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Blanchard, William Isaac (bap. 1741?, d. 1796), stenographer and legal writer, was the grandson of a French refugee and is probably the William Blanchard baptized on 20 December 1741 at St Martin-in-the-Fields, Westminster, London, son of Isaac Blanchard and his wife, Ann Mary Delpeuch...

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Francis Watt

revised by Elizabeth Baigent

Halkerston, Peter (d. c. 1833), legal writer and antiquary, is said to have received a university education, and to have taken the degree of MA. He studied law, and in 1791 was admitted to the Society of Solicitors to the Supreme Courts of Scotland...

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Gordon Goodwin

revised by Catherine Pease-Watkin

Lewin, Thomas (1805–1877), legal writer and antiquary, was born on 19 April 1805, the fifth son of Spencer James Lewin, vicar of Ifield, Sussex, and rector of Crawley, in the same county. In March 1816 he went to Merchant Taylors' School, London, and from there to ...

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Gordon Goodwin

revised by Sinéad Agnew

Mason, Henry Joseph Monck (1778–1858), legal writer and antiquary, was born at Powerscourt, co. Wicklow, on 15 July 1778, the son of Lieutenant-Colonel Henry Monck Mason of Kildare Street, Dublin, and his second wife, Jane, the only daughter of Bartholomew Mosse MD. His uncle was ...

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Gordon Goodwin

revised by Joanne Potier

Robinson, William (1777–1848), topographer and legal writer, the only son of William Robinson of Tottenham, practised for many years as a solicitor in Bartlett's Buildings, Holborn, London. He was admitted to the Middle Temple on 1 May 1822 and was called to the ...

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Viner, Charles (bap. 1678, d. 1756), legal writer and university benefactor, was born in Salisbury and baptized there at St Mary's Church, on 3 November 1678, the son of Charles Viner (fl. 1660–1711) and his wife, Mary. His father was a prosperous draper, and perhaps a kinsman of ...