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236 NOTES AND QUERIES. [i2S.x.MAR.25, 1022. assisted in building the cathedral and dome of St. Paul's. Can any reader give biographical details of Jasper Lathom, one of the masons men- tioned at ante, p. 89 ? L. H. CHAMBERS. Bedford. DEVONSHIRE MSS. (12 S. x. 170). The query seems to refer to the purchases by the Bodleian Library at Sotheby's in April, 1843 (Milles Collection) (see Gentleman's Magazine, July, 1843, p. 72). Milles's ' Risdon * and ' Westcote ' were tran- scripts. The Risdon MS. purchased by the British Museum (add. MS. 36748) from Sir Thomaa Phillipps's library was propably earlier. There are also Westcote MSS. at the British Museum and another is mentioned in Devon Notes and Queries, v. 52. M. BOOK-PLATE OF D. ANDREWS DE SWAYTH- LING (12 S. x. 191). Swathling is a pleasant village just outside Southampton to the north. It is partly in the parish of North, partly in the parish of South Stoneham. Writing of South Stoneham Church, John Duthey (* Sketches of Hampshire,' 1839) says : At the south side of the eastern wall is a monu- ment of foreign sculpture, in memory of Dummer Andrews, Esq., and of his daughter Mary. No dates given. No doubt MR. PRICE could obtain full particulars from the in- cumbent of St. Mary's Church, South Stoneham, near Southampton. W. COURTHOPE FORMAN. The arms given by MR. PRICE are ascribed by Burke to Andrewes of Bisbrook, in Rutland. The crest is, A demi-lion or, ducally crowned arg., holding in the dexter paw a human heart gu. There is a pedigree of the family in Wright's . ' History of Rutland,' and a short pedigree of a junior branch in J. H. Hill's ' History of Langton.' In the crest of this junior branch the lion holds a human head between his paws. H. J. B. CLEMENTS. UNIDENTIFIED ARMS (12 S. x. 130, 199). These are the arms of the Alberton family, according to Papworth's ' Ordinary of British Armorials ' and Burke's ' General Armory ' ; but when or where this family flourished I am unable to say, as I find no record of it in Bridger's ' Index to Pedigrees of English Families' (1867), nor in * The Genealogist's Guide to Printed Pedigrees,' by George W. Marshall, LL.D. (1879). The arms given by Papworth and Burke to this Alberton family are identical with those given by MAJOR WILBERFORCE-BELL of the family whose identity he is seeking ; and to the Alberton arms Burke appends the following crest, viz., A pennon in bend gules, staff headed sable and tasselled or. Is your correspondent sure of his tinctures, as Papworth records many similar arms with different tincturing, and with the bulls' heads erased, couped and cabossed ? CROSS CROSSLET. DERIVATION OF CHINKWELL (12 S. x. 93, 157). There is a Chinkwell Tor on Bone- hill Down in the parish of Widecombe-in- the-Moor, Dartmoor. It is marked thus in the Survey of 1810 as well as in 1904. I only know of this one instance of the name in Devon. It is on the east side of the valley of the East Webburn, some 600 feet above the level of the stream. Numerous springs are in the hill-side, the nearest to the tor being Slades Well, just below a hut circle a"nd about equidistant from and between Honeybag Tor and Chinkwell Tor. As the ch in the place-name Chelston can be traced in record to the soft rendering Shilstone, which name elsewhere is rendered in Domes- day Book as Selvestan, meaning a dolmen, so I suggest that Chinkwell would be the Anglo-Saxon Sinc-wytt. The exact signifi- cation of the first syllable may be open to doubt. The A.S. word Sinc-geof is quoted by Bosworth, from ' Boethius,' by Rawlin- son, as meaning money-gift. As applied to a spring, more likely the adjective is derived from the verb sincan, and simply means the sunken spring. There cannot be any Roman connexion in this instance of the word. Similarly Chigwell would be Sig-wyll, from sigan, which also means " to sink, to fall." HUGH R. WATKIN. Chelston Hall, Torquay. LAND MEASUREMENT TERMS (12 S. x. 48, 96, 156, 198). Correspondents on pp. 96 and 198 appear to miss one simple meaning of the word " warland," which is applied to a site adjoining the river Dart at Totnes. It gave name to a small religious house of the Holy Trinity founded in 1271 by Bishop Walter Bronescombe. The word occurs spelt in various ways warlord, w,rlotde, la w&re lande, la wortaid and meant " the enclosed or fenced land, probably referring to a ' weir ' or rough protection of wattles built along the line of Warland Street to check