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34 THE CAMBRIAN REMEMBRANCER. FEB., 1878. pleasing id it to find that, generation after genera¬ tion, the heads, and younger branches also, of the Bulkeleys have managed to keep upon good terms with their countrymen. Every now and then circumstances have arisen which made it lnccessaiy for them to maintain tne libeity of the subject against high influences that tried to encroach upon it. They did not abandon the weak, but stood up very manfully for right. Ofcoinse, they were nit all of one mind upon t very public question, but the traditions of the family always ran in one direction, and the late Sir Richard liulkelty followed these traditions, and died mourned by all classes who were Welsh at heart and who cluog to the piiuciples which had distinguished him in life. '' 11 wy y peiy clod na golud," said one of our old sages, and every day we live supplies us with the abiding truth of this adage, but where f<*me and wealth have been united, as they have been in this house, what a blessing it is to know that the fame remained un¬ tarnished by the wealth, and that ws are able to dwell with satisfaction upon the history of the Welsh Bulkeleys and the relation they have held to us, and we to them. Cofiadur. FEBRUARY 2nd, 1878. NOTES. The Welsh Church.—The Bishop of Chester and the Dean of Bangor have been addressing a com¬ pany of Welshmen at Chester upon the history and condition of the Welsh Church. So much of the proceedings at a meeting as relate to controversial questions cannot of course be noticed in your "Cam¬ brian Remembrancer," but interesting facts narrated, in their relation to Wales may, for they are common to all readers and are useful to ajl. The bishop Btated that in 156 years, from the accession ol Elizabeth in 1558 to the accession of George 1. to the throne, 43 native Welsh bishops had been ap¬ pointed to Welsh sees. In the next 156 years not one had been so appointed. The dean stated that in the year 1700 there were only 36 Nonconformist chapels in Wales. In pro«»f of the vitality of the Welsh language at the present time, he said that eleven newspapers and seventeen monthly publications were now issued in the ancient tongue, and 1 should feel much obliged to some of your readers if they could inform me— 1st. How many Nonconformist chapels we have now hi North Wales. 2nd. The names of the Welsh newspapers and serials now issued in North Wales. A time will come when this information may be useful to writers upon the history of the country. Alwen. ODDS AND ENDS. Bishop of St. Asaph's Post Obit Dues — Formerly a customary right existed in the diocese of St Asaph whereby the bishop claimed the follow¬ ing post obit dues on the decease of every beneficed clergyman within the jurisdiction:— "Imprimus, his best gelding horse, or mire. Item, His best gown. Item, IIis best cloak. Item, His waste coat. Item, Hishat Htidcap. Item, His falchion. Item, His best book Item, His surplice. Item, His best coat, jerkin doublet, and breeches. Item, His hose, or nether stockings, and garters. Item, His purse and girdle. Item, His knife and glove*. Item, His signet, or ring of gold." These episcopal mortuaries were, by Act of Parlia¬ ment, abolished in the reign of Queen Elizabeth, and the first sinecure rectory in the bishop's patronage was to be substituted in their stead. The first that became vacaut was Northop, which added materially to the income of the bishop. A Welsh Marriage in Cromwell's Time.— The following account of a marriage that took plaou when the performance of matrimonial rites were prohibited as au ecclesiastical function, and placed under the civil power, is interesting and worth preservation:— " Know all men, that upon the eleventh day of Feb ruary in the year of our Lord God one thousand six hundred and fifty five, Richard Griffith, souue and heire appant of John Giitlitli late of Bagdit, hi the County of Flint, esq. deceased, and Martha Pennant, the daughter oi Edward Pennant, esq. of Bagillt aforesaid, came before ma, Ralph II ughes, esq. one of the justices of peace in the couuty of Flint,and desired to be joyned together in matrimony, and being sufficiently satisfied, that the said intended marriage was publi&hed on three several Lords dayes, at the time of morning exercise, within the parish church of Holywell, within which parish the said parties reside, and that noe pson gayuesayed or Dtcnded any cause why the said parties might not be joyned togeather in niatiimonie, both of them being of full age and discretion, and the parents of both parties consenting thereunto ; and after both parties had pronounced before uie in the presence of divers credible witues&es, the words of solemnization mentioned in an act of parliament, intituled, an act of touching marriages, and dated the xxiiiith d»y of August, 1653, I did pronounce aud deciarethe said Richard Giithth and Martha Pennant to be lawful husband aud wife. In witness whereof I have hereunto put my hand aud sale, the day and yeare first above written, 1655. Ra. Huges. (L. S.) Witnesses hereunto, "Thomas Griffith, ° Roger Jones, "John Mostyn." A Flintshire Worthy.—It is not very long since a quiet and inoffensive country gentleman died in London (June 17th, 1874) whose name will here¬ after fill a very respectable niche in the table of Cambrian worthies. I allude to the late Sir Stephen Richard Glyune, Bart., who at one time sat in Parliament for the Flint boroughs, and afterwards