Authorised form of nameCross; Richard Assheton (1823 - 1914); 1st Viscount Cross
Dates1823 - 1914
Place of birthRed Scar, near Preston, Lancashire, England
Date of birth30 May 1823
Place of deathEccle Riggs, Broughton-in-Furness, Lancashire
Date of death08/01/1914
Rugby; Trinity College, Cambridge. BA (1846). Lincoln's Inn (entered 1844). DCL (1877, Oxford), LLD (1878, Cambridge), LLD (1885, St Andrews)
Called to the Bar, Inner Temple (1849); Bencher (1876); MP for Preston (1857-1862); MP for South West Lancashire (1862-1885); Privy Councillor (1874); Home Secretary (1874-1880 and 1885-1886); MP for the Newton Division (1885-1886); Secretary of State for India (1886-1892); Privy Seal (1895-1900)
GCB 1880; Viscount 1886; GCSI 1892
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election03/04/1879
RelationshipsSon of William Cross of Red Scar and his wife Ellen, daughter of Edward Chaffers of Everton; married (1852) Georgiana, daughter of Thomas Lyon of Appleton Hall, Chester
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Vanity Fair 16 May 1874, 05 July 1881
Virtual International Authority File
Royal Society codeNA6513
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1879/06Cross, Richard Assheton, 1st Viscount Cross: certificate of election to the Royal Society
DM/7/91Letter from William Spottiswoode and John Evans, Treasurer, Royal Society to R Assheton Cross, Home Secretary12 December 1879
MS/769/23Letter from Richard Assheton Cross, Eccle Riggs, Broughton in Furness, to the Assistant Secretary, Royal Society25 September 1884
NLB/23/1/8Copy letter from the Secretary, to Lord Vicount Richard Assheton Cross7 August 1901
NLB/14/786Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to the Right Honourable Viscount Richard Assheton Cross, Fellow of the Royal Society17 May 1897
NLB/15/667Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Viscount Richard Assheton Viscount Cross, Fellow of the Royal Society13 November 1897
NLB/17/421Copy letter from Michael Foster, to The Marquis of Salisbury [Robert Arthur Talbot Gascoyne-Cecil], Arthur James Balfour, Joseph Chamberlain, George Joachim Goschen, Sir John Eldon Gorst, the Duke of Devonshire [Spencer Compton Cavendish], the Earl of Halsbury [Hardinge Stanley Giffard], and Viscount Richard Assheton Cross27 October 1898
MC/11/268Letter from Richd [Richard] Assheton Cross, Home Office, Whitehall, to [Joseph Dalton Hooker], President of the Royal Society13 November 1878
MC/11/301Letter from Richd [Richard] Assheton Cross, Secretary of State, Home Department, to [William Spottiswoode], President of the Royal Society29 January 1879
MC/11/302Letter from Richd [Richard] Assheton Cross, Secretary of State, Home Department, to [William Spottiswoode], President of the Royal Society31 January 1879
MC/11/396Letter from an unknown sender to the Royal SocietyJune 1879
MC/11Volume 11 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1877-1879
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