98 NOTES AND QUERIES. [12 8. X. FEB. 4, 1022. daughter of Sir William's brother Adam j Trout beck. The " children " who were "named" in the deeds referred to in Sir | William's will were no doubt prospective ; children, for the deeds were dated at the 1 time of the marriage ; i.e., they were ! " named " as " children " merely. Had Sir ! William left any children they would have been the heirs to his extensive estates. But | there was 110 dispute and the Talbots had everything. The main line of the Troutbeck descent is ! perfectly clear. William Troutbeck, Cham- 1 berlain of Chester, died about December, 1444. His son and heir . John Troutbeck, I also Chamberlain, died in August, 1458. ! His son and heir, Sir William Troutbeck, was killed at Blore Heath on Sept. 23, 1459. The Sir William named above, then about ten , years old, was his son and heir. He fought ! for Henry VII. at Bosworth and was made a knight at Stoke in 1487. He died Sept, 8, ; 1510, and his heir was his niece Margaret i Talbot, as the inquisition states. Some old pedigrees give the first William's ! father as Adam Troutbeck ; and one of this ; name was known in Cheshire, being plaintiff j in 1366 (Chester Plea Roll 69, m. 31). But j evidence of the descent is lacking. J. BBOWNBILL. SIB THOMAS DINGLEY (US. ix. 6). To the ! account given at the above reference of this ! Knight of Malta should be added the follow- ing from Mgr. Canon A. Mifstid's ' The j English Knights Hospitallers in Malta,' ; at p. 202 : He had been received into the Order on the 2nd May 1526, and his proofs of nobility were approved on 24th September 1528. He had come to Malta with the Order on the galleys, in : which he was described as a caravanist, as i appears from the list furnished by the Tongue ; on 30th March 1530. He was *the first procura- i tor of his Alberge in Malta. On the 9th January ! 1531 he obtained the Commandery of Baddisley ! and Maine. On the 20th February of the same : year he was allowed to proceed to England to ; reside on his Commandery. On the 1 6th April 1534 he was again in the Alberge in Malta, seeking confirmation in the benefice of Stonesgate con- i ferred on him by the Provincial Chapter of the j Tongue, and he left for England in December 1535. Arrived in London he obtained the Commandery i of the Hospital of Shingay, to which Sir | Ambrose Cave laid claim in Malta on 20th I February 1537. At p. 44 Mgr. Mifsud writes : The manor of Hampton Court with other lands forming part of the Grand Prior's estate, were [sic] exchanged in 1532 with the monastery of ; Stanesgate and its dependencies, and the manor and lands at Franckford were exchanged with Kilburn Priory, when the lesser monasteries were suppressed, and Cardinal Wolseley founded Oxford College, afterwards named Christ College. The deer park between Paddington and Hampstead received by the Prior with Kilburn retains to this day the name of St. John's Wood. The Cluniac monastery at Stanesgate or Stangate was a cell of the great Priory of Lewis and was situated in a hamlet in Essex- five miles south-east of Maldon. It was suppressed by Cardinal Wolsey not, it is clear, in order to found Cardinal College, afterwards named Christ Church, but in order to build himself the Palace of Hampton Court. The Benedictine nunnery of Kilburn was suppressed by Act of Parliament in 1536, and not by Cardinal Wolsey. As the Order of the Knights of St. John was suppressed in England on May 7, 1540, it would seem not very likely that St. John's Wood is so called because it belonged to the Grand Prior between some time in 1536 and May, 1540. In the reign of Queen Elizabeth the deer park in question was known as Marybone Park, and it is recorded that on the third of February, 1600, the ambassa- dors from the Emperor of Russia, and other Muscovites, rode through the city of London to Marybone Park, and there hunted at their plea- sure, and shortly after returned homeward. When is St. John's Wood first mentioned by this name ? Where were the lands at " Franckford " that were exchanged for Kilburn ? It may be mentioned that Sir Roger Boy dell, who was Sir Thomas Dingley's predecessor in the united preceptories of Baddesley and Friars' Mayne, was elected Turcopolier Feb. 25, 1533, on the depriva- tion of Sir Clement West, and died in Malta before Feb. 15, 1535, when Sir John Rawson was appointed Turcopolier. Sir Thomas Dingley's mother was a sister of Sir William Weston. Is it known who his father was ? JOHN B. WAIXE WRIGHT. THE HOUSE OF HARCOURT (12 S. ix. 409, 453, 495, 514 ; x. 15, 37, 77). It may be critically assumed that Dudo stated accurately the belief of the Normans of his day, say ^996- 1026, that their grandfathers or great-grandfathers came from Denmark and were Danes. This he states directly and indirectly many times, for example, of William I. he speaks, " gloriosissimus dux, comes Willelmus. . . ex prosapia insigne, patre Daco, scilicet Rollone " (' De Moribus . . . ducumNorm.,' Bk. n.,c. xxxvi.). Again,
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