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Fisher, Sir Henry Arthur Pears [Harry] (1918–2005), barrister, judge, and college head, was born at The Hall, Repton, Derbyshire, on 20 January 1918, the eldest of six sons of the Revd Geoffrey Francis Fisher (1887–1972), then headmaster of Repton School, and his wife, ...

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Foster, Sir Robert (1589–1663), barrister and judge, was the youngest son of Sir Thomas Foster (1548–1612) of Hunsdon, Hertfordshire, a judge of the common pleas under James I, and his wife, Susan, née Foster (c.1552–1626), of Iden, Sussex. Following his father's profession, ...

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John Andrew Hamilton, Viscount Sumner (1859–1934) by Sir William Orpen, 1919 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Hamilton, John Andrew, Viscount Sumner (1859–1934), barrister and judge, was born on 3 February 1859 at 47 Rumford Street, Chorlton upon Medlock, Lancashire, the second son and third of the seven children of Andrew Hamilton, a Scots-born iron merchant of Manchester, and Frances...

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Jones, (John) Mervyn Guthrie Griffith- (1909–1979), barrister and judge, was born on 1 July 1909 at 19 Kidderpore Gardens, Hampstead, London, the son of John Stanley Phillips Griffith-Jones (1877/8–1949), barrister, and Eveline Louisa, née Yarrow (1872/3–1966). He was educated at Eton College and ...

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(John) Mervyn Guthrie Griffith- Jones (1909–1979) by Gerald Schwab 1946 United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Gerald Schwab

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Knowlys, Newman (1758–1836), barrister and judge, was born in London, the fourth son of William Knowlys, merchant, of Harp Lane, Tower Street, London. Educated at Botesdale and Christ's College, Cambridge (he did not obtain a degree), Knowlys was admitted to the Middle Temple...

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Latey, Sir John Brinsmead (1914–1999), barrister and judge, was born on 7 March 1914 at 4 Osborne Mansions, Chapter Road, Cricklewood, London, the elder of the two sons of William Latey (1885–1976), journalist, and later barrister and special commissioner in divorce, and his wife, ...

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Miskin, Sir James William (1925–1993), barrister and judge, was born in Hong Kong on 11 March 1925, the son of Geoffrey Miskin, general manager of the Hongkong and Shanghai Bank, and his wife, Joyce. The Miskins were of Huguenot origin, and had settled in ...

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Russell, Sir (Thomas) Patrick (1926–2002), barrister and judge, was born on 30 July 1926 at Brookside, Crofts Bank Road, Urmston, Lancashire, the youngest of three sons of Sidney Arthur Russell (d. 1954), electrical engineer, and his wife, Elsie, née Potter (d...

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Silvester, Sir John, first baronet (1745–1822), barrister and judge, was born in London on 7 September 1745, the son of Sir John Baptist Silvester (d. 1789) of St Peter's, Cornhill, London, a doctor of medicine, and Alathea Catherine D'Aulnis, daughter of Colonel D'Aulnis...