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THIS seventh volume of Hearne's Diaries extends from May 9, 1719, 
to Sept. 22, 1722, the first few pages containing concluding notes 
on the long wrangle between Hearne and certain authorities of the 
University, over the former's editions of Camden's Elizabetha and of 
Guil. Neubrigensis, from 1718 to 1725. At this time he was in full 
vigour, publishing his still valued series of English Chronicles, reading 
widely both printed and manuscript volumes, and busily committing 
to paper his impressions of public and private events, whether historical 
or literary. Seventeen years (July, 1705 September, 1722) have 
filled seven volumes, so that perhaps five more volumes will end the 
Diary, after which may come one or two volumes of kindred interest 
from the numerous ' Collections ' which supplement the Diaries proper. 

The volume now published exhibits all Hearne's characteristics his 
strong Jacobite feeling, pride in his distinguished literary friends, keen- 
ness for local antiquities, love of all Oxford and London gossip, and 
discursive gleaning from books and manuscripts lent to him. On the 
whole, there has been less irrelevant matter to be left out (such as 
descriptions of common coins, current notes from printed books, and 
the like), and wherever anything is omitted, a note of it will be found 
enclosed in square brackets. Time and occupation seem to have 
softened his bitter language against the Whigs, but he must still have 
felt deeply his exclusion from the Bodleian. No single event or state 
of feeling dominates the present issue, so it cannot be described except 
in general terms. Mrs. New reminds me that Charles Eyston, Charles 
Brent, Charles Battely, and others of Hearne's friends, as well as several 
of his "enemies," died during this year, and that his intercourse with 
Thomas Rawlinson, who was in pecuniary difficulties, was much curtailed. 
The Index will serve as a guide to the more interesting subjects, such as 
records of Mapledurham (p. 132) and Poughley (p. 156), the Minchery 
near Sandford (pp. 332, 352), a valuable note on Michael Burghers 
(P- 3 2 3)> a poem by Dr. Richard Bentley (p. 322), the homely letters from 



Hearne's father at White Waltham, and much besides. But Hearne's 
long walks and excursions seem to be comparatively few. 

The present signatory is responsible for the selection of passages 
to be omitted, but our readers' best thanks are again due to Miss 
A. F. Parker (now Mrs. R. H. New), not only for careful transcription, 
but also for skilful calendaring of Hearne's correspondence which, as 
before, is a unique feature of these volumes: for no similar work, it 
is believed, has been illustrated by such a large proportion of concurrent 

F. M. 
February^, 1906. 

PS. It should be recorded that in 1905, through the liberality of the 
Oxford Architectural and Antiquarian Societies and of private persons, 
Hearne's tomb in the churchyard of St. Peter's-in-the-East (close to 
St. Edmund Hall, where the antiquary lived) was restored, and the 
inscription renewed. 

The following is an extract from the 2 9 4th catalogue of Messrs. Bull 
and Auvache (Jan. 1906), page 9 : ' Form or order of Thanksgiving and 
Prayer to be used . . . upon occasion of the Queen's being with Child, by 
his Maiesties Special Command, Bill, Hills <Sf Newcome, 1687. A Form 
of Prayer with Thanksgiving for the Safe delivery of the Queen and happy 
Birth of the Young Prince, by his Maiesties Special Command, z'3., 1688; 
two very scarce Forms of Prayer in relation to the birth of the Old Pretender, 
in one vol., small 4to, calf, i us. 6d. 

A most interesting volume from the library of THOMAS HEARNE, the 
eminent Oxford Antiquary, with his autograph, and date Jan. 21, 1720, and 
the following note in his writing : " I have bound these two things together 
on purpose to preserve them and to refute the lyes of many people who have 
given out that there was no publick thanksgiving upon either of these occasions, 
whereas both were very solemnly performed and as much rejoycing was 
shew'd as was ever seen upon any such occasion." 

This volume was priced by the late Mr. C. J. Stewart 2 123. 6d.' 


P. 109, omit footnote 2. 

P. 119, 1. 2, for Justicarius read Justiciaries. 

P. 220, 1. 14, Samuel is If earners mistake for Thomas. 

P. 267, 1. 41, for Knight read Wright. 

P. 292, L 42, for Bruton read Burton. 

P. 371, 1. 35, for Arunde read Arundel. 

P. 380, 1. 4, Edm. is Hearne's mistake for Edw. 






Dec. 13 (Sat.), 1718. This Night I was with my Compositor, Ranee, 
& my two Press-men, Mr. Lichfield & M r . Wood. The two latter 
plainly told me that D r . Hudson was the first that began & occasion'd my 
Troubles, & that he was the Person that complain'd of my Ed. of Camden 
to D r . Baron, & y*, upon that Complaint, IX Baron prohibited me to 
print any more, as he did the Printers to do any Thing for me. 

At the same time, M r . Wood told me that D r . Baron came lately into I0 
the Printing House, while they were printing a Sheet of Neubrigensis, & 
asking what it was they were doing, they told him my Neubrigensis. He 
said, What then, 'tis now going on again, is it ? They said, yes. At w ch , 
they said, he seem'd well pleased. 

Dec. 14 (Sun.). This Day Mr. Whiteside of the Muse'um and 
M r . Kimberly, Bach, of Arts of X* Church, were with me. M r . Whiteside 
said that, talking some time agoe with D r . Hudson about my Business, 
and of the Friends I had, and particularly of D r . Mead, after some words, 
D r . Hudson said, as for Friends to Hearne, 'tis probable he may have them 
during the Prosecution of him, but certainly when it is over he will loose 20 
them all. Take that from me. At another time, the said M r . Whiteside 
talking with the D r . about Physicians in London and their Business, the 
D r . ask'd what Business D r . Mead had. Prod[i]gious great Business, said 
M r . Whiteside. Ay, says D r . Hudson, because he is a Presbyterian, and 
is recommended by th.e Presbyterians. 

Dec. 15 (Mon.). This Morning I was told y fc D r . Hudson, being 
very great with D r . Baron, Dr. Charlett, & D r . Gardiner, is not at all 
pleased that D r . Shippen is V. Chanc., and that he heartily wish'd that 
D r . Baron might have continued V. Chanc., because he can do with him 
w* he pleases. 3 

Dec. 31 (Tu.). Being to-night at D r . Stratford's, he was pleased to say 
that M r . Bridges told him that M r . Tho. Rawlinson was very angry that 



I had not sent the first Copy of Camden's Eliz. to him. The D r . 
mention'd it on this Account. One in Company said that if I would 
advertise my Ed. of Neubrigensis, I might get a great many more Sub- 
scribers. Why, says the D r ., he hath put out one Advertisement already, 
and that, too, with a Sting in it. I said that that Advertisement was put 
in by M r . Tho. Rawlinson, and not by my self. I thought, says the D r ., 
he would never do any Thing more for you, since you did not send him 
the first Copy of Camden. M r . Bridges told me that he was angry 
because you did not, & that he would break off Friendship with you on 
10 that Account. I told him the contrary was true. 

Jan. 14 (Wed.), 17if . This Evening Mr. Stephen Philips and Mr. 
Francis Philips were with me, & the latter told me that I should not have 
paid any Thing for the Prosecution, if I would but have acknowledged the 
Crimes. I said, to make an Acknowledgment would have been base in 
me, and that I would never do it. They could not but approve my 
Conduct. They are Brothers to the late M r . John Philips the Poe't. 

Jan. 18 (Sun,). Dining to-Day at Corpus X*i Coll., some of the 

Fellows told me that divers of the Heads of Houses were still very angry 

that the present V. Ch. had dismiss'd my Cause. To w ch one said, they 

20 are a Parcell of Fools for that. The V. Chanc. would certainly have 

been baffled, had he carried it on. 

The same Day Mr. Seal the Bookbinder told me that Dr. Charlett 
sent for him last Night to drink part of a Tankard of Ale with him, and 
that, after much other Talk, he ask'd him how my Book went on? Very 
well, says Seal, considering the Interruption he hath met with. Upon 
w ch , Charlett said no more. 

Jan. 19 (Mon.). This Evening I heard that D r . Charlett writ not 
long since to D r . Mead, thinking to curry Favour with the D r . But 
D r . Mead knows him too well. 

30 Jan. 24 (Sat.). This Day M r . Whiteside told me that, being last 
Night with D r . Charlett, the D r . seem'd more angry now with me than 
ever. I ask'd him why? I do not know, says he, but I believe 'tis 
because you go on again so well with your Book. D r . Halley, says he, 
and D r . Hudson are also angry upon the same Account. D r . Halley, he 
assur'd me, was not my Friend, and he said he believ'd he had been 
buzzing Things in Charlett's Ears. I said I could not imagin why 
Halley should be such an Enemy, since I had always spoke so honourably 
in my Books of him, as I likewise have upon other occasions. He said 
he thought it was by the means of D r . Hudson, who is very implacable ; 

40 and M r . Whiteside added that as soon as ever Camden's Elizabetha was 
done, he writ into Holland to have a Bookseller print it there, signifying 
that if he did so, the Dutch Edition would quickly spoil mine, considering 
I printed such a small Number. This is down right Roguery, but I do 
not doubt of the Truth of it, considering the D r . hath been guilty of many 
such Tricks. The method I took in my Preface and Notes, I suppose, 
hindered them from attempting it. Nor can I think but that if such 
a Thing should be done, it would only enhance the Price of my Ed. 

Dec. 31-May 14.J VOLUME LXXII, PAGES 3-8 3 

Feb. 26 (Fri.) *. This Evening, about 6, D r . King, Secretary to my 
L d Arran, call'd upon me, and told me that IX Baron is very much vex'd 
that he had not made an end of my Affair. He also said that D r . Mead 
and himself were angry with my Friend, M r . Tho. Rawlinson, for putting 
the Advertisement into the Post-Boy, because they thought it might do 
me Disservice, by exasperating my Enemies. I think it was very right to 
put it in. It hath done me good rather than mischief. It was certainly 
proper that the Wickedness of my Enemies should be taken notice of. 

March 9 (Mon.). This Day, about three Clock in the Afternoon, 
going into M r . Clements of Oxford's shop, I saw a Clergy-man there, 10 
with a stick in his Hand. His face being turn'd, I could not tell who it 
was. I had business with M r . Clements. Said I, M T . Clements, do you 
send to London to-Morrow ? Yes, said M r . Clements, and thereupon, 
the Clergyman turning about, it appear'd to be D r . Charlett, Says D r . 
Charlett, how do you do, Mr* Hearne ? How do you do, Master f said I. 
The Master immediately then went off into another Room, & I finish'd 
what I had to do with M r . Clements. 

March 19 (Th.). Meeting with Mr. Acton this Evening in High- 
Street, I ask'd him for D r . Woodward's Copy of the Articles. For tho' 
I paid to M r . Acton ics. for the said Copy, yet I have not been able as 20 
yet to get it out of his Hands. 'Tis true, indeed, I had it once, on purpose 
to read and consider it ; and then 'twas that I exactly transcrib'd it, and 
I have inserted it in this Account of y e Prosecution 2 . But then the 
Passages as represented in this Copy being different, both in Expression 
and Sense, from any thing written and published by me (for w c ^ reason, 
in my Answer I deny'd the Charges), I am willing to have D r . Woodward's 
very Copy, the better to vindicate myself. M r . Acton, both now and 
formerly, told me I should have it, but then now he said that he should 
go out of Town to-morrow, & so could not well deliver it. I told him he 
might let me have it, if he pleased, and that he might either leave it for 30 
me, or else I would call upon him for it before he went. He said that he 
should not be back 'till after Easter, & that he had not yet had time to 
copy it, & therefore was willing to keep it 'till such time as he could copy 
it. I told him 'twas hardly worth his while. Yes, 'tis, says he, because 
there are some particulars in it that will be of use in our way. 

March 22 (Sun.). This Afternoon the Vice-chancellor, with his Wife, 
the Lady Clarke, went to Ew-Elme, whence they go to-morrow to 
London. I hear D r . Charlette is left by him his Pro-Vice-Chancellour. 

May 14 (Th.), 1719. This Day my Compositor, M r . Ranee, told me 
that one of D r . Charlett' s Agents hath been at the Press, & was inquisitive 40 
about my Book, I being at this time printing an Acc fc of fair Rosamund, 
&c., which is to go along with Guil. Neubrigensis. W*, says this Gent., 
M r . Hearne writes a fair Hand ? Yes, says M r . Ranee, 'tis a very fair 
Copy, Sir. But he did not let him see it. Some time before, the said 

1 [Feb. 26 was Thursday ; see the preceding volume, p. 299.] 
a [See the preceding volume, p. 350.] 
B 2 

4 HEARNE'S COLLECTIONS [1719-172 j: 

Gent, had met him, & ask'd him whether M r . Hearne had any Decora- 
tions to his Book, meaning to Neubrigensis. I don't know, Sir, saith 
Mr. Ranee. 

May 21 (Th.). The Hon^e Benedict Leonard Calvert, Esq., talk'd 
much with me about my Sufferings & Troubles, & said over and over 
that there was no doubt but D r . Hudson (who, saith he, envies you) was 
the cause of them. 

July 5 (Sun.). This Day, among others, D r . Baron dined at D r . Clark's 

of All-Souls, & discoursing accidentally of me, he (Dr. Baron) said that 

to I was an industrious Man, & ought to be encouraged. This I had from 

Mr. Edward Prideaux Gwyn, Gent. Com. of X 4 Church, who dined there 

at y 6 same time. 

July 9 (Th.). The first Form of my Preface to Neubrigensis being 
ready to be wrought off, M r . Ranee, my Compositor, waited upon the 
V. Chancellour with it, the V. Ch. being to see the Forms before work'd 
off, as agreed at first ; but the Paper being wet, & M r . Ranee not finding 
him at home, makes a Querie whether it may not be printed off & shew'd 
him afterw d8 . To w ch I return'd answer y* I could see no hurt in it. 

Sept. 28 [Mon.]. Last Week M r . Whiteside of the Musdum told me y' 
ao he had been with D r . Charlett, who is return'd from the Bath, & y* the 
D r . said I am a Man of very great Industry. He takes care to publish 
Inscriptions (says he) that are communicated to him. At the same time 
he makes honourable mention of his Friends, too. He knows how also 
to lash. He is a Man of so much Ferocity that there is no meeting him. 
His very looks frighten people. But I think we have silenced him, and 
now he leaves us to our Conjectures, does he ? 

Nov. 17 [Tu.]. My Preface to Sprott's Chronicle being just begun by 
the Compositor, the Vice-Chancellour went for London this Morning 
(designing to lye to-night at Ewelm), as I hear, & I am told D r . Charlett 
30 is left by him Pro- Vice-Chancellour. 

Sept. 20 (Tu.), 1720. This Day I began to disperse my Ed. of 
Textus Roffensis, &c. The first in Oxford that had Copies was M r . V. 
Chancell., one in large Paper for himself, and one in large Paper for 
M r . Cartwright, of Aynoe. They were delivered by my Compositor, 
M r . Ranee, and the V. Chanc. p d fourty shillings in full for them. But 
when Mr. Ranee delivered them, the V. Chanc. observing him have 
another Copy (w ch was small Paper) under his Arm, ask'd him what that 
was ? A Book, says M r . Ranee, for M r . Wright of your College. Oh ! 
says the V. Chanc., goe then to M r . Wright, & then come back, and you 
40 shall have your Money. Accordingly, M r . Ranee did so, & was paid. 
But Whistler the Yeoman Beadle, being then with the Vice-Chancellour, 
said to M r . Ranee, I thought the Vice-Chancellour was to have a Book of 
course without paying for it. Yes, says M r . Ranee, and M r . Hearne 
presented him with Neubrigensis in large Paper, being the i st Book he 
published after D r . Shippen was V. Chanc. ; upon w ct , M r . V. Chanc. 

May 21-Mar. 9.] VOLUME LXXII, PAGES 8-14 5 

said (says M r . Ranee), I do not desire to put M r . Hearne to any charge, 
& to prevent any such thing for the future, tell M r . Hearne I will be 
a Subscriber to his Books. This is true, says M r . V. Chancellour, & so 
M r . Ranee came away, but Whistler told M r . Ranee afterwards (running 
to him on purpose) that all this was spoke by himself, by M r . V. Chan- 
cellour's own Directions. 

[c. Nov. 29 (Wed.), 1721.] Mr. Acton of All Souls Coll., my Proctor, died 
suddenly in his Chamber in the Coll., Wednesday Night, Nov. 29, 1721. 
I could never get the Articles from him, tho' I paid for them, & he told 
me they were mine. He used to say I had a Copy. This is true. But 10 
then I wanted that taken by D r . Woodward, w ch I paid for. But this 
I could not get, because their Tricks then would be more plain, Matters 
being altered in them as they pleas'd. 

Jan. 16 [Tu.], 172. This Day, in the Afternoon, M r . Acton's elder 
Brother, who is a Clergyman, called upon me, & told me, among other 
Things, he was come to Town to manage & settle his late Brother's 
Affairs. I desired him to let me have the Register D r . Woodward's Copy 
of the Articles, if he met with them. This he very readily promised to do. 
I shew'd him his Brother's Receipt, by wb it appears I paid ten shillings 
for them, tho' I could not get them from him. 20 

Jan. 21 [Sun.]. This Morning, about 4 Clock, died of a Rupture 
D r . John Baron, Master of Univ. Coll. 1 , who exhibited Articles against me. 

Jan. 24 [Wed.]. M r . Acton's elder Brother (whose Name is Edward, 
being Bach, of LL., w ch he took as a Member of Oriel-Coll., July 12, 
1707) very honestly, in the Evening, sent me D r . Woodward's Copy of 
the Articles. And upon comparing it with y* which I transcrib'd above, 
I do find it altered, tho' not so much as I exspected. 

Feb. 16 [Fri.]. My Preface to Fordun being now printing, D r . 
Gardiner, Warden of All Souls Coll., sent this Morning to my Compositor, 
Ranee, to know what Book I am about. 30 

April 1O [Tu.], 1722. M r . Broadstock work'd off the last Plate (viz. 
Hector Boethius's Scrole) in my Preface to Fordun. 

March 9 [Tu.], 172f. This Evening I was told that D r . Bouchier, 
Assessor of the Vice-chancellor's Court, is terribly afraid that I have put 
down the Particulars of my Prosecution, and given an account of his 
Speeches upon that occasion, w cl1 consisted of nothing but poor, ribaldry 
stuff, and whereas I was once going, and had begun, to expostulate with 
Aaron Baker (when he talk'd very rudely and saucily in English) in Latin, 
this not only frighted Aaron, but even Bouchier himself, insomuch that 
Bouchier would not let me go on (for neither of them, particularly 40 
Bouchier, understood Latin), but silenc'd me, saying, if I would speak, 
I must speak in form, not otherwise, & read over Clark's Praxis. 

[Volumes Ixxiii-lxxxii of the Diaries contain miscellaneous notes and extracts, 
monumental inscriptions, &c.] 

1 [He was Master of Balliol College.] 



May (Sat.), 1719. There are 365 Steps to go up to the Top of 
Boston Tower in Lincolnshire, but 406 to the Top of the Tower of 
S*. Mary Florida at Florence, w ch is 144 Cubits, or, as Abertinus, 280 
foot high. See Schraderus's Monumenta Italia. 

This Morning one Fletcher, an Oxford Bookseller, call'd upon me for 
my advice about printing a Book in his Hands. It was Marm. Oxon., 
corrected by D r . Mill. It belongs to M*. Monaux of Balliol, to whom 
Fletcher says he sold it, & borrow d it now to shew the V. Chanc. I told 

ro him, & I plainly prov'd it, y* D r . Mill's Corrections were of no great 
moment, the D r . not understanding these Things very well. I told him, 
withall, that D r . Stratford of X* Church had another, corrected by 
D r . Mill, & yt there was another, corrected also by the D r ., in Edm. 
Hall Library. I added that D r . Smith had also corrected a Copy, w ch 
should have come to me, but y* I believ'd it was now in my L d Harley's 
Hands, & y* this was valuable, the D*. being a Master in this sort of 
Learning. I, withall, told him y* I had many things myself about these 
Marbles. In short, I told him it was my opinion that the work should be 
published, but that all things ought to be examin'd anew with the utmost 

20 nicety, & the Marbles, the most considerable of them, at least, engrav'd 
exactly, D r . Prideaux's Book beeing [stc] wonderfully defective, & w* the 
D r . was now asham'd of, at least as to the transcribing part, & y l to have 
it done as it should be would come to a vast Sum of Money. Then, 
says Fletcher, I will think of it no farther. But if this Copy would have 
done, meaning M r . Monaux's, I would have propos'd it by Subscription. 

May 9, 1719. E. Arblaster to H. (Rawl. i. 121). Account of Roman 
remains found at Etocetum, or Wall, near Lichfield. [See Diary, p. 8.] 
Has got the old spur H. has heard him speak of, which he will, no doubt, 
be pleased with. Has the promise of some coins found at ' Wulfrunehampton 
two or three years ago. Can bring a piece of the oak in which King 
Charles II hid, if H. desires it. Has been at many places in search of 
antiquity, and will visit others before returning to Oxford. Can furnish 
H. with particulars about Burton, if necessary. ' Pray answer this letter 
quickly, because, If the small Pox is out of Town, I know not how soon 
I shall be with you. . . . Pray excuse faults, I being just going to Antiquitate ; 
and I shall ever remain, dear Tho., your very sincere and loving Friend, 
Edward Arblaster.' 

May 9, [1719]. T. Baker to H. (Rawl. 23. 168). Will be glad if Prynne's 
papers will be of use. 'We have a large Collection of old English Prints 
amongst the Bp. of Ely's Books, & it is pitty the proper use should not 
be made of them. [See Diary, p. 9.] You see, M r . Maittaire has pointed 
you out as the fittest man for such an undertaking, & when ever you think to 
set about it, 1 will do you any service in my power amongst the Bp.'s Books, 
tho' they be yet in great Confusion, & so of less use. [See extract from this 
letter, Diary, p. 19.] In one of your Books (I remember) you speak of Agas's 
Table or Map of Oxford. I have that Map or Table, together with another 
of Cambridge, by one M r . Hamond of Clare Hall, not many years after (being 
the only Copies I know of in this university), & should be glad to know whether 
you have them at Oxford, with the Inscriptions perfect.' 

May 9-12.] VOLUME LXXX1II, PAGES 1-5 7 

May 10 (Sun.). Last Night M r . Edw d Prideaux Gwyn told me 
privately, y* whereas he understood y fc I design'd, after Neubrigensis is 
done, to print something about the Spanish Match with Prince Charles, 
he was well assur'd y* this would be ill rec d , particularly because my 
L d Oxford had far y e best Collection upon this Subject of any Man 
whatsoever, and that nothing could be done tolerably well upon it without 
those Papers. Hence I gather'd that I must exspect but an ill Treatment 
from y* Quarter, if ever I should print what I have had in my View on 
y* Argument. M r . Gwyn seem'd to hint y* I might have the use of my 
L d ' 8 Collection, as he believ'd. But I have reason to think otherwise. 10 

May 11 (Mon.). This Day my L d George Douglass was matriculated 
as a Member of Christ-Church. 

May 12 (Tu.). Yesterday Morning was a Convocation y* one Trip- 
sack, alias Prestarke, might have y e Degree of Bach, of Civ. Law given 
him, tho' he had never been of any University (tho' some say he hath 
been formerly of some Forreign one), is a very great Whig, & a worth- 
less Man. The Bishop of Chester & some others recommended him, 
because M r . Lechmere (Atturney General) hath done y e BP some service 
in relation to a Controversy the BP hath w fc h y e ArchbP of Cant., y 6 
BP being ag* y e ArchbP' 8 power of giving degrees. But, notwithstanding 20 
all this, Tripsack was denyed. This Tripsack is Chaplain to my L d 

May 12, 1719. H. to R. Rawlinson (Rawl. in. 120). R. R.'s designed 
present of Bp. Bull's Summary Defence of the Church of England will be very 
acceptable. Hopes the project about the Dr.'s degree will be satisfactory. 
Delivered letter to Burghers. Mr. Bridges is making great collections re- 
lating to the antiquities of Northamptonshire : knows not with what design. 
Mr. Jones is now in Oxford, but H. has not paid him R. R.'s subscription for 
Plutarch, ' by reason 'tis given out here by many that it will come to nothing, 
tho' others say it will certainly go on.' 

May 12, 171ft H. to T. Rawlinson (Rawl. 34. 46). ' I have this Day 
sent you, by Godfrey's Waggon (y* sets up at y e Oxford Arms), a Box of 
Books, being part of those I borrow'd of you. . . . You will find Memo- 
randums at y e Beginning of each, signifying that I borrow'd them of you, 
and that I have read them over. Posterity will thereby judge, when you and 
I are retir'd to our Graves, that I am indebted upon this Account to you.' 
Account of his conversation with a gentleman [Mr. Edward Prideaux Gwyn] 
about the Spanish Match. [In this letter Hearne says the conversation took 
place ' last Friday ' (May 8), whereas in the Diary (see above) he says 
it took place on Saturday (May 9).] 

May 12, 1719. .H. to T. Rawlinson (Rawl. 34. 47). In case his former 
letter is not in time, sends by another way to let T. R. know that he has sent 
a box of books by Godfrey, the waggoner. ' You will find that I have rec d 
Benefit from your Books even in my Ed. of Neubrigensis, w ch I carry on apace, 
tho' it will be some time yet before it be finished & ready to be delivered.' 
Is not sure that Mr. Eyston is at home, so is doubtful whether he will go 
to Hendred at Whitsuntide. ' M rs . Tomlins at the three Tunns being dead, 
about 500 libs, comes to our V. Chanc., D r . Shippen, for renewing the Licence, 
to the Mortification of Baron, who might have been V. Chanc. another year, 
had he not acted as he did.' 


1 The Rev d M r . John Trepsack of C. C., who hath for many years been 
Educated in foreign Universities, particularly that of Harderwyck in Guelder- 
land, and hath exhibited Severall Testimonialls of his proficiency in human & 
Divine Learning, under the hands of their Professors, After Having been 
Employ'd Ten years in her Late Majesty's Service, is now preferr'd to y e 
Rectory of Rayne in y e Diocess of London, and being particularly Rec- 
comended by the Lord Bishop of that Diocess, Humbly Desires to be 
Dispensed with for not being Regularly enter'd on the Law Line, And that, 
in Consideration of his Good Character and Long Residence in Foreign 
10 Universities, He may be Capable, after the performance of all Exercise, 
of being a Candidate for y e Degree of Batchelor of Law this Present Term. 

May 13 (Wed.). Wall, near Lichfield, the old Etocetum. There is 
a field there call'd the Butts, in which are to be seen the Remains of many 
Roman Buildings. They have a Tradition that these Buildings were 
part of a Church. They say also that about two hundred yards Eastward 
from these was a celebrated Well. But the Well is not now to be found. 
Many Roman Bricks have been found in the Butts, most of them mark'd 
on the Top with LPg. Abundance of Coyns have also been found about 
the Town. There grows little or no Grass in many Places about y 8 
20 Butts ; the reason they give for it is, that the Buildings are so near the 
Top of the Ground. 

N3. These Particulars I rec d from M r . Edw d Arblaster, Gent. Commoner 
of X fc Church, Oxford. They sufficiently confirm that Wall, by Lichfield, 
was the old Etocetum. The Note Lpg I take to be LVCIVS PISO CENTVRIO. 
We have 7 for Centurio in Smetius and Grater, & many others that have 
written upon this Subject. This Lucius Piso was a Benefactor here, as 
I take it ; at least, rais'd some Buildings, which, perhaps, were at no great 
Distance from those of the Praefectus Praetorio. 

May 13, 1719. H. to E. Arblaster (Rawl. i. 122). E. A.'s observations 
confirm what others have remarked about Etocetum. Glad he takes 
particular notice of inscriptions. ' The Greeks and Romans did not usually 
allow Inscriptions, unless to Persons of some Distinction. So that even bare 
Names, for that reason, happen to be usefull, tho' there be no Historical Notes 
on the Monuments to which the Inscriptions belong.' More about Etocetum. 
Of what emperors are the coins found there ? Takes the spur to be Danish : 
the sight of that and other antiquities will be acceptable. Thanks for design 
of bringing a piece of the Royal Oak. Has a MS. about Burton Abbey 
collected from charters and other instruments. Hopes E. A. will pick up 
as much as he can about that place. ' You need not be in a Hurry in collect- 
ing Materials. For the small Pox being still very rife & fatal here, I believe 
you will not venture to come to Oxford as yet.' Will drink E. A.'s health at 
Antiquity Hall by and by. 

May 13, 1719. B. Willis to H. (Rawl. 12. 75). <I have been taken 
extremely ill on Sunday, & am, notwithstanding Physick discipline, yet much 
out of order ; I haue not been so indisposed this year or 2.' Sends, as 
promised, the two volumes of his Abbeys. Asks H. to return the volume 
he has. Wants his opinion of the performance. 

1 [On an inserted slip of paper, not in Hearne's handwriting.] 

May 12-18.] VOLUME LXXX1II, PAGES 5-11 9 

May 14 (Th.). One M r . Cummins, a Lawyer in the Temple, was 
elected Professor of the Civil Law in Gresham Coll. on the I st Inst. 

M r . John Gibbons, Blue Mantle Pursivant at Arms, is dead. He was 
look'd upon as a good Latin Scholar, but was whimsical. 

May 15 (Pri.). There is a Man now living in Heddington, lusty 
& very sensible, born at Rotherfield Greys (near Henley), March 8 th , 
1625, as he hath told me several times *. 

On Wednesday last was such a storm of Wind (as there was also last 
night, when People were abed) as the like hath hardly been known at 
this time of the Year. 10 

May 16 (Sat.). Mr. Baker of S*. John's Coll., Camb., informs me 
that they have a large Collection of old English Prints amongst the BP of 
Ely's Books, & that it is pity the proper Use should not be made of them. 
They will be of great Service in writing a History of the Original & 
Progress of Printing. The BP' S Books are yet in great Confusion, & so 
of less use. My L d Harley's Collection of old English Prints is not yet 
very considerable, tho' he hath a vast stock of y<* I st Ed. of the Classicks, 
rather more than the BP'S Collection, 

May 17 (Whitsun.). When I was about publishing Leland's 
Collectanea, my Friend, Browne Willis, Esq., importun'd me to print 20 
a Catalogue of y e Parliamentary Mitred Abbats, with an Ace* of y e Abbeys 
themselves. He had collected the Catalogue from D r . Hutton's Papers. 
Accordingly, he sent me y e Catalogue, w c ^, upon perusal, I found very 
jejune & full of Faults ; upon w ch , I was forc'd to examin the whole with 
the original Authors, & to write all over anew, by which I made it for 
his Credit, & afterwards I printed it. After this he undertook y e re- 
printing it, against my Will and Consent, & added to it the Conventual 
Cathedral Churches, & Collections about other Abbies, & the whole 
is just come out in 2 vol 8 ., recommended by that debauch'd, mad Divine, 
W. Wotton, who, for his Iniquity & scandalous Life, now absconds in 30 
Wales, under another Name, as he hath done many Years. This work 
of my Friend is a most strange Rhapsody, & nothing tolerable in it only 
what he hath taken from Leland, w cn , however, he hath strangely mangled 
& spoil'd; & whereas he calls the 2 d vol. The History of Abbies, volume n, 
contrary to the Title in the I st vol., it is so far from deserving that Title 
that 'tis nothing like a History, being nothing but confused, indigested 
Scraps, done without the Least Skill or Judgm 4 , for w on I am sorry. 

May 18 (Mon.). One Mr. Luffe, a young Gent, being a Bach, of 
Arts & Scholar of Corpus X ti Coll., is going to print, in Gr. Lat., Lucian 
de Historia conscribenda. He is a good Scholar, as I am told, & was 40 

May 14, 1719. J. Bridges to H. (Rawl. 3. 53). Encloses answer to 
queries in H.'s of the 1 2th. Sorry Mr. Swallow is not more punctual : will 
be glad to have a better account of him. Hopes to see H. next month on his 
way to Northamptonshire. [Note by Hearne: ' Answered May 15 th , 1719-'] 

1 His Name is Howse, & I hear his Relations have taken him to Rotherfield. 
This was told me in 1722, he being then living. 


bred up under M*. Upton, formerly one of the Ushers at Eaton, & now 
a Schoolmaster in the West. Last Week he gave a Specimen to be set 
by one of the Theatre Compositors. D r . Hudson seeing it, told the 
Compositor to let him have a Copy of it after it was composed ; because, 
saith he, I will quite alter it, & make it another Thing. Why, Sir, saith 
the Compositor, do it before it be composed, & not afterw^. But this he 
would not do. It is no wonder y 4 the D r . talks at this rate of Alteration, 
because he is for altering every thing, insomuch y fc what goes under his 
Hand is so disguis'd as to be render' d quite different. I remember, when 

io I first talk'd of printing Leland's Itin., he said it should be quit^altered, 
& Leland's Language by y fc means spoyl'd, w ch would have made y e 
Book of little value, whereas by my keeping exactly to a Letter to the 
original, y e work is now rendered worth any Money. I also well 
remember that some years agoe, when we were discoursing ab fc reprinting 
A. a Wood's Athenae Oxon., Pish, saith the D r ., it must be all altered 
both as to style & Matter. Half must be left out, & nothing left but what 
is really proper. Why, saith the Company, then the former Ed. will be 
ten times better, & the new one must not be call'd Wood's Athense, but 
somebody's else. They added that had it been done so at first, it would 

20 have been a more judicious Book ; but being printed, it will be absurd 
to alter it, & to make it otherwise than at first. Many other Things 
might be said ab* the D r .'s Alteration of Books, not excepting even D r . 
Langbaine's excell* Notes to Longinus. For, whereas D r . Hudson hath 
printed Longinus, he hath so mangled D r . Langbaine's notes y* the 
D r . would certainly, as it were, disown them, if living, & yet they are 
written with y* Judgment (as every Thing was truly judicious & learned 
yt D r . Langbaine did) that a word should not have been left out. 

W m Smalridge, youngest Brother of D r . Smalridge, BP of Bristol 
& Dean of X* Ch., is dead. This Wm Smalridge (who, I am told, died 

30 ab* a fortnight since) kept an Ale House, the Queen's Arms, in Bremicham. 
There is another Brother, a Clothier, I think, of Coventry. 

May 19 (Tu.). Yesterday Morning D r . Dunster's (Tho.) Death, 
Warden of Wadham College, was declar'd after Prayers, & a Citation 
was put up. He died suddenly at London. He was a very great Sot, 
& a notorious Whigg ; & tho' he had two very good Parsonages, yet he 
died very poor. It is thought the Disappointment of having a Whiggish 
Proctor lately, upon the death of Baker, much affected him. 

May 20 (Wed.). Yesterday I walk'd to Cassenton. I met there my 
L d George Douglas, M r . Edward Prideaux Gwyn, M r . Francis Gwyn, 
40 & the Hon*>le Benedict Leonard Calvert, Esq., all of X* Ch. We 
walk'd. The first told me he would get me a Dinner. But it seems 
when they came thither (for we did not go together), M r . Colley, the 
Minister there, had got them a Dinner at one Gregory's of that Town, 
Steward to the D. of Marlborough, & a nasty Whig. I call'd, according 
to appointment, at the Red Lyon. When they had dined, they call'd 
there, and we were afterwards at M r . Colley's, the Parsonage House, 
where we staid some time, 'till a little after 3 Clock ; then we returned by 
Yarnton (where we staid some time) to Oxford, & were there before 
9 Clock. 

May 18-22.] VOLUME LXXXIII, PAGES 11-17 IT 

This Morning D r . W^ Baker, Archdeacon of Oxford, & formerly 
Fellow of Wadham College, was elected Warden of y* College in room 
of D r . Dunster. This Baker (who was once Proctor of the University) 
is a stinking Whigg. It was hoped that M r . Thomas Girdler, Fellow of 
y fc College, and a very ingenious, honest Gentleman, would have had it ; 
& so he might, had not Tricks been plaid. 

The old Chapell of Queen's College being begun to be pull'd down 
to-day, & the new Chapell (which is not quite finished) being not con- 
secrated, they have agreed to come to Prayers in the Chapell of Edmund 
Hall 'till their own Chapell be consecrated ; yet so as to have their 10 
Prayers at distinct Hours from the Hall Prayers (viz. at six in the 
Morning & 5 in the Evening), & accordingly, the first time they came to 
the Hall Chapell was to-day, in the Afternoon, at 5 Clock. 

This Note was written by M T . Edward Prideaux Gwyn, Nobleman of 
X* Ch., on May 20*^, 1719, being the Day of the Election : 

1 For M*. Girdler. For D r . W"* Baker. 

Edwyn Sandys, M.D., Subwarden. William Burscough, D.D. 

Thomas Whistler, M.A. Robert Gnash, M.A. 

John Iron, M.A. Robert Thistlethwait, M.A. 

William Hunt, M.A. 20 

John Leaves, M.A. 

D r . Dunster died between eleven & twelve a Clock at night on Saterday, 
y e 1 6 of May, 1719. N.B. He was just gone to bed. Iron, tho' a Whig, 
stuck to M r . Girdler, but Leaves, who, 'till he went into y e Chappel, pretended 
he would vote for Girdler, voted for Baker, & by that means turn'd y e 
Election. The Election was in y e Chappel, just after prayers, about eight 
a Clock on Wednesday morning, y e 2o th of May. Great rejoycings were 
made by y e Whiggs for this victory, & John Holland, y e Blockhead, immedi- 
ately order'd y 6 Bills [sic] at Merton to be rung, & y e whiteliver'd & Puritanical 
faction of that College made a sort of a Gaude on this occasion, & it was said 30 
y e varletts of Exeter-College had some intent to do y e same. D r . William 
Baker treated y e Fellows of his College at dinner that day, & being resolv'd to 
do it handsomely, among other niceties, gave them six quarts of beans at half 
a Crown a Quart. 

D*. Dunster was buried on Mond. Night, May 18, privately, at S*. 
Dunstan's Church in Fleetstreet. 

May 21 (Th.). Silver Half Pence mighty common in Hen. III d ' 9 
time. See Hist. & Antiq. Univ. Oxon., Vol. i, p. 115. 

May 22 (Fri.). On Mond. Morning, y 8 u* 1 * inst., K. George (as 
they call him) went for Hanover. 40 

On Tuesd. Night (the 1 9 th inst.) the L d Viscount Stafford was interred 
in Westminster Abbey, in a Coffin covered with Crimson Velvet, and 
drawn in an open Charriot, followed by a prodigious Number of Mourn- 

May 22, 1719. H. to J. Murray (Rawl. 112. 82). Just received letter 
requesting him to enter Dr. Thomas Crowe and Mr. Edward Kelsall as 
subscribers for Neubrigensis. J. M.'s MS. is safe: will make use of a passage 
from it in Neubrigensis. Mr. Baker lately mentioned J. M. in a letter to H. 

1 [On an inserted slip of paper.] 


ing Coaches and Lights, pursuant to his Will, wch he had made twenty 
Years ago. What is farther remarkable, this Lord's Lady died at Paris 
the same day that himself died here. 

On Saturday last (May i6 th ) was published in London, The History 
of the Reign of King George, from the Death of her late Majesty Queen 
Anne to the i 8 * 1 of August, 1718. Collected from the most Authentick 
Vouchers, supported by Evidence of Fact, and entirely unconcerned in 
the separate Interest of Persons or Parties. To be continued Yearly. 

Oculatae nostrae sunt Manus, 
10 Credunt quod vident. 

Printed by N. Mist in Great Carter-Lane, & sold by the Booksellers of 
London and Westminster. Price 53. 

'Tis said that D r . Dunster was married, & that he left behind him by 
his Wife 3 Children. 

One Elizabeth Saunders is Housekeeper to D r . Carter, Provost of 
Oriel-Coll., & Wife to John Saunders, who is his Man. 
[Scandalous statement omitted.] 

An Epitaph by M r . Pope on Nicholas Rowe, Esq r , Poe't Laureat, who 
is buried next M r . Dryden in Westminster Abbey. The Monument is 
20 erected by his Wife. (I had it from M r . Edward Prideaux Gwya) 

To Rowe's dear Relicks be this Marble just, 
Laid sacred here by Dry den's awful dust, 
And lett it guide the World's enquiring eyes, 
To find that speechless Stone, where Dryden lies ; 
Peace to thy gentle shade, & endless rest, 
Blest in thy Genius, in thy love, too, blest, 
One gratefull woman to thy fame supplies, 
What a whole thankless land to his denies. 

May 23 (Sat,). This Afternoon, between 4 and 6 Clock, was a great 
3 o Storm of Thunder & Lightning, with Hail & Rain, & at 5 Clock Queen's 
College People sent for their Books away from Edmund-Hall Chapell, 
& went to Prayers at S 1 . Peter's Church, under Pretence y* Edm. Hall 
Chapell will not hold them, and yet 'twill hold about 1 50, if matters are 
well ordered, whereas they have little more than 3 score at a time at 

May 24 (Sun.). M r . Bridges writes me word that 'tis pity 

Elphmstone's History Antiquities of the Scotch (in Latin) should lye 

in obscurity unprinted. The onely entire Copy (saith he), according to B p 

Nicholson's Scotch Library, is in the Bodlejan Library, nu. 3888, of which 

40 / think to have a Transcript taken. 

May 23, 1719. J. Bridges to H. (Rawl. 3. 55). Has had no opportunity 
of talking with Dr. Mead or his brother, or Dr. Gale, about the size of print- 
ing the Scotichronicon. No doubt all will approve of octavo. [See extract 
from this letter, above.] Will discuss matters at Oxford next month, 
when Mr. Anstis has promised to make one of the company. The catalogue 
may be enclosed to J. B.'s brother [William], Secretary of the Stamp Office, 
Lincoln's Inn. 

May 22-27.] VOLUME LXXXIII, PAGES 17-25 13 

Memorand. that in the Bodlejan Library are two copies of Elphinston, 
one the old one of y e time of Elphinston, & the other amongst H. Jones's 
MSS., taken from y* old one. This latter is not very faithfully tran- 
scrib'd. It ought all to be done anew. Elphinston copied Fordun. 

May 25 (Mon.). Leaves of Wadham-College, who voted against 
M r . Girdler, is stark mad, having acted against his Conscience. He is 
y 6 Man that is hinted at in the following Account of the Election in the 
News Papers, dated Saturd., May 23 : 

On Saturday last (May 16) D r . Dunstar, Warden of Wadham-College 
in Oxford, died suddenly at his Lodgings in Fleetstreet ; and on Wednesday 10 
Morning the said College went upon an Election, and by a strange Turn 
of a Vote, D r . Baker, of S*. Giles's in the Fields, was chosen Warden in 
his Room. 

May 26 (Tu.). This Day died of the Small Pox one Swallow, who 
was one that did something at the Publick Library for D r . Hudson and 
the Intruder, Bowles. (I hear it was exactly the pth Day.) 

Last Sunday (being Trinity Sunday) M r . Skirlock of Jesus preached 
the Ordination Sermon at X* Church, and preached just as bad as 
Mr. Maurice, but connived at by the Bishop, D r . Potter. 

May 27 (Wed.). The following Inscription was given me to-Day by 20 
M r . John Ranee, the Elder, one of the Theatre Printers. He told me 
he took it up at y e Print-House (the Theatre), & that it was printed 
at ye Th. Press. 







^TATIS SUJ3 69. 


May 26, 1719. H. to [William Bridges] (Rawl. 3. 54). Asks W. B. 
to deliver enclosure to his brother. 

May 26 [?], 1719. J. Anstis to H. (Rawl. i. 76). Are there indexes to 
Dodsworth's Collections in the Bodleian Library ? If so, they will be useful 
in finding particulars relating to certain families. Hopes to be in Oxford this 
summer. Wants information about Maud Holland, widow of Hugh Courtenay. 
[See Diary, p. 14.] Please ask Mr. Whiteside if he has received a letter 
J. A. sent him some time since. 

1 [Printed on an inserted slip of paper.] 


May 28 (Th.). I am well inform'd that Skirlock dined last Sunday 
(after he had preach'd) at D r . Holland's, Warden of Merton, and that the 
BP and D r . Rye dined there also (& perhaps others), & y* they all thank'd 

May 29 (Fri.). M r . Anstis, Garter Principal K. at Arms, wants to 
know whether, in the Bodleian Library, inter Codd. Cant., p. 147 b, K. 18, 
there be mention of the Time when Maud Holland, Widow of Hugh 
Courtenay, was married to the Earl of S*. Paul, and whether there be any 
Memorial of the time of the Death of that Hugh Courtenay, or Hugh, 
10 his Father? 

I am told that on Wednesday Morning last was a meeting of the 
Delegates of the Univ. Press, & that then Basket presented them his 
Bible in Vellam for the Bodl. Library, & y* he hath leave to print 
Clarendon again in 8. At the same time, the Proof of a new Almanack 
for the year 1720 was delivered to the Univ. Engraver, Burghers, being 
done by Du Bois, who did the Cuts in Baskett's Bible ; so that Burghers 
is only to do the second Plate. 

This being the Restauration Day, the Sermon for y e Univ. was 
preached at S*. Marie's by M r . Warton of Magd. Coll., our Poetical 
20 Reader. It was honest and good. 

May 30 (Sat.). Yesterday was put up at D*. RadclifFs Building, 
next to the High-Street, at Univ. College, a Statue of the late Princess 
of Orange, whom they commonly call Queen Mary. I am told it is 
given by D r . Clarke of All Souls. (I since find that it was bought with 
part of D r . Radcliffe's Money.) 

May 31 (Sun.). Yesterday call'd upon me, and staid with me at 
least an Hour, one M r . Chetwood, who hath been a great Traveller. 
My Friend, the Hon We Ferdinando Hastings, Esq., Brother to the R* 
Hon ble the Earl of Huntingdon, came along with him. This M r . Hastings 
30 is a very honest young Gent., and is Nobleman of Xt-Church. M r . 
Chetwood is a curious Observer of Things. He hath collected many 
Inscriptions. M r . Chetwood never saw any thing hardly equal to King's 
College Chapell in Cambridge. He wonders that there is no Account 
upon Record who was the Architect. M r . Chetwood hath a Collection 
of Coins. He met with many Urns & other curious Remains of 
Antiquity beyond Sea, but he could not conveniently bring them over. 

Tho. Britain the Small Cole Man's Musick and Instruments were 
sold for an hundred Pounds. 

M r . Bagford presented D r . Charlett with a Bible in 4^ translated by 
40 Coverdale, and dedicated to K. Ed. VI, in 1550. This Bible was printed 

May 28, 1719. H. to B. Rawlinson (Rawl. 114*. 133). 'I shall be 
glad to understand that Things will go according to your mind. I suppose you 
propose some extraordinary matter in taking a D r .'s Deg. I have heard many 
say that you are one of Curl's Agents, & that you write for him. I have said I 
believ'd the contrary. You can tell best.' Could never meet with the paper 
about Queen's College, though he has heard of it. Mentions the pulling down 
of the old Chapel, &c. 

May 28-31.] VOLUME LXXXIII, PAGES 26-37 15 

at Zurick, but when it came to London, they printed a new Title, and 
it is the Opinion of D r . Cell, in his Remains, that it is the best Translation, 
& that Coverdale understood the Original Hebrew the best of any that 
made any Attempt afterwards in the like kind. This Coverdale was the 
first that put out an English Version of the H. Bible, in the Year 1535, 
dedicated to K. Hen. VIII. M r . Bagford did not remember to have 
seen but one of them perfect, and that is in the Library of Sion College. 

M r . Bagford, two or three years before he died, told me of a Ring 
he had seen on a Person's Finger born at Abbington, on the Outside of 
which, in modern Gothic Letters, ah x Jeh + Mae + . The 3 Crosses 10 
divide the Letters. M r . Bagford had never observed the like kind. It 
was found nigh the Abbey of Abbington, when the Person who wore it 
(who was a young Man) was a lad. The same Person told M r . Bagford 
that over the Almes-Houses of Abbington was fine Historical Painting. 

My L d Harley told me, on Dec. 27, I7I5 1 , by Letter, that there were 
many Things amongst his MSS. that will deserve to see the Light, and 
that I should freely have the Use of them, when I could go over. He 
said he was (as he believed every one was that saw it) much pleased with 
my Ed. of the Acts of the Apostles in Capitals. I believe (says he) 
it is the first Book that ever was printed in that way, in England most ao 

M r . Camden unwilling his Lecturer should be in Orders or a beneficed 
Man. See his Letter MS. 

Out of a Paper given me formerly by M r . Bagford : 

An Accompt from M r . Sandford of Thorverton about Tavestock. 

There is a Saxon School house remaining at Tavestock called by that Name 
at this time. The Printing house, 'tis thought, is also remaining, there being 
a house belonging to the Abbey called at present by the name of Prele. 

A translation of Boethius de Consolatione is now at Oxford, and M r . Granger, 
who was formerly Schoolmaster of Lescard, saw a Latin Grammer, called the 30 
long Accidence, which was printed at Tavistocke, and was then in the Possession 
of M r . Piper of Lescard. 

Out of a Letter written to me 2 from White- Waltham in Berks., Aug. 
14, 1711: 

I have not been at Shottesbrook but twice since M r . DodwelPs Funeral. 
He was buryed in the great Chancel very decently, as near D r . Throck- 
morton's Monument as possible could be, having six Gent, to carry the Pall, 
and after the Burial there was a great Deal of Bread given to the poor 
People, and she (his Widow) told the Clerk that she intended a Grave-Stone, 
with an Inscription. I am told he was sensible to the last ; but I hope in 40 
a little time, perhaps in a Week or Fortnight, to give you a better account of 
those Particulars, as soon as I can speak with M rs . Sarah Hawthorn, who is 
yet there to beare M rs . Dodwell company. M r . Griffyth (Vicar of White- 
Waltham) preached the Day after the Funeral (being Sunday) at Shottes- 
brooke, & made a suitable Sermon. The Text was in Esa., The Righteous 
perishe and no, &c. ; and the Sunday following, M r . Staples (Rector of Shottes- 
brooke) upon Psalm 37, Mark the perfect man and behold, &c. They both, 
by the bye, spoke greatly in his Commendation, as he well deserved. I reaped 
in the place in Berry Grove this Harvest where the great Building was, and took 

[See Vol. v, p. 155.] a By my Father, George Hearne. 


great notice of the place, but could find nothing extraordinary but tiles and 
pavements, some fragments whereof, with other of Waycock and Feens, I will 
bring with me to Oxon. 

June 1 (Mon.). On Thursd. last, in the Evening, one M r . Lloyd, 
Bach, of Arts of Jesus Coll., Oxon., was drown'd by Godstowe. 

There is another Volume come out of a very poor, injudicious 
Collection, in 8 VO , call'd Monumenta Anglicana, done by John Le Neve, 
who does things for Bread, & is of no Authority. 

June 2 (Tu.). The News Papers tell us that a few Days ago 
10 (I suppose it might be Saturd., May 23, or else Sunday, May 24, for 
both these Days were great Thunders, tho' on the 24^ it did not come 
quite to Oxford, & so there was also on Mond., May 25 th , tho' it did not 
then neither come to Oxford) in Oxfordshire there have happened the 
greatest Storms of Wind, Hail, Thunder, and Lightning that ever have 
been known, which have killed abundance of Cattle, in particular, Sheep, 
besides some other Damage to Houses, Barns, &c. 

In the same Papers we are told that on Monday (May 25*^), in the 

Afternoon, they had a sudden but terrible Storm of Wind, Hail, Rain, 

Thunder, and Lightning, which did an incredible Damage in that City. 

20 Some of the Hail Stones being taken up were found to be four Inches 

and half about. 

June 3 (Wed.). About a Week agoe a great Beam fell down in the 
old Chapell that they are pulling down of Queen's Coll., and broke some 
of the Seats. It was in the night time, otherwise some of the Workmen 
might have been crusht. The Timber of the said Chapell is sold to 
a Joyner in London, who designs to imploy it about a new Church 
building in London. 

June 4 (Th.). Campus Sanctus Pisis in Italia, sepulturse locus 
appellatus, long. ped. cccclxxxvi, latus ped. clx. Dicitur sanctus, propterea 

June 1, 1719. H. to B. Rawlinson (Rawl. 34. 48). ' I am sorry that 
writing to you in a friendly manner should make you peevish. There is 
no occasion to multiply Words. I can only tell you that as I am not, so 
I never shall be, against any Thing that will be for your Honour and Reputa- 
tion.' Has R. R. John Tzetzes' Chiliads in his collection ? A friend formerly 
met with a copy in London, but not procuring it immediately, ' some body else 
snapt it.' 

June 2, 1710. J. Anstis to H. (Rawl. i. 77). Thanks for reminding 
him of his payment for Neubrigensis : in future, will pay the whole subscription 
at first. Never saw any pedigree of Calvert drawn up by Verstegan, nor does 
he remember anything of the kind at the Heralds' Office. When he goes to 
town, will look the matter up. The Heralds' Office has large collections made 
by Mr. Glover from a Scotichronicon : offers to collate the MS. with H.'s, or 
if Mr. Bridges wishes to undertake it, any of his clerks may have the use 
of the book. Please return Thorn, when done with. ' I am in hopes you will 
giue us a Volume of our English Historical Poets.' Could furnish H. with 
several good poems. Wishes some one would publish Peter de Langtoft, 
Peter de Ickham, &c. 

June 4, 1719. R. Furney to H. (Rawl. 5. 134). [See extract from this 
letter, Diary, p. 29.] Will be glad to serve H. at any time. Hopes H. will 

May 31- June 7.] VOLUME LXXXIII, PAGES 37-45 I? 

quod ejus terra Hierosolymis sit transportata, mortuorumque cadavera 
uno natural! die consumantur. Vide Schraderi Monument. Italise, p. 89. 

June 5 (Fri.). At the End of an old Tully de Natura Deorum, &c., 
that I have, printed at Venice in officina Erasmiana, MDXXXX, 12, is this 
written : 

The worshippers of false Gods were so sensible of Tully prooving a True 
One, that they conspired to destroy his works, for in the Reign of Dioclesian, 
that zealous promoter of Heathenish Idolatry & cruel persecutor of the 
Christian Religion, the three Books, de Natu. Deor., & the other two de 
Divinacione, were publickly burnt, with the Gospel & other writings of 10 
Christians, A.D. 302. Arnobius, before he was a Christian, sharply inveighs 
ag* the Decree for burning them, for the Destruction of them by the Com- 
mand of the Senate will tend much to the Encouragement of the Christian 
Religion & impairing the Authority of Antiquity. But rather, s d he, If you 
beleive you have any thing of argument and certainty to deliver as to y r Deitys, 
convince Tully of his Errors, confute his False and Evil Doctrine ; for to 
destroy writings, or to forbid the reading of them, is not to Defend y e Gods, 
but to show you are afraid of the too great Authority of Truth, and that 
it will prevail. 

June 6 (Sat.). Last Sunday died Edmund Dunch of Little Wittenham a 
in Berks., Esq., Parl. Man for Wallingford, being about 40 years of Age. 
He was a very great Gamester, & had, a little before, lost 30 libs, one 
night in Gaming. He had otherwise many good Qualities. By gaming, 
most of the Estate is gone. He was drawn into Gaming purely to please 
his Lady. King James I said to one of these Bunches (for 'tis an old 
Family), when his Majesty ask'd his Name & he answered Dunch, Ay 
(saith the King), Dunch by Name, 6f Dunce by Nature. 

June 7 (Sun.). Yesterday, in a Convocation at 2 Clock, Duke 
Hamilton had the honorary Degree of D r . of Civ. Law conferr'd upon 
him, being presented by D r . Bourchier, the Professor. The Duke having 3 

let him know of anything remarkable he may meet with about Gloucester. 
Asks him to look up a reference to an Abbot of Gloucester in Queen's College 
Library. Hopes Neubrigensis is nearly finished. 

June 7, 1719. G. Hearne to H. (Rawl. 28. 99). 'I Received your last 
Kind Letters, and are in hopes of your health, but am very sorry to hear that 
your City is visited with the small pox, & I heare Cambridge is so, to. I much 
leare 'twill be a very sickly Summer. Poor Couzin Sam. Edwards is dead 
since you were here ; he was Buryed the is th of May, & I feare your poor uncle 
will not be long after. [See Diary, p. 2 1.] I am, I thank God, yet a living monu- 
ment of God's great mercy, but since the Hot weather I am in such perpetual 
misery that, unless I keep sitting, I can haue no Ease nor Rest, Day nor night, 
but [am] in intolerable paine : if I goe a mile, I cannot gett back, so that [I] doe 
not Expect to continue long ; the Lord prepare me for my departure out of this 
sinfull world ; so that how to subsist that little time does much trouble me, but 
I hope God will not let me want at the last. I can procure no Weycok old 
Coyns as yet, or other, because I am so unable to goe about, nor your uncle 
neither, who gives his love & thanks to you. I had writ to you sooner since I 
Received your last letter, but that I hoped I should be better of my Lameness, 
but am euery day worse and worse, and could gett no certaine account of the 
heighth of Shottesbrooke steeple from the weather-Cock to the Bottom, 
as I can yet depend upon, but by Report, though I have imployed one to take 



left X* Ch., & being now in Oxford only upon the spot, very few of 
y fc House were present. 

June 8 (Mon.). On Monday Evening (June I st ) the Corpse of one 
M. Paver, in Butcher-Hall-Lane (London), was interred in the Vault 
at S*. Leonard's, Foster-Lane. She was 106 Years old, had all her 
Senses intire, & notwithstanding her great Age, walked very well to the 
Time of her last Sickness. 

The following Verses upon Leeves of Wadham, who voted against his 
Conscience, and hath been since distracted, are handed about and 
10 printed in the Weekly Journal by Mist : 

Upon one <wbo <was bribed, nubile he <was at Prayers in the Chapel, 
to vote contrary to bis Promise. 

One Hand and Eye erect were close engag'd 
In Pray'r, and holy War with Heaven wag'd ; 
The other Eye obliquely view'd the Gold, 
Which into t'other Hand was slyly told : 
What ! brib'd within the consecrated Walls ! 
Strange magick Power of Gold to hush the Calls 
Of sacred Promises, dissolve the Ties 
ao Of Oaths ! was this thy Morning Sacrifice ? 

the exact Altitude, which you shall have shortly, if I live ; but I have been told 
by some that it is 50 yards, which is 150 foot, you know. As soon as I can be 
informed of the Exact heigth thereof, you shall know, or any other thing that 
I can do for you whilst I Remaine on this side the graue, and am in the Land 
of the Living. Our fruit trees are generally blasted, God help us, so that 
it will be a bad year for me and all other poor men in that Re[s]pect. But, 
my deare S., let me heare from you next week, as soon as possible : you may 
please to Remember that I prayed you that if you had any old cast Linnen, or 
shirts, bands, stockins, handchrciefs [sic], or any old things, tho they were but 
indifferint, I would thankfully Receive them, if you would please send them to 
me. Have you Finished your Book ? and How other things goe in your univer- 
sity, if you please to Lett me know. Coz. Weldon and his wive's service 
to you, and Coz. Stephen's, who is now but Feeble, poor man, & is 80 years 
old, can go pretty well, tho God has been plased to disable me. Your 
Brothers, Will and Ned, and Sister Nan, are all, I hope, well, and they give 
theire loves to you, and especially your Mother in Law, and thanks you 
for your last Kindness, and, poor woman, is faine to take great pains with me 
since I have been so much in paine. Pray, my service to M r . Gunnis, and 
M r . Griffyth's to you. Let me Request of you that if I find my self at any 
time to wax very bad, upon notice, you would come and let me take my leave 
and give you my last blessing, with the Rest of my poor, beloved children, 
whom I love dearly, tho I cannot give them much. Ned is going to Leave 
Coll. Sawyer's service, when his year is up next August ; but I hope he will be 
provided of another place. Have you heard y* [it] has lately Rained a sort of 
Graine, like wheat, in p* of Derbyshire, and some say blood also ? ' [PS.] 
' That which troubles me most is that I am affraid I shall not be able, unless 
some ease come, to hold my place, and than how I shall subsist, the Lord 
knows. I had the steeple measured since. Pray, good S., enquire what oynt- 
ment or seare-cloth is proper to apply to my place to give me but a little ease, 
for Cure [I] Cannot Expect, but a little Ease, if God please. Send a short 

June 7-12.] VOLUME LXXXHI, PAGES 45-51 19 

Transcendent Knave I who could have closer trod 
Thy Friend Iscariot's Steps, who sold his God ? : 
Transcript of Judas I Go, refund the Pelf, 
Then, like thy great Exemplar, hang thy self: 
For while thou liv'st, the World will be surpriz'd 
To meet a walking Hell epitomiz'd. 

June 9 (Tu.). I hear y* James Tyrell, Esq., died lately. I must* 
inquire farther. He was a good Scholar & well versed in our History, 
but tied to a Party, & writ to serve a turn. His General History of 
England (which is not finished) is done with Industry, but far from being 10 
faithfull. He had no great Judgment, but was to be esteemed for y e 
great Pains he took. I had many Disputes with him about our Affairs, 
& have taken publick Notice, in Leland's Itin. & Coll., of some of his 
Errors, ab* which he writ me a long Letter, which upon account of the 
Times I did not think fit to answer \ 

June 10 (Wed.). M r . Benjamin Lane, Citizen & Goldsmith of 
London, had a fine Collection of Medals, Prints, & Drawings. They were 
exposed to Sale in London in December, 1718. The Coyns & Medals 
were Greek, Roman, and English, & were of Gold, Silver, & Copper. 
There were also amongst them a Parcel of Lead Heads, Tin-Almanacks, 30 
China-Figures, &c. There were a great many Prints, & by the best 
Hands ; as also some fine Drawings. 

June 11 (Th.). M r . Baker of Cambridge writes me word, in a Letter 
of May 9 th last, that they have, amongst the BP of Ely's Books, that 
printed at Oxford an. MCCCCLXVIII, so much taken notice of in the History 
of printing, with this Inscription at the End of the Book: Explicit 
Expositio Sancti Jeronimi in simbolo Apostolorum ad Papam Laurencium, 
Impressa Oxonie et finita Anno Domini MCQCCLXVIII, xvii die Decembris. 
After wch Mr. Baker adds : 

' You know, S r , there are more mistakes or Inconsistencies then one in both 30 
M r . Atkins' & M r . Wood's accounts of printing there, w ch makes me suspect a 
mistake in the Date ; & that which adds to my suspicions is, that the Book is 
printed with Signatures, wanting in Editions of that age, & in the first Book 
printed by Caxton, an. 1474, whome an Author that you value (M r . Leland) 
styles Prototypographus Angliae. I have examin'd most of the old Editions 
either in the BP of Ely's Library or in our own, & have not yet met with any 
printed with signatures before the year 1474, & only one in that, printed 
at Venice by Jo. de Colonia, & the next at Colen, an. 1475, w ch makes 
me suspect the Invention came from thence, for, had it been known here so 
early, it would probably have been follow'd by Caxton. I only give you my 40 
suspicions, & leave it to you to examine it more nicely, if you think it worth 
the while.' 

June 12 (Fri.). One Lodge, Bach, of Arts of Oriel Coll., having 
been denied his Degree of Master of Arts 3 times, the reason was given 

June 12, 1719. H. to [T. Baker] (Rawl. 23. 173). Hopes Mr. Prynne's 
papers will be of good service. Entirely agrees with T. B. that a proper use 
ought to be made of the English prints among the Bishop of Ely's books. Thanks 

1 [See Vol. iii, pp. 17-19.] 
C 2 


in Congregation last Wednesday & approv'd of, viz. that he should speak 
words to insinuate that one Coningsby was Author of the Verses inserted 
above about Leeves, & that whoever said that Leeves had promis'd 
Girdler, was a Rascal and a villain. He is put back a Year. 

Just come out, The Validity of Episcopal Ordination, and Invalidity of 
any other, consider' d in three Letters between a Presbyter of the Church 
of England and a Dissenting Teacher; Oxon., at the Th., 1719, 8. 
(The Letters between Mr. Asher Humphreys, the Dissenter, & T. Ains- 

10 Practical Discourses on ye Offices of Baptism, Confirmation, & 
Matrimony, as prescrib'd in the Liturgy of the Church of England, usefull 
for all Families : vol. the vi*h, hi three parts. By D r . Hole of Ex. Coll., 
Oxon., at Lichf. Press, 1719, 8. 

June 13 (Sat.). I am told James Tyrrell, Esq., died at Derby 1 , on 
Sund., June 7 th , & that he was buried last Night in Okely Church, near 
Brill in Bucks. 

June 14 (Sun.). C Qui virginem non duxit uxorem ad sacros ordines 
non accedat, in the Kubrick of a printed Fragm* given me by Thomas 
Rawlinson, Esq. 

20 June 15 (Mon.). M r . Whiston took many of his odd Businesses from 
W m Prynne's Short, Sober, Pacific Examination of some Exuberances in, 
and Ceremonial Appurtenances to the Common Prayer, &c. ; Lond., pr. 
1661, 4. 

for offer to help H. in such an undertaking, but believes he would meet with 
very great opposition. Has seen two copies of the book printed at Oxford, 
1468, one in the Bodleian Library, the other at the Schools Tower. There 
are MS. notes concerning printing in both of them. Is convinced there is no 
error in the date. ' Tho' we had Printing from beyond Sea, yet, perhaps, the 
way of marking with Signatures might begin at Oxford.' Agas's Map of Oxford 
and Hamond's Map of Cambridge the latter much damaged and illegible in 
parts are now hanging in the Ashmolean Museum. Another copy of Agas's 
is in the possession of Dr. Brathwaite, Warden of Winchester. Saw lately 
a gentleman who greatly admired King's College Chapel, and wondered there 
was no account of the architect. [See Diary, p. 14.] No one is so likely to 
know as T. B. 

June 15, 1719. H. to T. Rawlinson (Rawl. 34. 49). Hearty thanks 
for the cuts of Richard II and the font at St. James' : much pleased with the 
former. Obliged to Mr. Deacon for his ' little Piece.' Among other things 
T. R. has given him, finds a book of Prynne's, from which * Whiston hath 
stolen plaguily.' [See Diary, above.] ' I am oblig'd to our great Friend, 
D r . Mead, for the Brazen Cardinall's Capps that came off his Bible, pr. by 
Faustus, A 1462.' Looks upon that Bible as one of the greatest curiosities in 
England : it is the oldest book he has seen printed with a date. Are there any 
signatures to it ? ' Pray, w* is the meaning of the Account of a Scuffle between 
D r . Mead & D r . Woodward y* is mentioned in y e News-Papers ? ' Hopes 
T. R.'s brother is by this time safe in France. ' I writ to him about his 
Design of taking a D r .' 8 Degree several times, & I told him w* some said, at 
w ch he seem'd peevish.' Will soon begin the index to Neubrigensis. Wants 
Dr. Mead's opinion as to whether Fordun should be in folio or octavo. 

1 [According to the Dictionary of National Biography he died at Shotover.] 

June 12-19.] VOLUME LXXXIII, PAGES 51-59 21 

June 16 (Tu.). Yesterday, in the Afternoon, being at Rewly, I met 
with an old Man, with whom I had some Discourse about this Place. 
He told me that it had been sold many times, that no body thriv'd in it, 
that it is about an 100 libs, per an., that one Home, Minister of Nettlebed 
in Oxfordshire, lately sold it to his Brother, M r . Home of Watlington, 
who, after a little while keeping it, sold it to some body else, and that 
now it is in possession of one M r . Bourne, who lives in S*. Thomas's 
Parish, Oxon., in a House near Rewly, & was some Years since a Brewer, 
but that this Bourne, who exspected to be a great Gainer by it, declines 
continually, & would fain sell it again, if he could. 10 

June 17 (Wed.). M r . Dodwell did mightily commend M r . Baxter's 
Saints' Everlasting Rest as a very good Thing, & said that it used to be 
their Sundaie's Book. 

June 18 (Th.). Yesterday, in the Afternoon, I was about two Hours 
with one Mr. Coffin, a Roman Catholick, and one of Sir Rob* Throck- 
morton's Stewards. M r . Coffin is an honest, ingenious Man, & was 
5 years at Doway. He tells me Sir Robert hath a good Library at his 
Seat at Weston in Bucks., & that he is a great Lover of our English 
History and Antiquities. M r . Coffin (as himself told me) is descended in 
a direct Line from Nicholas Wadham, Founder of Wadham-College. At 20 
Weston is a Table containing an exact Pedigree of Throckmorton. 
Bucklands in Berks., one of the other Seats of Sir Rob*, is an admirable 
pleasant place for its Situation. M r . Coffin is also Steward to my Friend, 
M r . Eyston of East-Hendred, Berks., and he saith he hath digested all 
M r . Eyston's papers (w oh are many) relating to his Estate. 

My Couzin, Samuel Edwards, is dead since I was in Berkshire last 
Easter. I saw him then at his Brother, M r . Stephen Edwards's of White 
Waltham. This M r . Sam. Edwards was a Parishioner of Laurence 
Waltham in that County. He was an ingenious Man. He was old, but 
not so old as his Brother Stephen, who is fourscore. He was buried the 30 
1 5*1* of May last. So in a Letter I rec d from White- Waltham, dated 
June 7 th last, in which was a Note also signifying that M r . Cook has 
taken the height of the Steeple of Shottesbrooke, and it is 149^ foot to the 
Top of the Weather Cock from the Ground ; the Height of the Battle- 
ments from the Ground, 62 Foot. The note signed, Simon Gregory. 
(This agrees with the common Account of some that it is 50 yards high.) 

June 19 (Fri.), I was told Yesterday that Aaron Baker was the 
Man that put 50 Guineas into M r . Leaves's Hands to vote against 
M r . Girdler. This Aaron Baker is the Person whom Baron employ'd for 
Proctor in the wicked Prosecution against me. 4 

Tho' M r . Trepsack above mentioned was denied, on May i i th last, 
the Degree of Bach, of Law, yet he had it given him this Day, in a Con- 
vocation at 2 Clock, he having done his Exercise, & great Interest being 
made for him, particularly by the Chancellor & others, the Interest of the 

June 18, 1719. E. Mead to H. (Rawl. 8. 47). Mr. Bridges, R. M.'s 
brother, and Mr. Rawlinson, are of opinion that since H.'s other works are all 
in octavo, the Scotichronicon should be so, too.. 


University being alledg'd in the Case. D r . Harrison of All Souls, who is 
a worthy Man, spoke ag* the Thing, but was answered by D r . Smalridge, 
BP of Bristol. After wc Q , one Sandford, M.A. of Balliol, made another 
Speech ag fc it. However, all was carry'd in Favour of Trepsack. I wish 
this may not tend to the Disgrace & Damage of the University. 

At the same time a Letter was read y* M r . Richard Rawlinson, who 
is just got into France, and in the Year 1713 went out Master of Arts as 
Grand Compounder, might commute his Master's Degree for that of 
Bach, of Law, & have the Degree of D r . of Law by Diploma, he laying 
10 down a pecuniary Caution for performing Exercise, & paying the Fees 
as Grand Compounder. This was granted, but with opposition. 

June 20 (Sat.), Yesterday died D*. Thomas Goodwin, Fellow of 
Magd. Coll., & Minister of Launton, near Bisseter in Oxfordshire. 

June 21 (Sun.). It is very remarkable that all the Whiggs voted for 
M r . Trepsack to have the Degree of B. of L. 

I am told D r . Musgrave of Exeter is a very great Whigg, of no 
Religion, and a meer Sot. He had once great Business as a Physician, 
but it is dwindled. 

[Extracts from A Discourse concerning Puritans, 1641, and John Darrell's Survey 
20 of certaine Dialogical Discourses, &c., 1602, omitted. Some inscriptions in the 
church of Passenham (see Bridges' History of Northamptonshire, i. 304-308) are 
also omitted here.] 

June 22 (Mon.). On Saturday, June 13**, the Lady Wheat, Wife of 
Sir Thomas Wheat, Member of Parl. for Woodstock in Oxfordshire, died 
of a violent Fever, in Bloomsbury-Square, & was carried out of London 
this day in order to be buried in Oxfordshire. 

June 20, 1719. J. Anstis to H. (Rawl. i. 78). Calverley and Calvert 
certainly two distinct families, with distinct arms. The former is of Cheshire 
or Yorkshire. H. is at liberty to print Thorn or anything else J. A. sends. If 
acceptable, will send an English Historical Poem, damaged by damp, for H. 
to decipher. 

June 20, 1719. E. Arblaster to H. (Rawl. 1. 123). More about Etocetum. 
Has picked up more coins there, but does not know of what emperors 
they are. Much painted glass found where the church is said to have stood. 
Account of other places he has visited. Is diligently looking for antiquities 
relating to Burton Abbey. ' I could enlarge Wonderfully de re antiquarii, 
but must refer you to my thin volume. I have lately had the misfortune 
to receive some of the foam and Slobber of A Mad-Dog upon my hand, which 
immediately occasion'd me A long journey to A Place called Parke-gate, to be 
dipped in the Salt Water. It lies 7 or 8 miles beyond Chester, and 50 ancient 
ones from Longdon.' Mr. Bromley has gone to Bagifiton and Durham. Does 
the small-pox still continue? If not, will soon be with H. at Antiquity Hall. 
Mr. Horton is absent on the same account and will return with E. A. 

June 20, 1719. J, Bridges to H. (Raw}. 3. 56). Received letter and 
inventory. Hopes to salute H. in person on Friday next. Encloses a specimen 
of Sliford's Survey of Passenham, co. Northants. ' I depend so much upon y r 
judgement y* I much desire to talk w th you abo* his fitness for y e work 
I intend to employ him in ; w ch is y e reason of my sending this.' Mr. Anstis 
is hindered by a Chancery cause from coming to Oxford. Mr. Palmer will 
be there on Tuesday or Wednesday to place his brother at the University. 

June 19-26.] VOLUME LXXXIII, PAGES 59-70 23 

June 23 (Tu.). Yesterday, in the Afternoon, the Rev d M r . John 
Evans shot himself in Wadham College. He was some years agoe Head 
Proctor of y e University, & Fellow of Wadham-College. He had 
a Living, as I am told. He was a great Crony of D r . Dunster's, the late 
Warden, & I hear y fc he was bound for him for 300 libs., & y* he was arrested 
yesterday in y e College, & yt excusing himself from going immediately 
by pretending to step up to fetch something, as soon as he got up he 
shot himself. 

This Day died Mr. W Glyn, only Child of Sir W Glyn of Amersden, 
near Bisseter in Oxfordshire. He died of a Feaver, & was some years 10 
agoe Gent. Commoner of All Souls. 

June 24 (Wed., S. John Bapt.). This day I saw some p* of 
M r . Hall of Queen's Ed. of Trivet, a poor performance, I think, matters 
being not certainly exactly transcrib'd, & his Observations being but 
mean. He advertiseth yt he was not Author of the Description of 
Cumberland in y Britannia antiqua & nova. He certainly compiled 
w* is done of y* poor work, tho' Materials were sent to him. 

June 25 (Thu). I am well inform'd that 'tis of great Consequence to 
Travellers beyond Sea, if it appears that they are D. 

Mr. Eyston of East Hendred being in Town with his two Brothers, 20 
they all complain of the Blunders in the Book call'd Ashmole's Antiquities 
of Berkshire, & observe y fc 'twas done in a great hurry. The Chapell of 
S*. Amand & S*. John Baptist, adjoyning to M r . Eyston's House, is very 
old. M r . Eyston can trace it in his writings to about 400 years, at least ; 
& one of his Brothers thinks y e House as old. 

June 20 (Fri.) k This Day I was with M r . Eyston (and his two 
Brothers, Robert and John) at New College, on purpose to see Nich. 
Harpesfield's Treatise in MS. about the Divorce, w ch we got a sight 
of by the Favour of Mr. Pyle, LL.B. & Fellow of the College, and Vicar 
of Steventon in Berks. It is thus intitled : A Treatise of Doctor Nicholas 3 
Harpsfields concerninge Marriage, occasioned by the pretended Divorce 
between King Henry the Eight and Queen Catherine. The Epistle to the 
gentle Reader begins thus, // is an old and 1 true suing* (gentle Reader) 
that, &c. Mr. Wood (Ath. Oxon., Vol. i> col. 172) takes notice of this 
Book, & of the Beginning of it, but without saying anything about the 

June 24, 1719. Eichard Graves to H. (Rawl. 6. 123). Has heard 
of Mr. Seal's death, and asks H. to inquire what has become of some MS. 
sheets and money R. G. sent him three months ago. Will take care to make 
some return and to pay all expenses. [PS.] Hopes Neubrigensis is nearly 
finished. [Notes by Hearne : Books and papers safe in Mrs. Cox's hands. 
Wrote to Mr. Graves on July 5. Delivered money to him in Oxford on 
July 27.] 

[c. June 26, 1719.] Charles Eyston, Robert Eyston, John Eyston, to 
H. (Diaries, 83. i). ' The Apprehension of a Storme and the Comeing to late 

1 This and is writ above the Line in a different Hand. 

4 It was first writ said sawe for saing, but corrected by the same Hand that writ the 
and above the Line. 


said two Corrections by another Hand. He also observes that at the 
End of the MS. is this note : This copy was taken from the original, which 
was found by M r . Topcliff in the house of William, sometimes servant to the 
said D r . Harpesfield, who confessed that two lines of the said original 
were of his said Master's own hand writing. I saw this Note at y e End, 
but then for two lines 'tis two leaves in MS. Yet M r . Eyston saith that 
in his Copie, w ch he looks upon as authentick as this in New Coll., it is 
two lines. There is abundance of secret History in this Book. I 
remember y e Author remarks y* Hen. VIII was married to Ann Bullen 
10 before Day, & y* the Divorce was not published as it should have been. 
M r . Eyston said y e Author was hang'd for this Book. M*. Wood saith 
no such thing. 

June 27 (Sat.). Complaint being made above of the Sermon 
preached at S*. Marie's on the 29 th May by M r . Warton of Magd. Coll., 
a Messenger came down last Night to urge the V. Chanc. to proceed ag fc 
him. Accordingly, this Day, in the Afternoon, was a Meeting, in the 
Delegates' Room at the Printing House, of the V. Chanc. & six Doctors 
ab* y e Matter. Warton's Sermon was demanded, but he denyed that he 
had it, and took an oath y* it was purloyn'd or stole from him. Who 
20 gave him such Advice I know not. But 'tis certain I little exspected 
that he would thus prevaricate. He ought by statute to have delivered 
a true copy, eisdem terminis, of this Sermon, & to have stood to what 
he preached. 

This Morning died Mr. Atkinson, A.B. & Taberder of Queen's Coll., 
of the small Pox. He was buried this Evening, very near 12 Clock, in 
S*. Peter's Church in the East. He bore a good Character. 

June 28 (Sun.), M r . Joseph Addison the Poet dying lately, on 
Friday last (June 26) his Corpse lay in State in Jerusalem Chamber, and 
at Night was interred in Westminster-Abbey. 

30 June 29 (Mon.). On Saturday last dyed in the Evening, ab* 9 Clock, 
D r . Fitzherbert Adams, Rector of Lincoln-College and Prebendary of 
Durham. He died of the Gout in the Stomach. 

Yesterday died M r . Thomas Juggins, Head Cook of X* Church, 
& a noted Cook in Oxford. He was a very honest Man. 

M r . John Bridges being in Town, he tells me that Boston of Bury, 
whence D r . Tanner took his Transcript, is now in the Hands of M r . John 

June 30 (Tu.). Yesterday Morning was another Meeting about 

M r . Warton. What the Result was I know not yet. The six D M . of 

40 Div., besides the V. Chanc., were D r . Burton, Canon of X* Ch., D r . Matthew 

to dinner to S r John Curson's, hath made us three B re resolve to dine at 
the Mitre ; and wee should take it as an Addition to our Obligations to you in 
case you would take part of a dish of Mackerelle w th us.' [Note by Hearne : 
' Every Brother subscrib'd his own Name.'] 

June 3O, 1719. H. to T. Rawlinson (Rawl. 34. 50). Received box 
of books with hearty thanks. ' I am glad the Editor of Leland de Scriptoribus 
is lash'd in the Antiquities of Surrey. It is a just remark. Yet, perhaps, 
some People will not believe it. And yet, that the charge is true, is certain 

June 26-July 3.] VOLUME LXXXIII, PAGES 70-79 25 

Hole, Rector of Exeter Coll., Dr. Baron, Master of Balliol-Coll, Dr. Key- 
wood of S fc . John's, D r . Dobson, Presid fc of Trinity-Coll., & D r . Fayrer 
of Magd. Coll. 

July 1 (Wed.). I hear since that y e Result of the said Meeting on 
Monday was about M r . Warton's Answer to the Charge against him. 
The Charge was that his Sermon tended to raise Sedition, &, by a com- 
parison with Oliver Cromwell, to blacken all the Actions of K. George 
since his Governm*. M r . Warton deny'd this. But we shall see in 
a little time whether or no this will satisfy, since he most certainly should 
have delivered his Sermon, when the V. Chancellour demanded it. But 10 
they say he acts as D r . Hart did formerly in Q. Anne's time. 

M r . Bridges hath got one Tilleman to Oxford, who is a Drawer. 
Yesterday he took the West and East sides of the Remains of Osney, the 
South & N. sides of the Remains of Rewley Abbey, & a Draught of the 
Great & Little Gateways, as we enter on the South into Rewley Abbey. 
Afterw da we went by Boat to Godstowe, & there he took the West side of 
the Ruins of the Nunnery, & the South side of the Oratory or Chapell 
there. But w* he did of Godstowe is nothing near so considerable as 
a Draught I had taken before, tho' I said nothing ab* it to him. As we 
came back by water, between Godstowe & Medley, he took, as he sate in 20 
the Boat, a Prospect of Oxford. 

Last Night, between 8 & 9 Clock, the Rector of Lincoln, D r . Adams, 
was buried in All Hallows Church, Oxon., & about y e same time, M r . 
Juggins at S fc . Marie's, M r . Juggins's Son, a young Lad, hath got his 
Father's Place at X 4 Church. 

July 2 (Th.), Tuesday Night D r . Betsworth, agent for the ArchbP 
of Canterbury, came to All-Souls (a Visitation being resolv'd upon of y fc 
College) and opened his Commission, and Yesterday he delivered in to 
each Fellow Interrogatories, w ch they are singly to answer upon Oath, 
in writing, signed with their Names, by w ch they are injoyn'd to tell 30 
w fc Irregularities they know of in the College. 

Yesterday in Congregation M r . Trepsack was the 2 d time (he having 
been deny'd once before) deny'd his Degree of LL.B., notwithstanding 
the Chancellor's Letter had passed in Convocation. 

July 3 (Fri.), This Day, in the Morning, M r , James Acton call'd 
upon me about 7 Clock, & shew'd me the Interrogatories put to them (he 
being one of the Fellows) by the Visitor. He said they were the Substance 
of all their Statutes. There was nothing in them about Marriage. He 
wanted to see Q. Eliz.' 8 Order ag* Heads & Fellows marrying. This 
I shew'd him printed by me in T. Livius Foro-Jul. He wanted to borrow 40 
my Copy. But I did not lend it, but told him of two Persons that had 

Demonstration. I am afraid if Trivet were examin'd, as gross, if not grosser, 
Mistakes would be met with.' Did not hear Mr. Warton's sermon on 
May 29. Account of the proceedings against him. ' Some say y* he should 
insinuate, among other Things, in his sermon, y* those y* have taken Oaths to 
K. G. are not obliged to keep them.' [PS.] Mr. Eyston was in town last 


Copies in Oxford, who, he said, would lend them him. He ask'd me 
if I could be in the way to-day, suppose the Visitor should send for me. 
I told him I had nothing to do with their Visitation, but I hoped they 
would out the Warden, there being as much reason for Fellows marrying 
as the Warden. 

July 4 (Sat.). Since M*. Acton was with me, I am told that the 
Fellows of the College had given in their Answers on Thursd. last, & that 
D r . Betsworth, the ArchbP' 8 Agent, had methodiz'd particulars & sent 
them to the ArchbP. 

10 July 5 (Sun.). On Friday Night last was a terrible Lightning for 
many Hours, but at a Distance, & we heard no Thunder at Oxford. 
But last Night and this Morning, for many Hours, we had terrible 
Thunder and Lightning, particularly from i Clock 'till after 5 this 
Morning, accompanied with a great deal of Rain & Hail. One Clap 
of Thunder was so very extraordinary that I do not remember to have 
heard any Thing like it. Friday and yesterday were prodigiously hot. 

July 6 (Mon.). Yesterday M r . Acton of All Souls told me y fc there 

is to be a private Inquiry to-day before y e Visitor, D r . Belts [sic], & that 

the Answers are not sent to the ArchbP, as was given out, that their 

ao Warden is in a peck of Troubles, particularly upon account of his Negative 

being ab*> to be call'd again in Question. 

July 7 (Tu.). Yesterday Dr. Pearce Dod of All-Souls told me y* 
their Visitor is gone for Lambeth, having admonished 3 to go into Orders 
by such a Day in October, otherwise their Fellowships will be vacant, 
& that the Warden's Negative will be strictly examin'd into. I always 
thought that the Warden had a negative, & that otherwise there could be 
no Devolution. But the D r . said otherwise, & y fc the Negative lay in 
9 Fellows. 

Yesterday D r . Foulkes told me y* Sir Thomas Sebright hath got 
30 Durandus De Ritibus Ecclesiae, printed a 1459, upon vellam, I think, 
& y* it is worth a 100 libs. 

July 6, 1719. C. Eyston to H. (Rawl. 14. 112). ' I here send you the 
Character that Pitts gives of Newbrigensis. ... It is so ill written that I am 
affrayd you will be scarce able to read it, for, ever since I saw you, my hand 
doth so shake that I can scarce hold my pen. 3 Has examined his copy of 
Harpesfield's MS., and is satisfied there is no material difference between 
it and the copy at New College. Asks H. not to compliment, but to correct 
the little treatise on Glastonbury. Hearty thanks from himself and brothers 
for H.'s company at Oxford. When Mr. Fletcher meets with Anglia Sacra, 
let him send it over. 

July 7,1719. B. Mead to H. (RawL 8. 48). 'Our Friend, M r . Tho. 
Ravvlinson, about a week since, shew'd Me a Letter from You, in which, 
mentioning your going upon Fluddon's [jic] Scoti-Chronicon, you take notice 
that it will make about 5 Vol. in octavo. I presently reflected that this Work 
would be too big. I discours'd M r . Rawlinson and my Bro. Sam. about it. 
We are all of the same mind, that You will never be able to get Subscriptions 
for it to any considerable Number, and that it will be very much to your pre- 
judice hereafter, as well as a great loss now, if those Subscribers, who now 

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July 8 (Wed.). D r . Foulkes also told me yt he was assured that the 
Athense Oxon. were either now printing or ab fc to be printed at London 
again, with Additions, & y fc D r . Tanner had declared that he had 
surrendered up M r . Wood's Papers to another, but y* he had no hand in 
the Edition it self. If so, this is base in the D r ., who hath betrayed his 
Trust, when he promised to print the Papers faithfully himself, & to 
perfect & compleat them. But he is a Whig, & is therefore afraid he 
shall disoblige the Party. 

M r . Trepsack was deny'd his Degree a 3 d time, but no reason being 
given in upon Oath, he was presented on Saturday last. 10 

July 9 (Th.). This Morning, at six Clock, a Shoemaker, who about 
a Year since work'd in Oxford, & was now coming for Oxford again, put 
out his own Eyes on Botley Causey, & is now in a miserable Condition. 
When he is ask d ab* it, he says 'twas the Devil. 

July 10 (Fri.). Yesterday M r . W m Worth, Archdeacon of Worcester, 
was presented to the Degree of D r . of Div. as a Member of All Souls 
Coll., of w ch he was formerly Fellow. He is very rich, & is married to 
a good Fortune. 

July 11 (Sat.). This Day Mr. Thomas Girdler, Fellow of Wadham- 
College, was presented to the Degree of D r . of Div. His Scios were 20 
Dr. De Laune, Presidt of S*. John's, Dr. Stratford, Canon of X* Church, 
and Dr. Baker, Warden of Wadham-Coll. 

July 12 (Sun.). Dr. Foulkes lately told me that Sir Thomas 
Sebright hath got a MSS. written by Father Campian the Jesuit's own 
Hand, but that they are chiefly Theological Matters. 

July 13 (Mon.). The Spaniards have plaguily beat y e Germans in 

A Hymn to the Victory in Scotland: a Paper so called gives great 
Offence, & many Hawkers are taken up for crying it about. 

make a handsome list, should go off from You, being disgusted at too great 
a Work.' Hopes H. will be able to think of some other work more profitable 
to himself and as acceptable to the public. 

July 9, 1719. H. to [E. Mead] (Rough draft, Rawl. 28. 87). Fordun's 
Scotichronicon is a work he has been thinking of some time : does not know 
how in honour to lay it aside. Does not doubt it will make a good thing, 
though there may not be so many subscribers as for a smaller undertaking. 
The Spanish Affair being laid by, does not know of a better thing to publish 
than a work containing the history of the two kingdoms. Would rather leave 
it to his friends to choose. Is fully sensible that R. M. has his interest at 
heart : his directions and advice have great influence on H. 

July 9, 1719. J. Anstis to H. (Rawl. i. 79). ' I suppose our friend, 
M r . Bridges, hath lately been at Oxford, and if you haue gotten the favour of 
him to let one of his Clerks to transcribe the Excerpta out of the Scoti- 
chronicon, the Book shall be at any time delivered for that purpose.' Has 
found the time of the marriage of Count St. Paul. Asks H. to look up some 
references at the Ashmolean Museum. If Ashmole's collections relating 
to the Lives of the Knights are considerable, will find time to come and 
peruse them. [Note by Hearne : ' M r . W[hiteside] will write himself.'] 


July 14 (Tu.). On Sunday, y e 5 fc h instant, M r . Yates, formerly 
a Haberdasher of small Wares in Buckles-bury, and reckoned the most 
famous Fox-Hunter in the Kingdom, died at Hackney in the io7 fch Year 
of his Age. 

July 15 (Wed.). This Day, in the Afternoon, M r . Piesley the Book- 
seller shew'd me his Writing, being a Copy, in w ch mention is made of 
Clifton, w ch now belongs to him. It is a long Thing. I put down these 
Particulars from it, viz. 620 libs. i8s. 4d. were p d to K. Henry the 8 th 
by John Pollard, Esq., and George Ryther of Lincolne's Inn, Lond., 

10 Gent., for Clifton and Birdecourt (now called Burcot), w ch belong'd before 
to Osney Abbey, for two Water Mills called Bent Mill and Myllford 
Mill in Mereden in Com. Salop (which had belong'd to the Priory of 
Haghmond in that County), for Wormall in Com. Buck., for 4 virgat. 
terrae in Ickford in Com. Buck., for one Messuage & divers Lands in 
Thorneley in Com. Oxon., for the Rectory of Brill, & for tenements there, 
in Com. Oxon., for Bolshipton in Com. Oxon., & for duas alleas (those 
are the Words) between Bolshipton & the Church of S*. Clement's in 
Com. Oxon., & for some other Things near S'. Clement's ; for Sheynton 
in Com. Leyc., w cl1 belong'd to Ulvescroft in that County ; besides other 

20 things. This is a good Bargain, had it not been sa[c]rilege as well in 
the King as Purchasers. The clear Yearly Value at y* time of Clifton 
& Birdecourte, 8 libs. 6s. 8d. The clear Yearly Value of the Mills 
beforementioned, 405. The clear Yearly Value of w* belong'd to 
Olvescroft, 3 libs. 8s. The Quit Rent to the King (H. 8), mentioned in 
the Paper, 75. 4d. The Quit Rent to the King, of Birdecourt, gs. 4d. 
The yearly Quit Rent to the King for Bolshipton, 143. Five libs, six 
shillings 8d. allow'd to the Curate of Clifton per an., by virtue of this 
Grant or sale, w ch is the Sum p d lately (tho' a little more is p d now) : 
the Question is, whether more ought not to be paid. Certainly there 

30 should be, in Proportion to the Rents. If the Impropriator will not 
allow more, then he should not have more Rents than in those times. 
Seven Shillings seven Pence ob. q, (mentioned in the Writing) to the 
Archdeacon of Bucks, for Synodals for Wormall. 

The Judges came to Oxford to-Night, viz. Sir Peter King and Judge 

July 16 (Th.). Last Night, and two or three Nights before, I was 
with D r . Girdler of Wadham College. Much Discourse, upon occasion, 
was about Leeves. It is agreed y* he is a most vile Rascal. D r . Girdler 
had all along been his very great Friend, brought him in Fellow, kept 

[c. July 15, 1719.] T. Baker to H. (Rawl. 23. 159). Did not expect 
Mr. Prynne's papers would be of much use. Mentions the scarcity of his 
works. [See Diary, p. 41.] Thanks for notices of Agas's and Hamond's 
maps : sorry the latter is so much damaged ; hoped to supply an inscription 
from it which is illegible in his own copy. Mr. Cloos supposed to be architect of 
King's College Chapel. [See Diary, p. 41.] The Bishop of Ely's MSS. are 
not yet opened, and his printed books are still locked up, but can probably get 
access to them, if of service to H. [PS.] ' I congratulate you upon the Inven- 
tion of Signatures at Oxford.' [For rest of letter see Diary, p. 42.] 

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him in his Fellowship when Dunster and others were for putting him by 
when his Probationship was expired, spent a great deal of Money for 
him, & did many other Things for him, so y* he might reasonably 
have exspected a gratefull return, if not by voting for him for 
Warden (as he had promised to do, & indeed, ought to have done), yet 
by doing service to the D r .' s Pupils, whereas he hath done y e quite 
contrary, & will be despis'd by both sides in a little time, however the 
Whiggs may caress him at present. 

July 17 (Fri.). On Wednesday last the V. Chancellor made D*. 
Sands of Wadham College, an honest Gent., Botanick Professor & Keeper I0 
of y e Physick Garden, in room of M r . Jacob Bobart, who is incapable, 
by reason of his Age and Infirmities, of doing the Duty now, & hath 
therefore quitted the Place. 

July 18 (Sat.). The Assize Sermon was preached at Oxford last 
Thursday Morning by D r . Dan. Stacy, Fellow of Magd. Coll., w ch was 
a strange one, & not to the purpose. This D r . Stacy sometimes preaches 
Sermons w th out any Divinity in them. His Father was a Tanner in 
Oxford. Before I came to Oxford, he was Repeater of y e Easter 
Sermons, & came off well. 

Out of a Letter I rec d from M r . Richard Furney of Gloucester, A.M., 20 
dated June 4 th , 1719 : 

Our Cathedral has lately been robbed, & 'tis thought 'twill amount to 
60 libs, to put the like in place again. We have not yet such good fortune as 
to discover the sacrilegious wretches concern'd in this great piece of villany, 
&, I fear, never shall. 'Tis thought they came into the Church at midnight 
thro' a window, which they broke /or that purpose. I have met with some 
few things relating to Oxford, which, as I know not whether you have ever 
seen them, I thought would not be unacceptable to you. On Wednesday 
after the Nativity of S*. Mary, 1290, Nicholas Aurifaber (Goldsmith) was 
Mayor of Oxford, Th. de Sowy & Richard le Spicer, Bailiffs. Walter was 3 
Archdeacon of Oxinford, when Rob* was BP of Lincoln, & David Archdeacon 
of Buckingham. G. de Lucy was chancellor of the University, & Th. Parson 
of S*. Clement's & Rural Dean of Oxford, when Innocent was Pope & Joceline 
was Sacrist of S*. Peter's in Glouc. (which I take to be about Hen. 3 d ' 8 
or Ed. I time). There was then a dispute between Jeffry, Vicar of Tainton, 
Com. Glouc., & the Abbey of Glouc., & the Agreem* was sealed, Teste 
tota Universitate Oxon., 20 Jan., 1490. An order was sent from Thomas, 
BP of Carlisle, President of the Canons of the order of S*. Augustin in Eng., 
to the Prior of Lanthony by Glouc., commanding him to visit in person the 
Monasteries appointed to him. And that within 15 days after Trinity he 4 

July 18, 1719. R. Graves to H. (Rawl. 6. 124). Much obliged for letter 
of sth instant giving account of Mr. Seal's affairs. Asks H. to take the sheets 
and money into his custody, until he sends Neubrigensis. Wants the latter 
bound in ' white Calf's Skin, with red Leaves, roll'd, not letter'd.' Encloses a 
note of receipt for Mrs. Cox. Wants to know, before Neubrigensis is sent, 
whether H. is publishing anything else. Sends a book, with a broad piece 
enclosed, which he desires H. to accept, as an acknowledgment of the trouble 
he has been put to. If Neubrigensis is in two volumes, would like them 
lettered ; otherwise, not. Respects to Mr. Calvert : his sister and friends are 
well. [Note by Hearne : ' Answered, July 23, 1719.'] 


should be at the Church of S*. Mary of Osnay near Oxford, to reform 
all things which he found there amiss, & to do all things that should come 
under his visitation ; and not to visit there again, unless there should be 
a report of some great crime there committed. 

This Morning D*. John Morley (D.D.) was chosen Rector of Lincoln 
College, in opposition to D r . W m Lupton (D.D.). D r . Morley had nine 
Votes & D r . Lupton only three. D r . Morley is a very honest, worthy 
Man. D*. Lupton is also a worthy Man, but not being near so stanch 
as Morley l . 

10 July 19 (Sun.). Yesterday Mr. Browne Willis was in Oxon. I din'd 
with him at D r . Foulkes's (formerly Governour to S r Tho. Sebright), who 
is also in Town. M r . Willis took occasion to speak much ag* all the 
Books ab* Antiquities printed by Curl, tho' I must needs say y* what 
Mr. Willis hath published himself (unless when others have taken care of 
his Papers) is done rather worse than Curl's Books. I took particular 
care to make his Mitred Abbeys a good thing; whereas, had it been 
printed as sent by him, it had been wretched. M r . Willis read a Letter 
from Roger Gale, Esq., in w cl1 he blames all Curl's Books, & says that 
he and others now are resolved to discontinue them. He also characterizes 

30 Harris's Kent (newly come out) as a very poor Performance. 

July 20 (Mon.). M r . John Lewis, of Covent-Garden, Lond., Book- 
seller, call'd upon me to-day, & staid with me ab* 3 Hours. He is 
a Papist, but an honest, sensible Man. He is a Welchman, & liv'd in 
France 15 Years. He tells me that in Jesus Coll. Library, Oxon., are 
two Copies of Geffry of Mon., both printed at different times at Venice, 
w ch I had never heard of before, thinking that Geffry had been printed 
in Latin only at Paris & Heydelberg. 

July 21 (Tu.). I was this day again many Hours with M r . Lewis. 

I now learn'd from him that he hath been again in Jesus College Library, 

30 and that both the Copies of Geffry of Monm. were printed by Ascensius 

(at Paris) in 4*, the first an. 1508, the latter in 1517. The latter is bound 

July 20, 1719. H. to J. Bridges (Rawl. 39. 98). Thanks for late 
kindnesses in Oxford and for introducing H. to Mr. Master. ' I had much of 
his Company after you went away, and we were merry.' Sorry J. B. was dis- 
appointed as to the extracts. ' I met M r . B. . . . afterwards. He pretended 
to be mighty ill of a sudden in the Library, and that that was the reason 
he staid \v ih you no longer, adding that he went home and kept his Bed 
for some Days.' Has seen Mr. B. since : he says he has got a servitor to write 
for him. Mr. Sliford will do well enough, if his work ' be nicely examined.' 
Gives examples of S.'s inaccuracy. ' I tell you these Things as secrets for 
your own Use.' 

[July 21, 1719.] H. to [T. Rawlinson] (Rough draft, Rawl. no. 66). 
Much to same effect as the following letter. [Hearne writes in this draft 
as if much disappointed at the advice to lay the Scotichronicon aside, and in 
one sentence, which is struck out, he says, ' I am almost of y e Mind hereafter 
to say nothing [of] what I design, unless it be to one or two Friends, 'till I am 

1 Morley proves different since he was Head. May 16, 1725. 

July 18-24.] VOLUME LXXXIII, PAGES 92-97 31 

up with Orosius and other Things. The first mark'd T. 20, the second 
C. 25. 

He told me that he was first some time a servant to K. James II d & to 
K. James III d in France, & that he was in the same Ship with K. James 
the III d when the K. came for Scotland in Q. Anne's time. 

July 22 (Wed.). This Day Died D*. Gardiner Warden of All 
Souls's eldest Daughter, of y e small Pox, being about 6 or 7 Years of 
age, a pretty Child, at w h the Dr.'s Lady takes on mightily. 

July 23 (Th.). M r . Lewis told me y* Mr. Will Baxter's Glossarium, 
now printing, is taken care of by M r . Moses Williams. So I was also 10 
told by D r . Foulkes. It seems Baxter himself is disabled by age. This 
Baxter is a whimsical Man, I do not, therefore, exspect any great 
Matters from him. 

July 24 (Fri.). D r . Keil, Physician at Northampton, dyed ab fc 
a Fortnight since of a Cancer in his Mouth. He was a good Physician, 
and was rich. He was single, having never been married. He hath (as 
I hear) left all to his Brother, John Keil the Mathematician, who hath 
been with his Wife & Child at Northampton for some time. 

just ready.' On second thoughts, he probably considered it advisable to send 
the following letter instead.] 

July 21, 1719. H. to T. Hawlinson (Original, Rawl. 34. 51). Account 
of Dr. Mead's letter of July 7 advising H. to undertake a smaller work than the 
Scotichronicon. ' This puts me to a stand, and I know not what to do. The 
MS. about y e Spanish Journey, you know, must lye dormant for some time. 
I told you who had advis'd me to alter my Design as to that Point, and, at y e 
same time, y e Advice was given the Scotichronicon was judged as much more 
proper. I have had the MS. some time in my hands, & I promis'd M r . Roger 
Gale (to whom it belongs) to undertake it. But now I find I must make an 
excuse as well as I can, tho' how to go about it, I do not very well know. 
I will write to our great Friend, D r . Mead, before I say any thing to M r . Gale, 
& when I have y D r .' B Answer, I will try what encouragement I must 
exspect from M r . Gale.' Has been told, as T. R. has, that he might have 
anything for asking out of the Harleian Library, but could never get a cata- 
logue of the MSS. Will write to Lord Harley to borrow one. Account 
of Mr. Willis's visit on July 18. [See Diary, p. 30.] 'M r . Willis always 
mentions your Brother ... as Curl's Author, or, at least, Assistant. He spoke 
very slightly of Trivet, w cl1 now lyes up and down in our Shops as a poor 
Thing, & cannot imagin that the Publisher should spend 12 Years to no better 
purpose; w ch I took the more notice of because of his Intimacy with the 
Publisher.' More on same subject. [PSJ ' The Picture at y e begining of 
Trivet I look upon to be as like him as y e Picture is of Tom Hickathrift, y* 
is commonly put before y e Romantick History of y* Heroe.' 

July 24, 1719. H. to B. Mead (Rawl. 1 10. 66). Often thinks of R. M.'s 
letter advising him to choose a smaller work than Fordun. Is he still of 
the same mind about not printing the Spanish Journey ? Will not write to 
Mr. Gale until he hears from R. M. The index to Neubrigensis being 
finished, will soon be able to deliver the copies. 

July 24, 1719. J. Bridges to H. (Rawl. 3. 57). Sends particulars of 
some papers in the Ashmolean Library he wants copied : a month's time will 
be soon enough. Hopes Neubrigensis will be ready by then. Of the eight 
Saxon medals or coins he showed H., finds only three in Sir Andrew Foun- 


M r . Lewis assured me y fc my L d Bullingbroke is a great Villain, & y* 
K. James turn'd him out of his Court for being a Spy & betraying his 
Secrets. Indeed, as M r . Lewis said, he went over, by Marlborough's 
Contrivance, purely to be a Spy, & tho' he oppos'd Oxford in England, 
yet it was only out of pretence of being on K. James's side, not out of 
Honesty, Oxford, indeed, being rather of that King's side, w ch is the true 
reason, it may be, why Bullingbroke so much hated him. But these are 
Secrets. 'Tis certain Bullingbroke's Father is great in George's Court, 
w oh , 'tis believ'd, would not be, were his Son for K. James. 

10 July 25 (Sat.). D r . Keil of Northampton, above mentioned, dyed on 
Thursd., July 1 6, 1719, & was buried on Sunday following, being July 19^. 
M r . Acton of All Souls Coll. told me to-night that he shew'd D r . 
Betsworth Q. Eliz.' 8 Order about Heads, &c., of Colleges & Cathedral 
Churches keeping Wives & Children within the Precincts of the same, 
& that the D r . told him it did not reach Colleges of the Universities. 
A strange Interpretation. It is express, & was design'd by the Queen 
for the furtherance of Learning, by obliging the Heads, &c., to be single 
Persons. But whereas now they marry as well in Cathedrals as Colleges, 
& the ArchbP 8 & BP S usually marrying themselves, they are for ever 

20 evading any Thing that makes against this Practise. 

July 26 (Sun.). D r . Gardiner's Child was buried at Cudsden (where 
his Father in Law, Sir Sebastian Smith, hath an Estate) on Friday last. 

Being to-night in Company with D r . King, Secretary to the Earl of Arran, 
among other Discourse, M r . Warton's Sermon was mentioned. The 
D r . observ'd that M r . Warton did right in swearing it was purloyn'd. 
Yet no body doubts but it was done by his own Contrivance, or, at least, 
yt it could not be done without his Consent. And therefore, it is look'd 
upon as Prevarication. The Statute is express y fc he should have 
delivered his Sermon when the V. Chanc. demanded it, & upon his 
30 Pretence of not having it, y e Statute is express again y* he should Answer 
to Interrogatories upon Oath. But it is said that this part of y e Statute 
is not now of Force, by reason ye Oath ex Officio is taken off. 

July 27 (Mon.). Ant. Hall of Queen's hath just published Trivet's 
Annals, in wch there is no great matter shew'd of his own Skill or 
Learning. It answers the Character given of him (upon account of his 
pitifull & faulty Edition of Leland de Scriptoribus) in a Book call'd The 

taine's list, and two of them wrongly represented. Mr. Tillemans is making 
draughts of the Greek statues at Lord Leinster's house at Easton Neston, 
near Towcester. Account of a gold medal found in Thrapston field, near 

July 27, 1719. H. to T. Rawlinson (Rawl. 34. 52). Neubrigensis 
being almost done, will soon be ready to print list of subscribers. If T. R. 
has any more names, wants them at once. Has not Mr. Sotheby's name 
among the subscribers, so supposes he declines. Has not yet written to Ld. 
Harley. Has had the MS. of Fordun, with the continuation, for some time. 
Wants T. R.'s further opinion as to printing it. Some time ago, T. R. 
mentioned some old MS. of English history he had : wishes he could remember 
what it was. 

July 24-31.] VOLUME LXXXIII, PAGES 97-104 33 

Natural History and Antiquities of the County of Surrey, in p. 240 of the 
3 d Vol. of w cl1 we have these words, ' This Place (Occham) is famous 
for the Birth of William Occham, a famous Schoolman, of whom there 
is an Account publish'd in pag. 323 of an Edition of Lelandi Commentar. 
de Scriptoribus Britannicis, ab Antonio Hall, A.M. et Coll. Regin., Oxon., 
Soc., 1709, 8 VO , 2 Vol., a Book full of the grossest Errors, as well as 
large Omissions ; of the Truth of this, any careful Peruser of the Original 
M.S. in the Bodleian Library at Oxford may give himself ample 
Satisfaction.' This Observation is very just. There are strange Blunders 
and Omissions in the Ed. I have noted down some of them in the I0 
Copy I have, & had went through the whole, had not I been most 
wickedly and unjustly ejected the Bodlejan Library, for no other reason 
but my Industry & Honesty, & for the great service I had done in that 

July 28 (Tu.). Last Night M r . Graves of Mickleton in Gloucester- 
shire was with me several Hours. He is an honest Gent., and a good 
Antiquary. He hath collected many Things from MSS., and divers of 
them relate to the Abbey of Eynsham near Oxford. 

M r . Graves hath met with a City call'd Salmonsbury in a MS. in the 
Cotton Library, under Vespas. B. xxiv. There is a place now call'd 20 
Salmonsbury Bank, ab* a mile from Burton on the Water in Glouc.shire. 
There is not so much as a House there now, I think, but it plainly 
appears that there have been large Buildings there. 

July 29 (Wed.). M r . Lewis, when he was lately in Town, told 
me y* he bought Leland's Itinerary, published by me in 9 Vols., 8 VO , for 
seven Guineas, & y* he sold it immediately after for eleven Guineas, 
& y fc , presently after, a Gentleman call'd upon him, and would have given 
fifteen Guineas either for y fc or another set he could help him to, but he 
could not help him to one. 

July 30 (Th.). Yesterday the Hon^e Benedict Leonard Calvert of 3 
X* Ch., Esq., shew'd me a MS. Polychronicon on vellam, that he brought 
over the Day before from the Earl of Lichfield's at Ditchley. It seems 
to be a good one. Ranulph Higden himself comes to 1342, 16 E. 3. 
There is a Continuation to 1400, i H. 4. 

George Henry, Earl of Litchfield, married Frances, Daughter to Sir 
John Hales of Kent, & hath by her two sons, viz. George Henry, Lord 
Quarendon, Edward Henry Lee, second Son. 

July 31 (Fri.). D*. White Kennett, in his Life of M r . Somner (written 
in the declaiming, & not Historical Stile), speaks always very highly in 
Commendation of D r . George Hickes, calling him a great, a wise, & a learned 4 
Man, tho' afterwards, viz. when Kennett struck in with all the rank, 
whiggish, vile Principles, he would give him other Characters. 

July 30, 1719. J. Anstis to H. (Rawl. 19. 50). As soon as he goes 
into town, will have the Historical Poem sent to H. Thanks to Mr. White- 
side. Asks H. to ascertain whether there is a translation of Tully, printed by 
Caxton, 1481, in the Bodleian catalogue. (See Diary, p. 38.] 



Aug. 1 (Sat.). This Day I talk'd at the Ash. Museum with D r . John 
Dod (M.D.), formerly of Brazen Nose Coll., and now lives in the Country. 
He is a worthy, honest Gent. He tells me y* the Ropers of Eltham have 
got a Family piece of the Moors, done by Hans Holbein, wk is worth 
a vast deal of Money. He says a thousand pounds was offered for it, and 
y* he believes 'tis worth 1500 libs. 

He says that some few years agoe the Abbey of Chertsey was re- 
maining, as it were, intire, but y fc the Possessor pull'd it down and built 
a new House. 

10 He spoke much in commendation of my Ed. of Titus Livius Foro- 
Juliensis's Life of Hen. V, & ye Things annex'd. 

Ant. a Wood writ large 'AvaXticra, or Collections, relating to the Life 
of Rob. Grosthead. There are many good Things in them. They are 
now in Muse*o Ashm. Anthony used to take Catalogues of scarce 
Pamphletts and other Books, writ by English Men especially, y* he found 
either in Booksellers' Shops or Gentlemen's Studies, & afterwd 8 he would 
make Indexes to those Collections. There are several Vol 8 . of this Nature 
in Mus. Ashm. 

Aug. 2 (Sun.). Yesterday being the Inauguration day of K. George 
20 (as the D. of Brunswick is call'd), the Sermon at S fc . Marie's was preach'd 
by D r . Heywood of S*. John's College. I have been told it was pretty 

Aug. 4 (Tu.). Being last Night with D r . Girdler of Wadham College, 
and several other honest Gentlemen, as the D r . and I came home, we 
happened to Discourse of M r . Rob fc Doyly, formerly Fellow of Wadham 
College. I observ'd that this Mr. Doylly, when I came first to Oxford, 

Aug. 1, 1719. B. Mead to H. (Rawl. 8. 44). ' The more I think 
of your undertaking Fordun's Scotichronicon, the more I am afraid it will not 
turn to account ; all my Friends are of the same mind here ; and I always 
think it best for You to publish little Pieces, by which you make quicker 
returns of money, and ingage many Subscribers who will be frighted at a great 
work. If You still have a mind to put out Fordun, I think the best way will 
be to go first upon some lesser Work, and, while that is doing, to try what 
Subscriptions Your Friends can procure You for the other.' 

Aug. 3, 1719. H. to B. Gale (Rough draft, Rawl. 28. 88. Copy, Diaries, 
83. 107). Has been advised to print Fordun in octavo instead of folio, but on 
consulting his compositor, finds that it will make about five volumes. Several 
friends in London think he will not be able to get subscriptions for such 
a large work. Wants to know R. G.'s sentiments about it, and what prospect 
of encouragement he thinks there may be. 

Aug. 3, 1719. H. to K. Mead (Rawl. no. 66 1>). Has written to 
Mr. Gale about Fordun. ' I was always of opinion y* little Pieces would be 
more proper than large ones for a Person in my Circumstances. But then, 
some here say, Why do not you go upon some great Work, w ch will be more 
likely to engage Subscribers than little Things, w ch , indeed, should not be 
done by Subscription, it being the original Design of Subscriptions to promote 
Books of a great Bulk, w ch cannot be printed otherwise ? But, notwith- 
standing all this, I am inclin'd to small things rather, tho' I shall be very 
willing to enter upon larger Tasks, such as Fordun, if I may promise my self 
EncouragemV Has been thinking of printing no more than 200 copies of any 
books whatsoever, but will follow the direction of friends. 

Aug. 1-6.] VOLUME LXXXIII, PAGES 104-113 35 

brought a Visitation upon the College, the Visitor, D r . Kidder, at that 
time BP of Bath and Wells, coming to Oxford in Person himself. New 
Statutes were drawn up by M r . Doylly, w ct Statutes 1 told D r . Girdler 
I had seen. Says the D r ., this M r . Doylly is a most excellent Scholar, 
& the Statutes (as you call them) are done in pure Ciceronian Latin. 
I defie Tully himself, if he were living, to do them better ; but then, the 
D r . observ'd that M r . Doilly is something whimsical. It must now be 
observ'd that the said new Statutes were fairly written over in a Vellam 
Book by my Self, and this was the Book that was design'd for the 
Original Book, had the Statutes prov'd of Validity, as they did not, the 10 
then Warden, D r . Dunster (against whom the Visitation was chiefly 
intended), finding out a Clause y fc new Statutes could not be brought upon 
the College w th out Consent of y e Warden. 

Aug. 5 (Wed.). On Monday Morning last (Aug. 3 d ) died the 
Rev d M r . Thomas Norgrove, B.D. and Rector of Warborough, near 
Dorchester in Oxfordshire. He was formerly Fellow of Corpus X** Coll. 
He became Rector of Warborough upon the Resignation of M r . Stephen 
Hurman, Fellow of Corpus, who was complain'd of by many of the 
Parishioners (of which many are there Dissenters) as a person of too 
low a Voice, which causing trouble to M r . Hurman, he quitted it before ao 
his Year of Grace was expired, and so came to the College again, where 
he was elected President, as I have formerly observed, upon the Death 
of D r . Bazil Kennett, but immediately resign'd. Tis thought by many 
that the Complaints were made by the Parishioners of Warborough at 
the Instigation of M r . Norgrove, who, many Years before he died, was 
an helpless man, being struck with a Palsy, and his Understanding almost 
quite gone. This M r . Norgrove was look'd upon as a good Scholar in 
the Scholastic Authors, but he was strangely muddy headed. 

Aug. 6 (Th.). This Morning, about i Clock, a Fire broke out at 
Magdalen College in the Demies' Common Room (behind the Hall) 30 
over the Buttery, and burnt that and an adjoyning Chamber, and did 
some other Damage. But the Wind being North, & there being good 
Assistance, tho' 'twas a pretty while before the Engines could be got 

Aug. 5, 1719. H. to J. Bridges (Rawl. no. 65). Is sending by carrier 
the things J. B. desires from the Museum. Transcribed them from his own 
collections, and finds they agree with the MSS. in the Museum. Neubrigensis 
is almost done, but it will be some time before the copies will be ready to be 
dispersed. 'Your Coyn of Valentinian with DN VALENTINIANVS PF AVG 
is valuable on account of y e Metall. I do not doubt but it is already noted by 
Medallists ; tho' I am not furnished with Books to point out y e Places. ANT 
must signify, I suppose, the name of y e Place where struck, viz. Antioch, and 
A must be y e Mark for y e Monetarius, tho' had it been on either side of the 
Head of the Emperor, it would have stood for the Year of his Reign, namely, 
the first year, & would therefore have been y e same with y e Greek a. I thank 
you for your late Civilities in Oxford, & for bringing me acquainted with 
M r . Master, a worthy Man. We were merry after you left us.' [PS.] ' I am 
glad y e Draughts of y e old Statues in y e L d Lemster's Gardens are taking 
by M r . Tillemans. The Things he took here were nothing difficult, & 
therefore his Skill could not be shew'd.' 

D 2 


ready, and Buckets brought, it was pretty well exstinguish'd by six Clock. 
It was occasion'd by a little serving Boy's leaving a Candle in y e Room 
burning near y e Wall. 

Aug. 7 (Fri.). Besides the Demies' Common Room, the Buttery was 
also burnt Yesterday Morning at Magdalen-College. 

The Monasticon Favershamiense, by Tho. Southouse of Grey's-Inne, 
Esq., Lond., 1671, 8, is now grown very scarce. M r . John Bateman, 
M.A. and Scholar of Univ. Coll., tells me y* he knew ye Author's Son, 
Capt. Southouse, and y fc the Author himself unfortunately lost his Life by 
10 a Fall from his Horse in some Pool. This Monasticon Favershamiense is 
much esteem'd by Roman Catholicks. The Author design'd the Antiquities 
of the Town of Faversham, but his unfortunate Death hindered him. 

Aug. 8 (Sat.). Tho' D r . Potter denyes y* he ever saw his Greek 
Antiquities in Latin 'till after they were printed, yet I am sure to the 
contrary, being told by one or two of his Pupils, before y e Book came 
out some time, that he had revis'd the MS., as it was translated in good 
measure by his Pupils, so y* nothing was done without his Approbation. 
But the Performance being a bad one, he would fain now be thought not 
to have had a hand in it. The Dedication to M r . Harley (now L d Oxford) 
so was made by D r . Mill. 

Aug. 9 (Sun.). My L d Lichfield's MS. of the Polychronicon once 
belong'd to the Abbey of Abbington. The Author of the Continuation 
makes both Edward lid & Richard II d to have died a natural Death. 
Hence it appears that he was of the trimming side, or of the Party of the 
House of Lancaster. 

Aug. 10 (Mon.). Before Rider's Dictionary are encomiastic Verses ; 
one Copy by Rob* Crane, Principal of New Inn Hall. In y e Ed. of 
y* Diet, y* came out an. 1626 are Improvem ta in y e Latin part by 
N. Gray. 

3 Aug. 11 (Tu.). Yesterday I perus'd two VoK of Letters written to 
M r . Aubrey, in the Muse'um Ashm. Some of them are written by 
M*. A. Wood. I find by them that Anthony had a Design of writing 
& publishing a Musical Bibliotheque, which was to account for the 

Aug. 8. 1719. J. Anstis to H. (Rawl. 19. 51). Has ordered the 
Historical Poem to be sent to-day to Mr. Clements. Can furnish H. with 
a translation of Langtoft, &c. [See Diary, p. 38.] 

Aug. 11, 1719. H. to T. Rawlinson (Rawl. 34. 53). Delivered names of 
subscribers to compositor. The book will be ready to be delivered when 
bound. Prints TOO large, 200 small copies. All the large and 128 of the 
small are subscribed for ; ' so of y e small there will be a pretty good Number, 
viz. about 70, for our great Friend, D r . Mead, tho' I suppose some of them 
must be for your self to pleasure your Friends with.' His next work will be 
a single volume in octavo ; at most 200 copies ; the large 1 2j., the small 8j. Will 
probably return T. R.'s books next week, unless out of town, ' my Compositor 
and I being of opinion that we must now, by way of Refreshment, be merry 
two or three Days, that we may carry on our next Work, which certainly 
will not meet with such Rubbs as this hath done, with the more Alacrity.' 

Aug. 6-15.] VOLUME LXXXIII, PAGES 113-122 37 

English Writers in Musick. His 3 d Vol. of Athense Oxon. was in very 
great Forwardness. In that he took in the Living Writers. 

He mentions in those Letters a great Difference between him & S r 
George Ent, but lays the Blame wholly upon Sir George, who, it seems, 
would not either drink or speak to Anthony once at dinner. Anthony 
would not stoop to act contrary to honour, as himself observes. Anthony 
aim'd to be a Despiser of Riches, to live independent, & not to be 
afraid to die. Mr. Aubrey was his very great Friend, & help'd him 
exceedingly. Indeed, he could not have done without him. Yet he us'd 
M r . Aubrey scurvily. 10 

Aug. 12 (Wed.). M r . Roger Gale call'd upon me this Morning. He 
tells me D r . Stukeley is about a new Discourse upon Stone Henge, & y fc 
he will give a new Draught. He says Inigo Jones's Account is all wrong, 
as well as the Draught, & y* it is founded altogether upon an Hypothesis. 

He says Baxter's Glossary is altogether Whimsical. 

Aug. 13 (Th.). On Tuesday last M r . Graves of Mickleton in 
Glouc.shire communicated to me the following Inscription l , which he said 
is in the Church Yard of in Cheshire : 

Here lyes John Hough, 

an old Royalist, and that's enough ; 30 

aged 95. 

Aug. 14 (Fri.). Yesterday M r . Roger Gale shew'd me M r . W m 
Baxter's Glossary. It is a Work of Baxter's Life, but it by no means 
answers Exspectation, tho' I must needs say y* 1 thought it would be 
poor stuff. The poor Man talks with all y e Confidence imaginable, 
forms the Names of Kings himself, & from thence derives Names, takes 
most of his Things from Water,. & builds wholly upon Fancy, without 

Aug. 15 (Sat.). On Tuesday Night last (Aug. 1 1) died one Smith, 
a young Man of Oxford, most famous for Bookbinding, for w h I mention 30 
him, he being lookt upon at y* time as much the most considerable in 
y* Place, & 'twas thought that he would have excell'd all in England. 

Mr. Fletcher Gyles is in Oxford, and gives H. hopes of seeing T. R. shortly. 
'We may then talk of the Spanish Match. Finding y* People are for 
obstructing Designs, I now begin to be very shy of letting any one know 
w* I intend to print 'till I just begin to print.' 

Aug. 13, 1719. H. to T. Rawlinson (Rawl. 34. 54). Neubrigensis finished 
this morning. ' The V. Chanc., D r . Shippen, hath been very civil, & hath 
given leave & subscrib'd himself (being the i st Subscriber) for printing 
my next Book, w ch is, Thomae Sprotti Chronical Four other things will be 
subjoined. The price will be 1 2 j. the large copies, 8j. the small. Will not 
print more than 200 ; perhaps, not so many. Wants T. R.'s advice on that point. 

Aug. 15, 1719. J. Anstis to H. (Rawl. 19. 52). When he sees 
Mr. Rawlinson, will pay full subscription for Sprott. Glad H. has the favour 
of the Vice-chancellor, ' and that you oblige us with some Affairs of E. 4.' 
Never read the Historical Poem delivered to Mr. Clements, but the one in the 
Temple Library is well worth printing. Supposes H. has spoken to Mr. Bridges 
about the extracts from the Scotichronicon, which he shall have at any time. 

[See p. 57, below.] 


He had been married two or three Months before to a Daughter of one 
M. Marshall \ 

Aug. 16 (Sun.). Moses Williams, who assisted in Baxter's Glossary, 
designs to print several 8 VO Pieces in Welch, w c ^, without a Translation 
either Latin or English, must needs meet with but an indifferent Reception. 

Aug. 17 (Mon.). In Thomas Sprott's Chronicle, that I am now 
printing from an old MS. lent me by John Anstis, Esq., Garter Principal 
King of Arms, Abington is called Hapyngdoun. 

Aug. 18 (Tu.). There was a Piece of Tully (translated into Engl. &) 
10 printed by Caxton in 1481. The Preface to it is said to be made by 
him, and contains some particularities relating to S r John Falstoffe, and 
M r . Anstis is therefore induced to believe the Translation was made by the 
famous W m Botaner, or Wyrcester. The Preface may also contain many 
other Things (for I have not seen the Book) of the aged Men of y* time. 

M r . Anstis informs me y* there is a Translation of Langtoft, made 
xi E. 3, which he can furnish me with. They have, he says, a very 
good copy of Rob fc of Gloc r . The first is in the Temple Library, which 
he can take out, having reserved that liberty upon the donation of that 
and other MSS. of M r . Petit's, & 'tis possible he may prevail with their 
ao Officers of Arms to let him have the other to be sent to me. 

At the End of Sprott's Chr., I design to print an old Engl. Fragm* of 
Edw. IV's Reign. M r . Anstis is glad of this. He thinks he hath some 
little Things to y e same purpose. 

King Edw d , Senior 2 , deceased at Faringdon, & is buried at Winchester. 
See Stowe, p. 81. 

Aug. 19 (Wed.). Sir Charles Ingleby, K fc , Serjeant at Law, and one 
of y e Barons of the Exchequer in K. James II d ' s Reign, died the 4 th of 
August, 1719, much lamented by those of his Persuasion (he being 

Aug. 17, 1719. J. Bridges to H. (Rawl. 3. 59). Many thanks for copies 
and extracts. Not sorry to hear that Sprotti Chronica will be H.'s next 
publication, but hopes Fordun is only laid aside for the present. Sends names 
of several subscribers. Will pay when he comes to town, unless H. is in want 
of the money. 

Aug. 18, 1719. H. to T. Hawlinson (Rawl. 34. 55). Will keep T. R.'s 
books a little longer. Compositor busy about Sprott. Does not know 
what number of copies to print. Though 200 copies of Neubrigensis are sub- 
scribed for, yet he has not 200 names, and cannot see that he can raise 200 
for Sprott. It will be three weeks before Neubrigensis can be delivered. 
' I saw M*. Roger Gale in Oxford last Week. He said he believ'd 300 of 
Fordun might easily be dispos'd of. I think otherwise, and told him there 
would be great Difficulty even for 200. He said I must not run the Hazard, 
& y* he would talk with Friends before I began to print.' Wants T. R.'s 
opinion as to number of copies of Sprott as soon as possible. 

Aug. 19, 1719. B. Mead to H. (Rawl. 8. 49). Advises H. to print 
at least 200 copies of Sprott: 130 small, 70 large. [A note of Thomas 

1 He left her with Child, & she was delivered afterwards of it, a fine Girl, living 
now, May 19, 1725. M rt . Smith was afterw 3 * married to one M r . Hanley, a Book- 
binder, by whom she had several Children. 

3 rjEdw d , Senior,' is altered from ' Athelstane.'] 

Aug. 15-20.] VOLUME LXXXIII, PAGES 122-130 39 

a Catholick), and others. He was formerly Gent. Com., I think, of 
Brazen-Nose Coll. He was upw d ^ of 70. He married my Friend 
M r . Eyston of Hendred's Father's Couzin German, i.e. M rs . Mary Eyston, 
Daughter of M r . Richd Eyston & M. . . . Salvin. 

Father Paul, alias Matthew Atkinson (of whom I have made mention in 
another Book), I am afraid, is dead. Q[ugere] ? 1 He was alive at the 
beginning of this Month, but, I fear, is dead since in his Confinem' 
at Hurst Castle in Hampshire, where he was imprisoned in Aug., 1700, 
& hath continu'd there ever since. He was apprehended & try'd only for 
being a Romish Priest, nothing else being alleg'd ag* him. He was, in 10 
his time, made Reader of Philosophy in y e College of S*. Bonaventure in 
Doway. When he was brought to his Tryal, he ask'd y e Judge for w* he 
was to be try'd ? It was answered, for being a R. Priest. Upon w ch , 
he desired he might be tryed by the old Statute, which was deny'd him. 
So he was try'd by the new Statute & last [?], & so imprison'd for Life, 
whereas by y e old Statute he must have lost his Life, which he was ready 
enough to do. He hath been a great Ornam* to y e Roman C. Cause, 
having suffered with great Edification and Example. He was not only 
a very pious, good Man, but had likewise great Learning, insomuch y* 
when BP Leybourne conven'd y e Bodie of the Roman Clergy, he always 20 
rely'd much upon his Judgment. I am not sure whether any thing of his 
writing be yet published. 

Aug. 20 (Th.). M r . Eyston, in his Account of Glastonbury, mentions 
Colleton, or Collington, about the Death of the last Abbat, Whiting. He 

Rawlinson's follows : ' Friend Thomas, I joyn y e D r .' 8 Advice in this affaire 
heartily, & am morally certain it will do.' Dr. Mead adds : ' I think You put 
the price (8 sh. y e small, and 125. the large) too low ; it may be at least 10 sh. 
the small, and 15 sh. the large.' Rawlinson adds, ' Consentiente T. R.'] 

Aug. 20, 1719. J. Anstis to H. (Rawl. 19. 53). < The Ms. of Sprot 
belongs to S r Edward Dering, of Surrenden Dering in Kent, Baronet, who is 
now with me. He is a Young Gentleman now at Westminster School, and 
you will be pleased to mention the Book as his. You will, of course, speak 
something briefly of the Antiquity of the family, which you'l find in Philpot 
and the other books about Kent. And this book, with many other Mss., 
Charters, & a Great Library, was S r Edward's, whose speeches, about the 
year 1640, are printed, and who afterwards was a very loyal Gentleman. And 
S r Edward giues leaue for the publishing this book of Sprott.' Will pay full 
subscriptions for himself and Sir Edward. At same time that he took out 
Thorn, borrowed also a MS. about St. Austin's, and a copy made by Sir 
Edward of the Textus Roffensis. Sir E. had intended to write a history 
of Kent, and had made collections for that purpose. ' I hope this Young 
Gentleman will follow the Steps of his Great Grandfather in this method of 
Study.' [PS.] When H. is at leisure to transcribe the Historical Poem, 
will borrow it from the Temple Library. Takes it to be a translation of 
Langtoft, but can soon compare it. ' But I almost hate the town, & therefore 
never go thither, but upon businesse that absolutely requires it.' Cannot send 
Robert of Gloucester without the concurrence of his brother Officers, many 
of whom are now in the country. 

Aug. 20, 1719. J. Anstis to H. (Rawl. 19. 54). 'Being here [i.e. 
Mortlake] I lose the advantage of answering Letters by the same post that 

1 He is not dead. He was living in 1721. 


is an Author mentioned in Athenae, but I think y e Book is not specify'd 
there. M r . Eyston hath y e Book. 

Aug. 21 (Pri.). This Day M r . John Loder, a Clergy Man of War- 
wickshire, call'd upon me, and told me y* he had lately been with the 
BP of Peterborough, D r . White Kennett, & y', among other Discourse, he 
mention'd to y e BP w* was said in my Ed. of Camden's Britannia, in y 6 
Preface, relating to one Proteus, w h was understood to be his L d ship. 
He said he could not get the Book. Says M r . Loder, I have it. The 
BP shew'd some Resentm*, & said that I had an hundred a Year from the 
10 Non-Jurors to publish Books. 

Aug. 22 (Sat.). Out of a Letter I rec d this Day from a Friend l . 
It is of this Day's Date. 

I have lookt over the News Letter wherein Sir Charles Ingleby's death 
is mention'd, & I find by it that he dyed at his Seate in Yorkshire (the Name of 
which I know not), on the 4 th Instant. And I can assure you, Father Paul (alias 
Mathew) was alive within these ten dayes. I have one remarkable Passage to 
tell you of him. About eight yeares since, his Superiour was to see him, and 
actually whilst his Superiour was with him, there came the Master of a French 
Vessell to waite upon him (M r . Atkinson), and understanding by M r . Atkinson 
20 that one then in the Company was his Superiour, he first prest M r . Atkin- 
son to make his Escape out of the Castle (w ch he might very easily have done, 
haveing had the liberty, for some Yeares before, of goeing to a neighbouring 
house out of the Castle), promiseing that in 1 2 hours' time he would land him 
in Calais ; but he absolutely refuseing the French Seaman's Proffer, the 
French man spoake to his Superiour, and told him he was certaine he could 
doe it, and would have perswaded the Superiour to have commanded him 
to accept of it. To w ch Father Paul reply'd, that his Superiour, he was sure, 

brings them to London ; So that I could not in my last acquaint you that 
I cannot at present recollect any Tract in my custody relating particularly to 
the Reign of Ed. 4.' Did not know H. wanted the French version of Lang- 
toft : thought he would prefer the translation in the Temple Library. The 
former, however, is in the Heralds' Library, and if H. will meddle with the 
French, it would not be amiss to print them columnwise, so that one would 
explain the other. ' I was one of the Executors for M r . Petyt's Mss., among 
which is the English Translation I mentioned, which We gaue to the Temple 
Library, And M r . Petyt having by his will made his Brother, who is still 
living, his Executor for all other things, And having by his will ordered money 
(if We should think fit) to print any of his Books, I think it will not be amisse 
of me to acquaint his Brother with it, who, I suppose, will readily consent, 
when He is not to pay any money.' 

Aug. 22, 1719. H. Bedford to H. (Rawl. 2. 53). Gives H. joy of having 
finished Neubrigensis. Will do all in his power to promote his next work, 
but little can be done, since almost everybody is out of town. . Will readily 
insert advertisement. Directions for sending Neubrigensis. 

Aug. 22, 1719. B. L. Calvert to H. (Rawl. 4. 3;. Account of tombs in 
the church of Campden, co. Glouc., derivation of the name Campden, &c. 
Mr. Greaves desires H. to send Neubrigensis as soon as ready. 

Aug. 22, 1719. C. Eyston to H. (Rawl. 5. 37). Hearty thanks for 
friendly entertainment at Oxford on Wednesday last. On his return, found 
H.'s letter of the iyth. Looked into Pitts and found that H. was right : the 
word is Normannorum not Romanorum. [See extract from this letter, above.] 

1 [Charles Eyston.] 

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would not lay such a Command on him ; for should he doe it, if any Priest 
hereafter should bee taken up, That Priest would be most severely handled 
for his makeing his Escape. 

Aug. 23 (Sun.). The Proceedings ag* D r . Welton, about 2 Years 
agoe, were thus, as I have it in a Letter from a Friend, viz. 

D p . Welton's Case is this. He has his very Bedds seiz'd from his Family ; 
his Daughter was drove to a delirious State by their Cruelty, and held down in 
her Bedd by her Mother and Friends ; yet that very Bedd was she forc'd from. 
His Books, w ch in their Plunder they omitted, were sent away per amicos, 
and all this is done by Pretence of the Act ag* Conventicles in K. Charles the 10 
2 d ' s Time. However, he keeps his Church of God open still. This I would 
not have you ignorant of. 

Aug. 24 (Mon.). Yesterday, in the Afternoon, died of the Small-Pox 
and Purples M rB . Juggins, Widow of M r . Thomas Juggins, whose 
Death is mentioned above, pag. 74 1 . She was a very notable Woman, 
& manag'd Affairs with great Dexterity. She was buried in S*. Marie's 
Church to-night at 9 Clock. 

Aug. 25 (Tu.). M r . Prynn's Books, having been made use of for 
Wast Paper, begin now to be scarce, & to be got into curious hands, 
purely for this reason, because he commonly cites his Vouchers for w* he ao 
delivers, and thereby gives his Reader an opportunity of examining the 
Truth of them. M r . Baker of Cambridge believes his Study hath more 
of M r . Prynn's Books than any one of that University, and he well 
remembers y* he sent up his Anti-Arminianism to M r . Strype, w ch he 
could not meet with at London, when he was writing one of his Books, 
& yet it has two Editions. 

Aug. 26 (Wed.). Mr. Baker hath been told at King's College It 
appears from their Books that one M r . Cloos (Father of Nich. Cloos, one 
of the first Fellows of that Coll., and afterwards BP of Lichfield) was the 

Aug. 23, 1719. H. to T. Kawlinson (Rawl. 34. 56). Glad to receive 
kind letter of i9th instant. Has accordingly decided on 200 of Sprott ; 
70 large, 130 small. 'Yesterday the first Form was wrought off, my self 
being present all the time to see that they did not exceed the Number. But as 
for the Price, since 123. the 1., and 8s. the small, was resolv'd upon, before the 
Receipt of your Letter, in an Advertisement that is printed in Neubrigensis, 
and since the V. Chancellour had subscrib'd at that Price, I think not now 
proper to alter it.' 

[c. Aug. 24, 1719.] H. to E. Mead (Rawl. 34. 115). [Copy, in Hearne's 
handwriting, of advertisement of Guilielmi Neubrigensis Historia and Thomse 
Sprotti Chronica. The first sheet, which probably contained a letter, is wanting. 
The postmark is August 24.] 

Aug. 25,1719. J. Anstis to H. (Rawl. 19. 55). Believes Sir Edward 
Bering is great-great-grandson of the famous Sir Edward. ' But I haue wrote 
to his Uncle to be certain, whose letter, when I receiue it, shall be sent you. 
For I suppose you'l only mention it in y r preface.' [The letter here referred 
to is no doubt the one printed in Sprotti Chronica, p. xliii.] Will send the MS. 
of St. Austin's when he goes to town. Sir T. Sebright has another Register 
of that place. ' The Poem of itself is big enough for a Volume, and I now 
write to M r . Petit about it.' 

1 [See p. 24, above.] 


Architect of King's Coll. Chapell, as far as Hen. the Vlth's share 
reacheth, and Contriver or Designer of the whole, afterwards finisht by 
Hen. the Vllth, & further beautified by Hen. the 

Aug. 27 (Th.). M r . Leland, speaking of Lynwood's Provincial, hath 
these words : cumque extremam pulcherrimo libro manum addidtsset, novum 
munus Henrico Chtchelego, Cantiorum Archiepiscopo, consecravil ; quod et 
primum Isidis in vado typis excuswn est. I fear y* this is a Mistake. 
There is in the Bodlejan Library (& Mr. Baker of Cambridge hath 
another Copy) a noble Edition (w ch M r . Baker took to be the first, & so, 

10 indeed, do I), printed in Folio on Royal Paper, as thick as Vellam, the 
Initial Letters of the Chapters or Titles drawn with a Pencil in Minium, 
but without Date of Time or Place. M r . Bagford thought it might be 
printed about the Year 1470, but was of opinion it was printed at Paris, 
where most of our first Liturgical and Canon Law Books were printed. M r . 
Baker doubts he dates it too early, that being the first Year of printing at 
Paris, & yet it is certainly very ancient, tho' printed with Signatures, 
which were not in use at Paris 'till the Year 1476. 'If M r . Leland 
(saith M r . Baker) means the first edition of it in England, I have seen it, 
printed by W. de Worde at Westminster, an. 1496, in a small octavo, 

ao & have it printed by Ric. Pynson (who I do not remember to have 
printed at Oxford) possibly sooner, being dedicated to ArchbP Morton. 
These two Editions could not have escap'd M r . Leland's Observation, 
so that your Oxford Edition must be yet more early. If ArchbP 
Bourgchier brought printing to Oxford, he might probably be for doing 
honor to his Predecessors, as your University more particularly to so 
considerable a Founder as Archbp. Chicheley, by making this one of 
your first Books.' M r . Baker concludes his Letter thus : ' I have not 
roome for more. I wish you could meet with it of an antienf date, and 
with signatures/ 

3 Aug. 28 (Pri.). On Saturday 1 last died of a violent Feaver M r . Henry 
Clements a of London, Bookseller, Son of M r . Hen. Clements of Oxford, 
Bookseller, w ch M r . Clements of London was a Young Man of great 
Business & Application, & was in a very thriving Condition, & is a great 
Loss to his Relations. 

About a Week agoe, M r . Hurman of Corpus was made Rector of 
Warborough, by Dorchester, in room of M r . Norgrove, deceased, w ct 
Place M r . Hurman had had formerly, but resign'd it. 

On Wednesd. last was a Convocation at 2 Clock, when M r . Rook of 
Cambridge, Son of Sir George Rook, had y e Degree of M.A. confer'd 

40 upon him, w^i Degree he had had before at Cambridge. 

Aug. 29 (Sat.). D r . Foulkes shew'd me this Evening M r . Willis's 
Ace* of S*. Asaph. It is dedicated to BP Fleetwood, now BP of Ely, 
& lately BP of S*. Asaph. Mr. Willis makes M*. Lhuyd's MSS. to be 
purchas'd by Sir Thomas Sebright of M r . Lhuyd's Executors, whereas 
they were bought of the University, who seiz'd them for debt. He calls 

1 It was Sunday last. * at. 34. 

Aug. 26-Sept. 3.] VOLUME LXXXIII, PAGES 138-148^ 43 

this purchase of Sir Thomas a generous Munificence, w ch is absurd. 
There are some Things in the Ded. strangely obscure. The whole Book 
is poor & unaccurate, insomuch yt D r . Foulkes is asham'd of it, & com- 
plains to Friends y* M r . Willis would not be directed, w ch is pity. 

Aug. 3O (Sun.). D r . Foulkes told me last Night y* M r . Willis is now 
doing y e Cathedral of Bangor, being assisted by Wotton, who did for 
him also S*. David's & S 4 . Asaph, I mean w* relates to the Descriptions. 

Aug. 31 (Mon.). Nic. Trivet's Annals, published by Ant. Hall, is 
a very faulty Performance, & w fc he hath done to it is very dull and 
heavy. He should have given the MS. exactly, & not, under pretence 10 
of giving a correct Edition, have altered Things. 

Sept. 1 (Tu.). To-Day Mr. Collins, Master of Magd. Coll. School, 
told me y* D r . Goodwyn, who died lately, of their College, was 59 Years 
of Age, & y* he was an excell 4 Man & a very good Scholar, & that 
he was his Scholar at Magd. School. M r . Collins is imploy'd by y e 
D r .' 8 Brother to write his Epitaph, w ch M r . Collins hath done, & he read 
it to me. It is long & very particular. 

Sept. 2 (Wed.). M*. Calvert, having been just now in Gloucester- 
shire, &c., tells me of abundance of gross Mistakes in M r . Willis's two 
Volumes ab* Abbies, as most certainly there are, it being a very hasty, 20 
indigested Performance, tho' what I printed in Leland's Coll. is well done, 
I having taken particular care to examin it. 

Sept. 3 (Th,). Mr. Whiteside tells me that M*. Diston (a Gent, of 
some Curiosity) hath a MS. about the Match between Philip of Spain 
& Mary of Engl, w ch he designs to communicate to me. 

Aug. 31, 1719. H. to [Lord Harley] (Rawl. no. 67). Neubrigensis 
ready to be delivered : wants to know how to send Ld. H.'s and Ld. Oxford's 
copies. Has been informed that Robert of Avesbury is in the Harleian 
Library, but never having seen a catalogue, is doubtful what to apply for. Is 
now printing Sprott's Chronicle. 

Sept. 1, 1719. H. to T. Eawlinson (Rawl. 34. 57). Returns box of 
books by Godfreys waggon. Hearty thanks for letter of 25th ult., and 
for inserting advertisement, which he has not yet seen. Will send T. R.'s 
copies of Neubrigensis as soon as he can get them from the binder's. All 
copies that are over are to go to Dr. Mead, so T. R. must secure those he 
wants in time. ' Sprott goes on a great pace, & there are excellent Notices 
of Things, done in a very concise manner, in it.' Is very sorry for the death 
of young H. Clements, who was a very useful man. ' I have imploy'd the 
broken Box for little Shelves, & I thank you for giving me so good a Hint to 
dispose of it in that manner.' To whom must T. R.'s brother's books 
be sent ? 

Sept. 3, 1719. J. Lewis to H. (Rawl. D. 1164. 4). Sends by his much 
honoured friend, Mr. Moses Williams, the 'Bricks and Stone inscriptions' 
found last year near Usk in Monmouthshire. ' The Alphabet w ch you add to 
Newborough as Nennius, I think is the same w ch D r . Gerard Langbaine sent 
to ArchbP Vsher from Q., College in Cambridge, Anno 1650, w oh you'l find 
printed among y e Letters at y e end of Vsher's Life, in folio, page 551 & 552, 
&c.' Longs to hear what H. next goes upon, & would be glad if he would send 
J. L. a print of the Alphabet he showed him. 


Sept. 4 (Fri.). Robert of Avesbury writ an Account of y* Trans- 
actions of K. Edw. 3 d . I hear a MS. of it is in the Harleyan Library, 
and D r . Foulkes tells me he thinks Sir Thomas Sebright hath a MS. 
of it also. 

Sept. 5 (Sat.). I am told of a large and curious Book relating to the 
History of Scotland, in w ch y e Kings' & Queens' Seals & Coyns will be 
neatly inserted. 

Sept. 4, 1719. R. Bridges to H. (Rawl. 3. 91). Asks H. to send his 
copy of Neubrigensis next week. Desirous of perusing that author, being 
assured H. has done him as much honour and justice as he did ' our glorious 
& renown'd Cambden.' Highly pleased with H.'s proposals for Sprotti 
Ghronica, &c., and subscribes for large copy. Asks H. to pay Mr. Hall of 
Queen's remainder of subscription-money for Trivet's Annales. Has asked 
Mr. Hall to send his copy to H.'s rooms, and wants H. to get that and 
Neubrigensis stitched and sent up to town together. ' Captain Bartlett & 
I drank y r health yesterday.' 

Sept. 5, 1719. E. Burton to H. (.Rawl. 3. 175). 'I thought that in my 
way to Ireland I should have been so happy as to have paid my respects 
to you at Oxon., but our family chang'd their resolution, & depriv'd me of that 
satisfaction.' Has found Dr. Lloyd's Chronology to Pindar among his books, 
and will present it to H. at Oxford about March. Is Neubrigensis published 
yet ? What is H.'s next work ? Please ask Mr. Rogers to subscribe for 
E. B. Was the Reliquiae Bodleianae published by H. ? Has also found 
'a pretty valuable piece printed by Robert Stephens in 1540, entitled, De 
Rebus Turcarum . . . libri quinque . . . Christophero Richerio Thorignaeo . . . 
authore,' which shall attend the other to H.'s study. [Note by Hearne : 
' Answered.'] 

[c. Sept. 5, 1719.] J. Anstis to H. (Rawl. 19. 56). Sends Mr. Petyt's 
answer about the Poem in the Temple Library. [Sylvester Petyt's letter 
is dated Aug. 29, 1719. In it he says: 'I have received your Letter, 
and am not from hindring you the poem you write about, which may be 
published with other Manuscripts mentioned in my Brother's Collections. 
For in my Brother's Will it is as followeth, viz 1 , " And I doe hereby 
further earneastly desire my said Trustees that such spetiall care may be 
taken by them of my Manuscript Collections and Tracts, as that they or 
the Major part of them, or the Survivors or Survivor of them, would, in 
Convenient time after my decease (In Justice to Trueth and my Memory), 
procure such of my Manuscripts as I shall appoint under my hand, or as 
they shall think fitt to be printed, to remaine tor publick Use to posterity. 
And for that end and purpose I doe hereby give, direct and Consigne out 
of my Estate unto my said Trustees four Hundred pounds, to be laid out 
by my deare Brother and Executor in and about the peruseing, printing 
and publishing of them (if lesse will not doe), tho I hope they will pay for 
Printing themselves, desireing him to take care of secureing the said summe, in 
Case of his owne death, and the benefitt of such printing and publishing to goe 
to himselfe." When you come to Towne, pray let me know it, and we will 
put this matter with the rest of the Trustees to have it Executed.'] ' This 
letter is not so explicite as I expected. So that I now write M r . Pet\ t again 
to acquaint him that this Ms. will be printed without any charge to him, 
& that I suppose his Brother's Intention might be to haue 40o u - laid out 
in published Collections of his own, & not such old things as chanced to 
be deposited in his Library. Would it be convenient for you to haue this 
400 1 '-, & come to town, & print what you should think proper ; for 'tis 
not improbable but that I may complement him into this matter ? So that, 

Sept. 4-10.] VOLUME LXXXII1, PAGES 148M52 45 

Sept. 6 (Sun.). M r . Badger had an old Ed. of Cicero de Officijs. 
I thought it had been at Mentz, 1466. But D r . Foulkes tells me 'tis 
later, ye Book being now in S r Tho. Sebright's Library. 

Sept. 7 (Mon.). Tho' it be generally allow'd y* D r . Thomas Smith's 
Ed. of Ignatius's Epistles is the best exstant, yet I heard a certain Divine 
(of X* Ch.) Yesterday assert that M r . Charles Aldrich's Ed. is y fl best. 
But then, this Divine's Judgm* is not much valu'd by those y* know 
him ; at least, they look upon him as partial' in this Matter. 

Sept. 8 (Tu.). On Saturday came to Oxford two of the Daughters of 

Cromwell, Son of Oliver Cr., Protector, one of w<=h is married to to 
D r . Gibson the Physician, who writ y e Anatomy ; the other is unmarried. 
They are both Presbyterians, as is also D r . Gibson, who was with them. 
They were at y e Presbyterian Meeting House in Oxford, on Sunday 
Morning & Evening, & Yesterday they, & all the Gang with them, dined 
at D r . Gibson, Provost of Queen's, who is related to them, & made 
a -great Entertainm* for them, exspecting something from them, the 
Physician being said to be worth 30000 libs. They went from Oxford 
after Dinner. 

Sept. 9 (Wed.). This Morning, at 9 Clock, the Bell rung out for 
M r . Broadwater, Chandler of Oxford, & some time since Mayor ofao 
y* Place, who died last Night l . 

Sept. 10 (Th.). Will. Baxter's Glossarium Antiquitatum Britanni- 
carum, in 8, came down to Oxford to-day. His Picture by Vertue is 

upon second thoughts, I will delay writing to him till I receiue y r thoughts. 
Old people of humours must be treated very tenderly.' Expects a letter 
by every post about the family of Dering : will forward it, when received. 
Has read the Historical Poem. When H. has delivered Neubrigensis to 
Mr. Rawlinson, will send for it, and will pay for Sprott for himself, Sir Edward 
Dering, and George Scott of Scott's Hall in Kent, Esq., uncle of Sir Edward. 
[Note by Hearne : ' It came to me Sunday, Sept. 6, 1719.'] 

Sept. 7, 1719. C. Eyston to H. (Rawl. 5. 38). ' My wife and I both goe 
abroad to-morrow and shall not retourne home, I beleiue, till this day Seaven- 
night, w ch I thinke proper to acquaint you with, least you should come over in 
our Absence, and I miss of my longe desired happynesse of seeing you at 
Hendred, w ch indeed would be a very great mortification to me.' Sends 
directions for lettering and binding Anglia Sacra and Neubrigensis. Hopes to 
see H. on Wednesday week. 

Sept. 8, 1719. H. to J. Murray (Rawl. 112. 84). Returns J. M.'s MS. 
of Ramsey by Godfrey's waggon. The printed book will not be delivered 
until after Christmas. Hopes J. M. has quite recovered. Encloses copy of 
the Order of the Heads of Houses for suppressing Dodwell's Dissertation 
[see Vol. iv, pp. 135-137] : asks J. M. to give it to Mr. Jett. 

Sept. 9, 1719. H. to J. Murray (Rawl. 112. 86). Neubrigensis will 
be delivered next week. Encloses advertisement of Sprott's Chronicle. 
' Your strange old MS. about Ramsey is to be part of it.' Desires J. M. to 
secure copies in good time. 

1 He was buried Friday Night following in Magdalen Parish Ch., in w ch par" 1 
he lived. 


before it, set. 69. It is the Work of his Life, & much was exspected 
from it. But alass I 'tis poor stuff. He shews as little Skill in Antiquity 
as his Uncle, Rich d Baxter, did, and much more Impudence. He builds 
all upon fancy & Conjecture, and regards no Authorities. He abuses 
Camden, & other Great Men, at a most intolerable rate. He had shew'd 
Ignorance & Confidence enough in some other Performances, but in this 
he excells. There is something of M*. Edw. Lhuyd's at y e End of y 

Sept. 11 (Fri.). The last time I saw M r . Eyston, I told him his 
10 Ace 4 of Glastonbury should be printed. Upon wch, he offered it to me 
to print, allowing me y e liberty of copying it, w ch I design to do, intending 
to borrow it of him again, & afterwards, perhaps, I may print it. 

Sept. 12 (Sat.). M r . Aynsworth, whom I have not long agoe 
mentioned to have writ a little Thing against a Dissenting Teacher, is 
dead. His Tract is answered, as I hear, but in a very poor, abusive 

Sept. 13 (Sun.). One Matthews, a pretty Youth & a Printer in 
London, is taken up and putt into Newgate, & loaded with Fetters, for 
printing Vox populi Vox Dei, w ct is judg'd treasonable. 

ao Sept. 14 (Mon.). Yesterday, in the Afternoon, preached M r . Rob* 
Watts, of S*. John's, at S*. Marie's, and made a strange, odd Sermon. 
I have made mention of this troublesome Gent, many times formerly. 

Last Week dyed D r . John Harris (commonly call'd technical Harris), 
w ch is no great Loss, he being a most rank Whigg, & a sad, vile, loose 
Wretch. He was Chaplain to y e L d Chanc. Cowper, at w ch time he 
procur'd y e Broad Seal for a Commission of Lunacy ag* M r . Edmunds 
of Hartfordshire, by w ch means he and Sir Cloe Moore plundered his 
House of seventeen Hundred Broad Pieces, for wb M r . Edmunds could 
never have any Redress, tho' he appeared in open Court to have his 

30 Senses perfectly well. 

Sept. 15 (Tu.). Yesterday Morning died James Norris of Weston in 
the Green (Com. Oxon.), Esq. He was a good natur'd, honest Gent., 

Sept. 12, 1719. J. Bridges to H. (Rawl. 3. 60). In answer to H.'s 
of Aug. 23, will not fail to speak to Dr. Tanner when opportunity occurs. 
Thanks for letter of 8th instant. Directions for sending Neubrigensis. The 
MS. of the Druids may be sent with it. It has been compared, but the 
original proves very faulty. Mr. Poynter of Merton College has a collection 
of medals found at Towcester and other towns in Northamptonshire. ' I w* 
gladly know w* he has y* are curious, either for the Heads or Reverses.' 
Thanks for papers H. has copied from the Ashmolean : the originals are very 
faulty and don't answer expectation. Will talk with Dr. Mead about Fordun, 
when he returns to London. 

Sept. 13, 1719. B. Bridges to H. (Rawl. 3. 92). Asks H. to give 
Neubrigensis and Trivet to old Mr. Clements, who is coming up to town 
on Thursday. 

Sept. 15, 1719. H. to T. Rawlinson (Rawl. 34. 58). Has sent, by 
Godfrey's waggon, two boxes containing 21 large and 17 small copies of 

Sept. 10-18.] VOLUME LXXXIII, PAGES 152-159 47 

& was formerly Fellow of All-Souls. He hath left a Wife behind him, 
but no Children. The Estate goes to M r . Bertue [sic], late Gent. Com. of 
Hart-Hall, & Grandson to y e old E. of Abbington. 

Sept. 16 (Wed.). I am well inform'd y fc most, if not all, ye Juries y* 
swore ag* y e Rebells (as they are styl'd) at Preston, came to untimely 
Ends in a little time. 

Sept. 17 (Th.). On Monday last M r . Nicolls, Gunsmith, was elected 
Mayor of Oxford. 

Sept. 18 (Fri.). Yesterday my L^ Harley call'd upon me, and staid 
with me at least half an hour. My Ed. of Guil. Neubr. being newly come 10 
out, he is mightily pleased with it, as he is with my other Books, and 
made me a Pres* of twenty Pounds. He told me Rob k of Avesbury, in 
MS., ab fc ye Affairs of Edw. Ill, should be sent to Oxford, & put into 
D r . Stratford's Hands for me to look upon. He added that it is imperfect. 
He desir'd to see the Papers of M r . Bagford ab fc Printing, given me by 
D*. Mead, wb I have mentioned in my Ed. of Neubrigensis. Accordingly, 
I shew'd him them. The gross of M r . Bagford's Papers were purchas'd 
after his (M r . Bagford's) Death by his lAhip ; but these came into 
somebody's hands, who gave them to D r . Mead. His L d ship said that 
any one might have the use of those he had, y* knew how to put them ao 
together, insinuating as if I myself were y e Person. 

Neubrigensis. Desires T. R. to accept large bound copy. Account of money 

Sept. 15, 1719. C. Eyston to H. (Rawl. 5. 39). Lady Gurzon has 
prevailed on his wife to make a longer stay, so will not be home till Saturday. 
Begs H. to come over on the Monday following : ' and He doe my best 
to make it worth your whyle to come over.' 

Sept. 17, 1719. J. Anstis to H. (Rawl. 19. 57). Long account of the 
extracts made by Mr. Glover from the Scotichronicon. Transcribes some 
passages for H. to compare with his copy. [PS.] ' If I remember aright, 
Eachard in his history, w oh I haue not here, intimates as if S r Edw. Dering 
swerved the z d time. Sure he must be mistaken in that information.' Forgot 
to send Sir Edward Dering's subscription-money to Mr. Rawlinson : asks H. 
to insert him as a subscriber. When he goes to London, will ' discourse 
Mr. Petyt ' and send MS. of St. Austin's. 

Sept. 17, 1719. W. [Fleet wood, bp. of] Ely, to H. (Rawl. 5. 76). His 
servant has received the books H. sent. When he returns to London, will 
look over them, and return thanks in a better manner. 

Sept. 17, 1719. S. Mead to H. (Rawl. 8. 92). Hearty thanks for three 
copies of Neubrigensis. 'I doubt not but I shall find a most agreeable & 
instructing Entertainment from y e Perusal of this Book, which appears to 
be printed very finely.' Is the book for Ld. Harcourt included in those 
sent? Intends to send 20 guineas as acknowledgment at the first oppor- 
tunity. Wants another large stitched copy. Please put S. M. down as 
a subscriber for Sprott in large paper. 

Sept. 17, 1719. Sir H. Sloane to H. (Rawl. 9. 78). Thanks for letter 
and books. Directions for payment. An acquaintance wants a copy of 
Neubrigensis : told him he believed H. had none to spare. If H. has one, 
please send it, and money will be returned. 


Sept. 19 (Sat.). Woodeaton Feast, near Oxford, is always kept y e 
Sunday after y e Holy Cross. 

Sept. 20 (Sun.). In ye Folio Ed. of Nicholson's Engl. Hist. Library 
is, in y e Preface, an ace* of some Things in ye Harleyan Library. My 
L d Harley told me it is pretty exact. He said y* Nicholson gave some 
MSS. himself to y* Library. 

Sept. 21 (Mon.). Yesterday D r . Hudson (which I never exspected) 
sent for me to S*. Mary-Hall, & (w<s h was a wonder) could not but speak 
well of my Ed. of Guil.Neubrigensis; & whereas I am now printing Cantalupi 
Historiola de Origine & Antiquitate Universitatis Cantabrigiensis, he lent l 
me Animadversiones aliquot in Londinensis de antiquitate Cantabrigiensis 
Academics libros duos, MS. The Author, Thomas Key, Master of Univ. 
Coll., being in defense of his Assertio. This was never yet printed. 

Sept. 19, 1719. J. Anstis to H. (Rawl. 19. 58). Believes Sir Edward 
Dering collected a great and very valuable library, which still remains at 
Surrenden Dering. It is a long while since he saw the catalogue, so cannot 
give a particular account of it. Sends account of the collections Mr. Petyt 
left, which are now in the Temple Library. ' But there is nothing of his own 
composition worth publishing, that I know. I would desire y r thoughts 
whether you would undertake this Task, in case I can prevaile on M r . Petyt 
that you may haue the 40o li -, for that matter must come from my self, if I can 
effect it, and we shall then desire you to take this trouble. By this means, if 
you should be in town, I can undertake to furnish you with materialls enough 
to print divers Mss., even while you are inspecting M r . Petyt's Collections.' 
Heard from Mr. Whiteside about the Lives of Knights of the Garter in Ash- 
mole's collections. If Mr. Bridges has any one at Oxford transcribing for him, 
wants certain passages copied as a specimen. [PS.] 'I shall giue M r . Vice- 
chancellour my thanks in person for the favours he shews you, or if you think 
it of any service, will write him to that purpose.' Will send to Mr. Rawlinson 
for Neubrigensis. 

Sept. 19, [1719]. B. Furney to H. (Rawl. 5. 131). Received letter 
and proposals. Must wait till Mr. Thache goes to Oxford to send second 
subscription for Neubrigensis. Asks H. to send the book by Haines' coach, 
though he is ' very sensible that 'tis a thing not often done to deliver a book 
before y e full subscription is paid.' 

Sept. 19, 1719. Q. Harbin to H. (Rawl. 7. 17). Has just heard that 
Neubrigensis is published. Asks H. to send his copy to Mr. Bedford, who will 
pay second subscription for that and first subscription for Sprott. [PS.] Is 
still at Lord Lansdowne's, at Sheffield House, Kensington. 

Sept. 19, 1719. B. Mead to H. (Rawl. 8. 45). Hearty thanks for 
present of Neubrigensis, for which he will make acknowledgments next 
week. Will deliver copies to subscribers, and send $ for supernumerary 
copies, as promised. Will take all H. has left on his hands. ' It is a very fine 
book, and every body thinks the price too small, especially for the great 

Sept. 21, 1719. J. Bridges to H. (Rawl. 3. 61). Obliged by receipt 
of Neubrigensis and paper about the Druids. ' I promise my self a great deal 
of Entertainm 1 in y e Exactnesse of its Publication, & in reading & perusing 

1 gave. 

Sept. 19-22.] VOLUME LXXX1II, PAGES 160-162 49 

Sept. 22 (Tu.). M r . Watts, Fellow of Lincoln College, is made 
Prebendary of Durham, worth 300 libs, per annum. He is but a poor, 
sorry Fellow, proud & ignorant, & would fain have been head of Lincoln 

ye sev il peices you've added to it. You're very kind to y r Subscribers in com- 
municating any remains of Great Men. The very droppings of their Pens 
have somew* valuable & w ch ought to be preferr'd.' Received H.'s letter 
to-day : ' as to y e Medallist, if he doe not fall in y r way, you need not give y r 
self much trouble abo* my Enquiry. I'me sick of his Character.' 

Sept. 22, 1719. H. to T. Rawlinson (Rawl. 34. 59). Glad the books 
came safely, but can furnish T. R. with no more, all that were unsubscribed for 
being sent to Dr. Mead. The subscriptions for Sprott require expedition ; 
otherwise, H. may not have enough. 

Sept. 22, 1719. H. Bedford to H. (Rawl. 2. 54). The advertisement in 
the Postboy, for which Mr. James charges 4^., will pay his [Mr. James'] sub- 
scription for Sprott. Thanks H. for his obliging present of Neubrigensis, and 
wishes he could make a suitable return. Sends names of subscribers for 
Sprott. ' I shall have an occasion to send y r friend y e Vice-chancellour a Bill 
for D r . Walton's son, whom he is so charitable to maintain here, & shall begg 
him to pay y s 1 - 3 s - 6 d - due for y e 1 3 copies y sent, & w* else I shall have 
order to subscribe for Sprott. I suppose him to be y r friend, because one of 
y r subscribers.' If this method of payment is not suitable, H. might give him 
notice. Hopes to get Mr. Prior to subscribe not only for Sprott but for all 
that H. shall put out. 

Sept. 22, 1719. Cfharles] Coffin, to H. (Rawl. 4. 89). Asks H. to send 
by bearer, who will pay for them, the books for Sir Robert Throckmorton 
and Mr. Wollascott. 

Sept. 22, 1719. C. Eyston to H. (Rawl. 5. 40). Hearty thanks for kind 
letter sent to Sir John Curzon's. Esteems himself ' very unfortunate to bee 
from home at the Nick of time you were most at Leizure to make a Tripp to 
Hendred ; and now in a manner despaire of seeing you this Winter, w ct 
indeed is a Most Sensible Mortification to me, for I long of all thinges to 
shew you and discourse you upon some passages in Harpesfyld's Treatise 
of Divorce, and other odd thinges, w cb I flatter my selfe you will look upon to 
bee worth your Consideration.' If H. could fix a time to come over, would 
ask Mr. Coffin to meet him and assist him in perusing C. E.'s old writings. 
Has at least a peck of little deeds, many of which have very remarkable seals, 
' being Instruments that relate to the Abby's of Bee in Normandy and that of 
Reading.' On his return, found a MS. sent by Mr. Blount of Mapledurham 
for Dr. Rawlinson : if H. could come over and peruse it, he could judge 
whether it would be useful to Dr. R. in his work about the Antiquities 
of Oxfordshire. Sends subscriptions for himself and his kinsman, Harry 
Englefield, for Neubrigensis and Sprott. Please send, by bearer, half a dozen 
more copies of advertisement. Sends the 3oj. H. laid out for Anglia Sacra. 

Sept. 22, 1719. G-. Hearne to H. (Rawl. 26. 18). Thankfully received 
the things H. sent. ' I have been in such a miserable Languishing Condition, 
with a Continual Paine both night and Day, in bed and up, that I could not do 
as otherwise I designed to have hop'd about to have gotten som Antique 
fragm* 8 of Parchments or Papers, w ch I yet intend to doe some time hereafter, 
:f God spare my life and grant me a little longer time and some ease. So 
[ send you now but this on old book, w oh your uncle told me he shew'd you at 
Easter : where [sic] 'tis worth sending or not, I put [it] up in the bag.' Please 
;end Mrs. Dodwell's books as soon as possible. ' A[s] for the token, as I told 
r ou, it will do me the greatest kindness about Marlow-faire or Luke's-tide, if 
iod enables you and stirs you up. And we shall be more obliged than ever 



Sept. 23 (Wed.). D r . Hudson told me on Sund. last y* he believ'd 
D r . Halley now being grown old, would never do Ptolemy. He said he 
had made his Will. He said y* he had burnt ye 3*1 & 4*11 Vol. of his 
Geographers, because they would not sell, tho' he had printed off a 
supernumerary Quantity of Dionysius's Periegesis, & y* they paid for y e 
i Impression. But I cannot believe what he said, he being too great a Lover 
of Money to burn those Books, & therefore he would rather have sold 
them for wast Paper y n burn them. 

Sept. 24 (Th.). This Day M r . J. Lewis being in Oxford, in his way 
10 to Wales, I had much discourse with him. He is going to the Place of 
his Nativity, Maesgwyn in Denbighshire, to live there, young Matthews 
ye Printer, with whom he intrusted Vox populi, vox Dei, having betrayed 
him. Matthews is now in Newgate. Lewis designs to leave off his 
Trade of Bookselling. 

He said W. Baxter's Book is of no great Esteem, & that Baxter is still 
a Presbyterian in his Heart. 

Sept. 25 (Fri.). Meeting Dr. Charlett accidentally in High-Street, 
Oxon., he told me y 4 D r . Musgrave of Exeter design'd to write something in an Appendix to his Geta. 

to Sept. 26 (Sat.). I am told y* D r . Musgrave's Book, wt he stiles 
Belgium Romanum, is most wretched, trifling, silly Stuff. 

Last Night I was with M r . W m Thomas, who is now in Oxford. As 
far as I can gather, he has a great hand in Moses Williams's Design of 
printing some British or Welch Things, & he is mightily for having them 
only in y' Language. I believe y e reason is, because neither of y m is 
Master enough of y e Language to give a Translation. M r . Lewis told 
me y* it is foolish (& so look'd upon by most, indeed, almost all) to put 
them out w th out a Translation, w cb , indeed, would be proper ; but he 
said he believ'd Moses Williams was not Master of Latin enough; so 
30 I believe, too, tho' Moses thinks himself fit. 

M r . Lewis told me y* M*. Lhuyd's Arch. Brit, should have been in 
Latin, & yt it was despised at Paris & elsewhere, partly because 'twas not 
in y* Language. 

M r . Thomas told me y* Baxter formerly offered his Book to a Book- 
seller to print, but y l the Bookseller would do nothing 'till he shew'd it to 
some body. Accordingly, M r . Baxter gave him y* leave, & he shew'd 
it to D r . Edm, Gibson, who said it was poor, trifling Stuff, & not fit to be 

about that time ; 'tis here but a sickly time. . . . My wife has had such a violent 
paine [in] her head this month almost, that has much cast her down, but now 
somwhat better. . . . Your sister is well, I thank God : she lives near 
Wicumb. . . . Your poore uncle is in a bad, poor condition ; I know not what 
to doe with him, for he lies most of his time in bed.' [PS.] ' Here is great 
Want of Water this Dry time. Let us heare from you about Marlow faire, if 

Sept. 26, 1719. R. Mead to H. (Rawl. 8. 46). Received yesterday 
31 copies of Neubrigensis, for which he has paid Mr. Thomas Rawlinson 
26. 5J. Has also sent 10 guineas as an acknowledgment of H.'s present. 
Account of subscribers for Sprott. 

Sept. 23-29.] VOLUME LXXX11I, PAGES 162-170 51 

printed ; upon w ch , Baxter laid it up, with a Design to destroy it. Gibson 
judg'd right enough of its being poor stuff. 

On Wednesday Night last a Duel happened at a Tavern in Westminster, 
between 10 & u at Night, between Major Thompson and Captain 
Leighton (of the first Regim* of Foot Guards), Bach, of Arts & Stud* of 
X 4 Ch., in w ch the latter was kill'd upon the Spot, & y e other very much 
wounded. This Leighton was a good natur'd, sensible Man, but very 
quarrelsome in his drink. They were gaming, & Leighton is said to have 
been drunk, & to have given y e first Affront by striking Thompson three 
times with his Cane. 10 

Sept. 27 (Sun.). D r . George Smalridge, BP of Bristoll and Dean of 
X* Ch., Oxon., died some time this last night of an Apoplexy, having had 
two Fits before. 

There are particular Accounts, w<5h may be relied on, that K. James 3 d 
(whom they commonly call the Pretender) is not only arrived at Rome, 
but that he has consummated his Marriage with the Princess Sobieski 
(a beautifull* young Creature), at the Palace of Cardinal Albani, with 
a great deal of Ceremony, the Cardinal having treated them with all 
possible Magnificence. 

Sept. 28 (Mon.). The Bell at Christ-Church rung at eleven Clock to 
Yesterday Morning for the BP of Bristoll, who, I am told, died about six 
y* Morning, as he was getting up for Prayers, having been at nine Clock 
Prayers the Night before. 

Yesterday, one M r . Jebb, a young Non-Juring Clergyman, call'd upon 
me. He hath published a Piece of Justin Martyr, Gr. Lat., & is now 
upon Aristides, w cl1 , he says, he intends to print at y e Theatre. 

Sept. 20 (Tu.). D r . Smalridge was buried this Afternoon in y e 
Cathedral of X 4 Church, at 4 Clock. 

Sept. 27, 1719. H. to T. Bawlinson (Rawl. 34. 60). Account of sub- 
scriptions received for Sprott. Obliged to Mr. Wagstaffe for present of 
books. Thanks for T. R.'s kind presents. Since T. R. wants the books 
relating to the Spanish Match returned, will read them through quickly, 
and possibly borrow them again. ' For ought I know it may be proper 
to publish M r . Mostyn's Book without entering into y e Subject, & some- 
thing else may be joyn'd so as to make a Volume. For I find some are 
against my writing ab* it, for fear, it may be, of some Truths.' Glad T. R. 
is gathering subscriptions so expeditiously. 

Sept. 28, 1719. Sir H. Sloane to H. (Rawl. 9. 79). Has received 
copy of Neubrigensis and paid Mr. Clements for that and Sprott. 

Sept. 29, [1719]. T. Baker to H. (Rawl. 23. 142). Thanks for letter 
and book. It is the cheapest book he has purchased this long time ; '& 
my only concern is least the Editor may not have the same advantage with 
his Subscribers. As to your next design, I have nothing material to offer 
concerning the Historiola, w ch I always lookt upon as one entire Fable, & 
the fruitfull Invention of a teeming Monkish Brain, & you do it too much 
honor, in giving it an Edition.' [See Diary, p. 52.] Account of several 
other copies of the same book. Can give no account of the reputed author 
Cantelupe. Sends copy of his epitaph from Bale's MS. Anglorum Heliades 
in Lord Harley's library. Thanks for offer to copy what T. B. wants from 
Hamond's map : will not give H. so much trouble. Has met with the 



Sept. 30 (Wed.). The Speech at y Grave of D r . Smalridge was 
spoke by M r . John White, one of the Censors of the College, tho' it was 
intended to have been done by M r . Rich d Foulkes. 

D r . Stratford, I hear, made sad lamentation for the Death of the D*., 
perhaps because he finds now that he shall loose some of y e arbitrary 
Power he used to claim & exercise. 

Oct. 1 (Th.). M r . W m Thomas hath certainly a great hand in Moses 
Williams's Design of publishing Welch Pieces, & is now dabbling in 
Oxford ab* it, pretending to mighty Skill in that and other Matters, 
10 & indeed, sets up for a Dictator, & would fain seem mighty cunning, but 
I find that he is much laugh'd at by such as know him throughly. He 
appears, however, to be a Friend to the Writer of these Matters, who is 
willing to think well of him. 

Oct. 2 (Fri.). It is generally said now in Oxford that D r . Smalridge 
dyed of a Polypus in the Heart. Yet they allow that he had an Apoplexy 
twice before. He was 58 Years of Age. D r . John Frein^i had before 
given his opinion that he had a Polypus, & that he would go off very 
suddenly, & D r . S. was very sensible of it. 

Oct. 3 (Sat.). D r . Foulkes writes me word y* Sir Thomas Sebright 
ao hath certainly got a MS. of Rob* of Avesbury, & that he designs to send 
it me. 

Oct. 4 (Sun.). M r . Baker of Cambridge seems to be of opinion that 
Cantilupe was not Author of the Historiola de origine et antiquitate 

Bishop of Ely's other perfect copy of Holinshed, 'with the Arms of all or 
most of the noble Families . . . fairly depicted in the Margin, from the Con- 
quest to the year 1 342.' Dr. Thorp having refused the mastership of Emmanuel 
College, the fellows have chosen Dr. Savage. 

Oct. 1, 1719. H. to T. Rawlinson (Rawl. 34. 61). Names of subscribers 
for Sprott sent by Dr. Mead, and account of subscriptions received 
from T. R. for Neubrigensis. Those that cannot have large copies of 
Sprott must be content with small. [PS.] ' I do not expect y e Use of any 
of my L d H . . .'s Books, w*ever may have been said. But take care how 
you mention this.' 

Oct. 1, 1719. W. Foulkes to H. (Rawl. 14. 134). < S* Thomas Sebright 
returns y u thanks for y r handsome Present, as well as for the Justice y u have 
done his MS. by y r learned Preface, and the correct and noble edition y u 
have given the world of it.' H. may expect Robert de Avesbury about 
a week hence. Account of the contents of the book. If H. finds it of 
use, Sir Thomas gives him liberty to keep it as long as he pleases, and to 
publish it, if deserving. Sir T. S. wishes to subscribe for four large and 
two small copies of Sprott. Respects to Mr. Whiteside, and thanks for 
civilities at Oxford. 

Oct. 1, 1719. O. Harbin to H. (Rawl. 7. 18). Payments for Neubrigensis 
and Sprott. If H. has a copy of Neubrigensis left, wants one for a friend. 

\c. Oct. 2, 1719.] Thomas Thache to H. (Rawl. 5. 136). Has been 
to H.'s room three or four times, but has never found him in. Leaves 
Mr. Furney's subscription for Neubrigensis, for which he wants receipt. 

Oct. 4, 1719. H. to T. Rawlinson (Rawl. 34. 62). Received box 
safely, and has sent acknowledgments to the Dr. Account of subscrip- 
tions received for Sprott. ' Our Work is so forward that we are now printing 

Sett. so-Oct. e.] VOLUME LXXXIII, PAGES 170-175 53 

Universitatis Cantabrigiensis. He looks upon it as all monkish Forgery, 
and is of Leland's Opinion (Com. in Cygn. Cant., voc. Granta) as to the 
Credit of it. 

Oct. 5 (Mon.). M r . William Thomas was with me for some time 
to-day, and, notwithstanding w k is said above, I believe him to be an 
honest Gent. He hath good natural Parts, is very good natur'd, hath 
a good Insight into Books, & is learned beyond his Education, he having 
been bred as a servant in the Earl of Oxford's Family. So that w* I writ 
before is to be look'd upon as y e Effect of some People's Discourse, not 
as the Result of my own Judgm*. 10 

Mr. Thomas told me that H. Wanley had prepar'd one Vol. of our 
Engl. Historians for y e Press, transcrib'd by him p^y from Bodley & p 41 ? 
from y Harleyan Library. He said Wanley told him that Sprott's 
Chronicle, that I am now printing, was printed already, shewing thereby 
his Ignorance. 

Oct. 6 (Tu.). Yesterday, at two Clock in the Afternoon, D r . Shippen 

Ramsey. You need not be sollicitous ab* large Paper, but rather get for 
the small, if People will be contented.' 

Oct. 4, 1719. E. Arblaster to H. (Rawl. i. 125). Received H.'s kind 
letter. Sends, by the Lichfield carrier, his second subscription for Neu- 
brigensis, and first subscription for Sprott for himself and Walter Gough, 
Esq., of Old Furlongs, co. Stafford. ' Yesterday I reviewed the old Eto- 
cetum, where I met with three more Coins of that place, which the people 
of Wall have A Notion are Csezar's. They are somewhat dear ; mear 
Ignorant people being now apprized of the value of such Antiquitys.' 
Hopes to be at Antiquity Hall a little after Christmas. [Note by Hearne : 
'Answered, Dec. 28, 1719.'] 

Oct. 5, 1719. Gilbert Lake to H. (Rawl. 7. 138). Received letter of 
pth ult. Begs H., as he walks towards Friar Bacon's study, to call upon 
Mr. Bury in ' S*. Toles,' who will pay for Neubrigensis and Sprott. Wants 
to be a subscriber for all H. shall publish. ' Old J n Bridges is gone into 
the West : he left his last Will with me, w ch is the 4 & twentieth he has 
made within twenty years. He is now, I believe, in or near great Torrington 
in Devon. I cannot tell whether you are in his Will or not ; I know you 
are very much in his Favour.' Account of brass basins found at Chippenham. 
[See Diary, p. 60.] 

[e. Oct. 5, 1719.] J. Anstis to H. (Rawl. 19. 59). [This letter is 
written on the blank sheet of a letter from Peniston Lamb to Anstis, dated 
Oct. 3, 1719, informing him that Mr. Sylvester Petyt is dead and has left 
him a trustee for disposing of his charity.] ' You see by this letter that 
you must haue some patience about the Historical Poem, till the matters 
mentioned in this letter can be setled, which being of so very great a concern 
will doubtlesse require a decree in Chancery, if not an Act of Parl*. I find 
by an extract of the will now shewn me ... that M r . Petyt's first care 
is about this 40o lj . w ch his brother gaue for printing, And you may depend 
upon my desire of y r accepting it, w ch , as farr as I guesse, may now be 
more in my power than formerly ; but I verily beleiue it cannot be con- 
veniently done without y r presence here. And you may be certain the same 
shall be worth y r time to y r own satisfaction.' Poor Clements being dead, 
does not know how to send the MS. of St. Augustine's and the Textus 

Oct. 6, [1719]. T. Baker to H. (Rawl. 33. n). Extract from Bale's 


was readmitted V. Chanc. The Pro-Vice-chancellours are D*. Charlett, 
Dr. Dobson, Dr. Baron, & Dr. Cob. 

Oct. 7 (Wed.). M'. Petyt, Brother to Mr. Petyt the Writer, is dead l , 
and hath left M r . Anstis, with others, Trustees for the disposing of his 
Charity, w h amounts to above 20000 libs. He was buried Yesterday 
(from his Chambers in Barnard's Inne) in S*. Andrew's. 

Thomas Jett, Esq., F.R.S., informs me that M r , of Gray's Inn, 

hath several valuable MSS., one of which particularly relates to Bathe. 

Oct. 8 (Th.). M r . Jett told me that Dr. Rich d Rawlinson hath most 

10 certainly the chief Hand in y e Books of Antiquities printed by y* vile 

Fellow, Curie, & y* they are despis'd, & that they have done much 

prejudice, not only to my good Friend y e Doctor, but to his Brother, 

another of my honest Friends, Tho. Rawlinson, Esq. 

Anglorum Heliades concerning Nicholas Cantelupe. More about his His- 
toriola. In answer to H.'s inquiry, probably F. Thynne put the arms in 
the Holinshed, having been a herald and author of the suppressed edition. 
Will look at Robert de Avesbury the first time he goes to Benet College. 
Dr. Brady quotes him as author of the Life of Edward III in Sir S. D'Ewes' 
library : if there, it must now be in the Earl of Oxford's. Will ask Wanley 
about it. 

Oct. 7, 1719. Sir P. Sydenham to H. (Rawl. 9. 144). Apologizes for 
not replying sooner. ' I can assure you it has not proceeded from any slight 
or disrespect, but from y e many troubles & disorders y* my debts & other 
aflictions has occasioned. 1 Will ask Mr. Hunt to pay for two copies of 
Sprott. Finds that he has three copies of the second and only one of the 
third volume of Leland's Itinerary : asks H. to rectify the mistake. ' Mr. 
Sprint of this County formerly came to me & offered me a Mss. of Higden, 
w ch he supposes differs much from y e printed one, but I wanted money 
to purchase.' 

Oct. 8, 1719. H. to T. Rawlinson (Rawl. 34. 63). 'I thought I had 
been plain before. I now tell you as plainly as I can that I have not room for 
any more large Paper, after I have got your own, your Brother's, & M r . Fes- 
tail's . . . Subscriptions. ... I desire that you would take no more for large 
Paper. I cannot imagin that I am in such a likelyhood of loosing my Friends 
for my acting honestly. This will be but a poor Reward (God wot !) for 
Honesty. If I knew who were perpetual Subscribers, I could put them down 
accordingly, but whereas every time my Lists differ, I must not venture purely 
because, perhaps, such and such may come in. I am concern'd y* you should 
take it amiss y* my large Paper are fill'd up. You knew the number at first, 
& might have secur'd twenty, had you pleased. But it may be you were not 
sure who would have them, & so was willing to stay till you could talk 
with the Persons. I think you hinted as much when you told me you would 
ask them to subscribe. You see I deal roundly & fairly.' 

Oct. 8, 1719. H. Hall to H. (Rawl. 7. 2). Glad H. has the ninth 
volume of Leland by him, ' w ch I doubt not but my Good Friend, M r . Lowndes, 
will be fond of at y r price ' : will receive an answer from him in a day or two. 
Hopes he is not too late to subscribe for Sprott. Mr. Wright will pay 
subscription. ' I hope you will now consider me as living remote from 
conversation w th y e world & news, & therefore will favour me with y r 
correspondence, w ch cannot fail of being both entertaining and instructive.' 

1 He died the a d inst. 

Oct. 6-13.] VOLUME LXXXIII, PAGES 175-180 55 

Oct. 9 (Fri.)- M r . Jett told me he hath y e most compleat Holling- 
shede's Chron. (without any Supplies by writing) now in England. 

Oct. 10 (Sat.). Yesterday I bought a MS. in English of the New 
Testament, written ab* y e Time of Edw. 3, & is supposed to be WicklifFs 
Translation. It belong'd lately to Edw. Etterick, Esq., Fellow of 
New-Coil. I have mention'd it in my Preface to Camden's Eliz. 
M r . Etterick being dead, I got it of a Bookseller who bought his Books. 

Baron Price says that D r . Humphreys, late BP of Hereford, told him 
he had wrote a Defence of ArchbP Williams, which y e BP was confident 
would satisfy every body (but I suppose not). Since y 6 BP' S Death, y e x 
Baron hath inquired amongst his Relations, but can hear no Tidings of it. 

Oct. 11 (Sun.). M r . Jett bought in Oxford of a Bookseller a little 
Field's Bible, for w ch he gave 265. 

M r . W m Lloyd (commonly called D r ., he being a Lambeth D r .), 
Chancellour of Worcester, died ab fc 3 Weeks since. He was Prebendary 
also of Wore., & had 2 livings. He was Son of the late D r . W m Lloyd, 
BP of Worcester, & left Children behind him. 

On Wednesd. last died M r . Lorrain, Ordinary of New-Gate, a great Villain. 

Oct. 12 (Mon.). The Account in the News Papers of M r . Petyt's 
Death, above mentioned, is that Counsellor Petyt, as they hear, who died a 
above a Week since in Barnard's Inn, in Holborn, left most of his Estate 
to charitable Uses; He hath left 14000!. for the building and endowing 
of a Free-schoole in Yorkshire, where he was born, 28!. per annum for 
the putting out of 4 poor Boys of S*. Andrew's Parish every year, at 7!. 
apiece, Apprentice, and an Estate of 12!. per Annum to be distributed 
amongst the Poor of the said Parish every Year. Tuesday Evening last 
his Corps was carried from his Chambers at Barnard's-Inn, and interred 
at S*. Andrew's Church in Holborn, and all those invited to the Funeral 
had Rings and Gloves. 

Oct. 13 (Tu.). Yesterday M r . * Bowles of Oriel Coll. took y Degree 30 
of Master of Arts. 

Oct. 9, 1719. H. to J. Murray (Rawl. 112. 87). Account of delivery of 
copies of Neubrigensis and of payments received. All large copies of Sprott 
were subscribed for before the receipt of J. M.'s last letter. Those who 
desire small copies must be as expeditious as possible. ' M r . Jett and I, 
and one or two more, dined yesterday at a little snug House in the Skirts 
of Oxford ; after w ch , we went to Antiquity Hall. We drank your Health, & 
wish'd for your Company. But I find your ill State of Health would not 
permitt you to come to Oxford at this time. I most heartily wish that 
you may be perfectly recovered, & that I may see you in a little time. 
I am now printing your MSi, of Ramsey, w ch is to be one of the Pieces that 
are to accornpany Sprott.' 

Oct. 9, 1719. T. Allen to H. (Rawl. i. 8). Thanks for kind letter. 
Directions for sending Neubrigensis. Wants three small copies of Sprott. 
' I thank God I am pretty well, w ch few are in these parts at this time. 
I hope Oxford is healthier.' 

Oct. 13, 1719. H. to T. Bawlinson (Rawl. 34. 64). Encloses receipts 

[' MV is altered from ' pert, silly.'] 


Oct. 14 (Wed.). This Morning, at 9 Clock, was a Convocation to 
elect into a Parsonage. Quaere w*, & who elected ? I hear since that 
the Place is the Rectory of Grafton in Worcestershire, the Presentation 
to w * 1 was claim'd by the University, upon account of my Lord Shrews- 
bury's being a Papist. Candidates were M r . Sutton, Curate of the Place, 
M r . Lamprey, M.A. & Chaplain of X 4 Church, & Mr. Symonds of Trinity 
College. Sutton had few Votes. So the matter lay between Lamprey 
and Symmonds, and the latter carried it by a Majority of about 18. 
But, after all, it is said he will not be able to keep it, because my L d 
10 Shrewsbury parted with the R fc of Presentation to a Protestant about 
a Year since. 

Oct. 15 (Th.). On Friday last my Lord Abbington being hunting 
several Miles from Oxford, the Deer, being pursued by the Dogs, came 
through the Water by Magdalen College, and so went to Merton Coll. 
Field, & so to Corpus X tj Coll. back Gate, & so into the College, where 
it was kill'd by the College before y e Dogs came out, against which the 
Gate was shut. It is suppos'd that the Deer belong'd to Windsor 

for last subscriptions. Has room for 47 small copies of Sprott. T. R.'s 
box of books came safely. Thanks for presents. Dr. Mead has a most 
curious collection : has read the catalogue and will return it with other 

Oct. 13, 1719. B. L. Calvert to H. (Rawl. 4. 4). The doctor's advising 
him to drink the waters [at Bath] has hindered him from returning to Oxford. 
Cannot sufficiently lament the death of the Dean of Christ Church. Encloses 
letter for Mr. Greaves. Tell Mr. Lamprey B.L.C. has performed his promise 
to his friend Warneford : ' & that the Bishop assured me I should find 
the Effects of my recommendation, if there appear'd no manifest objection 
against him.' Expects to see H. next week. 

Oct. 13, 1710. W. [Fleetwood, bp. of] Ely to H. (Rawl. 5. 73*). 
Is sending a ' Curiosity ' which he found amongst some old books he pur- 
chased of his predecessor at Ely. It seems to have been made before Arabic 
figures were in use with us : guesses the date to be about Edward III. 

[Oct. 15, 1719.] Q. Hearne to H. (Rawl. 28. 106). 'Having at present 
nothing ealce to send but my Dearest love, with my wive's, and our hearty and 
unfeigned thanks, beside our fervent Prayers, which we send up Daily to God 
Almighty for your health and welfFare, we doe by this Letter present our 
thanks unto you for as well for all former Kindnesses shewed unto us, but 
more especially for Kinde and good tokens which you sent and we safely and 
thankfully Received from the Carrier at Bray-wicke : it came so seasonably 
to our Relief and Comfort at this Juncture in our Calamitie that we can never 
make amends but only w th our Prayers and good wishes. I gave the token to 
your uncle [William Hearne], who has sent you enclosed his thanks in the best 
Manner be could, poor man, and an account of some things he could meet 
with. [See Diary, p. 69.] Simon Gregorie also thanks you heartilly, and 
wishes he could doe you at any time any further service. Deare S., I wax 
still more Lame every day than other, and which adds more to my affliction, 
my poor wife hath been verry ill of late ; she hath been always since I was 
Lame a very great suppor[t] & Comfort to me, and so I do and must acknow- 
ledge. Agues and feavers are very Rife here. Poor old Mattingly is just 
dead and buryed, a man of 86 yeares old. [See Diary, p. 60.] I suppose 
M r8 . Dodwell expects those books as soon as possible you can send 'em.' 
[PS.] ' M r . Griffyth gave me an account that D r . Smalridg, the L<* BPP of 

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Oct. 16 (Fri.). Last Night was buried at S*. Marie's in Oxford 
Mr. Tho. Acworth, B.D., & formerly Student of X* Church. D r . Jane 
us'd to say of him that he was one of the best Disputants in Oxford. 
He died Mond. last. * 

Oct. 17 (Sat.). Last Night S*. Marie's Bell in Oxford rang out for 
M r . Ant. Addison, Minister of S fc . Hellen's, Abbingdon, who hath left 
a widow & children, w ch Widow was the Relict of one Crutch, Cook of 

Oriel College [ ]. I have formerly made some mention of 

this Matter. As for Addison, he was a huffing Blade, but very neat and 
spruse, when of Queen's Coll. In so much that it was not a little 10 
wondered at, when it was known that he had married this fat, nasty 
woman, who was even then (tho' 'tis about 30 years agoe) a great drinker 
of Brandy. This M r . Addison was also Minister of Hampton- Powell in 
Oxfordshire, wch belongs to Queen's College. 

Oct. 18 (Sun.)- Th e late BP of Bristoll Dr. Smalridge's Books, 
I hear, are to be dispos'd of by Sale. There is amongst them the 
Lovure [si'f] Edition of the Councils, w ch is a most noble Book as to the 
print, tho' not so usefull an Ed. as Labbe's. There is also Rymer's 
Fcedera, all but 3 vols. A compleat Set of these Fcedera is sometimes 
sold for an Hundred Pounds. ao 

Oct. 19 (Mon.). This Day D r . Harrison of All Souls brought to me 
the MS. of Sir Thomas Sebright's, in w<& Rob fc of Avesbury is contain'd. 
'Tis a fine one. Avesbury was Register of the Court of Canterbury. 
The MS. written near y e time of K. Edw. III. 

Oct. 20 (Tu.). This being K. George's Coronation Day, more than 
ordinary Rejoycings were made upon that occasion at Wadnam College 
by D r . Baker, Warden of y* Place, thinking by that means to gain a BPPrick 
or a Deanery. 

Oct. 21 (Wed.). In the year 1688 came out, in 8, at London, 
Reflexions on If, Gilbert Burnefs Travels, &c. It is a Translation from 3 
the Latin. The Author seems to have been a Frenchman. There are 
many good and just Remarks in it against Burnett, whose Ignorance 
(as well as his contradictions, and Impudence, & Knavery) is discovered 

Bristoll, was dead, who, as he said, was a good friend to your Universitie, and 
a true Church of England man. Let me know, when you write, who succeeds 
Deane of Gh. Church.' 

Oct. 21, 1719. R. Gravea to H. (Rawl. 6. 125). Received kind letter 
and books : thanks for care about the latter. ' I am much concern'd, S r , to 
find you have put your self to the Expence of a Plate with my name to it.' 
Encloses two guineas for books and binding. Begs H. to accept the book 
and little piece of gold. [PS.] Copy of epitaph of John Hough the Royalist, 
in churchyard at Bowdon in Cheshire. Cannot remember whether date 
of month and year was given. Anxious to have draughts made of some 
effigies, arms, and inscriptions of the Danvers family in Waterstock Church, 
:o. Oxon. : asks H. to recommend a person who could do them exactly. 

j>. Oct. 21, 1719.] T. Baker to H. (Rawl. 23.141). Extract from the quarto 
idition of Bale's De Scriptoribus concerning Nicholas Cantelupe. Remarks on 


in many Places, tho' it must be allow'd that some of the Author's 
Observations are but slight. In the Preface he takes notice that tho' 
Benj. Priolus's History, from the death of Lewis XIII, K. of France, to 
the death of Cardinal Mazarin, in 12 Books, in Latin, be so much 
applauded by the generality of learned men, yet there are abundance of 
things in it that will scarce admitt of an excuse, & that whole Paragraphs are 
transcribed from Lipsius, & entire pages out of Barclay's Argenis. He 
notes that Lipsius's style is Latin, indeed, but crude and harsh ; Barclay's 
pleasant and florid, but not Latin. Yet, after all, he allows this Perform- 
to ance of Priolus to be very good, & to be a true History. In p. 30, he 
animadverts upon Burnett's Criticism upon this Passage in Vegetius: 
Scio semper mensuram a Mario Consule exactam. Burnett says a is in 
no MS., and Mario Consule is a mistake for trium cubitorum 1 . He reads 
it, therefore, Scio mensuram trium cubitorum fuisse semper exactam. 
This is an absurd Reading, & not countenanc'd by the MSS. Stewechius 
more right, who thought a Mario Consule to be an Interpolation. 
A Cubit is six Hands' breadth, that is, 24 Digits, as Vitruvius says. In 
p. 50, he observes that whatever specious Titles these Letters may carry, 
as Zurich, Milan, Florence, Rome, or the like, yet they were all composed 
ao at Amsterdam. In p. 60, he notes that Burnett had a more than ordinary 
kindness for the female Sex. P. 86, he observes of Thuanus, y* he used 
to say that Father Paul only, among all the modern Historians, was equal 
to any of the ancients. Father Paul, or Paul Sarpius, wrote his 
History under the name of Petrus Suavis. P. 120, he takes notice of 
Burnett's speaking of two Nuns who changed their Sex. And in p. 140, 
he reflects upon the D r .' 8 accounts of the Nunns, particularly her of 
Strasburg [ ]. 

Oct. 22 (Th.). Yesterday died M r . Sedgley, a Bookbinder of Oxford, 
in the 72 d Year of his Age. He was an extraordinary good Binder. 

30 Oct. 23 (Fri.). An. 1681 was printed at London, in Q to , A Voice 
from the Dead : or the Speech of an old, noble Peer : being the excellent 
Oration of the learned and famous Boetius to the Emperour Theodoricus. 
'Tis in 8 Pages. It was design'd as a Wipe upon K. Charles II. I know 
not who was the Publisher or Translater. At the End he hath subjoyn'd 

the edition. ' I hear M r . Wanley is to come to Wymple, but is so busy 
in digesting My Lord Harley's Mss. that he has not yet seen Cambridge. 
If I do not see him shortly, I will write to him, & hope then to send you an 
Answere both from him & Benet College concerning Rob. de Avesbury. 
I am sorry to hear of the difficulties you meet with in pursuance of your 
Studies & usefull designs. It is strange to me that any one should be denied 
Books, that can make such good use of them.' 

Oct. 22, 1719. W. [Fleetwood, bp. of] Ely toH. (Rawl. 5. 73 C ) Glad 
all he sent came safely. Sends another sheet of the Almanac (for such he 
thinks it must be), which he has since found. When H. has looked it over, 
wants his opinion of it. 

Oct. 23, 1719. C. Eyston to H. (Rawl. 5. 41). Acknowledges receipt 
of Anglia Sacra and obliging letter. Is desired to subscribe for William 

1 III. C., w ch by mistake became M. C. 

Oct. 21-25.] VOLUME LXXXII1, PAGES 187-196 59 

this Note : ' Boetius, who made this Oration, was Author of that In- 
comparable Philosophical Discourse, De Consolatione, being Consul of 
Rome under the said Theodoricus, the first Emperour of the Gothish Race, 
about the Year of our Lord 500. And this Speech was first Publisht 
long since in Causin's Holy Court, fol. 290, in these very words, as any 
person may find that pleases to Examin it. But Obsequium arm'cos, 
veritas odium parit : the Upshot of the Business was, That the Emperour 
was much offended at this his freedom, and being spur'd on by his three 
Mischievous Favourites, Trigilla, Congiastus, and Cyprianus, first Banisht, 
and afterwards Murder'd, the wise and faithful Boetius, who had served 10 
him many years with an Intire and Irreproachable Loyalty. And soon 
after, Theodoricus himself Died distracted, and the Empire, in a very few 
years, was snatcht from his Successor by the Victorious Armsofjustt'm'an, 
Emperour of Constantinople! 

Oct. 24 (Sat.). This Morning, at '8 Clock, the Bell at S*. Peter's in 
the East, Oxon., rung out for Thomas Wildgoose the University Painter 
(as his Father had been before), who died sometime last Night of the 
Gout and Dropsy, aged near 50. 

Oct. 25 (Sun.). March 22, 1648, came out, in Q to (in 27 Pages), 
A Declaration of the Parliament of England, expressing the Grounds of 20 
their late Proceedings, and of Setting the present Government in the way 
of a Free State, It is a most horrid, vile piece of Cant, & as it justifies 
the Rebellion, & the beheading of the King, & exclusion of his Issue, so 
it says (p. 7) that K. James dyed a violent Death. 

Anno 1588 was pr. at Lond., in 4*, a little Thing called, The tryumph 
of true Subiectes, being an account of Q. Eliz.' 8 Progress to Paul's Crosse, 
Nov. xxiiii, y* Year. It is a canting Thing, flattering y' Queen, who 
lov'd Flattery. The Author, John Phillips. The ip th of that Month 
had been a thanksgiving through her Dominions. The Author observes 
y fc she took notice of the portrature of her royal person over Ludgate, 30 
most gallantly and gorgiously erected on y* Gate, w cb was founded by 

Lewis Legrand, Esq., of Maiden Early. When Sir Richard More returns, 
will inform him that H.'s subscriptions are nearly filled up. Regrets he was 
away from home at the very time H. could have come over : hopes to see him 
at Christmas, when he will be truly welcome. ' Since you looke upon what 
I haue scribled of Glastonbury to bee worth your Consideration, you shall 
haue it whenever you please to take a Copy of it, and when you haue done 
that, dress it up in what dress you please, and, in God's Name, print it. 
I haue only this request to you, that my Name may not the least bee men- 
tion'd, and that Nothing that is in it may bee turned to the Disadvantage 
of [the] Cath. Religion ; for my owne part I owne my selfe to bee a Meere 
Plagiary, and haue transcribed whole Paragraphs, by tackeing them togeather 
w th the Copulatives of a But and an And. I haue been of late much taken up, 
so haue not had time to review it.' 

Oct. 24, 1719. J. Bridges to H. (Rawl. 3. 62). Has been rambling 
about the county so long, that H. won't wonder at his slowness in answering 
his letter of the and. Since H. is so desirous of exchanging his large copies 
of Neubrigensis for a proportionable number of small, does not know how 
:o deny his request. [PS.] The name of the bookseller at Northampton 
s Fowler, not Glover. Intends for London about ten days hence. 


king Lud, sixe yeeres before the natiuitie of Christ, and after reedified 
by the Cittizens of London, after the natiuity of Christ, in the 28 yeere 
of her highnes' raigne, Anno 1586. I gather from this Tract y l it was 
customary in those days to sing a Psalm after Sermon. 

Oct. 26 (Mon.). Last Night Tho. Wildgoose the Painter was buried 
in S fc . Peter's Church Yard in the East. This is the Man y* copied the 
Pictures in the French Book of K. Rich. II, in the Possession of lately 
of [sic] M r . Francis Cherry of Shottesbrooke ; the reading part having 
been copied by himself from the MS. y* he had borrowed of D r . Hickes. 
10 In the Church of Waterstock, near Tame in Oxfordshire, is this 
Inscription : 

Orate pro animabus filise Jacobi Finys l qui istam 

ecclesiam fecerunt 2 anno grade MCCCCLXXX. 

Oct. 27 (Tu.). The Reverend M'. Gilbert Lake, B.D. & Vicar of 
Chippenham in Wilts., writes thus in a Letter I rec d from him, dated 
Oct. 5, 1716: 

In a Brazier's Shop of this Town (Chippenham) I met lately with 2 Basins 
made of Brass. I can make nothing of the letters in the largest. In the 
other, the following ones are 5 times successively imbost in a circle, 
ao [Inscription omitted.] In a less circle in the same Basin, more letters are 
imboss'd, w ch I can make nothing of. The middle of the Basin is Adam 
& Eve, imbosst pretty high between the Tree, with y e serpent twisted about 
it. If you think these Basins worth preserving, pray let me know, & I will 
soon make them my own. 


[Verses on pp. iii and iv about a sermon of the rev. Jonathan Colley, precentor of 
Christ Church, omitted. Heame has added this note: 'Aug. 31, 1719. The 
fores d Verses were communicated to me by my kind Friend, M r . Edw d Prideaux 
Gwyn, Nobleman of X* Ch., Oxon.'] 

3 o Oct. 18 3 (Wed., Sim. & Jude). Out of a Letter I recd from White 
Waltham in Berks., dated Oct. 15, 1719, ' Poor old Mattingly is just dead 
and buryed, a man of 86 yeares old.' The said Mattingly was commonly 
called Corporal Mattingly, having been one of the Corporals for the 
Militia in K. James the II d ' 8 time, under Captain Sawyer, in the Isle of 
Wight, as he had been also a Corporal for the Militia in behalf of the 
King ag* Monmouth's Rebellion. He was a lusty, vigorous Man. 

Oct. 27, 1719. H. to T. Kawlinson (Rawl. 34. 65). Sends receipts 
for subscriptions for Sprott. The two MSS. came safely : has written about 
them to Mr. Anstis. Thanks for this and other favours. Cannot send 
boxes back this week, ' my Printer keeping me close to it.' Is T. R.'s 
brother come home ? Wants to know what to do about * y e Neubrigenses ' 
he engaged for. 

1 Or Fenys. * It seems to \xfeterunt. 

9 [Mistake for ' Oct. 38.'] 

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Oct. 29 (Th.). Museum Kircherianum is a curious Book, and what 
I must peruse with some care. It came out in Folio a few Years since, 
& a Copy of it is in the Ashmolean Muse'um. Athanasius Kircher was 
a great Scholar & Antiquary, tho' in many respects whimsical. 

Oct. 30 (I*ri.). This day, at four Clock in the Afternoon, came to 
Queen's-College Sir W m Dawes, Bar tt , ArchbP of York & Visitor of y 9 
s d College. He was rec d at the College-Gate, & a Speech was spoke to 
him by M r . Fletcher, one of the Fellows, & from the Gate he was 
conducted to the Provost's Lodgings, where he lays. 

Oct. 31 (Sat.). Last Michaelmass Day dyed Sir Henry Johnson, K*, 10 
a vast rich Man, but a very great Atheist. 

It is said that M r . Fletcher's Speech before the ArchbP of York was 
poor, canting stuff, & y* he spoke it in a whining manner, as if he had 
been a Presbyterian. 

Oct. 29, 1719. T. Deacon to H. (Rawl. 27*. 264). * I have receiv'd your 
Neubrigiensis, and thank you for putting me down under the title of Priest, 
an honourable name which I hope I shall never be ashamed of.' Has received 
a subscription for Sprott, which he will pay with his own to Mr. Bedford. 

Oct. 29, 1719. B. Willis to H. (Rawl. 12. 76). Received H.'s at 
Whaddon, and answers it by John Wotton. 'The Notes in the Ace* of 
Salisbury were done in great haste, & if the Improver of M r . Le Neve's Fasti 
has made a Person that is only LL.D. a D r . of Divinity, I will not excuse it, 
but if tnat is the only Errour in the Additions to y* Book, you that know it 
such may correct it without criticising.' Will be glad of Neubrigensis, if 
H. will let him pay for it. ' If you w d take notice of Sacrilege, pray look into 
Sir John Harrington ['s] Supplem* to Godwin of BP", & read the Storys of 
some BP of Salisbury, BP Coldwell, I think, BP Barlow, &c., of Wells.' If 
H. comes here, he may see Newport Pagnell. There were never any old 
monuments there. Supposes Lord Harley asked about it because of what is 
mentioned in Weaver. Wishes H. would publish some of Anthony il Wood's 
MSS. : ' reprinting Scarce Books is not, as I conceiue, doing that Service to 
Antiquity which, in my poor opinion, so Learned a Gentleman is capable of as 
your self.' 

Oct. 30, 1719. R. Purney to H. (Rawl. 5. 135). Would have returned 
thanks for favour before, but has been detained by business. ' I humbly thank 
you for y e good service you have done to Neubrigensis. I wish we had y e rest 
of our English Historians publish'd in like manner & size. 'Tis pity Galfridus 
Monemutensis is so scarce, & in such a Volume. 'Twould, I doubt not, be 
a very acceptable book to y e world, if it were publish'd in y e same size with 
Neubrigensis, emprov'd with learned notes by y e same very ingenious hand.' 
Would be glad if H. could help him to a set of Camden's Elizabetha. Has 
net with a copy of the Articles of Visitation made by Brookes, bishop of 
jloucester, by order of Cardinal Pole, which is at H.'s service. 

Oct. 31, 1719. J. Anstis to H. (Rawl. i. 80). Sir Edward Bering did 
lot transcribe the Laws that Mr. Lombard printed, but there are other things 
:hat will please H. ' The first instrument in the Register of Canterbury is 
t pleasant one for wearing Capps ; the Monks of Glastonbury had the same 
>rivilege.' If Dr. Wilkin be the chaplain to the Archbishop, J. A. will soon see 
iim, and will inquire about Mr. Elstob's papers. Knows nothing at present 
bout Avesbury, except that he was Registrar. If H. intends to publish his work, 
/ill get a good copy. Thinks Avesbury was contemporary with Edward III. 


Nov. 1 (Sun., All Saints). This day the new Chapell of Queen's- 
College was consecrated by Sir William Dawes, ArchbP of York. The 
Sermon upon that occasion was preach'd by D r . Gibson, the Provost of 
the Coll. 

Nov. 2 (Mon., All-Souls). This Morning, ab* 7 Clock, the ArchbP 
of York left Oxford. 

On Friday last, young Matthews the Printer was condemn'd to be 
hang'd, drawn, and quartered, for printing the Pamphlett call'd Ex ore 
tuo te judicabo : Vox populi, vox Dei. He laugh'd when sentence was 
10 passing. 

D r . Bolter (Hugh), Chaplain to K. George (as the D. of Brunswick is 
styled), is made BP of Bristoll & Dean of X* Church, in room of 
D r . Smalridge. He was originally of X* Church, being Pupill to D r . 
Burton, one of the present Canons. Afterwards he was Fellow of 
Magdalen-College, & was look'd upon as an ingenious Man. He was 
very great with D r . Grabe. He is a very great Whig. He hath printed 
some little Things. 

I am told the Earl of Oxford looks upon M r . Wm Baxter as a Mad 
Man, & that he hath a very mean opinion of his Glossary, as indeed he 
ao ought to have, it being very poor Stuff. 

The Dinner Yesterday at Queen's Coll. was very great & very 

Nov. 3 (Tu.). Lately died at Paris, Robert Keck of the Inner Temple, 
Esq., Son of Robert Keck, Esq., a very rich Money Scrivener, and one 
of the Executors of D r . Radcliffe. This young M r . Keck, the Son, was 
some Years since Gent. Commoner of Univ. Coll. He was a good 
Scholar, and an excell* Antiquary, and was my particular Friend. His 
Father, I am inform'd, was cross to him, tho' his only Son. I am told 

Nov. 2, 1719. W. Brome to H. (Rawl. 27*. 162). H. was right in letting 
him have two large copies of Neubrigensis. Wishes to subscribe for two large 
copies of Sprott. Wants some books bound and sent to him. Was lately 
told Mr. Sedgely was dangerously ill : hopes he is recovered, but if not, 
supposes there are others to carry on the business. The 2. 143. is for 
Neubrigensis and Sprott. 

Nov. 2, [1.719]. Dr. John Harwood to H. (Rawl. 7. 33). Has not yet 
received Neubrigensis, though he has paid Dr. Rawlinson in full for it. 
Wants it put in Mr. Thomas Rawlinson's next parcel. Wishes to subscribe 
for H.'s next work, and for everything he shall publish. Account of red 
paterae found at St. Mary Woolnoth's, &c. [See Diary, p. 69.] 

Nov. 3, 1719. C. Eyston to H. (Rawl. 27 b . 279). The Hon. Rowland 
Belasyse subscribes for large copy of Sprott, and wants to know whether 
H. could help a friend to a copy of Camden. Has sent Mr. Coffin two adver- 
tisements for Sir Robert Throgmorton and Mr. Wollascot, but has had no 
answer. Has not yet seen ' the Knight of Fawley,' so cannot tell his 
' resolutions.' A friend would give anything to see Wadding's Annales of the 
Franciscan Order, if to be bought in Oxford at a reasonable price. If not, 
perhaps H. could borrow it. Sends a sample of Dr. Harpesfield's Treatise 
concerning Marriage. The owner of the MS., who was Superior of the Jesuits 
in Oxford, allowed C. E. to take a copy of it, on condition that no one should 

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he hath left 100 libs, to his Tutor, M r . Denison, Fellow of Univ. Coll. 
His Body is just brought over into England. 

Nov. 4 (Wed.). The Speech upon BP Fell at X* Church, on Monday 
last, was spoke by M r . Henry Gregory, one of the Censors of the College, 
and I am told it was a very good one. 

Nov. 6 (Th.). This Morning D r . Boulter, the new BP of Bristoll and 
Dean of X* Church, came privately to Oxford. He is to keep the 
Rectory of S*. Olave's, Lond., for two Years in Commendam. 

Nov. 6 (Fri,). This Morning, at ten Clock Service, D*. Bolter, 
BP of Bristoll, was install'd Dean of Christ Church. 10 

Nov. 7 (Sat.). In the Year 1668 came out a little Thing in Q to , 
call'd, A Poem, being an Essay on the present Ruins in S l . Paufs Cathedral. 
By J. Wright. This was the same J. Wright who afterw da writ 
& published the Antiquities of Rutlandshire, fol. In the End of the 
Poem, he seems to despair that ever any one should see Paul's rebuilt. 
Yet he himself liv'd to see it finish'd by Wren. 

D r . Boulter gave no Treat Yesterday at X 4 Ch., but instead thereof he 
gave lool. to Peckwater. 

Nov. 8 (Sun.). On Mund., Aug. 19, 1672, was a most strange 
Storm of Lightning, Thunder, and Wind at Bedford, which tore up, Trees ao 
by y e Roots, Gates off the Hinges, breaking them in Pieces, drove down 
Houses, &c. It lasted half an Hour. Yet no one was kill'd. 

Nov. 27, 1 66 1, was hang'd, drawn, and quarter'd at Tyburne, John 
James for High-Treason, all which he disown'd. He was by Trade 
a Weaver, which he left, & followed the selling of Small-coale. He kept 
the 7 th day Sabbath, w ch is Saturday, & taught a Congregation on 
y* day. He was look d upon as a Jesuit, wk he deny'd, & said he was 
never out of England, & y* he knew no other Language but English, 

Nov. 9 (Mon.). An. 1609, 4, was pr. at Lond., Nova Britannia: 
Offring most excellent fruites by Planting in Virginia, exciting all such 30 

print it. H. shall see it when he comes to Hendred. Dr. Geddes, formerly 
parson of East Hendred, had Wadding amongst his books : please inquire 
of him. 

Nov. 7, 1719. R. B[awlinson] to H. (Rawl. 27. 135). Arrived safely 

yesterday, after tedious passage of nine days. Was glad to find from the 

public papers in Holland that Neubrigensis was published, ' and I cannot doubt 

but M r . Hearne has amply recompensed the learned world for any fancyed 

delays.' Supposes his copies are sent to his brother. ' How much I am 

obliged to my friends at Oxford for the honour conferred on me I am at a loss 

:o express, and I hope I shall ever behave my self in a manner that may claim 

.ome merit : when I come to perform the stipulated exercises, I can pay the 

iue regard their late favour demands ; and after seeing the foreign Dutch 

Jniversities fraught with ignorance and Enthusiasm, I can never enough 

isteem and value our own.' Wishes H. success in his present undertaking, 

and am with all sincerity free from the contagion of foreign airs.' 

Nov. 9 [or 10], 1719. H. to B. Rawlinson (Rawl. in. 122). Heartily 

lad R. R. has returned safely. Has to-day sent to his brother five sets of 


as be well affected to further the same. The Author R. J. In the last 
Page he tells us of a memorable note of Thomas, Lord Howard, Earle of 
Surrie, when King Henry VIII, with his Nobles, at Dover, tooke shipping 
for Turwin and Turney, $ bidding the said Earl farewell, whom he made 
Governour in his absence, the Storie saith the Nobleman wept, and tooke his 
leave with tears, an admirable good nature in a valiant mind, greeving to be 
left behind his Prince and Peers in such an honourable service. 

This day the Bodlejan Speech was spoke by M r . George Wiggan, 
M.A. and Student of X* Ch. 

ro Nov. 10 (Tu.). I am told that D r . Bolter is not a Scholar, & that he 
was never reckon'd good for any thing as to Learning, unless it was 
scholastic Divinity, & that he appear'd very deficient even in that in his 
Disputations, w ch he perform'd but meanly. 

Nov. 11 (Wed.). On Friday last was sennight (Oct. 30, being the 
Birth day of K. George's Bastard, the pretended Prince of Wales), in the 
Morning, about nine, M r . Matthews the Printer was carried in a Coach 
from Newgate to the Sessions House in the Old Bailey, and set to the 
Bar to be tried upon his Inditement of High Treason, for printing 
the Pamphlet called Vox Populi, Vox Dei. Ten of the Judges were 

ao present (the Lord Chief Justice Pratt and M r . Justice Powis being 
indisposed). The Objections raised to the Form of impanelling the Jury 
were over-ruled by the Court. The Prisoner peremptorily excepted against 
35 of the Jurors, without giving any reason. At last a Jury of Free- 
holders were impanelled and sworn, and the Trial came on. One of the 
Witnesses swore that he saw him compose and set the Letters for the 
Press, with the Copy of the Pamphlet lying before him, and saw him 
make the Proof, and afterwards correct it ; and another swore that he 
work'd at the Press in printing them off, but read nothing of the Pamphlet 
but the Title, and had 14 Shillings for his Labour. And the two 

30 Messengers swore that they seized him with some of the Papers in 
his Pocket ; and there being a Letter produced in Court, which he sent 
to the Secretary of State, wherein he owned the Fact, his Brother was 
put to his Oath whether it was his Hand-writing or not, and deposed that 
he believed it to be his. The Tryal lasted 'till ten at Night, when the 
Lord Chief Justice King summ'd up the Evidence, and the Jury going 
out, return'd in about half an Hour, and brought him in guilty of High 
Treason. The Prisoner's Council offered some things in Arrest of 

Neubrigensis for subscribers, with Picardus's edition and large copy of Trivet. 
' If you want any Sprotts, apply to your Brother, my Subscriptions being full, 
& the Book almost done.' [This letter is dated Nov. 10 at the beginning, 
Nov. 9 at the end.] 

Nov. 10, 1719. James Gibson to H. (Rawl. 6. 75). ' I have a particular 
dependance upon you over what I have upon any other person in Oxford, 
even my Brother. I have writt to M rs . Wells to make some enquiries for me, 
& if occasion be, I have desired her to come to you to write her answers, 
w oh I hope you wil do.' Mr. Grenville, in digging up a walk to his new 
house, has had some Roman Antiquities brought to him. One of the coins 
has Crispus upon it. [See Diary, p. 130.] ' Pray, if Antiq. wil draw you, come 
& see 'em before y e Parliament sits, & Stay one night.' 

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Judgment, which were not allowed to be valid, and Sentence was pass'd 
upon him to be drawn, hang'd, and quarter'd, as is usual in Cases of 
High Treason. After which, 'tis said he thank' d M r . Recorder for his 

Nov. 12 (Th.). On Friday, the sixth instant, the said young M r . 
Matthews the Printer was drawn in a Sledge from Newgate to Tyburn, 
and there executed according to the Terms of the Sentence for High 
Treason. He seemed mighty composed, and died without shewing any 
Terror or Dread at the Punishment. There was a very numerous 
Appearance of all Sorts of People attending him, though the Weather 10 
was exceeding wet. His Brother was allowed .his Body, which was taken 
away from the Place of Execution and decently buried. He was assisted 
in his private Devotions by M r . Skerret, the Reader of the Church of 
S 4 . Martin, Ludgate. 

Nov. 13 (Pri.). Yesterday Morning died suddenly in his Chair 
Mr. Cuthbert Elison, B.D. and Fellow of Corpus X College, Oxon. 
He fell out of his Chair into the Fire, w ch burnt his Face a little before 
he could be taken up. He was between 40 & 50 Years of age. He 
had been out of order for some time, & was observ'd to be dropsical 
& Lethargick. 20 

This Morning, about 3 Clock, dyed M. Shepherd, in the 7o th year 
of her Age, wife of M r . Thomas Shepherd of S*. Peter's Parish in the 
East, Oxford, a good, carefull, industrious, charitable Woman, & fit for 
a much better Imploym* than selling Drink, w ch she and her Husband 
(who is also Porter of Queen's College) have done many Years, to their 
no small Advantage, tho' they kept a regular House. 

An. 1644 came out, pr. at Lond., a small 4 ta call'd, Mercurio-Ccelico 
Mastix, Or An Anti-Caveat to such as have been cheated by John 
Booker, in answer to his Mercurius-Ccelicus : By G. Naworth (i. e., as 
I take it, George Wharton); in p. 13 whereof the Author observes that 30 
Mariana's book was burnt at Paris for nothing else but teaching it lawfull 
for Subjects to kill their Kings and Princes Quocunque modo, $c. 

Nov. 14 (Sat.). M r . Ellison was buried in Corpus X* Coll. Chapell 
last Night, at about 5 Clock. He died very rich. He hath left his 
Books to the College Library, and 500 libs, besides. 

Nov. 15 (Sun.). Read over the following imperfect book lent me by 
Thomas Rawlinson, Esq. (who Jiath written at the beginning of it thus : 
imperf 1 , but still very well worth reading. N. B. the mayor of Sandwich 
tore itt ; w l remains was obtained out of his Bogghouse. T. R.) : 


JRACIOUS STRETE | BESYDE THE CUNDYTE. [More extracts omitted.] 

Nov. 14, 1719. J. Bridges to H. (Rawl. 3. 62*). H. may send the copies 
f Neubrigensis when he pleases. 



Nov. 16 (Mon.). One M r . Hugh Jones (a notable Man at Common 
Law, being an Atturney) married a Daughter of Sir Edm d Warcupp's. 

M rs . Shepherd was bury'd Yesterday, at 4 Clock, at S*. Aldate's, where 
her Relations lye. 

Nov. 17 (Tu.). M r . William Thomas tells me that Will. Baxter is 
still much the same Man as he was formerly, when he published a Book 
y* Laymen might administer the Sacrament, being a great Latitudinarian. 

Nov. 18 (Wed.). DT. Aldrich, Dean of X* Church, used mightily to 

commend Obrechtus's Ed. of Quintilian, and I remember that a little 

10 before he dyed, being at dinner with him, he talk'd of printing Quintilian's 

Institt., & of following Obrechtus's Text exactly, & this he design'd for 

a New Year's Gift. 

Nov. 19 (Th.). M r . Thomas Rawlinson hath lent me an old 8 
MS., in vellum, written, as I take it, in the time of Edw. Ill, in English, 
being an Exposition upon y e Apocalypse, & y e version of the Apocalypse 
made use of in it is an English one, I think w fc is called Wickliff s. He 
uses the word Grete for Elders. This Exposition seems to have been 
read in Churches, or some Holy Places, at certain times of the Year, at 
least so design'd. For in one Place I find in the Margin, by a later tho' 
20 an old Hand, in Vigilia omnium Sanctorum, In the same MS. is f>e 

Nov. 16, 1719. C. Eyston to H. (Rawl. 5. 42). Thanks for inquiries 
about Camden and Wadding. If Mr. Rawlinson will let him have the loan 
of the latter, will take care of it and return it speedily. Borrowed from 
Mr. Blount a MS. about Mapledurham for Dr. Rawlinson : afraid that if he 
continues Ipng abroad it will have to be returned. 

Nov. 16, 1719. J. Gibson to H. (Rawl. 6. 72). Showed H.'s letter to 
Mr. Grenville, who thinks his account of the coin is right. [See Diary, p. 1 30.] 
Mr. G. goes to London this week, but will leave the coins for H. to see. Has 
had great trouble with a maid, but hopes she is now in another service. 

Nov. 16, 1719. H. Hall to H. (Rawl. 15. 57). Wrote to Mr. Lowndes 
a month ago, but has had no answer. Has now written to his nephew in 
London. Thanks for last obliging letter, ' but any Head, say I, for men who 
will not, or dare not, own & avow y e true Head of us all ; 'tis odds but they 
flatter themselves, indeed, who think that ambition will sit down with them 
contented.' Hopes to see Oxford before Christmas, when he promises himself 
some hours' conversation with H. 

Nov. 17, 1719. H. to T. Rawlinson (Rawl, 34. 66). The box came 
safely. Encloses receipt for Mr. Blackbourne. Will answer Dr. Harwood's 
letter. Will write to Mr. Eyston : wishes he could borrow Wadding for him. 
Understands that it was among Dr. Geddes' books and was bought by 
Mr. Piesley, but the latter says he knows nothing of it. 

Nov. 19, 1719. W. Poulkes to H. (Rawl. 5. 109). ' You are troubl'd 
with this that I might not give y u an Occasion of thinking I neglect a Gentle- 
man I esteem so much, for y r Letter requires no Answer.' Sends particulars 
about Avesbury, which Dr. Richardson, being busy with the late election, 
might forget, viz. ' That S r Thomas [Sebright], to make it a Curiosity, 
desires there may not be above a hundred printed, 70 in the small, and 30 in 
the large Paper. That y u would fix such a Price upon it as to make it worth 
y r while to publish it. That He will content Himself w th subscribing for one 
only in the large Paper, and two in the small, that He might thereby leave y u 
the more Room to oblige y r own particular Friends.' Remarks on the MS. 

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vpstienge of cure lord for }>e ascension of our Lord, In another Place, 
$' seyn fie toon to fie tofier, now bewengid of fits paplard. In another, 
fy she childede a knave child, fiat was maad to governe alle men. 

Nov. 20 (Fri.). The said Tract was written, as I take it, in Edw. 
Ill 11 ' 6 time, when Wickliff & his Followers made a Noise. 

Nov. 21 (Sat.). On Friday, the 6^ Inst., the Corps of M r . Keck 
(Son of the Money-Scrivener of that Name in Fleetstreet), who died at 
Paris, was brought to London from Dover, where it was landed from 
France ; and on Friday Night, the 13 th inst., it was interred at the Church 
in the Temple. 10 

The following Inscription found upon a Brass Plate in Malvern Church 
(being the Abbey Church) in Worcestershire, communicated to me by 
Mr. Harcourt, Gent. Com. of Worcester Coll., Oxon. : 

Philosophus dignus, bonus Astrologus, Lotharingus, 
Vir pius ac humilis, dignus Prior hujus Ovilis, 
Hie jacet in Cista, Geometricus ac Abacista, 
Doctor Walcherus, flet plebs, dolet undique Clerus. 
Huic Lux prima mori dedit Octobris seniori, 
Vivat ut in Ccelis exoret quisque fidelis. 

Anno Domini 1135. 20 

Tho. Rawlinson, Esq., hath lent me a MS. in fol., done in Past-boards, 
w 011 he intitles, Sequestration of the County of Southampton, MSS., 1647. 
But the Title in the Book is, An Accompt of Monies, Rents, Goods, &c., 
raised by way of Discovery, Sequestration, & Composition, from Malignants, 
Papists, & Delinquents, to and for th'use of the Common- Wealth, re- 
ceived, paid, and delivered to and by Richard Moore, Esq r , Threasorer 
for the Sequestracions within the Countie of Southampton, From the 
24 th day of June, 1644, unto the 29^ day of Septemb r , 1648. 

D r . Peter Heylin among the Delinquents, & pays accordingly as 
a Delinquent. 30 

Many Matters in it about y e siege of Basing, & w* was paid in carrying 
on y e Siege. Capt. Peter Baxter, Engineer, is reckoned among y e 
worthies who took pains in carrying on the Siege, & his reward is 

Also some Things in it about the siege of Dennington Castle. 

M r . Bernard Hillierd, Engineer to S r Thomas Fairfax, hurt in the 
terming of Basinghouse. 

>ir Thomas is gone into Hampshire. ' If y u should not altogether approve of 
i r Thomas's scheme, . . . pray write to me fully and freely, and Pie endeavour, 
s far as I can, to dispose him to y r own Method.' Mr. Bridges stayed with 
V. F. last week, on his way to London. ' I was agreeably entertain'd with 
is Conversation. We drank y r Health very heartily, and you may assure 
r self He is y r sincere Friend.' [PS.] Service to Mr. Whiteside. Hopes to 
;e H. in the spring. 

Nov. 19, 1719. G. Jackson to H. (Rawl. 7. 86). Understands from 
tr. Eyston that there is a copy of Camden to be had: asks H. to secure it for 
tr. Belling, who also wants a copy of Neubrigensis. Directions for sending 

em. Wishes H. health and success in his undertakings. 

F 2 


M r . Hurst, Clarke to the Committees, one Month's Salary, & for 
Paper & other necessaries, 6 libs. xos. 6d. 

M r . Wm Beech, Chaplain to the Foot before Denington, was taken 
Prisoner & carried to Wallingford. He was a married Man. 

Warden & Fellows of New Coll., Oxon., sold M r . Thomas Surges of 
Heckfield 50 libs, worth of Timber, which was sequestred, & the Money 
was p d not to the Warden & Fellows, but to the foresaid Rich d Moore, 
Esq., for the Parl*; this p d May 13, 1646. Fifty pounds more p d 
July 22 the same Year. 

10 July 2, 1646, Rich d Reeve rec d 10 libs, for his constant Care and 
faithfull Service to the State, he being imploy'd by the Committee in 
business of great Trust. He was Muster Master 1 of the Horse and 
Foot belonging to the Garrison of Winchester. 

The s d Moore's Salary as accomptant or Treasurer was 133. 4d. 
per diem. 

Nov. 22 (Sun.). Read a small Thing in Q* lent me by Thomas 
Rawlinson, Esq., in tit., A Legacy left to the world by (that able Lawyer) 
RICHARD CRESHALD, Serjant at Law, late one of the Judges of the 
Court of Common- Pleas : Addressed (in his Life-time) to his Sons 

ao in Lawes, And may be very usefull for all men to read and practice. 
Printed in the Yeare of our Lord 1658. It is a very honest Thing. 
The Author was brave and resolute. He declares his Conscience to be 
his Keeper, & y* he could not fight against it. He plainly shews y k the 
King of England never dyes. He dyeth, indeed, in individuo, but not 
in genere. The common Almanacks have this Note, Note that every 
King begins his Raign when the preceding King ended his. Thus this 
learned Gentleman, whose little Book deserves to be reprinted. The 
said Note is omitted in our late Almanacks, at least in some of them, 
since the P. of Orange's Rogueries. 

30 Read a Speech made in the Lower House of Parliam*, Anno 1621, by 
Sir Edward Cicill, Colonell; printed 1621, 4, a single Sheet. Lent me 
by Tho. Rawlinson, Esq. The Drift, to shew the Catholick King an 
avowed Enemy to England, & y* y e Papists in England entirely are 
engaged in his Interests. 

Read London s Love to the Royal Prince Henrie, meeting him on the 

River of Thames, last of May, 1610; Lond., 1610, 4. Lent me by 

Tho. Rawlinson, Esq. In page 6 the Author observes that Edw** (the 

seaventh Prince of Wales), son of K. Hen. VI, was created at Reading. 

Drusius's Apophthegmata Ebrseorum ac Arabum, Franck., 1591, 4*, is 

40 dedicated to S r Tho. Bodley, whom Drusius calls clariss. ac prudentiss. 
virum S. Reg. Ang. Legatum, ejusdemque apud Ord. Belgij Consiliarium 
digniss. In the Ep. Ded. Drusius desires Sir Thomas to recommend 
him to Gilpin : Vale, & D. Gilpino, communi amico nostro, spectatae 
virtutis ac prudentias viro, nisi grave est, salutem. Kalend. Aug., MDXCI. 

Nov. 23 (Mon.). Out of a Letter written to me by Dr. John Har- 
1 Jan. 20, y* year. 

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wood (LL.D., of D r X Commons, & Fellow of the R. S.), dated Nov. 2^, 

I have many Fragments of the Red Paterae Literatae taken up at 
S*. M. Woolnoth's. I wish they were worth your acceptance, who know how 
to make a better use of them than I. Mouse-Ford neer Stretly, Berkshire, 
as I conjecture, is Ouse-Ford, the M being added by Vulgar Ignorance. If 
so, it makes for Leland's Isidis vadum, &c. Vid. Cygnea Cantio, alias vox 
Lomithis, where occurs a Passage not taken notice of (as I remember) in the 
Accounts of Leland's Life. 

Out of a Letter that I rec d from my Uncle, William Hearne, of White- 10 
Waltham in Berks., dated Oct. 15, 1719 : 

I am very sorry that I can give you no Account concerning S*. Leonard's 
Hill (near Windsor J ). I never heard of anything of Antiquities there before 
I saw your Letter. I should have gone thither had I been able. But I have 
been very ill ever since you were at Waltham (just after Easter last). I have 
heard that there was a custom for the Scholars of Eaton to cause all that cam 
by on Ashwednesday to eat a handfull of Salt ; but it seems it was a mistake. 
I cannot give you any account of Weycocke (in the Parish of Laurence 
Waltham), but that there was a towne and castell seems seems [j/V] plain. 
There is an acre called castell acre, and a house called castlemans hard by, and 20 
a place called castled End not far of. I can light of none that have found any 
coynes there of late. I believe one reason of it is there having been so mucn 
dry wether of late, it being chiefly to be found after great Raines. I have 
several times gone thither to make search[e]s, but could never find any. There 
hath been a great deal of Danewort used to grow there. I have heard that 
Lawrence Waltham was the Patrimony of S*. Swithin. I have seen a Record 
that there is or hath been Land there holden by the Tenure there of con- 
veying the Bishop of Winchester's Rent. I believe it would be easy to have 
a sight of the Coynes in M r . Nevill's hands, if you could come thither. I have 
sent you a small Coyn that I found in digging, which seems to be of Antiquity : 30 
but whether it be or not, I cannot tell. I am apt to think that Cardinal Poole 
had a Brother buried at Medenham. For, besides the account of the people 
of the Place, I have been informed by Stephen Edwards that he hath heard 
M r . Pownoll say the same, & what was the Inscription on the Tomb, and that 
the Pooles were born there abouts, and that they were nearly related to his 
Family. Now, how he should have such a notion, I cannot think, if it were 
not so. I have never heard of any Coyns found at Feines (in White- Waltham 
Parish), which I wonder at. I am apt to think that it hath been an ancient 
Monastery in the Britains' times, and destroyed by the Danes, and that there 
was since some kind of Religious House where Feines now stands, that the 40 
chapel belonged to. I have been informed that M r . Finch hath said that there 
had been no service used in it for 300 years, and I have been credibly informed 
that all the Tythes thereunto belonging in White- Waltham, Hurly, and 
Walgrove, were given by K. Henry the 8 th , and confirmed by Edward the 6, 
unto one Warde, valued at 24 lib. the yeare, and after came to the Nevills, &c. 
And I have also heard that there are Records at Winchester concerning 
Feines, and no doubt of Lawrence Waltham, to the Manour of Walgrove was 
given [j/f] by K. Edward the 6 unto his Foster Brother, S r Henry Nevil. There 
are several in Hurly and Walgrove that owe service to the Court Baron of 
Feines, which I believe paid their Tythes to the Chapel, but whether they do 50 
so now or no, I cannot tell, nor whether they were them that paid their 
Thither [sic] or some other. 

The Coyn mentioned in the said Letter is of K. Henry III. It is of 
Silver, and is as follows. [Drawing of coin omitted.] 

1 [This and the following notes in parenthesis are Hearne's.] 


M r . Blower of Sunningwell, near Abbingdon, I am told, is a sort of 
Lawyer, & is look'd upon as a good Scholar, & to have some Knowledge 
in Antiquity. He hath lived there all his time ; so did his Father before 
him, who was a very old Man. Querie whether of the same Family with 
Blower that was Vicar of White Waltham in Berks, in Q. Elizabeth's time, 
who dyed a very old Man. See w* I have said in the 5 th Vol. of 
Leland's Itin. 

Nov. 24 (Tu.). M r . Tristram, Scholar of Pembroke Coll., told me 
yesterday of a Gent, in Worcestershire who has got a Transcript of 
10 Leland's Itinerary, but he cannot tell w* it is, whether taken from Burton's 
or immediately from the Originals. 

Nov. 25 (Wed.). I hear M r . Betham, Rector of Silchester in Hamp- 
shire, was found dead, Saturday Morning lastj in Fleet-Ditch, Lond. 
He had a good Study of Books (w ch cost him 900 libs., or thereab te ), 

6 pretended to Antiquities. He was a Cambridge Man, & hath left 

7 Children behind him, & a Widow. He ran out pretty much in 

On Saturday the 14^, D r . Bolter, BP of Bristol, was confirmed at 
Bowchurch in Cheap-side, his L d ship having but two days before been 
20 married to the Daughter of M r . Savage, a Packer in Mark-Lane. 

The Rev. M r . Birch, one of the Archbishop's Chaplains, is made 
Chancellour of the Diocese of Worcester, and Rector of Flatbury, 
a Benefice of 6ool. per annum, which is reckoned the best Living in that 

On Sunday the is th , D r . Bolter, BP of Bristol, was consecrated at 
Lambeth by the ArchbP, the BP 3 of Worcester, Sarum, Glocester, and 
Lincoln ; & the Rev d M r . Stephens, Minister of Maiden in Essex, preached 
his Consecration Sermon. 

The Rev d M r . Billingsley, Minister of Reygate, is made Archdeacon 
30 of Surry, in the Room of D*. Bolter, now BP of Bristol. 

Nov. 26 (Th.)^ Tuesday last was brought to Town D r . Radcliffs 
Statue, & the next day it was plac'd within side of the new Quadrangle 
of his Buildings at University College. 

Nov. 27 (Fri.). M r . Maurice Wheeler and M r . Rich. Old, both 
formerly of X 4 Church, were ingenious Men, & well skill'd in Perspective. 

Nov. 24, 1719. 8. Mead to H. (Rawl. 8. 93). Finds that his small copy 
of Neubrigensis wants a sheet and that a wrong one has been put in its place. 
Suggests that it may be found among the waste sheets. 

Nov. [c. 25], 1719. "William Fullerton to H. (Rawl. 5. 126). Account of 
the murder of Mr. Lionel Walden at Angers, and of legacies to H. and 
others. [See Diary for Aug. 26,1720.] ' Tell John Leake if I dy in this Country, 
I shall scarcely leave the world in Christian charity with him for his neglect of 
me while I was last in England. If you see Stephen Bowdler, you may give 
my respects to him ; tell [him] I hope the old affair between us will come to 
have its last hearing next term.' [This letter is dated Nov. 29, which is 
evidently a mistake, as the postmark is Nov. 25. Hearne had received it by 
Nov. 29 : see letter to John Cotton, p. 72.] 

Nov. 27, 1719. H. to T. Bawlinson (Rawl. 34. 67). The box came safely. 
Sends receipts for subscriptions for Sprott. ' Yesterday I writ to our great 

Nov. 23-28.] VOLUME LXXXIV, PAGES 43-51 71 

I am told that the Draught of Port Meadow, &c., published by one 
Benj. Cole, a poor, pitifull Pretender to ingraving, was done by the 
former. There is one Maurice Wheeler, now of X* Church, a Physician. 

This Morning, ab* six Clock, died D r . John Hudson, Principal of 
S*. Mary Hall, & chief Keeper of the Bodlejan Library. His Distemper 
a Dropsy. He had lingred a long time. His Josephus is left compleat, 
all except the Prolegomena & Annotations, which, I suppose, now will be 
none. Nor, indeed, do I think that there would have been Annotations, 
had he lived. Nor did I exspect much from his Preface, M r . Dodwell 
being dead, from whom he exspected much, particularly a Dissertation I0 
upon the Author. 

An. 1638 came out in twelves 1 , an Oration of D r . John Reynolds's, 
translated into Engl. by John Leycester, Schoolmaster, who shews himself 
in several Places to be an ignorant Fellow in the Lah Tongue. D r . 
Reynolds takes notice, pag. 59, that the Latin Eusebius de Evangelica 
Praeparatione wants the xv tb Book, tho' it be exstant in the Greek. 
The D r . also observes that Corpus X ti College was founded for Divines. 

Nov. 28 (Sat.). The Indians in Virginia burie their Kings betwixt 
two mattes within their houses, with all his \sic\ beads, jewels, hatchets, 
and copper : the other in graves like ours. So in Capt. Smith's Ace* of ao 
Virginia; Lond., 1608, 4, p. 17. 

This Day, at one Clock Afternoon, was an Election for cho[o]sing an 
Head-Librarian. The V. Chanc. himself was out of Town, and D r 
Charlett sate as V. Chanc. Competitors were M r . Hall of Queen's, and 
that pert, conceited Coxcomb, M*. Bowles (who is not yet Regent Master) 
of Oriel College. Bowles carried it by a great Majority, having about 
1 60 Votes, & M r . Hall about 77. I think it the most scandalous Election y fc 
I have yet heard of in Oxford. For, tho' I do not think M r . Hall qualify'd, 
by reason of his being an unactive Man, yet with respect to Scholarship, 
he is certainly far superior to the other, who is a meer shat [sic\, & 30 

Friend, D r . Mead, about Rob. de Avesbury . . . lent me by Sir Thomas 
Sebright, with leave to print it, provided I confine myself to an hundred 
Copies, 30 large & 70 small. You are the 2 d Person to whom I have writ 
about it. I can resolve nothing 'till I have advice. At present it seems to me 
y* I must by all means take other Measures, & return the MS. again without 
medling with it, rather than strike in with this Proposal. I exspect y e D r .' 8 
& your Advice.' 

Nov. 28, [1719]. T. Baker to H. (Rawl. 23. 143). Extract from Brady's 
History of England about Robert of Avesbury, Made a long search for his 
MS. at Benet College, but could not find it. Has written to Mr. Wanley, and 
hopes to send account next week. Thanks for account of the 'Compendyous 
treatyse, &c.,' which he has not yet met with among the Bishop of Ely's books. 
Glad Sprott is in such forwardness. ' I did not expect it so soon. I doubt 
you fatigue your self too much : when you have done with it, I could wish 
you to give your self some respite & refreshment.' [PS.] ' Here is another 
Book come out against our Regius Professor, by the same Author, as suppos'd, 
& more severe then the former.' 

Nov. 28, 1719. H. Mead to H. (Rawl. 8. 50). 'I have considered 
S r Tho. Sebright's Proposal to You about Rob* of Avesbury, and am of 

1 Not 8, as in Ant. Wood, Ath. Oxon., Vol. i, col. 528. 


as it were, illiterate. But then, sure others in the University might have been 
pitch'd upon. But alass ! underhand Dealing had been used long for Bowles 
(who had the impudence to intrude into my Place, & hath still got those 
new Keys that D r . Hudson got made for him, whereas I have still the 
old ones), contrary to the Statute, w ch enjoyns a strict Oath, not to be 
drawn over by any regard to self Interest or Promise, and if none are 
known to affect the Charge, then the Electors are to nominate some one 
that is supposed to affect it, whom they believe in their Conscience to be 
the best qualifyed to support the Dignity and Honour of the University, 
10 & ye Benefit of the Students. If it be said that there was no one y* did 
affect it, I answer that, to my knowledge, there were some every ways 
capable that did affect it, tho' they did not care to appear publickly in 
opposition to a young, raw Fellow, when they were sensible what indirect 
dealing had been used on his behalf. And that there were such was 
known by others as well as my self. As for my own Part, I was desired 
by several to appear, & they told me yt by it I should do great Honour 
to y e University, but this I declined absolutely, & intreated y* they would 
not by any means elect me, since, as I did not think my self qualify'd, so 
there was another reason w h hindered, & that was the Oaths. 

20 Nov. 29 (Sun.). Some People have observed that Bowles before- 
mentioned will cringe & do any thing out of Interest, w ch is w* I know 
to be very true, & I remember that some few years since he protested he 
would not take the Abjuration Oath upon any account whoever, & yet 
when y e time came for it, no one was more forward. However, notwith- 
standing what is before written, I think any one may now be put in 
Posts, be he never so bad, unless men would agree in the common Head 
of us all, K. J. 3*. 

opinion (and so is my Bro r Sam.) that You would disoblige too many of your 
Constant Subscribers by Printing so small a Number as a hundred of any 
Book. I think You should represent this to S r Tho., and if he will give leave 
to Print 250, or at least 200, of which 75 or 100 should be large Paper, he 
will oblige Your Friends, and You will not be under a necessity of disobliging 
any of them ; otherwise, I beleive the Book had better be let alone.' 

Nov. 29, 1719. H. to John [wrongly altered to 'Robert'] Cotton 
(Diaries, 84. 54). ' I have received a Letter from France giving a melancholly 
account of the barbarous Murther of my Friend, your Nephew, M r . Walden, 
for w ch I am most heartily sorry, he being a Gent, of great Virtue. It seems 
he made a Will, and, among other Legacies, was pleased to leave me iool., 
by the Name of M r . John Heron, late Library-Keeper at Oxford. Now, tho' 
there be a Mistake in the Name, yet I suppose the Description is sufficient, 
there having been no Heron or Hearne, but myself, Library-Keeper. ... I beg 
most humbly the Favour that you would be pleased to instruct me in this 

Nov. 29, 1719. H. to R. Mead (Rawl. 34. 68). Wrote lately about 
Robert of Avesbury, and does not doubt but R. M. will be pleased to advise 
him at leisure. Death of Dr. Hudson and election of Mr. Bowles. ' A certain 
very learned Friend of mine, who died several Years agoe, would have said 
upon this occasion, poor University ! ' 

Nov. 29, 1719. H. to R. Rawlinson (Rawl. in. 124). Thanks for 
copy of Diploma. [See Diary, p. 76.] Has written to Dr. Harwood, and 
hopes to be able to secure him a copy of Sprott. Sorry for loss of books 
R. R. mentions. Death of Dr. Hudson and election of Mr. Bowles. 

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Nov. 30 (Mon., S*. Andr.). The following Inscription Communicated 
to me by M r . John Leake, formerly of Hart-Hall (commoner), now 
a Non-Juror : 

In the Cath. Church of Chichester. 

Virtuti Sacrum, 

Spe certissima Resurrectionis, 

Hie Reducem expectat Animam 

Gulielmus Chillingworth, 

S. T. P., 

Oxonij Natus et Educatus, 10 

Collegij S tas Trinitatis olim 

Socius, Decus, & Gloria; 

Omni Litterarum Genere celeberrimus, 

Ecclesiae Anglican^ adversus Romano-Catholicos 

Propugnator Invictissimus, 

Ecclesiae Salisburiensis Prascentor Dignissimus ; 

Sepultus January 25, 1643. 

Sub hoc Marmore conditur, 

Haec sentit Damna Sepulchri. 

There is a different Inscription from this in Hist. & Antiq. Univ. 20 
Oxon., 1. ii, p. 297, which I am told was put up first/but afterw ds (upon 
account of some offensive Expressions in it) altered for this. In both 
there is a mistake of S. T. P. for A. M., he being not D r . of Div., & of 
Prcecentor for Cancellarius, he being Chancellour and not Chantor of the 
Church of Salisb. 

M r . Leak likewise communicated to me the following Inscription upon 
the Head-Stone of Rob* Nation's Wife, in the Church-Yard of Silton, in 
the County of Dorset : 

Here lies a Piece of X*, a Star in Dust, 

A Vien of Gold, a China Dish, that must 30 

Be us'd in Heaven, when X 1 shall feast the Just. 

Nov. SO, 1719. G. Hearne to H. (Rawl. 28. 98). 'These, after my 
dearest Love with my wive's, and our Repeated Thanks for all former 
Kindnesses and obligations confeired on us, or elce I had [been], if It had not 
been for you and some other good friends' benefactions, and God's blessing, in 
a miserable Condition, by Reason of my poor Lame e[x]treamity, which is far 
worse than ever, for I can take no Rest in my bed at nights now I am in such 
great paine. I am afraid you forgett Madam DodwelFs Books, for I cannot 
heare from Bray-wick they are yett come, th6 I send every week. Pray be 
mindfull of them. . . . Concerning what you Disired to know about Esquier 
Graves of Laurence Waltham, he lives now at Beenham's, a house so called in 
the same Parish, which he Bought, near Beenham's heath, and is counted 
a very Rich Gent. ; but I have no great acquaintance with him, but they say 
he is a good Neighbour. I Remember in one of your Lelands you said that 
there had been formerly a Church or Chapell therabouts ; but in the same 
heath, not far from the said house, and just neare the partings of W* Waltham 
& Laurence- Waltham, ther has been formerly very Antique works cast up, 
which seems to have been intrenchnv or Bulwarks, but for what intent, I could 
never yet heare. ... I desire to heare often from you, for I decline so fast 
that I doubt I shall never se you againe in this world ; therfore, I beg your 
Prayers.' Is there a Member of Parliament named Whorwood living near 
Banbury? [PS.] 'Your uncle is in a Miserable, Languishing Condition, and 
gives his love to you, and Coz. Charles Weldon and his wife, and Coz. Stephen. 
M r . Griffyth['s] service.' 




M r . Leak also communicated to me these following Antiquities : 

The Remains of a Roman Theater near Dorchester 
(in Dorsetshire), now called Mainbury. 


The Enterance is 17 Paces wide. From N. to S. 'tis 90 Paces in Length. 
From E. to W. 'tis 62 Paces. The Earth is 22 Paces thick, & 22 paces high. 

The Figure of a Roman Encampement near Dorchester, 
called Pomry. 

440 Paces. 


1 80 Paces 


280 Paces. 

Nov. 30-Dec. 2.] VOLUME LXXXIV, PAGES 58-62 75 

This Day I viewed D r . Radcliffs Statue at his new Buildings at Univ. 
Coll. It is a very ridiculous one, & represents him as a Fool. Nor is 
the Inscription under it much better. This was the Contrivance of 
Charlett, & such Rogues, who also contriv'd to bring in that most com- 
pleat Coxcomb, Bowles, to be Head-Librarian, to the immortal Scandal 
of all that were concern'd in it, & the Disgrace of the University. 

On Saturday last (Nov. 28) died M r . Stephen Hurman, B.D., Rector 
of Warborough, near Dorchester in Oxonshire, and Fellow of Corpus 
X Coll., Oxon. 

Dec. 1 (Tu.). D r . Hudson * was buried last Night, about six Clock, 10 
in S fc . Marie's Church. 

Dec. 2 (Wed.). Read a Book, in Q*, lent me by Tho. Rawlinson, 
Esq., printed in Utrecht, MDCXXIIII, Votiva Anglice, or, The Desires and 
Wishes of England : Contained in a Patheticall Discourse, presented to 
the King on New-Yeares Day last, wherein are unfolded and represented, 
many strong Reasons, and true and solide Motives, to perswade his 
Majestic to drawe his Royall Sword for the restoring of the Pallatinat 
and Electoral to his Sonne in Law, Prince Fredericke, to his onely 
Daughter, the Lady Elizabeth, and their Princely Issue. Against the 
treacherous Usurpation and formidable Ambition and Power of the 30 
Emperour, the King of Spaine, and the Duke of Bavaria, who unjustlie 
possesse and detaine the same. Together with some Aphorismes returned 

Dec. 1, 1719. H. to T. Hawlinson (Rawl. 34. 69). Received T. R.'s and 
Dr. Mead's advice at the same time : well pleased with both. Will not print 
less than 200 of Avesbury, if he ever does it. Has written to a friend to 
represent the matter to Sir T. Sebright. ' Sprot being very near finished, 
I design, about a Week hence, to deliver to my Printer the Advertisement 
about my next Work, . . . which will be, A Collection of curious Discourses . . . 
written by eminent Antiquaries upon several Heads in our English Antiquities. 
I design 200 Copies, 70 large & 130 small, at 155. the 1. & IDS. the sm. It 
will be one 8 VO Volume. I have mention'd it as yet only to D r . Mead and 
yourself. You will consider the Matter, so as to secure w* Number you shall 
think necessary.' 

Dec. 1, 1719. J. Anstis to H. (Rawl. i. 81). ' Pray look upon the paper 
sent you about S r Edward Dering, who certainly dyed in the fourty sixth year 
of his Age ; and M r . Dering desires you would correct the copy accordingly, 
for He guesses that He might in hast write 49 for 46.' Account of a MS. in 
the Heralds' Office said to be Avesbury's. 

Dec. 1, 1719. J. Bridges to H. (Rawl. 27*. 155). Thanks for present of 
books. Has distributed copies to subscribers. ' I make no doubt but y e 
Preface & Spicilegium, as well as y e Author it self, will give others y e same 
entertainm* as they have given to mee. . . . The Death of D r . Hudson is no 
more than w* I've expected from his long ill state of Health, but y e Choice of 
his successor surprizes mee very much. ... I don't wonder at y* Exclamation 
upon such an Occasion. D r . Foulkes is a very Honest, ingenious Gent., 
& pray give my service to him & tell him I hope to ... see S r Tho. Sebright 
very soon.' 

1 The Vice-Chanc. (viz. D r . Shippen), D r . Stratford, D r . Terry, D r . Clavering (all 
three Canons of X* Church), D r . Mather (President of Corpus X* 1 ), & D r . Gibson 
(Provost of Queen's Coll.) held tip the Pall. 


(with a large Interest) to the Pope in Answer of his. Written by 
S. R. N. I. 

This Thing is written in a strong, masculine style. Dedicated to 
Pr. Charles. He observes in y e Ded. the great Rejoycings made upori 
the 5 th of Oct., the day of his Highnesse's Arrival from Spain, & the 24^ 
of March following, the day that the Match was broken off, & warrs 
declared for restoring of the Count Palatine and his Heirs to their 
Palatinat & Electoral. In the Book it self he observes the vain Promises 
of the Emp r , the K. of Spain, & the Archduchess, for the Restitution, on 
10 purpose to gain time to do mischief, & shews y 4 it will never be restored 
but by the sword. 

This day I also read over a Little Thing lent me by Thomas Rawlinson, 
Esq., ihtit., Prayers or Meditacions, wherein the minde is stirred paciently 
to suffre all afflictions here, to set at nought the vayne prosperitee of this 
worlde, and alway to longe for the euerlastinge felicitee : Collected out 
of holy workes, by the most vertuous and gracious Princesse Katherine, 
Queene of England, Fraunce, and Ireland. Done in the time of Ed. VI, 
for whom there is a Prayer. It is a very good Thing, & rare. 

1 A Copy of the Diploma sent by the University of Oxford ( 2 and sealed 
20 30 Junii, 1719, in Congregation 2 ) to M r . Richard Rawlinson, M.A. 

of S*. John's College in Oxford, to create him LL.D., which 
was done in Convocation, 19 June, 1719. 

bus ad quos praesentes Literae pervenerint, SALUTEM in Domino sempiternam. 
CUM eum in finem Gradus Academici a Majoribus nostris prudenter instituti 
fuerint, ut Viri de re Literaria optime meriti, istis Insignibus a Literatorum 
vulgo secernerentur, CUMQUE probe nobis compertum sit Egregium Virum 
RICARDUM RAWLINSON, Artium Magistrum Collegio Divi Johannis Baptistae 
infra Universitatem Oxon. praedict., non modo pro temporis ratione in studio 

30 Juris Civilis positi, sed etiam egregio in studiis profectu dignissimum, qui ad 
gradum Doctoris in Jure Civili promoveatur, EUMQUE gravibus negotiis in 
Regionibus transmarinis impediri, quo Limina Musarum adeat, et Laurea 
Academica coram ornetur, IDCIRCO in frequenti Convocatione Doctorum, Magi- 
strorum Regentium et non Regentium, decimo nono die mensis Junii, Anno 
Domini Millesimo septingentesimo decimo nono habita, praefatum Egregium 
Virum RICARDUM RAWLINSON Doctorem in Jure Civili renunciavimus et 
constituimus, EUMQUE virtute praesentis DIPLOMATIS singulis Juribus, privi- 
legiis, et Honoribus Gradui isti quaqua pertinentibus, auctum et ornatum. In 
QUORUM omnium majorem Fidem ac plenius Testimonium Sigillum Universi- 

40 tatis Oxon. Commune (quo hac in parte utimur) praesentibus apponi fecinms. 
DATUM in Domo nostrse Congregationis Tricesimo die mensis Instantis Junii 
Anno Domini praedict. 

Dec. 3 (Th.). Francis Thynne, of Longleate, Esq^ 8 Book call'd, The 
Perfect Ambassador, treating of the Aniiquitie, Privtledges, and behaviour 

Dec. 3, 1719. J. Cotton to H. (Rawl. 28. 47). ' Your Letter, by Mistake 

1 [Inserted MS. in Rawlinson's own handwriting.] 
*~* [Altered from ' 29 Jun., 1719, O. S.'] 

Deo. 2-4.] VOLUME LXXXIV, PAGES 62-67 77 

of Men belonging to that Function, was written at Longleate, Jan. 8, 1578, 
and was printed at London, 1652, 12. The Author calls it a X tma(B 
Work. There are some light Things in it. 

T. Morgan, Gent., writ a little Thing, pr. in Q to , call'd, The Welchmens 
Jubilee : To the Honour of S i . David, shewing the manner of that solemn 
Celebration, which the Welshmen annually hold in Honour of S 1 . David. 
Describing likewise the true andreall Cause why they wear that day a Leek on 
their Hats. With an excellent merry Sonnet annexed unto it. He thinks the 
true reason of wearing the Leek is, because S. David always, when he 
went into the Field in Martial exercise, carried a Leek with him, and 10 
being once almost faint to death, he immediately remembred himself of 
the Leek, and by that means not onely preserved his Life, but also became 
victorious. The Author was some merry Fellow, & writ it to get 
a penny. 

M r . Tho. Rawlinson hath lent me Speculum Sanctitatis, Or, The 
Holy Glasse: A Sermon preached at the City of Chester, at the sad 
Funerall of the ever to be honoured M M . Alice Whitby, Widdow, a most 
devout Matron of her Sex. By E. Wolley, M r of Arts, R. of Adderley 
in Shropshire, Anno Dom. 1640; Lond., 1640, 8. The Author 
observes in p. 19, that M r . Tindall, a Preacher, is reported to have spent 20 
two daies a weeke in visiting the sick and releeving the poore. And in 
p. 38, he observes of this M 1 *. Whitby thaty~0r these 35 last year es, she 
constantly fed a 100 or 200 poore every Monday at her house, that she came 
herselfe and saw them served, and lovingly saluted them. She was near 
80 Years of age. 

Dec. 4 (Fri.). M r . Hurman of Corpus was buried on Wednesday 
Night in Corpus X*i College Chapell. 

Last Night I had a very fair small brass Coyn of Constantine Jun. 
given me by M r . Roger Holman of Oxford, viz. CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB c, 
Constantini Jun. cap. laur. Rev., PROVIDENTIAE CAESS, Castra Pretoria. 3 
Supra Stella, infra PLON. 

in the Christen Name, my Father's being Robert, Came to me into the 
Country. My Father and the Rest of the Trustees, upon the Mistake of the 
Sirname [Heron], agreed that should be no Hindrance in Performing the Intent 
of the Will, which was very Plain to them, both by the Addition of Library 
Keeper, and more Particularly by the Knowledge they Had of M r . Walden's 
Great Respect and esteem for you. Being Call'd out very early this Morning, 
I forgot to enclose your Letter to my Father, but will not fail to Do it 
to-morrow, and then if there is any thing of form necessary for you to Do, He 
will inform you, and will take Particular Care of your Interest.' [PS.] Wishes 
to become a subscriber for all H.'s works. 

Dec. 5, 1710. J. Anstis to H. (Rawl. i. 82). Wants to know whether 
' Gab. Lurbeus de Illustribus Aquitaniae viris, ... 1591,' is in the Public Library, 
and whether it contains the lives of writers or of military men. 

Dec. 5, 1719. R. Gale to H. (Rawl. 6. 27). Has talked with Mr. Rawlin- 
son, Mr. Bridges, and others, about Fordun, who think proposals for printing 
it should be sent to friends in London at once. While subscriptions are 
collecting there, H. might keep the press at Oxford employed with some 
other author. Lord Pembroke wants account of a brazen sword found at 
Stonehenge, now in the Ashmolean. [Note by Hearne: 'Dec. 10, 1719. 


Dec. 6 (Sun.). M r . Jebb, a young non-juring Clergyman, who is 
a good Scholar, hath printed Proposals for printing Aristides's Works at 
the Theatre in iv VoK, 8 V0 . 

To enquire of M r . Baker when Thomas Montfortius, a D r . and 
Professor in Div. at Cambridge (mention'd by Walton in his Variantes 
Lectiones Graecae), lived & died. 

Read this Day a little Thing in 4* lent me by Tho. Rawlinson, Esq., 
printed at Lond., 1681, intit., An Account of Queen Marys Methods for 
introducing Popery and procuring a parliam* to confirm it, seasonable to 
10 be published in this Time of Imminent Danger : And dedicated to the R i 
hon Ue (Anthony) the Earl ofShaftsbury. In it are many lies, particularly 
in pag. 10, he falsly asserts that in March, 1554, Q. Mary delivered up 
all the Abby Lands, whereas they were only such as were of her own 
Possessions ; & that many thousands were burnt by her all over England, 
besides Ridley, Latimer, & Cranmer. 

Perus'd a Paper MS., in Folio, being an Account of y e Expences of the 
Royal Family in 1660, 1661, 1662, wch appear to have been moderate. 

D r . Rich d Carpenter, in his Sermon at y e Funeral of Sir Richd 
Ackland, K*, 9 Jan., 1612 (printed at Lond., 1612, 8), pag. 50, speak- 
so ing of y e Oppressions of y e poor by the rich, takes notice of a Story in 
the Barons' Wars, when a poor widow being exceedingly wronged by a 
great man, & put from house and home, and constrained to make an old 
Oake her best harbour, the conscience of this fact so affrighted him, that 
when he should be most couragious, he was most daunted, and in horror 
of mind often exclaimed, 0, the widow under the Oake. 

Dec. 7 (Mon.). Immanuel Tremellius's Grammatica Chaldaea et 

Syra is dedicated by y e Author to ArchbP Parker, who was the Author's 

Great Friend, & they became acquainted when Tremellius was made 

Hebrew Lecturer at Cambridge. It was pr. by H. Stephens, 1569, in 

3 a little folio. 

Dec. 8 (Tu.). M r . Jebb told me the other day that D r . Wilkins 
would certainly publish Textus RofFensis, with the Saxon Laws, as left 
by Mr. Elstob, 

This Afternoon Alderman White of Oxford shew'd me a fair Coyn of 

At y e Museum. Told there are ab* 20 Weapons (either Swords or Daggers) 
there of a mixt (but not brazen) Mettal. Same time at Bodley for M r . Anstis. 
No account of the Books he mentions.' [See Diary, p. 79.] 

Deo. 6, 1719. R. Furney to H. (Rawl. 5. 137). Encloses copy of 
Cardinal Pole's Injunctions, which H. may publish, if he thinks proper. Hopes 
Mr. Thache paid subscription for Sprott. 

Dec. 8, 1719. H. to T. Rawlinson (Rawl. 34. 70). Has to-day returned 
box of books. Often thinks of T. R.'s letter of the and instant. ' I am apt to 
think I must print 250 of my next Book (w ch will be English, & is chiefly 
design'd for y e use and service of the young Nobility and Gentry of England) ; 
at least, I believe that I cannot do under 200.' Has heard from Mr. Gale 
about Fordun : does not approve of his method. ' I remember full well, 
when I printed Proposals for Leland's Coll., w* a small Number I had, 
& 1 have not ever since been fond of this way. If People will encourage 
Fordun, let them say so ; if not, let it lye dead. I do not care to be at the 

Dec. 6-12.] VOLUME LXXXIV,- PAGES 67-76 79 

Alexander Severus of the bigger Brass, with IMP ALEXANDER PIVS AUG, 
Alexandri Severi cap. laur. Rev., MARS VLTOR, Mars gradiens, d. hastam, 
s. scutum. 

[Notes from Donald Lupton's Description of Flanders, 1658, omitted.] 
Dec. 9 (Wed.). This afternoon Dr. Wm King, LL.D. and Secretary 
to the L d Arran, Chancellour of the Univ. of Oxford, was admitted or 
installed Principal of S*. Mary-Hall, in room of D r . Hudson deceased. 

Dec. 11 (Pri.). One M r . Hayward, who lives at Little Amsbury, about 
2 miles from Stonehenge, in digging open one of the tumuli there, found 
a brazen sword in it, w clx he presented to the Ashmolean Repository 10 
about 20 years since. So M r . Roger Gale tells me he hath been inform'd 
by my L d Pembrooke. I call'd yesterday at the Museum to see it. 
M r . Whiteside the Keeper told me they had about 20 Brazen Instru- 
ments (or rather, Instruments of a mixt Metal), some of w cn swords, and 
others Daggers, but he could give no account w cn it was y* was given by 
M r . Hayward, nor had they any Record or Tradition about it. 

Anno 1615 was pr. at Lond., in 4*0, A Sermon preached at Flitton, 
in y e Countie of Bedford, at the Funerall of y 6 R* Hon ble Henrie, Earle 
of Kent, the i6 tn of March, 1614 : By J. B., D.D. He was three score 
and fourteene yeeres old. The said Book lent me by Tho. Rawlinson, 20 
Esq., as was also The Jesuits Undermining of Parliaments and Protestants 
lyith their foolish phancy of a Toleration, discovered, and censured? By 
W m Castle; Lond., 1642, 40. M r . Rawlinson observes that the Author 
was [an] errant Rascall, tho' no fool. [Notes from this book omitted.] 

Dec. 12 (Sat.). The following Runick Inscription was communicated 
to me by M r . John Leake (abovementioned) yesterday, who rec d it of 
Mr. Edw d Ernes, A.M., Fellow of Magd. Coll., Oxon. 
[Inscription omitted.] 

Trouble of sending about Proposals, and at last be baulk'd, as perhaps I may. 
Why cannot M r . Gale secure Subscriptions without this Method? He is a rich 
Man, & methinks should do it.' 

Deo. 8, 1719. 8. Mead to H. (Rawl. 8. 94). Thanks for missing sheet of 
Neubrigensis. Returns the other sheet, as desired. 

Dec. 9, 1719. G. Jackson to H. (Rawl. 7. 87). Mr. Selling's thanks for 
Camden : he would also like copies of Neubrigensis and Sprott. ' If y u 
publish y e Names, as y u have done hitherto, his Name is John Baptist Belling.' 
[Note by Hearne : ' Answ d , Dec. 18, 1719.'] 

Dec. 10, 1719. H. to J. Cotton (Diaries, 84. 71). Hearty thanks for 
letter of 3rd instant. ' M r . Walden was a Gent, for whom I had a very great 
Respect upon many Accounts. The Legacy he left me was unexspected. As 
soon as I heard of it, I did not in the least doubt of the Honour and Justice of 
the Trustees ; and I find by your Letter that my opinion was well grounded.' 
Service and thanks to J. C.'s father. Has entered J. C. as a perpetual 

Dec. 11, 1719. H. to B. Mead (Rawl. 34. 74). Hopes Sprott will be 
delivered next week. ' In the mean time, I most heartily congratulate you 
upon the Success you have had in behalf of D r . Halley. This great Man had 
been neglected too long. As you are a very learned Man your self, so you are 
one of the greatest and most generous Patrons of Learning I have known.' 
[PS.] I thank you for offering to take the Copies of the Collection, &c., if any 
should be unsubscrib'd for.' 


Dec. 13 (Sun.). Yesterday in the Afternoon, about 2 Clock, died 
M r . Thomas Shepherd, of S fc . Peter's in ye East, Oxford, in the 64^ 
Year of his Age. His Wife's Death is mention'd above, p. 20 '. He was 
Porter of Queen's Coll., was a thriving Man, and look'd upon as honest. 
He was buried at S*. Aldate's, about 4 in the Afternoon, on Monday, 
Dec. 14 th . 

[Extracts from Sir Walter Raleigh's Guiana omitted.] 

Dec. 14 (Mon.). I have been told that M r . Brewster, a Counsellor 
at Law, & formerly of Balliol College, was Author of Vox populi, vox 

10 Dei, for w ch Matthews was hanged. I have many times seen this 
M r . Brewster. He used to be much at Shottesbrooke, in a private 
Lodging. I used to look upon him as a Whig. He gave D r . Kennett 
the Parsonage of Algate in the Minories, London. He dyed, as I hear, 
about last July. I think he was turned of 50. The same Person told 
me he had a Hand in The Spiritual Intruder, and another Book in 
Defence of D r . Welton against D r . Shippen. 

Three or four Days after Bowles was elected Chief Librarian of the 
Bodl. Library, M r . Fletcher of Queen's quitted the Place of Under 
Librarian, w * 1 he had usurped (I having never resigned it), as Bowles 

20 had also been partly an Intruder by getting new Keys of D r . Hudson 

Dec. 13, [1719]. T. Baker to H. (Rawl. 23. 12). Answers H.'s inquiry 
about Thomas Mountford. ' If you intend to print Tho. Key's Examen, tho' 
it might be more proper to publish it with Jo. Key's First Edition, to w ch 
it is an answere, yet I doubt it would hardly make a vendible Book.' More 
on same subject. Saw Mr. Wanley last week, who said Avesbury would be 
sent shortly : hopes H. has received it. ' I wish your news may be confirm'd 
concerning My Lady H. My Lord & my Lady were here, & dined with 
M r . Prior, who spoke a Copy of verses (in the Library) in complement to my 
Lady, with some Intimation of a charitable design. At dinner my Ld. & my 
Lady sayd some kind things, & would (I doubt not) be very bountifull 
& liberall, if the design should proceed, but this is no very favorable Juncture 
to S*. Jo. Coll. to build a Chappell ; & yet M r . Hill (D r . Hill with you) has 
been wrote to, with what success I have not yet heard : much is expected. 
The Foundation (if any) must be layd by him.' [Note by Hearne : 
'Answered, Jan. 14, 17^.'] 

Dec. 13, 1719. C. Eyston to H. (Rawl. 5. 43). Would have answered 
letter of i pth ult. immediately, if he could have given account of the painted 
glass in Shelford Church. Never was in the church, and knows of no curiosity 
in the neighbourhood. Entreats H. to come over at Christmas : ' and wee 
will spend the Christmasse in a due distribution of time. Wee will pray at 
our set hours, and you shall bee no restraint upon us ; wee will haue our hours 
to Examine my Auntient little Instruements ; You shall run over anew my 
bookes ; And at time of Meales and recreation, wee will bee as Merry as 
friendes and Bottle and a Christ-Masse Pye can make us. And if you will 
promise to afford me your good Company this Holy and Cheerefull time, 
I will send for Coffine over to assist you in the sorting and pervseall of my 
Auntient deeds, whereoffe I haue neare a Pecke.' 

Dec. 14, 1719. H. to T. Kawlinson (Rawl. 34. 71). Sends advertise- 
ment to be inserted in the best paper T. R. can think of. The Vice-chancellor 
having given permission, will print 90 large and 150 small copies of the 
Collection of Curious Discourses. 

[See p. 65, above.] 

Dec. 13-16.] VOLUME LXXXIV, PAGES 77-88 81 

& partaking with the D r . in having the Locks altered (whereas I kept, & 
still keep, the old Keys), & upon quitting it, Bowles put in one M r . Wise, 
A.M. of Trin. Coll. (a Pretender to Antiquities), tho' he had promised 
it to one of Oriel Coll. that came in Fellow of Oriel when he did, & 
was very serviceable to him in getting the Head Librarian's Place, for 
w cl1 Bowles is strangely scouted & despis'd at Oriel as a Breaker of his 
Word, & a whiffling, silly, unfaithfull Coxcomb. 

On Thursday last (Dec. 10 th ) was placed in the Bodlejan Gallery 
M r . Dodwell's Picture. But it is only a Copy of an original one done at 
the Charges of Francis Cherry, Esq., & given by M r . Cherry to the Library, 10 
as he several times told me, & even others, tho', dying without will, upon 
account of the Encumbrances of his Estate, & many of his Effects seiz'd, 
it seems this original Picture came afterwards into the Hands of M rs . Dod- 
well (widow of M r . Dodwell), who told me she bought it, & now she keeps 
the original & hath sent only the Copy above mentioned, which is not 
much liked. M r . Cherry's widow should certainly have taken care y fc the 
Original should have come to the Library, as she should also that I should 
have had certain MSS. that M r . Cherry laid by on purpose for me 
(a Note of w h I left with him), tho' she declin'd any thing of y* nature, 
when I mention'd it to her after M r . Cherry's Death, & shew'd her 20 
a Letter wherein M r . Cherry's Intent was fully mention'd & sign'd (as 
well as written) by himself. 

[More extracts from Raleigh's Guiana omitted.] 

Dec. 15 (Tu.). The Indians strange Admirers of Jews' Harps. They 
will give two Hens for one Harp. See in the Appendix to Sir W. R t aleigh 
of Guiana, p. 109. They will give a Quarter of a Pound of Gold in 
exchange of a knife, p. in. 

Dec. 16 (Wed.). Out of a Letter from D r . Rich d Rawlinson, Dec. 
14, 1719: 

As I know you collect for our Oxford Writers and learned Men, you may 30 
enter the following Notitia. D r . Oilman of S l . John's, at the beginning of this 
Month, was presented to the Rectory of Creek in Northamptonshire, vacant 
by the death of M r . Sam. Smith, B.D. of our College as Patrons [j/V], and at the 
oeginning of last week instituted by BP Kennet. I hear a new edition, with 
considerable additions, is designed by D r . Haywood of S e . John's, of M r . Leigh's 
History of Montanism, whose Brother has putt into the Doctor's hands all 
that learned Gentleman's MSS., and what use may be made of them by one of 
a contrary principle, I cannot tell ; I hope an honest one. There was a scan- 
dalous report sett on foot that he dyed in the Communion of the Church of 
Rome, but [it] was generally disbelieved, and the falsehood of it confirmed by 40 
a letter wrote by the Lady Abbess of Gravelines, in French Flanders, where 
he dyed and was interred. As this is remarkable, I will attempt a Copy for 
you, when I see his Brother, as I know it secret and safe in your hands. 

Dec. 15, 1719. W. Poulkes to H. (Rawl. 5. no). ' S r Thomas Sebright 
is willing you should print 200 Copies of R. de Avesburie ; and in order to 
gratify y r best Friends, there may be 80 in the large Paper, of w cb He desires 
Dut 2.' Sir John Bland desires to subscribe for a large copy. Wants H.'s 
opinion about the French MS. 



Dec. 17 (Th.). Lent me by Tho. Rawlinson, Esq., A new Discourse 
of a stale Subject, called, The Metamorphosis of Ajax : Written by Misacmos 
to his friend and cosin Philostilpnos; Lond., 1596, 8. [Extracts omitted.] 

Dec. 18 (Fri.). Mr. Rob* Eyston, Brother to Charles Eyston of 
East Hendred, Berks., Esq., tells me that he hears that the Churches of 
Brill and Borstall in Bucks, were built by K. Edw. Confess., and that 
the latter was one of his Hunting Seats. 

[More extracts from the Metamorphosis of Ajax omitted.] 

Dec. 20 (Sun.). D r . Gibson, Provost of Queen's, hath published his 
10 Sermon preached at the Consecration of Queen's-Coll, New Chapell. 
It is done at the Theatre, in 8 VO , & some in 4*, and is dedicated to the 
ArchbP of York. 

Mr. Lewin, lately of Edm. Hall, A.B., & now of Magd. Hall, tells me 
that they are pulling down at this time the old Walls of Verulam, 

An. 1683, 4, was pr, at Lond, a Lat. Poe'm call'd, Fanum Sancti 
Albani, Poema carmine Heroi'co ; the Author Jo. Jones. Tis a pretty 
Thing. I think the Author was an Oxford Man. 

Dec. 21 (Mon.). D r , Potter hath lately published in 4*, pr. at Lond., 
his Charge to his Clergy, in w^ he falls upon Hoadley, BP of Bangor, 
so very deservedly, and commends the D. of Brunswick, commonly called 
K. George. 

Dec. 22 (Tu,). On Saturday Night last (Dec. 19^) died the Rev* 
M r . Francis Giffard, of whom mention is made several times in these 
Remarks, of a great Age ', & was buried last Night in the Church of 

Bed. 18, 1719. Elizabeth West to H, (Rawl. n. 105). 'I beg the 
Favor of you to send me word what you will haue for Correcting Pliny's 
Epistles, & makeing Additions. M r . Lichfield sends word 10 p de , which is 
a great deal. I hope you will make a Considerable Abatement, & be kind to 
me for my Father's sake. I had very great Losses in keeping y e trade, and 
was in hopes to make vp some of them by my Copys ; but I fear I shall not. 
I neuer knew of my father buying the Impression of you, & wish I may haue 
better sucses with y e Rest. I haue one sent for now.' [Note by Hearne : 
Answ rd .'] 

Dec. 19, 1719. R. Graves to H, (Rawl. 6. 126). Hearty thanks for 
trouble taken. Hopes Sprott is finished. Wants it bound ' in white Calf skin, 
with red Leaves, roll'd not letter'd.' Wants particulars about the Catalogue 
of Charters in the Cotton Library mentioned in Neubrigensis. Would be 
' mighty thankfull ' for the perusal of it. Begs H, to accept the book sent. 
[Note by Hearne: ' Answ d , Feb. 2, 17^$.'] 

Deo. 19, 1719. Griffith Gunnis to~H. (Rawl. 6. 158). Asks H. to spend 
the evening with Mr. Whiteside and himself. 

Deo. 21, 1719. G. Jackson to H. (Rawl. 7. 88). Mr. Belling returns 
thanks for Neubrigensis, and sends subscriptions for that and the Collection of 
Curious Discourses : also wants copy of Sprott. [Note by Hearne : ' Answ rd , 
Jan. 8, 17$$.'] 

Dec. 22, 1719. H. to R. Rawlinson (Rawl. in. 126). Received letters 
safely and dispersed them to friends. Mr. Tristram's book is so far from 
finished, that not one forme is worked off yet. Will be glad to see R. R., and 
hopes he will not alter his design. Thanks for memorandum about Dr. Oilman 
and Dr. Leigh. [See Diary, p. 81.] ' D r . Leigh should have taken care that his 

1 1 am told that upon his Coffin was put, aet. 88. 

Dec. 17-26.] VOLUME LXXXIV, PAGES 88-97 83 

S*. Mary Magdalen in Oxford. He hath a Son a Clergyman, who hath 
2 Livings, & is Prebendary of Norwich. 

Dec. 23 (Wed.). The Taberders of Queen's should wear the 
Tabardum, or Tafardpiov (y* is the Word in the middle aged Greek 
Writers), but they have so discontinued it that they know not what it was. 

Dec. 24 (Th.). M r . Kettlewell's Life is done in 8 VO as well as Folio. But 
there are the same gross Mistakes in the 8 V Ed. as there are in y e Folio. 

Dec. 25 (Fri., X tmass Day). M r . Dodwell's Picture in the Bodlejan 
Gallery is a very bad one, not at all agreeable to his primitive Plainness, & 
is badly placed between D r . Halley & Butler, Author of Hudibrass, whereas 10 
it should rather have been placed by Usher, Grotius, & the Casaubons. 

In pag. 8 of The Art of Poetry, written in French by the Sieur de 
Boileau, made English, Lond., 1683, 8, is this Passage, 

Fairfax 1 was He, who, in that darker Age, 
By his just Rules restrain'd Poetic Rage, &c. 

[Proof engravings of a plate and three ornamental capitals for Madox's Exchequer 


M r . Thomas Rawlinson hath lent me a little Thing (w ct is good) intit., 
The true lamentable discourse of the burning of Teuerton in Deuon-shire, the 
third day of Aprill last past, about the hower of one of the Clocke in the ao 
after-noone, being Market-day, 1598 : At what time there was consumed to 
Ashes about the number of 400 houses, with all the money and goods that 
was therein, and fyftie persons burnt aliue through the vehemencie of the 
same Fyer; Lond., 4. 

Dec. 26 (Sat.). D r . Hickes hath published several Pieces of the 
Textus Roffensis in his Thes. Lingg. Sept. 

MSS tB should have come to men of the same honest Principles with himself. 
I believe, however, that D r . H. will do nothing but what will be for D r . Leigh's 
Honour, notwithstanding he be of different Sentiments with respect to the 
common Head of us all. The Letter you mention written by a Lady Abbess 
about D r . Leigh's Death will be very acceptable.' Has not yet received 
Dr. Harwood's Packet. ' He writ me a very kind letter, & speaks like a Friend. 
I gave thirty shillings my self for Ross (small Paper unbound) about 2 Years 
agoe, and I do not wonder that M r . Baternan offers Two Guineas for one 
now.' The Collection of Curious Discourses goes on apace : nothing in it relating 
to R. R.'s design. Has had a particular account of the murder of Mr. Walden. 
It is true that he left H. ^100, ' w ch I look upon as very providential.' 

Dec. 23, [1719]. E. Burton to H. (Rawl. 3. 179). Corrects a wrong quota- 
tion in his observations on Ross's History. Hears that Dr. Hudson is dead 
and that Mr. Bowles has succeeded him. Supposes H. has received subscrip- 
tion-money from Mr. Rogers. [Note by Hearne: 'Answ d .'] 

Dec. 26, 1719. H. to R. Rawlinson (Rawl. in. 127). Sends receipts 
for money sent. Will keep the 5^. for the Continuation of Trivet until he 
knows what the undertaker will do. Understood that the terms were to be 
the same as those for Trivet. Has not had an opportunity of speaking with 
Mr. Parker about Bibliotheca Biblica. The medal is a curiosity : wishes for 
a sight of it. 

Dec. 26,1719. Sir P. Sydenham to H. (Rawl. 9. 153). 'I was very 

1 Fairfax in his Translation of Godfrey of Bulleu. 
G 2 


Dec. 27 (Sun.). M r . Tho. Rawlinson hath lent me a Book called, 
A true Relation of all the remarkable Places and Passages observed in the 
Travels of the right honour able Thomas, Lord Howard, Earle of Arundell and 
Surrey, Primer Earle, andEarh Ma[r~\ shall of England , A mbassadour Extra" 
ordinary to his sacred Majesty Ferdinando the second, Emperour of " Germanic , 
Anno Domini 1636. By William Crowne, Gentleman; Lond., 1637, 4. 

In p. 30 the Author mentions a Librarie at Prague, with one mightie 
great booke in it in folio, written by a Fryar in a dungeon, who was there 
put in, upon some hainous offence, there to suffer, and fortie yeeres after 
10 discovered by some Fryars going neere, hearing a noyse, had search made, 
and found him, who brought forth this booke, consisting of the old and 
new Testament, and many strange histories, which hee was all that time 
awriting, and assisted by the Devill (as he conceived), and spake very 
little more before he died. 

P. 32, His Excellency had a Play at Prague for Entertainment. The 
Argument, Pax in Anglia, diu exul in Germaniam postliminio reditura: 
Drama, Cum Illustrissimus 6f Excellentissimus Thomas Howardus, Arun- 
dellicE Sf Surrice Comes, Potentissimi Caroli Magniz Britannice. Regis ad 
Augustissimum Imperatorem Ferdinandum secundum, Sf Imperij Principes. 
20 Legatus Extraordinarius, Collegium Societatis lesu inviserit, a Collegij 
studiosis ; datum Pragce, 1636, &c. 

P. 67, Rare Flowers at Viana, on the East side of the Rhyne. A 
Tulip-roote sold there for 340 pounds. 

M r . Thomas Rawlinson hath lent me, De Templi Diui pauli totius 
Anglise celeberrimi incendio, quod accidit quarto die mensis Junij, Anno 
Domini 1561 (Auth. Tho. Chalonero, Equiti ['<:]) ; Excusum Londini, in 
Officina Johannis Day, pro Nicolao England, An. 1561, 4, in one sheet. 
It is a Rarity. Nor is it mentioned by A. a Wood in his Account of this 
famous Poet, Sir Tho. Chaloner. 

3 o Dec. 28 (Mon.). Mr. Thomas Rawlinson hath also lent me another 
Poe'm (not mentioned by M r . Wood), written by the same eminent Poet, 
Sir Thomas Chaloner, intit., In Laudem Henrici octavi, Regis Anglia 
prcBstantiss., carmen Panegiricum ; Anno Domini 1560, 4. It is printed 
in 8 sheets. M r . Rawlinson's Copy belong'd once to the famous Daniel 

sorry, & truly I had reason, least you should think I prevaricated ab* my 
Subscription to y r Sprot. I wonder, S r , how M r . Hunt forgott y e Subscription 
mony. I w d not give the least suspicion of insincerity tow'd a breach of 
Friendship for ten thousand pounds ; for w l can be more lovely, next to our 
hearty Love to God, y n y e Love of our Friend, & you, S r , I have enjoyed as 
a Friend several years, & God grant our Love all our lives sincerely towards 
one another.' Thanks for the Account of Godstow Nunnery. Remembers 
seeing an account of it mentioned in a catalogue of the MSS. of that house. 
[See Diary, p. 86.] Many thanks for the Account of Sacrilege : ' y r plain & 
exact Discourses to y r Authors make them valuable.' [For rest of letter, see 
Diary, pp. 86, 87. Note by Hearne: ' Answ rd , Jan. 4, i ?.'] 

Dec. 27, 1719. H. to T. Kawlinson (Rawl. 34. 72). Encloses receipts 
for subscriptions for Sprott. T. R. may have 30 large and 70 small copies of 
the Collection of Curious Discourses : ' & I heartily thank you for the great 
service you do me.' Thanks for presents. ' I shall, perhaps, walk out this 
season for a Day or two, and see a Friend or two of yours as well as mine, 
where we shall drink D r . Mead's & your Health most heartily.' 

Dec. 27-Jan. i.] VOLUME LXXXIV, PAGES 97-104 85 

Rogers, who hath writ at the beginning, Ex dono Thomce Chaloneri, 
Equestris ordinis viri ( Authoris *). This Copy is also corrected in several 
Places by Rogers, who hath likewise made Additions to it of 9 verses ; 
all w cn Corrections and Additions are done by his own Hand. 

Dec. 29 (Tu.). This Morning, at 8 Clock, St. Peter's in the East 
Bell rung for M r . Jacob Bobart, lately Keeper of the Physick Garden 
and Botannick Professor at Oxford, who died sometime last Night in the 
House at the Physick Garden, being of a great age 2 . 

Dec. 30 (Wed.). Meeting this Afternoon in High-Street, Oxford, 
with M r . Stephen Nicholls of Magd. Coll., he told me y* many years 10 
agoe he gave M r . Edmd Gibson (now BP of Lincoln) a MS. in Paper 
(of about 5 or six sheets), folio, about one of our K. Edwards, written 
in English. 

I called this afternoon at the Muse'um Ashmol., and look'd upon 
M r . Wood's MS. E. 4., in w cn is an Account of the Author's made use 
of by him in Hist. & Antiq. Univ. Oxon., but I could not find Rob* of 
Glouc., out of whom he hath a large Passage in the said Hist. & Antiq. 

Peisley the Bookseller hath bought the Remainder of D r . Hudson's 
Books, after Univ. Coll. Choice. He shew'd me the Catalogue to-day. 
The College hath not been nice in examining, & so have skipp'd over 20 
several Books they want. 

Dec. 81 (Th.). It is said that M r . Bobart hath left 3 Guineas per an. 
to S*. Peter's parish in the East, Oxon., viz. z Guineas to be given (in 
Bread) to poor House Keepers y* do not receive of Alms of the par** 1 
on Christmass Day, and a Guinea for a Sermon to be preached at 
S fc . Peter's on Xtmass Day, in the Afternoon. 

Jan. 1 (Fri.), 17|^. Buen Court 3 , on the Hill on the other side of 
Sunningwell in Berks, as we go to Abbington, an Estate of it self, 

Dec. 30, 1719. J. Anstis to H. (Rawl. i. 83). Sir Francis Leigh, after- 
wards Earl of Marlborough, belonged to the Society of Antiquaries : his life 
will be found in the Baronage. Oldsworth was another of that Society ; 
knows nothing further of him. Dr. Wilkins says he will not meddle with 
anything in Textus Roffensis, except the Saxon. Asks H. to look up Lurbeius 
about military men. 

Dec. 31, 1719. H. to J. Murray (Rawl. 112. 89). Has received money 
by Mr. Thomas Godfrey, the waggoner. Will be heartily glad to hear of 
J. M.'s perfect recovery. As soon as Sprott is bound, copies will be dispersed. 
' As I have printed your old Book of Ramsey, so 'tis likely you may have other 
little Pieces of Antiquity in MSS* that may deserve the light.' Service to 
Mr. Jett. 

[1719.] Charles Lyddell to H. (Rawl. 9. 141). Please deliver Mr. Bat- 
tely's copy of Neubrigensis to the bearer. 

Jan. 1, 17. H. to T. Rawlinson (Rawl. 34. 73). Encloses more 
receipts. The box of books came safely. Thanks for those sent as a gift. 
Wants list of subscribers for the Discourses in good time. Drank Dr. Mead's 
and T. R.'s health yesterday. Mr. Duncan's service. 

1 This word by another Hand. 

* He was buried on Thursday Night, at S*. Peter's in the East, Dec. 31'*. 

8 The true name Bealieu Court from its pleasant Situation. 


40 libs, per an. (or thereabouts), and distinct from and independent on 
the Mannour of Sunningwell. 

Out of a Letter from White- Waltham in Berks., Aug. 25, 1719: 

I rec d your kind Letter of the 27 th of July, but not hearing from you since 
makes me think you expected me to write an Answer to what you wrote about 
White-Knights and Sunning and M r . Englefield's, and in Answer thereunto 
I do not know the Place, nor was ever at it or neare it. I was forty yeares 
agoe at S r Thomas Englefield's at Early Court neare Reading. As for 
Sunning Church, I have not been in that these 40 yeares. 'Tis a beautifull 
10 Fabrick of a Country Church, but what Antiquities are therein I can give no 
Account. M r . Hayes has sold the Hill-House (in this par sh of White- 
Waltham) and Land lately, and Collonel Sawyer has taken a house at 

[Notes from A Synopsis of the Life of Richelieu^ 1643, and the True Speech of James, 
Earl of Derby, 1651, omitted.] 

Jan. 3 (Sun.). M r . Thomas Rawlinson hath lent me, and I have 
look'd it over, a very neat MS. in Vellam, being Preces secundum usum 
monastery Gloucestriensis, Written, as I take it, about 300 years agoe. 
There are fine illuminations throughout, not Heads but Flowers. These 

30 Flowers are done so very nicely, and there is so much Pains taken about 
them, that one would think they were done from a Mould, tho' 'tis certain 
they were not. It is, however, probable that the Nunns (for I believe 
this Book was illuminated by them) might have Patterns before them, as 
is customary nowadays with respect to Flourishes in Needle- Work. 

M r . Tho. R. hath also lent me another very fair MS., written, as I take it, 
about the time of K. Edw. I. It is in 4*, and is intitled by M r . Rawlinson, 
Historic, S. Petri per Clementem Papam, for this reason, I suppose, 
because the X th or last Book ends thus, Explicit liber decimus histories 
Beati Clemenlis Papa. But the Beginning of the Book is thus, Incipit 

jpprologus (this Prologue is Ruffinus's, who was the Translator) librorum 
Clemenh's, Papa Romance urbis, de vera disputatione Petri Apostoli contra 
falsitaiem Symonis Magi. This Work is commonly called, .. Clementis 
Recognitiones. Vide Grabij Spic. Patr., Vol. i, p. 275. 

Jan. 4 (Mon.). The Catalogue of MSS. mentions a History of the 
Nunnery of Godstowe, translated from English into Latin for the use of 
Alice de Henley, Abbess, and of the whole Convent of Godstowe, in the 
time of K. Edw. IV. It is mentioned as being in the Clarendon Library. 

Sir Philip Sydenham tells me that he hath had several Estates belonging 
to the Church, and that he hath never had any satisfaction or comfort 
40 with them, and that ever since their Family had them they have been 
decreasing, but before flourishing & encreasing. He justly observes (in 
a Letter to me, Dec. 26, 1719) that Sacrilege is certainly a Canker to all 
Estates. But whereas their BP (D r . Hooper, BP of B. and Wells) said 
in his hearing, that time wears out that Sin, he rightly judges that this 
is very doating. 

S r Ph. writes likewise that M r . Sprint hath a MS. of Polychronicon, 
for w cl1 he asks 4 Guineas ; that he is a very good Scholar, and is com- 
paring it with the printed of D r . Gale's ; that he was bred under M r . Ker, 

Jan. 1-6.] VOLUME LXXXIV, PAGES 104-115 87 

who advertises Grammatical Works in most Papers under his own Name, 
tho' he is assured one M r . Loe, born in Gloucestershire, and teaches 
School in Hackney by London, is the Author, a very ingenious Gentleman, 
and hath great success with his Scholars, one of wh, an ingenious Gentle- 
man, lives in Sir Philip's Neighbourhood *. 

M r . Hare, Richmond Herald (who is related to Sir Ph. Sydenham), 
hath published Proposals for printing by Subscription the Honour of 
Richmond, from a MS fc in the Cotton Library. The Society of Antiquaries 
at London (for there are many who call themselves by that Name) have 
engaged to get him Subscriptions. 10 

Jan. 5 (Tu.). On Sat. Morning last died M". Prince, wife of ... 
Prince, a Hatter in Oxford, and one of the Daughters of M r . Hen. 
Clements, of Oxford, Bookseller. She was buried last Night among her 
Relations in S*. Peter's Church in the East, Oxon. 

[Notes of grants of the manor of Roscommon omitted.] 

Jan. 6 (Wed.). We have an Account in the news Papers that on 
Monday, Dec. 28"* (1719), M r . Vansittart, a Merchant, dropt down dead 
of a sudden at his House in Soho Square, that he left no Issue, but is 
succeeded in his Estate of 2000 1. per an. by his younger Brother, who 
is the last Brother now living of five. The said Vansittart bought 20 
the Estate of Shottesbrooke in Berks, that belong'd to M r . Cherry. 

Jan. 6, 17J$. J. Anstis to H. (Rawl. i. 84). Sends heads of subjects 
contained in a MS. in Mr. Tate's handwriting in J. A.'s possession. ' These 
are Noble Subjects, and you would very much oblige us if you would add to 
these little Treatises what you haue collected under each head, upon every 
one of which something very considerable might be said.' Does not know 
how he came to put Sir Francis for Sir James Leigh. Can't think who Olds- 
worth might be. ' Cannot you furnish me with any thing in reference to my 
Specimen about the Garter ? ' H. will find something about the Society of 
Antiquaries in Mus. Ashm. 7088. Wants to know whether there is a copy 
of the Registrum Chartaceum, which Mr. Ashmole frequently quotes, at the 

Jan. 5, 17$$. H. Bedford to H. (Rawl. a. 55). Did not know Sprott 
would be finished so soon until Mr. Baker informed him of it. Sends names 
of subscribers. ' I take this opportunity to congratulate w th y on y e kind 
legacy left y by M r . Walden, of w ch I might have given y y e first notice, as 
I did D r . Welton of his, had y i8 good news attending y' unhappy accident 
come as fast as y e bad, w ch I had y e very day it first came from y e worthy 
Gent, to whom it was sent. M r . Cotton is his nephew's principal Trustee, 
M r . L'Estrange another, & if I remember well, M r . Bowdler anoth 1 , all my 
particular friends ; w ch I mention, y*. if it be in any of their powers to serve 
y in y e matter of this Legacy, y may most freely command all y e interest 
I have in y m .' 

Jan. 6, 17J. H. to R. Rawlinson (Rawl. in. 128). Sends receipts. 
Sprott not yet come from the binder. The uncertainty of the weather has 
hindered him from taking a designed journey. Lately saw proposals for 
reprinting Stowe's Survey. Is the work really going on or not ? Hopes Stowe 
himself will not be altered. More on same subject. 

1 Sir Philip lives at Brimpton D'Evercy in Somersetshire. 


Jan. 7 (Th.). Out of a Letter from White- Waltham in Berks., Sept 
15, 1719: 

I have been so bad this fortnight that I can scarce goe. I have spoke 
since with Farmer Wilks (of Heywood), whom I knew had some Parchments 
very ancient, and has some still, but he is very ill with a Fever, and I could 
not see them he has, nor does [he] care to part with them, but he desires that 
you would step to his House next time you come into the Country, and you 
shall peruse all that he has, tho' he said he has parted from one very ancient 
about the Nunnery at Sunning Hill you wrote to me about, called Broom hall, 
10 I think it [is] called, but he lent it to a Gent, to carry to Cambridge, and 'tis 
not yet return'd. 

[Notes from a MS. belonging to B. L. Calvert and a book lent by 
Thomas Rawlinson, omitted.] 

Jan. 9 (Sat.). M r . Calvert, abovesaid, hath got an imperf. English 
MS., given him by his Uncle, the Earl of Litchfeild, being, as I take it, 
the same with what is generally called Brute of England (w<>h little differs 
from Caxton's Chronicle), or, as others, Will, de Regibus's Chronicle, of 
w ch there is a vast plenty of Copies. This Book of M r . Calvert's ends in 
Edw. 3 d ' 8 Reign, the rest being wanting, and there being also some 
20 Defects even before that time. 

Jan. 10 (Sun.). M r . Flamstede is dead, & D r . Halley hath got his 
Place at Greenwich, for w ch he is obliged to D r . Mead. For so D r . Mead 
writes me in a Letter of the 9 th of this Month, viz. : / have bin so happy 
to gelt Flams feed's Place for Z? r . Halley, by means of my Lord Sunder land. 

Jan. 11 (Mon.). I must remember to call upon M r . Collins of Magd. 
Coll., & look into his Speed's Chronicle. He tells me that it is that 
in w cl1 there is an Interpolation from Stephens's Apology for Herodotus. 

Jan. 7, 17^$. J. Bridges to H. (Rawl. 28. 31). Indebted for two letters. 
' If you can furnish my Bro r Ralph w th one Sprot, &c., in large Paper, I'me 
well content, for I can't furnish him out of mine. . . . You've alter'd y r mind 
abo* Tate's Questions, &c., w ch you once seemed to think not perfect enough 
for y e presse. I wish it answers expectation. I heard a certain Nobleman 
once speak of that Jones w th a very good Character ; but he being not in Town 
at present, I'me at a losse how to get any Information abo* him. Neither have 
I any little peices in English out of y e Cotton Library y* I can suppose fit for 
y r purpose.' Offers to lend H. a copy of a MS. by John Joscelyn, secretary to 
Archbp. Parker, in the Cotton Library. [PS.] ' I suppose you take in no sub- 
scriptions for y e Discourses, else you'd have mention'd it.' [Note by Hearne : 
Answ'd.Jan. 9, 17^.'] 

Jan. 9, 17|. B. Mead to H. (Rawl. 8. 51). Glad Sprott is finished: 
hopes to have the pleasure of seeing it soon. ' I think the Number (240), 
which M r . Rawlinson tells Me You have agreed upon for the next Book, is 
very just ; if any be left upon your hands, I will, as before, take as many as 
You please.' Will send subscription-money next week. ' I have bin so happy 
to gett Flamsteed's Place for D r . Halley, by means of my L d Sunderland.' 
[Note by Hearne: ' Answ rd , Jan. n, 17^$.'] 

Jan. 11, 17g. H. Hall to H. (Rawl. 7. j). No longer expects to hear 
from Mr. Lowndes, the nephew, but believes he received the letter. If not, an 
answer might be obtained through Mr. Bedford. H. may write by Mr. Bird- 
well, a neighbour of Mr. Ranee, who comes over every fortnight. Must wait 
for better ways and wanner weather before visiting Oxford. Hears Mr. Jebb 

Jan. 7-14.] VOLUME LXXXIV, PAGES 115-127 89 

Jan. 13 (Wed.). One Hayward, of Ambresbury in Wilts., had 
a Gander died lately 43 years old. 

M r . Calvert of X* Church tells me that a Relation of his hath got 
a Maccaw (an Indian Bird) 70 years of age. 

Last October died M r . Philip Estur, Bach, of Arts of Lincoln College, 
and one of the BP of Durham's Exhibitioners in that College. He was 
ab* 22 years old. He died in the Isle of Jersey, where he was born. 
Had he lived, he would, without doubt, have made a very great Man, 
particularly in the Languages. For he had excellent Parts, & was 
a most industrious Man. He was, withall, modest, and tho' very 10 
studious, yet genteel and courteous. M r . Porter of Corpus X 4i College, 
his great Friend and Acquaintance, shew'd me his MSS ts last night, 
all of his own hand writing. They are to be sent speedily away to one 
of his Relations. I was surpriz'd to see them. He writ a neat hand, 
and it appears from those MSS. that he had a working Head, and was 
unequal to no kind of Learning. He had made great progress in 
a Nomenclatura, wb was to consist of 15 Languages. It is done very 
neatly by him. He had also begun a Collection of Inscriptions or 
Epitaphs on learned Men, collected from the most authentick Authors. 
Withall, he had made excellent Collections in order to write the Antiquities 20 
of the Jews, and he had begun some Translations of Rabbinical Authors. 
Moreover, he had a Design to have written the Lives of learned Men 
that have been famous for Oriental Learning, as appears from many 
Specimens that way among his MSS* Papers, 

Jan. 14 (Th.). From D r . Richard Rawlinson : 

The Proposals made to the Roman Catholicks, and the Oath of Fidelity 
to be taken by them. 

In order to putt the Roman Catholicks in the way of deserving some share 
in the mercy and Protection of the Government, it is required that some of 
the most considerable depute a proper person with a letter to the Pope, to 30 

is gone there 'to perfect a work he has undertaken. I know him not, but he 
is a warm man for alterations. I hear also that M rs , Wagstaff is sending her 
second son to be under his direction for his studies.' [Note by Hearne : 
' Answ'd >] 

Jan. 12, 17|$. H. to Lord Harley (Diaries, 84. 123). Hopes Sprott 
will be ready in a week's time. ' I desire your L d ship to accept of three 
Copies, two in large . . . and one in small Paper. They shall be delivered as 
your L d ship shall be pleased to direct, as shall also two other Copies, . . . one 
in large, the other in small Paper, w ch I desire my L d Oxford to accept of. 
When your L d ship made me your last most generous Present, you were 
pleased to ask me about old Monuments at Newport Pagnell. I promis'd to 
consult M r . Willis, my Buckinghamshire Book having nothing ab* them. I have 
since written to M r . Willis who returns this Answer.' [See Mr. Willis's letter 
on p. 61.] 

Jan. 13, 17|$. S. Qale to H. (Rawl. 6. 45). Hopes he is not too late to 
subscribe for Sprott. Has this evening subscribed by Mr. Rawlinson for the 
Discourses. [PS.] ' If You want a Plate of any Antiquitie, I shall very readily 
be at y e Expence.' [Note by Hearne : ' Answ rd , Jan 20, 17^.'] 

Jan. 14, 17|$. J. Bridges to H. (Rawl. 28. 3 2). On receipt of H.'s of the 
9th, looked out the MS. of Joscelyn, and put it into the carrier's hands 


inform him that whereas they must otherwise be utterly ruined, they may yet 
obtain some liberty and security for their Religion, upon four conditions, all in 
his own power, and evidently consistent with the Roman Catholick Principles. 

I. It is required that He order his former Decree 1 about the Oath of 
Allegiance, now dormant in the Hands of the Internuncio at Brussells, to be 
published and executed by proper delegates, and in the most effectual manner, 
for the Information of the people. 

II. That He take from Cardinal Gualtieri, the Pretender's declared Agent 
at Rome, the title and office of Protectour of England, and confer the same on 

10 one no ways engaged in any national faction, or otherways obnoxious to the 

III. That He revoke the Indult granted to the Pretender for the Nomina- 
tion of the Irish Bishops, and solemnly promise the Emperour to govern the 
Mission without any direct or indirect communication with the Pretender, or 
regard to his Interest. 

IV. That any person hereafter employed in the Mission shall be imme- 
diately revoked and called away, bona fide, upon information of any offence 
by him given to the Government. As the Emperor has engaged to bring the 
Pope to these Terms, it will be necessary to send also a proper person to 

ao Him, with a letter to desire his mediation in this affair. 

As any delays or Tergiversations in coming into these measures can never 
be coloured with any pretences of Conscience or Religion, so if any should be 
made by persons obstinately disaffected to the Government, they would have 
no meanes left to secure the peace of the realm, but in the reall and full 
execution of the Penal Laws, and more particularly of the Act for transferring 
the rights of succession of the next Protestant Heir, the immediate heir not 
conforming at the Age of 1 8, of the late Register Act, and all the Consequences 
it may have. 

The Oath. 

30 I, A. B., do promise and swear that I will pay a true and entire Submission 
to his Majesty K G , and no ways disturb the peace or tranquillity of this 
realm, and that I will not assist any person whatsoever, directly or indirectly, 
against his said Majesty, or the present Government. I also declare I detest 
the abomination of the Pope's having power to dispence with Allegiance or 
Submission solemnly sworn to Princes, or to dethrone or murder them. 

Jan. 15 (Pri.). Mr. Rob* Burd, M.B. of Worcester-College, Oxon. (of 
w ch College he is Fellow), hath got in his Hands, w bh he had from his 

yesterday. Sends names of several subscribers for Sprott and the Discourses. 
Will send the ^9 at earliest opportunity. [Note by Hearne : ' Answered, 
Jan. 19, 17$.'] 

Jan. 15, 174$. H. to T. Kawlinson (Rawl. 34. 75). All things came 
safely. Sends more receipts. Will send box of books and Sprott next week. 
"Tis kind in my L d Pembroke. But what means the other Lord you 
mention ? You certainly return'd him a very good Answer. Can I make use 
of better MSS. than I can come at? Why did he not tell the names of the 
better MSS. he would have me print ; and if he had done so, why does not he 
and others let me have them ? Do they think to be look'd upon as Encouragers 
and great Patrons of Learning for stifling their MSS., if they have them? Or 
do they think that Scholars must cringe & beg, & use all the pitifull, paultry, 
mean tricks to get the Loan of them, as they will to keep Places & to acquire 

1 This Bull or Decree was made at Rome in 1690, and is printed at the end of 
a peice called, The History of the Revolution, said to be written by M r . Lesly. 

Jan. 14-21.] VOLUME LXXXIV, PAGES 127-143 91 

Uncle, M r . Charles Burd, Caxton's Game of Chesse, printed in 1474. 
It is not said where printed. 

Jan. 16 (Sat.). Whereas Chamberlain's Present State of England 
was formerly well done, it is now (particularly since the Son, John 
Chamberlayn* carried it on) stuffed with abundance of trifling Things, 
& is full of Faults. It now bears the Title of The Present State of Great 

Jan. 17 (Sun.). M r . Flamsted the Mathematician died on Saturday 
Morning (Jan. 2, 17^$), at his House in the Park at Greenwich, and 
D r . Halley (as I have also insinuated before) succeeds him as the King's 10 
Mathematician, the House in Greenwich Park being allow'd him to live 
in, as his Predecessor had. M r . Flamstede had also the Living of 
Burstowe in Surrey, worth two hundred Pounds per an., w ch is given by 
the Lord Chancellor to M r . John Pound, M.B., Rector of Wansted in 
Essex, and formerly of Glouc. Hall, Oxon. 

Jan. 18 (Mon.). Edw<* Harley, Esq., Gent Com. of X* Ch., I hear, 
hath got Hollinshead's Chron. of the 2 d Ed. I must inquire whether 
it be castrated, as I fear it is. 

[Notes from MSS. lent by Thomas Rawlinson omitted.] 

Jan. 21 (Th.). I am well inform'd that M r . Harley of X* Church's ao 
Hollingshede is imperfect. 

I was assur'd last night that all the Heads of Houses in Oxford, the 
Head of Queen's & X* Ch. (the latter whereof was not in Town) 
excepted, were for Bowles to be Head-Librarian, which is the more 
wondered at because the young Masters (who are usually against the 
Heads) were for him. Both Town and Country look upon it as the 
most scandalous Election that ever was in Oxford ; but he is very fit 

Wealth ? I cannot do this. I will make use of the MSS. and Books that 
come in an easy, fair way (for I will not, while I am serving the publick, 
sneak), and if they will publish better, in God's name, let them do it.' 

Jan. 19, 11J$. H. to J. Murray (Rawl. 112. 90). Has to-day sent four 
copies of Sprott. Hopes J. M. is perfectly recovered. 

Jan. 19, 17|$- H. to R. Rawlinson (Rawl. in. 129). Has to-day sent 
copy of Sprott for Dr. Harwood. R. R.'s copy is sent to his brother. 
Mr. Parker's service. ' He says all Things are right between you and him. 1 
Mr. Russell is a poor antiquary. 

Jan. 20, 17$. J. Woodward to H. (Rawl. 12. 123). Sends subscription- 
money for Sprott and ' Collection of Antiquaryes.' 

Jan. 21, l?i$. W. [Fleetwood, bp. of] Ely to H. (Rawl. 5. 77). 
Received the two books, but must take another opportunity of thanking H. 
for them. 

Jan. 21, 17$$. W. Foulkes to H. (Rawl. 5. in). Sir Thomas Sebright 
subscribes for four large and two small copies of the Discourses. [Note by 
Hearne: 'Answ d , Apr. 22, 1720.'] 

Jan. 21, 17. R. Gale to H. (Rawl. 6. 28). 'I am afraid we must 
despair of seeing Fordun ever published by you, since you are unwilling to go 
out of your usuall way in printing him, and I find it impossible here to procure 
you new Subscribers, without acquainting them with your design by a pro- 


for such as will do any Thing to get and keep Preferment, & have no 
regard in such Cases to Oaths and Statutes. 

[Notes from a book lent by Rawlinson omitted.] 

Jan. 23 (Sat.). Gosworth in Cheshire is said to have been taken 
out of Prestbury in that County. Domesday Book speaks thus of it : 
Ipse Comes tenet Govesurde, Benulf liber homo tenuit ; ibi una hida 
geldabilis. Terra est sex Carucarum. Was/a est. Tempore Regis 
Edwardi valebat xx solidos ; ibi Silva duabus leuvis longitudine, fy duabus 
leuvis latitudinc, f dua Haice, It is said to have been taken out of 
jo Prestbury since the Foundation of Brazen-Nose Coll. Gosworth, notwith- 
standing, is a rectory, & Prestbury only a Vicarage. 

[Another note from the above book lent by Rawlinson omitted.] 
Jan. 25 (Mon.). I have been several times assured that the Earl 

posalls [sic] an[d] a Specimen of the work, as is the custome upon such 
occasions.' Will be glad to know H.'s resolutions. Subscribes for large copy 
of ' Collections in Antiquitys.' 

Jon. 23, 17$$. J. Anstis to H. (Rawl. i. 85). Received present for 
Sir Edward Bering. H, is to blame for putting himself to that expense : 
hopes Sir E. D. will find some way to acknowledge it. The author of the 
Life of Edward IV must have written it after 1497, since he quotes Gaguin's 
History, which was printed that year. Does the MS. say that Edward IV had 
four sons? More about Mr. Tale's MS. [Note by Hearne: ' Answ'd, Jan. 

25, i74$.'] 

Jan. 23, 17$$. J. Bridges to H, (Rawl. D. 1164. 161). Thanks for 
present of book. Has the copy of a letter written by John Merrick, bishop of 
the Isle of Man, to Mr. Camden, which is at H.'s service. [Note by Hearne : 
4 Answ r d, Jan. 25, 17$$.'] 

Jan. 23, 17$$. S. Mead to H. (Rawl. 8. 95). Hearty thanks for copies 
of Sprott : supposes Ld. Harcourt's is among them. Please enter S. M. and 
Ld. H. as subscribers for the Discourses. Will send money speedily. [Note 
by Hearne: 'Answ* 4 , Feb. 2, 17$$.'] 

Jan. 23, 17$$. Sir H. Sloane to H. (Rawl. 9. 80). Thanks for Sprott. 
Has asked Mr. Innys to pay for that and 'the antiquities.' [Note by 
Hearne: 'Answ d , Feb. 4, 17$$.'] 

Jan. 24, 17$$. H. to T, Rawlinson (Rawl. 34. 76). Begins to be in 
want of copies of the Discourses ; begs T. R. to let him have half a dozen 
large ones. If not, can he spare any of the small ? 

Jan. 24, 17$$. C. Eyston to H. (Rawl. 5. 44). Received H.'s of the 
aist instant, and sends remainder of subscription-money. Subscribes for the 
Discourses. ' Had not a Chaine of Accidents fallen out, You had scene me 
e'ere now at Oxford, since you were not so kind as to spend a few dayes with 
me in the Christ's Masse. Nay, I had come over with the Bearer, but that 
I must bee on Tvesday at Whiteknightfs] to attend the Corpse of (One of the 
dearest and most intimate Friends I had in the World) My Kindsman Engle- 
fyeld's to the Grave, who to the regreate of all who knew him, dyed suddenly 
on Thursday last. You haue lost likewyse in him a Friend, for it was by his 
Interest and Acquaintance w th M r . le-Grand, S r Rob* Rich, etc., that I haue 
procured Subscriptions to some of the bookes you haue obliged the World 
with.' Sends a MS. for H.'s perusal, and begs him to accept the little token 
inside the cover. 

[e. Jan. 25, 17$$.] T. Baker to H. (Rawl. 23. 15). Sends Account of the 

Jan. 21-28.] VOLUME LXXXIV, PAGES 143-155 93 

of Oxford & the L d Harcourt were the chief Contrivers & Penners of 
the damnable Abjuration Oath. 

[Notes from a MS. lent by Rawlinson omitted.] 

Jan. 27 (Wed.). Last Monday was elected Fellow of Brazen-Nose 
Coll. one M r . Hammond, B.A., who had left the College about three 
Years, and had taught School and lived in the Country, but resign'd his 
School now, got a Certificate that he was born in the Parish of Prestbury 
in Cheshire (the Natives whereof have Preference before any others of 
the County), and by that means got to be Fellow, whereas he really was 
born in the Parish of Gosworth, & deluded the Persons that certifyed the 10 
matter by pretending that Gosworth was really in Prestbury Parish when 
Brazenose Coll. was founded, & that therefore 'tis really so now. Now, 
before the Fellows had elected him, they should really have made him 
prove that Gosworth was in Prestbury Parish when the Statutes were 
made. Secondly, they should have scrupled whether he really were born 
either in Gosworth or Prestbury Parish, since he imposed so upon them 
in his Certificate. Thirdly, they should have had little Regard to him, 
had he brought Proof of w 4 was doubted about, since, having left them 
so long, he was not supposed to be capable of standing by reason his 
Life & Conversation was unknown to them, he being a very obscure ao 
Man, & of no Merit that I can hear of. 

On New Year's Day last, one M r . Warnford, Clark and Sexton of 
New College, about 18 years of Age, was married to M re . Paynter, one 
of the Daughters (there being another elder as yet unmarried) of D r . 
Paynter, late Rector of Exeter Coll. She is about 32 years old, and hath 
1500 libs., but Warnford hath nothing. 

Jan. 28 (Th.). Walk'd over this Day to Islip, on purpose to take 
a Draught of the little old Chapell (now turn'd into a Barn) that is there 

Divinity School and Library at Oxford. [It precedes this letter, and Hearne 
has added this note : ' I have printed this at the End of Curious Discourses.'] 
Knows nothing of Sir Francis Leigh but what is contained in Camden's Life 
by Dr. Smith, nor of ' Mr. Oldworth, unless it be that he is named as one of 
the Society of Antiquaries, but without Christian name.' Robert of Avesbury 
is not in Ld. Harley's, but in his father's library. Mr. Wanley promised to 
send it to H. as soon as he came to London. [PS.] ' The great news here is 
of building at King's College. The King laying the Foundation, & the Prince 
being a Contributer, you will easily imagine the work cannot stick, or be in 
want of private Benefactors.' 

Jan. 26, 17. H. to Lord Harley (Diaries, 84. 151). Thanks for MS. 
of Robert of Avesbury, which Dr. Stratford delivered yesterday. It is 
imperfect, but Sir T. Sebright has lent him a complete one with which it 
can be compared. Has sent copies of Sprott for Ld. H. and Ld. Oxford. 

Jan. 26, 17-jUj. H. to William Thomas (Diaries, 84. 152). Has to-day 
sent copies of Sprott as a present to Ld. Oxford. Thanks his lordship for the 
loan of Robert of Avesbury. ' I am sorry to hear you cannot have your 

Jan. 26, 17|. George James to H. (Rawl. 7. 92). Mr. Bedford has 
received a large copy more than his due, and believes it to be for Mr. Prior. 

Jan. 28, 17^. J. Anstis to H. (Rawl. i. 86). Guessed H. would be 
jlad to receive Mr. Tate's Dissertations, which he has accordingly sent. 


standing of K. Edward the Confessor. It is 15 Yards in length, & some- 
thing above 7 yards & $ in breadth. 

[Notes from books and MSS. lent by Rawlinson and others, inclnding some heraldic 
arms, omitted.] 

[Vol. Ixxxv of the Diaries contains notes and drawings of coins, medals, and seals, &c.] 


Jan. 31 (Sun.). The BP of Bangor, D*. Hoadley, hath answ'd 
D r . Hare's new Book, and hath adds d a Post[s]cript, in w 00 he animadverts 
very smartly (as I am told) upon D r . Potter, BP of Oxford, upon account 
10 of his late Charge to his Clergy. 

Feb. 1 (Mon.). There is a Specimen come out for printing Athenae 
Oxon., in w ch will be printed w* was done before, and a Continuation to 
1695, in wch Year Ant. a Wood dyed. So y* it is to comprehend y e 3 d 
Vol. that Ant. left in MS. to D r . Tanner. But 'tis believ'd that this will 
be a party Book, & that Anthony's Accounts will be strangely disguised. 
Nor is it well in D r . Tanner to betray his trust, & not have the thing 
done faithfully. 

H. may print what he thinks proper. When done with, wants it returned 
with other books of Sir E. Dering's. 

Jan. 28, 17$$. J. Bridges to H. (Rawl. D. 1164. 159). Sends the MS. 
relating to the Isle of Man. John Ghicheley, Esq., wishes to become a sub- 
scriber. [Note by Hearne: ' Answ 3 , Jan. 31, 17$$.'] 

Jan. 29, 17$$. H. to T. Rawlinson (Rawl. 34. 77). Encloses receipts. 
' I writ to you to spare me some of your Copies. You write me no Answer. 
I am teaz'd upon that account.' The Bishop of Peterborough wanted a copy : 
could not help him, so referred him to T. R. Can he also let Mr. Tempest 
Rawlinson have a copy ? 

Jan. 29, [17$$]. T. Baker to H. (Rawl. 23. 13). Sends copy of letter of 
Degory Wheare to Michael Oldsworth. [It precedes this letter, and Hearne 
has added this note : ' Pr. at y e End of Coll. of curious Discourses.'] Thinks 
this must be the Oldsworth H. intends to publish. 

Jan. 30, [17$$]. R. Furney to H. (Rawl. 5. 161). Having no opportunity 
at present of sending money, asks H. to send Sprott as soon as possible, and 
to enter R. F. as subscriber for next work. Glad H. is pleased with the 

[c. Jan., 17$$.] J. Anstis to H. (Rawl. i. 46). More about Mr. Tate's 
MS. Has searched the pedigrees of Leigh of Cheshire, but can find no 
Sir James. Will speak to the heralds who are more conversant with 
genealogies than himself. Mr. Dale or Mr. Hare are the most likely persons 
to give information, but H. must not mention J. A.'s name. ' If I can find 
any thing, you shall know it ; but our books are endlesse to be searched.' 

[c. Feb. 1, 17$$.] R. Mead to H. (Rawl. 8. 52). Thanks for present of 
Sprott. Sends by Dr. Radcliffe five guineas in acknowledgment. Bearer 
will also pay 6 for nine copies of the Discourses for various subscribers 
(named). Will talk with friends about Fordun. As to Sir T. Sebright, 
thinks he might be prevailed on to let 200 copies of Avesbury be printed. 
[Note by Hearne: ' Answ d , Feb. 2, 17$$.'] 

Jan. 28-Peb.4.] VOL. LXXXIV, P. 155 VOL. LXXXVI, P. 3 95 

Feb. 2 (Tu.). This Morning a Fire broke out at X fc Church great 
Hall or Refectory, occasion'd by burning the Holly and Ivy yesterday. 
It was discovered soon after 12 Clock, & in a few Hours exstinguished, 
the Lantern & part of the Top being only burnt. The Wind was high, 
but North West. Others tell me, and they say 'tis certainly true, that 
a Servitour, a very unlucky Fellow, fired a Besome yesterday in the Hall, 
& threw it up, and that it lodged in the Lantern, & so occasion'd 
the Fire. 

Urns have been found in the Isle of Man freq^y, w ch shews the manner 
of Burning the Dead not to have been peculiar to the Roman Nation only, 10 
since it is almost certain this Island was never in their Possession. See 
SacheverelPs (W m , Esq.) Account of the Isle of Man, p. 13. 

Feb. 3 (Wed.). On Saturday last was sennight, a lusty man was 
chok'd at Oxford with eating a little Bit of Bread. It kill'd him 

Feb. 4 (Th,). Out of a Letter of Mr. Gilbert Lake, S.T.B. & Vicar 
of Chipperiham, Com. Wilts., dated Feb. i, i7^ : 

I have nothing more to add, but that I am M r of the 2 Basins I spoke of, 
and sh'd be glad if I c ld be so, too, of their Inscriptions. I remember I sent 

Feb. 2, 17^. H. to T. Rawlinson (Rawl. 34. 78). Hearty thanks for 
allowing him nine large copies of the Discourses. Has sent ' two Sprotts ' 
for Mr. Browne. Has a copy of the Discourse about the Druids. Who 
was the Jones that wrote it ? Was it Inigo Jones? 

Feb. 3, 17^$. J. Anstis to H. (Rawl. i, 87). Dr. Wilkins has several 
times assured J. A. that he will only meddle with the Saxon part of the 
Textus Roffensis. ' And though S r Ed. Dering transcribed the Copy in y r 
Custody with his own hand, yet you'l consider if it should not be a proper 
respect to the BP of Roch r to intimate y r design of publishing any part of it, 
as a complem* due to the present Diocesan ; yet you may be certain that 
I shall always keep it as a secret.' [Note by Hearne: ' Answ d , Feb. 4, 17^$.'] 
Feb. 4, 17J$. H. Bedford to H. (Rawl. 28. 8). Hopes Mr. James sent 
the advertisement in time. Thanks for obliging present. Account of sub- 
scribers for new book. Mr. Prior's thanks for Sprott. Directions for payment 
of subscriptions. ' Y r Legacy will be well and surely p d , but not yet, some 
Estate being, I believe, to be first sold. I shall probably know w* steps are 
made in y* affair, & will not fail to acquaint y w th anything worth y r notice, 
& do y all y e poor service I can.' Wishes H. happiness and success in his 
unwearied labours for the public. Is about to publish Dean Bar wick's Life 
written by his brother, Dr. Peter Barwick. ' You'll see many things in it y* 
y will like ; but my name must be a secret.' 

Feb. 4, 17!$. B - L - Calvert to H. (Rawl. 4. 2). H.'s letter of Jan. 26 
was agreeable and instructive. ' Your notions concerning y e Romans and 
Britains are equally consonant to reason & truth. And by what I can under- 
stand, upon strict inquiry, concerning Leonard's Hill and y e places thereunto 
adjacent, the Reign of Trajan, when y e four great ways were repair'd, is y e 
most likely time from whence wee may trace its note and Antiquity. [See 
Vol. vi, p. 290.] Notwithstanding the Middle age writers, who made y e 
Brittains equal to y e Romans in Military Architecture and discipline, Experi- 
ence may plainly shew us, that as they were invaded & conquered by y e 
pow'er of y e Romans, it could never have been so thoroug[h]ly accomplish'd, 
had y e Sturdy Brittains been no more deficient in their Military improvements 
than they were in their Courage. Courage is nothing where Knowledge and 


you one 1 , which is in the greater circle of the less Basin. I now send you the 
other, w ch is in the less circle of the same Basin. [Floriated letters omitted.] 

Feb. 5 (Fri.). When Corpus X Coll. was built, temp. H. VIII, the 
best writing Paper was two Pence half penny a Quire. All the Timber 
with w cl1 Corpus X u Coll. is built was had from Nettlebed. The Stone 
of Corpus X ti Coll. came from Heddington and Tainton and Baryngton *. 

Feb. 6 (Sat.). On Thursday was sennight (being Jan. 28, 
was buried at Marston near Oxford, old M r . Beaw (Brother of the late 
BP of Landaff), of a very great Age. He had lived at Marston a great 
10 many Years. 

Feb. 7 (Sun.). Last Monday D r . Richard Rawlinson, being return'd 
from France, was admitted to his Place in the Convocation House among 
the Doctors. He hath done his Exercise, and so is to have the Caution 
Money he laid down upon that score return'd him. 

M r . Leigh the Non-Juror, whom I have formerly mentioned to have 
written a large Letter to M r . Dodwell ag fc his Notions about the Soul, 
dyed above half a Year agoe, as I am told by his Nephew, M r . Leigh 
of Brasennose Coll., & left an excellent Study of Books. 

This Day sennight died M rs . Mead, Wife of my great and generous 

o Friend, D r . Richard Mead. Many scandalous stories have been rais'd 

of this Lady, but I am well inform'd they are malicious and false. For 

thus my worthy Friend, Thomas Rawlinson, Esq., writes to me, in 

a Letter dated Yesterday : 

Ever since Monday (for on Sunday M ra . Mead died) I have bin with the 
D r . from Morning to Night, & never bin once at the Coffee House. She will 
be buried on Tuesday next, about w cU time, or thereabouts, I hope to be abroad 
again. M M . Mead brought the D r . a very good Fortune. She left him 
5 Children, 4 Girls and a Son of about a Yeare and old. 'Tis now a pretty 

Experience are wanting. Wherefore, those writers needed not to have made 
such apologies for y e conquered Britains ; for y e most Couragious Man may be, 
without loss of honour, overcome by another who excells him in y e art of 
defence.' Goes to the Heralds' Office to-morrow in search of a MS. of 
Verstegan's concerning the Calvert family. Sets out for Oxford next week, 
and hopes to bring some Greek coins with him. [Note by Hearne : ' Rec d , 
Friday, Feb. 6, 1 7^.] 

Feb. 4, 17g. W. Thomas to H. (Rawl. 10. 36). Has received the books 
for Ld. Oxford, and informed him of H.'s acknowledgment of the MS. of 
Robert of Avesbury. There is a copy of that historian at Trinity College, 
Cambridge. W. T.'s brother will pay subscription for the Discourses. 

Feb. 5, 17$. C. Eyston to H. (Rawl. 5. 45). Mr. Legrand wishes to 
subscribe for H.'s new book. Of what country was Anthony a Wood, and 
when did he die ? Will be very careful of Mr. Rawlinson's books. 

Feb. 6, 17. H. Bedford, to H. (Rawl. 28. 9). Mr. Harbin complains 
that Ld. Foley's copy of Sprott is not sent : wants it sent with Mr. Hawes' 
copy. Account of payments, &c. 

Feb. 6, 17$. Sir H. Sloane to H. (Rawl. 9. 81). Glad Mr. Innys paid 
the money. Wants four copies of the Discourses, when printed. 

1 See vol. 83, p. I9Q. 

a So 'tis writ in the MS. of the Coll. Treasury. [This note is struck out] 

Feb. 4-ii.] VOLUME LXXXVI, PAGES 3-1 l a 97 

many Years I have had the Honour to be intimately acquainted in the Family, 
where I remark'd Him a good Father and kind Husband, & Her a good Wife. 
A Deal of Scandal ill People, Woodward or such Fellowes, have utter'd, but 
I never saw any Grounds for it, tho' so constantly there ; found her an 
honourable Friend, and without falshood or Disguise ; never heard worse 
Things from Her Mouth than such advice as a wise Mother might give to even 
a favor'd Son. I thought this due to her Character now dead, who have 
defended it while she liv'd, if at any time I found it or barbarously attack'd 
or more insidiously whisper'd away. 

Feb. 8 (Mon.). It is a Custome now in London for all the Tory- 10 
Clergy to wear their Masters' Gowns (if they have proceeded in the 
Degree of Master of Arts at either of the Universities), w ch much 
displeases the Whiggs and the Enemies of the Universities, who all go in 
Pudding-sleeve Gowns. 

Feb. 9 (Tu.). I was told last Week, by several honest Gentlemen 
who came from London, that Leland's Itinerary, that I published in ix 
Volumes, is come to 16 libs, price. 

Feb. 10 (Wed.). M r . Eyston (Charles), of East Hendred in Berks., 
put into my Hands to-day a MS. in Vellom, that he borrowed of Michael 
Blount, of Mapledurham in Oxfordshire, Esq., relating to Mapledurham. 20 
There are several Things in it of note, some as high as Edw. Ill, & the 
Book is to be delivered by me to D r . Richard Rawlinson, to be perused 
by him, & to be forthcoming when called for. 

Feb. 11 (Th.). Out of a Letter written by my Father, George 
Hearne, of White- Waltham in Berks., Feb. 2, 

Robert Van Sitthard, Esq., was buryed at S*. Mary Ax in the City of 
London, according to his desire, I think on the 12 th day of January (last). 
'Tis said there were 20 Mourning Coach[e]s at the Funeral!. M r . Griffyth and 
M r . Staples were both invited, and both had mourning Gowns & Cassocks, 
with other funerall things appurteyning. I have been Parish clerk of White- 30 
Waltham just 49 Yeares this Candlemas day, and believe few there be that 
have been so long. - 1 have been told M r . Englefield of White-Knights is dead 
since X mass , a good sort of Charitable Gent. M r . Rider of Maidenhead drop'd 
down stark dead in the Market house, as he was selling Corn, and never spake 
[a] word. - 1 was heartily sory for poor M r . Betham's hard fate, whom I knew. 
He was brought through Bracknell to be caryed to Silchester to be buryed. 
I have been told he had lately layd out a great Summ of Money upon the 
parsonage house at Silchester. He was a good man, and has left severall 
small Children. But his Books I know not yet who bought them ; but when 
I know it, you shall know it, if I live. 40 

Dioc. SARUM, NOVEMB. 27 th , 1704. 

A Terior of Such Lands, Tiths, P[r]offitts, and Emolum ts as belong 

to the Vicaridge of the Parish of Waltham Abbots, alias 

White- Waltham, aforesaid. 

Imprimis. There is belonging to the said Vicar, a Vicaridge-house and 
i little Barne, with a Garden-Plott and one Acre of Ground thereunto 

1 [Inserted document in George Hearne's handwriting. ] 


Item there belongeth to it an Annual pension of Forty Shillings, paid out of 
her Majestie's Exchequer. 

Item there is due to the said Vicar all manner of Tiths, Except corn, which 
are to be paid in kind, there being no Custom or prescription to the Contrary 
which we know of (Except one, which is one peny for every Cow's Milk 

Item there belong to the Vicar all Oblations and Mortuaries. 

Item all the Surplice fees, Viz*, for Burying of any parishoner in the Church 

or Chancel, two Shillings, and in the Church-yard, one Shilling, and for every 

10 forreigner double ; as also for every Marriage by License, 5 Shillings, with 

Banns published, two Shillings Six pence, and where the Woman is Married 

in any other Parish, Ten Shillings, as also one Shilling for every Churching. 

Item there is due to the Vicar Ten Shillings for Breaking of the ground in 
the Chancel for any Parishoner, and Twenty Shillings for any out Parishoner 
that shall be Buryed there, the Vicar alwaies Maintayning the Floor of y e 

Item There is payable yearly from the impropriator to the said Vicar these 
Quantitys of Corn, Viz*, 18 Bushells pf Wheate, 18 Bushells of Early, and 
1 6 Bushells of Beans and Pease, on the Feast of S*. Michael th' archangel, or 
20 w th in 30 daies after. 

Item we doe find by certain Antient Terriers, that there is belonging to the 
said Vicar the Tith-corn of certaine Garden Plotts, in Number Seaven, 
whereon have houses stood in former Times ; the Fields or places in which they 
lye are first, in Joan-croft, contayning 3 Quarters of an Acre, 2 d] y in Long- 
croft, contayning as much ground, 3^ in Staples, contayning one Acre, 4 thl 7 
in ... *, an other contayning an other Acre, s* hl y in Binfields croft, contayning 
3 quarters of an Acre, 6 thl 7 in Rogers croft, one contayning one Acre, 7* u y 
in Bucketts, one Contayning one Acre. 

All these forementioned Tiths, fees, Pension, Quantities of Corn, and Tith- 
30 Corne of Garden-Plotts have been paid to the Vicars there from Time to 

Feb. 12 (Fri.). The Duty of Publick worship proved ; to which are 
added Directions for a devout Behaviour therein, drawn chiefly from the 
Holy Scriptures and the Liturgy of the Church ; and an Account of the 
Method of the Common Prayer. By way of Question and Answer : 
the second Ed. corrected. By Francis Fox, M.A., Vicar of Potterne in 
Wiltshire ; Lond., 1713, 8. This is Fr, Fox that was of Edm. Hall, 
who us'd to be call'd Father Fox. 

Feb. 13 (Sat.), The Founder of Corpus X Coll. left ye College all 
40 his Houshold Goods. 

Feb. 14 (Sun.). Mr. Porter of Corpus X t{ Coll. told me yesterday 
that M r . Hurman of their College (who died lately) transcrib'd with his 
own hand all Pope Nicholas's Valor Beneficiorum, from the MS. in 
Bodley, and that since his Death it is put into their College Library. 

[c. Feb. 13], 17. Q. Harbin to H. (Rawl, 7. 19), Received from 
Mr. Bedford two copies of Sprott for Sir John Stanley and himself. Ld. 
Foley's large copy is not yet come to Mr. Bedford : hopes he will have it soon. 
All three wish to subscribe for new work. [Note by Hearne: 'Answ d , 
Feb. 18, i 7 .'] 

1 This was torn, I could not make it out. 

Feb. n-18.] VOLUME LXXXVI, PAGES ll a -20 99 

Lent me by Tho. Rawlinson, Esq., Directions to a Painter, for 
describing our Naval Business, in Imitation of M r . Waller. Being the 
last Works of Sir John Denham. Whereunto is annexed, Clarendon's 
Housewarming, by an unknown Author. Printed in the Year 1667, 8. 

Account of the Isle of Man, by Wm Sacheverell, Esq., p. 118 : 

Samuel Rutter was sworn Bishop Anno 1661 ; he had been Arch-Deacon, and 
Govern'd the Church with great prudence during the late Wars. He was 
a Man of exemplary goodness and moderation. He sate Bishop till the Year 
1663, which shews the Oxford Editor egregiously mistaken in Affirming Bishop 
Barrow (D r . Isaac Barrow) to be the first Bishop after the Restoration. 10 

In y e same Book is A Voyage to I-Columb-Kill, in y e year 1688, by 
the same Sacheverell, who (p. 132) tells us of a Book of Inscriptions, 
that were formerly in the Church, made by the Father of M r . John Frazer 
(an honest Episcopal Minister), in w cn Book were above 300, but being 
lent to the late Earl of Argile, a Man of incomparable Sence and great 
Curiosity, it is to be feared they are all lost by that great Man's Afflictions. 
The Collector was Dean of the Isles. 

Feb. 15 (Mon.). The following Brass Coyn was given me on 
Thursday last by one M r . Ennys *, Governour to my L d George Douglass 
of X* Ch. It is of Maximian. 20 

[Notes and drawings of this and another Roman coin omitted.] 

Feb. 16 (Tu.). Yesterday, in the Afternoon, the poor old Man of 
Heddington, upwards of 90, who was born at Rotherfield Grays 2 , & whom 
I have mentioned before, was buried in Heddington Church Yard, being 
found dead in the Field. 

[Notes about Brian Walton, &c., from printed books, omitted,] 

Feb. 18 (Th.). Anth. a Wood, in his Account of Thomas Phayer and 
Thomas Twyne, hath committed a very great mistake in making xiii 

Feb. 16, 17$$. J. Anstis to H. (Rawl. i. 88). Has to-day seen the 
Bishop of Rochester, who is 'no ways against' H.'s printing the Textus 

Feb. 16, [17$$]. T. Baker to H. (Rawl. 23. 139). Has borrowed Robert 
de Avesbury's MS. from Trinity College, and can answer any inquiries. 
Long account of it. Has met with nothing more about Jones, but takes him 
to be Sir William Jones, an eminent lawyer, whose mother was Margaret, 
daughter of Humphrey Wynn ap Meredyth. A friend tells him he saw 
Dr. Caius's book in Dr. Hudson's hands at Oxford. Can hear of none such at 
Caius College. [For rest of letter, see Diary, p. 100.] 

Feb. 16, 17. W. Brome to EC. (Rawl. 3. 133). Account of subscribers 
for Sprott, &c., and directions for binding, Has H. laid aside all thoughts of 
printing Cicero ? 

Feb. 16, 17$. J. Gibson to H. (Rawl. 6. 74). Thanks for letter. 
Will bring the ' 2 pieces ' when he comes. ' If there be an auction this Lent, 
I w d pray you to borrow a Catalogue for me to peruse. ... I wish you w d 
enquire wheth. my Bro. George be resident in Q. Coll., & inform me. I have 
lately heard such a report, but am not worthy to be acquainted w th any thing 
yy do.' 

1 A' Scotchman. * It was not him, but another very old Man. [See above, p. 9.] 

H a 


Books of Virgil's JEn., there being but xii, & the 13 th Book of JEn. 
being a Supplem* by Maphseus Vegius. 

Out of a Letter from M r . Baker of Cambr., dated the 16 of this 
Month : 

It will be no news to tell you that D r . Snape (Master of Eaton) is chosen 
Provost at King's College, w ch , tho' it be a good choice, yet I doubt they may 
loose the Court by it, & their hopefull Expectations of a new building. The 
late Provost's l death was an unhappy blow to them ; all things were prepaid 
& adjusted, & he only wanted the Ceremony of being introduc't, when his 
10 sudden death dash't all. 

[Latin epitaph of Dr. John Smith, preb. of Durham, buried in St. John's College, 
Cambridge, 1715, omitted.] 

Feb. 19 (Fri.). I have got by me a Transcript of Textus Roffensis 
(those Things, however, that are in Lambard being omitted), taken by 
the famous Sir Edward Dering. It was lent me out of the Library of 
the present Sir Edw d Dering, at the Request of M r . Anstis, and I have 
leave to print it. 

Feb. 20 (Sat.). Robert Mulcaster translated into English, Fortescue 
De Legibus. 'Tis printed with the Latin. Inquire about this Rcb 4 
20 Mulcaster. 

Feb. 21 (Sun.). This Afternoon that Part of Mr. Bobart's Will was 
read in S fc . Peter's Church in the East, Oxon., that relates to what he 
hath left that Parish. It is an Acre of Land for ever lying in Osney 
Meadow, calf d Pike Acre. Twenty shillings of it is for a Sermon in the 
Afternoon on X tma88 Days, & the remainder to poor House Keepers, 
that shall not be Dissenters, to be dispos'd of by the Minister and Church 

Feb. 19, iVJft. C. Eyston to H. (Rawl. 5. 46). Thanks H. for spending 
so much time with him in Oxford. Would be glad to keep Wood's Life 
a little longer. Who is the author? What is the office of Post-master in 
a college ? In what year did Capt. Stephens publish his Abridgment of the 
Monasticon ? Asks H. to get him the tracts of another Stephens, a lawyer in 
the Temple, if to be had in Oxford. Thanks for letter of the 1 3th. Mr. Blount 
will no doubt allow H. to peruse the MS. about Mapledurham and make 
extracts from it. 'All here truly love and honour you, and ioyne in my 
request of seeing you. I haue any time these three dayes expected you 
would come over; the weather hath been so very inviteing.' [PS.] Has 
Dr. Rawlinson left Oxford ? Would be glad to see him. 

Feb. 20, 17$. H. Bedford, to H. (Rawl. 2. 56). Account of payments 
of subscriptions. [Note by Hearne : ' Rec d this Money, Apr. 23, 1720. 
Answ d , Apr. 25, 1720.'] 

Feb. 2O, [17J$j. R. Furney to H. (Rawl. 5. 163). Has not yet received 
Sprott : wants to know whether Mr. Thache has taken it up and paid sub- 
scription. Please send a line by coach or carrier ; ' Not by y e Post, for upon 
some quarrel between the Postmasters, all Letters that come from Oxford, 
tho' directed by way of Abingdon to Glouc., are carried to London, whereby 
we not only pay double for them, but must wait a longer time before we can 
have them, & they are more likely to miscarry.' 

1 D r . Adams, who writ of Self-Murther ag l D r . Donne. 

Feb. 18-26.] VOLUME LXXXVI, PAGES 20-32 101 

Wardens. Trustees, M r . Dyer of Oriel-Coll., M r . Stephens, formerly of 
Magd. Coll., now a Minister in the Country, and M r . Hall the Atturney. 

Feb. 22 (Mon.). I have a Medall by me, in Brass, of Lewis the XIIII, 
on the Reverse of which is, Incensa Batavorum classa ; it should be classi. 

Feb. 23 (Tu.). This Morning, at eight Clock, the Bell[s] at Magd. 
Coll. and S fc . Peter's in the East rung out for D r . James Fayrer (S.T.P.), 
Fellow of Magd. Coll. in Oxon. (where he was also Divinity Lecturer), 
and Publick Reader of Natural Philosophy in that Univ. He took his 
Master of Arts' Deg., Feb. 22, 1678. He died of the Dead Palsy, in the 
College. He was a very proud, haughty Man, of no Learning, & 10 
therefore altogether unfit for the Natural Philosophy Lecture. Some 
years agoe he was Rector of Apleton, near Abingdon in Berks., but he 
soon resign'd, that he might lead a drowsy, unactive Life in the College. 
He is suppos'd to have been married to one M. West of Hallywell, 
Widow of M^ Rich d West, formerly of Oriel Coll., at least he kept her 
much Company, and she was constantly with him now in his Illness, and 
when West was living, D r . Fayrer was with her so much that M r . West 
was very jealous. Just as these Bells had done, S fc . Marie's went upon the 
same occasion. He was originally of Edm. Hall in the time of D r . Tully. 

[Notes of printed books omitted.] 20 

Feb. 25 (Th., S*. Matthias 1 ). This Evening, at 10 Clock, Dr. Fayrer 
was buried in Magd. Coll. Chapell. The Speech was spoke by his great 
Crony, M r . Thomas Collins. 

Feb. 26 (Fri.). This Day, in the Forenoon, Charles Bertie, LL.D., 
Fellow of All- Souls Coll. (and Bro. to the E. of Abbington), was elected 
Reader of Natural Philosophy, in room of P*. Fayrer,. deceased, not 
upon account of any skill (for he hath none) in Natural Philosophy, but 
because he is much in debt to the College, occasioned by his Negligence 
when Bursar 2 . For he would not do the Business himself, but imploy'd 

Feb. 22, 17J$. R. Graves to H. (Rawl. 6. 127). Received letter, Sprott, 
and other books: hearty thanks. Wishes H. would publish a new edition of 
the Catalogue of MSS. in the Cotton Library, with Dr. Smith's additions, &c. 
Kindly inquire at Christ Church about a box of ancient charters sent to 
Mr. Calvert last month, which he has not acknowledged. 

Feb. 23, 17|$- F[rancis] Peck to H. (Rawl. 9. 5). ' You will pardon 
this Address from a Brother Antiquary, who desires to be a Subscriber to the 
Collection of Scarce Pieces of Antiquity you are going to publish, & any Thing 
y* you shall hereafter set forth of y* kind. ... If you have any Copies left of the 
Chronicle you lately published, or any other Piece of that Kind, I w d have one 
of each, but unbound, for we have the best Binder in England in these Parts, 
many of the King's Books coming hither to be bound.' The Antiquities of 
Newcastle and Spelman de Sepultura are at H.'s service. Is now preparing 
for press the Antiquities of his native place, Stamford in Lincolnshire. Asks 
H. to get some MSS. transcribed from the Bodleian. [PS.] ' My good Friend, 
M r . Tho. Baker of S*. John's, Camb., is very assisting to me, & so is the Bp. of 
Peterborough.' Will thankfully pay for the transcribing. 

1 Leap Year. 

2 It is also caused by his being marry'd (for his Marriage is well enough known, tho' 
:onnived at) to one M. Gary, sister to M r . Gary, Rector of Snnningwell, & to 
i younger M r . Gary, fellow of All Souls, who had nothing, but was a great Beauty, 
.nd now lives at Sunningwell, by whom he hath children. 


one Barzillai Jones, LL.D. & Fellow of the College, whose Fellowship 
is sequestred upon that score (for he spent the College Money), and he 
now absconds. The Electors are the Vice-Chanc. for the time being, 
the Presid* of Magd. Coll., & the Warden of All-Souls. 

[Notes of printed books omitted.] 

Feb. 28 (Sun.). M r . Nic. Cox, formerly Mancipal of Edm. Hall, 
& now a seller of old Books (who hath a younger Brother J that is rich, 
living at Stanton S*. John's, near Oxford), tells me y l he is descended by 
the Mother's side from the famous William Lillye the Grammarian, 
10 & that BP Sanderson writ his case of conscience ab* rash vows upon 
account of a rash vow that his Wive's Father had made, y* he would not 
give one Farthing to her if she married Cox. The Matter was represented 
to BP Sanderson, who shew'd the Invalidity of it, but the Person (Lilly) 
who made it speaking afterw ds with BP Fell, who advis'd to keep the vow, 
all was dash'd. 

[Notes of printed books omitted.] 

March 4 (Fri.). This Morning D r . Charlett sent for me. When 
I came, he was very civil ; but it was only to ask me a parcel of Questions. 
He read them out of a Paper. Among them were, whether I was about 

Feb. 27, [17tfl. T. Baker to H. (Rawl. 23. 14). Consulted Mr. Adderton 
about the book printed by Julian Notary. Thinks it is only an old edition of 
Caxton's Chronicle. Long account of it. Probably not the same as H.'s. 
' Since the French Chronicle & Avesbury prove to be the same with your two 
Copies, & of no use to youj I shall return them without troubling Dr. Bentley ; 
tho* I am of opinion he would hardly have denied you or me the use of them, 
& the rather because you have been so serviceable to him in comparing 
Macrobius.' Will inquire further about Dr. Caius. Can say no more about 
Jones. If Notary's book is among the Bishop of Ely's MSS., can almost 
promise an account of it, ' for M r . Adderton the next week will bring the 
Historical Books into Classical order, & will have a particular regard to that 
History. They tell me at King's College they are resolved to go on with their 
Building.' [Note by Hearne: ' Answ d , March 31, 1720.'] 

March 2, 17J&. H. to H. Hall (Diaries, 86. 37). Has seen young 
Mr. Wagstaffe but twice since he came to Oxford. He seemed to have very 
good sense : hopes he will not be led away. Heard that Mr. Leak has gone to 
travel with a young gentleman. ' I am much oblig'd to you for your good 
opinion, and for your Recommendation, and I heartily thank you ; but I have 
long since left off the Business of a Tutor, and I therefore desire you would 
be pleased to think of some body that is more worthy of that Imploym*, & is 
more inclin'd to undertake so great a charge.' Hopes Sprott is to hand. 
Will ' reserve room ' for Mr. Atherton for the Discourses. Has been 
several times with Dr. Rawlinson. ' He spoke much against M r . Collier's 
Schemes & Proceedings, and said that he believ'd those measures would 
dwindle and be quite broke in four or five years' time.' 

March 4, 17$. H. Hall to H. (Rawl. 7. 4). Can't tell why Mr. Leigh 
has not paid subscription, but believes he will. Glad Mr. Leak has got 
a travelling fellowship : hopes it will be better than the last. Sorry H. would 

1 He died this day, I think, in the Evening, at Stanton. It was on Saturd., in the 
evening, Feb. 27. 

Feb. 26-Mar. 10.] VOLUME LXXXVI, PAGES 32-56 103 

writing the Annals of Q. Ann in Latin, and whence I had the Materials ? 
Whether it were possible to get my Ed. of Sprot's Chron., & w* was the 
reason my Books came to be so very scarce? While we were talking, 
in comes D r . Gardiner, Warden of All-Souls, & there being a thin MS. 
(for so I took it to be) upon the Table, the Warden took it up (for it 
belong' d to him), but laid it down again, that D r . Charlett might have it 
longer. Says Charlett to me, You would give 50 libs, for such a Thing ? 
W* is it ? said I. Nay, hold there, says Gardiner. After this, Gardiner 
went off. I guess the said Book to be something relating to All-Souls 
Coll., the Visitor (the ArchbP) having (as I hear) sent Injunctions down 10 
to them, upon Account of a Complaint made lately to him, in w ch the 
Fellows (as they say) are oblig'd to Strictness tinder Penalties, & the 
Warden's Negative is confirm'd. But I know not what to make of all 
this. It seems, however, certain to me that the Archbishops will always 
maintain the Warden's Negative, on purpose (if for no other reasons) to 
bring Devolutions to Canterbury the more often. 

[Notes of printed books omitted.] 

March 9 (Wed.). Last Night I was told that D*. Fiddes of Univ. 
Coll. is writing the Life of Cardinal Wolsey. 

Mr. Whiteside told me last Night that D r . Gardiner told him, on Mond. 2 
last, y fc he hath got the Engl. Copy of the Hist, and Antiq. of y e Univ. 
of Oxon., in the School Tower, & that it is a Transcript only, written by 
another hand, and not by M r . Wood's, & y* another Copy is in the 
Hands of D r , Tanner. M r ; Whiteside also told me y* D r . Gardiner 
caution'd him against shewing me any Thing w*soever in the Ashm. 
Muse'um. Thus this poor, spiteful!-, malicious Man. Yet M r . Whiteside 
says I shall have y e use of any Thing there. 

Just come out, A Sermon preached at the Visitation of the Bish. of 
Lond., in the parish Ch. of S*. Sepulchre, Lond., Nov. io t 1719, by 
James Knight, D.D., Vicar of S*. Sepulchre's : On Deut. xvii. 12; 8. 3 
[Notes of printed books omitted.] 

March 10 (Th.)i On Monday last, as M* Collins told me, they 

not accept his proposal. When the year ' gets up a little,' hopes to see Oxford 
and talk with H. [Note by Hearne : Answ rd , May 26, 1720.'] 

March 4, 17|. Dr. John Thorpe to H. (Rawl. 10. 97)1 Is doubtful 
whether Mr. Clements paid for last volume of Leland's Itinerary. If not, 
will send money as H. shall direct. Wishes to subscribe for Sprott. Account 
of a MS. entitled. Antiquities of Oxford. The author was a member of 
Christ Church, but can't remember his name. If acceptable, will send the 
MS. itself or a transcript. Who was the author of a MS. History of 
Edward II in verse, by Sir J. H.? [Note by Hearne: 'Answ d , March 10,17^$.'] 

March 7, 17$. H. to F. Peek (Diaries, 86. 48). Being debarred"the 
Library, cannot furnish F. P. with what he desires. There are many things 
relating to Stamford in Wood's Hist k and Antiq. of the Univ. of Oxford 
at the Ashmolean. A transcript might be obtained by writing to the Vice- 
chancellor. Cannot supply F. P. with copies of any of his books already 
printed, but by applying to Mr. Thomas Rawlinson, he may procure a sub- 
scription for the Discourses now printing. Would be mightily obliged by the 
present of the Antiquities of Newcastle and Spelman de Sepultura. 

March 10, 17$. H. to J. Thorpe (Diaries, 86. 53). Glad to hear from 


unanimously agreed at Magdalen-College to pull down and rebuild the 
East Side of that College. 

I conjecture, since the writing the fores d Letter 1 , that the Author of 
the Antiquities of Oxon., in D r . Thorpe's Hands, is D r . Leonard Hutten 
of X* Ch., of whom there is an account in Ath. Oxon. 

[Notes of printed books omitted.] 

March 13 (Sun.). White Kennett, BP of Peterborough, hath pr. his 
Sermon before the House of Lords on the 30*^ Jan. last. Sad stuff. 
He makes the true Loyalists to be little concern'd in the Restauration. 
10 He will not allow the Papists to have had a share in it. 

[Notes of printed books omitted.] 

March 14 (Mon.). Out of a Letter written to me by D r . John Wood- 
ward of Gresham-Coll., 31 July, 1716: 

That noble Monument of Publ. Licinius Priscus (of w h you have the 
Inscription in Spon's Miscell. erud. Antiq., p. 363) is offered to be sold; will 
y* University purchase, and add it to the rest of their Marmora ? 

March 16 (Tu.). On Monday, the 7 th instant, died the Reverend 
D r . Kimberley, Dean of Litchfield. He was a Man of Parts and 
Learning, and honest. 

20 2 Given me by the Hon bl e Benedict Leonard Calvert, of Christ-Church, 
Oxon., Esq. : 

In y e Parsonage house att Queinton in Gloucestershire, is this inscription 
on two old Hinges fixt upon y e Kitchen door : 


Att the beginning of an old register belonging to the Church of Queinton, 
there is a Note signed by Henrie Hornbee, Vicar, Dated y e . . . of June, 1628, 
w ch mentioneth Richard Philip afores d as living in the begining of Henry y e 6. 2 

J. T. after so long a silence. Thanks for calling to mind money owing for 
Leland, which is 35.7. Directions for sending it. Can't remember who is the 
author of the Antiquities of Oxford. Longs to see the book or a transcript, 
which may be sent by either of the Oxford waggons. Should judge the author 
of the History of Edward II to be Sir John Hay ward, ' were I assured that he 
lov'd to write History in verse as well as prose.' All copies of Sprott are dis- 
posed of, so can't help J. T. 

March 11, 17^. H. to T. Bawlinson (Original, Rawl. 34. 79. Draft, 
Rawl. 39. 99). Has not received subscriptions and parcel mentioned in letter 
of Feb. 20. Thanks for sparing 16 small copies. Has to-day returned some 
of T. R.'s books. 

March 14, 17^. J[ames] West to H. (Rawl. 1 1. 106). Glad H. received 
his letter. Account of a seal he has met with. Lately purchased a curious 
illuminated set of Saxton's Maps. On every map are the arms of T. Sekford : 
would be glad to know who he was. ' At last Drake's Edition of M. Parker's 
Antiquitates is published. Whether It will answer the expectations of Its 
delay, 1 cannot say.' Has had a present of the finest copy of Rastell and 
Holinshed he ever saw : if H. wants any extracts, they shall be sent. 

1 [i. e. the letter to Dr. John Thorpe : see at foot of p. 103.] 
a ~* [On a slip of paper fastened to p. 129 of the MS.] 

Mar. 10-18.] VOLUME LXXXVI, PAGES 56-87 105 

March 16 (Wed.). Owen Buckingham, Esq., Member of Parl. for 
the Borough of Reading, and one of the Commissioners for victualling 
the Navy, being at an Entertainment on Saturday, the 5 th instant, at 
M r . Aldsworth's at Windsor, one of the Commissioners for the Affairs 
of Taxes, and Words happening betwixt them at Night, they fought 
a Duel, wherein the former was mortally wounded, and died the next 
Morning. M r . Aldsworth fled upon this unhappy Accident, but the 
Coroner's Inquest bringing in their verdict that it was Se defendendo, he 
hath been since admitted to Bail. His Wife, it is said, is grown dis- 
tracted about it. It is remarkable that these two Gentlemen were most 10 
intimate Acquaintance, & that it was M r , Aldsworth's Birth day, & that 
M r . Buckingham (who is Son of Sir Owen Buckingham) was at the 
Entertainment upon that occasion, A sister of M r . Aldsworth's is wife 
of one M r . Jackson, an honest Gent., formerly Commoner of Univ. Coll., 
who now lives in Oxford, & hath many Children by her. 

[Notes of printed books and MSS, omitted. The following list occurs at p. 83, 
from a Wharton MS. at Lambeth : ] 

Custodes Collegii sive Aulae Cantuariensis, Oxon. 

Johannes de Wicliff, 1365. Robertus Lynton, 1448. 

Johannes de Radyngate, 1367, Johannes Wodnysbergh, 1449. 20 

Hen. de Wodhull, 1367. Reginald Goldston, 1468. 

Will. Dovor, 1390. Will. Chichley, 1472. 

Tho. Wykyng, circa 1400. Rob. Eastry, 1496. 

Will. Chart, circa 1410. Tho. Chaundler, 1501. 

Johannes Langdon, 1411. Johannes Dunston, 1506. 

Ric. Holden, 1413. Rob. Holingborn, 1506. 

Jacobus Grove, circa 1430. Edwardus Bocking, 1518. 

Johannes Sarisbury, 1428. Ric. Thornden, 1523. 

Ric. Godmersham, circa 1432. Ric. Masters, 1545. 

Tho. Asch, circa 1438. 30 

March 18 (Pri.). On Thursday, the io* h instant, his Grace the 
Duke of Queensbury was married to the Hon ble M r s. Kath. Hyde 
(a Daughter of the E. of Rochester's, and) a most celebrated Beauty. 

[Notes of printed books omitted.] 

March 17, 17^$. C. Eyston to. H. (Rawl. 5. 47). Asks H. to send by 
bearer a Catalogue of Dr. Hudson's books, which are to be sold on Monday 
next by auction. May possibly make a trip to Oxford on Sunday or Monday. 
Returns Wood's Life and other books, with thanks to Dr. Rawlinson. 

March 17, 17. J. Thorpe to H. (Rawl. 10. 99). Sent MSS. on Tuesday 

by Oxford waggon, with two guineas enclosed. Sorry the money was not duly 

remitted : will endeavour to make amends in a satisfactory manner. Please 

icknowledge receipt of MSS. [Note by Hearne : ' Answ d , March 20, 17^$.'] 

March 20, 17^. H. to J. Thorpe (Diaries, 86. 89). Received MSS. and 

noney safely. The Antiquities of Oxford was written by Dr. Leonard Hutten, 

:anon of Christ Church. [See Diary, p. 104.] ' I have read it over with 

nuch pleasure. It deserves a far better Character than that allow'd it in 

Vth. Oxon.' Will probably find an opportunity of printing it. Will read 

he History of Edward II shortly. 

March 20, 17f. Q. Hearne to H. (Rawl. 26. 19). 'After all our loves 
nd thankfull acknowledgments to you for all Kindnesses Received, and the 


March 21 (Mon.). On Friday Morning last, the Vice-Chancellor 
had a Meeting at his Lodgings for Election into one of my Lord 
Craven's Exhibitions, vacant by Bowles's being Librarian. The Can- 
didates were a Son of M r . Cowper the Register, & a Son of M r . Brooks 
the Atturney. Electors are the Vice-Ch., the Regis Prof, of Div., the 
Regis Prof, of Physick, the Regis Prof, of Hebrew, the Regis Prof, of 
Law, & the Reg. Prof, of Greek, & the Principal of Magd. Hall. The 
Professor of Div. was at London. The Vice-Ch., the Prof, of Law, 
& the Principal of Magd. Hall voted for Cowper's Son, upon wet the 
10 other three (who were for Brooks's Son) protested ag* the Election, 
alledging, it seems, y* the Prof, of Div. ought to be there, & they would 
not (it seems) vote otherwise, because he was for Brooks, & had they 
voted now in his absence, the V. Chanc. would have made use of 
a casting Vote. Brooks is nettled at this, Cowper's Son being nominated 
and Register'd as elected. Old Brooks, it seems, pays the Money, & 'tis 
said of him, y* whereas the Exhibitions are 20 libs, a piece per an., he 

last, this is to acquaint you that having tryed severall things to get some ease 
for my terrible pains and Miseries, which I endure both Day and night, and it 
doth not please God to grant me any the least Redress, but [I] am far worse than 
ever, but especially since the last Snow which fell here on Shrov Sunday, and 
was pretty deep, by Reason of the wind blowing it up about my going to 
church that day, and the Extraordinary cold weather since has brought me 
into such a deplorable condition that I scarce can stand some times or go 
about, and am in worss paine in Bed & nights, and am a meer cripple, and 
know not what I shall do, but doubt I must be forced at last to crave som 
help from y e Parish, which through the good help of God & you, and som other 
good friends, I have hitherto avoided, and will still, if I can possible ; but 
truely I cannot se how to doe it, th6 I Rely still on God's Providence, and 
hope he & my friends will never forsake me utterly ; and my wife, poor woman, 
has taken abundance of care and pains with me, and does still. I can not tell 
how I shall subsist till after Easter, being obliged to pay my half yeare's Rent 
before then ; and if I live till then, if I can not goe about, I must get my poor 
wife to doe it for me, and shall get but a poor little, I am afraid, of what I use 
to doe. Pray, Good son, lett me have a line or two from you next Return 
next week, to comfort me in my Misery, I begg earnestly of you, & for your 
Prayers, and I offer up mine to God Almighty for your health, and that you 
may out live me, or elce I am utterly undone in this world. Your uncle 
thanks you ; he Keeps his bed, and the Parish helps him a little ; he is in 
a mellancholy, weak condition, and Stephen Edwards is grown very Feeble 
and weak. Your Brothers and sister are well, & Remembers all to you. 
I heard you had a fire at X[*] Church at Candlemas, which did considerable 
damage. You may please to let me know a little of it, and of your health.' 
Account of the duel at Ruscombe, on March 6, between Squire Aldsworth and 
Owen Buckingham, Esq., of Reading. Murder of a baker at Windsor. 
'M r . Arthur Van Sittart was lately two or 3 daies at the great house at 
Shottesbrook, and they say will be here to Reside in the summer. He has 
purchased a good Estate at Clure and Windsor, some times the duke of 
Albemarle's, so that he is now a Vast Rich man. I lost a great friend of 
his Brother. I am not acquainted with this Gent., yet your Brother Ned 
works there, and helps mannage the work in the Gardens, and is liked of 
well.' [PS.] ' Your Mother in Law's love and thanks to you. If I wax any 
worse, I will send you word when I write againe, for I am quite disconsolate 
to think what I shall doe.' [Note by Hearne: ' Answ d , March 28, 1720.'] 

Mar. 21-24.] VOLUME LXXXVI, PAGES 92-98 107 

never pays but 17 libs, a piece. Indeed, he hath the Character of being 
a Rogue on other accounts. 

March 22 (Tu.). Charles Eyston, of East Hendred in Berks., Esq., 
told me yesterday that when D r . Baldroe was V. Chanc. of Cambridge, 
D r . Burnet came thither, and desired the use of some MSS. of his 
College for his History of the Reformation, and that D r . Baldroe let him 
have the use of them, upon condition that he might examin his Tran- 
scripts, which accordingly he did examin, & found them most horridly 
wrong, which nevertheless D*. Burnet did not alter, but printed them as 
he had written them. 10 

M r . Eyston tells me that he is 5$ years of Age. He tells me that that 
excellent Gentleman (who was ingenious, generous, & learned), his 
Kinsman, Charles Englefyeld, Esq., of White-knights, in the Parish of 
Sunning near Reading (who died lately very suddenly), was in the 49 th 
Year of his Age. 

He tells me that he gave ten shillings lately, in London, for Father 
Parsons's Book about y e Succession commonly called, The Book of Titles. 

M r . Eyston says that 'tis an Observation that Abbey Lands thrive in 
the hands of Roman Catholicks, tho' not in the hands of others ; & he 
adds that the Abbey Lands in his own Family have prosper'd. 20 

March 23 (Wed;). M r . Eyston told me that M r . Wadsworth, whom 
I was with here in Oxford on Summer last was twelve- Months, was at 
that time President of the English Benedictine Monks (being a Monk of 
that Order himself), that he is a Man of great Sense & Prudence, & that 
he hath an excellent secular Head. The Office of President continues 
three Years, & 'tis probable that, if he lives, he may be President again, 
he having acted very wisely in the Office. He hath been many Times 
with K. J. Ill, and directed him in the true Method of Passports. 

M r . Eyston told me that Dugdale's Baronage cost him but about 
30 shillings, whereas now it is worth about 5 libs. I gave 4 libs, for one 30 
my self. He said he bought Dugdale's Warwickshire for considerably 
under 30 shillings. The Catalogue of the MSS. of Eng. & Irel. was sold 
two days since, in an Auction at Oxford, for 8s. It is worth 175. 

M r . Eyston inform'd me that Captain Stevens is publishing a Con- 
tinuation of the Monasticon in two folio Volumes. 

He informed me that the Translation of Reyner's Apostolatus Bene- 
dictinorum into English is at a stand. 

[Notes of printed books omitted.] 

March 24 (Th.). M r . Eyston told me lately that D r . Dawson hath laid 
aside his Design of writing the Antiquities of Barkshire, and that he is willing 40 
to communicate his Collections to any Person that is equal to the Work. 
. [Notes of a printed book omitted.] 

March 23, [17J$]. R. Furney to H. (Rawl. 5. 139). Sends gs., with 
apologies for delay. [Note by Hearne: ' Answ d , March 25, 1720.'] 

March 23, 17. B. Willis to H. (Rawl. 12. 77). Glad H. has 'got into 
general Acc ta of Antiquitys ' and designs to print ' Curiositys of several 
Branches.' Could help him to some ' extraordinary nice collections,' if he 
would come over. Last week sent a little specimen drawn up in haste some 
time ago. [Note by Hearne: ' Answ d , May 26, 1720.'] 


March 25 (Fri.), 1720. This day, between eleven and 12 Clock, 
S^ Marie's and S*. Peter's in the East Bells went for M r . Rich 1 * Court, 
of S*. Peter's aforesaid, and singing Man of X* Church & S*. John's. He 
died sometime this Morning, after a long Illness, being a distemper in 
his Bowells. He was ab* 50 Years of Age, and was a most ingenious 
Man, & an excellent Musitian, particularly at the Violin. 

March 27 (Sun.). The BP of Oxford (Dr. Potter) hath just published 
a Defence of his Charge to his Clergy, in 8 VO , written by way of Letter to 
the Clergy of his Diocess. I have heard some say (for I have read none 
10 of the Controversy myself) that 'tis heavy and dull. 

March 28 (Mon.). Last Night, Jbetw. 7 and 8 Clock, M*. Rich d 
Court was buried very handsomely in the Church Yard of S*. Giles's, in 

March 25, 172O. H. to B. Bawlinson (Rawl. in. 131). 'I had not the 
least hand in your Ed. of Abselard, So little ground is there for the Report 
you mention, which is so foolish that it is not worthy any farther Notice.' 
Sends a Scheme of the Determining Bachelors, Thanks for Lhuyd's Frag- 

Maroh 25, 1720. J. Thorpe to H. (Rawl. 10. 100). Glad MSS. and 
money were safely received. ' What leizure time I had last Summer I imploy'd 
in perusing the old Registers and Books of Muniments belonging to this 
Bishoprick, from whence I transcribed about 300 ancient Charters [&c.], 
relating chiefly to the foundation and endowment of Abbies, Priories, Nun- 
neries, Hospitals, . . . &c., within this Diocesse, I intend speedily to copy the 
ancient Grants in the Textus Roffensis, and afterwards to extract what is most 
valuable in the Custumale Roffen.' Is promised free access to the deeds in the 
Chapter-house. Hopes to have the favour of perusing the old Ledger-book of 
Leeds Priory in Sir Robert Filmei j s possession. Thomas Lambard, Esq., has 
several MSS. which belonged to his ancestor, William Lambard, author of 
the Perambulation of Kent. Anything J. T. may meet with shall be at H.'s 
service. Sorry to have missed Sprott. Wishes to become a subscriber for 
future works. [Note by Hearne : ' Answ d , Apr. 5, 1720.'] 

March 26, 1720. H. to B. Bawlinson (Original, Rawl. in. 132. Draft, 
Diaries, 86. too). ' Tho' the Report you mention'd about Abaelard be 
altogether false, yet there is another Report which I have reason to think is 
very true, and that is that you are about reprinting some Things that I have 
published. The Persons that told me this are not Enemies to either of us ; 
but they said that it was neither friendly nor honourable in you. And 
I cannot but concur with them, since you know (for I formerly writ to you 
about it) that you have not my consent in the least. I thought it proper to 
write to you upon this Affair, that you may not put your self to any farther 
unnecessary Expenses about things that I have already published, when there 
is such a great number of Things (every way proper for the Work you have 
in view, that were) never yet made publick, which, if you will take care to 
print as they should be, may redound to your Credit. I write with the 
Freedom of a Friend.' 

March 26, 1720. B. Furney to H. (Rawl. 5. 140). Surprised to hear 
that Mr. Thache has paid. Hopes H. received money sent last week. 
[PS.] Wants to know of 'any work about antiquities going forward.' 
Enclosure for Mr. Thache. 

March 28, 1720. H. to T. Bawlinson (Rawl. 34. 80). The Collection 
of Discourses being nearly finished, wants remaining subscriptions as soon as 

Mar. 25-30.] VOLUME LXXXVI, PAGES 100-108 109 

the North Suburbs of Oxford, by his Father (who was a blacksmith) and 

[Notes of MSS. omitted.] 

March 30 (Wed.). From a Paper written by D r . Richard Rawlin- 
son : 

In the Church of S*. Germain's en Laye, near the Court of the late 
King James II, on a fair White Marble Monument, 
is this Inscription : 

D. O. M. 

Decurso inquietae vitae stadio 10 

tandem quiescit Catherina de Cathnecy [sic] l , 
Comitissa de Arrol, Comitis de Southasque 
filia, Comitis de Arrol Magni Scotiae Comes 
Tabuli [sic] 2 Vidua, Natalibus et Connubio clara, 
munere quo functa est clarior, virtutibus clarissima, 

Judicio, Ingenio, Moribus et Animi 

potissimum magnitudine ultra sexum, par viris, 

prisca popularium in Reges fide Usurpatoris 

Auriaci artibus graviter laesa, suam servavit 

Integritatem, aliorum confirmavit: Hanc ao 

Carceri commissam cum vel vinctam timeret Tyrannus 

egit in exilium, sed exilium datum in pcenam 

cessit in praemium, nam Jacobus, Mag. 

Brit. Rex, meritorum aequissimus Judex, 

dignam censuit cui regimen Infantias 

Principis Walliae demandaret. Hoc 

defunctam munere integro fere 
triennio mors rapuit die ii Octob., 
An. dom. MDCXCIII, aetat. Ivi. 

Requiescat in Pace. 30 

possible. Hopes T. R. has recovered from his indisposition. ' What is the 
meaning of your Brother's reprinting some of my Things ? The Persons that 
mention'd it to me spoke of it as a poor, mean Act. . . . But I resent it the more, 
because I expressly told him some time ago that I would not consent to it.' 

March 29,1720. J. Bridges to H. (Rawl. 28. 33). 'Our Corrispon- 
dence has bin discontinu'd so long, y* I forget whose turn 'tis to write ; 
however, I don't stand upon that Ceremony w th my friends, as I sh d have told 
you long since, but y* I've bin ill of late w th a very bad Cold, w 01 * brought on 
an Ague. I thank God, by y e help of y e Cortex Peruvian, my health is pretty 
well recover'd.' Sends more names of subscribers. ' I hope Merrick & you 
are come to a better understanding.' 

March 29, 1720. C. Eyston to H. (Rawl. 5. 48). ' I humbly thank you 
for the Favour of so much of your good Company when I was last at Oxford, 
and for the time you are pleased to loose at present in attending the Auction 
at Oxford.' Asks H. to bid for a book for Mrs. Sherwood. Sends Basset's 
Essay to Catholicke Communion as a present. ' I am affrayd I shall haue 
Occasion of sending for a whyle pretty often to Oxford, for my Wife is very 
much out of Order, and M r . Parkinson is in danger of an Apoplexy for want of 
a due Circulation of the blood in the Brayne. . . . However, I pray let not this 
put you by of a Walk to Hendred, for our sick people neede not bee the least 
restraint upon you and me.' 

1 [i.e. Catherine Carnegie, countess of Erroll.] 

8 [' Comes Tabuli ' is evidently a mistake for ' Conestabuli.'] 


Lad* dame a faite 

une dona[ti]on a cette Eglise, 

et y a fondee une Messe basse 

anuelle, le 2 Oct b , re jour de son 

deceds, par con ct devant Guission [sic] 

de Fonteny, notre de ce lieu, se 

30 X^ 


Under a white marble grave stone in the Chapell of the Scots' College, in 
10 a black velvet box, lye the bowells of Mary the Queen dowager of England ; 
over the box is a Gross of white damask, and fixed to it a Copper plate bearing 
this inscription : 

Entrailles de 

la Reine de la 

Grande Bretagne, 

Marie Eleonor 

d'Est, decedee 

a S*. Germain en 

Laye, le 7 May, 

20 1718. 

Upon the grave stone is this inscription, in capital letters: 

D. O. M. 

Sub hoc marmore 

condita sunt 

viscera Mariae Beatricis, Reginae Mag. Britan., 
uxoris Jacobi II, Matris Jacobi III Regis. 

Rarissimi exempli Princeps fuit 
Fide et Pietate in deum, in Conjugem, liberos eximia 

Caritate in suos, liberalitate in pauperes singular!, 
30 In supremo Regni fastigio Christianatn Humilitatem, 

Regno pulsa dignitatem Majestatemque 

In utraque fortuna semper eadem, 

Nee aulae delicijs mollita, 

Nee triginta annorum exilio calamitatibus, 

Omnium prope carorum amissione 


quievit in domino, vii Maij, An. MDCCXVIII, 
aetatis anno lx. 

4 Over another stone (covering a Box, wherein lye part of the bowells and 
brains of the Lady Lovisa Maria) is this Inscription, in capitals : 

D. O. M. 

Hie sita sunt 

Viscera Puellae Regiae, 


Quae Jacobo II, Majoris Britannias Regi, 
et Mariae Reginae divinitus nata fuerat, 
Ut et parentibus optimis perpetui exilij 

Molestiam levaret, 
50 Et Fratri dignissimo Regij sanguinis decus 

Quod calumniantium improbitate detrahebatur 
Adsereret ; 

Mar. 30-Apr. 3.] VOLUME LXXXVI, PAGES 108-119 III 

Omnibus naturae et gratix donis cumulata, 
Morum suavitate probata terris, 

Sanctitate matura ccelo ; 

Rapta est, ne malitia mutaret intellectum 

ejus, eo maxime tempore quo spes fortunae 

melioris oblata, gravius salutis 

aeternae discrimen videbatur 

xiv Kal. Maij, An. MDCCXII, 

JEtat. An. xix. 10 

April 1 (Fri.). Memorandum that Tullie's Orations, cum notis, in 
usum Delph. 1 , 3 VoK, Par., 1684, were sold for 2 libs. 53., in an 
Auction this Lent Term at Oxford. 

April 2 (Sat.). D r . Richard Rawlinson hath got abundance of Seals 
that are old, as he says, several of w cl1 he intends to have ingrav'd. 

April 3 (Sun.). On Sunday, March 27 last, towards the Evening, 
the R* Hon. the Lord Brook's Lady was seized with a Fit of an Apoplexy, 
as she was taking the Air in her Coach in Hyde-Park, of which her 
Ladyship died the Night following, in S*. James's Square, at the House 
of Edward Holt, Esq., Member of Parliament for Grantham in Lincoln- 20 
shire. Her Death is much lamented by all who had the Honour to know 
her, she having been a Lady of a sweet Temper, strict Virtue, exemplary 
Piety, Goodness, and Condescension ; her Father was the late Henry 
Thynn, Esq., Son of the late L,ord Viscount Weymouth. She has left 
a Son, her only surviving Child, an Infant about six Months old. 

March 31, 1720. H. to T. Baker (Diaries, 86. 112). Is well acquainted 
with Gaxton's Chronicle, though he has not seen it since he was debarred the 
Library. What T. B. last sent will be of great service. Does not intend to 
print the French Chronicle, Fructus Temporum, with Avesbury. Could never 
meet with the Schoolmaster of St. Albans who is said to have compiled 
Caxton's Chronicle, Brute of England in many libraries, but never printed 
verbatim, though the Schoolmaster took most of his materials from it. ' And 
it may be the Saxon language was taught there [i. e. at St. Albans], . . . w ch , 
if so, it was very proper for a Schoolmaster to compile a Chronicle, if it were 
for no other reason but to pave the way for those that were committed to his 
care.' Thanks for observations about Dr. Caius. If a pamphlet called 
Prurit Anus is in T. B.'s collection, asks him to let H. know the drift of it. 
Presumes there are bitter reflections upon Queen Elizabeth in it. 

April 3, 172O. H. to B. Rawlinson (Rawl. in. 134). Thanks for two 
letters and present of Giraldus Cambrensis. ' I am perfectly easy as to what 
we writ about. I attribute some Expressions in your first Letter to Warmth, 
rather than Contempt. I hope a perfect Friendship will continue between the 
two Writers.' The Discourses are drawing to a conclusion. Has not heard 
from T. R.'s brother lately: hopes he is well. Drank R. R.'s health with 
Mr. Eyston several times lately. ' When D r . Harwood writes to me, 'tis with 
very great Civility. What you say about him is remarkable.' 



April 4 (Mon.). On Saturd., March 19 th last, died at Edinburgh, 
the Right Reverend Doctor Alexander Rosse, Lord Bishop of Edinburgh, 
in the 74*^ Year of his Age, greatly lamented; the last of the Bishops of 
Scotland, who were all deprived by the Convention of Estates in the 
Year 1689, when their Order and the Government of the Church by 
Bishops was abolished. His first Preferment in the Church was to the 
Parsonage of Perth. He afterwards filled the Chair of Professor of 
Divinity in the Universities of S. Andrew's and Glasgow successively; 
which Stations he adorned with Primitive and Learned Prelections, and 

10 every Thing else which was necessary to answer the Character of an 
excellent Professor. Afterwards he was promoted to the Bishoprick of 
Murray, and from thence translated to the See of Edinburgh, where he 
kept his Residence ever since. He was allow'd by all to be a Man of 
great Piety, Wisdom, and Prudence, of good Learning, an excellent 
Preacher, and endued with the Spirit of Government. He was blessed 
with a very happy Temper, and was much respected, as well as beloved, 
by the Clergy, and well esteemed of even by the Presbyterians. Neither 
did his constant, firm adhering to his Principles lose him the Esteem and 
Friendship of either Noblemen or Gentlemen, however zealous in their 

20 Opposition to both his Principles and Practice. He hath left behind him 
a most virtuous, disconsolate Widow, in such Circumstances as are 
consequent to above thirty Years' Deprivation, and eight Children, Sons 
and Daughters. 

April 5 (Ttu). They have begun at Worcester-College to pull down 
the old Refectory or Hall (w ch was a noble, fine Room), in order to build 
a new one. The said old Re[fe]ctory 33 Feet or n Yards broad, and 63 
[feet] or 21 Yards long ; but y e new one (contriv'd by D r . George Clarke, 
& done by the Provost's, but not the Fellows', Consent) is to be but 
about half as long as the old one was broad. 

30 April 6 (Wed.). The Author of A Topographical Description of 
Glocester-shire, printed (at Oxon., by Leon. Lichfeild) in the year 1712, 
in one sheet, in 8 VO , Price two Pence, was M r . John Lewis, formerly 
Bach, of Arts of Edm. Hall, after that a married Man and a schoolmaster, 
& now (for he hath left the School) a Minister in Glocester-shire. I have 
mention'd it before as a poor Thing, as indeed it is, & full of Mistakes. 
The Author, when of the Hall, was look'd upon as very proud and 

April 7 (Th.). M r . Tindale, formerly of Edm. Hall, where he took 

April 5, 1720. H. to J. Thorpe (Diaries, 86. 121). Has read the 
Historical Poem upon King Edward II, and thinks it is already printed. 
Glad J. T. has transcripts of so many ancient documents relating to the 
diocese of Rochester, and that he can get access to the Textus Roffensis. 
Mr. William Lambard was a true scholar and antiquary : wishes he had a note 
of his MSS. now in the possession of Mr. Thomas Lambard. Once saw 
a Topographical Dictionary compiled by him, which had many good things 
in it, but does not know to whom it belonged. 

April 7, 172O. H. to T. Rawlinson (Rawl. 34. 81). 'My Collection 
being just, as it were, finished, I shall speedily deliver to my Compositor an 

Apr. 4-7.] VOLUME LXXXVI, PAGES 120-129 113 

the Degree of Master of Arts, and is now Vicar of S*. Marie's in 
Gloucester, told me that the above mention'd M r . Lewis hath a great 
genius to Antiquities, & that he designs great Things. 

The Historical Poem before mentioned, that D r . John Thorpe of 
Rochester hath lent me, is in 4*, in Paper, and is thus intit., The History 
of Edward the Second, by S T J. H. It begins thus : 


I sing thy sad disaster, fatall king 

(Carnarvan Edward, second of that name), 

Thy minions' pride, thy state ill managing, 10 

Thy Peeres' revoult, the sequell of the same ; 

Thy life, thy death, I sing, thy sinne, thy shame, 
And how thou wert deprived of thy crowne, 
In highest Fortunes, cast by Fortune downe. 


Did I say Fortune? nay, by Folly rather, 

By, &c. 

It contains 581 of such Branches. 

Branch 332. 

The feastring scare growes to a daungerous head, 20 

Now Mortimer beginns to play his prize, 

A braver spritt neuer nature bredd, 

Of goodly presence to attract the eyes, 

Of sweet discourse, wherein great influence lyes, 

Of high resolve, and of a noble hart, 

Noe want of Nature, and noe ayd of art. 

Branch 402. 

Some say y* kings are godds uppon y e earth, 
And marriage quasi merriage some surmise, 

God give us joy they sey at children's birth ; 3 

What God am I (E. 2.) whome traytrous men despise ? 
And marre-age from my marriage doth arise, 

Then reape I care where most content doe gather, 

A happeless king, a husband, and a father. 

There are many good Things in this . Historical Poe'm, as well as 
a great many bad ones, the Author's design being to bespatter this 

Advertisement for my next Book, which will be that most famous ancient 
Monument call'd, Textus Rojfensis. To which will be added, A Discourse, 
written before the late Civil Wars, about the Antiquities of Oxford. I write by 
this Post to our great Friend, D r . Mead, about this Affair. And 'tis to you 
two only, excepting my Compositor, that I have yet communicated my 
Design. Be pleased to let me know your mind as soon as you can as to the 
Number and Price, whether 200 will do (as I believe it may), and whether 
I must put a Guinea the large and half a Guinea the small, or 155. the former 
and IDS. the latter. The Work will be a good handsome 8 yo .' 

April 7, 172O. J. Bridges to H. (Rawl. 28. 34). Received H.'s of 
the ist. Account of a MS. Leland's Itinerary, which he has lately seen. 
[See Diary, p. n 4 .] Encloses Sir Robert Child's note for 9. [Note by 
Hearne : ' pa me by Wilmot, Apr. 9 th , 1720. Answ d , Apr. 9, 1720.'] 



unfortunate King, and to bring an odium upon Hereditary Monarchs, 
under the Notion of Tyrants. 

April 8 (Fri.). Mr. Brawn, M.A. of Balliol Coll., told me this 
Afternoon that he was told that there was lately discovered a tessellated 
Pavement near Hungerford in Berks. He said it was at a Place called 

[Drawing of arms and notes of a printed book omitted.] 

Given me by M r . Edw d Ernes of Magd. Coll. : 

1 S r Harry Chancey's History of Hartford- Shire. 

10 Cur. tent, apud Haiteford [sic], die Mercurii prox. post festum 

Pentecostes, Anno Regni Regis Edwardi iij post 
Conquestum Undecimo. 

Pl[ac]it. inter 1 Robertus de Rodesham, querens, opp. se adversus Johannem 

p[ar]tes pro > de Ithen [?] de eo quod non teneat convencionem inter ? eos 

Diabolo. ) factam. Et unde queritur quod certis die & Anno apud Thorne 

Convenit inter eos, praed. Robertum et Johannem, quod Praed. Johannes 

vendidit Praed. Roberto Diabolum ligatum in quodam ligamine pro iij d- ob., et 

super hoc praed. Robertus tradidit Praed. Johanni quendam ob. in Erles [?], per 

quod proprietas dicti Diaboli comoratur in Persona Dicti Roberti ad habendam 

20 deliberacionem Dicti Diaboli infra Quartum diem proximum sequentem, Ad 

quem diem Idem Robertus venit ad praef. Johannem et petit deliberacionem 

dicti Diaboli secundum convencionem inter eos factam. Et Praed. Johannes 

venit, &c., et non didicit [?} convencionem praed. Et quia videtur Curiae quod 

tale placitum non Jacet inter Christianos, Ideo partes praed. adjornantur in 

infernum ad audiendum Judicium suum, et Utraque pars in misericordia. 

Vera Copia Examinat. per Tho. Canby, sub. ...[?] ibidem, 

14 Octobris, 1719. 

April 10 (Sun.). Out of a Letter written to me by John Bridges, Esq., 
Apr. 7, 1720: 

3 I have lately seen a MS. Leland's Itinerary in several Parts, some being 
wanting. It was written in two hands, the oldest about Q^Eliza/s time. The 
Gaps are not fill'd up. The Passages do not follow in the same order as the 
printed one, but very different, the wording much the same. If you're very 
desirous of perusing it, Tie try to borrow it from the Owner. 

In answer to the said Passage, I told M r . Bridges that if there be any 

[e. April 9, 1720.] K. Mead to H. (Rawl. 8. 53). Thanks for letters 
received yesterday and to-day. Glad to hear the ' Collection of Antiquity 
pieces ' is finished. Thinks H. might print 250 copies of the Textus Roffensis, 
but leaves it to his judgement. The price might be a guinea the large, half 
a guinea the small. As to Avesbury, will write to Sir T. Sebright, if H. thinks 
proper. [Note by Hearne: v Rec d , April io th , 1720. Answ d , Apr. n tb , 

1 [On an inserted sheet of paper ] 

Apr. 7-13.] VOLUME LXXXV1, PAGES 129-139 115 

Thing more in the MS. than what I have printed, I shall be glad to 
peruse it ; otherwise, I am not desirous of seeing it. 

[Notes of a printed book omitted.] 

On Tuesday Night last (Apr. 5^) the Earl of Dalkeith, a Grandson of 
the late Duke of Monmouth, was married to the Lady Jane Douglas, 
Sister to the Duke of Queensbury and Dover. 

The same Night the Lady Brook lay in State at her House in Hanover 
Square, & the next Morning early was carried down to Warwick, to be 
interred in the burying Place belonging to her Lord's Family. 

Out of the News Paper called Mist's Journal, for Saturd., Apr. 9 : I0 

On Thursday (Apr. 7) arrived in the River (in order to be carried into 
Huntingdonshire, to be interred with his Ancestors there) the Corpse of 
Lionel Walden, Esq. (Grandson to Sir Lionel Walden), about five Months ago 
barbarously murdered at Angers in France, by one Forbes, a Scotchman, who, 
we hear, has since made his Escape into the Highlands of Scotland, notwith- 
standing a Reward of 500!. was offered for taking him in France, where he has 
been executed in Effigy. This M r . Walden was the same unfortunate Gentle- 
man who went from the University into the Rebellion, was taken at Preston, 
and carried to the Fleet-prison, where he remained untill discharged by the 
Act of Grace. He left loool. per ann. between his two Sisters. 2 

Last week died the Rev d D r . Chetwood, Dean of Gloucester. 
[Notes of a printed book and MS. omitted.] 

April 13 (Wed.). Yesterday Morning died of a Feaver, Mr. William 
Hunt, Barber, who formerly lived in S fc . Peter's in the East, Oxon., 
& now in Cat-Street, in S*. Marie's par eh in the same City. He died in 
the 72 d Year of his age, & was very remarkable for being a great 
Newsmonger 1 . 

[Note of a printed book omitted.] 

April 11, 1720. H. to B. Mead (Rawl. 8. 54). Hearty thanks for kind 
letter. Finds that Mr. Eawlinson did not get subscriptions for many small 
copies of the Discourses, so will print 200 only of the Textus Roffensis, 
viz. 90 large, no small, at 2oj. the former, roj. the latter. Has not heard 
from Mr. Rawlinson lately, which he much wonders at. Thanks for offering 
to speak to Sir T. Sebright. 

April 11, 1720. H. to T. Rawlinson (Original, Rawl. 34. 82. Draft, 
Rawl. 8. 54). To the same effect as the preceding letter. If T. R. has any 
Objections to make, please send by next post. 

April 14, 1720- H. to T. Rawlinson (Rawl. 34. 83, 84). Thanks for 
kind letter of the nth. Has now resolved to print 240 copies of the Textus 
Roffensis, viz. 90 large, 150 small. Hopes this will not be thought too many. 
' I am very glad you are recovered. Pray take care of your Health. You 
have a very great Physician your Friend. But still you must be cautious 
your self. Cannot you come a little while hither, and go out sometimes with 
me into the Country ? M r . Eyston would be most heartily glad to see you. 
His Lady and M r . P. have been lately very ill.' Please insert enclosed adver- 
tisement in the best paper. 

1 He was buried in S*. Peter's Church Yard in the East, by his wife (who died many 
Years agoe), on Thursd. Night, Apr. 14 th . 

I 2 


April 15 (Good Pri.). The Priory of Trentham in Staffordshire is 
quite demolished. My L d Gower's House stands on the Site of it. My 
L d Gower hath a great many MSS., several of which belong'd to the 
Abbey, & he hath the Muniments or Writings belonging to y e Estate of 
the Priory, as he hath also many Writings belonging to other Abbies. 

Out of M r . Edward Arblaster, Gent.-Com. of Christ-Church, his Note 
Book, 1719. He spent March 25 at the old Etocetum, now Wall. He 
went into the field called by D r . Plot and the present Inhabitants, The 
Butts, where the Roman Buildings are now most apparent, and where he 

10 saw innumerable pieces of Roman Brick and Cement, the latter of which 
was so extream hard that Brick or Stone would sooner break. The Person 
who now owns the Ground told him that there had been in his time 
abundance of old Coyns found in those ruines, all which he had disposed 
of, but that he had some intire Bricks which he found there now fixed in 
his Parlour, upon which he conducted M r . Arblaster to his House, where, 
upon sight, he supposed them to be Roman. Some of them were exactly 
a foot square, others were a foot broad, and a foot and three inches long. 
All of them marked on the top with (as near as he could guess) L P. 
After this he went to another Person, who gave him a Coyn, and said it 

20 was found in' the Butts about four years before, in which place the 
inhabitants have it from tradition that there has been a Church. The 
extent of the Village has visibly been very large. There is one more 
place in the Town where there are many ruines to be seen, like Roman, 
but M r . Arblaster hath not heard of any thing remarkable found there, 
except Coyns, which have been found in all Parts of the Village now 

April 16 (Sat.). Out of the same Note Book of Mr. Arblaster's : 

I went to Elmhurst (March the 26, 1719), a little Town within a mile of 

Litchfield, in search of a Manuscript called Ingulphus, relating chiefly to 

3 Burton Abbey. But the Gentleman (Sir Theophilus Biddulph, K*) to whom 

it belongs being not at home, I could not obtain my End ; but when I was in 

April 14, 1720. C. Eyston to H. (Rawl. 5. 49). Received letter of the 
nth. Thanks for trouble in attending the auction. Please send books by 
bearer. ' Your Collections of Antiquity Pieces being now quite workt of, I am 
sure you may spare time to spend a Weeke with me ; therefore, Pray give 
your selfe the trouble of Comeing over upon Monday. Nay, if you come over 
a Saturday, you will be no Restraint upon us, for wee will goe forward in our 
Roade iust as if you were not in the house, whilst wee busy our selfes in the 
duty of the day ; (if you care not to goe to Church) I will lend you a Bible 
or some other Spirituall booke to entertaine you upon Sunday. When I see 
you, wee will talke further of the Textus Roffensis, etc., that you are about to 
throw upon the Press. Let not the Sickness that wee haue had in the 
Family bee an Excuse for your not comeing over ; for both M w . Eyston and 
M r . Parkinson are about house, and I hope in a faire way of Recovery. So 
Nil mihi rescribcu, attamen Ipse -veni. I hope I shall so entertaine you that you 
will think it worth your trouble of a Walke to come over ; besides, it is ten to 
one but you will meete with M r . Coffine here, who, as I told you, may bee of 
some helpe to you in the pervseing and sorting my Writinges.' [On the 
blank sheet of this letter is a list of the books Hearne purchased at the 
auction for Mr. Eyston.] 

Apr. 15, 16.] VOLUME LXXXVI, PAGES 140-149 117 

the House, I took notice of a most inestimable old Picture of King Charles I st 
and his Queen, with K. Charles 2 d and K. James 2 d standing by them, in their 
Childhood. It is said that it was drawn from the Originals. 

Penkridge, Apr. 21, 1719. Under the South Wall of the Church lye three 
Monuments at length, with the following Inscription : 

Hie jacent corpora Edwardi Littleton, Militis, & Mariae Swynnerton & 
Isabella Wood, Uxorum ejus; Qui quidem Edwardus obijt decimo die 
Octobris, anno domini MCCCCCL octavo ; quorum animabus propicietur Deus. 

Ten Children on the Tombstone beneath the Monuments. Their names 10 
not mentioned. 

Another old Tombstone in the Wall, near to the foremention'd, dated 1500. 
I could not learn y e Inscription. 

Near the N. Wall in the Chancell lyeth another large Tombstone, with two 
Monuments at length on the top, round which are the following words : 

Here lyeth the Bodies of S r Edward Lyttleton, Knight, the seventh son of 
S r Edward Lyttleton of Pyllyton Hall, Knight, and dame Alice, his Wyffe, and 

one of the dauters of Francis , of Ashbourn in the County of Derbey, 

Esq., w ch S r Edward Lyttleton departed the 19 th day of July, in the yeare of 
our Lord god 1574. 20 

They had five sons and nine daughters, which appear on the Tombstone ; 
their names are there inscribed, but not legible. 

Joining to the N. Wall in the Chancell are 4 Monum ts at length, 2 on the 
lower and 2 on the upper part of the Tomb ; belonging to the lower is this 
Inscription upon the Wall : 

Reader, 'twas thought enough upon the Tomb 

Of that great Captaine, th' enemy of Rome, 

To write no more but (here lye's Hannibal) ; 

Let this suffice thee then instead of all, 

Here lye two Knights, the Father and the Son, 30 

S r Edward and S r Edward Littleton. 

They [sic] had six Sons and eight Daughters, viz. Gilbert, William, George, 
Thomas, John, Edward, Mary, Ann, Dorothy, Jane, Margaret, Elinor, 
Lettice, Con. 

Joining to the upper Tomb is this Inscription : 

Edoardo Littletono, Equiti Aurato, Majoribus oriundo antiquis, Moribus 
illustri antiquioribus, Qui in pessimo sseculo optime vixit 55 annos ; charus 
Deo, Patriae, suis ; Quern in virtute antecesserunt nulli, sequentur pauci ; Qui 
coelum aucturus, Aug. 25, 1650; Tune primum deseruit Conjugem unicam, 
liberos octo, amicos innumeros, inopes penes omnes, imo ipsum orbavit orbem ; 40 
Solam Famam reliquit integerrimam Qui vivus sibi ipse extruxit monumentum 
in animis omnium; Mortuo Conjugi bene merenti Maria, Uxor viduissima, 
Pietate tanto marito digna, Hoc Monumentum poni curavit valedicens 
solatio suo. 

The Children : William, Walter, Fisher, Edward, Lettice, Mary, Margaret, 

This afternoon, between five and six Clock, the great Bell at Magdalen- 
College rung out, as did also, just at six, S fc . Peter's in the East and 
S*. Marie's, for D r . Charles Aldworth, D.C.L. and Camden's Reader of 
History, to w cl1 he was elected, Nov. 19, 1691, upon the Deprivation 50 
of the learned M r . Dodwell, who had been depriv'd, Nov. 14, the same 
Year. This D r . Aldworth was a Person of no Learning, & very unfit for 
this Post, w ch , however, ought not to be wondered at, considering how 
Elections generally are carried. He died about 1 2 Clock to-day. 



[1720 : 

April 17 (Easter Sun.). D r . Waugh, formerly of Queen's Coll., 
Oxon., is made Dean of Gloucester, in room of D r . Chetwood, deceased. 

Out of the above mentioned Note Book of M r . Arblaster : 

April 30, 1719. This day T review'd the old Ruines of Wall, and on May 
the 3 d following, I had a Coyn brought to me by a Person who found it in 
digging of an old saw pit there, & parted with it to me for half a Crown. 

Sandon, May 20. Upon the Glass of the North Window, in Saxon 
Characters : Carnis resurrectionem et vitam aeternam. Amen. 

Over the Altar-place, above the Window, betwixt two Angels, upon Wood : 

10 Just under this : For there are three that bear record in heaven, The 
Father, the Word, and the holy Ghost, and these three are one, John 5. 7. 
Under this, A Coat of Arms, the Field Or and Gules quarterly, a Bend Sable. 
Under this, in Saxon Characters : Wilhelmus, Baro tertius et 1 vico Malbano 2 . 
Underneath, the same Coat, under w cli is written : 
(here part is enorana sine 
broke out) libe discessi 

Upon the left hand, next to the middle Window, under a Coat of Arms : 
Wilhelmus Ferrarius, Dominus Tutburiae. Under this there is the same Coat 
joyned to the foresaid Malbanes, and under that is written : 
20 (here is much Lbane 

wanting) E; Bas 

Upon the right hand Window is the Staffords' Coat, The Field Or, 
a Chevron Gules. Under it is written : Robertus, tertius Baro Staffordensis. 
Beneath this, another Coat much defaced; under it is inscribed: Alditha 
Malbane, Warini Vernon uxor. 

Upon the uppermost of the South Windows in the Chancell is a Coat. 
Under it : 

(Here is Vernon Uxor 
wanting) fford Militis 

30 On the other side the Window, under a Coat : 
Alditha, uxor Wilhelmi 
(wanting) Irnwin Militis. 

Under a Coat on the next Window : Margareta Stafford, uxor Thomae 

Under a Coat on the other side the Window: Idem Margareta, uxor 
Johannis Hardeshul, milit. 

[Mistake for ' de.'] 

[i. e. Wich Malbank, now Nantwich.] 

Apr. 17-20.] VOLUME LXXXVI, PAGES 150-161 119 

On the North side over against this is a Goat painted in a Window upon y e 
Wall ; under this : Johannes Porte, Miles, Justicarius. Johanna, filia Johannis 

On the other side the Window, on the Wall, under a Coat: Johannis 
[sic] Porte de Etwall, Miles. Elizabetha, Filia Thomae Gifford. 

On the third Window, on the South side the Chancell: Descendit ad 
inferna, tertia die resurrexit a mortuis. 

[Inscriptions in Astbury Church, Cheshire, printed in Ormerod's History of 
Cheshire, omitted.] 

April 19 (Tu.). This Night the Bell began to toll at Magd. College 
for the Funeral of D r . Aldworth ; and so it continued 'till 9, when the 
D r . was buried in the Chapell. 

April 20 (Wed.). Out of MX Arblaster's Note Book before 
mentioned : 

Croxton Abbey, May 26, 1719. There is now remaining the Gate-House, 
almost intire, on the North West side of the Abbey. It is very large and 
strong, built of Stone. On the left hand of it stands the present Chapell, one 
side of which is part of the Abbey Wall. About three or four score paces 
from it are lofty remains (which are the most considerable now to be seen), 
& which tradition says was the Church. At the West end of it remains an 20 
exceeding high Wall, with three narrow windows. I take the middlemost to 
be nine Yards long, and the other two to be eight, or thereabouts. It's plain 
this Wall has been much higher. About the middle of the Church, on the 
North side of it, there is a large heap of ruihes, w ch Tradition says was the 
Belfry, and that there were ten Bells, A little above this is the Chancel, 
where now stands the Altar-place, which a Woman told me she had heard say 
was called Sanctum Sanctorum. There is no appearance of Windows here, 
the Wall being so low. On the South side of the Chancel are two very tall 
windows, much like to those at the West end of the Church. Note that the 
South Wall is standing almost from one end of the Church to the other, 30 
which I guess to be about fourscore Yards. On the South side of the Church 
stood the Abbey, almost close to it, where now remain two noble Cloysters, 
about thirty Yards distant from each other. There are three palisades in each 
of them, and [they] are about thirty Yards in length. There are now several 
little places near to these (now Cart-Houses and Baking Places), all wonder- 
fully fortify'd with stone. A Person that lives near to the Place gave me two 
little Bricks, one of them curiously glazed over with green, and the other with 
yellow. They were found about the Abbey. A small distance from these 
there is some strong stone work, which tradition says was the Goal, and 'tis 
probable it was so. I perceive there was a Wall round the Abbey for a vast 40 
compass, and it was about a Yard thick. To conclude, Croxton has the most 
ample and magnificent ruines of any that I, being a Youth, have ever seen, and 
though it has met with such barbarities, yet I do not doubt but it will be 
lamented by good men. The Abbey is said to have been founded by one 
Verdon, Esq. I enquired very much whether any Coyns had been found 
here, but the people told me they never knew of but one in seven years' time, 

April 18, 1720. G. Jackson to H. (Rawl. 7. 89). Mr. Bellasis has 
received Sprott by Mr. Eyston. Please send Mr. Selling's copy. ' We are 
here inform'd that there are some Prints lately made in y r University of 
Scotus's picture in y e Gallery near y r Library ; therefore, we beg you'l please 
to send Two or Three of 'em to M rs . Smith's, with Sprot, if he can be had, by 
our Carrier, by whom y r money will be return'd.' [Note by Hearne : 
*Answ d , Apr. 22, 1720.'] 


and that they had parted with to Uttoxeter (a large Market town, about three 
miles South East from Croxton), to which place I immediately went, but 

April 21 (Th.). Mr. Collins of Magd. Coll. told me yesterday that 
D r . Aldworth was 68 Years of age, as it was upon his Coffin ; and that 
'tis a Custom in their House in publick Elections of the University to go 
with the Majority of the College, i.e. when there happens to be a Division 
a Meeting is called, and whoever the Majority appears to be for, the rest 
strike in with them. 

10 April 22 (Fri.). Out of the same Note Book : 

Etocetum, June 13, 1719. On this day I took notice of what I had not 
before, which is, a rise of ground much higher than ordinary, situated Eastward, 
on a little Croft joyning to the Butts, which I take to be the place where the 
Praetorium stood. I heard also that in the place where the Church stood 
(as I have before mentioned) there has been abundance of painted glass found ; 
which I thinke is an undenyable Confirmation that the Church was in that place. 
I had likewise the good fortune to procure two Coyns ; one of them was 
found about a hundred Yards Northeast from the Butts, about the latter end 
of May last ; the other about the Town formerly. 

20 April 23 (Sat.). D r . Charlett (deservedly called by many, D r . Varlett) 
went over this Easter to Browne Willis's at Whaddon Hall, Bucks., to 
get some MSS. (I am told, very sorry ones) for the Publ. Library, 
& Bowles was there too. The Persons that told me observ'd that 
a Library may soon be filled with such stuff. 

[Notes of a printed book omitted.] 

April 24 (Sun.). The four Preachers of the Easter Sermons this Year 
before the University were, Good Friday, M r . Gregory at [sic] X* Church ; 
Easter Day, M r . Watkis of Magd. Hall; Easter Monday, M r . Reeves 
of New Coll. ; Easter Tuesday, M r . Symson of . . . ; and this day, being 
30 Low Sunday, the Repeater of the said Sermons was the foresaid 
M r . Watkis, who did it very well. 

April 25 (Mon.). Out of y e fores d Note Book of M r . Arblaster : 

Sandon, June is th , 1719. Having not leisure to take all the Inscriptions 
when I was last here, I took this opportunity. In the Window last spoken of, 
v - P- !55> is above written under a Coat of Arms : Helena : Venables : Uxor : 
Thomae : Erdeswick : Junior[is]. On the other side the Window : Thomesina : 
MaineLL : Uxor : Hugonis : Erdeswick. 
Over against this, on a Window on the Wall upon the North side : 

Rogerus Verne I Roisia, filia 
40 De Bromesulf. | Johannis Litlburi. 

April 25, 1720. H. to T. Rawlinson (Rawl. 34. 85). Thanks for box 
received on Saturday last. Sends long list of subscriptions received from 
Mr. Bedford for the Discourses. ' I wish with all my heart I could see you 
here. I am right sorry that your Health is not better. Pray do not fatigue 
your self too much. The Weather grows pleasant now. Cannot you get 
sometimes out from the Noise and Hurry and Filth of the Town ? ' Will be 
sure to remember T. R. and Dr. Mead to Mr. Eyston. The Textus is moving 

Apr. 20-27.] VOLUME LXXXVI, PAGES 161-175 121 

On the other side the Window: 
Robertas Verni 
De Sandon. 

Isabella, filia 
Wilhelmi Stafford. 

A little nearer to the Altar place, on the North side, is a very stately and 
magnificent Monument. There are two Women kneeling upon Cushions at 
Prayer, very neatly carved, at length. Above and betwixt these are the Arms 
of abundance of Familys, which were the Marriages of the continued Lords of 
Sandon, videlicet, Vernon, Hulgrave, Stafford, Erdeswick. Over these are 
written: Ricardus de Vernon, Baro de Sibroc, 20 Will[el]mi Conquestoris, 
Pater harum familiarum de Vernon, Hulgrave, et Erdeswick, 1086. Under- 10 
neath : 

Hoc sibi spe in CHRISTO Resurgendi posuit Samson Erdeswick, Armiger, 
Qui Genus recta serie ducit a Ricardo De Vernon, Barone de Sibroc, Tempore 
GVILLELMI CONQUESTORIS, S. T. Hujus Filius et Haeres, Hugo de Vernon, 
duxit Filiam et haeredem Rainaldi Balioli, Domini de Erdeswick et Holgreve. 
Dederunt Filio Mattheo [sic], cujus Filius inde dictus fuit de Holgreve. 

Under this, partly in the middle of the Arms : 

Ricardus, filius Junior Mathaei de Holgreve tertij, cum pater illi Erdeswick 
dedisset, nomen de Erdeswick sibi assumpsit et posteris reliquit, et ex altera 
haerede Guilelmi, Domini de Leghton, Thomam de Erdeswick genuit ; cujus 20 
pronepos, Thomas quartus, accepit in uxorem Margaretam, Unicam filiam 
& haeredem Jacobi Stafford de Sandon, Militis, cujus proavia fuit Auda, una 
filiarum et haeredum Warini, ultimi Baronis de Sibroc. Proavus vero, Guil. 
Stafford, filius secundus Hervae Bagod ex Melicentia, Baronissa Staffordiae, quae 
fuit Pronepotis Roberti, primi Baronis Staffordiae, Qui Angliam cum Guil. 
conquestore ingressus. 

Under the Woman, next to the body of the Church : 

Elizabetha, Uxor prima, fuit filia secunda et una trium haeredum Humfredi 
Dikesswell, de Church Waver in comitatu Warwici, Armigeri, e qua quinque 
suscepit filias, Margaretam, nondum nuptam, Helenam, uxorem Thomae Coyne, 3 
de Weston Coyne in Comitatu Staffordiae, Armigeri, Elizabethan!, Mariam, et 
Margeriam, omnes superstites necdum enuptas. 

Under the Woman, next the Altar : 

Maria, Uxor secunda, fuit filia secundo-genita et una haeredum Francisci 
Neale, de Kaythorpe in comitatu Leicestriae, Armigeri, quae illi peperit 
Ricardum et Mathaeum, filios, et Johannam, filiam ; ut priori marito, Everardo 
Digby, Armigero, 14 liberos enixa est, e quibus Everardus, Joannes, Georgius, 
Maria, Elizabetha, Francisca, et Christiana nunc sunt superstites. 

Beneath the two wives lies the husband, very finely carved, at length. He 
is an exceeding big man, with a veil upon him, and boots and Spurrs. The 4 
heels of the Spurrs I take to be four Inches in length. His hands are broke 
off, but his countenance remains very morose. Round the Stone which he 
lyes upon : Vernon semper viret. Anno Domini 1601. 

April 26 (Tu.). My Friend the Hon ble Benedict Leonard Calvert, Esq., 
left Christ Church College on April 1 6 last, being Easter Eve. 

[Notes of two printed books omitted.] 

April 27 (Wed.). M r . Henley, a young Gent. Com. of X* Christ [sic], 
hath a Collection of old Coyns, ah* 250. He called upon me last 
Night, and shew'd me a Brass one of Ptolemseus Lagides, viz. nTOAE- 
MAIOY BA2IAEQ2, Jovis cap. barbat. Rev., Aquila fulmini insistens, una 5 
cum clypeo. He said he hath got one of Epaminondas. 

This Day, at two Clock in the Afternoon, was a Convocation, in 
w ch the Proctors for the last year, viz. M r . Sheppard of Trin. and 


Mr. Chandler of Wadham, laid down their Office, and the new Proctors, 
M r . Slococke of Pembroke and M r . Brouncker of Jesus, entered upon 
the same. 

April 28 (Th.). Out of the above-mention'd Note Book of 
M r . Arblaster: 

Stone Priory, June i6 th , 1719. This day I took a view of those ample 
mines which were granted with the Lands (amounting to the Sum of 500!. 
per ann. at the time of its destruction) to one Crompton, Esq., a Courtier in 
the Reign of Henry the 8 th , in w ch Family they now remain. It's said that the 

10 sum of 500!. per ann. has been sold out of this Family for many Generations, 
and that there still remains the same estate out of the Lands belonging to this 
Priory. They affirm this had a dependance on the Monastery at Kenelworth, 
and was founded by one Stafford. There now remains the old Hall. It has 
a Stone Hearth in the middle of it, and a Lanthorn for smoke to ascend at the 
Top. At the upper end of it is a Place raised with boards, much like unto 
the upper end of the Hall at Christ-Church-College in Oxford. Out of this 
there goes a short pair of Stairs into a large room, where, I suppose, the 
Monks withdrew to converse a little after dinner. On the outside of the Hall 
is cut, in wooden Figures, 1253. There are many little Chambers adjoyning to 

ao these, from whence I descended into the Cellars, which were very spatious 
and large. There are many stone Arches, almost like Church Windows. 
Under one there is part of a Vault, which is said to have been half a Mile in 
length, and that it was made for the Monks to walk in. I could not hear any 
thing of the Stone which had the Inscription S r Will m Dugdale mentions in 
his Monasticon, nor any thing of Coyns which were found there. 

July the 1 6 th , 1719. I had twenty Coyns sent me from M r . Egington, who 
assured me they were found in an old Pot which was dug up in or about 
January the 24 th , 1719. Joyning to the North Wall in the Parish Church 

30 of Longdon, Staff., in the Body of the Church lies a large Grave-stone, 
whereon is the portraicture of a Man, seemingly in a warlike habit. Part of 
the Inscription about it is hidden by a Seat ; however, what I could collect is 
as follows : 

In the Window at the Altar is a Coat of Arms ; the Field is or, a Chevron 

April 29 (Fri.). On Wednesday Morning last (Apr. 27) died 
Mr. Edm. Norden, M.A., Student of X* Ch. He took his M.A.'s deg., 

April 28, 1720. J. Anstis to H. (Rawl. i. 89). Received letter and 
proposals for next book, for which H. will of course put him down as a sub- 
scriber. Will pay Mr. Rawlinson the whole subscription. Paid Dr. Rawlinson 
in full for two copies of the Discourses for Mr. Wightwick, York Herald, and 
himself. [Note by Hearne: 'Answ d , May 3, 1720.'] 

April 29, 1720. J. Thorpe to H. (Rawl. 10. 101). Received H.'s 
proposals for printing the Textus Roffensis, and showed them to ' M r . Recorder 
Barrell, an Ingenious Gentleman, and M r . Hill, senior Prebendary and Vice- 
Dean of this Church, who did me the favour of a Visit. They are very glad 
so able a Hand has undertaken this Work, and hope You have got a correct 

Apr. 27-May l.] VOLUME LXXXVI, PAGES 175-186 123 

1680, was then a genteel man, kept great Company, and was much 
given to Horse-racing. He died very poor, having kept in many years 
upon account of his Debts, and was buried in the Cathedral last 

[Notes of printed books, and an inscription in the Church of Hamstall Ridware, 
printed in Shaw's History wid Antiquities of Staffordshire, omitted.] 

May 1 (Sun.). M r . Tho. R. hath lent me a small MS. of his own 
Handwriting, being a Catalogue of Authors who have written about 
Antiquities, & is intit. by him, Antiquitates, Numismata veterum, & id 
genus libri. On the back of it, Res antiquae, Vol. i. These Things out 10 
of it : 

Folio. Fragmenta vestigij Veteris Romae ex lapidibus Farnesianis : Notis 
Jo. Petri Bellorij ; Romae, Typis Josephi Gorvi, MDCLXXIII. 

8 V0 . P. Ciaconi Toletani Opusc. In Columnse Rostratae Inscriptionem, 
De Ponderibus, De Mensuris, De Nummis; Romae, ex Typographia Vati- 
cana, MDCVIII. 

4. Lucas Paetus, J. C., de Restitutione Ductus Aquae Virginis ; Romae, 
apud Bartholomaeum Tosium, MDLXX. 

4. Alex. Sardi Ferrariens. lib. De Nummis, in quo Pecunia Romana & 
Graeca metitur pretio ejus ; Moguntiaci, per Gasp. Behem, 1579. 2O 

8. Andr. Fulvius Sabin. De Urbis Antiquitatibus, &c. ; 1545, Romas, per 
M. Valer. Doricum & Aloisium Fratrem, Brixianos. 

Folio. Historia Byzantina, per Car. Duffresne: Illustrata numismatibus ; 
Lutetias Paris., apud Lud. Billaine, 1680. 

Folio. Marci Velseri Res Augustanae ; Ven., MDXCIV. Scatet hie liber 
Numismatib., &c. 

4 to . Marmor Pisanum de Honore Bissellij, &c. ; De Muscis odoris Pisanis ; 
Bononiae, MDCLXVI, Ex Typographia Haeredis Victory Benatij. Multa hie 
occurrunt Numismata. 

4 to . Lud. Dementiosij Gallus Romae Hospes (figuris veterum ^Edificiorum) ; 30 
Romae, Apud Joan. Osmarinum, MDLXXXV. 

Folio. [Fortunius] Licetus de Lucernis Antiquorum reconditis : Figuris ; 
Vtini, Ex Typographia Nic. Schiratti, MDCLIII. 

4 to . Hen. Kitschius de Annulorum aureorum Origine, &c. ; Lipsiae, apud 
Henning. Grosium (MDCXIIII). 

4. Antiquarum Statuarum Urbis Romae primus & secundus Liber, Ludo- 

Transcript. ... If You have any reason to doubt the judgement or correctness 
of the Transcriber, and have not already put it to y e Presse, M r . Recorder 
has promised his assistance in collating it. ... I believe I could procure You 
the use of The Textus itself; but it cannot be done without an order of 
Chapter, which cannot be obtain'd before Midsummer next.' More on same 
subject. Wants 10 copies of the Textus reserved for him. Would be glad of 
a copy of the Discourses, ' and will allow for it as much above y e common 
price by Subscription as You shall think reasonable.' Hopes to give an 
account of M r . Lambard's MSS. soon. 

April 30, 1720. G-. Harbin to H. (Rawl. 7. 20). Thanks for obliging 
letter. Please send copies of the Discourses for Ld. Foley, Sir John Stanley, 
ind himself, to Mr. Stokoe, bookseller, Charing Cross, who will pay second 
subscription for them, and first for the Textus. [Note by Hearne : ' Answ d , 
May 17, 1720.'] 


vico Madrucio, S. R. E. Card, amplissimo, Die., Jo. Bapt. de Cavallerijs 

8 V0 . Hieronym. Balbus de Coronatione; Seb. Gr[y]ph., 1530. 

4 to . Antiquarum Statuarum Urbis Romae Icones; Romae, Ex Typis Laur. 
Vaccarij, MDLXXXIIII. 

Folio. Lucae Paeti, J. C., De Mensuris & Ponderib. Roman. & Graecis, 
cum hijs quae hodie Romae sunt collatis, Libri 5. Ejusdem Variarum Lectio- 
num Liber unus ; Ven., MDLXXIII. G. M. 1 Figuris veterum Monumentorum 
illustris est hie liber. 

10 Folio, 2 Vol. Antiquitates et Annales Trevirenses, per Brower. & Mase- 
nium ; Leodij, per J. Math. Hovium, MDCLXX ; Figuris. 

4*0. Promptuaire des Medalles ; a Lyon, chez Guil. Roville, 1553, 4 to . 
N.B. hie visuntur H. 8" & Edv. 6 tns , Angliae RR. 

4 to . Josephi Castalionis, J. C., Explicatio ad Inscriptionem Augusti quae in 
Basi est Obelisci Statuti per Sixtum V, Pontif. Max. ; Romae, ex Typographia 
Heredum Jo. Liliotti, MDLXXXIX. 

4 to . Johannis Seldeni Liber de Nummis: huic accedit Bibliotheca Num- 
maria, sive Elenchus Auctorum qui de antiquis Numismatib. et ponderibus 
aliquid scripserunt ; Lond., apud Mosem Pitt, MDCLXXV. 

20 4*. Julius VVernerus de Nudepedalibus Veterum ; Jenae, Typis Gollne- 
rianis, MDCLXXV 

4 to , folijs 30. Antiquae aliquot elegantiae Romanae urbis omnibus artium 
studiosis utiles 

4*. Ruinae veteres, N 16. Nee nomen Impressoris, nee annus, nee locus 
occurrunt. i. Termae Diocletiani. 2. Sepulchrum Adriani. 3. Palatium de 
Lugdun. 4. Mercurij Templum. 5. Templum Veneris. 6. .3rar. Publicum 
Romae. 7. Theatrum Burdigalense. 8. Pinaculum Thermarum. 9. Templum 
IDORUM 2 . 10. Templum Jovis Ultoris. n. Palatium Caesaris Parisijs. 
12. Arcus Lucij Septimij. 13. Pantheon Romas. 14. Templum Isaiae Pro- 
jo phetae. 15. Porta Anton. 16. Palatium Claudij Imperatoris. 

8 V0 . Sext. Aurel. Victor, Notis Andr. Schotti ; Antv., Christoph. Plantin., 
MDLXXIX. Multa hie visuntur Numismata. Notis MSS. Isaac. Casauboni. 

8 V0 . Itinerarium Antonini, &c., ad Exemplar Aldinum ; Lugd., Apud 
Haeredes Vincentij, sans Date. N.B. Notae quaedam MSS ffi ad Victorem occur- 

Folio. Nicaea Civitas sacris Monumentis illustrata, Per P. Jofred. ; Augustae 
Taurinorum, Typis Jo. Jac. Rustis, MDCLVIII. 

May 2 (Mon.). This Day, at 2 Clock in the Afternoon, was a Con- 
vocation for Election of Camden Professor of History, vacant by the 
40 Death of D r . Aldworth, who died on the 1 6 th of April last. Candidates 
were the Reverend Bernard Gardiner, LL.D., Warden of All-Souls' - 
College, the Reverend Thomas Girdler, D.D., Fellow of Wadham-Coll., 
the Reverend Richard Monnox, M.A., Fellow of Balliol-Coll., the 
Rev* 1 Edward Beckham, M.A., Fellow of Oriel College, the Reverend 

May 2, 172O. G. Hearne to H. (Rawl. 26. 20). 'Most Deare, wel 
beloved S. I must crave yo r Pardon for not Returning you an Answer of my 
thankfull acknowledgm ts for y r last kind Letter and that enclosed in it, which 
I safely Received, but the Reason why I did not send sooner was that I haue 
been so terribly afflicted Ever since, and especially] all this Easter, both night 
and day, that made me indisposed to compose any thing, and last week, goeing 
over a Gate, a pretty high one, being nelples, I had the ill fortune to fall 
Backward, tho, I bless God, did not break nor put out any bones, but [it] has 

1 [C.M. = cum multis.] * [MS. 'loo? (sic).'] ' 

May 1,2.] VOLUME LXXXVI, PAGES 186-193 125 

William Denison, B.D., Fellow of University College, the Rev^ John 
White, M.A., Student of X* Church, and Sedgwick Harrison, LL.D., 
Fellow of All-Souls' College. The four former desisted before the 
Election, & the three last stood it out, and D r . Harrison, being the only 
Lay man of them (for MX Camden desired one not in Orders), carried it. 
He had 177 Votes, MX Denison 104, and M r . White 92. It was given 
out that if the Writer of these Matters would accept of this Place, he 
might have had it against all opposition wtever, as being in the opinion 
of such as discoursed about the Matter the best qualifyed of any one in 
England. But though this Post was altogether agreeable to his Genius 10 
and Inclination, yet he could by no means be drawn to act ag* his 
Conscience, the Oaths being requisite to hold it. 

It must be observed upon this occasion, that D r . Harrison would 
hardly have carried it, had not I divulg'd beforehand among several 
that it was against M r . Camden's Intent that one in Orders should have 
this Place. I have M r . Camden's Letter to M r . Whear upon the 
Occasion, and it was transcrib'd from the Register in the School Tower. 
When D r . Harrison understood this, he came to me. I read it to him. 
Upon w ch , he prevails with D r . Gardiner (notwithstanding his great 
Enemy), who is Gustos Archivorum, to let him search the Registers ; but 20 
Gardiner, having been aware of the Objection, had laid the Register aside, 
so that D r . Harrison could not find the Letter there. However, my 
Copy is sufficient in the Case. And 'tis certain, too, from the Statutes 
themselves that M r . Camden's Design was only Civil History and not 
ecclesiastical, the Reader being debarr'd from meddling with Ecclesiastical 
History, unless it be very briefly, when either the Times or the Author 
require it. But all this will appear more plain from M r . Camden's 
Declaration & the before-mentioned Letter, w ch I shall here insert from 
D r . Smith's Collections, vol. 72, p. 29, 31, by whom both were tran- 
scribed : 30 

M r . Camden's explication about the Subject Matter of his Lecture. 
Whereas I understand there hath been some doubt and question made 

augmented my Lameness to such a Degree that I have much adoe to goe 

ibout at all ; but God's will be done. I was faine to send my wife about at 

Easter to pick up my dues in the Parish, who [sic] I hope will be pretty kind 

:o me in my Calamity. My Poor wife, I thank her, I must needs say, takes 

i great deal of care & pains with me ; & I pray God reward you, Son, for all 

/ours. Pray let me heare from you as soon as possible, for God knows 

vher [sic] I may see your face againe ; but I am not sick, but the continuall 

3 aine will soon weare me out. God grant I may take it patiently. Yo r uncle 

hanks you for Kindness Received ; he keeps his Bed, & is become a meer 

keleton of skin & bones. M r . Hurst, whom I presume you formerly knew, 

if our Parish, dyed lately suddenly, and Thomas Barlow the Smith, a Batchelor, 

nd the old Widow Bozly [?] ; all w ch puts me in mind that I shall not be long 

fter. If I should wax worse, I will get some body to write for me to you, 

hat you may come and se me once more in the Land of the Living. In the 

lean time, pray for me, and the Lord bless and prosper you. My wife['s] 

nd yo r Brothers' and sisterps] love, & Coz. Weldon's, with his wife's, and 

loz. Edwards's, who is a poor, feeble old man.' [PS.] ' Let me have a line or 

wo next Return. Agues and fevers are Rife here.' 


touching the Subject of my Lecture, and what kind of History I intended my 
Reader should insist upon, I do hereby signify that it ever was and is my 
intention that (according to the practise of such Professors in all the Univer- 
sityes beyond the Seas) Hee should read a Civil History, and therein make 
such Observations as might bee most usefull and profitable for the younger 
Students of the University, to direct and instruct them in the knowledge and 
use of History, Antiquity, and times past, Whose advancement in that way my 
desires especially aimed at ; and I trust both my present Reader (according to 
those laudable beginnings, which I have seen and do heare are wel approved) wil 

10 carefully labour to effect, and such as shal hereafter succeed him also diligently 
endeavor the fulfilling of my desires, not intermedling with the History of the 
Church, or controversyes, farther then shal give light unto those times which hee 
shal then unfold, or that Author which hee then shal read, and that very 
briefely ; in the choice whereof I thinke the Reader's discretion should alwais 
bee sufficient, and therefore, hold it not requisite to prescribe any farther then 
I have done in. the instrument of my first choice. 


January 6, 1622, in praesentia mei, Thomae 

co Clayton, Regij Professoris in Medicina. 

E Registro .... in Archivis, pag. 423. 

Letter of M r . Camden to M r . Wheare about M r . Twyne's designe 
to get the Lecture. 

To my approved friend, M r . Whear, publick Professor of Historyes at 


Good M r . Whear, 

I am right sorry that I have thus suffered both my selfe and yow to bee 
thus baffled by M r . Twine. The truth is, hee procured Sir Richard Cox and 
others of the Green Cloth to move mee for my Consent, if hee could buy you 
30 out, never acquainting mee that M r . Twine was in holy orders, and a beneficed 
man : wherein some foule play was offered to mee. I never meant to have 
him your Successor, and hope you do not wish it. Sed quid plura ? I know 
that yow tecum habes ingenium, that you know uti foro, et aetatem habes. 
I assure yourselfe, I never purpose to change as long as you are willing to hold 
the place. Plura velim, sed Cinthius aurem vellit. Farewel, with my best 
wishes to your good selfe and all yours, 

Yours alwais assured, 


4 Westminster, 
24 March, i62|. 

E Registro .... in turre Scholarum, pag. 425. 

May 3, 1720. H. to B. Rawlinson (Rawl. in. 136). Thanks for two 
letters. Acknowledges receipt of subscriptions for the Textus. ' I heartily 
wish you a good Voyage & all Prosperity.' 

May 3, 1720. B. L. Calvert to H. (Rawl. 4. 10). Would not have 
deferred writing so long, if anything worthy of note had happened. Has] sent 
first payment for the Textus by Mr. Whiteside. ' I am impatient to hear in 
whose favour the Election is determined. The Hurry of the town, occasion'd 
by stock jobbing & those many visits I was forced to make att my first coming 
hither, have hinder'd me from any inquiry into antiquities. But I shall go 
soon to Epsome with Senex, to take a general survey of our Estate there/ & if 
my good fortune should lay any thing in my way deserving a curious inquiry, 

May 2-8.] VOLUME LXXXVI, PAGES 193-199 127 

May 5 (Th.). [Notes of printed books omitted, except the following : ] 

Cheap-side Crosse censured and condemned by a Letter from the 
Vice-chancellour and other learned Men of the famous Universitie of 
Oxford, in answer to a question propounded by the Citizens of London 
concerning the said Crosse, in the yeere 1600, in which yeer it was 
beautified, &c. ; Lond., 1641, 4. D r . Abbot (George), Vice-chanc. for 
the year abovesaid, is made to be Author of this Letter. 

P. 6. I remember in that Colledge (Ball. Coll.) where I first lived, 
a young man was taken praying and beating his brest before a Crucifix 
in a window, which caused the Masters and Fellows to pull it down, and 10 
set up other glasse. 

The 'Letter hath Abbot's name to it at Bottom thus: . 


Vicechancellour, An. 1600. 

Then follows, The appr elation of Master Vice-Chancellours Letter by 

five other learned men, then heads of the Universitie. Dated, From the 

Universitie of Oxenford, January the 23, 1600. Their Names, Thomas 

Thornton, John Reinolds, Leonard Tailor, Henry Ayray, R. Kettley. 

A. Wood takes no notice of this Book. 

[Notes of a printed book omitted.] 20 

May 8 (Sun.), M r . Matt. Gibson, formerly of Queen's Coll., Oxon., 
told me lately of a fine Leiger Book of the Abbey of Lantony in 
Gloucestershire, that is now in the Hands of the Lady Scudamore. 

I shall not fail to acquaint you with it, who, by a generous, comm[un]icative 
spirit, have raised so great desire in me to follow the Study of Antiquity. 
Sen r Gwyn is very well, and has entirely thrown of the Old man & put on the 
new one. I mean, only as to his outward Condition, the inward being always 
such as not to admitt of change or amendment. I shall Expect a line from 
you soon, that I may know you are not alter'd, but rather design to continue 
y r past friendship.' 

May 4, 1720. K. Graves to H. (Rawl. 6. 128). Received H.'s of the 
1 8th of last month, with the advertisement of the Collection of Curious 
Discourses, which he longs to see. Encloses subscription for small copy of 
the Textus. 

May 5, 1720. A. Wescombe to H. (Rawl. n. 85). Was out of town 
when H.'s advertisement came. Subscribes for five small copies of the 
Textus ; ' but I am entirely at a loss how to pay you the Subscription Money, 
except you tell in what manner, such little Sums being difficult to be trans- 
mitted but by chance, not deseruing the Conveyance of a bill. Yett I am in 
hopes, as most of your Subscribers are in this Towne, that you haue Some 
body who will receive the subscriptions in your name, in order to remit it to 
you in a Sum.' 

May 9, 1720. H. to J. Thorpe (Diaries, 86. 199). 'The Transcript of 
Textus Roffensis that I make use of was taken by a Gentleman of great Learning. 
He design'd to have printed it himself. But he died too soon. My Edition is 
very forward, and perhaps the Textus it self may be printed off by Midsummer 
next. I am much obliged to the very worthy Gentlemen that are willing to 
:ompare the Transcript I use with the MS. at Rochester. But as I cannot send 
t thither, upon account of my continual use of it now the Press is moving, so 
he same reason . . . will not permitt me to stay 'till Midsummer for the 


May 10 (Tu.). M r . Johnson, who writ the Vade Mecum, hath just 
published, in two 8 VOB , the Ecclesiastical Laws & Canons of England, 
being Translations from Spelman, Lynwood, &c. 

[Notes of MSS. omitted.] 

[Volumes Ixxxvii and Ixxxviii contain notes from Ashmolean and 
other MSS., &c.] 


May 14 (Sat.). Dr. Stratford, Canon of X* Church, hath got both 

Volumes of the I st Edition of Hollynshede's Chronicle. I saw them 

10 there to-day. I never saw the 2 d Volume of this Ed. before. Both 

Volumes are full of wooden Cutts. I have the first my self *, but I never 

saw above two others. 

Rochester MS.' Remarks on his transcript The Antiquities of Oxford J. T. 
sent are to be added to the book. An account of Mr. Lambard's MSS. will 
be acceptable. 

May 9, 172O. Sir P. Sydenham to H. (Rawl. 9. 154). Has not heard from 
Mr. Sprint, and knows nothing further about the MS. ' I wish you w'd write 
to him, for I have no acquaintance w th him. I never saw him but once, & 'tis 
very much ag* my temper to be bold or pressing to any, & therefore I hope 
you will excuse my further sollicking him ; if it was mine, you sh d command it. 
I wish with all my Heart the University had chosen you History Professor, 
who on all Accounts so well deserve. I suppose, S r , you have heard y e wicked 
& cruel Action of my Cousen Hare. God mercifully forgive all our Sins, & 
give us his Holy Spirit & his Grace to conquer all temptations & violent 
Passions & Malice ag* our selves or our Neigbour.' 

May 9, 172O. J. Thorpe to H. (Rawl. 10. 102). Encloses note for SDJ. 
for first subscription for 10 copies of the Textus. 'I should be glad if the 
Textus Roffen. would induce You to take a journey into Kent at this pleasant 
time of y e year : the passage from London to Roch r is very safe and easy. 
You shall be very wellcome to such accommodations as my house affords, and 
it shall be no Expense to You as long as You please to continue in these parts.' 
The Antiquities of Oxford formerly belonged to Dr. Plot, now to Mr. Burman. 
Wants a copy of the diploma for the degree of Dr. of Divinity. Hopes H. 
will favour him with a copy of the Discourses, which may be sent to Mr. Alban 
Thomas at the Royal Society's House, Crane Court, Fleet Street. [Note 
by Hearne : ' Sent the Bill to M r . Alban Thomas, May 17, 1720, by Godfrey. 
P d , May 2 1 , by Godfrey.'] 

May 10, 1720. H. to J. Murray (Rawl. 112. 91). Thanks for letter of 
3rd instant, and for 40.*. paid to-day. Has entered Dr. Jett and Dr. Crow. 
Glad J. M. intends to visit Oxford so soon. Hopes to have the benefit of his 
conversation and to receive much information. 

May 12, 1720. H. to B. Rawlinson (Rawl. in. 139). Sends, as 
desired, another receipt for subscription for the Textus. The Discourses will 
be sent to London shortly. 

May 12, 172O. A. Wescombe to H. (Rawl. 11. 86). Received H.'s of 
the 9th : thanks for putting him down for five small copies of the Textus. 
Has paid subscription-money to Mr. Innys. Directions for sending the Dis- 

1 I have since got the second Vol. 

May 10-17.] VOL. LXXXVI, P. 203-FOi. LXXXIX, P. 2 129 

May 15 (Sun.). Last Tuesday died the Rev d Mr. Sprat, Prebendary 
of Westminster, Winchester, and Rochester, and Archdeacon of 
Rochester. He died of the Gout. He was Son of the late BP Sprat. 

May 17 (Tu.). My L d Harley told me, on Saturday last, when 
I dined with him at Christ-Church in D r . Stratford's Lodgings, that 

May 15, 1720. C. Eyston to H. (Rawl. 5. 50). ' I could not let my 
Servant passe through Oxford without enquireing after your health, and 
acquainting you that I haue not and shall not now goe into Hampshyre before 
Whitsontyde ; so if you haue a day or two to spare betweene this and then, for 
God's sake come over, for I want to show you something w ch I care not to 
send to Oxford. M r . Parkinson telles me Doctor Rawlinson is goeing to 
Rome; if so, I must begg the Favour of you to aske him for M r . Blount's 
Manuscript of Maple-Durham, for I doe not know but that M r . Blount may 
call for it before the Doctor retournes. A Post or two since, I had a letter 
from M r . Jackson, who desires me to begg the Favour of you to buy 
him 4 Gutts of Duns-Scotus' Picture taken out of the Gallery belonging to 
the Publicke Library. The Cutts are for M r . Belling of Winchester. 
I haue scene [some] of them at the Print Shopp at the Tholl.' [Note by 
Hearne : 'Answ d , May 16, 1720. Writ to D r . Rawlinson, May 18, 1720.'] 

May 17, 1720. H. to J. Murray (Rawl. 112. 92). Has to-day sent, by 
Godfrey's waggon, three copies of the Discourses for Thomas Jett, Esq., Dr. 
Thomas Crow, and J. M. 

May 17, [1720]. T. Baker to H. (Rawl. 23. 155). 'As I shall be very 
glad to receive your Collection of Curious Discourses, so you could have pitch'd 
upon nothing more agreable to me for your next design then the Textus 
Roffensis, tho' I know it only by report, & have nothing new to offer upon the 
subject. You know, a small part of it, the Officium Ordalii, is printed by 
M r . Brown in his Fasciculus, ... & I presume you are no Stranger to 
D r . Wilkins' design of printing the Saxon Laws (D r . Wotton adds the Welsh 
or British), some of w oh must needs be borrow'd from the Textus Roffensis. 
But his is a slow design, & is at a stand for want of Paper : I shall not doubt 
to see your Book publisht before his goes to the Press. This very Month is 
publisht a Collection of Ecclesiastical Laws & Canons, by one M r . Johnson 
(a worthy Clergyman in Kent), who corrects mistakes in S r Hen. Spelman, 
from the Textus Roff., how justly I cannot say, & only mention it that you may 
examine 'em, if you think fit. His Book is only an English Translation. I 
could have wisht you had had an opportunity of transcribing the Text your 
self, for then I could have depended upon a very correct Copy ; & tho' 
I doubt not but you employ some very carefull Friend, yet things of that 
nature require very skilfull hands, & indeed your own.' The Historical Poem 
might possibly be written by Sir John Hayward. If he meets with Prurit 
Anus, it shall be at H.'s service. Inquires about two books which Wood 
could never meet with, viz. ' A Report of the Death & Martyrdom of 
E. Campian, Sherwin, & Brian, with seven others' [see Diary, pp. 138, 139], 
and ' Vitae Cardinalis Alani Epitome,' by Nic. Fitzherbert. ' To fill up the 
Paper, I shall send you a Trifle, w ch I doubt you will hardly think worth your 
acceptance.' [The ' Trifle ' follows this letter, and is entitled, ' The Peti- 
tion of both th* Universities, exhibited to the LL. Treasurer & Buckhurst, 
Novemb. 22, 1597, Chancellours of both the Universities.'] 

May 17, 1720. G. JackBon to H. (Rawl. 7. 90). The bearer will pay 
Mr. Belting's subscriptions for Sprott and the Discourses. Please send some 
of Scotus's prints. If a short account of the contents of the Textus Roffensis 
were sent, believes H. would have some subscribers at Winchester. 

May 17, 1720. J. Thorpe to H. (Rawl. 10. 103). Long letter about the 
Textus Roffensis. [Printed in Letters from the Bodleian, ii. 59.] 


there are many Chronicles not yet published in the Harleyan Library. 
I told him I wish'd they were publish'd. To w ch he said nothing. 

May 19 (Th.). Out of a Letter from the Reverend M*. James 
Gibson, Minister of Wotton Under Wood, near Brill in Bucks., dated 
Nov. 10, 1719: 

M r . Grenvile, in digging up a walk to his new house, has had some Roman 
Antiq. bro'ht to him. The Gardener has several, but he has kept but 2. The 
one has Crispus upon it. I bro'ht 'em once to Ox. to show 'em you, & you 
were not at home. 

10 Out of another Letter from him, dated Nov. 16, 1719 : 

I shewed M r . Grenvile your letter, & he believes your account of the coin 
to be right. There was no such th. as urns found. 

[Note of an Ashmolean coin omitted.] 

May 21 (Sat.). Last Night one Ficcars, a young, handsome, genteel 
Barber of Oxon., cut his throat from Ear to Ear, & died immediately. 
He hath left a Widow, one of the Daughters of the late Sir W Claxton, 
Upholsterer of Oxon. 

May 22 (Sun.). On Saturd., the 14 th instant, died John Hare, Esq., 
Richmond Herald, at his Chambers at the Heralds'-Office, of several 
20 Wounds he had given himself some time before. The Coroner sat upon 
the Body, and the Jury brought in their Verdict, Non Compos. On 
Tuesday Night (May 17) his Corpse was carried from the Heralds' 
Office, attended with the Heralds at Arms in their Coats, according to 
their Places, and the Coat belonging to the Richmond Herald upon the 

May 18, 1720. H. to R. Rawlinson (Original, Rawl. in. 141. Draft, 
Diaries, 89. 2). Mr. Eyston has heard that R. R. is going to Rome, and 
would be glad if he would return Mr. Blount's MS. of Mapledurham before 
he goes. 

May 19, 1720. H. Bedford, to H. (Rawl. 28. 10). On receipt of 
H.'s yesterday, immediately sent advertisement to the printer. Vexed that the 
books were sent to his house, which caused much extra expense : wants them 
sent to Mr. Cosins, in St. Paul's Churchyard, or to Mr. Innys, or to be left 
at the carrier's till called for. Has received kind present and copies for 
subscribers. Account of payments for the Textus, &c. Asks H. to look up 
a passage in Bodleian and other MSS. ' I c d again return y r money by y e 
Vicechancell r , if y liked y* way.' 

May 19, 1720. W. [Fleetwood, bp. of] Ely to H. (Rawl. 5. 78). 
Thanks for books sent by Godfrey. ' I hope you will receive as safely a little 
Parcell by the same Godfrey, and accept it as kindly.' 

May 21, 1720. R. Mead to H. (Rawl. 8. 56). Received three copies of 
the Discourses for himself, and nine for his friends. Thanks for valuable 
present : will shortly send acknowledgement, with subscriptions for next work. 

May 23, 1720. H. to J. Thorpe (Diaries, 89. 7). Indebted for letters of 
9th and i7th. ' I thank you for your Informations, & for your kind Invitation 
of me to Rochester. I am the more oblig'd to you for this Invitation, 
because you offer to bear my Expenses as long as I stay in those Parts. But 
I am not at liberty now of making long Journeys.' Has not a copy of the 
Diploma for the degree of D.D. Dr. Charlett could let J. T. have one imme- 

May 17-25.] VOLUME LXXXIX, PAGES 2-12 131 

Coffin, to the Church of S*. Bennet's, Paul's-Wharf, where it was interred. 
They say his Will has been proved, whereby he has left to his Sister an 
Estate of 300!. per annum in Norfolk, and considerable Sums of Money 
in the Government. This M r . Hare was about publishing that part of 
Domesday Book that relates to Richmond. It was to have been in 

[Notes of printed pieces omitted.] 

May 25 (Wed.). Just come out, A- Paraphrase on the xxxiv* 11 
Chapter of Isaiah, in blank verse. By John Fisher of Wadham-College, 
Oxon. ; Oxford, pr. by Leon. Lichfield, 1720; in one Sheet. 10 

1 D r . Shippen, Pr. of Brazennose & V. Chanc. of Oxford, having 
expell'd M*. Ball of y* Coll., Ball appealed to the Visitor, D r . Gibson, 
BP of Lincoln, who order'd him to be restor'd within 10 days. Accord- 
ingly, he was restor'd, May 25, 1720. Heterodoxy was alledg'd ag* 
him, but, it seems, not prov'd. 

diately. ' I was aware of opposition, when I first set about printing the Textus 
Roffensis. There is no manner of doubt but that the Dean and Chapter of 
Rochester have a Right to the Rochester MS. But then, 'tis, withall, as plain 
(I think) that the Right of the MS. I make use of belongs to the Gentleman 
who lent it me. To prevent any Trouble, I intirely follow the MS. that hath 
been lent me, without any Regard to that at Rochester, the Publication 
whereof I leave to some body else, which I do, too, the more willingly because 
I have been told more than once of such an Edition, & I would not, by any 
means, obstruct others' learned Designs. As the matter, therefore, stands, 
I will not desire you to consult the Rochester MS. upon my account, or send 
me any thing out of it.' Mr. Thomas has sent SDJ. for 10 copies of the 
Textus. Cannot furnish J. T. with the ' Antiquity Discourses.' 

May 23, 172O. J. Lewis to H. (Rawl. 7. 166). Thanks for favour of the 
1 8th. Has written to ask Mr. Wilkin to pay subscription^money for the 
Discourses and the Textus. ' You have, no doubt, observed that M r . Selden 
cites a passage in his notes on Drayton's Polyalbion, which he tells us he had 
from Thomas Sp[r]ott, which is not to be found in your copy of that Writer. 
You have, no doubt, your reasons for taking no notice of this in your edition 
of it. Or perhaps I have overlooked it in my perusal of it. We are very much 
obliged to you for your care and accuracy in publishing such curious & 
valuable pieces, which otherwise might perhaps rot in libraries, without any- 
bodie's being y e better for y m . I have often wished y* you'ld give us a good 
edition of the several Writers Rerum Britannicarum from the MSS. in our 
Libraries. Methinks it's pity y* foreigners should take more care to preserve 
our History than we do our selves. I should therefore be glad to see an edition 
of Jeifry of Monmouth, &c., at Oxford, as well as at Heidelberg, and I don't 
doubt but if you are the publisher, it will be more exact and correct.' [Note 
by Hearne: 'Answ d , Sept. 20, 1720.'] 

May 24, 1720. S. Mead to H. (Rawl. 8. 96). Hearty thanks for six 
copies of the Discourses. ' I'me asham'd to be so much in your Debt, but 
will in a very little time discharge it in a Manner which shall make some 
Compensation for y e Delay.' Thanks for promise of four large and two small 
copies of the Textus. Supposes one of the large is for Ld. Harcourt, as usual. 

May 24, 1720. Sir H. Sloane to H. (Rawl. 9. 86). Has received H.'s 
of the i7th, with the books. Mr. Innys has promised to find a way of paying 
the 45-r. [Note by Hearne : ' Answ d , Sept. 27, 1720.'] 

[This entry is taken from p. 227 of the MS.] 
K 2 


May 26 (Th.). Michael Blount, of Maple-Durham in Com. Oxon., 
Esq., hath a Parchment MS. in wb [are] many things relating to Maple- 

Tho. Lynde de Mapulderham, Armig., anno 1426. 

Rog. de Seynton, Prior de Spaldyng, an. 56 H. 3, at which time he 
was one of the Justiciars Itinerant, & is mentioned in the said Book 
to have sat that Year at Chelmsford. 

Mapledurham Chausy and Mapeldurham Gurney. 

John de Chausy would not permitt William Bardolf, Junior, & Julian, 
10 his wife, to have common in Mapeldurham Chausy the said year above- 

Dictus Johannes [sic] Bardulffe, miles, dominus de Mapulderham 
Gurney ; Dominus Johannes de Chauseya, dominus de Mapulderham 

They came to agreem*, an. 3 Edw. I. 

Domina Amicia, quae fuituxor Robert! Bardolf, Chivaler, RogerusMarschall, 
& Johannes Cook de Wykeham, remittunt, relaxant, & omnino pro se & 
heredib. suis quietum clamant Johanni Lynde & heredibus suis totum jus 
& clameum quae habent, vel quovismodo habere poterunt, in Manerio de 
20 Mapelderham Gurnay, cum pertinency's, in Comitatu Oxoniensi, die Lunae 
proximo ante festum Purificacionis B, Mariae virginis, anno regn. R. Ricardi a dl 

Inquis. capt. apud Mapeldorham, 3 Jan., an. E. I 18, &c. Dicunt super 
sacramentum quod Willelmus Bardolf nichil tenuit [del hereditate propria in 
Gomitatu Oxoniensi die quo obijt; dicunt tamen quod tenuit Manerium de 
Mapeldorham die quo obijt, quod est de hereditate Julianas de Gurnay, uxoris 
suae, adhuc superstitis. Dicunt eciam quod tenuit dictum manerium de Comite 
Warrenn' per servicium quartae partis unius feodi militaris, & valet per annum 
in omnibus exitibus 10 libras. 

30 Juliana de Gornay, quondam uxor Willelmi Bardolf, concessit, dedit, et 
confirmavit Rogero, Johanni, & Willelmo, filijs suis, ad promocionem suain, 
totum manerium suum de Mapilderham, cum omnibus pertinency's suis, &c., 
exceptis tenementis Willelmi Batayle & Willelmi Averay, & service's eorundem, 
habendum & tenendum praedictis Rogero, Johanni, & Willelmo, & heredibus 
suis masculis de corporib. eorum legitime procreatis, &c. 

Ego, Robertus Bardolff, miles, dedi, concessi, & confirmavi Georgio 
Felbrigge, Militi, Rogero Marchall', Johanni Lynde, & Johanni Cook de 
Wykham, totum manerium meum de Mapilderham Gornay, cum suis 
pertinencijs, in Comitatu Oxoniensi, habendum & tenendum, &c., imperpetuum 
40 de Capitalib. Dominis Feodi illius per servicia inde debita & de jure consueta, 
&c. Data apud Mapildurham Gurnay, secundo die Septembris, anno Ric. 2** 18. 

Finalis concordia apud Westm., in a. R. Ric. (2 dl ) decimo nono, coram 
Willelmo Thirnyng, Willelmo Rikhill, Johanne Wadham, & Ricardo Sydenham, 
Justiciary's, & alijs Domini Regis fidelibus, inter Amiciam, quae fuit uxor 
Roberti Bardolf, militis, Rogerum Marchall', Johannem Cooke de Wykeham, & 
Johannem Lynde, querentes, et Nicholaum Chausy & Margaretam, uxorem 
ejus, deforciantes, de Manerio de Mapulderham Gournay, cum pertinencijs, 
scilicet, quod praedicti Nicholaus & Margareta recognoverunt praedictum 
manerium, cum pertinencijs, esse jus ipsius Johannis Lynde, et illud remiserunt 
50 & quietum clamaverunt, &c. 

Inquisic. capt. apud Bursetre, in comitatu Oxoniensi, vi die mens. Nov., anno 
Hen. 5 U 4*, coram Thoma Bekyngham, Escaetore domini R. in dicto Comitatu, 
&c., quod Amicia Bardolf, quae fuit uxor Roberti Bardolf, tenuit die quo 

May 26.] VOLUME LXXXIX, PAGES 12-22 133 

obijt in com. praedicto manerium de Mapulderham Gurnay, cum pertinencijs, ad 
terminum vitae suae, ex concessione Nicholai Chausy & Margaretae, uxoris ejus, 
Rogero Marshall, Johanni Cooke de Wykeham, Johanni Lynde, jam defuncto, 
& praefatae Amiciae, & heredibus praefati Johannis Lynde, per finem in Curia 
Domini Regis Ricardi, nuper Regis Angliae, anno regni sui decimo nono inde 
levatum, factum, & juratum, & quod praedictus Johannes Lynde obijt sine 
herede de corpore suo, &c. so it came to W m Lynde, Brother of the s d John 
Lynde quod quidem manerium de Mapulderham Gurnay valet per annum in 
omnibus exitibus, juxta verum valorem ejusdem ultra reprisam, decem rnarcas, 
et tenetur de Comite Warenn', set per quae servicia penitus ignorant. Dicunt 10 
eciam quod dicta Amicia obijt die Veneris proximo post festum Sancti 
Michaelis Archangeli ultimo praeterito. 

Finalis Concordia in Curia Domini Regis Westm., anno E. 3 18, coram 
Johanne de Stonore, Willelmo de Shareshulle, Rogero Hillary, Ricardo de 
Killeshull', & Ricardo de Wylugby, Justiciary's, & alijs Domini Regis fidelib., 
inter Johannem Bardolf, Chiualer, & Margeriam, uxorem ejus, querentes, & 
Johannem Rosen de Dayllifford [sic] & Johannem Loveday, deforciantes, de 
manerio de Mapulderham Gornay, cum pertinencijs, unde conventum [est] 
quod praedictus Johannes Bardolf recognovit praedictum manerium, cum 
pertinencijs, esse Jus ipsius Johannis Rosen, ut illud quod ijdem Johannes & 20 
Johannes Loveday habent de dono praedicti Johannis Bardolf, &c. 

Sciant praesentes & futuri quod nos, Georgius Felbrigge, miles, Rogerus 
Marschair, Johannes Lynde, & Johannes Cook de Wykham dedimus, &c., 
Roberto Bardolf, militi, & Amiciae, uxori ejus, manerium nostrum de Mapul- 
derham Gurney, cum pertinencijs, in Comitatu Oxoniensi ; dedimus eciam, 
&c., eisdem Roberto & Amiciae totum manerium nostrum de Stokelile, cum 
pertinencijs suis, in comitatu praedicto, quae quidem maneria, cum suis perti- 
nencijs, habuimus de dono & feoffamento praedicti Roberti; habenda & 
tenenda praedicta maneria, cum suis pertinencijs, &c., reddendo annuatim 
unam rosam rubram ad festum Nativitatis S. Johannis Baptistae. 30 

Edwardus, Dei gracia Rex Angliae, &c. Sciatis nos concessisse & hac carta 
nostra confirmasse dilecto & fideli nostro Johanni Bardolf, quod ipse & heredes 
sui imperpetuum habeant unam feriam apud manerium suum de Halghton', in 
comitatu Leycestre, singulis annis, per tres dies duraturam, videlicet, in 
vigilia & in die & in crastino ascensionis domini, nisi feria ilia sit ad nocu- 
mentum vicinarum feriarum. Et quod habeant liberam warennam in omnibus 
dominicis terris suis de Mapelderham, in Comitatu Oxoniensi. Dum tamen 
terrae illae non sint infra metas forestae nostrae. Ita quod nullus intret terras 
illas ad fugandum in eis, vel ad aliquid capiendum quod ad warennam pertineat, 
sine licencia & voluntate ipsius Johannis vel heredum suorum, super foris- 40 
facturam nostram decem librarum, &c. Datum per manum nostram apud 
Stryvelyn', duodecimo die Julij, anno regni nostri 32. 

Anno reg. Edw. IV* 1 mens. January iiii to , Johannes Skernynge de 
Spekyfworth [sic], in comitatu Northf., armiger, dat, concedit, & conf., ac eciam 
remittit, relaxat, &c., Johannae Iwardeby, nuper uxori Willelmi Lynde, Armig., 
ac Thomae Lynde, Armig., filio & heredi eorum, ac heredibus & assignatis dicti 
Thomae imperpetuum, totum statum suum, jus, titulum, clameum, & demandum 
quae habuit, habet, seu quovismodo in futurum habere poterit, de & in manerio 
de Mapuldurham Gurnay, in comitatu Oxoniensi, cum omnib. suis terris, 
tenementis, redditibus, servicijs, pratis, pascuis & pasturis communibus, boscis, 50 
hay's, aquis & molendinis, curijs & letis, cum omnibus ejus juribus, proficuis, 
commoditatibus, & Immolumentis qualitercumque eidem manerio in comitatu 
praedicto pertinentibus, spectantibus, sive incumbentibus, &c. 

Inquisition taken at Mapulderham, 4 th Sept., 6 of H. VI, by w ch it appeareth 
hat ther longyth no more but a mesuage of no valure to the parsonage of 
Ulare Kinole, & xliii acres of arabull lond, a acre & dim. of mede, & none othyr 


thyng. This Inquisition exemplifid under the kynge's scale, 21 June, anno 
H. VI 27. 

Anno 23 Edw. Ill John Tedemershe was living. 

This byn the parcells of all the londis that byn longyng un to the parsonage of 
Mapulderham : 

In the first, in a Crofte callid Cruchcrofte be side Martyn's Crofte, xii 

Item in the Grofte be side Axstill's, xii Acres. 
Item in the Crofte be side Seynt Marye Parocke, v acres. 
10 Item in the Crofte be twyxst Axstill's and Wiggemorys, viii acres. 
Item in the parsonage Crofte, ii acres. 
Item in Henefilde, ii acres. 
Item in Glidmore filde, one Acre. 
Item in Mede, in diuers parcells, on Acre & dimid. Acre. 

Inquis. apud Mapulderham Gorney, in Comitatu Oxoniensi, in festo Sancti 
Marcij [sic], an. H. VI U xx, &c., dicunt per eorum saCfamentum quod 
tenementum vocatum le Lee beneth Downe, nuper in tenura Willelmi at Lee, 
cum omnibus terris, pratis, pascuis, et pasturis, cum cursu Aquae Thamisiae & 
piscarijs ejusdem, videlicet, i prato vocato Purleymede usque ad Campum 
20 vocatum Aldefeld, tenentur de domino de Mapulderham Gorney praedicta, ex 
concessione Hugonis de Gorney, nuper domini de Mapulderham praedicta, per 
redditum xs. ac sectam curiae, ut patet, &c. 

This wrytyng endentyd, made at Mapylderham Gorney, in the counte of 
Oxforde, the xv day of June, the xlix yere of the reigne of kyng Edwarde the 
thirde, Wittnesse that Sir Thomas Blont, knyth, schreve of the counte afore- 
seyd, hath endowyd dame Isabell Bardolf, late the wiif of Sir Thomas 
Bardolf, knyth, late lord of Mapylderham aforeseide, that is to sey, of and in 
the thirde parte of the mansion of the seide maner of Mapylderham. First, in 
a Chambur callyd Wylcotys Chambur, with all the Chamburs therto 

30 enclosyd, from the hall to the grett yate, and also with a stabull callyd the 
cheynyd stabull, with other ii howsys their too ajoynede, and the thirde 
pechoun of the grett doffhowse, with xx copull of conyngges, and the thirde 
parte of the Fysshe takyn in the buckis att the mylle, and also the thirde parte 
of the Rent of the seide mylle and of all the watur perteyning to the seyd 
maner, iii Ii. iis. ijd., and the thirde part of the Rent of the seyde maner of 
fre holders and bonde holders, iij Ii. xviijs., that is to sey, of Symond Bartram 
xs. for Cottmers and xd. for Sywardys, of Richard At le, for a tenement w* 
serteyne closes and of water of the le, xs., and as for the le herms vs., of Alys 
Fynamore xd., of Edyth at le xiiijd., of William aldewyn xs. xid., of William 

40 Strode xs. vd., of Stheven Hodmer xs. vd. ob., of John Broun xs. ijd. ob., of 
Robert Chapeleyn ijs. ijd., of Roger Turner iijs., of John Hylder vs., of William 
Welyngforde ijs., of Davy Carter ijs. ; also as for the thirde parte of all the 
demayne londis, medowis, and pasturys perteynyng vn to the seide maner, 
that the seid Isabell is endowid, Fyrst, in a fylde callyd Westfylde, that 
contaynyth in all vi* x & x acrys, wher of to hir part xliij acrys, prys y e acur iiijd. 
Item in a felde callyd mechelden fylde, conteynyng xl acris, hir part xiij acris, 
pris the acur iiijd. Item in a Crofte callyd stony croft, conteyning iij acris, 
on to hir [part i acur], pris [the acur] iiijd. Item in hontley hill and the 
crofte therto perteynyng vij acris, hir part is ij acris, pris the acur iiijd. Item 

50 in a felde callyd chalkepytfelde, conteynyng xxvi acris, wher of to hir viij 
acris, pris the acur iiijd. Item in a crofte callyd the lorde is oxe crofte, that 
contaynyth xvi acris, wher of to hir v acris, [pris] the acur iiijd. Item 
in a felde callyd threnchefylde, conteyning xxvi acris, wher of to hir viij acris, 
[pris] the acur iiijd. Item in thropfylde, [that] contaynyth from schypcote 
lane to the ponde hecche a bove the pathe weye xx acris, and be nethe the 
weye xxvi acris, wher of to hir xiiij acris, pris the acur iiijd. Item the feldes 

May 26.] VOLUME LXXXIX, PAGES 22-36 135 

callyd Wolwys downe est fylde and doungefelde is conteynyng xl acris, wher 
of to hir is xiij acris, pris the acur iiijd. Item as for the parke, she is a lowyd 
every yere a deere and x copulle of conyngges, and all fuell woode to hir 
nesessary, to be takyn in a woode callyd greneden woode. Item she is 
endowyd in a mede callyd small mede, and in x acris in the brode mede, for 
hir parte, pris the acur iijs. Item as for the obir le & nethir les, enfeyes, and 
allfelde, she to haue yerly iij hors & Rythyrbestys goyng whith the lordys 
catayle, with vi swyne and xx ewys & xx wedrys goyng and pasturyng whyth 
the lorde is schepe ; the endowment was made by the asent and agrement 
of the seyde Isabell, and by the avyse of Sir Edmonde Bardolf, pres* unkull to 10 
the forseyde Sir Thomas Bardolf, and to Sir Robert Bardolf, knyth, lorde and 
ryzth eyre un to the forseyde maner and lordeschepe of mapylderham gorney, 
after the dysses 1 of the sayde Sir Thomas. 

Item certeyn Londys, Shawys, GYovys, Crofts, wodis, lesuris, and heggerewys, 
callid Bardolf 's londis, lyinge by syde Grenedene, conteyning in all iii xx acres 
Grounde and more, by Estimacion, yildyng by the yere xs. to the seid lord of 
Mapulderham Gornay. 

[Pp. 31 and 32 are blank.] 

In Dei nomine, Amen. Ego, Johannes Bardolf de Mapuldram, miles, anno 
Domini M ccc LXXV, septimo die mensis Aprilis, condo testamentum meum 20 
in hunc modum. In primis, lego an imam meam Deo & beatae Mariae Virgini & 
omnibus Sanctis, & corpus meum ad sepeliendum in ecclesia de Mapuldram 
praedicta. Item lego Thomae, filio meo & heredi, principalitates ad heredem 
pertinentes, cum omnibus vasis ligneis, stangneis 3 , & aeneis domus meae. Item 
lego Margaretae, filiae meae, ij vaccas. Item lego cuilibet filiarum mearum 
monialium i marcam argenti. Item lego Thomae Boteler, michi servienti, xii 
arietes, s. Wetheres, & i bovem. Item lego Nicholao, Coco meo, i bovem. 
Item lego Willelmo Wyncy xld. Item lego domino Johanni Hodmere xld. 
Item lego domino Johanni Rose, vicario de Mapuldram, dimidium quarterium 
frumenti & dimidium quarterium ordij. Item lego xs. ad ponendum & 3 
multiplicandum, sub manu alicujus fidelis hominis de parochia, in blado vel alia 
mercatura, pro manuten[en]cia duorum torticorum pro levacione corporis 
Christi, & unius ceri coram ymagine beatae virginis, & alterius coram ymagine 
beatae Margaretae, in ecclesia de Mapuldram praedicta. Item lego Fratri Johanni 
de Blyseworth, de ordine Fratrum Minorum, death 3 marcam. Item lego Fratri 
Ade de Chetwode, ejusdem ordinis, xld. Item lego Conventui Fratrum 
Minorum Radyng' i quarterium frumenti & i quarterium ordei. Item onero 
executores & filios meos, sub benediccione Dei & mea, quod sine armis et 
equis sepeliant me, nee provideant aliquid cerae vel luminis circa corpus meum, 
nisi tantum quinque ceres 4 , & volo quod pascant in die sepulturae meae omnes 40 
& singulos, utriusque sexus, senes & untenes 5 villae de Mapuldram. Et ad 
omnia supradicta fideliter & seleriter 6 adimplenda, ordino & constuo 7 
executores meos Robertum Bardolf et dominum Edmundum, filios meos, & 
Thomam Boteler, servientem meum. Quibus Roberto et Domino Edmundo, 

May 27, 1720. H. to R. Gale (Diaries, 89. 75). Indebted for letter of 
Jan. 21. 'I had answered it sooner, but that I was willing to try whether 
there was a Prospect of all my Subscribers coming into Fordun. I have 
great reason to think they will not. So that unless you can promise Security, 
I must not think of venturing. You advise Proposalls and a Specimen. Your 
Father hath printed a large Specimen already. And as for Proposalls, I am 
altogether averse to that method. You will be pleased to concert Matters 
with your Friends, and, at your leisure, let me know whether you can assure 

1 [i. e. decease.] 2 Sic. * F. dimidiam. * Sic. 

5 Y.juvenes. 6 Sic. 7 L. Cons tit uo. 


filijs meis praedictis, & Thomae Boteler, servienti meo, lego omnia catalla mea, 
ut ipsi solvant plene omnia debita mea, & adimpleant omnia supradicta, & de 
residue faciant celebrari pro anima mea & fieri ; praedictis & filijs meis & 
Thomae, servienti meo, executoribus, licencio quod ipsi possint, si voluerint, 
emere de catallis meis, non obstante statute ecclesiae Anglicanse in contrarium 
edito. Ipsos & onero quod fideliter adimpleant descriptam meam superius 
voluntatem, sicud in extreme judicio coram deo voluerint respondere. In 
praemissorum omnium testimonium sigillum meum praesentibus est inpressum. 
Datum die & anno supradictis. 

10 [Pp. 38-74 are blank ; notes of printed books omitted.] 

May 29 (Sun.). This being the Birth and Restauration of K. Ch. II, 
the Sermon before the University was at Christ-Church. The Preacher, 
D r . Clavering, one of the Canons. 

D r . Atterbury, BP of Rochester, has conferred the Archdeaconry of 
Rochester, vacant by the Death of M r . Sprat, on the Rev. D r . Henry 
Bridges, Brother to the Duke of Chandois. 

me of a competent Number of Subscribers in the Method I take in printing 
other Books.' [Note by Hearne: 'Not sent 'till July 3 d , 1720.'] 

May 27, 1720. H. to T. Rawlinson (Rawl. 34. 86). Thanks for box and 
three guineas. Has to-day sent, by Bartlett's waggon, a box containing the 
Discourses for various subscribers (named). Mr. Plummer's Neubrigensis was 
sent to Dr. Mead on Sept. 15, 1719. In 1711, T. R. lent him an old MS. 
Arator upon the Acts of the Apostles : begs for the loan of it again. 

May 27, [172O]. T. Allen to H. (Rawl. i. 10). The four copies 
of Neubrigensis came to hand, and the money was sent by Mr. Bateman two 
months ago. Please ask Mr. B. what he has to say for himself. ' Pray tell 
Sam Wright, the Cook of our College, or his mother, that M w . Fletcher 
of Milton, goeing one day this week to M rs . Plot's Funeral of Borden, was 
thrown from her horse & died within a few hours after. I was sorry to hear 
of D r . Fayrer & D r . Aldworth's death, and not a little surpriz'd that none 
shou'd think of M r . Dodwell's Historical friend and Acquaintance as a fit 
successor of the later.' Subscribes for three copies of the Textus. ' I think 
you will doe well to mend the late D r . Harris's work ; you may have 
subscribers enough, & my house & horse shall be at y r service.' [Note by 
Hearne: 'Answ d , May 30, 1720.'] 

May 28, [1720]. Francis Lewis to H. (Rawl. 7. 159). Wants the 
books he subscribed for sent to Mr. Lewis, bookseller in Covent Garden, who 
will pay for them. 

May 29, 1720. J. Bridges to H. (Rawl. 28. 35). Received the Collec- 
tions of Antiquities' for distribution among subscribers. Has had no time 
to peruse it. Please put down the same subscribers for the Textus. Will 
perhaps pay the money in person at the end of next month or the beginning of 
July, when he will bring with him a copy of a record concerning the building 
of Woodstock town. 

May 29, 1720. C. Eyston to H. (Rawl. 5. 50*). ' Your articleing me in 
your last obligeing letter to stay but one Night with me, if you came to 
Hendred, and your telling me you were sending about The Discourses you had 
lately printed, made me not doubt your spending one halfe day and night with 
me. The Expectation of w ch made me not send you M r . le Grand's and my 
second Payment for the Discourses, and the Note Doctor Rawlinson gaue of 
his haueing M r . Blount's MSpt.' When Dr. R. has given up the MS., wants 
note of receipt from H., ' for feare of Mortality.' Mr. Blount is willing for 
H. to keep the MS. until he has perused it and extracted what he thinks 
proper. Wants his copy of the Discourses ' handsomely bound and guilt on 

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This Evening, meeting with a young Master of Arts in High Street, 
Oxon.' (with whom was another young Gent.), whom I knew not, he 
told me that he had a Coyn in his Pocket w ch he was desired to shew to 
me, no body else knowing wt to make of it. When I saw it, I presently 
found it to be a most wonderfull Rarity. It is a mighty fine gold Coyn 
of Carausius, whereof (I mean a gold one) I had never seen one before. 
On the Reverse, CONSERVATOR AVGG, Hercules cum clava. Subter, ML. 
He told me it belong'd to D r . Hed of Newbury. 

[Notes of printed books omitted.] 

the back.' Subscribes for the Textus : will pay when he sees H. at Hen- 
dred. ' In serious Earnest, I beleiue I haue that to say to you, and that 
to shew you, that you will not repent yourselfe of the Trouble. ... I haue 
not seene my poore Brother this Month, the small Pox haueing been in 
his Family ; and I haue so many in my Family who haue not had it, [that it] 
obliges us to correspond alltogeather by letter, though wee live within 
a Furlong of Each other.' [Note by Hearne : ' Answ d , June 2, 1720.'] 

May 30, 1720. J. Thorpe to H. (Rawl. 10. 104). Thanks for letter of 
23rd instant. ' I desire You would not take notice in Print of any thing I have 
mention'd to You concerning the Dean. I have heard nothing from him 
since my last, but expect him here at the Audit towards the latter end of the 
next month. I hope I have so much int'rest with the majority of the Chapter, 
that You need not give Yourself any uneasiness on this account. I am told 
that the Athense Oxon. is reprinting, with additions : if You are concerned in 
this Edition, I should be glad if I could furnish You with any thing towards it.' 

May 31, 1720. "W. Brome to H. (Rawl. 3. 134). ' I received yours, and 
am much pleased that the next book you are about is Textus Roffensis, which 
I had once here for near a 1 2 month, & have oftentimes repented me in that 
I did not then transcribe it ; but your intended Edition will more then make 
amends for that neglick.' Sends names of four subscribers. Mr. Dobson of 
New College will pay what is owing. ' As to the Edition of Tully, I verily 
believe if you did publish your proposals, & one article should be to have the 
half advanced, you would find Subscribers enou' to raise a found [sic] to carry 
one [tic] the Work.' [PS.] Wants his copies bound like the last. [Note by 
Hearne : ' Answ d , June 15, 1720.'] 

June 1, 1720. C. Eyston to BT. (Rawl. 5. 51). Being disappointed of 
seeing H. this week, sends Dr. Rawlinson's note for Mr. Blount's MS. If 
returned, H. may keep it till called for. Encloses subscription-money for the 
Discourses and Textus. ' If I see you not some time next Weeke here, 
I shall despaire of that Satisfaction, at least for these two Months, for I 
designe to goe into Hampshyre and Sussex the weeke following, unless the ill 
health of my Family put me by. For at present three of my Nursery are 
broaken out in Pimples, and Confined to theyr Chamber. I at first appre- 
hended it would prove the Small Pox, but now my Feare is over ; so if you 
can tend [?] to spend a day or two with me these Whitson-Holydayes, you 
may doe it (I think verily) without danger.' Asks H. to buy him a book at 
the ' Print-house ' in Oxford. 

June 2, 1720. J. Anstis to H. (Rawl. i. 92). Wrote to Mr. Rawlinson 
isking him to send two copies of H.'s last book, but receiving no answer, 
supposes they were not sent. 

June 2, 1720. C. Eyston to H. (Rawl. 5. 52). ' I haue met w th an 
mexpected Opportunity of sending to the Post-House, and lay hold of it to 
icquaint you that all my Apprehensions of haueing the Small Pox in the 
Nursery is over ; so Pray let not any feare of that distemper deterr you from 
omeing to Hendred next Weeke. Walke over on Saturday, and on Sunday 


June 3 (Fri.)* D r . Stibbs, late of St. John's, Oxon., is gone to 
Taunton by the invitation of the Archdeacon, D r . Archer, and has good 
encouragement to settle there, two Physicians of the Place being lately 
dead. D r . Holdesworth of S*. John's, Oxon., is lately presented to the 
Rectory of Houghton Magna in Huntingdonshire, D r . Heywood of 
S*. John's waving his right. So D r . Rawlinson informs me. 

[Notes of printed books omitted.] 

June 6 (Mon.). On Thursd., May 26 th last, the Rev<* D r . Andrew 

Snape resigned his Place of Head School-Master of Eaton, upon his 

10 being elected Provost of King's Coll., Cambridge, at w ch time he made 

a most affectionate Speech to the Scholars, w ch drew Tears from their 


[Notes of printed books omitted.] 

June 7 (Tu.). This Morning, very early, I walk'd to Abbington, 
where there is erected a new Hospital on the South side of S*. Helen's 
Church Yard, over w ch this Inscription : 

Posita sunt A.D. MDCCXVIII, 

In Dei Gloriam, 
20 A quo, & ad quern omnia, 

In pauperum levamen, 

Ex reditibus, qui HOSPITALI 



EIUSDEM sumptibus exstructa. 

Deus dedit, etiam det, 


Thence I walk'd to East Hendred, & thence to Wantage, which 
Town was formerly much bigger, as 1 take it, than it is now, particularly 
30 at the East End, as well as on the North West side. 

June 8 (Wed.). This Morning I walk'd back to East-Hendred, 
and call'd upon my Friend, Charles Eyston, Esq., where I saw many 
scarce Books, particularly one call'd, A Report of the death $ martyrdom 
of E. Campian, Sherwin, $ Brian, with seven others^ which M r . Wood 
could never meet with, as he tells us in his first Vol., col. 166. M r . Eyston 
also shew'd me many old Writings relating to Hendred. 

June 9 (Th.). This day, in the afternoon, I walk'd back to Oxford. 

I will find you some good book or other to entertaine you during the time of 
service, in case you goe not to Church.' Did not receive H.'s letter of the 
27th ult. until after he had sent his own. Has received Mr. Blount's MS., 
and will return it before beginning his rambles. Mr. B. hopes to procure H. 
the sight of some of Sir Walter Raleigh's unprinted works. ' When I see you, 
wee will discourse about Glastonbury.' 
June 9, 1720. B. Mead to H. (Rawl. 8. 55). Yesterday paid into 

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June 10 (Pri.). This the King's * Birthday. I was at Rewley, & 
saw there a Coyn (of silver, very small), dug up in the Ground where 
Ela Longespee's Chapell stood, of K. Rich d i 8 *. 

[Notes of printed books omitted.] 

June 14 (Tu.). D r . Wynne, BP of S fc . Asaph, & Principal of Jesus 
Coll., Oxon., was married about a Fortnight since to Madam Pugh, whose 
fortune is 20000!. 

The News Papers tell us that on Thursday, June 9* h last, Squire Ayde 2 , 
a Gentleman of a great Estate in Buckinghamshire, was married at the 
Cathedral Church of S*. Paul, to Madam Calvert, Sister to the Right 10 
the L<* Baltimore. 

[Note of a printed book omitted.] 

June 16 (Th). D r . Wynne, BP of S fc . Asaph, having, upon his 
Marriage, resign'd the Principality of Jesus College in Oxon., this Morning 
M r . W m Jones, B.D., & Rector of Longworth in Berks., was elected 
Principal of that College. 

[Note of a printed book omitted.] 

June 17 (Fri.). When I was at Hendred last Week, Charles Eyston, 
Esq., shew'd and lent me a very 'scarce little Book intit., A true Report 

Mr. Rawlinsoh's hands .^8 for eight copies of the Textus, and five guineas 'as 
my acknowledgment for the Copys You were pleased to send Me of Your last 
Book of English Antiquitys.' Will at any time apply to Sir T. Sebright about 
Avesbury. [Note by Hearne : ' Answ d , June 14, 1720.'] 

June 11, 172O. Sir P. Sydenham to H. (Rawl. 9. 156). Sorry Mr. Hunt 
is not in Oxford : cannot pay the money until Mr. Wilkin returns from the 
country. Has heard nothing of Mr. Sprint. ' M r . Mansell of Sherburn 
brought me his collections relating to y* Episcopall Town, w ch he designs to 
print, but I think he wants many Records & Materials. I had a Letter from 
M r . Anstis, Garter at Armes, y* he is ab* collecting all matters relating to y e 
Knights of y e Garter. I beleive 'twill be done w th great Accuracy & Learning. 
I can't but observe of A.BP Parker's Antiquities that he makes the Episcopal 
town of Shirburn in Dorsets. to be in Hampshire, where there is a small 
place of y l Name, & [it] had a Religious House, but never a Bish. see.' Hopes 
the Additions to Dugdale's Monasticon will deserve and meet with encourage- 
ment. ' I have not seen the Proposalls, but I am apt to think 'tis collected by 
Roman Catholicks, who are well furnished with such Religious donations & 
Monum te of Piety, w ch y e Reformation, thro' an impious zeal & unjust laws, 
destroyed, & w ch brought many heavy curses from heaven. I wish y e many 
Additions & emendations to A.B? Parker's by M r . Wharton, &c. [?], were 
in your hands to oblige the publick with it, for few others have any true regard 
to our old Constitution & Antiquity.' [PS.] Has written to ask Mr. Wilkin to 
send H. a Treatise on National Sacrilege, *w th a scrap of a com* on y e 
Revelations of S l . John.' Anxious to know the author and printer of the 

1 J[ames] 3 d . 

3 'Twas to M r . John Hyde, of Kingston Lisle. See below, July i". 


of the death & martyrdome of M. Campion, Jesuite and preiste, & 
M. Sherwin, & M. Bryan, preistes, at Tiborne, the first of December, 1581. 
Observid and written by a Catholike preist, which was present therat. 
Wherunto is annexid certayne verses made by sundrie persons. It 
consists of three sheets and a Quarter, in 8 V . No name of Place where 
printed. Nor is the year added when printed. M r . Wood tells us, in 
vol. i st of Ath. Oxon., col. 166, that he had sought after this Book several 
years in vain. It is printed in the black Letter. 

The said Book was chiefly occasion'd by An Aduertisement and defence 
10 for truth against her backbyters, and specially against the whispering 
fauorers and colorers of Campions and the rest of his confederates treasons : 
which this Author calls a notable and most infamous libel. 

At the End of the book is A caueat to the reader touching A. M. his 
discouery. The said A. M. was Anthony Munday. The Discovery was 
A Discovery of M. Campions Sf his confederates /reasons, the same in 
effect & substance with the before mentioned Advertisement. 

[Extracts from this book, and notes of other printed books, omitted.] 

June 20 (Mon.). M r . Timothy Thomas of X* Ch. ask'd me to-day 
to transcribe a Register for the BP of Chester. He did not tell me what 
20 it was. I told him I was not at leisure. 

Meeting D r . Charlett in High-Street, he ask'd me where M r . Aubrey 

June 18, 1720. H. Bedford to H. (Rawl. 28. n). 'I received y rs of y e 
13 th instant, & am sorry y r University understands their true interest so little 
as to shut one out of their Library y* has & w d use it so much to theirs & y e 
publick advantage. I did not mention to y y e little expenses of carriage to 
throw y 1 charge upon y, to whom I am so much indebted, but to prevent such 
trouble & imposition for y e future.' Dr. Smith will pay 8 on Mr. Harbin's 
and H. B.'s account. ' M r . Hawes % in one of his last letters out of Kent, 
wish'd y w d take some opportunity to publish w* is omitted in most editions 
of Hollinshead's Chronicle. M r . [Samuel] Drake of o r College is going to 
Publish Matt. Parker's lives of y A.BP% &c.' 

June 18, 1720. S. Mead to H. (Rawl. 8. 97), ' I was out of Town in y e 
Holiday Week, which was y e Reason You did not hear from Me. I gave 
Orders to my Banker, & He did accordingly, on Thursday Evening, write to 
M r . Rowney & desire him to pay You for Me fifteen Pounds, which I hope 
either He has done or will do in a very few Days. ... I wish You might 
meet with more Encouragement from such whose Fortunes putt it in y r 
Power to do more good y n I can.' [Note by Hearne : ' Rec d the Money, 
July i st , 1720, . . . and gave the Maid Servant is. 6d. for M r . Rowney, as his 
due, and 1 also gave her as. 6d. by way of Gratuity.'] 

June 20, 172O. Q. Hearne to H. (Rawl. 26. 21). I am yet, I bless 
God, in the land of the living, tho I am now almost quite disabled from going 
about at all, and do asure you that I am in great misery and paine night & 
day, and do doubt I shall not long continue to supply my place at church. 
My Master, M r . Griffyth, poor Gentleman, hath fail'd of late so very much 
that he has not been capable to Read prayers on the Lord's days this 
fortnight, nor preach neither. I am affraid 'tis some distemper in his Braine ; 
but mine is altogether pains in my thighs, that I can take no Rest in the nights 
nor days unless I keep sitting, nor but little then neither, the Lord help me, 
and am much subject to fall over gates & stiles when I goe about that little 
I can goe, and within doors also. The Lord help me & my poor wife, who 

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was buried in Oxon. I told him I wanted to know that, too. He said 
he was invited to the Funeral. 

[Notes of a printed book omitted.] 

June 22 (Wed*). Yesterday I happened to see Sir Robert Rich of 
Sunning, near Reading in Berks., Baronett, who told me that he could, he 
believ'd, help me to a sight of some curious Papers belonging to 
M r . Inglefyeld of White-Knights, of Sunning, who died lately. Sir Rob* 
very kindly invited me over to Sunning. 

June 23 (Th.). This current Year died Mr. Rob* Michell, B.D. and 
Fellow of Trin. Coll., Oxon. He translated into English, from Latin, the 10 

has been so very great a friend indeed that if it please God to take me 
shortly, as I am sure he will, had a fall that has made her lame also [j/V], so that 
'tis bad for me indeed now. Tho. Barlow's mother was about 76 when she dyed, 
but he was not, I think, above 46. I have lost another good friend lately, that 
is, M r . Loveday of Feens, who dyed within this fortnight at Caversham by 
Reading. Ther is a Gentleman that is named M r . Oackly that has purchased 
the hill house and land, and now is come to Reside here, especially in sumer 
time, that has a great Respect for me, whom I hope will, that small time 
I have to live, be a great and good friend to me. I find he hath heard of you, 
& desires if ever you should come over to se me, to come to his house ; he is 
a good, civill Gentleman. All my poor children's loue to you, and your poor 
uncle's, who is become a poor spectacle and utterly helpless, a meer skeleton 
of skin & bone, and your poor mother in Law's love, who prays for you 
daily, as I do night and morning, with Coz. Weldon's and his wife['s], and 
Coz. Stephen's, who is very old and Feeble indeed. Let me heare somthing 
oftener from you. The Lord bless you, Dear child.' [PS.] ' When you have 
finished any English Volume, lend me one or two a little time by the Carrier ; 
they shall be safe Return'd again to Oxon. I expect a line or two from you 
within this week or fortnight w th out faile, for I know not whereever I may 
se you alive againe, which I much desire to doe. Son, write me a word 
or two of consolation, for I am somtimes apt to be a little impatient for 
feare I should live to want, because I can do nothing of work ; but, I bless 
God, you have been in the world, under God, the greatest suporter that I have 
had, which I own, and am heartilly thankfull, and the Lord, I know, will 
doubly Reward you for your care of your poor afflicted father.' 

June 21, 172O. H. to T. Bawlinson (Rawl. 34. 87). ' D r . Mead's Money 
(five Guineas Present, and 8 Pounds Subscription) came very safe, as did all 
the Books and Papers in the Box. But then I must tell you that the Lid of 
the Box was broke to pieces, so that the Things lay open, and it had been as well 
if there had been no Cover at all.' Is now looking over Arator and comparing 
it with the note he made rn^ny years ago. Walked to Hendred last Whitsun 
week, where T. R. and Dr. Mead were remembered with great respect. 

June 21, 1720. A. Wescombe to H. (Rawl. n. 87). Complains that he 
has not received his copy of the Discourses, which came out two months ago, 
and for which he has paid the first subscription. Wants to know where it has 
been sent, that he may call for it. 

June 23, 172O. C. Eyston to H. (Rawl. 5. 53). Sends, by Mr. Bannister, 
the i3j. dd. H. laid out for him. Thanks for obliging letter. ' I heartily wish 
you could haue spent a day or two longer w th us. ... I am glad to heare you 
got home, and haue not got could by the severe Shoure of rayne you were 
forc't to goe through. I had been upon my Journey but that M rs . Eyston, 
M r . Parkinson, and indeed one or two more in my Family, have been in 


Life of A rislides, by Cornelius Nepos, printed with the other Lives (in 
English) of Cornelius Nepos at Oxon., at the Theater, 1684 ; 8. 

[Notes of a printed book omitted.] 

June 25 (Sat.). Prodijt tandem Joannis Hudsoni Josephus. Sed 
sine Prolegomenis. Neque ulla destinasse Hudsonum asseruit A. Hall e 
Coll. Reginae, qui Praefatiunculam praefixit, in qua nihil quod laudem 
mereatur. Hudsonum vocat virum antiqua probitate. Utinam hoc verum, 
esset. Anno aetatis circiter 57 obijsse notat. Sexagesimum, ni fallor, si 
non sexagesimum primum, attigerat. Margaretam, unicam filiam 
10 D. Roberti Harrisoni, Eq. aur., in uxorem duxisse ait, et ex ea suscepisse 
prolem, filiam nimirum formosam, quam puellulam novem annorum 
appellat. Quorsum haec ? Uti & alia id genus ? Nihil sane ad Josephum. 
Puellula certe quam dixit nata est Julij 24, 1711, adeo ut nondum annum 
vitae nonum superaverit. Qui ...[?]& de vita Hudsoni jejuna plane sunt 
& inania fere quae congessit. Prolegomena sane erudita exspectabant 
litterati ; atque ejusmodi saepius commemoravit Hudsonus, qualia tamen 
ipse contexere nequijt. 

[Notes of a printed book omitted.] 

June 26 (Sun.). Faucis abhinc annis Oxoniam venit Sartor quidam 
20 Norvicensis, Wilde nomine, commendatus ab Humphr. Prideaux & 
Thoma Tannero, hoc Cancellario, illo Decano Norvicensi. Homo iste, 
occupatione relicta, nunc linguae Arabicas operam dat, quumque sit plane 
indefessus mirum est quantum in eadem profecerit. Atque hoc eo magis 
est mirandum, quod linguae Latinae & Graecse sit fere imperitus, uti et 
eruditionis expers. 

June 27 (Mon.). Brownus Willis mihi retulit se habere exemplar 
Godwini de Prsesulibus, in quo perplures emendationes ac additiones 
MSS. Sunt etiam alia id genus exemplaria. Horum ope editio 
nobilissima posset proferri, una cum continuatione ad nostra usque 
3 tempora. Sed Praesulum aliquot pravitas obstat quo minus typis ejusmodi 
opus mandetur. 

June 28 (Tu.). Hodie ad Osneiam ibam, eo consilio ut figuram 
ruderum quae exstant quam exsculpendam curavi, examinarem, & an recte 
se habeat tentarem. Dum vero hoc facio, mihi narrat quidam numisma 
quoddam ibi non ita pridem erutum fuisse, visu dignum. Verum ostendere 
non potuit, quod alius, nescio quis, idem possideret. Promisit tamen 
sese de eodem quaesiturum esse, meamque in gratiam, si fieri possit, 

June 29 (Wed.). Dominus Thomas Collins mihi hodie retulit 
40 D. Johannem Rogers, S.T.P., Collegij Magd. Praesidem, omnibus per 

a Course of Physick, and so continue. . . . Whenever you are pleased to call for 
Glastonbury, it shall be at your Service, and assure your selfe I would bee 
hanged before I would doe anything unhandsome or unfaire.' 

June 25, 1720. S. Mead to H. (Rawl. 8. 98). Has to-day paid ^15 into 
Mr. Rowney's hands, which he will deliver on Tuesday or Wednesday. 

June 29, 1720. B. L. Calvert to H. (Rawl. 4. 7). Apologizes for delay 

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totam nostram Academia[m] cum doctrina turn ingenio excelluisse; 
fuisse nimirum optimum Theologum, Historicum,Poetam,ac Philosophum. 
Suavitate etiam morum praeclarus erat. 

June 30 (Th.). Castra Caesaris, sive Caesar's Camp, prope Ocking- 
hamiam in agro Bercheriensi, longe sunt celeberrima, quamvis nummi 
paucissimi ibi reperiantur. Romana plane esse mihi hodie probabat 
clericus quidam, his in partibus degens, qui & mentionem fecit vesti- 
giorum aliquot viae militaris quse ibidem cernuntur. Quin & dixit 
proculdubio non tantum castra fuisse, sed et urbem insignem, quales 
alibi quoque fuisse satis ostendant rudera pariter atque nomina. Quum 10 
vero locum ipsum nondum viderim, nihil de eodem judicabo. Observa- 
tiones tamen aliquammultas de loco hocce habeo in alio libello, mecum 
ab amico communicatas, uti & nummum Trajani, in Britannia forte nostra 
percusum, mihi itidem ab amico datum. 

July 1 (Pri.). M ra . Jane Calvert, youngest sister of my Friend the 
Hon^e Benedict Leonard Calvert, Esq., was married lately to Mr. John 
Hyde, of Kingston Lisle in Berkshire, a Gentleman in Education, Birth, 
& Temper. He was of Queen's Coll., Oxford. His family is ancient, 
and have been long possess'd of the foresaid Manner, which is a Barony 
by Tenure. His Father, Frederick Hyde, was a very worthy Man, and 20 
a Non- Juror. His Grandfather, Humphry, an honest and valiant 
Cavalier. The young Lady is now in the 1 7 th year of her age, is hand- 
some, and good natured. 

Yesterday Morning D r . John Gibson Provost of Queen's College's wife 
was delivered, about 9 Clock, of her second Child, being a Boy, as the 
first was. 

[Notes of printed books omitted.] 

in writing. His sister's marriage has taken up most of his time in London. 
' You may easily concieve how much joy & pleasure I recieved from y e good, 
& I hope Happy, settlement of my sister, of w ch I doubt not but you will in 
some measure partake, thro the sympathizing nature of friendship.' Account 
of her husband, Mr. John Hyde [as in Diary above, under July i]. Intends to 
be at Oxford shortly. 

June 30, 1720. John Brereton to H. (Rawl. 28. 28). ' Y r old Friend, 
Captain Bartlet, would be glad to Kiss your hand at my Chamber, & so 
would y r very humble ServV 

June 30, 1720. J. Bridges to H. (Rawl. 28. 36). Encloses bill for 
subscriptions for the Textus, which Mr. Wilmot will pay. Is doubtful 
whether he will see H. this summer. Mentioned in his last a copy of a record 
relating to Woodstock, which H. took no notice of. [Note by Hearne : 
'n libs. ics. Rec d , July 2, 1720.'] 

July 2, [1720]. T. Baker to H. (Rawl. 23. 85). Thanks for the Col- 
lection of Curious Discourses. Dr. Perne was certainly a very useful man, and 
ought never to be forgotten at Cambridge for the great service he has done 
the University. Long answer to inquiry about the Convent of Ely. Knows 
of nothing by Antony Munday except the pamphlet, ' A Discoverie of Edmund 
Campion&his Confederates, their most horrible &traiterous practises against her 
Majesties most Royall person & the Realme,' 1582. [See Diary, p. 140.] The 
book is in St. John's College Library. Mr. Drake, in his proposals for printing 


July 8 (Sun.). M r . Burghers the Ingraver tells me he hath orders 
from M r . Willis to engrave the Church of Buckingham. 

July 4 (Mon.). Yesterday Morning, about 2 Clock, Sir Wm Wheeler, 
1 , a Young Nobleman of Magdalen-College, and M r . Statham, 
a young Gentleman Commoner of the same College, and M r . Ballas, 
whose Father is a Quaker, as was himself 'till lately, being in the Street 
somewhere by All-Hallows' Church (having, it seems, been drinking hard 
at Trinity Coll., with some other Young Gentlemen, three more of w ch 
were of Magd. Coll. also, tho' they were gone before), & meeting with 

10 one Lloyd, a lusty Servitour, Bachelour of Jesus College, and one King, 
a Servant in the Town, a Quarrel began, and Statham stabb'd King with 
a Penknife, of which wound he is like to dye, & thereupon Lloyd beat 
Statham in such a manner as his Life is likewise in danger. 

(Memorand. y* what goes before I had from common Accounts. But 
it appears y* King was nothing near so much hurt as reported. For, in 
a Fortnight's time after, he was about Street again, & very well, & went 
to Ale-Houses as usual, having got 30 libs. Damage of M r . Statham, 
besides all charges, & he would have had 200 libs. Damage, had he 
not been lopt off. So y* 'tis justly supposed y* greater Danger than there 

20 really was was pretended on purpose to get Money. I think he got out 
upon Sat., July 16. 'Tis certain he was out on Mond., July 18.) 

[Notes of printed books omitted.] 

Archbp. Parker's Antiquitates Britanniae, says that there is no copy of the 1572 
edition at Oxford : ' & yet I am sure I told him I had heard (from you, if I well 
remember) that there was one Copy at Merton College. I should be sorry he 
were wanting in doing right to your Libraries. Our Friend, M r . Rawlinson, 
holds up his Copies, for what reason I do not know. I have wrote to him to 
desire he will afford M r . Drake the use of them. What success I shall meet 
with I do not know, after he has been apply'd to by men of better Interest 
then I can pretend to ; but I hope he will answere the Character you have 
given of him, & the opinion I have always had of him, of being a most 
communicative person. Be it as it will, I do not intend to concern you in it, 
tho' I know you have deservedly the most Interest with him of any man now 

July 2, 1720. W. Stuart to H. (Rawl. 9. 138). ' Every Book you have 
hitherto publisht has bin a new reproof to me for not being acquainted with 
you before I left the University ; the odness of my request for your ac- 
quaintance now, I desire you to impute to my Respect to your Labours and 
Noble Spirit in raising Antient Authors out of their Dust, and sending 'em into 
the world in a Dress that invites all Lovers of Antiquity to look into 'em. 
Your beautiful Edition of Guilielmus Neubrigensis was the only book of yours 
to w ch I could be admitted a Subscriber ; but for the future I desire you to 
set me down as a Subscriber to every Book that you shall think fit to publish, 
and of the Large Paper, and particularly for the Textus Roffensis ; . . . and if 
I can be any way serviceable to you here, I shou'd be proud of your commands 
directed at the Bp.'s Palace [at Exeter].' 

July 3, 1720. James Taylor to H. (Rawl. 27. 230). Has a commission 
from a gentleman to buy some of H.'s books, of which he encloses a list. 
Directions for sending them. Expects an answer by the next post. 

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July 6 (Wed.). Henricus Whartonus Antiquitates Ecclesiae Britann. 
(quarum Auctor revera fuit Joannes Josselinus, quantumvis Matthaeo 
Parkero vulgb tribuantur) per totum emendavit, eisdem multa adjecit. 
Hoc exemplar, uti et alia Whartoni opera MSS. nunc exstant, monuitque 
amicus eruditus se optare ut mihi in manus tandem tradantur emendationes 
& Additiones (quas dixi) ad Antiquitates Eccl. Br. Sed has (quales- 
cunque demum sint) alius forsan edet. Mihi enim retulit Amicus, Canta- 
brigiensem quendam Antiquitatum novam editionem publico dare in 
animo habere, juxta, scilicet, Editionem Londinensem quas nunc 
perrara est. 10 

July 7 (Th.). Yesterday the Duke of Queensbury was created D r . of 
Law, he being in Town with his fine Lady. They dined at D r . Clarke's, 
& went away again in the Evening. They came to Town in the 
Morning. The Convocation was at 2 Clock. 

July 8 (Fri.). Yesterday I read over a Book given me by Sir Philip 
Sydenham, of Brimpton Devercy in Somersetshire, Baronett, intit., 
Sacrilege a National Sin : Being a Discourse on the Nature, Guilt, and 
Danger of Sacrilege, as it is chargeable on this Nation ; shewing the 
Necessity there is of making some better Provision for the Clergy in Impro- 
priated Livings ; Lond., 1718, 8. The Author's Name not added. It 20 
is an excellent Piece, rationally written, & the Proofs taken from Scripture 
as well as prophane Authority. 

Calling this Afternoon at a Bookseller's Shop, I saw more than one 
printed sheet of the i 8 * Vol. of Captain Stevens's Continuation of the 
Monasticon. But 'tis in English, & not done in the same manner as the 
Monasticon itself; so that it is rather a Continuation of the Captain's 
Abridgment of that Work. 

Afterwards I happened to call at M*. Brent's at X* Ch., who told me 
W Master, of Richmond, Esq., an ingenious Gent., is mightily pleased 
with the Curious Discourses written by Eminent Antiquaries that I lately 30 

July 9 (Sat.). Read over Yesterday a Book lent me by Thomas 
Rawlinson, Esq., intit., An Appendix to the Life of the R* Rev* Father in 
God, Seth, Lord Bishop of Salisbury, written byD r . Walter Pope, F.R.S.; 
In a Letter to the Author; Lond., 1697, 8. 

Some have told me that D r . Thomas Wood was the Author. This 
Letter makes Pope to be a very silly, injudicious Man, as to be sure he 
was, good for nothing but punning and writing Ballads, far beneath the 
Dignity of an Historian. M r . Anth. a Wood is vindicated here very 
well, & 'tis shew'd that the Earl of Clarendon being dead, he had not 40 
injur'd him by his writings. Yet 'tis, withall, insinuated the Governm* 

July 9, 1720. Sir^P. Sydenham to H. (Rawl. '9. 157). Received H.'s 
etter with great satisfaction. Gives the names of several books containing 
eferences to Ernulphus, abbot of Peterborough. [PS.] Has heard nothing of 
Mr. Sprint or his MS. Mr. Hare was not the only person who published the 
rlonor of Richmond : the Society of Antiquaries also did it Hopes H. likes 
he book against Sacrilege. 



may justly prosecute any person for giving a bad Character of Kings or 
Queens deceased, suppose Hen. VIII, &c., which I think is certainly 
wrong, it being the Duty of an Historian to write impartially, & to speak 
the Truth. 

They have a story at Fifeild, near Abbington in Berks., that Fifeild 
Church was built by one Golafre, & that he lyes buried there, & that he 
built two other Churches besides, all w ch three Churches being not far 
asunder, one of wh was Northmore, he stood one time at a certain place, 
where he could hear all the Bells of each, & resolved to be buried at 
o that Church the w ch Bells he lik'd best, & this happened to be Fifeild. 

On Wednesday last D r . Hugh Boulter, BP of Bristol and Dean of 
Christ Church, came to Oxford, & brought his new Wife with him, and 
yesterday D r . Charlett, D r . Dobson, D*. Baron, & D*. Mather waited 
upon him at 1 1 Clock. 

[Notes of a printed book omitted.] 

This Afternoon I heard of five Pictures that the BP of Durham 1 hath 
given to the Bodlejan Gallery, viz. K. Charles II and his Queen, 
K. James II and his Queen, and a Picture of himself (the Bishop). 

July 10 (Sun,). Dr. Massey of Wisbich tells me that he hath 
ao a Plautilla a , Wife of Caracalla. 

He hath a great many MSS. relating to Cheshire. They were 
D r . Williamson's of Westchester, Bach, of Physick. 

He tells me they have lately (viz. within 5 or 6 Years) found about 
1 200 Roman Coyns, of Brass or Copper, betwix Elm and March in the 
Isle of Man. He hath got some- of them. 

He had the Degree of D r . of Physick by Diploma, from Aberdeen, 
An. 1719. 

D r . Massey tells me that there is erected a Publick Library in the 

Church of Wisbich, and that there is a pretty good Collection of Books, 

30 viz. about 3 or 400 libs, worth. There is in it one Book, printed 

in 1479 at Florence, namely, Savanorolae Opera Medica. A large Folio. 

Also ^En. Sylvij Epistolae, 4 to , pr. in 1494, or thereabouts. D r . Massey 

July 10, 1720. O. Hearne to H. (Rawl. 28. 101), ' My most Dearely 
beloved Son, After my Dearest love, with my wive's, , . . with all our hearty 
thanks for your great Genorousity, and we do every one [of] us in particular 
thank you for the last most Kind, valuable tokens and Kind Letter, which 
I safely and thankfully Received now in my great Calamity and misery, which 
more especialy of late I endure. The Lord bless you, and prosper all your 
good undertakeinges to his glory. And I thank you for that you sent me 
word that you would send me som cast things, that you would pack up and 
send shortly when you had opportunity : they will be by me thankfully Re- 
ceived and accepted when they come, be they never so meane, Woollen or 
Linnen old stockings, or any other old things you can spare, or think fitt, for 
my lamness encreaseth upon me, as my age doth; hilt I bless God my in- 
telectuals are indiferint good, but I can not go a mile in an houre with my 
croutches, & that in great Misery and paine. My Master Griffyth gives his 

D r . Crew. * It is of Silver, Duse figurae dextras jungentes. 

July 9-12.] VOLUME LXXXIX, PAGES 148-160 147 

printed an Account of the Foundation of this Library, & a Catalogue of 
y e Books in it, in 2 sheets & \, wk cost him 3 libs. ios., or thereabouts. 
He takes care of the Library. It began about the time of the 
Restauration. He hath got a Rolling Press. 

D r . Massey tells me that as they were laying the Foundation of a House 
in Northgate Street at Westchester, they fell upon a Subterraneous 
Room, with Roman Bricks intire ; on several (I think on most) of them 
were Roman Inscriptions. His Cousin German, William Massey, Esq., 
of that Place, hath them, & designs to preserve them. 

[Notes of printed books omitted.] 10 

July 12 (Tu.). D r . Massey told me last night that he had formerly 
Caius de Antiq. Acad. Cantabr., in 8 VO , with Additions and Corrections 
by Caius's own Hand, but that he gave the Book to some body, he 
cannot tell whether to D r . Mead. 

D*. Massey shew'd me M r . Drake of S*. John's in Cambridge's 
Proposals & Specimen for a new Ed. of Antiq. Eccl. Brit, commonly 

service to you. I understood M r . Brown of Bray, who was lately with you at 
Oxon., gave you a true & me[l]ancholy account of his present condition, for 
he is not capeable yet of officiating ; but he talks pretty cheerfully, and walks 
or Rides out neare home in good weather, and is much trou[b]led with sore 
eyes, and his memory is very bad. I suppose his distemper may be in his head 
& braine. I pray very heartilly that God may Restore him. The neighbour- 
ing Ministers com by turns and preach in the afternoon every Lord's day, but 
we have no prayers in the Mornings. The Gentleman that has lately bought 
the Hill-house, and land belgnging, and now with [his] wife is [here] this 
summer time, [and] is Resident here often, whose name is M r . Oakley, is, alth6 
a stranger, a very great friend to me, and so is his Lady too, and takes great 
compassion on me in my poor lame circumstances. Pray God Reward them ! 
I dined with them at his table Sunday was senight, and he told me that when 
he was in [the] Gontry I shold be welco[m] every Sunday. He is a very civill 
Gentleman, and [I] belive very chari[table] & rich [?], An[d] he designes to 
purchase more land in this contry, if he can heare of any not far off, and I am 
in hopes that he will. Son, I sent Madam Dodwell's Letter to her the same 
night I Receved mine from you. The old house she lives, in is to be pul'd 
downe, and they have erected a new one for her in that they called the 
Vinyard, neare that in which M r . Dodwell for.rn.erly lived. I should be 
heartilly glad if you would add to all other Kindnesses this one, to lend me, 
a small season, one of the late English books that you have printed, as soon 
as opportunity will permitt, and [I] shall Return it safe with thanks. Coz. 
Weldon & his wife and Coz. Stephen give their service to you, and if ever 
you can come into our Contry while I am in the Land of the living, I hope 
I shall once againe se your face, that you may take a solemne leave of your 
poor lame father.' [PS.] 'This M r . Ockly, whom I mentioned, told me he 
had some knowl[e]dge of you, and if you should come into the contry, would 
make you welcome to his house. I understood you were in some parts of 
Berkshire about Whitsontide. I should be glad to know what curiossities yow 
met with in your journey.' 

July 12, 1720. H. to H. Bedford (Rawl. 2. 57). Encloses receipt for 
subscriptions. Has put down Mr. George James for the Textus. Gave 
Dr. Smith a note of the MSS. H. B. wanted examined. ' I am sorry the ill 
usage I have receiv'd would not permitt me to do that service. You will not 
DC surpris'd if I tell you that D r . Charlett and D r . Gardiner are two of those 

L 2 


ascrib'd to Parker. In the Proposals, he says there is no Copy of the 
Lond. Ed. in our Oxford Libraries. This is false. There is one in 
Merton Coll. Library. 

July 13 (Wed.). Just come out, The English Topographer : Or, An 
Historical Account (as far as can be collected from printed Books and 
Manuscripts) of all the Pieces that have been written relating to the 
Antiquities, Natural History, or Topographical Description of any Part 
of England : Alphabetically digested, and illustrated with the Draughts of 
several very curious old Seals, exactly engraven from their respective 

10 Originals. By an Impartial Hand; London, printed for T. Jauncy, at 
the Angel without Temple-Bar, 1720, 8<>. 

The said Jauncy, I am told, was Apprentice to that K. 1 Curl. This 
Book is much condemn'd. Richard Rawlinson, LL.D., is said to be 
Author. And there is great reason to think so : as there is also good 
grounds to think that he published many paultry Things printed by Curl. 
In p. 41 is a Seal with TRILL. The same had been before published in 
p. 309 of Vol. ii of Risdon's Survey of Devonshire, by D r . Rawlinson (as 
is justly supposed), who had the Account from me, but not with a Design 
y* he should print it In p. 161 is reprinted a Seal of Edmund, Duke of 

20 Somerset, that had been before printed better by myself in p. 291 of 
Vol. vi of Leland's Coll. The Publisher hath taken my Description, 

Enemies I have met with. D r . Baron, Master of Balliol-Coll., deny'd me the 
use of MSS. some time agoe, tho' security was offered, and you know what he 
did lately by putting me into the Court, and keeping me a year there. I say 
no more upon this point.' Has not a transcript of the omissions in Holinshed : 
will mention the matter to friends. 

July 12, 1720. B. Gale to H. (Rawl. 6. 28). 'I am sorry your publishing 
of Fordun should meet with such discouragement, but beleive your appre- 
hensions are stronger than occasion requires. As all your subscribers are 
persons of Curiosity, and such as value not the price they give for a book they 
like, and subscribe chiefly to promote that industry and accuracy which 
appears in whatever comes thro the presse from your hands, I cannot think 
many of them would withdraw their names when you shall let them know 
your intentions of printing Fordun ; but as you may have reasons for sus- 
jtecting it which I am a stranger to, I shall not insist any farther upon that. 
I wonder you should be averse to y e giving out proposalls, since it is what is 
done every day, and it would be a sure and safe method, by letting you know 
the numbers you might depend upon, which I allso dare undertake would 
exceed any that you have yet had to your other performances ; it is impossible 
to carry on such a design here without letting people have some view of what 
they are to expect, and if, upon farther consideration, you may be induced to 
put such proposalls into my hand, I will promise you a good number of 
Subscribers that have never yet had any of your other books, and doubt not 
but others of your friends will do the same. But if you shall decline this, I 
desire you would be pleased to return the Manuscript, with the Supplement 
from the Royall Library, as soon as you can.' [PS.] ' You observe very 
rightly that a Specimen of Fordun has been allready printed, but that is seen 
by few ; besides, yours will be upon a different paper, character, & intire, 
which will make it a new Book.' 

[i. e. Knave.] 

July 12-16.] VOLUME LXXXIX, PAGES 160-166 149 

& something from a Letter I had writ to him. In p. 167 is a Seal of 
Hiccham that I had before printed in p. 405 of the same vi* h Vol. of 
Leland's Coll. (And in p. 166, a Seal with this Inscription, Sigillum 
Sancte Crucis in Muro 1 Northamptonie.) And in p. 247, a Seal that 
I had before published exactly in p. 283 of the same vith Vol. of Leland's 
Itin. This was reprinted (by D r . Rawlinson, as justly believ'd) in p. 160 
of a Book call'd, The Antiquities of Salisbury, but for Set was there 
printed con, w ch when I told a Friend of, he mentioned it to D r . Rawlinson, 
who was nettled, & thereupon it is now reprinted with Set \ and more 
than that, the Reverse or backside is added, web I had omitted as of no 10 
use to be published. On the Backside is, py ville, or ad ville^ done, long 
after the seal was made, by a Bodkin, & is of no use, no more than if any 
one should make modern Scratches upon other Pieces of Antiquity. In 
p. 70 the Author makes me have a MS. Missal of Hereford, w cn is false : 
as 'tis also as false that what is mentioned there was transcribed from 
a Missal in my Possession. But I say no more about this poor, silly, 
injudicious Book. 

July 16 (Fri.). On Tuesday last (July 12 th ) M r . Jones, Principal of 
Jesus College, took the Degree of D r . in Div. 

[Notes of a printed book omitted.] 20 

July 16 (Sat.). On Thursday last a young Man, about 16 years of 
age, was kill'd with a Windmill, by Whately. 

[Notes of a printed book omitted.] 

July 14, 1720. H. to R. Mead (Diaries, 89. 163). Long extract from 
the preceding letter. ' What to say upon this Affair I know not. I am indeed 
averse to the common way of Proposalls ; but then, I have been thinking of 
mentioning such a Design by way of Advertisement in my next Book (now 
drawing to a conclusion), & thereby signify that I intend to publish Fordun's 
Scotichronicon intire (together with the foresaid Supplement), provided there 
be suitable Encouragement. But I will do nothing without your Advice, 
which I will therefore exspect.' 

July 14, 172O. C. Byston to H. (Rawl. 5. 54). Did not receive H.'s 
letter of the 8th until the last post. Sets out for Bristol to-morrow. Thanks 
for information about the Convent of Ely : will compare it with the accounts 
in Anglia Sacra and Abbot Reyner. Hopes to make another excursion to 
Glastonbury, ' and therefore shall take the History of it with me to compare 
the Ruines w th what is there sayd of it.' Mrs. Eyston and Mr. Parkinson are 

July 16, 172O. Maurice Johnson, jun., to H. (Rawl. 7. 95). 'The 
Feavor rageing violently in Lincolnshire, the County where I live when out of 
Town, & where I was ill of It, & detein'd from comeing up last Easter Terme, 
was the Reason that I reciev'd not the Advertizm* 8 You was pleas'd to direct 
for me to this place [i. e. London], & for which I own my self oblig'd to You, 
& returne You many Thanks, S r , for shewing Me so much Civility, who am 
a stranger to, but (begg leave to say) have a great Esteem for, You, & wish 
the Distance of place between us, & my Affaires, were such as would permitt 
Me to be known to You, for I should be proud of the Honour of being 

1 AnVico? 


July 18 (Mon.). MX Peter Needham, who published the Geoponicks 
and Epictetus, being lately in Oxford, told me that he was about an 
Edition of the Scriptores rei Rusticse. 

July 10 (Tu.). The last Ed. of D*. Adam Littleton's Dictionary, 
I am told, is not so good as the former Edd., notwithstanding the Additions 
of Dr. Robt Freind. 

[Notes of printed books omitted.] 

July 22 (Fri.). Yesterday Mr. Burton, a young Bach, of Physick of 
New Coll., took the Degree of D r . of Physick. 

10 On Wedn. last D r . Gibson's Child (a boy \ born June 30 last) was 
baptiz'd in S*. Peter's Ch. in the East, Oxon., at 4 Clock afternoon. 

D r . W m Stuart, formerly of S*. John's, Oxon., now Chaplain to the 
BP of Exeter, D r . Blackbourne (as he was Chaplain to the former BP of 
Exeter, D r . Blackball), hath published a Sermon. He hath a fine Study 
of Books. 

July 23 (Sat.). In the Book call'd the English Topographer, 

M r . Peers the Beadle & M r . Xtoph. Wase are made to translate Wood's 

Hist. & Antiq. Univ. Oxon. The former had a hand in it, but the latter 

had not the least. There are a great Multitude of such Errors, & some 

ao much grosser, in this Rhapsody. 

acquaint 4 w th a Gentleman whos Integrity, Candor, Gratitude, & Learning have 
render'd him so usefull, & so much valu'd by all Lovers of Truth, the Old 
English Constitution, & the History & Antiquities of their Native Country, 
To which, as my Profession in some sort, as it were, naturealy leades me, 
I have apply'd my self more than to other Studys forreigne to It, &, I own, 
reciev'd great Light from Your Learn'd Labors, of which, allthough in a L r 
I formerly did my self the Hon r to write to You ab* It [on Feb. u, i7^|], 
I have miss'd of several ; therein I desired, if you Remember, S r , that I might 
be Sett down by you in Your Lists of Subscribers for One Copie in the Large 
paper of Every individual Book Y shall be pleas'd to publish, either of English 
or British History, or relateing to English or British Antiquities or affaires. 
You did me the fav r to help Me to Several, & I paid M r . Tho. Ravvlinson for 
them, As I have done Now for Your Textus Roffensis in large paper. But 
M r . Rawlinson is so much engaged in other matters, & seems to think It so 
much trouble to take my Subscriptions to Your Books, & to deliver 'em, 
th6 I allways wait on him, or send a Serv* to him for them, That if the matter 
could be transacted otherwise, It would be much Easier to Me, who am very 
unwilling to disoblige any body; & therefore have Engaged M r . Innys the 
Bookseller, in S*. Paul's Church Yard, who correspondeth with You, to pay You 
my Subscription Money.' Gives a list of the books he wants sent to Mr. Innys. 
July 19, 1720. J. Bridges to H. (Rawl. 3. 64). Received H.'s of the 
2nd, and encloses, as desired, ' y e Copy of that valuable Record relating to 
Woodstock, attested by a very diligent & exact transcriber. This 1 make 
a Present of to you.' [The record (foil. 73-76 of the MS.) is entitled 
' Dominicum Domini Regis de Wodestok,' and is a transcript of the original 
in the Tower, 7 Edw. I. Hearne has added this note: 'July 20, 1720, 
Tho. Hearne. Ex dono Amici pereruditi, Johannis Bridges, Armigeri.'] The 
MS. of Joscelyn and the book about the Isle of Man arrived safely. 

1 It died Saturd. following, July 23, 1720, at Newnham, where 'twas at Nurse. 

July 18-so.] VOLUME LXXXIX, PAGES 170-184 151 

July 24 (Sun.). About a Week since died the Rev. D r . Simon 
Lowth (a Nonjuror), formerly Vicar of Cosmus-Blean, and nominated by 
King James II to the Deanery of Rochester just before the Revolution. 
He was between eighty and ninety Years old, was a learned Man, and 
Author of several Books. 

On Tuesday Evening last (July 19) died another learned Non-Juror, 
viz. the Rev. M r . Lawrence Howel, who published the Canons, in two 
VoK, fol. He died in Newgate, where he had been thrown for his 
Principles, particularly for a Book in Vindication of the Nonjuring 
Bishops, some Years since. 10 

July 25 (M6n.). Yesterday, at 3 Clock, the great Bell rung out at 
New-College for D r . Brathwait, Warden of Winchester, & formerly 
Warden of New-Coil. 

[Notes of printed books omitted.] 

July 29 CFri>)* M r . Holman, a Presbyterian Parson, hath made 
large Collections, with a Design to publish the Antiquities of Essex. He 
was bred originally an Atturneyj as my Friend tells me. He holds forth 
(I think) at Halstead in Essex. 

The same Friend told me that being once with D r . Charlett, the 
D r . told him that the Father of one Stanhope coming to Trinity Coll., 20 
Oxon., to enter his Son, had a mind to talk with Anth. a Wood. Anth. 
happened to be in the Coll. at that time, and Charlett brought him to him. 
Stanhope plaid upon him, & girn'd, & pretended to be witty, especially 
when he found Anthony thick of hearing. W ch Charlett minding, told 
him secretly (there being others in Company), Have a care, for tho' he 
pretends to be deaf, he can hear sometimes what he pleases. Stanhope 
goes on, And pray, Mr. Wood, says he, what doe you remember of me ? 
Of you, Sir ? says Anth., When was you entered of this College ? Why, 
about such a time, says he. Very well, replys Anth., and one of your 
Name whispered Ann Green in the Ear when she was hang'd for 30 
murdering her Bastard Child. Stanhope was nettled at this, and 
acknowledged that he was met with by Anthony. 

[Notes of a printed book omitted.] 

July 30 (Sat.). The Benedictines at Paris have put out a new Ed. 
of S fc . Cyrill of Jerusalem's Works, in w ch they justly animadvert upon 
Milles the BP of Waterford's Ed. at Oxford as very poor and injudicious, 
& they take notice y fc most of the Notes are trivial. 

[Notes of a printed book omitted.] 

July 26, 1720. H. Bedford to H. (Rawl. 2. 58). Has often tried to 
find Mr. Harbin, ' in hopes he may help y to a Transcript of y e Omissions 
in y Common Editions of Hollinshead, w ch , I think, were in Lord Weymouth's 
Library.' Please secure a copy of the Textus for the Earl of Winchelsea, 
' my very good Lord, who, I hope, will be a constant subscriber.' [Note by 
Hearne : 'Answ d , Aug. 15, 1720.'] 

July 30, 1720. J. Taylor to H. (Rawl. 27. 232). Has ordered 
Mr. Clements to receive the books and pay for them. Wishes to subscribe 
for next work. 


Aug. 1 (Mon.). On Tuesday last (July 26) Aldsworth, Esq., was 

tried at the Assizes at Reading for the County of Berks., for killing Owen 
Buckingham, Esq., in a Rencounter ; and after a long Tryal, at which 
most of the Gentlemen of the County were present, the Jury brought him 
in guilty of Manslaughter, and he was burnt in the Hand. 

M r . Rich d Newcourt who writ the Repertorium's Father [sic] published 
a Map or Ichnographical Survey of the City of London, in the time of the 
grand Usurpation. 

M r . Rich d Newcourt, y e Author of y Rep., was of Wadham College. 
10 M r . Alexander (who succeeded him as Register of y e Diocess of 
London, and was his Executor) hath his MSS. Papers, many of w h are 

[Notes of a printed book omitted.] 

Aug. 3 (Wed.). At ye End of Textus Roff., I have printed a Petition 
of both Universities ag* one M r . Davies of y e Inner Temple. The Pet. 
dated Nov. 22, 1597. Perhaps the same with Joh. Davies, a Bencher of 
the Inner Temple, who was buried against the Communion Table in the 
Temple Church, 20 Aug., 1631. See Ath. Oxon., Vol. i, col. 432. 

Aug. 4 (Th.). Last night M r . Rob* Pearse, M.A., Vice-Principal of 

ao Edm. Hall, put into my hands an old valuable MS. on Vellam, belonging 

to one M r . Andrews, who hath Coin in Essex. It contains the Charters 

of Coin-Abbey. I had liberty of perusing it. Out of it I have extracted 

the following Evidence. 

[The extract, which is printed in Dugdale's Monasticon, iv. 101, is omitted.] 

Aug. 6 (Pri.). This day D r . Cobb, Warden of New-College, was 
chosen, without Opposition, Warden of Winchester-College, in room of 
D r . Brathwaite, deceased. 

[Notes of a printed book omitted.] 

1 Father Atkinson s , a Prisoner in Hurst Castle, is now alive (Aug. 5, 
30 1720). He hath lost all his Teeth by his Sufferings. He is about 63 or 
64 Years of age at most. He was made Reader of Philosophy among the 
Franciscan Fryers (commonly call'd S fc . Bonaventure's College) at Doway, 
but being Purblind, he could not carry on his Courses, but was call'd into 
the Mission of England. He is a most admirable Scholar, an excellent 
Philosopher, and a thorough-pac'd Divine. I cannot learn that he hath 
published anything. 

Aug. 3, 1720. H. to E. Mead (Diaries, 89. 187). The Textus being 
nearly finished, will shortly deliver the advertisement of his next book to 
the printer. Thinks aoo copies will be the most he will print. Hopes 
Mr. Rawlinson is well 

1 [This entry is taken from vol. xc, p. 225, of the Diaries.] 

* His name is Matthew Atkinson, tho' commonly call'd Father Paul Atkinson. 

Aug. 1-8.] VOLUME LXXXIX, PAGES 185-196 153 

Aug. 7 (Sun.). M r . Parcell, Head Master of Merchant Taylors' 
School, died lately, and D r . Smith, formerly of S*. John's Coll., Oxon., 
hath been chosen in his room. 

Mr. Collins of Magd. Coll. tells me that M r . Joseph Addison of their 
College (who was afterwards Secretary of State) used to please himself 
mightily with this Prologue to a Poppet-Shew : 

A certain King said to a Beggar, 
What has? to eat? Beans, quoth the Beggar. 
Beans ? quoth the King. Tea, Beans, I say ; 

And so forthwith <we straight begin the Play. 10 

Strike up. Player. 

Mr. Collins told me of this verse about drinking thrice before 
smoking : 

Ter bibito primum, post os fac esse caminum. 

M r . Collins told me M r . John Aubrey was buried in Magdalen Parish 
Church, Oxon. 

Mr. Collins told me that he was one of the Bearers of M r . Ant. a Wood 
to his Grave. 

M r . Collins told me that he hath seen M r . Josias Howe's Sermon 
printed in red Letters, and that M r . Ion Beaucham (commonly called Nie ao 
Beaucham), late of Trinity College, had a Copy. 

Whereas Mr Wood, Ath. Oxon., Vol. ii, col. 737, saith that M r . How 
was put out of his Fellowship of Trin. Coll. by the Parliamentarian 
Visitors in 1648, M r . Collins thinks it is not so true. For he saith that 
M r . How was then Bursar of Trin. Coll.; that he carried off all the 
Books, & went to an Estate in Buckinghamshire, where he staid a good 
while ; that D r . Harris, who was then put in Head of Trin. Coll. by the 
Parliamentarians, when they wanted the Books, sent to him to return to 
the College, promising to secure him. But an Expulsion from the Powers 
was lodg'd in Harris's Hands, & Harris courted How so long that 30 
at last he got the Books out of his Hands ; upon which he sigh'd, and 
lamented that he could not keep his Promise to him, & keep so ingenious 
a Man in the College ; & then producing the Expulsion, told him he 
must leave the College immediately, which accordingly he did, and this 
was some time after 1648. 

Aug. 8 (Mon.). There is a Place at Chippenham in Wilts, call'd 
The Place House, thought by some to have been a Palace of one of the 
Saxon Kings. It is certain that Chippenham was a Royal Vill, being 
mentioned as such in K. Alfred's Will, where he gives Villa de Chippen- 
tiam to his youngest Daughter. 4 

[Note of a printed book omitted.] 

Aug. 9, 1720. C. Eyston to H. (Rawl. 5. 55). 'I have much to say to 
ou, but it must bee by Word of Mouth, so desire, since I was not so happy 
s to have your good Company last Sunday at a Venaison Pasty, you will doe 
ic the Favour to take a bitt of Mutton next Sunday with me. And if you 
ontinue your designe of takeing a Draught of Champ's Chappell, Assure your 
jlfe the Gentleman you designe to bring ouer with you for that purpose shall 


Aug. 10 (Wed.). In S*. Ebb's Church, Oxon. : 

Here lyeth y e body of Thomas Bartlet, y e only Son of M r . Tho. j 
Bartlet, Gentleman, of Maypowder in Dorsetshire, who, in the 25 th | year 
of his age, died on y e 5* of July, 1675, of y e small pox then raigj-ning 1 in 
Oxf d , being neer unto his degree of M r of Arts in C. Church ; A | person of 

bee very heartily wellcome at Hendred. . . . My Man told you that the horse 
that carryed my Port-Manteau was extreamely galed, w 011 -, togeather with the 
very great robbing that there was upon all the roades w ch leade to Bristol, 
prevented my goeing to Glastonbury, w ch was a sensible Mortification to me ; 
for since you haue thoughts of doeing my poore performance the Credit of 
printing it, I should haue been much pleased to haue had another View of the 
Place, though I beleiue I could get very little more (if any thing) by it than 
what I haue allready remarkt. For, a Gentleman of my Acquaintance, who 
lives at Bath and goes every now and then to Glastonbury, telles me the 
Inhabitants there haue no Notion of any thing but of the Holy Thome that 
blowes upon Christ-Mass day, and this, if any one pretends to Contradict, he 
verily beleives they would Mobb him, though for the Generality of them they 
are Dissenters.' 

Aug. 8, 1720. Q. Hearne to H. (Rawl. 26. 22). 'My true love with my 
wive's and your Brothers' and Sister's, . . . and I hope you continue in health, 
which I daily pray, for Naturall affection will not let me be at quiet long, 
unless I can heare often from you since I have been in such paine & missery. . . . 
For my own part, I wax every day more in payn then other, and can scarce 
get to the church to supply my place, nor can I Ride if I had a small horse, so 
I must submitt to Almighty God's providence and protection. . . . M r . Griffyth 
doth not yet officiate, but I hope he may in some time againe ; the neighbour- 
ing Ministers supplies his place every Sunday in the Afternoons, but we have 
no prayers in the for-noons. He gives his service to you, & Coz. Weldon and 
his wife, and Coz. Stephen, who is now but Feble, but can goe about, th6 
much weakly [?] ; but I am alwaies in totrturing [sic] missery unlese I sitt still, 
for I cannot Rest in bed on the nights. We have here but bad Harvest 
weather. I think here was 3 condemned at Reading Assizes ; you may let 
me know how 'twas at Oxon. Are your Books printed yet? Lend me on 
of them when they are. My deare S., Remember them last things you 
mentioned, and I shall send back that you please to send them in w^ safty, 
and hearty thanks from all of us for your love to your poor Lame father and 
your uncle.' [PS.] ' Send me a line by the Carrier and them things, and I will 
fetch them from Bray-wick by my wife, being not able to goe my self. I seen 
poor Nan lately ; she Remembers to you, having not seen you many & many 
years. She was well, I thank God.' 

Aug. 9, 1720. R. Mead to H. (Rawl. 8. 57). ' I am glad to hear that 
Textus Rojfensis is near done. I beleive 200 Copys will be sufficient for your 
next Book, and as S r Thomas Sebright, if I remember right, has agreed to 
this Number, there will be no need of application of him ; but if you think 
there is, I will speak to him as soon as I can see him in Town. Of these 200, 
1 think 100 should be large paper, for I find the demand for large to be 
generally greater than the Number printed of it. I have discoursed with our 
Friends about Fordun, and We agree that You should Print him entire ; and 
I beleive there will be no need of other Proposals than an Advertisement in 
your next Book, according to your usual manner.' [Note by Hearne : 
'Answ d , Aug. 15, 1720.'] 

[? mistake for ' raiging.'] 

Aug. 10-14.] VOLUME LXXXIX, PAGES 197-200 155 

so great vertues, of Piety, Fidelity, Humility, Sweetnes, & \ Innocence, as 
hath left his greived parents & freinds (struck w th | y 8 surprise of so early 
a losse) not to be comforted in his departure, | but y* they know whither he 
is gone, & do hope to follow him. | 

The said Inscription is in the Chancell of S*. Ebb's, upon the West 
End of the Arch. Over it, the figure of a young Man kneeling and 
praying (in his own hair) on a Cushion, in his Batchelor of Arts' Gown, 
and a tufted Cap by him. 

Aug. 11 (Th.). Seldeh tells us, in i of his 2 d Chap, of his Dis. in 
Flet., that he had a MS. of Thornton's Epitome of Bracton, the only one 10 
he ever saw. This was Gilbert de Thornton, Chief Justice temp. 
Edv. i. 

Aug. 12 (Fri.). M r . Pearse of Edm. Hall lately preached at the 
Temple Ch., Lond., a sad, tedious, long Sermon, wca he hath printed, 
and dedicated to M r . Letchmere and M r . Denton. It is said that 
Auditors, a good number, at least, of them, were so tired that they went 
[out] of the Church. 

Aug. 13 (Sat.). Yesterday Morning was hang'd at the Castle in 
Oxford one Long, a Journey Man Barber, for stealing Hair out of the 
House of one Homer, an Oxford Barber, for whom he had work'd before, 20 
& knowing the House, got into it in the Night, & was afterw^ taken at 
Heddington. He had been before in Newgate. He was married, & 
hath Children, his Wife living. He was ab* marrying another Wife at 
Oxford. He was young. 

This Morning died M. Hart, Wife of James Hart, Head Cook 
of Queen's. She was brought to bed about a fortnight since l . She was 
Daughter of an Abbington Man named ...... She was handsome, & 

kept much Company with M r . Villiers, A.M., Student of X* Ch., a hand- 
some Gent. 

Aug. 14 (Sun.). 2 On Friday, the 5 th instant, died, at her own House in 30 
Cleaveland Row> the R* Hon ble Anne, Countess of Winchelsea, and was on 
Thursday following (privately, according to her own Desire) carried down 
to East- Well in Kent, the ancient Seat of that noble Family, and interred 
there. She was a Daughter of Sir William Kingsmill of Sidmonton, a very 
ancient Family in Hampshire, and had been Maid of Honour to her late 
Majesty Queen Mary, when Dutchess of York, 'till married to the Honourable 
Colonel Heneage Finch, who, on the Death of his Nephew, the late Earl of 
Winchelsea, succeeded to that Honour. To draw her Ladyship's just 
Character, requires a masterly Pen like her own (she being a fine Writer, 
ind an excellent Poet) ; we shall only presume to say, she was the most 4 
aithful Servant to her Royal Mistress, the best Wife to her noble Lord, and 
n every other Relation, publick and private, so illustrious an Example of all 
noral and divine Virtues, In one Word, a Person of such extraordinary 

1 The Child (a boy) was not baptis'd 'till Sept. 5 th (Mond.), 1720. It died on 
'riday, Oct. 7, and was buried at S*. Marie's, Oxon., on Sunday Night following. 
1 [This entry is evidently an extract from a newspaper.] 


Endowments, both of Body and Mind, that the Court of England never bred 
a more accomplished Lady, nor the Church of England a better Christian. 

1 Aug. 16 [Tu.]. The two following old Evidences were lent me to-day 
by my Friend the Hon ble Benedict Leonard Calvert, Esq. He had them 
of his Brother in Law, John Hyde, of Kingston Lisle, Com. Berks., Esq. 
(who married his Sister the Hon ble M rs . Jane Calvert 2 ). 

A Charter of the Prior and Convent of Poghley, by w oh they grant 
a Tenement in South-Denchworth to Elias de Bagenore. 

8 Sciant presentes & futuri, quod Ego, W., Prior de Pocchhelegh, & ejusdem 
10 loci conventus concessimus & dedimus, & hac present! carta nostra con- 
firmavimus Eliae de Bagenore, pro homagio & servicio suo, & pro centum 
quadraginta marcis sterlingorum, quas nobis dedit in gersumam, totum 
tenementum quod habuimus in Suthdencheswrthe ex dono Amfridi de 
Feringes, cum omnibus pertinencijs suis, & omnibus quae nobis vel suc- 
cessoribus nostris inde accidere poterant, sine aliquo retenemento ; habendum 
& tenendum dictum tenementum, cum omnibus pertinencijs suis, perpetue, 
pacifice, libere, hereditarie, & quiete, de nobis & successoribus nostris, dicto 
E. et heredibus vel assignatis suis, Reddendo inde annuatim nobis & suc- 
cessoribus nostris, ipse E. & heredes vel assignati sui, duos solidos sterlingorum 
ao in die Pascae, & regale servicium, scilicet, scutagium, quantum pertinet ad 
dimidium feudum unius Militis de honore de Staffordia in eadem villa, pro 
omni servicio ad nos vel successores nostros pertinente. Nos, vero, & suc- 
cessores nostri warantizabimus dictum tenementum, cum omnibus pertinencijs 
suis, praefato E. & heredibus vel assignatis suis, contra omnes. Ut autem base 
nostra donacio firma & stabilis permaneat, praesentem cartam sigillorum 
nostrorum inpressionibus roboravimus. Hijs testibus, Symone de Leuk', 
tune Vicecomite, Alano de Fernlia, Rogero de Cuserug, Roberto de Anvers, 
Petro de Petingdene, Henrico de Tubbeney, Roberto de Afferford', Stephano 
Ignard, Johanne Beleth de Eneburn', Roberto de Chadelwrthe, Galfrido de 
30 Achang 4 , Ada de Alfleton 1 , Radulpho de Alfleton', Thoma Butun, Sthephano 
de Dencheswrth, Thoma, filio Adas de Dencheswrth', & multis alijs. 

Green wax appendant, & the Impression of the Seals on it. The Seal of 
the Abbey, S*. Margaret standing 5 . On the Back of the Green wax, the 

Aug. 15, 172O. H, to B. Mead (Diaries, 89. aoi). 'Textus Roffensis being 
done (tho' 'twill not be ready to be delivered 'till about Michaelmass next), the 
Vice-Chancellor gave me leave this Morning to print Robert of Avesbury, 
which is, therefore, now going on, and I print no more than just 200, half 
large and half small, whereof the large will be aos., the small IDS.' Thinks of 
advertising Fordun in his next book. 

Aug. 16, 172O. H. to E. Gale (Diaries, 89. 202). Thanks for kind letter 
of the 1 2th ult. Gives an extract from Dr. Mead's letter of Aug. 9 con- 
cerning the publication of Fordun, ' I agree with my Friend, and accordingly 
I intend to advertise Fordun in Avesbury, which I am now printing.' 

[The entries for August 16 are taken from vol. xc, pp. 1-15, of the Diaries.] 

They were married, June 9, 1720. 

Parchment, & very old ; at least as old as . 3. 

[' e ' is written above the ' g ' of ' Achang.'] 

[Dugdale's Monasticon, iii. 408, under the Priory of Ponghley, has this note : ' No 
Seal of this Priory has been found by the Editors of the present Edition of the 

Au. 14-16.] VOL. LXXXIX, P. 200 VOL. XC, P. 5 157 

Prior's Seal, viz. his Figure, & round it, + SIGIL' WILL'MI PRIORIS DE 


An Indenture constituting John Atte Hyde Steward of the Priory of Poghley, 
with an Inventary of the Goods committed to his Trust 

In festo Annonciacionis l Sanctae Mariae, anno regni regis Edwardi tercij 
post conquestum xl nono, convenit inter Fratrem Galfridum, Priorem de 
Pougthele, & ejusdem loci conventum, ex parte una, & Johannem atte Hyde, 
ex parte altera, viz. quod ijdem Prior & conventus constituerunt dictum 
Johannem in Senescallum hospicij eorum, ad inveniendum & sustinendum 
& regendum eorum hospicium in victualibus, sicut antea sustentari consuevit, 10 
& hosbondriam quantum pertinet infra Prioratum de Pougthele, & ad sus- 
tentandum et reparandum 2 omnes domos & muros ejusdem Prioratus praeter 
ea quae ad ofikium sacristae pertinent. Et ad omnia ista invenienda & sus- 
tinenda, tradiderunt & concesserunt dicto Johanni bona sua mobilia infra 
Prioratum existencia, ut patet per indenturam 3 hujus [jic] anexam. Insuper 
concesserunt eidem Johanni omnem pro . . . . 4 sine vasto faciendo dicti 
Prioratus & ecclesise de Chadelworthe, cum tota hosbondria que evenire 
possit de dicto Prioratu de Poughele. Item omnes oblaciones in die Sanctae 
Margaret SB. Item totum proficuum manerie [sic] eorum de Pessemere & 
Betton', prater porcionem Canonicorum, & totum reditum de Westhenred a 
& Hesthenred, Abyndon', Hest henney, Faryndon', Wantyng', Ledekoumbe, 
Spersalte, & Faulore. Item ii boves pro lardario apud hoccoday, & xii kebbes 
ovium post tonsuram, per mannus 5 Prioris. Item totum pratum de Bemia', & 
rouney, & Mygham. Item concesserunt idem 6 Prior & Conventus eidem 
Johanni quod eligat unum fratrem idoneum de conventu in soscium 7 ad 
ministrandum bona monastery cum dicto Johanne, quociens sibi necesse & 
expedire videret 8 . Item dictus Johannes concedit & obligat se, heredes & 
executores suos, & omnia bona sua mobilia & immobilia, in quorumcunque 
manus devenerint, ad respondendum & compotandum annuatim in festo 
Annunciacionis beatae Marise, vel infra Octabas ejusdem festi, de omnibus 30 
bonis & catallis sibi liberatis, ut patet per praedictam indenturam, & omnia 
ilia bona in adeo bono statu concervare 9 sicut eas 10 recepit, vel meliori. Et 
praedicti Prior & Conventus concesserunt, pro se & successoribus suis, dicto 
Johanni, quod stet in officio praedicto cum sup adjutore bene, quiete, & in 
pace, sine contradictione alicujus, quamdiu ista praedicta fideliter & sine 
dampno bonorum praedictae indenture custodire poterit. Et ad omnia ista 
fideliter facienda & observanda partes praedictae sigilla sua huic indentures 
alternatim apposuerunt. Datum apud Pougthele, die & anno supradictis. 

Inventarium bonorum & instrumentorum, utensilium, atque aliorum ne- 
cessariorum domous n Prioratus de Pougheley, factum in festo Annontiacionis 12 40 
Sanctae Mariae in Marcio, anno regni regis Edwardi tercij post conquestum 
xl nono, quae, vero, bona liberata sunt dilecto nobis in Christo Johanni atte 
hyde per hanc indenturam, ut patet inferius, viz. in aula & alijs locis : ii 
doceres, iii bankeres, iiii tabulas mensales, iiii paria trestellorum, iii formulas, 
ij pelves, cum ij lavatorijs. Pannatria : ij mappae meiiores, ij mappae canaby, 

1 Sic. 

a [MS. ' reperand' (sic).'] 

s The Parchment on w ch the Inventary is written is also indented, & fix'd to the other 
>y a slip of Parchment, on w ch slip p* of the Seals are appendant. 
* Here tome out. It should be proficuum, I think. * Sic. 'Sic. 

7 Sic. [Altered from ' videretur.'] Sic. 

10 Sic. Sic. " Sic. 


iiij mantilla, ij manutergia longa & ij parva, i salsarium, vi cocllaria argentia J , 
viij tangard' quorum unum ferro ligatutn, i koustrel [?] ferro ligat', x cifi lignei, 
cum ij couerculis, i candelabrum ferreum. Celarium conventuale : iij sisstae a 
pro pane, x cades, ij tonellae, cum fistilo ferreo. Lardarium : liiij pernae 
baconum, xiiij quarteria bovum, v busselli salis, vij busselli farinae avenarum, 
cum iiij vasis ad salem & farinam inponend', ij mangii 3 vasa ad carnes saliendas. 
ij trushyng panerij. Coquina: iij ollae eneae stantes, i urcioli 4 , iij chaufors, 
ij patellae enese ferro ligatx, i craticulum, i tripos, i fleyshok, i micatorium, 
iij cultelli quorum i vetus & debilis, ij ladelP, i morter[ium] enee 6 , cum pilo 

jo ferreo, ij morteria lapidea, cum pilis, iij charger', xxxij platelli, xxvi potegeres, 
xv sauceres peutrini, i scemer, i peyl, i kounel, ij fryingpans quorum unum 
de eneo & alterum de ferro. Deyeria : viij chezenatus, vi chesscloyez, i stop. 
Bracatorium : iij konnell', vij Gates, xv kenerus, ij peyl', iiij Bolteris, ij lepus, 
i herdebi. Granarium : 1 quarter of malt, quarum iij bracij capiceri [?]. Gran- 
gium : xxvij quarteria drag', xxiiij quarteria frumenti, x quarteria ber', iiij 
busselli avenarum, iiij busselli pollenis per estimacionem in toss' [r], i ventila- 
brum debile, ij cribra, ij jenej. Item ij carettae ferro ligatae, prec. iiij 1., cum 
apparatu pro fuays, & cum apparatu vi equorum, iiij cordae pro carettis, 
iij furcae pro garbis, iiij carucae, cum apparatu viij bourn & quinque equorum, 

ao & ij paria ferrementorum, iiij herceae, cum apparatu, i seminale, iiij sacci. 
Item ij secures, j byl, iiij vangae, v tribuli, i mattok, i how. Item iiij hokus 
pro garbis. Item ij veteris [?], cum ij ceris. In stabulo: vi equi, prec. vi 
marc. Item xij boves, prec. xij marc. Item i taurus, & x vaccac, & i juvenca, 
prec. vi librarum. Item iiij annaF, quorum iij mas. & i fern. Item viij 
vituli. Item iij apri, precij capitis iij s. Item iiij sues, prec. capitis. iij s. Item 
xx porcos [sic], prec. capitis ij s., x porculi, prec. capitis xij d. Item xx porcelli, 
prec. capitis viij d. Item ccxx multones. Item xx hogestri, prec. cap. ij s. 
vi d. tarn multonum quam hosgastrorum. Item angni [?] vi, precij capitis x d. 
item pultria: xi capones. Item ij gallos & x galinas. Item ij anceres & 

30 v aucae veteres. 

Indorsed in a late hand: Johannes atte Hyde factus senescallus 
Hospitij Prioratus de Poghele, 49 E. 3. 

8 Npverint universi me, Gilbertum de Sotesbrok, de comitatu Berkeriensi, 
teneri Galfrido de Wauncy in quadraginta Hbris sterlingorum ex mutuo 
solvendis eidem Galfrido, vel suo certo attornato hoc presens scriptum 
ostendenti, aut heredibus vel executorib. ipsiqs Galfridi, unam, videlicet, 
medietatem ad festum Assumpcionis beate Marias proximum futurum post 
datam confeccionis presencitun, Et alteram medietatem ad festum Omnium 
Sanctorum extunc proximum sequens, absque dilacione ulteriori. Et nisi 
40 fecero, concede quod currant super me, heredes & executores meos, districcio 
& poena provisae in statute Domini Regis apud Westmonasterium dudum 
pro mercatoribus edito. In cujus rei testimonium sigillum meum una cum 
sigillo domini Regis de consignacionibus debitorum Oxoniae praesentibus est 
appensum. Datum apud Oxoniam, vicesimo sexto die Julij, anno regni Regis 
Edwardi tercij post conquestum quarto. 

7 Sciant praesentes & futuri, Quod ego, Robertus, divina miseracione Abbas 
de Eignesham, et ejusdem loci Gonventus dedimus & concessimus Willelmo 
de Frith, filio Sterkeri, & Sabinae, uxori ejus, & heredibus suis, pro servicio & 
homagio suo, totam terram quam Ricardus Rufus tenuit de ecclesia nostra in 

1 Sic. 3 Sic. Sic. * Sic. 5 Sic. 

' Parchment. [A space is left at the head of this document, probably for a heading 
or an account of its source. Possibly this and the following charters were also lent to 
Hearne by B. L. Calvert] 

7 Parchm 1 . Old. The hand seems as old at least as Edw. I. 

Aug. 16.] VOLUME XC, PAGES 5-15 159 

Wodechote, cum omnibus quae ad praedictam terrain pertinent, & insuper 
unam acram terrae juxta exitum domus suae, tenendam [j/V] de nobis libere et 
quiete & honorifice ab omni servicio & exaccione seculari et consuetudine ; 
reddendo nobis annuatim viginti duos solidos ad quatuor terminos, videlicet, in 
festo Sancti Michaelis v solidos & vi denarios, In festo Sancti Thomae Apostoli 
v solidos & vi denarios, In Pascha v solidos & vi denarios, In Nativitate Sancti 
Johannis Baptistae v solidos & vi denarios. Ut autem haze nostra donacio & 
concessio perpetuae firmitatis robur optineat, earn praesentis scripti attestacione 
& sigillorum nostrorum apposicione dignum duximus corroborare. Hijs testi- 
bus, Magistro Martiano de Wilton', qui hanc Cartam scrips! t, Willelmo, 10 
persona de Sultshorn', Radulfo Glerico de Stokes, Thoma & Jacobo, clericis, 
Hugone de Gersindun', Johanne Janitore, Galfrido Camerario, Simone 
Marescallo, Avenello Alano, Waltero Tholdin, Waltero sub muro, Ricardo 
sub Muro, Jnkelo l , milite de Stokes, Ricardo de Wdecote, Henrico Banastre, 
Willelmo Passeline, & multis alijs. 

The Seals append. The Seal of the Abbey, the Virgin Mary with the 

2 Omnibus ad quos praesens carta pervenerit, Walterus de Hyda, miles, 

salutem. Noverit universitas vestra me dedisse, concessisse, & hac praesenti 

carta mea confirmasse venerabili patri, Domino Rogero de Mulent, dei gracia ao 

Coventriensi & Lycheffeld episcopo, totam terram nieam quam habui in 

tenemento de Agecote, cum messuagijs omnibus & singulis, redditum & ser- 

vicium liberorum & natives meos [j/V], cum omnibus catallis suis & tata sequela 

sua, videlicet, triginta acras bosci, undecim acras prati, quatuor viginti acras 

terrae arabilis, de quibus triginta acrae bosci jacent infra boscum quondam 

Johannis de Englefeld in Agecote, & septem acrae prati jacent in Longe- 

mersslade, una acra & dimidia jacent super le Hoke, una acra & dimidia 

super Longedole, & una acra super Worlndole, Et quatuor acrae terrae arabilis 

super Burnefurlong, & tres acrae in Longemerslade, super Mershomeslade 

quinque acrae & dimidia, super Longebreche sex acrae, super Noortebreche 30 

quinque acrae, super Addriforlong tres acrae & dimidia, super Rounihill quinque s 

acrae & dimidia & una roda, super Littlehul quinque acrae, super Longelondes 

octo acrae versus austrum in una parte campi, super Aylrichesham menuna [jic] 

acra & dimidia, super Benhul duz acras & una roda, super Bekeberke 

septemdecim acrae, retro domum Roberti de Lee duae acrae, apud la Hegge 

quatuor acrae & dimidia, super le Hul quinque acrae, Attenewedich una acra, 

Attewethybedde una acra in parte occidentali. Habenda & tenenda eidem 

domino Rogero, Heredibus suis & assignatis, ac eorum heredibus quibus- 

cunque, de me & heredibus meis, libere, quiete, integre, hereditarie, 

pacifice, in boscis, planis & pascuis, pasturis, vijs, semitis, cum communi 40 

lastura, homagijs, servicijs liberorum, sectis Curiarum, heriettis, relevijs, 

ic servicijs nativorum, cum pertinency's suis nominatis & non 

lominatis, sine aliquo retenemento inperpetuum, de Johanne de Englefeld & 

leredibus suis; reddendo inde annuatim Johanni de Englefeld & heredibus 

uis in festo Nativitatis Johannis Baptistae, pro me & heredibus meis, unum 

lavum gariophili infra tenementum de Agecote, pro omnibus servicijs, sectis 

Curiarum, & demandis quae a terris exiguntur seu excogitari poterunt ut 

xigantur. Ego, vero, dictus Walterus, & heredes mei omnia praedicta tene- 

lenta, terras, redditus, & servicia, in bosco [et] prato, cum omnibus per- 

nencijs suis, praedicto Rogero, heredibus suis seu assignatis, per praedictum 50 

berum servicium, contra omnes gentes warentizabimus, acquietabimus, & 

1 [' u ' is written above the ' n ' of 'Jnkelo.'] 2 Parchm*. 

3 [The following note occurs here, struck out : ' Memorand. that the Charters were 
,11'd for before I had time to transcribe the two following, or the remaining part 


defendemus inperpetuum, salvis servicijs inde debitis. Pro hac autem 
donacione, concessione, confirmacione, warentizacione, acquietacione, & de- 
fensione, dedit michi pracdictus Dominus Rogerus quater viginti marcas 
sterlingorum prxmanibus in gersumam. Et ut haec mea donacio, concessio, 
confirmacio, warentizacio, acquietacio, & defensio robur perpetuz firmitatis 
optineat, hanc przsentem cartam meam sigilli mei munitnine roboravi. Hijs 
testibus, Radulfo Pippard, Willelmo Baggot, Johanne Giffard, Rogero de 
Amaury, Thoma de Brente, Militibus, Alano le Bretun, Johanne de Craven, . . . 
Thoma de Bray, tune vicecomite Bukinghamiensi, Johanne, filio Nigelli fore- 
10 starij, Waltero Kardun, clerico, Thoma le Gros de Agecote, Roberto de 
Boyton, Senescallo G . . . Gloucestr', Roberto Bryan, Hamundo de La Leye, 
clerico, & alijs. 

Indorsed almost in the same old Hand : Carta quam Walterus de 
Hyde fecit. Rogero de Meuland, Episcopo Cestriensi [sic], de tenementis 
in Agecote. 

One of these Deeds is in French, and is, Relaxacio Abbatis de Dor- 
chestria de toto clamio suo omnium terrarum in villis de Clifton, Brude- 
cote, & Drayton', anno 31 Edw. 3*^. The Abbat's Name Rob*. The 
Seals very plain. The Abbey Seal is S*. Peter, the Keys in his R fc hand, 
20 a Book in left. Round, SIGILLV CON ABB' SANTI PETRI DORCES. The 
Abbot's Seal, his Figure, with a Crosier in dex. & a Book in sin. ag* his 
Breast ; a Dex. latere claves S. Petri, a sin. a Hand with a sword. Round, 


Wm Hyde, Esq., Sheriff of Oxon. & Berksh. (& Keeper of Oxon. Castle), 
6* Ed. VI. His Patent for it dat. at Westm., Nov. 10, anno prsed. * 

2 Aug. 17 (Wed.). Last Night M r . James Hart's wife was buried at 
S*. Marie's, Oxon. 

Aug. 18 (Th.). There are abundance of curious old Writings (some 

Aug. 17, 1720. H. to T. Bawlinson (Rawl. 34. 89). [Written on the 
blank sheet of the Advertisement of the Textus Rojfensis and Robert of 
Avesbury's Hittoria, Aug. 15, 1720.] T. R. will perceive by this that the 
Textus is finished, and Robert of Avesbury is now printing. Has signified the 
same to Sir T. Sebright. ' The Number is 40 less than Textus. I do not 
forget the Spanish Journey. I spend several leisure Hours upon it. And I 
had thoughts of printing it after Avesbury, but a greater Work, viz. Fordun's 
Scotichron., is like to follow y 1 , my Friends of London being for it, & indeed, 
he is an Author that deserves the light. I do not know but I may walk into 
Berkshire about a Week hence, about our Printer's Feasting time, to meet 
a Friend.' 

Aug. 17, [1720]. H. Bedford to H. (Rawl. 28. 5). Received H.'s last 
night. Is now going to Mr. James' with the advertisement, which he will ask 
him to print in his next paper. If Mr. Harbin cannot help H. to the additions 
to Holinshed, hopes Mr. Baker can ' out of a Copy of y* scarce Edition in Bishop 
Moore's Library, w ch is too well known to be there, by y e unfair way y* Bishop 
us'd to procure it.' Thanks for securing the Textus for Ld. Winchelsea. 

Aug. 17, 1720. T. Deacon to H. (Rawl. 4. n6 a ). Wants the bearer, 
Mr. King, a bookseller of his acquaintance, and himself entered as perpetual 
subscribers in Mr. Bedford's list. 

1 [The Release and Patent here referred to are probably the charters mentioned in 
the note on p. 159.] 

* [The entries for August 17-19 are taken from vol. bcxxix, p. 203, of the Diaries.] 

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relating to Abbies) in the Hands of M r . Hyde, of Kingston Lisle in 

Aug. 19 (Fri.). M r . Richard King, of London, Bookseller, told me 
to-day that M r . Jebb is transcribing a MS. of D r . Grabe's, in the Bodlejan 
Library, about the Mixing the Wine w tn Water, and that M r . Thomas 
Deacon will translate it from Latin into English, and print it. 

[Notes of printed books omitted ; scraps and extracts after the Index also omitted.] 


[Aug. 21 (Sun.).] Ex ore Amici integerrimi. Humphrey Hyde, of 
Kingston Lisle in Berks., Esq., was a Sufferer in the Rump times, he 
being a great Cavalier. At the Revolution, when the Prince of Orange 10 
was made K. of Engl., he was turn'd out from being Justice of Peace 
and Deputy Lieutenant for the County of Berks., because he was a Non- 
Juror. He was a witty, ingenious Man, of good Learning, & equal 
Integrity. He married a Fettyplace l , of Vernam in Berks., by whom he 
left 2 Sons and 3 Daughters. His eldest son, John, who was Gent. Com. 
of Merton Coll. 2 , married a Lib 3 , of Hardwick in Oxfordshire, & died 
sine prole. The 2 d Son, Fredrick 4 , married a mean Gentlewoman 6 (viz. 
a common Millener, as the Father us'd to say), of the Exchange in 
London, by whom he had Issue John Hyde, Esq., who married the hon ble 
M r8 . Jane Calvert, sister to the Present L d Baltemore. Humph. Hyde, ao 
abovesaid, died 169. . . One M r . Hughes, of S*. John's Coll., Camb., 
married one of his Daughters, viz. Eliz. This M r . Hughes was a Gentle- 
manlike Man, & had a fine base Voice. He was a Non- Juror; but 
marrying her without the Mother's Consent (for the Father was dead), 
he was dismiss'd, & no more notice taken of him in that Family. 'Tis 
thought that his Skill in Musick, & the agreeableness of his Person (for 
he was handsome & good natur'd) gain'd her Affections. Aug. 21, 

Aug. 19, 1720. B. Purney to H. (Rawl. 5. 141). His letter to Mr. 

Thache, enclosing one for H. in which he subscribed for the Textus, has 

miscarried : hopes this will not prevent him from having the book. Mr. 

Thache will pay for it, when he returns to Oxford. [Note by Hearne : 

Answ d , Aug. 28, 1720.'] 

Aug. 21, 1720. H. to Lord Harley (Diaries, 89. 206). Hearty thanks 
or accepting present of Leland's Itinerary. The Textus will be ready about 
Vlichaelmas, and will be sent unbound, as desired. 

1 Gertrude Fettyplace, a fine, beautifull, virtuous Lady. 

5 His Tutor, M r . Tisser. 3 Sophia Lib. 

4 The s d Frederick was likewise a Non-Juror, & a very honest Man. His 
'rrandfather, Humph. (Father of the aboves d Humph.), was also a great Sufferer for 
is Loyalty, for w" 1 he had thanks by Letters written with K. Charles I st '' own Hand, 

hich are now in the Hands of M r . Hyde of Kingston Lisle. He married a sister of 
Hen. Hyde y* was beheaded, & Daughter of Sir Laurence Hyde of Wiltshire. 

* Her name was Ellen Hemmings. 



Aug. 23 (Tu.). This Morning Mr. John Dobson, M.A., Fellow of 
New College (and Son of D r . Dobson, President of Trin. Coll.), was 
elected Warden of that College, in room of D r . Cob, translated to Win- 
chester College. 

This Afternoon, in a Convocation at 2 Clock, Browne Willis, of 
Whaddon Hall, Esq., was created Master of Arts by Diploma. 

[Extract from MS. Dugdale 28 in the Bodleian Library* and notes of a printed 
book, omitted.] 

Aug. 25 (Th.). My Friend, M r . James Gibson, tells me that 
10 Mr. Darrington J , a Gent, of a good Estate in Hampshire, hath a fine 
Collection of Coyns and Medalls. 

Aug. 26 (Pri.). Miege's French Dictionary is much beyond Bowyer's, 
notwithstanding this is more cryed up. 

Account of the Death of Lionel Walden, Esq., a very worthy young 
Gent, formerly Gent. Comm. of X* Ch., & one of those that were taken 
at Preston, & afterwards imprison'd at Lond. :-r- 

Good M*. Hearn, 

I have very much long'd for some pretence of giving you the trouble of 

a letter, but must express my deep concern for the melancholly occasion 

20 offer'd at this time, which serves to acquaint you that your friend, M r . Walden, 

formerly Gentleman-Commoner of Christ-Church, and nephew to M r . Cotton, 

Aug. 23, 1720. H. to T. Rawlinson (Rawl. 34. 90). Received the box 
safely last Saturday. Acknowledges receipt of 19 for copies of the Textus. 
Mr. Eyston has gone to Sir John Curzon's, which has prevented H. from 
making a journey to Hendred. ' I am glad your Trouble in removing Books 
is pretty well over. I am amaz'd at your great Stock. Bodley hath not 
many more than 40000 printed Vols., and abundance of them are Stuff. 
I hope your whole Collection may be kept together, and that it may be 
continually us'd, when you and I are mouldered to dust, by Persons of true 
Learning and Curiosity. But alass! there is every day a visible Decay of 

Aug. 23, 172O. R. Gale to H. (Rawl. 27 b . 297). 'I am glad you are 
at last resolved to print Fordun ; my endeavours shall not be wanting to 
procure you Subscribers. I think such proposalls as you print of a succeeding 
edition at y end of your books, as they come out, will be sufficient ; but 
as you intend to admitt a larger number of Subscribers to Fordun than you 
have yet done to any other Author, I think allso it would not be amisse if you 
printed some advertisements in the same manner as that in your last letter 
to me, and sent some parcells of them to your friends here, in order to be 
given to such as they shall think proper to promote the work ; & if you will 
send 20 such to me, I don't despair of returning you a Subscriber for every 
one of them.' 

Aug. 24, 1720. B. L. Calvert to H. (Rawl. 4 . 8). ' Pleased with the 
hopes of seeing you here [i. e. at Wantage], I left Kingston this afternoon. 
I was very sorry to meet y r letter & not y r person. I shall stay so little 
a time longer in y e Country that I cannot entertain y p proposal of meeting.' 
Will write more fully from London. 

J He since tells me 'tis Dodington of Dorsetshire. See below, Sept. 10. 

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was barbarously murther'd at this place by one Forbes, from whom, in the 
heat of liquor, he had receiv'd very abusive language, upon w ch blows ensu'd, 
for the Gentleman in whose chamber they were had secur'd their Swords ; 
but Forbes observing that one of the Company, who sleep'd upon the bed, 
had his sword by his side, in a treacherous manner laid himself down upon the 
bed, without the least suspicion of the Company, who imagin'd he intended 
to sleep, while he was intent only upon stealing softly the Gentleman's Sword 
who sleep'd out of the Scabard, with which he in a furious manner run upon 
M r . Walden & gave him 5 wounds, before any of the company could come to 
his rescue, of which wounds he dy'd in a J of an hour after. I, being the only 10 
acquaintance he or his Uncle had in this Country, thought my self oblidg'd 
to look after his body and effects, amongst which I found his Will, dated 2O th 
last July, which I have just transcrib'd, and sent the Copy over to his Uncle ; 
in which Will he has left you a legacy of iool., by the name of M r . John 
Heron, late library-keeper at Oxford, which ia sufficient in Law because you 
are describ'd ; he has given D r . Welton 200 1. ; to the Rev d M r . Read of 
Sheffield iool.; to M 18 . Stone, Daughter to the Underwarden of the Fleet 
prison, 100 1. ; & 1000 1. for 2 charity Schools, one in the Isle of Ely, another 

to be built in Huntington ........ 

29 Nov. 1 , 1719. 

Memorand. that after the Receipt of this Letter I writ to M r . Cotton, 
& I was told by him that my Legacy would be paid me 8 . 

M r . Walden's body was afterwards brought into England, & interr'd in 

Aug. 27 (Sat.), This Morning D*. Mangey of Cambridge call'd 
upon me, & delivered me a Letter from Mr. Baker of that Univ. He 
says M r . Baker is very intent upon Athenae Cant., & y* he shew'd him two 
VoK in MS., under his own hand, finished. 30 

Aug. 28 (Sun.). Yesterday M r . John Dobson, the new Warden of 
New-Coil., came into Town, being met by a great Number of People 
(he having been with the Visitor for confirmation), and was installed. 

[Note of a printed book omitted.] 

Aug. 29 (Mon.). This Day I was with Charles Battely, of West- 
minster, Esq., Brother of the late D?. Battely. This worthy Gentleman 
most kindly invited me to London, and promis'd to shew me the Papers 
in the Augmentation Office, and many other excellent Curiosities of that 
kind. He sayd he hath a Catalogue of Hen. VIII's Study or Library. 
He said he hath 2 MSS. of Bracton, one of w ch very fine & correct, 40 
of about the time of Edw. Ill, which he would willingly lend me. He 

Aug. 29, 1720. C. Eyston to H. (Rawl. 5. 58). Hearty thanks for H.'s 
;ood company at Oxford. Remarks on a passage in a MS. belonging to the 
Priory of Sheen. Had not time to call on H. when he returned from 
Sir John Curzon's. Received two prints of Scotus. 

[See note to original letter of William Fullerton on p. 70.] 
[See pp. 72, 76.] 

M 2 


said an Ed. of Bracton, if correctly printed, would be most greedily 
bought up. 

He said M r . Wharton catcht his Death by making a Sermon one 
Saturday Night. He said M r . Wharton's Method of writing was 
standing, and when he sat down, it was in a great Chair, but very close. 
He said M r . Wharton's Additions to, and Corrections of, Antiq. Eccl. 
Brit, (commonly ascrib'd to ArchbP Parker) are mean and inconsiderable. 
He said M r . Wharton's Corrections of, and Additions to, Godwin are 
very large and good, 

10 He said that himself hath got admirable Papers about the Universities, 
particularly about Oxford, especially the Colleges as they were in 
Hen. VIII's time. 

Aug. 30 (Tu.). He told me also yesterday that M r . Wharton made 
large Additions to his Specimen of Errors in Burnett's History of the 
Reformation, and that he hath got this Book. He also told me that 
there is not so much as one of the Evidences in Burnett's Hist, of the 
Reform, transcrib'd right. 

He likewise told me that the great Seals, &c., in Speed's Chron. are 
done well and very exactly. 

30 Aug. 31 (Wed.). Browne Willis, Esq., call'd upon me last Sund. (he 
being in Oxford two or three Days), and shew'd me a MS. Paper about 
the Solemnities of the Funeral of John Islip, Abbat of Westm. 

Sept. 1 (Th.). From the Rev. M r . Thomas Hinton. Guil. Neubr., 
p. 129, says that Hen. II was crown'd at Lyncoln ; Mat. Paris says 
at Worcester. P. xlix, Preface : Villam Episcopi. He thinks it Bishop's 

Last Tuesd. was married, at South Hinxey, M r . Church *, a young Man 
(who is the Univ. Clark, and Singing Man of X* Ch. and S fc . John's), to 
M". Jenny Bennett, eldest Daughter of M r . Bennett, Mancipal of Alt- 
go Souls Coll. 

[Note of a printed piece omitted.] 

Sept. 3 (Sat.). This Morning Mr. Holdsworth, lately Fellow of 
Magd. Coll., and now a Non Juror, called upon me. He is a right 
worthy Man, and hath been lately at Rome. He shew'd me the Pictures 
of K. James III and his Queen. The Queen is a very fine Lady. The 
King, he says, is a Prince of admirable sense, cheerfull, and finely 

Sept. 4 (Sun.). On Monday last the Corpse of Simon Harcourt, Esq. 

Aug. 30, 1720. H. to J. Murray (Rawl. 112. 94). Received 40^. for 
Avesbury, and sends receipts for Dr. Crowe and Mr. Jett. Glad there are 
hopes of his seeing J. M. shortly. Mr. Rawlinson has sent 2oj. for two copies 
of the Textus for J. M. How many copies of Avesbury are wanted ? 

Sept. 4, 1720. J. Anstis to H. (Rawl. i. 94). Hopes Mr. Rawlinson 

1 I hear since that they were married on Sept. II, Sunday, in S*. Peter's Church in 
the East, Oxon., an. 1720. 

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(only Son of the L d Harcourt), who died some time ago at Paris, was 
landed at Tower Wharf, and was buried among the Ancestors of that 
Family at Stanton Harcourt in Oxfordshire, on Thursday night last. 
It is observable that the Bell was told at Stanton Harcourt from the time 
of the News of his Death 'till the time of his Funeral, at certain Hours of 
the day. 

About a Fortnight or three Weeks since, died Mr. Simon Ockley, M.A., 
Vicar of Swavesey, near Cambridge, & Professor of Arabick in that 
University. He was hardly fourty Years of Age, and was very considerable 
upon account of his great Skill in Arabick. He died poor, leaving 10 
a Wife (whom he married when about 17 or 18) and several Children 
behind him. 

Sept. 5 (Mon.). Yesterday I walk'd to Islip to meet Charles Battely, 
Esq. He gave me a Paper containing the following things, w cl1 are in 
his Possession, viz. 

The Surrenders of the severall Monasterys, &c. 

The Accounts of their several Possessions. 

The Certificates of the Commissioners of the Chantries both in Cathedrall 
& Parochial Churches. 

A Book of the severall Foundations intended by H. 8 th . ao 

A very ancient Cartulary of Parshore Abby. 

A Return of the Commissioners imployed to see into the State of the 
Monasterys in 3 Counties (Berks., Wilts., and the City of Bristoll. All 
prov'd, upon Examination, to be virtuous, & to have liv'd up to their 
Rule, excepting two Nunns, who were suspected (tho', it may be, 
groundlesly) to be incontinent). 

Several Letters to ArchbP Whitgift from the University and some of the 
Colleges in Oxford \ 

An Account of the Endowment of the several Colleges in Oxford, 
taken by Commissioners in H. 8 th ' 8 time. 3 

M r . Wharton's Account of the BP from the time of the Reformation. 

M r . Battely, besides what are here mentioned, has fifty Things more, at 
least, among which is a Book of Battell Abbey, which, he says, belongs 
to the Augmentation Office. 

Where Burnett accuses Battell and Canterbury Abbies of nefandous 
Crimes, it was taken from Bale's Lives of the Popes, which Lives are 

has sent his subscription for the Textus. Is slowly going on with his inquiries 
about Knights of the Garter. Wants to know the parentage of the famous 
Sir Robert Knolles: would be glad if H. or a friend would examine the 
; Register of his College founded at Pontefract,' which is among Bp. Barlow's 
MSS. in the Bodleian Library. 

Sept. 5, 1720. Sir P. Sydenham to H. (Rawl. 9. 158). Would be glad 
:o have the medal engraved for 25^. An abstract of Avesbury is in the 
Ularendon Library. ' I do not know how soon I shall be obliged to sell this 
state, God's will be done, so y* I have no time to search into any part 
>f Learning.' [PS.] ' I have, S r , L d W m Pembroke, y r Chanc r , done in small, 
y ch i W JH t a k e an opportunity to send y u , and some others.' Wants a dozen 
rints of the medal. 

1 The same also for Cambridge. 


taken into the Folio Ed. of his Book de Scriptorib. Brit., tho', I believe, 
not so exactly. 

My said Friend, Charles Battely, Esq., Sept. 4, 1720, gives me a Copy, 
in small Paper, of his Brother M r . Nicholas Battely's Antiq. of Cant., 
but I must remind him of it, that he may send it. 

When I write to M r . Battely, I must remind him of [the catalogue 
of] Hen. VIII's Library, to know how many leaves it consists of. If 
occasion be that he must be mention' d, I must not quote him by name, 
but tell that 'tis in such an Office (that is, the Augmentation Office). 
10 M r . Battely hath got the Occasion of M r . Wharton's Writing about 
Pluralities, in MS., and no body else hath it. This should have been 
printed in the Edition that came out after M r . Wharton's Death, but 
M r . Wharton's Father left it out. 

Dr. Green, commonly call'd Miss Green, was Author of Mr. Hen. 
Wharton's Life before his Sermons. 

John Twyne's little Book de rebus Albionicis [is] now worth a Guinea. 
M r . Battely hath a Copy, which he pfomis'd to lend me, if I would 
reprint it. 

[Notes of printed books omitted.] 

20 Sept. 8 (Th.). Burghers the Ingraver told me to-day that 
M r . Browne Willis is very urgent with him to engrave Agas's Map of 
Oxford, & that he promises to get him Subscriptions. He said also 
that D r . Shippen the Vice-Chanc. is urgent with him to do the same 
Map, and that he said he would subscribe half a Guinea, and would be 
put down as the first Subscriber, and advis'd him to print Proposals, and 
to lodge them in Common Rooms. 

Sept. 9 (Fri.). M r . Battely told me ^both at Oxford and Islip) that 
he design'd to print his Brother D r . John Battely's Antiquities of S*. Edm. 

Sept. 6, 1720. E. Burton to H. (Rawl. 3. 176). Received H.'s last 
favour, with proposals for printing Robert of Avesbury. Can find nothing 
about that author except a note in Parker's Antiquitates Britanniae. Account 
of a MS. in the Lambeth Library bearing the title of ' Rob. de Alvesbury.' 

Sept. 7, 172O. R. Furney to H. (Rawl. 5. 142). Thanks for endeavours 
to get him a copy of the Textus. Mr. Thache will pay for it at Michaelmas. 
Subscribes for Avesbury. Never met with anything relating to that author, 
* but should be glad if I could oblige so worthy a man as M r . Hearne in any 
thing.' Remarks on the dissolution of Religious Houses. [PS.] ' Your Letter, 
I know not how, came round by London.' [Note by Hearne : ' Answ d , 
Sept. 20, 1720.'] 

Sept. 7, 1720. J. Thorpe to H. (Rawl. 10. 105). Thanks for last letter. 
Directions for sending books. Sends note upon Mr. Thomas for 4 for 
Textus and Avesbury. Will take first opportunity of procuring the MS. of 
Sherington's Chantry. [Note by Hearne : ' Sent the bill for 4 libs., dated 
Sept. i, 1720, to M r . Alban Thomas at the Royal Society's House in Crane- 
Court, Fleet Street, London.'] 

Sept. 9, 1720. J. Murray to H. (Rawl. 8. 132). Received letter of 
Aug. 30. Subscribes for two copies of Avesbury for himself, and one for 
Mr. Anstis. Hopes to be in Oxford before the end of the summer. 

Sept. 9, 1720. A. Wescombe to H. (Rawl. n. 88). Directions for 
sending Textus, and for payment for that and Avesbury. Will be in town 

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Bury, wo* 1 , tho' imperfect, is yet good, & would be about the same 
Bigness with his Antiquit. Rutupinse. He said he would have me take 
care of it. 

Sept. 10 (Sat.). My Friend, M r . James Gibson, mentioned above 
(Aug. 25), informs me y fc the young Gent.'s Name that hath the Coll. of 
Coins is George Dodington, Esq., that his Seat is at Eastberry, near 
Blandford in Dorsetsh., that they are valued at 3 or 4000!., that the 
Cabinet (in which they are kept) is now in Covent-Garden, Lond., that 
his Uncle (who made the Collection) was curious in these matters, & had 
a House there, being a great man of late years at court. M r . Grenville 10 
tells Mr. Gibson he doubts not but D r . Mead c d send me some further 
ace* of them, & if occasion sh d require it at any time, M r . Gibson doubts 
not but M r . Grenville w d be ready to do any kindness in his power, being 
a very sober and obliging Gentleman. 

Sept. 11 (Sun.). This Morning, at 9 Clock, Magd. Coll. great Bell 
rung out for Mr. Stephen Nicholls, A.M. of y* Coll., one of the Clarks 
there, a merry Man, & a good Companion, but a bad Preacher. He 

a few days after Michaelmas. ' I Cannot forbear thinking that y e Confined 
Method you haue of takeing Subscriptions occasions your looseing [a] great 
Many, for it is not Euery body that has an acquaintance or opportunity to do 
it at Oxford ; besides, most people of fashion (who would, if it lye in their 
way, Subscribe) do not Care for the trouble either of Writing to Oxford, 
or procureing anybody to do it for them, and as for Innys, or any other body 
vpon the Same foot, they think it a trouble that doth not answer : and I fancy 
that if I was not a Customer, he would Scarcely let me trouble him with 
y e money for your bookes. You know the Towne & booksellers better then 
I do, and if this hint be of any vse to you, I don't doubt but you Can improue 
it to the best advantage, for I have no other end in it then your Seruice, 
to which you will allways find Me ready to Contribute.' [Note by Hearne : 
' Answ d , Sept. 27, 1720. Then tore the Receipt to pieces.'] 

Sept. 11* 1720. H. to J. Murray (Rawl. 112. 95). Thanks for favour of 
the 9th. Glad to know what number of Avesbury is wanted. Will be 
mighty glad to see and discourse with J. M. at Antiquity Hall. Pray en- 
deavour to get more about the Abbey of Bath than is in the Monasticon. If 
J. M. should go to Glastonbury, please see whether the cut in the Monasticon 
is exact. Wants anything curious in MS. about that abbey, 

Sept. 11, 1720. Q. Hearne to H. (Rawl. 36. 24). ' Your Most Kind 
Letter I Received with hearty thanks, and in Answer therunto, I cannot 
get the particulars how M r . Aldworth came of at Reading. But he was 
cleared, for 'twas said that he had Like to have been Kil'd to[o] himself. 
Captaine Bartlett lives at Bracknell, and has Built, as I am Informed, a pretty, 
small seat there, and is Reported to be a Civill Gentleman ; but I know him 
not, being quite a cripple now. I am disabled from going about or Rideing 
either, and can gett little Knowledge of afairs in the next Parishes, God help 
me. As for M r . Phillip Vaghan, who officials at Waltham S*. Lawrence, 
whom I heare is one of the fellows of Magdelen Colledge in Oxon., he was 
lately sent for by D r . Sacheverell to London, and has Lately been there, and 
the D r . is minded to make choice of him to be one of his Assistants, I think, 
at S*. Andrew's, Holborne, or some other place, if his voice will be strong 
enough. He is a good Preacher, and a Civill Gentleman, and sojourns yet at 
M r . Griffyth's. 'Tis said the D r . has promised him 60 pound per annum 


took his A.M.'s Deg., Apr. 29, 1684. He was famous for being the 
best Singer of the Dragon of Wantley in England. 

[Note of a printed book omitted.] 

This Morning, at eleven Clock, the great Bell at S*. Marie's rung out 
for one M*., commonly called D r ., Egerton l , who died at M r . Sadler's, a 
Taylor's on the West Side of Univ. Coll., where he lodg'd with his Wife, 
an ill natur'd, proud Woman, and a Pretender to Poetry, in w on she hath 
something exstant *. 

Sept. 12 (Mon.). M r . Tim. Thomas calling upon me to-day, 
10 I desired him to get his Brother to look into L<i Oxford's MS. of Rob. 
of Glouc., to know how low it comes. Also to look into L d Oxford's 
MS. of Fordun, to see how far y* reaches. 

Sept. 13 (Tu.). My Friend the Hon ble Benedict Leonard Calvert, 
Esq., informs me that there is an Engl. Camden (of old Phil Holland's 
Translation) at Kingston Lisle, with several MSS. notes by Humph. 
Hyde, Esq., many of w^ are remarkable. The said Book cost M r . Hyde 
35 sh. 

Among other Things, the said M r . Hyde notes that Sir Arthur 8 
Mildmay was a most incorrigible Presbyterian, and built a certain Chapell 

sallary, beside other perquisites. He knows you, and gives his service to you, 
and so doth M r . Griffyth, and thanks you for your,TCind Respects and 
Remembrance of him. I bless God, he is much better, but has not preached 
since a week before Whitsontide, but has Read prayers twice or thrice, and 
Baptized and buryed some, and tells me he hopes to be able in an other week 
to officiate himself. I pray God he may, poor Gentleman. I dine with him 
most Sundays, being not able to gett hoame, I am such a criple now, and, 
since I wrote last, am far worse. M r . Oackly of the Hill-house, I think, came 
out of Hamps[h]ire or Wiltshire, but am not yet certaine which, but he is 
certainly a Civill, worthy Gentleman, and if, please God, I live, [I] shall give you 
a Better account of his family, for he & his Lady are very kind to me, but 
I doubt they will be in London in the Winter time. We give all our loves to 
you. My wife thanks you for all Kindnesess, and I doubt will be somwhat 
lame her self, being ailing in one of her hipps, and if she should, I know not 
what will become of me, being so helpless now. Your poor uncle is still alive, 
and prays for you, & Remembers him to you, with Goz. Weldon and his wife, 
and Coz. Stephen, who is but Feeble, poor man, and now cannot teach 
schoole. Your Brothers' and sister['s] loves to you also; but Poor Ned 
is ill of a fever. He has a good place at Holly-port of a Gardener at S r John 
Warden's, Baronett, if his ilness doth not disable him from his work, which 
pray God prevent. Son, I thank you for being mindfull of your promise 
about those cast things, which I would have you send as soon as ever you can 
to Bray Wick : let them be what they will, I shall be eternally obliged to you 
for the same ; if any cast stockings, I much want a paire or two.' [PS.] 
' M r . Griffyth has made shift to preach & Read prayers in y e afternoon this 
day. If possible, send those things as soon as you [can], I have been in the 
saddest missery this day as ever in my life.' 

1 He was carried in a Herse to be buried in Bucks., on Tuesd., Sept. 13, in w ch 
County he had a Parsonage call'd Adstock, & 'twas in y* Church he was buried. 

2 She died in 1723, & is buried in Bucks. 
8 Quaere? 

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(I think, in Cambridge), which he plac'd North and South, in opposition 
to all other Churches and Chapells. 

He also notes that my L,d Chief Justice Popham had an Estate for 
saving a Gentleman's Life, when he should rather have been hang'd for 
burning his Bastard Child. The said Estate is mention'd in Camden's 

The Tyths of Kingston Lisle belong to Queen's Coll., Oxon., and 
they pretend that they have had them long before Hen. VIII's time. 
But M r . Hyde can prove, from the Deed of Sale of the Manour of 
Kingston Lisle from Sir Arthur Plantagenet (of whom his Ancestour 10 
bought it), that the Right of Advowson of that Church was then (viz. in 
Hen. VIII's time) vested in his Family. 

These are the Arms of Hyde, of Kingston Lisle in Berks. They are 
to be seen in the Windows, & on the outside of the South Isle of the 
Church of South Denchesworth in the said County. 

[Rough drawing of the arms (gules, two chevrons argent) omitted,] 

Sept. 14 (Wed.). Read over the following Sermon, lent me by 
Tho. R., Esq., viz. A Discourse of the Soveraign Power, In a Sermon 
preached at S l . Mary Le Bow, Nov. 28, 1682, before the Artillery 
Company of London, And now published at their Desire ; By George Hickes, 20 
D.D., Chaplain in Ordinary to His Majesty; Lond., 1682, 4. Upon 
Rom. 13. 4. 

M r . R. writes at the Beginning : Excellent Doctrine, <f- true from Him 
who practis'd it, whose Rebel Brother was hang'd for the Rebellion of that 
Moon Ca//e, Monmouth, M n . Barlow's Bastard. 

Sept. 15 (Th.). Seeing old M*. Blake of S*. Aldate's two or three 
days agoe, he told me that when he was apprentice in Reading, he met 
with a MS. in which were written abundance of odd Historical Notes by 
way of Diary, among WC Q were a great many relating to the Family of 
the Blakes, particularly his own Family in Hampshire (in w n County he 30 
was born), but that he lent the Book to somebody, and could never have 
it again. 

Sept. 16 (Fri.). On June 20 last I read over a Thing lent me by 
Tho. Rawlinson, Esq., intit., The Curates' Conference; Or a Discourse 
betwixt two Schollers, both of them relating their hard Condition, and 
consulting w cn way to mend it; 1641, 4, in two Sheets. 

The Author tells us, p. 2, of one that stayd in the Universitie of 
Oxford till he was forc'd to leave for want of Subsistence ; that the same 
person stood for three or foure severall Scholarships, and though he 

Sept. 15, 1720. S. Mead to H. (Rawl. 8. 99). His copy of the Discourses 
wants the last two sheets : if H. cannot supply them, what would it cost to get 
them printed? [Note by Hearne: 'Answ d , Sept. 18, 1720.'] 

Sept. 16, 1720. H. Hall to H. (Rawl. 28. 54). When last in Oxford, 
called at H.'s room, hoping to spend an hour with him. Has since been 
at Cambridge, where he talked with Mr. Baker about H. and his books. 
Goes to Cambridge again in a month's time to accompany the Colonel's son. 
Wants to know what work H. is now upon. 


was found, upon Examination, sufficient, yet he seriously protested 
that one time he was prevented by halfe a Bucke and some good Wine 
that was sent up to make the Fellowes merry ; and another time a great 
Ladye's Letter prevail'd against all abilitie of parts and endowments 
whatsoever; a third time, the Warden of the Colledge had a poore 
kinsman, and so he got the major part of the Fellowes on his Side, for 
feare and flattery, that there were no hopes to swimme against so great 
a streame ; and so he was forc'd to retreat into the Countrey, and there 
turne first an Usher, and at last was made Curate under a great Prebend 

10 and a double Beneficed, rich man, where he found promises beyond per- 
formances, for his Salary was inferiour by much to his Cooke or his 
Coachman, nay, his Barber had double his stipend, for he was allowed 
but eight pound per annum, and get his owne victualls, cloaths, and 
bookes as he could ; and when he tould him the meanes were too little, 
he said that if he would not, he could have his Cure supplyed by 
another rather for lesse than what he had; and so he was yoaked 
to a small pittance for the space of twelve yeares. 

In p. 3 he tells us of a poore parish hard by Pinchbacke in Lincolne- 
shire, where the Churchwarden is scarce able to give the Minister more 

20 then a Barley Bagpudding to his Sundaye's dinner, and of another who 
served a Cure hard by Hungerford in Wiltshire, where his allowance was 
so short that was it not more for conscience to be in his calling, he had 
rather be a Cobler, and sit and mend old Shoes. 

In p. 4 he tells us of a Parson that had a Living in London as well as 
in the Country, and his wife was so miserably proud that both Livings 
would scarce suffice to maintaine her, in so much that shee tooke out of 
the Curate's wages, as halfe of every funerall Sermon, and out of all 
Burialls, Churchings, Weddings, Christnings, &c., shee had halfe duties, 
to buy Lace, Pinnes, Gloves, Fannes, Blackbags, Sattin Petticoates, &c., 

30 and towards the maintenance of a puny Servitor to goe before her ; 
nay, shee payd halfe towards the maintenance of a Coach, which shee 
either got from her husband, or else from the Curate, by subtracting his 
allowance at the quarter day ; and what more is, shee made her Curate 
in London to enter into bond privately to her husband to leave the place 
at halfe a yeare's warning, or else her husband, the Parson of the place, 
would not have granted him a Licence for the place. 

Sept. 18 (Sun.). M r . Hilkiah Bedford tells me of a Hollingshead, 
with the castrated sheets, in the L d Weymouth's Library. 

Sept. 19 (Mon.). On Saturd. Night last Magd. Coll. great Bell rung 
40 out for M r . Robert Holt, Fellow of that Coll., & Secretary to D r . Hough, 
BP of Worcester, w h M r . Holt was kill'd by a Fall from his Horse. 

Sept. 20 (Tu.). Yesterday was a great Foot-race at Woodstock, for 
1400 libs., between a running Footman of the D. of Wharton's and 

Sept. 17, 1720. E. Burton to H. (Rawl. 3. 177). Further account of 
the Lambeth MS. Believes it to be entirely different from H.'s. Notes on 
' Prseclara qusedam de Caenobiis Petroburgensi & Ramesiensi.' 

Sept. 20, 1720. H. to J. Murray (Rawl. 112. 97). Has to-day sent, 
by Godfrey's waggon, copies of the Textus for Thomas Jett and Dr. Crowe. 

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a running Footman of M r . Diston's of Woodstock, round the 4 Mile 
course. M r . Diston's Man, being about 25 years of Age (& the Duke's 
about 45), got it with ease, outdistancing the Duke's near half a Mile. 
They both ran naked, there being not the least scrap of any thing to 
cover them, not so much as Shoes or Pumps, w ch was look'd upon 
deservedly as y e Height of Impudence, & the greatest Affront to the 
Ladies, of w ch there was a very great Number. 

Yesterday M*. Townsend the Mason, Father to Townsend who hath 
a hand in all the Buildings in Oxford, & gets a vast deal of Money that 
way, was elected Mayor of Oxford. This old Townsend is commonly 10 
called old Pincher, from his pinching the Workmen. 

Yesterday D r . John Keil's Wife was brought to bed of another boy, 
being the second Child. 

Sept. 21 (Wed.). Memorand. that Ember Week is put wrong in 
Sept. in the Oxford Almanack for the year 1719. 

Sept. 22 (Th.). Calling this Afternoon upon D*. King, Principal of 
S*. Mary Hall, he tells me that he hath bought M r . Betham of Silchester's 
Books, or at least as good as bought them. 

One Benj. Cole, an Engraver of Oxford (but a very sorry one, he 
being originally a Bookseller), some years agoe published a Map of 20 
Portmead, &c., by Oxford. He is now new doing this Map, with 
Improvements, in w^ h he will have the Figure of Cairfax Church, Fryer 
Bacon's Study, &c. 

Sept. 23 (Fri.). Mr. Jebb call'd upon me this Morning. He tells 
me the Benedictines at Paris are about many Things, particularly about 
an Edition of S*. Cyprian, in w^ they design to shew the Defects of the 
Oxford Edition, & to prove that BP Fell did not make use of even his 
own MSS. I told him I believ'd they had got a Copy of the Oxford 
Ed., that I compar'd with a MS. in Lincoln Coll. Library, w ch the BP 
had not had done so exactly, 3 o 

He told me a great Number of D r . Grabe's MSS. Papers are incon- 
siderable. He told me that M T . Wagstaffe is about printing a thing 
of D r . Grabe's relating to the Eucharist, & that himself (M r . Jebb) tran- 
scrib'd it for him. He says D r . Grabe writ a Penitential, w^ he designs 
to print with a Preface. 

Sept. 24 (Sat.). Mr. Jebb also told me Yesterday that they are 
printing at Paris all the Popes' Epistles, from the Beginning to this time. 
[N6te of a printed book omitted.] 

Sept. 21, 1720. Alban Thomas to H. (Rawl. 10. 16). Did not receive 
H.'s letter till last night. Has paid the ^4 to Mr. Godfrey's son. [Note 
by Hearne: ' Rec d the s d 4 libs., Sept. 24, 1720.'] 

Sept. 22, 1720. H. Levett to H. (Rawl. 15. 121). Hearty thanks for 
letter. Directions for sending books, and for payment for same. 

Sept. 24, 1720. W. [Fleetwood, bp. of] Ely (Rawl. 5. 74). Has 
received letter and books : will thank H. for them on his return to London. 

Sept. 24, 1720. R. Forney to H. (Rawl. 5. 143). Hearty thanks for 
procuring him the Textus. Will send the money for it, with a copy of 
a Presentation from Evesham Abbey, by Mr. Thache. Wants H.'s opinion 


Sept. 25 (Sun.). This day my Friend, W Le Hunt, M.A., Student 
of X* Church, went into Deacon's Orders. He is a very ingenious Man, 
and an excellent Scholar. 

Sept. 26 (Man,), Memorand. y* Wn Paul, Esq. (commonly call'd 
fat Paul, being much the fattest Man that ever I knew), who died when 
I was a school boy (about the year 1693 or 1694), and was buried in 
Bray Church in Berks, (he having a Seat at Bray Wick), was originally 
a Linnen Draper in London. 

Sept, 27 (Tu.). M*. Dyer of Oriel Coll. told me Yesterday that 
jo D r . Wm Sherard had six Brass large Othos. Quaere whether he hath 
them still. He said D r . Sherard is the greatest Botanist in the World. 
He said that D r . Sherard understands Greek Coyns well, but not Latin 
ones. M r . Dyer said that D r . Sherard is upon some great Work in 

Sept* 28 (Wed,). Mr. Benjamin Cole of Oxford, Engraver, hath 
a Collection of Coyns, among w h is one of the larger Brass found at 
Silchester, in Wall Close, wch is on the West side of the walls near the 

of Baxter's Glossary. Account of some records belonging to Abbeys. [See 
Diary, p. 178.] [PS.] Please send books by Haines' coach or the Gloucester 
carrier. ' For, by reason of some quarrel amongst y e Postmasters, y e Letters, 
tho' directed by way of Abingdon, go to London, which, besides y e double 
expence, keeps y e Letters y e longer before they come to hand.' 

Sept. 24, 1720. B. Mead to H, (Rawl. 8. 61). Hearty thanks for copies 
of the Textus : will make due acknowledgements in a few days. 

Sept. 24, 1720. J. Taylor to H. (Rawl. 27. 234). Received H.'s last 
night. Subscribes for one copy of Avesbury. Directions for sending and 
for payment, 

Sept. 26, 1720. C. Eyston to H. (Rawl. 5, 57). Has been'in Hampshire 
and Sussex, or would have acknowledged H.'s letter of the 2oth. Sends 
1 3-f. (>d. and first payment for Avesbury. Hears that some Oxford gentlemen 
are printing the Life of Cardinal Wolsey, and asks H. to subscribe for him. 
' Whenever you haue any time to spare, you know wee shall all bee mighty 
glad to see you at Hendred.' 

Sept. 27, 1720. O-. Harbin to H. (Rawl. 7. 21). Received letter 
and parcel. Account of subscriptions received for Avesbury. ' My late 
L d Weymouth was never master of those leaves of Holingshead's Chronicle 
you inquire after, w ch I can be confident would be at y r service, were his 
present Lordship in possession of them. [See Diary, p. 170.] I remember the 
late Lord borrowed that curiosity of the Earl of Cholmondlegh, & then I had 
an oportunity of perusing it.* Believes the record of Henry III, which H. has 
printed at the end of the Textus, was published by Mr. Tyrrell in his Appendix 
to the Life of that king. Saw the record a few years ago in the Tower. 

Sept. 28, 172O. W. Brome to H. (Rawl. 3. 135). Has asked the 
Warden of New College to pay i. ioj. for the Textus, which may be sent 
to Mr. Sedgley to be bound. The Warden will also pay for two large copies 
of Avesbury. Wishes H. success in his learned endeavours. [Note by 
Hearne: 'P d by the Warden, Oct. 13, 1720.'] 

Sept. 28, 172O. Q. Hearne to H. (Rawl. 26. 25). ' It was so very lately 
I wrote, you may wonder I write to you so soon, but, indeed, I Expected no 
other but you should have been sent for to have come to my Buryall since 
that, having, by God's peculiar providence, had a great deliverance. On 
Tuesday the 12 instant, I, with some others, was invited to a Brewer's 

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West Gate : IMP ANTONINVS AVG , Antonini Cap. laur. Rev., 

SALVTI AVG cos ii, Salus stans, dexteram (in qua patera) porrigentem 
Serpenti super Altare, s. hastam. Hinc inde s.c. 

He hath also got a Silver one : IMP c c VIB TREB GALLVS, Cap. rad. 
PIETAS AVG, Pietas stans, s. cornua, sub dextra elata altare. It was found 
at Exeter. 

SPVS P F AVG, Cor. rad. [rongh drawing omitted]. VICTORIA AVG, 

Victoria gradiens, dex. corollam, s. palmam. 

He hath abundance of small Brass ones found at Silchester, some of 
w ch [of] Constantine the Great, some of Constantius the Younger, some 10 
of Tetricus the Younger, &c. 

Sept. 29 (Th.). M*. Cole hath got an odd sort of Seal with these 
Letters : SOCH : jc : js : It hath a wolf. It is of Brass. 

[Notes of a printed book omitted.] 

Sept. 30 (Fri.). The first Part of Mr. Wood's Hist, et Antiq. Univ. 
Oxon. was translated into Latin by M'. Rich. Reeve, M.A. & Master of 
Magd. Coll. Schoole, the second Part by M r . Rich d Peers, M.A. and 
Superior Beadle of Arts. The said M r . Reeve was afterwards (upon 
the Revolution) of the Benedictine Order, he going beyond Sea. He 
was great with M r . Wood, and would often go with him to Binsey and 20 
other Places. But as for Peers, M r . Wood had little respect for him, 
Peers being saucy to him, and speaking very ill of him in publick 

The Reverend M r . Thomas Latter, who was formerly of Brazen-Nose 
Coll. in Oxford, is Rector of Frilsham in Berks. I heard to-day old 
M r . Aubrey, a substantial Man of Yattenden in Berks, (who was born, 
March 6 th , 1648), say that he is a Pattern to the clergy for just dealings, 
& that he (the said M r . Latter) hath not eat a bit of Butcher's Meat 
above these twenty Years, tho' he eats fresh Meat every week, meaning 
that he pays the Butchers before he eats a bit, so as it may be call'd his 30 
own and not theirs, & the same uprightness he uses towards others. 

Collation of a Surloyn of Beef and Legg of Mutton, w th som of the chief men 
of our Parish. About 3 a clock in the afternoon, we set down at table, but it 
pleased God that, I having but narrow passage in my throat, som bit stuck by 
the way, and [I] could not get it upward nor downwards, and was fain to send 
for a Surgeon, and could not move it till Satterday morning, about one 
a clock, when it pleased God to Releass my Paine, in all w oh time I neither 
Eat nor drank. This is a Remarkable deliverance : pray give God thanks 
with me for it; but it has brought me so weak that I shall be some time 
before I Recover strength, and [it] will cost me some money, but God and 
friends, I hope, will bring me out of it, being quite, I bless God, now out 
of Danger. So pray let me heare of you. My wife, poor woman, never, 
poor woman, did her endeavour more by a poor man. Pray let it not seem 
troublesom to you to acquaint you with this Remarkable deliverance, and 
I expect by the next them things, and [an] answer to this my miserable 

Sept. 29, 1720. Sir H. Sloane to H. (Rawl. 9. 82). Received H.'s 
of the ayth. Has paid Mr. Godfrey for Textus and Avesbury. A friend 
wants small copy of Textus. 


Oct. 1 (Sat.). On Thursday Night last (Sept. 29) the great Bell at 
Magd. Coll. (as also did S 4 . Peter's in the East) rang out for M r . Airay, 
Clerk of that Coll., who married Stonhill's Daughter some Years since. 
I have mentioned this young Woman formerly, she being the same that 
slip'd from a Horse [?] *, & was so kill'd in the last great Frost. 

Yesterday Morning the new Mayor of Oxford took Place, and the 
former Mayor, Mr. Nichols, gave a Breakfast, wc fa was so splendid that 
the like hath not been known many Years. 

Oct. 2 (Stm.). The beforesaid M*. Ayray was buried last Night, ab fc 

10 7 Clock, in S*. Peter's Church in the East, Oxon., being brought in an 

Herse from Burford, where he died, his Father living there. He was 

a great Drinker, & a boon Companion, and an excellent Singer. There 

was fine singing as he was carried into the Church, and afterwards. 

On Thursday last (being Michaelmass day) M r . Richard Johnson, 
Mancipal of Edm. Hall, was married to M. Mary Richards, youngest 
Daughter of M r . Jacob Richards, formerly Cook of Edmund- Hall, and 
now 2 d Cook of Queen's Coll., Oxon., on wc h day the said M r . Richards 
made over all he had to the said M r . Johnson, tho' M r . Richards hath 
many Children besides. 

ao Memorand. that old M r . Wilmot of Oxford, Bookseller, bought 
D r . Lockey's Books for four Hundred Pounds. It was a curious 

Just printed, Of speaking as the Oracles of God : A Sermon preached 
before the University of Oxford at S t . Mary's, on Sunday, Sept. n, 1720; 
By Thomas Fenton, M.A., Student of Christ-Church, Oxon.^ and Rector 
of Nateley-Scures in Hampshire ; Oxon., pr. at the Th., 1720, 8. It is 
upon i Pet. 4. ii. 

At the Beginning : At a Meeting of the Vice-Chancellor, Heads of 

Houses, and Proctors, Sept. 13, 1720, ORDERED, That Thanks be given 

30 to M r . Fenton for his Sermon preach'd last Sunday Morning at S fc . MARY'S, 

And that he be desired to print the same. Geo. Cooper, Regist. Univ. Oxon. 

This day I read over a MS. written on Velam, in folio, containing 12 
Leaves. It was lent me by Thomas Rawlinson, Esq. It was written 

Oct. 1, 1720. H. Bedford to H. (Rawl. 28. 12). Has received parcel 
and dispersed copies to subscribers. Thanks for obliging present. Account 
of subscription-money received, and directions for payment. Glad Charles 
Mordaunt, Esq., was in H.'s last list : hopes he will be in the next. 

Oct. 1, 172O. B. L. Calvert to H. (Rawl. 4. 9). Has received letter and 
parcel, and is much pleased with the Antiquities of Oxford. Has been drink- 
ing the waters at Epsom, and celebrating his brother's birthday. Remarks on 
the derivation of the word Durdan. Account of some old MSS. at Westminster 
Abbey. Has transcribed several for H. Wants Piesly's next Catalogue. 
Has not heard from Ld. Guilford. Subscribes for Ld. Lichfield and himself. 
Remembrances to Mr. Whiteside, Gwyn Dyer, and other friends. 

Oct. 1, 1720. Matthew Gibson to H. (Rawl. 6. 94). Long account 
of the Ledger-book of Lanthony Abbey in Lady Scudamore's library. In the 
same library are other MSS. relating to the same abbey, and one relating 
to the Abbey of Gloucester. If all these can tempt H., he need not doubt 
of Lady Scudamore's allowing him access to them. 

1 [MS. ' House.'] 

Oct. 1-8.] VOLUME XC, PAGES 65-73 175 

about the time, as I take it, of our Richard II d . It is a good MS., & 
contains Beati Bernardi Meditaciones. It begins thus : Multi multa 

sciunt $ semetipsos nesciunt . It ends thus : Noli tuam benignitatem 

aliorum malignitaie obscurare, sed ubique quantum vales coram Deo ty omni 
populo amabilis appareas, ut cum Deo Icetari possis, qui est alpha fy oo per 
secula infinita. Expliciunt meditaciones beati Bernardi. 

After w ch follows, in 15 or 1 6 Lines, an Extract out of Augustinus de 
vanitate seculi. 

Oct. 3 (Mon.). M r . Pearse of Edmund Hall's long, tedious Sermon 
(that I lately mention'd) is thus intit. (being printed at London, in 8 VO , 10 
and dedicated to Mr. Lechmere and M r . Denton) : The constant Practice 
and Sincerity of an Apostle, a Scholar, and a Gentleman: Or, an Exhor- 
tation to the Successors of the Apostles, not to contend too earnestly for the 
Faith: A Sermon preacKd at the Temple-Church, on Sunday, June the 
19 th , 1720. It is on Acts 24. 16. 

[Notes of printed books omitted.] 

Oct. 6 (Th.). M r . Thoresby observes (p. 195 of his Antiq. of 
Leedes) that the best Map that was ever done of Yorkshire was done by 
M r . Xtoph- Saxton, who lived at, or not very far from, Tingley, near 
Leedes in that County. ao 

Oct. 7 (Pri.). Yesterday the Duke and Dutchess of Marlborough 
came from Woodstock, and dined with the Marquess of Carnarvon (Son 
of the Duke of Chandois) in Balliol-College. 

This Day, in a Convocation at 2 Clock afternoon, D r . Shippen was 
continued V. Chancellor for another Year, by Virtue of the Chancellour's 
Letter. This is his third Year. I am inform'd that the Speech was sad, 
wretched Stuff. 

Oct. 8 (Sat.). The Persons that dined at Ballioll with the Duke and 

Oct. 4, 1720. J. Thorpe to H. (Rawl. 17. 20). Received letter of 
Sept. 27. Found parcel at the Oxford Arms. Sends by Godfrey's waggon 
Sir Edward Filmer's MS. of Sherington's Chantry. 

Oct. 6, 172O. R. Forney to H. (Rawl. 5. 144). Encloses copy of a 
charter of Philip [Hawford], Abbot of Eyesham, granting to Dr. John 
Prynne, and others, the right of patronage of the church of Upper Swell, co. 
Glouc. ; Oct. 10, 1539. Please let Mr. Thache have R. F.'s copy of Textus. 

Oct. 6, 1720. R. Mead to H. (Rawl. 8. 60). Sends five guineas as 
acknowledgement for valuable present of Textus Roffensis, and 8 for 
subscriptions for Avesbury. Encloses note for ^13. 5-r. upon Dr. Keil. 

Oct. 6, 1720. S. Mead to H. (Rawl. 8. 100). Hearty thanks for copies 
of the Textus and for two missing sheets of the Discourses. ' I blush'd at 
y e Mention You are pleas'd to make of Me in your Preface ; in one thing 
You have done Me Justice, to reckon Me among your Friends. You deserve 
more & better. I'me afraid some will think y* You shou'd not have omitted 
any of y Chapters of Textus Roffensis, th6 y e Contents happen to have been 
publish'd by Others. I wish that your Labour & Diligence may raise in 
Others a Desire to cultivate y e Knowledge of y e old Saxon Language, by y e 
Study of which many things may be discovered to illustrate both our Laws 
& our History.' 

Oct. 8, [1720]. R. Furney to H. (Rawl. 5. 162). Supposes H. has 


Dutchess of Marlb. were D*. Baron, Master of Balliol College, Dr. Hunt, 
Archdeacon of Wells 1 , M r . Hunt (Brother to the s<I D r . Hunt, and) 
Tutor to the Marquess of Carnarvon, besides two Grand-Daughters of the 
Duke's, that came with them from Marlb. 

Oct. 9 (Sun.). Yesterday D r . Keil's Child (see before, Sept. 20) was 
baptized in Holywell Church, in W<S Q Parish he now lives. Godfathers 
were D*. Shippen, V. Chanc. of Oxford, & Dr. Clarke of All-Souls. 
Godmothers were my Lady TyrrelTs two Daughters. 

Oct.* 10 (Mon.). Mr. Thomas Kimberly, Bach, of Arts, Student of 
10 X fc Ch., and a Member of the Middle Temple, tells me that many Persons 
of Note and Distinction very much wish that Domesday Book was 

He told me (and so did lately Mr. Charles Battely) that the common 
Lawyers nowadays very rarely mind old Records & MSS., as they did 

Oct.* 11 (Tu.) k Last Sunday was Sennight (Oct. 2), one Sarah Smith, 
born at Islip, servant to one goody Brazier, one of the Bedmakers of 
Queen's Coll., Oxon., being perceiv'd to be with Child, the said goody 
Brazier and some others lock'd her into the Coll. Kitchen, and would not 

20 let her out 'till she had confess'd. With tears, therefore, she confess'd 
herself to be with Child by M r . Potter, a young Gent, of Queen's Coll., 
& Son of M r . Potter of Baldwin, lately deceased. This made a Noise, & 
the next day, she being examin'd by M* Hill, Fellow of the College, she 
stood to w* she had before said. Upon w c ^, Hill contrives a Match for 
her with an Ale-House Keeper of Stanton S*. John's. Accordingly, they 
were married in S*. Clement's Church, in the Suburbs of Oxford, on 
Wednesday last (Oct. 5), twenty Guineas being given to the Man to have 
her. She is about 15 or 16 Years of Age, and the Fellow about 60. 
They were married by M r . Dingley of Magd. Coll., who had a Guinea for 

30 his Pains. The wedding Dinner was k.ept in S k . Clement's. [ ] 

She is handsome. 

Oct. 2 12 (WecL). This Morning died M*. [Charles] Thomas, M.A. and 
Student of X* Church, being about 30 years old. He was commonly called 
Mortal, or Death, Thomas, from his thin, ghastly Face, he having had an 
Asthma from his Infancy, w cn was the occasion of his Death. He was 
well read, & a good Scholar 8 . 

Oct. 2 13 (Th.). Last Night, a little after seven Clock, died the 
Reverend M r . John Harrison, A.M., Chaplain of X* Ch., and Minister of 

received letter and money by Mr. Thache. Further account of the Abbot of 

Evesham's charter. [PS.] Hopes H. has delivered the Textus to Mr. Thache. 

Oct. 13, 172O. H. to [R. Mead] (Rough draft, Rawl. 8. 58). Would 

have thanked R. M. sooner for the ^13. 5^., but wished to know whether 

1 [Hearne has written ' Q[usere '] against this.] * [MS. ' Dec.'] 

3 He was buried the next day, at 4 Clock Afternoon, in the Cathedral Church. 

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Magdalen Parish, Oxon., being hardly 30 Years old. He had been 
married about half a Year, or something more, to one M". Violet, 
a senior Maiden, Daughter of M r . Arthur Violet, formerly Superior 
Beadle of Div. in this University, who proved a very cross Wife to 
M r . Harrison, who was a very good natured Man. Her ill nature 
probably very much conduc'd to shorten his Days, tho' that w ch con- 
tributed chiefly to it was his being slighted & deceived by a young 
Woman (handsome, but proud & false) called M rB . Bacon, whom he 
courted for about 10 Years, & spent all he had upon her. M r8 . Violet 
was rich, & he thought to have been happy with her Money, but she let 10 
him have none. The Bells went for him this Morning at about 8 Clock. 
M r . Harrison was Chaplain of New-College, from whence, being Bach, of 
Arts, he was made by D r . Atterbury (when Dean) Chaplain of Christ- 
Church \ 

Oct. 14 (Fri.). I am told that Burmannus, a forreign Editor, hath 
put out an Edition of Quintilian, in wh he hath abused M r . Mattaire in 
reference to his Annales Typographic}, and that M r . Mattaire hath 
publish'd a Reply. 

[Notes of printed books omitted.] 

Oct. 17 (Mon.). Last Night was buried in S*. Peter's Ch. Yard in the ao 
East, one Oliver Peel of that parish, who lay bedrid for about 7 or 8 
Years. His Limbs were useless, by reason of a Chilliness & Cold that 

Dr. Keil would pay the bill. Mr. Ranee called upon Dr. K. with it, and 
brought back word ' that D r . Keil said I might do what I pleased with the 
Bill : he ow'd D r . Mead no money, and he would pay none. He said he could 
get no Return to London, nor from London. Yet he acknowledged he had 
made such a Promise to you.' Mr. Whiteside has offered to pay the money. 

Oct. 13, 1720. A. Wescombe to H. (Rawl. n. 89). Answers H.'s of the 
ayth ult. Received five copies of the Textus yesterday, and paid second 
subscription for them to Godfrey the carrier. Glad Innys has paid first 
subscriptions for Textus and Avesbury. ' I like this way of the Carrier 
extreamly well, and for the future, I will allwayes deale with you that way; 
y e reason of my proposeing a Bookseller was because I then knew no other 
way of Conveyance. I can assure you, I like it as litle as you that any 
Booksellers should have your bookes ; and if there was none at all allow'd 
them, it would be much better.' 

Oct. 15, 1720. R. Mead to H. (Rawl. 8. 62). Sorry H. has had so much 
difficulty with the bill. Will not trouble Dr. Keil any more about it, but will 
send the money next week. Thanks to Mr. Whiteside for his kind offer. 

Oct. 17, 1720. H. to B. Mead (Rough draft, Rawl. 8. 59). < I look 
upon D r . K.'s refusing to pay the Bill as very dishonourable. It makes me 
think many other Stories of him are too true. I say no more.' Glad R. M. 
has chosen another method. ' I find some People look upon it as such a 
trouble and so great a Favour to return Money, that I had rather pay 4 pence 
in the Pound at any time to the Carrier than be beholden to them.' 

1 He was buried on [V] Magd. Parish Church, Friday Night, Oct. 14, 1720. 


fell upon them, occasion'd by his being in the Water in searching after 
a Young Gent, that was drown'd of Queen's Coll. 

' Oct. 18 (Tu.). My Friend, Thomas Rawlinson, Esq., writes me 
word that my mentioning the Desecration of Holy Bones puts him 
in mind of the Care his Grandfather, Richard Tayler, Esq., took at 
Chiswick in Middlesex. He, as the ill Custom now is, purchas'd some 
Ground in the Church for a Vault for his Family. In digging, it appear'd 
they dip'd on some old Charnel House, or where Casualty, or in 
the Plague, in some other Age, had strew'd the Place with Sculls & other 

io Bones. He, with all the Piety imaginable, jussit defodi. He was 
a plain Man, of little Learning, the Son of a Yeoman of Taunton Dean 
in Somersetshire, but of good, penetrating Parts, and thought the flinging 
the Bones of the Dead in Dunghills, or such vile Places (ut plerumque 
fit), the higth of Wickedness. This Age (says my Friend) wants Monitors 
to Goodness, God knows ; nay, ev'n severe ones, to scare y m out of ill 
Practises. I do my Part in speaking ; Fou, whose Pen is happier, by your 
Immortal Writings. My Friend writ this in a Letter to me upon occasion 
of w* I had said in my Preface to Textus Roffensis, wc fa he had read with 
Pleasure. / have read (saith he) your Preface, w ch I like for being long, 

ao For, with Rutilius, Nil unquam longum est quod sine fine placet. 

Oct. 19 (Wed.). Meeting to-day with an old Man of Oxford, of very 
good Understanding, he told me of a very great cure upon one very much 
afflicted with the King's Evil. He was advis'd to eat a very great 
Quantity of black Cherrys, wc h accordingly he did, grew well, and liv'd 
very many Years after. He told me another Story of a Person that had 
a strange Cancer, wch was cured by having mole Skins clapt upon the 
Place, He told me of a Woman at Wolvercote strangely afflicted 
with the Dropsy, w h was cured by smoking abundance of Tobacco, 
& eating an immoderate Quantity of Hasel Nutts. He is a Man of good 
30 Credit, So I listened the more. 

Oct. 20 (Th.), M r . Furney, in a Letter dated Sept. 24, 1720, tells 
me that in the Records he was then inspecting he met with several MSS. 
belonging to the Abbeys, w 011 were extant before the Civil Wars, but now 
does not find so much as the names of them any where. 'Tis very 
probable (he says) several of them are in private hands, and he wishes 
there were some method contriv'd to bring them, or at least the titles of 
them, to the light. 

Oct. 18, 1720. H. to T. Rawlinson (Rawl. 34. 93). Account of pay- 
ments received for copies of the Textus, which are sent to-day by Godfrey's 
waggon. ' I am well pleased with what you relate about the pious Care of 
your Grandfather Tayler. I shall enter it in one of my little Books.' [See 
Diary, above.] Glad T. R. intends to send subscriptions for Avesbury, which is 
very forward. 

Oct. 18, [1720]. T. Baker to H. (Rawl. 23. 76). Account of a MS. of 
Fordun's Scotichronicon in Corpus Christi College Library, Cambridge. 
Thanks for the Textus Roffensis and Curious Discourses. 

Oct. 20, 172O. R. Mead to H. (Rawl. 8. 63). Sends the ,13. 5-f. by 
carrier. Mr. Rawlinson has put it into a box with books. 

Oct. 17-23.] VOLUME XC, PAGES 85-94 179 

Oct. 21 (Pri.). Read over a scarce Thing, lent me by Thomas 
Rawlinson, Esq., intit., Something written by occasion of that fatall and 
memorable accident in the Blacke Friers, on Sondqy, being the 26 of October, 
1623, stilo antique, and the 5 of Nouember, stilo nouo, or Romano. 
Printed MDCXXIII, 4, in 32 Pages. 

The Accident was, as the Jesuit Priest was in the midst of his Sermon, 
the roome wherein they were placed, being two stories high, fell down at 
once with the breaking of the maine Beame, to which the Joice were 
fastened, and drave the lower roofe or roome under them with it 
violently to the bottome, whereby the whole company, except some few 10 
placed in windowes, and standing close to the walls, were in a manner 
bruised or smothered betweene the two Seelings, to the 'utter losse of 
a 100 persons, or thereabouts, there being in number above 200 at first 
in the assembly. 

Oct. 22 (Sat.). Thursday last being K. George's Coronation Day, 
there was little Ringing of Bells in Oxford. 

Oct. 23 (Sun.). Thomas Rawlinson, Esq., hath lent me a small OJ 
Book *, written on Vellom, containing the Arms quartered by Smith of 
Kent, in wd are also several Historical Passages relating to the several 
Quarterings. It is a very fair MS., done by some Herald, as I take it. ao 
These Arms of Smith consist of 1 3 Quarterings. 

The I st , the paternal Arms of Smith, viz. Azure, a chevron ingrailed 
or, with a Crescent. (2) Judd, viz. Three Boars' Heads arg. [Rough 
drawing of arms omitted.] 

The second coate is borne by the name of Judd t and doth descend in this 
manner, viz. : S r Andrew Judd, Knight, Lord Maior of London, 1551 (younger 
sonne of John Judd, of Tunbridg in Kent, Gentleman), maried (Margaret) 
the doughter and Coheir of S r Tho. Merffyn, Knight, Lord Maior of London, 
1519; he was sonne to Georg Mirfin of Ely. The said S r Thomas Mirfin 
maried Elizabeth, the doughter and heire of S r Angell Bonn, who was re- 30 
maried to S r Thomas Dennis. The said S r Angel Donn dwelt in a faire 
house' in the Corner by Roode Parish Church, at the entrance into Tower 
Street ; his Ladie was the doughter of an auntient Gentleman in Cheshire, 
named Hawardine, and his other doughter and Coheire was maried to 
S r Richard Cromwell, alias Williams, of Hinchingbrooke in the Countie of 
Huntingdon, Knight, Grandfather to S r Oliver Cromwell of Hinchingbrooke, 
now liveing in 1623. The Aliance w ch this mariage did bring is set downe 
genealogically on the other side. Alice, doughter and sole heire of S r Andrew 
Judd, was maried to Thomas Smith, of Ostenhanger in Kent, Esquier. 

Oct. 22, 1720. R. Graves to H. (Rawl. 6. 139). Has been too busy 
to reply to H.'s letter. Glad to hear the Textus is out, and longs to see it. 
Account of a number of MSS. he has lately bought. [See Diary, p. 182.] 
Wants two of them bound and sent with the Textus. 

1 [MS. Rawlinson B. 87 in the Bodleian Library. On a fly-leaf of the MS. is this 
note : ' Read over this Book (lent me by Thomas Rawlinson, Esq.) on Oct. 23, 1720, 
and then extracted some things from it. Tho. Hearne.' The parts printed in smaller 
type are the extracts from the MS.] 

N 2 


S* Angell Donn maried =5= the doughter of M r . . . . Hawarden of Cheshir. 

S r Thomas =j= Elizabeth, donghter & heir John Judd =p Margret, eldest Do. and 
Merfin. of S r Angell Donn. of Tunbridg. heire of Allen Chich. 

:^: Francis, Do. & Margret, Do. &=pS r Andrew Thomas Judd, =f the Do. 


Coheir of S r Coheir of S r 
Thomas Merfin. Thomas Merfin. 

Judd. eldest sonne, I of 

maried. Clovill. 

S r Henry Thomas Smith, of = Alice, onely Do. & heire Henry Judd, 
Cromwell. Ostenhanger, esq. of S r Andrew Judd. son of Thomas. 

S r Oliver 
10 Cromwell. Henry Judd, father of Andrew Judd, now liveing. 

(3) Chich, viz. The field azure, three Lyons rampant arg. [Rough 
drawing of arms omitted.] 

This beinge the third Coate is bourne by the name of Chich ; [the] 
Familie was of great Continewance in Kent; the most auntient Land was 
at Nackington, and out beyond S*. Stephen's, by Canterburie. They were 
greate Benefactors to the Buildinge of a Church in Canterburie called 
S*. Marie Bredmans, where every Filler is insculped with there Armes. The 
Manner of Goodneston, with the Advowson of the Church and other posses- 
sions, belonged unto there Familie in the 25 of King Edward the first. From 
a the Coheires of Allen Chich and Isabell, his wife, doughter and heire of 
M r . Robert Chichley, the Posteritie of S r Andrew Judd and S r Thomas 
Kempe of Olantie are descended, and thereby may trulie clayme the Benifitt 
of preferment to Fellowships in All Souls Colledg in Oxford, accordinge to 
the Statutes of the Founder. From the Heire of Ralphe Chich, of Colsell in 
Milton in Kent, descendeth S r William Monins, of Waldershare in Kent, 
Baronett. The Coates that Chich may quarter are Cryell, Creuequer, Auer- 
inges, Chichley, and Apulderfeild. 

Thomas Chich. =j= Agnes, a Do. & Coheire. 
Bertram Chich. =;= Eleanor, Do. of S r Jo. Norwood. 


30 Thomas Chich. =p Margaret, Do. of Roger Brockhull. 

Thomas Chich. =j= Alice, Do. of Tho. Ellis of Sandwich. 
John Chich. =j= The Do. of Belleres of Glostershire, 

Valentine Chich, Esq., eldest sonne. =j= Agnes, Do. of Gosline. 

John Chich, Allan Chich, =p Isabell, Do. and heir of Ralph Chich, of Col- 

s' 1 Sonne. Esq. j M r . Robert Chichley. sell, 2 d sonne. 

S r Thomas Kemp = Emeline, Do. & Coheire Margret, eldest Do. & = S r Andrew 
of Olantie. of Allan Chich. Coheir of Allan Chich. Judd. 

Oct. 23.] VOLUME XC, PAGES 95-101 181 

(4) Cryell. (5) Creuecurs. (6) Albrancke, or Aueringes. 

William of Albrancke, or Aueringes, came into England w th King William 
the Conqueror, and received by Guift from him the Towne of Folkstone, 
and one and twentie Knights' Fees, and was one of those eight Barons that 
held theire Landes by tenure of Defendinge Douer Castell. These Baron? 
of Aueringes continued Lords of Folkstone till the tyme of Kinge John, and 
then Matilda, the sole doughter and heire, was wedded to Hamon Crevequer, 
Lord of Leeds, as is before remembred. 

(7) Chichley. [Rough drawing of arms omitted.] 

These Armes are borne by the Name of Chichley, and the familie was 10 
derived from Thomas Chichley, of Higham Ferrers in Com. Northampton, 
whose three Sonnes at one time came to great preferment & worldly 
promotion. For Henry Chichley was Archbishop of Canterburie, S r Robert 
Chichley was twice Maior of London, and William Chichley was Sherife and 
Alderman of London. S r Robert Chichley dyed without issue. But Will m 
Chichley had a faire posterity, from one of whose Sonns you are by an heire 
femal descended. 

II Henry Chichley, Archbishop of Canterburie, was founder of All Soules 
Colledg in Oxforde, and hath ordayned by the Statutes of the said Colledg 
[that] who soever was descended of his house should be admitted to a Fellow- ao 
ship there before any other. 

(8) Apulderfeild. (9) Mervin. (10) Dun : Field Azure, A Unicorn, 
Cross CrossletS. [Rough drawing of arms omitted.] 

Angel Dun, sometime Alderman of London, did beare these Armes. He 
dwelt in a fair house in the Corner cominge out of Tower Street towards 
Rood Church. He maried with the Doughter of M r . Hawardine of Cheshire, 
and had issue one doughter and heire, viz. Elizabeth, maried to S r Tho. 
Merfin, Knight, of whom you may reade more in the visitation of London 
and Survay of the same made by John Stow, and published by A. Mondy, 
\v*b Additions. 3 

John Elount of Mangerfeilde maried and had issue. =p 

John Blount of=p Willima, doughter & heire S r John Seymor 

Mangerfeild. of Thomas Abarle. 

Edmund Blount -p Margaret, Doughter of John Seymor, sonne and 

of Mangerfeild. 

S r John Seymour. heire of S r John. 

Maurice Blount, =f= The doughter of S r John Hun- S r John Seymor, sonne and 
second Sonne. gerford of Downe Amney. heire of John Seymor. 

John Blount, of Wotton in =j= Margret, Do. of Edward Seymor, 

Wiltshire, eldest sonne. William Danvers. Duke of Somerset. 

William Blount, sonne and heire of John. =p Anna Birnad, second wife. 40 


Sara, maried to S r Tho. Smith. Judith, maried to Jo. Gregorie. 

(n) Blount. (12) Thomas Abarle. (13) Lachbrook. 


Oct. 24 (Mon.). M r . Browne Willis told me Yesterday that the 
present Vice-Chancellor, D r . Shippen, told him that he would help him to 
a sight of any thing he should want relating to the University, & in 
particular that he would shew him Ant. a Wood's English Copy of Hist. 
& Antiq. Univ. Oxon. Upon w cb M r . Whiteside ofFer'd a Wager that he 
could not get a sight of it. But a Wager was wav'd. M r . Willis, 
however, said that the V. Chancellor promis'd him a sight of the Book, 
but then it was to be only the i at part, & that he should not see any thing 
after 1600. Then he ask'd whether I would undertake to publish it as 
10 it was left in English by M r . Wood. I said I would, provided I could 
have a Copy of it, & M r . Whiteside was witness. M r . Whiteside over & 
over desired M r . Willis to be mindfull of this. 

Oct. 25 (Tu.). Richard Graves, of Mickleton in Gloucestershire, Esq., 
informs me that being this Summer a Journey, he accidentally mett with 
a Parcell of old MSS. (upon his Enquiry after MSS. and old Evidences), 
near 20 Volumes, all of them in Vellam or Parchment. Among these 
are, a noble large Copy of Polychronicon, &c., with a Continuation to the 
End of K. Edw d 3 d , a fair large Copy of Quadrilogus, &c., Ivonis 
Carnotensis Panormia, &c., very antient and fair, &c., Petrus Alphonsus 
ao contra Judseos, &c., very fair, &c., Bracton de Legibus, &c., and an old 
Copy of Galfridus Monumetensis, &c., which last lacks the whole 
i2* h Book, and about half of the last Chapter of the i I th Book, according 
to M r . Thompson's English Translation of this Authour, &c., Lond., 1718, 
8 VO , otherwise he thinks it is perfect, as far as it goes. 

Buchanan's Hist, of Scotl., p. 506, 1643, 8: Quas enim Reginas alij, 
suo quisque sermone, nos Regum uxores appellamus : nee altioris fastigij 
nomen ullum in eis agnoscimus : voluerunt enim, opinor, viri prudentes, 
ut illse, quoties mentionem sui fieri audirent, ex adjuncto viri nomine, se 
viris obnoxias esse, meminissent. 

30 Oct. 26 (Wed.). Yesterday, in the Afternoon, the Duke of Beaufort, 
with his Brother, came to Oxford, to be a Member of Univ. Coll. 
M r . Denison hath been with him some time, and is to be his Tutor. 
The Duke is 15, & his Brother 13, Years old. 

Just come out, Original Poems on several Occasions. By M r . Edward- 
Pickering Rich, of Balliol-College, Oxon.; Lond., 1720, 8. The Author 
is a sad conceited Coxcomb. The Book is all Nonsense. 

Thomas Walsingham writ a Continuation of Polychronicon. It 
beginns: Hoc anno 5 die Junij, apud. It beginns in 1343, and ends in 
1417. There are many rare things in it not observed by any one else. 

40 So John Josceline in his Catalogue of Historians at y e end of Rob. 
Avesbury, w ch I am now printing, pag. 296. 

Oct. 24, 1720. H. to Lord Harley (Diaries, 90. 102). Hears there 
is a MS. of Fordun's Scotichronicon in the Harleian Library, and would 
be glad to know to what date it reaches. 

Oct. 24-31.] VOLUME XC, PAGES 101-110 183 

Oct. 27 (Th.). This Day I went to the Bodlejan Library to meet , 
with M r . Henry Wild, the Arabick Taylour, who is always there at 
Library Hours. But when I came thither, I found the Door shut, and 
a Paper for the Visitation on the 8 th of November affix'd to it. I am 
told that this Paper hath been up three Days already, & that the Door 
hath been shut all that time. So that whereas always formerly the Door 
used to be shut only 8 Days, beginning at the i Bt of November, they now, 
contrary to all Custom & Statute, shut it up 16 Days. Bull suppose the 
Library is in strange Confusion, & for that reason this time is taken. 
We used to have all things in great order in two or three Days' time, so 10 
that the seven Days before the Visitation Day was look'd upon as more 
than enough, rather than too little, for preparation. 

Oct. 28 (Pri., 8*. Sim. and Jude). The Sermon for University 
College was this day, as usual, at S*. Peter's in the East. M r . Hodgson 
of Univ. Coll. preached ; but I hear it was but an indifferent Discourse, 
and that there were few Auditors. 

Oct. 29 (Sat.) Mr. Baker of Cambridge tells me that Mr. Bedford 
hath publish' d Proposalls for D r . Barwick's Life, and that it is now going 
to the Press, and contains some curious History. 

He also tells me that D r . Bentley hath published Proposals for his New ao 
Testament. I hear the same also from other Hands, and that 'tis to be 
in two Folios. Good men wish it may not come out, if he uses the same 
Liberty of Criticizing he hath done hitherto. 

Mr. Baker also tells me D*. Covel's (M r . of Chr. Coll.) Account of the 
Greek Church is now in their Press, in some forwardness, and that it is 
Opus triginta annorum. 

Oct. 30 (Sun.)* Yesterday Morning died M r . Peter Randall *, M.A. 
and Fellow of Oriel-College, and Vicar of S*. Mary's in Oxford. He was 
originally of Magd. Hall, of which Hall he had an elder Brother, M r . W m 
Randall, M.A., who died some Years agoe. M r . Peter Randall took his 30 
Master of Arts' Degree, Dec. i, 1686. 

Oct. 31 (Mon.) Since w* I have said above about M r . Bedford's 
Design of publishing D r . Barwick's Life, I have receiv'd his Proposals, 

Oct. 29, 1720. H. Bedford to H, (Rawl. 28. 13). Has 'hunted among' 
the booksellers for opportunity of returning subscription-money. Hopes to 
send it by a relation of Dr. Smith. ' Some of y r friends here are so kind 
to give me all their help, particularly D r . Mead and M r . Rawlinson.' Begs 
H. to promote the work [the Life of Dr. John Barwick] among his friends. 
Cannot get engravers to go into Gloucestershire to copy the portraits he wants, 
so is searching for some nearer, particularly that of the Dean, which is in the 
Duke of Montagu's collection. If he does not succeed, must be contented 
with a plate of Barwick's arms. Mr. Bowdler wants two more copies of the 
Textus, and subscribes for Avesbury. 

* He died Friday Night, tho' the Bell did not ring 'till Morning. 


and find by them that the Life was written by Peter Barwick, M.D., the 
Dr> Brother. 

Nov. 1 (Tu.). M r . Randall abovementioned was buried this Afternoon, 
at 4 Clock, in S*. Marie's Chancell, Oxon. 

BP Fell's Speech was spoke this day in X* Ch. Hall by Mr. Le Hunt, 
Student of that House. I hear 'twas a very good one. 

This Day died M r . Lock, Gentleman Commoner of Queen's College, 
of the Stone and Colick '. 

Nov. 2 (Wed.). Nicolson, in his Scotish Historical Library, among 

10 other gross Mistakes, falsly tells us that D*. Gale's MS. of Fordun came 

no lower than the xi th Chapter of the v tn Book, whereas it comes a vast 

Nov. 1, 1720. G-. Hearne to H. (Rawl. 26. 23). I Received those 
things, with your Kind Letter, very safe. ... I cannot find to what saint our 
Parish Church was didicated, but I do suppose our Wakes, or Whitsonales, as 
som called them, were left off in the Latter End of Q^Elizabeth['s] Reigne, 
or K. James the first's. [See Diary, p. 185.] I was desired by a friend to Intreat 
you, as soon as you can, to Repaire to M r . Greenaway's office, y e Register to the 
Archdecon of Berks., and get him to look after a Will of one Richard Kealy of 
Wargrove Parish, that they think was proved at Reading, at the Archdeacon's 
Visitation som few yeares agoe, and ask him what it will cost for writing a Copy, 
the Lowest price. ... I blese God for my great deliverance from that great 
danger of my life I mentioned in my last, . . . but I am so weake and faint 
still, & so terrible afflicted with lameness, worss then ever, that I am in 
a deploreable condition, but, blese God, have som friends, tho none to Compare 
to you, for whom I daily pray. My own and my wive's love to you, with 
Brothers' and sister['s], and your poor uncle's, who is yet alive and keeps his 
bed most commonly, with Coz. Weldon's and his wive's, and Coz. Stephen 
Edwards', who is old and very feeble, and M r . Griffyth in very particular 
manner's service [sic] to you, who is a very good friend to me in my calamitous 
condition. He preaches now every Sunday wery [sic] well, only his memory 
som what fails him, but I hope he will Retrieve it. M r . Van Sitthart of 
Shottesbrook is makeing a Cannall in the Warren, and Conveying the Water 
in Wooden Pipes from Stampwell spring in the Marsh, and another from 
a spring in Laurence Waltham down, at a Vast expence, but som think those 
two springs will not be Rank enough to feed it, but time will discover. 
M r . Phillip Vaughan, late curate of Laurence- Waltham, is gone to S*. Andrew's, 
Holborn, London, to be an assistant to D r . Sacheverell, and I heare there 
is a young clergyman named M r . Lovell come to Laurence Waltham in his 
place. I, being unable to go about, am at a Loss to give a better account 
at present. Young Richard Grove of y e lane is lately dead of a Consumption. 
If I could se one of your English books lately printed, I should certainly 
Return it with thanks. The Lord Almighty bless you, my deare child ; 
as long as I Remaine in the Land of the living, let me heare often from you ; 
and I doe asure you, never Woman took more care of a poor lame man than 
your mother in Law does of me. If I should wax very much worss, you shall 
know.' [PS.] ' Poor Ned is not very well : 'tis a sickly time.' 

1 His Bowells were taken out & buried, on Thursday, Nov. 3 d , in S*. Peter's 
Church Yard in the East, Oxon., & on Saturd. Night, Nov. 5 th , about 8 Clock, his 
Body was buried in the Church of S*. Peter's in the East, Oxon. 

Oct. SI-NOV. 7.] VOLUME XC, PAGES 110-117 185 

deal lower, tho' the Dr. did not publish half the MS., intending to print 
the remainder afterwards, had he lived and found sufficient Encourage- 

Nov. 3 (Th.). Memorand. that this Afternoon, in an Auction at 
Oxford, Selden's Eadmer was sold for 145. 6d., and the i st Vol. of the 
Oxford Historians publish'd by MX Fulman for 2?s., and the 2 Vols. 
published by D r . Gale for 425. 

Nov. 4 (Fri.). Yesterday were elected Fellows of All-Souls College, 
M r . John Thomas, M.A- of Christ Church, who had stood sev[er]al 
times before, Mr. Brooke of Brazen-Nose Coll., M.A., M*. Niblett, B.A. 10 
of Queen's Coll., who had stood several times before, and M r . More, 
Gentleman Commoner of Worcester Coll. 

Nov. 5 (Sat.). Yesterday Morning D r . King, Principal of S*. Mary 
Hall, called upon me, and shewed me the finest Silver Medal that I think 
I ever yet saw. It is of K. James III d ' 8 Queen, by w ch it appears that 
she is a Lady of admirable Beauty. On the obverse Side, CLEMENTINA 
M BRITAN FR ET HIB REGiNA. The Figure of the Queen. Reverse, 


Fig. of the Vatican and Trajan's Pillar. Also a Ship, and a Lady (being 
the Queen herself) in a Chariot drawn by 2 Horses, over w ct the rising ao 

Nov. 6 (Sun.). About a Quarter of a Year agoe died M r . Francis 
Gregory, M.A., formerly of X* C'h., and afterwards Chaplain of Corpus 
X ti Coll., Oxon. He was Son of D r . Francis Gregory, Rector of 
Hambledon in Bucks., who died 13 or 14 Years since, and was succeeded 
in the Rectory by D r . Arthur Charlett, whose Father had purchased it 
many Years before for him. As for M r . Francis Gregory, who took his 
Master's Degree, Apr. i, 1704, his Death was chiefly owing to an 
Infirmity caused by his throwing himself about Midnight, in Winter time, 
into the River, upon Reading Sir John Floyer of Cold Baths. He hath 3 
a younger Brother, M*. Henry Gregory, one of the Censors of X* Ch. at 
this time. 

Nov. 7 (Mon.), A Friend writes me word that he cannot find to what 
Saint their Parish Church of White Waltham in Berks, was dedicated, 
but he does suppose that their Wakes, or Whitsonales, as some called 

Nov. 5, 1720. H. Bedford to H. (Rawl. 28. 14), On receipt of H.'s of 
the 2nd, sent bill for 10. 5^. 'I thank y for y r intended subscription for 
Barwick s life, among y e subscribers to w ch no man has a better title to a place 
than y, nor has already p d more for it; therefore, y will excuse me if I am 
not so unreasonable to expect or accept any further paym* for y* or anything 
y* I shall ever be able to publish by subscription or otherwise. It was y r 
interest I begg'd (not y r subscription, having taken y* liberty to set y down 
among my first subscribers), & for y* purpose shall take y e first opportunity to 
send y a parcel of y e Proposals.' 


them, were left off in the latter End of Q. Elizabeth's Reigne, or K. James 
the first's. 

Nov. 8 (Tu.). The Bodlejan Speech was spoke to-day by M r . Thomas 
Foulkes, M.A. and Student of X* Ch. 

Last Week M r . Wicksey, Fellow of Oriel-College, was made Vicar of 
S*. Marie's in Oxford, in room of M r . Peter Randal, deceased, concerning 
which M r . Randal there is this Account in the News Paper of Saturday 
last, Nov. 5, viz. ' Last Saturday died the Reverend M r . Peter Randal, 
Fellow of Oriel College in Oxford, and Vicar of S*. Mary's-Church in 

10 that University, in his Climacterical Year. He was a Person very sound 
both in Learning and Principles ; his Conversation, which was generally 
facetious, not without a Mixture of Satyr. He happily employed his 
Time in opposing Faction, Schism, and every Thing which had the least 
Tendency towards Innovations in the Church. 'Tis said he has left 
a considerable Benefaction to his College.' It looks as if this account 
was put in by some body that is an Admirer of D r . John Potter, BP of 
Oxford, whom Peter used to extdl. And as for Peter s being an Enemy 
to Faction, &c., it must be understood so as that he was a mighty Friend 
(as Potter is) of K. George's, and an utter Enemy of the Nonjurors, whom 

20 he got silenc'd some Years agoe, when they met in S*. Marie's Parish 
privately for their Devotion. He was, indeed, facetious, & had some 
Learning, but his head was confused, & he never preach'd to his Text. 
He hath likewise left the College an Estate of about 25 libs, per ann., he 
dying worth about 5000 libs. 

Nov. 9 (WecU). Just come out, A Sermon preach'd at the Cathedral- 
Church of Worcester, at the Assizes held there, August the 2i 9t , 1720. 
By Walter Jones, A.M., Rector of Upton upon Severn, and Chaplain to 
the Rt Hon^e William, Earl of Coventry. Publish'd at the Desire of 
several Gentlemen then present; Lond., 1720, 8 V0 . Upon i Joh. iv, 
30 former part of Verse 7 : Beloved, kt us love one another. This young 
Master of Arts was lately of X* Church, & is one of the Sons of 
M r . Jones, of New Inn Hall Lane in Oxford, In this Sermon is a Fling 
at the Non-Jurors, tho' this Gentleman's Uncle, Mr. Henry Jones, 
Rector of Sunningwell, near Abbingdon in Berks., was for some time 
a Non- Juror, tho' he afterwards comply'd for the sake of Temporal 

Nov. 1O (Th,). There is now of X* Church another M r . Jones, 
named Henry Jones, a younger Brother of the said Walter. He is just 
Master of Arts, and from his sower Looks is commonly called Vinegar 
40 Jones. This Vinegar Jones printed lately proposals for printing at the 
Theater, in several 8 V Volumes, in Gr. and Latin, Plutarch's Lives. 
But the Design was not much countenanc'd. 

Nov. 9, 172O. W. Poulkes to H. (Rawl. 5. 112). Deferred answering 
H.'s letters until Sir T. Sebright's return. Mr. Drake and Mr. Lewis desire 
to be booked as constant subscribers* [PS.] Avesbury may be delivered to 
Mr. Hughes. 

Nov. 7-12.] VOLUME XC, PAGES 117-125 187 

Nov. 11 (Fri.). On Wednesd. Night last (Nov. 9* h ) died in S*. Gyles's 
Parish, Ox on., D r . Hugh Wynne. This Worthy Person, who took the 
Degree of Bach, of Civ. Law, July 13, 1667, and that of Dr. in the same 
Faculty, May n th , 1672, was deprived of his Fellowship of All-Souls 
College, & of his Chancellorship of S*. Asaph, upon the late wicked 
Revolution, for his Loyalty, since which he lived privately for the most 
part in Oxford. He was a learned Man, but never published any thing. 
He was carried out of Town this Morning to be buried 1 . He was 
the first deprived in Oxford at the Revolution, and the Thing was done 
about Midnight, as I think I had it from himself. (But of this there is 10 
mention before in one of these Vols. 2 , if I am not mistaken.) I have 
often heard him complain of the Ingratitude of the present Warden of 
All Souls, D r . Gardiner, whom he assisted very much in his Encounters 
with the Fellows, with Relation to his Negative Voice, the Warden being 
not able to gain his Point without D E . Wynne's Directions, for w * 1 , 
however, the Warden afterwards slighted and despised him. This worthy 
D r . was the Man also that put a Stop to the selling of Fellowships 
in All-Souls College, as I have often heard him say ; and I have as often 
heard him likewise say that he always voted for the poorest Candidates 
for Fellowships in y* College, provided they were equally qualifyed ao 
in other respects, a thing not practised now. 

Nov. 12 (Sat.). On Sunday, Oct. 30^, 1720, M. Anne Harding 
was married at London to M r . Hatsell, eldest Son of Baron, or Judge, 
Hatsell. He is Gentleman Commoner of Jesus, & she is the Daughter 
of M r . Francis Harding & Joane, his Wife, whom I have mentioned 
formerly. Her Father, who was Cook of Oxford, was a Roman 
Catholick, but was very honest. Her Mother was Sister to M r . Nicols, 
last Year Mayor 'of Oxon. Perhaps the Daughter may have about 
300 libs. Fortune, whereas her Husband {to whom she is just married) is 
worth at least 10000 libs. He hath y e Character at Jesus College 30 
of being a very sober, studious, virtuous Gentleman. He is thick of 

Nov. 12, 1720. Gilbert Knowles to H. (Rawl. 7. 137). [Written on 
his Proposals for printing Materia Medica Eotanica, Oct. 3, 1720.] ' About two 
years ago, I had by D r . Mead's Means y e honour of your company at Oxford. 
I still retain a grateful Sense of y e great Civilities you were pleas'd to shew 
me. I have at length ventur'd to appear in publick by y e advice of some friends. 
I wish it may meet with y e success of your accurate Edition of Gulielmus 
Neoburgensis, which makes a glittering show in every learned Man's Library, 
and a brighter, when dipt into. 'Tis what, indeed, I have not y e vanity to 
expect, altho I cannot altogether blame fortune ; for I have met with better 
than I ever durst propose to my self, Many of y e eminent Physicians having 
subscrib'd to it, & among y e rest, your Friend^ y e famous D r . Mead, to whom 
I must owe y e greatest obligations, & y e Ingenious D r . Friend. Many Persons 
of quality have done me y e same honour. I hope I may have some small share 

1 He was carried to Blechingdon, 6 Miles from Oxon., & buried in the Church there. 
3 Vol. 37, p. 163. 


hearing, & is grave, & 'twas a surprize to hear of his Marriage, since he 
was not thought to be at all amorously inclin'd. His Wife is young, 
pretty handsome, & good natured. 

Nov. 13 (Sun.). This Day, in the Afternoon, preached at S*. Marie's 
in Oxon. D r . Dan. Stacy, Fellow of Magd. Coll. His Discourse was such 
as made (as I am told) all the Congregation laugh, fill'd with strange, odd 
Stuff, and containing nothing of Divinity, w cn is his usual way of 

Nov. 14 (Mon.). Last Week M r . Gunnis of Jesus College, Bach, of 
10 Div., told me of a strange old Inscription, in Welch, upon one of 
the Church Towers in Wales, in the Diocess of Bangor, done ftff^po(f>rj8ov 

Wov. 15 (Tu.) t Some time last Night 1 died one Sadler, near 
University College in Oxford. He was a Taylour of Note, & hath left 
behind him about 1 1 Children, having had 2 1 in all. 

Nov. 16 (Wed,). M r . Sam. Parker of Oxford, having finished the 

iBt Vol. of his Bibliothecar Biblica, containing Genesis, hath dedicated it 

to the ArchbP 8 , BP*, the Clergy, & the two Universities, and calls 

himself their Son, which those of the Nonjurors as altogether differ from 

30 the complying Clergy look upon as a Crotchet, 

Nov. 17 (Th.). Mr. Michael Mattaire having lately published at 
London Bonefacij Basia (won are smutty Poems), it hath gained him some 

Nov. 19 (Sat,). Some time this Term the University of Oxford 
conferr'd the Degree of D r . of Div. upon M r . John Wall, for the good 
Service he hath done by his History of Infant Baptism. It was done by 

in your interest & diffusive goodness. Y e favour shall be acknowledged, if you'l 
be pleas'd to let me have y e honour of a line.' 

Nov. 13, 1720. Lord Harley to H. (Rawl. 8. 182). Received book, 
with thanks. Account of fordun's Scotichronicon in Ld. Oxford's library. 
[PS.] Please accept enclosed note. 

Nov. 17, 1720. J. Anstis to H. (Rawl. i. 90). ' I sent you D r . Thorp's 
letter, but have not had time to write that worthy Gentleman an ace* thereof, 
who proposes y r printing M r . Darell's Hist, of Dover in our Office, & a MS. 
on the same subject of Fran. Thinne in M r , Pepys's library.' [See Diary, p. 189.] 
Has just glanced at the Textus: could have explained some of Sir Edward 
Dering's notes. The Professions of the Bishops is a transcript from the Cotton 

Nov. 18, 1720. H. to Lord Harley (Diaries, 90. 128). Thanks for 
letter and note for ^2 1 : the latter is a new instance of his lordship's generosity. 
Finds that Ld. Oxford's MS. of Fordun was written A. D. 1464, but wants to 
know how late the history is continued. 

1 About 7 Clock, tho' the bells did not ring 'till 1 2 this day. He was buried at 
S*. Marie's in Oxon., on Friday Night, Nov. 17, 1720. He was buried in the Church. 

Nov. 12-22.J VOLUME XC, PAGES 125-135 189 

M r . Trap hath printed an English Translation of Virgil, in 4*, in two 
Volumes, which is justly condemned as neither Poe'try nor any ways well 
done. Yet he himself looks upon it as admirable. 

M r . Anstis tells me that D r . Thorpe of Rochester proposes to him my 
printing M r . DareU's Hist, of Dover in the Heralds' Office, and a MS. on 
the same Subject of Franc. Thinne in M r . Pepys's library. He says the 
D r . certainly judges right, but their book being in their Corporate 
Capacity (wherein he hath only two Votes), he cannot answer for their 
concurrence. However, if I get the other, he will in a Chapter propose 
it. And he should think his Brethren should not deny such a request 10 
even from himself, but more especially when it relates to the information 
of the publick ; and in case these should be published, he will supply me 
with some other things upon the same Subject. 

Nov. 20 (Sun.). About half a Year since, died of a good old age the 
Reverend M r . George Plaxton, a Cambridge Man. He was a very 
ingenious Man and a good Scholar. He loved Antiquities. He lived of 
late Years much at my Ld Gower's. 

Nov. 21 (Mon.). Yesterday was a very wet day from early in the 
Morning 'till near two Clock in the Afternoon, when there was a very 
violent Storm of Wind from ab* two 'till 5, the Wind North West, but 20 
accompanied with little or no Rain. 

Nov. 22 (Tu.). About a Fortnight or 3 Weeks since, died at 
London the Lady Holford, Widow of Sir W Holford, Baronett. Her 
Maiden Name was Elizabeth Lewis, being the Daughter of one Lewis, 
a Coachman of Stanton S'. John's near Oxford. Being a handsome, 
plump, jolly Wench, one M r . Harbin, who belong'd to the Custom 
House, & was a Merchant, and very rich, married her, and dying, all he 
had came to her. For tho' she had a Son by him, who was Gentleman 
Commoner of X* Church (& y e only Child, as I have been inform'd, she 
ever had), yet he died very young, to her great Grief. After this, 30 
Sir William Holford married her, chiefly for her Wealth (her beauty 
being then much decayed), he being but poor himself, but dyed before 
her, & what he had came to his Son, Sir W m Holford, who died very 
lately 1 , being Batch, of Arts and Fellow of New-College, a rakish, 
drunken Sot, & would never acknowledge his Mother in Law, for w ch 
she allow'd him nothing, & so he dyed poor. This Woman dyed very 
rich (in the 70^ year, or thereabouts, of her Age), & hath left a vast 
deal to several Charitable Uses. She was buried on Thursday Night 
(Nov. 17), in great State, in the Church of S*. Alhallows'-Steyning, near 
that of Sir William, her late Husband. The' Blew-Coat Boys belonging 4 

Nov. 22, 1720. M. Johnson, jun., to H. (Rawl. 7. 96). By troubling 
a friend, has got the Textus, with which he is much pleased. As Mr. Rawlin- 
son looks upon it as too much trouble to deliver books, has engaged Mr. Innys 
to do so. Wishes to be a constant subscriber. 

1 Not a year agoe. 


to Christ-Hospital walk'd before the Corps in Procession, singing of 
Psalms, and 27 Clergymen attended at the Funeral. 

Nov. 23 (Wed.). Yesterday Morning died M r . Richard Higges, 
Bookbinder of Oxford 1 . 

This Day died M r . Browne, of Littlemore, near Oxford, in the 72* 
Year of his Age. He was a Wealthy Yeoman. 

This Morning, at 9 Clock, was a Congregation, in w ch no other 
Business was done but what relates to M r . Kennett, Commoner of Merton 
College, and Son of D*. White Kennett, BP of Peterbrough. This 

10 M r . Kennett, intending next Election to stand for a Fellowship of Merton 
College, & being but 3 years' standing, claims the Privilege of his being 
a BP' S Son, by virtue of which he might proceed Bach, of Arts at 3 Years' 
standing, whereas otherwise 4 Years or 16 Terms would be requisite. 
The Words of the Statute are (Tit vi. i) : Statuium est quod Scholares 
infacultate Artium, antequam Gradum Baccalaureatus suscipiant, quatuor 
annos integros sive sedecim Terminos, numerandos a die Matriculationis, \in 
studio Artium, $ inpublicis Lectoribus 2 ,J prout Statuia requirunt, diligenter 
audiendis,inAcademia (hoc est, minime in Domo privata cujusquamhospitantes 
seu victitantes, sed in Collegia vel Aula quapiam absque dolo malo degentes) 

30 ponere teneantur ; Exceptis Filijs Baronum in superiori Domo Parliamenti 
suffragij Jus habenttum, ac Filijs natu maximis Baronettorum $ Equitum 
Auratorum, quibus indulget Academia (modo ne Collegij alicujus Socij, aut 
Scholar es sive Alumni fuerint, ea etiam conditione, ut sub hujusmodi titulo in 
Matriculam Universitatis relatifuerinf), post integrum Triennium in study's 
Academicis completum (vel etiam Baronum Filijs , intra brevius temporis cur- 
riculum, si Cancellario videbitur), ut prastitis Exercitijs ad eum Gradum 
requisitts, Gradum Baccalaureiin Artibus ambtre possint. But notwithstand- 
ing this Claim, he was denyed 3 Times, and the reason was given in to 
the Vice-Chancellour. The Vice-Chancellour, it seems, was not willing 

30 himself to stand the Brunt, but went out of Town on Sunday Morning 
last (a bitter, rainy, windy Day) to Winchester, to his Friend and Crony, 
D r . Cob, Warden of Winchester, & left D r . Mather, President of Corpus, 
his Pro-Vice-Chanc. On Monday last, in the Afternoon, was a Meeting 
of the Heads at the New Printing House. D r . Charlett afterwards told 
a Friend of mine that Kennett's Business was then considered, & y* the 
Heads were unanimous that he ought to have it, but that the Proctor, 
M r . Brunker of Jesus (the other Proctor being absent), was against it. 
This Day Charlett sat Vice-Chanc., & the reason was published in the 
Congregation, viz. that Kennett was not matriculated a BP' B Son, but only 

40 [a] D r .' 8 Son, which being express ag fc y e Statute, y e reason was look'd 
upon by about 3 Parts in four of the Congregation (w 6 ^ was a very full 
one) as just and valid. But then it was urg'd that his Father was not BP 
when his Son was matriculated, & therefore he could not be matriculated 
as the Son of a BP, but, however, in Equity ought to have the Privilege. 
But this was look'd upon as frivolous, as it is certainly, the Words of the 
Statute being to be kept closely to in this Case, unless he could have got 

1 And was buried at S*. Peter's in the East, by his Father & Mother, on Friday 
Night following, Nov. 25. 

2 [Hearne has omitted these words in brackets.] 

Nov. 22-23.] VOLUME XC, PAGES 135-148 191 

a Dispensation by the Chancellor's Letter, w ch would not have been 
granted, I believe, in Convocation. Now the reason being look'd upon 
by such a vast Majority as good, and consequently his Grace being 
deny'd, all ought to have acquiesc'd. But D r . Charlett, being zealous for 
Kennett, claim'd a Negative, by w ch he pretended that unless himself 
had consented to the reason, it ought to be look'd upon as invalid. And 
this he did by virtue of the Statute, which runs thus (Tit. ix. 7) : Cum 
vetera Statuta singulis Magistris Regentibus earn concedant libertatem, ut 
quivis, si modo velit, pro arbitrio suo, ter cujusquam Gratiam, suspendendo, 
denegare possit, Ordinatum est quod quotiescunque Gratia aliqua tertio 10 
petita, vel ab uno vel a pluribus denegabitur, denegationis causa Vice- 
Cancellario $ Procuratoribus eodem die ostendetur, $ probationes coram 
cisdem summarie proferentur ; Qua causa, fy probatio ejusdem, celato nomine 
objicientis, in proxima Congregatione publicabitur ; $, si Vice-Cancellario, 
Procuratoribus, fy majori parti Regentium justa videbitur, turn Gratia 
denegata censebitur ; 6f qui supplicavit, per annum integrum ad denuo 
supplicandum inhabilis reddetur- Quod si causa allegata minus justa 
aut probabilis videatur, Gratia quarto proposita pro concessa habeatur, nisi 
Vice-Cancellario, aut Procuratoribus, aut majori parti Regentium videbitur, 
aliam ob causam, deneganda. Now if the Words, si Vice-Cancellario, ao 
Procuratoribus, Sf majori parti Regentium justa videbitur, be to be under- 
stood conjunctly, so as the V. Ch. & Proctors, & y e Greater Part of the 
Congregation must all in particular agree, then Charlett was in the right. 
But this is an Interpretation that was never before put upon them, and it 
was done now by the Instigation of that proud Tyrant, D r . Bern. 
Gardiner, Warden of All Souls, who was present at the Congregation, 
and made a Speech, such a one as it was, in behalf of Kennett. Should 
such an Interpretation be allow'd of, what occasion is there to bring the 
Proctors & Masters together in the House, when, if the V. Ch. be 
against the others, the Meeting will signify nothing ? Nay, if there 30 
should be at any time a Dissent of the Proctors & Masters from the 
V. Ch., as it may be always, there can be no such thing as giving 
a Degree in Congregation, but it must devolve to the Crown, & so be 
given by Mandamus. Now, as this Interpretation is very absurd and 
ridiculous, & Charlett was hiss'd at for it, so 'tis express against the 
words of the Statute in another Place, in 3. Tit. ix. For there 'tis said : 
Quod nihil in hac Venerabili Congregatione decernatur, cut Cancellarius, 
sive Vice-Cancellarius, vel ambo Procurator es, sive eorum Deputati, vel 
major pars Magistrorum necessario $ ad placitum Regentium^ qui inter- 
fuerint (quorum numerum novenario minorem esse non oportet), consensum 40 
non adhibuerint ; sed pro non concesso habeatur, si vel Vice-Cancellarius 
ejusve Deputatus, vel ambo Procuratores, eorumve Deputati, vel major pars 
Magistrorum necessario <$f ad placitum Regentium, dissenserint. Since, 
therefore, much the greater Part of the Congregation were against his 
having his Degree, there is no doubt but he was legally deny'd, and tho' 
D r . Charlett & one of the Proctors (namely, Slokok of Pembroke, who 
is Junior Proctor, & look'd upon as a sort of Presbyterian), as well 
as some others, were for Kennett, yet it is justly look'd upon as given 
against him by the V. Ch. and Proctors, and the Major Part of the 
Congregation, since their single Votes are not to be look'd upon as any 50 


thing against such a Majority, this being the Rule in other Cases, and 
was ever follow'd 'till now. But now, notwithstanding Kennett was 
deny'd, and that very justly, his Degree for the reason abovesaid, yet 
because Charlett declar'd that his Grace ought to be look'd upon as 
granted, unless it were propos'd a 4 th time, and denyed for another reason, 
the Congregation thought fit (to prevent any troubles that might arise 
about this Affair) to let it be propos'd the 4 th time, there being then not 
the least shadow of reason for Charlett's standing against them, & 
pretending it invalid, provided it were denyed either by the Proctors, or 

10 by the Major part of the Congregation. Accordingly, Russell of 
Merton College, Tutor to Kennett, propos'd it a 4 th Time, having leave 
so to do, and 'twas deny'd, and a reason was given by the major part of 
the Congregation, viva voce, viz. that he did not stand that day in the 
Proscholion (commonly called Pig-market) of the Divinity School, as he 
ought to have done. For thus the Statute (Tit. ix. Sect. Hi. i) : Ac 
insuper, ul in Scholar Theologica Proscholio, statim a cessatione pulsationis 
CampattfB, singulis diebus quibus Gratia proponelur, Habitu Gradui 
competente, 6f nudato capite, durante toto tempore Congregationum se prce- 
senlem sistat. There is one Thing in this Affair that I wonder was not 

a taken notice of, and that is that Kennett was not entered or matriculated 
Baronis filius. For, unless any one be a Baron's Son, or the eldest Son 
either of a Baronet or a Knight, and matriculated as such, he cannot by 
Statute have this Privilege. A BP' B Son is not mentioned. So y* had 
D r . Kennet been a BP when his Son was entered, and his Son been entered 
Episcopi filius, yet this would not have done if the Statutes be observed. 

[pp. 152-156 are blank.] 

Nov. 27 (Sun.). On Friday Morning (Nov. 18, 1720) my Friend, 
M r . Edward Arblaster, Gent. Commoner of Christ-Church, left that 

Nov. 24, 1720. Iiord Harley to H. (Rawl. 8. 183). Received letter, with 
proposals for printing the Life of Dr. John Barwick. Has sent fuller account 
of Fordun. The MS. will be sent next week to Dr. Stratford, who will 
deliver it to H. [PS.] When may Robert of Avesbury be expected ? 

Nov. 24, 1720. G. Knowles to H. (Rawl. 7. 133). 'I return you my 
unfeigned thanks for your kind and obliging letter. I cannot be so vain as to 
think that my undertaking is any ways so serviceable to y e learn'd common- 
wealth as your most curious & elaborate pieces you so often oblige y e world 
with ; but I believe nobody has attempted y e like before in every respect. 
As for your interest, I doubt not of it in y e least : I desire no more than your 
good word, which will be of great weight among y e learned. . . . Your bare 
name recommends whatever you undertake, so that no sollicitation is wanting. 
... I look upon it as [a] great favour that you proffer to clap in your ad- 
vertisements my Prop[o]sals.' 

Nov. 26, 172O. A. Wescombe to H. (Rawl. n. 90). Found H.'s of the 
aist at the coffee-house. Glad he received the 25^. for the Textus. 'I am 
not a litle pleased with your designe of printing Fordon's Scotichronicon. . . . 
I should think such a work would well become a folio, as likewise many of 
your Subscribers do ; but as I don't doubt but that in this Case you will 
Consult & please your particular friends & benefactors, so I shall rest con- 
tented with what you shall do, whateuer mine owne desires may be.' Hopes 
H. has a more complete MS. than that of St. Benedict of Cambridge. 
Remarks on John de Fordun. 

Nov. 23-Dec. l.] VOLUME XC, PAGES 148-165 193 

College, and went to his Father, at Longdon in Staffordshire. This 
young Gent, is very honest, and is very studious of Antiquities. 

Nov. 29 (Tu.). M r . Bourchier of Worcester College told me last 
Night that having been lately at Glastonbury, he found the Ruins much 
as they were about 20 Years agoe. 

H. Randolph, A. B. ex M&Q XM, printed a Lat. Poem, folio, intit., 
Chichlseus. Pr. a few years since. 

Advice to the Clergy : A Sermon preached at the Primary Visitation 
of John, Lord BP of Oxford, on Thursday, July 19, 1716, at S*. Mary's 
Church, Oxon. By Timothy Awbrey, D.D. ; Lond., 1716, 4 (upon i 
Matth. xxii. 21). 

The said D r . Aubrey, who had been Fellow of New Coll., died 
in 1720, being then Rector of Stan ton S*. John's, near Oxon. He was 
formerly a Traveller, & then pick'd up several curious Books. He was 
a very proud Man, & dull, & a great Whig. 

Nov. 30 (Wed.), The twenty seven Clergymen who attended, on 
the 1 7 th inst., at the Funeral of the Lady Holford, had each a Legacy of 
jol. left by her Ladyship. Besides which, she has left eleven Exhibitions, 
of about twenty Pounds yearly each, to be bestowed on Charter-House 
Scholars only, such as were bred on the Foundation, and sent by the ao 
Election of the Governors of the Charter-House to the University of 
Oxford. Five of these Exhibitions are to be in Christ-Church, two in 
Pembroke-College, two in Worcester College, and two in Hart-Hall. Any 
Scholar bred in the Charter-House Foundation, being an Undergraduate 
in what College soever, is capable of being chosen, and these Elections 
are to be made after publick Examination of the Candidates in the Halls 
of the said Colleges, and the Persons thus chosen are to hold the said 
Exhibitions no longer than eight Years. 

Dec. 1 (Th.). 

The King's most gracious Declaration to all his Loving Subjects 3 

of what rank and degree soever \ 

The eyes of our People having reach'd our ears at this distance, We deem it 
incumbent upon us to declare in this publick manner our Paternall concern 
for their Sufferings. 

We are well satisfy'd that God has long since touch'd their hearts, and that 

Nov. 28, 1720. H. to Lord Harley (Diaries, 90. 157). Remarks on the 
MS. of Fordun in the Harleian Library. Avesbury almost finished, but cannot 
be delivered until after Christmas. 

Dec. 1, 1720. B. Bridges to H. (Rawl. 3. 93). 'Your letter finding my 
Bro r in a very ill state of Health, which still continues, He desir'd me to 
acquaint You that hereafter He begs to be excus'd from Subscribing to your 
next book of Avesbury, r*c., for any others than these following' (named). 
His brother thinks the Catalogue of Joscelyn's books too faulty to be printed. 
' As to Fordun, BP Nicholson is so very particular in his Scotch Library con- 
cerning Him, that it seems to need no other enquiry.' The MS. in the 

1 I look upon it as a meer Sham. 


their Affections are with us : We now hope the same Almighty Power has 
open'd their eyes to shew them a sure and safe way to be their own Deliverers 
by uniting in our Restoration. 

Whilst our Countrey remain'd in any tollerable Condition of prosperity, we 
were the less sensible of our misfortunes ; but now that so great a Calamity is 
brought on it by avarice of a few Misscreants, our tenderness for its re- 
establishment in Plenty and Peace encreases our Impatience to return to our 
Dominions, not so much out of a Desire to find Justice our selvs as to do it 
to others, and to have an opportunity to shew our selvs the Father of our 
10 People. 

We wish for no other Method for this our mutuall Deliverance but by the 
Repentance and Unanimity of our own Subjects, that all past erro[r]s may 
be effac'd by their future behaviour : that such a Restoration may be effected 
as was that of our Royal Uncle, K. Charles the 2 d , without the least bloodshed, 
domestick disturbance, or obligation to forreign assistance : that the King and 
his People may meet and embrace with hearts overflowing with affection: 
that Trade may again flourish, Credit and Publick Faith be restor'd, and 
honest Industry be encourag'd. We call God to witness, who inspects and 
directs the hearts of Kings, that our ambition is not so much to wear the 
20 Crown of our Ancestors, as to shew that we deserve it. 

But whatever Fate may attend our own Person, the Pregnancy of the 
Queen at this very time gives us a near prospect, by the blessing of God, 
of a joyfull encrease of the Royall Family in the right Line. How far such 
blessings may multiply hereafter remains in the breast of Providence ; but this 
is certain, that as long as there is One Heir to the Crown (English born) re- 
maining disposses'd, it's impossible Contention should dye, or Brittain should 
be happy. 

We are unwilling to enter into personall reflections upon any Soveraign 
Prince. We disdain to set so ill an example ; but experience may have 
30 convinc'd you that no People can be happy under the Yoak of a Forreigner, 
let his Professions be what they will, let his intentions be what they will ; yet 
innate Love to his Countrey will allways subsist and be prevalent, and indeed 
ought to be so : for what virtue is either so naturall to a Prince, or so com- 
mendable in him, as affection to his own People ? 

As our Birth was English, so is our heart entirely English, and alltho' driv'n 
from our Cradle to wander an Exile in Forreign Countreys, our Education has 
also been truely English. We have made the Constitution of oyr Countrey 
our first study, and in that search have been delighted to find that our ancient 
Laws have provided every thing that a just and reasonable King can desire 
40 either for his felicity or grandeur : And 'tis that ancient Constitution we wish 
to see restor'd with our Person, and being Restor'd, resolve to maintain. 

We conjure you, therefore, not to let slip the present opportunity of 
employing your thoughts, and of joyning your hearts and hands to attain 
so desirable an end ; and we promise, on the word of a King, that upon our 

Longuerille Library consists only of notes extracted by Robert Beale for his 
own use ; ' & the publishing of this Historian [Fordun] will require a good deal 
of consideration, & y e greatest assistance of y r Friends, because of y e Price, 
& my Brother wishes it may turn to account.' 

Dec. 1, 1720. B. Gale to H. (Rawl. 6. 29). 'I am glad Fordun has 
so near a prospect of coming abroad intire. . . . The chapters you mention 
to be wanting, I think would be better omitted than publisht, . . . but if you 
shall be determined to have them, let me know your mind, and I will get them 
transcribed. ... As to y e number of Copys, you are the best judge ; . . . a 
Medium I think the most eligible, severall people prizing their money more 
than the Scarcity of a book.' 

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first Accession to the Throne, We will so referr the State of the Nation, under 
all its heads of Grievance, to a free Parliament, that you shall have no body to 
blame but your selvs, if the least Article should be wanting to your future 
security and happiness. 

J. R. 

Giv'n at Rome, this io th day of Oct r , 1720, 
and in the ip th year of our Reign. 

Dec. 2 (Pri.). One Payne hath published, in a thick 8, 
D r . Cumberland late BP of Peterborough's History of Sanchoniatho, a 
thing much scouted, as is also the Publisher's Preface. 1 

Dec. 3 (Sat.), Yesterday Morning died of the small Pox one 
Sheppard l , a Servitour of Queen's Coll., Oxon., and was buried, in the 
Evening, in S fc . Peter's Church Yard in the East. 

This Morning died, of a violent Feaver (after 3 or 4 Daies' Sickness), 
M r . John Scandrett, M.A., and Schoolmaster of X* Ch. He took his 
Master's Degree, March 15, 1710. He was about 35 Years of Age, 
was a sober, diligent, ingenious Man, a good Scholar and Preacher, and 
successfull in his School. His Father and Mother are both living, and 
he was a good Friend to both. His Father was formerly a Mercer, but 
Misfortunes coming upon him, he gave over his Trade, and now sells 30 
Ale in Oxford, and his Mother is a sort of Millener *. 

Dec. 4 (Sun.). Memorand. that BP Lesley's Hist, of Scotland, in 
Lat., pr. at Rome in 10 Books, is very rare. Being about an Edition of 
John de Fordun's Scotichronicon, I happened to meet with the Book, in 
an Auction this Michaelmass Term at Oxford, for twelve shillings, 
which was look'd upon as an extravagant large Price, & one Fletcher, 
a Bookseller of Oxford, afterwards told me he had one y* lay in his shop 
several Years, & nobody would buy it, but that afterwards a London 
Bookseller bought it of him for three half Crowns. But this I perceive 
since to be a Lye. Also M r , Timothy Thomas, M.A. and Student of X* 3 
Church, told me more than once that he bought one, in an Auction 
at Oxford, much cheaper than mine, for D r . Stratford, Canon of Christ- 
Church. Being to-day with D r . Stratford (who delivered to me a MS. of 
Fordun, lent me out of my L d Oxford's Library by my L d Harley's 
Interest), I ask'd him whether he had this Book of Lesley's. He said 
not, and that M r . Thomas was under a great Mistake, & he urg'd me to 
part with mine to himself at w* Price I pleas'd. But this I declin'd. 

Dec. 4, 1720. H. to [R. Mead] (Rough draft, Diaries, 90. 172). 
Avesbury almost finished, and waiting only for the advertisement of Fordun. 
Will print 70 large copies at three guineas, and 130 small at two guineas. 
Before doing anything, wants R. M.'s opinion. [PS.] Has written to 
Mr. Rawlinson. 

Dec. 4, 1720. H. to [T. Bawlinson] (Rough draft, Diaries, 90. i72 b ). 
Has just written to Dr. Mead about Avesbury and Fordun. Wants T. R.'s 
opinion about the number of the latter. 

1 See below, under Dec. 18. 

3 He was buried in S*. Martin's, or Cairfax, Church, on Monday Night, Dec. 5 th . 

O 2 


Dec. 6 (Tu.). There is just printed, in folio, a Lat. Poem intit., 
Commercium cum Mari Australi. It is said to have been pr. at the 
Theater in Oxford, and the Author is said to be M r . Randolph of All 

Dec. 7 (Wed.). Last Sunday one Nicholls, a famous -Quaker of 
Oxford (being about 90 Years old), was buried at the Quakers' Burying 
Place in Magd. Parish in Oxford. The Funeral at the Meeting Place 
continued from about 8 Clock in the Morning 'till about 2 Clock in 
y e Afternoon. This Nicolls was the chief of that Sect in and about 
10 Oxford. 

There have been vast Rains of late for almost whole Days together, 
and particularly Yesterday it continued raining very hard from very 
early in the Morning 'till near nine Clock at Night, without ceasing. 

Dec. 8 (Th.). On Monday, Nov. 28 (last), being the last Day of 
the Lawyers' Term, Alexander Denton, Esq., Sollicitor General to his 
Royal Highness the Prince of Wales (as they call him), mov'd for Leave 
to file an Information against Francis Newton and Thomas Gunston, 
Esquires, two Justices of the Peace for the County of Somerset, for 
refusing to Summon suspected Persons to take the Oaths according 
20 to an Act of the first of King George ; and the Court made a Rule that 
the Defendants should shew Cause why an Information ought not to be 
filed against them. N3. The said M r . Denton was of Edm. Hall, 
a Commoner, being a little my Junior. He was there a plodding Student, 
of no bright Parts, morose and sower. Thence he went to the Inns of 
Court, was noted for a great Whig, & got into good Business. His Seat 
and Estate is Hilsden in Buckinghamshire. 

Dec. 9 (Fri.). About a Fortnight since, M r . Thomas Lamprey, M.A., 
Chaplain of Christ-Church, was made Vicar of Magdalen Parish in 
Oxon., in room of M r . Harrison, deceased. And whereas M r . Lamprey 
30 was Vicar of Cowley, he is obliged to quit that, & M r . Jones (commonly 
called Vinegar Jones), Student of X' Ch., is put into his Place. It must 
be now known that M r . Le Hunt, Student of X* Ch. (and a most 
ingenious, sensible Man), ask'd the Dean and Canons to be Vicar of 
Magd. Parish, & 'twas very just that a Student (especially one of his 
Merits) should be preferr'd to a Chaplain. But D r . Stratford, & some 
others, being a great Enemy of M r . Le Hunt's, and, among others, even 
the BP of Chester (who told M r . Le Hunt that, notwithstanding the 

Dec. 6, 1720. E. Mead to H. (Rawl. 8. 64). Glad Avesbury is finished. 
Thinks 200 copies of Fordun will be sufficient. 'As there is a great demand 
for large Paper Books, I don't know whether You might not Print an equal 
Number of large and small Paper, rather than 70 large and 130 small.' Will 
shortly send a little piece he has printed about the Plague. 

Dec. 9, 1720. H. to T. Rawlinson (Rawl. 34. 91). Thanks for box 
of books safely received. 'Those you give me I will keep as a farther 
Testimony of your generous kindness.' Account of subscriptions received. 
'This Morning the Vice-chancellour gave us leave to print John Fordun's 
Scotichronicon. ... I print only two hundred Copies, viz. 100 l[arge] and 
zoo small.' 

Deo. 6-13.] VOLUME XC, PAGES 173-184 197 

reasonableness of the Thing, he was resolv'd to be against him), after 
a long Demur, it was given for M r . Lamprey. The Dean himself told 
M r . Le Hunt that he thought it nothing but just that a Student should be 
considered before a Chaplain, and yet was sway'd by Le Hunt's Enemies. 
D r . Stratford and the rest pretended that Chaplains used always to have 
this Place, and yet M r . Harrison's immediate Predecessor was M r . Gilbert 
Lake, who was Student of Christ Ch., and not Chaplain. 

Tho' D r . Harrison was elected Camden Reader of History the 
beginning of Easter Term last (viz. May 2 d ), yet he did not read his first 
Lecture 'till this Day, which is the last Day of Reading this Term, the 10 
Term ending next Week. Which in some measure makes good what 
one said of him (viz. a certain D r . of Div v who came from London on 
purpose to serve him), when he saw that he did not read in Easter Term, 
namely, D r . Harrison will take care to make the Place very easy to 

Dec. 1O (Sat.). This Morning, at nine Clock, was a Convocation 
for disposing of a Parsonage in Devonsh., fallen to the University by the 
Patron's being a Papist. Candidates were M r . Charles Reeve, M.A. and 
Chaplain of New-Coil., M r . Question, M.A. and Fellow of Exeter Coll., 
and one M r . Brooke, Bach, of Arts and Chaplain of All Souls College, ao 
The first carried it, having almost double the Votes of the other. There 
were about 200 voted in all. But these Parsonages seldom or never 
prove of benefit to the Persons elected by the Univ., it being either 
, difficult to prove the Patrons Papists, or else it being usual for the 
Patrons to make their Rights over to others qualify'd to present by Law. 

Dec. 11 (Sun.). Last Night was buried in S fc . Peter's Church in the 
East, Oxon., old M rs . Taylor of y* Parish, whose Husband, a Glasier of 
the same parish, died, & was buried in the same Church, a few years 
agoe. She was upwards of 70, & had laid bedrid about half a year. 

[Notes of a printed book omitted.] 30 

Dec. 13 (Tu.). On Sunday Night last (Dec. n) was buried in 
S fc . Marie's Church in Oxford, M M . Stanley, a Virgin of about 30 Years ot 
Age, who died of a Consumption in Oxford, on Monday, Dec. 5 th , and 
is said to have desired to lye in her bed two Days after she was dead, & 

Dec. 12, 1720. J. Anstis to H. (Rawl. i. 91). 'I had an occasion to 
look upon your print of the Largesses due to the heralds in M r . Thinne's 
discourse, p. 245, . . . which is now so very odd as (I guesse) very few, if any, 
can understand it. If you think you may haue any opportunity of amending 
it, I will send you the true readings. I could not omit to acquaint you 
herewith, And that your Copy must be the most faulty transcript that could 
be made by any person conversant in that Language.' [PS.] Promised himself 
H. would have inspected the book in the Bodleian Library about Pontefract 
House, which he begged him to do long ago. 

Dec. 13, 1720. H. to T. Rawlinson (Rawl. 34. 92). Has adjusted 
matters according to T. R.'s letter of the loth. Will print 200 only of Fordun. 
' As for having Copies lye by me, I do not care for it, whatever Gainer I might 
be. ... I am very sorry D r . Mead (who is so good a Man) should be so 
^imposed upon. M r . J n Bridges hath withdrawn four of the Subscriptions . . . 


not to be buried 'till six Days after. She was Daughter of Nic. Stanley, 
formerly Fellow of All-Souls Coll. (who accumulated the Degrees of 
Bach, and D r . of Physick as a Grand-Compounder, on June 28, 1690), 
by his Wife, Elizabeth, Daughter of M r . Punt, of the three Tun Tavern ; 
which Wife of his (commonly called Betty Punt) had a Fortune of about 
three thousand Pounds, and was a very pretty Girl. 

Dec. 14 (Wed.). My Friend, D r . Richard Mead, hath written a wise 
and judicious Discourse about the Plague, whereof a 2 d Ed. come [st'c] 
out immediately at London, before it could be dispersed in other Places. 

10 Dec. 16 (Fri.). M r . Wm l Wyat, M.A. and Student of X* Ch., is 
made Master of X* Ch. School, in room of M r . Scandret, deceased. This 
M r . Wyat is a young Man, just Master of Arts, but a good Scholar, & 
judg'd to be a proper Person for this Office. He is Son of M r . W^ 
Wyat, formerly Student of X fc Ch., afterwards Principal of S fc . Mary Hall, 
& Publick Orator of this University. He entered upon his Office 
yesterday. He was of the Charter House School. 
[Notes of a printed book omitted.] 

Dec. 17 (Sat.). Yesterday being a Publick Fast for preventing the 
Plague, which hath been so much of late at Marseilles & other Places in 

he used to be concern'd for, and M r . Whiteside all his. I say nothing of 
others. You may be secret in this. I thank you for telling me that people 
take it ill that I leave out Names. But sure I must not enter Persons for 
Subscribers that are not so.' [PS.] Longs to see Dr. Mead's book. 

Dec. 14, 1720. Francis Gwyn to H. (Rawl. 15. 54). 'Dear Tom, I 
beleive I have trespass! long upon your patience for not subscribing to you 
before, for my father, for the next book.' Encloses a guinea, Will pay for 
the others when he returns to Oxford. 

Dec. 15, 172O. H. to J. Anstis (Diaries, 90. 185). Thanks for proposal 
in letter of the ist. iAny Money, either from yourself or anyone else, in 
order to encourage my publishing of MSS., will be acceptable. But then, 
I cannot promise to come to London, and receive it there, when it may 
be paid here, as my other Subscriptions are.' Thanks for letter of the rath. 
The Vice-chancellor would be the proper person to apply to about Knollys. 
[PS.] ' I have kept your Proposal as a Secret, th6 I see no reason why 
I might not mention it to Friends.' When did Fordun die ? 

Dec. 16, 1720. C. Eyston to H. (Rawl. 5. 59). Asks H. to come over at 
Christmas for a few days. Is willing to give Fletcher 6j. for his Creccelius, 
if he has not parted with it 

Dec. 17, 172O. J. Anstis to H. (Rawl. i. 95). ' I beleiue I might some 
time since acquaint you that M r . Petyt gaue 400 u - to print out of his 
Collections what his Trustees should think fit, w ch Collections were after his 
death given to the Library of the Middle Temple. 'Tis very true there may 
be no discourse of his composing fitt to be published, but there are some MSS. 
& sundry Copies from Records and Historians that would make a good 
Meslange. ... I think it may be probable . . . that my recommendation may 
be accepted, And, not to make you any complem*, I think you (if you'd under- 
take it) the most proper person, but then it will require your residence here 
for that purpose, till the time I mentioned should be expired. The reason 
I mentioned of your not mentioning it was, because I might haue been 

1 [Dr. Bliss has written ' John ' in the margin.] 

Dec. 13-20.] VOLUME XC, PAGES 184-192 199 

France, the Sermon at S fc . Marie's, before the University, was preached 
by Mr. Newlin of Magd. Coll. 

Tho. Rawlinson, Esq., hath lent me A short Review of Cambridge 
under the Administration of King James the I2 d , compar'd with its present 
State under our Most Glorious King George, And design d for the 
Gentlemen of the University ; Lond., 1717,8; in 22 Pages. It is mostly 
Cant, tho' some Facts in it. 

P. 10, he notes that M r . Basset, Fellow of Caius College, was drawn 
over to Popery by Father Francis, at Cambridge. 

Dec. 18 (Sun,). On the Outside of the South Wall of S*. Peter's 10 
Church in the East, Oxford, is put up a small Monum* to M r . Shepperd, 
whom I have mentioned above, Dec. 2 *, on w cb there is this Inscription : 

Near this place 

lyeth y e Body 


who dyed Dec. y e a d , 1720, 

Aged H2. 

Dec. 19 (Mon,). Saturday Afternoon was very windy, as it was also 
a good part of the Night, and yesterday Morning was a great Storm of 
Lightning, Thunder, and Hail in Oxford, which is very remarkable, 20 
considering the time of Year ; as 'tis likewise remarkable that they write 
from Chester and Liverpool that about a fortnight agoe they had such 
a violent Storm of Rain, Thunder, and Lightning as hath not been 
known before in those Parts in the Memory of Man ; that it did a great 
deal of Damage by Land and Sea, and lasted from five in the Evening 
'till ten at Night. 

Dec. 20 (Tu.). I was told last Week by M r . Gagnier that D r . Grabe 
was once a Papist, and that he was so unsettled with respect to Principles 
that he differed from all the World. He also told me that D r . Grabe 

thought to haue taken too much upon me without previous Orders from the 
other Trustees, And [sic] I dared to mention anything further to them than 
that I had a person in my Eye who possibly might be desired to accept this 
Task.' Wants H.'s reply. Please send Avesbury to ' Honest Jack Murray.' 
'What I mentioned to you was the ill Copy whence you transcribed the 
Droicts, of w ch you might [have] had some perfect ones in the Museum.' 
Will inspect Glover's extracts from Fordun shortly. 

Dec. 17, 1720. K. Graves to H. (Rawl. 6. 130). Received letters of 
i5th and 25th ult., with the Textus and two MSS. Extremely pleased with 
the former. Has sent money for Avesbury, Dr. Barwick's Life, and the 
Oxford Almanack. Sends a MS. (unnamed) for H.'s perusal : wishes he 
would publish it. Has been very ill for the last month. 

Dec. 20, 1720. H. to [P. Gwyn] (Rough draft, Rawl. no. 124). 
'Dear Francis, I rec d your Letter and a Guinea with it. But it came too 
late for a Subscription. However, I will do what I can to secure you a Copy.' 
Is now printing Fordun's Scotichronicon. Wants to know whether there are 
any grounds for the assertion that Fordun was Abbot of Ford Abbey. Asks 
F. G. to look among his father's MSS. 

Dec. 20, 1720. J. Bridges to H. (Rawl. 28. 40). ' This is one of y e first 
Lettres I've bin able to write since my illnesse, & this day is my first of getting 

[Mistake for ' Dec. 3.'] 


once courted M rs . Smith, Daughter of Sir Sebastian Smith, the same that 
D r . Gardiner, Warden of All-Souls, married, and that he was very uneasy 
for want of a Wife. 

Dec. 21 (Wed.). There is just come out a Book intit., The History 
and Antiquities of the University of Cambridge. In two Parts, i. Of 
its Original & Progress in the remoter Ages, written above 300 years ago 
by Nicholas Cantalupe. ii. A Description of the present Colleges, with 
an Account of their Founders and Benefactors ; as also of the former 
Halls and Inns; and Catalogues of the respective Heads of those 

10 Foundations, and of the Bishops who had their Education there for above 
100 years: By the Reverend Mr. Richard Parker, B.D. and Fellow of 
Caius College, in the year 1622. To which are added, Several Charters 
granted to the Colleges, and some short Information concerning the 
Authors abovementioned. Lastly, A Catalogue of the Chancellors, and 
a Summary of all the Privileges granted to this Seminary of Learning by 
the English Monarchs, from a Manuscript in the Cotton Library, London; 
printed for J. Bateman, at the Hat and Star, J. Nicks, at the Dolphin and 
Crown in S*. Paul's Church-yard, and W. Boreham, at the Angel in 
Pater-Noster-Row, 1721, 80. (N3, This Book is a Grubstreet-Book, & 

20 both Cantalupe & Parker are nothing but Translations (as the Publisher 
even acknowledges) of what I had printed before in Latin, in w ch the 
Authors writ, the first at the End of Sprott's Chronicle, the second in 
Leland's Coll. The Publisher, whoever he be, or at least his Printer, is 
guilty of gross Mistakes, and among the rest hath printed even my Name 
wrong in his Title Page to Parker, where he hath Richard for Thomas.) 

Dec. 22 (Th.). At Rheson in Lincolnshire, the Minister's Chief 
Income is from the Tith of Ale. Hence Tho. Master, in p. 13 of his 
Iter Boreale, lent me by Tho. Rawlinson, Esq. : ' Atque hfc rem novam 

abroad.' Intends to put down all his subscribers for Avesbury, but as to 
Fordun, ' being a Book of price,' must have particular directions from each 
one. Gives names of several writers who mention Fordun. 

Dec. 21, 1720. H. to [J. Anstis] (Rough draft, Rawl. no. 51). 'Matters 
being as you represent them, I must desire to be excused from engaging in 
the Task you recommend to me. For (i st ) I cannot stir from Oxford till 
Fordun be done, w ch will take up a considerable time. (2) If I move at all, 
it must be upon advice of my other Friends, whom I must consult in the 
matter, w ch , it seems, I am not in this case you mention at liberty to do. 
(3) I am very unwilling to publish or meddle with any of M r . Petyt's 
Collections, I mean as to his own writings ; but as to his old MSS., if any of 
them are fit to be printed, I shall be ready to do it without any Gratuity out 
of M r . Petyt's Money, provided I have time, & I may have them sent hither, or at 
least copyed for me by some skillfull Hand. ... I thought you might have been 
able to have sent me ... a more accurate Copy of w l you mention about 
Heralds than that I us'd. But whereas you speak of y e Museum, you will find 
by what I have s d in my Preface y* my Copy agrees with w* is there.' 
Mr. Murray's copies of Avesbury are to be sent to Mr. Rawlinson. [PS.] 
Wants to know the names of the MSS. J. A. mentions as worth publication. 

Dec. 22, 1720. H. to A. Wescombe (Rough draft, Rawl. no. 116). 
Account of the MS. of Fordun which he is now printing. Thanks for critical 
remarks in last letter. 

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video, decimari Cervisiam \ ejusque maxime reditibus Parochum ali, quo 
mihi statim in mentem venit id, quod a combibonibus nostris vulg6 
occinitur, in uni Cervisia contineri omnia, cibum, potum, & vestimenta.' 

The said Tho. Master was Minister of Wickham, in the hundred of 
Loutheask in Lincolnsh., as himself tells us, ib. p. 14, a thing not noted 
by Ant. a Wood in Ath. Oxon, 

Dec. 23 (Fri.) About a Fortnight since, died the Reverend 
M r . Talbot, Archdeacon of Berks., Rector of Great Hendred in Berks., 
Prebendary and Treasurer of the Cathedral Church of Salisbury, and Son 
of D r . Wm Talbot, the present BP of that See. This M r . Talbot died of 10 
the small Pox, being about 27 Years of Age. He was (like his Father) 
a great Whig, but look'd upon as good natur'd, a Married Man, & 
handsome. He was formerly Gent. Com. of Oriel Coll., as was also his 

D r . David Wilkin the Prussian is made Prebendary of Canterbury by 
K. George, in room of D r . Turner of Greenwich, deceased. 

Dec. 24 (Sat.). This Morning, at to Clock, S*. Peter's Bell in the 
East rung for M r . Jos. Watkinson, Fellow of Merton College, & Minister 
of the said S*. Peter's Church. He took his Master of Arts' Deg., June 
28, 1709, & died at Merton Coll. last Night, about 10 Clock, of a Feaver, 20 
occasion'd by a violent Cold that he had catch'd about 7 Weeks before by 

Deo. 24, [1720]. T. Baker to H. (Rawl, 23. 16). ' I am glad you have 
met with such a perfect Copy of Fordun, with the Preface.' Account of two 
MSS. of Fordun. Sends Bale's book, as a present, by Mr. Drake, who 
intends to be in Oxford shortly. Mr, Rawlinson has at last promised Mr. D. 
the use of his copies. Can give no account of Lesley's book till after 
Christmas. ' Our public Building meeting with good encouragement, I hope 
may go on successfully, but their great design at King's College is like to be 
swallow'd up in the South Sea, where their money was lodg'd, w ch was once 
better then 20000 lib. What it is now, you can easily compute.' [PS.] Sub- 
scribes for Fordun. Leaves it to Dr. Mangey and Mr. Bentley to send the 

Dec. 24, 1720. E-. Gale to TL (Rawl. 6. 30). Hopes to dispose of 
proposals to advantage. Long account of the King's MS. of Fordun in the 
Cotton Library. Believes it will be very difficult to fix Fordun's age exactly. 
Hears there is a good copy of the MS. in the Advocates' Library at Edinburgh : 
it has no more of Fordun in it than H.'s copy, but has met with a more 
copious interpolator. Will send a transcript of Bower's Prologue, if desired. 
The MS. belonged to the Abbey of Paisley. 

[c. Dec. 24, 1720.] J. Anstis to H. (Rawl. i. 93). 'I cannot further 
explain my self about the terms of your coming to town, and if you had 
thought it not improper to haue accepted that motion, it would haue been 
some difficulty, in all probability, for me to haue procured the consent of 
5 other persons equally concerned with my self. But that matter being 
determined other ways by you, there will be no occasion of writing further on 
that Subject. If you had, or shall at any time, come to London, you will 
soon be convinced how much fuller the Libraries here are, with relation 
to our Affairs, than I suppose yours at Oxford are. That of the Cotton is an 


202 HEARNE'S COLLECTIONS [1720-1? : 

lying in Damp sheets in the Country. He was an ingenious Man, and 
a good Preacher, & well belov'd in S fc . Peter's Parish l . 

Dec. 25 (Sun., Xtmass Day). Last Night the great Bell at S*. John 
Baptist's Church rung out for M r . Thomas Herne, M.A. and Fellow of 
Merton College, who died at Woburne Abbey, of a Consumption, he 
being there as Tutor to the D. of Bedford. He was a young Man, a rank 
Whig, and hath published several Things. He was nothing related to 
the Writer of these Matters. 

Dec. 26 (Mon.). Mr. Collins of Magd, Coll. told me to-night 
10 M r . W m Richardes, Chaplain of All Souls, & afterwards Archdeacon of 
Berks, and Fellow of -Eaton Coll., & Mr. Will. Richards of Trin. Coll. 
both preached at S*. Marie's before the Univ., once on the same day, one 
in the Forenoon, the other in the Afternoon. He of Trin. Coll. was 
Author of the English Orator, Wallography, &c., & was a whimsical 
Man, but he of All Souls a most excellent Scholar, & a very ingenious 
Man, an admirable Preacher, & well beloved of all. M r . Collins told 
me that this M r . Richardes of All Souls was once call'd before the 
Heads of Houses in the Apodyterium, for preaching up[on] the Arminian 
Points, w ch some of the Auditors dislik'd. The Sermon was preached 
20 at S*. Marie's, & he was ordered to preach another Sermon by way of 
Recantation. Accordingly, he did so about 3 Weeks after ; but instead 
of recanting, he rather confirm'd what he said before, & concluded with 
these words, or to this Effect, that they should hear no more from him, 
upon these Matters, unless he had farther Trouble. 

Dec. 27 (Tu.), Last Thursday Morning (Dec. 22) died D r . Cade, 
an eminent Physician, at his House in the Old Bailey, Lond. 

Dec. 28 (Wed.), Edmund, ArchbP of Canterbury, commonly called 
S*. Edmund, founded the Virgin Chapell in Oxford, as I find by a Letter 

inexhaustible Treasury, and private Gentlemen haue many valuable remains.' 
More about the ' Droicts.' ' I suppose the brothers, the D r . & Lawyer Mead, 
& M r . Brydges . . . might be of Opinion you might haue better opportunities 
of going on with y r designs, if you resided here, therefore you may, if you 
please, advise with them.' 

Dec. 26, 172O. H. to C. Battely (Rawl. 39. 100). Hearty thanks for 
'many curious Informations' at Oxford and Islip. Thanks also for copy of 
Antiquities of Canterbury [see Diary, p. 166]: it may be sent by Godfrey's 
waggon. Wants account of the Catalogue of Henry VIII's library. [This 
letter was first dated Oct. 19.] 

Dec. 26, 172O. H. to [T. Kawlinson] (Rawl. i. 96). Account of his 
correspondence with Mr. Anstis about publishing Mr. Petyt's MSS. Wants 
T. R.'s opinion on the matter. ' 'Twould be rash (as I take it) for me to run 
after Uncertainties. Besides, these are not times for accepting of stated 
Pensions.' Avesbury is in the binder's hands. 

Dec. 27, 1720. J. Bridges to H. (Rawl. 28. 41). Has directions from 
Mr. Arundel to subscribe for Avesbury. [PS.] Brigadier Dormer and 
M r . Foley will subscribe for Fordun. 

He was buried in Merton Coll. Chapell, on Mond., Dec. 26th, at 4 Clock Afternoon. 

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of the Univ. of Oxford to the Pope, in an old MS. in S r Edw d Bering's 
Library, lent me by M r . Anstis, w cb MS. contains Matters about 

Dec. 29 (Th,). Sir Percy Freke, of X* Ch., Baronet, told me to-day 
that M r . Lethullier, Gent. Com. of Trinity College, hath a curious 
Collection of Coyns and Medalls, many of which are old Roman ones. 

Dec. 3O (Pri.). This Day, being at Godstowe, I view'd again the old 
Barn there, and found that they have pull'd down that p fc of the West side 
of it with the Mitred Head. I have printed this West side in the latter 
part of Guil. Neubr. But they have put up other Building, tho' not so 10 
high as before. I was told the occasion of pulling it down was for 
Stone to build a small House (being additional to that which was before) 
at the Fish Place just by, & the Man said that the Mitred Head was us'd 
for common Stone with the rest. 

Dec. 31 (Sat.). Mr. Collins of Magd. Coll. told me to-night that he 
hath got a MS. of Sandys's Speculum Europse, & that it had the Dedica- 
tion written by the Author's own hand, but that he lent the Book once 
to Ant. a Wood, & that it came home without the Dedication. He also 
told me that he hath got a MS. of Leycester's Common-wealth. 

Jan, 1 (Sun.), 172. There is just come out a posthumous Piece of 20 
D r . Grabe's about mixing the Sacramental Wine with Water, 8 V0 . It is 
in Latin and English. It was transcrib'd from the D r .' s Papers in the 
Bodlejan Library by M r , Sam. Jebb, and translated into Engl. by 
M r . Thomas Wagstaffe. 

Jan. 2 (Mon.). Dr. White Kennett hath lately published Monitions 
and Advices, being his Charge to his Clergy, in w ctl is strange Stuff, 
indeed, nothing but Cant & Flattery, & specious Pretences of Strictness 
of Life, whereas Kennett is known to have acted otherwise than he 
generally speaks. 

Jan. 3 (Tu,). We have an Account from Chester that they had lately 30 
the most violent Tempest that has been known in the Memory of Man ; 
it began at five in the Morning, and lasted till between eight and nine, 
attended all that Time with almost continual Thunder and Lightning, so 
terrible that the People were in the utmost Consternation, exspecting no 

Dec. 30, 1720. C. Eyston to H. (Rawl. 5. 60). Thanks for obliging 
letter. ' I expect to Morrow halfe a Doe, at the spending whereoffe I should 
bee mighty Glad to haue your good Company. If you will Favour me so farr, 
you may haue an opportunity of being acquainted w th S r Richard Moore, 
whom I designe to invite to Dinner either Sunday, Monday, or Tuesday Next. 
... If you come over, you shall see what Pits sayes of Fordun.' 

Dec. 31, 172O. J. Bridges to H. (Rawl. 28. 37), H. has not answered 
his two last letters. Desires him again to make up his account for Avesbury. 
There is something about Fordun in Selden's preface to Twysden's Decem 

Dec. 31, [1720]. M. G. Drake to H. (Rawl. 27 b . 277). Please send 
Avesbury to Dr. Dod in Essex, who will pay for it. 


less than that the City would have been set on Fire, and reduced to 
Ashes ; but we do not hear that any body sustain'd any Loss from the 
Lightning; however, they were not so spared by the Water. For the 
River Dee swelled to such a height as that it overflow'd its Banks, & 
broke into the City, where it has damaged the Goods in Ware-houses and 
elsewhere to a very considerable Value. The said Account I took from 
the News Papers, and I believe the Tempest happened the same Morning 
(viz. Dec. 1 8) that that did at Oxford, mentioned above. 

Jan. 4 (Wed.). D r . Winch Holdsworth of S*. John's College's Sermon 
10 upon the Resurrection (that he preached before the University, at 
S*. Marie's, on Easter Tuesday, 1719) is just come out, in 8 V , printed at 
the Theater. It must be remembred that this Sermon w ch he preached 
is different from that he delivered to the Repeater, tho' it ought to have 
been the same. This D r . Holdsworth is Brother of Mr. Rob. 1 Holds- 
worth, M.A., lately Fellow of Magd. Coll., who resign'd his Fellowship 
upon account of the Oaths. The D r . is Fellow of S*. John's, & hath also 
a good Character. 

Jan. 5 (Th.). I have rec d a Letter from White Waltham in Berks., 
dated Dec. 12, 1720, wh says that on Friday, Dec. 9 th , 1720, they had 
20 a dreadfull Storm of Thunder and Lightning about 1 1 or 1 2 a Clock in 
the Night, but 'twas soon over, and that y e great Wind (on Sunday, Nov. 
20, the same Year) has done abundance of harm in the Country, and the 
Writer of the Letter believes in most Places. 

Jan. 6 (Fri., Epiphany or 12 th Day). M r . Allen, M.A., Fellow of 
Merton College, is made Vicar of S*. Peter's in the East, Oxon., in room 
of M r . Watkinson, deceased. 

Jan. 6, 172$. B. Gale to H. (Rawl. 27 b . 399). Received H.'s of Dec. 22 

on Saturday night. ' The reason why my father broke off Fordon at y e xi th 
chapter of the 5 th book was not, as BP Nicholson, in y e 86 th page of his 
Scottish Historicall Library, has laid down, because it was all that his MS. 
afforded, the contrary of which you very well know, but for the same cause 
that he discontinued the second part of the Historia Elyensis, in the 51 6 th p. of 
y e same volume, quoniam reliqua pars pertinet ad Normannorum tempora, which 
it was not his intention to include in that volume.' Encloses a copy of his 
father's epitaph in York Cathedral. ' Why he should suppose Macculloch the 
Continuator of Fordon, I am utterly a stranger to, unlesse it is from a passage 
of Buchanan, which you will find cited in Bishop N." Scott. & H. Lib., p. 90 ; 
for tho he says that opus hoc continuatoris habetur hodie in bibl. Regia apud 
S 1 . Jacobum IVestmon., it is very evident that y e continuator calls himself 
Bower, from the transcripts I have allready sent you from that book. . . . 
There were two famous copys of Fordun, one called the Black book of Scone, 
the other the black book of Paisley, and great disputes have been about them, 
as you may see in y e 92 d and 93 d pages of the same Historicall Library.' 
Much more on same subject. Will send Bower's Preface in a post or two. 
H. will find much to his purpose in Stillingfleet and Nicholson. 

[Dr. Bliss has written ' Edw.' in the margin.] 

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Jan. 7 (Sat.). M r . Trap hath just published a Sermon, in 8, that 
he preach' d very lately before the Sons of the Clergy. It is very long, at 
least an hour and half. He is very much upon the mean Fortunes of the 
Clergy, & is full of Complaints. It seems he wants Preferment himself, 
& upon that account is uneasy. 


Jan. 8 (Sun.). M>. Wild, the Norwich Taylour, hath just transcrib'd 
an Arabick MS. in the Bodlejan Library relating to the Arabian Physicians, 
w ch , being encourag'd by D r . Mead, he hath a design of publishing in 

Jan. 9 (Mon.). This morning M r . Gunnis, B.D. and Fellow of Jesus * 
College, call'd upon me, and pull'd out a Paper written, he said, by 
D r . Hugh Wynn's Daughter, the purport whereof was (for he would not 
let me have a Copy) : 

Here lyeth Hugh Wynn, Doctor of Laws, Chancellour of S 1 . Asaph, and 
Fellow of AH- Souls College, of both which he was deprived because he would 
not abjure King James the Second. 

M r . Gunnis told me that she desired him to speak to me (because she 
understood that I was acquainted with her Father, the said D r . Hugh 
Wynn), that I would put the said words, as she had writ them, into Latin. 
I told M r . Gunnis I would not meddle with it, but added that the thing ao 
was false, D r . Wynn being not turn'd out for refusing the Abjuration Oath 
(there being no such thing as an Abjuration Oath in K. James II d ' 9 
time), but because he would not take an Oath of Allegiance to K. W. 
& Q. Mary. M r . Gunnis said that the same Expression was in the 
D r .' 8 Will, which he had seen. He then shew'd me an Epitaph in 
Latin, w h himself had drawn up, w^ I just read, but, as I remember, 
it did not use the term Abjuring, or a Latin one equivalent to it. He 
would have had me correct it, if I thought any thing amiss in it. He said the 
D r . lay ill in a wasting Condition a great while, and that he was sent for 
to him as a Divine, w ch I wonder at, the D r . being (as far as ever I could 3 
understand) altogether ag* the complying Clergy, as well in respect to 
Church Matters as the Oaths, and for that reason M r . Spinks us'd to 
remitt him Money, being p* of what the Nonjuring Clergy and others 
of them (that did not acknowledge the complying BP S & Clergy) us'd 
to collect for Charity, tho', indeed, the D r . was not pinch'd, he dying worth 
more than a thousand Pounds in Money, w ch he left (as I suppose) to his* 
Daughter, allowing a Competency to his Widow, by whom he had the 
said Daughter since the Revolution, the Widow's name being Morgan, 
& she hath a Son, M r . Charles Morgan, now of Magdalen College, who 

Jan. 7, 172$. R. Gale to H. (Rawl. 6. 31). Went yesterday to the 
Cotton Library to get the Prologue of Fordun transcribed, but found to his 
surprise that Mr. Bentley, of Trinity College, Cambridge, had done it at the 
request of Mr. Baker. Encloses copy. The Prologue was probably written 
by M. Macculloch, not by Bower. Further remarks on the MS. Believes his 
own is the genuine Fordun, ' without addition or interpolation.' 


took his Master of Arts' Degree, June 27, 1684, who is a great Whig, 
and is Secretary to D r . Boulter, BP of Bristol, of w ch Morgan D r . Wynn 
us'd to take no notice. This Morgan stood formerly to be Superior 
Beadle of Divinity upon the Death of M r . Arthur Violet, but 'twas carried 
with great struggle for M r . John Caswell, afterwards Sav. Professor of 

Jan. 10 (Tu.). To inquire about Philipps's Theatrum Poetarum. 
Also about Occlive de Regimine Principis, in MS., for I think it was never 

10 Jan. 11 (Wed.). Michael Burghers is now drawing Agas's old Map 
of Oxford, in order to engrave it anew ; after wc h he intends a Map of 
Oxford as it is at present, in the same manner ; but some say he is not 
capable of doing it as it is at present, but that it must be done by some 
Londoner who is good at surveying. 

Jan. 12 (Th.). Some Years before I came to Oxford, there was at 
Oxford, & many other Places of England, a Man that would eat all 
manner of Flesh, even the worst Carrion, and never be satisfy'd. Some 
of Oxford have told me they have seen him take' stinking Carrion from 
Dunghills & devour it. Nor would he matter whether it was raw 
20 or not. They say that they never heard any other account of his coming 
to this strange, unnatural habit (for it was not natural) than that he once 
attempted to fast like our Saviour all the 40 Days of Lent, w th out eating 
any thing, but that being not able to do it, he was taken with this 
unnatural way of Eating. 

Jan. 13 (Fri.). M r . W Reading, Keeper of Sion College Library, 
hath just published the Ecclesiastical Historians, in Greek & Latin, fol. 
It is printed at Cambridge, & is only a new Impression of Valesius's 

Jan. 10, 172^. H. to J. Murray (Rawl. 112. 99). Has sent copies of 
Avesbury for Dr. Crowe and Mr. Jett. 

Jan. 12, 172fi. J. Bridg6s to H. (Rawl. 28. 42). Sends note of Sir 
Robert Child's for 10 guineas, which he hopes Mr. Wilmot will answer for. 
* You were very quick in disposing of y e other Copyes I subscribed for, w ch 
should not have bin don w th out my express Order. You know me well enough 
to be secure ag* any damage [which] might have accru'd to you by my not 
taking 'em off upon their sev 11 Acco ts , for I might have taken 'em my self. . . . 
I'me this day got abroad again from a fresh attack of y e Gout.' [Note by 
Hearne : ' P d , Jan. 14, 172^, 10. 10. oo.'] 

Jan. 12, 172. "W. [Fleetwood, bp. of] Ely to H. (Rawl. 5. 75). Sends 
small acknowledgement for present of Textus and Avesbury. 

Jan. 13, 172^. C. Eyston to H. (Rawl. 5. 61.) None of his neighbours 
going to Oxford since the New Year, could not send payment for Avesbury 
and Fordun until now. If H. desires it, will transcribe Fordun's character 
from Pits : promises to be more careful than he was about Neubrigensis. 
' I haue Nothing more to say of Glastonbury, but must tell you that the 
Gentleman is Mistaken that telles you there is as much remaineing of the Abby 
now as there was 20 yeares agoe ; for there is something pull'd downe of the 
Abbat's Appartment, and with the Materialls, particularly the Stones, is 
a Neate little new house built on the South- West of the Inclosure. I would 
haue been much more Exact in my Observations, when I was at Glastonbury, 

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Edition, only M r . Reading hath added some Illustrations. This 
M r . Reading hath done some other things, & amongst the rest, put out 
Cluver's Geography, in 4*, to which he hath put some additional Notes. 
He was of University College. 

Jan. 14 (Sat.). One Thomas Ward, a Roman Catholick (perhaps 
a Priest), put out lately a Book written by himself, intit., The History of 
the Reformation. It is done in Verse, and is a most shrewd Thing, in 
wch K. Hen. VIII, &c., are justly lash'd. The same Author hath also 
put out another Book, just printed in 8 V , about the Consecration of our 
Bishops. This I have just seen (but not read) in M r . Eyston's Hands. 10 

Jan. 15 (Sun.). Last Night was buried at Hallywell Church D r . John 
Keil's youngest boy, being overlaid by the Maid on Thursday last, to the 
great Grief of the Dr> Wife. 

Jan. 16 (Hon.). This Day I saw & run over a small Pamphlet, in 
8 V , in a Bookseller's shop, being a Letter to a Young Gent, lately entered 
into Holy Orders, the 2 d Edition (Price 6 d ), in w ch many faults are found 
with the hasty entering into orders before a thorough Foundation in 
Learning, & the Negligence of the Clergy about their style and delivery 
is touch'd upon. 

Jan. 17 (Tu.). This day I perus'd an old MS., on Vellam, lent me aq 
by Thomas Rawlinson, Esq. It is a Roman Breviary, in Latin, but very 
imperfect, many of the leaves being cut out, and all the Pictures, except 
one, w ch is nevertheless strangely defaced. M r . Rawlinson hath intit. this 
Book thus : Preces qusedam & pia carmiha MSS. in Fergana 

had I had the least thoughts of making them then Publicke. I never dreamt 
of it till after I came thence home the 2 nd time, and Considered how little the 
very Inhabitants knew of the Towne and Abby. You may take your owne 
time in the Transcribeing it, and if you hold your Resolution of Printing the 
two Cutts, I will helpe you to them, as well as to One of a Benedictine Monke, 
if you think proper to set one in the Frontis-Piece.' Remarks on several 
books. Thanks for trouble about Greccelius. C. E.'s brother, who will be 
in Oxford next week, intends to offer Fletcher three half-crowns for it. 
[P.S.] Asks H. to get the pamphlet and Avesbury neatly bound. 

Jan. 13, 172. H. Hall to H. (Rawl. 28. 53). Has finished his round, and 
returned to Newbottle. Left Mr. Baker and all friends at Cambridge well. 
Hopes Mr. Innys has not paid the two guineas : can order it in Oxford. 

Jan. 14, 172. Sir H. Sloane to H. (Rawl. 9. 83). Has received five 
copies of Avesbury, and will send payment by next return. [Note by Hearne: 
4 He sent 6 Guineas (i. e. 61. 6s.), w ch I rec d , Jan. 21, 1720.'] 

Jan. 14, 172. J. Woodward to H. (Rawl. 12. 124). Hopes Mr. Wilmot 
will pay jC8. n. 6 for Avesbury and Fordun. Wishes H. success in his 

Jan. 17, 172Q. B. L. Calvert to H. (Rawl. 4. 6). ' I believe my Long 
silence has surprised you, and that you will certainly impute it to neglect, yet 
let me assure you the violent indisposition I have laboured under these 
3 months last has been the chiefest cause.' Will write more fully in a short 
time. Account of some coins. [See Diary, p. 213.] Will send the money 
for Avesbury and Fordun in a week or ten days. 


Jan. 18 (Wed.). The News Papers say, We are assured from Paris 
that Madam de S*. George (K. James's Queen) was delivered of a Son 
on New Year's Eve, their Stile. 

Jan. 19 (Th.). Last Night I heard Mr. Samuel Parker say that some 
Years agoe M*. Jer. Collier said to this Effect, That we must come as near 
the Papists as we can, that they may not hurt us. 

Jan. 20 (Fri.)* ^ n Merioneth Shire in Wales is a famous Roman 
Pavement call'd Sarn Hellen, or S*. Hellen's Pavement. M r . Llhuyd 
hath an Account of it in his Additions to Camden's Brit. 

10 Jan. 21 (Sat.). I have been told that in the last great Plague at 
London none that kept Tobaconists' Shops had the Plague. It is certain 
that smoaking it was look'd upon as a most excellent Preservative. In 
so much that even children were oblig'd to smoak. And I remember 
that I heard formerly Tom Rogers, who was Yeoman Beadle, say that 
when he was that year when the Plague rag'd a School-boy at Eaton, all 
the Boys of that School were oblig'd to smoak in the School every 
Morning, & that he was never whipp'd so much in his Life as he was 
one Morning for not smoaking. 

Jan. 22 (Sun.). The Book of Ward's, above mentioned (under 
20 Jan. 14 th ), about the Consecration of our EPS is thus intitled: The 
Controversy of Ordination truly stated, As far as it concerns the Church 
of England by Law establish'd : Being an Exposition of the Thirty Sixth 
Article ; With a full Account of what both Roman Catholicks and Protes- 
tants have deliver'd upon the Subject of Ordination: Especially, The 
Attempt of D r . Burnet, late Bishop of Salisbury, in order to clear that 
Point, is impartially consider'd: Also, Contradiction Authoris'd by the 
Ecclesiastical! Canons and the Thirty Nine Articles of the Church of 
England; With some Reflections upon the same. By Thomas Ward, 
Author of the History of the Reformation ; London, printed by and for 
30 J. L., near Covent-Garden, 1719 (Price one shilling), 8. It is a very 
shrewd Book, and brings very good Arguments ag* Parker's Consecration 
at Lambeth, & indeed, if what he says be true, the Register of Lambeth, 

Jan. 19, 172^. S. Mead to H. (Rawl. 8. 102). Received last week six 
copies of Avesbury, for which he will pay at the first opportunity. Subscribes 
for four copies of Fordun. [PS.] Please put down Sir Robert Raymond, 
Attorney General, as a subscriber. 

Jan. 21, 172. E. Gale to H. (Rawl. 6. 32). Deferred writing until he 
had made inquiries about Macculloch at the Cotton Library. Is mistaken as 
to his being the author of the Prologue. Much more on same subject. ' It 
is impossible for me to examin with strictnesse, as you desire, or even at all, 
whether the Interpolator hath not sometimes confounded his own additions 
with the genuin text of the author, having not the Copy by me, or, if I had, 
any time for such a tedious work ; what is in my power to perform you may 

Jan. 21, 172f. Sir H. Sloane to H. (Rawl. 9. 84). Hopes H. has 
received the six guineas sent by Mr. Godfrey. Wishes him success in his 

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as to that particular, must be forgery. But, notwithstanding this, I rather 
believe the Authenticalness of y e Register, w c ^ I wish I could see, that 
I might judge of y e Hand. 

In pag. 1 6, he hath these Words: 'But "he (W* Barlow) discharg'd 
(says M r . Mason) all things belonging to the Order of a Bishop, even 
Episcopal Consecration : Therefore, doubtless he was consecrated." By 
the like Form of Argument, M r . Mason might have prov'd Barlow to 
have been married, because he kept a Woman, by whom he had a Son 
and five Daughters (his Daughters all married to five pretended Bishops ; 
his Son of his own Name was Prebendary of Wyvelscomb in the Church 10 
of Wells) yet for all this, D r . Burnet himself, in his History of the 
Reformation, page 276, tells us, and that very truly, that Barlow was 
never married/ 

Jan. 23 (Mon.). On Thursday was a Convocation about a Petition 
to the Parl. relating to the Houses in Catstreet, & the Sale of an Estate, 
to build D r . Radcliffe's Library. 

Jan. 24 (Tu.). D r . Bentley (for so he is commonly called out of 
Cambridge, tho' he be degraded), having published Proposals for a new 
Ed. of the Gr. Testament, with the Vulgar Latin, in 2 Folios (in w ch he 
will make a new Text), Remarks upon them, Paragraph by Paragraph, 20 
are come out upon them. These Remarks are very just & good, and have 
so nettled Bentley that he (as it is supposed, tho' there be no Name to it) 
hath put out an Answer, in weh is nothing but Scurrility, Vanity, and 
Ostentation, w cl1 makes good sport, while the Remarks (as they ought to 
be) are commended. 

Jan. 25 (Wed.). Out of the News Papers, dated Jan. 21, 1721 : 

We have had one Mail from France, and another from Holland, since our 
last : The former of which brings us a Confirmation of the Account we gave 
last Week of the Delivery of the Princess Sobieski, Consort of y e Chevalier de 
S l . George, who was lately brought to Bed at Rome, on the 3i at past, N. S., 30 
of a Son, to the inexpressible Joy of the whole Court there, which they 
testified by firing of Guns, Bonfires, and innumerable other Illuminations, 
by publick Thanksgivings, and Congratulations usual upon the like Occasions. 
The Chevalier received the Compliments of the Court, and of all the Nobility, 
Gentry, and of most of the Foreign Ministers in Town. These Letters 
differ something in the Name of the Infant, but as those which are most 
Authentick tell us, it is James-Cbarles-Edward-Cazimir the latter will at 
least prevail with us here, till more certain Intelligence arrives. 

Jan. 24, 172. H. Bedford to H. (Rawl. 28. 17). Ought to have sooner 
acknowledged letter of loth instant, box of books, and kind present. Long 
account of payment of subscriptions for Fordun, &c. 

Jan. 24, 172^. S. Gale to H. (Rawl. 6. 46). Hopes H. has reserved 
a small copy of Avesbury for him. Will send subscription for the Scoti- 
chronicon to his brother. 

Jan. 24, 1720. G. Harbin to H. (Rawl. 7. 22). Received parcel, and 
will return money by Mr. Bedford, who will also pay Ld. Foley's subscription 
for Fordun. Wishes to be omitted in the list of subscribers for Fordun, 
' the price being a little beyond what is consistent w th my Conveniency.' 



Jan. 26 (Th.). Last Sunday D r . Gardiner, Warden of All Souls 
Coll., preached before the Univ. at S*. Marie's, and made a strange, odd 
Sermon, in w ch he observ'd that the Buildings in Oxford were so strangely 
altered & encreased that if our old Founders and Benefactors were to rise 
from the Dead, they would not know Oxford even in Oxford. This is 
suppos'd to have been his own composing, whereas 'tis noted that two or 
three Sermons he preached before were good, & were justly supposed 
to have been M r . Creeche's, some of whose Things he got after his Death, 
whereas what he had done before that was miserably dull. Nor is it to 
10 be admir'd that one should not be able to make an excell* Sermon, that 
never studied any part of Learning so as to become a Master of it. 

D r . Lupton hath just printed a Sermon, 8, preach'd before the BP of 
Durham, Oct. 2, 1720, in his L d ship's Chapel at Stene in Northampton- 
shire, intit., The Omniscience of God, upon i Sam. ii. 3. 

M r . Newlin of Magd. Coll. hath just printed at the Theater his Fast 
Sermon (intit., God's gracious Design in inflicting National Judgments) 
at S*. Mary's, Oxon., Dec. 16, 1720, on Psalm 78. 50; 8. Dedicated to 
his Grace James, Duke of Chandos, Marquis & Earl of Carnarvon, & 
Baron Chandos of Sudley. 

20 Jan. 27 (Pri.). Yesterday M*. Bowles of Oriel Coll. shew'd me 
a MS., in 8 VO , of D r . Leonard Hutten's Antiquities of Oxon. It belong'd 
once to D r . Thomas Barlow. Bowles told me he had compar'd it a little 
way with my Ed. of it at the End of Textus Roff., but that there is no 
material Difference. Upon w ch I said that 'twas not worth my while then 
(if there was no difference of moment) for me to consider it. 

On Wednesday last was a Convocation in w ct the Petition for the 
Radcliffe Library was read. 

Jan. 28 (Sat.). Yesterday, in the Afternoon, was buried at All- 
Hallowes' Ch., Oxon., one M r . Cox, one of the City of Oxon. Serjeants, 
30 & formerly a Mercer. He died on Wedn. He had a Funeral Sermon 
preach'd by one M r . Lloyd of Jesus, who had promis'd to give him 
a Sermon, if he died before him. He was an idle, extravagant Fellow, 
& had spent all his own & w* he had by two Wives 1 , both of w cn are dead, 

Jan. 26, 172$. J. Bridges to H. (Rawl. 28. 38). Received two large 
and two small copies of Avesbury. List of subscribers for Fordun. ' If you've 
had more trouble than you expected by my Brother's Letter, you see I'me 
not w th out my share in order to doe you service.' 

Jan. 27, 172$. H. to R. Gale (Rawl. no. 25). Finds by R. G.'s last 
letter that he is satisfied that Bower, or Bowyer, and not Macculloch, was 
author of the Prologue to the Scotichronicon. Much more on same subject. 

Jan. 27, 172$. C. Eyston to H. (Rawl. 5. 62). Thanks for trouble in 
getting books bound. The first time he writes to London, will send for Ward's 
book for H. Did not think it was so scarce. Has the second edition of his 
History of the Reformation : if H.'s bookseller cannot procure him a copy, he 
may at any time command C. E.'s. [See Diary, p. 207.] 

Jan. 28, 172$. P. Peck to H. (Rawl. 9. 6). [Printed in Letters from the 
Bodleian, ii. 55.] 

1 The i t was a very pretty Woman, & had 800 libs., the 2 d had 500 libs. 

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& he hath left no Child. He was Nephew to M r . Cox of Stanton S fc . 
John's, y* died lately, & of old M r . Nic. Cox, now living in Oxford, w h 
M r . Cox of Stanton left to his Brother, the said Mr. Nic. Cox, & to his 
said Nephew, 10 libs, per an. during their joynt Lives, but now Nic. 
looses it by his Nephew's Death, who was the i at Life in the Estate. 

Jan. 29 (Sun*). MX Rich d Baxter writ, at the Request of Edward 
Stephens, Esq., Additional Notes on the Life and Death of Sir Matthew 
Hale, pr. at Lond., 1682, 8 VO , in w ch are some remarkable Passages. 
The said M*. Stephens was the Publisher of Sir Matthew's Contempla- 
tions, & his familiar Friend. In p. 38 he observes that Sir Matthew had 10 
a great distaste of the books called, A Friendly Debate, &c., and Eccle- 
siastical Polity. P. 40, he notes that he greatly valued Mr. Selden, who 
was a great adversary to Hobbs, whom he (Selden) would oppose so 
earnestly as either to depart from him, or drive him out of the 

P. 43. ' What he was as a Lawyer, a Judg, a Christian, is so well 
known that I think for me to pretend that my Testimony is of any use 
were vain. I will only tell you what I have written by his Picture, in the 
front of the great Bible which I bought with his Legacy, in memory of his 
Love and Name, viz. Sir Matthew Hale, That unwearied Student, that 2 
prudent Man, that solid Philosopher, that famous Lawyer, that PILLAR 
and BASIS of JUSTICE (who would not have done an unjust act for any 
worldly price or motive], the Ornament of his Majesties Government, and 
Honour of England, the highest faculty of the Soul of Westminster-Hall, 
and pattern to all the Reverend and Honourable Judges ; That godly, 
serious, and practical Christian, the lover of goodness and all good men ; 
a lamenter of the Clergies selfishness, and unfaithfulness, and discord, and 
of the sad divisions following hereupon; An earnest desirer of their 
Reformation, Concord, and the Churches peace, and of a REFORMED ACT 
OF UNIFORMITY, as the best and necessary means thereto ; That great 30 
contemner of the Riches, Pomp, and Vanity of the World ; That pattern of 
honest plainness and humility, who, while he fled from the Honour that 
pursued him, was yet Lord Chief Justice of the Kings Bench, after his 
being long Lord Chief Baron of the Exchequer ; living and dying, entring 
on, using, and voluntarily surrendring his place of Judicature, with the 
most universal Love, and Honour, and Praise, that ever did English 
Subject in this Age, or any that just History doth acquaint us with, &c., 
&c., &c. This man so wise, so good, so great, bequeathing me in his 
Testament the Legacy of Forty shillings, meerly as a Testimony of his 
respect and love, I thought this book, the Testament of Christ, the meetest 40 
purchase by that price to remain in memorial of the faithful love ivhich he 
bare, and long expressed, to his inferiour and unworthy, but honouring 
Friend, who thought to have been with Christ before him, and waiteth for 
the day of his perfect conjunction with the Spirits of the Just made perfect. 


Jan. 30 (Mon.). This being the Martyrdom of K. Ch. I, the Sermon 
at S*. Marie's, before the Univ., was preached by M r . Stock well, Fellow of 
Trin. Coll., and Minister of Marston. 

P 2 


Jan. 31 (Tu.). One Mr. Mat. Stent, who took his M.A.'< Degree, of 
Wadham Coll., May 17, 1708, and is a Divine, having made a Contract 
of Marriage some years since with the Daughter of one M. Stubbs, who 
sold Ale in Oxford, & was afterwards married to one Neal, an Oxford 
Barber (who both live now in the L d Brooks's service), entered into Bond 
that if he did not marry her, he would 'pay six hundred Pounds. Tho' 
he had a Child by her, a Son now living, yet he would not stand to the 
Contract, but was willing rather to pay the Money, which, accordingly, he 
hath done, ab* a Week or Fortnight since, M r . Neal & his Daughter in Law 
10 being now at London on that account ; and, after all this, Stent is, not- 
withstanding, still to keep the Child, as he hath done all along, w cl1 he 
may now the better afford to do, an Estate of about 300 libs, per an. 
being fallen to him by the Death of his Father. He hath the Character 
of a wicked, debauched, loose Wretch. 

Jan. 31, 172. H. to [S. Mead] (Rough draft, Rawl. 39. 103). The 
money may be safely returned by Godfrey, who puts up at the Oxford Arms. 
Account of money owing for Avesbury and Fordun. 

Jan. 31, 172$. H. to T. Rawlinson (Rawl. 34. 88). Account of money 
received for Avesbury. Sends copies to-day by Godfrey's waggon. 

Jan. 31, 172. B. Ii. Calvert to H. (Rawl. 4. 5). Account of the death 
of his mother. [See Diary, p. 213.] Mr. Battely has promised him access 
to the Augmentation Office, where there are remarkable matters relating 
to Glastonbury. Sends subscription-money for Avesbury and Fordun by 
Mr. Whiteside. 

Jan. 31, 172?. K. Mead to H. (Rawl. 8. 65). Thanks for Avesbury's 
History. Sends five guineas in acknowledgement. Will subscribe for Fordun 

Jan. , 172^. Q. Hearne to H. (Rawl. 26. 26). ' Haveing lately Received 
your most loving presents, which were i\ Guineas, one for my self and the 
other for my wife, with Parker's and Oxford's Almanacks, ... I and she give 
our most hearty thanks. ... I hope and pray this may find you in good health, 
but I am in a deplorable condition with my lameness, haveing some nights 
no Rest at all, and I can hardly keep my Bed, nor go about at all, in so-much 
as I am forced to have my wife to help me from church on Sundaies in the 
afternoons, for I cannot Ride, if I had an horse, at present ; but that which 
much troubles me, and indeed is another great misfortune, is that I lately 
Received from your Brother William, who livs still at Penn in Bucks., a Sad 
account from your poor sister Anne, that dwells in Wooborn Parish, not far 
from him, that she was lately taken with Pains in her limbs, that she could not 
goe about, and was faine to hire one to doe her work, for she was faine to 
apply her self to a Docter at Wickham, and [I] am told since that, blessed be 
God, he has hopes, being young, to effect a Cure. She being somwhat 
amended, she desired me to write to you, and give her true love to you, 
for I cannot go to se her, and, if possible your occasions can permit you, to 
send her a small token in money, in her necessity, for I presume 'twill cost 
her som more than she can conveniently spare. . . . Your Brother Will, has 
given her somwhat, & I hope we shall as long as we live in this World 
therin [?] as be any ways be loving one to another [sic]. I am going from you 
all, God knows how soon. I heartilly thank you againe for all your great Kind- 
nesses, and my wife also, for I assure you she takes abundance of care and 
pains with me in this my great Calamity. . . . M r . Griffyth Remembers his 
service Kindly to you, & he is now pretty well, & is Exceeding Kind to me 
in my poor Condition. God Bless him for it ! Your uncle Remembers his 
love to you, but he takes to his bed agen, and can eat & drink pretty well, 

Jan. 31-Feb. 4.] VOLUME XCI, PAGES 27-33 213 

Feb. 1 (Wed.). I find by the News Papers that there is just come 
out an Answer to Ward's Book, above mentioned, thus intit., The 
Succession of Protestant Bishops asserted: or the Regularity of the 
Ordinations of the Church of England justified ; wherein the first Pro- 
testant Bishops are cleared from the Aspersions lately cast upon them by 
M r . Thomas Ward, a Romanist, in his Book, intituled, The Controversy 
of Ordination truly stated, &c. By Daniel Williams, a Presbyter of the 
Church of England. Printed for Charles Rivington, at the Bible and 
Crown in S*. Paul's Church-Yard. Price 2s. 

My Friend the Hon ble Ben. Leonard Calvert, Esq., writes me word in 10 
a Letter (Jan. 17 last) that a Gentleman of his Acquaintance lately shew'd 
him an Otho's Coyn, which was surreptitiously taken from a Collection 
abroad. It seems to have had a greenish rust upon it, which is much 
worn off by the Gentleman's carrying it in his Pocket. On one side is 
Otho's Head, with this Inscription, IMP OTHO CAESAR AVG TRI POT 
On the other, an Altar, with Soldiers joyning hands, with a Priest, or 
some other person, in a long Robe. The Inscription, SECVRITAS p R ; 
at the Bottom, s c ; about the Size of half a crown. It's very fair, and 
well struck. If he can procure me a sight of it, he will send it me for my 
Observation. He hath lately had some Greek Coyns given him, brought 20 
from Aleppo. 

Feb. 2 (Th.). Last Monday died, in Holywell in Oxford, M 1 *. Clarke, 
Widow of the late Captain Clarke, Brother of the late M r . Clarke, of 
Weston, near Thame, & she was carried out of Town this Day to be 
buried at Hillington, by Uxbridge. She was of mean Extract, being the 
Daughter of M rs . Day, commonly called Mother Day, who died of a great 
age, some years since, at the Coffee House w ch she kept against All Souls 
Coll., w c h had been formerly p* of George Hall. 

Feb. 3 (Fri.). Out of the News Papers of Jan. 28 : 

The Court of Rome are in the Heighth of their Joy for the safe Delivery 30 
of the Princess Sobieski of a SON. The Chevalier, we are told, has received 
very large Remittances from his Friends upon this Occasion, and he was 
himself extraordinarily munificent to the Midwife, whom he looked upon 
as the happy Instrument of his Felicity ; for, besides upwards of two hundred 
Pistoles which she received from the Nobility present at the Labour, the 
Chevalier himself gave her a hundred Pistoles, declared her a Countess, 
and has settled a Pension of five hundred Crowns a Year upon her, for the 
Support of that Title. These Letters make some Alteration in the Names 
of the young Gentleman from those mentioned in our last, and tell us he 
was christen'd CHARLES-jAMES-STUART-EDWARD-(JVa formerly dear to 40 
Britain) Casimir-Lewis-Philip-Silvestre. 

Feb. 4 (Sat.). My Friend the Hon^ 6 Benedict Leonard Calvert, Esq., 
writes me word, in a Letter of the 31 of Jan. last, that his Mother the 

when he can get it. Stephen Edw ds is very Feble.' Account of a pear-tree 
which was in bloom at Christmas. [See Diary, p. 218.] ' Nan and Will, give 
their loves to you. Ned has the ague ; he lives at Sir Jo. Woden's, Barronet, 
at Holly port.' 


Rt Hon ble the Lady Baltemore died the 22 d of that Month, at Woodford, 
M r . Crowe's Seat in Essex, of the Rheumatism, & was buried in Wood- 
ford Church on Sunday following, being the 29 th . She was a very fine 
Lady, & was eldest Daughter of Edward Henry, Earl of Litchfield, by 
Charlott, his Wife, Daughter to K. Charles II d , by Barbara, Dutchess of 
Cleveland. Her first Husband was Benedict Leonard Calvert, Lord 
Baltemore, who died, April 16, 1715, & is buried at Epsom in Surrey, 
set. 37. Her second husband, Christopher Crowe, Esq., is now living. She 
was about 41 years old. 

10 Feb. 5 (Sun.). In Sir Thomas Smithe's Voiage and Entertainment 
in Rushia, pr. at Lond., 1605, in the 2 d page of Signature B, is mention 
of Sir Francis Cherry, who went with Sir Thomas, & was a considerable 
Man ; and in Signature H, the 2 d Page, is mention of M r . Edw d Cherry, 
as another that went, as a Man that understood the Language and 
Customs of the Country, and was a wise Man. 

Feb. 6 (Mon.). On Thursd., the 26<> h of Jan. last, D r . Andrew Snape, 
late Head-Master of Eaton School, and now Provost of King's-Coll., 
Camb., was married to the Lady [Rebecca] Sharp, Widow & Relict of 
Sir Joshua Sharp, K*, and Brother to the late ArchbP of that Name. The 
20 Ceremony was performed at S fc . Mary Hill, by the Reverend M r . Mills, of 
Croyden in Surrey. 

Feb. 7 (Tu.). M r . Dyer of Oriel inform'd me yesterday that D r . 
Sherrard's Inscriptions (as he finds by a Letter from him) are now in 
the Press. 

Feb. 8 (Wed.). The said D r . Sherrard is upon some great Work in 
Botany, in which he is right famous, and he is also look'd upon as a good 
Scholar in other respects. 

On Monday Night last were great Coruscations in the Air, in so much 
as it was as light as if the Moon had shone in its full. I saw them betw. 
30 7 & 8, and they continued 'till 10, if not longer. 

Feb. 6, 1720. W. Brome to H. (Rawl. 3. 136). Has written to the 
Warden of New College about the payment for Avesbury. Please ask 
Mr. Thomas of Christ Church to get some books bound and sent with Avesbury. 
Wants an account of Mr. Miles of St. Edmund Hall. [PS.] Is endeavouring 
to get subscriptions for Mr. Bedford's books. [Note by Hearne : ' Rec d 
this Letter, Feb. 13, 17!$; saw Sedgley, Feb. 14, 17$$.'] 

Feb. 7, [172]. T. Baker to H. (Rawl. 23. 88). Notes from various 
authors on Fordun, &c. When the weather is warmer, will consult the Benet 
College MS. again. Delivered Bale to Mr. Drake a month ago. Glad H. 
received the Preface to Fordun : will return thanks to Mr. Bentley and 
Mr. Denne. 

Feb. 7, 172. Patrick Gordon to H. (Rawl. 15. 32). ' I'm like to be 
hardly used at Oxford, & having no Friend there but yo r self to whom I can 
apply on Such an occasion, I hope, therefore, that you'l forgive me, if I desire 
yo r assistance.' Has been overcharged for his copies of Dr. Grabe's Septuagint 
and for the binding of Dr. Mill's New Testament. ' If you can get either or 
both of these grievances redressed, I shall be beholding to you.' 

Feb. 4-11.] VOLUME XCI, PAGES 33-40 215 

Feb. 9 (Th.). M r . Browne Willis, being in Oxford, told me last 
Night that D r . Gardiner told him he would let him have a sight of the 
English Copy he hath (knavishly) got into his hands of Wood's Hist. & 
Antiq. of Oxford, & that the Book should be published, but not yet. 

This Morning died Young Esquire Baskervile, of Bayworth, near 
Sunningwell in Berkshire, Son of the late Esquire Baskervile of that 
Place, who was commonly stil'd the King of Jerusalem. Which young 
Baskervile, being the only child left by his Father, was a beautifull, 
handsome Person, but most miserably debauch'd, & so great a spendthrift 
that he soon wasted a brave Estate, being turn'd by him into an Annuity i 
of fourscore libs, per An. to S r John Stonehouse, of Radley, near Abbing- 
ton. The Father was so whimsical a Man as to call himself by the said 
Title of King of Jerusalem, & he would ramble about all the Country, & 
pick up all strange, odd Things, good and bad, w cl1 he had written fair in 
two large Folios, w ctl he design'd to have printed, & for that end had his 
Picture engrav'd, w ch was to have been prefix'd as a Frontispiece, & he 
had agreed with Lichfield about the whole Impression, but dyed before it 
mov'd farther than the Agreement. The Son (who was never married, 
but left behind him eighteen, if not more, Bastards, as they say) had the 
Books, but was shy of shewing them. This Young Baskerville died in 20 
the 33 d Year of his Age *. 

Feb. 10 (Fri.). In the Year 1682 was published at London, in 4*, 
THE ISRAELITE INDEED : A Sermon preached at the Funeral of Mark Cottle, 
Esq., late Register of the Prerogative-Office, on Thursday, Jan. 5, 1681 ; 
By Sam. Freeman, M.A., and Rector of S*. Ann's, Alder sgate, London. 
On St. John i. 47. It was lent me by Thomas Rawlinson, Esq., and I 
read it on Jan. 29 last. M r . Rawlinson hath writ this Note at the 
Beginning : Dij boni I y 6 Preacher I remember ; he dyed an old, avaritious 
Rebell, $ has left a Son, who is Ecclesiastes ultra solitum ebriosus. 

Feb. 11 (Sat.). Yesterday M r . Edward Hughes, Bach, of Div. & 30 
Fellow of Jesus College, Oxon., was elected (in a Convocation at 2 Clock) 
to the Parsonage of Shennington in Glouc.shire, the Patron of it, M r . 
Sheldon, being a Roman Catholick. He was oppos'd by M r . Hodges, 

Feb. 10, 172?. H. Hall to H. (Rawl. 7. 6). Received H.'s of the aoth 
ult. ' I must deny my self at present y e honour of appearing among y r Sub- 
scribers, but shall never cease to be a Well- Wisher to y r very accurate labours, 
nor to recommend them as I have opportunity.' Asks H. to pay Mr. Clements 
two guineas. ' By what I could perceive in London, Mr. [Nathaniel] Spinkes 
was inclin'd to encourage y e printing any thing that was offer'd of moment on 
his side y e controversy, & therefore I doubt not but you would have his thanks 
in reprinting ArchBP Cranmer's Confutation. In y e Evening-post of Jan. 26, 
among y e Advertisements, is The History & Antiquities of y e University of 
Cambridge, in two parts, one by Nich. Cantalupe Ecce iterum.' 

Feb. 11, 1720. S. Mead to H. (Rawl. 8. 101). Received H.'s of the sist 
ult. Mr. Rowney's servant will pay 20 guineas for copies of Avesbury and 
Fordun. [Note by Hearne : 'p d , Feb. 13, 1720.'] 

1 He was buried in Snnningwell Church, Saturday Night, Feb. n* 


M.A. & Fellow of Oriel Coll., & by Mr. Brook, B.A. and Chaplain of 

All Souls, which Brook stood also lately against Mr. Reeves, of New 

College \ 

[Note of a printed book omitted.] 

Feb. 12 (Sun.). This Evening was brought in a Herse from London 
M r . John Hughson, M.A. and Fellow of Brazen-Nose College. He is to 
be buried in that College Chapell. He died of a Consumption, at 
London, in the 28th Year of his Age, having some time since broke 
a Vein. He was a good sort of Man. He had an Estate of about 
i o 7 score Pounds per An. 2 

Feb. 14 (Tu.). Copy of an authentick MS. Paper communicated to 
me to-day by Mr. John Leak, the Non Juror : 

D: J: Paris, Jan 1 ? 25 th , 1721. 

The Chevalier de S*. George's Lady began to have Pains and Approaches 
from the 27 th of Dec 1 , N. S., but they discontinued and went off till the 30 th . 
From that morning she was in hard labour till the next evening at 5 a Clock, 
that she was brought to bed of a Son. Great numbers of People of Quality, 
and, amongst others, the Governour and Magistrates of the Citty, waited and 
were present all those two days. The Child was Christned an hour after by the 

20 Bishop of Montefiesconi, who had married the Parents. The Pope had 
no meddling in the matter. The Names of the Child are chiefly four: 
Charles, Louis, Edward, Cassimir. This last in regard to John Cassimir 
Sobietzki, King of Poland. John would have lookt as an English Name, 
and the Johns both of England and Scotland were but unfortunate. The 
first of these four, Charles, is the Name he is to goe by. This is reckon'd 
Prudent enough. Charles the first is acceptable to the High Church of 
England, and Charles the 2 d to the Gay and free spirrited. He is said to 
be a healthy, Beautifull, and vigorous Child. All Letters from there speak 
with rapture. And the Jacobites in this Country are transported. They 

30 pretend that this answers the common Objection that was in Brittain, both 
among Tories and Whigs, who will risk his All for a Single Person or a single 
life ? The Rejoiceings have been great in many Places of Italy, and Savoy, 
and France. In Lyons, Avignon, Orleans, extraordinary. At S*. Germains 
no wonder they should. The Burgers there, I mean the French, came under 
Armes to the Bonfires, to the Number of 3000, and the Troop of Guards 
of the Due de Noailles, which is the Scotish Troop, went about and fir'd till 
3 in the morning. The Due lives there. The Newes came first to the 
Court of France. When the Mareschall de Villeroy read an Account to 
the young King, the K. jump'd, & clapt his hands, and when the Mareschall 

40 read on and came to that Part that the Child was strong and vigorous, 

Feb. 14, 172^. H. Bedford to H. (Rawl. 2. 59). Reasons for delay in 
replying to H.'s of the 24th ult. Afraid his letter to Mr. Jebb about payment 
of subscriptions has miscarried. Has not heard from the Vice-Chancellor : 
perhaps he has subscribed to Mr. Clements. ' Your Chancellor does me y e 
hon r to subscribe for ten copies [of Dr. Barwick's Life], in large paper : I do 
not expect ours will subscribe for one.' Mr. Baker has sent no account of 
Fordun. Mr. Mordaunt desires that any books he subscribes for hereafter 
may be sent in H. B.'s parcel. 

1 See below, under Feb. 22. 

* N3. He was buried in the Coll. Chapell on Sunday, Feb. 19. 

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the King said, Ah, -voila le bon endroit. The Regent said little, but even 
all his Court were joyfull. The Due de Chartres drank the Prince of Wales's 
health to the Princess of Conti, where he supt that night that the news came. 
Enfin, I cannot express the Joy that is in this Country. Severall Communities 
have had Te Deums. The Scotts' College, a very handsom one, where 
many Ladies and others went, some no doubt out of Curiosity, and to waite 
on the Ladies. Protestants, you know, are not oblidg'd to join in any words 
in Worship but what they approve of, and Christians go to the Mosques in 
Constantinople. I am telling you what these Neutral People here say, for 
their Curiosity, to hear Musick and see Fireworks and Gallante Ladies, 10 
so you need not be scandalized to hear of any Body's being there. The 
Princess, the Mother of the Child, was in a very good way, tho' she had 
suffer'd much. She was brought to bed upon Chairs, if that is not a Bull. 

Feb. 15 (Wed,). On Sunday Evening, the 5 th inst., died the R fc 
Hon^ 16 James, Earl Stanhope, Principal Secretary of State to K. George. 
He died of an Apoplexy. He hath left 3 Children by his Countess, who 
is Daughter of Thomas Pit, Esq., formerly Governor of Fort S*. George 
in the East Indies. 

Wednesday Night, the 8 th inst., died M r . Timothy Child, a Bookseller 
in 8*. Paul's Churchyard, Brother in Law to D r . Hoadley, BP of Bangor, 20 
whose Sister the said Child married. This Child was a Translater from 
French, & a Writer of several Books. 

Feb. 16 (Th.). The Rev. Mr. Martin Benson, M.A. and Student 
of X fc Ch., is made Archdeacon of Berks., and a Prebendary of Sarum, 
in the room of the late M r . Talbot, Son to the BP of that Diocese. This. 
M r . Benson took his Master of Arts' Degree, March 18, 1712, & was 
lately in France with the L d Lemster, to whom he was Tutor. He is 
look'd upon as a very great Whig, 

[Notes of a printed book omitted.] 

Feb. 18 (Sat.). This Afternoon D r . Steward, Governour to the 30 
Marquiss of Carnarvon at Ball. College, call'd upon me, with M r . Hunt, 
tutor to the Marquiss, and Fellow of Ball. Coll. The s d D r ., who is 
a Scotish Man, talk'd with me much about Fordun, that I am now 
printing. He is acquainted with M r . Ruddiman, Keeper of the Advocates' 
Library in Edenborough, & says M r . Ruddiman is a very worthy, learned 
Man, & can tell me many things about Fordun, particularly that he can 
give me an exact Account of the MS. Fordun at Edenberough, w ch is 
not the genuine, but the interpolated Fordun. The said M r . Ruddiman 
is the Editor of Buchanan's Works, & M r . Freebairn only the Printer. 
These Works of this Ed. not yet come out, all the Copies being seiz'd, 40 
as were M r . Freebairn's other Effects, upon account of his being in the 
Rebellion, as they call'd the endeavouring to bring K. J. Ill, & settle him 
upon the Throne, when Preston Business miscarried. 

Feb. 15, 172$. M. Johnson, jun., to H. (Rawl. 7. 97). Received 
advertisement on coming to town this term. Letters and books may be sent 
to Mr. Innys, bookseller, who will pay for them. Wishes H. success in his 
learned labours. [PS.] Has received acquittance for Fordun. 


He told me Johannes Major's Hist, of Scotland is scarcer than Hector 

He said M r . Ruddiman (who is a good Scholar) is writing a new Latin 

He told me Mr. Oliphant, who published some of Buchanan's Epistles, 
died about 4 Months since, in Lond., very poor, & y* he left an immense 
Collection of MSS. Collections made by him from the Cotton Library, 
w ch are no \v in the hands of one M r . Fraser, who is ab* a new Translation 
of Buchanan, with a great Number of Notes & a Continuation. He 
10 thinks M r . Fraser will make an ill use of them. He said he might have 
had them himself, M r . Oliphant offering them to him when he was ill, if 
he could have spar'd Money, as he could not, South Sea being then 

Feb. 19 (Sun,). The former Part of this Winter was the warmest 
that ever I knew in my Life, insomuch that it was just like Midsummer, 
& much beyond what 'tis generally at Spring. Things sprung & 
blossom'd most strangely, Beans & Pease, as well as other Things : in so 
much that a Friend hath writ me word from Berkshire that at Xtmass last 
there was a Pear tree, not far from Bracknell, near Ockingham in that 
20 County, that was in full bloom, as white as a sheet, & a Winter Pear, 
too. After this unseasonable warm Weather, it began to Freeze very hard 
on Jan. 30^ last, & so continued without Intermission 'till Yesterday, 

Feb. 20 (Mon.), In the year 1694 came out, in 8 VO , The Church's 
Triumph over Death : A Funeral-Sermon preached upon the Decease of 
Blessed M r . Robert Fleming, late Pastor of a Church in Rotterdam ; By 
Daniel Burgess. Ded. to the R k Worshipful Sir Henry Ashurst, Baronet. 
Text, i Cor. xv. 55, 56, 57. A canting, whining Thing. Fleming 
a Scotish man. Born 1630. Lent me by Tho. Rawlinson, Esq. 

30 Feb. 21 (Tu.), Strype's Ed. of Stowe's Survey of London is come 
out, a dull, heavy Performance. Stowe himself is good, & should not 
have fallen into such hands. 

Feb. 22 (Ash Wed.), Memorandum that M r . Hughes of Jesus 
got the Parsonage from M r . Hodges by a Majority of eleven Votes (for, 
as for Brook, he had considerably less than either), viz. M r . Hughes had 
98 and M r . Hodges 87 2 . It seems that X fc Church upon this occasion 
struck in with Hodges, thinking to have carried it for Hodges, & to have 
had the Credit of it. But they were much disappointed. The Morning 
of the Day of Election, it appeared that Hughes had the Majority of X* 
40 Ch., which some of the Canons understanding, they sent for some of the 
Masters, and used threatning Words, as I am well inform'd ; so that, 
after Dinner, the Masters meeting in the Common Room, they found 
Matters so turn'd as that the Majority was for Hodges. Upon wc Q it was 
propos'd that all should sign a Paper to go according to the Majority 

1 On Thursd., Feb. 23, it freez'd very hard again, & so continued 'till Thursd., 
March 9 th . 
a See above, under Feb. n. 

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of the House, w ch accordingly was done. The Principal Motive, it seems, 
that guided those Canons, & some others, to be so zealous ag* M r . Hughes 
was Jesus College's voting lately for D r . Harrison, in the Case of Camden 
Reader of History, in opposition to M r . White of X 4 Ch., whereas they 
exspected that Jesus Coll., out of a principal of Gratitude, should have been 
for X* Ch., who had serv'd D r . Wynne for y e Margaret Professorship, & 
M r . Lhuyd for the Beadleship, so effectually as Jesus College own'd that 
they should have lost these Places (as they certainly would), had it not 
been for X* Ch, But then it must be here also noted that the Whiggs 
struck in with M r . Hughes, who is nevertheless a great Tory, purely 10 
because M r . Hodges had been a great Stickler for M r . Weeksey for 
S fc . Marie's, in opposition to M r , Rogers, who is many years M r , Weeksey's 
Senior, and ought, upon account of his Seniority, as well as upon other 
Accounts, to have had it, which so vex'd M r . Rich d Dyer (who does not 
now meddle in any Coll. Affairs, & takes no other Benefit of his Fellowship 
than Dyet & Lodging) that he told me yesterday he was never so concern' d 
for the Loss of any Thing in his Life as for this, & he is the more 
troubled because he said 'twas done clandestinely, & in a very unfair, 
tricking manner, in so much that he had a good mind not to give the 
College two Pence more, being sensible that young, giddy headed People 20 
would carry every thing to the Disgrace of the College. It seems, not 
long agoe M r , Dyer gave the College three hundred Pounds, to which 
D r . Whalley, Fellow of the College, added 300 libs, more, on purpose to 
buy a Parsonage. With this six hundred Pounds, therefore, a good 
Parsonage near Reading in Berks, is bought, which M r . Dyer, however, 
is afraid the College will not give to M r . Rogers, tho' himself & D r , Whalley 
should recommend him. 

Yesterday, in the Afternoon, was carried through Oxford, in a magnifi- 
cent manner, in order to be buried in Worcestershire, the Corps of 
Thomas Vernon, Esq., an eminent Counsellor at Law, & one of the 3 
Knights for Worcestershire, who died at London, on Sunday, the 5 th insL, 
& is said to be worth two hundred thousand Pounds, which is disposed 
of in manner following : to his Lady, an Estate of a thousand Pounds 
per annum ; to his Sister, Wife of Counsellor Hackerly, an Estate of two 
hundred Pounds per annum; to her Daughter, his Niece, six thousand 
Pounds ; and the rest of his Estate, real and personal, to his Nephew, 
Walter Vernon, Esq. 

Feb. 23 (Th.). D r . Steward, the Marquess of Carnarvon's Governour, 
told me to-night that M r . Oliphant had met with an authentick MS. Paper 
about Q. Elizabeth's lying with Dudley, Earl <f Leycester. 4 

He told me that Dr. Stratford of X* Ch. told him that my L<* Oxford 
had authentick MSS. Copies from the Original Letters (published by 
Buchanan) of Mary, Q. of Scots. D r . Stratford told me something like 
this. But D r . Steward agrees with me, both of us believing that 
Buchanan himself was Author of these Letters. 

M r . Hunt of Balliol Coll. was with the Marquess of Carnarvon and 
D r . Steward at the Temple of Terminus (a Roman Work), in Scotland, 
last Summer. It seems, there is a printed Draught of it done not long 
agoe by it self. 


Feb. 24 (Fri.). On Thursd., the i6&, about five in the Evening, died 
M r . Secretary Craggs, of the Small Pox. This is the Gent, that put 
D r . Mead upon writing his excellent Book about the Plague, & the D r . 
hath dedicated it to him *. 

[Note of a printed book omitted.] 

Feb. 26 (Sun.). D r . Steward, on Thursday Night, said that Father 
Innys at Paris is about 50 Years of Age, & a very great Antiquarie, and 
that some years agoe, being in England & Scotland, he lost his Papers in 
Scotland (being an excellent Collection, made & written by himself, 
10 a Work of 10 Years), where the House was beset, upon account of his 
being a Priest, whereupon he leapt out of Window, & his Papers were 
seiz'd and burnt, they being left behind. He bore this Loss with great 
Patience, being a Man of an excellent Temper. 

Feb. 27 (Mon.). Mr. Sam 1 Carte, lately Curate at Bathe, and now 
a Non-Juror, hath writ and published The Irish Massacre, 4, Catalogus 
Archiepiscopatuum $ Episcopatuum in Angtia 2 , fol., and another Thing 
in Engl., wh, as I remember, is an Account of the Baptism of K. 
Charles I at Dumfermlin in Scotland, of w^h Account D r . Charlett hath 
a MS. Copy, attested by the Hey Herald of Scotland, from w<> h MS. Copy 
20 (I think) M r . Carte published his. This M r . Carte hath two Brothers, one 
of D r s'. Commons, the other a beneficed Clergyman in the Diocess of 
Litchfield and Coventry. 

Feb. 28 (Tu.). Last Night M r . Taylour of University Coll. shew'd 
me a little, thin fol. MS. of Paper, containing a List of the Royal Officers, 
Fees, &c., in the time of K. James I, but nothing near so considerable 
a MS. as one of the same kind shew'd me lately by M r . Calvert I took 
this Note out of this Book of M r . Taylour's, viz. 

Henley upon Thames : Keeper of the Forest-Fee, 

March 1 (Wed.). On Thursday last (Feb. 23) the Barons of the 
30 Exchequer gave Judgment in a Cause, which had been several Years 
depending, between the Duke of Marlborough and a Number of Masons, 
Carpenters, Joiners, &c., on a Demand of 7300!., and upwards, for Work 
done to Blenheim-House in Oxfordshire. It appeared by the Papers 
produced that the Duke had above 230000!. impass'd to him from her late 
Majesty, to defray the Expence of Building the said House. There were 
eight Council on a Side. The Barons of the Exchequer gave it as their 
Opinion that his Grace ought to pay the Money, and not the Crown, the 

Feb. 25, 1722. H. Bedford to H. (Rawl. 28. 15). Received H.'s of the 
1 4th. Account of payment of subscriptions. 

Feb. 25, 172J. J. Bridges to H. (Rawl. 28. 39). Sends Sir Robert 
Child's note for 20 in payment for Avesbury and Fordun. [Note by Hearne: 
* Rec d this Lett', Feb. 26, 1720. Feb. 27, Rec d the s d 20 libs of M r . Wilmot.'] 

1 He was buried in H. VII Chap, in Westm. Abbey, March t, 1720. 
8 His Father (I think) did this. Q[uaere] ? 

Feb. 24-Mar. 6.] VOLUME XCI, PAGES 63-72 221 

Workmen having not any legal Pretence to demand their Wages of any 
but his Grace. 

March 2 (Th.). This Day I walk'd over to Bayworth, in the Parish of 
Sunningwell, near Abbington in Berks., and took a View of M r . Baskerville's 
House, which, indeed, is a brave old Thing, full of Conveniences, and as 
pleasant a Place as need be desired. What I chiefly went for was to see 
the two Folio MSS. written by old Baskerville, which I have mention'd 
above, under Feb. 9*^. I was shew'd them by M ra . Giles, Wife of one 
M r . Giles, a Farrier of Oxford, which M>. Giles was left Executor by 
young Mr. Baskerville. The Books are not neer full, three Parts in 4, or 10 
thereabouts, being left blank, & perhaps there may be about 12 Quire 
of Paper in both Volumes. 'Tis a Medley of merry Stuff, wch shews the 
Collector to have been a madman, but I cannot think he was quite so 
mad as to have printed it, whatever he might give out. All Sunningwell 
and Bayworth belong'd to Baskerville, as did also the Presentation to the 
Parsonage of Sunningwell, but now all is come to Sir John Stonehouse, 
and God knows how long it may continue with him. For, being Abbey 
Land, I do not doubt but a Curse will go with it as long as it continues in 
Lay hands. 'Tis true old Baskerville (who made the said Collection), tho' 
a whimsical Man, yet mightily improv'd the Estate, but then his Son spent 20 
all, died heart broken (occasion'd by thinking what he had done), & now 
the Family is exstinct. 

March 3 (Pri.). There is a Saying at Sunningwell, 

All the Maids in Sunningwell 
You may put in an Eggshell. 

March 4 (Sat.). D r . Hoadley, BP of Bangor, preach'd before the 
House of Lords, the 30^ of January last. They call'd it an excellent 
Sermon, and desir'd him to print it forthwith. Accordingly, it is come 
out. Yesterday I saw the 3 d Edition of it. It is a sad, roguish Thing, 
and the blame is cast most abominably by Hoadley upon the good King. 30 

March 6 (Sun.). Dr. Tho. Haywood, D.D. and Fellow of S*. John's 
Coll., hath just published Macarius's Homilies in English, translated from 
the Greek and Latin. In one Vol., 8 VO , printed at London. 

March 6 (Mon.). Proposals are come out for printing in English, 
with Notes, Theophilus Antiochenus's Apology, & Hermias's Irrision of 
the Pagan Philosophers, & Tertullian's Prescription against Hereticks. 
By Joseph Betty, A.M., Fellow of Exeter Coll., Oxon. 'Tis to be in 8, 
& the Price to Subscribers 55., half in hand. 

This Day, in a Convocation in the Morning, M r . [Wyndham] 
Knatchbull, Gent. Com. of Balliol-Coll., of about three Years' standing, 4 
had the Degree of Master of Arts conferr'd upon him. 

March 4, 172$. B. L. Calvert to H. (Rawl. 4. n). Hopes H. has 
received the money and letter by Mr. Whiteside. Please direct Avesbury 
and all other parcels to Nando's Coffee-house, near Temple Bar. Dr. Girdler 
will be in Oxford next week. ' The season is very sickly here in London, 
& death visits much the houses of great Men.' 


M r . J. Lewis, M.A., Minister of Margate in Kent, hath just published, 
in 8 VO , pr. at Lond., the Life of John Wickliffe. 

March 7 (Tu.). The said M r . Lewis hath printed some other Things. 
This Life was occasion'd by an Account of Wickliffe published by 
M r . Earbury, an honest Non-Juror, with whom Lewis is angry; but 
Earbury's is the best and honestest Account. 

March 8 (Wed.), 

On Friday, Feb. 24 th last, in the Afternoon^ died, aged between eighty and 
ninety Years, John Sheffield, Duke of the County of Buckingham, also Duke 

10 and Marquess of Normanby, Earl of Mulgrave, Baron of Betterwick, and 
Knight of the most Noble Order of the Garter. In the Reign of King 
Charles II, he was Gentleman of the Bed-Chamber, Colonel of the old 
Holland Regiment, Governour of Hull, and Commander of the Forces 
sent to Tangier. In the Reign of King James II, he was a Member of 
the Privy-Council, and Lord Chamberlain of the Houshold. Upon the 
Advancement of King William and Queen Mary to the Throne, he was again 
sworn a Member of the Privy Council* In the reign of Queen Anne, 
he was at several Times made Lord Privy Seal, Lord Steward of the 
Houshold, and President of the Council. His first Wife was Ursula, Widow 

20 of the Earl of Conway, by whom he had no Issue. His second Wife was 
Katherine, the Widow of Baptist, Earl of Gainsborough, by whom he had 
likewise no Issue. His third Wife, who now survives him, is Katharine, 
Natural Daughter to King James II, by Katharine Sydley, whom he created 
Countess of Dorchester for Life, permitted to bear his Arms, and dignify'd 
with the Title of a Duke's Daughter, by the Name of Darnley. She was the 
Widow of James, Earl of Anglesea, from whom she was separated by Act of 
Parliament for his Cruelty to her, and causeless ill Usage. By her he hath 
left Issue, now living, one Son, born in 1716, who succeeds his Father in his 
Honour and Estate. It is observable that his Grace was in the House of 

30 Lords the Monday before his Death, and at Night in the City, and the three 
following Days he was hearty, and free from Sickness, though confined 
by a sore Toe ; so that it may be said of him that he died of Old Age. 

This Account from the Prints verbatim. 

March 9 (Th.). On Wednesday Night, the I st inst, died D r . Kennett 
BP of Peterborough's Lady, being his 3 d Wife. 

Yesterday Morning died William Wright, Esq., Recorder of Oxford, 
and one of the Welch Judges. He was a very great Whig, but a Man 
of very good Sense. He hath written and published several Things, but 
I cannot tell whether he put his Name to any. He hath left a Widow 
40 behind him, being his second Wife, one of the Daughters of John Finch, 
of Feens in Berks., Esq. Which Feens is a Fine Mannour in the Parish 
of White Waltham, in the said county of Berks., and was left by M r . Finch 
(for want of Heirs Male) to his five Daughters, one of w ch is the said 
Recorder's Wife ; the other[s] were married thus : one (M r8 . Elizabeth 

March 8, 172. T. Allen to H. (Rawl. i. 6). Wonders at Mr. Bateman : 
as soon as he goes to London, will send the money by Godfrey. Mr. Parker's 
rent was sent to London last week. If Dr. Hudson has not received the 
second payment for Josephus, it is Mr. Bateman's fault. [PS.] ' I phansie 
D r . Thorp is upon some such work as was mention'd in y r last but one ; if 
not, I wish you wou'd take pen in hand, & doe our country justice.' 

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Finch), who is the eldest (as I have been told), to my Greatest Friend, 
Francis Cherry, Esq., another to Captain Sawyer, of Heywood in White- 
Waltham. Both the Capt. & she are dead, but M r . Cherry's Lady is 
living. Another to M r . Yorke, both [of] whom now live in Oxford, but 
have no Children. And the youngest of all the five to one Mr. Dalby of 
Reading. One of the Recorder's Sons is Deputy Recorder, having been 
so for some time. He is married to a Daughter of one M r . Heywood, 
an Attorney in Halywell in Oxford. She is a very pretty Woman, and 
bears a fair Character l . 

March 1O (Fri.). Yesterday the Assize Sermon at Oxford was 10 
preached by M r . Holmes of S*. John's-Coll. 

March 11 (Sat.). Yesterday, as I went to Godstowe, I went into 
Magd. Parish Church, and view'd the Epitaph of W Smith of Merton 
Coll., a famous Scholar, who died, Feb. 21, 1580, set. 58. It is in Brass, 
on one of the Pillars of the Church, & his Effigies is there, too. He is 
not in Ant. a Wood 2 . 

March 12 (Sun.) On Friday last died one M r . Simpson, Head Cook 
of Brazen-Nose-Coll. He was a North Countrey (I think, a Cumberland) 
Man, and got his Place by the Interest of my Lady Clark, Wife of 
D r . Shippen, Principal of Brazen-Nose. He was buried this Evening in 20 
S*. Peter's Parish Church in the East. 

[Note of a printed book omitted.] 

March 13 (Mon.). Just printed, The Bishop of Chester's s Case with 
Relation to the Wardenship of Manchester : In which is shewn That no 
other Degrees but such as are taken in the University can be deemed 
Legal Qualifications for any Ecclesiastical Preferment in England; 
Oxford, e Th. Sheld., 1721, fol. ; in 14 Sheets. It was occasion' d 
by Sam. Peplo's being made Warden of Manchester, whereas he was 
only M.A. of the University (being of Jesus Coll. in Oxon.). Yet 
he should be at least B. of Div. Upon W CQ the ArchbP made him 30 
Bach, of Div., but the BP of Chester would not admitt him, looking 
upon the ArchbP' 8 Degree as not a legal Qualification. A Suit of Law 
upon this Commenc'd, and 'tis still depending. 

March 14 (Tu.). Mr. Charles Peters of X* Church hath just put out 
a new Ed., in 4*, of Fracastorius's Poem intit., Morbus Gallicus. He 
hath dedicated it to D r . Mead, his Great Friend. W h D r . Mead is one 
of the greatest Patrons of Learning now in England. 

March 15 (Wed.). The L d Carteret was about a Fortnight since 
sworn a Privy Councellor, & a Principal Secretary of State to K. G. 

This Day, in a Convocation at ten Clock, M r . [Peniston] Powney, 40 
Gentleman-Commoner of Queen's-Coll., of about 5 Years' standing (having 
travelled about half a Year in France), had the Honorary Degree of Master 
Df Arts conferr'd upon him. This Gentleman is of Maidenhead in Berks. 

1 The Recorder was buried in Cairfax Church on Sunday Night, March 12 th . 
a See below, April 30. 3 GastrelL 


March 16 (Th.). Yesterday died M* Cooper, Scholar of Balliol- 
College, and Son of M r . George Cooper, Register of the Univ. of Oxon, 
He died of a Pleurisy. He hath another Son of New- Coll. 1 

March 17 (Pri.). Yesterday Sir Rob* Banks Jenkinson, Bar 4 , was 
chosen Recorder of the City of Oxon., in room of M r . Wright, deceased. 
He was opposed by M r . Wright's Son, who was Deputy to his Father, 
but Sir Robert, being a Tory, & the other a great Whig, carried it by 
a great Majority, having double the Number, at least, of the Votes. 'Tis 
reported that M r . Wright should say in the House, when the Election 
10 was over (it being made by Common Council), / have always been an 
Enemy to the University, <J- / will always be an Enemy to it, being nettled, 
it seems, that many of the University used their Interest at this time for 
Sir Rob*. 

March 18 (Sat.), Last Night Mr. Jebb was pleased to tell me 
Spark's Ed. of Lactantius is a wretched one. I suppose he spoke the 
Sentiments of M r . Wasse, that conceited, injudicious Cantabrigian that 
published Salust ; woh M r . Wasse hath a design of printing Lactantius 
himself, with a strange Farrago of riff-raff Notes, & in the Ed. he will put 
some things upon Lactantius look'd upon hitherto as spurious. But let 
20 him say what he will, Spark's is a good Ed., & much valued. 

[Note of a printed book omitted.] 

March 19 (Sun.). Last Night, being in company with Dr. Steward, 
M r . Duncan, & some others, it was there said by M r . Duncan that the 
Preface to Hereditary Right was writ by M r . Downes, formerly of Balliol 
Coll., & now a Non Juror. Several of them also said that the Book was 
drawn up by M r . George Harbin, tho' many had a hand in it, & that 
M r . Bedford, who suffer'd for it, only corrected the Press. 

March 20 (Mon.), M r . Cole the Ingraver shew'd me to-day a very 
good brass Coyn of Allectus, with TEMPORVM FELICITAS. 

March 16, 172$. P. Eyre to H. (Rawl. 5. 5). His father wishes to be 
excused from subscribing for Fordun. 

March 17, 172$. T. Allen to H. (Rawl. i. ta). Hearty thanks for the 
books. Will send money when he goes to London. ' I design'd the furniture 
of my room at Oxford for one of my rooms here [i.e. Murston in Kent], 
but M r . Bateman has never yet found an opportunity to send it me ; last 
year he cou'd not send it for want of water in the River, and now he says 
the College [Wadham] are not willing he should doe it. I suppose the 
payment of y r money was hinder'd some such way.' Hopes H. will be able 
to get him a copy of Sprott. 

March 20, 172$. Q. Hearne to H. (Rawl. 26. 30). ' I have been very 
uneasy because I have not heard from you so long, especially because the 
last time I wrot it was because your Poor sister Nan was taken with lameness 
and such paine in her Limbs that she was not able to goe about, & was 
faine to put her self into a surgeon's hands, and was at a great charge, and 
she desired me earnestly to write to you to have praid you, for God's sake, 

1 He was buried in Holywell Church (in w ch parish his Father lives), on Friday 
Night, March 17 th . 

Mar. 16-22.] VOLUME XCI, PAGES 83-91 225 

March 21 (Tu.). On Wednesday last was buried in the Church of 
Newnham Courtney, near Oxford, M. Anne Eaton, one of the Daughters 
of the late D r . Byrom Eaton. Which D r . Eaton was formerly Principal 
of Gloucester Hall (now Worcester Coll.), which he resign'd, and died 
Rector of Newnham, where he is also buried. He died very rich, and 
left all to three Daughters, his only Son (to whom X 4 - Wase dedicated his 
Senarius) dying many Years before. The youngest Daughter died some 
time after the Father, & is buried in Newnham Church. The 3 d Daughter 
is she mention'd before that was buried on Wednesday last. Both of 
them died unmarried, tho' D r . Holland (now Warden of Merton Coll., & to 
Rector of East Hendred in Berks.) made his Addresses, some time since, 
but without Success, to the second. The eldest is now living, but un- 
married also. The said D r . Eaton was a good Classical Scholar, and 
excellent at Terence and Horace, no one being look'd upon to have 
better Skill in the Measure of their Verse than he, & upon this Subject 
he writ a little Thing, w ch being put into my hands after his Death, the 
hand being very miserable, I transcrib'd it, & it was printed, tho' I never 
yet saw so much as one of the printed Copies. 

March 22 (Wed.). 

1 The late Duke of Buckingham, having lain in state on Thursday, Friday, 20 
and Saturday, being March 9 th , io th , & n th , at his House in S*. James's 
Park, in a very magnificent Manner, viz. in a Room of State hung with 
Velvet, within an Alcove, and a Canopy, with Feathers, the Coronet, Cap, 
and Cushion, and all the Trophies of Honour fix'd round him, six Mutes and 
a Page of Honour at the Foot of the Body, three other Rooms and the great 
Hall hung in Mourning, was on Saturday Night (the said March i i th ) 
interred in Westminster-Abbey, with a great deal of Funeral Pomp, the 
Procession being made in the following Order, viz. a Servant of the Office 
of Arms ; six Conductors in their Gowns, with black Staves, two and two ; 

to send her som what in a letter directed to me for her, and I will faithfully 
send it to her. She lives now with one M r . Jeffreys, neare Loudwater in 
Buckinghamshire; therfore, pray let me Request you this once to do it, 
for the surgeon has done her much good, and she is better, and gives her 
deare love to you, and pray send her som what in a Letter to be left at 
Braywick next Return. I tell you in good earnest I am a great and grievous 
cripple, and am an object of great compassion to all that see me go along, 
and could wish that I might see you once more before I die, for I cannot live 
long in this misery I endure night and day, & this is the worst Winter that 
Ever I endured for Cold, wett weather, and I think 'twill Kill all old folke. 
I will tell you of a Sad thing. You well Knew Sam. Jessop the yonger. He 
has of late yeares ffollowed a Loose life, & absconded from his wife and 
children, & has of late been apprehended for horstealing [j/f], and other 
crimes, & brought to Reading this Assizes, and condemned to be hanged for 
the same, and I think to be Executed ther this Wednesday. 'Tis a sad thing 
to consider. Your uncle is alive still, but in a miserable poor condition, 
and lies alway in Bed, and I am not able to send him any Relief. The parish 
alow him but 1 8 pence the week now, for he had but 1 2 pence. ... I saw 
Poor Nan yesterday, Midlent Sunday ; pray Remember her som what.' [PS.] 
; Lett me know what newes from Oxon. Assizes. M r . Griffyth['s] service 
.0 you.' 

1 [This account is evidently taken from a newspaper.] 

VOL. vn. Q 


A Kettle Drum in Mourning, adorn'd with the Escutcheons of the Arms 
of the deceased ; Four of his Majesty's Trumpets in their proper Cloaths, 
with Trumpet-Banners and Scarfs, &c. ; Ten Horsemen, with black Trun- 
cheons, in Cloaks, &c. ; The Great Standard, carried by a Gentleman in 
a Scarf, supported by two others in Cloaks ; Sixteen of the Duke's Servants 
in Cloaks, &c., two and two ; The Guidon, born by a Gentleman in a Scarf, 
supported by two others in Cloaks ; A State-Horse, with Velvet Caparison, 
Hood, and Feathers, Silk Streamers, Escutcheons, Crests, and Cyphers, 
led by two Grooms ; Ten Horsemen in Cloaks ; The Duke's Secretary, on 

10 Horseback, single ; The Duke's Chaplain, in like Manner ; Four of the 
Duke's Officers, viz. Steward, Comptroller, Treasurer, and Chamberlain, 
with their white Rods; The Spurs, Gauntlet, Helmet, Crest, and Martlets, 
Target, Sword, and Surcoat of Arms, carried by Six Heralds in their proper 
Habits, with Silk Scarfs ; The Ducal Coronet, and Collar of the Order, 
carried by a King at Arms on a Crimson Velvet Cushion; The Hearse, 
drawn by the late Duke's own grey Horses, covered with Velvet, adorn'd 
with Feathers, Silk Streamers, Escutcheons, Shield, and Stars, and eight 
Banner Rolls with the Arms of the Family quartered, carried by eight 
Gentlemen on Horseback, in Silk Scarfs, on each Side of the Hearse; The 

20 Dutchess Dowager's Mourning Coach ; The Duke of Dorset, chief Mourner, 
supported by two Lords ; Six Pages of Honour ; Twelve Mourning Coaches 
more, with eight Knights of the Garter, among whom were the Dukes 
of Bolton, Montague, Kingston, and Newcastle, and four other Lords to 
support the Pall; A State Horse, with very rich Caparisons, embroider'd 
with Gold, fringed, and adorned with black and white Feathers, &c. ; His 
Majesty's and his Royal Highness's Coaches; Above 50 Coaches of the 
prime Nobility followed according to their Rank, attended with above 500 
Lights. In this Order they proceeded to the West Door of the Abbey, where 
the Conductors filed off to the Right and Left, to make Way for the Pro- 

3 cession, the Kettle-Drums beating, and the Trumpets sounding, till the whole 
was entered. In the Abbey they were received by the Dean and Chapter in 
their Copes, the whole Choir, in their Surplices, singing before the Corpse, 
which was carried up to a Vault in King Henry VII's Chapel, the Ensigns 
of Honour being all borne by the proper Officers. After the Bishop of 
Rochester had finished the Service, Garter King at Arms proclaimed the Stile 
and Title of the deceased over the Vault : ' Thus it hath pleased Almighty 
God to take out of this transitory Life the most High, Mighty, and most 
noble Prince, John, late Duke of Buckinghamshire, also Duke and Marquess 
of Normanby, Earl of Mulgrave, Baron Sheffield of Butterwick, and Knight 

40 of the most noble Order of the Garter.' Which being done, the Chamberlain, 
Steward, Treasurer, and Comptroller to the deceased broke their white 
Staves, and threw them into the Vault upon him. We are informed that the 
following Epitaph was designed by his Grace for the Tomb which is to be 
erected for him in Westminster- Abbey : 

Pro Rege saepe, 

Pro Republica semper, 

Dubius, non improbus, vixi ; 

Incertus, non perturbatus, morior. 

Christum adveneror, 

50 In Deo solo confido, 

JEterno & Omnipotente. 
Ens Entium, miserere mei! 

March 24 (Fri.). On Wednesday last was a Convocation, in the 
Morning, to give Thanks to the BP of Chester for his Case, & to my 
L d Nottingham for a Book written by him against Whiston \ 

1 See below, under March 26. 

Mar. 22-28.] VOLUME XCI, PAGES 91-103 227 

On the same Day died M rs . Kimber, Wife of my Friend, M r . Thomas 
Kimber, a sensible Roman Catholick, of Holywell in Oxford. She was 
buried in Holywell Church Yard last Night. 

March 25 (Sat.), 1721. Yesterday, being at Foxcomb, near Abbington, 
I met with Mr. Harper, a Roman Catholick of Abbington, who is a sort 
of a Sollicitor, &, I believe, can inform one of some Particulars about 
Culham, where was a Religious Cell. 

As I came home, I met with an old Man, a Mole Catcher, with whom 
I had some Discourse about Chilswell Farm. He told me there was 
a Chapell there some Years agoe, & that he was the Man that pull'd it 10 
down, by Order of M r . Green, the present Tenant. 

March 26 (Sun.). Out of the News Papers : 

Oxford, March 22. This Day, in a very full Convocation, it was unani- 
mously decreed that the solemn Thanks of this University should be returned 
to the Right Honourable the Earl of Nottingham for his most Noble Defence 
of the Christian Faith, contained in his Lordship's ' Answer to M r . Whiston's 
Letter to him concerning the Eternity of the Son of God, and of the Holy 
Ghost.' In like manner it was decreed that solemn Thanks should be 
returned to the Right Reverend Father in God, Francis, Lord Bishop of 
Chester, on Account of his having so fully asserted the Rights, Privileges, and 20 
Dignity belonging to University Degrees, in his Book entituled, ' The Bishop 
of Chester's Case with Relation to the Wardenship of Manchester,' &c. 
Then it was likewise unanimously agreed that the Reverend D r . Shippen, 
Vice-Chancellour, together with the Honourable William Bromley and the 
Honourable George Clarke, Esq. (Burgesses in Parliament for the University), 
do wait upon the said Earl of Nottingham and the said Lord Bishop of 
Chester, and present to their Lordships the aforesaid Thanks in the Name of 
the whole University. 

March 27 (Mon.). About a Fortnight since, died, at London, M M . 
Cotton, Wife of Robert Cotton, of Gidding in Huntingdonshire, Esq., 30 
a Lady of singular Vertues and Merit, and particularly regretted for the 
many and great Charities which she made the chief Employment of her 
Life. Her corps was, on Tuesday, the 2i 8t inst, carried out of Town to 
be interred in Huntingdonshire. 

[Note of a printed book omitted.] 

March 28 (Tu.). It always grieves me, when I go through Queen's 
College, to see the Ruins of the old Chapell next to High Street, the 
Area of which now lyes open (the Building being most of it pull'd down), 
& trampled upon by Dogs, &c., as if the Ground had been never con- 
secrated. Nor do the Queen's Coll. People take any care to hinder or 4 
preserve it from Prophanation, but rather laugh at it when 'tis mention'd, 
tho' 'tis certain that much greater Men are buried there than ever will be 
buried in their New Chapell. But as they are regardless in this Point, so 
they are as unmindfull of their Benefactors. For, tho' D r . Halton, their 
late Provost (and a wise Governour of the College), put up a brave, strong 
Piece of Building at the Provost's Lodgings, yet this was pull'd down by 
the Order of his Successor, D r . Lancaster, & D r . Halton never, or very 
rarely, is mentioned amongst them as a Benefactor. 

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March 29 (Wed.). Benj. Johnson, in his Verses upon M r . Selden's 
Titles of Honour (which Verses are prefix'd to the said Book), commends 
M r . Selden's Stile very much, which is strange to me, since no body writ 
a worse or more careless one. 

March 30 (Th.). D r . Leonard Hutten, in p. 356 of the Antiquities 
of Oxford that I have printed at the End of Textus Roff., mentions 
certain poor Tenements, looking on our right hand from S*. Ebb's Ch. 
towards Bocardo, called the Seven Deadly Sins, beyond which, on the 
same side, he mentions the Backsides of S*. Marie's College. What the 
10 said Tenements were is not now known in Oxford. To be sure, they 
were so called for the Wickedness there committed. 

On Wednesday Morning last, Christ Church great Bell rung out for 
one M r . Stevenson, a Commoner of that Coll., who died by bleeding at 
the Nose. And yesterday Morning the same Bell rung out for M r . Smith, 
a Batchelor Student of that House, an ingenious, sober, modest young 
Man, who, being in a violent Feaver at London, & his Nurse being turn'd 
aside, happened to cut his own Throat, about 3 Weeks or a Month 

March 31 (Fri.). This day Sennight was hang'd at Oxford (being 
20 the onely person condemn'd there this last Assizes) a young Man of 
about 2 2 Years of Age, for divers Crimes. His Father and Mother, who 
live somewhere about Thame, were present at the Execution, and had 
a Coffin to bury him, but the Scholars, having combin'd to have him 
dissected, took the Body away by force, abused the Father and Mother 
in such a degree that the Woman miscarried, & is since dead \ & carried 
the Body off naked, upon their Shoulders, to Exeter College, where one 
D r . Furneux of that College dissected it. IX Lasher had sent a Warrant 
(as he is Deputy Professor of Physick) to the Undersheriff, M r . Trollop, 
but Trollop took no notice of it, & therefore the Scholars took the Body 
30 away violently. 

April 1 (Sat.). On Thursday last I perused a MS., in 4*0, on Vellam, 
lent me by Thomas Rawlinson, Esq.,, Exhortaciones Sanctorum 
Patrum Perfections. In xxi Books. But the 2 first & part of the 3 d 
are wanting. 

April 2 (Sun.). On Thursday Night last was buried in S*. Marie's 

March 31, 1721. J. Thorpe to H. (Rawl. 10. 98). Obliged to H. for 
procuring books mentioned in his letter of the 24th. Sent a guinea by the 
Rochester carrier on Thursday last. Will soon send an account of Mr. 
Lambard's MSS. Will take it as a particular favour if H. can procure him 
any other of the books he has published since Leland's Itinerary. 

April 1, 1721. H. Hall to H. (Rawl. 7. 5). Thanks for the use of Dr. 
Grabe's posthumous piece. ' I am my self under no small trouble and affliction, 
having lost my very good Friend & Patron, y e Hon ble Colonel Tufton, who 
died yesterday about noon.' 

1 I am assur'd since that she is not dead, but recovered. June 14, 1721. 

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Church in Oxon. a Son of my Lord Hilsborough's. He was about four 
Years old, and died of a Consumption in Oxford. 

April 3 (Mon.). On Friday last, about Noon, died the Hon bl 
Colonel Tufton, of Newbottle, near Astrop in Northamptonshire, a Gentle- 
man of very great Merits, & a great sufferer for his Loyalty & Honesty, 
for w cl1 reason he never acknowledged the Usurpers, & us'd to call the 
Revolution the Rebellion. 

April 4 (Tu.). A pretty many Years agoe was printed at the Theater 
in Oxford, in 8 VO , a small Treatise in English about the Usefullness of 
the Mathematicks. I am told this Tract is about to be reprinted, & that 10 
the Author of it is M r . Edw. Strong, who took his Master of Arts' Deg., 
June 25, 1698, was Fellow of Balliol Coll., & is now a Divine in the 
Country 1 . 

April 5 (Wed.). From the News Papers : 

On Tuesday and Wednesday last, the House of Lords heard the Cause 
concerning the rebuilding Westminster College, between Francis, Lord 
Bishop of Rochester, Dean of the Collegiate Church of S*. Peter, Westminster, 
Michael Evans, Clerk, Lawrence Broderick, Robert Cannon, and Henry 
Barker, Doctors in Divinity, four of the Prebendaries of the Collegiate 
Church, Appellants, Sir Robert Raymond, his Majesty's Attorney General, 20 
Nicholas Onley, Thomas Dent, Thomas Lynford, and Edward Gee, Doctors 
in Divinity, and Samuel, Lord Bishop of Carlisle, five of the Prebendaries 
of the Collegiate Church aforesaid, Robert Freind, Doctor in Divinity, 
Master of Westminster School, and William Farrer, Esquire, Respondents ; 
which Cause had been heard two Dayes successively, in June last, before 
the Lord Chancellor, who was pleased to order that the Parties should 
proceed to a Tryal at iaw, at the Bar of the Court of King's Bench. 
i st , Whether the Relators, the Prebendaries of Westminster, have such 
a Right or Interest in the Garden called the Common, or College, or 
Prebendaries' Orchard, in Question, that the Dean and Chapter cannot, 30 
without the Consent of the Respondents, the Prebendaries, lawfully build 
thereon according to the Plan proposed for building a new Dormitory. 
2 dl y, Whether the Respondent, Doctor Freind, hath such a Right and 
Interest in such a little Garden that the Dean and Chapter cannot lawfully 
build thereon without his Consent, according to the said Plan. 3 d 'y, Whether, 
if the said Building should go on according to the said Plan, it would be such 
a Nuisance to the Respondents, D r . Dent and M r . Farrer, that they might 
lawfully stop the said Building. The Bishop of Rochester, &c., not willing 
to abide this Issue, did thereupon directly appeal to the House of Lords, 
and their Lordships, after hearing the arguments of Council for two Days 40 
successively, adjourned their Debates for a Fortnight, to give time to the 
Parties to agree. 

April 6 (Th.). Last Night was with me one Alexander More, a 
Scotch Man, who, 16 or 17 Years agoe, was admitted a Student in the 

April 3, 1721. T. Allen to H. (Rawl. 13. 22). Sent four and a half 
guineas last week for Textus and Avesbury. Thanks for Sprott. Knows 
not when he was in Mr. Bateman's debt. If Mr. B. has not done so, please 
pay Mrs. Hudson for the books she sold T. A. 

1 KB. It is since reprinted. 


Bodlejan Library, and pretending to be about compiling a History of 
Animals, Insects, &c., by that means got abundance of Subscriptions, but 
soon going from Oxford, & staying away ever since, I thought he had 
been dead. He came to Town last Week, & designs to present to the 
University (as he says) a Book of his own Collecting, containing abun- 
dance of Marine Plants not known before, & a great many seeds of 
Forreign rare Plants, he having, as he says, been in many Parts beyond 
Sea, as in France, upon the Alps, &c. I ask'd him about his Book, but he 
says he had laid it aside as a Thing he could not finish, pretending that 
10 'twas impossible for any Man to go through with it. So that his Collecting 
Subscriptions is a Scotch Trick. I told him he might print as far as he 
could do. But this he evaded. The poor Man seems to be craz'd. I 
have heard that he is a Roman Catholick. 

April 7 (Good Fri.). Mr. Taylor of University College told me 
this Week that some Forreigner is about writing, in Latin, the present 
State of the University of Oxford, with a Touch of its Antiquities. 

April 8 (Sat.). This Day I read more of the Life of BP Bull written 
by M r . Nelson than I had done before. There are a great many 
remarkable Things in it, but I must needs say that I always wondered 
ao that M r . Nelson should undertake the Work (notwithstanding his 
Acquaintance with the Bishop), since he was a Non-Juror, and the 
Bishop took all Oaths, & did not make any scruples about striking in 
with the wicked Doctrines & Principles at the Revolution, or rather, 
Rebellion. And what still amazes me, is that D r . Hickes was also one 
of the great Applauders of the Conduct of this BP Bull. There is no 
doubt but the BP was a very learned Man, but then all his Learning can 
never attone for his base Complyances. 

April 9 (Easter Sun.). The four Easter Sermons before the 
University this Year are : M r . Foulkes of X* Ch., at X* Ch., Good Friday; 
3 o M r . Haviland of Exeter Coll., at S*. Peter's in the East ; M r . Bromwich 
of New Coll. (who is also V. Princ. of St. Mary Hall), at St. Marie's, on 
Easter Monday ; M r . Barry of Trinity Coll., at S*. Marie's, on Easter 

I have heard D r . Mill say more than once that D r . Grabe published 
D r . Bull's Works, with Notes and Additions, without D r . Bull's Leave or 

April 8, 1721. J. Anstis to H. (Rawl. i. 98). 'I did not return you 
an answer sooner to y r former letter with reference to consulting your friends 
here about the proposall I formerly made touching your coming to town, 
because I had received, some short time before that letter came to my hands, 
a recommendation from Baron Price of a Clergyman to be employed in 
publishing what could be found in M r . Petyt's Collections, in pursuance 
of his will, when that money should be gotten by a decree in Chancery. 
So that, being tyed up by promise (in case that person undertakes that task), 
It would be in vain for me to say any thing therein.' Glover's extracts from 
Fordun in the Heralds' Office end in the year 1436. 

April 8, 1721. R. Gale to H. (Rawl. 2^. 300). Account of the MS. of 
Fordun in the Cotton Library. ' I cannot tell where my Father had his copy, 
except he bought it at an Auction of one M r . Smith's books that were sold in 

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Consent, & that D r . Bull was displeased on that account; but the 
contrary appears from M r . Nelson's Life of D r . Bull, where we have his 
Thanks to D*. Grabe upon that account. 

April 10 (Mon.). On Saturday last, in a Convocation at two Clock, 
the Marquess of Carnarvon was created D r . of Law, being presented by 
D r . Harrison of All Souls, & the Marquiss's Governour, D r . Steward, 
was created D r . of Physick, w ch Degree he had before taken at S fc . Andrews 
and Leyden. The Marquess hath been in Oxford little more than a 
Year, & perhaps may be 17 Years of Age. Yesterday he was at 
8*. Peter's Ch. in the East, & sat with his Scarlet among the Doctors. 10 
He is just leaving the University, being to travel, and D r . Steward is to 
travel with him. He travelled last Summer into Scotland, I suppose by 
the Direction of D r . Steward, & had like to have been drown'd by the 
way, his horse throwing him from a Bridge into a River. D r . Steward 
was presented to his Degree by D r . Lasher, Deputy Professor of 

April 11 (Tu.). We hear from Southampton that a poor Man there, 
digging lately a Foundation in his own Ground, found a Pot of ancient 
Gold Coin, that the Pieces in it of the latest Date are of King John's 
Coin, and that many others of them are of greater Antiquity. 20 

April 12 (Wed.). Some time since, in the last Year, I think, died, 
at London, M>. Hugh Thomas, called by many the Welch Genealogist. 
He was about 46 Years old, & tho' a very indifferent Scholar (for he did 
not understand Latin), yet he was very considerable at Pedigrees, and 
made very good Collections that way. He was a Roman Catholick, and 
was married, as it appeared when he died, tho' he kept it as a Secret. 
He was a very honest Man, and so abstemious that he drunk nothing but 
Water. He hath left his MSS., as I hear, to my L d Oxford, with Con- 
dition that his Widow be paid so much Money in Consideration for 
them. 30 

April 13 (Th.). This Afternoon one M r . Jones, a considerable 
Mathematician of London, called upon me, and told me, among other 
Things, that D r . Mead either hath purchas'd, or is about purchasing, a very 
fine Collection of Classical MSS. 

April 14 (Fri.). M r . Edw d Burton informs me there is an Edition 

April 11, 1721. H. Bedford to H. (Rawl. 28. 16). Received H.'s of the 
1 7th and aist ult. Has inquired in vain for the Charta Authentica among 
the Cambridge booksellers. Mr. Baker would have borrowed it from St. 
John's College Library, to which he gave it, but it has been missing these 
seven years. Nephew Smith had it, but the person he lent it to cannot find 
it. He values it at five guineas. Would not buy it at so great a price, 
without first consulting H. Will try to get it from Paris. Mr. Baker is sorry 
he can supply nothing about Fordun's age, except from printed books. 
[PS.] ' The inclos'd came from M r . Baker, as I was closing this, w ch I could 
hardly thrust into this little cover, but hoped y w d accept it for y e sake both 
of y e friend it comes from, & of y e Author, a Non-juror of our friend's 
acquaintance, tho' unknown to me.' 


design'd of M r . Selden's Works, and he wants to know where his Law 
Books are, or if I have any Letters of his, &c., to compleat the Edition, 
all the pieces of his that can be got being designed to be inserted. 

April 15 (Sat.). On Monday last M r . John Hodgson, Fellow of 
University Coll., was struck with a dead Palsy, as he was coming out of 
the Hall from Dinner, and died last Night. He took his Master of Arts' 
Degree, May 16, 1707, was a tolerable good Florist, and was very 
frequently in the Family of Sir William Glyn of Amersden, upon that 
and some other Accounts. He was buried in the College Chapell this 
10 Afternoon, between 4 & 5 Clock. 

April 15, 1721. H. Bedford to H. (Rawl. 2. 60). ' I have borrow'd y e 
Charta Authentica for y of my very worthy friend, M r . Robert Grey, M.D., 
on 2 conditions, one y* I answer for its being return'd him as soon as may 
be, & the other y* y make him a subscriber to Fordun, in small paper, 
both w ch I have undertaken for, & am promis'd a safe opportunity of 
sending y y e Book next week. ... In my poor judgem*, y sh d publish this 
Charter, tho it be lately published, as I had also heard, in Mabillon. It is so 
proper to y r work y* it sh d not be parted from it. If y are desirous of it, 
Tarbet, Lord Register, has writ on y e same subject; I believe I can also 
get y that ; but it may be time enough to tell me when y return y e Charta, 
w ch I hope y will get transcrib'd first.' [PS.] 'Barwick's Life will hardly 
be out this month.' 

April 15, 1721. G. Hearne to H. (Rawl. 26. 40). 'My most deare 
and Kind son, I doe, after mine and my wive's dearest love, and thanks for 
all former Kindnes, Returne our particular acknowledgm* 8 for your last, 
wich we safly Received, with the pr[es]ent [of] half a Guinea for your poor 
sister, which I carefull sent her, having then great need ; but, I Bless God, 
she is like to be well againe, thro God's Blessing. She thanks you most 
heartilly, and so do I, and your uncle also for the many former favours, 
and specially for this last ; but he continues still in a miserable condition, and 
keeps his Bed alwaies. The p[ar]isoners [?] alows him now 18 pence the week, 
and orders a Woman to look after him once and twice a day. I thank 
you for the loane of the Book of Curiosities, which I will take great care of, 
and shall Return it safly pact up in your bag ere it be long. Sam. Jessup was 
not executed at Reading till Satterday the 25 of March. I have hopes that 
God gave him grace (for he had time) to Repent. I was told he seem'd 
to be very penitent, and had severall Divines visited him. His Poor Mother 
laments sadly for him. He was Brought hither that night, and Buryed 
in our Church-yard, and had the Burial office Read for him by M r . Griffyth, 
who pray'd for him publiquely after his Condemnation, for he had been 
an old offender, and took no warning. Son, I am sorry I must tell you 
I am still a great deall more in paine then ever, being worse and worse, for I 
doe not now crawle above a mile from home w th my crutches, for I fall 
comonly down in the dirt, and then can scarce gett up againe without help, 
but God's will be done. My poor wife helps me home from church every 
Sunday in the Afternoon, for I dine at M r . Griffyth's the fornoons. I am 
affraid I shall not be able to hold my place, which is some help to me. 
I make shift to doe some writing, and might have more, but I cannot goe 
after it ; but God helps me to some friends, but you especially I must needs 
own to be the greatest of all. Pray God in heaven Bless you ! . . . When 
Possible, let me once more se your face while I am in the land of the living, 
that I may take a solemne leave of you. Your Brother Will and Ned['s] 
dearest love to you, ... & Coz. Stephen's, who, poor man, is very feeble 
and weak, but can goe better then I. Ned has been much afflicted with 

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April 16 (Sun.). The Repeater of the Easter Sermons this day 
before the Univ. was M r . Barry of Trin. Coll., the same that preach'd the 
last of them on Tuesday. 

April 17 (Mon.). Meeting lately with Sir Robert Rich, of Sunning 
in Berks., Bar^, he very civilly told me he had many old Writings, w oh 
he would very readily shew me, if I should call upon him at Sunning. 
And he added, withall, that he had Interest to get me access to many in 
some other Gentlemen's hands. 

April 18 (Tu.). M r . Dodwell, in his Dissertation upon Julius Celsus, 
makes the Author of the Life of Csesar, wet is ascrib'd to Celsus, tho' ro 
falsly, to be an Italian, and that, too, as I think, very rightly, and it 
seems to me that he was of Ariminum. 

James Harris, Sexton of Chippenham in Wilts. (w ch Place he hath had 
above 40 Years), says that one M r . Thomas Long, of Rowdon Farm in 
the Parish of Chippenham, is vers'd in History, and can probably tell 
many Historical Passages relating to Chippenham & the Places adjacent. 
This M r . Long is a Justice of Peace. 

April 19 (Wed.). Towards the Beginning of Febr. last, died old 
John Bridges, of Chippenham in Wilts., aged about 78, of whom I have 
made particular Mention formerly. He died at Bristol, being at the Fair 20 
there, Jan. 25. He walk'd thither on foot, as he us'd always to walk. 
I am told by M r . Harris, above mentioned (a Man now of 67 Years of 
Age), that he is buried in the Church Yard of Chippenham, in the same 
Grave with his Wife, and that he hath desired a Tomb to be laid over 
him, rais'd from the Ground, and to have an account of his Travells 
inscrib'd on it. 

This afternoon, at two Clock, was a Convocation, in wb the old 
Proctors laid down their Office, & the new ones for this Year 1721 
enter'd upon theirs. The New Proctors are M r . Henry Gregory of 
Christ Church and Mr. [William] Holmes of S*. John's. 30 

There is a Picture of D r . John Bancroft, BP of Oxford, in the Master 
of University College's Lodgings, and this Picture hath, on the right 
hand of it, in a Canton, the Figure of the BP' S Palace at Cudsden, built 
by the said D r . Bancroft, but destroy'd in the War time, as both 
D r . Heylin, in his Life of Laud, & M r . Wood have observ'd. 

D r . Charlett hath got a Latin Camden of the Folio Ed., with a few 
MSS. Notes, wk are pretty good. In the said Copy is a Paper, printed, 
giving an Account of Tanner's Notitia Monastica, in order to encourage 
People's Exspectation before it went to the Press. In the same Copy is 

the Ague this winter, but make[s] a shift to hold his place. . . . Pray, send 
me word also how the small pox is at your vniuersity of Oxon. ; 'tis very 
Rife here in Contry, an[d] worser at London. I am sorry Recorder Wright 
is dead, and the more because his son was not Elected in his Roome. ... I do 
intend, God willing, to write to you pretty often, as long as life & senses 
hold, which will not be long, God knows.' 

April 16, 1721. G. Lake to H. (Rawl. 7. 139). Has sent a messenger 
for his copies of the Textus and Avesbury. Mr. Berry will pay subscription- 
money for Fordun, &c. ' Our Friend, John Bridges [of Chippenham, Wilts.], is 
dead. I have some particulars concerning him, w c * I design to communicate 
to you in my next. 


a MS* Note written by the BP of Lincoln's own Hand, when he was 
about Camden's Brit, in English, by w ctl I find y* Gibson had 205. a sheet 
for the Additions, & 53. a sheet for the rest of that Work, besides los. a 
Week for his Sustenance. 

D r . Charlett hath got one Vol., in fol., of Sir George Mackenzy's 
Works, printed 4 or 5 Years agoe, in Folio. I cannot tell whether the 
2 d Vol. came out. The said i sfc Vol. contains his Moral Pieces, & there 
are Testimonies at the Beginning, among w ch is the University of 
Oxford's and D r . Bouchier's. I did not read any of the Testimonies, 
10 tho' I had a mind to read Bouchier's, but D r . Charlett held his hand 
upon it all the while. I remember, however, that Bouchier dates it 
Hanburgi. What, said I, hath D r . Bouchier been at Hamborough ? Yes, 
saith Charlett, he was there then, and I have been there, too. Ay, said 
I, I never heard of this before. Why, 'tis Hanbury, not far of, said 
Charlett. Why then, said I, he should have said near Woodstock, other- 
wise one would mistake it for Hamburgh. 

I was told by D r . Charlett to-day that M M . Hudson hath sold her MSS. 
Papers, w oh belong'd to her late Husband, D r . Hudson, to M*. Wasse of 
Aynoe on the Hill. 

ao April 20 (Th.). I have been told that M r . Henry Foulis of Lincoln 
College was so well versed in hands that he could tell most hands, when 
he found them in any Books of Learning. The Person 1 that told me 
this said that when he came first to Oxford, the great Bell at S 4 . Marie's 
going for M r . Foulis, the Bell goes (said People) for the greatest Man in 

April 21 (Pri.). Yesterday, in the Evening, about 7 Clock, the great 
Bell at Magdalen College rung out for D r . Daniel Stacy, Fellow of that 
College. He was struck with a dead Palsy, on Monday last, at Enston, 
where he was Minister. He took his Master of Arts' Degree, May 3 d , 
30 1689, that of Bach, of Div., Febr. n, 1700, and that of Doctor of Div., 
July i, 1708. I remember, when I came first to Oxford, he had the 
Character of a good Preacher among some People, particularly I us'd to 
hear one Hammond of Edmund Hall (who was look'd upon as a good 
Scholar) say that he was the best Preacher in Oxford ; but afterwards he 
grew dull and heavy. When Master of Arts, he repeated at S*. Mary's, 
as I have heard, & did it admirably well, tho' some wish'd he might have 
been out, because he came up without any Notes, leaving them behind 

This Day died M r . Jenks 2 , Glover of Oxford, aged about 70*. 

April 21, 1721. C. Eyston to H. (Rawl. 5. 63). The badness of the 
weather has prevented him from coming to Oxford. The bearer will bring 
word how H. does. 'When you haue two or three dayes of Leizure, 
I should take it as a Singular Favour to see you ; for some time this Summer 
I propose to make a Tripp into Flaunders to see my Children there.' [PS.] 
What is become of Dr. Rawlinson ? Is he on his travels ? 

1 D r . Charlett. 

a He was buried in the Church Yard of S*. Peter's in the East, on Sunday Night 
following. He hath left a Widow, being his 3 d Wife. His first Wife died about 
38 Years agoe. * He was 70 last August 

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This day shot himself in the Head M r . Hopkins, a Mercer of Cairfax 
in Oxford, and was buried this Evening at Cairfax. 

April 22 (Sat.). This Day Sennight, between six and seven in the 
Evening, the pretended Princess of Wales was safely delivered of a Prince 1 
(as he is called), at Leicester-House, the news of which was immediately 
proclaimed by discharging the Park and Tower Guns; the People in 
several Parts of the Town express'd their Joy by Bonfires, Illuminations, 
and Ringing of Bells ; and on this Occasion three or four Hogsheads of 
Wine were given away at the Gate of the said Leicester House. Monday, 
Humphrey Parsons, Esq., Alderman of Portsoaken-Ward, and William 10 
Billers, Esq., one of the Sheriffs for London and Middlesex, waited on 
his (pretended) Royal Highness with the City's Compliment of Congratu- 
lation on the account of the Birth of his Son. And, in the Evening, his 
(pretended) Majesty (K. George) visited her (pretended) Royal Highness 
and the (pretended) young Prince. The next day the House of Commons 
waited on the (pretended) King at S*. James's with an humble Address, 
to congratulate his (pretended.) Majesty on the Birth of his Grandson. 
As did also the Lord Mayor and Court of Aldermen. The House of 
Commons likewise sent a congratulatory Letter to their (pretended) Royal 
Highnesses on this Occasion. 20 

April 23 (Sun.). I was told the other day that they are going to 
publish the Antiquities of Westminster in Folio. 

April 24 (Mon.). There is just come out, in 8 VO , pr. at Lond., An 
Apology for the Clergy, By Nath. Collier, M.A. The Author seems a 
great Friend of K. George's, and an Enemy to Non-Jurors. It is writ in 
the common way of your modern Essays. 

April 25 (Tu.). M*. Clements told me to-day that the Life of Queen 
Anne, in two Vol 9 ., in 8 VO , is now in the Press at London, being printed 

April 24, 1721. H. to [W. Thomas] (Rough draft, Rawl. no. 20). In 
the account sent him by Ld. Harley of Ld. Oxford's MS. Scotichronicon, 
finds that Patrick Russell is made author of the interpolations and con- 
tinuation, as well as of the prologue. ' If you were the Author of that 
Account, I should take it as a favour if you would be pleased to let me know 
whether you have any grounds besides w* Nicolson saith for fixing upon 
Russal as the Author.' 

April 25, 1721. E. Arblaster to H. (Rawl. i. 124). Account of some 
old buildings at Wall. Has a Roman coin which was found in the ruins. 
Hopes to be in Oxford soon. Subscribes for Fordun. Drank H.'s health in 
town last week with Mr. Horton the antiquary. 

April 25, [1721]. T. Baker to H. (Rawl. 23. 92). When the Charta 
Authentica was first published, presented a copy to ' our public Library,' but 
has not seen it there for seven years. ' We have at last (tho 3 late) follow'd 
your example in our thanks to my Lord Nottingham and the Bp. of Chester. 
I send you a Copy of the two Graces to that purpose.' 

April 25, 1721. E. Mead to H. (Rawl. 8. 66). Delivered to Mr. 
Rawlinson last Sunday 2 1 guineas for seven copies of Fordun for subscribers 
(named). Hopes H. will receive it by the first waggon. 

See below, under May 7 th . 


for M r . Charles Rivington, a Bookseller that bears a good, fair Character. 
The Author, he says, is one Salmon. 

M r . John Chambers, formerly Fellow of Magd. Coll., Ox on., died lately 
at his Parsonage of Stanlake, near Witney. M r . Fletcher of Oxford, 
Bookseller, hath bought his Books for 46 Guineas. 

April 26 (Wed.). This Day Mr. Thomas Ford called upon me. He 
was lately Chaplain of X 4 Ch., but is now a Minister near Bristol. He 
told me that he and some others (at the Request or Motion of D r . Hooper, 
the present BP of Bath and Wells) are collecting what Remains they can 
10 of Antiquity relating to Somersetshire, not with a Design to publish any 
Work, but to have them lodg'd in some safe Place, where they may be 
preserv'd and consulted upon occasion. 

He told me that at Warkworth, on the South Side of Banwelle Hill, 
10 Miles from Wells, have been found Roman Coyns, & he doubts not 
but it was a Roman Camp or Station. He takes it to be Bano vallum, or 
Bannovallum, mentioned in Anonymus Ravennas. And, indeed, M r . Gale 
had interpreted it Banwell before him. 

Richard Haynes, of Bristol, Esq., hath been several Years about the 
Antiquities of some Parts of Somersetshire. I saw him formerly in Oxon. 
20 M r . Ford gives him a great Character as a very worthy Man, and an 
excellent Scholar. 

The said M r . Ford is a tolerable good Drawer, and takes Prospects of 
several Places. 

[Note of a printed piece omitted.] 

April 28 (Fri.). I have been told to-day of a Place, a little beyond 
Eynsham in Oxfordsh., called Tylgardsky, where they say there hath 
been a Church, and they call the grounds surrounding the Place the 

[Note of a printed piece omitted.] 

30 April 30 (Sun.). Yesterday I went into Magd. Parish Church, Oxon., 
and took M r . W m Smith's Epitaph, mentioned above, March II th , viz. 

En jacet hie Smithus, praecellens, arte Magister, 

Artibus ingenuis qui decoratus erat. 
Musicus, astrologus, medicus, geometra Celebris 

Hie fuit : hunc vnum credo fuisse a-o<f>6v. 
Credo fuisse <ro(f>6v, nam cunctas calluit artes: 

Artes hunc musae perdocuere novem. 

April 27, 172L W. Thomas to H. (Rawl. 10. 25). Has received letter 
about the continuator of the Scotichronicon. Had been before written 
to by his brother on the same subject. Mr. Wanley having drawn up the 
account sent by Ld. Harley, ' I took an opportunity, a very few days ago, 
to ask him what Authority he had that Russal was the Continuator & 
Interpolator. He told me it plainly appeared from L d O.'s MS. itself that 
he was the person ; nor do I believe he lookt any further then the Book 
itself for it.' 

April 28, 1721. P. Peck to H. (Rawl. 9. 7). [Printed in Letters from 
the Bodleian, ii. 62.] 

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Mertonensis erat socius, cum disceret illas ; 

Inde abiens multis causa salutis erat. 
Arte ferebat opem : sed opes non clausit in area 

Parca sibi, miseris sed bene larga manus. 
Sic mundo vixit, semper moriturus ut esset, 

Sic vitafm] cessit, vivat ut usque deo. 
Saxa tegunt corpus gelidum, sed mens petit astra: 

Gloria virtutis funere nulla perit. 
Qui legis haec, discas e terris esse migrandum, 

Virtutum ac studijs sydera summa petas. 10 

Gulielmus Smithus, artium magister, artis | medicae peritissimus, obijt 2 r die 
February, | anno Domini 1580, setatis suae 58. 

In the same Church is a Stone, on the Floor at the West end of the 
Church, with a Woman on it, and underneath : 

Pray for the soule of Philip Caxston, | Wedow, which died the xxviii day 
of September, | anno M O CCCCCXIIII ; on her soul god take merci. 

D r . Fry, of Trinity Coll., Oxon., an eminent Physician, is buried in 
the Chancell, on the N. Wall of w * 1 is a Monument to him. Nat. 29 Sept., 
1650; ob. 24 Mar., 1709. 

M r . Edw. Joyner, alias Lyde, is buried in the same Church, in the 20 
South Wall of w ch is a Monument to him. He was born at Cudsdon, 
near Oxon., was educated in Coventry School, thence sent to Wadham 
Coll., whence he went to the Inner Temple, became an excellent Lawyer, 
as he was a good Poe't. When the War broke out, he was a great 
Cavalier, & was a voluntier at his own Charges, being a Trooper. The 
War being ended, he retired to Cudsdon, where he lived retiredly, as he 
did some part of his time in Oxon., dying at the latter Place, an. 1702, 
aet. 83. He was a Protestant, but his Brother, M r . William Joyner, who 
is buried in Halywell Church Yard, [was] a Papist. 

May 1 (Mon.). Copy of a Note sent this Day to the Common 30 
Rooms : 

Edward Harley, Gen. Com. of Christ Church, being full five years' standing, 
is recommended to the Convocation to have an Honorary Degree of Master 
of Arts conferred upon Him. 

May 2 (Tu.). The said M r . Harley was created Master of Arts to- 
day, in a Convocation at 2 Clock. He was presented by D r . Terry, 

May 2, 1721. H. to T. Rawlinson (Rawl. 34. 94). ' You can hardly 
imagine how glad I was when, some time agoe, I understood by a Letter from 
you that you were recovered, w ch you have confirm'd to me lately, and was 
also confirm'd to me before by M r . Jones the Mathematician. I wish you could 
have been near us here. We have, you know, a good Air, & you might have 
been private, & not have been pesterM with the degenerate, poor spirited, 
;elf interested Men of this Age. And you might have visited good M r . Eyston, 
"rom whom I had a Letter some days agoe, in w ch he very kindly inquir'd 
ifter you, and desired me to give his own and his Wife's Respects to you. 
D ray, be not too eager in the Pursuits of your Studies, but take time in 
ligesting your admirable Library, lest you should have a Relapse.' Received 
he 21 guineas from Dr. Mead. The third volume of Fordun is going on. 


Canon of X* Ch. There was an Opposition in the House about the 
conferring this Degree upon M r . Harley. 

There are farther Remarks come out against D r . Bentley's Proposals 
for printing the New Test. The Author is Conyers Middleton, D.D., 
who was Author of the first. He is Fellow of Trin. Coll., Camb., a 
learned Man. He was Author also of the first Remarks. These 2 d 
Remarks are also very good. The D r ., in his Answer, had fix'd the first 
upon another Person of Trin. Coll., & abus'd him in a most intolerable 
Manner, w ch made the V. Chanc. and Heads take notice thereof, & they 
10 published their Resentm te in an Advertisem*. 

May 3 (Wed.). This day Mr. Jos. Hunt, Fellow of Balliol-College, 
was presented to his Degree of D r . of Divinity, the Charges of wch were 
bore by the Duke of Chandois, who, 'tis said, gave him 200 libs, upon 
the Marquess of Carnarvon's leaving the College, M r . Hunt being Tutor 
to the Marquess. And 'tis said, withall, that the Duke gave at the same 
time 200 libs, to D r . Baron, Master of Balliol College. 

About 3 Quarters of a Year since, died the Rev d M r . Milles, a 
Minister in Hampshire, Father of the present BP of Lismore & Waterford 
in Ireland. 

20 May 4 (Th.). Last Night I was in Company with Dr. Halley at 
Christ-Church, where was also M r . Graham, a Clock Maker of London, 
very ingenious at his Trade. M r . Foulkes, also, a Gentleman of a good 
Estate, was there. Which M r . Foulkes was incorporated Master of Arts 
of this Univ. since he hath been in Town, w ch is ab* a week, he being a 
Master of Arts of Cambridge. The said M r . Foulkes is an ingenious 

Has returned some of T. R.'s books by Godfrey's waggon. [PS.] Please 
deliver Dr. Bernard's Table of Languages to Dr. Mead. 

May 3, 1721. Robert Duncan to H. (Rawl. 4. 125). The enclosed 
is an answer to H.'s first letter. Dr. Gray, who sends it, desires H. to copy 
it as soon as possible, and to send back the original. Consult Johannes 
Major about Elizabeth Mure and her children. Will send the Dr.'s subscrip- 
tion by the first opportunity. 

May 4, 1721. H. Bedford to H. (Rawl. 2. 61). Received H.'s of the 
and. ' D r . Grey ... is of my mind y* y ought to publish y e Charta Au- 
thentica, & will endeavour to get y the consent of y e publisher of it at Paris, 
w ch y e t ne does not think necessary any more than I. He says y will find 
in Nicholson's Hist, whether there be anything to y e purpose of your Fordun 
at Edinburgh, or any where else in Scotland, & if there be, he will endeavour 
to procure y from thence w t ever y shall desire. He will look for Lord 
Tarbet's Book against y send up y e Charta. . . . Who was y e Editor of 
y* Impression of Asserius Menevensis w ch vindicates y e contested clause 
in Camden's edition ? ' Wants to know the Christian name of Dr. Howlet, 
dean of Kilkenny, kinsman of Archbp. Laud, whose widow married Dr. Peter 
Barwick. [According to the Diet, of Nat. Biogr., Dr. Barwick married a Mrs. 
Sayon, a merchant's widow, and a kinswoman of Archbp. Laud.] ' You'll wonder 
y* Life is not yet out. The printer, whose most solemn promise I had for 
Lady Day, alledges y e cold weather in February, & a blunder of his, casting 
off y e MS. less than it makes in print.' Please tell Mr. Jebb or Mr. 
Clements that the list of subscribers will be ready for press next week : 
any new names must be sent at once ; ' tho', if I publish an English Edition, 

May 2-7.] VOLUME XCI, PAGES 141-146 239 

Man, and a Mathematician. He also loves Prints & Classical Learning. 
He talk'd of having the Figures copyed out of the old MS. Terence in 

D r . Halley took occasion to say that the MS. Fordun in [the] Cotton 
Library is older than M r . Gale's MS. of Fordun. But I have reason to 
think the contrary. 

May 5 (Fri.). About a Fortnight agoe, D r . Charlett, as Provice- 
Chancellour, the Vice-Chanc. being absent, matriculated one M r . Andrew 
Hanly, a Bookbinder, to the great Mortification of the Oxford Book- 
binders. I saw his Matriculation Paper last Night, in w c k he is stil'd 10 
Andreas Hanly, e Civitate Oxon. Bibliopola; yet he told me he writ 
himself Bookbinder in the Matriculation Book. He serv'd his time in 
London, but he came to Oxford not long agoe, & work'd as a Journey 
Woman [stc] to the Widow Smith, a young Woman whose Husband, 
a Bookbinder, died, of the small Pox, about half a Year after he had been 
marryed, & this Hanly, at last marrying the Widow, got to be matriculated 
by some Interest he made with D r . Charlett. 

May 6 (Sat.). On Wednesday last M r . Arden Batten, A.B. of Balliol 
College, was presented to the Degree of Master of Arts. This Gent. 
was first an Apothecary in Lond., but having a Fortune of his own, he 20 
entered Commoner of Balliol-College, and married M r8 . Elizabeth Ranee, 
the eldest Daughter (that is living) of M r . John Ranee, of Halywell in 
Oxford, in whose House this M r . Batten now lives, for the most part, 
with his Wife. 

May 7 (Sun.). Yesterday, about 3 Clock in the Afternoon, M r . Rich d 

as I am much desir'd, y* will make room for any y* are too late for this, 
or y* shall preferr y e other.' 

May 4, 1721. R. Mead to H. (Rawl. 8. 67). Hearty thanks for pro- 
curing Mr. Bernard's Table. Please deliver it to Mr. Whiteside. Glad 
Fordun goes on so well. 

May 5, 1721. C. Eyston to H. (Rawl. 5. 64). 'Company made me 
let slippe the Opportunity of retourning you my due thankes for your Obligeing 
letter this day seavennight.' Knows no more of the Scottish Monasteries 
than what is contained in the Monasticon, vol. ii, p. 1051. Fancies Fordun 
will be out before Capt. [John] Stevens' additional volumes to the Monasticon. 
Being a subscriber, will hear when the latter is published. ' You may take 
your time to retourne me Glastonbury, and make what Additions and Altera- 
tions you please to it. But I begg of you not to reflect upon Gatholikes 
or theyr Religion. My Journey into Flanders depends upon some letters 
I expect thence, but I scarce think it will bee till Midsummer. Could you 
spare two or three days w th us in the Whitson-Holydayes, you would mightily 
Oblige us.' 

May 6, 1721. R. Duncan to H. (Rawl. 7. 130). Begs H. to let him 
have a large copy of Fordun for the Earl of Kinnoull. ' The Lord is one 
that I would willingly oblidge, and therefor, if possible, pray doe it, for there 
ire few such Scotch Peers.' [PS.] ' If you want any lights into y* Scotch 
History that you think the Advocates' Library, y e best in Scotland, can supply 
;ou with, I'll endeavour to get your request comply'd with.' [At the foot of 
he letter is a note from W. King asking H. to grant Mr. Duncan's request.] 

May 7, 1721. H. to [H. Bedford] (Draft, Rawl. no. 122). Is much 


Johnson Mancipal of Edmund Hall's Wife 1 was brought to bed of a Boy 2 , 
tho' he was married but Sept. 2 9 th last. 

On Tuesday Night last (May 2 d ) the young Prince was Christen'd 
William s . The Godfathers by Proxy were the King of Prussia & the 
Duke of York, and the Queen of Prussia Godmother. So the News 

May 8 (Mon.). This Day, in a Convocation at two Clock, L d George 
Douglass (Brother to the Duke of Queensbury) and Sir Percy Freke, 
Baronett, both of X* Church, were created Masters of Arts *. 
10 M r . Andrew Hanly, above mentioned, told me to-day he was matricu- 
lated by the Interest of M r . Howell, lately of Jesus College, now a Non 
Juror, that it was done publickly in the Apodyterium, and that he paid 
55. for it. I told him he paid too much, the whole being but 25. 2d., 
whereof as. is to the Government for the Stamp. 

Cuthbert Tonstall writ Prafatio in Opus Joannis Redmani de Jus- 
tificatione; Antv., 1555, 4. WC Q Preface is not mentioned by Ant. a 

May 9 (Tu.). Yesterday, in the Afternoon, meeting with Sir Percy 
Freke, he told me that my L d George Douglass and himself gave sixteen 
ao Guineas for their Degrees, that is, 8 Guineas apiece, and that Whistler, 
one of the Inferior Beadles, who fetcht the Money from X* Ch., when 
my L d offer'd six Guineas, told his L d ship it must be eight. So that 
Honorary Degrees are sold, to the Scandal of the University. 

Yesterday, in the Afternoon, I look'd over the late M r . Baskerville's 
Books, at M r . Gyles's the Farrier's, over against the Town-Hall in Oxford, 
who is the Executor, the Books being to be sold. There are some odd 
old Books, but for the most part very imperfect. There is an old Ed. of 
Fox's Mart., a good one. There are two imperf. Caxton's Chron., a 

obliged to Dr. Gray for his kind offer and for his opinion about the Charta 
Authentica. Since the publisher's consent is not considered necessary, please 
do not trouble about it. Wants to know what account of Elizabeth Mure 
the Scotichronicon at Edinburgh gives. ' Asserius Menevensis was first published 
by ArchbP Parker, Josselin taking care of the Ed. Afterwards M r . Camden 
published him, with a Clause that hath made great Noise. A great many things 
have been said about this Clause by many Authors, & I think 'tis perfectly 
needless to make any more Noise about it. ... I hear that Asserius is going to 
be reprinted, with I know not what Additions, by one who stiles himself Under- 
Keeper of the Bodlejan Library, as if that Place (from which I was never legally 
ejected, & w ch I never resigned) were really his by my being unjustly debarr'd 
the Library.' Cannot tell the Christian name of Dr. Howlet. Mr. Clements 
has no more subscribers. 

May8, 1721. H. to [K. Duncan] (Rough draft, Rawl. no. 76). Has 
entered the Earl of Kinnoull's name for a large copy of Fordun. Wants to 
know what is said in the Scotichronicon at Edinburgh about Elizabeth Mure 
and her children by Robert II. 

1 This M rt . Johnson [was] 29 years old on Midsummer eve, 1721. 

8 Christen'd on Monday, May 3O tb , 1721. 3 See above, April 22 d . 

* They were presented by M r . Cotes, the University Orator. 

May 7-13.] VOLUME XCI, PAGES 146-153 241 

pretty good Polycron., tho' imperf., [and] an imperf. Froissard. There are 
many MSS. Papers, among w ch I saw one sign'd with Q. Eliz. own hand. 
There are Letters of the Earl of Essex, & some great Men, but I think 
of no great Value. Nor, indeed, is the whole all together of any con- 
siderable value, there being no Classical Books, nor hardly any Greek or 
Latin Books among them l . 

May 10 (Wed.). Yesterday I saw in a Bookseller's Shop a Letter to 
my L d Nottingham, written by a London Clergyman, who dissented from 
the Clergy of London in giving thanks to my Ld for his Book against 
Whiston, and in this Letter he gives his reasons, finding fault with my 10 
L d ' s Book because (as he says) my Lord's Notions tend to Persecution. 

May 11 (Th.). Some Years agoe (I think, about 13 or 14) D r . Char- 
lett had Otho Nicholson's Conduit at Cairfax altered, for w ch a great deal 
of Money was laid out, much for the Worse, the new Case being nothing 
near so good as the old one. 

D r . Young hath just published, Revenge, a Tragedy, 8 V . Pr. is. 6d. 

May 12 (Pri.). M*. Wood of Oxford, Nephew of Ant. a 

Wood, told me last night that his Uncle, the said M r . Ant. a Wood, might 
have been too hard for fhe University after his Expulsion, if he would 
have contended. I told him I thought otherwise, & that he would not 20 
have prevail'd above, considering the many things in his Books that had 
nettled the Puritanical Party, who, in all probability, would fall upon him, 
if he should stir farther. 

In the Causey between S*. Thomas's and Botley is a Way that turns, 
on the right hand, to Binsey, and over the River is a Bridge, web is high, 
for the Botes to go under ; w b Bridge is commonly called Wick-Bridge, 
from the Wick House at Medley. 

May 13 (Sat.). The Earl of Nottingham's Book against Whiston 
was sold at first for half a Crown, but there is a vi th Edition come out 
that is sold for is. This Earl of Nottingham some Years agoe bore 30 
a very strange, odd Character, & was look'd upon as a Time Server. 

\c. May 13, 1721.] J. Anstis to H. (Rawl. 27 b . 3). Believes Mr. 

Wightwick's copy of Avesbury has not been sent to town nor paid for. 

I guesse He doth not care much to continue on his Subscriptions, but 

Peter le Neue, Esq., Norroy King of Armes, will subscribe for all your 

uture bookes.' H. should reprint in his Appendix what is said in Mabillon 

le Re Diplomatica about Robert IPs marriage. Was not Sir John Fastolf 

benefactor to the University? [See Diary, p. 242.] Has received Sir 

Edward Bering's MS. [Note by Hearne : ' 1500 libs, per an. as M r . Col[lins] 

ath heard in Norfolk & Suffolk. Some of y e younger angry for being 

idiculed in Shakespear. Some of the Demies call'd Buckram, because of the 

mallness of their Exhibitions. It is certain y* he hath given to the 7 Senior 

)emies a penny a Week for the augmentation of their vests, w oh being 

ow but a small business, they that have it not call it FalstofFs Buckram 


1 See more below, July 5 th . 



Whiston was great with this Earl, and the Earl had a tolerable good 
opinion of him 'till this Book of Whiston, which the Earl replyes to, 
came out. 

May 14 (Sun.). Being last Night with D r . Halley, he said that he 
could wish to live seven Years longer (if he could be easy), that he might 
finish a Work he had begun, w ch he believ'd he could do in that time \ 
Being somewhat lame, he said he wish'd to have his health perfect to the 
last, without Infirmities, and that he would willingly dye if such Infirmities 
came on. For why, said he, should a Man live to be uneasy both to 
10 himself & those about him ? What the Work above-mentioned is, neither 
my self nor the other Person with him ask'd. The D r . took occasion, as 
he did the time before I was with him, & so I believe he does frequently, 
to vilify the Queen of Scots, as if what Buchanan had said was true, & y* 
w cb Camden hath said false. 

May 15 (Mon.). In All Souls College Buttery are some Grotesque 
Figures painted by M r . Thornhill, who hath also put his Motto there, viz, 
Nulla dies sine linea. . 

Out of a Letter I rec d last Night from M r . Anstis : 

Pray, was not the famous S r John Fastolf a benefactor to your University 
20 in general, or at least to Magdalen College ? If you know any thing thereof, 
pray impart the same. 

This day I went to M r . Collins of Magdalen's, & mentioning the said 
Querie to him, he told me he had heard that Sir John gave 1500 libs, 
per Ann. in Norfolk and Suffolk to the College. This, he said, is certain, 
that he gave to the 7 Senior Demies a penny a Week for augmentation 
of their Vests, which being now a Days but a small Pittance, those that 
have it are call'd by such as have it not Fastolf "'s Buckram Men. 

May 16 (Tu.). The late Sir Stephen Fox left two Sons behind him, 
who are both now Gentlemen-Commoners of X* Ch., and are two pretty, 
30 modest young Gentlemen. This Sir Stephen Fox lived to a great Age, 
and M r . Sam. Hemming, of Queen's Coll., Oxon., translated into English, 
& dedicated to him, Tufty de Senectute, printed a few Years since at the 
Theater, in 8>. 

May 17 (Wed.). M r . Herbert, one of the Knights of the Shire for 
the County of Oxon., being dead, this day M r . Parrot, Son of M r . Parrot 
of Northleigh, was elected in his room, without opposition, and was 
brought into Oxon. (where the Election was) by the Earl of Abbington, 
and about 1500 Freeholders besides. Sir John Doiley appear'd at first, 
but finding he could make nothing of it, he desisted. 

May 13, 1721. B. Gale to H. (Rawl. 6. 33). Is now at the Cotton 
Library with Mr. Anstis, and has examined the Royal MS. of Fordun, 
Sends answers to queries in H.'s letter of the 26th ult 

1 [Dr. Halley died Jan. 14, 1742, aged 86.] 

May 13-21.] VOLUME XCI, PAGES 153-161 243 

May 18 (Th.). Walking this day, being Holy Thursday, to Islip, the 
great Bell rung out there for one Varney, a young Lad, who happened 
to get up a Tree after a Bird's-Nest, the roots whereof were cut round 
by the Workmen in order to be pull'd down. So that the tree being 
thus loosen'd, it fell with the Boy, and beat him almost to pieces. 

May 19 (Pri.). On Tuesday last was a Convocation that one Johnson, 
a Scotch Man, might have the Degree of Master of Arts conferr'd on 
him by Diploma. He pretended to be Master of Arts of Glasgowe, & to 
be twenty Years' standing. But, producing no Testimonials, nor any 
Recommendations, he was unanimously denied. 10 

May 20 (Sat.). One M r . Neale is now Schoolmaster of Ockingham 
in Berks. He keeps Boorders, and hath about 30 such, as I am told. 
I am also told he was a Westminster Scholar, & that he was chosen 
thence Scholar of Trinity College in Cambridge, but that being wild, he 
was never Fellow, but left the College without a Degree, at most that he 
was only Batchelour of Arts. His first Wife died about 3 years since, 
& he is since married to the Widow of the late D r . Cawley, of Henly in 
Oxfordshire, by whom he hath a Child, she being but young. The late 
famous M r . Dodwell left two Sons, who go to School to this Neale at 
Ockingham. I am inform'd by one that knows him that he is a tolerable 20 
good Classical Scholar, but a sort of Pragmatical Man. 

May 21 (Sun.). From the Prints of last Night : ' On Tuesday last 
(May 1 6) the R* Hon b l the House of Lords heard a Cause that had 
been long depending between the Lord Bishop of Rochester, Appellant, 
and D r . Freind, Respondent, about the Place on which the Dormitory 
belonging to Westminster School shall be rebuilt, and their Lordships 
gave it in Favour of the former.' 

I am told the BP of Rochester had 28 & D r . Freind 26. It is very 
remarkable that a considerable time since D r . Freind himself was of the 
BP' B Opinion in this ease, and that he quite came over to the BP, but the 30 
BP of Chester and D r . Stratford (who cannot endure the BP of Rochester) 
perswaded him to alter his mind, & to push the matter on against the BP, 
w ch now is very justly given for the BP, to the great Regret of the BP of 
Chester, D r . Stratford, & some others. 

May 18, 1721. J. Anstis to H. (Rawl. 27*. 6). Account of the MS. 
of Fordun in the Royal Library. The money for Avesbury and Fordun is paid 
to Mr. Godfrey. If H. thinks it worth while to have the MS. in the Heralds' 
Office, can borrow it at the next chapter. The instrument about John, 
earl of Carrick, is in Mabillon's Supplement to his De Re Diplomatica. 
' I return you thanks for your Note ab* S r John Fastolf, who left (as I take 
it) the disposall of his benefactions to his Executors, which, I find, were 
scantly performed, by reason of the death of Paston, his Executor, within 
i little time.' 

May 20, 1721. B. Duncan to H. (Rawl. 4. 126). Hearty thanks for 
etting Ld. Kinnoull subscribe. H.'s request is 'sent down' to Scotland. 
Or. King will bring subscription-money. Subscribes for a small copy for 
he Library Keeper. 

R 2 


May 22 (Mon.). One M r . Hooper, a Commoner of University 
College, was lately married to one M. Anne Cox, Daughter of a Common 
Ale-House Keeper in S*. Peter's Parish in the East, Oxford. This 
Hooper, who is look'd upon as a soft Man, is Heir to a good Estate, 
whereas the Girl (who is about 1 7 Years of Age) hath neither Fortune 
nor Beauty. They were married at Steeple Aston, and on Saturday last 
they declared themselves to be married, their Certificate being on Stampt 
Paper. The Bell went for an elder Sister of this M rs . Anne Cox, viz. 
M. Mary Cox, this Morning, she dying sometime in the night, of 
10 a Consumption *. 

About a Fortnight since died M r . Rich d Jenkinson, Rector of Binfield 
in Berks. He was Brother of the present Sir Rob 4 Jenkinson, & was 
formerly Student of X* Ch. He took his Degree of Master of Arts, 
June 26, 1710, was a very good natur'd Man, & my particular 

May 23 (Tu.). Yesterday Morning Tom Juggins, Head Cook of 
Christ Church, and Son of the late M r . Thomas Juggins, Head Cook of 
the same College, was found dead in his Bed. He went to Bed well on 
Sunday night, & lay with his younger Brother (being a Boy) & his Cousin 
20 (another Boy) Bampfield, at Bampfield's in Magpie Lane. The two 
Boys were at play in the room in the Morning, when Tom Juggins's 
relations, coming to call him to look upon the Fish in the Market, ask'd 
the Children if he were awake. They answered no, & that they could 
not wake him. Upon w ch , going to the Bed, they found him upon his 
Belly dead. The two Children knew nothing of it. 'Tis thought he was 
strangled by his Neckcloth, w ch (as he did very often) he lay in that night, 
& being tied too tight, his neck was swell'd, & the blood settled there- 
abouts. This young Man was hardly seventeen Years of Age 2 . 

D r . King, Principal of St. Mary Hall, told me yesterday that Jordanus 
30 Bruno's Book, w ch went at such a prodigious Price in Charles Bernard's 
Auction, is translated into English, that he is acquainted with the Trans- 
lator (who, he said, is now in Oxford, & is a Scotch Man, as I think he 
added), but that he had not liberty of telling his Name. He said the 
Translater had presented him with a Copy of it, and that there were not 
above fourty Copies of it printed. 

M r . Collins of Magd. Coll. told me yesterday that Isaac Vossius was 

May 23, 1721. H. to [B. Duncan] (Rawl. 39. 106). Dr. King paid 
Ld. KinnoulPs subscription yesterday. Dr. Gray is already a subscriber. 
Thanks for writing to Edinburgh about Elizabeth Mure. If writing again, 
please inquire what is become of the Black Book of Scone. The Black 
Book of Paisley is now at St. James' : the extracts from it agree with Ld. 
Oxford's MS., which may be the Liber Sconensis. 

May 23, 1721. B. King to H. (Rawl. 7. 128). Received the book for 
Mr. Peck, which he will send with other books next Saturday. Mr. Kibble- 
white, the Oxford bookseller, will pay fork. [Note by Hearne: 'May 27, 
1721. Rec d the s d 203. of M r . Kiblewhite. T. H.'] 

1 She was buried in S*. Peter's Church, on Wednesday Night, May 24. 
a He was buried at S'. Marie's, on Wednesday Night, May 24. 

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presented to the Degree of Civil Law by D r . Serjeant, who said no more 
out of the common Form y n ' prsesento vobis clarissimum hunc virum, 
Isaacum Vossium, Viri clarissimi Gerardi Johannis Vossij filium,' & that 
Isaac, at the mention of his Father, stopt him, & turn'd, & made him 
a very low bow, presently after w ch the D r . went on again. The said 
Isaac Vossius was a most incomparable Classick Scholar, & a very great 
Critick, & excellent at either writing or speaking the Latin Tongue. 

May 24 (Wed.). M r . Collins of Magd. Coll. told me last night that 
he was the Author of M r . Edward Joyner's Epitaph in Magd. Parish 
Church, Oxon. I0 

On Sunday last was Sennight, was buried, at Beckley, the Widow 
Haynes, near Woodbury Farm, who died in the hundred and ninth Year 
of her Age, as I was informed since by her Son, Will. Haynes, a Man 
upwards of seventy, who lives at Stow Wood, in Worcester Road, by 

May 25 (Th.). Browne Willis being in Town, yesterday he shew'd 
me a Letter he had rec d from D r . Kennett, BP of Peterborough, by w cil 
I find that M r . Willis hath communicated his Collections relating to our 
Bishops to the D T . 

May 26 (Fri.). M r . John Murray of London being in Oxford, K; 20 
told me last Night that he hath an Ed. of Fabian's Chron. with woraen 
Cuts, & that this Ed. was suppress'd by Card. Wolsey. He told p<e that 
all Mr. Bagford's Things, that my L<* Harley now hath, were d^gn'd by 
M r . Bagford, as he heard M r . Bagford say himself, for me. If I had had 
them, I would have done M r . Bagford Justice. To-day M r . Murray 
told me that M r . Kemp of London counterfeited abundance of his Things, 
and that he was an errant Knave. He told me at the same time that 
Strype's Additions to Stowe's Survey are very paultry and injudicious. He 
added that all people, when they look'd upon this Edition, wish'd that 
I had had the Management of it. He told me that he hath got Caxton's 30 
Aurea Legenda, & that it cost him above four Pounds. He told me he 
gave a Guinea for Percie Enderbie's Hist, of Wales, which he met with 
now since he was in Oxford. This is but a poor Book. He told me he 
gave 3 Guineas for Dugdale's Warwickshire. I bought two for fifty 
shillings apiece. He told me he gave a most noble Copy of the 
EPS' Bible to Mr. Baker of Cambridge, & that Mr. Baker in lieu of it 
gave him the Decem Scriptores, w oh cost him zos., tho' 'tis now worth 
three libs., & that M r . Baker let my Lord Harley have this Bible after- 
wards, with many other curious Books, being much importun'd to do so. 
M r . Murray tells me that Thomas Jett, of London, Esq., hath Rich. 40 
Whyte de Basingstochio's Hist. Angl. in 10 Books, whereas I never 
heard before but of nine. He gave 2 Guineas for it. M r . Granger's 
Copy of London hath only nine Books, & he gave 1 53. for it. 

May 27 (Sat.). The Lady Mostyn, Wife to Sir Roger Mostyn, 
Bar*, and eldest. Daughter to the Rt Hon. the Earl of Nottingham, died 
>n Tuesday last, of the small Pox. 

Robert Dale, Esq., Suffolk Herald, is made Richmond Herald at 


M r . Murray hath got the Bible in English, printed in 1539 (or I54O 1 ), 
with Cromwell's Arms not erased in y e Frontispieces. A very fair Book. 

May 28 (Whitsun.). Yesterday died, of a Consumption, M r . 
Edward Ernes, M.A. and Fellow of Magd. Coll., Oxon., in the 32 Year 
of his Age 2 . 

M r . Murray, who went from Oxon. Yesterday, in the Afternoon, told 
me that Thomas Jett, of London, Esq., hath a notable MS. in w cn there 
is something about the Scotch History. 

May 29 (Mon.). M r . Michael Mattaire hath just published what is 
10 call'd Homer's Batrachomyomachia, w clx is much laugh'd at as a trifling 
Performance, and they say that he, being a learned Man (as he certainly 
is), might have done something from MSS. never before published, wk 
would have been of much more service. This M r . Mattaire is an honest 
Man, and a Non- Juror. 

About the Word cumulus, see Turnebus in Cic., 2 Rull., p. 83, among 
my Books, R. 2088, where he hath also these Words : Solent enim verbi 
gratia qui metiunlur triticum, hostorio modium (square deruere quod 

May 3O (Tu.). M r . Dyer of Oriel College told me to-day that the 
20 late Recorder of Oxford, M r . Wright, left behind him a Collection of 
Things about Oxford, in Folio, as big as a Church Bible, as he was told 
by Alderman White. 

May 31 (Wed.). The late M r . Jacob Bobart, Keeper of the Physick 
Garden, gave all his Collection, a very good one, of Botanical Things, &c., 
to the University of Oxford, to be preserv'd in the Place where they are 
at the Physick Garden. 

Sir Rob* Jenkinson having resign'd the Recordership of the City of 
Oxon., yesterday was an Election for a new Recorder. Candidates were 
M r . Matthew Skinner 3 , lately Student of X* Church, and Mr. Wright 

30 that stood before. M r . Lee 4 carried it above three to one 5 , and there 
was a Bonfire upon the occasion last night at the Angel Inn. This 
M r . Matt. Skinner 3 is a very honest Gentleman, and an excellent Lawyer. 
It must be here noted that the present Mayor of Oxford, old M r .Townsend, 
being altogether for M r . Wright, contrived that the Votes should be given in 
by ballotting, i. e. that every Man should give his Name in in writing, so 
that, being put in a Box, no body should know how any one voted ; which 
being so done, it appear'd that M r . Skinner had 74 and M r . Wright 21, 
as is noted in the Margin. However, the usual way of voting being by 
dividing the House into two Parts, those that were for one Party going 

40 to one side of the House, and those for the other to the other side, to 
make the Election sure, when the Election by Ballotting was over, this 
Method of dividing was also us'd, & then Wright had only nine, twelve 

1 Rather 1541. 

1 He was buried, on Monday Night, at 5 Clock (May 3o th ), in the College Chape 11. 
He left his Books and an hundred Pounds to the College. 
* [' Skinner ' is altered from ' Lee.'] 

4 [i. e. Skinner : Hearne has forgotten to alter the name.} 

5 He had 74 votes & Wright only ai. 

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of his Men going over to M r . Skinner. Tho' this Townsend the Mayor 
be so much against the University (for so such as are for Wright must be 
deem'd to be, he being an avow'd Enemy to it, as his Father was like- 
wise), yet his Son hath been imploy'd many Years in all the Buildings in 
the University, and thereby procur'd a vast Sum of Money, tho' at the 
same time 'tis well known that he hath spoil'd most, if not all, the 
Buildings he hath been employ'd in. This Son is a proud, conceited 
Fellow, and a great many justly wonder that he should have been so 
much made use of by the University. But this, I believe, is owing in 
good measure to D r . George Clarke of All Souls, as it was also to 10 
D r . Lancaster of Queen's. 

June 1 (Th.). In Walter Bower's Additions to Fordun, 1. ix, c. 49, 
MS. Harl. : Hoc in anno (1234) fames magna valde facta est in Francia, 
maxime in Aquitania, ut homines harbas [sic] campestres sicut animalia 
comederent, valebat enim sextarius bladi centum solidos in Pictavia, & 
secuta est maxima pestilencia. 

June 2 (Pri.). The reason why they cannot give so good an Account 
of the Benefaction of Sir John Falstolf to Magd. Coll. is because he gave 
it to the Founder, & left it to his Management, so that 'tis suppos'd 'twas 
swallow'd up in his own Estate that he settled upon the College. However, 20 
the College knows this, that the Boar's Head in Southwark, w^ 1 was then 
an Inn & still retains the name, tho' divided into several Tenements (wh 
bring the College 150 libs, per an.), was part of Sir John's Gift. They 
also know that Caldecot Mannour in Suffolk was another P* of his Gift ; 
& some say that he gave an Estate in the same County, now called 
Lovingland, but anciently Lothingland. The said Account I had this 
Morning from M r . Collins of Magd. College. 

Last Night, at 8 clock, died the Revd Alexander Pudsey, D.D. and 
Fellow of Magd. College, of a great Age. The Bell went for him at 
Magd. College this Morning, at 7 Clock. He took his Master of Arts' 30 
Degree, Dec. 3, 1661, that of Bach, of Div., June 3, 1671, and that of 
D r . (proceeding as a Grand-Compounder), March 10, 1680. He was 
a good Scholar, a rich Man, and hath left a good Study of Books l . 

June 3 (Sat.). M r . Laurence Eachard, having published The History 
of England, in iii Volumes, fol., and a new Ed. being call'd for, hath put 
out a separate Appendix for the use of such as have the former Ed. In 
w ch Appendix, bearing date in Jan., 17^$, he notes that he began to be 
a Publisher of Books in the i8 tn Year of his Age, and that he was then 
48, & he tells us, withall, that he is so regardless of Fame that he is very 
desirous that his own Books should be utterly destroy'd and forgotten, 40 
upon condition better may appear in their Places. This History of 
England is dedicated to K. George. 'Tis but a slight Performance (tho' 
there are some remarkable Things in it as to later times), as all 

1 He was buried in the College Chapell, on Sunday Night, at 9 Clock, June 4 th . 
He hath left his Books to the College, and an hundred Pounds besides. I have heard 
since that he did not dye rich, having been very charitable, especially to his poor 


M r . Eachard's Things are, being done chiefly to please Novices, and not 
adapted to such as search deeply into our Histories and Antiquities. The 
Author hath always made use of common printed Books, and not taken 
care to make himself acquainted with our old MSS. and Records. 

This Morning Queen's-College Bell & S fc . Peter's in the East Bell went 
for M r . Latus, a Commoner of Queen's-College of about half a Year's 
standing, who died, of a Consumption, betw. 1 2 & i Clock this Morning. 
His Father lives in the North. 

Walter Bower's Additions to Fordun, MSS. 1. x, c. 3 : Moneia eciam 
10 Scoticana (an. 1250) renovatur, ita ut crux, qua prius non transivit 
drculum in denarium, modum ad exlremum finem denarij atiingat. 

Spotswood's Hist, of Scotl., p. 7 : His (Palladius's) own remaining for 
the most part was at Fordon, in the countrey of Mernis, where he built 
a little Church, which from him is to this day by a corrupted word catted 
Padie Church. There was his Corps after his death interred. In the year 
1494, William Scheuez, Archbishop of S*. Andrews, -visiting that Church, 
did, in reverence of his memory, gather his bones and bestow them in a silver 
shrine ; which, as the report goeth, was taken up, at the demolishing of the 
Churches, by a Gentleman of good rank, who dwelt near unto that place. 
\ ao The people of the counlrey, observing the decay which followed in that 
family, not many years after, ascribed the same to the violation of Palladius' 

June 4 (Sun.). E. Waited Boweri Additionibus ad Fordunum, 1. x, 
c. xi : Ipso anno (1260) magna caristia fuit in partibus Scocise, ita quod 
bolla farinse ad quatuor solidos venderetur. 

June 4, 1721. G. Hearne to H. (Rawl. 26. 27). 'These, after the 
tender of my dearest Love, . . . may sattisfie you that I have been very 
uneasie because I have not heard from you so long, especially by Reason 
I told M r . Gunnis, by whom I sent my last Letter to you, how very ill 
I had been, and instead of Being better since the warm weather, I grow 
worse, and more lame and full of misery then ever I was so. If it can 
be possible for you to take a Tripp over to W* Waitham a day or twaine, 
that I might se your face once more in the land of the living, to take my 
solemne leave, I shall be bound to bless God and thank you, for I know 
of a Certainty that I have but a little, little time in this world. ... I am told 
y* M r . Jenkinson, Rector of Binfield, is dead, and y* M r . Hancock, Vicar 
of Waitham S*. Lawrence, is at the point of death. M r . Griffyth is indifferint 
well now, I bless God. . . . Your Book is safe, and shall be safely sent 
by the Carrier to Oxon. very suddenly, w th as many thanks as he can bring, 
for I have taken a great delight in the perusall of it, and thank you for it ; 
for I love to spend that little time I have left in Reading and contemplation 
and preparing for my change, and shall think my self happy if you will, as 
long as you do live, send me some other bookes. And pray do not think 
it to much trouble, tho' I have been a great trouble to you, for you will have 
the comfort to have the blessing of God attend you as long as you live 
in this world, and the prospect of eternall happyness in the next. My poor 
wife takes aboundance of care and paynes w th me in my miserie, and pray 
think of her when I am dead and gone, and be kind to all your Brothers 
and your poor Sister. ... I make shift to gett some small matter by writing, 
and more should if I could go about at all, but I am disabled from that, 
so I Rely upon God's good providence and my good friends, and bless 

June 5-8.] VOLUME XCI, PAGES 183-188 249' 

June 5 (Mon.). M*. Burghers told me to-day that he hath lately in- 
grav'd three very small Coyns for M r . Richard Graves, of Mickleton in 

June 6 (Tu.). Tho' Sir Rich d Baker's Chronicle be but a slight 
Performance, yet now 'tis grown scarce & dear. 

June 7 (Wed.). On Monday Morning last died, of a Consumption, 
one M r . Bull, a Commoner of Hart-Hall, and was buried, at 10 Clock 
last night, in S fc . Peter's Church in the East, leaving the Character behind 
him of a very good Scholar. 

June 8 (Th.). Yesterday was a Convocation, at 2 Clock, in wet J0 
a Letter from the Chancellor was read, that M r . Thomas Bold, Student 
of Xt Church, who is above 8 years' standing, might have 5 Terms 
allow'd him (he having miss'd keeping them), which was consented to, 
tho' with some small Opposition, as it seems, from some of his own 
House. For the BP of Chester, IX Stratford (tho' neither of them were 
in the Convocation), & some others of X* Ch. were strenuously against 
it, w c h is look'd upon as a very wicked thing in them. For, had not 
M r . Bold been speedily Master of Arts, he would have lost his Studentship, 
the Dean and Canons (as I am told) of X* Ch. having made an Order 
lately that all should loose their Studentships that were not Masters of 30 
Arts in such a time. 

God I have still some, and hope I shall still have, and amongst the Rest 
as principall I shall still pray for you, my poor, Deare Son, as long as I beare 
the name of your poor, dear, and loving father, till death us do part, which 
I do shortly expect, but hope once more [sic], till which time I take my leave.' 

June 7, 1721. H. to K. Duncan (Rough draft, Rawl. no. 74). Is 
much obliged to Dr. Gray for communicating Mr. Ruddiman's learned letter. 
Wants to know whether he may make any of it public, if he should have 
occasion. Is Robert IPs eldest son, afterwards Robert III, styled primogenitus 
et heres in any charters before 1349 ? ' I print the genuine Fordun, according 
to M r . Gale's MS. But where Fordun breaks off, I give a Continuation from 
Bower, or (as the Edinburgh MS. hath it) Bowmaker.' 

June 8, 1721. H. B[edford] to H. (Rawl. 2. 64). ' D*. Grey calling 
yesterday in my absence, & telling my wife he had something y* w d much 
please y, I conclude he has answer'd y* part of your last letter to me, w ch 
has occasion'd my not thanking y for it so long, for want of an answer 
he expected out of Scotland. Barwick's life is at last finish'd, as I hope 
y e List of subscribers will be this week, w ch , if by yours & other friends' 
help it had not been so long, I sh d have been a greater sufferer by y* w ch has 
delay'd y e work so long, y e printer's blunder in casting off y e copy above 
J less than it makes. I am much press'd to put out an English Edition, 
& shall so far comply as to advertise such a design, y* it may not be under- 
taken by any other.' Would send H. a large copy, but has not enough 
for subscribers. ' If I print a Translation, I shall begg y r acceptance of one 
of those also of y e same sort, w ch 2 will perhaps please y better than 
one large.' Mr. James, the printer, has subscribed for Fordun. Mr. Baker 
is glad H. is publishing the Charta Authentica. 

June 8, 1721. B. Gale to H. (Rawl. 27 b . 302). Account of the MS. of 
Fordun in the Heralds' Office. Will send Ld. Cromarty's book by some one 
going to Oxford, or by the stage-coach. ' I cannot inform you what reason 


At the same time was also a Motion that the Rev* Mr. John Rogers, 
late of Corpus X* Coll., might have the Degree of Dr. of Div. conferr'd 
on him by Diploma, w h was granted w th out opposition, only I hear one 
D r . cry'd out non. 

Peregrine King took his Degree of M.A., June 27, 1672, and was 
Father of Dr. William King (LL.D.), at this time Principal of S*. Mary 
Hall, and Secretary to my Lord Arran, Chancellor of the Univ. of Oxon. 
The said D r . King's Mother is now living near Silchester in Hampshire, 
but his Father is dead. 

10 June 9 (Fri.). On Monday last one M*. Bayllie, M.A. of Trinity- 
Coll., was chosen Fellow of that College, in opposition to four others of 
that Coll., who, I am told, are his Seniors, and much better Scholars, and 
are, withall, Tories, whereas this Bayllie is a great Whig. The Head, 
D r . Dobson, was for this Bayllie, w ch gain'd him the ill will of many. 
The BP of Winchester, 'tis said, as Visitor, hath sent an Inhibition against 
admitting him, it being deem'd by him, as it seems, an unstatutable 

June 10 (Sat.). D r . King, Principal of S fc . Mary-Hall, lately told me 
that he heartily wish'd the whole Body of the University Statutes were 

ao printed, so as to be made more common, that the World might see and 
judge what horrible Tricks are plaid by three or four, or a few more, 
People here (such as Gardiner, Charlett, &c.), who are for doing every 
thing as they please, & if anything be done contrary to their mind, 
presently cry out that such as are opposite to them are Enemies to the 
University, by this means taking upon themselves the name of the Uni- 
versity, and excluding all others, whereas in reality they are the Enemies 
of the University, and do all that possibly they can to disgrace and ruin 
her. The D r . told me he had a good mind to print his own Copy of the 
Statutes. He said those Fellows I have been speaking of acted most 

30 basely by our Chancellour, my Lord Arran, & that my Lord had no 
Copy of the Statutes at all. 

June 11 (Sun.). On Thursd., the I st instant, the Lord Craven was 
married to M". Tilney, Daughter to Frederick Tilney, Esq., of Hampshire. 
His L d ship receives with her at present 4000!. per annum. This L d 
Craven hath a Brother, a Nobleman of Magd. Coll. in Oxon., who is 
a very fine Gentleman. 

my father had to say y* Fordun came no lower than 1360, nor can I yett tell 
the exact year that the Cottonian MSs. breakes off in.' Will examine that 
MS. again at the first opportunity. 

June 8, 1721. A. Wescombe to H. (Rawl. 1 1. 91). Wishes to subscribe 
for two more copies of Fordun. 

June 9, 1721. H. to B. Duncan (Rawl. no. 74 b ). Has returned Mr. 
Ruddiman's letter : thanks to Dr. Gray. Has put the Dr. down for a second 
copy of Fordun. Notes on Bower's Prologue. The publisher of the Charta 
Authentica at Paris says that Robert II married Elizabeth Mure about 
the year 1340. Perhaps there may be something about this in Ld. Cromarty's 
book, which H. has not yet received. 

June 8-15.] VOLUME XCI, PAGES 188-197 251 

June 12 (Mon.). Formerly there used to be a Fair at Abbington on 
Ashwednesdays, w ch is now left of. So I find by the Fragment of an old 
Almanack for 1599. Now there is always one the first Monday in clear 

June 13 (Tu.). Mr. Rich d Clements told me yesterday that one 
M r . Bilson, A.B. of Hart-Hall, is about reprinting D r . George Wishart's 
Compleal Hist, of the Wars of Scotland under the conduct of the illustrious 
and truly valiant James, Marquess of Montross, &c., which hath been 
printed several times in Lat. and English, the first Edition whereof came 
out at the Hague in 1647, 8 vo . It seems this Book is now grown 10 

June 14 (Wed.). Yesterday, at 2 Clock, was a Convocation in which 
a Letter from the Chancellour was read, that M r . Johnson, a Scotchman, 
might have the Degree of Batchelour of Law conferr'd on him by Diploma, 
w ch W as granted, tho' not without opposition, there being 107 for him, 
& 54 against him. This is the same Gentleman that was denied a 
Master's Degree, as is mentioned before, under May 19*^. But great 
Application being made on his Behalf to my L d Arran, our Chancellour, 
his L d ship granted a 2 d Letter, but not for a Master's Degree (w ch he 
was apprehensive would be denyed), but (w cb will serve Johnson's turn 20 
better, it being to qualify him to hold two Livings) that of Batchelour of 
Law. The Papers sent about to Colleges & Halls before the Convocation 
run thus : ' M r . Johnson above twenty Years agoe proceeded to the 
Degree of Master of Arts in Glascow, and has been many Years prefer'd 
in the Diocess of Durham, where he has acquir'd a good Reputation, and 
has been earnestly recommended by many Persons of Quality as one 
well deserving the favour of the University ; wherefore 'tis humbly desir'd 
that a Bachelor of Law's Degree may be confer'd on him by Diploma, 
paying all Fees.' Among others that recommended him was the BP of 
Rochester, whose Letter to the Chancellour I saw, in w ch he mentions 30 
him as a great Proficient in Chirurgery. But, it seems, the BP of Chester 
was one of the greatest Sticklers for him, Johnson being to have other 
Preferm* in his Diocess. 

June 15 (Th.). The Inscription on the School Tower (at Oxford) 
under K. James I is just renew'd, the Scaffold, w* 11 was rais'd on purpose 
for it, being pull'd down last Week. 

This day was a Thunder Shower, w cl1 began about half [an] hour after 
eight in the Morning (tho' the Thunder did not continue hardly half an 
hour), and lasted, for the most part with very violent Rain, 'till four in the 
Afternoon. About half an hour after six, it began again, and continued 40 
to rain very violently 'till about nine. I do not remember to have ever 

June 14, 1721. J. Murray to H. (Rawl. 8. 133). Has sent by Godfrey 
Mr. Jett's account of his Basingstochius, and an old parchment roll found 
n the ruins of Evesham Abbey. 

June 14, 1721. A. Wescombe to H. (Rawl. u. 92). Has delivered 
wo guineas to the carrier for Fordun. Glad to hear ten sheets are already 


known such a wet day so long together, & with such violence. N3. It 
began raining again about 1 1 Clock at night, & continued pouring down 
about 4 hours. 

June 16 (3?ri.). On Wednesday Morning last died M r . Richard 
Monnox, M.A. and Senior Fellow of Balliol-Coll. He took his Master's 
Degree, June 25, 1698. He was a good Scholar, & was Minister of 
Cullam, near Dorchester in Oxfordshire. He died of a Dropsy, & was 
buried this Day, in the Evening, in Magdalen Parish Church. 

June 17 (Sat.). We learn from the publick Prints that D r . Fiddes, 

10 who is publishing the Life of Cardinal Wolsey by Subscription, has this 

Week put out a true Copy of the Duke of Buckingham's Epitaph, with 

a Vindication of it. The said Epitaph, from the said Paper or Book of 

the D r ' 8 ., is thus inserted in the Prints : 

Pro Rege saepe, 

Pro Republica semper. 

Dubius, sed non improbus vixi : 

Incertus morior, sed inturbatus. 

Humanum est errare, & nescire. 

Christum adveneror; Deo confido 

20 Omnipotenti, benevolentissimo. 

Ens Entium, miserere mei. 

Much for the Prerogative, 

Ever for my Country. 
I liv'd irregular, not abandon'd. 
Tho* going to a State unknown, 

I die resign'd. 

Frailty and Ignorance attend on human Life. 
Religiously I worship Christ: in God confide 

Almighty, and most Merciful. 
30 O ! thou Principle of All Beings, have Pity on me ! 

June 18 (Sun.). I thought at first that the said Account of D r . Fiddes's 
Performance had been a Banter, but upon Inquiry I found it true, a 
Gentleman telling me that the D r . had certainly published such a Thing, 
that he was a Trifler, &, as he believes, put upon it by D r . Charlett. 

June 19 (Mon.). The Parsonage of Upton, near Reading in Berks., 
belongs now to Oriel College, who bought it lately for 600 libs., 300 libs. 
of which was given by M r . Dyer, Fellow of that Coll., & the other 300 
libs, by D r . Whalley, another of the Fellows of the College. 

June 20 (Tu.). In the Auction at Oxon., An. 1700, of M r . Creeche's 
p Books was Harding's Chron., a very rare Book, but no body bid for it. 

June 18, 1721. H. to J. Murray (Rawl. 112. 100). Received Mr. Jett's 
Giraldus Cambrensis and other MSS. yesterday. [See Diary, p. 261.] Thanks 
to Mr. Jett for account of Basingstochius. J. M.'s roll is a remarkable one. 
Has delivered fragment to the engraver. Much obliged for J. M.'s company 
at Oxford. ' But then I wish it had been less chargeable to you.' 

June 20, 1721. E. Gale to H. (Rawl. 2j\ 303). Not having time 
to go to the Cotton Library, wrote to the Library Keeper about Fordun, 

June 15-24.] VOLUME XCI, PAGES 197-205 253 

In the same Auction was Ascham's Schoolmaster, a rare old Book, w^ 
was sold for 2 d . In the same Auction was The Case of M r . Jonas 
Proast. late Chaplain of All-Souls College in Oxford. It was done up 
with /nany other Pamphlets, and the Vol. sold for 6s. 2d. I never saw 
this Case in print, but I suppose 'twas printed from the Copy I transcrib'd 
from M r . Proast's Original, at M r . Proast's Request, soon after I came 
first to Oxon. 

June 21 (Wed.). M r . Selden, in p. 98 of his Book de Successionibus 
in bona defuncti, hath several things about the Testamenta XII Patri- 
archarum, w cil D r . Grabe, I suppose, had seen, tho' he does not refer 10 
to them. 

June 22 (Th.). M r . Selden, in his Uxor Ebrai'ca, hath given an 
Account of the old ways of marrying in England (before the Reformation) 
from the Missals of Sarum and York. He would have done the same, 
too, I believe, from the Missal of Hereford, had he seen it, the form being 
different there from those he hath given, as I find by consulting the 
Missal of Hereford, which I have, printed on Vellum, in Folio, and is a 
wonderfull rare Book, and worth any Money. 

June 23 (Fri.). The Earl of Cromarty's Book, upon this Subject, 
hath clearly vindicated Rob. Ill of Scotland from the Imputation of 20 
Bastardy, as hath also M r . Sage's Introduction to Drummond's History 
of the V James's. 

June 24 (Sat.). Yesterday M r . Durham, Prebendary of Windsor, 
call'd upon me. This Gent, is a learned, worthy man, and hath published 
several Books, & hath many things in the Philosophical Transactions. 
He told me he is consulting the old Records at Windsor for M r . Anstis, 
who is upon a considerable Work relating to the Order of the Garter. 
He told me that he is of opinion that a great many of our Churches, as 
they are even now standing, were built before the Conquest. I told him 
I thought there are but few such. He said he would consider the matter 30 
farther, and gave me some hopes that I should know his reasons. M r . Rad- 
cliffe also (who is this Act term to take his D r . of Physick's Degree, as 
Accumulator), of S*. John's-College, was with me at the same time. Both 
these Gent, inform'd me (which I had likewise heard before) that 

and encloses his answer. Will send by to-morrow's stage-coach Ld. Cro- 
marty's Defence of Robert III. It is a very scarce book: please return 
as soon as possible. 

June 22, 1721. C. Battely to H. (Rawl. 28. 4). Was in Cambridge 
when H. wrote last. Mr. Heywood will bring the book C. B. promised, 
when he returns to Oxford. 

June 22, [1721?]. F. Lewis to H. (Rawl. 7. 160). Has never received 
his copy of the Textus. Please send it to Mr. [William] Lewis, bookseller, 
Russell St., Covent Garden. 

June 24, 1721. J. Bridges to H. (Rawl. 3. 72). Account of subscrip- 
:ions received. Will pay them in person in a fortnight's time. Mentioned 
n former letters some books that might be useful in publishing Fordun : will 
>ring them with him, if H. thinks fit. Will lodge at the King's Arms, near 
Vadham, where he was before. 


D r . Mead hath lately purchas'd a most noble Collection of MSS., several 
of w ch are Classicks, and one the 4 Evangelists in Greek, in Capitals, 
about 1 200 Years old. M r . Radcliffe said great Complaints are made 
in London and elsewhere about our prostituting Degrees. This is a very 
just complaint. He observ'd that Johnson (that we lately gave it to) is, 
a very insignificant Man, and that his Skill in Chirurgery is but mean. 

June 25 (Sun.). There is just published at London, in two Volumes, 
by Subscription, The History of the Arians, and of the Council of Nice, 
made good by Citations from Original Authors ; with a Chronological Table 
10 containing an Abridgment of. the principal Things in the History, placed 
according to the Order of Time, and with Notes clearing the Difficulties of 
Facts and Chronology. Written in French by AT. Sebastian Lenain de 
Tillemont, and translated into English by Thomas Deacon. N3. This 
M r . Deacon is a Non-juring Clergyman, a very honest Man, and a good 

June 26 (Mon.). There are several Coyns explain'd and illustrated 
by Selden in his Book de Jure Nat. 

June 27 (Tu.). M r . Rich d Baxter, in the Dedication of his Sermon 
before the H. of Commons, April 30, 1660, tells us he used no other 
20 Book in composing that Sermon but a Bible and a Concordance. 

June 28 (Wed.). In the Reign of Hen. Ill were strange Robberies 
in Hampshire, more than in [any] other County of Engl. There is 
a particular Account of them in Mat. Paris. 

D r . Fiddes's Pamphlett about the D. of Buckingham's Epitaph is but 
poor stuff, writ to get a Penny, & can do no true service to Religion. 
This D r . is Rector of Halsham, & Chaplain to the E. of Oxon. 

June 29 (Th.). M*. Whiteside, Keeper of the Ashm. Museum, told 
me last Night that some body hath cut out Ant. a Wood's Note before 
Wilson's Hist, of K. James I in the Muse'um. What this Note was, he 
30 cannot tell. 

June 28, 1721. J. Anstis to H. (Rawl. 27 b . 7). Thanks for further 
account of the benefaction of Sir John Fastolf, ' who was a great Mecenas of 
learned men, and of both Universities, though I am sorry that I cannot 
retrieue all the particulars.' Sends proposals for an edition of Fordun in 
Scotland, * by a person every way capacitated for it, and who, I am informed, 
hath taken immense pains. You'l thereby haue an opportunity of making 
a complement to that once antient Kingdome. I am told the Proposer 
[Richard Hay] is really a Priest, but that particular should be omitted, 
though you will possibly congratulate them upon an able Editor.' [The 
proposals follow this letter.] 

[c. June, 1721.] Q. Hearne to H. (Rawl. 26. 47). 'Haveing a promise 
from M r . Gunnis, who Preach'd at our church on Trinity Sunday last, 
that he would safely convey to or 3 words in writing to you with his own 
hands at your Hall, I sent it by him, and wrote that being now of late 
very much more then I have been very lame, that I had an earnest desire 
to se your face, if God permit, som time once more while I am in the land 
of the living, but Receiving your last one Wednesday by the Oxon. Carrier 
from Bray- Wick, I suppose before you could have Received my owne 

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June 30 (Pri.). On Sunday Morning last died, at my L d Oxford's 
in Herefordshire, M r . Auditor Harley's Lady, Mother of Mr. Edw. Harley 
of X* Ch. She is characteriz'd as the best of Mothers. 

July 1 (Sat.). D r . Wishart's History of the L d Montross is just re- 
printed, with several Things not published before, so that M r . Bilson's 
Design, mentioned above, June 13 th , is defeated. 

July 2 (Sun.). There is just come out, The Life of M r . Milles, late 
Rector of Highcleere in Hampshire, who died in July, 1720. I saw it 
yesterday in the Shops. The Man (M r . Milles) was a good sort of Man, 
but this Book hath made him ridiculous; and, indeed, 'tis a very silly 10 
Performance. M r . Dodwell is abus'd in it, as, indeed, are other Non- 
Jurors. For ought I know, M r . Milles's Son, the present BP of Waterford, 
was Author, or at least had a great hand in it l . M r . Milles died anno 
set. 82. 

M r . Wood, in coL 353 of Vol. i of his Ath. Oxon., should have, told us 

from M r . Gunnis, I thought fitt to Return you your Bagg & book, w th hearty 
thanks. And in Answer, in short, to your letter, I can give you no further 
account of Sam. Jessup then what I did write to you, but that hee was 
intangled among ill company, and so grew worse and worse. I have lost 
above 20 shilling by him, and more money, and [a] great many people have 
lost much more. I find M r . Skinner is your Recorder, and has carryed 
it from Wright by a great majority. As for the new Rector of Binfield, 
I am told it is one M r . Birch, a school master at Henley on Thames. He 
Preach'd there twice on Trinity Sunday, and Read his orders, and Administred 
the Sacram*, and, they say, intends to keep for his Curate M r . Freindsham, 
who served the place for M r . Jenkinson, the last Rector, who has, they say, 
layd out considerably in Repairs or Buildings there, but I have not seen it yet, 
being disabled from going about. They say this M r . Birch is a Rich man, 
and, som say, will Preach well, and has another or more beniffices, but that I 
Know not. Madam Cherry has been lately at M". DodwelPs at Shottesbrook, 
but how she came of about the South Sea, I cannot tell, but I am afraid 
but sorrilly, as all others have done who were so simple to have any thing 
to do with it. I presume that you are taken up with Buissness at present 
about your Books in Press, so I can not Expect you at present. . . . Deare 
Son, M r . GrifFyth alwaies gives his service to you, and in my Callamitious 
Condition is a good friend to me, for I make shift with much adoe to hold 
my place still, but God knows I daily decline. If you pick up any old things, 
be they Linnen or Woollen, or any other thing, if you will send it in the 
Bagg, or any other way, it shall be most thankfully accepted.' [PS.] ' My 
Poor wife has been but ill neither for some time ; your uncle Keeps his 
Bed still in a Bad Condition. . . . When you send the Bagg, send in it 
a small Quantity of Marsh-Marlows out of the Phisick-Garden we have none 
in Gentry for my Lameness.' 

July 1, 1721. C. Brent to H. (Rawl. 14. 37). Requests H. to answer 
enclosed list of queries from Mr. William Latton. ' I know it is part of y e 
Character of a good Friend, & a true Lover of Antiquities, to be Communi- 
cative, & therefore doubt not but in y e present Case you will be so kind 
is to assist your Brother Antiquary.' [PS.] Has any one taken up Capt. 
Trelawny's books since C. B. left Oxford? 

1 M r . Milles, BP of Waterford, was certainly the Author. 


that Sir Edw. Hoby was of Eaton School before he came to Oxon., & that 
he was also of the Middle Temple. So Sir Edw. himself in his Counter- 
Snarle, p. 61 & 72, which Counter-Snarle I have, & 'tis learned But he 
doth not treat of Purgatory in it, as one would think from M r . Wood. 

July 3 (Mon.). Yesterday being the day on w ch BP Crew, now BP 
of Durham, was consecrated BP of Oxon., this Day a Visit was p d him 
by our Vice-Ch., both the Proctors, & several others, at his L d ship's Seat 
at Stean in Northamptonsh., purely to flatter the BP, & to try for Money. 

July 4 (Tu.). From some old Fragm* 8 lent me to-day by M r . John 
10 Murray : 

Kyng Athelstone was glad & bly)>e, 
And thankud J>e Kyng of fraunce swythe, 
Of jyftes noble & ryche. 

July 3, 1721. O. Hearne to H. (Rawl. 26. 31). 'I Received, since 
I sent the Booke and Letter, wherein I told you how bad I was, another 
Letter from you, w ch , God willing, I shall answer, and give you the truest 
account I can of M r . Bassett's affairs of Late. True it is, he lives still 
in Wooley-Green, at his own house in our Parish, and so has done Many 
yeares, And has had 3 daughters by his former wife. His second daughter 
was Married in the first place to Jo. Winch, junior, neare Low brooks, 
and is dead, leaving a son, who survived her, & her Husband is since 
Married againe. The Eldest daughter was Married to Farmer Lee of 
Shottesbroke, who died some yeares agoe. The youngest, who came 3 
or four yeares to schoole to me, whose name is Elizabeth, whom you must 
needs Remember, is living still not far from Wallingford in Berkshire, I 
think it is, with an honest, substantiall yeoman ; his Name is M r . Wise. 
True it is, this was his (Bassett's) ser[v]ant maid that he has Married, w cb 
now they were Married at Bisham on Whitsun Wedne[s]day. I suppose 
she may be neare 45, or som what above. He is come to be a Rich man, but 
I never heard him counted an Esquire or Gentleman, but a yeoman. I 
Remember when he went a Hoop shaving, and afterwards gott a little money, 
& bought Copzes standing, and after, Timber standing. He got a good 
deale by Old Squire Hobble's Park, and abundance by Stuppings Wood; 
but I can give no certaine account what he may be worth ; but sons he nere 
had none, a[s] I Know off. 'Twas but Lately Farmer Smith of Shotte[s]brook 
corted her ; 'tis Reported she has gotten 3 or 400 pound under Bassett, 
which he understood, and so Farmer Smith was turned of; so that Money 
will help her to a younger man, for the old man cannot live lond [sic]. This 
is the best account I can at present give, but for my owne part, I am a 
miserable cripple, and like so to continue till death ends my daies, but hope 
to see you once more in the Land of the Living, if God grants you life ; but I 
am Realy in most horrid miserie both night & day, but cannot Ride, if I had 
an horse to Ride. ... I intend to present you herafter with a fatt goose, 
haveing saved one purposly for you ; but the next time you send, w ch 
I know will be shortly, pray gett me a few Marsh Mallows, which you will 
have in the Phisik Garden, and put at bottom of y e bagg, the sooner the 
better 'twill be for me, and shall think [it] long till the bagg & things 
and token comes, which I doubt not but you will send as soon as you possible 
can. The Lord above bless you, and preserve you to a good old age.' [PS.] 
'I can gett no account where he was Born. I Beleive him to be 100, or 
above, & a Brisk man of y* age.' 

July 4, 1721. Dr. Robert Gray to H. (Rawl. 6. 122). 'Your friend 
being owt of town, I thought yow wold not take it amiss that I, thowgh , 

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In crystiante was none hym leche. 

In hys tyme, y vnderstonde, 

Was Guy of warwyk in Inglond, 

An for Inglond dede batayle 

W* a my5te gyande w*oute fayle. 

His name was hote Golbrond : 

Gwy hym slough w* his bond. 

vij jere Kyng Athelston 

Held )>ys kyngdome. 

In Inglond )>* ys so mury 10 

He dyedde, & lythe at Malmesbury. 

July 5 (Wed.). As bad as M r . Baskerville's Books, &c., are (men- 
tion'd above, May 9 th ), I had a design to have purchas'd several, & 
indeed, all the MSS., but M ra . Gyles told me she would not part with any 
separately, but all together. Upon w cl1 I desir'd her to let me know 
when they were pris'd, w oh she promis'd to do, but fail'd, and yesterday 
she sold them all together for twenty Pounds to the said M r . Murray, 
who came from London on purpose, being sent for by Wilmot, an Oxon. 
Bookseller, to whom Mr. Murray gave fourty shillings for procuring 
them for him, & sold him part of Jhe Books after the Purchase. When 20 
M r . Murray & I were in Wilmot's shop, Wilmot said that M. Gyles 
told him that she was resolved I should not have them at all. Wch I was 
aware of some time agoe, upon M r . Timothy Thomas of X* Church's 
having had an intire perusal of them before me, & from his taking a 
Catalogue of them, w ctl was with a Design to secure some for my L d 
Harley, & I do not doubt but M T . Thomas had such of them as he thought 
proper. So that, after all, M r . Murray hath only the poor Refuse of 
a miserable Collection, & yet, as poor Stuff as 'tis, she ask'd him at first 
37 libs., whence I gather that if I had even offer'd that, still there would 
have been a higher Price fix'd, so as I was to have been only made use 3 
of as a Valuer, & another was to have had them, let me agree upon w* 
Price I pleas'd. 

Yesterday M r . Anthony Hall, Fellow of Queen's-Coll., & Rector of 
Hampton Poyle, was presented to the Degrees of Bach. & D r . of Div., as 
an Accumulator. 

July 6 (Th.). Taylor the Water-Poet's Works are now grown very 
scarce, & are much inquir'd after by some People. 

M r . Anstis is putting several Interpretations of the Names to a printed 
Froissard of M r . Murray's, w oh will make the Book worth a good deal. 

unknown to yow, doe send yow these papers, if it was for no other end, 
yet that yow may see M r . Ruddiman is very willing to continue to serve 
yow in the manner he has begun.' Please return the papers, when read. 
Will be glad to send to Scotland for anything further H. may desire. Has 
written to Paris about the Gharta Authentica. 

July 5, 1721. H. to [C. Brent] (Rough draft, Rawl. 39. 107). Cannot 
solve any of Mr. Latton's queries. If he may keep the paper, will make 
inquiries, though he believes the most satisfactory account is to be had from 
the Heralds' Office. Mr. Thomas took up Capt. Trelawny's books, but 
Mr. Kendall of Exeter College will take them for the future. 



July 7 (Pri.). The ii d Vol. of Spelman's Councils was lately sold 
in Oxford, in large Paper, for 5 libs., by M r . Fletcher the Bookseller to 
M r . Peisley the Bookseller. I understand 'tis worth a great deal more. 
I bought, some years agoe, the Scotch black Acts of the said Fletcher for 
175., for my Friend, John Bridges, Esq. I understand that 'tis worth at 
least 10 libs., tho' M r . Bateman, whom I take to be the most understand- 
ing Bookseller (& he is a Man, too, of great honesty), tells me (he being 
now in Oxford) that 'tis not worth above 5 or 6 libs. I bought Inigo 
Jones of Stonehenge for 55. M r . Bateman offered me to-day 155. for it, 
10 but I would not part with it. M r . Webb, upon this Subject, is also very 
scarce, and so is D r . Charleton. 

July 8 (Sat.). Yesterday I accidentally met with M r . David Casley, 
Deputy Keeper of the Cotton Library. This is the Gent, that M r . Rog* 
Gale employ'd to transcribe a Continuation of Fordun from Bower for 
my use. 

There are 3 Editions of Lambard's Perambulation of Kent, all 
different, and very valuable. I was yesterday offered los. for the 3 d . 

I was told last night that the Duke of Devonshire hath got a printed 
Piece of Leland on Vellum. The Gent, thought it was the Geneth- 

July 9 (Sun.). The Jewish Almanacks of Abendana, printed at the 
Theater, are now much inquir'd after, and they are indeed Curiosities. 
But what makes them valuable is this, that at the end of each is a 
Discourse, curious & learned, written by Abendana, whom I just remember. 
There are eight Almanacks in all, & consequently eight Discourses. The 
Discourses were reprinted afterwards, in a distinct Vol., at London. 

M*. Murray hath got both Editions of Hardyng's Chronicle. He hath 
got a small MS., in 4', containing Rules and Orders for a College of 

30 July 1O (Mon.). The ii d Vol. of the Oxford Historians was sold to 
Subscribers to Books printed at the Theater Press for 8s. 6d., in Quires. 
The Subscription Price for M r . Barnes's History of Edw. III d was a 
Guinea, in Sheets. 

July 11 (Tu.). On Sunday last I was with M r . David Casley, 
mention'd before (July 8 th ), at the King's Arms in Holywell, after 
Dinner, about a hours. M r . Xtoph- Bateman of London, Bookseller, 

July 1O, 1721. B. L. Calvert to H. (Rawl. 4. 12). 'Y r intelligence 
is very wrong concerning my Marriage, w ch is not yet Come to pass.' Has 
spent most of his time this summer at Woodcote, learning the antiquities 
of the neighbourhood. ' I[n] a Window in the Archbishop's palace att 
Croydon, I found this written on the Glass w th a Diamond : " Memorandum, 
Ecclesiae de Micham, Cheame, et Stone, cum multis aliis, fulgure Consumptae 
sunt, Jan. 3 d , 163!. Omen avertat deus." The tradition says ArchbP Laud 
writt it, and the last sentence seems to Confirm it, it being his usual way 
in his diary to subjoin, such sentences after Dreams, or such like Events. 
Gwyn Goes the Northern Circuit, and I shall meet him att York. But I 
Go first to Nottingham. ... I hope to return fullfraught with antiquities.' 

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M r . Murray, & others, being in company. M r . Murray was also with me 
when I accidentally met with him before. He (M r . Casley) told me of 
some Discourses of the Antiquaries I had not printed in my Collection. 
I told him I printed all I had, & did not pretend to do more. 

July 13 (Th.). Last Week, viz. on Wednesd., one Wyat, a Boy about 
1 7 Years of Age l , was married to one M re . Mitchell, upwards of 50 2 , of 
S fc . Peter's Parish in the East, Oxon. This Wyat was prenticed to a 
Cook in London ; afterwards he did some Business in Balliol-Coll. He 
is an idle Fellow, worth nothing, lived about a Quarter of a Year with 
this Mitchell (who maintain'd him) before he married her, & 'tis justly 10 
thought that he took to her purely for some Money she had by her former 
Husband, by whom she had Daughters that are older than Wyat. She 
hath y 6 Character of a letcherous Woman, &c. 

July 14 (Fri.). The Fathers are now so much neglected that they 
go at very little Prizes, as I was last Week fully inform'd by M r . Xtop h - 
Bateman, a well experienc'd Man ; & so I find it also by conversing with 

July 15 (Sat.). Among other small Things that were written & 
published by M r . Edm. Gayton, is to be reckoned this (w<* I have by 
me) : The Glorious and Living Cinque-Ports of our fortunate Island, ao 
thrice happy in the Persons of his Sacred Majestie, The Illustrious and 
Puissant Prince, His Royall Highnesse James, Duke of Yorke, The two 

July 12, 1721. H. to T. Baker (Diaries, 91. 222). 'On Friday last, 
in the Forenoon, I accidentally met with M r . Casley, Deputy Keeper 
of the Cotton Library.' [See Diary, p. 258.] 'He told me he had brought 
the MS. of the Antiq. of Glastonbury to town, w ch the Master of Trinity 
would have done himself, but that he had altered his Design of coming to 
Oxford. He said he was not to deliver it to me, unless I could get MSS. of 
the N. T. from Oxford for D r . Bentley, adding that there was no reason Oxford 
should have MSS. from Cambridge, unless Cambridge could have MSS. 
from Oxford. I told him I could do no such thing. . . . But yesterday, 
at ii Clock in the Forenoon, he came to my room, & told me I might 
have the MS., but that there must be other Conditions, particularly that 
I must give not only my own, but somebody's else, Note for security of it, 
& that then I might have it as long as he was in Oxford. I mention'd you, 
but this was declin'd. Upon w ch , I desir'd a Sight of the MS. This was 
readily granted. At 5 Clock, therefore, in the Evening, I went to M r . 
Casley's Lodging in Merton-Coll., where he very readily shew'd me the MS. 
In about a Quarter of an hour I run it over, & took down the Title. It 
is a very good MS., but I insisted no more upon the loan of it, but desir'd 
M r . Casley to return my humble service & thanks to the Master for the 
Trouble he had given himself. ... I desire that you would be pleased 
also to return my service & thanks to the Master, ... & to take no notice 
of the Denyal of the MS., w ch might have been done at Cambridge, without 
sending it to Oxford, & putting M r . Casley (for whom I have a respect, 
he seeming to be a civil, modest Gentleman) upon such an Employment.' 
The duplicate of Smith's Catalogue will be very acceptable. 

1 He is about 34. a She is 55. 

S 2 


Victorious and Loyall Generals, their United Excellencies Prince Rupert 
George, Duke of Albermarle, &c. ; Oxon., 1666, 4. Tis a Poe'm in 
a Sheet & half, & is not taken notice of by M r . A. Wood in his Athense 

July 16 (Sun.). My Friend, M r . Hilkiah Bedford, hath just published 
Vita Johannis Barwick, S.T.P., written by his Brother, Peter Barwick, 
M.D. 'Tis in 8. M r . Bedford tells us in the Preface that Dr. Peter 
Barwick died 4*^ Sept., 1705, in the 89^ Year of his Age. This cannot 
be, if he were 7 years younger (as himself assures us he was, p. 4 Vitse 
10 Johannis) than his Brother John, who was born April 28, 1612. P. 21, 
He (D r . John Barwick) had a great hand in writing Querela Cantabri- 
giensis, & Certain Disquisitions, &c. 

July 17 (Mon.). I have been inform'd that M r . Edm. Gayton, above 
mentioned, had eight thousand Pound with his Wife, all wch he spent, as 
he did a vast deal besides, he dying with but one Farthing in his Pocket. 
I ask'd how this could be. 'Twas reply'd that after he was ejected his 
Beadleship, he liv'd in London, treated abundance of Cavalliers very 
extravagantly who came to him, & that after he was restor'd to his Beadle- 
ship, he led a very sottish life, & mattered not how or what he squandered 
20 away. 

July 18 (Tu.). Last Night I was several Hours with M r . Kimber, of 
Holywell, Oxon., & with us was another Gent., who lodges at M r . Kimber's, 
& whom I do not remember to have ever seen before, tho' he hath been 
many times in Oxford. M r . Kimber brought him on purpose to have 
some Conversation with me, a thing the Gent, himself also mightily 
desired. He is upwards of 3 score, is a very sensible, ingenious, learned 
Man, hath been a great Traveller in most parts of Italy, is a D r . of Physick, 
a great Botanist, Antiquary, &c. He discourses well upon any subject, 
& is very communicative of his Knowledge. 

30 July 19 (Wed.). Yesterday I saw M r . Hinton, Rector of Latham * in 
Hampshire. He told me that the late Warden of Winchester D r . Brath- 
wayt's Books are not yet sold, & that there are abundance of small 
curious Things among them relating to English History. 

On Monday last, at 3 clock in the Morning, died M. Leaver, Wife of 
M r . Leaver, an Apothecary of S*. Peter's in the East, Oxon., of a lingring 
distemper. She was a Hawkins, & was a jolly Woman. She was hardly 
30 Years of Age. She was buried this Evening, between seven & eight 
Clock, in the s* Church of S*. Peter's, 

July 20 (Th..). Dr. Wilkins hath published the Saxon Laws at 
40 Cambridge, but a very good Judge hath told me his Observations & 
Prolegomena are mean. 

Bower's Additions to Fordun, MS. penes Comitem Oxon., 1. xii, c. 5 : 
Hoc anno (1304) deputati sunt justiciary de trabalstonne 2 per Angliam. 

1 [Mistake for ' Lasham.'] 

' [See Ducange, Gloss. Med. et Inf. Lat., tinder Traylebaston.~\ 

July 15-24.] VOLUME XCI, PAGES 228-239 261 

July 21 (Fri.). This day I had some more Discourse with M r . Casley, 
who told me that they have found many leaves of the Cotton MS. of 
Fordun cut out, & thrown as Rubbish in a Corner of the Library, and 
that they do not know how to place them. They are written, he says, in 
the same hand with the latter part of the MS. 

July 22 (Sat.). ArchbP Usher, in p. 90 of his Work de Ecclesiarum 
Britannicarum primordijs, inclines to those who make Josselin to be 
Author of Antiq. Eccl. Brit. I/a BalceuS, saith he, atque eum Me secutus 
Matthceus Parkeriis (pel Johannes Jossetinus potius) in libra de Antiquitate 
Britannica Ecclesice. Yet the present BP of Chester (who is no great 10 
Antiquary) makes Parker the Man, in his late Case about Degrees. 

Andreas Dominicus Floccus, Florentinus, author of the Book (qui falso 
L. Fenestellae nomine circumfertur) de potestatib. Rom., Usher, ib. 
p. 100. 

July 23 (Sun.)* Last Wednesday, about eight in the Morning, died 
Sir Jonathan Trelawny, BP of Winchester, Prelate of the Garter, at his 
House at Chelsea. He is succeeded as a Baronet by his eldest Son, now 
Sir John Trelawny, a Representative of Leskard in Cornwall. 

Yesterday a Man was whipp'd at the Cart's Tail from Cairfax to East 
Gate in Oxford. He was a perfect Stranger, & some time since came 20 
into Brazen-Nose Coll. Common Room, & into some Chambers of the 
same College, uninvited and against all People's Wills, took up the Glass, 
& propos'd & drank the Healths of K. James, the D. of Ormond, &c., on 
purpose to trepan Gentlemen ; upon w ch , complaint being made to the 
V. Chanc., he was apprehended, & committed to the Castle, & being try'd 
this Assizes, he was sentenc'd to be whipt, & 'tis found that he is a Rogue 
that goes about to ensnare Men. 

July 24 (Mem.). M r . West, Commoner of Balliol-College, a pretty, 
young, studious Gentleman, told me last night that his Father carried him 
to Cambridge with a design to have entered him there of Trin. Coll., but 30 
the Master of Trin. Cofi., Richard Bentley, who was lately degraded, 
would not enter him, because his Tutor was to be M r . Pilgrim, Fellow of 
that Coll., and Publick Professor of the Greek Tongue in that Univ., 
saying that if any one else of the Coll. were pitch'd upon for his Tutor, 
he would enter him, but not if that scoundrel Rascal, Pilgrim, were his 
Tutor ; and yet M r . Pilgrim is a very ingenious, learned, civil Gent. 

On (Saturday) June 1 7 tQ last was lent me by Thomas Jett, of London, 
Esq. (a Gent, very curious in Books), a 4* MS. in Vellum, containing 

1. Gyraldus Cambrensis de Hibernia. It is a very good Copy. At 
the End of it is a Chronology, ending 1384 (8 R. 2), in w ch Year, 40 
I suppose, this Copy was written. 

2. Galfridus Monumethensis. A good Copy, about the same Age 
with the Gyraldus Cambr. 

3. Some Extracts out of Johannes Major's History of Scotland. Taken, 
I suppose, from the Printed Book. 

At the Beginning of the MS. is written, GuL Cecil, by Cecil's own 
Hand, by which it appears that it belong'd to him. 

[The Chronology which follows, A. D. 1167-1384, is omitted ; the notes are few.] 




Barnardus, Abbas de Abirbrotho, writ in Lat. Verse about the Battle of 
Bannokburne. So Walter Bower in his Additions to Fordun, MS., 1. xii, 
c. xxi, where are Verses out of him. 

Last Week, at Wotton, near Abbington, Berks., a Mason was kill'd 
with the Damp, as they were digging a Well. Some of the Workmen had 
before found the Effects, being tyed to the Bucket to be drawn up forth- 
with as soon as they perceiv'd Damage. They accordingly soon call'd 
out, & were drawn up. Upon w oh this Mason undertook very boldly to 
venture without being ty'd, & was kill'd before he could be assisted. 
10 After w cb a young Fellow ventur'd down to take him up, but was ty'd, 
& call'd to be drawn up before he could effect his undertaking. Being 
drawn up, he was so disordered that he lay for dead about half an hour, 
& is not yet right well. 

July 26 (Tu.). Yesterday M r . Baker of Cambridge gave me the 
Auction Catalogue of M r . Rich. Smith. M r . Bedford transmitted it. It 
is now valuable. Among other things, M r . Baker hath writ this Note at 
the Beginning, viz. 

Bibliotheca Joan., Episcopi Elien., hue transmissa, continet 

Codices impresses 30750 j cakulo non ^ accurato> 
o Manuscnptos . . 1500 J 

Accepimus vero a Rege donates, Nov. 19, 20, &c., 1715 : 

Codices in Fol. 
In Quarto 
In Octavo . . 

Total . 
MSS. . . . 





28965 J 

From D r . Canon, by M r . 
Knight, which I believe to 
be y e true account. 



So far M'. Baker's Note. In the Year 1714 were in the Bodl. 

30169 pr. VoK 
05916 MSS. VoK 

In all 


July 26 (Wed.). Mr. West of Balliol-Coll. told me last Sunday 
Night that a Gent, whom he knew bought Leland's Itinerary that I pub- 
lish'd, but that he paid fifteen Guineas for it. 

July 27 (Th.). Mr. Monnox of Balliol College, a little before he died, 
began a Discourse in Latin about his own Distemper. He intended to 
have put Cowper's Anatomy into Latin. 

July 26, 1721. H. to J. Murray (Rawl. 112. 102). Has to-day sent six 
volumes of Leland's Collectanea, for which he has paid ^3 IQJ., and the 
ninth volume of the Itinerary, for which he has paid a guinea. Mr. Thomas 
would be glad to have his Catalogue returned. Mr. Fletcher will buy all 
J. M.'s duplicates of the Philosophical Transactions. Wants the second 
volume of the first edition of Holinshed. Has J. M. met with the Pardon 
among Mr. Baskerville's papers ? 

July 24-Aug. 2.] VOLUME XCI, PAGES 254-261 263 

July 28 (Fri.). Tho' Sir Wm Dugdale's Summons to Parliament 
was at first sold but cheap, and blow'd upon by many, yet it is now 
become rare, & much esteem'd, and is look'd upon as worth two 
Guineas. It is of great use to know the Barons from the 49^ Year of 
Hen. Ill, and 'twas upon this List that Sir W m himself founded a good 
deal in his Baronage. 

July 29 (Sat.). M*. Dyer of Oriel Coll. hath got the English Aurea 
Legenda pr. by Caxton, a very fair one, but imperfect at beginning and 
End. Were it perfect, 'twould be worth four Guineas. 

On Thursday last was an Election of four Fellows at Oriel-Coll., there 10 
being four Vacancies. M r . Fisher, Bach, of Arts of X* Ch., and Nephew 
to M r . Estwick, formerly of X* Ch., stood, & appear'd to be the best 
Scholar, yet was turn'd by, to the regret of M r . Dyer, who does not now 
act as Fellow. 

M r . Wilson, Rector of Upton, near Reading in Berks., being lately 
deceas'd, and the said Parsonage being purchas'd of him (who had bought 
it a little before) by Oriel Coll. for six hundred Pounds (being Money 
that D r . Whalley & M r . Dyer gave them), M r . Rogers, Fellow of Oriel 
Coll., is presented to the said Parsonage. 

July 30 (Sun.). Rymer's Fcedera is now look'd upon as cheap at 20 
100 libs. 

July 31 (Mon.). Last Night the Bells rang out for one Wadsworth, 
a rich Shoemaker of Oxford, who many Years agoe left off his Trade, 
after which he us'd to complain that he was never easy, & that he was 
a happy man when he follow'd his Business. 

Aug. 1 (Tu.). Mr. Richard Russel, A.M., late of University-Coll., 
now a Nonjuror in Sussex, told me yesterday that he hath some Design 
of writing the Antiquities of Sussex. 

This Day being the Inauguration of K. George, the Sermon before the 
University was preached at S*. Marie's by D r . Matthew Hole, Rector of 3 
Exeter Coll. 

Aug. 2 (Wed.). Last Night a Gent., discoursing with me about our 
Engl. Hist. & Antiquities, was very urgent with me to write the History 
of England, insinuating that no-one is more capable. The same Gent, 
was also urgent with me to translate & print Fordun's Scotichronicon (that 
I am now printing in Latin at the Theater) in English. 

Aug. 1, 1721. J. Murray to H. (Rawl. 8. 135). Has sent the 4 lit. 
by Godfrey. Cannot meet with the Holinshed, Has sent Mr. Thomas's 
Catalogue. Has not found the Pardon among Mr. Baskerville's papers. 
Please tell Mr. Fletcher J. M. parted with his duplicates of the Philosophical 
Transactions to Mr. Innys. 





[Aug. 2 (Wed.).] I am inform'd by the Revd M r . John Loder, A.M., 
formerly of Edm. Hall, afterwards of Worcester-College, & now (Aug. 2, 
1721) Vicar of Knapton, or Napton, in Warwicksh., that his Father 
(M r . John Loder, of Lechlade, Gent.), upon the Death of M r . Francis 
Loder (formerly Post-master & Bach, of Arts of Merton Coll., & father to 
the said M r . John Loder of Lechlade), was design'd for a Clergyman, 
being the youngest of three Brothers, but the War coming on, he 
married a Fortune (viz. one of 800 libs.), purchas'd an Estate of Sir 
Edwd Bathurst, Bar*, & settled at Lechlade, where for Imploym* he 

jo cultivated the said Estate, & more land that he rented. About the Age 
of 40 Years, he (M r . Fr. Loder) died, of the small Pox, leaving his fores d 
' Son, M r . John Loder, possess'd of half the Estate that he (M r . Francis 
Loder) had purchas'd. Upon the Death of this M r . Francis Loder, the 
Assets were priced at uoo libs., whereas the Will express'd 1400 libs. 
M r . John Loder takes the s d uoo libs., & borrowing 300 libs, more, 
purchas'd an Estate adjoyning to his own. After this, he marries a Wife 
with Land, settles this Estate (y* he had purchas'd) upon his Wife, by 
way of Joynture, & having no Money with her but Land, he was oblig'd 
to turn over this Estate to his Brothers & Sister for the said uoo libs., 

20 & to pay [for] the use of the 300 libs, at six per cent, for 30 or 40 years. 
Hence it may appear y* these Brothers and Sister have been very unjust 
in not giving a true Account of what they have made of the Estate, & 
they ought to be forc'd to Satisfaction. 

M r . .... Loder, of Stanford, near Faringdon, Berks. =p . 


Francis ==.... Coxeter, of Bamp- 
Loder. ton, in Oxfordshire. 

John =p Mary Beck, Daughter 
Loder. of Thomas Beck, of 
Morton in Marsh. 

Francis Loder, 

A.M. of 
Edm. Hall. 

Robert == Penelope 
Loder. Piddle. 


= Eliz. Taylor, 
Daughter of 
M r . W m Taylor, 
cot, in Oxfordsh. 


= Thomas 
Son of 
Sir Francis 
Theobald, K*. 

yt. Daughter A.M., Vicar 
of of Napton. 

Francis Theobald. 

A Daughter. 




Seymour Loder, A.M. 
of Edm. Hall. 

Letice = M r . Caswell, Mi- 
Loder. nister of Lechlade. 

Aug. 2-7.] VOLUME XC1I, PAGES i_8 265 

Aug. 3 (Th.). The above written Account of the Loders I had yester- 
day from M r . John Loder of Napton, who told me his Uncle, Francis 
Loder, is such a miserable, stingy Wretch, that nobody whatsoever will 
give him a good word, and yet this Man, when of Edmund Hall, bore 
a tolerable good Character with some People, and was great with Anthony 
a Wood. 

Aug. 4 (Fri.) Anthony a Wood had a great many Roman Coyns, 
tho' he knew little about them. 

Aug. 5 (Sat.). M r . Browne Willis hath just published the Antiquities 
of Bangor. 10 

There are some Things in Risdon's Antiquities of Devonshire, pr. at 
Lond., 1714, 8 vd , which happened since Risdon's Death, & yet are not 
distinguished from what Risdon really writt. And in p. 71, Dugdale's 
Monasticon Angl. is quoted, whereas Risdon died before it came out, 
viz. 1640, and knew nothing of this Work, and yet he is made to be 
acquainted with it. But the same Injustice is shew'd to Ashmole in the 
Antiq. of Berks., & to M r . Aubrey in his Antiq. of Surrey, both also 
printed by Curl. 

Notice is given in the Northampton Mercury that M r . John Bridges is 
taking a Parochial Survey of Northamptonshire, in order to the Antiqui- ao 
ties thereof. He hath been upon the Antiquities of this County many 

Among the Books of M r . Baskerville, bought by M r . Murray, is 
Hen. VIII' 8 Bible, pr. at Lond., 1541. 

Aug. 6 (Sun.). Yesterday M r . Murray sent me some MSS. Fragm*" 
(lending me them) of the late M r . Sam. Woodford, who was a celebrated 
Poe't. These Fragments are of Roman Antiquities, being for the most part 
Inscriptions relating to Britain, taken from Gruter, Camden, &c., unless 
I am mistaken. Woodford was then a young Man of Wadham College. 

I was told last Night that the late D r . Brathwayt, Warden of Winchester 30 
Coll., had a Collection of every thing he could get (even as low as little 
penny Books) about Witchcraft. 

Aug. 7 (Mon.). Last Night I happened to see M r . Humphrey Wanley, 

Aug. 6, 1721. E,. Gate to H. (Rawl. 2y b . 304). Has been to the Cotton 
Library several times, but Mr. Casley being away, cannot get in. As Mr. C. 
is now in Oxford, he might be asked to transcribe the passage 1 about Elizabeth 

Aug. 6, 1721. H. to J. Murray (RawL 112. 104). Received money for 
Collectanea, &c. Will take care of Woodford's Fragments. [See Diary, 
above.] ' This Woodford was a celebrated Poet, and had also a Love for 
the Roman Antiquities, as appears from these Papers, <fe other Things which 
I have seen of his.' Supposes the Pardon was ' conveyed off.' If there is 
anything among the papers J. M. purchased lately, wants to know of it. 
' Some of the Baskervilles were eminent, & 'tis very probable they might 
have many valuable Writings, & might write many good things themselves. 
But for the King of Jerusalem] (as he stil'd himself), you know he was not 
capable of writing any thing tolerable, and yet he might receive good hints 
from others, tho' I believe they us'd to impose upon him strangely.' 


who is come to Oxford for some time, as he said, to examin the Greek 
MSS. of the Bodl. Library for my L<* Harley. He told me they have 
reprinted Cave's Historia Litteraria beyond Sea, & put the ii d Vol., or 
Appendix, all in its proper place. I think he said 'tis printed at 

Aug. 8 (Tu.). Just come out in a Sheet and a Quarter, in 8 : An 
Answer to a scandalous Pamphlet entituled, The present State of the Free- 
School at Witney in the County of Oxford, &c., By John Goole, A.M., 
Vicar of Eynsham, 6f Master of the Free-School of Witney, in the County 

jo of Oxford; Oxon. y pr. (at the Theater) 1721. This M r . Goole took his 
Master of Arts' Degree in 1710, and is a very worthy Man, and every 
way qualify'd to be Master of the said School, but the Town of Witney 
consisting of Puritanical, Presbyterian, dissenting People, they have most 
industriously and maliciously endeavour'd to blast his Reputation, and to 
ruin him. As for the Pamphlet to w^a this is an Answer, I know not yet 
whether it be a printed thing \ or only a MS., presented to the Grocers' 
Company of London, who are Governours of the School, w c h was founded 
by Hen. Box, a Druggist of Lond., and of w ch the first Master was 
D r . Francis Gregory, as is noted by Mr. Wood, Athense Oxon., Vol. ii, 

20 col. 822. 

M r . Oldisworth, who writ the Examiners, is now in Oxford, & hath 
been for some time, and lodges with D r . Hunt of Balliol-College. He is 
a very ingenious, sensible Man, & was of Hart-Hall. 

D*. Davis of Magd. Coll. hath got the Sine-cure of Tubney, near 
Abbington, in room of D r . Pudsey, deceased, and he was inducted to it 
on Sunday last, and I am told that an Arbour was made for him at the 
Place where he read Prayers, Forenoon and Afternoon, being the Place 
where the Church stood, which was in its Ruins in Leland's time. The 
said D r . Davis is a Man of very little note. M r . Bowles of Oriel-College 

30 is related to him. 

D r . West of Magd. College put out Theocritus. M r . Collins tells me 
the Dedication was very mean 'till some things were altered by his 

M r . Ant. a Wood used often to go to M r . Collins, and had a design of 
leaving him his Papers, only he used to say that M r . Collins was too old. 
M r . Wood said to M r . Collins, Here is one M r . Tanner hath put out 
Notitia Monastica, a Man not quite twenty Years of Age, & yet the Book 
is 4 or 5 shillings' price. 

M r . Collins told me to-day that M r . Oldsworth told him (as . also did 

4 D r . Hunt) that M r . Monnox had not one bad Book. I have heard from 
others the quite contrary, tho' they allow'd the Collection in the main to 
be good. D r . Hunt gave 500 libs, for them. 

D r . Cripps, Rector of Appleton, near Abbington, was Scholar to 

Aug. 8, 1721. H. to Dr. Thomas Whalley (Rough draft, Rawl. 39. 108). 
If T. W. is willing to part with his five volumes of Leland's Itinerary, will 
pay him much more than they cost. 

"Tis a printed Thing, & I have since got it 

Aug. 7-12.] VOLUME XCII, PAGES 8-17 267 

M r . Collins. This D r . Cripps is a dull Preacher, w h made D r . Ironside 
say of him (when Vice-Chancellour, as he was going from church, & 
asking who 'twas that preached, & answer being made M r . Cripps), A 
plague crip him. D r . Grabe used to say this Cripps was the best Preacher 
in Oxford. For, says he, he brings Proofs of what he says from 

The Speech at Magd. College for D r . Pudsey, at his Funeral, was 
spoke by M r . Wharton, the University Professor of Poe'try. 

Aug. 9 (Wed.). M*. Collins told me yesterday (and I have heard the 
same, too, from others) that M r . Ralph Trumbull, late Rector of Witney, 10 
when young, was a very bright Man, tho', when he became old, he grew 
dull and stingy. M r . Collins observ'd that in Oliver's Days the Discipline 
of the Univ. was strict, and that such as had had their Education before 
the Restauration appear'd much better on all publick Occasions than 
such as had not had any part of it then. 

Aug. 10 (Th.). On Thursday, the 3 d of this Month, the Corpse of 
Sir Jonathan Trelawny, Bar', late Bishop of Winchester, was carry'd 
with great Funeral Pomp and State, in order to be interr'd at his Lord- 
ship's Seat at Trelawny in Cornwall. The Procession was made through 
Chelsea, Kensington, &c. The Trophies of Honour belonging to his ao 
Quality and Office were carry'd before the Hearse, viz. Crown and 
Cushion, Mitre and Crozier, Great Banner and Bannerals. 

The Conge d'Elire has passed the Great Seal for electing to the 
BPPrick of Winchester Dr. Trimnel, BP of Norwich. This D r . Trimnel 
was formerly Fellow of New-College, of w * 1 College he stood to be head 
ag fc D r . Brathwayt, but missed it. 

Aug. 11 (Fri.). On Wednesday Night last died, of a violent Feaver, 
Mr. Thomas Wainwright, M.A. and Student of Christ-Church, a very 
worthy Gent. He was a tall, strong, lusty Man, & under 30 Years of 
Age *. He was buried in X* Ch. Cathedral to-night. 3 o 

D r . Rogers of Corpus hath just printed, in 8 VO , at the Theater, the 
Sermon yt he preached last Act Sunday at S*. Marie's, before y e Uni- 
versity. It is printed at the Request of M r . Vice-Chancellour. 

Aug. 12 (Sat.). Tho' the Horse Races in Portmeadow, by Oxford, 
used to begin the first Tuesday in September, yet because that Season is 
generally wet, it was agreed last Year to begin for the future the first 
Tuesday in August. But K. George's Inauguration day being this Year 
on a Tuesday, it was deferred 'till last Tuesday (Aug. 8*h), when the 
Race began, and ended last Night, & there was a great Concourse of 
Persons of Distinction in the Town. 40 

Last Week Sir Nathan Knight, formerly Lord-Keeper of the Great 
Seal, dy'd at his Seat at Caucot-Hall 2 in Warwickshire. 

One James Kelly, A.M., hath just published a Book, in 8 T , being A 
Collection of Scotish Proverbs. He is an old Man. This is the second 
Collection yt was ever printed of Scotish Proverbs. It is dedicated to 
Duke Hamilton. 

1 He was in his 29 th Year. * [i.e. Caldecote Hall.] 


Aug. 13 (Sun.). Bartholomseus de Proprietatibus rerum was printed 
in English by Winken de Word. I have it, but 'tis imperfect, the 3 first 
Books & part of the 4 th being wanting, otherwise 'twould be worth about 
3 libs. ; as it is, it is worth about 305. as a Curiosity. This Book was in 
great Esteem with the Monks, & was much read in England, when 
printing was first practised among us. 

M r . Murray, when last in Oxford, told me he hath got John Twyne de 
rebus Albionicis, a little Book w ch is wonderfull rare. 

Aug. 14 (Mon.). I was told last Week by two very honest Men that 
10 M r . Aylmer, who turn'd Protestant from Papist a few Years since, & 
preached his Recantation Sermon at Cairfax in Oxford, is a great Villain, 
and that one Inducem* for his turning was a Wife. This Aylmer was in 
Orders before his Conversion. His Sermon was printed at Oxford. He 
appeared in Company very forward, & would talk pertly. 

Aug. 15 (Tu.). Some Attempt having been made to take the Duke 
of Beaufort from Oxon., & to settle him at Cambridge, upon his having 
new Guardians assign'd him, this Design hath been so defeated that his 
Grace, who hath been absent for some time, return'd last Night from 
London to Oxford, & was met and attended to University College by the 

Aug. 13, 1721. Q. Hearne to H. (Rawl. 26. 32). 'I Received Most 
thankfully, with a Transport of the utmost joy and t[h]ankfull heart, those 
things which you sent by the Oxford Carrier, together with the tokens for my 
self and my wife, all very safe at Bray-wike, at such a time as truly we never 
had more need of support. Both I atfd my poor wife are bound for ever 
to pray for your life and well being, And 1 must doe her that Justice and 
give her that Character that truly she deserves, that since I have been in this 
Misserable condition, all along, both by night and Day, she takes all the Care 
and Pains 'tis possible for a Poor Woman to take with me and for me, and 
pray, S[on], if she survives me, let me earnestly desire you, in all Loves, 
to Remember her when I am Dead and gon, for my time in this world is 
short, short, sbort. I wish I may se you once more, to take my last solemn, 
dying leave of you, and to give you my Blessing j doe, if possible, som time 
this Summer, if I live, let me se your face once more. I have not Returned 
the Bagg yet, because I and my wife Intend, God Willing, to present you 
with a fatt Goose, as soon as Harvest is a little over. ... All our loves 
to you, with your poor uncle's, who is a misserabte object, and Keeps his 
Bed, . . . and specially M r . Griffyth's, who is very Feeble and infirm, poor 
Gentleman, but makes shift to preach very well every Lord's Day, and 
Invites me to his house to Dinner, or eke Madam Oakly sends me some to 
the little house, for I am act able to goe home. I am glad M r . William Derham 
gave you a Visit at Oxon. I have a great Respect for him ; he is a fine 
Clergy Man, and [I] was well acquainted with him whilst he lived at War- 
grave. He is now a Prebend of Windsor, I think ; still, he enjoys it deservedly.' 
[PS.] ' I am told Madam York is lately dead, and left somethin to Madam 
Cherry: let me know, when [you] write. If I live or die, my wife will 
Remember the Gooss, with thanks.' 

Aug. 15, 1721. H. to W. Thomas (Diaries, pz. 20). Wants to know 
what is said about Elizabeth Mure's marriage in Elphinstone's Hist, of 
Scotland, which is in Ld. Oxford's library. 

Aug. 15, 1721. T. AUen to H. (RawL 13. 23). Josephus safe to hand. 
' The Lord have mercy upon the Master, & give him a true sense of his 

Aug. 13-18.] VOLUME XCII, PAGES 17-25 269 

V. Chanc. & a great many Scholars & Townsmen, the Bells at several 
Places in Oxford ringing all the time. 

Aug. 16 (Wed.), There is just come out, in 8, at Lond., price is., 
a Book containing Tales about the Intriegues of the Fryar s with the Nuns, 
The Author pretends to have lived in Italy, & to say nothing but what is 
true. But, indeed, 'tis nothing but a Pack of Lyes, full of obscene Stuff, 
such as no sober Man can believe, & they (and many more besides that 
are reported) are invented on purpose to expose the Religious, & to make 
the Roman Catholicks quite other Persons than what they really are. 
The Stories are poorly told, & the Book is far from pleasing even any, 10 
as far as I can yet learn, 

Aug. 17 (Th.), I am told that D r . Hen. 1 Robinson, the present BP 
of London, was of very mean Parentage ; that he went for some time to 
plough ; that afterwards he was put to a trade, but his Master finding 
him more inclined to Books than Business, got him to Oxford to Brasen- 
nose Coll., where he was Servitour to Sir James Astrey, who was ex- 
tremely kind to him. Afterwards he became Fellow of Oriel-College, 
was Agent & Envoy in Sweden, made BP of Bristol & a Plenipotentiary 
in Q. Anne's time, w ch Queen also made him BP of London. This BP, 
out of Gratitude to Sir James Astrey, hath made D r . Astrey (Son to Sir 20 
James, & late Fellow of Merton Coll.) his Chaplain, & given him two 
Livings. It must, however, be known, that notwithstanding this BP, when 
young, as is said, was so bookish, yet he is no great Scholar, his Head 
lying really more to Secular Affairs than to Learning. By his Imploy- 
ments & Preferments he hath heaped up vast Riches. He hath founded 
some Scholarships at Oriel Coll., & put up a Piece of Building there for 
those Scholars. 

Aug. 18 (Fri.). D*. Lupton hath just printed at the Theater a 
Sermon preached lately in the BP of Durham's Chapell, before the BP, at 
Stane in Northamptonsh. 30 

There is just come out a little Book, in 8, about the Indecency of 
Burying in Churches & Church Yards, occasion'd by the Danger of 
Infection. The Author seems to be for burying out of Cities & Towns. 

There is also just come out a little thing, in 8 VO , about Inoculating the 
small Pox, it being the Opinion of some that such as have it by Inocu- 
lation are nothing near so dangerously sick as otherwise. Experiments 
are to be made upon some Malefactors in Newgate. 

condition. God be praised we are here [i.e. at Murston] pretty free from all 
distempers at present, though the season for agues is at hand. The Quarantine 
people, who lay within little more than a league of vs, are likewise very well, 
but the two ships laden with goods judged to be infected are not yet burned.' 
Aug. 17, 1721. Dr. David Wilkins to H. (Rawl. 17. 79). Intends to 
publish all Selden's works, with his life prefixed. Would be glad of any 
assistance from H.'s MSS. [See Diary, p. 271.] 'I am sensible that there 
are somewhere Notes & Additions upon Selden's Law Books, but can not 
guess where to enquire for 'em.' 

1 [Dr. Bliss has written 'John ' in the margin.] 


Aug. 19 (Sat.). Yesterday was a great Dinner for the Duke of Beaufort 
(and his Brother, a School boy of Westminster) in All-Souls College Hall. 
Out of Mist's Journal for Saturday, Aug. 19, 1721 : 

Letters from Dublin advise that the most Reverend D r . William King, 
L d ArchbP of Dublin, died there about a Fortnight ago, in the 76 th year 
of his Age * ; he was Contemporary in the University of Dublin with the great 
Dodwell, with whom he maintained a friendly Correspondence till the 
Revolution ; he was made Prebendary of S*. Patrick's, and Rector of Wer- 
burgh, by Archbishop Parry, whose Chaplain he was; upon the Vacancy 

10 of the Deanery of S*. Patrick, he was by the Chapter elected thereto ; he 
was an active Instrument in the Revolution of 1688, and committed by the 
Lord Deputy, the Duke of Tyrconnel, Prisoner to the Castle of Dublin. 
In this Confinement King William found him, and advanced him to the 
rich See of Londonderry, vacant by the Death of D r . Hopkins, and soon 
after translated him to the Archiepiscopal See of Dublin. Upon King 
George's Accession to the Crown, he was made one of the Lords Justices of 
Ireland, and never was left out of that Commission till the last time. He 
was a Man of Learning, Probity, and Resolution ; he beautified, repaired, 
and rebuilt several ruined Churches, either at his own Expence entirely, 

20 or by collecting Subscriptions ; he augmented several poor Vicarages, and did 
an abundance of publick & private Charities. His general Character was 
this: a State Whig, a Church Tory, a good Bishop; a Man from whose 
Conversation you would sooner receive Instruction than Entertainment. 
He wrote some memoirs of the Irish Affairs, which have been severely 
animadverted upon, some Sermons, and a Latin Treatise de origins malt, 
which have been as generally neglected as his Case of the Inventions of Men in 
the Worship of God, and other Tracts against the Dissenters, have been 
applauded. 'Tis commonly said he did not die much in favour of the Court ; 
though he lived a Batchelor, his Hospitality and Bounty did not permit him 

30 to lay by much Money ; the little Sum he had he has by Will disposed of 
to charitable Uses. 

Aug. 20 (Sun.). There are two Letters (in 4*0, pr. at Lond.) come 
out against M r . (lately D r .) Rich d Bentley's Design of printing the Greek 
Testament. But notwithstanding all that is said against him, Bentley, as 
far as I can find, is resolved to go on, finding Numbers that countenance 
his bold Attempts, many being glad at any thing that may serve their 
wicked Intents against the Scriptures, w * 1 they think this Undertaking 
may do of Bentley's, he being so well known for altering of Places at his 
own Pleasure, even where he hath no Authority from MSS. The said 
40 two Letters are written in Latin. 

Aug. 21 (Mon.). Yesterday, in the Afternoon, preached at S fc . Marie's, 
before the University, D r . Girdler of Wadham-College. The Subject of 
his Sermon was Perseverance in well doing. He was very warm, and 
had (as I have been told) a particular Regard to his own Case of being 
put by the Wardenship of Wadham-College. 

Aug. 22 (Tu.). Last Night I was at M r . Whiteside's of X* Church, 
with M r . W m Innys, Bookseller of London. 

M r . Innys told me D r . Halley's Astronomical Tables will now be pub- 
lished speedily, with the D r .' B Picture before them. 

So He told me D'. Hooper BP of Bath & Wells's Book of Weights & 
Measures is published, & that there were only a small Number printed, 

1 'Tis not true. [He died May 8, 1729, aged 79.] 

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all w h the BP gives away to Friends. The BP gave two of them to 
Dr. Halley. 

M r . Innys said that Rushworth's Coll., a new Edition, is almost ready to 
come out. 

He said D r . Mead is just going to print Anatomia Reformata [st'c], by 
Cowper 2 , to w ch the Dr. will add a Discourse of his own about Muscular 
Motion, & that this Book will be the most beautifull Book (both for Paper 
and Types) ever printed in England. 

He said that D r . Sherrard's fftig-pofaftov Inscription will come out in 
a little time, in folio, being done by M r . Chishull, in ten sheets. M r . Innys 10 
printed it, & says he hath wrote off 500 Copies. I shall be glad to see 
the Inscription, but exspect no great matter from Chishull, who is a con- 
ceited Mad man. And yet this Chishull is to publish other Inscriptions 
of D r . Sherrard's, under the Title of Monumenta Asiatica. 

Aug. 23 (Wed.). On Monday Night last died Dr. Thomas Yates, 
Rector of Charleton, near Bister, in the County of Oxon. He was very 
well at Oxford on Queen's College great Gaudy, Yesterday was Sennight 
(Aug. 15), & preached in his Parish Church last Sunday. He was 
formerly Fellow of Queen's Coll., & was a Curate in London, where 'tis 
reported he would not visit any sick body unless he were paid for it. The ao 
Truth of it is, he was a miserable Man, & a Meer Muckworm. He was 
married. His Widow is living, & two or 3 children he had by her. He 
died rich. He took his Degree of Master of Arts, June 16, 1692, and 
accumulated the Degrees of Bach. & Doct. of Div. as a Grand Compounder, 
Nov. 2, 1708. He succeeded D r . Halton in the Rectory of Charlton. 

A day or two after the Death of Sir Nathan Wright (mentioned above, 
Aug. 1 2), died his Son, M r . Nathan Wright, Rector of Farnham & Taplow 
in Bucks *. He took his Master of Arts' Deg.> as a Member of Braz. Nose 
Coll., June 5, 1702. He died at his Father's Seat above-mentioned (see 
under Aug. 1 2), & was brought to Oxford, Sept. 5 th , where the Corps 3 
continued at the Angel Inn all Night, & Sept. 6**, in the Morning, was 
carried to be buried at Inglefield in Berks., where he lived with his Wife, 
whom he married there. She is a Pawlet, being Sister to one M r . Pawlet, 
formerly a Nobleman of Brazen Nose Coll., who dying young, his Estate 
(1500 libs, per an.) came to his said Sister. 

[A draft of a letter from Hearae to Dr. Wilkins follows here ; see at foot of p. 272.] 

The occasion of my writing the said Letter was a Letter from 
D r . Wilkins about his Design of publishing all M r . Selden's Works. 

Aug. 23, 1721. Bev. Hugh Griffith to H. (Rawl. 15. 53). 'Perhaps 
you may forget me, tho' I had y e honour of some slender acquaintance with 
you formerly, whilst I was with M r . Lhuyd at y e Museum, & I wish I could 
be so happy as to renew y* acquaintance.' Sends a ' Curiosity ' [viz. ' Contents 
of y e Gold[en Ta]ble of Ptolemy Arsacides, found by Marcus Aurelius, 
Emperor of Thebes, w oh during his life he caused every night to be laid 
at his Bed's head, & at his death bequeath'd it to his son.'] : ' I should be glad 
to know if in y r vast reading you have met with it any where among y 9 
Ancients, or is it only a Fiction ? ' Asks H. to explain some difficulties in 
Mr. Marshall's Tables. 

1 He died the same Evening that his Father was buried. He was the second Son. 
3 [William Cowper's Myotomia Reformata, edited by Dr. Mead, was published in 1 7 24.] 


Aug. 25 (Fri.). A Gent, of Xt Church, having occasion for a Chamber 
in the Dean's late Absence, was advis'd to desire D r . Hammond (Senior 
Canon) to let him have one. The Gent, is a Student. The Dr. grants 
him. When the Dean return'd, he sent for the Gent. & reprimanded 
him, telling him he had been long enough at the College to know that 
'twas the Dean's Right to grant Chambers, and that w'ever opinion he 
might have of him, yet he would not suffer the Dean's Rights to be taken 
away, and, thereupon, he turn'd him out of the room, & gave it to another, 
whom the Canons do not like. The Dean was right in this, & it shews 
10 the Encroachments of y e Canons, and that even the late Dean, D r . Atter- 
bury, was right, too, when he insisted upon his own Rights, when invaded 
by the Canons. 

Aug. 26 (Sat.). Yesterday, meeting w th Humph. Wanley, he told 
me his design of coming to Oxon. was to consult our Greek MSS., par- 
ticularly an ancient Psalter, the Abbreviations whereof if he could Master, 
he did not doubt but he should be able to make out the Greek MSS. in 
the Harley Library, of w oh he said there is a vast Number. He told me 
w* he did formerly by way of Specimens of Hands hi all Ages my L d 
Weymouth had from him, and that he hath no Design of doing more that 
20 way, & that he hath no time to print any thing. 

To inquire of M r . Bridges whether he hath been at Warkwo[r]th, a little 
Church in the Deanery of Brackley in Northamptonshire ; in w<5& Church, 
I am told, are many old Inscriptions & Arms. This Church is annexed 
to Marston-Laurence. 

Aug. 27 (Sun.). Out of the Prints : 

On Wednesday Night last died, of a Fever, at his House in Albemarle- 
street, Edward-Henry Rich, Earl of Warwick and Holland, Baron Rich 
of Leigh, and Baron Kensington, one of the Lords of the Bedchamber 
to his Royal Highness. He was Son to Robert, Earl of Warwick, &c., 
30 by Charlotte, Daughter to Sir Thomas Middleton, of Chirk-Castle in the 
County of Denbigh; born Anno 1697, succeeded his Father Anno 1701, and 
died unmarried. We hear that his L d ship is succeeded in his Honour and 
Part of his Estate by the Hon. M r . Rich, one of the Gentlemen Ushers 
to the Prince, tho' 'tis said the Bulk of his Estate devolves upon his Letup's 
Aunt, the Lady Elizabeth, who married Edwards, Esq., a Gentleman of 

Aug. 28 (Mon.). On Thursday the V. Chanc. was, very busy about 

a New Ed. of Athena? Oxon. that is come out, tho' I have not yet seen it, 

and he told my Friend that there is a Passage in it about the BP of 

40 Durham, w ch he would not for all the World the BP should see. It 

seems the BP is said in it to have been first a Puritan, then a Papist, $ at 

Aug. 24, 1721. H. to D. "Wilkins (Diaries, 92. 35). Has nothing among 
his own MSS., but there are many things to D. W.'s purpose in the Bodleian 
Library. ' I shall be glad to know the Extent of your Design, viz. whether 
you intend to print only such distinct Pieces as were really written by 
M r . Selden, or whether you take in not only the Pieces writ by himself, 
but such also of other men's that he published, & illustrated either with Notes 
or Prefaces I ' 

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last an Orangian. As I do not look upon this to have been written by 
Ant. a Wood, so I suppose & believe that there are many such spurious 
Additions, so that this Ed. will be of little or no Authority with respect to 
the first. Tho' BP Crew was an Oliverian, and struck in with the wicked 
Revolution, and hath been always a Trimmer, and a very stingy, un- 
generous Man, yet he never was a Papist, and therefore the Passage on 
that account is false. 

Aug. 29 (Tu.). M r . Hinton told me yesterday that there is mention 
in the Register of Basingstoke of an Elm in Commemoration of the 
Powder Plot in 1605, woh Elm is now standing, and is very large. 10 

M r . Hinton told me that he hath spent at least 200 libs, upon his 
Living of Lasham in Hampshire, near 30 libs, of w ch was upon the 

Aug. 30 (Wed.). Yesterday I saw the new Ed. of Athenae Oxon. 
The Words ab* BP Crew are not just as represented above. Yet I cannot 
but think from many Things in the Book that Anth. a Wood would never 
own abundance that is in it, were he living. No doubt, Tricks have been 
plaid, and D r . Tanner hath neither done Justice to Anthony, nor got any 
Credit by letting the Papers come out in this manner. 

Yesterday Mr. Taylor of Univ. Coll. told me that Fletcher Gyles, of 2 
Lond., Bookseller, is going to print Sir Hen. Spelman's Explication of 
Abbreviations in MSS. I know not to what purpose. 

He told me that Pliny's Nat. Hist. * is reprinting, in Fol., at Paris, very 
pompously, and that 'twill be 10 libs, price. 

Aug. 31 (Th.). Meeting D r . Walker (one of our Oxford Physicians) 
in the Street, on Tuesd. last, he told me that he was assured that in old 
Deeds & other Writings the Street or Lane that goes from S fc . Ebb's 
Church to Paradice Garden is called New-Market Street. 

Sept. 1 (Fri.). Yesterday Morning, about seven Clock, died John 
Keill 2 , M.D., and Savilian Professor of Astronomy in the Univ. of 30 
Oxford. He died at his House in Holywell, having taken Coach to go 
to-day with his Wife to the Bath. Some Months since he happened to 
have a fall in his House, & very much hurt his right Arm. Since wk 
time he hath not been right well. But that w cl1 immediately contributed 
to his Death (as is said) was drinking late on Saturday Night last at his 

Sept. 1, 1721. Hfichard] Afugustine] de la Haye to H. (Rawl. 27*. 368). 
Has been informed of H.'s design of printing Fordun. 'That that I am 
about to print should [have] appeared in Nouember last, but by the negligence 
of thos that was Intrusted with writing itt ouer, it is but lately transcriued. 
I have no designe now to print itt, till sutch time as your Edition be pub- 
lished, after which I shall endeuour to make itt the most exact I can. . . . 
If I can be of any use to you in your present undertaking, I shal seme you 
as far as you will be pleased to command me.' Remarks on Dr. Gale's 
edition of Fordun. Account of his own MS., &c. [Note by Hearne: 
<Rec d , Oct. 22, 1721.'] 

1 Of Harduin's Ed. a In the 4 9 th Year of his Age. 



own House, where he entertain'd with Wine & Punch the V. Chanc., Sir 
W> Gifford, & some others. He was at Holywell Church with his Wife 
on Sunday last, and invited the Minister home with him to dinner. On 
Monday he was about the Town, but was taken extremely ill on Tuesday, 
and so continued. This D r . Keill, who was incorporated M. A. (as a Member 
of Balliol College) from Edinborough, on Febr. 2, 1694, was an ingenious 
Man, and an excellent Mathematician, and succeeded (as may be learned 
from what I have said formerly) M r . John Caswell in the Astronomy 
Professorship. He was a Man of very little or no Religion, & lived a very 

10 debauch'd life, 'till such time as he married Moll Clements, who, tho' of 
mean Education, yet proved a very good Wife to him, as he also proved 
a good Husband. He hath left a Son behind him by the said Moll 
Clements, and dying worth a great deal of Money (w cb came to him 
chiefly by his late Brother, who practis'd Physick at Northampton), there 
is no question but there is good Provision enough for both, tho' 'tis said 
he hath left no Will, and his Widow, being young, airy, & handsome, 'tis 
probable may meet with another Fortune. This D r . John Keill hath 
written & published many things, among which are two Books against 
Whiston (both pr. at the Theatre), Euclid's Elements, Lectures in Astro- 

20 nomy, &C. 1 

Sept. 2 (Sat.). Ant. a Wood design'd to publish the Hist, and 
Antiquities of the City of Oxon., as he had done those of the University, 
but he used to say that he could not come at their Records, they being 
afraid he would not do them Justice. Whereas M r . Collins of Magd. 
College hath often told me that they needed not to have feared any such 
thing, Anthony being really altogether for them, being a Townsman 

Sept. 3 (Sun.). Out of the Prints : 

LONDON, Sept. 2, 1721. His Majesty hath been pleased to appoint his 

30 Grace the Duke of Chandois Lord Lieutenant and Gustos Rotulorum of the 

Counties of Hereford and Radnor, in the Room of the Earl of Coningsby. 

His Majesty hath been pleased to order Letters Patents to pass the Great 
Seal, for granting the Dignity of Viscount of Great Britain to the R* Hon. 

Sept. 2, 1721. M. Gibson to H. (Rawl. 15. 3). 'Dear Friend, I have 
a Favour to desire of You, which I hope You will not deny me. Considering 
our old Acquaintance, and my Assured readiness to Serue you in any Thing 
That lies within the Compass of my Power to do.' Asks H. to examine 
several books for information about the family of Scudamore. [See Diary, 
pp. 286, 288.] 

Sept. 2, 1721. W. Thomas to H. (Rawl. 10. 27). Neither W. T. nor 
Ld. Oxford can give any account of Elphinstone's History, but refer H. 
to Mr. Wanley, who is at Oxford. 

1 The said D r . Keil was buried in S*. Marie's Church, on Saturday Night (at nine 
Clock), Sept. a, 1721. It is to be noted that, besides his hard drinking on Saturday 
Night beforementioned, he was the night following with others at Sir W m Gifford's, 
and M r . Humphrey Lloyd of Jesus Coll. (a great Sportsman) told a Friend of mine 
that D r . Keil was so drunk there that he never see one drunker in his Life. The 
D r ." second or youngest Son (who was buried in Holywell Church not long agoe) was 
taken up, and buried at S*. Marie's upon his Father's Coffin, on the s d 2 d Sept. 

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Simon, Lord Harcourt, by the Name, Style, and Title of Viscount Harcourt 
of Stanton-Harcourt, in the County of Oxford. 

His Majesty hath been pleased to order Letters Patents to pass the Great 
Seal, for granting the Dignity of Baron of Great Britain to the R* Hon. 
Nicolas Lechmere, Esq., Chancellour of the Dutchy of Lancaster, by the 
Name, Style, and Title of Baron Lechmere of Evesham, in the County 
of Worcester. 

Kensington, Aug. 33. His Majesty having order'd a Chapter of the most 
noble Order of the Garter to be held here this Day, and being pleased, 
according to his Prerogative, to dispense with that Branch of the Statutes 10 
which requires the Presence of Six Knights Companions, his Majesty, being 
attended by four Knights Companions, all robed in the Mantles of the Order, 
enter'd into the Chapter-Room, where, his Majesty being seated in a Chair 
of State at the upper End of the Table, and the Knights placed in Chairs 
according to the Situation of their Stalls in the Royal Chappel at Windsor, 
Garter King of Arms 1 with Reverence acquainted the Sovereign that the 
BP of Winchester 2 attended at the Door, & humbly besought his Majesty 
that he might be admitted to the Office of Prelate of this most noble Order, 
and his Majesty being pleased to command that the L d Bishop should be 
introduced into the Chapter, accordingly the Lord BP, being at the Door ao 
in his Episcopal Habit, was introduced between Garter on his L d ship's right 
Hand, carrying the Letters Patents of Confirmation under the Great Seal, and 
the Gentleman-Usher of the Black Rod on his Lordship's left hand, bearing 
on a Velvet Crimson Cushion the Mantle & Badge belonging to the Prelate, 
who proceeded up with Reverences towards his Majesty, seated in the Chair 
of State, where Garter, on his Knee, presented to the Sovereign the said 
Letters Patents, which the Sovereign re-delivered to Garter, commanding 
him to read the same, and then his Lordship was invested with the Mantle by 
the Black Rod ; and his Lordship kneeling down, his Majesty put the Badge 
of the Office of Prelate about his Neck, who continuing kneeling, the Oath 30 
of that Office was, at the Sovereign's Command, read to the Prelate by 
Garter, the Black Rod holding the Gospels ; and the Prelate having kissed 
his Majesty's Hand, and being congratulated by the Knights Companions, 
Garter, by the Sovereign's Command, called over the Names of the Knights 
Companions present, beginning with the juniors, and then the Procession 
to the Sovereign's Bed-chamber was in the following Order, the Knights 
whose Companions were absent going single, viz. The Earl of Sunderland ; 
The Duke of Montague, on the Left Hand, and the Duke of S*. Alban's, 
together ; the Duke of Bolton ; The Usher of the Black Rod, on the Left 
Hand, and Garter King of Arms, together, in their Mantles and respective 40 
Badges ; The Prelate of the Order ; The SOVEREIGN. 

Sept. 4 (Mon.). M*. Tho. Foulkes, A.M., Student of X* Ch., and 
one of the Pro-Proctors of the Univ. for this Year, is newly married to 

M M Clarke, eldest Daughter living (there being two more) of the 

late Captain Clarke, of Weston, near Thame, and he brought her home 
to Holy well (where she before lived) about a Week since s . This M r . Foulkes 
bath been presented to a Living lately, so that he is upon his Year of 
Grace. He is Brother to D r . Peter Foulkes, who put out yEschines & 
Demosthenes, 8 V0 . There is another Brother, viz. M r . Rich d Foulkes 4 , A.M. 
& Student of X* Ch., who is 2 d Brother of the Doctor, Tho. being 5 
the 3 d . 

1 John Anstis, Esq. 2 D r . Trimnel. 

3 She died of the small Pox, after she was delivered of one Child. 
* He is since dead, as I hev, Dec. 9, 1725. 
T 2 


Much about the same time M r . Matt. Skinner, Recorder of Oxon., 
brought his Wife (he having been married some time) to Holywell, on 
purpose to live with her there, having taken Lodgings in the House of 
M r . Geo. Cooper, the Register, for y* end. 

Sept. 5 (Tu.). S fc . Clements, by Oxford, was formerly called Brudgset, 
or Bridgset. 

Sept. 6 (Wed.). In the Year 1702, Queen Anne was at Oxford, lay 
at Christ-Church, & the next day dined in the Theater with Prince George 
(her Husband), the Duke & Dutchess of Marlborough, &c. D r . Maunder 

10 was Vice-Chancellor. She was very merry, & eat most heartily. After 
Dinner she pass'd through the Ashmolean Museum, took Coach, & so 
went out of Town for the Bath. Humphrey Wanley was at the same 
time in Oxford, as I well remember, & then wore a long Wig (tho' now 
he wears his own Hair), & strutted mightily about. This Wanley hath 
reported, since he hath been now in Oxford (a thing I had not heard of 
before), that he was sent for at that time on purpose to shew the Queen 
the Curiosities of the Bodlejan Library, had she went up thither, as she 
did not. Thus this vain Coxcombe. I suppose Arthur Charlett might 
send for him, he being weak enough to do so. But Wanley had no 

20 Business then to shew any thing in the Library. For tho' some time 
before he did some little Matters there by consent of the Curators (w h , 
however, was doing more hurt than good, for he plaid odd tricks), yet he 
never had any Post in the Library, & was at y fc time quite discarded, 
D r . Hudson being Head Librarian, who, therefore, & the ii d Librarian & 
the Janitor had all the Power of shewing things in the Library, & 'twas 
the height of Impudence for Wanley to pretend to any Authority, unless 
imploy'd (as he was not) either by D r . Hudson or the Curators. It must 
be farther noted that this Wanley gives out that he was the Man that put 
up Mr. Wallis of Magd. Coll. to stand to be Librarian ag* D r . (then M r .) 

30 Hudson, & that many would have had himself stood for it, but that he 
declin'd it, as not thinking it beneficial enough, w el1 is another of his 
saucy stories. For it cannot be suppos'd that he should be fixt upon as 
Librarian, being an Undergraduate (for, indeed, he never took even to 
this day any Degree in any University), and was therefore altogether in- 
capable of standing, tho' 'tis likely enough that he might be so impudent 
as to urge Wallis to appear for it, & to do him what service possibly 
he could, in hopes, it may be, of having some considerable Power in the 

Sept. 7 (Th.). The said Humphrey Wanley, who hath belong'd 
40 many Years to the Earl of Oxford by way of a Pensioner, hath drawn up 
vi Vol 9 ., in folio, of the Harley Library, & is going on with others ; but he 
takes such a Method (with no true Judgm 4 , as I am told) that 'tis probable 
he will never live to finish it ; and if he should finish it, 'tis not likely that 
such a bulky thing will ever be printed. Some Years agoe he sent to 
borrow MSS. out of the Bodlejan Library, pretending to print the Saxon 
Bible. But he was justly deny'd, with a Reprimand, too, for offering at 
such a Request, when he knew Books could not be lent out of that 
Library. I remember I writ out (& 'twas sent to him) the Case, web 

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D r . Barlow drew up, to shew that Books could not be lent out upon any 

Sept. 8 (Fri.). M r . John Hill, Senior Fellow of Queen's College, is 
made Rector of Charlton, in the Room of D r . Yates, deceased. 

Sept. 9 (Sat.). On Thursday Night last, died one M r . Buddard, 
Gardiner, to whom belong'd the Garden on the North side of Wadham 
College, & he lived in the thatch'd House within the Precincts of the said 
Garden. He was 74 Years old, as I hear. He died rich. He was 
thrice married. The 3 d Wife is now living. He had no Children by the 
2 first, but hath left two Children by the last, viz. a Son and Daughter. 10 
The Son is a Young Master of Arts of Wadham College, having been 
Commoner. The Daughter is pretty handsome, but unmarried as yet l . 

Sept. 10 (Sun.). Sir W m Glyn, of Amersden, near Bister in Oxonsh., 
Baronet, died this day Sennight (Sept. 3), at Tuddington, near Hampton- 
Court, and was buried at Amersden last Night. He died of the dead 
Palsie. He was formerly of Edm. Hall. He had an only Son, some 
Years since Gentleman-Commoner of All Souls College, but he hath been 
dead several Years, so that he is succeeded in honour & Estate by his 
younger Brother, now Sir Stephen Glyn. 

M'. Collins of Magd. Coll> Tutor was Thomas Grig. ao 

Out of the News Papers : 

His Majesty hath been pleased to create the R* Hon. Thomas, Lord 
Parker, Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain, a Viscount and Earl of 
Great Britain, by the Name, Style, and Title of Viscount Parker of Ewelm, 
in the County of Oxford, and Earl of Macclesfield, in the County Palatine of 

His Majesty has been pleased to order Letters Patents to be passed under 
the Great Seal of Ireland, for granting the Dignity of a Countess of that 
Kingdom to the R* Hon ble Sophia Charlotte, Countess Platen, and Baroness 
of Kilmansegge, by the Name, Style, and Title of Countess of Lemster, 30 
in the said Kingdom. 

Sept. 11 (Mon.). Out of the same Papers : 

On Wednesday (Sept. 6) died, at the House of the Lord Willoughby 
of Brook, Dean of Windsor, in Queen's Square, Westminster, The Right 
Reverend Father in God, Philip (Bisse), Lord Bishop of Hereford, to w ch See 
he was translated, Anno 1713, from S*. David's, where he had sat two 
Years : A Person most universally lamented for his Sanctity and the Sweet- 
ness of his Manners ; of clear Honour, Integrity, and Steadiness in all Times 
to the Constitution, in Church and State ; of excellent Judgment and Pene- 
tration in most kinds of Learning ; a great Benefactor to his Cathedral 40 
Church, and especially to his Palace, which last he hath in a manner built. 
He is to be interred in his Cathedral, under a Monument erected by him for 
his late Lady, the Countess Dowager of Plymouth, and himself 4 

Mr. Ant Peisley hath bought Dr. Yates late Rector of Charleton's 
Books, we h belong'd to D r . Halton, when Rector of the same Place. 
I am told Peisley gave fourscore Pounds for them. M*. Peisley tells me 

1 He was buried in Holywell Church, on Mond. Night, Sept. n th . 


they are part of the Study of D r . Thomas Clutterbucke, wo h D r . Clutter- 
bucke's Books, I remember, were disposed of, by way of Sale in Oxford, 
about 1 8 or 19 Years agoe, & 'tis the best Sale of Books I ever yet saw 
in Oxon. 

Sept. 12 (Tu.). Last Night the Moon set at 7 Clock, after wh was 
an Aurora Borealis for several Hours, so that 'twas lighter by much than 
sometimes at full Moon. 

D r . Rich. Fiddes hath just published an 8*0 Book about the Immortality 
of the Soul, occasion'd by what he had lately written in Vindication of 
xo the Duke of Buckingham's Epitaph. In the Preface to this new Book he 
endeavours to wipe off the Objection ag fc him of his being a Mercenary 
Writer. But still People think he is so, and, notwithstanding the great 
Opinion he may have of himself, they look upon him as but a weak 
Writer, being full of Words without Learning. 

Sept. 13 (Wed.). Yesterday, about Noon, one Browne, who liv'd 
without East Gate in S 4 . Peter's in y e East, Oxon., fell backwards in the 
Brew-House of Queen's Coll., Oxon., into a great Vessel of hot, boyling 
Liquor, his foot happening to slip as he was busy about it. He was so 
scalded all over that he dyed about 5 Clock this Morning, leaving a Wife 
20 & 5 Children. He was about 34 Years of Age. 

Anthony a Wood was always look'd upon in Oxford as a most egre- 
gious, illiterate, dull Blockhead, & a conceited, impudent Coxcombe. He 
pretends never to have eaten the Bread of any Founder, yet he was Post- 
master of Merton-College. He cring'd to and flattered Sir Nath. Brent, 
when Warden, & dedicated to him his Brother Edw d ' 8 Sermons, published 
by Anthony *. 

Sept. 14 (Th.). This Day I saw in the Shops a new Ed. of Marq. 
Freherus's Account of Historians, most of them German ones, printed 
in 4*. 

30 Sept. 16 (Pri.). One Benjamin Cole of Oxford, above 20 Years 
agoe, publish'd a Map, engrav'd by himself, of Port- Meadow, by Oxford. 
But 'tis said that 'twas originally drawn by M r . Maurice Wheeler. After- 
wards he put out a Map of 20 Miles round Oxford, engrav'd also by 
himself, as he did also another of 20 Miles round Cambridge. He hath 
also publish'd a Book of Surveying, with his Name to it, tho' 'twas a 
Thing printed before, and written by another Man. This Ben. Cole was 
originally a Bookbinder, then he follow'd Engraving, Surveying, collecting 
Coyns, &c., but he is a Master in just nothing. The said Cole hath just 
reprinted the above mentioned Map of Portmeadow, in w^ he hath 

40 mark'd out that Part w cn the Horse Races are perform'd in, and made 

Sept. 12, 1721. R. Gray to H. (Rawl. 2? b . 329). Had a second letter 
from Paris about the Scotichronicon, but nothing worth sending. Will write 
to Mr. Ruddiman for a copy of [Robert] Baston's verses on the Battle of 
Bannockburn. Wants another copy of Fordun. 

Not to him, but to D r . Jonathan Goddard, when Warden. 

Sept. 11-18.] VOLUME XCI1, PAGES 64-79 279 

some other petty Additions, besides a List of the Mayors, Recorders, and 
Aldermen of Oxford from 1 660. 

[Nine Romano- Britannic Inscriptions taken from Woodford's Fragments, 
mentioned above, p. 265, omitted.] 

In the same Papers : 

In secundo autem Syntagmate : ACADEMIAE OXONIENSIS EPITAPHIA dabo 
et VRNAS SEPulcrales, per Vrbis ECCLESIAS repertas, et privata COLLEGIORVM 
SACELLA, ad hanc rem maxime stimulatus ex debita ilia pietate et amore quo 
ad morientis MATRIS viscera, et celeberrimos olim ALVMNOS, tentum me 
et restrictum video. 10 

[One Inscription from the same omitted.] 

Sept. 17 (Sun.). From the Prints : 

The Reverend D r . William Trimnel, Rector of Brighton in Northampton- 
shire, and Brother to the BP of Winchester, is presented by his L d ship to the 
Living of Cheriton in Hampshire, worth about 500!. per Ann., vacant by the 
Death of the late Reverend M r . Trelawney : And The Reverend M p . Claget, 
Chaplain to the Earl of Sunderland, succeeds D r . Trimnel in the Living 
of Brighton. The said M r . Trelawney is succeeded in his Prebend of 
Winchester by the Rev. M r . Sturges, Archdeacon of Huntington, Chaplain 
and Nephew to the present BP. ao 

Sept. 18 (Mon.). From the same : 

We hear that the Rev. D r . Green, who is nominated to the Bishoprick 
of Norwich, is to hold the Living of S*. Martin's in CommenJam, till Lady- Day, 
1733. He is succeeded in the Archdeaconry of Canterbury by the Rev. 
D r . Bowers, a Prebendary of that Church, and in his Prebend of Canterbury 
by the Rev. M r . Wake, a Relation of his Grace the Archbishop. 

The Rev. Mr. Offley, Dean of Chester, being lately dead, we hear that 
he is succeeded in that Deanery by the Rev. M r . Allen, Rector of Stafford $ 
in his Living of Barthomly in Cheshire by the Rev. M r . Wells, Vicar of 

Sept. 18, 1721. G. Hearne to H. (Rawl. 26. 33). 'I had Ansewred your 
last Kind letter you sent me before now, but truly I have been so very much 
surprized with Ruhmatick pains in my hips [?], accompanied with the Gripes, 
that I have much adoe to Keep in my Bed in the night time : I am in a bad, 
dec[l]ining condition. I have sent a too of Quills, as you desired, w th a true 
Copy of the inscription one the Gatehouse of Bray-Almshouses [see Diary, 
p. 280], which your Brother Edmund wrote him self for me, and he gives his 
love and Re[s]pects to you; and as for the Gooss I promised, I shall take care 
to send it as soon as I can gett it Ready in the bagg of yours. Harvest being 
somwhat Late, it will be the longer ere I can doe to gett it Ready ; & being so 
much indisposed as I Realy am, I heartily beg your Prayers to the Almighty for 
me, and if you take a tripp Over to se me once more whilst I am in the Land 
of the living, which I am sure cannot be long, and Receive my last blessing, 
it will be great sattisfaction to your poor old, decripid father. . . . My Poor 
dear wife gives her love, . . . and so doe all your Brothers and sister Anne, 
with your uncle William, who is yet alive, but a poor object of great com- 
possion, w th M r . Griffyth's service, and all other friends', but he is, I feare, in 
a declining condition, for w ch I am hea[r]tilly sorry : 'tis a sickly time in our 
parts. I desire a short Letter of your Receipt, & account of your health and 
affairs, and if my great, old, goog [sic] friend, M r . Browne Willis, is dead, 
or alive still ; if alive, give my service to [him], when you se him.' 


Sandbach ; in his Living of Muckleston in Staffordshire by the Rev. M r . 

We hear that Benjamin (Hoadley), Lord Bishop of Bangor, is to be 
translated to the See of Hereford, vacant by the Death of the late D r . Bisse ; 
and that his Lordship did on Wednesday (Sept. 13) kiss his Majesty's Hand 
for the same. 

Sept. 19 (Tu.). Mr. Charles Eyston, of East Hendred in Berks., told 
me yesterday that M r . Ravenscroft, who died about ten Years since, had 
the best Library for Roman Catholick Books of any Roman Catholick in 

10 England. Being a Catholick, he was seiz'd upon the Score of the Popish 
Plot, & being to be try'd, he told them that he requested the favour to 
defend himself in Latin, because he had lived for the most part out of 
England, & so, signing himself with the Cross, he made a most elegant 
Speech in Latin, to the Astonishm* & Confusion of the Court, who, finding 
themselves incapable of managing him in that Language, told him 'twas 
a thing out of their way, & contrary to the Course of the Court, & told 
him he must proceed in English. Yet, after all, he was brought off. He 
was a great Scholar, and admirably well verst in Latin. M r . Eyston 
bought several of his Books, and he hath a Catalogue of them all, w ch 

ao I hope to see. 

Some day last Week was put up in the Bodlejan Gallery a Picture of 
Sir Godfrey Kneller, done by himself when he was very young. 

Yesterday was put up, on the South side of the New Printing House at 
Oxon., a Statue of the Earl of Clarendon y* writ the History, as if he 
were Founder, whereas he never thought of it, & 'tis only upon account 
of the Money they have pretended to lay out upon this House, arising 
from the Copy of his History. 

Yesterday M r . Greenaway, a Tanner, was chosen Mayor of Oxon. for 
the Year ensuing, and M r . Appleby, a Chandler, & M r . Wicomb, a 

30 Mercer, Bayliffs. The said M r . Appleby married a Neice of the famous 
D r . Edward Bernard. 

Sir Roger L'Estrange us'd to say that 'twas a shame to the English 
Gentry that John Stowe's Chronicle should be the very best History of 
England yet writ in English, who was but a Taylour. 

Sept. 20 (Wed.). On Monday Night last died D*. Crew, BP of 
Durham, at his Seat at Stene in Northamptonshire, of a great Age. He 
died ab* 9 Clock. 

Tho' D r . Edm. Gibson, BP of Lincoln, be at present a Great Whig, 

& sticks at nothing, yet at the Revolution he declined the Oaths, & so 

40 continued for Years, 'till such time as Preferm fc lay in his way, & then 

he deserted all good Principles, & became an Advocate for Rebellion, &c. 

Sept. 21 (Th.). At Bray, near Maidenhead in Berks., is an Alms- 
house in w oh thirty four of the Parish of Bray, and six from London are 

Sept. 21, 1721. R. Gray to H. (Rawl. 27*. 331). Agrees with H. that 
there is no need to mention Baston's verses in Fordun, but will send Mr. 
Ruddiman's copy when it comes. Has sent a guinea to Mr. Godfrey. [Note 
by Hearne : ' Sept. 23, Re d y e Money.'] 

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provided for. Their Allowance is six shillings and eight Pence per 
month, besides firing, only the Londoners have the Advantage of having 
six Pounds a Man paid them yearly at Quarterly payments, thirty shillings 
a Quarter. Over the Gate House of this Almshouse is the Founder's 
Statue, and under it the following Inscription (painted about thirteen 
Years agoe, the old one being, as it seems, worn out) : 

Jesus Hospitall, of the sole foundation of Will. Goddard, Esq., wherein 
hee hath provided for forty poor people for ever, and left itt to the sole care 
and goverment of the wright Worshipfull Company of Fishmongers of the 
City of London, of which Company hee was a free Brother. 10 

Sept. 22 (Fri.). M*. Whiston hath just publish'd a Chronological 
Table, by way of Supplement to BP Lloyd's Chronological Tables 
published by M r . Marshal. In this Table he mentions M r . 1 Dodwell's 
Arguments ab* Sanchoniathon as very weak, and yet, as I remember, the 
BP of Worcester was of M r . Dodwell's Mind. But be that as it will, 
M r . Whiston's Assertions will be little heeded by serious Men, since he is 
so bold as to make and destroy Canon of Scripture as he pleases, and is 
a down right Heretick, all w ch is owing to his Pride, and to his being not 

Sept. 23 (Sat.), M r . Collins of Magd. Coll. told me, three or four ao 
days since, that Anth. a Wood, if living, would be glad if the University 
would burn the new Ed. of Athenae Oxon., tho' he was much displeas'd 
that they burnt the first. Indeed, this new Ed. is so very paultry and 
silly a Book, that nothing can be worse. Things are ascrib'd to Anthony 
that he neither would nor could write. I remember one thing particularly, 
viz. it is said in this new Ed. that M r . Rich d Lloyd left several Children, 
one of w ch was Will. Lloyd, first BP of S*. Asaph, then of Litchfield and Cov., 
and at length of Worcester. Now Anthony died Anno 1695, & Lloyd was 
not made BP of Worcester 'till 1699, four Years after Anthony's Death. 

Sept. 24 (Sun.). From the News Papers : , 

On Monday (Sept. 18) died the Right Honourable and Right Reverend 
Nathaniel, Lord Crew,- of Stene in the County of Northampton, and (the 
7o th ) Lord Bishop of Durham, at Stene aforesaid, of a few Hours' Illness, in 
the 88 th Year of his Age. He was consecrated Bishop of Oxford, July 2, 
1671, and translated to Durham in 1674. He was Privy-Counsellour in the 
Reigns of King Charles II and King James II, and in the Reign of Queen 
Anne was Lord Lieutenant of his Bishdprick. He was an accomplish'd 
Gentleman, as well as a pious & vigilant Prelate, of most excellent Parts, 
which continu'd entire till his last Moments. His Charity was equal to his 
Piety, and as he abounded in good Works thro' the whole Course of his Life, 40 
so he hath at his Death bequeath'd all the Remains, both of his Real and 
Personal Estate, to the like charitable Purposes. His Lordship's first Wife 
was Penelope, Daughter to Sir Philip Frowde, of the County of Kent, and 
second, Dorothy, Daughter to Sir William Forster, of Balmsbury Castle 
in the County of Northumberland, but hath left no Issue. 

Sept. 22, 1721. C. Eyston to H. (Original, Rawl. 5. 56. Copy, Diaries, 
92. 159). [See Diary, p. 294.] 

1 [MS. ' must.'] 


Sept. 25 (Mon.). Out of a Letter from M r . Baker of Cambridge, 
dated Sept. 19 last: 

M r . Math. Prior, Sen. Fellow of S*. John's College, died yesterday (Sept. 
i8 th ) at my Lord Harley's House at Wymple, & is (as I am told) to be buried 
at Westminster amongst the Poets, where he deserves a place. I believe 
he dies somewhat richer then is usuall with Poets, for he was beginning 
to build a House in Essex. 

Sept. 26 (Tu.). I am told that the late BP of Durham's second Lady 

was Sister to Foster that acted treacherously lately at Preston, that she 

10 was the prettiest young Woman in England (in so much that she was 

commonly called pretty Dolly Foster], but that she never enjoy'd her self 

after Marriage, but pin'd away, the BP being old. 

Sept. 27 (Wed.). M*. Catteral of Oriel College hath just put to the 
Theatre Press a Poe'm upon the Death of BP Crew. This is the same 
Catteral who published a Poem about Socrates, & another call'd The 

Sept. 28 (Th.). M r . Strype, in his late Ed. (a very injudicious Per- 
formance) of Stowe's Survey of London, hath signify'd in the Preface 
that M r . Willis gave over his Work call'd Notitia Parliamentaria (of w ch 
ao there are only two Volumes printed) because it would not sell, and this, 
he says, he had from M r . Willis himself. 

Sept. 29 (Fri.). D r . Anthony Hall of Queen's-Coll., having been 
married some Months to the late D r . John Hudson's Widow, hath quitted 
his Chambers in Queen's-Coll., & lives with his Wife now at a small 
Village called Garford, in the Parish of Marcham, near Abbington in 
Berks., whereas he ought to live at his Parsonage of Hampton-Poyle, 
near Woodstock, especially since he hath no other Place to serve. But 
alass 1 as he liv'd a strange lazy life in the College, so he does still, to his 
great Disgrace, & is altogether unmindfull of his Duty as a Clergyman. 

30 Sept. 30 (Sat.). From the Prints of this day : 

Among the Works of M r . Addison published (by M r . Tickel) this Week, 
there are several ill-natur'd political Pieces, which have been ascribed to 
Sir Richard Steele. 

His Majesty hath been pleased to order his Conge d'Elire to be passed the 
Great Seal, for electing to the Bishoprick of Durham, vacant by the death of 
the Lord Crew, the Right Reverend Father in God, D r . William Talbot, Lord 
Bishop of Sarum. D r . Willis, BP of Gloucester, is to succeed the Bishop of 
Sarum : And D r . Wilcox, Chaplain to the young Princesses, will be made 
Bishop of Gloucester. D r . Cannon, a Prebendary of Westminster, is to have the 
40 Deanery of Lincoln, vacant by the Promotion of the Bishop of Gloucester : And 

Sept. 28, 1721. H. to [Anthony] Rooth (Diaries, 92. 92). If Mr. 
Casley has left Dr. Mill's Greek Testament with A. R., please deliver it 
to the bearer. 

Sept. 30, 1721. J. Bridges to H. (Rawl. 13. no). Notes on the 
Scotichronicon in the Lougueville Library. Has seen all the monuments of 
W ark worth long ago. 

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D r . Gee, another Prebendary of the same Church, is to be Dean of Peter- 
borough, in the room of D r . Reynolds, nominated to the See of Bangor. 

We hear the BP of Hereford will be appointed Dean of the Chapel. 

On Monday (Sept. 25) Evening the Corpse of the celebrated Matthew 
Prior, Esq., was carried from the Jerusalem Chamber, and splendidly interr'd 
in Westminster-Abbey, and there will be a stately Monument erected in the 
said Abbey to his Memory, to which will be fixed a Bust of himself, wrought 
by one of the finest Artists in Europe, at the Expence of the late King 
of France. 

Oct. 1 (Sun.). I was told Yesterday, by a Gentleman (a stranger to 10 
me) who is going to publish the Life of M r . W m Chillingworth, that 
D r . David Wilkins, who hath put out Proposals for publishing all Selden's 
Works, will do any thing in the World for a little Money (tho' he hath 
got good Preferment), & that this Design is only to turn a Penny. 

Oct. 2 (Mon.). The following Inscription communicated to me by 
M r . George Parry, M.A. & Fellow of Oriel Coll. He told me 'tis at 
Lambourne in Berks. : 

i. Haec nova structura, retinens habitacula plura, 
a. Sit permansura per tempora longa futura; 

3. Nam caecis simul & claudis domus ista beata ao 

4. Pauperibus, non divitibus, fuit aedificata; 

5. Quam qui dotavit et in aevum perpetuavit, 

6. Hunc fundatorem vos Estbury scite Johannem ; 

7. Et domus ista dei debet per saecula did, 

8. Cujus in his finis patet hie manifesta figuris ; 

9. Est domus ista Dei, pacis, precis, et requiei, 
10. Quas sibi concedat, qui vivit et aethere regnat. 

It is in the Hospital of Lambourne, & is printed in p. 244 of the 
ii d Vol. of the Antiquities of Barkshire, where, however, in lin. 7 is wrong 
printed dicit for dici, & in 1. 8, at the end of figuris, is this date, 1485, 30 
& indeed there ought to be a date. 

Oct. 3 (Tu.). In the Year 1717, M r . Moses Williams published, in 
8 VO , in one sheet, A Catalogue of Books printed in the Welch Language. 
But I am assur'd by one who knows that 'tis very defective. The said 
Moses Williams hath published other Things in Welch, & some Years 
since put out Proposals for reprinting, with great Additions, D r . Davies's 
Welch Dictionary, as he did some time since Proposals for printing, 
in several Volumes, many old Welch Pieces; but I am assur'd by the 
same hand that whatever Moses hath done, & hath proposed to do, is 
all (excepting the above mentioned Catalogue) to be ascrib'd to one 40 
M r . James Davis, an old Welch Man excellently well skill'd in the old 
British Tongue, and that he hath put out many things in Welch without 
his Name, and communicated many Things to Moses Williams, & gives 
him continual Information. 

Oct. 4 (Wed.). Yesterday I was told by an honest Scotish Gent., 
a Captain, one of those taken at Preston that fought for K. J. Ill, that 

Oct. 4, 1721. E. Thoresby to H. (Rawl. 10. 80). Received H.'s to-day. 
Sends notes from ' Recorder Whyte's Annotationes in vitam JElfredi.' ' I am 


there was no Treachery in General Foster, or any of the rest, but 
Cowardice, Foster being a timerous Man, & unwilling to fight, or to shew 
the least Part of a General, & so surrendered his Men, whereas, had he 
been at all couragious, the Business had been certainly done for the King. 

Oct. 5 (Th.). The same Gent, told me that Mr. Ruddiman, Keeper 
of the Advocates' Library at Edinburgh, is not only a learned, but a very 
honest Man ; but that M r . Anderson the Antiquary, who writ about the 
Independency of Scotland upon England, is a Presbyterian, and no Friend 
to the King. 

10 Oct. 6 (PrL.). M r . Ralph Thoresby, of Leeds in Yorkshire, keeps an 
Album for Gentlemen & others to write a Sentence & their Names in, like 
your German Travellers. 

D r . Hunt of Balliol-Coll. told me last night that when he was at 
Dunfermlyne, in Scotland, they told him that several of the Scotish Kings 
had been buried in the Church Yard there. 

Oct. 7 (Sat.). I was told yesterday that M r . Pen, of Pen place in 
Bucks., is a very honest Gentleman, and a vefy good Scholar, but that 
he is a single man, having never been married, and that the Family (which 
is very ancient) is like to be exstinct with him. 

ao I was told lately that Sir W m Dugdale's History of Imbanking and 
drayning is worth four Guineas, there having been but a small number 

M r . Henry Beaton, who is author of the Lady's Diary (a Scholar of 
M r . John Tipper's of Coventry, who first began this Diary), hath just 
published Proposals for a Map of Warwickshire, at three half Crowns. 

Oct. 8 (Sun.). 

Early on Sunday Morning (Oct. i, 172 1), the Earl of Rochester's fine house at 
Petersham, in the County of Surry, was burnt to the Ground, and several Persons 
(we hear) were destroyed, either in the Flames, or by leaping from the Windows 
30 to escape them, 

So the News Papers. I am told that 'tis thought this dismal Fire was 
occasioned by some Charcoal, the servants having been ironing the Clouts for 
my Lady Essex's lying In at my L d Rochester's, where she now was, and it 
being customary to drink (or, as they call it, to liquor the Clouts) upon 
such occasions, they were all much disorder'd, and went to bed without 
taking care of the Fire. The said Lady Essex is Daughter to the Earl of 
Rochester, and since the Fire she is brought to Bed of a Daughter. 
Among other Things was burnt a fine Collection of Books, many of 
which had been brought from my L d ' 8 fine Library at Cornbury, near 
40 Woodstock. And I am told my L d Clarendon's History of his own Life 
was burnt also (a Work never printed), and his Exposition and Meditations 
upon the Psalms, w<s h was likewise never printed. 

sure you cannot be idle, & should have been glad if you had added an acco* 
of w* you are now upon, for tho' my circumstances of late lay a restraint 
upon my natural inclination to encrease my Library with w* ingenious tracts 
you & others of my friends oblige the publick with, yet I am desireous 
to hear w* is done in y a learned world.' 

Oct. 4-15.] VOLUME XCII, PAGES 100-109 285 

Oct. 9 (Mon.). This Day, at two Clock in the Afternoon, was 
a Convocation, in w** D r . Shippen was continued, by Vertue of the 
Chancellour's Letter, Vice-chancellour another Year, being his fourth 
Year. He nominated for his Provice-chancellours, D r . Charlett, Master 
of University Coll., Dr. Dobson, Presid* of Trinity Coll., Dr. Mather, 
President of Corpus Christi Coll., and D r . Morley, Rector of Lincoln 
College. So that D r . Baron, who is now, as it is said, ill at Bristol, is 
auite out. 

Oct. 10 (Tu.). I am well inform'd that M r . Ruddiman (Keeper of the 
Advocates' Library at Edinburgh), who is an excellent Latinist (as well as 10 
a very good Antiquary), is compiling a Latin Grammar. 

Oct. 11 (Wed.). Yesterday a Daughter (a comely Wench) of one 
Dully, Clarke of Holywell, in the N. Suburbs of Oxford, was brought 
to bed of a Bastard Child (a Girl) in the said Parish, but she would not 
confess the Father 1 , tho' 'tis confidently said that one M r . Potts (a North 
Country Man) of the said Parish, who hath a Wife living there, is the 
Father, and that 'tis not his first Crime of this kind. 

Oct. 12 (Th.). Proposals have been lately published for setting out 
in Copper Plates, in Folio, all the Monuments in Westminster Abbey. 

I have been lately told that they are about printing in London Ant. a a 
Wood's Antiquities of Oxford in English. One told me he believ'd 
D r . Tanner was the Man to do it, 

Oct. 13 (Fri.). There is just come out, in 2 Vols., 4*, A Continuation 
of the Abridgm* of the Philosophical Transactions. The Abridgm 1 it self 
was made by Mr. Lowthorpe, and, bearing a very good Character, hath 
had two Editions ; and the Continuation by M r . Motte, being done in the 
same Manner, is also well approved of. 

Oct. 14 (Sat.). My Friend, Thomas Rawlinson, Esq., hath lent me 
a Book intit., The sweete Thoughts of Death and Eternity, written by Sieur 
de la Serre. At Paris, 1632, 8. It is dedicated to The R* Honble 30 
Henry Nevill, Baron of Abergaveny. At the End of the Dedication the 
Translater subscribes himself, H. H. By M r . Rawlinson's Leave, I lent 
this Book to my Friend, Charles Eyston, of East Hendred in Berks., Esq., 
who hath put this Note at the Beginning: Translator hujus Libri (ni 
fallor}fuit Reverendus Dominus Henricus Holden, S.T.D., quondam Collegij 
Anglorum Duaci Alumnus. 

Oct. 15 (Sun.). The Conge de Elire being return'd from Norwich 
br Electing D r . Green, Rector of S*. Martin's in the Fields, Bishop of 

Oct. 9, 1721. R. Gale to H. (Rawl. 6. 34). H.'s of the sth overtook him 
>n his journey northwards. Has sent the piece of Fordun to Mr. Casley for 
Dilation with the Royal MS. [Note by Hearne : ' Rec d , Oct. 12, 1721.'] 

Oct. 13, 1721. David Casley to H. (Rawl. 4. 34). At Mr. Gale's 
equest has collated the enclosed with the original. [Note by Hearne: 
Rec d , Oct. 15, 1721.' 

1 Yet on Thursd., Oct. 12, she swore it to Potts. 


that See, he was accordingly consecrated this day Sennight, in the 
Morning, at Lambeth-Chapel. 

The Lord Crew, late Bishop of Durham, left (as we are told) 200 libs, 
per an. rent Charge to the University of Oxford, to be dispos'd off by 
the Chancellour, Masters, & Scholars of that Univ. He appointed by his 
Will D'. Dolben and Dr. Lupton, both of them Prebendaries of y e Cathe- 
dral of Durham, to be his Executors. 

Oct. 16 (Mon.). M'. Digby Cotes, Principal of Magd. Hall, & oxfr 

University Orator, hath just published a Volume of Sermons (printed at 

10 the Theatre, in 8 VO ), dedicated, in a very long Epistle, to the Lady 

Scudamore, in w h , among other Things, he tells her Ladyship that she 

places Pope and Prior on the same shelf with the best Sermons. 

Oct. 17 (Tu.). It was customary amongst the Ancient Romans for 
their famous Generals, the day before their publick Triumphs, to recite 
in a Speech all their famous Acts. Thus Paterculus, p. 23 Ed. Ausonij 
Popmae, Franck., 1620, 12: Is (L. ^Emilius Paullus), cum in condone 
extra urbem, more majorum, ante triumphi diem, ordinem actorum suorum 
commemoraret, deos immor tales prec atus est, &c. 

Oct. 18 (Wed., 8*. James). M r . Trap's Translation of Virgil into 
20 blanck Verse being scouted and justly look'd upon as a poor Performance, 
when the first Volume (for 'tis in two) came out, D r . Evans of S fc . John's 
College was (as 'tis said) pleas'd to express himself thus : 

Keep the Commandments, Trap ; go no further, 
For it is written, Thou shalt not murther. 

Oct. 10 (Th.). Last Night I was many hours in Company with 
M r . Humph. Wanley. He told me many Things about the Harley 
Library, & of the MSS. & rare printed Books in it. He was born 
at Coventry, being Son of M*. Nath. Wanley, M.A. of Trin. Coll. in 
Cambr., and a Minister in Coventry. Which M r . Nath. Wanley 
30 writ and published, The History of Man, in fol., & translated into Engl. 
a Piece of Lipsius. And this is all, I think, he printed. But Humph, 
told me he left many MSS. behind' him. But he knows not what 
became of them, only one, viz. Divine Poems, he had himself, but gave 
it to M r . Brewster, a Barister of Law. 

Humphrey said he is of opinion that the Story about Godiva's riding 
naked through Coventry is all fiction. But he gave poor reasons for his 

He said he did not take the University of Oxford to be older than 
Hen. I. But this is so ridiculous a Notion that it needs no Confutation. 
40 He told me that among Sir Joseph Williamson's MSS. at Queen' s-Coll., 
Oxon., is one of Scottish Things, in which is y 6 Form of Consecrating 
the Kings of Scotland. 

He told me M r . Matthew Gibson, a younger Brother of the present 
Provost of Queen's Coll., is writing the Life of the late L d Scudamore. 

Oct. 19, 1721. D. Casley to H. (Rawl. 4. 35). More notes on the Royal 
MS. of Fordun. 

Oct. 15-23.] VOLUME XCII, PAGES 109-121 287 

Which I believe may be true enough, because the said M r . Matth. Gibson 
lately writ to me for Particulars about the Scudamore Family. 

Oct. 20 (Pri.). Humphrey Wanley also said that he was the main 
Instrument in getting M r . Bagford's Papers for L d Harley, and that he 
laboured hard for them, and had like, nevertheless, to have miss'd of 
them. This was Roguery. For they were most certainly design'd for 
me. But since they have got them, they ought to digest those about 
Printing, & to publish them. This I mentioned to Wanley. But he 
said his Accounts were very imperfect, & so put off the Discourse, & 
seem'd to declare that nothing of that nature would be done, himself, he 10 
said, being taken up with other Affairs. I told him, had the Papers 
come to me, I would have methodiz'd them, & published a Book from 
them, for the Service of the Publick, & the Honour of M r . Bagford. 

Yesterday Morning two Blacksmiths run a Race, for a Wager, from 
the Corner of Buddard's Garden, by Wadham-College, to the middle of 
New- Parks, & so round to the said Corner again. The Wager was 8s. 
apiece, and they were to run round six times. One gave out after he 
had ran five times, the other continued running 'till he had ended the 6 th 
time. They ran both naked. 

The following Particulars communicated to me by my ingenious ao 
Friend, the Hon b l fl Benedict Leonard Calvert, Esq. : 

E MS to in Bibl. Dec. & Capit. Dunelm. 450 : Ex Jugustino, &c. Candet 
nudatum pectus, rubet cruentum latus, Tensa arent viscera, decora languent 
lumina, Regia pallent ora, procera rigent brachia, crura pendent marmorea, 
rigat terebratos pedes beati sanguinis unda. 

Wyth was his nakede brest, and red of blod his syde, 
Bleye was his fair handled [sic] his wund[?] dop & wide, 
And his arms ystreich hey uphon J>e rode, 
On fif studes on his body \>e stremes ran O blode. 

In initio Libri : Lit. Sancti Cuthberti, Ex dono Bertrami de Midilton, priori* 30 

Oct. 21 (Sat.). Last Night I was several Hours in Company ot 
M r . Morton that published, in Folio, the Natural History of Northampton- 
shire. No body else was with us but M r . Dyer of Oriel College. M r . 
Morton said that he hath spent a great deal of time about that Part of 
Domesday Book wc fa relates to Northamptonshire, in order to explain 
things in it for the Use of M r . Bridges, who is very busy in collecting 
Materials for the Antiquities of Northamptonsh. M'. Morton himself 
hath given this Part of Domesday (I mean the bare Text), for this County, 
in the befores d Natural History. 40 

Oct. 22 (Sun.). M r . Morton observ'd that he and M r . Laurence 
Eachard were contemporaries, and, I think, Chums, and that M r . Eachard 
promis'd nothing at first coming to Cambridge, tho' he hath since made 
himself much known. 

Oct. 23 (Mon.). Last Night I was several Hours in Company of 
M r . Martin Benson, Archdeacon of Berks. There were many besides 
with us. This M r . Benson is a most vile Whig. He travelled lately into 


France and Italy with my L d Lemster, as his Tutor and Governour. He 
hath spoil'd his lAhip, and, indeed, M r . Benson's chief Design of 
travelling (besides Lucre) seems to have been as a Spy, & to find out 
Faults. He spoke last Night with the utmost Disrespect of the Pope & 
the whole College of Cardinals, and call'd all the Antiquaries of Rome 
Asses, & the Cardinals either Fools or Blockheads. Nay, he would 
hardly allow that there was a learned Man in all Italy or France, except 
Bianchini and Monfaucon. 

Oct. 24 (Ttu). M*. Jeremy Collier, having some Years since published 

10 the Great Historical, Geographical, Poetical, and Genealogical Dictionary, 

mostly taken from Morery, hath just now put out an Appendix to the 

same, being the fourth Vol., price a Guinea, there having been 3 Volumes 

pr. before, all in folio. 

Oct. 25 (Wed.). D r . John Gibson Provost of Queen's-College's Man 
calling upon me yesterday, and telling me his Master, the said Provost, 
desired to speak with me, and that he would either call upon me himself, 
or else he desired that I would call upon him, I immediately went over 
to him my self, thinking that it might be about Fordun's Scotichronicon 
that I am now publishing ; but when I came, it was about his Brother 

ao Matthew's Design upon my L d Scudamore. It seems, Matthew desired 
him to consult the Bodlejan Library for Materials about the Scudamores, 
& the Provost had a mind to ask me where [sic] there are any such there. 
I told him there are. He then said he would go to it, & have it search'd. 
I had before told Matthew of this in a Letter I writ to him. Matthew 
also desired the Provost to consult D r . Gardiner, Warden of All Souls, 
for Ant. a Wood's Hist. & Antiq. Univ. Oxon. in English, w ^ the Warden 
hath got into his hands, tho' it really belongs to the Ashm. Museum. 
The Provost said he had been with D r . Gardiner, who told him he did 
not know what he meant, but would shew him any Books he had. I told 

3 him they were the two Vols., in fol., of the English Copy of M r . Wood's 
History and Antiquities of Oxford, and that the Warden himself said 
sometime since he had these Books. Upon w^ the Provost said he 
would go to him again. 

The Provost read to me a Piece of another Letter, written by another 
Gent., desiring to know [of] what College of thisUniv. the famous D r . Hewit 
was, who was beheaded. It seems, he was first of Cambridge, & after- 
wards of some Coll. in Oxford. He said he had been with M r . Cowper 
the Register, who refer'd him to D r . Gardiner, who, as Gustos Archivorum, 
hath the old Registers, & the Provost designs, accordingly, to get him to 

40 search. I told him I could not give him any other Directions but to 
apply to Gardiner. D r . Gibson pretended that this Inquiry about 
D r . Hewit was for M r . Baker of Cambridge. 

Oct. 26 (Th.). Yesterday I saw, in a Bookseller's Shop, a new Ed. 
of Buchanan's History, in English, in 2 Vols., 8 V0 . It was before in folio. 

Oct. 26, 1721. Ffletcher] Gyles to H. (Rawl. 15. 52). Is publishing 
Sir H. Spelman's English works, and asks H. to examine some MSS. for him. 
[See Diary, p. 289.] 

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But the Translation is now amended. There are Cuts in it by the best 
Hands. It is dedicated to M r . Bond. In this Dedication my Ed. of 
Camden's Eliz. is called an accurate Ed., & my Preface is referr'd to for 
an Original Letter I have of M r . Sage's about Buchanan's Retracting his 
Aspersions of the Q. of Scots. 

Oct. 27 (Pri.). Besides the s d new Ed. of B.'a History, is come out 
a new Ed. (by way of Appendix to the History) of his Detection of Mary, 
Q. of Scots, his Dialogue, &c., all in English too, & pr. in 8 V0 . 

Oct. 28 (Sat,). Thomas Bell, at the End of his Roma Restituta, 
hath printed Robert Baston's Verses upon the Battle of Bannockbourne. 10 
They were never printed before. But he, being not accustomed to read 
MSS., hath given them very faultily, and yet he used the Edinburghe MS. 

This being S fc . Simon & Jude's Day (and the biggest Gaudy they have 
in the Year at Univ. Coll.), the Sermon was preached before the University, 
as usual, by one M r . Heyther, a young Master of Arts of Univ. Coll., 
& I am told 'twas a good one. This Heyther lately stood for Fellow 
of that College, in Opposition to one M r . Taylor of that College, but 
left it. 

Oct. 29 (Sun.). About a Fortnight since died, in London, M r . Henry 
Wild, commonly called The Arabick Taylour. I have more than once 20 
mentioned him formerly. He was by Profession a Taylour of Norwich, 
& was a married Man. But having a strange Inclination to Languages, 
by a prodigious Industry he obtain'd a very considerable Knowledge in 
Many, without any help or Assistance from others. He understood 
Arabick perfectly well, and transcrib'd, very fairly, much from Bodley, 
being patroniz'd by that most eminent Physician, D r . Rich d Mead. He 
died, of a Feaver, aged ab* 39. He was about a considerable Work, viz. 
A History of the old Arabian Physicians, from an Arabick MS. in Bodley. 
The MS. was wholly transcrib'd by him a Year agoe, but what Progress 
he had made for the Press, I know not, 30 

Oct. 30 (Mon.). M r . Fletcher Gyles, who hath the Character of an 
honest Bookseller, being about to print all S r H. Spelman's English 
Works in one Volume (& the Book being, as he saith, just gone to the 
Press), hath desired my Assistance, & tells me l I shall make my own 
Terms with him. Upon w ch , I writ him the following Letter : 


Being debarr'd the Bodlejan Library, I cannot assist you in that Place, 
where there is abundance of Things about Sir H. Spelman, as there are also 
many in the Ashmolean Museum. Since there are about two hundred 
Copies, as you told me lately, of Sir Henry's History & Fate of Sacrilege 40 
unsold, I think it will not be proper to reprint it as yet. And when 'tis 
reprinted, it will, in my opinion, be best to do it in a distinct Vol., in 8 TO , as 
'twas before, & to follow the former Ed. Page for Page, & word for word, & 

1 In a Letter dated Oct a6. 


to add such new Fragments as can be retriev'd at y e End. I desire to be 
altogether excus'd from meddling with what you propose with respect to this 
Affair, & am, Sir, 

Your most humble servant, 

Edm. Hall, Oxon. THO. HEARNE. 

Oct. 30, 1721. 

BP Lloyd, in his Historical Account of Ch. Governm*, in the Preface 
(a 3), makes Alfred of Beverley later than Geff. of Mon. But the BP 
does not seem ever to have seen Alfred. 

10 He tells us that Amphibalus, signifying in Latin a Cloak, is mistaken 
bv Geff. of Monmouth for a proper Name, so became S*. Alban's Fellow- 
Martyr, p. 151, 2 : this confuted by S r Geo. Mackenzy in his Defence of 
the Royal Line, p. 1 25, &c. 

He tells us Hect. Boethius never cites Fordon his real Author, but 
Weremund & Campbell, whose books were never seen. Monk of Fordon 
ignorant in Antiquity. Praef. Versus med. 

He tells us Fordon is not worth y e printing ; more of him relating to 
the Culdees, pag. 133, 134. A dreaming Monk, p. 147, where the 
learned Author confutes the story of Church-governm* being in Scotland 
20 before Episcopacy, maintain'd by M r . Selden in his Preface to the 
X Scriptores, upon the Authority of Fordon, & other Scotch Historians, 
Jo. Major, Hector Boe'thius. 

He observes in the Preface that there are many Things crept into 
Sigebert of Gembleurs' Chron. from Geff. Mon., there being no such in 
that Edition of his Work (Edit, per Mirseum, an. 1608) which was made 
from the Original Copy in his Monastery, (a 3) Usher observes the same, 
de Primord., p. 201. 

Oct. 31 (Tu.). Yesterday, going through the Schools, I found the 
Bodlejan Library shut up, express against Statute, and a Paper fix'd upon 

30 the Door for a Visitation on the 8* h of Nov. next. Now, by the Statute, 
the Paper is to be put up eight days immediately before the Visitation, 
and should not, therefore, have been put up 'till to-day in the Evening 
(whereas it was put up Saturday last, in the Evening, wch is eleven days 
before the Visitation), & the Library should not begin to be shut 'till to- 
morrow, w<* is the first of Nov. This us'd to be the Custom, viz. not to 
shut 'till Nov. i, & 'tis expressly agreeable to the Statute, web, as I said, 
injoyns the Citation to be put up 8 Days before the Visitation. But 
Bowles, who is look'd upon to be as silly a Fellow as ever came to 
Oxford (being conceited, pragmatical, & impudent), acts both in this as 

40 well as other Things both ag* Statute & Custom. He hath pretended to 
be a mighty Cavalier, & to be for K. J., & yet lately in Oriel College he 
made a clutter, & did what he could (as I am well inform'd) to ruin a 
Gent, for proposing K. ].' Health in private Company, &, indeed, those 
that know him well avoid his Company. I give the mere Credit to w fc 

Oct. 31, 1721. H. to J. Murray (Rawl. 112. 106). Has returned 
Woodford's Fragments. ' I hear you have bought a House near some famous 
Antiquities in Hartfordshire. If you have met with any thing curious among 
mad Baskerville's Papers, I pray let me have an Account thereof.' Progress 
of Fordun. Drank J. M.'s health lately with Mr. Calvert. 

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is said of him, because I know full well that he nois'd about, when I was 
Beadle, that I would not take the Oaths, & did all he could that I should 
be ousted that Post, as well as be debarr'd the Bodlejan Library. 

Nov. 1 (Wed.). Out of Mist's Journal, dated Sat., Oct. 28, 1721 : 

Whereas a pretended Vindication of John Wicleff has been published under 
the Name of one Lewis of Margate, by the Incitement, as the Preface asserts, 
of the Archbishop of Canterbury, and in the same I am injuriously reflected 
upon as a scurrilous Writer : This is to inform the Publick that I shall reserve 
the Author for a more serious Whipping in my leisure Hours, and, in the 
mean time, give him a short Correction for his Benefit, if he has Grace 10 
and Sense to take it. He charges me with the Errors of the Translator, and 
Blunders of the Author, with which I am by no Means concern'd, who only 
wrote the Preface ; and when it comes out afresh in the Edition of my 
Works, my Vindication will be as clear as the Sun at Noon-Day. He 
insists upon charging me with Falshood in Relation to one Grimwood, 
whom he asserts to have died infamously in his Harvest, with a burst- 
ing forth of his Bowels. M r . Lewis, with equal Modesty, supports the 
Story, with affirming it to be true. But to shew how well this Gentle- 
man is furnished with Learning and Abilities to write and censure others,, 
Grimivood himself liv'd many Years after, even to an old Age, and 20 
brought his Action against a Minister, who, in his Presence in the Church, 
related this Story from him as a remarkable Instance of God's Judgment ; 
for Evidence whereof, see Dangers' Abridgment, 163, Croke, Car., 91, Coke, 
Mich., 3 Jac., agreed by Popham, and Rolle's Abridgment, Achon sur Case, 
p. 87. I appeal to the World if this is not sufficient Evidence on my Side of 
the Question. Lastly, Why does this Author perswade the World the late 
Archbishop of Canterbury could have any Veneration for the Memory of one 
who asserts God ought to obey the Devil, or that he could be desirous to 
open the impure Fountains from whence the Filth of Bangorianism has been 
convey'd to us ? 30 


This Day, between one and two Clock in the Morning, died M r . Henry 
Clements of Oxford, Bookseller. His Age I have mentioned formerly *. 
He was a very industrious Man, and tho' he began with just nothing, yet 
by his Care he got Wealth, & bred up a great Family very well. His 
Distemper was the Stone and Strangury, with w ch he was in intolerable 
Pain a great while, but was not Sick, so that had it not been for this, he 
might have lived many Years longer (notwithstanding he was near four 
score), being a lusty, brisk Man 2 . 

Nov. 2 (Th.). I am told the &8^po^^i>v Inscription is come out, in 40 
folio, with M r . Chishull's Comment upon it, and that it contains in all 
about 5 or 6 Sheets. 

BP Lloyd, in p. 7 2 of his Account of Ch. Government, quotes M r . Jones's 
Hearts Sov. as a Book of good account. 

In p. 73 he corrects a Passage of the Councils from an ancient MS. of 
the Councils in the Library at Sarum, w ch was writ before the Norman 
Conquest, as far as he can judge by the Character. 

1 Viz. in Vol. 58, p. 170. He was born, Feb. 2, 1645. So he died in the 76*" 
Year of his Age. 

2 He was buried, on Friday Night following, in S*. Peter's Ch. in the East. 

V 2 


P. 79. By a Bishop's seat Gildas means a Cathedral, and by a Pres- 
byter's seat a Parish Church. Sacerdotalis Episcopatus vel Presbyterij 
the Sacerdotal seat of Bishop or Presbyter. 

P. 92. Nennius saith, and some others after him, that Patrick writ 
365 ABCes, founded 365 Churches, ordained 365 Bishops, or more, 
& no fewer than 3000 Priests. Nenn., c. 57, Cambr. MS., c. 60. 
Scripstt Abegetoria 365. Ecclesias quoque eodem numero fundavit 365. 
Ordinavit Episcopos 365, out eo amplius ; Presbyteros autem usque ad 

10 Nov. 3 (Pri.). In the Middle way between S*. Thomas's Parish (in 
the West Suburbs of Oxford) and Botley, is a Place called Bulstock 
Bridge. At this Place several Persons have been crush'd to death (by 
reason of the Lowness of the Arch) at Floud times. Upon w ch account 
a Motion was made to have it pull'd down and built higher, and this 
Motion was very much countenanc'd and forwarded by the present Vice- 
Chancellour, D r . Shippen. There being, therefore, so much Encouragem fc , 
Preparations were made for pulling it down, as I found on Friday, 
Octob. 13 last, when, walking over it, I found them carrying Planks 
& other Things in order to make Dams. But then, presently after, 

ao I heard of a great opposition, upon very frivolous reasons, some few 
Persons pretending that 'twould be a Prejudice to Oxford, & I know not 
what. Notwithstanding w eh , on Monday, Octob. 16, 'twas pull'd down 
by some Bargemen & others, and now 'tis actually rebuilding, the Arch 
being to be a Yard higher than before, and 'till such time as the Bridge 
is rais'd, there is to be a Ferry on the South side of the Bridge, & to-day 
I saw People ferry'd over, to w ch all are to pay a half-Penny a Man, 
& a penny a Man & horse, all, I mean, as do not pay to the said 

Nov. 4 (Sat.). Yesterday was elected Fellow of All-Souls Coll. my 

30 Friend, M r . Francis Gwyn, Gent. Com. of X* Ch. There was but one 

Vacancy. He stood once before, viz. last Year, but miss'd coming in 

then. He is a Son of Francis Gwyn, of Ford Abbey in Devonshire, Esq. 

The Speech at Ch. Ch. on BP Fell, on Wedn. last, was spoke by 
M r . Henry Shirman, Student of yt Coll. 

Nov. 5 (Sun.). On Tuesday last the Reverend M r . James Bradley, 
M.A., was chosen Savilian Professor of Astronomy, in the room of 
D r . John Keill, deceased. That Place was design'd by the Electors for 
the Rev* 1 M r . James Pownd, M.D., formerly of Gloucester Hall (now 
Worcester Coll.), afterwards a Traveller, & at this time Rector of two 
40 Livings, but the Statutes obliging to quit Benefices, & even Sine Cures 
too, by w ch he would have been a looser, his Nephew, the said M r . Bradley, 

Nov. 5, 1721. H. to E. Bruton (Diaries, 92. 148). Thanks for extract 
about Desmond. ' 'Tis no Argument to me that M r . Wood never saw the 
Book from w' h you took it, because 'tis not mention'd in the spurious Ed. 
of Athenae Oxon. I call it spurious, because all People that I have heard 
mention it call it so.' Where is the original of Leland's Antiphilarchia ? 
Has got to the appendix of Fordun. 

Nov. 2-9.] VOLUME XCI1, PAGES 142-154 293 

was pitcht upon, tho' a Man of no Note. It is said M r . Bradley hath 
a Sinecure, w ch he must quit, & that his Uncle, the said M r . Pownd 
(commonly called D r . Pownd), will have it. The said D r . Pownd is a 
very ingenious Man, and an excellent Mathematician. He got much in 
the Plantations, but lost all in an Insurrection of the Indians, who took 
every thing from the English, & stript them of their very Cloaths. 
M r . John Whiteside, Keeper of the Ashmolean Museum, appeared for 
Professor, & went to London on that Account, but Bradley's Interest was 
too strong. 

[Extracts from Quintus Cartius, ed. Ant., 1584, omitted.] 10 

Nov. 6 (Mon.). Yesterday being the Powder Treason, & the day of 
the Landing of the Late Prince of Orange, the Sermon at S*. Marie's, 
before the University, was preach'd in the Morning by D r . Gibson, 
Provost of Queen's Coll., & in the Afternoon by Mr. Pearse, V. Principal 
of Edm. Hall, & I am told the latter's was above an hour long, & that his 
Prayer was also Very long. He prayed for the Lord Lechmere, to whom, 
it seems, Pearse is Chaplain. 

Nov. 7 (Tu,) The Lady Winter, a Roman Catholick Lady, who 
died not long agoe, aged about 66, was wonderfull charitable, but 'tis 
remarkable in her that if any one discovered her Charity, & thanked her 20 
upon that account, she never gave any thing more to that person. 

Nov. 8 (Wed.). This being the Day of the Visitation of the Bodlejan 
Library, the Speech was spoke by M r . Le Hunt of X* Ch. 
BP Lloyd of Ch. Government, p. 138 : 

What they (the Guldees) were, their Name sufficiently sheweth. For they 
were called Kelledei, or in the old Scotch Kyldees, (as I suppose) from Cylle y 
which signifies a Cell, as well in the Welsh or old Brittish tongue as in the 
Scottish or Irish. From hence, by addition of Tee (or Dee in Composition) *, 
which signifies a House, the word Kyldee signifies a House of such Cells. 
And thus, as Columba was called by the Irish Columbcjtlle 2 , that is, Columb of 30 
the Cell, so all those that lived in such kind of Houses might be, and I doubt 
not were, called by their Names, with the Addition of Kyldee, that is, such a 
one of the Cellhouse. As for the word Culdee, it is of a much later Edition. 
I do not remember that I have read it in any Author before the time of 
Giraldus Cambrensis. Then it was a very usual thing to find out Latin 
derivations for those words of which men did not know the Original. And 
thus the Kyldees, or Kylledei, came to be called Culde't, or Colidei, that is, 
the Worshippers of God, being such as spent their whole time, or a great 
part of it, in devotion. Either way it appears that they were Monks, and 
that, I know, will be easily granted me. 40 

Nov. 9 (Th.). Yesterday Morning, a Bedmaker, going to make the 
Bed of Mr. Thomas Ward, A.M. & one of the Senior Fellows of Oriel 
College, found him dead upon the Floor, & his Head shot through. He 

Nov. 9, 1721. Rev. Ffrancis] Fox to H. (Rawl. 27*. 292). ' I take the 
Liberty, from our old acquaintance when at Edmund Hall together, to desire 

1 As Mynach being a Monk, Mynachdee is a Monastery, in the Welsh Language. 
8 Bed., Hist., v. 10, p. 402. 


was cold, so that 'tis supposed he had shot himself the Evening before. 
He took his Degree of Master of Arts, Dec. 9, 1 703, was in Holy Orders, 
was a cheerfull Man, and always bore a good Character, but 'twas 
observ'd that he was melancholly a few days before this Accident. This 
is the same Gentleman that I have mentioned at the beginning of the 
gth Vol. of Leland's Itin., pag. xxvii. He was about 40 Years of Age. 
He was in good Circumstances. What affected him, I know not, unless 
some Disturbances in the late Election of Fellows, when he esposus'd [stc] 
the Interest of those that were against the Provost's Party, and an 
jo Appeal being made to the Visitor, D r . Gibson, BP of Lincoln, the Matter 
went in Favour of the Provost, & 'tis expected the BP will send Injunctions 
to the College. The Bell of S*. Mary's went for him at 7 Clock last Night, 
after the Coroner's Inquest had sat, & brought him in non compos mentis 1 . 
On Sunday Morning died Charles Eyston, of East Hendred in Berks., 
Esq., a Gentleman of eminent Virtues, & my great Friend and 
Acquaintance. He was a Roman Catholick, & so charitable to the Poor 
that he is lamented by all that knew any thing of him. Insomuch that, 
on Saturday last, being the day immediately before his Death, I heard 
a Woman of Hendred say that she had rather all the People in Hendred 
20 (excepting her own Husband) should die than this Gentleman. He was 
a Man of a sweet Temper, & was an excellent Scholar, but so modest 
that he did not care to have it at any time mentioned. The last time 
I saw him was on Sept. 18 last, when he rode on horseback from 
Hendred, on purpose to see me & to converse with me a few Hours. 
We din'd together at the Mitre, & M r . Kimber of Hallywell with us. 
M r . Eyston was as well as I have known him, and return'd home that 
Evening, but it seems some time after he was seiz'd with a Diabetes, of 
wck he died, and was buried in Hendred Church Yesterday. 

This worthy Gentleman lent me, on Saturday, Sept. 23 d last, a printed 
30 Book (w ct I have still by me) intitled, Memoires of the Family of ike 
Stuarts, and the remarkable Providences of God towards them, in an 
Historical Account of the Lives of those His Majesty's Progenitors of that 
Name that were Kings of Scotland ; Lond., 1683, 8 V0 . M r . Eyston 
bought this Book out of M r . Ravenscroft's Study, and at the Beginning 
of it he hath written: Charles Eyston, 1709. Qucere whether this book 
was not written by S* George Mackensie, notwithstanding what is insinuated 
in the Preface, as if it had been written by a Scotch Minister ? 

At the same time he sent me a Letter (being the last I receiv'd from 
him), dated at East Hendred, Sept. 22, w cl1 I shall here insert at 
40 large : 

East Hendred. 
Sept. 22, 1721. 
Hon r <* Deare Sir, 

I most humbly thank you for affording me so much of your good Company, 
when I was last at Oxford. I know how pretious time is with you, so am the 

you to look into the Catalogue of the Publick Library, & where else you 
think fit, to see whether you can find any Pamphlets, or other books, written 
by M r . Valentine Greatrakes.' [See Diary, p. 298.] 

He was buried in S*. Marie's Ch., on Friday Night, Nov. IO* 1 

Nov. 0.] VOLUME XCII, PAGES 154-164 295 

more obliged to you for spending so much of it with me. I also thank you 
for the Loane of Robinson's Anatomy. I herewith retourne it you, and 
in it you will find M r . Latton's Paper, which I can make nothing of. I also 
send you the Memoires of the Family of the Stewarts, which is the booke 
I mentioned to you to have bought out of M r . Ravenscroft's Library, whose 
Catalogue I feare I have lost, for I have made a most diligent Search after it, 
and cannot find it. In the Life this Authour gives us of K. Robert the 2 nd 
you'le not find he mentions any Children begotten by him extra Matrimonium. 
Some Acquaintance of mine, of whom I had Opinion (but who it was I cannot 
call to mind), told me it was written by S r George Mackensy, who moved me 10 
to put the Querie you will find under my Name in the first Leafe of the 
booke. I have also examined Spotwood and Heylin, and find they take 
no notice of any such thing. So I humbly offer to your Consideration, 
Whether it may not be proper for you to make a Marginal remarke upon 
that Passage in Fordone where he speakes of Children begotten by K. Robert 
the 2 nd upon the Body of Elizabeth More Extra Matrimonium. For many 
prejudiced to the Family of the Stewarts may, from the report of so famous 
an Authour as Fordoune is, poyson the World with a Notion that K. James the 
first and his whole Posterity (not excepting the illustrious house of Hanover) 
are of a spurious and an illegitimate descent. Would you please to come 20 
over, I could enlarge on this Discourse, but doe not think proper to doe it 
by way of letter. My whole Family present you w th theyr best respects, and 
would bee heartily glad to see you. I am, with Affection and Sincerity, 
Deare Sir, 

Your most faithfull and obliged, humble servant, 


I herewith send you Burnet's Record, and the Note you gave me of the 
History of Glastonbury. 

I told my Friend, in my Answer to this Letter, that what was said by 
the Scotch Historians about Rob. III d ' 8 being illegitimate is altogether 30 
false, & that I should have many things in my Ed. of Fordun to confute 
this Assertion. I told him I design'd to walk over to Hendred (as, 
indeed, I did speedily, had he lived), & desired him to get what he could 
against my coming that might be of use to me in this very material 

M r . C. Coffin, whom M r . Eyston used to speak well of, was Steward to 
S r Rob fc Throckmorton (who died lately), as he was also to M r . Eyston 
(& so he is to some other Roman Catholicks), & this day I writ to him 
the following Letter : 

To M r . C. Coffin, at Madam Eyston 's, at East Hendred, near Wantage in 40 
Berks. To be left at the Post Office in Wantage. 


I am very sorry to hear of the Death of M r . Charles Eyston, who was 
a very virtuous Gentleman, and my great Friend. The last time I saw him 
was on Sept. i8 th last, when he came to Oxford (chiefly to see and converse 
with me), and return'd the same Day to Hendred. I think I have not seen 
him better than he was then, nor did he complain of the least Indisposition. 
On the 23 d of the same Month of Sept., he lent me a printed Book in 8 VO , 
intit., Memoires of the Family of the Stuarts, fyc. I have this Book now by 
me, and am ready to restore it as soon as I have an opportunity. I design'd 50 
to have walk'd over to Hendred speedily (had not his death prevented me), 


to discourse with him about some things relating to Fordutfs Scoticbronicon, 
w ch I am now printing, and to w ch he subscrib'd. He had engag'd me to do 
so, and could, without doubt, have satisfy'd some Queries of moment in 
relation to that Author. He paid his first Subscription, & when the Book is 
done, notice will be given. I shall take it very kindly if you will send me, 
in short, an Account of my Friend's Illness (namely, when he was seiz'd with 
his Distemper, which, I hear, was a Diabetes), & what Age he was of when 
he died. Be pleased, Sir, to give my most humble service to Madam Eyston, 
M r . Robert Eyston, M r . Parkinson, & all Friends, & to accept the same from, 
10 Sir, 

Your most faithfull, humble servant, 

Edmund-Hall, Oxon. 
Nov. 9 th , 1721. 

Nov. 10 (Fri.)< D r . Girdler, I am told, is marry'd to a Fortune of 
five thousand Pounds, & I am inform'd he hath resign'd his Fellowship 
of Wadham-College. 

Upon Mr. Eyston*s suggesting that the abovementioned Book was 
written by Sir George Mackenzy, I have made some Inquiry as to 

20 that Point, but cannot find it true. Nor, indeed, does M r . Wood mention 
any such thing in his Athenae Oxon., or in the MSS. Additions and 
Corrections under his own hand (many of w ch are not in the 2 d , or 
spurious, Ed. of the said Athenae) in the Ashmolean Museum. BP Nicolson, 
in p. 153 of his Scottish Historical Library, mentions some such Book, 
pr. in 1683. To this King's (Rob. II' 8 ) Reign, saith he (he having been 
the first that bore the Name of Steward), we may refer R. Watson's 
Memoirs of the Family of the Stewards * : with his Historical Account of 
the Lives of the Kings of that Name. The Author, as his Work sufficiently 
shews, was a peevish and discontented Writer, having been, a little before his 

30 publishing of it, turnd out of his Ministry at Edinburg. But I take this 
to be a different Book from the former, in w ch there is nothing peevish ; 
but as the Author takes no notice of Rob fc III d ' 8 being illegitimate (w ch 
he knew was a false report), so he speaks honourably of Mary, Queen of 
Scots, & not like those peevish, malapert Writers, who have so maliciously 
asperst her. 

Nov. 11 (Sat.). Yesterday, Meeting with a very honest Gentleman, 
we happened to talk about M r . Ward's shooting himself, and we could 
not but lament it as very deplorable, particularly that Clergymen should 
do so. Says he, there is something very extraordinary in it. 'Tis what 
40 hath frequently happened since the Revolution. Can you, saith he, in all 
your Antiquities, give such Instances before ? Indeed, I must own this 
Gent to be in the right, and I cannot but think that 'tis want of Religion 
(tho' they commonly make it Madness), w ch we need not so much admire 
at, since those Clergymen that I remember to have done it took the most 
abominable Oaths, even M r . Ward being one of them, tho' I formerly 
thought that he would never have abjured. I am afraid their Consciences 
were afterwards touch'd, & that in despair they made away with them- 
selves. I can now reckon six Clergymen in Oxford that have done so 

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since I have been there (& perhaps there were more, w ch I cannot 
recollect), viz. D r . Hellyer of Corpus X*i (who writ about taking the 
Oaths), who cut his Throat, MX Creech of All Souls, who hang'd himself, 

Mr. Will. Hardyng of Trinity Coll., who shot himself, M r White 

(Brother to M r . John White of X fc Church), who cut his Throat in X fc Ch., 
M r . Eyans of Wadham Coll., who shot himself, & M r . Ward before- 
mentioned. Before I came to Oxford, M r . John Giles of University 
College drown'd himself in the Cherwell, by X* Church Meadow. 

Nov. 12 (Sun.), Last Night M r . Taylour of University-Coll, assured 
me that a new Ed. of Sir W m Dugdale's Warwickshire goes on, and that 10 
'tis a Clergyman, who hath a Living of about 200 libs, per an., that 
does it. 

Rich d III a bad Man, but good King, for so the Lawes he made in his 
short Gouernment doe illustrate him. See Monum* 8 of Honor, Lond., 
1624, 40 (B. 2). I have it in my Study, D. 2159. 

Something very remarkable in that Book about the Foundation of 
S*. John Baptist's College, Oxon. See. at B. 4. 

Nov. 14 (Tu.)< Extract out of M r . Harcourt's Letter to me, dated 
from the Inner-Temple, Nov. 6, 1721 : 

I was in hopes to have been able to've sent you two or three Inscriptions of 20 
Ancient Monuments in Stanton Harcourt Church, but the Person whom 
I employ'd to transcribe y m hath taken y m in such an incorrect manner, as is 
by no means fit for M r . Hearne's perusal. The two Inscriptions beneath, 

Nov. 13, 1721. H. to Philip Harcourt (Diaries, 92. 171). Well pleased 
with the inscriptions, [See Diary, above.] Does not remember that Wetherden 
is mentioned as a learned man in Leland, Bale, or Pits. Walked to Stanton 
Harcourt some years ago, but the most ancient monuments in the church 
are gone, ' otherwise, perhaps, we might from one or two of them gather the 
time of its Foundation, just as I find by a broken Inscription in the Church 
of Waterstock, near Thame, that the said Church of Waterstock was built in 
MCCCCLXXX (20 Edw. IV). W* you call mis-spelling in the other Inscription 
is not so. 'Tis agreeable to Antiquity. And we may as well find fault with 
STOBESIVM (for STOBENSIVM) on some old Coyns, as with what you seem 
to object against the Inscription ; and yet those Coyns are confirm'd by many 
old Monuments, one of w ch is that to Julius Vitalis at Bath.' 

Nov. 14[?], 1721. G. Hearne to H. (Rawl. 26. 34). 'I saw your 
Brother William lately, who told me he has lately been with you at Oxon. 
with a Kinsman of his, and that you were then wel. I wish you had then 
sent me a line, for [in] the last I sent you I desired, if possible, I migh[t] 
se your face once more befor I die, and doe stil desire it, if for but one night, 
for I am now in earnest taken so Extraordinaryily lame with the Rhumatisme, 
and the weather is so bad, that for two or 3 Sundaies I could [not] go to church, 
& once I was fain to be brought home in a Cart. This is in good Earnest, 
therefore let me se you, and send me word next week where [whether] 
you will try to come or will [?] not. I desire your hearty & earnest Prayers 
for me. If you want the bag, I will send it, but 'tis safe, & shall be so 
Returned, with somwhat in it, but the Goose, the day before I set it up for 
you, was stollen, with another, a brave yong on, which I designed for my 
Master Griffyth, who gives his service to you, & is very ill, poor Gentleman. 
He makes hard shift to Read prayers once a Sunday, and y e nighbors preach 
in the afternoons. Coz. Weldon & his wife has been both ill, but Remembers 


I this summer met with in a little Church call'd Bodgeham, tho 1 the true name 
is Bodyham, in Sussex ; there is something particular in the First, w ch induc'd 
me to coppy it, & is as follows : 

Hie jacet Dominus Willelmus Wetherden, nuper Vicarius istius Ecclesiae, 
qui quidem non litteratus Uxorem duxit, qua mortua se dedit studio litterali, 
et Socerdocij 1 ordinem suscepit, et obijt xxvi Feb., A MCCCCCxni. Multa 
huic bona dedit Ecclesiae. 

This is ingraved on a brass plate, w th the Figure of the Preist in a Winding 
sheet, but open so as to shew the face & the border of hair that is left after 
10 the Crown is shaven, & lies on a flat stone in the Chancell. The other is on 
a stone in the middle Isle of the Church, & tho' it hath no Date, by the Miss- 
spelling I take to be of Antiquity : 

Pray for y e Sowll 6 of Thomas Grove & Crestian, his wyfe, on whose Soullys 
Jhesu have mercy. Amen. 

Nov. 15 (Wed.). M r . Matthias Earbury hath just put out a small 
8 V about the Consecration at y e Nagg's Head, in w ch he confutes that 
Story. He intends another Part. 

On the 9 th of this Month, M r . Francis Fox, Vicar of Potterne, near 
Devizes in Wilts., writ me a Letter desiring me to send him an Account 
ao of what there is in the Bodlejan Library, or elsewhere, about M r . Valentine 
Greatrakes. But whereas I have been debarr'd the Bodlejan Library, 
upon account of the Oaths, and my Place (w cb I never resign'd) possess'd 
by an Intruder, I am not able to do what he desired, unless I would 
bring my self into trouble, & therefore I writ Mr. Fox the following 
Answer this day, at the same time sending him my Advertisement about 
Fordun's Scotichronicon : 

Reverend Sir, 

I well remember that there are many things in the Bodlejan Library 
cone. M r . Valentine Greatrakes, all w ch I took particular Notice of when 
30 I look'd over all the Books there, in order to the Appendices that I drew up to 
the Catalogues of the printed and written Books in that Library. But being 
since debarr'd the Library, I cannot assist you (as I otherwise readily would) 
in what you desire from it ; for w ch reason, it will be better for you to apply 
to some body else, as it will also for Particulars from other Libraries in this 
University. I send you this Advertisement, that you may know w* I am now 
doing. The Work is so forward that the iv 41 * Vol. is almost printed. 

I am, Rev d Sir, 

Your humble serv 4 , 

40 Edm. Hall, Oxon. 
Nov. 15, 1721. 

both to you, with your uncle, who lies abed alwaies, & I cannot go to se him* 
[PS.] ' I expect to heare from you now. Son, I have been of late told from 
a Lady of a Receipt if I can get a small parcell of money that will give 
Eass to the Rhumatick payns, which I intend to try, if I can procure so[m] 
small portion of som good Friend.' 

Nov. 15, [1721]. T. Baker to H. (Rawl. 22. i). Cannot meet with 
Thomas Bell's Roma Restituta. Account of Robert Baston from Bale's 
Anglorum Heliades. [See extract from this letter, Diary, p. 300.] 

1 Sic. i- 

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Nov. 16 (Th.). I am well inform 'd that, about two Months agoe, 
there was hang'd, for Robbing upon the Highway, a Man at Tyburne, 
who confess'd, among other Things, that he was the Man that murdered 
M r . Betham, and afterwards threw him into Fleet Ditch. 

Nov. 17 (Fri.). In old time there lived at Westminster one Richard 
Castle, or Castler, who was commonly called The Clock of Westminster, 
because, being a Shoemaker by Trade, he was always up before four 
Clock in the Morning, Summer and Winter, by w cl Industry he thriv'd, 
& got 44 libs, per an., w ch he left (for he died without Children) to an 
Hospital. I remember there is an Account of this in Stowe's Survey 10 
of London. 

[Notes of a printed book omitted.] 

Nov. 19 (Sun.). I was told to-day, by an old Man, that some Years 
agoe, as they were sawing an old Oak by Sinodune Castle, near 
Dorchester, they were stopp'd, and wondering what should be the matter, 
they found it to be the Head of an Arrow, suppos'd to have been shot 
into it at some Siege. The said Sinodune Castle is commonly call'd 
Dunch Hills, & sometimes my Lady Dunche's Buttocks, as I have 
formerly noted. 

Nov. 20 (Mon.). Money is so extreme scarce at present (occasion'd 20 
by the South Sea Bubble) that the like was never known in this kingdom; 
insomuch that the News informs us that London was never known to be 
so thin within the Memory of Man, not half the Members of Parl. being 
come up, and a Bill is seen upon almost every Door.. 

From the Prints : 

On Saturday, the i i th inst., his Grace James, Duke of Chandos, the Right 
Hon. David, Earl of Portmore, and Charles, Lord Cornwallis, were, by his 
Majesty's Command, sworn of his Majesty's Privy Councill, and took their 
Places at the Board accordingly. His Grace the Duke of Chandos likewise 
took the Oaths as Lord Lieutenant of the Counties of Hereford and Radnor. 30 

A Monument is preparing to be set up in Westminster Abbey, in Memory 
of the late Bishop of Rochester (D r . Sprat) and his Son, M r . Archdeacon 
Sprat, at the Expence of John Friend, M.D. 

The Reverend D r . Maplethorp dyed lately, in a very advanc'd Age. The 
Living is in the Gift of the Dean and Chapter of S*. Paul's. 

One Brinley * was lately committed to Oxford Goal for the Murder of his 
own Father, at a Place called Lillingstons Luffeld, near Buckingham (a part 
of the Town where the Murder was committed being in the County of Oxon.). 
This yong Man was Apprentice at a neighbouring Town, and his Father 
allowed him i8d. a Week for Expences, which he not thinking sufficient, came 40 
to his Father, as he was at work in his own Ground, and with a Bill clove 
him down the Head, giving him seven or eight Blows 2 . 

Nov. 16, 1721. B. Gale to H. (Rawl. 27*. 306). Has been too busy to 
collate the sheets himself, but Mr. Casley has done it very accurately, as he 
says. Will send them by stage-coach on Monday. [PS.] Has not been able 
to procure as many subscribers as he hoped. 

1 Spicer Bromley. 

8 N3. 'Tis true that there was such a Man as is here mentioned put into Oxford Castle 
lately for Murder of his Father. 


On Wednesday (Nov. 15) an Express arriv'd from Plimouth with the 
melancholly News of the Loss of the Royal Anne Galley (a Curious, fine 
Ship, built in the late Reign, after a new Model, by his Grace the Duke 
of Leeds), of 42 Guns, and 190 Men, besides Passengers, having on board 
the Lord Belhaven, who was going to his Government of Barbadoes. She was 
lost off the Lizard, a strong S.W. Wind blowing, and all aboard her were 
unfortunately lost, except three Sailors. 

Wednesday (Nov. 15) his Majesty's Letters Patent pass'd the Great Seal 

for Creating the R* Hon ble the L d Chancellor (Parker) Earl of Macclesfield, 

*o &c. His Lordship was the same Day introduc'd as such into the House 

of Peers, between the Right Hon ble the Earl of Sunderland and the R* Hon bl 

y Earl of Lincoln. 

We hear the Reverend and Hon ble D r . Henry Brydges, Brother to the 
Duke of Chandos, is presented by M r . Drake to the Living of Agmondesham 
in Bucks., valued at about 400!. a Year. 

[Story of a corpse being put into a bed, omitted.] 

We hear that the Reverend Dean of Rochester's (D r . Prat) Latin Grammar, 

which hath been so long expected, is in the Press, and will be published 

in a few Days. We have reason to suppose this will be a very excellent 

ao Performance, since, as we are well inform'd, he has spent many Years in 

composing it. 

So far the Prints. 

Nov. 21 (Tu.). Yesterday the Bells of S&. Mary's in Oxford rang 
(two Peals) for M r . Pearse, V. Princ. of Edm. Hall, who is made 
Chaplain to my L d Lechmere, & is presented to a Living in Lincolnshire 
by D r . White Kennett, Bt> of Peterborough. 

Nov. 22 (Wed. 1 ). Out of a Letter to me from the Rev. M r . Thomas 
Baker, of S*. John's-Coll., Cambr., dated Nov. 15, 1721 : 

I heard lately from D r . Tanner, I find he owns no other hand in the new 
30 Edition of that Work (Athenae Oxon.) except the additionall Lives, & is 
not pleased with the Printer or Publisher, & not without reason. The D r . 
in his Letter has these words, w ch I send you in his Vindication : There were 
(/ must &wn to you) several hard words &* passages more in the Original, which 
I thought good manners r* Christian Charity, and a regard to the old Gentleman's 
memory, obliged me to strike out. This I had also authority to do from the Author, 
as by writing under his hand; for w 6 *, perhaps, 1 may be blamed, as I am by 
others for not striking out more. 

So far from M r . Baker's Letter. D r . Tanner's Vindication is very 
poor & mean, & notwithstanding his pretended regard to the old Gentle- 
40 man's Memory (for in a contemptuous manner he is pleased to stile him 
the old Gentleman), he hath done more injury to it than by any one thing 
he could think upon. He hath altered aH things so, & made him talk in 
such a manner, as if M r . Wood had been a down right Villain, & had 
not known what even the most ignorant Scholar knows. How comes it, 
otherwise, to pass that more than once Gentlemen, when they are matricu- 
lated, are represented to take the Oaths of Allegiance & Supremacy ? 
M r . Wood could not write so, since nobody knew better that the Oath of 

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Supremacy only, & not the Oath of Allegiance, is then taken. Nor does 
the Statute require an Oath of Allegiance at that time. But this was added 
to bring a slur upon the University, and out of a trimming Design, as it 
was also out of Design to please the Trimmers that the D r . hath left out 
the just Characters of D r . Wallis & D r . Bathurst, w ch he ought to have kept 
in certainly as well as that of D r . South. But there is a vast Multitude of 
other Objections. I do not doubt but Tanner was guided by his Crony, 
D r . Arthur Charlett, commonly called the stupid Incumberer of the 
Ground, a great Admirer of Wallis & Bathurst, & a hater of South. 
What the D r . pretends about something under M r . Wood's own Hand I0 
to justify his Managem fc , is stuff. I am sure it cannot extend to the 
Liberty that hath been taken. When Tanner was recommended to 
M r . Wood (on his Death Bed) by Charlett, &, it may be, others, M r . Wood 
vehemently ask'd, Hath he Courage, will he be honest? repeating the words 
over & over. And when he was assured he had both Qualifications, he 
committed the Papers to him. But how he hath betray'd his Trust, this 
spurious Edition is a most wofull Instance. Nor does his blaming the 
Printer & Publisher clear him one bit. His Pretence to good manners 
6f X tian Charity is likewise slurring M r . Wood, as if he had not regard 
to either. Had Tanner kept strictly to either, he would not have per- 30 
mitted such a strange, spurious Ed. to come abroad. 

Nov. 23 (Th.). One Stephen Fletcher, an Oxford Bookseller, hath 
bought the late D r . John Keil's Study of Books, and given two hundred 
and twenty two Pounds for them. 

Nov. 24 (Pri.). There is another Thing, not mentioned above, w 6 * 1 
bears hard upon D r . Tanner, and that is his endeavouring to spoil the i Bfc , 
w ch is the authentick, Ed. of Athenae Oxon., by letting the Additions be 
thrown all together into one Work, whereas M r . Wood design'd they 
should come out in a distinct Volume. This he us'd mightily to talk of, 
& I have seen mention of the said iii d Volume several times, under his 3 
own hand, in the Ashm. Museum, & 'twas in this iii d Vol. that the Correc- 
tions were also to come ; and to have printed such a iii d Volume would 
have been Justice to former Purchasers. 

Nov. 26 (Sat.). Bower tells us, in his Continuation of Fordun, 
p. 1348, that great care was taken in England for the preserving the 
History of that Kingdom. For in every Monastery of a Royal Foun- 
dation they had a Scribe, or Writer, that noted down all the notable 
Things that happened during the King's Reign, with the exact Date of 
every Transaction, and in the next general Council immediately after the 

Nov. 23, 1721. F. Peck to H. (RawL 9. 10). By depending on a friend, 
has missed the Textus Roffensis. Wishes to subscribe for all H.'s publications 
relating to English antiquities. Makes him a present of 100 coins, and of 
a MS., once belonging to Sir Edward Bysshe, relating to Surrey and Sussex. 
Wants anything relating to the antiquities of Stamford or the sufferings of 
Charles I. Asks H. to help him to obtain a copy of some of Wood's MSS. 
at All Souls. [PS.] 'Your old Antagonist, y e BP of Peterborough, hath 
given me a Plate, & subscribed for 6 Setts of my Antiquities.' Proposals will 
be out in a month. 


King's Death, all those Chronologists met & gave in their Writings, & the 
Council, electing or pitching upon such as were skillfull & sagacious, 
ordered them to examin the Writings, & to extract & compile a Chronicle 
from them, & to put it in the Libraries of the foresaid Abbies, to be carefully 
kept there as authentick. The same Method Bower proposes for Scotland. 

Nov. 26 (Sun.). From the Weekly Journal or Saturday's Post, 
Saturd., Nov. 25, 1721 : 

They write from Busby in Yorkshire that a large Fish was lately driven on 
Shoar in the Teez River; it was 19 and half Yards long, 5 Yards high, the 
10 Head 5 Yards long, the under Jaw three Yards long, the Jaw-Bones a Yards 
distant; the Upper Jaw had Sockets to receive the Teeth of the Lower Jaw, 
w ch had 23 on one Side, and 17 larger on the other. There hath been 
a great Quantity of Oil made out of it. This Fish is supposed by some 
to have been a Bottle-Nose, there being no Fins as belong to Whales. It was 
driven on Shoar in the Royalty of Cholmondeley Turner, Esq., a Representa- 
tive of the B[o]rough of Northallerton. 

I have in my Study, Bellum Gregortanum, st've Corruptions Romance in 

Operibus D. Gregory M. Jussu Pontificum Rom. recognitis atque edi/is, 

ex Typographia Vattcana, loca tnsigmora, observala a Theologis ad hoc 

30 officium deputatis. Auctore Tho. James; Oxon., 1610, 4; in one Sheet. 

This is not taken notice of in Athense Oxon. 

Nov. 27 (Mon.). David his Oath of Allegeance to Jerusalem : A 
Sermon on Act Sunday, 1613, upon Psal. 137. 5, by Daniel Price, D r . of 
Div. Pr. at Oxon., 1613, 4. A. a Wood never saw it. 

Nov. 28 (Tu.). On Tuesday last died suddenly, of the Colick, the 
Daughter of M r . George Cooper, Register of Oxford. Her Husband is 
one M r . Pink, some time since a Commoner of Trinity Coll., & now 
a Lawyer in London, where she lived with him, and died in the Coach as 
she was, with another young Woman, going to make a Visit, being well 
30 before. 

Nov. 29 (Wed.). Yesterday Morning, about 9 Clock, died, of the 
Stone, M r . Wicombe, Mercer, and one of the Bayliffs of the City of 

Oxford, having kept in ever since Tuesday, Nov. 22 d [. ]. 

He was 41 Years old. He hath left a Widow and 4 Children. He hath 
had 7 Children in all, the youngest whereof, being about a Month old, 
was buried last Sunday Night, at All Saints, in w cn par st M r . Wicombe 
lived 'till a little before Michaelmass last, when he removed to S 4 . Peter's 
in the East J . 

Nov. 28, 1721. H. to Rev. John White (Diaries, 92. 197). Wants to 
know how Fordun may be sent, when finished. 

Nov. 29, 1721. H. to Rev. Thomas Leigh (Diaries, 92. 199). Please 
commission some one to receive and pay for Mr. Wright's copy of Fordun. 

Nov. 30, 1721. H. to R. Mead (Diaries, 92. 200). Account of the 
progress of Fordun. ' I very seldom nowadays hear from my Friend, 

1 He was bnried in All-Hallows' Church, on Frid., Dec. i, in the Afternoon. 

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Dec. 1 (Fri.). Yesterday Morning a Bedmaker of All Souls Coll. 
found M*. James Acton, LL.B., and Fellow of that College, dead by his 
Bed side. He had been at the Tavern the Night before with Company, 
was merry and chearfull, & came home in all appearance well, but is 
supposed to have been struck with an Apoplexy, as he was going to Bed, 
his Breeches (w ch he used to lay under his Head) being found in his 
Hand, and the Cloaths of the Bed just turned up for going into it. He 
took the Degree of Bach, of Law, April 30, 1 7 1 2 \ 

Dec. 2 (Sat.). My Friend, Thomas Rawlinson, Esq., being in Debt, 
is forced to sell Part of his most excellent Library, but then they are only 10 
Duplicates, as I have been inform'd. A Catalogue of such as are to be 
now sold is come out, with this Title: A Catalogue of choice and valuable 
Books in most Faculties and Languages, being Part of the Collection made 
by Thomas Rawlinson, Esq.; 8 V0 . The Catalogue is well drawn, and 
the Books are indeed curious and valuable. 

Dec. 3 (Sun.). The Actions of the Lowe Countries, written by S* Roger 
Williams, K*, Lond., 1618, 4, is an excell fc Book. I have it my Study, 
E. 2178. It is dedicated to my L d Bacon by Pe. Manwoode. There is 
an excell* Preface to it by Sir Jo. Haywarde. 

Dec. 4 (Mon.). The Speech at All Souls, on Saturday Night, upon 20 
M r . Acton, was made & spoke by M r . Fiddes, A.M. & Fellow of y* 
College. This M r . Fiddes was originally of Queen's Coll., & is Son in 
Law to D r . Waugh. 

Dec. 5 (Tu.). After M*. Joshuah Barnes had finished Homer, several 
of his Friends were urgent with him to publish the Greek Anthology, 
whereof there is a Copy in Bodley that was never yet printed. And 
perhaps, had he lived, he might have been preval'd upon. After his 
Death, or much thereabouts, M r . Obadiah Oddy, another excellent 
Grecian, copied the same from the MS. in Bodley, with a Design to 
publish it. But he afterwards threw himself out of a Window in London, 30 
& so perished, and I know not what became of his Books, nor of his 
Papers belonging to Dion Cassius, w ch he was several Years preparing 
for the Press 2 . 

Dec. 6 (Wed.). On Sunday last was Sennight, was married, in 
Merton College Chapell, M*. Fowle, A.M. of Hart-Hall, to the Daughter 

M*. Tho. Rawlinson. But yesterday I rec d the Catalogue of Part of his 
Books that are to be sold by Auction.' [See Diary, above.] ' The Books are 
indeed curious and valuable, agreeable to the Title, and I wish they may 
bring him a good Sum of Money, as they ought.' Glad R. M. is printing 
Cowper's Myotomia Reformata. [PS.] Death of Mr. Eyston. 

Dec. 1, 1721. H. to W. Foulkea (Diaries, 92. 203). Has had no answer 
to his letter of Feb. 9. Wants to know whether Sir John Bland, Mr. Drake, 
and Mr. Lewis want copies of Fordun. 

He was buried in the Coll. Chapell, Sat. Night, Dec. 2. 
They were procur'd all by the Earl of Oxford. 


of the late M*. Buddard, Gardiner, by Wadham Coll. The Match, it 
seems, was made up before her Father dyed, and 'tis said that he left by 
Will to his Daughter such a Sum of Money, provided she married 
M r . Fowle (mentioned, it seems, by Name in the Will) within six Months 
after his Decease. Dr. Newton, Principal of Hart-Hall, last Summer 
writ to M r . Fowle's Friends to break off the Match ; but nothing would 
do, M r . Fowle telling them he would have no body if he had not her. 
The Principal was the more urgent, because Fowle was a Tutor in 
the Hall. 

10 Dec. 7 (Th.). M r . Pearse hath just printed his Sermon that he 
preached at S*. Marie's, in the Afternoon, on Nov. 5 th last. I had heard 
before that 'twas a strange, incoherent Rhapsody, and so it appears to 
be. It is printed at the Theatre, and licensed by D r . Shippen, the 
present Vice-Chancellour. He intitles himself Robert Pearse, M.A., 
Vice-Principal of S*. Edmund's-Hall, Rector of Scotter in Lincolnshire, 
and Chaplain to the R* Hon bl > the Lord Lechmere, The said Scotter 
was given to him very lately by D r . Kennett, BP of Peterborough, and 
he went, on Tuesday last, out of Oxford in order to be instituted and 
inducted. The Sermon is dedicated to the L d Lechmere, and the 

20 Dedication is a very strange and odd one. The s d Lechmere, BP 
Kennett, & Alexander Denton, Esq., are his three Heroes. The first 
he calls the greatest Man of his Profession (i. e. the Common Law) & of 
the Age, the second he mightily extolls also (tho' very lately he used to 
decry him as a vile Wretch),