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us. ix. MAY 9, i9i4.] NOTES AND QUERIES.


AN OPERA PASS (US. ix. 309). In The Daily Mirror, 6 May, 1913, there was an account of an opera pass being found in a garden at Clapham, inscribed : " Opera, 1799-1800, U Lushington 1. Box No. 65." Lucy Eleanor, eldest daughter of the Earl of Harborough, married in 1817 Col. Hon. Henry C. Lowther, son of the Earl of Lons- dale. R. J. FYNMORE.


BRIEFS (11 S. ix. 307). See the article on 4 Briefs at Tollesbury, 1707-31,' by the Rev. Andrew Clark, LL.D., in the Essex Archaeo- logical Transactions, vol. xiii. part iii. (1914), in which one is informed :

" The system of briefs, in all its details, is adequately described, from records preserved in the Central Briefs Offices, by W. A. Bewes, in his ' Church Briefs ' (1890), one of the most thoroughly satisfactory antiquarian books ever published."

PALLAVICINI (US. ix. 270, 314). Salmon in his ' History of Essex ' states that in Chip- ping Ongar Church are the epitaphs for Horatio Pallavicini, Esq., who died 1648, and for Jane, daughter of Sir Oliver Cromwell of Hinchinbroke, wife of Tobias Pallavicini, Esq. She died 1637. Muilman states in his " History of Essex " that the latter epitaph (which is on black marble within the com- munion rails) is in Latin, and gives a trans- lation of it. WILLIAM GILBERT.

35, Broad Street Avenue, E.C.

HEART-BURIAL (US. viii. 289, 336, 352, 391, 432, 493; ix. 38, 92, 234, 275). A recent anonymous description of Rhine scenery (German) says under ' Bingen ' : .

" Quite close to the bank lies a millstone, in the centre of which is permanently fixed a receptacle containing the heart of Prof. Niklas Vogt. This celebrated investigator of Rhenish history had requested this to be done from his great love for the River Rhine."


University College, Nottingham.

CARDINAL IPPOLITO DEI MEDICI (11 S. ix. 87. 137). The costume worn by the Cardinal in Titian's picture does not appear to be Hungarian, but the one worn by him when leaving Rome as described by Marino Sanuto. I do not know what Mr. Chris- topher Hare's authority is for those other statements, that the Cardinal had been to Hungary, and that he rode at the head of his company of 8,000 Hungarians. According to Marino Sanuto, his commissioners had never been able to raise more than 2,000, and these, as we know from other sources, were led by tho Hungarian captain " Turco

Valente." Ippolito never crossed over into Hungarian territory. From Linz he went to see Vienna, and upon his return thence he had an opportunity of seeing Turks on the other side of the river, who swore at him in their own tongue, and shot at him, but the bullets did not cross the river.

L. L. K.

REGISTER OF DEATHS OF ROMAN CATHO- LICS BEFORE 1837 (11 S. ix. 330). I regret I cannot answer L. L. K.'s query, but, as most of the French refugees at the end of the eighteenth century and the beginning of the nineteenth were buried in Old St. Pancras Churchyard, he might find the date of the burial of his particular French refugee in W. E. Brown's ' St. Pancras Open Spaces ' (St. Pancras, 1902).


Many Roman Catholics at that period were buried in Old St. Pancras Churchyard. It would be worth while to search the Parish Register there. Some burials also took place at St. Aloysius' Chapel, Somers Town, L. L. K. does not give the name of his refugee. G. S. PARRY.

17, Ashley Mansions, S.W.

[MR. J. LAXDFEAB LUCAS also thanked for reply.]

JOHN SWINFEN (US. ix. 307). According to the ' D.N.B.,' he was born in 1612 at Swinfen, near Lichfield, the eldest son of Richard Swinfen, to whose estates he suc- ceeded in 1659. The family originally came from Leicestershire (Nichols, ' Leicester- shire,' iv. 546 ; ' Visit. Leicestershire,' Harl. Soc., p. 134). He died 12 April, 1694, and was buried at Weeford, Staffordshire. One of his descendants was John Jervis, first Earl of St. Vincent, the naval commander. His third son Francis was father of Samuel Swynfen, or Swinfen (1679-1734), a physician at Lichfield, and godfather of Dr. Samuel Johnson. A. R. BAYLEY.

LEYSON FAMILY (11 S. ix. 248, 312). This family claims descent from Jestin ab Gwrgan, last native prince who ruled Glamorgan. The earlier, lines in the descent are doubtful. The various families claiming to spring from Jestin adopted patronymics in the fifteenth, sixteenth, seventeenth, and eighteenth centuries, and these names natur- ally differ. One of the families took the name Leyson. See Clark's ' Limbus Patrum Morgaiiise ' and Sir T. Phillipps's privately printed ' Pedigrees of Glamorgan.'