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OBITUARY.

? ? -©- LORD ROSSE. London. Ann- ?-i

The death is announced of the Earl of Rosse, in his 68th year (Laurence Parsons, Earl of Rosse, a Representative Peer for Ireland, son of the 3rd Earl, who was Presi- ! dent of the Royal Society, and built ! the famous telescope at Birr, and of Mary, daughter of John Wilnier

tfiekl, ot Heaton Hall, Yorks., was born at Birr Castle, Parsontown, King's County, in 1840; succeeded to i the title on the death of his father j in 1867; was educated at Trinity j College, Dublin; LL.D. 1879; and : Hon. D.C.L. Oxford, 1870; was Chancellor of Dublin University; Lord-Lieutenant since 1892; Gustos Rotuloruin, and J.P. for King's County; High Sheriff, 1867; a J.P. j for co. Tipperary, and one of the! Senate of the Royal Univeristy .of i Ireland. He was the author of j various scientific papers in the '?'Philosophical Transactions/' and in the ''Proceedings of the Royal Society.' London: the Royal Dub-! lin ' Society, of which he was elect- j ed President in March, 1887 ; the '. Reports of the British Association .' (Montreal meeting) : and in the ! Monthly Notices of the Royal As- ; tronomieal Society. Since 1896 he | was President of the Royal Irish ' Academy. Lord Rosse married, in 1870, Frances Cassandra, only daughter of the fourth Baron Hawke, and had two sons and one . daughter.) ? I

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