Men-at-the-Bar/May, Rt. Hon. Sir Thomas Erskine

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May, Rt. Hon. Sir Thomas Erskine, K.C.B., D.C.L., clerk of the House of Commons since 1871, knighted 6 July, 1866, D.C.L. (hon.) Oxon 1874, assistant librarian House of Commons in 1831, taxing master in parliament 1847-56, clerk assistant 1856-71, president of the Statute Law Committee, formerly examiner of standing orders to both houses of parliament and a member of the Law Digest Commission, author of The Law, Privileges Proceedings, and Usage of Parliament, Constitutional History of England 1760-1870, Democracy in Europe, a History, and other works, a student of the Middle Temple 20 Jan 1834 called to the bar 4 May, 1838, bencher 21 May, 1S73, born 8 Feb., 1815; married 27 Aug., 1839, Louisa Johanna, only dau. of George Laughton, Esq., of Fareham, Hants.

Speakers Court, Westminster Palace, S.W.; Athenæum Club