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Finer, Sir Morris (1917–1974), judge and social reformer, was born on 12 December 1917 at 24 Underwood Street, Bethnal Green, in the East End of London, the elder son of Charles Finer (1888–1959), master tailor, and his wife, Ray, née Topper (1895–1978). He won scholarships from ...

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Gifford, Adam, Lord Gifford (1820–1887), judge and benefactor, eldest son of James Gifford, administrator, and his wife, Catherine Ann, née West, teacher, was born at Edinburgh on 29 February 1820. His sister Mary married the Congregationalist minister Alexander Raleigh, and was the mother of ...

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Gonson, Sir John (1676/7–1765), magistrate, details of whose birthplace and family are unknown, was called to the bar of the Inner Temple in July 1715. He served as a magistrate at the Middlesex sessions from 1720 and was knighted on 14 May 1722. ...

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Henriques, Sir Basil Lucas Quixano (1890–1961), founder of youth clubs and magistrate, was born in London on 17 October 1890, the youngest of the five children of David Quixano Henriques, who had an import and export company in Manchester and London, and his wife, ...

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Jarvis, Edward Kem (bap. 1805, d. 1853), judge and philanthropist, was baptized on 15 March 1805 at Ratcliffe Culey parish church, Hinckley, Leicestershire, the only child of Joseph Jarviss (fl. 1785–1830), Atherstone postmaster and innkeeper, and his wife, Mary (fl. 1785–1810)...

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Tyabji, Badruddin (1844–1906), judge and reformer in India, was born at Bombay on 10 October 1844, the eighth of ten children and the fifth of six sons of a Cambay merchant, Tyab Ali (also known as Tyabji Bhai Mian; 1803–1863), and his wife, ...

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Badruddin Tyabji (1844–1906) by unknown photographer, 1891 © reserved

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Zouch, Henry (1725?–1795), magistrate and writer on the poor, was the eldest surviving son of Charles Zouch (d. 1754), the vicar of Sandal Magna, near Wakefield, Yorkshire, and Dorothy, née Norton (1695/6–1760); he was the brother of Thomas Zouch. Henry was educated at ...