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Abbot, Charles, Baron Colchester, 1757-1829

  • GB-2014-WSA-00184
  • Person
  • 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.

Abrahams, Arthur Charles Lionel, 1898-1918

  • GB-2014-WSA-01903
  • Person
  • 1898-1918

Abrahams, Arthur Charles Lionel, only son of Sir Lionel Abrahams, K.C. B., of Bayswater, sometime Assistant Under-Secretary of State, India Office, by Lucy, daughter of Nathan Solomon Joseph, of Bayswater, architect; b. Jan. 22, 1898; adm. as a non-resident K.S. Sept. 28, 1911 (G); elected to Ch. Ch. Oxon. July 1916; 2nd Lieut. Coldstream Guards Aug. 24, 1916; went out to the western front in Feb. 1917, and joined the 3rd Batt. of his regiment there; Lieut. Dec. 1, 1917; killed in action at Merville April 13, 1918; unm.

Addis, Thomas Henry Liddon, 1897-1918

  • GB-2014-WSA-01950
  • Person
  • 1897-1918

Addis, Thomas Henry Liddon, son of the Rev. William Edward Addis, Vicar of All Saints, with Holy Trinity, Knightsbridge, by Mary Rachel, daughter of Robert Flood, of Sydenham, Kent; b. Aug. 24, 1897; adm. Sept. 28, 1911 (H); left July 1915; 2nd Lieut. 4th Batt. (extra Reserve) Royal Dublin Fusiliers July 9, 1915; Lieut. July 1, 1917; was wounded in the Dublin insurrection April 27, 1916; went out to the western front July 12, 1916, and was wounded at Lelonguet July 24; killed in action near Peronne March 21, 1918; unm.

Adrian, Edgar Douglas, 1889-1977

  • GB-2014-WSA-01960
  • Person
  • 1889-1977

Adrian, Edgar Douglas, 1st Baron Adrian; brother of Harold Douglas Adrian (q.v.); b. Nov. 30, 1889; adm. Sept. 24, 1903; K.S. (non-resident) Sept. 22, 1904 (G); elected head to Trin. Coll. Camb. (with Samwaies) July 1908, scholar 1908, fellow Oct. 9, 1913; St class Nat. Science Trip., part 1, 1910, part 2 (Physiology), 1911; B.A. 1911; M.A. 1915; M.B. and B.C. 1915; M. D. 1919; represented Camb. in the Inter-University Foils Competition 1912; joint Coutts Trotter student 1912; Walsingham Gold Medal for Physiology 1912; Gedge Prize 1914; Rolleston Memorial Prize 1916; Horton-Smith Prize 1919; Lecturer at Trin. Coll. 1919; University Lecturer in Advanced Physiology 1920; was a student at St. Bartholomew's Hospital, M.R.C.P. (London), 1916; F.R.S. 1923; F.R.C.P. 1924; a Governor of the School March 1926; Foulerton Research Professor of the Royal Society 1929-37; Nobel Prize 1932; Hon. D.Sc. Oxon. 1936; various degrees later from British and foreign universities; Professor of Physiology, Cambridge, 1937-51; Master of Trinity Coll. Camb. since 1951; Vice-Chancellor 1957-59; first Chancellor of Univ. of Leicester 1958; Copley Medal of the Royal Soc. 1946; Foreign Secretary of the Royal Soc. 1946-50, and President 1950-55; President of the British Association 1954; President, Royal Society of Medicine, 1960-62; O.M. June 11, 1942; created Baron Adrian 1955; a Busby Trustee 1949; elected a Trustee of the Rockefeller Institute 1962; temp. Lieut. R.A.M.C. Jan. 1, 1916, Capt. Jan. 1, 1917-19; m. June 14, 1923, Hester Agnes, daughter of Hume Chancellor Pinsent, of Boar's Hill, Oxford; d. 4 Aug. 1977.

Agar-Ellis, Henry Welbore, 1761-1836

  • GB-2014-WSA-01984
  • Person
  • 1761-1836

AGAR-ELLIS, HENRY WELBORE, 2ND VISCOUNT CLIFDEN (I), eldest son of James Agar, 1st Viscount Clifden (qv); b. 22 Jan 1761; adm. 12 Jun 1770; KS (Capt. ) 1774; elected head to Christ Church, Oxford 1778, matr. 19 Jun 1778; BA 1782; Grand Tour (Italy) 1783; MP (I) Co. Kilkenny 1783-9; Recorder of Gowran 1783; Clerk of the Privy Council, Ireland 1785-1817; succ. as 2nd Viscount Clifden (I) 1 Jan 1789; MP Heytesbury 28 May 1793 - 2 Feb 1802, when he succeeded his great-uncle Welbore Ellis (qv) as 2nd Baron Mendip (GB); assumed additional surname of Ellis 4 Feb 1804; supported Whig party in House of Lords; FSA (by 1831); m. 10 Mar 1792 Lady Caroline Spencer Churchill, eldest dau. of George Spencer Churchill, 4th Duke of Marlborough KG PC, Lord President of the Council; d. 13 Jul 1836.

Aglionby, Arthur Hugh, 1885-1918

  • GB-2014-WSA-01987
  • Person
  • 1885-1918

Aglionby, Arthur Hugh, brother of John Orfeur Aglionby (q.v.); b. Nov. 4, 1885; adm. Sept. 28, 1899 (A); left July 1905; Corpus Coll. Oxon., matric. Michaelmas 1905; 1st Cl. Lit. Hum. 1908; B.A. 1908; M.A. 1912; an assistant master at preparatory schools at St. Andrews and at Bournemouth, and subsequently at Trinity College School, Port Hope, Ontario, Canada; 2nd Lieut. Dorsetshire R.G.A., No. 1 Co., April 4, 1912; returned home from Canada in July 1914; Lieut. R.G.A. Dec. 1, 1914, Capt. (acting) Aug. 26, 1917; Major (acting) May 29, 1918; went out to the western front in Sept. 1916 and served with the 174th, 244th, and 219th Siege Batteries, being in command of the last at the time of his death; M.C. Jan. 1, 1919; d. at the second Canadian C. C. S. at Roubaix Nov. 7, 1918, of wounds received in action at Moen, near the Scheidt, on the same day; unm.

Aitken, John William Maxwell Bt, 1910-1985

  • GB-2014-WSA-02003
  • Person
  • 1910-1985

Aitken, Sir John William Maxwell Bt, son of William Maxwell Aitken, 1st Baron Beaverbrook PC, newspaper proprietor, and his first wife Gladys, d. of Brig.-Gen. Charles William Drury CB of Halifax, Nova Scotia; b. 15 Feb. 1910; adm. Jan. 1924 (R); left July 1928; Pemb. Coll. Camb., matric. 1928; played football for Cambridge 1930 and 1931; dir. Beaverbrook Newspapers Ltd, chairman 1964-77, pres. 1977; RAuxAF 1935, RAF 1939-45 (Group Capt.); DFC 1940, DSO 1942, Czech War Cross, despatches; fighter pilot during Battle of Britain, commanded night fighter squadron 1941-2, strike Mosquito wing Norwegian waters 1943; succ. father as 2nd Baronet 9 June 1964, but disclaimed succession to Barony; MP (C) Holborn 1945-50; dir. Assoc. TV Corpn and Price Bros Ltd; m. 1st 26 Aug. 1939 Cynthia, d. of Col. Hugh Glencairn Monteith OBE DSO RAMC; 2nd 15 Aug. 1946 Jane (formerly wife of Peter Lindsay), d. of Maj. Robert Orlando Rudolph Kenyon-Slaney, of Halton Grange, Shropshire; 3rd 1 Jan. 1951 Vio­let, d. of Sir Humphrey de Trafford, Bt; d. 30 Apr. 1985.

Allen, George Pemberton, 1872-1956

  • GB-2014-WSA-02057
  • Person
  • 1872-1956

Allen, George Pemberton, son of William Henry Allen, M.Inst.C.E., of Bramham, Beds, by Annie May, daughter of William Howell, of Glamorganshire; b. Sept. 17, 1872; adm. Jan. 22, 1885 (R); left Dec. 1888; Univ. Coll. London; F.R.I.B.A. 1919; an architect and surveyor at Bedford; m. July 5, 1911, Carol Perry, youngest daughter of William Annesley Owen, barrister-at-law of the Inner Temple, Recorder of Walsall; d. July 1956.

Allen, Harold Gwynne, 1874-1960

  • GB-2014-WSA-02058
  • Person
  • 1874-1960

Allen, Harold Gwynne, brother of George Pemberton Allen (q.v.); b. March 20, 1874; adm. Jan. 14, 1886 (R); left July 1892; Trin. Coll. Camb. (adm. pensr. June 18, 1892); B.A. 1895; M.A. 1911; A.M.I.C.E.; M.I. Mech.E.; managing director of W. H. Allen, Sons, and Co., Ltd., Queen's Engineering Works, Bedford; High Sheriff of Bedfordshire 1925; m. Oct. 20, 1903, Hilda Margaret Sophia, youngest daughter of George E. Langley, of Bedford; d. Jan. 26, 1960.

Allen, John Hensleigh, 1769-1843

  • GB-2014-WSA-02065
  • Person
  • 1769-1843

ALLEN, JOHN HENSLEIGH, elder son of John Bartlett Allen, Cresselly, Pembs., and his first wife Elizabeth, dau. of John Hensleigh, Pant-teg, Pembs., attorney; b. 29 Aug 1769; adm. 31 May 1779; KS 1784; one of the contributors to the Trifler, 1788-9; elected head to Trinity Coll. Cambridge 1789, adm. pens. 10 Jun 1789, scholar 23 Apr 1790, matr. Mich. 1789; BA 1793; adm. Lincoln’s Inn 15 Jun 1789, called to bar 22 Jun 1797; Oxford and South Wales circuit; of Cresselly, Pembs.; High Sheriff Pembrokeshire 1808; MP Pembroke 1818-26; Chairman, Pembrokeshire Quarter Sessions; DL JP Pembrokeshire; m. 12 Nov 1812 Gertrude, youngest dau. of Lord Robert Seymour MP; d. 12 Apr 1843.

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