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of the Merchants of London and Liverpool against the Bill "to Prohibit the Trading for Slaves on the Coast of Africa within certain limits" … at the Bar of the House of Lords,' &c., was published in 1799 [London], 4to.

He married, on 17 Oct. 1789, Anne, daughter of Captain George Phillips Towry, R.N., a commissioner superintending store accounts in the victualling office. Lady Ellenborough whose beauty was such that passengers through Bloomsbury Square used to linger on the pavement in order to gaze at her as she watered the flowers on the balcony (Townsend, i. 307), survived her husband many years, and died in Stratford Place, Oxford Street, London, on 16 Aug. 1843, aged 74. Her portrait, painted by Sir Joshua Reynolds in March 1789, was lost at sea while being conveyed to Russia. A later portrait by Sir Thomas Lawrence was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1813 (Catalogue No. 158). Ellenborough had thirteen children, seven sons and six daughters. Two sons and a daughter died in infancy. His eldest and second sons, Edward and Charles Ewan, are separately noticed.

The youngest son, William Towry Law (1809–1886), born on 16 June 1809, entered the army; he subsequently took orders and became chancellor of the diocese of Bath and Wells; he joined the church of Rome in 1851, and died on 31 Oct. 1886. He married, first, the Hon. Augusta-Champagne Graves (d. 1844), fifth daughter of Thomas North, second lord Graves; secondly, Matilda, second daughter of Sir Henry C. Montgomery, bart., and left issue by both wives. The eldest son, Augustus Henry Law (1833–1880), born on 21 Oct. 1833, after some service in the royal navy, followed the example of his father in becoming a Roman catholic, and subsequently, in January 1854, entered the Society of Jesus. After some years spent in teaching at Glasgow, where his genial humour, his sea stories, and his love for the navy made him a general favourite, Law was ordained, and was in the autumn of 1866 sent to the mission in Demerara, British Guiana. Returning in 1871, and professing the four vows in August 1872, he left England again, after an interval of a few years, for the Cape of Good Hope. In March 1879 he joined the first missionary staff to the Zambesi, and died at King Umzila's kraal on 25 Nov. 1880, worn out by starvation and fatigue incurred in the course of the expedition (Foley, vii. 439; Some Reminiscences of Father Law, Messenger of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, 1881, i. 333; Memoir of the Life and Death of A. H. Law, Lond. 1883, 8vo, 3 pts.).

Of Lord Ellenborough's five surviving daughters (1) Mary Frederica, born on 27 June 1796, became the wife of Major-general Thomas Dynely, R.A., C.B., on 10 July 1827, and died on 16 Sept. 1851; (2) Elizabeth Susan, born on 6 Sept. 1799, married on 3 Feb. 1836 Charles, second baron Colchester, and died on 31 March 1883; (3) Anne, born on 5 Dec. 1800, became the second wife of John, tenth baron Colville, on 15 Oct. 1841, and died on 30 May 1852; (4) Frederica Selina, born on 6 April 1805, married on 8 Aug. 1829 Henry James Ramsden of Oxton Hall, Yorkshire, and died on 16 April 1879; and (5) Frances Henrietta, born on 11 Feb. 1812, married first, on 8 March 1832, Charles Des Vœux, and secondly, on 29 Sept. 1841, Sir Robert Charles Dallas, bart.

[Lord Campbell's Lives of the Chief Justices of England, 1857, iii. 94–247; Townsend's Lives of Twelve Eminent Judges, 1846, i. 299–397; Foss's Judges of England, 1864, viii. 317–24; Lord Brougham's Historical Sketches of Statesmen in the Time of George III, 3rd edit. 1843, pp. 198–222; Memoirs of Sir Samuel Romilly, 1840; Diary and Correspondence of Lord Colchester, 1861; Pellew's Life of Lord Sidmouth, 1847; Life and Times of Lord Brougham, 1871; Spencer Walpole's History of England, 1878, vol. i.; W. H. Bennet's Select Biog. Sketches from the Note-books of a Law Reporter, 1867, pp. 7–17, with photograph; Law Review, iii. 8–16; Jerdan's National Portrait Gallery, 1831, vol. ii. with portrait; European Mag. lxx. 99–102, with portrait, lxxiv. 541–2, 546; Gent. Mag. 1818 vol. lxxxviii. pt. ii. pp. 565–6, 1819 vol. lxxxix. pt. i. pp. 83–4; Annual Register, 1818, Chron. p. 204; Annual Biography and Obituary for 1819, iii. 444 [442]; Georgian Era, 1833, ii. 316–17; Law and Lawyers, 1840, i. 15, 32, 193–8, 344–51, ii. 18–19; Lodge's Peerage, 1857, pp. 219–20; Doyle's Official Baronage, 1886, i. 673–4; Masters of the Bench of the Inner Temple, 1883, p. 85; Lincoln's Inn and Inner Temple Registers; Grad. Cantabr. 1856, p. 230; Cambridge Univ. Calendar, 1889, pp. 113, 409, 431; Official Return of Lists of Members of Parl. pt. ii. p. 206; London Gazettes; Notes and Queries, 6th ser. v. 326.]

G. F. R. B.

LAW, EDWARD, Earl of Ellenborough (1790–1871), governor-general of India, eldest son of Edward, baron Ellenborough and chief justice of England [q .v.], by his wife Anne, daughter of Captain Towry, R.N., was born 8 Sept. 1790. He was educated at Eton and at St. John's College, Cambridge, where he graduated M.A. in 1809. He was the author of the prize ode on the house of Braganza, published in the 'Musæ Cantabrigienses,' but he seems to have conceived the lowest opinion of the tutors of Cambridge generally. His tutor was John Bird Sumner, afterwards archbishop of Canter-