Tomb  of Viscount and Viscountess Esher (detail)

Tomb of Viscount and Viscountess Esher (detail) by Francis John Williamson (1833-1920). Marble. Christ Church churchyard, Esher, Surrey. This detail shows Viscount Esher's judge's wig and the richness of his robes. [Entire monument]. Photograph and text 2006 by Jacqueline Banerjee. This photograph may be used without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose.

Viscount Esher had become Solicitor-General in 1868 and Master of the Rolls in 1883. He was created Baron Esher of Esher in in Surrey in 1885, and Viscount Esher in 1897, and was of some importance in establishing the tort of negligence. He was interred in the family vault at Moore Place, Esher, nearby. (Source: Oxford Dictionary of National Biography). He was the grandfather of the artist, Dorothy Brett — one of D.H. Lawrence's friends.

Last modified 31 August 2006