NOTES AND QUERIES.
R. OLIVEB HESLOP.
[In the ' Clergy Directory' we find a name which
the bearer writes St. Clair spelt Sinclair. It is a
second, and not a final, name.]
of ' N. & Q:,' 1899-1900. Is he still living ?
Information much desiderated.
COTTYNGHAH WILL.—Among the ' Will»
proved in Prerogative Court of Canterbury,
1383-1658' (British Record Society); under154C occurs that of "Cottyngbam, William,
St. Marten, Ludgate, London, 29 Alep.
Where can I see this will? 1 have tried
Somerset House, but the will is not there.
'GOD SAVE THE KING' PAEODIED.—An old
WOFFINGTON. — Can any reader who is man who, if he were alive, would be more
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Mary, and Singin for S t John—are equally
familiar. I have also met with Sample for
St. Paul, Stauton for S t Anthony, and Sintlin for St. Helen. As these contractions
occur not infrequently in documents where
their forms obscure the actual names, it
would be of service to have a collection of
all known instances. Can such a list be
[io»> s. IL JPLY 30,
than a hundred years of age, used to sing a>
interested in nomenclature oblige with the parody
on ' God save the King,' in which the
information whether Woffington is a root- following
lines occurred :—
name or a mere variant) Dragged once
Bring us good ale in store,
upon a time from obscurity by the genius of
And when that's done send us more
a great but lowly-born actress, the name
And the key of the cellar door.
has always been rare, and now seems to be
extinct. Although possessing an unmis- Has this ditty ever been printed t and if i t
K. P. D. E.
takable English air it is, I am told, Flemish has, where can I see it 1
in its origin : a tact—if fact it be—that
EDMUND HAIXEY, SUBGEON R.N.—A letter
would seemingly account fop its infrequency from the Public Record Office, dated 17 Nov.,
in our country. Information on ; the point 1898, signed by the late Mr. J. J. Cartwright>
would also be thankfully received.
courteously conveys the information followIf the current directories of the principal ing, as the result of a search tnade,_ under
cities in the United Kingdom
be any criterion, direction of the Deputy - Keeper, in the
the name Woffington is1 now no longer Admiralty records, relative to Edmund
extant. In them one can only trace possible Halley, Surgeon RN.:—
variants in Woffenden, Woffendon, Woffindin,
Ship, Dursley; rank, surgeon; entered
Wolfenden, Wolfendin, Wolfington, Woolfen- 8 May, 1732 ; discharged 15 January, 1733.
den, Woffendale, and Wolfendale. I t is Quitted.
noteworthy that in Dublin, the natal city of
Half-pay surgeon ; entered 21 Feb., 1733 ;
Peg Woffington, records of the Woffendens discharged 13 Sept., 1739.
are to be found as far back as the year 1664.
Ship, Bristoll; rank, surgeon; entered
REGINALD Q. LA WHENCE.
14 Sept., 1739-discharged 8 Aug., 1740. His
LADY ELIZABETH GERMAIN.—Is there an wife Isabella, Ex.
Is it known in what parish he resided or
engraved portrait of this lady ? or where can
where he was buried 1 His domicile in 173ft
any other portrait of her be seen ?
appears to have been on property, presumably
in or near London, formerly belonging to hia
" REVERSION " OF TREES.—I shall esteem it paternal grandfather (see 9th S. xi. 464).
ft favour if any of your correspondents can
EUGENE FAIRFIELP MCPIKB.
inform me whether any, and if so what, Chicago, U.S.
special name is given to trees, such as the
THOMAS RAYNOLDS. — In his ' Memorials
orange and plum, the seeds of which appa
rently revert to their original wild type; also Ecclesiastical of King Edward VI.,' ch. xix->
whether a list of them is given in any Strype gives at the year 1552 a list of persons
excepted f rorn the general pardon granted by
the king. Nearly at the end of the list we
GEORGE STEINMAN STEINMAN. — This able find " Thomas Raynolds of Whitstable, in the
antiquary, the historian of Croydon and county of Kent, and another Thomas Raybiographer of Court favourites in the days nolds. Who was the second Thomas Rayof the second Charles, was an occasional con- nolds ? Was he an ecclesiastic 1 And what
tributor to ' N. & Q.' from
1852 to 1869. His was his offence 1
'Notes on Grammont1 (1* S. viii. 461) are
especially valuable. His separate publicaTWERTON VICARS.—In September last some
tions cover the period 1833-80. I do not see queries as to a few former vicars of Twerton,
MR. STEINMAN'S name in the Jubilee lists Somerset, were so readily and truly ariswerea