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636 KNIGHTAGE. Rugby, and at Univ. Coll., Oxford (B.A. double ist class 1856) ; Bar. Lincoln's Inn 1861, and a Q.C. 1875 ; sat as M.P. for j Christchurch (L) 1880-5 ' unsuccessfully j contested Christchurch 1885, and Ipswich and Stockport 1886; sat for Stockton -on- i Tees (LG) 1888-92, when he was defeated ; j was Solicitor-Gen. Feb. to July, 1886 : m. 1862, Louisa Hawes, da. of the late John Donkin, Esq. ; cr. K.B. 1886. Verdley Place, Fernhnrst, Sussex ; 86, Brook Street, W. ; Devonshire, Oxford and Cam- bridge, and National Liberal Clubs. DAVIES, Sir Matthew Henry, son of Ebenezer Davies, Esq. ; b. 1850 ; ed. at Geelong Coll. , and at Melbourne Univ. ; admitted a solicitor 1875 ; was for 5 years Hon. Sec. to Council of Law Institute of Victoria, Mayor of Prahran 1881-2, a Member of Roy. Commn. on Transfer of Land and Titles to Land 1885, connected ' with Indian and Colonial Exhibition in London 1886-7, Chm. of Roy. Commas, on Banking 1887 and on Electric Lighting and Ventilation of Parliament Houses 1888, and Executive Commr. and Vice- Pres. of Melbourne Centennial Interna- tional Exhibition 1888 ; sat as M.P. for St. Kilda 1883-8, and for Toorak since 1889 ; appointed M.E.C. Victoria 1886, and Speaker of Legislative Assembly 1887, re-elected 1889 and retired 1892 ; is a J.P. of Melbourne : m. 18 , Elizabeth Locke, el. da. of the Rev. Dr. Mercer, Presbyterian Minister, of Melbourne; cr. K.B. 1890. Brackucll, Toorak, Melbourne; Invermay, Bayswater, Victoria. DAVIES, Sir Robert Henry, K. C.S.I., C.I.E., son of Sir David Davies, K.C.H., Physician in Ordinary to H.M. William IV. ; b. 1824 ; ed. at Charterhouse, and at Haileybury ; appointed Assistant Commr. in Cis-Satlaj States 1847, Settle- ment Officer of the Bari Doab 1849, Magistrate and Collector at Azimgarh 1858 (Indian Mutiny medal), Sec.toGovt. of Punjaub, 1859, Financial Commr. 1864, and Ch. Commr. of Oudh 1868; was Lieut .- Gov. of Punjaub 1871-7 ; has been a mem- ber of Council of Sec. of State for India since 1885 : m. ist, J.ane Elizabeth, who d. 1860, da. of Maj.-Gen. G. Cautley ; 2nd, Mary Frances, who d. 1879, da. of the Rev. Joshua Cautley : cr. K. C.S.I. 1874, C.I.E. 1877. 20, Hyde Park Gate, S. W. ; Rhosybedvj, Pumpsahit, Llandilo, Car- marthenshire ; East India United Service and Athenccum Clubs. DAVIES, Maj.-Gen. Sir William George, K. C.S.I., son of the late Dr. S. Davies, H.E.I. C.S. ; />. 1828; ed. at London Univ. Coll. ; entered Army 1848, became Capt. 1861, Major 1868, Lieut.- Col. 1874, Col. 1879, an( i Maj.-Gen. 1890 ; served with force under Sir Colin Campbell in Peshawur Valley, 1852 ; entered Punjab Commn. 1854; appointed Dep. Commr. 1862, Commr. 1876, Financial Commr. 1883, and M.L.C. 1886 ; was Pres. of Executive Committee for Imperial Assem- blage, Delhi, 1877 : -' 1860, Elizabeth Bethea, da. of the late George Field, Esq., opium agent, Bengal; cr. C.S.I. 1877, K.C.S.I. 1887. The Meadows, Claygate, Es/icr ; East India United Service Club. DAWSON, Sir (John)Villiam, C.M.G., LL.D., F.R.S., F.G.S., son of the late James Dawson, Esq., of Pictou, Nova Scotia ; /'. 1820 ; ed. at Edinburgh Univ. (M.A. 1856, LL.D. 1884), and LL.D. of McGill Univ., Montreal 1857) ; was Sup. of Education in Nova Scotia 1850-3 ; has been since 1855 Principal and Professor of Geology in McGill Coll. and Univ., of which he is also Vice-Chancellor ; is an eminent Geologist ; has contributed the re- sult of many valuable and original investi- gations in relation to Canadian geology, and has devoted much time to improving the Educational Systems of the Dominion ; is a member of Council of Public Instruc- tion of Province of Quebec, and Chm. of Committee of Protestant Normal School, Montreal ; was first Pres. of Roy. So. of Canada, instituted 1882, Pres. of American Asso. for Advancement of Science 1882-3, and of British Asso. for Advancement of Science for 1886 ; is an Hon. or a corre- sponding member of many Scientific Socs. on both sides of the Atlantic ; awarded in 1881 Lyell medal of London Geological So. for original Geological Researches ; his most recent works are "Acadian Geology," "The Origin of the World," "The Chain of Life," "Fossil Men," "The Story of the Earth and Man," "Egypt and Syria," "Modern Science in Bible Lands," and other works : m. 1847, Margaret A. Y., da. of G. Mercer, Esq., of Edinburgh ; cr. C.M.G. 1881, K.B. 1884. McGill College, Montreal. DAY, Hon. Sir John Charles, el. son of the late Capt. John Day (49th Regt.); b. 1826 ; ed. at Fribourg and at Downside Coll., Bath; B.A. London Univ. 1845; Bar. Middle Tetnple 1849, a Q.C. 1872, a Bencher 1873, and Treasurer 1890; ap- pointed a Judge of the High Court of Justice (Queen's Bench Div.) 1882 : m. 1846, Henrietta, da. of J. H. Brown, Esq.; cr. K.B. 1882. 25, Collingham Gardens, S. W. ; Athenaitm Club. DEANE, Right Hon. Sir James Parker, P.C., Q.C., D.C.L., son of Henry Boyle Deane, Esq., of Hurst Grove, Berkshire ; b. 1812 ; ed. at Winchester, and at St. John's Coll., Oxford (B.C.L. 1829, Fellow of St. John's 18 , D.C.L. 1839); Bar. Inner Temple 1841, a Q.C. and Bencher 1858, and Treasurer 1873 ; appointed Admiralty Advocate 1868, Chancellor of Dio. of Salisbury 1871, and Vicar-Gen, of Province of Canterbury 1872 : m. 1841, Isabella Frances, da. of Bargrave Wyborn, Esq. ; cr. K.B. 1885, P.C. 1892. 16, Westbourne Ten-ace, W. ; Athenaeum Club. ! DE KEVSER, Sir Polydore, son of the