Legal (continued)

Dickins.Arthur William Dickins, Sunnyside, Sherwood, Nottingham; son of the late John Dickins, of Nottingham; born at Nottingham, July 28th, 1852; educated at Holy Trinity Schools, Nottingham, and privately. Articled to Henry Edward Hunt, and admitted solicitor, 1882; joined Mr. Hunt in partnership, and on the latter's death, in 1900, became the sole partner in the firm of Hunt and Dickins; is Acting Under Sheriff for the county of Notts; a commissioner for oaths; member of the Nottingham Incorporated Law Society, and of the Incorporated Law Society of the United Kingdom. Has been churchwarden of St. John's Church, Carrington, for eleven years. Married, in 1883, Amy Rosina, only daughter of the late George Light, of Brixton.

Dowson.Benjamin Dowson, Felixstowe, The Park, Nottingham, and Overbank, Upper Broughton, Melton Mowbray; son of Septimus Dowson, of Geldeston, in the county of Norfolk: born at Geldeston, September 11th, 1836; educated at Hove House School, Brighton, and London University School, Gower Street, London. Articled to Richard Enfield, and admitted, 1860; became a partner in the firm of W. and R. Enfield, 1861, but in 1874, on the dissolution of the firm, commenced to practise alone, shortly afterwards taking into partnership John Kentish Wright, of Manchester, the name of the firm being, as now, Dowson and Wright; was a member of the Nottingham School Board for many years, and of the Town Council for a short period; has taken part in the purchase and establishment of the Women's Hospital, and is a past President of the Nottingham Incorporated Law Society.

Enfield.Richard Enfield, Bramcote, Nottinghamshire; son of Henrv Enfield, late Town Clerk of Nottingham; born at Nottingham, April 5th, 1817; educated at King's College School, London, and University College, London. Solicitor; articled to his father, and admitted, 1841; has practised in Nottingham since 1841; partner in Enfield and Son, a firm established before the beginning of the last century as Coldham and Enfield (to whom the poet Henry Kirke White was articled). Mr. Enfield has for many years taken an active part in the management of many of the charitable and educational institutions of the city, especially in the introduction and carrying out of the Cambridge Scheme of University Extension Lectures, and in the establishment as a municipal institution of the University College, which was the result of their success.

Elborne.Edward Newcome Elborne, J.P., Bolsover Gardens, Sherwood Rise, Nottingham; eldest child of Edward Pickhaver Elborne; born at Barkestone, Leicestershire, June 14th, 1855; educated at Grantham Grammar School. Articled to Hugh Browne, of Nottingham; admitted solicitor, June, 1877; has represented Robin Hood and St. Ann's Wards in Nottingham Council since November, 1887, and St. Ann's Ward on the Board of Guardians since April, 1898; Mayor-elect for 1901-02; Justice of the Peace for the city, August, 1901. Conservative; Ruling Councillor of the Duchess of Portland Habitation of the Primrose League; a churchman, and sidesman for twenty past years at St. Andrew's Church; a Freemason; member of the De Vere Lodge, No. 1794; has filled every office, and finally the W.M.'s chair, in 1888; filled the office of Z. in Commercial Chapter in 1891; appointed an officer in the Provincial Grand Lodge of Nottinghamshire, in 1893; a member of the Oddfellows, Ancient Druids and National Deposit Societies; a cricketer and golf player, and shoots. Married, August 17th, 1882, Alice Mary, eldest child of the Rev. Thomas Mitchell, Vicar of Long Clawson, Leicestershire, and has issue two sons and three daughters.

Facon.William Herbert Facon, Clarendon House, Forest Road, Nottingham; son of William Facon; born at Nottingham, October 31st, 1863; educated privately and at Tarvin, near Chester. Articled to Jesse Hind and admitted a solicitor in 1886; commenced to practise in 1900; acted as Hon. Clerk to the Burton Joyce Parish Council for three years. Married, in 1888, Ellen, fourth daughter of William Storer, of Nottingham.

Foottit.Frederick Bramley Foottit, 25, Market Place, Newark-on-Trent; eldest son of the late Christopher Carter Foottit; born at Newark-on-Trent, November 27th, 1860; educated at Southwell Grammar School, and the Newark Magnus Grammar School. Admitted a solicitor in 1883, practising with his father until 1889; succeeded to the practice on his father's death; commissioner for oaths; elected Coroner for the Borough of Newark in 1888, and County Coroner in 1898. Secretary of the Newark Gas Company, and Clerk and Receiver to the Newark Municipal (General) Charity Trustees. Identified with various athletic clubs in Newark, particularly the Newark Rowing Club and the Newark Football Club in its amateur days; stroked the winning crew (Newark Rowing Club) for the "Clinton Challenge Cup" in 1891, and has filled the office of President of the club; hunts with the Blankney Hounds; Liberal Unionist in politics, and a Freemason.

Fraser.Alderman Edward Henry Fraser, J.P., Wellington House, Derby Road, Nottingham; born at Nottingham, February 15th, 1851; educated privately; D.C.L. conferred by the Archbishop of Canterbury, 1898. Solicitor; is a Director of the Great Central Railway, the Wollaton Colliery Company, Ltd., and the Railway and General Engineering Company; Chairman of the Nottingham Permanent Benefit Building Society; Permanent Grand Master of the Albion Order of Oddfellows; member of the Nottingham City Council; first elected, November 1st, 1876; elected Alderman, November 9th, 1889; City Sheriff, 1884-85; thrice Mayor of the City, 1896-97, 1897-98, 1898-99; member of the Derwent Valley Water Board as one of the representatives of the city of Nottingham; Trustee of the Nottingham Municipal and other Charities; Clerk to the Governors of the Nottingham High School; unsuccessfully contested Nottingham (Eastern Division) for a seat in Parliament in 1900.

Green.John Alfred Henderson Green, Hartland, The Park, Nottingham; born at Nottingham, November nth, 1861; educated at Tudor House School, Nottingham. Solicitor; articled to Benjamin Dowson, and admitted, 1883; commenced to practise alone in 1884, and became a partner with Charles Herbert Williams, practising as Green and Williams, in 1885; member of Nottingham City Council since 1890; Sheriff of City, 1891-92; Chairman Parliamentary Committee, 1897-98; and of Estates Committee since 1898; Under-Sheriff of City since 1895; Hon. Secretary, Mechanics' Institute, 1886-96, and Vice-President since 1897; on Committee of Children's Hospital; Chairman, Junior Liberal Association; a member of the Council of the Incorporated Law Society for several years; President of the Law Students' Society, the Forest Amateur Cricket Club, Nottingham Debating Society; and a Lieutenant in the Robin Hood Rifles. Clubs: The Eighty, and Nottinghamshire County Club.

Hibbert.—George Hudson Hibbert, Beechenhurst, Mansfield, Notts; born at Chesterfield, Derbyshire, March 14th, 1842; educated at Mr. J. W. Bowker's private academy, Chesterfield. Solicitor; admitted in June, 1875. Was a Volunteer for twenty years, and has been a member of nearly all the public bodies and hospital and charity trusts in the town; took a leading part in the establishment of the Waterworks; was the founder of the Free Library; served twenty years on the governing body of the town; was Chairman of the old Improvement Commissioners (who governed the town under a private Act of Parliament) for the last two years of its existence; initiated the incorporation of the town, and elected first Mayor, and received the valuable chain of office, presented by the Duke of Portland, as Lord of the Manor; was an Alderman for some years; took an active part in the reconstruction of Brunt's Charity, which owns valuable property in Nottingham, and was the first and for five years the Chairman of the newly constituted Body of Trustees; is Registrar and High Bailiff of the County Court; Clerk to the Guardians and Assessment Committee; Superintendent Registrar of Births, Marriages and Deaths; Clerk to the Blackwell and Skegby Rural District Councils, Kirkby-in-Ashfield and Hucknall-under-Huthwaite Urban District Councils, and Hucknall-under-Huthwaite and Pleasley School Boards; commissioner for oaths; is a P.P.G. Warden of the Provincial Grand Lodge of Freemasons, Notts; and holds similar rank in the Provincial Grand Chapter of Notts.

Hodgkinson.Robert Hodgkinson, Northgate House, Newark-on-Trent; son of the late Grosvenor Hodgkinson, M.P. for Newark; born at Newark-on-Trent, May 5th, 1848; educated at Louth Grammar School. Solicitor; offices: 3, Middlegate, Newark; business now carried on in partnership with Henry Beevor, and Robert Frank Byron Hodgkinson (son); was formerly carried on by Mr. Hodgkinson's grandfather and father; Registrar of the County Court: Trustee of Ossington Coffee Tavern; Clerk and Receiver of St. Leonard's Hospital; Secretary of the Cattle Market Company; member of the Board of Management of Hospital; on the Nottingham Board of the Alliance Assurance Company. Married, February 2nd, 1875, Ellen Catharina, fourth daughter of Rev. John Byron, of North Killingholme, Lincolnshire, and has four children; member of the Reform Club, London.

Howard.George Muncaster Howard, Newcastle Drive, The Park, Nottingham; born at Preston, Lancashire, in 1857. Barrister-at-law; called to the Bar by the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple in 1893; appointed Clerk to the Nottingham Board of Guardians, 1881; is also Clerk to the city of Nottingham Assessment Committee, and Superintendent Registrar of Births, Deaths, and Marriages for the City.

Johnstone.  John Johnstone, 68, Mapperley Road, Nottingham; son of William Johnstone, of Lenton Bulward, Nottingham; born at Nottingham, December 26th, 1858; educated at Nottingham High School, where he obtained the Cooper's First Scholarship of £60 for three years; matriculated at London University, in 1876, being placed in the first division. Solicitor, firm of Johnstone and Williams; Vice-President of Nottingham Incorporated Law Society; last six years a member of the City Council, and three years preceding that, a member of the Nottingham School Board; Solicitor to the Nottingham Lace Manufacturers' Association; has always taken great interest in athletics, having been Captain of the Notts Rowing Club and Notts Golf Club.

Johnson.Sir Samuel G. Johnson, Flixton, Cavendish Crescent North, Nottingham; son of Samuel Johnson, of Bearsted, Kent: born October, 1831; educated at Maidstone Grammar School. Admitted a solicitor in 1854; practised at Faversham, Kent: Mayor of Faversham, 1859-61; elected an Alderman of the borough, 1862; appointed Town Clerk of Faversham, 1864, and Clerk of the Peace, 1866; appointed Town Clerk of Nottingham, July 25th, 1870, and Clerk of the Peace, 1882; knighted in recognition of his services in respect to municipal government, August nth, 1893; author of Arnold's "Treatise on the Law Relating to Municipal Corporations," 1875, and later editions. Married (third time) Emily Louisa, daughter of A. W. Stanfield, of Wakefield.

Jones.Samuel Jones, Oaklands, Retford, Notts; son of the late Samuel Jones, of Hampton Hall, Salop; born at Stanton-on-Hine-Heath, Salop, August 16th, 1831; educated at Shrewsbury. Articled to the late John Hawley Edwards, of Shrewsbury; commenced practice in Retford in 1856, in partnership with the late Town Clerk, Mr. Newton; was himself appointed Town Clerk in 1876; Registrar of the County Court; Clerk to the Urban District Council; Governor of King Edward VI's School, Retford; Clerk to the Borough Magistrates. Married, September 20th, 1860, Sarah Witton, third daughter of the above-named William Newton, and has two children, William Percival, articled with Messrs. Bell, Brodrick, and Gray, Ormonde House, Queen Victoria Street, London, now in partnership with his father, and Maud Mary.

Kirby.Arthur Forsell Kirby, Drayton Lodge, 437, Mansfield Road, Sherwood, Nottingham; son of the late Samuel Kirby, of Anstey Frith, Leicestershire, banker; born at Leicester, January 6th, 1851; educated privately. Solicitor; Secretary to the Nottingham Children's Hospital for many years; member of the Notts County Club, Notts County Cricket Club, Notts Amateur Cricket Club, Notts Hockey Club, and a member of the Committee of the local branch of the R.S.P.C.A.; a Freemason; member of the Notts Royal Sussex Lodge, 402. Formerly Captain (P.S. certificate) in the 1st Nottinghamshire Robin Hood Rifles, and commanded "K" Company at the Windsor Review in 1881. Has been a good all round athlete leader of Gymnastic classes at Brighton, and winner of swimming races and diving competitions at Brighton and Worthing, 1865-70; winner of several prizes in flat races and steeplechases, of first prize in an officers' rifle competition at Edinburgh in 18S0, between officers of the Robin Hood Rifles and officers 1st Queen's Edinburgh Rifle Volunteers, besides other prizes.

Larken.Francis Roger Larken, Cantilupe Chantry, Lincoln; son of the Rev. Edmund Robert Larken, Rector of Burton-by-Lincoln; born at Burton, July 12th, 1844: educated at Lincoln Grammar School and Lancing College. Admitted solicitor (Incorporated Law Society's Prizeman) Trinity, 1865; articled to Mr. Robert Toynbee, of Lincoln, with whom he practised in partnership for over thirty years; in 1889 took the late Mr. Newbald's practice at Newark; now in business at Lincoln as Toynbee, Larken and Co., and at Newark as Larken and Co.; Clerk to the County Committee of Lincolnshire; Clerk to the Justices for Wragby; Clerk to the Commissioners of Income and Land Tax for the city of Lincoln and divisions of Aslacoe, Lauress and Well; steward of several manors; Sheriff of Lincoln in 1882; held a commission in the Lincoln Rifle Volunteers in their early days; Trustee and Treasurer of the Lincoln School of Art. Married Eliza, daughter of the late John Uppleby, of Scarborough.

Leman.Herbert Mayo Leman, B.A., LL.B., 7, Pelham Crescent, The Park, Nottingham; son of Thomas Leman, of Nottingham, chartered accountant; born at Nottingham, August 30th, 1870; educated at the University School, Nottingham, and subsequently at the Merchant Taylors' School, Charterhouse Square, London, classical side; in 1889 obtained the Tercentenary Scholarship awarded by the Merchant Taylors' Company for proficiency in classical composition, and in the same year obtained a scholarship at Magdalene College, Cambridge, and became a foundation scholar of that college; in 1891, obtained at Cambridge Sir William Browne's gold medal for an original Latin Ode; in 1892 took a first class in the Classical Tripos of that year and graduated B.A.; the following year was placed at the top of the Second Class of Part II. of the Law Tripos, and took his LL.B. degree. Articled to M. Attwood, of Derby, solicitor; admitted a solicitor in April, 1897, and is now practising in Nottingham.

Marriott.—Richard Marriott, The Grange, Cropwell Butler, Notts; son of the late Richard Marriott, of Langar Hall; born at Langar Hall, April 27th, 1843; educated at Rossall College. Articled to R. H. Speed. Registrar of Notts County Court, and admitted 1866; has practised as solicitor in Notts for nearly a quarter of a century; landowner at Cropwell Butler and elsewhere.

Marris.Tom Marris, Jun., Clinton House, Worksop; son of Tom Marris; born at Worksop, September 7th, 1874; educated at Lancing College, Sussex. Articled with the firm of Messrs. Wake and Sons, solicitors, Sheffield; admitted solicitor in April, 1897; fond of country sports and an enthusiastic yachtsman; elected a member of the Royal Yorkshire Yacht Club in 1900; formerly served in the Clumber troop of the Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry. Clubs: Junior Conservative, and Worksop Club.

McCraith.James William McCraith, J.P., The Park, Nottingham; son of William McCraith, of Nottingham; born March 19th, 1853; educated at Grantham Grammar School. Solicitor; articled to S. Maples, and admitted 1874; President of the Law Society, 1894; is a Justice of the Peace, Vice-Consul for France, and Consul for Uruguay; Clerk to Income Tax Commissioners.

Miller.—Reginald Walter Miller, The Cottage, Old Lenton, Notts; son of William Walter Miller, of Uphill House, Parkside, Chairman of Miller Brothers, Ltd., plain net manufacturers, of Barnstaple and Nottingham; born at Nottingham, May 14th, 1860; educated at Rugby School. Articled with the late Mr. John Watson, of Watson, Wadsworth, and Ward, Nottingham; admitted a solicitor (honours), 1884; has been in practice since 1885 as a conveyancer. Recreations: riding, golf, lawn tennis, and music.

Marshall.Alderman George Marshall, J.P., Mount Vernon, East Retford; son of the late George Marshall, solicitor and treasurer of the Borough of Retford, etc.; born at East Retford, Notts, in the year 1837; educated at King Edward VI.'s School, East Retford, and Appleby Grammar School, Leicestershire. He was admitted a solicitor, in 1858; commissioner for oaths, and perpetual commissioner; solicitor to His Grace the Duke of Newcastle; firm: George and Charles Henry Marshall, and Reginald H. Bates; Steward of the Manors of Newark-upon-Trent, Worksop, and Tuxford, Notts; Justice of the Peace for the Borough of East Retford; Mayor of East Retford, 1869-70-71-72, in succession, and also (Diamond Jubilee Mayor) in 1897-98-99; Alderman of the Borough of East Retford; Chairman of East Retford Corporation Estates' Committee; President of the Tuxford Agricultural Society; Vice-President of Clumber Agricultural Society; Governor of the King Edward VI.'s School, Retford; Trustee of Retford Charities; Hon. Vestry Clerk of East Retford; President of the Retford Literary and Scientific Institution; Chairman of the South Ward Conservative Association; P.P.G. Registrar of Notts Province of Freemasons. Married first, in 1860, Betsy Kitton, daughter of the late Mr. W. Newton, Town Clerk, Retford, and secondly, in 1884, to Rosamond Anne Georgiana, daughter of the late Mr. Thomas Parry, M.D., of Westbourne Grove, London, and has issue one son and three daughters. Was presented in 1871 with a public recognition of his mayoral services, and at the Diamond Jubilee was presented by his friends with his full-length portrait by Mr. Edwin Ward, which he subsequently gave to the town of Retford, and it is now hung in the Town Hall, after exhibition in the Royal Academy. Mrs. Marshall (the Diamond Jubilee Mayoress) was at the same time presented with a splendid dressing bag by the Corporation, and with a diamond ring by the county and town, appreciative of her official services during the Jubilee year.

Marshall.Charles Henry Marshall, The Avenue, East Retford son of the late George Marshall, of Lound Hall, Retford, solicitor, practising at Retford; born at The Avenue, East Retford, August 29th, 1847; educated at the Grammar School, East Retford, under the Rev. Clayton. Articled to his father; admitted solicitor, Easter, 1871; entered into partnership with his father and brother immediately on his admission; firm: Marshall and Co.; commissioner for oaths; when a schoolboy he commenced drawing political cartoons, which were published for many years, the name of the artist being kept a profound secret; on October 30th, 1889, he joined the staff of Judy, doing the hunting and sporting drawings with jokes until December, 1895; on the birth of the Daily Graphic, he was appointed Artist Correspondent by the late Mr. Thomas, for Notts and the North of England; has also done work for The Graphic (weekly); amongst his drawings the full page pictures entitled, "The Spectre Artist," "The Maker of Ancestors," and "The Flight of Helen from Troy," were at the time much noticed by the Press; his work has also appeared in Punch; a great collector of art treasures, old oak furniture, armour, and other antiquities; he has also painted portraits and hunting scenes in oils, which have been exhibited at Nottingham Castle, Newark, Derby, Sheffield, and Scarborough. Married, May 29th, 1899, Miss Mary Ann Staniland. The present style of Mr. Marshall's firm is Marshalls and Bate.

Martin.John George Martin, Strathmore, 17, Magdala Road, Nottingham; son of the late John Martin, a well known Nottingham solicitor who was for many years Steward of the Manor of Bulwell, and clerk to the Strelley Charity; born at Nottingham, April 5th, 1857. Articled to his father; admitted solicitor, 1880, and joined his father in partnership in 1881; his brother subsequently joined the firm, which became Martin and Sons, but Mr. Martin, senior, died in 1889; commissioner for oaths; Solicitor and Clerk to the Strelley Charity; Clerk to the Bulwell Association for the Prosecution of Felons; Agent for the Sun Life and Fire Office. Under Sheriff for the County, 1901-02; a prominent Freemason; fond of sport, principally shooting.

Masser.John Thornton Masser, Ivy Bank, Mapperley Road, Nottingham, and The Oaks, Brighouse, Yorkshire; son of the late Thomas Masser, of Sawrey House, Bradford, Yorkshire; born at Bradford, June 24th, 1855; educated at Bradford High School, the Moravian Settlement at Fulneck, and Bramham College, Tadcaster. On his mother's side, Mr. Masser comes from one of the oldest families in the West Riding of Yorkshire, who were engaged in the cloth manufacture long before railways were thought of; devoted five years to commercial life, but in his twenty-second year decided to become a solicitor, and articled himself to Mr. Thomas Bradley Chambers, of Brighouse; senior partner in a well known Yorkshire firm of solicitors; after serving his articles, he spent some years with Messrs. Torr and Company, solicitors, of 38, Bedford Row, London; has carried on practice at Nottingham and Brighouse for some years; member of the Incorporated Law Society, and the Nottingham Law Society; one of the originators of the Nottinghamshire District Association of the Cyclists' Touring Club, and since its formation he has annually been elected by his colleagues as the Representative Councillor for the county. Outside Nottingham and Brighouse, Mr. Masser is perhaps more widely known as a musical composer, his anthems, and particularly a harvest cantata (of which Messrs. Novello have already published four editions) having been performed at churches and chapels alike, both in London and the provinces; he compiled and published a psalter and tune book about twelve years ago, both of which are in constant use at Addison Street Congregational Church, Nottingham, where he has acted as Hon. Organist and Choirmaster for about fifteen years. Married, July 11th, 1885, Jessie Margaret, the youngest daughter of the late Henry Legge, of Holly Park, Crouch Hill, Middlesex.