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ix. MAY 17, 1902.

and (4) a daughter, who married a director of the H.E.I.C. Was the bishop a son or grandson of the third son of Richard Middleton 1 Any information will be thank- fully received. W. M. ROBERTS. Morwylea, Aberdovey, N. Wales.

H. WHITRIDGE, PUBLISHER. Is anything: known of H. Whitridge, whose name I find in the Gentleman's Magazine for October, 1739, as the publisher of * A Plain Address to the Followers and Favourites of the Methodists/ and again as selling ' Poems on Various Subjects/ by Moses Browne, of which Cave was the publisher ? Mr. Whit- ridge was of Cornhill. So far as I know there is only one family of Whitridges in the country, and many of them belonged to Cumberland. E. W.

ARTHUR'S CROWN. In Mr. Owen M. Ed- wards's ' Wales ' (" Story of the Nations " Series), p. 190, " the crown of Arthur and the precious portion of the true cross " are mentioned as the last heirlooms of the royal house of Gwynedd, which Dafydd, brother of the second Llewelyn, carried with him from fastness to fastness when hunted by Edward I. ; and at p. 208 it is stated that when Edward, after the final conquest of Wales, took possession of his new land, Arthur's crown, "among other jewels," was given up to him. Does this reputed crown of Arthur still exist ; arid if so, where is it?

C. C. B.

' THE PARLIAMENT OF CRITICKS.' Is there any record of the authorship of the following work ?

"The | Parliament | of | Uri ticks, | The Menip- psean Satyr | of | Justus Lipsius | in a | Dream ; | Paraphras'd : 1 in a | Banter | Upon the j Criticks of the Age | London : Printed for J. Hartley, next Door to | the King's-Head Tavern in Holborn. 1702."

Halkett and Laing, Gushing, the B.M. Catalogue, &c., are silent. G. G. S.

WATSON OF BARRASBRIDGE, NEWCASTLE- UPON-TYNE. Could any of your readers possessing old army lists, magazines, <fcc., give me information respecting my great- uncles, as to dates of entering army, where stationed, dates of promotion, death, or any other notes they may happen to have ?

1. John Blackett Watson, lieutenant Royal Marines, who was second in command of the division of Marines at the storming of the Diamond Rock by Admiral Ganteau me in 1806. The fatigue and exposure he there underwent laid the foundation for a decline, and he died at his father's house in Bishop Wear-

mouth, co. Durham, in 1808, aged twenty, and was buried in the churchyard at that place.

2. Charles Mitford Watson, lieutenant 83rd Regiment, who died in the island of Ceylon, 17 June, 1824, where he was on the staff of Col. Greenwell. Could any of your Ceylon readers inform me whether there is any tombstone to his memory, or whereabouts he is buried there?

They were sons of Ralph Watson, of H.M. Customs, of Percy Street, Barrasbridge, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, and grandsons of William Watson, of Percy Street, Sheriff of the Corporation of Newcastle, 1747, who was son of Stephen Watson, of North Seaton Hall, Northumberland, by his wife Diana, daughter and at length coheir of Robert Mitford, of Seghill Towers, by his wife Christian, second daughter of Sir William Blackett, Bart.. M.P., of Grey Friars, Newcastle, and of Woodcroft, co. Durham. H. REGINALD LEIGHTON.

East JBoldon, R.S.O., co. Durham.

OLD SONGS. A song used to be sung in Lincolnshire which began :

Come, all ye lads of high renown, That love to drink good ale that 's brown, And pull the lofty pheasant down With powder, shot, and gun. In what collection can I find it ? I am also anxious to know the source of : My father kept a horse, My mother kept a mare, My brother kept a grew [greyhound], My sister kept a hare,

which is still known in the same county. Whence also come two others ?

There was a miller, he had three sons,

He found his life was almost gone, and

The doctor [?] his medical man doth tend, The parson doth with him pray ;

And the farmer doth to market ride

Upon the market day.

This last was printed as a Lincolnshire song in 8 th S. ii. 44, but its origin was not traced.

ARMORIAL. Can any reader of ' N. & Q.' assign this armorial bearing ? On a shield three arrows per bend. Seventeenth century, tinctures unknown, Sussex family.


ELIZABETH, LADY MORLEY. The writer in the 'Dictionary of National Biography' states that William de la Pole, first Duke of Suffolk (murdered 1450), by his wife Alice Chaucer had only one child, John, who eventually became the second duke and died in 1491. But I have seen it stated elsewhere ('Early Genealogical History of the House