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MINOR CORRESPONDENCE.

Lucas, esq.

CARADOC observes, “ It may be new to S. of Warendon, who settled there about most of your readers, that the scene repre- 1650; and of what father and mother? If sented in your vol. lxii. ii. p. 784, under a fugitive, or destitute, how came he by the the very correct portrait of the celebrated meaus of a legal education, having been enSamuel Richardson, by his friend High- tered of the Inner Temple in 1647 ? Did more, is in the garden of Budworth, he ever practise as a barrister ? Did he esq. nephew of the Rev. William Budworth or his son, the sergeant, found the family (the schoolmaster of Bp. Hurd, Sir Edward fortune ? Do either of them appear & Littleton, and many other eminent men), leading men in the law books, or proceedwho married the lady whom Richardson ings of their day? Did either of them sit chose for his Clementina of Sir Charles in Parliament, and for what place or Grandison."

places? What was their political attachA CONSTANT Reader says," By the de- ments, or predilections ? Answers to these cease of Henry, eighth Earl of Barrymore, queries, or other particulars, would be aein 1823, without issue, the Earldom grant- ceptable.” ed in 1628 to his ancestor David Viscount T. E. asks if our Correspondents “ can Buttevant, Baron de Barry, &c. became ex- give any particulars of an Hospital founded tinct. The Viscounty of Buttevant, the pre- in the reign of Charles I. mier Viscounty of Ireland, is claimed by the for 16 pensioners, who have 10l. per annum, late Earl's only sister, the Lady Caroline and a chaplain styled Master. The trustees Melfort, as heir general, and also by Mr. are the Grocers' Company in London, who James Redmond Barry of Donoughmore, elect the chaplain, and the pensioners are co. Cork, as heir male; the ancient Baro

presented alternately by 16 parishes in Berknies of de Barry of Olethan and I bawne, and shire, and the same in Surrey. It is in the Barry of Barry's Court, have devolved with- parish of Wokingham." out dispute to the Lady Caroline Melfort, A CONSTANT READER solicits information .now in her own right Baroness de Barry of relative to the Library at the Escurial in Olethan and Ibane, and Baroness de Barry Madrid. “Besides the public Library, which of Barry's Court, originally by tenure, and had a good collection of books, and was orwrits of summons. Her Ladyship has not namented with globes and mathematical inassumed the Viscounty in consequence of struments, and open to general inspection ; the counter-claim of Mr. Barry, the male there was also above it a private Library, heir. The Viscounty, however, seems, like containing various Arabic and other ancient the Baronies, to have originated solely in MSS. particularly an early Greek one of the writs of summons; nor do any of the pedi- New Testament. Don Miguel Casiri's acgrees refer to any patent of creation. count of the Arabic is particularly curious,

“The Baroness de Barry having no issue, and has been published in two volames fothe next heir to these ancient Baronies, as Jio; and should this Library have been plunwell as, perhaps, to the premier Viscounty dered, his work must be highly valuable. of Ireland, is to be sought among the de- It would give great satisfaction to be inscendants of the daughters of the former formed that these Libraries and the many Earls of Barrymore. Can any of your He- fine pictures in the Escurial escaped the geraldic Correspondents inform me of the is- neral plunder of the French." sue, if any, of Lady Mary Barry, who mar- A CORRESPONDENT wishes to be favoured ried Taylor, esq. and died in 1758 ? with an account of the repairs going on at

of Lady Mary Barry, who married the the Church of St. Saviour's, Southwark. Rev. Gerald Barry; or of Lady Catherine, He says, that he has seen a drawing of the who married John Townshend, esq. of Cas- external elevation of the East end of the tletown? In the descendant, if any, of one chancel, which is nearly rebuilt by Mr. of these ladies the claim to these ancient Gwilt, and which appears to be in a better honours (after the decease of Lady de Barry) taste than the wretched repairs of the Westwill vest."

ern parts of this venerable fabric 30 years M. B. who has sent us casts of two Ro- ago. It is to be hoped, that not only the man coins, may be assured they are not ge- chancel, but that the Eastern walls of the uuine, being probably forged at Padua. Spiritual Court, the Bishop's Chapel, &c.

A CORRESPONDENT, with a view to a pro- will undergo a similar re-modelling, espeposed biographical sketch of the family of cially as there is a prospect of the whole of Selby, Sysbie, or Sealby, of Warendon, building being exposed to view, when the Bucks, wishes for answers to the following approaches to the new London Bridge are queries; viz. Whence came the first James completed.”

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GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE.

JULY, 1824.

ORIGINAL COMMUNICATIONS.

Ancient CANNON IN THE CITY OF Ghent. Mr. Urban, Upper Cadogan-place, may hazard a conjecture, appears to be

May 15.

about the period in which Edward IV. IN N one of the squares of the city of reigned in England. It is made of se

Ghent, near a canal, is an antient veral bars of iron laid by each other Cannon called Mad Margaret, 'nearly like the staves of a cask, and held toeighteen feet in length, and three in gether by being hooped round with diameter, having a chamber for the the same inetal, and from this antient charge, but without either trunnions mode of fabrication, together with the or cascable. It is said to have been absence of trunnions, I am led to the bronght from Constantinople, and if I conclusion respecting its date.

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It is supported by threc blocks of doubt not had been embedded in a marble, the fashion of which bespeaks heavy wooden carriage without wheels. them not older than the beginning of the last century; but when used, I

Yours, &c.

S. R. MEYRICK.

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Mr. URBAN, Tottenham, June 30. out having made any serious disposiI a S

in the Mediterranean with an ac- although they had twice entered the count of the two Expeditions of Cos- straits, and it was on the last occasion, tantino Canario against the Turks at when passing the Spalmadore islands, Scio and Tenedos, which probably that the idea first struck Canario that you will think of sufficient interest to all had not been done which ought to give it place in your Magazine. have been, and of the possibility of deYours, &c.

W.R. stroying them single handed by sur

prize; a proposal which he made imFirst EXPEDITION OF COSTANTINO mediately on his arrival at Ipsera, and CANARIO, AGAINST Scio.

which was readily acceded to.

Prerious to this, he had commanded Towards the close of the Ramazan the Platoff fire ship, and in the last rein June 1822, the Greek squadron re- treat through the Spalmadore passage, turned to their respective ports, with he backed his main-topsail, and was

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First Expedition of Canario against the Turks. (July, the last vessel out of the straits, a sta- 10 p. m. it fell nearly calm. Pepino, tion of his own choice, in order, he the Hydriot Captain, hailed him at said, to protect the rear of the feet. this tiine, and asked Canario “ What From that moment he felt so tho do you intend doing? Do you think it roughly persuaded of succeeding, as to safe to go on? the wind is very light; venture at all hazards, notwithstand would it not be better to give it up for ing two other vessels had failed but a to-night, and take a more favourable very short time before, under the com- opportunity; if we get becalmed inside mand of the son of their Admiral, the islands, the chances will be against Nicolao Apostolo, owing, I believe, to our getting out again.” Canario antheir being set on fire too soon. swered, “There is no fear, we shall I

Hearing of the intention of Canario, have a breeze presently, and we have the captain of a Hydriot brig, Andrea some time yet till day-light.”. A short Pepino, also volunteered his services time after, the Hydriot hailed him to accompany him, and the two vessels again to the same effect, and he anfitted for the purpose, with a picked swered, " It is my intention to go on, crew of 23 men each, and a large boat come what may; I will either do it apiece to bring them away, furnished at once, or not at all.” Some of Caalso with combustibles in case of cap- nario's crew now began to feel dissa ture, as a last resource, to prevent their tisfied, and hearing them grumbling falling into the hands of the enemy, about the chances of being taken, and sailed for port Caloni in Mitylene, in that it would be better to take another order, froin its advantageous position night for it, he called them aft and to the northward of Scio, to wait there said, “Did I ask you to come with the opportunity of the first northerly me? was it not your own free choice? wind for carrying their purpose inio and did not you beg me to take you? execution, as well as to create less sus- If you are tired of the thing already, picion coming from that quarter. and want to go back to Specia, you

Owing to light baffling winds, they had better jump overboard, and be off were three days on their passage to at once, and if that wo'n't please you, Caloni, and it was not till the third day I must tell you that you are under my after, that they got a breeze suitable to orders, and if one of you dare open their wishes. 'In the mean time they your mouths again on the subject, I amused themselves, fishing, &c. in the will cut your throat that instant.”harbour.

From thai moinent he had no further Wednesday the 19th, at noon (the trouble with them, and they obeyed sixth day from Ipsera), they sailed every order implicitly. with a steady breeze from N. E. steer- As he neared the Horse Island, he ing a course direct for Spalmadore, in- observed the five cruizers to leeward of tending to get within the straits as Spalmadore, standing across towards soon after dusk as possible. On near- the main on the larboard tack, and a ing Spalmadore, we saw the look-out large ship on the opposite tack, in the Turkish squadron of five sail (three middle of the passage. The ship showbrigs and two schooners) cruizing to ed a light, which was answered by the windward of the island ai N.-hauled others, each of whom shewed one.up and shaped a course as if bound Braced his yards in, and kept them into Smyrna, but kept the yards fine, pointed as near as the wind would alto check the vessel's way as much as low, and on towards the Turks, to prepossible,—the deception answered, the vent their seeing him. The land here Turks making no disposition to follow. being very high, by keeping close un-Showed his colours to an English der it, he passed unperceived, and the man of war bound into the gulf, and breeze freshening up again, soon car, hauled them down again immediately ried him out of sight. after, to prevent their being made out To leeward of Horse Island the land by the Turks.

runs down to a low point, off which At sunset he had lost sight of the lies a shoal, which he bordered on as Turks behind Carabono; altered his close as the lead would permit, till course, and rounded the Cape, keeping having rounded it, he braced sharp up the main close on board. As he ap- and hauled directly across for the town proached the entrance of the Straits, of Scio. About mid channel, he the wind died away gradually; and saw the feet with their lights up for when abreast of Green Island, about the Bairam, and the body of them ra

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1824.] Second Expedition of Canario against the Turks. ther ou his weather bow, owing to as fire-ships. Two settees accompathe wind baving drawn more to the nied them as an escort, the largest N.W. off the island of Scio. This having 34 men and 8 guns; the smalwas unfortunate, as he had allowed lest 28 men and 3 guns, for the purfor hauling his wind from the shoal pose of receiving them on board on the point sufficient room to pass to wind- completion of their enterprise. Acward of the whole, from whence he cordingly on the noon of Saturday, the could bear up, and choose his object. gth, they were off Cape Sigri in Mity-Two of the largest ships, however, lene,-- light airs from the Southward, being the leewardmost, still laid with having run about 45 miles since the in his reach. The weathernmost of preceding evening at sunset. the two, the Captain Pacha, hailed Half way between Sigri and Cape him as he approached, but making no Baba, at sunset, steering for the latter, reply, he continued his course, and in wind freshening gradually, took the a few ininutes after laid him aboard Sacoleva in tow. At 10 p. m. off athwart his bowsprit, and in that posi- Baba, sent away the two settees 10 tion set fire to the train. The Hydriot rendezvous 'to the S. W. of Tenedos, unfortunately kindled 100 soon, and in within sight of the anchorage; there consequence of not being laid aboard to wait, and in the event of success to in so'masterly a style, broke adrift make the best of their way immediagain without succeeding in her ob- ately that they observed the fire break ject. No sort of opposition was made, out, to the edge of the shoal of Lemnor were there many people apparently nos, where Canario intended to pull, on deck; but notwithstanding, Ca- under the idea of escaping pursuit, if nario feeling anxious to escape, hurried chased by the Turkish frigates, by gethis men into the boat ; one of them, ting into shallow water. If no fire however, a fellow full of humour, was perceived, then they were to take begged to stop a little, something hav- it for granted the fleet was not at Teing just occurred to him, which he nedos; in which case, Canario was to said he wished to tell them, and tak- run on through the roadstead to Imbro, ing up the trumpet, hailed the Turk, where the seltees were to rejoin him, “ There is a fire for you, put it out if and from thence concert further meayou can.”—This momentary joke add- sures against the feet in the Dardaed considerably to the confidence of nelles. Parted company with the sethis crew, and cheered them up amaz- tees, and hauled close in under the ingly. They then took to their boats, land, keeping it as close aboard as posand pulled before the wind to escape sible, to prevent being seen by the by the Southern end of the straits, Turkish look-out ships. Passed a corwhere meeting no impediment, they vette standing off on the larboard tack, arrived by daylight off Venetica, and who paid no attention to him : supat 10 got on board one of their cruizers posed her to be French. looking out on the S.W. side of the At ll, obliged to cast off the tow, island.-At sunset they anchored at the breeze having freshened a good Ipsera.

deal. Took in his top-gallant sails for Second ExpedITION AGAINST THE

the Sacoleva to keep up with him : TURKS OFF TENEDOS.

going between six and seven knots.

About midnight saw Tenedos, and a On the arrival of the Turkish Aleet few minutes after observed three Turk. at Tenedos, the Greek cruizers having ish frigates under easy sail standing off previously quitted the coast and return- on the larboard tack : passed astern of ed to their respective ports, Canario them unperceived by lugging the shore sailed from Ipsera on Friday the 8th close on board. To the North ward of of November, at sun-set, with two Scorpiata a shoal runs off, which fire vessels, the one a brig called the obliged him to keep a greater offing; Alexander, carrying 21 men, including and as he drew out from under the himself, and the greater part of whom land, the frigates tacked, and one of had served under him in the former them set her foresail as if to chase expedition to Scio; the other, a small him. In a few minutes more he discoasting Sacoleva, as a better decep- covered the lights of the flag ship, and tion, with the same number of hands, in about a quarter of an hour distincommanded by Giorgio Nicolas Bras- guished three line of battle ships laying janos; both vessels perfectly equipped towards the main with their heads to

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