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410 Compendium of County History-Somersetshire. (May,
Hall, situate over Bishop Bubwith's Hospital. Wiveliscombe Almshouse, founded by Sir John Coventry. Yeovil Church, fine Gothic structure, Mara' ket House, very commodious.
Seats. Longleat, Marquis of Bath, Lord Lieutenant of the County. Alcomb, Sir George Hewett, bart. King Weston, W. Dickenson, esq. Alfoxton, St. Aubyn, esq.
Leigh Court, P. J. Miles, esq. Alston Court, Huntspill, late R.Buncombe, Lottiford House, Rev. J. Serrell. esq.
Lydford Rectory, Dr. Colston. Ammerdown, Sanuel Jolliffe, esq.
Lynmouth, J. Lean,
esq. Ashwick Grove, Richard Strachey, esq.
House, East, J. Lock, esq. Avishayes, J.J. Fortescue, esq.
R. Harris, esq. St. Audries, Miss Balch.
Marston Biggott, Earl of Cork and Orrery. Babbington, Charles Knatchbull, esq. Maunsell, Col. Slade. Bailbridge House, Val. Jones, esq.
Mells Park, T. Horner, esq. Barford, Joseph Jeffery, esq.
Mellyfont Abbey, Sir James Willicm WesBarren Down, Stukely Lucas, esq.
ton Wolfe, Bart. Bath, T. J. Parker, esq,
Rev. W. Phelps. Berkley House, Frome, Rev. J. M. Rogers. Meyners,
Lord King: Berwick House, J. Newman, esq.
Midford Castle, Charles Conolly, esq. Box, near Bath, W. Northey, esq.
Montacute House, John Phillips, esq. Brimpton House, Earl of Westmorland. Mount Pleasant, Gordon Gray, esq. Brymore near Bridgwater, Sir P. Hales, bt. Nettlecomb, near Taunton, Sir Jolin TreveBurton Pynsent, Earl of Chatham.
lyan, bart. Butleigh Court, Lord Glastonbury. North Cadbury,
Newman, esq. Cadbury House, Blackford, Mrs. Bennet. Northover, H. Chichester, esq. Camerton Park, Mrs. Jarret.
Nunney Castle, Thomas Theobald, esq. Chilcompton, Miss Tooker.
Orchardley, Sir Thomas Champneys, bart. Claverton House, John Vivian, esq.
House, T. S. Champneys, esq Compton Pauncefoot, J. H. Hunt, esq. Orchard Wyndham, H. Tripp, esq. Coomb-hay, Mrs. Leigh.
near Watchet, Earl, of Countesbury Lodge, J. Knight, esq. Egremont. Cranmore, East, J. Paget, esq.
Parrett, near Crookhorn, Mrs. Hoskins, Cricket Lodge, Lord Bridport.
Pennard, East, Park, G. M. B. Napier, esg. Dillington House, Wm. Hanning, esq. Pitcomb, Rev. Mr. Dalton. Dunster Castle, J. F. Luttrell, esq.
Pixtou, Earl of Carnarvon.
Plash House, R. J. S. Escott, esq.
Pyrland, Sir Wm. Walter Yea, bart.
bart. P. P. Acland, esq.
Redlynch Park, Earl of Ilchester. Farley Park, Duke of Somerset.
N. Webb, esq. Ford Abbey, T. F. Gwynn, esq.
Sand-hill Park, Sir T. B. Lethbridge, bart. Godminster, Col. Ştrangways.
Shanks House, Bayford, Nath. Dalton, esq. Hadspan House, near Wincanton, H. Hob- Shapwick House, Rev. Elias Taylor.
Sharpham Park, Rev. C. H. Pulsford. Halsewell House, C. K. K. Tynte, esq. Shepton-Mallet, Wm. Powis, esq. Hampton House,
Shockerwich, W. Wiltshire, esq. Hardington Wraxall, Sir C. W. Bamfylde, Southhill, bart.
Stock House, Rev. H. F. Yatman. Hatch Court, Thomas Clifton, esq.
Stone Easton House, Sir John Cox HippisHavisheys House, near Chard, Gen. Stevens. Haydon Seat, J. Haughton, esq.
Stratton House, Chilcompton, C. G. Gray, Hazlegrove, Sir Henry Carew St. John, hart.
esq. Heatherton Park, William Adair, esq. Stroney-lane House, Little Elm, J. Fussell, Hestercombe House, Mrs. Warre.
esq. Hill House, Langport, Vincent Stuckey, Sutton Court, Sir Henry Strachey, bart. esq. High Sheriff.
Oulddown, Edward Strachey, Hinton St. George, Earl Poulett.
Vern House, Milborne Port, Sir Wm. Coles
Medlycott, bart. Huntspill, G. Saunders, esq.
Walford House, Arthur Chichester, esq. J. Jeffreys, esq.
Warley, near Bath, Henry Skrine, esq. Ilchester, Richard Troward, esq.
Wellington Court, Mrs. Culm. Jordans House, Horton, W. Sheke, esq: Wells, Bishop of Gloucester. Kelston, Sir John Cæsar Hawkins, bart. Welton Palace, Bishop of Bath and Wells. Kilmington, Sir Richard Colt Hoare, bart. Wilsham, Lord Somerville.
1923.) Compendium of County History Somersetshire. Wilton Batts, J. Snork, esq.
Wootton, near Glastonbury, Sir Alexander Woodbarrow House,
Hood, bart. Woolston House, Rev. A. Askew.
Yarlington Lodge, J. Rogers, esq. Peerage. Dukedom of Somerset, and Barony of Hacché to Seymour; Bath
Marquisate to Thynne of Warıninster : Beauchamp of Hacché Viscounty to Conway, Marquis of Hertford; Bridgewater Earldom to Egerton ; Bonville of Chewton Barony to Grey, Earl of Stamford; Boyle of Marston Barony to Boyle, Earl of Cork and Orrery; Lovell and Holland of Enmore Barony to Perceval, Earl of Egmont; Chewton Viscounty to Earl of Waldegrave; Cooper of Pawleti Barony to Cooper, Earl of Shaftesbury : Glastonbury Barony to Granville of Butley; Mendip Barony to Ellis, Viscount Clifden ; Pitt of Burton Pynsent Viscounty to Pitt, Earl of Chatham ;. Poulett of St. Hinton St. George, Earldom, Hindon Viscounty, and Poulett Barony to Poulett; Ilchester Earldom, Ilchester and Stavordale, and Redlynch Baronies to Strangways ; Rodney of Rodney Stoke Barony to Rodney; Wellesley Barony to Wellesley, Marquis Wellesley; Wellington Dukedom, Marquisate, Earldom, and Viscounty to Wellesley, Duke of Wellington, Members to Parliament for the County 2; Bath 2 ; Bridgewater 2 ; Ilchester
2; Milborne Port 2 ; Minehead 2; Taunton 2; Wells 2; total 16. Produce. Stone, iron, salt, manganese, bole and red ochre. Cattle, corn, oxen,
fruits, copper, lead, marl, coal, hemp, crystal, coral, sea liverwort, lapis calaminaris. Fuller's earth, alabaster, sea-weed for glassmakers, and woad. Manufactures. Woollen cloths, hats, gloves, serges, druggets, sagathies, durnys,
stockings, Spanish medly-cloths, dowlas, ticking, kerseys, baize, bone lace, knitting of hose, pottery, Chedder cheese.
POPULATION. Hundreds 40. Liberties 7. Whole Parishes 472. Parts of Parishes 2. Mar
ket towns 34.-Inhabitants. Males 170, 199; Females 185,115; total 355,314. Families employed in agriculture 31,448 ; in trade 27,132; in neither 14,957 ; total 73,537.--Baptisms. Males 48,777 ; Females 47,025; total 95,803.Marriages 24,356.—Burials. Males 27,867 ; Females 28,944 ; total 56,811.
Places having not less than 1000 Inhabitants.
Houses. Inhab. Bath (city) 5415 36811 Deucumán, St. 362 1.865 Merriott
1212 Frome Selwood 2409 12411 Bruton
262 1206 Taunton 8534 Chedder
1797 Congresbury Bedminster 7979 Keynsham
1132 Bridgewater 6155 Nailsea
1678 Ashton, Long Wells 5888 Beckington
1645 Chewton Mendip 227 Lyncomb and Curry North
1151 } Wimcomb Somerton
1147 Sleepton Mal
1127 Yeovil 4655 Kingsbury,
Cocker, East Wellington 4170 Episcopi
1102 Bathwick 4009 | Milborne Port
gory Crewkerne Banwell
Pillow with Petherton, North 603 3091 Winscombe
Wotton Wedmore 3079 | Pitminster 267 1416 | Timsbury
1068 St. John
1330 Bombe St. Ilminster 352 2156 Chard
Nicholas Wincanton 2143 Stoguinber
1281 Bishops LyEaston-in
Evercreech 274 1253 diard
2109 Gordano Old Cleeve
Camerton 184 1004 Petherton, South413 2090 | Minehead
1004 374 1991 Ditcheat
East-over Milverton 397 1930 Road
236 1217 Monkton, West 156 1004 Weston 1919 Brislington
1216 Stokelane 230 1000 Chew, Magna
1549 1485 1084 1086
213 223 204
324 351 298 250 330 313 315 295
1645 1643 1627
185 203 232
806 841 585 550
Epitaphs on Englishmen buried at Rome. 4 st! (May, EPITAPHS ON ENGLISHMEN BURIED tis in Seminarijs ad Saldtem Patrice ABROAD.
stituendis, fovendis; periculis plurimis, ob (Concluded from p. 218.)
ecc. Rom, opere, scriptis, omni corpore, et
animi contentione defensam : hic in' ejus IN N the cemetery of the English Col. gremio, scientiæ, pietatis, modestiæ, integrilege at Rome.
tatis fama, et exemplo clarus, ac piis om28. D, O. M.
nibus charus, occubuit xvii. Kal. Nov. an. D. Hugoni Odoeno, nobili Cambro Inter lacrimas exulum pro religione, ci
æt. lxl. exilij xxxu. Sal. Hum. MDXCIV. Britanino, Carnaviensi
, qui florente adhuc vium perpetuum illorum effugium, Gaætate, patria heresi infecta fugiens L. annos,
briel Alanus frater, Thomas Heschetuś soin Gallia, Hisp?, Belgio, Italia, vivens
roris filius, fratri avunculo chariss. mereutes exilio, consenuit, cujus opera et consilio
posuerunt. uterque Philippus Hisp. Reges, Albertus
D. O. M. Austriæ et Burgundiæ, et Alexander Parmæ duces, in rebus gravissimis, sunt usi. Audreno Ludovico, Cambro Britanno, Catholicam contra Sectarios fidem semper V. S. D. ac Professori Oxonij in Anglia, ac pro virili adjuvit, provexitque usque adeo, ut regio Buaci in Flandria, Archidiacono Anillius zelo exagitati heretici insidia struere, noniæ, et Canonico in Metropolitana Camcalumnijs traducere novas in dies illi moles- meracensi, atque Oficiali Generali utriustias, usque ad extremum vitæ spatium non que Signaturæ, referendario Caroli Cardinadesisterint, quas o’es erecto semper et in lis Borromei Archiepiscopi Mediolanensis, fracto a'i'o, vel contempsit, vel superavit, vicario generali Gregorij XIII. et Xijsti v. cuius in Deum pietas, liberalitas in pau in congregatione de consultationibus Episperes, in bonos o’es benevolentia, ereptum coporum et regularium a Secretis, Episcopo terris, cælo dignum, reddiderunt. Romæ Cassamensi Gregorij xiv., ad Helvetios nunOctogennarius, Romanæ fidei propugnator tio Clementis viii. apostolicæ visitationis acerrimus, maximo Catholicorum Anglorum in alma urbe adjutori ; Anglos in Italia, Galdolore, moritur iii. kal. Junij, anno MDCXVIII. lia, ac Belgia, omni ope semper juvit, atque Collegium Anglorum insigni benefactori, et ejus inprimis opera hujus Collegij ac duaCarolus Guineus, ex sorore nepos, ex tes
censis et Rhemensis fundamenta jacta sunt. tamento hæres, amantissimo avunculo po
LXI. menses ix. dies XXIX.;
exul a patria xxxıllI. ; obijt xiv. Octobris 29. D. 0. M.
Moxcv. Ludovicus de Torres ArchiepisPatri Roberto Personio, Anglo, Somese- copus Montis Regalis amico posuit. tano, Societatis Jesu Sacerdoti integerrimo, atque doctissimo et huiusce collegij op, of the Dominican Friars called the Mi
Inscription in the vault of the Church timo moderatori, qui ad animi cultum, ad
nerva at Rome. studium pietatis, ad Angliæ conversionem collegiorum domicilijs, ac diversarijs per
32. D. O. M. opportuna loca qua per ipsum ex integro Philippo Thomæ Houuardo, de Norfolconstitutis, qua collocupletatis ab ipso mag- cia et Arundelia, S. R. E. Presbitero, Carnæ spei convocauit, magnis laboribus in- dinali tit. B. Mariæ supra Minervam, ex stituit juventutem hispali Vallidolid Ga sacr. familia FF. pred. S. Mariæ majoris dibus Vlisippone duæci Audomari Romæ, Archipresbitero, Magnæ Britanniæ protecquo duce, eo Socio pater Edmundus Cam- tori, magno Angliæ Elemosinario, Patriæ et pianus Catholicæ Reipublicæ propugnator .pauperum patri, filij Prov. Anglicanæ, ejusacerrimus in Angliam, primus ex Societate dem ordinis, parenti, et restauratori opt. trajecit, quoque vindice et patrono verita- Heredes inscripti moerentes posuere, annutis hostium passim exagitata temeritas li- entibus S. R. E. Cardd. emm. Palatio de bris, scriptis, sermonibus, litteris, exemplis, Alteriis, Francisco Nerlio, Fabritio Spada, defensa religio, recreata sanctitas, cuni in- supremi testamenti executoribus : obijt anv. ter hæc ipse nullam caperet partem con
Kalend. Jul. An. Sal. MDCXCiv. etatis suæ cesse quietis nullum suo capite recusaret discrimen honestissimae defensionis semper
Two inscriptions in the cloisters of paratus, semper erectus, semper in mediam flammam periculosissime consecrationis
St. Gregory at Rome. irrumpens, animæ magnæ prodigus omnino
33. D. 0. M. vir, Lxuli explevit annos, ex queis sex ex Edouardo Carno, Britanno, equiti aurato, triginta in Soc. Jesu per omnia virtutis Jurisconsulti oratori, suminis de rebus exempla transegit. Obijt xv. Ap'lis MDCX. Britanniæ Regum, ad Imperatorem, ad Re
ges, bis ad Romanam et Apostolicam seDeo Trino Vni.
dem, quarum in altera Legatione à PhiGulielmo Alano, Lancastrensi, S. R. E. lippo Mariaq. pijs Regibus missus, aborto presb. Card. Angliæ, qui extorris a pa deinde post mortem Mariæ in Britannia tria, perfunctus laboribus diuturnis in or Schismate, sponte patria carens Catholithodoxa religione tuenda ; sudoribus mul cam fidein cum magna integritatis veræque
1823.) On Englishmen buried abroad. Royal Society of Literature. 413 pietatis,existimatione decessit. Hoc mony
of Bramfield, and widow of Mountmentum Fremannus, amici, ex testamento pos, Obijt ing without issue, the title became exanno Salutis MDLXI. Xim. Kal. Febr.
tinct. His arms were Gules, a fess 34. D. 0. M.
componée Argent and Sable, between Roberto Pechano, Anglo, Equiti Aurato,
six cross crosslets Or. Philippo et Mariæ Angliæ, et Hispan. Regi
See pedigrees of the family of Wesbus, olim a consilijs, genere, religione, vir
tons Earls of Portland, in Harwood's tute, præclaro, qui, cum patriam suam a
Erdeswicke’s “ Staffordshire," pp. 136, fide catholica deficientem adspicere sine 137. summo dolore non posset, relictis omni In addition to “CARADOC," p: 217, bus quae in hac vita carissima esse solent, and “AN ANTIQUARY,” p. 296, 1 send in voluntarium profectus exilium, post sex the following notices of Englishmen annos, pauperibus Christi heredibus tes buried abroad. Richard de Placetis, tamento institutis, sanctissime e vita mi
or Richard de Barbafluta (from the * gravit Idib. Sept. ann. MDLXIX. ætatis suæ
town of Barbefleure, now Barfleur, in Thomas Goldouellus, Episcopus Asa
Normandy) son of William de Placephensis, et Thomas Kirtonus, Angli, Testa
tis, of the noble family of Placetis, of menti procuratores pos.
Newton, co. Somerset, Earls of War
wick, died “ beyond sea,” and ordered Mr. URBAN,
May 12. his body to be buried in some foreign N addition to your Correspondent, Church, near the body of Madelina de
“J. B.” p. 216, upon the subject Clerby, his first wife, with whom he of Englishinen buried in the cemetery lived abroad, and gave several parcels for Heretics at Venice, allow me to of land in Normandy and Poictu to resend the following particulars of the ligious uses for the health of his soul. family of the Westons, Earls of Port
John de Wrotham, a person of great land. The daughter of the 1st Earl of quality, bred up in the Courts of Ædw. Portland, viz. Anne Weston, married I. and II. who recommended him to the Earl of Denbigh, a nobleman in the Popes Benedict XI. and Clement favour of the restoration of Charles II. V. as a “ person of great learning, proShe died at Venice, March 10, 1634, bity, and courtesy," and in 32 Edw. I. and is most probably the person who he was recommended, under the same
says is buried there, but I have not character, to Charles King of Sicily. been able to ascertain whether her He died at Bolonia in the year 1323, father, mentioned by J. B.,” either and was there buried. died or was buried at Venice. He Yours, &c.
STEMMALYSMU. was son of Sir Jerome Weston, of - Roxwell, and Sheriff of the county
N the Quarterly he was made Chancellor of the Exchequer; created Baron Weston of -183) are some severe remarks upon Neyland, co. Essex, 1628; appointed a Society denominated the “ Royal Lord Treasurer of England, upon the Society of Literature,” in which it is removal of the Earl of Marlborough; called a “ Society lately erected for and, February 17, 1632, Earl of Port- the Manufacture of Poems and Esland. He died only two days after his says." Having a friend, certainly not
daughter Anne. Catharine Weston,who one of those®“ deaf and dum) au- died Nov.6, 1645, aged 39, ties buried in thors,” or “ a wretched author, who
the cemetery of the English College at has never been fortunate enough to ::. Rome; see p. 217, where the inscrip- hit the publick taste,” or an usher of
tion to her memory is given. He was a school, or an attorney's clerk, which succeeded by his son, Jerome Weston, the Reviewers designate as the most who died 16 or 18 March, 1662 ; and likely persons to obtain the patronage was succeeded by his son and heir, of the Society, but, on the contrary, Charles Weston ; who was slain in a a man of acknowledged talent and resea-fight against the Dutch, June 3, condite learning, with a large family, 1665, s.p. These Earls of Portland I was in hopes, as his friends had probore for their arms: Or, an eagle, re posed him, with the best recommengardant and displayed Sable. Tho- dations, that he would have been electmas Weston, 4th Earl, and uncle to ed one of the associates. No proceedCharles Weston, 3rd Earl, married ings of the Society have been, howAnne, daughter of John, Lord Butler ever, made public subsequent to the
414 Royal Society of Literature.- Alderman Smith's Charities. (May, cominencement of the year 1823, and who has not found, in the language I should be glad to know whether the of the Reviewers, (p. 181) " that the Society is progressive or not.
reward of literary merit by patronage The remarks of the Reviewers are is a process pretiy well performed on: evidently, hypothetical, and can be der the existing state of things." sound only, as their predictions are ve Yours, &c.
E. rified, with regard to election of the characters presumed. But the case
Mr. URBAN, ought to be otherwise, and I hope is
May 12. so in intention at least: for I cannot
is understood to be the author of the with some truth, and more mistakes, Institution had any such objects in the idle, vulgar, and groundless story view, as private friends or mere lite- of Henry Smith, Esq. so eminent for rary butterflies. It must be manifest his extensive charities, having been a' that there are scholars, whose works beggar, followed by a dog *. I wish are of too learned a character to be to set him right. purchased by Booksellers, and yet re Mr. Smith was a Silversmith and quire talent and labour far superior to an Alderman of London. He lived in the compilation of books of general Silver-street, Cheapside, and having currency. Does it follow, that such acquired a great deal of money, he men meet with preferment? If they purchased estates in different counties, are members of a University, that may and in the latter part of his life, 1620, reward them, and often does. But he conveyed the same, and all his perwhere else will they even find readers ? sonal estate, to trustees for charitable These are the men upon whom the purposes. The trustees were chiefly of Royal Bounty would very properly be the most respectable rank and character. bestowed; víz. learned inen, properly But he became dissatisfied with some so called, who have acquired public of them, and he applied to the Court favour by merit, but whose studies of Chancery for assistance. He filed a hare not, nor can remunerate them, bill against his trustees, alleging that on account of the peculiar direction some of them were indebted to him in of their pursuits. Theology, Antiqui- Jarge sums; that having no child, and ties, Philology, Mathematics, and having purposed to bestow great part many other abstruse enquiries, have of his estate in charity, and reposing only a limited class of readers, and great confidence in his trustees, but Messrs. Murray, Cadell, or Longman, not intending to discharge the debts' would not even print their works for due to him from some of thein, he had nothing, as being scholar's books, executed the deeds, but continued in much more purchase them of the au- quiet possession of his estate and prothors. I must therefore think, that perly, and conlinued to inhabit his such elaborate and learned authors are house in Silver-strect, and to receive proper subjects for patronage ; and the interest of his money ; that those that the propriety of the Institution deeds contained a power of revocation, in question ought not to be prejudged which power two of his trustees had by à presumption of misapplication. induced him to release ; that he was deI speak with regard to my own friend, sirous of having a reconveyance, that who is known to be an elaborate he might himself settle the uses for writer, on a subject certainly limited, which he iutended to apply his prowho has however found favour from perty, with which most of his trustees the publick, and who is also a man were willing to comply, if they could of character, with a large family, and safely do so, but were dissuaded by the
* The idle story about Mr. Smith and his dog, probably took its rise from a benefac-" tor to the parish of Lambeth, who, prior to Mr. Smith's benefactions, is understood to have been a Pedlar, and to have given to that parish an acre of ground. His portrait is! represented in a window of Lambeth Church, walking with a pack on his back, a staff in % his hand, and followed by a dog. This portrait was there previous to the year 1607, as appears by the parish books. The idle story about his dog is, that the Pedlar gave the acre for leave to bury his dog in the Church-yard. This acre is to this day called Pedlar's Acre; it was long let at a few shillings rent, but the building of Westminster Bridge, the Surrey abutment of which stands on part of it, has made the remainder of great value to the parish.Manning and Bray's Surrey, vol. III. pp. 465. 503.