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house. I do not know but the Awdelelts were benefactors to the church, one
of which (namely Margaret Awdelelt) died Sept. 7, 1522, and is buried in the
foresaid north Isle. In the same north Isle lyes buried another John Goodewyn
'with Edith his wife, which John died Oct. 6, 1463.'

April 7, 1731. George Ballard to H. (Rawl. 2. 3). Subscribes for
Hemingford. Hopes there will be an Appendix, ' since I know your Additions
are more valued by curious Persons than the Authors themselves.' In his
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visited, by the Rev. Mr. Blackbourne (formerly of Trinity College in
Cambridge) but, in direct opposition to that good Prelate's son, filled
it up, famis non famae ergo, with puerilities dressed up in bombast, un-
worthy his own or the character he writes. One was sent to the Dr.
single, of wcli he may hereafter give me a sight.

The Affairs of the Royal Society are now in such an unsettled State,
occasioned by Parties, that Learning is not regarded among them, but
Party and private Interest sway all, so that Things are deplorable.

April 8 (Thur.). I am told there is in the Archives of Magd. Coll.

lo Oxon., an account of Queen EHzabeth's Entertainment, who much loved

gossiping and shewing herself. Even when old she mightily affected

popularity, and even when turned sixty would fain be accounted very


I hear one M"". Mytton, of an ancient Family in Shropshire, has already
made large collections, and still goes on towards the antiquities of that
County, and he is represented as well qualifyed for the undertaking.

Dr. Wilkes, Fellow of Trinity Coll. Oxon., some few years since, told
me he was writing the Antiquities of Shropshire, & had surveyed the
County & designed a second Survey. But this Wilkes being often frantick,
ao I gave little heed to what he said on that head.

There were lately coined some halfpence with the letter R. omitted in
Georgius. I have not yet observed one, but I am promised one, tho'
the Government and their Emissaries begin to collect them at any rate.

April 9 (Fri.). I have not Henry I's Laws by me, but having been
told that there is something in them relating to the depriving of Bishops,
I got my friend M^. Baker of Cambridge to inspect them, who tells me
(Letter, Mar, 31st) that he hath run them over hastily, but hath not
observed any thing concerning the depriving of Bishops, but he (as said)
having constituted Bishops />^r iradiiionem Baculi et Annuli xmgh.i-po%%\b\y
30 have exercised as great a power in turning them out.

INIr. Baker knows of no Map of Cambridge older than that by
Ric. Lyne 1574, taken by Archbishop Parker's order, extant in some
few copies of the Antiquitates Brit. He knows of no entire Transcript
of Domesday Book.

April 10 (Sat.). On Saturday last died Dr. Myles Stapylton at his
Parsonage of Horspenden, alias Harding, near Henley in Oxfordshire,

collections of coins there is but one of debased metal before the time of
Hen. VIII ; it is a coin of Hen. Ill, which he sends to H. as a present.
Hopes H. will give a cut 'of the Brass coin, which he takes to be of Carausius,
though some call it a Runick coin.

April 7, 1731. Rev. John Jones to H. (Rawl. 27 C. 7). Sends informa-
tion about Nicholas Ferrar ; also inscriptions from Lhan Badarn church in

April 9, 1731. H. to Cuthbert Constable, Esq. {transcript ; Bodl. MS.
Eng. Misc. c. 88. 17). Having had no acknowledgment of his last letters, H.
suspects they may have miscarried. He has more information about Mr.
Woodhead ' which however I decline transmitting, 'till I am satisfied that the
last letters I sent came safe to you.'

April 10, 1731. T. Ward to H. (Rawl. 27 C. 277). Sends some old

Apr. 7-14.] VOLUME CXXIX, PAGES 127-134 403

formerly Fellow of All Souls College. He is the same that I have
formerly mentioned in Vol. 127, p. 28. He was buried last night in the
said Church.

Yesterday, in the afternoon, died of a strong feaver M^. Grey, a noted
Joyner of Oxford, who had been a very great sportsman, and of great
acquaintance with the Earl of Abbington and other Persons of distinction,
aged near 70. I saw and talked with him on Friday, April 2 last,
in High Street, when he was very well; but he fell ill on Monday
following, being April 5th [Buried in S*. Llary's Church, Sunday night,
April iitb.] 10

April 11 (Sun.). 77ie Pattern for young Students, &c., was presented
]\Ir. Baker of Cambridge fairly bound, but from what hand, or who is the
Author, he does not surely know, only suspects it to be wrote by young
Bowyer (son of the Printer), a very pretty youth, a Friend & acquaintance
of Ambrose Bonwicke in S*. John's College, Cambridge. This Ambrose
Bonwicke had two younger brothers of that College, but both of them
died before the Book was published, but a Friend of ]\I^ Baker's says
it was ready for the Press before the death of the youngest, & supposeth
.him to have been the Author. If so, young Bowyer was only the
Publisher. 20

April 12 (Men.). I have seen several little things, at least three or
four, of Roger Bacon printed, but they are in Chymistry or Mathematicks,
nothing in Geography, w^h I presume was never printed. Neither do
I know that his Tract dejluxu et refliixu maris Britayinici was ever yet
printed, wcb some ascribe to Walter Burley.

In the Chrofu'con Ntir ember gense, published by Hartman Schedel, &
printed by Koberger, anno 1493 (described by me in my Preface to
Rob. of Glocester), there is a map of Europe, or Germany & the parts
adjacent ; but tho' the Dimensions of England and Scotland are there
given, yet it is in Blank, not filled up with Towns & Rivers, as in most 3°
of the other parts of Europe, wct seems to imply that there was no map
of Britain so early, nor did M^. Baker ever meet with any. Nor can
I remember any.

April 13 (Tu.). The Royal Society sinks every day in its credit,
both at home and abroad, occasioned in some measure by its new
Statutes for election of foreigners and natives, by posting up their names
in the publick room for 10 weeks together, and perhaps at last with
much difficulty electing them. 'Tis observable (what I have been told
by one of the Fellows thereof) that this Society is now as much tinged
with party principles as any publick body, and Whigg and Tory are 4°
terms better known than the Naturalist, Mathematician or Antiquary.

April 14 (Wed.). Yesterday, M^". Beckett of Abbington, the Chirur-
geon, calling upon me, I asked him what he knew of the stone figure

writings with seals ; also verses on ' one Eysler, a glass painter ', founder of
a Hospital at Warwick.

April 14, 1731. Cuthbert Constable to H. (Rawl. 27 B. 221). Has
been busy attending the auctions of the books of Mr. Jett, INlr. Collins, and

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of the V. Mary with our Saviour in her Arms, said to be lately digged
up in some Gardens at Cullenham near Abbington, at wct^ time I was
also told of the Foundations of old Buildings discovered in the same
place. I guessed them to be the Remains of a Religious House, viz.
of the Benedictine Nunnery, I was formerly informed to have been
here. He said he had heard nothing of this matter, but would make

M'', Beckett hath an excellent Collection of Books relating to Tobacco.

April 15 (Thur.). Peter Le Neve's collection sold for the most part
lo at a good price.

Dr. Rawlinson bought some of them, particularly those marked R. in
a Catalogue I have.

There were only six seals in his whole Collection. These D^. Rawlinson
bought, and I am told 'twas indeed the best part. For amongst his
whims there was large rubbish.

I am told he (M^. Le Neve), or some one else for him, made no
conscience of Robbery, and that even Bodley was plundered of part of
the xivtli volume of Dodsworth.

I am assured Mr. West laid out above loo libs, among Peter le Neve's
20 MSS., and that he, indeed, and Lord Oxford, had the flower.

Mr. Ric. Roach was formerly fellow of St. John's College, Oxford, but
expelled for Non-residence about 1700. D^". Rawlinson hath found some
papers of his of a surprizing nature. He had the character of being
a learned, honest man, but (it seems) was of an unsettled head. After
he was in Orders he followed the Bourignonists, Philadelphians, French

Mr. Le Neve. Le Neve changed his will because ' M'. Anstis's son was
preferred before him', and directed that his books and MSS. should be sold,
whereas he had previously left them to the Heralds' Office. ' Your censure of
the Author of the new Prolegomena [i. e. Wetstein] to the New Testament is
very zealous, just & judicious.' In Le Neve's auction Mr. West and Mr. Bacon
bought the ' collections consisting of small pieces of paper concerning Oxford
and Cambridge '. Sends a sheet of paper in the handwriting of Abraham
Woodhead.^ ' Please to let me know where it was that I left off in giving you
an account of what venerable M"". Nicholson said of M"". Woodhead. What
is related by him as matters of fact may be of some value, but his own
reflections on M'. Woodhead's life and his puffed up Elogiums and com-
parisons of M"". Woodhead with S'. Austin and others of the primitive fathers
cannot well be brought into his life. . . Among other MSS. which I bought at
Le Neve's sale was an abstract of deeds with seals by Dodsworth ; and
M"". Bacon, who bid against me, after I bought it told me that it was part of
a MS. in the Yorkshire library at Oxford. I told him that if it was, they
should have a copy of it whenever they desired one. It contains only nine
leaves or 18 pages ; the hand is small and words contracted, as is usually seen
in old small deeds. The first page has two numbers; the lower is . . . 391,
the other is 63 ... . I know not what M"". Bacon means by the Yorkshire
Library unless he means those many volumes which were collected by Dugdale
and Dodsworth before the Civil Wars.'

April 14, 1731. Samuel Gale to H. (Rawl. 6. 60). Sends by IVIr. Dobson
the payment for Caius. Wishes to subscribe for the next book.

* Now Rawl. 27 B. 223.

Apr. 14-16.] VOLUME CXXIX, PAGES 134-136 405

Prophets, and, as far as can be guessed, dyed a Millenarian. Among
the said papers are Letters from learned men in the Latin Tongue, from
whence may be perceived when Dr. Blake, Dr. Knight, &c. were not
averse to the Philadelphian notions ; but as they have seen their errour,
Dr. Rawlinson hath some thought of committing them to the flames.

April 16 (Good Friday). M^. Creyk (I am told) has a legacy of
750 libs., and in trust for the Nonjuring Clergy 1,000 libs, from M".
Pyncorn, a maiden lady of Devonshire.

From a MS. in the hands of W^ Bedford, Esq., formerly belonging
to his Right Rev. Father, Mr. Hilkiah Bedford, was transcribed as 10
follows : —

Memorandum that Jan. 12, 170^ the Rev. M'. Cock of Durham (to whom
I had been referred for a passage relating to my Lord Chancellor Clarendon's
giving King Charles II, upon his restauration, that pernicious advice to prefer
his enemies and neglect his friends, since their principles would secure them
to him) gave me this account of that passage, viz., that he being at his kins-
man's Sir Ralph Cole's [at Branspeth] about the time that my Lord Chancellor
Clarendon was disgraced, Sir Henry Brabant of Newcastle came thither in
his way from London, and told Sir Ralph and him this passage, that he (Sir
Henry Brabant) having been to wait upon my Lord Clarendon just after his 20
disgrace, his Lordship, after telling him how kindly he took that piece of
friendship, expressed himself to this effect, that there were grievous things
laid against him, but he could bear up against all the rest, if his Majesty would
forgive him but one thing, which was that he was the person that had advised
him to prefer his enemies and neglect his friends, adding that he took that for
the cause of his own ruine, and wished it might not occasion that of many
others and at last the King's too. M'. Cock added that himself had made
a memorandum of this.

H. Bedford.

This is a faithful Copy from my father's own handwriting, Mar. 9, 173^, by 30
me, W™ Bedford.

bB. I translated it from a Copy sent me in a Letter by Dr. Rawlinson
from London, Mar. 29, 1731.

April 16, 1731. H. to the Hon. Cuthbert Constable, Esq. {transcript ;
BodL MS. Eng. Misc. c. 88. 18). Thanks for the little piece of paper, which
H. believes to be in the hand of Abraham Woodhead. The following letter
by Mr. Woodhead to Dr. Sheldon is in Dr. Tanner's possession. ' Sir, I have,
according to your good leave, taken leasure in returning you the remainder of
my debt. 'Tis now paid (five pounds) to your nephew at the Golden Key.
As for that your great charity to me in my necessities, I hope God will repay
you. M''. Walker, who was lately in good health in Paris (1 think not far
from Sir G. Radcliff's lodgings) presents his humble service to you. I and
many more should be very happy in your removall nearer us, if your con-
veniences might stand with the benefit of your friends. Meanwhile, Sir, let
me beg the help and charity of your prayers; your very much obliged
& obedient servant, A. Woodhead. Dec. 2, Haddham Hall.' Dr. Tanner
guesses it was written in 1657 or 1658. Dr. Tanner has nothing about the
authorship of Ihe Whole Duty of Man except a letter from Tim Garthwait, the
bookseller, to Dr. Sheldon : ' I make bold to send you a little new book : viz.
The Gentleman's Calling. I have, I think, now in some sort obeyed you, for you
bad me get the author of The Whole Duty of Man to come to the press again.


April 17 (Sat-). The following was found in the handwriting of the
late Rev. D^. Moss, Dean of Ely, in his Copy of Burnett's History of his
life and times :

Monitum Lectori | Quomodo legenda sit BURNETTI historia sui
temporis | Et pro vera admittenda | Leguntur Hebraeae verso ordine
literae | Cancrique serpunt in contrarium gradum ; | Tenella virgo, si
quern amet perdite, | Ea est protervitas, fugit tanquam oderit ; | Quemque
odit Aulicus, tanta est urbanitas, | amore abundans quasi studiosus
colit ; I Ut Hebraea legi, cancros ut gradi, vides j Suam Burnettus ipse
10 veram dixerit |

The said note was likewise sent me at the same time by Dr. Rawlinson.

April 18 (Easter Sunday). On Wednesday last, at the Delegates'
Room, the V. Chancellor & two Proctors met & chose a Keeper of the
Ashm. Museum, viz. M^. John Andrews, M.A., Fellow of Magd. Coll., &
Senior Proctor of the University. The Vice-Chancellor and the other
Proctor (viz. M^. Tho. Robinson of Merton College) were both for
Mr. Andrews, who likewise voted for himself. There are six Votes in all
by virtue of M^. Ashmole's Statutes, wcli say: / ordaine that the Vice-
chancellor for the tynie being, the Deane of Christ Church, the Principal of
20 Brazenose, the King's Professor in Phisick, and the two Proctors, or their
Deputies, be Visitors of the said Museum. And afterwards, And in case of
Vacancies after my decease, I ordaine that then the nomination 4" disposall
of the Keeper ship shall be in my widdow during her lyfe, and after her
decease in the foresaid Visitors or the Major part of them.

It must be noticed that the Dean of X* Church and the Regius Pro-
fessor of Physick were absent, being out of Town, at the time of Electing.
Neither was D^. Shippen (who is principal of Brazenose) at it, tho' he
had notice. Neither, if they had all three been present, either by them-
selves or deputies, would it have been of moment to have turned the
30 Election, because the Vicechancellor would have insisted upon a casting

It was expected at London, and by the most understanding men of the
Univ., and much wished too, that Mr. Bradley, Savilian Professor of
Astronomy, should have had this Post, he being a Person every way
qualified with respect to his skill in Mathematicks (tho' he be no
Antiquary), & being a man that performs Courses of Experiments at the
Museum in the great lower Room, he having purchased M^, Whiteside's
Instruments. But the V. Chancellor was altogether against him, as was
Mr. Andrews, and tho' M"*. Robinson was for him, yet the other three

and you would be sure to know him then, and now you have him ; you will
find your friend D'f. Henchman's epistle before it. T. Garthwait, Nov. 7,
1659.' H. often used to study the Dods worth MSS. ; he does not remember
that a part had been cut out of any. Wishes to know in what year
Mr. Woodhead became Catholick.

April 17, 1731, Beaupr6 Bell to H. (Rawl. 2. 85). See Diary, April 23.

April 17, 1731. Baker to H. (Rawl. 22. 38). Sends a transcript of 'the
examination of Robert Barham, innholder of Sandwich, taken June 9, 1646,'
about the attempt of Hudson to escape from England \see also Diary,
May 5].

Apr. 17-19.] VOLUME CXXIX, PAGES 136-142 407

Electors being as was said, & believed, for Mr. George Huddesford of
Trin. Coll., Robinson, when he saw he could do no good for Bradley,
came over to Andrews, & so he was declared by the Vice Chancellor
elected, & he was put in possession of the place by the Vice Chancellor
yesterday, in the Forenoon.

The said Andrews is a personable, handsome man, & very good
natured, but (alas !) is no scholar & understands nothing in the least of
Natural History, Mathematicks and Antiquities. Indeed, as to skill he
is altogether unqualified. So that the Vice Chancellor has brought upon
himself great odium & disgrace in being for such a man, when he might 10
have brought in a man of skill, viz. M"". Bradley, or at least one of his
own House, namely, either IM"". James Fynes or Mr. Zinzan, who are
both Mathematicians, & indeed the former desired it, but it seems he is
not of the Vice Chancellor's party in the College.

Indeed, one thing ought to be here noted, & that is that the Founder,
without doubt, designed the Keeper should be a Layman & not a man
in Holy Orders. Accordingly he put in a Layman, viz. D^. Plot, and
D"". Plot's two immediate successors, viz. M^. Lhuyd & M^. Parry were
Laymen. Then comes M^". Whiteside, who was a Clergyman, w^^ was
the only objection I ever thought should be made against him, he being 20
undoubtedly otherwise every way qualified. I used to say that shewing
Knick Knacks and Trinkets was beneath the dignity of a Clergyman, &
I was afraid that M'. Whiteside's being elected would be a Precedent
afterwards for other Clergymen to be chosen, and would be of ill Conse-
quence, & so indeed it hath proved.

Another Thing ought likewise to be noted, and that is that 'tis my
opinion that M^. Ashmole never intended that the Visitors should vote for
themselves, but that another person different from them ought to be
chosen, otherwise the Vice Chancellour himself might probably get to
be Keeper, \\<^^, considering the business consists so much in shewing 30
Knick Knacks, would diminish the Credit of the office of a Vice-

However, after all, the University in general seem glad that Andrews
is in, for one reason, viz. not on account of his skill, but because
Dr. Shippen (whom most call Ferguson, from his ambidexter way of
acting, like one Ferguson, a famous Scottish man, that had always a double
view) is hereby baffled, who had a design that the Election should be
deferred 'till next Term, and then (there being to be a Proctor of his own
House) he intended to have got either him, or some one of his (Shippen's)
own kidney, Keeper. '♦^

April 19 (Mon.). D^. Rawlinson hath lent me A true Relation of
S07ne Passages which passed at Madrid in the year 162} by Prince Charles,
beifig then in Spain prosecuting the match with the Lady I ft/an ta. As also
several Observations of eleven ominous Presages, some of them hapning in
the same year whilst the said Prince was in Spain, the rest of them hapned
from that time untill his death. With a discovery of some of the wayes
which the then Popish Bishops used to bring Popeire [sic] into this nation.
By a lover of the Gospel of fesus Christ and the welfare of this nation.
Printed at London, 1655, 4°, in 20 pages.


April 20 (Tu.). The said little Pamphlett is a downright Libell, and
bears so hard upon the Prince as to make him have a design to intro-
duce Popery into England, for wcb the author says that he promised to
the Pope to hazard his life and all his Kingdomes, for the propagating
of the Roman-Catholick Religion, and he says he continued firm in this
opinion, tho' notwithstanding the Spaniards would not believe him. But
'tis so far from being true that, as I have signifyed in my Preface to Vita
Ricardi II, he was neglected by the Spaniards, because he stood firm to
the Protestant Religion,

10 April 21 (Wed.). The Author, whoever he was, of the said Pam-
phlett ascribes the original of K, Charles I's ruin to his neglect of
searching and examining to the full the murther of S^ Thomas Overbury,
wcbj however, I fear is also false ; at least, coming from such a Writer,
the story is liable to Suspicion. His words are :

[Quotation omitted.']
April 22 (Thur.).

' The grievous sigh & lamentation of a frend uppon the late death
of the Right honorable the Lord Gray of Wilton.'

[Then follows a poem of 72 lines on Arthur Grey, who died 1593,
20 beginning

' In mirth my muse that wonted was to strike the stringes of joye '
and ending

' That she may live an aged Queen to Church and Country's bliss '].

April 23 (Pri.). On Wednesday last, in the afternoon, a Gentleman,
unknown to me, desired to have a little Conversation Avith me, being at
the Greyhound. I waited upon him in the afternoon. He had never
been at Oxford before. I was with him about an hour. His name
is Colvill. He is a Scottishman, and was educated at Edenbrough,
A little lad of about 11 or 12 years of age was with him, who is a school-

30 boy at Eaton, and M^". Colvill is his Governour. M^. Colvill seemed very
honest, and to have a great Love for History and Antiquity, and he told
me that this boy is a dependent of the famous, religious & loyal Sir
George Mackenzy's.

Quaere whether Alexander Nevyl's Apologia ad Walltae Proceres (for
some reflexions in his Kettus which they took ill) was ever printed ; if not,
it will deserve my notice. I exspect it from Beauprd Bell, junior, Esq., of
Beaupr^ Hall, near Wisbech in Norfolk, with some other Papers he
designs to give me.

The said M', Bell hath long enquired after a little piece written by one

40 of his Ancestors (Johnde sancto Omero), a Defence of Norfolk in answer
to a monk of Peterborough, in Latin Verse, mentioned by Bale, Pits,
S^ H, Spelman in his Icenia, & several other Authors. I must enquire
about it.

April 21, 1731. H. to Ballard (Ballard MS. 41. 5). Acknowledges the
receipt of a crown ' which you advance by way of subscription to Hemingford ;
but the whole is a Guinea, as you will find by this Advertisement '. Thanks for
coins of Carausius and Hen. Ill ; hopes to speak of the former in Hemingford.

• See Catalogue of The Thomason Tracts in the British Museum, ii. 117.

Apr. 20-25.] VOLUME CXXIX, PAGES 142-152 409

To ask ]Mr. Baker whether he knows of an Archdeacon of Chichester
anno 1459 by the name of John Spreueir.

Also whether he knows of an archdeacon of S*. David's at that time by
the name of Richard Rauton.

April 24 (Sat.). There are two copies of Walter Hemyngford in
Trin. Coll. Library, Cambridge. The first, in an old hand, near the age
of the Author, and wrote on Parchment, concludes thus — juramentis
firmanda, et Rex Franciae. The title of the last Chapter is Ordinatio
Pape inter reges. That Chapter is dated ' Anno Domini m cc xc septimo '.
With these agree the MS. of the Heralds' Office & that in the Cotton 10
Library, as also Lord Oxford's & others, none of them coming lower; but
then the other in Trin. Coll. Library w^t is in a modern hand ends at the
year m ccc xii, and from that I have copied to that year what is wanting
in the MS. of the Heralds' Office and that of Lord Oxford. & I am now
printing my Transcript. In this modern MS. of Trin. Coll. is Heming-
ford's Chronicon Edwardi III thus intitled, Galterus Gisburnensis de
gesiis regis Edwardi III et ceteris eventibus, ending at the year 1346. The
year after, the Author is said or supposed to have died, & this is a con-
firmation of it. I did not copy this Chronicon because I have a transcript
thereof from an older and better MS., viz. that in IMagd. Coll. Library, 20
Oxford, written in or very near the time of the Author, \\^^ however, in
some places, I have compared with the said MS. of Trin., namely in such

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