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7oo KNIGHTAGE. late Capt. Hobson, R.N., Gov. of New : Zealand ; cr. K.C.I.E. 1887. 44, Lan- caster Gate, IV. ; 8, Great George Street, Westminster, S. V.; United Uni- versity and AthencEttm Clubs. RENNIE, Sir Richard Temple, son of .the late George Rennie, Esq., sometime !M.P. for Ipswich; b. 1839; Bar. Inner Temple 1860; was Judge of H.M.'s Court for Japan 1878-81, and Ch. Justice of H.M.'s Supreme Court for China and Japan 1881-91 : m. 1867, Marie, who d. 1874, widow of Thomas de la Rue, Esq. ; cr. K.B. 1882. 24, Ryder Street, St. James's, S. W. ; Reform Club. RlCE, Adm. Sir Edward Bridges, K.C.B., el. son of the late Edward Royd Rice, Esq., M.P., J.P., and D.L., of Dane Court, Sandwich ; b. 1819 ; entered R.N. 1832, became Com. 1850, Capt. 1855, Rear-Adm. 1873, Vice. -Adm. 1878, and Adm. 1884 ; served in China War 1842, in Burmese War 1852, in command of H.M.S. "Prometheus" against Rift pirates 1854, in Black Sou during Crimean War 1855-6; was a Naval A.D.C. to H.M. 1869-73. Rear-Adm. in Mediterranean 1876-8, and Com.-in-Ch. at the Xore 1882-4; is a J.P. for Kent and Hants : m. 1864, Cecilia Caroline, da. of the late Rev. William Vernon-Harcourt isee B. Vernon, colls.]; cr. C.B. 1881, K.C.B. 1887. Dane Court, Dover. RICHARDS, Vice-Adm. Sir Frederick Villiam, K.C.B. , son of Capt. Edwin Richards, R.N. (of the family of Richards of Solsborough, co. Wexford) ; b. 1833 ; entered R.N. as Naval Cadet 1848, became Com. 1860, Capt. 1866, Rear-Adm. 1882, and Vice-Adm. 1888; served as Commo- dore Comdg. Cape of Good Hope and W. Coast of Africa Station 1879-82 in H.M.S. " Boadicea," in Zulu War 1879 (medal with clasp), in Transvaal campaign 1880-1, and during Burmah War 1885 ; was an A.D.C. to H.M. 1879-82, a Lord of the Admiralty 1882-5, and Com.-in-Ch. of E. Indian Station 1885-8, and of China Sta- tion 1890-92, since when he has been 2nd Xaval Lord of the Admiralty : m. 1866, Lucy, who d. 1880, da. of the late Fitz- herbert Brooke, Esq., of Horton Court, Gloucestershire, and widow of the Rev. Edwin Fayle; cr. C.B. 1879, K.C.B. 1881. 121, Victoria Street, S. W. ; United Service and Junior United Service Clubs. RICHARDS, Adm. Sir George Henry K.C.B., F.R.S., son of the late Capt. George Spencer Richards, R.N. ; b. 1820; entered R.N. 1832, became Lieut. 1842, Com. 1845, Capt. 1854, Rear-Adm. 1870, Vice-Adm. 1877, and Adm. 1884 ; was an A.D.C. to H.M. 1869-70; served in H.M.'s Ships "Sulphur" and "Starling" on a surveying voyage in the Pacific and China 1835-42, present during China War 1841-2 (medal), as Lieut, of " Philomel " in opera- tions against Rosas on the Uruguay and Parana 1845-6, and in command of the small-arm men of that vessel at the capture (Nov. i8th, 1845) of the forts ofObligado ; commanded the " Acheron" on the survey of New Zealand 1847-51, and the " Assist- ance" in Arctic Expedition of 1852-3-^ (medal) ; as Capt. conducted the surveys of Vancouver Island and British Columbia J 857-63 in H.M.'s ships " Plumper" and " Hecate," and acted during the time as H.M.'s Commr. for the settlement of the Oregon boundary ; was Hydrographer of the Admiralty 1863-74 ; is Conservator of the Mersey : m. ist, 1847, Mary, who d. 1881, da. of Capt. Richard Young, R.E. ; 2nd, 1882, Alice Mary, el. da. of the Rev. Robert S. Tabor, of Cheam, Surrey; cr. C.B. 1871, K.B. 1877, K.C.B. 1886. 56, Lexham Gardens, V/. ; I'etcham, Surrey ; Athencettm and United Service Clubs. RICKEY, Sir James Bellet, K.C.I.E., C.S.I., son of the late Rev. James Richey, formerly R. of Nympton St. George, Devon; b. 1833; ed. at Exeter Coll., Oxford ; was in Bom. C. S. 1856-90 ; formerly a Member of Council of Gov. of Bombay: m. 18 , Blanche, da. of W. Perkins, Esq., of Somerset, U.S.A. ; cr. C.S.I. 1878, K.C.I.E. 1890. East India United Service Club. RIDGEWAY, Col. the Right Hon. Sir (Joseph) West, P.C., K.C.B., K. C.S.I., son of the late Rev. Joseph Ridgeway, of Tunbridge Wells [a descendant of Sir Thomas Ridgeway, of Torre Abbey, Tor- quay, who was cr. Earl of Londonderry 1622] ; b. 1844 ; entered Bengal Army 1861, becameCapt. 1869, Major 1880, Lieut. -Col. 1881, and Col. 1885 ; retired 1889 ; was suc- cessively attached to 2oth Regt., gSth Regt., Rifle Brig., 25th Ben. N.I. .and 3rd Goorkhas ; appointed by Earl Mayo to the political service 1869, and has been em- ployed in various political posts under successive Viceroys ; served in Afghan War 1879-80 (twice mentioned in de- spatches, medal and bronze star) ; ap- pointed an Under-Sec, to Govt. of India (Foreign Dept.). 188- ; commanded 1884 Indian contingent of Afghan Frontier Commn. (consisting of 1,100 men, 1,276 camels, and 774 horses) which he con- ducted to Panjdeh, 1,052 miles, at the average rate of 16 miles a day, without loss of life or property (thanked by Vice- roy of India and by H.M.'s Govt.) ; was in charge of Afghan Frontier Commn. May-Oct. 1885, when he was appointed Commr. for delimitation of Afghan fron- tier, and successfully negotiated its settle- ment in 1887 ; has been Under-Sec, for Ireland since 1887 : m. 1881, Caroline, da. of Robert Calverly Bewicke, Esq., J.P., D.L., of Coulby Manor, Yorkshire [see Gooch, Bart, colls., cr. 1746] ; cr. K. C.S.I: 1885, C.B. 1887, P.C. 1889. K.C.B. 1891. Under Secretary s Lodge, Dublin ; Naval and Military, Wellington, Ranelagh, Kildare Street, and Royal St. George s Yacht Clubs. ROBERTS, Sir Alfred, third son of