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NOTES. TOWYS-LAND CLUB MUSEUM. Nt tes on some of ti e articles exhibited at the Powys-land Club Annual Meeting, 7th Oct., 1S72 THE GOLD CHAUC*. belonging to Welshp0(> parish church. It was given by Thom is ÐáV., s, B (! in IGö2. It bears the following Latin inscriptions- Ihomas Davies Anglorum in Africa. pla-a, occidentitll I)rocur.,ttor gencralis ob vit.am multifaria Dei misencoraia ibidem con- servation -calicem hunc e purissimo a^ro Lvcjniano con- flatum (a), Dei honori et ecclesiffi de Welshpoole ministerio pernetuo sacrum voluit. A quo usu b.S. siquis facinorosus eundem Calicem in posterum alienaret (quod ivertat Deus) Dei viudicis supremo tribunali pajuas luat. Cal. Apr. ix., MDJLXI1." Tne ehalice is stated to be of the value of sterling In a printed copy of the inscription in some books between the words eondatanVand "Dei," at (a) the following words have been interpolated clxviii minis valentem." This interpolation probably is the authority for the value of the chalice. It appears t be of the purest gold, but it is open to doubt whether i.t is so valuable as the interpolatiün would indicate. The weight of it would be the best test. The following shield of arms are engraved upon it, but the tinctures do not appear: "vir. a lioa passant sa., between three fleurs-de-lis pu. Theyare the armorial bearings of several leading families in Mont- goniery, hire -I-'tigh of Mathafarn, Pryce of Gunley, and others. They may lead to the identification of the donor, Thomas Davies. (See 0. A., July 10.) A SILVER CHRISTENIN G B AVL, belonging to the same ch ireli, presented by John Edmunds, Etq., Laiiiff d Pool in 1773. He was the great grandfather of Kicuard John Edmunds, Esq., of Eddeiton, near W elshpool (where there is a portrait of him) and also of the WHO of Lielm' Howel Evans, Yicar of Oswestry. A LARGE SILVER VASE, belonging to R. J. Edmunds, E-q. A magnificent piece of plate, standing about twenty inches high. The handl, s are formed of "Two goats rampant," and the ornamentation is of a high character. Oil the lid the following is iuscribed :—" Piosperity to the Piincipalitv of Vv'ales,' root and branch, and may it endure for ever." "On one sidu-" To Richard Edmunds, Esquire, this social cup is presented, and gratefully inscribed by the most Loyal and Honourable Society of Ancient Britons, London, in memorial of the weigh I Y and important duties zealously and beneficially discharged by him as Treasurer of that Institution for a long series of ytars, 1810." The good old King, God bless him." The Prince of Wales." "Undeh a Brawd.Garwch." On the other side—"Heb Dduw heb ddim, Duw adigon." Prince of Wales's feathers sur rounded by His Royal Highness George Prince of Wales." Richard Edmunds was the son of John Edmunds, the donor of the christening bowl, and the great-uncle of 11. J. Edmunds, Esq. THE Two SILVER MACES belonging to the Cor- poration of Pool. They are inscribed "The Gifte of Edward Vaughan." He was Member for the County of Montgomery in 1060, and was of the House of Glanllyu, but by marrying the heiress of the Purcells became possessed of Llwydiarth jure uxoris (see Mont. Coll.) It is probable that the Royal Arms at the top of the maces are those of Queen Elizabeth. It is possible that the gift of Edward Vaughan in the 17th century had been orna- mented with the heads of earlier maces bearing the Iloyal Arms of Elizabeth. A SMALL MINIATURE BROOCH, exhibited by John Robinson Jones, Eaq., of Brithdir. This contained a beautifully executed portrait of George Robinson, Esq., of Brithdir, in his uniform as Governor of one of the British possessions in America. It was painted by Copley, the father of the late John Singleton Copley Baron Lyndhurst, and is one of the few miniatures executed by that celebrated arti t. J. QUERIES. WILSON'S PARENTS.—Wilson, the great land- scape painter, was b, r.,i at Penegoes in the year 1713, of which parish his father was incumbent. Is there sufficient evidence to prove that he sprang from a Trefeghvys family —that his father and grandfather were residents in that parish—and that the Rev. John Wilson was buried in Trefeglwys churchyard? A search among Trefeglwys Parish Registers would settle this point—? IlOBEHT CLIVE.-Tlic register of the parish of Clent for the year 1681, contains an entry of the marriage of Robert Clive of Wombridge, in Herefordshire, with Elizabeth, daughter of Mr Richard Amplilett of Cleut. In Burke's Peerage this Robert Clive, who was the grand- father of Robert, first Lord Clive, is styled of Styche and bis mother is stated to have been the daughter and heir of Martin Husbands of Wormbridge, in Hertfordshire. Cm any of your readers poiut out where the error lies, or reconcile the foregoing stltements ?-Vic or,T, in Notes and Queries. REPLIES. THE YOUNG ROSCIUS (0. A., July 24, lSi2).- "Pyrr's House, near Shrewsbury," is known now-a-days as Pyiii's arm, and lies close to the town of Wem. Probably Betty inaugurated amateur dramatic entertainments at Wem after he retired from the stage and subsided at this farm, but I wonder n'me of your Wem readers have been able to answer the query.So,K. During a recent visit to Shropshire I heard some particulars about Betty, the Young Roscius, from the de- scendants of those who knew him. Before coming to Fym's Farm, Wem, Betty and his father lived near London, and a Wem person wentjto superintend the removal of his furniture into Shropshire. The entertainments in- augurated by Mr Betty were amateur plays, and the per- formances took place in the Wem Grammar School there are people in Wem now who remember them one was for the benefit of a poor baker in Wem. Lady amateurs per- formed in these entertainments one I have heard of was a Mrs Griffiths, a relative of old Mr Roberts, a magistrate of Wem—a brother of his, I think, lived at or near Oswes- try. For some tine the Young Roscius and his father lived in Chapel-street, Wem, in a house by them called Tally-ho Cottage, a name it still goes by amongst some of the oldest inhabitants. Betty and his mother are buried at Lopping- ton, three miles from Wem, and the funeral of the actor passed through Wem on its way to that village.—P. H. SIR JOHN POWELL (O.A. Sep. 18, 1872).- There were one or two references to this "upright judge" in Notes and Queries a year or two back, and in that serial for June 10, 1871, there is an extract from Dr Thomas Rees's Description of South Wales, p. 382, in which it is stated that Broadway House, to the westward of Lang- harne (a place since taken down) was the residence of Sir John. He died in 1096, at the age of sixty-three, and was buried at Langharne, where there is a monument to his memory. The writer supplements the notice by Dr Rees with, If anyone wi sheil to test the accuracy of the above, his shortest course will be to stop on the South Wales Railway at r, erryside, to cross over to LLmstephan by boat, to walk two miles, when lie will find himself in view of Langharne Castle, and an old man ready to carry him on his back across the river." Probably the reason why Sir John Powell's name does not occur in Williams's Eminent Welshmen is because be was born in England.—CAER- PHILLY. Sir John Powell was a native of Gloucester, though of Welsh parentage. He was born in 1645, and having gone to the Bar was made a Sergeant-at-Law April 24th, 1686, and a Justice of the Common Pleas April 21st, 1687, when he was knighted. He had previously represented Gloucester in Parliament. On April 26th, 1688, he was removed to the Court of Queen's Bench, just in time to sit with the other judges at the trial of the Seven Bishops. It is somewhat singular that three Welshmen should have been among the most conspicuous figures at that cele- brated trial Powell on the Bench; Lloyd, Bishop of St. Asaph, as one of the accused and Sir William Williams, the Solicitor-General (called by Macaulay" the Apostate Williams "), with the Attorney-General, Powys, the prin- cipal counsel for the Crown. Owing to Powell's manly declaration on that memorable occasion against the King's dispensing power, James n. deprived him of his office in July of the same year. He was, however, replaced on the Bench of the Common Pleas by William III., in 1695 (Oct. 28), and was advanced by Queen Anne to the Queen's Bench, June 18th, 1702, where he sat till his death at Gloucester, on his return from Bath, June 14th, 1713, in the sixty-eighth year of his age. See Watkins's hniv. Biog. Diet., 1826, Chaliner's Biog. Diet., Phillip's Diet, of Biog. Reference■ See also Burnet's Own Times, and Mac- aulay's History of England.-E. B. (Ap RHYS).' Sir John Powell was borii at Pentre Meurig, in the parish of Llanwrda, near Llandovery, Co. Caermar- then he died at Broadway, and was buried in Langharne Church, in the same county. I have his autograph signa- ture and a long pedigree. In early life be attended once a month in this town (and the house is known) where he gave legal opinions. Ilia brother, a clergyman, marrieda Breconshire 11 dy. Sir John PowellVJeldest son settled in Monmouthshire.—JBRECOV. INDUCTION OF A VICAR (O.A. Oct. 9, 1872). —When the present Vicar of Much Wen lock, Shropshire, was inducted to that living in 1812, lie entered the church alone through the chancel door, whilst the person who was empowered to induct him remained outside and locked him in. After the lapse of a few minutes the key of the door was handed to him through a hole made in the win- dow, when he unlocked the door and came out. He then ascended the belfry and tolled the big bell, which part of the ceremony was deemed indispensable; but I am not aware that any degree of superstition was attached to it. The two churchwardens and parish clerk were present to witness the proceedings.—LLALLAWG. VAVASOUR POWELL (O.A. Aug. 21, 1S72).— Vavasour Powel married Penelope, the daughter of William Vavasour, of Newtown, Montgomeryshire, and Eliza, his wife, daughter of Hugh Powel, cf Edenhope or Ednop. William Vavasour, his father-in-law, was the son of Andrew Vavasour, Sheriff of Montg. meryshire in 1.563, by his wife Anne, daughter of James Leech, Sheriff of Mont- gomeryshire in 1551. (See Mont. Coll., vol. iii., p. 337, n. 1.) Willimus Vavasor et David ap Owen ap Hoell Goch, ginose" apptar as Capital Constab. Hundred de Newtowne" on the Sheriffs roll 31 Oct.. 39 Eliz., 1597. See also 1563. Andrew Vavasour, Sheriff of Montgomery- shire. (Mont. Coll., vol. ir., p. 385.)—LL.

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