Page 7, 13th September 1968

13th September 1968
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Page 7, 13th September 1968 — Sir Richard Elwes, High Court judge

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Sir Richard Elwes, High Court judge

IQ IR RICHARD ELWES, S a judge of the Queen's Bench Division of the High Court from 1958 to 1965, and member of a prominent Catholic family-two of his brothers were priests--died in London last week aged 67.

He was the fifth son of the singer, Gervase Elwes, and Lady Winifrede Elwes, daughter of the 8th Earl of Denbigh, whose other sons included the late Mgr. Valentine Elwes and the late Fr, Rudolf Elwes.

The youngest of the six brothers, and the only one now surviving. is Simon Elwes, the painter. All six became lieutenant-colonels in the last war.

Sir Riohard was educated at the Oratory School and Christ Church, Oxford, and was called to the Bar by the Inner Temple in 1925. He took silk in 1950. One of the early cases he appeared in was the Rouse murder trial in 1931. when he assisted Mr. Norman Birkett, later Lord Birkett, for the prosecution.

He served in France in 1939, and was Assistant AdjutantGeneral, War Office. from 1941 to 1945. He published in 1941 a collections of poems, "First Poems." He also wrote, with his mother. a memoir of Gervase Elwes.

Sir Richard was Recorder of Northampton from 1946 to 1948, and had formerly been chairman of Rutland, Derbyshire and Bedfordshire Quarter Sessions. He was standing counsel to the Jockey Club from 1938 to 1950.

He married, in 1926. Miss Mary Sykes, daughter of Sir Mark Sykes, 6th baronet. They had two sons and three daughters.

Fr. reurberl Ellis. C.R.P.. Chaplain to the Convent of the Holy Child Jesus at Combo Bank, Sundridge. Sevenoaks. aged 74. A Requiem Mass was celebrated at Storrington Priory, Sussex, followed by hurial in the priory cemetery.

Fr. Cornelius O'Keliy., parish priest of Si. Gabriel's. Alsager. Staffordshire, aged 61. lie was educated at St. Charles School and Eton House School, Hull, and studied for lime priesthood at 05lerICY and the Bede College, Rome After his ordination at Shrewsbury in 194:s he ass appointed curate Lot Our Lady's, Stockport. Later he served at the Star of the Sea, Ellesmere Port: Our Lady's. Birkenhead, and St. Peter's Stalybridge. He was Parish priest at St. Milburga', Church Streiten, Shropshire. from 1959 until he went to St. Gabriel's in 1963. Fr. O'Kelly was a professional boxer in this country and America before he studied for the priesthood.

Major George William Baxter, M,C., aged 85, while smiting his son, Fr, Anthony Baxter, r.c., Headmaster Of St. Gregory's Grammar School, Huddersfield. Educated at Ratcliffe College, Leicester, he served trt the 1914-18 war with the Royal Field Artillery. He rendered valuable service to Bishops Dunne and McNulty in the reorganisation of the Nottingham Diocese after the war, particularly with the Guild of St. Banishes. A past president of the Rateliffian Association, he Wan also a lay governor of the school for many years.

Bro. Daniel Bresland. S.J., died at Mount St. Mary's College, Spinkhill, on August 25.

RADIO & TELEVISION SUNDAY: BBC-SCOTLAND (10.3011.30 a.m.)-Sung Mast from the Sacred Heart Church, tauritlon Street, Edinhureh. Celebrant and Preacher: Fr, Aloyslus Church, Si. Commentator: Fr. Charles Barclay,

MONDAY to THURSDAY • Radio 2 19.55-10 a.m.)-Joan Turner, the comedienne. talking about the Saints. Monday to Thursday B.B.C. Scotland: Late Night Epilogues by Fr. Hugh McKay, O.F.M.

WEDNESDAY: Radio 4 (7.50-7.55 a.m.)-Ten to Eight. Holy Places: Hateington HalI Worcestershire, visited by John Stapleton (repeat Thursday 6.50 a.m.) FRIDAY: Radio 4 (7.e8-7.55

Ten to Eight. Prayer and Meditation. Conducted by Fr. Kenneth Allao. (Repeat Saturday 6.50 a.m.).

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