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NOTES AND QUERIES. [12 s. vi. MAY 22, iaao.

' Four Dialect Words Clem, Lake, Oss and Nesh,' published by the English Dialect Society, besides acting as joint editor with Prof. Skeat of another volume issued by that society, ' Two Collections of Derbi- cisms by Samuel Pegge.' Can any reader tell me if the above mentioned are still in existence, and their whereabouts ?

F. WILLIAMSON. Museum and Art Gallery, Derby.

ABMOKIAL BOOK-STAMP. Can any one help me to identify the owner of the follow- ing t book-stamp ? Quarterly (1) a cross moline, apparently charged with a very small annulet (for cadency ?) ; (2) per chevron, three trefoils, slipped, counter- changed (knight ?) ; (3) Vair, a bend (Manceter ?) ; (4) a chevron between three owls (Fleming ?). The date would be about the first half of the seventeenth century. The stamp is on an old law book printed in London in the year 1600, and so might have belonged to some judge or other lawyer of early Stuart times. The first quarter of the coat is borne by many English families, but I cannot fit the other quarters into any of their pedigrees. H. J. B. CLEMENTS.

Killadoon, Celbridge.

PILGRIMAGES AND TAVERN-SIGNS. Is it the case that many old tavern- signs owe their origin to names given to inns which were stopping-places of pilgrims ? and were these inns established along pilgrim-routes by the Knights of St. John of Jerusalem ?

J. C.

LAMBE. Brewster Lambe was admitted to Westminster School in 1715, aged 11, and George Lambe, the son of William Lambe of Westminster, was at the School in 1729, aged 13. Information concerning them is desired. G. F. R. B.

MARY LAMPLUGH, widow of the Arch- bishop of York's son, was living in 1710. According to the ' Diet, of Nat. Biog.' xxxii. 31, Thomas Lamplugh, the Arch- bishop, had five children, of whom John Lamplugh " was the sole survivor at his death " in 1691. Was Mary the widow of John ? I want to find out the name of her third son. G. F. R. B.

FIRST STREET LIGHTING BY ELECTRICITY IN ENGLAND. A newspaper paragraph lately, in chronicling that Chelmsford is reverting to gas for lighting, claims that it was the first town in the kingdom to have e^ctric light in the streets. ' Modern Chesterfield,' published locally in 1903, has

it that " Chesterfield was the first town in the kingdom to venture upon lighting the whole of its streets by electricity," and quotes the authority of Mr. Robert Ham- mond, whose firm laid down the -electric installation in October, 1881. Which town really first adventured ? W. B. H.

GORDON'S KHARTOUM ' JOURNALS.' Where are the originals of the ' Journals, which were printed by Hake and also pro- duced in facsimile, now deposited ?


" PARISH MARK." I shall be obliged for information explaining this term which appears in the Rode (Somerset) Guardians' Book of Workhouse Accounts :

A.D. 1776 " William Wheeler to have one shilling per week if he will wear the mark till further orders."-

1778 " John Silcock to have two^shillings^per week for his daughter if he will wear the parish mark, or make his House to the parish for their security."

CAREY P. DRAKE. The Malt House, Yattendon, Berks.

" A RED RAG TO A BULL." Is it true that the sight of a red rag or cloth irritates a bull, more than does a similar cloth of any other colour ? ALFRED S. E. ACKERMANN.

THE AUSTRALIAN BUSH. What precisely is meant by the term " Australian"^ ush " ? To which part of Australia does it refer and what is the nature of the vegetation ?


JOHN JAMES, EJECTED MINISTER : DE- BORAH NEWTON. The grandfather of Deborah Newton, afterwards Mrs. James Smith, who died in 1802, in her 74th year, was John James, an ejected minister men- tioned in Palmer's ' Nonconformists' Me- morial.' Palmer, following Calamy, men- tions two ejected ministers of this name : one ejected from Flintham, Notts, a Con- gregationalist ; the other from West Ilsley. I think the Congregationalist is intended; the other was also six years his senior.

The Congregationalist was born in 1626 ; the son of Simon James, schoolmaster of Woodstock, Oxon ; educated at Exeter Coll., Oxford ; rector of Flintham ; lecturer at Newark ; pastor at Wapping, where he died 1696. In 1672, when evicted by Justice Peniston Whalley, grandson of Cromwell's " Aunt Fanny," he had at least three children, one of whom, aged 6, died from the effects of harsh treatment. If either of the other two was a girl, she would be too- old in 1728 to bear a child. Was Mrs.