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96 K.VIUHTAGE. received H.K H. the Prince of Wales on his return from India, Sir George Nares' Arctic Expedition on its return from the Arctic Regions, and the Earl of Northbrook on his return from India ; entertained Officers and Seamen of the French Squadron 1891 ; is a J.P., an Alderman, and a Merchant of Portsmouth, and a Chevalier of the Legion of Honour : m. 1883, the widow of Capt. Cleveland, R.N. ;cr. K.B. 1891. Shrov er Hall, near Cosham, Hants. PINSENT, Hon. Sir Robert John, D.C.L., son of the late Judge Pinsent, of Newfoundland ; b. 1834 ; received D.C.L. degree from Archbishop of Canter- bury 1881 ; Bar. Newfoundland 1856, and a Q.C. 1865 ; appointed by patent a M.L.C. of Newfoundland 1859 ; was Acting Attorney-Gen. 1869. and Solicitor- Gen. 1873 ; appointed a Puisne Judge of Supreme Court, Newfoundland 1880 ; has taken a prominent part in the public in- stitutions of Newfoundland ; author of a paper entitled ' ' Newfoundland our Oldest Colony," and various publications on the French Treaties (Fisheries) Question 1889-90: m. ist, 1856, Anna, da. of J. R. M. Cooke, Esq. ; 2nd, 1872, Emily Hetty Sabine, da. of the Rev. F. Wingfield Homfray, R. of Bintry-with-Themelthorpe, Norfolk ; cr. K.B. 1890. St. John's, Newfoundland ; Woodlands, Salmonier, Newfoundland. PITMAN, Sir Henry Alfred, M.D., son of the late Thomas Di.x Pitman, Esq. ; b. 1808 ; ed. at Trin. Coll., Camb. (B.A. 1831, M.B. 1836, M.D. 1841); F.R.C.P. Lond. 1845 ; formerly Lecturer on Medi- cine at St. George's Hospital, and a Member of Council of King's Coll., Lond.; is Consulting Physician at St. George's Hospital ; was Registrar of R.C.P. Lond. (Representative of that Body at Gen. Med. Council 1876-86) 1858-89, since when he has been Emeritus Registrar : m. 1852, Frances, only da. of the late Thomas Wild- man, Esq., of Eastbourne ; cr. K.B. 1883. Cranbrook, Bycullah Park, Enfield. PLAYFAIR, Lieut.-Col. Sir (Robert) Lambert, K.C.M.G., 3rd son of Dr. George Playfair, Inspector Gen. of Hos- pitals, Bengal ; b. 1828 ; entered Madras ' Artillery 1846, became Capt. M.S.C. 1858, j and Major 1866 ; retired as Lieut.-Col. ! 1867 ; was Assist. -Executive Engineer under Sir Michael Kennedy at Aden 1852- ; 3. Assist. Political Resident there under ! Sir James Outram and Sir William Cogh- ; land 1854-62, .Acting Political Resident ! there 1860-2, Political Agent at Zanzibar i with local rank of Lieut.-Col. 1862, and j Consul 1863-7, since when he has been j Consul-Gen, for Algeria ; author of numerous works on Natural History, Geography, and Archaeology of E. Africa, and the Mediterranean Region : m. 1851, Agnes, da. of Maj.-Gen. Webster, of Bal- garvie, Fife; cr. K.C.M.G. 1886. Algiers. PLOWDEN, Sir Henry Meredyth, son of the late George Augustus Chichele Plowden, Esq., B.C.S. ; b. 1840 ; ed. at Harrow, and at Trin. Coll., Camb. (B.A. 1863) ; Bar. Lincoln's Inn 1866 ; is Senior Judge of Ch. Court of Punjab : m. 1887, Helen, el. da. of the late Sir Cecil Beadon, K.C.S.I.; cr. K.B. 1887. Lahore ; Oriental Club. PLOWDEN, Sir William Chichele, K. C.S.I., son of the late W. H. C. Plowden, Esq. (sometime M.P. for New- port, I. of W.), of Ewhurst Park, Hants ; b. 1832 ; ed. at Harrow, and at Hailey- bury ; was in B.C.S. 1852-82, being some time Imperial Census Commr. for India, a member of Viceroy's Legislative Coun- cil, and a member of Board of Revenue for N.W.P. ; is T-P. for Middlesex and Dorset ; sat for Wolverhampton, W. Div., (L G) 1886-92, having been defeated there 1885 : m. 1862, Emily Frances Anne, sister of ist Baron Burton; cr. K. C.S.I. 1886. 5, Park Crescent. Portland Place. W.; Aston Rowan t House, Tetsworth, Oxon ; Brooks' s and Oriental Clubs. PLUNKETT, Hon. Sir Francis Rich- ard, K.C.M.G. [see E. FingallJ. POLLOCK, Hon. Sir Charles Edward [see Pollock, Bart.]. POLLOCK, Maj.-Gen. Sir (Frederick) Richard, K.C.S.I. [see Pollock, Bart.]. PONSONBY, Gen. the Right Hon. Sir Henry Frederick, P.C., G.C.B. [see E. Bessborough, colls.]. PONTIFEX, Sir Charles, K.C.I.E., el. son of the late John Pontifex, Esq., of Blackheath, S.E. ; b. 1831 ; ed. at Trin. Coll., Camb. (B.A. 1854): Bar. Inner Temple 1854 ; was a "Judge * Ine High Court of Judicature, Bengal 1872-82, and Legal Adviser to Sec. of State for India 1882-92 : m. 1881, Grace, da. of James Cooper Cooper, Esq., J P., of Cooper Hill, co. Limeiick, and widow of Thomas William' Gribble. Esq., B.C.S. , Postmaster-Gen, of Bengal ; cr. K.C.I.E. 1892. 5, Wetherby Gardens, S. W .; Atke- nceum and United University Clubs. POOLE, Sir James, son of the late Samuel Poole, Esq. ; b. 1827 ; ed. at Read- ing Gram. Sen. ; was Mayor of Liverpool 1887 ; is a Councillor for Liverpool, W. Derby Ward; cr. K.B. 1887. 4, Aber- cromby Square, Liverpool ; Junior Carl- ton Club. PORTAL, Sir Gerald Herbert, K.C.M.G., C.B.. son of Melville Portal, Esq. [see E. Minto] ; b. 1858 ; ed. at Eton ; was temporarily attached to Agency and Consulate Gen. in Egypt during bombardment of Alexandria and subsequent campaign of 1882 (medal with clasp, bronze star), and Acting Agent and Consul-Gen, in Egypt 1886, 1887, 1888, and 1890 ; went on special mission to King John of Abyssinia 1887 (officer of St. Maurice and St. Lazarus of Italy,