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Cockburn, Sarah Caudwell [pseud. Sarah Caudwell] (1939–2000), barrister and novelist, was born on 27 May 1939 at the Wandsworth maternity home, Weir Road, London, the daughter of (Francis) Claud Cockburn (1904–1981), journalist, and Jean Iris Ross (1911–1973), the daughter of Charles Ross...

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Cunningham, Sir Henry Stewart (1832–1920), lawyer and novelist, was born at the vicarage, Harrow, Middlesex, on 30 June 1832, the fifth son and penultimate child of the fourteen children of the Revd John William Cunningham (1780–1861); Henry was the third of the four children from his father's second marriage, to ...

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Sir John Clifford Mortimer (1923–2009) by Tai-Shan Schierenberg, 1992 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Mortimer, Sir John Clifford (1923–2009), barrister and author, was born on 21 April 1923 at 7 The Pryors, Hampstead, London, the only child of (Herbert) Clifford Mortimer (1884–1961), a distinguished divorce and probate barrister and author of Mortimer on Probate, and his wife, ...

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Neale, William Johnstoune Nelson (1812–1893), lawyer and novelist, was baptized at Withycombe Raleigh, Devon, on 24 December 1812, the second son of Adam Carruce Neale (1778?–1832), military physician and author, and his wife, Margaret Johnston Young. His brother was Erskine Neale (1804–1883), Church of England...