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9* 8. IX. MAY 31, 1902.] NOTES AND QUERIES.


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special mark of distinction to his officers of the naval and military services, and fashioned differently for each? If so, his orders on the subject, or references to them, will be infor- mation which will greatly oblige.

0. SHARP.

DR. MORSE, OF BARNET. During some recent research in the records of the Found- ling Hospital I discovered that the organ presented to the chapel of that institution m the year 1750 by Handel was built by a Dr. Morse, of Barnet. The committee's minutes of 2 May, 1750, record that Handel, who was present at the meeting, acquainted the committee that "Dr. Morse had not finished the organ pursuant to the con- tract he made with him [Handel] in July last for that purpose." On 30 May Dr. Morse himself attended the committee and promised to proceed with the work ; and on the follow- ing 6 February it was reported that Morse had delivered all the pipes, and that he was paid 201. " for the diapason stop." The name of Dr. Morse, of Barnet, is quite new as an organ builder, and all biographical diction- aries appear to be silent about him. Was he an amateur organ builder? And is there anything known in regard to him or his achievements in any other occupation ?

F. G. EDWARDS. 3, Canfield Gardens, Hampstead.

PROSCENIUM DOORS AT DRURY LANE. The apparently insoluble mystery attached to Cruikshank's plate of 'The Last Song' in

  • The Memoirs of Joseph Grimaldi 'that is,

relative to the plate in some copies of the first edition bearing the grotesque border, and not in others has already been alluded to in * N. & Q.' But another curious matter in connexion with the plate has never yet been referred to. The illustration deals with Grimaldi's farewell benefit at Drury Lane on Friday, 27 June, 1828, and is seemingly inaccurate in its details. Cruikshank shows the presence of the old proscenium doors, while as a matter of fact they were banished from old Drury in October, 1822. The occa- sional address, written by George Column, and spoken by Terry on the opening of the season, referred at length to this vital change. Am I correct in assuming that Cruikshank erred in showing these doors in 1828 ; or is there any evidence to prove that they were replaced in their old position ? W. J. L.

ANCHORESS IN THE LAND OF LEODIUM. In Bale's 'Select Works' (1849, p. 168) is a reference to the doctrine of the Real Presence, and the statement that 110 great honour was


given to it of the common people "till a sorry solitary sister, or anchoress, in the land of Leodium, or Luke, called Eva, after certain visions," procured of Urban IV., in 1273, the feast of Corpus Christi to be holden solemn all Christendom over. Bale quotes for this Arnoldus Bostius, Epist. vi., ' Ad Johannein Paleanydorum.' Who was this anchoress Eva? JAMES HOOPER.

Norwich.


AN UNKNOWN FLEETWOOD PEDIGREE.

(9 th S. ix. 261.)

R. W. B.'s interesting note is an im- portant and valuable contribution towards an obscure section of the pedigree of this historical family. It is now no longer doubt- ful that Col. George Fleetwood, the Regicide, was of Chalfont, co. Bucks, and therefore the third (or possibly the fourth) son of Sir George Fleetwood of the Vache, who died

21 December, 1620. This I find but had somewhat foolishly omitted to note is the parentage correctly assigned to him by the able writer of his biographical sketch in ' D.N. B.' I am now inclined to the opinion that the Col. George Fleetwood, the alleged brother of "Lord" Charles Fleetwood, is altogether a creation of Noble, and had no existence in fact. The two Parliamentary officers were thus cousins-german. The regicide George must, however, still be distinguished from the Swedish baron of that name, who was another cousin, admitted to Gray's Inn 2 February, 1619/20, knighted 27 May, 1632, and died in Sweden in 1667. The regicide was admitted to Gray's Inn

22 November, 1613, and received knighthood from Cromwell 15 September, 1656, a title, of course, not allowed after the Restoration. If, after his liberation from prison, he retired to America and there died as not unlikely- it is now clear that he left behind him a family whose descendants continued in London until at least the close of the eighteenth century.

There is, however, still a point in connexion with the regicide's history that requires a little elucidation. It is stated, both in the ' D.N.B.' and in Lipscomb's ' Bucks,' that he held the Vache estate, which upon his attainder was forfeited to the Crown. It is quite certain that this estate did fall into the hands of the Crown at about this period, and was bestowed upon James, Duke of York. But when and how did the regicide become possessed of it ? His father, Sir George, had a family apparently of fourteen children, of