Consult Burke's Peerage.Hello,
I would like to know where I can find (books, internet, etc) information about Lord Mersey -- I mean information on which I can rely. The article which is here written by Senan Molony would be great, but knowing about the documentary "TITANIC The Last Evidence", it's an author who arranges the facts as these can serve him rather than presenting even those that do not go in the direction of his theory, which is not at all a scientific behavior. And I can't rely on those. There is not even a bibliography on this article about Lord Mersey !
Is there someone who can give me good reference about John Bigham-Mersey, please ? Thank you
PS: To answer to the first post here, the one of Paul Lee, all the papers (professionals and personals) of Lord Mersey are in the National Archives of London. I wrote there is 1 year ago to ask them. I don't know if that still matters even though 15 years have passed
Thanks, Jim, and sorry for the late reply : I was paralyzing from the neck and had to have a surgery that longs 10 hours to avoid staying in a wheelchair for the rest of my life. It was so hard, and still is for I have the right hand which is almost paralysed and they don't know if it is the transplant (bones) that would have failed. I will know it this week. Before losing my right hand, I used to type about 80 words / minute, and now it's about 10... So I am so frustrated and hope it won't be forever. Maybe another awful surgery -- surrounded by Covid patients !Consult Burke's Peerage.
John Charles Bigham, 1st Viscount Mersey was born on 3 August 1840.1 He was the son of John Bigham and Helen East.2 He married Georgina Sarah Rogers, daughter of John Rogers, on 17 August 1871.1 He died on 3 September 1929 at age 89.1
He was admitted to Middle Temple in 1870 entitled to practise as a barrister.1 He was appointed Queen's Counsel (Q.C.) in 1883.1 He held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) for Liverpool Exchange between 1895 and 1897.1 He was appointed Knight in 1897.1 He held the office of Justice of the High Court between 1897 and 1909.1 He was a Royal Commissioner of revision of martial law sentences in South Africa in 1902.1 He was president of the Railway and Canal Commission between 1904 and 1907.1 He was appointed Privy Counsellor (P.C.) in 1909.1 He was president of the Probate, Divorce and Admiralty Division, High Court between 1909 and 1910.1 He was created 1st Baron Mersey, of Toxteth, co. Lancaster [U.K.] on 16 March 1910.1 He was president of the Wreck Commission, UK between 1912 and 1914.1 He was created 1st Viscount Mersey, of Toxteth, co. Lancaster [U.K.] on 22 January 1916.2 He has an extensive biographical entry in the Dictionary of National Biography.3