Lorca (anc. Eliocroca), a town of Spain, in the province and 30 m. S. W. of the city of Murcia, on both sides of the Sangonera or Guadalentin; pop. about 48,000. It has an ancient Moorish castle, which once caused it to be considered the key of Murcia. Among the eight parish churches the Gothic one of Santa Maria is the most remarkable. There are manufactories of powder, saltpetre, silk, coarse woollens, linen, leather, hard soap, and earthenware.
Lord Bexley. See Vansittart, Nicholas.
Lord Bexley Vansittart Nicholas, an English statesman, born in London, April 29,1766, died in Kent, Feb. 8, 1851. His father, who was governor of Bengal, perished at sea on the voyage to India in 1771. Nicholas graduated at Oxford, and was called to the bar in 1791. From 1796 to 1802 he represented Hastings in parliament. From 1804 he held successively the offices of Irish secretary, secretary to the treasury, and chancellor of the exchequer till 1823, when he was raised to the peerage as Baron Bexley. He was chancellor of the duchy of Lancaster till 1828, when he retired on a pension of £3,000. In default of issue his title became extinct at his death.
Lord Clyde. See Campbell, Sir Colix.
Lord Cochrane. See Dundonald, earl of.
See Abbot, Charles.
Lord Dorchester Carleton Sir Guy, a British general, born at Strabane, Ireland, Sept. 3, 1724, died at Maidenhead, Nov. 10, 1808. He distinguished himself at the sieges of Louisburg, Quebec, and Belle Isle, and was wounded in 1762 at the siege of Havana. In 1772 he was made governor of Quebec. On the nomination of Burgoyne to the command, he threw up his commission, but was appointed the same year lieutenant general. He succeeded Sir Henry Clinton as commander-in-chief in the American colonies in 1781, and was in command at the close of the revolutionary war.
Lord Dover George James Welbore Agar Ellis, an English author, born Jan. 14,1797, died July 10, 1833. He was the son of Henry Welbore, afterward Viscount Clifden; was educated at Christchurch, Oxford; represented various constituencies in the house of commons, and was raised to the peerage as Baron Dover in 1831. He was a munificent patron of the fine arts, and in 1832 was president of the royal society of literature. He wrote "The true History of the Man in the Iron Mask," "Historical Inquiries respecting the Character of Edward Hyde, Lord Clarendon," and a " Life of Frederick the Great." He also edited the "Ellis Correspondence," and " Horace Walpole's Letters to Sir Horace Mann."
Lord Kames Henry Home. See Kames.
See Dundas, Henet and Robert.