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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 84

Members of Parliament

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Members of Parliament.

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.


Baron H. De Worms [See Worms].

Right Hon. Sir William G. G. V. Vernon-Harcourt (Derby).

William George Granville Venables Vernon Harcourt, P. C., K.B., Q. C., son of the late Rev. William Harcourt, of Nuneham Park, Oxford, by Matilda Mary, da. of the late Col. William Gooch; b. Oct. 14th, 1827; ed. at Trin. Coll., Camb. (B.A. 1st class Classics and Senior Opt. 1851); m. 1st, 1859, Thérèse, who d. 1863, da. of Thomas Henry Lister, Esq., of Armitage Park, Stafford; 2ndly, 1876, Elizabeth, da. of the Hon. J. L. Motley, of the U.S.A., and widow of T. P. Ives, Esq.; Bar. Inner Temple 1854, and a Q. C. 1866; has been Professor of International Law in Camb. Univ. since 1869, and a member of Royal Commissions for Amendment of Neutrality Laws 1867, for Amendment of Laws relating to Naturalisation 1868, and for Amendment of Law of Extradition 1877; author of " Letters of 'Historicus' on International Law"; was Solicitor-Gen. Nov. 1873 to Feb. 1874, and Sec. of State for Home Depart. April 1880 to June 1885; K.B. 1873; P.C. 1S80. A Liberal. Unsuccessfully contested Kirkcaldy District 1858. Sat for Oxford city from Nov. 1868 till April 1880, and on May 8th, 1880, was defeated after acceptation of office. Elected for Derby May 25th, 1880.

Town Residence—7, Grafton Street, Bond Street, W. Chambers—Farrar's Buildings,. Temple, E.C. Clubs—Oxford and Cambridge, Devonshire, Reform, National Liberal.


D. M. Home (Berwick).

David Milne Home, only son of David Milne-Home, Esq., LL.D., by Jean, da. of the late William Forman Home, Esq., of Wedderburn and Paxton; b. Sept. 25th, 1838; ed. at Cheltenham Coll., at Edinburgh, and at Trin. Coll. Camb. (B.A. 1860): m. 1867, Jane, who d. 1881, da. of Sir Thomas Buchan- Hepburn, 3rd bart.; is Col. and Lieut.- Col. comdg. Royal Horse Guards; served in Egyptian campaign 1882 (medal, bronze star, and 4th class Osmanieh) is a J.P. and a D.L. for Berwickshire. A Conservative. Sat for Berwick Feb. 1874 to March 1880; re-elected July 19th, 1880, having been defeated in April of that year.

Country Residence—Paxton House, Berwick-on-Tweed. Clubs—Carlton, Marlborough,. Scottish, Junior Carlton, Hurlingham, New, Scottish Conservative.