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KNIGHTS. 725 cr. C.B. 1877, K.C.M.G. 1881, K.C.B. 1885. AtheiHi'init and Junior United Sendee Clubs. WILSON, Sir Jacob, son of the late Joseph Wilson, Esq. , ofWoodhorn Manor, | Northumberland ; b. 1836 ; ed. privately, and at Roy. Agricultural Coll., Ciren- cester ; is a Member of Council and Hon. Director of Roy. Agricultural So. of ! England, a County Councillor for North- j umberland, Chatton Div. , and Director of the Land Depart, of Board of Agricul- ture ; has served on various Royal and ; other Commns. connected with Agricul- ture, andas Jurorat numerous Exhibitions: in. 1874, Margaret, da.of Thomas Hedley, ; Esq., J.P. ; cr. K.B. 1889. Chillinghain, Northumberland ; Salisbury Club. WILSON, Sir Samuel, 6th son of Samuel Wilson, Esq., of Ballycloughan, j co. Antrim ; b. 1832 ; was twice elected ; M.L.A. for Wimmera District of Victoria, and twiceforW. Province in Upper House ; has taken interest in acclimatisation, and in 1877 successfully introduced salmon into Australian waters ; author of ' ' Salmon at the Antipodes," the " Angora Goat," and i other papers on acclimatisation ; is a D. L. for Middlesex; was Vice-Pres. of] Melbourne International Exhibition 1880, and a Roy. Commr. for Fisheries Exhibi- j tion 1883 ; unsuccessfully contested Lon- j donderry co. (C) 1881, and N. Div. of| Buckinghamshire 1885 ; sat for Ports- mouth 1886-92 : m. 1861, Jean, da. of the Hon. W. Campbell, M. P. ; cr. K.B. 1875. Hiighcnden Manor, Burks ; i 10, Grosvenor Square, W. ; Ercildoune, j Mount Bute, and Marathon. Victoria;Carl- ' foil. Bachelors , and Constitutional Clubs. ! WINDEYER, Hon. Sir William 1 Charles, LL.D., son of the late Richard ' Windeyer, Esq., Bar. -at-law, and M.L.C. of N.S. Wales ; b. 1834; ed. at King's Sch. , Paramatta, and at Sydney Univ. (B.A. 1856. M.A. 1859, Hon. LL.D. , Camb. 1887) ; Bar. N.S. Wales 1857 ; appointed Crown Prosecutor 1859 ; sat in Legislative Assembly for Lower Hunter 1859-60, for W. Sydney 1860-62, and 1866-76, and for Sydney Univ. 1876-9 ; was successively Solicitor-Gen. I and .Attorney-Gen, in several Govts. and a Member of Commn. for Revising Criminal Law of Colony 1870, and Pres. of Public Charities Commn. 1873 ; has j been a Puisne Judge of Supreme Court j of N.S. Wales since 1879, and is also i Judge for Divorce and Matrimonial Causes and Dep. Judge of Vice-Admiralty Court; j is a Fellow of Sydney Univ. (Vice-Chan- cellor 1883-1887), Chm. of Council of ! Coll. for Women in Sydney Univ., and Trustee of Sydney Gram. Sch. and of Public Library: m 1857, Mary Elizabeth, da. of the Rev. R T. Bolton, V. of Pad- bury, Bucks ; cr. K.B. 1891. Lnhoorth, Roslyn Garde/is, Sydney; Tomago, Hunter River, N.S. Wales; Australian (Sydney] Club. WINTER, Sir James Spearman, K.C.M.G., son of James Winter, Esq., of H.M.'s Customs, St. John's, New- foundland ; b. 1845 ; Attorney-Solicitor 1866, Bar. 1867, and a Q.C. 1880 ; was Speaker of House of Assembly, New- foundland, 1877-8 ; appointed a M.E.C. 1879 ; was Solicitor-Gen. 1883-5, Attorney- Gen. 1885-9, ar >d a Member of New- foundland House of Assembly 1874-89 ; acted as Agent for Newfoundland at Fishery Conference at Washington 1887-8 ; delegate to London on French Fisheries Question 1890 : m. 1881, Emily J., da. of Capt. W. J. Coen ; cr. K.C.M.G. 1888. St. John s, Newfoundland. WOLFF, Riqht Hon. Sir Henry Drummond,' P.C., G.C.B., G.C.M.G., son of the late Rev. Dr. Wolff, V. of Tsle Brewers, Somerset ; b. 1830 ; ed. at Rugby ; was successively a Clerk in Foreign Office (1846), Acting Charge" d'Affaires at Flo- rence (1852), Assist. Sec. to Earl of Malmesbury (Foreign Sec. 1858), and Sec. to Sir E. B. Lytton, M. P. (Colonial Sec. 1858), sometime King of Arms of Order of St. Michael and St. George, Sec. to Govt. of Ionian Islands 1859, British Commr. on European Commn. for organising E. Rou- melia 1878-79, and Envoy Extraor. and Min. Plen. on a Special Mission to H.M. the Sultan of Turkey 1885 ; is a Knight of Belgian Order of Leopold ; unsuccess- fully contested Dorchester 1865, and Christ- church 1868 ; sat as M. P. for Christchurch (C) 1874-80, and for Portsmouth 1880-5, when he was defeated ; was Envoy Extraor. and Min. Plen. to Court of Persia, Consul-Gen, at Teheran 1887-91, and Envoy Extraor. and Min. Plen. to King of Roumania 1891-2, since when he has been Embassador Extraor. and Plen. to King of Spain : m. 1852, Adeline, da. of the late Sholto Douglas, Esq. ; cr. C.M.G. 1859, K.C.M.G. 1862, G.C.M.G. 1878, K.C.B. 1879, P.C. 1885, G.C.B. 1889. British Embassy, Madrid ; Athe- neeum, Carlton, and St. James's Clubs. WOLSELEY, Maj.-Gen. Sir George Benjamin, K.C.B. [see Wolseley, Bart., cr. 1744, colls.]. WOOD, Gen. Sir David Edward, G.C.B.,son of the late Col. Thomas Wocd, M.P., of Littleton, Middlesex; b. 1812; ed. at Roy. Mil. Acad., Woolwich; entered R.A. 1829, became Capt. 1841, Lieut.-Col. 1854, Col. 1855, Major-Gen. 1872, Col.- Comndt. and Lieut. -Gen. 1876, and Gen. 1877; retired 1881 ; commanded R.A. on*, Frontier during Cape insurrection 1842-3, (medal) the Artillery of 4th Div. in Crimean campaign 1854-5 (medal with three clasps, C.B., Legion of Honour, 4th class Med- jidie and Turkish medal), and the Field Artillery and R.H.A. of Lord Clyde's Army and R.A. at capture of Lucknow (mentioned in despatches, medal with clasp, and K.C.B.); unsuccessfully con- tested Durham (C) 1847: m. 1861, Lady