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The main line was of Llapartb, Mon payment of a small fee, and certified copies are mouthshire, until 1400. The Greysappor branch furnished at a further charge, as specified in the was there in tbe great-grandfather of Francis of schedule of fees appearing at the latter reference. 1623. An earlier offshoot took the name of Lewis There is no collection in the India Office of wills and settled at Llanthewy, co. Mon.

executed at St. Helena, but in many cases tran

Thos. WILLIAMS. scripts of such documents are recorded on the Aston Clinton.

official consultations” in the custody of the

Registrar and Superintendent of Recorde. “PHILAZER” (8th S. iii. 28, 97, 154).—If your

DANIEL HIPWELL, correspondent requires any further reference be

17, Hilldrop Crescent, N. may consult Cowel's ‘Interpreter of Law Terms,' 1701, sub “Filacer." The following quotations

AUTHORS OF QUOTATIONS WANTED (8th S. iii. are from the Rev. T. L. 0. Davies's most useful 189).

Indocti discant, et ament meminisse periti. 'Supplementary English Glossary ':

This is the translation of lines 741-2 of Pope's • Essay on “The cursitors are by counties; these are the Lord Criticism, which was taken as a motto for Hénault's Chancellor's. The philizers and exigenters are by Abrégé Chronologique de l'Histoire de France,' in 1744, counties also, and are of the Common Pleas.”– North, and acknowledged as such in the preface to the third Life of Lord Guildford,' i. 186.

edition of that work, in 1749. This appears, in reference " Thomas Winford......had formerly been philazer of to it, as a new quotation in the eleventh iesue, in 1879, of Surrey, &c., and bad surrendered that office into my Büchmann's Geflügelte Worte,' with a special mark as bands."-Ibid., ii. 47.

I am not aware of any work with an earlier year F. C. BIRKBECK TERRY.

in which the history of the line is to be seen. It is “SQUIN” (8th S. iii. 166). — A lady, a native of common now. Pope's couplet is :

Content, if hence th’ unlearn'd their wants may view, Portslade-by-Sea, Sussex, to whom I have com

The learn'd reflect on wbat before they knew. municated the substance of your correspondent's There is a note in N. & Q.,'1" 8. xii. 204 : “ This is the note, asking her if the local name for the scallop motto to Laharpe's - Cours de Littérature."" is " &quin " or "quid," is ignorant of such a name

ED, MARSHALL applied to the “escallop," i. e., the creature with one flat shell and the other oval [=convex, ac

Miscellaneous. cording to her outside view), a pretty crinkled She says, however, there is a much

NOTES ON BOOKS, &c. smaller shell-fish,

Notes on the Middleton Family of Denbighshire. By W. " like the escallop, but the shells are both oval. We In this interesting monograph on the Middleton family,

Duncombe Pink. (Printed for Private Circulation.) called otherwise. I wish I could get a few to send to of New River celebrity, Mr. Pink has brought together

a mags of material in a handy form for the genealogist. you, but I have not seen any yet this year. They are generally caught with the escallops. My brother is very culty attends the compilation of anything like a satis

It is a remarkable circumstance that considerable diffi. fond of them, eating them just as he does oysters.”

factory account of several of the at one time best-known This seems to be what is figured in the 'Penny branches of this widely spread family, and one of Mr. Cyclopædia' as Pecten gibbosus. The cyclopædist Pink's objects in reprinting the present pamphlet from

the pages of the Chester Courant is the eliciting of new says :

facts. “Over our own southern coasts, where the sea in

Not the least curious point about the Denbighshire prodigal of its contributions to the table, pectens are

stock which has made the name of Myddelton, or considered a delicacy, and when well treated by a good Middleton, so historical is that the name itself is not cook make a rich

and sapid disb, as might he expected the heritage of the family by male descent, but was from the name of them when 80 prepared, 'Quins.'

assumed by it on marriage with the heiress of the A very obscure allusion, I must confess.

original line of Middleton on the Welsh borders, itself F. ADAMS.

descended from Middleton of Middleton, in Shropshire,

if this filiation can be substantiated. Mr. Pink, Lowever, 105, Albany Road, Camberwell, S.E.

speaks but hesitatingly of the original line and its conThe plural here of this fish is “squinces "; they nexions, not venturing beyond the allegation that the are somewhat smaller, and much less toothsome, first undoubted ancestor, Sir Alexander de Middleton, than the escallop:

living 1282, is “ thought, but upon very doubtful autho

rity, to have been related to Sir Richard de Middleton, EDWARD H. MARSHALL, M.A.

Chancellor to Henry III., and to William de Middleton, Hastings.

consecrated Bishop of Norwich in 1272." East India COMPANY'S REGISTER (8th S. ii. Mr. Piuk, from the Genealogist, iv., 1880, p. 171, a

Alter these dubieties we may seem bold in offering 468; iii. 157).- It may be added that copies of possible member of the original male line in the person wills and administrations received from Bengal of a Rogor de Midleton, who occurs as witness on a (from 1728), Madras (from 1736), and Bombay couple of undated charters of lands in the parish of (from 1723), are preserved in the India Office Rochdale, but whose floruit may fairly be assigned, under the charge of the Director of Funds. In- lands and parties, to circa 26 Edw. I. This would make quirers are allowed to inspect these documents on Roger de Midleton of Rochdale a contemporary of Sir

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Alexander, and the district in which he is found is at interest to all who wish to realize what the municipal any rate á neighbour land to the Welsh border. It is, life of our forefathers was like. It shows, as but few perhaps, a somewhat curious coincidence that we should other documents do, how very free, from one point of find a Jobo, son of Richard Midleton, of Manchester, view, the Kendal townsmen were, and how much baptized at Rochdale in 1598.

shackled from others. They were spared the outside Again, in the Lambeth Wills (Genealogist, vi., 1882) thraldom from which the indwellers of many of the we find the will of a fourteenth century parish priest, continental towns suffered, while, on the other hand, Thomas Middleton, Rector of Multon, who might pos- they were fast bound by their own native authorities. sibly have belonged to the line which took its name We could not live under such restrictions now; but from Cecilia, heiress of Philip de Middleton, after her boroughs such as Kendal were excellent schools for our marriage with Ririd ap David ap Flaidd, chief of one growing liberty. of the fifteen noble tribes of North Wales. In Misc. Though Kondal can never have been a very populous Gen, et Her., Second Ser., ii. 250, we find it noted that place, the number of trades of which the town authoIsabel, daughter of David Lloyd ap Jevan ap Ririd rities took cognizance was very considerable. Among Middleton, married Owen ap Griffith, and was by him them were shearmen, whilters, cardmakers, armourers, ancestress of the family of Mostyn-Owen, heirs of line and several others which we should hardly have expected of Owen of Woodhouse. This is possibly David, elder to find there. son of Robert, son of Ririd ap David and Cecilia de Some of our friends have an idea that the wish to Middleton. In a list of the principal inbabitants of restrict the numbers of places where strong drinks are London, 1640, printed in the same volume of Misc

. Gen. sold is one of the moral improvements of our own cenel Her., but not, so far as we can see, referred to by Mr, tury. The idea bad occurred to the authorities of Pink, we find the following Middletons : p. 52, Broad Kendal at least so early as the month of January, 1803. Street Ward, William Middleton, a “Silkeman"; p. 69, It is not easy to make out how many inne and ale. Castle Baynard Ward, Edward Middleton ; p. 109, Lime houses were considered needful for the population. The Street Ward, Richard Middleton, merchant. or these list of them given on p: 75 contains the names of thirty-six we do not see any clue to the affiliation of Edward, of proprietors, four of them being women, but it is certain Castle Baynard Ward, on the stock whose history Mr. from the dates given in the margin that the whole of Pink is tracing. William, the “silkeman,” of Broad these were not keeping open house at the same time. Street Ward, cannot be identical with the goldsmith, but The editor tells bis readers, in a note, that All Hallows might possibly, though wo doubt it, be the draper of the Eve was here called “nutcrack night," because it was New River Corporation, or both he and Richard, the on that day the custom to crack large quantities of nuts merchant of Lime Street Ward, might be the Richard and in some way or other to tell fortunes by them, and William, sons of Robert Middleton, merchant and This piece of folk-lore was noticed long ago by Hono skinner, whose son Richard is stated by Mr. Pink, in in the . Every Day Buok.' his “Miscellaneous Notes," p. 59, to have been living in 1623, and then about twenty years of age. It is doubtful, bowever, seeing that the William of that

Notices to Correspondeuts, family was the ninth son of Robert, Richard being the fifth, whether he could well bave been so established in

We must call special attention to the following notices : business by 1640 as to be reckoned among the “able

On all communications must be written the name and men” for the City contributions of that year towards address of the sender, not necessarily for publication, but the king's needs. The history of the latest surviving as a guarantee of good faith. baronetcy in the Middleton family, that conferred upon We cannot undertake to answer querios privately. Sir Hugh, of New River fame, is quite a striking chapter To secure insertion of communications correspondenta among those vicissitudes of families to which the late must observe the following rule. Let each note, query, Sir Bernard Burke devoted some of his most interesting or reply be written on a separate slip of paper, with the writing.

signature of the writer and such address as he wishes to

appear. Correspondents who repeat queries are requested A Boke of Recorde, or Register of Kirkbiekendall. to head the second communication “Duplicate." Edited by R. S. Ferguson, LL.M. F.S.A. (Kendal,

JONATHAN BOUCHIER. — Volckameria is the generic Wilson ; Carlisle, Thurnam).

name of a plant better known as Clerodendron fragrans. We have abridged the very long title-page which the It is a shrub native of Japan and China, with large ovate, Elizabethan compiler of this interesting old

manuscript toothed, sticky leaves, and heads of flowers at the ends of thought it well to frame. There are not many things the branches. The flowers are about the size of a minia. in which we are more like the men of the earliest ture or fairy rose, white flushed with pink, very double days of the printing-press and less like those of the and very fragrant, on which account it is cultivated in latter part of the sixteenth and of the whole of the hothouses. Volckameria is a commemorative name seventeenth century than in the way in which we make applied in honour of two German botanists. The better the titles of our books. The title of a volume issued when known of the two published a fora of Nuremberg in printing was in its infancy often consists of a single 1718, and died in 1744. The name Volckameria is not line only; later authors delighted in making their kept up, because it is now considered to be synonymous titles a kind of table of contents. It is well that, with with Clerodendron. some divergency in arrangement, we have fallen back on

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