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ii s. ix. JAX. i?, ion.] NOTES AND QUERIES.

Abbey, 23 Feb., 1633/4. He died at Valla- dolid, 19 June, 1652, and was buried in the Jesuits' church there, whence his bones were removed and reinterred in Westminster Abbey, 24 June, 1678. On his death with- out surviving offspring, his honours became extinct.

Francis Cottington, first son of Charles Cottington of Fonthill Gifford, was born before 14 Oct., 1687. In April, 1716, he was created, by the titular James III., Baron Cottington of Fonthill Gifford, co. Wilts, with remainder, failing heirs male of his body, to his brother John and his heirs

male. He married , who died 2 Sept.,

1728. He died 8 Sept., 1728, at West

Wy combe, Bucks.

Francis Cottington, son and heir, a minor at his father's death, is believed to have died March, 1758.

See * The Complete Peerage,' by G. E. C., edited by the Hon. Vicary Gibbs, vol. iii., 1913, pp. 462, 463. Most of the above appears in the original edition by G. E. C(ok- ayne). The name of Maurice does not appear in either family as given in the "* Complete Peerage.'

For some particulars of Lord Cottington 111 the time of Charles I. see Jesse's ' Memoirs of the Court of England during the Reign of the Stuarts,' new edition, 1855, vol. i. pp. 328, 331, 340. ROBERT PIERPOINT.

A short article about the Cottington family, by the Rev..F. W. Weaver, F.S.A., of Milton Clevedon, near Evercreech, Somerset, appears at the commencement of vol. iv. of Notes and Queries for Somerset and Dorset; and a pedigree of the family for three generations is given in ' The Visitation of the County of Somerset in the Year 1623' -{Harleian Society).

Francis, Lord Cottington, was the youngest of the four sons of Philip Cottington, who was the second son of another Philip Cot- tington of Leigh-upoii-Mendip, Somerset, who died in 1585. Mr. Weaver says that on Lord Cottington dying without issue in 1652 the title became extinct, and that his nephew Francis, son of his brother Maurice and Joan Jenes, was knighted, and became possessed of the estate of Fonthill, Wilts. This nephew's " son and grandson, both named Francis, lived and died there, but his great-grandson (also Francis) sold the -estate to Beckford."

Reference is made by Mr. Weaver to a pedigree of the family sent to him by the late Rev. Frederick Brown, in whose col- lection of ' Somersetshire Wills ' (Fourth

Series, pp. 107 and 108) are abstracts of the wills of Francis Cottington of Fonthill Gifford (dated 1 Dec., 1666), Elisabeth Cottington (dated 30 April, 1675), and John Cottington of Goodmaston or Godminster, near Bruton, Somerset (dated 16 Oct., 1724).

Pepys, under date of 6 Dec., 1667, gives in his ' Diary ' a story told him by Sir J. Minnes of Lord Cottington, who, wanting a son, intended to make his nepVew (a country boy) his heir, but " did alter his mind upon the boy's being persuaded by another young heir, in roguery, to crow like a cock at my Lord's table, much company being there."

It was the eldest son of Phil'p Cottington of Leigh-upoii-Mendip who settled at Frome,



Wellington, Somerset.

See G. E. C.'s ' Complete Peerage ' (vol. iii. p. 384), where an account is given varying in many respects from the statements in

E. R. C.'s query



One or the other is sadly Burke' s ' Extinct Peerage ' and ' Titles of Honour ' agree with

G. E. C., who, however, needs no confirma- tion. Is not your correspondent confusing this with the Cottington peerage created by James III. ? For a full life see the ' D.X.B.


" BARRING-OUT " (11 S. viii. 370, 417, 473. 515). Miss Edgeworth's ' Barring-out ' is to be found in 'the Parents' Assistant,' and not, I think, in ' Moral Tales." My copy of ' The Parents' Assistant ' contains it as well as ' Lazy Lawrence ' and ' Old Poz,' as mentioned by ST. S WITHIN.


THE GREAT EASTERN : ALBERT SMITH'S SONG (US. viii. 506). A. N. Q. does not give the refrain of Albert Smith's amusing song quite correctly. It ran :

Beside our Press we must confess

All other sheets look small,

But GdHffncmffi Messenger

Is the largest of them all.


St. Stephen's Club, Westminster.

Relative to the accident to the above o-reat steamship in September, 1859, your readers may perhaps be amused by the following little incident, A friend of mine was then stopping with his family on the sea-front at Hastings, and at the time the great ship hove in sight they were just sitting down to tea. Taking up his telescope, my friend took a long view of the Leviathan