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The accompanying Engravings originally appeared in the Athenæum; and are here inseried by favour of the Editor of that excellent weekly Paper.
The Lowther Arcade, Golden-Cross Inn. [March, The Lowther Arcade, which receives this item. We may here notice with its name from the late very efficient approbation the handsome iron railing First Commissioner of Woods and Fo with which the church-yard is now rests, Lord Viscount Lowther, will be enclosed. It has been cast to the 245 feet long, 20 feet wide, and 35 massive pattern of the old wrought feet high. It will contain twenty-five iron railing in the front of the church; shops, the whole of which will have and has been fixed on a substantial eighteen feet frontage, and the greater wall of granite. But, with respect to part will be 32 feet deep. All will that same old iron railing, there is an have light and air in the rear. In the important consideration to be regarded, same triangular stack of building, there which we would beg to enforce, on will be 20 shops in the Strand, 18 in better authority than our own: William-street, and 9 in Adelaide
“ When the new street is completed, it street; making in the whole, with will be che duty of the parish to remove the those in the Arcade, sixty-seven dwel- iron railing which now encloses the portico; lings. The whole building terminates and if such a fence be necessary, (which at each of the angles by a circular doubtless it is), to set it back quite clear of aræostyle octastyle temple of a com- the columns, into which it has been origiposite order, surmounted by a balus- nally very injudiciously introduced. The cotrade, and a cupola crowned with a lurr.ns have already received much injury dome and a tholus. The architect and from this circumstance, by the perpetual builder of the whole comprised in this
contraction and expansion of the metal, por triangle is Mr. William Herbert, of is it less injurious to the majestic effect of Farm-street, Berkeley-square. The
the portico of this elegant Church." buildings were commenced in Novem
Memoir, lry Joseph Guill, Architecl, in
Brillon's and Pugin's “ Public Buildings." ber last, and we understand will be finished fit for occupation by Michael
In the smaller triangle of building mas next,
at the westernmost end of the Strand, On the eastern boundary of the im
Mr. Nash assigned stations for the provements will be Agar-street, so
Vicar's house, the Athenæum, and the named from the present first Commis
Golden Cross inn, with its extensive sioner, the Rt. Hon. G. J. W. Agar have already described, has been
stables. The first of these, as Ellis. This will, in fact, be an enlargement of Castle Court, the houses
erected to the north of the church ; the on one side of which are sufficiently Waterloo Place ; the great coach inn
second has found another locality in good to remain. The opposite side will be occupied by the Charing-Cross
will occupy a considerable portion of Hospital; and at the other angle of this space (as shown in our plan), althe same triangle of building, between though not exactly as Mr. Nash origiWilliam-street and Chandos-street,
nally designed it. It has been stated will be the Opthalmic Hospital.
in the newspapers that a society of Returning up the continuation of gentlemen are in treaty for the contiPall-Mall East, the road passes over
guous ground, “ for erecting a suite of part of the old burial-ground of St.
rooms, to be let for concerts, balls, Martin's church. By the Act of Par: masquerades, theatrical and other exliament, persons were allowed the ex.
hibitions relating to the arts,”-in penses (in no case to exceed 101.) of re
short, to be applied to the various uses moving the bodies of their relations ;
served by the late Argyll Rooms in and we find that by the account made Regent-street, which were burnt last up on the 5th Jan. 1830, no less than year, and have since been converted 19531. 43. 8d. had then been spent on
The purchase of the old Golden Cross
was by far the largest the Commis* “ Not less than 700 bodies have already sioners had to make. It was conbeen removed from this ancient burial-place cluded on the 28th Dec. 1827, when to the newly consecrated ground at Camdentown, and the church-yards of St. Clement's, with three houses in St. Martin's
those extensive premises, together St. Bride's, St. James's, and St. Anne's. The remaining bodies, &c. as yet to be ex
Lane, and two houses and workshops humated, are calculated at 1000. The cof
in Frontier Court, were bought of fins are lodged so close to each other, as the George Howard and others for the excavation proceeds, that they have the ap
sum of 30,0001.t pearance of a subterrauean boarded floor." Times, Oct. 3, 1827.
+ Report of Commissioners, 1829.
Earl of Bantry's Family-Grendon Family. 207 The highly desirable project for a he knew to be the stronger of the two, renewal of Hungerford Market, the for the purchase of the fee simple of plan of which is included in our plate, the estate. I am not acquainted with is the independent enterprise of a the manner in which the suit termiJoint Stock Company. The architect nated, but it was of course in favour is Mr. Charles Fowler, and we shall of White, whose family are in possestake an early opportunity of publish- sion of the estate. ing some details, in addition to what The modern peerages state that the has already appeared in our last vo- family of White have resided at Banlume, part 1. p. 264.
try since the period of the Common
wealth ; but they carefully abstain We may here add that the Commis- from giving the early particulars of sioners of Woods and Forests have a the family, and confine themselves to Bill now passing through Parliament, general statements. I would suggest a to enable them
probable descent. The name of Simon 1, to form a new Street from the prevails in his Lordship's family. Strand opposite Waterloo Bridge to Hence it seems probable that they are Charles-street, Covent Garden; descended from a Simon White, who
2, to improve Bow-street, by widen. obtained a grant of land in the county ing the north end into Long Acre ; of Limerick soon after the Restoration.
3, to close up part of Gloucester- He and a Robert Wilkinson jointly court, St. James's-street, now ren- had a grant of a good estate in the dered useless in consequence of the barony of Ownybeg, in that county. wider communication formed into Mr. White, the first settler at Bantry, King-street; and
was, I think, great-grandfather of the 4, to grant to the Westminster Na. Earl of Bantry. tional Free School the site of its pre- As I am on the subject of geneamises, at a small nominal rent, for the logies, I wish to make some inquiries term of ninety-nine years.
of your Correspondents. I find an
old paper containing pedigrees of the Mr. URBAN, Cork, Jan. 20. different families through whom the THE inquiry in your Minor Corres- estate of Shenston in Staffordshire pondence for December, regarding the passed. Among them is a particular trial between James Annesley, Esq. and account of the eminent family of GrenRichard Earl of Anglesea, refers to cir- don, one of whose members was sumcumstances intimately
connected with moned to Parliament in the reign of the foundation of the Earl of Bantry's Edward III. The account terminates family.
with the falling of the estate into the At the period in question, the land hands of the Crown, temp. Hen. VII. which formed the subject of the law. Notwithstanding which, the following suit, consisting of the fertile island of note is at the foot of the paper : Whiddy near Bantry, and a vast tract “ 7ber 1668. This is the coppie of what of mountains round the Bay, was I founde amongst my old writings at Shenfarmed by two persons named White ston, parte of which land I enjoy to this and Despard, who had emigrated from day.
Tho, GRENDON." the Queen's County. At Whiddy, how- On the back is a note by another ever, they realized good fortunes, os- person, stating that this was a copy tensibly by agriculture, but much in- of his grandmother's pedigree from creased, as was reported, by illicit trade, his uncle Grendon of London. for which this remote and almost in- Now it is clear, from Thomas Grenaccessible district at that time afforded don's note, that he had an ancient regreat facilities. Despard, satisfied with sidence of Shenston, where his ancient his acquisitions, sold his share of the family papers remained. Perhaps some farm to White, and returned to the of your Correspondents can give some Queen’s County. The son of the lat- account of this family of Grendon, ter was at this time in London, study- and how the estate of Shenston fell a ing for the Bar, and having formed second time to the family, and at what some acquaintance with the celebrated period, and who is the present posLord Mansfield, found means to ascer- sessor? Indeed, that part which Thotain that learned Lord's opinion on mas Grendon inherited, may have dethe subject in dispute, whereupon his scended to him from the original Grenfather contracted with t} which dons, and been originally separated
208 Bp. Berkeley's Family.-Sir Thos. Hunt, of Norfolk. (March, from the rest as a younger son's por. at Folsham (not Folkham) in Norfolk, tion, for the paper relates only to two where a monument to his memory on mibts of Shenston. I dont know what the north side of the chancel, still rethe word “mibts" means.
mains, but much defaced by a fire I am anxious also for some informa- which happened there in 1770, by tion on another subject, which I think which several houses were consumed, must be generally interesting, namely, and when the Church also took fire, the descent of the very celebrated Dr. and was burnt in such a manner that Berkeley, Bishop of Cloyne. In the nothing but the walls were left. first account of his life, which may be Sir Thomas Hunt was lord and paseen in the Encyclopedia Britannica, tron of the parish of Folsham, which he is stated to be the son of William he purchased in 1582, of Edward Berkeley, Esq. of Thomastown, a cadet Parker, Lord Morley, and was a beof the family of Earl Berkeley, of nefactor to the poor of the adjoining Berkeley Castle. In his life, written parish of Hilderston, where his anby his brother (who must have known cestors resided, as appears by a mohow the fact stood), he is merely stated nument originally placed at the east to be the son of William Berkeley, end of the south aisle of that parish Esq. whose father came to Ireland church, but removed, when the Church soon after the Restoration, and ob- was repaired about twenty years since, tained the collectorship of Belfast, the into the nave; it is probably in mefamily having greatly suffered for their mory of the father and mother of the loyalty to Charles the First. Now it is above Sir Thomas Hunt, and, if so, was well known that Sir John Berkeley, of erected by him. a very distant branch of the Earl of It is a small arched monument of Berkeley's family, suffered greatly for Sussex marble, inlaid with the figures his adherence to Charles the First, of a man, his wife, and their children, but on the restoration was created in brass, above a shield with the arms Lord Berkeley of Stratton, and became and crest of Hunt; and beneath the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland. His title following inscription in old English however became soon extinct, and it characters : seems very probable that the Collector
“ Enter'd a couple heare dothely, that hateof Belfast was a natural son of his, full deathe did kill, and obtained the Collectorship from Whiche lyvinge loved as man and wife, and his father the Lord Lieutenant, it bent to God there will, being a very natural post for the latter Whose names to tell, thus weare they called to confer in such a case. The pre
that death hathe refte of life, tension contained in the original me
Edmon Hunt the gentilman, and Margret moir shows that there must have been
hight his wife;
Children these had fourtene in all, daughters some sort of ground for such a claim, while the silence of the Bishop's bro- Two infantes dyed, thre marchants weare,
four, and sonnes tepe ; ther on the point, seems to show that
lawiers foure, and one devine ; there was something in it too delicate These Huntes huntinge abrode the chase to allow him to insist on it. This, one Hunt oute-hunted the rest, coupled with his assertion that the Who made this stone in memory how God family suffered for their loyalty to his huntinge blest, Charles the First, and our knowledge Who hopes by fayth heaven for his haven that Sir John Berkeley did so suffer,
in Christ that he shall fiode, and was afterwards sent to Ireland as
Where welcom once no farewell is; suche Lord Lieutenant, seems almost to de
welcome God us sende ! cide the point. The title of Lord
Obiit ille anno Domini 1558, Octobris 11, Berkeley of Stratton died, I believe, Obiit illa anno Domini 1568, Decembris 3.” with his son.
A. S. As the above is not noticed by Par
kin the Norfolk historian, nor has Mr. URBAN,
Ampton, near Bury St. to my knowledge ever appeared in
Edmund's, Feb. 9. print, you will perhaps think it worth IN your interesting Miscellany, vol. preserving in your columns, and by so xcv. ii. p. 518, you gave a description doing will oblige a constant reader, of a monument in the Church of Cam- and one who has venerated this anberwell, Surrey, erected to the me- cient monument ever since his boyish mory of Jane, the wife of Thomas days, when taught to read it by the Grimes, esq. (not Sir Thomas), and old parish clerk, then almost the only
erwards of Sir Thomas Hunt, of person in the village who was able to
hath Done Int
who we haviad