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Atwood, Thomas (d. 1793), judge in Dominica and the Bahamas and writer on economics and history, wrote that he spent several years of his life in Dominica, but his origins, as most of his other biographical details, are unknown. He was chief judge of ...

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Benson, Robert (1797–1844), judge and local historian of Salisbury, was born in the cathedral close, Salisbury, on 5 February 1797, the youngest son of the Revd Edmund Benson (d. 1835), vicar of Salisbury Cathedral, and his wife, Anne Hunt Grubbe. He was educated at a private school in ...

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Chalmers [Chambers], David, of Ormond (c. 1533–1592), historian and judge, was a younger son of Andrew Chalmers (fl. 1528–1554) of Strichen, Aberdeenshire, and his wife, Christine Fraser (fl. 1528–1554). He probably studied in Aberdeen (in the 1540s–1550s?) and certainly did so in ...

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Sir David Dalrymple, third baronet, Lord Hailes (1726–1792) by Allan Ramsay, c. 1766–7 photograph by kind permission of The National Trust for Scotland

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Dalrymple, Sir David, third baronet, Lord Hailes (1726–1792), judge and historian, was born on 26 October 1726 in Edinburgh, the eldest of the sixteen children of Sir James Dalrymple, second baronet (1692–1751), and Christian (c.1703–1770), daughter of Thomas Hamilton, sixth earl of Haddington...

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Morris, William O'Connor (1824–1904), judge and historian, was born in Kilkenny city, Ireland, on 26 November 1824, the son of Benjamin Morris (d. 1846), sometime rector of Rincurran in the diocese of Cork and Cloyne, and Elizabeth, youngest daughter and coheir of ...

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Stuart, James (1868–1942), magistrate and historian in South Africa, was born in Pietermaritzburg, Natal, on 30 January 1868, the eldest of the six children (four sons and two daughters, one of whom died in infancy) of Martinus Stuart (1841–1881), Natal magistrate, and his wife, ...

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Temple, Sir John (1600–1677), judge and historian, was born in Ireland, the eldest son of Sir William Temple (1554/5–1627), provost of Trinity College, Dublin, and Martha (d. in or after 1627), daughter of Robert Harrison of Derbyshire. His father was knighted by ...