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script, which is in large folio, consists of over 1300 pages, and contains 1937 coloured coats-of-arms. An index of all the name has been prepared in slip form. The Temple Church is not included in the survey, the Masters of the Bench of the two Societies of the Inner and Middle Temple declining to allow the survey to be made, on the old contention that the Temple Church is not within the city boundary.

BERNARD KETTLE. Guildhall Library.

AMBER (12 S. vi. 271, 297, 318). Some years ago I was advised by my medicai

ad visor to put ten drops rectified oil of

amber on a piece of sugar as a remedy for tonsilitis from which I have severely suffered. I have found it a valuable remedy when threatened with an attack. B. C.

THOMAS MASLET (OR MESLET) (12 S. vi.

.294). If Mr. H. T. GILES can see the valuable series of ' Parish Clergy Lists of Durham ' contributed by Mr. J. W. Fawcett, to the Durham County Advertiser, he will find much regarding this clergyman. This

answer also applies to Mr. GILES' other

query 'Thomas Lupton 'at the same reference.

"There are particulars of Thomas Maislet, Maslet or Meslet, in Mr. Fawcett's 'The

Church of St. John the Baptist, Newcastle

-on Tyne, 1 (1909) pp. 63-4.

BESSIE GREENWELL.

ROYAL OAK DAY (12 S. vi. 293, 316). Thirty years ago, or thereby, I was working Ttfith a team of labourers provided by fche late Lord Muncaster in excavating the Roman camp of Hardknot, on the ancient foridle road between Ravenglass and Kendal. It is a very lonely district pastorum loca vasta and during several daj^s' labour, we

had but one visit from a single visitor the

tenant of the sheep-farm, who looked in upon us on May 29. It had been'a remark- ably genial spring, and I remarked to my ^visitor on the forwardness of the grass on that exposed upland. "Aye, it's fine," he replied, "and this be but yak-bob day." The term puzzled me ; he explained that "yak-bob " meant the flower of the oak. The Anglo-Saxon pronunciation of ac, an oak, has been more strictly preserved in Cumberland than it has been in Scotland, where we speak of an " aik."

It is commonly understood that it was on Hay 29, 1651, that Charles II. sought and found hiding in an oak ; but in fact that


adventure took place after the defeat of the royal forces at Worcester on Sept. 3 in that year. It was in commemoration of the King's escape in that manner that oak leaves were worn and displayed on May 29, 1660, when Charles made his public entry into London after the Restoration. It was his 30th birthday, and the anniversary has been known as Royal Oak Day ever since. HERBERT MAXWELL. Monreith.

In the village of Chudleigh, Devonshire, when I was a scholar at the Grammar School there, we always celebrated " Oak Apple Day " it was invariably known by that name on May 29, displaying a ^prig of oak-apple, as the Eton boys did. We got a " half " or a " whole " upon the occasion, in commemoration of the old school having been founded during the reign of Charles II. I think the custom of wearing the emblem prevailed throughout the county.

CECIL CLARKE.

Junior Athenaeum Club.

PETLEY FAMILY (12 S. vi. 275, 302). The arms of Petley of Filston, in Shoreham, Kent are as follows :

Ar. two bends engrailed Sa. a canton of the last.

Crest : a cubit arm in armour erect ppr. garnished or, grasping a scimetar by the blade of the first, hilted by the second.

The Petleys are related to the Beres- fords of Westerham. Michael Petley, gent. was buried at Edenbridge, June 9, 1656. R. J. FYNMORE.

GROVE HOUSE, WOODFORD, ESSEX (12 S. vi. 249). I am pleased to be able to tell' your correspondent that the initials on the north wall of the only remaining portion of the house built in 1580 (apart from the wood and plaster work incorporated in the main building of the new house erected in 1832) stand for John and Blanche Lambert. I made this discovery some years ago after many days of research at Somerset House and the Record Office. He was the son of John Lambert of Kirton-in-Holland, co. Lines., by his wife Joane Conny, and grand- son of Richard Lambert, also of Kirton- in- Holland. John, who was house-building in Woodford in 1580, married three times, and lad a large family. His third wife was the above Blanche, daughter of Wm. Watson, mercer of London and widow of Dunstan Walton, also mercer of London and she