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Legal Obituary of the Quarter.
(ENGLAND, SCOTLAND, AND IRELAND.)
ANDREW, John, Esq., Solicitor, of the Temple, aged 67. Admitted 1848. Dec. 20.
Ashmore, James, of Lincoln's Inn, Esq., Barrister-at-Law, aged 81. B.A., Univ. Coll., Oxon. Called 1825. Jan. II.
BARRY, Sir Redmond, K.C.M.G., Senior Puisne Judge of the Supreme Court, Victoria, aged 67. B.A. Trin. Coll., Dublin, 1837; Hon. L.L.D., 1876. Called to the Irish Bar, 1838. Solicitor-General, Victoria, 1850; elevated to the Bench, 1851. Chancellor of the University of Melbourne. Dec.
BELEMORE, Walter, Esq., Solicitor, aged 35. Admitted 1872. Dec. 10.
Bennett, Garrod, Esq., Solicitor, Ipswich, aged 33. Admitted 1871. Dec. 7.
BROWN, Francis Whyborough, Esq., Solicitor, Leeds, aged 31. Admitted 1872. Dec. 13.
CARMICHAEL, James, Esq., Clerk of Crown for the County Tipperary, aged 85. Nov. 2.
CHARTRES, William, Esq., Solicitor, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, aged 71. Admitted 1832. Dec. 5.
CHRISTIAN, Henry, Esq., Solicitor, Liverpool, aged 67. Admitted 1837. Nov. 9.
CHRISTIE, J. Cockburn, Esq., W.S. (Scot.), Deputy-Keeper of Records. Admitted 1838. Sept.
COCKBURN, Rt. Hon. Sir Alexander James Edmund, of Langton, Bart., G.C.B., Lord Chief Justice of England, aged 78. Sir Alexander, who was the tenth Baronet of Langton, cr. 1627 (not, as erroneously printed in some obituary notices, 1657), was the only son of His Excellency Alexander Cockburn, Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to the Republic of Colombia, South America, by his second wife, a niece of George, Lord Lyttelton. The early years of the Lord Chief Justice were spent partly abroad. He went up to Trinity Hall, Cambridge, in 1822, gained the second year prizes for the best English and Latin exercises, and subsequently the
English Essay. Graduating LL.B. in 1829, he was elected Fellow of Trinity Hall, a house distinguished for its long roll of eminent jurists. Called to the Bar by the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple in 1829, Mr. Cockburn joined the Western Circuit, where he soon made his mark. In 1834 he was appointed one of the Royal Commission on Municipal Corporations, and a Q.C. in 1841. In 1847 he was returned M.P. (Liberal) for Southampton, and continued to sit for that borough until raised to the Bench. He became SolicitorGeneral, and was knighted, 1850. Attorney-General on Sir John Romilly's elevation, 1851-2, and again 1852-6. In 1852 he became Recorder of Bristol, and in 1853 Treasurer of his Inn. In 1856 he succeeded Sir John Jervis as Chief Justice of the Common Pleas, and in 1857 became Lord Chief Justice of England. Lord Coleridge, his successor in the Lord Chief Justiceship of England, addressing the Attorney and Solicitor-General and a full gathering of the Bar, a few days after Sir Alexander's decease, said.:-"He was undoubtedly a man of singular distinction; his high birth, his good connexions, his wide and varied scholarship, his large cultivation, his many accomplishments, his great social gifts, added a distinguishing individual characteristic quality to all that he did, and imparted, if I may say so, a peculiar value to his eloquence and his mental force. Whatever else might be said, no one could say he was commonplace and like other people. His power of dealing with complicated facts, presenting them in harmonious order and reasoning powerfully upon them when so presented, was of a very high kind indeed. With regard to his political career, brilliant as it was, it does not become me here to say a word beyond this, which is not a political remark, that it was from beginning to end honourable and consistent. Such as he was as a young man at the Bar mess of the Western Circuit, such he continued to be when by dint of brilliant speeches he had made himself Attorney-General to Lord Aberdeen and Lord Palmerston. Of his equally brilliant and equally well-known professional career, it would, in this Court, be impertinent to speak; but this I can say, from personal knowledge, that no man who ever was opposed to Sir Alexander Cockburn ever complained of the slightest deviation on his part from the sternest rules of honour and integrity. As a Judge his chief and leading characteristic appeared to me to be a sleepless and ardent desire to do justice as between man and man to the
suitors who came before him. Though naturally inclined to' ease and pleasure, he shrank from no trouble, he declined no toil, that might lead him to the truth.” Nov. 20.
Colvile, Rt. Hon. Sir James William, of Craigflower, Fifeshire, Senior Paid Member of the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council, and a Bencher, Inner Temple, aged 70. Sir James, who was eldest son of the late Andrew Colvile, of Ochiltree, Esq., by Louisa, daughter of the first Lord Auckland, was educated at Eton and Trinity College, Cambridge, B.A., 1831 (Senior Optime, 3rd in and Class, Mathematical Tripos), M.A., 1834. At the University he was a friend and contemporary of Monckton Milnes, and Tennyson. Called to the Bar by the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple, in 1835, he practiced for ten years as
an Equity Draftsman. In 1845, he was appointed Advocate-General at Fort William, and in 1848, Puisne Judge of the Supreme Court there, and was knighted. In 1855 he became Chief Justice. On retiring and returning to England in 1859, he was made a Privy Councillor and an Assessor for Indian Appeals, together with another distinguished Ex-Chief Justice, the Right Hon. Sir Lawrence Peel. In 1865 he became a member of the Judicial Committee, and one of the paid Judges appointed in terms of the Act of 1871. He had sat at Whitehall on the day but one before his death. Dec. 6.
CORRIGAN, William Joseph, of the King's Inns, Esq., Barristerat-Law, LL.D. Called 1860. Jan. 21.
Coxwell, Edward, Esq., Solicitor, for many years Clerk of the Peace, and Coroner, Southampton, aged 74. Admitted 1828. Nov. 2.
DARE, Henry Arthur Kekewich Hall-, of the Inner Temple, Esq., Barrister-at-Law, aged 26. Called 1875. Nov. 27.
DARLING, James Stormonth, Esq., W.S. (Scot.) J.P. for Forfarshire. Admitted 1855. Jan. 8.
Druce, Charles, Esq., Solicitor, aged 88. Admitted 1814. Jan. 1o.
Dyce, John Neil, Esq., Advocate, late Sheriff-Substitute of Lanark, aged 71. Obtaining a commission in the 2nd Madras Cavalry in 1824, he retired after some years service, and proceeded to Trin. Coll., Camb., when he took his degree of M.A. Called 1843. Nov. 19.
FISHER, Thomas, Esq., Solicitor, Liverpool, aged 78. Admitted 1824. Dec. 24.
Forsythe, John, Esq., Solicitor (Irel.) Dec. 4.
Gallwey, Thomas, of the King's Inns, Esq., Barrister-atLaw. J.P. Cos. Cork, Kerry, and Limerick. Called 1840.
GARLAND, George, Esq., Solicitor, late of Worcester, aged 78.
GARSIDE, John Edward, Esq., Solicitor, one of the Coroners for the County of Chester, aged 40. Admitted 1863. Nov. 15.
Gates, Christopher Hill, Esq., Solicitor, Lutterworth, aged 56. Admitted 1846. Oct. 20.
GREER, Samuel Macurdy, Esq., County Court Judge (Irel.), aged 72. Nov. 3.
Guest, Edwin, of Sandford Park, near Oxford, and formerly of Lincoln's Inn, Esq., Barrister-at-Law, late Master of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, aged 77. M.A. and Fellow, Caius College (11th Wrangler, 1824). Called to the Bar, 1828. Master of Caius College, 1852. LL.D., 1853. Vice-Chancellor of the University, 1854. F.R.S., 1841. J.P. for Oxfordshire. Author of a “History of English Rhythms,” and “The Early English Settlements in Great Britain.” Nov. 23.
Guest, John, Esq., Solicitor, lately one of the Registrars of the Birmingham County Court, aged 69.
Hall, John, Esq., Solicitor, Manchester, aged 73. Admitted 1836. Nov. 30.
HAMPTON, Edward Adolphus Frederick, Esq., Solicitor, Cirencester, aged 47. Admitted 1861. Nov. 7.
Handley, John, of Clipsham Hall, Rutland, and of the Inner Temple, Esq., Barrister-at-Law, aged 73. J.P. and D.L. for Nottinghamshire (High Sheriff, 1869), and a banker at Newarkon-Trent. M.P. (Liberal) for Newark, 1857-65. Dec. 8.
HARRIS, Henry, Esq., Solicitor (Irel.) Admitted 1838. Jan. 8.
HERON, William, Esq., Solicitor, Manchester. Admitted 1835. Dec. 22.
Jameson, Thomas, Esq., Solicitor (Irel.), aged 69. Admitted 1840. Dec. 26.
Jervoise, Francis Jervoise Ellis-, of Herriard Park, Hants, The Moat, Britford, Wilts, and of the Inner Temple, Esq., Barrister-at-Law, aged 71. M.A., Merton Coll., Oxon., J.P. and D.L. for Hampshire, and High Sheriff, 1852. fan. 7.
JORDAN, Miles, Esq., Crown Solicitor of Mayo. Jan. 18. Kaye, John Pass, Esq., Solicitor, Birmingham. Admitted 1855. Jan. 15.
KENNAN, Michael, Esq., Solicitor (Irel.) Oct. 23.
Kirby, Lawrence D., of the Inner Temple, Esq., Barrister-atLaw. Called 1868. Nov. 2.
LAWLER, Thomas, Esq., Solicitor (Irel.) Nov. 25.
Leigh, John, of the Inner Temple, Esq., Barrister-at-Law, aged 71. Called 1835. Chairman of Quarter Sessions, and Judge of Courts of Common Pleas, Jamaica, 1840. Stipendiary Magistrate, South Staffordshire, 1846. Metropolitan Police Magistrate, Worship Street, 1860-62.
L'ESTRANGE, Hilary Frederick, of Lincoln's Inn, Esq., Barrister-at-Law, aged 80. M.A., Trin. Coll., Dublin. Called 1826. Jan. 13.
Little, George, of the Middle Temple, Esq., Q.C., and a Bencher. Vice-Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster. Called 1840. Jan. 27.
Logie, Daniel William, Esq., Solicitor, aged 61. Admitted 1863. Dec. 30.
Low, John, of the King's Inns, Esq., Barrister-at-Law, aged 66. M.A., Trin. Coll., Dublin. Called 1835. J.P. and D.L. for Co. Limerick, and High Sheriff, 1852. Oct. 15.
McCALMONT, Frederick Haynes, of the Inner Temple, Esq., Barrister-at-Law, aged 34. B.C.L. and M.A., Oriel Coll., Oxon. Called 1872. Nov. 4.
McGachen, Frederic Stewart, of the Inner Temple, Esq., Barrister-at-Law, and of the Bar of Upper Canada. Called 1849. Oct. 18.
MARSHAM, Robert Bullock, of Caverstield, Oxon., Esq., Barrister-at-Law, Warden of Merton College, Oxford, aged 94. Eldest son of the late Hon. and Rev. Jacob Marsham, D.D Canon of Windsor, and nephew of the first Earl of Romney. B.A., Ch. Ch., Oxon., 1807. M.A. and Fellow, Merton Coll. ; D.C.L. 1826, and Warden of Merton Coll. J.P. and D.L. for Oxfordshire. Formerly Recorder of Rochester. Unsuccessfully contested the representation of Oxford University with Mr. Gladstone in 1852. Dec. 27.
Martin, Sir William, Knight, late Chief Justice of New Zealand, aged 73. B.A. (26th Wrangler and 2nd Chancellor's Medallist), St. John's Coll., Camb., 1829, afterwards M.A. and Fellow. Called to the Bar at Lincoln's Inn, 1836. Appointed the first Chief Justice of New Zealand in 1841.
Retired 1858, and the same year received the honorary degree of D.C.L. from the University of Oxford. Knighted 1860. Nov. 18.