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Pedigree of the Lucy Family.

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Ist w. Margaret, daughter to Joseph William. Tad w. Alice, daughter to William HanBrecknock

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TT Edward. Jane, daughter of Richard Henry. William Mary, married John Ludlow 1. Humphrey. Edward. Densell, Esq.

។ 7 Thomas. Elizabeth, daughter to Sir Richard Empson, Edmund. Anne.......Leigh. of Easton-Neston, Northamptonshire.

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William. —Anne, dau. of Richard Thomas. Anne; mar. Thomas Herbert.

Fermor, of Easton, Edmund. Rodegund; mar. ...... Betts.
Northamptonshire

Barbara ; mar. Rich. Tracy, of Stanway, Glouc.

ΤΤΤΤ1. Thomas !

.Joyce, daughter and Richard. Alice; mar. William Fuller.

heiress of Thomas William. Mary; mar. Christopher Hales".
Acton, of Sutton,co. Timothy. Jane; mar. Geo. son of Sir Rob. Verney, Kat.
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Edward. Martha.

Joyce.

Ist w. Constance, daughter and heiressThomas 0,52d w.Dorothy?, Anne; mar. Sir Edto Sir Richard Kingsmill of High Clere,

daughter to Ni- ward Aston of TixSouthampton, Knt P.

cholas Aruold. hall, Stafford. Sir Tho Alice, daughter and heiress Sir Richardt. Wiliamu Bp=N. N. Robert. of Thomas Spencer of Cla- George. of St. Da

Francis *. verdon, Warwick, Esq.8

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Six Sons.

Six Daughters.

Richardy.

Spencer.

i Who married, secondly, R. Hungerford, Esq.

Ancestor to the present Earl of Pomfret : the arms are, Arg. a fess Sable between three lions heads erased, Gules.

This Sir Thomas, who was knighted by Queen Elizabeth, 1565, was in great intimacy with the good Sir John Pakington (grandfather to the husband of the supposed Authoress of the “ Whole Duty of Man"), a privy-counsellor and great favourite of Queen Elizabeth. It was this Sir Thomas that our bard Shakspeare took the liberty of Lampooning in a ballad, for his resentment against him for his practised dear-stealing.

m The arms of Acton were, Argent, a chevron between three cinquefoils Gules.
* Ancestor to the Hales of Coventry. (Baronets.)
• Knighted by Queen Elizabeth, 1592, in his father's life-time.

P Arms of Kingsmill: Arg. crusuly Sab. a chevron Erm. between three fer-de-molines of the second.

. By this wife he had issue Thomas, who died young; and Joyce married to Sir William Cook, of Higham, Gloucestershire, Knt.

" This Sir Thomas was ancestor to the family now residing at Charlecote, of whom in December 1786, George Lucy, Esq. departed this life at his seat there. The latest descendant is the present Rev. J. Lucy.

• Second son of Sir John Spencer, of Althorpe, in co. Northampton, Knt. Their arms were, quarterly, Argent and Gules, in the 2d and 3d quarters a fret Or, over all, on a bend Sable, three escallops Argent.

+ Ancestor to the Lucy's of Broxburn, Herts, Baronets, which title is now considered extinct. He inherited the estate by right of his first wife, daughter and coheiress of Sir Henry Cock, of that place, Knt. The arms were, Gules crusuly Or, three lucies hauriant Arg.

• The Bishop was grandfather to William Lucy, of Castle-Cary, Somerset, Esq. and of George Lucy of Pembroke, Wales, Esq.

* He left a son Richard, who was married to Rebecca, daughter and coheiress of Thomas Chapman of Wormley, Herts, Esq. relict of Sir Thomas Playters of Sotterby, Suffolk, Hart. who, surviving her second husband, married Sir Rowland Lytton, of Knebworth, Herts, Knt. and died May 23, 1685. y Made by his father (who died in 1689), Chancellor of the Church at St. David's.

2 Made Canon and Treasurer of the Cathedral Church of St. David's, by his father, and died at Brecknock, Feb. 1690.

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Nugæ Curiosa.

Feb.
NuGÆ CURIOSÆ.

whilst the dragon is alive,- for if not

then extracted, they never acquire the (Continued from p. 40.)

hardness and form of precious stones; Bung in a found support

of truth, than of that the moment he perceives himself falshood ; and it is the fault of the dying, he takes care to destroy this reasoner, if the cause of right does not virtue.Pliny, VI. 37. appear to the greatest advantage. But it often happens that the dragon, Macdiarmid's Life of Cecil, I. 209, in spite of the pole-axe and cunning

Where the people are well taught, of the Indian, seizes him and carries the King has ever good obedience of him off to his den, by which he makes his subjects. — Ibid, 210.

the whole mountain tremble. They Stephen Langton, who was Abp. of are said to inhabit mountains near the Canterbury in the 13th century, was a Red Sea.- Appollonius, 133. learned and polite author for that The learned Asiatics in their mysteage-to him we are indebted for the rious rites allotted to the seven terresdivision of the Bible into Chapters. – trial metals the same names by which Mosheim.

they denominated the seven planets, The first Concordance of the Bible and the same hieroglyphic characters was compiled in the 13th century by at this day equally distinguish both. Hugo de St. Caro, who also com- The ring of gold, a proper emblem of posed a very learned Collection of va- the Sun, was worn on Sunday; a ring rious readings of Hebrew, Greek, and of silver, emblem of the Moon, on Latin MSS. of the Bible; this work, Monday,- of iron. on Tuesday, -of which he entitled Correctorium Bil- quicksilver on Wednesday,-of'tin on liæ, is preserved in MS. in the Sorbonne Thursday,—of brass on Friday,-and Library. — Mosheim.

of lead on Saturday.— Berwick, Apoll. The term Transubstantiation was 173. first used by Pope Innocent III. at The Persian Gulf abounds with the the Lateran Council, held A.D. 1215, pearl fish; and fisheries are established for which John Pungers Asinus af- on the coasts of the several islands in terwards substituted Consubstantiation. it. The fish in which pearls are - Mosheim.

usually produced, is the East Indian The self-whippers, or flagellants, be- oyster, as it is commonly though not, gan in Italy, A. D. 1260, and propa- very properly called.-Ibid. 186. gated their discipline through almost Since Egypt appears to have been all the countries of Europe. But the the grand source of knowledge for the Emperors and Pontiffs thought pro- Western, and India for the more Eastper to put an end to this religious ern parts of the globe, it may be asked frenzy, by declaring all devout whip- whether the Egyptians communicated ping contrary to the Divine Law, and their mythology or philosophy, to the prejudicial io the soul's eternal inte- Hindus, or conversely. Sir W. Jones rest. — Mosheim.

has stated this, without his being able Innocent III. issued a Comınission to draw any satisfactory conclusion.to three Priests to extirpate heresy, Berwick, Apoll

. 139. which they did by capital punishment Lycophron says, that Achilles was when argiiment failed, and for this nine cubits high; and Quintus Calacause they were commonly called In- ber adds, that his stature was equal to quisitors; and from them the formid- that of a giant. Ibid. 203. able and odious tribunal of the In- That water was the primitive elequisition derived its origin in the 13th ment, and first work of the creative century. Mosheim. — The future In- power, is the uniform opinion of the quisitors were chiefly selected from Indian philosophers (Sir W. Jones); the Dominicans.

and this corresponds with the Mosaic The precious stones found in the history: -See Gen. i. 2. heads of mountain dragons are said to Cicadæ- insects, found in various have a transparent lustre, which emit parts of the new and old Continent, a variety of colours, and possess that where they subsist almost wholly on kind of virtue attributed to the ring the leaves of trees, and other vegetaof Giges, which rendered the wearer ble substances. The Athenians wore invisible. These stones are called dra- golden Cicadæ in their hair, to denote conilcs, and are taken out of the head their national antiquity, thai, like

theso

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Nugæ Curiose.-Agricultural Distress.

133 these creatures, they were the first-born in the various Government contracts, of the earth. Anacreon has an Ode together with the great' influx of artiaddressed to the Cicadæ, which, in ficial money in Country Bank notes Moore's beautiful Translation, begins -all this occasioned at once a greater thus :

demand for the produce of the soil, “O thou of all creations blest, with increased facilities of purchase : Sweet Insect,” &c.

and the grand error of the Agricul-Berwick, 379.

turist has been that he assumed the Cabal is derived from the noise rise of price as permanent, and lived made by the trampling of horses' accordingly; when experience has hools, καβαλλης - horse.

shown it to be temporary only. Scillus, a town near Olympia, is

From the above causes arose also rendered illustrious by having been the natural tendency to carry into made the retreat of Xenophon, where practice those improvements in Agrihe is said to have written most of his culture, which, with the bringing into works.-Mitford.

cultivation thousands of acres of comPheasants, or birds of Phasis, were mons and waste land, have made the confined, it is said, to Colchis before soil of the kingdom yield nearly double the Expedition of the Argonauts, who the amount of what it did 30 years finding these beautiful birds scattered ago. on the banks of that river, carried At that time it was generally adthem home to Greece; and thence mitted that the produce of the country they have been brought into Europe.

did not afford sufficient food for its inThe disease of cancer derives this habitants, and from thence arose those name from the Greeks, who entertain- societies from which so many improveed a dread of it, from a supposed re- ments have been derived. semblance to the tenacious forceps of In regard to protecting prices, so the crab-fish ;- while the Romans long as the manufacturer is secure called it lupus, or the wolf, on account from all foreign interference, it is but of its malignity.-Aldis.

fair that there should be an adequate The Romans possessed diamonds, protection to the Agriculturist, and so but were ignorant of the means of rené long as he can furnish the markets dering them brilliant.

A. H. with wheat under 80s. per quarter, so

long he will enjoy the monopoly, Mr. URBAN,

Feb. 7.

But the present Agricultural DisAVING for the last 25 years

tress is not confined to this country been practically employed in a alone, as appears by the Answer of the farm, and experienced the advantages French Sovereign to the Address of and disadvantages resulting from the the Deputies of the Departments, increased and diminished value of its where he says, “I know the difficulproducts, I think myself competent to ties which attend the sale of corn, but offer some reflections upon the present no law can prevent the inconvenience Agricultural Distress : and this, in which arises from a superabundant my view, appears to be derived from harvest; the whole of Europe expcthe invariable consequence of certain riences it at this moment.” principles in the sale of commodities, Such being the case, the Landholder which experience will prove to be as must, however unwillingly, lower his well founded as any axiom in mathe- rents, and not screen himself through matics.

the farmer. He has had the benefit, Whenever the demand for a com- and mankind the calamity, of a twenty modity is greater than the supply, years' war, and he must content himthere will be a scarcity in the market, self, like the Government, with the and a consequent rise in price. If the reduced scale of a peace establishment, supply be over alundant, the price will and not endeavour to involve in lony sak accordingly: dearness and cheap- and mysterious details a very plain Dess being in fact terms expressing case, or too selfishly shift his present scarcity and plenty.

difficulties, which he will find only From the increasing demand which temporary, upon those who have, durtook place during the war for provi- ing the whole of the war, so largely sions for the Army and Navy, and contributed to the increased value of also from the increased consumption his property, --who have so patiently hy manufacturers and others employed submitted to privations, and a novel

and

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Families of Carmino, Courtenay, and Grenville. (Feb. and galling Taxation, happily now Lord Beaumont is said, by Margaret

, done away,--and who have fought and daughter of John Vere, Earl of Oxbled to protect that land from which ford, to have had a daughter Maud, he derives all his consequence.

married to Sir Hugh Courtney. By Yours, &c.

AGRICOLA. the daughter of Beaumont, Cleveland,

Collins, and Edmonstone, make Sir Mr.URBAN, Inner Temple, Feb.8. Hugh Courtney to have had a daughI BEG the favour of the insertion of ter Margaret, married to Sir Theobald

the following genealogical remarks Grenville, the ancestor of the late Earls in your useful Publication, with the op Bath. No such daughter is menhope that some of your Readers are

tioned in the pedigrees of Courtney in able to reinove the doubts which arise the Visitations; but in that of Grenon the subject.

ville, Sir Theobald is said to have marIn the pedigrees of the antient ried “ Margaret fil. Hugh Courtenay." Cornish family of Carmino, Sir Oli- Sir William Pole, in his Collections for ver Carmino, knt. who is also called a History of Devon, says, she was the Chamberlain to King Edward III. or daughter of Hugh Courtenay, Earl of to Richarel II. is said, in some, to have Devon, by Elizabeth Bohun, and wimarried Elizabeth, sister of John Hol- dow of John Lord Cobham, and which land, Duke of Exeter; and, in others, agrees better in point of time. But Elizabeth, sister of Thomas Holland, this is rendered extremely improbable Earl of Kent, and Duke of Surrey; by this Margaret, who died on the ed and in the Heralds' Visitations of of August 1385, having been buried Cornwall, the following note is affixed at Cobham in Kent; and by the into this match :

scription on her tomb merely reciting

that she was the wife of John Lord “ He and his wife are buried in the Cobham, without noticing a second Fryers at Bodmin : she with a coronet, and

husband. he with his legs across."

(Vide Weever's Funeral

Monuments, ed. 1631, fol. 328.) A As no such alliance is noticed in any solitary pedigree in one of the Harleian pedigree of the family of Holland, Manuscripts makes her to have marEarls of Kent, or Dukes of Exeter, I ried Sir Theobald Grenville first, and am desirous of inquiring of your

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to have had Lord Cobham for a second respondents if

any.

of them are aware if there be any authentic pedigree (ex- deem Cleveland to be correct; but should

husband. I am, however, inclined to cepting those of Carmino) in which such a daughter is mentioned as mar- of any proofs which would corroborate

your Correspondents be aware ried to Carmino; or if they are ac

or contradict either of the above statequainted with any

other record of Sir ments, they would much oblige those Oliver Carmino's having been

Cham- who are interested in the genealogy of berlain to Edward III. or to Richard Cornish families, by communicating 11. either when those monarchs were

them through your pages. Princes of Wales, or after they ascend

P. S. Since writing the above, I ed the throne.

have discorered that John Anstis, In the pedigrees of Courtenay, Earls Garter King of Arms, has written of Devon, and of Grenville, Earls of the genealogy of the families of Cour. Bath, the following contradictions ocSir Hugh Courtenay of Hac- of your Correspondents can inform me

tenay and Grenville. Perhaps combe in Devon (brother to Edward, where it

may

be found.
and grandfather of Edward, Earls of
Devon), is said, in the Heralds' Visita-

Maud, hl.
Mr. URRAN,

Fcl.g. toni Beaumont," as his first wife. The this daughters having excited But in Cleveland's History, of the Courtenay Family, she is called “the considerable attention both in England daughter of Sir John Beaumont of and on the Continent, a few desultory Shirweil, co. Devon, and his third observations on the pernicious wise." I have never seen any, pedi- quences of French education may be gree of Beaumont, in which ihís al. acceptable 10 your Readers. Viance is given, excepting in one of I have lately returned from a resithe Lords Beaumont, in Harl. MSS. 1233, page 101, in which Henry * Noble's College of Arms.

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1822.] Foreign Education dangerous and contrary to Law. 135 dence in Parisand other parts of France; have to entail or disseminate, but the and as a mother who values the im- infidel principles which they have immortal interests of her children above bibed ?' Or granting (which I am by all other things, I declare that worlds no means disposed to do) that it is posshould not tempt me to intrust the sible for them to escape the corftagion education of my daughters to a French which everywhere surrounds them, governess. The best that can be hoped what can be expected from them but in such a case is, that they will for- total ignorance of the great end and bear to mention the subject of Reli- purpose of their being,-or what is gion to their pupils! yet the mothers worse, total indifference to it?

It of these helpless victims, no doubt, may seem a bold assertion, but I defy call themselves Christians, and pro- any one to reside in France and refess to believe their Bible, in which turn entirely uncontaminated by the they are positively commanded to

to unholy atmosphere which surrounds "bring up their children in the nur- him. 'From a multiplicity of proofs, I ture and adınonition of the Lord !" select one, the first that occurs to me. They are also told, that “the fashion In the hotel at which I for a time reof this world passeth away," and yet sided in Paris, there was an English they will sacrifice their best interests family, who I thought at first as reto the imaginary advantage of a correct spectable from their conduct as they pronunciation of a foreign language. were from their rank in life. In a

I think I have judged without pre- short time they grew into all the irrejudice, and I am free to declare, from gularities of French manners; and the fvery thing that I have seen and heard fast Sunday that I spent in Paris, both in France, that if my daughters can the mother and daughters attended a acquire only the true Parisian accent ball_given by the National Guard to by a residence in Paris, I hope they the Royal Family at one of the French will be for ever ignorant of it. Let Theatres. Many, very many instances them be at once known for English of our countrymen and women throwwonien by speaking the French lan- ing off all the wholesome restraints of guage with an English accent, which, their own country occur to me, but after all, is the only evil to be appre- I will only add, that I shall be most hended, and they shall learn, froin happy to know that I have induced their mother's observation, that they any one to consider this subject in its hare no need to blush for their coun- true light. try.

Should the present race of thoughtI must confess there are few things less and fashionable Mothers, who, in that would more sensibly offend me, their imprudent zeal for unsubstantial than being mistaken for a Frenchwo- accomplishments sacrifice the best man. I returned to my native land interests of their children, be unmoved with joy and gratitude, but I have by the reniarks in the foregoing Letnever ceased to think of the blindness ter, the subjoined short extracts from and infatuation of my countrywomen the English Law on this subject may without serious concern. I greatly make an impression on the more cool fear that our peace with France will and calculating spirit of the Fathers. entail more lasting misery on this « The last duty of parents to their chilcountry than a continuance of war

dren is that of giving them an education could have done. I pass over all the suitable to their station in life ; a duty pointeril that may arise to the present race ed out by reason, and of far the greatest imfrom the importation of French man- portance of any. The rich indeed are left ders, and the adoption of French ha- at their own option, whether they will breed bits. Enough might be said on the up their children to be ornaments or disEnlly, of our children of a larger growth; graces to their family. Yet in one case, but I trust we are safe ; ten righteous that of Religion, they are under peculiar sred a city once, and we have many 1. cap. 4 ; and 3 Jac

. I.), that if any person

restrictions; for it is provided (Scat. 1 Jac. of trire English hearts; " that salt

preserves our country;" but it is when

sends any child beyond the seas, either to these children who are now growing

preveut its good education in England, or to

enter it into or reside in any Popish college, up in alienation from their native land,

or to be instructed, persuaded, or strengthstuall become wives and mothers, and ened, in the Popish religion; in such case, mistresses of families, that the dreaded besides the disabilities incurred by the wischief will ensue. What can they child, the parent or person so sending shall

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