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NOTES AND QUERIES. [9 th s. ix. MARCH i, 1902.


district between Tattershall, New Boling- broke, Horncastle, and Spilsby as being _ the most exclusively Danish district in the king- dom. Here under Bolingbroke we find Asgardby in Domesday (f. 351) ; but it appears as Asgerebi, a very different form from the Echescard which represents Ays- garth. It certainly seems that Canon Taylor cannot have compared the Domesday forms of the two place-names, for they are entirely different. So in the ' Monasticon ' (vi. 1275) it appears as Asgherbie in a con- firmation of the prebend to Lincoln Cathe- dral by Henry I. The resemblance between the two names is clearly only superficial. It is likely enough that Hauxwell, Aikbar, Aysgarth, and even Aikton, near Carlisle, bear the deacon's name, but it would have been at Aysgarth by the Cataract that he most of all baptized. C. S. TAYLOE.

THE MITEE (9 th S. viii. 324, 493, 531). I venture to think that practically all the queries of your correspondents on this sub- ject could easily be answered by themselves, if they would refer to the following, for the most part, easily attainable books. I have verified each quotation, and found these references after about fifteen minutes' search. I fancy many other references might be found in books of the same kind if a little time was given to the quest. I have made the references as short as is consistent with their usefulness.

Pugin's ' Glossary,' p. 157 (Bohn, 1844).

'Church of our Fathers,' Rock, pp. 91 to 122 (Dolman, 1849).

' Diet, des Antiquites Chretiennes,' Martignv, p. 258 (1865).

' Early Drawings and Illuminations,' Birch and Jenner, pp. 113, 116 (Bagster, 1869).

'Glossary,' F. G. Lee, p. 217 (Q.uaritch, 1877).

' Polity of the Christian Church,' Pelliccia, Bel- lett's trans., p. 83 (Masters, 1883).

' A Catholic Dictionary,' Addis and Arnold, fifth edition, pp. 644, 645 (Kegan Paul, &c., 1897).

' Ecclesiastical Heraldry,' Woodward, pp. 53, 67, 122, &c. (Johnston, 1894).

May 1 add a mild protest against the use of the term " ecclesiastical millinery " to describe what many of your readers regard as the sacred vestments of the Church of God ? This term is so used 9 th S. viii. 532

H. W. M.

There is in the 'Assize Roll of Northumber- land, 7 Edw. I.' (printed by the Surtees oociety) :

"Etdicunt [juratores] quod Wapentak de Sad- berg fuit in manibus Regum, praedecessorum domini Kegis nunc, de corpore comitatus Northumbrian quousque dominus Rex Ricardus vendidit illud -liugom de Pusat, Episcopo Dunelmense,"


From this it appears that the Wapentake of Sadberge was formerly parcel of the county of Northumberland, and that is probably the reason why Bishop Pudsey acquired it with the earldom of Northumberland. The latter was only held for life, but Sadberge was annexed in perpetuity to the County Pala- tine. The Wapentake of Sadberge appears to have comprised a large strip of land, bounded on the south by the river Tees. I believe that until recently writs were ad- dressed to the sheriff of the "County Pala- tine of Durham and Sadberge," and it is possible they are still so addressed.

JAMES PEACOCK.

Sunderland.

In the DEAN OF YORK'S paper at the last reference, col. 2, near the middle, I suspect a misprint after the words "Westminster Abbey"; in the phrase, "But the coronet never appears round the mitre or the epis- copal seal," qy. for " or " read on ? I am not sure whether the Dean intends a distinction between " the mitre, surrounded by a coronet," and "the coronet never appears round the mitre." T. WILSON.

Harpenden.

Your correspondent F. DE H. L. will find all about the pagan origin of the mitre, as well as of various articles of ecclesiastical millinery," in Hyslop's ' Two Babylons,' price 5s., from any bookseller.

F. CLAYTON.

Morden.

In my possession is a case of silver-handled knives and forks which belonged to my ancestor Thos. Lamplugh, Archbishop of York (1688-91). The knives bear the arms of the see saltire keys, and in chief what Boutell calls an imperial crown, but the DEAN OF YORK a coroneted cap it looks most like a crown here impaling his own arms (Or, a cross floury sa.). This shield the mitre surmounts, coming from a plain circlet only.

Is the Harsnett brass really " the latest representation of an Anglican bishop clad in the ancient vestments " ?

My recollection I may be mistaken, it is some years since I saw it is that the above- named Archbishop Lamplugh is represented in a mitre with pastoral staff in his hand attending coloured statue in the south-choir aisle of York Minster.

I have before me the Earl Marshal's summons to the archbishop to attend at the coronation of William and Mary, "fur- nished and appointed as to yo r Degree and