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Mr. URBAN, Shrewsbury, Aug.13. Oak (See Plate 1.) not more remarkILLO's celebrated Tragedy of able for its size, than its traditional

George Barnwell having by history. some been imputed to fiction, and by Mr. Gough, in his edition of Camothers to an event said to have hap- den's Britannia, introduces the folpened at Camberwell; and the whole lowing notice of it: still remainiog in apparent obscurity; “ About a mile and a half from Shrewsthe following observations, which bury, where the Pool road diverges from arose from visiting a place near Lud. that which leads to Oswestry, there stands low in Shropshire, may be deemed an antient decayed Oak. There is a tray worthy of notice by the curious. dition that. Owen Glendør ascended this The place alluded to is called Hucks tree to reconnoitre; and finding that the Barn, a short mile from Ludlow, on King was in great force, and that the Earl the Leominster road, which is said of Nortkumberland had not joined his son to have been the residence of the Hotspur, he fell back to Oswestry, and, Uncle of George Barnwell ;

and a plot

immediately after the battle of Shrews-, > of land near it still bears the appella bury, retreated precipitately to Wales," tion of Barnwell's-green, so named This tree is now in a complete state from his waiting there to rob his 'of decay, and hollow, even the larger uncle, as he returned from Leomin- ramifications. It is visited by many ster fair ; near to this green is a wood, people, from the above tradition. or thieket, in which he perpetrated A gentleman whom I accompanied the horrid deed. The following ex

was so charmed with the old tree, tract from the old ballad will farther that he gave it the name of Owen corroborate the fact of its being at Glendwr: Observatory, and wrote or near Ludlow:

the annexed inscription for a brass Nay, I an uncle have;

plate to be fixed to the tree :
At Ludlow he dotb dwell :
He is a gražier, which in wealth

A. D. Mccccui.
Doth all the rest excell *.”

'The Uncle might reside in Ludlow, ascended this Tree to reconnoitre,
apd keep the house and land in his jon his march to Shrewsbury,
possession at Hucks Barn for the

to join the daring Hotspur convenience of keeping cattle, and against King Henry IV.; as an occasional residence, which is

but, finding his friends were defeated, the case with the present possessor.

returned from this spot

into Wales." The house is likewise a pretty clear index to the ballad, it being, accord- The following are the dimensions ing to its general appearance, of the of the Shelton Onk: time of King James 1. From the

Ft, in, above observations it seems evident, Girt at bottom, close to the that the Play was founded on' a sad


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25 1 catastrophe that really happened at Ditto, 5 feet from the ground this place. Thinking a view of the Ditto, 8 feet ditto

27 4 house, in which the unfortunate Uncle The beight of the tree to A. of the infatuated Barnwell occasion

Within the holiow of the tree, at ally resided, would be worth pre

the bottom, there is sufficient room serving in Mr. Urban's Museum, í for at least half a dozen to take a snug have enclosed one taken at the time [

dimer ; and he, whose signature folvisited the place, July 2, 1805. (See lows, would have no objection to Plate' I.)

D. PARKES. make one of the party, and drink

to the memory of Owen Glyndwr. Mr.URRAN, Shrewsbury, Aug.14, Yours, &c.

D. PARKES. delineations of many trees, re

, markable for size, or some history

Mr. URBAN, Harwich, Aug. 17. attached to them, I am induced to

S send you a drawing of The Shelton

of recording the various epi

taphs, &c. transmitted from this * See Percu's " Reliques of Antjent place, I cnclose several Inscriptious Poetry,” vol. III. p. 260.

transcribed from Monuments lately Gent. Mag. October, 1810.


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306. Monumental Inscriptions in St. Nicholas, Harwich. (Oct. erected in the Chapel of St. Nicholas The mother, as also a brother and here.

sister, of Sir Philip Stephens (see vol. Yours, &c. 1. R.R. BARNES. LXXIX. p. 1284) were buried at this On a Mural Monument at the East place, as appears by the following lacod of the Chancel :

scription upon a beat Altar Tomb,

surrounded by light iron palisades, " Sacred to the memory of

at the Southern part of the ChurchThomas, eldest son of

yard : Captain Samuel and Harriett Bridge,

“ Here lieth interred the body of Ellis of the 95th Rifle regiment.

Stephens, widow of Nathaniel Stephens, Born Dec. 13, 1799;

Clerk, who died 18th August, 1762, aged died March 12, 1809. "Ah! what avails the fragrance of the

* Also Tyringham Stephens, esq. (one rose,


of the Cowinissioners for victualling His Or beauteous tints ' which liarmony be- Majesty's Navy) their son, who died loth Which ends and blossoms in one transient February, 1768, aged 53 years. day,

“ Also Grace Stepheus, spinster, their And ere maturity which pines away? daughter, who died 14th Marchi, 1783, How dark the aspect of its native ground; aged 65 years.” Dull and insipid ev'ry plant around ! Such was thiy fate, my child ;-thy lovely is trauscribed from'a board over the

The following List of Benefactions form,

South door of tne Chapel: Too fair to encounter dire Diseases storm, Liv'd to excite an anxious father's love, "Benefactions to the poor of y* parish, And died to be his advocate above,

1667. Mrs. Offey by ber uw €. 8. He hails thy friendly short-liv'd mission gave to the Poor of Harnich here,

for ever, out of the rents of And marks his gratitude with sorrow's tear.

the Unicorn lon in Holbourn, Thy intercession prays, when death shall

an annuity of.....

2 10 come, To mix with thine his ashes in the tomb,

1717. Mr. John Rolfe by his The wretched parent may regain his son,

will gave the suium of £50. And rest in conscious love 'till time is done.

the interest thereof to be for “ S. B."

ever applyed yearly towards

the Education of Two l'oor On an elegant Mural Monument at


50 0 the South side of the Chancel.

1727. Mr. Dav. Smyth, sen. 2. “Sacred to the memory of Philip Deane, by his will gave the sumin of late Commander of His Majesty's Packet

£60. the interest thereof to be King George, and one of the Capital Bure

for ever applyed ycariy towards gesses of this Borough ; who died 29tli the Education of Three Poor April, 1806, in the 53d year of his age,


60 0 “ Also of his son Philip Deane, who suc. 1730. Mr. William Godfrey reeded him in the Command of the Packet. by his will gave the sumin of He was detained at Helvoetsluys at the 25. the interest thereul to be Commencement of Hostilities in 1803, and forever applyed yearly lowards marched as Prisoner of War to l'erdan the Education of Oue l'uor in France, where he died on the 5th Sept: Child...

25 1807, aged 32 years, universally regretted by all his unfortunate fellow - sufferers, to

Mrs. Mary Wiseman, by her will whom his urbanity of mamers, and good- dated Jan. 3, 1758, bequeathed £30. pess of heart, bad rendered hiin deservedly capital part of her joynt stock in the dear."

Old s. S. Aumuities, the annual inOn a Mural Monument at the North

terest to be equally distributed beside of the Chancel.

tween 24 Poor Widows of this Parish." 3.

And ou another board directly op“Sacred to the memory of Charles Cox, posite to the above, esq. late Agent to His Majesty's Packets Henry Bickerton, } Church wardens. on this Station. He departed this life the Giles Baker, Tth April, 1808, aged 76 years.

This Chapel “ In the family vault near the North door of this Chapel, are interred with bim,

was repaired Av.Dom. 1712-13. his son Charles Cox, who died at the age

The Charges amounting to £350. of five years; and two infant grand-chil.

Bencsactions : dren, Charles and Mary-Anne, son and Sir Thomas Davall, knt. late Burdaughter of Anthony and. Mary-Anne Cox." gess in Parliamcut..

50 Sir

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1810.] St. Nicholas, Harwich.-- Hornsey Chu.-- Rivalx Abbey. 307 Sir Philip Parker, bart. Burgess


August 28 of Parliament for this Corpora


TOUR Correspondent D. H, in bis tion...0:


description of Hornsey Church, And other Benefactions."

p. 27, mentions " two angels holding The steeple of this Chapel *, in shields, with the see of Canterbury: consequence of its being, at a late impaliug, Gules, three Escalops, with survey, pronounced in a decayed and a Goat's head, above a fess Or;" which dangerous state, was taken down,,, be takes to be the armorial bearings nearly in a level with the Dials, in of William Warham, Bishop of LonMarch last: and at a meeting lately don, and Archbishop of Canterbury; convened to take the subject of re- and, although not blazoned in the most building it into consideration, it was correct manner, are evidently iutended resolved, + that, ia place of re-erect- for the arins of that Prelate. But in ing, it in its original form, the part the Plate annexed to that article which still remains should have a pa- there is a remarkable difference : rapet raised round its sides, and be the first angel supporting a shield, roofed over ; in consequence of which, containing the see of Canterbury, inonly three of the six bells that for- paled with a field lozengé (that being merly hung in the tower, are now to the nearest guess I can make); and be re-hong; and therefore, as long as the second, the see of London, imthis sleepie (the spire lately on which, paling three Escalops, on a Chief a from time immemorial to the period. Mullet. The contradiction of the of its being demolished in March last, print and description being so great, has tended“ to guide the skilful ma. I would be glad to be informed which riner through bis devious course") is to be referred to as most resembling continues in thal state, we shall be those at Hornsey. I should rather deprived of their melodious sound on take those which are impaled with all national rejoicings, as weh as at Canterbury to be the arms of either every other time of public festivity. Archbishop Morton or Dean, who

These hells are all moderi), bearing possessed ihat see while Warham was the date. 1752, with the founder's Bishop of London.

Warham suco name (Thomas Gardiner of Sudbury), ceeded Thomas Savage as Bishop of together with the names of the then London, A. D. 1500 (who was transChurch wurdens. On one of them is lated to York), and Henry Dcan, as the following lines :

Archbishop of Canterbury, 1504, and

held that see twenty-nine years. « Tho. Gardiner ded us cast,

Yours, &c.

HENGIST. Will sing his praise to the last. 1752.

*** We shall be obliged to this gentle.

man for the Drawing he mentions, Since writing the above, a neat Mural Monument has been erected on


Sept. 10. the South side of the Chancel, to the

LLOW me the liberty of correctmemory of Lieut.-Col. Donaldson, of

ing a small error in the descripthe 1st regiment of foot-guards, who tion of Rivalx Abbey, given in your sell a victim to the fatigues he under- vol. LXXX. p. 602. Alter specify. went on the Expedition to Walcheren.

ing lho dimensions of the Nave and “ To the memory of

Choir, which shew them to be of unLieutenant-Colonel

equallengths, it is added, “ the TranGordon Graham Donaldson, of the first regiment of foot guards,

sept and Tower form, therefore, an this Monument is erected

exact cross in the centre of the build. by direction of his brother-officers,

ing;” wliereas the figures in the stateas a testimony of their esteein.

munt demonstrate the contrary. The He died, most sincerely regretted,

fact is, that, being unacquainted with on the oth of September, 1899, the exact size of the building, I menon bis return from ihe Scheldt, tioned in that account, as a matter of in the 34th year of his age." conjecture, the above two parts to be Henry liestmacott, London.

of the same length, and drew the Yours, &c.

R. R. B.

inference accordingly as to the * See a view of this Chapel in Gent.

Transept ; but Mr. Buckler kindly Mag, vol. LXXVI. p. 1097.

supplied the dimensions after the paper † This Resolution is now carrying into had passed into your bands, which execution.

occasioned tbe contradiction alluded to. I am glad thus to acknowledge exertion or talent of ventering from my obligations to him for this valua- home, or increasing their patrimony ble addition, as well as for his pointing in a series of ages. out in the account some Anglo-Nor- I write this, Mr. Urban, in a hurry, man remains in the Transept, which being at this moment unable to refer had escaped any attentiona And I to books; but, as Heraldry bas occamay well congratulate the publick on sionally formed a part of my reading, the excellent illustrations which have I am almost certain that, in Guiliim's appeared in his Engravings of our Display, he gives to Colonels the Cathedrals and Monastic Buildings, Precedence of simple Knights ; but amongst which, that of Rivalx raiks what matters bis authority, or Blackas a very interesting one.


stone's, or any other for your CorYours, &c. AN OBSERVER. respondent, the “ Constant Reader,"

has candidly confessed he will not Mr. URBAN, Auy. 31. allow of any opinion that does not

As for HereA CONSTANT Readec, Panas coincide with his debit

expressed himself very unhand- ditary wortb, in despite of ten milsomely wheu speaking of the Prece- lions of quotations, daily instances dence of Military meli. He seems to occur of the woeful degeneracy of forget that the greater part of the families ; nor do I know a more exeColonels in the Army, and Post Cap- crable wretch than he, who, born with tains of the Navy, are the sons and every advantage of family and wealth, relatives of the most noble and re- cannot preserve his fame and respecspectable families of the United King- tability ; nor a more contemptible dou. When he tauntingly speaks of man than he who piques himself on the sons of tailors and stone-masons, his consequence, because he possesses &c. &c. attaining that rank, so far what belonged to his family ten cenam I from under-rating the preten- turies ago : it is at best but a negative sions of these gentlemen, that I con- qualification, if unattended with acsider them in the first class of subjects, tive worth.

MILES TRIM. and infinitely inore honourable in their pursuits and claims, than one


13 Squires, even though they had The following notices of the fa.

of Browne, and marplayed a coach and four at every riages, previous and subsequent to County Election for the greater part their settleneut in Ireland, will, I of that period. It appears to me trust, prove interesting to some of very rational and just, that a Captain your Readers, extracted from an anof the Navy, or a Colonel in the Army, lient book of pedigrees in my posshould have considerable rank in that 'session, Dugdale, Camden, and others. Statt in whose defence he exposes his The first person of much note of this life in every quarter of the Globe, and family, which has been long settled to whom is entrusted the charge of a in England, though now extinet in ship or a fort, and the constant super, this country, was Anthony, who, in intending mavageinent of a thousand the reign of Queen Mary, was created of our fellow countrymen.

an English Peer by the title of VisWhen the active worth and weighty count Montacute, or Montague ; he respousibility attached to these gen- was commissioned by Parliament to tlemen is duly considered, it is very go on an Embassy to the Pope, in possible that the publick will allow order to reduce this realm to an them the Precedence of the lidalgo union with the Church of Rome ; breed of mere Country Squires, whose and in the 2d of Elizabeth, his Lordgreatet exertion has most probably ship, and the Earl of Shrewsbury, been in promoting a Turnpike Bill; were the only Peers who voted against or a florid display of Elocution át a the abolition of the Pope's Supremacy. Parish Vestry. As Honours are, ge- Ile married twice; first, Jane, daugh.of nerally spcaking, the only rewards of the Earl of Sussex; and had Anthony, Military men, Country Squires may his son and heir, and a daughter Mary, allow them undisturbed possession, married to Henry Wriothesley, Earl and quietly doze away their lives in of Southampton ; next to Sir Thomas their imagined consequence ; because, Heneage ; and thirdly, to Sir Wilforsooth, they have neither had the liam Hervey, created afterwards Lord


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