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Account of Merton, Norfolk. eis is usual in country churches, fraga sering Baynard ; the 3rd' bears De ments of stained glass. Near the first Grey's; the 4th, Manning, quarterly pillar to the west stands the font, Az. and Gu. over all a cross patonce which consists of an octagonal bason between three trefoils slipped Or; the and shast, raised on a base of two 5th has De Grey impaling Manning steps, all of stone. The bason is lined The inscription, which has been reared with lead, and perforated at the bott off, was as follows: tom: The eight faces are ornamented Orate pro a'i'ab's Will' i de Prep är: with plain shields. The corners of the inigeri & Christianae uporis ejus, filiat lower part of the bason have angels, Joh's Mannpnge nuper de Ellingham with expanded wings, bearing shields. magna gener: pro a'i'ab'& omnium The covering, which is of wood, is benefactoru' suoru', pro a'i'ab's pro lofty, reaching nearly to the top of the quib's tenentur. Qui quide Willi'us arch: it was formerly gilt and richly obiit in festo Si'i Martini Ep. ano ornamented with tabernacle work, but d'ni MCCCC Irrid, dicta Christiana is now going to decay.

obiit in festo B'e'i petri ad vincula... The seats on the north side of the Another stone, partly corered by the Dave are open, and appear antient. hall pew, had five shields and an inOn the south side are four inclosed scription on brass, all gone. It was pews, built in 1813, and appropriated in memory of Mary, wife of William to the four farms into which the parish de Grey, son and heir of William de is divided. The ball pew, which is Grey, and sister to Edmund Beding of carved oak, and lined, stands at the field, esq. who died April 5, 1480. south-east end. Opposite to it, on the The arms were Grey impaling Bay, north side, are fised the reading-desk nard; Grey quartering Baynard imand pulpis, both of oak; the latter is paling Bedingfield, qnartering Tudenoctagonal,

ham. la the middle of the nave there is a The next stone, a little to the north, stoue, which formerly had this in- has also lost its brass and inscription. scription :

Against the north wall, under the Otate pro a'i'a Christianae Butken- first window from the chancel, there is bam nuper

uroris Beorgii Bucken- a monument for William de Grey, esq. bam filiae Will: de Grep armigeri, and his two wives. The brasses are que abrit fiiio die Junit 40 d'ni all remaining, except those which bore NCCC Cirrrrii. et pro a'i'a Agnetis the inscriptions. Ais effigy in armour, Berb quonda' filiae Francisci Herb är- with the arms of De Grey, is in a migeri, que diem clausit eftremum, kneeling posture, having his 'helm bizi sini mais mo (CCIrrrriiii.

lying by him, a scrowl issuing from At the east end of the above lies a his mouth, and De Grey's arms quarstone which had formerly five shields, tering Baynard over his head; behind viz, the ist has De Grey's arms t; him are his five sons in loose gowns I 2nd, now gone, had De Grey, quar- with a disrobed scrowl over i heir heads:

See BI. Ask. 1. 287.

In consequence of the paternal arms of De Grey being borne hy so many families, Sir Thomas de Grey, about 1300, totally omitted them, and assumed those of Cornberd, which he and his descendants for several generations bore as their paternal arms, vit. Az. a fess between two chevrons Or; which arms the Cornherd or Cornerth family took in imitation of the Baiuards, their superior lords, of whom they held great part of their escate, whose ustos are the same exactly as Cornerd's, only the field and chevrons differ in colour,

la all MSS. Visitations, &c. per Hawley Claren. tercp. E. VI.; per Harvey Claren. temp. Eliz: per Bishe Claren. 1664; the De Greys have used the arms of Cornerd, and in Bishe's Visitation the quarterings are thus entered : 1. Grey alias Cornerd, Az. a fess between two chevrons Of ; 2. Baynard, Arg. a fess between two chevrops Az.; 8. Barnsłon or Bernardeslon, Az. a fess dancetté Erm. between six crosslets Arg.; 4. Manning, quartering Az. and Gu. over all a cross patouce between three trefoils slipped'Or. Crest : on a torce of his colours a dragon's head erased. Or.

: 1. Edmund, see monument in chancel against the north wall.2. William, see mor pument in south aisle, south wall.---3. Fulk, was huried in 1560 in the south aisle of Carbrooke Church uear Watton, in the grave of Elizabeth Drury bis wife, who was buried Nov. 8, 1555. Theis gravestone, stripped of all its brasses, still remains. lo Blomeheld's time one shield remained, having the arms of Grey impaling Baynard.-4. ..-5. Daughters: 1. “ Gabriell Grey, the daughter of Mr. William Grey, was baptized the xxy of September 1551."- Parish Register of Thompson, Norfolk.


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14 Preservation of a Family on Ship-board during the Great Plague. (July, opposite to him is Mary Bedingfield, children, lived a little way out of town, his first wise, kneeling, with her three where her recollections of a visitation daughters behind her over her head similar to what she again expected, also has been a scrowl, and the arms often gave her much uneasiness on acof De Grey quartering Bayward im- count of her sons in the city. This paling Bedingheld, Ermine, an eagle occasioned her visits to be much more displayed Gu. quartering Tudenhain, frequent than before ; and her repeated lozenge, Arg. and Gu. Behind them adnionitions to prepare for the event is Grace Teye, his and wife, and their expected, by repentance and a change (wo daughters with dishevelled hair; of life, at length were thought officious, over her has been a scrowl; the arms and in a great measure imputed to of De Grey quartering Baynard, im- imbecility. But, as before observed, paling Teye of Essex, a fess, in chief the old lady had lived in London in ibree marilets, in base a chevron. the line of the great plague, as it was (To be continued.)

then called, 29 years before, viz. in

1624, when there died of all distempers Mr. URBAN,

London, July 14. above 54,000 people, exclusive of those 'HE fullowing narrative is collected in the out-parishes. One of the last in page 311 of your Magazine for May, their mother upon this subject was in which your Correspondent W. L. Č. February 1665, and then but one percalls “'The Fabius-like caution and son had died of the plague since De. firmness exhibited by a London citizen cember; so that the eldest brother during that dreadful visitation.". 'This once or twice jested with her and his may possibly possess some portion of sister on the subject, and, as the lalier interest to readers of a similar taste thought, a Jiule prophanely. It was with him, and, as well as my prior not abore a fortnight after this dise communication, is one among the course when the city had another. many traits of former times collected alarm, and one of her brothers, was during my limited researches into the the person that brought the news, antiquities of this great city; as such viz. that the plague had broke out again it is perfectly at your disposal. in St. Giles's parish, and that a whole Yours, &c. W. HamilTON REID. family was dead of it. The young lady

was in her chamber, when her brother Account of a Family preserved on Ship- coming up to her door, “Oh, sister,"

board in the Thames during the Great said he, "we are all undone !”, “UnPlague in 1665.

done,” said she, “what's the matter." TWO brothers and a sister, the He could not speak for some time, but children of one pious mother, a widow, at last continued" We are all unlived together in one house in the city; done, sister! my mother and you were the sister, the youngest of the fainily, both in the right, the Plague 1S BBwas about nineteen, one of the bro- GUN!” He then proceeded to give thers near forıy, and the other about her an account that iwo men had been twenty-six years of age. The sister, as buried in St. Giles's in the fields; well as the mother, was pious and that it was true there were but two well instructed; the brothers men of persons put in the weekly lill, but he business, in which they were much was assured that two or three houses taken up and engaged, but still sober were infected ; that five people were and orrierly people. Having been dead in one, and seven in another ; merchants and resided abroad, on their that the burials in St. Giles's parish, return 10 England, as partners, they usually 16 or 18 a week, had increased had large concerns on their hands, to 30." Though scarcely a day passed kept two or three servants and books without some reasoning on the com. keepers daily in the, mon calainity, many persons, and par. and doing business as well at the ticularly one in this family, endeawater side as at the Royal Exchange. voured io persuade themselves that the As the eldest of these brothers was a disorder had died away; but about the widower, and the youngest a bachelor, 3rd or 4th of May, the youngest brothe young lady their sister was their ther, having been out in the morning, housekeeper, and in a familiar way came into the counting-house, when, they called her their governess. The having sent a servant out of the old lady, with some of the younger way and shut the door, the elder im


1993. Praervation of a family on Ship-board during the Great Plague. 18 mediately asked him if he had heard something to communicate, he began ang bad newsmany thing more of the to tell one of the owners that he wonplague: " Any thing more of it? why dered he had not removed his family

uis come into the city: here's one dead all this while, &c. The captain was in the next street to us almosi, 'ris but some time before he would undertake in Bearbiuder-lane. Indeed, iny Lord to explain his proposal ; but being Magor seat two surgeons 10 search the pressed to come to the point, he replied, body, and they have both given it in Why, then, Sir, the short of the that he died of the Plague: he was a story is this-Have I not a ship here Frenchqan."

in the river? and is she not your own, This discourse having ended, the excepting a sixteenth which I have by elder brother went out, and found all your friendship? Here we have vice' the other had said was true ; the plague quals for her for four months for twentyhad infected five or six families in St. two men, and have put her up on the Giles's, near Long Acre, and had Exchange for Genoa, Naples, and Messpread down Drury-lane into St. Cle- sina. We have taken in no goods on nient's parish, and the other way into your account but some hogsheads of St. Andrew's, Holborn. Still it ap- sugar and about 50 fodder of lead for peared that many persons, especially ballast ; nor, as things are now, will shop-keepers, concealed the distemper any body ship off any thing; besides, as mucb as they could to prevent their 'tis to no purpose 10 go to sea; for no customers from leaving them. The nation in Europe will give us product, dead they pretended died of the spotied or let us so much as conie to an anchor fever, or any thing else they could get in any of their ports.". In a word, the the searchers to report for them." captain's proposal being adopted, the

This family, like the other that re- ship fell down from Rotherhithe to sided near Wood-street, Cripplegate, Deptford, and beds and bedding-linen after some deliberation, proposed get of all sorts, with all kinds of kitchen ting a stock of bread and beer into the furniture, and other family necessaries, house, and to trust to their mother in were packed up in cases, boxes, and the country, who sent them fresh pro- bales, as if for the use of passengers. visions every week ; but when it was All the plate and valuables of the faconsidered that no messenger or servant nily were fetched away by the ship's would dare to bring thein provisions long-boal, and another they borrowed, muck longer, this scheme was given for three days together, their own up as being then too late. At this servants assisting io put it on-board. time it appears the ordinary carriers The captain was equally industrious, had ceased going; besides, there was and in a few days they were as coin. no passing the roads; the towns were pletely fitted out and provisioned as if all guarded, the passages stopped ; and à voyage to sea had really been inthough they had got certificates of tended. health from the Lord Mayor, the city Their dwelling-house in the city, in began now to be so infected that no the parish of St. Margaret Pattens, they one would receive them-noinn would left lastened up with no one in it, the lodge them on the way. They had for care of it being consigned to the ordisome time left oft burying the dead in nary watch by nighi, and two poor the usual form and manner, especially men who took their turns in keeping in the out-parts ; but the dreadful cry the outer door by day, took in letters, of " Bring out your dead," between and attended to such business as might twelve and three in the morning, was casually occur. The letters were ornot heard in the city till the first week dered to be sent to a house at Greenin August. In that week more than wich; thence they were brought to the 4000 persons in the parishes near the ship's side, having been sprinkled with city walls, about Bishopsgate and Crip- vinegar, and then scorched at the fire. plegate, had died.

The ship continued at anchor a little This family, having debated three above Deptford about a fortnight of four days respecting their means of but finding by that time the dreadproviding for themselves, were happily ful increase of the plague that came relieved by the arrival of the captain of on eastward from the other end of a ship that belonged to one of ihe bro- the town, by the north side of the thers, which had been fitted out for a city, into Aldgate, Whitechapel, and voyage 6 Geaoa and Messina. Having Stepney, and raged especially in Wap


16. Presentation of a family on Ship-board during the Great Plague. (July, ping and Ratcliffe, and even dowa Barking Creek'; but here he was inio Blackwall, also that some persons formed by the fishing smacks at the had died of it in Rotherhithe and Dept- mouth of it that the plague had got in ford, they expected they should be, as there also. The truth they did not stay it were, surrounded ; so the captain, at to ascertain, but came back. their request, weighed and fell down: The merchant after this growing imthe river 10 Bugby's Hole, a secure patient, they weighed and went down place for ships to ride in,

io Greenhithe, where they heard that The vessel they were in carried 16 the plague was at Gravesend, Chatguns, and could carry 24; so that they ham, and Rochester, but happily this lived at large, and had room enough. news proved premature ; yet as the The merchants and family had the merchant could not bear to be any great cabin and steerage to themselves, where with the ship, if the plague was with some others built for his maid. beyond him, he made the captain fall servants and children in the gun-room. down again to Gravesend, and passing The captain had the round-house and the town he came to an anchor below the little room before it, which they a place since called “ The New Tacalled the cuddie, for his family, and vern," being as far as the custom-house the quarter deck was their parade, officers would let him pass without over which an awning was thrown; cleariug. and being closely covered at the top and In fine, they agreed ai last to come sides, it appeared like a great hall. up the river again, not to Greenhithe Here they rode with much satisfaction where they lay before, but to the upper all the rest of the month of August, part of what they call Long Reach. when the last weekly bill amounied 10 Here they had good and safe riding, the frightful number of 7496), exclu- though not without some blustering sive of those who died in Depiford weather. Here lay six other vessels, and Greenwich.

two above them, and four below; and While they thus lay in Bugby's though they did not go on-board each Hole, the captain and the merchant's other, yet they soon became acquainted, brother ventured down to Woolwich, and conversed upon the state of public or to the upper end of the town; but affairs. They soon found these were did not go on shore; neither were the outward-bound ships, but enbargoed, people willing at first that they should, as it were, by the general calamity; not knowing whence they came, or that the captains had all their families how they fared on-board. "They were on-board, with others, and had fallen the more wary, as they knew that in down there for safety from the plague ; the parishes of Bromley, Blackwall, and that hitherto there had not been Poplar, Limehouse, Bow, Old Ford, the least illness among them. They Beihnal Green, Mile End, &c. there had not been there above three days, died 1026 that very week.

when the headmost ship made a signal However, the visit to Woolwich to the rest, which they found was to answered the purpose intended. They know if they would join in a weekly learned that the town was not yet in- fast, which ihe six ships had observed fected, excepting two houses at a little ever since they rode there, to beg of distance towards Greenwich, where the Almighty 'to preserve them from three or four had died; that the mar- the pestilence; and further stated, that ket was yet pretty well supplied with they should be glad if these would join provisions : so they got a poor woman thein in it. This being agreed to, an of that place to purchase them fresh officer in a boat informed the single butter, eggs, and a good deal of garden ship that they began at eight the next stuff. Apples in particular were a great morning, and resolved not to eat or relief to them, having been so long drink till six in the evening. Accord. confined to salt meats, very different ingly, they kept a most religious day of froin their former way of living. They fasting and humiliation; the captain also purchased such fresh meats as and his family remained in the roundpork and veal. But by the next mar- house, &c. and none of them were en. ket day the plague had gol so far into ployed otherwise than in reading and the town that the country people came acis of devotion during that day. but very thinly to market. This source Three days after this, Sept. 6, 1665, being thus interrupted, the captain they received the Weekly Bill of Mor made a little voyage in his boat to tality, stating that from the 29th of


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