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X1   PREFACE

FtRS., of whom nothing else is known, may be easily calculated from Table VII. on the two hypotheses already mentioned and justified : (i) That the figures should be taken to refer to 337, and not to 207; (2) that i per cent. of the generality are noteworthy-that is to say, there are 3.37 noteworthies to every 337 persons of the generality.

TABLE VII.-NUMBER OF NOTEWORTHY KINSMEN RECORDED
IN 207 RETURNS.

 

Kinship.

Numbers   Kinship.

Recorded.

Numbers

Recorded.

fa ...   ...   ...

bro   ...   ...

fa fa   ...   ...

me fa   ...   ...

fa bro   ...

me bro   ...   ...

fa bro son ...   ...

me bro son   ...

fa si son ...   ...

me si son ...   ...

81

104   --

40   fa-fa fa ...   ...

42   fa me fa ...   ...

45   me fa fa ...   ...

5 2   me me fa ...   ...

30   fa fa bro ...   ..

i 9   fa me bro ...   ...

2 8   me fa bro ...   ...

2 2   me me bro ...   ...

-

-

i i

2

5

i

12

2

6

2

Thus, for the fathers of F.R.S., 81 are recorded as noteworthy, against 3.37 of fathers of the generality-that is, they are 24.1 times as numerous. For the first cousins of F.R.S. there are 99 noteworthies, divided amongst four kinds of male first

cousins, or 24.75 on an average to each kind,

against the 3.37 of the generality-that is, they are 7.3 times as numerous.

On this principle the expectation of noteworthi-