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DENMAN— DENTON.

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oonsequenoe of a charge of unsound doctrine publicly made against him by Bishop Spencer, who was at that time discharging the functions of the Bishop of Bath and Wells, the Archdeacon resigned his Examining Chaplaincy, and preached in the Cathedral at Wells three sermons on " The Eeal Presence," which he published as his defence. Proceed- ings were taken against him on account of matter contained in these sermons, in Jan. 1854. In 1856 the Archdeacon was sentenced to deprivation of aU his preferments by judgment of a court held at Bath, and presided over by the Archbishop of Canterbury. This sentence was set aside, upon appeal to the Court of Arches, on a point of law; and the judgment of the Court of Arches was confirmed, on further appeal, by tiie Judicial Committee of the Privy Council, Feb. 6, 1858. The Archdeacon was editor of the Church and State Review, from its establishment in 1862 till Aug. 1865; and, as a member of the Lower House of Convocation in 1861 and 1864, was Chairman of the Conmiittees, the Beports of which issued in the condemnation of " Essays and Reviews," and of Dr. Colenso's published writings. Archdeacon Denison published his autobio- graphy under the title of " Notes of my Life," 1878.

DENMAN, The Hon. Gbobob, is the fourth son of Thomas, first Lord Denman (who was many years Chief Justice of the Court of Queen's Bench), by Theodosia Anne, eldest da^hter of the late Eev. Richard Vevers, rector of Kettering, Northamptonshire. He was born in Russell Square, London, Dec. 23, 1819, and was educated at Bepton Grammar School, whence he proceeded to Trinity College, Cambridge, of which he was succes- sively Scholar and Fellow. He took his B.A. degree in 1842 as senior classic. He was also " Cap- tain of the PoU." As the son of

a peer he was exempted from the general rule then in force, which made a place in the mathematical tripos a necessary qualification for competing for classical honours. He proceeded M.A. in 1845, was called to the bar at Lincoln's Inn in 1846, and went the Home circuit. In addition to his circuit practice he held for some years the office of auditor of his former coUege. In 1857 he was appointed one of the University counsel. Mr. Denman unsuccessfully contested the Uni- versity of Cambridge in 1856 and the borough of Tiverton in 1865. He was first elected member for Tiverton as Lord Palmerston's colleague in the Liberal interest in May, 1859, and represented the borough from that time until 1872, with the exception of a very brief interval in 1865-66, when he was out of Parliament. He promoted and carried a Bill in 1864 for assimilating the law on criminal trials to that on civil trials in certain matters of evidence and practice; and in 1869 a Bill for further amending the law of evidence by abolishing the dis- qualification of witnesses for want of religious belief and on other grounds. Mr.Denman was appointed one of the new governing body of the Charterhouse School in 1872. In Oct., 1872, he was chosen to succeed to the vacancy caused in the Court of Common Pleas by the death of Mr. Justice Willes ; and in Nov., 1875, by the operation of the Judicature Act, he became a Judge of the High Court of Justice. He published in 1871 a translation of "Gray's Elegy" into Greek elegiac verse ; and in 1873 " The First Book of Pope's Homer's Iliad, translated into Latin elegiacs." He married in 1852 Charlotte, daughter of the late Mr. Samuel Hope, banker of Liverpool.

DENMARK, Kmo op. {See Christian IX^

DENTON, Thb Rbv. William, M.A., born in March, 1815, at New-