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memoration of the two hundredth anniversary of the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes, contains reproductions by the aid of photography of portraits of Calvin and Jean Daillé, and of old engravings of some of the more noted episodes in the history of the Reformed Church in France. There are eight illustrations in all exclusive of the frontispiece, and each of them is accompanied by a brief account of the person or the event represented.
The Huguenot Pastor's Bride. By the Author of " The "Spanish Brothers."-The Sunday at Home, February,
This is a poem upon the marriage of a Huguenot pastor with a daughter of the martyred pastor François Benezet. The frontispiece of the magazine is a coloured print representing the marriage, and the number also contains a wood engraving of a Huguenot service in the Desert.
The Edict of Nantes and its Revocation. By the Rev. R. G. Green, D.D.—The Religious Tract Society. London, [1885.]
This little treatise was issued just before the celebration of the Bi-centenary of the Revocation last October. Within the narrow limits of twenty-eight small pages, it sketches rapidly the history of Protestantism in France from the middle of the sixteenth century to the present time, dwelling especially on the events which cluster round the period of the Revocation.
THE ROYAL BOUNTY.-PETITION OF THE FRENCH MINISTERS TO WILLIAM III.
The following is a copy of a petition, presented by the refugee French ministers in England to King William III., in 1695, asking for a further grant from the Royal Bounty. It states the age of each minister, and what family he had, if any, as these matters were taken into consideration in fixing the amount of the yearly allowances, and it also sets out the sums which had been paid from the fund since 1686. The original is preserved at the Public Record Office.
Liste des Ministres François necessiteux refugiés en
Mr. Desers agé de 84 ans, sa femme, et 2 filles.
Mr. Misson, 76 ans.
Mr. Malide, 66 ans, sa femme, et un enfant.
Mr. le Sauvage, 66 ans, et sa femme.
Mr. Vernoux, 60 ans, sa femme, 2 enfans.
Mr. Soulignac, 60 ans, sa femme, 1 enfant.
Mr. Astruc, 60 ans.
Mr. Dejoux, le père, 58 ans, sa femme, et 2 enfans.
Mr. Chineau, 58 ans, sa femme.
Mr. Hanus, 58 ans, sa femme.
Mr. Souchet, 58 ans, sa femme, 1 enfant.
Mr. Tirel, 58 ans.
Mr. Motte, 58 ans, sa femme.
Mr. Desqueirac' 58 ans, sa femme, 2 enfans.
Mr. Pons, 55 ans, sa femme, et 4 filles.
Mr. Ticier, 55 ans, sa femme, 1 fils.
Mr. Fleury, 55 ans, sa femme.
Mr. Brocas, 55 ans, sa femme, le fille.
Mr. Romans, 51 ans, sa femme, 1e fille.
Mr. Molinier, 50 ans.
Mr. Laplace, 50 ans, sa femme.
Mr. Delbeque, 50 ans, sa femme, 4 enfans.
Mr. Courdill, 50 ans, sa femme.
Mr. Tinel, 50 ans.
Mr. Desaiguilliers, 50 ans, sa femme, 1 fils.
Mr. Campredon, 48 ans.
Mr. Campredon, de Douvre.
Mr. Richard, 47 ans.
Mr. [*]ombes, 47 ans.
Mr. Camou, 46 ans, sa femme, 2 enfans.
Mr. La Motthe, 47 ans, sa femme, 2 enfans.
Mr. Raöux, 46 ans.
Mr. Boudet, 48 ans, sa femme, 1o fille.
Mr. Cairou, 45 ans, sa femme.
Mr. Sylvius, 45 ans, sa femme, 1o fille.
Mr. Fournes, 40 ans.
Mr. Duval, 40 ans, sa femme.
Mr. de Mazas, 40 ans, sa femme.
Mr. Belvais, 60 ans.
Mr. Fontaine, 45 ans, sa femme, 6 enfans.
Mr. Charpentier, 32 ans.
Mr. Pujolas, 32 ans.
Mr. Bassel, 32 ans.
Mr. Riviere, 37 ans.
Mr. Déjoux le fils, 32 ans, sa femme.
Roole de la charité royalle que les Ministres François ont receu pour leur subsistance dépuis l'an 1686 jusqu'à 1695 inclusivement.
Au mois de Mars 1686 on fit une collecte en vertu d'un bref du Roy, qui alla jusqu'à cinquante et deux mille livres sterlings, et au mois de Juin de laditte année on en fit la distribution; on donna à chaque ministre par an 18. cinq livres à leur femmes, et 31. à chacun de leurs enfans.
£ s. d.
En l'an 1688 on mit par un nouveau règlement le[s] ministres au dessous de 50 ans à 71 par an, eux et leurs femmes, et les enfans au dessous de douze ans à 11. 10sh. par an, et rien à ceux qui estoient au dessus,
Sy les susnommés avoient osé prendre la liberte de dire à sa Majesté quelle somme il faudroit pour subvenir à leur misère, ils croyent que celle de deux mille cinq cens livres suffiroit pour leur consolation.
[Endorsed.] Att Whitehall, the 16th November, 1695. His Majestie having been moved upon this Petition, is graciously pleased to referre the same to the Right Honble. the Lords Commrs of the Treasury to examine the allegations therein contained and report the state of the case, together with their opinion what may be fittly done in it, whereupon his Matie will declare his further pleasure. WILL. TRUMBULL.
14 Novr., 95.
Referred to the Lordes of the Treasury.
PRESENTATIONS TO THE LIBRARY OF THE
The History of the Huguenot Emigration to America; by the Rev. Charles Washington Baird, D.D., 2 vols.-New York: Dodd, Mead, and Co. [1885.] Presented by the Huguenot Society of America.
A History of the De Péchels, or Pechell Family; by Samuel de Péchels, Sieur de la Boyssonade; (reprinted from the Sussex Archæological Society's collections. Vol. xxv., 1875). This volume contains a photograph of the Chateau of "La Boyssonnade," near Montauban, in Languedoc, and an etching from a portrait of Jean Orace de Péchels, who lived in the latter half of the sixteenth century. Manuscript additions have been made to the pedigree contained in the body of the work, commencing with Pierre de Péchels, Baron de St. Cran Barre et de la Boyssonade, who was ennobled by Henry II. by patent, dated 8th April, 1547. Two other pedigrees have been inserted on the fly leaves of the volume. One of them is compiled with excerpts from Burke's Peerage. The other is in manuscript, and shows the descent of the donor, Mr. Pechell, from Frederic, Duke of Schomberg, and from James I., King of England, through the marriage of that monarch's daughter, the Princess Elizabeth, with Frederick, King of Bohemia.-Presented by Hervey Pechell, Esq., of Maresfield Park, Sussex.
The Story of a Huguenot Family; by Dr. Samuel Smiles. This is an account of the escape of Samuel de Péchels to England, after the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes, which appeared in the numbers of "Good Words" for February and April, 1877.-Also presented by Mr. Pechell.
The Marriage, Baptismal, and Burial Registers, 1571 to 1874, and Monumental Inscriptions of the Dutch Reformed Church, Austin Friars, London, with a short account of the Strangers and their Churches; edited by William John Charles Moens. Privately printed, Lymington, 1884.--Presented by the Editor.
A manuscript list of Huguenots who left Holland to settle at the Cape of Good Hope. It is arranged alphabetically under the settlers' names. In most cases it gives the names of the ships in which the emigrants sailed, with the ports of departure and the dates of sailing, and it contains many references to documents preserved at the Cape, in which the names of the settlers' descendants have been traced, such as Church Books,