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C. E. A. Bedwell

revised by Joseph Coohill

Clifford, Frederick (1828–1904), journalist and legal writer, was born at Gillingham, Kent, on 22 June 1828, the fifth son of Jesse Clifford and his wife, Mary Pearse. After private schooling he engaged in provincial journalism, but settled in London in 1852, and joined the parliamentary staff of ...

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Finlason, William Francis (1818–1895), legal writer and journalist, was the son of Thomas Finlason of Camberwell, Surrey. He entered the Middle Temple as a student on 5 January 1841. He practised for some years as a special pleader under the bar, and reported as a member of the ...

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Foss, Edward (1787–1870), legal writer and biographer, eldest son of Edward Smith Foss (d. 1830), solicitor, of 36 Essex Street, Strand, London, and Anne, his wife, daughter of Dr William Rose of Chiswick, was born in Gough Square, Fleet Street, on 16 October 1787. He was educated under ...

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Rastell, William (1508–1565), printer and legal writer, was born in Coventry, a younger son of the printer and adventurer John Rastell (c. 1475–1536) and Elizabeth (1482–1537), sister of Sir Thomas More. According to Wood, he went to Oxford University in 1525, aged about seventeen, though this seems unlikely since he was already working in his father's printing business. ...

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C. W. Sutton

revised by Jonathan Harris

Roscoe, Henry (1800–1836), legal writer and biographer, was born on 17 April 1800 at Allerton Hall, near Liverpool, the youngest son of William Roscoe (1753–1831), banker, historian, and patron of the arts, and his wife, Jane (1757–1824), daughter of William Griffies, a Liverpool...

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Schomberg, Alexander Crowcher (1756–1792), poet and writer on jurisprudence, was born in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, on 6 July 1756, the son of Ralph (or Raphael) Schomberg (1714–1792), physician and writer, and his wife, Elizabeth Crowcher (1719–1807). He was admitted a scholar of Winchester College...

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Woolrych, Humphry William (1795–1871), biographer and legal writer, was born at Southgate, Middlesex, on 24 September 1795, the son of Humphry Cornewall Woolrych (d. 1816), landowner of Croxley in Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, and his wife, Elizabeth, elder daughter and coheir of William Bentley...