238 NOTES AND QUERIES. [12 s.x. MAR. 25, 1022. " MAYOR AS A WOMAN'S TITLE (12 S.x. Shiringham's, in White Hart Court, White- 149). Contributors who are learned enough ; chapel ; Wright's, in Artillery Lane. Some in municipal usage to answer the query at j of these became better than " coffee-houses," the above reference would oblige me if at j but many became much worse, and were the same time they would give the correct j " winked at " by the officers of the law title for a woman councillor. A paragraph j because they were handy for occasional in The Times for April 6, 1921, ran as ! rounding up of thieves and receivers not follows : | collectable in market places like Rosemary At the declaration of the poll for the Ilford Urban j Lane. Me. District Council Mrs. Whitten, a successful | candidate, asked the proper title of a woman j MOON FOLK-LORE : HAIR-CUTTING (1 S. councillor. Mr. Partington, the returning officer, x . 93)._My mother, when we were children replied that she was Councillor Mrs. Whitten." ! , ( had nmfl hiir fn rut fwhinVi la<* id an * some hair to cut (which, alas, is If she were the wife of a councillor, she would be j " Mrs. Councillor Whitten." JOHN B. WAINE WRIGHT. Is not there a paralled case in the instance of Mary, daughter of King Henry VIII., who was created in her father's life- time " Prince" (not " Princess ") of Wales ? R. B. Upton. FIDDLERS' GREEN (12 S. x. 130). The no t the case no w !), always made us have our hair cut at the new moon, the idea being that as the moon waxed so would our hair strengthen. The same idea exists amongst the Piedmontese peasantry. S. H. Du PARC. Hazlitt, in his * Faiths and Folklore,' gives several instances at pp. 14 and 20 of persons on the continent consulting the moon before they bled, cut their hair, pared their nails, ' E.D.D.' gives : (a) "An imaginary place | &c., and Lean, in his 'Collectanea,' gives used as an expletive," with a quotation from ! others in this country under ' Waning of the West Yorkshire dialect ; (b) " A sailor's Moon,' at pp. 244 and 246. imaginary paradise," with a Cornish quota- tion from the Folk-Lore Record. Thig subject wag discussed at 10 s> iv . 29> 116, 173, 234, where MR. CROOKS will find much interesting information. The 'N.E.D.' has: "Fiddlers' Green (naut.) : a sailor's elysium, in which wine, women, and song figure prominently (Farmer)." The quotations at the reference would appear to apply to the " place used as an expletive," but it is curious that the JOHN B. WAINEWRIGHT. SIR THOMAS DINGLEY. (11 S. ix. 6 ; 12 S. an expieuve IT, s curious mai, 3 x 9 8) . According to the Visitation of Surrey, wandering fiddler, usually in his lifetime i 1623 ' Mabell ^ sister of Wm . Weston,
P ?^ ar P erSOr On , th S V ^ la ? e green ' i Lord Pryor of St. Johns) was the wife of
should be consigned after death to a green , John Dinglev o f the Isle of Wight." in the neighbourhood mentioned. The In the < 6 O glander Memoirs ' it is stated :
- a paradise with a fiddler I DinglyecM e olso into owre lsland in By ohard
ye Seconde's reygn , being of an awnti^nt, fam -ly in Kent. . . . The fyrst of this fam ly that came came into owre Island mafch"d with ye daughter and h3yre of that ain'k-nt f am< lye Balfe de Woolverton, by whom they nowe injoye Woolverton. Woolverton is a manor in the parish of sailor's idea of and other delights is more easily explained. C. W. FIREBRACE (Capt.). Elmstone Court, Preston, Canterbury. EAST LONDON "COFFEE-HOUSES " (12 S. x. 107). Among the " coffee-houses " in East London in the reign of Queen Anne there are mentioned in various places : Baldrey's,next the Church, Aldgate Without; BouldeVs, in Church Lane, Houndsditch ; The Black Boy, in Prescott Street, Goodman's Fields ; Bland's, in Catherine Wheel Alley, Whitechapel ; Brightman's, near Wapping Old Stairs; Draper's, opposite Leadenhall Gate ; The Essex, Whitechapel ; Finch's, in the Minories ; The Gun, in Mansfield Street, Goodman's Fields ; Haverse's, at White- chapel Bars ; The Marlborough, in Wellclose Square ; Pear's, in Broad Street, Ratcliffe ; Shorwell, some five miles south-west of Newport. ALFRED T. EVERITT. Admiralty Boad, Portsmouth. BURR- WALNUT (12 S. x. 191). Is not this the term given to the knotty excrescences or woody outgrowths from the trunk of the walnut tree ? They are sometimes two to three feet across and a f^ot or more in thickness, weighing five to six hundred- weights, being generally beautifully mottled ; they are highly valued for veneers. ARCHIBALD SPARKE.