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ciled churches, administered orders and confirmation. It appears from Strype, that in the Primate's

Hall, they occupied an interior place at table. OUR NEW VOLUME.

An Act of Parliament was passed for consecrating Although altogether unwilling to occupy with the coadjutors in Ireland, 1812, 52 Geo. III. c. 62. expression of our own feelings the space which we would

Gamaliel, Bishop of Sodor and Man, 1160. (Linmore gladly see filled by the communications of our

coln.) Friends, we cannot resist availing ourselves of the op- 1043. Siwaril, Archbishop of Upsula. (Canterbury.) portunity afforded us by the commencement of a Volume 1074. Ralph, consecrated to Orkney by the Archbishop to express our gratification at the approval which has at

and Bishops of Worcester and Lichfield. (York.)

1138. Ralph Howell, Bishop of Orkney. (York.) tended the step of beginning A New Series, and the no

1191. John, Bishop of Whitherne. (York.) less general satisfaction with which the INDEX TO THE Robert Gobson. (York.) First Series has been received. We are glad, too, of 1213. Henry of London, Archbishop of Dublin. (Lichthe opportunity which it presents to us of thanking the

field.) numerous Friends and Contributors to “ NOTES AND

1213. Thomas, Bishop of Down, 1213_1237. (Ely.)

1237. Walter de Blakeley, Bishop of Ossory, 1232—1244. QUERIES,” for their continued and valuable assistance.

(Lincoln.) William Egmund, an Augustinian ; Bishop of Pis

sinensis. (Lincoln.)

1240. John. (Canterbury.) Notes.

1253. Brendan, Bishop of Ardfert, 1237—1242. (Lich

field.) SUFFRAGAN BISHOPS.

1259. John de Cheam, Bishop of Glasgow. (Bath and

Wells.) At the present time, when suffragan bishops 1273. Reginald, Bishop of Cloyne, 1266–1274. (Linare so urgently required to assist the overtasked

coln.) bishops of England, the following list, taken from 1292. Peter, Archbishop of Lyons. (Lincoln.) my complete, but unpublished “Book of the 1306. Gilbert, Bishop of Aghadoe. (Worcester.) British Hierarchy," may prove interesting. Well

1312. John, Bishop of Connor. (Canterbury.) would it be if bishops in bad health, or incapable 1524. Stephen Segrave, Archbishop of Armagh. (Lich

1323. Roland, Bishop of Angers. (Canterbury.) of efficiently administering their dioceses from

field.) their magnitule, were supplied with coadjutors. 1325. Robert le Petit, Chancellor of Exeter. (Exeter.). Churches eminently adapted for being episcopal 1331. Peter, Bishop of Corbona, Hungary: died Jan. 19, sees are in every diocese : Westminster for Lon.

1332; buried in the Franciscan Priory, London.

(London.) don, Southwell for Lincoln, St. Germains for

Benedict, Augustine of Norwich, Archbishop of Cornwall, Bath for Bath and Wells, Bristol for

Smyrna. (Norwich.) Gloucester and Bristol, St. Alban's for Rochester, Robert, Bishop of Lamburgh. (Bangor.) Beverley for York, Middleham for Ripon, Co- 1348. Hugh, Archbishop of (Damestensis). (York.) ventry for Lichfield, Bury for Norwich, St.

1340. Thomas de Brackenbury, a Franciscan, Bishop of Neot's for Ely; while it would be easy to suggest

Leighlin, 1349—1363. (Ely.)

John Pascal, Carmelite of Ipswich; Bishop of ScuRomsey, Dorchester, Wrexham, Shoreham, Bre

tari; translated to Llandaff. (Norwich.) con, Slirewsbury, &c., for the remaining sees.

Robert Hyntlesham, Bishop of (Sanascopolis). By 28 Henry VIII. c. 14. the following suffra

(Norwich.) gan sees were proposed to be erected : Cambridge, 1353. William, Bishop of Tusculum. (Bath and Wells.) Hull, Berwick, St. Germains, Thetford, Ipswich, 1855. Thomas Bedingfield, Archbishop of Nazareth. Grantham, Huntingdon. Southampton, Guildford, 1382. William Bottlesham, Bishop of Bethlehem; titular Leicester, Nottingham, Shrewsbury, Penrith, Mol

of Raab, in Hungary; translated to Rochester. ton, Bridgwater, Isle of Wight, Colchester, Lei

(Canterbury.) cester. The following five were suffrayan sees

1387. Simon, Bishop of Achonry. (Ely, Winton.)

1397. Richard Fitzralph, Archbishop of Armagh." (Lichfor a time: Taunton, Shaftesbury, Marlborough,

field.) Dover, and Bedford. Gloucester, Bristol, Ox

1400. Robert Calder, Bishop of Dunkeld. (Winton.) ford, Peterborough, and Chester, were perma- 1408. Richard Messing, Bishop of Dromore, 1408-10; a nently erected. Westminster was a bishopric,

Carthusian. (York.) 1540-50.

John, Bishop of Dromore, 1410-19: died 1420. In the xxxvth Canon of 1603, suffragans are

(York.)

John, Rector of Threxton, 1400; Chancellor of named as ministering Holy Orders. And in King

Norwich, 1399; Archbishop of Smyrna. (NorCharles II.'s Declaration from Breda, he stated

wich.) his intention to found suffragans in every diocese. 1411. John Francis, Archbishop of Bourdeaux. (Lincoln.) Formerly suffragans were consecrated to serve

1416. Oswald, Bishop of Whitherne. (Durham.) in the absence of the diocesans on embassies, at

1422. John, Bishop of Narenta in Dalmatia. [Stecourt, or attendance on civil affairs. Sometimes

phanensis.] (Ely.)

1422. John Camere, Bishop of Aghadoe. (Worcester.) they had no titles : they consecrated and recon- 1424, April 1. Robert, Bishop of Emly. (Norwich.)

1426, Dec. 22. Robert, Bishop of Aghadoe [Gladensis].

cated at Oxford; Rector of Ludgershall; Bishop (Norwich.)

of Argos: died 1524; buried at Boston, of which 1428. Nicholas Wartre, a Franciscan, Bishop of Dromore,

he was vicar. (Lincoln.) 1419_1427. (York.)

John Underwood, son of William, a goldsmith, and 1441, Sept. 10. Thomas Radclyffe, Bishop" of Dromore,

Alice, of St. Andrew's, Norwich; Rector of North 1440–1489. (Durham.)

Creeke, 1505, and Eccles; he degraded John David Chirbury, a Carthusian, Bishop of Dromore,

Bilney: bishop of Chalcedon. (Norwich.) 1427–1434. (St. David's.)

William Gilberd, Abbat of Bruton; Bishop of Me1449. Thomas Barret, Bishop of Aghadoe. (Lincoln.)

gara. (Bath and Wells.) 1452. John, Bishop of Philippi. (Durham.)

Thomas Chard, a Benedictine; Vicar of Welling1449. Thomas Scrope Bolton, Bishop of Down or Dro

ton, June, 1512; Synterhull, Aug. 1521; Abbat more. (Norwich.)

of Montacute, 1515–32; Bishop of (SolubriJohn Clederowe, translated to Bangor, 1425. (Can

ensis); died Nov. 1541. (Exeter.) terbury.)

John Draper, Prior of Christchurch, Kants; Bishop 1478. Edmund Codisburgh, Archbishop of Armagh, 1477, of Naples. (Winton.) which he resigned 1480. (Ely.)

Thomas Swillington, Bishop of Philadelphia. (Can1 189. William Egremont, Bishop of Dromore, 1500

terbury.) 1504. (York.)

Thomas Hallam, Bishop of Philadelphia. (Canter14190. Thomas Vivian, Prior of Bodmin, Bishop of Me

bury.) gara; buried at Bodmin. Arms, Or, between 3 1519. Thomas, Bishop of (Pannadensis) in the archdiocese leopards' faces, gules; on a chevron, az. 3 annu

of Mayence." (Lichfield.) lets, or : on a chief of the 2nd, 3 martlets of the 1536. Thomas Mannyng, consecrated March 19, at Lam3rd. (Exeter.)

beth by the Primate and Bishops of Salisbury 1491. Thomas Cornish, Provost of Oriel College, Oxford,

and Rochester to Ipswich; Prior of Butleigh; 1493; Rector of St. Cuthbert's, Wells; Axbridge,

Rector of Heigham, Somerset, Oct. 2, 1499; April 3, 1489 ; Wokey; Chew, Oct. 8, 1505 ;

Master of Metingham College, Nov. 12, 1539. Banwell; Clevesham, March 15, 1502, Master of

(Norwich.) St. John's Hospital; Canon, Oct. 8, 1494, Chan- 1536. John Salisbury, consecrated March 19, at Lambeth, cellor, April 21, 1499, Precentor, Sept. 4, 1502, of by the Primate and Bishop of Salisbury and Wells; he died July 3, 1513; buried at Wells.

Rochester to Thetford ; translated to Sodor, April He was Bishop of Tinia in Dalmatia. Arms,

7, 1570. (Norwich.) Sable, between 3 roses gu. a chervon arg. (Bath 1536. William More, B.C.L., consecrated Oct. 20, by the and Wells.)

Primate and Bishops of St. Asaph and Sidon, in James Blakedon, Bishop of Achonry, 1452; trans

the Dominican Church, to Colchester. He was a lated to Bangor. (Bath and Wells.)

Master in Chancery; Abbat of Walden; Rector 1491. John Bell, Bishop of Mayo [Merionensis]. (Can

of Bradwell, April 20 ; West Tilbury, Oct. 5, 1534; terbury.)

Prebendary of Lincoln; York, March 11, 1538; Richard, educated at Oxford ; Dominican of War

Archdeacon of Leicester. (Ely.) wick; died 1502; buried in Blackfriars, Wor- 1536. Thomas Sparke, consecrated to Berwick; he was cester; Bishop of (Olevensis) in Mauritania.

B.D. of Durham College, Oxford; Canon of Dur(Worcester.)

ham, May 12, 1521; Master of Holy Island; Philip Pynson, a Grey Friar; educated at Oxford ;

Warden of Gretham Hospital. He died 1572, and Archbishop of Tuam, Dec. 1503—1506. (Here

was buried at Gretham. (Durham.) ford.)

1537. Lewis Thomas, consecrated June 24, at Lambeth, 1498. Richard Martin, Warden of Grey Friars; Rector of

by the Primate and Bishops of Rochester and St. Lydde; and Ickham. (Canterbury.)

Asaph (to Shrewsbury. He was Rector of Llan1500. Francis, Archbishop of Constantinople.' (Bath and turse, and abbat of Keymes. (St. Asaph.). Wells.)

1537. John Hodgskin, consecrated Dec. 9, in St. Paul's, 1513. John Young, D.D., consecrated July 3, in St. Tho

to Bedford; he was a Dominican, 1531; Rector mas D'acre Ilospital, London, by the Bishop of

of Lyndon, July 23, 1544; Vicar of Walden ; St. London; born at Newton Longueville; educated

Peter's Cornhill, April 2, 1555; Prebendary of St. at Winchester; Fellow, 1482 ; Warden, April 13,

Paul's, Nov. 26, 1548; he died July, 1560. (Lin1521, of New College, Oxford; Rector of Carfax;

coln.) St. Christopher Stock, Jan. 22, 1513, St. Magnus, 1539. John Bradley, Abbat of Milton; consecrated March London Bridge, March 30, 1514; Master of St.

23, by the Bishops of Hippo, Marlborough, and Thomas' Hospital, Aug. 12, 1510; Archdeacon

Bangor, to Shaftesbury, in St. John's Church, of London, March 18, 1514; Dean of Chichester;

Southampton. (Salisbury.) Judge of the Prerogative Court, 1517; Master of Andrew Whitmay, of Gloucester; educated at Oxthe Rolls; he died March 28, 1526, and was

ford; Bishop of (Chrysopolis); died 1546. (St. buried in New College Chapel. He was Bishop

Asaph and Worcester.) of Calliopolis in Thrace. (London.)

John Stonywell, D.D., born at Longdon; a Bene1513. Thomas Woolf, consecrated Sept. 13, to Lacedæ

dictine; Prior of Gloucester Hall, Oxford ; Abmon; Vicar of East Ham, May 2, 1514. (Lon

bat of Pershore, Oct. 16, 1527 ; Bishop of Pulati; don.)

he died 1552, and was buried at Longdon. (Wor1516. John Hatton, of York; educated at Oxford; Canon

cester.) of York, Oct. 24, 1504; Southwell, Feb. 15, 1506; Robert Sylvester, Prebendary of York, May 2, Archdeacon of Nottingham, Sept. 1506; Bishop

1541; Archdeacon of Nottingham, Jan. 31, 1549; of Negropont; died April 25, 1516; buried at Bishop of Hull; he died 1552. (York.) York. (York.)

Thomas Wellys, Prior of St. Gregory's; Chaplain 1518. Richard Wylson, Prior of Drax; Bishop of Meath,

to Archbishop Warham; Bishop of Sidon. (Can1523–30; buried at Bingley, York. (York.)

terbury.) John T.

2.D., a Minorite of Lynn; edu- 1558. March 2. Thomas Chetham, Rector of Bishops

bourne, March 21; Canon of St. Paul's, Oct. 10,

Lambeth, by the Primate and Bishops of London 1553; Wrotham, March 22, 1558; Bishop of

and Rochester to Dover: he was born at Sutton Sidon; died at Greenwich, 1558. (Canterbury.)

Valence; educated at Christ's College, Cam1558. March 8. Licensed to officiate; Christopher, Bishop

bridge; Rector of Llanarmon; Dudley, 1549 ; of Sidon. (Canterbury.).

Dunmow, Feb. 11, 1560 ; Canfield; Chart, Jan. 19, John, Bishop of Hippo. (Canterbury.)

1567; Prebendary of St. Paul's, Oct. 25, 1566; William Favell, of Collumpton; Prior of St. Nicho

Archdeacon of St. Asaph, 1559; Master of las, Exeter; Archdeacon of Totness, Aug. 10,

Eastbridge Hospital, 1594; Dean of Canterbury, 1549; Bishop of Hippo; died July 24, 1537.

Sept. 16, 1584: he died May 19, 1597, and was -(Exeter.)

buried in Canterbury Cathedral. (Canterbury.) Matthew Makerel, Abbat of Burlings; Bishop of 1592. John Sterne, consecrated Nov. 12, at Fulham, by Chalcedon. (Canterbury.).

the Primate and Bishops of London, Bristol, and Thomas Bele, an Austin Canon; Vicar of Wi

Rochester, to Colchester; he was Vicar of Ricktham, Jan. 28, 1528; Prebendary of St. Paul's,

mansworth, 1584; Witham, March 7, 1587: he Nov. 11, 1521; Prior of St. Mary Spital, London;

died Feb. —, 1607. (London.) Ranton; Abbat of Dorchester; Bishop of Lydda; 1848. G. T. Spencer, Bishop of Madras (Commissary). died Aug. 12, 1540, and was buried at Bury St.

(Bath and Wells.) Edmunds. (London.)

1856. Reginald Courtney, Bishop of Kingston ; Arch1537. John Byrd, consecrated June 24, to Penrith, by the

deacon of Jamaica (Jamaica.) Primate and Bishops of Rochester and St. Asaph;

What has become of Dr. Walker's noble protranslated to Bangor, 1539; and Chester, Aug. 5, 1541. (Llandaff.)

posal to endow a See of Cornwall, acknowledged 1537. Thomas Morley, Abbat of Stanley; consecrated in Parliament and by both Houses of ConvoNov. 4, by the Primate and Bishops of Lincoln cation ?

MACKENZIE WALCOTT, M.A. and Rochester to Marlborough. (Salisbury.) 1537. Richard Yngworth, consecrated Dec. 9, by the

Primate and Bishops of Rochester and St. Asaph
to Dover; Rector of Chidingstone, May 10, 1539;
Chart, May 28, 1541 ; Wrotham, April 3, 1546;

ETYMOLOGIES.
Prior of Langley Regis. (Canterbury.)

Merry England." - This expression, I appre1538. Henry Holbeche, consecrated March 24, by the

Bishops of London, Worcester, and St. Asaph, hend, conveys an erroneous idea to the minds of in Rochester Place, at Lambeth, to Bristol persons in general. It is usually supposed to translated to Lincoln. (Worcester.)

refer to the gay, joyous character of the English 1538. William Finch, consecrated April 7, in the Do- people of the olden time; whereas, as I hope I minican Church, London, by the Bishops of Ro

shall be able to show, it is like “ La Belle France," chester, St. Asaph, and Colchester, to Taunton; he was Prior of Braemar; Rector of West Carn

and such terms indicative of the nature and apmell, May 8, 1554; Prebendary of Wells, Jan. 6, pearance of the country, not of the character of 1557. (Bath and Wells.)

the people. 1539. Robert King, consecrated to Roan, near Athens, The origin of our word merry is the Anglo

translated to Osney and Oxford. (Lincoln.) 1539. John Thornden, D.D., Master of Canterbury Hall

: language, for I have not met any term resembling

Saxon minig, a word seemingly peculiar to that Prior of Dover, 1508; Rector of High Hardys, it in any of the cognate dialects. Its proper Dec. 23, 1505; Newington, Aug. 6, 1506; Har- meaning seems to be pleasant, cheerful, agreeable. bledown, Aug, 30, 1507; Aldington, June 21, Thus in the Canterbury Tales, the Persone says: 1512; Illogh Monachorum, Nov. 2, 1514; consecrated to Sirmium (Szerem) in Hungary.

“I wol yow telle a mery tale in prose;” (Canterbury.)

and this tale is a grave “ Treatise on Penitence," Richard Thornden le Stede, Monk of Canterbury ; Rector of Chidingstone, May 10, 1539; Chart,

to which merry, in its present acceptation, could May 28, 1541 ; Wrotham, April 3; Tentwarden,

never be applied. In like manner it is said of April 19, 1546; Adisham, 1554; Bishopsbourne, Chaunticlere the cock : June 14, 1554; Lydde; Proctor in Convocation, “ His vois was merier than the mery orgon," 1541; Prebendary of Canterbury, April 18, 1542 ; Vice-dean, May 17, 1556. Consecrated to which is not merry in our sense of the word. But (Syrinensis) and Dover: he proved false to his merry is also used of places : patron Cranmer, and was a great persecutor: he died 1558, and was buried at Bishopsbourne.

“Of erbe yve that groweth in our yerd that mery is.” (Canterbury.)

“ That made hem in a cite for to tarie, 1553. Robert Pursglove, born at Tideswell; educated at That stood full mery upon a haven syde.”

St. Paul's School, and Corpus Christi College, Lincoln is termed merry in the ballad of " Hugh
Oxford; Prior of Gisborne; Provost of Rother-
ham; Archdeacon of Nottingham, 1553,

of Lincoln ;” we also meet with Merry Carlisle founder of Gisborne School; Bishop of Hull: he and Merryland Town, in which the reference is died May 2, 1579, and was buried at Tideswell. plainly to the site, &c., of the place, rather than to (York.)

the character of the inhabitants. Merry England 1567. Richard Barnes, consecrated April 5, at York, to Nottingham; translated to "Carlisle, July 23,

is then, we may say, England that abounds in 1570; and to Durham, May 9, 1575. (Lincoln.) comforts, and is pleasant to live in. 1569. Richard Rogers, S.T.B., consecrated May 15, at I cannot help thinking that merry in its original

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1426, Dec. 22. Robert, Bishop of Aghadoe [Gladensis].

(Norwich.) 1428. Nicholas Wartre, a Franciscan, Bishop of Dromore,

1419—1427. (York.). 1441, Sept. 10. Thomas Radclyffe, Bishop" of Dromore,

1440_1489. (Durham.) David Chirbury, a Carthusian, Bishop of Dromore,

1427—1434. (St. David's.) 1449. Thomas Barret, Bishop of Aghadoe. (Lincoln.) 1452. John, Bishop of Philippi. (Durham.) 1449. Thomas Scrope Bolton, Bishop of Down or Dro

more. (Norwich.) John Clederowe, translated to Bangor, 1425. (Can

terbury.) 1478. Edmund Conisburgh, Archbishop of Armagh, 1477,

which he resigned 1480. (Ely.) 1 189. William Egremont, Bishop of Dromore, 1500

1504. (York.) 1190. Thomas Vivian, Prior of Bodmin, Bishop of Me

gara; buried at Bodmin. Arms, Or, between 3 leopards' faces, gules; on a chevron, az. 3 annulets, or : on a chief of the 2nd, 3 martlets of the

3rd. (Exeter.) 1491. Thomas Cornish, Provost of Oriel College, Oxford,

1493; Rector of St. Cuthbert's, Wells; Axbridge,
April 3, 1489 ; Wokey; Chew, Oct. 8, 1505 ;
Banwell; Clevesham, March 15, 1502, Master of
St. John's Hospital; Canon, Oct. 8, 1494, Chan-
cellor, April 21, 1499, Precentor, Sept. 4, 1502, of
Wells; he died July 3, 1513; buried at Wells.
He was Bishop of Tinia in Dalmatia. Arms,
Sable, between 3 roses gu. a chervon arg. (Bath

and Wells.)
James Blakedon, Bishop of Achonry, 1452; trans-

lated to Bangor. (Bath and Wells.) 1491. John Bell, Bishop of Mayo [Merionensis]. (Can

terbury.) Richard, educated at Oxford ; Dominican of War

wick; died 1502; buried in Blackfriars, Worcester; Bishop of (Olevensis) in Mauritania.

(Worcester.) Philip Pynson, a Grey Friar; educated at Oxford;

Archbishop of Tuam, Dec. 1503—1506. (Here

ford.) 1498. Richard Martin, Warden of Grey Friars; Rector of

Lydde; and Ickham. (Canterbury.) 1500. Francis, Archbishop of Constantinople. (Bath and

Wells.) 1513. John Young, D.D., consecrated July 3, in St. Tho

mas D'acre Hospital, London, by the Bishop of London; born at Newton Longueville; educated at Winchester; Fellow, 1482 ; Warden, April 13, 1521, of New College, Oxford ; Rector of Carfax; St. Christopher Stock, Jan. 22, 1513, St. Magnus, London Bridge, March 30, 1514; Master of St. Thomas' Hospital, Aug. 12, 1510); Archdeacon of London, March 18, 1514; Dean of Chichester; Judge of the Prerogative Court, 1517; Master of the Rolls; he died March 28, 1526, and was buried in New College Chapel. He was Bishop

of Calliopolis in Thrace. (London.) 1513. Thomas Woolf, consecrated Sept. 13, to Lacedæ

mon; Vicar of East Ham, May 2, 1514. (Lon

don.) 1516. John Hatton, of York; educated at Oxford; Canon

of York, Oct. 24, 1504; Southwell, Feb. 15, 1506; Archdeacon of Nottingham, Sept. 1506; Bishop of Negropont; died April 25, 1516; buried at

York. (York.) 1518. Richard Wylson, Prior of Drax; Bishop of Meath,

1523–30; buried at Bingley, York. (York.) John Tynmouth, D.D., a Minorite of Lynn; edu

cated at Oxford; Rector of Ludgershall; Bishop
of Argos: died 1524; buried at Boston, of which

he was vicar. (Lincoln.)
John Underwood, son of William, a goldsmith, and
Alice, of St. Andrew's, Norwich; Rector of North
Creeke, 1505, and Eccles; he degraded John
Bilney: bishop of Chalcedon. (Norwich.)
William Gilberd, Abbat of Bruton; Bishop of Me-

gara. (Bath and Wells.)
Thomas Chard, a Benedictine; Vicar of Welling-

ton, June, 1512; Synterhull, Aug. 1521 ; Abbat of Montacute, 1515–32; Bishop of (Solubri

ensis); died Nov. 1541. (Exeter.) John Draper, Prior of Christchurch, Hants; Bishop

of Naples. (Winton.) Thomas Swillington, Bishop of Philadelphia. (Can

terbury.) Thomas Hallam, Bishop of Philadelphia. (Canter

bury.) 1519. Thomas, Bishop of (Pannadensis) in the archdiocese

of Mayence. (Lichfield.) 1536. Thomas Mannyng, consecrated March 19, at Lam

beth by the Primate and Bishops of Salisbury and Rochester to Ipswich; Prior of Butleigh ; Rector of Heigham, Somerset, Oct. 2, 1499; Master of Metingham College, Nov. 12, 1539.

(Norwich.) 1536. John Salisbury, consecrated March 19, at Lambeth,

by the Primate and Bishop of Salisbury and Rochester to Thetford ; translated to Sodor, April

7, 1570. (Norwich.) 1536. William More, B.C.L., consecrated Oct. 20, by the

Primate and Bishops of St. Asaph and Sidon, in the Dominican Church, to Colchester. He was a Master in Chancery; Abbat of Walden; Rector of Bradwell, April 20; West Tilbury, Oct. 5, 1534; Prebendary of Lincoln; York, March 11, 1538;

Archdeacon of Leicester. (Ely.) 1536. Thomas Sparke, consecrated to Berwick; he was

B.D. of Durham College, Oxford; Canon of Durham, May 12, 1521; Master of Holy Island; Warden of Gretham Hospital. He died 1572, and

was buried at Gretham. (Durham.) 1537. Lewis Thomas, consecrated June 24, at Lambeth,

by the Primate and Bishops of Rochester and St. Asaph (to Shrewsbury. He was Rector of Llan

turse, and abbat of Keymes. (St. Asaph.) 1537. John Hodgskin, consecrated Dec. 9, in St. Paul's,

to Bedford; he was a Dominican, 1531; Rector of Lyndon, July 23, 1544; Vicar of Walden; St. Peter's Cornhill, April 2, 1555; Prebendary of St. Paul's, Nov. 26, 1548; he died July, 1560. (Lin

coln.) 1539. John Bradley, Abbat of Milton; consecrated March

23, by the Bishops of Hippo, Marlborough, and
Bangor, to Shaftesbury, in St. John's Church,

Southampton. (Salisbury.)
Andrew Whitmay, of Gloucester; educated at Ox-

ford; Bishop of (Chrysopolis); died 1546. (St.

Asaph and Worcester.)
John Stonywell, D.D., born at Longdon; a Bene-

dictine; Prior of Gloucester Hall, Oxford; Ab-
bat of Pershore, Oct. 16, 1527; Bishop of Pulati;
he died 1552, and was buried at Longdon. (Wor-

cester.) Robert Sylvester, Prebendary of York, May 2,

1541; Archdeacon of Nottingham, Jan. 31, 1549; Bishop of Hull; he died 1552. (York.) Thomas Wellys, Prior of St. Gregory's; Chaplain to Archbishop Warham ; Bishop of Sidon. (Can

terbury.) 1558. March 2. Thomas Chetham, Rector of Bishops

bourne, March 21; Canon of St. Paul's, Oct. 10,

Lambeth, by the Primate and Bishops of London 1553; Wrotham, March 22, 1558; Bishop of

and Rochester to Dover: he was born at Sutton Sidon; died at Greenwich, 1558. (Canterbury.)

Valence; educated at Christ's College, Cam1558. March 8. Licensed to officiate; Christopher, Bishop

bridge; Rector of Llanarmon; Dudley, 1549; of Sidon. (Canterbury.)

Dunmow, Feb. 11, 1560; Canfield; Chart, Jan. 19, John, Bishop of Hippo. (Canterbury.)

1567; Prebendary of St. Paul's, Oct. 25, 1566; William Favell, of Collumpton; Prior of St. Nicho

Archdeacon of St. Asaph, 1559; Master of las, Exeter; Archdeacon of Totness, Aug. 10,

Eastbridge Hospital, 1594; Dean of Canterbury, 1549; Bishop of Hippo; died July 24, 1537.

Sept. 16, 1584: he died May 19, 1597, and was -(Exeter.)

buried in Canterbury Cathedral. (Canterbury.) Matthew Makerel, Abbat of Burlings; Bishop of 1592. John Sterne, consecrated Nov. 12, at Fulham, by Chalcedon. (Canterbury.),

the Primate and Bishops of London, Bristol, and Thomas Bele, an Austin Canon; Vicar of Wi

Rochester, to Colchester; he was Vicar of Ricktham, Jan. 28, 1528; Prebendary of St. Paul's,

mansworth, 1584; Witham, March 7, 1587: he Nov. 11, 1521; Prior of St. Mary Spital, London;

died Feb. , 1607. (London.) Ranton; Abbat of Dorchester; Bishop of Lydda; 1848. G. T. Spencer, Bishop of Madras (Commissary). died Aug. 12, 1540, and was buried at Bury St.

(Bath and Wells.) Edmunds. (London.)

1856. Reginald Courtney, Bishop of Kingston ; Arch1537. John Byrd, consecrated June 24, to Penrith, by the

deacon of Jamaica (Jamaica.) Primate and Bishops of Rochester and St. Asaph;

What has become of Dr. Walker's noble protranslated to Bangor, 1539; and Chester, Aug. 5, 1541. (Llandaff.)

posal to endow a See of Cornwall, acknowledged 1537. Thomas Morley, Abbat of Stanley; consecrated in Parliament and by both Houses of ConvoNov. 4, by the Primate and Bishops of Lincoln cation ?

MACKENZIE Walcott, M.A. and Rochester to Marlborough. (Salisbury.) 1537. Richard Yngworth, consecrated Dec. 9, by the

Primate and Bishops of Rochester and St. Asaph
to Dover; Rector of Chidingstone, May 10, 1539;

ETYMOLOGIES.
Chart, May 28, 1541; Wrotham, April 3, 1546;

Prior of Langley Regis. (Canterbury.) 1538. Henry Holbeche, consecrated March 24, by the hend, conveys an erroneous idea to the minds of

Merry England.— This expression, I appreBishops of London, Worcester, and St. Asaph, in Rochester Place, at Lambeth, to Bristol; persons in general. It is usually supposed to translated to Lincoln. (Worcester.)

refer to the gay, joyous character of the Englislı 1538. William Finch, consecrated April 7, in the Do- people of the olden time; whereas, as I hope I minican Church, London, by the Bishops of Ro

shall be able to show, it is like “ La Belle France," chester, St. Asaph, and Colchester, to Taunton; he was Prior of Braemar; Rector of West Carn

and such terms indicative of the nature and apmell, May 8, 1554; Prebendary of Wells, Jan. 6, pearance of the country, not of the character of 1557. (Bath and Wells.)

the people. 1539. Robert King, consecrated to Roan, near Athens, The origin of our word merry is the Anglo

translated to Osney and Oxford. (Lincoln.) 1539. John Thornden, D.D., Master of Canterbury Hall,

Saxon minig, a word seemingly peculiar to that Oxford; Commissary of Oxford, 1506–1514; language, for I have not met any term resembling Prior of Dover, 1508; Rector of High Hardys, it in any of the cognate dialects. Its proper Dec. 23, 1505; Newington, Aug. 6, 1506; Har- meaning seems to be pleasant, cheerful, agreeable. bledown, Aug. 30, 1507; Aldington, June 21, Thus in the Canterbury Tales, the Persone says: 1512; Illogh Monachorum, Nov. 2, 1514; consecrated to Sirmium (Szerem) in Hungary.

“I wol yow telle a mery tale in prose;" (Canterbury.)

and this tale is a grave “ Treatise on Penitence," Richard Thornden le Stede, Monk of Canterbury; Rector of Chidingstone, May 10, 1539; Chart,

to which merry, in its present acceptation, could May 28, 1541 ; Wrotham, April 3; Tentwarden,

never be applied. In like manner it is said of April 19, 1546 ; Adisham, 1554; Bishopsbourne, Chaunticlere the cock : June 14, 1554; Lydde; Proctor in Convocation, “ His vois was merier than the mery orgon," 1541; Prebendary of Canterbury, April 18, 1542; Vice-dean, May 17, 1556. Consecrated to which is not merry in our sense of the word. But (Syrinensis) and Dover : he proved false to his merry is also used of places : patron Cranmer, and was a great persecutor: he died 1558, and was buried at Bishopsbourne.

“ Of erbe yve that groweth in our yerd that mery is.” (Canterbury.)

“ That made hem in a cite for to tarie, 1553. Robert Pursglove, born at Tideswell; educated at That stood full mery upon a haven syde.”

St. Paul's School, and Corpus Christi College, Lincoln is termed merry in the ballad of " Hugh
Oxford ; Prior of Gisborne; Provost of Rother-
ham; Archdeacon of Nottingham, 1553,

of Lincoln ;" we also meet with Merry Carlisle founder of Gisborne School; Bishop of Hull: he and Merryland Town, in which the reference is died May 2, 1579, and was buried at Tideswell. plainly to the site, &c., of the place, rather than to (York.)

the character of the inhabitants. Merry England 1567. Richard Barnes, consecrated April 5, at York, to Nottingham; translated to Carlisle, July 23,

is then, we may say, England that abounds in 1570; and to Durham, May 9, 1575. (Lincoln.) comforts, and is pleasant to live in. 1569. Richard Rogers, S.T.B., consecrated May 15, at I cannot help thinking that merry in its original

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