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Iyeng off my Tressorer *, with Hys " And also gyff secuer credens unto very hasty and unkynd words unto this Berer, whom I assur yow I have hym, not on my parte desservyd. ffopddon a mervellous honest man, as Also the news off Mr. Manyng, the ever I ffownd in my lyff. which is blon obroud over all York- “ In hast at my Monestary off Hul sher, that neyther by the Kyng + nor Park the iij day off August, in the by my Lord Čardenall I am regardyd: owne hand off And that he wil tel me at my metyng

Yours most assured. with him, when I come into Yorksher:

H, NORTHUMBERLAND. which shal bewythyn thys month, God To my bedfellow Arundell.” wyllynge; but I ffer my wordes to I know not whether the above offer Mr. Manyng shal displeas my Lord; was accepted, or the said William ffor I will be no Ward. - Also, Bed- Worme committed to durance in Alnfellow, the payns I tayk and hav wick Castle; but there is a tradition in taykyn sens my comyng hether, are the place, that an Auditorwas formerly not better regardyd: but by a fflatter- confined in the dungeon under one of ynge Byshope off Car'ello [Carlisle] the towers till he could make up

his and that fals Worm I, shall be broth accounts to his Lord's satisfaction. [brought] to the messery and carfful

(To be continued.) ness that I am in: and in such slanders, that now, and my Lord Cardenali wold, he cannott bring me howtb (out]

Mr. URBAN, Birmingham, Jan. 24, ther off.


BEG to offer an elucidation of the

antient Seal found at Redwick in I shall wyth all sped send up your let. Monmouthshire, and engraved in the ters with the Books unto my Lordes second part of your last vol. p. 617, Grace; as to say, iiij Anterfonars $, from the communication of' J. W. such as I thynk wer not seene a gret By favour of that ingenious Correwyll; v Gralls; an Ordeorly; a Ma- spondent, I have obtained an impresnuall; viijth Prossessioners. And ffor

sion of it; with which your Engrav, all the residew, they not worth the iug perfectly agrees, except in the sendyng, nor ever was occupyed in fourth letter, which, in the original, my Lord's Chapell. And also I shall has a somewhat longer tail

, and is wryt at this time as ye have wyllyd clearly intended for a Y. The legend

is doubtless Norman, or old French, me. “ Yff my Lord's Grace wyll be so

and may be thus read: good Lord unto me as to gyff me lychens [licence] to putt Will. Worme

D'AMUR LEL. wythyn a Castell off myn off Anwyk

Conceiving the last word to be the in assurty, unto the tyme he hav ac

same as loial or laiel, the whole may comptyd ffor more mony rec'd than be translated (though at the loss of I everrec'd; I shall gyfl'his Grace ijeli. the charming jingle), I AM THE SEAL and a Benyffis off a C. worth into his OF TRUE LOVE: this being allowed, it Colleys ||, with such other thyoges res

will naturally follow that the two pairs servyd as his (Grace] shall desyre; but of Birds in the device are Doves, the unto such time as myne Åwditors usual emblem of Constancy, and corhayth takyn accomptoffhim: Wherin, respondent with the sentiment of the good Bedfellow, do your best, ffor circumscription. els he shall put us to send myselff, as

Its date may be referred to the at owr meetyng I shall show you.

time of Edward I. or the preceding

Reign ; as I conjecture from com* His long continuance with the Car- paring it with Seals appended to deeds dinal. + He had probably disobliged the King

Yours, &c. WM. HAMPER. by his attachment to Anne Bullen.

# He mentions this William Worme in a former letter, as the person who betrayed

Mr. URBAN, Coventry, Jan. 25. him.

I f These terms will be explained here

STRONGLY suspect that the Por

trait engraved for Mr. Dallaway's after.

Heraldic Enquiries 1793, and there call. Il The College which Wolsey had newly founded at Oxford, originally “Cardi. Portrait of his Son Sir John Dugdale.

ed Sir William Dugdale, is in fact the pal College,” now" Christ Church College."


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My reasons for such suspicion are as throughout the different parishes of follow; and I shall be thankful for the kingdom, so small; and that in correction if in error.

those places where the increased poThe Badge and Arms are engraven pulation requires an additional Church Garter; but possibly the former may on the above plan, the means of obnot be very distinctly marked in the taining contributions are so limited. painting; in which case Norroy might The usual mode of collecting money be easily mistaken for Garter, and the for these good purposes has been ina. Arms in the corner may have been add. dequate; and I think the subjoined ed subsequently to the painting of the statement, under the authority of Dr. picture. All this is merely hypothe. Burn, will sufficiently account for the tical, it is true; but I trust some cause of failure, notwithstanding the Member of the College of Arms Clergy may have complied with Mr. (where the original is deposited) will Nares's late directions in reading the confirm or refute these doubts, sug- Briefs separately which are delivered gested by one who never saw the to them. Painting ; and I now proceed to facts: For the Parish Church of RAVENSTONDALE Sir Willianı Dugdule was 72 when in the County of Westmorland. made Garter; whereas the Portrait Lodging the Certificate 0 7 6 in question, as Mr. Noble (History of Fiat and Signing :

19 4 2 College of Arms, p. 311.) has very

Letters Patent

21 18 2 justly remarked,“ represents a young,

Printing and Paper

16 0 0 pot an old man." Moreover, the

Teller and Porter

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Stamping costume is noť of that period; and

13 12 6 Copy of Brief

0 5 0 whoever examines the portrait of Sir

Portage to and from Stampers 0 5 0 Wm. Dugdale by Hollar at the age Mat for Packing

4 0 of 50, will find great difficulty in be

Postage to Waggon

0 4 lieving Mr. Dallaway's Portrait can Carriage to Undertaker represent the saine person at the age Postage of Letters and Certiof 72. Sir John Dugdale was created ficate

0 4 Norroy in 1686, at the age of 57: Clerk Fees the costume and age of the person represented in Mr. Dallaway's picture

Total of Patent Charges . 76 perfectly well agree with Sir John D. Salary for 9986 Briefs 249 13 0 at this period; and, when it is recol

Additional Salary for London lected that the Portrait was presented

330 16 6 to the College of Arms by Sir William Skeffington, a descendant of Thomas

Collected on 9986 Briefs 614 12 9 Skeffington, Esq. who married one of

Deduct for Charges . 330 16 6 Sir John Dugdale's daughters, I think there will remain little cause for hesi- Clear Collection

283' 16 3 tation in pronouncing the Portrait to be that of Sir John and vot Sir Wil- Collections

9986 liam Dugdale. S. Blanks

503 Total number of Briefs

10489 Mr. URBAN,

Napton Vicarage,
Aug. 24, 1810.

From this statement it appears, "HE progress in the building of the that nearly half of the sum collected suspended, on account of the pecu- sation were made by the Government niary Fund being exhausted ; and a to the individuals receiving those Letter soliciting additional Subscrip- Fees, I would suggest that a Circular tions has been sent by the Trustees to Letter be written (instead of the Brief) the Nobility, Gentry, and Clergy of under the authority of the Bishop of the neighbourhood. It has for many the Diocese in which the Church is years past been regretted by the required to be erected (after having Friends of the Established Church, adopted the same measures to ascerthat the contributions by Briefs for tain the expence which is now resortrebuilding those sacred edifices which ed to by employing a Surveyor), and the pious zeal of our Ancestors erect-forwarded, post free, to the Minister ed for the worship of God, are, of every Parish in the kingdom.



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This Letter communicated by him I could considerably enlarge upon the to a Vestry, stating that the money description bere sent; but by entering subscribed would be transmitted to into farther detail, my letter, by reathe Parish about to rebuild their son of its great length, would become Church or erect an additional one, inadmissible in your Miscellany. would call forth the pecuniary aid of Yours, &c.

VU-S. many Friends of the Established

The Parish of WOOLSTANTON is siChurch who now withhold it on simi

tuate in the North division of the hun. Jar applications by Briefs, in conse

dred of Pirehill, in the county of Stafquence of the excessive deductions

ford; and on the South side it adjoins which are made from their contribu

the parish of Newcastle under Line. tion (as appears by the above state

It has two principal divisions, termed ment), and in some instances so small

the North and the South side. as to leave very little for the good, The North Side comprehends the purpose for which the Brief was

townships of Chell, W'edgwood, Briegranted.

ryhurst, Stadmonslow, Thursfield,OldA Brief was granted about sixty

cote, Ravenscliff or Ransclif, and years ago for repairing the Church in

Tunstall. the Parish in which the Writer resides ;

The South Side comprises Woolthe collection, as appears by the ac

stanton, Knutton, Chesterton, and count of one of the Trustees, was

Chatterley. about 5001.; and the sum paid to the

The length of the parish may be Parish, after deducting Fees, &c. 1801. about six miles, the average breadth If there are 10,000 Parishes in Eng

not quite two. The population, I land, may it not be reasonably calcu

imagine, may be stated at not less than lated that as many pounds would be

5000; the return in 1801 being 4679. collected on each well-grounded cause Several respectable Manufactories of of application ? and might not the

earthen-ware, china, &c. are establishoverplus money be appropriated to

ed on the North side; particularly in the increase of Smal Livings, in con

the township of Tunstall: and in the junction with the sum lately voted by

South side near to Newcastle, on the Parliament for the same purpose un- road from thence to Chesterton, is a der the directions of the Governors

cotton-work, which, from an inscripof Queen Anne's Bounty ?

tion on the front, appears to have been T.R. BROMFIELD. erected in 1797 ; and which employs

a great number of hands. Mr. URBAN,

Clay, Iron, Stone, and Coal, abound Feb. 4.

in various parts. The principal brick S tbe Rev. Mr. Shaw did not live and tile-works are at Chesterton and

to complete his History of Staf- Tunstall; whence the proprietors frefordshire, and the hundred of Pirehill quently send their tiles, pipes, &c. to was not published by him ; I take the a considerable distance; being able to liberty of offering the following par- execute distant orders upon reasoniaticulars respecting the Parish of Wool- ble terms, by means of Water-carriage. stanton, for ipserlion in your pages. The Grand Trunk Canal *

passes * The following extract respecting this Canal may uot be inacceptable to some of your Readers : “ This county (Stafford) is famous for its Potteries, and for its Canal, Grand Trunk or Staffordshire Canal; a work begun in 1776, under the direction of Mr. Brindley, in order to form a communication between the Mersey and the Trent, and, in course, between the Irish Sea and the German Ocean. Its length is 92 miles; namely, 31 miles on the North side, from Harecastle Hill, where it was begun, to the Duke of Bridgewater's Canal at Preston on the Hill in Cheshire, and 61 miles from the South side of the hill to Wildon Ferry in Derbyshire, where it communicates with the Trent. To effect this work, 40 locks were constructed on the South side, there being 316 feet fall. On the North side there is only 1 lock, which is near Middlewich, and is 14 feet wide. The Ca. nal is 29 feet broad at the top, 26 at the bottom, and the depth four feet and a half. It is carried over the river Dove, in an aqueduct of 23 arches, and the ground is raised above a mile, to a considerable height: it is also carried over the Trent by an aqueduct of 6 arches. At Harecastle Hill (in Woolstanton Parish), it is conveyed under ground 2880 yards; at Barton in Cheshire, a subterráneous passage is effected of 560 yards in extent; and, in the same neighbourhood, another of 350; at Preston on the Hill, where it

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mile or upwards under ground, at

two to ten feet; and the inclination Harecastle Hill, very near to Tunstall varies from a perpendicular descent to in this parish.

an almost horizontal flatness, but the The following is an account of the most usual dip is about one foot in a prices of Bricks, Tiles, &c. 'at Ches- yard. It is gotten at different depths; terton, as they were stated to me in in some places pits are sunk upwards 1804; since which time, I believe, most of 130 yards ; and in some places, coal 'articles have considerably advanced. is gotten within 20 yards from the As an apology for obtruding such

surface : at Kidcrew in the North kind of information upon Mr. Urban's side of the parish is to be seen some notice, I must observe that I conceive of the most improved kind of machithat a topographical description of nery for raising coal. The price is, any place is not complete, unless the according to quality and situation, interests and pursuits of the Man of from 88. 8d. to 9s. 2d. per ton. Business, as well as those of the Anti- About one-sixth part of what coal quary, be consulted. A mere tran. produces at the pit-head, is here script of monuments, old deeds, &c. judged a fair mine-rent, to the prois not generally interesting; though prietor of the land. it may afford amusement to many.

The water which drains from the £. S. d.

coal mines is, in this country, of conCommon Bricks, each thousand

siderable value to those through Do.

1 10 whose lands it chances to pass, as it is Floor .. Do.

2 10 0 impreguated with a yellow substance Quarries, each

termed Car; which is used by the 6 inches square and 1{ thick 3 5 0 Potters, and is a necessary ingredient Ditto

2 Ditto 3 15 in making that kind of ware called 9 Ditto

2 Ditto 8

0,0 Egyptian black. The mode of proKiln Tiles, each 12 inches square, 6d. each. curing the Car is as follows. Being of Pipes for drains, or conveying water above

a specific gravity greater than that of or under ground, all half a yard in

water, it forms a sediment at the botlength,

tom of the channel of the stream that 2 inches in diameter 4d. each. 3 Ditto .

5d. ditto.

conveys it from the mine: when a 6 Ditto.

6d. ditto.

considerable quantity is thus lodged 7 Ditto

8d. ditto.

in a certain space, the stream, to that 9 Ditto

Is. ditto. extent, is diverted from its usual Tiles for covering the roofs of houses about course ; and the car is thrown out of 11, 14s. Od thousand.

the channel, from whence the water Ridge Tiles, about 6d. each.

has been turned off, upon the adjoinFrom the fluctuating prices of al- ing banks; where it remains till dry. most every article, perhaps in the Sometimes small pits or ponds are course of thirty or forty years the made on the adjoining banks, and the then current price may afford a strik- car is scooped from the bottom of the ing contrast to the above statement! channel, and thrown into them, with

Three cubical yards of clay are con- out diverting the course of the water. sidered sufficient to make 1000 bricks; When it is sufficientiy dry, it is sold and 28. or 2s. 6d. per thousand, a fair at the rate of one guinea per cart. mine-rent; so that, when a Proprie- load. tor knows the extent and thickness of Iron Ore is smelted near Golden a bed of clay, he may hence form a Hill in the North side, and at Apetolerably accurate idea of its real va- dale in the South side of this parish ; luc.

at the latter place is established a reCoal differs in quality, thickness, spectable foundery; and oftentimes and inclination; some strata burn thirty tons of iron is there smelted dull, and leave a considerable residue weekly. of ashes, others clear, with a quick The Agriculture of this country has consumption: the thickness is from of late years been considerably imjoins the Duke's Canal, it passes under ground 1241 yards. From the neighbourhood of Stafford, a branch is made from this Canal, to run near Wolverhampton, and to join the Severn near Bewdley; from this again two other branches are carried, one to Birmingham, the other to Worcester. Mr. Brindiey died in 1772, and left this Canal to he finished by his brother-in-law, Mr. Henshall, who completed it in 1777,"







proved by the establishment of Lime

FIRST TABLE. kilns on the banks of the Canals: the. “ BenefACTIONs to the Parish of Wooclime-stone is conveyed by water, from

Queen Elizabeth of famous memory, the quarries in or on the confines of Derbyshire, to these kilns, where it is late Queen of England, left Five Pounds burnt, and from whence the farmers

yearly for ever, to be disposed of among

the Poor Householders of the Parish of are supplied.

Woolstanton ; which said sum is charged Land, owing to the improved and

upon the Corn Tithes of the said Parish. improving state of Agriculture, as Mrs. Edward Unwyn, late of Harding's well as to the great population in Wood, gave unto the poorest Householdthis and the adjoining parishes, is an ers of the Parish of Woolstanton, that are article of great and increasing value. no beggars, upon every Good Friday, the The highest price given for a quantity sum of Thirty Shillings amongst twenty of together which I have heard of is

them. 1201. per acre; and for the purpose of

Mr. Dale, late of Mowle, left Three building upon, it is frequently sold at Shillings yearly for ever for and towards 28. and 28. 6d. the square yard. I have

the Repair of the Parish Church of Wool

stanton. heard of 5s. being given in particular

William Abnett, late of Audley, Geut. situations.

left Four Shillings to be paid yearly, out The Church.

of a Field at Winbrooke, called Up SmithWoolstanton Church is an antient Hill, to be dealt in Groat Loaves by the stone building, situate about a mile Church Oficers of Woolstanton, on Good from Newcastle, on the road from Friday for ever, to Twelve Poor Housethence to Burslem and other parts of holders. the Pottery. It consists of a tower John Cowell, late of Knutton, gare unto and spire, which is a conspicuous ob- the Poor Householders of Chesterton and ject to the country around ; a nave,

Knutton, 'Thirty-two Shillings yearly for side ailes, with a small South porch, ever; and also to the South side of Wooland a chancel. The nave and ailes

stanton Parish the sum of Twenty Pounds, are embattled. - The tower is situate

to set Poor Cbildren Apprentice.

The Honourable Lady Frances Noel on the side of the North aile at the

gave one large Silver Cup and a large SilEast end. It contains a clock, and six

ver Salver to the Parish Church of Wool. bells. The bells formerly belonged stanton, for the Communion Service. to the parish of Trentham; and are John Turṁoré, late of Woolstanton, gave thus inscribed, in capital letters: the sum of Forty Pounds, the interest to 1. “ Abr: Rudhall cast us all. 1714."

be paid yearly for the use and benefit of

the Poor Children of Woolstanton afore“ Richd. Marlow, Wm. Hall, Ch. Wardens. A. R. 1714."

said, to keep thein to school or buy books. 3. " Jeffrey Williams, A. M. Minister.

Jane Brett, widow of Edward Brett, Esq. A. R. 1714."

of Dimsdale, in the Parish of Woolstanton, 4. “George Plaxton, Rector of Berwik

gave to the Poor of the South side of the in Elmet. 1714."

said Parish, Twenty Shillings yearly for 5. “ Richd. Asburie of this Town, Black

ever, to be dealt in Groat Loaves upon the smith, gave me in 1623. Recast,

next Sunday to the Seventeenth of Februa. 1714."

ry; which said sun is charged upon Little 6. “ John Lord Gower. Kath: Lady Dow

Dimsdale estate. ager Gower. 1714."

Ralph Bagnall, late of Woolstanton,

gave to the Poor of the Township of WoolOn the East side of the tower is a

stanton, Ten Shillings; to be paid yearly modern built V ESTRY Room; wherein in Bread, and to be distributed, and given parish meetings are held, and business in the Parish Church of Wools: anton afore'transacted.

said, by the Person that shall inherit his In the interior of the Church, the estate for the time being, upon every Good Nave is separated from the ailes by Friday and Christmas Day.four pointed arches on each side, sup

SECOND TABLE. ported on plain pillars: it also com- Mrs. Adderley, late of Blake Hall in municates with the Chancel at the this County, left by her last Will and Tes

tament, the sum of Fifty Shillings per AnEast end through a pointed arch, over

num to the Poor Householders in Tunstall, which is a painting of the King's arms,

which is charged upon certain Lands in and two tables containing the Lord's the Parish of Burslem. Prayer, Belief, and Ten Command

Robert Hulme, late of Sandbach in the ments; below which are two Tables County of Chester, Physitian, left by his of Benefactions.

last Will and Testament, an Estate in Odd


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