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Burge, William (1786–1849), barrister, slave owner, and anti-abolition advocate, was born in Castle Cary, Somerset, on 18 April 1786, the eldest son in the family of three sons and six daughters of John Burge (1746–1810), stocking maker, and his wife, Elizabeth (1760–1804), daughter of the ...

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Edwards, (Allen) Clement (1869–1938), trade unionist, barrister, and journalist, was born on 7 June 1869 in Knighton, Radnorshire, the third of seven children born to George Benjamin Edwards, auctioneer, master tailor, and draper, and Sarah Ellen (née Tudge). Both parents came from farming, nonconformist, and radical families in the border areas. ...

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McLaren, Charles Benjamin Bright, first Baron Aberconway (1850–1934), barrister and industrialist, was born at Edinburgh on 12 May 1850, the elder son of Duncan McLaren (1800–1886), member of parliament for Edinburgh, and his third wife, Priscilla Bright McLaren (1815–1906), daughter of Jacob Bright...

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Morris, Sir Harold Spencer (1876–1967), barrister and industrial arbitrator, was born at 21 Compton Terrace, Highbury, London, on 21 December 1876, the second son of Sir Malcolm Alexander Morris FRCS (Edinburgh) (1849–1924) and his wife, Fanny Cox of Dorchester-on-Thames. Malcolm Morris had a distinguished career as a consulting surgeon and as a specialist in skin diseases, practising from ...