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KNIGHTS. 621 BRADDON, Sir Edward Nicholas Coventry, K.C.M.G., el. son of Henry Braddon, Esq., of Skisdon, Cornwall; b. 1829 ; served throughout Sauthal Re- bellion and Indian Mutiny as a Vol. (men- tioned in despatches, medal) ; successively Assist. Commr., Sauthal Tergunnahs, Commr. of Excise and Stamps, Inspect. - General of Registration, and Revenue Sec. to Financial and Ch. Commrs., Oudh ; retired from Indian Ser. 1878 ; sometime M.P. for W. Devon in Tas- manian Parliament ; has been Leader of the Opposition, Minister of Lands and Works, and Leader of the As- sembly ; elected a Member of the Federal Council for Tasmania 1888 ; is Agent-Gen, for Tasmania in England : in. ist, 1857, Mary Georgina, who </. 1864, da. of William Palmer, Esq. , of Purneah ; 2nd, 1876, Alice Harriet, da. of W. H. Smith, Esq. ; cr. K.C.M.G. 1891. Briar- : wood, Worcester Park, Surrey. BRADFORD, Col. Sir Edward Ridley Colborne, K. C.B. , K. C. S.I., son of the late Rev. William Mussage Kirkwall Bradford, R. of Westmeon, Hants [see Ridley, Bart., ( colls."! ; b. 1836 ; ed. at Marlborough ; : entered Madras Army 1853, became Capt. ! 1865, Major 1873, Lieut. -Col. 1879, and | Col. 1883 ; served in Persian Campaign ' 1857, in N.W. Provinces 1858-9 (medal | and twice thanked in despatches) ; for- : merly Gen. Sup. of operations for sup- pressing Thuggee and Dacoitee, and Resi- dent ist Class and Gov. Gen. 's Agent for Rajputana; accompanied H.R. H. Prince Albert Victor of Wales on a tour through ; India 1889-90 ; was Sec. in Political and Secret Depart, of India Office 1887-90, since when he has been Ch. Commr. of Metropolitan Police ; appointed an A. D.C. i to H.M. 1889 : m. 1866, Elizabeth Adela, da. of the late Edward Knight, Esq. , of Chawton House, Alton, Hants ; cr. C.S.I. : 1876, K.C.S.I. 1885, K.C.B. 1890. New j Scotland Yard, S. W. ; 58, Ecc lesion Square, S. W. ; United Service and '< Athencsiim Clubs. BRADY, Sir Thomas Francis, 2nd son of the late Patrick William Brady, Esq., i of Cavan ; b. 1824 ; ed. at Trin. Coll., , Dublin ; entered Public Service 1846, and shortly after the Irish Fisheries Depart. ; appointed Inspector of Irish Fisheries 1863, and soon after Sec. to a Commn. on ; English Fisheries ; in 1868 as member of a , Roy. Commn. on Sea and Oyster Fisheries visited all the important Oyster Fisheries in England and France ; in 1883 was a member of Committee of Great Inter- national Fisheries Exhibition, and in 1884 ' a member of the Roy. Commn. on Trawl- ing (United Kingdom) ; sometime one of H.M.'s Inspectors of Irish Fisheries, and a Commr. of Piers and Harbours in Ireland ; is Hon. Representative and Agent-Gen, in Ireland for the Shipwrecked Fishermen .and Mariners' Roy. Benevolent So. ; has on several occasions of famine and distress on W. Coast of Ireland distinguished him- self in procuring large sums of money for the distressed poor and relieving them ; in 1880 was one of the Committee nominated by Sec. of State for the Colonies to distribute 100,000 dollars voted by the Dominion of Canada to relieve Irish distress, and in recognition of his services his name is inscribed on a tablet in the Mansion House, Dublin : m. ist, Sarah, da. of T. Bridgford, Esq., of Dublin ; 2nd, 1884, Annie, da. of John Lipsett, Esq., of Manor House, Bally- shannon ; cr. K.B. 1886. n, Percy Place, Diiblin. BRANDIS, Sir Dietrich, K.C.I.E., Ph.D., F.K.S., son of Dr. Christian August Brandis, Professor of Philosophy in Bonn Univ. ; b. 1824 ; ed. at Univs. of Copenhagen, Gottingen, and Bonn (Ph.D. Bonn 1848) ; appointed Lecturer of Botany at Bonn Univ. 1849 ; was Sup. of Forests of Pegu 1856-61, and of Burmah 1861-4, and Inspector Gen. of Forests to Govt. of India 1864-83; is F.R.S., and Fellow of Linnean So. : m. ist, 1854, Rachel Shep- herd, who d. 1863, da. of Dr. Marshman, of Bengal, and widow of Dr. Voigt ; and, 1867, Katherine, da. of Dr. Rudolf Hasse, Professor of Theology in Bonn Univ. ; cr. C.I.E., 1878, K.C.I.E., 1887. Bonn, Germany. BRANDRETH, Adm. Sir Thomas, A". C.B. , son of Thomas Shaw Brandreth, Esq. , of Liverpool ; .1825; entered R.N. 1838, became Capt. 1863, Rear-Adm. 1878, Vice-Adm. 1884, and Adm. 1889 ; retired 1890 ; served during Russian War 1854-5 (medal) : was Private Sec. to first Lord of the Admiralty 1867-8, in command of " Lord Warden" 1869-74, and of " Excel- lent" 1874-6, a Naval A.D.C. to H.M. 1875-8, Sup. of Sheerness Dockyard 1877-8, Adm. Sup. of Chatham Dockyard 1879-81, Comptroller of the Navy 1881-2, a Lord Commr. of Admiralty and Comptroller of the Navy 1882-5, ar >d Pres. of Roy. Naval Coll., Greenwich 1885-8 : m. 1866, Made- line, da. of Alexander Colvin, Esq. : cr. K.C.B. 1887. United Service Club. BRAY, Sir John Cox, K.C.M.G., son of Thomas Cox Bray, Esq., of Adelaide ; b. 1842 ; entered Parliament of S. Australia 1872 ; was Minister of Justice and Educa- tion 1875, Attorney-Gen. 1876-7, Premier andCh.Sec. 1881-4, Treasurer and Premier 1884, Ch. Sec. 1885-6, Treasurer 1886-7, Speaker of House of Assembly.. S. Aus- tralia, 1888-90, and again Ch. Sec. 1890-91, when lie was appointed Agent- Gen, for S. Australia in London: m. 18 , Miss Alice Hornabrook ; cr. K.C.M.G. 1890. 15, Victoria Chambers, Westmin- ster, S.W.; Adelaide, S. Australia. BRETT, Col. Sir Wilford, K.C.M.G., son of the late Rev. Joseph George Brett, ot Ranelagh, Chelsea, and brother of ist Baron Esher ; b. 1824; entered Army 1840, became Capt. 76th Regt. 1855, and