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Parr.George Parr, Cliff House, The Park, Nottingham; son of the late W. Fillingham Parr, of Cropwell Butler; educated at Rossall School. Articled to his late partner, Charles Butlin, whom he joined July 1st, 1870; now has as partner the son of Charles Butlin, the firm being Parr and Butlin; Under-Sheriff for the county, 1900. Married, in 1877, Alice Mary, elder daughter of Henry Hemsley, of Harlaxton Lodge, Grantham; is a keen sportsman and has devoted some of his leisure time to shooting and cricket.

Perry.John Thorpe Perry, Clumber Crescent South, The Park, Nottingham; son of John Maddock Perry, manufacturer, of Nottingham; born at Park Terrace, Nottingham, January 1st, 1860; educated privately, and at Nottingham High School. Articled to his uncle, Mr. Roby Liddington Thorpe, and admitted solicitor, March, 1881; is a commissioner for oaths and a perpetual commissioner; now sole partner in the firm of Thorpe and Perry. Joined the Volunteer force (1st Notts Robin Hood Rifle Volunteers) as a Lieutenant, in April, 1885, and is now Hon. Major.

Preston.Martin Inett Preston, M.A., 48, Ropewalk, Nottingham; eldest son of the late Martin Inett Preston, solicitor, of Nottingham; born at Nottingham, September 26th, 1855; educated at Nottingham High School; won gold medal and scholarship Nottingham High School, open Classical Scholarship, Queen's College, Oxford, 1874; B.A., 1878; M.A., 1881. Admitted solicitor, 1886; commissioner for oaths; Secretary to the Nottingham General Dispensary; life member of the British Association for the Advancement of Science; member of the Thoroton Society; on the Committee of Bromley House Library; bibliophile; hobbies: archaeology and natural science; recreations: cycling and travel. Married, in 1886, Arundel Bracher, eldest daughter of James Snook, merchant, of Nottingham; has two sons, Richard William Dades, born 1889, and Overton Inett, born 1894.

Rothera.Charles Lambert Rothera, Forest Grove, Nottingham; eldest son of George Bell Rothera, solicitor, and Emma Lambert; born at Nottingham, May 10th, 1850; educated at Rugby and University College, London; graduated B.A. of London University in 1871. Articled to Messrs. Clarke, Rothera, and Carter, solicitors, of Nottingham; admitted solicitor in January, 1875, and has since practised in Nottingham; elected a member of the Nottingham School Board in 1886, and Vice-Chairman in 1888, remaining a member till 1892; appointed, in April, 1891, by the Town Council, Coroner for the Borough, and shortly afterwards elected a member of the Council of the Coroner's Society; in early life acted as Hon. Secretary to the Notts Football Club, and has been closely identified with the Science and Art Department of the Mechanics Institute, the Nottingham Literary and Philosophical Society, and the Nottingham Naturalists' Society; also procured the establishment of an aviary in one of the public gardens, and acts as Hon. Curator for the Public Parks Committee, and for ten years held the position of Hon. Treasurer for a series of open air concerts which he initiated; deeply interested in the Temperance movement, and as Secretary and Solicitor to the Licensing Laws Information Bureau, has acquired a wide reputation as an authority on the intricacies and administration of the Licensing Laws; in Imperial and Municipal politics, has always allied himself with the Liberal and Progressive party.

Rothera.Frederick William Rothera, Manor House, Kegworth, Leicestershire; son of George Bell Rothera, solicitor, of Nottingham; born at Nottingham, December 11th, 1851; educated at Nottingham Grammar School. Solicitor, and Deputy City Coroner; served his articles with the firm of Clarke, Rothera and Carter; was admitted in 1873, and became partner with his father under the style of Rothera and Son in 1874; in 1881, gave up the practice of the law, and engaged in farming in Canada for four and a half years, returning to Nottingham in December, 1885, and again becoming a member of his old firm; in early years took an active and enthusiastic interest in athletic sports, and for a time acted as Hon. Secretary to the Notts Football Club, and the Park Archery Club; a staunch Liberal in politics, and in various capacities has taken part in many election contests, both in his native city, and in the Loughborough Division of Leicestershire, where he resides; he is a member of the Executive of the Council of the Loughborough Division Liberal Association, and President of the Kegworth Branch Association.

Simpson.John Alexander Simpson, Parade Chambers, Nottingham; son of Evan Simpson, late of Waterloo Crescent, Nottingham; born 1860. Solicitor; articled to Mr. W. Howland Jackson, of the firm of Jackson, Morse and Simpson, London; passed with honours final examination of the Incorporated Law Society, and commenced practice in Nottingham, 1888; has been for some years Hon. Secretary of the Samaritan Hospital for Women, Nottingham, and is Hon. Secretary of the Nottinghamshire Golf Club. Married Annie, eldest daughter of the late Mr. W. B. Elliott, Mapperley Road, Nottingham.

Speed.Robert Henry Speed, Cavendish Road East, The Park, and St. Peter's Gate, Nottingham; born 1823, his ancestors being landed proprietors in Lincolnshire and Rutland; educated at a private school in Nottingham. Admitted 1852, and has practised as a solicitor, also since 1871 as a notary public; is Registrar (appointed 1880) of the County Court, and District Registrar of the High Court at Nottingham; Clerk to the Governors of Carter's Charity at Wilford. Married Emma, daughter of Joseph Morris; descendants—three sons and two daughters; collaterals—one brother (dead) and three sisters, who married, respectively, Arnold Goodliffe, of Nottingham, merchant (dead), Edwin Patchitt, of Nottingham, solicitor (dead), and William Gammidge, now living at Gloucester, retired merchant. Club: Nottinghamshire.

Spencer.Charles James Spencer, 16, Hamilton Road, Sherwood Rise, Nottingham; son of the late Richard Birch Spencer, of Basford, Notts; born at Basford, near Nottingham, September 18th, 1848. Clerk to the Guardians of the Basford Union (containing forty-five parishes in Notts and Derbyshire); Superintendent Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages, and Returning Officer for the same area; Clerk to the School Attendance Committee (thirty parishes); Clerk to the Basford Rural District Council, containing thirty-five parishes; Clerk to the Codnor Rural District Council (administered by Basford); Clerk to the Arnold Urban District Council; Clerk to the Arnold Burial Board. Won 120 yards hurdle race at Manchester, in 1875, in the fastest time on record, viz.: 15¼ secs., and in July, 1875, finished a long list of successes in the athletic world during the previous five years by winning outright the Sheffield Football Club Challenge Cup (120 yards hurdle race) for the third year consecutively.

Spencer.John James Spencer, Hillside House, Derby Road, Nottingham; son of Thomas Spencer, of Nottingham; born at Ruddington, Nottinghamshire, December 15th, 1859; educated at the People's College, and for three years by private tutors. Admitted solicitor, 1889; commenced to practise at first in partnership, and remained so until December, 1897, when he commenced practice alone in Queen Street; Solicitor to the Nottingham Master Builders' Association; has been a member of the choir of St. Matthew's Church for thirty-four years; Vice-President and Hon. Treasurer of the Nottingham Proprietary Bowling Green; Freemason for the past ten years; now Worshipful Master of the De Vere Lodge, No. 1794, in the Notts Province. Married, in 1883, Mary, daughter of W. Watchorn, of Nottingham.

Thorpe.—Henry Roby Thorpe, 5, Lenton Avenue, The Park, Nottingham; born at Nottingham, 1835; educated at Standard Hill Academy, Nottingham, and at Narborough, Leicestershire. Solicitor; articled to the late Mr. W. Enfield, and admitted Michaelmas Term, 1858; commenced to practise with the late Mr. Roby Liddington Thorpe, as solicitors, in St. Peter's Gate, Nottingham, in May, 1859, under the firm of Thorpe and Thorpe; retired from the firm in April, 1888, on receiving the appointment of Official Receiver in Bankruptcy for the Nottingham District, and resigned this appointment in April, 1900.

Warren.John Crosby Warren, Arboretum Street, Nottingham; son of John Warren, of Lichfield, Surveyor of the General Post Office for North Scotland; born at Aberdeen, February 9th, 1852; educated at Aberdeen and Edinburgh Public Schools, and Edinburgh University (M.A. Honours in Classics, 1874). Solicitor (firm Warren and Allen); articled to Mr. Richard Enfield, Nottingham, 1874; admitted, 1877; President, Nottingham Incorporated Law Society, 1895; Director, Solicitors' Benevolent Association, U.K.; Hon. Secretary Midland Institution for the Blind; Hon. Treasurer, Thoroton Society (Archaeological Society for Nottingham and Notts); in athletics, member Edinburgh University Fifteen, Rugby Football, 1871-73; represented University in the Scottish Inter-University Athletic Meeting, 1873; Captain, Notts Golf Club, 1892-93-94.

White.—John Harrop White, Layton Burrow, Mansfield; son of Robert White; born at Mansfield in 1856; educated at Grove House School, Mansfield, and Old Trafford School, Manchester; matriculated in honours at London University; articled to Jesse Hind, solicitor, Nottingham; passed final examination in honours, in 1879. Commenced practice in Mansfield; member of Improvement Commissioners, 1882-91, and of Town Council, from incorporation of Borough, in 1891, to 1894, when he was elected Deputy Town Clerk, succeeding to position of Town Clerk, 1900; member of Notts County Council, 1888-95; Governor of Brunts' Technical School; member of Hospital Monthly Board. Prior to appointment as Deputy Town Clerk, took an active interest in politics, having been Liberal Agent and Secretary to Central Liberal Council of Mansfield Division; Freemason: P.M. and Secretary of Forest Lodge, P.Z.of Forest Chapter; Treasurer of the Horticultural Society ; Secretary of Mansfield Cricket Club Sports. Married Agnes Mary, second daughter of George Vallance.

Wilcockson.Bernard Wilcockson, 23, Sherwood Rise; son of the late William Henry Wilcockson, who was for over half a century Manager of the Nottingham and Notts Bank; born at Nottingham; educated at St. John's College, Hurstpierpoint, and Queen's College, Oxford; B.A., 1873. Articled to Enfield and Dowson, solicitors, Nottingham; admitted, 1879; commenced to practise in 1880. Married, in 1898, Christine, daughter of the late Captain Donald Munro, of Dingwall, Ross-shire; an enthusiastic amateur musician, and has worked hard for charitable purposes in connection therewith; one of the founders of the Nottingham Amateur Operatic Society, and has filled both the offices of Treasurer and Secretary; one of the founders of the Nottingham Amateur Orchestral Society, and Secretary of same the whole period of its existence, 1883-98; composer of many pieces.

Wing.—Henry Wing, 12, Park Terrace, Nottingham; son of the late William Wing, of Newark, who for many years was prominently associated with the legal work of the county of Nottingham; born at Newark, 1830; educated at Newark Grammar School, under Dr. Cooke. Articled to the late Edwin Patchitt, who was Clerk to the Nottinghamshire Magistrates and Registrar of the County Court; admitted, 1851, and a few years later became partner with Mr. Charles Augustus Welby, a leading solicitor at that time in Nottingham and remained in partnership till Mr. Welby's death in 1875; has continued to practise in Nottingham up to the present time, the firm now being Henry Wing and Son, his son William now being the acting partner; officiated for several years as Deputy Clerk of the Peace for Nottinghamshire; is solicitor to many county families; took an active part in the formation of the Nottingham Law Society, and was its President on three separate occasions, the Solicitors presenting him with a handsome address in recognition of the great services he had rendered in promoting the success of the Society, and in recognition of his services as Chairman of the meeting in Nottingham of the Incorporated Law Society; was for many years a member of the Council of the Incorporated Law Society, and a leading and active member of nearly all the committees; is a Justice of the Peace of Nottingham; has many times been invited to take part in the municipal government of the city, but has always declined such honours ; in his younger days was an ardent and accomplished oarsman, and a prominent member of the leading local rowing club.

Woodward.Parker Woodward, of Cavendish Road, The Park, Nottingham; son of the late Alderman J. G. Woodward; born June 8th, 1854, at Nottingham; educated at a private school in Brixton, Surrey. Solicitor; served his articles with the late W. A. Richards, of Nottingham, and Field Roscoe and Company, London; having passed his final examination with honours, was admitted to practise as a solicitor, in January, 1876; Clerk and Solicitor to the Urban District Council of Hucknall Torkard, where he has a branch office; head office is at York House, King Street, Nottingham, where he carries on a commercial law, conveyancing, and general practice as a solicitor; he is the author of a handbook to the Law of Industrial Designs, a subject to which he has given considerable attention; is one of the founders and Hon. Secretary of the Borough Club, and is solicitor to a number of companies in the city and neighbourhood. Married the younger sister of Sir Joseph Renals, Bart., and of the late Alderman Renals, J.P.

Wyles.Harry Wyles, Cropwell Court, Notts; eldest son of Richard Wyles, merchant, of Faversham, Kent; born at Faversham, October 6th, 1852; educated at Allesley Park College, Warwickshire, and at a private college; an Associate in arts of the University of Oxford, and head of the firm of Eking and Wyles, solicitors; articled to Sir Samuel George Johnson, Town Clerk of Nottingham, and admitted October, 1873; has been a mountaineer from early youth, and climbed a good deal in the Alps; knows the peaks of Scotland and practically the whole of Snowdonia; is a Norwegian traveller, and has visited Italy on many occasions; a regular follower of the Quorn and the Earl of Harrington's Hounds. Sat on the Nottingham School Board as a Churchman for seven years, for six years of which he was Chairman of the Finance Committee; a Conservative, and has spoken much on political platforms in the city and county; Ruling Councillor of the Nottingham Market Ward Habitation of the Primrose League; one of the two sole agents of the Norwich Union Life and Fire Office in the city; Steward of the Manor of Skegby, Notts.