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ii s. XL MAR. is, i9i5.] NOTES AND QUERIES.



CONTENTS. No. 272.

1NOTES: English Chaplains at Aleppo, 201 Letters of Lady Anne Babington and her Daughter, 202 Holcroft Bibliography, 203 Inscriptions in the Ancien Cimettere, Mentone, 205 The Welsh Guards : Motto and Emblems, 206 "Star Chamber "" Sea-divinity "Florence Night- ingale " Route-march " " Peaceable " as a Surname " Wait till the tail breaks," 207.

'QUERIES : Woolmer or Wolmer Family Cyder Cellars- Scott's ' Woodstock ' Rumley Family Standard-Bearer at Bosworth Field Fawcett of Walthamstow : ' Agnes ' J. Hill, 208 Family of Henry Vaughan T/u'a Ka-mra KaKitrra "The Reader of Liverpool " Mordaunt's ' Obit- uary _ The red, white, and blue " " Peace with honour " ' Napoleon at Fontainebleau and Elba 'Thomas Ravis, Bishop of London Biographical Information Wanted Acton-Burnell, Shropshire, 209 Brotherhood of St. Sulpice Marybone Lane and S wallow Street Belinus Ballard's Lane, Finchley Theatrical Life, 1875-85 Royal Regiment of Artillery Leitens ' Life,' Poem recited by Clifford Harrison * The Fruit Girl,' 210 "Sir Andrew "Lady Mary Wortley Montagu Amalaf ricla in Procopius Photo- graph of Dickens, 211.

REPLIES : Massacre of St. Bartholomew Medal, 211 Ellops and Scorpion, 212 Packet-Boat Charges Klbee Family " Cole " or "Coole," 213 Pronunciation : its Changes De Glamorgan, 214 M. V. de la Croze W. Roberts, Esq. Royal Regiment of Artillery " By hook and crook," 215 D'Oyley's Warehouse" Wangle," 216 Solomon's Advice to his Son The Pronunciation of " Chopin "Heraldry without Tinctures Lion with Rose Author of Hymns Wanted The Knights Templars : Alleged Appropriation Reversed Engravings Punctua- tion Pictures and Puritans, 217 Starlings taught to Speak De Quincey on "Time for direct intellectual culture" Harrison=Green- Henley Family Da Costa: Brydges Willyams Savery Family, 218.

NOTES ON BOOKS : ' The Gospel of Nicodemus and Kindred Documents ' ' The Cornhill ' ' The Burlington ' 'The Antiquary.'

Booksellers' Catalogues.



THE following notes on the chaplains of the old English colony at Aleppo appointed by the Levant Company may be of some interest. The approach of the new railways and the probable " development " of the town threaten considerable changes through- out this part of the world. The later history of the famous " Levant Company " is but little known, and the fragmentary series of Letter-Books and papers at the Public Hecord Office is awaiting arrangement and publication.

John Udall. Said to have been appointed at his own request whilst in prison for writing tracts against episcopacy.* Author oi the first Hebrew grammar written in English. Probably the first chaplain.

  • Author of ' A New Discovery of Old Ponti-

"flcall Practises, and Tyrannical Persecution of John Udall, ' a scarce sixteenth-century 4to.

William Biddulph. About 1600. Wrote an account of his journey from Aleppo to Jeru- salem. Mentioned in Lightfoot's ' Horae He- braicse.'

Charles Robson. 1628.

Thomas Pritchett. 1636.

Bartholomew Chaffield. 1641-85. Tomb in the Aleppo cemetery. About this time the famous Bishop Frampton ( No n juror) visited Aleppo, and acted as chaplain (see Maundrell's ' Jour- ney ').

Henry Maundrell. 1695-1701. Author of an account of a journey from Aleppo to Jerusalem, a popular book in several editions.

Thomas Owen. 1706-16. Buried at Aleppo. Author of a printed sermon in the Guildhall Collection, preached at St. Benet Fink.

Edward Edwards. 1729-42. Buried at Aleppo.

Charles Holloway. 1742-58. Buried at Aleppo.

Thomas Dawes. 1758-69.

Eleazar Edwards. 1769-70.

Robert Fosten. 1770-78.

John Hussey. 1779-82. This is apparently the last on the list.

Amongst the documents at the P.R.O. is an inventory of the personal effects of the Rev. Mr. Owen, Chaplain of the Factory, who died at his rooms within the khan on 12 Aug., 1716. Several of the items are curious : "5 old hatts, and 5 old wiggs in a Catramese." Then follow :

" Basons, China-tea-dishes with Sawcers, a Earthen Monkey, 1 rummer, 2 glass bottles for waters, 10 old shirts, 8 waistcoats, 1 pair drawers, 3 pr. Shackshears, 1 fur vest, 1 fur cassock, & 1 fur vest."

Also " 2 fowling-pecees. " In his chamber were a "large cistern with a fountain ja- panned," a " gilt iron bedstead," and a " Venetian chest with the Church plate and Linen." In the stable a " Canavette with 1 1 empty bottles, and a horse with 2 saddles." Mr. Owen also left behind him a collection, of books, letters, and MS. sermons, and a large number of medals and other curiosities, collected during his ten years' residence in Aleppo. His tombstone has disappeared from the cemetery.

The Levant merchants of all periods were ardent collectors of medals, intaglios, gems, and antiquities of all kinds, and to some of their chaplains we owe many of the his- torical treasures of our national collections, from the days of the bringing to England of the Arundel Marbles onwards. The Rev. Thos. Smith, Chaplain at Constantinople in 1677 (' Remarks upon the Manners, &c., of the Turks,' Lond., 1678), exhibits the spirit of the antiquarian collector of that period when he urges that

" an incredible number of marbles remain behind jn those parts, and others are continually dug up (the erecting of these having been formerly the