Thomas Leigh Pemberton 1793-1867 was called to the Bar - Lincoln' Inn - in 1816 , and at once acquired a lucrative equity practice . He sat in the Parliament of the United Kingdom for Rye (1831–1832) and for Ripon (1835–1843) . He was made a King' Counsel in 1829 . Of a retiring disposition , he seldom took part in parliamentary debates , although in 1838 in the case of Stockdale vs Hansard he took a considerable part in upholding the privileges of parliament .
In 1841 , Pemberton accepted the post of attorney-general for the Duchy of Cornwall . In 1842 a relative , Sir Robert H. Leigh , left him a life interest in his Wigan estates , amounting to some £15,000 a year ; he then assumed the additional surname of Leigh . Having accepted the chancellorship of the Duchy of Cornwall and a privy councillorship , he became a member of the judicial committee of the privy council , and for nearly twenty years devoted his energies and talents to the work of that body . His judgments, more particularly in prize cases , of which he took especial charge, are remarkable not only for legal precision and accuracy , but for their form and expression .
Between 1854-1858 the Thomas Pemberton Leigh acted as the law officer representing the Duchy of Cornwall in the Cornish Foreshore Case - a case of arbitration between the Crown & the Duchy of Cornwall .
Officers of the Duchy successfully argued that the Duchy enjoyed many of the rights and prerogatives of a County palatine and that although the Duke of Cornwall was not granted Royal Jurisdiction, was considered to be quasi-sovereign within his Duchy of Cornwall .
The arbitration , as instructed by the Crown , was based on legal argument and documentation which led to the Cornwall Submarine Mines Act of 1858 . In 1858 , on the formation of the Earl of Derby's second administration , he was offered the Great Seal , but declined ; in the same year , however , he was raised to the peerage as Baron Kingsdown, of Kingsdown in the Kent Co .
In 1861 he was instrumental in the passing of the Wills Act 1861 ,later known as Lord Kingsdown's Act , by which a will made out of the UK by a British subject is , as far as regards personal estate, good if made according to the forms required by the law of the place where it was made , or by the law of the testator' domicil at the time of making it , or by the law of the place of his domicil of origin. Lord Kingsdown never married, and his title became extinct.
Lord Kingsdown passed away in 1867 , perhaps the year his Mastiff Rufus came into the ownership of MB Wynn who wrote about Rufus – ‘ … who died in my possession could jump a five barred gate '.
Thomas Leigh' brother Edward Leigh Pemberton 1795-1877 - also of Torry Hill - was an English Conservative Party politician . He was elected to the House of Commons as a Member of Parliament for East Kent at an by-election in May 1868 . Pemberton was re-elected at the general election in November 1868 , and held the seat until the East Kent constituency was abolished .
Loftus Leigh Pemberton 1832-1907 being the 4th son of the late Edward Leigh Pemberton & Charlotte Compton Cox , daughter of a Master in Chancery . Registrar of the Supreme Court since ’75 . His Motto—‘Ut tibi sic alteri ‘ aka ‘As to yourself so to another’ ; residence — 29 Rutland Gate (see above at left) , only two-hundred yards away from Hyde Park London . 26 Rutland Gate was the city residence of Daniel Meinertzhagen VI b ’42 of Brockwood Park , head of a merchant-bank dynasty with an international reputation , second in importance to the Rothschilds . Loftus Leigh Pemberton authored a/o – ‘The Judgments and Orders of the Court of Appeal and High Court of Justice .
Champion Granby bred by LL Pemberton
Coming back to LL Pemberton' 2nd litter containing ch Granby owned by AS de Fivas of Bedford Square - London , it's of interest to find out the maternal granddam Jenny was sis to Wolf & Rufus . Ch Granby got a/o 1st prizes at Northampton ‘74 [ beating Green’ Monarch ] , Crystal Palace ’74 [ Green’ Monarch cup for best Mastiff ] & Alexandra Palace ’75 [ divided champion prize with champion Turk ] . A Stock-keeper article 'Size of Mastiffs' by Suwarrow dd Nov 1880 provides following maths for ch Granby , height at shoulder 33i , girth of head 27 1/2 i , girth of chest 42i , weight 170 lbs or about figures similar to those mentioned for Green' ch Monarch; the article mentions also - 'the greatest girth of head is found with ch Wolsey (29 1/2 i); of chest with Lukey' Wallace 50i (nothing approachingh this in recent years) ; Scawfell bears the palm for ponderosity (206 lbs) . The Kennel Club Stud Book mention substantial offspring of nine litters bred by notable fanciers as Edwin Nichols , CH Fitzherbert & Mrs Rawlinson , the latter bred a litter out of her ch Countess by ch Granby which gave Stanley considered by MB Wynn as having a head bearing a striking likeness to ch Crown Prince . Here below also two portraits of ch Granby sons which both show the more lengthy plain boarhoundy head form annex a small ear .