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NOTES AND QUERIES. [9* s. x. NOV. 22, 1902.

BODLEY PEDIGREE. Can any of your readers tell me where I can find Sir Thomas Bodley's pedigree, ancestors, and descen- dants ; or can any one inform me how Mary Bodley, who married Robert Reeves, Esq., in the middle of the seventeenth century, was descended from Sir Thomas Bodley ?


43, Bryanston Square, W.

[See 6 th S. ii. 423 and ante, pp. 207, 277.]

HEARSEY FAMILY. I should be glad of in- formation concerning the estates in Cumber- land of Theophilus Hearsey, who was attainted and banished for taking part in the Jacobite rebellion of 1746. H.

ST. MARTIN'S ABBEY, COMPOSTELLA. I shall be glad to learn what are the arms of the Benedictine Abbey of St. Martin at Com- postella, in Galicia. The tinctures are par- ticularly required.


PRE-CONQUEST EARLS OF DEVON AND CORNWALL. Can any of your readers kindly refer me to evidence for or against Risdon s statements that Ordgarius was Duke of Devon and Cornwall in the time of King Edgar (p. 354) and that his son Ordulf was Duke of Devonshire "that great Duke of Devonshire " (p. 231) 1 If Duke of Devon, was he also Earl of Cornwall ; or did he, without the title, enjoy the estates ? (I would remark that it is in the succession of the estates pertaining to the duchy or earldom of Corn- wall that I am chiefly interested.)

Dugdale, under 'Earls of Devon,' while mentioning that Ordgar had a son Edulf or Ordulf, says that after Ordgar a certain Norman earl called Hugh was made earl of this county by Queen Ernma; but the date against this on the margin is 1003, while Ordgar died 971. How was the interval filled ? To Hugh, Dugdale tells us, succeeded Ailmare, who was also Earl of Cornwall, and to him Odo, to whom Edward the Confessor gave also the earldoms of Somerset and Dorset. Turning to 'Earls of Kent,' we read that

"Earl Godwyn had the earldom of the West

Saxons, as it seems by the expression of Ingulphus, who saith [Is this to be found in the Chronicles of Croyland ?] that upon his death the earldom was given to his son Harold."

Risdon, too, states Godwin, "according to Lambert," to have been Earl of Devon and Cornwall. Yet Banks constantly refers to the Ordulf by whom divers Devon and Cornwall estates are recorded in Domesday to have been held tempore Regis Edwardi as " Duke of Devon," and I notice that many of these

estates passed, after the Conquest, to Robert, first Earl of Moretain in England, who was also Earl of Cornwall.


TENNYSON'S '!N MEMORIAM,' INTRODUC- TION, STANZA III. Is the argument teleo- logical or moral 1 ? Is it (1) "Thou art just, and therefore, since Thou hast made him think himself immortal, Thou wilt grant him immortality," or (2) "Thou art just, and therefore, since justice cannot be satisfied without a future life, he thinks he was not made to die " ?

The former argument (based on the Aris- totelian thesis ovStv areAes Trotet rf Averts) is developed by Chalmers, ' Bridgewater Trea- tise,' vol. ii. p 28 ; the latter (based on Kant) by Liddon, 'Some Elements of Religion,' tenth edition, p. 109.


[The second view seems the right one, and is that adopted by Prof A. C. Bradley in his ' Commentary on "In Memoriam.'"]


(9 th S. x. 308.)

I HAPPEN to have in my possession a copy of the petition which was presented to the Lyon three years ago by the provost and magistrates of Inverness. The following extracts from it are interesting in themselves as showing the form proper to such peti- tions, and serve to answer, to some extent, ST. SWITHIN'S queries :

"Unto James Balfour Paul, Esquire, Lyon King of Arms, the petition of [&c., &c.] humbly sheweth,

" That certain ensigns armorial with supporters were borne by the royal burgh of Inverness prior to the passing by the Scots Parliament of the Act 1672, cap. 21.

" That in the year 1680 the town council of the said burgh ordered that the burgh arms should be matriculated in terms of the said Act ; but that, from some cause to your petitioners unknown, this matriculation was not effected.

" That the oldest known seal of the said burgh, used in the fifteenth century, was not armorial, but bore on the obverse our Saviour on the cross, and on the reverse the Virgin and Infant Jesus with lily, crescent, and star (Laing's ' Scottish Seals,' vol. i. No. 1167).

"That the oldest known representation of a coat of arms for the said burgh appears on a wooden panel, painted in the reign of King Charles I., and now preserved in the Town Hall ; which bears on a shield : Gules, a camel statant contourn or ; sup- porters, two elephants rampant proper ; crest, a cornucopia; motto, 'Concordia et fidelitas.'

" That in the year 1685 the provost and magis- trates of the said burgh instructed James Smith, master mason, Edinburgh, to cut in stone a coat of