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iis.xi.ApKiLi7.i9i5.] NOTES AND QUERIES.


Numerous articles on the subject ha\ ; e Ibeen contributed to magazines, and the chief of these are the following :

B. P. L. Macmorland's ' Gretna Green, with four illustrations, appeared in The Pall Mall Magazine, vol. vii. pp. 144-9.

Sir James Barrie wrote ' Gretna Green Revisited ' in The English Illustrated Maga- zine, vol. iii. pp. 31620.

' Gretna Green and its Marriages ' is a most admirable article in Chambers' s Journal, vol. Ixiii. p. 193.

In Munsey's Magazine, vol. xxvi. pp. 601- 607, appeared ' The Griefs and Glories of Gretna.' The value of this article is that it reprints seven old illustrations con- nected with the place.

' Gretna Green Marriages : their History and Romance,' by " Northward Ho," illus- trated, are two articles printed in The Windsor Magazine, March and April, 1896.

' Gretna Green and Fleet Marriages,' by Mrs. Stepney Rawson (illustrated), appeared in The Lady's Realm, February, 1898.

The Genealogical Magazine for April, 1899, has an article of value, and the frontispiece to this number is a facsimile of a Gretna Green marriage certificate dated 27 June 1789.

' A Glimpse at Gretna Green ' can be found in Belgravia, vol. xxi. (1873), pp. 368- 372.

Household Words, vol. v. (1852), The Cornhill, vol. Ivii. (1888), and The Oriental Herald, vol. vii., London, 1825, pp. 268-74, all contain articles upon Gretna Green.

There is a piece of Staffordshire ware with an illiterate inscription

" John Macdonald, a Scotch Esquire, run off with a English girl aged 17 to Gretna Green to the old Blacksmith to be married." This has been connected, with some show of probability, with the announcement in The Gentleman's Magazine, 10 Sept., 1805 :

" At Lancaster, John Macdonald, Esq., of Dumfries, married to Miss Eliza Norris, mantua maker of Preston. In a frenzy of mind at a reproof from her father she was about to throw herself into the canal when Mr. Macdonald, pro- videntially passing that way, enquired the cause of such rashness, and being answered ingenuously took her into his carriage, made honourable overtures, and married her."

The marriage at Lancaster probably was one following the irregular one at Gretna.

" 1836, May 19. The Prince of Capua and Miss Pen-Smith were married last week at Gretna Green " ' Raikes's Diary,' 1856, vol. ii. p. 367.

Sidney Gilpin, from personal knowledge, wrote for a Carlisle paper, about 1872, 'The Last of the Gretna Priests ' (referring to

Simon Lang, who died at Felling, near Newcastle-on-Tyne, in April or May, 1872). The Glasgow Weekly Herald, 6 July, 1872, contains some facts relating to Thomas Blythe, another Gretna " priest." The most valuable data, with reference to the Gretna parsons are embodied in an article by MB. G. C. BOASE in * N. & Q.' (8 S. ix. 61).

A. L. HUMPHREYS. 187, Piccadilly, W.

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SHIP " : JOHN UDAIX (11 S. x. 89, 333; xi. 251). Udall's trial for seditious libel on Queen Elizabeth (which would have been only misdemeanour at Common Law, but was, under 23 Eliz. c. 2, an unclergyable felony) took place before Baron Clarke and Serjeant Puckering. The latter did not become Lord Keeper till 1592. As Judges of Assize, both were properly addressed as " My Lord." The report" in the 'State Trials' presents no difficulty on this head. In the account of the preliminary inquiry at Lord Cobham's house, Sir Edmund Anderson (Lord Chief Justice of the Common Pleas) is re- ferred to as " My Lord Anderson," a well- established usage as regards both Chief Justices.

Till comparatively recent times a puisne Judge sitting in Banco was addressed by the Bar as " Sir," in contradistinction to a Chief Justice or Chief Baron, who was always and everywhere " My Lord." The Master of the Rolls, who ranked before the Chief Justice of the Common Pleas, was

His Honour " in Court in the ante- Judi- cature days. The Recorder of London, the Common Serjeant, and the Judges of the City of London Court are addressed as " My Lord " when sitting as Commissioners of the Central Criminal Court, by analogy to Judges of Assize.


Lincoln's Inn.

GENERAL GOFF'S REGIMENT (11 S. xi. 189). General Goff is probably William Gough (or Goffe), regicide, of whom a good account is given in the ' Dictionary of National Biography.' In this article many refer - nces to books appear, which may possibly enable Goff s regiment to be traced. It is not given in Dalton's ' English Army Lists, 1661-85.'


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