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Robert Monsey Rolfe, 1st Baron Cranworth of Cranworth


Statesman and jurist. Whig MP for Penryn and Falmouth, 1832–9. Solicitor-general, 1834 and 1835–9. Created Baron Cranworth of Cranworth, 1850. Lord justice of appeal, 1851–2. Lord chancellor, 1852–8 and 1865–6. Holwood Park, his country residence, was a mile and a half north of Down House, the Darwins’ residence.


Dod’s parliamentary companion

Freeman 1978



Dod’s parliamentary companion: The parliamentary pocket companion … compiled from official documents, and from the personal communications of members of both houses. Dod’s parliamentary companion. London: Whittaker, Treacher, & Arnot; Whittaker & Co. 1833–1914.

Freeman, Richard Broke. 1978. Charles Darwin: a companion. Folkestone, Kent: William Dawson & Sons. Hamden, Conn.: Archon Books, Shoe String Press.

ODNB: Oxford dictionary of national biography: from the earliest times to the year 2000. (Revised edition.) Edited by H. C. G. Matthew and Brian Harrison. 60 vols. and index. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2004.