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readers to know that it was with much difficulty that he at length persuaded the Duke of ^ork, at that time Commander-in-Chief, to consent to this general order. The Duke repented him the next morning, and sent word to my grandfather not to issue the order, but it was too late ; the order had

fone forth, and the scissors were already at work, t turned out afterwards that for some reason or another the order had not reached the 23rd Foot ; so this was the last regiment to wear the queue, and therefore was granted to the officers the quaint distinction of wearing a bow of black ribbon behind the collar.' "

According to J. H. Stocqueler's ' The British Soldier,' 1857, p. 100, the tails had been reduced to seven inches in length in 1804. In the French Army queues were abolished by Napoleon in 1804, soon after ha had been proclaimed Emperor.

The late Sir Edmund Verney's account

of the " flash " of the 23rd Royal Welsh

Fusiliers appears to be likely, but I am

always rather sceptical about family legends.


DANIEL ECCLESTON(!! S. xi. 190, 238). I have a token dated 1794 of Daniel Eccleston of Lancaster, the obverse showing his bust ; reverse, a ship, plough, and shuttle ; the edge reads "Payable in Lancaster, Liverpool, & Manchester." It is an artistic piece, being the work of Ponthon, a well-known die-sinker and engraver.

WILLIAM GILBERT. 35, Broad Street Avenue, E.G.

MARYBONE LANE AND SWALLOW STREET (11 S. xi. 210, 258). I have always identified Glasshouse Street as representing Mary- bone Street, and this is substantiated by Geo. Thompson's ' Plan of the Parish of St. James, AYestminster,' 1825, where it is shown as extending from Tichborne Street to Warwick Street. Selecting a map pre- ceding this and Nash's rebuilding of the neighbourhood, I find in Gary's Plan, 1819, Marybone Street has the same length and direction, but at its southern extremity Shug Lane is the name given to what in Thompson's Plan is Tichborne Street.

The original note that occasioned this query cited a reference to a grant by William and Mary to Tenison dated 27 Jan., 1692, in which a freehold in King Street (now Warwick Street) is described as extending on the west to " Marybone Lane alias Swallow Street." I call attention to this as the eighteenth -century references cited in the discussion relate not to this, but to the lower portion, known then as Mary-le-bone Street, and later Glasshouse Street.


Possibly it may be permissible under this heading to call attention to an advertise- ment of a hundred years ago which was reprinted in The Times of 27 March last. It runs as follows :

" To the CURIOUS in the Wonderful Productions of Nature. To be DISPOSED OF, a LAMB with SIX LEGS, all perfect and alive. To be seen at Wyatt's toy and turnery warehouse, corner of Vine and Marybone-street, Golden- square."

Most people nowadays know Vine Street as a turning out of Swallow Street, only a few yards long, and containing a police-station and hardly anything else. But formerly^ this was Little Vine Street. Vine Street proper, starting from the east end of it, ran due north to the point (exactly opposite the end of Warwick Street) where Marybone Street, Berwick Street, and Glasshouse Street met, so that the lamb was on view almost exactly opposite to the present Bodega Wine Vaults. But, when Regent Street was built, nine-tenths of Vine Street were pulled down to form part of the Quad- rant. The one-tenth that was left at the extreme north end is still there, but the houses are renumbered as part of Warwick. Street. ALAN STEWART.

ELIZABETH COBBOLD : HER DESCENT FROM EDMUND WALLER (11 S. xi. 109, 173, 257). A letter from Miss Jennett Humphreys on Shakespeare's " kecksies " appeared in The Athenceum of 2 Sept., 1911, and was dated from 5, Oak Grove, Gricklewood, N.W. If the lady still lives at that address, MR. SHORTING may be able to obtain from her the information he is seeking.


" STATESMAN " (11 S. xi. 278). The term " statesman " occurs in Thomas Brown's ' General View of the Agriculture of the County of Derby,' &c., 1794, p. 14 : " The smaller landowners, pro vincially statesman.'" ARCHIBALD SPARKE, F.R.S.L.

SIR CHARLES ASHBTJRNHAM, BART. (11 S. xi. 280). The sixty- fourth Bishop of Chichester was not Sir Charles Ashburnham, but his eldest son, William Ashburnham, D.D. He was born in 1710, and succeeded to the title and estates in 1765. He married Margaret,, daughter of Thomas Pelham, Esq., of Stan- mer, M.P. for Lewes, father of the first Earl of Chichester. The present baronet, Sir Cromer- Ashburnham, K.C.B., is directly descended from this union. See Lower's ' Worthies of" Sussex,' p. 121. C. DEEDES.