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in English instead of in Latin, and in comprising all degrees as well as matriculations. The work has been well and most carefully done, and will be found serviceable to all who have occasion to consult lists of graduates as well as to those who are members of the University of Cambridge.
The First Prayer Book of King Edward VI. Edited
by Rev. Vernon Staley. (Moring.) As the second issue of " The Library of Liturgiology and Ecclesiology for English Readers," Provost Staley has reprinted this epoch-making document of the English Church, reproducing it literatim even to the extent of unexpanded contractions from the copy put forth by Whitchurche in the March of 1549. As the English Service Book is known to have been used in London on Easter Day of that year, which fell on April 21st, it is obvious that this, and not the impression issued in May, was the one used. Mr. Staley sends out the volume without note or comment, but an essay on its sig- nificance is promised in an ensuing issue. It is presented with all the excellence of typography, paper, and binding for which the De La More Press has a deserved reputation.
Fragmenta Genealogica. Vol. VIII. By Frederick
Arthur Crisp. (Privately Printed.) THIS sumptuous, privately printed volume will, we are sure, be welcomed by every one who is so fortu- nate as to become possessed of it. Many interesting wills are abstracted therein, and three important fifteenth-century letters are given in facsimile, as well as numerous autographs. There are also engravings of the armorial seals of Gaudy, Harrison, Thurston, Rebow, Lloyd, and Mason. Tabular pedigrees form an important part of the work. Many of them relate to the Somerset family of Strode ; but we find also those of Brewse, Havens, Thurston, and Ventris of Suffolk. We have read them all diligently ; they seem to have been com- piled with an amount of care which is often sadly wanting even in the most pretentious works of genealogy.
The Strodes are a most interesting race. We hope that a day may soon come when some one may be moved to give us a fitting history of the family. The name is so uncommon that we may assume, at least provisionally, that all bearers are of one stock. Mr. Crisp supplies his readers with a beautiful copy of a portrait, in his own possession, of Sir George Strode, of Westerham in Kent, who was buried in St. James's, Clerkenwell, in 1663. His arms, which are given in the corner above the left shoulder, are those of the Parham branch, Ermine, on a canton sable a crescent argent.
We cannot, in having thus to allude to the Strodes, refrain from remarking that they are one of the very few of our old families on which heredi- tary honours have never been conferred, though such distinctions have several times been offered. They served in the reigns of Henry III. and Ed- ward I. in France and Scotland. A notable member of the race was William Strode, member for Beer- alston in the Long Parliament, who was one of the five members the attempted seizure of whom was the immediate cause of the great Civil War. The Strodes sometimes bore strange Christian names. There was a Sagweridis Strode, of Warmwell, Dor- setshire, who was a clothier, and died in 1650. A Tryamo Strode was living in the same county in the previous century.
H. C. writes : " We lost an occasional contri- butor to these columns by the death of Clifford Wyndham Holgate, M.A., who died on 21 April at Bexhill, where he was buried, on the 24th, in St. Mark's Cemetery. The only son of Mr. Wyndham Holgate, of Ardingly, Sussex, late Inspector of Workhouse Schools, he was born on 3 January, 1859, and was educated at Winchester and Brasenose College, Oxford. While he was reading for the Bar, to which he was called at Lin- coln's Inn in 1886, ill health compelled him to take a long voyage, the fruits of which were his ' Chief Libraries of Australia and Tasmania' and 'Chief Libraries of New Zealand.' His return to England nearly coinciding with the appointment of his Oxford tutor, Dr. John Wordsworth, to the bishopric of Salisbury, he became the bishop's legal secretary, and afterwards (in 1897) also his registrar; and he consequently lived at Salisbury until the summer of 1902, when he left upon becoming chan- cellor of the diocese, as well as actuary of the Lower House of Convocation for the province of Canterbury. He had hardly settled in London before he fell a prey to the long and painful illness which has now ended fatally. A keen antiquary, he showed his love for his old school by his many generous gifts to the Winchester College Museum, and by his books. His chief works were ' Win- chester Commoners, 1836-1890,' and ' Winchester Long Rolls, 1653-1721.' The task of completing his 'Winchester Long Rolls, 1723-1812,' which is now in the press, will be entrusted to a friend. His
Roll of Names and Addresses of Old Wyke- hamists,' printed in 1900, led to the formation of the Wykehamist Society, which intends periodic- ally to issue similar rolls. His latest book was ' A Memorial of Henry Winckworth Simpson, Rector of Bexhill and Prebendary of Chichester,' his maternal grandfather. Holgate was an industrious worker whose zeal more than counterbalanced his lack of good health, and many will remember how little he thought of himself when he could help a friend."
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