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day, such as 'Bird of Beauty' (1852), 'The Angel's Watch' (1853), 'Birds of the Sea' (1853). and harmonised or arranged a good deal of miscellaneous vocal music. He wrote many original pieces for the pianoforte, and made arrangements of various Scottish melodies and other compositions for the same instrument. He died in London on 29 Nov. 1876.

[Musical Times, January 1877; Life of David Kennedy, Paisley, 1877.]

J. C. H.

LANDEL, WILLIAM (d. 1385), bishop of St. Andrews, was second son of the Baron or Laird of Landel (or Lauderdale) in Berwickshire. He was laird of Laverdale, and succeeded to large family estates in Roxburghshire on the death of his elder brother, Sir John. While rector or provost of the church of Kinkell in Aberdeenshire be was named bishop of St. Andrews by Benedict XII, on the recommendation of the kings of Scotland and of France, and was consecrated by Benedict XII at Avignon on 17 March 1342. Fordun, in relating his preferment, draws attention to the terms of the papal bull, in which it is stated That the selection was made specially on the recommendation of the prior and chapter of St. Andrews. He was taken prisoner with King David at the battle of Durham in 1516, After his release he was very active tn procuring that of the king. Edward III granted him, with several other Scottish nobles, a safe-conduct, dated 4 Sept. l352, to visit King David, then a prisoner in England, to arrange as to his ransom. For this purpose he obtained from the clergy, with the consent of Innocent VI, a grant of the tenth part of all church livings in Scotland during three years. He was one of the commissioners appointed to receive the king at Berwick on his release in 1357. The bishop was fond of travelling, and was able, from his great wealth, to command a large retinue. The Scottish rolls mention twenty-one safe-conducts which were granted to him either while travelling singly or in company with others. In 1361 he visited the shrine of St. James at Compostella, and the year following that of Thomas à Becket, accompanied by William de Douglas. To avoid a pestilence prevalent in the south of Scotland nasBed the Christmas of 1362 at Elgin, the King being at the same time resident at Kinloos in the same county. Part of the following year he spent with the king at his palace of Inchmurtach, when on 14 May the bigh steward of the kingdom and several of the nobles assembled to renew their oath of Mlty to the king. Towards the end of that year he went to Rome, and in 1365 he was again abroad, In 1370 he crowned Robert II at Scone. In 1378agreatpart. of the cathedral of St. Andrews was burned down. Since the time of Bishop Oameline [q. v.] a dispute hod existed inScotland between the kings and the bishops regarding the latter's testamentary rights; the kings claimed that whether the bishops died testate or not their estates at their death in all eases reverted to the crown. King David having, in return, it has been alleged, for the aid towards his ransom afforded by the clergy, renounced this claim with the consent of parliament, two successive bulls were obtained from the pope confirming the renunciation, A third bull for the name purpose was issued in the time of Robert II, and while it continued in force Landel died on 15 Oct. 1385, so that he is said to have been the first bishop who was able to dispose of his estate by testament. Studied in the abbey of St. Andrews, and was buried in the cathedral.

[Wyntoun's Chron.; Fordun's Scotichronicon; Spotiswood; Gordon's Scotichronicon, i. 195 sq.]

J. G. F.

LANDELLS, EBENEZER (1808–1860), wood-engraver and projector of 'Punch,' born at Newcastle-on-Tyne on 13 April 1808, was third son of Ebenezer Landells, merchant of that town, and a native of Berwick-on-Tweed,and was descended from William Graham (1737-1801) [q. v.], minister of the Close meeting-house at Newcastle. Lande11s was educated at Mr. Brace's academy in Newcastle, and at the age of fourteen waa apprenticed by his father for seven years to Thomas Bewick [q. v.] the wood-engraver. He was a favourite pupil of Bewick. After his master's death Landells accepted an engagement to work in London with John Jackson [q. v.] the wood-en^ver, and is stated to have resided with him for some time, from November 1829, in Clarendon Street. Clarendon Square. He was also employed by William Harvey [q. v.] on the second series of Northcote's 'Fables,' for which he engraved most of the initial letters, and he engraved some of the drawings by H K. Browne and Cattermole for DidLens's 'Master Humphrey's Clock.' This and other work was done in partnership with his fellow-townsman Charles Gray. For a time he superintended the fine-art engraving department of the firm of Branston & Vizetelly. Landells was soon known among the artists of his time in IjOndon, both as an I industrious and deserving artist and as an agreeable companion. He always retained a great love for Newcastle, and when a large staff of assistants was working under him on wood-engraving, they nicknamed him 'Tooch-