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Lee.William Lee, J.P., Martindale, 1, Fox Road, West Bridgford, Notts ; son of Richard Lee, of Nottingham; born at Mansfield, 1841; educated privately, Was apprenticed to engineering in Mansfield and came to Nottingham in 1868; commenced business in 1871, chiefly as an engineer's tool maker, the firm for many years being Lee and Hunt; upon his partner's retirement he took into partnership his son, John Richard Lee; was a member of Nottingham Town Council for eleven years, and was made a Justice of the Peace in 1891; Liberal in politics; President of the Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Band of Hope Union; deacon of Queen's Walk Congregational Church; has passed the chair of the Nottinghamshire Congregational Union, and is Chairman elect for next year. Married, first, in 1866, Priscilla Ann, first daughter of John Baggaley, of Nottingham, and second, Agnes, daughter of Thomas Walker, of Nottingham; had issue, by first wife, five sons and three daughters.

Lisser.Charles Lisser, 7, The Ropewalk, Nottingham born at Hamburg, September 14th, 1839. Vice-Consul of the German Empire; merchant; came to England in 1857, and in 1858 entered the then firm of Liepmann, Kohn and Company, now L. Liepmann and Company, Ltd., with whom he is still holding the position of Director and Managing Director.

Marris.Tom Marris, Clinton House, Worksop; son of the late Thomas Marris; born at Clinton House, Worksop, September 11th, 1845; educated at a private school at Worksop. Proprietor of the wine and spirit business founded by his father, and of the ironmongery business founded by his grandfather; also of the Potter Street Foundry by purchase; was for some years a Director of George Butler and Company, of Sheffield; Chairman of the Worksop Gas Company for the last thirty years; Director of Worksop Water Company since its foundation; Commissioner for Income Tax; supporter of all local Conservative institutions. Married Charlotte, daughter of the late Francis Hodson, of Worksop, and has issue four sons and one daughter. Clubs: Worksop Club, and Junior Conservative, London.

Mason.Thomas Mason, Enderleigh, Alexandra Park, Nottingham; son of the late Thomas Mason, of Leek, Staffordshire; born at Leek, Staffordshire, December 3rd, 1843; educated locally. Head of the firm of Newball and Mason, manufacturing chemists; a prominent Freemason; Past Master of the Newstead Lodge, No. 47; a Conservative in politics. Married, in 1872, B. Jane Newball, daughter of the late T. A. Newball, of Nottingham. Clubs: Constitutional, and Borough.

Massey.Edward Massey, Oakfield, Cyprus Road, Mapperley, The Park, Nottingham; son of Edward Massey, partner in T. Adams and Company, lace manufacturers, Nottingham; educated under Mr. Clough, East Bridgford, and as a private pupil of the Rev. Mr. Butler, High School, Nottingham. Member of the firm of Goddard, Massey and Warner, Ltd., engineers, of Nottingham, contractors for bridges, girders, etc., to the Government and numerous corporations and governing bodies.

Morris.John Morris, Fernleigh, Regent Street, New Basford, Nottingham; son of the late Hodgkinson Morris, of Tollerton, Notts; born at Tollerton, January 27th, 1863; educated privately. Member of the firm of Morris, Wilkinson and Company, of the Victoria Works, Basford, who employ upwards of 400 hands in the manufacture of art wicker-work; occasionally hunts with Earl Harrington's hounds. Married Annie, eldest daughter of the late Andrew Young, of Nottingham, and has issue one son and two daughters. Club: Constitutional.

Oates.William Miller Oates, J.P., The Lawn, Sutton-in-Ashfield, Notts; son of William Oates; born at Sutton-in-Ashfield in 1842; educated at Mansfield Grammar School and Stonegrove, Sheffield. Farmer and land agent; Chairman of Mansfield Board of Guardians for the last twelve years; County Alderman since the first election of Notts County Council; Justice of the Peace for the county for over eight years.

Page.—Councillor Alfred Page, J.P., Newcastle Drive, The Park, Nottingham; son of the late Jonathan Page; born at Nottingham, 1835; educated at Goodacres School, Standard Hill. After leaving school joined his father, whose family have for several generations been extensively engaged in Nottingham in the haberdasher}- business; became partner in 1860 and is now senior, having with him his two sons, Alfred and William; was one of the founders of the Robin Hood Rifles, one of its first officers, and remained in it for sixteen years; has also taken great interest in Freemasonry, being P.P.G.S.W. of the Province, and at present hon. treasurer of eight lodges and chapters; is also Great Chamberlain in Great Priory (K.T.) in London; was for many years solicited to enter Notts City Council, but declined to do so until 1900, when he was returned by a large majority for the Market Ward; Justice of the Peace for Nottingham; Acting President of the Nottingham Boat Club. Married, in 1864, Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas George, of Windsor; Director of the Borough and Constitutional Clubs, and on the Council of the Nottingham Chamber of Commerce: Trustee of Nottingham Savings Bank, etc.

Pare.Frederick William Pare, 12Forest Road, East Nottingham; son of John Pare, lace manufacturer: born at Nottingham in 1865; educated at Nottingham High School. Gained his first experience with J. W. Adcock, of Nottingham; subsequently joined his father and became partner in 1891, taking over the general management. Married Florence May, daughter of George Hodson, C.E., of Loughborough.

Parnham.—Thomas Parnham, J.P., The Limes, Newark; son of the late John Parnham; born at Whatton, Nottinghamshire, March 8th, 1829; educated at the late Mr. Collins' Academy. Became a partner with his father as miller and corn merchant in the year 1851; a Trustee of St. Leonards Charity; member of the Board of Management, Newark Hospital; a Borough Magistrate.

Phelps.Arthur Phelps, Normanhurst, Scarrington, Notts; born at Nottingham, June 10th, 1843; educated at Nottingham. Head of the firm of Arthur Phelps and Wightman, lace manufacturers, Nottingham; member of the Council of the Nottingham Chamber of Commerce; has travelled in America, Canada and on the Continent; a Freemason. Is married, and has two sons and two daughters; one son, Harold, Corporal in South Notts Imperial Yeomanry; went out to South Africa, February, 1901, and is now serving under General French in Cape Colony. Club: Borough.

Potter.Tom Potter, J.P., Daybrook House, near Nottingham; son of the late Thomas Potter (died 1880), of Swansea House, Trowell, Nottinghamshire; born at Trowell, Notts, in 1856; educated at Loughborough Grammar School. Managing Director of the Digby Colliery Company, Ltd., Kimberley and Gedling, Notts, and a Director of the Manners Colliery Company, Ltd., Ilkeston; County Councillor for Radcliff-on-Trent Division, 1889-98; Justice of the Peace for Notts. Married, in 1881, Annie Margaret, only daughter of Sir W. A. Blain; takes an interest in agriculture; fond of cricket and hunting.

Price.George William Price, Woodville (Private Road) Sherwood, Nottingham; son of the late George Price; born at Newark, 1864; educated in Nottingham and at the Collegiate Grammar School, Southwell, Notts. Lace manufacturer; Director of Joseph Truman and Company, Ltd.; joined Mr. Truman as traveller in 1885, made a partner in 1892 and a Director on the formation of the company in 1896; attends principally to the outside business and travelling department of the company.

Quibell.Thomas Oliver Quibell, J.P., The Grove, Balderton, Newark; son of William and Ann Quibell; born at Barnby in 1843; educated at private school. Agricultural merchant and manufacturer; senior Director of Quibell Brothers, Ltd., of Newark, with branches in Australia, South Africa, and South America; was for several years a Commissioner of the Minor and Church Charities; Justice of the Peace for the Borough of Newark. Married, in 1873, Sarah Alice, second daughter of Matthew Hall, of Granby, Notts, and has issue one son, Ernest Hall, and two daughters, Alice Leavers Maude and Kathleen Mary.

Radford.Frederick Herbert Radford, Spencer House, Nuttall, Notts; son of F. R. Radford, J.P., Mayor of Nottingham; born at Beeston, Notts, November 21st, 1872; educated at Grosvenor School, Nottingham. Senior partner in the firm of Thomas Oliver and Son, lace manufacturers, Kaye's Walk, Nottingham; member of the Nottingham Magdala Tennis Club, Notts County Cricket Club, Notts Forest Football Club, and of the Borough Club; formerly member of the Thames Rowing Club. Married Cissie, daughter of W. Dawson, of Nottingham, Managing Director, Wollaton Colliery.

Rushworth.John Rushworth, Beaconsfield House, West Bridgford, Notts; son of Joseph Rushworth, of Nottingham; born at Mansfield Road, Nottingham, January 6th, 1827. Commenced business as builder, in 1849, and in 1871 built the Bath Street Schools, the first board schools erected in Nottingham; Mr. Rushworth was a pioneer in opening up the now populous district of West Bridgford; he bought and built on the first plots sold for building purposes; in 1888 induced the Nottingham Corporation to undertake the water supply; one of the first members of the West Bridgford Local Board; member of the District Council.

Smith.Isaac Smith, J.P., Hickling Lodge, Notts; son of the late Sydney Smith, the inventor of the steam gauge; born at Nottingham, in 1839; educated at Willoughby House Academy, Nottingham. Mechanical engineer; member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and Society of Arts, London. Mr. Smith has, in the pursuit of his business, invented and patented several useful and valuable devices; he has supplied sound signalling apparatus to H.M. war ships "Jupiter," and "Arrogant," also vessels of the German and Russian navies, and a special signal to the Czar of Russia's steam yacht "Standart"; he is also the inventor of a water meter, which he was invited to explain at the annual meeting of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, in 1900. In 1874, he was elected member of the Local Board; became a member of the Board of Guardians in 1876; elected a representative of Sherwood Ward on the Town Council in 1877 ; has served all church offices open to laymen in connection with the Wesleyan body, and has represented, by election, the Nottingham and Derby district at the Wesleyan Conference; been a member of the Synod for fourteen years ; Justice of the Peace for the city of Nottingham. Married the third daughter of the late Matthew Wynn, of The Park, Sunderland.

Smith.Sydney Smith, J.P., Holme House, Carlton, Worksop; fifth son of William Smith, of Barnes Hall, Sheffield; born at Cliff House, near Sheffield, August 21st, 1838; educated at Bramham College, near York. Justice of the Peace for Nottinghamshire; twenty-seven years member of the Board of Guardians for Worksop.

Smith.—Alderman Thomas Smith, Barnby Villa, Newark; second son of the late Thomas Smith; born at Newark, August 27th, 1845; educated privately. Timber merchant and contractor; head of the firm of T. Smith and Sons; joined the Yeomanry, Sherwood Rangers, in 1863, as a trooper, and rose through every grade to Quartermaster; appointed 1886; was for many years the crack shot in the Newark Troop, which held the cup for the best troop shooting; retired from the Yeomanry in 1897 after thirty-four years' service; entered the Town Council in 1879 as a representative of the South Ward; held the seat for nine years, and was then returned for the East Ward; elected Alderman in June, 1899. Married the second daughter of George Cooper, of Upton, near Newark, and has issue six sons and three daughters.