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Ashurst, William Henry [pseud. Edward Search] (bap. 1791?, d. 1855), lawyer and radical, was born in London, and was probably the William Henry Ashurst baptized on 20 March 1791 at St Luke's, Old Street, the son of Brusel Ashurst and his wife, ...

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Sir Mancherjee Merwanjee Bhownaggree (1851–1933) by Sir Benjamin Stone, 1897 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Bhownaggree, Sir Mancherjee Merwanjee (1851–1933), lawyer and politician, was born at Bombay on 15 August 1851, the son of Merwanjee N. Bhownaggree (d. c.1872), a Parsi merchant in Bombay of Persian origin, and his wife Cooverbai (d. 1896). Bhownaggree's father had risen from obscurity as a small-town postmaster to become head of the ...

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Cox, Edward William (1809–1879), lawyer and publisher, was born at Taunton, the eldest son of William Charles Cox, manufacturer, and Harriet, daughter of William Upcott of Exeter. He was educated at Taunton College. In 1836 he married Sophia, daughter of William Harris, surgeon in the ...

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Gifford, (Thomas Johnstone) Carlyle (1881–1975), lawyer and investment trust manager, was born at Ingleston, Twynholm, Kirkcudbrightshire, on 14 January 1881, the son of Patrick Gifford, a farmer, and his wife, Barbara Sloan Grierson. He was educated at George Watson's College, Edinburgh, and Edinburgh University...

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Hall, Sir Edward Marshall (1858–1927), lawyer, was born on 16 September 1858 at Brighton, the youngest of ten children of Alfred Hall (1812–1897), a well-known doctor, and Julia Elizabeth (d. 1889), daughter of James Sebright of Glasgow, an official in the postal service...

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Lushington, Vernon (1832–1912), lawyer and positivist, was born on 8 March 1832 in London, the fourth son of Stephen Lushington (1782–1873) and his wife, Sarah Grace, née Carr, and twin to Sir Godfrey Lushington, whom he closely resembled in appearance, abilities, and temperament. After their mother's death in 1837, the twins were brought up by a maternal aunt at their father's seat in ...

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Pritt, Denis Nowell (1887–1972), lawyer and political activist, was born at Fern Bank, Greenhill Park, Harlesden, Middlesex, on 22 September 1887, the younger of two children of Harry Walter Pritt, metal merchant, and his wife, Mary Owen Wilson. Educated at Winchester College (1901–5), and ...

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Denis Nowell Pritt (1887–1972) by Howard Coster, 1944 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Sir Bryan Clieve Roberts (1923–1996) by unknown photographer © reserved

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Roberts, Sir Bryan Clieve (1923–1996), lawyer and civil servant, was born on 22 March 1923 at Southsea, one of twin sons of Herbert Roberts, educationist, and his wife, Doris Evelyn, née Clieve. His father had taught at Radley College and London University before becoming director of education for ...

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Stout, Sir Robert (1844–1930), lawyer and premier of New Zealand, was born at Lerwick, in the Shetland Islands, on 28 September 1844, the eldest of the six children of Thomas Stout, a merchant and landed proprietor of Lerwick, and his wife, Margaret, née...