NOTES AND QUERIES. [ii s. XL APRIL 3, 1915,
In the churchyard of St. Lazarus, Larnaca, are the following :
2. Under a coat of arms, Ermine, a chev- ron between three crescents :
Here lieth the body of | Ion Ken eldest son of | Mr. Ion Ken of London I merchant who was | born the 3rd February 1672 | and died the 12 July 1693.
3. Under a coat of arms, An eagle dis- played. Crest, the same :
Viri ornati | annos J mercat
et ad meliorem patram | longeab hac insula
Aug. xv. An. Dora. | MDCLXXXXixset. suse |
desideratissimi corpus in littus reportantes I amici hicM. P
4. Coat of arms effaced :
Here lieth the body of Mr. William Ken | mer chant of Cyprus who departed this | life the 24 day of July 1707 aged 29 yeares.
5. Coat of arms, A fesse engrailed be- tween three dexter hands :
Under this marble lyeth ye body | of Mr. Robert
Bate merchant. He | was the son of Dyer
Bate | by was borne in the parish of
in the county kingdom | of England.
6. No coat of arms, but a great deal of ornamental carving :
EXiEAIIIAI | AXAZTAZEOS EIS TON BION TON AIQXIOX | EX0AAE AXAIIATETAI | XPISTO$0- POZ O TPAIMIOS BPETAXXOS | AIIO AFPOT EBOPAKHSIOT | OS ETEAETTHSEX EX THAE TH ! XHSft ;.HMEPA}24 TOT MHXOS IOTAIOT ET [sic] 1711 | TOT EATTOT BIOT 46.
7. Coat of arms, Two bars charged with trefoils, in chief a greyhound courant, im- paling a clemi-lion rampant holding a palm branch :
Mary, the wife of | Samuel Palmer,* | died the loth ot July, 1720, | and here lies buried | with her infant | daughter.
8. Coat of arms, A chevron between three boars' heads erased :
.Georgius Barton | Consul Britannicus | I
9. Coat of arms, Quarterly, 1 and 4, three fleurs-de-lis ; 2, a lion rampant ; 3, bendy of
D.O.M. | Hie jacet | Michael de Vezin I qui origme Grallus | Londinis natus | Britannic! Regis Scut;*ms | ab eo consul missus | in Alepam et Cyprum | munus hoc digne probeque I annos xvi gessit | et e vita decessit A.S. MDCCXCII. I cetatisque siife LI. | cujus memorise | dilectissimse conjux | Elizabeth Pfauz | origins Germana | nativitate \ eneta | mcerens | hoc monumentum posuit.
- Sir T. Biddulph, one of the modern High
Commissioners of Cyprus, by an odd coincidence happens to be descended from this Mr. Palmer and he also has left his wife, Lady Biddulph, buried in Cyprus.
10. No coat of arms :
To the memory | of J Dr. James Lilburn 2nd son of | Capn. Wm. Lilburn of Dover | in the county of Kent | late | H.B.M. Consul in this, island | who | died on the 6th of January, 1843. | Aged 40 years. | If great integrity and bene- volent | attention to the poor as a physician | have any claim on the gratitude | of mankind his name will be | long honourably remembered.
11. No coat of arms:
Sacred | to the memory of | Helena Augusta Jane | the infant daughter of | Niven Kerr, Esquire. | Her Brittanic [sic] Majestey's [sic} Consul | for this Island | and of Maria Louisa his i) wife | (who departed this life | the 3rd. of July, 1847. | Aged 11 months and 10 days.
12. No coat of arms:
M.S Petri Bowen [the rest illegible].
Of English seamen buried in Larnaca the only surviving tombstone is that (very illegible) of a Capt. Peter Dare, 1685.
GEO. JEFFERY, F.S.A. ,
Curator of Ancient Monuments. Nicosia, Cyprus.
NOTABY. I append an extract from The Catholic Times of 5 March, which is, I think, of general interest. Perhaps it is not widely known that all practising notaries for the City of London or within a circuit of ten miles from the Royal Exchange must first become members of the Worshipful Company of Scriveners, and satisfy the Company that they are legally qualified and competent to carry on the business. Such powers arise imder Stat. 41 Geo. III. c. 69,. and the Company was incorporated 14 James I., 28 Jan., 1617. The privileges of this Company were recognized by Act of Parliament passed 41 Geo. III. c. 79 y 27 June, 1801.
" APPOINTMENT OP A CATHOLIC NOTARY PUBLIC. At a Court of the Worshipful Company of Scriveners of London, held in the City on Monday last, and specially convened for the purpose, Mr. J. W. E. Moores was admitted to the Freedom of the Company for the purpose of practising as a Notary Public. Mr. Moores is the first Catholic Notary to be appointed in England since the Reformation. He might have been appointed eighteen years ago, but he refused to take the Oath the King's Oath denouncing the Catholic religion. This Oath was repealed lately. Mr. Moores, it may be added, is the son of Mr. J. J. Moores, the well-known Catholic lecturer, who was decorated by Leo XIII. and Pius X.
" Formerly Notaries were appointed by the Pope and the Emperor and their delegates ; but Henry VIII. deprived the Pope of this privilege and vested it in the Archbishop of Canterbury, from whose office Notarial Faculties are still issued."
JAS. CURTIS, F.S.A.