3 SEPTEMBER 1898, Page 15

[To THE EDITOR OE THE " SrscrAToLl SIR,—In the Spectator

of August 27th your correspondent Mr. A. Lang says that Oliver Cromwell "was a Stuart in the

female line." If he will refer to Mr. Frederic Harrison's book on the Protector he will find that that writer makes it quite clear that Cromwell's immediate ancestors in the female line bore the name of Steward, and that several generations of Stewards had resided in one of the Eastern counties of England. I believe that there is no evidence to show that the name of Steward was a variation of that of Stuart. —I am,