ii s. XL JAN. 9, i9i5.] NOTES AND QUERIES.
NAMES ON COFFINS. Can any of your readers tell me when it became general to inscribe the name and age of the deceased upon the coffin ? I have seen coffins in the vault of a wealthy family, dated 1777, of which the earlier ones are without any inscription, and those of a later period (some of which are covered with cloth) have real silver plates with name and age inscribed thereon. LEONARD C. PRICE.
OLD ETONIANS. I shall be grateful for information regarding any of the following : (1) Lewie, George Goodin, admitted 8 Sept., 1763, left 1768. (2) Lewis, John, admitted 8 Sept., 1759, left 1766. (3) Lister, Thomas Martin, admitted 25 July, 1756, left 1758. (4) Lloyd, John, admitted 24 Jan., 1764, left 1769. (5) Lloyd, Bichard, admitted 2 Sept., 1760, left 1764. (6) Long, Francis, admitted 19 Sept., 1759, left 1765. (7) Lovibond, George, admitted 12 Jan., 1759, left 1762. (8) Lovibond, James, admitted 12 Jan., 1759, left 1762. (9) Luttrell, Thomas William, admitted 5 May, 1762, left 1763. (10) Macpherson, John, ad- mitted 2 Feb., 1764, left 1764. (11) Man- ners, George, admitted 7 July, 1757, left 1762. (12) Manners, George, admitted 8 July, 1763, left 1766. (13) Manning, George Owen, admitted 10 Sept., 1765, left 1772. (14) Martin (or Marten), Thomas, admitted 14 May, 1757, left 1765. (15) Martin, William, admitted 23 Jan., 1761, left 1761. (16) Martyr, John, admitted 29 Aug., 1759, left 1767. (17) Mason, Guy, admitted 20 Jan., 1758, left 1762. (18) Mead, Bichard, admitted 19 Jan., 1756, left 1763.
B. A. A.-L.
EDWARD ARMITAGE. Will some reader of
- N. & Q.' kindly give a brief description of
Edward Armitage's picture ' Socialists ' ?
I believe the above is the correct title, though in the list of Armitage's works in his ' Beader's Handbook ' Dr. Brewer gives it as 'The Socialist (1850).' B. G.
[Mr. Algernon Graves in his 'Royal Academy of Arts ' (1905), vol. i., gives the title as ' Socialists,' and the number in the exhibition of 1850 as 252.]
" PARASOL." A lady going out said, " O ! I must have my sunshade." I said, " Why not parasol ? Has that word gone out ? " " No," was the reply ; " you can have a parasol if you like to pay for it. But it is far more expensive than a sunshade."
Is this difference generally recognized ? The * Oxford English Dictionary ' explains parasol by the word " sunshade."
HORSE ON COLUMN IN PICCADILLY. ' The Story of Bethlehem Hospital,' by the Bev. E. G. O'Donoghue, has an illustration showing Piccadilly, at the top of St. James's Street, in 1720, and a column there surmounted by a horse. What was this monument ? J. LANDFEAR LUCAS.
THE GERMAN BAID : EFFECT OF SOUND OF FIRING ON BIRDS. Letters have ap- peared in the newspapers about the distance at which firing was audible during the recent raid, and I observed that two of them (to a Leeds newspaper) refer to the fact that pheasants and other birds in remote localities became much perturbed and noisy at the time. This seems very singular, as the sound of the detonation many miles inland would be by no means loud. Can any one explain why the birds behaved in this way ? G.
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WANTED. I should be glad to obtain further information concerning the following Old Westminsters :
(I) Thomas Nathly, K.S. 1669. (2) Thomas Neale, Scholar of Trin. Coll., Camb., 1698. (3) Walter Neale of Trin. Coll., Camb., LL.D. 1682. (4) Samuel Needham of Trin. Coll., Camb., M. A. 1675. (5) William Nelson of Ch. Ch., Oxon, B.A. 1753. (6) James Necton, Scholar of Trin. Coll., Camb., 1585. (7) Edward Nevile of Trin. Coll., Camb., M.A. 1615. (8) Francis Newbery of Ch. Ch., Oxon, B.A. 1594. (9) Thomas Newland of Trin. Coll., Camb., B.A. 1642/3. (10) Henry Nokes, son of Henry Nokes of Jamaica, of Ch. Ch., Oxon, B.A. 1711.
(II) George Nourse of Ch. Ch., Oxon, M.A. 1658. (12) John Nourse of Ch. Ch., Oxon, M.A. 1657. G. F. B. B.
SIR DUDLEY WYATT. A letter written by Cromwell to the Master of Trinity College, Cambridge, dated 23 Dec., 1647, requesting the readmission of Wyatt to his Fellowship, is printed in Carlyle's ' Letters and Speeches of Oliver Cromwell ' (1893), vol. i. pp. 259- 260. According to Carlyle, Wyatt, directly after the date of this letter, went to France, developed himself into a spy, and " attained to Knighthood to be the ' Sir Dudley Wyatt ' of Clarendon's History." ' The only Dudley Wyatt in Shaw's ' Knights of England ' is described as a Commissary - General, and was knighted 4 June, 1645, two years before the date of Cromwell's letter. I should be glad to learn further details of this Dudley Wyatt's career and the date of his death.
G. F. B. B.