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a gift not deserving to be called a were lately copied from the Monu. gift, an unprofitable gift. They mustments of William Uvedale, Esq. and first get a licence in writing before Sir William Uvedale, Knt. in the they may use them; and to get that, Church of Wickham, Hampshire. they must approve themselves to their " Hic jacet Gulielmus Üvedale ArConfessour, that is, to be such as are, miger, qui obiit regno Regina Elizabethæ if not frozen in the dregs, yet sowred undecimo, et anno Domini 1569. with the leaven of their superstition. Vivit qui vivit, jam corpore libera cælo Howbeit it seemed too much to Cle

Mens fruitur: fælix gaudet adesse Deo.

Quis vetat, emensum sinceræ tempora vitæ ment* the Eighth, that there should

Ut capiat rectè præmia, posse mori.” be any licence granted to have them

Arms. Quarterly, i. Argeut, a in the vulgar tongue; and therefore

cross moline Gules. 2. Barry of ten, he overruleth and frustrateth the grant Argent and Guies, on a canton Azure, of Pius the Fourth. So much are they afraid of the light of the ec ip- Argent. '4. Azure, a fret Or. 5. Or,

a cross patonce Or. 3. Gules, a fret ture (Lucifugæ Scripiurarum, as Ter

a pheon Azure. 6. Barry of six, tullian speaketh), that they will not trust the people with it, no pot as it Argent and Azurc, a label of three is set forth by their own sworn men,

points Ermine.

-“ Menoriæ Clarissimi Equitis Gulielmi no not with the licence of their own

Uvedale; qui obiit 8vo die Januarii 1615, Bishops and Inquisitors. Yea, so un- ætatis suæ 569. willing are they to communicate the Vis, Lector, quis sit tumulo qui conditur Seriptures to the people's understand

isto;

(suæ. ing in any sort, that they are not Flos Uvedalorum est, gentis honosque ashamed to confess, that we forced Vis spacium Vitæ : sex quinquaginta Dethem to translate it into English against

cembres. their wills. This seemeth to argue a

Pignora quæ fuerunt: ter tria. Quæve bad cause, or a bad conscience, or both. Sure we are, that it is not he

Consors : Nortonie stįrpis Maria inclyta ;

cujus that hath good gold, that is afraid to

Post cineres Pietas vitet in hoc tumulo. bring it to the touchstone, but he Thy Vertues (worthy Knight) neede not that hath the counterfeit.”

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Yet sith thy earthly Part jointly deserv'd, Mr: URBAN, Louth, Feb. 13. Thy Spouse would it 'therein should be D" R. Mavor having solicited (Vol. preserv'd;

[twaine LXXX. p. 126.) some informa- And wills that as one bed still held you tion respecting Nicholas Udall; I beg So might one Girave at last your Bones lea ve to inform him, that the cele

containe." brated Nicholas Udall was a native of

Arms. Argent, a

cross moline Hampshire, and descended from Peter Gules ; impaling Sable, a lioa ramLord Uvedale, a Peer of the Realm, pant Or. and Nicholas U. Constable of Win

Yours, &c. ROBERT UVEDALE. chester Castle in the reign of Edward III. He was admitted Scholar of

Mr. URBAN,

July 15.

НЕ Corpus Christi College, Oxford, 1520

, THE Quarterings of Conyers, con and Probationer Fellow, 1524, and

cerning whom your Correspondafterwards obtained the Mastership ent W. K, enquires, are to the best of of Eton, and was Canon of Windsor my knowledge as follows: in the reign of Edward VI. He con

1. Azure, a maunch Or. Conyers. tinued Master of Eton School till 1555;

2. Or, a chevron Gules, and a chief when he was appointed Master of Vair. St. Quintin. Westininster. He died 1557, and was

3. Sable, a saltire Argent. Rylston ; buried at Westminster. He was au

a crescent for difference. thor of several learned publications ;

4. Azure, semée of cross croslets and other pieces by him are in Ms. in

and 3 cinquefoils Argent., Durry. the King's Library.

5. Azure; 3 bars gemels, and a chief I take the opportunity of sending

Or. Meynill.

6. you the following Inscriptions which

a fesse inter 3 garbs

7. * " See the observation (set forth by

on abend-, 3 cinglesoiliClement his authority) upon the 4 h Rule

8. Gules, a fess inter 3 biedgehog's of Pins IV. his making, in the Index Libi

Argent. Claxton, alias Heriz. prehilit. p. 15, v. 5."

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32 Conyers' Baronetcy.-English Orthography-Naval Officer.[July,

· The 6th and 7th quarters I am not be found in the writings of the Hon. Rob. Heraid enough to appropriate: a re- Boyle) if I did it sparingly, and but orice ference to the pedigree of Conyers

or twice at most in 152 pages, than that will shew how the other quarters were

single word of my Examiners, cotempo. brought in.

rary, which is a downright barbarism; for The existing family of Conyers of the Latins never use co for con, except be. Esses is very distantly connected with

fore a vowel, as coequal, coeternal; but

before a consonant they either retain the that of the late baronet. Tristram

n, as contemporary, constitution, or melt Conyers of Walihamstow, who died it into another letter, as collection, com$. p. 1619 (from whose brother Ro. prehension. So that my Examiners' cobert, merchant in London, the Essex temporary is a word of his own coposition, family descends) is stated to be a for which the learned world will cogratulate younger son of the house of Bowlby him." and Bagdaile, in the North Riding of Nothing but ignorance can resist Yorkshire. A Pedigrec of the Bowlby

the force of this evidence. family of Conyers, carried back to Yours, &c.

W.S. S. the time of Henry VI. (previous to which period they must have branched CONFESSIONS OF A NAVAL OFFICER. from the chief line at Sockburne) may (Continued from Vol. LXXX. p.616.) be seen in Graves's Cleveland. The T Gibraltar, an idle garrison in descent of the Essex fa ily is given in Nichols's “ Leicestershire."

turally the first question. Amongst Yours, &c.

R. S. a great namber of people, there is

seldom wanting some 'scapegrace lo Mr. URBAN, Oxford, July 6. give whatsoever report a first cur1" T is something s'range that an uni- rency; and an excess of iinprobable, form propriety in spelling English

or even of the ridiculous, can hardly words should not have kept pace with strangle a lie. This whipping affair other improvements in our language,

of the Frenchman had not circulated especially in cases where the ortho. beyond the change of guard, before graphy might be ascertained by sure le pauvre matelot was grown into a and approved rules. We frequently popish conjurer, and his twelve lashes

, meet with the word cotemporary in

were multiplied into being flogged the writings of some men ; while

to death on board the Brune for dealolhers, better read in our language, ing with Old Nick. A story for the write contemporary. I could mentiou world's approval requires only slander a pamphlet of some critical reputa- or superstition: these are salt and tion, which lately issued from a press sugar; and where plenty of both seain this University, where towards the sons a tale high, that may

live beyond beginning we have cotemporary, and its author. towards the end contemporary, as if

On the score of superstition, Gibit was of no consequence to the raltar was prepared just at this time. beauty and purity of our language L'Oriflame, a well-appointed 40-gun which way the word was written, or French ship, had been taken by our as if the writer was uncertain which Isis of 50. Captain Wheeler, immediwas the true orthography, but had a ately prior to close action, sent for mind to be right in one of the piares Mr. Deans, Surgeon of the Isis, and at least. The word should always be entrusted to him certain particular inspelled contemporary:

And that I junctions about family concerns. The may not be understood to dictate from Moctor attempted to parry funeral my own judgment, take the following ideas, but was bluntly told, « I know example. Dr. Bentley was reproached full well this day's work : Cunningby the Oxford Editors of Phalaris's ham will soon be your Commander. Epistles for anglicizing Latin words, All the great circumstances of my such as aliene, negoce, &c. Part of life have been shown in dreams: my that great man's reply, in the Preface last hour is now come.” He was killed to his immortal Dissertation on Pha- early in the fight; and Lieutenant Jario’s Episiles (p. 44. edit. 1777) is as

Cunningham managed so well in the follows.

devolved command, that Admiral “ I must freely declare, I would rather Saunders made him a Post-captain inuse not my own words only, but even to L'Oriflame in Gibraltar Bay. these (viz. ignore, recognosce, which are to This foreknowledge of things at

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hand is a subject many profess them- Moor, being the foremost upon his selves positive about their strong legs, was the first person killed. argument is experience, and all who From whence had Moor this forehave not been so favoured, may rea- knowledge ? He quoted no dream. sonably enough doubt, stopping short In 1773, to come nearer the recol. of contradiction. Certain instances lection of survivors, at ihe taking of then afloat in the Navy I may take Pondicherry, Captain John Fletcher, the liberty to produce, anticipating Captain Demorgan, and Lieutenant however an adventure of some such Bosanguet, each distinctly foretold his kind never in my power to comprehend. own death on the mornings of their

At the siege of the Havanbali, the fate. Namur and Valiant took it day and Without repeating more of disagday about to fight a sap battery; and ters, I shall remind any yet in being the relief of the people was effected of the old Chesterfield's crew under every midnight, to save from tije ob- Captain O'Brien, of a dreamer on servation of the Spanish garrison one board that ship, who promised a good party's approach and the other's re- prize that immediately ratified his treat. We had marched forty in words. Captain O'Brien had been number, a Lieutenant leading, and seni year after year to convoy East myself (a Midshipman) bringing up India Ships from St. Helena to Engthe rear, to relieve the Valiant's; land, a tedious, creeping, hungry voywhen Moor, one of our men, made age, without any prospect of gain : frequent calls to stop — these at last returning in a month of November became quite frivolous, and my dis- about the length of Scilly islands, a tance had got so long from the Lieu- petty officer at six' in the morning fenaut, that the party was balted to went io relieve another upon the close the line. In the interim, Moor forecastle, whom he found

upon

bis fairly owned he had no stomach for beam-ends, wrapt up comfortably the battery that night, knowing he under a foul-weather cloak. With a should be killed.

rough shake, and a What cheer, Our officer, a hard-headed Scotch- dreamer ?, this gentleman awoke, man, steady and regular as old Time, and presently related they should catch began sharp upon me: my excuse was a prize before breakfasi. He was to the mau's 'tardiness, and I reported finish the last two hours on the quarhis words. “ Killed indeed, and cheat ter-deck ; where the Lieutenant of the the Sheriff out of his thirteener and a watch, &c. were ready enough to hear baubee !-- No, no, Paddy : trust to any good news. At day-break there Fate and the family-honour of the never was a sharper look-out : the O'Moors for all that. Come, Sir, ships of the couvoy were eagerly bring him along: point your sword counted, and one vessel above the in his stern-post."

number was soon made out. · As the Moor of course made no reply, but light grew stronger, the prize prounder a visible corporeal effort and a mised was distinguished under their roused indignation siept into the line: guns, and pre-titly snapt up- liteour whole parły moved on. Now rally before eight o'clock, as had this Moor was seidom out of a quarrel been said... (1o,be continued.) on board ship, and having some know. ledge of the tistycuffs-art, he reigned

Mr. URBAN, ticigale, July 5. pretty much as cock of the walk on DUUT the latter end of vecem

A , the lower gun-deck.

When we had relieved the battery, Haylofts of the Swan Ton, at this and the Valiant had gone silently ošt, piace, were pulled down ; in the all the gups were manned. There re- course of whici, a considerable nummained on the parapet only one heavy ber of House . waliows, perhaps 100 piece of orduance, and our very first and upwards, were scen ilying wildly discharge dismounted it. Elated with about the streets and eaves of the that success, up jumped all hauds houses, eagerly eadeavouring to get upon the platform, and gave three shelter. They were thus observed (but cheers, when a little devil of a gun gradually diminishing in number) two took us in a line, and knocked down or three days, when they all disapfive men. Sure enough amongst these peared. Gent. MAG. July, 1810.

Yours, &c. JAMES RYMER,Surgeon.

METEOR 5

34 Meteorological Journal at Clapton.-Sheffield Family. (July, METEOROLOGICAL JOURNAL kept at Clapton, in Hackney, from the 19th of

June to 20th July, 1810.

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June19 72 57 30.00 29.98

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clear and clouds 20 63 57 30.20 30.00 W.N.W. ditto 21 70 56 30-20 30.20 N.W. ditto 92

76 56 30.20 30.20 S.E. fair

70 56 30.40 30.20 S.E. ditto 24 70 51 30.20

30.20 S.E. ditto 25 68 59 30.20 30.11 S. ditto 26

51 30.11 30.04 N. showers---fair 27 69 44 30.04 50.00 N.

fairmaghowers 28

54 30.06 30.05 S. clouds--storm 29 74 51 30:10 30.04 S.-W. sun and clouds---hard raia 30 75 51 30.18

30.14 S.W. fair July 1 73 58 30.18 30.14

S.E.

fair--stormy
74 55 29.85 29.84 S.W. cloudy-clear
3 68 511

29.79
29.44

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64 51 29.64

29:44 SW--NW clouds and rain
59 29.91 29.81 S.W.-S. sun and clouds-shower.
773 50 30.05 29.95 W.S.W. sun and clouds--clear
7 75 51 30.05 30.00 W.-SW sun and misty-clear
72 51 29.90

29.88

S.

fair-stormy 68

29.99 29.86 W.SW fair 10

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29.80 29.79 S.W. clouds and hazy-clear

29.69 29.55 SW..W clear-showers 12 73

57 29.69 29.61 S.S.W. sun and clouds 13 71 55

29.69 29•65 S.W.-S. showers and fair 14 70

29.91

29.75 S.W.S. fair---thunder storms 15 69

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30.10 29.96 N.W. sun and showers-clear 16 70 50

30:13 29.97 W. sun and showers---cloudy 17 68 51 29.84 29.70 N.W. some small rain 18 66 29.90 29.85

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20 66 49 S0.10 29.96 W.N.W. fair--shower.

OBSERVATIONS.
June 19. The Sky quite spotted with Clouds of the modification of Cirrus

stratus.
28. Early in morning Cumuli observed floating at different altitudes :

about 11 P.M. a very hard Thunder Storm came oo. July 1. Rain and Lightning continued through the night.

7. Spotted Cirro-strati of blackish colour scen to N.W. about sun-set.
8. Cirro-strati, succeeded by Storms.
12. Clouds appear mountainous and electric, with drops of Rain.
16. Fleecy cumulous Clouds floating beneath Cirri.
18. Fine towering Cumuli, and rather windy.

19. Spotted Clouds before the Moon.
The Hygrometer still continues of little or no-use, the Air remaining dry,
notwithstanding the Rain.
Clapton, July 22, 1810.

THOMAS FORSTER, Mr. URBAN, Exeter, March 9. Esq. of the Mountains, married the URING the illness of your wor- daughter of the eldest son of the first

thy Correspondent the Rev. Earl of Mulgrave. Although he is Mr. Price, I am instructed to lay be extremely correct in many of the. fore your Readers some particulars points upon which he has touched, I relative to the family of Sheffield must beg to say that he is here mise Earls of Mulgrave, in order to correct informed, for I have now before me any misconception. Your Corre

a very long pedigree of the Sheffields, spondent W. states, that W. Walsh, and it plainly appears that the eldest

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son of the first Earl had no daughters three daughters ; Frances, the wife of whatever, but an only son, Edmund, Metham, Esq.; Eleanor, who second Earl, and father of John the married Denzil Holles, Esq. second first and great Duke of Bucks. I have, son of Sir William Holles of Houghfor the satisfaction of your Corre- ton, Notts; and Elizabeth. The sespondeut, copied the Pedigree alluded cood lord died 1568 (11 Eliz.) leaving to, beginning for the sake of brevity issue by his wife the Honourable at Sir Robert Sheffield, who was born Douglas Howard, daughter of Wilin the year 1166 (12 Henry Il.) one liam Lord Howard of Effingham, Edhundred years after the Conquest. I mund his son and heir, and Elizabeth, have omitted no person, whether inale married to Thomas Earl of Ormond. or female, that W. may be enabled This Edmund, third Lord Sheffield, to rectify his error, and to discover was born circiter 1556, and, in the from what other branch of this illus- 25th Eliz. was one of the English trious house the family he mentions Lords who, by that Queen's express may derive their descent.

desire, attended the Duke of Anjou Sir Robert Sheffield was born 1166 to Antwerp, and anno 1588 (31 Eliz.) (12 Henry II.), married Felix, daugh.. was in the sea-fight against the Spater of Terneby, Esq. and had' niards (who then threatened to inyade Robert Sheffield, Esq. whose wife was England) and for his valiant deportAgnes, daughter and coheiress of Sir ment was knighted by the Lord Ad. Simon Gower, and by her he had Sir miral. He was afterwards elected Robert Sheffield, who iu the reign of Knight of the Garter in the same Edward 1. married Janet, daughter Queen's reign, and constituted Preand cobeiress of Alexander Lownd, sident of the Council for the Northern of Butterwick; he had by her a son, parts of England. By Charles I. he Sir Robert, whose wife was Elcanor, was advanced to the dignity of the daughter and heiress to Thomas Buris- Earldom of Mulgrave. ham, Esq. aud was succeeded by Ro- His Lordship was twice married bert, his son, who, marrying Cathe- first to Ursula, daughter of Sir Robert rine, daughter and coheiress of Sir Tyrwhit, and secondly to Marianna, Robert Beltoft, had Robert, whose daughter of Sir William Urwyn. By wife was Margaret, daughter to Sir these two ladies he had nine sons and Thomas Staunton, of Yorkshire, and eleven daughters. Of the daughters, by her had Robert Sheffield, Esq. who 1. Elizabeth, married Sir Edward Swift, niarried the daughter and heiress of and afterwards Sir John Bourchier. Sir Ulster Moyne, and had Robert, 2. Mary, married the Honourable Sir his son and heir, who in 1486 (2 Henry Ferdinando Fairfax, son of Lord VII.) was one of the commanders of Fairfax. 3. Frances, married the Ho. the King's army against the Earl of nourable Sir Philip Fairfax, brother Lincoln and his adherents in the battle of Sir Ferdinando. 4. Triphema, to of Stoke near Newark, where he had George, younger son of Sir Hugh the honour of that victory. He was Verney: and there were seven others. afterwards Speaker of the House of His Lordship's eldest son dying viia Commons, and Recorder of London, patris, the title went to his grandson being then Sir Robert Sheffield. He Edmund, the second Earl. The line married Helen, danghter and heiress of all the other eight sons failed, of Sir Jobu Delves, and had Sir Ro- cepting one, who was born 1606, and, bert Sheffield, who inarried Margaret, marrying 1030, had Joseph Sheffield, daughter of Sir John Zouch, of Cod- Esq. born 1632 (7 Car. 1.) who, mar: nor, and had Edmund, who in the rying an heiress 1658, had Elizabeth, first of Edward VI. was advanced to born 1659, who in 1689 (I Will. and the dignity of an English Baron, by Mary) married Stephen Cassan, Esq. the title of Lord Sheffield of Butter- of Maryborough, Queen's County, wick. This valiant and loyal noble- who changed the name of his antient man attended the Marquis of North- family estate to Sheffield; and from ampton in order to suppress an insur- this marriage the Cassans still seated rection at Norwich, and was there there are descended in a direct line. unfortunately slain. This Lord Shef- Edmund, second earl above-menfield married Lady Anne Vere, daugh- tioned, married Lady Elizabeth Cran, ter of John, fifth Earl of Oxford, and field, daughter of Lionel Earl of Midleft John, second Lord Sheffield, and dlesex, and died 1658 (9 Jac. II.) leav.

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