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12 s. x:. MAR. 25, 1922.] NOTES AND QUERIES. 233 ground, the majority of the gravestones were stacked in the vaults under the church, though a certain number were placed against the walls of the recreation ground. Those stacked in the vaults remained there until 1921, when the path in question needed re- paving and the District Council agreed to do the work if the Church Council would pro- vide the material. By what means I do not know these Islington tombstones were obtained and carted to Hadley, where they were piled in a heap in front of the house in which Mr. George Robey, the comedian, resides. Some of the gravestones were intact, but the majority had been broken. The heap was described as about 50ft. long, 30ft. broad, and about 4ft. high. Many of the inscriptions, The Star's correspondent stated, were quite legible. The oldest which he noticed on a cursory inspection was dated 1773, but most of them were dated between 1811 and 1831. I have no further references to the subject, so I assume that these tomb- stones have since been laid down to pave " Dick Turpin's Path." R. S. PENGELLY. PSEUDO-TITLES FOR " DUMMY BOOKS " (12 S. x. 129, 173, 197). When Mr. Bamford Hesketh erected Gwrych Castle near Aber- gele he made the library so large that he had not enough books to fill the shelves, and Mr. George Prichard, a Chester bookseller, advised him to have a number of false book- backs prepared. These were secured to flat deal boards arranged on shelves and the glass cases locked, much to the chagrin of many an innocent book-worm. This pro- cedure gave rise to a saying which was in common use in Cheshire and North Wales, " Like Hesky's library all outside." Who first perpetrated this joke of false titles ? JOSEPH C. BRIDGE. Chester. 'LA SANTA PARENTELA ' (12 S. x. 107, 157). Since launching my query I have obtained, through a correspondent at Cologne, a little more information, of which I cannot, however, guarantee the absolute accuracy, with reference to this subject in one of the pictures there, to which I referred. I should say that my knowledge of them was only through reproductions in the second volume of * La Storia della Pittura Veneziana,' by Laudedeo Testi (Bergamo, 1915). And in this particular picture the names are attached on scrolls to each figure. St. Anna is the central figure, and on her right are the three Mary? and their children. On her left come, in the following order, Effra, pointing to his wife Hismeria, with no children. Then Zacharias, pointing to Eliza- beth with her child, John the Baptist. Then Eliud, who has no wife. Then Emion, pointing to his wife Emelian, who has a child, Servatius, playing with a toy crosier. Now the only St. Servatius that I know of was Bishop of Tongres. He died in 384, and an account of him has been written by St. Gregory. If, possibly, this child repre- sents him, then it would point to this being a votive picture to some foundation in the Maastricht See to which that of Tongres was transferred. St. Anna's parents, who, according to the Italian translation of the Spanish ' Flos Sanctorum,' by Ribadeneira, were Stolano, alias Gaziro, and Emerentia, do not help in the case. As regards my miniature, which is only If in. by 1 Jin., only four of the women appear within the screen, with seven of the children. To prevent overcrowding, the remaining three women, two of whom carry babies, appear in the background amongst the men. And only the four women and all the nine children have haloes. F. LAMBARDE. Siena. " GREGOR " OF THE MOSQUITO COAST (12 S. x. 190). I doubt whether the state- ment that Gregor, the so-called " Cazique of Poyais," should be charged with an extensive series of frauds is altogether justified. His attempt to form a settlement was probably a bona fide and honest adventure which failed owing to circumstances over which the originator had little control. Sir Gregor MacGregor, as he is called in the ' D.N.B.,* was the grandson of the Laird of Inverar- dran, in Breadalbane, and played a dis- tinguished part in the liberation of Venezuela. There is a considerable litera- ture dealing with the Mosquito Coast, of which the following books are representa- tive : Weatherhead, W. D., ' Account of the Ex- pedition against the Isthmus of Darien under Sir Gregor M' Gregor ' (1821). Strangeways, T., ' Sketch of the Mosquito Shore' (1822). (This contains a portrait of MacGregor.) ' Proceedings of an Inquiry instituted by Major-General Codd relative to Poyais' (1824). Douglas, J., ' Account of the Attempt to form a Settlement on the Mosquito Shore in 1823 ' (in his ' Journals and Reminiscences '). Beltran y Rozpide, R., 'La Mosquita : Notas documentadas ' (in the ' Bulletin of the Spanish Geographical Society,' vol. lii., 1910). These and other publications on this sub-