12 S. X.APRIL i, 1922.] NOTES AND QUERIES. 249 Helinald de Suthaera, Will, de Heringeshae, Roger de Bestun, clerk, Wm. son of Lam- bert, Rodland de Kemestun, Philip Blauet, Ralph Gyel, Wm. son of Fulk, Lambert son of Geoffrey, " and others." There is a seal attached, perishing, with the legend, " Sigil. ade. fil. Ricar." Now Kempstone, Oxwick and Beeston are all to be found within square BS, section xiv., plate 32, of Bartholomew's ' Royal Atlas of England and Wales' (1898), while Castle Acre, South Acre and West Acre lie to the west in the next sguare, AS. All the places therefore are within six miles of Kemp- stone, in the county of Norfolk. But where is Heringeshae ? If not in Norfolk, or even Suffolk, with what county is it to be identified ? From the particulars given, what is the probable date of the record ? S. J. MADGE. 69, Oakfield Road, Stroud Green, N.4. SIB HENRY JOHNSON OF POPLAB. Can anyone tell me who was the mother of Sir Henry Johnson, Kt. (shipbuilder of Poplar), d. 1719 ? Sir Henry Johnson had estates at Friston, near Aldeburgh, and married, as his second wife, Martha, Baroness Went- worth. His daughter by his first wife married Thos. Wentworth, Earl of Strafford (second creation). C. PRICE. Worcester. RHYMED HISTORY OF ENGLAND. -Can any reader say where a complete copy can be seen of a rhymed history of the Kings of England and their dates, beginning In 1066 Conquest did the Normans fix. R. A. S. PAGET. SERMON AT PAUL'S CROSS, 1577. In the McAlpin Collection of British History and Theology belonging to the Union Theological Seminary in New York, there is a sermon preached at Paul's Cross, as indicated by the title given on p. 1 : 'A Godly e Sermon Preached at Paules Crosse on Sundaye, the 9. daye of December, 1577.' Unfortunately the title page is missing, and it is with the hope that someone may have a complete copy of the tract that I am sending this query. The title page is wanted for use in a printed catalogue, and it is desired to know the ending of each line in the title and the use of punctuation and capitals. The sermon has not been identified in the collections of the British Museum, and the only supposed hint as to its authorship was derived from an entry in (William Crow's) ' Catalogue of our English Writers on the Old and New Testament,' second impression, London, 1668, where, under the text, Jer. xxiii., is the entry " Verse 5, 6. Thomas White, D.D. octavo, 1577." Reference to the ' D.N.B.,' Ixi., 48b, gives the following information : In 1578 Francis Coldock printed for him ' A Sermon Preached at Powles Cross on Sunday the ninth of December, 1576,' London, 8vo, in which he attacks the vices of the metropolis (pp. 45-48), and specially refers to theatre-houses and play- going. Reference to the sermon in hand shows that the two sermons are not identical, though the texts are practically the same. And no hint as to the authorship of the item in hand is to be found. The preacher must have been some other person than Dr. Thomas White, the founder of Sion College, London. The dates also present a singular question. In the ' D.N.B.' (loc. cit.), Dr. White is credited with a Paul's Cross Sermon preached on " Sunday the ninth of December, 1576," and with another on " Sunday the thirde of November, 1577." These dates agree with the calendar. The fact that the numerals are written out in full would be presumptive proof that the writer of the article had seen the originals, but there is a mistake somewhere. " Sunday the ninth of December, 1576," and " Sunday the 9 daye of December, 1577," fail to agree with our calendar, and " Sunday the thirde of November, 1577," fails to give " Sundaye the 9. of December, 1577," as any calendar will show. It would seem that our sermon contains a misprint, and that for " 9 " we should read either " 8 " or " 29." CHARLES II . GILLETT, Librarian, Union Theological Seminary 1883-1908. MOTHERING SUNDAY. When was this name first given to the fourth Sunday in Lent ? Herrick mentions it in the seven- teenth century. Tid (Tod ?) Mid. Misera, Cai ling. Palm, Pase egg day. This is said to be in use in the north to describe the six Sundays in Lent ; the first three names to be taken from Latin Psalms Te Deum, Mi Deus, Miserere and " car- ling " to be a sort of pancake. But the names do not fit, Palm Sunday being the sixth Sunday in Lent. " Simnel cakes " were those taken home to mothers. What is the derivation of the name ? A. C.
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