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DRYAD, 4, sloop (1081)T. CARRON, paddle tug. LAPWING, 3, twin screw,

September, 1866. 31 May, 1867. 8 Nov., 1867. gunboat. 774 (663)T.

1867. FLIRT, 4, twin screw, composite gunboat (603)T.

20 Dec., 1867. FLY, 4, Ditto as FLIRT. 6 Mar., 1868. SEAGULL, 3 guns, twin screw gun vessel. 774 (663)T.

13 May, 1870. TENEDOS, Corvette, wood barque-rigged, 1760 T., single screw.

26 Oct., 1871. THETIS, 14, corvette, wood, ship single screw, 1860 T.

17 Feb., 1871. VIGILANT, 2, despatch vessel, wood, paddle, 1000 T.

AMETHYST, 24, single screw

10 Apr., 1873. corvette, 1890 T. 23 May, 1873. MODESTE, 14, single screw, corvette, wood. 1970 (1405)T. 24 JULY, 1874. SAPPHIRE, 14, corvette, single screw, wood, ship. 1970 T. 19 Jan., 1875. PERSEVERANCE, paddle tug, wood, 540 T.

13 Dec., 1876. FLAMINGO, 3, composite, single screw, barque-rigged, sloop. 774 T. 28 Dec., 1876. CONDOR, 3, composite, single screw, barque-rigged, gun-vessel, 780 T.

1877. PELICAN, 6, composite, single screw, sloop, barque-rigged, 1130 T.

30 May, 1878. DRAGON, 6, composite, single screw, barque-rigged, 1130 T.

13 June, 1878. PEGASUS, 6, composite, single screw, sloop, barque-rigged, 1130 T. 16 Sept., 1879. PHOENIX, 6, composite, single screw sloop, barque-rigged, 1130 T.

30 Sept., 1879. MIRANDA, 6, composite, single screw sloop, barque-rigged, 1130 T.

20 July, 1880. MUTINE, 6, composite, single screw, sloop, barque-rigged. 1130 T. 3 Aug., 1880. ESPIEGLE, 6, composite, single screw, sloop, barque-rigged, 1130 T.

3 Dec., 1881. HEROINE, 8, composite, corvette, single screw, barque-rigged. 1420 T.

20 Dec., 1881. HYACINTH, 8, composite, corvette, single screw, barque-rigged, 1420 T.

7 Mar., 1883. ROYALIST, 12, composite, corvette, single screw, barque-rigged. 1420 T. 27 Mar., 1883. RAPID, 12, composite, corvette, single screw, barque-rigged. 1420 T. 14 Nov., 1883. REINDEER, 4, composite, single screw, sloop, barque-rigged. 970 T.

6 Aug., 1884. RACER, 8, composite, single screw, sloop, barque-rigged. 970 T.

23 June, 1884. MARINER, 8, composite, single screw, sloop, barque-rigged. 970 T. 27 June, 1885. ICARUS, 8, composite, single screw, sloop, barque-rigged. 970 T.

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10 Apr., 1888. PHEASANT, 6, 755 T., composite, single screw, gün-vessel. 10 May, 1888. PARTRIDGE, 6, 755 T., composite, single screw, gun-vessel. 15 Mar., 1889. SHOOTER.


30 Apr., 1889. screw, gun-vessel, 12 Apr., 1889. DOVE, 805 T.

1 July, 1890. PHOEBE, 8, 2575 T., twin screw, cruiser.

28 Aug., 1890. twin screw, cruiser.

PHILOMEL, 8, 2575 T.,

24 Nov., 1890. EDGAR, 12, 7350 T., twin screw, 1st class cruiser.

RINGDOVE, 6, 805 T., single composite. LAPWING, 6, ditto as RING

2 Dec., 1892. BONAVENTURE, 10, 4360 T. (steel and wood sheathed), 2nd class cruiser, twin screw.

3 Nov., 1891. Date uncertain, AEOLUS, 8, 3600 T., 2nd class cruiser, twin screw.

7 Nov., 1893. HERMIONE, 10, 4360 T., 2nd class cruiser, twin screw (steel and wood sheathed).

17 Mar., 1893. ASTREA, 10, 4360 T., 2nd class cruiser, twin screw.

12 July, 1893. ANTELOPE, 2, 735 T., torpedo gun-boat, twin screw.

20 Feb., 1894. HARRIER, 2, 1070 T., torpedo gun-boat, twin screw.

6 Apr., 1894. HALYCON, 2, torpedo gunboat, 1070 T.

PHOENIX, 6, 1080 T., steel

25 Apr., 1895. sloop, twin screw.

1895. ALGERINE, 6, steel sloop, 1050 T., twin screw, gun-boat.

3 July, 1894. HUSSAR, 2, 1070 T., twin screw, gun and torpedo vessel.

25 Apr., 1895. TALBOT, 11, 5600 T., twin

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3 Oct., 1914. tons, 2178 T.

QUEEN, 16, battleship, ENCOUNTER, 11, 2nd class KING EDWARD VII, 18, Sunk by mine off north

23 July, 1903. 16500 T., battleship. of Scotland, 6 Jan., 1916.

17 June, 1905. HIBERNIA, 18, battleship, 16350 T.

6 June, 1906. MINOTAUR, 14, 1st class cruiser, 14600 T., broken up 1924-5, at Castle Pill, Milford Haven.

24 Aug., 1907. TEMERAIRE, 26, 18600 T., battleship.

COLLINGWOOD, 30, battle

7 Nov., 1908. ship, 19250 T.

INDEFATIGABLE, 24, 18750 T. Sunk in action in North Sea,

28 Oct., 1909. battle cruiser. 31 May, 1916. 6 Aug., 1910. 26350 T.

LION, 24, battle cruiser,

18 Nov., 1911. CENTURION, 26, battleship, Building January, 1911-March,

23000 T.
14 Oct., 1912.
ship, 25000 T.
June, 1914.

26 Nov., 1913.
27500 T. Building
5 July, 1913.
tons, 2178 T.
30 Sept., 1913.
3500 T.

MARLBOROUGH, 22, battleBuilding January, 1912WARSPITE, 24, battleship. October, 1912-March, 1915. CAROL, oiler, capacity 1000

AURORA, 8, light cruiser, FEROL, oiler, capacity 1000

17 Nov., 1914. ROYAL OAK, 22, battle ship, 25750 T. Building January, 1914May, 1916.

14 Jan., 1915. CLEOPATRA, 4, light cruiser, 4750 T. Building February, 1914-June, 1915.

9 Sept., 1915. J.5, submarine. 9 Sept., 1915. J.6, submarine. 31 May, 1916. K.6, submarine. 31 May, 1916. K.7, submarine. 21 Feb., 1917. J.7, submarine. 20 Mar., 1920. FROBISHER, cruiser, 9750 T. Building 1916-24. 1919. Laid down WATSON, torpedo-boat destroyer. Vessel scrapped before being

7, light


28 Aug., 1919. RALEIGH, 7, light cruiser, 9750 T. Wrecked off Labrador Coast, 1922.

29 May, 1919. DURBAN, 6, light cruiser, 4650 T. Built by Scott's S.B. and E. Co., Greenock. Completed Devonport.

11 Sept., 1919. HERMES, 10, aircraft Built by Sir W. Armcarrier, 10950 T. strong & Co. Completed Devonport. 11 Nov., 1919. WITCH, 4, torpedo-boat destroyer, 1325 T. Built by Thornycroft. Completed Devonport.

20 Aug., 1919. L.54, submarine. Built by Denny Bros., Dumbarton. Completed Devonport.

June, 1924. ADVENTURE, 7260 T., cruiser minelayer. Laid down November, 1922.

for trials on 18 Aug., 1927.
CORNWALL, light cruiser. Left Devonport
DEVONSHIRE, cruiser, ready for launching,
October, 1927.



THE BANK OF ENGLAND AND OTHER the Bank has caused "the most valuable gar CITY GARDENS.-The rebuilding of miss the little oasis of Threadneedle-street den in the world" to disappear. We shall and gravelled paths, originally the churchwith its fountain (erected 1852), two trees, yard of St. Christopher-le-Stock, the last burial here being of Jenkins, a bank clerk, 7 feet high. It is a long time since Cornhill was an open space and Walbrook famous for its gardens, since Ironmongers' Hall had vines, roses, and rosemary, Grocers' hedge-rows and a bowling-alley, and Drapers' Hall Hall and the gardens of Gresham House were favourite resorts. Hoare's Bank, Fleetstreet, and Nevill's Court, Fetter-lane have their gardens, but that of 4, Crosby Square, was sold in 1908 for £36,500.


Readers' Queries.


In Italy

from End to End,' by H. Warner Allen (Methuen & Co.), p. 43, there is a statement à propos of Rodrigo Borgia [Pope] Alexander VI:

We have records of several of his bastards, apart from the four children, Giovanni born in 1474, Cesare in April 1476, Lucrezia in April 1480, and Giuffre in 1481 or 1482 born to him by Vanozza Catanei... Vanozza p. 344, says:... seems to have loved Rodrigo sincerely To cover her relations with His Holiness, she was twice


married to maris complaisants, and the signature in her letters The happy and unhappy Vanozza de Cataneis "; Your happy and unhappy mother Vanozza Borgia' (she did not hesitate to use Rodrigio's surname in her private letters) seem to epitomise her strange existence."

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MEDAL. The accompanying reproductions are of a silver medal which has been in my family for a very long time, but the origin thereof has not been traced, in spite of various efforts. The following inscription

appears on the obverse:


Coniugium foecundat amor labor atq. secundat: ditat idem coelo gratia lapsa dei.'

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PINKIES." Mr. Roland Pertwee, in
The Strand Magazine for October, at

In this shingled age the word flapper has disappeared, and is supplanted by the word lobes of their little ears which peep forth from pinkie." It derives, I suppose from the coral

beneath a bunch of curls.

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This marks an epoch as to the word 'flapper" (cf. clii. 459).


pretty children's play called
the Fairies.'

Beerbohm Tree produced an exceedingly
Pinkie and
Who was the author if it?

Who played "Pinkie"?


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On the reverse is the following inscription:

"Palma velut palmam ceu casta columba
columbum: sic vero coniux coniugem amore

It may be a German medal struck in celebra-
Sweden during the seventeenth century.
tion of a wedding, and might have come to


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'MELISMATA,' 1611. Lean's Collectanea has a quotation from 'Melismata,' 1611. There is nothing under this name in the B. M. Catalogue. Is the author known? Or can any one say where I can find the book? G. L. APPERSON.

158, Gloucester Terrace, W.2.


AND ENGLAND. The French county of Ponthieu, at the outlet of the Somme river and once an appanage of the English Crown, is often referred to in the old records as the County of Pontiff or Pountiff. This is seemingly an English corruption, but how came it so, at a time when French was the official language of England? The Patent Rolls of 1293 record the sale of one-fifth of the County of Ponthieu by John de Pontiff, Earl of Albemarle, to Edmund, brother of King Edward I, for £14,000 of Paris. The identity of this arbitrary person is seemingly fixed by another entry in the same year, which records a

safe conduct to John de Pontivo and others, serjeants of the Master of the Knights Templars in France, going to various ports and elsewhere in the realm to view wines and other goods taken at sea by sailors of the realm.

This is a puzzling transaction. Perhaps some antiquary can explain. How came this county in the possession of England? It is no part of Normandy. INQUIRER.

CRONSHAW-In S.E. Lancashire is a farm called Cronshaw, near Musbury (now Helmshore). In 1873 Thomas Cronshaw lived at Cronshaw, Musbury. In 1642 Thomas Holt died at Cronkshaw. In 1624 William Cronkshaw, and in 1617 Ellen Cronkshaw died at Musbury. In 1613 Francis Bould died at Cronshaw. And in 1588 Francis Bold died at Craynshey. Is anything known as to how long the place and a family of the same name have been associated? Has there been any change since the sixteenth century or thereabouts in the spelling of the place-name, i.e., Craynshey or Cronshay, to Cronshaw? Is there any history with regard to the family connected with the place? Did it bear arms? F. HUGH CRONSHEY.

SS COLLAR.-Please tell me where to find any book or article on the Plantagenet Order of the SS. Collar?


[Our correspondent might look at cxlvii. 12, 140.]

ELLIOT FAMILY.-Thirty years ago the late George F. S. Elliot published privately a fairly full and very carefully compiled account of the Border Elliots and the Family of Minto. Mr. Elliot confined the scope of his work to the history of the Elliots of the Scottish Border, and omitted any treatise of English families of the name. Little relating to the latter has ever been printed, but, as the result of many years' research, I have collected extensive material relating to them which is now almost complete so far as families of any importance, and some others, are concerned, down to the latter part of the eighteenth century. Since that date junior branches have been scattered and numerous, and I am anxious to get into touch with members of the family in any parts of the Empire and the United States, who possess authentic pedigrees relating to the periods of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, which have hitherto never appeared in print. The name is variously spelt Eliot, Elliot, and Elliott.


W. T. T. ELLIOTT. 40, Westbourne Park Road, W.2. OF CHARLES DICKENS: FEETUM.-In a letter to the editor of T.P.'s Weekly, Oct. 22, 1927, a correspondent signing as W. Allan Cunningham, says that Frederick Dickens, younger brother of the novelist was a special favourite of a Mr. Feetum, who at one time resided in or off

Regent Street. Mr. Feetum's house was for some time a popular haunt of literary men, included amongst whom was G. A. Sala. Mr. Feetum, it is said, befriended many a struggling journalist whilst in London. Having accumulated an ample fortune, Mr. and Mrs. Feetum retired to their native town, Darlington, taking Frederick Dickens with them. He, so the correspondent says, ended his days as their guest.

A Darlington paper, The Evening Despatch, Sept. 17, 1927, told its readers that in Darlington West Cemetery may be seen a stone bearing this inscription : "In memory of Frederick William Dickins, who died at Darlington on October the twentieth, 1868, aged 48 years."


Forster and other writers on the great novelist say that he had a younger brother named Frederick William, born 1820, but that he died young.

It is, however, evident that is not so, and that he was approaching the half century when he died.

The burial register reveals that on 20 Oct., 1868, Frederick William Dickens, aged 48, a civil pensioner of the War Office, died in Elton Parade, Darlington, from asphyxia, following the bursting of an abscess in his right lung.

Councillor Charles Mountford says that Frederick William Dickens was a personal friend of his father, and thinks that he was

a press man in the Quaker town. He belonged to the old Bohemian school of journalists, and was invariably hard up.

Who would the Mr. Feetum be? Feetham is a well-known family and place-name in Darlington, but whether Feetum or Feetham can be considered synonymous I am uncertain. H. ASKEW.

glass industry is said to have existed in
the village of Chiddingfold, in Surrey. Are
any details available, and as to when the
work there ceased?

101, Piccadilly.

[In the late Harry J. Powell's 'Glassmaking in England (Cambridge University Press) will be found many particulars about Chiddingfold glass, and on p. 17 it is noted that inquiry was made in 1567 as to the making of window-glass at Chiddingfold, to which it was replied that only small articles and rough goods were then being made there.]

[ASSIE.-A. D. Massie, m. Luvelia Poin-
dexter. This Massie line used the name

Cecilia often. Who was D. Massie-(David ?)
-probably born about 1610-20.



give the author of The Last Journey
beginning: "Now I have come to the end of
the road, the very end."



where to find the

(clii. 117, 173, 210, 247, 282, 299, 320, 336; cliii. 201, 219, 237).

BRATT. This surname occurs in Stafford- covered with black cloth and from the railings

shire and elsewhere. Is it of Scandin- round it, which were as high as a avian origin?

9, Queens Gate Gardens, 2. Can any one tell me following lines:

If one draw night to God an inch through
twilight dim,
God will advance a mile, in blazing light, to



IN Na question of historical fact like the conclusions of the most authoritative hispresent one, it is advisable to point out the torians, before bringing forward new evidence or arguing about the matter.



black hangings drooped. In the middle of the scaffold lay the block a little piece of wood flat at bottom, about a foot and a half long' six inches high. By it lay the

JEAN LE FÉRON, FRENCH HIS-bright execution axe for executing male

TORIAN.-Can anyone supply me with any information_concerning this writer? WILLIAM HARCOURT-BATH.

Sir Charles H. Firth who, as all research These have been admirably summed up by workers know, has devoted his whole life to the study of the period of Charles I and the Interregnum. Whether we agree or disagree with all of his conclusions, we all alike are under a great debt of obligation to him, either for the numerous carefully referenced books he has published, or (many of us) for the ready kindness he shows to genuine workers in his special field.

Sir Charles, in his article on 'The Execution of Charles I,' in the Cornhill for January, 1897, wrote: :

From the middle window of the Banqueting House Charles stepped out upon the scaffold. He was dressed in black from head to foot, but not in mourning, and wore the George and Ribbon of the Garter. The scaffold was

In February last I contributed a short tions proving that there was no definite conarticle to N. & Q.' (clii. 117), with quotatemporary statement about the King's window, other than that it was the " reader great win


dow" of the Banqueting House and that,
probably, this referred to the second window
from the north rather than the fourth, or
centre, window of the seven great windows."
I raised this question because I was at the
time writing a book on the Trial of Charles
I, shortly to be published as one of Messrs.
Hodges' series of Notable British Trials.'
researches, and I am now able to reinforce
that date I have completed my
my evidence about the "King's win-

factors' &c.

I can give chapter and verse for all the statements in this passage, with the exception of the first four words.

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