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NOTES AND QUERIES. [11 s. XL MAY i, 1915.


DUBLIN : " MASTER " (11 S. xi. 266). In

the Folkestone Register of Burials I noted

some years ago : " 1734, March 5. William

Franklin (one of the 12 masters). Aged 84."

R. J. FYNMORE.

Sandgate.

CROOKED LANE : ST. MICHAEL'S : LOVEKIN (11 S. x. 489; xi. 56, 93, 137). In his interesting reply on St. Michael's, Crooked Lane, MR. JONAS states correctly that " the old church was destroyed in the Great Fire." Then he notes the grants of certain lands in 1317 for the church, and proceeds to state that this church " appears to have been small, as one ' John Lovkin, Stock - fishmonger, built St. Michael's Church in 1366.' ' The wherefore of the clause introduced by the " as " does, how- ever, not seem clear, nor do such descrip- tions and references as I have seen lead to the conclusion that the church was re- markable for its smallness. Weever's ' Funeral Monuments ' gives a description of the tomb of John Lovekin (a name variously spelt, but hardly " Louskin," as stated by MR. JONAS) and his wife. It was " fayre " and garnished with plates, and bore an epitaph stating that the founder was " four times Mayor of this city " (1348, 1358, 1365, 1366), "twice by the command of his good Lord the King, and twice by the election of citizens then being." The in- scription also conveyed the information that on a certain date " hys soul to God went straight," and that " such louvers of the Commonwealth too few there be." There were also an Edward and a Robert Lovekyn, and among them they founded an institu- tion, St. Mary Magdalene at Kingston -on. - Thames, for divers pious purposes, dese- crated and turned from them at the time of the Protestant deluge following the example set by the saintly Henry VIII.

John Lovekin left no children, it appears ; but there are many descendants of his relatives on this continent. At Deerfield, in the State of Massachusetts, there is a monu- ment to an entire family of them massacred by the Indians in the seventeenth century. The arms Sa., on a chevron arg., between three eagles rising or, ascribed to the family in the Heralds' College, are yet, or were so com- paratively recently, to be seen on the stone, thus showing presumptive descents. Weever does not forget to note that William Wai- worth was sometime " Servant to this John Lovekyn," who was, from all published accounts (of his period), a very important personage in his particular sphere. 1 " " "^


I have often wondered why the Fish- mongers' Company have not honoured the memory of one of their founders, and also why the worthy citizens " now being " have allowed the record of a noted Mayor to be forgotten with so many others. So far as the descendants of the four times Mayor are concerned, there can be none in any direct line, as I have said above. I am told that in Britain the name is practically extinct ; but, as the Deerfield incident indicates, some of the family must have passed to what is now the United States. The Records of the Historical Society of New England, and certain other books, lead to the con- clusion that some of them must have gone over with the Puritans. The Canadian branch appear to have lived in Ireland, and must have been there during the Eliza- bethan period, and in some way associated with the locality granted to Spenser out of the Desmond estates. This family left Bandori and its vicinity in 1798, and ob- tained a very fine tract of land now in the " garden of Canada," its name being " Kil- colman." There are also representatives in the Southern States of the Union to the South of us. L. A. M. LOVEKIN.

Montreal.

COUNTIES OF SOUTH CAROLINA (11 S. xi. ! 89, 290). In McCrady's ' History of South Carolina under the Proprietary Government ' (1670-1719) a map, dated 1711, shows three counties only Craven, Berkley, and Colle- tons. They are all irregular in outline, and the boundaries are principally on streams. Granville county is not mentioned on the map nor in the index of the volume. In the volume devoted to the history of the state under the Royal Governors, Granville county is indexed, but the reference is only to the number of churches in it.

HENRY LEFFMANN.

Philadelphia.

" POISSON DE JONAS " (11 S. xi. 189, 285). In the ' Grand Dictionnnire Frangais- Anglais,' par les professeurs Fleming et Tibbins, Paris, 18i5, s.v. ' Poisson,' I find :

" Poisson de 'Jonas ou anthropophage [requin]* anthropophagus. "

In ' Nouveau Larousse Illustre,' Paris, no date, recent, s.v. ' Poisson,' is the following :

" Poisson de Jonas, Nom vulgaire du requin." I have not found the term in Littrc or in Napoleon Laiidais.

I suggest that there is no difficulty about it, but that it is derived in this way : Jonah was swallowed by a great fish, therefore a