The Lord Gorell
|Judge of the Probate, Divorce and Admiralty Division of the High Court of Justice|
|Born||May 16, 1848|
|Died||April 22, 1913(aged 64)|
|Spouse(s)||Mary Barnes nee Mitchell|
|Children||Henry Gorell Barnes|
|Alma mater||Peterhouse, Cambridge|
Gorell was the eldest son of Henry Barnes, a shipowner of Liverpool, and was educated at Peterhouse, Cambridge. where he took his degree in 1868. He began work as a solicitor, but was called to the Bar in 1876 and became a Queen's Counsel in 1888.
He was well known as an expert in Admiralty cases, and in 1892 was made a Judge of the Probate, Divorce and Admiralty Division of the High Court of Justice, where he acted as president during the illness of Sir Francis Jeune in late 1902. When Jeune retired in 1905, Gorell was appointed president of the division from 1905 until 1909. He was admitted to the Privy Council in 1905 and in 1909 he was raised to the peerage as Baron Gorell, of Brampton in the County of Derby. He died in April 1913, aged 64, and was succeeded in the barony by his eldest son Henry Gorell Barnes.
Lord Gorell married Mary, daughter of Thomas Mitchell, in 1881.
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- De Montmorency, James Edward Geoffrey, John Gorell Barnes, First Lord Gorell (1848-1913), A Memoir , London: John Murray, 1920.
- Kidd, Charles; Williamson, David (editors). Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage (1990 edition). New York: St Martin's Press, 1990,[page needed]
- Leigh Rayment's Peerage Pages [self-published source][better source needed]
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1922). . Encyclopædia Britannica. 31 (12th ed.). London & New York. p. 298.
|Peerage of the United Kingdom|
| Baron Gorell
Henry Gorell Barnes