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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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Barre, Richard (b. c. 1130, d. in or after 1202), ecclesiastic and justice, was related to the Sifrewasts, Berkshire knights who also held land at their ancestral centre, Chiffrevast, in Normandy. Some time before 1150 he studied law at Bologna, where he was a fellow student of the canonist ...

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Bassingbourn, Humphrey of (d. 1238x41), ecclesiastic and justice, was a native of Bassingbourn in Cambridgeshire, related to the local lords of the manor, including Warin of Bassingbourn, a prominent counsellor of King John. In 1206 Humphrey was presented by the king to Bassingbourn church...

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Breton [Bretun], John le [John Brito] (d. 1275), justice and bishop of Hereford, was chosen bishop from among the canons of Hereford in January 1269 and was consecrated on 2 June of that year. On his death in 1275 certain chronicles describe him as an 'expert in English laws, who had written a book about them called ...

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Châtillon, Henry de (fl. 1173–1209), justice and ecclesiastic, was the son of Rotrou (IV), count of Perche, and his wife, Matilda de Blois. He became a canon of Rouen Cathedral at an early age, presumably appointed by Archbishop Rotrou, who was his cousin german. He must have had a clerical education, and was probably a canon by 1173. Since he is rarely titled ‘master’ it seems unlikely that he completed a university course of study. ...

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Drayton, Nicholas (d. in or before 1379), ecclesiastic and justice, was a fellow of the royal college of the King's Hall, Cambridge, from 4 May 1360 until 26 August 1362. He was already a king's clerk when appointed warden of the King's Hall...

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Dundas, Sir James, Lord Arniston (b. in or after 1619, d. 1679), presbyterian leader and judge, was the son of Sir James Dundas of Arniston (1570–1628), MP for Edinburghshire in 1612 and 1625 and governor of Berwick under James VI, and his second wife, ...

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David Fitzgerald

revised by Sinéad Agnew

Fitzgibbon, Gerald (1837–1909), judge and prominent freemason, was born in Dublin on 28 August 1837, the eldest of the two sons and one daughter of Gerald Fitzgibbon (1793–1882), master in chancery and leading member of the Irish bar, and his wife, Ellen, née...

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Gerald Fitzgibbon (1837–1909) by Walter Frederick Osborne, 1894 National Gallery of Ireland

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Gibson, William (d. 1542), judge and bishop, was the second son of Thomas Gibson of Durie in Fife. He was educated at the University of Glasgow, where he was incorporated in 1503 and graduated on 4 December 1507. He was elected bursar of the university in October 1507. Thereafter he evidently studied law at a university overseas....

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B. B. Woodward

revised by David Huddleston

McCausland, Dominick (1806–1873), judge and religious writer, was born at his father's residence, Roe Park, co. Londonderry, on 20 August 1806, the third of four sons of Marcus Langford McCausland and his wife, a daughter of John Kennedy of Cultra, co. Down, and aunt of ...

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Pont, Robert (1524–1606), Church of Scotland minister and judge, was born, according to George Buchanan, at or near Culross in Fife, a son of John Pont of Shires Mill and Catherine Murray, daughter of the laird of Tullibardine. Shires Mill, whose property his father held, belonged to ...

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Raleigh [Ralegh], William of (d. 1250), justice, administrator, and bishop of Winchester, came of a prominent Devon family which had several branches and whose members are sometimes difficult to distinguish from one another. In 1212 King John presented him to the church of ...

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Sinclair, Henry (1507/8–1565), judge and bishop of Ross, was the son of Sir Oliver Sinclair of Roslin, Edinburghshire (d. 1513), and his second wife, Isabella Livingstone, and grandson of William Sinclair, third earl of Orkney and first earl of Caithness (b. after 1407, d. 1480)...

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Strange, (Thomas) Lumisden (1808–1884), judge and theological writer, was born at Landon's Gardens, Poonamallee Road, Madras, on 4 January 1808, the eldest son of Sir Thomas Andrew Lumisden Strange (1756–1841), first chief justice of Madras, and his second wife, Louisa (1788–1862), youngest daughter of ...

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Walton [Wauton], Simon of (d. 1265/6), justice and bishop of Norwich, was probably a native of Walton d'Eiville, Warwickshire. In 1235–6 Master Simon of Walton appears as a plaintiff concerning lands in nearby Tysoe. A trained canon lawyer, his services brought him a pension from ...

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York, William of (d. 1256), justice, and bishop of Salisbury, apparently came from the East Riding of Yorkshire, though nothing is known of his parentage or early life. He may have begun his official career as a chancery clerk, perhaps under the patronage of ...