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1830.] St. Mary's Church, Beverley.-F. Drake, F.R.S. & S.A. 401 well, dated Feb. 25th, 1775, observes, strongly marked indentures produce a “ that, if Macpherson had not talked great effect in the crossings, and upon unskilfully, of manuscripts, he might the north side all the mouldings, 'exhave fought with oral tradition much cept the most prominent, coincide and longer."

disappear in the body of the column, I am of Dr. Johnson's opinion with the upper fillet and mouldings of each regard to the non-authenticity of Os- groin only appearing, and producing, sian's

poems; for it is very unlikely by their assemblage, a set of Autes not that a long poem such as Fingal could onlike those of a Corinthian column. be preserved by oral tradition; and as The diagonal arch is a complete semito any ancient manuscript of this poem, circle. The windows of this part of it could never be shown. Mr. Mac. the aile, which there can be little pherson, together with Chatterton, doubt was originally intended for a mus! therefore be looked upon as the chapel, are enriched with tracery, and ingenious fabricators of their respective the eastern one has a very fine effect. poems, till such time as the manu- There is also a side chapel out of this scripts of Fingal, as well as those of aile which is likewise groined, and Rowley, are produced for the inspection through which there is now a passage of competent judges.

S. H. H. leading to the vestry; all these are of

decorated character, and, as before obMr. URBAN,

Goswell Road, served, curious for their moulding and

June 12. details, some of which are by no means HE Church of St. Mary, Bever

ley, is one of the most interest- The following inscription to the ing specimens of decorated pointed ar- memory of Dr. Drake, the author of chitecture in the kingdom. 'It consists Eboracum, has not been printed in of a nave, transepts, chancel, and ailes; either of the Histories of Beverley with a noble lower in the centre. The which you have recently reviewed. Á interior is equally interesting with the beautiful ancient niche near the west exterior, and displays many architectural door of this church has been most perfeatures not existing in any other church versely mutilated, to admit the monuin the kingdom. The subject of the an- ment of a topographer and antiquary. nexed engraving (see Plate II.) from " Memorize sacrum Francisci Drake, arScaum's Beverlac, is a portion of the mig. Reg. Soc. necnon Antiquarum Socii; north aile of the Chancel, looking east.

eruditione et studio quantum profecerit HisIt has a peculiarly curious groined stone

toria ejas Eboracensis, necnon et Parliamenroof, which has attracted the attention

taria, palam testantur ; si amicum, si civem, of many antiquaries and architects, and si sodalem spectes, quaque in vitæ condimakes a singular appearance, from the tione, omnium gratiam et amorem mirum mode in which the ribs spring from benevulus, adeo urbanus, ut nihil supra.

in moduin conciliavit ; adeo benignus, adeo the piers, and cross each other as they Franciscus Drake, S.T.P. filius ejus e natu rise upwards.* The ribs which form maximus, et hujusce ecclesiæ Vicarius, pathe groins of the roof unite on the tris tam bene meriti haud immemor, hoc north side in a cluster at the impost, monumentum fieri voluit. Obiit anno Christi and are continued down the pier, form- 1771, ætatis 76." ing with it one unbroken line, being Yours, &c. THOMAS Allen. destitute of impost, mouldings, or capi. tal;' but' on the opposite side they all,


Sept. 14. enter into rings, without appearing below them; they do not spring, as is

the British Museum is a volume usual, from the same circumference of consisting of the original proceedings one circle, but are distributed; the ar. of the Mayor and Corporation of Winrangement produces this singular ef- chester, from the 2d 'Hen. IV. to the fect, that the ribs upon the souh side, 5th Edw. VI. and containing copies of cross each other, whereas those on the a variety of curious instruments, iouchnorth side diverge uniformiy; a con- ing the liberties, custoins, and topotrast which is extremely curious. The graphy of the city. On the last folio mouldings of these groins are highly but one (the 81st) is the following indented and characteristic; their memorandum :

“M" ' ye xvil daye of october, ao regni We believe a somewhat similar crossing Reg' herici octavi xxxviijo, there were ūbred of ribs occurs in the roof of part of York and left in this blake look lxxxj levis, and so Cathedral.

delyu'id to Mr. Williā heicroft, then Gent. Mag. November, 1830.


402 Black Book of Winchester, and St. John's Hospital. (Nov.

By what chance this “ Black Book” in lenthe jij zerdes & a half, ij Basoms & j escaped from the vigilant custody of laver,j litel Morter of Brasse for Spices, to the Mayor, those best can tell who pounde on', weying xij lb. ; iiij Braspottes, know how such records are often kept; j belle and į litell

' pospette,? į hangynglau', viz, utterly neglected, until some anti- xj payre of Shetes, iij payre blankettz, xxiijs quary begs to be favoured with a keu'lytes, jCrowe,j Spade, j Shouele, j howe, sight of one of these documents, proba į Rake,j Spytele, j Dongpyke, j whelbarew, j bly covered with dust and half de.

bounde w'Ire, j Cofer in the Chambre w'Mu

nimentez and Chartes. In cui' rei testimon', stroyed by dainp; and then, for the

&c." first time, they are considered of such value as not to admit of the gaze of

Some account of this Hospital may

be found in Milwer's Hist. vol. 2, p. any eyes but such as are unable to read thein!

194; from which may be learned how But to return to the said Black Book

it came under the administration of of Winchester. On the verso of the

the city magistrates, and its recent ap31st folio, is a curious inventory of the

propriation as a council chamber of the effects of the hospital of St. John in

Corporation. I will only make a short that city, taken in the time of Peter

extract: “ In the dust-hole, (writes the Hulle, Mayor; which, without further historian) near the apartments of the preface, I shall transcribe, for the

windows, amongst other curious anamusement of your Hampshire readers.

tiques, is seen the figure of St. John

the Baptist's head in the dish, being Temp'e Will'i Wyke Custodis.

the bust of the holy patron of the Viensilia dom' s'ci Johis.--This present house which formerly stood over the indent'e berith' wittenez thi Petrus Halle, principal doorway.” In all probability, Mayre of the cite of Wyochestr', & all' the ihis is the very head of alabaster speciCommez of the same Cite hath' delyu'ed to fied in the above inventory. s' William Wyke to our' kep' of our hous of

Yours, &c. HANTONIENSIS. synt Joh’nis of Wynchestr' al our' goodes and Catellis vnderwrite. Firste viij Corporas, iiij tuellis for the autres in the Churche

Mr. URBAN, Shrewsbury, Oct. 2. goode & v hode,2 ij litel tuellis for the lawy

HE erection of a splendid Motory olde, j paxebrede of siluer & ou' gyld & j neth' paxbrede, & a hede wf sya? John Shrewsbury, in memory of the late wloute ouer gylde, ij Chales of siluer weynne Rev. J. B. Blakeway, M.A. F.S.A. ouer gylde, j Chales of siluer ygylde woute, one of the authors of ** The History of ij ymagez of syn John' the Baptie of alabas. Shrewsbury," having been already tre, j ymage of oure lady of alabastre, noticed in your Magazine, I herewith chochis 3 of sylke & a litel pelew, viij pies send you a notice of a memorial which vestimentez vi all' the apparell', ij surplis has this day been completed to his refeble, j awbe we parurys, j Cristalstone, j Box vered colleague in the arduous labours we dyu's reliquis, iij Missalez, ij Antiphou's, of that invaluable work, which alone ij Portousó, vj saw ters, ij legendez, ij Gray- would have carried iheir names down ellis, j episteler, j Marteloge aud vij other

to posterity by every true Salopian diverse bokes, iij sakeryng belles ,iiij Cruettez, ij lampes of brasse, j mettable wt ij trestallis,

with lasting honours; nevertheless it ij belles for the Churche we the Trunke pond. low is thus snatched as it were from

is gratifying to see that Salopia's wil viij c. l., j forme, ij Meteclothis conteynyng in lenthe xiüj zerdes, w'a tuwell' conteynyng

the brink of her beauteous river, to

entwine a wreath to flourish around i Peter Hulle or Hille was Mayor of

their tomb, a wreath which will Winchester, the 2och Hen. VI. 1442, as

never fade, whilst Salopians estimate appears from fol. 26-b, of the sanje MS.

their zeal in rescuing from destruction His name will not be found in the list of

and the hands of time the very few remayors printed at the end of Milner's Hist. maining monuments indicative of the of Winchester, which I suspect to be in great pristine splendour of their native town. measure a fabrication, for I cannot find in it The memorial is erected on the one name in ten of the Mayors recorded in north side of the chancel of St. Ju. the " black book," a series of which might lian's Church, over which parish the be extracted from thence with great facility. Archdeacon presided with assiduous 2 Old. 3 Clothes ? 4 Pair.

attention to the welfare of his flock for s Breviaries. (See Tyrwhitt's Note on

the space of thirty-five years. It is a Chaucer, v. 13061.)

& Counterpanes.

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1930.) Rev. Arch. Owen.-Family of Martin the Regicide. 403 plain tablet, with a Grecian pediment three Bezants. To prove, then, that inserted on a square slab of dove-co- the Henry, nientioned in the Visitaloured marble, having the following tion, as the son of Anthony Martyn, inscription in Roman capitals. and grandson of William Martyn, was Sacred to the memory

not Sir Henry the Civilian, but anof the Venerable Hugh Owen, M.A. F.A.S. Other Henry, who was seated at UpArchdeacon of Salop,

ham, in the parish of Albourne, in Prebendary of Salisbury and Lichfield, Wiltshire : one of the Portionists of Bampton, Anthony Martyn of London, CiOxfordshire,

tizen and Grocer, of St. Dunstan's in formerly Minister of this Parish, the West suburbs, by his will (proved and afterwards of St. Mary in Shrewsbury. in 1579), directs to be buried in that

He was the only son of Price Owen, M.D. Church, and mentions his wife Anne, and Bridget his wife, and the lineal repre- his daughter Anne Cooke, his broiher sentative of an ancient British family. Dis- Giles Jacob, his daughter Jane Stampe, tinguished for the extent and accuracy of and his son Henry Martyn, to whom his antiquarian researches, and knowledge of he leaves all his lands « to be holden the principles of ecclesiastical and civil ar

of the head Lords of the fee by the chitecture, by the judicious application services thereof due, and of right acof this talent, joined to a firm but mild

customed." One of the witnesses was exertion of his official authority, he greatly Simon Stampe. That this was the Ancontributed to the decent and substantial restoration of many venerable fabrics within thony Mariyu, son of William of Oakhis archdeaconry. His “ Account of the inghan, is proved by the fact of the ancient and present State of Shrewsbury," Visitation mentioning the marriage originally published in a single volume, was wiib Anne, the daughter of John afterwards embodied in a complete History Jacob, and the names of two daughwritten by him, in conjunction with the ters, Jane and Anne. Reverend John Brickdale Blakeway. He The books of the Inner Temple condied Dec. 3, 1827, aged 67 years. Harriet tain the entry of “ Henry Martyn de his wife, daughter of Edward Jeffreys, esq. London,” and “ Symon Stampe de died April 3, 1825, aged 59 years. Cholsey,” both on the same day in Yours, &c.

H.P. 1567, and both with the same sureties.

In 1594 the will of“ Symon Stampe

of Wanborough, co. Wilis, gent.” was Mr. URBAN,

Nov. 11.

proved ; he names his son Martyn AVING had occasion to make Stampe, his wife Jane, and his “ good

some researches respecting the brother Henry Martyn, of Upham, family of Martyn, I am enabled to cor- esq." thus esiablishing the face, that sect a most material error in the bio. Henry the son of Anthony, the son of graphy of Sir Henry Martin, the cele- William of Oakingham, was not Sir brated Civilian and father of the Re- Henry the Civilian, but another Henry gicide, as it is given in Wood's Athenæ. seated at Upham. That they were not He is there stated to be the “son of one and the same individual, is proved Anthony Marten of London, son of from the will of an Edward Walrond William Marten of Oakingham, in of Albourne, esq. (whose niece, Jane Berks, and Margaret, his second wife, Walrond, was the wife of Henry Nardaughter of John Yate, of L.yford in lyn of Upham), dated 1614, in which the same county.” The appearance of he bequeaths ten angels to his " friend a Henry in the Visitation of Berkshire, Mr. Dr. Martyn,” and six angels to his as the son of the above Anthony, “ cousin Mr. Henry Martyn of Upseemed to favour this supposition. Two ham," besides making boih of them grounds of doubt bowever existed. bis executors. I am not enabled to One, the mode of spelling the name show who was the father of Sir Henry, with an i, and not with a y; the but we collect from the will of Edother, the total difference in ihe ar- ward Walrond abovementioned, that morial bearings; the family seated at Sir Henry's wise was his cousin, inasOakingham bearing Argeni, on a bend much as he leaves to his "cousin MarSable, cotised Ermine, three cinque- tyn, wise of Mr. Doctor Martyn, a foils Or; whereas the coat on the mo- ring of 101." nument of Sir Henry, at Longwich in The lands bequeathed by Anthony Berkshire, seems to have been, Argent, Martyn to his son Henry, “ 10 be iwo bars Gules, each charged with held of the Lords of the fee,” were

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Martyns of Oakingham.-Punch.

(Nov. obviously those at Upham, which were len, “binsinan and auncient servant;" held under the Duchy of Lancaster, son George Marten, daughter Edmonds, and were purchased between 1554 and and daughter Rogers; and alludes to 1576 by Anthony Martyn, of his cousin the will of his brother William Martin James Yate, as appears from the plead- deceased.

A. ings 19 Eliz. “ Anthony Marten, gent. v. Thomas Goddard, gent." They MR. URBAN, Thetford, Nov. 4. continued in the Martyn family for a considerable period, and descended, if I HASTEN to comply with the

wishes of your Correspondent, I am not mistaken, 10 Henry Martin, S. S. A. R. in p. 290. the author of several papers in the Spec

Punch is an abbreviation for Punchtator. The coat which appears impaled by Johnson's "English Dictionary, as

inello. In the American edition of that of Sir Henry at Longworih, bears improved by Todd, and abridged by some resemblance to Besil, and it is Chalmers, Boston, U. S. 1828," we highly probable that his wife was of a have: Berkshire family, from the circumstance of his having invested the profits foon or harlequin of the puppet-show.-GAY.

“Punch, n. s. Ital. Polichinello, the bufof his profession in lands in that

“Punchinello, n. s. [Ital. Polichinello,] county.

a sort of buffoon, a fuoch.—Tatler. The difference in the mode of spell

“Punch, Punchy, a. short, thick, fat." ing the names, is shown in the books of the Civil Law Court, in 1596, when Larvis Scenicis et Figuris Comicis

Ficeroni, in his “Dissertatio de Sir Henry signed his name with an i, in his admission; and again in the Antiquorum Romanorum," published books of the Inner Temple in 1620, at Rome in 1754, enters into the folwhen his son Henry (the Regicide)

lowing explanation : was entered ; whereas in the same

“Quæ sequitur persona, e prototypo debooks, in 1601, Edward the son of lineata est, qui in Museo RR. PP. Societatis

Jesu, oliin Marchionis Capponi, asservatur. Henry Martyn, of Upham, is entered with a y, his father signing as one of ita dicam, penula infra genua tegitur, qua

Brachiis caret hic homuncio, et humili, ut his sureties.

dam sandaliorum specie calceatus, quæ parThe Martyns of Oakingham were a

vis tæniis supra pedes obligata calceamenti family of some antiquity in Berkshire; quoddam genus præ se ferunt a socco et a their ancestor, John Martyn, having cothurnis diversum. Itaque neque cothurbeen returned as one of the gentry in natus, neque soccatus dici potest, et de pla1433. Many discrepancies exist as to nipes quidem, id est nudis pedibus, quibus the history of Sir Henry Martin. In tribus modis solebant in scenam actores one account he is stated to have been prodire. Præterea hæc persona tam a tergo, born in the parish of St. Michael Ba- quam dextrorsum gibbosa apparet, capite singhaugh ; in another at Sloke in abraso, naso pando, recurvo, et crasso, et Buckinghamshire. Le Neve (Harl.

sannis argenteis de ore protendentibus, ita MSS. 5801-2) gives him the same

ut ipsius vultus a reliquo corpore abnormis, arms as those on his monument, but

verum monstrum, veramque stultitiæ et hemarries him to the daughter of

betudinis speciem ostendat, instar fatui il

lius, qui PULCINELLA dicitur, et hodie in Weld, whom he states as dying in scenam induci solet, ut risum moveat. Vi1677, while the monument at Long- dendum quid de hac persona scriptum fuit worth makes his wife die in 1618; (fuerit) in calce ectypi ære incisi jussu and the pedigree of Weld, 3. D. 14, ejusdem Marchionis Capponi. Tertia, quæ mentions Frances the daughter of Sir sequitur persona, ex quadam meæ collecJohn Weld, as marrying

Mar- tionis geinma affabre, ut apparet, delineata, tyn, brother to Sir Henry Martin.” amplo pallio cooperta est, nudatis pedibus, To add to the confusion, the Visita

et capite alıraso. Os ejus et mentum a naso tion of Hants, 1544, Harl

. MSS. gives satis recurvo contegitur. Ex tarda et ignavi a strangely complicated coat, totally corporis habitudine, stat enim flexis brachiis, unlike either of the coats abovemen- gitur, involutis, similis dici potest personæ,

ac intra vestem, quæ supra gremium collitioned, to “ Martyn, Doctor of

de qua superius loquiti sumus, quze Pulcithe Arches.” His will, a document NELLA nuncupatur, et quam doctorali toga more to be relied on, names his niece indutam vidimus Romæ anno 1728, quum Frances, “now serving me ;" son quædam ageretur comedia, cui titulus erat, Henry; grandchildren Mary, Edmond, PULCINELLA finto Dollore, populo maximoand Margaret Martin; William Pula

pere plaudente.”

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