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10 s. xii. JULY 24, im] NOTES AND QUERIES.



CONTENTS.-No. 291.

NOTES : Guy and Agnes Ayno, 61 The Parker Consecra- tion, 62 Dodsley's Collection of Poetry, 63 'The Com- plete Peerage 'Etymology of " Coffee "Towers of Westminster Abbey, 64 Antiquity of Trade-Marks "Saracen's Head," Snow Hill England in London- Coleridge and Opium, 65 "Te Igitur "" Sceptic ": " Sceugn "Devonshire Superstitions Rossall Slang, 66.

QUERIES :' How a Man may choose a Good Wife' "Legend Weight" Geneva and Calvin Schopenhauer in English Milton on the Palm, 67 Alexandra Institu- tion for the Blind Imprisonment : Jury Homer in the Eighteenth Century "The Scomer upon the Hope" Eliza Fenning's Execution "The" prefixed to Place- Naines, 68 M.P.s Unidentified W. C Plowden in Abys- siniaEpitaph in ' The Antiquary,' 69 Tommy Short on Aristotle, 70.

REPLIES : Miss La Roche : Sir F. B. Delaval " Chops of the Channel," 70 Harvest Supper Songs Seething Lane Robert Noyes Astronomy in the Middle Ages Hocktide at Hexton, 71 Bergerode, 73 John Slade, Dorset -Munro of Novar Capt. MacCarthy, 74" Bring," Archaic Use " Bosting," 75 Capt. Rutherfurd "Davelly" Rain Shylock Tract " Seynt-pro-seynt," 76 " Comether " " Pudding " William the Conqueror and Barking Duels between Women Cowper Misprint- William Guild, 77 "Gala rag whethow" 'Nouveaux Tableaux de Famille ' " Tudor ": "." Tidder "Girdle- stone Thackeray and Hood Herrick on the Yew 41 Branne and Water "Abbots of Evesham, 78 -Robinson Crusoe's Descendants, 79.

NOTES OX BOOKS :-Ramsay's Translation of Tacitus- First Translations of Great Foreign Classics -Scott's 1 Tales of a Grandfather ' and Cobbetfs ' Rural Rides.'

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AMONG the kin of William of Wykeham, Bishop of Winchester, there was a certain Agnes, who, in a settlement that the Bishop made of the manors of Burnham and Brene, Somerset, in July, 1396, was described as

    • Agneti uxori nuper Guidonis Ayno."

The late Canon Moberly in his ' Life of Wykeham ' (2nd ed., p. 304, n. 2) sought to connect this Guy Ayno with Oxfordshire, on the assumption that he bore a local name " from Aynho, near Banbury," which would seem to mean Aynho within the borders of Northants. But there appear to me to be reasons for suggesting that he was of the family of Heynow or Haynow, of Stenbury, Godshill, in the Isle of Wight.

1. Several members of that family were Winchester scholars : Thomas, one of the seventy who entered the College buildings when first ready for occupation in 1394 ; another Thomas, who headed the list of 1439 ; Richard, 1449 ; and John, 1466. INow both Richard and John were expressly

stated in the register of admissions to be founder's kin.

2. There was a Guy Heyno, of the same family, whom it seems reasonable to identify with the Guy Ayno referred to in the above- mentioned settlement. He was the son' and heir of William Heyno, who died -in 1375, owner of Stenbury, a manor held by knight's service as of the lordship of Caris- brooke Castle and by an annual payment at the lord's manor of Bowcomb. At that date the lord of the castle was Ingelram de Couci, who, coming to England in 1360 as one of the hostages for King John of France, had subsequently married Isabella, eldest daughter of Edward III., and become Earl of Bedford and lord of the Isle of Wight. As Guy Heyno was under age at his father's death, he and his manor thereupon passed into De Couci' s custody. De Couci granted away . the boy's wardship and marriage to Christina Berland, and she afterwards to Thomas del Isle, whose executors were in occupation of Stenbury when Guy Ayno came of age in 1383 and petitioned for livery of his lands. For the commission to William Ryngebourn and others to inquire into the petition, see Patent Rolls 7 R. II. pt. 2, m. 25d. ; and for their return, dated at Newport, I. of W., 16 May, 1384, see Inq. p. m. 7 R. II., No. 46. It may be added that Carisbrooke Castle had by then come ,t3 the King's hands by reason (as stated in the return) of De Couci's adher- ence to the French ; for upon Richard II.'s accession De Couci renounced allegiance to England, and returned into the service of France.

According to Worsley's ' Isle of Wight ' (1781), p. 220,

' ' the manor of Stenbury was held by the family of De Aula from after the Norman conquest, from whom it descended to that of Heyno, who enjoyed it for more than two centuries, and lived at the manor house, which was surrounded by a moat."

At any late, William de Heynou had the manor in 1316 ('Feudal Aids,' ii. 321); and under the will of Thomas Hay no we, who died in 1506 (P.C.C., 13 Adeane), it became divisible among five of his daughters and coheirs, Mary, Elizabeth, Annes, Kate- rine, and Grace, some provision being made for two other daughters, Bone and Mildred, who were nuns at Wynteney (Hart- ley-Wintney). At 10 S. iv. 270 MB. A. T. EVERITT mentioned that Mary, one of these daughters, was the first wife of William Pound of Drayton, Hants.

Precisely how Agnes Ayno was related to William of Wykeham has long been tut a