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230 NOTES AND QUERIES. [12 s.x. MAR. 25, 1022. EARLY LIFE OF GEORGE III. Horace Walpole (' Memoirs of George III,' vol. iv., p. 327) states that that monarch up to the age of 34 had never travelled thirty miles from London and up to that period (1771- 2) had never seen the sea. Surely this is an exaggeration ? R. B. Upton. COGET. This word occurs among the place-names of Cockington about the year 1800 and refers to a long, narrow strip of land, over 300 yards in length, which tra- versed a site on the top of a ridge known as '" Butts." It is written twice in a note- book of that date as " Butland's Coget " and " Long Coget." The letter " g " may be intended for " q," but I do not think so. Can any reader with access to histories of archery identify the term, or is it possible that when archery, subsequent to the days of Charles I., fell into disuse, this long narrow strip was kept for coursing dogs, training horses or some such purpose ? HUGH R. WATKIN. Chelston Hall, Torquay. EDWARD STEPHENSON, formerly Governor in the East Indies, was buried in Cros- thwaite churchyard in 1768 ag> d 77. Par- ticulars of his career wanted. W. N. L. WREN. 1. Thomas Wren of Seatoller is bu~i d in Crosthwaite churchyard, Cumber- land. Headstone there dated 1750. Can anyone give particulars of him ? Was he a relation of the Wrens of Co. Durham. 2. In the marriage registers of the same church, Mr. Justice Wren was one of those who officiated at marriages, 1650-57. Who was he ? W. N. L. WILLIAM DANIEL CONYBEARE, DEAN OF LLANDAFF. When and whom did he marry ? The ' D.N.B.,' ii. 61, merely states that he married in 1814. G. F. R. B. GEORGE COLMAN, SEN. His wife, whose name was Ford, is said to have been an actress. What was the date of their mar- riage and where did it take place ? What were her Christian names and where did she act ? Instead of " his entire stay " at Westminster School lasting " five years," as stated in the ' D.N.B.,' vol. xi. 390, it was nearly double that length, for he was admitted to the school in October, 1741, -and left in June, 1751. G. F. R. B. COSSENS, HANTS. Pedigree wanted. CLARIORES E TENEBRIS. HAMLET MARSHALL, rector of Padworth, Berks, 1600-7, Old Aylesford, Hants, 1616- 33. Was he one of the family of Marshall of Abbotts Ann, Hants ? CLARIORES E TENEBRIS. THOMAS DICKSON, born 1769, died at St. Vincent, June 14, 1841. He was Crown and Colony Surveyor, which he held for many years. I am anxious to know the name of his parents, and whether he married and had children. JAMES SETON-ANDERSON. 39, Carlisle Road, Hove, Sussex. ALEXANDER MENZIES OF CTJLTER ALLERS. This gentleman married (name of wife sought) and had a large family. I shall be pleased to learn the names of his daughters, of their husbands, and any de- tails of their descendants. JAMES SETON-ANDERSON. 39, Carlisle Road, Hove, Sussex. STORY BY EDGAR ALLEN POE WANTED. There is a story, reputed to have been written by Edgar Allen Poe, of a young man infatuated with a beautiful girl, whose teeth are so beautiful as to focus his intensest admiration. She contracts tuberculosis and dies. One night this young man is sitting in his library and suddenly looks down and sees mud on his boots and a muddy shovel and pick on the hearth. On his table before him are thirty-two perfect teeth. Can anyone tell me how I can locate this story as it has been years since I read it ? WILLIAM A. JAQUETTE. SIR THOMAS PHILLIPPS. (12 S. x. 189.) FOUR questions are put by CLARIORES u TENEBRIS : 1. Was Sir T. Phillips a herald or did he only collect MSS. for his library ? 2. Are his MSS. of value ? 3. Where are they to be found ? 4. Are they bound in volumes ? If Phillips, as seems not impossible, is an error for Phillipps, and the person meant is the well-known Sir Thomas Phillipps, Bart. (1792-1872), the answers would be as follows : 1. Sir Thomas was not a herald in the official sense. He was only the most inde- fatigable collector of manuscripts in the nineteenth century. Some account of his activities may be read in the ' D.N.B.' and on pp. 367-372 of W. Y. Fletcher's ' English Book Collectors' (1902). A curious sketch