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NOTES AND QUERIES. [12 s. vi. MAY s, 1920.


notices published in the Proceedings from 1860 to 1899.

Your correspondent might find something about him in the volumes of The Church- Builder or The Ecclesiologist.

CHAS. HALL CROUCH.

WM. HAWKINS : ANNE WALTON (12 S. v. 319). 'Isaac Walton and his Friends,' by Stapleton Martin, 1904, p. 189, states that Anne, the daughter of Isaac Walton, married in 1676 (not 1678) Dr. Wm. Hawkins, Prebendary of Winchester Cathedral, who died July 17, 1691, aged 58. Anne Hawkins died Aug. 18, 1715, leaving male issue, and was buried with her husband in Winchester Cathedral. CHAS. HALL CROUCH.

204 Herman Hill, South Woodford, E.18.

URCHFONT (12 S. vi. 12, 77). The name is not given in Johnston's ' Place-names of Eng- land and Wales,' and I have not been able to make an extensive search for old forms, but I have found one (in the year 1285) "Erche- funte," and another (in 1628) " Urclant alias Urchfont." From the former, the name would appear to mean " the fount or spring " belonging to a man called Erch, or some name like that. A search in Searle's ' Onomasticon Anglo -Saxonicum' gives Ercan, Ercen, Urk, and Urki as personal names recorded, so probably one of these gave his name to the village. Cf. St. Erken- wald, the A.S. saint, who founded monas- teries at Chertsey and Barking and sub- sequently became Bishop of London.

H. R. NIAS. The Thatched Cottage, Iffley, Oxon.

ANATHEMA CUP (12 S. vi. 150). The Anathema Cup at Pembroke College, Cam- bridge, is so called from having on " the interior of the stem " the inscription : " Qui alienaverit, anathema sit.

" Thomas Langton, Winton. Eps., Aulse Pembrochije olim socius, dedit hanc tarsiam coopertam eidem Aulaj, 1497."

Cooper, in his ' Memorials of Cambridge ' (p. 67) says it weighs 40 (not 67) ounces. Cripps, in his ' Old English Plate ' (3rd. ed., p. 305) says the mint mark is 1481. Thomas Langton was born at Appleby in Westmor- land, was successively of Queen's College, Oxford, which he left owing to the plague, of Clare College, Cambridge, Fellow of Pem- broke College there, Bishop of St. David's and of Salisbury, Provost of Queen's College, Oxford, Bishop of Winchester and Arch- bishop of Canterbury elect, but never installed. JOHN R. MAGRATH.

Queen's College, Oxford.


DAVID HUMPHREYS (12 S. vi. 149). He was born at Derby, Connecticut, in July, 1752, and died at New Haven, in that state, on Feb. 21, 1818. I cannot say if he was of Welsh origin.

WlLLOUGHBY MAYCOCK.

GROSVENOR PLACE (12 S. vi. 109, 156). I thank your correspondents for references to The Builder and Walpole's 'George III.' I know both, and neither states when Grosvenor Place was laid out as a road. SIR WILLOUGHBY MAYcocK says : " Gros- venor Place was originally a row of houses built in 1767." But did the houses- arrive before the street ?

If Grosvenor Place originated with houses built in 1767, how comes it to be portrayed as a full-fledged road on Mackay's map in 1725 (see Builder, July 6, 1901) ?

If, again, as SIR WILLOUGHBY MAYCOCK says, " the ground " of Grosvenor Place was "sold to builders," how do the Grosvenor family come to have been in uninterrupted possession of it since 1677 ? I do not think Walpole's story is strictly accurate, though constantly requoted, and I know the Duchess of Cleveland's to be grossly in- accurate. CHARLES E. GATTY.

SOAPS FOR SALT WATER (12 S. vi. 149). MR. WAINEWRIGHT will find a full account of the soapnut-tree (Sapindus mukorossi) in Sir -G. Watt's ' Dictionary of the Economic Products of India,' vi., pt. ii., 468, and in his 'Commercial Products of India,' p. 979. W. CROOKE.

FINKLE STREET (12 S. v. 69, 109, 279 ; vi. 25). Legal deeds naming the same property Finkle and Fennel are superfluous as to the identity of meaning, if the words be considered as common nouns. But a conveyancer's clerk may have modernized in error. In other words, is the proper name really derived from the old English " finkle " for fennel ? Possibly so, and a reason may come to light.

My own suggestion of Winkel or " shop " Street is not to be admired in a philological view, but nothing has been more common in small towns than the clustering of shops, and a retrograde pronunciation of labials is not unknown ; e.g., Sam Veller., v for w, instead of the normal w for v. Or has Sc. vennel, Fr. venelle always a street appellation been misunderstood and trans- lated back in ancient days by the sticklers for foeniculum or its nearest English form ?

J. K.

South Africa.