NOTES AND QUERIES, [ii s. XL JAK. so,
It seeras more probable that trees were only found in certain sheltered spots, such as Wistman's Wood, Fur Tor Wood, and Brimpts. Subject as mentioned below, it is believed that there have not been any sub- stantial clearings since Drake's time.
There is a tradition that trees were cut at Brimpts some hundred years ago, and that near Princetown the prison authorities have done a little cutting. These operations would not have any appreciable eftect upon the Biver Meavjr, which supplies the Burrator Reservoir.
It is thought that Drake's Leat was cut for the purposes of his own mills, and not for the benefit of the town of Plymouth. M.
BEAMISH (US. xi. 47). The Rev. Henry Hamilton Beamish, a distinguished preacher and controversialist the only son of the Rev. Samuel Beamish of Moun.tbeamish, co. Cork, Vicar of Kinsale, by his second marriage (1791) with Mary, daughter of Joshua Hamilton, brother of the Right Hon. Sack- ville Hamilton, M.P., Secretary of State for Ireland, and grandson of General (the first Viscount) Boyne succeeded his father as Vicar of Kinsale, and was successively minister of Trinity Chapel, Conduit Street, London, 1832-62; Vicar of Old Cleeve, Somerset, 1 862-5; Vicar of Wimbish, Essex, 1865-9; and Rector of Lillingstone Dayrell, Bucks, 1869, to his death, 23 Feb., 1872. (Frederic Boase, 'Modern English Biography,' vol. i., 1892, col. 207; Burke's ' Landed Gentry of Great Britain and Ire land,' 1898, vol. ii. p. 24, s.n. ' Beamish of Half -Way Street House.')
DANIEL HIPWELL. [MR. HUMPHREYS also thanked for reply.]
NAMES ON COFFINS (11 S. xi. 29, 76). In looking over an eighteenth-century under- taker's account books I was shown, among other papers connected with burials carried out by the firm, some engravings of arms and crests, facsimiles of coffin -plates. These designs, which I have in my possession, are boldly executed, but, unfortunately, the shields have been roughly cut out, anc possibly the plate, which should have been placed beneath with the inscription, was lost in consequence. In a few instances th name and date have been written on the back of arms in ink now faded with age The writing was evidently done before the designs were cut out from the sheet on which they were printed, and would reach beyond the outline of the shield, hence the loss of the Christian names before Lethieullier and Pattison.
In reply to MR. PRICE'S query, I can quote from the above source the date of the coffin-plate of Lady Catherine Hanroer, whose death occurred 16 Feb., 1748. She was the daughter of the first Earl of Egmont r and married Thomas Hanmer, Esq., M.P. r and bears in a lozenge -shaped shield the arms of Hanmer impaling Perceval.
Two later dates are " Lethieullier,
Esq., died 7th July, 1752, aged 46," and
Pattison, Esq., died 22nd March, 1761,
In 85 J r ." M. S. T.
"COLE": "CooLE" (11 S. xi. 48). Kolla in Greek, colle in French, colla in Italian, Spanish, and Mediaeval Latin, all mean glue, but neither glue nor size is used "or whitewashing (ad dealbandum) or starch- ing. Is not " cole " in the Newcastle entries a misreading for " calce " (lime)?
L. L. 1C.
May I quote Bailey's Dictionary, edition 1770? This gives "Colla (xoAAa, Gr.). Glue : any thing glutinous, or of the nature of Glue "; also " Coleris earth, a sort of colour for painting." W. S. B. H.
TRIAL OF WARREN HASTINGS (11 S. z. 61). MR. BAYLEY'S valuable note on Sheridan at the above reference is slightly misleading in one detail. Speaking of three tickets issued for the trial of Warren Hastings, he says, " The third ticket is for the thirty -fifth and last day of the trial, Friday, the 13th (1788)." This should read "last day of the im- peachment." The end of the trial was reached only in 1795, and I have in my own possession a ticket for the 142nd day, signed and sealed by Walpole.
' CHICKSEED WITHOUT CHICKWEED' (1-1 S. x. 366, 418). This was one of my early reading-books about 1840. I think it was in limp green cloth covers without any de- vices, but only the lettering. I remember overhearing Mr. R. T. Cussons, bookseller of Hull, recommend it to my father as a suitable book for us children as we stood in his shop. J. T. F.
CONTARINE FAMILY (US. xi. 48). By a curious coincidence I have just happened, in my late father's transcripts of the Regis- ters of St. Oswald's Church, Chester, on the answer to my own query, which may be of use to others interested in Goldsmith records :
" Mr. Austen Contarine and Mrs. Mary Chaloner married 23 April, 1680."
T. CANN HUGHES, M.A.,