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130 NOTES AND QUERIES. [12 s.x. FEB. is, 1922. "SATAN REPROVING SIN." At 11 S. v. 330, I find that the source of this phrase was risked, but no replies appear to have been ; received. The librarian of Guildhall as- sisted me by a reference to Lean's ' Collec- tanea,' vol. iv. (1904), p. 91, where Lean quotes James Kelly's ' Scottish Proverbs,' | (1721). Another hint was received from a Scotsman, who pointed to ' The Fortunes of Nigel,' vol. ii. (1879), p. 311, where George ! Heriot says, " I am afraid I might have ! thought of the old proverb of Satan re- proving sin." Can any present-day reader assist further ? C. W. WHITAKER. 12, Warwick Lane, B.C. 4. UNIDENTIFIED ARMS. Can anyone kindly identify the following arms ? " Argent, a chevron sable between three bulls' heads erased sable." Kindly reply direct. H. WILBERFORCE-BELL. 21, Park Crescent, Oxford. THE MONTFORTS OF FARLEIGH. In his guide to Farleigh Hungerford, the Rev. J. E. Jackson gives a pedigree of the Mont- forts of Farleigh Montfort, as it was at one time called. He writes : "In the reign of William Rufus, it had been granted to the family of Montfort, from whom it obtained the name of Farleigh Montfort. They were lords also of Wellow and Half a, manor of Nunney. . . ." The first Montfort he refers to in his pedigree is one Henry de Montfoit, A.D. 1200. They would appear to have belonged to the family of Montfort -sur-Hisle. Could any reader of ' N. & Q.' throw any light upon their history before 1200 ? R. M. DEELEY. SURNAME LACKLAND. Is it known if any of the illegitimate sons of Kirig John assumed the nickname of Lackland as a surname ? I have consulted many histories of England and other works, including Miss Norgate's

  • John Lackland,' but I can find no informa-

tion on this point. I think I am right in saying that at this early period nicknames applied almost entirely to the individual alone, and that only in rare instances did the nickname become an hereditary surname. Of these exceptions at this period there are instances in such old names as Scrope, Pauncefote, Beauclerk, Grosvenor and Lackland, all of which still exist as very uncommon surnames - to-day. FREDERIC CROOKS. FIDDLERS' GREEN.- " He won't go to heaven : he'll go to Fiddlers' Green, two and a half miles beyond hell ! " " I shan't go to heaven : I shall get off at Fiddlers' Green, twenty -five miles this side of heU ! " These sayings, reported by different indi- viduals, the first by a sexagenarian, the second by an octogenarian, seem to point to a piece of English folk-lore about the status of fiddlers hereafter. ALBERT J. EDMUNDS. J. RICHARDS : IDENTIFICATION OF CHURCH SOUGHT. Can anyone identify the name and location of the church painted by J. Richards, engraved by " T. Hearne, . . . Pupil to Mr. Woollett," and in- scribed, " Engraved after an Original Pic- ture of Mr. J. Richards. Published by T. Bradford, No. 132 Fleet Street." The church is situated on a hill sur- rounded by a wooden fence. At the east end of the church there are a farmhouse and barn*; a man on horseback with trees and cattle in the foreground. In the dis- tance to the west are depicted several houses and a windmill. The size of the engraving is 11 by 14 in. STEVENSON H. WALSH. Philadelphia. ST. MICHAEL'S, GUERNSEY. In Warner's ' History of Hampshire,' vol. iii., p. 54, there is given an account of the opening of the above church, A.D. 1117, and one of those attending the ceremony was Rem. (Remont ?) de Tombe. Is it known whether this Remont belonged to the ancient family who bore the arms of "three tombstones " which are shown upon a sundial at New- church, Isle of Wight, and are said to be quartered with those of the members of the Dillington family ? Can anyone say if these arms are still borne by any family other than Sir John Tomes (the late) and his descendants and those connected with Long Marston, Gloucestershire ? T. C. TOMBS. 60, Harrow View, Harrow. " LOVE " in PLACE-NAMES. What is the derivation and signification of the generic place -word love preceded by atte or de as in the following examples of the early part of the fourteenth century: Love (Cambs), Luef (Hants), Louf (Suss, and Wilts), Loof (Suff.) ? It seems to be also an ele- ment in some compound place-names such as Loveridge, Loufford, Lovegrove, Love