We cannot but recall on this occasion, with special regret, the memory of the late Right Rev.
Graves, who was one of those who originally suggested the publication of the Laws, and who, throughout its progress, took the deepest interest in it, acting all along as Secretary to the CommisÂ¬ sioners.
In recent years he repeatedly expressed the wish that he might be spared to witness the completion of the work.
We deeply regret, as must all who knew Dr.
Graves, that his hope was not fulfilled.
We subjoin a list of the original Commissioners, and those who have since been successively appointed to fill the vacancies caused by death.
PORTER, MM, * JOHN HEALY, D.D.,
Bishop of Clonfert.
Names of the first Brehon Law Commissioners :â€”
Blackburne, Lord Chancellor of Ireland.
William, Earl of Rosse.
Edwin Richard Wyndham, Earl of Dunraven and Mount-
Thomas, Lord Monteagle of Brandon.
James, Lord Talbot de Malahide.
David Richard Pigot, Lord Chief Baron.
Joseph Napier, Attorney-General for Ireland.
Thomas Romney Robinson-, D.D.
James Henthorne Todd, D.D.
Charles Graves, D.D.
George Petrie, LL.D.
Major Thomas Aiskew Larcom.
Names of the Brehon Law Commissioners, as reconstituted in the year 1883 :â€”
Sir Edward Sullivan, Lord Chancellor of Ireland.
Charles Graves, Bishop of Limerick.
Porter, Master of the Rolls.
Sir Samuel Ferguson, Q.C.,
Deputy Keeper of the Records.