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NOTES AND QUERIES. [11 s. XL MAY 22, 1915.

At the Bodleian Library, Oxford. Shackerstone, 1538-1630.

At the Congregational Memorial Hall, London. Coley, 1645 onward. This may be regarded as a public register until Oliver Heywood's expulsion in 1662.

In Dr. Williams's Library, London. Knebworth, 1598-1720 (six leaves only).

In Lord Braye's Library, Stanford Hall, Rugby

(Hist. MSS. Com., Rep. X., App. VI.). -Claybrook, Leics, 1563-1685 (3 vols.).

Stanford, Northants, 1607-68.

Swinford, Leics, 1559-1632, 1706-41 (2 vols.).

In the De Trafford Estate Office, Manchester. Ci-oston, Lanes, 1538-1685.

Offered for sale by Mr. Wake of Fritchley,

bookseller, in 1882. Chesterfield, 1711-61.

The following transcripts or copies may foe seen in the British Museum. Those marked with an asterisk seem to be episcopal transcripts which have strayed from the diocesan registries, or perhaps never reached them.

  • Alveley (1636-1812).
  • Bobbington (1662-1812).
  • Brayton (1728-62).
  • Bridgnorth: St. Leonard's (1636-1812), and

St. Mary Magdalen's (1662-1812).

Bromley (1651-98).

Chester: St. Bridget's (1580-1638); St. Mary's (1547-53, &c.);' St. Olave's (1611-73); and Holy Trinity (1598-1653).

  • Claverley (1636-1812).

Denharn, Bucks (1564-1695).

Eynesford (1.539-1812).

Farnworth, Lanes (to 1673^.

Oarrigill, Cumb. (1730-1812).

Ipswich : St. Clement's (1563-1663) ; St. Lau- rence's (1539-18)2); St. Mary Elms (1551- 1812); St. Mary Key (1539-1736); St. Mat- thew's (1559-1702); St. Peter's (1700-90); St. Stephen's (1585-1678).

Lug ward ine (1538-1716).

Normanton-on-Soar (1559-1897;.

  • Q.uatford (1636-1812).

Seagry, Wilts (1610-1811).

  • Selby, Yorks (1729-63).

Stanstead Mountfitchet (1558-1762).

In the same Library there are indexes to the registers of Davington, Kent (1549-1861); Hornby, Yorks ; and Leeds, Yorks (for Holy Trinity, Headingley, St. John's, and St. Paul's only).

In the House of Lords is a copy of the regist3rs of Milton or Middleton in Kent for 1603-4 (Hist. MSS. Com., Rep. IV., 117).

Dr. M. R James notes that a volume in the Library of Gonville and Cains College, Cam- Abridge, has been mended with a leaf of a register of baptisms and burials, 1578-8.1. H. INCE ANDERTON.


" SCUMMER." It would seem that this was used as the name of a particular kind of ship in the reign of Edward III., besides the meanings given in ' O.E.D.' Among the Accounts of the King's Remembrancer of the Exchequer in the Public Record Office we find (Bundle 25, No. 32) :

" Laccompte . . . .desdeniers recieux sur la fesuie de deux escuniours faites dune Galeye nomee la cog Johan .... *

" Rficepta denariorum. . . .Du dit Sir Robert le xj iour de Feuerer Ian xxij sur la fesure de deux escoumers nomes la Cogge Johan e la Jonette iiij" li

" Pur la Fesure dun delf pur amesner la dite Cogge Johan a Flote."f

Annexed is a writ (12 Feb., 1350) to the auditors of the King's Chamber, which recites that

"Richard Large de Wynchelse . . . fist niener par ewe nostre Galeye nomee la Cogge Johan de Sandwiz, tanqa Wynchelse, e illoeqes f de ceste Galeye fist faire deux vessealx Escomours, dont lune esteit noruee la Cogge Johan e lautre la Johnet."

Q. V.

WOMEN {SERVING AS MEN ON BOARD SHIP. The newspapers tell that many women have joined the ranks of the Russian army during the present war ; and the instance of a patriotic Englishwoman who dressed herself as a man, and so obtained employment in a shipyard or munition factory was mentioned in The Times or Morning Post r^ceitly, though her sex was discovered in thre.^ days.

I recently, however, came across the case of Mary Lacey, who in 1772 sub- mitted a petition to the Lords of the Ad- miralty, which is recorded in an Admiralty Minute Book preserved at the Record Office (Adm. 2, vol. 79). To wit :

" 28th Jan- v : The Earl of Sandwich, Mr. Buller, and Lord Lisburn.

" A Petition was read from Mary Lacey, setting forth that in the year 1759 she disguised herself in Men's Cloaths and enter 'd on board His Majesty's Fleet, where, having served til the end of the War, she bound herself apprentice to the Carpenter of the Royal William, and having served Seven Years then enter'd as a Shipwright in Portsmouth Yard, where she has continued ever since ; but that, finding her health and constitution impaired by so laborious an employment, she is obliged to give it Tip for the future, and therefore praying some Allowance for her Support during the re- mainder of her Life :

" Resolved, in consideration of the particular Circumstances attending this Woman's case, the

  • This covers tbe period from 25 Aug., 1347,

to 22 Aug., 1349.

f This gives an early instance of delf, and fills up a gap in the history of afloat.