ii s. xi. JAN. 2, 1915.] NOTES AND QUERIES.
Hardy appears in the Army Lists as cornet, 6 July, 1792; captain, 30 Oct., 1793; lieutenant-colonel commandant, 26 Sept., 1794.
In The Gentlemen's Magazine, vol. Ixvii., March, 1797, p. 252, appears this notice :
" Sept., 1796. At St. Lucia, of the yellow fever, in his 37th year, Lieut. -Colonel Commandant Thomas Cartaret [sic] Hardy, of the Royal York Fusiliers. He was a gallant and an active officer ; and in his death his country and his friends have sustained an almost irreparable loss. The writer of this well knew his worth."
I will now add a few details connecting the family of Thomas Carteret Hardy with more recent times.
The Bev. Daniel Lysons, M.A.,F.R.S., of Hempsted Court, the celebrated topographer and antiquary, author of ' Magna Britannia,' <fcc., b. 23 April, 1762, m. first at Bath, 12 May, 1801, Sarah, eldest dau. of Lieut. - Col. Thomas Carteret Hardy of the York Fusiliers, and by her (who d. 1808) had issue: (1) Daniel, d. 1814, aged 10 years; (2) Samuel, of Hempsted (see below) ; (3) Sarah, b. 1802, m. 5 Oct., 1831, to the Rev. John Haygarth, Rector of Upham, Hants, and d. 18 May, 1833, having had issue a dau. (Josepha, d. unm. 1846); ;(4) Charlotte, b. 1807, m. at Naples, 14 Nov., 1825, to Sir James Carnegie, Bart., of Southesk, N.B., and d. April, 1848, having with other issue a son, James, Earl of Southesk.
The Rev. Samuel Lysons, of Hempsted Court, co. Gloucester, J.P., b. 17 March, 1806; m. first, 1 Jan., 1834, Eliza Sophia Theresa Henrietta, eldest dau. of Major- General Sir Lorenzo Moore, K.C.H. and C.B., and by her (who d. 1846) had issue : <1) Arthur Charles, b. 1836, d. 1855. (2) Lorenzo George, b. 1839, late captain 23rd Regiment, adjutant 1st Battalion Aberdeenshire Volunteers. (3) Edmund Hicks Beach, b. 1842, lieutenant R.M. <4) Daniel George, b. 1844; B.A.Oxon, in Holy Orders; m. 7 April, 1869, Katherine Anne, fourth dau. of Thomas C. Eyton, Esq., of Eyton Hall: (i.) Alice Elizabeth, (ii.) Clementina Agnes, m. to the Rev. Francis John Atwood. Samuel Lysons m. secondly, 11 March, 1847, Lucy, dau. of the Rev. John Adey Curtis (by Albinia Frances his wife, who, after the death of her husband, assumed her family name of Hayward in addition to Curtis, in compliance with a request in her father's will). He m. thirdly, in 1872, Gertrude Savery, second dau. of Simon Adams Beck, of Cheam, Surrey. Mr. Lysons graduated at Exeter College, Oxford, B.A. 1831, M.A. 1835. He was Rector and
Patron of Rodmarton, Gloucestershire, ap- pointed 1833, resigned 1866 ; Rural Dean of Gloucester 1865, Hon. Canon Gloucester Cathedral 1867. He died at Hempsted Court, 27 March, 1877.
General Sir Daniel Lysons (1816-98), Constable of the Tower until recent years, was the son of Daniel Lysons the topo- grapher (supra) by his second wife. He d. 29 Jan., 1898, and by his first wife, Harriet Sophia, d. of Charles Bridges, Court House, Overton, he had four sons, one of whom, Henry Lysons (Scottish Rifles), ob- tained the Victoria Cross in the Zulu War of 1879.
I feel sure' that some of the descendants of Thomas Carteret Hardy will "be able to substantiate, or otherwise, the story in question. A. L. HUMPHBEYS.
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THE KINGDOM OF FIFE (11 S. x. 449). The origin of this expression cannot appa- rently be traced. Sheriff Mackay in his ' History of Fife and Kinross,' indeed, says (pp. 1 and 2) that its physical geography " confirms the traditionary history " that Fife had been one of " the many separate kingdoms of the Picts." Later on in his book, however, he says (p. 263) :
u [The expression] The Kingdom is itself very
nearly, if not quite, a proverb It is old, it is
brief, it is never forgotten, its origin is lost
When and where within its bounds was there a
single king who held it as his kingdom? Fife
must be content to be a kingdom without a king." See " The County Histories of Scotland," Fife and Kinross ' (Edinburgh and London, William Black wood & Sons, 1896).
T. F. D.
BESZANT FAMILY (11 S. x. 270). Many French families have a dolphin or dolphins in their arms ; among them may be mentioned Banton, Dantil, Feugerolles, De Caverson, Guilabert, Poisson de Gastines, Dauphin. I have never heard or read of any restriction on the use of the dolphin as a figure in French arms, and would much like to know the source of the information furnished to the ' Encyclopaedia Britannica ' (1799). No family named Beszant bearing a dolphin for arms is known to me. LEO C.
DETECTIVES IN FICTION (11 S. x. 469). I dimly remember being greatly interested, some sixty years ago, in ' Recollections of a Police-Officer' in Chambers' s Edinburgh Journal. The hero's name was, I think, Waters or Walters, and his stories were enjoyed both by me and by my grand- father. ST. SWITHIN.