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10 s. XIL JULY 10, 1909.] NOTES AND QUERIES.


Edmund Witherley. What relation was Nevil Witherley to this Edmund ? Another sister of Lady Browne's, Willoughby Mile- ham, is not accounted for in the Mileham pedigrees I have seen.

The Browne relations are numerous and most perplexing. Sir Thomas, in his letters, mentions the following " cozens " Barker, Hobbs, Cradock, Townshend ; Astley and lite lady (this was Dean Astley and his wife, who was a daughter of J. Hobart, to whom Sir Thomas signs himself " your unworthy Kinsman " the kinship apparently being through Lady Browne, whose mother was a daughter of John Hobart, but his place in the Hobarfc pedigree is unknown to me) ; cozen Witherley (his wife's niece) ; cozen Bendish ; cozen John Cradock ; cozen Buck ; cozen Rotheram ; and greater puzzle still " my sister Whiting."

Lady Browne names as "cozens" Buck- barg (sic) Bendish ; Felton ; Mr. Cottrell; the Howells ; Tenison (wife of Joseph Tenison her nephew, son of Archdeacon Tenison and her sister Anne Mileham).

Edward Browne, Sir Thomas's son, in his diary mentions the following relatives, viz., < my uncle Bendish, who perhaps now f!669] is Mayor"; aunt Bendish; cozen Betty Cradock, doubtless the Elizabeth whose will MR. JOHNSON quotes ; cozen Garway (his great-grandfather was Garway or Garraway) ; cozen Barker ; aunt Tenison (see above) ; aunt Gaw T dy ; and " my dear sister Cottrell."

Allowing for the loose use of "cozen" in those times, and even of " sister," though I have given much time and investigation to the kin of Sir Thomas, Lady, and Edward Browne, I have yet failed to unravel the relationships of most of the foregoing, and I should be grateful to any correspondent who would help to throw light on them.


BLACK DAVIES (10 S. xi. 507). There is a most unfavourable notice of this person at pp. 35-41 of * The Minor Jockey Club, or, A Sketch of the Manners of the Greeks,' published for R. Farnham, and sold by the booksellers at Bath, Newmarket, York, and London, n.d. (?1794). This is a work in the same style as ' The Jockey Club,' and writing -of Davies, the author says :

" His friend Louse P...g...t, in the Jockey Club, has treated his old friend with most unjust and \mpardonable severity, which was not to be ex- pected, as there appears a wonderful similitude in the disposition of these worthies."

I find that in 1820 the gambling house 10, King Street, was kept by " the elder

Davis." I do not know if this could have been Black Davis, who at one time kept a house in St. James's Street. F. JESSEL.

DR. JOHNSON'S WATCH (10 S. xi. 231, 494; xii. 12). There is, as MB. LYNN states at the last reference, no textual authority for yap. But I think it was inserted in order to suggest more clearly the previous in- junction to work in the Biblical passage, otherwise " the night cometh " might naturally be t&ken as an injunction to rest. I note that yap is in the right place as second word. Walter Scott's sundial had apparently the same inscription with yap. It is figured on the frontispiece of his 'Journal' (2 vols., Edinburgh, David Douglas, 1890), and on the page of tissue paper over it is quoted :

" ' I must home to work while it is called day ; for the night cometh when no man can work. I put that text, many a year ago, on my dial-stone ; but it often preached in vain.' Scott's 'Life,' x. 88."

Where did Scott get this form of the motto ? Is there any record of his deriving it from Johnson ? * HIPPOCLIDES.

HENRY EMBLIN AND THEODOSIUS KEEN (10 S. xi. 448). There is an account of the first-named architect in the ' D.]ST.B.' under Emlyn, the customary spelling of his name. To this may be added that one of his daugh- ters married Capell Lofft the elder (q.v.) ; while another, Maria, was the first wife of Thomas Clio Rickman (q.v.), under whose notice, however, this fact is not stated. I can give further particulars of this mar- riage, if required.

It is, of course, ungraceful to criticize a work of such profound value and interest as the ' D.N.B.,' but it must be said that the absence therefrom of systematic genea- logical information is the despair of the rapidly increasing number of students of heredity, to whom the pedigrees of the persons whose biographies are to be found therein form an obvious field of research.

Another instance that occurs to me of this lack of system is in the case of Sir Richard Owen, the anatomist, the name of whose wife (though mentioned, with the fact of her marriage, in the account of Clift, her father) does not appear in his own biography. PERCEVAL LUCAS.

The restoration of St. George's Chapel, Windsor, in 1787-90 was carried out by Henry Emlyn (not Emblin), an architect resident at Windsor, and the author of ' A Proposition for a New Order of Architecture, with Rules for drawing its Several Parts,*