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NOTES AND QUERIES. [ii s. XL JUNE 12, 1915.


E. 596). He was probably released be- )re February, 1322/3, as a commission was then issued to him "to raise a thousand footmen in the counties of Somerset and Dorset."

Sir Ralph died in 1324; the writ to the escheator was issued 24 October, and the inquisition was taken in December. His wife Kleanor survived, and soon remarried, dying in the year 1349. He left issue three daughters, besides the son Ralph mentioned above.

Ralph (4) de Gorges, son and heir, was born about Michaelmas, 1308, since he was found aged 15 by the jurors' return to the inq. p. m. held after his father's demise. Collinson, ' Hist, of Somerset,' says : " He left no issue." Hoare (p. 29) says : " He soon followed his father to the grave, un- wedcled." Banks, ' Dormant Baronage,' i. 326, writes : " Dying without issue, his sister Eleanor became heir to the said Ralph." G. E. C.'s ' Complete Peerage' states : " He died soon afterwards, a minor, and un- married." The foregoing statements are inaccurate, since Ralph was living in 1336, as evidenced by the following excerpt : " 10 Edward III., 27 Feb., 1336, Quitclaim by Ralph, son of Sir Ralph de Gorges, to Sir John de Roches for lands in Bromley." It was witnessed at Yaverland, the seat of Sir Theobald Russel. A good seal of Gorges is attached. He married Elizabeth, whose surname has not been traced, and who survived her husband, bringing an action against Theobald in 1346-7 for the manor of Knighton. Judgment was given in her favour, but as she had no issue by Ralph the manor reverted to Theobald, who was in possession in 1362.

Ralph (1) de Gorges,=j=Elena, dau. aud h. of


dead c. 1271-2.


Ivo de Morville, dead 1291.


Ralph (2) de Gor^es^Maud

Knt., dead May, 1297.


(had dower

assigned

1297).


John


Sir Ralph (3), Lord Gorges,=f Eleanor (deCheyney), dead 1324. dead 1349


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Ralph (4) de Gorges, Elizabeth , 3 daus.,

living 1336, dead by 1362. Elizabeth,

dead by May, 1343, Eleanor,

no issue. Joan.

J. L. WHITEHEAD, M.D.

Vent nor .


IMAGE OF ALLHALLOWS (11 S. xi. 300 r 386). In connexion with this subject I have been referred by Mr. Lewis L. Kropf to Miiller and Mothe's (German) 'Archaeo- logical Dictionary,' where the ' Image of All Saints " is described as follows :

'* This is sometimes represented on altar-pieces as the Holy Trinity surrounded by angels and a large crowd or saints of every description, first of all the apostles and evangelists, then the martyrs and confessors, prophets, patriarchs, &c., continents-,, married folks, penitents, virgins," &c. This explanation seems to me to be quite satisfactory. As was pointed out ante, p. 386, in Mediaeval English " image " means " picture " ; and see ' N. E. D.' J. T. F.

Durham.

& CBOOKED LANE : ST. MICHAEL'S : LOVEKIN" (11 S. x. 489 ; xi. 56, 93, 137, 348). In the Transactions of the Monumental Brass: Society, No. xxvii ., vol. iv. part 3, April, 1901, Mr. Mill Stephenson gave an account of an inscription to the memory of John Lovekyn, who was Mayor of London in

1348, 1358, 1365, and 1366 in the two last years by command of the King. He says :

" The date 1370 appears to be an error ; John Lovekyn 's will is dated on the Thursday after the Feast of St. James the Apostle (July 27), 1368, and was enrolled and proved in the Hustings Court of London on November 6, in the same year."

He also refers to the Transactions of the London and Middlesex Archaeological Society (vol. iii. p. 133), when the original plate was exhibited and commented upon by the late John Gough Nichols; and to vol. vi. p. 340, for a paper by the late Major Alfred Heales, entitled ' Some Account of John Lovekyn, Four Times Mayor of London.' The brass plate containing the inscription is a palimpsest, and was removed from the Church of St. Michael, Crooked Lane, to the village church of Walkern in Hertford- shire, where it still remains, and was reused for an inscription to the memory of Richard Humberstone, 1581. I have a rubbing of both inscriptions, Lovekyn's reading thus : (Ve)rmibus esca datur Lovekyn caro pulchra

(Johis)

(Bi)s fuit hie maior iterum bis Bege jub(ente) (A )nno milleno ter C. cum septuageno.

John Lovekyn was one of the sheriffs of London and Middlesex in 1343, and he represented the City of London in Parlia- ment in 1347 and 1365. A John Lovekyn, as executor of Adam Lovekyn, gave twenty marks to the Abbey of St. Albans about

1349. John Lovekyn was a descendant of Edward Lovekyn, a townsman of Kingston,