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The Dictionary of Australasian Biography/Hocking, Henry Hicks

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Hocking, Henry Hicks, B.A., B.C.L., sometime Attorney-General, Western Australia, only son of Richard Hocking, of Streatham, Surrey, was born in 1843, and educated at St. John's College, Oxford, where he graduated B.A. in 1846 (second class mods., first class law and history); Vinerian scholar 1865. He became B.C.L. in 1867. Mr. Hocking entered at the Inner Temple on Jan. 12th, 1865, was called to the bar on Nov. 18th, 1867, and joined the Home Circuit. He was Attorney-General of Western Australia from 1872 to 1879. Acting Chief Justice of that colony from 1873 to 1874; Acting Chief Justice at Gibraltar from 1879 to 1880, when he was appointed Attorney-General of Jamaica with a seat in the Privy and Executive Councils. He married on April 1st, 1874, Elizabeth Mary, second daughter of E. A. Pittis, of Sydenham Hill, Surrey.