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from John de Hywish of Lynch and St. James's-sq. Oct.1. Doniford, living 38 Henry III. This THE accompanying engraving re- John again, was grandson of Richard presents an ancient escocheon of the de Hywis, of Lod Hywis in Somerset, arms and quarterings of Rowland in the time of Stephen. Huyshe, of Sand in Devonshire. Being The ancient bearing of these Hywis's desirous of obtaining information re- was at one time a chevron between specting some of the bearings, I ven- three roundlets; at another, a chevron, ture to beg the favour of your insert- and in chief three leaves. ing it in your Magazine, and permit- 2. AVENELL or Richards.-Oliver ting me to add a brief notice of such Huyish of Doniford, in 30 Hen. VI. of the quarterings as are known to me, grandson of the former Oliver, mar
Rowland Huyshe was the eldest ried according to an old family pedi. son of James Huyshe of London, and gree of Huyshe, a daughter and coMargaret Bourchier. He was born in heir of Avenell, whose sisters married 1560, and died in 1632-3. His father, Weekes and Holcombe. According to James, was a younger son of the an. Mr. Palmer of Farifield's MSS. excient family of Huysh, of Doniford in tracts of which were in Sir John Ac. Somersetshire.
land's possession, he married a daughThe three first quarters consist of ter and coheir of Richards. Accordthe arms of Roche (adopted at an ing to the Visitation of Devon, early period by Huyshe, instead of et hæres
Richards." their paternal bearing), of Avenell, and 3. BOURCHIER.- James Huysh of of Bourchier. I am simply acquainted London, third son of John Huyshe of with the names of the families to whom Doniford, who was Escheator for Sothese arms belonged, and have not been merset in 19 Hen. VIII., and of Grace, so fortunate as to gain any information daughter of Richard Walrond of Bo. upon the descent of the heiresses who
vey, married, according to the same introduced them into the Huyshe fa- family pedigree, the heiress of Bourmily.
chier; according to the visitation of Of the other bearings, I only know Somerset, “filia Bourchier;" according that the 4th and 6th are those of Sey- to the Visitation of London, 1568, mer and Gambon, but of the remain- daughter of Robert Bowser. ing three I know nothing whatever. The eldest child of James Huysh, And in the 8th and last, the charge is and Margaret Bourchier his wife, was one I never have heard satisfactorily baptized at St. Pancras within the described by any one to whom I have city of London, Sept. 1554. Margaret shown the escocheon.
was buried there in 1568. I am induced to think that chrono. The arms of Bourchier were borne logical order has been disregarded in quarterly with Huysh and Avenell, by the arrangement of these quarterings, Rowland Huysh their son,
on his and that Seymer was brought in by seals, and occur in stone and in paintBourchier, while Gambon came in by ed glass at Sand, of the date of his reAvenell.
sidence at that place. Should this letter meet the eye of 4. Seymer.—These arms weregrantany one who is able to throw lighted to Sir Thomas Seymer, of Walden upon the heraldic and genealogical in Essex, and Lord Mayor of London difficulties I have here remarked, I in 1527. He died Dec. 11, 1535, and beg to say that I shall feel greatly was buried at St. Leonard, Shoreobliged by the communication of such ditch, His will is dated May 8, information.
1533, was proved Jan. 31, 1535. In EDWARD PROTHEROE, Jun. his will he does not mention
any children; but in a curious narrative of Explanation of the Plate. his funeral, preserved in the Heralds' 1. HUYSHE.—This was anciently College, we are told that Master Elthe bearing of Roche. It was assumed ryngton being his next of kin, having instead of his paternal arms, by Oliver married his daughter, made the offerHywish of Doniford, 4 Edw. III. in tory. This was William Elryngton of consequence of his marriage with the Widdington in Essex, who died in daughter of Simon Roche.
1558. Oliver Hywish was 4th in descent Unless these arms were borne by Gent. Mag. Octoler, 1831,
(Oct. others than Sir Thomas Seymer, to hibited in the fourth volume of Lord whom they were granted, it follows Kingsborough's work. How were almost necessarily that he must have they destroyed? These people poshad a daughter, who married Robert sessed the knowledge of the arch at Bowser, the father of Margaret Huysh. a time when it was not known in
5. Unknown.—This bearing occurs Asia and Europe. It appears (Belin painted glass, in the windows at zoni's exception is problematical) to Sand. The glass is of the date of Row- have been never known in Egypt. See land Huysh's residence there.
the admirably constructed arches with 6. GAMBON.—This occurs in the key stones, of the passages leading to same windows, empaled by Avenell; the tombs or treasuries with centrically and therefore it is that I conclude that lighted domes, like those of the Treathese arms are brought in by Avenell. sury of Atreus, of Minyas, &c. at
A family of Gambon existed in So- Xochichalco, Alvar, and Oaxaca, in merset, and terminated in an heiress Dupaix's “ Monuments.” They used who married Wyndham of Orchard metal instruments in their sculptures, Wyndham, ancestor of Lord Egre- statuary (and some of this is as purely mont; others bearing the same arms ideal as the Greek), and architecture, in Dorset and Norfolk, noticed by for copper chisels, drills, &c. have Hutchins and Blomfield ; and others been found in the above described moagain in South Wales, of whom there numents. How came this acquisition is a pedigree in Edwards's Adventurers to be lost? for the subsequent race used of South Wales, in the Heralds' Col. flint hatchets, chisels, and arrowheads. lege.
Lord Kingsborough labours through 7. Unknown.-It appears extremely these seven bulky volumes to prove that difficult to say with any certainty the Mexicans were Jews—the lost ten what birds these are meant to repre. tribes. But were the Tultecans, who sent. In the original they have not preceded them by 600 years, Jews; or that character of ducks, given them in the builders of some of the above cothe engraving. They are not web- lossal monuments, who preceded them footed, are long legged, and intended probably by many ages, Jews? The for birds light in their motion.
Mexicans may be readily supposed to 8. Unknown.—This singular bear- be the product of an admixture of the ing appears also still in the windows Mogul variety of the human species, of Sand. Although several sugges- with the aboriginal red race of Ametions have been made respecting this rica. But the Tultecans, or their uncoat, none have appeared satisfactory. known predecessors (as appears from
It is satisfactorily ascertained that their portraits at Palanque, &c.), are a this escocheon is of the period to very different people from the Mexiwhich it is assigned, and that none of cans; at the same time, they have chathe arms have been introduced by any racteristics of an aboriginal American heiress with whom any member of the race. They have the prominent nose family has subsequently intermarried. of the big-nosed Indians of the Mis
souri. They have the projecting unMexican ANTIQUITIES.
der lip of the Bottecus, caused by
piercing and loading it with heavy or(Resumed from p. 102.)
naments. They have the artificially A FEW remarks may be added to created receding forehead of the Chickethis limited examination for the pre- saws. They are beardless and red sent. The author of this paper, in a skinned; both indications of a primiletter to the Morning Post in 1818, tive American people, and both the drew attention to the vestiges of scien- reverse of the Jewish characteristics. tific military fortifications at the Isle At the same time, it may be admitted of Bonhomme, and on each side of that there is a singular analogy bethe Missouri, as vestiges of a mighty tween the prophetic description of the people, who seem to have spread final Jewish temple in Ezekiel, and their conquests from north to south of the great and magnificent temple of the New World ; and at the time of Palanque. More analogies even than the Spanish conquest, to have myste- Lord Kingsborough has adduced, might riously passed away. A consummately be readily collected. But it does not skilful military fortification on appear that Ezekiel's temple is found. eminence near Mitlan, resembling the ed on a Jewish model. It is propheCyclopean ramparts of Tyrins, is ex- tical and symbolical ; and seems ra
1831.) Proposed Destruction of Tooting Church, Surrey. 307 ther to be furnished as a model of the only feel it necessary to observe, that great final temple, which is to unite not any of these singular structures and identify the worship of the entire contain evidence of their erection in human race.
any period when the Saxon Norman A few concluding words as to the or Pointed architecture prevailed. Of "getting up” of Mr. Aglio's splendid their antiquity there is no question, work. The three first volumes contain and the numerous works which have coloured fac-similes of original Mexi. been written on their origin, evince can paintings in the libraries of Ox- the interest which they have excited. ford, Rome, Dresden, Pess, and Berlin. They are not ordinary nor every day The fourth is highly valuable, consist- structures, and their preservation is ing of the monuments of New Spain, a matter of national importance; and by Dupaix, from the original drawings I cannot believe that in any country executed by order of the King of Spain, except England would the existence The fifth explains the three first, being of such curious and interesting relics interpretations of the paintings by of former ages be subjected to the early French, Spanish, and Italian caprice or ignorance of a parish vestry. writers; and Dupaix's Commentary In this instance the loss of the on his own collection of Monuments tower is the more to be deplored, as is the fourth. The sixth contains the no plea of necessity existed to warSpanish of Sahagun's valuable history rant destruction. The Church, it of New Spain, illustrating that religion is true, was situated at a very inconand philosophy of the Mexicans by venient distance from the village, and which their picture writing was greatly it must be obvious that whenever a regulated. The sixth is a translation Church is so situated, the congregaof the preceding, and the seventh con- tion attending it is only composed of tains the original Spanish of Saha- the families resident on the spot, or gun's remaining MSS. Great honour those inhabitants whose opulence is due to Lord Kingsborough for the enables them to ride to Church; princely munificence with which he for such as these the old Church is has furnished the pecuniary means for amply sufficient. If a necessity existeffecting this magnificent undertaking. ed of affording additional accommoAnd no less praise ought to be assigned dation to the parishioners, and it had to Mr. Aglio the artist and designer, been determined to rebuild the Church who, it appears, spent six years in the for that purpose, and at the same time unremitting labour of investigating the it had been determined to erect the chief European libraries, and in copy- new building on a new site, common ing all the documents which could in sense alone would suggest the propriety any way illustrate the objects of the of seeking for such new site in the ceninquiry. We understand that not a tre of the village, or as near to it as scrap of Mexican manuscript or paint possible. But what is done at Tooting, in any corner of Europe, has es- ing? A new Church is building, and on caped his persevering research. All a new site; but it will scarcely be crehas been gleaned and incorporated in dited that such new site is within a these splendid volumes.
few yards of the old Church !-where
the Aimsy Gothic edifice which is Mr. URBAN,
Aug. 15. building will stand a monument of IT may be a matter of information the profound and absolute wisdom of to some of your readers to hear that the vestry, and what is more to be the parish Church of Tooting will be regretted, will add another instance shortly taken down, in consequence to the many which have occurred of of a new one being in the course of the inattention to the wants and the erection.
conveniences of the inhabitants so obThis Church is distinguished by a servable in the erection of many new round tower, and in this regard it is Churches. In this instance, this lasingular, being the only one in the mentable neglect is the more glaring, county of Surrey which possesses so as the existence of a large meetingcurious a relic of the earliest archi- house in the heart of the village, too tecture of the nation. Of the high plainly evinces that whatever apathy antiquity of circular church towers, I may be apparent in some quarters, may at some future period take an op- the opponents of the Church are suffiportunity of speaking; at present I ciently alive to the necessity of attend
(Oct. ing to the convenience of the congre- March 1, 1825 (Journal and Corregation who are to attend any place of spondence, 8vo, vol. iii. p. 336), says, worship which may be built, if the “Though I fully believe the influence builders really intend it to be occupied of Britain to have been honestly employed when finished. If the new build. for the benefic of India, and to have really ing had been erected on a distant produced great good in the country and its site, the old Church might have been
inhabitants, I have not been led to believe allowed to exist as a chapel of ease,
that our Government is genera!ly popular, by which means a vestige of antiquity
or advancing towards popularity. It is, worth preserving would have been perhaps, impossible that we should be so in saved, and the new Church might
any great degree, yet I really think there have been of some utility; as it is, it
are some causes of discontent, which it is
in our power, and which it is our duty to may accommodate many more than remove or diminish. One of these is the are likely to attend it. It is, however, distance and haughtiness with wbich a very not too late to save the ancient tower. large portion of the civil and military serIt is totally indeperdent of the walls vants of the Company treat the upper and of the building to which it is attached. middling class of natives. Against their It will occupy very little room ; it re- mixing much with us in society, there are quires no repairs ; and the expenses
certainly nany hindrances; though even necessary to secure its preservation their objection to eating with us might, so
far as the Miissulmans are concerned, I will not be greater than the charge of demolishing it. If, then, any regard
think, be conquered by any popular man in
the upper provinces, who made the attempt for our national antiquities exists
in a right way. But there are some of our among the inhabitants of Tooting, or
amuseinents, such as private theatrical if the incumbent of the parish has a entertainments, and the sports of the field, voice, and feels, as I trust all clergy- in which they would be delighted to share, men of the Church of England do feel, and invitations to which would be regarded that the antiquities of their parish by them as extremely flattering, if they Churches look to them as their proper were not, perhaps with some reason, voted and legal guardians, 1 confidently bores, and treated accordingly." hope that some exertion will be made Now as it appears from several pasto save the tower. If allowed to stand, sages of Bp. Heber's Journal, and also it will inconvenience no one; it will from The Hindu Theatre, published scarcely cause a grave less to be made by Horace Hayman Witson, esq. (of in the church-yard, and it will excite which an account is given in the the gratitude and deserve the thanks Quarterly Review for July 1831), that of every antiquary in the kingdom. the Hindus are very fond of theatrical And if, Mr. Urban, the insertion of entertainments, it strikes me that they this letter should be the means of might, if properly conducted, be made preserving a relic of antiquity, valuable subservient to very useful purposes. in the eyes of those who interest them. They are more humane and intellecselves in the history of their native tual than the sports of the field. They country, the writer will receive a re- might tend to promote, as Bp. H. proward in the satisfaction that one more poses, social intercourse, and to make ancient structure has been saved from our language more current, and to destruction by individual exertions, teach English manners, morals, and the only means in England of doing pure religion ; but then it must be by that which in France is effected by a scrupulous attention to the morals the Government.
and religion of the dramas performed. Yours, &c.
E.I.C. We must not teach them superstition,
by representing witches who have an Mr. Urban,
Oct. 10. absolute foreknowledge of future events, AS your interesting and useful Mis- and who are able to raise spirits.cellany circulates, I believe, not only Macbeth might be easily altered to throughout the British isles, but also render the witches mere impostors, in our possessions in India, allow me, and then the piece is an interesting through the medium of it, to offer a and instructive lesson. Neither must few hints to those whom they may we exhibit a ghost come from the re
gions of purgatory to instigate his son Bishop Heber, in a letter to the to revenge his murder. I have heard Right Hon. Charles Watkin Williams of an alteration of Hamlet, in which Wynn, dated Pertaubghur, Malwah, the murder of the late King is disco
309 vered by means of the present King Some of these hints will apply to walking in his sleep, and acting over managers and dramatists at home as the murder in the garden, and being well as to those in India, and, by taken for a ghost by those who first communicating them, you will oblige, saw him, so that the piece is rendered
Yours, &c. an antidote to a belief in apparitions, A FRIEND TO A PURIFIED DRAMA, instead of fostering it. Neither must we hold up as examples the assassin
Mr. URBAN, and suicide Brutus, nor the suicide
July 20. Cato; nor yet must we exhibit Lear IN the observations which E.I.C. falling upon his knees, and invoking has deemed it right to make in your Nature to curse his daughter ; but June Magazine (p. 492), in reply to with a little more alteration than we my answer to his former communicahave in the present acting copies, tion, he has I consider been singularly Lear might be made an instructive unfortunate. And first, with respect lesson. Othello too, with his murder to his opinion as to the influence of of his wife and of himself, is no fit the Inscriptions, the erasure of which exhibition. I am surprised that it from the Monument he so much conhas never been altered, so as to pre- demns. According to his statement, serve the lives of Desdemona and it would appear they “had become Othello. Tate altered Lear so as to perfectly harmless, offended the feelsave Lear and Cordelia, and his alte- ings of no one, and kept up no naration maintains its place upon the tional prejudice.” Now, if E. I.C. stage. There seems much greater rea- will only change “ national prejuson for altering Othello. Most of dice” to “religious prejudice” (which I Shakspeare's historical plays are in- presume is what he meant to express), teresting and instructive. Some of the I am prepared to maintain that not Hindu plays extend to ten and even to one of these assertions can be substanfourteen acts; and thus our Henry the tiated. Perfectly well do I remember Fourth may be said to be in ten, and the bitter sensations which in my earHenry the Sixth in fifteen. The Mer. lier years this charge against the pachant of Venice is a good play, and best pists excited in my mind; and from in Dr. Valpy’s alteration. His King the multitude of instances which have John is an improvement. Bp. Heber, come under my observation, by reason I think, mentions a Rajah with whom of having resided in the neighbourhe conversed, who prided himself upon hood the whole of my life, I consider his knowledge of Shakspeare.
myself as fully justified in stating that, The Sacred and Moral Dramas of so far from these calumnies having Mrs. H. More are well calculated for “ become perfectly harmless,” they representation. Some of them have were highly offensive to our Catholic actually been translated into Cinga- fellow subjects, and but too frequently lese, and performed under the patron- aroused a feeling of hatred against age of Sir Alexander Johnson. Her them, amongst the professors of ProInflexible Captive is worthy to super- testantism of all grades and of all ages. sede Cato as a play for the acting of In the next paragraph, your Correboys at schools. Miss Baillie's Plays spondent lays it down as an axiom, on the Passions are displays of them, that “the destruction of any historibut not always useful ones; but her cal memorial is a vile and useless act;” Martyr and Bride have already, I be- and proceeds to illustrate his position lieve, been translated into Cingalese, by an allusion to “the democratic vioto be exhibited to the natives of Cey- lence recently exercised against the lon; the latter was written expressly fleur-de-lis on the French monufor the purpose. Almost any of the ments by the Paris revolutionists," plays in the Rev. Mr. Plumptre's Eng- and to the ancient brasses with lish Drama Purified would be proper the Orate," &c. chiselled out, which for the purpose. A copy of this work he affirms to be “ parallel cases is, I have reason to suppose, in the li- with the one in question. Surely nobrary of the Bishop's College at Cal- thing can be more out of keeping. Is cutta ; and we have many living poets it possible that the democratic violence fully equal to the task, if they will of the present age, and what the but write as Christians, and not as learned Gough calls “the devastation heathens.
of false zeal and fanaticism in the two