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x. DEO. e, 1902.] NOTES AND QUERIES.


LALLY TOLLENDAL (9 th S. x. 328). "Sir" Gerard Lally, father of Thomas Arthur, Count Lally Tollendal, was second son of Thomas Lally, of Tullaghnadaly, Co. Gal way, by Jane, daughter of Robert Dillon, of Loughglvn, Co Roscommon, sister of Theobald, seventh Viscount Dillon. He went to France with James II. and became lieutenant - colonel of Dillon's Regiment, and subsequently a brigadier-general in the French service. He was created a baronet by letters patent dated at St. Germain-en- Laye, 7 July, 1707, and died at Arras about 1734. He married, 18 April, 1701, at Romans, in the diocese of Vienne, Anne Marie, daughter of Charles Jacques de Bressac, Seigneur de la Vache. " Sir " Gerard Lally's eldest brother, James Lally, was M.P. for Tuam in the Irish Parliament of James II., and forfeited his estate for his adherence to that monarch. The great-grandfather of these gentlemen was Isaas Lally r or O'Mull- ally, who had a grant from the Crown of Tullaghnadaly and other lands in 1618. He was the eldest son of William O'Mullally, Archbishop of Tuam 1573-95, and married Marian, daughter of Nehemiah Donellan, Archbishop of Tuam 1595-9. When the family went to France their descent from these archiepiscopal ancestors was not con- sidered respectable, and consequently they invented, or had invented for them, a new one, making out the O'Mullallys to be much greater and more important people than they really were, and leaving out the descent from the archbishops, in direct contradiction of the funeral certificate of Isaac O'Mullally, who died 16 July, 1631 . G. D. B.

SNOWBALL FAMILY (9 th S. x. 307). Dr' William Snowball, of Carlton, Victoria, Australia, is a likely gentleman to give MR. J. B. SNOWBALL the particulars he requires. The late Rev. Gilbert Francis Snowball, of West Hey, Birkenhead, was of St. John's College, Cambridge, B. A. 1844, M.A. 1847. He was ordained deacon in 1847 and priest in 1849. CHAS. F. FORSHAW, LL.D.


CASTLE CAREWE (9 th S. ix. 428, 490 ; x. 92, 214, 314). I find in a pedigree I amused myself with drawing up a good many years ago I had written this query opposite the name of Walter Fitz Other's father, "Was this Othower, Constable of the Tower ? of London, mentioned in Stow's 'Survey'?" Stow wrote, "Othowerus, Alcolinellus, Otto, and Geoffrey de Magnaville, Earl of Essex, ' were the first four Constables of the Tower of London by succession." Stow seems to have

lad some document before him which re- orded that in 2 Stephen the Priory of Holy Trinity within Aldgate obtained repossession of land in East Smithfield, near the Tower, which had been held by force by the four Constables named (Thoms's ed., p. 18). The second name must have been misread.

A. S. ELLIS. Westminster.

"FERT, FERT, FERT" (9 th S. x. 345, 412). Murray's 'Handbook to the Mediterranean,' by Lieut. -Col. R. L. Playfair (the late Sir Robert Lambert Playfair, K.C.M.G.), 1881, in the article on the island of Rhodes (pp. 124, 125), says that the memory of one of the struggles of the Knights of St. John against the Turks is- " perpetuated on every Italian coin at the present day." A prince of the house of Savoy for his prodigies of valour was authorized by the Grand Master to in- scribe on his banner the motto, "Fortitude Ejiis Rhodium Tenuit." It would have been more correct to say*" on some of the Italian coins."* I have written " Rhodium " as it appears in the text quoted instead of


The following gives another interpretation of " Fert." It is from a chapter on the two mottoes, "Fortune, Infortune, Forte-Une," and "Fert," which occur frequently in the church of Brou (Bourg en Bresse) :

" The second motto composed of a single word of four letters, Fert, is read on the tombs of the Due de Savoie and the Comtesse de Bresse, round the large holy-water basin, and at the great doorway, under the statue of Philibert-le-Beau. It is the motto of the military order of the Collar (Collier) and of the Annunciade (Annonciade), as well as that of the house of Savoy, whose coins have always preserved it since the end of the fourteenth cen- tury ; the most ancient known piece which bears it is of 1392. About 1360 Amedeo VI., called the Comte Vert, established the military order of the Collar, to which he gave as a badge a collar com- posed of true lovers' knots, in which were inter- woven the four letters F . E . R . T., repeated fifteen times, that is to say as many times as there were knights. For, by his will of 1380, he ordered that there should be fifteen knights, in honour of the fifteen mysteries of the Holy Virgin, and that the seat of the Order should be the Carthusian Monas- tery of which fifteen monks should pray every day. Later, in 1434, Amedeo (Amedee) VI 1 1. (Felix V.) decreed that the Order should take the name of the Annunciation, or of the Annunciade, and that in the collar the true lovers'

  • I have before me a 20-lire gold piece of Carlo Al-

berto (1847), a 20-centesimi silver piece of Vittono Emanuele(1863), and bronze coins of the latter and of Umberto, which do not bear the motto ; also a 5-lire silver piece of Carlo Felice (1826), which has it on the margin, the "Ferts" being divided from one another in each case by a true lovers knot (? girdle) and a star (? rose).