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richly carved, and with the name of the workman thereon, "Edward Unsworth the workman, 1639.” The pulpit and reading-desk, dated 1637. The Beresford or Cotton pew (of which we give an illustration from a drawing made by Miss Purchas, the block being kindly provided by Mr. I. C. Gould) is at the east end of the north aisle, and is carved in a similar style; but having been painted a lightish blue, and with remains of gilding about it, looks very tawdry. There are remains of early crosses in porch and tower.
The party then returned to Buxton.
At the Evening Meeting in the Town Hall, at which Mr. T. Blashill, Hon. Treasurer, presided, an exhaustive Paper on "Defensive Earthworks,” copiously illustrated, was read by Mr. I. C. Gould, and a Paper by Mr. J. Ward, F.S.A., Cardiff, on “The Archæology of Derbyshire,” was read, in the author's absence, by Rev. H. D. Astley, Hon. Sec. The latter has been already printed in the Journal, pp. 1-26; the former, it is hoped, will be published shortly.
Mr. Lynam, in proposing a hearty vote of thanks to the authors of the Papers, hoped the people of Derbyshire who were interested in defensive earthworks and other matters brought before the Congress would carry investigation further.
(To be continued).
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21st, 1900. C. Lynam, Esq., F.S.A., Hon. TREASURER, IN THE CHAIR. The Rev. H. J. Dukinfield Astley, Hon. Editorial Secretary, exhibited, gave an account of, and read some extracts from, two ancient registers of the parish of Syderstone, Norfolk. The more ancient one dates from 1585 to 1684. The first entries are in English, but from 1604 to 1606 they are in Latin. From 1628 to 1660 each page is attested by the rector, from 1653 as Parliamentary Registrar. There are several interesting features in these registers, one being page 62 in the older book, which is a palimpsest; and on turning the page upside down, two curious entries may be read with regard to the observance of the Lenten fast by two old ladies, one “aged fourscore yeare and sicke and weake of body, so yi ye observance of Lent according to ye lawes and customes of this kingdome would be most prejudiciall and apparently hurtfull to her old and crazy body ; she is permitted ye eating of flesh for ye space of eight dayes next ensuing, according to statute in ye case, by me, Edward Corbett, Rector.”—Date, circ. 1630. The name of the lady is obliterated, but, in the other case, the wording of which is equally quaint, the lady is the wife of Sir Edward Peyton, Knight and Baronet, of Isleham, Cambs. The second register of Syderstone dates from 1689 to 1741, and contains many references to burials in woollen from 1679 to 1692 ; also a record of all briefs received and collections made thereupon from 1707 to 1720, and again from 1732 to 1746. There are also interesting entries in the oldest Register of Collections made in Syderstone Church in response to Briefs, e.g., “May 16, 1658. Collected towards ye reliefe of ye distressed Protestants of Poland and Bohemia ye sume of foure shillings & sixpence-iiiis. vid. “ October ye seaventh 1660. Collected towards ye reliefe of ye
inhabitants of Fakenham ye sume of thirty shillinges sixpence, 11. 108.6d. “ October ye 4th 1683. Collected in ye Parish of Syderston towardes ye releife of ye
Christian slaves in Turkey 10s. Od.” A Paper was read by Mr. E. Lovett on “ Title Records and Accounts by Wooden Tallies.” The author showed the connection between modern customs and the ways of primitive man in the use of tallies, not only in Europe, but in all parts of the world. A full and interesting description of the hop tallies was given. The Paper was illustrated by many examples of “tallies”—-lamb tallies, fish tallies, hop tallies, and some bakers' tallies, still used in France, which are notched on a hazel stick. These “tallies” are all split in such a way that no other than the counterpart can possibly fit the notches ; therefore the record is absolutely true, and forgery is impossible.
In the discussion following the Paper, Dr. Winstone, Dr. W. de Gray Birch, Mr. Gould, Mr. Compton, Mr. Astley, and others
Mrs. Day exhibited a little book in admirable preservation, entitled “Basilikon Doron, or His Majesties instruction to his dearest sonne Henry the Prince,” at London, 1603.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4th, 1900.
DR. W. DE GRAY Birch, LL.D., F.S.A., IN THE CHAIR. The following member was duly elected :R. H. Forster, Esq., Members' Mansions, 36, Victoria Street,
Thanks were ordered by the Council to be returned to the donors of the following presents for the library :To the Société d'Archéologie de Bruxelles for “ Annales," January
1900. Royal Institute of British Architects for “Journals,” vol. vii,
Ser. 3, Nos. 6-10. Dr. Winstone exhibited two copper medals, dated respectively 1794 and 1795. These medals were issued to commemorate the trial and acquittal on the charge of high treason of Thomas Hardy and Isaac Eaton, and they afford interesting evidence of the great political struggle existing at the period between the landed proprietors and the trading classes. Descriptive of these medals, Dr. Winstone read a valuable Paper on the political history of Parliamentary reform. An interesting discussion followed the Paper.
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 2ND, 1900.
C. H. COMPTON, Esq., V.-P., IN THE CHAIR. The following member was duly elected : Sir Richard Tangye, Coombe Ridge, Kingston-on-Thames, and
Glendorgal, New Quay, Cornwall. The Ballot was declared open, and, after the usual interval, was taken with the following result :
LAND, K.G. ; THE MARQUESS OF BUTE, K.T., LL.D.; THE MARQUESS
F.S.A. CECIL BRENT, Esq., F.S.A.
COLONEL GEORGE LAMBERT, F.S.A. ARTHUR Cates, Esq.
CHARLES LYNAM, Esq., F.S.A. C. H. COMPTON, Esq.
J.S. PHENÉ, Esq., F.S.A., LL.D., etc.
King of Arms)
RICHARD DUPPA LLOYD, Esq., I. CHALKLEY GOULD, Esq.
F.R.Hist.S. RICHARD HORSFALL, Esq.
W. J. Nichols, Esq. ROBERT HOVENDEN, Esq., F.S.A. A. OLIVER, Esq., F.R.I.B.A. W. E. HUGHES, Esq.
THOMAS PEACOCK, Esq., F.S.A. T. CANN HUGHES, Esq., M.A.
LIEUT.-COLONEL CLIFFORD PROBYN THE Rev. W. S. LACH - SZYRMA, W. H. RYLANDS, Esq., F.S.A. M.A.
R. E. Way, Esq.
Rev. H. J. Dukinfield Astley, Hon. Sec., read the following
Secretaries' Report for the year ending December 31st, 1899. “The Honorary Secretaries have the honour of laying before the Association, at the Annual Meeting held this day, their customary Report on the state of the Association during the year
1899. “1. The number of members remain at about the present normal standard, the losses by death or from other causes being balanced by the accession of new members at and since the Congress at Buxton. The Hon. Secretaries, however, still feel it their duty to urge upon the Associates generally the necessity of doing all in their power to extend the influence of the Association.
“2. Obituary Notices of the members who have been removed by death have been, as far as possible, prepared from materials submitted to the Editor, and will be found in the Journal.
“3. The Library of the Association continues to increase, through the number of valuable presents received. The Hon. Secretaries have pleasure in announcing that, after a series of negociations, in which Dr. Petrie was of the greatest assistance, the Library has been removed to University College; where it is hoped, after a short time, it will be of service to Associates for purposes of reference. A catalogue will be prepared as soon as the necessary arrangements can be made.
“4. Twenty-three of the more important Papers which were read at the Peterborough Congress, and during the Winter Session in London, have been printed in the Journal for 1899, which is illustrated with a number of interesting plates and other sketches. We have again to thank the authors of several Papers for their kindness in defraying the necessary expenses.
“The Hon. Secretaries have in hand a considerable number of Papers relating to the Buxton Congress, and others read during the present Session in London. These have been accepted for publication in the Journal as circumstances permit.
“5. The Hon. Secretaries would again thank the local members of Council and others, both Associates and non-members, who have transmitted to the Editor from time to time items of interest with regard to fresh discoveries or researches during 1899, which, during the Session have been laid before the meetings, and, out of Session, have been published directly in the Journal. The importance of maintaining in full activity this branch of the Association's operations cannot be too earnestly impressed on members.