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Barclay, William [Guillaume] (1546–1608), civil lawyer, was born in Scotland. According to Sir Robert Sibbald he was descended from the Barclays of Collairnie in Fife; but according to a note attached to James Gordon's History of Scots Affairs (1841) he was a grandson of ...

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Caesar [formerly Adelmare], Sir Julius (bap. 1558, d. 1636), civil lawyer, was born in Tottenham, the eldest son of Cesare Adelmare (d. 1569) and Margery (or Margaret) Perient (or Perin). His father, known as Dr Adelmare or Dr Caesar, had been a subject of the republic of ...

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Hayward, Sir John (1564?–1627), historian and civil lawyer, was born in Felixstowe, Suffolk, or in nearby Walton, where a John Haywarde, possibly his father, held modest property. Felixstowe parish subsidized Hayward's education at Pembroke College, Cambridge, where he graduated BA in 1581 and MA in 1584. In 1591 he became a doctor of laws, the statutory qualification for the practice of civil law in which he was actively engaged throughout his life, certainly from as early as 1595, when the archbishop of ...

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Trumbull, Sir William (1639–1716), civil lawyer and government official, was born on 12 or 13 August 1639 at Easthampstead Park, Berkshire, the country residence of his father, William Trumbull (1604/5–1678), politician and minor government official, and his mother, Trumbull's first wife, Elizabeth (1619/20–1652)...

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Yonge, John (1466/7–1516), civil lawyer and diplomat, was born at Heyford, Oxfordshire, a manor which belonged to New College, Oxford. Yonge later lived in Rye, Sussex. Nothing is known of his parents. When aged eleven he entered Winchester College as a scholar on 29 September 1478. He became a scholar of ...

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Zouche, Richard (1590–1661), civil lawyer, the son of Francis Zouche, lord of the manor of Anstey, Wiltshire, and, reputedly, of Philippa, sixth daughter of George Ludlow of Hill Deverel, Wiltshire, was born at Anstey. He was the great-grandson of the eighth Baron Zouche of Harringworth...