À Beckett, Gilbert Abbott (1811–1856), comic writer and police magistrate, was born at The Grange, Hampstead, Middlesex, on 17 February 1811, the third son of William A'Beckett (1777–1855), a reform solicitor, and his wife, Sarah Abbott. His forebears were an ancient Wiltshire family, who traced their ancestry back to the fourteenth century and claimed descent from ...
Maker Charles Couzens
Barbara M. Benedict
Creech, William [pseud. Theophrastus] (1745–1815), bookseller and magistrate, was born in Newbattle, Edinburghshire, on 12 May 1745, the son of the Revd William Creech (1705–1745), minister of Newbattle, and his wife, the Calvinist Mary Buley (d. 1764) of the English family of ...
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Martin C. Battestin
Fielding, Henry (1707–1754), author and magistrate, was born on 22 April 1707 at Sharpham Park, near Glastonbury, Somerset, the eldest of the seven children of Colonel Edmund Fielding (1680–1741), a veteran of Marlborough's wars who would rise to the rank of lieutenant-general, and ...
C. A. H. Crosse
revised by Joseph Coohill
Knox, Alexander Andrew (1818–1891), journalist and police magistrate, the second son of George Knox, a landowner in Jamaica, was born in London on 5 February 1818. He was educated at Blundell's School, Tiverton, and went with a scholarship to Trinity College, Cambridge (BA 1844, MA 1847). He was called to the ...
F. M. O'Donoghue
revised by John D. Haigh
Moser, Joseph (1748–1819), writer and magistrate, was born in Greek Street, Soho, London, in June 1748, the son of Hans Jacob Moser, a Swiss artist, and nephew of the enamellist George Michael Moser (1706–1783). He was instructed in enamel painting by his uncle, and exhibited at the ...
James B. Windeyer
Windeyer, Charles (1780–1855), magistrate in Australia and journalist, was born on 1 July 1780 at Pennyquart Well, near Eccleshall, Staffordshire, the third of the six children of Walter Windeyer (1751–1801) and his wife, Ann Venables. His paternal grandfather had come to England from ...