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

Co. (Pennsylvania,) Light Dragoons in 1778. They both" settled in Nova Scotia in 1783. According to Calneck's ' History of Anna- polis County,' Nova Scotia, they were cousins.

There is strong evidence to prove that they were both grandsons of John Willett of Flushing, Long Island, and Mary Rodman, his wife. These latter had, besides a son John, who left no male issue, at least three other sons: Jonathan, born 1722; Samuel, born 1724 ; and Thomas, born 1731. I believe that Walter and Samuel were the sons of Jonathan and Samuel respectively, but should like to have proof. Any data relative to the Willett family in America will be appreciated, and may be sent direct to E. HAVILAND HILLMAN, F.S.G.

4, Somers Place, Hyde Park, W.

MR. JAY, AMERICAN MINISTER. At what date was this individual American Minister in London, and when did he die ?


SOPHIA HORREBOW. This lady was the daughter of Peregrine Phillips, the Whig solicitor, and a sister of Anna Maria Phillips (Mrs. Crouch), the famous actress. She married a Capt. Horrebow, and, like her sister, became an actress, and went to India. What was the date of her death ?


VICTOR VISPRE. When did this painter die ? He was for some time resident in Dublin, but his death does not seem to have occurred there. HORACE BLEACKLEY.

" THE DEAN OF RIPON'S FAMOUS SIMILI- TUDE." In the preface to ' St. Paul and Protestantism ' (1870) Matthew Arnold refers to " the Dean of Ripon's famous similitude of the two lepers." What was this ? The Dean of Ripon in 1870 was Hugh McNeile

G. W. E. R.

COLONIA : COLOGNE. In 1702 a work in Italian on the Calendar by David Nietc was published in London, entitled ' Pasca. logia overo Discorso della Pasca,' &c In a letter to Theophil Christian linger (now in the Stadt Bibliothek, Hamburg), the author writes that " Colonia " was substituted for "London" on the title-page as he feared that it would not be well received in Italy since London was considered heretical.

In 1716 an anonymous work entitled

Memo ires historiques pour servir a, 1'his-

toire des Inquisitions ' was published in

Pans. It is an octavo volume, but bears the

imprint Cologne."

Is there any reason why this city in Darticular was selected as a substitute for Condon and Paris ? Was Cologne in the >arly part of the eighteenth century con- lidered a stronghold of the Papacy ?

Is there a " Colonia " in Italy or in an- >ther Roman Catholic country ?

I should be grateful for a suggestion.


S. S. JONES, AUTHORESS. Information desired as to the identity, &c., of the lady who wrote the following books :

'Beatrice; or, The Influence of Words.' Lon- lon, 1850.

'{Happiness, the Pearl of Life : an Offering to the Young.' London, 1852.

' The Heavenward Road.' London, 1852.

' My Sketch Book ; or, Gatherings from Stray Pa,pers in Prose and Verse.' London, 1857.

' lladassah, Sketches in Palestine ; or, Jews, Christians, and Heathens Eighteen Hundred Years ago.' London, 1860.

' Lives of the Nobility of Northern England.' Newcastle, 1862.

' Northumberland and its Neighbouring Lands.' Newcastle, 1863.

' History of Northumbria.' Newcastle, 1864.

  • Memoir of the late Miss S. Bow- of Frome.'

Hexham, 1867.

' History of Dilston and Derwentwater : includ- ing the Claims of the Countess Amelia.' New- castle, 1869.



D. JAMES, MARINE PAINTER. I should be grateful for particulars of the career and paintings of this man, who, I think, exhibited in the Royal Academy towards the end of the nineteenth century (? about the eighties). JOHN B. WAINE WRIGHT.

[According to Mr. Algernon Graves's ' Royal Acadeniy of Arts,' vol. iv., David James exhibited four pictures at the Royal Academy, in 1886, 1888, 1892, and 1897 respectively. He was living at 17, Albion Square, Dalston, when he painted the first two works ; and at 9, Blomfield Road, Maida Vale, when he painted the others.]

MUNDAY SURNAME : DERIVATION SOUGHT. I am anxious to discover the derivation of the surname Munday, Mundy, and its variants.

According to Burke's ' Landed Gentry,' the name is derived from the abbey Mondaye in the Dukedom of Normandy. The name was widely spread over England, and com- mon in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. De Mondaye also occurs in early deeds. Is there any English place-name to which it might owe its origin ?

P. D. M.