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F.R.G.S., F.S.S., and F. Col. Inst. ; sat as M.P. for Bow and Bromley Div. of Tower Hamlets (C) 1886-92, having been defeated there in 1885 : m. 1866, ! Emily Anna, da. of R. S. Palmer, Esq., and widow of Charles Augustus Paget, Esq., R.N. [seeM. Anglesey, colls.",; cr.C.M.G. '. 1887, K.C.M.G. 1888. Dromqitinna, Kenmare, co. Kerry ; 75, Belgrave Road, S. W. ; Carlton and St. Stephens Clubs. ' COLTON, Sir John, K.C.M.G.; b. , 1 8 ; formerly a Member of House of Assembly, S. Australia ; was Commr. of | Public Works, 1868-70, Treasurer of the Colony 1875-6, again Commr. of Public ; Works 1876-7, and sometime Premier ; cr. K.C. M. G. 1 892. A delaide, S. A ustralia. COLVIN, Sir Auckland, K.C. S.I. , K.C.M.G., C.I.E., son of the late John Russell Colvin, Esq., B.C.S. ; b. 1838 ;ed. at Eton, and at Haileybury Coll. ; entered B.C.S. 1858 ; successively Under-Sec, to Govt. of India in Home and Foreign Departs., and Sec. to Board of Revenue and to Govt. N.W. Provinces ; was Con- troller-Gen, in Egypt 1880-83, Financial Member of Council of Viceroy of India 1883-7, and Lieut. -Gov. of N.W. Pro- vinces and Oudh 1887-92 ; has ist class Orders of Osmanieh and Medjidie : m. 1859, Charlotte Elizabeth, who d. 1865, da. of the late Major-Gen. Charles Herbert, C.B. ; cr. K.C.M.G. 1881, C.I.E. 1883, K.C.S.I. 1892. Travellers' and Savile Clubs. COMMERELL, Adm. of the Fleet, Sir John Edmund, G.C.B., V.C., son ofj the late J. W. Commerell, Esq., of Stroud Park, Horsham ; b. 1829 ; entered R.N. 1842, became Com. 1855, Capt. 1859, | Rear-Adm. 1877, Vice-Adm. 1881, Adm. j 1886, and Adm. of the Fleet 1892 ; present j at all operations in the Parana 1845-6, ! and at Punta Obligado, assisted to cut I the chain that defended the river ; served I in Baltic and Gulf of Bothnia 1854 1 (medal), at Sebastopol and in operations in Sea of Azof (medal with two clasps, Legion of Honour, and Medjidie) ; twice mentioned in despatches, and received the V.C. for hazardous service in the Putrid Sea; commanded H.M.S. " Fury " 1859, and a div. of seamen in attack on Taku Forts, 1859 (strongly mentioned in despatches) ; served in H.M.S. " Magi- eienne "during operations in China, 1860 ; commanded H.M.S. "Terrible" 1866, and rendered active service in laying Atlantic Cable ; was senior officer in com- mand of Cape of Good Hope and W. Coast 1872 to Aug. 1873, when recon- noitring up the river Prah, he was dan- gerously wounded in the lung, and obliged to resign command ; was a Naval A.D.C. to H.M. 1872-7, a Groom in Waiting to H.M. 1874-9, a Lord of the Admiralty 1879-80, Com.-in-Ch. on N. American and W. Indian station 1882-5, ar> d at Ports- mouth 1888-91, and an Extra Groom-in- Yaiting to H.M. 1891, since when he has ! KNIGHTS. 631 been a Groom-in-Waiting ; is a J.P. for Hants; sat as M.P. for Southampton (C) 1885-8, having been defeated there 1880 : m. 1853, Matilda Maria, da. of Joseph Bushby, Esq., of 3, Halkin Street, S.W. ; cr. C.B. 1866, K.C.B. 1874, G.C.B. 1887. 45, Rutland Gate, S. W. ; Carlton and United Service Clubs. CONNAL, Sir Michael, el. surviving son of the late Michael Connal, Esq., H.E.I.C.S., of Parkhall, Killearn, co. Stirling ; b. 1817 ; is a merchant, and a J.P. for cos. Lanark and Stirling; was Chm. of the Glasgow School Board 1876- 85 : m. 1864, Helen Catherine, da. of William Leckie Ewing, Esq., of Arn- gomery, Stirlingshire ; cr. K.B. 1885. 16, Lynedoch Crescent, Glasgow. CONYNGHAM, Col. Sir William Fitz- William LENOX-, K.C.B., son of the late William Lenox - Conyngham, Esq., of Spring Hill, co. Londonderry ; b. 1824 ; formerly Lieut. 88th Regt. ; is a J.P. and D.L. for co. Londonderry (High Sheriff 1859) and co. Tyrone (High Sheriff 1868), and Hon. Col. Londonderry Militia : m. 1856, Laura Calvert, da. of George Ar- buthnot, Esq. ; cr. K.C.B. 1881. Spring Hill, Moneymore, co. Londonderry. COOKSON, Sir Charles Alfred, K.C.M.G., C.B., son of the late Chris- topher Cookson, Esq., of Nowers, Somerset ; b. 1830 ; ed. at Oriel Coll., Oxford (B.A. 2nd class Classics 1855) ; Bar. Inner Temple 1867 ; appointed Assist. Judge and Legal Vice- Consul to Supreme Consular Court at Constanti- nople 1868 ; engaged at Athens 1870-71 in investigating charges against Greek brigands for the murder of Mr. Herbert and others ; Acting Judge at Constanti- nople 1873 ; appointed Consul and Judge of Ch. Consular Court at Alexandria 1874, and Consul-Gen, there 1891 ; em- ployed as Legal Adviser, in Cyprus and afterwards as M.E.C. and M.L.C. and as Judicial Commr. 1878-9 ; was 2nd British Delegate on International Commn. for Judicial Reform in Egypt 1881-4, and British Delegate on International Commn. for Egyptian Indemnities 1883-4 ; cr. C.B. 1881, K.C.M.G. 1888. British Con- sulate-General, Alexandria; St. James's and Savile Clubs. CORBETT, Adm. Sir John, K.C.B., 4th son of the late Uvedale Corbett, Esq., D.L. and J.P. for Salop ; b. 1822 ; entered R.N. 1837, became Com. 1851, Capt. 1857, Rear-Adm. 1875, Vice-Adm. 1879, and Adm. 1885; retired 1887: served in opera- tions in Syria 1840 (medal with clasp and Turkish medal), in command of rocket- boat at destruction of Lagos (desperately wounded and mentioned in despatches), in China War 1857 (medal with clasp), and in N. China Expedition 1860 ; was an A.D.C. to H.M. 1870-5, Com.-in-Ch. in E. Indies 1877-9, and at the Nore 1884- 5 ; is a J.P. for Norfolk : m. 1864, Georgina