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Abercromby, Alexander, Lord Abercromby (1745–1795), judge and essayist, was born on 15 October 1745, probably at Menstrie, Clackmannanshire, the fourth and youngest son of George Abercromby of Tullibody, Clackmannanshire (1705–1800), who had trained as an advocate, and his wife, Mary (d. 1767)...

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George William Wilshere Bramwell, Baron Bramwell (1808–1892) by London Stereoscopic Co., after 1862 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Bramwell, George William Wilshere, Baron Bramwell (1808–1892), judge and political pamphleteer, was born at 22 Finch Lane, Cornhill, London, on 12 June 1808, the son of George Bramwell, banker, and his wife, Elizabeth Martha, née Frith. Frederick Joseph Bramwell was his younger brother. He was educated at the Revd Martin Ready's school at Peckham, and then at the ...

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Cullen, Robert, Lord Cullen (1742–1810), judge and essayist, was born on 22 September 1742 and baptized in the parish of Hamilton, Lanarkshire, on 28 September, the eldest son of William Cullen (1710–1790), physician, and his wife, Anna Johnstone (d. 1786). He was educated at the ...

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Home [Hume], Sir David, of Crossrig, Lord Crossrig (1643–1707), judge and diarist, was born on 23 May 1643, the second son of Sir John Home (d. 1656) of Blackadder, Berwickshire, and of Mary (d. 1678), daughter of Sir James Dundas of ...

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Sewall, Samuel (1652–1730), judge and diarist in America, was born on 28 March 1652 at Bishop Stoke, Hampshire, the second child of Henry Sewall (c.1615–1700) and Jane (1627–1701), daughter of Stephen and Alice (née Archer) Dummer. The Sewall and Dummer...

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Samuel Sewall (1652–1730) by John Smibert, 1729 Copyright 2004 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; bequest of William L. Barnard (by exchange), and Emily L. Ainsley Fund