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LONDON, SATURDAY, JANUARY 5, 1884.

on the subject-to proceed in the matter soon

after his accession (Cal. State Papers, Dec. 30,1625). CONTENTS.- No 210.

Nothing further is heard of the scheme. Mr. NOTES:-Sir Francis Barnham and a proposed Academy of

Thompson Cooper has given a brief account of it Literature, 1-The Orkneys, 2-Curiosities of Superstition f Italy. 4-Gersuma-Occam=Oakum-Post Office Perse in his notice of Edmund Bolton in his little Bioverence - Parliament in Guildhall, 6 - Hutton-Cranswick

Igraphical Dictionary, and some reference to it is Fon.-Curious Blunder, 7.

made in the first volume of the Archeologia QUERIES:-Quaint Phrases of John Marstop, 7-Best ManKing James's "Book of Sports"-Shrine of St. John of

apping-Buried Cities-Royal Cosmographers-“Bisoms Ione"-Shag-ear'd-Matthews Family, 8-Bear-skin Jobber _"Down in the mouth"-General 'Grosvenor: General posed academy. I imagine from Rose's account Wolfe-Site of Tomb Wanted-Earliest Glasgow Directory that such must exist, and I shall be grateful if -MSS. of Dr. Andrew Brown - Pemberton's Parlour "Reminiscences of Halt a Century"-Bridgham Family, 9

any readers of "N. & Q." can help me to find it. Sir Henry Hayes-Castle Foggies -Archbishop's Barge Assuming the trustworthiness of Rose's state" Itinerary" of Richard of Cirencester-Halsaker, Loynacle,

ments, I cannot comprehend the claims of Sir and Satriston " Vita di Oliviero Cromvelle" "Day's Journey of the Sun"-Prisoner of Gisors - Charles Bannister Francis Barnbam to admission to a literary -Authors Wanted, 10.

academy. According to Rose, he was the author of REPLIES:-Wooden Tombs and Emgies, 11-Former Royal

an unprinted history of his family, of which I have Inhabitant at Eastwell, 12-Mould of the Head-Dates on Fonts, 13-Setting the Thames on Fire-The Word Gá been unable to find other mention. A letter from *Hundred of Launditch" - Romano-British Liturgy, 14

him to Mr. Griffith, the Lord Privy Seal's secreGoodwin Sands-"God be with us " the Devil-Fowler Pamily-Spread - Harris of Boreatton, 15-Reynolds-Sir

tary (July 3,1613), in Lansdowne MS. 255, No. 155, Jobn dingsells Leeke-Red Castle-Glastonbury Thorn and some account of his connexion with Boughton Fifth Centenary of Wycliffe, 16-A Fellowship - Warine

Monchelsea (Monchensey), co. Kent, in Harleian Wose-Napoleonic Prophecy-Christmas Eve ObservanceCaroline, Countess of Dunraven-Lady Belienden, 17-Aaron MS. 6019, represent all that I have been able to Burr : Turnerelli-Cardinal Pole-University Cap-Daniel Rece-Awne: Own: One-Continuation of the “Sentimental

and no printed catalogue of MSS. at the Bodleian Journey," 18-Authors Wanted, 19. YOTES ON BOUKS:-Tuer's “ London Cries"-Palmer's or in the Cambridge University Library refers to *Narrative of Events connected with the Publication of

him. I have noted, as Rose, with his customary Tracts for the Times"-Gerald Massey's "Natural Genesis." Kotices to Correspondents, &c.

perfunctoriness, has failed to do, several facts of interest concerning his family, but of his personal

history or literary fame I have ascertained little. Agtes.

I should be grateful for further information.

Sir Francis was the eldest son of Martin BarnSIR FRANCIS BARNHAM AND A PROPOSED

ham, of London and Hollingbourne, co. Keot, ACADEMY OF LITERATURE UNDER JAMES I.: / by his second wife. Judith. daughter of Sir Martin THE FAMILY OF LADY BACON.

Calthorpe, Knight, of London, and grandson of In the meagre notice of Sir Francis Barn- Francis Barnham, merchant, who was elected ham given in Rose's Biographical Dictionary Alderman of Farringdon Without on December 14, it is stated that he and his father-in-law 1568, and Sheriff of London in 1570. Martin Sampson Lennard were, about 1620, nominated Barnham was Sheriff of London in 1598, was members of a proposed academy of literature, to knighted on July 23, 1603 (Nichols's Progresses of be called the Academy Royal, and to be attached James I., i, 214), and dying on December 12,

the Order of the Garter. Of the scheme 1610, at the age of sixty-three, was buried in St.

this academy something more than Rose Clement's, Eastcheap (Stow's London, ed. Strype, Llls us may be learnt from two volumes among bk. ii. p. 183). Of the three younger brothers of Abe Harleian MSS. (6103 and 6143), where its Martin Barnham, Benedict (the most important erginal projectors explain their intentions at member of the family) was educated at St. Alban's Lagth, but its history has never been written and Hall, Oxford (Wood's Antiquities, ed. Gutch, p.659),

very obscure. The object was to establish a was a liveryman of the Drapers' Company, became Brotherhood under royal favour to foster learning Alderman of Bread Street Ward on October 11,

to direct the labours of all “writers in 1591, and served the office of sheriff in the same amanitie." Between 1617 and 1620 the project year. He joined the Society of Antiquaries, btained much influential support, and Bucking- originally formed by Archbishop Parker in 1572, ham and the king freely assented to it. In 1622 of which Aubrey, Camden, and Spelman, among a James I. bade Prince Charles take the necessary number of smaller antiquaries, were conspicuous teps for putting it in practice (Cal. State Papers, members, the dissolution of which about 1612 Tane 25, 1622), but James died before anything had originally suggested the formation of a literary 23 done, and Charles I. was solicited in vain by academy (Archeologia, i. xx). Benedict died on dmund Bolton-who had taken an active part in April 3, 1598, at the age of thirty-nine, and an zanging the preliminary details, and has been elaborate monument was erected above his grave redited with the authorship of the Harleian MSS. in St. Clement's, Eastcheap (Stow, ut supru).

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