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St. Peter's, and a third of one church, 1452 Rob. Lord, 21st Sept. by the fame, St. Mary's, and a third part of the half upon the resignation of Win. Tundies. ploughland which lies near the church 1452 Rob. Bi xer, 9 April, by the same, of St. Mary.
upon ihe deprivation of Rob. Lord. In Threekingham, Wido has a bovates 1491 William Doram, by the fime.
by the fame. of this land of Gilbert de Gand, of 1506 folm Lancaster, which the foke is in Folkingham.
1557 Rob. Nelson, 4th June, by k. Philip
and Q. Mary In Threekingham, s bovates of land, and a fixth part of 2 bovates, at geld. 1642 William Douglas,
1561 John Gray,
by I heophilus, The land consists of so many bovates.
Earl of Lincoln. Ulvier now has it of the king, and there
Here the Lincoln Register ends. is one fochman with one bovate and one sixth part of two bovates, and 3 vil
In the parish Register I find, lans with half a ploughland, and the 1597 William Brown died Vicar, June 26. half part of one church, St. Peter's, and
1610 Henry Hallewell, presented by the sixth part of one church, St. Mary, 1612 Samuel Atheron. and the one fixth part of 4 bevates, which
1623 Richard Exaris. lies near St. Mary's church.
1630 Thomas Lambe. Endowment of the Vicarage.
1675 John Marthel, presented by Richard In the Register- book of Bp. Wells, 1677 Henry Brereu ood, by the fame.
Wynue, esq. who began to preside over the fee of
1703 Robert Kelham, by the 1 me. Lincoln in the year 1209, is contained
1752 Potter, Ric.Gail.G.M.B. Wynne. as follows:
1758 John Towers, present Vicar, the Bio “ Thrikingham. Vicaria in ecclefiâ
shop, by lapse. de Trikingham, que es Fratrum Sancti
P. 794, col. 2, l. 30, r. “the road crofles Lazari de Burthon, consiliit in toto ai
the Welland river, then to Water Newton." taragio absque aliquâ diminutione, cuin
(To be continued.) tofto in quo nunc vicarius residet ; & ipsi Fratres Sancti Lazari procurabunt Memoirs of the Life of Dr. POBERT hofpitium archidiaconi, & luftinebunt HENRY. Au ber of ibe H Hory of in perpetuum omnia alia onera preter Great Britain, written on a new Plan.
R. ROBERT HENRY was the annuatim ; et valet vicarius v. marc', lon of James Henry, farmer at & eo amplius.”
Muirtown, in the parish of St. Ninian's, Queen Mary, Feb. 10, 1555, for a North Britain, and of Jean Galloway, fine of 100s. demiled to Anthony Pick• daugliter of ...... Galloway, of Bure eringe, gent. the tithes of Threeking. Fowmeadow, in Stirling time. He was ham, with their appurtenances, fos 20 born on the 18h of Februari, 1718; years from the featt of the Annunciaand, having early relolved to devote liimtion then next coming, at the annual felf to a literary profession, was educated rent of 100s. *
firit under a Mr. John Nicholson, at the Series of Vicars and Parrons, extracted parish-Ichool of St. Niniani's, and for
partly from the Records at Lincoln, tome live at the grammar school of Stirand partly from the Church Regulers. loog. He complied his courte of acaIncumbents or Vicars. By whompresented.
demical ftudy at the univerfiry of Edin1240 Reginaldus de litow, The matter and burgh, and afterwards becanic matter of
Brethren of the liofpital the grammar-ichool of Annan. He was of Burton Lazarus.
licenlcd tv preach on the 27th of March, 1261 Richard de Mackworth, b. t'ie fame.
1746, and was the first licentiate of the 1 262 Thio. de Trikingham, by the fame. fitfoy tery ot Annan after its creenion in12*6 Galfridus de Stretfield, by the tanie. tu a leparate presvitry. Soon after, he 1320 Hugo de Toiler, by the fame.
received a caii roma congregation of 1349 Robert Templer, by the same. Picíbrierian D ff nters at Caune, where 1352 Thomas de Brampton, by the same. he was ordained, in Nov. 1748. In this 13'7 Ricijard Gamul, by the same, Itaun he remainid iwtive liars; and, 1.400 Nicholas i rott, by the tune.
on the 13th of August, 1700, became 1406 William Smith,
by the iame, paftor of a Diller ng co gregai:00 in 1420 Johu ! yas,
by the fame.
Tucre. Hore he mar1423 Thomas Soner,
by the lame,
rid, in 1703, Anne Bridention daugh1440 Richard Sleaford,
by the lams.
of Thomas Barueriton, luigeon in 1452 Wm. Tundies, 17 Ju'y, by the fame..
Berwick; hy wł om he had no children, * Harl. MSS. No. 240, P. 144. but with whom he esjosed, lo ti.e end of
his life, a large share of domestic happi. repositories of historical information ness. He was removed from Berwick, to which this country has produced. The be one of the ministers of Edinburgh, in plan adopted by Dr. Henry, which is inNovember, 1968; was minister of the disputably his own, and its peculiar adchurch of the New Grey Friars from vantages, are sufficiently explained in its that time till November, 1776; and then general preface. In every period it arbecame colleague-minister in the Old ranges, under separate heads or chapters, Church, and remained in that station till the civil and military history of Great his death. The degree of Dotior in Die Britain; the history of religion ; the vinity was conferred on him by the Uni- history of our constitution, governo versity of Edinburgh in 1770; and in ment, laws, and courts of justice; the 1774 he was unanimously chosen Mode history of learning, of learned men, rator of the General Affembly of the and of the chief sensinaries of learning; Church of Scotland, and is the only per. the history of arts; the history of comson on record who obtained that distinc. merce, of shippiny, of money or coin, tion the first time he was a Member of and of the price of commodities; and the Assembly.
history of manners, virtues, vices, cusSoon after his removal to Berwick, he toms, language, dress, diet, and amusepublished a scheme for raising a fund for
Under these seven heads, which the benefit of the widows and orphans of extend the province of an hiliorian greatProtestant Dillenting Ministers in the ly beyond its usual limits, every thing North of England. This idea was pro- curious or interesting in the history of bably suggested by the prosperity of the any country may be comprehended. But fund which had, almost thirty ycars be- it certainly required more than a comfore, been established for a provision to mon share of iterary courage to attempt, Ministers' widows, &c. in Scotland. But on lo large a scale, a suhjeet so intricate the situations of the Clergy of Scotland and extensive as the history of Britain were very different from the circumstan- from the invasion of Julius Cæiar. ces of Diflencing Ministers in England. That Dr. Henry neither over-rated his Anouities and provilions were to be se.' powers nor his industry, could only have cured to the families of Disenters, with been proved by the Tuccess and reputation out subjecting the individuals (as in of his works. Scotland) 1o a proportional annual con But he foon found that his residence at tribution, and without such means of Berwick was an insuperable obfiacle to creating a fund as could be the subject of the minute researches which the execuan act of Parliament to secure the an tion of his plan required. His ficuation mual payments. The acuteness and ac. there excluded him from the means of tivity of Dr. Henry surmounted these consulting the original auihorities; and difficulties; and, chiefly by his exertions, though he attempted to find access to this useful and benevolent inftitution them by means of his literary friends, commenced about the year 1762. The and with their affittance made some promanagement was entrusted to him for íc. grefs in his work, his information was veral years; and its success has excreried notwithstanding to incomplete, that he' the most fanguine expectations which found it imposible to protecure his plan were formed of it. Dr. Henry was ac to his own fatisfaction, and was at last customed, in the lint years of his lite, to compelled to relic quilh it. speak of this inflitution wiih pecuiar af. By the friendihip of Gilbert Laurie, fection, and to refcet on irs progress and E'q. late Lv. Provoit of Edinburgh, and utility with that kind of fatisfaction one of his Majesty's Cuinmillioner's of which a good man can only receive from Excise in Scotland, who had married the “ the labour of love and of good works." filier of Mrs Henry, he was removed to
It was probably about the year 1763 Edinburgh in 1968; and it is to this that he firii conceived the idea of his Hir. event that the public are indebted for his tory of Great Britain ; a work already prosecution of the History of Great Brio established in the public os pion, and tain. His access to :he public librariis, which will certainly be regarded by pose and the means of supplying the materia terity not only as a book which has als which thefe did not afford him, were greatly enlarged the sphere of hiflory, from that time uled with so much diliand gi arifes our curiohiy on a variety of gence and perseverance, that the first vofubicels which fall out within the limits luine of his History, in quarto, was prescribed by preceding historians, but as published in 1771, and the Second in one of the most accurate and authentic 1774, the third in 1777, the fourth in
1981, and the fifth (which brings down ed no reputation. This was eagerly the Historv to the accellion of Hen. VII.) seized-on by the adversaries of his Histoin 1785. The subject of these volumes ry, and torn to pieces with a virulence comprehends the most intricate and ob and asperity which no want of merit ia scure periods of our hiftory; and when the sermon could justify or explain. An we consider the canty and scattered ma anonymous le:ter had appeared in a newsterials which Dr. Henry has digested, paper, to vindicare the History from some and the accurate and minute information of the unjust censures which had been which he has given us under every chap published, and afferring, from the real ter of his work, we must have a high merit and accuracy of the book, the au. opinion both of the learning and industry thor's title to the approbation of the pubof the auchor, and of the vigour and ac lick. An answer appeared in the course tivity of his mind : especially when it is of the following week, charging him, ia added, that he employed no amanuensie, terms equally confident and indecent, but completed the manuscript with his wih haring wiitten this letter in his own own hand; and that, excepting the first praise. The efforts of malignity seldom volume, the whole book, such as it is, fail to defeat their purpote, and to recoil was printed from the original copy.- on those who direct them. Dr. Henry Whatever corrections were made on it, had many friends, and cill lately had not were inserted by interlineacions, or in re discovered that he had any enemies. But viling the proof-theets. He found it the author of the anonymous vindication necessary, indeed, to confine bimreif to a was unknown to him, till the learned first copy, from an unfortunate tremor and respectable Dr. Macqueen, from the in his hand, which made writing extreme- indignation excited by the confident pely inconvenient, which obliged him to tulance of the answer, informed him that write with his paper on a book placed on the letter had been written by him.his knee initead of a table, and which These anecdotes are fill remembered. unhappily increated to such a dugrie, The abuse of the History, which began that in the last years of his life he was in Scotiand, was renewed in loine of the often unable to take his victuals without periodical publications in South Britain ; aitittance. An attempi, wlich he made though it is juftice to add (without after the publication of the firth volume, meaning to refer to the candid oblerva. to ernploy an amanuensis, did not fuc tions of English criticks), that in both ceed. Never having been accustomed to kingdoms the asperity originated in the dictate his componuons, he found it in. lame quarter, and that paragraphs and pottible to acquire a new habit; and criticilis written at Edinburgh were though he perievered but a few days in prin:ed in London. The same spirit apthe attempt, it had a sunlible etfeet on his peared io Sirictures published on the tehearth, Winch he never afterwards reco. cond and third volumes ; but by this time
it had in a great meafure lost the atrenHe did not profess to study the orna. tion of the publick. The malevolence men:s of language ; but his arrangement was sufficiently understood, and had long is uniforniy regu ar and natural, and his before become fatal to the circulation of style fimple and perfpicuous : and, as a the periodical paper from which it origi. book of facts and foliu information, rupnally proceeded. The book, though ported by authentic documents, his Hile printed for the author, had fold beyond tory will it and a comparison with any his most sanguine expectations; and had other Hittory of the same period. received both praise and patronage from
Not having been able to transact with men of the first literary characters in the the booksellers to his fatistaction, the five kingdom : and though, from the alarm volumes were originally published at the which had been railed, the booksellers risk of the author. When the first vo did not venture to purchase the property lume appeared, it was cenfured with an till after the publication of the fittb vounexampled acrimony and perseverance luine, the work was ellablished in the in leveral magazines, reviews, and news opinion of the publick, and at last repapers. In compliance with the usual warded the author with a high degree of cultom, he had permitted a firmon to be celebrity, which he happ:ly lived to enpublished which he had preached before juy. The Society in Scotland for propagating Dr. Henry was no doubt encouraged Chutian Knowledge in 1773; a compue from the firit by the decided approbation fiuon containing plain good-lenle on a of fome of his literary friends, who were common subject, from which he expect allowed to be the most competent judges
of his subject ; and in particular by one one as well as the other is delivered with of the most eminent historians of the great perspicuity, and no less propriery, present age, whose history of the same which are the true ornaments of this period, juftly pomesses the highest repu- kind of writing. All superfluous emtation. The following character of the bellifhments are avoided; and the reader first and second volumes was drawn up will hardly find in our language any pero by that gentleman, and is well entitled to formance that unites together to perfect. be inferted in a narrative of Dr. Henry's ly the two great points of entertainment life. “ Those who profess a high esteem and inftruction."-The gentleman who for the first volume of Dr. Henry's Hil. wrote this character died before the pubtory, I may venture to say, are almost as lication of the third volume.-The pronumerous as those who have perused it, gress of the work introduced Dr. Henry provided they be coinpetent judges of a to more extensive patronage, and in parwork of that nature, and are acquainted ticular to the notice and esteem of the with the difficulties which attend such an Earl of Mansfield. That venerable noundertaking. Many of those who had bleman, who is so well entitled to the bien so well pleased with the first, were gratitude and admiration of his country, impatient to see the second volume, thought the merit of Dr. Henry's Hifto. which advances into a field more delicate ry fo confiderable, that, without any fvand interesting ; but the Doctor hath licitation, after the publication of the fhein the maturity of his judgement, as fourth volume, he applied personally to in all the rest, fo particularly in giving his Majesty, to beltow on the author no performance to the publick that might fome mark of his royal favour. In conappear crude or hally, or composed be sequence of this, Dr. Henry was informfore he had fully collected and digested ed by a letter froin Lord Stormont, then the materials. Í venture with great fin, Secretary of State, of his Majesty's incerity to recommend this volume to the tension to confer on him an annual penperusal of every curious reader who de- fion for life of a hundred pounds, "confres to know the state of Great Britain fidering his distinguished talents, and in a period which has hitherio been re. great literary merit, and the importance garded as very obscure, ill supplied with of the very usetul and laborious work in writers, and not posielted of a tingle one
which he was so successfully engaged, as that deserves the appellation of a good titles to his royal countenance and fa
It is wonderful what an instruc vour.” The warrant was iflucd on the tire, and even entertaining book, the 28th of May, 1771; and his right to the Doctor has been able to compose from pension commenced from the 5th of fuch unpromising materials: Tanium se- April preceding. This penfion he en. ries juneluraque pollet. When we see joyed til his death, and always confi. those barbarous ages delineated by so able dered it as inferring a new obligation to a pen, we admire the oddness and fingu- perfevere scadiiy in the profecution of Jarity of the manners, cultums, and opi. his work. Freid the Earl of Mansfield nions, of the times, and secin to be intio. he received many other tellimonies of duced into a new world ; but we are ftill efteem, boch as a man and as an author, more surprized, as well as interested, which he was often heard to mention when we refleft that those Itrange per with the most aftelionate gratitude. forages were the ancestors of the present Theoclavo edition of his History, pub. inliabitants of this island. The obje lined in 1788, was inscribed to his Lord. of an Antiquary haid been commoniy ih p. Tie quarto editin had been dedia dislinguined from chat of an Historian; caice to the King. for though the latter thou d enter into The property of the work had hitherto ihe province of the former, it is thou yht remained with lumielt. But in April, ili at it th uld only be quanta bafia, that 1956, wiico an olavo edition was in is, fo far as is nec:ifait, wishout com. tendere, he correl the property to 11 il. prehending all the minute difquirions Calell and Stralian; reieriing to bimwhich gave such lupreme pleasure in the felt what ful remaineit untolu of the mera Anriqary. Our learned author quartu ewitin, which aini not then exbath fully reconciled these two harac ceed eight..one comple e fests. A few
His historical narravives are as full copies were alterwards printed on the voas thole remote times feem to demand, lures of which the tirit imprellion was and at the same time his enquiries sit the exhausted, to make up asuintional futis: anniquarian kind mii noiling which can and before the end of 1786 he told the be an object of doubt or curiosity, The Whoie to Meil. Cadell and Stiahan, By
the first transaction he was to receive has certainly finished the most difficult 1000l. and by the second betwixt 300l. parts of his subject. The periods after and 400l.; about 14001, in all. These the accession of Edward VI. afforded sums may not be ablolutely exact, as they materials more ample, better digested, are set down from memory; but there and much more within the reach of comcannot be a mistake of any consequence mon readers. on the one fide or the other.-Dr. Henry Till the summer of 1790 he was able had kept very accurate accounts of the to pursue his studies, though not with. sales from the time of the original pub out interrup:ions. But at that time he lication; and, after his last transaction loft his health entirely; and, with a conwith Meff. Cadell and Strahan, he found stirution quite worn out, died on the that his real profits had amounted in the 24th of November of that year, in the whole to about 3300 pounds; a striking 73d year of his age.-He was buried in proof of the intrinsic merit of a work the church-yard of Polmont, where it is which had forced its way to the public proposed to erect a monument to his meesteem unprotected by the interest of the mory. booksellers, and in spite of the malignant opposition with which the first vo.
Auguut 12. lumes had lo struggle.
OOKING into Dr. Llewelyn's “His The prosecution of his History had torical and Critical Remarks on the been Dr. Henry's favourite object for al. British Tongue, and its Connexion with most thirty years of his life. He had other Languages, founded on its State in naturally a sound constitution, and a the Welle Bible," published in 1769; [ more equal and larger portion of animal observe that, after taking notice that the spirits than is commonly possessed by li- British tongue is a language spoken by terary men. But from the year 175; thousands, and hundreds of thousands, his bodily strength was sensibly impaired. in the principality of Wales, and that it Notwithftanding this, he perfiited stea. is a language in which a number of dily in preparing his fixth volume, which books have been composed and publihed, brings down the History to the accession he adds, “ The Rev. Mr. Moles Wila of Edward VI. and has left it in the liams, a gentleman to whom his country hands of his executors almost compleato is many ways indebied, printed, abore ed. Scarcely any thing remains unfinish- fifty years ago, a Catalogue of Books ed but the cwo short cliapters on arts and publihed relative to Wales, and mostly manners; and even for these he has left in the Welsh tongue, which Catalogue materials and authorities so diftin&tly contains the names, and sometimes brief collected, that there can be no great diffi- accounts, of near two hundred books, of culty in supplying what is wanting. It is different fizes ;” and that, ince the printhoped that this volume may be ready for ing of the above Catalogue, several other pub'ication fome time in the present win- books, both original compositions and ter, or the fpring of 1792: and that it will translations, have been published in the be found entitled to the same favourable fame langurge. In a note luhjoined he reception from the publick which has been further says, that, for the perusal of this given to the former volumes. It was curious and uncommon Catalogue, he written under the disadvantages of bad was obliged to his communicative friend, health and great weakness of body. The Richard Morris, esq. the very worthy tremulous motion of his hand had in. President of the Cymrhedorion Society. crealed so as to render writing much This observation being communicated to more difficult to him then it had ever many of my Welsh friends, we are beheen: bui the vigour of his mind, and come anxious to peruse this curious Cahis ardour, were unimpaired; and, in- talogue, but are at a loss how to get at dependent of the general character of his ii, unless you will be so obliging as, works, the posthumous volume will be a through some of your correspondents, to Jasting monument of the strength of his favour us with it. faculties, and of the literary induiry The We ih language most certainly is and perseverance which ended only with raising its drooping head (not withitand. his lite.
ing the efforts of its late violent enemy, Dr. Henry's original plan extended. Dr. Squire); and we antieot B.jton now from the invasion of Bitain by the Ro- hope to see it patroniled and encourager'. mans to the present times. And men of Furnithing us with this Catalogue will licerary curiofity muti regret that he has probabis ve of service to the cause; and do: lived to complete his deligh; bui be therefore we intreat the aflirtance of such