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OUR NEW GOVERNOR.

(per prebb association,) Wellington, November 7 The Government have recoived int'.ma--1 tlon that the Earl cf Onalow, formerly i Political Under-Secrotary for the colonies, I will eocoeed Sir William Jecvols as • Governor. f (Received November 8 12 30 p.m ) i London, Novembet 7. The Earl of Onslow, who has been appointed Governor of New Zealand, sails m February, via Australia. The name of tho new Governor of South Australia will be announced m nine ; days. Sir William Jervois retires, and will not receive a fresh appointment. The " Press " gives the following ptrtloulars with reference to the Govornordesigoata: — The Right Hon William Hilller Onsbw, fourth Earl and a. Baronet, was bo»n March 7th 1808, and is consequently thirty fire years of age, His Lordship, who was educated at Eton and at Ex ter College, Oxford, ancceeded to tbo. title m 1870, npon the death of his grtfndanolo, the third eatl, who died without leaving surviving male issue. The father of iha present peer was Mr Oeorge Aagunlns Oraoley (son of the Hon Thomas Oranley, second son of the second Earl by Mary Harriot Ann, daughter of Lieut General William F. B. Loftm) The present Lord Ouelow is High Steward of Gculdford, Surrey, near nhioh tawn Is the family seat, Clandon Park. He Is a Deputy-Dteutanant and J P. for Surrey, was Lord m Waiting to Her Ma* josty m 1880, reappoloted In Augast 1886 la 1875 be married the H.n Florence Baron Gardiner, and has Issue one son — Alex. Kiohard William Alan, Viscount Oranley, born August 23rd, 1876 > acd two daughters —Lady Gwendolen Floience Mary, born 1881; and Lady Dorothy Evelyn AugUßta, born 1885. On the formation of Lord Salisbury's second Ministry m 1886, Lord Onslow was appointed Poll* tfoil Seoretary to the Colonial Office, whioh appointment he. has held op to the Dreseat tlmo. His Lordship owns 13,488 ao es, aad the annual rental is set down at £10.782, although, as m the oaso of most real estate properties, it has been largely aff o.ed by ther ecent agricultural depression^ England. Lord Onslow's town house la at 7 Richmond Terrace, Whitehall, and he Is patron of six livings — West Olandon, Merrow, Bead, Wisley, Working and Ripley. back at the history of the peerage, it may be mentioned that L^rd Olslow is a descendant of Sir Thomas Foot, Knc. , Lord Mayor of London m 1619, who was orcated a Baronet m 1660, with special remainder to Arthur Ocslow, husband to his daughter Mary. The third Baronet, Sir Richard Ouslow, wa& Speaker of the Bouse of Commons, Chancellor of the Exoheqaer, besides eucoosbively filling other offices, and In 1716 was created Baron Qnslow. The fourth Baron was the son of Arthur Onslow, PC, M.P*, who was Speaker of the Bouse of Coirmons from 1827 61. This nobleman (the fourth BuronJ filled various distinguished offices, Inoludtng that of Lord of the Treasury, Treasurer of the Household, and a Lord of the -Bedohsmber, and m 1801 wm oreatod V-b---oount Cranley and Ear] of Onslow la the peerage of the United Kingdom^ He was suoceeded by his son Thomas, 2ad Earl, who m turn was suooeeded by his son Arthar George, 3rd Earl, who died In 1870 without surviving mile issue, »nd, as already stated, was eucoao<3ed by his grandnephew the present Ear';

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OUR NEW GOVERNOR., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 1991, 8 November 1888

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OUR NEW GOVERNOR. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 1991, 8 November 1888

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