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12 s. VL JUNE 19, i9<_>o.] NOTES AND QUERIES.


9th Foot, 1718, till he d. Dec. 23, 1725; and General Charles Otway, colonel 35th Foot,

1717, till he d. Aug. 6, 1764, set, 78. Charles Otway, " son of the General," who d. at Romden, Kent, Jan. 30, 1767, was, I suggest, the Charles James Otway, major, 2nd Dragoon Guards, Feb. 9, 1741, " doubtless son of Col. James Otway of same Regt " (Dalton, viii. 202), and, if so, would not be "son of the General," but query, his nephew.

Francis Otway, ensign 9th Foot, Nov. 8,

1718, was the "Lieut.-Col. in the Guards," who d. July 1, 1762, and three other Otways, Thomas, Stephen, and Joseph also joined the 9th in 1718, 1720, and 1721. What the exact relationship between them was I should like to ascertain, but presumably the younger men were sons or nephews either of Col. James or General Charles Otway. I take it that the two first mentioned in the query were sons of the General, and identical with the Charles and Eaton Otway re- spectively made ensigns in the 35th Foot on Jan. 8, 1731/2, and Apr. 25, 1736 (Irish Commission Registers). A successor was app. June 1, 1739, vice Charles Otway, deceased, who would be the " Capt. Otway, son of the Brigadier," who d. Dec. 6, 1738, The Gent. Mag. at this time having a penchant for conferring its brevet of cap- tain upon the subalterns mentioned in its pages. His brother, Eaton Otway, made lieutenant, May 10, 1742, and Captain Oct. 28, .1745, but res. Apr. 22, 1749, was probably the " Capt. Otway, son of the General," who d. Oct. 19, 1764 (Gent. Maq.}.


A "CHINESE" GORDON EPITAPH (12 S. vi. 272, 299). MB. PIEBPOINT has solved the difficulty. In a second edition of the 4 Epitaphs ' he will find that E. D. A. M., the real author of the epitaph, attributed by Sir Reginald Wingate to Tennyson, was Mr. E. D. A. Morshead. For the sake of bibliographers I may note that the volume was edited and contributed to bv Mr. Francis Storr (1839-1919) who edited The Journal of Education from 1878 to 1918


37 Bedford Square, W.C.I.

E. D. A. M. was the late Edmund Doidge Anderson Morshead, who was born Feb. 4, 1849, and died Oct. 25, 1912. He was Fellow of New College, Oxford, 1874-9, and assistant master at Winchester College, 1872-4, and from September, 1879, to August, 1904. He was the translator of

five plays of ^Eschylus into verse, viz. r 'The Agamemnon,' 1877, which, with a translation of the ' Choephorse ' and ' Eu- menides,' was published as ' The House of Atreus ' in 1881, 2nd ed., 1889, 3rd ed. (in ' Golden Treasury Series '), 1901, 4th ed, (in same series), 1904, 'The Suppliant Maidens,' 1883, and 'The Prometheus Bound,' 1899 ; translator of the ' Ajax ' and the ' Electra ' of Sophocles into prose, and- the ' (Edipus Tyrannus ' into verse 1885. He was joint editor with Mr. Edward John- Turner of ' Faust,' part 1, with notes, &c.,~ 1882, and Select Poems of Schiller; and, editor of books 3 and 4 of ' Childe Harold.' He was a frequent contributor to The Journal of Education. In ' Prizes and. Proximes .... By Contributors to The Journal of Education ' (London, 1882} translations by him appear on pp. 9, 37, 39-41, 49, 50-51, 52-53, 54-55, 56, 57 and 58,. and an original poem on p. 1.

JOHN B. WAINEWRIGHT. [Several other correspondents thanked for supplying this identification.]

CELTIC PATRON SAINTS (12 S. vi. 110 r - 172, 237). I am greatly indebted to the correspondents who have wished to help- me in the solution of the point raised. So far I am unable to find in these books any definite attempts to show if the place was- the habitat of the saint, or the saint the- founder of the township. How far these local saints received canonization from Rome is another mystery. To make my point clear I will take the personage known under the several names of Machutus, Malo, Maclou and Mawes. Three places with- saintship attached are now recognized. Further we know that the name Malo was applied to individuals without the prefix, from which we may infer that when the wandering Welsh priest had succeeded to be- Abbot of Aleph, and subsequently extended his spiritual and temporal jurisdiction to- the neighbouring township, it had not- attained the title it has since enjoyed.

L. G. R.

RUE rE BOURG, LAUSANNE (12 S. vi. 274).- Whatever privileges the inhabitants of this street once enjoyed, they had dis- appeared in the first half of the last century. The south side still retained some of the old houses whose gardens overlooked the plane- trees under which Gibbon completed his work. On the north side there were (in 1855) only shops ; there were some also on*