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NOTES AND QUERIES. [ii s. ix. FEB. 21, 191*.


and in ward of Roger la Zuche. Further, they were not, as usually stated, husbands of Alice's sisters, but children of them, i.e., grandnephews ; and the three supposed daughters, coheirs of Brien, were not children of his wife Grace de Seleby, to whom he was not married till c. 1215, as shown by the following excerpt :

"Rex dedit Briano de Insula, Milibi, Filiam et Heredem Thorn ae fiP Willelmi Seleby in uxorem cum omnibus terris suis in com. Line'." 16 John, 'Calend. Rot. Pat. in Turri Lond.'

The marriage of Brien with Grace, daughter and heir of Thomas Seleby, foreshadowed above, is wrongly described by Burke (' Ex- tinct Peerage '), the name being entered as Maude, daughter of William de Seleby. That Brien's second wife's name was Grace is shown by many references in the Rolls, as, for instance, in a " Grant to Brien de Insula and Grace his wife," dated May, 1227 (' Cal. Ch. R., 1226-57,' i. 35). At her death, in 1259, William de Hardreshull was found to be her heir, who did homage as such (Fine R., 43 Henry III.).

At the inquisition following the death, in 1263, of Baldwin, the last heir male of the De Redvers line, William de Glamorgan is named one of the jurors, and in the feodary drawn up is returned holding three knights' fees of the honour of Carisbrooke Castle <' Calend. of Inq.,' p. 564, pub. 1904). The date of his demise has not yet been traced. Sir Robert de Glamorgan succeeded to the estates. That there were two Roberts in succession appears almost certain, for Sir Robert de Glamorgan, Knt., witnessed the confirmation charter of Barton Oratory in 1275, while a Robert de Glamorgan is placed second in the list of those, not being knights, attesting the Lady Isabella de Fortibus's confirmation charter to Quarr Abbey, bearing date 6 Edward I. (1278). S'ir John Oglander, in his ' Memoirs ' (Long's ed., p. 95), writes :

"This sayde Roberte Glamorgan wase a greate Lorde in ye east part of owre Island for he wase honnor of ye Manners of Woolverton and Hardlye both in Bynbridge."

Various island deeds covering the period 1275-1313 were witnessed to by them.

Sir John de Glamorgan, Knt., son and heir, succeeded by 1313, was knighted 1323-4, dead by 1338. As early as 17 Edward II. (1324) he was one of the representatives in Parlia- ment for the county of Southampton. He married Alice, daughter and heir of Sir Peter D'Evercy of Standen. Isle of Wight, and Brympton D'Evercy, co. Soms. On her husband's demise she succeeded to the estates


which had been settled on her by deed, dated at Woodstock, June, 6 Edward III. (1333). By his marriage Sir John had issue three sons: John, who died v.p. after 1333 ; Peter, who did fealty for Standen Manor in 1339, and died circa 1341 ; and Nicholas, the last heir male of the De Glamorgans, who, dying 1362-3, left his six sisters, and a son of his sister Joan, then deceased, coheirs to the estates. JOHN L. WHITEHEAD.

Ventnor, I.W.

HUMOROUS STORIES : W. R. HICKS AND R. S. DONNALL'S TRIAL (10 S. ii. 188, 231, 355; 11 S. viii. 449; ix. 51). Thanks are due to SIR HARRY POLAND for his personal reminiscences of William Robert Hicks, as well as for the expression of his view that the place of the latter's "jury story" is properly in the regions of pure fiction. SIR HARRY POLAND seems, however, not to have been acquainted with the version of this story as it appears in ' Tales of Devon and Cornwall,' which in some respects differs considerably from the one in Collier's ' Tales and Sayings.' In the former there is no mention of any Cookworthy wrangle at the trial, and the doctor is correctly described as a witness for the defence and not for the prosecution ; whilst the dicta of eight jury- men are given, as against six in ' Tales and Sayings.' It is in ' Tales of Devon and Cornwall,' not in Collier's book, that the twelve hours' confinement of the jury is emphasized :

" ' We was locked up for twelve hours in a room.

Locked up for twelve hours, you know, Mr.

Wullyam.' You couldn't sit next a man for twelve hours wi'out knowin' what 'er was call'd, tho' 'twas in the dark.' "

An occurrence which goes far, at least in its results, to rival Hicks's elaborate or ela- borated fiction may be found in ' Hansard's Debates,' Third Series, ccxlix. 597, 676 (1879).

In ' N. & Q.,' 6S. iv. 367, a correspondent gave the names of two or three others of Hicks's good stories which are not to be found in either of the publications named above.

W. B. H.

DR. WILLIAM QUARTERMAIN (11 S. viii. 370, 470). Since contributing the short memoir of Dr. Quartermain I have read his will, and have made the following notes. After a religious exhortation he requests that his body shall be buried in the parish in which he dies (this was St. Martin's-in-the- Fields). His petition to Charles II. for a new grant of land seems to have been un- complied with (such petitions usually were),