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of the creation of the institution, of the preservation of it; and for this purpose it is, if for any purpose at all, that the veil of secrecy, by means of the sanction of an oaththat veil which originally was thrown over it for other purposes is preserved over it” (Principles of Judicial Procedure, chap. 29).
In a future number, we hope to consider the reasonableness of Bentham's strictures on the Grand Jury System, as applied to the present day.
Legal Obituary of the Quarter.
(ENGLAND, SCOTLAND, AND IRELAND.) Adam, His Excellency Right Hon. William Patrick, of Blair Adam, P.C., Governor of Madras, aged 58. Eldest son of the late Admiral Sir Charles Adam, of Blair Adam, K.C.B., a Lord of the Admiralty, M.P. for Clackmannan and Kinross, and Governor of Greenwich Hospital, and grandson of Right Hon. William Adam, Bencher of Lincoln's Inn. Mr. Adam, who was educated at Rugby, and at Trinity College, Cambridge (B.A., 1846), was D.L. and J.P. for Fifeshire and Kinrossshire ; he was called to the Bar by the Hon. Society of the Inner Temple in 1849, and joined the Home Circuit. In 1850 he went to India, and from 1853 to 1858 was Private Secretary to Lord Elphinstone, Governor of Bombay. In 1859 he was returned to Parliament as M.P. (Liberal) for Clackmannan and Kinrossshires, and retained that seat until his appointment, at the close of last year, to the Governorship of Madras, in succession to the Duke of Buckingham. In 1865-6 Mr. Adam was a Lord of the Treasury, and again, 1868-73, and Chief Commissioner of Works, 1873-4. In 1873 he was made a Privy Councillor. In 1874 he undertook the duties of a "whip" to the Liberal party, in which position he gained wide esteem and regard on both sides of the House. At Madras the new Governor had already begun to win golden opinions, and his loss is deeply regretted. May 24.
ALEXANDER, D. Carnegie, Esq., Law Agent and Notary Public, Selkirk, aged 61. Admitted 1849. May 17.
Andrews, George James, Esq., Solicitor, Dorchester, Clerk to the Justices for the division of Cerne, aged 67. Admitted 1834. June 12.
BARRATT, Alfred, M.A., and late Fellow of Brasenose College, Oxford, and of Lincoln's Inn, Esq., Barrister-at-Law, aged 36. Called 1872. Formerly Scholar of Balliol, B.A., 1866, Mr. Barratt was elected Eldon Law Scholar in the University, 1870, having been distinguished by obtaining a First Class in five different Public Examinations, viz., Moderations, 1864, Classics and Mathematics, and in the Final Schools, Lit. Hum., 1865, and Mathematics and Law and Modern History, 1866. Mr. Barratt was author of a work on “ Physical Ethics" (1867), and in 1880 succeeded Mr. Dallin as Secretary to the Oxford University Commission. May 18.
Beales, Edmond, M.A., Trin. Coll., Cambridge, and of the Middle Temple, Esq., Barrister-at-Law, Judge of County Courts, aged 77. Mr. Beales, who was son of Samuel Pickering Beales, Esq., of Newnham, Cambridge, graduated at Trinity College in 1825, and was called to the Bar, 1830. From 1862 to 1866 he was Revising Barrister for Middlesex. In 1868 he contested unsuccessfully the Tower Hamlets, and in 1870 was appointed County Court Judge for Circuit 35. June 26.
Blake, Edward, Esq., Solicitor (Irel.), of Riverview House, Ballinasloe. Admitted 1840. Fuly 13.
CALLAGHAN, George, of the Middle Temple, Esq., Barrister. at-Law, aged 56. Called 1862. June 17.
CAMPBELL, William George, of the Middle Temple, Esq., Barrister-at-Law, aged 70. Called 1836. Appointed a Commissioner in Lunacy in 1845, and, on his resignation in 1875, an Honorary Commissioner. June 13.
CHERRY, Robert William, Esq., Solicitor (Irel.), of Waterford, aged 74. Admitted 1828. May 29.
CLARK, Charles, Esq., Q.C., and a Bencher of the Middle Temple, Official Reporter to the House of Lords. Mr. Charles Clark, who was well known in legal literature as one of the editors of Clark and Finnelly's Reports, was called by the Hon. Society of the Middle Temple in 1830, and was elected a Bencher of his Inn in 1872, and took silk in 1874. He was Treasurer and a Vice-President of the Royal Society of Literature, and a Member of the Councils of the Social Science Association, and
the Association for the Reform and Codification of the Law of Nations. We were indebted to Mr. Clark's pen both for articles on
“General Average,” &c., and for reviews, in recent numbers of the Law Magazine and Review. June 28.
CLARKE, Sir Robert Bowcher, Kt. (1840), C.B. (1848), LL.B., formerly Chief Justice of Barbadoes and St. Lucia, aged 78. Eldest son of Robert Bowcher Clarke, Esq., of Eldridge, Barbadoes. Educated at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he took the degree of LL.B. in 1827. Called to the Bar by the Hon. Society of the Inner Temple, 1827. From 1837 to 1842 he was Solicitor-General and Speaker of the House of Assembly, Barbadoes. From 1842 to 1848 he was Chief Justice of that Colony, and from 1848 to 1859 also of St. Lucia. Knighted in 1840 for his services in connection with Emancipation. May 9.
COCKCROFT, Lonsdale Maving, Esq., Solicitor, Newcastle-onTyne, aged 54. Admitted 1847. June 6.
Colvin, John, Esq., Solicitor, Inverness. Admitted 1824. May 21.
De CRESPIGNY, Herbert Joseph CHAMPION-, of the Middle Temple, Esq., Barrister-at-Law, aged 75. Called 1832. Fifth son of Sir William Champion De Crespigny, 2nd Bart., M.P. for Southampton, by Lady Sarah Windsor, daughter of Other, fourth Earl of Plymouth, and sister of Henry, last Earl. The Champions, an old Norman House, obtained the lands and name of Crespigny by marriage in 1617, and came to England on the revocation of the Edict of Nantes. Fuly 1.
CROOKSHANK, Arthur Chichester, Esq., Solicitor (Irel.) Admitted 1865. May 25.
Dalton, Harrison, of Lincoln's Inn, Esq., Barrister-at-Law, aged 56. Called 1849. Fuly 14.
DigBy, Arthur, Esq., Solicitor, aged 69. Admitted 1838.
DOBBIN, Leonard, Esq., Solicitor (Irel.), aged 92. Admitted 1810. Was for many years Clerk of the Peace and of the Crown for Co. Armagh. May 5.
Emmet, Charles Alexander, Esq., Solicitor, aged 52. Admitted 1850. April 25.
Foster, William, Esq., Solicitor, Liverpool, aged 83. Admitted 1826. May 31.
Fraser, George Patrick, Esq., Solicitor, aged 40. May 2. FULFORD, Cecil Mark, B.A., of Emmanuel College, Cam
bridge, and of Lincoln's Inn, Esq., Barrister-at-Law, aged 40. Called 1867. Mr. Fulford, who was the last surviving son of Major Fulford, was grandson of Lieutenant-Colonel Fulford, of Fulford, the head of an old Devonshire family. He graduated as Junior Optime 1864. May 8.
Gill, William Coleman, Esq., Solicitor, Bath, aged 71. Admitted 1832.
GRAHAME, Thomas, Esq., W.S. (Scot.), aged 88. Admitted 1821. Mr. Grahame, who was formerly Joint-Keeper of the Register of Sasines for Co. Renfrew and for the Regalities of Glasgow and Paisley, was eldest and last surviving son of the late Archibald Grahame of Dalmarnock. June 29.
Greaves, Charles Sprengel, Esq., of Mayfield, Co. Stafford, M.A., Q.C., and a Bencher of Lincoln's Inn, aged 79. Called by the Hon. Society 1827, Q.C. 1850. Mr. Greaves, who was eldest son of the late William Greaves, Esq., of Mayfield, M.D., by his first marriage with Anne Lydia, eldest daughter and co-heiress of Charles Greaves, Esq., of Ingleby, Co. Derby, was educated at Queen's College, Oxford, where he took his degree in 1823. He was D.L. and J.P. for Co. Stafford, and J.P. for Co. Derby, and was the representative of an ancient Derbyshire family. June 3.
GREENING, Richard James, of the Inner Temple, Esq., Barrister-at-Law, aged 79. Called 1830. June 2.
Hale, Joseph John Frost, of Somerton Hall, Suffolk, and of Lincoln's Inn, Esq., Barrister-at-Law, aged 38. Called 1874. Eldest son of the late Joseph Eaton Frost, Esq., of Somerton Hall. May 4.
Hart, Richard, Esq., Solicitor, Folkestone, Clerk to the Justices of the Borough, aged 73. Admitted 1829. June 27.
HATHERLEY, Right Hon. William Page, first Lord, P.C., D.C.L. (1851), LL.D. (1865), formerly Lord High Chancellor, aged 80. Lord Hatherley, to whose judicial eminence and high worth in private life, both the present Lord Chancellor and Earl Cairns bore unanimous testimony from different sides of the House, was the second son of Sir Matthew Wood, first Baronet, (cr. 1837), Alderman, and twice Lord Mayor of London, by the daughter of John Page, Esq., M.D., of Woodbridge, Suffolk. After studying at Winchester, which he left in consequence of declining to give any information respecting the great “ Barring-out” of 1818, Mr. Wood went to Geneva, where he attended the Roman Law Classes of Pellegrino Rossi, the
distinguished Italian Jurist, then an exile, subsequently Minister of Pius IX. In 1819, Mr. Wood went up to Trinity College, Cambridge, where he gained a scholarship, graduating as 24th Wrangler in 1824, when he was elected Fellow. In 1827 he was called to the Bar by the Hon. Society of Lincoln's Inn.
In 1845 he took silk. In 1847 he was returned to Parliament as M.P. (Liberal) for the City of Oxford, which he represented till made a Vice-Chancellor in 1853. In 1849 he was made Vice-Chancellor of the County Palatine of Lancaster; in 1851, Solicitor-General; in 1868, Lord Justice of Appeal, and Lord Chancellor and a Peer. He retired in 1872, on account of failing eye-sight. July 10.
Hayes, Edwin John, Esq., Solicitor, Town Clerk of Birmingham, aged 58. Admitted 1850. May 30.
HORWOOD, Alfred John, of the Middle Temple, Esq., Barristerat-Law. Called 1844. Fuly 7.
JAMES, Right Hon. Sir William Milbourne, Kt., LL.D., Lord Justice of Appeal, aged 73. The late Lord Justice, who was second son of Christopher James, Esq., of Swansea, was educated at the University of Glasgow, where he took the degree of M.A., and subsequently the Honorary Degree of LL.D. He was called to the Bar by the Hon. Society of Lincoln's Inn in 1831. In 1853 he became a Bencher of the Society, and in 1866, Treasurer. Appointed Q.C. in 1853, Mr. James was made a Vice-Chancellor in 1868, and received the honour of Knighthood in 1869. In 1870 he was raised to the dignity of a Privy Councillor and Lord Justice of Appeal. June 7.
JOHNSON, Henry Charles Ross, of the Inner Temple, Esq., Barrister-at-Law, at Mysore, India. Called 1861. April 16.
KANE, Thomas Henry, Esq., Solicitor (Irel.), aged 44. Admitted 1861. May
Kelly, Edward, LL.B., Trin. Coll., Dublin, and of the King's Inns, Esq., Barrister-at-Law, aged 50. Called to the Irish Bar, 1855.
Graduated B.A., at Trinity College, 1855. May
KINLOCH, Sir George, of Kinloch, first Bart., Advocate at the Scottish Bar, D.L. and J.P. for Perthshire, J.P. for Forfarshire, aged 80. Sir George, who was eldest son of George Kinloch, of Kinloch, Esq., M.P. for Dundee, descendant of an ancient Fifeshire family (the elder branch of which enjoyed a Scottish baronetcy, cr. 1685) subsequently settled on lands in