ii s. XL FE*. 13, 1915.] NOTES AND QUERIES.
LETTER SOUGHT : SCOTTISH ECCLESI- ASTICAL AFFAIRS. Archbishop Spottiswood
of St. Andrews and Law wrote to King
James I. on 7 Dec., 1614, informing him that they had " brought to trial, convicted, and sentenced to death Ogilvie the Jesuit and his companions." According to a note appended to vol. i. of ' Letters on Eccle- siastic Affairs of Scotland, 1603-1625,' published by the Bannatyne Club in 1851, this letter was one in a volume of original letters in the possession of Dawson Turner, Esq., of Yarmouth. Could any of your readers inform me : (1) Whether the letter was ever published ? (2) Who possesses the original letter ? (3) Where a copy could be obtained ?
I am engaged on a life of Father John Ogilvie, S.J., and should be very grateful to any one who could help me to trace the letter. (Miss) M. CAHILL.
Grange Terrace, Broughty Ferry, Dundee.
WORDS OF SONG WANTED. Can any one give me the words of the old Irish hunting- song ' The Bed Fox ' (or ' Modheree-a-rua ') ? I should feel much obliged.
D ORCHESTER. Greywell, Winchfield.
JOSSELYN OF ESSEX. I shall be glad if any one with knowledge of this important Herts and Essex family can tell me how the following members of it join on to the main stem, many branches of which are recorded in the County Histories and Visitations.
The names Ralph, Geoffrey, and Gabriel, which occur in later generations, are evidences of connexion, as is also their association with Fyfield, the Willingales, and Braintree.
Helenor, who was widow of a Joslyn, was married to John Nevell of Fifield (will 1537) ; and his brother Gilbert, of Naylinghurst Hall, near Braintree (will 1550), was married to Helenor 's daughter Alice Joslyn.
Gilbert's brother-in-law, John Joslyn junior, of Mashbury, had purchased the reversion of Naylinghurst. Other Joslyn children of Helenor mentioned in her will of 1547 were Thomas, John senior, Symond, and Agnes married to John Turnysh.
There was also an Alice Nevill, widow, who was married to John Joslyn at Fyfield in 1544. He may have been the son of Helenor, as Helenor and Alice Joslyn were born and baptized at Fyfield in 1546 and 1550. There was a family of Nevills at the Willingales and Fyfield at this time who owned considerable property, and they were doubtless relatives of the John who married
Helenor Joslyn, though I have not been able to connect them.
I have many Joslyn wills of this and the main family, but cannot establish the con- nexion ; the family was a very prolific one, so doubtless the link is to be found.
Helenor was assessed to subsidies of 1539 and 1547 at 11. and SI., and John of Mash- bury at 10Z., so that they were people of means. RALPH NEVILL, F.S.A.
Castle Hill, Guildford.
.' GUIDE TO IRISH FICTION.' (See ante, pp. 47, 68, 89, 107.) I am engaged upon the second edition of my ' Guide ,to Irish Fiction,' the first edition of which appeared in 1910 (Longmans). I have a list of novels of Irish interest about which I have not yet been able to obtain any information. I should be grateful to any readers of ' N. & Q.' who would send me particulars of these books, or communicate with me direct, so that I might write to them personally and invite their kind co-operation. .1 should also be most grateful to any who happen to possess copies of my first edition, if they would point out any mistakes and omissions in it.
Adventurers, The ; or, Scenes in Ireland in the Reign of Elizabeth.
Charles Mowbray ; or, Duelling, a tale founded on fact.
Early Gaelic Erin ; or, Old Gaelic Stories of People and Places.
Edmund O'Hara : an Irish Tale.
Fictions of our Forefathers.
Frank O'Meara ; or, The Artist of Collingwood'
A Grey Life. &]
The Irish Dove ; or, Faults on Both Sides. |$
The Irish Excursion ; or, I Fear to Tell You.
The Irish Heiress. fll
The Irish Orphan Boy in a Scottish Home.
STEPHEN J. BROWN, S.J. Milltown Park, Dublin.
(To be concluded.)
HENLEY FAMILY : OVERSEERS : SAMPLER Can any correspondent tell me where to find some account of the Henley family ? I am anxious to identify a portrait known as " Col. Henley, who was a member of the Short Parliament," and who is also said to have been the brother of an Eliza- beth Henley (1659-1745) who married his tutor, John Ball (1655-1745). The dates obviously do not fit, and I am inclined to think that the portrait, which is thoroughly Koundhead in character, is of the father of Elizabeth and her colonel brother. John Ball's father, William (1622-71), was ejected from the living of Winsham, Somerset,