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« On July xxii,

Mr. URBAN, Shrewsbury, Aug.13. Oak (See Platę 1.) not more remarkL

ILLO's celebrated Tragedy of able for its size, than its traditional

George Barnwell having by history. some been imputed to fiction, and by Mr. Gough, in his edition of Camothers to an event said to have hap- den's Britannia, introduces the folpened at Camberwell; and the whole lowing notice of it: still remaining in apparent obscurity, " About a mile and a half from Shrewsthe following observations, which bury, where the Pool road diverges from arose from visiting a place near Lud- that which leads to Oswestry, there stands low in Shropshire, may be deemed an antient decayed Oak. There is a tra, worthy of notice by the curious. dition that. Owen Glendwr ascended this The place alluded to is called Hucks tree to reconnoitre; and finding that the Barn, a short mile from Ludlow, on King was in great force, and that the Earl the Leominster road, which is said of Northumberland had not joined his son to have been the residence of the Hotspur, he fell back to Oswestry, and, Uncle of George Barnwell ; and a plot immediately after the battle of Shrews.. of land near it still bears the appella bury, retreated precipitately to Wales.” tion of Barnwell's-green, so named

This tree is now in a complete state from his waiting there to rob his 'of decay, and hollow, even the larger uncle, as he returned from Leomin- ramifications. It is visited by many ster fair ; near to this green is a wood, people, from the above tradition. or thicket, in which he perpetrated A gentleman whom I accompanied the horrid deed. The following ex- was so charmed with the old tree, tract from the old ballad will farther that he gave it the name of Owen corroborate the fact of its being at Glendwri: Observatory, and wrote or near Ludlow :

the annexed inscription for a brass “ Nay, I an uncle have ;

plate to be fixed to the tree :
At Ludlow he doth dwell :
He is a grazier, which in wealth

Doth all the rest excell *."

The Uncle might reside in Ludlow, ascended this Tree to reconnoitre,
and keep the house and land in his on his march to Shrewsbury,
possession at Hucks Barn for the

to join the daring Hotspur convenience of keeping cattle, and against King Henry IV.; as an occasional residence, which is

but, finding his friends were defeated, the case with the present possessor.

returned from this spot

into Wales.” The house is likewise a pretty clear index to the ballad, it being, aceord- The following are the dimensions ing to its general appearance, of the

of the Shelton Oak: tiine of King James 1. From the

Ft, in, above observations it seems evident, Girt at bottom, close to the that the Play was founded on a sad


- 44 3 catastrophe 'that really happened at Ditto, 5 feet from the ground 25 i this place. Thinking a view of the Ditto, 8 feet ditto

27 4 house, in which the unfortunate Uncle The height of the tree to A. 41 6 of the infatuated Barnwell occasion

Within the lioliow of the tree, at ally resided, would be worth pre

the bottom, there is suflicient room serving in Mr. Urban's Museum, í for at least half a dozen to take a snug have enclosed one taken at the line i dimer ; and he, whose signalure fol. visited the place, July 2, 1805. (See lows, would have no objection to Plate I.)


make one of the party, and drink

to the memory of Owen Glyndwr. Mr. URRAN, Shrewsbury, Aug.14,

Yours, &c.

D. PARKES. S you have recorded, and given markable for size, or some history,

Mr. URBAN, Harwich, Aug. 17. attached to thein, I am induced to As send you a drawing of The Shelton

of recording the various epi

taphs, &c. transmitted from this * See Percy's “ Reliques of Antjent place, I enclose several Inscriptious Poetry,” vol. III. p. 260.

traliscribed from Monunients lately Gent. Mag. October, 1810.


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306, Monumental Inscriptions in St. Nicholas, Harwich. (Oct. erected in the Chapel of St. Nicholas The mother, a's also a brother and here.

sister, of Sir Philip Stephens (see vol. Yours, &c. !!! R. R. BARNES. LXXIX. p. 1234) were buried at this On a Mural Monument at the East place, as appears by the following Inend of the Chancel :

scription upon a neat Altar Tomb, 1.

surrounded by light iron palisades, “ Sacred to the memory of

at the Southern part of the ChurchThomas, eldest son of

yard : Captain Samuel and Harriett Bridge, « Here lieth interred the body of Ellis of the 95th Rifle regiment.

Stephens, widow of Nathaniel Stephens, Born Dec. 13, 1799;

Clerk, who died 18th August, 1762, aged died March 12, 1809. “Ah! what avails the fragrance of the

* Also Tyringham Stephens, esq. (one rose,

(stows, of the Commissioners for victualling His Or beauteous tints' which liarmony be- Majesty's Navy) their son, who died 16th Which ends and blossoms in one transient February, 1768, aged 53 years, day,

“ Also Grace Stephens, spinster, their And ere maturity, which pines away ?

daughter, who died 14th March, 1783, How dark the aspect of its native ground

aged 65 years.” Dull and insipid ev'ry plant around ! Such was thy fate, my child ;-thy lovely is trauscribed from a board over the

The following List of Benefactions form,

South door of the Chapel:, Too fair to encounter dire Diseases' storm, Liv'd to excite an anxious father's love, “Benefactions to the poor of y$ parish, And died to be his advocate above,

1667. Mrs. Offey by ber wii. £. 8. He hails thy friendly short-liv'd mission gave to the Poor of Harwich here,

for ever, out of the rents of And marks his gratitude with sorrow's tear. the Unicorn Inn in Holbourn, Thy intercession prays, when death shall

an annuity of....

2 10 come, To mix with thine his ashes in the tomb,

1717. Mr. Joho Rolfe by his The wretched parent may regain his son,

will gave the summ of £50. And rest in conscious love 'till time is done.

the interest thereof to be for “S, B." ever applyed yearly towards

the Education of Two l'oor On an elegant Mural Monument at


50 0 the South side of the Chancel.

1727. Mr. Dan, Smyth, sen. 2. “ Sacred to the memory of Philip Deane, by his will gave the sumin of late Commander of His Majesty's Packet

£60. the interest thereof to be King George, and one of the Capital Bur- for ever applyed yearly towards gesses of this Borough ; who died 29th


the Education of Three Poor April, 1806, in the 534 year of his age,


60 0 “Also of his son Philip Deane, who suc- 1730. Mr. William Godfrey ceeded him in the Command of the Packet. by his will gave the sumin of He was detained at Helvoetsluys at the £25. the interest thereofto be Commencement of Hostilities in 1803, avd for everapplyed yearly lowards marched as Prisoner of War to Verdun

the Education of Ouc Poor in France, where he died on the 5th Sept. Child..

25 1807, aged 32 years, universally regretted by all his unfortunate fellow-sufferers, to

Mrs. Mary Wiseman, by her will whom his urbanity of manners, and good- dated Jan. 3, 1758, bequeathed £30. pess of heart, bad rendered him deservedly capital part of her joynt stock in the dear."

Old S. S. Aquities, the annual inOna Mural Monument at the North

terest to be equally distributed be

tween 24 Poor Widows of this Parish.” side of the Chancel. 3.

And ou another board directly op“ Sacred to the memory of Charles Cox, posite to the above, esq. late Agent to His Majesty's Packets on this Station. He departed this life the

Church wardens.

Giles Baker, 7th April, 1808, aged 76 years.

This Chapel “ In the family vault near the North door of this Chapel, are interred with him,

was repaired An.Dom. 1712-13, his son Charles Cox, who died at the age

The Charges amounting to £350. of five years; and two infant grand-chil.

Benefactions ; dren, Charles and Mary-Ange, son and Sir Thomas Davall, kot. late Bur. daughter of Anthony and Mary-Anne Cox.gess in Parliamcut...

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Sir Philip Parker, bart. Burgess


August 28. of Parliament for this Corpora- YO!

OUR Correspondent D. H. in bis tion...

description of Hornsey Church, And other Benefactions."?

p. 17, mentions "two angels holding The steeple of this Chapel *, in shields, with the see of Canterbury consequence of its being, at a late impaliug, Gules, three Escalops, with survey, pronounced in a decayed and a Goat's head, above a fess Or;" which dangerous state, was taken down, i be takes to be the armorial bearings nearly in a level with the Dials, in of William Warham, Bishop of LonMarch last: and at a meeting lately don, and Archbishop of Canterbury; convened to take the subject of re- and, although not blazoned in the most building it into consideration, it was

correct manner,

are evidently intended resolved, † that, in place of re-erect- for the arms of that Prelate. But in ing, it in its original form, the part the Plate annexed to that article which still remains should have a pa- there is a remarkable difference : rapet raised round its sides, and be the first angel supporting a shield, roofed over ; in consequence of which, containing the see of Canterbury, inonly three of the six bells that for- paled with a field lozengé (that being merly hung in the tower, are now to the nearest guess I can make); and be re-hong; and therefore, as long as the second, the see of London, imthis sleepie (ihe spire lately on which, paling three Escalops, on a Chief a from time immemorial to the period. Mullet. The contradiction of the of its being demolished in March last, print and description being so great, has tended to guide the skilful ma- I would be glad to be informed which riner through his devious course") is to be referred to as most resembling continues in that state, we shall be those at Hornsey. I should rather deprived of their melodious sound on take, those which are impaled with all national rejoicings, as well as at Canterbury to be the arms of either every other tiine of publie festivity. Archbishop Morton or Dean, who

These hells are all moderi), bearing possessed that see while Warham was the date. 1752, with the founder's Bishop of London.

Warham sucname (Thomas Gardiner of Sudbury), ceeded Thomas Savage as Bishop of together with the names of the then London, A. D. 1500 (who was transChurch wardens. On one of them is lated York), and Henry Dean, as the following lines :

Archbishop of Canterbury, 1504, and

held that see twenty-nine years. , “ Tho. Gardiner ded us cast, Will sing his praise to the last.

Yours, &c.

HENGIST. 1752."

*** We shall be obliged to this gentle

man for the Drawing he mentions. Since writing the above, a neat Mural Monument has been erected on


Sept. 10. the South side of the Chancel, to the

LLOW me the liberty of correctmemory of Lieut.-Col. Donaldson, of

ing a small error in the descripthe Ist regiment of foot-guards, who tion of Rivalx Abbey, given in your sell a victim to the fatigues he under- vol. LXXX. p. 602. Alter specify: went on the Expedition to Walcheren. ing the dimensions of the Nave and « To ihe memory of

Choir, which shew them to be of unLieutenant-Colonel

equallengths, it is added, “ the TranGordon Graham Donaldson, of the first regiment of foot guards,

sept and Tower form, therefore, an this Monument is erected

exact cross in the centre of the build. by direction of his brother-officers,

ing;” whereas the figures in the stateas a testimony of their esteem.

mont deinonstrate the contrary. The He died, most sincerely regretted, fact is, that, being unacquainted with on the 7th of September, 1809, the exact size of the building, I menon bis return from the Scheldt, tioned in that account, as a matter of in the 34th year of his age.” conjecture, the above two parts to be Henry Westmacott, London.

of the same length, and drew the Yours, &c.

R. R. B.

inference accordingly as to the * See a View of this Chapel in Gent. Transept ; but Mr. Buckler kindly Mag. vol. LXXVI. p. 1097.

supplied the dimensions after the paper * This Resolution is now carrying into had passed into your hands, which execution.

occasioned tbe contradiction alluded


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