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10 s. xii. AUG. 21, 1909.] NOTES AND QUERIES.


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them any references such as those in the letters of Baron de Harold.

WALTEB JERROLD. Hampton-on-Thames.

A notable instance of foreign windows in English churches is in the chancel of Ashtead Church, Surrey. JOHN A. RANDOLPH.

JOHN KELSALL, MAYOR OF CHESTER (10 S. xi. 487). My copy of * Magna Britannia,'

  • ' vol. ii. part ii.," i.e. Lysons's 'Cheshire,'

1810, formerly belonged to Matthew Gregson, who added to it much printed matter, many illustrations, many coats of arms, drawn and coloured presumably by himself, and a good deal of manuscript.

At the beginning of the volume is a list of Mayors and Sheriffs of Chester, 1719-1821, not, I think, in Gregson's handwriting. The Mayor in 1767 is here called Thomas (not John) Kelsall. I give this for what it is worth.

In Lysons's ' Cheshire ' is the following :

" The Earl of Bridgwater, Lord Brackley's son, sold his estate at Dodleston, to Richard Kelsall, Esq., of Trafford ; it is now the property of John Glegg, Esq., of Withington, who married Bridget, daughter and heiress of the late John Kelsall, Esq." P. 651. Following p. 356 Gregson has inserted a leaf of coats of arms drawn, &c., no doubt by himself. Among them is that of Kelsall of Kelsall. For the references to Kelsall in Lysons see the indexes.

A Roger Kelsal (Cheshire) was admitted a pensioner of Jesus College, Cambridge, 1 July, 1659 (see The Palatine Note-book for 1883, i.e., vol. iii. p. 267) The list in which he appears is taken from Cole's MSS., vol. xix., in the British Museum (Add. MS. 5, 820).

One Reginald Kelsall was a .seat-holder at Ashton - upon - Mersey Parish Church, March, 1742 (Palatine Note-book, ibid., p. 235). ROBERT PIERPOINT.

Kerry's ' St. Lawrence's Municipal Church at Reading, Berks,' p. 168, has copy of the will of Henry Kelsall (Somerset House, Reg. Vox, fo/5), dated 12 Nov., 1493. In addition to property in Reading, the testator mentions two tenements in the town of Southampton, pasture in the Isle of Wight, &c. He had brothers Thomas and Roger, and sisters Margaret Bosden, Jonett Swyn- toii, and Elizabeth, wife of Thomas Madok of Knottesford. After enumerating be- quests of 6,9. 8d. each to twenty-two churches, he bequeaths 20s. to the parish church of Knottesford. Also :

" I will and charge that a Tenour bell, to be made according to the iiij bells that now hange in the


Stepyll of Saynte Lawrence church of Reding, to the some of," &c.,

to be called " Henry, the bell of lesu." In 1498-9 the following record occurs :

" Itm. payed for halowyng of the grete bell namyd Harry, vi 9 . viii d ."

Another member of the familv occurs in 1503/4 :

"Rec. of Randall Kelsall for wast of torchis at ye yer rnynd of Harry Kelsall, x d . "

1517. "In the grave of Rand. Kelsalls moder, vii". ij d ." (No charge for the bell.)

1528. " For the knell of Randall Kelsall, nil."

Mr. Kerry remarks that the remission of the ringing fee would seem to indicate that Randall was a very near relative, if not the son, of Henry, although he is not once named in the will of the latter.

According to Coates ( ' History of Reading, ' Appendix), Henry Kelsall and William Erne were elected to Parliament in 1483.

R. J. FYNMORE.

Sandgate, Kent.

CASTOR OIL (10 S. xi. 406). If C. C. B. is correct in thinking that, with the exception of Eraser's account in the unidentified " Medical Essays of London," Can vane's ' Dissertation on the Oleum Palmae Christi ' is the earliest treatise on castor oil, it is important to ascertain its date of publica- tion. The second edition, London, 1769, is dated ; but the first edition, Bath, is not dated. Following the British Museum Catalogue, C. C. B. states that " the date of his treatise is 1766." On the other hand, in the ' N.E.D.' the treatise is assigned to 1746. The statement on p. 81, "In the Influenza, that was epidemical in the year 1762, this medicine, taken twice a week, with sufficient diluting, was of excellent service," proves that the treatise could not have been printed before 1762. No doubt the true date is 1764, for its publica- tion is noted in The London Magazine for Sept., 1764 (xxxiii. 488) ; while there is a long notice, with extracts, in The Gentleman's Magazine for Feb., 1765 (xxxv. 61-5). In the latter is also reproduced the illustration of ' The Palma Christi, or Ricinus Americanus, commonly call'd the

astor Plant.' In TJie Gentleman's Magazine for April, 1770, will also be found ' Obser- vations on the Use of Castor Oil,' signed

Humanus," a physician who had re- sided in the West Indies.

ALBERT MATTHEWS.

Boston, U.S.