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Mundi and E'vesham (see Vol. ix, p. 400), which are in the Heralds' Office,
contain things of moment not already published.

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Aug. 7 (Wed.). Lent me lately by Thomas Ward, Esq., wch he had
borrowed, (i) A Treatise of Almes, MS. Sv'', written by George Talbott,
who dedicates it to his Father, Mr. George Talbott. The Dedication
dated at Rouen, 7*^1 March, 1584. (2) A 4*0 Paper MS. of eleven leaves,
being an account of a Young Man's being possessed of a Devil and dis-
possessed by an Exorcist. He was (it seems) bewitched by an old Woman
as he was at a wedding, dancing with the bride and making merry, upon
Sunday, June lotli, 1621, wcb old Woman (who had been suspected
before by many to be a Witch) was mother to the Bride. She dranke to

10 this youth and greatly did seeme to rejoyce, saying, * She was glad to see
him grown to so proper a man,' and cherishingly she stroke his cheek,
at which time he felt an extreme stincking smell and an ill savour and
tast [^sic] in his mouth, w^h as he thought came from her mouth, after w°^'
he grew very ill. 'Tis a Popish account and stuffed with idle tales, not
fit to be believed.

On Saturday last, Aug. 3^^ died Mrs, Fyndall, the Wife of INR Wm
Fyndall, one of the Theater Printers, at her Husband's House in S*. Gyles's
Parish in Oxford, a Woman of above fourscore years of age. She was
buried yesterday in the Afternoon at Marston, near Oxford, where her

20 husband hath an Estate.

Aug. 8 (Thur.). On Tuesday night last, died M"". Kent, of Wolvercot,
near Oxford. He happened to be struck, on Sunday, July 28, by one of
his Cows as he was milking her, his Maid being by. The flys [sic] dis-
turbing the cow, she turned her, and beat one of his eyes out with one of
her horns, w^h threw him into a violent feaver that proved his Death. H^e
was an honest man & wealthy, and brought milk to Oxford many years.

Aug. 10 (Sat.). Bosehill, by Foxcomb, is a strange, retired, solitary
place. It is the same as Bousehill, or Oxhill, or rather Woodhill, tho'
others say Boarshill. It is a more pleasant place than Wotton, that is
30 a litde below it. There are about seven houses at this Bosehill.

Aug. 11 (Sun.)» Mr. Tredwell, of Oxford, Father in Law to
Mr. Dodwell of that Place, barber, is ninety years of Age, a very hearty
lusty man, & walks sometimes in a morning to Bessilsley, four miles
distant from Oxford, and back again by dinner time.

In my Preface to Gulielmus Neubrigensis is mention made of, and

Aug. 7, 1728. H. to Roger Gale (Ravvl. 6. 56, draft). Sends two copies
of Ehnham, which are for his brother, Samuel Gale.

Aug. 8, 1728. H. to John Murray at John's Coffee House, Swithin's
Alley, uear the Boyal Exchange (Rawl. 112. 248 ; Diaries, 1 19. 1 19). At
the end of the Black Book is the ConJtitiition of the King's Household. As INI. had
stated that he had something of the same kind in his own collection, H. would
like to know whether it gives the stipends of the several officers, and whether,
like that in the Black Book, it is of the reign of Henry 11.

c. Aug. 9, 1728 (received by H. Aug. 11). J. Anstis to H. (Rawl.
I. 97). There is a Black Book still in the Receipt of the Exchequer, in the
keeping of the Chamberlains, and he thinks there is also a Little Black Book.

Aug. 7-13.] VOLUME CXIX, PAGES 118-124 37

something taken from, Mr. John Norden's Preparative ^ to his Speculum
Brttanm'ae, some parts of which Speculum Britanniae have been printed,
and the other parts are in MSS. Silvanus Morgan had several Pieces
thereof Hence at the end of his Language of Arms he gives us this
Memorandum : * The Author doth also advise that he had and can still
procure several pieces of John Norden his specvlvm Britannia, viz.
Kent, Essex, Surrey, Sussex, Hampshire, the Isles of Whight, Gersey
and Garnsey.' 'Tis very observable that in his Picture "^ or Map of
Middlesex there are the Effigies of two Gentlemen (one on each side),
whereof one is the Lord Cecil and the other Mr. Norden himself. This 10
M'. Norden had a Patent about concealed Lands, and being found out in
some faults, such as backwardness in Returning the Money, &c., it occa-
sioned him to write his pious Books, whereof there are several. He was
Surveyor of the Queen's Lands on this side Trent, and had surveyed all
the Kingdom, as appears from Speed, who made use of his Draughts, in
the same manner as afterwards, in the Edition of Speed's maps that came
out at London in 1676, they ascribed to Speed the Invasions of England
and Ireland with all their Civil Warrs since the Conquest, without any
notice of Norden, tho' 'twas really the same with the View of the Battles
in England siftce the Conquest, done by Norden's own hand, that formerly 20
hung ^ in the Bodleian Picture Gallery, yet with this difference, that
Norden's had not L'eland.* Now Speed having copied Norden (and
improved him in many respects) after Speed's Book came out, it made
Norden's work itself less inquired after, and particularly also for this
reason, that Norden had forfeited his Reputation in good measure, partly
as he had not been faithfuU in his trust, and partly as he was a Puritan,
tho' not a Minister of God's Word or Presbyterian Teacher. I could say
many things of him, particularly about his printed map of Hatnpshire
(which is rarely to be seen),^ his MS. account of Windsor,^ his Abstract
of the General Survey of the Soke of Lindesey, in the county of Lincoln, 30
with all the mannors, toivnships, lands, and teneinents therein, or belonging
to the same, being a parcel of the Dutchy of Cornwall, 1616, fol. JIIS.
(formerly in Sir Norton KnatchbuU's Library as appears from the Auction
Catalogue of Sir Norton's Books), but I shall quite wave them. Nor had
I noted thus much, had it not been to undeceive some, who have enter-
tained other thoughts of Norden's merits than really belonged to him.

Aug. 12 (Mon.).

[A list of the duplicate books in the Library of Thomas Ward, Esq., and the
prices at which he would dispose of them.]

Aug. 13 (Tu.). On Saturday last, Aug. 10, was published in London 40
(and delivered to subscribers by L Richardson, in Salisbury Court, Fleet
Street), The History of Hertfordshire, Describing the County, and its

^ Coll. MSS., vol. xlix, p. 252, vol. xciii, p. 76. [This apparently refers to
Hearne's collection of MSS.]

2 Coll. MSS., vol. xlvii, p. 157.

^ See my ' Letter containing an Account of some Antiquities between Windsor and
Oxford'; Oxford, 1725, 8vo.

* Coll. MSS., vol. li, p. 133. B Coll. MSS.; vol. xlix, p. 232.

^ Coll. MSS., vol. cviii, p. 3.


ancient Monuments, particularly the Roman : with the Character of those
that have been Chief Possessors of the Lands, and an Account of the most
Memorable Occurrences, by N. Salmon, L.L.B.

In St. IMarie's Parish in Oxford lives one M^, Sharp, a taylour, a poor
man, said by several to be ninety-eight years of age, tho' others say he is
not ninety. Enquire more about him. All agree that he is very old.

Sir Stephen Glynn's Ladie was and is still an extraordinary handsome
Woman, tho' far from being virtuous. Neither is Sir Stephen himself
famed for any Virtue. They live separate. She was always extraordinary
lo gay, and as few exceeded her in beauty, and therefore men were
extremely fond of her, so she was as desirous of the company of hand-
some men.

Aug. 14 (Wed.). The Kings of England used to cure the epilepsia
or falling Sickness with consecrated rings: And. Laurentius de mir.
strumar. sanatione, p. 29. The Kings of England consecrated such Rings
on Easter day. Such a Ring preserved in the Archives at Westminster,
lb. p. 2g. There is strange virtue in some Rings, ib. p.}0. We need not
therefore wonder that some have written entire tracts (and those curious
ones too) about Rings. The Kings of Hungary cure the Jaundice, ib.p.^i.
20 Reges Hispaniae signo crucis expellunt daemones, ib. p. j/. And indeed
most religious, virtuous, & sober people believe the sign of the Cross to be
of good effect, however laughed at by buffoons.

Aug. 16 (m.). On the 26*^ of July last died, at London, of a violent
Feaver, D^. John Frieind, the youngest Brother of D'. Robert Frieind,
Head Master of Westminster School, so that now there are only two
of the three Brothers left, viz. the said D^". Robert Freind and the Rev.
M"". W'^ Frieind. This D^. John Frieind (who was little more than fifty
years old) was formerly Student of X* Church, and was in Portugal
& Spain with the Earl of Peterborough, a Vindication of whom he wrote

30 and published. Upon his Return he practised Physick in London, and
grew very eminent in his Profession, and got thereby what Money he
pleased. He was a very ingenious, learned man, and an elegant Writer,
whether in Latin or English, but then he was very proud and knew his
own Abilities too well. Being a great Tory, he was chosen a member of
Parhament & put into the Tower in the old Duke of Brunswick's Reign,
at the same time that Bishop Atterbury was troubled, but being at length
released, at the coming of the present Duke of Brunswick to the Crown
he Avas made Physician to his Dutchess or Princess (commonly called
Queen Caroline) & was mightily caressed by many of the Whiggs, & no

40 one hardly doubted but he had changed sides out of a covetous disposition

Aug. 15, 1728. John Murray to H. (Rawl. 8. 148). Sends the MS. of
the account of the Wardrobe of Edward II when Prince of Wales. Cannot
fix the guinea upon Mr. Bateman, who says he shall think himself obliged if
H. will be pleased to accept the book.^ Goes for Sacomb to-morrow, and
before returning to London intends to see Mr. Baker. Is glad to hear that
H. has recovered his health.

Apparently a copy of Norden. — Ed.

Aug. 13-18.] VOLUME CXIX, PAGES 124-130 39

(for he was noted for this Vice), and I have often heard him mightily
condemned on this account as a Coward and a Trimmer. Tho' he was
so excellent a Physician, yet he was negligent of himself at last, having
been out of order for some time, and if he but used seasonable appli-
cation, the danger might have been prevented ; but whether his Head was
touched, or whatever was the matter, he used such methods as were per-
nicious, and particularly by taking two or three most violent strong
Purges, wch weakened him to such a degree, that he was past all Remedy,
when three other Physicians, DJ". Mead, D^. Hulse, and Dr. Broxholm,
prescribed to and had the management of him. He took the Degree of 10
M.A., April 12, 1701; that of Bach, of Phys., June i, 1703, and that
of Dr, of Phys. by Diploma, July 12, 1707. He hath written and
published many things, the first of w^^, I think, was Ovid's Metamorph.
with notes in the manner of those in usum Delphim, while he was an
undergraduate. One of his last was his History of Physick in two vols.,
a book (as his others do) that bears a good Reputation.

Aug. 17 (Sat.). About three Weeks since died, of a Feaver, at
Croyden in Surrey, M". Jane Ranee, the youngest Daughter of my late
Printer, M"". John Ranee, she having retired thither from London for her
health. She was buried in London. She died in the 24^^ year of 20
her age, being born on May js*, 1695. She was a very pretty young
Woman. One M"". Polwheel of New College, Chaplain, a young Gen-
tleman, was in love with her and she with him.

D^ Henry Plumptree, M.D., was lately elected, by a Majority only of one
Vote, Professor of Physic in Gresham College in room of D"". Woodward
deceased. This D"". Plumptree is a vain, conceited, forward man, & hath
lately written & published a Book in 4*0, for wcli he had a vast number
of subscribers, called a View of Sir Isaac Newton's Chronology, a sad,
wretched, obscure Book, far more difficult to be understood than Sir
Isaac's own Books, wct^ however he pretends to explain & set in so clear 30
a light that the meanest Capacities (even the Ladies) should at first sight
understand Sir Isaac's Philosophy.

Aug. 18 (Sun.). In the Mus. Ashmol., among M^. Wood's Books,
is a Copy (in large Paper) of Godwin De Praesulibus with large MSS.
notes, a few of wcl^ are M^ Camden's, to whom the book once belonged,
many others of Brian Twyne's, to whom also the book once belonged,
and the rest (wc^i are very many) are M"". Wood's own. Bp Godwin, at
the Conclusion of his account of Thomas Rotherham, ArchbP of York,
writes thus (p. 71 in Part II): 'Peste tandem dicitur extinctus Mali 29,
1500, Cawodiae, annos natus 76, & in capella B. Mariae tumulo conditus 40
est marmoreo, quem sibi vivus fabricari curavit.' Upon this M'". Wood
notes thus : ' sepultus est in com. Bedford in ecclesia parochiali de Luton ;
sic reg. Coll. Lync. antiquus f. 126,' and I am told that there is now
a monument to him in Luton Church. But I am apt to think 'tis

Aug. 17, 1728. Marmaduke rothergill to H. (Rawl. 5. 107). 'In
great old age, your old friend greets you heartily.' His son wishes to take the
degree of Bachelor of Law at Oxford. What would the cost be? [See
Aug. 29.]


a mistake. For in his will, made by him the 6^^ of August, 1498, he
desires to be buried tn hrachio horiali, the north Wing of the Chapell
of S*. Mary in his Cathedral Church of York, in ecclesia mea Ebor', ubi
feci tumiilum mar?noretim. Tho' the will was begun to be made on
Aug. 6, yet 'twas not finished till the 24*^ of that month, being his
Birthday, on wch he had compleated 75 years, being born the 24*^ of
Aug. Ao 1423, the ist year of the Reign of Hen. VI. So that for
76 in Bp Godwin' should be put 77, if he died May 29, 1500. • He
had a nephew called Sir Thomas Rotherham K*, who (I think) is buried
JO in Luton Church, and thence perhaps arose the Mistake.

On the i6tli inst., being Friday, died Mr. Thomas Hyerons, baker, at
his mother's House, a widow woman in S*. Clement's, near Oxford,
a young single man of 22 years of age, to the great Grief and loss of his
mother, he being a most dutifull child, and of a great Character, & the
very stay & hopes of the family, his mother carrying on the baking Trade,
her late husband, M^. John Hyerons, being a Baker. He was buried last
night about 10 Clock in S*. Peter's Church Yard.

Aug. 19 (Men.). From Mist's Journal for Sat., Aug. 17, 1727 : —

[The inscription on the tomb of Sir John Packington K', who died Aug. 13,
20 1727.]

In the same Church lies Sir John Packington, K' and Bart., and his Lady,
Grandfather and Grandmother to Sir John. The first tried for his Life, and
spent the greatest Part of his Fortune in adhering to King Charles I, and the
latter justly reputed the Authoress of The IVbole Duty of Man, who was
exemplary for her great Piety and Goodness.

Aug. 20 (Tu.). On Friday last, at two clock in the Afternoon was
a Convocation, when M"*. James Stephens of Corpus Xti Coll. (one of
Dr. Ratcliff's Physic Fellows) was created INI.D. by Diploma. He carried
it by a JMajority only of one vote, as I hear. He is a great man with the
30 Dutchess of Marlborough, and denyes subscribing to the xxxix Articles of
the Church of England. D^. Leigh, who made a bustle and noise against
honest Dr. Fullerton, did not now appear, nor make any stir against this
Whiggish Physician; neither did Dr. Frewin; nor did Burton of Corpus
(who was before so furious) move now. They were against D^". Fullerton
because he is a Non-Juror, but they are for Stephens because he is an
Hanoverian, a Latitudinarian, and a bitter enemy to the rightful! Heir to
the Crown.

Aug. 21 (Wed.). At Horspath near Oxford, lives one Joseph

Binham, a shepherd. He is a man of about 30 years of age and lives as

40 a servant there to a Farmer. He is a sober man and lays all the Money

he can spare out in books, particularly in books of Astrology, to wch he

is mightily inclined, and reads in the Fields where he keeps sheep, as well

Aug.20,1728. H. to John Murray (Raw). 112. 246; Diaries, 119. 133).
Thanks for the loan of the Wardrobe of Ed. II ; would be glad to know where
the original is. ' I acquainted M^ Bateman, that I thankfully accepted of his
kind Present.'

^ llearne's arithmetic is wrong, and Godwin's right. — Ed.

Aug. 18-25.] VOLUME CXIX, PAGES 130-138 41,

as at home. He hath (I am told) made an Almanack very ingeniously,
and indeed he is much admired by the people of Horspath, as well as by
many others.

Aug. 22(Thur.). On Sunday, Aug. 11, died in London Dr. William
Sherrard, formerly Fellow of S^. John's College in Oxford. He took
the Degree of Bach, of Civil Law as a member of that College on
Dec. II, 1683, and that of Doctor in the same Faculty on June 23,
1694. After this he travelled into the East, and was Consul at Smyrna,
where he collected many Curiosities, such as Inscriptions, Coins, &c., but
the best part of his Coins were unfortunately lost. He understood 10
Botany so well, that he was looked upon as the best Botanist in the
World. Many of his Inscriptions are published by Mr. Chishull in the
first part of his Inscriptiones Asiaticae, a little thin folio (Price a Guinea)
with large Notes, wpli notes are of no great moment. M'. Chishull
designs to print the rest hereafter. I do not know of any book published
under D"". Sherard's name, tho' he be often mentioned with honour by
learned Botanists, &c. Yet I think 'twas he that put out the 2^ Ed. of
Ray's Synopsis in two Volumes.

Bowles of Oriel College (a man hardly worth mentioning) was designed,
much about the time he came to Oxford, to have been an Excise man. 20

Aug. 23 (Pri.). Mr. West hath presented me with a very imperfect
Stowe's Summary. It ends in the i8tl» year of Q. Eliz., A" 1575, atwch
time, I suppose, it was piinted. M>'. West says it is the scarcest of all
the Editions.

He hath also given me a little Quarto printed book, full of copper
Cutts, intit. True Inforviation of the Beginning and Cause of all our
Troubles. Lond. 1648. In it is the only Cut M'. West knows of, of Cheap-
side Cross. As I remember, the same Cross is in a litde book of
R. Burton's or rather Nath. Crouch, the Bookseller's, intit. The History of
the Civil Warrs of Ejigland, Scotland and Ireland ; but perhaps it might 3°
be taken from this.

Aug. 24 (Sat.). On Wed. last, the Dutchess of Marlborough came
from Woodstock in a Coach and six, and dined with D"". Bradshaw,
Dean of X* Ch., after wcb she visited D^. Clark of All Souls College,
then Mr. Rowney of S*. Gyles's, and so returned to Woodstock.

Aug 25 (Sun.). On Tuesday last died the Widow Bremingham, of
S*. Peter's Parish in the East, Oxford, in the 96th year of her Age, and
was buried by her late husband last night in S*. Peter's Church Yard.

On Saturday, Aug. 17, died of a Consumption, M"". William Atkinson,
MA., Rector of Hampton Poyle near Oxford, & Fellow of Queen's Coll., 4°
Oxon. He died at his elder Brother Mr. Arthur Atkinson's House at
Sullhamsted Abbats in Berks. He was looked upon as an honest, sober
man, but he was crazed.

Aug. 24, 1728. H. to Dr. Archer, Archdeacon of Wells (Diaries, 119,
137). Thanks for the papers which had been delivered by Mr. Tottenham ;
also for the present of little old EngHsh MS. about our Saviour's Suflferings,
made to H. by Peter Davis, Esq., Recorder of Wells.


Aug. 26 (Mon.). On Tuesday last died, at Heddington Wick near
Oxford, M>-. John Hunter, M.A. and Pillow of Queen's Coll., Oxon. He
was lately one of the Pro- Proctors of the Univ. He was a drunken sot.
He went to Heddington Wick the day before he died. He was buried
on Thursd. night, Aug. 22°^, at Heddington.

Aug. 27 (Tu.). On Friday, the 23r>^l of Aug., walking by Chilswell
Farm, I met with one John Fowler, who told me that he was shepherd,
and had been so for 31 years, to M"", John Green of that Farm, that he
had been before a shepherd at Bous Hill 26 years, and that he was born

10 at Marsh Baldwin.^ I had a great deal of Discourse with him, par-
ticularly when I met with him again in my Return from Wotton, He
told me oJF many Foundations of old Buildings that had been not long ago
dug up about Chilswell, particularly on the Hill as we go towards
Boushill, a little south west from the House. He designs to dig at
a little distance north from the House for some Antiquities. The Well,
from whence they commonly say the Place was denominated, is still to be
seen, being about a Furlong East from the House, and they go down to it
by steps, and 'tis covered at Bottom with Stone, but 'tis not deep.
It is not kept in any order, the Water being very fowl [sic], but John

20 Fowler (an honest man), who loves to talk of antiquities mightily, says he
will cleanse it himself in a little time. He told me he had heard
of a great battle, that had happened in old time in a Place north west
at some distance from the House.

Aug. 28 (Wed.). Mr. Stowe, in p. 21 of his Summary, ed. 1575,
quotes Henrie Bradshawe of Chester. To inquire what sort of Chronicle
this is, and where now to be met with. He quotes him also in pag. 37,
where he also quotes the Recorde of S*. Asaph's Church. In pag. 51 he
quotes Brute Booke and Peter de Ickham.

Aug. 29 (Thur.). In the Cotton Library (Claudius D, vi. 8) is
2,0 An7iales R. Edivardi filii Edwardi filii Henrici III ab anno l^oj ad
amium 1^2^, per Fratrevi loaimeni de Tfokelotv. He is called John
Tricklow by Stowe, who in his Annals hath quoted him several times.
I wish I had a copy of him. I must therefore remember to write, at
some time or other, about him, either to D^, Mead or else to M^. James

Aug. 29, 1728. 1s.. to the Rev. Mr. Marmaduke Fothergill, in
Massam Street. Westminster (Diaries, 119. 141). Glad to hear again after
several years' silence, but cannot answer the Queries except about the degree
of Bach, of Law. ' If the person you mention is to go out by Creation, then
in that case I know of no statutable Fees. But if he is to take it regularly,
I can let you know the Fees, tho' I shall not trouble you with them 'till I
understand that he is to take it in a regular way.'

^ This spelling, peculiar to Hearne, is erroneous. The name was Baldon at the
time of Domesday Book and still is. — Ed.

"^ Note at the end of the volume (p. 216) 'Aug. 29, M'. Jackson told me
M^ Lindsey is made Rector of Shottesbrooke.'

Aug. 2e-Sept. 2.] VOLUME CXIX, PAGES 138-145 43

Aug. 30 (Fri.). The above mentioned Mi". Maimaduke Fothergill
[see letter 0/ Aug. 2p] is a very Reverend old Clergyman, I think a Non-
Juror, who haih lived at Westminster, in Massam Street, several years,
where at Westminster he hath had a son at School 8 years, and is now
two Terms standing in the Temple, and is intended for a Barrister.
Before he came to Westminster, he lived at Pomfret, where, as a Non-
Juror, as I take him to be, he was a Sufferer. He is a learned worthy
man, but whether he hath published any thing I know not. I think
he was a Cambridge man. I must inquire. M^. Urry, when living,
used to speak very honourably of hirii, & so have all that I ever heard 10
mention him. He is now in great old age, and very infirm. He hath
a very good Study of Books.

Aug. 31 (Sat.). On Wed., Aug. 28, I salv at Oxford and spoke with
a begging old man, that is very hearty, and hath all his senses (as I had
also seen him begging the Sunday immediately before, being Aug.
the 25*^), who said and affirmed that he was above ah hundred years
of age, and had been in all the Civil Warrs, being born in Edinborough
in June 1627. He said his name is Robert Smith. His looks shewed
him to be very old, and it may be he is of the age he pretends, yet he
hath not the speech of either a Scottish or a northern man. 20

Sept. 1 (Sun.). I am well informed that Dr. White Kennett hath
a noble Study of Books, some of the principal of which were his brother,
Basil Kennett's, late President of Corpus Xti College, Oxford, in respect
to w-cli Dr. White Kennett dealt fraudulently, both with regard to the
University and the College;

The same person also informed me that when D^. White Kennett

understood that his Daughter was married to his Coachman,

Newman, a short red-haired man (son of the late ThOmas Newman,
Parish Clark of Shottesbrooke in Berks.), he was most strangely nettled
and cryed for three days together. This match was occasioned chiefly 30
by the D^'s Wife, who, when strangers came, would not endure that her
Daughter-in-law \_sic] should be in company with them, but forthwith
ordered her to retire into the Kitchin or elsewhere among the Servants,
wch made the Girl so familiar with them, that the Coachman and she used
frequently to go out together, and he, having once debauched her, soon

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