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of Siward, governor of Northumberland, is based upon no evidence, and may be treated as pure fiction. This Uchtred is named as a benefactor of the monastery of Yarrow, as were Liulf his father and Earl Aldred, his maternal grandfather (Leland, ' Col- lectanea,' ed. 1774, p. 383). His brother Morcar was placed under the tuition of the monks as a novice by his kinsman Earl Waldeve when the Earl gave the church of Tynemouth to that monastery (ibid. ; Hoveden, ed. Stubbs, i. 134; 'Hist. Dunelm. Script. Tres,' Surtees Soc., p. xviii ; ' Sym. Dunelmensis,' Surtees Soc., i. 99). Of Uchtred and Morcar, so far as I am aware, nothing further is known. It is, however, possible that Uchtred was the " Utredus films Ligolfi " who gave to St. Mary of York a third part of Croglin with the church, two oxgangs of land in Eston, parish of Arthuret, the mill of Scotby, half a ploughlancl in Cumwhinton, and tithe of the demesne of Temple Sowerby (' Cal. Chart., 1300-1326,' p. 116). There is no evidence that any of the places here named descended in the line of the donor. The notes relating to these gifts compiled by Chancellor Prescott in his edition of the ' Register of Wetherhal ' indicate that those towns were soon after in the possession of different holders of Cumberland and Westmorland fees.

A full century after the murder of Liulf, father of Uchtred and Morcar, which occurred in A.D. 1080, the first upon record of the house of Lumley comes into view in the person of Matthew de Lumley, who confirmed to Uchtred, son of Uchtred de Udeshende, and his heirs the town of Woodsend, which the grantor's father and uncle (unnamed) had given to the said Uchtred, son of Uchtred. Among the wit- nesses of this deed is Geoffrey de Conyers, parson of Sockburn, who is named in the Durham Pipe Roll for 1195-6 ('Priory of Finchale,' Surtees Soc., 76). About this time Agnes, relict of Ralph Prenthut of Lumley, gave to the monks of Finchale many parcels of land in Lumley, a fishery in Wear, and rent in Woodsend ; amongst the attestants being Matthew de Lumley and Matthew his son (ibid., 113). In the time of Bishop Hugh Pusac, probably between 1180 and 1190, William, son of Uchtred, with the consent of Juetta his wife and Agnes, sister of the same Juetta, gave to Gerard the Marshal in marriage with the grantor's sister a parcel of land in Durham lying before the monks' gate (' Feod. Prioratus Dunelm.,' Surtees Soc., 198 n.). Juetta


and Agnes were daughters and coheiresses of Robert de Heseldene, Agnes being the wife of Ralph Prenthut of Lumley. There are indications that William, son of Uchtred, acquired the name of Lumley from lands obtained in that town by marriage to the coheiress of Robert de Heseldene ( ' Priory of Finchale,' 113). It is possible that William, son of Uchtred, was brother of Uchtred, son of Uchtred de Woodsend, and that both were kinsmen of Matthew de Lumley ; but it is improbable that William and Matthew were brothers, as asserted by Segar in his ' Baronage.' In 1211 and again in 1213 Roger de Audre and William de Lumley each rendered account of 40s. for surety of Robert Bertram (Pipe Rolls).

The evidences for proof of the descent of Roger de Lumley, Kt., from William, son of Uchtred, are inadequate, but surer ground is reached in 1269, when Sibyl, wife of Roger de Lumley, was found to be one of the daughters and coheiresses of Hugh de Morewich, and then aged 21 years (' Cal. Inq.,' i. 230, 246).

W. FABBEB.

Hall Garth, Carnforth.

G. D. would probably do well to consult ' Records of the Lumleys of Lumley Castle,' by Edith Milner, edited by Edith Benham (George Bell & Sons, 1904).

ST. SWITHIN.

CAWDOB DISPATCH (10 S. xi. 508). The Cawdor dispatches and letters referred to by G. H. W. are in my possession. They are inserted in my Holland Rose's ' Napoleon,' extra-illustrated into 28 vols. folio (see ' Collectanea Napoleonica,' A. M. Broadley and W. V. Daniell, p. 48). Other portions of them are published in ' Napoleon and the Invasion of England ' (H. F. B. Wheeler and A. M. Broadley, vol. i. chap. iii.). They are also alluded to in ' Dumouriez and the Defence of England against Napoleon.' They have not been published in extenso, but all the material portions of them will be found in the above works and the G.W.R. travel-book 'South Wales, the Country of Castles.' A. M. BBOADLEY.

The Knapp, Bradpole, Bridport.

NAMES TEBKIBLE TO CHILDBEN (10 S. x. 509 ; xi. 53, 218, 356, 454). To the names that have appeared surely Morgan should be added. See Prof. Rhys's ' Celtic Folk- lore,' 1901, vol. i. p. 372. It is about the lake of Glasfryn in Wales :

" Mrs. Williams-Ellis's own words : ' Our younger boys have a crew of three little Welsh boys who live near the lake, to join them in their boat-sailing