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NOTES AND QUERIES, to* s. XL APRIL 25, 1903.


in Teviotdale. The charter granting this land will be found in the folio volume of the printed ' Register of the Great Seal,' p. 6.

Much that is known about the Turnbulls will be found well stated by Mr. Stodart in his 'Scottish Arms,' vol. ii. p. 49. There are many ways of spelling the name, but I cannot find that " Trubillis " was one of those. None of the variants occurs in connexion with "James IV.'s visit to the borders in 1586," for the very good reason that that king had been dead seventy-six years before that date. The only variants of the name which occur in the Treasurer's accounts to which MR. JONAS refers are Turnebull, Turnbull, Trum- bill, Trumbule, Trumbull, and Trumbul. At least these are all in the volume dealing with the years 1473-98 (not 1473-8 as accidentally printed in MR. JONAS'S communication). There may be others in the succeeding volumes, but I have not had time to verify them.

As to the name Roull, this is quite different from Bed rule. The head of the family would no doubt be known as "Bedrule" so long as that estate was in possession of the family. But Thomas Turnbull, of Roule, in Bon- chester, was charged before the Privy Council with trespass in 1619, and was probably but a very small proprietor in the district.

A great deal of interesting information about the Turnbulls may be got from a careful study of the 'Registrum Magni Sigilli,' the Exchequer Rolls, the Register of the Privy Council, the Lord Treasurer's accounts, and the 'Calendar of Border Papers,' all published by Government and full of information for the student of family history. J. B. P.

Trumble and Turnbull are undoubtedly the same, as here the former pronunciation is in constant use for Turnbull. R. B R.

South Shields.


GERMAN AUTHOR WANTED (9 th S. xi. 289).

" H / P ; T L .-, wi11 find the original of 'Wings' in the Liebesfriihling ' of Friedrich Riickert beginning :

Fliigel, Fliigel ! urn zu fliegen

Ueber Berg und Thai : Fliigel, urn mein Herz zu wiegen

Auf des Morgens Strahl.

R. E. FRANCILLON.

.HISTORICAL RIME (9 th S. xi. 209). -This rime, which, curiously enough, was the subject ot correspondence in ' N. & Q.' just six years ago almost to the day (8 th S. xi. 187, 275), will f fc P * ^ in ' Sci> ipscrapologia, or u pK^ 1 Dish ^ All Sorts ' pub- by the author himself, and printed by


M. Swinney, Birmingham, 1804. It is entitled " The Chapter of Kings, a song. Sung, in * The Brush,' by the Author as an Irish School- master." It seems to have been popular, for the author adds the following note :

"From this song, with the help of its tune, the Chapter of Admirals. Aldermen, &c., have been fudg'd up in the full vein of Four and Twenty Fiddlers all in a Row ! And the Author himself has been induced, by the reception it has met with from the intelligent part of the public, to follow it up with the Chapter of Letters and Chapter of War, which the reader will find hereafter."

'The Brush/ "for Rubbing off the Rust of Care," was a monologue entertainment given by Collins in London, Birmingham, Bath, and other towns. For it he wrote his well- known ' To-morrow,' which has been included byMr.F.T.Palgrave in the 'Golden Treasury/

Collins and his poems have several times formed a subject for discussion in the pages of ' N. & Q.' To the reference to 3 rd S. v. 18 given by the Editor, and the reference to 8 th S. xi. given above, must be added 7 th S. i. 187, 310. BENJ. WALKER.

Gravelly Hill, Erdington.

I well remember as a child trying to learn ' The Chapter of Kings ' to which your corre- spondent refers. It was, however, eventually discarded for another and better rime bring- ing in the dates very aptly. I still retain a few of the couplets, but most of them appear to have evaporated. I should be glad to know the author's name. The lines I recall are as follows :

William the Conqueror ten sixty-six Played the Saxons some shabby tricks. William Rufus the red-haired man In ten eighty-seven his reign began. Henry the First in eleven hundred came Beauclerc was added to his name. Stephen usurped in eleven thirty-five, Though Matilda and son were both alive. Henry the Second eleven fifty-four Wife, friend, and children troubled him sore.'

The hateful John in eleven ninety-nine Forced by his barons the Charter to sign. Henry the Third twelve sixteen Eleanor of Provence was his queen. Edward the First twelve seventy-two Conquered Wales and won Falkirk too.

JOHN T. PAGE. West Haddon, Northamptonshire.

These lines were printed in the Sporting Magazine (1796), vol. viii. p. 330. One of my very earliest memories is that of listening to my father sing them for the sake of giving me pleasure. I can feel now the thrill of delight the words gave me, and I trace in some degree, at least, my love for history to the impression they made on my dawning intelligence. The version he knew was not