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William Rann Kennedy

Male 1846 - 1915  (68 years)


  • Name William Rann Kennedy  [1, 2, 3
    Birth 11 Mar 1846  9 Campden Hill Villas, Kensington Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Residence Mar 1851  12 Bank Parade, Preston Find all individuals with events at this location   [7
    Education abt 1859 - 1864  Eton College Find all individuals with events at this location   [8, 9
    Residence Apr 1861  19 Ardwick Green, Manchester Find all individuals with events at this location   [10
    Education abt 1864 - 1868  King's College, Cambridge Find all individuals with events at this location   [8, 9
    • Scholar; Bell and Craven Scholar; Browne (2) and Powis Medals; Senior Classic. [8]
    Occupation abt 1868 - 1870  Pembroke College, Cambridge Find all individuals with events at this location ; Fellow  [8, 9
    • later elected honorary fellow
    Degree/Qualif. Jan 1871  Lincoln's Inn, Holborn Find all individuals with events at this location ; Barrister-at-law  [9
    Occupation Apr 1871  Barrister at Law  [11
    Residence Apr 1871  10 & 11 Bury St, Westminster Find all individuals with events at this location ; Hotel  [11
    • lodger, with other barristers & law students
    Marriage 01 Oct 1874  St Marylebone, Marylebone Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 12, 13, 14
    Cecilia Sarah Richmond,   b. 31 Dec 1846, 10 York St, Marylebone Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Apr 1928, 82 Church St, Kensington Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1875  Upper Parliament St, Liverpool Find all individuals with events at this location   [15
    Occupation Apr 1881  Barrister at Law  [5
    Residence Apr 1881  5 Mossley Hill, Liverpool Find all individuals with events at this location   [5
    Post/Rank/Title 1885  QC  [8
    Occupation Apr 1891  Barrister  [2
    Residence Apr 1891  Randolph Villas, Totland, Isle of Wight Find all individuals with events at this location ; lodgers  [2
    • lodger
    Post/Rank/Title 1892  Knight  [8
    Occupation Mar 1901  Judge of the High Court of Justice  [3
    • Judge in Election Petition
    Residence Mar 1901  Friars Rd, Newport, Monmouth Find all individuals with events at this location   [3
    Post/Rank/Title 1907  Privy Counsellor  [8
    Post/Rank/Title 1909  Fellow of the British Academy  [8
    Occupation Apr 1911  Lord Justice of Appeal, England  [16
    • appointed 1907
    Residence Apr 1911  23 Phillimore Gardens, Kensington Find all individuals with events at this location   [16
    Residence - 1915  23 Phillimore Gardens, Kensington Find all individuals with events at this location   [1
    Death 17 Jan 1915  23 Phillimore Gardens, Kensington Find all individuals with events at this location ; Cause: Heart failure (angina pectoris)  [1, 4, 9, 17
    • On Sunday, the 17th Jan., at 23, Phillimore-gardens, W., the Right Honourable Sir William Rann Kennedy, Kt., P.C., LL.D., a Lord Justice of Appeal, aged 68. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. on Thursday, the 21st, at St. Mary Abbotts Church, Kensington, and afterwards at Highgate. [The Times]
    Burial 21 Jan 1915  Highgate Cemetery Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 17
    Probate 05 Mar 1915  London Find all individuals with events at this location ; £22,327 2s. 8d.  [18
    • Kennedy right honourable sir William Rann of 23 Phillimore-gardens Kensington Middlesex died 17 January 1915 Administration London 5 March to Alfred Ravenscroft Kennedy barrister-at-law. Effects £22327 2s. 8d. [NPC]
    Notes 
    • Rt. Hon. Lord Justice Sir William Rann Kennedy, P.C., F.B.A., Lord Justice of Appeal since 1907. For his career, see "Who's Who", 1915 [Curtis]
    • Kennedy, Rt. Hon. Sir William Rann: Kt 1892; PC 1907; FBA 1909. Born 11 March 1846; s of Rev. William James Kennedy and Sarah Caroline Kennedy; m 1874, Cecilia Sarah, d of late George Richmond, RA; three s one d ; died 17 Jan. 1915. A Lord of Appeal from 1907. Education: Eton; Scholar of King's Coll., Camb. (Bell and Craven Scholar; Browne (2) and Powis Medals; Senior Classic); Fellow, and afterwards Hon. Fellow of Pembroke Coll., Camb. and Hon. LLD Victoria University. Career: Barrister, Lincoln's Inn, 1871; QC 1885; Judge of King's Bench Div. of High Court of Justice, 1892-1907; contested (L) Birkenhead, 1885, 1886; St Helen's, 1892; Member of the Institut de Droit International. Clubs: Athenĉum, Brooks's, Saville. Address: 23 Phillimore Gardens, W. [Who's Who]
    • Scholarship to Kings College Cambridge. Called to the bar in 1871 and built successful practice in Merseyside. Staunch Gladstone supporter and campaigner for working peoples rights, trades unions, quality education for all and social justice. As Liberal he stood unsuccessfully for Parliament in Birkenhead 1885 and 1886 then in St Helens in 1896 where he lost by 60 votes. Appointed to Queen's Bench Division 1892. Appointed Lord Justice of Appeal 1907. Fellow of British Academy 1909. Specialised in Shipping and Commercial Law. Chairman of International Law Association in which he campaigned for a permanent international body to resolve disputes between countries. In particular he campaigned to prevent the onset of the Great War. [Kennedy tree]
    Person ID I1590  Tatham | Heathcote branch, Richmond branch | Spouse
    Last Modified 17 May 2013 

    Father William James Kennedy,   b. 1814, Birmingham Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Jun 1891, Vicarage, Barnwood Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Mother Sarah Caroline Bannister Kennedy,   b. abt 1811, Lichfield Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Feb 1896, Barnwood, Tunbridge Wells Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 85 years) 
    Marriage 02 Jan 1845  St Edburgha, Yardley Find all individuals with events at this location   [19, 20, 21
    • On Thursday, the 2d inst., at Yardley Church, near Birmingham, W. J. Kennedy, secretary of the National Society, to Miss Kennedy, daughter of George Kennedy, Esq., of Shenstone. [Morning Post]
    Notes 
    • Younger son John Kennedy, b abt 1848, educ Eton College (scholar), King's College Cambridge 1866-1870 (Bell scholar, prox access Craven schol), President of Cambridge Union 1869, Fellow King's College 1871-1901; Assistant Master Sherborne School, 1870-1876; Head Master Aldenham School 1876-1899; Ordained deacon (St Albans) 1883; fellow & tutor Pembroke College, Cambridge, 1901-1902. Retired to Charmouth. Died July 23, 1931. [Crockford's; Camb Univ Alumni]
    • Possible other children: Robert Muirhead Kennedy, Caroline Kennedy. [FamilySearch 2013]
    Family ID F0495  Family Group Sheet

    Family Cecilia Sarah Richmond,   b. 31 Dec 1846, 10 York St, Marylebone Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Apr 1928, 82 Church St, Kensington Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Marriage 01 Oct 1874  St Marylebone, Marylebone Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 12, 13, 14
    • On the 1st Oct., at the parish church, Marylebone, by the Rev. W. J. Kennedy, H.M. Inspector of Schools, father of the bridegroom, assisted by the Rev. T. K. Richmond, Vicar of Roughton Head, Carlisle, William R. Kennedy, Fellow of Cambridge College, Cambridge, Barrister-at-Law, to Cecilia Sarah, youngest daughter of George Richmond, R.A., D.C.L. [The Times]
    Children 
     1. Agnes Edith Kennedy,   b. 23 Sep 1875, Liverpool Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Apr 1941, The Tops, Great Wishford Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     2. John William Richmond Kennedy,   b. 04 Jan 1877, Liverpool Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Mar 1915, St Joseph's Sanatorium, Silver City, NM Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years)
     3. Alfred Ravenscroft Kennedy,   b. 15 Feb 1879, Liverpool Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Feb 1943, Ablington House, Bibury Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     4. Horace Kennedy,   b. 13 Sep 1880, Liverpool Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Jan 1967, Bank House, Cropthorne, Pershore Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
    +5. Arthur Julius Rann Kennedy,   b. 26 Feb 1883, 24 Clanricarde Gardens, Bayswater Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Nov 1943, Grey's Hospital, Prince Alfred St, Pietermaritzburg, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
    Last Modified 23 Mar 2012 
    Family ID F0008  Family Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 11 Mar 1846 - 9 Campden Hill Villas, Kensington Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mar 1851 - 12 Bank Parade, Preston Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - abt 1859 - 1864 - Eton College Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Apr 1861 - 19 Ardwick Green, Manchester Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - abt 1864 - 1868 - King's College, Cambridge Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Fellow - abt 1868 - 1870 - Pembroke College, Cambridge Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDegree/Qualif. - Barrister-at-law - Jan 1871 - Lincoln's Inn, Holborn Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Hotel - Apr 1871 - 10 & 11 Bury St, Westminster Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - < - 01 Oct 1874 - St Marylebone, Marylebone Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - 01 Oct 1874 - St Marylebone, Marylebone Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1875 - Upper Parliament St, Liverpool Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Apr 1881 - 5 Mossley Hill, Liverpool Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - lodgers - Apr 1891 - Randolph Villas, Totland, Isle of Wight Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mar 1901 - Friars Rd, Newport, Monmouth Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Apr 1911 - 23 Phillimore Gardens, Kensington Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - 1915 - 23 Phillimore Gardens, Kensington Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - Cause: Heart failure (angina pectoris) - 17 Jan 1915 - 23 Phillimore Gardens, Kensington Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBurial - 21 Jan 1915 - Highgate Cemetery Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProbate - £22,327 2s. 8d. - 05 Mar 1915 - London Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S04] H Curtis: Notes for a Pedigree of the Tathams of Co. Durham.

    2. [S01] Census, UK, 1891.
      age 45

    3. [S01] Census, UK, 1901.
      age 55

    4. [S02] BMD Index, death reg Kensington, 1Q1915.
      age 68

    5. [S01] Census, UK, 1881.
      age 35 b Kensington

    6. [S03] Family Members, WRK.

    7. [S01] Census, UK, 1851.
      age 5 b Kensington

    8. [S18] Who's Who / Who was Who.

    9. [S05] The Times, obituary, 18 Jan 1915.

    10. [S01] Census, UK, 1861.
      age 47 b Birmingham

    11. [S01] Census, UK, 1871.
      age 25 b Middlesex

    12. [S02] BMD Index, marriage reg Marylebone, 4Q1874.

    13. [S01] Census, UK, 1911.
      marr 36 yrs

    14. [S05] The Times, marriage notice, 05 Oct 1874.

    15. [S06] Parish Registers, baptisms, St Philip, Liverpool, 14 Nov 1875.
      dau Agnes

    16. [S01] Census, UK, 1911.
      age 65 b Kensington

    17. [S05] The Times, death notice, 18 Jan 1915.

    18. [S14] National Probate Calendar.

    19. [S11] Newspaper, Morning Post, 11 Jan 1845.
      marriage notice

    20. [S02] BMD Index, marriage reg Solihull, 1Q1845.

    21. [S08] Family Trees & Websites, Kennedy Family Tree.
      accessed on Genes Reunited Jan 2009