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the election of members for Warwick town, 27 May, 1734, but were unsuccessful. They, however, petitioned against the return, claiming the seats, and by order of the House 25 Feb., 1734/5, the names of Sir Win. Keyte, Bart., and Wm. Bromley, Esq., jun., who were declared not duly elected, were erased, and the names of the brothers substituted. . In 1741 Thomas became M.P. for Bramber, but Henry was re-elected one of the M.P.s for Warwick town, and continued to represent that borough until his death. Speeches of his under the name of u Hynrec Arech, Urq.,

representative for W k," are reported in

the Lilliput debates in the Gentleman's Magazine.

In 1743 his uncle Thomas, the Groom Porter, and the "Archer" of the 'Dunciad, 3 died without issue, leaving to Henry, as his heir, above 100,000. it is said (Gent. Mag.). Henry married the same year, 22 Dec., Lady Eliza- beth Montague, second daughter of George, first Earl of Halifax. He died 16 March, 1768, without issue, and was buried at Hale, co. Hants, where there is a monument to him in the church, erected by his widow, consisting of the life-size figure of a lady holding a sepulchral urn. By his will, dated 5 Nov., 1764, he gave 400J. to the poor of Warwick in remembrance of the fact that he had been their member for over thirty years. The name of his younger brother was Samuel, and not Daniel. He was baptized at Tarn worth 6 Dec., 1702, and seems to have died young. R. W. ARCHER.

PASTED SCRAPS (9 th S. xi. 110, 195). I have tried many plans for removing pasted scraps, and the most effectual is the use of ammonia preferably Scrubb's Cloudy Ammonia. The scrap should be thoroughly wetted with the ammonia ; a soft camel-hair brush is the best for the purpose. When almost dry. try with a thin paper knife to separate the cutting from its foundation. Should it not come off easily, repeat the wetting process with the ammonia, and it will be found that the cut- ting peels off easily. The ammonia appears to dissolve the paste or gum that may have been used. Print is not affected by the ammonia, as it evaporates rapidly. E. B.


COUNSELLOR LACY, OF DUBLIN (9 th S. xi. 149, 213). In my family records, written by the grandson (my great-grandfather) of Rose Lacy, who married Thomas Fitzgerald in 1747, it is written :

"Thomas Fitzgerald, Esq., of Killmeed, in the co. of Kildare, Ireland, was the regular descendant from the eleventh Earl of Kildare, ancestor of the

present Dukes of Leinster ; he had one brother named Walter (of Gurteen, in the co. of Kildare) ; his sisters were Mrs. Mary Mplloy, Mrs. Strange, Mrs. Dunn, Mrs. Warren, Miss Nelly, who died unmarried.

"Thomas married Miss Lacy, daughter of Coun- cillor Lacy, of Dublin, and niece to the Austrian General Lacy, and to the wife of Thomas Reynolds, third son of Connor Reynolds ; this family of Lacy claims to be direct descendants from the great Hugh Lacy, who married the daughter of Roderic O'Connor, the last King of all Ireland, in 1180, during Edward II. 's [Henry ll.'s?] reign, so that their descendants unite the blood of the three greatest personages of those days in Ireland, as well of the English invaders as of the Irish aborigines, viz., Roderic O'Connor, King of all Ireland ; Hugh de Lacy, the greatest of the English; and Fitz- gerald, then called as a clan the Geraldines.

" Mary, the sister of Thomas Fitzgerald, of Kill- meed, married Daniel Molloy, of Wexford. The next sister married Richard Strange, Esq., of Bell- view, in the co. of Kildare ; they had one child, Mary Anne, who married Sir Edward Bellew, Bart., of Bermeath, in co. Louth. A third sister married Mr. Dunn of same county, and had issue Thomas and Patrick. Thomas resided at Leinster Lodge, near to Athy, a fine ancient hunting-seat of the Earls of Kildare, rented by Dunn ; he died about the year 1806, leaving two daughters. Patrick Dunn built himself a handsome house near Leinster Lodge, where he resides ; he has numerous issue. A fourth sister married Mr. Warren, of Killeen, in co. Carlow, and has two sons.

"Rose Fitzgerald's (ne'e Lacy) death is thus re- corded in the Dublin Gazette of Thursday, Nov. 23, 1762 : ' A few days ago, the wife of Thos. Fitzgerald, of Kilmead, in the co. of Kildare, Esq.' "

Their son Thomas Fitzgerald in his will, dated 12 March, 1808, proved 14 April, 1809, says :

"To my son Francis Fitzgerald the farm of Kil- rush, leased to me by Lord Edward Fitzgerald, subject asfolloweth : To pay Miss Lacy, of Drogheda, 511. a year during her natural life, the amount of 331. annuity left her by her father, and be- queathed to her by her sister Mrs. Mary Molloy."

Then in a codicil :

" Mrs. Ann Dunn, of Dollards ; my aunt Strange." Rose Fitzgerald, eldest child of Thomas Fitzgerald and Rose Lacy, married Andrew Reynolds, of Dublin ; he was her second cousin, his grandmother, Margaret Reynolds (ne'e Lacy), being aunt to Rose Lacy before mentioned.

I am desirous of obtaining further con- firmation of the connexion between the families of Lacy and Fitzgerald and Rey- nolds, and shall be greatly indebted if G. D. B. and any other correspondent can, and will, give me further information on the subject. FITZGERALD.

VICISSITUDES OF LANGUAGE (9 th S. x. 446). The principle assumed in GENERAL MAXWELL'S able and interesting note viz., that