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178 NOTES AND QUERIES. [12 S. X. MAR. 4, 1922. work in, the Royal Collection, at Windsor, and from the date -letters on, the silver mountings of these weapons they can be accurately dated ; the years 1788, 1790, and 1792 occur, which seems to have been about the busiest time of his life. According to the Inventories of the Armour, &c., in, the Tower of London, his shop was at 180, Fleet Street. The other gunsmith of the name, Samuel Nock, appears as a gunsmith at the same address in 1812. He was probably the son of Henry Nock. Both the Nocks were good workmen, and made both sporting and military guns, besides pistols of many patterns. E. R. w NAMING OF PUBLIC ROOMS IN INNS (12 S. ix. 189 and passim)s Some of the numerous correspondents who answered this inquiry may possibly be interested in this record of the George Hotel, Winchester, which dates back to the fifteenth century, pos- sibly earlier : - Proprietor John Harris, 1655. The Swan. The Tuns. The Adam and Eve. The Marigold. The Nag's Head. The Crown. The Sun. The Lion. The Mermaid. The Bull. The Fleur-de-lis. The Rose. The Falcon. The Pomegranate. The Chequer. The Star. The Half-Moon. The Dolphin. The Cross Keys. The Squirrel. The Bell. The Dagger. The Talbot. The Green Dragon. The Shumeboard. The Greyhound. W. COUBTHOPE FOBMAN. NEVIN FAMILY (12 S. x. 131). It is recorded in the pedigree of Irwin of Mount Irwin (Burke's ' Landed Gentry of Ireland,' 1912) that " Robert Irwin of Mount Irwin, Co. Armagh, married the daughter of Nevin, and had issue, with three daughters, four sons." The second son, William Irwin, was born in 1769, so the marriage may be dated about 1760-1765. This lady may have been one of the family men- tioned in the query, perhaps a daughter of William Nevin, who succeeded to the Ministry of Downpatrick in 1746. A MS. pedigree of Black of Newry, Co. Down, in my possession, states that William Black, M.D., of Newry, married Jane, daughter of W. Irwin of Mount Irwin, Sheriff of Armagh, and their son, Thomas Black, M.D., was born in 1799. William Irwin married (according .to Burke) in 1809, Sarah, daughter of Samuel de la Cherois-Crommelin, so the parentage of Jane Black would appear to- be incorrectly stated in my pedigree. She might, however, have been a younger daughter of the Robert Irwin mentioned above. I should be glad of any information which would assist me in establishing her parentage. C. W. FIBEBBACE (Capt.). BBITISH SETTLEBS IN AMEBICA (12 S. ix. 462, 517, 521 ; x. 57, 114). Marsh, Kinswomen Mary and Ann, daurs. of Joseph and Eliza- beth Marsh, late of Philadelphia, Pen., Glovers, mentioned in Will of John Andrews, 1757. (250 Busby, P.C.C.) May, son Alexander, gone to Virginia, mentioned in Will of Alexander May of Clanfield, Co. Oxford. (Cons. Oxfd., vol. A, p. 400.) Davison, Hilkiah, of St. Mary's in Jamaica, born in Winchester, Co. Southton. Sworn 9 Sep. 1744. (C. Reg. of Affadavits, 52-1033.) Pearce, Mathew, emigrated from Kings Langley, Herts, to New South Wales, 2 Jany. 1832. (C.O., 206/33.) GEBALD FOTHEBGLLL. 11, Brussels Road, St. John's Hill, New Wandsworth, S.W. 11. POEM OF THE SIXTIES WANTED (12 S. x. 132). The little poem about the two poor boys was composed by Mary Sewell, 1797-1884. Its title is ' A Mother's Last Words.' The ballad was. published in 1860, and according to the * D.N.B.' 1,088,000 copies were sold. D. A. CRUSE. Leeds Library. on Alumni Cantabrigienses. A Biographical List of all known Students, Graduates and Holders of Office at the University of Cambridge from the earliest times to 1900. Compiled by John Venn and J. A. Venn. Part I. From the earliest times to 1751. Vol. i. Abbas Cutts. (Cam- bridge University Press, 7 10s. net.) To readers of ' N. & Q.' there is no need to labour the importance of the great work which, in the volume before us, begins to see the light. It is, in its kind, a classic, which, as time goes on, will gain in interest and value, which may be added to here and there, or corrected, but which can never be superseded. The compilers in their Preface anticipate one of the earliest impulses which must inevitably arise in the mind of any person who takes up this book for the first time- a comparison with the ' Alumni Oxonienses.' The first instalment of Foster's work was wel- comed in our columns at 7 S. iv. 379 (Nov. 5, 1887), by the pen of Joseph Knight, who addressed himself most zealously to showing its high utility, yet at a later date, upon reviewing a second instalment at 7 S. vii. 19 (Jan. 5, 1889), had to lament the slightness of the support it had met with. Already, it appears, he had received a