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Alderson, Sir Edward Hall (bap. 1787, d. 1857), law reporter and judge, was baptized on 10 September 1787 at Great Yarmouth Presbyterian Old Meeting Chapel, the eldest son of Robert Alderson (d. 1833), barrister and recorder of Norwich, and his first wife, ...

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Atkyns, John Tracy (1706–1773), law reporter, was born John Tracy at Lower Swell, Gloucestershire, on 10 January 1706, the second surviving son of John Tracy of Stanway, Gloucestershire, and his wife, Anne, daughter of Sir Robert Atkyns of Sapperton, Gloucestershire, chief baron of the ...

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Barnardiston, Thomas (1706–1752), law reporter, was born at Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, the eldest child and only surviving son of Thomas Barnardiston (b. 1677) of Wyverstone and Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, and his wife, Mary (c.1671–1728), daughter of Sir George Downing, ...

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Bendlowes, William (1516–1584), serjeant-at-law and law reporter, was the son of Christopher Bendlowes of Great Bardfield, Essex, and Elizabeth, daughter of John Rufford. He was educated at St John's College, Cambridge (c.1530), Thavies Inn, and Lincoln's Inn, where he was admitted in 1534 and called to the bar in 1539. In his early years at the bar he practised as an attorney of the ...

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W. P. Courtney

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Burrow, Sir James (1701–1782), law reporter, was born on 28 November 1701, the son of Thomas Burrow (d. 1724) of Clapham, Surrey. In 1733, at the age of thirty-two, he succeeded to the post of master of the crown office, the reversion to which had been granted to him in 1724, and retained it until his death. In 1724 he was called to the bar at the ...

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Sir James Burrow (1701–1782) by Jean Baptiste van Loo, c. 1742 © Royal Society

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Carter, Samuel (bap. 1641, d. 1713), law reporter and legal writer, was baptized at St Martin's, Birmingham, on 5 August 1641, the son of Thomas Carter and Margaret Ailesbury. He was admitted to Pembroke College, Cambridge, on 26 May 1657, graduating BA in 1660–61. He was admitted to the ...

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Caryll, John (1460s–1523), law reporter, was born into an obscure Sussex family in the 1460s. As a young man, he occasionally spelt his name Caarle, which may import a peasant origin. By March 1485 he was studying law in the Inner Temple, and it is likely that he entered the inn as a protégé of ...

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J. A. Hamilton

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Chitty, Edward (1804–1863), law reporter, fourth son of Joseph Chitty, the elder (1775–1841), lawyer, and his wife, Elizabeth Woodward, was born in London. Admitted to Lincoln's Inn in 1824 he was called to the bar in 1829, and practised as an equity draftsman. His index to cases in the ...

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Croke, Sir George (c. 1560–1642), judge and law reporter, was the third son of John Croke (d. 1608) of Chilton, Buckinghamshire, and Elizabeth (d. 1611), daughter of Sir Alexander Unton of Chequers. Educated at the parish school in Thame, he matriculated at ...