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8* 8. IX. JUNE 14, 1902.] NOTES AND QUERIES.


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ment) to join Stocks with the aforesaid Gentleman [Mr. Harrison, probably the James Harrison of the deed] and to come in a partner with him, in managing the Trade of a Wood-wharf, which he accordingly did ; setling themselves first at Dow- gate, within the City of London."

The book is dedicated to Charles II. by its author, the curious writer Richard Tuke. As to the spelling of Godfrey's Christian name or names the book is strangely uncertain. From pp. 1 to 31 and 65 to the end at the head of the page it appears as " Edmondbury Godfrey," but on pp. 33, 37, 41, 45, 49, 53, 57, and 61 it is " Edmund-Bury-Godfrey," whilst the remaining pages give it as "Ed- mond-Bury Godfrey " ! The frontispiece is a bust of the knight by F. H. van Houe, Sculp." WM. NORMAN.

6, St. James's Place, Plumstead.

The citizen and woodmonger of London mentioned in the indenture quoted at the last reference is the well-known Justice of the Peace for Westminster, who was mysteriously murdered in 1678. He was christened 13 January, 1621/2 ; "his godfathers," writes his father in his diary, " were my cousin, John Berrie, esq., captain of the foot company

of Lidd his other godfather was

Edmund Harrison, the King's embroiderer.

They named my son Edmund Berrie, the

one's name and the other's Christian names." Macaulay, J. R. Green, and others have committed the error of running the two Christian names into one as Edmund bury or Edmundsbury ; but it is noticeable that, in the trial of the unhappy Robert Green and others for the murder, the notorious Lord Chief Justice Scroggs himself several times speaks of " Sir Edraundbury Godfrey." His mother was Thomas Godfrey's second wife Sarah, daughter of Thomas Isles, Esq., of Hammersmith, who may possibly have been akin to the other party of the indenture John lies of Stan well to wit.

A. R. BAYLEY.

I fancy the Edmund Berry Godfrey men- tioned was a native of Thatcham,^Berks at least one of the name was. E. E. COPE.

13o, Hyde Park Mansions, W.

CORONATION ITEM : PRINTERS WANTED (9 th S. ix. 348). Bowles & Carver and R. Wilkin- son were among the best-known printsellers in London towards the end of the eighteenth and beginning of the nineteenth centuries. Bowles <fe Carver carried on their business at 69, St. Paul's Churchyard, and their names are to be found in the London directories from 1796 to 1832. The business was an old- established one, being conducted so far back


as 1723 by Thomas Bowles, and subsequently as shown by the directories of 1780 to 1793 by Carington Bowles, who himself compiled and published a 'New London Guide' of streets, public buildings, <fec. I do not find the names of Bowles <fe Carver in the London directories after 1832 ; and Tallis, in his 'London Street Views,' published circa 1839, shows that No. 69, St. Paul's Churchvard was at that time occupied by Hall & Allen, silk mercers and drapers.

It. Wilkinson's name appears in the Lon- don directory of 1789, but not in that of 1787, and from 1789 until 1815 he seems to have occupied the premises No. 58, Cornhill. From Cornhill he moved in 1815 to 125, Fen- church Street, and continued there until the year 1825, when he presumably retired from business or died, as his name is not given in the London directories after that date. A reference to his well-known work ' Londina lllustrata,' published 1819-25, will show that the earlier plates were issued from 58, Corn- hill, while the later ones, from 1816 and onwards, were dated from 125, Fenchurch Street. It is probable, therefore, that the print referred to represents the coronation of George IV., which took place in West- minster Abbey in July, 1821.

H. A. HABBEN.

"Burr WEEK" (9 th S. ix. 329, 353, 372). I have pleasure in sending you the following extract from Mr. R. O. Heslop's excellent compilation 'Northumberland Words,' which originally appeared in the Neivcastle Weekly Chronicle, commencing in 1887. The sub- joined definition of ba/ was published in the early part of 1888:

" Baff, blank. A pitman, if paid fortnightly, speaks of the alternate weeks as ' the baff week and * the pay week.'

The baff week is o'er no repining Pay Saturday 's swift on the wing. Henry Robson, ' The Collier's Pay Week,' Allan's Collection, p. 237.

'"A card not a trump is a batfone. The partly decayed, split, or root end of a log or tree of timber is also called the baff end, and from the baff ends, or otherwise useless pieces or ends of timber, are cut baffs, which are used to keep the wooden cribs in position when sinking pits in our North Country. W., Durham, correspondent, in Newcattle Weekly Chronicle, May 15, 1886."

ERNEST W. ADAMS.

Newcastle-on-Tyne.

FLINT-GLASS TRADE (9 th S. ix. 365).-" The limit number to be made in six hours by a 'chair,' which consists of three men and a boy." It seems to me that there is little difficulty in this word, which, however, is not quite correctly explained. I take it to mean