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N. S. Wales, Director of Colonial Bank i of Australasia, Member of the Governing Bodies of numerous Philanthropic and Charitable Sos., and Pres. of Hebrew Congregation in Melbourne : m. 1857, ' Fanny, da. of Abraham Cohen, Esq., of Sydney, N. S. Wales; a: K.B. 1889.! Melbourne. BENNETT, Sir Henry, son of the late William Bennett, Esq., of The Old Hall, Grimsby ; b. 1827 ; ed. at Wesley Coll. , j Sheffield;has beensixtimes Mayorof Great i Grimsby, of which borough he is Senior Alderman ; is a J.P. and D. L. for Lincoln- i shire, and a Merchant, Steamship Owner, ! and Banker of Grimsby : m. ist, 1852, ! Dorothy, who d. 1856, da. of the late Francis Sowerby, Esq., of Aylesbury; 2nd, 1859, Sophia, da. of the late George Locking, Esq., of Hull; cr. K.B. 1891. Westlands, Grimsby : Thorpe Hall, Louth. BENNETT, Sir John, son of Mr. John Bennett, watchmaker, of Greenwich ; b. 1814; ed. at Lewisham Grammar Sen. ; for many years a retail watchmaker in Cheapside ; has been a Common Council- man of City of London since 1862 ; was Sheriff of London and Middlesex 1871-2, and a member of the London School Board 1872-9 ; in 1877 was three times elected Alderman of Ward of Cheap, but upon each occasion the Aldermen of London refused to ratify his election ; is a D.L. of London and Middlesex; has the Legion of Honour : m. 1843, Agnes, who d. 1889, da. of the late John Wilson, Esq., of Deptford ; cr. K.B. 1872. Devon- shire, and City Liberal Clubs. BERGNE, Sir John Henry Gibbs, K.C.M. G., son of the late John Brodribb Bergne, Esq. , of the Foreign Office ; b.

842 ; ed. at Brighton and at Enfield, and

passed ist B.A. Exam, at Lond. Univ. ; entered Foreign Office 1861 ; was attached as Acting 2nd Sec. in Diplo. Ser. to H.M.'s Agency at Halifax, N.S. , in con- nection with Fisheries 1875, an( i acted as Protocolist to Halifax Comma. 1877 ; appointed Sup. of Treaty Depart, of Foreign Office 1881 ; was 2nd British Delegate at International Copyright Con- ference at Berne, 1885. and in 1886 was H.M.'s Plen. for signing the International Copyright Convention ; in 1886 was British Delegate to the International Con- ference held at Rome for the protection of industrial property, and again at Madrid 1890 ; in 1887 was appointed Acting Sec. of Legation in Diplo. Ser. , and acted as Protocolist to the Fishery Conference at Washington : m. 1878, Mary a Court, da. of the late Rev. S. B. Bergne; cr. C.M.G. 1886, K.C.M.G. 1888. 13, Pembroke Road, W. ; St. James's and Alpine Clubs. BERKELEY, Sir George, K.C.M.G., el. son of the late Gen. Sackville Hamilton Berkeley, Col. i6th Foot ; b. 1819 ; ed. at Trin. Coll., Dublin (B.A. 1842) ; appointed KNIGHTS. 6l7 Colonial Sec. and Controller of Customs, British Honduras 1845 ; Administered Govt. of Dominica 1860-1 ; was Lieut. - Gov. of St. Vincent 1864-71, Administra- tor at Lagos 1872, Gov. in Ch. of W. African Settlements 1873, Gov. Designate of W. Australia 1874, and Gov. in Ch. of Leeward Islands 1874-81 ; cr. C.M.G. 1874, K.C.M.G. 1881. 10, Hyde Park Mansions, N. W. ; Windham and St. George's Clubs. BERNARD, Sir Charles Edward, K.C.S.I., son of J. F. Bernard, Esq., M.D., of Clifton, Bristol ; b. 1837 ; ed. at Rugby, at Addiscombe Coll., and at Haileybury Coll. ; entered B.C.S. 1858 ; was successively Commr. of Nagpore, a Member of Bengal Legislative Council, Sec. to Bengal Govt., Sec. to Govt. of India in the Famine, Home Revenue and Agricultural Departs., and Ch. Commr. of Burmah ; appointed Sec. in Revenue, Statistics and Commerce Depart, of India Office 1888 : m. 1862, Susan Capel, da. of the Rev. R. Tawney, of Willoughby, co. Warwick; cr. C.S.I. 1875, K.C.S.I. 1886. 44, Bramham Gardens, S. Kensing- ton, S. W. ; National Liberal Club. BERRY, Sir Graham, K.C.M.G., son of the late Mr. B. Berry, of Chelsea ; b. 1822 ; in early life was a draper at Chelsea ; emigrated to Victoria 1852, where he carried on business as a wine and spirit merchant ; sat in Melbourne Legis- lative Assembly 1860-5 ; in 1866 became proprietor of The Geelong Register ; re- elected M.L.A. 1868 ; was Treasurer of Victoria 1870, Treasurer and Commr. of Customs 1871-2, Premier, Ch. Sec., and Treasurer 1875 and 1877-80, Ch. Sec. and Postmaster 1883-5, and Agent. -Gen. in London for Victoria 1886-91 ; was Ex- ecutive Commr. for Victoria at Colonial and Indian Exhibition 1886 ; appointed Treasurer of Victoria 1892 : m. 1869, da. of J. B. Evans, Esq., of Victoria ; cr. K.C.M.G. 1886. Melbourne, Victoria. BERTRAM, Sir George Clement, son of the late George Bertram, Esq., of St. Martin, Jersey ; b. 1841 ; ed. at Sherborne Sch,, and at Trin. Coll., Camb. (M.A. 1872) ; Bar. Inner Temple 1865 ; appointed Solicitor-Gen, for the Island of Jersey 1879, Attorney-Gen. 1880, and Bailiff or Ch. Magistrate of Jersey 1885 : m. 1866, Anna Maria, el, da. of Major-Gen. Edward J. Lawder, M.S.C.; cr. K.B. 1885. Rock- mount, Gouray, Jersey; New University Club. BESSEMER, Sir Henry, F.R.S., son of the late Anthony Bessemer, Esq., of Charlton, Herts ; b. 1813 ; is well known for his numerous inventions in different departments of Arts and Manufactures ; as inventor of " Bessemer-steel" he has achieved a world-wide reputation, and in acknowledgment of its value was presented with Freedom of City of London in a gold casket, of the Turners' and Cutlers' Cos. ,