Collins's Peerage of England; Genealogical, Biographical, and Historical Volume 9

Collins's Peerage of England; Genealogical, Biographical, and Historical Volume 9

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1812 edition. Excerpt: ...of Dumfries, &c. and again for the same in 1807. He married Christiana, daughter of George F ullatton, Esq. and by her, who died in May 1804, has issue, first, Henry. Second, Georg_e._ Third, Elizabeth Crumpton, who married in September 1801, Colonel Callender; Fourth, _ Henrietta. _ I Third, Tliomas; now Lord' Erskine, of zbhom prerentvly. Fourth, Lady Anne-Agnes, who _died October 5th, 1804: Fifth, Lady Isabella, married, January,21st, 1770, William Leslie Hamilton, Esq. who died October 1780, Attorney-general of the Leeward Islands, without issue 5 and married, _secondly, April 23d, 1785, the Hon. and Rev. John, the last Earl of Glencairn, ' who died September 24th, 1796, without issue. Tnomas, third son, now Lon-o, E1ts1ams, a man, whose splendid career at the English Bar is familiar to the nation, originally embraced the military profession; but left it young, for a sphere for which his brilliant talents were adapted'; and retiring to Cambridge, and studying there for a short time, went from thence to Lincoln's Inn, qualified himself for an advocate in the Court of King's Bench; and being admitted to the Bar in 1778, immediately disti-nguished himself by his oratory, at the trial of Admiral Keppe, whence he rose almost instantly into full practice, and led the Bar, ' in all-appeals to juries, for nearly five and twenty years. _ It is impossible to describe the grace, beauty, and copiousness, of his eloquence; it was totally unlike any thing in the same sphere, -; either at, the time, before, ' or since. The silver tones of his voice, the lightning of his eye; the incessant' blaze of his imagery; his touching appeals to the heart; and his profuse command of language, overwhelmed every feeling more

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