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12 S.X. MAY 27, 1922.] NOTES AND QUERIES. 409 HEMPHILL. What is the derivation of the Irish family name of Hemphill ? The first Lord Hemphill's ancestor, Robert Hemphill (or Boyd), is said in Burke' s ' Peerage ' to have come to Ireland from Ayrshire ? Is the name a variation of Semple, Sempill, or Semphill, families of which names flourished in Ayrshire-?

Two of this family emigrated in the 

eighteenth century, one to Pennsylvania, the other to Georgia. Are the names of Hemp- hill, towns in Texas and in New Mexico, traceable to either of these ? O. HOLLAND. 31, Chatsworth Road, Bournemouth. " HAY SILVEE." Can any reader tell me the meaning of "hay silver." There is an old parchment here dated 1641 with this heading, and below a list of names with the amounts due from each person, mostly pennies, halfpennies and farthings. To whom was this money paid, for what purpose, and up to what date did such payments continue ? I have been informed that the name is probably derived from the Anglo-Saxon haeg, meaning "hedge," and does not refer to dried grass. H. C. BARNARD. The Grey House, Yatton, Somerset. THE BIRMINGHAM HARCOURTS. The few surviving members of the Harcourt family in Birmingham are probably all descended from Robert Harcourt, born c. 1774, who had eight sons, in addition to two or three daughters. Most of the above descendants have emigrated to the colonies. The eldest son, Robert Harcourt (born 1794, died July 10, 1877) is buried in Acocks Green churchyard, near Birmingham. One of the younger sons, David Harcourt, who married Sarah Henshaw, a relative of the celebrated landscape artist of the same name, had, besides three married daughters, an only son, Charles James Harcourt, a brass- founder and a J.P. for Warwickshire, whose issue is still living. From whom was the elder Robert Harcourt descended ? Any information concerning the immediate ancestors of this branch of the family will be acceptable, as it is desired to establish their connexion with the main stem, which still survives after lasting about 30 generations. H. B. MILITARY TERM : " RAFFAELE." What is the exact meaning of this peculiar and un- familiar military expression ? ANEURIN WILLIAMS. Menai View, North Road, Carnarvon. HUNGARY WATER. The sale of the Burdett-Coutts silver collection included four silver bottle-labels, evidently personal to the toilet of Mrs. Thomas Coutts (Miss Harriot Mellon), afterwards Duchess of St. Albans. They were for " Rose " and " Elder Flower," dated 1824-5, and " Hun- gary Water " and " Eau de Cologne," dated 1826-7. Can some reader say what "Hun- gary Water " was ? C. J. P. D'ANVERS ARMS INN : PINDAR'S BAGNIO. Will MR. DE CASTRO kindly tell me whether, in the course of his researches, he has come across an inn called the D'Anvers 'Arms or D'Anvers Head (probably spelt jDanvers), after the family of that name, I who had a house in or near Strand Lane ? | The inn was, I believe, in that neighbour- hood, but I did not find it among those which have appeared in * N. & Q.* over MR. DE CASTRO'S signature. Will he also kindly inform me if Pindar's Bagnio, in I Westmoreland Close, near Aldersgate Street, was an inn, besides being a bagnio ? A. S. FOORD. REID THE MOUNTEBANK. In a note to canto vi., st. 6, of ' The Lady of the Lake,' Sir JohnLauder, LordFountainhall, is quoted as reporting (' Decisions,' vol. i., p. 440) as follows : January llth, 1687. Reid the mountebank is received into the Popish church, and one of his

blackamores was persuaded to accept of baptism,

fiom the Popish priests and to turn Christian papist ; which was a great trophy ; he was called James, after the King and Chancellor, and the ' Apostle James. And (op. Git., vol. i.,p. 439) : Reid the mountebank pursues Scott of Harden and his lady for stealing away from him a little j girl, called the tumbling-lassie, that danced upon his stage : and he claimed damages, and produced

a contract, whereby he bought her from her 

i mother for 30 Scots. But we have no slaves in Scotland and mothers cannot sell their bairns ; and physicians attested the employment of tumbling would kill her ; and her joints were now grown stiff, and she declined to return ; though she was at least a prentice, and so could

not run away from her master 
yet some cited

! Moses's law,* that if a servant shelter himself | with thee, against his master's cruelty, thou i shalt surely not deliver him up. The Lords, j renitente cancellario, assoilzied Harden, on the ! 27th of January [1687]. Is anything more known of this Reid ? JOHN B. WAINE WRIGHT. ADRIAN STOKES, second husband of the ! Duchess of Suffolk, mother of Lady Jane Grey. Where could I obtain biographical I information about him ? G, R.