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. x. SEPT. 20, 1902.] NOTES AND QUERIES.


Foliatt, by his wife Margaret, daughter anc coheir of Sir Robert Spencer, Knt., by his wife Eleanor, widow of James Butler, Ear] of Wiltshire, and daughter and coheir oJ Edmund Beaufort, Duke of Somerset, K.G. ' She is stated in the various Visitations oi Northumberland to have married Sir John Delaval, Knt., of Seaton-Delaval in that county. Is she mentioned in any of the various Gary or Carey pedigrees 1

H.vR. LEIGHTON. East Boldon, co. Durham.

WHITE-HEADED BOY. Can any of your readers kindly inform me how this expres- sion obtained the meaning of a favourite 1

A. J. W.

JEWS AND ETERNAL PUNISHMENT. Win- wood Reade in his ' Martyrdom of Man ' (1872, p. 212) said :

"The Jews held the doctrine that none but Jews could be saved ; and most of them looked forward to the eternal torture of Greek and Roman souls with equanimity if not with satisfaction."

What authority is there for this statement ? Emanuel Deutsch, as good an authority as most, distinctly asserted that "the Jews alone among the Shemites protested against everlasting damnation." Of course, "pro- testing against" a form of belief does not involve rejection of such a form, but the subject seems rather obscure.


ADMIRAL BYRON. In the 'Dictionary of National Biography ' it is said that " the date of his entry into the Navy has not been traced," but in the memoir prefixed to the edition of the 'Narrative of the Wager ' published by Ballantyne, in Edin- burgh, in 1812, it is stated that "he was appointed a midshipman in 1731, being then only eight years old." Did the writer in the 'D.N.B.' overlook this statement, or did he reject it? W. S.

WILLIAM BALL'S POEMS. I have in my hands a book " Creation : a Poem, by William Ball. London : Edward Bull, Holies Street. MDCCCXXX.," 8vo, pp. vi-296. Can any one kindly tell me whether the author is William Ball, the Quaker poet of the Lake District ? Joseph Smith's ' Catalogue of Friends' Books ' does not give it under Ball, Wm., and I have failed to identify the author from private inquiry. NORMAN PENNEY.

Friends' Institute, Bishopsgate Street. Without.

BRISTOW FAMILY. I am seeking for the name of any descendant of John Bristow,

M.P., Governor of the South Sea Company. He had sons and daughters. Mr. Bristow died in 1770 in Lisbon. One of his daughters married Col. Simon Fraser, of the 78th High- landers. OWEN Ross.

SHELLEY AT BRACKNELL. Can any reader tell me whether the house at Bracknell, named High Elms, in which Shelley lived has been identified ? He was there for rather more than a year, 1813-14. M. KNIFE.

SHELLEY'S ANCESTRY. (9 th S. ix. 381, 509 ; x. 50.) THE editor of the Mirror, who in July, 1835, presented to his readers the biogra- phical sketch quoted by MR. JOHN PAGE, was certainly misinformed on one or two important points connected with Sir John Hawkwood. In the first place, Hawkwood did not die on 6 March, 1393. According to the chronicle of Pieift Minerbetti, Hawkwood died on 16 March, 1394 that is, one year and ten days later than the date cited in the Mirror. Nor did he die "at his house in the street called Pulverosa " ; but, to quote Piero Minerbetti, " Hawkwood was ill at his place outside the city [without doubt it was San Donato in Polverosa], where he died." In the second place, Hawkwood's remains were not "deposited in the church of Santa Reparata," but in the cathedral of S. Maria del Fiore, which then stood on the site of the earlier church of Santa Reparata. In the third place, no " monument of him on horse- back" was ever "set up by public decree." At his death Hawkwood's remains were first Dome to the' Piazza della Signoria, where

he funeral procession formed. Thence the

Dier was raised by the cavaliers of Florence and borne to San Giovanni (the Baptistery), and placed on the baptismal font, covered with a cloth of gold. They were then carried nto the Duorao of Santa Maria del Fiore, and placed under the catafalque, where a 'uneral oration was pronounced. They were then interred in the choir of that cathedral on a site chosen by the Signoria. As no vestige of his sepulchre could be traced when, in 1519, the pavement was recovered with marble, we may safely infer that the projected tomb was never built. Hawk- wood's remains, as is well known, were

ranslated to England circa June, 1395, at

the request of King Richard II. Nothing, we are told by the chroniclers, could have exceeded the splendour of these obsequies,