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NOTES AND QUERIES. [12 s. vi. MAY 1. 192*

or with Joshua Toulmin Smith ('D.N.B.'), 1816-69, the writer and constitutional lawyer who is said to have been named after his great-grandfather, Dr. Joshua Toulmin ?

H. PlRIE-GORDON. 20 Warwick Gardens, Kensington, W.14.

NICHOLAS;? BROWN (buried at Bolton, co. Northumberland, Aug. 21, 1716), son of William Brown of Ewart, co. Northumber- land (buried Sept. 23, 1712), by Margaret (buried Sept. 20, 1728), daughter of Adam

Smith of Scremerston, married Joan ,

who was buried at Bolton Dec. 17, 1714.

Who were the parents of Joan ? Who

was the mother of Margaret Smith ? Was Adam Smith any kin to the author of ' The Wealth of Nations ' ?


MARTEN ARMS. I should be glad of information regarding the arms of Sir Henry Marten, who signed the death warrant of Charles I. The arms have apparently been lost for several generations. J. K.

ITALY AND INDIA IN THE FIFTEENTH CENTURY. Villari relates of Borso, the first Duke of Ferrara, that his fame was so widespread that the Indians sent him rich

E resents supposing him to be the King of baly. What is the authority for this ? 'Is it in Guicciardini ? Where can I find particulars of intercourse between Italy and India in the fifteenth century ?


TOMS OR THOMS : NIAS. Could any reader give me particulars of any persons of these names in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries or earlier ? Some were, I believe, ironmasters at Newbury in the seventeenth century. Please reply direct.


The Thatched Cottage, Iffley, Oxon.

CODDINGTON. John Beauchamp of Lon- don, writing to relations in New England in 1649, mentions " my brother Coddington." Who was this Coddington ? C. B. A.

ARTHUR POLE, son of Geoffrey Pole, was a young man of 25 years of age in 1600, and had been brought up from his childhood in the house of the then lately deceased Cardinal Alessandro Farnese ; and in that year the Duke of Parma was endeavouring to get a Cardinal's hat for him ('Cal. S.P. Span., 1587-1603,' at pp. 670, 671, and cf. US. iii. 45). He is said to have been " slain s.p. Rome" (11 S. iii. 112), but apparently in

160lFthere wasfa scheme for marrying him to Lady Arabella Stuart (A. N. Amelot de la Houssaie, ' Lettres du Card. D'Ossat,' iii. 446). This scheme is said to have been favoured by the Pope and the King of Spain. But was not Lady Arabella a Protestant ? When was Arthur Pole slain, and where can* I find further particulars about him and his- brother Geoffrey, who is not to be confused with Geoffrey Pole of Wirrall (US. iii. 154) ? JOHN B. WAINE WRIGHT.

PIGOTT. Can any correspondent of ' N. & Q.' give me the name of the first wife of John Pigott, lieutenant in 39th, 36th, and 74th Regiments of Foot, who married secondly, in 1764, in Compton Chamberlaine r Wilts, to Jane Bennett, and state where? first marriage took place ?

WM. JACKSON PIGOTT. Manor House, Dundrum, co. Down.

WOOD (THURSTON) OF KEYMER, SUSSEX. I shall be grateful for any information about Thurstan atte Wode of Keymer, who died May 2, 1539, seized of lands in Keymer and Cuckfield. His descendants used the same- arms as the Woods of West Hoathly, who came from Clayton, of which parish Keymer formed part in the sixteenth century* Were the Keymer and Clayton families connected, and, if so, how ? When did the Keymer family settle at Ockley ? Were they originally from Hailsham ?


17 Girdlers Koad, W.14.

LIGHTFOOT MARRIAGE. Information wanted as to the date and place of marriage

of a John Lightfoot and Anchoret.

He was established in trade in Birmingham,, 1765, but is believed to have been a native of London. L. T.

' A NEW VIEW OF LONDON, 1708 ' : AUTHORSHIP. This very useful and familiar work, in 2 vols., 8vo, is usually identified as- having been compiled by Edward Hatton." Possibly this is derived from ' The English Topographer, 1720,' wherein Richard Raw- linson says, p. 128 :

" The next and last concerning this City, &c.- was compiled by Mr. Edward Hatton, Gent., whose skill though plain iu many Things of his- work, is Evidently defective in others particularly where he gives us his monumental Inscriptions,, which are very erroneously taken."

The book itself does not afford any indication of its editor's identity, the long, preface being an attempt to justify the- omission of many epitaphs and the inevitable-