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22 VALLE CRUCIS ABBEY. or his son it may be difficult to determine. Supposing the monument to be of the age of Henry I., something might be said in support of either of his predecessors. I think I have seen a Welsh female name not very different from Wleder, such as Gwladys, &c; but these, I dare say, will immediately suggest themselves to your readers, when they are once shown the proper reading of M a t i s. I would further state, that the inscription mentioned by Mr. Jones Parry, to the memory of Ilbertus de Chaz, has been engraved more correctly than in Gough's Camden, in the History of Lacock Abbey, 8vo., 1835, and in the Gentleman's Magazine for June, 1835. John Gough Nichols. Notes on Mr. Nichol's remarks on the Llanfihangel y Traethau in¬ scription :— 1. I should think the word hie is to be preferred; the tall stone not being the sepulchre, but indicating its place.—I. 0. W. 5. There is nothing to support the idea that the name of the king should be read wiLLe/Mi. The w I are clear enough, but the next letter is certainly N, and not two capital ls with a line through them. Mr. Wake- man's suggestion that the stone was erected in the time of King Owen [WINI, Uvini?] is to be preferred, in my opinion.—I. 0. W. VALLE CRUCIS ABBEY. Arms of Valle Crucis Abbey . In the course of my avocations the other day, I chanced to meet with the will of Sir William Pickering, Knight, who