Henry Maxwell

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1799 in Ireland

Events from the year 1799 in Ireland.

1960 New Zealand rugby league season

The 1960 New Zealand rugby league season was the 53rd season of rugby league that had been played in New Zealand.

Baron Farnham

Baron Farnham, of Farnham in the County of Cavan, is a title in the Peerage of Ireland. It was created in 1756 for John Maxwell, who had previously represented Cavan Borough in the Irish House of Commons. John Maxwell's son, the second Baron, was created Viscount Farnham in 1760 and Earl of Farnham in 1763. Both titles were in the Peerage of Ireland but became extinct when he died childless in 1779. His brother and successor, the third Baron, was again created Viscount Farnham in 1781 and Earl of Farnham in 1785. These titles were also in the Peerage of Ireland. His son, the second Earl, sat in the House of Lords as an Irish Representative Peer from 1816 to 1823. However, he had no children and on his death in 1823 the viscountcy and earldom became extinct.

He was succeeded in the barony by his first cousin, the fifth Baron. He was the eldest son of The Most Rev. The Hon. Henry Maxwell, Bishop of Meath, third son of the first Baron. Lord Farnham sat as a Member of Parliament for County Cavan and was an Irish Representative Peer in the House of Lords from 1825 to 1838. His nephew, the seventh Baron (who succeeded his father in 1838), also represented County Cavan in the House of Commons and served as an Irish Representative Peer between 1839 and 1868. Lord Farnham and his wife were killed in the Abergele train disaster of 1868. The title then passed to his younger brother, the eighth Baron, who had earlier represented County Cavan in Parliament. He was succeeded by another brother, the ninth Baron, who also sat as a Member of Parliament for County Cavan. In 1885 he succeeded a distant relative as eleventh Baronet of Calderwood. On his death the titles passed to his nephew, the tenth Baron. He served as Lord Lieutenant of County Cavan and was briefly an Irish Representative Peer from 1898 until his early death in 1900. His son, the eleventh Baron, sat in the House of Lords as an Irish Representative Peer from 1908 to 1957. As of 2014 the titles are held by his grandson, the thirteenth Baron, who succeeded his elder brother in 2001. Lord Farnham is the son of Lieutenant-Colonel the Hon. Somerset Arthur Maxwell. He lives in Oxfordshire in Great Britain.

The Maxwell Baronetcy of Calderwood was created in the Baronetage of Nova Scotia in 1627 for Sir James Maxwell (died c. 1670). The 2nd baronet died without issue, and was succeeded by a son of Colonel John Maxwell who died in Dunbar in 1650. The 6th baronet also died without issue, and was succeeded by the son of Alexander Maxwell of Leith, third son of 4th baronet. This line too were failed, when his grandson, the tenth Baronet died in 1885. The next holder was the afromentioned 9th Baron, who succeeded as eleventh Baronet. The title passed to the 10th Baron and continued to his descendants.

The Farnhams are remembered in the name of one of the main streets in Cavan town, Farnham Street, as well as in the name of a hotel, The Farnham Arms, which has the family crest with inscription Je suis pret (I am ready) above the door.

The family seat was Farnham House, near Cavan, County Cavan.

Bobby Gibbes

Robert Henry Maxwell (Bobby) Gibbes, (6 May 1916 – 11 April 2007) was a leading Australian fighter ace of World War II, and the longest-serving wartime commanding officer of No. 3 Squadron RAAF. He was officially credited with 10¼ aerial victories, although his score is often reported as 12, including two shared. Gibbes was also credited with five aircraft probably destroyed, and a further 16 damaged. He commanded No. 3 Squadron in North Africa from February 1942 to April 1943, apart from a brief period when he was injured.

Born in rural New South Wales, Gibbes worked as a jackaroo and salesman before joining the Royal Australian Air Force in February 1940. Posted to the Middle East in April 1941, he flew with No. 3 Squadron in the Syria–Lebanon Campaign, and became commanding officer during the Western Desert Campaign, where his leadership and fighting skills earned him the Distinguished Service Order and the Distinguished Flying Cross and Bar. Subsequently posted to the South West Pacific, he served with No. 80 Wing of the Australian First Tactical Air Force, and took part in the "Morotai Mutiny" of April 1945. After the war he spent many years in New Guinea developing local industry, for which he was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in 2004. He continued to fly until the age of 85, and died five years later in 2007.

Cavan (UK Parliament constituency)

Cavan was a parliamentary constituency in Ireland, which from 1801 to 1885 returned two Members of Parliament (MPs) to the House of Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.

Christopher Peto

Sir Christopher Henry Maxwell Peto, 3rd Baronet, DSO (19 February 1897 – 19 May 1980) was a Brigadier in the British Army during World War II and a post-war British Conservative Party politician.

Harry Harrison (writer)

Harry Max Harrison (born Henry Maxwell Dempsey; March 12, 1925 – August 15, 2012) was an American science fiction author, known for his character The Stainless Steel Rat and for his novel Make Room! Make Room! (1966). The latter was the rough basis for the motion picture Soylent Green (1973). Harrison was (with Brian Aldiss) the co-president of the Birmingham Science Fiction Group.

Aldiss called him "a constant peer and great family friend". His friend Michael Carroll said, "Imagine Pirates of the Caribbean or Raiders of the Lost Ark, and picture them as science-fiction novels. They're rip-roaring adventures, but they're stories with a lot of heart." Novelist Christopher Priest wrote in an obituary,

Harrison was an extremely popular figure in the SF world, renowned for being amiable, outspoken and endlessly amusing. His quickfire, machine-gun delivery of words was a delight to hear, and a reward to unravel: he was funny and self-aware, he enjoyed reporting the follies of others, he distrusted generals, prime ministers and tax officials with sardonic and cruel wit, and above all he made plain his acute intelligence and astonishing range of moral, ethical and literary sensibilities.

Henry Maxwell, 6th Baron Farnham

The Reverend Henry Maxwell, 6th Baron Farnham (1774 – 19 October 1838) was an Irish peer and Church of Ireland clergyman.

He was the son of Henry Maxwell, Bishop of Meath, and grandson of John Maxwell, 1st Baron Farnham. On his brother's death, he succeeded as 6th Baron Farnham on the 20 September 1838, holding the title for just under a month before his own death.

He married on 8 September 1798 to Lady Anne Butler (d. 29 May 1831), daughter of Henry Thomas Butler, 2nd Earl of Carrick. They had the following issue:

Henry Maxwell, 7th Baron Farnham (b. 9 August 1799 - d. 20 August 1868).

Sarah Juliana (b. 14 December 1801, died unknown); she married on the 18 March 1828 to Alexander Saunderson (1783–1857) who was MP for Cavan 1826–1831. Their son Edward James Saunderson was also MP for Cavan 1865–1874 and later became MP for North Armagh 1885–1906.

Somerset Richard Maxwell, 8th Baron Farnham (b. 18 October 1803 - d. 4 June 1884).

Harriet Margaret Maxwell (b. 11 February 1805 – d. 4 July 1880); she married firstly on 14 February 1826 to Edward Southwell Ward, 3rd Viscount Bangor (1790–1837); and married secondly on 4 October 1841 to Major Andrew Nugent.

John Barry, born 16 May 1807.

Anne, born 26 May 1809.

Edward William, born November 1812.

James Pierce Maxwell, 9th Baron Farnham (b. 1813 - d. 26 October 1896).

Richard Thomas Maxwell (b. 19 February 1815 – d. 22 January 1874); he married on 7 March 1848 to Charlotte Anne Elrington (d.1 March 1910), daughter of Henry Preston Elrington. Their son, Somerset Henry Maxwell, became 10th Baron Farnham.

Robert Thomas, born November 1817.

William George, born 1821.He was succeeded by his eldest son Henry, who retained the title until his own death in a railway accident.

Henry Maxwell, 7th Baron Farnham

Henry Maxwell, 7th Baron Farnham KP (9 August 1799 – 20 August 1868) was an Irish peer and Member of Parliament.

Farnham was the son of Henry Maxwell, 6th Baron Farnham, and Lady Anne Butler. He was elected to the House of Commons for County Cavan in 1824, a seat he continued to represent until 1838. The latter year he succeeded his father as seventh Baron, inheriting the Farnham estate, and subsequently served as an Irish Representative Peer from 1839 to 1868. He was made a Knight of St Patrick in 1845.

Lord Farnham married Anna Stapleton, daughter of Thomas Stapleton, 16th Baron le Despencer, on 3 December 1828. The couple had no children. Lord and Lady Farnham were killed in the Abergele train disaster of 1868. After his death, a statue in his honour was erected in Cavan by his tenants. The statue now sits in front of the new Johnston Library in the town.

The Farnham family crest reads "Je suis pret" (I am ready).

He was succeeded by his younger brother Somerset Richard Maxwell.

Henry Maxwell (bishop)

Henry Maxwell, D.D. (c.1723–1798) was an Anglican clergyman who served in the Church of Ireland as the Dean of Kilmore, then Bishop of Dromore, and finally Bishop of Meath.

Henry Maxwell (rugby league)

Henry Dudley Maxwell (c.1932 – 23 August 2013) was a New Zealand rugby league footballer who represented New Zealand in the 1957 and 1960 World Cups.

Henry Maxwell Lefroy

Henry Maxwell Lefroy (August 1818 – 18 July 1879) was a prominent explorer of the Mid West and Goldfields-Esperance regions of Western Australia.

He was the son of Rev. John Henry George Lefroy, the rector of Compton and Ashe, who died when his son was five, leaving his widow and nine other children.

He had studied at Guildford Grammar School in Surrey, where he became acquainted with the Stirling family and first developed an interest in the Swan River Colony in Western Australia. He later studied at Oxford University and had many conversations with the son of Captain Yates, who furthered his interest in the colony.Lefroy arrived in the colony in 1841 and took up land in York. He left York in 1843 with Henry Landor on an expedition. They crossed the Hotham River and went on to discover and name Kowitch Pool and the Lefroy River, and then returned after a fortnight. He returned to England to serve in the Royal Navy and returned to Western Australia as the Superintendent of Convicts in 1854. In 1860 he followed the Williams River eastward and explored the Darling Scarp.Lefroy and Landor completed another expedition to the Goldfields in 1863, where the party passed through areas such as Bruce Rock, Dumbleyung and Coolgardie. They trekked for a total of 85 days, including four days with no water, before returning to York. Lake Lefroy was named by the explorer Charles Cooke Hunt in 1864 after Lefroy, who would have seen the lake during his visit.Lefroy retired from his position as Superintendent of Convicts in 1875, and died in Fremantle on 18 July 1879 of pneumonia. He was buried at Karrakatta Cemetery.

Henry Maxwell Lyte

Sir Henry Churchill Maxwell Lyte (or Maxwell-Lyte) (29 May 1848 – 28 October 1940) was an English historian and archivist. He served as Deputy Keeper of the Public Records from 1886 to 1926, and was the author of numerous books including a history of Eton College.

Maxwell Township, Lac qui Parle County, Minnesota

Maxwell Township is a township in Lac qui Parle County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 206 at the 2000 census.

Maxwell Township was organized in 1878, and named for Joseph Henry Maxwell, an early settler.

Patrick Maxwell (British physician)

Patrick Henry Maxwell FMedSci is a British physician and the Regius Professor of Physic at the University of Cambridge, a position he has held since 2012. His research focuses regulation of gene expression by changes in oxygen. Patrick studied a DPhil in Medicine at Corpus Christi College, Oxford.

Somerset Maxwell, 10th Baron Farnham

Somerset Henry Maxwell, 10th Baron Farnham (7 March 1849 – 22 November 1900) was an Irish Representative peer and a Nova Scotia baronet.

This Is My Affair

This Is My Affair is a 1937 American crime film directed by William A. Seiter and starring Robert Taylor, Barbara Stanwyck, Victor McLaglen and Brian Donlevy. It was released by 20th Century Fox.

Virginia's 2nd Senate district

District 2 of the Virginia Senate is a senatorial district that encompasses parts of the cities of Hampton, Newport News, Portsmouth and part of York County. The current Senator from District 2 is Mamie Locke.

W. Henry Maxwell

Walter Henry Maxwell, Sr. (April 3, 1935 – November 13, 2010) was an African-American politician and Baptist minister from Newport News, Virginia. A Democrat, he served in the Virginia House of Delegates 1983–1993 and the Senate of Virginia 1993–2004.

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