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and keys.

Mr. Anstis is still on his MS. about his son's right as founder's kinsman
to All Souls Coll., which Archbishop Wake has basely judged against
him, but nothing can surprize from those Quarters.

July 4 (Sun.). Yesterday died of a Consumption at M>". Ives, the
Apothecarie's in Oxford, Barbara (commonly called my Lady Bab) the 20
sister of the present Earl of Litchfield and wife of Charles Brown, Esq.,
son of Sir Charles Brown of Kiddington near Woodstock. She was
34 years of age, was a fine sweet-tempered Lady, as is also her husband
a very handsome Gentleman, and they were a mighty loving Couple.
She had one Child by him, a daughter, who is living. [She was carried
out of Oxford late at night. Wed. July 7, to Kiddington, and the next day
buried there].

On Friday last the Rev. Mr. Scott, M.A., who had been incorporated
in that Degree from Dublin, took the Degrees of B.D. and D.D. as an
Accumulator & a member of St. Mary Hall. He is a worthy man.^ 30

July 5 (Mon.). From MSS. Additions to the Aihenae Oxonienses in
2 vols., Lond. i72i,by D^. Rawlinson, lent me by him Sat., May 22, 1731.

[Then follow some pages of Rawlinson's Additions, to which Hearne also in some
cases makes additions. The collection of MSS. in the Bodleian known as Rawlinson J.
contains the materials collected by Rawlinson with a view to another edition of the
Athenae Oxonienses, and among them is the copy that was lent to Hearne.]

July 3, 1731. M. Folkes to H. (Rawl. 5. 84). Dr. Mead having lent him
the MS. of Johannes ab Arden de fistula in ano, he sends to H. a transcript of
the passage where the death of the Black Prince is mentioned. Is sorry that
when he visited Oxford he was so crampt for time that he could scarce have
the pleasure of seeing H.

July 4, 1731. H. to the Hon. Cuthbert Constable, Esq. {transcript ;
Bodl. MS. Eng. Misc. c. 88, 24). Is not permitted to enter the Bodleian, but
Mr. Sliford is competent to transcribe there. ' I cannot think your MSS. of
Dodsworth ever belonged to Oxford.'

1 Note at the end of the volume : ' On Sunday, July 4, died M'' Wm Findall, one
the Theater Printers, an honest man, at his house in St. Gyles's Oxford, aged more
than fourscore. Buried at Marston near Oxon., Tuesday, July 6.'

VOL. X. F f


July 6 (Tu.). The Rev. M^. Thomas Mason, late minister of Lurgas-
hall near Brill in Bucks., used to value himself on account of wrestling
before K. Char. II. Indeed he had been a very stout, lusty man, & was
eminent for Backsword playing, wrestling, and cocking & other sports.
As for his Study of Books, since his death it has been searcht throughly
by his eldest son Captain Mason, who filled a trunk and a box with
books, wch were sent to London. After which he ordered abundance
of books and papers to be burned. An old woman carried down many
lapfulls of papers & printed books to burn, & for fear any should be taken
10 away the Captain followed her down and saw 'em burned himself. No
antiquities in his Study can be heard of.

July 7 (Wed.). Cirencester seems to me to have been a mint Town,
and an odd Coin of Carausius found there and given me lately by
Mr. Ballard of Campden seems to me to have been struck there.

Mr. Ballard hath carefully looked over his Roman Coins, which were
found at Cirencester, and hath discovered a C. upon the Ex[erge] of
three pieces (two of Allectus and one of Carausius) which he thinks is
a plain Demonstration of their being coined at Corinium. He can't
conceive to what other place it can be applied (Constantinople being built
20 many years after) and, our Corinium being such a famous Roman city,
for ought that he can see we may be positive that those pieces were there

July 8 (Thur.). M'. West hath inspected at my Request the several
Books in the Cotton Library, besides what he had done formerly, of
Whethamstede. Nero C. vi, being his first, relates only to the Greek and
Roman worthies, except in the later part, where some account is given of
John Wickliff, Huss, and Jerom of Prague. Tiberius D. v., his second
Part, hath nothing but what entirely relates to the Roman Biography, and
Claudius D. i. is only an Entry of the Law Proceedings, Fines, Recoveries
3° and Convictions, of the Abbey Lands. The Royal Society MS. de viris
illustrihus is only a copy of the two parts of the Granary.

July 9 (Fri.). From the Northampton Mercury for Mon., July 5 : —

The great Affair which has been so long depending between the Bishop of
Ely and D'". Bentley is determined in favour of the Bishop [viz. that the Bishop
is Visitor of Trin. Coll.]

Gilbert Parker, Esq., one of the Registers of the Ecclesiastical Courts in
the City of Canterbury and eldest son to Dr. Parker, sometime Bishop of
Oxford and Archdeacon of Canterbury, is dead.

>B. He was elder Brother to the late M'. Samuel Parker.

40 July 10 (Sat.). Yesterday the Rev. M^*. Euseby Isham, brother of
S^" Justinian Isham, and son of the late S^" Justinian Isham, was unani-
mously elected Rector of Lincoln College in the room of D^. Morley,
deceased. He is an ingenious, good-natured, honest man. He told me

July 6, 1731. James West to H. (Rawl. 27 c. 310). Hopes Mr. Isham
will be elected Rector of Lincoln. Advises him not to give as much as ^^5 for
the Chronicon Nurembergense for Lincoln Library \iee also Diary, July 8].

July 6-12.] VOLUME CXXX, PAGES 85-91 435

on Thursday, the 24*11 of June last, that he did not intend to marry, but if
he did marry, he would quit the Headship immediately upon matrimony,
being of opinion that every Head of House (whether College or Hall)
ought to be single. He added that if he were chosen (as there was no
doubt but he would), he would have no regard in the electing Fellows and
Scholars of the College, or in filling up any office, to any Sollicitation
whether by Letter or otherwise, but would be guided purely and wholly
by merit, so as not to be byassed by any Friend or Relation whatever, and
that therefore in such cases even his nearest Relations should have no
influence over him. 10

July 11 (Sun.). M"^. George Huddesford, being pitched upon as
Head or President of Trinity College in Oxford, by the Bp of Winchester,
Visitor of that College, he was brought into Town yesterday in the after-
noon, and admitted and installed at Prayer Time.

Mr. Ballard hath been very happy in procuring a very great number of
most beautifull (and some very valuable) coins, being almost 60 different
Emperours and Empresses, w^li he says, if I desire it, he will draw up
a Catalogue of and send.

To ask Mr. Baker of Cambridge, whether he knows anything of the
Rev. Ml". Thomas Wilkinson, namely, whether he were of that University, 20
and whether he took a Degree. He is called D'. Thomas Wilkinson in
the printed Catalogue of Peter Le Neve's books, p. 109, num. 833, where
is this title : A miscellany of things very observable, relatmg to the Illustrious
Family of the Nevills, by D^. Tho. Wilkinson. It was purchased by
M^. Salter Bacon. This Wilkinson was Vicar of Laurence Waltham,
near Ockingham in Berks. He was well acquainted (& held a Corre-
spondence by Letters) with M^. Ashmole. He was well versed in our
History and Antiquities, particularly in Heraldry. The old people of
Laurence Waltham & those parts frequently speak of him with respect to
this day. He had Laurence Waltham conferred upon him by one of the 30
Nevills of Billingbear, wcli is in that parish, a little way from Brick Bridge,
to w^h Bridge our Princes frequently come at their times of hunting in
Windsor Forest. I remember, when I was a little boy, I saw the Prince
of Orange there in his Coach, at wch time he staid there in his Coach in
the open common, the Country people all the time gazing upon him with
great pleasure and satisfaction, while he eat and drank (and discoursed in
Dutch, as I remember) with some in the Coach with him. He staid there
at least two Hours before the Deer, wch was secured in an adjoyning
wood, was started. A little way from this Bridge was a very large pleasant
Oak, said to be the biggest in England, called Nan's Oak, because tradition 40
reported that K. James I's Queen (Q. Anne) was much delighted with it,
and that she sickened under it, and some say this sickness proved mortal.
The tree was cut down in the beginning of K. James IPs reign (to the
no small Resentment of the Country People) by order of W^ Cherry, Esq.,
Father of, but of different Principles from, my late best Friend, Mr. Francis

July 12 (Men.). The Rev. M^. John Penny, a Lancashire Clergy-
man, who took the Degree of M.A. as a member of X* Church on
June 25, 1707, told me on July 8, 1731, when I accidentally met him in

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St. Edward's Street in Oxford, that he hath got a MS. relating to the
Cistercian Abbey of Delacres in Staffordshire, written in Q. Elizabeth's
reign, in wch is an account of all the Crimes alledged against the Monks
of the said Abbey at the Dissolution. The said Mr. Penny was formerly
Curate to D^. South at Islip near Oxford.

July 13 (Tu.). Yesterday, I perused, being put into my hands for
that end by M"". Loveday, a MS. in vellum in 4*0, that I borrowed out
of Magd. Coll. Library, Oxon., marked thus in the Catalogue : No. 6<)
Historia Edwardi III &( continuaiio Ranulphi Higden. I formerly
10 printed Vita Ricardi II per ajionymum, and I am now printing by the
same anonymous, as I take it, Historia Edwardi III. But the Hystory
of both these Princes in this Magd. Coll. MS. is both shorter & more
imperfect, as well as less correct, than what I have done, & am doing, on
that subject, and indeed is nothing, as it were, but an Extract out of
Walsingham, whereas Walsingham himself appears to me to have used
the anonymous Author I put out. And tho' the Magdalen MS. ends
with the Batde of Harfleet in Hen. V's reign, yet whatever follows after
the death of Ric. II is wholly extracted & abridged from Walsingham, &
is very faultily written.

30 July 14 (Wed.). Yesterday I saw an old Vellum MS. containing
the ancient monastical Statutes of the Benedictine Abbey of Durham,
and of all the Cells and lesser Houses belonging to the same. It was
shewed me by Mr. Crynes the Beadle, who hath had it a good while in
his hands, and told me the Book is really Dr. Robert Shippen's, and that
the said D^. Shippen hath many more old MSS. wch belonged to the D^'s
father. I remember that among other remarkable particulars in this MS.
(which I did but, as it were, just see) is one about women's coming to the
Religious Houses, I mean into the precincts of them, and that they are
particularly prohibited allowance,^ it being not granted so much as to the

30 mothers or sisters of the Religions.

Mr. Willis was in Oxford last week, and went out of Town on Monday
the 1 2*11, but I heard nothing of his coins of Ric. II and Ric. III. His
silver piece of Hen. VIII (said to be a five shilling piece) is ingraved,
but I certainly take it to be a medal, & so does Dr. Tanner, as the D^".
told me yesterday.

July 16 (Pri.). Dr. Conybeer, Rector of Exeter Coll., hath a Book

ready for the Press, in answer to a Book called Christianity as old as the

Creation, wcli the late M"". Collins is reported to have written with the

assistance of D^ Tyndale, tho' now it goes commonly under the name of

40 Tyndale. D^. Waterland is said to assist Conybeer.

July 17 (Sat.). I do not remember to have met with the word
cancelli in any old inscription. Neither does D^. Tanner, as he told me
last Tuesday, when he shewed me the Dorchester Inscription in wch that
word occurs. The D^. says, he thinks his Copy was taken from
Mr. Fysher's, since it agrees with it.

The Dr. at that time told me that there is nothing in Boston of Bury

^ Hearne means admittance or allowance of admittance, — Ed.

July 12-19.] VOLUME CXXX, PAGES 92-96 437

about Hemyngford, and that most of that work is about Scholastic Writers,
& the IMemorandums but short.

Mr. Constable hath some design of writing that part of the Antiquities
of Yorkshire that relates to Holderness.

The old House by the Garden just on the left hand (as we go from
Oxford) near Heddington, commonly called Snow's house from one
Snow that lived there, was pulled down in 1730, & a new one built
a little distance from it northeastwards by D^". John INIarten, ]\I.D. of
Merton College.

July 18 (Sun.). M^. Wm Slyford, who formerly wrote for Peter Le 10
Neve, Esq., told me yesterday that the said Le Neve's collections and
Remarks and Observations, relating to Norfolk and Suffolk, are all in
loose scraps of Paper, and that 'twill be very difficult to digest and
methodize them.

July 19 (Mod..). M^. Onslowe, I have been told, Speaker of the
House of Commons, has desired M^. Willis to proceed with his Notitia
Parliamentaria (of \s^^ he published two Volumes many years agoe, but
left off because the Book would not sell, or else because people did not
care to write things for him), offering him an hundred Pounds on that
account ; but, it seems, M^". Willis insists upon two hundred Pounds. 20

Remember to ask ]\Ir. Baker whether D^ Nathaniel Johnston were of
Cambridge, and when 'twas he was entered and took his Degrees. He
spent many years in collecting materials for writing the History and
Antiquities of Yorkshire, particularly the West Riding. Mr. Wood speaks
of it, and tells us that he had heard he was weary of the work. See
Wood's Ath., vol. i, col. 699, Ed. i, and col 15 of the Fasti in Ed. 2 of
vol. ii ; but he was misinformed ; however in that IM^. Wood is right,
that he tells us Lord Fairfax lent him ]\R Dodsworth's Collections before
they came to Bodley. For the Dr. most certainly perused & read them
all over, & not only extracted from, but even transcribed several of them, 30
as I found by Memorandums in them, when several years ago I several
times perused all the volumes of Dodsworth that are in Bodley.
Dr. Nicholson speaks contemptuously of Dr. Johnston, but very un-
deservedly. For he was certainly a very worthy man, & qualifyed for
what he undertook, & was superior to Nicholson, notwithstanding his
boasting. I know not what year he died, but he was living in 1703,

July 18, 1731. Baker to H. (Rawl. 23. 65) {see Diary, Aug. 10]. 'The
thief ^ you speak of, I really pity, he having been otherwise a man of worth
and learning, & tho' his crimes be notorious, yet having had some little
acquaintance with him & having once been obliged by him, I had rather they
should be reported by any one than me. I often refiect upon a Distich m
one of your books of a good old Abbot to his monks :

Peccantem damnare cave ; nam labimur omnes ;

Aut sumus, aut fuimus, vel possumus esse quod hie est.'

Jtdy 18, 1731. H. to the Hon. Cuthbert Constable, Esq. {transcript ;
Bodl. iNIS. Eng. Misc. c. 88. 26). D'. Nathaniel Johnston made collections for
a history of Yorkshire ; they are said to be at the Heralds' Office.

1 See Diary Aug. 13.— Ed.


when he wrote to his Correspondent, my late friend, Dr. Thomas Smith,
prescribing what would be proper, if he should have any symptoms of
an Apoplexie. He was a very honest man & much respected by men
of probity. His MSS. collections, wch contained a great number of
particulars besides what he had from Dodsworth, are (I am well assured)
in the Heralds' Office.

One Arthur Collins is writing the Baronage of England, \v^^ is to be
in five Volumes in folio. He was formerly a Bookseller, being Partner
with Abel Roper. He is the same that did the Baronettage of England,
10 in w°t Mr. Anstis had some hand.

July 20 (Tu,). Mi^. Willis who hath already a very good Collection
of English Coins is improving it as much as he can.

Dr. Tanner is mightily for having an Account of our English coins
drawn up and published, and he would have all that can assist in
the work.

Byster King's-end, and Bister Market-end, two different Towns formerly.
Byster King's-end belonged to the Duke of Lancaster, and enjoyed great
Privileges. So did Kyrtlington.

July 21 (Wed.). On Monday last was a great disturbance at

2o Dorchester, about the Stone found there, and a Constable was forced to

be called to keep the Peace, some body having given a guinea for the

stone, and ordered it to be carried off, but 'twas hindered by the Lord of

the Mannour, said to be the Earl of Abbington's, interposing.

From the Northampton Mercury for Monday, July 19 : —

At the Races near Reading on Tuesday the 1 3*^, one Price, who commonly
rode for M'. Shepherd and was then on his horse Broivn Dercey, running
a fourth Heat, was killed on the spot by jostling against one of the Posts.

^B. His name was Thomas Brice, son of one Brice of Heddington
near Oxford. He was 20 years of age or somewhat better, was a sober,
'30 civil fellow, not guilty of swearing, & beloved by all. He was looked
upon as the best Jockey in England, would most certainly have won the
Plate, had not this accident happened, & lived with his master Shepherd
near Lambourne. His death was lamented by all.

July 20, 1731. Rawlinson to H. (Rawl. 27 c. 147). Not having heard
from H. since June 16, is apprehensive of his health and welfare [See Diary,
July 28, taken from this letter]. * It is said M'. Calvert is on his return from
Maryland. Lord Oxford is become, as they say, a courtier, and who indeed
can resist the charms of such a court as the present. A gent, informs me the
Geogius halfpence were very common with you ; they are here very rare. . . .
M"". Griffin [see Diary, July 28] has generously, tho' not very wisely, left the
legacy of ^150 bequeathed to him by my late brother, though under his own
hand he has assured me, as he has examined by his friends' accounts, that after
debts paid there will be no such residue ; nor shall I think the reason the
legacy is founded on sufficient to move me to disburse of my own, so that as
to Legacys, my Brother's will, if matters rise not better than already, may
prove like that of [?] D. Diego or Wickhams. I am preparing for a conclusion
next winter & hope before that is ever [j/V] to do you justice, which has been
always more in my inclination than power, as I have been oft bullyed by Bond
Creditors and even blamed, however rational the design, for permitting Book
Creditors to buy out at sales.'

July 19-23.] VOLUME CXXX, PAGES 96-101 439

July 22 (Thur.). Yesterday, M"". Beckett of Abington, the Chirurgeon,
told me that one Clements of London, Chirurgeon, owing him some
money, put into his hands the MS. of Arden de fistula in am, but after-
wards paying him, he restored him the Book, and that he, the said
Clements, then let Dr. Mead have it.

Mr, Beckett hath one or two MSS. of the said Arden de fistula in ano
himself, but nothing near so good as Dr. Mead's.

Sr Hans Sloane hath also one or more MSS. thereof, but nothing
equal to D^. Mead's.

A piece of the said Book of Arden's was formerly printed, but in 10
English, whereas the original is Latin.

Mr. Isham, Rector of Lincoln College, returned from the Bp of Lincoln,
their Visitor, on Saturday last, and yesterday he treated the whole College
very handsomely.

Mr. Beckett, however curious, knows nothing of the Dorchester altar,
as he told me yesterday, and yet he came yesterday by Clifton, where he
hath a patient, and never heard of it, as he told me, 'till I mentioned it.
Nor did he pretend to talk in the least about it.

Jixly 23 (Fri.). Yesterday, Mr. Richard Peers, Vicar of Faringdon
in Berks., called upon me, and gave me the following note : ' At Great 20

July 22, 1731. H. to Rawlinson (Rawl. 32, 58). Thanks for the Life
of MT. Spinckes. ' The edition of Clemens Alex, and The Sufferings of the Clergy
(which he ^ reckons among the excellent books encouraged by Mr. Spinckes)
are mean. Watts of your College conduced towards spoyling the latter. The
Life of Bp. Stillingfleet was written by Dr. Timothy Goodwin, who had been
the Bishop's Chaplain, and was afterwards a Prelate himself. This Goodwin
was a Leyden physitian, lived afterwards with us at Edmund Hall for some
time, where he wore a sword, had no practice, flattered D'". John Mill the
Principal, got to be Master of Arts, sold his Physick Books to a Gentleman-
Commoner (of whom he bad the care) of that Hall (who put them into the
Hall Library) and by D'. Mill's means became Chaplain to Stillingfleet. This
Goodwin was a white-livered, stingy, sneaking man, yet much cryed up by
Dr. Mill &c.' Remarks that Dr. Mill had planned an Edition of Hippolytus,
for which Dr. Dodwell was to have written a dissertation. ' 'Tis a very great
mistake in your Additions to Wood, when you say X)''. Thomas Crosthwait dyed
a Nonjuror at Oxford 4 Feb, I7j§, luhere be <was buried. He dyed Jan. 30,
i7§§, in Queen's College, where he was buried in the old Chappell, since
pulled down. He was a very honest man, a Nonjuror, and an admirable
School-Divine. ... I heard nothing of M''. Griffin's death till you told me.
The last time I saw him (which was more than two months since) was in
M'. Richard Clements's shop in Oxford. He was quite drowned with dropsy,
was in a very weak condition, and I easily saw he could not conquer it, and he
knew it full well himself. I knew nothing of his aff'airs, any more than that
he was a Bishop, had been consecrated by M"". Collier, and that your brother
left him a legacy (what I knew not till you told me) but that 'twas not paid
(a thing I was informed of by M'. Clements) and 'twas questioned whether it
ever would be paid. . . . M*". Welton hath a son of Brazennose. I hear he is
B.A, and at present serves as Curate at Nettlebed near Henley. Will it be
proper for me to stile our friend William Bedford, Esq., when I print his
name next ? '

1 i. e. the Author of the Life. — Ed.


Faringdon, Berks., in an old Churchwardens' book of accounts, bearing
date 1518, there is the Form (as we suppose) of there admitting Church-
wardens into their office in the following words, viz. " Cherchye Wardenys,
thys shall be your charge to be true to God and to the Cherche, for love
nor favor off no man wythe in thys pariche to w^hold any Ryght to the
cherche but to resseve the Dettys to hyt belongythe or ellys to goo to the
devill." '

July 24 (Sat.). Quaere what is become of W^^ Herman's Collectanea

quoted sometimes by Bale and Pitts.

TO Remember to ask D^". Tanner particularly about the said Herman.

He died Ap. 12, 1535. He was a Cambridge man ^; therefore M^". Baker

perhaps can tell something of him. There is an account of him in Bale.

July 25 (Sun.). M''. Dale, the Herald, was anxious about the life of
Hen. V, and used to talk about it with M^. Bagford, to whom he shewed
in the White Tower the Proclamation for the apprehending S^ John
Oldcastle, the Lord Cobham. This Proclamation M^. Holmes afterwards
copied for me at my Request, and I printed it at the end of Titus Livius
Foro-juliensis, from whence some body, I know not whether that vile
wretch Lewis of Margate, hath since pirated it in Bale's Account of S"^
20 John Oldcastle, that was lately reprinted.

July 26 (Mon.). I take Dorchester in Oxfordshire to have been the
chief city of the Dobuni, which contained Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire.
It was, therefore, the most proper place to have an Altar erected to Jupiter
and the Emperors then reigning. Accordingly, I take the Altar lately
found there, to be erected at that place, as the most considerable City of
that province, the people of wct therefore used to do their sacrifice there,
where was likewise, as I believe, a Temple, of w<^^ the Cancelli are
mentioned in the Inscription on the said Altar, and here also games were
celebrated in honour of the Emperors. It might, therefore, be stiled
30 Civitas vecDKopos, though there were veaKopoi that were particular persons,
that had the care of the Temples Hke our churchwardens. Indeed, after
Gallienus's time, we do not find on coins mention of civilates veaKopoi,
notwithstanding w^h I do not question but the chief cities of Provinces
enjoyed the same Privileges as the Cities did that are called on coins
civitates veaKopoi, many years after, and ought therefore to be looked upon
as such, especially since they were Metropoles.

July 27 (Tu.). Yesterday, Mr. Zinzan and M^. Nicholas, Master-
Demies of Magd. Coll. Oxon., were elected Fellows of that College.

July 23, 1731. ■William Fullerton to H. (Rawl. 5. 128). 'Two days
ago 1 received your fifty pounds ; I shall be glad to have your directions how

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