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Charles Favell Forth Wordsworth

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Charles Favell Forth Wordsworth (1803-1874)

1875 Obituary [1]

MR. CHARLES FAVELL FORTH WORDSWORTH, Q.C., was born at Harwich in 1803, and was the son of Mr. Robinson Wordsworth, a relative of the Poet-Laureate.

He was educated at the Grammar School in his native place, was called to the bar in January 1833, and became Queen’s Counsel in June 1857.

He died on the 18th of February, 1874, after a short illness, from bronchitis.

He was the author of the following works: “The Law of Joint-Stock Companies,” which ran through several editions; “The Railways Construction Facilities Act, 1864;” “The Law of Railway, Water, Gas, and other Companies, requiring express authority of Parliament;” “The Law of Compensations, by Arbitration and by Jury, under the Lands Clauses Acts;” “A Summary of the Law of Patents for Inventions;” “Practice at Elections of Members of Parliament.” And he contributed frequently to legal and other periodicals.

In 1857 he unsuccessfully stood for Paisley in the advanced Liberal interest.

He was elected an Associate of the Institute on the 21st of January, 1851, and was in 1852 appointed Honorary Counsel, which position he held until his decease.

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