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o. Mayo.
Fourth son of Peregrine Birch, Esq., of The Priory,
Forest Row, Susses (Sth son of the late AVyrley Birch,
Esq., of Wretham Hall, Norfolk), who d. 1898, by
Anna Charlotte, who d. 1901, dau. of the late Gen.
James Grant, C.B., formerly 18th Hussars; b. 1857.
Mr. Birch is a J.P. for co. Mayo and was High Sheriff
1915. — Massbrook, CrosSTiwlma, co. Mayo; Junior
Carlton Club, s.w. ; Kildare Street Club, Dablin.

BIRCH, Henet William, Esq., of The Grove,
Berks ; and of Loudwater, Hertfordshire.

Second son of John William Birch, Esq., who d. 1897,
by Jxdia, who d. 1917, elder dau. of the late Joseph
Arden, Esq., of Rickmansworth Park, Herts ; b. 1854;
m. 1897 Hazeltine, dau. of E. Anson Yates, Esq.
Mr. Birch inherited Loudwater under the will of his
maternal grandfather, and the estate of The Grove, Old
Windsor, under the will of Miss Thackeray, in 1879. —
The Grove, Old Windsor ; Loudwater, Eickmansworth ;
Garrick Club, w.c.

BIRCH, Mrs., of The Grange, Lympstone,
Devon.

Emma Edith Malet, eldest dau. of James Grant
Lumsden, Esq., of Greys Lodge, Torquay, whorf. 1863,
by the Lady Mary, dau. of the Rev. Harry Grey ; m.
1864 Col. Charles Birch, of Lympstone, who was a
Col. ret. 4th Batt. N. Lancashire Regt., and who d.
1899, leaving an only son, Charles Grant Francis Grey,
Capt. S. Lancashire Regt.; b. 1866; killed at Spion
Kop 1900. — The Grange, Lympstone, S. Devon.

BIRCH. See Watts-Sussell.

BIRCH- REYNARDSON. See Eeynardson.

BIRCHALL, Major John Dearjun, of Bowden
Hall, Gloucestershire.

Eldest son of John Dearman Birchall, Esq., of Bowden
Hall, who d. 1897, by his 2nd wife Emily, who d.
1884, dau. of the late John Jowitt, Esq., of Harehills,
Yorkshire; b. 1875; m. 1900 Adela Emily, 3rd dau.
of Philip James Digby Wykeham, Esq., of Tythrop
House, Oxfordshire, and has had, with other issue, John
AVykeham Dearman (eldest son), b. 1901, and d. 1918 ;
and * Peter Dearman (2nd son), is being educated at
We.st Downs, Winchester; b. 1907. Major Birchall,
who was educated at Eton and at New Coll., Oxford, is a
J.P. for Gloucestershire, and Major R. Gloucestershire
Hussars Yeo. ; elected M.P. for Leeds N.E. 1918.—
Hall, Gloucester; Junior Carlton Club, s.w.



BIRCHENOUGH, Sir (John) Henry
K.C.M.G., F.R.G.S.— Cr. 1916.

Second son of John Birehenough, Esq., J.P., of The
Elms, Macclesfield, who d, 1895, by Elizabeth, who d
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1892, elder dau. of the late John Taylor, Esq., J.P.,
of Macclesfield ; b. 1853 ; m. 1886Mabel Charlotte, 3rd
dau. of the late Very Rev. George Granville Bradley,
D.D., C.V.O., Dean of Westminster. Sir Henry Bir-
chenough, who was educated privately, at Univ. Coll.,
London (B.A. 1873, M.A. 1876), and at I'Ecole des
Sciences Politiques, Paris, is a J.P. for Cheshire, a
Member of the Advisory Committee of the Board of
Trade and a Director of the British S. Africa Chartered
Co., of the Imperial Continental Gas Association and
of .other Cos. ; was a Special Commissioner to enquire
into British Trade in S. Africa 1903, a Member of the
Tariff Commission 1904, of the R. Commission on
Shipping Rings 1907, of numerous Departmental Com-
mittees of the Board of Trade 1907-1914 and of the
Cotton Exports Committee 1916-16, and Chairman of
the Textiles Committee of the Board of Trade 1916.—
Brooks's, Athenaum, and Carlton Clubs, s.w. ; 79,
Eccleston Square, s.w.

BIRCHENOUGH, Mrs.,of Pontruffydd, Flint-
shire.
Eileen Moncrieffe, only child of Capt. Arthur Bennett
Mesham, 1st R. Dragoons, who d.v.p. 1891, by
Georgina Mary (who m. 2ndly 1895, as his 2nd wife,
Sir William Michael Curtis, 4th Bart., of Caynham
Court, Shropshire, who d. 1916), youngest dau. of the
late Col. John Stanley Howard, of Ballina Park, co.
Wicklow. Mrs. Birehenough, who s. her grandfather
Col. Arthur Mesham, J.P. and D.L., Hon. Col. Den-
bighshire Hussars Yeo., late Capt. 1st R. Dragoons,
1918, and is Patron of 1 living and alternate Patron
of another, m. 1915 William Taylor Birehenough, Esq.,
and has a dau., Sheelah Moncrieffe: — Pontruffydd,
TrefnantE.8.0., N.Wales.

-f BIRD, Emily Ellen, Lady.

Eldest dau. of Major-Gen. Henry Dimsdale Manning,
Bengal Staff Corps, who d. 1892, by Margaret,
2nd dau. of the late Colin Lindsay, Esq., Bengal Civil
Service; m. 1872 Sir George Corrie Bird, K.C.I.E.,
C.B., a Gen. u.s.l. Indian Army, who commanded a 2nd
Class District, Madras, 1894-5, a 1st Class District,
Bengal, 1896-8, and the Punjab Frontier Force 1898-9,
and %vho was cr. K.C.I.E. 1899 and d. 1907.



BIRD, Sir James, Knt
Eldest son of George Bird



Cr. 1918.

;sq., of Blackheath, who
d. 1914; b. 1863; »«. 1891 Jane, dau. of the late
Henry J. Riley, Esq. Sir James Bird, who joined
the Staff of the Metropolitan Board of Works
1881, was an Officer of the London C.C. 1889-
1905, Deputy Clerk 1905-15, and has been Clerk since
1916. — National Club, s.w.; Oakjield, Oakcroft Road,,
Blackheath, s.e. ; County Hall, Spring Gardens, s.w. i

BIRD, Charles Pavin, Esq., of Drybridge
House, Herefordshire.

Eldest son of the Rev. Thomas Hugh Bird, Vicar od
Yarkhill, Herefordshire, of Drybridge House, who d.
1868, by Jane, who d. 1850, 2nd dau. of the late
Samuel Bell, Esq., of Hopton Hall, Norfolk ; b. 1847 ;
m. 1877 Agnes Alexandrina Banfield, 3rd dau. of the
late Rev. John Cole, Vicar of He Brewers, Somerset,
and Principal of Lawrence Mil. Asylunr, Sanawar, India,
and has, with otherissue, a son, * Charles John Gwynne,
Major Mil. Accounts Department, Indian Army ; b.
1878 ; m. 1902 Augusta Jane, dau. of Lieuc.-CoL
Frederick Augustus Smyth, Indian Medical Service,
ret., of Weymouth. Mr. Bird, who was educated at
Bromsgrove, and called to the Bar at the Middle
Temple 1869, was formerly in the Indian Civil
Service (Punjab), and is a Magistrate for Hereford-
shire. — Drybridge House, Hereford ; Herefordshire Club,
Hereford.



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BIRD, William Barrotx Montfobt, Esq., of
Eartham House, Sussex.
Second son of William Frederic Wratislaw Bird, Esq.,
of Wilmington, Kent, who d. 1886, by Fanny, who d.
1898, eldest dau. of the late William Bateman, Esq.;
b. 18.55 ; m. 1895 Martha Elizabeth, eldest dau. of the
late William Spencer, Esq., and widow of James Henry
Murray, Esq. Mr. Bird is a J. P. for Sussex and was
HighSheriff 1912.— £'arMa?)jflb«se, Chichester, Sussex;
Windham, and Carlton Clubs, s.w.



BIRDWOOD, Gen. Sir William Riddell,
G.C.M.G., K.C.B., K.C.S.I., CLE.,
D.S.O. — Cr. K.C.S.I. 1916, K.C.M.G.
1915, K.C.B. 1917, G.C.M.G. 1919.

Eldest surviving son of Herbert Mills Birdwood, Esq.,
C.S.I., J.P., LL.U., Indian Civil Service, who d. 1907,
by Edith Marian Sidonie, who d. 1912, eldest dau. of
the late Surgeon-Major Elijah George Halhed Impey,
F.R.C.S., Bombay Horse Art., subsequently Post-
master-Gen. of Bombay ; h. 1865; m. 1894 jeanetta
Hope Gonville, eldest dau. of Col. Sir Benjamin Parnell
Bromhead, 4th Bart., C.B. Sir William Birdwood,
who was educated at Clifton Coll. and at the K. Mil.
Coll., Sandhurst, is a Gen. Indian Army and a
Grand Officer of the Legion of Honour and of the
Belgian Order of the Crown, and has the Order of
the Nile, 2nd Class, the French Croix de GueiTe, with
Palm, and the Belgian Croix de Guerre ; was succes-
' sively Staff Oflicer, Brigade Major, D.A.A.G. and Mil.
Secretary to the Commander-in-Chief (Earl Kitchener)
in S. Africa 1899-1902 ; Assistant Mil. Secretary and
Interpretertothe Commander-in-Chief in India 1902-4;
A.A.G. there 1904-5; Mil. Secretary to the Com-
mander-in-Chief (Earl Kitchener) 1906-9; Chief Staff
Officer, Mohmand Expedition, 1908 ; .\.D,C. to H.M
King Edward VII. 1908-10 and to H.M. King
George V. 1910-11; in command of the Kohat Brigade,
N. Army in India, 1909-12; Secretary to the Govern-
ment of India, Army Department, 1912-14 and Q.M.G.
there May-Nov. 1912, and in commandof the Australian
and New Zealand Army Corps, with the temp, rank
of Lieut.-Gen., 1914, of the Mediterranean Exped:'
tionary Force and Dardanelles Army Oct. 191;
of the Australian Troops in France 191.5-18, and of
5th Army 1918-19 ; appointed M.L.C. of the Governor-
Gen, of India 1912, A.D.C. Gen. to H.M. King
George V. 1917, and to command Australian Forces
in Great Britain 1919. — Simla, India ; Dalkeith House,
Twickenham ; Cavalry Club, w.

BIRDWOOD, Prances Anne, Lady.

Eldest dau. of the late Edward Tolcher, Esq., R.N.,
of Harewood House, Plympton St. Mary's, Devonshire,
by Mary Brodrick Birdwood; m. 1856 Sir George
Christopher Molesworth Birdwood, K.C.I.E., C.S.I.,
LL.D., M.D., for over 35 years a Member of the
Council of the Society of Arts, a Vice-President
of the Silk Association of Great Britain and Ireland
from its founding, an Officer of the Legion of
Honour, Laureate of the French Academy, a Knight of
Grace of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem, and the
Author of several Official Reports and Handbooks, &c.,
on Indian Art, Antiquities, and Sva, who was on the
Bombay Medical Staff 1854-70; Medical Officer of
the H.E.I. C.'s S.S. Ajdaha in the Persian Expedition
1856-7; J.P., and Sheriff of Bombay 1864; Com-
missioner for Bombay at the Paris Exhibition 18G7 ;
on Special Service in the Revenue, Statistics, and
Commerce Departments of the India Office 1871-
1902 ; a R. Commissioner and a Member of the
Finance Committee for the Colonial and Indian
"-•"Exhibition 1886; Chairman of the Committee ofi



Indian Section at the Paris Exhibition 1889 and a
Member of the R, Commissions for the Chicago
Exhibition 1893 and the Paris Exhibition 1900, who,
with theassistance of Professor Chenery, Mr. Demetrius
Boulger, and others founded " Primrose Day ", and
who was er. Knt. 1881, K.C.I.E. 1887 and d. 1917.—
5, Windsor Eoad, Ealing, w.

BIRKBECK, the Hon. Lady.

Mary Augusta, youngest dau. of William George Hylton,
1st Lord Hylton, P.O., who d. 1876, by his 1st wife
Eleanor, who d. 1862, 2nd dau. of the late Hon.
Berkeley Thomas Paget, M.P. ; m. 1865 Sir Edward
Birkbecic, 1st and only Bart. (er. 1886), K.C.V.O., of
Horstead Hall, Norfolk, who d.s.p. 1908.— TAc Mill on
the Bure, Lamas, Norwich; 9, Wilton Crescent, s.w.

BIRKBECK, Major-Gen. Sir William Henry,
K.C.B., C.M.G.— Cr. 1916.

Youngest son of the late Joseph Birkbeck, Esq., of
Settle, Yorkshire ; b. 1863 ; m. 1905 Mabel, only dau.
of the late Alexander David Shaw, Esq., of New
Brighton, Staten Island, U.S.A., and widow of George
Lawrence Myers, Esq , of New York. Sir William
Birkbeck, who was educated at Wellington Coll. and
at the R. Mil. Coll., Sandhurst, is a Major-Gen. lute
1st Dragoon Guards and a Comm. of the Legion of
Honour and of the Belgian Order of the Crown ; was
Assistant Inspector of Remounts in S. Africa 18U9-
1902; Deputy Assistant Adjutant-Gen. for Mil.
Education and Training at Headquarters 1903-5 ;
attached to the Japanese Army J905-6 and Command-
ant of the Cay. School at Nethera%'on 1906-11, and
has been a Director of Remounts at the War Office
since 1912; has the Japanese Order of the Rising
Sun, 3rd Class. — Kaval and Military Club, w. ; War
Office, Whitehall, s.w.



-(-BIRKBECK, Capt. Benedict, D.S.O., M.C.,

of Stratton Strawless Hall, and Thorpe

High House, Norfolk.
Elder son of William John Birkbeck, Esq., F.S.A., J.P.
and D.L., of Stratton Strawless Hall, and Thorpe High
House, who d. 1916, by Rose Katherine, eldest dau. of
the late Sir Somerville Arthur Gurney, K.C.V.O., of
North Buncton Hall, Norfolk; b. 1886; m. 1914 Jac-
queline Harriet, only dau. of the late James Dalison
Alexander, Esq., of Oak Bank, Kent. Capt. Birkbeck,
who was educated at Eton and at Magdalen Coll.,
Oxford, and was formerly Lieut. Coldstream Guards,
and subsequently Capt. Coldstream Guards, Special
Reserve, is temp. Capt. and Acting Major Guards'
M.G. Regt., Lord of the Manors of Thorpe St. Andrews
and Haynford, and Patron of 2 livings. — Stratton
Strawless Hall, Norwich ; Guards' Club, s.w.



BIRKBECK, Henry, Esq., of Westacre High
House, Norfolk.
Eldest son of Henry Birkbeck, Esq., of Stoke Holy
Cross, Norfolk, who d. 1895, by his 1st wife Mary
Anne, who d. 1862, eldest dau. of the late Anthony
Hamond, Esq., of Westacre High House; b. 1853;
m. 1881 Ysabel Caroline, 4th dau. of the late Robert
Elwes, Esq., of Congham, Norfolk, and has, with other
issue, a sou, *Henry Anthony, M.C., Major King's Own
R. Regt. Norfolk Yeo. ; late Lieut. Eton Coll. Vol. Batt.
Oxfordshire L.I. ; educated at Eton and at Trinity
Coll., Cambridge ; b. 1885; m. 1912 Sybil, 2nd dau.
of the late Robert William Daker Barley, Esq., J.P.
and D.L., of Brampton Bryan, Herefordsliire, and
has, with other issue, a son, * Henry, b 1915. Mr.
Birkbeck, who was educated at Eton, is Patron of S
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livings, and was on the roll fur High .^heriiF of Nor-
folk for 1905. — Wesiaerc High House, near Swaffham ;
Brooks's Club, s.^w.

BIRKBECK, Mrs., of Anley, Yorkshire.

Rachel Wilhelmiua, dau. of the late George Stansfeld,
Esq. ; m. 1867 John Birkbeck, Esq., of Anley, a
Magistrate for the W. Hiding of Yorkshire, who d.
1892, leaving, with other issue, * John, a Magistrate
for the W. Biding of Yorkshire, an Hon. Capt. in
the Army, and Lieut.-Col. Territorial Force Reserve,
serving on the Gen. Staff, late Comm. 6th Batt. Dnke
of Wellington's W. Eiding Eegt. ; formerly Capt. 4th
Batt. The Cameronians ; b. 1872; m. 1903 Helen
Muriel, younger dau. of James Braithwaite, Esq., M.D.,
of Little Wood House, Leeds, and has a son, *JohD, b.
1905. — Anlei/, near Settle.

BIRKENHEAD, Lord (Frederick Edwin
Smith, P.O.).— Cr. 1919.

Eldest son of Frederick Smith, Esq., Barrister-at-Law,
of Birkenhead, who d. 1889, by Elizabeth, dau. of the
late Edwin Taylor, Esq., of Birkenhead ; b. 1872 ; vi.
1901 Margaret Eleanor, 2nd dau. of the late Rev.
Henry Furneaux, Fellow of O.C.C., Oxford. Lord
Birkenhead, who was educated at Birkenhead School
andatWadham Coll., Oxford (B.A. 1895, M.A. and
B.C.L. 1898, Hon. Fellow 1912, Hon. Fellow of
Merton Coll. 1919), called to the Bar at Gray's Inn
1899, appointed a K.C. and elected a Bencher 1908, is
Capt. T.b". Reserve, late Oxfordshire Hussars Yeo. and
temp. Lieut.-Col. in the Army ; was President of the
Oxford Union 1893 ; Fellow of and Lecturer at Merton
Coll. 1896; Lecturer at Oriel Coll. 1897; Extension
Lecturer in Modern History at Oxford Univ. 1898 and
at Victoria Univ. 1900 ; Examiner in Final Schools at
OxfordUniv. 1899-1900 ; Director of the Press Bureau
Aug.-Sept. 19U; a Gen. Staff OfEcer, with the temp.
rank of Major, 1914-15; Solicitor-Gen. May-Nov.
1915 and Alitorney-Gen. Nov. 1916-1919; appointed
Lord Chancellor 1919; sat as M.P. for the Walton
Div. of Liverpool 1906-18 and for the W. Derby Div.
1918-19.— Charlton, Banbury; Marlborough, Pratt's,
Carlton, and Union Clubs, s.w. ; Conservative, and
Palatine Clubs, Liverpool.
Heir, his son Freaeriok, b. 1907.

BIRKETT, Sir Thomas William, Knt,— Or.
1918.

Eldest son of James Birkett, Esq., of Grassendale,
Liverpool, who d. 1912, by Amelia Tryphena, dau. of
the late G. A. Tilney, Esq., J.P., of Somerset ; b. 1871 ;
m. 1910 Dorothy Nina, dau. of the late C. H. B.
Forbes, Esq., formerly of Kingairloch, Argyllshire.
Sir Thomas Birkett, who was educated at Cheltenham
Coll., and was an Additional Member of Bombay
Legislative Council 1916, and of the Viceroy's Council
1917, and Sheriff of Bombay 1917, is head of Messrs.
Killick, Nixon & Co., Bombay. — Pali Hill, Bandra,
Bombay, India; Sports', Cocoa Tree, and R. Automobile
Clubs, s.w. ; City of London Club, e.c. ; Byculla, and
S. Bombay Yacht Clubs, Bombay.

BIRKIN, Sir Thomas Isaac, Bart., of Rud-
dington Grange, Nottinghamshire. — Cr.
1905.

Younger son of Richard Birkin, Esq., J.P., of Aspley
Hall, Notts, who d. 1870, by Mary Ann, dau. of the
late Thomas Walker, Esq., of Trowell, Notts; b. 1831 ;
m. 1856 Harriet, youngest dau. of the late Matthew
Tebbutt, Esq., of Bluntisham, Huntingdonshire. Sir
Thomas Birkin, who was formerly Capt. 3rd Vol.
Batt. Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Eegt., is a J.P.
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and D.L. for Notts (High Sheriff 1892).— Euddiiigton
Grange, near Nottingham ; Reform Club, s.w.

Heir, bis son Thomrs Stanley, a Magistrate for Nottingham-
shire (High Sheria 1915); eiJocateri at Wellington Coll.;
b. 1867; m. 1894 the Hon. Margaret Diana Hopctoun.
youngest dau. of the late Capt. the Hon. Henry Weyland
Chetwynd, R.N., and has had, with other issue, Thomas
Richard Chetwynd (eldest son), Lieut. 7th Dragoon Guards
and R. Flviug Corps ; late Lieut. S. Notts Hajsars Yeo. ; 6.
1895, and killed in action 1917 ; and • Henry Ralph Stanley
(2ud sou), Lieut. R. Warwickshire Regt., late 7th Batt.
Sherwood Focesters (Nottiughamshire and Derbyshire
Regt.) and R. Flying Corps; b. 1896.

BIRKMYRE, Sir Archibald, Knt., C.B.E.—
Cr. 1917.

Youngest son of Henry Birkmyre, Esq., of Port
Glasgow, who d. 1900; b. 1875; m. 1896 Annie,
eldest dau. of Capt. James Black. Sir Archibald
Birkmyre, who was educated at Collegiate School,
Greenock, is the Senior Partner of Messrs. Birkmyre,
Bros., Merchants, Calcutta, and an Additional Mem-
ber of the Council of the Governor of Bengal for
making Laws and Regulations. — 6, Clive Row, Cal-
cutta, India ; Oriental Club, w. ; Bengal Club, Calcutta.

BIRLEY, Charles Fair, Esq., of Bartle Hall,
Lancashire.
Eldest son of Charles Addison Birley, Esq., J.P., of
Bartle Hall, who d. 1908, by Gertrude Emily, who d.
1911, eldest dau. of Thomas Fair, Esq., Lytham,
Lancashire; A. 1889; m. 1917 Eileen M., dau. of Col.
Hubtrt Rouse, C.B., D.S.O., E.A., and has a son,
* Peter Rouse Addison, b. 1918. Mr. Birley, who
was educated at Winchester and at Ch. Ch., Oxford
(RA. 1913), is Lieut. Grenadier Guards. Special Ee-
serve, and Guards' M.G. Eegt., previously Capt. Duke
of Lancaster's Own Yeo., and Lord of the Manor of
Woodplumpton. — Bartle Hall, Preston, Lancashire ;
Guards' Club, s.w.

BIRLEY, Henry Langton, Esq., of Carr Hill,

Lancashire.
Eldest son of Thomas Langton Birley, Esq., J.P.,
of Carr Hill, who d. 1874, by Anne, who d. 1893,
eldest dau. of the late John Birley, Esq., of Wood End,
Cumberland; b. 1837. Mr. Birley is Lord of the
Manor of Kirkham.— Care Hill, near Kirkham.

Heir Pres., his brother Hutton {whom see).

BIRLEY, Hugh Arthur, Esq., of Moorland,
Lancashire.
Eldest son of Hugh Birley, Esq., of Moorland, J.P.
and D.L., and formerly M.P. for Manchester, who d.
1883, by Mabella, dau. of the late Joseph Baxendale,
Esq., of Woodside, Middlesex; /). 1846 ; m. 1874 Amy,
eldest dau. of the late William Henry Chichester, Esq.,
of Grenofen, Devon, and has, with other issue, a son,
*Hugh Ronald Chichester, 6. 1878. Mr. Birley, who was
educated at Winchester and at Pembroke Coll., Oxford
(B.A. 1869), is a J.P. for Cheshire, and Major and Hon.
Lieut.-Col. ret. Earl of Chester's Imp. Y''eo. — Residence :
Woodside, Knutsford ; Carlton Club, s.w.; Constitu-
tional Club, Manchester.

BIRLEY, Hutton, Esq., of Wrea Green, Kirk-
ham, Lancashire.

Second son of Thomas Langton Birley, Esq.,
J.P.,of Carr Hill, Kirkham, Lancashire, who d. 1874, by
Anne, who d. 1893, eldest dau. of the late John Birley,
Esq., of Wood End, Cumberland; b. 1840; m. 186*5
Alice Mary, who d. 1875, dau. of J. Henry Howard,
Esq., and has, with other issue, * the Ven. Thomas
Howard, was Vicar of St Thomas, Oxford, 1896-1908,
and has been Missionary at Korogwe, Zanzibar, since



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1909 and Archdeacon of Zigualand, E. Africa, since \
1911 ; educated at Eadleyaud at Cb.Ch., Oxford (B.A. i
1887, M.A. 1891) ; b. 186S. Mr. Birley is a J.P. for |
Lancashire. — ff'rea Green, Kirkham, Lancashire.

BIRLEY, Mrs., of Claridges, Surrey.

Margaret, youngest dau. of the Rev. Jarvis Kenrick, of
Reigate, Surrey, M'ho cJ. 1878, by Etheldred, -who d. |
1908, dau. of the late Christopher Hodgson, Esq. ; m.
1876 Francis Hornby Birley, Esq., of Claridges, a!
Barrister-at-Law, and a J.P. for Surrey, -who d. 1910,
leaving, with other issue, a son, * James Leatham,
O.B.E., temp. Major and Acting Lieut.-Col. R.A.M.C.,
and temp. Major R.A.F. ; educated at Winchester, at
Univ. Coll., Oxford (B.A. 1908, M.B. and M.A. 1912,
L.R.C.P. and M.R.C.S. 1911, M.R.C.P. 1913,F.R.C.P.
1919), and at St. Thomas's Hospital; b. 1884.— 6,
Glebe Place, Chelsea, s.w. '<

BIRLET, of Milbanke, Lancasliire. SeeMelloi:

BIRMINGHAM, Bishop of (the Right Rev.
Henet Russell Wakefield, D.D.).

Only son of the lato F. Wakefield, Esq., J.P., of
Broomfield, co. Wicklow, by Emily, dau. of the late
Leatham Howard, Esq.; h. 1854; m. 18 — Frances
Sophia, dau. of Henry Dallaway, Esq. The Bishop of
Birmingham, who was educated at Tonbridge School, at
the Lyc^e Bonaparte, Paris, at Bonn, Germany, and
at Cuddesdon Coll., Oxford (D.D. Lambeth 1909,
Hon. Fellow St. Catharine's Coll., Cambridge, 1910),
was formerly an Aid. of Marylebone (Mayor 1903-5) ;
Cnrate-in-Oharge of All Saints', Swanscombe, Kent,
1881-3; Vicar of St. Michael and All Angels with
Ch. Ch., Lower Sydenham, 1883-8 and of Sandgate
1888-94 ; Lecturer on English Philology and
Literature at the Crystal Palace School of Literature
1887-91 ; Rector of St. Mary's, Bryanston Square,
1894-1909 ; a Member of the London School Board
1897-1900 ; Prebendary of Finsbury in St. Paul's
Cathedral 1908-9 ; Vicar of St. Mary-in-the-Marsh
and Dean of Norwich 1909-11, and Select Preacher
at Cambridge 1910 ; consecrated Bishop of Bir-
mingham 1911; is Chaplain, 1st Class, Territorial
Force, and Patron of 2 Archdeaconries, 24 Hon.
Canonries and 35 livings. — Bishop's Croft, Birming-
ham.

BIRNEY, Col. Chaeles Folliot, D.S.O., of
Redcastle, and Glenswinton, Stewartry of
Kirkcudbright.
Second son of Col. John Birney, R. (Bengal) E., of
Redcastle, and Glenswinton, and of Oakley, co. Down, j
who d. 1901, by Mary Louisa, who d. 1918, elder dau.
of the late Gen. the Hon. Sir Henry Ramsay, K.C.S.I., j
C.B. ; b. 1878; s. his nephew John Gordon Birney, j
Esq., Lieut. Highland L.I. (who was killed in action),
at Redcastle, 1917; m. 1910 Rachel Dorothy Dallas,
eldest dau. of the late Lieut.-Col. John Tasman Waddell
Leslie, CLE. Col. Birney, who was educated at
Marlborough, is Major and Brevet Lieut.-Col. R.E.
and a Deputy Director of Transportation, with the
temp, rank of Col. — c/o Messrs. Campbell ^- Campbell,
25, Ainslie Place, Edinburgh; Army and Navy
Club, s.w.

BIRRELL, the Right Hon. Augustine, K.C,
LL.D.

Youngest eon of the Rev. Charles Mitchell BirreU, a
i Nonconformist Minister, of Liverpool, who d. 1880, by
i Harriet Jane, who d. 1863, 2nd dau. of the late Rev.
U Henry Grey, D.D., of Free St. Mary's, Edinburgh;



3rd dau. of the late Archibald Mirrielees, Esq., of
St. Petersburg; 2ndly 1888 Eleanor Mary Bertha,
who (i. 1915, only dau. of the late Frederick Locker
(afterwards Loeker-Lampson), Esq., and widow of the
Hon. Lionel Tennyson. Mr. BirreU, who was educated
at Amersham Hall School and at Trinity Hall, Cam-
bridge (B.A. 1873, Hon. Fellow 1899, Hon. LL.D. St.
Andrews 1895 and Liverpool 1909, Hon. D.Litt. Bristol
1912), called to the Bar at the Inner Temple 1875,
appointed a Q.C. 1894, and elected a Bencher 1903, is
a Magistrate for Norfolk, and was Quain Professor of
Law at Univ. Coll., London, 1896-9, President of the
Board of Education 1905-7, Lord Rector of Glasgow
Univ. 191 1-14, and Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieut,
of Ireland 1907-16 ; sat as M.P. for the \V. Div. of
Fifeshire 1889-1900 and for Bristol, Nortli, 1906-18.
— The Pightle, Sheringham, Norfolk; Athendum, New
University, and National Liberal Clubs, s.w. ; 70, Elm
Park Road, s.w.

BIRT, Lady.

Mary Ann Constantia, elder dau. of Matthew Watson
Thomas, Esq., of Walthamstow, Essex ; m. 1872 Sir
Wilham Birt, a Director of the Great Eastern Railway,
of which he was for 19 years Gen. Manager, Lieut.-
Col. and Hen. Col. late Engineer and Railway Vol.
Staff Corps, V.D., Deputy Chairman of the Metro-
politan Railway, a Chevalier of the Belgian Order
of Leopold, and an Associate of the Institution of
Civil Engineers, who was cr. Kut. 1897 and d.
mi.—Bricket Road, St. Albans, Hertfordshire.



BIRT. See Bradley-Birt.

BISCOE, Mrs., formerly of Holton Park,
Oxfordshire.

Frances Ethel, only child of Francis Neil Primrose,
Esq., of Bixley Hall, Norfolk, who d. 1864, by
Henrietta (who d. 1871, having m. 2ndly 1867 Major
George E. Halliday, late 82nd' Regt., who d. 1887),
3rd dau. of the late Col. John Sewell, of St. Albans,
Canada; m. 1884 Henry Stafford Tyndale Biscoe,
Esq., of Holton Park, a J.P. for Oxfordshire, who
d. 1911, leaving with other issue, a son, Robe


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