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6i6 KNIGHTAGE. Norfolk Regt. 1871-9, since when he has been Col. Prince of Wales '5 Vol. (S. Lan- cashire Regt.) ; served (i) on Staff of Lieut. -Gen. Sir Samford Whittingham in W. Indies and Madras, (it) as A.D.C. to Sir Robert Dick, who was killed at Sobra- on, (Hi) on Lord Gough's Staff in Punjab Campaign (mentioned in despatches), (iv) as Mil. Sec. to Lord Elphinstone, Gov. of Bombay during Indian Mutiny, and (v) in command of S.W. district in Ireland during ' Fenian Outbreak (thanked byGovt.); was ! memberof Army Purchase Commn. 1873-9: m. ist 1865, Charlotte Mary, who. d. 18 , da. of Col. Kingston Egan, Bombay Army, and widow of Maj.-Gen. William Brett, Bombay Artillery ; 2nd, 1873, Maria Margaret, who d. 1890, da. of the Rev. Peter Ewart, R. of Kirklington, York ; cr. C.B. 1873, K.C.B. 1879. 2, Sussex. Place, Hyde Park Gardens, W. ; United Service Club. BAYLEY, SzVSteuartColvin, K. C.S.I., C.I.E., son of the late William Butterworth Bayley, Esq., B.C. S., sometime officiating Gov.-Gen. of India, and a Director of H.E.I.C. ; b. 1836; ed. at Eton, and at Haileybury ; entered B.C.S. 185- ; was sometime Sec. to Govt. of Bengal, and Commr. of Patna division during famine 1874; in 1877 acompanied Viceroy (Baron Lytton) to Bombay and Madras as per- sonal Assist, in famine business ; was afterwards Ch. Commr. of Assam, offici- ating Lieut. -Gov. of Bengal 1880, Resi- dent at Hyderabad 1881-2, a Member of Council of Gov.-Gen. of India 1882-7, and Lieut. -Gov. of Bengal 1887-90, since when he has been Sec. in Political and Secret Depart, of India Office : m. 1860, Anna, da. of R. N. Farquharson, Esq., B.C.S. ; cr. C.S.I. 1874, K.C.S.I. 1878, C.I.E. 1882. 8, South-well Gardens, S. W. ; AthencBum and Oriental Clubs. BEGBiE^tfw.^SYr Matthew Baillie, son ' of the late Col. Thomas Stirling Begbie, i 82nd Foot ; b. 1819 ; ed. at Elizabeth i Coll., Guernsey, and at St. Peter's i Coll., Camb. (B.A. Wrangler 1841, j Fellow 1844) ; Bar. Lincoln's Inn 1844 ; j was sole Judge in British Columbia 1858-70, since when he has been Ch. Justice there ; is also Local Judge in Admiralty for British Columbia Dist. of Exchequer Court of Canada ; cr. K.B. 1875. Victoria, British Columbia United University Club. BELL, Sir Francis Dillon, K.C.M.G.^ C.B., son of the late Mr. F. Bell ; was sometime Speaker of House of Represen- tatives, New Zealand ; was Agent-Gen, in England for Colony of New Zealand 1881-91, and Executive Commr. for New Zealand and a Roy. Commr. of Colonial and Indian Exhibition 1886 : m. 18 , Margaret, who d. 1892, da. of ; cr. K.B. 1873, K.C.M.G. 1881, C.B. 1886. Auckland, Ne~^ Zealand ; Conser- vative Club. BELL, Sir William James, LL.D., F.R.S.E., son of James Bell. Esq., C.B.. Ph.D., D.Sc., F.R.S. ; b. 1859; ed. at Clare Coll., Camb. (B.A. 1880. LL.D. 1890) ; Bar. Inner Temple 1882 ; is a J.P. and D.L. for cos. London, Ross, and Cromarty ; was Vice-Chm. of Ross-shire County Council 1891-2 ; unsuccessfully contested Caithness-shire (LU) 1892 : m. 1882, Bertha Diana, da. of the late G. Torr, Esq., of Garbrand Hall, Ewell, Surrey ; cr. K.B. 1892. Scatwell, Muir ofOrd, N.B.; Reform, National Liberal, and Scottish Liberal Clubs. BELLAIRS, Lieut.-Gen. Sir William K.C.M.G., C.B., son of the late Sir William Bellairs, of Mulbarton, Norfolk ; b. 1828 ; entered Army 1846, became Capt. 1854, Major 1855, Lieut. -Col. 1865, Col. 1873, Maj.-Gen. 1884, and Lieut.-Gen. (retired) 1887 ; served with 49th Regt. and on staff as D.A.Q.M.G. and A.Q.M.G. to 2nd Div. throughout Crimean Cam- paign 1854-6 (medal with three clasps, Legion of Honour, Medjidie, Turkish Medal, and specially mentioned in dis- patches), throughout Kaffir War 1877-8, in command of combined Forces on E. Frontier during Gaika rebellion (several times mentioned in despatches), through- out Zulu campaign 1879 (medal with clasp and distinguished sendee reward) as Col. on Staff Natal and Transvaal 1880, as Administrator of Natal April-May 1880, as M.L.C. and Assembly, Transvaal, 1 880- 1 ; as Brig. -Gen. commanding the Forces throughout defence of the Trans- vaal, being sometime Administrator of the Govt., and during the three months' siege of Pretoria ; author of " The Military Career " : m. ist, 1857, Emily Craven, who d. 1866, da. of the late Lieut. -Col. William Barton'Gibbons, J. P. [see Gibbons, Bart., colls.] ; 2nd, 1867, Blanche St. John (authoress of "The Transvaal War," "Gossips with Girls," &c.), da. of Francis Adolphus Moschzisker, Ph.D. [B. St. John] ; cr. C.B.i8 7 8, K.C.M.G. 1882. Clevedon, Somerset ; United Service Club. BELLEAU. Sir Narcisse Fortunat, K.C.M.G., Q.C., son of Gabriel Bel- leau, of Quebec ; b. 1808 ; ed. at Quebec Seminary ; Bar. of Lower Canada 1832, a Q.C. 18 ; was M.L.C. 1852, and Speaker 1857-62 ; became Min. of Agri- culture 1862, Premier and Receiver-Gen. 1865, and Lieut.-Gov. of Province of Quebec 1867 ; was Mayor of Quebec 1850-3 ; has been a Director of the Quebec Bank since 1850 ; is a Knight Com. of Order of Isabel la Catolica: m. 1835, Marie Reine Josette, da. of the late Louis Gauvreau, Esq. , M.L.C. of Lower Canada, cr. K.B. 1860, K.C.M.G. 1879. St. Lewis Street, Quebec. BENJAMIN, Sir Benjamin, el. son of the late Moses Benjamin, Esq.,J.P., of Melbourne ; b. 1834 ; elected to Melbourne City Council (Albert Ward) 1870, Alder- man 1881, Mayor of that city 1887-9, and M.L.C. i33q; is a J.P. for Victoria and