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712 KNIGHTAGE. London : m. 1862, Emma, da. of Thomas James Parker, Esq., of Sheffield ; cr. K.B. 1887. The Glen, Sheffield. STEPHENSON, Sir Rowland Mac- donald, C.E., son of the late Rowland Stephenson, Esq. ; b. 1808 ; ed. at Harrow ; knighted for services in securing railway communication in East Indies : m. ist, 1840, Marianne, whorf. 1882, da. of Lieut. Edward Hederstedt, R.N. ; 2ndly, 1883, Elizabeth, widow of J. Tindall, Esq. , of Scarborough ; cr. K.B. 1856. Holmfield, Rusthatl, Tunbridge Wells. STEPHENSON, Sir William Henry, K.C.B., son of the late Major Gen. Sir Ben- jaminCharlesStephenson.G.C. H. ; .1811 ; entered Treasury as a Clerk 1827 ; was Private Sec. to Sir Robert Peel, 1841-7, and Chm. of Board of Inland Revenue 1862-77 ! is a County Councillor for Mid- dlesex, Uxbridge Div. : m. 1838, Julia Elizabeth, who d. 1883, da. of the late William Richard Hamilton, Esq. [see B. Belhaven and Stenton, colls.] ; cr. C.B. and K.C.B. 1871. The Chestnuts, Uxbridge. STEWART, Sir Robert Prescott, Mus. D. , son of Charles Frederick Stewart, Esq. , Librarian of King's Inns, Dublin ; b. 1825; ed. at Trin. Coll. , Dublin ; has been Professor of Music in Univ. of Dublin since 1862, and is Organist of St. Patrick's and Christchurch Cathedrals, Dublin : m. ist, 1846, Mary Anne, who d. 1887, da. of Peter Browne, Esq. , of Rahins, Castle- bar, Ireland ; 2nd, 1888, Marie, da. of the late Joseph Wheeler, Esq. , of West- lands, Queenstown, co. Cork ; cr. K. B. 1872. 3, Trinity College, Dublin; 40, Upper Fitzwilliam Street, Dublin. STEWART, Adm. Sir William Hous- ton, G.C.B. [see Shaw-Stewart, Bart., colls.]. STIRLING, Hon. Sir James, son of the Rev. James Stirling, of Aberdeen ; b. 1836 ; ed. at King's Coll., Aberdeen (Hon. LL.D. 1887), and at Trin. Coll., Camb. (M.A. 1863) ; Bar. Lincoln's Inn 1862 ; was Junior Equity Counsel to Trea- sury 1881-6 ; has been a Judge of High Court of Judicature since May, 1886 : m. 1868, Aby, el. da. of John Thomson Ren- ton, Esq., of Bradstone Brook, Shalford, Surrey; cr. K.B. 1886. 51, Great Cum- berland Place, Hyde Park, W.; Athenteum Club. STOKES, 5/rHenry Edward, K. C.S.I., son of Henry Stokes, Esq., of Tralee ; I b. 1841 ; ed. at Dublin Univ.(B.A. 1862); i entered M.C.S. 1863 ; appointed Under j Sec. to Govt, 1869, Sec. to Board of) Revenue 1875, Member of Madras Salt Commn. 1876, Collector 1879, Sec. to I Govt. of Madras 1883, Ch. Sec. and additional M.L.C. 1886, and a Mem- ; ber of Council 1888 : m. ist, 1865, Janet, j who d. 1870, da. of William Stokes, Esq., M.D., D.C.L., of Dublin; 2nd, 1872, Helena Amy, who d. 1874, da. of Surg.- Gen. Samuel Currie, C.B., M.D. ; cr. C.S.I. 1889, K. C.S.I. 1892. Madras; Union and East India United Service Clubs. STOKES, Lieu t. -Gen. Sir John, K.C.B., son of the Rev. John Stokes, V. of Cobham, and R. of Milton, Kent; b. 1825 ; entered R.E. 1843, became Capt. 1854, Major 1856, Lieut. -Col. 1867, Col. 1873, Maj.-Gen. 1885, and Lieut.-Gen. (retired) 1887; served in Kaffir Wars 1846-7 and 1850-1 (medal) ; thanked by Com.-in- Ch. for gallantry in action of the Gwanga 1846, and for opening communication through heart of enemy's country ; ap- pointed 1851 D.A.Q.G. of Field Force, and aided in organising 3,000 Hottentot levies ; engaged in all operations Feb. to July, 1851, and repeatedly mentioned in despatches and gen. orders ; ap- pointed 1855 Ch. Engineer to Turkish contingent, and raised and organised the Engineer corps and train of that force ; employed in fortifying Kertch during winter of 1855-6 ; appointed May, 1856, Commr. to settle all affairs connected with breaking up the Turkish contingent (his decisions fully approved by Sec. of State for War) ; British Commr. for carrying out arrangement relative to Navigation of Danube 1856-71 ; appointed British Vice- Consul in the Delta of the Danube 1861 ; signed Convention for regulating navi- gation of mouths of the Danube Nov. 1865, and the Danube Loan Conven- tion April, 1868 ; appointed Aug., 1873, Joint British Delegate at International Commn. at Constantinople to agree upon a common tonnage measurement for ships of all nations, and to settle the dues levied by Suez Canal Co. ; sent to Egypt Jan., 1874, to report on all points concerning the Suez Canal ; and in Dec. , 1875, accom- panied the late Rt. Hon. Sir S. Cave, M.P., on his official mission to Egypt ; in Feb. , 1876, signed a Convention with M. de Lesseps, by virtue of which the Suez Canal Co. , with the concurrence of all European Powers, withdrew all protests against the Porte and gave entire effect to the recom- mendations of the Constantinople Commn. of 1873 ; appointed June, 1876, a represen- tative of Great Britain on Council of Suez Canal Co. (Vice-Pres. 1887) ; received 4th class Medjidie 1856, and 2nd class 1874 ; was Comdt. of Sch. of Mil. Engineering, Chatham, 1875-81, and D.A.G., R.E., at Headquarters 1881-6 ; appointed 1879 member of International Commn. to in- quire into dues to be levied for new works in harbour of Alexandria, and in 1880 a Royal Commr. to inquire into operation of law for measurement of ships' tonnages : m. 1849, Henrietta Georgina de Villiers, da. of Charles Maynard, Esq., of Graham's Town, Cape of Good Hope; cr. C.B. 1871, K.C.B. 1877. Good Rest, Hay- ward's Heath; United Service and Con- stitutional Clubs. STOKES, Sir William, M.D., son of