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!DEATH OF LORD PENZANCE.

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DEATH OF LORD PENZANCE. We regret to learn that Lord Penzance died On Saturday night at his residence, Eashing Park, near Godalming, after an illness of considerable lengths Lord Penzance (first Baron) was born in London, July 12,1816, and was the fourth son of the late Mr. Edward Archer Wilde, and nephew of the late Lord Truro. He received his education at Winchester College, and at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he graduated B.A. in 1838, and M.A. in 1842, was called to the Bar at the Inner Temple in 1839, and devoted his attention to mercantile and marine law, and went the Northern Circuit. He was appointed junior counsel to the Excise and Customs in 1840, Queen's Counsel in 1855, counsel to the Duchy of Lancaster in 1859, and a Baron of the Exchequer ih April, 1860, when he received the honour of knighthood. In 1863 he succeeded Sir Cresswell Cresswell as Judge of the Court of Probate, and Judge Ordinary of the Divorce Court, appointments which he retained until 1872, when he resigned owing to ill-health. He was sworn a Privy Coun- cillor in July, 1864, created a peer of the United Kingdom April 6, 1869, after which time he sat as a member of the Final Court of Appeal in the House of Lords; and in June, 1875, was appointed judge under the Public Worship Regalation Act (Dean of Arches), and judge of the Provincial Courts of Can- terbury and York. He unsuccessfully contested Leicester in the Radical interest in 1852, and Peter- borough in 1857. The late peer was a member of the Commission appointed to consider the feasibility of forming a digest of the Common Law, which he had shortly before advocated in an address delivered at the meet- ing of the Social Science Congress at York, and was also a member of the Commission of the Marriage Laws, a member of the Judicature Commission, and took a leading part in opposing the changes which aimed at a fusion of Law and Equity, and which were afterwards carried out in the destruction of the old Common Law Courts. Lord Penzance was also a member of the Ecclesiastical Courts Commission. Upon the abolition of purchase in the army he was a member of a Commission appointed to con- sider the claims of certain of the purchase officers, and shortly afterwards he was appointed chairman < of the Commission on Retirement and Promotion in the Army, and prepared the report which was after- wards in part carried out by Royal Warrant. He was chairman of the Commission appointed to re- port on the condition of Wellington College, and was also chairman and drew the report of the Com- mission which sat to inquire into the practices of the Stock Exchange. When Mr. Peel was elected Speaker of the House of Commons he took bis place as chairman of a Departmental Committee appointed by the War Officer to consider the position of Engineer officers in India. He took a leading part, in conjunction with the late Lord Redesdale, in opposing the abolition of the judicial functions of the House of Lords, aa opposition which resulted in Lord Cairns withdrawing the bill brought into the House of Lords for that purpose.

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