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12 S. X. JAN. 28, 1922.] NOTES AND QUERIES. 77 Printed by lohn Windet 1607.' Dedicated to Queen Anne, Consort of James VI. and I. (Brit. Museum has a copy.) 3. ' True petition of Colonel Hume, as it was presented to the Lords assembled in the High Court of Parliament ; being then one of the poore brethren of that famous foundation of Charter House. Declaring . . . that if they would employ him for the businesse in Ireland, and let him have but six score or an hundred instruments of war, which he should give direction for to be made, he would ruin the rebels, all within three months, or else lose his head. Likewise, he will undertake within three months, if their Lord- ships would give credence to him, to bring in by sea, being furnished with a compleat navy, to H.M. and the Parliament twenty millions of money. Ln : John Giles, 1642.' Fcp. 4to ; four leaves only. W. JAGGABD, Capt. Stratford-on-Avon. INDEX ECCLESIASTICUS (12 S. x. 9).- The first part of the MS. of this intended work, 1500 to 1800, comprising letters A and B, together over 14,000 names, was ad- vertised for sale in E. Menken's Catalogue 164, in November, 1905, price 32s. Qd. Presumably the remainder of this projected Index was never compiled. In the same catalogue are a number of MS. volumes relating to Cambridge matricu- lations and graduates. Foster had intended to compile a list of Cambridge alumni in a similar style to his Oxford volumes, but never lived to commence the work. It would be interesting to know where these Cambridge MSS. are now deposited. W. G. D. FLETCHER, F,S.A. Oxon Vicarage, Shrewsbury. ST. CHRISTOPHER AND THE CHRIST CHILD (12 S. ix. 371, 415, 436, 452, 536). As to MR. W. E. GAWTHORPE'S query respecting the brasses at Morley, I have asked the rector, the Rev. A. E. R. Bedford, as I have not inspected these brasses lately, and he informs me that the three representa- tions of St. Christopher exist (a) on the John Stathum brass on the floor of the north chapel ; (b) on the tomb of Sir Thomas Stathum in the south aisle ; (c) on the John Sacheverell memorial on the south Wall near the door. These are figured in the Rev. Samuel Fox's ' History and An- tiquities of the Church of St. Matthew, Morley,' Plates xin., xiv. and xv. The first figure is lOin., the second 8in., and the third 6in. A representation of the second is in Mr. H. W. Macklin's ' The Brasses of England' (2nd ed.). The second third are not now in their original positions. The head* of the Child on the Sacheverell brass unfortunately disappeared some years ago, before the Rev. A. E. R. Bedford's incumbency, otherwise the brasses- are in excellent condition. W. H. QUARRELL. THE TROUTBECK PEDIGREE (12 S. x, 21). Mr. J. P. Earwaker, a reliable autho- rity, prints in full the will of Sir William Troutbeck, 1510, in his ' History of St. Mary-on-the-Hill, Chester,' p. 185. Where it refers to " my sons and daughters " and to " children " he has a footnote : This was a natural provision to provide for any children hfe then had or in case any children were born to him, but it is certain he died without surviving issue. While I agree that Richard Troutbeck as father-in-law of John Talbot requires explaining, the evidence of the inquisitions and other documents are hard to get over. It seems that in 1502/3 Sir William Trout- beck made a settlement of his Cheshire estates which were to be held by Robert Troutbeck, Thomas Hough and William Frodsham for Sir William and his heirs (39th Report Dep. Keeper, pp. 264-5). The inquisition of Dec. 17, 1512, two years after the death of Sir William, states that Margaret, wife of John Talbot, was the kinswoman and heir, namely, daughter of Adam, brother of Sir William ; that she was aged 16 at the death of Sir William (in 1510) and that she had been married to Talbot during Sir William's life. The same year, 1512, arrangements were made with Margaret, the widow of Sir William and then wife of Sir William Poole, by which she and her husband acknowledged the rights of Margaret Talbot as the heiress, and received a life interest and an annuity from the Cheshire estates. Margaret Poole died on May 2, 1531, when her husband was left with a son, Thomas, aged 17. At this date Margaret Talbot is stated in the writ of livery to have been aged 37 (39th Rep. D.K., 256), which agrees with the previous statement of her age. R. STEWART-BROWN. Bromborough. THE HOUSE OF HARCOURT (12 S. ix. 409 , 453, 495, 514 ; x. 15, 37). In reply to MR. HARCOURT-BATH, when I wrote that Wace is the one authority for the presence of a Harcourt at Hastings, I was not referring to modern writers. Of these Delisle is undoubtedly the greatest on the French side, but Round pointed out long ago