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MISCELLANEA 361 

ut omnes et singule Judee ejusdem tabulas hujusinodi publice deferant 
in forma que provisa est de Judeis predictis ; faciatis insuper inhiberi 
et publice proclamari per totum regnum predictum, ne aliquis Judeus 
quascumque carnes quoquo modo presumat vendere Christianis set 
(seu ?) Christianum aut Christianam secum in hospicio suo seu alibi 
in servicio suo audeat decetero retinere. Teste Rege apud Westmonas- 
terium primo die Decembris. 

B. Lionel Abrahams. 



Jews' Houses in Lincoln, in 1484. 

Another piece of information concerning the pre-expulsion Jews 
is given in the Fourteenth Report of the Historical Manuscripts 
Commission (Appendix, Part VIII, p. 11), from which it appears that 
the houses which had belonged to certain Jews expelled from England 
in 1290 were, in 1484, still known by the names of their former 
Jewish owners. There is preserved among the Lincoln records an 
"Inspeximus" by Richard III, dated November 30, 1484, of a 
charter of Edward IV issued on February 15, 1466, making certain 
grants to the mayor and citizens of Lincoln. Among the grants was 
" a large number of quit-rents paid to the Crown from various houses 
in the city," many of which had belonged to Jews, and which are all 
specified in detail. In the list the following names of Jews are found ; 
" Ursell Levy, of Wickford, in the parish of St. Mark, whose name 
occurs thrice ; Diabella. a Jewess, condemned for felony, whose name 
occurs four times ; Bealesset or Belasset, of Wallingford, a Jewess 
also condemned for felony, five times ; Hagin, son of Benedict, of 
Lincoln ; Agnu or Agni, daughter of Benedict, one of whose houses 
is said to have come to the king's hands by the exile of Benedict 5 
Jacob Levi, in the parish of St. Benedict ; Floria, of London, a Jewess 
of Lincoln, in the parishes of St. Martin and St. Cuthbert ; Juda in 
the bailly; Benedict le Count, in the parish of St. John called 'la 
poure ' ; Jacob Brauncegate, in the parish of St. George ; Jocey Gabias, 
in the parish of St. Michael-on-the-Hill ; Salomon of London, in the 
parish of St. Martin and in Brauncegate ; Manser de Bradeworth, in 
the parish of St. George ; Jocey of Colchester ; Benedict of London, 
in Brauncegate; Hagin Calf; Elias Gaboys. Besides this there is 
a rent of 2s. partly from the burial-ground of the Jews, and lgd. paid 
by the bailiffs from various Jews' houses not specified." With one 
exception the names given above are to be found in one or other 
of the three earlier lists of the houses of the expelled Jews of 
Lincoln, viz. those contained in the Record Office Manuscripts known 



362 THE JEWISH QUARTERLY REVIEW 

as "Queen's Remembrancer's Miscellanea— Jews, 557, Nos. 9 and 11," 
in the Lansdown Collection at the British Museum (Vol. 826, Part 5, 
Transcript 4), and in the Rotulorum Originalium Abbreviatio (printed 
by the Record Commission), pp. 73a-76b. The one exception just 
referred to is the name of "Agnu or Agni daughter of Benedict." 
I have no doubt that this is a copyist's mistake for Agin or Hagin 
son {fiV) of Benedict. 

It is worth noticing that there was evidently no Jews' quarter in 
Lincoln. The Jews' houses are situated in parishes in every part 
of the city. 

B. Lionel Abrahams. 



Additions to the Jews in China. 
(J. Q. R., vol. VIII, p. 123 sqq.) 

Me. Marcus Adleb has drawn my attention to correspondences 
in Jewish Chronicle: (a) July 11, 1879, by Mr. J. L. Liebermann; 
(b) July 27, 1888, by an anonymous correspondent. Both have nothing 
more than the missionaries reported. 

Remarks by my friend S. J. Halberstam: p. 130, 1. 12, 1I3B9 for 
-]2^ ; 1. 16, WV3 for fiynD ; 1. 22, Dili for 13131. P. 132, 11. 5, 6 
from below, read 

rrt* 1KDD3 of?& 3V1 JWV1 6 
njTV 3NT 5 
By these readings we find the following acrostic : 

pmi prn "jvn '•sis bxmw 

P. 138. Mr. M. Adler writes that amongst the facsimiles of Shan- 
ghai in his possession, the sections CVHp (Lev.xix. 1 to xxi. 27), at end 
Tmb mp : iD and rMN r\iO (Dent. xi. 26 to xvi. 17), at end ftp. 

Ad. Neubauek.