Page:Men of the Time, eleventh edition.djvu/894

From Wikisource
Jump to navigation Jump to search
This page needs to be proofread.



Robert Peel, born in 1799, was edu- cated at St. John's College, Cam- bridge, where he graduated B.A. in 1821, and M.A. in 1824. He was called to the bar at the Middle Temple in the latter year, and went the Northern circuit. After filling the post of Advocate-General at Calcutta, he was raised to the bench as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court there in 1842, when he received the honour of knight- hood, and retired in 1855, in which year he was Vice-President of the Legislative Council at Madras. In 1857 he was nominated one of the directors of the late East India Company; and in 1866 elected Treasurer of the Middle Temple. In Oct., 1871, he was appointed one of the paid members of the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council. He is the author of a ** Life of Sir Robert Peel."

PEEL, The Eight Hon. Sib EoBEBT, Bart., G.C.B., eldest son of the late Sir Robert Peel, second bart., born May 4, 1822, was edu- cated at Harrow and at Christ Church, Oxford, and entered the diplomatic service. He was Attache to the British embassy at Madrid from June, 184^1., till May, 1846, when he was appointed Secretary to the British Legation in Switzer- land ; became Charge d* Affaires in Nov., 1846, and retired in Dec, 1850. Ho was a Lord of the Admi- ralty from Feb., 1855, till May, 1857, and was Chief Secretary for Ireland from July, 1861, till Dec, 1865. He acted as Secretary to the Special Mission to Bussia, at the coronation of Alexander II., in 1865. Sir K. Peel was returned one of the members, in the Liberal interest, for Tamworth, soon after the death of his father, whom he succeeded in the baronetcy, July 2, 1850, and retained the seat till March, 1880. He was sworn a Privy Councillor, and made a G.C.B., Jan. 5, 1866. He took a prominent part in the debates of the House of Commons, especially on

Irish questions, and subjects affecting the foreign policy of the country. Sir Robert Peel married a daughter of the Marquis of Tweeddale, and sister of the Duchess of .Wellington.

PELHAM, The Bight Ebv. and Hon. John Thomas, D.D., Bishop of Norwich, brother of the third Earl of Chichester, born June 21, 1811, was educated at Westminster and Christ Church, Oxford, became Rector of Burgh Apton, afterwards Incumbent of Christ Church, Hamp- stead, and in 1855 Bector of Mary- lebone. Having held that living for two years, he was selected to fill the place of Dr. Hinds, who resigned the bishopric of Norwich in 1857.

PELLY, Majob-Oenebal Sib Lewis, K.C.B., K.C.S.I., son of the late John Hinde Pelly, Esq., of Hyde House, Gloucestershire, was bom in 1825. He has had a long and distinguished career, especially in India. He served as Assistant- Resident at the Court of the Gui- cowar, prosecuted the BIhutput inquiries before the Commission imder Sir James Outram in 1851 j was in the Civil Service of Sinde from 1852 to 1855, and was personal assistant to the Commissioner in 1856. He was Aide-de-Camp to General John Jacob, who com- manded the cavalry in the Persian Expedition in 1857. He served as political secretary to Sir James Outram during the same Expedi- tion. He was Major of Brigade of the Sinde Frontier Force in 1858, Secretary of Legation at the Court of Persia in 1859, and Charge d* Affaires at the same Court in 1860. He served on a special mis- sion through Persia, Herat, Afghan- istan, and Beloochistan, in 1860 and 1861 ; was on special duty at Cal- cutta with Lord Canning in 1861 ; went on a mission to the Comoro Islands in 1861 ; became Political Agent at Zanzibar in 1861 and 1862, and Political Besident in the Per- sian Gulf in 1862; and was em-