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CHILEAN - VIEWS. I shall be greatly holding a commission in the Irish army obliged for descriptions of any prints relating (Herald and Gen., iv. 288). This Gregory to Chile, giving title of subject, artist, en- may have been the regicide graver, size, date of publication, and where father. published-also, whether coloured or not. Another contributor says it is thought he
I am particularly anxious to get the was either a grandson or nephew of this description of an aquatint view of Val- Sir Dudley Norton, who retired from office paraiso, in colours, published in London in 1634 from age and infirmity. probably between the years 1820 and 1840. Published accounts of Sir Gregory Norton
in later life have come very largely from ORLEBAR.—Information for family history
the pens of his enemies, so that it is purposes concerning the Orlebars prior to very difficult to tell his story impartially. 1650 would be greatly appreciated. The A search through the State Papers of his surname (an uncommon one) is found period seems to point to the fact that he recorded in Northamptonshire and Bedford was a shrewd fellow, and one keenly alive shiro, 1100-1914; in Essex, Suffolk, and to his own interests and the “wherewithal.” ('ity of London, 1600-1800.
In a scarce work entitled also as Orlebere, Orlibar, Orlyngbere, Or
The true character of the educations, inclinalingbury, and with the prefix “ De.”
tions, and several dispositions of all and every one
of those bloody and barbarous persons, who sate GERALD ORLEBAR.
as judges upon the life of our late Dread SoveSilsoe Ampthill, Beds.
reign King Charles I. of ever Blessed Memory. SEMAPHORE SIGNALLING STATIONS.--I am
London, 1660,” desirous of tracing the locality of these we read the following description of Sir stations between London and Portsmouth, Gregory :and London and Plymouth. There are
A man of no considerable fortune before these people alive now who recollect their use.
wars, but he obtained afterwards Richmond BLAIR COCHRANE.
House [Palace), and much of the King's goods for
an inconsiderable value, which made him to lend WILLS AT ST. PAUL's.-Has
so ready an eare for the taking away of the King's calendar
any of the wills in the keeping of the Dean and themselves into a conspiracy against it.”
life, he being one of the Judges that murmured (hapter of St. Paul's been printed ?
W. B. GERISH.
The 'History of King-Killers,' 1719, describes him as “the poor scoundrel regicide and beggarly knight,
one of the pensioners of the King, who, in return Replies.
for the bread he had eaten and for being kept from starving, became one of the King's mur
derers, sitting in the court to try him, and SIR GREGORY NORTON, THE REGI- signing the warrant for execution, for which dia. CIDE, AND HIS SON SIR HENRY. bolical action he was rewarded with Richmond
IIouse and Manor, escaping the more proper (1 S. ii. 216, 251; 6 S. xii. 187; 7 S. viii. reward of his villainy, an halter, by dying before 324, 394 ; 10 S. vii. 168, 330, 376, 416.)
the Restoration." THE Nortons of Rotherfield and the Nortons
In a curious broadside dated 1660, and of Southwick have been fully dealt with in
entitled the pages of ‘N. & Q. Incidentally, Sir
“The Picture of the Good Old Cause drawn to Gregory Norton, the regicide, and Sir bone with several examples of God's judgments on
the Life in the Effigies of Master Praise-God-BareHenry Norton his son have been referred to.
some Eminent Engagers against Kingly GovernMuch information relating to the regicide ment,” and his son has recently come under my we learn that Sir Gregory Norton notice, and at the same time a few addi.
“ died raving mad, which by his Physicians was tional facts relating to the'two families men- not imputed to the distemper of his body, but tioned above.
a troubled, disquieted mind ; he was one of the Nothing seems to be known of the parent. King's judges.' age or of the early history of Sir Gregory Created a baronet of Ireland on 27 April, Norton. One contributor to N. & Qi' is 1624, he was described as “ of Charlton, inclined to believe that he belonged to co. Berks.” In 1645 he was M.P. for Midthe Nortons of Kent. Sir Dudley Norton, hurst, Sussex, in the Long Parliament. Secretary of State for Ireland (1612—34), He married Martha, daughter of Bradshaw son of John Norton of Boughton Monchelsea, Drew of Chichester, Sussex, and widow of Kent, is said to have had a brother Gregory | John Gunter of Racton, Sussex.
Henry-of whom more later-succeeded to CHAPEL-HOUSE (11 S. ix. 489).—If R. A. H. his father's estates and baronetcy, and will refer to road-books such as Kearsley's married Mabella, daughter of Sir Richard * Traveller's Entertaining Guide through Norton, Bart.,'of Rotherfield in East Tysted Great Britain,' 1801 ; Cary's 'New Itine. (Hants)—a match which has given rise to rary,' 5th ed., 1812; Paterson's 'Roads,' great confusion in the Norton of Rother. 18th ed., by Edward Mogg, 1826, he will field pedigree. Sir Henry Norton was find that Chapel House, Oxfordshire, is, or apparently no blood relation of his wife. was, between Enstone and Long Compton,
At Somerset House, in the Will Register being about ten miles north-west of Woodfor 1652 (Bоwyer, fol. 179), is a reference to stock, and about one mile north-east of the will of “Sir Gregorie Norton of the Chipping Norton. Parish of Pauls Covent Garden in the It was apparently a place where a good Countie of Middlesex Baronet.” The will inn might be expected, seeing that it was itself is dated 12 March, 1651, and contains where the road from Banbury entered that these words :
between Oxford and Stratford-on-Avon, “ First whereas I have mortgaged my land in which was part of the road from London to Penn in the Countie of Bucks to Robert Johnson Shrewsbury. of London Esquire I leave the redemption thereof to my unnaturallie dysobedient sonne Ilenrie gives no name.
Kearsley (col. 133) says a good inn," but Norton."
Cary (col. 236) gives“ ShakThe testator confirms settlement by deed of speare's. Head”; W. C. Oulton in his his other property, and expresses the wish teer, not a road book, the same name, spelt
* Traveller's Guide,' 1805, which is a gazet. to be buried in or near Richmond. He
Shakespeare.” At Chapel House was was buried in the Richmond Parish Churchyard on 26 March, 1652. The will was
receiving-house for letters.
Another name proved on 24 Sept., 1652, by Dame Martha
appears to have been
Chapel house on the heath.” See Gough's Norton, the relict, who on 20 Oct., 1655, married Robert Gordon, Viscount Kenmure.
Camden's Britannia' (1789), i. 294. This nobleman was born in November, chapel used by pilgrims ; in later times it was
Chapel house before-mentioned was an antient 1622, and succeeded to the peerage in converted into a public house, and by the industry October, 1643. It is said he suffered much of the present proprietor it has arisen to an inn on account of his loyalty to the King, and of the better sort. In digging to enlarge it bodies was excepted from Cromwell's Act of
were found in stone coffins ; in one a number of Grace,” 1654. He died at Greenlaw in 1663. vault like oven: many fragnients of stone mul
beads and a silver crucifix : three urns in a small His widow died about 1671, the will being lions and painted glass. The cemetery is under proved in November of that year. Accord the present high road.”—Ibid., p. 295. ing to Robert Baillie,
If we may assume that the said “present 'Kenmure cast himself away on a foolish mar proprietor, or some one like him, was in riage which would accomplish the ruin of his possession of the inn at Chapel House, family.
called, perhaps, the “ Shakespeare's Head,” The disobedience of Sir Gregory in 1776, it is easy to account for Johnson's Norton's son referred to above was most remarks on the felicity of England in its likely no more than his disapproval of his taverns and inns (Boswell's 'Life of father's extreme anti-Royalism, for, as we Samuel Johnson,' ninth edition, 1822, ii. shall see later, Henry's wife speaks of her 436, under date 21 March, 1776). husband's abhorrence of the deeds
ROBERT PIERPOINT. petrated by the father, Sir Gregory. Succeeding to his father's baronetcy and The following is taken from Mr. H. A. estate, Henry legally held these until the Evans's 'Highways and Byways in Oxford Restoration, when the post-mortem attainder and the Cotswolds ’ (1905), pp. 382–3 :of his father in 1660 deprived him of both “ The direct road [from Chipping Norton) to alike.
Instone and Oxford ascends to the right at the On 10 March, 1658, Sir Henry was enrolled northern extremity of the main street, but in in the Register of Gray's Inn; and in January, out of our way,
order to visit Great Tew we must go a few miles.
Accordingly, we keep straight 1659, he was elected M.P. for Petersfield, on by the Banbury road, and at the first cross Hants, in the Parliament of Richard Crom- roads we pass, a few yards on our right, all that well, but unseated by resolution of the is left of the once famous coaching inn at Chapel House on 22 March of the same year.
House. It had its gardens and its bowling green, ALBERT A. BARKAS.
and was well known to all frequenters of the road Richmond, Surrey.
as one of the pleasantest houses of entertainment
in the Midlands. But in the 'forties, when the (To be continued.)
coaches came to an end, Chapel IIouse, like many
another cheerful wayside hostelry, found its He was also Commander-in-Chief of the
I believe this stick has no inscription on Its isolated, desolate situation must have made it, and, as far as I know, it has never been it doubly welcome to the hali-frozen outside exhibited.
EVAN W. H. FYERS. passenger, whose twenty-mile drive over the Wellington Club, S.W. North Oxfordshire downs enabled him to regard the blazing fire and good old English cheer which “ BLIZARD AS A SURNAME (11 S. ix. 290, awaited him with feelings which may well be 396, 437, 456).—The name of Blezard is envied by the modern occupant of an artificially also found in Westmorland; the author of heated railway carriage."
Original Westmorland Songs' was “As for the chapel, which gave the place its
Windermere name, it belonged to the Priory of Cold Norton Blezard, who resided ....and was intended for the use of the laity; about 1858. The above work, of which I the site of the Priory is marked by the Priory have seen only part i., related chiefly to scenes Farm, half-a-mile to the east; while a further and incidents in the districts of Kendal and relic of the foundation is to be found in the Priory Windermere, and contained notes and a mill, more than a mile to the north. This Priory of Augustinian canons was founded in the twelfth glossary of the local words to be found in century by William Fitzalan, lord of Chipping the songs. Norton, 'to the honour of God, St. Mary, St. John
ARCHIBALD SPARKE, F.R.S.L. the Evangelist, and St. Giles. After the death of the last Prior, in 1496, the foundation died out, While the owners of this name are not and its estates were bestowed by Henry VII. on the Convent of St. Stephen at Westminster.
numerous, they are fairly well distributed
Atlanta, Atlantic City, Baltimore, Boston,
ver, Des Moines, Detroit, Indianapolis,
JOHN E. NORCROSS. mark an inn at the cross-roads, but, though Brooklyn, U.S. I have ridden past it many times, I cannot
MISSIONARY SHIP DUFF (11 S. ix. 410, now say that I remember it.
C. B. WHEELER.
457, 512).---The following may be more acces.
sible works on the above subject : Cousins, Chapel House is near Chipping Norton
The Story of the South Seas'; Stead, and the inn mentioned was probably an old of the London Missionary Society. I have
* Captain James Wilson’; Horne, “Story coaching house called “The Silent Woman, now converted into several cottages. Chapel
obtained these references from a little book House will be found on the Oxfordshire lately published by the S.P.G. entitled 'Yarns Ordnance Survey Map. WM. JAGGARD.
of the South Sea Pioneers,' pp. 13-20.
W. R. B. PRIDEAUX. [A. C. C., MR. WILLIAM MERCER, and MR. WM. H. PEET also thanked for replies.)
ALEXANDER STRAHAN (11 S. ix. 490). —
Mr. Strahan, the publisher, was born about TIPPOO SAHIB'S STICK (11 S. ix. 408, 477). 1830, and is, I believe, still living. He had -A stick formerly belonging to Tippoo no connexion with the Moxon business, Sahib is in the possession of some members although he succeeded that firm as the of my family in Hampshire. It is built up publisher of Tennyson's works. Mr. Strahan of alternate lengths of ivory and ebony, and gave some account of his career, under the has a crutch handle consisting of an ivory title of “Twenty Years of a Publisher's Life,' tusk about 5 in. long. It was given to in a magazine entitled The Day of Rest, my great-grandfather, Rear-Admiral Henry published by himself during 1881. It was Stuart, R.N., by his uncle, Lieut.-General announced in 1882 as to appear in volume James Stuart, who commanded the Bombay form by Messrs. Chatto & Windus, but it army at the siege and capture of Seringa- was
issued. See also “A Great patam in May, 1799. This officer was Publisher from the North of Scotland' formerly in the Seaforth Highlanders, of (Alexander Strahan), Inverness Courier, 29 which regiment he became Colonel-in-Chief. Dec., 1903, and an article by Mr. Strahan on
Charles Knight in Good Words, September, For the ornament consisting of three 1867. In The Recollections of Isabella short pieces of black velvet ribbon sewn to Fyvie Mayo,' '1910, will be found some the collar of a full-dress tunic, and hanging interesting details of the career of Mr. down the back, supposed to be the remains Strahan, who was for some time a prominent of the bow which fastened the queue, figure in the literary and publishing world. and now worn only by the officers of the
WM. H. PEET. 23rd Royal Welsh Fusiliers, see 8 S. vii. 311
(20 April, 1895). From 1700 onwards the HENRY HASE (11 S. ix. 449).—Abraham word was used as slang for a periwig or Newland, after holding office Chief
peruke, and is derived from the verb to Cashier of the Bank of England for nearly Aash," itself apparently of onomatopoeic thirty years, died 21 Nov., 1807, and an origin.
A. R. BAYLEY. official notice was issued that on an d after 1 Jan., 1808, Bank of England notes “ AMONG THE BLIND THE ONE-EYED MAN would be made payable to Henry Hase
(11 S. ix. 369, 412, 477).—As to or bearer.” The phrase "To the tune of the mention of Erasmus at the second referHenry Hase" would to-day be To the
ence, I may, perhaps, point out that in tune of a fiver."
· Adagia, id est Proverbiorum, Paroemiarum It may be worth recording that during ....Collectio,' the proverb “ Inter cæcos the tenure of office by a later Cashier the
regnat strabus is
among those under the notes were known by the more poetical heading. ' Excellentia et Inæqualitas,' which name of the Promise of May.”
is a subdivision of ‘Dignitas, et ExcelJ. H. K.
lentia, et Inæqualitas': in the edition of (J. F. also thanked for reply.]
1599, col. 479 ; in that of 1670, p. 188. THE FLASH" THE ROYAL WELSH lected by Michael Apostolios has not always
Perhaps the order of the proverbs colFUSILIERS (11 S. ix. 488). According to been the same. the Records and Badges of Every Regi- the Elseviers in 1653, the proverb , 'Ev Toîs
In my copy, printed by ment and Corps in the British Army, by τόπους τυφλών λάμων βασιλεύει, is Chichester and Burges-Short, published by William Clowes & Sons, Ltd., in 1895,
found at Cent. VIII. Prov. 31. The Latin
column is : officers and sergeants of this regiment are equivalent in the opposite distinguished by wearing “the flash,” a
Cæcorum in patria luscus rex imperat bow of broad black silk ribbon with long omnis.” In a note, p. 310, ydájov appears ends, attached to the back of the tunic- as an alternative for Nápov. The note gives collar. No authentic explanation of the έν τυφλων πόλεϊ Γλαμυρός βασιλεύει, of origin of the flash has appeared, and the which the full reference is to be found in official returns throw no light upon the Liddell and Scott, s.v. ylapvpós, “ Proverb. subject. In an inspection report of 1786 it
Schol. Il. 24. 192." is noted that “the officers of this regiment
ROBERT PIERPOINT. wear the hair turned up behind. This method of having the hair fastened up with " CORVICER” (11 S. ix. 308, 395, 477).a bow or flash was then or later the "
grena - At the time the parish registers began, this dier fashion of wearing it. Probably the
name had almost become obsolete. flash was retained to commemorate some On the Preston (Lancs) Guild Roll for 1415 such distinctive method of dressing the there were no fewer than eight tradesmen hair in use in the regiment in the days of described as corvisers." They were adqueues and hair powder. The regiment mitted by the payment of fines, as their was founded in 1689 from some thirteen fathers were not on the earlier Guild Rolls. .separate companies raised in 1686.
In 1562 there were seven of this trade adThere are two separate histories of the mitted, but they are all described as “shceregiment :
HENRY FISHWICK. (a) The Historical Record of the 23rd Royal Welsh Fusiliers, 1689–1850. Illustrated. BOOKS ON CHELSEA (11 S. ix. 479).- The Published by Parker in 1850.
(6) Historical Record of the Royal Welsh kilns alluded to existed in 1908 in a poor Fusiliers. By Major Rowland Broughton-Main- street between Fulham Road and the river. waring, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Illustrated.
There is no question of the More fataly London, Hatchards, 1889.
lost”: it is in the possession G. YARROW BALDOCK, Major. of a descendant, and is highly prized. South Hackney, N.E.
SIR JACOB ADOLPHUS (11 S. ix. 268, 397). -MacGillivray and Yarrell having set the - He was appointed a Hospital Mate in the fashion of abbreviating it to “tit. Army by warrant dated 2 Oct., 1795. In The term “ blackcap. ” for this species is May, 1797, he became Lieutenant and to be deprecated, as this is the recognized Surgeon of the New Romney Fencible shortened name of the blackcap warbler, Cavalry, with which regiment he served Sylvia atricapilla atricapilla, Linn. during the rebellion in Ireland, until the
Hugh S. GLADSTONE. corps
reduced in 1800. He then reverted to his employment as Hospital NELL GWYN: Rose GWYN (11 S. ix. 410). Mate until he obtained a commission as —Mr. Cecil Chesterton probably derived his Assistant Surgeon of the 60th Foot, 10 Oct., information from the notes to Mr. Gordon 1802. He passed through the grades of Goodwin's admirable edition of Peter Cun. Regimental Surgeon, Staff Surgeon, and ningham's 'Story of Nell Gwyn ' (see p. 215). Deputy Inspector of Hospitals, and became It would appear that in December, 1663, Inspector of Hospitals, by brevet, 27 May, Rose Gwynn was imprisoned in Newgate 1825. On his retirement on half-pay in for robbery, but she possessed influence November, 1827, he was promoted to the enough to gain a reprieve before judgment permanent grade of Inspector of Hospitals. at the Old Bailey, and she was visited in He took part in the Walcheren Expedition, prison by the King's favourite, Thomas but his service abroad was principally in the Killigrew, and by Browne, the Duke of West Indies. There he appears to have York's cupbearer. On 30 Dec. she obtained passed his early years, having served his her discharge, having pleaded that her apprenticeship to a medical practitioner in father had lost all he had in the service of Spanish Town, Jamaica. On 19 Nov., 1816, the late King (* Cal. State Papers, Dom.,' the degree of M.D, was conferred on him by 1663–4, pp. 390, 393). The probabilities Marischal College and University of Aber- point to this Rose being Nell Gwyn's sister deen.
of that name. A son, Edwin Adolphus, M.D. Edin. 1838 Rose Gwyn's first husband is stated to (born 5 March, 1817), was an officer in the have been John Cassells, who apparently Medical Service of the Army from 1839 to flourished as a highway captain 1819.
W. JOHNSTON, Col. time, and died in 1675, leaving his widow Newton Dee, Murtle, Aberdeen.
penniless. Charles II. gave her a pension
of 2001. a year on the Irish establishment, “ TITMARSH IN AN ALLEGED POEM BY which she enjoyed until the accession of TENNYSON (11 S. ix. 487).—This bird is, I William and Mary. Subsequently she marbelieve, a titmouse (Parus)most probably ried a person named Forster, and received a P. palustris. It figures in the Index of legacy of 2001. from her sister Nell in the Swainson's ‘Provincial Names and Folk. first codicil of the latter's will, and a further Lore of British Birds,' and lures you to sum of 2001. in the second codicil. Her p. 33, but is not to be found when you get husband was bequeathed “a ring of the there.
ST. SWITHIN. value of forty pounds or forty pounds to
buy him a ring. The latest authority (Mr. H. Kirke Swann be known of her.
Nothing further seems to
W. F. PRIDEAUX. in his · A Dictionary of English and Folk Names of British Birds,' 1913) does not JOHN SWINFEN (11 S. ix. 307, 375, 438).include the word “titmarsh."
The following additional particulars may be It may be that the marsh tit is intended ; found useful. John Swinfon was M.P. for if so, the British Species is now termed Stafford, not Tamworth, in the Long ParliaParus palustris dresseri, Stejn. The British ment, from 30 Oct., 1645, until secluded in willow-tit, P. atrica pillus kleinschmidti, Pride's Purge in December, 1648. He Hellm.. and the Northern willow-tit, was eldest son of Richard Swinfen of Swinfen, P. atricapillus borealis, Sely's., have often co. Stafford, by Joan, daughter of George been confounded with the British marsh Curitall, gent. He was born 19 March, tit (* A Hand- List of British Birds, by 1612/13, bapt. at Welford 28 March; sucErnst Hartert, F. C. R. Jourdain, N. F. ceeded his father 10 May, 1659; married, Ticehurst, and H. F. Witherby, 1912). 26 July, 1632, Anne, daughter of Mr. John
If in the poem the word “titmouse Brand reth ; and died 29 March, buried 13 had been used, it would not have affected April, 1694, at Welford, having survived all the scansion, and would have retained the his sons. His wife was buried at Welford form employed by the older authors | 29 April, 1690. Their only daughter and