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NOTES AND QUERIES. [iis.ix. MAY 2,191*.

Ive, Trumplett : son of George Henry Ive of Cornhill ; born at 10, Finsbury Place ; educated at Mr. Whitehead's, Chatham House, Ramsgate. Admitted pensioner, 31 March, 1857, aged 20 ; engaged in tuition in the United States at Leon Springs arid Antonio, Texas ; brother of Simon (supra).

(See Venn's ' Biog. Hist, of Gonville and Caius Coll.,' vol. ii. pp. 311 and 334.)


187, Piccadilly, W.

BANGOR : CONWAY : LLEYN : ST. ASAPH : EPISCOPAL REGISTERS (11 S. ix. 93). There are no such registers for the period 132050, as far as we know at present. Indeed, I see no reason to think that the statements made by Browne Willis in his ' Survey of the Cathedral Church of Barigor ' (A.D. 1721), pp. 181, 182, do not still hold good. About Bangor he says :

" And as to the Bishops' Registers, forasmuch as few Bishops resided at Banyor before Bishop Bulkeley's Time, so there is not the least Entry to be found, except of five Years of Bishop Nicholls, viz., from 1411 to 1417 ; and twelve of Bishop Skeffington, viz., from 1512 to 1525 ; and three of Bishop Capon, viz., from 1533 to 1537, before the aforesaid Bishop Bulkeley was made Bishop, which was Anno 1541, from whence, to about 1640, the Records are pretty entire."

Then lower down the same page the follow- ing remark is made about the episcopal registers of St. Asaph :

" those of St. Asaph (which have been very imperfectly kept 'till of late Years) beginning no earlier than 1629."


Yspytty Vicarage, Bettws-y-Coed.

BREAST TACKLE : PUSH-PLOUGH (US. ix* 109, 194, 234, 311). I became possessed of a Manx push-plough nearly thirty years ago at the Smithy in West Baldwin, about four miles from Douglas, which I have since given to our local museum of antiquities. Manv old country people have told me that they could remember this implement in use, chiefly to cut the " scraas," or large thin pieces of mountain turf that were used in thatching cottages. The two gable walls would be finished ; the ridge pole be placed in position, and two or three, more slight, on each side between it and the side walls ; and then an excursion was made to the moun- tains, where a thick stretch of turf, short and compact, was chosen. The width of the cottage and the length required from wall to wall over the ridge pole were measured, and. then the push-plough was used for " fleying " (or flaying) it; and as it became detached from the ground it was rolled on a

pole until the required length had been cut (or " fleyed "). It was then carried to the hoiise on men's shoulders, still rolled on the pole, and it was carefully unrolled from one side wall, over the ridge, to the other wall, with the grass inside ; and on that the thatch of " bents " from near the sea was placed, and tied on with straw ropes, or " sag- ganes," held tight round projecting stones near the top of the walls, forming a sort of giant's network over the cottage.

It is interesting to me to know that (see ante, p. 311) one of the same name as myself has a specimen of a push -plough in my native county (Warwickshire), while I have become possessed of one in this island of the sea. Perhaps, although the name of the im- plement in each case is the same, and the fact be that they are both for use by human being?, there may yet be some differences in actual form and mode of employment.


St. Thomas's, Douglas.

" KEHENDYNE " (11 S. ix. 309). One of the two main suburbs of Rangoon. In ' The Imperial Gazetteer of India,' s.v. ' Rangoon,' the name is spelt " Kemmendine " ; in the atlas accompanying that work the map of ' Rangoon and Environs ' has " Kemendine. STEPHEN WHEELER.

Oriental Club, Hanover Square, W.

Kemendyne, or more correctly Kyi-myin- taing, is the name of a suburb of Rangoon. The word means " see-high-post." Probably there was a lofty wooden staff there at one time, such as is common outside monasteries and pagodas. H. FIELDING -HALL.

4, Essex Court, Temrtle, E.C.

AUTHORS WANTED (U.S. ix. 307). Richard Cobden in a speech which he made at a meeting of the Manchester Athenaeum, 27 Dec., 1850, said :

" I believe it has been said that one copy of The Times contains more useful information than the whole of the historical works of Thucydides (laughter) and I am very much inclined to think that to an Englishman or an American of the pre- sent day that is strictly true." See The Times, 30 Dec., 1850, p. 7. This passage is quoted in Morley's ' Life of Richard Cobden,' in a note in vol. ii. p. 429 ; but "books" is substituted for "works," and Morley points out that Cobden, and journalists and collegians who commented on his speech, knew little about Thucydides^ " that rather troublesome author."

In 1863 Cobden attacked The Times, and the editor, Delane, who referred to him in The