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Hardinge Stanley Giffard, first earl of Halsbury (1823–1921) by York & Son, 1890s © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Giffard, Hardinge Stanley, first earl of Halsbury (1823–1921), judge, was born at 12 Penton Street, Pentonville, London, on 3 September 1823. He was the third son of Stanley Lees Giffard LLD (1788–1858) and his first wife, Susanna Meares, daughter of Francis Moran JP...

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Knyvet, Sir John (d. 1381), justice and administrator, was the eldest son of Richard Knyvet of Southwick, Northamptonshire (d. 1353), the keeper of Rockingham Forest in that county, and Joanna, daughter and heir of Sir John Wurth. Knyvet was practising in the courts by 1347; in 1354 he became serjeant-at-law, and from 1356 to 1361 served as a king's serjeant. On 24 June 1361 he was appointed a justice of the ...

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Parning, Sir Robert (d. 1343), justice and administrator, was a member of a Cumberland family; his father, Robert, was still alive in 1337. He was acting as counsel before 21 July 1315 and became a serjeant-at-law in 1329, serving as king's serjeant from Easter term 1333 to Michaelmas term 1339. He maintained interests in his native county and was knight of the shire for ...

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W. R. Cornish and David J. A. Cairns

Rolfe, Robert Monsey, Baron Cranworth (1790–1868), judge, was born at Cranworth in Norfolk on 18 December 1790, the elder son of Edmund Rolfe (1762/3–1795), curate of Cranworth and rector of Cockley-Clay, and his wife, Jemima, fifth daughter of William Alexander, and granddaughter of ...

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Robert Monsey Rolfe, Baron Cranworth (1790–1868) by George Richmond, 1860 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Sadyngton [Sadington], Sir Robert (d. in or after 1361), justice and administrator, came of a family of minor Leicestershire gentry named from Saddington in that county. His father's name may have been John. Robert Sadyngton clearly trained for the law. First recorded in 1317, as an attorney in ...

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Thorpe, Sir Robert (d. 1372), justice, was the son of Sir Robert Thorpe of Orton Waterville, Huntingdonshire, steward of the liberties of Peterborough Abbey, and his wife, Margaret. He has often been confused with a contemporary who was the second master of Pembroke College, Cambridge...