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188 NOTES AND QUERIES. [^S.X.MAK.H, 1922. four tides daily at Southampton. The Eng- lish fleet seems to have arrived about the time of high water, and their attention was so diverted owing to the fight in the mouth of the Water that the rapid ebb of the tide left them stranded on either side of the channel. While stranded, the Danes attacked the ships on their side, with the result that they were beaten. When the tide again reached the ships, at the most six hours later, the Danes were able to float their shipg first, owing to their less displacement, and so make their escape. Hat-field College, Durham. J. R. SPATJL. A LATIN SAYING. At 10 S. v. 88, PROF. Mo QBE SMITH asked for the source of the lines, Quamvis cuncta notes, quae lustrat regna Bootes, Vix reperire potes quam sine labe notes, which are quoted in Abraham Fraunce's 'Victoria,' 11. 2226-7 in the Professor's edition. The same couplet, with quern, not quam in the second line (Fraunce's (Mar. 25, 1823), he is described as " of the Lower Terrace, Lower Street, Islington, . . . Surveyor." He is also called a surveyor in The Builder (Sept. 4, 1884; obituary of Charles Lee). On March 11, 1794, William Williams married Rachel, daughter of John Lee of Islington (and sister of Joseph Lee, painter in enamels to the Princess Charlotte and the Duke of Sussex), but ob.s.p. June 10, 1833, and was buried at St. Mary's Church. A curious anecdote con- cerning him will be found in The Connoisseur, No. 170, vol. xliii., p. 94, while some account of his wife's relatives, more especially the enamel painter, was published in the same periodical, No. 197, vol. 1., p. 29 et seq. Mrs. Rachel Williams lived at Cloudesley Terrace, Liverpool Road, Islington. She was born on Oct. 29, 1775 ; was named as executrix of her maternal aunt's, " Betty " (Elizabeth) Oldroyd's, will (dated Aug. 20, 1820 ; proved May 20, 1823), and died June 7, 1840. Her body was buried in the churchyard of St. Mary's, Islington, but the headstone disappeared when the site was cleared for context required the feminine), is given ! laying out as a recreation ground. I have on p. 74 of Jakob Werner's ' Lateinische I been told that the tombstones were then Sprichworter und Sinnspruche des Mittelalters | mainly stacked in the vaults of the church, aus Handschriften gesammelt ' (Heidelberg, | Having no children of her own, Mrs. 1912). It is there taken from a collection | Williams Was responsible for the upbringing of sayings in a MS. of the University Library , o f her nephew, Charles Lee (1804-1880), the at Basle, assigned by the editor to the first | well-known architect and surveyor, son of quarter of the fifteenth century. j James Lee (1772- 181 6), of Islington. Two of EDWARD BENSLY. ; Charles's sons bore the name of Williams j Charles Williams Lee (1840-1901) and my A LONDON WELSH FAMILY: WILLIAMS grandfather, Sydney Williams Lee (1841 -19 17). OP ISLINGTON. The following notes, com- piled from documents and memoranda in my possession, may interest Welsh genealo- gists : Benjamin Williams, born at Haverford- west (date unascertained), was a church- warden of St Mary's, Islington, in 1797 and 1798. He died Nov. 4, 1-804, and was buried at the same church, leaving by his wife Sarah (nee Brindley; died Sept. 22, 1800, aged 56), a son, William. Whether Mrs. Benjamin Williams was a connexion of James Brindley, the engineer, I cannot say ; but my maternal grandfather was F. GORDON ROE. Arts Club, Dover Street, W. WE must request correspondents desiring in- formation on family matters of only private interest to affix their names and addresses to their queries in order that answers mav be sent to them direct. STROUD GREEN. What justification is there for Sir Laurence Gomme's equation, " Stanestaple = Stroud Green," stated but in the habit of keeping an old newspaper unexplained in his ' Governance of London,' cutting concerning him, with certain other I p. 411 ? If there matter relating to the family. William Williams (son of Benjamin) was born on April 27, 1770, " at the house situate at the south-east corner of Britannia Row and Lower Road," Islington. In a lease dated Dec. 25, 1804, his vocation is given be no justification for this identity, where indeed was the Domes- day Estate, held by the Canons of St. Paul's ? When does the present name of " Stroud " Green first occur ? What evidence exists in support of Lysons's statement, given with- out reference of any sort and in a passage " Timber Dealer," but, in a later lease, in which he dismisses the " hamlet " in