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most benignly granted Your Majesty is now

fin to place a Diadem upon Your most Sacred eaa, which God and Your own Right have long

since given into Your Hands And we most

affectionately wish, That the Throne of King Charles, the Great and wise Son of our Brittish Solomon, may be like that of King Darid, the Father of Solomon, established before the Lord for ever."

On 30 March, 1639, Widdrington, who had been appointed Recorder of York, made another speech to the king, in which, among other extravagant phrases, he said (Rush- worth, ii. 887) :

"The beams and lightnings of those Eminent Vertues, Sublime Gifts and Illuminations where- \vith you are endowed, do cast so forcible Reflec- tions upon the Eyes of all Men, that you fill, not only this City, this Kingdom, but the whole Universe with splendor."

A few years later this royal adulator had become "Speaker of the Parliament of the Commonwealth of England, Scotland, and Ireland," and as such installed Cromwell as Lord Protector! His address on that memor- able occasion was pitched in a milder key, but is extolled by Carlyleas "Eloquent melli- fluous speech," " Speech still worth reading," &c. RICHARD WELFORD.

The following ascription may be worth a note :

Mai. iii, 3. Numb. xxxi. 22. Jehovah Chimista Supremus. Carolus D.G. Secundus.

It occurs on the title-page of a work entitled "The Laws of Art and Nature in Knowing, Judging, Assaying, Fining, Refining, and Inlarging the Bodies of confin'd Metals. By Sir John Pettus, of Suffolk, K fc . Of the Society for the Mines Royal. London : 1683." And, that the " merry monarch " may be sure to see the point of the reference, the author is careful to remark in a dedication that " tis hinted in the Title Page Your Majesty is (in the Science of Chimistry, as in all Sciences of Humanity) Nulli Secundus."

R. OLIVER HESLOP. Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

ANCIENT BOATS (9 th S. viii. 366, 407, 507). In 1860 a canoe was found in the turbary of Mercurago, near Arona ; there is an account of it, with a woodcut of a section, in Prof. Gastaldi's ' Lake Habitations of Italy,' 1865, p. 102. A canoe found at Giggleswick is now in the museum of the Leeds Philosophical Society ; for a description and picture see 'Old Yorkshire,' ed. Smith, N.S., 1890, PP- 2, 3. W. C. B.

PECH FAMILY (9 th S. viii. 232, 392). This family were also early settled in Suffolk,

where the name still abounds. D'Ewes in the autobiography printed by Halliwell (i. 326) mentions a William Pecca/tum, or Peche, as holding land in Wickhambrook, Suffolk, 20 William I. See also Harl. MS. 537, fo. 105, as to lands in Stowlangtoft held by Regi- nald and Galfridus Peche.


ACLAND OF CHITTLEHAMPTON (9 th S. viii. 464). Lieut.-Col. J. L.Vivian's 'Visitations of the County of Devon ' contains the above from before 14 Edward II. to 1879. It in- cludes the Aclands of Acland, Columbjohn, Killerton and Hawkridge, &c.


See under ' Acland ' in the * Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames.'


References to families bearing this name from the time of Henry VII. will be found in 3 rd S. iv. 452 ; v. 320 ; 8 th S. i. 106, 159 ; and the Western Antiquary, vols. i., iv., v., viii., ix. EVERARD HOME COLEMAN.

71, Brecknock Road.

PEWS ANNEXED TO HOUSES (9 th S. vii. 388, 517 ; viii. 89, 191, 288, 428). Such a pew as those to which your correspondents refer was until some nine years ago in existence in St. Mary's Church, Willesden. It was known as the "Faculty" pew, and contained a brass plate announcing (I quote from memory) that, by a faculty granted by the Consistory Court of the diocese, the pew was the private pro- perty of the family at Neasden House. The huge pew was a very ugly structure, and being situated on the south side of the nave, against the chancel, quite obstructed the view of the chancel from all worshippers seated in the south side of the nave and the south aisle. The former vicar made several attempts to get the structure removed, but without success. Shortly after the present vicar was inducted, however, the abomination was taken down, to the improved appearance of that fine old church. F. A. RUSSELL.

Catford, S.E.

An interesting addition to this subject will be found at vol. ii. pp. 67-119 of 'Reminis- cences, chiefly of Towns, Villages, and Schools,' by the Rev. T. Mozley (Longmans, 1885), where is the narrative of the claim by

he author's father to a pew appurtenant in St. Werburgh's Church, Derby. It begins : " Early in 1828 my father bought the Friary, and with it a gallery pew of five sittings. The pew was distinctly described in the deed of conveyance as part of the consideration for which the price was paid, the market price of such a pew being at that

ime one hundred guineas."