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12 S. X. FEB. 11, 1922.] NOTES AND QUERIES. Ill SIB RICHARD BLACKMORE, M.D. When and whom did he marry ? The ' D.N.B.,' v. 129, merely states that there is a monument in the church at Boxted to the memory of Sir Richard and his wife, Dame Mary Blackmore. G. F. R. B. MAYHEW. I am anxious to find out

about the Mayhews. My maternal grand-

mother was a Miss Ellen Mayhew before her marriage to John Meeson Parsons, and was a daughter of Jane Mayhew (nee Gilding) and " John Mayhew the Younger," j about whom I know nothing. E. F. OAKELEY (Major). The Gables, Eynsham, Oxon. GREAT PUBLIC SCHOOLS. What are the twelve " Great Public Schools " in order of | importance and seniority ? F. J. H. KING AND ORMISTON FAMILIES. Will .anyone having access to the pedigree of the Ormiston of Ormiston family give me particulars of any marriage between mem- bers of these families ? The Kings belonged ' toDalkeith. JAMES SETON- ANDERSON. 39, Carlisle Road, Hove, Sussex. AUTHORS WANTED. 1. Can any of your readers tell me where the following quotation comes from : " Behind our life the Weaver stands, And works His wondrous will. We leave it in His all- wise hands, And trust His perfect will. Should mystery enshroud His plan, And our short sight be dim, We will not try the whole to scan, But leave each thread to Him." ARTHUR F. G. LEVESON GOWER. 2. " The people take the thing of course, They marvel not to see This strange, unnatural divorce Bi-twixt delight and me.V A. E. H. 3. I should be grateful to know where the follow- ing verses are to be found, or whether or not the last line but two is correctly rendered with 41 loveliness " : 11 What silences we keep year after year With those who are most near to us and dear. We live beside each other day by day And speak of myriad things, but seldom say The full sweet words that lie just in our reach Beneath the common-place of common speech. Then out of sight and out of reach they go, These dear familiar friends who loved us so ; And sitting in the shadow they have left, Alone with loveliness [? loneliness] and sore bereft, We think with vain regret of some kind word That once we might have said and they have heard." G. C. THE TROUTBECK PEDIGREE. (12 S. x. 21, 77, 97.) THIS family (of which an account appeared in 4 S. iv. 276) is one in which I am much interested. I have been for some time trying to compile a complete and accurate pedigree, but I have found it a task of great difficulty. The following are a few extracts from my Troutbeck notes which bear upon the points raised by DR. HAMILTON HALL : Sir William Troutbek died 8 Sept.. 2 Henry VIII. ; Margaret, wife of John Talbot, Esq., and daughter of Adam Troutbek, brother of Sir William, aged sixteen, is his next heir (Inquisi- tions, Chester, 3/00, No. 7, May 7, 4 HenryVIII.). Livery of the lands of Sir William Troutbeke, in Herefordshire, Wilts, Salop, the town of Glou- cester, Devon, Wales, and Calais, to Margaret, wife of John Talbot, arid daughter of Adam Troutbeke, Sir William's brother (Letters and Papers, Henry VIII., May 5, 1512). Dec., 4 Henry VIII. [1512] : John Talbot and Margaret, his wife, v. William Pole and Margaret, his wife (widow of Sir William Troutbeck), re Manor of Brynstath, &c. (Chester Fines, file 38). Sir John Talbot and Margery, his wife, v. Sir John Husy, re three messuages, &c., in Oxi Richard and Watford, Herts. The following pedigree is alleged : John Troutbeck, temp. Henry VI., by Margery, his wife, had issue (besides John, the uncle, who died s.p.) William, his son and heir, who had issue William, who died s.p., and Adam, whose daughter Margery married John Talbot, the plaintiff (De Banco Roll, Trinity, 17 Henry VIII. [15251 Plantagenet Harrison's Notes). Richard Troutbeck, gent., was a trustee of the marriage settlement of Thomas Pole and Mary, daughter of Sir John Talbot of Grafton. Richard Troutbeke v. Joan Troutbeke, widow ; Fine premises in Elton (Chester Plea Rolls, 33 Henry VIII., pt. 1, m. 5). [Not examined.] 16 Aug., 4/5 Philip and Mary [1557] : an inden- ture mentioned, by Margaret Chorlton, widow, sometime wife of Richard Troutbeck, late of New- port, Salop, gent., concerning land in Troughford [Trafford], which the said Richard on 8 April, 1 Edward VI. [15471 had demised to William Leche (Harl. MSS., 2079, f. 51, 82). My in'erest in the Trou' beaks centres chiefly at present in the following : 1. Agnes, cousin of John Troutbeck, Chamber- lain of Chester, and perhaps daughter (? and heiress) of Thomas Troutbeck, one of the Cheshire archers at Agincourt, probably a brother of William (John's father), who camo from the place of his name in Westmorland and founded the family in Cheshire! She married, first, John de Dedwode of Chester, Deputy Chamberlain of that city to William and John Troutbeck, who died in 1445 and by whom she had dower in Chester, which was the subject of various actions. She married, secondly, about 1440-7, William