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So. of V. India, Fellow and Registrar of Bombay Univ., a J.P. for Town and Island of Bombay, Sheriff of Bombay 1864, and Special Commr. from Govt. of Bombay to Paris Exhibition of 1867 ; the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Victoria Gardens at Bombay were estab- lished through his exertions in co-operation with the late Dr. Bhau Daji and the leading native gentlemen of W. India ; was a member of Roy. Commn. and of Finance Committee of Colonial and Indian Exhibi- tion of 1886, and Chm. of Committee of j British Indian Section of Paris Exhibi- j lion 1889 ; is Special Assist, in Revenue, Statistical, and Commerce Depart, in ! India Office, a Knight Com. of Legion | of Honour, an Officer of the French j Academy, and author of works and papers ; on Indian Art ; appointed a Roy. Commr. for Chicago Exhibition of 1893 : m. 1856, Frances Anne, da. of the late Edward | Tolcher, Esq., R.N., of Harewood House, ! Plympton St. Mary's, Devon; cr. C.S.I. I T877, K - B - 1881, K.C.I.E. 1887. 7, Apsley Terrace, Acton, W. ; Savage and North- brook Clubs. C.B., 2nd son of the late Capt. Alexander Bisset, R.N. ; b. 1819; entered Army 1 1840, became Major 1848, Lieut.-Col. 1853, Col. 1854, Maj.-Gen. 1867, Lieut.- Gen. 1875, and Gen. (retired) 1877 ; has , been Col. and Batn. Durham L. I. since 1 875 ; served as a vol. in Kaffir war 1835-6, as Lieut, in a batn. of native infantry (medal), as Field- Adj. 1842 to a div. of troops proceeding to Colesburg to suppress a rebellion of the Boers, and as D.A.Q.M.G. i through Kaffir war 1846-7 ; present at battle of the Gwanga and all minor affairs with Kaffirs (twice wounded, repeatedly thanked in gen. orders, and at close o'f war was appointed Brig. -Major of British Kaffraria) ; present at first engagement with the enemy at the Boomah Pass in the Amatola Mountains (medal, and '. severely wounded) ; also present in ; operations subsequent to June, 1852 ; commanded Div. of Troops in Canada 1868-9, an d Brig, of Troops at Gibraltar 1869-73 ; is a J.P. for Cape Colony and ' Natal and to 24 S. Lat. under Letters Patent, and represents Alexandra and j Alfred in L.C. of Natal : m. ist, 1848, . Charlotte Elizabeth, who d. 18 , da. of A. B. Morgan, Esq., M.D. ; 2ndly 1888, Frances Hannah, who d. 1890, da. of the late Thomas Bridge, Esq. ; cr. C.B. 1867, K.C.M.G. 1877. Um.zimkulu River, Natal; United Service Club. BLACK, Sir Samuel, son of the late James Black, Esq., of Ballycastle, co. Antrim ; b. 1830 ; ed. privately, and at Foyle Coll., Londonderry ; admitted a Solicitor 1853 ; elected a Member of : Belfast Council 1859, and Alderman 1869 ; was Town Solicitor of Belfast 1871-6, since when he has been Town Clerk : m. 1853, Ellen, youngest da. of HTS. 619 the late Samuel Archer, Esq., of Belfast ; cr. K. B. 1892. Glen Ebor, Strandtown, co. Down ; Constitutional and Ulster Clubs. BLACKWOOD, Sir Stevenson Arthur, K.C.B. [see Blackwood, Bart., colls.]. BLAINE, Sir Charles Frederick, el. son of the late Dr. Benjamin Elaine, of Natal ; b. 18 ; rendered important ser- vices to Govt. of Cape of Good Hope, in promoting the S. African Customs Union : m. 18 .; cr. K.B. 1889. Port Elisabeth, Cape of Good Hope. BLAINE, Sir Robert Stickney, son of the late Benjamin Blaine, Esq., of Hull ; b. 18 ; is a J.P. for Bath, of which city he was Mayor 1872-3; sat as M.P. for Bath (C) 1885-6 : m. ist, 1869, Constance, da.of George Moger, Esq., of Bath ; 2ndly, 1881, Lydia Letitia Purvis, da. of Sir Timothy Vansittart Stonhouse, I4th Bart.; cr. K.B. 1890. Summerhill, Bath ; Carlton and Conservative Clubs. BLAKE, Sir Henry Arthur, K.C.M.G., el. son of the late Peter Blake, Esq., County Inspector of Roy. Irish Consta- bulary, of Corbally Castle, co. Galway ; b. 1840 ; entered Roy. Irish Constabulary 1859 ; was resident magistrate in Ireland 1876-82, when he was appointed one of the five special resident magistrates selected by Govt. to concert and carry out measures for pacification of Ireland, and had execu- tive charge of E. Div. , and Gov. of Bahamas 1884-7, and of Newfoundland 1887-8 ; ap- pointed Gov. of Queensland Oct. 1888, but resigned Nov. the same year ; appointed Capt.-Gen. and Gov.-in-Ch. of Jamaica 1889 : m. ist, 1862, Jeannie, who d. 1866, da. of Andrew Irwin, Esq., of Ballymore, Boyle ; 2nd, 1874, Edith, el. da. of Ralph Bernal Osborne, Esq., of Newtown Anner, Clonmel, co. Tipperary ; cr. C M.G. 1887, K.C.M.G. 1888. King's House, Kingston, Jamaica ; Marlborougk Club. BLOMFIELD, Sir Arthur William, A.R.A., fourth son of the late Rt. Rev. Charles James Blomfield, Lord Bishop of London ; d. 1829 ; ed. at Rugby, and at Trin.Coll., Camb. (B.A. 1851, M.A. 1854); elected Hon. Member of Roy. Acad. of Arts, Copenhagen 1887, and A.R.A. 1888 ; has been Architect to Bank of England since 1883 ; received 3rd class of the Order of the Danebrog of Denmark: m. ist, 1860, Caroline Harriet, who d. 1882, da. of C. C. Smith, Esq., F.R.C.S., of Bury St. Edmunds ; 2ndly, 1887, Sarah Louisa, da. of M. J. Ryan, Esq. ; cr. K.B. 1889. 28, MontaguSquare, W.;6,MontaguPlace, W. BLOUNT, Sir Edward, K.C.B. [see Blount, Bart., colls.]. BLUM, Sir Julius, K.C.M.G., C.B. ; b. 1843 ; was Manager of the Austro- Egyptian Bank 1869-77, and subsequently Chef de Cabinet, and Under Sec. of State in the Treasury, Egypt (Grand Cross of Austrian Order of Francis Joseph, and of the Medjidie) ; has been Manager of