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Thomas, who was collector and magistrate at Canara, on the Madras establishment; he married, in 1807, Emma-Mary, fourth daughter of William Money of Walthamstow, Esq., and died in 1824, leaving two sons and two daughters: 4. the Honourable Sarah, married to the Rev. John Hodson: 5. the Honourable Phoebe-Frances: 6. Charles, who was slain at the attack on New Orleans in 1815, at the age of twenty-one: 7. the Honourable Sybilla-Mary: 8. the Honourable Matilda: 9. the Honourable Mary-Jane; married, in 1822, to Francis Bradley, Esq.; and, 10. the Honourable Musgrave-Alured, in the civil service of the East India Company at Bombay. Lord Harris's will has been proved in Doctors' Commons. Probate was granted to the present lord, and the effects were sworn under 90,000l. It is well known that the deceased was in the frequent habit of boasting that he had been the architect of his own fortune. One of the clauses runs thus:–“To my estimable and much-loved daughter, Anne Lushington, and to her worthy husband and my highly esteemed friend, I leave 200l. each for a ring, or any memento they may choose of our mutual regard; and to each of their children who may be living at the time of my decease I leave them mourning rings, in the hope they may at odd times bring their grandfather to memory, and recollect that, under Providence, he imputes his rise from nothing to his affluent fortune to his economy and willing privation from self-indulgence through a long life.” In another part of this will, the deceased thus disposes of the costly jewels which fell to his lot in the distribution of the Seringapatam prizes: —“The jewels received by me, as part of the Seringapatam prize, I wish to entail as a memorial in the family of what Providence has done for it; and to that intent I bequeath the same to my said trustees. Upon the same trusts, the gold medal sent to Tippoo Sultaun by Louis XVI. of France, bearing very strong likenesses of him and his Queen Antoinette, and which being found among Tippoo's treasure by the prize-agents, (chosen by the army not only to take charge and to dispose of the booty taken, but to decide on the share each individual was entitled to,) was by them, in the name of that army, sent to me, requesting my acceptance of it.”
The “Royal Military Calendar” and the “London Gazette” are the principal sources from which the above memoir has been derived.
SIR JOHN HULLOCK, KNIGHT,
BARON OF THE ExchEQUER.
This distinguished lawyer was born in the year 1764, and was son of Timothy Hullock, Esq., of Barnard Castle, in the county of Durham, who died in 1805, at the age of 73. In early life Mr. Hullock entered at Gray's Inn, and was in due time called to the Bar, at which he practised upwards of twenty years, with the reputation of being one of the soundest lawyers in Westminster Hall. In his more youthful professional studies, he derived considerable advantage from the friendship of Mr. Lee", a barrister of some note in his day, who was very much struck with his intelligence and application. Mr. Hullock does not appear, however, to have had much practice, until after the publication of his work on the Law of Costs. This brought him into notice; and he rose by degrees to fill the second place (next to the present Attorney-General, Sir James Scarlett,) amongst the counsel on the Northern Circuit. We do not feel competent to enlarge on his peculiar merits as an advocate : we only know that it was his practice to grasp firmly the strong points of an argument, and rest his case upon them; instead of frittering away his strength, and weakening the impression, by an over-anxiety to anticipate every thing. Of the manliness of his character the following anecdote affords an undeniable proof: —
* Familiarly known as Jack Lee; the gentleman, we believe, of whom Wilkes observed, that no man was so well attended to at the bar of the House of Commons; the reason of which was, that he was continually abusing them. Mr. Lee's country-house was at Staindrop, Durham.
In a cause which he led, he was particularly instructed not to produce a certain deed unless it should be absolutely necessary. Notwithstanding this injunction, he produced it before it was necessary, with the view of deciding the business at once. On examination, it proved to have been forged by his client's attorney, who was seated behind him at the time, and who had warmly remonstrated against the course which he had pursued. Mr. Justice Bayley, who was trying the cause, ordered the deed to be impounded, that it might be made the subject of a prosecution. Before this could be done, however, Mr. Hullock requested leave to inspect it; and on its being handed to him, immediately returned it to his bag. The Judge remonstrated; but in vain. No power on earth, Mr. Hullock replied, should induce him to surrender it: he had incautiously put the life of a fellow-creature in peril; and though he had acted to the best of his discretion, he should never be happy again were a fatal result to ensue. Mr. Justice Bayley, not sorry, perhaps, to have an excuse for assisting the design, continued to insist on the delivery of the deed, but declined taking decisive measures until he had consulted with the associate Judge. The consultation came too late; for the deed was destroyed without delay, and the attorney escaped.
In the year 1816, Mr. Hullock was promoted to the rank of Serjeant at Law. During the few years that he remained Serjeant he was engaged in several important causes. Among others, he was retained by government to assist in conducting some momentous proceedings arising out of the disturbed state of the north. He also presided, with great ability, on the commission of lunacy respecting the Earl of Portsmouth, which sat a few years since.
On the resignation of Mr. Baron Wood, in 1823, Mr. Serjeant Hullock was promoted to the office of one of the Barons of the Court of Exchequer, — a situation which he held until the time of his decease, and the duties of which it is allowed, on all hands, he discharged in the most exemplary manner. As a Judge, he was “a man of sound discretion, great candour, temperate but firm, looking upon and expounding the law more in consonance with plain sense and popular construction, than bewildering the imagination and embarrassing the judgment with technical definitions and contradictory precedents. He read the statute with an unprejudiced eye, and applied its provisions with a liberal and learned spirit; making ample allowance for the infirmity of human nature, while he executed the duties of his office with a mildness which added grace to the decision of his character.” Some few of his judgments may, perhaps, not be universally assented to ; but for integrity, sagacity, and knowledge combined, he has not left his superior. “Multis ille flebilis occidit; ” but the poor at Barnard Castle, where he generally resided during the summer months, have the greatest cause to remember him, for he was to them a most liberal benefactor. Mr. Baron Hullock had arrived in Abingdon, as one of the Judges of Assize of the Oxford Circuit, on Saturday, the 25th of July, 1829. On the Sunday he attended divine service at St. Helen's church, Abingdon, in apparently good health; but in the course of that night he experienced a violent attack of cholera morbus; and after a severe illness of five days, he expired on the morning of Friday, the 31st. As soon as his death was known in the Northern Circuit, Mr. Justice Bayley addressed a letter to his Marshal (Mr. W. H. Walton), expressive of the heartfelt sorrow with which the intelligence had been received, and bearing testimony to the many estimable qualities of the deceased Baron. Mr. Baron Vaughan, in his Charge to the Grand Jury at Worcester, bestowed the following high eulogium on his departed brother: — “I had the happiness of knowing him very long and intimately, and of sitting by his side on the judgment-seat; and I hope also that I know how to appreciate his worth. As a Judge, he was, in every sense of the word, a loyal, a right, and a good one; a man of the most quick perceptions, of the most sound, accurate, and discriminating judgment; a man whose industry was indefatigable, and who was perfectly