Maker Samuel William Reynolds senior
Abbott, Charles, first Baron Tenterden (1762–1832), judge, was born in Canterbury on 7 October 1762, the second son of John Abbott (d. 1785), a hairdresser, with a shop opposite the western portal of the cathedral, and his wife, Alice, née Bunce (...
A'Beckett, Sir William (1806–1869), judge, was born on 28 July 1806 in London, the eldest son of William A'Beckett (1777–1855), solicitor, and his wife, Sarah, née Abbott. After attending Westminster School and serving articles with his father, he determined on the bar and was called at ...
J. B. Paul
revised by Matthew Kilburn
Abercromby, Alexander, Lord Abercromby (1745–1795), judge and essayist, was born on 15 October 1745, probably at Menstrie, Clackmannanshire, the fourth and youngest son of George Abercromby of Tullibody, Clackmannanshire (1705–1800), who had trained as an advocate, and his wife, Mary (d. 1767)...
J. H. Baker
Abney, Sir Thomas (1690/91–1750), judge, was baptized on 3 April 1691 at Willesley, Derbyshire, the second son of Sir Edward Abney of Willesley and his second wife, Judith, daughter and coheir of Peter Barr, a London merchant. His father was member of parliament...
Ackner, Desmond James Conrad, Baron Ackner (1920–2006), judge, was born at 90 Highbury New Park, Islington, London, on 18 September 1920, the son of an immigrant Viennese dentist, Conrad Ackner, who had a fashionable practice in Wimpole Street, and his wife, (Rosine) Rhoda, née Tuck...
W. O. Hart
revised by Alec Samuels
Acton, Sir Edward (1865–1945), judge, was born at Stretford in Lancashire on 6 November 1865, the son of Henry Morell Acton (1828–1907) [see under Acton, Henry], one of the editors of the Manchester Guardian, and his wife, Anne Shaw, daughter of ...
Michael T. Davis
Adair, James (1743
J. H. Baker
Adams, Sir Richard (1709/10–1774), judge, was the son and heir of John Adams of the parish of St Olave, Southwark. He was admitted to the Inner Temple on 23 October 1727. Called to the bar in 1736, Adams practised as one of the common pleaders of ...
Aitchison, Craigie Mason, Lord Aitchison (1882–1941), judge, was born at the manse, Erskine, Falkirk, on 26 January 1882, the second son of the Revd James Aitchison, minister of the United Presbyterian church, and his wife, Elizabeth Mason Craigie. He was educated at Falkirk high school...