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honour of the Town of Wareham be it recorded, that so great was the veneration his piety had inspired, so fully convinced were his fellow townsmen of his innocence, so great their detestation of his infamous persecutors, that not a single individual could be found as a purchaser, and his effects were restored to him again.

"After the failure of the ill-fated attempt by the brave Monmouth to restore freedom to these realms, among many others who engaged in the struggle and fell victims to the relentless Judge Jeffreys, Captain Tyler, Mr. Matthews, and Mr. Holway, having been condemned to die, were sent to Wareham to be executed; they were hung [sic] on the West Wall on a spot called Bloody Bank, their quarters placed on the bridge, and their heads nailed to a wooden tower on the present site of the Town Hall. In the dead of night Delacourt with two associates (one of whom named Chick was so intimidated by a trifling noise as to desert them while engaged in their pious labour) removed the heads and secreted them in a sack under Delacourt's bed, and though his house was searched, he being suspected of the fact, providentially he escaped, owing to their not examining that part of the room. The succeeding night he interred the heads of the three patriots under the Short Walls at the Tower End of East Street, at the extremity of a lane called Wyatt's Lane.

"Being an ardent friend to civil and religious liberty, he roused the indignation of a trooper at the Bull Head Inn, who drew his sword and stabbed him in the breast. Delacourt being a strong, athletic man, with his own hand drew out the sword (which providentially glanced off on his ribs, inflicting only a flesh wound), broke it on his knee, and with one blow of his fist laid the cowardly trooper in the dust. He fled streaming with blood down to the Bestwall Wood close to the Town, where he remained some days till the troopers had left the Town, when he returned to his family.

"In the year 1688 he saw a stranger with a military air ride into the Town, whose deportment showed that he was a bearer of tidings of importance. He went to the Hotel (now Lion), whither Delacourt instantly followed him. On Delacourt addressing him he evinced considerable suspicion, but on Delacourt mentioning his name, replied: The man I wanted-King William i landed at Torbay, and now let every true Briton join to secu e our liberties and our laws.' Delacourt, in company with C ick and another individual whose name is lost, immediately armed themselves,

procuring a horse between them, and hastened on to join the King. On Sunday noon they passed through Honiton, and the service ending just as they passed the Church, and the congregation passing out rather tumultuously, Chick's fears led him to imagine they were pursuing his party, and willing to save himself he said, pointing to his companions, There's two [of] Monmouth's men,' and abandoned them to their fate. Delacourt was riding at the time, but with admirable presence of mind he dismounted, bidding his companion lose not a moment in joining King William. Then, drawing his sword and walking backwards down the hill, he exclaimed By the living God, he who first touches me is a dead man.' The air of determined bravery with which he spoke intimidated all around. He effected his retreat and succeeded in joining King William in safety. He was immediately made sergeant of a company and marched with the victorious army to London. During his stay there he was appointed to the Tower duty, and stood sentinel over the Bloody Jeffreys, whom he saw looking out of a window. He said to him: You Bloody Villain-you have been the murderer of many a pious man in the West of England, and I can testify to three as excellent as ever God Almighty made." "

'He had the satisfaction of witnessing King William firmly seated on the Throne, the liberty of conscience fully recognised, and the constitution of England placed on its present happy basis. He returned to Wareham, where he lived to an honourable old age, dying in his eighty-fourth year, 1733, exclaiming with his expiring breath "Come, Lord Jesus, come quickly.'

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(Communicated by T. F. Delacourt.)

IV. ISAAC GARNIER.

Latin inscription on the tomb of Isaac Garnier in the burial-ground attached to the Royal Hospital of Chelsea. Isaac Garnier was appointed by King William III in 1691viz., five years after he had fled from France-First Apothecary-General of the Hospital and College.

Quem fertilis aluit Campania

Quem alma aluit Gallia

Quem crudele Ludovici XIVMI in Orthodoxos
decretum privavit Patria

Quem omnibus in CHRISTO recta fide credentibus
benevola hospitaliter excepit Anglia
Quem religionis et libertatis assertor
per initium favoris

hujusce Hospitalis Regii Pharmacopolum
benigne constituit GULIELMUS TERTIUS
Quem strenuum in omni negotio
liberalitate stabilivit ANNA

Sub hoc tumulo jacet
ISAACUS GARNIER

Abiit a vita ad mortem

Anno Domini MDCCXIMO ætatis suae octogesimo primo
Dilectissimo Patri Matrique

hoc caritatis

monumentum statuit ISAACUS GARNIER

Paternæ stirpis vetustissimus

[Translation]

One whom fruitful Champagne bred
Whom fostering France fostered and reared
Whom the cruel edict of Louis XIV against the Orthodox
robbed of his fatherland

Whom England, kindly to all who with the right faith believe in
CHRIST, hospitably welcomed

Whom the Champion of Religion & Liberty, KING WILLIAM III, as the first fruits of his favour,

of his bountiful goodness, appointed Apothecary General of this Royal Hospital Whom for his industry in all he had to do, ANNE, by her liberality upheld in his position, lies under this tombstone

ISAAC GARNIER

He departed this life in the year 1711 A.D. in the 81st year of his age

To his dearly beloved Father and Mother
this Memorial of Love was erected by
ISAAC GARNIER

his father's eldest son

(Communicated by Arthur E. Garnier.)

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INDEX

This Index has been prepared in accordance with the rules laid down by the
Congress of Archæological Societies in union with the Society of Antiquaries.
The titles of Articles are printed in Italics.

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Aire (France), 347

Aïssé, Mlle., her letters, 252, 257
Aix la Chapelle (Germany), Hugue-
nots in, 182

Alairac, de l'. See Audibert

Alais (France), Bishop of, and the
Huguenots, 220

Idiocese of, Huguenots in, 220
Alavoine, Pierre, 138

Albemarle, Duke of. See Monk
Albenas, Françoise d', 159, 160
Albers, James, 138

Albert, Prince Consort, and bee-
culture, 327, 337

Albert, Jacob, governor of La
Providence, 138

Albi (France), Archbishop of, and
the Huguenots, 219
Albigenses, the crusade against the,
219, 221

Aldus, the printer, partner of, 455
Alembon, Allembon (France), 347
Alençon, the Duc d', 91
Alexander, W. B., L.D.S.R.C.S.
Eng., elected Fellow, 5
Alexandra, Queen of England, her
coronation robes, 325, 338
Alfairan, Sieur d'. See Viçose
Allaman, d'. See Sellon

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André, Clara Matilda, 485 ped.

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David, 138, 485, 485 ped., 489 ped.
Dominique, 485 ped.

Dominique Isabeau, 489 ped.
Dorothea Kate, 487

Edith Miriam, 488

Edouard François, 489 ped., 490

Eileen, 487

Eléonore, 485 ped.

Elizabeth, 485 ped.

Elizabeth Jacqueline, 489 ped.

Ernest César, 489 ped.

Estienne (Etienne), 485, 485 ped.
François, 489 ped.

Françoise, 485

Gabrielle, 485 ped.

Gabrielle Louise Mathilde, 489
ped., 490

Georges, 489 ped.

Guillaume, 485, 485 ped., 486

Sir Guillaume Louis, bart., 138
Isabeau, 485 ped.

Isabelle, 485 ped., 489 ped.
James E. Felix, 487
James Lewis, 485 ped., 487
James Peter, 138, 485 ped.
Jane Mary, 485 ped.
Jaques, 485, 485 ped., 489 ped.
Jaques Antoine, 489 ped.
Jaques François, 485, 485 ped.
Jaques Pierre, 138

Jean, 485, 485 ped., 489 ped.
Jean Jacques, 489 ped.

Jean Louis, senior and junior,
deputy-governors of La Provid-
ence, 138

Jeanne, 485 ped., 489 ped.
John, Major, 485 ped., 486, 487
miniature of, 487

his monument, 488, 489
John Lewis, 485 ped.
John Louis, 485 ped.

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