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ii s. ix. MAY 9, i9i4.] NOTES AND QUERIES.


LIEUT. RICHARDSON McVEAGH. This officer helped Lieut. Peter Gordon of the Knockespock family to recruit in 1760-61 (from Aberdeenshire) a company for John- stone's Highlanders. Was he the son of Simon McVeagh of Drewstown, co. Meath, and the nephew of Hugh McVeagh, who settled as a bleacher in Huntly, Aberdeen- shire, where he is still commemorated by a street bearing his name ?

J. M. BULLOCH. 123, Pall Mall, S.W.

" BLOOD-BOLTERED," 'MACBETH,' IV. 1. 123. It has been stated, I believe, that the word " blood-bolter'd " in 'Macbeth,' IV. i. 123, is to be explained by a word " bolter " or " boltered " used in Warwickshire rustic dialect. Is there any foundation for this explanation ? HARIMELLA SMITH.

SIR RICHARD BERNIE. When did his death take place ? He was living in 1826.

A. F. R.

JOHN APRICE entered Winchester College in 1542, aged 12^ from Ruthin, and was Fellow of New College, 1549-50. Was he the John Price ordained at Chester by letters dimissory from St. Asaph in September, 1555 ? and the person of this name who obtained the pre- bend of Llanywith in the Cathedral of St. Asaph in 1559, and was deprived that same year ?

WILLIAM BAKER entered Winchester Col- lege in 1520, aged 10, from St. John the Baptist's parish, Alresford, Hampshire, and was Fellow of New College, 1530-34 ; B.A., 1531/2 ; and Fellow of Winchester College, 1537. Was he the William Baker who was succeeded in 1561 after deprivation in the Rectory of Sherfield English, Hampshire ?

One Baker, a mass-priest, had been ar- rested in Shropshire and lodged in Shrews- bury gaol in October, 1579 (Dasent, ' Acts of the Privy Council,' xi. 293).

JOHN COLLYNS entered Winchester Col- lege in 1545, aged 13, from Ottery St. Mary, Devon. He is probably the priest " Colinus " of Sander's list in his ' be Visibili Monarchia.' One of this name was Vicar either of Hal- berton or of Holbeton, Devon, from 1554 to 1559/60, arid Rector of Ingpen, Berks, in 1560/61, being deprived immediately after- wards. Was this the Wykehamist ?

JOHN COOK entered Winchester College in 1539, aged 12, from Heyford, Oxfordshire (probably Lower Heyford), and proceeded to Corpus Christi College. He would seem to be the John Cooke of Hampshire admitted there 9 May, 1544. He is no doubt the " Coquus "

of Sander's list, and was succeeded after deprivation in the Rectory of Cliddesden, Hampshire, in 1562.

THOMAS DAVYS entered Winchester Col- lege in 1539, aged 12, from Tisbury, Wilts. His name occurs in Sander's list. He be- came Scholar of New College in 1545, and was Fellow 1547-58 ; Proctor in 1556 ; and B.D. in 1559. He held the Rectories of Hardwicke and Creelow, both in Buckingham- shire, and was deprived in 1560. He is probably to be identified with the English priest Mr. Davis, who in September, 1572, was beneficed in the Low Countries (S.P. Dom. Eliz., Ixxxix. 16), as according to the ' Coricertatio Ecclesiae ' a priest named Thomas Davis died in exile. Is it known what his benefice in the Low Countries was ?

" AMONG THE BLIND THE ONE-EYED MAN is KING." Who originated this saying ? Edmund Campion quotes it at the beginning of the ninth of his ' Rationes Decem ' (1581) thus : " Scitum est, inter caecos luscum regnare posse."

The 'N.E.D.' quotes "1665, Marvell, ' Char. Holland,' Among the blind the one- ey'd blinkard reigns."


DANIEL GOOSTRY. In the fine collection of china of the Brighton Corporation there is a coloured earthenware plaque representing, according to the label, the bust of a Hussar, and bearing the inscription in large cha- racters " Daniel Goostry." Is there any- thing known about him ? The plaque is stated to be Staffordshire ware, and the date assigned to it is circa 1780 ; but this appears to be the date given to a good many pieces in the collection. To me it seems to be the bust of a Hungarian nobleman in civil dress.

L. L. K.

REV. FERDINANDO WARNER. In pre- paring a list of rectors of this parish, par- ticulars of which were furnished from the cathedral records, I discovered that " Fer- nando [sic] Warner" was rector 1738-46. Information supplied by the Bishop's secre- tary gives his name as " Ferdinando." Under the latter name the ' D.N.B.' has an account of a clergyman who is described as " a miscellaneous writer," and " a man of wide learning, and more than ordinary ability." He was Vicar of Ronde, Wilts, 1730 ; Rector of St. Michael's, Queenhithe, 174.7 ; created LL.D. in 1754 (of what University it does not appear ) ; made Rector of Barnes in 1758 ; and died in" 1768. But no mention is made of his having been