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Berwick on 3 May. On the way north

many men were discharged. Here are cases

In Capt. Dickson's Company :

Men. Discharged. Route.

W.O. 13: 8251 . . W.O. 13: 8251 W.O. 5:64-65.

Peter Burns . . Dec. 28, 1782 Hillsea

James Milne . . Feb. 28, 1783 Bishop's Walt- ham.

Alexander Little- John ....

Hugh Mclntyre . . ,,.

Alexander Mcln- tyre ..

Thomas Proud- foot ....

John Gilmour . . March 15, 1783 Farnharn.

John Leys . . April 28, 1783 Belford.

Donald Duff . . April 29, 1783 Berwick.

It would be interesting to know whether these surnames survive in the districts in question. J. M. BULLOCH.

123, Pall Mall.

ENGLISH CANONIZED SAINTS. (See 10 S. iii. 25; vii. 497.) It is stated that St. Bathilda was canonized by St. Nicholas the Great (Pope 858-67) ; St. John of Beverley by Benedict IX. in 1037; St. William of Rochester or of Perth by Alexander IV. in 1256 ; and St. Richard of Andria by Boniface VIII. at Anagni about 1300.

JOHN B. WAINEWRIGHT.

WILLIAM MAVOB AND THOMAS WARTON. In reading through a number of contribu- tions to ' N. & Q.' about the Rev. William Mavor, I find no reference to his connexion with the Rev. Thomas Warton, the Poet Laureate and historian of English poetry, and Warton's biographers seem to have been equally unaware or neglectful of their relations. I have before me, however, copies of two letters from Warton to Mavor which show that when Warton yielded to the temptation to relinquish his clerical duties in favour of his literary pursuits (he had never served his charges during the Long Vacations, which he habitually spent with his brother at Winchester), and availed himself of the customary help of a curate, he selected Mavor for that position at Kiddington. Mavor was at that time not yet 30; he had entered Holy Orders. in 1781, and had not yet received any Church preferment, but was an assistant in the Academy at Woodstock, not far from War- ton's living at Kiddington.

The first letter is dated 26 Nov., 1787, and is addressed to Mavor " at the Academy at Woodstock." It begs the continuance of his services at Kiddington until the " second Sunday of February next inclusive," with


the promise that, should a " perpetual curate " be needed there, he was to have the appointment. There is nothing in the letter to indicate the length of Mavor's previous services, beyond what is contained in the implication that he would be an acceptable substitute to the " Family at Kiddington," and that an account for ser- vices had accumulated. The second letter, written 28 Jan., 1788, renews the engage- ment for the " next twelve-months," with every probability of a " much longer time, as I have no thought of ever serving it myself." Probably Mavor acted as curate until Warton's death in 1790. The terms of the engagement are specified also in this second letter : " Half a Guinea a Sunday," and a crown " for case of a Burial on week- days (a very rare case) " settlement to be made at Mavor's pleasure.

Besides this obvious connexion, there is another interesting point of contact between Mavor and Warton their interest in local antiquities. In ' A New Description of Blen- heim,' 1789, Mavor announced that he had been for some time collecting material for a history of Woodstock (which never ap- peared) -an interest that one cannot but suspect was more or less directly prompted by Warton's ' Specimen of a History of Oxfordshire (being an account of Kidding- ton),' privately printed in 1782, and pub- lished the following year. In the Preface to this little volume Warton suggested the desirability of making a number of such local histories from which county histories might be subsequently compiled, and Mavor seems here to have followed the hint reinforced, no doubt, by personal suggestion as well.

The originals of the letters quoted above are in the Bodleian Library (Montague, d 18, f. 135, 136), where I made my copies of them in 1912. CLARISSA RINAKER.

University of Illinois.

A FIFTEENTH-CENTURY LENTEN RECIPE The occasional intrusion among more formal documents of inconsequent entries and purposeless scribblings goes some way to brighten the labours of the student when toiling through a volume of records on a definite search of quite another nature, but, so far as I know, the following quaint recipe, written on the last page of Series I vol. i. of the Oxford Archdeaconry Will Registers, has not before found its way into print. There is nothing to indicate the date, but from comparison with the writing of the wills on the pages near I should say 1544