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FOESYTH— FOETESCUE.

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I with the most flourishing in central Asia. For this le received the honour of K)d and was made a Knight ier of the Order of the [ndia. In 1874 he was ap- Member of the Legislative of India^ and in 1875 he as Envoy to the king of

lYTH, William, Q.C, K>n of the late Thomas

Esq., of Liverpool, was Jreenock in 1812, and edu- Crinity College, Cambridge, B graduated B.A. in 1834. bird in the first class of the tripos, and second Senior was Chancellor's Medallist, low of Trinity, and pro- [.A. in 1837. He was called ax at the Inner Temple in nt the Northern Circuit, , Queen's Counsel in 1857, ttcher of the Inner Temple.

standing counsel to the T of State in Council of id is Commissary of the by of Cambridge. He is >r of " On the Law of Com- with Creditors," published " Hortensius ; or, the Duty e of an Advocate," in 1849 ;

Law relating to the Cus- Infants," in 1850; "The )f Trial by Jury," in 1852 j on at St. Helena and Sir Liowe," in 1863 ; " The Life )," in 1864; "Cases and in Constitutional Law," in The Novels and Novelists ghteenth Century, in illus- f the Manners and Morals je," in 1871; "Hannibal in n Historical Drama," in Sssays Critical and Narra- 1874 ; "The Slavonic Pro- outh of the Danube," in id has contributed to the

and Edinburgh Reviews ^wood's Magazine, Having

ed member for theboroujgh

ridge in the Conservative in July, 1856, he was un- Q petition^ on the ground

that the office he held of standing counsel to the Secretary of State for India was one of profit under the Crown, and disqualified him from sitting in Parliament. He was an unsuccessful candidate for the re- presentation of Bath in Oct. 1873, but was returned to the House of Commons by the borough of Mary- lebone at the general election of Feb., 1874, and he continued to re- present that constituency tiU 1880. FORTESCUE (Eakl), The Right Hon. Hugh Fortescue, the eldest son of the lat^ Earl (who was Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland in 1839- 41), born April 4, 1818, and educated at Harrow ; entered Parliament in 1841, whilst Viscount Ebrington, as member for Plymouth, which he represented in the Liberal interest until 1852, when he unsuccessfully contested Barnstaple. In Dec, 1854, he was elected for Maryle- bone, for which he resigned his seat, and was called to the Upper House in his father's barony of Fortescue, Dec. 5, 1859, and succeeded as third earl, Sept. 14, 1861. His lordship was a Lord of the Treasury from 1846 to 1817, and Secretary of the Poor-Law Board from 18^17 to 1851, being at the same time an active member, and latterly chairman, of several successive metropolitan commissions of sewers. In May, 1856, while visiting a military hos- pital with a view to the motion which he carried afterwards in 1858, in favour of sanitary reform in the army, he caught the ophthalmia, which deprived him of one eye, per- manently impaired the other, and so much injured his health as to compel him to retire from the House of Commons. His lordship is the author of pamphlets upon "The Health of Towns," 1841 ; " Official Salaries," 1852 ; " Representative Self-Govemment for the Metropo- lis," 1854; "Parliamentary Re- form," 1859 : and a work on " Public Schools for the Middle Classes," 1864. He married, March 11, 1847, the eldest daughter of the late Right