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got her consent and married her, altogether unknown both to her Father
and her mother-in-law,^ her Father having otherwise designed her for
a Clergyman, as he after told her, when in his Sthdy he proposed the
Match to her, when she plainly told him her Affections were set upon
the Coachman, and indeed signifyed that she was really married to him, 40
at wcl^ her Father was struck with Confusibn and Grief, well knowing
how grateful! this News would be to his Enfemies.

Sept. 2 (Men.). The Rev. M^. Benjamin Ely is minister of Piddington,
in wct Parish was the Hermitage of Mussewell, and probably he can give

Sept. 2, 1728. H. to the Honoured Dr. Richardson at North
Bierly in Yorkshire (Diaries, 119. 146). Is glad of an opportunity of

^ Heanie means stepmother.


a good account thereof. So M'". James Gibson, minister of Wotton
Underwood in Bucks., told me on Thursday, Aug. 29, which Mr. Gibson
was then in Oxford, and told me he had just delivered to Mr. Litchfeild
'his Grammatical Observations or Remarks, to be printed at his (M^.
Litchfeild's) Press, that they were to be printed in 4*0, that the book
would make eight sheets, and a thousand were to be printed. He said
he had dedicated it to both the Archbishops and to the Convocation.

The said M^. Gibson hath two children, both by his first Wife, viz. the

eldest a Daughter, born, I think, in 1694, and the second a son, M^.

10 James Gibson, M.A. and a Clergyman, born, I think, in 1695, both at

Bray, where the Father was then a Schoolmaster. His wife died of the

3'^^ child in childbed, and the child died at the same time.

Sept. 3 (Tu.). The Roll I borrowed of Peter Le Neve, Esq., relating
to the Norfolk families, I returned safe to M^. West, who took care to
send it me. But it seems now M''. Le Neve hath told M^". West that 'tis
not Botoner's or W^^i Worcester's, as before I had understood from him
it was, and therefore he desires me not to take notice of it as such.

I hear D^, Sherard hath left to the University of Oxford all his Books,
Physical Plants, and other Curiosities, and three thousand Pounds besides
20 to endow a Botanick Professorship ; the Books to be placed in the
Library of the Physick Garden. It seems he hath left nothing at all to
St. John's College, where they had not been so kind to him as he

Sept. 6 (Pri.). M^. Baker tells me they have received at Cambridge
Dr. Woodward's Fossils, a great Treasure undoubtedly, but M"". Baker
being (as he says) no Judge of such Curiosities, he therefore waved
giving an account of them, and instead thereof sent me some short
account of his Will, viz. : He leaves to his Executors in trust all his
personall estate, debts. Bonds, Bills, Mortgages, &c. (except his Collection
30 of English Fossils in two Cabinets, wc^ he leaves to the University of
Cambridge) therewith to purchase Lands & Tenements of the yearly
value of 150 libs.; the purchase made, to be conveyed over to the
University of Cambridge, thereout one hundred pounds to be paid
yearly to a Lecturer, to be chosen by his Executors or the Survivor of
them, and after by the L^ ArchbP of the Province, the Bp of the Diocese,
the Presidents of the Coll. of Physicians & of the Royal Society, the two

writing by means of his son, Gent. Com. of Brazennose Coll., who is going
home to Yorkshire. The text of the Black Book and of IVm. Worcester is all
printed, but the Appendix, which will contain Archbp. Rotherham's will, is not
finished. Would be glad of information about the College at Rotherham,
especially about its dissolution. There is at Cambridge a copy of the Statutes
of this College, but it is illegible ; would be pleased to hear if another copy

Sept. 2, 1728. Thomas Jett to H. (Rawl. 28. 45). Forwards a letter of
S. Burroughs asking information about John Alcock (see Diary, Oct. 4).

^ Note at the end of the vohime (p. 216) 'Thursday morning, Sept. 5: Cry of Fire
and Murder at Edm. Hall about i Clock ; the cry continued to | hour after two or
more ; Murne and two of Merton, &c. authors.*

Sept. 2-7.] VOLUME CXIX, PAGES 145-152 45

Representatives in Pari, whom he allows to vote by Proxy, & by the
whole Senate of the said University, that none but Bachellours be chosen,
& in case of Marriage the Lecture to become void, a Layman (celeris
paribus) to be preferred to a Clergyman, the Lecturer to be subject to
such Rules & Orders (not interfering with his Will) as the Electors shall
think fit. The Lecturer to reside in the University, not to be absent
above two months, & that in the long Vacation, & he to read four
Lectures every year (one of w^li at least to be printed) on some one or
other of the Subjects treated of in his Natural History of the Earth, his
defence of it against Camserarius, his Discourses of Vegetation, or his 10
State of Physic, at discretion, in English or Latin, the said Lecturer to
have the care & custody of the Fossils & to attend three days in the week
from nine to eleven in the morning and from two till four in the
afternoon, to shew them gratis to all curious persons. Two discreet
& carefull persons to be appointed to inspect the said Fossils & to com-
pare 'em with the Catalogues, that none be lost, to whom he allows 5 libs,
apiece to be annually paid, & ten pounds annually to the Lecturer, to
be laid out in making Observations & Experiments, keeping Corre-
spondencies, &c., &c., ten pounds for a Dinner annually on the first of
May for the Chancellor, Vice-chancellor, & Heads of Houses, to the end 20
that they may confer and consider of Methods to improve his Design.
The Surplusage to go to the University for Taxes or other Contingencies.
But if it falls short, the Lecturer is to make good the deficiency. He
appoints his Executors the Hon. Dixey Windsor, Esq. ; Hugh Bethel,
Esq. ; Richard Graham, Esq., & Col. Richard King, and leaves to each of
them 20 libs, for Mourning; dated first of October, 1727.

The Will is very long, and yet M^. Baker is told he has left Instructions
to his Executors as long as the Will, which M^". Baker hath not yet seen.

Since the D^". was my Friend, M'. Baker hath sent me his Degree.
John Woodward was diplomated M.D. by a Faculty or Letters patent 3°
from the ArchbP of Cant., Feb. 4, 1694. Admissus ad eundem gradum
Cantabrigiae, 1695.

Sept. 7 (Sat.). M^. Baker aforesaid was born in the parish of
Lanchester, in the Bishoprick of Durham, at Croke, the Seat of their
Family, in a very barren Soil. That Parish is of very large Extent, and
the Church was Collegiate, consisting of a De^n and seven Prebendaries,
founded or instituted by Anthony, Bp of Durham, 12 Kal. Oct., an. 1283.
Mr. Baker does not find the Bp added any Endowments, but according to
the use and fashion of instituting collegiate Churches parcelled out the
Glebe and Tithes amongst the Dean & Prebendaries, w^h in very large 40
Parishes would (with obits and other perquisits) make a competent
maintenance, as M^. Baker says he can easily judge by the Portions or
Shares assigned in this Parish, wch he is well acquainted with, vi'^^ may
be found in Dugdale's Monasticon, vol. iii, part ii, p. 38. And yet this
vastly wide Parish, upon the Suppression, had only ten pounds per an.
to maintain a Curate, till of late it was augmented by Queen Ann's
Bounty, united to that of the late Bp of Durham and other private
Benefactors, so that now again there is a sufficient Maintenance, & yet
only a Curacy instead of a College.


Sept. 8 (Sun.). They are reprinting at London in iv volumes in
Folio, L<i Bacon's Works, to w'cb will be added several Things never
before printed from MSS. Meeting on Friday last with Mr. Crynes, the
Beadle, he told me D"". Rich. Rawlinson had wrote twice to him partly
about this affair, whence he guesses that the D^. is concerned in the
Edition. I know not to what purpose they reprint these Things, most of
what he hath published being of no great moment, but only Trash. For
my own part, I little value any thing of his besides his Hen, VII. The
D""., it seems, desired M^". Crynes to consult the MSS. given to the
lo Bodleian Library by D^. Middleton Massey, who (I remember) formerly
gave several MSS., & since I was debarred the Library he hath given
(tho' I never saw them, nor do I know how they are disposed of)
abundance more. M"". Crynes said two Hogsheads.

Sept. 9 (Mon.). At Pembroke Hall in Camb. they have elected one
Dr. Hawkins into the place of the late Master, Dr, Lany, in prospect, M^.
Baker presumes, of his being a Benefactor, being very wealthy.

I am well informed that M^". Weeksy, of Oriel Coll., one of the
Executors, declares that they will not pay the money D'". Carter left to
that College, till they are forced to it by Law.
ao Mr. Brereton and M^. Vesey, fellows of Lincoln College, told me
'tother day that they know nothing of an old Register in their College,
that I told them Ant. a Wood had referred to in a note upon Godwin, in
well 'tis asserted that their Founder, Thomas Rotherham, was buried in
Luton church. M''. Vesey said he had made notes from their Registers
and remembered no such Matter. M^. Brereton hath no skill in Things
of this nature, but Mr. Vesey hath.

Sept. 10 (Tu.). On Saturday, Sept. 7, one Mr. Loden, who lives at
Gooseford or Gosworth, told me that he keeps a Dary and that he rents
a great deal of Land, about 15 or 16 acres of wcb, being part of Kidlington
30 Common, he pays rent for it to every one that hath right to the Common,
this Part having been inclosed by Consent, and the way of Payment is in
the Church, where every man hath his Proportion paid him, without
giving any Receipt.

Sept. 11 (Wed.). Mr. Fletcher Gyles, of London, Bookseller, called
upon me on Sunday last, Sept. 8. He told me, D^, John Freind's books
(as D"". Mead had informed him) are to be sold by Auction about
November next. He said D^". Mead had told him they vvere worth about
fourteen hundred Pounds. He said they were books of use, tho' not so
much of Curiosity.^

40 Sept. 12 (Thur.). M^. John Combes, a Basket maker of S*. Peter's

Sept. 10, 1728. The Earl of Oxford to H. (Raw!. 8. 194). Will lend
him the life of Sir Simonds D'Ewes, if he likes.

Sept. 12, 1728. T. Baker to H. (Rawl. 27 B. 64). Agrees with H. that
Rotherham's will is worth printing.

* Note at the end of the volume (p. 216) ' Wed., Sept. 11, afternoon between 3 and
4 Clock, Collins of Edm. Hall's chamber robbed by some one in a riding hood.'

Sept. 8-13.] VOLUME CXIX, PAGES 152-156 47

Parish in the East, Oxford, and an honest man, who was born at
Wallingford and was apprenticed at Henley upon Thames, says that it
manifestly appears that Gray's Court, near Henley, was once of a larger
extent and bigger than Blenheim House at Woodstock, \v^^ I think to be
true also from what I have seen of it. It was once a Castle. There are
Towers of it still remaining. The said John Combes was born in
May, 1684.

One Mr. Luddell, a Chandler, of S*. Peter's in the Bailly, Oxford,
delights much in old Coins, and picks up many of them. I have had
several of him. 10

To enquire of Dr. Tanner, whether there be any of D'". Leonard
Hutten's Collections about the Foundation of X* Ch. Coll. in Christ-
Church Treasury, or whether ever he met with any of them. D"". Holyday
had some of them ; see pag. 575 of the second Vol. of the Black Book
of the Exchequer that I am now printing.

Tho' the iNIayor, Recorder, Aldermen, &c., of the City of Oxford go
to Cairfax Church, as the City Church, yet the City hath properly no
church, as M^. Hey wood (the Lawyer) of Holywell, told me on Monday.
That church (saith he) no more belongs to them than S*. Marie's doth to
the University. 20

The University pays so much a year to S'. Marie's Parish for the use
of that Church, wcb Church they have used time out of mind.

Ml". Heywood could not tell me whether the City paid any money to
Cairfax Parish for the use of the Church.

Enquire of M^. Baker, of Cambridge, how it is in their University, viz.
whether the University pays any thing for the use of that church to the
Parish of S*. JMary.

Sept. 13 (Fri.). The Repairing the East End of Cairfax Church,
Oxford, cost seventy Pounds or thereabouts. The Defect was occasioned
by the removing some Buttresses in the Chancell to make the Butter- 3°
bench, wc^ was done by the advice of some rash, indiscreet persons who
perceived their error too late.

Dr. John Freind's Character since his Death dwindles much. It appears
that he was not only proud and covetous & inconstant in his Principles,
but likewise very lewd, insomuch that, separating himself from his own
wife (w<^li, it seems, he hath done for 11 or 12 years) he kept company
with other Women, particularly with one M^s, Chetwind (a married
Woman, whose husband is still living) who was with him on his Death
bed, and tho' he sent then for his Wife, yet he would take nothing from
her hands, but all Physick and every thing else from the hands of 40
M". Chetwind. This Course made him die in much worse Circumstances
than was exspected, he being not so rich as had been reported. It seems
he was the more fond of this jM^s. Chetwind on purpose to get into the
Favour of the Royal Family, as the Brunswick Family is stiled. It is also

Sept. 12, 1728. H. to the Earl of Oxford (Rawl. 8. 194, draft). Wishes
to borrow the life of Sir Simonds D'Ewes ; it will be of use in the edition of
the Black Book.

Sept. 13, 1728. T. Ward to H. (Rawl. 17. 45). Sends some papers for
H.'s perusal (see Diary, Sept. 25, Sept. 27, Oct. 15, Oct. 23).


said, and that justly, that he was ungratefull, particularly to his Friend
Dr. Mead, by whose kindness he rose to the Reputation he had, but
after he had once advanced himself, he did what he could insidiously to
break the D^'s Character, a thing w^h since his Death the D^. is very
sensible of, as I am informed.

D"". Robert Plot designed to have wrote the Natural History of Somerset-
shire and of the other Counties of England. But he only finished
Oxfordshire and Staffordshire, both which are published. Remarks for
the other Counties are in MSS., one volume of wch in 4*" I have now by
10 me, having been lent me by Dr. John Thorp of Rochester, to whom
it was given by the late D"". John Burman, the Doctor's son-in-law.

Sept. 14 (Sat.). M"". Fletcher Gyles says he is now 42 years old.
He was born in London, but descended from the Gyleses of Winslaw
in Buckinghamshire. He hath got for his Apprentice a son of M'.
W"i. Whiston, who hath, upon many accounts, made so much noise in
the World, wcli son is a lad, it seems, of great quick natural parts and

Lincoln Coll. paid 2/6 per an. to Stodeley Nunnery, and 3/ to Little-
more Nunnery. So an old Rental of 1487 in the College.
20 Mr. Fletcher Gyles's Wife, who was with him in Oxford & returned
with him again this day for London, is a Woman of great Probity and
Understanding, and talks of many things relating to History with much
readiness. With them came Captain Hodgson, a man of better than
fifty years of age, and his Wife, a very pretty young Woman, was with
him. This Captain Hodgson, who belonged to a Man of War, is a
Gentleman of very good sense & a very honest man, and hath great
delight in History and Antiquities, but I cannot find that he was ever of
any University.

Ml". Gyles told me last night that they are certainly printing Thucydides
30 in Holland, that he hath seen fifty sheets of it, and that the Editor is
Mf. Wasse of Aynoe.

Sept. 15 (Sun.). The Horse Race, w^b according to agreement should
have been this year in Port Meadow on the 27*^ of August, was this year
put off to the lo^h of this month, when the Weather (w^li before had been
bad) being pleasant it began, & ended on Friday night, Sept. 13, but the
Race was but mean, it being a sickly time and therefore very few persons
of distinction were in Oxford.

Matthew Poole was put upon the Synopsis Criticorum by D"". Lloyd, the
late Bp of Worcester, as I remember he (the said Bp) told Mr. Dodwell
40 by letter, and it was on purpose to take him off from other things

Sept. 16 (Men.). Last night called upon me, between 5 and 6 Clock,
Broun Willis, Esq., who told me that tho' he otherwise values White
Kennett, Bp. of Peterborough, yet he by no mean likes his late fol. Book
of Chronological History.

Mf. Wren, a young Commoner of X* Ch., is Grandson to Sir Christopher
Wren, and is curious in Coins, as also is his Father, who hath an excellent

Sept. 13-18.] VOLUME CXIX, PAGES 156-163 49

Collection of them, as may appear partly from the 4th Book he published
of them some years ago.

The Earl of Oxon. hath many old Writings relating to the Abbey of
Biddlesden in Bucks. Humfrey Wanley bought them for him at the same
time that M^. Willis was first about them, wch INfr. Willis looks upon as
a trick. The Abbats of Biddlesden, in Browne Willis's Rhapsody (vol. ii),
were extracted & sent to Mr. Willis from those Writings by H. Wanley,
who, however, would not do it under a Guinea.

This day M'. Francklin, carpenter, was chosen IMayor of Oxford
for this year, and M"^. Brookland, millener, and Mr. Kenton, brewer, 10

In White Waltham church in Berks, are the ruins of an old Rood-

Sept. 17 (Tu.). This year a new Chappell was built at Pembroke Coll.
on the South side of the College next to Slaughter or Brewers' Lane.

[Quotations from The Present State of Scotland \iy A. M. Philopatris, Loiid.

1682, are here omitted.]

On p. 237, in the Account of the then Masters and Professors in King's
College of the University of Aberdeen, Patrick Gordon is mentioned as
then Professor there of Humanity and of the Oriental Languages. He is 20
now living, being Prebendary of Hereford, & he was my first Schoolmaster
in the Latin Tongue, he being then, having been forced from Scotland,
Master of the Free School at Bray, near Windsor. He is a good Scholar
and a learned Man, He taught Hebrew in Bray School to one or two
Boys, viz. the highest, but I was then only in my Accidence.

Sept. 18 (Wed.). Yesterday I was at Lincoln College at I\Ir, Vesey's
Rooms. He shewed me the old Register referred to by Ant. a Wood, in
wch Thomas Rotherham, ArchbP. of York, is said to be buried in the
Church of Luton, Bedfordshire. The Book is in folio and consists chiefly
of Composidons. The Passage INIr. Wood refers to is in page 126. The 30
Words are, Mortuus auteni est aijno domim 1500 Sf sepultus hi com. Bedford
in ecclesia parochiali de Luton. The Book was begun anno 1472. Among
other things in it is Inventarhan onmi'tim librorum m lihraria collegii Lincoln
contentorum^ namely anno 1474, among w^^ books is libellus de cronicis
Mariani Scoti, secundo folio si pluraris. But that part of the book,
where the note before mentioned about Rotherham is, is inlit. Brevis
Annotatio de Fundatoribus 6^ Benef actor ibus Coll. Line, in Oxon., in w"^
Annotation or Narrative are several mistakes, and one of them I take this
to be, about Rotherham's being buried in Luton Church, since it was in
the Cath. Church of York according to Godwin and agreeable to his Will. 4°
Who the Author of this Annotatio was, does not appear, butEdm. Audley,
Bp of Salisbury, is the last Benefactor mentioned, thus : Edmujidus
Audley^ episcopiis Sarinn, dedit collegio 400 libras, quibtis emptae 6^ per-
quisitae sunt terrae de Peiiso et Ekney ad cmendas vesturas sociorum, sicut
apertius patet in ipsius composicione. Audley died Aug. 23, 1525.

I then mentioned to M^. Vesey that all the Historical Passages in
Gascoign's i\IS. Diciionariiim Theologicum, wct they have in Lincoln Coll.
Library, ought to be printed, but to this he said nothing, nor could I ever



get M"". Tottenham or any one else there to shew any consent, & yet
Dr. Ger. Langbaine was of my opinion.^

Mr. Appleby of St. Peter's in the East, Oxford, said last night he is
above sixty years old. M"". Reeves, painter, of that Parish said then that
he is 57 years old.

Sept. 20 (Fri.). A mysierye of inyquyte contayned within the heretycall
Gejiealogie of Pojice Pantolabus is here both disclosed 4- confuted by Johan
Bale, anno MDXLII. Empty nted at Geneva, by Mychael Wood, 1554.
This is the title of a Book of John Bale's bound up with both Parts of
10 Bale's English Votaries, and lent me to peruse by Thomas Ward, Esq.
This Piece, full of scurrility, is a very great Rarity, what I do not remember
to have perused before. I only just run it over, having not time to read
it all.

Sept. 21 (Sat.). Stowe Wood (near Beckley and Stanton St. Johns)
is often called Stockherst or Stockhurst Wood, from one Stockherst, who
lived at the Royal Oak, just by the stile (on the Worcester Road) where
we enter the Wood, w^h Stockherst was an old man in K. Charles IPs
time, and was commonlv called old Stockherst.

Mr. Combes the Printer, who lives in St. Ebbe's Parish, Oxon., told me
20 yesterday that he is in the 63rd or grand Climacterical year of his age,
being: born in 1666.


Sept. 22 (Sun.). On Friday last, Sept. 20, died Mr. Tho. Browne's
Daughter, of the small Pox, and was buried last night in S*. Peter's in
the East church yard, by its Grandfather and Grandmother. The said
Thomas Browne is Mancipal of Magd. college. The Child (an ideot)
was his first child and the Pall was held up by young Women, that had
scarffs & gloves, and the rest (and there were many) had gloves that

Yesterday morning (Sept. 21) died M^". Battam, a slatter of St. Peter's

30 in the East, Oxon. He was well Monday last. His Distemper the Gout

in the Head. He was buried to-night in S*. Peter's Church Yard.


Sept. 23 (Men.). One Mr. John Ball, some time ago of Corpus Xti
in Oxford, now a Non-Juror, hath put out proposals [for] Peter Gyllius's
Antiquities of Constantinople, in English, with divers Improvements. This
Mr. Ball (who is only Bach, of Arts) was born in Oxford, and bears the
character of being a very honest man.

Sept. 24 (Tu.). Thomas Ward of Barford, near Warwick, Esq., hath
lent me (iho' I had the 4*0 Ed. before), Nic. Fulleri Miscellanea,

Sept. 19, 1728. H.to Samuel Gale in Bedford Row (Diaries, 119. 165).
Thanks for the information about an ancient Velom Roll ; thinks it would be
suitable for an Appendix and would like to see it. [See Diary, Sept. 28.]

Sept. 22, 1728. H. to the Earl of Oxford (Diaries, 119. 167). Had
received safely on Friday the folio MS. of Sir Simonds D'Ewes's Life, written
by himself ; notices that it is incomplete at the end ; it contains several things
of note, but others are such as to justify the opinion H. had formerly of the
Author. There was no other MS. delivered with it.

* The passages were published in iS8i, with the title Loci e libra veritaluin, edited
by Professor Thorold Rogers. — Ed.

Sept. 18-28.] VOL. CXIX, P. 163 — VOL. CXX, P. 3 51

Heidelb., mdcxii, 8^0, which belonged formerly to some learned person,
a Divine as I gather, but I know not who he was (nor can I think it was
the Author himself), who, it seems, was in mean circumstances, and hath
written these verses at the end :

[Verses omitted].


Sept. 25 (Wed.). Perused a book entit. The fearfull Fansies of the
Floreiiline Coiiper, written in Toscane, by John Baptista Gelli, one of the
free Sttidie of Florence, and for recreation translated into English by
W. Barker, Lond. 1568, 8^0. Barker tells us in the Preface that the author
Gelli was a Taylour, and chief of the vulgar Universities of Florence 10
when he (Barker) was there. The book lent me to peruse by M^. Ward.
Fol. 35^ : he maketh Duns Scotus to be buried quick.

Sept. 26 (Thur.). My late learned Friend, D"". Thomas Smith, was
incorporated M.A. of Cambridge, as I am informed by M^". Baker :
'admissus ad eundem gradum Cantabrigiae 1672, 3.' It does not
surely appear wc^ year, probably the latter, at the Commencement, as
it commonly happens. Their Registers, as is known, take in part of
two years.

Sept. 27 (Fri.). Read a MS. Paper, lent me by Tho. Ward, Esq.,
being M^ Gawen's dying Speech. He solemnly protests his Innocency 20
with respect to those treasonable crimes, sworn against him at his Tryal
by Mr. Gates & M^". Dugdale, & for wc^ he was condemned. He confesses
& owns to the whole world that he is a Roman Catholick, a priest, and
one of that sort of Priests wct are called Jesuits. Both he and the Jesuits

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