Henry Buckley, 1st Baron Wrenbury

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Lord Wrenbury.

Henry Burton Buckley, 1st Baron Wrenbury, PC, KC (15 September 1845 - 27 October 1935), was a British barrister and judge.

Buckley was the fourth son of Reverend John Wall Buckley and his wife Elizabeth Burton, daughter of Thomas Burton; his elder sister Arabella was a writer and science educator. He was educated at Merchant Taylors' School and at Christ's College, Cambridge.[1] He was Tancred law student from 1866 to 1872.

Buckley was called to the Bar, Lincoln's Inn, in 1869, and became a Queen's Counsel in 1886. He was a member of the Bar Committee and of the Bar Council from 1882 to 1898 and served as a judge of the High Court of Justice of England and Wales between January 1900[2][3] and 1906 and as a Lord Justice of Appeal between 1906 and 1915. Buckley was knighted upon becoming judge in 1900, admitted to the Privy Council in 1906 and in 1915 he was raised to the peerage as Baron Wrenbury, of Old Castle in the County of East Sussex.[4]

In May 1901 he was elected an Honorary Fellow of Christ's College, Cambridge.[5]

Lord Wrenbury married Bertha Margaretta Jones, daughter of Charles Edward Jones, in 1887. They had four sons and four daughters. He died at his home in Melbury Road, London, in October 1935, aged 90, and was cremated at Golders Green Crematorium.[6] He was succeeded in the barony by his eldest son Bryan Burton Buckley, 2nd Baron Wrenbury. His younger son Sir Denys Burton Buckley also became a judge of the High Court of Justice of England and Wales and a Lord Justice of Appeal.

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  1. ^ "Buckley, Henry Burton (BKLY864HB)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  2. ^ "No. 27153". The London Gazette. 12 January 1900. p. 222. 
  3. ^ "New judge". The Times (36035). London. 10 January 1900. p. 9. 
  4. ^ "No. 29127". The London Gazette. 13 April 1915. p. 3578. 
  5. ^ "University intelligence". The Times (36453). London. 13 May 1901. p. 7. 
  6. ^ The Complete Peerage, Volume XIII, Peerage Creations 1901-1938. St Catherine's Press. 1949. p. 199. 
  • Kidd, Charles, Williamson, David (editors). Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage (1990 edition). New York: St Martin's Press, 1990.
  • Legg, L. G. Wickham (editor). The Dictionary of National Biography: 1931-1940. Oxford University Press, 1949.
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
New Creation
Baron Wrenbury Succeeded by
Bryan Burton Buckley