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the wyfe of George Vaux, and mother ender the contest between the houses of the saide now Lord Harrodon, bath of Terk and Laucaster,j I sought in to her great costs and charges purchased vain for the monument of the once the wardsbijpe and marryaze of her saide celebrated Mathematician, Thomas sonne, and the lease of lands, &c. and Simpson, F. R. S.* who was buried obteyned the same, by the agreement of there; but, continuing my perambuthis court, to be conveyed to Sir John lation to Market Bosworth, I found a Roper, knt. her father, &c. with an in- Swithland slate, two feet six inches tent to discharge the said warde of the by one foot four inches, and one inch value of his marryage, yf he, at his full

and an half thick, on which is neatly age, do yeeld unto his two younger brothers, and three sisters, such porcions engraved as under:

“ The remains of the Bosworth Proand p'vysyons for their educacion and

digy, Thomas Simpson, F. R. S. rest advauncement as sha!be thought meet

in this Church-yard. After rending for their estates; and allow of such dis

asunder the fetters of indigence, he arose position as they shall make of the profitts w'ch shal aryse from the lands during tician, and died A. D. 1761. J. Throsby,

to an envied eminence as a Mathema.. his mynority towards the educac'on and

on an excursion in Leicestershire 1790, preferment of his said brothers and sis. ters, and payment of his father's debts, little tableż to be erected to his memory.”

seeing his neglected grave, caused this and his own better government and edu

Perhaps some Correspondent may cac'on during his mynority:" — that “ Geo. V. their father, dyed not beinge inforın you, why it is not put up in longe sicke, and moche more in debte the Chapel-yard of the former parish, than his goods or chattells could satisiye; agreeably to the intentious of the and that neyther he, nor the said William donor.

HINCKLEIENSIS. V. Lord H. had made any p’vysione for the maintenaunce or educac'on of the said Mr. URBAN, Tower, April 5. younger sonnes or daughters; partly by HE observations addressed to reason of their great debts, and partly Mrs. H. More (which have found by reason that their mannours, lands, &c. a place in your valuable Miscellany) were so beforhande conveyed and assur lead to conclusions which are of the ed, that they coulde not make anie as

utmost consequence. Should she not surance or p’vysiou for them.”

vindicate herself from the charge This is certainly a strong corrobo brought against her of falsifyiog the ration of what has been advanced Scriptures, I hope you will, with your although purtly on conjecture ; since accustomed candour, admit a few reit hereby appears, that the younger markis, in support of the doctrine of children were left in a destitute con the existence of the Soul in a separale dition, without even a sufficiency to state before the day of Judgment. defray the expences of a suitable cdu

The appearance of Moses with Elias cation.

at the Transfiguration has been always of the ancient mansion I know not considered as a strong evidence of an that there exists any account; but intermediate state. The Parable of the there is a tradition that King Charles Rich Man and Lazarus plainly points 1. when a prisoner at Holnıbg-house, to the same doctrine ; and there are used to come there under a guard to very strong allusions at 2 Cor. v. 8. enjoy his favourite diversion of Bowl. Phil.i. 23. Heb. xii. 23. lam aware ing. The present małor-house was that Luke xxiij. 43. is not considered to rebuilt by the Wentworth family. be genuine by the Socinians; but this

Thus I have endeavoured, to fur- ought not to have any weight with us. vish a sketch of the family, both as to Pool and Burkilt consider this text to title and estate, &c. &c. ; in the ac, be decisive, “that souls neither sleep complishment of which object I am not nor die with the body,but immediately aware that any authentic sources have pass into their eternal mansions.” Dr. been left unexplored. C. TORRENS. Clarke and Dr. Benson favour this in

terpretation. There are no doubt maMr. UR PAN, April 6, 1813. ny other passages in Scripture which A

FEW days ago passing through prove the same doctrine; and I trust

Sulton Cheynell, (the ever me the cause of truth will find abler hands morable situation of Redmore Plain, to defend it. Yours, &c. A. R. where King Richard the Third lost his crowli, his kingdom, aud his life, the 4th volume of Mr. Nichols's Leices

** An ample account of him is given in Aug. 22, 1485, in the great battle that tegshire, pp. 510-514.

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Mr. URBAN, Bainton, Nov. 8, 1812. discovered and apprehended at Ro-
JITH a drawing of Woodcroft- chester, and committed prisoner to

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the liberty of sending you some ex- cape from this confinement, he was
tracts from different authors relating in a short time retaken, and sent
thereto ; and also anecdotes of the from Hull to the Tower. Here he
heroic Dr. Michael Hudson, who wrote “ The Divine Right of Go-
bravely fell, defending himself againstvernment, natural and politic, more
the Parliament forces, in 1648. particularly of Monarchy," &c.

In the parish of Etton, in the hun- which was printed in 4to. 1647. Madred of Nassaburgh, Northampton, king his escape also in the beginning is Woodcroft-house, an old manor of 1648, he went into Lincolnshire, place, and, from the remains of an raised a party of horse, and, to setiquity, apparently in former limes a cure himself against the Parliamentplace of strength. It is surrounded troops, retired with bis men to Woodby a large water, excepting on the croft-house. The Rebels, on the 6th Western side, where the drawbridge of June, entering the house, and tais supposed to have been. The doors king many prisoners, Hudson, with of the long passages through the gate the most courageous of his soldiers, way, with two large arches and seats went up to the battlements, and deof stone, and stone windows, and fended themselves a considerable staircases within the house, and a time : but yielding, upon a promise round bastion towards the North end, of quarter, which was not observed, are of remarkable and antient work, and the Rebels advancing to them, manship. Over the porch or gateway Hudson was thrown over the battle

is a chamber, formerly the chapel : ments, and caught hold of a spout , in the wall is a bason for holy water, or projecting stone; but, his hands

a long stone seat, and a large window, being cut off, he fell into the moat now in part filled up, and made into much wounded ; and desiring to come a smaller. The walls are about four to land to die, was knocked on the feet thick.

head # by the butt-end of a musket. In the reign of Henry III. Herbert His tongue was then cut out by a lowand Roger de Woodcrofte held of the bred shopkeeper of Stamford$, who Abbot of Burgh half a knight's fee in carried it about the country as a Walton and Woodcrofte, which was trophy. Being there buried, after confirmed to the Convent by a charter the enemy had left the place, his body in the same reign, and in the subse- is said to have been removed to the quent reigns of Edw. I. and Edw.JI. * neighbouring parish of Uffington,

In 1648 Woodcroft-house was made near Stamford, where it was solemnly a garrison by the Royalists, who took interred. up arms for Charles the First, under In the examination of John Browne the command of the Rev. Dr. Michael of St. Ives, Hunts, taken May 18, Hudson +. After the battle of Edge 1646, he deposed, that he met with hill, Mr. Hudson, retiring to Oxford, Dr. Hudson at Melton Mowbray, was, in 1642, created Doctor in Di- Leicestershire, being the last of April, vinity, and appointed Chaplain to the where they lodged all night. Mr. Peck King. From hence he attended him, conceives, that Dr. Hudson bad rela. with Mr. Ashburnham, in 1646, when tions at Melton; one Sir Henry Hudhe put himself into the hands of the son, bart. who, he supposed, enterScots; and the Parliament sending a tained him. This Sir H. H. owned serjeant at arms to bring Hudson to and lived in the house where Mr. SiLondon, be eluded the vigilance of mon Stokes the attorney now lives the messenger ; but was soon after (1734); and here supposed Dr. Hudson

and his servant Browne lodged l. Bridges's Northamptonshire, vol. II, Yours, &c.

R. H. + Dr. Hudson was rector of Uffing By one Egborough, the Minister of ton, and was joined in his expedition Castor's Servant. against the rebels by the Rev.Mr. Styles, John Walker, a grocer. who was warden of Brown's Hospital in

# Desiderata Curiosa, lib. IX, Stamford, and minister of Croyland.

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Mr. Chase's Account of the Earth- lating this circumstance, because it quake at LISBON.

sets in its true light a behaviour which (Concluded from p. 206.) I can never reflect upon without the "THUS THUS far have I endeavoured greatest astonishment and surprize, as

most minutely to describe, not well as the deepest sense of grationly every accident that happened to tude. me, but even the various hopes and “Some time afterwards I learnt that fears occasioned by them, whether no part of our house had fallen, except depressed or magnified by my de the Urada, where I happened to be, bilitated state of body I know not; nor were any of the family killed ; therefore shall only say, that after I only the housekeeper and one manhad got into the street, the general servant were much hurt by the falling distress painted upon every ghastly of the Urada upon them, as they were countenance made but little reflec- going out of the house. The cielings tion necessary to suppose that nearest of the upper story were, however, relations would be unable to assist so much hurt, that the family were each other; and from the short ex afraid to venture into any of the amination I had made of myself, I rooms. deemed it was of little consequence “It is universally agreed that all to me; therefore at once resolved the mischief proceeded from the three silently, without a murinur, to re first shocks of the earthquake, which sigu myself to the will of the Supreme were attended with a tuinbliny sort Governor of all things; humbly of motion, like the waves of the sea ; hoing, by my patience under what and that it was amazing the houses He was pleased to inflict, to wake resistèd so long as they did. No place some atonement for my faults. Nor, nor time could have been more unindeed, could the vehement and noisy lucky for the miserable people. The supplications of the disabled tend to city was full of narrow streets ; the any other effect at such a time, than houses were strongly built and high, nerely to increase the general hor- which, hy falling, filled up all the pas

How great, then, must be mysages. The day was that of All Saints, thankfulness to Divine Providence, which, with them, is a great holiday, for raising me up assistance, not only when all the altars in the churches unasked, but even unhoped for, were lighted up with many wax canamong persons almost strangers to dles. Just at the time when they me! more especially Mr. Forg, with were the fullest of people, most whom I had but a slight acquain- of them fell immediately! The tance ; and who, like a guardian an streets likewise were thronged with gel, appeared always ready to assist people going to or from their churches, me in the utmost extremities ! He many of whom must have been deassured ire afterwards, that it gave stroyed by the falling of the houses him the greatest concern to be obliged only. to leave me in the manner be did ; It would be impossible to pretend but that, finding all hopes of procure justly to describe the universal hor. ing a boat were in vain, because the ror and distress which every where moment any came near the shore, took place. Many saved themselves they were immediately crowded with by going upon the water, 'whilst people, who waited there on pur others found there the death which pose; be resolved to get away hiniself they hoped to have avoided. Soine in the same mayner, and endeavour were wonderfully preserved by getting to send me the first help he could upon the tops of houses ; and more procure ; that accordingly, after cross were equally so by retiring to the ing the river, which took them up a bottoms of them. Others again were long time, he met with a Mr. Bride, unhurt, but imprisoned beneath the an English shoemaker, who was going ruin of their dwellings, to be soon over, and who, at his entreaty, pro- burnt alive! while the Dutchmen in mised to took for me, and bring me particular were said to bave escaped away with him ; but that, after ma- by the fire's coming to the ruins of king the most diligent search for me their houses, and lighting them without success, he rightly concluded through passages, which otherwise I had been already carried from hence. they would never have found out. I bave been the more particular in re In short, Death in every shape soon

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