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NOTES:-The Bombay Regiment, 1662-5, 1-Bonaparte on
the Northumberland, 3- Englands Parnassus,' 1600, 4—
Gulston Collection of Prints-Oxford Commemoration in
1759, 6-"Fair-copy "-First Duke of Gordon's Birth, 7.
QUERIES:-Wotton House-Prior and his Chloe-David-
son Clan, 7-Romans at York-Goldsborough Family of
Stapleford, Herts Johnsoniana
- Maps -Gordons of
Messina-Burial-Ground of St. George's, Hanover Square,
Bayswater Road-Askew or Ayscough Family-Henry
Ellison Searle or Serle of Epping-De St. Philibert, 8-
False Quantities - Conscientious Scruples against War
-Round Oak Spring-John of Gaunt's Arms-"The
lost tribe"=the Scotch-Burney's History of Music'-
Scotch Tour-Title Wanted-T. L. Peacock: Skylight"
and Twilight" - Harvey's Birthplace -"Femmer
Bletchingly Place, 9-"Lady Charlotte Gordon "-" Pro-
REPLIES:-Snodgrass as a Surname, 10-The Treaty of
Tilsit: Colin A. Mackenzie, 11-Dickens and the Lamp-
lighter's Ladder - "Idle "Mischievous - Archbishop
Sands-" Her's," 12-Dunghill Proverb-W. Heath, Artist
"Making_buttons"-"Guide," its Derivation, 13-Hove
-Maghull Yates-Hungarian Grammar-"Angel" of an
Inn, 14-"Stymie" at Golf-Finnis Street-Apples: their
Names-Proverb on Beating-Unthank, 15-Clergy in
Wigs-Authors of Quotations Wanted-Victorian Coin-
Caricature: 'Once I was Alive'-Murder at Winnats, 16
-Holy Grail-Latin Lines on Sleep-St. Mary's Abbey,
NOTES ON BOOKS:-'The Scots Peerage'-'The Shake-
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THE BOMBAY REGIMENT, 1662-5.
THE writer is indebted to Mr. Salisbury
of the Public Record Office for drawing his
attention to the Pay Lists and Muster Rolls
of the Bombay Regiment (Colonial Corre-
spondence, East Indies, bundles 5 and 6).
They have a special interest, as they record
the levying, embarkation, and payment of
the officers appointed to the four English
companies of foot sent to Bombay, in the
spring of 1662, to garrison that island, part
of the dowry of Charles II.'s queen. These
companies formed the nucleus of the corps
known in the days of John Company as the
1st Bombay European Regiment of Foot,
which was, in 1863, brought into the British
Line as the 103rd (Royal Bombay Fusiliers).*
When the Territorial system was introduced
into the British Army in 1881, the 103rd
Foot became the 2nd Battalion Royal
The four new companies were commanded
respectively by Sir Abraham Shipman, Kt.,
who had been appointed Governor of
Bombay; Col. John Hungerford; Capt.
John Shipman; and Capt. Charles Povey.
Each company had a lieutenant, ensign,
two sergeants, three corporals, two drummers
and a hundred privates. From the MS.
dated " London, Feb., 1661 [1661/2]," and
headed Monies disburst for his Majties
Acct by mee Sir Abraham Shipman, Knt.,
for ye expedicon of ye following officers and
soldiers for ye Island of Bombay in East
India," it appears that each of the aforesaid
captains received 1007. for levying one
hundred men. John Shipman's company
was mustered on 2 Feb., 1661/2, when it
consisted of only half its strength; but at
the second muster, on 7 March following,
it was complete. Povey's company was
mustered on 4 Feb., 1661/2, being then at
its full strength. The two remaining com-
panies were mustered on 11 March. All
four companies were paid their arrears on
the last-named date, and at the same time
received advance pay up to 6 April, when
they embarked on board the Earl of Marl-
borough's fleet for Bombay. From Sir A.
Shipman's well-kept accounts it appears
that he, as Governor and Commander-in-
Chief, received 21. per diem. Col. Hunger-
ford got 128. per diem*; while the other
two captains had 88. a day each. Under
date of 6 April, 1662, Sir A. Shipman gives
this entry :-
"Paid to all ye officers fower months advance,
commencing from 6th Aprill, at which tyme they
went aboard shipp, till ye 27th July following."
The pay per day was at this rate: lieutenant,
48.; ensign, 3s.; sergeant, ls. 6d. ;
poral, 18.; drummer, 18.; private, 9d.
Sir A. Shipman's subalterns were Lieut.
Price and Ensign Thomas Fowlkes; John
Shipman's were Lieut. John Cole and Ensign
Squire; Povey's were Lieut. Forster and
Ensign John Thorne; Hungerford's were
Lieut. Twyning and Ensign Garth.
addition to the four companies of infantry
sent to Bombay, a small detail of artillery
formed a part of each company. A surgeon,
surgeon's mate, provost-marshal, store-
The amount is torn off in the MS., but as Col.
Hungerford received 157. 12s. for 26 days' pay, it
works out at 12s. per diem. This officer probably
acted as lieutenant-colonel of the British garrison.
He was third son of Sir Anthony Hungerford, by a
second wife, and half-brother to Sir Edward Hun-
gerford. Col. John Hungerford commanded the
Royalist garrison at Farleigh Castle when it was
besieged and taken in September, 1645.