Farnborough, Sir Thomas Erskine May, first Baron


Farnborough, Sir Thomas Erskine May, first Baron
(1815-1886)
   Born in London. Assistant librarian of the House of Commons, 1831; examiner of petitions for Parliament, 1847-1856; clerk of the House of Commons, 1871-1886; and president of the Statute Law Revision Committee, 1866-1884. Appointed privy councillor, 1885, and created Baron Farnborough, 1886.
   Index: Mc On difficulties of granting responsible government, 21; responsible government granted in Upper Canada in 1847, 25; principle of, adopted in other colonies about the same time, 25; on effect of responsible government, 490.
   Bib.: Constitutional History of England since the Accession of George III.

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