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NOTES AND QUERIES. [io s. XIL SEPT. 25, 1909.

the jealousy of the Common Law Courts, cases continued to be heard down to the period of the Civil War. See, for further information, ' Select Cases in the Court of Requests ' (Selden Society).


Blackstone, quoting from Smith's * Com- monwealth,' b. iii. c. 7, says that the matters cognizable in this Court, immediately before its dissolution, were

  • almost all suits, that by colour of equity, or sup-

plication made to the prince, might be brought before him ; but originally and properly all poor men's suits, which were made to his majesty by supplication ; and upon which they were entitled to have right, without payment of any money for the same." Blackstone's 'Commentaries,' 15th ed., vol. iii. 51 ; book iii. ch. 4.

He adds that the jurisdiction of this Court was virtually abolished by the statute 16 Car. I., c. 10.

It may be observed that in this statute (1641), which abolished the Court of Star Chamber and other Courts, the term "Court of Requests " nowhere occurs. But Black- stone's authority is undoubted ; and if the Court was abolished by this statute, this must have been done by section 4, sub- section 6, or by section 5, or by both.

This Court must not be confused with the Courts of Requests for recovering debts not exceeding 40s., which existed from the time of Henry VIII. till they were in effect abolished by the Act of 1846, establishing county courts, and the Order in Council, 1847, made under that Act (Blackstone, 15th ed., vol. iii. 81 ; book iii. ch. 6 ; Stephen's 4 Commentaries,' 8th ed., vol. iii. 285 ; book v. ch. iv.). MARIE AMBERELLI.

F. B. will find all the information which he probably requires in Sir Wm. Anson's 'Law and Custom ofjthe Constitution,' Mr. A. T. Carter's ' History of English Legal Institutions,' and Mr. R. Storry Deans' s

  • Student's Legal History.'

LEONARD J. HODSON. Robertsbridge, Sussex.

OREGON (10 S. xii. 169). Canon Taylor in ' Names and their Histories,' s.v., pointed out the improbability of the Sioux Indians having been acquainted with any Spanish name. H. P. L.

ST. BARBARA'S EMBLEMS (10 S. xii. 168, 216). I am much obliged to the correspond- ents who have kindly enlightened me as to St. Barbara's emblems. As I am unable to refer to the ' Archaeologisches Worter- buch,' mentioned by L. L. K. at 10 S. x.

373, it would be a great kindness if that cor- respondent would quote for me the informa- tion therein contained. HELGA.

" CASTLE INN," BIRMINGHAM (10 S. xiL 168). This inn was situated in High Street, nearly opposite the end of Union Street. It is shown upon a map of Birmingham published in 1849, but is not now in exist- ence ; its memory is preserved, however, in the names Castle Buildings and Castle Street. BENJ. WALKER.

Gravelly Hill, Erdingtou.

JOANNA AND THE WESTMORLAND HILLS (10 S. xii. 210). " Joanna's laugh " is described in Wordsworth's lines ' To Joanna/ the second of the ' Poems on the Naming of Places.' M. A. M. M.

fS. B. arid T. M. W. also refer to Wordsworth.]

JAMES II. 's LAST WORDS (10 S. xii. 210). See the account of his death in the twenty- fifth chapter of Macaulay's ' History of England ' ; also in ' James Francis Edward, the Old Chevalier,' by Martin Haile, chap. ii. p. 54. F. E. R. POLLARD -URQUHART. Craigstoii Castle, Turriff, N.B.

See ' Somers Tracts,' vol. XL p. 339, for account of sickness and death of James, 1701 ; and p. 342 for dying words of James- to his son and daughter and the French king. A. R. BAYLEY.

TILDENS OF TENTERDEN (10 S. xii. 168). In Berry's ' Kentish Genealogies ' may be found a pedigree of Tyldens of Milsted (p. 30). I do not, however, see the name of Nathaniel. R. J. FYNMORE.

Sand gate.

"No FLOWERS" (10 S. xii. 130, 178). In the ' Octavius ' of Minucius Felix, a dialogue between a Christian and a pagan, written probably before 200 A.D., the Christian speaker says :

"It is true also that we do not place wreaths on our dead. In truth, I am rather surprised at your own custom ; you burn a corpse on the hypothesis that it cannot feel, and you crown it on the contrary supposition, although the dead man does not want flowers if he is happy, and cannot enjoy them if he is not."

A, A. B.

'BROWNING AS A PREACHER' (10 S. xii. 187). The author is Miss E. Dickinson West. The article appeared in The Dark Blue, vol. ii., Oct. and Nov., 1871, pp. 171-84 and 304-19, and is signed by the author. See also T. J. Wise's * Bibliography of Robert Browning.' R. A. POTTS,