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OBITUARY.

The Eight Honorable William Page Wood, F.RS.

We take the following from the “ Men of the Time”; —Hatherley (Lord), the Right Hon. William Page Wood, F.R.S. (second son of the late Sir Matthew Wood, Bart., many years one of the Members for the city of London, and brother of the late Rev. Sir J. P. Wood, Bart., who died February 21st, 1866), born in 1801, was educated at Winchester and Trinity College, Cambridge, where he graduated in high honors, obtained a Fellowship, and was called to the Bar at Lincoln’s Inn, in 1827. He was one of the members in the Liberal interest for Oxford from August 1847 till December 1852; Vice-Chancellor of the County Palatine of Lancaster from 1849 till 1851; and was Solicitor-General from 1851 till he was appointed a Vice-Chancellor in December 1852. He resigned the latter post in March 1868, when he was appointed a Lord Justice of the Court of Appeal in Chancery, and sworn a member of the Privy Council. When Mr Gladstone became Prime Minister in December 1868, the dignity of Lord Chancellor of Great Britain' was conferred on Sir William Page Wood, who, on the 10th of that month, was created Baron Hatherley of Down Hatherley, Gloucestershire. On October 15th, 1872, he resigned the office of Lord Chancellor, in consequence of failing eyesight, and was succeeded on the woolsack by Lord Selborne. Lord Hatherly is author of “Continuity of Scripture as declared by the testimony of our Lord, and of 1 the Evangelists and Apohtles. ” Our cable" hews of to-day informs \is 6f : his Lordship’s death, which took place on the 9th inst.

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OBITUARY., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 393, 12 July 1881

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OBITUARY. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 393, 12 July 1881

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