Social Victorians/People/Halsbury

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Also Known As[edit | edit source]

  • Family name: Giffard (sometimes misspelled as Gifford in the newspapers)
  • Hardinge Stanley Giffard
  • Baron Halsbury (1885–)
    • Hardinge Stanley Giffard ()
  • Earl of Halsbury
    • Hardinge Stanley Giffard, 1st Earl (17 January 1898 – 11 December 1921)[1]
  • Viscount Tiverton (17 January 1898 – 11 December 1921)[1]

Demographics[edit | edit source]

  • Nationality:

Family[edit | edit source]

  • Hardinge Stanley Giffard, 1st Earl of Halsbury (3 September 1823 – 11 December 1921)[1]
  • Caroline Humphreys ( – September 1873)[2]
  • Wilhelmena Woodfall ( – December 1927)[3]
  1. Lady (Constance Mary) Evelyn Giffard (– 3 July 1862)
  2. Lynie May Robias Giffard (25 August 1875 – 15 April 1879)
  3. Hardinge Giffard, 2nd Earl of Halsbury (20 June 1880 – 15 September 1943)

Acquaintances, Friends and Enemies[edit | edit source]

Organizations[edit | edit source]

  • Merton College, Oxford
  • Member of Parliament
  • Conservative Party

Timeline[edit | edit source]

1852 August 28, Hardinge Stanley Giffard and Caroline Humphreys married.[2]

1865, Hardinge Giffard had a role in the trial of the directors of the bank Overend, Gurney, and Company ("the banker's banker") after it failed, which had caused a financial crisis.

1871–1872, Hardinge Giffard was on the legal team of the Claimant in the Tichborne civil case but not on the criminal case, in which the Claimant's legal team was headed by Edward Kenealy.

1874 October 14, Hardinge Stanley Giffard and Wilhelmena Woodfall married.[3]

1875–1880, Hardinge Giffard was appointed Solicitor General for England and Wales by Benjamin Disraeli, Lord Beaconsfield.

1877–1885, Hardinge Giffard was Member of Parliament for Launceston, Cornwall.

1885 June 26, Hardinge Giffard was created 1st Baron Halsbury.

1885–1886, Hardinge Giffard was appointed Lord Chancellor in Salsibury's administration.

1886–1892, Hardinge Giffard was Lord Chancellor.

1895–1905, Hardinge Giffard was Lord Chancellor.

1897 July 2, Hardinge Stanley Giffard, 1st Earl of Halsbury, and Wilhelmina Giffard, Lady Hasbury attended the Duchess of Devonshire's fancy-dress ball at Devonshire House.

1898 January 17, Hardinge Giffard was created 1st Earl of Halsbury (U.K.) and 1st Viscount Tiverton, of Tiverton, co. Devon (U.K.).

Costume at the Duchess of Devonshire's 2 July 1897 Fancy-dress Ball[edit | edit source]

At the Duchess of Devonshire's fancy-dress ball, Hardinge Stanley Giffard, 1st Earl of Halsbury (at 147), sat at Table 3 and

  • <quote>went as George III</quote> (London Daily News 1897-07-03 6, Col. 1A).
  • <quote>went as George III</quote> (Belfast 3 July 1897: 6, Col. 1A).
  • "Notable" was <quote>the Lord Chancellor in a Georgian gentleman's dress</quote> (Times 1897-07-03).
  • "went as George III., and looked the character to the life."[4]:Col. 1

Wilhelmina Giffard, Lady Halsbury (at 515) also attended.

Bibliography[edit | edit source]

Works Cited on Costume at the Duchess of Devonshire's Ball[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Hardinge Stanley Giffard, 1st Earl of Halsbury." "Person Page". www.thepeerage.com. Retrieved 2021-04-16.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Caroline Humphreys." "Person Page". www.thepeerage.com. Retrieved 2021-04-16.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Wilhelmina Woodfall." "Person Page". www.thepeerage.com. Retrieved 2021-04-16.
  4. “The Duchess’s Costume Ball.” Westminster Gazette 03 July 1897 Saturday: 5 [of 8], Cols. 1a–3b [of 3]. British Newspaper Archive https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0002947/18970703/035/0005.