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H. F. Oxbury

revised by Myfanwy Lloyd

Boase, Frederic (1843–1916), lawyer and biographer, was born on 7 October 1843 in Larrigan, near Penzance, the youngest in the family of four sons and two daughters of John Josias Arthur Boase (1801–1896), banker, and his wife, Charlotte (1802–1873), daughter of Robert Sholl...

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Boswell, James (1740–1795), lawyer, diarist, and biographer of Samuel Johnson, was born in Edinburgh on 29 October 1740, probably at the family's house on the fourth storey of Blair's Land, Parliament Close, the eldest son of Alexander Boswell, Lord Auchinleck (1707–1782), and his first wife, ...

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James Boswell (1740–1795) by Sir Joshua Reynolds, 1785 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Gordon Goodwin

revised by M. J. Mercer

Cromwell, Oliver (c. 1742–1821), biographer and lawyer, was one of six children of Thomas Cromwell (1699–1747/8), of Bridgewater Square, London, and his second wife, Mary (1708–1813), daughter of the London merchant Nicholas Skinner. He was the great-great-grandson and last of the direct male descendants of ...

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Goddard, Guybon (1612–1671), lawyer and parliamentary diarist, was the only son of Thomas Goddard of Stanhoe and his wife, Mary, daughter of William Guybon of Watlington; both families were of long standing in Norfolk. He matriculated at Peterhouse, Cambridge, in 1629, entered Lincoln's Inn...

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Greene, John (1616–1659), lawyer and diarist, was born in Middlesex on 28 October 1616, the third of seven children of John Greene (1578–1653), barrister, and Anne (d. 1641), daughter of Thomas Blanchard, citizen and draper of London. His father was appointed judge of one of the ...

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Harington, John (1588/9–1654), lawyer and diarist, was born at Kelston, Somerset, the eldest son of Sir John Harington (bap. 1560, d. 1612) and his wife, Mary (d. 1634), daughter of Sir George Rogers of Cannington, Somerset. He matriculated from Trinity College, Oxford...

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Hepburn, Robert (1690?–1716), advocate and essayist, was born at Bearford, near Haddington, Haddingtonshire, the son of Robert Hepburn. Like many Scots at the time he studied law in the Netherlands, probably at the University of Leiden, returning in 1710 to pursue a legal career in ...

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Hickey, William (1749–1827), lawyer in India and memoirist, was born in St Alban's Street, Pall Mall, Westminster, on 30 June 1749, the eighth child of Joseph Hickey (c.1712–1794), an Irishman, a successful London attorney, and his wife, Sarah Boulton (1720–1768), whose family were landed property owners in ...

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T. B. Saunders

revised by H. C. G. Matthew

Lancaster, Henry Hill (1829–1875), essayist and advocate, born on 10 January 1829 at Glasgow, was the son of Thomas Lancaster, a Glasgow merchant, and his wife, Jane, née Kelly. He was educated first at the high school, Glasgow, and afterwards at Glasgow University...