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KNIGHTAGE. 1860, L.R.C.S.I. 1861, and F.R.C.S.I. 1863 ; has been Surg. -in-Ordinary to suc- cessive Lords-Lieut, of Ireland ; is Ex- Pres. of Roy. Coll. of Surgs. , Ireland, and of Laryngological Asso. of Great Britain, a Member of Senate of Dublin Univ., Surg. to Meath Hospital, Con- sulting Surg. to Children's National Hos- pital, and Senior Physician to Hospital for Diseases of the Throat and Ear ; author ol numerous medical works : m. 1864, the Hon. Selina Maria Plunket, 6th da. of 3rd Baron Plunket ; cr. K.B. 1892. 4, Merrion Square Norlh, Dublin. SMYTH, Gen. Sir Edward Selby, K. C.M. G., son of the late Col. John Selby Smyth, of the Royal Scots ; b. 1818 ; en- tered Army 1841, became Capt. 1848, Major 1853, Lieut.-Col. 1855, Col. 1858, Maj.- Gen. i868,Lieut.-Gen. i877,andGen. 1882; retired 1885 ; has been Col.-in-Ch. Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-shire Buffs, the Duke of Albany's)sincei88i, and Hon. Col. Antrim Artillery, S. Div. R.A. since 1891 ; served as Brig. -Major to Forces in S. Concan and Sawant Warree country during campaign 1844-5, m Kaffir war 1851-2 (medal, men- tioned in general orders and promoted), j with expedition N. of Orange River 1852-3, and as D.A.G. and D.Q.M.G. to Forces in S. Africa 1854-60 ; commanded troops in Mauritius 1870-2, and administered Govt. there 1870-1 ; was Acting Sec. to Govt. in E. Provinces, Cape of Good Hope 1859, Inspector-Gen, of Irish Militia 1861-7, and D.A.G. in Ireland 1867; is a J.P. for Middlesex, Westminster, and for city and co. of Dublin ; commanded militia in Canada 1874-80 (thanked by Gov.-Gen. in Council for maintaining the peace of Montreal with 3,000 troops in July 1878) ; conducted an expedition across the con- tinent to Van Couver's Island over the Rocky Mountains 1875 : m. 1848, Lucy Sophia Julia, da. of Maj.-Gen. Sir Guy Campbell, C.B., ist Bart. [cr. 1815] ; cr. K.C.M.G. 1877. Derby House, Swtbury- on- Thames ; United Service Club. SMYTH, Gen. Sir Henry Augustus, K.C.M.G., son of the late Adm. W. H. Smyth, K.S.F. ; b. 1825 ; entered R.A. 1843, became Capt. 1851, Major 1863, Lieut.-Col. 1865, Col. 1870, Major-Gen. 1882, Lieut. -Gen. 1886, and Gen. 1891; served during Crimean Campaign 1855-6 (medal with clasp, Turkish medal), and during operations in Zululand 1888 ; was in command of R.A. in S. Dist. 1877-81, a member of Ordnance Committee 1881-3, and in command of Woolwich Dist. 1883-7 I commanded troops in S. Africa 1888-90, since when he has been Gov. and Com.-in-Ch. of Malta ; is a J.P. for Bucks : m. 1874, Helen Constance, da. of J. W. Greaves, Esq., of Plas Weunydd, Merionethshire ; cr. C.M.G. ' 1889, K.C.M.G. 1890. The Palace, Malta; St. John's Lodge, Aylesbury; United Service and AthcnKiim Clubs. SOTHEBY, Adm. Sir Edward South- well, K.C.B., son of the late Admiral Thomas Sotheby ; b. 1813 ; ed. at Roy. Naval Coll. ; entered R.N. 1828, became Com. 1841, Capt. 1854, Rear-Adm. 1867, Vice-Adm. 1873, an ^ Adm. 1879 ; was A.D.C. to H.M. 1858-67 ; received thanks of Parliament and Viceroy of India for ser- vices during Indian Mutiny 1857-8 : m. 1864, Lucy, da. of the late Henry John Adeane, Esq., of Babraham, Cambridge ; cr. C.B. 1851, K.C.B. 1875. 5- Park Street, W.; United Service Club. SOUTHEY, Sir Richard, K.C.M.G., son of George Southey, Esq.; b. 1808 ; organised a corps of Guides and was Capt. thereof during Kaffir War 1834-6 ; was Resident Agent to Kaffir Tribes 1836-7, and Sec. to High Commr. 1847- 50 ; present at battle of Boom Plaats between H.M.'s troops and rebel Boers ; and in 1848 was Pres. of War Tribute Commrs. to determine the fines to be paid by men who had been in rebellion ; was Civil Commr. and Resident Magis- trate of Swellendam 1850-2 and 1854-5, Acting Sec. to Govt. Cape Colony 1852-4, Sec. to Lieut.-Gov. of Eastern Dist. 1855-60, Acting Colonial Sec. 1860-2, Treasurer Gen. 1862-4, Colonial Sec. Cape of Good Hope 1864-72, and Lieut.-Gov. of Griqualand 1872-5 ; formerly Lieut.- Col. Comdg. Prince Alfred's Own Cape Vol. Artillery, from which he retired as Col. : m. ist, 1831, Isabella, who d. 18 da. of J. Shaw, Esq. ; 2nd, Susan M. who d. 1881, da. of A. D. Krynaurd Esq.; cr. C.M.G. 1872, K.C.M.G. 1891 Southfield, Wynberg, Cape of Good Hope Civil Set vice (Cape Town] Club. SPENCER, Gen. the Hon. Sir Augus- tus Almeric, G.C.B. [see B. Churchill]. SPOKES, Sir Peter, son of the late Mr. Peter Spokes, of Wallingford ; b. 1830; is a J.P. for Reading, of which he was Mayor 1869-70 and 1870-1 : m. 1852, Rebecca Sarah, da. of the late Mr. William John Silverthorne, of Brighton ; cr. K.B. 1872. Redlands, Reading ; 25, Chester Terrace, Regent ' s Park, N. W. SPRIGG, Sir John Gordon, K.C.M.G., son of the Rev. James Sprigg, of Ips- wich ; b. 1830 ; settled in Cape of Good Hope 18^8 ; entered Colonial Parliament 1869 ; was Colonial Sec. and Prime Min- ister of Colony 1878-81, Treasurer 1884-6, again Premier 1886-90 ; m. 1862, Ellen, da. of James Fleischer, Esq.; cr. K.C.M.G. 1886. Rondebosch, Cape Town. STAFFORD, Sir Edward William, G. C.M.G., son of the late Berkeley Buckingham Stafford, Esq. , of Maine, co. Louth ; b. 1820; ed. at Trin. Coll., Dublin ; was Prime Minister of New Zealand 1856-61, 1865-9, and in 1872 : m. ist, 1846, Emily Charlotte, who d. 1857, da. of Col. William Wakefield 2ndly, 1859, Mary, da. of Thomas Houghton Bartley, Esq., Bar.-at-Lav ; cr. K.C.M.G