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à BECKETT, GILBERT ARTHUR (son of Gilbert à BECKETT, THOMAS TURNER (2 son of Wm.

Abbott à Beckett, dramatist 1811-56). b. à Beckett of Golden sq. London, solicitor Portland house (now 4 Portland place), North 1777-1855). b. London 13 Sept. 1808; educ. End, Fulham 7 April 1837; educ. Westminster Westminster school; articled to his father 1849-55, prizeman for English verse, queen's 1824–9, partner with him as solicitors at 7 scholar 1851-5, and Ch. Ch. Oxf., student Golden sq. London 1829-50; member of 1855-9; B.A. 1860; student L.I. 15 Oct. council of Law amendment society to 1850; 1857; clerk in office of Examiners of criminal a solicitor at Melbourne Jany. 1851 to death; law accounts June 1862 to 1865; wrote in registrar of diocese of Melbourne 1854-87; The Glow-worm 1865-8, and other journals; nominated to legislative council 14 July 1852, wrote Diamonds and hearts, comedy, pro- member for central province 1858-78; memduced Haymarket theatre, London 4 March ber of the Heales ministry 26 Nov. 1860 to 1867; Glitter, comedy, St. James's 26 Dec. 11 Nov. 1861; sworn member of executive 1868; Red hands, drama, St. James's 30 council 7 Jany. 1861; member of royal comJany. 1869; Face to face, drama, Prince of

mission on the civil service 1862, and chairman Wales's, Liverpool 29 March 1869; In the of that of 1870; comr. of trade and custom 9 clouds, extravaganza, Alexandra, London 3 April 1870 to 19 June 1871; author of Dec. 1873, and other plays; wrote with W. Remarks on the present state of the law of S. Gilbert a burlesque version of Gilbert's debtor and creditor, with suggestions for its comedy The wicked world, entitled The

improvement 1844; Railway litigation and happy land, produced Court theatre 3 March

how to check it 1846; Law-reforming diffi1873; furnished the legend to Merivale's culties: exemplified in a letter to lord tragedy The white pilgrim, produced Court Brougham and Vaux 1849; A comparative theatre 14 Feb. 1874; contributed to Punch, view of court fees and attorneys' charges on the salaried staff 1879 to death, dined at 1854; A defence of state aid to religion 1856; weekly dinners 1882 to death, suggested the several of his lectures, including Painting and cartoons entitled The hidden hand 1883 and painters were published. d. Melbourne 1 July Dropping the pilot 1889; edited a weekly 1892. Mennell's Dict. of Australasian biog. paper entitled Junius, 24 numbers 1873; (1892) 1-2, 529; Burke's Colonial gentry i 146 wrote the librettos for Stanford's opera (1891), ii p. xvii (1895); à Beckett's The de Savonarola, produced Hamburg 18 April Becketts of Punch (1903) 15, 17, 184. 1884 and Covent Garden 9 July 1884, and the Canterbury pilgrims, produced Drury

ABELLA, EUGENIO CÆSAR. Colonel ; consullane 28 April 1884 ; wrote some of the lyrics

general for Uruguay in Great Britain 30 July

1895 to death. d. 39 Nightingale lane, in Planquette's Captain Thérèse, produced

Wandsworth common, London 17 March Prince of Wales's 25 Aug. 1890, and all the

1899. bur. Norwood cemet. Times 20 March lyrics in Audran's La Cigale, produced Lyric

1899 p. 8. 9 Oct. 1890; wrote the following plays for the German Reeds Entertainment, The

ABELTSHAUSER, IGNATIUS GEORGE (son of ancient Britons, A Christmas stocking, A

the bandmaster of the regiments at Cork). mountain heiress, Once in a century, The

b. Alsace 1805 or 1806 ; educ. Trin. coll. pirate's home, The Spanish bond, The three Dublin, B.A. 1842, M.A. 1845, LL.B. and tenants, That dreadful boy, Two foster bro

LL.D. 1849; Queen's professor of French and thers, and The wicked duke; was paralysed

German univ. of Dublin 1842-66 ; preb. of St. in the legs, the result of falling down the

Audoen's in St. Patrick's cath. Dublin 1851-9, stairway of Gower st. railway station ; author

collated 19 Feb. 1851, installed 19 March, with Arthur W. à Beckett of The comic guide

resigned 18 May 1859; V. of Derrylossary, to the royal academy1863, and The comic guide

co. Wicklow 18 May 1859 to 1866; edited an to the royal academy 1864. d. 12 Michael's

Irish church weekly paper. d. 9 Trinity coll. grove, South Kensington 15 Oct. 1891. bur. Dublin 14 May 1866. Cotton's Fasti ecclesice Mortlake cemet. The à Becketts of Punch by A.

Hibernicæ, supplement (1878) 59; Certificate of W à Beckett (1903) 103, 118, 153, 230, 235, 309;

the registrar general, Dublin. Burnand's Records i 225–30 (1904); Adams's ABERCORN, JAMES HAMILTON, 1 Duke of (1

) Dict. of the drama i 2 (1904); Spielman's History of James Hamilton, styled viscount of Punch (1895) 180, 381-4 prt.; I.L.N. 24 Hamilton 1786-1814). b. Seymour place, Oct. 1891 p. 531 prt.; Punch 18 July 1887 prt.

London 21 Jany. 1811; educ. Harrow and and 24 Oct. 1891 p. 195.

Christ ch. Oxford ; styled viscount Hamilton NOTE. –His sister, Florence Mary Anne à Beckett. 1814-18; succeeded his grandfather as 2 contributed constantly to most of the leading Indian papers, she d. on board the Dunera on her way home

marquess of Abercorn 27 Jany. 1818; a from Calcutta 6 June 1895. Times 17 June 1895 p. 10.

governor of Harrow 1834 to death; member

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ABERCORN, 1 DUKE OF (Con.) of society of Dilettanti 4 Feb. 1838 ; lord lieut. of Donegal 13 Nov. 1844 to death ; K.G. 12 Dec. 1844; groom of the stole to prince Albert 8 Feb. 1846 to June 1859; P.C. 25 Feb. 1846 ; LL.D. Cambridge 1847; D.C.L. Oxford 1856; LL.D. Dublin 1868; colonel Donegal militia 13 Dec. 1854, hon. col. 11 April 1855 to 22 Sept. 1860; captain London Scottish rifle volunteers 18 Feb. 1860 to June 1869; claimed the dukedom of Châtellerault in France 1864 ; lord lieut. of Ireland 6 July 1866 to 14 Dec. 1868, and 3 Mareh 1874 to 6 Dec. 1876; grand master of order of St. Patrick 1866-8 and 1874-6; created marquess of Hamilton of Strabane, co. Tyrone and duke of Abercorn 10 Aug. 1868; captain of the Irish eight at Wimbledon, resigned Oct. 1885; special ambassador to Rome to invest king Humbert with the Garter Feb. 1878, invested him 2 March ; chancellor of royal univ. of Ireland 27 April 1880 to death ; a major-general of royal body guard of Scottish archers 1861, a lieut. general 1877 to death; grand master of Irish grand lodge of freemasons 3 Dec. 1874 to death, installed 6 Jany. 1875 ; is depicted to the life in Disraeli's novel Lothair. d. Baronscourt, co. Tyrone 31 Oct. 1885. Men of mark (1876) 34 prt.; Dublin univ, mag. lxxxiv 280 (1874) prt. ; Cokayne's Complete peerage 5-8, 407 (1887); Gould's History of freemasonry ii (1884) prt.; Kenning's Masonic cyclopædia (1878) prt. ; Vanity Fair 25 Sept. 1869 prt.

and 7 Nov. 1885 p. 262. ABERCROMBIE, JOHN (1 son of John Aber

crombie of Kensington, London, surgeon 2 dragoon guards 1874-9, d. 1862). b. France 1817; educ. Tonbridge school 1828-34, Judd exhibitioner; admitted pensioner Caius coll. Cainb. 18 Dec. 1834, scholar 1836-8; rowed number 3 in the Cambridge boat against Oxford in the third race 3 April 1839 from Westminster to Putney, nearly 6 miles; played as a substitute in the Cambridge eleven against Oxford in the fifth match at Lords 17-18 June 1839; B.A. Camb. 1839, M.A. 1842, M.D. 1849; F.R.C.P. 1849; physician public dispensary, Lincolns inn, London ; practised at Cheltenham to 1878; physician to Cheltenbam general hospital; physician to Cheltenham college ; author of On tetany in young children: a thesis for the degree of M.D. in the university of Cambridge 1880; The student's guide to medical jurisprudence 1885. d. Harrow 20 Aug. 1892, sketch portrait dated 1838 in Caius college library. John Venn's Gonville and Caius college ji 229 (1898); J. E. Morgan's University oars (1873) 148, 150; I.L.N. 1 Oct. 1892 p. 444.

ABERCROMBY, RALPH (3 son of 3 baron

Abercromby 1800-52). b. 11 Feb. 1842; educ. Harrow 1856-7; ensign 60 foot 15 June 1860, lieut. 3 Aug. 1864, sold out 17 Feb. 1869; served in Canada 1864-5 ; member of Royal meteorological society; author of Principles of forecasting by means of weather charts: issued by the authority of the Meteorological council 1885 ; Weather: a popular exposition of the nature of weather changes from day to day 1887; Seas and skies in many latitudes, or wanderings in search of weather 1888. d. Sydney 21 June 1897. Kirk's Supplement to Allibone's Critical

dictionary i 6 (1891); I.L.N. 6 Nov. 1897 p. 666. ABERCROMBY, SIR ROBERT JOHN, 7 Baronet

(1 child of sir George Samuel Abercromby, 6 baronet 1824-72). _b. Chester sq. London 14 June 1850; educ. Eton ; succeeded his father 15 Nov. 1872 ; vice-lieut. of Banffshire 1892 to death. d. Forglen house, near Turriff 24

July 1895. T'imes 29 July 1895 p. 6. ABERDARE, HENRY AUSTIN BRUCE, 1 Baron

(2 son of John Bruce Bruce-Pryce of Duffryn, near Aberdare, Glamorganshire 1784-1872). b. Duffryn 16 April 1815; educ. St. Omer, France 1821-7, and Swansea gr. sch. 1827–32; barrister L. I. 21 Nov. 1837; police magistrate of Merther Tydvil and Aberdare May 1847 to Dec. 1852 ; M.P. for Merthyr Tydvil 14 Dec. 1852 to 11 Nov. 1868, contested the seat 18 Nov. 1868; M.P. for Renfrewshire 25 Jany. 1869 to 23 Aug. 1873; one of the Dowlais trustees 1855 ; under-secretary of state for home department Nov. 1862 to April 1864 ; vice-president of committee of council on education April 1864 to 26 June 1866; fourth charity comr. for England and Wales 10 May 1864 to 26 June 1866; P.C. 26 April 1864; second Church estates comr. Nov. 1865 to Aug. 1866; home secretary 9 Dec. 1868 to Aug. 1873; ecclesiastical comr. for England 1 Feb. 1869, resigned Feb. 1874; created baron Aberdare of Duffryn, co. Glamorgan 23 Aug. 1873 ; lord pres of the council 9 Aug. 1873 to 20 Feb. 1874; F.R.S. 20 Jany. 1876; pres. of Social science association meeting at Brighton 6 Oct. 1875; pres. of Royal society for prevention of cruelty to animals 1878 to death, of Royal historical society 1878-92, of Royal geographical society 1880-4 and 1885-7, and of University college of Wales at Cardiff 1883; elected the first chancellor of univ. of Wales 25 Jany. 1895; chairman of National African co. 1882–6 governor of Royal Niger co. chartered 10 July 1886 to death; G.C.B. 7 Jany. 1885; chairman of royal commissions on noxious vapours 1876, on reformatories and industrial

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ABERDARE, 1 BARON (Con.)

ABERNETHEY, J. (Con.) schools 1882-3, and on aged poor 10 Jany. the bill passed house of commons in 1870, 1893 to death, drafted the report; one of the but was withdrawn in consequence of Franco12 founders of the Breakfast club 1866 ; German war and on its renewal in 1872 it author of National education: an address was thrown out by a committee of house of delivered to the National association for the lords; designed Alexandra dock, Hull, opened promotion of social science 1866 ; Speech 16 July 1885; consulting engineer of Manon the second reading of the education of chester ship canal 1885-93; designed harbour the poor bill 1867; editor of Life of general works at Fraserburgh, Scotland, which were sir William Napier, K.C.B., author of History executed 1872–82 and 1894-7; A.I.C.E. 5 of the Peninsular war,' &c., 2 vols. 1864. March 1844, M.I.C.E. 4 March 1856, president d. 39 Prince's gardens, London 25 Feb. 1895. 1881; F.R.S. Edinb. 1879; commander of bur. Mountain Ash cemet., statue of him order of Leopold 2 April 1887; member of erected at Cardiff. Biograph Oct. 1880 pp. royal commissions on Metropolitan sewage 324-9; Men of the time (1895) 6; Colburn's discharge 22 June 1882 to 27 Nov. 1884, and New monthly mag. clxvii 523 (1880) prt.; St. on Irish public works 16 Oct. 1886 to 4 Jany. James's Budget 1 March 1895 p. 18 prt.; Vanity 1888; resided at 39 Finchley road, St. John's Fair 21 Aug. 1869 prt.; I.L.N. 1 May 1869 Wood, London 1854-65, at 11 Prince of p. 436 prt., 2 March 1895 p. 251 prt.

Wales's terrace, Kensington 1865 to death,

and at Whiteness, Kingsgate, Isle of Thanet ABERDEIN, ROBERT HENRY. 6. Honiton, 1863 to death. d. Whiteness, near Broad

Devon 2 Nov. 1793; attorney at Honiton 26 stairs 8 March 1896. J. S. Abernethy's Life Jany. 1815 to death; coroner for East Devon and work of James Abernethy, C.E. (1897) prt.; May 1831 to death ; admitted solicitor in Min. of proc. of Instit. of C.E. cxxiv 402–7 chancery 15 Nov. 1843; registrar of county (1896); Times 10 March 1896 p. 5, 19 March court at Honiton 1847 to death. d. Honiton 15 Aug. 1860. Law Times 29 Sept. 1860 p.

Note.-His 3rd son, Harold Wm. Abernethy, b. 22 330; G.M. Sept. 1860 p. 330.

Oct. 1858; educ. Westminster sch. 1872-7; resident

engineer upon the Runcorn section of Manchester ship ABERNETHY, JAMES (1 son of George Aber- canal 1885-94, d. on his way home from Cape Town 9

nethy, civil engineer). b. Aberdeen 12 June July 1895. Life of James Abernethy (1897) 203-4; Min. 1814; educ. Cotherstone, Yorkshire 1827-9

of proc. of Instit. of C.E. cxxii 363 (1895). and Haddington gr. sch. 1829-31; apprenticed ABINGER, WILLIAM FREDERICK SCARLETT, 3 to his father, resident engineer on the London Baron (elder son of 2 baron Abinger 1794dock works 1831 ; resident engineer in con

1861). b. Abinger hall, near Dorking 30 struction of docks at Goole 1836-7; helped

Aug. 1826; educ. Eton and Trin. coll. Camb.; to construct the railway lines between Wake

cornet 5 dragoon guards 14 April 1846 ; field and Leeds 1838-40; resident engineer

ensign Scots fusilier guards 12 June 1846, to Aberdeen harbour trustees 1840-51 ; lieut. col. 10 Oct. 1874, placed on h.p. 5 Sept. engineer to Birkenhead dock trustees 1851-5;

1877; A.D.C. to sir J. Y. Scarlett, commander a consulting engineer in Westminster 1854

of heavy cavalry brigade in the Crimea 4 to death; engineer for the port of Blyth,

Nov. 1854 to 1 April 1855 ; succeeded his Northumberland 1855-61; constructed the

father 24 June 1861; M.G. 1 Oct. 1877, dock at Silloth, Cumberland 1856-9; engineer

placed on retired list with hon, rank of L.G. I for port of Swansea, May 1849 to 1893, where

Oct. 1882; commanded West London volunhe constructed the north dock, opened 1852,

teer infantry brigade 11 Aug. 1888 to death; south dock 1858, and Prince of Wales's dock

hon, col. 2nd or South Middlesex rifle corps 1881, also lengthened the west pier from 600

9 March 1889 to death; C.B. 2 June 1877; to 1,000 feet and built the east pier; designed

member of Invernessshire county council 1889 the Falmouth docks, constructed at cost of to death. d. Fort William, Inverness 16 Jany. £120,000, 1860-3; engineer of Turin and

1892. I.L.N. 23 Jany. 1892 p. 122, 26 March Savona railway 1862–6; consulting engineer

p. 404; Times 18 Jany. 1892 p. 11; Daily to Italian irrigation canal co. for the Grand

Graphic 19 Jany. 1892 p. 12 prt. Cavour canal 1863–7; designed floating dock at Newport, Monmouth, opened March 1858 ABNEY, EDWARD HENRY (2 son of Wm. and the Alexandra 1868–75, opened 17 April Wotton Abney, d. 1827, captain royal horse 1875; designed the Roath basin, Cardiff 1866 guards 1805-7). b. Fulford, near York 2 and the Roath dock, opened 24 Aug. 1887; Sept. 1811; educ. Exeter coll. Oxf., B.A. brought forward with John Fowler scheme 1833; ordained deacon 1836 and priest 1837; for a ferry between England and France 1870, C. of Acomb, Yorkshire 1836-7; c. of St.

ABNEY, E. H. (Con.)

ABRAHAM, A. (Con.) Martin, York 1837-40; P.C. of Ch. Ch. Derby extended to the provincial synagogues and 1840-1; V. of St. Alkmund, Derby 1841-86; to London ; translated from the French, R.D. of Derby 1841-85; domestic chaplain Cahen's Catechisme and Ben Levi's Matinées to 1 baron Belper 1858 to death; preb. of du Samedi, the latter is known under title of Uffton Cantoris in Lichfield cath. 1873 to Moral and religious tales for the young of the death; proctor diocese of Lichfield 1878-84 Hebrew faith. d. Liverpool 31 March 1863. and diocese of Southwell 1884-6; member of The Jewish Encyclopedia i 97 (1901). Derby board of guardians 1841 to death, ABRAHAM, GEORGE WHITLEY. 6. about 1830; chairman 1869, retired about 20 April 1892 ;

educ. Trin. coll. Dublin, B.A. 1852, M.A., one of the best known clergymen in the Midlands. d. The Firs, Burton road, Derby

LL.B. and LL.D. 1858; barrister King's Inns 13 May 1892. bur. Littleover, near Derby.

1854; Irish endowed schools assistant comr.

1855–8; a census comr. 1861, 1871 and 1881; The Guardian 1 June 1892 p. 841; Times 14

registrar in lunacy in Ireland 1874-85; May 1892 p. 11; I.L.N. 6 Aug. 1892 p. 188.

author of Law and practice of lunacy in ABRAHALL, JOHN CHARLES JAMES HOSKYNS Ireland 1886; contributor to Dublin review.

(son of rev. John Hoskyns Abrahall, R. of d. 18 Highfield road, Rathgar, near Dublin 25 Badgworth, Somerset). b. Compton Marten, Dec. 1885. Law Times 16 Jany. 1886 p. 199; Somerset 1800; commoner Wadham coll. Times 28 Dec. 1885 p. 4. Oxf. 10 Dec. 1817, scholar 30 June 1819 to 1 Jany. 1827; Hody (Greek) exhibitioner

ABRAHAMS, BARNETT (son of Abraham Abra1819-24, Goodridge exhibitioner 1822, 1823;

bams, known as Rabbi Abraham, writer on B.A. 1824, M.A. 1830 : ordained deacon 1824

the laws of ritualistic killing of animals and and priest 1825; C. in charge of Brightwell,

principal shohet in London 1839-78, 6. Siedlce, Berkshire 1824-6; head master of Bruton

Poland Dec. 1801, d. Jerusalem 23 Jany. school, Somerset 1826-64; R. of Butterleigh,

1880). 6. Warsaw 1831; educ. Univ. coll. near Tiverton 1864 to death.

d. 26 April

London; B.A. London 1856; dayyan or 1876. Gardiner's Wadham coll. ii 278 (1895);

assistant rabbi of the Spanish and Portuguese Strong's Bruton register (1892) 20.

congregation of London ; principal of the

Jews' college, 10 Finsbury sq. London 1850 ABRAHALL, JOHN HOSKYNS (1 son of pre- to death; founded Society for the diffusion

ceding). b. Bruton 15 Jany. 1829; educ. of religious knowledge among the young; Bruton gr. sch. and Balliol coll

. Oxf., Bruton wrote several of the tracts published by the exhibitioner 1848; gained chancellor's prize society. d. London 15 Nov. 1863. The Jewish for Latin verse 1850; B.A. 1852, M.A. 1854; Encyclopedia i 122 (1901). fellow of Lincoln coll. 1853-7; ordained deacon 1854, priest 1855; principal of Trinity ABRAHAMS, MICHAEL. 6. 1824; solicitor at coll. sch. Toronto 1857-61; Inc. of Combe

4 Lincolns Inn Fields, London 1847-52, at Longa, Woodstock, Oxon. 1861-8, V. 1868 23 Southampton buildings 1852–59, and at to death; professor of classics and history in

17 Gresham st. 1859-69; partner with T. univ. of Wales at Aberystwith 1872-5, opened

W. Roffey at 8 Old Jewry 1869–80, and at 9 Oct. 1872 ; examiner under civil service 23 Rue Taitbout, Paris 1873-80; head of comrs. some years; contributed to Saturday firm of Michael Abrahams and Co. at same Review and The Times; author of The body

addresses 1880 to death. d. 21 Chester ter. of Christ : a lecture 1861; Versiculi or Verse- London 16 Dec. 1896. bur. cemetery of West lets, Latin and English 1863; Western woods London synagogue Ball's-pond road. Montagu and waters : poems and illustrative notes

Williams's Leaves of a life (1891) 218, 223; 1864. d. Combe vicarage 1 Oct. 1891. 7. A. Law Times 26 Dec. 1896 p. 194; Entracte 15 Strong's Bruton register (1892) 27; Guardian 14 Sept. 1877 prt. Oct. 1891 p. 1627.

ABRAM, WILLIAM ALEXANDER (1 son of ABRAHAM, ABRAHAM. Resided at Liverpool Robert Abram, Congregational minister at

1823 to death; took a leading part in Jewish Tockholes, near Blackburn Aug. 1849 to affairs of Liverpool 1833 to death; president death, 30 July 1852 aged 48). 6. Lydiate, of the Philanthropic institution and of the between Liverpool and Ormskirk 18 Jany. Jewish school; chiefly known for his efforts 1835 ; apprenticed to J. N. Haworth, printer towards introduction of regular vernacular and stationer at Blackburn April 1850 · to sermons in the synagogue services of England; April 1857; placed in charge of Greek and pulpit instruction was through his exertions, Latin departments in office of J. E. Adlard, established at Liverpool 1827, whence it printer, St. Bartholomew's close, London

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ABRAM, W. A. (Con.)

ABSOLOM, C. A. (Con.) 1857; secretary and librarian of free library,

Marylebone club cricket scores ix 394 (1877), Blackburn April 1860, opened in rooms in

ziv p. lxiv (1895); Grace's Cricket (1891) 274-5; the town hall 17 Feb. 1862, resigned 1867,

Illust. sp. and dr. news iv 481, 482 (1875) prt.; member of the committee 1867, vice-chairman

Times 20 Aug. 1889 p. 8. then chairman to death; edited Blackburn Times 1867 and Preston Guardian 1869, resigned both editorships April 1887; edited

ABSOLOM, CHARLES SEVERN (son of Edward Blackburn Standard_and Express and the

Absolom of 13 Cannon st. London, grocer). Lancashire Evening Express 1887-90; mem

b. 1808; educ. St. Paul's sch. London and ber of Blackburn school board 16 Jany. 1871

Trin. coll. Camb.; B.A. 1832, M.A. 1835; to Dec. 1882; member of Blackburn town

ordained deacon 1832, priest 1833; P.C. of council 1880 to about 1883; elected a gover

Tilstone, Cheshire 26 Jany, 1837 to 1847; nor of Blackburn gr. sch. twice; a founder of

C. of Overton, near Lancaster 1848-50; V. Blackburn literary club; a J.P. for Blackburn

of Manningtree, Essex about March 1866 to 1885; F.R.H.S.; author of A history of

death ; author of The Times of the Gentiles Blackburn town and parish 1877; Memorials

fulfilling and Zion's Time approaching 1860; of the Preston guilds 1882; The guild rolls

The Authors of “Essays and Reviews” judged 1397 to 1682, copied from the original rolls

out of their own mouth 1861; Dr. Temple's and edited for the Record society of Lan

Essay ["The Education of the World "j excashire and Cheshire 1883-4 (vol. ix of the

amined 1861; Jesus Christ and the Author Record society's works); History of the

of Essays and Reviews contrasted in their Blackburn gas light company 1818 to 1877,

estimate of old testament scripture 1861. d. printed for shareholders only ; A century of

Manningtree vicarage 20 July 1876. Gardiner's independence in Blackburn 1878; Lancashire

St. Paul's school (1884) 467; Times 25 July and Cheshire antiquarian notes, including

1876 p. 1. selections from “Sketches in local history, edited by W. D. Pink, 8 parts, 2 vols. 1885-6. ABSOLOM, John. b. Lambeth 6 May 1815 ; d.83 Alexandra road, Duke's Brow, Blackburn began painting portraits in oil 1830; painted 2 May 1894. W. A. Abram's Unto this last. at Drury Lane and Covent Garden theatres ; Blackburn characters of a past generation brought member of New society of painters in waterto press by his son. Blackburn (1894) memoir colours 1838 to about 1856 ; painted with W. pp. xxv-lxxvi prt.; Nightingale's Lancashire Telbin and T. Grieve panoramas of Campaigns nonconformity ii 50 (1891); information from

of Wellington 1852, the Ocean mail, Crimean his son G. P. Abram.

war and Arctic regions; member of Institute

of painters in water-colours 1861, hon, member ABSOLOM, CHARLES ALFRED. 6. Blackheath 1888 to death, treasurer about 1867 to 1887;

7 June 1846; matric. from Trin. coll. Camb. member of Institute of painters in oil-colours 1865, B.A. 1870; his first cricket match at 1883-7; exhibited 16 pictures at R.A., 7 at Lords was M.C.C. v. Undergraduates of B.I., 22 at S.S., 660 at N.W., and 3 at various Cambridge 11-12 June 1866; played in the exhibitions; many of his pictures were enCambridge eleven against Oxford at Lords graved and otherwise reproduced in black 1866-9; joint secretary of Cambridge univ. and white and in colours ; granted civil list cricket club 8 Nov. 1867, treasurer Nov. pension of £50, 24 May 1890. d. 52 Chetwynd 1868; threw a cricket ball nearly 100 yards road, Highgate Hill 26 June 1895. Bryan's at the first Trinity college athletic sports 24 Dict. of painters i 3 (1903); International mag. Nov. 1866; won the broad jump for Cam- (1885) 108. bridge, clearing 22 feet at the inter-university contest 1867; played for the Gentlemen ACASTER, John. b. 1777 or 1778; V. of St. against the Players 1868; played for Kent Helen's, York 16 Oct. 1815 to death ; author 1875-9; member of lord Harris's cricket of The Church in danger from herself, or the team in Australia Dec. 1878 to March 1879; causes of her present declining state explained known as the Cambridge Navvy; led a roving 1829; Remedies for the Church in danger, life, chiefly in America 1879 to death : purser or hints to the legislature on church reform to the Orinoco, plying to Trinidad and then 1830; Solitary musings: a poem on the purser to the Muriel to his death. d. the

history of the Hebrew nation, as contained in hospital, Port of Spain, Trinidad 30 July the Bible, from Abram, their great progenitor, 1889, having been knocked down by a derrick down to their final settlement in the promised or crane at Trinidad 27 July. Ford's History land; with reflections thereon 1854. d. York of the Cambridge univ. cricket club (1902) 541; 6 July 1854. G.M. Aug. 1854 p. 200.

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