Gorell Barnes, 1st Baron Gorell
|The Right Honourable
The Lord Gorell
Barnes as caricatured by Spy (Leslie Ward) in Vanity Fair, February 1893
|Judge of the Probate, Divorce and Admiralty Division of the High Court of Justice|
|Born||May 16, 1848|
|Died||April 22, 1913(aged 64)|
|Spouse(s)||Mary Barnes nee Mitchell|
|Children||Henry Gorell Barnes|
|Alma mater||Peterhouse, Cambridge|
Gorell was the eldest son of Henry Barnes, a shipowner of Liverpool, and was educated at Peterhouse, Cambridge. where he took his degree in 1868. He began work as a solicitor, but was called to the Bar in 1876 and became a Queen's Counsel in 1888. He was well known as an expert in Admiralty cases, and in 1892 was made a Probate, Divorce and Admiralty Division of the High Court of Justice, and its president from 1905 (on the retirement of Sir Francis Jeune (Lord St. Helier)) until 1909. He was admitted to the Privy Council in 1905 and in 1909 he was raised to the peerage as Baron Gorell, of Brampton in the County of Derby. He died in April 1913, aged 64, and was succeeded in the barony by his eldest son Henry Gorell Barnes.
Lord Gorell married Mary, daughter of Thomas Mitchell, in 1881.
- Kidd, Charles, Williamson, David (editors). Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage (1990 edition). New York: St Martin's Press, 1990,[page needed]
- Leigh Rayment's Peerage Pages [self-published source][better source needed]
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Gorell, John Gorell Barnes, 1st Baron". Encyclopædia Britannica 31 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.
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|Baron Gorell||Succeeded by
Henry Gorell Barnes