12 S. X. FEB. 4, 1922.] NOTES AND QUERIES. 93 3-decker. Red ensign at ensign. parish church there are faint traces of a! Namur coloured coat of arms ; the memorial j staff. wording runs thus : Formidable ? (name uncertain, but it ap- Near unto this place lyeth buried ye body of | parently begins with "Form-"): 3-decker. Hartgill Baron Esq. late one of ye Clercks of His j Red ensign at ensign staff ; British admiral's p a - T ^ ea j e ' and Secretary to his Highness j fj a g w jth a square red and blue flag at the Windsor. UP He dyed ye lastly % November, and I main ; red fla at the fore ' was buried here the 4th day of December 1673. Two 2-deckers. Red ensign at ensigri Near him also lye buried Hartgill, Penelope & I staff. Lucy his children. Here also lyeth, Anne his One 2-decker. Red ensign at ensign staff : wife, daughter of Phillip Barret Esq. of Hamp- ! rfif j qnnnrfi flop- t thp fnrp and ft lar^P rprf sted in Middlesex, who dyed Feb. 22, 1687. square flag at tne tore, and a large red burgee at the main. The enemy ships are 11 vessels in the distance, each carrying a white flag at the ensign staff, and a white square flag with blue St. Andrew's cross at one or the other masthead. This picture is not signed, but is obviously by the same painter as the other. Both. 5.) A. N. GAMBLE. Gorse Cottage, Hook Heath, Woking. MBS. HOLT : * ISOULT BABBY or WYNS- COTE.' In the ' History of the Granville Family,' by Roger Granville (1895), there occurs the following passage : Sl*^,^u57dl3^m? ! y ears - The names P ab ve are painted has been written by Mrs. Holt from the Lisle j on tne sterns of the ships. Papers and other unpublished MSS. in the British | Can any reader identify the incidents re- Museum and State Paper Office. presented and give a reference to any pub- I shall be very much obliged for particu- lished records of them ? lars of this book. Has it ever been pub- ! G. M. M. lished ? Is it possible to procure a copy? M. H. DODDS. Two NAVAL PICTUBES BY SEBBES. 1 DEBIVATION OF CHINKWELL. In the parish of Newington next Sittingbourne j* 161 * is }^ R I 2 an , Burial-ground now possess two oil paintings by D. Serres, each ' ^^ n as . the Crockfield," so called from the* about 5ft. by 3ft. The first represents cer- > broken P iece ? j s ?P ulchral s which have tain French prizes being escorted into a been unearthed from time to time. Ad- harbour by British men-of-war. The har- bour suggests Plymouth Sound and there is in the background a breakwater, which I m th f eto and on th f uo * il s ^ ? f **"* Street is a wood called Chmkwell
- ch hae been ^und Roman (or Saxon)
might be Mount Batten, with vessels lying at anchor behind it. The ships are as follows : Ardent. A frigate flying the Union Jack together with a plain white flag at the ensign staff. remains. Can anyone give the derivation of Chinkwell ? Is it possibly the same as- Chigwell, which may be derived from the Saxon Cingwell (vide ' Healing Wells of London,' Daily Telegraph, Oct. 9, 1913), and what does the Saxon word Cingwell mean ? Other places in the immediate- are named Formidable : 2-decker. White ensign at r ensign staff; British admiral's flag at the | y? 7 cin j y main ; square flag striped horizontally red, I Wardwell and Libbetwell from what are- white, blue, red, white, blue, at the peak. I these two latter derived * City of Paris: 3-decker. Union Jack and ' P - FITZGERALD HOGG (Capt.) a plain white flag at the ensign staff ; British ! admiral's flag and a white flag at the main. MOON FOLK-LOBE : HAITI-CUTTING. The- Hector : 2-decker. Union Jack and white ' following is an extract from the Diary of Nicholas Blundell of Crosby (Lancashire) : 1717. Oct : 6th. It being near Full Moon, flag at ensign staff. A British 2-decker, bows on. Figure-head, a colossal man wearing a helmet and carrying j I cut my Wive's Hair off. in one hand a short staff. Red ensign at I know that there are numerous super- ensign staff. stitions concerning the moon, but I have not The picture is signed " D. Serres, 1782." i heard of anything in connexion with the- The second picture represents a general ! cutting of hair. Perhaps some of your cor- action out of sight of land. The British ! respondents may know, ships are : FBEDEBIC CROOKS.