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19. Stuart, John, Esq., LL.D., Advocate, Edinburgh, aged 64. Author of the “ Sculptured Stones of Scotland.”

6. THOMSON, Thomas, Esq., W.S. (Scot.) Admitted 1834.

29. WARREN, Samuel, of the Inner Temple, Esq., Q.C., D.C.L., F.R.S., Master in Lunacy, aged 70.

26. YOUNGE, Samuel, Esq., Solicitor, Sheffield, aged 78. Admitted 1822.

August. 3. Alley, George, Esq., Solicitor (Irel.), aged 61. 3. BLACKALL, Nicholas George, Esq., Barrister-at-law (Irel.)

30. Bowker, John Baron, Esq., Solicitor, Bishop's Stortford, aged 66. Admitted 1832.

13.' Cooper, Henry Spencer, of the Inner Temple, Esq., Barrister-at-law, J.P. for Flintshire, aged 71. Called 1834.

1. Garvey, Michael A., of the Middle Temple, Esq., Barristerat-law, LL.B. Called 1854.

23. Gole, James, Esq., Solicitor, aged 75. Admitted 1829.

22. Haigh, George, Esq., Solicitor, Liverpool, aged 64. Admitted 1845.

5. Hedley, Thomas, of Gray's Inn and the Middle Temple, Esq., Barrister-at-law, aged 72. Called 1831. The deceased has bequeathed the munificent legacy of £200,000 for the foundation and endowment of the see of a Bishop of the Reformed Anglican Church for the county of Northumberland.

5. JOHNSON, John, Esq., Solicitor, late of Nottingham, aged 67. Admitted 1832.

28. JONES, Thomas, Esq., Barrister-at-law (Irel.), aged 69.

5. KEIGHTLEY, Archibald G., Solicitor, Registrar of the Charterhouse since 1838, aged 83. Admitted 1818.

7. LANGHAM, James George, Esq., Solicitor, Hastings, aged 84. Admitted 1817.

18. Loch, George, of the Middle Temple, Esq., Q.C., J.P. and D.L. for Sutherlandshire, aged 67. Called 1847. M.P. for the Wick Burghs 1868-72; Attorney-General to H.R.H. the Prince of Wales.

7. Maclachlan, George, Esq., of Maclachlan, W.S. (Scot.), J.P. and D.L. for County Argyll, aged 75.

1. Maguire, William, Esq., Barrister-at-law (Irel.), aged 66, at Sydney, Australia.

29. MEREWETHER, Henry Alworth, of the Inner Temple, Esq., Q.C., Recorder of Devizes, aged 65. Called 1837.

1. Parker, George Cutler, Esq., Solicitor, aged 76.
22. Ponclue, Robert, Esq., Solicitor (Irel.), aged 56.

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3. Seymour, Henry Danby, of Gray's Inn, Esq., Barrister-atlaw, J.P., D.L., aged 58. Called 1862. Eldest son of the late Henry Seymour, Esq., of Knoyle, Wilts, and grandson of Francis, brother of the 9th Duke of Somerset. Educated at Eton and Ch. Ch. Oxon. M.P. for Poole (Liberal), 1850-1868 ; Joint Secretary to the Board of Trade, 1855-58.

7. SIDNEY, Richard Fallon, Esq., B.A., Solicitor (Irel.), aged 55.

13. WYNNE, Llewelyn, Esq., Solicitor, aged 69. Admitted 1829.

27. Wilson, Francis, Esq., Solicitor, Ludford, aged 71. Admitted 1827.

September. 3. ALMA, Edward Love, Esq., Solicitor (Irel.), aged 76.

9. Brooke, Thomas, of the Middle Temple, Esq., Barristerat-law, aged 49. Called 1853.

24. Burt, Thomas Robert, Esq., Solicitor, East Grinstead, aged 76. Admitted 1823.

17. Geldart, Thomas Charles, Esq., LL.D., Master of Trinity Hall, Cambridge, aged 80. Seventeenth Wrangler, 1818. Called to the Bar, and practised for some years. Succeeded Sir Herbert Jenner Fust as Master of Trinity Hall in 1852.

14. Gibson, John, Jun., Esq., W.S. (Scot.), aged 82. Admitted 1819.

28. HUMPHREYS, Erskine, of Lincoln's Inn, Esq., Barristerat-law, aged 74. Called 1832.

20. Langham, Samuel Frederick, Esq., Solicitor, aged 80. Admitted 1823.

7. Lewis, William Arnold, of the Inner Temple, Esq., Barrister-at-law, aged 31. Called 1869. Accidently killed, with his friend Mr. N. P. Paterson, on the glacier, Zermatt, Switzer-, land.

22. Marcy, George, Esq., Solicitor, Wellington, Salop, aged 66. Admitted 1834.

19. MARRIOTT, Thomas Lechmere, Esq., Solicitor, aged 66. Admitted 1833.

22. Mills, William, of the Inner Temple, Esq., Barrister-atlaw, aged 58. Called 1847. Educated at Harrow and St. John's Coll. Cam. (2nd Class in Classics and Junior Op. 1843). Joint Editor with Mr. W. Markby (now a Judge of the Supreme Court, Calcutta) of the urth Edit. of “ Roscoe's Nisi Prius; ” and for many years past an able Reporter in the Queen's

Bench and Queen's Bench Division, on the Staff of the Law Reports.

28. MONTEATH, Cunninghame, Esq., W.S. (Scot.)

25. Norwood, Edward, Esq., Solictor, Charing, Kent, aged 64. Admitted 1836.

26. O'Brien, Thomas, Esq., Solicitor (Irel.)
4. Ogle, William Henry, Esq., Solicitor (Irel.), aged 60.

7. PATERSON, Noel Huntingdon, B.A., St. John's Coll., Oxon, of the Middle Temple, Esq., Barrister-at-law, aged 34. Accidentally killed, with his friend, Mr. W. A. Lewis, on the glacier, Zermatt, Switzerland.

5. Philipps, Richard Nathaniel, J.P., LL.D., Christ's Coll., Cam., F.S.A., of the Inner Temple, Esq., Barrister-at-law, Recorder of Pontefract, aged 62. Called 1841. .

15. Pike, Frederick Popham, of the Inner Temple, Esq., Barrister-at-law, M.A., Pembroke Coll., Oxon, aged 37. Called 1866.

30. Power, Sir James, Bart., Barrister-at-law (Irel.), aged 77. Called 1849. B.A. Trin. Coll., Dub. ; J.P. and D.L. for County Wexford ; M.P. (Liberal) for County Wexford, 1834-47, and 1865-68. Succeeded in the title by his eldest son, now Sir John Talbot Power, who was M.P. for County Wexford, 1868-74.

30. Ross, Robert D., W.S. (Scot.) Admitted 1867. 19. Rynd, James W. Goodlatte, Esq., Solicitor (Irel.), aged 52. 17. Smith, Edward Fitzjames, Esq., Solicitor (Irel.)

5. West, William B., Esq., Solicitor (Irel.), late United States Consul for Dublin and Galway.

18. White, William Logan, Esq., of Killerstain, Advocate, J.P., aged 85. Called to the Scottish Bar, 1816.

· WHITEHEAD, William Henry, of Lincoln's Inn, Esq., Barrister-at-law, aged 80. Admitted a Solicitor, 1827. Called to the Bar, 1837. Appointed a Registrar in the London Court of Bankruptcy on its first establishment in 1832; and in 1858, Chief Registrar. Retired 1863.

10. Willis, John Walpole, of Gray's Inn, Esq., Barrister-atlaw, aged 85. Called 1816. Formerly a Colonial Judge in the Supreme Courts of Upper Canada, British Guiana, and New South Wales.

30. WORTHINGTON, Robert Shaw, Esq., Barrister-at-law (Irel.), aged 74.

October. 2. Cart, George, Esq., Solicitor, aged 51. Admitted 1849.

13. Clark, William Augustus, of the Middle Temple, Esq., Barrister-at-law, aged 52. Called 1848.

12. De Burgh, Hubert John, Esq., B.A., Barrister-at-law (Irel.), aged 32. Called 1872.

1. Dickie, Joseph, Esq., Solicitor (Irel.), aged 56.

16. Digby, George Edward, Esq., Solicitor, Maldon, aged 47. Admitted 1851.

. Fenwick, Edward Matthew, of the Middle Temple, Esq., Barrister-at-law, aged 66. J.P. and D.L. for Lancashire. Late M.P. for Lancaster. Called 1854.

19. FLUKER, James, Esq., Solicitor, aged 69. Admitted 1844.

19. Shaw, William Henry, Esq., Solicitor to the Great Eastern Railway Company, aged 47. Admitted 1853.

6. Taylor, Robert William, of the Middle Temple, Esq., Barrister-at-law, B.A., LL.B., aged 24. First Studentship, May, 1874. Called 1874.

2. Watson, Andrew Kippis, of the Middle Temple, Esq., Barrister-at-law, aged 77. Called 1827.

Reviews of New Books.

The Practice of the Supreme Court of Judicature and of the House of Lords on Appeals, &c. By LocoCK WEBB, of the Middle Temple, one of Her Majesty's Counsel. Butterworths. 1877.

The New System of Practice and Pleading under the Supreme Court of Judicature Acts, 1873, 1875, 1877, &c. By William THOMAS CHARLEY, D.C.L., M.P., of the Inner Temple, Esq., Barristerat-Law. Third Edition. Waterlow & Sons, Limited. 1877.

The Supreme Court of Judicature Acts, 1873 & 1875: With the Rules, Orders, and Costs thereunder; with copious Notes, References, and a very full Index, forming a complete Book of Practice under the above Acts. Second Edition. By William DowNES Griffith, of the Inner Temple, Barrister-at-Law; and RICHARD L. LOVELAND, of the Inner Temple, Barrister-at-Law. Stevens & Haynes. 1877.

After a brief period of slack water, the tide is again beginning to set in the direction of new books of practice under the Judicature Acts. It is not to be supposed that we have yet seen the last of these publications, which are a necessary feature of the working of a new system. The new issues by Mr. Charley and Mr. Griffith of works already popular in the profession give proof of the carefulness with which those who had early entered the field have been watching for points on which to introduce fresh matter for the convenience of their readers and the improvement of their books. Mr. Locock Webb, Q.C., it appears, kept back the publication of his work from the desire to make it as complete as possible. He now presents us with a very full book of the practice of the Supreme Court of Judicature and of the House of Lords on Appeals, dealing also with the Bankruptcy Court, the Duchy of Lancaster Chancery Court, the Stannaries Court, and the County Courts, whether their jurisdiction be exclusive of, or concurrent with, the High Court.

This diversity of contents it is which seems to us the special feature of Mr. Locock Webb's book, and one likely to render it a useful companion to practitioners in the Palatine Court of the Duchy of Lancaster, as well as to those engaged in Mining Law. When the learned author gives us fragments of History, however, he does not appear so lucid as in exposition and annotation of the Law. We do not know why he insists upon the title “the King's Witan" for what he himself confesses to have been a “popular assembly.” And the description of the Witan, as including besides Bishops and Nobles, “ learned and distinguished commoners," reads very quaintly, though it is capped by the quotation from Lord Campbell, stating that “the Lord Chancellor and the Masters in Chancery sat in the Witenagemote, and as Law Lords are supposed to have had great weight in the deliberations of that assembly." Mr. Charley, M.P., has devoted some of his well-known energy to the production of what he fairly enough credits with being “ the cheapest Lawbook ever published.” The third Edition, besides the original Acts, contains the Amending Act of 1877, the Rules of May and June of the current year, and also the Solicitors' Acts, 1877. In his notes, Mr. Charley refers not unfrequently to Text-books as well as to cases, his object seeming to be to guide the reading of the Student as well as to supply references for the practitioner. His annotations, particularly on the Appellate Jurisdiction Act, sometimes depart a little from the usual gravity of the Profession, as, for instance, when he tells us that Mr. Baron Huddleston is “ The Last of the Barons," and we do not quite accept the learned author's assertion that “it is usual in private life to accost a Puisne Judge as simply · Judge' -(* Dear Judge' in a letter).”

Mr. W. Downes Griffith appears to have met with the success which we confidently anticipated for his book when it first came

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