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Grove, Sir William Robert.
Hon. LL.D. 1879. Only s. of John, Esq., and Anne Bevan, of St Mary's, Swansea.
B. June 11, 1811. Matric. from Brasenose College, Oxford, Feb. 6, 1829, age
17; B.A. (Oxford) 1832; M.A. 1835; Hon. D.C.L. (Oxford) 1875. Scientist and
Judge. Adm. at Lincoln's Inn, Nov. 11, 1831. Called to the Bar, Nov. 23, 1835.
Q.C., 1853. In 1856 appeared for the Defence of William Palmer, the poisoner,
in the great Rugeley murder case. Sergeant-at-law, Nov. 30, 1871. Judge of
Common Pleas, 1871-5. Judge of the High Court of Justice, 1875-8; of the
Queen's Bench division, 1880-7. Knighted, Feb. 21, 1872. P.C., 1887. President
of the British Association, 1866. F.R.S., 1840. Professor of Experimental
Philosophy, London Institution, 1847. Invented the Grove gas voltaic battery,
1839. Married, May 27, 1837, Emma Maria, dau. of John Diston Powles. Died Aug.
1, 1896. (D.N.B.; Sir F. Galton, Memories, 219-23; Foster,
Men at the Bar; Law Lists; Al. Oxon.; Boase, v. 52.)
Sir William Robert GROVE
Approx. lifespan: 1811–1896
Hon.LLD 1879
Only s. of John GROVE, Esq. of St Mary's Swansea, [ Glamorgan ]
s. of Anne Bevan GROVE
b. 1811:06:11
age=17 : Matric. from Brasenose College [Oxford] 1829:02:06
BA Oxford 1832
MA 1835
Hon. DCL Oxford 1875
Adm. Lincoln's Inn: 1831:11:11
Called to the Bar: 1835:11:23
Q.C.: 1853
appeared for the Defence of William Palmer, the poisoner, in the great Rugeley murder case: 1856
William PALMER
Sergeant-at-Law: 1871:11:30
Judge of Common Pleas: 1871-75
Judge: High Court of Justice 1875-78
Judge: Queen's Bench division 1880-87
Knighted 1872:02:21
P.C.: 1887
President: British Association 1866
FRS 1840
Professor of Experimental Philosophy: Sch: London Institution 1847
Invented the Grove gas voltaic battery: 1839
m. Emma Maria POWLES dau. of John Diston POWLES 1837:05:27
d. 1896:08:01
Refs: D.N.B. Refs: Sir F. Galton, Memories, 219-23 Refs: Foster, Men at the Bar Refs: Law Lists Refs: Al. Oxon Refs: Boase, v. 52.