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Connell, Sir John (1765–1831), lawyer and judge, was born in Glasgow on 4 September 1765, son of Arthur Connell, merchant in Glasgow and lord provost of that city, and his wife, Magdalen Wallace. Educated at Glasgow University, he was admitted a member of the ...

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Dobie, William Jardine (1892–1956), lawyer, judge, and author, was born on 21 March 1892 at 133 Dalkeith Road, Edinburgh, the elder son of John Dobie, an Edinburgh solicitor, and his wife, Agnes Ballantyne. Even as a young schoolboy it seems that Dobie was intent on following his father's profession and, after his schooling at ...

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Falconer, Sir David (1638/9–1685), lawyer and judge, was the second son of Sir David Falconer of Glenfarquhar (d. before 1682), one of the commissaries of Edinburgh, and Margaret, daughter of Sir Robert Hepburn of Bearford. His elder brother was Sir Alexander Falconer...

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Sir William Garrow (1760–1840) by Robert Dunkarton, pubd 1810 (after Arthur William Devis, pubd 1802) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Garrow, Sir William (1760–1840), barrister and judge, was born on 13 April 1760 at Monken Hadley, Middlesex, the youngest son of David Garrow (1715–1805), an ordained minister of the Church of England who maintained a boarding-school at Monken Hadley, and his wife, Sarah Lowndes...

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Sir George Lockhart of Carnwath, Lord Carnwath (c. 1630–1689) by Sir John Baptiste de Medina in the collection of the Faculty of Advocates; photograph courtesy the Scottish National Portrait Gallery

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Lockhart, Sir George, of Carnwath, Lord Carnwath (c. 1630–1689), advocate and judge, seems to have been the second son of Sir James Lockhart (1588/1599–1674) of Lee in Lanarkshire, judge, and his second wife, Martha, daughter of Sir George Douglas of Mordington. His early years are obscure. He may have been the ...

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Murray, Sir Thomas, of Glendoick, baronet, Lord Glendoick (c. 1633–1684/5), lawyer and judge, was the second son of Thomas Murray of Cassochie and Woodend (d. 1666), advocate, and Jean, daughter of Anthony Murray, parson of Utricholm (perhaps Ulcombe) in Kent. The father was made sheriff-depute of ...