Family Group Sheet
Family Group Sheet
NameSir Courtenay Peregrine ILBERT KCSI GCB FBA
SpouseJessie BRADLEY
FatherRev Charles BRADLEY (1821-)
Notes for Sir Courtenay Peregrine ILBERT KCSI GCB FBA
Sir Courtenay Peregrine Ilbert GCB KCSI CIE (June 12, 1841 – May 14, 1924) was a distinguished British lawyer and civil servant.
Ilbert served as the legal adviser to the Viceroy of India's Council for many years until his eventual return from India to England. His later career included appointments as the Parliamentary Counsel to the British Treasury and as Clerk of the House of Commons from 1902 to 1921.

Early life

Ilbert was educated at Balliol College, Oxford, where he was Hertford, Ireland, Craven, and Eldon law scholar. He graduated with first class honours in Literae Humaniores and was elected a fellow of Balliol in 1864.
]Marriage and children

Margaret Peregrina Ilbert (1882–1952) his fourth daughter married Sir Arthur Cochrane of the College of Arms.

[Legal career

Ilbert was called to bar (Lincoln's Inn) in 1869. He joined the Parliamentary Counsel Office, the department for drafting parliamentary bills. He was a legal member of the Council of Governor-General of India from 1882-6. During this period he introduced the Ilbert Bill in 1883 for British India that proposed an amendment for existing laws in the country at the time to allow Indian judges and magistrates the jurisdiction to try British offenders in criminal cases at the District level, something that was disallowed at the time.[1] He was appointed assistant parliamentary counsel to Treasury in 1886 and parliamentary counsel in 1899.

Ilbert was awarded the KCSI in 1895, the KCB in 1908, and the GCB in 1911.
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