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9*8. XL JAN. 17, 1903.] NOTES AND QUERIES.


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Francis Annesley, of Thorganby, Yorks, grandson of Viscount Valentia. Is there any portrait of her or her husband 1

G. H. JOHNSTON, Lieut.-Col. Market Hill, North Ireland.

THE MURISTAN, JERUSALEM. Can any one kindly inform me which of the three churches in the above is supposed to be the "cradle" of the Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem ? CLYNE-MONK.

BOOSEY. In farm sales in Gloucestershire the pasture near the homestead is called the boosey pasture, and in homesteads the spaces behind mangers in cattle-sheds are called boosies. Why ? GLO'STER.

[Full information is given in the 'H.E.D.' under 'Boose' and 'Boosy.']

LORD WHITEHILLS. Who was Lord White- hills 1 A Scottish inventory of 1709 has this item : "A little picture of Lord Whitehills." R. BARCLAY-ALLARDICE.

Lostwithiel, Cornwall.

ISABELLA COLOUR. Doubtless the fiction that this hue is so called from the colour of Princess Isabella's body-linen after the pro- tracted siege of Ostend will continue to appear, though it has been exploded. But Brewer relegates the tale to the siege of Granada in 1483. Where is it stated that Isabella of Castile made so rash a vow as not to change her linen till Granada surrendered?

J. DORMER.

[See 8 th S. vi. 7, 52 ; vii. 37 ; ' Randolph! Aristip- pus,' p. 29.]

WILLIAM ELLISON was admitted to West- minster School in 1769. I should be glad to obtain any information concerning him.

G. F. R. B.

LINCOLNSHIRE WORK. I possess an ac- count of Lincolnshire extracted from some book unknown to me, but some of your readers may be able to identify it from the following particulars. The extract commences on p. 401 and runs on to the end of the first volume. There are two views of the city of Lincoln, by Ryland and Ralph, a view of Crowland Abbey, and a map of the county by Kitchin The size is quarto. For the title of the volume and the date of its pub- lication I should be most grateful.

A. R. C.

' How MOSES COUNTED HIS EGGS.' Where is a poem or recitation entitled ' How Moses counted his Eggs ' to be found ? H. G. E.

WILLIAM BRETTEYN, LL.D. I shall be very grateful for any information with regard


to Dr. William Bretteyn, who was rector of St. Peter's, Northampton, 1533-52. He was a prebendary of Westminster, and held the livings of Aylton, Hunts ; Toft, Lincolnshire; and East Grinstead, Sussex. His will is at Somerset House, and is dated 10 July, 1552. R. M. SERJEANTSON. St. Sepulchre's, Northampton.

MRS. ANN HARRIS'S MAIDEN NAME. Richard Harris, paper maker, formerly of Hollingbourne and afterwards of Turkey

Mill, Maidstone, married Ann , and died

not long after, in 1739. In 1740 his widow married again James Whatman, of Maid- stone. In their marriage settlement, and also in the register of their marriage at Maidstone, she is only called Mrs. Ann Harris, widow. How can I find out her maiden name ? Nearly all the parish regis- ters in that part of Kent have been searched without success ; neither the will of Richard Harris nor that of James Whatman gives any clue. In 1762 she went to live at Exeter, and died there intestate, November, 1789. No tombstone can be found. By her first marriage she had one daughter, Ann Harris, who in 1763 married Joseph Lobb, of Leices- ter, gentleman. In 1784 the Lobbs were living in Cheapside, London, but nothing more is known of them. By her second marriage she had three more children, whose descendants are all known. There is an idea that her name was Carter, because one of the trustees of her marriage settlement with James Whatman was William Carter, of Wood Street, London, carpenter; but there is no mention of her in the pedigree of the Carters of Kent. (Mrs.) M. E. MALDEN.

St. Catherine's, Guildford.

" How DO I LOVE THEE 1 " Will some reader kindly tell me where (in Shakspere, I believe) are the lines beginning, "How do I love thee ? Let me count the ways " 1

VALTYRE.

[They are in one of the best known of Mra. Browning's ' Sonnets from the Portuguese.']

WILSON FAMILY. I send on the following query from America :

"It is stated that in Munk's ' Roll of the Royal College of Physicians' [second edit., vol. i. p. 246] is an account of Dr. Edmund Wilson, the oldest son of the Rev. John Wilson, of Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A., and the grandson of Dr. William Wilson, Dean of Windsor about 1584. Would you kindly inform me as to whether anything could be learnt through your records concerning his marriage and the fate of his children? His daughter Bridget, I know, married Nicholas Prideaux, merchant of Barbadoes. His son John, 1 am inclined to believe, joined his grandfather's family in New England,