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the table an helmet, a large plume of feathers.]-Duke of Monmouth.-Duc D'Alva? [Fernandes de Toledo, Duke of Alva, 1557]. -Sir N. Carew.-Killigrew.-[William Cecil, Lord High Treasurer of England, hand on staff, chain, with Garter appended, in black. Another three-quarter, in striped jacket, black cloak, gloves on, a collar of the Garter, a high-crown hat, black beard, white ruff, • Anno 1596, æt. suæ 43.'—Vigilius, President of the Council in the Low Countries, 1560, a three-quarter, sitting in a chair, all in black, furred front, black cap.—Henry Fitzalan, Earl of Arundel, the last Earl of that name, a three-quarter. -Duke of Buckingham, a half-length.- Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, 1587 ; a three-quarter, staff in right hand, collar of Garter.--A full three-quarter length,

in a scarlet robe, a scarlet cap hanging back, narrow white ruff, a collar of the Fleece; over left shoulder a white robe; around the borders, on the white fur, this inscription wrote several times : AH EKOPRINS CD JE VAI EMPRINS.]

Geo. Allan.)” “ Dear Sir,

April 23, 1775. “ Lumley is a small village, about a mile Southward from the Castle, where there are remains of an antient Hall-house, supposed older than the Castle. That the Lumley family were seated here at the time of the Conquest, Camden and Dugdale are clear in; and from thence took their name. It has been said, but from what authority I cannot find, that the Castle was built in the time of Edward I. by Sir Robert de Lumley; many additions made by his son Marmaduke, whose son Sir Ra.de Lumley, 16 Richard II. 1392, obtained licence to make a Castle of his Manor-house. I am told there are several dates on different stones about the Castle, but could never get information what they are. You have, no doubt, taken such a description of the Case tle, and its pleasant situation, as to need no further notes from me; but I beg leave to observe (which, perhaps, you might neither see nor be told of) that about 300 yards South-west from the Castle are the remains of an old Chapel, wherein are several stones, apparently tombs, but no inscriptions, and sunk in the earth. Below this is an arched vault, which, it is said, has come munication with the Chapel. A stone now covers the entrance, and it is rather difficult to find. A tradition is handed down at Chester, that, about 170 years ago, some stones were taken from this Chapel, to mend a breach in the fishery dam across the Wear; but, whilst one stone remained therein, the dam could not be kept up. The Park was much larger formerly, and paled round, but now walled. There is a statue of Liulphus (ancestor to the Lamley family) mounted on a horse, in full proportion, placed in the great kitchen of the Castle. Soon after the Accession of King James to the Crown of England, in one of the tours he made round his kingdom, he was entertained by Lord Lumley at this Castle. The Bishop of Durham (William James), a relation of his Lordship, who was there on a visit at same time, think. ing to possess his Majesty with a grand idea of the importance of the Lumley family, began to acquaint the King with a gene

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ałogical detail of his Lordship's progenitors, and attempted to deduce their origin from a period so remote, that it exceeded every degree of credibility*' 'The King, whose patience was quite exhausted, stopped short the Reverend Genealogist, by saying, 'O Mon, go no further ; let me digest this knowledge I have gained; for, by my saul, I did na ken that Adam's Surname was Lumley!

Geo. ALLAN."

Downing, April 25, 1775. “ As I have not yet received any thing from Mr. Grose; I shall think myself very highly obliged if, for the future, you would send such favours as will lie within the compass of a letter, to my worthy and sincere friend the Bishop ; or, what is above that size, to me, at Mr. White's. I suffer much by this delay; and am sorry that your very kind intentions should be thus frustrated.

T. PENNANT."

Downing, April 28, 1775. “ A thousand thanks to you for the last, and every instance of your friendship. I just heard from Mr. Grose; but his letter was of long date, so no mention of your parcel. He is a most worthy man; but Hooper, his Bookseller, to whom he entrusted it, is shamefully dilatory. As the illness of some old friends will detain me from town, I beg you to accept instantly this slight mark of my gratitude. I am, with true esteem, &c. T. Pennant."

Hampden House, Bucks, April 28, 1775. “ Your favour of the 21st instant has just found its way to me at this place. You may depend upon my furnishing Mr. Collyert with a Gosset 1 of the late Bishop $, and of giving him any assistance in my power; but I much doubt his having a good likeness to engrave from, as there is not a Picture that is thought like him. I have spoke to an Engraver about a Mezzotinto from a Picture painted since his death by Brompton ; but that is far from a good likeness. There is not any Monument put up at Glynde to the Memory of the late Bishop; but within these two nionths I hope you will see one erected in Auckland Chapel, the inscription upon which will be an epitome of the History of his preferments ll. My Lord Bishop received your pacquet before I left town, and was much obliged to you for it. G. Brooks."

Downing, Muy 12, 1775. I give you my most grateful thanks for your last favour, and * Tour in Scotland, vol. III. p. 328.

+ The then, and still, very eminent Engraver, who is this year (1814) a very worthy Warden of the Company of Stationers.-His Father, Mr. Joseph Collyer (wbo died Feb. 20, 1776) was Trauslator of the Messiab and Noah, and the Death of Abel, and Autbor of a Dictionary of the World, a History of England, a System of Geography, and several other valuable works.

Isaac Gosset, the famous Modeller in Wax, and Father of the late Rev. Dr. Gosset, the celebrated Bibliomaniac.

By. Trevor's Portrait, which was adinirably engraved by Mr. Collyer, and which will be an ornament to my next Volume.

!! See this in Hutchinson's Durham, vol. I. p 588. & Register, Cursitor, and Auditor, tu Bp. Egerton.

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for the particular account of Lumley *. Mr. Grose informs me that he will send me the parcel, so that I flatter myself I shall not be long without it. I dare say that it contains full answers to all my questions; and that you have noted any particularity about Durham unnoticed by former Writers. Let me add a question or two, perhaps onnitted. Does the way called the Roman Lodge, which I observed a little South of Pierce Briége, continue into the Bishoprick ; and are there any posts or camps in its course? What kind of a room is the Library at Durban; and what number of Books?- This, with many acknowledgments, concludes the trouble about the present work. Let we give you a foresight of future. I mean to write out fair my Nortbern Journal of 1773, which will comprehend Weardale, from the foot of Alston Moor t, to Auckland; from thence to Barnard Castle, the diagonal of Yorkshire, to Spurnhead; thence to Pontefract, Howden, Doncaster, Derby, &c. When that comes in turn, peshaps I may resume ny queries ; and am, &c. Tho. PENNANT." “ DEAR SIR,

London, May 1, 1775. “The Antiquarian Society have lately published a very large Engraving of a Picture in Windsor Castle, representing a meeting between Francis the First of France and our King of England. My Lord Bishop asked me this morning whether or no you had | a copy. Will you be so good as furnish me with an answer to that question? I am, dear Str, yours, very truly, G. BROOKS.

May 5, 1775. “ I am much obliged to you for your kind offer of lending Mr. Collyer the Model in Wax of the late Bishop. I wish, at your leisure, you would call and see the Drawing. I think you will allow it a strong likeness. This post I have desired Mr. Collyer to wait on you. I had lately the honour of being admitted a Fellow of the Antiquarian Society, through the recommendation of my friend Mr. Grose (but since the publication of the famous Print you mention); therefore apprehend I shall not be entitled to a copy. I beg my most respectful compliments to my Lord Bishop; and if he has a spare copy, and thinks me worthy of it, he will confer a most singular obligation. I got half a dozen covers directed by Sir John Eden to Mr. Pennant. Ten thousand thanks to his Lordship for so ingenious a correspondent. G. A." “ Dear Sir,

London, May 18, 1775. “I have this day given Mr. Collyer the Model of the late Bishop I am now going into Sussex; if I can find an opportunity, I shall be very glad, before I set my face Northward, to give him a call, to look at the Work.-My Lord Bishop apprehends you will be entitled to the Engraving I mentioned to you, from the Society; but, if you should not, his Lordship will very gladly furnish you with his own.

Geo. BROOKS.

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* See p. 792 ; and Tour in Scotland, vol. III. p. 321.

+ This remained for a posthumous publication in 1801: as did the Continuativa ut it till 1804.

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Downing, June 17, 1775. : “On Thursday the 15th inst. and not sooner, I was favoured with your agreeable presents, which I received with that pleasure which results from gifts so very rare as they are. I heartily wish it was in my power to make an adequate return ; and by your silence I frar that the order for my own Travels never reached you ; if not, I shall cheerfully repeat them.

“As you collect the Seals of Abbeys, perhaps it may be in my power to assist you ; for last winter I bought (at the ex. pence of 201.) a copy of Dugdale's Monasticon, once the property of Anstis, with numbers of the arms of the Religious Houses done by himself, on the margin. Please to point out volume and page of those you want ; and, if they are there, my servant shall copy them for you. I am, with great regard, &c. T. Pennant." “ DEAR SIR,

London, June 24, 1775. “ In a Letter of the 13th inst. from Mr. Pennant to my Lord Bishop, he tells his Lordship that he has not yet received your last papers, and that he fears they have miscarried ; which my Lord Bishop orders me to communicate to you, with his best compliments. Upon enquiry at the office of the Society of Antiquarians, finding that you were in your own right entitled to the Print I mentioned to you in my last, I received it for your use ; it is now in my Lord Bishop's custody, and he will convey it to you when we move to the North.

Geo, BROOKS."

Downing, July 4, 1775. As our correspondence has been so long interrupted by your silence, I must hope no miscarriage of my Letters may have been interpreted as neglect on ny part. I imagine what you have said in your account of Pierce Bridge is all you can add about the Roman roads. I have, to the best of my power, transfused the substance of your collections into my book *, and flatter myself that you will not be displeased with them. Tho. PenNANT." “ DEAR SIR,

July 9, 1775. I have now three of your Letters before me, 28th April, 17th June, and 4th instant. What shall I say in excuse for nut answering them, especially that containing the order for your Travels, which I have since read-a favour that most certainly claimed immediate thanks? I deferred writing from post to post, and find there is no end of indolence. I stand convicteil; and therefore rely on your candour for an acquittal, only on promise of double diligence in future. You have not said whether you received the particulars relating to Lumley Castle; I hope they came safe. The copy you have of Dugdale's Monasticon, with Mr. Anstis's notes, must be valuable ; I wish I was near you, to transcribe them into mine. If there be any Drawings relating to this County, will be obliged to you for them. This morning one Mr. Bailey called on me (who has engraveil several Piates in Mr. Grose's Works) in his way to Pierce Bridge, to enquire after an

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Hermitage* for Mr. Grose. I accompanied him, but we could find no such place, or even any traditionary account of one, though I believe it will be found within three miles of the place. I met an intelligent old man there, who told me he remembers, about 30 years ago, taking up part of the old aqueduct that went through the present Town, as mentioned by Horseley ;that, in ploughing the Toft Close, their ploughshare grated on the old stone coffin-lid; on which, he, with others, removed the lid to the brink of the river ; after this, the coffin was dug up, and carried to an adjoining farm-house, where it was used as a swinetrough-that no swine ever throve that ate thereout, on which it was replaced where first found-he showed me where, but it is now quite covered with soil-says the coffin was six feet in length within, and about two feet broad at the head, and one at the bottom. I searched for the old Ronuan way, and found its direction very plain, a sketch whereof Mr. Bailey says he will draw next week and send me ; you may depend on having it inmediately. I inclose you impressions of a line coin found in the ruins of Tynebridge since my last, which, with the former, are Teserved for our friend the Bishop. You will observe by the papers a coffin has been found last week. I have been so much engaged of late in business, as not to have a spare hour to call my own; and a late capital failure in this place engrosses my whole time at present. Yet Mr. Pennant may be assured any request from him will be cheerfully executed by his, &c. Geo. ALLAN."

Downing, Sept. 16, 1775. “ Your obliging favour of July 9th should not have been so long neglected (for I do not love to follow bad examples), had I not been absent on a long ramble. I found it on my return three weeks past; and now beg your acceptance of my best thanks. The promised better impressions of the coins never reached me. Inclosed is il proof of Durham Cathedral, &c. I have doubts if the windows in the tower are right : be so good as to say whether they are rounded at top, or Gothic, or Pointed. I believe the former are more agreeable to the Saxon Architec. ture in other parts. The excellent account of Lumley Castle came to hand. The words on the border of the robe of one of the Pictures signify Alus, that I had undertaken it! Will this lead you to the name of the person t? In confidence, I submit to you the sheets from Hexham to Pierce Bridge † ; begging your strictures on them; and, if there is any thing to be added, you would point it out. Auckland & may, perhaps, receive addition. I do

* “The supposed Herniitage is on the Yorkshire side of the Tees, opposite Gainfurd. Mr. C'ade pointed it out to me several years ago, and insisted that it was Baddlefield Chapel, belonging to Darlington. The building is unroofed, but otherwise entire. It consists of a chapel and refectory or kitchen. Near it is a large elegant lancet arch over a glen There are no accounts of the se building's." G. A. J. + Tour in Scotland, vol. III, pp. 327.

Ibid. pr. 297-344. Ibid. p. 311.

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