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9*8. IX. JAN. 25, 1902.] NOTES AND QUERIES.


waters,' by the late J. Fisher Crosthwaite, Esq., of Keswick, in which it is stated that "Edward" (son of Sir Francis Radcliffe)

    • was married to the Lady Mary Tudor, the

youngest natural daughter of Charles the Second, who was at the time of her marriage in the fourteenth year of her age. In the month following this event (1688) Sir Francis was created Earl of Der went water, Baron Tynedaleand Viscount Radcliffe and Langley." If this be correct, it thus appears Lady Mary was born in 1674. MISTLETOE.

According to Fisher's * Companion and Key to the History of England,' p. 312, this lady was born 16 October, 1673. E. A. FRY.

According to Anderson ('Royal Genea- logies,' second edit., 1736), she was born 16 October, 1673, and received the name of Tudor, 10 December, 1680. C. S. WARD.

PETER LYLY (9 th S. viii. 504). Though Peter Lily, or Lilly, Archdeacon of Taunton, is described in the * Dictionary of National Biography ' (vol. xxxiii. p. 263) as the son of Peter Lily, Prebendary of Canterbury, the only Lily who held a stall in that cathedral was George Lily, who was collated to a canonry in the first prebend of the church of Canterbury 13 March, 1557/8 (Le Neve's ' Fasti Ecc. Anglic.,' vol. i. p. 47).

G. F. R. B.

CASTOR-OIL PLANT (9 th S. viii. 224, 511 ; ix. 11). When in Oporto I found, pace C. 0. P., that the tincture of eucalyptus gently dabbed on face, hands, &c., before going to bed, afforded a considerable protection from the attacks of mosquitos. I am bound to say, however, that the long, vicious, and shrill swear-words with which the angry insects wheeled away from the (to them) obnoxious odour of their prey were some- what a deterrent from peaceful slumbers.


ZOAR CHAPEL, SOUTHWARK (9 th S. viii. 521). During the reign of James II. (1685-9) one Poulter, a zealous Papist, opened a school in Southwark to teach the children of the poor gratis. This excited considerable atten- tion, and three gentlemen of St. Saviour's parish, Messrs. Mallet, Warburton, and Holland, all members of the church in St. Thomas's Street, used their utmost endeavours to frustrate Poulter's designs. They obtained the lease of a piece of ground in what was called The Park, Southwark, on which they erected a building at an expense of 300., for the purpose of a school and a meeting-house. When the place was no longer used as a

place of worship, the service was removed to the meeting-house in St. Thomas's Street. Thus originated the Gravel Lane Charity School. In 1740 the meeting-house was re- moved to Dead man's Place, the building was let for various purposes, and the profits were devoted to the support of the school. Shortly after 1783 a new meeting-house was erected in Union Street, whither the congregation of the Protestant Dissenters was removed.

The place was for some time called John Bunyan's Meeting-house. The lease of the ground was dated January, 1687, and the building must have taken some months to erect. Now as John Bunyan died on 31 May, 1688, at Bedford, and only visited London once in a year, he could not have preached in it on more than one occasion. For further particulars see Wilkinson's ' Londina Illustrata,' London, 1825, with two illustrations. EVERARD HOME COLEMAN.

71, Brecknock Road.

The building to which MR. HIBGAME refers can hardly be the original Zoar Chapel in which Bunyan preached, for John Timbs, in his * Curiosities of London ' (1855), says, " The chapel was used as a wheelwright's shop prior to its being pulled down, when the pulpit in which Bunyan had preached was removed to the Methodist Chapel, Palace Yard, Lambeth." Where is this pulpit now ? There is an engraving of it in 'Interesting and Remarkable Places,' by C. Mackenzie (n.d.), and the accompanying letterpress is as follows :

" This treasured relic is in the Methodist Chapel, Palace Yard, Lambeth. It appears that the pulpit came from the Meeting-house in Zoar Street, where Bunyan was allowed to deliver his discourses, by favour of his friend Dr. Thomas Barlow, Bishop of Lincoln, to whom it belonged. Here Bunyan preached whenever he visited London ; and if only one day's notice were given, the place would not contain half the people who assembled. Three thousand had been sometimes gathered together in that remote part of the town ; and even on a dark winter's morning, at seven o'clock, not less than twelve hundred.

In my copy of 'Old and New London,' vi. 40 (n.d.), I observe that the writer was apparently uncertain as to whether Zoar Chapel did or did not then exist. He, how- ever, mentions the existence of two engrav- ings, one dated 1812 and the other 1864. Probably a comparison of these with the present building before it finally disappears might throw some valuable light upon the point.

While on the subject of Bunyan, I should like to ask if it is known where "Mr. Gammin's meeting-house, near Whitechapel,"