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Francis Janvrin, Esq., of Devonshire Place, W., and Jersey; cr. C.B. 1880, K.B. 1882. Stonehill, Upper Sheen, Surrey; Union Club. WHITEWAY. Sir William. Vallance, K. C.M. G. , D. C. L. , son of the late Thomas Whiteway, Esq., of Buckyst, Devon ; b. 1828 ; Bar. of Newfoundland 1852, and a Q.C. 1862; entered Colonial Parliament 1858, and was Speaker of House of Assem- bly 1865-9 ; was a Delegate to Ottawa in 1869 to negotiate terms of confederation with the Dominion of Canada ; in this year at a general election he was defeated in consequence of being in favour of con- federation ; again elected to Colonial Par- liament 1873 ! was Solicitor-Gen. 1873-8, and Premier and Attorney-Gen. 1878-85 and again since 1889 ; in 1877 was Counsel for Colony at Halifax Fishery Commn. (thanked by H.M.'s Govt. and by both branches of Colonial Legislature) ; retired irom political life 1885, but at earnest solicitation re-entered it 1889, since when he has again been Premier and Attorney-Gen. ; was a delegate to Imperial Govt. on French Treaty and other public questions of importance in 1879 and 1881, and on French Fishery Treaty questions 1890-91, when he addressed House of Lords : m. ist, 1862, Mary, da. of the late Rev. J. Lightbourne, R. of Trinity Church, Bermuda ; 2nd, 1872, Katherine Anne, da. of the late W. H. Davies,Esq.,of Nova Scotia; cr. K.C.M.G. 1880. Riverview, Newfoundland. "VVHITMORE, Col. Sir George Stod- dart, K.C.M.G., el. son of the late Major G. St. V. Whitmore, R.E. ; b. 1830; formerly Major 62nd Regt. ; served in Kafir Wars and Dutch Rebellion 1847-8 and 1850-3, and with Turkish Contingent during Crimean Campaign 1854-5 ; passed out head of the batch of the Staff College I 1860 ; was afterwards Mil. Sec. to Sir D. Cameron in New Zealand ; retired 1863, and became a M.L.C. of New Zealand, and Col. of Colonial Forces, in which capacity, after the Royal Troops were removed, he commanded, 1868-9, the Colonial troops during the campaigns which crushed the Maori Rebellion ; was two years Colonial Sec. and Min. of De- fence in New Zealand ; has four medals and 4th class Medjidie : m. 1865, Isa- belle, da. of the late W. Smith, Esq. , ol Poxeth, near Rugby ; cr. C.M.G. 1869, K.C.M.G. 1882. Clive, New Zealand; Army and Navy and Salisbury Clubs. WILBRAHAM, Gen. Sir Richard, K.C.B., son of the late Randle Wilbra- ham, Esq., of Rode Hall, Cheshire; b 1811 ; entered Army 1828, became Capt. 1836, Major 1841, Lieut. -Col. 1851, Col. 1854, Maj.-Gen. 1866, Lieut. -Gen. 1874, and Gen. 1877 ; was Col. 2nd Batn. S. Staffordshire Regt. 1875-81, when he was transferred to ist and 2nd Batn. Roy. Fusiliers (City of London Regt.) ; em- ployed on particular service in Persia KNIGHTS. 723 1837-9 ; served in Syrian Campaign 1840-1 (medal), and as A.A.G. throughout Eastern Campaign 1854-5 (medal, Turkish medal, Medjidie 3rd class, and Legion of Honour) ; was sometime Gov. and Comdt. of Roy. Victoria Hospital, Netley : m. 1846, Elisabeth Frances, da. of William Egerton, Esq., of Gresford Lodge, Den- bigh : cr. C.B. 1855, K.C.B. 1873. Rode Hall, Cheshire. WILLES, Adm. Sir George Omman- ney, G.C.B., son of the late Capt, George W. Willes, R.N. ; 6. 1823 ; entered R.N. 1836, became Com. 1854, Capt. 1856, Rear-Adm. 1874, Vice-Adm. 1879, and Adm. 1885 ; retired 1888 ; served in Baltic and Black Sea during Crimean War 1854-5 (medal with clasp, Turkish medal, Legion of Honour, and 5th class Medjidie), and in China War 1859-62 (medal with clasp) ; was a Naval A.D.C. to H.M. 1870-4, Ch. of Staff at Admiralty 1869-72, Sup. of Devonport Dockyard 1876-9, and Com.- in-Ch. on China station 1881-4, an( i at Portsmouth 1885-8 ; commanded Fleet at Jubilee Review 1887 ; is a J.P. for Middle- sex : m. 1855, Matilda, da. of the late William Joseph Lockwood, Esq., of Dews Hall, Essex; cr. C.B. 1861, K.C.B. 1884, G.C. B. 1892. 73, Cadogan Square, S. W.; United Service, Travellers , Wellington, Marlborough, and Arthur s Clubs. WILLIAMS, Gen. Sir John William Collman, K.C.B., son of John Williams, Esq., F.R.C.S., R.N., of Walmer, Kent ; b. 1823 ; entered R.M.A. 1842, became Capt. 1854, Lieut-Col. 1862, Maj.-Gen. 1877, Lieut.-Gen. 1886, and Gen. 1888 ; served on W. Coast of Africa 1851 (severely wounded, mentioned in des- patches) ; wab an A.D.C. to H.M. 1869-78; is a J.P. for Hants: m. 1856, Georgiana Isabel, da. of George Ingou- ville, Esq., of Jersey ; cr. K.C.B. 1892 Morelands, Purbrook, Cosham, Hants. WILLIAMS, Sir Monier MONIER-, K.C.I. R., D.C.L., LL.D., son of the late Lieut. -Col. Monier Williams, formerly Surveyor Gen. of Bombay Pres. ; b. 1819 ; ed. at E. India Coll., Haileybury, and at Oxford ; elected Boden Professor of Sanskrit in Oxford Univ. 1860 ; is a Member of Chief Oriental Societies of British India, Europe and Ameria, author of many learned Oriental Works, Hon. D.C.L. of Oxford, M.A., and Fellow of Balliol Coll. , and Hon. Fellovr of Univ. Coll., Oxford, Hon. LL.D. of Calcutta, and Hon. Ph.D. of Gottingen ; by his personal exertions, both in India and England, founded an Indian Institute at Oxford, which was opened Oct. 14, 1884 : m. 1848, Julia Grantham, da. of the late Rev. F. J. Faithfull, R. of Hatfield ; cr. C.I.E. 1880, K.B. 1886, K.C.I.E. 1887. Rnfield House, Ventnor, I. of W. WILLIAMS, Hon. Sir Roland Vaughan, son of the late Rt. Hon. Sir Edward Vaughan Williams, sometime a Judge of