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of Nowell, pp. 13, 42, 145, 338, 393, 409; Cole's Hist. of King's Coll. Cambr. i. 225; Cooper's Annals of Cambridge. ii. 54, 59, 63, 150, 153, 161, 174, 182, 196, 205; Lit. Remains of Edward VII (Nichols), ii. 612; Fuller's Worthies (Bucks); Harleian MSS. 6164. art. 1. 6990, arts. 4, 5, 47; Harwood's Alumni Eton. pp. 151, 181; Holinshed's Chronicles, 1586-7. p. 1510 (castrated part); Johnson's Lives of the Poets, 1781, i. 29; Nathaniel Johnston's King's Visitatorial Power asserted, pp. 311, 312, 342-5; Kennett's MS. 47. p. 100; Lansdowne MSS. ii. art. 84, iii. arts. 5-11, 13, 21, 22, 32-6, v. art. 21, vii. art. 23, x. arts. 3, 65-7, xii. arts. 13, 45, 92, civ. art. 59; Lloyd's State Worthies; Lowndes's Bibl. Man. (Bohn), pp. 967, 1736: Nasmith's Cat. of C. C. C. C. MSS. pp. 92, 93, 104, 109, 115, 160, 161, 177, 203; Parker Society's Publications (general index); Peck's Desiderata Curiosa, 4to edit. pp. 252, 260, 266, 288, 268, 269; Rymer's Fœdera, xv. 541. 546; Sloane MS. 2442 p. 55; Smith's Autographs; Calendars of State Papers, Dom. 1547-80, pp. 42, 196, 202, 273, 312, 324, 385, 386, Addenda 1566-79, pp. 68, 337; Strype's Works (general index); Willis's Buckingham Hundred, p. 218 ; Wood's Annals, ii. 121, 147: Wood's Colleges and Halls, p. 316; Wood's Fasti Oxon. (Bliss), i. 137; Wright's Elisabeth, i. 128, 161, 172, 182.]

T. C.

HADENHAM, EDMUND of (fl. 1307), chronicler, was a monk of Rochester, to whom is ascribed, on the authority of William Lambard, the Kentish topographer, an historical work preserved in the Cottonian Library (Nero, D. II.) in the British Museum. This manuscript, according to Wharton, contains a chronicle in one handwriting down to 1307, which is a copy of Matthew of Westminster, excepting that it contains a number of interspersed notices relating to the history of Rochester. These Rochester annals are printed in Wharton's 'Anglia Sacra,' i. 341-355 (1691). After 1307 there is a continuation in another hand, extending to 1377, but not dealing with Rochester affairs. The manuscript formerly belonged to John Joscelin, who, however, was ignorant of the authorship ('Catal. Hist.' in Robert of Avesbury, Hist. Edw. III, p. 293, ed. Hearne); and it may be presumed that Lambard, in attributing the work to Hadenham, had a different copy before him, which is not now known to exist.

[Wharton's Anglia Sacra, pref xxxi-xxxiii ; Tanner's Bibl. Brit. p. 368.]

R. L. P.

HADFIELD, CHARLES (1821–1884), journalist, son of Charles and Anne Hadfield, was born at Glossop, Derbyshire, 14 Oct. 1821, and being taken to Manchester when only one year old, was brought up to the trade of a house-painter and decorator, becoming specially skilled in graining, and able to imitate the grain of the oak with great perfection. At an early age he wrote verses in the ‘Manchester Times,’ and his tastes soon led him to adopt literature as a profession. In 1861 he edited a monthly paper in connection with trades unions, called ‘Weekly Wages,’ of which only five numbers appeared. He then, in 1861, accepted an offer of Joseph Cowen, M.P., to join the staff of the ‘Newcastle Chronicle,’ and to act as lecturing agent for the Northern Reform Union. Returning to Manchester in January 1862, he became connected with the commercial department of the ‘Manchester Examiner and Times.’ After this he was employed as a writer for the ‘Manchester City News,’ and subsequently edited that paper from 1865 to 1867, and remained connected with it as a contributor for two or three years longer. He next went to Glasgow, where for a short time he was on the staff of the ‘Glasgow Herald,’ and then took the editorship and management of the ‘Warrington Examiner’ and other papers connected with it, including the ‘Mid-Cheshire Examiner.’ After several years in this position he was presented with a testimonial. Finally in 1880 he was editor of the ‘Salford Weekly News,’ in which position he remained to the beginning of 1883. As a journalist his strength lay in his great knowledge of the habits, the wants, and the aspirations of the working classes, and on these subjects his writings were always thoughtful and suggestive. From 22 Dec. 1867 to 4 July 1868 he contributed to the ‘Free Lance,’ and from 25 July 1868 to 28 Oct. 1871 to ‘The Sphinx,’ two Manchester literary, artistic, and humorous journals. He was an advocate of the Manchester Fine Art Gallery, and took part in securing the Saturday half-holiday, and in providing public baths and washhouses. After his retirement he was confined to his room by ill-health, and died at 3 Chester Road, Stretford, 4 June 1884. He was the author of two prize essays: 1. ‘The Best Means of Enlarging the Usefulness of Mechanics' Institutions,’ 1850. 2. ‘Suggestions for Improving the Homes of the Working Classes,’ about 1857. On 24 Dec. 1843 he married Emily Frances, daughter of John Pontey and Mary Ann Kemp.

[Manchester City News, 7 and 14 June 1884; Manchester Guardian, 9 June 1884, p. 5; Momus, 8 Dec. 1881, with portrait; Axon's Annals of Manchester, 1886, p. 405; Sutton's Lancashire Authors, 1876, p. 47; information from Mr. J. H. Nodal, The Grange, Heaton Moor, near Stockport.]

G. C. B.

HADFIELD, GEORGE (d. 1826), architect, was the son of an hotel-keeper at Leghorn in Italy, who is variously represented