ADDITIONS to the MIDDLESEX PARISHES;
and Corrections: vol. II
P. I. The water of Acton Wells is cathartic, and more powerful
than any other in the kingdom of the same quality, excepting that of Cheltenham, which is considerably stronger; the
quantity of salts in a pound weight (avoirdupois) of the Cheltenham water being, according to Dr. Hales's experiments, 60 grains;
in a pound of Acton water, 44 (fn. 1) .
P. 25. Thomas Roberts, M.A. was collated to the rectory of
this place in the month of February 1795, vice Samuel Brooke,
Correct line 16. of page 37. by volume iii. p. 476, note 209.
P. 92. Addison appears to have had a country house near Chelsea
in 1710 (fn. 2) .
P. 120. The Countess of Nottingham, mentioned in this page,
is the lady who is said to have concealed the ring sent by the Earl of
Essex to Queen Elizabeth, just before his execution.
P. 133. Chamberlayne's present State of Great Britain was, for
many years, printed annually like the Court Calendar.
P. 106. Rigep Dandulo, the Turk, of whose conversion a narrative was published in 1657, having made an acquaintance with Mr.
Lawerence, the Turkey merchant at Smyrna, was upon his first
coming to England introduced by him to his mother, Lady Lawrence, who gave him a hospitable reception at her house in Chelsea,
which he made for some time his principal residence (fn. 3) . There he
met with Dr. Warmstry, author of the narrative (fn. 4) , who resided also
at Chelsea, and was principally instrumental in his conversion. It
appears that a brief was circulated for the benefit of this Dandulo,
whose baptismal name was Philip, in the year 1662. It seems
to have been very productive; the sum of 1l. 3s. 9d. was collected
in the small parish of Finchley (fn. 5) .
Marquis of Hertford.
P. 135. Francis Marquis of Hertford, died at the seat of his
daughter the Countess Dowager of Lincoln at Putney, in the month
of June 1794. He had filled several distinguished political situations;
was ambassador extraordinary to the court of France in 1763, and
Lord Lieutenant of Ireland in 1765.
P. 137. "Abel Bowyer, buried Nov. 19, 1729." Abel Boyer,
whose name is mispelt in the register, was a native of Upper Languedoc.
He left France on account of the persecutions of the protestants in
1685, and fled to Holland, whence, a few years afterwards, he came
to this country. In 1692 he became tutor to Sir Benjamin Bathurst's
son, afterwards Allen Lord Bathurst. Mr. Boyer had for many
years the principal management of a newspaper called the Postboy,
and published another periodical work, which came out monthly,
called the Political State of Great Britain. He wrote a life of Queen
Anne in folio, and compiled a grammar and dictionary of the
French language, which are still esteemed the best of their kind.
He translated Racine's tragedy of Iphigenia, which was brought on
the stage under the name of Achilles in Aulis. Mr. Boyer, at the
time of his death, resided in a house which he had built in the Five
Fields, Chelsea (fn. 6) .
P. 138. Edward Townshend was Dean of Norwich. Henry
Aston, mentioned in l. 19. was uncle to the Earl of Bristol.
P. 155. Tobias Rustat gave 1000l. towards building Chelsea
P. 157, note 241. Captain George Acklom has been appointed
adjutant of Chelsea hospital, in the room of Col. Dawson, deceased.
P. 160. William Hiseland was in the battle of Edghill.
P. 161. Philip Francis, the translator of Horace and Demosthenes, and author of two tragedies, was chaplain of Chelsea
P. 162. John Berkeley, Esq. was father of the late Lord Botetourt, and of the Duchess Dowager of Beaufort, now Baroness
Botetourt in her own right.
Ibid l. 17, for Sir John, read Sir Joseph Danvers.
P. 175. For some time previously to 1750, a kind of masquerade,
called a Jubilee Ball, was much in fashion at Ranelagh, and frequently repeated. They were suppressed on account of the earthquakes in 1750.
P. 176. Madame D'Eon's public fencing at Ranelagh has been
since repeated more than once.
Earl of Shafisbury's, at Little Chelsea.
P. 177. A house at Little Chelsea, being then known by the
name of Sir James Smith's house, was sold in 1699 by the Boveys,
as heirs of Dame Anne Smith, to Anthony Earl of Shastsbury, who,
in 1710, sold the site, with all the newly erected buildings, to Narcissus Luttrell, Esq. (fn. 7) It does not appear that Lord Shastsbury pulled
down Sir James Smith's house, but altered it, and made considerable
additions, by a building, 50 feet in length, which projected into the
garden. It was secured with an iron door, the window-shutters were
of the same metal, and there were iron plates between it and the
house to prevent all communication of fire, of which this learned
and noble Peer seems to have entertained great apprehensions. The
whole of the new building, though divided into a gallery and two
small rooms (one of which was his Lordship's bedchamber), was fitted
up as a library. The Earl was very fond of the culture of fruit trees,
and his gardens were planted with the choicest sorts, particularly
every kind of vine, which would bear the open air of this climate.
It appears by Lord Shastsbury's letters to Sir John Copley, that he
dreaded the smoke of London as so prejudicial to his health, that
whenever the wind was easterly he quitted Little Chelsea. It is said,
that after his return from the continent, whither he was obliged to
retire on account of his health, he was very desirous of re-purchasing
this house of Mr. Luttrell.
P. 183. The stream which supplies the Serpentine River passes by
Bayswater, but it rises near West-end, in the parish of Hampstead.
P. 184. A camp was formed in Hyde Park during the riots in
1780. The barracks, built in the park, near Knightsbridge, in the
year 1793, are intended for the reception of one of the regiments of
P. 210. The Duchess of Cleveland's funeral was attended by the
Dukes of Ormond and Hamilton, the Earls of Essex, Grantham, and
Lifford, and Lord Berkeley of Stratton. She was buried in the
church (fn. 8) .
P. 230. In this church are valuts belonging to the families of
Gulston, Fisher, Ironside, &c. In the church-yard is the tomb of
John Crofts, Esq. 1793, and vaults belonging to Sir Charles Morgan,
Bart. John Baillie, Esq. Percival Hart, Esq. &c.
P. 242. The seal of Ela Countess of Salisbury, described in
note 6, is engraved in Sandford's genealogical history of the Kings
P. 259. Wyer Hall is called by that name, alias Goldesters, in a
survey of the manor of Edmonton (fn. 9) , bearing date 1604.
P. 260. Mrs. Catherine Mellish died in the month of October
1794. The house and park at Bush-hill are now the property of
P. 265. A quarto pamphlet was published in 1621, instituted,
the wonderfull discoverie of Elizabeth Sawyer, a witch, late of
Edmonton; her conviction, and condemnation, and death; together
with the relation of the Divel's accesse to her, and their conference
together. Written by Henry Goodcole, minister of the word of
God, and her continual visitor in the goale of Newgate." Prefixed to this pamphlet is a rare print, re-published in Caulfield's
account of remarkable persons.
P. 306. Upon a closer inspection, the date on the tower at Hadley, of which a sac simile is given in page 519, was found to be
1494; the conjecture therefore, as far as it is guided by the date
there given, is erroneous.
P. 327, note. Among the prints of Elizabeth Canning and Mary
Squire should have been mentioned an etching by Lord Edgcumbe,
esteemed very like.
P. 336. Dr. De Salis's mother was Lord Vane's sister.
P. 338, note 15. The impalement of Pujolas is Hill. Mr. Pujolas married Mary Hill.
P. 340. Three volumes of sermons, by Dr. Carr, have been published since his death.
P. 355. The continuator of Godwin is wrong in saying that
Bishop Robinson died at Fulham. See the account of Hampstead,
P. 363. John Meyrick, Esq. agreed for the purchase of Peter
borough-house in the year 1790; but some doubts arising with
regard to the validity of the title, a Chancery suit ensuded, which
was determined in March 1795. Mr. Meyrick's purchase being
confirmed by the Lord Chancellor's decree, the house is now in his
possession.—Swift, in one of his letters, says, that Lord Peterborough's gardens at Parson's green were the finest he had ever seen
about London (fn. 10) .
P. 365. Mrs. Pendarves, afterwards Mrs. Delany (well known for
her beautiful imitations of flowers in paper mosaic), in writing to
Dr. Swift, anno 1736, says, that her employment that summer had
been making a grotto for her grandfather, Sir John Stanley, at
Northend (fn. 11) .
P. 366. Mrs. Elizabeth Wright died in the month of August
1794. Holcrofts is now the property of her niece, Lady Guise,
relict of Sir John Guise, Bart. of Highnam near Gloucester.—Elborowe Woodcock, Esq. died in the month of November 1794.
P. 385. Sir Francis Child, the elder, was Lord Mayor of London in 1699.
P. 399, note 204, l. 18, for chaplain read secretary.
P. 405. Michael Impey, Esq. died in the month of June 1794.
Butterwick-house is now the property of his son.
P. 406. Lord Keeper Guildford resided at Hammersmith about
the year 1677.
P. 419. Talbot was Bishop of Birtha. He is said to have been
raised to that dignity by the Pope, as a compensation for having
waved his claim to the Earldom of Shrewsbury, to which he was
entitled by descent.
Manor of Wyke.
P. 457. Sir Alan Buxhull, son of Maud Countess of Salisbury,
by his deed, bearing date 1436, conveyed the manor of Wyke to
Richard Neville, Earl of Salisbury (husband of his half-brother's
daughter) (fn. 12) . Isabel, grand-daughter of Richard Earl of Salisbury,
married George Duke of Clarence.
P. 471. Thomas Trench, Esq. who is mentioned in this page,
was son of Edmund Trench, M.D. of Hackney, and younger brother of the Rev. Edmund Trench, a non-conformist divine, of
whom there was a life published, with his portrait prefixed, in
1693. He was brought up at Hackney, and I suppose was a native
of that place.
P. 479. Dr. Price died at Hackney in April 1791.
P. 480. The following communication relating to the Diffenters'
college at Hackney (obligingly transmitted at the author's request by
Dr. Kippis), did not come to hand till after the account of that parish
was printed off. It corrects some errors in the short account there
given. The college was opened in the month of September 1786,
when Dr. Price, Dr. Kippis, Dr. Rees, Mr. Worthington, and Mr.
Morgan, were appointed tutors. It was intended that Dr. Price
should read lectures on morality and the higher species of mathematics; but in consequence of his natural timidity, and his never
having been previously engaged in the business of instruction, he
found himself unable to acquire that facility of speaking and illustration which is so desirable in a prosessor, and therefore took a very
small share in the department which was allotted him; the remainder was discharged by Mr. Morgan, who was employed also in
some other branches of literature. The general course of lectures
in Pneumatology, Ethics, and Divinity, in Jewish Antiquities, and
Church History, was assigned to Dr. Rees, who had some concern
likewise in the mathematical and philosophical department. The
subjects undertaken by Dr. Kippis were, Universal Grammar, Rhetoric, Chronology, and History, to which were occasionally added
other subjects connected with the Belles Lettres. Mr. Worthington
was the classical tutor, in which employment he continued only one
year. He was succeeded by Mr. Morgan; Mr. Morgan by Mr.
Gilbert Wakefield; Mr. Wakefield by Mr. John Pope; and Mr.
Pope by Mr. Currie. In 1790 a considerable alteration in the arrangement took place by the election of Mr. Belsham, who became
theological tutor, Dr. Rees taking upon himself the whole series
of mathematical, philosophical, and astronomical science. At Christmas 1791, Dr. Kippis resigned his department in the college, and
entirely quitted the business of education, in which he had been
engaged near 30 years. The present tutors are Dr. Rees, Mr.
Belsham, and Mr. Currie. Dr. Priestley never had any department
in the college, but whilst he resided at Hackney gave grauitously
two lectures in a week, one in civil history, the other in chemistry.
The general management of the college is in a large committee,
out of which several gentlemen are selected, who, with the tutors,
form a superintending committee.
P. 488. In the notes to the new edition of the Tatler is an account of the artillery company marching to an exercise of arms in
the fields leading to Baumes in 1706. Baumes March is there
called a favourite exercise at arms (fn. 13) .
P. 496. Robert Lord Brooke, who was killed at Litchfield, wrote
on the nature of Episcopacy, and an Essay on Truth.
P. 506. Trevor, Viscount Hillsborough, father of the present
Marquis of Downshire, married Mary, daughter and co-heir of
Anthony Rowe, Esq. and relict of Sir Edmund Denton, Bart.
P. 508. Lady Forrester was buried in the vault of the Rowe
family, being daughter of George Lord Forrester by Charlotte,
daughter and co-heir of Anthony Rowe, Esq.
P. 510. Lady Margaret Lenox, who is said to have died at
Hackney in 1577, was Margaret Countess of Lenox, daughter of
Archibald Earl of Angus (by Margaret Queen of Scots), and wife
of Matthew Stewart, Earl of Lenox. She was buried in Westminster Abbey. There is a print of her tomb in Sandford's Genealogical History of the Kings of England (fn. 14) .
P. 528. Concerts at Hampstead Wells were advertized from 1701
to 1710 (fn. 15) .
P. 528. Thomas Johnson, anno 1629, published an account of the
plants growing on Hampstead-heath.
P. 531. In the grant of Kilbourn Priory to the Earl of Warwick,
it is described as lately in the tenure of Robert Earl of Sussex.
P. 532. 1. 2. for grandson read son.
Ibid. The wells at Kilbourn very nearly resemble those at Acton,
there being only one grain of salt less in a pound, avoirdupois weight,
of the water (fn. 16) .
Ibid. note 32. Mr. Marsh has since informed me that the estate
at Hendon was a late purchase; and that he does not know of any
connection between his family and that at Hendon.
P. 533. Charles Povey was the first institutor of the Sunfireoffice, in 1740.
P. 536. The late Earl of Mansfield in his younger days, before
he purchased Ken-wood, in conjunction with some of his law friends,
hired the Chicken-house, as an occasional retirement.
P. 544. Sir William Jones was Solicitor General.
HARROW ON THE HILL.
P. 566. In confirmation of the conjecture in this page, as to the
alliance between the Goodlacks and Bellamies, it appears that Sir
John Boys married Thomasine, daughter and heir of Thomas Goodlack, Esq. Sir John Boy's grandson left an only child, Mabel, married to Richard Bellamy, Esq. whose son William had issue Richard,
Thomas, Bartholomew, Robert, and Jeromy (fn. 17) who was executed, as
mentioned in p. 566.
P. 570. The coins mentioned in this page were found near
the park-pale on the common. They were principally gold, and of
the lower empire: Constantine Junior, Constantius, Valentinian,
Valens, Gratian, Magnus Maximus, Theodosius, Arcadius and Honorius. A few other antiques, a bracelet, two rings, &c. were found
with them (fn. 18) .
Manor of Yedding.
P. 591. The manor of Yedding, which has a court Baron, is
held by a quit-rent of 6s. of the manor of Hayes. In 1439 it was
the property of Thomas Bullock and Alice his wife; in 1491, of Thomasine, relict of John Bullock (fn. 19) ; in 1559, of Thomas Hughes, Esq.
who sold it, anno 1585, to William Hewett, or Hewytt, Esq. afterwards Sir William Hewytt, Knt. (fn. 20) . In 1691 it was the property of
Dame Arabella Wiseman, wife of Sir Edw. Wiseman, and coheir and
sole executrix of George Viscount Hewytt. In 1707 it was sold by
Edmund Wiseman, Esq. son and heir of Sir Edmund, to Robert Foot.
After the death of Anne Foot, widow, this estate came between
Samuel Lambert, Esq. great nephew of Richard Foot, and Sarah
Morse, niece of the widow. The whole was afterwards vested in
Lambert, who died a bachelor; his sister Margaret married Joseph
Bagnall, Esq. whose daughter (and eventually heir) Sarah married
German Pole, Esq. In 1742 this manor was bought by the executors
of Christopher Lethieullier, Esq. in trust for his son Benjamin (then
an infant), who is the present proprietor. It is erroneously stated in
Vol. II. P. 4. that the Acton estate was purchased by the same
parties; but it appears, on farther inquiry, that the purchase took
place before Christopher Lethieullier's death.
P. 596. Patrick Young, instituted to this rectory in 1623, was
esteemed one of the most eminent Greek scholars of his time, and
was librarian to James I. and Charles I. He published a translation
(with notes) of Clement's epistle to the Romans, and was editor of
some other learned works.
P. 598. Thomas Trimplett, mentioned in this page, kept a school
at Hayes. He was afterwards prebendary of Westminste, where in
the abbey there is a monument to his memory. Anthony Wood calls
him a great wit, a good Grecian and poet; he adds, that several
specimens of his poetry were extant in various books, and that he left
many more in MS. Dr. Triplett published an edition of Lord
Falkland's treatise on the infallibility of the church of Rome.
ADDITIONS to the MIDDLESEX PARISHES;
and Corrections: Vol. III
P. 32. Thomas Horton was vicar of Heston from 1733 to
P. 34. Sir John Heydon was Lieutenant-General of the Ordance to Charles I.
P. 34. l. 8. and p. 38. l. 9. In one of these places there is a
mistake. I believe it is in the latter page; and that instead of "only
daughter," should be read "daughter and (eventually) sole heir."
Robert Fenne, Esq. (afterwards Sir Robert), was married to Mrs.
Frances Crompton, of Hounslow, anno 1619, in Kensington church.
It is probable that she died without issue, as the peerages call Lady
Lyttelton sole heir of Sir Thomas Crompton.
P. 110. Sir Jeffrey Fenton, mentioned in this page, was a privy
counsellor to Queen Elizabeth and James I. in Ireland, and published a
translation of Guicciardini's History of Italy. (Lloyed's State Worthies.)
P. 92. note 44. and p. 121. After the account of this parish was
printed, I was informed (fn. 1) that the site of the alms-houses, formerly
belonging to the chapel of All Angels, was given to the parish by
the will of Sir Richard Wynne, who died in 1649; and was not
included in the benefaction of Thomas Stainford, as had always
been understood by the parish.
P. 181. Mr. Bayne, of Earl's Court, died in the month of April
P. 231. According to an actual survey lately taken by Mr. Black,
this parish contains 1515 acres 3 roods of land, of which 93 are
arable; 1378 acres 3 roods, meadow; 12 acres, pasture; and 32
Mortality in the winter of 1795.
P. 256. The following is an exact statement of the mortality in
this parish during the months of January, February, and March last:
In January, there were 172 burials,
Of this number 122 were pauper, buried at the expence of the
parish. The average monthly number during the years 1793 and
1794 was 123; the average quarterly number, 369, which the quarter abovementioned exceeds by 225. In the months of January, February, and March, 1793, there were 447 burials; being 147 less
than in the same months in 1795. In January, February, and
March, 1794, there were only 341 burials; being 253 less than in
those months in 1795.
P. 342, note I. The concert of ancient music is now held in
the great room at the Opera-house.
P. 374, note III. The Duke of Wharton's second wife, who
was buried at Pancras, was Mademoiselle Obern, one of the maids of
honour to the Queen of Spain. Miss Holmes was his first wife.
P. 392. The obelisk (mentioned in note I. of this page) stands
in the parish of Stanmore Parva, or Whitchurch.
P. 415. Supply the date of Mrs. Annabella Brydges's death—Aug. 24, 1763.
P. 526. Isabell, heir of Morteyne, and wife of Edmund Avenell,
died anno 1377, seised of an estate called, in the evidences of the family, the Manor of Totingham, in Middlesex; and that Sir Richard
Chamberlaine, cousin and heir of Sir Edmund Morteyne, took possession at her decease, paying Avenell seven marks rent during his
life (fn. 2) . This certainly was not either of the manors described in the
account of that parish. It appears by the court-rolls, that the said
Isabell held a house and lands, which had formerly been Ralph
Du Kay's, of the manor of Bruses.
Lands in the manors of Bruses, Pembrokes, Daubeneys, and
Mockings descend to the youngest son: in default of male issue, the
daughters are coheirs.
P. 558. The quota paid to the land-tax in this parish is
5691. ls. 10d.; which is at the rate of about ls. in the pound.
P. 578. The cedars mentioned in this page were planted about
the year 1724. The girth of the largest is 10 feet 6 inches; there
is another 9 feet 6 inches.
P. 579. The arms on Gilmoore's monument are— V. a gauntlet
in fesse holding a sword erect, the hilt Or, impaling Az. a fesse erminois between two lions passant Or.