E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Jacobites (3 syl.).
The partisans of James II. (when William III. superseded him), his son, and grandson.
Jacobites, nicknamed Warming-pans. It is said that Mary dEste, the wife of James II., never had a living child, but that on one occasion a child, introduced to her bedroom in a warming-pan, was substituted for her dead infant. This warming-pan child was the Pretender. Such is the tale, the truth is quite another matter.
Jacobites. An Oriental sect of Monophysites, so called from Jacobus Baradæus (Jacoub Al-Baradei), Bishop of Edessa, in Syria, in the sixth century.