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S. V. FitzGerald

revised by Roger T. Stearn

Ameer Ali, Saiyid (1849–1928), judge and Muslim leader in India, was born on 6 April 1849 at Chinsura, Bengal, the fourth son of Saiyid Saadat Ali Khan (who died of cholera in 1856) of Mohan, Oudh, and his wife, the daughter of Shamsuddin Khan...

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Anstruther, Sir John, fourth baronet and first baronet (1753–1811), politician and judge, was born on 27 March 1753 at Elie House, Elie, Fife, the second son of Sir John Anstruther, second baronet (1718–1799), politician, and his wife, Janet Fall (1727–1802), daughter of James Fall...

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Ashe, Samuel (1725–1813), politician and judge in the United States of America, was born near Bath, Beaufort county, North Carolina, the son of John Baptista Ashe (d. 1734), a native of Wiltshire and a lawyer, and Elizabeth Swann (d. 1729). At the time of ...

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Atkyns, Sir Edward (1630/31–1698), judge and politician, was born at Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, the second son of Sir Edward Atkyns (1587–1669) of Hensington, Oxfordshire, and Albury Hall, Hertfordshire, baron of the exchequer and justice of the common pleas, and his first wife, Ursula (...

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Atkyns, Sir Robert (bap. 1621, d. 1710), judge and politician, was born at Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, and baptized there on 29 April 1621, the eldest son of Sir Edward Atkyns (1587–1669), a baron of the exchequer during the interregnum, and the elder brother of ...

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Bainard [Baynard], Fulk (b. in or before 1167, d. in or after 1243), justice and administrator, was the elder son of Fulk Bainard and his wife, Christina. He had succeeded his father by 1189, holding most of his lands as a subtenant of the ...

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Baker, Sir John (c. 1489–1558), administrator and speaker of the House of Commons, was born c.1489, being about sixty-two in 1551, the eldest of four sons of Richard Baker (d. 1504), landowner, of Cranbrook, Kent, and his wife, Joan (d...

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John Thomas Ball (1815–1898) by unknown engraver, pubd 1875 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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C. L. Falkiner

revised by Sinéad Agnew

Ball, John Thomas (1815–1898), judge, born in Dublin on 24 July 1815, was the eldest son of Major Benjamin Marcus Ball (1789–1841) and Elizabeth (1789–1838), daughter of Cuthbert Feltus of Hollybrook, co. Carlow. His father was an officer who served with distinction in the ...

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P. B. Austin

revised by Sinéad Agnew

Ball, Nicholas (1791–1865), judge and politician, was born in Dublin, the son of John Ball (1728–1804), silk mercer of Dublin, and his wife, Mabel Clare, née Bennett. Ball, a Catholic, was educated at Stonyhurst College, Lancashire, and at Trinity College, Dublin (1808–12), where his contemporaries included ...

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Bath, Henry of (d. 1260), justice and administrator, began his career as an administrator under his kinsman Hugh of Bath, whose chattels came to Henry when he died in 1236. Hugh was a cleric who was keeper of the honour of Berkhamsted until about 1222, and was successively under-sheriff of ...

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Baynard [Banyard], Robert (d. 1329/30), administrator and justice, was the son of Robert Baynard and his wife, Joan, and the grandson of Fulk Bainard. The family was one of Norfolk gentry, with their principal residence at Great Hautbois. Robert Baynard senior appears to have been still alive in 1302, raising the possibility of confusion between father and son, but as the former had been of age by about 1230, it was probably the younger ...

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Beauchamp, Robert de (c. 1195–1251/2), justice and baron, was the son of Simon de Vautort and of the daughter and heir of Robert de Beauchamp (d. 1195), lord of Hatch Beauchamp in Somerset, whose surname he took. An infant at his father’s death, by 1202 his wardship had been granted to ...

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Belet, Michael (d. 1201), justice and administrator, was the son of Hervey Belet, a landowner in Northamptonshire and Oxfordshire; the name of his mother is unknown, but he later endowed a lamp over her tomb in East Rudham Priory, Norfolk. In 1166 Robert Foliot's...

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Bell, Sir Robert (d. 1577), judge and speaker of the House of Commons, is of unknown parentage and origins, although he may have come from a Norfolk or Yorkshire family. He was possibly educated at Cambridge and certainly at the Middle Temple, where he was a bencher, autumn reader in 1565, and Lent reader in 1572. He was married three times: first, to ...

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Bellenden, Sir Lewis, of Auchnoll (1555x7–1591), administrator and judge, was the eldest son of Sir John Bellenden of Auchnoul (d. 1576) and his second wife, Barbara, daughter of Sir Hugh Kennedy of Girvanmains and Dame Jane Stewart, Lady Methven. Lewis was born between 1555 and August 1557, when he and his mother were granted a charter of certain lands in the ...

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Bereford, Ralph (d. 1329), administrator and justice, appears to have come from Wiltshire, and to have taken his name from Barford near Downton, where he is later recorded as holding land. The Ralph Bereford recorded in 1316 as a landowner at Mollington, Barford St John...

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Bermingham, John, earl of Louth (c. 1290–1329), magnate and justiciar of Ireland, was the eldest of at least four legitimate sons of Peter Bermingham of Tethmoy (d. 1308) and Ela, one of four daughters and coheirs of William de Odingsells of Maxstoke, Warwickshire...

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Bernyngham [Berningham], Sir Richard (d. in or after 1335), administrator and justice, came of a family of minor landowners in the North Riding of Yorkshire which took its name from Barningham, some 10 miles north-west of Richmond. He was a younger son of ...

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Bertram, Roger (c. 1195–1242), baron and justice, was descended from the William Bertram who was granted the barony of Mitford in Northumberland in the reign of Henry I. Roger was the son of another William Bertram and his wife, Alice, the daughter of ...