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THE FRENCH CHURCH IN SOUTHAMPTON.
IV.
THE DEATHS.
On May 17th, 1570, occurs this entry : " Jerome Dentierre, a young fellow (Jeusne Compaignon), a native of Vanbrechie, near Lille, in Flanders. He had been a soldier, belonging to (the Company of) Monsr. de Bergne, and falling ill he took refuge with this Congregation, both for help in his hour of need and for comfort; he was taken care of in the house of Jan de Merre for a long time and at great cost to the poor-box, but at length he passed away on the 17th of May, 1570, and was buried the same day outside the Church."
In 1651 appears a name the Arms of which, until obliterated by time, formed one of the seven shields upon the Bargate, that of Newland. The actual entry is as follows
" Anne Delamotte refue du 8r. Newland ob.. 5 Mars."
The entry of February 1st, 1711, mentions a distinguished name in connection with the Southampton of the 17th century " Mr. Adam de Cardonnel died on the 27th of January, aged 90 years and one month, after having served this Church in the capacity of an Elder for the period of forty eight years; he was buried in the French Church on the 1st February." The Arms of de Cardonnel appeared until recently upon the Bargate of the Borough.
V.
THE EASTS AND THANKSGIVINGS.
The first entry is as follows:—"In the year 1568, the 3rd of September, a Public Fast took place in consequence of Monsr. the Prince of Orange having proceeded from Germany into the Low Countries in order to attempt, with God's help, to deliver the poor Churches in their trouble. The Fast was held, moreover, for the purpose of praying the more fervently that the Lord would serve his People."
Another entry is dated two years later :—In the year 1570, on the 6th day of May, a Fast was held because Monsr. the Prince of Conde and other Princes of France, who were fighting for the maintenance of the true religion which the King wished to abolish, had lost a great battle. In consequence of which all the Churches found themselves in a sorry plight and within measurable distance of dire misfortune (se voioient fort desolees et prochaines de calamite extreme) For this reason the Fast was held in order to pray for them."
The following entry records one of the darkest pages of Huguenot history, the massacre of St. Bartholomew :—" In the year 1572, on the 25th day of September, a Public Fast was held on account of the
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