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1856 to 1859 he was a Commissioner for consolidating the Public General Statutes of Canada and Upper Canada. He entered political life in 1858> as representative of South Ontario; was Provincial Secretary in the same year; Postmaster- General in 1863-64 ; and from Nov., 1864, until Oct., 1872, was Vice- Chancellor of Upper Canada. He left the Bench at the latter period to form a new administration in Ontario, and became Premier and Attorney-General for the Province, and representative of North Oxford in the Legislature, positions he still holds. He is the author of many important legislative measures in the Provinci^ Parliament, among which IB the Judicature Bill, an Act passed for the ftision of Law and Equity in the Courts of Ontario. He is a Liberal in politics.

MOWBRAY, The Right Hon. Sib John Robbbt, Bart., M.P., of Warennes Wood, Berkshire, is the only son of the late Mr. Robert S. Cornish, of Exeter, by his marriage with Marianne, daughter of Mr. John Powning, of Hill's Court, near Exeter. He was born at Exeter in 1815; was educated at Westminster and Christ Church, Oxford, where he graduated B.A. and M.A., and received the honorary degree of D.C.L. at Oxford, Nov. 30, 1869 ; was called to the bar at the Inner Temple, and went the Western cir- cuit. He was elected, in 1863, one of the members, in the Conservative interest, for the city of Durham, which he continued to represent until 1868, when he was returned for the University of Oxford. He was appointed Judge-Advocate Ge- neral in Lord Derby's second ad- ministration in 1858, when he was sworn a Privy Councillor, and again in Lord Derby's third administra- tion in July, 1866. He was Second Church Estates Commissioner from Aug., 1866, to Dec, 1868. He is an honorary Fellow of Hertford Col- lege, Oxford; and in 1877 he was elected an honorary Fellow of Christ

Church. He married, in 1847, Eli- zabeth Gray, only child of George Isaac Mowbray, Esq., of Bishop- wearmouth, co. Durhioin, and Mor- timer, Berks, on which occasion he assumed the name of Mowbray in lieu of his patronymic. He was created a baronet in April, 1880.

MOZLEY, Thb Rbv. Thomas, M.A., brother of the late Bev. James Bowling Mozley, D.D., born in Lin- colnshiriB, in 1806, was educated at the Charterhouse and Oriel College, Oxford, where he graduated B.A. in 1828 ; was elected, in 1829, to a Fellowship at Oriel College, which he held till his appointment, in 1836, to the rectory of Cholderton, Wilts. From 1838 till 1842 he wrote for the British Critic, and in 1843 became a contributor of leading articles to the Times, and is under- stood to be still a member of the staff. In 1848 he resigned his living to reside in London, and some years after, removed to Finchampstead, Berks. In 1868 he was presented by Oriel College to the rectory of Plymtree, Devon, where he now resides. From the opening of the (Ecumenical Council of the Vatican, in 1869, to its third public session at Easter, 1870, he wrote the letters in the Times "ft^m our Special Correspondent " at Rome. His "Re- miniscences, chiefly of Oriel College and the Oxford Movement," ap- peared in 2 vols., 1882.

MUELLER (Babon) Sib Febdi- NAND VON, K.C.M.G., M.D., Ph.D., F.R.S., son of the late Frederick Mueller, of Rostock, Germany, by Louisa, daughter of George Mertens, of Aschergleben, was born at Ros- tock, 1825, was educated, after the early death of his parents, in Schles- wig, studied also in Kiel, examined extensively the vegetation of Schles- wig and Holstein from 1840 to 1847, when, on account of hereditary in- clination to phthisis, he emigrated to Australia. He travelled tlm)ugh the extensive territory of South Australia mainly for researches on plants from 1818 till 1852, at his