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that name bearing "Fusily ermine and sable, "a canton or," as of good note and antiquity, has given to William and John, a brother named " Richard, that lived and died "at Baslowe in Derbyshire;" and being a layman, had issue Humphrey, who seated himself in Lancashire, where his descendents then lived at Warrington; from whom, continues he, Thomas Patten of Thornley, in the said county, gentleman, is descended. But the canton or would have been retained by William when he added the lilies, and would have appeared in the arms without them at Eton, and in the window at Croyland, if it had belonged to his family. Holinshed is silent as to the offspring of this Richard; though Godwina tells us he left children at Baslowe, whose posterity, as he heard, were still found in those parts. He and his descendents are met with perhaps in other authors; but it was Guillim, I apprehend, who

* Chronicle, vol. ii. p. 627. "W. eldest brother to John, and "to Richard that lived and died at Boslo in Derbyshire."

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a De Præs. p. 232. ubi liberos reliquit, quorum posteri, quantum audio, in illis adhuc regionibus reperiuntur." He mentions Budden's Life with commendations.

b Fuller's Worthies, printed in 1662, p. 56. "William, eld"est son to Richard Patten, an ancient esquire in this county, and

who first introduced him and them to the public.

Patten, it has been observed, was a surname not uncommon. Families distinguished by it, may have subsisted at the same time in Derbyshire, Lancashire, and Lincolnshire, and may yet subsist, each as distinct and separate from the other as the counties. But supposing Thomas Patten of Thornley to be derived from Richard of Baslow, we have reason to believe his pedigree wrongly deduced from the father of William and John Waynflete. Why are these two only represented on his tomb? Why did sir William Brereton, in the assignment of his estates, omit this third brother? But further, if this Richard survived William and John, or left children, would not he or they have been heir to the bishop? Yet another claimant is on record, Juliana Churchstile,

who,

"I understand that at this day they remain at Barsloe in Derby"shire, descended from the said esquire."

William Patten had to his brethren John of Waynfleet, and Richard Patten of Baselow in Derbyshire. A. Wood. Gutch, p. 306.

"W. Waynflet, sonne and heire of Richard Pattyn that lived at "Baslo in Derbyshire." MSS. Ashmole, N° 810. In the printed Catalogue, N° 7484.

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who, wanting to alienate a farm, which she asserted to belong to her as his relation, and proving her affinity as required by law, declares herself "widow and late wife of "Richard Churchstile deceased, kinswoman "and heir of master William de Waynflete, late bishop of Winchester; to wit, "“sole daughter and heir of Robert Patten, "brother and heir of Richard Patten, other"wise called Barbour, of Waynflete, father "of the bishop."

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The authority of Guillim appears to have been a pedigree given in by Thomas Patten of Thornley, and signed by Norroy king at arms, at the visitation at Ormskirk in Lancashire on the eighth of April 1665. Thomas Patten, or the herald employed by him, seems first to have connected Richard Patten of Baslow in Derbyshire, if such a person ever existed, with Richard Patten of Waynflete in Lincolnshire, and then to have

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quod ego Juliana Churchstilia, vidua, nuper uxor Rich. Church"stile defuncti, consanguinea et hæres magistri Willielmi de Wayn"flete, nuper Winton. episcopi: videlicet, unica filia et hæres Ro"berti Patten, fratris et hæredis Richardi Patten (alias dicti Bar"bour) de Waynflete, patris prædicti Willielmi de Waynflete, nuper episcopi, in pura viduatate mea," &c. E Registro Coll. I examined Registr. A without finding it.

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removed his son Humphrey into Lancashire, to provide the family established in this county with an ancestor of eminence.

Waynflete, we may remember, has declared that he had demurred whether to found a college, or distribute his goods to the poor in his lifetime. The enriching of his family is not an alternative. No preference is given to, nor provision made for, kinsmen at his college, as by Wykeham; neither is there mention of any relation in his will. Perhaps Juliana Churchstile was the only one remaining, was in affluence, and without children.

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CHAPTER XIII.

Proceedings at Magdalen College after the Death of Waynflete, with an Account of some Benefactors and Members of the Society, particularly Wuley.

HE desire to promote religion

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and learning planted by Waynflete in his college, having taken root in his lifetime, continued to increase and flourish after his death; and his intention, where the society had knowledge of it, was a rule for their conduct, and fulfilled by them with respectful deference.

Among the nobles attainted by the first parliament of Henry the Seventh was lord Lovell, who raised an army, which dispersed on proclamation of pardon in 1486; and in the following year he perished in battle.

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Francis lord Lovell was created a viscount 22 Edw. IV, was slain at the battle of Stoke, 3 Hen. VII; when, he having no issue, the title became extinct.

The president and scholars celebrated exequies after his death, and were allowed a pittance, as at the same ceremony for lady Danvers and other benefactors.

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