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266 NOTES AND QUERIES. [i 2 s.x. APRIL 8,1*22. the assurance of a generous enemy that he had j nobly performed his part under the most trying circumstances, having manfully exerted himself to defend his ship in a position whence nothing short of a miracle could have extricated him. His wounds progressed favourably till suppura- tive fever set in, attended with increased mental a,nd bodily debility. . . . The General, who had been almost a daily visitor to hear my report on the state of my patients, suggested that it might be more satisfactory both to. myself as well as to the Captain's relatives to take further advice as to the treatment to be adopted or to be followed out. To this I had no objection, and four of the chief Surgeons and Physicians in the place visited the Captain on the occasion of my dressing the stump in the morning. Notwithstanding every endeavour to support the vital action, the debility increased and hectic supervened attended with frequent deli- rium, and at the close of the third week of his sufferings he succumbed to the great misfortunes with which he was overwhelmed, and they were terminated by death on the 1st June. The funeral obsequies of our lamented captain having been performed with all honors due to the rank he held, and our term of Quarantine having expired, the Officers were removed to a house in the suburbs of the City not far from that occupied by the crew. About this time our destination was changed, and instead of having to perform a long journey to the interior of Russia we received the joyful intelligence that we were to await an exchange of prisoners which had just been acceded to by an order from St. Petersburg. ... The timely arrival of H.M.S. Fury with the Russian prisoners in exchange completely checked these irregularities [drunkenness and listless idle- ness], which had already commenced working their own cure by the gradual diminution of the means of supply, and on July 10, myself and other officers and 180 men were released from captivity. . . . HENRY J. DOMVILLE, Surgeon. Capt. Henry Wells Giffard, d. 1 June 1854, aged 44. John Giffard, Midn. (both legs amputated), d. 12 May 1854, aged 19. John Trainer, Capt. of the maintop (lost his left leg), d. 12 May 1854, aged 39. Thomas Hood, Boy 2nd Class, d. May 13, 1854, aged 17. A letter from Constantinople (C.O. 199/15, July 29, 1854) says : Mrs. Giffard, the wife of Captain Giffard, who was wounded on board the Tiger, arrived here last week, and went up in the Vesuvius to Odessa, but arrived too late to see her husband ; he had been dead some days, and was buried a short way outside the town of Odessa. She expressed a wish to visit her husband's tomb, which was granted. A carriage was brought down to the landing- place for her, and drove her to the spot where her husband was interred. She then returned to the Vesuvius, and came back to Constantinople. In a letter to Mrs. Domville, dated Odessa, May 5 (P.R.O., C.O. 206/52, Aug. 18, 1854), Dr. Domville states 'that the Tiger struck about five miles south of Odessa. He says : Nothing could exceed the extreme kindness of our Captors, and we are told to ask for all we want. We fare very well, and the crew are as happy as circumstances will permit. General Osten-Sacken and the other Russian Officers are very attentive, and called on the Captain and Officers. The writer speaks highly of the kindness and consideration of Mme. Osten-Sacken, who feeling much interested in the fate of the young midshipman, caused a lock of his hair to be cut off, and set in a locket, which is intended to be sent to his friends in England. Mr. Giffard, Mid. of the Tiger, was a nephew of the Captain, and a native of Cawsand, where his friends live. He died directly when taken on shore. The ball which struck him was the same ball which struck Captain Giffard, and was fired at a distance of 3J miles ; a fact which, true, shews that the Russians have guns of a very long range. E. H. FAIRBROTHER. WILLIAM CLYBURNE. WILLIAM CLYBURNE (d. Aug. 8, 1578) was a Lancashire man, who accompanied Thomas Stucley as one of his captains in the ship which (see 12 S. ix. 372) left Port' Ercole, Feb. 3, 1577-8. Was he related to Richard Clyburne of Clyburne, Westmorland, gentleman, and Thomas Clyburne, servant of Richard Lowther, who were rebels in 1569 ? (See Cal. S.P. Dom. Add., 1566-79, p. 543). The ship touched first at Palamos in Catalonia, which place she left on the 17th for an unnamed port near Tarragona, where she remained from Feb. 26 to March 5. She arrived at Alicante on March 11. At one of these ports Clyburne appears to have left the ship and gone direct to Madrid. On Feb. 23 the Cardinal Secretary of State (Gallic) wrote to the Nuncio at Madrid (Sega) : With Stucley there also started Mr. William Clyburne, who likewise is an Englishman and a brave soldier, and, in so much as he is in receipt of a pension from His Majesty of twenty-five, ducats a month in the State of Milan, His Blessed- ness wishes Your Lordship to use your good offices with His Majesty for an order to the Government of Milan to pay the said pension in the absence of the said Clyburne to Mrs. Angelica Clyburne his wife, now residing at Asti with two little sons. About this His Blessedness feels sure that His Majesty will raise no difficulty, since the said Clyburne has gone by the order of His Blessedness