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Carver.Frederick Carver, J.P., 29, Lenton Road, The Park, Nottingham; son of John Carver, of Sneinton; born at Sneinton in 1836; educated at Nottingham Grammar School. Became connected with the lace trade about half a century ago, and in 1857 was appointed a Manager of Thomas Adams and Company, which was then known as Adams, Page and Cullen; is now Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Company; has for many years taken an active interest in Chamber of Commerce work, chiefly in connection with matters concerning commercial treaties, tariffs, etc.; has travelled very extensively in connection with commercial enterprises; was appointed on the Royal Commission for the Paris Exhibition of 1900; represented the English Government recently at the Congress in Brussels of the representatives of different governments in reference to the management of prisons and penitentiaries; Justice of the Peace for Nottingham for many years. Married, in 1861, Annie daughter of William Kirk, and has issue two daughters, Gertrude Mary and Annie Florence.

Clarke.John Clarke, 29, Rookwood Road, Nottingham; son of the late William Clarke; born at Nottingham, January 9th, 1831; educated at Nottingham. Head of the firm of Clarke and Company, hosiery manufacturers, of Barker Gate, Nottingham, Factory Arnold; has three sons in the business. In earlier life an enthusiastic volunteer, and served nearly sixteen years as Colour-Sergeant in the Robin Hood Rifles. Married Annie, daughter of the late William Gregory, of Bishop Meadow, Loughborough, and has issued five sons and four daughters.

Coggan.Charles Coggan, Lyndhurst, Alexandra Park, Mapperley, Nottingham, and 36, Burlington Road, Bayswater, London; son of George Coggan; born at Nottingham, October 1st, 1850; educated at Nottingham Grammar School. Hosiery manufacturer, of Nottingham and Calverton, Notts; Chairman of Directors of E. Buser and Company, of Gutter Lane, London; Vice-President of Nottingham Rowing Club, in the affairs of which he has taken an active part for about thirty years; member of Notts Forest Football Club, and one of its first members; member of Notts County Cricket Club; member of Nottingham and County Liberal Club; member of Calverton Parish Council; a Freemason of some years standing; member of the Annesley Lodge, 1435, and St. Albans Mark, No. 47; takes a strong interest in all outdoor sports. Married Margaret, daughter of Alexander Ogilvie, M.D., of Shepherd's Bush, London.

Cowen.George Roberts Cowen, 9, The Ropewalk, Nottingham; son of the late Robert Cowen, of Sheffield, who came to Nottingham in 1818, and founded the Beck Engineering and Ironfoundry Works in Brook Street, in 1822; born at Sheffield, September 18th, 1817; educated at the Nottingham Grammar School. Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers since 1870; joined his father in partnership in 1844, and remained in the firm till 1883, when he retired, the present proprietors being his two sons, Mr. Edward Samuel, and Mr. George Cowen; elected a member of Nottingham Town Council in 1859, for Byron Ward, for Market Ward in 1883, and in 1886 for Manvers Ward; served many years on the Nottingham Board of Guardians, and on the Committee of the Women's Hospital. Was one of the originators of the Skegness railway, and also one of the directors for eighteen years, the line being sold in January, 1896, to the Great Northern Railway Company; Director of the Nottingham General Cemetery Company.

Creassey.John Bowman Creassey, 12, Hope Drive, The Park, Nottingham: eldest son of the late George Nutt Creassey, of Enderleigh, Alexandra Park, Nottingham; born at Nottingham, June 12th, 1866; educated at Grosvenor School, Nottingham, Old Trafford High School, Manchester, and the High School, Cimiez, Nice. Yarn merchant, member of the firm of Marsh and Creassey; is a keen follower of athletic sports, and is a member of Notts County Cricket Club, Notts County Football Club. Nottingham Rowing Club, Nottingham Golf Club, and of the Nottingham Constitutional Club.

Davis.John McNaught Davis, Willowmere, Farndon, Newark; son of the late John McNaught Davis, of Edinburgh; born in London, June 15th, 1847; educated at Marlborough Grammar School. Member of the firm of Robertson, Sanderson and Company, distillers and merchants, Leith, for the past thirty years; now landed proprietor at Farndon; was for many years a member of Newark Town Council; Senior Sergeant in the Sherwood Rangers, a member of the corps since 1879. Married, in 1879, Elizabeth Fortune, daughter of Samuel Taylor, wine merchant, of Newark, and at one time Councillor of the Borough; has issue nine sons and seven daughters; three of the sons in the Sherwood Rangers and three in the army, one at present serving with the Imperial Yeomanry in South Africa. Takes great interest in Masonic and other charities.

Dawson.William Dawson, Ingleside, Magdala Road, Nottingham; only son of the late William Dawson; born at Nottingham, September 17th, 1847; educated at University School, Nottingham. Managing Director of the Wollaton Collieries; connected with the brass and iron industries in early part of life; became Manager of Wollaton Collieries in 1873, and made Managing Director in 1889. Married, in 1872, Annabella Robertson, second daughter of the late Thomas Walker, of Glasgow, and has issue one son and one daughter.

Deaville.Benjamin Deaville, Carlton House, Sherwood Rise, Nottingham; son of the late Joseph Deaville, of Ellaston; born at Ellaston, Staffordshire, July 25th, 1861; educated at Monmouth Grammar School. Partner in the firm of Newball Mason, manufacturing chemists; fond of shooting and all sports. Married Annie Louisa, daughter of William Hemsley, of Nottingham, and has issue one daughter. Clubs: Borough, and Unionist.

Dobson.—Charles Frederick Dobson, Cavendish Crescent, the Park, Nottingham; son of the late W. E. Dobson, J.P.; born at Nottingham, September 9th, 1862; educated at Stoneyhurst College, Lancashire. Director of W. E. and T. Dobson, Ltd., lace manufacturers, Nottingham; Member of Notts County Cricket Club and of Notts Forest Football Club, and has played for the county; is an old International, having played for England in 1884; member of the County Tennis and Golf Clubs; Conservative in politics. Married Ada, daughter of the late Matthew Parsons Houghton, of Coventry. Clubs: Constitutional and Borough.

Donne.Ernest Frank Donne, 10, Oakdale Road, Streatham; son of William Donne, of London; born in Surrey, July 28th, 1860; educated at Dulwich College and Paris. Managing Director of the Midland Lace Company, Ltd., Nottingham; formerly with Messrs. Copestake, Crampton and Company, of London; member of the Council of the Nottingham Chamber of Commerce. Married Emily Alice, daughter of H. S. Way, of Cheapside, London, and has issue two sons and two daughters. Club: Borough.

Doubleday.Frank James Doubleday, Broughton House, 405, Mansfield Road, Sherwood, Nottingham; son of the late Francis Adams Doubleday; born at Nottingham, October 12th, 1864; educated at the High School, Nottingham. Lace manufacturer; sole proprietor of the firm of Doubleday and Son; Chairman of Directors of Ernest Newell and Company, Ltd., Stockwith-on-Trent, engineers, etc.

Ellis.Francis Newman Ellis, J.P., 5, Cavendish Crescent, North, The Park, Nottingham; son of the late William Henry Ellis, D.L., J.P., of Anstey Grange, near Leicester; grandson of the late John Ellis, M.P. for Leicester; born at Leicester, November, 1855; educated at a private school at Weston-super-Mare; Director of Hucknall Torkard Colliery Company, Ltd., and Managing Director of Sherwood Colliery Company, Ltd. (Mansfield); Chairman of Hucknall Torkard School Board for eighteen years up to April, 1901; member of Notts County Council; Justice of the Peace for Nottinghamshire. Married, June, 1881, Katharine Anne, daughter of John Taylor, solicitor, of Darley Dale.

Farr.John Thomas Farr, Home Villa, Daybrook, Notts; son of John Harrison Farr, of Boston; born at Boston, September 29th, 1860; educated at Peterborough. Managing Director, Home Brewery Company, Daybrook; member of Notts County Council and Arnold Urban District Council; Freemason; Provincial Grand Sword Bearer for Nottinghamshire; Past Master, Southwell Lodge, 1405; P.Z. Annesley Chapter, 1535. Married Florence, youngest daughter of James Acton, Goodwood House, Arnold, who died, 1900, leaving issue two sons and three daughters.

Fox.William Francis Fox, J.P., East Bridgford Hall, Notts; son of the late Charles Fox, of Wellington, Somerset; born at Wellington, Somerset, March 11th, 1837; educated at a private school at Southampton. Senior partner of the firm of Gifford, Fox and Company, of Nottingham and Chard, Somerset, lace manufacturers; Justice of the Peace for the city of Nottingham; has taken a great interest in various philanthropic and educational matters in the city; was President of the Chamber of Commerce in 1887. Married, in 1862, Charlotte Parker, daughter of the late Charles Kingston, M.D., of Plymouth, and has four daughters living.

Froggatt.Thomas Flamson Froggatt, Lenton Poplars, Lenton, Nottingham; son of the late Samuel Froggatt; born at Lenton, 1864; educated privately, and in Germany. First embarked in the lace trade, and subsequently joined his father in the cotton doubling industry, the concern being absorbed by the Fine Cotton Spinners Combine; he retired from business in 1900, and devotes his leisure chiefly to shooting, cycling, and amateur gardening. Married, in 1894, Catherine, eldest daughter of Robert Mackey, of Valencia, co. Kerry.