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William Cleveland-Stevens

revised by Catherine Pease-Watkin

Dibdin, Sir Lewis Tonna (1852–1938), ecclesiastical lawyer and administrator, was born in Bloomsbury, London, on 19 July 1852, the third son of the Revd Robert William Dibdin and his wife, Caroline, only child of William Thompson, barrister, of the Temple. He was grandson of ...

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W. P. Courtney

revised by Matthew Kilburn

Lee, Sir George (1700?–1758), ecclesiastical lawyer and politician, was the fifth son of Sir Thomas Lee, second baronet, and his wife, Alice, the daughter and coheir of Thomas Hopkins, a London merchant. Among his elder brothers was the judge William Lee. On 21 March 1716 he was entered as a pensioner at ...

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Lyndwood, William (c. 1375–1446), administrator, ecclesiastical lawyer, and bishop of St David's, was born in Linwood, near Market Rasen, Lincolnshire. One of the seven children of John Lyndwood (d. 1419), a successful woolman, and his wife, Alice, William Lyndwood is depicted as a child, but dressed precociously in the robes of a doctor of laws, on his father's monumental brass in ...

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Wilbraham, Sir Philip Wilbraham Baker, sixth baronet (1875–1957), ecclesiastical lawyer and administrator, was born at Rode Hall, Scholar Green, Cheshire, on 17 September 1875, the younger and only surviving son of Sir George Barrington Baker, fifth baronet (1845–1912), who took the additional surname of ...