr. West's eldest sister Mary, a most handsome young Woman, of
about 22 years of age, was married on Thursday, the lo*^ of this month,
to Mr, Razer, a young Gent, of about the same age. who M"". West told
me is a Merchant. They were (it seems) perfectly in love with one

Sept. 27 (Sun.). In Bp Humphreys's Papers that I am now printing,
is an abstract of M"". Charles Jones's will, but there is nothing more con-

Sept. 22-29.] VOLUME CXXVII, PAGES 72-82 337

cerning him in them, as they came from the Bp of Peterborough to
Mr. Baker. Ar. Baker's Letter, Sept. 19.

They have no Register at King's College except of those of the
Foundation, where M^ Baker meets with none of the name of Morrice.
But in the University Register he finds Tho. Morris, Coll. Regal.,
takes the Degree of Bac. of Arts, an. 1683, 4. I know not whether
M^. Morrice of Worcester's name be Thomas. M"". Baker does not find
he proceeded Mr of Arts. He believes him (as I do) to be the same, for
in Mr. Kettlevvell's Life, Append., p. 30, at the Diocese of Worcester,
M"". Thomas Maurice, Curate of Claines & Minor Canon, occurs in the 10
List of Sufferers.

Dr. Green, who made so odd a will, took the Degree of D.D. when the
King [Geo. II] was at Cambridge, and is not related to the Bp of Ely
(usually called, from his Effeminateness, Miss Green, who wrote the Life
of Hen. Wharton before his Sermons, in w<*^ as I remember, he hath
omitted M"". Wharton's Specimen of Errors in Burnett's History of the
Reformation, published under the name of Anthony Harman), being
a Staffordshire man, where he died, and the Bp of Norfolk.^

Sept. 28 (Men.). M^. Gilbert Gardiner, who is one of the Almsmen "
of Mr. Stone's Hospital in S<^. Clement's near Oxford, was born in 1664. 20
This man hath been stark blind a great many years, yet he walks all over
Oxford (by himself) very often, & dresses & nourishes his garden himself,
& sells things out of it without assistance, distinguishing and ordering all
Things with as much exactness as any one that can see. He is a very
hearty, hale man.

By M^. Wood's Account of Lynacre's Book, he seems not to have seen
it. Mr. Baker is apt to think he may have mistaken its being English
for the English edition. The English Edition of the only Book of
Grammar that M''. Baker hath seen was printed 1524. At the end of the
book thus: Thomae Linacri Angli de emendata Structura, sive de Con- 3°
structionis figurts Liber Sexius. Londini apud Richardu?ti Pynsotium
mense Decembri M D XXILLI, cum Privilegio Regio, 4*0. This Edition,
copied by all the following Editions, M^. Baker was possessed of, & had
he not given it to S*. John's College Library (with many more old Books)
it should (he says) have been at my service. But he thinks himself at
liberty to lend it out, and if it may be of any use to me or my Friend, it
shall be ready, he says, for me. It is the only Copy of that Edition
he ever saw.

^B. I mentioned it to M'". Baker upon account ofM^. Brooks of Braze-
nose, who wanted the English Book. But M^. Brooks since told me that 4°
they have the Book in Latin in Brazennose Coll. Library, w^ti is sufficient
for his friend, so I will excuse M''. Baker's trouble.

Sept. 29 (Tu.). Mr Abraham Woodhead, Fellow of Univ. College,
made a most excellent Speech upon beginning the Foundation of the
Building of the west side of University College Quadrangle, anno 1634.
This building was begun Apr. 14, 1634, according to Wood, p. 65,

^ Hearne's meaning is * and the bishop being of Norfolk ', — Ed.
VOL. X. X.


M"", Taylor of Univ. Coll. told me yesterday 'tis in their College Register,
and that M'". Thomas Walker, then Master, hath wrote over against
it, that M"". Woodhead was Author.

Yesterday, at nine Clock in the morning, called upon me Charles Gray
of Colchester, Esq., the same that some years since gave me a Copy of
a beautiful! Roll of the Estates of Glastonbury Abbey at the Dissolution,
w®*! I have printed at the end of Peter Langtoft, tho' without M"". Gray's
name, he being not willing it should be mentioned.

He is a Barrister of Law, & now takes great delight in collecting
lo & considering old Coins. He is of opinion that Camalodunum is Col-
chester. I urged him to write the antiquities of Colchester ; he said they
wanted materials.

He said Mr. Holman of Halstede in Essex hath got large Extracts of
Domesday Book and other Records relating to the County of Essex.
These Extracts were probably S^" Simonds D'Ewes's. This Holman is
a Puritan, I think a Presbyterian Teacher.

The said Holman hath also a great many old Chartularies and other
Curiosities. in Antiquity. Perhaps these likewise (at least some of them)
belonged to Sir Simonds D'Ewes.
20 This Holman is a mean Scholar. Some years since he collected and
drew up an account in a particular manner of the History and Antiquities
of Essex, but instead of publishing it, he makes Money of it by taking
Fees of such as come to him for Resolution, of w<^ sort there are many,
& should he print it his Trade that way would be spoiled.

Mr. Gray hath many deeds of lands in Ginge Lowndre in Essex, but
nothing in Ginge Atteston.

Mr. Gray is a married man & but young.

The old Congregation House near S*. Marie's church, Oxon., & in the
cimitery of the said Church, was formerly called ' Semly Hows '} So in
30 Mr. West's MS. fol. in vellum relating to Mancestre in Warwickshire.

Sept. 30 (Wed.). The Coin above-mentioned ' given me by M''.
Gray is a Silver one of Marseilles ; on the front of wct is Dianae caput
cum arcu Sf pharetra & just under her chin the Letter H.

From the Northampton Mercury for Sept. 28 :^-

The late Richard Topham, Esq., did by his Will bequeath his Library worth
about 7,000 libs, to the Cotton \(iuaere\ Library at Cambridge.

Oct. 1 (Thur.). Di". Knight succeeded D^". Thomas Tanner as Pre-
bendary in the Seventh Stall.

In Caius's Annals it is sayd in words at length — Resignavit officium
^o custodis Thomae Legge, Artium magtstro, viro gravi atqiie docto et custodi
decimo nono, 27" die /unit, 7/7; ; & yet M^. Baker hath observed no other
differences in the Catalogues of Caius College than that Thomas Bacon
in the Annals is numbered twice, first as M' of Gonville Hall, «fe then
(upon the new foundation) as M^ of Gonville & Caius College. M^.
Baker's letter 0/ Aug. 16.

This afternoon, at 2 Clock, was a Convocation to continue D'*. Edw.

* i. e. Assembly House. — Ed.

2 No coin has been mentioned. — Ed.


Sept. 29-Oct. 5.] VOLUME CXXVII, PAGES 82-89 339

Butler, President of Magd. Coll., Vice-Chancellour another year, being his
3'"'l year. Pro-vice-chancellours are D^ Dobson. President of Trin. Coll.,
Dr. Shippen, Principal of Brasnose, D^ Mather, President of Corpus, and
Dr. Morley, Rector of Lincoln College.

Oct. 2 (Fri.). Mr. Worthington has made Collections for the Parochial
Antiquities or History pf Cambridgeshire. I do not know if he intends
to print ; they are yet very imperfect. He has given a good many Books
to the Publick Library at Cambridge, & at this present is giving more.
He has an Estate left him by his father at Moulton in Suffolk, about 40
or 50 lib. per an., which by his own Frugality maintains him handsomely, 10
& will at his death, I presume, come to his sister's children, with whom
he lives in great Retirement.

Oct. 3 (Sat.). Samuel Gale, Esq., tells me in a Letter from London,
Sept. 8, 1730, that Antiquities at present seems to be a little upon the
Decline amongst them at London, they having lost several of their learned
Members by death and other accidents ; but they are waiting with
Impatience for a Curious Dissertation upon Abery and Stonehenge, from
D'. Stukeley, in which (he is told) there will appear some amazing

^B. This is D^. Stuckley, whom I have formerly mentioned. He was 20
a Physician, but is now in Orders and hath a Living. He is a fancifull
man and looked upon as beside himself.

Oct. 4 (Sun.). D'*. Humphrey Humphreys was translated from the
see of Bangor to Hereford in a pretty advanced age, when infirmities
were coming upon him ; which meeting with a sanguine constitution
made him not so conversable as in his younger days ; so my friend
M^. W™ Brome did not often wait upon him. When M"". Brome was
with him, he discoursed very learnedly of Antiquities, English, & Welsh,
& would give him the Welsh Etymons of Places in their County, which

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