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632 KNIGHTAGE. Grace, da. of G. Holmes, Esq. , of Brooke Hall, Norwich; cr. C.B. 1869, K.C.B. 1886. 44, Roland Gardens, S. Kensing- ton, S. W. ; United Service Glut. COTTON, Gen, Sir Arthur Thomas, K. C. S. I. [see V. Combermere, colls. ]. COTTON, Sir William James Rich- mond, son of William Cotton, Esq., a, Surveyor ; t. 1822 ; ed. privately ; was Sheriff of London and Middlesex 1868-9, and Lord Mayor of London 1875-6, twice Master of Sadlers' and of Turners' Cos. , and Chm. of the Associated Guilds for 17 years and of City of London Police Committee for 7 years ; is a Merchant of London, aJ.P., aD.L., and an Alderman (for Lime Street Ward 1866-88, since when for Bridge Without), of City of London, a Past Master of Haberdashers' Co., Hon. Trustee of Thames Conservancy, a Gov. i of Queen Anne's Bounty, a Member of Court of Fan Makers' Co. , a Director of Liverpool and London and Globe Insur- ance Co., and a J. P. for Middlesex and Herts ; promoted Lancashire and Cheshire Operative Relief Fund during Cotton Famine ; has been City Chamberlain since 1892 ; unsuccessfully contested Southwark 1868 ; sat as M.P. for City of London (C) 1874-85: m. 1846; cr. K.B. 1892. 21, Adelaide Crescent, Brighton ; Carlton and Prince s (Brighton) Clubs. COUCH, Right Hon. Sir Richard, P.C., son of the late R. Couch ; b. 1817 ; Bar. Middle Temple 1841 ; was Re- ' corder of Bedford 1858-62, Judge of High Court of Judicature Bombay, 1862-6, and Ch. Justice 1866-70, Ch. Justice of High Court of Judicature Calcutta, 1870-75, and Pres. of Commn. to inquire into the charges against the Gaekwar of Baroda 1875 ; ap- pointed a Member of Judicial Committee of Privy Council 1881 : m. 1845, Anne, da. of Richard Thomas Beck, Esq. ; cr. K.B. 1866, P.C. 1875. 25, Linden Gardens, W. ; ' Athenceum Club. COWELL, Maj.-Gen. the Right Hon. Sir John Clayton, P.C., K.C.B. , son of i the late John Clayton Cowell, Esq. ; b. I 1832; entered R.E. 1850, became Capt. and Major 1858, Lieut. -Col. 1869, and : Hon. Maj.-Gen. (retired) 1879; served with Baltic Fleet 1854, and in Crimea being A.D.C. to Gen. Sir Harry Jones i at Sebastopol (Legion of Honour, Med- : jidie, and Crimean, Baltic and Turkish j medals) ; was Gov. to H. R.H. the Duke oi ! Edinburgh 1856-65, and to H.R.H. Prince | Leopold 1865-6, since when he has been i Master of the Household to H.M. ; has ! Grand Cross of Ducal Saxon Order of ! Ernest : m. 1868, Georgina Elizabeth, I only child of the late James Pulleine, Esq., i of Clifton Castle and Crake Hall, York ; [B. Tweedmouth] ; cr. K.C.B. 1865, P.C. 1887. Buckingham Palace. S. W. ; United Service Club. CRAWFORD, Sir Thomas, A'.C.S., M.D., LL.D., son of the late Joseph j Crawford, Esq., of Drumbrain ; b. 1824 ; M.D. Edin. and L.R.C.S. Edin. 1845 : entered Army Med. Depart. 1848, became Surg. 1855, ' Surg.-Maj. 1868, Dep. In- spector-Gen. 1870, Dep. Surg.-Gen. 1873, Surg. -Gen. 1876, and Director-Gen. 1882; retired 1889; served with 5151 Regt. throughout Burmese War 1852-3 (medal with clasp), with i8th Royal Irish during siege of Sebastopol 1854-5 (medal with ciasp and Turkish medal), with same corps in Central India during Mutiny 1857-8, and as Surg.-Gen. of H.M.'s Forces in India during 2nd Afghan Campaign 1880-2 (thanked in Gen. Orders by Com.-in-Ch., and by Gov. -Gen. in Council) ; was Director- Gen, of Army Med. Depart. 1882-9; is Hon. LL.D. of Edinburgh, an Hon. Fellow of Roy. Coll. of Surgeons and of the Roy. Coll. of Physicians, Ireland, M.Ch. Roy. Univ., Ireland, and an Hon. Surgeon to H.M. : m. ist, 1859, Clara Frances, who d. 1860, da. of Richard Morrison, Esq. , of Dublin ; 2nd, 1869, Jane, da. of the late Gen. Edwards, C.B., Col. Royal Irish Regt. ; cr. K.C.B. 1885. 5, St. Johns Park, Blackheath. S.E. ; Army and A'livy Club. CROFT,6/y Alfred Woodley, K.C.I.E., son of the late Charles Woodley Croft, Esq., of Plymouth ; b. 1841 ; ed. at Exeter Coll., Oxford (B.A. 1863, M.A. 1870) ; was Lecturer of Exeter Coll., Ox- ford, 1863-5, and Member of Indian Education Commn. 1882-3 ' appointed to Bengal Education Depart. 1866; was Pro- fessor in Pres. Coll., Calcutta, 1866-73, Principal of the Dacca Coll. 1873-4, and Inspector of Schools 1874-6, since when he has been Director of Public Instruction, Bengal ; appointed Member of Legislative Council of Bengal 1887; cr. C.I.E. 1884, K.C. I.E. 1887. 32, Chowringhee Road, Calcutta; Oriental Club. CROFTON, Right Hon. Sir Walter Frederick, P.C., C.B., son of the late Capt. Walter Croftoti, 54th Regt. ; b. 1815 ; entered R.A. 1833, became Capt. 1845, (h.-p.) 1847 ; retired 1881 ; was Commr. of Prisons in Ireland 1853-4 and 1869, Chm. of Board of Directors of Prisons in Ireland, 1854-62, Commr. of Prisons in England 1866-8, and Chm. of Prisons' Board in Ireland 1877-8; is a J.P. for Wilts : m. 1840, Anna Maria, da. of the late Rev. Charles Shipley, of Twyford House, Hants ; cr. C.B. 18:57, K.B. 1862, P.C. 1869. Oxford. CROSLAND, Sir Joseph, son of the late George Crosland, Esq., of Crosland Lodge, Huddersfield ; b. 1826 ; is a J.P. for W. Riding of Yorks and Borough of Huddersfield, Chm. of Huddersfield Bank- ing Co., and senior partner in firm of George Crosland and Son, woollen manu- facturers, of Huddersfield ; unsuccessfully contested Huddersfield (C) 1885, 1886 and 1892 : m. 1864, Mary Ann Linton, who d. 1887, da. of the late John Fox, Esq., of