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NOTES AND QUERIES. [ii s. XL APRIL 3, 1915.


and his congregation. Fawcett eventually quitted the ministry, and turned farmer some years before his death, which happened at Walford, in Essex, in 1804. It may be of interest to note that the present Marsh Street Chapel stands on the site of the old Meeting House where Fawcett officiated for seven years. GEORGE F. BOSWORTH. Hillcote, 'Church Hill Road, Walthamstow.

FAMILY OF HENRY VATJGHAN (11 S. xi. 209). To the ' Poems of Henry Vaughan, Silurist ' ("The Muses' Library"), edited by E. K. Chambers, with an Introduction by Canon Beeching, 2 vols., is prefixed a Bio- graphical Note (vol. ii. ) by Mr. Chambers (July, 1896), dealing with the Vaughan genealogy. From this source E. V. may derive information ; that this must prove of a negative character will, however, be inferred from the editor's comment :

" It will be seen that I can give no evidence of the existence of any living descendants of Henry Vaughan."

S. T. H. P.

USE OF ICE IN ANCIENT TIMES (11 S. ix. 469, 512 ; x. 73). In The Monthly Maga- zine, June, 1796, p. 383, will be found a short article ' On the Use of Ice as a Luxury by the Ancients,' with references as follow, and in some cases quotations : Athenseus, lib. iii. c. 21 ; Xenophon, in his ' Memoirs of Socra- tes ' ; Plutarch, ' Sympos.,' lib. vi. qu. 6 ; Pliny, lib. x. ; Juvenal, Sat. V., 50; Martial, lib. xiv. ep. 116 and 117. WM. H. PEET.

COIN : JOHN OF GAUNT (US. xi. 228). This coin, or rather token, is probably one of the numerous specimens issued by certain firms round about the year 1811. They were nearly all struck for mining or indus- trial districts where there was a necessity for small change. Here are two examples, neither bearing any date :

1. Obverse, profile to the left of man (representing Brutus), with word over head, " Brutus." Reverse, figure of Britannia.

2. Obverse, profile to the right, with legend, " Alfred the Great." Reverse, harp, surmounted by a crown, with inscription, " South Wales." A. S. WHITFIELD.

High Street, Walsall.

This is a counterfeit obverse of the Lan- caster halfpenny token issued in 1791-2 by Worswick, Sons & Co., bankers in that town, muled with the reverse of a Wicklow halfpenny token. The date is from 1792 to 1795. The value of the coin depends upon its condition, but in any case is small.


It is not rare. (See Atkins, 'Tokens of the Eighteenth Century,' p. 358, No. 57 ; Virtuoso's Companion, vol. i. p. 14, No. 1 ; onder, ' Arrangement of Provincial Coins,' &c., p. 222, No. 104 ; and Dalton and Hamer, ' Provincial Token Coinage of the Eighteenth Century,' part iii. p. 70, note).

F. P. B.

COL. THE HON. COSMO GORDON (11 S. xi. 131, 174, 196). There is, I think, an error in the reply at the last reference. It was the second, c not the third, Earl of Aberdeen who married thirdly Anne, daughter of Alexander (Gordon), second Duke of Gordon. The second Earl was William (Gordon), the third was George (Gordon). See G. E. C.'s ' Complete Peerage.'

MR. BULLOCH (ante, p. 174) writes that Lieut. -Col. Thomas's trial was published in 1781. For what was he tried, and what was the result ?

ROBERT PIERPOINT.

MEDALLIC LEGENDS (11 S. x. 28, 48, 68, 89, 109, 315, 356; xi/12, 73). No. 29 (x. 48):

Data munera CJBli.

From Book I. 1. 9, of Fracastorius's poem ' Syphilis, sive Morbus Gallicus.'

EDWARD BENSLY.

STARLINGS TAUGHT TO SPEAK (11 S. xi. 68, 114, 154, 218). I can give another instance.

During the Crimean War, in 1854, General Scarlett, who led the Heavy Dragoons in their famous charge at the battle of Inker- man, received from Lord Raglan, the general in command of the English forces, this message : " Well done, Scarlett." After the war General Scarlett returned to Bank Hall, Burnley, and a working-man, who had a starling caged, taught the bird to say, "Well done, Scarlett," The bird was on exhibition to any curious person who paid the fee of one penny.

W. L. T.

Sadberge, St. Anne's-on-Sea.

THEATRICAL LIFE, 1875-85 (US. xi. 210). N. L. P.'s query is rather ambiguously worded. Imprimis, The Theatre was not a weekly, but a monthly publication, and I do not quite see the distinction between " weekly periodicals " and " regular news- papers." However, The Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News has, since its establish- ment in 1874, noticed all the leading thea- trical productions with illustrations ; and Dramatic Notes, founded in 1879 and