10 MARCH 1928, Page 18

[To the Editor of the SPECTATOR.] SIR, Mr. Noel Cornish

gives Protegee as the origin of the name Protezay. This must be an ex post facto explanation. The name Protesia, or Prothesia, is not unknown in Devon. Sir Thomas Bodley had a sister, niece and other kinsfolk bearing that name.—I am, Sir, &e.; - FRANCES ROSE-TROUP.

Bradkgh End, Ottery St. Mary; Divon..