fc Min. of Public Instruction 1879-81, since when he has been Pres. of Legislative Council; is a J.P. for N. S. Wales and Queensland, and a Director of the National Bank ; administered Govt. May to Nov. 1883, April to Dec. 1886, and Oct. 1888 to May 1889 : m. 1865, Cecilia Jessie, who d. 1885, da. of the late Archibald Mos- man, Esq., of Armidale, N.S.W. : cr. K.C.M.G. 1881. Oakwal, Brisbane; Queensland (Brisbane], and Union (Syd- ney) Clubs. PALMER, Sir El win Mitford, ' K.C.M.G., son of Edward Palmer, Esq.; b. 1852 ; served in Indian Financial Depart. 1871-85, and was Director-Gen, of Ac- counts in Egypt 1885-9, since when he has been Financial Adviser to the Khedive ; has Grand Cordon of the Medjidie : m. 1881, Mary, da. of Major Herbert C. Clogstoun, V.C. ; cr. C.M.G. 1888, K.C.M.G. 1892. Cairo, E^ypl. PARKE, Gen. Sir William, K.C.B., son of the late Charles Parke, Esq. , of Henbury, Dorset ; d. 1822 ; ed. at Eton ; entered Army 1840, became Capt. 1849, Major 1854, Lieut. -Col. 1855, Col. 1859, Maj.-Gen. 1868, Lieut. -Gen. 1877, Hon. Gen. (retired) 1882, and Col. 2nd Batn. Worcestershire Regt. 1883 ; served in Crimean Campaign 1855, in command of 72nd Highlanders (medal with clasp, Legion of Honour, Sardinian and Turkish medals, and 5th class Medjidie), and in Indian Mutiny Campaign 1857-9, in com- mand of 2nd Brig, of Rajpootana Field Force (thanked by Gov.-Gen. , and by Gov. of Bombay in Council, and medal with clasp) ; is a J. P. for Dorset ; formerly an A.D.C. to H.M. : m. 1865, Anna, da. of the late Major-Gen. William Nepean ; cr. C.B. 1859, K.C.B. 1887. Thornhill, Stalbridge, Dorset ; United Service and Army and Navy Clubs. PARKER, Sir Henry Watson, son of the late John Goodhand Parker, Esq., of! Kingston-upon-Hull, and of York; /;. 1825; admitted a Solicitor 1853 ; was Vice- Pres. | of Incorporated Law So. 1885-6, and Pres. [ 1886-7; was a member of Roy. Commn. on j Loss of Life at Sea; is partner in the legal firm of Parker, Garrett and Parker, solicitors, of St. Michael's Alley, Cornhill, E.G. : m. 1852, Marian, da. of the late James Rorauer, Esq. , of the Treasury ; cr. K.B. 1887. 10, Rosslyn Hill, Hampstead, N. W. ; City of London Club. PARKES, Sir Henry, G.C.M.G., son of Thomas Parkes, Esq., a Warwickshire farmer ; b. 1815 ; emigrated to N. S. Wales 1839 ; was some years engaged in business in Sydney, and in the early days of his Colonial life underwent many trials ; 'founded in 1849 the Empire daily news- paper, and conducted it until 1857 ; in 1854 was elected M.L.C. for Sydney ; in 1856 was returned as Member for Sydney, and was M.L.A. for E. Div. of Sydney 1858-61 ; was Commr. of Emigration in KNIGHTS. 693 England 1861-3 ; again returned to Parlia- ment 1864 ; was Colonial Sec. 1866-8, Pres. of Council of Education 1866-70, Colonial Sec. and Premier 1872-5. Premier March till Aug. 1877, Colonial Sec. and Premier 1878-83, and 1887-91, and Pres. of Australasian Federation Convention 1891 ; has the gold medal of the Cobden Club ; refused in 1876 the honour of C.M.G. ; is a Com. of the Crown of Italy : m. 1835, Miss Clarinda Varney, who d. 1888; cr. K.C.M.G. 1877, G.C.M.G. 1888. Faulcon Bridge, Blue Mountains, N.S. Wales. PARRATT, Sir Walter, son of Thomas Parratt, Esq., of Huddersfield ; b. 1841 ; is Organist to H.M. and to St. George's Chapel, Windsor ; cr. K.B. 1892. The Cloisters, Windsor. PATON, Sir Joseph Noel, LL.D , K.S.A., son of Joseph N. Paton, Esq., of Wooer's- Alley, Dunfermline ; b. 1821 ; LL.D. Edinburgh ; admitted a student of Roy. Acad. London, 1843 ; gained one of thethreepremiumsawarded at Westminster Hall Competition, 1845, with his cartoon "Spirit of Religion ;" his large oil-painting " Christ Bearing the Cross," and a small painting " Reconciliation of Oberon and Titania," gained a prize of 300 in second class, 1847 ; elected an Associate of Royal Scottish Academy 1846, and an Academician 1850; appointed H.M. 's Lim- ner for Scotland 1865 ; is a D.L. for City and County of City of Edinburgh : tn. 1858, Margaret, da. of Alexander Ferrier, Esq., of Bloomhill, co. Dumbarton ; cr. K. B. 1867. 33, George Square, Edinburgh. PAUL, Sir Gregory Charles, K.C.I.E., son of P. J. Paul, Esq. ; b. 1831 ; ed. at King's Coll., London, and at Trin. Coll., Camb. (B.A. 1853); Bar. Inner Temple 1855 ; is Advocate-Gen. Bengal, and a M.L.C. of Lieut.-Gov. of Bengal : m. 1861, Alice E. ( da. of P.John, Esq. ; cr. C.I.E. 1878, K.C.I. E. 1888. 3, Park Street, Calcutta. G. C.B. [see M. Winchester]. PAUNCEFOTE, Sir Julian, G.C.B., G. C.M. G., son of the late Robert Paunce- fote.Esq., of Preston Court, co. Gloucester; b. 1828 ; Bar. Inner Temple 1852 ; ap- pointed Attorney-Gen, of Hongkong 1865 ; was Acting Ch. Justice of Supreme Court of Hongkong 1869-72 (voted thanks by Executive and Legislative Councils of the Colony for his public services) ; appointed Ch. Justice of Leeward Islands 1873; was Assist. Under Sec. of State for Colonies 1874-76, Assist. Under Sec. of State for Foreign Affairs 1876-82, and Permanent Under Sec. of State for Foreign Affairs 1882-9, since when he has been Envoy Extraor. and Min. Plen. to U.S.A. : m. 1858, Selina Fitzgerald, da. of the late Major William Cubitt, of Catfield, Nor- folk; cr. K.B. !874, K.C.M.G. 1880, C.B. 1880, G.C.M.G.iSSs, K.C.B.i888,G.C.B.
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