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Notes and Queries
ON SUBJECTS CONNECTED WITH THE COUNTIES OF
SUFFOLK, CAMBRIDGE, ESSEX, & NORFOLK.
EDITED BY SAMUEL TYMMS, F.S.A., F.G.H.S.,
HONORARY MEMBER OF THE SUFFOLK INSTITUTE OF ARCHÆOLOGY, &c.;
CORRESPONDING MEMBER OF THE NEW ENGLAND HISTORIC AND GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY, &c.;
LOCAL SECRETARY FOR SUFFOLK OF THE SOCIETY OF ANTIQUARIES.
The East Anglian.
RINGERS JUGS (VOL. I, PP. 61, 273, 280, 285, 306, 328, 356;
VOL. II, PP. 94, 187, 339.) In a cupboard on the belfry of Bungay Saint Mary's Tower, is a large three-handled Jug, of rather coarse brown earthenware, glazed, measuring about one foot three inches in height, and three feet five inches and a half in circumference in its largest part. It holds thirty-four pints, and bears an incised inscription in common writing hand (marked in before it was kiln burnt), as under :
1827. A Gift
GRAY. B. Baker.
A Gospel-tree, or Gospel-bush (vol. II, p. 370), concerning which your correspondent “L” enquires, was a tree, or bush, growing in or near the town boundary, beneath the shadow of which, at Rogation tide, the priest brought to a standstill the processioners engaged in perambulating the parish, and read a "Gospel," or said a portion of a religious service appointed for the occasion. A full account may be seen in Brand's Popular Antiquities, Bohn, vol. I, p. 197.-W. H. S.
Suffolk Words (vol. II, pp. 327, 363.)-Allow me to thank Mr. Baker for his reply to my query on Suffolk words. I shall still be glad of assistance in these numbers. (See East Anglian, April, p. 327) :-3, 4, 5, 9, should be sile, 10, 13, 14, 15, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30, 32, 33, 34, 37, 38, 40.-W. H. S.
THE EAST ANGLIAN TRADESMENS' TOKENS OF THE 17TH CENTURY.-N0. 3.
(VOL. II, P. 368.)
Barnabee's Journal. 62, 0. Hvgh. Conny of Caxton and Elsworth--three rabbits.
R. His Halfe Penny-H. C., 1666.
Chatteris. 64. 0. Thomas Coape at the-a gate.
R. At Chatteris Ferrey-His Halfe Peny, 1670.
Chesterton. 67. 0. William Limber—a hart trippant. R. In Chesterton-W. D. L.
Cottenham. 68. 0. Philip Chambers—His Half Peny. R. In Cottenham, 1668—a wild man with a club over his shoulders.
Doddington. 69. 0. Robert Adams, 1668–His Half Peny.
R. Of Doodington-R. A. 70. (. John Johnson—a windmill.
R. Of Doddington. 1669–His Half Peny. I do not know whether I am right in assigning the two last tokens to the Cambridgeshire Doddington, there being several other places bearing the same name.
Ely. 71. 0. Henry Avstin In—a shuttle
R. Ely. Weaver. 1667–H. A. 72.
0. Thomas Chadrton at
R. The White Swan in Ely—T. A. C. 73.
0. Lvke Crockson-a stick of candles.
R. In Eley-L. S. C. 74. 0. Cornelivs Fyller- the Haberdashers' Arms
R. In Ely. 1654–C. F. 75. 0. John Knowls, at the-a ship.
R. In Ely, 1667–1. A. K.