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434 NOTES AND QUERIES. [12 S.X.JUNES, 1922. manage of affaires in his hands ; and I cannot tell well how it should be otherwise, for they that seeme to rival him in it are, in my opinion, too much the companions of [the King's] pleasure to be at leisure to drudge in ye matters of State. {Hatton Cor. (Camden Soc.), i. 35. quoted in a footnote on p. 444, vol. i., Burnet's ' History of My Own Time,' Airy's edition, 1897.) 2. From that time [after Worcester] he had the entire confidence of the King, and began to act as a first Minister . He had the sole management of the affaire of the Restoration with Generall Monk, and Admirall Montague, having been made Lord Chancellor some time before. And when the King came into England, he was in such favour, that he carried all things before him, .and none dared to oppose him. (Clarke's ' Life of James II.,' vol. i., p. 432.) This Life was "compiled by His Royal Highness's Private Secretary out of Memoirs written by that Prince." The precise date of compilation is not known, but is assigned to the early years of the eighteenth century (vide Preface, p. xxii., vol. i.). The Rev. J. S. Cla.rke edited these invaluable memoirs in 1816. 3. Her [Anne Hyde's father] from that time [his daughter's marriage] Prime Minister to the King, supported by this new Interest, soon got at the Head of Affairs, and was like to spoil all. Not that he wanted Capacity but he was too Self- sufficient. ('Memoirs of the Life of Count de Grammont,' p. 84, translated edition, 1760.] Count Hamilton wrote these memoirs after Bang James's flight in 1688. Hamilton accompanied the King in his exile, and wrote his brilliant work in France. JOHN BERESFORD. WROTH FAMILY (12 S. x. 372, 418). An account of the Wroth family of Enfield and Loughton appears in a small pamphlet entitled ' Loughton, Essex,' by W. C. Waller, M.A., F.S.A., of which apparently only 200 copies were printed 100 in 1903 and 100 in 1913. Mr. Waller refers to a yet rarer work, of which only a dozen copies exist, which may be found in the Guildhall Library, British Museum, &c. Briefly, Sir Robert Wroth, eldest son of Sir Thomas Wroth, of Enfield, married Susan, daughter and heiress of John Stonard of Loughton Manor and Luxborough, Chig- well. Their eldest son, also Sir Robert, bought the fee simple of Loughton Manor from James I. in 1613, and rebuilt Loughton Hall. This Sir Robert married, in 1604, Lady Mary, daughter of Robert Sidney, first Earl of Leicester, and died in 1614, leaving an infant son, who, however, only survived him by two years. Lady Mary was niece of Sir Philip Sidney, and wrote a book entitled ' Urania,' in imitation of his ' Arcadia.' To, Sir Robert succeeded his brother John, and then a nephew, John the second, who died in 1661, leaving a young son, John the third. This John married a daughter of Lord Maynard, and was father of John the fourth, who married a cousin, Elizabeth Wroth, and died childless. On the death of his widow in 1738, the manor passed to a descendant of one of her sisters, William, Earl of Rochford. Essex Histories and Visitations would contain a good deal about this family, but I cannot look them up at the moment. Of the Enfield Wroths, I may mention that they owned the manor of Durants, which came to them in the fourteenth century by the marriage of Maud, only daughter of Thomas Durant, to John Wroth, and continued in their possession until 1673, when the executors of Sir Henry Wroth (died 1671) sold the manor. Here, again, a great amount of informaton is readily accessible. . L. M. W. BURIAL OF LORD ZOUCHE, 1625 (12 S. x. 390. It would be interesting to know on what authority the 'D.N.B.' (which monu- mental work is, to quote Sheridan, not in- frequently indebted to imagination for its facts) states that Edward, eleventh Lord Zouche, who purchased Bramshill early in the seventeenth century, was buried at Hackney Old Church (pulled down 1 806). Wheatley states that the Zouches were landowners at Hackney, but does not include that of Lord Zouche among the names of eminent persons buried in the Parish Church. Thorn- bury ( 4 Old and New London ' ) tells us that George, Lord Zouche, was buried in a small chapel close to his house, and that his jriend Ben Jonson wrote certain humorous verses on the proximity of my Lord's grave to his cellar. Here we are confronted by another puzzle. George, the tenth Lord Zouche, died in 1569 ; he may have been buried at Hackney, but as Ben Jonson was not born till 1573 they could hardly have been friends ! Edward, the eleventh baron, was undoubtedly buried at Eversley, in which parish Bramshill stood and stands, so unless his " vile body " w r as imbued with the qualities possessed by Boyle Roche's famous bird, he could hardly have been buried as well in the small chapel mentioned by Thornbury. W. COURTHOPE FORMAN.