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Andrews, Sir James, baronet (1877–1951), lord chief justice of Northern Ireland, was born in Comber, co. Down, on 3 January 1877, the third son of Thomas Andrews, flax spinner, of Ardara, Comber, and his wife, Eliza, daughter of James Alexander Pirrie and sister of ...

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Arnold, Sir Nicholas (c. 1509–1580), lord justice of Ireland, was the second but eldest surviving son of John Arnold (d. 1545), administrator, of Churcham, Gloucestershire, and his wife, Isabel Hawkins. His younger brother Richard Arnold (b. in or before 1526, d...

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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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Brabazon, Sir William (d. 1552), lord justice of Ireland, was the son of John Brabazon, a gentleman of Eastwell, Leicestershire; his mother's maiden name was Chaworth. At an unknown date he married Elizabeth, daughter and coheir of Nicholas Clifford of Holme, Kent; they had two sons and two daughters. ...

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Brereton, Sir William (d. 1541?), lord justice of Ireland, was the eldest son of Sir Andrew Brereton of Brereton, Cheshire, and Agnes, daughter of Robert Legh of Adlington in the same county. William was knighted before 1523 and served on several local commissions. He married, first, ...

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Burt, Sir Archibald Paull (1810–1879), colonial judge, was born on 1 September 1810 in St Kitts, the second son and second of the seven children of George Henry Burt (1787–1851), sugar planter, merchant, and speaker of the house of assembly of St Kitts...

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Carey, Sir Victor Gosselin (1871–1957), bailiff of Guernsey, was born on 2 July 1871 at Petit Marché, St Peter Port, Guernsey, the third of four children of Major-General de Vic Francis Carey (1831–1908), army officer, of Le Vallon, Guernsey, and his wife, Harriet Mary (1843–1932)...

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Coutanche, Alexander Moncrieff, Baron Coutanche (1892–1973), bailiff of Jersey, was born in St Saviour, Jersey, on 9 May 1892, the younger son and third child of Adolphus Arnold Coutanche (1856–1921), notary public and captain in the Royal Jersey militia, and his wife, Jane Alexandrina (Ina) Finlayson (...

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Drury, Sir William (1527–1579), soldier and lord justice of Ireland, was born on 2 October 1527 at Hawstead, Suffolk, the third of five sons of Sir Robert Drury (b. before 1503, d. 1577), landowner, of Hedgerley, Buckinghamshire, and his wife, Elizabeth, daughter of ...

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Sir William Drury (1527–1579) attrib. George Gower, c. 1570–75 private collection; photograph © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Sir Robert Hugh Le Masurier (1913–1996) by unknown photographer Universal Pictorial Press

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Le Masurier, Sir Robert Hugh (1913–1996), bailiff of Jersey, was born on 29 December 1913 in St Helier, Jersey, the son of William Smythe Le Masurier (1875–1950) and his wife, Mabel Harriet, née Briard. His father was a well-known local solicitor and keen yachtsman who later distinguished himself, as commodore of the ...

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MacDermott, John Clarke, Baron MacDermott (1896–1979), lord chief justice of Northern Ireland, was born in Belfast on 12 April 1896, the third surviving son and sixth of seven children of Revd John MacDermott DD, minister of Belmont and moderator of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland...

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Pelham, Sir William (d. 1587), lord justice of Ireland, was the third son of Sir William Pelham (d. 1538), a landowner of Laughton, Sussex, and his second wife, Mary, daughter of William Sandys, Lord Sandys. The younger William Pelham married twice. With his first wife, ...

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Sherwill, Sir Ambrose James (1890–1968), bailiff of Guernsey, was born on 12 February 1890 in the Castel parish, Guernsey, the son of James Edgar Sherwill (b. 1860), butcher, of Les Landes, Castel, Guernsey, and his wife, Elizabeth Annie, née Roberts, dressmaker. He came of a poor family and had to work hard. He was educated at ...