I. Sir George

Sir George, an English soldier, born in London in 1786, died at Walmer, Oct. 6,1872. He was the son of a saddler, and was educated at Woolwich. In 1802 he entered the army of the East India company as a lieutenant of the Bengal artillery. In 1841 he was made major general, and in 1842 received the command of the British troops against the Afghans. He forced the Khyber pass at the end of March, and on Sept. 15, after several battles, became master of Cabool. In 1843 he was envoy in Oude. After his return to London he received the freedom of the city and other marks of distinction, and a pension of £1,000 from the East India company, of which he was a director for two years. He was brevetted field marshal in June, 1870, made constable of the tower of London in December, 1871, and a baronet in March, 1872.

II. Sir Frederick

Sir Frederick, an English jurist, brother of the preceding, born Sept. 23, 1783, died Aug. 23,1870. He graduated at Cambridge in 1806, was called to the bar, and attained a wide reputation. He was attorney general in 1834-'5, and again from 1841 to 1844, and lord chief baron of the court of exchequer from 1844 to 1866, when he retired and was created a baronet.