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THIS SCHOOL AND HOSPITAL WERE ERECTED AND ENDOWED BY THE MUNI
after an intermediate purchase, it be ders bearing date 1757, 1762,. and came the property of Robert Jones, 1793. The whole of the funds of the esq. wbose daughter and only child Charity having amounted to 13521. married Colonel (afterwards General) 168. 4d. Old South-Sea Annuities, the Adeane, father of Robert Jones Master Dow receives a salary of 201. Adeane, esq. tbe present proprietor. per annum, which is as much, and the
“ Babraham House, which was a alms-people 38. a week each, wbich is large building, is said by Mr. Cole to rather more than Mrs. Bennet had have resembled Crewe Hall in Che- provided for by her own legacy. The shire. It was erected in 1576 by the sum of 251. for apprenticing childTaylor family, and improved by Sir ren remains unaltered.
The present Horatio Palavicini, whose arms were Trustees are Benjamin Keene, esq. over the chimvey-piece in one of the R. G. Towoley, esq. and the Rev. principal rooms.
E. Fisher."] “ Levinus Bush, esq. by his will The School-house is a neat brick bearing date 1722, devised an éstate building ; over the door is this inat Babraham, consisting of a portion scription : of the manor, to his aunt, Mrs. Judith Bennet, on condition that she should give 10001. at her death to charitable
FICENCE OF MRS. JUDITH BENNET, DAUGHMrs. J. Bennet, by her will
OF S. LEVINUS BENNET, BAR, AND bearing date 1723, after noticing this legacy, and a legacy of the same
JAMES BUSH, ESQ. AND LEVINUS BUSH, amount bequeathed to her by the will ESQ. HIS SON. ANNO DOMINI 1730. of her brother, James Bush, then liv
According to the Returns made to ing, for the purpose of building and
Parliament, in 1801, there were in this endowing a free-school and alms. village, 38 houses, 50 families, and house, gives a
further sum of 10001. to charitable uses, and directs that families, and 223 persons.
196 persons : in 1811, 41 houses, 51 5001. shall be expended in building a school and an alms-house for six poor Babraham Church, which is dediwidows and old maids; that 25l. per
cated to St. Peter +, is built of flint, annum be charged on her estates for stone, and brick, and consists of a the purpose of apprenlicing children, nave, side ailes, chancel, North and and 1001. per annum for the support of South porch, all slated. the school and alms-house, viz. 201. At the West end of the nave stands per ann. for the master; 301. per ann. a square embatiled tower containing for the alms-women, besides 121. per 5 bells, thus inscribed : unn. for clothes, and 101. per ann. for 1. Ora pro nobis...... firing; the remaining 281. per ann. 2, THOVGHOF THY SELFE I.... to form a further fund, for appren 3, 4, and i, have the date 1615, but ticing and clothing children.
are so crusted over with rust, and sequence of Mr. Bush having died bes covered with the duog of pigeons, fore Mrs. Bennet, his legacy of 10001. who make their abode in the steeple, became void, and the income of the as to be unintelligible. Only one bell school and alnıs-bouses was reduced out of the five is made use of. to 501. by a decree of the Lord Chan At the West end of the nave cellor in 1733. The affairs of the is a gallery for singers. Nearly Charity baving been negligently ma all the seats are open. The nave is paged, and considerable arrears in separated from the ailes by four pointcurred, proceedings were from time ed arenes upon clustered columns. to time instituted in the Court of Over the archés, on each side, are Chancery. Trustees were appointed, four clerestory windows, divided into the arrears ordered to be laid out in two lights by one mullion. Below stock, and the application of the di- the clerestory windows are the fulvidends regulated by decrees and or lowing Scripture sentences:
* The whole of the article in brackets is taken from Lysons's Magna Britannia, Cambridgeshire, pp. 81–84, with a few alterations.
of “ Baburham, St. Peter : Clear yearly value, 311. 15s. 6d.; King's books, 61. 5s. 10d."- Bacon's Liber Regis.
“ The great tithes of this Parish were formerly appropriated to Waltham Abbev; they are now the property of Mr. Adeane, who is patron of the vicarage."-Lysons's Mag. Brit. Camb. p. 84.
there is a vault, which is raised higher 1. « Suffer little children to come un than the rest of the floor, and takes to me, and forbid them not; for of such "up half the aile. Aga nt the East is the kingdom of God. Mark x. 14." wall, and over the vanit, are two
2. “ Husbands, love your wives, and whole-length figures of white marble be not bitter against them. Colussians in antique robes, weeping boys on iii. 18."
each side. Between the figures is a 3. “ Cry aloud, spare not; lift up thy chaplet of wbite marble, within which, voice like a trumpet, and shew my people on black marble, is this inscription : their transgressions, Isaiah lviii. 1.”
“ Hasce fratrum effigies Levinus utri. The last septence is very a-propos,
usq. bæres pietatis ergo posuit." being above the pulpit.
On the base of the monument ; North side.
“ Here lie buried Richard and Thomas 1. “Every one that exalteth himself Benet, two brothers, and both of them shall be abased; and he that humbleth
Baron etts : they lived together, and were himself shall be exalted. Luke xviii, 14"
brought up together, at Schoole, at the 2. “ Wives, submit yourselves unto
University, and at Inns of Court. They your husbands, as it is fit in the Lord.
married two sisters, the daughters and Colossians iii. 18.”
heires of Levinus Munck, esq. 3' “ My praise shall be of thee in the
“ Sir Richard died Aprill ye 12, 1658, great congregation : I will pay my vows before them that fear him. Ps. Xxii.14." 1667, aged 71."
aged 61. -Sir Thomas died June ye 28, The reading-desk and pulpit are
The back ground of the monument fixed against a pillar on the South is black marble: on the top these arms: side of the nave. T'he pulpit, which
Gules, a bezant between three demy is carved and octangular, has a cover
lions rampant Or, Bennet : impaling, jug of red cloth, with silk and tinsel Argent, two bars Gules,' in chief three fringe, ornamented, and marked with cinquefoils of the second : Munck. the following letters* ;
This monument is inclosed with B
Against the South wall is an oblong
tablet supported by two lonic co
lumns, with their entablature sur1699.
mounted by these arms: The nave is separated from the
Gules, a bezant betw. three demy lions chancel by a pointed arch : within the ramp. Or, Bennet : quartering Munck. span of the arch, which is plastered
Over each of the columns is a weepup, are the Royal arips, “ W. R.”
ing boy. This monument, which is The North Aile is lighted on the of veined marble, and richly adorded North by two windows, divided by with flowers, &c. bears the following two mullions of wood into three lights. inscription: The East and West windows aredivided
“ Here lyeth the body of Judith Benet, into three lower lights by two stone
sole heiress of Sr Richard Benet, bar.t mullions, which run into ramifications by Dame Elizabeth his wife, daughter above. lp both tbese windows there
of Sr Charles Cæsar of Bennington, are remnants of painted glass; in the Hertfordshire, Knt. who was enriched Western one, a head and cross keys, with all those graces and virtues which and two other figures partly broken. adorn a Xtian or accomplish a lady: Against the South wall, pear the East by a quick apprehension, strong me. end of the aile, there is a low altar- mory, and sound judgment, she attained tomb; the brass is lost.
to several perfections at an age when
others begin to learn. Her behaviour The South Aile has three windows on the South, and one on the calm and sedate, devout to ber Maker,
was courteous and affable, her temper West, like the East and West windows dutifull to her parents, and obliging to in the North aile. There are many her friends. Thus prepared to live, she small fragments of painted glass. could not be unprepared to dye; afflicted The font, which is octangular, stands with a lingering distemper, she soe comagainst the first pillar between the posed her mind, that neither the tempta. pave and this aile. At the East end tions of a plentiful furtune, nor the en
* Lucinus and Judith Bennet, 1699. + Sir Richard Bennet, bart, of Baburgham in Cambridgeshire, died at his house in Lincoln's Inn Fields, May 23, 1701. Le Neve's Mon, Ang. vol. V. p. 33.
dearments of the best relations, could In the South-East corner of the make her repine at leaving this world, chancel is an altar tomb of black or disturb that peace sbe enjoyed from marble, bearing the following arms God, to whom she cheerfully resigned and inscription : her soul the 6th of July, 1713, aged 12
Sable, two bars Ermine, in chief three years 6 months.
Her father-in-law, James Butler, esq. of Wormingburst- leopards' faces Or: Feltham. park, in Sussex, that so early a piety
“ M. P. Q. S. may be remembered and imitated, hath Ex Suffolciæ ortus comitatu, Thomas erected this monument.”
Feltham, vir probus, generosus sciens, Beneath the last-mentioned mong
amicisque fidelis, bonis, malis, adiutor, ment there is a cinquefoil-headed pis- obstes, vbiq. colendus, bene viuens, mocina. On an upright stone under the riens pie, filios tres, totidemq. natas super
stites relinquens xo Martij Salutis Anno West window of this aile:
1631, sed militiæ suæ 61, per natu filium “ Here lieth the body of Humphrey minorem hic in vitam beatiorem ad Darnton, who departed this life June 2d, resurgendum positus.” *1803, aged 67 years."
The dimensions of the Church are The CHANCEL is lighted by two
as follow : windows to the North, and as many
Length. Breadth. to the South; the first window on
.52 . 22 feet. the North and South side is divided
21 into two long lights by a mallion, South Aile........
11 wbich branches off at the top. Half North Aile........5% 15 of the first window on the North side is of painted glass, and
it a figure of St. Peter with a key, bead Upright stones. South side. · Jost. The second window on each 1. H. E. 1723. side consists of two lights at the bot 2. William Hills,July11,1812, aged 69. tom, and four at the top. In the 3. Thomas Bailey, Nov. 1, 1810. 44.. middle of the chancel there is a slab 4. Edward Neave, Sept. 1, 1794. 57. with the figure of a priest; the brass
5. Martha Garthen, Sept. 11,1770. 12. and inscription are wanting.
The 6. James Patten, Dec. 7, 1812. 40. East window is divided into three long
7. Thomas Pattan, April 27, 1791. 57. lights and six upper opes. Above the
8. Sarab, his wife, May 5, 1809. 77. communion-table:
9. Catharine Pattan,June 27,1790. 21.
10. Fras. Eaton, July 4, 1797. 20. 66 Dua Juditha Leuini Benet Bar. vidua
11. Wm. Poulter (many years schooluna cum Juditha utriusq. filia Deo et
master of this place), Dec. 28, 1810. 83. Ecelesiæ obtulere, 1700.”
12. Hannah, wife of William Poulter, The Creed, Decalogue, and Lord's schoolmaster, Jan. 15, 1791. 60. Prayer, are neatly painted on the 13. William Poulter, June 9,1781. 31. waioscot. Over the Creed : “ Hold
Altar-tomb. fast the form of sound words. ii Tim. i. 14.” Over the Lord's Prayer:"And
14. Charles Offord, gent. April 27, he said uoto them, When ye pray,
1757. 39. - Also Oliver Hinson Offord, say, Matth. vi. 9.-Luke xi. 2.”
his son, Oct. 18, 1758, in his infancy.
Like leaves on trees the race of Man is On a black slab near the altar-rails :
(the ground, « H. S. E.
Now green in youth, now witb'ring on Gulielmus Cole generosus, Ashdoniæ Another race the following Spring supcom. Essexiæ natus, sed hic vivere, hic
plies, mori voluit. Vir certè fuit, non tam in- They fall successive, and successive rise; genti fortuna quam modicâ usu cele So generations in their course decay, brandus. Nemini sane notus cui non So flourish these when those are past itidem amandus, charitate et humani
away. tate potissimum claruit, nunc quidem
Upright stones. primum quod mortuus sit pauperibus vicinisq. suis dolendi causa. In liberos
15. Margaret, the wife of James Anpaterni amoris pietatisq. exemplum baud sell, May 11, 1790. 77. vulgare vivus dedit, moriens reliquit.
16. James Ansell, Dec. 24, 1798. 80. Ob. xi Janrii A. D. MDCCXXXII. ætat. 63.
17. William Ansell, Dec. 29, 1797. 45. Hæres Gulielmus Cole, Aulæ de Clare
18. Thomas Tofts, Feb. 20, 1810. 69. Cantab. hoc pietatis erga patrem monu
East end. mentum posuit.
19. Francis Clark, June 10, 1813. 69, Μακάριοι οι εν Χρισώ κοιμώντες.” 20. Mr. John Hinson, Dec, 3,1755. 69.
21. In hopes of a joyful Resurrection But this is a mode of proceeding not at the Last Day, when the trumpet shall directly conformable to managerial sound, and the dead shall be raised in- 'usage, they chusing to consult tailors corruptible,-here lyeth the mortal re and mantua-makers, rather than the mains of John Beasley (late Cook to authorities above cired. The next R. J. Adeane, esq.), who departed this departure from Shakspeare's historic life Sept. 28, 1812, aged 35 years. evidence wbich I shall allude to on RICHMONDIENSIS. this occasion, is making the assassina
tion of the King take place in the SA AKSPEARE's Historical Play of
Tower of London, when it was perpeRICHARD II.
trated in Pomfret Castle, Yorkshire,
by Sir Pierce Exion and eight aitend. Performed at the Theatre - Royal,
ants. In the instance before us, the Drury-lane, March 9.
attack is made by the knight and
of the above cast, has always effect(of more importance than antient been celebrated for his adherence to demonstration), the Queen is brought facts, as they passed at the time in, to breathe ber last over the body brought by him into view: then how of her murthered lord ; Bolingbroke must his admirers, who witnessed the is likewise introduced, to express com. above representation," have been sur- punction and remorse at the fatal prized at tbe uvaccountable “altera- catastrophe ; circumstances as improtions” therein made, not known in bable as they are untrue. history! The business of the cos Scents - not new for the occasion, tomic part, more immediately the being the comnion stock of the subject of this critique, was entered house, answering all purposes ; and upon in the like reprehensible man- perhaps, as they are not represent
The most glaring departure ations of “Westminster, Coventry, from the text in Act I. is the total Ely-house, Flint-castle, Langly-palace, silence and omission of the famous Street in London, Windsor-castle, and appointed combat at Coventry, due Pomfret - castle," mentioned in the of the great features in Richard's Pla the least that is said about them reign, the circumstances of which are the better. so niinutely detailed by Knighton and Dresses.--Some attention paid to William of Walsinghai, who lived at Richard's robes, but made out from the time. Duydale refers to it in bits and scraps satched from the his History of Warwickshire, where, painting of him in the Jerusalem speaking of Coventry, he has these Chamber, Westminster ; however, words: “ the lists were appointed upon the make of the King's dress, and set for deciding that difference by every other character in the piece is combat, which was betwixt Henry, distinguished by one of the same cut, Duke of Hereford, and John, Duke when in the antient illuminated auof Norfolk, the King himself being thorities already cited are presented a present." That such a scene as the continued variety of garments, as suitlists at Coventry, set forth with all able to every degree and station. the necessary pomp and pageantry, Armours. worn only by Richard, must have been fascinating to a de Boling broke, Norfolk, and common gree, no one can possibly deny. Say soldiers ; the other personages, from that Managers are conscious of their the Duke to the Squire, are brought jpability, not to say ignorance, in forward to join the respective warlike bringing about such a spectacle in forces in their courtly and civil hachivalry; are there not illuminated biliments, when they, equally with the examples in the British Museum rela- other armed characters, demand such tive to this very transaction, both in defensive array: in a word, this alFroissart, and in the history of Ri. tempt at armour is not conformable chard written by one of his followers, to the time; still it must be allowed, wherein is, shewn the architecture, the armour-taylor merits the greatdresses, and every decoration of the est share of praise, more so than the day? And are there not Artists to be majority of bis fellow artists, wlu have met with (not the retainers of Thea- essayed to give the play“ appropriate tres), competent to the task of mak- splendour." The shields, which, by ing the proper selections required : the bye, are carried only by the pri
vates, are after a Roman, not an Eng. Tyne.”- R. A figure of Commerce, with Jish form, without device or armorial a Spear, a Ship, &c."1811.” “Northumbearing. Modern pikes and batchels berland & Durham xxx Pence Token.” are carried, instead of long bows,
2.--1s.6d. The same as the last, but glaves, faulchions, and bills. Ban
without the Motto below the Arms, and
with an irradiated edging. ners depending from pike-beads; this
3.-)s. The same as the last, but with mode is likewise Roman, Eoglish bau..
a dotted edging. pers both then and down to this day,
4.-18. The design and legend the were always hung from the side of a
same as the former, except with a strong spear. Why are Richard and Boling; irradiated edging, a little smaller and broke furnished with truncheous? Such
much bolder struck. a military distinction was not known 5.-60. The same as the ls. 6d. piece. before the sixteenth century. It here No. 2. remains to be explained why Managers 6.- Is. 0. A View of a Coal Engine. have, iu the present instance, varied " Northumberland and Durham 12d. their usual mode of sending kings and Token, 1812. – R. Newcastle Arms, heroes into battle unarmed (they bay
Crest, and Supporters ; “ Payable by ing stiffly maintained to me that ar
lex. Kelty,” “Newcastle-on-Tyne." mour was never worn in action, but
7.-1s. 0. A View of a Coal Staith, only carried in triumphs as a warlike
with a Ship laying to ; “Bewick Main insignia), as we find Richard armed Colliery.” Exergue,"1811.”— R. “One in a complete suit; Shakspeare gives Shilling Payable at" round which,“News no hint inat he so appeared : in bis
castle-on-Tyne and London."
8.-15. O. Same as last, except the Richard W. he particularizes the
letter e at the end of Bewick-Bewicke, parts of the armour as absolutely to R. Same as last. be used by the Usurper in Bosworth 9.-15. 0. The Newcastle Arms, Crest, field, who, ou the battle taking place, and Supporters. Exergue,"1812."" North
enacts more wonders than a man," umberland and Durham.” — R. A figure, entirely without it, and bare-headed ! of Britannia. Exergue,"MDCCCX71.".
It has ever in my meinory been held, “British One Shilling Token." by Antiquaries, Artists, and men zeal This last was done by a person at ous for the historic and costumic Shields, to pass off amongst the comhonours of their ancestors, that a mon people as a Robertson's Token, representation of this Drama *, under and appeared to be made of worse a true and “ appropriate" direction, silver.
J. B. would be a spectacle at once the most gratifying and splendid the Stage could boast. As it is, we are enter
Mr. URBAN, Dudley, Feb. 7. tained with an olio of false occur. rences, irrelevant scenery, and mois: ALLOW me to thank J. C. for his
judicious observations on Epiconceived dresses! J. CARTER. taphs; and to request (with your
permission) that he will continue to Quay-side, Newcastle: send you such as possess peculiar exURBAN,
on-Tyne, Feb. 6. cellence with respect to piety, simS the late issue of Local Tokens plicity, or poetic merit. Feeling, as
British Medallic History, and at no
surdities which are to be met with in distant day be considered of some almost every burial-ground in comvalue to the Collector; I have seot positions of that nature,-absurdities, you a correct list of our County exciting a smile, when it would be Issues.
John Bell. more decorous to shed a tear,-I have,
for some time, been collecting good SILVER TOKENS.
wherever I could find it, in the de1.-2s.6d. 0. Newcastle Arms, Crest; partment of Epitaph-forms ; meaning, Supporters, and Motto, “ Fortiter des if a plain stone be pot, in the course fendit triumphans ;” inscribed “Payable of a year or two, marked with any by John Robertson,” “Newcastle - on
own name, to offer to the publick * But not to be repeated at this mo- (and especially to the carvers or enmentous crisis (April), as the incidents gravers of Epitaphs, to whom the unfortunately bear too strong an affinity choice is frequently left,) a small voto the abominable transactions now go- lume at a low price, from whence ing on in France.
those brief. tributary memorials may