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A Beckett, Gilbert Abbott, 1811-1856

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  • 1811-1856

A BECKETT, GILBERT ABBOTT, brother of Sir William à Beckett (qv); b. 17 Feb 1811; adm. 10 Jan 1820; left Aug 1828; adm. Gray’s Inn 25 Apr 1828, called to bar 27 Jan 1841; a Metropolitan Police Magistrate from Feb 1849, sitting first at Greenwich and Woolwich, but at Southwark from 31 Dec 1849; while at school he started, with his brother William, the Censor and the Literary Beacon, two papers which attracted much attention; founder and first editor of Figaro in London, the immediate precursor of Punch; subsequently one of the original staff of Punch, and for many years leader writer for the Times and Morning Herald; author of The Comic History of England, 1848, some fifty or sixty plays, and numerous other works; m. 21 Jan 1835 Mary Anne, eldest dau. of Joseph Glossop, Royal Coburg Theatre, Clerk of the Cheque to the Hon. Corps of Gentlemen at Arms; d. at Boulogne 30 Aug 1856. DNB.

A Beckett, Gilbert Arthur, 1837-1891

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  • 1837-1891

A BECKETT, GILBERT ARTHUR, eldest son of Gilbert Abbott à Beckett (qv); b. 7 Apr 1837; adm. 6 Jun 1849 (G); QS 1851; elected to Christ Church, Oxford 1855, matr. 7 Jun 1855, Westminster Student; BA 1860; adm. Lincoln’s Inn 15 Oct 1857; a clerk in the office of the Examiners of Criminal Law Accounts 1862-5; one of the principal contributors to Punch, and author of numerous libretti and dramatic pieces; joint author with W. S. Gilbert of the famous burlesque The Happy Land, performed at the Court Theatre 3 Mar 1873; Roman Catholic convert 1869; m. 24 Nov 1863 Emily, eldest dau. of William Hunt, Bath, Somerset; d. 15 Oct 1891. DNB.

A Beckett, Thomas Turner, 1808-1892

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  • 1808-1892

A BECKETT, THOMAS TURNER, brother of Sir William à Beckett (qv); b. 13 Sep 1808; adm. 10 Jul 1818; articled to his father 1824-9; adm. solicitor 1829, practising in Golden Square, London 1829-50; emigrated to Australia 1850; practised as a solicitor in Melbourne from Jan 1851; Registrar, Diocese of Melbourne 1854-87; nominated member, legislative council, Victoria 14 Jul 1852-6; elected member for Central Province 1858-78; Minister without Portfolio, Victoria Nov 1860- Nov 1861; member, Executive Council, sworn 7 Jan 1861; Commissioner for Trade and Customs, Victoria Apr 1870- Jan 1871; author, Remarks on the present state of the law of debtor and creditor, 1844, and other works; m. Eliza Stuckey; d. at Brighton, near Melbourne, Australia 1 Jul 1892.

A Beckett, William, 1806-1869

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  • 1806-1869

A BECKETT, SIR WILLIAM, eldest son of William à Beckett, Golden Square, London, attorney, and Sarah Abbott, St. George’s, Hanover Square [dau. of William Abbott, witness at her wedding ?]; b. 2 Jul 1806; adm. 22 Jan 1816; adm. Lincoln’s Inn 15 Nov 1822, called to bar 30 Jun 1829; emigrated to New South Wales 1837; acting Solicitor-General, New South Wales Mar 1841, confirmed Mar 1843; acting Judge of Supreme Court, New South Wales Jul 1844-5; Judge of Supreme Court for district of Port Phillip (Melbourne) Feb 1846 - Jan 1852; Chief Justice of Victoria 24 Jan 1852; knighted by patent 19 Nov 1852; retd. 1857; returned to England 1863; helped to found the Melbourne Punch; wrote a great number of the biographies in The Georgian Era, 1832-4; author, Outer Harness, 1854, and other works; m. 1st, 1 Oct 1832 Emily, dau. of Edward Hayley, London; m. 2nd, at Port Philip, Australia, 30 Oct 1849 Matilda, sister of his deceased wife; d. 27 Jun 1869. DNB.

Abady, Harold Temple, 1903-?

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  • 1903-?

Abady, Harold Temple, son of Jacques Abady, of Hampstead, barrister-at-law; b. June 16, 1903; adm. Jan. 18, 1917 (H); migrated up Grant's; left Easter 1921; Ch. Ch. Oxon. matric. Michaelmas 1922; m. 1st Dec. 19, 1929, Jean Lee, daughter of Richard Lee-Roberts, of Doddington Lodge, Salop; 2nd Oct. 27, 1944, Anna Duse.

Abbot, Charles Henry Philip, 1832-1878

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  • 1832-1878

ABBOT, CHARLES HENRY PHILIP, only son of Hon. Philip Henry Abbot (qv); b. 21 Mar 1832; adm. 7 Feb 1842; QS 1846; left 1846; Christ Church, Oxford, matr. 31 May 1849, Canoneer Student 1850-65; BA 1853; MA 1856; ordained deacon 1866, priest 1867 (both Bath & Wells); Rector of Withington, Herefs., from 1868; m. 3 Aug 1865 Maria Lear, younger dau. of Rev. John Comyns, Vicar of Bishopsteignton, Devon; d. 28 Dec 1878.

Abbot, Charles, 1798-1867

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  • 1798-1867

ABBOT, CHARLES, 2ND BARON COLCHESTER, elder son of Charles Abbot, 1st Baron Colchester (qv); b. 12 Mar 1798; adm 16 Sep 1806; left 1811; entered Royal Navy as 1st class volunteer on board HMS Revenge 8 Apr 1811; Lieut. 15 Sep 1817; Cdr. 27 Jan 1821; Capt. 26 Jan 1826; half pay Jan 1833; Rear-Adm. 1 Apr 1854; Vice-Adm. 2 May 1860; Adm. 11 Jan 1864; succ. as 2nd Baron Colchester 8 May 1829; took Conservative whip in House of Lords; Vice-Pres. Board of Trade and Paymaster-General Feb-Dec 1852; Privy Councillor 27 Feb 1852; Postmaster-General Feb 1858-Jun 1859; DCL Oxford 7 Jun 1853; a Busby Trustee from 23 May 1840; editor of The Diary and Correspondence of Charles Abbot, Lord Colchester, 1861; m. 3 Feb 1836 Hon. Elizabeth Susan Law, second dau. of Edward Law, 1st Baron Ellenborough PC, Lord Chief Justice of the King’s Bench; d. 18 Oct 1867.

Abbot, Charles, Baron Colchester, 1757-1829

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  • 1757-1829

ABBOT, CHARLES, 1ST BARON COLCHESTER, younger brother of John Farr Abbot (qv); b. 14 Oct 1757; adm. Mar 1763; KS (Capt) 1770; both “acted and looked Thais extremely well in the Eunuchus” of 1772 (Random Recollections of George Colman the Younger, 1830, i, 74); Captain of the School 1774; elected head to Christ Church, Oxford 1775, matr. 14 June 1775, Westminster Student 22 Dec 1775 - 20 Oct 1783, Faculty Student 20 Oct 1783 - res 17 Dec 1796; Chancellor’s Prize for Latin Verse 1777; Vinerian Scholar 1781, Fellow 1786-92; BCL 1783; DCL 1793; Geneva Univ. 1778-9; adm. Middle Temple 14 Oct 1768, called to bar 9 May 1783, Bencher 12 Feb 1802; in brother’s chambers at 11 Kings Bench Walk, Temple, Nov 1779; adm. Inner Temple 25 Nov 1784 and 29 Apr 1785, tenant of chambers there Nov 1784 - May 1788; adm Lincoln’s Inn 26 May 1785; FSA 13 Dec 1792; FRS 14 Feb 1793; Clerk of the Rules, Court of King’s Bench 1794-1801; MP Helston 19 Jun 1795-1802, Woodstock 1802-6, Oxford University 1806-Jun 1817; made his parliamentary reputation as chairman, Select Committee on Finance 1797-8; introduced first Census Act into House of Commons Dec 1800; Chief Secretary for Ireland Feb 1801-Feb 1802, also Secretary of State for Ireland Jun 1801 - Feb 1802; Privy Councillor 21 May 1801; Recorder of Oxford May 1801-Oct 1806; Keeper of Privy Seal (I) from May 1801; hon. LLD Trinity Coll. Dublin 6 Jun 1801; elected Speaker of the House of Commons 10 Feb 1802; resigned on account of ill-health 28 May 1817; cr. Baron Colchester 3 Jun 1817; travelled on European Continent 1819-22; on return took active part in politics until death; a Busby Trustee from 18 May 1802; his Diary and Correspondence were published by his son Charles Abbot, 2nd Baron Colchester (qv), in 1861; m. 29 Dec 1796 Elizabeth, eldest dau. of Sir Philip Gibbes, Bart., Spring Head, Barbados, West Indies; d. 8 May 1829; buried in North Transept, Westminster Abbey. Arms up School. DNB.

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