The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 84
Right Hon. Sir Richard A. Cross (Lancashire, South-West)
Right Hon. Sir Richard A. Cross (Lancashire, South-West).
Richard Assheton Cross, P.C., G.C.B., D.C.L., LL.D., F.R.S.. 3rd son of the late William Cross, Esq., D.L., of Red Scar, Preston, by Ellen, da. of the late Edward Chaffers, Esq.; b. May 30th, 1823; ed. at Rugby, and at Trin. Coll., Camb. (B.A. 1846, Hon. LL.D., 1878, and Hon. D.C.L. Oxford 1877); m. 1852, Georgiana, da. of the late Thomas Lyon, Esq., of Appleton Hall, Cheshire; Bar. Inner Temple 1849, and a Bencher 1876; formerly went the N. Circuit; is a J.P. and a D.L. for Lancashire, and a J.P. for Cheshire; was Sec. of Stale for Home Depart. Feb. 1874, to April 1880, to which office he was reappointed June 1885; P.C. 1874; G.C.B. 1880. A Conservative. Sat for Preston from 1857 till 1862. First elected for S.W. Lancashire Nov. 1868.
Sent—Eccle Riggs, Broughton-in-Furness, Lancashire. Town Residence—12, Warwick Square. S.W. Clubs—Athenæum, Carlton, St. Stephen's.