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11 8. XL JAN. 2, 1915.] NOTES AND QUERIES.


He refused the appointment, and also to contribute money. I know nothing more about him.

The Registers of St. Andrew's, Norwich, state that " Maria, wife of Timothy Skottowe," was buried there 1631. But I do not know the identity of this Timothy.

It was Augustine, not Augustus, who married Anne Suckling. He was the son of another Augustine, but neither of them is one of the two Augustines of Little Melton Hall. B. C. S.

AUTHORS OF QUOTATIONS WANTED (11 S. x. 468, 515). 1. ' Over the Hills and Far Away.' In Act II. sc. iii. of Farquhar's comedy ' The Recruiting Officer,' Sergeant Kite sings :

Our 'prentice, Tom, may now refuse To wipe his scoundrel master's shoes ; For now he 's free to sing and play Over the hills and far away.

And later in the same scene Capt. Plume has two additional verses :

Over the hills and over the main,

To Flanders, Portugal, or Spain ;

The King commands, and we '11 obey,

Over the hills and far away.

Courage, boys ! it 's one to ten,

But we return all gentlemen ;

While conq'ring colours we display,

Over the hills and far away.

The piece was produced at Drury Lane Theatre in 1706. WM. DOUGLAS.

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MOYLE WILLS (11 S. x. 429, 475). Among the wills of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury for 1383-1558, at Somerset House, are the following :

1423. Moille, William, St. Nicholas, Bris- tol.

1496. Moyle, John, St. Laurence Pulteney, London, Middlesex.

1497. Moyle (Carre formerly), Johane, St. Laurence Pulteney, London; Stanes, Middlesex ; Yealdyng, Kent. Filed will dated 20 July ; proved in Court of Husting, 5 Oct., 1497.

1502. Moyle, Moile, Henry, St. Mary Red- cliffe, Bristol.

1531. Moyle, John, Esquire, St. Feithe, London ; Estwell, Kent.


Commander R.N.

Besides the notice of the will of Richard Muyle given at the latter reference by MB. TAPLEY-SOPEB, and which probably is the one wanted by MB. STEPHENS DYEB in the name of Richard Moyle of Bake, St. Ger- mans, and mentioned by him as dated

4 April, 1525, and proved 5 April, 1532, I have by search in the Dev. Ass. ' Calendar of Devonshire Wills and Administrations,' part xi., been able to find several further instances of Moyle wills, &c., of which I append a separate list.

Parts x., xi., and xii. consist of the wills, &c., in the Consistory Court of the Bishop of Exeter, and while as yet no Index has been published, I venture to think I have ex- tracted all the references to the name of Moyle, whether mentioned as "of Bake " or of " St. Germans," with a few instances where those calendared resided in adjacent parishes.

Moyle Wills, cfcc., mentioned in Part XI. Richard Muyle, St. Germyns, 1532, 1. P. 134. Robert Moyle, esq., Backe, St. Germans, 1604, o. W. 12, 25. John Moyle, St. Colomb, 1608,

Samuel Moyle, clerk, St. Meryn, A. 1691. P. 142.

Joseph Moyle, St. Germans, A. 1701. Walter Moyle, Miles, St. Germans, t.r. P. 143.

Francis Moyle, Landrake, 1713, t. Mary Moyle, St. Germans, 1728, t. P. 144.

John Moyle, esq., St. Germans, A. 1743. P. 145.

Mary Moyle, St. Germans, A. 1757. P. 146.

W. S. B. H.

" THIBMUTHIS " : CHBISTIAN NAME (US. x. 490). Thermuthis is an ancient Egyptian female name. It is the legendary name of the daughter of Pharaoh who said she had found Moses in the bulrushes (so says Josephus) ; and Wilkinson says that the word means the asp sacred to the goddess Isis. WM. WYNN WESTCOTT

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According to Josephus, ' Antiquities of the Jews,' bk. ii. chap, ix., Oep/xov&s was the name of Pharaoh's daughter who adopted Moses. Suidas repeats this. ^Elian, ' De Nat. Animal.,' x. 31, says that the Egyp- tians called the sacred asp OeppovQis.

The name is also found as that of a male character in Heliodorus's ' ^thiopica,' i. 30.

Alfred Wiedemann in his commentary on the Second Book of Herodotus, chap. Ixxiv., stated that so far there was no evidence of the existence of the name in Egyptian. He rejected a suggestion of Brugsch as unproved. This was in 1890.

Pape's ' Lexicon of Greek Proper Names ' says it is also the name of an Egyptian town in Stephanus of Byzantium.


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