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Sidney Lee

revised by K. D. Reynolds

Anstey, Thomas Chisholm (1816–1873), lawyer and politician, was the second son of Thomas Anstey (1777–1851), one of the earliest settlers in Van Diemen's Land, and his wife, Mary Turnbull (d. 1862), and was born in Kentish Town, London. He received his early education in ...

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Aton [Ayton, Acton], John (d. 1349), canon lawyer, was the son of John Aton. His ecclesiastical career began with appointments in Lincoln diocese. He first appears in surviving historical sources in 1327, when, as a master of arts, he represented the dean and chapter of ...

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W. P. Courtney

revised by G. Martin Murphy

Badeley, Edward Lowth (1803/4–1868), ecclesiastical lawyer, was the younger son of John Badeley MD, of Leigh's Hall, near Chelmsford, and his wife, Charlotte Brackenbury. He matriculated at Brasenose College, Oxford, at the age of sixteen on 14 January 1820 and graduated BA in 1823, taking his MA degree in 1828. In January 1841 he was called to the ...

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William Barclay (1546–1608) by Karel van Mallery, pubd 1600 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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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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J. M. Rigg

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Barnewall, Richard Vaughan (1779/80–1842), barrister, was the fourth son of Robert Barnewall of London, merchant, and Sophia, daughter of Captain Silvester Barnewall (uncle of Robert Barnewall). His father was said to have been lineally descended from Sir Nicholas Barnewall, created in 1461 chief justice of the common pleas in ...

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Barowe [Barrow], Thomas (d. 1499), lawyer and administrator, was a native of north Lincolnshire, who became a scholar of Eton College in 1451, and was nominated by the provost for a scholarship at King's Hall, Cambridge, in 1456–7. Admitted as a bachelor of civil law in 1460, he incepted in civil law in 1469–70, and became a licentiate in 1475. Closely associated with ...

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Barry, Michael Joseph (1817–1889), writer and lawyer, was born in Cork City, the eldest son of Michael Joseph Barry, a barrister and later professor of English law in the then Queen's College, Cork (now University College, Cork), and his wife, Anne England...

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Baynard, Richard (1371–1434), lawyer and speaker of the House of Commons, was born on 2 February 1371, the fourth son of Thomas Baynard (d. 1375) of Messing, Essex, the family home since the twelfth century. He inherited Messing, Birch Hall, and Le Castle...

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Bell, William (b. in or before 1538, d. 1598), lawyer, was born to a family of Worcestershire gentry, the son of John Bell. According to his own account Bell's great-grandfather had been forced to sell his patrimony to support a dissolute wife, the natural daughter of ...