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LORD KNUTSFORD

Sir Henry Holland, the popular Secw tary of St.te for the colonies, who has recently been made Lord Kndteford, is a man of singularly refined and genial countenance. So elastio m the step, and so smartly clothed the tail spare figure that one can withdiffiou ty realise that tbe latest addition to our new nobility has seen threescore and two summers. - His father, cays the *« Star," was the celebrated traveller and ladies 1 doctor ;bo the young Henry had a good start of life. He w» 8 original? put to study for the bar : and it is a curious fact that Mr Holland »nd Mr (<\ow "Vise mm) Cross should have started life together, and are now found m tho same Cabinet. They ocoupied the same set of chambers m Harcourt Buildings overlooking Temple gardens. A story is. told that at their installation therein the young lawyers decided to give a tea party. Muffins and toaat were provided ad lib * bat each guest whb asked to bring at least one pot of jam, which wee to be left on the premises. Need'ees to cay the invite was gladly responded to, and tbo future Cabinet Ministers started on their career with j inx enough to eweaten their lives for niaoy a day to come. Baron Knutaford is fortunate m. the matter of his Bpoial and private relationship*. His wife is a sister of Sir George Travelyan. v He has six children eaiviving, his two daughters beiog massed, and also tiro of his sons- one to a. daughter of Sir Wilfrid Laweon, and another to a sister of Lord. Aehburnbam, When ha came ; into the baronetcy he inherited a Urge fortune ; for it it said to be the rule of the English Court not to make a medico a baronet unless he settles £4000 a year on his son, and old Sir Henry had been m a position to make a stll larger provision than this. The new baron first entered the House of Commons for Midhurst m 1874, under an order issued by Lord Fgmont, who was then patron of that now defunct borough. Lord Kimta* ford has been twice married.

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LORD KNUTSFORD, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 1992, 9 November 1888

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LORD KNUTSFORD Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 1992, 9 November 1888

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