- For WIDOWS OF KNIGHTS, see page 728.
Biographies of Peers and Baronets wh have received the honour of Knighthood will be found arranged alphabetically in their respective sections. For events that Jiavc very recently occurred see " Occurrences during Printing." ABBOTT, Sir John Joseph Caldwell, K.C.M.G., el. son of the late Rev. Joseph Abbott, V. of St. Andrews, Argenteuiel ; b. 1821 ; Bar. Lower Canada 1847, and a Q.C. 1862 ; sat almost uninterruptedly in Canadian House of Commons 1857-86 ; called to the Senate and appointed Privy Councillor of Canada 1887 ; has been Pres. of Privy Council and Premier of Dominion of Canada since June 1891 ; was Solicitor-Gen, of Lower Canada 1862-3, ten years Professor of Commercial Law and Dean of Faculty of Law in McGill Coll., and Mayor of Montreal 1887 and 1888; formerly Lieut.-Col. irth Batn. of Vol.; is a Gpv. of McGill Univ., Pres. of Roy. Victoria Hospital and of the Fraser Institute, Montreal : m. 1849, Mary, da. of the late Very Rev. J. Bethune, D.D., Dean of Montreal; cr. K.C.M.G. 1892. Montreal, Canada; St. James's (Mon- treal) Club. ABBOTT, Sir Joseph Palmer ; b. 18 ; is Speaker of the Legislative Assem- bly of New South Wales ; cr. K.B. 1892. Sydney, Nero South Wales. ABEL, -Szr Frederick Augustus,^. C.S., D. C.L. , D.Sc., F.R. S. , son of the late John Leopold Abel, Esq., of Woolwich, S.E. ; b. 1827; was Chemist to War Depart., 1854-88 ; many years Chemical Referee to Govt. , and a Member of Roy. Engineer Committee, and of Ordnance Committee ; iis Organising Sec. of Imperial Institute, Vice-Pres. of Roy. So., Past Pres. of Institute of Chemistry, of So. of Chemical Industry, of Chemical So., and of Institute of Electrical Engineers, Past Chm. of So. of Arts, Pres. of Iron and Steel Institute, Roy. Medallist for researches on Explosives, and Hon. Member of Institutes of Civil and Mechanical Engineers, and of German Chemical So. ; was Commr. to Electrical Exhibition at Vienna 1883, and Pres. of British Assoc. 1890 ; Hon. D.C.L. Oxford, 1883, Hon. D.Sc. Camb. 1888 ; appointed Pres. of Special Com- mittee on Explosives 1888 : m. ist, 1854, Sarah Selina, who d. 1888, da. of James Blanch, Esq., of Bristol ; 2nd, 1889, Giulietta De la Fuiellade, who d. 1892 ; cr. C.B. 1877, K.B. 1883, K.C.B. 1891. 40, Cadogan Place, S. W. ; Imperial Institute, South Kensington, S. W. ; AthetuBum Windham, andGarrick Clubs. ADAIR, Gen. Sir Charles William, K.C.B., son of the late Maj.-Gen. T. B. Adair, C.B.. K.T.S.; b. 1822; entered R. M.L.I. 1838, becameCapt.i85i, Lieut.- Col. 1863, Col. 1868, Col. 2nd Comdt 1872, Col. -Comdt. 1876, Maj.-Gen. 1877, Lieut. -Gen. 1885 and Gen. 1886 ; retired 1887 ; was Instructor of Gunnery 1860-3, A. A. G. to R.M. Forces 1872-6, and D. A. G. 1878-83 ; served in Syria 1840 (medal with clasp and Turkish medal), in Crimean campaign 1854-5 (medal with clasp, 5th class Medjidie and Turkish medal), and in command of a Batn. of R.M. in operations in Japan 1864; ap- pointed an A.D.C. to H.M. 1870: m. 1849, Isabella, da. of Col. T. Aslett ; cr. C.B. 1871, K.C.B. 1882. 12, Portland Terrace, Southsea. ADAM, Sir Frank Forbes, C.I.E., son of the late James Graham Adam, Esq., of Denovan, Stirlingshire ; b. 1845 ; ed. at Loretto House Sch. ; was Pres. Bombay Chamber of Commerce 1884-9 ' formerly Pres. of Bank of Bombay, a Member of the Legislative Council of Governor of Bombay, and a Trustee of Port of Bom- bay ; is a merchant : m. 1883, Rose Fran- ces, da. of C. G. Kemball, Esq., formerly fudge of High Court, Bombay ; cr. C.I.E. 1888, K.B. 1890. East India United Service, Union, and Western (Glasgow) Clubs. ADDERLEY, Sir Augustus John, K.C.M.G., son of the late Hon. Henry Addeiiey, of Nassau, Bahamas ; b. 1835 ; was a Member of House of Assembly for Capital of the Bahamas 1855-66, a Member of the Legislative Council 1866, Executive Commr. for Bahamas and Jamaica to Fisheries Exhibition 1883, a Roy. Commr. and Executive Commr. for W. Indian Islands and British Honduras at Colonial
- For particulars of the various Orders, see page 864.