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12 s.x. APRIL i,io22.] NOTES AND QUERIES. 243 Northampton (Eotuli de Dominabus, xxxi., 27, 29). JOHN LA WERRE was a Gloucestershire tenant to whom John confirmed the manor of Wick, which in its subsequent name of Wickwar still carries on his name. He was lord also of the manor of Brislington, Co. Somerset, granted to him by Earl John at the request of Isabella his wife (Collinson's 'Somerset,' ii. 411). In this year (1189) he owed the Exchequer ten shillings, the balance of 9 Is., incurred in a suit against Hugh de Pinkeigne (Pipe Roll, 1 Hie. I., p. 166). He died in 14 John. HENRY DE MUNFORT. Not to be con- founded, I think, with Henry, son of Thurstin de Munfort of Beaudesert, Co. Warwick (o.c. 1191), a tenant of many manors, though probably of the same stock. In a grant of Roger de Berkeley iii., son of Roger de Berkeley ii., appear as witnesses Maurice de Berkeley, Robert his son, and Henry de Mumfort. Late Hen. II. ( Jeayes's ' Catalogue of Berkeley Muniments,' p. 15). In another charter of John, Earl of Mortaigne, to Robert, third son of Robert FitzHarding of Berkeley, Henry de Munfort (with Hamon de Valoignes) is also a witness (ibid., p. 21). And in a grant of Philip Wace to Robert (fitz Harding) de Berkeley of land in Tels- ford, Co. Somerset, Henry de Munford and Roger de Munford are the principal witnesses. . Late twelfth century (ibid., p. 27). From 'Testa de Nevil' we learn that he was tenant of the manor of Wellow, | Co. Somerset, in John's time, and so must j have been a member of that branch of the Munfords which gave their name to Far- leigh Montford, a manor which though in the county of Somerset was also in the Hundred of Wellow (see Collinson's map of Somerset).* CHARLES SWYNNERTON, F.S.A. WHITEFOORD OF THAT ILK OR OF MILTOUN: WHITEFOORD OF BLAQUHAN. (See 12 S. x. 108, 153.) THE Colonel of ' Waverley ' was not the only member of his family to be associated with one of Scott's novels, while a third member

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W. Bazeley, the distinguished Gloucestershire antiquary, and to the Rev. C. S. Taylor, so well known for his ' Domesday Studies,' for some in- teresting references to Bristol and its early charters. was an early patron of Burns. Sir John Whitefoord of Blaquhan, third baronet, entered upon estates much encumbered by the mismanagement of his predecessor, and though he might in time have overcome his difficulties, the failure of the bankers, Douglas, Heron and Co., compelled him to sell all his estates. It was on the occasion of her leaving her old home that Burns addressed the lines entitled ' The Braes of Ballochmyle ' to Mary Anne, Sir John's eldest daughter ; while frequent mention of Sir John himself is made in the poet's correspondence. Sir John Whitefoord, second baronet, was considered in Edinburgh circles to have " supplied the ground- work of the character of Sir Arthur Wardour in the * Antiquary.' " Five-and-forty years ago, when spending many weeks in a Scottish country house containing a large collection of printed genealogical works, I attempted to trace the descents of the different branches of the Whitefoord family, and to fit into their places the names which occur among my own people. These works included "Hamilton of Wishaw " (Maitland Club, 1831), Craufurd's ' Account of the Stewarts,' (1710), Nisbet's 'Heraldry,' vol. i. (1721), James Paterson's ' History of Ayrshire,' vol. i., Kay's ' Edinburgh Portraits ' (1838), Fountainhall's ' Historical Notices,' vol. ii. (Bannatyne Club), ' Antient Criminal Trials,' and Douglas's ' Baronage ' though the last has only reference to the marriages of females, the Whitefoords of that ilk having ceased to be territorial barons, and their writs having passed with the barony into the hands of the Earl of Dundonald, the purchaser. From these works, none of which deals otherwise than incidentally with the family, details are very incomplete. But two things stand out quite clearly: one, that it was the fate of one after another of the name to be, not perhaps on the wrong side, but on the losing side, in all the troubles of their times ; the other, that when the estate of Whitefoord, Renfrewshire, had been lost, together, strictly speaking, with the territorial epithet " of that ilk," the main line of the family went on in Milntoun, Lanarkshire, its secondary seat, and was often called, though not by themselves, Whitefoord of that ilk or of Milntoun. The last of this line mentioned by Nisbet is Sir John, whom he leaves with the ob- servation "died without issue after 1689." A writer in 1721, whose subject was heraldry,