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Army, the worn-out and decayed lished. In vol. I, will be found a list Black Troups of our West-India regi- and account of all who possessed the ments are, poór wretches! absolutely Honour of Lancaster ; the history of without any provision whatever. the Earls of Chester, so far as related

It seems matter of deep regret that to Leicester and Lancaster ; the bis. this evil should have escaped the no tory of all the Earls of Lancaster tice of Parliament and the Military from Edward Crouchback to Henry Authorities; the benevolent inten- V.; the history of the Ferrars Fa. tions of the Commander in Chief are mily, &c. Also, Pedigrees of the well known, and it were surely in- Earls of Chester, Lincoln, Salisbury, consistent with the exalted character and Lancaster ; a great puinber of Great Britain bears amongst the Na. Charters, Grants, Inquisitiones post tions of the Earth, not to extend her mortem, &c. &c.; highly serving to fostering consolation to the wounds illustrate the early History of this and decrepitude of a class of men, famous County, who, during the late twenty years' Allow me to thank the industrious arduous struggle, have evinced sigual Author, for the great pains he has bravery on many occasions, in ad. evidently taken ; and for the informvancing her Military and Commercial ation he has afförded me. greatness, and who have so frequently Yours, &c.

M. GREGSON. bled in her cause.

A WEST-INDIA PROPRIETOR. Mr. URBAN, Ross, April 9. Mr. URBAN, Wells, April7. The dimensions of buonaparte's

Triumphal Column slated, p. 203, I DID pot happened for maavargtake bye Mr Oden; are not correct: they answer to your Correspondent '. UR

Height of its pedestal, about 23 feet BANI AMICus," I beg Icave to inform 5 inches, English. The width of ditto you, that a Gentleman eminently qua- is nearly 18 feet by 21 fect. Diameter lified for the task, is making Collec- of the shaft, 12 feet 9 inches. Height tions for a History of Somerset, which of the slatue of Buona parle, 10 feet I have no doubt, from the great learn. 8 inches. Weight of ditto, 5112 livres, ing of the Author, and his peculiar or 6710.4 pounds troy, or 5522 avoiropportunities of acquiring informa. dupois. Whole height of the column, tion, will be extremely valuable.

including the pedestal and statue, 141 Yours, &c.

R. B. & W.

feet 9 inches. At each angle of the

pedestal, and above its cornice, is an Mr. Urban, Liverpool, March 15. eagle supporting a garland of laurels; H possessione relative to Lanca feries is do cartouche, supported by shire, I have ventured to prepare two Fames, with the following inthem for the press ; prompted thereto scription : by the Editor of Fuller's Worthies, io

NAPOLIO. Imp. Aug. his note at the end of that Coupty.

Monumentum Belli Germanici I shall publish them as "Fragments"

Anno M.D.ccc.v. only of the History of Lancashire, Trimestri spatio ductu suo profigati which County is more than six times

Ex ære capto as large as Middlesex, and though not Gloriæ Exercitus maximi dicavit. so populous, has yet more than dou.

This monument was constructed in ble the population of the average of three years by Lepère and Gouduin, the whole Kingdom; and is full of and finished the 15ih of August, 1810. manufactures.

Its situation is in the middle of the lo addition to the materials men Pluce Vendôme, which is a parallelotioned by the Editor of Fuller's Wor. gram 460 by 473 feet, English.-- This thies, allow me to point out the co point was, before the Revolution, pious information relative to Lanca- occupied by an equestrian statue of shire given by Mr. Nichols, in the Louis XIV.

A. M. “ History of Leicestershire," more important, on the whole, than is to be found in any one work extant, that tive to the Saundersons of Lincolnshire :

** T. C.C. asks for particulars relabas come to my koowledge; and particularly, whether at the death of which is now laid open for public use James, Earl of Castleton, the eldest by the excellent Index lately pub- branch of this Family became extinct ?


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Aug. 17, 1812. served to the surrounding country. TOU will receive with this a copy However, when this destruction was

, Churches in Cambrugeshire, which I Church so mutilated, in which Divine made at the request of Mr. Brayley, service had bitherto been performed, for the “ Beauties of England,” in should be abandoned, and the Church 1801. The peculiarity of two Churches of St. Cyriac restored for that pure being in the same enclosure bas given pose. The octagon tower, in which this Parish the name it bears*: one of the bells were hung, was suffered to these Churches is called the Prior's, retain its former shape as well as use, and was, I believe, dedicated to St. but the body and chancel were reMargaret, and the other to St. Cyriac. built according to a fasbion not un The former was an elegant structure; aptly termed Carpenter's Gothick, but, from that neglect which buildings and at such an expence, that the paof this kind too often experience, it rishioners have been obliged to apply had fallen into decay. The Plate re for aid through the medium of a presents a crack on the upper part of brief. These Churches being in a the tower, at the base of the spire, very elevated situation, were conspiwhich alarmed some of the parishioners cuous objects for many miles round, lest it should fall on them during Di- both on the road from Cambridge to vine service; and, after several con Newmarket, and over the flat land sultations, in which some of the most towards Ely. Sir C. Watson, bart. respectable among them were anxious son of the celebrated Admiral whose to preserve the spire, its demolition monumeot is in Westminster Abbey, was decreed ; and in September 1802,' resides in the Vicarage, near which is after several fruitless attempts, the the mansion belonging to the respectbricklayers succeeded in battering it able family of Allix. The late John down, but in so clumsy a manner, Allix, esq. 7 uoited with his friend and that the falling stones destroyed an neighbour, Sir C. Watson, to preserve handsome porch of what is commonly tbe spire; and, being a man of taste (though improperly) called Gothic and science, he well knew that it Architecture. The difficulty the work- might be done. These Gentlemen, in men experienced in disjointing the addition to other cogent arguments, stones that composed the spire, suffi- offered a liberal subscription towards ciently proves its strength; and as repairing and preserving the spire, the tower get remains where the but in vain. alarming fissure appeared, and which That such buildings should be left was discovered to be only the outside entirely in the power of ignorant or sheathing or case of stone giving way, interested persons, is much to be lait is clear that it was not necessary to mented, especially wbere so many pul' dowo the spire: thus an heavy beautiful specimens of the antient expence might have been saved to the Euglish Architecture are to be found, Parish, and a beautiful object pre as is the case in Cambridgeshire. The

* In like manner, Leicestershire has a Wigston-two-Steeples. Edit.

+ Of this guod man, mention of his death only was made in your vol. LXXVII. page 494. Give me leave to add this slight tribute to his memory :-It seldom falls to the lot of man to see a large family grow up around him without occasional cause for dissatisfaction and complaint: Mr. Allix certainly possessed this enviable lot. Beloved by an excellent wise, revered by a numerous progeny, and, I verily believe, without an enemy in the world ;-possessing the esteem of many valuable friends, in the meridian of life was he suddenly called away from all this enjoyment; but, having happily made Religion the rule of his conduct and the guide of his actions, when the awful hour of separation drew nigh, he was enabled to leave so many objects of bis warmest affections with pious, and, I may add, perfect resignation to the will of Ģod. His amiable widow, who resides with her eidest son, Peter Allix, esq. major of the Cambridge Local Militia, at the family mansion, has, within the short period of a few months, lost three sons : Thomas, her fourtb, died of a decline ; Wager, her youngest, was killed by a fall from an open carriage; and William gallantly lost his life while leading a party of the rifle corps to the storm of Badajos. Capt. Charles Allix, of the Guards, is now (1812) an aide-de-camp to Gen. Campbell, and probably shared in the glory of that day on which the bero Welling.' ton forced the French eagle to stoop to the Cross of the Christian Alies. C.W. Gent. MAG. April, 1815.


Church of Burwell, about two miles succeeding reign, been in the possesfrom Swaffham, is perhaps one of the sion of the family of Chapman. The handsomest buildings of this kind ; family of Taylor possessed the Babrafortunately, the late Incumbent, the ham estate in the early pirt of Queen Rev. H. E. Turuer, B. D. (having a Elizabeth's reign. Palavicioi, who taste for the thing, and discovering was a Genoese, is said to have been and regaining an estate which had employed in this kingdom by the been left for the repair of this Church, Pope, in the reign of Queen Mary, but had been otherwise applied;) by as collector of his dues; and the traa judicious management of this fund, dition is, that, on the accession of entirely restored the building to its Elizabeth, taking advantage of the pristine light and elegant appearance, protection which the great change of and it is now an object of adıniration affairs ensuing thereupon afforded to all who visit it.

C. W. him, he converted the money to his'

own use, and settled himself in this Topographical Notices of BABRAHAM country. This was alluded to in a

in CAMBRIDGESHIRE ; taken in satirical epitaph printed in Lord OrJunuary 1815.

ford's Anecdotes of Painting : B ABRAHAM, in Domesday called "Here lies Horatio Palavazene,

Badburgham or Badburham, a Who robb’d the Pope to lend the Queene: willage in the Hundred of Chilford, He was a thiefe ; A thiefe? thou lyest, and Deanery of Camps, lies about six For whie! he robb'd but Anti-Christ.--miles South-East of Cambridge, and Him Death with besome swept from Bafour North-West of Linton.

Into the bosom of old Abram; [bram; [“ It had formerly a market on

But then came Hercules with his club, Mondays, granied in or about the And struck him down to Belzebub." year 1335 to John, Duke of Bri “ Palavicipi was in great favour with tanny, and not long aflerwards con Queen Elizabeth, and naturalized by firmed to John of Gaunt. Ba- patent in 1586; he commanded one braham was one of the manors of of the English men of war in the Algar, Earl of Mercia : when the sur- great battle with the Spanish Armada vey of Domesday was taken (1066), in 1588, and was employed by the Alan, Earl of Britanny and Richmond, Queen in her negociations with the had the principal estate; his successors German Princes. The precise time in the title either as Earls or Dukes, of his settling at Babraham is not long continued to possess the para. known; his eldest son, Toby, was mount manor: there were several born there in 1593. Sir Horatio subordinate manors. The family of died at Babraham on the 6th of July Hamelyn had a manor which was held 1600; and on the 7th of July in the by two co-heiresses in the reign of following year, his widow was marKing Edward III. and seeins to have ried to Sir Oliver Cromwell: some been the same, which, in the succeed- time afterwards, two of Sir Horatio's ing Reign, was given by Sir John sons married, on the same day, two Knevett and others to the minoresses daughters of Sir Oliver Cromwell. of Brusyard, in Suff lk. The Cifre- Sir Toby Palavicini, the eldest son, wasts held a manor under this Abbey, having squandered away his inheritwhich appears to bave been the same ance, sold Babraham, which either that by the name of Mompillers, was immediately, or soon afterwards, passin the family of Denton, about the ed to the Bennets. Thomas Bennet year 1515. Before the year 1593, Sir of Babraham (son of Thomas B. alHoratio Palavicini became possessed derman of London, who is supposed of the whole manerial property of the to have purchased this estate of Sir Parish, consisting of the manors of Toby Palavicini,) was created a ba. Baburham, Brusyards, the manor of ronet in 1660. After the death of Sir the rectory which had been given to Levinus Bennet, the third baronet, the Monks of Waltham by Geffery de Babraham devolved to Edward AlexScales; the manors of Mompillers, ander, who married Levina, one of Blunts, Willinghams, Beveridges, bisco-heiresses. Mr. Alexander took Tuckleys or Taples. The three lat- the name of Bennet by Act of Parlia. ter bad been in the reigo of Edward ment in 1742, and died in 1745. His VI. in the family of Lokton; and grandson Richard Henry Alexander Brusyards and Mompillers bad, in the Bennet, esq. sold this estate in 1765;


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