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Three cases occurred in which the Records sent by different contributors overlapped. The details are complicated, and need not be described here, but the result is that five persons have been adjudged smaller prizes than they individually deserved.

Every one of the replies refers to a very large number of persons, as will easily be understood if the fact is borne in mind that each individual has 2 parents, 4 grandparents, and 8 great parents ; also that lie and each of those 14 progenitors had usually brothers and sisters, who were included in the inquiry. The replies were unequal in merit, as might have been expected, but many were of so high an order that I could not justly select a few as recipients of large prizes to the exclusion of the rest. Therefore I divided the sum into two considerable groups of small prizes, all of which were well deserved, regretting much that I had none left to award to a few others of nearly equal merit to some of those who had been successful. The list of winners is reproduced below, the four years that have elapsed have of course made not a few changes in the addresses, which are not noticed here.



LIST OF AWARDS.

A PRIZE OF £7 WAS AWARDED TO EACH OF THE 40 FOLLOWING
CONTRIBUTORS.

Amphlett, John, Clent, Stourbridge ; Batchelor, Mrs. Jacobstow Rectory, Stratton, N. Devon ; Bathurst, Miss K., Vicarage, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire ; Beane, Mrs. C. F., 3 Portland Place, Venner Road, Sydenham ; Berisford, Samuel, Park Villas, Park Lane, Macclesfield ; Carruthers, Mrs., Brightside, North Finchley ; Carter, Miss Jessie E., Hazelwood, The Park, Cheltenham ; Cay, Mrs., Eden House, Holyhead ; Clark, J. Edmund,