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9 th S. V. JAN. 27, 1900.]



Delicia Rose, daughter of Forrester Rose, of Ringstead, Thrapstori ; of Olivebank, Edin- burgh ; and Nigg, Ross, N.B. ? D. M. R.

  • THE SQUIRE'S PEW.' Where was this poem

of Jane Taylor's first printed 1 W. L.

DUNBAR = OGILVY. Ninian Dunbar, of Grangehill (circa 1610), is said to have married a daughter of Ogilvy, Lord of Banff. Is anything definite known as to the lady's parentage? A. C.

EASTWOOD FAMILY, Flockton Nether, parish of Thornhill, West Riding of Yorkshire. In- formation wanted of the above family from the time of Charles I. to the grant of arms in 1747. A. E. EASTWOOD.

Auckland, New Zealand.

" THE ROMAN WASH." Face, abusing Subtle in the opening scene of 'The Alchemist,' speaks of

Your pinch'd horn-nose, And your complexion of the Roman wash, Stuck full of black and melancholic worms, Like powder-corns shot at th' Artillery-yard. What is the meaning of " the Roman wash " 1

P. S.

ANCIENT COOKERY TERM : " JOLL." What is the meaning, in a household book of 1683, of " -Ajoll of salmon " and "a,joll of sturgeon"? I can find no trace of it in my copies of Bar- clay's ' Dictionary ' or Halli well's 'Dictionary of Archaic Words,' or in the Indices to 'N. & Q.' T. CANN HUGHES, M.A.


[Same word as jowl= jaw, cheek. Gay has "The salmon's silver jole." In French the word is hure.}

PRINCE OF WALES. What is the law by virtue of which the heir-apparent to the English crown is created Prince of Wales and: Earl of Chester ? I have heard it main- tained that only he can be Prince of Wales who first draws breath son of a reigning monarch ; but one recollects the fact that certainly five Princes of Wales were born before their fathers ascended the throne.


SALISBURY, COLLEGIUM DE VALLE. There was a MS. chartulary of this college among the Phillipps MSS. Can any reader of ' N. & Q.' tell me where it now is ?



CARLESS OR CARLOS FAMILY. Any informa- tion respecting the family of Carless or Carlos will be gladly accepted. My present informa- tion is of Col. William Carlos, who sat in the oak with Charles II., and died in 1689, leaving

his property to an adopted son, Edward Carlos. The colonel had a son William, born 1643, died 1668, and buried at Fulham, and a brother John, who had a son William living in 1689 (see ' Boscobel Tracts '). The family lived for a long time at a farm called Brom- hall, in the parish of Brewood, co. Stafford, and had to be ejected in 1724, as they claimed possession. Please send all information to (Rev.) F. J. WROTTESLEY. The Vicarage, Denstone, Uttoxeter.

CORNEY HOUSE. Can any one tell me where Corney House was 1 It is mentioned in an unpublished letter from Aaron Hill to Samuel Richardson, the novelist (19 July, 1736) :

"Corney House is much oftener in my thoughts than perhaps you imagine, and it is not without some impatience that I long for the delight of be- coming a witness of that friendly and agreeable

freedom wherein you enjoy a retreat that carries

temptation even in description."

CLARA THOMSON. Solihull School for Girls, Solihull.

THE PLACE-NAME OXFORD. (9 th S. iii. 44, 309, 389 ; iv. 70, 130, 382, 479.)

MR. SHORE'S reply largely consists of irrelevant matter based upon hypotheses that may be true or false. It is hardly necessary to follow him through these digressions. The nature of his arguments may be appreciated by the three points that he specially emphasizes as affecting my contention. They are : (1) the fact (if such it is) that the line from the Cher well to Binsey was the boundary, "from time beyond the memory of man," between the land of the abbot of Abingdon and " the liberty of Oxford "; (2) that the abbot's court met at Grand pont, which MR. SHORE identifies with Suthanford : (3) that I am " silent as to how the recognized boundaries of the abbey land at Abingdon, if Eoccenford was there, are to be identified with those to which I [MR. SHORE] have drawn attention." As my contention through- out has been, and is, that the boundaries in the 955 charter never touch Grandpont or the Cherwell-Binsey line, it is obvious that these points, even if true, do not affect my position that Eoccenford was at Abingdon. As regards (2), it assumes what is not true that O.E. boundaries start from the place where a court was held. In (3) I am reproached Because I do not show how an identification

hat I have maintained to be impossible can