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Anster, John (1793–1867), jurist and poet, was born in Charleville, co. Cork, the son of John Anster. He entered Trinity College, Dublin, in 1810, and obtained a scholarship in 1814. In Easter term 1824 Anster was called to the Irish bar; in the following year he took the degree of doctor of laws. In 1832 he married ...

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Cheape, Douglas (1797–1861), writer and jurist, was born on 9 May 1797 at Rossie, Fife, and was baptized in the parish church at Collessie shortly thereafter; he was the third son in the family of four sons and two daughters of Captain John Cheape (1757–1838)...

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Heuston, Robert Francis Vere (1923–1995), jurist and biographer, was born on 17 November 1923 in Dublin, the elder son of Vere Douglas Heuston, managing clerk at Guinness's brewery in that city, and his wife, Dorothy Helen, née Coulter. He was baptized into the ...

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Jacob, Giles (bap. 1686, d. 1744), legal and literary author, was baptized on 22 November 1686 in Romsey, Hampshire, the only son among eight children of Henry Jacob (d. 1735), maltster, and his wife, Susanna Thornbery. It is unknown where he received his education, but he later wrote that he received legal training under a 'very eminent attorney' (...

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Rhydderch ab Ieuan Llwyd (c. 1325–1392x8), literary patron and jurist, was born, possibly c.1325 (judging by the course of his later career), into a family and milieu of rich and distinguished cultural associations. The medieval house of Parcrhydderch (of which no trace now remains) stood at the junction of the commotes of ...

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St George Tucker (1752–1827) by Charles Balthazar Julien Févret de Saint-Mémin, 1807–8 in the collection of the Corcoran Gallery of Art

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Tucker, St George (1752–1827), jurist and poet in the United States of America, was born on 29 June 1752 at Port Royal, Bermuda, the son of Henry Tucker, merchant, and Anne Butterfield. After receiving some education at home, he emigrated to Virginia in 1771 and enrolled as a student at the ...