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  • The Garraway Rice Genealogical CollectionsAuthor(s): H. J. M. MilneSource: The British Museum Quarterly, Vol. 8, No. 1 (Jul., 1933), pp. 25-26Published by: British MuseumStable URL: .Accessed: 24/06/2014 22:50

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  • The author is a countryman of the rebels; he is described as your countreyman borne;' he addresses them as good countrymen of Deuon- sheir and Cornewall,2 good countrymen,3 my symple andplayn meanyng countrymen,4 my countrymen.s Moreover the title informs us that the author was a native of the country, but the clause in which that information is given must not be held as a genuine evidence, as it has been added later.

    Besides, the author is not an inhabitant of Cornwall but of Devon- shire; he is really a Devonian, for when he addresses the Cornish people, he calls them good neighbours, ye Cornishmen.6

    Now Udall was not connected with Devonshire; hence this answer to the rebels is not his; it is Philip Nichol's, who according to Bishop Bale waspatria Devonius and who composed an answer to the articles of the same rebels.7 G. SCHEURWEGHS,. Schilde (Belgium), May 1933.


    IN accordance with the will of the late Robert Garraway Rice, J.P., F.S.A., there has been presented to the Department of Manuscripts

    a series of volumes (now numbered Add. MSS. 43444-43456) connected with Surrey and Sussex, for the most part transcripts and extracts from parish registers and similar sources. One original parish register, that of Fairlight in Sussex for the years 1716-65, is included. The large and important copy of Mitcham parish register has been deposited for six months with the Society of Genealogists by the terms of the bequest. Other registers transcribed or extracted are those of Lyminster, Burton-cum-Coates, and Funtington, all in Sussex, and Reigate in Surrey. Add. MS. 43453 is a copy of the

    1 MS. f. 40 a (line i5). These words are above the line and take the place of these cancelled ones: as your ffreind and countryman. 2 MS. ff. 3 a (11. 1-2); 37 a (28-9).

    3 MS. ff. 3 b (23); 4b (26); 6 a (16-17); 7 a (27-8); 7 b (6-7); 8 a (3I-2); I4 a ('4-15); 17 a (26-7); 22 b (22); 22 b (33); 29 b (20); 30 b (3); 35 a (27); 37 b (24).

    * MS. 3 a (7). s MS. 7 a (I1). 6 MS. 24 a (17-18). 7 J. Bale, Scriptorum Illustrium ... Catalogus. Basileae, i557-9, vol. ii, p. 122;

    Index Brittaniae Scriptorum (ed. by R. L. Poole and M. Bateson, Oxford, 1902), p. 324. Udall's answer is referred to in the Catalogus, vol. i, p. 717, in the Index, p. 310o.

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  • burial-ground register of the Quakers at Pleystowe in Capel, co. Surrey. Horsham occupies two volumes--one of monumental inscriptions in the parish church, the other of extracts from the Churchwardens' Accounts, and there are two general volumes of monumental inscriptions, one for Sussex and one for Surrey. Finally, two volumes are devoted to collections about the compiler's own family name, that of Rice, in Sussex. H. J. M. M.


    THE debt which students of the present day owe to scholars of the past, and specially to those of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, is a great one, and one which has not yet received the systematic study which it deserves. It was fortunate that the age which followed the break-up of the great monastic libraries produced a succession of keen antiquaries and private collectors, who provided a home for some at least of the scattered treasures. Most eminent of all, of course, was Sir Robert Cotton, the tercentenary of whose death the Museum celebrated two years ago by an exhibition of selected manuscripts from his collection.

    Not the least interesting of the exhibits on that occasion was a large folio volume, lent for the purpose by its owner, F. W. Cock, Esq., M.D., F.S.A. By a further act of generosity on his part the loan has been converted into a gift, and the manuscript is now definitely part of the Museum collections (Add. MS. 43471). The bulk of the volume consists of transcripts of charters of Anglo-Saxon Kings of Kent, made by another seventeenth-century antiquary, Sir Edward Dering, Ist Bart. Annotations by these old collectors in manuscripts which have passed through their hands have provided many a clue to their vicissitudes. In this volume, for example, the feature of greatest interest is perhaps the marginal notes made by Dering him- self. Against a charter of Coenuulf we find 'Hanc Cartam ipse dono dedi Cl: V: dno. Robto Cotton mil: et Barto Aodni. I623?'--the original referred to being Cotton Charter Augustus ii. 98. Another document he records to have been presented by himself to Sir Thomas Finch, Bart., afterwards 2nd Earl of Winchilsea. Many of the documents copied into the book are also noted as in Cotton's


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    Article Contentsp. 25p. 26

    Issue Table of ContentsThe British Museum Quarterly, Vol. 8, No. 1 (Jul., 1933), pp. i-xvi+i-viii+1-62Volume Information [pp. i-xv]Front Matter [pp. iv-vii]A Drawing by Rubens [pp. 1]An Etching and a Drawing by Antoine Watteau [pp. 1-3]An Undescribed Florentine Engraving of the Fifteenth Century [pp. 3-4]Prints Acquired at the Boerner Sale, Leipzig, May, 1933 [pp. 4-5]Etchings by Seymour Haden [p. 5]Drawings by Walter Crane [p. 6]Theatrical Designs by Charles Ricketts, R.A. [p. 6]The Turner Bequest [pp. 6-7]A Chinese Painting [pp. 7-8]Two Indian Paintings [pp. 8-9]A Sculpture from Indo-China [pp. 9]Hangchow Potsherds [p. 10]Two Illustrated Assamese Manuscripts [pp. 10-12]A Tibetan Collection of Books and Manuscripts [pp. 12-13]An Illustrated Dvn of 'Kha'i' [p. 13]A Collection of Chinese Printed Books [pp. 13-15]A Unique Manuscript of the Aml of Ibn al-Shajar [pp. 15-16]A Manuscript of Works of sim ul-Anvr [pp. 16-17]Three Manuscripts from the Chester Beatty Collection [pp. 17-18]A Register of Deeds from Shaftesbury Abbey [pp. 18-22]Two New Liturgical Manuscripts [pp. 22-23]Simpson Documents [pp. 23-24]On an Answer to the Articles of the Rebels of Cornwall and Devonshire (Royal MS. 18 B. XI) [pp. 24-25]The Garraway Rice Genealogical Collections [pp. 25-26]A Dering Manuscript [pp. 26-27]The Skinner Manuscripts [pp. 27-28]The Keene Papers [pp. 28-29]Papers of the Late F. G. Edwards [pp. 30-31]An Autograph of Borodin [pp. 31-32]The Lithuanian New Testament [pp. 32-33]An Early Printed Book of Hours for Sarum Use [pp. 33-34]An Early Latin Comedy Written in London [pp. 34-35]Three Early Printed Spanish Books [p. 35]Two Tracts in Verse by William Samuel [pp. 35-36]A News-Sheet of 1621 [pp. 36-37]Bunyan's "Pilgrims Progress" [p. 37]Early English and Welsh School-Books [p. 37]A Cobden-Sanderson Binding [pp. 37-38]An Early Painted Vase from Khafaji [pp. 38-41]Sumerian and Babylonian Antiquities [pp. 41-43]Granite Ram from the Sudan [pp. 43]The Garraway Rice Bequest of Prehistoric Objects [pp. 44-45]The Cesena Treasure [pp. 45-46]Ornaments of Keszthely Type [pp. 46-47]A Pendant with Byzantine Coin [pp. 47-48]Roman Gold Coins [pp. 48-49]Coins of Thessaly [pp. 49-50]Medieval Muhammadan Coins [pp. 50-51]The Fletcher Collection of Irish Tokens [p. 51]English Ewer and Punch-Bowl from Ashanti [pp. 52]Infra-Red Photographs of Illegible Leather Manuscripts [pp. 52-53]Corrections: Blake's Songs of Innocence and Experience [pp. 53-54]Other Gifts [pp. 54-58]Recent Publications [pp. 58-59]The Department of Oriental Antiquities and of Ethnography [pp. 60-61]Back Matter


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