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discontinued after 1890, though not a weekly but an annual publication, contains a record of the leading plays produced during this period, with their casts and illustrations the latter during the first seven years


The Figaro, which flourished as a weekly or bi-weekly paper for some years, covered part of the above period, and had many sketch-portraits of theatrical and other celebrities. The writer has a scrapbook with a large number of such portraits, which might be available if their reproduc- tion is contemplated. W. B. H.

J. HILL (11 S. xi. 208). This engraver does not appear to have done much work ; at all events, one meets it but rarely. Bed- grave in his ' Dictionary of Artists ' calls him a clever artist, and says that he pro- duced some good plates in " mezzotint." This, I think, must be an error for aquatint. He did some lake -views after Charles Dibdin (who was as good an artist as he was a song- writer), and later went out to America, where he was living in 1824.


E. C. R.'s question evidently refers to John Hill the etcher, who was one of the artists who served Ackermann. He worked between 1805 and 1822, and later did work in the United States. Hill was also a mezzo - tinter. W. H. QXJABBELL.

[CoL. MALET and MB. ABCHIBALD SPARKE thanked for replies.]

THE ROYAL REGIMENT OF ABTILLEBY (US. xi. 151, 215). It is possible that Henry T. Fauquier, who died in 1840, was the son of Thomas Fauquier, gentleman-in-waiting to Queen Charlotte, and his wife Charlotte, third daughter of the Very Rev. and Hon. Edward Townshend, D.D., Dean of Norwich, and granddaughter of Charles, second Viscount Townshend, K.G., and relict of John Norris, Esq., of Witton Park, co. Norfolk.

Mr. and Mrs. Fauquier had several chil dren, I believe, one of whom was the Rev. G. L. W. Fauquier, Rector (and patron) of West Haddon, Northamptonshire, whose daughter died a few years ago, leaving many miniatures of the Townshend family. The Fauquiers are connexions of mine through the Townshends.

JAMES DUBHAM, formerly Attache,

H.M. Diplomatic Service

Cromer Grange, Norfolk.


US. xi. 186). Upon the renewal of the war with Napoleon in 1803 the Highland Armed Association changed its name to the Loyal North Britons, and Lord Reay was appointed commandant. The resolutions were passed at " The Shakespeare Tavern " on 28 July,. 1803 (Public Record Office, H.O. 50-78). CUTHBEBT REID.

BABBING-OUT (11 S. viii. 370, 417, 473,. 515; ix. 55; x. 258; xi. 32, 199). Them is a good account of a school barring-out in the North Country in Mr. W. T. Palmers- ' Odd Yarns of English Lakeland,' 1914 r pp. 57-60. G. L. APPEBSON.

SAV^BY FAMILY OF DEVONSHIRE (11 S.. xi. 148, 196, 218, 238). The Savery pedigree- does not show any connexion with Roelandt Savery (1576-1639), animal painter, of Courtrai, son of James Savery, animal painter, of Courtrai, 1545, who died of the plague at Amsterdam in 1602. Tristram, Risdon in his ' Survey of Devonshire ' says :

" The Savery family descended out of Brittany ,, have lived divers descents in the parish of Fenton,. and in the reign of Elizabeth we find them seated at Totnes."


Essex Lodge, Ewell.


x. 167). Since writing my note on Lysons's uncompleted ' History of the Berkeley Family,' I have found that the pages there mentioned were all that he printed. In the catalogue of the library of the Rev. Samuel Lysons, sold at Sotheby's, 12-13 July,. 1880, lot 274 is there described as follows :

" Lysons (S.), Extracts from a MS. History of the Berkeley Family, 39 printed and 210 manu- script pages, never finished, and printing stopped by the author; see his reply to Lady Berkeley,-, and 3 autograph letters from her Ladyship pre- fixed, 1799."

This was bound with Fosbroke's 'Berkeley Manuscripts,' and purchased by Bernard Quaritch. His representatives are unable to tell me what became of the volume, ard as it does not seem to be in the British Museum, I shall feel glad if any reader of ' N. & Q.' can indicate its whereabouts.



AUTHOB OF PABODY WANTED (11 S. xi.. 150). When I first saw this couplet quoted (probably in the late eighties) it was credited to " Josh Billings " (i.e., Henry Wheeler Shaw, 1818-85). WALTEB JEBBOLD.